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ing now, and some of them go back to when I was mayor. I am concerned we might be losing our character and I want to get involved to make sure that doesnt happen. My experience will be a plus, and my learning curve short, she said. Woodland said he is running again to preserve and protect what makes Anna Maria speQuam said he wants to continue to maintain the status quo in the city. I just love this city and I want to do my part instead of just sitting on the sidelines and complaining about everything. Yetter said she wants to be part of the solution, not the problem. I bring a solid understanding of the building codes, land-development regulations, etc. and a strong commitment to keeping Anna Maria at the small town level we have all come to expect and enjoy. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters will have a choice of three from the slate of four candidates running for a commission seat. The top three voteAnna Maria city commissioners are elected for two-year terms and receive $400 a month in compensation. More election news: Page 4. Woodland Meetings: The government calendar. Page 3 Op/ed: The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Waste Pro on the job in BB. Page 8 chase. Page 9 10 What to do on AMI. Page 10 Island police blotter. Page 13 plan. Page 18 nesting season. Page 19 Sports: Camp signals fall start for soccer. Page 20 get the bite. Page 21 Feasts, fests, fall plans. Page 22 Astheworld Terns take a day off from work. Page 6Bulldog labors. Page 16The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgConcession conversion. Page 12 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org get the bite. Page 21 Obituaries What to do on AMI. Meetings Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAVOLUME 19, NO. 43 Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend AUG. 31, 2011 FREE Work advice. Page 17 Streetlife PLEASE SEE PARASAIL, PAGE 2 2011 ELECTIONSAM ballot slate set: 4 seek 3 commission seatsME: Parasailer drownedBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The medical examiner determined last week that the death of a South Carolina parasailer June 27 was accidental, caused by drowning. District 12 Medical Examiner Dr. Rusinvestigation into the death of David Richard Sieradzki, 31, an IT expert from Fountain Inn, S.C., who died June 27. The death occurred following a mechanical failure of the boat engine and Mr. Sieradzkis descent into the water, read a statement from the ME. The cause of death was determined to be drowning. The manner of death was determined to be an accident. Sieradzki, his wife Stephanie and several others had taken the parasailing cruise on the Almost Heaven, a 28-foot vessel operated by Fun N Sun Parasailing out of the Bradenton on the parasail, followed by David Sieradzki. According to Fun N Sun, the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife, the outdrive on the boat failed, causing the propeller to stop turning and the boat to abruptly slow. It was able to make a bare-steerage way, said Coast Guard Cmdr. Peter Martin, deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. The line slackened and Sieradzki, who was wearing a life vest, came down, landing in the water about 400 feet from the boat. The boat was about 1.5 miles off the coast of Longboat Key. Witnesses told investigators that Sieradzki waved as he touched down. But at some point, Sieradzki became unresponsive. The crew pulled him to the boat, which took about two to three minutes. By then, Sieradzki was unconscious, with a faint pulse. The Almost Heaven crew began CPR and sent out a distress call at 5:30 p.m. A response crew from Coast Guard Station Cortez was launched to aid Almost Heaven. The Coast Guard crew transferred Sieradzki and his wife to its boat, where CPR was performed on the man on the way to the Coquina Bayside boat ramp in Bradenton Beach. Once at the boat ramp, Coast Guard crewBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter mission seats. Joining Commissioners John Quam and Dale Woodland in the election race are former Mayor SueLynn and planning and zoning board member Nancy Yetter. Commissioner Gene Aubry did not seek a second term. Early last week, it appeared there might be a crowded field for the election as nine qualifying packets had been distributed since qualifying began Aug. 15. By the noon Aug. 26 qualifying deadline, however, only Quam, Woodland, SueLynn and Yetter had submitted the required paperwork. Quam will be seeking his sixth consecutive term on the commission, while Woodland will look SueLynn was mayor from 2002 to 2006, but has not previously sought a commission seat. Yetter was appointed to the P&Z board in June 2010 by former Mayor Fran Barford. SueLynn said she is seeking a commission seat because she wants to help Anna Maria keep its identity. I am interested in a lot of things happenStephanie and David Sieradzki. David Replacement pier study to take yearsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter There is hope for a new pier in Holmes Beach to replace the Manatee Public Beach pier torn down in 2009 after an engineers report deemed the structure unsafe. After Bridge Design Associates of West Palm Beach issued a report that the pier should be closed and torn down, county commissioners voted on March 3, 2009, for a replacement pier. Conceptual plans were then drawn for a pier extending about 200 feet into the water with an approach ramp that would comply with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Unfortunately for proponents of a replacement pier, declining property values and accompanying lower revenues quickly ruled out any county funding for a new pier. The project was tabled, and county administrator Ed Hunzeker has not put a new pier in any county budget submitted to the commission since the March 2009 vote. However, pier lovers may not have to wait for better times. Manatee County Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker said a study of the beach sand where the pier once stood is ongoing. If the study determines that the pier served to anchor beach sand and prevented or slowed beach erosion, a new pier could be provided from the resort tax fund, he said. The resort tax is the 5 percent tax collected on all accommodation rentals under six months in Manatee County. The funds are used for beach renourishment projects that occur every six to 10 years on Anna Maria Island. If its determined that the old pier played a role in keeping beach sand in place, said Hunsicker, a new pier could be funded with the resort tax. But the replacement would have mean-high water line similar to the design of the previous pier to ensure it would help retain sand on the beach. But dont expect a decision any time soon. PLEASE SEE PIER STUDY, PAGE 3 Yetter
2 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER PARASAIL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 members continued CPR until the arrival of the EMS crew, which also performed CPR before pronouncing Sieradzki dead. The medical examiners initial review of the death was inconclusive. Sieradzki was known to be a good swimmer and was wearing a life vest. So the ME looked into additional risk factors that might result in drowning. Physical injury, inclement weather and drug intoxication were excluded, as was incapacitation by a marine animal, read Vegas statement. Additionally, the Coast Guard found the parasailing equipment in good order, and there was no evidence that Sieradzki became tangled in ropes, the harness or the parachute. The MEs statement continued, Unconsciousness from a medical condition or concussion is a reasonable explanation for how the drowning could occur in the absence of the above described risk factors. There was no evidence of a concussion, but the ME did observe a medical condition Sieradzki had a mildly enlarged heart. Enlarged hearts are known to be at risk for heart arrhythmias, the ME stated. A heart arrhythmia may cause unconsciousness and could be precipitated by stress.Connelly set for bond hearing Hunsicker said the study might take up to two years to complete, maybe longer. And the answer may not help fund a new pier. the beach from eroding at that location, it would not be appropriate to use beach renourishment funds to build a new pier, Hunsicker said. If thats the case, alternate funding sources would have to be found for a new pier, he said. In 2009, Hunsicker estimated a new pier similar to the old public beach pier would cost about $1.6 million. The cost to tear down the old pier and remove all the pilings and concrete was $670,000. Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, a former Holmes Beach mayor and city commissioner, said the county commission approved a new pier when the old one was declared unsafe and closed. And shes holding her colleagues to that vote. I think we owe it to our residents to build a replacement pier. It was a great attraction and everyone who PIER STUDY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A hearing is set for Aug. 31 on a motion to reduce the bond set for an ex-bookkeeper accused of defrauding the Key Royale Club of $387,000. Holly Elaine Connelly, 29, was arrested in July and charged with one count of scheming to defraud in excess of $50,000. She has remained at the Manatee County jail since her arrest, with her bond set at $500,000. The bond hearing was set for 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Manatee County Judicial Center in Bradenton, though it was not clear from court records whether Connelly would appear before the judge in person or via a video-transmission from the jail. Connellys attorney, assistant public defender Jessica Casciola, is seeking a reduction in bond, arguing to post the amount required under the $500,000 bond and that the amount is excessive and violates the defendants U.S. and state constitutional rights. Connelly has pleaded not guilty to the charge and demanded a jury trial. In court records, the prosecution alleges that Connelly, who worked at the Holmes Beach golf club from June 2008 to April 2011, forged checks that were deposited into her Wachovia bank account. years in prison. came to the public beach would use it. It was great for watching people on the beach, Whitmore said. She doesnt want to wait two years for an answer and said shell look for other funding sources as the beach erosion study continues. Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineering, the study of beach erosion in the area of the MPB was begun and should be completed by spring 2012. He said the completed survey would be compared with prior beach erosion surveys done when the pier was operational. Coastal also is surveying beach erosion for the planned 2014-15 beach renourishment project for portions of Anna Maria Island beaches. Coastal has completed a number of beach erosion studies for Manatee County and other Florida governments, including Longboat Key. Spadoni said each study is different because each beach has different sand composition and currents that affect the beach. Were going as rapidly as possible, he said.
THE ISLANDER AUG. 31, 2011 3 ZAGATS Surfside Anna Maria Island 941 778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach West Manatee Fire Rescue District Of Interest closed and trash collection is delayed a day throughout the week in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. The Islander also will be closed. Commissioners meeting, administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. org. New trolley now in service complete with adversome of the operating costs. The second new who coordinates the advertising on the Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinHaas-Martens named to FLC board Holmes Beach City Commissioner Sandy HaasMartens was elected to the Florida League of Cities board of directors at the FLCs recent annual meeting. An FLC press release said Haas-Martens, who chairs the city commission and is deputy mayor of Holmes Beach, will serve on the FLC board until August 2012, when elections are again held. I am honored to have been selected and look forward to working with other municipal leaders throughout the state, Haas-Martens said following her election. Beach to serve on the board. Haas-Martens, now in to the city commission in 1998. She has been deputy mayor since 2006. The 54-member FLC board of directors is made governs the FLC. The board sets FLC policy and oversees FLC operations. The FLC was founded in 1922 to develop a municipal legislative platform and lobby the state Legislature and Congress on issues important to Florida city governments, the release said.
