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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publication Date: 09-14-2011
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Astheworld Terns go shopping. Page 6Art converges. Page 11The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgBuchanan visits. Page 11 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org 10 years ago Meetings Opinions Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Triple hookup. Page 21 Streetlife PLEASE SEE PINES, PAGE 9 VOLUME 19, NO. 45 Islander countdown: 8 weeks to 20 years Nov. 9 SEPT. 14, 2011 FREE REMEMBERING 9/11 ON 9/11/11Plan proposed to remove pinesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria public works director George McKay told the city commission he needs direction on a controversial issue and commissioners at their Sept. 8 meeting agreed to take on the matter. They requested a study. An unnamed person apparently wants to renourish Gulf Park on the Gulf of Mexico with native plants as well as remove some Australian pines, and is willing to fund the work. this summer dug several large holes in the park Coquina Beach patrols reducedBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Manatee County plans to reduce its funding for beach law enforcement in Bradenton Beach The reduction is outlined in a memo from the county parks and recreation department to the Bradenton Beach Police Department. The county, wrote parks and recreation directo assist with the expense of providing police services to Coquina and Cortez beaches. reducing its allocation for beach patrols on weekends and holidays, Turner said. As you are aware, Manatee County has had to reduce its operating budgets again for the budget reductions for the parks and recreation department was funding for security services at Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Manatee County contracts with BBPD to Coquina Beach on both the bayfront and Gulf of Mexico. On major holidays, especially during the winter-spring tourist season, the MCSO assigns added security to the beach. Beach disturbance results in arrests in the arrest of three men for disorderly conduct. The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Coquina Beach, according to a ManaGroceries from the Holmes Beach Publix, including these staples, can cost more than from a Publix on the mainland. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinAMI cost of living: Higher pricesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Islanders like to say they live in paraand Visitors Bureau and the Island chamber of commerce go to great lengths to advertise But paradise comes with a cost of living higher than mainland Bradenton. For essential items for daily living, such as groceries, over-the-counter medicines and household products, Islanders pay about 7.5 percent more for goods from the same store than do mainland residents, according to the results of an Islander survey of items sold at Publix, the Islands only grocery store. The prices of the same items surveyed Cortez Road West in Bradenton were, on average, 7.6 percent higher at the Island store. Australian pines in Anna Marias Gulf Park along the Gulf of Mexico may be removed and replaced with native species of trees if a landscaping plan for the park proceeds. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin PLEASE SEE AMI LIVING, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE COQUINA, The government calendar. Page 3 AM returns to celltower options. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Headlines. Page 7 Summer tourism climbs. Page 8 Community announcements, calendar. Page 10 Island police blotter. Page 12 Calendar, menu, more. Page 16 AMITW volunteers teach on the beach. Page 19 Fall soccer season kicks off with spaghetti. Page 20 Expansions, events. Page 22 West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price offers a remembrance during the memorial and concert marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and WMFR in Holmes Beach hosted the event, one of several on the Island. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann Motorcyclists travel Gulf Drive toward Coquina Beach during several on the Island marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorPhoto: Lisa Neff

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2 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER AMI LIVING BEACH BONUS! BEACH BONUS! Anna Marias beautiful beaches have so very much to offer. Now we humbly add a special bonus iPass. iPass is your ticket to exclusive weekly offers from up to 10 Islander advertisers and is yours FREE when you subscribe to The Islander e-edition. iPass even delivers access to restricted-information online including The Islanders valuable archives. Start enjoying your bonus today. Order your online iPass subscription to The Islander. The Islander e-edition is $36 for an entire year! Annual (snail) mail subscriptions are $54. Complete your subscription order at www.islander.org today! Inquiries: 941.778.7978 or www.islander.org.Photo: Jack Elka Ami Islander 05/31/2011Exp. Publix is Anna Maria Islands only supermarket. Some items cost more than at the Publix on Cortez Road West in Bradenton. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin ters in Lakeland declined to comment, but others familiar with the grocery store business said the practice of They know they have the only supermarket on the Island and many people, especially tourists, arent going grocery store executive who requested anonymity. Publix prices are set by corporate headquarters in Lakeland and management knows it has a monopoly on the Island. The store here can charge a bit more than normal without any problem because theres no competition, the former executive said. Publix stores, with a shopping list prepared in advance, the prices found and percentage of increase were:Item Cortez Road AMI Increase 6.5 oz juice $2.59 $2.75 6.6 There was no difference in price between the Island pound, a gallon of Publix milk at $3.89 and Post Raisin at the Island Publix, the total purchase price would have store. The survey used only the base price of items and products on sale were not included. No items were found at the Island Publix with a lower price than the mainland store. Based upon the survey results, a family of four that spends an average of $500 per month on groceries at the Island Publix pays about $456 more annually for its food than a mainland resident shopping at the Publix Cortez store. The Islands two chain pharmacies, CVS and Walgreens, also appear to have higher prices on the Island for some items than at their mainland stores. The two stores also had a price variance between each other for several of the same items. An Islander survey conducted Sept. 7 of the following items at Walgreens Island store and at Walgreens on Cortez Road West found these price differences and percentage of increase:Item Cortez AMI Increase For some survey items, such as Old Spice Aftershave and Gillette Foamy, there was no change in price between the two Walgreens stores. The Island Walgreens and CVS stores offered differing prices on some of the same items in the survey, including:Item Walgreens CVS Old Spice deodorant $2.99 $3.49 Gasoline also was higher on the Island than the mainland when the survey was done. The lowest price for unleaded regular at any of the three Island gas stations was $3.59 per gallon when paying with cash. On the mainland, Racetrack the same day was $3.47 per gallon. live on south Marco Island near Naples. Unleaded regular gas there sold for $3.89 a gallon last week, said south Marco Island resident Valerie Simon. There is only one gas station and one super market on the south end of Marco Island, Simon noted. Residents there who want cheaper gas or groceries paying a lot more for groceries than people on Anna The only super market in her area of Marco Island is Publix. Share your thoughts on the cost of Island living with The Islander. Write news@islander.org, visit the comments page at www.islander.org, or like us on our Facebook page. League, newspaper to host election forum The League of Women Voters of Manatee County and The Islander will host a Beaches CanThe event, with refreshments, will take place

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 3 ZAGATS Surfside Anna Maria Island 941 778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com MeetingsAnna Maria City 6130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach mittee meeting. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach West Manatee Fire Rescue District mission meeting. Of Interest ton. Manatee Ave., Bradenton. TBD. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander. org. Brighter boat rampWork crews from Diver Alabama erected elec needed for the six lights planned for installation Ramp. The LED lights will improve nighttime safety and operations. and its parking lot are in Holmes Beach, but are maintained by Manatee County. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Sex offender moves to Bradenton Beach offenses involving a minor recently moved from Tampa to Bradenton Beach. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement of Gulf Drive North in late August. The address is listed as temporary by the FDLE. The man was convicted of one count of sexual battery/solicitation of a child, and in the same case convicted of one count of sexual battery/solicitation by an tion, but is still required to report his address to local and state authorities. With the recent departure of two convicted sex offenders from Bradenton Beach, the subject is the only known convicted sex offender living in the city. one in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive and the other in the 600 block of Dundee Lane. No convicted sex offenders are listed in Anna Maria, according to the FDLE website. Two convicted sex offenders live in the Cortez area, including a 72-year-old man residing in the 4400 block and moved to the Cortez address in August. The other convicted sex offender in the Cortez area to the FDLE. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said his department is aware of the recent arrival of a sex been to the address to speak to the man and verify his identity. Information on sex offenders listed with the FDLE at The Islander website, www.islander.org, under community links.

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4 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Congressman addresses issues on AMIU.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan greets the audience at his town hall meeting Sept. 10 at Holmes Beach City Hall, including host Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and wife Phyliss, front row, along with attorney David Miner, foreground, and Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, second row. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy By Bonner Joy U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, orgacated the bulk of the hour-plus meeting to addressing issues with constituents. Buchanan answered questions about fair trade, jobs and business credit, immigration, offshore and Everglades oil drilling, taxes, home and healthcare insurance, social security and Medicare, while avoiding questions about politics and the upcoming presidential campaigns. Then one speaker really got the congressmans attention. Charlie Cawein of Anna Maria challenged Buchanan to do more to resolve the $60 billion-$90 billion cost of Medicare billing fraud. Cawein said he wrote to newspapers detailing his problems with Medicare, as well as U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Buchanan, and only Buchanan responded. Cawein retired from a hospital administrators job in in fraudulent charges on he and his wifes Medicare account. Citing poor results from the Medicare Florida hotline regarding such problems, he suggested Confor $50,000 per year to put an end to Medicare fraud. Medicare crooks are getting paid within 30 days and they then move on, he said. Since Medicare client summaries are delivered quar terly, the crooks have their money before we know about he told Buchanan. Since I have this knowledge, can I help get seniors Buchanan invited Cawein and wife Ruth, a retired nurse, to Washington, D.C., to appear on a hearing panel means committee. The Caweins accepted the invitation. The town hall meeting continued on a mostly high note, with some political posturing by the audience, deftly avoided by Buchanan. many rounds of applause. Buchanan said he would work to have Social Security removed from the budget revenue stream for general funds and to reinstate the lock-box on spending for other expenses. D.C., and acknowledged his efforts will continue on jobs, spending, limiting tax cuts for big business and, with the help of the Caweins, Medicare fraud. In closing, Buchanan said, My focus is, for the next budget amendment. Im going to focus on jobs and the economy. And Im going to do everything I can to work together on a bipartisan basis for Americans and Amer ica. Because, as I said earlier on, Im very fortunate, my parents worked in a factory all their life, Im one of six kids. And this countrys given me an incredible opportunity. I want to make sure these same opportunities exist for our kids and grandkids. Weve got to get people back to work and get our REMEMBERING 9/11 ON 9/11/11 11. The bistro, and many Island restaurants, offered specials terrorist attacks. LEFT: Motorcyclists travel south on Gulf Drive ride. Northbound travelers stopped for the lengthy parade, which began in Bradenton. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Nenita Gollamudi and kids Sheema and Destin get to know Lucky drew more than 250 people. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann Work requires water shut off on Spring The Manatee County Utilities Department Avenue between Gulf Drive and Tarpon Street in Anna Maria. when the MCUD will be lowering a water main. For more information, call James Faulkner at

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 5 2011 ELE CTIONS 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET NOW HAS AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Now renting paddle boards! Summer Fun Special 10% OFF any rental with this ad! City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217PUBLIC NOTICE Aubry: Cell tower could pay for $2.8m lot purchaseBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry says he has the solution to pay for the citys upcoming $2.8 million acquisition of six vacant lots across from the city pier. commission meeting. Aubry has lobbied for a cell tower in the city since last year, when he said he spent hours trying to make a cell phone call, but the call kept getting dropped. After that incident, he wondered what would happen but couldnt because a cell phone connection was unavailable. Aubry said he was at the Verizon store in Bradenton recently getting a new cell phone and asked the agent why Verizon didnt have a tower in Anna Maria. The response was that Anna Maria wont let us put up a cell tower The citys cell tower ordinance is old and outdated. accommodate numerous carriers. Its time for the city to wake up, said Aubry. The city needs more revenue and a cell tower is a revenue source. According to several wireless experts who made presentations to the Anna Maria Island Community Center in April, the fees to the city for tower space could be get about $72,000 in annual revenue. Anna Maria property owner Stacey Frank, an attor ney who owns a company that builds cell towers, said the public school property return about $300,000 annually to each school where a tower is located. Commission Chair Chuck Webb said no company has applied to build a tower, although the ordinance was passed in 2003. Aubry. Webb said it was because cell tower builders dont want a 30-foot flagpole, but something a lot higher. The citys ordinance restricts a cell tower to 30 feet in height. City attorney Jim Dye, however, reminded commis sioners they hired cell tower expert Rusty Monroe several months ago to review the citys wireless ordinance and cellular services plan. Monroe told commissioners that cell tower compa nies wouldnt build in Anna Maria unless they can generate at least $90,000 per month in gross revenues from one tower. Monroes review should be ready for presentation in the near future, Commissioner John Quam said. More on the six-lot purchase, page 12.Election schedule Manatee County and The Islander host the Beaches CanIsland elections. The Islander hosts Popcorn and Politics for Beach. For more information about the election, go to www. Check our calender for what to do, where to go! File Photo

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6 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Opinion Your Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, diana@islander.org Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Lisa Neff, copy editor, lisaneff@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Sales Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Accounting Services accounting@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Classi eds & Subscriptions Lisa Williams, classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Lisa Williams (All others: news@islander.org) Publisher and Editor Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org SEPT. 14, 2011 SEPT. 14, 2011 SEPT. 14, 2011 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. 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 Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community conversations weve been having with our fans. If you would like to join the conversation, become a fan of to our fan page from www.islander.or g.Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. Address letters by e-mail to news@islander.or g or comment on matters on The Islander website at www. islander.org.Congrats and thanks Congratulations to Mike and Katie OConnor for OConnor Bowling Challenge. Anna Maria Oyster Bar for an awesome awards party. This event has always had the feeling of an annual Island family reunion where everyone dons bowling shoes and gathers for fun and a wonderful cause. Doo-doo by the dunes I walk our beach daily and pick up bags of trash that visitors leave. I personally do not care to add dog poo to my bag. Any animal not native to our beaches needs to be left at home. on our beaches? Leigh Woolf, Holmes Beach The price to play There is, of course, a price to living in paradise. We all realize real estate taxes are higher on Anna Maria Island than on the mainland. Taxes are higher because properties are valued higher, and, in some cases, too high. But thats another discussion. Youve got to wonder why Publix prices would be higher here, with two stores just miles away. Surely there are more remote areas to deliver to from the warehouses. But when has it not always been so? Time was back in the day well, back in the cers on Anna Maria Island. Most well known as was its cigar-smoking owner Mayor Ernie Cagnina was the IGA store in Anna Maria. The store had the atmosphere you expect being run by family who treated all customers just like family. Its now a coffee/bakery shop and collectibles store. There was a smaller market with a great meat-cutter and friendly atmosphere on Bridge Street, and one just like it in Cortez for a time. store and a Foodway, where respectively Publix and the AMI Chamber of Commerce are today. They were bigger, but no less friendly, and Island Foods sponsored many a Little League team and employed many a youngster. Were the prices fair? There was little to compare, to be honest, and toward the end, before the sale to Publix, the Island Foods store had high prices for some items, while sale items were attractively priced. Even then, writing was on the wall for the independents. We embraced Publix. Theyre clearly not as involved in the community as wed like, mostly because theyre run by folks who dont know our hyper community. Were loath to see friends outdoors in frigid weather ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas, but corporate wont allow that in the lobby, not even in extreme weather. They dont sponsor teams and the management tries, Its corporate. And its friendly. Theres always a friendly greeting and nice folks working in our Publix. Ooops. Our Publix? Of course, we take ownership. We even wish sometimes dont say you heard it here it were a bigger store. Shopping is a pleasure at our Island Publix, just pricey. Thankfully, theres a plethora of really good, local restaurants, priced right, too. And thankfully, we live in paradise.Not-so-fair-weather policy The stormy season is here, and though it does add a little variety, cools the water temperature and sends us comforting, fresh-smelling breezes, it also makes my two favorite shows, impossible to do sometimes. This can be confusing for someone planning to attend or those who are trying to decide where to direct some of their visiting friends and family. mance policy for the Katie Pierola Sunset Picnic on Wednesdays and the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe sunset parties on Fridays: Both shows will go on, every week, unless it is storming at show time. To clarify, sometimes it will rain during the day and sometimes it will be sprinkling at show time, but neither of these will cause me to cancel either of these shows. Rest assured, I will not let you down over a little bit of wind and clouds. I love singing for you. Mike Sales, Anna Maria help the Anna Maria Island Community Center to better meet the needs of our youth sports programs and provide much needed educational equipment at the center. Special thanks to all the sponsors, especially Air & Energy and Duffys Tavern. Please know, in your heart, that you and all the other contributors and volunteers are helping to make a difference for future generations. Thanks again. Pierrette Kelly, Anna Maria Island Community Center

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 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 We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)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 subscriptions@islander.org 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Sept. 14, 2001, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Sept. 4 76 88 0 Sept. 5 78 92 0 Sept. 6 77 88 0.53 Sept. 7 73 86 2.68 Sept. 8 75 86 trace Sept. 9 78 88 0.25 Sept. 10 78 92 0.15 Average area Gulf water temperature 8624-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. ers, volunteers and the Bradenton Beach sanitation county parks maintenance department said crews would to beach access points and the remaining coastline. tower violated the site plan, which had set the height height to accommodate West Manatee Fire Rescue District. WMFR would have to apply for a variance, Dye said, and the city would require a $5,000 deposit. hatchlings to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox after the hatchlings failed to enter the said the hatchlings were disoriented by inshore lights that attracted them away from the Gulf. Fox reported the hatchlings responded to better conditions on Bean Point and entered the water without further problems. 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 SENIOR CUSTOMERS: Learn about new healthcare changes for 2012, as well as your options and choices. FREE information seminar with complimentary coffee and pastries. Rotten Ralphs Bridge Street Pier location at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14. Seating is limited. Call 941.778.1604 to reserve your place. 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! bandstand at the Holmes Beach soccer plete and will be used when events with entertainment, speakers or awards ceremonies take place show is planned for October, said Holmes cial Bob Shaffer. The with administrative funds budgeted for such projects, Shaffer said. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Party pavilion takes shape The two shelters at the entrance to the Anna Maria City Pier are open and the north shelter is in use as the Island Trolley stop. The north and south boardwalks along the pier shoreline also are open. The Florida Department of Transportations boardwalk project is expected Islander Photo: Rick CatlinPier shelters, boardwalk open

