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Astheworld Terns say, Save the goose. Page 6Ame fall fest. Page 23The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org MeetingsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Ranked Floridas Crabby season. Page 26 Streetlife VOLUME 19, NO. 50 Islander countdown: 3 weeks to 20 years Nov. 9 OCT. 19, 2011 FREE Connelly released from jail. Page 3 market. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 August tourism jumps 11 percent. Page 5 Local legislative agenda in works. Page 18 BB updates newsrack ordinance. Page 11 Community events, announcements. Pages 12-13 Islander calendar: Goings on. Page 14 Bayfest hightlights: Page 16 Island police blotter. Page 19 Page 20 Fishing: Migratory species arrive. Page 25 PLEASE SEE CRACKDOWN, PAGE 3 Election 2011. Page 8 Rescuers receive heroes reception By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter They are remarkable. Exceptional. Inspirational. The adjectives flowed in the Holmes Beach City Hall commission chambers Oct. 12, when local mayors honored the six friends who rescued C.J. Wickersham, 21, of Longboat Key, from the Gulf of Mexico after a bull shark ripped open his leg. The gathering, organized by Islander publisher Bonner Joy, brought mayors Jim Brown of Longboat Key, Mike Selby of Anna Maria, Bob Bartelt of Bradenton Beach and Rich Bohnenberger of Holmes Beach together to the podium to praise C.J.s Heroes and dedicate Oct. 12 to their heroics. You are remarkable people, Bohnenrescuers Oceanna Beard, Connor Bystrom, Kiera Dunn, Max Gazzo, Katie Mattas and Lee White. in the chambers. Behind them, parents, grandparents, siblings and Island well-wishers delivered applause with each mayoral statement. I want to thank all of you for saving one of our citizens of Longboat Key, Brown said. Its such a wonderful thing that you did, he added. Congratulations, said Bartelt, also a Your reaction was exemplary, he continued. In the face of real adversity, you rose to the occasion. You did exactly what you were supposed to do. You young people are going to be the leaders of tomorrow. We all hope and wish that you will use the same courage and fortitude in your future lives.Heroes celebrated, honored by 4 citiesBradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt presents proclamations to the six friends who rescued Charles C.J. Wickersham after a bull shark bit his leg Sept. 24. Oct. 12 was celebrated as C.J.s Heroes Day on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key and marked with a ceremony, organized by The Islander, at Holmes Beach City Hall. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Selby said, You kids are amazing. Irene Bystrom, whose grandson is Connor Bystrom, sat in the audience. Theyre heroes, she said. Im not surprised they did what they did. The friends were about 6 miles offshore of Anna Maria Island enjoying an afternoon of shark bit Wickersham. His friends pulled him into the boat, called 911 and tended to the wound as they raced toward awaiting paramedics at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria. Lyn Mattas, who attended the ceremony with daughter Katie, said she was scared to death after learning of the shark bite. But she was not shocked to learn her daughter and friends acted so maturely, so level-headed in the crisis. Grandmother Joan Coons said proudly that Wickershams rescuers were fearsome. Each mayor presented the young people all residents or with ties to Longboat Key or Anna Maria Island with copies of proclamations. The mayors then presented the rescuers with ribbons and medallions and showed off commemorative plaques to hang in each city hall. After the ceremony, Wickersham entered the chambers on crutches, his left leg in a brace. Bohnenberger welcomed Wickersham. Youve got some good friends, he said. Wickersham hugged each of his friends and, at the microphone, said, I want to thank all these guys for saving me that day. Im just glad they were out there with me. More photos on page 2 and online. Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger praises the six people who rescued their friend after he suffered a shark bite Sept. 24.HB mayor orders code crackdownBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beachs mayor has decided to get tough on owners of single-family homes that have become vacation rentals and violate city codes. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said hes had numerous complaints the past six months about loud parties after 10 p.m. at some locations and trash left at the curb on non-pickup days. After so many complaints and efforts to settle the issues informally with property owners and managers, hes now decided direct action is needed. Bohnenberger directed code enforcement Shaffer to inspect 14 properties that were the subject of complaints. We want to show the residents that we are listening to them, that our intent is to have these properties come into compliance with our ordinances, Bohnenberger said. properties on Oct. 13 to determine if they met the city code for a residence or were in violation of the code for trash left out or for being a vacation rental. Shaffer said 10 of those houses were found to be not in compliance with code. letters sent Oct. 14 to property owners with a copy to rental managers asking them to bring their property into compliance with the code or face suspension of the city rental license and/or the code enforcement board. Bohnenberger said when a house is built, the owner attests in a signed document that the property is either a family residence or a rental. A residential house needs parking for two cars and vehicles can park on the right of way. A house that is declared a vacation rental needs one dedicated parking space for each bedroom and no parking is allocated in the right of way. Election 2011. VOLUME 19, NO. 50 Page 8 Page 8 I got your secret bet, and Ill see you 2 tourists.

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2 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER C.J.s Heroes honored by Island cities, Longboat Key SPECIAL GUESTS: Candidates for city of ce in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, Island elected of cials and YOU! Join us for speeches, mingle with of cials and hopefuls, VOTE in a straw poll for your favorite candidate and enjoy refreshments. VOTE EARLY IN OUR STRAW POLL ELECTION! Everyones welcome! 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 @ The Islander.PoPcOrn & PoliTiCs C.J. Wickersham embraces Katie Mattas, one of the six friends who helped rescue him after an attack by a bull shark Sept. 24. Connor Bystrom, Katie Mattas, Kiera Dunn, Max Gazzo, Oceanna Beard and Lee White look on as friend C.J. Wickersham arrives to the commission chambers at Holmes Beach City Hall. An audience applauds after the reading of a proclamation declaring Oct. 12 as C.J.s Heroes Day. Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby prepares to present a medal as Kiera Dunn, Max Gazzo and Oceanna Beard look on. Plaques proclaiming C.J.s Heroes Day will hang in city halls in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key courtesy of The Islander.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 3 By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The former bookkeeper accused of stealing as much as $500,000 from the Key Royale Club bonded out of jail earlier this month. Holly Connelly, 30, of Bradenton, is set to go to trial in May 2012. She faces one felony charge of scheme to defraud in excess of $50,000. She was released from the Manatee County jail on $15,000 bond, an amount reduced from $500,000 by 12th Circuit Court Judge Gilbert Smith Jr. despite objections from the prosecuting attorney. CRACKDOWN Election 2011 The Islander hosts Popcorn and PoliBeach. Holmes Beach. www.votemanatee.com or call the appropriate city Beach.Connelly released from jail Under Smiths release order, Connelly is required to live at a specific address, where she must observe a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew. She also must wear an ankle monitor 24 hours a day until the disposition of her case, and was required to surrender her passport. Smiths order also forbade Connelly from having any contact with witnesses or alleged victims in the case. During a brief hearing Oct. 12, the judge authorized Connelly to leave Manatee County to work in adjacent counties, but she still must abide by the curfew. A Holmes Beach Police Department investigation into alleged embezzlement at the Holmes Beach club led to Connellys arrest in late July. Authorities charge that Connelly, while employed at the Key Royale Club, stole about $400,000 over a three-year period, and that there is evidence of the theft in bank records, including videotape. Key Royale Club officials allege that Connelly stole about $500,000, including about $100,000 in ATM withdrawals. The months before the scheduled trial likely will involve the deposing of witnesses, evidentiary review and hearings on pre-trial motions. Connelly And there are other regulations that a rental property must comply with, Shaffer added. parking. Bohnenberger said it appears some people have attested to building a family residence, when the house was to be a vacation property all along. Notice of violation was sent on Oct. 14 to the 10 offending property owners with copies to property managers, the mayor said. A lot of the owners dont live here, he said. By sending a copy of the notice to the rental manager, Bohnenberger said he hopes to expedite compliance with city codes. Trash left on the curb on days when no trash pickup is scheduled also is part of the inspections, Shaffer said. The solution is to require rear-door pickup at those locations. Shaffer said he did not have a breakdown of which of the 10 properties were considered a vacation rental and which were found in violation of the trash collection ordinance. But there will be more inspections in the coming weeks, he said. working with the managers and owners to correct violations, particularly trash left out on the curb, but that didnt work. If the owners do not bring the properties into compliance with city code, they can be ordered to appear before the code enforcement board, which can impose St.; 207 N. Harbor Drive; 304 65th St.; 201 73rd St.; property owners address, not the offending property address. If a rental manager for the offending location address as well. This home in the 200 block of 73rd Street is one of the properties noticed by the city of Holmes Beach for violating city code that requires a parking space per bedroom in rental accommodations. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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4 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER Meetings 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 Anna Maria City CELED plan amendments. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach meeting. meeting. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach ing. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941West Manatee Fire Rescue District WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Of Interest meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall. CANCELED Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Center, New College, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org.HB flea market approval passed to commissionBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has forwarded a permit application for a weekly Holmes Beach for consideration. The application by Nancy Ambrose, who until recently managed the Bridge Street Merchants seasonal markets, is for a special event permit for each Sunday from Nov. 6 through April. The markets would be held in the parking lot in front of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and Acqua Aveda salon. Ambrose said she has about 35 merchants who would set up booths at the market and sell a variety of items, including clothes, jewelry, crafts, food and art. Bohnenberger said he has authority to approve the application, but elected to have the commission decide the issue because the permit is not just for one or two days. In the past, all special event applications went to the commission, but the policy was changed to make it an administrative decision. Normally, the special event is for one day or just a few days, but this is for each Sunday for several months. I believe thats something the commission should discuss and decide, he said. The commission is expected to review the application at its 7 p.m. Oct. 25 meeting, the mayor said. Ambrose, a Holmes Beach resident who for several years organized the Bridge Street markets, said that after she left that job, she was asked by a Holmes Beach merchant to organize a similar market for the city. The Islander newspaper asked Ambrose more than front, but publisher Bonner Joy said it was to be limited to Saturday, not to compete with Bridge Street. We were explicit that we would not compete with the Bridge Street Market, and we only sought a produce vendor. We thought wed see if that grew into a regular Saturday morning attraction, she said. Management for the Island Shopping Center approved, and neighboring merchants in the center were found to be in favor of a produce market to bring new business to the center. Joy said she had no reply from Ambrose until last week, when she learned of Ambroses new market at another location. Ambrose said she had approval from the city public works department for her new market, which was scheduled to start Nov. 6. I was surprised it is going to the commission. The mayor seemed to favor the idea when I presented it to him, Ambrose said. Most merchants in the Holmes Beach business district at the Gulf Drive-Marina Drive intersection are closed Sunday, Ambrose said, and said she didnt believe the open-air markets on Sunday would be competitors. I thought the market would attract more people to Holmes Beach, and that can only help all businesses in the city, she said. A few Holmes Beach business owners, including proposed location, said there are already enough merchants for the city. ing, jewelry, garden and lawn furnishings and other household items. Her business and others in the city would be hurt by the proposed market, she said. I am opposed to anything that would come in and hurt the Holmes Beach businesses already here, Heslop said. Ambrose said a representative for the Holmes Beach Sunday Market would be at the Oct. 25 commission meeting to make a presentation and answer commission questions. If Holmes Beach rejects the permit application, Ambrose said she might look for another city where her event could be held. Anna Maria street closureThe intersection of Palm Avenue and North Shore Drive in Anna Maria will be closed until Oct. 28 so crews can install new sewer lines, a Manatee County infrastructure department press release said. The closure began Oct. 14, and detour signs are posted to alert motorists. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 5 Live The Lifestyle Youve Always Dreamed Of FROM 1,866 2,642 SFNew Maintenance-Free Homes in NW Bradenton from the $270s, Just Minutes from Beaches, Parks and Downtown. FRESH NEW FLOOR PLANS ENDLESS SUMMER 2,163 SF CBC 1256375 Dont miss out! This is your last chance to buy a brand new home in beautiful northwest Bradenton!1805 88th Court NW, Bradenton, FL 34209 Phone 941-792-5333 August tourism jumps 11 percentBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter While not as spectacular as the 29.5 percent increase in resort tax collections in August compared with the showed a healthy 11 percent increase from last year. The Manatee County Tax Collector reports resort tax revenues, while the Bradenton Area Convention and accommodation occupancy and surveys. The BACVB reported 34,200 visitors came to recorded in August 2010. Of those visitors, 34.9 percent were visiting Anna planned a return vacation. In addition, 95 percent said mend the Island to friends and relatives. for summer vacationers, with 35 percent of August visitors coming from within the state. The top attributes given to the area by visitors were clean and unspoiled beaches, clean water and a friendly atmosphere. Social media has become a main tool for vacationers tors stated they used the Internet to research Anna Maria BACVB reported 362,000 visitors, a 4.9 percent rise from the 345,200 reported through August 2010. Direct expenditures by visitors also increased in August 2011, with $13.1 million spent this August compared with $11.5 million in August 2010, the BACVB reported. eight months of 2010. It shows that our marketing efforts are succeeding, said Deb Meihls, BACVB marketing director. She predicted tourism to the area would continue to improve in winter tourist season. Modular coming to HaleysTom Buehler, owner of Haleys Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach, recently com pleted the foundation for what building modular apartment unit at the motel, although no site-plan has been submitted. The origi nal apartment burned three years ago in an said he would have an announcement on the plans soon. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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6 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, diana@islander.org Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Lisa Neff, copy editor, lisaneff@islander.org Thomas Aposporos II, thomas2@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. 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Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 PLEASE SEE OPINIONS, NEXT PAGE Opinion YourGood neighbors Over the past weeks, various articles portrayed residents of the Sandpiper Resort as acting as less than good neighbors because of the installation of a gated fence. Holmes Beach residents in the area should be questioning why, after so many years of coexistence, we found it necessary to erect the fence. It started slowly, but as time went on it became more apparent that an increasing number of Holmes Beach residents were using 27th Street as access to the park, which is privately owned. Residents in the park have witnessed countless instances of trespassing. The insensitive and intrusive use of our private grounds by strangers posed a safety concern for our residents, most especially those who are elderly and widowed. Golf carts are driven through all our private roads at all hours and by all ages. Meanwhile, Holmes Beach recently published a list of streets where golf carts may legally be driven and neither avenues B nor C were designated for carts. I was bewildered in reading that Holmes Beach continues to feel we should remove the gates to enable golf carts apparently illegally driven on their streets to enter our park, where they illegally trespass. ing and happily welcome them to enjoy it should they decide to buy or share a home. We are not, however, a tourist area. Barbara McCormack, Bradenton BeachPirate pleasantries On behalf of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, I would like to send out a personal thank you to some of the people who made our Pirate Bone Soup Cook-Off fundraiser a huge success. put in a lot of hard work and made some fantastic soups. In the pro-division were Bridge Street Bistro, Key Royal, Rotten Ralphs, Waterfront Restaurant and the Leg Chowder. Bekka Stasny took honors. Also thanks to the talented Highway 41, Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki and the judges Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, Anna Maria Commissioner John Quam, Manatee County Commission Chair Carol Whitmore and Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board member David Teitelbaum who took time out of their busy schedules to choose the winning soup in the Walk in the park I just took a walk around the north end and through the Bayfront Park. Its a walk that Ive taken many times over 27 years and it always brings me such great pleasure to hear and see the waves and the sound of the Australian pines, especially on breezy days. Now even more trees have been planted right alongside the exotics. It all complements each other. boardwalk and I want to say how this made the north end even more beautiful. Many thanks to all involved with this project. It seems to me that over the last few years, the authorities have worked to preserve and enhance what we already have. Not just tear it down and take out trees because somebody has put them on some list that deems them more dangerous and invasive than others. If you havent already done so, take a walk through the park, sit and listen. Then walk along the boardwalk. that had the presence of mind and fortitude to make it possible. Susan Hatch, Anna MariaOur little secret Not everyones memory goes back far enough to recall the spin put on attracting tourists to Anna Maria Anna Maria Island our little secret, the pitchman concluded after showing scenes of folks frolicking on our white sandy beach. It was in the days before the intense marketing dollars resulting from the bed tax drove the ad campaigns to England and Germany and beyond. It was enough for some Islanders to say, Whoa. Doesnt the natural escalation of friends and family coming to visit and deciding to stay forever accomplish the same result at a pace we can better absorb? And what about that huge expenditure of tax dollars? secret campaign was working. And it seemed to be working too well. What was once a visit to a quiet, empty beach in May, September or October soon resulted in loads of folks on the shore as far as one could see north and south. and, soon to follow, were high real estate prices, escalating property taxes and, naturally, investors had locked in on the broadcast. Our little secret was no more. The marketing turned to promoting Anna Maria style. Quaint and cuddly. Meanwhile, some Island folks were cashing in their real estate chips and moving inland. Next came the economic downturn. Recession. Value lost. properties and prettify them for the next generation of visitors. and Motel 6 would take over clusters of beachfront and sell us out to be a Myrtle Beach, Daytona, Panama Beach vacation spot. That prediction didnt pan out. But we are seeing vacationers who might be better suited to big-box motels. Theyre coming to Anna Maria by the camperload with extended families, renting the new mega-cottages and jumping in the pool and partying just as they would at the motel with the big sign and the expansive pool with a slide and swim-up bar. Party on. Tourism on Anna Maria Island, just like the economy, has taken a turn. We hope all three cities put on the bifocals and focus on the details. Its not just trash at the curb that needs attention. We need to save the goose that laid the golden egg on Anna Maria Island. We need to save our neighborhoods. I got your secret bet, and Ill see you 2 tourists.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 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 mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Oct. 18, 2001, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Oct. 9 70 80 0.76 Oct. 10 69 82 0 Oct. 11 73 85 0.02 Oct. 12 73 86 0 Oct. 13 73 83 0.03 Oct. 14 68 88 0 Oct. 15 69 84 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 80.624-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. for a $10 million beach renourishment project for Anna Maria Island after more than a year of review. Manatee County ecosystems manager Charlie Hunsicker said the project would go out to bid mid-December and start by April 2002. siasm to a proposal by Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash that the county adopt a charter form of government. Then-Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said there was little in a county charter that would ernment would prevent developments such as Arvidas Island that was approved by Bradenton. ick rejected a proposal by Manatee County administralocation after Audubon Society members complained conceived the idea of a memorial for Island veterans, 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 ROTTEN RALPHS ROTTEN RALPHS Live bait at the Bridge Street location! $5 Lunch specials at both Rotten Ralph locations. Yummy breakfast at our Bridge Street location. ... and free WiFi at our original location! Go vegan The two recent shark attacks in Anna Maria the other was wounded after he dumped his bait in made beachgoers wary. But people really are the biggest predators of the animals annually. By lining up at seafood buffets, we have decimated fish populations and caused marine life to they undergo excruciating decompression the internal pressure ruptures their swimbladders, pops out their eyes, and pushes their stomach out through vessels; others are still alive when their throats and bellies are slit open. We can all enjoy going to the beach without killing the animals who inhabit the ocean. If youre tasty vegan foods. Heather Moore, PETA Foundation, Norfolk, Va.Cruising on carts This is a request to the city commissioners in or modify existing regulations, then tell us what they are and enforce them. I have been driving a golf cart in Holmes Beach not on Gulf Drive or Palm and Marina day and night with no problems. Soon after the decision to allow carts, one of the Island newspapers reported that Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine was asked where carts were allowed. He responded something like anywhere in the city where the speed limit is 25 mph or less. cer that carts are restricted to the north part of Holmes Beach and are allowed only during daylight hours. Id like to see carts allowed on all streets where the speed limit is 25 mph or less and crossing points on Gulf Drive. It would make sense that carts be required to have headlights and brake lights and that them. I think all of the Island cities could and should make a real effort to inform guests and residents alike about municipal bicycle, Segway, golf cart and scooter rules and enforce them properly. Scott Ricci, Holmes Beach Opinion Yourprofessional division. And last but certainly not least, many thanks to all of you who generously support AMIP and its many worthwhile causes, especially The Islander and the Sun. Lisa M Ritchey, Anna Maria Island PrivateersHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include tion). Anonymous letters will not be printed. Address letters by e-mail to news@islander.or g or or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. YOUR OPINION