4 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER BB qualifying takes place this weekBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Two people Commissioner Gay Breuler and former Commissioner John Shaughnessy are seeking to qualify this week as candidates in Bradenton Beachs election Nov. 8. Bartelt and Commissioner Janie Robertson are not in the qualifying process. Bartelt said last week that he will not seek re-election to a full two-year term as mayor. Bartelt had been a commissioner from Ward 4 before stepping into the mayors role in June 2010, when Michael Pierce resigned. He had been undecided until Aug. 25, when he told The Islander that he was looking forward to focusing on his personal life. Bartelt, who married last fall, added, Ive enjoyed the tenure and so on. I just feel it is time to move on with the chapter in my life that I should be involved in my marriage and our life together. Plus, Bartelt has a cottage in Wisconsin that he hasnt visited for nearly two years. I just havent had a chance, he said, Robertson, who has served six years on the commission representing Ward 3, cannot run again. Braconsecutive terms. The term-limit rule is the reason that Shaughnessy exited the political theater in 2009. Earlier in August, he decided to run for mayor. Breuler, meanwhile, is seeking a second two-year term as commissioner in Ward 1, which encompasses the northernmost part of the city. The qualifying period closes at noon Sept. 2. Prospective candidates can pick up qualifying packets from city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. A candidate must be a U.S. citizen; resident of Bradenton Beach for at least nine months; and a registered ment of candidacy and designate a campaign treasurer and depository before accepting funds. Candidates must pay an election assessment fee equal to 1 percent of the annual salary sought ($96 for mayor or $48 for commission) and collect 10 signatures to avoid the assessment fee and collect 10 signatures candidates residency. The qualifying process must be completed at the 301 Blvd. W., Suite 108, Bradenton. Theres still time and planks aplenty to put your name, remembrance or memorial on the Anna Maria City Pier. Purchase planks here: www.islander.org Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant PLEASE SEE ROBERTSON, NEXT PAGE 2011 ELECTIONS Robertson moves toward next actBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Constantly moving. In motion. This is what Janie Robertson often animated, ever so expressive, continually questioning is about. The Bradenton Beach commissioner is reaching the And, as the trained dancer prepares for the change of Next year, the Michigan native plans to get involved in a project that involves the rescuing and restoration of older properties in the Grand Haven area. Im anticipating spending more summers up there, says Robertson. But, she says, shell miss the commission, miss it tremendously. So she plans to remain active in local water and waterfronts. Robertson has long had political and civic interests, at the dais six years ago. People think Ive been in government, she says. Id never been in government in my life. Her background is in dance, the arts, theater and education. She decided to seek the commission seat after a call from Realtor Mike Norman shortly after a change in the citys ward boundaries. He said, Youve got to do this, remembers Robertson, who represents Ward 3. She pondered the suggestion for a day or so, then In three terms, Robertson has focused on improving access to the beach, protecting beach dunes, planning for the reconstruction of the city pier, line-by-line budget reviews and amending the citys comprehensive plan, which took place with a recent commission vote.Holmes Beach has possible 4 for electionBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Incumbent Holmes Beach City Commissioners Pat Morton, Al Robinson and David Zaccagnino and potential challenger Jean Peelen obtained qualifying packets from city hall last week to run for three commission seats up for election in the Nov. 8 voting. The qualifying deadline to be on the ballot as a Holmes Beach commission candidate is noon Friday, Sept. 2. election, he would be seeking his cagnino would be running for his fourth straight term on the commission. Robinson would be running seat in the November 2009 election. Peelen was defeated for a commission seat in the 2010 election. Qualifying to run for a Holmes Beach commission seat began Aug. 29, and ends Sept. 2. Prospective candidates may pick up an election packet at Holmes Beach City Hall at 5700 Gulf Drive and qualifying can be completed at city hall. Holmes Beach city commissioners serve a two-year term and are paid $400 a month while Election 2011 schedule commission seats in Holmes Beach and for two commission seats and the mayoral post in Bradenton Beach. of Manatee County and The Islander host the Beaches Candidate Forum at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Island elections. The Islander hosts Popcorn and Politics Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information about the election, go to www.votemanatee.com.Voter registration A spokesperson for the Manatee County Supervisor to Manatee County and has not registered to vote, or anyone who has not previously registered, has until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, to register for the Nov. 8 election. Absentee ballots must be requested no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, to ensure the ballot is received in Nov. 8. U.S. 301 Boulevard, Suite 108, Bradenton, across from Voter registration packets also are available at The 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at public libraries and at city hall. For more information on registration or to obtain an absentee ballot, call 941-741-3823. Morton Zaccagnino Peelen Robinson
THE ISLANDER AUG. 31, 2011 5 ROBERTSON CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET NOW HAS AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) ENJOY OUR COMPLIMENTARY BEER OR WINE MENTION THIS AD FOR 2O% OFF ANY SERVICES. EXPIRES SEPT. 7.We offer Shellac: CND, GELISH, JESSICA and O.P.I. BODY WAXING and GLITTER TATOOS. We use only DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE-free products.7306 Manatee Ave. W. / Bradenton / east of Publix at the K-mart Plaza /JUST MINUTES FROM THE ISLAND941.794.6168 Kmart, Publix, Pink&White Manatee Avenue75th StreetBealls, Staples Appointments & Walk-Ins Welcome! GIFT CERTIFICATES Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat. 10-6 Closed Sunday & Pink WhiteNAIL SPA Welcome back, summer friends! Now renting paddle boards! Summer Fun Special 10% OFF any rental with this ad! Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson People who regularly attend city commission meetings know that Robertson is task-oriented. She tracks projects and issues and repeatedly reminds the mayor, other commissioners, the clerks and the city attorney of After a commission meeting, when Robertson empties her binder decorated with a Rolling Stone cover featuring Mick Jagger she doesnt toss the papers, she vidual issues. I go back over documents to make sure things dont get dropped through the cracks like the fee schedule, the sign ordinance, the newsrack ordinance. I track old business, Robertson says on a recent Tuesday morning in her condominium at the Imperial House on Gulf Drive. The Imperial House grounds are quiet that Tuesday, with many people away, escaping the August heat and humidity. In fact, much of Robertsons ward, with so many part-time residences and vacation accommodations, is quiet in the summer. The quiet is an attraction, but the shrinking population of registered voters has Robertson concerned about a Ward 3 successor or lack of one. noon Aug. 29 and continues through noon Sept. 2. As of The Islander press time, no one had begun the qualifying I have not seen anybody inside city hall from my ward that I recognize as involved, Robertson says. When Bradenton Beach instituted the ward system, it was to avoid the city being governed by a bloc from a particular area, the downtown, for example. But there remains a challenge with the ward system citizens are more engaged in civic affairs in some wards than in others. Last year, Robertson advocated changing to either atlarge elections, which is how commissioners are elected in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, or creating three wards and one at-large seat. A new commissioner in Ward 3 most likely will hear from constituents about dogs on the beach, which is not allowed; the need for a sidewalk on the west side of Gulf Drive from Cortez Road north; needed improvements at the gateway; and questions about the expansion and renovations at Gulf Drive Cafe. The beach and beach access are primary concerns in Ward 3, according to Robertson. She made those concerns a priority as she championed several dunes projects that serve environmental roles as well as harden the city against storms. Thats been No. 1 for me, she says. Protecting the year, with this mayor, weve gotten somewhere. People realized I wasnt talking about cute little bridges for tourists. Earlier this summer, a new dune walkway was completed at the west end of Bridge Street and another dunes project was completed at Third Street South. The commission, working with city staff and ELRA Inc., the owner of the BeachHouse Restaurant, also is working on a plan for dune construction across the street from city hall. Elra owns property fronting about 200 feet of Gulf Drive and the city owns 50 feet. I think that its something that is going to be in the future, Robertson says. Its tough to get these things moving, Moving. Motion. This is what Janie Robertson is about. Im a beach bum who retired up north, came down here to this beach and realized I couldnt sit still, she says. Shes hoping that this week another beach bum who is bored and tired of sitting steps forward to serve. Its an incredible ride, an incredible experience, Robertson says. Im very grateful for the opportunity. I know that sounds clich, but I know why people say it.
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Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821Compliments for Karp As the Anna Maria Island Art League restructures its administration and hires new people, I want to compliment the way Joyce Karp carried out her administrative responsibilities in recent years. Her intelligence, organizational skills and enthusiasm made it a pleasure to be involved with the art leagues exhibits and festivals. I always was impressed by what a clear vision she had for how the art league could be excellent, without losing the warmth and spirit of a small island community facility. Duh, duh, duh As I walked to the Anna Maria City Pier at about 5 a.m. today, I was struck by the latest developments in that quiet, oddball community to my north. First, they came up with about three quarters of a million dollars to build a boardwalk. Second, theyre coming up with $2.8 million for a community park. Both projects, while nice, seem to me to be of dubitheyre doing it and all for only a cool $3 million to $4 million clams. Contrast that with the mighty and powerful Manatee County government. Faced with doing something that really makes sense at Manatee Public Beach their response over the past year has been, Duh, duh, duh, duh. This in spite of repeated claims that it would be replaced. Like a fool, I believed them. Holmes Beach, through some federal government lunacy, established two parks in the city one is about can count the visitors on one hand. Yet Im sure the continuing park maintenance and upkeep is substantial. Im totally not sure, but virtually every other Florida county with Gulf beaches has a major attraction i.e., No kill goal In moving toward no kill, Manatee Animal Services is preparing for a goal that not many county-run shelters in the United States has achieved. Staff is putting together the no kill plan, getting programs and plans ready to receive and transfer animals out of the shelter and looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed now if you would like to sign up. If someone can give one or two days a week, once a month or any time at all, it would be appreciated. Help is needed in various areas entering data for microchips into the system, registering adoptable animals into PetFinder, typing, answering phones in adoptions, assisting in the adoption department, assisting in the medical unit and kennels. Animal services has two locations, Palmetto and downtown Bradenton. Achieving no kill must be a community effort. Please call animal services at 941-742-5933, ext. 8304, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org g. We used to, and as an 18-year steady customer at alike it made a difference to their experience, especially the weekend pancake customers, a once formidable customer-base and revenue stream for the county. How about making it part of the next beach renourishment project, if there is one? Crazy idea, perhaps, but its better than, Duh. Have your say Address letters by e-mail to email@example.com g or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or comment on matters on The Islander website at www. islander.org. Summer labor Labor comes in all shapes and sizes, just like people and dogs and newspapers and hurricanes. This week, we watched the Internet and TV as the bottom side of Hurricane Irene skimmed over Haiti, wreaking havoc on the communities of thousands of people still living in tents as a result of the 2009 earthquake. Reports of the deluge to us came directly from friends in Port-au-Prince who were without electricity, generator or solar power for a week. Then Hurricane Irene introduced itself to the East Coast and familiar areas, such as Nags Head, Virginia Beach, Baltimore, New York City, Boston and onward to Nova Scotia. It seemed surreal to watch the storm and its effects as if we should be planning, packing or evacuating but it wasnt our storm. Television news coverage made it all too real. So many people were without power and may continue to be for days to come as the result of Irene. Its hard not to relate to the devastation and hardship being experienced by residents, businesses and small governmental bodies and newspapers all along the Eastern Seaboard. As we go back to work this week, whether laboring on a job, cleaning house or the outdoor grill, sweating on a lawn mower, attending classes or tending kids, we are reminded that its not too late to prepare for the next hurricane that could just as easily come our way. Check the hurricane kit and make it your job to stock up for a weeks worth of supplies and batteries, and all the other important items in our Storm Ready advice, which can be found at our website, www. islander.or g. Meantime, as you contemplate the long holiday weekend ahead, put on your thinking cap and come up with some ways we can help some or any of our friends affected by the immense storm that just passed. Labor Day is our last hurrah for the summer tourist season, and many of us look to September as a break in the cycle of visitors. The quiet month. One month to ourselves. Long ago, many area resorts and restaurants closed after Labor Day and returned polished, relaxed and ready for the winter snowbird season on Oct. 1. So celebrate the hard work you do all year and spend this weekend relaxing and planning, both for possible storms and the good months of a winter season ahead. beach by day and hatchlings emerging at night. Its time to say, So long summer friends.