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8 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Tourism, resort tax payments climb 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 By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter As resort tax collections have increased, so has tourism, although not at the same rate as collections the past several months, according to monthly tourism reports. Area tourism was up 6.5 percent in June compared with cent from the previous July, according statistics provided to the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman said she expects August tourism to also be above last year. Surprisingly, a number of Island accommodation and rental property owners, managers and agents say September tourism reservations are ahead of last years pace for traditionally the industrys slowest month of the year. Angela Rodocker of BridgeWalk Resort in Bradenton August occupancy was 20 percent ahead of the same owner Jeff Geary said hes booked 90 to 95 percent occupancy for September, and hes already up to 80 percent occupancy for November. Jesse Brisson of Gulf-Bay Realty said his vacation compared with September last year, and October reservations appear ahead of last years pace. Its not slowing down much and were getting a lot The tourism boom is happening in spite of the weak national economy, Brisson observed. Its odd, but the economy does not seem to have much affect on the Island. Business has been great and Anna Maria Island itself is the attraction, said David Teitelbaum of the Tradewinds, Seaside and Tortuga resorts in Bradenton Beach. We offer the real old Florida, real rest and relaxCensus details change view of Bradenton BeachAn aerial view of Bradenton Beach, including portions of Ward 3 and Ward Photo: Jack Elka By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter can be scarce. September and August are sleepy months in the citys largest geographic ward, which is generally bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the west, the bay on the east, the center of Second Street North on the south and about Earlier this month, the qualifying period for the Nov. 8 municipal election in Bradenton Beach passed with no Current Commissioner Janie Robertson, who can not run again because of a term limit, repeatedly has raised concerns about a lack of civic involvement from Ward 3, and shes urged consideration of a change in the commission structure. Robertson has suggested either going to an at-large election of commissioners, which is how Anna Maria small wards and one at-large ward. Either change would require a city charter amendment. Robertson and other commissioners also have raised concerns about the number of residents and eligible voters in Ward 3. pied housing in September and August. Much of the ward consists of condominium and resort communities lots of winter-spring residents and vacationers who likely are registered to vote elsewhere. We usually rent the month of September right on three in the parking lot of one condominium development in Ward 3. And its our favorite time because we feel like we have the place to ourselves. I dont know think I Block-by-block or ward population maps for BraCensus suggests a change in population citywide more snowbirds and vacationers than in 2000. 37 percent of the residents over age of 65 and the median age at 58.8. The census count showed 643 households. The 2000 census count put Bradenton Beachs popupercent of them occupied full-time. Of the housing units in the city, more than 700 38 percent are for seasonal or occasional use. ing units in Bradenton Beach. At that time, 45.6 percent were occupied by residents. Citywide, the number of registered voters has If it appears that Bradenton Beachs population decline was not evenly distributed among the citys four wards if Ward 3 lost a higher number than another ward the city likely will have to redraw the districts. That process would be initiated by the city commission and could be handled with the adoption of an ordinance, said city attorney Ricinda Perry. Bradenton Beach election law states that the wards shall be established by ordinance, that each shall contain approximately the same number of residents, and that the mayor and the two commissioners from the oddnumbered wards are elected in odd-numbered years and the two commissioners from the even-numbered wards are elected in even-numbered years. This year, in addition to a lack of a candidate in Ward 3, there is no opposition to Gay Breuler, the incumbent mayor-elect and a former commissioner. For Ward 3, the commission will nominate candidates after Nov. 8. Currently, Perry said, it appears the lack of a candidate in Ward 3 is the result of a lack of interest in running Should the commission wish to look at redistricting no indication to date the city of Bradenton Beach would provide the supervisor of elections our boundaries and ask for them to provide options that would help keep at work on the redistricting process for Manatee County government. The countys District 5 is the largest in land mass and the smallest in population. In 2005, when boundaries were last redrawn, District 5 was expected County redistricting maps should be available later this year. Federal and state districts also are being redrawn.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 9 Click!The Islander welcomes urban legends about Islanders and Island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts New location! 317 Pine Ave., Anna Maria www.emersonshumor.com Sign up online for a commemorative plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. Put your message on the 100-year-old pier during its anniversary year. Order exclusively at:www.islander.org Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further 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 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 Travertine-Marble-Granite-Slate-Terrazzo Restorative Cleaning & Sealing, Stain Removal SPINERGY STONE CARE SOLUTIONS 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! those holes with dirt and native plants. project proceeds, it would mean removing six or seven invasive Australian pines, McKay noted. ing with the donor, or just let the landscape try to recover on its own. If the project does proceed, McKay said commissioners should expect controversy as people are divided on the issue, even though experts have said Australian pines are an invasive species that threatens native plants and trees. The commission consensus was to go forward, but said Commission Chair Chuck Webb. McKay warned again that some people or groups might get offended by the removal of Australian pines, and commissioners and Mayor Mike Selby could expect telephone calls. Commissioner Dale Woodland suggested McKay notify property owners on Cedar and Willow avenues of the possibility of removing some pines from the park and get their reaction. Gulf Park borders the beach access ends of Cedar and Willow avenues. McKay agreed, but said he would get both sides of the issue in the survey. Webb said nothing grows under an Australian pine anyway because it sheds its small limbs and twigs. These pile up on the ground, killing the nutrients in the ground that allow other plants to grow. The pines also block sunlight and topple easily in a hurricane because of their shallow root structure, he said. A number of native Florida trees are better for the city than Australian pines, Webb observed. Webb suggested that McKay also contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to see if any permits are needed to remove those pines seaward of the coastal construction control line. Regardless of permits, the commission was unanimous. Woodland, Jo Ann Mattick, John Quam and Gene Aubry in agreement. Pine controversy In 2004, the DEP issued a notice to Florida municipalities and county governments to remove Australian pines and other invasive species on public property When then-Mayor SueLynn in October 2004 ordered the removal of an Australian pine that was encroaching a North Shore Drive right of way, members of the Stop Taking Our Pines organization presented her with a petiSTOP said then that the issue of removing Australian pines should be decided in a voter referendum, not by the mayor or DEP. Despite the petition, the pines were removed. Local landscape specialist Mike Miller said then that Australian pines were an invasive, non-native species that kill native vegetation and should be removed whenever possible. Miller frequently advises the mayor, public works and the environmental education and enhancement committee on public issues related to trees, plants and landscaping in Anna Maria. PINE TREE REMOVAL Expect Gulf Drive lane closure Sept. 14 The Florida Department of Transportation said the northbound lane of State Road 789 (Gulf Drive) Beach would be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. repair cable in the area. ists are advised to use caution when driving in the area. The DOT also is advising motorists in Anna Maria driving near the boardwalk under construction along the Anna Maria City Pier shoreline to exercise caution when in the area. A DOT press release said the 850-foot boardwalk is open for use, as are the two shelters at the pier entrance, but some construction is still occurring on the south portion of the project and heavy equipment is in use. the DOT said.

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10 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) iSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, Sept. 14 7:45 to 9 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Reservations: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. Friday, Sept. 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Pine Avenue Front Porch Party takes place at businesses on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Saturday, Sept. 17 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island welcomes guest speaker Mark Bryant from Publix at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 10 a.m. to noon Island candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Manatee County and The Islander newspaper at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-729-9248. Monday, Sept. 19 Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will host guest speaker Digna Alvarez, regional director for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelsons N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564. Fee applies. Tuesday, Sept. 20 7 p.m. Sarasota-Manatee American Guild of Organists concert featuring Dwight Thomas at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813. Ongoing: at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400. Beach hosts a sunset party with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. David Dunlops video series Landscapes Through Time, at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789. Off-Island Friday, Sept. 16 5 p.m. Contender Film Series: Frontrunners at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-7464131. Fee applies. Saturday, Sept. 17 9 a.m. Wagon tours through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501 ext. 4605. Fee applies. 11 a.m. Manatee Players Ladies Day Out fashion show and luncheon at IMG Golf and Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies. Wednesday, Sept. 21 10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild meeting with guest performance by Christina Pier at IMG Academies Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-755-7426. Coming Up: Museum. Sept. 24, Cornhole Tournament, Anna Maria Island Community Center. Save the Date: Oct. 14-15, Bayfest, Pine Avenue. Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. Check out Islander Tonis QR code special this week! Scheduling for season The Islander encourages local organizations to submit their fall-winter calendars for events, large and small, to news@ islander.org. Every Third ThursdayYoure invited 5-8 pm, Sept. 15Featured artists: Dustin Cole, Greg Lowman, Jessica DellaTorre, Breslyn Reiber, Lola Love andNautical Nonsense. LIVE ART by Cheeta LIVE MUSIC by Trevor Bystrom12th & East Home On the Beach Island Shopping Center, 5416 Marina Drive. HB 941.778.7440 2710 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach 941.778.1010, toll free 800.206.6293 www.cedarcoveresort.com email: info@cedarcoveresort.com On Beautiful Anna Maria Island AMIP hosts soup contest Anna Maria Island Privateers are looking to Island galleys to raise money for youth and community programs. AMIP is organizing the Bone Soup and Sea Biscuit 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. AMIP is seeking chefs and amateur cooks to compete in a pirate-style bone soup/chili cook-off. Bone soup, according to AMIPs collection of pirate lore, consisted of anything and everything when rations got low. A key ingredient was vinegar, which helped force calcium to dissolve from the bones into the broth. live auction. Admission is a $20 donation. Whitney bank collects for meals on wheels Whitney Bank is collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Manatee operated by Meals on Wheels. Collection barrels are located within the bank lobby 4655.Kiwanis realize BradentonThe Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island welcomed Johnette Isham, executive director of Realize Bradenton, to a recent meeting at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe. Isham spoke about plans to revitalize downtown Bradentons RiverWalk. Pictured are Kiwanis president Sandy Haas-Martens and Isham. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ralph Bassett

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 11 Island happenings 8102 Cortez Rd. W. We Restore Water-Resistant and Dive Watches to Factory Specifications Water Resistant $ 69 95 Diver $89 95 10% OFF 8102 Cortez Rd. W. 8102 Cortez Rd. W. 8102 Cortez Rd. W. WITH AD, EXPIRES 10-05-11 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today $ 1 8 $ 7 6 Also available in 14K gold Prices subject to change H A NDCRA FTED WISH BONE EARRINGS S terling S ilver Church organ concert to help local re ghterAnd baby makes 3Siblings Sela, 10, and Jack, 20 months, welcome baby Jesse, old, to the family of Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino and Mauri Greenberg. Introducing baby Zo Lauren and Colin Bourgoing welcomed baby Zo Newhart Bourgoing to the world 20 inches long. The Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, The concert will feature Dwight Thomas, organist and choirmaster of St. Peters Episcopal Cathedral in St. Petersburg and former performer on the Roaring 20s Pizza and Pipes Wurlitzer theater organ in Ellenton. Thomas will play on the churchs newly installed organ the old original Wicks pipe organ enhanced with a new Allen digital organ to create a state-of-the-art instrument that church organist David Stasney said looks good and sounds great. The concert is free, but a good will donation will be appreciated. All funds donated will be given to the to his full-time job with the West Coast Southern Ambudren and a baby. CAN collects personal milestones The American Cancer Societys Cancer Action Network, which supports laws and policies to help with an invitation to people to share their milestones. CAN is asking people to share stories of hope and promise that cancer research has given them. Milestones are any goals a person with cancer wants to achieve as well as the events that have been realized thanks to cancer research. CAN is collecting these written stories in a book that will be presented soon to U.S. Sens. Mark Rubio and Bill Nelson. CAN representatives will be at Publix Super stones. Beach, through Sept. 24. For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at

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12 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. Backer Fellowship follows Sunday 9:30 service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday Song Service 5 PM Streetlife IMPACT Replacement Windows/Doors WEATHERSIDE LLCSince 1949 ~ 26 years on AMI 941.730.5045 CBC 125314531 Weatherside is here for you in all kinds of weather! Dejon Construction Inc. State Certi ed Contractor # CBC1250734, #HI1327 522 37th St. W. Bradenton INSURED, STATE CERTIFIED 941.749.0778C 941.737.7107 F 941.749.5750 Jgarr80067@aol.comHonest and Dependable John Garrity, President All Phases of Construction from New to Renovations and Additions. Home, 4 Point & Wind Mitigation Inspections HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPPLY We supply all your irrigation needs. Original Location Open to the Public:8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304 We carry Solar-powered rain barrel pump systems CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Island police blotterAnna Maria ing on a private deck at a rental home. MCSO responded to a residence where a disturbance was taking place involving at least three people. One was arrested for pushing another. tic disturbance. The MCSO responded to a report of an argument between a man and a woman. Both said the incident did not get physical. MCSO reported the theft of a kayak left in a back yard by a canal. Bradenton Beach derly conduct. A Bradenton Beach Police Department at Coquina Beach. Cortez domestic disturbance. The MCSO responded to a complaint of a domestic disturbance involving a man and a woman. Neither wanted to pursue charges. Holmes Beach 28-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on an out-ofcounty warrant. a 44-year-old motorist for passing another vehicle on the right side. The woman was arrested for driving without a license, a misdemeanor. his girlfriend and then littering their front yard with gar bage. Beach. from an unlocked van parked in a driveway. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO. dispatched to the beach parking lot where anonymous him to explain what had happened. angry and yelling profanity, according to the report. With numerous witness statements, the officer arrested a 24-year-old man from Sarasota, a 22-year-old man from Port Charlotte and a 23-year-old man from North Port. COQUINA P A TROLAnna Maria $2.8m lot purchase moving on fast trackBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Looking to close the deal on Anna Marias $2.8 million purchase of the six vacant lots across from the city pier on Sept. 22, commissioners Sept. 8 unanimously approved a number of resolutions needed to proceed. Commissioners agreed by resolution that Branch Banking and Trust could transfer the purchase bond, and authorized the mayor, city clerk and treasurer to sign the purchase agreement and mortgage documents. Commis sioners also approved a resolution that the city is authoThe agreement with BB&T calls for interest-only by a 20-year amortized loan at 4 percent annual interest that will cost the city about $200,000 annually. If the loan goes the full 20 years, the city would pay about $4.8 million for the property. City attorney Jim Dye said the resolutions were needed to satisfy the title insurance company that Anna Maria can afford to buy the property under the BB&T rates and conditions. All the number-crunching to this point says the city Commissioners also unanimously approved a resolution from Commissioner Dale Woodland to form a public/ ments. Dye said the city is allowed to raise funds for public purposes. Woodland said a successful partnership will allow the city to pay the loan off early and consider ably reduce the total cost. City planner Alan Garrett, however, said a comprehensive-plan amendment is required if the city enters into a public-private fundraising partnership for the property. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick added that if the city wants to qualify for grants to add improvements on the property, the land should be rezoned to a public use. Dye suggested the city decide the use of the property while he prepares the comp-plan amendment. What goes he plans to bring a number of land-use amendments to the commission in the near future. Commissioners agreed by resolution to create a sixmember committee headed by Mattick to prepare a list preferred uses of the property for the commission. Mattick said she is aware of a grant offered by the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and a large transportation enhancement grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. While the estuary funding might not require the property usage, Mattick said the DOT would need to know the land-use designation and what the city plans to construct there or how it will be used.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 13 By Diana Bogan Islander Reporter Welch artist John Allinson found a permanent home for himself and his art on Anna Maria Island. The British transplant who exhibits work in Key West and Fort Lauderdale galleries, wandered onto the Island for the Allinson and wife Mair have spent the past five Christmas holidays vacationing at the Rod & Reel Motel. Now that Mair has retired from her midwifery pracThis is a lovely community and it has been easy to John Allinson says that back in the U.K., he earned quently seen lying on a street while painting a wall. Painting murals is something he loves to do, and at age 69 hes still willing to climb scaffolding to create a work of art. The only challenge at his age, he says, is perhaps he Its an ongoing passion, and I dont want to stop was completed Sept. 8 and hangs on the peaked entrance above Fins, the adjoining bar. dolphin and manatees painted with acrylics on 3/4-inch plywood. The mural was painted on four panels and var nished with a sealant to protect it from weather. The mural will be lighted at night. I cant wait to Underwater scenes are second nature to Allinson. It The process is slower for him, and its the process of painting he enjoys. The whole point of painting is that when youre doing it youre pouring yourself into it. Im only a painter its a piece of merchandise and Im just a guy trying to Stateside, Allinson has painted large canvases at the Muralist John Allinson was commissioned by Martini ville restaurant to create an underwater-themed mural to hang above the entry to the restaurants bar, Fins. Allinson is pictured with two of the panels in the mural prior to the installation. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy at the Central School of Art in London, as an illustrator and graphic designer in North Africa, and raising funds ing through Europe working just about any job he could never know what Im going to do next. But all of that life experience comes into ones work doesnt it? And I truly do have a lot to draw from. Life has two driving forces: passion and compasand if you get to a point where it hurts, then you have a right to try to be creative about it. Something in there has Allinson gets up early in the morning to get started the evening, breaking for lunch with his wife. In the evenings he can be found on the Anna Maria City Pier enjoying a beer and socializing. Ive met a lot of Vietnam vets in my age group, and I was in the Army. Theyre a bunch of marvelous, ancient hippies who havent forgotten where they came from. Its said Allinson.Martiniville stirred by mural artist Studio hosts artists celebration The Pine Avenue Porch Party, which takes place on the Anna Maria main street the third Fridays of each At the Studio at Gulf and Pine, the celebrating will include demonstrations by artists Mary DuCharme and Dee Pastorious, music by students of popular performer/music teacher Koko Ray and visits with local artists featured in the September exhibit. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Dozens of Anna Maria Island art River Valley, as well as the south of France. They took these excursions and will take two more this month without ever leaving the four-walled media room Drive, Anna Maria. From late June through September, the Studio screened Landscapes Through instructional series about art, history, travel, science and philosophy. The program takes viewRiver Valley in New York. On Thursday mornings at the Studio, each 30-minute episode which ends with the engaging host Dunlop was followed by discussion among the viewers. Rhea Chiles, an artist and the founder/owner of the Studio, said sharing Dunlops series with a group that began with eight people and expanded to more than 30 as the summer progressed had a profound impact. When we started, I didnt know whether anybody it. They love it. The quality of the presentation is topbond that developed among the participants is very spe The group includes local artists, many of them shown in Island galleries and members of arts groups, as well as art enthusiasts. The group began small, but participants brought friends who brought friends. also because of what participants learned, Chiles said. perception, emotion, luminosity, mystery, putting feel Chiles said there is an over-riding message to the artist: You dont end up saying, Did I get it? You say, Some participants in the free program, including Chiles, are exhibiting their work this month at the Studio with the help of Studio manager Tommy Fagen. A celebration with the artists, coincid ing with the Pine Avenue Front Porch Party and featuring student musicians and local artist demonstrations, will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. Screening the Landscapes Through Studio plans to host another program in October, an exploration from Monet to tell. Additionally, Chiles said shed like to bring Dunlop to Anna Maria Island. she said. Dunlop is by far the most incredible Ive ever ABOVE: A discussion on landscape painting at the Studio at Gulf and Pine. The session artists are partici pating in a show at the gallery. Tommy Fagen and Rhea Chiles of the Studio at Gulf and Pine. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Island studio hosts excursions to shore to Fins on Holmes Boulevard.

