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Page 22Anna Maria may take out some pines at parkBB denies pine tree trimmingLandscape consultant Mike Miller stands in front of several Australian pines in Gulf Park Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A plan by Anna Maria landscape consultant Mike Miller with the concurrence of public works director George McKay to remove six or seven Australian pines from city-owned Gulf Park between Willow and supporters. David Rogerson of Gulf Drive in Anna Maria wrote in a letter to the editor and Mayor Mike Selby that he rejects a claim by Commission Chair Chuck Webb that Australian pines keep native plants from growing underneath its branches. They have not killed any of these vegetation as Commissioner Webb has alluded, Rogerson wrote. When Anna Maria announced a plan to cut down some Australian pines in the city right of way in October 2004, members of the Stop Taking Our Pines protested long and loud to then-Mayor SueLynn about removing the trees. The city, however, had an order from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to remove invasive trees and plants from city property wherever possible and proceeded with the removal. Rogerson claimed in his letter that the recent cleanup of the city park was a botched procedure that resulted in some buttonwood trees that were 10-feet tall or higher cut down to ground level. He wrote that chainsaws killed many buttonwoods just to provide a view for a homeowner. How does an individuals desire trump the interest of citizens? Rogerson wrote. He claimed a real estate developer is behind the effort to clean out the pine trees. Those trees belong to the citizens of Anna Maria, not one individual, he said. That cleanup effort by Willow Avenue resident Ed Moss began in July, before the Manatee the body of Holmes Beach motel-owner Sabine Musil-Buehler, who was last seen in 2008. While Moss was clearing the park, he discovered some of Musil-Buehlers personal belongings. The MCSO began another search for her body and excavated a portion of the park and beach area, but without success. Rogerson wrote that the MCSO should restore the area of the park and beach it tore up in the search. Anna Maria should be preserving the Australian pines, not replacing them with other species, Rogerson wrote, and urged Selby to tell Webb to STOP-stop taking our pines. He said he planned to organize a group of like-minded people to attend the next commission meeting and protest any removal of Australian pines. The MCSO has said it will restore the area it excavated during the search. And, according to Miller, the MCSO had DEP permission to dig. Miller assisted the MCSO team with the beach dig. He said he also helped with the MCSOs plans to restore the dunes and replant the sea oats. The outcry about the pines was not unexpected, said McKay. When he informed commissioners at their Sept. 8 meeting of the plan to remove the Australian pines, McKay said there would be controversy on both sides. Miller said some of the funding for the removal is coming from a person who wants to remain anonymous. He said the donor wants By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners, citing no pressing public safety issue, unanimously rejected a proposal to trim 19 Australian pines at Herb Dolan Park, the bayfront park on the citys north end. The trees are near the intersection of 25th Street and Avenue A, where the city this year completed a new kayak launch and made a series of improvements to the stormwater system. Public works director Tom Woodard brought the tree-trimming proposal to the commission Sept. 15, along with an estimate from Caseys Tree Service in Bradenton. The companys preliminary numbers said the tree trimming would cost $125 per tree for a total $2,375. Woodard said the Australian pines had not been trimmed in at least seven years, but that he was not an expert on whether they should or should not be cut. The last time I brought this forward, it was voted down, Woodard said, adding that one resident in the neighborhood had requested the city trim not remove the trees. It really is just a visibility issue, Woodard said. A coalition of agencies in the state from university labs to the county natural resources departments and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection consider the Australian pine an invasive plant and recommend removal when possible. The tree is non-native, introduced to the state about 100 years ago, and originally from as a Class 1 prohibited aquatic plant, and possession, collection, transportation, cultivation and importation of the tree is illegal without a permit. Numerous studies have shown that the Austures, threatening native habitats in Florida, especially in southern parts of the state. The trees also can topple in storm events, a concern expressed last week by Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. However, Vosburghs focus was not on the shade trees nestled in Herb Dolan Park but with the Australian pines along Gulf Drive, including one near Cortez Road that she said could threaten utility lines or block an evacuation route. PLEASE SEE AM PINES, PAGE 2 Page 6 HBPD investigates suicide, attempted homicide The Holmes Beach Police Department Sept. 19 was investigating the apparent suicide of one person and the attempted homicide of another. The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the 200 block of 83rd Street, according to HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson. We had an attempted homicide and a suicide of a married couple, Stephenson said. A news release from HBPD Chief Jay to the report of a double shooting. When they arrived, they found Maya Schon, 66, outside the residence. She had suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Romine said the woman was alert and comlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. She remained in the hospital Sept. 19. Joseph Schon, 69, in the bedroom. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Romines statement said the man died of an
2 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER BB PINES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 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. Australian pines grow Dolan Park in Bradenton Beach, where commissioners recently rejected a proposal to trim the trees. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff the focus to be on the park, and Miller is seeking other donations to help pay for the removal of invasive species from the park. He said he has no plans to approach the commission for funds. Commissioners agreed with the concept, but asked to see a landscaping study. The commission suggested McKay plan on removing the Australian pines and replacing them with native species. The removal of exotic plants from other public properties has been ongoing by Miller for some time. Additionally, the removal of Australian pines from city property is approved and encouraged by the DEP. Rogerson said the city should ignore the DEP. As far as Im concerned, they are a terrorist organization, just like the EPA. We dont have to do what they say, he said. Miller said Australian pines may look nice, but they plants. One of the few plants that will grow under them is mother-in-law tongue, also an invasive species. Australian pines also are a danger in a hurricane, he said, because they do not have deep root structures and can easily topple in hurricane-strength winds. Rogerson dismissed Millers opinion of Australian pines and suggested he talk to all the people who go to the beach at the park and use the pines for shade from the sun. Miller countered that the pines scheduled for removal are not at the popular north end of the park, but at the south end near Willow and Cedar avenues. Shawn and wife Jennifer Kaleta are buying the Moss home the property that fronts the beach where the park and the subject pine trees are located. Shawn Kaleta told The Islander his plans are to restore and raise his family in the Moss cottage and, he added, stories circulating that he will develop multiple homes there are not true. He said he plans to either fully trim back or remove the pines on his property that threaten damage to the home in a storm event, and he would encourage a plan to maintain trim existing pine trees in the park and develop a long-term replacement plan that would include adding native species. We should take a look around the city, Vosburgh suggested. Referring to recent storm events on the Atlantic Coast, she added, The trees did more damage than anything. We should be cutting trees where all the wires are. But at Herb Dolan park, Vosburgh and the other commissioners did not see the Australian pines posing an immediate threat and rejected the unbudgeted expense. If there were power lines there, Id be in favor of it, said Commissioner Ed Straight, who represents the area. But to trim it back so it can grow back again, well, no. And there are a lot of wild animals that nest in those trees. Straight added, I think the money would be better spent in evacuation areas. After a few more minutes of discussion, Mayor Bob Bartelt asked for a motion. Theres no danger, the mayor said. Just somebody wants a better view. The commission unanimously voted not to trim the trees. In other business, the commission: ney Ricinda Perry for July services. Bridge St., to host an Anna Maria Island Privateers fundraiser from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 5. The menu will include corn-on-the-cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, smoked mullet and grog. Grading for stormwater work on Avenue A and Avenue B. Construction for a message board at the Historic Bridge Street Pier and nearby dinghy dock. The message board was installed last year. Maria Elementary School. AME was set to celebrate on Sept. 21, after The Islander went to press this week. to Manatee County. The commissions next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at city hall. The commission also will meet Sept. 21 for meetings on the 2011-12 budget, capital improvements and community redevelopment issues. AM PINES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 21, 2011 3 History on Elm Street Island Historical Society designating their house at 210 Elm St., Anna Maria, as a historical structure. The Rick CatlinConnelly-KRC theft case set for reviewBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The ex-bookkeeper accused of defrauding the Key Royale Club of at least $387,991 is set to return to court later this month. Meanwhile, directors of the private Holmes Beach club, which operates the Islands only golf course, are preparing for an Oct. 24 membership meeting for a state of the club presentation and discussion. The defendant in the embezzlement case, 30-year-old Holly Connelly of Bradenton, was awaiting release on $15,000 bond as The Islander went to press. Connelly has been detained at the Manatee County jail since she surrendered to authorities July 27. Her case is scheduled for a management conference before Judge Gilbert Smith on Sept. 28. In late August, at the request of Connellys defense attorney and against the argument of the prosecutor, Smith reduced Connellys bond from $500,000 to $15,000, but set several requirements for her release that she live in the home of a Bradenton friend, surrender her passport, observe a 7 p.m. curfew and wear an ankle-monitoring bracelet. Public defender Jessica Casciola also has entered a not-guilty plea on Connellys behalf and requested a jury trial on the charge of scheme to defraud $50,000 could result in a 30-year prison sentence. KRC officials maintain that Connelly took $487,091.01 during the three-year period that she worked for them, including the $387,991.01 docu$99,100 that KRC maintains Connelly withdrew using the clubs debit card. the alleged embezzlement with the press citing the pending legal matter. But club president Craig Humphreys has written several times to members about the situation, most recently in the Key Royale Club Tee Time Topics newsletter. Humphreys, in the September newsletter, wrote, by the former Wachovia, now Wells Fargo Bank) taken at ATM machines, as well as inside the Island branch bank, and is further accused of depositing these forged checks into her own personal account. As for club operations, Humphreys said KRC would not need to make a special assessment for 2012, but there will be a realistic increase in dues. Most of the embezzled money was taken during cash generated during that time, Humphreys wrote. The clubs challenges now stem from the embezzlement, an increase in expenses, such as fuel and energy costs, and a decline in membership and membership status, according to the president. KRC had many more member resignations than were anticipated in 2010, Humphreys wrote, adding that the club roster shows changes from golf to social status memberships and seasonal memberships. Connelly
