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Former AM mayor Dottie dies Sept. 1 Former Anna Maria Mayor Dorothy Dottie Quinn McChesney died Sept. 1. She was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, by English-born parents. She resided the past 15 years in Parrish, but had lived in Anna Maria from 1986 to 1996. She had been a frequent visitor to the Island since 1957. Her mother at one time owned Mademoiselle Salon in Bradenton Beach. She was a graduate in speech and drama of Ohio Wesleyan University and taught acting at the Living Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio and at the Kettering (Ohio) Adult School. Her father taught drama in Ohio and a second cousin, Alec McCowan, was a noted British actor in Londons royal theaters and on Broadway. Meetings: The government calendar. Page 3 BB test rides shuttle. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 2001 headlines. Page 7 BB approves Tortuga expansion. Page 8 new. Page 9 What to do on, around AMI. Page 10 plan amendment. Page 12 Island police blotter. Page 13 AME news, lunch menu. Page 17 closed. Page 21 Surf shop sale. Page 22 Astheworld Terns remember Sept. 11. Page 6Hatchling hurrahs. Page 18The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgSept. 11 ride. Page 11 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org 10 years ago What to do on, around Meetings OpinionsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Kickin the grass. Page 20 Streetlife PLEASE SEE MAYOR DOTTIE, PAGE 4 PLEASE SEE BB ELECTION, PAGE 4 2011 ELECTIONS PLEASE SEE CONNELLY, PAGE 2 VOLUME 19, NO. 44 Islander countdown: 9 weeks to 20 years Nov. 9 SEPT. 7, 2011 FREE 5 race for 3 seats in Holmes BeachBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter up for election in the Nov. 8 city balloting. Incumbent Commissioners Pat Morton, David Zaccagnino and Al Robinson will face off with Jean Peelen and Andy Sheridan in the city election. secutive term as commissioner, said the people of Holmes Beach must believe he has done a good job by re-electing him and he wants to continue that tradition. I enjoy serving the people. I am a peopleminded person and always willing to listen and help, Morton said. Zaccagnino is seeking his fourth term as a commissioner because he wants to continue the positive direction of the city. He said he believes his record shows hes been doing a good job. I think Ive been recognized for doing a lot of good and I want to continue to work for the citizens of Holmes Beach, he said. Robinson is running for his second term, and said hes again campaigning for lower taxes as he did when he ran for election in 2009. He said hes running for re-election because I want to continue working towards lower cient city, while keeping the beautiful ambiance of Holmes Beach. Peelen, who was unsuccessful in her 2010 bid for election to the commission, said shes that the welfare and quality of life in Holmes Beach is no longer the No. 1 concern of the commission. Tourism seems more important. She has concerns that growth and construction may not address environmental issues and she wants to help preserve this beautiful island. Sheridan said he would issue a brief statetoo failed in a previous campaign for election to the commission. Holmes Beach city commissioners are elected for two-year terms, with three seats up for election in odd-numbered years, and elected in even-numbered years. The monthly salary for a Holmes Beach commissioner was increased several years ago from $400 to $500, while the mayors earnings went from $800 to $1,000 monthly. More election news, page 4.Judge reduces Connellys bondBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A circuit court judge radically reduced the bond for an ex-bookkeeper accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from a private Holmes Beach golf club. The bond, initially set at $500,000, was reduced Aug. 31 to $15,000, with several conditions attached. As of Sept. 5, Connelly remained at the jail. The 30-minute hearing on the motion to reduce the bond took place at the Manatee County Judicial Center in Bradenton before Judge Gilbert A. Smith Jr. Connelly, 29, was arrested July 27 and is charged with one felony count of scheming to defraud in excess of $50,000. The arrest followed a lengthy investigation by the Holmes Beach Police Department into allegations that Connelly embezzled from the Key Royale Club LLC., where she had worked as a bookkeeper. The HBPD, in its investigation report, alleges that Connelly forged Key Royale Club bank checks and deposited them into her personal bank account. The state attorneys office sought the $500,000 bond out of concern that Connelly use some of the money she allegedly stole to get out of jail. Sheridan Morton Zaccagnino Peelen RobinsonThe Holmes Beach slate of candidates: No ballot for BB in November, Shaughnessy mayor-electBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter With John Shaughnessy as mayor-elect, Gay Breuler set to return as Ward 1 commissioner and no candidate in Ward 3, Nov. 8 will be a non-election day in Bradenton Beach. When candidate qualifying closed at noon Sept. 2, there was one candidate for a two-year term for mayor, one candidate for a two-year term for Ward 1 commissioner and no one had stepped up to run for the two-year term for Ward 3 commissioner. That means incumbent Breuler will be returning to the dais to represent the citys northernmost ward after Nov. 8. Im so involved now, Breuler said of her decision to seek another term. And I have to say, I love it. I love being involved in whats happening in our city. I love being connected. Shaughnessy, a former three-time commissioner, will be seated as mayor. Bob Barappointed mayor to fill a vacancy created by Michael Pierces resignation, decided not to seek another term. I really missed it, Shaughnessy said of elected office. I really enjoyed being on the commission. And now, I want to serve. As for Ward 3, currently represented by Commissioner Janie Robertson, there will be a Breuler
2 SEPT. 7, 2011 THE ISLANDER CONNELLY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 9/11 TRIBUTE FUNDRAISERIsland Time Bar & Grill2-5 pm Sunday Sept 11, 2011 In appreciation of our Emergency Service Professionals and in memory of the 9/11 tragedy, Bridge Street Bistro and Island Time Bar & Grill would like to invite you to to show your gratitude to the men and woman who serve our community Sunday Sept. 11. In honor of their ongoing commitment, Island Time Bar & Grill will host an All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet ($10 per person), drink specials, live music, family entertainment and raf es, including a massage package, scooter rental, watersports and a Grand Prize Vacation Getaway! Police, Fire and EMT professionals who show valid ID will be provided a complimentary lunch buffet, draft beers and house cocktails. All other proceeds will be donated to the Manatee Emergency Services Memorial Fund. Come join us for an afternoon of fun and remembrance. For more information, please, call Renee at Island Time Bar & Grill, 941-782-1122. 111 Gulf Drive., Bradenton Beach Island Time Bar & Grill Connellys attorney, assistant public defender Jessoon after the arrest. Casciola argued in the brief motion that $500,000 was excessive. Connelly arrived to the hearing with her wrists chained and wearing a dark blue jail uniform. She beside Casciola to face the judge, and spoke in a hushed voice to her attorney. Casciola brought two people before Smith Connellys mother and a friend to support the reduced bond. Connellys mother told the judge that her daughter has lived in either Pinellas or Manatee County her entire life including 13 years in Manatee; that her entire family, including children, is in the area and that she turned herself into authorities. Connellys mother also said, In these economic times none of us have an asset that would come close to meeting a $500,000 bond. More affordable would be a $10,000 bond. Casciola presented Gilbert with four e-mail messages from friends supporting Connellys release and emphasized her clients record shows no prior criminal conduct. The bond is much too much, Casciola said. From the other side of the courtroom, assistant State Attorney Christopher Nigro opposed any reduction in bond. He asked Connellys mother how many times her daughter had left the country in recent years. Once, on a trip to Haiti after the earthquake, was her reply. Nigro followed, Was that paid for by members of the Key Royale Club? Casciola objected and Nigro moved on. Connelly, Nigro said, is not accused of a one-time theft but of systematically stealing from Key Royale over a three-year period. A $10,000 bond, clearly thats not appropriate. Clearly I do not believe that would secure her presence here in court, Nigro said, adding that if convicted Connelly could be sentenced to 30 years in prison. Nigro did not bring anyone before the judge, but three representatives of the Key Royale Club sat in the courtroom. After hearing arguments from both attorneys, Smith spent about 10 minutes reviewing documents and making notes. He then announced that he was reducing Connellys bond to $15,000 and set a series of requirements for her supervised release. Connelly must report regularly to a court officer, abide by a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew, not leave the Manatee-Sarasota area without court approval, have no contact with any alleged victims or any witnesses in the case, wear an electronic-monitoring band and surrender her passport. Connelly also will be required to live with a Bradenton friend. Additionally, the judge said the bond money must come from Connellys mother, or additional sources not tied to any of Connellys assets. A violation of the conditions would result in an arrest warrant. Connellys attorney has entered a not guilty plea and demanded a jury trial. Casciola stressed during last weeks hearing that it is very, very early on in the case, and she has not received any plea offer from the state. Nigro said, The evidence is great in this case. Assistant public defender Jessica Casciola talks with this summer, requested and received a reduced bond.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 7, 2011 3 MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach West Manatee Fire Rescue District WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-761-1555. Of Interest denton. missioners workshop, administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. org.BB makes plans to reduce tax rateBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Payment to Bradenton Beach of a hefty code age rate for the next budget year. Commissioners and Mayor Bob Bartelt spent the summer whittling down a proposed 2011-12 spending plan so they could at least keep the tentative millage rate the same as for the 2010-11 budget. In late July, the commission set the tentative millage rate at 2.1539 mils. Last week, city clerk Nora Idso advised commissioners that a $70,000 payment in code enforcement Gulf Drive North could reduce the millage to 2.1359 mils. She said the city also would be able to put some of the $70,000 toward an unexpected expense in 201011, the $350,000 purchase of a Gulffront lot that settled a longstanding property dispute between the city and a developer. The commission will review the 2011-12 $2.3 million spending plan at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, rate. take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Open for businessWhile the Florof Transportato construct a boardwalk along the shoreline at the Anna shelters, the pier entrance and a portion of the 850-foot-long boardwalk are open. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