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14 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww .DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW .ISLANDER .ORG VISIT ORS MA Y BE LOOKING FOR Y OU !Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the year s best community newspaper! More than 18 years of ser vice to the Island community and readers are still ocking to The Islander Call T oni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. T H E B E S T N E W S S I N C E 1 992 THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 10 We Know the W ay to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ES TA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 1 1am 1pm FriSat 1 1amam Sun 1 1am 1pm B4 Come watch the games on our 52-inch high def TVs!Voted best Bar & Grille! NfL Sunday TicketGreat lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www .slimsplaceami.com Larry Stokes8:30-? Friday Sept 16 Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free Frozen Y ogurt & SorbetCELEBRA TING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecr eam.com 11904 Cor tez GOURMET ICE CREAM OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Now Ser ving Fresh-Brewed Coffee! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREA T BURGERS VOTED #1Seasonal Hours: Monday 11-7, T ue-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sun 11-9 941-778-7769 B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look f or the b lue b utton to order photos and full-page repr intsshop photos online at www .islander .org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF Y OU MENTION THIS AD! A2 Ser ving L unch & Dinner LIVE ENTER T AINMENT SA T ~ SEPT 17 ~ TROPIX SUN ~ SEPT 18 ~ TROPIX FRI ~ SEPT 23 ~ MICHAEL MAC SA T ~ SEPT 24 ~ BODIE VALDEZ SUN ~ SEPT 25 ~ TERR Y HELM T ues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 D 6 www B-8 1/2 PRICE Early Bird 4-5:30 VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES! Denzel W ashington said: Gr eat FoodCaribbean Grill SINCE 1999 Customer Recommended RestaurantGrilled Jerk Chicken Mango Macadamia-Encrusted Gr ouper with purchase of 2 regular priced dinner entreesOf fer good Sunday-Thursday only Not good with any other special or discounts. Must present coupon on arrival. EXPIRES 09-28-1 1BUY 1 ENTREE+2 BEVERAGES, GET 2ND ENTREE HALF OFF Must present coupon. Half of f EARL Y/LA TE BIRD entree of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other coupon or discount. COUPON EXPIRES 09-28-1 1

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 15 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww .DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW .ISLANDER .ORG VISIT ORS MA Y BE LOOKING FOR Y OU !Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the year s best community newspaper! More than 18 years of ser vice to the Island community and readers are still ocking to The Islander Call T oni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. T H E B E S T N E W S S I N C E 1 992 THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 10 We Know the W ay to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ES TA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 1 1am 1pm FriSat 1 1amam Sun 1 1am 1pm B4 Come watch the games on our 52-inch high def TVs!Voted best Bar & Grille! NfL Sunday TicketGreat lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www .slimsplaceami.com Larry Stokes8:30-? Friday Sept 16 Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free Frozen Y ogurt & SorbetCELEBRA TING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecr eam.com 11904 Cor tez GOURMET ICE CREAM OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Now Ser ving Fresh-Brewed Coffee! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREA T BURGERS VOTED #1Seasonal Hours: Monday 11-7, T ue-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sun 11-9 941-778-7769 B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look f or the b lue b utton to order photos and full-page repr intsshop photos online at www .islander .org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF Y OU MENTION THIS AD! A2 Ser ving L unch & Dinner LIVE ENTER T AINMENT SA T ~ SEPT 17 ~ TROPIX SUN ~ SEPT 18 ~ TROPIX FRI ~ SEPT 23 ~ MICHAEL MAC SA T ~ SEPT 24 ~ BODIE VALDEZ SUN ~ SEPT 25 ~ TERR Y HELM T ues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 D 6 www B-8 1/2 PRICE Early Bird 4-5:30 VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES! Denzel W ashington said: Gr eat FoodCaribbean Grill SINCE 1999 Customer Recommended RestaurantGrilled Jerk Chicken Mango Macadamia-Encrusted Gr ouper with purchase of 2 regular priced dinner entreesOf fer good Sunday-Thursday only Not good with any other special or discounts. Must present coupon on arrival. EXPIRES 09-28-1 1BUY 1 ENTREE+2 BEVERAGES, GET 2ND ENTREE HALF OFF Must present coupon. Half of f EARL Y/LA TE BIRD entree of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other coupon or discount. COUPON EXPIRES 09-28-1 1

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16 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Whats up at BSB? Monday, Sept. 19 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Yogurt, Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Baby Carrots with Dip, Pears. Tuesday, Sept. 20 Breakfast: Sausage and Cheese Bagel, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Tacos, Quesadilla, Spanish Rice, Mandarin Oranges. Wednesday, Sept. 21 Breakfast: Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Fries, Broccoli, Strawberry Cup. Thursday, Sept. 22 Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Hot Dog, Pretzel with Cheese, Coleslaw, Green Beans, Fruit Smoothie. Friday, Sept. 23 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, Fish Tenders, Sweet Potato Fries, Corn, Applesauce, Belly Bears. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AME calendar Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings: Fall Festival planning kick-off meeting, cafeteria. media center. www.MikeSalesSings.com call for availability: 941.448.5798 Look for me on iTunes! www.MikeSalesSings.com COME SEE ME! 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 at the Aug. 20 commencement at Argosy University in Sarasota. Redeker earned a doctorate in instructional leadership. Her career path may lead to teaching at the university level, but Redeker says she is happy teachCourtesy Kit and Dale Redeker Checking out store stockSecond-grader Emma Nebra admires items in the Anna Maria Elementary School store before making a purchase. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love Invite to peace celebrationArt created by international students based on the ideal that peace may prevail on Earth will be displayed at Anna Maria Elementary School during its Peace Day celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. The public is invited to the event. The art display was provided by Peace Pals International and will be a permanent part of the schools collection. Image by Risang Dewandaru Samodro, Indonesia, age 8.New shopperAME fourth-grader Noah Fischer welcomes kinderoperated by the Parent-Teacher Organization and located in the schools red caboose. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. and this year is managed by parent-volunteer Stephanie Fischer.

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18 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Nesting by the numbers As of Sept. 9, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting: Number of hatchlings to the sea: 7,436 Number of nests washed out in rain, surf: 6 Read The Islander each week to follow developments during nesting season. 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 119 Turn at 119 WE HAVE LIVE BLUE CRABS! 119 th Turn at 119 th MENTION THIS AD FOR 10% OFF THRU SEPT. 28 Green turtle nest hatches on time Trolley Stop 15 located at the courtyard5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach (941) 779-1000Open Late Over 21 after 9pmTiki Bar & Grill $1 Beers! 11:30am-3pm DailyNOW OPEN SUNDAYSFood all Day Everyday16 TV SCREENSREADY FOR THE FOOTBALL NFL Package & College Game Day English Premier League Soccer By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A green turtle nest a rarity for Anna Maria Island Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch said the nest was The nest was relocated the beach at Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach because of renourishment work taking place on Coquina Beach. More recently, AMITW set up a cage at the nest because of concerns for lighting issues at a nearby home. disoriented the hatchlings. Not only are we watching this nest, but the whole tive director Suzi Fox said last week. protected nest. AMITW planned to release the hatchlings at dusk The only other known green turtle nest on Anna after the turtle crawled ashore twice and took an arduous trek through an obstacle course of beach furniture, according to Islander archives. The green turtle is an endangered species, protected by federal and state law, as well as international accords. The much larger loggerhead is the sea turtle most likely to nest on Anna Maria Island beaches.FWC proposes protection for some sharks The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said last week it would propose adding four more public hearing in Key Largo in November. The additional shark species to go on the FWC nosmooth hammerheads and tiger sharks. Research indicates that scalloped hammerheads are tinue normal population levels, an FWC press release said. It also indicated the three other shark species also are suffering population declines. work with stakeholders and anglers to develop an educaThe staff also was directed to explore a trophy tag anglers to harvest a shark for record purposes. two-sharks-per-vessel daily bag limit for all recreational FWC Chair Kathy Barco said the FWC is comrealizes sharks are critical to the sustainability of our marine ecosystem. The additional protections we are proposing would help preserve Floridas valuable marine bring the number of sharks banned from harvest to 25, including lemon sharks, which were added in 2009. in Florida waters altogether. In June, several Anna Maria residents proposed shark the city pier, and requested that chumming for sharks be prohibited. The proposal came after the residents saw a picture in The Islander of a bullhead shark that was caught at the R&R Pier. That shark was released unharmed. After the November hearing in Key Largo, the FWC will meet and formally adopt new regulations.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 19 By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Glenn and Claudia Wiseman no longer correct papers, assign lessons or award grades. But the retired educators continue to teach. The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitor volunteers teach mostly on the beach, leading tours to loggerhead sea turtle nests where their students learn about the protected species. Sometimes the Wisemans also return to the classroom, where they lead school children in lessons about loggerhead nesting habitat, migration patterns and life cycles. Until this year, the two taught in AMITWs education program during their brief summer breaks from Michigan, where Glenn Wiseman was a special education teacher and Claudia Wiseman worked in a middle school. Their pending arrival to Anna Maria Island often was announced by AMITW executive director Suzi Fox as Wiseman. And, in addition to expanding AMITWs education program with other volunteers and Fox, the Wisemans became coordinators of AMITW section seven, as well and updating its website. Facebook, said Claudia Wiseman, is proving to be The Wisemans became involved in AMITW about events they now lead. Wiseman said. Tom Buehler and wife Sabine led the talk, then recruited and mentored the Michiganders. Purchase pier planks: www.islander.org 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? 3007 Gulf Drive Holmes BeachLunch and Dinner T ake-out, To o WINNER OF TRAVELOCITY TO P INSIDER SPOT IN USA FOR 2007THE BEST RIBS VEGET ARIAN DISHES INDIAN SPECIAL TIESOPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK941.778.6614 Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel ALL-YOU-Can-Eat Buffet 4-9 Thursday-Sunday Adults $19.99, under age 10 $10.99Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (BAR ONLY) Thursday-Friday Free Appetizer with purchase of Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees (With this ad, excluding sandwiches, salads, all-u-can-eat specials and lighter fare menu.) NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. EXPIRES SEPT. 21, 2011 SUMMER HOURS 11:30-9:30 THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY. 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! PLUS STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES!Weddings, too! AMITW volunteers teach on the beachGlenn Wiseman of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring talks with a group on the beach about loggerhead sea turtles. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff For years after, the Wisemans served as AMITW substitutes, helping out when regular walkers ailed or took a vacation, as well as with such night-time duties as responding to hatchling disorientations, which usually are of the Gulf of Mexico. When they give their turtle talks, the Wisemans make sure to talk about keeping lights out along the beach and furniture off the shore during nesting season. It seems now that there is more public awareness dia Wiseman added, noting that some are seeing a nest In addition to the turtle talks on the beach, the Wisemans are part of the AMITW team educating Island businesses and condominium associations about turtlefriendly operations. Several Island resorts the Umbrella Beach, Via Roma and Resort 66 have become so involved that they host AMITW presentations for guests, as well as send guests to the turtle talks on the beach. The Wisemans might have a crowd of 50 people who meet on a Wednesday morning at Manatee Public Beach for the talks. But sometimes the audience can be as large as 200 people. In the fall and winter, the Wisemans lead more institutional programs, talking with church groups, classes and clubs about loggerheads. Last week, the couple and graders to the beach for a nest excavation, and this week the AMITW teaching team went to AME to talk about loggerhead migration patterns. We wondered when we retired whether we were also volunteers at Wildlife Inc. in Bradenton Beach. The turtle teachers, over the years, have amassed a knowledge of loggerheads to answer many questions: Their answers often surprise their students, especially survive. The Wisemans also have their own questions left to answer about their subject. Perhaps theres homework for the teachers in the off-season. Claudia Wiseman of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring discusses the life of a loggerhead with a crowd assembled for a nest excavation in Bradenton Beach.