4 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE BORDER, NEXT PAGE 2011 ELE CTIONSHB mayor to discuss border fence with BB mayorBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach city commissioners decided at their Sept. 13 meeting theyd rather talk to their neighbors to being. resolution and subsequent legal action against Bradenton Beach for the private construction of a fence along 27th A venue North and, instead, have the mayors of the two At the July 24 commission meeting, Commissioner John Monetti expressed concern that the fence might restrict public access of Holmes Beach residents. City attorney P atricia P etruff was instructed to investigate the issue and to send a letter to Bradenton Beach asking the city to hold off construction until they could talk about those concerns. The division began in 2008, when Bradenton Beach vacated the avenue to the S andpiper Resort. Holmes Beach opposed the action, as 27th A venue is the divid ing line between the two cities. Holmes Beach said the vacation should have been down the middle of the avenue and considered the vacation illegal, but did not pursue the matter. In July, however, the S andpiper Resort applied to Bradenton Beach for a permit to build a fence along the northern edge of the vacated street east of G ulf Drive and the S andpiper. N o portion of 27th A venue west of G ulf Drive toward the Gulf of Mexico was vacated in 2008. A t the S ept. 13 Holmes Beach commission meeting, P etruff reported that she had sent a letter to Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt asking for a delay, but the letter was never answered. P etruff said she also investigated the quitclaim deed that Bradenton Beach gave the Sandreported that she found a lock on one of the gates in the fence. P etruff said she concluded that the quitclaim deed was inappropriately vacated by Bradenton Beach in 2008. Therefore, the fence should not have been installed, and the no trespassing signs should not have been posted. That led Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger to place a resolution on the Sept. 13 agenda for the city to initiating court proceedings. tion between cities before a lawsuit is a very process-oriented procedure that could take some time to complete A gate in the fence along the eastern portion of 27th Avenue North at the Sandpiper Resort in Bradenton Beach, has concerned several Holmes Beach residents. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinCampaign season begins for Island citiesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The campaign season for Island candidates seeking Maria up for election N ov. 8 got under way S ept. 17 with the Manatee County L eague of Women Voters and The Islander forum at the Island Branch Library. Candidates from both Holmes Beach and A nna Maria were given the opportunity to present their views on issues, provide personal background and answer questions from the audience and forum moderator Rosalie Shaffer of the league. A lthough no seats are contested in Bradenton Beach, incumbent Commissioner Gay Breuler and Mayor-elect John Shaughnessy also spoke to the audience. T hree Anna Maria commission seats are up for elec tion Nov. 8 with incumbent Commissioners Dale Woodland and John Quam facing a challenge from political newcomer Nancy Yetter and former Mayor SueL ynn in the race. A nd although Quam had replied to the L WV that he would attend the forum, he did not appear. E x-Mayor S ue L ynn said that she served on the citys transportation enhancement grant committee and City S he has stayed on top of issues in A nna Maria and is running for a commission seat because shes concerned with a number of changes in the city the Outside forces are determining whats taking place in our city, SueL ynn said, and these forces appear to be more interested in tourism than in the residential charac ter of the city. Woodland, who grew up on Anna Maria Island, said he is seeking another term to continue the work hes done 1990s when he headed a committee to dredge the Lake LaVista channel. A s a commissioner, he has helped draft the 2007 comprehensive plan, initiated the stormwater drainage fee that provides revenue for drainage issues, and worked to create the present public parking system at the citys beach access points and along Pine A venue. Yetter is a member of the planning and zoning board and took that position upon nomination by Mayor Mike Selby after her husband resigned from the board. She said shes always been pro-active and willing to give something back to the city where she lives Her intent as a commissioner is to respect and protect the village atmosphere of Anna Maria, while at the same time facing the issue of taxes, something every city across the country is facing these days. Yetter supports the purchase of the six lots across from the city pier and favors using the area for green space. She suggested the city consider a cell tower as a revenue stream, possibly on the six lots. Woodland and S ue L ynn agreed that the six lots should be used for green space, although they did not offer suggestions for green uses. Maria is the travel industry, which appears to be market problem, she said, is that more visitors mean a greater impact to the citys infrastructure. Im not saying its good or bad, right or wrong, but we need to manage it, she said. Anna Maria resident George Barford asked the candidates if they consider it proper for the city to accept an offer from an anonymous donor to pay to cut down Australian pines on city property. Barford said the rumor in the city is that a Holmes Beach builder has plans to develop the area near the pine trees. Woodland said the decision to remove the pines or not should be based on what the community wants, not one person. Yetter also said any decision to remove them should be up to the community. T he candidates also shared varying views on the addition of a cell tower in the city. S ue L ynn was mayor when the current cell tower ordinance was passed in 2003 and no company has yet to apply for a permit. But she believes the day is coming when cell service will dominate the communications industry. Woodland replied that no company has made application because theres not enough revenue in Anna Maria for a cell tower. T hat will change in the near future, he predicted, and the city should let the industry decide when its ready for an application. All three candidates stated opposition to a 65-foothigh-rise bridge to replace the A nna Maria Island Bridge, and believe a compromise height for a mid-level bridge The candidates for the three Holmes Beach seats up for election N ov. 8 are incumbent Commissioners P at Morton, David Zaccagnino and A l Robertson and the challengers are Jean P eelen and A ndy S heridan. S heridan gave notice he could not attend, while Robinson R S V P d the L WV but did not attend the forum. T he N o. 1 issue emerging from the candidates was development, particularly development of large multibedroom visitor accommodations in residential neighbor hoods. Morton said developers have found a loophole in the city code allowing them to tear down older properties and build large rental homes with six or more bedrooms. The big rental houses are coming. We cant stop it, but we can put parameters on it, Morton said. The whole issue is driven by tourism, he said. P eelen is a retired civil rights attorney who was But shes adamant in her desire to give back to the community. Her major concern is that the interest of the residents is taking a back seat to tourism. The current commission has done a great job with handling the citys revenue and budgets, but she wants the city to be pro-active against the push for more rental properties. Zaccagnino also said growth issues would be a major focus of the future commission. Lets refocus on whats happening in our city, he said and examine how to limit the proliferation of rental properties. He also wants the Manatee County T ourist Development Council to return more funds to the city. T oo much tax goes off-Island and is not returned to the city. We only get back about 10 percent of the taxes we pay, he said. T he candidates were in favor of the citys police department and had little to no interest in pursuing law enforcement services from the Manatee County S heriffs Robinson, who was not present, has often said the department costs the city too much money. Zaccagnino said the police department is not a huge budgetary issue. If it were, he would favor looking at alternatives or reducing its size. He indicated that he favors looking at consolidation of services with other Island cities, including trash pickup and building department services. Morton agreed. Citizens like the police department, he said. The numbers produced by Robinson about the departMorton noted. Peelen said the overall cost of the department is not too much money for what the city gets, but she was sur prised to learn the pension Chief Jay Romine will get when he retires. I wont know enough of the details until I am elected, she said, but we do need to look at incoming disagree with some of his basic points. A ll three candidates favored the city taking control of the concession at the Manatee Public Beach. There is a lot of revenue involved, and the city does not seem to be getting a fair share. Annexation should be addressed, Zaccagnino said. The Islander Island city beginning in the Oct. 5 edition.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 21, 2011 5 Now renting paddle boards! FALL FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF any rental with this ad! BORDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Check our calender for what to do, where to go! need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts New location! 317 Pine Ave., Anna Maria www.emersonshumor.com MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach mittee meeting. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941West Manatee Fire Rescue District W., Bradenton, 941-761-1555. www.wmfr.org. Of Interest TBD. missioners workshop, administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Send notices to Lisa Neff at email@example.com. and become expensive. However, its up to the commission if it wants to move forward, she said. Chair Sandy Haas-Martens called for public comment. Two Holmes Beach residents, commission candidate Andy Sheridan and Robert Heiger, said the city should ziano pointed out the process would require a big expenditure of taxpayer dollars by both cities. Access to the Gulf has not changed. Its just a perimeter fence, and still provides unrestricted public access the taxpayers of either city, Graziano concluded. Bartelt said he learned of the problem four days before the Sept. 13 meeting, and said he never received a letter from Petruff. I would not have ignored such a letter, but would have immediately called Rich and said lets talk and settle this informally, Bartelt said. Holmes Beach resident Jean Peelen, also a commission candidate, said she lives in the area and owns a unit at the Sandpiper, so she could see both sides of the issue. The fence and gate are not restricting anyones access to Gulf Drive or the Sandpiper, Peelen said, and the notrespassing signs have been there since 2008 with no complaints. Bradenton Beach Mayor-elect John Shaughnessy, who lives in Sandpiper, said there has been a lot of misinformation about the fence passed around. Im not here to argue right or wrong, but present a proposal. resolution for now and allow Bohnenberger, himself and Bartelt to sit down and arrive at a solution agreeable to both sides. While he doesnt think any proposal reached respective commissions. Rather than generate hard feelings and ill-will on both sides of the fence, Shaughnessy said, Lets give it a try, guys. Weve got nothing to lose. Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler, who also lives in Sandpiper, said no one at the resort knows who put the lock on the gate and the lock has been removed. There were never any plans for a lock on the gates, and no plans to restrict access by Holmes Beach residents. Holmes Beach resident Mary Jones said the gates have been in place since 2008, and shes never had a problem entering the property or asked to leave. Petruff noted that a lock provides an opportunity to exclude, but she agreed wholeheartedly with the proposal to table the motion while the mayors talk. motion until the mayors can return with a recommendation. Bohnenberger said he was ready to meet as soon as possible, but the commission must decide to accept or reject any compromise. of Holmes Beach commission and mayor.