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Morton seeks fth term Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat Morton is running Morton said his experiences the past eight years have given him a good insight into the city, how it works and what residents want for Holmes Beach. His ability to be a good listener and keep an open mind about issues has served him well in the past as a commissioner, he said, and a vote for him is a vote for experience. Letting people talk is a good way to gain information, he said. In his door-to-door campaigning, hes learned much about the wants and wishes of city residents. Morton has a major concern that many vacation rental properties are not in compliance with city codes, and thats putting a burden on residents. Loud parties, parking on the lawn and unwanted trash are just some of the issues Morton associates with vaca tion rentals. He would ensure the new commission examines all city ordinances related to vacation rentals and singlefamily homes and make sure all properties comply with city codes. I am concerned with someone attesting to building These vacation rentals should not be allowed in the residential district, he said. bedroom house, God bless them, Morton said. Just as long as they are not renting the house, he added. Morton wants to look at stormwater drainage at the south end of the city, something that is long overdue, in his opinion. He likes the citys business district as it is now, and creating more commercial zones. Morton has been the commission liaison to Waste Management Inc., the citys contracted trash-hauling Peelen believes in service Jean Peelen is running for one of the three Holmes She said she has been in public service all her professional life and will bring to the commission a unique insight into government and its inner workings. She is a former civil rights attorney and was chief of staff of the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau. Serving on the Holmes Beach City Commission would be another way to serve my community, she said. Beach to continue to be the beautiful, family-friendly paradise it has been in the past and can be again. The residents of Holmes Beach deserve a safe, secure, supportive environment and she would seek to create a balance between the needs of the business community and needs of the residents. I will bring commitment, energy, expertise and experience to the job, Peelen said. She is concerned with the proliferation of three-story, Robinson wants second term Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson is running for re-election to one of the three seats on the comservice, and said hes been involved in considerable improvement in the service and getting a decent, fair contract for the city with WMI. He also pushed for a trespassing ordinance, the adult entertainment ordinance and for maintaining the citys ad valorem millage rate the same each budget year to the extent possible. Morton and wife Gailene have lived in Holmes Beach investor-owned, rental houses being built in residential neighborhoods in Holmes Beach. They are businesses being placed in neighbor hoods, Peelen said. She said she has visited about 2,000 homes the past few months and is appalled to see these monster houses to our traditional Island cottages. Cars, trash and noise from these unwelcome rental properties are overwhelming residents. Quite a few people she visited indicated they are considering leaving the Island because the quality of life is changing, she noted. I think this is a tragedy in the making, she said. If elected, Peelen would ask the commission to hold a meeting with residents to hear their concerns and issues with rental properties, then go into a commission work session to discuss how people want the city to look in 10 years. She also would ask to review whether rental houses already built were properly permitted and take immediate action to slow or regulate the building of more giant rental houses. Peelen would make the public meeting and visioning of rentals her project for the commission, and would ensure the commission does more than just talk about the situation. I think there needs to be an active partnership among citizens, real estate agents who handle rentals for owners, code enforcement and the police, Peelen said. She also favors a public relations program to make it very clear to tourists that we love them and we ask that they respect our residents. Peelen said she wants to be a new voice in Holmes Beach. has lived in Holmes Beach since 2006. Morton Peelen

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 9 term. Robinson said his education and life experiences have been extensive and serve him well as a commissioner. He has owned his own business, which has given him considerable experience, he said. In contrast to the other candidates, I have owned my own business and signed my own paychecks. If I made a bad choice, I got no paycheck. Working for someone else all ones life makes for limited life experiences, he said. He said voters should choose him because I understand the value of a dollar. I will work to see that the city conjunction with operating decisions need to be made as if the city was a business. Robinsons chief concern is the continued construction of what he calls big box homes that become vacation rentals and put a strain on the locals and their neighborhoods. Controlling the growth of vacation rentals should be the new commissions No. 1 goal, and commissioners should look at the impact of trash, loud parties, the number of people who can occupy a vacation home, and other rental issues. While looking at the rental issue, the commission needs to see that existing rules and regulations are enforced, he said. Robinson also believes the city continues to make poor choices with taxpayer money. He claims the city wastes about $900,000 a year on its police force, or almost 20 percent of the city budget. With changes to the police department, tax bills could be reduced by 20 percent, he said. Robinson has lived in Holmes Beach for 20 years and said he is a semi-retired businessman. Robinson also believes the city continues to make poor choices with taxpayer money. He claims the city wastes about $900,000 a year on its police force, or almost 20 percent of the city budget. With changes to the police department, tax bills could be reduced by 20 percent, he said. Robinson has lived in Holmes Beach for 20 years and said he is a semi-retired businessman. Absentee ballot deadline The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Marked ballots must be returned to the Manatee On election day, polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Anna Maria at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., and in Holmes Beach at Gloria Voters in Anna Maria will cast ballots to elect three people to the city commission. Voters in Holmes Beach also will be elected three city commissioners. In Bradenton Beach, there is no election. Gay Breuler faced no opposition in her bid for another two-year term on the city commission, and John Shaughnessy was unopposed for mayor, also a two-year term. an absentee ballot, go to www.votemanatee.com or call Islander serves up candidates, popcorn, music, more The Islanders Popcorn & Politics forum takes place 5404 Marina Drive. The event provides an opportunity for candidates and election in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. The event, which is hosted by The Islander in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Manatee as entertainment by Mike Sales. In Anna Maria, four people are vying for three two-year terms on the city commission. The candidates include incumbents John J. Quam and Dale Woodland, former Mayor SueLynn and planning board member Nancy L. Yetter. three two-year terms on the commission. The candidates include incumbents Pat Morton, Al Robinson and David Zaccagnino and challengers Andy Sheridan and Jean Peelen. In Bradenton Beach, incumbent Commissioner Gay Breuler will be returned to another two-year term representing Ward 1, and former Commissioner John Shaughnessy will become mayor. After the election, a new commission will appoint someone to represent Ward 3, where Popcorn and other refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.Zaccagnino hopes for fourth term Incumbent David Zaccagnino is running for his fourth consecutive term on the Holmes Beach City ComZaccagnino said his six years as commissioner have given him experience in dealing with city affairs and he wants to continue as a commissioner to use that experience to keep the city on the right path. He believes for solutions to delicate issues. I believe I do a good job of bringing people together and getting correct information to get problems solved, he said. He said he also is experienced in dealing with county is achieving whats best for Holmes Beach. Zaccagnino said much has been accomplished during his six years on the commission, including keeping the ad valorem rate the same in the past several budgets, while meeting the needs of the city. However, he sees a major issue developing in the city with vacation rental properties, particularly in the districts where rentals of less than one week are allowed. The commission needs to act quickly and decisively to protect residents, but still allow visitors to enjoy their Holmes Beach experience. Ive had a lot of feedback on the loud noise, the trash left behind, the parking and the density impact some vacation rentals are having, he said. Hes concerned that people might be renting homes, but ignoring the rental rules, including renting without a license. A rental license should be a privilege, he said, adding that the next commission should look at every aspect of the vacation rental market, including the duties of rental agents, parking requirements and use of code enforcement. While noting that the population of Holmes Beach declined by more than 1,000 people from 2000 to 2010 is not overly concerned. He believes the citys population is stabilizing, if not on the upswing, as Baby-Boomers retire on the Island. Resurrection of the city population is just down the road, he said. Zaccagnino is proud of his accomplishments as comtee and the police pension board. He said he helped get several pocket parks developed, and the city now has a very strong pension for police. residents and continue to make Holmes Beach the best beach city to live in anywhere, he said. Zaccagnino was raised in the Tampa Bay area and moved to Holmes Beach in 2000. He has two sons and one Sheridan promotes activism Andy Sheridan is running for one of the three Holmes Beach city commission seats that will be decided in the He decided to become a candidate because he believes that participation is necessary in a representative form of government. Several years ago, Sheridan said he began speaking at commission meetings on quality of life issues in Holmes Beach. With a background in business, Sheridan said he has solutions. I work well with others and believe that very little gets done alone. When he made an unsuccessful run for a commission seat in 2009, Sheridan vowed that win or lose he would continue to attend and participate at commission meetings. Hes making that same pledge in this election. Sheridans chief concern is that the city might lose our family-friendly neighborhoods and become a weekend party destination. If elected, he said he would look at how other beach communities have maintained their tourism business and neighborhoods. Holmes Beach is a great community, and Sheridan favors improving the qualify of life any way we can. Sheridan believes there are a number of business opportunities that would prosper in Holmes Beach, but not all business models are appropriate for the city. I would not encourage any business that would erode our quality of life. One issue that might erode the quality of life is the trash problem. Sheridan said he advocated an enforceable ordinance in 2010, but more needs to be done. He wants all applicable codes to be enforced, including those involving vacation rentals, and wants to work with residents to identify and report problem locations. He said there should be an ordinance limiting the number of people who can occupy a vacation rental at one time. Sheridan also is concerned that marketing programs for Anna Maria Island may be inadvertently promoting this area as a party destination, as opposed to a familySheridan Zaccagnino Robinsonfriendly, relaxed vacation location. Another troubling issue, he said, is that people who work in the service industry on the Island will no longer be able to live on the Island as the last of the affordable housing units are being torn down and replaced with more expensive housing. Currently working in retail sales, Sheridan moved to Holmes Beach as a full-time resident in 2003. Empty bowls to bene t food bank The 11th annual Empty Bowls luncheon to ben9th, and again on Lakewood Ranch. ArtCenter Manatee, with the help of local artists and potters, has created more than 1,000 ceramic bowls that guests will choose before they share a meal of soup and bread, symbolic of the hunger struggle in our community. After selecting a bowl to keep, diners enjoy soup donated by local restaurants, bread from Publix, desserts from Matt and Doms Custom Cakes and Pastries by Design, and music, courtesy of DJ Chuck Caudill and 92.1 MYfm. Island restaurants participating in the event include the BeachHouse Restaurant, Euphemia Haye, Harrys Continental Kitchens and Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant. Tickets are $20, of which $10 is tax-deductible, and may be purchased online at www.foodbankofmanatee.or g or by calling 941-749-0100. denton. St., Lakewood Ranch.