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Next up is the opening event, an all-day jamboree gets started at 9:30 a.m. at the center with a series of the regular schedule, which gets under way Monday, What the jamboree does for the players preparing for soccer season, Spirit Week does for the fans. Team supporters are encouraged all week to come out dressed The center will have judges taking copious notes on the levels of enthusiasm generated, although Spirit Week winners wont be announced until the end-of-season awards ceremony. The season is looking strong with a record number of participants. The 4-5 and 6-7 age instructional divisions have a combined eight teams, while Division III two teams, but they round out the leagues 22 teams, not including the adult coed division. Look for weekly featured games and game recaps in the Islander sports section throughout the season. Horseshoe news pits. Tim Sofran and Larry Livrago drew the bye into the The finals was an exciting match that saw DisbrowMoore again win a close match, defeating Sofran-Livrago The Sept. 7 horseshoe games saw the team of Norm with three pool-play wins. The Disbrow brothers, Jerry place honors. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Prize, surprise catchAlex Garcia was somewhat surprised to catch this lateseason tarpon, his on the shore at Bean Point in Anna Maria. at about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and was released. Alex and his parents, Joan and Al Garcia, are from Tampa and own a home on the Island. Bradenton Beach P&Z delays dock proposalBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A Bradenton Beach commission review of an appli cation for a residents replacement dock on Sarasota Bay will share a calendar month with Thanksgiving rather than Labor Day. The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board recently continued a hearing on the request for a special It was the third continuation of the hearing. Two of the delays were due to the planning board lacking complete information from the applicant. The request is for two special exceptions from 500 Bay Drive S. to build a private dock that exceeds the 65-foot length limit in the citys land-development code. mean high-water line and the overall size would be 777 square feet. The planning board has recommended such requests in the past without much debate or discussion. The extensions have been required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which wants the replacement docks to extend beyond beds of seagrasses. As we do a better job of cleaning up Sarasota longer dock. property owner, raised questions about navigability at an Aug. 23 meeting that led to a continuation to Aug. 30. Boaters and residents in the area from Longboat Pass north to about Fifth Street South have requested a survey of what seems to be an unmarked, nearshore channel. Both city and county commissioners have endorsed such a survey. One resident-boater, Greg Watkins, attended the Aug. 23 meeting to ask whether boats will be able to get around the proposed dock, as well as whether the structure is dent I can demonstrate to you guys there is plenty of room that information before they resumed the hearing. They also requested a copy of the DEP permit for the dock, which was not included in their initial information packet. When the board met again Aug. 30, the DEP permit graphical error, but the planning board members seemed survey until the meeting began. Chair Rick Bisio did not attend the meeting, but sent a statement recommending a continuation because the board had not received the requested surveys at least Vice Chair Jo Ann Meilner said, I dont feel that we have enough time to look at this. We need more than Planning board member Bill Shearon, who has vision challenges, noted that he could not read the document and participate in the review if it continued. I dont think common courtesy has been given to motion to recommend against the application, but that died for lack of a second. Then board member Pat Whitesel made a motion, which was seconded, to continue the meeting to the next denial of the application than delay the hearing until midNovember. With a denial, he could take the issue to the city commission at its mid-September meeting. The board, however, approved the continuation to November.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 21 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. Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Sep. 14 12:54 2.4 2:00 2.1 7:26 0.5 7:18 1.1 Sep. 15 1:14 2.5 2:39 2.0 8:04 0.4 7:38 1.3 Sep. 16 1:39 2.5 3:23 1.9 8:45 0.4 7:59 1.3 Sep. 17 2:09 2.6 4:18 1.7 9:33 0.4 8:21 1.4 Sep. 18 2:46 2.6 5:35 1.6 10:32 0.5 8:42 1.5 Sep. 19 3:31 2.6 11:43 0.5 Sep. 20 4:30 2.5 1:04p 0.5 3rd Sep. 21 5:49 2.4 10:16 1.7 2:17p 0.5 AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com END OF SUMMER BLOW-OUTMultiple Discount Offers thru September!Combine two (2) or more rentals for added SAVINGS! Special 5pm-Sunset rentals rates. $AVE! FREE Fishing Pole Rentals with Pontoon or CraigCat (up to 3) CALL for DETAILS941-538-4290*offers can not be combined*Located at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez www.h2owatersportz.com www.h2owatersportz.com Located at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez www.h2owatersportz.com GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter species throughout the day. tently good in deeper potholes and ditches. On the rising tides, trout fishing has been good, although most are undersized. Being able to switch your tactics and target different species is key to achieving nonstop action throughout the day. is working, you just have to move around a bit. Another good example of switching up is taking place at the local piers. Typically early mornings this time of year at the Anna Maria City Pier are good for Spanish mackerel. As the sun gets higher in the sky and the mackerel bite turns off, youll notice that the pier snapper. Again, being aware of your options can turn a When youre having a tough day on the water, dont forget to consider all your options. Look at the conditions, tides and water quality. Figure out what species are best Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier says due to wind week. The few hes seen are catching mangrove snapJonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of Sarasota Bay and Anna Maria Sound. Fishers stalking these schools are using weedless gold spoons or top-water are catching small flounder, ladyfish and lizardfish. and pilings are the best places to begin your hunt. Reports of Spanish mackerel are coming in daily. Keyes. Fishers using Clark spoons trailed behind a popping cork have been getting quick results. sea trout are being caught in the canals of Bimini Bay your best bet to target the spotted sea trout. Live shrimp or live shiners free-lined on the outskirts of the light can be an effective way to hook trout in numbers. If you do Fish quietly so you dont wake up the neighborhood, and no bright spotlights. Sister keys in Sarasota Bay. Live shiners under a cork or free-lined shiners are techniques Johnston is using to The tail ends of the tides whether incoming or outgoing are the best time to catch trout. shot placed a foot above your hook is usually enough to get your bait in the strike zone. Again, live shiners are Johnstons bait of choice. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is workoyster bars and mangrove islands are all ideal spots to don, Gross came across a school of bull reds. The biggest We drifted up to a pothole with a school of mullet in the schools of Spanish sardines gather. Free-lining live to get a hook up. Mangrove snapper are still on the menu for Gross charters. Try any of the small structures in lower Tampa Live shiners free-lined to shallow-water structures are producing success. when the tide is low, I like using live shiners in the deeper water plugs well into the late morning. The top-water head, so hitting a top-water plug is extremely visual. The average number of 25 per day. Its been tough to catch a For catch-and-release action, Girle says hes seeing in the bay. You can target these little sharks with both Moving offshore, Girle is still catching juvenile red looking to bring home dinner. Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says the Spanish mackerel both species are gorging themselves on bait balls as they schools of jacks are so voracious, that you can hear them Catch-and-release gag grouper action is consistently good. Keeper-size fish are being hooked on Medley. But Im sure theyll stop when the season Capt. Rick Gross, wife Kelly and son Brandon had USCGA offers safe-boating 85 are offering a boating-safety program at 8 a.m. All materials are included in the $35 course fee. ton.

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22 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Obituaries Sign up now for golf The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com scholarship program. The tournament will be held at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Foursomes are welcome and singles will be paired for the scramble format tournament, which will be followed by a banquet, auction, awards and prizes. organizers warn that last years tournament was a sell out. The tournament is open to anyone and entry an entry faxed or e-mailed. SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-677-2678RE Domey service planned 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, and used her talents and sign business to help promote the Privateers. this week that the Privateers will host a memorial beach Gulfside at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. They plan a sunset farewell celebration at sunset at the waters edge. planning an appropriate sendoff for Splash in keeping with our pirate roots and the pirate way of doing things. suggested folks bring a covered dish to share, wear bathOpen house at 12th and East regular open house Party in the Plaza monthly on the third Thursday at the Island Shopping Center, and theyre hoping other merchants in the center will join This month they have a number of featured local art ists attending and live music and performance art from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Featured artists are Dustin Cole, Greg Lowman, Jessica DellaTorre, Breslyn Reiber, Lola Love and Nautical Nonsense. Live art will be provided by Cheeta, while live music will be from the guitar of Trevor Bystrom. Beach Bums expands Beach Bums beach and water-sports equipment rentals, 427 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, is offering paddleboards for use in the waters of Anna Maria Island. In addition to paddleboards, the store rents bicycles, golf carts, surreys and kayaks, among other items. Beach Bums is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Chamber breakfast alert The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Sunrise Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the breakfast is $8 and members are requested to bring a guest. New to the chamber The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following new members: McBeach. denton, Bradley Anderson. Murphy. Amanda Escobio. Maria, Nancy Lee. Andrea Spring. Louis Mardel. Bradenton, Robert Glenn. Sarasota, Judy Vobroucek. Bradenton, Christine Olson. Ralph Morgan. Realty raves has named Robert St. Jean as its top listing agent for August, while Jesse Brisson garnered the top sales honor. denton Beach, and 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, has named Jerry Cunningham as its top listing agent at ford received the award. Mediterranean holidaySusan and Len Tabicman of Holmes Beach visit Mdina, the old capitol of Malta, an island in the Mediterra nean. The couple also vacationed on the island of Gozo to celebrate an anniversary. Sifting sandA renourishment crew removes rock from sand that was pumped to Coquina Beach earlier this year. The renour ishment project in April built up the beach at Coquina as well as a small sec tion in Anna Maria. Now the contrac tor is removing rock from the sand pumped to Coquina. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 23 Community notices, events Attention community organization representa tives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Please, remember to include complete contact information, including a name, phone number and e-mail. 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 buildable lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. Bike to beach. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941773-3966. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach MID-CENTURY MODERNUpdated, 4BR/2BA, new kitchen, new ooring, fresh paint. No deed restrictions. $124,900. Call Lori Skaggs, PENDINGappreciate someone who believes in talking straight, give me a call today. Find out why Big Fish Real Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present. Photos are welcome. Paid The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated. terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 759 North Shore DriveBig beach back yard is the highlight of this adorable beach cottage with garage. $1,420,000 518 72nd StreetCanalfront and beautifully maintained! This home was under contract within one week! $459,000 SOLD! SALE PENDING 891 North Shore DriveExquisite bay views and $50K-plus rental history make this 3br/2ba a must see! $894,999 REDUCED 223 North HarborEnchanting views from most rooms of this 4br/3.5ba pool home with dock and lift. $1,399,999 Janice Jeanne DiDario of Dunellen, N.J., died Sept. 2. & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel of Bradenton. There was no service. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell the n, www.heart.or g. Online condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral. com. Mrs. DiDario is survived by her husband of 29 years, Joseph; son Michael Bogdan of Sarasota; daughter Denise Beach; and grandson Kevin.Richard L. Dick Dotterweich burgh, and then resided in Lakeland, before settling per U.S. Marine Corps and received training in mine demolition and helicopter supThroughout his working career, he was a model builder, piping designer, estimator and project manager. tion companies. A pinnacle for him was getting the bid many special hobbies and activities, including street rods, humor allowed him to make many friends. A celebration of life will be announced later. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Societ y www.mooseheart. or g was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dotterweich is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anita; mother Elizabeth; brother Gary and wife Chris of Pittsburgh; aunt Marlene Miller and husband Bill of Tampa, and numerous other family members and friends. James W. Hooky Hall Brian James Harris Depot. in Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Carlton; and brothers Pat of Arkansas and Dan of Indi ana.Barbara A. Murphy Joseph Maine. She attended St. Athanasius in Mexico, Maine, and Simmons College, Chamberlain School of Retailing, Kenneth Jens Lohn Kenneth Jens Lohn, 77, of Bradenton, formerly of Mr. Lohn served on the Bradenton Beach Board of Adjustment and chaired the board for four years. Bradenton. of Bradenton Beach; a son; step-daughters Vina of Sarasota, Vera of Gainesville, Vania of Orlando, and Vicki of Tampa; one sister; and eight grandchildren.Carol A. Rothenberger Island and formerly of Allentown, Pa., died Sept. 5. She fought a courageous eight-year battle with having a successful career with Leggs and then State Farm Insurance for 30 years. She retired in 2008 and moved from Bloomington, Ill., to Florida to enjoy her granddaughters. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Otis; wife Tina of Atlanta and Christopher and wife Magda of Emmaus; sisters-in-law Joyce of Kutztown and Jeanne Kushinsky of Metuchen, N.J.; four granddaughters; and Obituaries Staten Island, and was an original member of the Anna Maria City Pier Regulars. Department where he achieved the rank of lieutenant. There will be no services in accordance with his wishes. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.co m. Arrangements were ton. of St. Augustine and Janet Martens of Bradenton, and lines before devoting her life to raising her six children. She was a member of St. Peter Divine Mercy Parish. arrangements. Mrs. Joseph is survived by daughter Lisa and husand his companion Ann Marie Dandeneau of Errol, Kyle, and wife Teresita Ching of Brisbane, Calif., and Linden and wife Ellen of Westerville, Ohio, Todd and wife Joan

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24 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 REAL TO RMarianne Correll T PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Windows & Doors 941-730-5045 LIC#CBC1253145 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 ANSWERS TO SEPT. 14 PUZZLE A R T S L E A F L I K E T S G A R P N E H I L E N A O L I N S H E L T E R G A E L I C W A R N I N G H A V A R T I E L I O T E G A D A R T E S I A N R A S C L A S S I C A C T I O N S U I T E L L H U G O L I E N M L S D E E D R U S T I C B U C K E T S O S A K A A B O M B A L C A N U P F O R U N S E T L A I L A A L I S U M S C A N N E D K I N G L Y R I C E R A T R O D I N C N O T E S P E E F I N E T U N I C P R O N E T O E N T U T I L I Z E D B E E T S P A N S Y L Y C E E I R E S T Z I P I T O R I G I N A L C Y N I C L E V I S O O W I S C O T O E R A M T O P I C O F T H E M O R N I N G A R P A L I M E N T S C E R A G O N N A M A N M A D E G R E A T L Y M Y S T I C P L E A S E D P U T T O S E A L I S T S A D D E R A S S E N T T O O C H S MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY Heres Ernie, a 3-month-old male kitten who loves to play. See how I roll around in this jar? He loves other cats, kids and dogs. 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. Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Available At... Available At... LOST & FOUND Continued LOST: 14-CARAT emerald and diamond ring near Hurricane Hanks Thursday, Sept. 1. 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 FOR SALE: BOAT trailer, EZ loader, 5,000-pound capacity, two bunk, twin axle, $850. Call 941-7782181. HELP WANTED NOW HIRING! SERVERS and cooks. Top $$ for energetic, motivated professional with minimum ve years experience. Must be a team player. Fulltime, a.m.-p.m. Call Chris or Joey, 941-778-5092, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. EXPERIENCED RETAIL SALES associate wanted. Apply with resume in person at The Sea Hagg, 12304 Cortez Road, W. Cortez. 941-7955756. FULL-TIME JOURNALIST WANTED: Seeking new journalism grad or experienced reporter. Work in paradise for the newspaper ranked No. 1 in the state by the Florida Press Association. E-mail letter of interest/resume: news@islander.org SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. 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. More ads = more readers for you. ITEMS FOR SALE ADIRONDACK POLYWOOD OUTDOOR rockers: Two new, turquoise. Originally $300/each. Yours for $150/each. 941-567-5480. 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 386-8675081. 17.5-INCH LCD widescreen at monitor used only six times, $69. 941-914-1105. MOEN LAVATORY POP-up, complete new in box, $10. Frank, 941-761-1415. FLY ROD: HEDDON 8.5 foot, Golden Mark 50 with reel and line, $95. Frank, 941-761-1415. COMPUTER: DELL Optiplex GX240 Windows XP, $90. 941-756-6728. LIFE JACKET FOR kayaking and shing, $45. Used three times, khaki colored, seven pockets. 941-778-3228. 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 classieds@islander.or g, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. 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. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used shing poles and reels to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. LOST & FOUND FOUND: NIKON COOLPIX camera. Claim at: Holmes Beach Police Department, 941-7085804.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 25 AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. 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Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 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. ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, pet CPR-certi ed, references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830 or 941-730-5693. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. CAREGIVER OR SITTER: Sister and brother team, 30 years experience, will do baths, doctor appointments, light housekeeping, shopping, etc. Call Diana, 941-545-7114. COMPANION/CARETAKER: LOVING, compassionate, reliable. I live on Island. References. 941705-0706. 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. 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 grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. 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. 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? 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26 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Island Beach Club: Completely renovated 2br1.5ba Gulffront condo with great views and short walk to restaurants and shopping. Wellmaintained complex with large pool and weekly rentals. Offered at $479,000. Call Dave Moynihan Broker-Associate at 941-720-0089. 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 IMPROVEMENTFOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-2700.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. RENTALSWEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com RENTALS Continued 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. PERICO ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA condo with pool access, carport, and storage. $1,100/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. PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778. THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Island since 1992. 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 amrealty@verizon.net Web site www.annamariareal.com522 68th St., Holmes Beach: AS IS three bedroom, two bath home, under foreclosure, has many possibilities with refurbishment. Deep-water canal, caged pool PLUS 20x25 deck for outdoor entertaining. May add fourth bedroom to provide split bedroom plan and/ or second oor. Asking $460,000. 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.comNORTH END OF ISLAND Spacious, 3 BR/2 BA home on quiet street. Huge lot (almost 1/4 acre) with loads of privacy. Minor updates to make more modern. Plenty of room for pool and outdoor entertaining. Cathedral ceiling in LR, large open deck AND screened porch. 2,994 sq. ft. $575,000. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST 1978 RENTALS Continued FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. $650/month plus electric. beachcondo25@yahoo.com. GREAT LOCATION: ANNUAL rental north end, corner North Shore Drive and Magnolia Avenue. 2BR/1BA duplex, includes washer, dryer room, backyard, clean, new tile oor, fridge and roof. $850/month. 305 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Call 941-812-3745. WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, DOCK, pool, sunroom, laundry, annual seasonal. 941-779-9074 or 703587-4675. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA in Bradenton Beach with ocean views. Near trolley stop and beach. Call Liz, 941-778-2176. WINTER SPECIAL: SENIOR park, 2BR/2BA furnished doublewide. Recreation room, pool, gated. $1,000/month. Sale, $35,000. 2314 14th St., Bradenton. Tropical Palms. 863-688-3524, 863-6081833. E-mail: chickenplucker@webtv.net. SMALL PRIVATE ROOM: North Longboat Key. Washer and dryer, utilities included. $130/week. 941-383-4856. 1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR CONDO. 55-plus, pool, shing pier. $1,600/month for three months, $1,300/month for six months and $1,100/month, annual. 813-681-7229. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA north end Anna Maria. First, last and security required. 941-7957089. HOLMES BEACH 3BR/1.5BA duplex, private lanai, fenced backyard, shared laundry room. Furnished/unfurnished. $1,450/month, small pet OK. First, last, security required. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941778-7244. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.