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Suzi Fox said an unusually large number of hatchlings since she began working with turtle watch in 1991. Fox said she would have the sand from the nests analyzed for contaminants and notify other Florida turtle watch organizations. imously approved a 21 percent increase in the 2001-02 budget, rising from $2.836 million to $3.398 million. The budget included a provision for hiring seven new tional Safety and Health Administrations requirement VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! Gulf of MexicoROTTEN RALPHSThe Original Waterfront RestaurantB reakfastunchinnereer/Wine As always... Free Beer TomorrowLive shrimp at the bait shop! 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It has raised more than $5 million for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida and remains a labor of love for the brothers who spend all year planning. Raising awareness about kidney disease has become their passion, said their sister Joanie Mills, who lives in Holmes Beach. Its really not even like work to them. Its a way of life. Thankfully, due to kidney donations by my brothers Phil (1974), Chan (1986) and Wilson (1999), we still have our dear brother Rich to share our lives. 1973 when his kidneys failed. He had been a member of the original Dewey Weber Surf Team in the late of Fame as an East Coast Legend and in 2008 was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in Ohio. The 26th annual festival Sept. 1-5, will not only of famers, East Coast Legends, karate superstars and pro surfers. With continuous live music, bikini contests, surf the festival schedule is full. Every night has some gathering going on at the Cocoa Beach Pier, said Mills. My favorite is the Taste of Brevard on Sunday evening at the Double Tree Oceanfront. Food from several local restaurants is served along with a silent auction where you can bid on art and surf items. This year, The Islander has again assembled an auction package, including a beach portrait by Jack Elka, dining certificates for the BeachHouse and Sandbar restaurants, and rental accommodations from both Pine Avenue Restoration and Tradewinds Resort, as well as Islander T-shirts and AMI stickers. My son Brandon loves the auction and bidding on skateboards. We inevitably come away with something, said Mills. This year the Mills family is meeting up with a smaller contingent of Islanders than in previous years. Last year we had a ton of people come over and had our own beach camp set up, said Mills. Rick friend Pam Ferrara won a VIP pass in Duffys Tavern parties and backstage activities. The festival has become the largest charity surfing competition in the world. In addition to his role as the surf festival organizer, Rich Salick is the community relations director for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida. For more information about the festival, registration or the event schedule, visit the website www. nkfsurf.com.
8 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION: Drainage construction is scheduled to commence within two weeks. Property owners that have landscaping within the citys rights-ofway are advised to relocate it if they choose to save it. Right-of-way THE AREAS TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION INCLUDE: 1) Holmes Boulevard and Marina Drive from 61st Street to 62nd Street; 2) Marina Way from 62nd Street to 63rd Street; and 3) 62nd Street from Marina Drive to Holmes Boulevard. For more information, call 753-7591 HOLIDAY PICKUP SCHEDULECity of Anna Maria and City of Holmes Beach RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS ONLY Waste Management of Manatee County will not pick up garbage or recycling Monday, Sept. 5, in recognition of Labor Day. PLEASE NOTE THAT GARBAGE AND/OR RECYCLING FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK WILL BE DELAYED ONE DAY. EXAMPLE: Mondays pickup will be Tuesday; Tuesdays will be Wednesday; Wednesdays (yard waste) will be on Thursday; Thursdays will be Friday; and Fridays will be Saturday. Thank you and enjoy a safe holiday! 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 9 AM Adult Sunday School 10 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 WastePro on the job in BB By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Back in Bradenton Beachs rowdier days, Bob Baublitz was responsible for helping to clean up the city of These days, Baublitz has a different job, but hes still involved in cleaning up the city. Baublitz works for WastePro, which has contracts to collect trash, yard waste and recycling in Bradenton Beach. WastePro began collecting recyclables earlier this summer and its contract to collect trash and yard waste begins Sept. 1. WastePro crews already have begun routine pickups in the city, however, due to mechanical problems with the citys sanitation trucks. Equipment failures were a major factor in the city commissions decision to dissolve the city sanitation department and hire an outside contractor. mary contact for WastePros customers in Bradenton Beach. He is familiar to some in the city because he worked for the Bradenton Beach Police Department in the 1970s. He also worked for the Holmes Beach Police Department until the mid-1980s. from local departments to the DEA played softball on a team sponsored by Waste Management, a titan in trash collection. Eventually, he went from playing on the Waste Management team to working for Waste Management and, later, WastePro. The garbage business is where you want to be, Baublitz said. new trucks and maintaining old trucks, and decided gar bage was not a good business for the municipality. Its a unique business, said Baublitz. The gar bage doesnt really change. Its about weather, people, trucks and equipment. Since WastePro began collecting recyclables in Bradenton Beach, Baublitz said there have been no complaints. But there have been questions from customers, specarts and containers to residential customers and how pick-up schedules will change for households. Baublitz said residential customers should continue to use their current containers and carts. As for the collection schedule, WastePro will pick up household garbage on Monday and Thursday, yard waste on Wednesday and recycling on Thursday. The schedule is effective Sept. 1. But next week, up schedule. As is the case in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, where Waste Management is the contractor, collection will be pushed back a day throughout the week. Baublitz said residential customers will continue to use a two-bin recycling system in Bradenton Beach, separating paper products from the other co-mingle material. Yard waste should be bundled, he said, but added, We will collect it if not. After Sept. 1, everything is going to run normal, Baublitz said. And were going to do the best job that we can. We are totally committed to the customers. And community. WastePro will be a sponsor of the upcoming Bayfest celebration presented by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, and already has been involved in events put on by the Bridge Street Merchants, Keep Manatee Beautiful and local anti-cancer groups.BB collection schedule WastePro, the new contractor for trash collection in Bradenton Beach, will collect household garbage on Monday and Thursday, yard waste on Wednesday and recycling on Thursday. ing lot are completed. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinShort work week at boardwalk The Florida Department of Transportation said the boardwalk construction project at the Anna Maria City Pier would be halted Friday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. When work crews return on Sept. 6, they will be constructing the boardwalk south of the city pier entrance, a DOT press release said. and will include an 850-foot-long boardwalk from the North Bay Bridge to the end of the south city pier parking lot, two shelters, benches, landscaping, bike racks, signage, picnic tables, lighting and erosion control. Kingsh lights delayed Installation of the six parking lot lights at the Kingbecause the Manatee County Public Works department is still awaiting delivery of the units. The LED lights were to have arrived in late August, but Hurricane Irene interfered with the anticipated arrival, according to county spokesperson Nick Azzara. The lights should arrive this week and be installed around Labor Day, Azzara said. Cost of the project is estimated at $45,000 and each light will be atop a 25-foot-tall concrete post. The LED Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox said the lights are a huge step in the right direction for the county in protecting sea turtles.
THE ISLANDER AUG. 31, 2011 9 Dejon Construction Inc. State Certi ed Contractor # CBC1250734, #HI1327 522 37th St. W. Bradenton INSURED, STATE CERTIFIED 941.749.0778C 941.737.7107 F 941.749.5750 Jgarr80067@aol.comHonest and Dependable John Garrity, President All Phases of Construction from New to Renovations and Additions. Home, 4 Point & Wind Mitigation Inspections HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPPLY We supply all your irrigation needs. Original Location Open to the Public:8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304 We carry Solar-powered rain barrel pump systems Inn in Bradenton Beach. The resort had proposed a By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Guests who check in at Tortuga Inn would be able to get quick take-out under a resort expansion that earned a recommendation from the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board. Theyd also be able to browse a new gift shop at the resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N. The Tortuga management took away recommendations from the P&Z for a special exception that would allow for the gift shop and the take-out operations at the resort. But Tortuga didnt take away a recommendation from the P&Z that would allow for the construction of a pergola on the resorts private Gulf of Mexico beach. The west side failed. The east side succeeds, planning and zoning board chair Rick Bisio said. The city commission is set to take up the requests at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. The planning boards hearing on the application lasted more than an hour, with David Teitelbaum explainoffering the city staff views and neighbors making several statements, mostly in opposition. board showed a Seminole chickee hut on Tortugas beach. Those plans were amended last week after Gilbert determined that improvements to the parcel under a different owner meant the Tortuga was at 30 percent building coverage and 40 percent lot coverage. Already at the maximum coverage, the Tortuga couldnt erect something with a roof, Gilbert said. So, instead Tortuga requested a 1,500-square-foot pergola. Sandra J. Esch said the expansion would compromise the family atmosphere of Bermuda Bay Club. It would shower our community with spears and projectiles, he alleged. Teitelbaum stressed that the expansion would serve guests, not draw the public. He said gatherings at the pergola would not become a nuisance, and that many events already take place at the site, either on the private beach or under a tent. Planning and zoning board members, however, expressed concerns that the installation of a pergola constituted development of preservation property. Bisio recalled the agreement years ago that led to improvements on the east section of the Tortuga property. Essentially, the city said, If we allow you to build the building over here the land across the street goes into preservation. Thats the way this property made it into preservation. The chairman observed that the proposed pergola an open structure, pole supported with a lattice top is larger than the footprint of his home. It is not an insigA chickee, because of a Florida provision guaranteeing Seminoles the opportunity to erect the huts, would be exempt from the state building code and would not need a building permit. A pergola, however, would need a building permit, as well as engineering. Planning board member Jo Ann Meilner said, To me that says development. Teitelbaum emphasized the passive use proposed for the pergola but the planning board members agreed that the structure would constitute development of the preservation land. For the gift shop and take-out cafe, the Tortuga would The gift shop and the restaurant are very much in the to the Residential-3/multi-family designation. In addition to the P&Z endorsement, the city staff recommended approval of the special exception for the cafe and shop. Teitelbaum, president of the Tortuga condominium association, said the gift shop, which would be about 373 square feet, would provide an opportunity for guests to purchase toiletries, food and beverages and tourist items. The store, Teitelbaum said, will have no signage, no neon, nothing. It is simply merchandise for our guests. Tortuga T-shirts and caps. Necessities. A case of beer if they need it for their house. Very simple. The 359-square-foot take-out cafe would be managed by the Island Creperie on Bridge Street. This is not for cooking. It is for serving, said Teitelbaum, who envisions guests requesting that the cafe stock their refrigerators ahead of their arrival or providing heated entres for them to take to their rooms. John Skerrett, also of Bermuda Bay, said the installation of a pergola was inconsistent with the land-use plan Steve Thompson, an attorney for the Bermuda Bay Club Condominium Association, said the proposal was incompatible with the residential character of the area. He said the pergola would block views of the water, hinder access to the beach and be dangerous in a storm. Anna Maria af rms $2.8m, 6-lot purchaseBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria city commissioners at their Aug. 25 meeting agreed to amend the $2.8 million bond ordinance to facilitate the purchase of six lots across from the city pier. Commissioners wanted to keep its purpose vague, but bond counsel Justin Freeman said banks want someYou have to show that you want the property for a reason, that you have a need for the money, he said. Commissioners agreed to state the property would be needed in the future as right of way when the Bay Boulevard humpback bridge needs to be replaced or repaired. Commissioners left in language that the property may be used for other public purposes. Freeman said the language was good enough for the bank, and still left the city with some leeway on what it wants for the property. bond ordinance to obtain funds to acquire the property. Because BB&T wants to close on the purchase by Sept. 22, commissioners scheduled the second reading of the ordinance for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The ordinance states the city will pay for the $2.8 million bond through non ad valorem revenue sources. Those sources include the citys share of sales tax revenue from Manatee County and revenue from Florida Power & Light as the sole provider of electricity for the city, among others. After passing the bond ordinance, the commission and city will sign the BB&T mortgage and take title to the property. Mayor Mike Selby already has signed the purchase agreement with Blackhawk Bank of Iowa, which now holds the property in foreclosure. Tortuga beach pergola nixed, gift shop OK