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10 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER Holmes Beach parks committee kicks off meeting seasonBy Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter mittee began its fall-spring meeting season Oct. 5. The chairman Jerry West. West also was appointed as liaison to Keep Manatee Beautiful. Once the election was complete, the committee quickly began addressing issues carried over from last season. The strip of shrubbery next to the bus shelter with worries expressed over the fact that some plants are dead. The important question before moving ahead with any replanting is whether or not the land is a public right of way. Plantings along 63rd Street are on hold until drainage in that area can be addressed. The committee agrees that native plants would do well along that strip. come to fruition. After an unsuccessful attempt at plant ing shrubs there, 64 live oak trees are beginning to grow. These will yield a 50-foot canopy and complete shade within 10 years, West said. Also carried over from last season is Grassy Point, a preservation area across East Bay Drive from Walgreens. Seven Australian pines recently were removed, and new foliage is needed. The committee discussed the mayors interest in possibly constructing a boardwalk and obser vation tower in the preserve, noting that grants will have to be pursued for these and other future projects. In new business, the committee noted the need Avenue and East Bay Drive. As this area is sometimes was roundly agreed that the unkempt appearance should be promptly addressed. winners, and the hope is to restore them with native plants. Also, there is interest in pursuing new shade trees for 77th Street where three Australian pines were removed. They have been replaced by very young live oaks and a in the near future. The possibility of a memorial tree for that area was suggested by Commissioner David Zaccagnino, and the cent canopy in the area. city that is already so developed.Capital improvements on BBs fall calendarPolicies proposed for new parking lotA seawall at the east end of 13th Street South in Bradenton Beach is in need of repair or replacement, according to Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Commissioners met Sept. 21 to review their calendar of capital improvements, including repairing seawalls, installing trolley shelters and dressing up the gateways. South, in the 2700 block of Gulf Drive North near the Sandpiper Resort, at Katie Pierola Sunset Park in the near Runaway Bay. The shelters will be built by wood-working students at Manatee Technical Institute this fall and installed on pavers. The project is expected to cost about $39,000, with $32,000 coming from Manatee County Area Transit, which operates the Island trolley service. John Cosby, a police lieutenant who chairs the CIP committee, said the work should begin next month and be completed by the end of the year. will opt for a design similar to Manatee Countys signs at Coquina Beach, a design similar to signs at city proper ties, or a mix of the two. There are plans to replace the welcome signs at the citys southern and northern borders, as well as at the intersection at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive. Commissioners likely will decide the designs for the signs by next month, and an MTI class will build them. The city has budgeted $3,000 for what Mayor Bob Bartelt has described as low-key gateway improvements. Additionally, a sidewalk is planned for the west side of Gulf Drive going north from Cortez Road. way; the other is private property. The city also may ask the DOT to approve the consolidation of signs near the intersection of the two state roads, and possibly hang the street signs over the intersection. We could eliminate a lot of that signage there and clear up the clutter at the gateway, he said. mission allocated more than $50,000 to repair crumbling seawalls at Sixth Street South, Seventh Street South and 13th Street South. Those will be done this budget year, Cosby said. The CIP committee will develop the work as a stormwater project so the city can seek funding from the tional bayfront improvements along Bay Drive South. The citys investment in the street-end seawalls could be used to leverage a Swiftmud grant for Bay Drive South, Cosby said. Additionally, when the city seeks bids for the seawall projects, it will seek linear-foot pricing, which building Lower costs, said Cosby, would mean the city could also afford to repair the seawall at 12th Street South in 2011-12. City clerk Nora Idso said the city might be ready to request bids on the project by late October. The expanded public park ing lot between Church Street and Highland Avenue will be completed later this month. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beachs police chief, public works direceasily agreed upon basic policies for an expanded parking lot in the commercial district. The policies were proposed and discussed during a town hall meeting Oct. 6 at city hall. The meeting was set parking lot between Church Street and Highland Avenue. The lot, south of the public works garage, was expanded after the relocation of an old cottage to Cortez. Several residents, along with city staff, Mayor Bob Bartelt and Commissioners Janie Robertson and Gay Breuler attended the meeting. home that is next to the parking lot. Georges read a list of seven requests. And he found all of them well received. Those sound pretty good, the mayor told him. The resident requested that no vehicles park over night in the lot, which Georges said would lead strangers, stragglers and others to congregate. Police Chief Sam Speciale agreed. Overnight parking would be inappropriate for the location, he said. No. 2 on Georges list was the request that the parking lot be off-limits to campers, large trucks, boats, trailers and garbage trucks. the request that the city add security cameras at the site and regular police patrols. One of our biggest concerns is security, Georges said. Speciale said cameras recently were placed on the public works building and that the parking lot would be cers. Georges asked for no additional lighting and is likely to get that request honored. He also requested trash receptacles, which public works Tom Woodard promised to place. rules for the parking lot be posted. They have to be posted by law, Speciale said. The commission must formally adopt parking lot rules, which probably will set hours from 6 a.m. to midnight. Woodard said the parking lot likely will be completed this month. The shell-mix surface was placed, but spaces still must be delineated and landscaping planted.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 11 ACCOMMODATIONS Tortuga Inn Beach & Tradewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www.tortugainn.com 941-778-6611 www.tradewinds-resort.com Haleys Motel An Island jewel with 1950s charm and 21st century amenities. Perfect for all weddings and reunions. 941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824 www.haleysmotel.com Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH! 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The Islander Wedding Directory Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, and guest accommodations all in one location. www.queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.com 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL ATTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily. 941-792-3366 Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Come in and enter to win one of our 3 baskets valued at over $1,000 worth of Services and Products! $5 entries. ALL proceeds go to 941.778.0400 BB commission to discuss street vacation The Bradenton Beach City Commissions agenda for Oct. 20 includes a discussion with the city attorney on the quitclaim deed for 27th Street. The unimproved street is just south of the border with Holmes Beach. Several years ago, Bradenton Beach vacated the street and issued a quitclaim deed for the property to the Sandpiper Resort mobile home park. More recently, the resort erected a gated fence on the property, triggering a dispute over access with neighbors in Holmes Beach. The agenda for the 1 p.m. meeting at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., also includes consideration of several special event proposals, including one for a series of markets on Bridge Street and another for continuing the picnics at Katie Pierola Sunset Park. Other agenda items include discussions on trimming Australian pines, maintaining public-private docks and the policy for issuing special event permits. A reading on a draft ordinance regarding the placement of outdoor newsracks will be continued to another meeting, so city staff can rework the proposal.Mote monitoring Sarasota County for red tide Mote Marine Laboratory reported Oct. 14 that its ida red tide algae, Karenia brevis in waters offshore of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. The robot was launched by Mote scientists Oct. 12 from a boat offshore of Venice to patrol for red tide. Scithem and launched a second robot. shore of Gasparilla and moving south. The robot was expected to patrol for the next week to the southern end of Captiva in Lee County.BB newsrack ordinance due for rewriteBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter ers may rush to meet deadline, but theyre in no hurry to adopt a revised newsrack ordinance. Better to get it right, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt said near the conclusion of an Oct. 13 workshop on updating the citys newsrack ordinance to deal with concerns for public safety and aesthetics. Lets take a breath and get this right. City commissioners turned their focus on rewriting the newsrack ordinance earlier this year, after completing an update of the citys sign ordinance. Commissioner Janie Robertson said the impetus for revising the newsrack regulations came years ago from a committee advising on improving curb appeal along the Gulf Drive scenic highway. Several issues were discussed last week with representatives from The Islander, Sun, St. Petersburg Times and USA Today, some of whom stressed an interest in keeping individual newspaper boxes, raised concerns about the costs of modular newspaper racks and sought assurances that any regulations would not infringe on the constitutional guarantee of free speech. A draft ordinance, which Gilbert said will be revised before commission consideration, does not apply to newsracks and newsstands inside private structures. The ordinance proposes that the city construct a series of concrete pads for modular newsracks the combined metal boxes that publishers buy into like condominium purchases on public rights of way. The ordinance specifies the size of the modular racks, as well as the color tan and that they must be well maintained and able to withstand hurricane-force winds. The ordinance, as currently drafted, does not apply to individual newspaper boxes outdoors on private property. A representative from the St. Pete Times estimated that it would cost a publisher $250-$500 for each position in a modular, in addition to maintenance and refurbishment costs. Its a good investment, but it initially can be expensive, said April Hemby, support services manager of the St. Pete Times, which builds and places modular and single racks. She added that with the modular units, publishers lose their identity with single racks, publishers have unique boxes and colors. Its good in one way, bad in another way, Hemby said. Islander publisher Bonner Joy said forcing newspapers to buy into modulars could be a hardship. Plus, she said, the metal racks dont weather well in beach communities. Eric Ross, with USA Today, added that when his papers are moved from individual boxes to modulars his sales drop, about 75 percent in some cases. Our racks are noticeable, he said. Another concern for the newspaper representatives was the proposal that the commission issue conditionaluse permits the fees havent been set for placing units on public property. Thats another layer of government bureaucracy, Joy said. Still, the newspaper representatives agreed to work determining the best locations for modular units. Joy enlisted the help of Gilbert to locate racks near Bartelt, encouraging additional work on the ordinance, said, Lets get this nailed down. But I want to get this nailed down correctly. People want information, and I really dont want to see any circulation go down. an ordinance on the regulation of newspaper racks to improve aesthetics and safeguard property in a storm. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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12 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 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) 12th & East Home presents 3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA AT THE BEACH 941.778.7440 12thandEastHome.com5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217ART, MUSIC AND SNACKS Come sip & snack while viewing some of Anna Maria Islands young artists! This month we will be featuring local artists:* JUDY T ITSWORTH KIM D ARNELL * D ONNA S UTTON D ANA R UDOLPH * D OTTIE BAK ER and E LLEN S OLOMANS *5:00:00 PMAlso, we have added a lot of items to our store... So, come see whats new! HOWL O WEEN 4-7 PMPETS & KIDS ... STOP BY FOR A QUICK TREAT! Join our Family of Furry Friends!Call now for an appointment: SPA TREATMENTLAST MINUTE? NO PROBLEM! Water quality, pot-luck top summit agenda and Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club are hosting an environmental summit at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Palma Sola Botanical Park. The topic is Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Standards. The meeting will begin with a potluck supper. The host organizations will provide the main course, drinks and tableware. Please bring a side dish to share. Attendance is free, but reservations are required by Bradenton.Mote hosts night of sh, fun, fright Buoys and ghouls of all ages are invited to dress up Sail the spooky seas and discover creatures from the deep in a safe and fun trick-or-treat zone and explore the haunted house, Shipwreck on City Island. The haunted and watch the aquariums underwater pumpkin carving in the shark tank. At some point during the evening mote expects pirates to invade the aquarium. Tickets may be purchase online or at the door. Tickets are $10 per person; children under age 4 are admitted free. www.mote.or g or call Tour seekers get haunted tales at burial grounds Preston Boyd will lead two Spirit Voices from Old Manatee tours through one of the oldest organized bury22. Tours of the Old Manatee burying grounds will depart at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. from the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Participants will hear graveside dialogues based on narratives found in archived diaries, military logs and legends performed by costumed actors. A limited number of tickets are available and cost Children under age 12 are admitted free. Tickets and information are available by calling 941741-4075.Volunteers needed for Longboat Key triathlon The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce is recruiting volunteers for the second annual Ziivaa Longboat Key Triathlon and Duathlon Saturday, Oct. 23. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks before, during and after the event. Some of the tasks needing to be done include preparing race packets, attending to parking, body marking, operating water stations, timing and cleanup. chamber by e-mail, dmims@longboatkeychamber.com, Make a wish: Islander seeks holiday wishes Each year, with the arrival of Thanksgiving and the season for sharing, The Islander publishes a holiday Wish Book containing wish lists from local community-support groups. The Islander encourages representatives of local groups to submit wish lists by Nov. 12. Send a list plies, equipment, furnishings needed by your nonto reporter Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org.Rotary aids vets for Honor Flight Raising fundingRotary Club of Anna Maria members Dawn Maley and Ed and Judy Rup staff a booth at Bayfest on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria to raise money to send World War II veterans on trips to see the national WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Islander Photo: Thomas Aposporos II The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island is raising funds to pay for local World War II veterans to take an Washington, D.C., at no cost to the veteran. ans to Washington, takes them on a guided tour to the military memorials, then brings them home, said Island Rotary Club member Barry Gould. The Island Rotary Club is participating with 52 other to sponsor 70 WWII vets in June 2012. Cost for each veteran roundtrip is $500 and Rotary volunteers will accompany the veterans on the tour. With WWII veterans dying at the rate of 1,200 per week, Gould said its a race against time to get veterans to the memorial. One veteran the Island Rotary Club wants to get Marine Corps veteran who fought in Okinawa in 1945. World War II Memorial in Washington to see my name engraved there, but because of sleep apnea and other serious health problems, I cant be gone overnight, said. and return that evening. deserve the opportunity to see the memorial dedicated to their service. They are the people who fought for our freedom, Gould said. The Island Rotary Club had a Red, White and Blue booth at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest, and will hold other fundraising events in the coming weeks. online to www.annamariarotary.org.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 13 Island happenings 8102 Cortez Rd. W. $39.95WATCH TUNE-UP SERVICE 8102 Cortez Rd. W. 8102 Cortez Rd. W. Includes: Lifetime Battery Replacement Gasket Silicone Seal Stem, Crown, Back Clean Case & Band Polish Acrylic Crystals 1-Year Warranty 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today $ 1 8 $ 7 6 Also available in 14K gold Prices subject to change H A NDCRA FTED WISH BONE EARRINGS S terling S ilver WINE FLIGHTST rolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Shiprek Poker Run launches Oct. 30 The Anna Maria Island Privateers are organizing the The 40-mile ride will make stops at various businesses, beginning with Peggys Corral in Palmetto and ending with the Mexicali Border Cafe in Bradenton. The riders will make one stop on Anna Maria Island at the Drift-In in Bradenton Beach. Proceeds will benefit AMIPs Shiprek Memorial Scholarship Award, named for Greg Shiprek Davidson, who died in 2005. Davidson was an AMIP president and captain. In addition to organizing the event, AMIP is seeking sponsors. AMIP also is preparing for its monthly Thieves Markets, which return Nov. 12 at Coquina Beach and conTasting and Competition, which will take place Nov. 5 at the Drift In. The Saturday event at the bar, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and feature local bartenders serving up their best grog to win a prize and help AMIP raise money. Religion class forming St. Bernard Catholic Church is registering grades tion program. Registration will continue through Nov. 1. Silver springs exhibitThe underwater photography of Bruce Mozert is coming to the South Florida Museum Oct. 21. Mozert through Jan. 15. Islander Photo: Courtesy South Florida MuseumUnderwater photography exhibit opens Oct. 21 Bruce Mozert, from Oct. 21 through Jan. 15. The exhibit contains more than 40 black and white photographs also featured in a book created by Gary Monroe. Mozerts photography was used in the 1930s to re-establish the waters of Silver Springs as a prime tourist attraction. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Refreshments, light bites and a cash bar will be available. There is a $10 fee to attend. Monroe will speak about his book, which bares the same name as the exhibit, at 7 p.m. immediately following the reception. The lecture is also open to the public, with no fee to attend. The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Women on wine gathers on Bridge Street Women on Wine will host its monthly networking the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. WOW is a social networking group and the person who brings the most friends to the gathering will win a prize. 2132.AM merchants party for breast cancer awarenessBy Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter Pine Avenue stores are looking to be in the pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Various stores along Pine Avenue will particithe monthly Pine Avenue Porch Party, where stores provide complimentary food, refreshments Partygoers are invited to decorate and enter a bra at the event, where votes will be cast for favorites. Votes will cost $1, with proceeds to the National Breast Cancer The stores plan to offer a variety of prizes to winners of the contest. In addition, registration for Causeway 4 the Cause, breast cancer awareness and prevention, will take place at the Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost, Timeless Treasures and Island Cabana stores throughout the Oct. 21 event. Pine event, call the Olive Oil Outpost at Cause or to register, call 941-224-7506. Church holds fall sale St. Bernard Catholic Church is holding a fall rumurday, Oct. 22. Items include clothing, books, jewelry, housewares, furniture and more. Coffee and doughnuts and refreshments will be sold. 0591. Champagne and canvasPainter Marlane Wurzbach, center, welcomes guests to an Oct. 14 reception for her A Champagne Toast to the Season exhibit at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The artists co-op will feature Wurzbachs work throughout October. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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14 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER Come see the di ff erence for yourself! www .IslandDentalSpa.com Creating beautiful smiles for over 17 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Dr Ya tros has appeared on ABC 7, NBC 8 and WB 38 Therap y the dentist Dr Gy Ya tr osRestore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your smile. Is la nd An imal Cl in icTOTA L PET CARE : Su rg er y De nt is tr y Bo ar ding Day Ca re Ba th s Fo od & Su ppl ie s 24 -H ou r Em er ge nc y Dr op Of f an d Pi ck UpNe w Ho urs 85: 30 Mo nd ay -F ri da y 8: 30 -N oo n We dn e sdays Wi ll ia m V. By st ro m DV M Leig h Pa ri si DV M Holm es Be ac h Bu sine ss Cent er 5343 Gu lf Dr iv e, Suit e 90 0 941 .7 78 .2 44 5 Se rv in g the Is la nd s sinc e 19 70 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, Oct. 19 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Einstein Circle discussion Soothing the soul: Relaxation, meditation and guided imagery at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941359-4296. Noon Betty Yanger of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will speak to the Anna Maria Garden Club at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941795-2370. 5:30 p.m. Popcorn and Politics at The Islander newspaper, refreshments, music by Mike Sales, talks by election hopefuls, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978. Monday, Oct. 24 6 to 8 p.m. BABES Bradenton Area Builders of Entrepreneurial Spirit womens networking group will meet at the Waterfront Restaurant, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 239-404-5869. Wednesday, Oct. 26 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Einstein Circle discussion Is France right to ban headscarves on Muslim girls? What are the limits for social norms? at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. 5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Blue Water Bridge Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. 5 to 8 p.m. Women on Wine gathering at Beach Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2123. Ongoing: denominational Bible study at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579. excursions for kids ages 5-12 with the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-7853. Information: 941-794-8044. seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Beach and entertainer Mike Sales host sunset BYO picnic at Katie Beach. Information: 941-448-5798. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941526-6789. beach access. Information: 941-794-6723. Donation. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Off-Island Wednesday, Oct. 19 1 p.m. wildlife at the Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-870-2259. Thursday, Oct. 20 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee applies. Friday, Oct. 21 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Food Bank of Manatee at Main Street, 8131 Main St., Lakewood Ranch. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee applies. 4 and 7 p.m. 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-741-4075. Fee applies. 6 p.m. the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies. 6 to 9 p.m. the green lawn at the corner of 11th Avenue and 12th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-580-8085. Fee applies. 6:30 to 9 p.m. 388-4441. Fee applies. Tuesday, Oct. 25 6:30 p.m. Information: 941-792-8314. Bring a dish to share. Wednesday, Oct. 26 7 to 8 p.m. Star talk series preview with Jeff Rodgers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Coming Up: Oct. 27, Underwater photography exhibit/lecture, South Florida Museum. South Florida Museum. Oct. 28, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Manatee Players. Party. The Islander newspaper. Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. Immigration Lawwww.usimmigrationteam.com 345 6th Ave. W., Bradenton 941-773-1523Tom@USimmigrationteam.com Tom Goldman, J.D., L.L.M. 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 9 AM Adult Sunday School 10 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 15 Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives. Send notices and photographs to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, 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 The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, hosts a reception Oct. 14 for exhibiting instructors at the Holmes Beach venue through Nov. 4. Pictured are artists Tanya Calhoun, left, and Deeana Atkinson, AMIAL executive director Christina Reginelli, photographer Christine Galanopoulos and AMIAL special events director Colin Bisset. Islander Photo: Lisa NeffBYO donationFor Art Hinkles 85th birthday celebration, he and wife Donna asked guests to bring a donation for Our Daily Bread. The couple is challenging Islanders to show their generosity and do one small thing to help make a difference. Islander Photo: Courtesy Art Hinkle BB merchants debut Thirsty Thursdays Couple challenges others to giveSpreading goodness is always worthwhile, big or small. The Hinkle family in Holmes Beach believes in following this advice, especially during challenging times. Long-time Island resident Arthur Hinkle celebrated With help from Donna, his wife of 62 years, and being no strangers to generosity and giving, the couple threw a party in his honor. They welcomed friends and family with one requirement in lieu of gifts, bring donations for the hungry. How many of us today really have a need for material gifts? asked the Hinkles. We are fortunate enough to not need much and have just enough to share, so thats what we did. The recipient of Hinkles birthday collection was organization has served more than 2 million meals. There are many organizations today that would be more than willing to pick-up donations from folks that want to help, said the Hinkles in a joint statement. Its the little things we can do, like stopping to do just one thing that might positively impact our surroundings, that will make a difference within our great AMI community. The Hinkles want to see otherss follow in their footsteps. It could be just as simple as a request on a party invitation for guests bring your own donations that keeps one less family from going to bed hungry. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beachs Bridge Street businesses are buying into Thirsty Thursday, a 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. happy hour on the citys bustling commercial street. The event debuted Oct. 13 and will continue every Thursday for an unlimited run. Its exciting, said Amanda Escobio, owner of Searenity Spa, 112 Bridge St. Street area are offering special deals to customers. Some are staying open extended hours to participate. Searenity, for example, offered visitors complimentary glasses of Champagne and a deal a chair massage with any purchase. At In the Garden, an open-air plant shop at 129 Bridge St., Ann Hall was selling herbs for $1 a pot. This week, she said she plans to discount air plants. Thursday offering was a wine-tasting. Almost every merchant is participating, said Jo Ann Meilner, a Back Alley owner and the president of the local businesses dedicated to promoting the commercial district. Thirsty Thursday meets the needs of someone thirsty for a cold drink, thirsty for a hot coffee or thirsty for a good deal, Meilner said. Participating businesses will vary their special offering from week to week. Escobio hopes the regular event provides an opportunity for Islanders to see her spa and store, which opened in the summer. Everybodys excited, all the way to the pier, she said. Hall said she appreciated that the Bridge Street group was doing something celebratory. The merchants group also is preparing for the return of the weekly Bridge Street Market, held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. November through April, with the exception of Christmas and possibly New Years Day. Meilner said the 2011-12 market will feature proherbs, lotions, soaps and other handcrafted items. The merchants group is working with new market manager Melissa Enders on the regular events. Shes got some great new ideas and plans, Meilner said. One concept is to hold a special event or activity at each market. A Thanksgiving market, for example, might include a pumpkin pie contest. And, at the kickoff market Nov. 6, patrons can participate in a photo-scavenger hunt for prizes. At the market, shoppers will pick up contest clues, then theyll head out to Bridge Street shops, where they will solve the clue and take a digital photograph. Back at the market, the photographs will be reviewed and prizes awarded. Its not a race, Meilner said. And theres no time limit. Its an opportunity for people to see the shops. The Bridge Street calendar also includes a holiday celebration on Dec. 17. The merchants of the city are enthusiastic about the upcoming season, Meilner said. Were beginning to see a little upturn in shopping and were ready for it.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 17 The Bayfest classic car show on Anna Marias Pine Avenue teams with vehicles and auto enthusiasts Oct. 15. Dog beach advocates Caryn Hodge, left, Ruth Uecker, Carol and Jim Smith, and Judy and Gus Perez petition for a dog-friendly beach on Anna Maria Island. DJ Lance Hubschmitt sets the tone in his rolling juke box at Bayfests classic car show. The evening hours of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest were bathed dors provided aromas for festival goers at the Pine Avenue-Bay Boulevard intersection.

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18 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER HB man requests trial A Holmes Beach man accused of raiding a neigh bors dresser for panties has a new attorney and is demanding a jury trial, which could take place in December. Ernest Kendler, who faces a second-degree felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling, had been scheduled to appear in court Oct. 11 for a plea hear ing. But Kendler is now scheduled for trial the week beginning Dec. 12. motion to enter a plea of not guilty on behalf of Kendler and demanded police reports and prosecutorial information in the case. Kendler is accused of stealing underwear from two women who live near his home on Neptune Lane.Local legislative agenda in works On the agenda Manatee County Legislative Delegation meet ing set for Oct. 27 or to be placed on the meeting agenda, contact Debbie Scott at 941-727-6349 or v By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Manatee County commissioners are working on their legislative priorities with beach renourishment money near the top of the list in preparation for an early 2012 session in Tallahassee and in advance of a delegation meeting later this month. An annual meeting of the Manatee County Legisla 27, in the Manatee County Commission Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The delegation Sens. Michael S. Mike Bennett, Nancy C. Detert and Arthenia L. Joyner, and Reps. Jim Boyd, Ray Pilon, Darryl Ervin Rouson and Greg Steube will hear presentations on proposed local bills as well as local constituent issues. One presentation will come from the Manatee County Board of Commissioners, which each year adopts a set advocate for in the state capitol. Commissioners, meeting Oct. 11 in Bradenton, reviewed the county platform, which states that the county supports the continuation of a dedicated state funding source for beach renourishment at or above the statutory levels. Manatee County supports legislation that protects the sovereign immunity of counties with regard to beach mitigation liability where a county conducts beach renourishment according to federal and state regulatory requirements. business in the state especially Internet retailers to taxes. tourist development tax revenue not currently remitted by online travel companies. tions and exclusions. Department of Environmental Protection to keep open the Terra Ceia Preserve and the Gamble Plantation. emergency contact information when they renew their licenses. tain local input in how property tax revenue is spent in system. Manatee County operates the local public libraries, including the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive. and support for a state constitutional amendment to ban oil drilling in near-shore waters.AM comp plan amendment nally approvedBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria now has an amendment to its 2007 comprehensive plan that allows construction in the conservation land-use zone on lots that were previously platted and accepted by the city. The 2007 comp-plan contained language that prohibited any development in the conservation land-use zone because commissioners at that time believed there were no privately owned lots in the zone. City attorney Jim Dye later reviewed the zone and found 11 lots accepted as buildable by the city before World War II. He also found other privately owned lots in the zone with structures on them. Under the no development clause of the comp plan, owners of those structures could not receive a building permit for even minor renovations, such as roof repairs or window replacements. October 2010. Department of Economic Opportunity, the states landplanning agency, before it could become law. The DEO approved the amendment on Aug. 25 and no challenge to the amendment was presented within the cial Bob Welch said. Its now a comprehensive plan amendment, Welch said. Only new structures can be built on the 11 lots and each of those lots is limited to one single-family residence, according to the amendment. Existing structures in the zone can be renovated, but construction of a new residence on lots where homes already exist is prohibited.Guardians gardeningThe Sarasota Bay Estuary Programs Bay Guardians project brings Tori Moore, 6, of Palmetto, to Neal Preserve Oct. 15 to plant native species. Volunteers worked throughout the morning, then gathered for a picnic in the Perico Island preserve just east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue. Islander Photos: Lisa NeffBB stormwater improvements continue By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach will launch a second phase of stormwater improvements on the north side of the city, possibly as early as this month. Phase I, which is nearing completion, has involved improved drainage and piping, swale and inlet installation in the bayside neighborhood around Herb Dolan Park. includes regrading and paving along Avenue A between 24th and 25th streets, as well as improvements in the 2100 block of Avenue B and the alley behind the street. to reduce runoff into Sarasota Bay. The citys partner on the projects is the Southwest a three-year grant. missioners and Mayor Bob Bartelt, said city staff also is working with a planning consultant to incorporate lowimpact development standards in the land development code to better control stormwater with tools such as per meable parking and bio-swales. The improvements under way and planned are listed in the citys annual stormwater report, a required docuPrograms community-rating system. The report identifies several other steps the city beach dunes, which are natural defenses against storm surges that can washout Gulf Drive. City officials are working with the owner of the BeachHouse Restaurant for dunes work in the 100 block of Gulf Drive North. 13th Street South curve and from Cortez Road to Seventh Street North. Gilbert recommended in the report that city staff Street, Highland Avenue and Bay Drive South in the historic commercial district. Commissioners said last week that an expanded public parking lot between Church and Highland near the city public works department was built with a shellsand mix that should improve drainage in the area. Neal Preserve walkVolunteers hike into Neal Preserve, where they planted native species Oct. 15. The preserve is not open to the public. So the volunteers got a sneak peek at the site.