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Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821No dogs Not only should dogs not be allowed on the beach, dogs and the horses should only be allowed on one side of the Palma Sola Causeway. I have seen dogs allowed on the beach in other parts of the country, and it always leads to many problems. This should never be allowed on Anna Maria Island. Build it bigger and better than before, and it will help draw more tourists, leading to more tax dollars, leading to more jobs. John Arsenault, Leominster, Mass.McChesneys reach I was sad to learn that Dorothy Dottie McChesney died. I am sure many of you knew her as Anna Marias mayor until she and husband Roy moved in town. But I knew her in a different way, as my director in three plays at Roser Memorial Community Church and the Island Players. me a shot at playing Emily in Thornton Wilders Our of middle-schoolers in a play that attempts to display the beauty and heartbreak of life in small-town America. It was also a rare moment for a group of island teens to come into contact with an Anna Maria retiree who had more wisdom to offer than we would ever know. I am grateful that McChesney gave me a chance to muster the ounce of courage it takes to stand in front of a spotlight and ask someone to take a journey with you. That kind of gumption sticks with a girl, I like to think. I am also grateful that, in the years of her life when her legacy behind in some northern town of her past, McChesney never retired her passion to love her neighbors. She chose to pass her gifts on to the next generation. It is the contribution of good souls like McChesney and many other Anna Maria retirees who have ensured my childhood hometown will forever be my town. As Emily says in that beautiful play, Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? every, every minute? I am grateful to Dottie for having set an example that inspires just that. Nicole Quigley, Arlington, Va.Keep the trees The Australian pines in the park at Willow-Cedar avenues in Anna Maria have co-existed with buttonwoods, gumbo limbos, sabal palms and sea grapes, as well as many other green plants for the past half century. They have not killed any vegetation as Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb has alluded. However, chainsaws did kill many buttonwoods in a botched procedure to provide a view for a future homeowner in August. Some of those buttonwoods could have been more than 100 years old. bulldozers, wrecking other buttonwoods and dunes and sea oats. The MCSO needs to restore that area before anything else is done. Now the city claims an unnamed individual a developer? wants to pay to cut down all of the Australian pines and replace them with native trees. Australian pines provide oxygen, shade and cooling breezes today. They provide high perches and nesting for many birds. Visually they are beautiful. Please contact commissioners to voice your disagreement to the taking of our pines. David Rogerson, Anna Maria on the comments page and in the link to the newspaFall leaves Sometime ago, a quite generous person made a gift to The Islander of a small but largely insightful and The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. It was written by Lynne Truss and published in 2003. While understanding the average reader might not enjoy a book on punctuation, Truss manages to describe how the rules are being relaxed in todays society. She reminds readers of the importance of punctuation in the English language with a mix of humor and direction. Eats shoots and leaves, of course, with the proper punctuation, refers to the lovable panda bears featured on the cover and an old joke about a panda bear in a bar. on Anna Maria Island, and the shorebirds that include the familiar terns, of course, have a different sort of diet. But we thought the terns those lovable birds featured in our ASTHEWORLD TERNS cartoons by Joe Bird would get a kick out of greeting the arrival of autumn and the turning of the leaves, albeit few trees in our area of Florida change colors, as well as the fall arrival of our friends from the north. Fall and winter visitors, tourists, and our most common guests, the fall-into-spring part-time residents we lovingly call Snowbirds. These snowbirds have a wildly different diet. They shop at Publix that madcap store where in one visit you can easily peruse the aisles and the groceries and chat with 10 or more neighbors and acquaintances with the rest of us. They dine in our restaurants, frequent relaxing on the white-sand beaches in a way nicer climate than whatever northern climate they left behind. They muse and ponder over our small-town politics, join and support causes in our community, take part in functions put on by clubs and service organizations, and contribute time, energy and dollars to all manner of projects that keep the wheels turning on Anna Maria Island. They are indispensable to our way of life and our economy. We are no matter how the old-timers and hardcore Islanders protest a tourist destination. We are not just a quaint residential community. We are dependent in almost every respect on the dollars tourism brings to the Island and Manatee County economy, whether for beach renourishment, a stadium for the Pittsburgh Pirates, a wedding festival or a street party, a kayak-friendly paddle in a preserve, a walk on the beach or a sunset drum circle. We live in paradise and in order to enjoy all that our area has to offer we share. Lets all welcome back the snowbirds.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 21, 2011 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Sept. 21, 2001, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Sept. 11 75 90 0 Sept. 12 75 92 0 Sept. 13 73 93 0.01 Sept. 14 72 92 0 Sept. 15 71 89 0 Sept. 16 72 91 0 Sept. 17 74 93 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 87.624-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. of Venice and caused a power outage on Anna Maria Island. The storms 70-mph winds and rain also caused planks on the Anna Maria City Pier were washed away, and Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said the pier and restaurant would be closed for about a week. He said the Island was in better shape than he thought after the storm. Don Maloney along with Mayor Rich Bohnenberger for election in November. New York City on Sept. 11 shared their memories with The Islander newspaper. Among the stories given were Trade Center the previous day and the chief electrician of the WTC who was on vacation and would have been when the towers collapsed. Stories also came from several people who knew someone on one of the ill-fated airplanes. 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 Check out our all-you-can-eat breakfast specials at our Bridge Street Pier location and $5 lunch specials at both waterfront locations! VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! JOIN THE FUN! Were grilling dogs & burgers for Galatis third annual Billfish Tournament weigh in Sunday, Sept. 25, at our original location in Anna Maria and youre invited! And remember, as always, we offer Free Beer (tomorrow)! Islanders view of 9/11 in NYC I somehow knew that I would be in New York City for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I was born and schooled and worked in New York until coming to Anna Maria Island almost 25 years ago. Something was nagging me to return, as if I could have made a difference had I been there in 2001. My initially reluctant wife and I left for the Big was being given hotel room 911. After that, things became a schizophrenic blur, with Secret Service agents swarming in our hotel, multiple parades and the searing image of Bryant Park laid out with 2,750 empty seats looking too much like rows of headstones to honor those who died when the World Trade Center towers fell. Walking the streets, there were endless masses of people in obvious mourning. I cried, my wife cried and we saw many people overcome with the emotions of We came away from the trip with a sense of closure, and we talk often of being in St. Patricks Cathedral and the beauty of the service and the sense of shared sorrow. I must confess that I am in awe of those who can forgive but never forget. Forgiveness for me cannot begin until those who attack our way of life change their thinking. Its hard to forgive while youre still dodging bullets. The new World Trade Center rises. Islander Photos: Len
8 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER HB to maintain millage rateBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach city commissioners at their Sept. 2011-12 proposed $8.67 million budget that lowers city taxes below the rollback rate and maintains the current 1.75 millage rate. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger noted that the city has kept the millage rate at 1.75 for the fourth consecutive year, while other Manatee County governments are raising their tax rates. The $8,665,109 million budget includes $4 million in reserves and carryovers. Included in the carryovers is just under $1 million for cash reserves and $430,000 for stormwater improvements. New growth projects are allocated $275,000 in reserves. City treasurer Rick Ashley said the city will carry $2.6 million in reserves for use in an emergency. The operating budget is about $5 million and unrestricted reserves are at 47.2 percent, Ashley said. The proposed total budget is over the current 2010-11 budget, which is $8,413,450. But the proposed tax rate is lower than the rollback rate, which is 1.7639. The rollback rate is the tax rate that would bring in the same amount of property tax dollars as the current year. One mill is equal to $1 of ad value on a property. At the 1.75 ad valorem millage rate, a homeowner with a house appraised at $500,000 and with the maximum $50,000 in homestead exemptions would pay $787.50 in city tax. Commissioner Al Robinson voted against the budget, citing the cost of operating the police department with a dispatcher on duty 24/7 and other personnel expenses. He said the city could save between $750,000 and $1 million by reducing the size of the police department. clerical staff. The total operating budget for the police department in the proposed budget is $2.096 million, a 2 per2010-11 budget. posed budget is $1.763 million, 84 percent of the departments operating budget. Commissioner David Zaccagnino suggested that the cost of the department compared with contracting or reducing the size of the department, be put on the table for commissioners to discuss after the 2011-12 budget is adopted. Sept. 27. Rominebudget talks 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 AM budget passes rst hearingBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter budget, commissioners approved the budget and accompanying 2.05 millage rate needed for the proposed $2.219 million spending plan by a 3-1 margin. rate since 2006, but declining property values brought a resulting drop in ad valorem tax revenues, city treasurer Diane Percycoe said. With a 2.05 millage rate, about $90,000 more revenue will be generated for the city than at the 1.7882 rate. The proposed 2.05 millage rate would bring in $1,154 million in revenues, up 8 percent from 2010-11. One mill is equivalent to $1 of taxes for every $1,000 of assessed evaluation. The 2.05 rate is a 14 percent increase from the current budget years rate of 1.7882 mills. At the rollback rate of 1.887 mills the rate needed to generate the same amount of ad valorem tax revenue as in the 2010-11 budget the city would be short by $5,180 to meet the proposed budget, she said. With a 2.05 millage rate, a homeowner with a house with a taxable value of $500,000 and with the maximum $50,000 in homestead exemptions will pay $922.50 in property taxes in the coming year, an 8.6 percent increase in taxes from the rollback rate. Any amount over the rollback rate is considered a tax increase, regardless of the percent of tax. Commissioner Dale Woodland voted against the budget, saying he could not support the 4.5 percent pay raise for staff. years, Mayor Mike Selby said in August. There is no good solution, Woodland said, but I still stand on opposition to wage and other benefit increases. Woodland also asked for a decrease in the proposed $78,000 contingency fund, but other commissioners agreed to keep that amount. If its unused, well put it in the reserve fund next year, Commission Chair Chuck Webb said. Percycoe said city auditor Ed Leonard is projecting a reserve account of 27 percent, but she will double-check Sept. 21. The citys contract with the Manatee County Sherpercent in the proposed budget, falling from $672,816 to $663,921. The MCSO contract amounts to 29.9 percent of the citys budget. Commissioners John Quam, Jo Ann Mattick and Webb voted for the ad valorem tax rate and proposed budget and Commissioner Gene Aubry was absent. scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.BB budget gets rst OKBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners unanimously approved a 2011-12 budget that will be partly paid for with a property tax rate lower than the current collection. The commission voted for the new budget during a 10-minute meeting Sept. 13. Final votes on the budget and the millage rate are set for 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Mayor Bob Bartelt, at last weeks meeting, observed that the audience consisted of two reporters. However, several citizens attended the series of lengthy meetings in which the commission reviewed departmental budgets. And several dozen citizens attended an August review of the police department budget. Over the summer, during its line-item reviews, commissioners trimmed thousands of dollars from the proposed budget in an effort to hold the line on city taxes. gram and at least 2 percent from department budgets. year is $2,570,318, according to city clerk Nora Idso. The proposed millage rate is 2.1359 mills per $1,000. Thats lower than the 2.1539 rate for the current budget and .02 percent lower than the 2.1364 rollback rate. The rollback rate is the tax rate that would bring in the same amount of property tax dollars as the current year. If the commission approves the 2.1359 millage rate this week, Bradenton Beach will receive about $845,956 in ad valorem taxes for its new budget. Without factoring in exemptions, a property owner in Bradenton Beach with a home valued at $400,000 could expect to pay $854.36 in ad valorem taxes to the city in would be $861.56. At the conclusion of the Sept. 13 meeting, commissioners celebrated with several yeas and a we are on our way. Bartelt said he had wanted the city to demonstrate cern that the commission cut too deeply. It probably got slashed more than what I felt was needed, the mayor said of the proposed budget. Im worried too many cuts were made to be practical. For the record In Bradenton Beach, commissioners will hold final votes on the 2011-12 budget at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. 2011-12 proposed budget: $2,570,318. 2011-12 proposed millage rate: 2.1359 mills per $1,000. 2010-11 millage rate: 2.1539 mills.