4 SEPT. 7, 2011 THE ISLANDER vacancy after Nov. 8. Robertson, who has served three two-year terms, could not seek re-election because of a limit imposed by the city charter. Now the charter will guide the city through the proated by her forced exit. The charter states, Whenever there is a vacancy, the commission shall propose by nomination one or more The commission will then vote among the nominees to after two consecutive meetings, the new commissioner shall be chosen by lot by the city clerk from the nominees proposed. there to nominate in the ward, which generally runs from the Gulf to the bay, and Runaway Bay to Second Street North. The ward is the largest geographically, but in the past decade the full-time population and number of 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 BB ELECTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 2011 ELECTIONSElection 2011 schedule 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 for Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information about the election, go to www. votemanatee.com or call the appropriate city hall 941708-6130 for Anna Maria, 941-778-7585 for Bradenton Beach and 941-708-5800 for Holmes Beach. swimming, diving and the arts. Theater became her passion, and she saw success as an actor and director at the Cleveland Play House, and later in professional and community theaters in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Mrs. McChesney served for several years on the board of directors of the Island Players, chaired its play selection committee and directed and performed in numerous productions. She helped found and was chairperson for the Chapel Players at Roser Memorial Community Church and spearheaded the groups summer drama youth workshops. Among many productions, the group received rave reviews for its memorable perforstage appearances for many youths. She was a member of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, Island Players, Roser Memorial Community Church and Save Anna Maria Inc. Democratic Club and entered the political arena in FebruMaria city commissioner. In 1995, she ran a successful campaign against the political establishment in the city, defeating interim-Mayor Max Znika for a one-year term. McChesney said at the time of her election in 1993 that she wanted to champion against a proposed highrise bridge on Manatee Avenue. She said then she would encourage and promote physical, mental, spiritual and cultural activities in the community. I plan to work with committee, but also help the historical society in their efforts to preserve our past for future generations. I want to work closely with the community center to make sure it is able to provide its existing programs and add more, she said. She said she would preserve and enhance the unique small-town ambiance of the Island community. As mayor, she championed a state law that was signed in March 1996 by then-Florida Governor Lawton Chiles banning anyone from taking more than two live of Manatee County. and a heart valve replacement in 2004. A celebration of life is being planned in November. Condolences may be addressed to the McChesney home, 148 Palm Blvd., Parrish FL 34219. Her husband of 35 years, Roy, said he hopes people dedicated to the theater. She also is survived by sons Richard and wife Christina Quinn, Douglas and wife Myra Quinn and Martin and wife Wendy Quinn, and stepson Philip McChesney; sisters Patricia and husband Jack and Constance; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. registered voters has declined. Last year, Robertson urged the city to consider changing the citys ward system to avoid the situation the city is now facing. So did Shaughnessy, who chaired the charter review committee. I really would have liked to have had the commission run at-large, he said. When the commission votes, it votes for the whole city. That didnt get changed, but I think it would have been a good thing. Robertson also devoted time this summer to seeking out a potential candidate to take the Ward 3 seat at the dais searched, with no luck, for a candidate. Shaughnessy said a challenge in November will be to promote volunteerism and civic service. Its not a new challenge, he said. Theres a history here. But I would like to get people to be more participatory, to be more civic-minded. Hes also looking forward to working again with the city staff. Weve got a great crew down there, Shaughnessy said. In administration. In the police department. People really put in 150 percent. They go over and beyond their job. Shaughnessy said he was prepared for a fall campaign for mayor. I had planned on running, and I planned on running up against someone. But that didnt happen. Now, he has two months on the sidelines, from where hell be supporting Bartelt. I have all the admiration in the world for Bob, Shaughnessy said. I really do. Hes done a terrific job. Breuler, meanwhile, will wrap up the last two months stint at city hall. The lack of a challenger, she said, hopefully means Ive done a good job and people are happy.Yetter follows up comment By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria city commission candidate Nancy Yetter said she had just had dental surgery Aug. 26 when she gave a statement on why she is seeking an elected She sent a follow-up to her original comment in the Aug. 31 Islander that she said better explains her reasons for running. Yetter said her decision came as a result of my wish to be involved in my community and to help assure its present and shape its future. She wants to retain the small-town atmosphere of Anna Maria and is looking forward to the campaign and meeting people with similar values for the city. Yetter currently serves on the planning and zoning board. Other candidates for the three commission seats up for election Nov. 8 are incumbent Commissioners John Quam and Dale Woodland and former Mayor SueLynn. Commissioner Gene Aubry is not seeking a second term. The Anna Maria electorate can vote for any three of the four candidates in the election. The top three votegetters gain a seat on the commission. lowship room of Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave. Yetter MAYOR DOTTIE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 7, 2011 5 ENJOY OUR COMPLIMENTARY BEER OR WINE MENTION THIS AD FOR 2O% OFF ANY SERVICES. EXPIRES SEPT. 14We 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 Now renting paddle boards! Summer Fun Special 10% OFF any rental with this ad! Bradenton Beach officials, merchants test ride shuttleBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A group of Bradenton Beach business owners and ride from the commercial district to Coquina Beach and back. The cart, equipped to run on electric and solar power, was supplied by Lightning Bug Rentals, which operates out of Holmes Beach. Lightning Bug representatives have been working to create a shuttle service from public beach parking to the downtown. Such a service would be for employees of Bradenton Beach businesses, as well as customers of those businesses. Walt Thorn of Lightning Bug said his company has city buy the carts and operate its own shuttle service, that the city contract with Lightning Bug to run the shuttle service and that the city buy the shuttles but hire Lightning Bug to manage the operation. The 14-seat cart costs about $20,000, said Thorn, who estimated that at least two and probably three vehicles would be needed for the beach-to-Bridge Street route. He said 14 people would probably need to be hired to operate the shuttle, which would run later than the farefree Island trolley and make more frequent downtown trips. Last week, Thorn and other Lightning Bug reps met with Mayor Bob Bartelt, Commissioner Gay Breuler, business owner and Bridge Street Merchants president Jo Ann Meilner, business owner David Teitelbaum and Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale outside city hall to begin a tour of the potential shuttle route. The service would begin in a parking lot at Coquina Bayside, where there would be a free park-and-ride option for downtown workers. The shuttle would travel through the Coquina Beach parking lot to collect other passengers, and then travel north along Gulf Drive to Fifth Street South. There the shuttle would travel east to the bay, then north to Bridge Street and the pier. Its very safe, very stable, Thorn said of the demonstration cart. Meilner said Bridge Street Merchants members love the idea. They think its great. She added, I think it is vital. Meilner sees the shuttle as a complement to the trolley service, providing a convenience to people who want to quickly reach the downtown area. Passengers, added Breuler, could travel from the beach to Bridge Street in 5-10 minutes on the shuttle. Plus, she said, the shuttle can go off road when that A city meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., to discuss transportation and parking alternatives in downtown Bradenton Beach, where parking can be scarce during the winter-spring tourist season. Bartelt said car-pooling would be discussed, as well as opportunities to seek grants for the shuttle.