10 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) iSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRSaturday, Sept. 3 8 a.m. Kiwanis Club at AMI Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Speaker Johnette Isham of Realize Bradenton. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The West Manatee Fire Rescue Auxiliary Sunday, Sept. 4 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The West Manatee Fire Rescue Auxiliary Wednesday, Sept. 7 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ongoing: Beach hosts a sunset party with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie David Dunlops video series Landscapes Through Time, at the meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Off-Island Friday, Sept. 2 5 p.m. Contender Film Series: Deep Water at the South Saturday, Sept. 3 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Endless Summer Crabby Saturday party featuring crab races, dinner and karaoke at the Bradenton Elks Lodge no. Sunday, Sept. 4 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and childrens therapy services. Monday, Sept. 5 Noon to 4:30 p.m. Labor day party featuring a classic car Coming Up: Florida Museum. Road to Coquina Beach. Save the Date: Send calendar announcements to email@example.com. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. 10-8 Sun-Thu, 9-9 Fri-Sat 941-792-3366 Next to Tylers Ice Cream www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach!BEACH SHOP The SHOP SHOP BEACH The The WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander.org to order a commemorative centennial plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. 20% OFFWATCH BATTERIES INSTALLED WITH WARRANTY MUST PRESENT COUPON EXPIRES 09-13-11Labor Day Special$2 OFFLabor Day SpecialWATCH ESTIMATES (REGULARLY $10 EACH) Scheduling for season The Islander encourages local organizations to submit islander.org.Elks club hosts endless summer party The Bradenton Elks Lodge No. 1511 is hosting a weekend long Endless Summer Party over the threeday Labor Day weekend. The fun begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, with a crabby Saturday event. The day will feature crab races, karaoke, a crab dinner and new member drive. The fun continues Sunday, Sept. 4, with the main event, an Island Getaway Barbecue. Activities are planned for the entire afternoon and evening, and all childrens therapy services. The Island getaway party features a weekend getat Bridge Walk in Bradenton Beach, dinner for two at the Sandbar and Mar Vista restaurants, passes to the Fishhole on Bridge Street, Jet-ski rentals, parasailing for two, an Island Segway tour and more. Tickets for the weekend getaway are $10 and the winner will be announced at 9 p.m. The party also will feature crab races, music by Terry Helms, swimming in the Elks pool and games. Sundays dinner will be served from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and have an Island theme. The dinner price is $10. The party concludes Monday, Sept. 5, with lodge tours, a hamburger cookout, more music and a classic car show from noon to 4:30 p.m. Elks members will be collecting kid-friendly food throughout the weekend for its Elks Feeding Empty Little Tummies program. Items needed include: peanut butter and single servings of dry milk, drinks, macaroni and cheese, pudding cups, ramen noodles, tuna salad, Chef Boyardee meals, oatmeal packets and fruit cups. Bringing any one of the requested food items will enter the donor into a prize drawing for a gift basket. All of the weekend events are open to the public. For more information, call Roger Foulks at 941-320-0818. Prepare now for November marathon Suncoast Striders walking and running club has teamed up with On A Shoestrings certified running interested in participating in the Police Athletic League Half Marathon in Sarasota Nov. 27. The running and walking program includes three group-training sessions per week. Anyone age 18 or older can participate as long as he or she can walk or run up to 60 minutes. Participation is free for Suncoast Strider members. Membership fees to join the Striders are $5 for students, $10 for individuals and $15 for families. All participants must register in person at On A Shoestring, 3633 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. For more information call Rae Ann Darling Reed at 941-586-9375.Youth classes offered at art league The Anna Maria Island Art League fall classes for of classes are being offered, and most courses meet once a week for four weeks. Class sizes are kept small and art supplies are included in the fee. Ceramics class for ages 6 and older will begin meeting from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in September. Breslyn Reiber will help students create pottery that will An introduction to black-and-white photography course for ages 8 and older will begin in October, meeting from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays. Instructor Chris Galanopoulos will show students how to develop prints from negatives. The fee for classes is $70 for non-members. AMIAL is at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. To register or for more information, call the league at 941-778-2099.
THE ISLANDER AUG. 31, 2011 11 Island happenings HANDCRAFTED LINK BRACELETSterling $3 0 14k Gold $1 18 *prices subject to change 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217941.778.3636 Sterling Silver $38Available in 14K Gold 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeather hair extensions OPEN-AIR MARKETSU ND A Y, S EPT 4 LOT S OF VENDORS! Going coastal Serving up scholarships rants. Ed Chiles partnered with tion in 2010 to provide scholarships and help staff move forward MCSO hosts 9/11 motorcycle parade cycle ride in memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, will be held starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. MCSO deputies on motorcycles will escort the motorcyclists from the MCSO parking lot on 301 Boulevard across from the DeSoto Mall to Coquina Beach where a short ceremony will be held. Motorcyclists are encouraged to wear patriotic colors for the parade. All entrants must ride a motorcycle or be a passenger on one. Cortez Road from 75th Street to Gulf Drive, and Gulf Drive to Coquina Beach, will be closed to normal trafparade organizers said. Cyclists can register on parade day between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the MCSO parking lot at 600 301 Blvd., or pre-register by sending an e-mail to Rory McConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org and put 911 in the subject line. For more information on the parade, go to the website at www.911remembranceride.com. Serene opening Escobio, center, open St., Bradenton Beach, chamber members, Escobio, Georgene Islander Photo: Toni Cortez museum manager resignsBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The site manager for the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez is leaving for another post on Sept. 5. ated by longtime manager Roger Allens departure, will go to work in Osprey at Historic Spanish Point. Murphy, in his resignation letter, said the Osprey opportunity was a better match to his interests. As many of you know, my personal and professional focus has centered upon archeology and historic preservation, he wrote. He continued, I want you all to know that I will do everything I can to ensure a smooth transition and the many successes here in Cortez. The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Courts historical resources department oversees the museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, working closely with the volunteer-driven Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage. The site manager coordinates and promotes duties, plays a role in the preservation and restoration of museum property including artifacts and buildings, organizes special events, provides administrative assistance to FISH and the Cortez Village Historical Society and assists the historical resources director and deputy director.
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House Painting: Indoor/Outdoor Tree removal, trimming and stump grinding Call today for a FREE estimateCALL owner Ron Willard, 941.301.6975 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 Check out Tonis new QR code weekly Islander ad special!Man arrested for urinating, exposure The Holmes Beach Police Department arrested a Mulberry, Fla., man for alleged indecent exposure in Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive. The arrest took place Aug. 20 at the Manatee Public Beach. An HBPD report stated that police were called at about 2:45 p.m. because a man was seen urinating market. The report stated that the man was about 4-5 feet from the rest room, but did not attempt to use the facilities A witness a store employee said the man had a smirk on his face before he relieved himself. The man, arrested for exposure of sexual organs in a public place, a misdemeanor, told HBPD he could not hold his urine. Avenue from East Bay Drive, the man was stopped at the Manatee Public Beach. He also faces a charge of driving on a revoked license, another a misdemeanor. He was taken to the Manatee County jail, where his bond was set at $620. He was released Aug. 21.County renovates, improves Coquina concession stand By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Renovations are under way at the concession stand at Manatee Countys Coquina Beach. The project, estimated to cost $162,000, should be completed by late-December, according to Darin Cushing, the county project manager also involved in the construction of the $1.2 million marine rescue headquarters at Coquina Bayside. While the renovation of the building takes place, the concession is being operated from a nearby trailer. Time and salt air had taken its toll on the cafe building. County and city building department personnel pointed out numerous code violations that were in Bradenton Beach include deteriorated doors, rusted exposed rebar around the roof area, rusted electrical components, mildewed walls, leaks, a sagging drop ceiling and rusted roof rafters. Now, with construction, the building is a shell. In addition to correcting problems, the county is operating the snack bar portion, as well as allowing the opportunity to operate a small portion as a gift shop, Cushing said. The concession vendor, which also operates the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, will be responsible for interior items, including the kitchen equipment. Outside, when the renovation is complete, the cafe will look different, more in line with the design scheme of the marine rescue building across Gulf Drive. It will actually be getting a face lift, new railings and will be changing to the new scheme we are incorporating into all of Coquina. The building will retain its current footprint and exte rior walls, though they will be strengthened. BB revises trolley shelter planBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter continue to plan four new trolley shelters. The commission reviewed capital improvement projects Aug. 17 with Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby, who chairs the CIP committee, and other staff. The group, during the brief afternoon meeting, focused on the plan to erect wooden trolley shelters at four existing trolley stops on Gulf Drive. About 12 years ago, Manatee County set aside $32,000 for the city to place four shelters, but the project was repeatedly delayed for various reasons. Commissioner Janie Robertson observed, These shelters were offered to Scenic Highway what, 12 years ago? My recommendation is next time (we) get a gift horse, (we) dont turn it out to the pasture. Over the last year, the mayor, commissioners and the CIP committee made the shelters a priority. Drive North near the Sandpiper Resort, at Katie Pierola Sunset Park in the 2200 block, in the 1800 block of Gulf Drive North near Runaway Bay and in the 1300 block of Gulf Drive North. But last week, Cosby said the city lacks an easement in the 1300 block and a new location was needed. We ran into a few problems, Cosby said, adding that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection also prompted the city to change its design plan. The city had proposed concrete slabs for the shelters, but DEP is requiring pavers. Pavers cost more and must be installed on a slope, which means public works cannot do that aspect of the job, Cosby said. a stormwater issue. Cosby said the project might go over-budget by about $7,000. An option would be to do three shelters instead of four, but no one at the meeting seemed interested in pur suing that course. Instead, there was enthusiasm for Cosbys suggestion that the fourth shelter be constructed on Gulf Drive at Ninth Street South. Cosby said Ninth Street South would be a great convenience to beachgoers, shoppers and downtown workers, especially if there is a jitney service from Coquina and Cortez beaches to Bridge Street. Its good to bring the trolley shelter there on the south side, because we dont really have anything there, said Commissioner Jan Vosburgh.