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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 WMFR passes budget by narrow voteBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Unanimous approval of the West Manatee Fire Rescue Districts annual budget apparently is no longer In a 3-2 vote, district commissioners at the Sept. 15 budget hearing approved WMFR Chief Andy Prices proposed $5.4 million budget for 2011-12, but dissenting Commissioners Jesse Davis and S cott Ricci, as well as several members of the public, expressed dismay with the salary increases in the budget. T he budget, a 2.4 percent increase over the 201011 WMFR budget, contains salary increases for staff that will cover the 3 percent of salary that WMFR employees must now contribute by law to their state retirement plans. Ricci said P rice and the district anywhere and extremely hardworking, but he cant support a budget that raises salaries to cover retirement funding increases ordered by the Florida Legislature. T his budget makes up for the 3 percent, Ricci said. not at this time. In this economic situation, we have to tighten our belts, Ricci said. Robert Heinz said was off the charts. Heinz admonished commissioners for doing what he A ll I can see is that you are puppets for the chief. You are a board supposed to be monitoring the district. Where is it going to stop? T he fee is raised every year because you can do it, Heinz said. Holmes Beach Commissioner A l Robinson, long a critic of the WMFR budget, said Price gets everything he wants. He makes all the decisions and you rubberstamp them. Robinson also was against the salary increase that recoups the 3 percent retirement deduction. It may not sound like much, but 3 percent of the raise the past two budget years. Commissioner Randy Cooper said no one likes the raise, but we think we can live with it. Board Chair L arry T yler dismissed Heinzs statement that commissioners are puppets for Price. We have sat down with the chief individually and gone over the numbers very carefully. We are not puppets, he said. Heinz also said the district should get moving with County, not just talk with Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue about a merger. T yler said he agreed with consolidation, but some districts dont want to listen to such conversations. Whats needed, T yler said, is an independent feasibility study on consolidation. He said hes tried for years to between $150,000 and $200,000, but Manatee County that funds come from the county budget. But we need someone to tell us if it will work and how to do it, T yler said. Heinz agreed. He said its time taxpayers stop fundSomebody needs to step up to the plate with some funding, Heinz indicated. While not consolidation, merger talks are ongoing with Cedar Hammock, T yler said, but its not an over in a public workshop at 6 p.m. T hursday, Oct. 6, at the CHFR station at 6601 53rd A ve. W., Bradenton. T yler cautioned that this is a work session and public meeting of the two commissions and T yler said information exchange heads the agenda list. Among the numerous problems with the merger is that WMFR implements a fee for revenue, while CHFR has both a fee and ad valorem taxes to generate revenue. N o matter what the district boards decide, voters of both districts must validate any merger plan, T yler advised.WMFR fees up again For the 12th consecutive year, the West Manatee to district residents. In the WMFR 2011-12 budget, the annual base rate for single-family residences, mobile homes and condominiums was raised 3.7 percent, from $159.22 T he base rate for commercial buildings also 1,000 square feet to $389.81. T he base rate for vacant lots rose from $21 to $21.79. WMFR is at the maximum fee allowed by the Florida Legislature, but can increase the fee to cor have revenue also come from ad valorem taxes was defeated by voters three times between 2002 and 2007. PriceStudent muralists sought for public beachBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter T he concessionaire at Manatee P ublic Beach and the county arts council recently issued a call to artists in local high schools. T he A nna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 G ulf Drive, Holmes Beach, and the Manatee County Cultural A lliance/ A rts Council of Manatee County are holding a contest to paint murals on the north side of the beach restaurant. For students and teachers who think big, there are four panels on the building, each measuring about 7 feet by 11 feet, said Mark E noch, co-owner of United P ark Service, which operates the county concession. which is taking place this fall, but hes hoping to establish an annual or bi-annual event. Since taking over the concession last year, UPS has made a number of improvements and expansions to the property, including the addition of an outside tiki bar and an indoor ice cream shop. Most recently, a new sign was installed at the Manatee Public Beach entrance. We also have some plans for landscaping out front, said Enoch. Enoch is working closely with Dorothy Blum of the MCCA on the mural contest, and Blum is working with She said shed like to have school groups enter the contest by N ov. 1, and possibly have the murals installed before the end of the year. place thousands of people visit the cafe each week. But Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, which is providing the art supplies for the project, is offering a $200 teachers. We thought it would be pretty cool to involve the schools, to have a regular competition, Enoch said.
10 SEPT. 21, 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) S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941.778.4505 Mister Roberts $1O OFF Ladies and Mens Resortwear One per person, n ow through Sept. 30, 2011. Not valid on previous purchases. any purchase of $30 or more. Summer Sale CLEARANCE A NICE FAMILY GATHERINGOct. 6-16 Evenings 8 pm 2 pm Matinees Oct. 9, 16 Box of ce opens 9-1 starting Sept. 26 and one hour before performancesVisa, Mastercard & Discover941-778-575510009 Gulf Drive at Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Group resumes Bible studies Sept. 27 The cross-denominational Bible study group, Inquiring Minds, will resume meeting Sept. 27 for an eightweek session. Inquiring Minds meets from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The Book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible, will be the topic of discussion through Nov. 15. The meeting format includes a video presentation followed by discussion. The approach is academic, not devotional. For more information, call Frank McGrath at 941778-4579.Porch gathering open to entertainers, audience The public is invited to bring a musical instrument and singing voices to the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez for an old-time country music jam session. Music on the porch of the Burton Store will be a monthly event at the museum, where musicians and music lovers will gather from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Also, organizers of the annual Cortez Folk Art Music Festival at the museum are seeking arts and crafts vendors for the event, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 19. The location again is the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez. Vendors can book space at the folk festival for a $25 fee. For more information, contact organizer Ted Adams at 941-708-6120 or email@example.com m. The museum is at 4415 119th W. St., Cortez.Night paddle planned through preserve The Manatee County Natural Resources Department is leading a night paddle through the salt marshes of Robinson Preserve from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Participants will launch just in time to see the sunset, and most of the paddle tour will be enjoyed under a moonThe evening program is suitable for all ages. Participants must provide their own kayak or canoe, light, age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The preserve entrance is at 1704 99th St. W., Bradenton. For more information or to reserve a space, call 941742-5757 ext. 7.Center hosts cornhole tournament The Anna Maria Island Community Center is hosting a cornhole tournament from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. According to the American Cornhole Association, cornhole is similar to horseshoes, except wooden boxes are used instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching the bags at the platform until a score of 21 is reached. Teams of two can sign up at the center or online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com for a $20 fee. Proceeds Tailgating is open to those who bring their own coolers. There will be prizes for winning teams as well as For more information, call the centers teen program director Ryan Hogan at 941-778-1908, ext. 9219.Neonatal supportAnna Maria Island a $500 check to for the Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus program. Kiwanis International teamed up with UNICEF to provide poor mothers access to immunizations. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ralph Bassett Women on wine gathering of Women on Wine drew more than 20 women to the Bridge Street Bistro for social networking. The next from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Pictured are Max Althouse, Suzanne Graziano, Gay Breuler, Jean King, Marsha Brewer, Pam Kennedy and Marian Jones.
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12 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER ALLERGY AFFILIATESAdults and Children John Cella, M.D. NORTHERN VISITORS WELCOME WE GIVE ALLERGY SHOTSCall 792-4151SERVING TWO A REAS5701 21st Ave. W., Bradenton 34209 Convenient to W. Bradenton & the Beaches 5229 Fourth Ave. Circle E. Bradenton 34208 Convenient to East County Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. Backer Fellowship follows Sunday 9:30 service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday Song Service 5 PM iSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, Sept. 21 7 p.m. International Peace Day celebration at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525. Saturday, Sept. 24 Noon to 4 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Monday, Sept. 26 11:30 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf outing at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. Tuesday, Sept. 27 4 to 5:30 p.m. Inquiring Minds cross-denominational Bible study group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579. Ongoing: Information: 941-794-8044. seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400. 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. Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941526-6789. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Off-Island Wednesday, Sept. 21 10 a.m. formance by Christina Pier at IMG Academies Country Club at El 941-755-7426. Thursday, Sept. 22 7:30 p.m. The Sound of Music opens at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Oct. 9. Information: 941-7485875. Fee applies. Friday, Sept. 23 5 p.m. Contender Film Series: Murderball at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-7467 to 9:30 p.m. serve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757 Saturday, Sept. 24 7:30 a.m. 4299. Fee applies. 1 to 4 p.m. Music on the porch at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. National Estuaries Day celebration at 1700 Coming Up: South Florida Museum. Save the Date: Oct. 14, Anna Maria Island Community Center Golf Outing, IMG Academies Golf and Country Club. Oct. 14-15, Bayfest, Pine Avenue. Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. Scheduling for season The Islander encourages local organizations to submit islander.org.Autumn arrives on AMIThe crew at Duffys Tavern in Holmes Beach took a Autumn arrives Sept. 23. Islanders say they sense the change of season not because Anna Maria Island tree leaves begin to change colors, though some do, but because some Anna Maria Island business owners hang Closed for Vacation signs on their doors. Other signs of falling into fall, according to an informal Islander survey: calendars, crowding October through April with artist receptions, outdoor festivals, open-air markets and concerts. ects get going, with overseers hoping to wrap up the work before tourism picks up in October. to 92 degrees. taurants. fender benders. Monitoring reports end of new turtle nests, and the end in sight for the nesting season. Cubs or Pirates did in the ninth to what the Bucs, Patriots, Bears or Steelers did in the fourth. Publix increases because the number of vacationers is down. De Soto National Memorial seeks volunteers De Soto National Memorial in northwest Bradenton is seeking volunteers interested in working on a haunted trail or taking part in a winter luminary festival. Volunteers also are needed to take part in a living history during the parks winter season event schedule. Opportunities include: costumes, act scary and have fun. Desoween is a familyoriented haunted trail walk that takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. National Memorial will be lit with holiday luminaries. Volunteers help set up and break down, act as costumed personnel or help with other functions. The luminary walk takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Dec. 17. an interest in the European Renaissance or 16th Century Native American history are needed for the parks living history programs. Camp Uzita runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day from Dec. 10 to April 14. Volunteers receive training. Opportunities include blacksmithing, tailoring, arrowhead making. For more information, call Diana Bauman or ranger Dan Stephens at 941-792-0458, ext. 107 or ext. 108. The park is at 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton. 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