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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 1-866-362-9821 Thank you Thank you to St. Bernard Catholic Church, church member Olivia Gruen and everyone who helped donate a golf cart to me. Also, thank you to Kent Kelly for restoring and rebuilding the golf cart. portation than my three-wheel bike, and it is a great convenience to help me be independent in my life and business. Its awesome. Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,360 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. To join the conversation, use the direct link to our Facebook fan page at www.islander.or g. Huge live oak trees and rope swings; the real playground equipment being rusty and unused. Recess. Sean Flow The smell of gardenias, the song Delta Dawn and a young teacher or aide named Dawn. Oh yeah, marbles and dodge ball. I learned that even when it was 100 degrees, we hot sun. Heat was never a reason to call off an event. Sue Mitchell None. Part of the great thing about Island living is that you have to go off it for some things. Robin Zoller Easy! I wish there was an art supply store that would either have in stock, or special order, materials for the many artists who live and create on AMI. After that, how about some gourmet take out so we can enjoy staycations here on the water, by our pools or on our own verandas? I never enjoy leaving the Island. A natural foods store with organic produce. Joanne Brown Either a larger Publix or a competing Sweetbay, possibly in the area around Gulf and Marina drives. That should probably satisfy Marlanes wish for gourmet take out. Whatever business my sister and I could own so that we could live there! An independent book store. A game room that is kid-friendly like we had as kids, where kids could go play pinball and shoot pool. The public beach had a great one with air hockey and foosball. Pinball machines and pool tables galore. Kue and Karom was where Hurricane Hanks is and had a nice soda fountain/lunch bar. Those were good times. I would like a Greek restaurant. Sandee Walsh A fresh, local, organic-type Tex Mex restaurant with an outdoor area offering great drinks and live music. How about a cab company my apologies if there already is one. REI-style sports and outdoor store, but one-ofa-kind, Island independent funky-style, with running, camping, hiking, outdoorsy stuff and cool womens sports clothing. Like the awesome surf shop, but sports I can do. We salute you You remember 9/11. Like it was yesterday. Like a nightmare. Like a vision you cant shake, and cant believe is real. broadcast of the so-called accidental plane hit on the as the second plane approached and crashed into the second tower. There was no mistaking it for an acciinstantly knew that New York City and the United States was somehow being attacked. As the morning hours slowly inched on and our eyes and ears were tuned to the news, more tragedy and two other attacks became apparent. And we knew terrorists had struck. You also might have noticed that this news came to us instantaneously, live, before our eyes. Some of the victims and survivors were playing out the incidents live, too, calling family members in an urgent sense to say I love you, and good-bye. Then the towers began to crumble. The towering buildings and the thousands of people imploded onto the streets and a sense of horror came over us. scene at grave risk. So many lives were lost. Such a tragic day. We were far removed on Anna Maria Island, and yet so close. Slowly the emotions of friends and family of some of the people lost in the tragedy of 9/11 began to swirl around us. People began to speak out, sounding out their desperate feelings of loss and despair. The Islander was then contacted by artist Susan Curry, who said her emotions had spilled over on paper larly compelled. So we called around and then called people together to share those feelings and the outpouring of their expressive talents. It was a day likely to be remembered along with the images of 9/11 for those gathered at the newspaper graphic images imbedded in the minds of 9/11 survivors. And so we salute you, survivors of 9/11. And we lost in the tragedy of 9/11, and all who survive another day with the profound memories of lost loved ones, fellow workers, family members and friends. Sept. 11, 2001, forever changed us. Changed the world. Changed how we view the world. For all those who share the loss of 9/11, we salute you.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 7, 2011 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Sept. 7, 2001, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Aug. 28 85 92 0 Aug. 29 77 91 0.14 Aug. 30 77 89 0 Aug. 31 77 86 0.03 Sep. 1 75 89 trace Sep. 2 74 92 0 Sep. 3 74 90 0.07 Average area Gulf water temperature 87.324-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. blacktip shark while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico at Coquina Beach. Kristie Herzberg, 29, of Highland, Ill, was bitten on the arm in about 25 feet of water, lifeguards said. She was treated and released at Blake Medical Center. Lifeguards closed the beach for an hour after the incident. It was the second shark sighting in less than a week at Coquina Beach. Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, said there were moderate to high levels of red tide found in New Pass and he expected currents to bring the microscopic organisms causes respiratory irritation to humans, Pierce said. mental education and enhancement committee voted to a quorum for meetings, problems adhering to Floridas with 15 members. EEEC Chair Tim Eiseler planned to ask the city commission to approve the dissolution of to seven members. 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! Free Wi-FiROTTEN RALPHSon the Historic Bridge Street Pier $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS Hook up with live shrimp at our Bridge Street Pier Bait Shop ROTTEN RALPHS ROTTEN RALPHS $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS Check out our all-you-can-eat breakfast specials at our Bridge Street Pier location and $5 lunch specials at both of our great waterfront locations! The West Manatee Fire Rescue weekend at the 201 Second St. Beach. The featured furniture, household goods, decorations and clothing. Fire sale Daisy delivery
8 SEPT. 7, 2011 THE ISLANDER Is la nd An imal Cl in icTOTA L PET CARE : Su rg er y De nt is tr y Bo ar ding Day Ca re Ba th s Fo od & Su ppl ie s 24 -H ou r Em er ge nc y Dr op Of f an d Pi ck UpNe w Ho urs 85: 30 Mo nd ay -F ri da y 8: 30 -N oo n We dn e sdays Wi ll ia m V. By st ro m DV M Leig h Pa ri si DV M Holm es Be ac h Bu sine ss Cent er 5343 Gu lf Dr iv e, Suit e 90 0 941 .7 78 .2 44 5 Se rv in g the Is la nd s sinc e 19 70 City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217RESIDENTS OF HOLMES BEACH are encouraged to dispose of aerosols, household and other hazardous materials at designated sites in Manatee County. of the month. Island. PROPER HOUSEHOLD WASTE DISPOSAL IS IMPORTANT! Tortuga resort approved for added amenitiesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The Bradenton Beach City Commission, in three consecutive votes Sept. 1, unanimously approved a controversial expansion at one of the Islands most popular resorts, Tortuga Inn on Gulf Drive. Opponents of the project vowed to continue their through the permitting process. The commission, meeting at city hall last week, approved special exceptions for two accessory uses a take-out cafe and gift shop on the east side of the resorts property, 1325 Gulf Drive N. The commission also approved a special exception request for an accessory structure a pergola on Tortugas private beach west of Gulf Drive. The vote on the structure departed from a recommendation made by the planning and zoning board Aug. 23. The P&Z had recommended the cafe and shop, but not the pergola, which members unanimously agreed was a development that is not allowed on preservation land. Numerous residents of the Bermuda Bay Club, which neighbors Tortuga, also objected to the expansion, in letters and at the recent hearings, emphasizing the desire for an open, undeveloped beach. Tortuga representative David Teitelbaum referred to the opposition as well organized and to the antiexpansion group as a lynch mob. The east side plan On resort property east of Gulf Drive, Tortuga plans foot cafe and 373-square-foot gift shop. Teitelbaum, president of Tortugas condominium association, said both services would cater to the resorts guests, not draw the public. About a dozen Bermuda Bay Club neighbors, as well as their condominium association through an attorney, formally opposed the cafe and gift shop. However, planning board members and city commissioners, in separate hearings, agreed