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Astheworld Terns go shopping. Page 6Art converges. Page 11The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.orgBuchanan visits. Page 11 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org 10 years ago Meetings Opinions Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Triple hookup. Page 21 Streetlife PLEASE SEE PINES, PAGE 9 VOLUME 19, NO. 45 Islander countdown: 8 weeks to 20 years Nov. 9 SEPT. 14, 2011 FREE REMEMBERING 9/11 ON 9/11/11Plan proposed to remove pinesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria public works director George McKay told the city commission he needs direction on a controversial issue and commissioners at their Sept. 8 meeting agreed to take on the matter. They requested a study. An unnamed person apparently wants to renourish Gulf Park on the Gulf of Mexico with native plants as well as remove some Australian pines, and is willing to fund the work. this summer dug several large holes in the park Coquina Beach patrols reducedBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Manatee County plans to reduce its funding for beach law enforcement in Bradenton Beach The reduction is outlined in a memo from the county parks and recreation department to the Bradenton Beach Police Department. The county, wrote parks and recreation directo assist with the expense of providing police services to Coquina and Cortez beaches. reducing its allocation for beach patrols on weekends and holidays, Turner said. As you are aware, Manatee County has had to reduce its operating budgets again for the budget reductions for the parks and recreation department was funding for security services at Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Manatee County contracts with BBPD to Coquina Beach on both the bayfront and Gulf of Mexico. On major holidays, especially during the winter-spring tourist season, the MCSO assigns added security to the beach. Beach disturbance results in arrests in the arrest of three men for disorderly conduct. The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Coquina Beach, according to a ManaGroceries from the Holmes Beach Publix, including these staples, can cost more than from a Publix on the mainland. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinAMI cost of living: Higher pricesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Islanders like to say they live in paraand Visitors Bureau and the Island chamber of commerce go to great lengths to advertise But paradise comes with a cost of living higher than mainland Bradenton. For essential items for daily living, such as groceries, over-the-counter medicines and household products, Islanders pay about 7.5 percent more for goods from the same store than do mainland residents, according to the results of an Islander survey of items sold at Publix, the Islands only grocery store. The prices of the same items surveyed Cortez Road West in Bradenton were, on average, 7.6 percent higher at the Island store. Australian pines in Anna Marias Gulf Park along the Gulf of Mexico may be removed and replaced with native species of trees if a landscaping plan for the park proceeds. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin PLEASE SEE AMI LIVING, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE COQUINA, The government calendar. Page 3 AM returns to celltower options. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Headlines. Page 7 Summer tourism climbs. Page 8 Community announcements, calendar. Page 10 Island police blotter. Page 12 Calendar, menu, more. Page 16 AMITW volunteers teach on the beach. Page 19 Fall soccer season kicks off with spaghetti. Page 20 Expansions, events. Page 22 West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price offers a remembrance during the memorial and concert marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and WMFR in Holmes Beach hosted the event, one of several on the Island. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann Motorcyclists travel Gulf Drive toward Coquina Beach during several on the Island marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorPhoto: Lisa Neff

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2 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER AMI LIVING BEACH BONUS! BEACH BONUS! Anna Marias beautiful beaches have so very much to offer. Now we humbly add a special bonus iPass. iPass is your ticket to exclusive weekly offers from up to 10 Islander advertisers and is yours FREE when you subscribe to The Islander e-edition. iPass even delivers access to restricted-information online including The Islanders valuable archives. Start enjoying your bonus today. Order your online iPass subscription to The Islander. The Islander e-edition is $36 for an entire year! Annual (snail) mail subscriptions are $54. Complete your subscription order at www.islander.org today! Inquiries: 941.778.7978 or www.islander.org.Photo: Jack Elka Ami Islander 05/31/2011Exp. Publix is Anna Maria Islands only supermarket. Some items cost more than at the Publix on Cortez Road West in Bradenton. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin ters in Lakeland declined to comment, but others familiar with the grocery store business said the practice of They know they have the only supermarket on the Island and many people, especially tourists, arent going grocery store executive who requested anonymity. Publix prices are set by corporate headquarters in Lakeland and management knows it has a monopoly on the Island. The store here can charge a bit more than normal without any problem because theres no competition, the former executive said. Publix stores, with a shopping list prepared in advance, the prices found and percentage of increase were:Item Cortez Road AMI Increase 6.5 oz juice $2.59 $2.75 6.6 There was no difference in price between the Island pound, a gallon of Publix milk at $3.89 and Post Raisin at the Island Publix, the total purchase price would have store. The survey used only the base price of items and products on sale were not included. No items were found at the Island Publix with a lower price than the mainland store. Based upon the survey results, a family of four that spends an average of $500 per month on groceries at the Island Publix pays about $456 more annually for its food than a mainland resident shopping at the Publix Cortez store. The Islands two chain pharmacies, CVS and Walgreens, also appear to have higher prices on the Island for some items than at their mainland stores. The two stores also had a price variance between each other for several of the same items. An Islander survey conducted Sept. 7 of the following items at Walgreens Island store and at Walgreens on Cortez Road West found these price differences and percentage of increase:Item Cortez AMI Increase For some survey items, such as Old Spice Aftershave and Gillette Foamy, there was no change in price between the two Walgreens stores. The Island Walgreens and CVS stores offered differing prices on some of the same items in the survey, including:Item Walgreens CVS Old Spice deodorant $2.99 $3.49 Gasoline also was higher on the Island than the mainland when the survey was done. The lowest price for unleaded regular at any of the three Island gas stations was $3.59 per gallon when paying with cash. On the mainland, Racetrack the same day was $3.47 per gallon. live on south Marco Island near Naples. Unleaded regular gas there sold for $3.89 a gallon last week, said south Marco Island resident Valerie Simon. There is only one gas station and one super market on the south end of Marco Island, Simon noted. Residents there who want cheaper gas or groceries paying a lot more for groceries than people on Anna The only super market in her area of Marco Island is Publix. Share your thoughts on the cost of Island living with The Islander. Write news@islander.org, visit the comments page at www.islander.org, or like us on our Facebook page. League, newspaper to host election forum The League of Women Voters of Manatee County and The Islander will host a Beaches CanThe event, with refreshments, will take place

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 3 ZAGATS Surfside Anna Maria Island 941-778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com MeetingsAnna Maria City 6130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach mittee meeting. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach West Manatee Fire Rescue District mission meeting. Of Interest ton. Manatee Ave., Bradenton. TBD. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander. org. Brighter boat rampWork crews from DiverAlabama erected elecneeded for the six lights planned for installation Ramp. The LED lights will improve nighttime safety and operations. and its parking lot are in Holmes Beach, but are maintained by Manatee County. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Sex offender moves to Bradenton Beach offenses involving a minor recently moved from Tampa to Bradenton Beach. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement of Gulf Drive North in late August. The address is listed as temporary by the FDLE. The man was convicted of one count of sexual battery/solicitation of a child, and in the same case convicted of one count of sexual battery/solicitation by an tion, but is still required to report his address to local and state authorities. With the recent departure of two convicted sex offenders from Bradenton Beach, the subject is the only known convicted sex offender living in the city. one in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive and the other in the 600 block of Dundee Lane. No convicted sex offenders are listed in Anna Maria, according to the FDLE website. Two convicted sex offenders live in the Cortez area, including a 72-year-old man residing in the 4400 block and moved to the Cortez address in August. The other convicted sex offender in the Cortez area to the FDLE. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said his department is aware of the recent arrival of a sex been to the address to speak to the man and verify his identity. Information on sex offenders listed with the FDLE at The Islander website, www.islander.org, under community links.

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4 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Congressman addresses issues on AMIU.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan greets the audience at his town hall meeting Sept. 10 at Holmes Beach City Hall, including host Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and wife Phyliss, front row, along with attorney David Miner, foreground, and Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, second row. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy By Bonner Joy U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, orgacated the bulk of the hour-plus meeting to addressing issues with constituents. Buchanan answered questions about fair trade, jobs and business credit, immigration, offshore and Everglades oil drilling, taxes, home and healthcare insurance, social security and Medicare, while avoiding questions about politics and the upcoming presidential campaigns. Then one speaker really got the congressmans attention. Charlie Cawein of Anna Maria challenged Buchanan to do more to resolve the $60 billion-$90 billion cost of Medicare billing fraud. Cawein said he wrote to newspapers detailing his problems with Medicare, as well as U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Buchanan, and only Buchanan responded. Cawein retired from a hospital administrators job in in fraudulent charges on he and his wifes Medicare account. Citing poor results from the Medicare Florida hotline regarding such problems, he suggested Confor $50,000 per year to put an end to Medicare fraud. Medicare crooks are getting paid within 30 days and they then move on, he said. Since Medicare client summaries are delivered quar terly, the crooks have their money before we know about he told Buchanan. Since I have this knowledge, can I help get seniors Buchanan invited Cawein and wife Ruth, a retired nurse, to Washington, D.C., to appear on a hearing panel means committee. The Caweins accepted the invitation. The town hall meeting continued on a mostly high note, with some political posturing by the audience, deftly avoided by Buchanan. many rounds of applause. Buchanan said he would work to have Social Security removed from the budget revenue stream for general funds and to reinstate the lock-box on spending for other expenses. D.C., and acknowledged his efforts will continue on jobs, spending, limiting tax cuts for big business and, with the help of the Caweins, Medicare fraud. In closing, Buchanan said, My focus is, for the next budget amendment. Im going to focus on jobs and the economy. And Im going to do everything I can to work together on a bipartisan basis for Americans and America. Because, as I said earlier on, Im very fortunate, my parents worked in a factory all their life, Im one of six kids. And this countrys given me an incredible opportunity. I want to make sure these same opportunities exist for our kids and grandkids. Weve got to get people back to work and get our REmMEmMBEriRING 9/11 ON 9/11/11 11. The bistro, and many Island restaurants, offered specials terrorist attacks. LEFT: Motorcyclists travel south on Gulf Drive ride. Northbound travelers stopped for the lengthy parade, which began in Bradenton. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Nenita Gollamudi and kids Sheema and Destin get to know Lucky drew more than 250 people. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann Work requires water shut off on Spring The Manatee County Utilities Department Avenue between Gulf Drive and Tarpon Street in Anna Maria. when the MCUD will be lowering a water main. For more information, call James Faulkner at

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 5 2011 ELeE CTIONS 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET NOW HAS AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Now renting paddle boards! Summer Fun Special 10% OFF any rental with this ad! City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217PUBLIC NOTICE Aubry: Cell tower could pay for $2.8m lot purchaseBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry says he has the solution to pay for the citys upcoming $2.8 million acquisition of six vacant lots across from the city pier. commission meeting. Aubry has lobbied for a cell tower in the city since last year, when he said he spent hours trying to make a cell phone call, but the call kept getting dropped. After that incident, he wondered what would happen but couldnt because a cell phone connection was unavailable. Aubry said he was at the Verizon store in Bradenton recently getting a new cell phone and asked the agent why Verizon didnt have a tower in Anna Maria. The response was that Anna Maria wont let us put up a cell tower The citys cell tower ordinance is old and outdated. accommodate numerous carriers. Its time for the city to wake up, said Aubry. The city needs more revenue and a cell tower is a revenue source. According to several wireless experts who made presentations to the Anna Maria Island Community Center in April, the fees to the city for tower space could be get about $72,000 in annual revenue. Anna Maria property owner Stacey Frank, an attorney who owns a company that builds cell towers, said the public school property return about $300,000 annually to each school where a tower is located. Commission Chair Chuck Webb said no company has applied to build a tower, although the ordinance was passed in 2003. Aubry. Webb said it was because cell tower builders dont want a 30-foot flagpole, but something a lot higher. The citys ordinance restricts a cell tower to 30 feet in height. City attorney Jim Dye, however, reminded commissioners they hired cell tower expert Rusty Monroe several months ago to review the citys wireless ordinance and cellular services plan. Monroe told commissioners that cell tower companies wouldnt build in Anna Maria unless they can generate at least $90,000 per month in gross revenues from one tower. Monroes review should be ready for presentation in the near future, Commissioner John Quam said. More on the six-lot purchase, page 12.Election schedule Manatee County and The Islander host the Beaches CanIsland elections.   The Islander hosts Popcorn and Politics for Beach. For more information about the election, go to www. Check our calender for what to do, where to go! File Photo

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6 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Opinion Your Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, diana@islander.org Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Lisa Neff, copy editor, lisaneff@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. 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If you would like to join the conversation, become a fan of to our fan page from www.islander.org.Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. Address letters by e-mail to news@islander.org or comment on matters on The Islander website at www. islander.org.Congrats and thanks Congratulations to Mike and Katie OConnor for OConnor Bowling Challenge. Anna Maria Oyster Bar for an awesome awards party. This event has always had the feeling of an annual Island family reunion where everyone dons bowling shoes and gathers for fun and a wonderful cause. Doo-doo by the dunes I walk our beach daily and pick up bags of trash that visitors leave. I personally do not care to add dog poo to my bag. Any animal not native to our beaches needs to be left at home. on our beaches? Leigh Woolf, Holmes Beach The price to play There is, of course, a price to living in paradise. We all realize real estate taxes are higher on Anna Maria Island than on the mainland. Taxes are higher because properties are valued higher, and, in some cases, too high. But thats another discussion. Youve got to wonder why Publix prices would be higher here, with two stores just miles away. Surely there are more remote areas to deliver to from the warehouses. But when has it not always been so? Time was back in the day well, back in the cers on Anna Maria Island. Most well known as was its cigar-smoking owner Mayor Ernie Cagnina was the IGA store in Anna Maria. The store had the atmosphere you expect being run by family who treated all customers just like family. Its now a coffee/bakery shop and collectibles store. There was a smaller market with a great meat-cutter and friendly atmosphere on Bridge Street, and one just like it in Cortez for a time. store and a Foodway, where respectively Publix and the AMI Chamber of Commerce are today. They were bigger, but no less friendly, and Island Foods sponsored many a Little League team and employed many a youngster. Were the prices fair? There was little to compare, to be honest, and toward the end, before the sale to Publix, the Island Foods store had high prices for some items, while sale items were attractively priced. Even then, writing was on the wall for the independents. We embraced Publix. Theyre clearly not as involved in the community as wed like, mostly because theyre run by folks who dont know our hyper community. Were loath to see friends outdoors in frigid weather ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas, but corporate wont allow that in the lobby, not even in extreme weather. They dont sponsor teams and the management tries, Its corporate. And its friendly. Theres always a friendly greeting and nice folks working in our Publix. Ooops. Our Publix? Of course, we take ownership. We even wish sometimes dont say you heard it here it were a bigger store. Shopping is a pleasure at our Island Publix, just pricey. Thankfully, theres a plethora of really good, local restaurants, priced right, too. And thankfully, we live in paradise.Not-so-fair-weather policy The stormy season is here, and though it does add a little variety, cools the water temperature and sends us comforting, fresh-smelling breezes, it also makes my two favorite shows, impossible to do sometimes. This can be confusing for someone planning to attend or those who are trying to decide where to direct some of their visiting friends and family. mance policy for the Katie Pierola Sunset Picnic on Wednesdays and the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe sunset parties on Fridays: Both shows will go on, every week, unless it is storming at show time. To clarify, sometimes it will rain during the day and sometimes it will be sprinkling at show time, but neither of these will cause me to cancel either of these shows. Rest assured, I will not let you down over a little bit of wind and clouds. I love singing for you. Mike Sales, Anna Maria help the Anna Maria Island Community Center to better meet the needs of our youth sports programs and provide much needed educational equipment at the center. Special thanks to all the sponsors, especially Air & Energy and Duffys Tavern. Please know, in your heart, that you and all the other contributors and volunteers are helping to make a difference for future generations. Thanks again. Pierrette Kelly, Anna Maria Island Community Center

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 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 We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)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 subscriptions@islander.org 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Sept. 14, 2001, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Sept. 4 76 88 0 Sept. 5 78 92 0 Sept. 6 77 88 0.53 Sept. 7 73 86 2.68 Sept. 8 75 86 trace Sept. 9 78 88 0.25 Sept. 10 78 92 0.15 Average area Gulf water temperature 8624-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. ers, volunteers and the Bradenton Beach sanitation county parks maintenance department said crews would to beach access points and the remaining coastline. tower violated the site plan, which had set the height height to accommodate West Manatee Fire Rescue District. WMFR would have to apply for a variance, Dye said, and the city would require a $5,000 deposit. hatchlings to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox after the hatchlings failed to enter the said the hatchlings were disoriented by inshore lights that attracted them away from the Gulf. Fox reported the hatchlings responded to better conditions on Bean Point and entered the water without further problems. 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 SENIOR CUSTOMERS: Learn about new healthcare changes for 2012, as well as your options and choices. FREE information seminar with complimentary coffee and pastries. Rotten Ralphs Bridge Street Pier location at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14. Seating is limited. Call 941.778.1604 to reserve your place. 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! bandstand at the Holmes Beach soccer plete and will be used when events with entertainment, speakers or awards ceremonies take place show is planned for October, said Holmes cial Bob Shaffer. The with administrative funds budgeted for such projects, Shaffer said. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Party pavilion takes shape The two shelters at the entrance to the Anna Maria City Pier are open and the north shelter is in use as the Island Trolley stop. The north and south boardwalks along the pier shoreline also are open. The Florida Department of Transportations boardwalk project is expected Islander Photo: Rick CatlinPier shelters, boardwalk open