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By st ro m DV M Leig h Pa ri si DV M Holm es Be ac h Bu sine ss Cent er 5343 Gu lf Dr iv e, Suit e 90 0 941 .7 78 .2 44 5 Se rv in g the Is la nd s sinc e 19 70 AMICCO starts up in November T he A nna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Nov. 13. A MICCO describes the event as a study of contrasts featuring Ludwig van Beethovens Symphony No. 1 in C Major and Johann S ebastian Bachs Cantata N o. 80 Other concerts on AMICCOs calendar include: themed music, including portions of Messiah. performance of The Mikado. the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. AMICCOs concerts take place at 2 p.m. at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, including ticket details, visit www.amicco.org. For information about joining A MICCO, which rehearses at Roser Memorial Community Church in A nna Maria, call 941-778-0414.Artists plan hopning 2011-12 season Cultural Connections calls on artists Cultural Connections, which is preparing for arts HOP is inviting artists to participate in the Island wide Doors II: Think Outside the Door. The deadline for entries is Nov. 1. Organizers want artists to use cupboard doors, louvered doors, screen doors any type of door as a canvas to create an original work of art. T he works will be exhibited at various locations in November, including during artsHOP Nov. 11-13. On Nov. 18, during the Pine A venue Front Porch P arty, Cultural Connections will host a silent auction, with potential buyers bidding on the items or opting to buy now. For more information, call Marsha Bard at 941778-9503. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter artsHop for Nov. 11-13. T he three-day celebration will include performances, exhibits and a public art event. Cultural Connections members met S ept. 8 at the Village Cafe at Rosedale in A nna Maria to discuss details of artsHO P as well as the 2011-12 tourist season and partnerships with other arts groups, local chambers and sponsoring businesses. A rtist Joan Voyles of the A rtists G uild of A nna Maria Island opened the meeting, recalling the reason for forming Cultural Connections. T here was the thought, she said, that we really have something special here on the Island, and we should do something to promote it. T hough arts venues and organizations had existed for decades, there was a sense that the arts community was obscured by the bright glare of beach attractions. Cultural Connections first goal was to develop artsHO P its signature event, to signal the start of the season. Weve come a long way in terms of visibility for the arts, Voyles said. The upcoming artsHOP will include: on Nov. 11, a gallery walk and Island P layers performance; on N ov. 12, a boat show and exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum and Park, an Anna Maria Island Butperformance; on N ov. 13, the arts and crafts fair, an A nna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra performance and a drum circle. ArtsHOP also will include The Doors II, an Islandwide project in which artists use doors and any type of media to create original artwork. Organizers said they envisioned artists taking cupboard doors, screen doors, house doors and using them as their canvas. The call to artists states, Lets see how creative we can be. T he doors will displayed in N ovember at various locations and then auctioned N ov. 18 during the P ine A venue Porch Party in Anna Maria, with the artists and Cultural Connections sharing in the proceeds. In addition to artsHOP Cultural Connections mem bers plan to be involved in Festival sAR T ee, the arts cel ebration taking place throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties Oct. 8-23. And, as the season progresses, the Island arts community likely will become more involved with mainland and Longboat Key arts groups. Fiona Turner-Leathem, 6, and sister Emily, 9, work Guild Gallery in Holmes Beach during the 2010 art sHOP gallery walk. This years artsHOP weekend will take place Nov. 11-13. Much of recent Cultural Connections meeting was local chambers, area businesses, and other arts and culture groups. Islander T om Aposporos, president of the Longboat Key/ L ido Key/ S t. A rmands Key Chamber of Commerce, said his organization could be both an advocate and a publicist for Cultural Connections and its members. We pride ourselves in being able to step in and help as advisors and help organizations put the best foot for ward, he said. A posporos encouraged A nna Maria Island arts groups to coordinate with L ongboat Key groups. T o my way of thinking, the barrier islands ought to be working together a lot more. Representatives from the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau also offered assistance to the Island group. Cultural Connections founding members include AGAMI, the Anna Maria Island Art League, the Studio at G ulf and P ine, the Island P layers, the A nna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, Off-Stage Ladies, the A nna Maria Island Historical S ociety, the G ulf Coast Writers and Island Gallery West.
14 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER County continues Coquina construction offshore from Coquina Beach Sept. 12, is part of a reefconstruction project. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A reef construction project is under way offshore at Coquina Beach, part of a broad renourishment project that began last spring. T he first phase of renourishment work involved pumping sand to Coquina Beach from a borrow area in T ampa Bay. The second phase involves the 4-acre reef construction, which is mitigation for the burying of nearshore bottom during the sand-pumping in the spring. T he rock for the reef is coming from a quarry in Missouri. A t the same time that the county-contracted reef work is taking place, a crew is on the shore at Coquina sifting rock from the renourishment sand. T he rock-removal should continue for at least another month. T he county also is preparing for phase three of the 2011 renourishment project, the installation of a geotube described as a sand-packed sock or a sand sausage beach erosion. Additionally, a contractor with the county is at work renovating the beach concession at Coquina. The remodeling of the Coquina Beach concession should be completed by January 2012, said Cindy T urner, director of the county parks and recreation department. T he county is handling the renovations required to bring the structure into compliance with codes, while the concessionaire, United P ark S ervices, is handling improvements, such as the range hood installation, the patio covering, retail shelving, lighting, displays, signage and outdoor seating. changes in menu and a broadening of services, T urner said. U PS also has plans to book entertainment for the Coquina Beach concession stand, although it is a smaller venue than the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, the UPS operation at Manatee Public Beach. A t Coquina, T urner said, U PS is planning to offer kayak rentals on the bayside of the park. They will also have a mobile concession operating to the far ends of Coquina beach. A small gift shop will be located in the existing building shell and the patio will be vastly improved. T hey also have plans for a wedding gazebo. UPS assures us that they are here for the long haul and plan to navigate the approval processes of the various state and local entities as called for, and will patiently and logically approach each of these tasks over the next several years. In renovating the concession stand, the county will keep the buildings existing footprint, but raise the ceil ing. We all wish that the building could be larger, but present beachfront development rules make it prohibi tively expensive to change the footprint of the building, T urner said. During the renovation, the concession is operating from a trailer. Bradenton Beach explores transit options By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beachs commercial district is getting consideration at city hall. T he goal, said Mayor Bob Bartelt, would be to reduce A meeting on the issue took place S ept. 13, with of T ransportation representatives gathered. DO T project manager Jan P arham and commuter services manager Christine Diaz talked about available state assistance grant money, consulting services and organizing an Island commuter program. Parham said car-pooling and other alternative transportation initiatives are both environmental and economical. Diaz said the free southwest Florida commuter ser vices program could assist Bradenton Beach businesses with getting employees thinking about alternative ways to get to work, which in turn would free up parking for business customers. T he state, Diaz said, operates a database, where employees could register for car-pooling or park-and-ride options. DO T would analyze schedules and match riders with car-pool drivers, as well as offer reimbursement for emergency rides. What happens if someone needs an emergency ride home? If someone got off early and someone else was stranded? We would reimburse. Maybe another employee could provide a ride. Or a local cab company. Diaz also offered to work with Bradenton Beach effort to reduce the number of vehicles on the road and in parking lots. S he recommended a kick-off event, hosted by the city and Bradenton Beach businesses, so workers could inquire about commuter options and register for ser vices. We need to know who is out there and what services they need, Diaz said. I would suggest some kind of event where we could all come together an employee fun day. T he commuter services program already involves dozens of businesses in the DOTs 12-county southwest region, from Bealls to U S F P olytechnic, and includes some Island businesses, including A nna Maria Island Resorts. The program was launched in 2007. creating a park-and-ride lot at Coquina Bayside. Workers, under the much-discussed transit plan, would reach stores and restaurants in downtown Bradenton Beach via a tram or 14-passenger cart. Visitors would also use the cart to reach the Bridge Street area. T he carts partly would travel alongside G ulf Drive and complement the fare-free Island trolley, said tour T eitelbaum. T he trolleys get stuck in traffic during the peak season. Its like the Long Island Expressway, T eiteltheir 20-minute schedule because it is packed, bumper to bumper. makes grant money available for vehicle purchases, but not low-speed carts such as those proposed to take passengers off-road in Bradenton Beach. It would be for a small bus or small van, she said of the state transportation grant. We dont fund golf carts. Because of safety reasons, we couldnt purchase anything like that. S he suggested investigating federal energy programs for grant opportunities. The city of A von Park this year received more than $100,000 in federal grant money to purchase an electric cial said the grant was for city staff vehicles, not public transportation.HB looks at limited cart accessBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter While Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine told city attorney P atricia P etruff hes not considering the addition of any more streets to the current list of roads that golf carts can drive on, Commissioner David Zac cagnino wants to discuss the problem with the chief. The problem, said Zaccagnino, is that none of the streets that allow operation of unlicensed golf carts are south of the Gulf and East Bay drives intersection. That prohibits all unlicensed golf cart owners on the south side of the city from using those vehicles to drive to P ublix and other nearby businesses for shopping. City attorney Patricia Petruff reported to commissioners at their S ept. 13 meeting that all the streets that permit the operation of unlicensed golf carts are in the northern part of the city. Romine does not recommend adding any more streets, she said, until the Florida Department of T ransportation issues a permit for a Gulf Drive crossing will be issued, Zaccagnino, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and Commissioner P at Morton said theyve been hearing that from the DOT for years and still no permit has been issued. Bohnenberger said when the commission in 2003 approved the ordinance allowing unlicensed golf carts to operate on some city streets, it intentionally left out any streets in south Holmes Beach. S ome people wanted streets for golf carts on both sides of G ulf Drive to get to P ublix or a convenience store, but that would mean crossing G ulf Drive, the mayor said. Crossing G ulf Drive S tate Road 789 in an PLEASE SEE HB GOLF CART, PAGE 17
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The Holmes Beach Police Department investigated a report of an aggravated battery involving multiple intoxicated people outside Martiniville. 43-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested on warrant for a probation violation. glary. The HBPD took a report from a man who said his vehicle was burglarized and that someone removed prescription pain medicine and a credit card. burglary. The HBPD investigated a report of the theft of HBPD responds to bar ght The Holmes Beach Police Department responded late outside Martiniville. called to Martiniville at about 11:35 p.m. and found a 26-year-old woman, her face covered in blood, lying in the road. that the injured woman had been engaged in a mobile phone conversation on the patio at Martiniville and they told her to chill out and not be a Debbie downer. The woman then became irate when a Martiniville bouncer asked her to move from the patio. Both the woman and her 28-year-old boyfriend yelled racial slurs at the bouncer. apparently over lost car keys, according to HBPD. Two witnesses said the injured woman fell in the road The report indicated that no one involved in the incident wanted to pursue charges.County seeks calendar photosThe Manatee County Natural Resources Department is asking photographers to provide images for the 2012 Manatee County calendar. The county is seeking photo submissions that showcase the landscape, interesting features, wildlife and plants at its many preserves. Photographs of people are acceptable as long as they also feature the preserves. Selected photos will be included in the calendar and photographers will be given credit for their work. The calendar is provided free to visitors and residents of Manatee County. Photo submissions must be taken at the following preserves: Emerson Point, Duette, Robinson, Rye, Jiggs Landing, Headwaters, Neal, Ungarelli, Perico or Riverview Pointe. Photos must be in .jpg format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and include the preserve location and name of the photographer. Submissions must be received by Sept. 30. E-mail images to Nicholas Azzara at nicholas.azzara@ mymanatee.or g or submit images on a CD, marked attention: Nicholas Azzara, at the county administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. For more information, call Azzara at 941-7453771. a new queen-size comforter from a garage. The HBPD investigated the theft of a tailgate from a was valued at $500. without a license. The HBPD responded to an accident involving two motorists, one allegedly rear-ended another. The report stated that one motorist was arrested for driving without a license, a misdemeanor. The HBPD responded to a call about two injured squirrels, which were rescued by Wildlife Inc. atee Fire Rescue and HBPD responded to a gas leak, which required an evacuation of the building. from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.