that both uses on the property were consistent with the resorts R-3 multiplefamily zoning. City staff also took that view. It is not anticipated that any additional parking will be required for the restaurant or gift shop, as they are intended for the use of Gilbert wrote in a memo. Staff recommends approval of this request. On Sept. 1, the commission, late in a lengthy hearing, voted to approve both the cafe and the gift shop. I think for the east side, this is a wonderful idea, The West Side Plan Far more controversial, was the commission vote on the special exception for an accessory structure a 1,500-square-foot pergola. Tortuga initially proposed a chickee hut, but Gilbert determined that a roofed structure could not be built at the location because the resort was at its maximum building and lot coverage. So the plan was amended in midAugust to include a pergola. In a memo to the P&Z, Gilbert said the staff could support special exception approval for the pergola pro vided the planning board and commission concur that this structure would not constitute development and would be limited to passive recreation. The planning board did not reach that conclusion, and instead agreed that the pergola was a development incompatible in its E-1 preservation zone. P&Z chair Rick Bisio referred to the boards deci sion in a memo to the commission last week. The pergola would be a clear violation of the intended use of this area, he wrote, adding that preservation should maintain the pristine condition of the land. Teitelbaum, in one of two memos to the commission, said the P&Z had erred, and to deny the request for the pergola would set a dangerous precedent. The pergola is not a habitable building but an open, deck structure with support poles with no roof, no elec tricity and no water, he maintained. The P&Z, Teitelbaum argued, should have viewed the pergola as a gazebo, an open-air shelter that is allowed in E-1 by special exception, and which would require an accessory-use permit, not a building permit. Additionally, he said, Tortuga would obtain Florida Department of Environmental Protection approval for the project, and create new dunes to protect nesting habitat for turtles. A number of people attended the commission meet ing to endorse the Tortuga plan, including two employees of the resort, Silver Surf resort owner Barbara Rodocker, convention and visitors bureau director Elliott Falcione and Manatee County sports promoter Joe Pickett. Rodocker said, I cant see a lot of problems with the pergola. Fifteen-hundred square feet is not that much space. I think it is an asset to the community. Pickett said promoting tourism requires some vision and some growth, while Falcione praised Teitelbaums commitment to the Island. Mr. Teitelbaum will do a wonderful job protecting the integrity of this island, he said. I wouldnt be here if I didnt believe that. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox, however, said what might be a good tourist amenity is not good for turtles. With praise for Tortugas current turtle-friendly program, she said Bradenton Beach cant continue to allow intrusions on turtle habitat, especially a permanent structure. Neighbors at the Bermuda Bay Club also strongly objected to the pergola, claiming it would lead to patible with the E-1 designation. structures add to the scenic beauty of Bradenton Beach, read a letter to commissioners signed by Jack and Carole Donovan of the Bermuda Bay Club. Fritz and Sandy Esch of Bermuda Bay wrote, The chickee hut and/or pergola seems counterproductive to previous city efforts to maintain an open beach view from Gulf Drive North and to provide a natural preserve for sea turtle habitat. At the hearing, Bermuda Bay resident Leydi GarciaNunez said, I like development, but in an area where development can prosper. I think the Tortuga has reached its maximum development. We have already fought too many times to have that land preserved, she added. Also, an attorney for Bermuda Bay urged commis sioners to value the P&Z decision. Reminding commissioners of that decision, P&Z vice chair Jo Ann Meilner objected to the pergola and advocated preservation. Each time citizens have met in the last decade to review Bradenton Beachs charter, comprehensive plan, land-development code and coastal policies, they have stressed preservation and conservation, Meilner said. This issue, she said, is not about tourism. This issue is about preservation and development. Distributing a list of other properties with privately held preservation land, Meilner warned, There are 10 more pieces of property that could be developed if we allow development on this piece of property. The commission and mayor, however, returned to the argument that the pergola is an open shelter allowed as a special exception in an E-1 preservation district. Additionally, commissioners said they were convinced that any potential environmental issues would be addressed in a Florida Department of Environmental Protection review of the proposal. After more than two hours on the issue, and with a consensus on stipulations for the special exceptions, requirements of our LDC have been adequately and completely covered. The commission then began its series of votes, approving the three components of the application. Opponents, after the meeting, said they would continue to challenge the project at city hall and at the state level, when the DEP permitting process begins. Before the commission review of the Tortuga appli cation, Bartelt disclosed that he had discussed possibly Gay Breuler. City attorney Ricinda Perry said the mayor had raised a procedural question and did not discuss any details of the application. The mayor, she said, has authority to on a city sanitation truck. cation for a long dock on Sarasota Bay until after the planning and zoning board can complete its review. The commissions next regular meeting is at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. with supporters after a hearing on the resorts special
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Other streets also were closed, the Manatee AvenueIslander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A fast-moving Aug. 29 rainstorm that dumped rain on Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach and missed most several closures and detours. The rain, unfortunately for problem and resulting in slow drainage. Holmes Beach public works crews closed off the por tion of Sixth Avenue behind the Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza during the storm and also the Gulf Drive S-curve by the Manatee Public Beach, forcing motor ists there to detour through the beach parking lot. The afternoon. of Sixth Avenue from Gulf Drive to 37th Street and by Manatee Public Beach is nothing new for the city, said public works superintendent Joe Duennes. Its been a problem since I came here 15 years ago, he said. And its not as if the city hasnt tried to solve the problem, Duennes added. 15 years have all included systems that will drain lowsudden downpours, Duennes said. tems, but they all said that construction of more drains Our outfall is all under East Bay Drive to Anna Maria Sound. Avenue for several days before a clogged drain in Grassy Point was relieved several years ago. Sixth Avenue now drains in 4-6 hours after a heavy storm, such as occurred last week, Duennes said. The heavy downpour was unexpected and came at high tide. I know some people who just moved here recently didnt realize the entire Island is in a flood plain. only a few feet above sea level at low tide, and many drains always have some standing tidal water. Duennes said he wished he had a sump pump large enough to drain the water quickly, but such equipment is cost prohibitive. A master drainage plan for the city would almost Duennes also noted that Sixth Avenue lies in a valley between the shopping center and Gulf Drive. Raising the level of the Sixth Avenue pavement would push more Sixth Avenue 16-year resident Margarita Fernandez Flooding used to be a really big deal. It would stand for months until we found that clogged drain along East Bay Drive. Now, drainage is better than it used to be, she said. She realizes drainage on her street depends upon the tides, but wants to make sure that rain spouts at the Walgreens under construction east of her house will be placed at the front of the store, not the rear. Water now comes from the shopping center down Sixth Avenue, Fernandez said. We dont need any more runoff. She said she e-mailed Duennes asking him to check all drains along East Bay Drive and in the city to make sure none are clogged. sure Joe is doing everything he can. Duennes assured Fernandez and all residents on to improve drainage time. Like I said, I wish we had a giant sump pump, Duennes said.