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8 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Tourism, resort tax payments climb 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 By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter As resort tax collections have increased, so has tourism, although not at the same rate as collections the past several months, according to monthly tourism reports. Area tourism was up 6.5 percent in June compared with cent from the previous July, according statistics provided to the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman said she expects August tourism to also be above last year. Surprisingly, a number of Island accommodation and rental property owners, managers and agents say September tourism reservations are ahead of last years pace for traditionally the industrys slowest month of the year. Angela Rodocker of BridgeWalk Resort in Bradenton August occupancy was 20 percent ahead of the same owner Jeff Geary said hes booked 90 to 95 percent occupancy for September, and hes already up to 80 percent occupancy for November. Jesse Brisson of Gulf-Bay Realty said his vacation compared with September last year, and October reservations appear ahead of last years pace. Its not slowing down much and were getting a lot The tourism boom is happening in spite of the weak national economy, Brisson observed. Its odd, but the economy does not seem to have much affect on the Island. Business has been great and Anna Maria Island itself is the attraction, said David Teitelbaum of the Tradewinds, Seaside and Tortuga resorts in Bradenton Beach. We offer the real old Florida, real rest and relaxCensus details change view of Bradenton BeachAn aerial view of Bradenton Beach, including portions of Ward 3 and Ward Photo: Jack Elka By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter can be scarce. September and August are sleepy months in the citys largest geographic ward, which is generally bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the west, the bay on the east, the center of Second Street North on the south and about Earlier this month, the qualifying period for the Nov. 8 municipal election in Bradenton Beach passed with no Current Commissioner Janie Robertson, who can not run again because of a term limit, repeatedly has raised concerns about a lack of civic involvement from Ward 3, and shes urged consideration of a change in the commission structure. Robertson has suggested either going to an at-large election of commissioners, which is how Anna Maria small wards and one at-large ward. Either change would require a city charter amendment. Robertson and other commissioners also have raised concerns about the number of residents and eligible voters in Ward 3. pied housing in September and August. Much of the ward consists of condominium and resort communities lots of winter-spring residents and vacationers who likely are registered to vote elsewhere. We usually rent the month of September right on three in the parking lot of one condominium development in Ward 3. And its our favorite time because we feel like we have the place to ourselves. I dont know think I Block-by-block or ward population maps for BraCensus suggests a change in population citywide more snowbirds and vacationers than in 2000. 37 percent of the residents over age of 65 and the median age at 58.8. The census count showed 643 households. The 2000 census count put Bradenton Beachs popupercent of them occupied full-time. Of the housing units in the city, more than 700 38 percent are for seasonal or occasional use. ing units in Bradenton Beach. At that time, 45.6 percent were occupied by residents. Citywide, the number of registered voters has If it appears that Bradenton Beachs population decline was not evenly distributed among the citys four wards if Ward 3 lost a higher number than another ward the city likely will have to redraw the districts. That process would be initiated by the city commission and could be handled with the adoption of an ordinance, said city attorney Ricinda Perry. Bradenton Beach election law states that the wards shall be established by ordinance, that each shall contain approximately the same number of residents, and that the mayor and the two commissioners from the oddnumbered wards are elected in odd-numbered years and the two commissioners from the even-numbered wards are elected in even-numbered years. This year, in addition to a lack of a candidate in Ward 3, there is no opposition to Gay Breuler, the incumbent mayor-elect and a former commissioner. For Ward 3, the commission will nominate candidates after Nov. 8. Currently, Perry said, it appears the lack of a candidate in Ward 3 is the result of a lack of interest in running Should the commission wish to look at redistricting no indication to date the city of Bradenton Beach would provide the supervisor of elections our boundaries and ask for them to provide options that would help keep at work on the redistricting process for Manatee County government. The countys District 5 is the largest in land mass and the smallest in population. In 2005, when boundaries were last redrawn, District 5 was expected County redistricting maps should be available later this year. Federal and state districts also are being redrawn.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 9 Click!The Islander welcomes urban legends about Islanders and Island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.8301 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts New location! 317 Pine Ave., Anna Maria www.emersonshumor.com Sign up online for a commemorative plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. Put your message on the 100-year-old pier during its anniversary year. Order exclusively at:www.islander.org Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further 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 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 Travertine-Marble-Granite-Slate-Terrazzo Restorative Cleaning & Sealing, Stain Removal SPINERGY STONE CARE SOLUTIONS 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! those holes with dirt and native plants. project proceeds, it would mean removing six or seven invasive Australian pines, McKay noted. ing with the donor, or just let the landscape try to recover on its own. If the project does proceed, McKay said commissioners should expect controversy as people are divided on the issue, even though experts have said Australian pines are an invasive species that threatens native plants and trees. The commission consensus was to go forward, but said Commission Chair Chuck Webb. McKay warned again that some people or groups might get offended by the removal of Australian pines, and commissioners and Mayor Mike Selby could expect telephone calls. Commissioner Dale Woodland suggested McKay notify property owners on Cedar and Willow avenues of the possibility of removing some pines from the park and get their reaction. Gulf Park borders the beach access ends of Cedar and Willow avenues. McKay agreed, but said he would get both sides of the issue in the survey. Webb said nothing grows under an Australian pine anyway because it sheds its small limbs and twigs. These pile up on the ground, killing the nutrients in the ground that allow other plants to grow. The pines also block sunlight and topple easily in a hurricane because of their shallow root structure, he said. A number of native Florida trees are better for the city than Australian pines, Webb observed. Webb suggested that McKay also contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to see if any permits are needed to remove those pines seaward of the coastal construction control line. Regardless of permits, the commission was unanimous. Woodland, Jo Ann Mattick, John Quam and Gene Aubry in agreement. Pine controversy In 2004, the DEP issued a notice to Florida municipalities and county governments to remove Australian pines and other invasive species on public property When then-Mayor SueLynn in October 2004 ordered the removal of an Australian pine that was encroaching a North Shore Drive right of way, members of the Stop Taking Our Pines organization presented her with a petiSTOP said then that the issue of removing Australian pines should be decided in a voter referendum, not by the mayor or DEP. Despite the petition, the pines were removed. Local landscape specialist Mike Miller said then that Australian pines were an invasive, non-native species that kill native vegetation and should be removed whenever possible. Miller frequently advises the mayor, public works and the environmental education and enhancement committee on public issues related to trees, plants and landscaping in Anna Maria. PINE TREE REMOVAL Expect Gulf Drive lane closure Sept. 14 The Florida Department of Transportation said the northbound lane of State Road 789 (Gulf Drive) Beach would be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. repair cable in the area. ists are advised to use caution when driving in the area. The DOT also is advising motorists in Anna Maria driving near the boardwalk under construction along the Anna Maria City Pier shoreline to exercise caution when in the area. A DOT press release said the 850-foot boardwalk is open for use, as are the two shelters at the pier entrance, but some construction is still occurring on the south portion of the project and heavy equipment is in use. the DOT said.

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10 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) iSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, Sept. 14 7:45 to 9 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Reservations: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. Friday, Sept. 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Pine Avenue Front Porch Party takes place at businesses on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Saturday, Sept. 17 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island welcomes guest speaker Mark Bryant from Publix at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 10 a.m. to noon Island candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Manatee County and The Islander newspaper at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-729-9248. Monday, Sept. 19 Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will host guest speaker Digna Alvarez, regional director for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelsons N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564. Fee applies. Tuesday, Sept. 20 7 p.m. Sarasota-Manatee American Guild of Organists concert featuring Dwight Thomas at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813. Ongoing: at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400. Beach hosts a sunset party with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. David Dunlops video series Landscapes Through Time, at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789. Off-Island Friday, Sept. 16 5 p.m. Contender Film Series: Frontrunners at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-7464131. Fee applies. Saturday, Sept. 17 9 a.m. Wagon tours through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501 ext. 4605. Fee applies. 11 a.m. Manatee Players Ladies Day Out fashion show and luncheon at IMG Golf and Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies. Wednesday, Sept. 21 10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild meeting with guest performance by Christina Pier at IMG Academies Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-755-7426. Coming Up: Museum. Sept. 24, Cornhole Tournament, Anna Maria Island Community Center. Save the Date: Oct. 14-15, Bayfest, Pine Avenue. Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. Check out Islander Tonis QR code special this week! Scheduling for season The Islander encourages local organizations to submit their fall-winter calendars for events, large and small, to news@ islander.org. Every Third ThursdayYoure invited 5-8 pm, Sept. 15Featured artists: Dustin Cole, Greg Lowman, Jessica DellaTorre, Breslyn Reiber, Lola Love andNautical Nonsense. LIVE ART by Cheeta LIVE MUSIC by Trevor Bystrom12th & East Home On the Beach Island Shopping Center, 5416 Marina Drive. HB 941.778.7440 2710 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach 941.778.1010, toll free 800.206.6293 www.cedarcoveresort.com email: info@cedarcoveresort.com On Beautiful Anna Maria Island AMIP hosts soup contest Anna Maria Island Privateers are looking to Island galleys to raise money for youth and community programs. AMIP is organizing the Bone Soup and Sea Biscuit 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. AMIP is seeking chefs and amateur cooks to compete in a pirate-style bone soup/chili cook-off. Bone soup, according to AMIPs collection of pirate lore, consisted of anything and everything when rations got low. A key ingredient was vinegar, which helped force calcium to dissolve from the bones into the broth. live auction. Admission is a $20 donation. Whitney bank collects for meals on wheels Whitney Bank is collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Manatee operated by Meals on Wheels. Collection barrels are located within the bank lobby 4655.Kiwanis realize BradentonThe Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island welcomed Johnette Isham, executive director of Realize Bradenton, to a recent meeting at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe. Isham spoke about plans to revitalize downtown Bradentons RiverWalk. Pictured are Kiwanis president Sandy Haas-Martens and Isham. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ralph Bassett

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Holmes Beach 28-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on an out-ofcounty warrant. a 44-year-old motorist for passing another vehicle on the right side. The woman was arrested for driving without a license, a misdemeanor. his girlfriend and then littering their front yard with garbage. Beach. from an unlocked van parked in a driveway. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO. dispatched to the beach parking lot where anonymous him to explain what had happened. angry and yelling profanity, according to the report. With numerous witness statements, the officer arrested a 24-year-old man from Sarasota, a 22-year-old man from Port Charlotte and a 23-year-old man from North Port. CoOQUiINaA Pa A TroROLcontinuedfrompageAnna Maria $2.8m lot purchase moving on fast trackBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Looking to close the deal on Anna Marias $2.8 million purchase of the six vacant lots across from the city pier on Sept. 22, commissioners Sept. 8 unanimously approved a number of resolutions needed to proceed. Commissioners agreed by resolution that Branch Banking and Trust could transfer the purchase bond, and authorized the mayor, city clerk and treasurer to sign the purchase agreement and mortgage documents. Commis sioners also approved a resolution that the city is authoThe agreement with BB&T calls for interest-only by a 20-year amortized loan at 4 percent annual interest that will cost the city about $200,000 annually. If the loan goes the full 20 years, the city would pay about $4.8 million for the property. City attorney Jim Dye said the resolutions were needed to satisfy the title insurance company that Anna Maria can afford to buy the property under the BB&T rates and conditions. All the number-crunching to this point says the city Commissioners also unanimously approved a resolution from Commissioner Dale Woodland to form a public/ ments. Dye said the city is allowed to raise funds for public purposes. Woodland said a successful partnership will allow the city to pay the loan off early and considerably reduce the total cost. City planner Alan Garrett, however, said a comprehensive-plan amendment is required if the city enters into a public-private fundraising partnership for the property. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick added that if the city wants to qualify for grants to add improvements on the property, the land should be rezoned to a public use. Dye suggested the city decide the use of the property while he prepares the comp-plan amendment. What goes he plans to bring a number of land-use amendments to the commission in the near future. Commissioners agreed by resolution to create a sixmember committee headed by Mattick to prepare a list preferred uses of the property for the commission. Mattick said she is aware of a grant offered by the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and a large transportation enhancement grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. While the estuary funding might not require the property usage, Mattick said the DOT would need to know the land-use designation and what the city plans to construct there or how it will be used.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 13 By Diana Bogan Islander Reporter Welch artist John Allinson found a permanent home for himself and his art on Anna Maria Island. The British transplant who exhibits work in Key West and Fort Lauderdale galleries, wandered onto the Island for the Allinson and wife Mair have spent the past five Christmas holidays vacationing at the Rod & Reel Motel. Now that Mair has retired from her midwifery pracThis is a lovely community and it has been easy to John Allinson says that back in the U.K., he earned quently seen lying on a street while painting a wall. Painting murals is something he loves to do, and at age 69 hes still willing to climb scaffolding to create a work of art. The only challenge at his age, he says, is perhaps he Its an ongoing passion, and I dont want to stop was completed Sept. 8 and hangs on the peaked entrance above Fins, the adjoining bar. dolphin and manatees painted with acrylics on 3/4-inch plywood. The mural was painted on four panels and varnished with a sealant to protect it from weather. The mural will be lighted at night. I cant wait to Underwater scenes are second nature to Allinson. It The process is slower for him, and its the process of painting he enjoys. The whole point of painting is that when youre doing it youre pouring yourself into it. Im only a painter its a piece of merchandise and Im just a guy trying to Stateside, Allinson has painted large canvases at the Muralist John Allinson was commissioned by Martiniville restaurant to create an underwater-themed mural to hang above the entry to the restaurants bar, Fins. Allinson is pictured with two of the panels in the mural prior to the installation. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy at the Central School of Art in London, as an illustrator and graphic designer in North Africa, and raising funds ing through Europe working just about any job he could never know what Im going to do next. But all of that life experience comes into ones work doesnt it? And I truly do have a lot to draw from. Life has two driving forces: passion and compasand if you get to a point where it hurts, then you have a right to try to be creative about it. Something in there has Allinson gets up early in the morning to get started the evening, breaking for lunch with his wife. In the evenings he can be found on the Anna Maria City Pier enjoying a beer and socializing. Ive met a lot of Vietnam vets in my age group, and I was in the Army. Theyre a bunch of marvelous, ancient hippies who havent forgotten where they came from. Its said Allinson.Martiniville stirred by mural artist Studio hosts artists celebration The Pine Avenue Porch Party, which takes place on the Anna Maria main street the third Fridays of each At the Studio at Gulf and Pine, the celebrating will include demonstrations by artists Mary DuCharme and Dee Pastorious, music by students of popular performer/music teacher Koko Ray and visits with local artists featured in the September exhibit. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Dozens of Anna Maria Island art River Valley, as well as the south of France. They took these excursions and will take two more this month without ever leaving the four-walled media room Drive, Anna Maria. From late June through September, the Studio screened Landscapes Through instructional series about art, history, travel, science and philosophy. The program takes viewRiver Valley in New York. On Thursday mornings at the Studio, each 30-minute episode which ends with the engaging host Dunlop was followed by discussion among the viewers. Rhea Chiles, an artist and the founder/owner of the Studio, said sharing Dunlops series with a group that began with eight people and expanded to more than 30 as the summer progressed had a profound impact. When we started, I didnt know whether anybody it. They love it. The quality of the presentation is topbond that developed among the participants is very spe The group includes local artists, many of them shown in Island galleries and members of arts groups, as well as art enthusiasts. The group began small, but participants brought friends who brought friends. also because of what participants learned, Chiles said. perception, emotion, luminosity, mystery, putting feelChiles said there is an over-riding message to the artist: You dont end up saying, Did I get it? You say, Some participants in the free program, including Chiles, are exhibiting their work this month at the Studio with the help of Studio manager Tommy Fagen. A celebration with the artists, coinciding with the Pine Avenue Front Porch Party and featuring student musicians and local artist demonstrations, will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. Screening the Landscapes Through Studio plans to host another program in October, an exploration from Monet to tell. Additionally, Chiles said shed like to bring Dunlop to Anna Maria Island. she said. Dunlop is by far the most incredible Ive ever ABOVE: A discussion on landscape painting at the Studio at Gulf and Pine. The session artists are participating in a show at the gallery. Tommy Fagen and Rhea Chiles of the Studio at Gulf and Pine. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Island studio hosts excursions to shore to Fins on Holmes Boulevard.

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14 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern The City Pier Restaurant Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 779-1667 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG VISITORS MAY BE LOOKING FOR YOU !Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the years best community newspaper! More than 18 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. T H E B E S T N E W S S I N C E 1 992 THEBESTNEWSSINCE1992 B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 10 We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REAL ES TA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm B4 Come watch the games on our 52-inch high def TVs!Voted best Bar & Grille! NfL Sunday TicketGreat lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com Larry Stokes8:30-? Friday Sept 16 Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free Frozen Yogurt & SorbetCELEBRATING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez GOURMET ICE CREAM OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Now Serving Fresh-Brewed Coffee! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1Seasonal Hours: Monday 11-7, Tue-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sun 11-9 941-778-7769 B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND VACATION RENTALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF Y OU MENTION THIS AD! A2 Serving Lunch & Dinner LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SAT ~ SEPT. 17 ~ TROPIX SUN ~ SEPT 18 ~ TROPIX FRI ~ SEPT 23 ~ MICHAEL MAC SAT ~ SEPT 24 ~ BODIE VALDEZ SUN ~ SEPT 25 ~ TERRY HELM Tues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 D 6 www B-8 1/2 PRICE Early Bird 4-5:30 VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES! Denzel Washington said: Great FoodCaribbean Grill SINCE 1999 Customer Recommended RestaurantGrilled Jerk Chicken Mango Macadamia-Encrusted Grouper with purchase of 2 regular priced dinner entreesOffer good Sunday-Thursday only. Not good with any other special or discounts. Must present coupon on arrival. EXPIRES 09-28-11BUY 1 ENTREE+2 BEVERAGES, GET 2ND ENTREE HALF OFF Must present coupon. Half off EARLY/LATE BIRD entree of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other coupon or discount. COUPON EXPIRES 09-28-11

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 15 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern The City Pier Restaurant Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 779-1667 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG VISITORS MAY BE LOOKING FOR YOU !Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the years best community newspaper! More than 18 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. T H E B E S T N E W S S I N C E 1 992 THEBESTNEWSSINCE1992 B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 10 We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REAL ES TA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm B4 Come watch the games on our 52-inch high def TVs!Voted best Bar & Grille! NfL Sunday TicketGreat lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com Larry Stokes8:30-? Friday Sept 16 Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free Frozen Yogurt & SorbetCELEBRATING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez GOURMET ICE CREAM OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Now Serving Fresh-Brewed Coffee! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1Seasonal Hours: Monday 11-7, Tue-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sun 11-9 941-778-7769 B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND VACATION RENTALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF Y OU MENTION THIS AD! A2 Serving Lunch & Dinner LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SAT ~ SEPT. 17 ~ TROPIX SUN ~ SEPT 18 ~ TROPIX FRI ~ SEPT 23 ~ MICHAEL MAC SAT ~ SEPT 24 ~ BODIE VALDEZ SUN ~ SEPT 25 ~ TERRY HELM Tues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 D 6 www B-8 1/2 PRICE Early Bird 4-5:30 VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES! Denzel Washington said: Great FoodCaribbean Grill SINCE 1999 Customer Recommended RestaurantGrilled Jerk Chicken Mango Macadamia-Encrusted Grouper with purchase of 2 regular priced dinner entreesOffer good Sunday-Thursday only. Not good with any other special or discounts. Must present coupon on arrival. EXPIRES 09-28-11BUY 1 ENTREE+2 BEVERAGES, GET 2ND ENTREE HALF OFF Must present coupon. Half off EARLY/LATE BIRD entree of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other coupon or discount. COUPON EXPIRES 09-28-11

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16 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Whats up at BSB? Monday, Sept. 19 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Yogurt, Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Baby Carrots with Dip, Pears. Tuesday, Sept. 20 Breakfast: Sausage and Cheese Bagel, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Tacos, Quesadilla, Spanish Rice, Mandarin Oranges. Wednesday, Sept. 21 Breakfast: Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Fries, Broccoli, Strawberry Cup. Thursday, Sept. 22 Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Hot Dog, Pretzel with Cheese, Coleslaw, Green Beans, Fruit Smoothie. Friday, Sept. 23 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, Fish Tenders, Sweet Potato Fries, Corn, Applesauce, Belly Bears. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AME calendar Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings: Fall Festival planning kick-off meeting, cafeteria. media center. www.MikeSalesSings.com call for availability: 941.448.5798 Look for me on iTunes! www.MikeSalesSings.com COME SEE ME! 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 at the Aug. 20 commencement at Argosy University in Sarasota. Redeker earned a doctorate in instructional leadership. Her career path may lead to teaching at the university level, but Redeker says she is happy teachCourtesy Kit and Dale Redeker Checking out store stockSecond-grader Emma Nebra admires items in the Anna Maria Elementary School store before making a purchase. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love Invite to peace celebrationArt created by international students based on the ideal that peace may prevail on Earth will be displayed at Anna Maria Elementary School during its Peace Day celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. The public is invited to the event. The art display was provided by Peace Pals International and will be a permanent part of the schools collection. Image by Risang Dewandaru Samodro, Indonesia, age 8.New shopperAME fourth-grader Noah Fischer welcomes kinderoperated by the Parent-Teacher Organization and located in the schools red caboose. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. and this year is managed by parent-volunteer Stephanie Fischer.