16 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER Whats up at BSB? Monday, Sept. 26 Breakfast: Lunch: Tidbits. Tuesday, Sept. 27 Breakfast: Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Corn Dog, Macaroni and Cheese, Wednesday, Sept. 28 Breakfast: Lunch: Thursday, Sept. 29 Breakfast: Lunch: Mashed Potatoes, Cucumber Coins, Friday, Sept. 30 Breakfast: Lunch: Apricots, Fruit Slushie. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AME plans candlelight evening on Peace Day 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 By Diana Bogan Islander Reporter The halls of Anna Maria Elementary will be lined with peace-themed art created by international students, and the lawn will be lined with student-designed luminaries when the school holds its annual Peace Day celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. The impetus for AMEs celebration of International Peace Day is closely tied to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. On that morning, AME welcomed Nicole and ferred to the Island from a school in New York City. celebration will carry a theme of hope and light. AME school counselor Cindi Harrison said that more than 300 luminary bags created by students will line the campus and will be lit for the evening celebration by members of the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club. Light plays an important role in this years celebraIve talked to students about sharing the light they carry within themselves. I tell kindergartners they have a magic spark inside and that we all have things we can do to make the world a better place. Each luminary will represent a students spark. Students also will sing songs of light and hope. At This year music teacher Krissy Kerber is adding a few Peace. Several AME graduates are returning to participate in the celebration. Holly and Trina Rizzo will sing the national anthem. Other AME grads in the Manatee High School drum line and cheerleading squad will lead the Community organizations also are getting involved. The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra will have a trio of musicians performing. The Island Rotarians are partnering again with the school and will provide guest speakers. Harrison said the schools peace pole, which was refurbishing. It stands in the schools peace garden with the message let peace prevail on Earth written in several languages. The Rotary Club has refurbished the peace pole to help mark the 10th anniversary. The peace pole has grounded the school, said Harwith students about making good choices, both academically and socially. The highlight of the evening will be the release of 9/11. Harrison said representatives from the West Manatee Fire Rescue, Holmes Beach Police Department, AME staff, parents, Island Rotarians and military veterans will Harrison said the balloons are biodegradable, and, The Parent-Teacher Organization is providing dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. It also will conduct a brief budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. We want everyone to think about what they can do to contribute in making things better, said Harrison. It feels good to have responded to 9/11 with something positive. When we began our peace day celebration we had the focus and faith that our future can be better and we still have that faith. Our kids have the power to make change. The public is invited to attend the events. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.AME calendar Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings: media center. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525. Parking for Peace Day The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is opening its two parking lots to those attending the Anna Maria Elementary Schools Peace Day celebration. The celebration is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, on the front lawn of the campus at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The church has a parking lot on Gulf Drive at 45th Street, as well as a larger lot on Second Avenue behind the church. Both lots are within walking distance to the school. The evening peace celebration will feature music, play created by students. The AME Parent-Teacher Organization will be serving pizza starting at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. 2010 Peace Day parade. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
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S imilar electric vehicles must have tags, lights, be insured and operated only by someone with a valid drivers license T hese low-speed vehicles are only permitted on streets with a 25-mph speed limit or lower, Petruff said, and that excludes Manatee A venue. Even if a crossing is built on Gulf Drive at East Bay Drive, there is still no access to it for an unlicensed golf cart in south Holmes Beach east of G ulf Drive, P etruff observed. S he said an access road could possibly be built through a small area of G rassy P oint behind Mike N orman Realty that connects with A venue C, but that will cost money. G etting golf carts across G ulf Drive south of E ast Bay Drive has been a problem for years, said Commissioner Pat Morton. Zaccagnino and Morton asked for Romine to attend a commission work session to discuss the matter and P etruff pointed out that the city charter designates the Commission Chair S andy Haas-Martens said she would ask the chief to attend an upcoming work session to discuss possibilities while awaiting the DOT permit. reading of an ordinance to amend the comprehensive plan use map and designating the land-use as recreation open space. rezoning G rassy P oint from single-family residential and medium-density residential to the conservation zoning district. T he ordinance added public rest rooms and roads as permitted uses. HB cart-approved streets Holmes Beach allows unlicensed golf carts to operate on certain city streets, all north of Manatee A venue. Those streets are: of Palm Drive. Mexico. Street. Gulf. Introducing DC3Audra Lanzaro is the new deputy clerk No. 3 at Bradenton Beach City Hall. The Bradenton resident, who formerly worked for the Manatee will handle city deposits and receipts, records and meeting minutes. Lanzaro is taking the position vacated earlier in Septem Islander Photo: Lisa NeffAM ghts hunger moved to action after watching a television special a small amount of funding, can halt the starvation of millions of kids in Africa. She decided to put together the product. The paste is made in Rhode Island and accepted at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
18 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER Nesting by the numbers As of Sept. 16, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting: Number of turtle nests: 147 Number of false crawls: 139 Number of hatchlings to the sea: 7,633 Number of hatched nests: 117 Read The Islander each week to follow developments during nesting season. (941) 778-6641(941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FULL LIQUOR AND DINING SERVICE Come check out our super NEW menu! WELL BLOW YOU AWAY! 941.778.5788 OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE! Soft Ser Frozen Y CELEBRA TING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez Rd. tezSINCE 1984 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! PLUS STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES!Weddings, too! Green sea turtles trek from beach to GulfBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter About 200 people gathered on the shore of Coquina Beach to wish bon voyage to 100 green sea turtle hatchlings Sept. 12. The tiny turtles emerged from a nest near Sixth Street South in Bradenton Beach the night before, but were disoriented by lights on a barge anchored to the northwest. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers collected the hatchlings for release at sunset Sept. 12. More than 100 loggerhead sea turtle nests are laid on Anna Maria Island beaches each summer, but the last known green nest on the Island was laid in 2002. So to see the green sea turtle hatchlings released to the sea was a rare occurrence for those gathered, including the AMITW crowd. I can only say it was a beautiful experience, said Marie Shriner of Lakewood Ranch. Poetic. I begged my mom to come, said Amy Shriner, 8. And she kind of cried. The green sea turtle named for the green color of species, both on U.S. and international protection lists. The adult typically weighs 240-420 pounds and easily into the palm of a hand. A hatchling weighs about .05 pounds and measures 2 inches long. Green turtles, which are herbivores, stay near the coastline, especially in areas with seagrass beds, and are rarely observed in the open ocean. Important feeding areas in Florida include the Indian River Lagoon, the Florida Keys, Florida Bay, Homosassa, Crystal River, Cedar Key and St. Joseph Bay. In U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters, the turtles are found in inshore and nearshore waters from Texas to Massachusetts, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. An adult female nests about every two years, nesting about 3-5 times per season and laying about 100 eggs per nest, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. This factoid left some AMITW volunteers and envianother green sea turtle nest in 2013. LEFT: A crowd awaits the release of green sea turtle hatchlings at Coquina Beach green sea turtles await their Photos: Lisa Neff lings are released to crawl from Coquina Beach to the Gulf of Mexico. A green sea turtle hatchling that was released to the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 12.
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 21, 2011 19 Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 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? OM A PIZZA& ITALIAN RESTAURANT Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza $100 OFFAny Size PizzaFREE DELIVERY! Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza ON VACATION! Reopening Sept. 29. 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. 28, 2011 SUMMER HOURS 11:30-9:30 THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY. Retail Fish Market 119 Turn at 119 WE HAVE LIVE BLUE CRABS! 119 th Turn at 119 th always the best! Karen Riley-LoveNew museum manager hired Karen Riley-Love of Cortez is set to assume the site managers duties at the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez in early October. In the village of Cortez, the maritime museum provides a common thread in the stories of the community: to preserve the past and teach future generations, she said. Riley-Love, who freelances for The Islander a vacancy created by the Labor Day departure of Ryan Murphy, who replaced longtime manager Roger Allen. The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Courts historical resources department oversees the museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, working closely with the volunteerdriven Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage. The site manager coordinates and promotes museum plays a role in the preservation and restoration of museum property including artifacts and buildings, organizes special events, provides administrative assistance to FISH and the Cortez Village Historical Society and assists the historical resources director and deputy director. Riley-Love, who has a masters in adult education, has worked at IMG Academies since 2009. Her resume shows experience as an English teacher, an events coordinator, an operations manager and a sailor. My family lives in Cortez, and has since my daughter was four months old, Riley-Love said. So it is important to our family to preserve the unique history of Cortez. This is my dream job, as it combines maritime history with education. Islander heads to D.C. for summit like the one she made in memory of her father-in-law ceremony Sept. 27 in Washington, D.C. Islander Photo: Cancer survivor, American Cancer Society volunteer and Holmes Beach resident Nancy Ambrose will be the voice of cancer patients and their families Sept. 25-28, when she meets with Floridas congressional representatives in the nations capital. Each year, one volunteer from each U.S. congressional district attends the ACS Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., to receive information, training and to participate in legislative meetings with Senate and House members. This year ACS CAN also will hold a special event on the National Mall featuring a sea of banners from across the country. A banner from Anna Maria Island with logos from local businesses will be displayed at the event by Ambrose. She is seeking businesses interested in displaying their logo as a sign of support for the need for cancer funding. Individuals can sign the banner for a $10 donation, which includes membership in ACS CAN. Ambrose also is excited about the Lights of Hope event that will culminate the Celebrate with Action Lobby Day. This ceremony, she said, will help lawmakers understand the importance of cancer research by honoring and remembering all our loved ones who have faced cancer. Islanders can be a part of this event by creating a Light of Hope luminary bag to honor a loved one. For a $10 donation to ACS CAN, Ambrose will provide luminaries to be included in the Light of Hope to D.C. ceremony Sept. 27. Participants can create their own at Creations by L at 5500 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call Ambrose at 941-799-2181 or 941-518-4431. Islanders John ODonnell and Jill Capparelli sign the Anna Maria With Action event Beach on Saturday. The Anna Maria event.