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The HBPD is collecting unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Islander Photo: Lisa NeffHBPD investigates Eat Here burglary The Holmes Beach Police Department is investigat ing a break-in Oct. 9 or Oct. 10 at Eat Here, 5315 Gulf Drive. The break-in occurred between 11 p.m. Oct. 9 and noticing broken glass at the door to the restaurant, reported the crime just before 6 a.m. Oct. 10. The police report indicates that about $3,000 was stolen. A crow bar, collected by police for evidence, appar ently was used to break into a cabinet below the cash register. The thief or thieves took cash but left other valuables, including electronic equipment and a checkbook.Island police blotterAnna Maria patched to a home where a man was found unresponsive in a hot tub. MCSO took a report about a stolen bike, which was valued at $100. The MCSO responded to a report of battery. A man was punched in the mouth and eye. A counter-allegation made against the victim was that he had stolen some possessions. The MCSO responded to a home where a party was declined to press charges. MCSO took a complaint from a man who said his father had received several phone calls from credit card companies inquiring about credit applications. No applications took a report from a man who said someone stole speakers from his Corvette. The items were valued at $900. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach suspended license. The HBPD arrested a Holmes Beach woman who was driving with a suspended license. a report of a purse stolen from a North Carolina woman while she was at D.Coy Ducks. The purse, valued at $50, contained a cell phone, a debit card and other items. a trespass notice to a Cortez man at the picnic tables at Manatee Public Beach. Police were dispatched to the beach on a report of a suspicious person suspected of using drugs in a public rest room. Here restaurant was burglarized late Oct. 9 or early Oct. 10. The incident remains under investigation. HBPD issued a trespass notice to a 32-year-old Sarasota man after being called to the Subway restaurant to deal with a disruptive customer. The HBPD acted on a warrant from the state, arresting a homeless woman on a warrant for failure to appear in court. The HBPD had responded to the Walgreens at East Bay after a complaint of panhandling. HBPD responded to an apparent dispute between neighbors. One person was issued a trespass notice. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach Police Department, Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriffs By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The Holmes Beach Police Department is joining again in another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. People can bring medicines to the police station, 5701 Marina Drive, on Saturday, Oct. 29. We urge citizens to bring in unused, unwanted and expired prescriptions on this day so they can be destroyed properly, said HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson. The campaign, at the national level, falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Justice Department and its Drug Enforcement Administration. The campaign addresses a public safety and public health issue, according to a DEA spokesperson, who said studies show that a teenagers introduction to illegal drug use often begins with taking someone elses prescription from the home medicine cabinet. Additionally, more than 7 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations National Survey on Drug Use and Health. There is an environmental component to the cam paign as well. drains, but researchers have raised concerns about water contamination and an impact on aquatic life from In 2004, a U.S. Geological Survey sampled rivers and aspirin, caffeine, codeine, antibiotics and warfarin, which is used as both a blood-thinner and a rodent killer. Prior Prescription Drug Take Back Days took place in September 2010 and in April, involved about 4,000 state and local law enforcement agencies and resulted in the collection of about 309 tons of pills. HBPD has participated in each Take Back Day. DEA administrator Michele M. Leonhart said, With the support and hard work of our local law enforcement and community partners, these events have not only dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, but have also increased awareness of this critical public health issue.

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Plenty of parking in rear of BridgeWalk resort941-782-1122www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com ISLAND TIME BAR AND GRILL AL FRESCO dining Thurs-Sunday from 11:30. Live entertainment: Oct. 20, 6-9 Matt & Tanya; Oct. 21, 7-10 Russ Adams; Oct. 22, 7-10 Jersey Rick BRIDGE STREET BISTROOverlooking the Beach & Gulf Four Star Food Moderately Priced Serving Dinner Nightly Banquet Facilities with a Great View DINNER NIGHTLY EARLY DINING 5-6 Nightly from $9.95 Traditional German fare starting at $13.95Special October menu features Sauerbraten, Kassler Rippchen, Roast Hanchen, Wiener Schnitzel a la Holstein, with choice of accompaniments of Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Potato Pancakes or Warm German Potato Salad, and tempting German desserts include German Chocolate Cake, Black Forest Cake & more. Celebrate Oktoberfest with Bridge Street Bistro Susan Arbanas, right, of AMI Concierge, video pho tographer Kayla Hanish and the Anna Maria Island Sarong Co. join forces to relocate to 9908 Gulf Drive, Photo: Rick CatlinItalian to goVincenzo Vinny Esposito and Cheryl Greco opened Vinny & Cheryls Italian Kitchen last week, offering take-out meals and pizza at 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin 2549, or e-mail enzotelliespo@yahoo.com.Party planned at plaza The 12th and East Home at the Beach furnishings and antique store in the Island Shopping Center, 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will continue its seasonal series of artist showcases with another Party on the Plaza Local artists Kim Darnell, Judy Titsworth, Donna Sutton, Dana Rudolph, Dottie Baker and Ellen Soloman are featured at this months party, said owner Jessica Holmes. event all month. It is a great showcase for the creativity of the community in which we live and love. The parties are held on the third Thursday of every month and will take place through May, Holmes said. Chamber plans mixer The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business-card exchange from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Tradewinds Resort, 1603 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the event is $5 and reservations are requested. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Wisteria Park nears sell-out Neal Communities announced recently that its Wisteria Park single-family residential community in northwest Bradenton has only nine units remaining out of the original 155 planned at the project. Those include four home sites, four feature homes and a model home, a Neal Communities press release said. Wisteria Park is located within walking or bicycling distance of the Robinson Preserve and De Soto Memorial Bradenton. Shely stays put, for now The Islander advanced a move last week for Laura Shely, owner of Tide and Moon Jewelry Store in the AMI Plaza in Holmes Beach, but jumped the gun. The store will remain through the holidays in its Holmes Beach location, 5337 Gulf Drive, with the move planned to Pine Avenue in the new year. Shely said she plans to open a bigger store on Pine Meanwhile, shes offering layaway and planning ahead for holiday sales of her custom-crafted AMI pearl pendant and other unique fashions and merchandise.Martini stirs up new name The Martiniville restaurant, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is changing its name this month to the Martini Bistro, but thats about the only change. The restaurant still will serve its signature dishes, including seafood and pizza, as well as bar drinks. The Margaritaville Restaurants, a spokesperson said. entertainment bar, which offers the bistro menu and some with live music at night, big-screen televisions and TVs in booths, while the bistro deck has also expanded. While Martini Bistro closes at 11 p.m. on weekends 779-1000.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 23 Indoor & Patio ISLAND FUN for the Whole Family * TUE Mike Sales WED Noel Harris Doug Bidwell FRI Will Scott SAT Howie TUE Mike WED Noel Doug FRI Will SAT Howie * DINNER HOURS: 778-1320 FRI & SATOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN &CRISPY DUCKLINGCALL AHEAD TO RESERVE THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST DONT MISS OUR SPECIAL OCTOBERFEST MENU AND BEER! Batty handsAnna Maria Elementary School kindergartner Dagny Drust shows off her batty hands decoration that will be put to use during the schools fall festival Oct. 22. Game, food and prize tickets were sold at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest event on Pine Avenue Oct. 14-15, and now are available in the parent car loop at the school. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE! Soft Ser Frozen Y CELEBRA TING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez Rd. tezSINCE 1984 Check out our daily specials Were more than just burgers! OM A PIZZA& ITALIAN RESTAURANT Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza $100 OFFAny Size PizzaFREE DELIVERY! Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes! COME FOR KARAOKE FRIDAY NIGHT! Monday: Fish & Chips $7.99 7.30pm Wed: The Wheedles 7.30pm Thur: Gumbo Boogie 6.30pm Sunday: All Star Jazz Band Eat like Eat like drink like drink like a Brit at a Brit at Pelican Pelican 3-D pirate ship to haunt AME festival Oct. 22By Diana Bogan Islander Reporter Once a year the Islands young and young-at-heart descend upon the grounds of Anna Maria Elementary School dressed as goblins, wizards, witches, fairies and super heroes to raise money for the schools ParentTeacher Organization. and the event kicks off with a costume parade along Gulf judging in the parking lot at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The ing from the chamber to the school, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Costumes kids gather on the basketball court where winners will be announced. The festivities on campus open at 11 a.m. Island DJ and AME-parent Chris Grumley will be volunteering his time entertaining throughout the day. Also providing music are the Island Rockers, all students or former students at AME. come to love best namely the haunted house, bake sale and games of chance. A three-dimensional haunted ship will be moored will be open with the lights on for younger children to enjoy. When the lights go out at noon, visitors will be given 3D glasses to view the attraction. and Sandbar Restaurant manager Joe Rodgers will be heading up the food station with a choice of hot dogs, hamburgers or salad. A bake sale will take place in the schools main lobby. Parents donate the homemade goodies that are sold. Those who purchase items at the bake sale will be entered into a drawing to win a chance to create a perwhere pumpkins will be available for sale. school. Game tickets will be available in the caboose and students will have the opportunity to win prize tickets at each game booth. The fall festival winds up at 3 p.m. and all proceeds dents.

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Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com GOLF LINKS October 2011 SPECIALAM RIDE $24.50+tax Youth soccer perfectionists whittled to oneBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter Only one team Division III Gettel Toyota retains a perfect record in the Anna Maria Island Com munity Centers recreational soccer league following last weeks action. The winless Spinnakers Vacation Cottages battled ping their record to 4-0-1, a point ahead of second-place and remained atop of the division standings by a comfortable 6-point margin. LaPensee Plumbing moved to the top of the Division II standings after Jen Crady Massage tied winless Eat Here Oct. 12 thanks to outstanding defensive play from Willow Cooper, Leo Tilelli and Brennan Bowers in front of goalie Jovan Vasquez. Jen Crady looked to get on the scoreboard in the 11th minute when Olivia Glavan ran onto a nice throughball from Aiden Grumley. Glavan carried the ball toward the goal, bringing Vasquez off his line to challenge. Glavan and cleared the ball off the goal line before the bevy of awaiting Jen Crady players could get a foot on it. Bowers then passed the ball forward to Clayton Wilkinson at midwho did the rest. Theil took the ball up the left side and scored to give Eat Here a 1-0 lead. Jen Crady Massage had another stellar scoring chance in the 14th minute when Cameron Pasco got loose up the Shacklefords back which wrong-footed Vazquez, but he somehow got a hand on the ball and the shot tipped off the crossbar to preserve Eat Heres 1-0 lead. The second half brought more Jen Crady pressure and more stellar defense from Eat Here, though Eat Here came very close to extending its lead in the 35th minute, when a corner kick produced quality shots from both Cooper and Bowers. Both shots were blocked by the of his end. Jen Crady came within a hand of scoring the tying shot from 27 yards, but Vazquez got his hand up to make the save. tying goal in the 50th minute when Glavan carried the ball up the left side, cut back and hit a right-footed shot past a screened Vazquez to make the score 1-1. The 52nd minute saw an inadvertent hand ball in the box by an Eat Here defender, but Grumley was wide left on the penalty kick as the whistle blew on 1-1 tie. In other Division II action last week, LaPensee Plumbing rolled past Eat Here 6-1 Oct. 11. Sullivan Corbin Gregg and Joe Rogers each notched one goal in the victory. Brenden Murphy scored the lone goal for Eat Here in the loss. Bones Oct. 12. Nico Calleja and Tyler Yavalar scored two goals each in the win. Ben Connors scored two goals to lead Mr. Bones BBQ, which also received one goal from Dylan Joseph in the loss. Spinnakers Cottages earned a 2-2 against the for Jacob Talucci scored one goal each for Spinnakers, while Gillian Cassidy man-marked the dangerous Michael Latimer and held him to two goals in the tie. West Coast Surf Shop earned its first win of the scored five goals to lead the way with David Daigle adding one goal in the victory. Gerrardo Serrano scored Island Pest Control moved into second place in Division III thanks to a 5-2 win over Island Real Estate Oct. 11. Sean Rodriguez led the way with four goals, while Morgan Horesh added one goal. Tyler Brewer scored twice to lead IRE in the loss. mier Division action. Helio Gomez led the Bistro scoring and one goal from Kyle Parsons in the victory. Chandler Gomes scored twice and Gabe Salter added one goal in the loss. division thanks to a 3-2 victory over previously undefeated Sato Real Estate during adult soccer action Oct. 13. Lakewood Ranch girls soccer coach Guy Virgilio scored all three goals for Ross Built. Sato Real Estate received a goal each from Rich Bell and Matt Plummer in the loss. Look online at www.islander.org for AMICC soccer and basketball league standings and schedules, as well as more photos. Horseshoe news Three teams emerged from pool play during Oct. 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. Deb Rhodes and Sam Samuels defeated Tom Rhodes and Norm Good 21-14 to advance to the championship game. They defeated walker Jeff Moore 23-13 in the championship match. The team of Jerry Disbrow and Bob Dizon were the only team to earn three pool-play victories and were the days outright champs during Oct. 12 horseshoe action. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Willow Cooper, Brennan Bowers and Aiden Grumley surround the ball during Division II action in the Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer league. Eat Here goalie Jovan Vazquez scoops up the ball before Cameron Pasco of Jen Crady Massage arrives on a challenge in AMICC Divi sion II soccer action. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy

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Bonito and jack crevalle have made a true presence at the mouth of Tampa Bay and Maria Sound. boat, the opportunity to catch these species is at the end of your line, and multiple techniques can spell success. spoons, white jigs and Gotcha plugs work well. hook to prevent getting your leader cut. When live bait ally shrimp will work. The last thing you need to know is where to locate from one of the area piers, look for bait schools and target migratory species not far behind. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says, Theres still a ton of bait around the pier which in turn brings the Silver spoons and Gotcha plugs are catching numbers of the big ones. yellow or white jigs, as well as live shiners. Although not as sought after as the Spanish mackerel, both of these Bonnethead sharks in the 3-4 foot range are being squid or fresh-cut mackerel. Even though these sharks are small, you want to use a wire leader. If you dont, theyll cut your line fast. the pier are producing results. I saw a stringer full of So they must be biting pretty good. catching limits of Spanish mackerel just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island. Look for diving birds, says Johnbait on a long shank hook to catch the macks. adds a little lead to get his bait to the bottom and then drags it along the sandy areas next to the structure. spotted sea trout in good numbers. Using a popping cork and a live shiner, Johnston is reeling in keeper-size trout Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters is catching keeper gag grouper starting in around 50 feet of water and out to 120 foot depths. Were still using big baits says Kimball. Depending on current, Kimball uses 3 or 4 a circle hook. macks, he suggests scaling down the leader to 30-pound and using a 2/0 hook. Tom Cassetty at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing good afternoon incoming tides. Both live shiners and live shrimp are producing the bite. Keeper sizes of both species are being landed on the pier. bait of choice, but you can catch them on a Berkeley Gulp shrimp dragged on the bottom. Mangrove snapper are lingering and feeding on small live or dead sardine. Wait for the bite, set the hook and reel the little snapper out fast from under the deck before it cuts you off on the pilings. Although its a little early for them, sheepshead are being caught. They havent arrived in numbers but a few are starting to show up. sand sharks and lemon sharks. Chunk baits such as cut mackerel or mullet are producing the bite. Most of the servation Commissions no-harvest list. ing in search of migratory species, which are chasing bait schools along the shoreline. By using small buck-tail jigs whiting and numerous jack crevalle. When the water on the beach is clear, says Keyes. I like to use a white jig. When its murky, I switch to yellow. action on the beaches. He suggests trying around LongApproximately a mile off the beach, Keyes is catch ing good numbers of Spanish mackerel. While targeting macks, hes seeing blacktip and spinner sharks feeing in the bait schools. Keyes likes to use a wire leader with a 6/0 hook stabbed through a chunk of fresh mackerel to get these predators to bite. Most of these shark are in the 3-5 foot range, but dont be sur prised to encounter bigger ones. into the 70s. Tampa Bay from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge all the way targets these copper-belly bruisers. He suggests chumming with shiners to locate the schools and draw them to the back of the boat. A quiet, Howard reports beach and nearshore reef action has heated up with Spanish mackerel, kingfish, tarpon and sharks all feeding heavily on the passing schools of bait. The sharks provided for some epic battles with strong drag-pulling runs and aerial acrobatics that rival tarpon. Howard says. All sharks were released to bite another day. the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. Around the structure, Girle is catching limits of Spanish mackerel. There are so many mackerel out there, says Girle. You cant leave a bait in the water for more than a few seconds before you get a bite. Girle is using live shiners on a long shank hook to target these toothy torpedoes. numbers of mangrove snapper, up to 2 pounds, along shallow-water reefs and ledges. Hes dropping live shiners down to the reef. Moving inshore, Girle is targeting schools of bull slot are the norm. sea trout. The bite has been really good, says Girle. Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine are all over the place. reeling up a keeper with almost every cast, with the key being to follow the bait schools. Cast to the edges of the bait and work the spoon quickly back toward the pier. Medley says to Sabiki up some bigger baits, such as edges of the bait schools. And hang on tight. Remember for kings. Their teeth are sharp and once you hook a big one, you dont want to get cut off. are being rewarded with good numbers of keeper-size in quite a while, says Medley. greenback under the pier directly on the bottom. Also try dragging the bait on the bottom from one piling to another to cover more area.