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The community redevelopment agency, meeting Aug. 17 at city hall, unanimously agreed to hire Woodruff & Sons to partner with the city public works department on building a parking lot between Church Street and Highland Avenue. The meeting lasted about eight minutes. The CRA, consisting of the commission and mayor, exists to revitalize the citys historic business district. The general boundaries are the bay, the Gulf, Cortez Road on the north and Fifth Street South on the south. For years, city businesses in the area have said that increasing public parking is a top priority. Last year, after considering and rejecting a recommendation to purchase property near city hall for a parking lot, the CRA decided to improve and expand the Church Street lot, which already provided parking for public works and the general public. Adjacent to the lot was another city-owned property that contained the old Monroe Cottage. In partnership with the Cortez Historical Society, the city cleared the cottage site to expand the parking lot and the historical society relocated the cottage to the FISH Preserve. The budget for the parking lot was capped at $55,000, and consultant Lynn Townsend Burnett of LTA Engineers Commissioner Gay Breuler had asked Burnett. I hope so, replied Burnett. Well do everything we can to make that happen. Burnett said that Bradenton-based Woodruff agreed to partner with public works to keep some costs in-house. Tom, are you guys prepared to do as much as possible? Breuler asked public works director Tom Woodard. Absolutely, he replied. The work involves grading the property, removing excess dirt, placing a sand-shell mix and landscaping.Anna Maria nalizes comp-plan amendmentBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria commissioners at their Aug. 25 meet ing passed the second reading of the comprehensive-plan ordinance that creates a preservation district for the citys future land-use map. The preservation zone was previously called the environmental zone in the comp plan and contained language prohibiting new construction. The approved ordinance was forwarded to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for a second review cials were assured that all platted lots in the environmenthat zone were public. After the comprehensive plan was passed, however, city attorney Jim Dye and city planner Alan Garrett reviewed properties in the environmental zone and found 25 structures and 16 vacant parcels that had been platted and accepted by the city before World War II. Upon this discovery, Dye told commissioners that prohibiting building on platted properties already accepted by the city was a taking and that the courts disapprove of such actions. The city began preparing the comp-plan amendment three years ago. The amendment contains language restricting any new construction in the zone to the 16 platted-but-vacant parcels. Remodeling of the structures on the remaining 25 lots would be allowed, Dye said. The amendment also added a provision that only one single-family residence can be built on any of the 16 vacant lots, and lots cannot be combined or sub-divided to add buildable space. Dye said the limitation on new single-family homes came from the DCA, which reviewed the amendment They wanted to ensure that density cant be increased, he said. Dye said if the DCA doesnt respond to the amend ment in 35 days, the city could consider the ordinance enacted. the previously approved Pine Avenue Restoration LLC includes 313 Pine Ave. PAR submitted the amended site plan to commence sidewalk construction between parked vehicles and the ROR buildings to voluntarily comply with the citys new parking plan. Anna Maria man commits to green cityBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Billy Malfese has lived 21 of his 25 years in Anna Maria, and grew up believing in a green city that should be environmentally friendly. After spending a few years in Fort Lauderdale, he and systems. Malfese said he heard someone say Anna Maria could be the greenest little city in America, and he wants to help achieve that goal by being part of the solution. Hes currently studying for his accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an environmental education course taught by the U.S. Green Buildlend his expertise to local various projects. There are a lot of buildings in Anna Maria that could of new developments would want to be environmentally safe and friendly. Im hoping to assist those projects environmental principles and systems. Hes been walking around the city looking for places unteer and has submitted an application to Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby for a seat on the environmental education and enhancement committee. Environment and green is my passion. I really believe in green and sustainable energy, he said.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 7, 2011 13 Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further Island 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 tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941778-6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807. In emergencies, call 911. Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. Backer Fellowship follows Sunday 9:30 service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday Song Service 5 PM Streetlife need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com 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 Island police blotterAnna Maria Anna Maria man for domestic battery. The report stated that the man and a woman were in a verbal argument that escalated. The man allegedly grabbed the woman and slammed her head against a wall. front Park, information. The MCSO responded to a report that a man was swimming off Bayfront Park without a swimming suit, exposing himself to others in the area. theft. The MCSO responded to a complaint from a property owner who said someone stole a lawn ornament from his front yard. stopped Diane Elizabeth Brady, 59, Anna Maria, for allegwas arrested and is required to appear in court Sept. 20. Bradenton Beach veyance. The Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and the MCSO were involved in the arrest of Kyle Eric Dale, 24, of Bradenton Beach, for several breaking-and-entering incidents. probation violation. The BBPD responded to the BeachHouse Restaurant where there was a complaint of an unpaid $18.07 check. A woman seated at the table said her boyfriend had taken her out to dinner and then left without paying the bill. The woman arranged for a relative to pay the tab using a credit card, but a records check revealed an outstanding warrant for the woman for a DUI a stairwell. A records check revealed that one person was wanted in Sarasota on a warrant for trespass and public urination charges. tic disturbance. The BBPD responded to an incident in which a man and a woman were involved in a physical disturbance. The BBPD responded to a residence where a to separate for the night. Cortez Holmes Beach Holmes Beach Police Department responded to a report air-conditioner were stolen. The burglar left the back door ajar and a light on in a closet. Bed tax collections continue riseBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Resort tax collections in Manatee County for July climbed 19.5 percent from collections in July 2010, a gain of $102,703, a press release from Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton said. Collections in July 2010 were $527,249, while July this year saw collections reach $629,952, according to the tax collectors website. Burton said the July increase marked the sixth straight month that resort tax collections, also known as the bed tax, have increased from last year. But rather than more visitors coming to the area, he credited a large share of the increase to Sue Sinquecollections department. Even in a tough economy, the work of investigators has exceeded our projections, Burton said. Investigators have been educating accommodation owners and agents about paying the 5 percent monthly resort tax on all accommodations rented for less than six months. Burton noted the team has been conducting audits of rental properties with considerable success at generating revenue for our community. Sinquefield said investigators routinely check advertisements for rental properties against tax and property appraisers records. The investigators also visit rental properties and speak to the occupant. Accommodation owners are not the only ones who should be aware of investigator efforts. Sinqueexemption while researching resort tax records, they pass that information to the Manatee County Property The system also works in reverse, she said, with a suspicious property while verifying a homestead claim. Michele Schulz of the resort tax staff said the department has been targeting the bed or tourist tax evaders for several years, and has introduced a hotline for anonymous tipsters to report rentals suspected to be in noncompliance with paying the tax. When investigators discover a property owner that was required to pay the bed tax but didnt, the owner is given several options to pay the tax, including a payment plan. were not yet available online due to a computer glitch last week, but records show Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key accounted for 62.1 percent of Junes bed tax collections. The Holmes Beach Police Department and MCSO were called to a situation involving an intoxicated man disrupting Manatee County Area Transit service. The HBPD asked the MCSO to give the man a trespass warning for all MCAT properties. battery. A Holmes Beach man was arrested for allegedly pushing and slapping a female relative who is pregnant. The incident began with a verbal argument. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
14 SEPT. 7, 2011 THE ISLANDER Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org 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 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Come see the di ff erence for yourself! www .IslandDentalSpa.com Creating beautiful smiles for over 17 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Dr Ya tros has appeared on ABC 7, NBC 8 and WB 38 Therap y the dentist Dr Gy Ya tr osRestore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your smile. Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Its almost as good as a letter from home! Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgSINCE 1992Just visiting paradise? WWII vet nds luck on his side Holmes Beach resident James Jim Barnes was only 16 and still in high school on Dec. 7, 1941, when he learned the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States was in World War II. To be honest, before Pearl Harbor, I hadnt given it much thought if we would be in a war. Barnes still had a year of high school left until he turned 18 and decided to wait until then before entering the service. A few weeks after graduating in January 1943, Barnes got his draft notice in the mail. As the sole supporter of his mother, Barnes could have applied for a deferment from military service, but the idea never entered his mind. He entered the U.S. Army in early 1943 and trained as a coast artillery searchlight operator. In the summer of 1943, he was put on orders to go overseas, but the Army bureaucracy had him stuck in various replacement depots called repple dapples in Army slang for almost I didnt ask for the artillery. You go where the Army puts you. Still, I realized later it was better than the infantry. But I sure got tired of sitting in those repple depples. Barnes shipped out to Oran, North Africa, in August 1943 and stayed at the Oran RD for nearly four months waiting on orders. The Allies took Sicily in July and invaded Italy in September 1943, but Barnes remained in Oran. I was getting so bored in the repple depple that I just wanted to go somewhere, even to the infantry. Being young, you dont think about the dangers on the front lines, just that youre tired of mopping latrines, pulling guard duty or KP. On Jan. 1, 1944, Barnes landed in Italy, but instead of being sent to a unit, was assigned to the Naples repple depple while awaiting orders. After a few weeks, Barnes was ordered to Bari, an Allied port on the Adriatic Sea, where he joined an antiaircraft artillery battalion. He was assigned to Headquarter Company as the COs orderly and runner. I never did get on a searchlight, Barnes recalled with a laugh. In the summer of 1944, Barnes unit was moved to Foggia to guard the numerous U.S. Army Air Corps bases central Italy, there was little need for anti-aircraft units there. His unit was disbanded and the men assigned to either the infantry or a combat engineer unit. Barnes was sent to the engineers. I got lucky again. I just went where the Army told would be useful in the engineers. near the front lines. His compound was located on one mans held the other side of the mountain. tain and our heads and you could almost see them, they were that close. Luckily, none of them landed short, he recalled with a grin. Barnes was assigned to an engineer battalion on the previous experience as a driver paid off. I was put in communications and became a driver/ messenger. I drove a weapons carrier every day to each companys headquarters to deliver and pick up equipment, messages and mail. I was happy about the job and I knew I had just gotten lucky again. The job was still at the front and German artillery regularly shelled the battalion compound, and any vehicles or troops coming in the area or driving along the front-line roads. Barnes luck held as he dodged numerous artillery shells on his rounds. He carried an M-1 with him and the carrier had a .30-caliber machine gun, but he knew that would be little protection if he ran into an armed squad of Germans. One day, a buddy of his was driving the CO when they ran into a German patrol that shot them up and left them for dead. The CO had all this teeth and some of his mouth shot off, and my buddy got hit in the rear end. But they Holmes Beach resident Jim Barnes, rear, during World PLEASE SEE WWII VETERAN, NEXT PAGE
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 7, 2011 15 Peruse our great collection of vintage hats DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment What a Find THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, furniture, accessories, great vintage Florida collectibles and much more. What a nd! 5231 Manatee A ve. W. S chool is back in session. The roads are less congested. Were transitioning from summer to fall and temperatures are easing up. Time to get out and about. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Antiques is having an after-Labor Day sale everything that is solid white is 20 percent off. With kids back in classes, nows the time to get in and see what youve missed over the summer. Tide and Moon at AMI Plaza has beautiful silver and pearl Anna Maria Island Pendants in stock. Youll only find them at Tide and Moon, because they are hand-crafted by Laura. The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than 50 dealers and a variety of items vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. This Ellenton spot is one of the areas top collections of shops. So we always enjoy shopping the unique offerings. What a Find! has all kinds of quality clothing, furniture, accessories and a great line of vintage Florida collectibles. Check it out, and youll be Giving Back in Holmes Beach is stocked full of pottery, art and all kinds of things you didnt realize you were missing, but just have to have. Community Thrift Shop has re-opened after a summer break and has all kinds of new merchandise that you just have to have Happy shoppingenjoy. R etro R osie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SA T 10-4V intage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful W edding Gowns and Accessories V intage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. 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Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store 5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-2 Jim and Charlotte Barnes have been live in the Martinique have three children and numerous grandchildren, a cat named watching sunsets from Photo: Rick Catlin somehow got back alive and lived. Thats the luck of war. It could have been me, said Barnes. The day after he left the Naples repple depple, a squad of German ME-109s attacked the depot, killing and wounding a number of men. I was again lucky. All that time in the repple depple and I ship out the day before it got hit. He also had luck on his side on the troop ship heading to Oran. When his ship left the convoy, the remainder of the ships sailed to Tunisia. The next day, a pack of Stukas attacked and strafed the Tunisia convoy, killing and wounding hundreds of GIs. Im convinced someone was watching over me because I had to support my mom, Barnes said. been unfortunate for the Italians. The Italians, especially the kids, were just pitiful to watch. We gave away our extra food to the kids. They would scramble for our breadcrumbs, and then thank us for the food. They would dig through our garbage cans. It was heartbreaking to watch. As the European war wound down, Barnes and the this was only half the war. Wed been told we were an essential unit to the war effort and going to be in the invasion of Japan after Germany surrendered. After the war in Europe ended May 9, 1945, the combat engineers continued training and sailed from Italy sea, they learned that Japan had surrendered. The war was over. But that was just the good news. The bad news was that the engineers were told they were still essential to rebuilding the Philippines and Japan. The troopship sailed on to the Philippines. While Barnes and his buddies werent happy about he was thankful as hell we had dropped the atom bomb. People who say that we could have won the war without dropping the a-bombs are crazy. Its easy to criticize when its not you going into combat. And the engineers Barnes spent three months in the Philippines before shipping back to San Francisco, then by train to Newark where he was discharged. Still needing to support his ailing mother, he immediately got a job as an apprentice tool-and-die maker. Barnes worked in the machine industry until he was 81. He would still be working if not for a bad back, he said. He also founded a plastics company he later sold to his partner. He then invented the Lug Hammer, a wrench that can loosen even the tightest bolts on a wheel to Barnes met his wife Charlotte in 1957, and they were married later that year. Both had been in previous marWWII VETERAN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14riages and had children. bought their Martinique unit with a view of the Gulf of Mexico. They will hold a family reunion in Holmes Beach on Aug. 7, with all their children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Barnes said the grandkids like to ask him about World War II, but unless you were there, its hard to understand what it was like, he said. I have absolutely no regrets about my service. It made me grow up quickly, learn to be a man, do what I had to do after the war. Im so proud to be a veteran. Even though he could have gotten a deferment to sit out the war, Jim Barnes was not going to be left behind while everyone else was doing their part for their country. Jim Barnes is a proud member of the Greatest Generation.
16 SEPT. 7, 2011 THE ISLANDER Whats up at BSB? 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 Surfside Anna Maria IslandZAGATS 941-778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com Community center re nances loanCenter kids gain edge after schoolBy Diana Bogan Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Center hopes to rejuvenate its after-school program by raising the bar and improving service for its clients. The new after-school program, West Edge, is structured as an academy with three tracks learning, sports and performing arts. New center employees Lindsey Weaver and Troy Shonk are managing the academy, which they say is the brain child of Scott Dell, assistant executive director at the center. The WE academy is open to students in kindergarten through eighth-grade, and bus service is provided to the center from Anna Maria Elementary and King Middle schools. Shonk noted that parents only need to worry about getting their kids to school and we do the rest. The center transports students from their school and, if students are enrolled in center sports, practices begin at 6 p.m. when West Edge ends, providing a structured enviAll participants in WE are involved in the learning academy. The learning academy is similar to the centers previous after-school program. It offers students time for homework, tutoring, games and group activities. Weaver said elementary-age students also will have an opportunity to pair up with a high school mentor. Both sports and performing arts academies already have course offerings, which Weaver and Shonk plan to expand by adding professionals to their team. Currently the sports academy features soccer, karate Paul Hayward, who has experience playing and coaching at college and professional levels, runs the soccer program. Bob and Stephanie Miller teach karate. Bob was a silver medalist in the Police Olympics and Stephanie is a three-time AAU National champion. The Learn to Fish clinic is led by Terri Milen and meets Saturday mornings. The performing arts academy is still growing, as Weaver and Shonk search for music, visual arts and cooking instructors. Already students can enroll in drama and dance. Preston Boyd directs the drama course. He has a masters degree in theater education and 22 years experience working with children. Megan Lindsay will direct dance, bringing to the center nine years of experience teaching, performing and producing dance of all types. She has a masters degree in dance and movement therapy. Shonk and Weaver said the vision for the performing arts academy is to be a collaborative learning experience. Drama students will work on two performances involving participation from the other classes. Drama will meet Monday and Wednesday and dance will meet Tuesday and Thursday. dents to choose more than one class. Starting a new program we didnt want to overwhelm kids with choices, said Weaver. We wanted to have a foundation to build from and with our energy the sky is the limit. The sky really is the limit, agreed Shonk. We want to inspire kids and really incorporate doing things together. We think parents and the community will see that weve developed something special here, that provides more options and I think this new program shows the new energy we have to bring to the center and how we plan to move forward. Were excited about where we are going. The goal, say Weaver and Shonk, is to embody the West Edge acronym WE in doing things together and inspiring kids. For WE fees or more information, call the center at 941-778-1908. are heading up the Anna Maria Island Comnew after-school program, the West Edge acadBogan By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Center has signed a new loan agreement with the Branch Banking & Trust interest. The building was completed in 2007 at a cost of $4.5 million, while the original construction estimate in 2004 was $2 million. The 2007 mortgage on the building was with Northern Trust. Center executive director Pierrette Kelly said the new attention on our operations, delivering new and innovative programs and services and continue to maintain high levels of customer service to our participants and our community. Kelly said she and the centers board of directors are center and are happy for the opportunity to work with Jonathan Schneider and BB&T Bank. Kelly credited board member Brian Schlossberg with able to both the center and the bank. Attorney Hill Ward Henderson of Tampa and the BraP.A., donated their time to represent the center in the negotiations at no charge, Kelly said in a press release. She also thanked board chair Greg Ross and board member Scott Rudacille for pulling everything together. We are so pleased with the end result, she said.