THE ISLANDER AUG. 31, 2011 13 By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A woman accused of ripping off a Holmes Beach couple away from home on a European vacation wants to enroll in a court intervention program. If her application for the CIP program is approved, Catherine Theresa OMalley, 48, would be required to participate in at least a year of treatment and counseling. But she could avoid any jail time resulting from a conviction. OMalley is charged with grand theft, a seconddegree felony, and grand theft of a vehicle, a third-degree felony, in Manatee County. She was arrested earlier this year in Sarasota, where, in an unrelated case, she was accused of fraud, presenting narcotics/narcotics equipment. In the Manatee County case, OMalley, who provided addresses in Holmes Beach and Sarasota for her residency, was an early suspect. She had been hired by Barbara and David Hines to watch their Holmes Beach home while they were away. Instead of acting as caretaker, OMalley allegedly stole the couples car, jewelry and other possessions, as well as cashed forged checks. cial center stated that OMalley knowingly obtained the property of another with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the owner of their right to the property. The document also said, The victims bank fraud department has images showing the defendant cashing and attempting to cash the stolen checks throughout the area. The total amount for the items that were stolen is $23,213. OMalley pleaded not guilty in July. A preliminary trial date was set for February 2012. ALLERGY AFFILIATESAdults and Children John Cella, M.D. NORTHERN VISITORS WELCOME WE GIVE ALLERGY SHOTSCall 792-4151SERVING TWO A REAS5701 21st Ave. W., Bradenton 34209 Convenient to W. Bradenton & the Beaches 5229 Fourth Ave. Circle E. Bradenton 34208 Convenient to East County Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. 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A juvenile whose name was withheld by authorities was arrested for both burglary of a residence and possession of a controlled substance. The MCSO report said a white powdery substance was found in the juveniles wallet.Man confesses to car burglaries A 42-year-old man being held in the Sarasota County jail is a suspect in a series of car burglaries, including several in Holmes Beach and on Longboat Key. Richard Iannuzzi was taken into custody by St. Lucie County Sheriffs deputies in early August on an outstanding contempt-of-court warrant from Sarasota County. When he was arrested, Iannuzzi was in possession of a credit card reported stolen from an auto parked in Holmes Beach, according to court records. Iannuzzi allegedly admitted to a string of burglaries, denton home of Iannuzzis girlfriend match the descriptions of stolen items. Currently the man is charged with two counts of bur glary to an unoccupied conveyance in Sarasota County. But additional charges are expected. In 2003, Iannuzzi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor petit theft charge in Manatee County. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail.Island police blotterAnna Maria that someone forcibly entered a home and took items valued at a total of $2,500. The MCSO responded to an apartment where two people were arguing. ing accident. The MCSO responded with emergency medical services and marine rescue to a call about a boating accident. The boat had become stuck on a sandbar, but was gone before public safety personnel arrived. session. The MCSO responded to a complaint from a residence, where a group of juveniles had entered through an unlocked door and begun to consume at least six cans of beer. One juvenile was arrested for both burglary and possession of a controlled substance. Bradenton Beach harassing phone calls. The Bradenton Beach Police Department took a report that a Palmetto man made a threatening call to an ex-employer. Cortez abandoned boat. The MCSO responded to a report of a derelict sailboat that was beached on its side. The boat Holmes Beach cent exposure. The Holmes Beach Police Department arrested a 62-year-old man for alleged indecent exposure and driving with a revoked license. A witness said the man urinated on the floor in the Publix Super Market. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narraIsland watch To report information on a felony crime, call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. To report information on an Island crime, call the 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807. need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com
14 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysTavernAMI.com firstname.lastname@example.orgB4 Duffys Tavern B4 The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the years best community newspaper! More than 18 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 10 We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REAL ESTATE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm B4 Voted best Bar & Grille!Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com Hammers & Adams 8:30-11:30 Friday Sept 2NFL Sunday ticket Open Every DayOpen Labor Day! Closed Tue-Thu Sept 6-8 REOPENING 4 p.m. Friday Sept. 9 Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free Frozen Y ogurt & SorbetCELEBRA TING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecr eam.com 11904 Cor tez GOURMET ICE CREAM OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Now Ser ving Fresh-Brewed Coffee! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1Seasonal Hours: Monday 11-7, Tue-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sun 11-9 941-778-7769 B5 Seasonal Hours: Monday 11-7, Tue-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sun 11-9 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL FROSTED GREAT BURGERS EAT IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373Let me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF YOU MENTION THIS AD! A2 Serving Lunch & Dinner LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRI ~ SEPT 2 ~ MICHAEL MAC SAT ~ SEPT 3 ~ FRANKIE SUN ~ SEPT 4 ~ TROPIX FRI ~ SEPT 9 ~ ERIC VON HAHMANN SAT ~ SEPT 10 ~ ERIC VON HAHMANN SUN ~ SEPT 11 ~ TERRY HELMS Tues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 B-8 10% OFF All food items on our menu Sunday-ThursdayTRY OUR Grilled Jerk Chicken, Mango & MacadamiaEncrusted Grouper, Coconut Shrimp, World Famous Paella, orAward-Winning Barbados-Style Ribs VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES! Denzel Washington said: Great FoodCaribbean Grill SINCE 1999 Customer Recommended Restaurant
THE ISLANDER AUG. 31, 2011 15 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysTavernAMI.com email@example.comB4 Duffys Tavern B4 The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the years best community newspaper! More than 18 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 10 We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REAL ESTATE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm B4 Voted best Bar & Grille!Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com Hammers & Adams 8:30-11:30 Friday Sept 2NFL Sunday ticket Open Every DayOpen Labor Day! Closed Tue-Thu Sept 6-8 REOPENING 4 p.m. Friday Sept. 9 Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free Frozen Y ogurt & SorbetCELEBRA TING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecr eam.com 11904 Cor tez GOURMET ICE CREAM OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Now Ser ving Fresh-Brewed Coffee! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1Seasonal Hours: Monday 11-7, Tue-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sun 11-9 941-778-7769 B5 Seasonal Hours: Monday 11-7, Tue-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sun 11-9 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL FROSTED GREAT BURGERS EAT IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373Let me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF YOU MENTION THIS AD!A2 Serving Lunch & Dinner LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRI ~ SEPT 2 ~ MICHAEL MAC SAT ~ SEPT 3 ~ FRANKIE SUN ~ SEPT 4 ~ TROPIX FRI ~ SEPT 9 ~ ERIC VON HAHMANN SAT ~ SEPT 10 ~ ERIC VON HAHMANN SUN ~ SEPT 11 ~ TERRY HELMS Tues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 B-8 10% OFF All food items on our menu Sunday-ThursdayTRY OUR Grilled Jerk Chicken, Mango & MacadamiaEncrusted Grouper, Coconut Shrimp, World Famous Paella, orAward-Winning Barbados-Style Ribs VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES! Denzel Washington said: Great FoodCaribbean Grill SINCE 1999 Customer Recommended Restaurant
16 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER Sign up online for a commemorative plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. Put your message on the 100-year-old pier during its anniversary year. Order exclusively at:www.islander.org Whats up at BSB? Retail Fish Market 119th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront Turn at 119th WE HAVE LIVE BLUE CRABS! 119 th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront MENTION THIS AD FOR 10% OFF THRU SEPT. 15 www.MikeSalesSings.com call for availability: 941.448.5798 Look for me on iTunes! www.MikeSalesSings.com COME SEE ME! Monday Gulf Drive Tiki 7-10 pm Tuesday Feeling Swell Patio 7-10 pm Wednesday Sunset Picnic at Katie Pierola Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, (BYOB) 7-sunset Friday AMI Beach Cafe Beach Party & Sunset Drum Circle, 5:30-10 pm Sunday BeachHouse 6-10 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! PLUS STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES!Weddings, too! Boutique a labor of love for Bella, LefnerOn holiday Labor Day is celebrated Monday, Sept. 5. The Islander newspaper. Also, waste collection in the Island cities will be pushed back a day throughout next week Monday pickups on Tuesday, Wednesday pickups on Thursday, etc. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A bull in a china shop is undoubtedly bad for business. But what about a bulldog in a boutique? She can be a customer-pleaser, a comforting companion and an inspiration. An unusually dainty, 57-pound, 1-year-old English bulldog named Bella is the inspiration for Bella By the Sea home boutique, 218C Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Bellas also a co-worker at the store, though shes not earning a paycheck, paying into a Social Security account or investing into a 401K. She regularly goes to work with boutique owner Jo-Ann D. Lefner, a former nurse and businesswoman who retired to Anna Maria Island with husband John. Bella, however, does not routinely put in a 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. day. Shes just a puppy. She wants to play with everybody, says Lefner, who lives on Key Royale in Holmes Beach. Bella can sometimes be found in the boutique serving as a greeter or demonstrating that a repurposed farm chair is comfortable enough for a sound sleep. But more likely passersby will see Bella through the storefront windows in the morning before Lefner turns the open sign, or at night, when Lefner is re-arranging the store, which features womens apparel, jewelry and accessories, and wicker and industrial furniture. prominence. The Lefners brought Dauber into their family when their then teenage son asked for an English bulldog for a Christmas present. Dauber died of at the age of 1 of liver disease. We were all so hurt, Lefner recalls. One day, Lefner was watching Martha Stewarts show on television and her ear caught Stewarts positive refrain, This is a good thing. I thought, This family needs a good thing, Lefner says. That day, she received a call about a litter of pups. So it made sense that the bulldog adopted from that litter would be named Martha Stewart. And it sort of made sense that both Lefner and Martha the bulldog appeared on Stewarts television show. The producers had wanted to gather an audience of Martha Stewarts for a special occasion and couldnt resist introducing Martha Stewart the diva to Martha Stewart the dog. Martha died at the age of 12, and the Lefners next fell for Cooper, named for the Mini-Cooper. The Mini, says Lefner, is designed after the English bulldog. So when you buy a Mini-Cooper, they give you a bulldog stuffed animal. Cooper was cross-eyed and had bald patches. Lefner says, He was a lovable big old mug. Some easily found affection for Cooper; some did not. Lefner was inspired to write a childrens story, You Are Who You Are, about Cooper, acceptance and tolerance. The woman and her dog traveled in a Mini for author readings and to lead classroom programs against bullying. The hardcover book is available at Bella By The Sea, as well as online at Amazon. People learned to know kindness and acceptance through Cooper, she says. The book is about accepting people (and dogs) for who they are. Bella, too, encourages kindness. Shes the greeter, Lefner says. Bella means beautiful. And she is, Lefner says of her four-legged co-worker and companion.