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By most accounts from the commercial docks in Cortez, the yield was well below desir able. boats went out from the Bell docks, and together they brought up under 140 pounds. Anthony Manali, an Anna Maria-based crabber who puts his traps in shallower waters than many of Bells people, had a similarly meager intake. Manali said his But Bell and Manali agree that things are likely to improve. Boats will continue to go out, and as the weather shifts, crabs will move and things will change, likely for the better, Bell said. Manali says that as the weather and water grow colder and the nights get darker as the moon wanes, things may change quickly. There will almost inevitably be improvement. How much, of course, is debatable, he says. You just have to be patient and wait for the crabs to move. As crabbers wait to see what the coming days and weeks have in store, there is also the coming mullet The season for mullet doesnt become intense locally until about mid-December, but requests are coming in from Egypt, Spain, Taiwan, Israel and other distant places regarding mullet roe. The callers are wondering how These early calls, she says, are in part due to last seasons poor mullet turnout, the result of the oil spill and other factors. James Wyre Lee, of Cortez Bait and Seafood, explained the geographical pattern that the mullet follow as they spawn, with North Carolinas peak season fall ing in mid-October, Louisianas in mid-November and a gamble and an almost impossible call to make until the The best way to predict the mullet run is to look for local signs. Were hoping for a better year. Right now, there are Bell. Viewing the bay waters from the A.P. Bell docks last week, some frenzied dolphin were observed for an extended time, splashing and feeding on mullet. A boat mechanic working nearby remarked on how uncommon a site that is, both in duration and enthusiasm, and that such behavior can only mean that there are plenty Stone crab traps are stacked in Cortez, waiting to go in water Oct. 15, or as soon as signs improve for the crab

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 27 205 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, Fla.APPROXIMA TE LOT SIZE 50x200 $425,000*Licensed real estate brokers may earn up to 3% of the selling price if their properly registered client purchases this listed propert y. Call 815-739-6748, E-mail DANZ535i@AOL.COM Anna Maria Island: Beautiful W aterfro nt Lot for Sale Obituaries Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are avail able by calling 941-778-7978.Lezlie Jean Davis Lezlie Jean Davis, 49, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 10. A celebration of her life will be held in Indiana during Mrs. Davis is survived by brother H. Michael Davis of Indiana and caregiver Dale Miller of Bradenton.Betty E. Haynes Betty E. Haynes, 79, of Bradenton, died Oct. 6. She Ohio. where she was an entrepreneur business owner of an ice cream and candy shop on Bridge Street. A memorial service was private. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Clearance Robert Brown of Okeechobee; daughters Cherie Guillory of Palmetto, Jeannette Siler and Crystal Ludden Culver, both of Bradenton; son, Damon and wife Richmond, Steven Kauffman, Angela Brewer, Michael Leggett, Kevin Smith, Curtis Smith, Jeffery Stahl, Tiffany Stahl, Errin Ludden, and Ashley Ludden; and 17 greatgrandchildren. Robyn Heltoning a battle with cancer. She was born in Beaver Creek, Ohio, and spent summers in West Liberty, Ky., on the family farm. equipment and traveled and worked throughout the United States. She was an athlete, with abilities to play and teach any sport. At her request, no service will be held. She requested that friends and family go out, have a good time and Blaine Alan Markee Dr. Blaine Alan Markee, 51, of Tampa and Anna Ore. He received his doctorate degree from the Univer sity of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He was serving as chief of orthopedics at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, VA Medical Center, Tampa and as clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the He was dedicated to the veterans he treated with tireless care. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Memorial donations woundedwarriorproject.or g in charge of arrangements. Dr. Markee is survived by wife Shelly; children Taylor and Thomas; brother Brian K.; sister Grier Gaffney; and many other family and friends. play. A private burial will be conducted in West Liberty, Ky. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Ms. Helton is survived by her life partner of 20 years, Cheryl Wilson; parents Windel and Jewel Helton; brother Robert Helton; and nieces, great nieces, aunts and uncles. HeltonJennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch Jennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch, 47, of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 12 after a courageous battle with She moved to Anna Maria Island after graduating included protecting animals, the environment and the beach, sharks and horses and spending time with friends and family. She was employed as a bartender at the Rod & Reel Pier, Anna Maria. party and concert at D.Coy Ducks, Holmes Beach, featur ing Mark Pelham of Bootleg and Koko Ray Hansen. doch. A service and celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Unity Church in the Woods, 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton. The service will be followed by a gathering at the Rod & Reel Pier. Mrs. Murdoch is survived by husband Peter Smith; Phyllis Chapman Jr.; aunts Rebecca Cauffman and Janeen and many cousins and friends. Murdoch

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30 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. LANDSCAPING Continued SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228. PAUL FREY PAINTING, pressure wash, custom interior and exterior painting. Insured, 20 years experience. 941-224-8786. RENTALSWEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. 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 HOLMES BEACH36 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSFOR SALE: Heron Harbour 2/2 condo 12 min. to beaches. Heated pool, tennis, upgrades, furnished. Auto negotiable. $125,000. SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS: LUXUR Y GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly. RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo. CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations. 2BR 1.5 BA, 2nd story $2,200 per month. Weekly rates.CHARMING 1/1 + sun porch w/bed. Steps to beach. Red tidewater cypress interior. Great for artists, single, couple. sm. pet. 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 142 FEET O N ANN A MARIA SOU N D with open water views. Located in an area of finer homes. Current home sits on both lots. Renovate or build new. $899,000. TWO BAYFRONT LOTS! BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts and shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. Bike to beach. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach LIDO YACHT BASIN4BR/3BA pool home. 320-ft wide basin, deep water. Walk to St. Armands Circle. $1,250,000. Call Peggy Douglas, Realtor, 941-737-4942. This market is really starting to move. Call today for the areas best buys. Nicole Skaggs, Broker-Owner MAINTENANCE FREESpacious 3BR/2BA lush country club setting. $155,000. 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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 31 CHE CK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. BAYOU CONDOGround oor, 2BR/1BA condo in small complex. Totally remodeled, granite countertops, tile throughout. Nice water views, boat slip, short walk to Tampa Bay.$299,900 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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 www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.com Sold for $1M in 2007. Their loss can be your gain! 4 Bdrm/4Bth, 3-car garage, 3,702 sq ft, granite, two-story greatroom, bonus room on rst oor. $350,000. 9107 43rd W. Terrace. Call 941-778-8104.Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce to see whats new or talk to an agent today.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. SHORT SALE : 5606 Whipporwill: LOVELY 2BR/2BA split bedroom/ open oor plan in beautiful Tanglewood Homes. Two lanais. Live in the city with a country feel. 1,568 sq ft. Priced to SELL at $109,000. Call 941-778-8104. RENTALS ContinuedHOLIDAY/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. VACATION RENTAL WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, DOCK, pool, sunroom, laundry, annual-seasonal. 941-7799074. ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen, 813-377-6864. 1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR CONDO. 55-plus, pool, shing pier. $1,600/month for three months, $1,300/ month for six months and $1,100/month, annual. 813681-7229. PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/ month. Call 941-795-3778. 1BR/1BA HALF BLOCK from Perico Bay, one mile from Bradenton Beach off Cortez Road at 3611 117th St. W., Bradenton. Efciency and 1BR starting at $600/ month. 941-920-6637. ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer. Available now. 941-720-2418. Leave message. ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX: Near beach, Anna Maria. $850/month includes water/trash. 941-778-7003. FOR LEASE: 1,300 sf. commercial building landscaped with parking, $1,500 month. 12316 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call 941-896-5483. RENTALS ContinuedLARGE REMODELED 2BR/1BA, garage and deck. Walk to beach. $1,200/month plus utilities. No pets. First, last and security. 941-779-2131. 3BR/3BA: NEW CANALFRONT, pool garage, beach three minutes, boat dock, extra. Starting $1,250/week. Also 2BR/2BA pool, garage, 75 yards to beach, starting $900/week. Call Jo Catolica, director, 269-760-9753, or Mike Sakellarides, 514-390-5050. Facebook: Palm Pelican. HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA large rooms, close to Gulf, $995/month. First, last, security. 585317-7344. ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club, gated, 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, 1,435 sf, carport, guest parking, pool, tennis, new clubhouse, negotiable, 603-969-6840. ATTENTION RETIREEES: MAINTENANCE-free, freestanding villa home in Palm Court. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090. SINGLE-FAMILY HOME: Annual in West Glen, near IMG Academy. Modern 3BR/2BA. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com. THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Island since 1992. REAL ESTATEDIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. PRIME BAYFRONT LOT with a sandy beach! $699,000. Owner will nance. Call Sato Real Estate, 941-7787200. LOWEST PRICE IN Bradenton Beach: 2BR/2BA Runaway Bay Resort. Turnkey. $215,000. Owner, 941-7783709. PERICO BAY CLUB villa. 2BR/2BA, garage, turnkey furnished at 184,900 or best offer. Realtor, 941-3561456. Real Estate Mart. WEST BRADENTON VILLAGE: Home with free-standing building in back yard for ofce, workshop. Features 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, solar-heated, caged pool. No home owner fees. $160,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. CELEBRATING 20 YEARS Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-7244 Thank you to all of our owners and clients in the first 20 years!

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32 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER 8700 Cortez Road W ., Bradenton Phone 792.9304 M-F 7:30-5 Sat 8-noon PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPPL Y Public W elcomeReminder: Adjust your irrigation contr oller to once-a-week fr equency For all your V acation and Real Estate needs, call 941-778-8104. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 941-778-8104toll free 877-778-0099 The Island Exper ts Since 1972 5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach Business Center 94 1-77 8-9622 778-9622 10519 Cor tez Road W. reandstonepizza.com $ 5 MEDIUM 3-TOPPING PIZZA Mail or deliv er to The Islander ina Dr iv e, Island Shopping Center $5O BUCS CONTESTY our correct score prediction f or this week s Buccaneer game could win y Dra wing in the ev ent of a tie Rollo v er if there Monda iz e) BUCS ________ vs ___________ Y our name __________________________________ Address/City _____________________________________________ Phone _________________________$5O PICK THE WINNERS CONTEST The Islander pa ys to the person with the most rect predictions Collect pr iz e in person or by ies must be mailed/postmar k ered to the ne wspaper of ce by noon Saturda y weekly A winner will be dra wn from tying entr ies The decision of The Islander f ootball judge is ies must be submitted on the pub lished fo rm tr ies m ust be itten or iginal, not Be sure to include name address and phone number er tisers must be listed to be eligib Winner Adv er tiser _______________ _______________ 3________________ _______________ _______________ _______________ 6________________ _______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 9 ______________ ______________ ______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broke r941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www .annamariareal.co m 5 6 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 12 11 4 13 14 15GET IN THE GAMEOCT 12 CONTEST WINNER:___________________________ BUC SCORE WINNER: __________________________ Y PRIZE Capt.Gre g Burke941.592.8373 102 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach, FlLet me help you navigate the island to find that perfect home or condo in P ARADISE.SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS PUB & GRUBpresents NFL Foo tball on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wi n gs an d ot h er Grea t Ga me Foo d an d Dr ink s! P U B & G G R R U U U U U U B B B B B B B B B B ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER 5404 MARINA DRIVE 941 778-7978 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BEST V ALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR! D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Lunch & Dinner 7 Da ys Full Bar Ser vice Anna Mar ia at Galati's Mar ina 941-778-3953 Breakf ast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Da ys On the Histor ic Br idge Street Pier 941-778-1604 Bears at Bucs Broncos at Dolphins Steelers at Browns Colts at Saints Packers at Cardinals Packers at Vikings Rams at Cowboys call 77 8-7978 to get in the game Falcons at Lions Giants at Redskins 8700 Cor tez Rd. W Bradenton FL 34210 941.580.9236PLANET ST ONEMarble and Granite Counter tops V anities & More Signature PaintingResidential/CommercialT odd Cunningham Licensed/Insure d C:941.350.3296Signature.painting2@gmail.co m Mar yland at FSU Steelers at Cardinals Chargers at Jets Chiefs at Raiders Seahawks at Browns Ga. T ech at CanesYOUR AD HEREJerry Faulmann, Bradenton r ollover CAPT KEITH BARNETT Realtor941.730.0516 bahamabar nett@aol.comI can navigate you to the perfect Island home.413 Pine A T exans at T itan Cincinnati at USF 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Mari a 941-567-4056slimsplaceami.com Open 4, Thur Oct 20 Closed Oct. 17-19 See all your favorite NFL and college games here! Redskins at Panthers



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Astheworld Terns say, Save the goose. Page 6Ame fall fest. Page 23The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org MeetingsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Ranked Floridas Crabby season. Page 26 Streetlife VOLUME 19, NO. 50 Islander countdown: 3 weeks to 20 years Nov. 9 OCT. 19, 2011 FREE Connelly released from jail. Page 3 market. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 August tourism jumps 11 percent. Page 5 Local legislative agenda in works. Page 18 BB updates newsrack ordinance. Page 11 Community events, announcements. Pages 12-13 Islander calendar: Goings on. Page 14 Bayfest hightlights: Page 16 Island police blotter. Page 19 Page 20 Fishing: Migratory species arrive. Page 25 PLEASE SEE CRACKDOWN, PAGE 3 Election 2011. Page 8 Rescuers receive heroes reception By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter They are remarkable. Exceptional. Inspirational. The adjectives flowed in the Holmes Beach City Hall commission chambers Oct. 12, when local mayors honored the six friends who rescued C.J. Wickersham, 21, of Longboat Key, from the Gulf of Mexico after a bull shark ripped open his leg. The gathering, organized by Islander publisher Bonner Joy, brought mayors Jim Brown of Longboat Key, Mike Selby of Anna Maria, Bob Bartelt of Bradenton Beach and Rich Bohnenberger of Holmes Beach together to the podium to praise C.J.s Heroes and dedicate Oct. 12 to their heroics. You are remarkable people, Bohnenrescuers Oceanna Beard, Connor Bystrom, Kiera Dunn, Max Gazzo, Katie Mattas and Lee White. in the chambers. Behind them, parents, grandparents, siblings and Island well-wishers delivered applause with each mayoral statement. I want to thank all of you for saving one of our citizens of Longboat Key, Brown said. Its such a wonderful thing that you did, he added. Congratulations, said Bartelt, also a Your reaction was exemplary, he continued. In the face of real adversity, you rose to the occasion. You did exactly what you were supposed to do. You young people are going to be the leaders of tomorrow. We all hope and wish that you will use the same courage and fortitude in your future lives.Heroes celebrated, honored by 4 citiesBradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt presents proclamations to the six friends who rescued Charles C.J. Wickersham after a bull shark bit his leg Sept. 24. Oct. 12 was celebrated as C.J.s Heroes Day on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key and marked with a ceremony, organized by The Islander, at Holmes Beach City Hall. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Selby said, You kids are amazing. Irene Bystrom, whose grandson is Connor Bystrom, sat in the audience. Theyre heroes, she said. Im not surprised they did what they did. The friends were about 6 miles offshore of Anna Maria Island enjoying an afternoon of shark bit Wickersham. His friends pulled him into the boat, called 911 and tended to the wound as they raced toward awaiting paramedics at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria. Lyn Mattas, who attended the ceremony with daughter Katie, said she was scared to death after learning of the shark bite. But she was not shocked to learn her daughter and friends acted so maturely, so level-headed in the crisis. Grandmother Joan Coons said proudly that Wickershams rescuers were fearsome. Each mayor presented the young people all residents or with ties to Longboat Key or Anna Maria Island with copies of proclamations. The mayors then presented the rescuers with ribbons and medallions and showed off commemorative plaques to hang in each city hall. After the ceremony, Wickersham entered the chambers on crutches, his left leg in a brace. Bohnenberger welcomed Wickersham. Youve got some good friends, he said. Wickersham hugged each of his friends and, at the microphone, said, I want to thank all these guys for saving me that day. Im just glad they were out there with me. More photos on page 2 and online. Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger praises the six people who rescued their friend after he suffered a shark bite Sept. 24.HB mayor orders code crackdownBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beachs mayor has decided to get tough on owners of single-family homes that have become vacation rentals and violate city codes. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said hes had numerous complaints the past six months about loud parties after 10 p.m. at some locations and trash left at the curb on non-pickup days. After so many complaints and efforts to settle the issues informally with property owners and managers, hes now decided direct action is needed. Bohnenberger directed code enforcement Shaffer to inspect 14 properties that were the subject of complaints. We want to show the residents that we are listening to them, that our intent is to have these properties come into compliance with our ordinances, Bohnenberger said. properties on Oct. 13 to determine if they met the city code for a residence or were in violation of the code for trash left out or for being a vacation rental. Shaffer said 10 of those houses were found to be not in compliance with code. letters sent Oct. 14 to property owners with a copy to rental managers asking them to bring their property into compliance with the code or face suspension of the city rental license and/or the code enforcement board. Bohnenberger said when a house is built, the owner attests in a signed document that the property is either a family residence or a rental. A residential house needs parking for two cars and vehicles can park on the right of way. A house that is declared a vacation rental needs one dedicated parking space for each bedroom and no parking is allocated in the right of way. Election 2011. VOLUME 19, NO. 50 Page 8 Page 8 I got your secret bet, and Ill see you 2 tourists.