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18 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Nesting by the numbers As of Sept. 9, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting: Number of hatchlings to the sea: 7,436 Number of nests washed out in rain, surf: 6 Read The Islander each week to follow developments during nesting season. 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 119 Turn at 119 WE HAVE LIVE BLUE CRABS! 119 th Turn at 119 th MENTION THIS AD FOR 10% OFF THRU SEPT. 28 Green turtle nest hatches on time Trolley Stop 15 located at the courtyard5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach (941) 779-1000Open Late Over 21 after 9pmTiki Bar & Grill $1 Beers! 11:30am-3pm DailyNOW OPEN SUNDAYSFood all Day Everyday16 TV SCREENSREADY FOR THE FOOTBALL NFL Package & College Game Day English Premier League Soccer By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A green turtle nest a rarity for Anna Maria Island Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch said the nest was The nest was relocated the beach at Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach because of renourishment work taking place on Coquina Beach. More recently, AMITW set up a cage at the nest because of concerns for lighting issues at a nearby home. disoriented the hatchlings. Not only are we watching this nest, but the whole tive director Suzi Fox said last week. protected nest. AMITW planned to release the hatchlings at dusk The only other known green turtle nest on Anna after the turtle crawled ashore twice and took an arduous trek through an obstacle course of beach furniture, according to Islander archives. The green turtle is an endangered species, protected by federal and state law, as well as international accords. The much larger loggerhead is the sea turtle most likely to nest on Anna Maria Island beaches.FWC proposes protection for some sharks The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said last week it would propose adding four more public hearing in Key Largo in November. The additional shark species to go on the FWC nosmooth hammerheads and tiger sharks. Research indicates that scalloped hammerheads are tinue normal population levels, an FWC press release said. It also indicated the three other shark species also are suffering population declines. work with stakeholders and anglers to develop an educaThe staff also was directed to explore a trophy tag anglers to harvest a shark for record purposes. two-sharks-per-vessel daily bag limit for all recreational FWC Chair Kathy Barco said the FWC is comrealizes sharks are critical to the sustainability of our marine ecosystem. The additional protections we are proposing would help preserve Floridas valuable marine bring the number of sharks banned from harvest to 25, including lemon sharks, which were added in 2009. in Florida waters altogether. In June, several Anna Maria residents proposed shark the city pier, and requested that chumming for sharks be prohibited. The proposal came after the residents saw a picture in The Islander of a bullhead shark that was caught at the R&R Pier. That shark was released unharmed. After the November hearing in Key Largo, the FWC will meet and formally adopt new regulations.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 19 By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Glenn and Claudia Wiseman no longer correct papers, assign lessons or award grades. But the retired educators continue to teach. The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitor volunteers teach mostly on the beach, leading tours to loggerhead sea turtle nests where their students learn about the protected species. Sometimes the Wisemans also return to the classroom, where they lead school children in lessons about loggerhead nesting habitat, migration patterns and life cycles. Until this year, the two taught in AMITWs education program during their brief summer breaks from Michigan, where Glenn Wiseman was a special education teacher and Claudia Wiseman worked in a middle school. Their pending arrival to Anna Maria Island often was announced by AMITW executive director Suzi Fox as Wiseman. And, in addition to expanding AMITWs education program with other volunteers and Fox, the Wisemans became coordinators of AMITW section seven, as well and updating its website. Facebook, said Claudia Wiseman, is proving to be The Wisemans became involved in AMITW about events they now lead. Wiseman said. Tom Buehler and wife Sabine led the talk, then recruited and mentored the Michiganders. Purchase pier planks: www.islander.org 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? 3007 Gulf Drive Holmes BeachLunch and Dinner Take-out, To o WINNER OF TRAVELOCITY TO P INSIDER SPOT IN USA FOR 2007THE BEST RIBS VEGETARIAN DISHES INDIAN SPECIALTIESOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK941.778.6614 Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel ALL-YOU-Can-Eat Buffet 4-9 Thursday-Sunday Adults $19.99, under age 10 $10.99Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (BAR ONLY) Thursday-Friday Free Appetizer with purchase of Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees (With this ad, excluding sandwiches, salads, all-u-can-eat specials and lighter fare menu.) NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. EXPIRES SEPT. 21, 2011 SUMMER HOURS 11:30-9:30 THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY. 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! PLUS STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES!Weddings, too! AMITW volunteers teach on the beachGlenn Wiseman of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring talks with a group on the beach about loggerhead sea turtles. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff For years after, the Wisemans served as AMITW substitutes, helping out when regular walkers ailed or took a vacation, as well as with such night-time duties as responding to hatchling disorientations, which usually are of the Gulf of Mexico. When they give their turtle talks, the Wisemans make sure to talk about keeping lights out along the beach and furniture off the shore during nesting season. It seems now that there is more public awareness dia Wiseman added, noting that some are seeing a nest In addition to the turtle talks on the beach, the Wisemans are part of the AMITW team educating Island businesses and condominium associations about turtlefriendly operations. Several Island resorts the Umbrella Beach, Via Roma and Resort 66 have become so involved that they host AMITW presentations for guests, as well as send guests to the turtle talks on the beach. The Wisemans might have a crowd of 50 people who meet on a Wednesday morning at Manatee Public Beach for the talks. But sometimes the audience can be as large as 200 people. In the fall and winter, the Wisemans lead more institutional programs, talking with church groups, classes and clubs about loggerheads. Last week, the couple and graders to the beach for a nest excavation, and this week the AMITW teaching team went to AME to talk about loggerhead migration patterns. We wondered when we retired whether we were also volunteers at Wildlife Inc. in Bradenton Beach. The turtle teachers, over the years, have amassed a knowledge of loggerheads to answer many questions: Their answers often surprise their students, especially survive. The Wisemans also have their own questions left to answer about their subject. Perhaps theres homework for the teachers in the off-season. Claudia Wiseman of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring discusses the life of a loggerhead with a crowd assembled for a nest excavation in Bradenton Beach.

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Next up is the opening event, an all-day jamboree gets started at 9:30 a.m. at the center with a series of the regular schedule, which gets under way Monday, What the jamboree does for the players preparing for soccer season, Spirit Week does for the fans. Team supporters are encouraged all week to come out dressed The center will have judges taking copious notes on the levels of enthusiasm generated, although Spirit Week winners wont be announced until the end-of-season awards ceremony. The season is looking strong with a record number of participants. The 4-5 and 6-7 age instructional divisions have a combined eight teams, while Division III two teams, but they round out the leagues 22 teams, not including the adult coed division. Look for weekly featured games and game recaps in the Islander sports section throughout the season. Horseshoe news pits. Tim Sofran and Larry Livrago drew the bye into the The finals was an exciting match that saw DisbrowMoore again win a close match, defeating Sofran-Livrago The Sept. 7 horseshoe games saw the team of Norm with three pool-play wins. The Disbrow brothers, Jerry place honors. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Prize, surprise catchAlex Garcia was somewhat surprised to catch this lateseason tarpon, his on the shore at Bean Point in Anna Maria. at about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and was released. Alex and his parents, Joan and Al Garcia, are from Tampa and own a home on the Island. Bradenton Beach P&Z delays dock proposalBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A Bradenton Beach commission review of an application for a residents replacement dock on Sarasota Bay will share a calendar month with Thanksgiving rather than Labor Day. The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board recently continued a hearing on the request for a special It was the third continuation of the hearing. Two of the delays were due to the planning board lacking complete information from the applicant. The request is for two special exceptions from 500 Bay Drive S. to build a private dock that exceeds the 65-foot length limit in the citys land-development code. mean high-water line and the overall size would be 777 square feet. The planning board has recommended such requests in the past without much debate or discussion. The extensions have been required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which wants the replacement docks to extend beyond beds of seagrasses. As we do a better job of cleaning up Sarasota longer dock. property owner, raised questions about navigability at an Aug. 23 meeting that led to a continuation to Aug. 30. Boaters and residents in the area from Longboat Pass north to about Fifth Street South have requested a survey of what seems to be an unmarked, nearshore channel. Both city and county commissioners have endorsed such a survey. One resident-boater, Greg Watkins, attended the Aug. 23 meeting to ask whether boats will be able to get around the proposed dock, as well as whether the structure is dent I can demonstrate to you guys there is plenty of room that information before they resumed the hearing. They also requested a copy of the DEP permit for the dock, which was not included in their initial information packet. When the board met again Aug. 30, the DEP permit graphical error, but the planning board members seemed survey until the meeting began. Chair Rick Bisio did not attend the meeting, but sent a statement recommending a continuation because the board had not received the requested surveys at least Vice Chair Jo Ann Meilner said, I dont feel that we have enough time to look at this. We need more than Planning board member Bill Shearon, who has vision challenges, noted that he could not read the document and participate in the review if it continued. I dont think common courtesy has been given to motion to recommend against the application, but that died for lack of a second. Then board member Pat Whitesel made a motion, which was seconded, to continue the meeting to the next denial of the application than delay the hearing until midNovember. With a denial, he could take the issue to the city commission at its mid-September meeting. The board, however, approved the continuation to November.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 21 Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Sep. 14 12:54 2.4 2:00 2.1 7:26 0.5 7:18 1.1 Sep. 15 1:14 2.5 2:39 2.0 8:04 0.4 7:38 1.3 Sep. 16 1:39 2.5 3:23 1.9 8:45 0.4 7:59 1.3 Sep. 17 2:09 2.6 4:18 1.7 9:33 0.4 8:21 1.4 Sep. 18 2:46 2.6 5:35 1.6 10:32 0.5 8:42 1.5 Sep. 19 3:31 2.6 11:43 0.5 Sep. 20 4:30 2.5 1:04p 0.5 3rd Sep. 21 5:49 2.4 10:16 1.7 2:17p 0.5 AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com END OF SUMMER BLOW-OUTMultiple Discount Offers thru September!Combine two (2) or more rentals for added SAVINGS! Special 5pm-Sunset rentals rates. $AVE! FREE Fishing Pole Rentals with Pontoon or CraigCat (up to 3) CALL for DETAILS941-538-4290*offers can not be combined*Located at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez www.h2owatersportz.com www.h2owatersportz.com Located at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez www.h2owatersportz.com GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter species throughout the day. tently good in deeper potholes and ditches. On the rising tides, trout fishing has been good, although most are undersized. Being able to switch your tactics and target different species is key to achieving nonstop action throughout the day. is working, you just have to move around a bit. Another good example of switching up is taking place at the local piers. Typically early mornings this time of year at the Anna Maria City Pier are good for Spanish mackerel. As the sun gets higher in the sky and the mackerel bite turns off, youll notice that the pier snapper. Again, being aware of your options can turn a When youre having a tough day on the water, dont forget to consider all your options. Look at the conditions, tides and water quality. Figure out what species are best Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier says due to wind week. The few hes seen are catching mangrove snapJonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of Sarasota Bay and Anna Maria Sound. Fishers stalking these schools are using weedless gold spoons or top-water are catching small flounder, ladyfish and lizardfish. and pilings are the best places to begin your hunt. Reports of Spanish mackerel are coming in daily. Keyes. Fishers using Clark spoons trailed behind a popping cork have been getting quick results. sea trout are being caught in the canals of Bimini Bay your best bet to target the spotted sea trout. Live shrimp or live shiners free-lined on the outskirts of the light can be an effective way to hook trout in numbers. If you do Fish quietly so you dont wake up the neighborhood, and no bright spotlights. Sister keys in Sarasota Bay. Live shiners under a cork or free-lined shiners are techniques Johnston is using to The tail ends of the tides whether incoming or outgoing are the best time to catch trout. shot placed a foot above your hook is usually enough to get your bait in the strike zone. Again, live shiners are Johnstons bait of choice. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is workoyster bars and mangrove islands are all ideal spots to don, Gross came across a school of bull reds. The biggest We drifted up to a pothole with a school of mullet in the schools of Spanish sardines gather. Free-lining live to get a hook up. Mangrove snapper are still on the menu for Gross charters. Try any of the small structures in lower Tampa Live shiners free-lined to shallow-water structures are producing success. when the tide is low, I like using live shiners in the deeper water plugs well into the late morning. The top-water head, so hitting a top-water plug is extremely visual. The average number of 25 per day. Its been tough to catch a For catch-and-release action, Girle says hes seeing in the bay. You can target these little sharks with both Moving offshore, Girle is still catching juvenile red looking to bring home dinner. Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says the Spanish mackerel both species are gorging themselves on bait balls as they schools of jacks are so voracious, that you can hear them Catch-and-release gag grouper action is consistently good. Keeper-size fish are being hooked on Medley. But Im sure theyll stop when the season Capt. Rick Gross, wife Kelly and son Brandon had USCGA offers safe-boating 85 are offering a boating-safety program at 8 a.m. All materials are included in the $35 course fee. ton.