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Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Pasta with Meat Sauce, Breadstick, Salad, Peaches. Wednesday, Sept. 7 Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Hamburger, Potato Smiles, Veggie Cup, Strawberry Cup. Thursday, Sept. 8 Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Tomato Soup, Peas and Carrots, Pears, Birthday Cupcake. Friday, Sept. 9 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, Shrimp Poppers, Egg Roll, Corn, Sweet Potato, Fruit Cocktail. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AME calendar Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings: Fall Festival planning kick-off meeting, cafeteria. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525. Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel NEW SUMMER HOURS ...Starting Sept 5: Open 11:30-9:30 Thursday thru Sunday. ALL-YOU-Can-Eat Buffet 4-9. Adults $19.99, under age 10 $10.99. Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (bar only) Monday-Friday Free Appetizer with purchase of Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees (With this ad, excluding sandwiches, salads, all-u-can-eat specials and lighter fare menu.) NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. EXPIRES SEPT. 7, 2011 Adults $19.99, under age 10 $10.99. Midnight at Moores Happy Hour specials! VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG On the job advice for new AME principalIslander photographer Karen Riley-Love last week asked some AME students and one AME graduate what advice they have for new Anna Maria Elementary principal David Marshall, with the following results: Marshall kindergarten: room breaks and snacks. need more bikes so we can all ride one. Ronnie Moore, recess. more time for Will Carroll,
18 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER Nesting by the numbers As of Aug. 26, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting: Number of turtle nests: 142 Number of false crawls: 139 Number of hatchlings to the sea: 4,885 Number of hatched nests: 58 Read The Islander each week to follow developments during nesting season. County commission seeks marine safety plan By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter to revisit water patrols near Longboat Pass now that the sheriffs marine unit is stationed nearby. The issue came up during a county commission meeting Aug. 23, when the board approved partial funding for Longboat Keys marine patrol unit. Earlier this year, the county commission recommended 15 funding requests to the West Coast Inland Navigation District totaling $659,160. Two funding requests from Longboat Key were not recommended one for $55,000 for the marine patrol unit and another On Aug. 23, Longboat Mayor Jim Brown asked the county to reconsider since the WCIND money would be used for police and rescue operations in the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key. The majority of our public safety marine efforts take place in the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key, Brown said. In fact, the single location that requires most of our time is Greer Island Beer Can Island which is actually a county-owned property located on the south side of Longboat Pass. Brown said renourishment efforts have increased the area, both by beachgoers walking around the tip of Longboat Key and by boaters. Youve all seen the crowds, he said. This issue is growing. And its not going away. Its a nice place to take your boat, get out, walk around in shallow water and er socialize. Brown asked the county commission to act on the funding request so the town could move forward with its 2011-12 budget process. The county commission, after a lengthy discussion and several motions, eventually voted 4-3 to allocate up to $30,000 to the town of Longboat Key for marine safety Commissioners also stressed the need for county, Longboat and Anna Maria Island officials to discuss marine patrols in the area. A workshop could take place as early as September. The new sheriffs marine station is about 500 yards from Beer Can Island, said County Commission Chair Carol Whitmore. That may help you guys. Its going to help with the sheriff being there. Commissioner John Chappie, who represents Longboat Key and the Island, added, The county needs to assess our public duties and public safety on Greer Island. Advocating for a one-time appropriation to Longboat Key for marine policing, Chappie said, We need to get past this one year. Make the exception for this one. But make it clear that this is not the standard. And then get to the business of talking about public safety issues there. The workshop also will include a discussion on the county commissions longstanding policy that WCIND funding should not be for ongoing operations.County rescinds Robinson Farms actionBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Manatee County commissioners voted 5-2 Aug. 23 to rescind an ordinance that had cleared the way for increased density in a housing development near Robinson Preserve. The August action followed a ruling from a state administrative law judge against the ordinance, adopted by the commission in October 2010. The August action also preceded Gov. Rick Scotts decision not to review the land-use case involving Robinson Farms in northwest Bradenton. Central to the dispute for neighbors of the Robinson Farms 49-acre site was whether allowing for increased density on a section of the property would threaten public safety in a hurricane evacuation, and whether the county should allow for increased denevent. The increased density would exacerbate what is already a problem, said neighbor Michael Pepper. Neighbor Katie Pierola, a former mayor of Bradenton Beach, said, If Hurricane Irene decided to take a turn to the left, well, I dont know how you are going to get all those people down Manatee Avenue. Please, dont put any more density out there in those coastal high-hazard areas. The Robinson Farms plan proposes the construction of 150 homes southeast of Robinson Preserve. Last October, the county commission voted 4-3 contrary to a staff recommendation to change the future-land use map for a 28-acre tract in the project from Residential 1 to Residential 3, allowing for three residential units per acre. The DCA found the amendment to comply with the countys comprehensive plan last December. But, reviewing an appeal from neighbors to the development site, an administrative law judge ruled in April that the county commission erred when it approved the comp-plan amendment. The judge wrote, Petitioners have established beyond fair debate that the plan amendment is not based on the latest and best available data and analysis and that the amendment is internally inconsistent with future land-use and coastal development policies. On Aug. 23, the county commission voted 5-2 Commissioners Donna Hayes and Larry Bustle voted no to rescind the ordinance adopted in October 2010 after hearing from neighbors to the development site and their attorney Thomas Reese, as well Edward Vogler II, the attorney for the developers.
THE ISLANDER AUG. 31, 2011 19 VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 941-778-1320 ON VACATION Reopening for dinner Sept. 2 THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST OPEN 7 AM-2 PM DAILY Serving Breakfast and Lunch Daily All homemade soups, salads, desserts.Enjoy a complimentary serving of our specialty, homemade Butter nger orfor yourself or to share with your table.Mention this ad. Entree purchase required. 3007 Gulf Drive Holmes BeachLunch and Dinner T ake-out, To o WINNER OF TRAVELOCITY TO P INSIDER SPOT IN USA FOR 2007THE BEST RIBS VEGET ARIAN DISHES INDIAN SPECIAL TIESOPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK941.778.6614 Enjoy free wi-fi courtesy of The Islander! AMITW winds up bird nesting season By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring closed one season last week, removing the stakes at the bird nesting area in Anna Maria. AMITW, however, continues to monitor the beaches for the sea turtle-nesting season, which will not close until late October. While adult female turtle nesting has abated, AMITW is monitoring the nests as hatchlings emerge. Sometimes three or four nests are hatching a night, said AMITW executive director Suzi Fox. Last week, Fox was focused on making sure AMITW stayed current with nest excavations, which can be a problem when evening rainstorms force delays. We have to keep up to date, make sure we collect that data, Fox said. The urgency is that late summer and early fall bring heightened storm activity in the Atlantic region. With Hurricane Irene churning toward the East Coast last week, Fox was thinking about the possibilities and impact of a storm on Floridas Gulf coast. Every little ball of red that comes up on the Cape Verde Islands catches my eye, she said of forecast maps. Were also watching the tides closely. And watching the wind. Any high tide is going to kick butts here. As a precaution last week, AMITW coordinator Glenn Wiseman re-triangulated each turtle nest on the Island so that if stakes are washed away, the nests can still be located. But AMITW volunteers no longer need to worry about monitoring the bird nesting area north of the Sandbar Restaurant. Black skimmers remain, but the summers for a winter in South America. On Aug. 25, Fox and Wiseman, with the assistance of two vacationers from Michigan, Kris and Matt Bator, took down the stakes and string designating the nesting area. Beachgoers probably will be able to identify the area for a while. Because people could not enter the site, sea oats and other beach plants have matured. I love how this has grown in, Fox said. She praised the respect that beachgoers and nearby property owners showed for the nesting area this summer, as well as the interest the turtle watch team showed in the birds. People are excited about whats happening out here, Fox said. In mid-summer, when the nesting was at its height, AMITW counted as many as 600 black skimmers at the site. A summer storm, with strong winds and hard rain, destroyed some eggs and interfered with a second nesting cycle. Bator removes string and a stake at the bird in Anna Maria. Shorebirds on the beach in Anna Maria, where Anna Maria Island beach where more than three dozen black skimmers
20 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O Kathleen DSailing CatamaranEgmont Key Shelling & Snorkeling Sails Sunset Sails / Day Sails / Private Charters Sailing from Mar Vista / Seafood Shack / Mattisons Riverside 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Aug. 31 1:34 2.3 2:28 2.3 7:51 0.4 8:07 1.0 Sep. 1 2:03 2.5 3:29 2.1 8:49 0.3 8:32 1.2 Sep. 2 2:37 2.6 4:44 1.8 9:53 0.3 8:54 1.4 Sep. 3 3:18 2.7 6:35 1.6 11:08 0.3 9:07 1.5 Sep. 4 4:09 2.7 12:35 0.3 Sep. 5 5:16 2.6 2:04 0.3 Sep. 6 6:49 2.5 11:27 1.7 3:18 0.3 Sep. 7 8:26 2.5 11:36 1.8 1:23 1.6 4:14 0.3 Capt. Mikes ChartersEst. 1995Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com Camp signals start of fall youth soccer seasonKevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Center provided an opportunity for players ages 4-11 in its fall recreational soccer league to brush up on their skills with a pre-season camp Aug. 24-26. Players received instruction in basic game skills during the three-day camp. Though the camp turnout was less than overwhelm ing, the children who did participate received quality instruction from coach Paul Hayward of the centers West Edge after-school program. Hayward, a resident of Holmes Beach since 2007, has brought a wealth of soccer experience to the Island. He played both collegiate and professional soccer, and coached at Bethany College in West Virginia from 197881. While there he forged a tie to former Islander Ken Bowers, who played for North Carolina Wesleyan at the time and challenged the Bethany coach. Hayward, a Toronto native, recruited another former Islander, Tommy Normant, to play soccer at Bethany College in 1986. In all, Hayward estimates he has helped about 50 kids move up to collegiate soccer. The West Edge Academy provides soccer training for students enrolled in the after-school program from grades K-5. Middle school player training also is offered. In addition to the soccer program, West Edge Academy also offers professional instruction in tennis, karate and the performing arts. For more information about the soccer league or West Edge, call Lindsey Weaver at 941-778-1908 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Horseshoe news lighted Aug. 27 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. The ensuing playoff saw Jerry Disbrow and John Johnson slip past Steve Doyle and George McKay by a 21-18 score. The other playoff game saw Sam Samuels and Tim Sofran roll past Jay Disbrow and that saw Samuels-Sofran dominate with a 21-18 score. The Aug. 24 games saw the team of Sam Samuels and Ron Pepka take the outright championship as they were the only team to achieve the required three wins during pool play. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. More soccer registration The Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization is holding one last registration day for its fall recreational soccer season from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 3, at the MAYSO clubhouse across from the G.T. Bray Park tennis courts. Cost is $100 for U6 and U8 players, while U10, U12 and U14 players pay $125 for a season of play. For more information, visit www.mayso.org. Preston Petrilla and Travis Bates battle for the ball brother Mike Bowes prepares to chal lenge and Preston Petrilla and Cassie Calvert give chase soccer camp at the Anna Maria Island Islander Photos: Mote gets grant to study catch-and-release shark shery Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota recently was awarded a $192,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how well sharks survive after anglers release them. Mote Marine spokesperson Hayley Rutger said participating anglers are being asked to attach a small the shark before its release. The accelerometers will enable Mote scientists to determine when the shark accelerometer on sharks. They have been used previously on Burmese pythons, she said. Working on the project will be charter boat captains, researchers from the Florida Aquarium Center for Conservation and from NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service. tinue their valuable role as predators in marine ecosystems, while helping to maintain Floridas recreational mated annual economic impact of $5.4 billion, Rutger said. Not all sharks survive catch-and-release. The program allows scientists to look at how strongly they are swimming after capture, and whether they are rolling or listing, said Mote scientist Dr. Nick Whitney, who will head the project. Scientists also will study the effects of using circle hooks to catch and release sharks, Whitney said. Circle hooks are easier to remove from a sharks mouth, and designed to prevent the shark from swallowing the hook, he added. But the effectiveness of these hooks has not been tested widely in sharks, Whitney concluded. In June, several Islanders wrote Anna Maria Mayor chumming for sharks at the Rod & Reel Pier and the Anna Maria City Pier. A number of charter boat captains met with Florida later that month to discuss a possible FWC ban on chumming, instituting a catch-and-release program for list. The captains complained that such measures would harm the industry and advocated for public education Whitney said the Mote study will focus on blacktip sharks, a Florida coastal species he said is targeted by commercial fisheries and Floridas recreational anglers. tions.