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2 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDERC.J.s Heroes honored by Island cities, Longboat Key SPECIAL GUESTS: Candidates for city of ce in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, Island elected of cials and YOU! Join us for speeches, mingle with of cials and hopefuls, VOTE in a straw poll for your favorite candidate and enjoy refreshments. VOTE EARLY IN OUR STRAW POLL ELECTION! Everyones welcome! 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 @ The Islander.PoPcOrn & PoliTiCs C.J. Wickersham embraces Katie Mattas, one of the six friends who helped rescue him after an attack by a bull shark Sept. 24. Connor Bystrom, Katie Mattas, Kiera Dunn, Max Gazzo, Oceanna Beard and Lee White look on as friend C.J. Wickersham arrives to the commission chambers at Holmes Beach City Hall. An audience applauds after the reading of a proclamation declaring Oct. 12 as C.J.s Heroes Day. Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby prepares to present a medal as Kiera Dunn, Max Gazzo and Oceanna Beard look on. Plaques proclaiming C.J.s Heroes Day will hang in city halls in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key courtesy of The Islander.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 3By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The former bookkeeper accused of stealing as much as $500,000 from the Key Royale Club bonded out of jail earlier this month. Holly Connelly, 30, of Bradenton, is set to go to trial in May 2012. She faces one felony charge of scheme to defraud in excess of $50,000. She was released from the Manatee County jail on $15,000 bond, an amount reduced from $500,000 by 12th Circuit Court Judge Gilbert Smith Jr. despite objections from the prosecuting attorney. CRACKDOWN Election 2011 The Islander hosts Popcorn and PoliBeach. Holmes Beach. www.votemanatee.com or call the appropriate city Beach.Connelly released from jail Under Smiths release order, Connelly is required to live at a specific address, where she must observe a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew. She also must wear an ankle monitor 24 hours a day until the disposition of her case, and was required to surrender her passport. Smiths order also forbade Connelly from having any contact with witnesses or alleged victims in the case. During a brief hearing Oct. 12, the judge authorized Connelly to leave Manatee County to work in adjacent counties, but she still must abide by the curfew. A Holmes Beach Police Department investigation into alleged embezzlement at the Holmes Beach club led to Connellys arrest in late July. Authorities charge that Connelly, while employed at the Key Royale Club, stole about $400,000 over a three-year period, and that there is evidence of the theft in bank records, including videotape. Key Royale Club officials allege that Connelly stole about $500,000, including about $100,000 in ATM withdrawals. The months before the scheduled trial likely will involve the deposing of witnesses, evidentiary review and hearings on pre-trial motions. Connelly And there are other regulations that a rental property must comply with, Shaffer added. parking. Bohnenberger said it appears some people have attested to building a family residence, when the house was to be a vacation property all along. Notice of violation was sent on Oct. 14 to the 10 offending property owners with copies to property managers, the mayor said. A lot of the owners dont live here, he said. By sending a copy of the notice to the rental manager, Bohnenberger said he hopes to expedite compliance with city codes. Trash left on the curb on days when no trash pickup is scheduled also is part of the inspections, Shaffer said. The solution is to require rear-door pickup at those locations. Shaffer said he did not have a breakdown of which of the 10 properties were considered a vacation rental and which were found in violation of the trash collection ordinance. But there will be more inspections in the coming weeks, he said. working with the managers and owners to correct violations, particularly trash left out on the curb, but that didnt work. If the owners do not bring the properties into compliance with city code, they can be ordered to appear before the code enforcement board, which can impose St.; 207 N. Harbor Drive; 304 65th St.; 201 73rd St.; property owners address, not the offending property address. If a rental manager for the offending location address as well. This home in the 200 block of 73rd Street is one of the properties noticed by the city of Holmes Beach for violating city code that requires a parking space per bedroom in rental accommodations. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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4 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER Meetings 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 Anna Maria City CELED plan amendments. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach meeting. meeting. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach ing. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941West Manatee Fire Rescue District WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Of Interest meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall. CANCELED Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Center, New College, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org.HB flea market approval passed to commissionBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has forwarded a permit application for a weekly Holmes Beach for consideration. The application by Nancy Ambrose, who until recently managed the Bridge Street Merchants seasonal markets, is for a special event permit for each Sunday from Nov. 6 through April. The markets would be held in the parking lot in front of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and Acqua Aveda salon. Ambrose said she has about 35 merchants who would set up booths at the market and sell a variety of items, including clothes, jewelry, crafts, food and art. Bohnenberger said he has authority to approve the application, but elected to have the commission decide the issue because the permit is not just for one or two days. In the past, all special event applications went to the commission, but the policy was changed to make it an administrative decision. Normally, the special event is for one day or just a few days, but this is for each Sunday for several months. I believe thats something the commission should discuss and decide, he said. The commission is expected to review the application at its 7 p.m. Oct. 25 meeting, the mayor said. Ambrose, a Holmes Beach resident who for several years organized the Bridge Street markets, said that after she left that job, she was asked by a Holmes Beach merchant to organize a similar market for the city. The Islander newspaper asked Ambrose more than front, but publisher Bonner Joy said it was to be limited to Saturday, not to compete with Bridge Street. We were explicit that we would not compete with the Bridge Street Market, and we only sought a produce vendor. We thought wed see if that grew into a regular Saturday morning attraction, she said. Management for the Island Shopping Center approved, and neighboring merchants in the center were found to be in favor of a produce market to bring new business to the center. Joy said she had no reply from Ambrose until last week, when she learned of Ambroses new market at another location. Ambrose said she had approval from the city public works department for her new market, which was scheduled to start Nov. 6. I was surprised it is going to the commission. The mayor seemed to favor the idea when I presented it to him, Ambrose said. Most merchants in the Holmes Beach business district at the Gulf Drive-Marina Drive intersection are closed Sunday, Ambrose said, and said she didnt believe the open-air markets on Sunday would be competitors. I thought the market would attract more people to Holmes Beach, and that can only help all businesses in the city, she said. A few Holmes Beach business owners, including proposed location, said there are already enough merchants for the city. ing, jewelry, garden and lawn furnishings and other household items. Her business and others in the city would be hurt by the proposed market, she said. I am opposed to anything that would come in and hurt the Holmes Beach businesses already here, Heslop said. Ambrose said a representative for the Holmes Beach Sunday Market would be at the Oct. 25 commission meeting to make a presentation and answer commission questions. If Holmes Beach rejects the permit application, Ambrose said she might look for another city where her event could be held. Anna Maria street closureThe intersection of Palm Avenue and North Shore Drive in Anna Maria will be closed until Oct. 28 so crews can install new sewer lines, a Manatee County infrastructure department press release said. The closure began Oct. 14, and detour signs are posted to alert motorists. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 5 Live The Lifestyle Youve Always Dreamed Of FROM 1,866 2,642 SFNew Maintenance-Free Homes in NW Bradenton from the $270s, Just Minutes from Beaches, Parks and Downtown. FRESH NEW FLOOR PLANS ENDLESS SUMMER 2,163 SF CBC 1256375 Dont miss out! This is your last chance to buy a brand new home in beautiful northwest Bradenton!1805 88th Court NW, Bradenton, FL 34209 Phone 941-792-5333 August tourism jumps 11 percentBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter While not as spectacular as the 29.5 percent increase in resort tax collections in August compared with the showed a healthy 11 percent increase from last year. The Manatee County Tax Collector reports resort tax revenues, while the Bradenton Area Convention and accommodation occupancy and surveys. The BACVB reported 34,200 visitors came to recorded in August 2010. Of those visitors, 34.9 percent were visiting Anna planned a return vacation. In addition, 95 percent said mend the Island to friends and relatives. for summer vacationers, with 35 percent of August visitors coming from within the state. The top attributes given to the area by visitors were clean and unspoiled beaches, clean water and a friendly atmosphere. Social media has become a main tool for vacationers tors stated they used the Internet to research Anna Maria BACVB reported 362,000 visitors, a 4.9 percent rise from the 345,200 reported through August 2010. Direct expenditures by visitors also increased in August 2011, with $13.1 million spent this August compared with $11.5 million in August 2010, the BACVB reported. eight months of 2010. It shows that our marketing efforts are succeeding, said Deb Meihls, BACVB marketing director. She predicted tourism to the area would continue to improve in winter tourist season. Modular coming to HaleysTom Buehler, owner of Haleys Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach, recently completed the foundation for what building modular apartment unit at the motel, although no site-plan has been submitted. The original apartment burned three years ago in an said he would have an announcement on the plans soon. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 PLEASE SEE OPINIONS, NEXT PAGE Opinion YourGood neighbors Over the past weeks, various articles portrayed residents of the Sandpiper Resort as acting as less than good neighbors because of the installation of a gated fence. Holmes Beach residents in the area should be questioning why, after so many years of coexistence, we found it necessary to erect the fence. It started slowly, but as time went on it became more apparent that an increasing number of Holmes Beach residents were using 27th Street as access to the park, which is privately owned. Residents in the park have witnessed countless instances of trespassing. The insensitive and intrusive use of our private grounds by strangers posed a safety concern for our residents, most especially those who are elderly and widowed. Golf carts are driven through all our private roads at all hours and by all ages. Meanwhile, Holmes Beach recently published a list of streets where golf carts may legally be driven and neither avenues B nor C were designated for carts. I was bewildered in reading that Holmes Beach continues to feel we should remove the gates to enable golf carts apparently illegally driven on their streets to enter our park, where they illegally trespass. ing and happily welcome them to enjoy it should they decide to buy or share a home. We are not, however, a tourist area. Barbara McCormack, Bradenton BeachPirate pleasantries On behalf of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, I would like to send out a personal thank you to some of the people who made our Pirate Bone Soup Cook-Off fundraiser a huge success. put in a lot of hard work and made some fantastic soups. In the pro-division were Bridge Street Bistro, Key Royal, Rotten Ralphs, Waterfront Restaurant and the Leg Chowder. Bekka Stasny took honors. Also thanks to the talented Highway 41, Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki and the judges Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, Anna Maria Commissioner John Quam, Manatee County Commission Chair Carol Whitmore and Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board member David Teitelbaum who took time out of their busy schedules to choose the winning soup in the Walk in the park I just took a walk around the north end and through the Bayfront Park. Its a walk that Ive taken many times over 27 years and it always brings me such great pleasure to hear and see the waves and the sound of the Australian pines, especially on breezy days. Now even more trees have been planted right alongside the exotics. It all complements each other. boardwalk and I want to say how this made the north end even more beautiful. Many thanks to all involved with this project. It seems to me that over the last few years, the authorities have worked to preserve and enhance what we already have. Not just tear it down and take out trees because somebody has put them on some list that deems them more dangerous and invasive than others. If you havent already done so, take a walk through the park, sit and listen. Then walk along the boardwalk. that had the presence of mind and fortitude to make it possible. Susan Hatch, Anna MariaOur little secret Not everyones memory goes back far enough to recall the spin put on attracting tourists to Anna Maria Anna Maria Island our little secret, the pitchman concluded after showing scenes of folks frolicking on our white sandy beach. It was in the days before the intense marketing dollars resulting from the bed tax drove the ad campaigns to England and Germany and beyond. It was enough for some Islanders to say, Whoa. Doesnt the natural escalation of friends and family coming to visit and deciding to stay forever accomplish the same result at a pace we can better absorb? And what about that huge expenditure of tax dollars? secret campaign was working. And it seemed to be working too well. What was once a visit to a quiet, empty beach in May, September or October soon resulted in loads of folks on the shore as far as one could see north and south. and, soon to follow, were high real estate prices, escalating property taxes and, naturally, investors had locked in on the broadcast. Our little secret was no more. The marketing turned to promoting Anna Maria style. Quaint and cuddly. Meanwhile, some Island folks were cashing in their real estate chips and moving inland. Next came the economic downturn. Recession. Value lost. properties and prettify them for the next generation of visitors. and Motel 6 would take over clusters of beachfront and sell us out to be a Myrtle Beach, Daytona, Panama Beach vacation spot. That prediction didnt pan out. But we are seeing vacationers who might be better suited to big-box motels. Theyre coming to Anna Maria by the camperload with extended families, renting the new mega-cottages and jumping in the pool and partying just as they would at the motel with the big sign and the expansive pool with a slide and swim-up bar. Party on. Tourism on Anna Maria Island, just like the economy, has taken a turn. We hope all three cities put on the bifocals and focus on the details. Its not just trash at the curb that needs attention. We need to save the goose that laid the golden egg on Anna Maria Island. We need to save our neighborhoods. I got your secret bet, and Ill see you 2 tourists.

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Manatee County ecosystems manager Charlie Hunsicker said the project would go out to bid mid-December and start by April 2002. siasm to a proposal by Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash that the county adopt a charter form of government. Then-Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said there was little in a county charter that would ernment would prevent developments such as Arvidas Island that was approved by Bradenton. ick rejected a proposal by Manatee County administralocation after Audubon Society members complained conceived the idea of a memorial for Island veterans, 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 ROTTEN RALPHS ROTTEN RALPHS Live bait at the Bridge Street location! $5 Lunch specials at both Rotten Ralph locations. Yummy breakfast at our Bridge Street location. ... and free WiFi at our original location!Go vegan The two recent shark attacks in Anna Maria the other was wounded after he dumped his bait in made beachgoers wary. But people really are the biggest predators of the animals annually. By lining up at seafood buffets, we have decimated fish populations and caused marine life to they undergo excruciating decompression the internal pressure ruptures their swimbladders, pops out their eyes, and pushes their stomach out through vessels; others are still alive when their throats and bellies are slit open. We can all enjoy going to the beach without killing the animals who inhabit the ocean. If youre tasty vegan foods. Heather Moore, PETA Foundation, Norfolk, Va.Cruising on carts This is a request to the city commissioners in or modify existing regulations, then tell us what they are and enforce them. I have been driving a golf cart in Holmes Beach not on Gulf Drive or Palm and Marina day and night with no problems. Soon after the decision to allow carts, one of the Island newspapers reported that Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine was asked where carts were allowed. He responded something like anywhere in the city where the speed limit is 25 mph or less. cer that carts are restricted to the north part of Holmes Beach and are allowed only during daylight hours. Id like to see carts allowed on all streets where the speed limit is 25 mph or less and crossing points on Gulf Drive. It would make sense that carts be required to have headlights and brake lights and that them. I think all of the Island cities could and should make a real effort to inform guests and residents alike about municipal bicycle, Segway, golf cart and scooter rules and enforce them properly. Scott Ricci, Holmes Beach Opinion Yourprofessional division. And last but certainly not least, many thanks to all of you who generously support AMIP and its many worthwhile causes, especially The Islander and the Sun. Lisa M Ritchey, Anna Maria Island PrivateersHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include tion). Anonymous letters will not be printed. Address letters by e-mail to news@islander.or g or or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. YOUR OPINION

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Morton seeks fth term Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat Morton is running Morton said his experiences the past eight years have given him a good insight into the city, how it works and what residents want for Holmes Beach. His ability to be a good listener and keep an open mind about issues has served him well in the past as a commissioner, he said, and a vote for him is a vote for experience. Letting people talk is a good way to gain information, he said. In his door-to-door campaigning, hes learned much about the wants and wishes of city residents. Morton has a major concern that many vacation rental properties are not in compliance with city codes, and thats putting a burden on residents. Loud parties, parking on the lawn and unwanted trash are just some of the issues Morton associates with vaca tion rentals. He would ensure the new commission examines all city ordinances related to vacation rentals and singlefamily homes and make sure all properties comply with city codes. I am concerned with someone attesting to building These vacation rentals should not be allowed in the residential district, he said. bedroom house, God bless them, Morton said. Just as long as they are not renting the house, he added. Morton wants to look at stormwater drainage at the south end of the city, something that is long overdue, in his opinion. He likes the citys business district as it is now, and creating more commercial zones. Morton has been the commission liaison to Waste Management Inc., the citys contracted trash-hauling Peelen believes in service Jean Peelen is running for one of the three Holmes She said she has been in public service all her professional life and will bring to the commission a unique insight into government and its inner workings. She is a former civil rights attorney and was chief of staff of the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau. Serving on the Holmes Beach City Commission would be another way to serve my community, she said. Beach to continue to be the beautiful, family-friendly paradise it has been in the past and can be again. The residents of Holmes Beach deserve a safe, secure, supportive environment and she would seek to create a balance between the needs of the business community and needs of the residents. I will bring commitment, energy, expertise and experience to the job, Peelen said. She is concerned with the proliferation of three-story, Robinson wants second term Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson is running for re-election to one of the three seats on the comservice, and said hes been involved in considerable improvement in the service and getting a decent, fair contract for the city with WMI. He also pushed for a trespassing ordinance, the adult entertainment ordinance and for maintaining the citys ad valorem millage rate the same each budget year to the extent possible. Morton and wife Gailene have lived in Holmes Beach investor-owned, rental houses being built in residential neighborhoods in Holmes Beach. They are businesses being placed in neighbor hoods, Peelen said. She said she has visited about 2,000 homes the past few months and is appalled to see these monster houses to our traditional Island cottages. Cars, trash and noise from these unwelcome rental properties are overwhelming residents. Quite a few people she visited indicated they are considering leaving the Island because the quality of life is changing, she noted. I think this is a tragedy in the making, she said. If elected, Peelen would ask the commission to hold a meeting with residents to hear their concerns and issues with rental properties, then go into a commission work session to discuss how people want the city to look in 10 years. She also would ask to review whether rental houses already built were properly permitted and take immediate action to slow or regulate the building of more giant rental houses. Peelen would make the public meeting and visioning of rentals her project for the commission, and would ensure the commission does more than just talk about the situation. I think there needs to be an active partnership among citizens, real estate agents who handle rentals for owners, code enforcement and the police, Peelen said. She also favors a public relations program to make it very clear to tourists that we love them and we ask that they respect our residents. Peelen said she wants to be a new voice in Holmes Beach. has lived in Holmes Beach since 2006. Morton Peelen

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 9term. Robinson said his education and life experiences have been extensive and serve him well as a commissioner. He has owned his own business, which has given him considerable experience, he said. In contrast to the other candidates, I have owned my own business and signed my own paychecks. If I made a bad choice, I got no paycheck. Working for someone else all ones life makes for limited life experiences, he said. He said voters should choose him because I understand the value of a dollar. I will work to see that the city conjunction with operating decisions need to be made as if the city was a business. Robinsons chief concern is the continued construction of what he calls big box homes that become vacation rentals and put a strain on the locals and their neighborhoods. Controlling the growth of vacation rentals should be the new commissions No. 1 goal, and commissioners should look at the impact of trash, loud parties, the number of people who can occupy a vacation home, and other rental issues. While looking at the rental issue, the commission needs to see that existing rules and regulations are enforced, he said. Robinson also believes the city continues to make poor choices with taxpayer money. He claims the city wastes about $900,000 a year on its police force, or almost 20 percent of the city budget. With changes to the police department, tax bills could be reduced by 20 percent, he said. Robinson has lived in Holmes Beach for 20 years and said he is a semi-retired businessman. Robinson also believes the city continues to make poor choices with taxpayer money. He claims the city wastes about $900,000 a year on its police force, or almost 20 percent of the city budget. With changes to the police department, tax bills could be reduced by 20 percent, he said. Robinson has lived in Holmes Beach for 20 years and said he is a semi-retired businessman. Absentee ballot deadline The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Marked ballots must be returned to the Manatee On election day, polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Anna Maria at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., and in Holmes Beach at Gloria Voters in Anna Maria will cast ballots to elect three people to the city commission. Voters in Holmes Beach also will be elected three city commissioners. In Bradenton Beach, there is no election. Gay Breuler faced no opposition in her bid for another two-year term on the city commission, and John Shaughnessy was unopposed for mayor, also a two-year term. an absentee ballot, go to www.votemanatee.com or call Islander serves up candidates, popcorn, music, more The Islanders Popcorn & Politics forum takes place 5404 Marina Drive. The event provides an opportunity for candidates and election in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. The event, which is hosted by The Islander in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Manatee as entertainment by Mike Sales. In Anna Maria, four people are vying for three two-year terms on the city commission. The candidates include incumbents John J. Quam and Dale Woodland, former Mayor SueLynn and planning board member Nancy L. Yetter. three two-year terms on the commission. The candidates include incumbents Pat Morton, Al Robinson and David Zaccagnino and challengers Andy Sheridan and Jean Peelen. In Bradenton Beach, incumbent Commissioner Gay Breuler will be returned to another two-year term representing Ward 1, and former Commissioner John Shaughnessy will become mayor. After the election, a new commission will appoint someone to represent Ward 3, where Popcorn and other refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.Zaccagnino hopes for fourth term Incumbent David Zaccagnino is running for his fourth consecutive term on the Holmes Beach City ComZaccagnino said his six years as commissioner have given him experience in dealing with city affairs and he wants to continue as a commissioner to use that experience to keep the city on the right path. He believes for solutions to delicate issues. I believe I do a good job of bringing people together and getting correct information to get problems solved, he said. He said he also is experienced in dealing with county is achieving whats best for Holmes Beach. Zaccagnino said much has been accomplished during his six years on the commission, including keeping the ad valorem rate the same in the past several budgets, while meeting the needs of the city. However, he sees a major issue developing in the city with vacation rental properties, particularly in the districts where rentals of less than one week are allowed. The commission needs to act quickly and decisively to protect residents, but still allow visitors to enjoy their Holmes Beach experience. Ive had a lot of feedback on the loud noise, the trash left behind, the parking and the density impact some vacation rentals are having, he said. Hes concerned that people might be renting homes, but ignoring the rental rules, including renting without a license. A rental license should be a privilege, he said, adding that the next commission should look at every aspect of the vacation rental market, including the duties of rental agents, parking requirements and use of code enforcement. While noting that the population of Holmes Beach declined by more than 1,000 people from 2000 to 2010 is not overly concerned. He believes the citys population is stabilizing, if not on the upswing, as Baby-Boomers retire on the Island. Resurrection of the city population is just down the road, he said. Zaccagnino is proud of his accomplishments as comtee and the police pension board. He said he helped get several pocket parks developed, and the city now has a very strong pension for police. residents and continue to make Holmes Beach the best beach city to live in anywhere, he said. Zaccagnino was raised in the Tampa Bay area and moved to Holmes Beach in 2000. He has two sons and one Sheridan promotes activism Andy Sheridan is running for one of the three Holmes Beach city commission seats that will be decided in the He decided to become a candidate because he believes that participation is necessary in a representative form of government. Several years ago, Sheridan said he began speaking at commission meetings on quality of life issues in Holmes Beach. With a background in business, Sheridan said he has solutions. I work well with others and believe that very little gets done alone. When he made an unsuccessful run for a commission seat in 2009, Sheridan vowed that win or lose he would continue to attend and participate at commission meetings. Hes making that same pledge in this election. Sheridans chief concern is that the city might lose our family-friendly neighborhoods and become a weekend party destination. If elected, he said he would look at how other beach communities have maintained their tourism business and neighborhoods. Holmes Beach is a great community, and Sheridan favors improving the qualify of life any way we can. Sheridan believes there are a number of business opportunities that would prosper in Holmes Beach, but not all business models are appropriate for the city. I would not encourage any business that would erode our quality of life. One issue that might erode the quality of life is the trash problem. Sheridan said he advocated an enforceable ordinance in 2010, but more needs to be done. He wants all applicable codes to be enforced, including those involving vacation rentals, and wants to work with residents to identify and report problem locations. He said there should be an ordinance limiting the number of people who can occupy a vacation rental at one time. Sheridan also is concerned that marketing programs for Anna Maria Island may be inadvertently promoting this area as a party destination, as opposed to a familySheridan Zaccagnino Robinsonfriendly, relaxed vacation location. Another troubling issue, he said, is that people who work in the service industry on the Island will no longer be able to live on the Island as the last of the affordable housing units are being torn down and replaced with more expensive housing. Currently working in retail sales, Sheridan moved to Holmes Beach as a full-time resident in 2003. Empty bowls to bene t food bank The 11th annual Empty Bowls luncheon to ben9th, and again on Lakewood Ranch. ArtCenter Manatee, with the help of local artists and potters, has created more than 1,000 ceramic bowls that guests will choose before they share a meal of soup and bread, symbolic of the hunger struggle in our community. After selecting a bowl to keep, diners enjoy soup donated by local restaurants, bread from Publix, desserts from Matt and Doms Custom Cakes and Pastries by Design, and music, courtesy of DJ Chuck Caudill and 92.1 MYfm. Island restaurants participating in the event include the BeachHouse Restaurant, Euphemia Haye, Harrys Continental Kitchens and Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant. Tickets are $20, of which $10 is tax-deductible, and may be purchased online at www.foodbankofmanatee.org or by calling 941-749-0100. denton. St., Lakewood Ranch.