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22 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Obituaries Sign up now for golf The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com scholarship program. The tournament will be held at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Foursomes are welcome and singles will be paired for the scramble format tournament, which will be followed by a banquet, auction, awards and prizes. organizers warn that last years tournament was a sell out. The tournament is open to anyone and entry an entry faxed or e-mailed. SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-677-2678RE Domey service planned 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, and used her talents and sign business to help promote the Privateers. this week that the Privateers will host a memorial beach Gulfside at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. They plan a sunset farewell celebration at sunset at the waters edge. planning an appropriate sendoff for Splash in keeping with our pirate roots and the pirate way of doing things. suggested folks bring a covered dish to share, wear bathOpen house at 12th and East regular open house Party in the Plaza monthly on the third Thursday at the Island Shopping Center, and theyre hoping other merchants in the center will join This month they have a number of featured local art ists attending and live music and performance art from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Featured artists are Dustin Cole, Greg Lowman, Jessica DellaTorre, Breslyn Reiber, Lola Love and Nautical Nonsense. Live art will be provided by Cheeta, while live music will be from the guitar of Trevor Bystrom. Beach Bums expands Beach Bums beach and water-sports equipment rentals, 427 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, is offering paddleboards for use in the waters of Anna Maria Island. In addition to paddleboards, the store rents bicycles, golf carts, surreys and kayaks, among other items. Beach Bums is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Chamber breakfast alert The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Sunrise Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the breakfast is $8 and members are requested to bring a guest. New to the chamber The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following new members: McBeach. denton, Bradley Anderson. Murphy. Amanda Escobio. Maria, Nancy Lee. Andrea Spring. Louis Mardel. Bradenton, Robert Glenn. Sarasota, Judy Vobroucek. Bradenton, Christine Olson. Ralph Morgan. Realty raves has named Robert St. Jean as its top listing agent for August, while Jesse Brisson garnered the top sales honor. denton Beach, and 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, has named Jerry Cunningham as its top listing agent at ford received the award. Mediterranean holidaySusan and Len Tabicman of Holmes Beach visit Mdina, the old capitol of Malta, an island in the Mediterranean. The couple also vacationed on the island of Gozo to celebrate an anniversary. Sifting sandA renourishment crew removes rock from sand that was pumped to Coquina Beach earlier this year. The renourishment project in April built up the beach at Coquina as well as a small section in Anna Maria. Now the contractor is removing rock from the sand pumped to Coquina. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 23 Community notices, events Attention community organization representa tives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Please, remember to include complete contact information, including a name, phone number and e-mail. 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 buildable lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. Bike to beach. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941773-3966. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach MID-CENTURY MODERNUpdated, 4BR/2BA, new kitchen, new ooring, fresh paint. No deed restrictions. $124,900. Call Lori Skaggs, PENDINGappreciate someone who believes in talking straight, give me a call today. Find out why Big Fish Real Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present. Photos are welcome. Paid The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated. terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 759 North Shore DriveBig beach back yard is the highlight of this adorable beach cottage with garage. $1,420,000 518 72nd StreetCanalfront and beautifully maintained! This home was under contract within one week! $459,000 SOLD! SALE PENDING 891 North Shore DriveExquisite bay views and $50K-plus rental history make this 3br/2ba a must see! $894,999 REDUCED 223 North HarborEnchanting views from most rooms of this 4br/3.5ba pool home with dock and lift. $1,399,999 Janice Jeanne DiDario of Dunellen, N.J., died Sept. 2. & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel of Bradenton. There was no service. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell the n, www.heart.org. Online condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral. com. Mrs. DiDario is survived by her husband of 29 years, Joseph; son Michael Bogdan of Sarasota; daughter Denise Beach; and grandson Kevin.Richard L. Dick Dotterweich burgh, and then resided in Lakeland, before settling perU.S. Marine Corps and received training in mine demolition and helicopter supThroughout his working career, he was a model builder, piping designer, estimator and project manager. tion companies. A pinnacle for him was getting the bid many special hobbies and activities, including street rods, humor allowed him to make many friends. A celebration of life will be announced later. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society www.mooseheart. org was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Dotterweich is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anita; mother Elizabeth; brother Gary and wife Chris of Pittsburgh; aunt Marlene Miller and husband Bill of Tampa, and numerous other family members and friends. James W. Hooky Hall Brian James Harris Depot. in Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Carlton; and brothers Pat of Arkansas and Dan of Indi ana.Barbara A. Murphy Joseph Maine. She attended St. Athanasius in Mexico, Maine, and Simmons College, Chamberlain School of Retailing, Kenneth Jens Lohn Kenneth Jens Lohn, 77, of Bradenton, formerly of Mr. Lohn served on the Bradenton Beach Board of Adjustment and chaired the board for four years. Bradenton. of Bradenton Beach; a son; step-daughters Vina of Sarasota, Vera of Gainesville, Vania of Orlando, and Vicki of Tampa; one sister; and eight grandchildren.Carol A. Rothenberger Island and formerly of Allentown, Pa., died Sept. 5. She fought a courageous eight-year battle with having a successful career with Leggs and then State Farm Insurance for 30 years. She retired in 2008 and moved from Bloomington, Ill., to Florida to enjoy her granddaughters. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Otis; wife Tina of Atlanta and Christopher and wife Magda of Emmaus; sisters-in-law Joyce of Kutztown and Jeanne Kushinsky of Metuchen, N.J.; four granddaughters; and Obituaries Staten Island, and was an original member of the Anna Maria City Pier Regulars. Department where he achieved the rank of lieutenant. There will be no services in accordance with his wishes. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were ton. of St. Augustine and Janet Martens of Bradenton, and lines before devoting her life to raising her six children. She was a member of St. Peter Divine Mercy Parish. arrangements. Mrs. Joseph is survived by daughter Lisa and husand his companion Ann Marie Dandeneau of Errol, Kyle, and wife Teresita Ching of Brisbane, Calif., and Linden and wife Ellen of Westerville, Ohio, Todd and wife Joan

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24 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 REAL TO RMarianne Correll T PLANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc. Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Windows & Doors 941-730-5045 LIC#CBC1253145 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 ANSWERS TO SEPT. 14 PUZZLE ARTSLEAFLIKETSGARP NEHILENAOLINSHELTER GAELICWARNINGHAVARTI ELIOTEGADARTESIAN RASCLASSICACTIONSUIT ELLHUGO LIENMLS DEEDRUSTICBUCKETS OSAKAABOMBALCAN UPFORUNSETLAILAALI SUMSCANNEDKINGLYRIC ERATRODINCNOTESPEE FINETUNICPRONETOENT UTILIZEDBEETSPANSY LYCEE IRESTZIPIT ORIGINALCYNICLEVI SOOWISC OTOERAM TOPICOFTHEMORNINGARP ALIMENTSCERAGONNA MANMADEGREATLYMYSTIC PLEASEDPUTTOSEALIST SADDERASSENTTOOCHS MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY Heres Ernie, a 3-month-old male kitten who loves to play. See how I roll around in this jar? He loves other cats, kids and dogs. 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. Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Available At... Available At... LOST & FOUND Continued LOST: 14-CARAT emerald and diamond ring near Hurricane Hanks Thursday, Sept. 1. 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 FOR SALE: BOAT trailer, EZ loader, 5,000-pound capacity, two bunk, twin axle, $850. Call 941-7782181. HELP WANTED NOW HIRING! SERVERS and cooks. Top $$ for energetic, motivated professional with minimum ve years experience. Must be a team player. Fulltime, a.m.-p.m. Call Chris or Joey, 941-778-5092, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. EXPERIENCED RETAIL SALES associate wanted. Apply with resume in person at The Sea Hagg, 12304 Cortez Road, W. Cortez. 941-7955756. FULL-TIME JOURNALIST WANTED: Seeking new journalism grad or experienced reporter. Work in paradise for the newspaper ranked No. 1 in the state by the Florida Press Association. E-mail letter of interest/resume: news@islander.org. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. 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. More ads = more readers for you. ITEMS FOR SALE ADIRONDACK POLYWOOD OUTDOOR rockers: Two new, turquoise. Originally $300/each. Yours for $150/each. 941-567-5480. 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 386-8675081. 17.5-INCH LCD widescreen at monitor used only six times, $69. 941-914-1105. MOEN LAVATORY POP-up, complete new in box, $10. Frank, 941-761-1415. FLY ROD: HEDDON 8.5 foot, Golden Mark 50 with reel and line, $95. Frank, 941-761-1415. COMPUTER: DELL Optiplex GX240 Windows XP, $90. 941-756-6728. LIFE JACKET FOR kayaking and shing, $45. Used three times, khaki colored, seven pockets. 941-778-3228. 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 classieds@islander.or g, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. 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. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used shing poles and reels to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. LOST & FOUND FOUND: NIKON COOLPIX camera. Claim at: Holmes Beach Police Department, 941-7085804.

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26 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Island Beach Club: Completely renovated 2br1.5ba Gulffront condo with great views and short walk to restaurants and shopping. Wellmaintained complex with large pool and weekly rentals. Offered at $479,000. Call Dave Moynihan Broker-Associate at 941-720-0089. 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 BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSFOR SALE: Heron Harbour 2/2 condo 12 min. to beaches. Heated pool, tennis, upgrades, furnished. Auto negotiable. $125,000. SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS: LUXURY 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 IMPROVEMENTFOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-2700.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. RENTALSWEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. RENTALS Continued 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. PERICO ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA condo with pool access, carport, and storage.  $1,100/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. PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778. THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Island since 1992. 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 amrealty@verizon.net Web site www.annamariareal.com522 68th St., Holmes Beach: AS IS three bedroom, two bath home, under foreclosure, has many possibilities with refurbishment. Deep-water canal, caged pool PLUS 20x25 deck for outdoor entertaining. May add fourth bedroom to provide split bedroom plan and/ or second oor. Asking $460,000. 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.comNORTH END OF ISLAND Spacious, 3 BR/2 BA home on quiet street. Huge lot (almost 1/4 acre) with loads of privacy. Minor updates to make more modern. Plenty of room for pool and outdoor entertaining. Cathedral ceiling in LR, large open deck AND screened porch. 2,994 sq. ft. $575,000. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 RENTALS Continued FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. $650/month plus electric. beachcondo25@yahoo.com. GREAT LOCATION: ANNUAL rental north end, corner North Shore Drive and Magnolia Avenue. 2BR/1BA duplex, includes washer, dryer room, backyard, clean, new tile oor, fridge and roof. $850/month. 305 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Call 941-812-3745. WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, DOCK, pool, sunroom, laundry, annual seasonal. 941-779-9074 or 703587-4675. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA in Bradenton Beach with ocean views. Near trolley stop and beach. Call Liz, 941-778-2176. WINTER SPECIAL: SENIOR park, 2BR/2BA furnished doublewide. Recreation room, pool, gated. $1,000/month. Sale, $35,000. 2314 14th St., Bradenton. Tropical Palms. 863-688-3524, 863-6081833. E-mail: chickenplucker@webtv.net. SMALL PRIVATE ROOM: North Longboat Key. Washer and dryer, utilities included. $130/week. 941-383-4856. 1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR CONDO. 55-plus, pool, shing pier. $1,600/month for three months, $1,300/month for six months and $1,100/month, annual. 813-681-7229. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA north end Anna Maria. First, last and security required. 941-7957089. HOLMES BEACH 3BR/1.5BA duplex, private lanai, fenced backyard, shared laundry room.  Furnished/unfurnished. $1,450/month, small pet OK. First, last, security required. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941778-7244. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 14, 2011 27 CHeE CK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDeER.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. YOUR PRIVATE PIECE OF PARADISE!Spacious 2BR/2BA waterfront home in Key Royale with a wall of glass overlooking your pool and private dock on the bay. $669,000 www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.com 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. 12 Vacant Lots Pad Ready + 1 Luxury Townhome + 9 Acres Bayfront Suitable for 14 Docks. $1.4 MILLION 941-778-8104 OFFICE Toll Free 877-778-0099 BANK OWNEDOther short sale properties within the development are available. Across 1 Word with liberal or visual 5 Foliose 13 Hero of a John Irving best seller 19 Beverage whose logo was once the bottom half of a womans legs 20 Actress who costarred in Havana, 1990 21 Protect 22 Heads-up in Ireland? 24 Danish cheese 25 Gerontion poet 26 Yikes! 27 Australias Great ___ Basin 28 Dorm police, for short 29 Supermans attire, e.g.? 34 Head of London? 35 Venezuelas Chvez 36 Security interest 37 Metric liquid meas. 38 Achievement 40 Farm pails? 47 City raided in Godzilla Raids Again 49 Cloud producer, informally 50 ___ Highway (route from Dawson Creek) 54 Willing to do 56 Fluid 57 Boxer on Season 4 of Dancing With the Stars 60 Aggregate 61 Like items at a supermarket checkout 64 I feel the earth move under my feet, e.g.? 65 Q.E.D. part 67 Pariss Muse ___ 68 Benjamin 69 W.W. I German admiral 70 Fancy garb for Caesar? 72 Characterized by 74 Suffix with absorb 75 Exploited 76 Sugar providers 77 Flower also known as lovein-idleness 79 French school 80 ___ my case! 81 Button your lip! 83 Antisthenes, notably? 88 Veronese masterpiece The Feast in the House of ___ 91 ___ Canals 94 Birthplace of the Rep. Party 95 First tribe met by Lewis and Clark 97 Hard butter 98 Something talked about on Today? 105 Surrealist who avoided the draft by writing the days date in every space on his induction paperwork 106 Victuals 107 Michael of Juno 108 Who ya ___ call? 110 Unnatural 111 Extremely occult? 115 Happy 116 Set sail 117 Tick off 118 Deeper blue? 119 O.K. 120 The War Is Over writer/singer Down 1 Ticked off 2 Beer served without artificial carbonation 3 Vacation spot thats crazily busy? 4 Round storehouse 5 Cousin of Inc. 6 Ick! 7 Tenniss Ivanovic 8 Cabbiesclients 9 End of July by the sound? 10 Pelvis-related 11 Somewhat informal? 12 Grade school subj. 13 Pointers words 14 Start of all Oklahoma ZIP codes 15 Tumbler 16 Architectural space 17 Regular price 18 Set for a detective, maybe 21 Eek! e.g. 23 Yearn (for) 27 Suffix with problem 30 Watch from the sidelines 31 Ro makeup 32 Kind of pad 33 Certain tripledecker 39 U.K. decoration: Abbr. 41 Bitter, in a way 42 Ghosts playwright 43 What Bryn Mawr College is not 44 N.Y.C. subway inits. 45 Skyscraping 46 Wows 48 Married couple? 51 Prank involving a hammer and nails? 52 1986 film shot partly in a decommissioned power plant 53 Mint on a hotel pillow, e.g. 54 Good for something 55 What karats measure 56 Reversed 57 Columbia athletes 58 Bread on the table, maybe 59 ___ that a lot 62 Salsa singer Celia 63 U.S. visa type issued to visiting diplomats 64 Labyrinthine 66 Complete: Prefix 68 Gradual increase in vol. 71 Row 72 Strip 73 Yes, to no: Abbr. 76 Womans support 78 Bother 80 Word derived from the Latin uncia, meaning onetwelfth 81 Baked ___ 82 Uncle Sam, for one 84 Hmmm 85 Quick 86 Followers: Suffix 87 French vote 89 Nail polish, e.g. 90 Collisions 91 Sticky roll? 92 Cest si bon! 93 Put in ones two centsworth 96 Like custard 99 This has got me fuming! 100 Die out 101 Creamy shades 102 Dashes may be part of them 103 Speak to the masses 104 Betray 109 Capital near the 60th parallel 111 No. typically between 2.0 and 4.0 112 Omaha Beach craft, for short 113 One of these days 114 Kind of jacketNo. 0904RELEASE DATE: 9/11/2011 THATS DISGUSTING! By Dana Delany and Matt Ginsburg / Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 123456789101112 131415161718 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29303132 33 34 35 36 37 38 3940 41424344 4546 4748 49 50515253 5455 56 575859 60 616263 64 65 6667 68 69 70 71 72 7374 75 76 7778 79 80 8182 83848586 87 888990 919293 94 95 9697 98 99100 101102103104 105 106 107 108109 110 111 112113114 115 116 117 118 119 120 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers found 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. REAL ESTATE CUSTOM POOL HOME with free-standing outbuilding., great for hobbies or ofce. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, new air conditioning, pool. $160,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. SPACIOUS RANCH: 3BR/2BA with extra Florida room. Near college, upgrades, central air conditioning, windows, doors, electrical. $87,500. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE 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. BANK FORECLOSED, LAND liquidation, from $9,900. Blue Ridge Mountains, paved roads, utilities, county water, panoramic views, excellent nancing. Sale Sept. 24, call now, 888-757-6867, ext. 214. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S

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28 SEPT. 14, 2011 THE ISLANDER 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Phone 792.9304 M-F 7:30-5 Sat 8-noon PUMP & SPRINKLERCORT EZSUPPLY Public WelcomeNever forget 9/11 The Island Experts Since 1972 5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach Business Center 94 1-77 8-9622 778-9622 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals www.Edgewater vacationhomes.com www.Edgewater realestateami.com 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 941-778-8104toll free 877-778-0099 10519 Cortez Road W. reandstonepizza.com $ 5 MEDIUM 3-TOPPING PIZZA CAPT. KEITH BARNETT, Realtor941.730.0516 bahamabarnett@aol.comI can navigate you to the perfect Island home.413 Pine A Mail or deliver to The Islander ina Driv e, Island Shopping Center $5O BUCS CONTESTY our correct score prediction f or this w eeks Buccaneer game could win y ou Drawing in the ev ent of a tie Rollo v er if theres no winner! (no game/no prize) BUCS ________ vs ___________ Your name __________________________________ Address/City _____________________________________________ Phone _________________________$5O PICK THE WINNERS CONTEST The Islander pays to the person with the most rect predictions Collect prize in person or by ies must be mailed/postmark ered to the newspaper of ce by noon Saturday weekly A winner will be drawn from tying entries The decision of The Islander football judge is ies must be submitted on the published fo rm tries m ust be itten original, not Be sure to include name, address and phone number ertisers must be listed to be eligib Winner Advertiser _______________ _______________ 3________________ _______________ _______________ _______________ 6________________ _______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 9 ______________ ______________ ______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www.annamariareal.com 5 6 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 12 11 4 13 14 15GET IN THE GAMESEPT. 7 CONTEST WINNER:___________________________ BUC SCORE WINNER: __________________________ Y PRIZE Capt.Gre g Burke941.592.8373 102 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach, FlLet me help you navigate the island to find that perfect home or condo in PARADISE.SALES AND VACATION RENTALS PUB & GRUBpresents NFL Football on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wings and ot her Great Game Food and Dr ink s! P U B & G G R R U U U U U U B B B B B B B B B B ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER 5404 MARINA DRIVE 941 778-7978 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BEST VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR! D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Lunch & Dinner 7 Days Full Bar Service Anna Maria at Galati's Marina 941-778-3953 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days On the Historic Bridge Street Pier 941-778-1604 Jaguars at Jets Chiefs at Lions Bears at Lions Steelers at Browns Bears at Saints Packers at Cardinals Cowboys at 49ers Seahawks at Steelers Ravens at Titans call 77 8-7978 to get in the game Tennessee at Gators Giants at Redskins 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-567-4056slimsplaceami.com 8:30-? FRISept 16 Lar ry Stokes See all your favorite NFL and college games here! 8700 Cortez Rd. W Bradenton FL 34210 941.580.9236PLANET STONEMarble and Granite Countertops Vanities & More Signature PaintingResidential/CommercialTodd Cunningham Licensed/Insured C:941.350.3296Signature.painting2@gmail.com Packers at Panthers Texans at Dolphins Browns at Colts Ohio St. at Hurricanes Bengals at Broncos Oklahoma at FSU Bucs at Vikings Cardinals at RedskinsYOUR AD HERE Sue Moore, Bradenton Bill Rosso, Bradenton