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Danny Stasny Islander Reporter sun rises are being rewarded with good top-water action ticket for the big trout. Make sure the tide has some good the best approach to target them there. As the sun climbs higher, youll want to switch to a small gold spoon or 1/8ounce jig head with a rubber tail to keep the bite going. Mangrove snapper are starting to school up around carbon leader and a suitable split shot baited with a small shiner or shrimp will produce a good snapper bite, if they them to bite, try chumming with either a frozen chum block or fresh-cut shiners. Sometimes a little added scent them are running small but, if youre persistent, you can catch your limit. Remember to have the right equipment for reef spea venting tool and a dehooker are enough for you to be legal if you have snapper in the cooler on ice. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel action is heating up in the early morning. Silver spoons or live shiners are the gear of choice for these bait to use a long shank hook to prevent getting cut off. Mangrove snapper are showing in good numbers at the pier. Fishers using a combination of a small hook, light leader and live shiner are getting the best results. catching small bonnethead sharks using fresh-cut bait. season tarpon roll in the bait schools around the pier. Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier says the mangrove snapper bite is starting to pick up. Most of them are shorts, but were catching some bigger ones, too, Kilb says. When asked how many bigger ones are being table. Try using live shiners or live shrimp to hook up with the tasty little snappers. Remember, there are still a lot of bait-stealers under the pier, so if youre using shrimp, double the number that you would normally purchase. Medium-sized tackle is a good bet when targeting mangrove snapper. Light tackle will do the trick, too, but if youll never stand a chance at landing it. Keeper-size redfish and over-slot reds are being live shrimp and live shiners are working as bait. Black drum in the 24-inch range have been seen Last but not least, the Spanish mackerel are still making a showing in morning, although the bite is sporadic, at best. Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says pier for the anticipated showing of Spanish mackerel. On a recent morning, the macks showed up blasting the hatch spoon trailing a popping cork are getting the bite. They must be hitting that rig pretty good, says Keyes. I had to show at least 10 people how to rig it this morning. out to where the mackerel are and retrieve and jig at the same time. Before you know it, you should have a nice mackerel on the line. skipjacks and whiting being caught on live shrimp. Small silver spoons and white jigs are working, too. There are still bonnethead sharks cruising the shallow waters. To target these sporty little sharks, try soaking a piece of cut squid or shrimp just past the sandbar on the bottom. Manatee River. Gold spoons are working good for the water plugs in the early morning with good results. reefs, are starting to produce good numbers of mangrove ing to get these little snapper to bite. In conclusion, Keyes says hes seeing large amounts looking for non-stop action, says Keyes, go to the passes at night and throw a jig and see what happens. spotted sea trout. It seems like you have to catch 25 little right now are on smaller-size shiners, says Johnston, grove shorelines adjacent to docks with deep water. He before he puts them on the hook. Squeezing a bait stuns bait. Lastly, Johnston is catching mangrove snapper around rock structures and docks in the bay. both natural and manmade, catching more red grouper than he can count. Live shiners and frozen sardines are producing red grouper on almost every drop. Once Girle is able to get a bait past the red grouper, hes hooking mangrove snapper up to 17 inches. Along the edges of the structure, Girle is dragging baits in the sand, catching nothing better than seeing a big trout come up and blow up your top-water plug, he says. Girle is working early mornings to trigger a bite from Were knocking the snot out of the reds with topwater plugs, says Girle. His recent bait of choice is the Sebile stick shad. After the sun gets higher in the sky, Girle is switching over to a Mister Twister Exude Dart on a 1/8-ounce jig head to trigger a strike. Capt. Mike Steach with a mangrove snapper he 120 feet of water.
22 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes. Fresh sh, new owners Nancy Feely and Dan Cleary are new proprietors of the Fish Market at 5604 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. They bought the business month and plan to rebrand the popular market to better blend with the ambiance of Anna Maria Island. Feely, who is a Bradenton native, had worked for the previous owners since the store opened in May 2009 and knew they were interested in selling the business. When Cleary, an old friend from a Colorado restaurant, contacted Feely a few months ago looking for a good business for his marketing skills, Feely had just the place in mind. Its been a dream come true to come home, and a dream to own the market, Feely said with a smile. A lot of the Island is still the same as when I was a kid, especially the feeling of community that I love here. Its just so nice to have friends walk in and say hello. The local support for us has been great. The new owners plan to expand the variety of fresh, to the take-out menu and redecorate. By far the Fish Markets No. 1 selling item is fresh grouper followed by snapper and shrimp, the new owners said. available, as is fresh-baked key lime pie, whole or by the slice. Feely also makes her own cocktail and tartar sauces to complement their offerings. Theres nothing like a fresh seafood dinner with some fresh sauce, said Feely with another smile. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 941-567-6130Waterfront tastings on hold The Waterfront Restaurant, 111 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, has put a temporary hold on its regular Thursday wine-tasting events until cooler weather returns, said owner Jason Suzor. In addition to the hot weather and afternoon showers, the awning on the side porch where the tastings take place was broken and wont be repaired for a few weeks. be Thursday, Oct. 6. The Waterfront will host its annual Roguetoberfest Oct. 13, Suzor added. Also among the restaurants plans for fall is a gour met wine-blending dinner with seating for 24 people. Head chef Bill Shafer will prepare the menu and fare for the guests. The selected wines will be the best available from their various wine distributors, Suzor said. For more information on the Waterfront Restaurant, call 941-778-1515 or visit the restaurants website at www.thewaterfrontrestaurant.net. Its a chamber feast The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its September networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Feast Restaurant, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, in the Island Shopping Center. Cost of the event is $15 for members and guests, and members are encouraged to bring a guest. Reservations are required to give a menu selection in advance to the restaurant. For information on the menu, call the restaurant at 941-778-5092. For further information on the event, call the chamber at 941-778-1541.LBK chamber seeks volunteers The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce is looking for about 150 volunteers to help organize and run the Longboat Key Triathlon later this fall. is from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, on the Road, Sarasota. One of the critical ingredients in a successful triathlon is volunteers, chamber president Tom Aposporos said. Volunteers make it possible to conduct a safe, well-organized event and are needed in a variety of areas. Volunteers do not have to be chamber members and area high school students who need service hours to graduate can participate, he said. Aposporos said sponsors are needed and any inter ested business owner or manager should call Tony Driscoll at 941-809-8996. For information on the volunteer committee, go to the triathlon website at www.longboatkeytri.com or send
THE ISLANDER AUG. 31, 2011 23 Obituaries The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated. terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 email@example.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 1007 Gulf DriveProtected FULL Gulf views from this 2br/2ba condo. Well maintained gulf to bay complex with bayside pool. Secure building with elevator and under building parking. $399,000891 North Shore DriveExquisite views and priced to sell! This 3br/2ba home has excellent rental income of nearly $70K annually! $894,999 REDUCED202 75th StreetHalf block to beach with 4br/2.5ba and pool. Spacious and nicely finished with granite throughout and crown moldings. Excellent rental with $50K income. $629,000 4510 125th Street Situated on 500 feet of bayfront, this exquisite compound offers main house with quest house, guest cottages, 3 lots and 3 docks. Unique zoning offers many options! $4,900,000 BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts and shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. Vince Lombardi GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. Bike to beach. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941773-3966. 5386 Gulf Drive, Ste. 102, Holmes Beach MID-CENTURY MODERNUpdated, 4BR/2BA, new kitchen, new ooring, fresh paint. No deed restrictions. $124,900. Call Lori Skaggs, Realtor, 941-448-8934. MAINTENANCE FREESpacious 3BR/2BA lush country club setting. $155,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966. OPEN HOUSE 1-3 P.M. SUNDAY, SEPT. 4: OLD FLORIDA living in this fabulous bayfront setting with spectacular views. Lush tropical setting, two docks, tiki bar. 3BR/2.5BA home has cathedral beam ceilings, knotty cypress walls and Australian cypress oors. $789,900. Call Dave Moynihan 941720-0089. #M5819584. A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!SINCE 1957 Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker 941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Web site www.annamariareal.comREDUCED PRICE 212 Elm Ave: 3BR/2BA Custom Built. Near beach and room for pool. Turnkey Lexington and Henry Link furnishings. NOW $689,500 $630,000. HOLMES BEACH36 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSFOR SALE: Heron Harbour 2/2 condo 12 min. to beaches. Heated pool, tennis, upgrades, furnished. Auto negotiable. $125,000. SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS: LUXUR Y GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly. RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo. CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations. 2BR 1.5 BA, 2nd story $2,200 per month. Weekly rates.CHARMING 1/1 + sun porch w/bed. Steps to beach. Red tidewater cypress interior. Great for artists, single, couple. sm. pet. Bella Duran Bella Duran, 92, died Aug. 21 in Jacksonville. She was a native to the Tampa area, most recently residing in Holmes Beach. Mrs. Duran enjoyed traveling and exploring the world to discover new places. A memorial service was held Aug. 27 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home and Cemetery, Tampa. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michaels Catholic Church, Fernandina Beach. Arrangements were by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Jacksonville Beach. Mrs. Duran is survived by daughter Jeanette D. Heider; brother Hermes Diaz; grandchildren Jeanne Marie Crawford and Jennifer Heider Cloud; great-grandchildren Tiffany C. Tindall, Brittany OBerry and Heider Cloud; great-great-grandchild Bentley OBerry; and many loving nieces and nephews.Kathleen Kay (Patterson) Vande Vrede Kathleen Kay (Patterson) Vande Vrede, 66, of Holmes Beach, and formerly of Sterling Heights, Mich., and West Bend, Wis., died Aug. 22. Mrs. Vande Vrede had a zest for life, seen in her world travels and many hobbies and collections of cookbooks, photographs and dolls, and a vast number of friends, who supported her battle with two forms of leukemia. Her legacy endures in her artistry of beautiful watercolors, silks and other crafts. Special remembrances go to Dr. Paul Landry and staff of the Florida Cancer Specialists; Mrs. Vande Vredes devoted and talented painter sisters at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria; to Ken and Barbara Rickett and A Paradise Realty staff and partners who developed the company with the Vande Vredes, Lynn and Mary Hostetler and Elizabeth Andricks; and to the Rev. Ed Moss of Crosspointe Fellowship in Holmes Beach. A memorial service was held Aug. 29 at Crosspointe Fellowship, Anna Maria. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in Bradenton was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Shriners and cancer organizations of ones choice. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Vande Vrede is survived by her husband of 45 years, David D.; daughter Tia Bartholow; granddaughter Kaylee of Cape Coral; son Bret Vande Vrede of Bradenton; mother Mildred (Heersema) Patterson of Sleepy Eye, Minn.; brother Thomas and wife Laura Patterson of New Ulm, Minn.; sister Janet and husband Dale Jacobson of Chaska, Minn.; and many wonderful nieces and nephews, in-laws Larry and wife Karen Vande Vrede of New Baltimore, Mich.; Judy and husband Jim Warmington of Hudsonville, Mich.; and Nancy Tiller-Vande Vrede and husband Jim of Sodus, Mich. dents, both past and present. Photos are welcome. Paid William Goffred William Goffred, 85, of Bradenton, formerly of Elizabeth, N.J., died Aug. 20. geant and also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran. While serving in the military, he was stationed in Virginia Beach, Va., Rochester, N.Y., Africa, Taiwan, and Landstuhl, Germany. He was a jazz enthusiast and active member of the Sarasota Jazz Club. Mr. Goffred is survived by daughters Tina and husband Damean Searle of Holmes Beach, and Angie and husband Vern Martin of Indianapolis, Ind.Joshua Lynn Wimberly Joshua Lynn Wimberly, 23, of Bradenton, died Aug. 18. Mr. Wimberly was raised on Anna Maria Island, participated in youth sports programs at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and attended Anna Maria Elementary School. There was to be no service. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel of Bradenton was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mr. Wimberly is survived by his mother, Kathy Manning, of Longboat Key, and brother Taylor Manning of Ringgold, Ga.