20 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER Prices sta rt at just $15/ho ur pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Ca pta in Don Meilne rHave fun c rs! Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. Kathleen DSailing CatamaranEgmont Key Shelling & Snorkeling Sails Sunset Sails / Day Sails / Private Charters Sailing from Mar Vista / Seafood Shack / Mattisons Riverside 941-870-4349 kathleend.net AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u Soccer jamboree day kicks off fall soccer season Billsh tournament set for Sept. 23-25 nament has been rescheduled from Labor Day weekend and will take place Sept. 23-25. A captains meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, S ept. 23, at Rotten Ralphs waterfront Restaurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Fishing begins at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and ends at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. S cales open at 6 p.m. and weigh-in ends at 8 p.m. on S unday at G alati Yacht S ales, 900 S Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Rotten Ralphs will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers at the weigh-in. For more information, call T om Verdensky at 727-439-7945 or Jill Foraker at 727-422-6420. Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter T he A nna Maria Island Community Centers adult soccer league kicked off S ept. 15 with four games, while the youth soccer program held off until S ept. 17 for a full day of mini games for kids in divisions for ages 4-17. The recreational youth league gets going for real on Sept. 21 and continues until the end of November, when champions will be crowned in four age divisions. T he adult league got a competitive start when Jessies to a 3-3 tie in the season opener. Aaron Duduks, Robert McClughlin and Sean Sanders scored goals for Jessies, while Mike Brusso, Zach G illiland and A my T alucci notched goals for Meilner. T he second game of the evening saw E uphemia Haye take a 3-0 win over Florida Discount Sign behind two goals from P aul Heyward and one goal from Ryan Hogan. S ato Real E state grabbed a 5-2 victory over Island P est Control in the third game of the evening behind a pair of goals from Matt Plummer and a goal apiece from Josh S ato, Rich Bell and S tephen P erry. E nrico Bissert scored both goals for Pest Control in the loss. Wash Family Construction by a 7-3 score. Former Manatee High soccer player E mily A rgeros and G reg Ross scored two goals apiece, while E ric Howe and T oby Wickland scored one goal each in the victory. Brett Laudicinia, S cott Macy and Jessica Macy scored a goal each for Wash in the loss. online at www.islander.org. Adult basketball starts up, too T he A nna Maria Island Community Centers adult basketball league got started with three games Sept. 13. ern Greens by a 55-34 score. Aaron Duduks led the way for A gnelli with 35 points, while N ate Coleman added 14 points. Will L angstons 4 points and 2 points from T yler Krauss completed the Agnelli scoring in the victory. Kevin Austin and Robby Bennett scored 15 points apiece to lead S outhern G reens, which also received 2 points apiece from Chuck McCracken and Wayne Grant in the loss. Bowes Imaging edged the Sun 42-40 in the second game of the night behind 16 points from T yler Bekkerus and 11 points from Mikeal Kasten. Nick Schweitzers 6 points, 5 points from Mark T empleton and 4 points from Steven A yers rounded out the Bowes scoring in the win. Jarell Queensberry nailed six 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 22 points to lead the S un in the loss. L arry Berkery added 11 points, while Chris S mith and E rica Smith chipped in with 2 points apiece in the loss. The last game of the night saw Unique Mobile Detailing defeat Beach to Bay Construction 55-44. Jonathan Moss led the way with 21 points, while Justin Jones and Brent Moss added 9 points apiece. Ryan Moss chipped in with 7 points for 7 Mobile Detailing, which also received 4 and 3 points from Jason and Josh Sato respectively, while L indsey Weaver completed the scoring with 2 points. N ick Diaz paced Beach to Bay with 19 points, while Scott Eason and T ommy T yrell added 9 points apiece. Chuck Bucky, G eorge Imes and Shawn Kaleta completed the scoring with 2 poins each in the loss. an inaugural First Reponders golf tournament to benS arasota and Manatee counties in remembrance of the events of 9/11. We all share in the pain and devastation of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. As we remember the victims and survivors of this national tragedy, I feel it is important we also responders in our own communities. said Michael Well, The First Responders T ournament will be at Har S aturday, Oct. 1. T here will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start with a maximum of 120 players. E ntry fee is $100 per person and players may sign up individually or as a four some. T o sign up or for more information, contact director of golf T erry OHara at 941-387-1631 or e-mail terry. email@example.com. Horseshoe news T wo teams emerged from pool play during Sept. 17 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Sam S amuels and Ron P epka jumped out to a 13-2 lead before hanging on for an exciting 23-19 victory over Jeff Moore and George McKay. S ept. 14 horseshoe action. Larry Livrago and John John son rolled past Jerry Disbrow and Ron Pepka by a 21-12 score. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and S aturday at the A nna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. taurant sponsored spirit for the judges of Spirit Week fan competition at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League Day Sept. 17. Youth soccer teams played mini games and enjoyed refreshments and food at the center to start off the fall soccer season. Islander Photo: Karen RileyLove stop on Island Real Estate Tyler Brewers goal shot in a warmup mini-game Sept. 17 for the Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer League fall season. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love
THE ISLANDER SEPT. 21, 2011 21 PLEASE SEE FISHING, PAGE 23 Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Sept. 21 5:49 2.4 10:16 1.7 2:17p 0.5 Sept. 22 7:22 2.4 10:33 1.8 12:48 1.6 3:16 0.4 Sept. 23 8:47 2.5 10:51 1.9 2:25 1.5 4:04 0.4 Sept. 24 9:56 2.6 11:09 2.0 3:32 1.3 4:45 0.5 Sept. 25 10:57 2.6 11:27 2.2 4:27 1.0 5:21 0.6 Sept. 26 11:53 2.6 11:48 2.3 5:17 0.7 5:54 0.8 Sept. 27 12:48 2.5 6:06 0.4 6:22 1.0 new Sept. 28 12:13 2.5 1:44 2.3 6:55 0.1 6:49 1.2 Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE DEALS! 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For instance, S panish mackerel will torpedo clear out of the water to chase bait, while bonito roll on the top, similar to tarpon. N o matter what kind of school you pull up to in a have a full live-well of shiners, youll be able to catch every species mentioned. A nd you can produce the same results using lures, a silver spoon or white jigs. youre doing everything right, try looking at what bait or bonito are feeding on glass minnows, its harder to get them to eat your bait. T hey seem to dial in on the minnows and dont much care for anything else. If this happens, you can wait until theyre done and then present your bait, or you can scale down to a small crappie jig that mimics a glass minnow. Remember, among all of this activity in the water from all of these different migratory species, also comes the blacktip and spinner sharks. Watch for sharks patrolling the edges of mackerel and these schools can be some of the best catch-and-release T hese sharks are abundant, aggressive and hungry. What an ideal combination. Most of these sharks are in the 5to 6-foot range but, bigger sharks, such as bulls and hammerheads, are not uncommon. Gear up accord ingly. will run through N ov. 16. T argeting gag grouper in water close to shore, fishers are still catching keeper fish, although just barely. Most inshore gags are still juvenile in size. Near the last week of the gag season, we should the winter. Remember, the minimum size for gag grouper is 22 inches and you can keep two per person. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing the early-morning S panish mackerel bite improving by the day. L arge schools of S panish sardines have engulfed the pier, which in turn is luring in the macks. You also can while on the mack attack. Flounder also are making an appearance at the pier. S ork recommends using S panish sardines or white bait out and dragging your bait back to the pier on the bottom. structures. You may want to try casting under the pier and dragging the bait out. Guide Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel charters is He likes to slowly and quietly sneak up to his spot, anchor and then begin chumming with live shiners to attract the the norm. Mangrove snapper are getting a good look at the inside of Johnstons boat, too. Fishing by small boat wrecks and bridges, Johnston is free-lining live shiners or shrimp for mangrove snapper with good results. Shalyou have to be stealthy. T hose little snapper are smart and will stop biting after 10 or 15 minutes. If this happens, Johnston likes to scale down his leader size as well as hook size. He also feels that shrimp are working better than shiners right now. On the Gulf side of the Island, Johnston is catch Again, Johnston likes to anchor and chum with live bait are being caught there, too. L ive select shrimp are the ticket to lure these two tasty species to your hook. Mangrove snapper are around the pilings of the pier. S mall shiners or live shrimp are producing the bite, although most of the snapper are on the small side. S panish mackerel are coming by the pier in packs, crappie jigs and silver spoons are working to get that bite going. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is tar L ower T ampa Bay and upper S arasota Bay. Its nice by chumming with live shiners. On the lower tides, G ross looks around large, shallow S potted sea trout in the slot-size are being caught aboard Gross boat although sometimes his clients have to reel up a dozen in order to get a keeper. Most of the bigger ones mixed in, says Gross. Mangrove snapper in the 12to 14-inch range are hitting small shiners weighted with a split shot. A ny small gests chumming with shiners to get the mangos chewing behind the boat. Last, but not least, you guessed it: Gross is catching S panish mackerel just off the beaches of A nna Maria Island using shiners for bait. He likes to call the big ones baseball bats because of their shape. T o attain this status, the mackerel must be considerably long, as well as fattened up from gorging themselves on bait. There are as many as you want out there, says Gross. Capt. Warren Girle is taking advantage of calm seas inches are being caught on live shiners. While offshore, G irle is encountering schools of S panish mackerel and blue runners. Moving in a little closer on nearshore struc dragged on the bottom are producing this bite. turbed water a disruption on the surface resulting from stick out like a sore thumb. Dont be fooled by a school