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For more information, call 941-708-5525. VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 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. The Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria hosts the aged parents and other Island residents to sign up for ABOVE: AME principal porter and Sandbar owner Ed Chiles and PTO president Monica Simpson at the volunteer recruitment night at the Anna Maria restauturned out to sign up to coordinate school events and activities. ten parents sign up to help with upcoming events at the school. AME-PTO recruits volunteers
18 SEPT. 7, 2011 THE ISLANDER Nesting by the numbers As of Sept. 2, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Read The Islander each week to follow developments during nesting season. (941) 778-6641(941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm 941-778-1320 FRIDAY SPECIAL OVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE AUTHENTIC GERMAN FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST 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 Rescued sea turtle hatchlings released to cheersBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bobbi Streeter was on her regular Tuesday morning patrol for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring when she saw the tiny tracks of a single hatchling. A single track is unusual, because typically hatchlings emerge from a nest in groups of about 100. Streeter, a six-year veteran with AMITW, thought something seemed wrong, and she called section coordinators Lee and Marvin Zerkel to Coquina Beach. The Zerkels excavated the nest that morning and found 28 hatchlings inside, as well as shells of unhatched eggs and broken shells. A hard-pounding rain had essentially cemented the hatchlings in their nest. I was worried they would drown, AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said, adding that hatchlings can become trapped inside a waterlogged nest. Later on Aug. 30, at about sunset, AMITW released the hatchlings to the Gulf of Mexico. A solitary hatchling wave. The event, noticed to AMITWs Facebook fans and well promoted by word of mouth, drew about 200 people to the beach at 10th Street South. Its a magical thing, said Christine Taylor of Chicago. Its beautiful to see them crawl out to the Gulf. I had no idea. Ive lived here for 25 years and never seen this, said Bradenton resident Jen Lannon. Im in awe. For about an hour before the release, AMITW volunteers talked with people about the life of a loggerhead, the threats to loggerheads and nesting season on the Island, which lasts from about May 1 through Oct. 31. A crowd gathers on the shore near 10th Street South Aug. 30 to watch the release of 28 loggerhead hatchlings rescued from a nest in Bradenton Beach and one rescued from a nest in Holmes Beach. Islander One of 28 loggerhead hatchlings that became trapped in their nest in Bradenton Beach following a rainstorm. Fox praised the volunteers, who are beginning the last two months of the season. Im pretty proud of them, she said. And the community is pretty proud of them.
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20 SEPT. 7, 2011 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointment 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 email@example.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock! Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. 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 Tryouts preview fall season for AMICC soccer Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Centers fall reclast week for players ages 4-14. Players were put through a series of drills to assess their ability under the watchful eyes of the volunteer coaches. After the tryout sessions, coaches adjourned to the war room to draft their respective teams. Teams are beginning practice this week and looking forward to the schedule of competition that will begin Sept. 19. The annual kick-off-the-season spaghetti dinner will center gym. There players will receive their uniforms and game schedules, while enjoying a delicious spaghetti dinner with family and friends, donated once again by the Beach Bistro. For more information on youth soccer, contact center staff, Lindsey Weaver or Troy Shonk, at 941-778-1908. AMICC golf outing scheduled The third-annual AMICC golf outing at IMG Golf and Country Club is coming up on Friday, Oct. 14. Cost for the golf outing is $150 per person, which also includes range balls and the awards banquet. For an additional $30, participants can enter a $10,000 hole-in-one connon-golfers, they are invited to attend the dinner for only $45. For more information, contact Lindsey Weaver at 778-1908. The 21st annual OConnor Bowling Challenge took place Aug. 27 at AMF Lanes in Bradenton. Dan France bowled a 222 to take the mens top score ens top score. For the second straight year, Bryan Fritz took womens top series at 468. Ramon Camacho had the mens low score of 58, while Megan Cusack took the low score for the women with a 38. Horseshoe news Jeff Moore and Ron Pepka were the only team to win the requried three pool-play victories and were the Sept. 3 champs during horeseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horesshoe pits. Steve Doyle and Jerry Disbrow defeated George McKay and Sam Samuels 21-11 in the battle for second place. Two teams emerged from pool play during Aug. 31 horseshoe action. The team of Tim Sofran and Norm Good defeated Sam Samuels and Tom Skoloda 23-18 in a see-saw affair that saw six lead changes. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Key Royale golf news The Key Royale Club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match Aug. 30. Barb Harrold place by eight strokes over Christina Mason, Meredith tie for second place at 2-under-par 30. tion as he takes a free kick at Anna Maria Island ComMaddon Summer Social at Tropicana Field on Aug. 15. Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Charters. Jim Hohlman reeled in this 28-inch speckled trout with Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Charters.
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Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5603 MARINA DRIVE at CATCHERS MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com The Islands Tackle Shop:Staffed by shermen, not salesmen! Stocked with everything you need for Florida shing! Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com Snook fishery remains catch-and-release only Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Just when you thought it would be OK to go snook Yes, Sept. 1 would have been opening day for snook season had FWC not implemented another year-long closure for the harvest of snook. Although it would be nice to bring a big snook home for dinner, all of us seasoned The snook just have not recovered from the winter 2009 and 2010 kills that resulted from water too cold for this delicate and delicious species. Yet, we sense a snooky urge this time of year. We just know when its time to go out for snook. The good thing is, we can still go out and catch them, we just cant keep them. However, the way I see it, this creates a great opportunity for us to brush up on targeting some other species. Diversify your skills. up your tactics a little. Ive had times when a school of reds would swim right around my shiner without a bite. Switching to a Berkley Gulp shrimp or gold spoon known for being good at adapting to their surroundings, so always try out different tactics. You might be rewarded wasnt going to happen. closure. In the long run it will be better both for the snook will be back up before we know it. Capt. Warren Girle is catching Key West grunts, flounder and Spanish mackerel on his offshore char ters. In the catch-and-release category, Girle is catching numerous red and gag grouper. We probably caught 75 red grouper on a recent charter, says Girle. Its just non-stop action out there. plugs and jigs in the morning when the tide is high. On the lower tides, Girle waits for the reds to school up in deep potholes. When they do, Girle will switch to using live whitebait to get a bite. For Girle, the reds have been averaging 30-32 inches with the biggest coming in at 35 inches. Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing decent numbers of Spanish mackerel being caught, although most are just above the minimum-size limit of 12 inches. White crappie jigs and silver spoons are a good bet, or you can use live shiners on a long-shank hook. Mangrove snapper are still showing in good numbers underneath the pier. With the abundance of small sardines schooling around the pier, the mangrove snapper have more than enough to eat, so remember to be stealthy when targeting test with a No. 4 live-bait hook is a good way to get started. Small bonnethead sharks are being caught by bottom even though these sharks are little, they have teeth. Dont your hook. Always use pliers. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says, Theres tons of bait schooling around the pier. The largest concentration of bait around the pier is made up of Spanish too. Remember, if youre throwing your cast net from the pier to get bait, be careful not to throw on the sardines. Doing so can sometime result in gilling a load of the sardines in your net due to their small size. Removing them from your net is time consuming, and can be quite a mess. Now that youve caught your bait, you can target bon leader with a No. 1 long shank hook and a shiner. Early morning has been the best time to target the Spanish mackerel, says Sork. A silver spoon trailed behind a popping cork is also a sure way to get some good mack Mangrove snapper are biting steadily on the outgoing tides. Numbers of these little snappers have arrived, but most are undersized. Along with mangrove snapper, under the pier, so be ready to catch a variety of species. Sork says hes seeing tarpon slurping on the thick schools of Spanish sardines just off the pier. He suggests and hang on tight. Hook a tarpon and youll be the talk of the pier for the day. Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing Spotted sea trout are feeding heavily on moving tides. sive trout on the feed. If youre using whitebait, the Sarasota Bay as well as Long Bar are good places to stalk schools of bull reds. Mangrove snapper are being caught on local piers ring cut in pieces are producing decent numbers of these tasty little pan-fryers. hes hearing about a good bite in and around Longboat offs around the pass are producing good numbers of Keith Trent at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says the mainstay is Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and pompano. Spanish mackerel are feeding on the bait schools being washed out of Tampa Bay on the outgoing tides. Both live bait and bers of mackerel. Other migratory species being caught Fishing under the pier is resulting in mangrove snapare working well for all of these species. Last but not least, Keyes also notes you can the tarpon producing the bite.