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E-mail letter of interest/resume: news@islander. org. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. More ads = more readers in The Islander. ITEMS FOR SALE TV: WALL MOUNT 19-inch, will hold DVD, too, $10. 941-795-8359. BABY STROLLER: GRACO with car seat, $50. TV, 19-inch color Orion, $10, 941-795-8389. BLACK LEATHER LOVESEAT: Small polish mark, otherwise perfect. Great with cover! $40 or best offer. 845-270-3235. Holmes Beach. COMPUTER: DELL Optiplex GX240 Windows XP, $90. 941-756-6728. TROPICAL-COLORED FLORAL overstuffed loveseat, $85. Very clean and comfortable. 941-3022285. TWO SETS OF bunk beds with mattresses for sale $150 for both or best offer. 863-640-1936. MOEN LAVATORY POP-up: Complete, new in box, $10. Frank, 941-761-1415. FLY ROD: HADDON 8.5-foot Golden Mark 50 with reel and line, $95. Frank, 941-761-1415. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. KENMORE LIKE NEW black frig/freezer/icemaker. Top freezer. New 2008. Cost $600, now $195. 941-778-1102. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail email@example.com g, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.firstname.lastname@example.org. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. NOW COLLECTING ITEMS for St. Bernard Church rummage sale, Oct. 21-22. Please leave donated items in rear of activity center building. Call Geri Cannon, 941-779-0591. BRADENTON ROTARY CLUB meets at noon Mondays at Mattisons Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Club members enjoy fellowship with like-minded professionals. Club projects offer opportunities to bene t the community locally and worldwide. To attend a meeting as our guest, call Trish, 941-747-1871. More information: www.bradentonrotary.org. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. 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Spell out all words.)The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT COUR MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953. IMMEDIATE PERSONAL CARE for your loved one in our small personal nine-resident assisted living home. Call nurse MaryJane, 941-737-9455. Lic. AL9427. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941778-7770. Leave message. ISLAND PRESSURE WASHING: Houses, trailers, soffets, driveways, pools, wood decks and docks. Satisfaction guaranteed or job is free. Best prices and reliable service. For estimates please, call Bill at 941-896-6788. HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-5396891. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. COMPANION/CARETAKER: LOVING, compassionate, reliable. I live on Island. References. 941705-0706. Check us out online at www.islander.org. SERVICES Continued ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off rst groom. Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting. Certi ed groomer. Call 941-778-1202. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certi cates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www. jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAYS ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-8724. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true speci cations. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. Turn the page for more landscaping ads WWW.ISLANDER.ORG
26 AUG. 31, 2011 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S LANDSCAPING Continued KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. MORE ADS equals more readers in The Islander. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 941447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. You can hire trusted help from Islander ads if you always check local references. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941778-2316 or 941-730-3228. JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced. House painting, pressure washing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941-224-0344. METRO DOOR AND Supply: Entry doors, French, sliders, interior doors, glass inserts. Professional installation. 941-730-1399. 34221doors.com. ELECTRICAL WORK: GFI switches, ceiling fans, trouble shooting. Reliable service, no job too small. Reasonable pricing, on Island 14 years. 25 years experience. Call 941-822-3487. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc. com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 7502,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. $650/month plus electric. email@example.com. Like us on Facebook, link at www.islander.org. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755Text CARD to my cell phone and I'll text you my business card.MUST SELL: 3BR/2BA canalfront pool home in Anna Maria. Owner moved, needs to sell. 200 feet on the water, 70-foot dock and lift. $659,000. SEASIDE GARDENS: This beautifully maintained villa is an affordable and rare nd at Seaside Gardens. Spacious, bright, end-unit villa. You own the lot and building. Newer roof, A/C. Unfurnished. $190,000. SANDPIPER RESORT: Like new 2BR2BA on corner lot with parking and handicap lift! Immaculate condition. New docks available on the bay/Intracoastal. CO-OP share included. Sandpiper is an active 55+ community. This home is turnkey furnished. $249,000. FIXER UPPER: 3BR/1.5BA close to Manatee High School in Bradenton. Needs work. $29,900. CHILSON AVENUE: Wonderful deep-water canalfront home on a lot and a half. Private dock with no bridges to the bay! This home has a large pool. Beach within walking distance. Could be converted to a 3BR/2BA. $549,900. Enjoy FREE wir eless inte rnetin the vicinity of No passwo rd ne eded! SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-677-2678RE 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com firstname.lastname@example.orgKEY ROYALE. Outstanding new 5,000 SF 4BR home with 3 full baths and two half-baths, two fireplaces, elevator, heated pool, new dock and loads of privacy. Truly a gorgeous home! MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 REDUCED! 241 85th St., Holmes Beach Classic Anna Maria Island cottage priced to sell. 3BR/2BA, open oor plan, with vaulted celings. Oversized lot, large pool and spa. Dock available across the street. $423,000. AMI BEACHES REAL ESTATE: 941.567-5234 125 47th St. Holmes BeachBrand new 3BR/3BA Coastal Cottage design with private pool. Located west of Gulf Drive, just steps to the beach. Priced to sell at $599,000. Call Gregg at 941 567-5234.
THE ISLANDER AUG. 31, 2011 27 CHE CK US OUT A T WWW.ISLANDER .ORG I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!FANTASTIC BEACH VIEWS! Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. NEW CUSTOM COASTAL DESIGN This home offers 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, plus private pool. Your new home will include all the nest custom nishes!$569,000 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. LOVELY 2Bdrm/2Bth split bedroom/ open oor plan in beautiful Tanglewood Homes. Two lanais. Live in the city with a country feel. 1,568 sq ft. Priced to SELL at $109,000. Call 941-778-8104. RENTALS Continued VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/3BA pool home, 2BR/1BA cottage, 5BR/4BA split pool home, two blocks to Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA pool home NW Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pool home Palma Sola. Weekly, monthly rentals. Luxury furnishings, all amenities. Inclusive prices. Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-1515. WATERFRONT DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA, furnished, elevated. $1,300/monthly, September, November, December. 941-773-5730. PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778. PERICO ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA condo with pool access, carport, and storage. $1,200/month. Will consider small pet, 30 pounds or less. First, last, security required. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-7787244. HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. SEASONAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Carport, lake view, small-dog friendly. Four to six months at $1,600/month. Realtor,941-756-1090. Book now. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com. 1,800 Facebook fans at www.islander.org. FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE UPSTATE NEW YORJ+K farmland sacrice! Five acres, $19,900. Gorgeous views, apple trees, woods and meadows! Nearby lakes and state land. Perfect for country getaway. 877-458-8227. www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com. PLACE ADS ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER. ORG. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach. Sandpiper Resort, 1BR/1BA, enclosed bonus room, steps to beach. 813-458-3875. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. Longboat Key Cedars E Short sale 2BR/2.5BA furnished. List price $199,000. RE/MAX Alliance Group. For information, call Erlene Fitzpatrick 941-224-6339 or Sharon Villars 941-920-0669. FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE BANK FORECLOSED, LAND liquidation, from $9,900, Blue Ridge mountains, paved roads, utilities, county water, panoramic views, excellent nancing. Sale Sept. 24. Call now! 888-757-6867, ext. 214. LAKEFRONT BARGAIN! One-plus acres, only $49,900. Dockable deepwater! Was $89,900. Prime lakefront parcel with direct access to Gulf. On 12,000-acre recreational lake covered in huge live oaks! Close to the city. Paved roads, county water, power, phone, community boat launch. Excellent nancing. Call now, 866-952-5302. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read new ads at 5 p.m. Tuesday at www.islander.org. Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 748 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 50x107 lot was sold 08/11/11, Oceanside Oasis LLC to Saunders for $365,000. 6602 Holmes Blvd., Unit 2, Blue Lagoon, shared pool built in 1971 was sold 08/11/11, Haka Ventures LLP to Sharpe for $350,000. 519 67th St., Holmes Beach, a vacant 82x110 canalfront lot was sold 08/12/11, Siam Garden Resort Group LLC to Varnadoe for $350,000. 505 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,488 sfla / 1,852sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1962 on a 95x98 lot was sold 08/09/11, Annis to Pinwheel Investments LLC for $250,000; list $289,900. 601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 111, Gulf Watch, Bradenton Beach, a 1,282 sfla / 1,380 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1986 was sold 08/01/11, Greene to Ford for $199,000; list $209,000.
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