22 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER Joses featured on TV, nally Joses Real Cuban Food, 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, was originally scheduled to be on TV June 6 as part of the Food Channel Network show Diners, Driveins and Dives. But the network kept rescheduling the air date, and restaurant-owner Jose Baserva began to wonder if the segment would ever be televised. Baserva said last week that the network told him it Sept. 30. T he S ept. 30 segment will be shown locally at 9 p.m. on BrightHouse channel 56 and Verizon channel 164. Baserva said he learned from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives host G uy Fieri that the Food N etwork selected his restaurant after it received more than a dozen e-mails in one week raving about the real Cuban food served at Joses. Joses is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. For more information on Joses, call 941-7954898.Restaurteurs dream bruschetta bar realized When Joe DeNegris closed his Italian deli and to-go restaurant on Marina Drive in Holmes Beach several years ago, he thought he was retiring for the second time in his life. He had already operated an Italian restaurant in Connecticutt that he sold in the early 1980s to retire to Anna Maria Island. But De N egris loves food and preparing food. By 2009 boredom again set in and he decided to get back in the restaurant business, the only business he has ever known. He re-opened Island Gourmet up the street from the former deli to 5910 Marina Drive, and quickly saw many of his former customers return, along with a new following. Now, his life-long dream of a bruschetta bar is a real ity. He has 24 specialty bruschetta creations, and customA bruschetta is a slice of oven-roasted Italian bread rubbed with garlic and topped with virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and other toppings. De N egris prepares each of his bruschettas to order. I spent 45 years in the restaurant business and never saw a bruschetta bar that had fresh bruschetta. Other places make bruschetta and keep it frozen or buy them pre-made. Here, we make them fresh every day. T he bruschetta bar is in addition to Island G ourmets full-service dining room and wine bar. Island G ourmet also provides catering service and the restaurant can be reserved for parties, such as wedding No supermarket plan for new Walgreens the site-plan for the Walgreens under construction in the Anna Maria Island Centre on East Bay Drive the scope of the current Walgreens in the same shopping plaza. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin receptions, birthdays, bridal showers or anniversaries. A take-out menu is available, as are specialty pizzas. T he summer take-out and delivery business kept De N egris busy, he said. Im staying busy. I hope I can do another 45 years, he said with a smile as he took a bite of just-made basil and goat cheese bruschetta. Island Gourmet is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily except Sunday. Lunch is offered in season. For more information, call 941-778-0333.AMI chamber prepares mixer, golf outing The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business card exchange from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, S ept. 28, at Mike N orman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. A dmission is $5, and members are encouraged to bring a guest. The chamber also has a few spots left for its annual golf tournament that tees off at 11:30 a.m. Monday, S ept. 26, at the Bradenton Country Club. All proceeds from the four-player scramble tournaschool seniors who plan to major in business at college. A n awards ceremony, auction and banquet will be held at the club following the tournament. For more information on the business card exchange or the golf tournament, call 941-778-1541.LBK chamber serves free breakfast T he L ongboat Key/ L ido Key/ S t. A rmands Circle Chamber of Commerce will host a free Biz and Breakfast event from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. T uesday, Sept. 27, at the Breakfast is provided by Jim S eaton of L ongboat Biz break for breakfastEnjoying the AMI held Sept. 14 at the Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, are, from left, Gregory Hayes of Higher Standards, Danny Wood of Edward Jones and Bill Jennewine from Evergreen Air. Islander Photo: Toni LyonThats Italian gourmetJoe DeNigris displays some of the 24 specialty Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin artwork, which was introduced at the 12th & East Thursday open house. Musician Trevor Bystrom and artist Cheeta performed and refreshments and food were served. Islander Photo: Toni Lyon Limousine at no charge to members, although reservations are requested. T he L BK chamber also will hold a N etworking at N oon event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. T hursday, S ept. 22, at Flemings S teakhouse and Wine, 2001 S iesta Drive, Sarasota. Cost of the lunch is $25 for member and $30 for non-members. For more information or reservations for the events, call 941-383-2466.Chamber awards T he A nna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its small, medium and large business of the year awards. A nyone can nominate a business, including the owner or manager. N omination forms are available at the chamber firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 1. Presentation of the awards will be at the chambers annual installation dinner N ov. 7 at the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-778-1541.Realty raves Island Real E state, 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, has named A lan G alletto as its top listing agent for August, while Kathleen White received the top sales agent award. love to hear your news. Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978, fax your news to 866-362-9821, or e-mail us at news@
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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. the early morning, Girle is using top-water baits, such as the Sebile Stick shad and the Rapala Skitterwalk. As the sun gets higher in the sky, Girle switches to plastic baits on a jig head. Hes getting good results using the Exude Dart by Mister T wister. Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the S unshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says, Everyone is happy to see that Spanish mackerel are back. Schools of hungry macks have begun a full assault and scaled sardines are literally jumping out of the water to escape the razor-sharp teeth of the ravenous mackerel. spoons, Gotcha plugs, white crappie jigs and, of course, live bait are producing a bite. If you throw 10 times, says Medley, eight out of 10 times will result in a mackerel. A long with the catch of mackerel are jack crevalle per bite. Fish up to 18 inches are being caught under the pier using cut bait or live shrimp. Fishers using shrimp der. Capt. S am Kimball of L egend Charters is offshore greater distances offshore are attainable, resulting in a wider variety of species. T o start, Kimball is catching three different varieties of snapper. Mangrove, yellowtail and lane snapper are proving to be abundant on deeper ledges and structure. Mangrove snapper up to 5 pounds are being reeled up, as well as respectable sizes of yellowtails and lanes. Limits of gag grouper are being caught on both live shinstrong, too. Fish in the 7-pound range are the average, are patrolling offshore structures. A lot of times, youll get bit on the drop to the bottom for grouper, says Kimeither, says Kimball. FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22Paul H. Ridgdill P aul H. Ridgdill, 93, of Bradenton, died S ept. 10. He was born S ept. 29, 1917, in Mulberry, Fla., to the late with his family to Bradenton at the age of 2. Mr. Ridgdill served with the U. S A rmy A ir Corps during World War II, and was the former owner of Ridgdill P lumbing in Bradenton for more than 30 years. He served on the Bradenton City Council from 1976-86, and also served as vice-mayor of the city for several of those years. He was a member of the Bradenton Kiwanis and Lions Clubs, Florida Plumbers Association and the First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, where he served as a deacon. He spent his retirement years with wife Mary on A nna Maria Island enjoying countless hours with his daughters and their children. T he family received friends S ept. 16 at S hannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee A ve. W., Bradenton. A celebration of life was held Sept. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee A ve. W., Bradenton. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Fogartyville Cemetery in Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to either the S outh Florida Museum or First Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Mr. Ridgdill is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Armstrong; daughters Rosemary and Ron Carlson of Bradenton, P atty and Dave Hall of P almetto, S andy and David L ivingston of E llenton, and Barbara and Dave Bjorklund of Jupiter; brother Frank and wife Jill of T ampa; sister Jeanne Fenton of Bradenton; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront home built in 1969 on a 91x100 lot was sold 08/30/11, Fitz to Mason for $610,000; list $675,000. sfur 3bed/3bath/1car duplex built in 1974 on a 50x100 lot was sold 09/02/11, DHJLR Properties LLC to Serdy Properties LLC for $525,000. 2312 Gulf Drive, N., Unit 109, Sunset T errace, Brafront condo built in 1982 was sold 08/31/11, Brothers Beach Property LLC to Jackson Florida Properties LLC for $362,500; list $389,500. sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1957 on a 85x125 lot was sold 08/31/11, Hatch to Norris for $337,500; list $359,000. 111 36th S t., Unit A 36th S treet Coastal Cottages, with pool built in 1937 was sold 08/29/11, Mek P roperties LLC to Broyles for $327,000; list $325,000. 243 17th S t. N ., Unit 10, Bradenton Beach Club, condo with shared pools built in 2003 was sold 08/29/11, Bank of the Ozarks to BBC Condo LLC for $325,000. 303 P ine A ve., A nna Maria, a vacant 104x72 lot was sold 08/31/11, P ineapple Corner LL C to A J N G olden Shores of Florida LLC for $320,000. 5608 G ulf Drive, Unit 105, S un P laza West, Holmes shared pool and tennis court built in 1981 was sold 08/30/11, Fam LLC to Thompson for $290,000; list $299,900. Ridgdill
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BLACK LEATHER DESK chair on wheels, $15, futon, 78-inches long, white frame, $80, two antique barstools, white shabby-chic, both, $30. 863-944-4879. NEW SEA MIST green carpet, $75 or best. 941792-8685. BABY STROLLER, GRACO with car seat, manual. Paid $275, now $40. 941-795-8359. TV: ORION, COLOR, 19-inch, $15, TV, nine-inch with swivel base, $10, 941-795-8359. CREDENZA: SOLID OAK, like-new, $100 rm. 941-778-3920. LEATHER COUCH: BLACK, excellent condition, $100 rm. China cabinet, solid walnut, $100 rm, 941-778-3920. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. KENMORE LIKE NEW black frig/freezer/icemaker. New 2008. $195. 941-778-1102. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE INDIVIDUALS MAY advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classi firstname.lastname@example.org fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. 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26 SEPT. 21, 2011 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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 HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941778-2316 or 941-730-3228. JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced. House painting, pressure washing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941-224-0344. METRO DOOR AND Supply: Entry doors, French, sliders, interior doors, glass inserts. Professional installation. 941-730-1399. 34221doors.com. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc. com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 7502,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. 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. RENTALS Continued 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. 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. VACATION RENTAL WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, DOCK, pool, sunroom, laundry, annual-seasonal. 941-779-9074. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!SINCE 1957 Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker 941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250 E-mail email@example.com Web site www.annamariareal.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 firstname.lastname@example.org MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978B EACH-FRON T H O M E E X C EPTION AL VIEWS from this updated, 3 BR/ 2.5 BA, elevated home located right on the beach. Granite counters in kitchen, newer furnishings, large open porch facing the Gulf of Mexico. $1,150,000. REDUCED RENTALS Continued SMALL PRIVATE ROOM: North Longboat Key. Washer and dryer, utilities included. $130/week. 941-383-4856. 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. LARGE REMODELED 2BR/1BA, garage and deck. Walk to beach. $1,400/month includes all utilities. First, last and security. 941-779-2131. WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, DOCK, pool, sunroom, laundry, annual-seasonal. 941-779-9074 or 703587-4675. ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED while our beach house is being built. 2-3BR. Anna Maria preferred. 813-690-1522. ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen, 813-377-6864. OFFICE FOR RENT: $350/month. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach. 941-794-8202. SUPER CUTE 1BR/1BA, one block to beach and bay, walk to pier, restaurants. $750/month. Bradenton Beach. 941-447-4843. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com. Skipper & Associates Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes BeachCell: 941-780-8000Island area native and full-time Realtor with 14+ years experience. Go to my website for all MLS listings and Island Info! www.IslandAnnaMaria.com CELEBRATING 20 YEARS G u l f B a y R e a l t y o f A n n a M a r i a Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-7244 Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc.
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