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10 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER Holmes Beach parks committee kicks off meeting seasonBy Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter mittee began its fall-spring meeting season Oct. 5. The chairman Jerry West. West also was appointed as liaison to Keep Manatee Beautiful. Once the election was complete, the committee quickly began addressing issues carried over from last season. The strip of shrubbery next to the bus shelter with worries expressed over the fact that some plants are dead. The important question before moving ahead with any replanting is whether or not the land is a public right of way. Plantings along 63rd Street are on hold until drainage in that area can be addressed. The committee agrees that native plants would do well along that strip. come to fruition. After an unsuccessful attempt at plant ing shrubs there, 64 live oak trees are beginning to grow. These will yield a 50-foot canopy and complete shade within 10 years, West said. Also carried over from last season is Grassy Point, a preservation area across East Bay Drive from Walgreens. Seven Australian pines recently were removed, and new foliage is needed. The committee discussed the mayors interest in possibly constructing a boardwalk and obser vation tower in the preserve, noting that grants will have to be pursued for these and other future projects. In new business, the committee noted the need Avenue and East Bay Drive. As this area is sometimes was roundly agreed that the unkempt appearance should be promptly addressed. winners, and the hope is to restore them with native plants. Also, there is interest in pursuing new shade trees for 77th Street where three Australian pines were removed. They have been replaced by very young live oaks and a in the near future. The possibility of a memorial tree for that area was suggested by Commissioner David Zaccagnino, and the cent canopy in the area. city that is already so developed.Capital improvements on BBs fall calendarPolicies proposed for new parking lotA seawall at the east end of 13th Street South in Bradenton Beach is in need of repair or replacement, according to Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Commissioners met Sept. 21 to review their calendar of capital improvements, including repairing seawalls, installing trolley shelters and dressing up the gateways. South, in the 2700 block of Gulf Drive North near the Sandpiper Resort, at Katie Pierola Sunset Park in the near Runaway Bay. The shelters will be built by wood-working students at Manatee Technical Institute this fall and installed on pavers. The project is expected to cost about $39,000, with $32,000 coming from Manatee County Area Transit, which operates the Island trolley service. John Cosby, a police lieutenant who chairs the CIP committee, said the work should begin next month and be completed by the end of the year. will opt for a design similar to Manatee Countys signs at Coquina Beach, a design similar to signs at city proper ties, or a mix of the two. There are plans to replace the welcome signs at the citys southern and northern borders, as well as at the intersection at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive. Commissioners likely will decide the designs for the signs by next month, and an MTI class will build them. The city has budgeted $3,000 for what Mayor Bob Bartelt has described as low-key gateway improvements. Additionally, a sidewalk is planned for the west side of Gulf Drive going north from Cortez Road. way; the other is private property. The city also may ask the DOT to approve the consolidation of signs near the intersection of the two state roads, and possibly hang the street signs over the intersection. We could eliminate a lot of that signage there and clear up the clutter at the gateway, he said. mission allocated more than $50,000 to repair crumbling seawalls at Sixth Street South, Seventh Street South and 13th Street South. Those will be done this budget year, Cosby said. The CIP committee will develop the work as a stormwater project so the city can seek funding from the tional bayfront improvements along Bay Drive South. The citys investment in the street-end seawalls could be used to leverage a Swiftmud grant for Bay Drive South, Cosby said. Additionally, when the city seeks bids for the seawall projects, it will seek linear-foot pricing, which building Lower costs, said Cosby, would mean the city could also afford to repair the seawall at 12th Street South in 2011-12. City clerk Nora Idso said the city might be ready to request bids on the project by late October. The expanded public parking lot between Church Street and Highland Avenue will be completed later this month. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beachs police chief, public works direceasily agreed upon basic policies for an expanded parking lot in the commercial district. The policies were proposed and discussed during a town hall meeting Oct. 6 at city hall. The meeting was set parking lot between Church Street and Highland Avenue. The lot, south of the public works garage, was expanded after the relocation of an old cottage to Cortez. Several residents, along with city staff, Mayor Bob Bartelt and Commissioners Janie Robertson and Gay Breuler attended the meeting. home that is next to the parking lot. Georges read a list of seven requests. And he found all of them well received. Those sound pretty good, the mayor told him. The resident requested that no vehicles park over night in the lot, which Georges said would lead strangers, stragglers and others to congregate. Police Chief Sam Speciale agreed. Overnight parking would be inappropriate for the location, he said. No. 2 on Georges list was the request that the parking lot be off-limits to campers, large trucks, boats, trailers and garbage trucks. the request that the city add security cameras at the site and regular police patrols. One of our biggest concerns is security, Georges said. Speciale said cameras recently were placed on the public works building and that the parking lot would be cers. Georges asked for no additional lighting and is likely to get that request honored. He also requested trash receptacles, which public works Tom Woodard promised to place. rules for the parking lot be posted. They have to be posted by law, Speciale said. The commission must formally adopt parking lot rules, which probably will set hours from 6 a.m. to midnight. Woodard said the parking lot likely will be completed this month. The shell-mix surface was placed, but spaces still must be delineated and landscaping planted.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 11 ACCOMMODATIONS Tortuga Inn Beach & Tradewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www.tortugainn.com 941-778-6611 www.tradewinds-resort.com Haleys Motel An Island jewel with 1950s charm and 21st century amenities. Perfect for all weddings and reunions. 941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824 www.haleysmotel.com Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s Island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.com www.bungalowbeach.com i.wed BEAUTY & WELLNESS Acqua Aveda Salon Spa Store Hair, nails, makeup, skin and massage for the bride and the entire bridal party. 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-5400 www.acquaaveda.com CATERING Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill & Restaurant Well cater your affair with Caribbean flair! 941-779-1930 www.bananacabanaseafood.com JEWELRY Bridge Street Jewelers The Islands full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The finest wedding photography since 1980. Studio at 315 58th St., Holmes Beach. Visit my website: www.jackelka.com WEDDING/RECEPTIONS Rotten Ralphs Restaurants Now offering catering and banquet facilities for weddings and private parties. 941-778-3953. The Islander Wedding Directory Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, and guest accommodations all in one location. www.queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.com 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL ATTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily. 941-792-3366 Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Come in and enter to win one of our 3 baskets valued at over $1,000 worth of Services and Products! $5 entries. ALL proceeds go to 941.778.0400 BB commission to discuss street vacation The Bradenton Beach City Commissions agenda for Oct. 20 includes a discussion with the city attorney on the quitclaim deed for 27th Street. The unimproved street is just south of the border with Holmes Beach. Several years ago, Bradenton Beach vacated the street and issued a quitclaim deed for the property to the Sandpiper Resort mobile home park. More recently, the resort erected a gated fence on the property, triggering a dispute over access with neighbors in Holmes Beach. The agenda for the 1 p.m. meeting at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., also includes consideration of several special event proposals, including one for a series of markets on Bridge Street and another for continuing the picnics at Katie Pierola Sunset Park. Other agenda items include discussions on trimming Australian pines, maintaining public-private docks and the policy for issuing special event permits. A reading on a draft ordinance regarding the placement of outdoor newsracks will be continued to another meeting, so city staff can rework the proposal.Mote monitoring Sarasota County for red tide Mote Marine Laboratory reported Oct. 14 that its ida red tide algae, Karenia brevis in waters offshore of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. The robot was launched by Mote scientists Oct. 12 from a boat offshore of Venice to patrol for red tide. Scithem and launched a second robot. shore of Gasparilla and moving south. The robot was expected to patrol for the next week to the southern end of Captiva in Lee County.BB newsrack ordinance due for rewriteBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter ers may rush to meet deadline, but theyre in no hurry to adopt a revised newsrack ordinance. Better to get it right, Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt said near the conclusion of an Oct. 13 workshop on updating the citys newsrack ordinance to deal with concerns for public safety and aesthetics. Lets take a breath and get this right. City commissioners turned their focus on rewriting the newsrack ordinance earlier this year, after completing an update of the citys sign ordinance. Commissioner Janie Robertson said the impetus for revising the newsrack regulations came years ago from a committee advising on improving curb appeal along the Gulf Drive scenic highway. Several issues were discussed last week with representatives from The Islander, Sun, St. Petersburg Times and USA Today, some of whom stressed an interest in keeping individual newspaper boxes, raised concerns about the costs of modular newspaper racks and sought assurances that any regulations would not infringe on the constitutional guarantee of free speech. A draft ordinance, which Gilbert said will be revised before commission consideration, does not apply to newsracks and newsstands inside private structures. The ordinance proposes that the city construct a series of concrete pads for modular newsracks the combined metal boxes that publishers buy into like condominium purchases on public rights of way. The ordinance specifies the size of the modular racks, as well as the color tan and that they must be well maintained and able to withstand hurricane-force winds. The ordinance, as currently drafted, does not apply to individual newspaper boxes outdoors on private property. A representative from the St. Pete Times estimated that it would cost a publisher $250-$500 for each position in a modular, in addition to maintenance and refurbishment costs. Its a good investment, but it initially can be expensive, said April Hemby, support services manager of the St. Pete Times, which builds and places modular and single racks. She added that with the modular units, publishers lose their identity with single racks, publishers have unique boxes and colors. Its good in one way, bad in another way, Hemby said. Islander publisher Bonner Joy said forcing newspapers to buy into modulars could be a hardship. Plus, she said, the metal racks dont weather well in beach communities. Eric Ross, with USA Today, added that when his papers are moved from individual boxes to modulars his sales drop, about 75 percent in some cases. Our racks are noticeable, he said. Another concern for the newspaper representatives was the proposal that the commission issue conditionaluse permits the fees havent been set for placing units on public property. Thats another layer of government bureaucracy, Joy said. Still, the newspaper representatives agreed to work determining the best locations for modular units. Joy enlisted the help of Gilbert to locate racks near Bartelt, encouraging additional work on the ordinance, said, Lets get this nailed down. But I want to get this nailed down correctly. People want information, and I really dont want to see any circulation go down. an ordinance on the regulation of newspaper racks to improve aesthetics and safeguard property in a storm. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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12 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 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) 12th & East Home presents 3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA AT THE BEACH 941.778.7440 12thandEastHome.com5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217ART, MUSIC AND SNACKS Come sip & snack while viewing some of Anna Maria Islands young artists! This month we will be featuring local artists:* JUDY T ITSWORTH KIM D ARNELL * D ONNA S UTTON D ANA R UDOLPH * D OTTIE BAK ER and E LLEN S OLOMANS *5:00:00 PMAlso, we have added a lot of items to our store... So, come see whats new! HOWL O WEEN 4-7 PMPETS & KIDS ... STOP BY FOR A QUICK TREAT! Join our Family of Furry Friends!Call now for an appointment: SPA TREATMENTLAST MINUTE? NO PROBLEM!Water quality, pot-luck top summit agenda and Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club are hosting an environmental summit at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Palma Sola Botanical Park. The topic is Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Standards. The meeting will begin with a potluck supper. The host organizations will provide the main course, drinks and tableware. Please bring a side dish to share. Attendance is free, but reservations are required by Bradenton.Mote hosts night of sh, fun, fright Buoys and ghouls of all ages are invited to dress up Sail the spooky seas and discover creatures from the deep in a safe and fun trick-or-treat zone and explore the haunted house, Shipwreck on City Island. The haunted and watch the aquariums underwater pumpkin carving in the shark tank. At some point during the evening mote expects pirates to invade the aquarium. Tickets may be purchase online or at the door. Tickets are $10 per person; children under age 4 are admitted free. www.mote.or g or call Tour seekers get haunted tales at burial grounds Preston Boyd will lead two Spirit Voices from Old Manatee tours through one of the oldest organized bury22. Tours of the Old Manatee burying grounds will depart at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. from the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Participants will hear graveside dialogues based on narratives found in archived diaries, military logs and legends performed by costumed actors. A limited number of tickets are available and cost Children under age 12 are admitted free. Tickets and information are available by calling 941741-4075.Volunteers needed for Longboat Key triathlon The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce is recruiting volunteers for the second annual Ziivaa Longboat Key Triathlon and Duathlon Saturday, Oct. 23. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks before, during and after the event. Some of the tasks needing to be done include preparing race packets, attending to parking, body marking, operating water stations, timing and cleanup. chamber by e-mail, dmims@longboatkeychamber.com, Make a wish: Islander seeks holiday wishes Each year, with the arrival of Thanksgiving and the season for sharing, The Islander publishes a holiday Wish Book containing wish lists from local community-support groups. The Islander encourages representatives of local groups to submit wish lists by Nov. 12. Send a list plies, equipment, furnishings needed by your nonto reporter Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org.Rotary aids vets for Honor Flight Raising fundingRotary Club of Anna Maria members Dawn Maley and Ed and Judy Rup staff a booth at Bayfest on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria to raise money to send World War II veterans on trips to see the national WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Islander Photo: Thomas Aposporos II The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island is raising funds to pay for local World War II veterans to take an Washington, D.C., at no cost to the veteran. ans to Washington, takes them on a guided tour to the military memorials, then brings them home, said Island Rotary Club member Barry Gould. The Island Rotary Club is participating with 52 other to sponsor 70 WWII vets in June 2012. Cost for each veteran roundtrip is $500 and Rotary volunteers will accompany the veterans on the tour. With WWII veterans dying at the rate of 1,200 per week, Gould said its a race against time to get veterans to the memorial. One veteran the Island Rotary Club wants to get Marine Corps veteran who fought in Okinawa in 1945. World War II Memorial in Washington to see my name engraved there, but because of sleep apnea and other serious health problems, I cant be gone overnight, said. and return that evening. deserve the opportunity to see the memorial dedicated to their service. They are the people who fought for our freedom, Gould said. The Island Rotary Club had a Red, White and Blue booth at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest, and will hold other fundraising events in the coming weeks. online to www.annamariarotary.org.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 13 Island happenings 8102 Cortez Rd. W. $39.95WATCH TUNE-UP SERVICE 8102 Cortez Rd. W. 8102 Cortez Rd. W. Includes: Lifetime Battery Replacement Gasket Silicone Seal Stem, Crown, Back Clean Case & Band Polish Acrylic Crystals 1-Year Warranty 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today $18 $76 Also available in 14K gold Prices subject to change HA NDCRA FTED WISH BONE EARRINGS S terling S ilver WINE FLIGHTSTrolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton BeachShiprek Poker Run launches Oct. 30 The Anna Maria Island Privateers are organizing the The 40-mile ride will make stops at various businesses, beginning with Peggys Corral in Palmetto and ending with the Mexicali Border Cafe in Bradenton. The riders will make one stop on Anna Maria Island at the Drift-In in Bradenton Beach. Proceeds will benefit AMIPs Shiprek Memorial Scholarship Award, named for Greg Shiprek Davidson, who died in 2005. Davidson was an AMIP president and captain. In addition to organizing the event, AMIP is seeking sponsors. AMIP also is preparing for its monthly Thieves Markets, which return Nov. 12 at Coquina Beach and conTasting and Competition, which will take place Nov. 5 at the Drift In. The Saturday event at the bar, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and feature local bartenders serving up their best grog to win a prize and help AMIP raise money. Religion class forming St. Bernard Catholic Church is registering grades tion program. Registration will continue through Nov. 1. Silver springs exhibitThe underwater photography of Bruce Mozert is coming to the South Florida Museum Oct. 21. Mozert through Jan. 15. Islander Photo: Courtesy South Florida MuseumUnderwater photography exhibit opens Oct. 21 Bruce Mozert, from Oct. 21 through Jan. 15. The exhibit contains more than 40 black and white photographs also featured in a book created by Gary Monroe. Mozerts photography was used in the 1930s to re-establish the waters of Silver Springs as a prime tourist attraction. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Refreshments, light bites and a cash bar will be available. There is a $10 fee to attend. Monroe will speak about his book, which bares the same name as the exhibit, at 7 p.m. immediately following the reception. The lecture is also open to the public, with no fee to attend. The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Women on wine gathers on Bridge Street Women on Wine will host its monthly networking the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. WOW is a social networking group and the person who brings the most friends to the gathering will win a prize. 2132.AM merchants party for breast cancer awarenessBy Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter Pine Avenue stores are looking to be in the pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Various stores along Pine Avenue will particithe monthly Pine Avenue Porch Party, where stores provide complimentary food, refreshments Partygoers are invited to decorate and enter a bra at the event, where votes will be cast for favorites. Votes will cost $1, with proceeds to the National Breast Cancer The stores plan to offer a variety of prizes to winners of the contest. In addition, registration for Causeway 4 the Cause, breast cancer awareness and prevention, will take place at the Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost, Timeless Treasures and Island Cabana stores throughout the Oct. 21 event. Pine event, call the Olive Oil Outpost at Cause or to register, call 941-224-7506. Church holds fall sale St. Bernard Catholic Church is holding a fall rumurday, Oct. 22. Items include clothing, books, jewelry, housewares, furniture and more. Coffee and doughnuts and refreshments will be sold. 0591. Champagne and canvasPainter Marlane Wurzbach, center, welcomes guests to an Oct. 14 reception for her A Champagne Toast to the Season exhibit at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The artists co-op will feature Wurzbachs work throughout October. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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14 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER Come see the di ff erence for yourself! www.IslandDentalSpa.com Creating beautiful smiles for over 17 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Dr. Ya tros has appeared on ABC 7, NBC 8 and WB 38 Therapy the dentist Dr. Gy Ya trosRestore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your smile. Is la nd An imal Cl in icTOTA L PET CARE: Su rg er y De nt istry Bo ar ding Day Ca re Baths Fo od & Su pplies 24 -H ou r Em er ge ncy Dr op Off and Pi ck UpNe w Ho urs 8-5:30 Mo nd ay -F ri day 8:30-N oo n We dnesdays Wi ll ia m V. By st ro m DV M Leigh Pa ri si DV M Holm es Be ac h Busine ss Cent er 5343 Gulf Dr iv e, Suit e 90 0 941 .7 78 .2 44 5 Se rv in g the Is la nd s since 19 70 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Pastor Rosemary W. Backer Fellowship follows Sunday 9:30 service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday Song Service 5 PMiSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, Oct. 19 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Einstein Circle discussion Soothing the soul: Relaxation, meditation and guided imagery at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941359-4296. Noon Betty Yanger of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society will speak to the Anna Maria Garden Club at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941795-2370. 5:30 p.m. Popcorn and Politics at The Islander newspaper, refreshments, music by Mike Sales, talks by election hopefuls, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978. Monday, Oct. 24 6 to 8 p.m. BABES Bradenton Area Builders of Entrepreneurial Spirit womens networking group will meet at the Waterfront Restaurant, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 239-404-5869. Wednesday, Oct. 26 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Einstein Circle discussion Is France right to ban headscarves on Muslim girls? What are the limits for social norms? at the Studio and Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. 5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Blue Water Bridge Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. 5 to 8 p.m. Women on Wine gathering at Beach Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2123. Ongoing: denominational Bible study at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579. excursions for kids ages 5-12 with the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-7853. Information: 941-794-8044. seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Beach and entertainer Mike Sales host sunset BYO picnic at Katie Beach. Information: 941-448-5798. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941526-6789. beach access. Information: 941-794-6723. Donation. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Off-Island Wednesday, Oct. 19 1 p.m. wildlife at the Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-870-2259. Thursday, Oct. 20 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee applies. Friday, Oct. 21 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Food Bank of Manatee at Main Street, 8131 Main St., Lakewood Ranch. Information: 941-749-0100. Fee applies. 4 and 7 p.m. 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-741-4075. Fee applies. 6 p.m. the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies. 6 to 9 p.m. the green lawn at the corner of 11th Avenue and 12th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-580-8085. Fee applies. 6:30 to 9 p.m. 388-4441. Fee applies. Tuesday, Oct. 25 6:30 p.m. Information: 941-792-8314. Bring a dish to share. Wednesday, Oct. 26 7 to 8 p.m. Star talk series preview with Jeff Rodgers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Coming Up: Oct. 27, Underwater photography exhibit/lecture, South Florida Museum. South Florida Museum. Oct. 28, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Manatee Players. Party. The Islander newspaper. Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.Immigration Lawwww.usimmigrationteam.com 345 6th Ave. W., Bradenton 941-773-1523Tom@USimmigrationteam.com Tom Goldman, J.D., L.L.M. 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 9 AM Adult Sunday School 10 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 15 Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives. Send notices and photographs to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, ALLERGY AFFILIATESAdults and Children John Cella, M.D. NORTHERN VISITORS WELCOME WE GIVE ALLERGY SHOTSCall 792-4151SERVING TWO AREAS5701 21st Ave. W., Bradenton 34209 Convenient to W. Bradenton & the Beaches 5229 Fourth Ave. Circle E. Bradenton 34208 Convenient to East County The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, hosts a reception Oct. 14 for exhibiting instructors at the Holmes Beach venue through Nov. 4. Pictured are artists Tanya Calhoun, left, and Deeana Atkinson, AMIAL executive director Christina Reginelli, photographer Christine Galanopoulos and AMIAL special events director Colin Bisset. Islander Photo: Lisa NeffBYO donationFor Art Hinkles 85th birthday celebration, he and wife Donna asked guests to bring a donation for Our Daily Bread. The couple is challenging Islanders to show their generosity and do one small thing to help make a difference. Islander Photo: Courtesy Art Hinkle BB merchants debut Thirsty Thursdays Couple challenges others to giveSpreading goodness is always worthwhile, big or small. The Hinkle family in Holmes Beach believes in following this advice, especially during challenging times. Long-time Island resident Arthur Hinkle celebrated With help from Donna, his wife of 62 years, and being no strangers to generosity and giving, the couple threw a party in his honor. They welcomed friends and family with one requirement in lieu of gifts, bring donations for the hungry. How many of us today really have a need for material gifts? asked the Hinkles. We are fortunate enough to not need much and have just enough to share, so thats what we did. The recipient of Hinkles birthday collection was organization has served more than 2 million meals. There are many organizations today that would be more than willing to pick-up donations from folks that want to help, said the Hinkles in a joint statement. Its the little things we can do, like stopping to do just one thing that might positively impact our surroundings, that will make a difference within our great AMI community. The Hinkles want to see otherss follow in their footsteps. It could be just as simple as a request on a party invitation for guests bring your own donations that keeps one less family from going to bed hungry. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beachs Bridge Street businesses are buying into Thirsty Thursday, a 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. happy hour on the citys bustling commercial street. The event debuted Oct. 13 and will continue every Thursday for an unlimited run. Its exciting, said Amanda Escobio, owner of Searenity Spa, 112 Bridge St. Street area are offering special deals to customers. Some are staying open extended hours to participate. Searenity, for example, offered visitors complimentary glasses of Champagne and a deal a chair massage with any purchase. At In the Garden, an open-air plant shop at 129 Bridge St., Ann Hall was selling herbs for $1 a pot. This week, she said she plans to discount air plants. Thursday offering was a wine-tasting. Almost every merchant is participating, said Jo Ann Meilner, a Back Alley owner and the president of the local businesses dedicated to promoting the commercial district. Thirsty Thursday meets the needs of someone thirsty for a cold drink, thirsty for a hot coffee or thirsty for a good deal, Meilner said. Participating businesses will vary their special offering from week to week. Escobio hopes the regular event provides an opportunity for Islanders to see her spa and store, which opened in the summer. Everybodys excited, all the way to the pier, she said. Hall said she appreciated that the Bridge Street group was doing something celebratory. The merchants group also is preparing for the return of the weekly Bridge Street Market, held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. November through April, with the exception of Christmas and possibly New Years Day. Meilner said the 2011-12 market will feature proherbs, lotions, soaps and other handcrafted items. The merchants group is working with new market manager Melissa Enders on the regular events. Shes got some great new ideas and plans, Meilner said. One concept is to hold a special event or activity at each market. A Thanksgiving market, for example, might include a pumpkin pie contest. And, at the kickoff market Nov. 6, patrons can participate in a photo-scavenger hunt for prizes. At the market, shoppers will pick up contest clues, then theyll head out to Bridge Street shops, where they will solve the clue and take a digital photograph. Back at the market, the photographs will be reviewed and prizes awarded. Its not a race, Meilner said. And theres no time limit. Its an opportunity for people to see the shops. The Bridge Street calendar also includes a holiday celebration on Dec. 17. The merchants of the city are enthusiastic about the upcoming season, Meilner said. Were beginning to see a little upturn in shopping and were ready for it.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 17 The Bayfest classic car show on Anna Marias Pine Avenue teams with vehicles and auto enthusiasts Oct. 15. Dog beach advocates Caryn Hodge, left, Ruth Uecker, Carol and Jim Smith, and Judy and Gus Perez petition for a dog-friendly beach on Anna Maria Island. DJ Lance Hubschmitt sets the tone in his rolling juke box at Bayfests classic car show. The evening hours of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest were bathed dors provided aromas for festival goers at the Pine Avenue-Bay Boulevard intersection.