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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 7, 2011 23 Island real estate transactions Obituaries BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts and shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. STRAIGHT TALKI believe real estate is a business that requires clear communication. If you 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. appreciate someone who believes in talking straight, give me a call today. Find out why Big Fish Real dents, both past and present. Photos are welcome. Paid 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com firstname.lastname@example.org MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978BEACHFRO N T HO M E WITH GUEST COTTAGE: Beautiful 3BR2.5BA Gulffront home located on quiet side street. Tastefully furnished, open-beam cathedral ceilings and tile oors. Granite counters in kitchen amd top-of-the-line amenities. $1,650,000. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755DEEPWATER HOME within walking distance to the beach. This split-plan home has a caged pool, 70-foot dock with lift and 200-feet on sailboat water with no bridges. $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. SOLD 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 email@example.com Web site www.annamariareal.comREDUCED PRICE 7002 Marina Drive: 2BR/1BA home sold as is on over 11,000-sf duplex lot. Refurbish, add on as duplex or home, room for pool. New AC. NOW $335,000 OR REASONABLE OFFER. Skipper & Associates Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes BeachCell: 941-780-8000Island area native and full-time Realtor with 14+ years experience. Go to my website for all MLS listings and Island Info! www.IslandAnnaMaria.com By Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 93x117 lot was sold 08/12/11, Roberts to Jenkins for $450,000; list $475,000. 2312 Gulf Drive N., Unit 202, Sunset Terrace, Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 08/12/11, Waterman Investments LLC to Jackson Florida Properties LLC for $385,000; $399,000. 1972 on a 90x114 lot was sold 08/12/11, Ryan to Copening for $350,000; list $399,000. 2004 was sold 08/11/11, Orr to Roberts for $275,000; list $319,000. 2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 207, Club Bamboo, Bradenton in 1975 was sold 08/15/11, Stewart to Aqua Props LLC for $229,000; list $229,000. 6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 85, Shell Point, Holmes pool built in 1973 was sold 08/15/11, Elliott to Ducharne for $160,000. of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Alice Domey Alice Domey, 57, of Bradenton, died Aug. 26. Mrs. Domey was a member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers and was known by her Privateer name, Splash. She operated Splash Graphics in Bradenton, and used her talents and sign business to help promote a memorial service at a later date. A family-planned service also will be held at a later date. Survivors include daughters Pamela Stocks and Nabelle Mejout; son Baron; sisters Lou Gallagher and Gail Kimbell; brothers Daniel, Martin, Andrew, Charlie and Duke Kimbell; mother Mona Kimbell; and three grandchildren.James O. Jim Britt James O. Jim Britt, 86, of Markle, Ind., and Bradenton Beach, died, Sept. 2. He was born April 23, 1925, in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County, Ind. Mr. Britt served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He was a tool-and-die engineer and was the shop foreman for Yeoman Engineering from 1960 to 1991. He attended Markle United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Markle and Bluffton. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. in Florida. Robert A. Hinsch Robert A. Hinsch of Bradenton died Aug. 30. He was born in Ypsilanti, Mich., and moved to the Bradenton area in 1982 from Ann Arbor, Mich. Mr. Hinsch was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and was the former owner of 307 Pine Avenue General Store. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion and the Moose Lodge. A memorial service will be at a later date. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel of Bradenton is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mr. Hinsch is survived by sons Alexander and wife Deanna and Robert, all of Anna Maria Island; daughter Christine and husband Ed Martin of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.Edward M. Keane Edward M. Keane, 74, of Bradenton, died Sept. 2. He was born in Somerville, Mass., Jan. 18, 1937. Mr. Keane served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War He was a member and governor of the Moose Lodge No. 2188, Bradenton Beach. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Anna Maria Island Moose, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge. Condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com Memorial donations may be made to Moose Heart at mooseheart.or g. Mr. Keane is survived by his loving wife, Ellen A.; daughters Debbie Savarese, Ellen Hall and Sheila; son Edward F.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service was held Sept. 7 at Myers Funeral Home of Markle. Memorial donations may be made in care of Myers Funeral Home to Markle Fish & Game Club Park, P.O. Box 403, Markle IN 46770. Condolences may be made at www.myersfuneralhomes.co m. 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Ernie is neutered, has current shots and even a microchip. $50 adoption fee, call Julie, 941-720-1411 or visitwww.royalpetrescue. com. We have more than 30 cats and dogs seeking forever homes and/or foster care. LOST & FOUND MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES: Bean Point, Anna Maria. Sunday, Aug. 21. Gift from my mother, would appreciate return. 610-247-4892. FOUND: NIKON COOLPIX camera. Claim at: Holmes Beach Police Department, 941-7085804. LOST: EMERALD-DIAMOND gold ring. Lost near Hurricane Hanks Sept. 1. Sentimental value, reward. Call Roxanne, 941-374-3108. PETS PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411. BOATS & BOATING BOAT SLIP FOR rent in Holmes Beach up to 23-foot. $140/month, three-month minimum. 941962-6238. HELP WANTED FULL-TIME JOURNALIST WANTED: Seeking journalism grad or experienced reporter. 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Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945. SERVICES ITEMS FOR SALE ADIRONDACK POLYWOOD OUTDOOR rockers: Two new, turquoise. Originally $300/each. Yours for $150/each. 941-567-5480. LCD COMPUTER MONITOR 17-inch, $55. 941756-6728. COMPLETE HOME PACKAGE: All kitchen items, living and dining room, three bedrooms and den. Furniture from White Egret, invested $50,000, sacri ce at $15,000. See at: www.annamariaparadise.com/egretsnest2.HTM or call 336-8675081. 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 classi email@example.com 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. 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. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting shing gear to give to children. Donate at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish, Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. 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Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? Waly Precision Painting SERVICES Continued 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. 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. AMI PAINTING offers professional work, quality materials at an affordable price. Satisfaction guaranteed! Call 941-447-4687. 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. KOKO RAYS ISLAND studio. Instruction in ute, 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. 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 gradeA, $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. Certi ed horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/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.
26 SEPT. 7, 2011 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S SINCE 1978Lisa 18 years Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www. mikenormanrealty.comManaging more than 400 vacation properties with 5 agents and 15 sales agents. Past performance may not be the only measure of success, but can you think of anything more to go by? Mike 33 years Sally 20 years Rochelle 12 years Vic & Cathy 9 years Carla 11 years Jed New Sales Associate Donna 2 years Ben 2 years Noranne New Sales Associate Claire Receptionist Marianne 13 yearsIN C Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755DEEPWATER HOME within walking distance to the beach. This split-plan home has a caged pool, 70-foot dock with lift and 200-feet on sailboat water with no bridges. $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. SOLD 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. HOME IMPROVEMENT 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. 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. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classifieds Tuesday morning at www.islander.org. And its FREE! 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. 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. FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. $650/month plus electric. email@example.com. 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. BEAUTIFUL CONDO FOR rent: 2BR, two full bath, furnished, ground oor. Five minutes from beach. Seasonal $2,000/month, annual $1,100/ month. 330-562-8945. RENTALS Continued GREAT LOCATION: ANNUAL rental north end, corner North Shore Drive and Magnolia Avenue. 2BR/1BA duplex, includes washer-dryer room, back yard, clean, new tile oor, fridge and roof. $850/month. 305 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Call 941-812-3745. 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. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. ELEGANT LARGE 3BR/3BA home with den, caged heated pool, 12-foot ceilings, deeded 40-foot slip. Asking $625,000. Motivated seller. Call John Wize at Betsy Hills Realty, 941-704-4591. FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATEBANK FORECLOSED, LAND liquidation, from $9,900. Blue Ridge mountains, paved roads, utilities, county water, panoramic views, excellent financing. Sale Sept.24, Call now! 888-757-6867, ext. 214. RVs/mobile homes. 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 866952-5302. GEORGIA LAND SALE: 17 tracts to choose from. Creeks, pond sites, wooded, clear cut, etc. Visit our website: stregispaper.com. 478-987-9700. St. Regis Paper Co.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 7, 2011 27 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. GREAT VIEWS OF SARASOTA BAYDuplex, 2BR/2BA each side. Close to Gulf and bay.$299,900 104 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. 3BR/3BA patio home with tile throughout. Garden atrium, formal dining, 2-car garage. $249,900. Call Lynn Zemmer, Broker, 941778-8104.PROP ERTIES ARE MOVING at E dgewater R eal E state! S top by today to see whats new or talk to an agent! For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. 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