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18 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER HB man requests trial A Holmes Beach man accused of raiding a neigh bors dresser for panties has a new attorney and is demanding a jury trial, which could take place in December. Ernest Kendler, who faces a second-degree felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling, had been scheduled to appear in court Oct. 11 for a plea hear ing. But Kendler is now scheduled for trial the week beginning Dec. 12. motion to enter a plea of not guilty on behalf of Kendler and demanded police reports and prosecutorial information in the case. Kendler is accused of stealing underwear from two women who live near his home on Neptune Lane.Local legislative agenda in works On the agenda Manatee County Legislative Delegation meet ing set for Oct. 27 or to be placed on the meeting agenda, contact Debbie Scott at 941-727-6349 or v. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Manatee County commissioners are working on their legislative priorities with beach renourishment money near the top of the list in preparation for an early 2012 session in Tallahassee and in advance of a delegation meeting later this month. An annual meeting of the Manatee County Legisla 27, in the Manatee County Commission Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The delegation Sens. Michael S. Mike Bennett, Nancy C. Detert and Arthenia L. Joyner, and Reps. Jim Boyd, Ray Pilon, Darryl Ervin Rouson and Greg Steube will hear presentations on proposed local bills as well as local constituent issues. One presentation will come from the Manatee County Board of Commissioners, which each year adopts a set advocate for in the state capitol. Commissioners, meeting Oct. 11 in Bradenton, reviewed the county platform, which states that the county supports the continuation of a dedicated state funding source for beach renourishment at or above the statutory levels. Manatee County supports legislation that protects the sovereign immunity of counties with regard to beach mitigation liability where a county conducts beach renourishment according to federal and state regulatory requirements. business in the state especially Internet retailers to taxes. tourist development tax revenue not currently remitted by online travel companies. tions and exclusions. Department of Environmental Protection to keep open the Terra Ceia Preserve and the Gamble Plantation. emergency contact information when they renew their licenses. tain local input in how property tax revenue is spent in system. Manatee County operates the local public libraries, including the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive. and support for a state constitutional amendment to ban oil drilling in near-shore waters.AM comp plan amendment nally approvedBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria now has an amendment to its 2007 comprehensive plan that allows construction in the conservation land-use zone on lots that were previously platted and accepted by the city. The 2007 comp-plan contained language that prohibited any development in the conservation land-use zone because commissioners at that time believed there were no privately owned lots in the zone. City attorney Jim Dye later reviewed the zone and found 11 lots accepted as buildable by the city before World War II. He also found other privately owned lots in the zone with structures on them. Under the no development clause of the comp plan, owners of those structures could not receive a building permit for even minor renovations, such as roof repairs or window replacements. October 2010. Department of Economic Opportunity, the states landplanning agency, before it could become law. The DEO approved the amendment on Aug. 25 and no challenge to the amendment was presented within the cial Bob Welch said. Its now a comprehensive plan amendment, Welch said. Only new structures can be built on the 11 lots and each of those lots is limited to one single-family residence, according to the amendment. Existing structures in the zone can be renovated, but construction of a new residence on lots where homes already exist is prohibited.Guardians gardeningThe Sarasota Bay Estuary Programs Bay Guardians project brings Tori Moore, 6, of Palmetto, to Neal Preserve Oct. 15 to plant native species. Volunteers worked throughout the morning, then gathered for a picnic in the Perico Island preserve just east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge on Manatee Avenue. Islander Photos: Lisa NeffBB stormwater improvements continue By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach will launch a second phase of stormwater improvements on the north side of the city, possibly as early as this month. Phase I, which is nearing completion, has involved improved drainage and piping, swale and inlet installation in the bayside neighborhood around Herb Dolan Park. includes regrading and paving along Avenue A between 24th and 25th streets, as well as improvements in the 2100 block of Avenue B and the alley behind the street. to reduce runoff into Sarasota Bay. The citys partner on the projects is the Southwest a three-year grant. missioners and Mayor Bob Bartelt, said city staff also is working with a planning consultant to incorporate lowimpact development standards in the land development code to better control stormwater with tools such as per meable parking and bio-swales. The improvements under way and planned are listed in the citys annual stormwater report, a required docuPrograms community-rating system. The report identifies several other steps the city beach dunes, which are natural defenses against storm surges that can washout Gulf Drive. City officials are working with the owner of the BeachHouse Restaurant for dunes work in the 100 block of Gulf Drive North. 13th Street South curve and from Cortez Road to Seventh Street North. Gilbert recommended in the report that city staff Street, Highland Avenue and Bay Drive South in the historic commercial district. Commissioners said last week that an expanded public parking lot between Church and Highland near the city public works department was built with a shellsand mix that should improve drainage in the area. Neal Preserve walkVolunteers hike into Neal Preserve, where they planted native species Oct. 15. The preserve is not open to the public. So the volunteers got a sneak peek at the site.

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The HBPD is collecting unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Islander Photo: Lisa NeffHBPD investigates Eat Here burglary The Holmes Beach Police Department is investigating a break-in Oct. 9 or Oct. 10 at Eat Here, 5315 Gulf Drive. The break-in occurred between 11 p.m. Oct. 9 and noticing broken glass at the door to the restaurant, reported the crime just before 6 a.m. Oct. 10. The police report indicates that about $3,000 was stolen. A crow bar, collected by police for evidence, appar ently was used to break into a cabinet below the cash register. The thief or thieves took cash but left other valuables, including electronic equipment and a checkbook.Island police blotterAnna Maria patched to a home where a man was found unresponsive in a hot tub. MCSO took a report about a stolen bike, which was valued at $100. The MCSO responded to a report of battery. A man was punched in the mouth and eye. A counter-allegation made against the victim was that he had stolen some possessions. The MCSO responded to a home where a party was declined to press charges. MCSO took a complaint from a man who said his father had received several phone calls from credit card companies inquiring about credit applications. No applications took a report from a man who said someone stole speakers from his Corvette. The items were valued at $900. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach suspended license. The HBPD arrested a Holmes Beach woman who was driving with a suspended license. a report of a purse stolen from a North Carolina woman while she was at D.Coy Ducks. The purse, valued at $50, contained a cell phone, a debit card and other items. a trespass notice to a Cortez man at the picnic tables at Manatee Public Beach. Police were dispatched to the beach on a report of a suspicious person suspected of using drugs in a public rest room. Here restaurant was burglarized late Oct. 9 or early Oct. 10. The incident remains under investigation. HBPD issued a trespass notice to a 32-year-old Sarasota man after being called to the Subway restaurant to deal with a disruptive customer. The HBPD acted on a warrant from the state, arresting a homeless woman on a warrant for failure to appear in court. The HBPD had responded to the Walgreens at East Bay after a complaint of panhandling. HBPD responded to an apparent dispute between neighbors. One person was issued a trespass notice. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach Police Department, Holmes Beach Police Department and Manatee County Sheriffs By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The Holmes Beach Police Department is joining again in another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. People can bring medicines to the police station, 5701 Marina Drive, on Saturday, Oct. 29. We urge citizens to bring in unused, unwanted and expired prescriptions on this day so they can be destroyed properly, said HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson. The campaign, at the national level, falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Justice Department and its Drug Enforcement Administration. The campaign addresses a public safety and public health issue, according to a DEA spokesperson, who said studies show that a teenagers introduction to illegal drug use often begins with taking someone elses prescription from the home medicine cabinet. Additionally, more than 7 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations National Survey on Drug Use and Health. There is an environmental component to the cam paign as well. drains, but researchers have raised concerns about water contamination and an impact on aquatic life from In 2004, a U.S. Geological Survey sampled rivers and aspirin, caffeine, codeine, antibiotics and warfarin, which is used as both a blood-thinner and a rodent killer. Prior Prescription Drug Take Back Days took place in September 2010 and in April, involved about 4,000 state and local law enforcement agencies and resulted in the collection of about 309 tons of pills. HBPD has participated in each Take Back Day. DEA administrator Michele M. Leonhart said, With the support and hard work of our local law enforcement and community partners, these events have not only dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, but have also increased awareness of this critical public health issue.

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Celebrate Oktoberfest with Bridge Street Bistro Susan Arbanas, right, of AMI Concierge, video photographer Kayla Hanish and the Anna Maria Island Sarong Co. join forces to relocate to 9908 Gulf Drive, Photo: Rick CatlinItalian to goVincenzo Vinny Esposito and Cheryl Greco opened Vinny & Cheryls Italian Kitchen last week, offering take-out meals and pizza at 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin 2549, or e-mail enzotelliespo@yahoo.com.Party planned at plaza The 12th and East Home at the Beach furnishings and antique store in the Island Shopping Center, 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will continue its seasonal series of artist showcases with another Party on the Plaza Local artists Kim Darnell, Judy Titsworth, Donna Sutton, Dana Rudolph, Dottie Baker and Ellen Soloman are featured at this months party, said owner Jessica Holmes. event all month. It is a great showcase for the creativity of the community in which we live and love. The parties are held on the third Thursday of every month and will take place through May, Holmes said. Chamber plans mixer The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business-card exchange from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Tradewinds Resort, 1603 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the event is $5 and reservations are requested. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Wisteria Park nears sell-out Neal Communities announced recently that its Wisteria Park single-family residential community in northwest Bradenton has only nine units remaining out of the original 155 planned at the project. Those include four home sites, four feature homes and a model home, a Neal Communities press release said. Wisteria Park is located within walking or bicycling distance of the Robinson Preserve and De Soto Memorial Bradenton. Shely stays put, for nowThe Islander advanced a move last week for Laura Shely, owner of Tide and Moon Jewelry Store in the AMI Plaza in Holmes Beach, but jumped the gun. The store will remain through the holidays in its Holmes Beach location, 5337 Gulf Drive, with the move planned to Pine Avenue in the new year. Shely said she plans to open a bigger store on Pine Meanwhile, shes offering layaway and planning ahead for holiday sales of her custom-crafted AMI pearl pendant and other unique fashions and merchandise.Martini stirs up new name The Martiniville restaurant, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is changing its name this month to the Martini Bistro, but thats about the only change. The restaurant still will serve its signature dishes, including seafood and pizza, as well as bar drinks. The Margaritaville Restaurants, a spokesperson said. entertainment bar, which offers the bistro menu and some with live music at night, big-screen televisions and TVs in booths, while the bistro deck has also expanded. While Martini Bistro closes at 11 p.m. on weekends 779-1000.

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Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com GOLF LINKS October 2011 SPECIALAM RIDE $24.50+tax Youth soccer perfectionists whittled to oneBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter Only one team Division III Gettel Toyota retains a perfect record in the Anna Maria Island Com munity Centers recreational soccer league following last weeks action. The winless Spinnakers Vacation Cottages battled ping their record to 4-0-1, a point ahead of second-place and remained atop of the division standings by a comfortable 6-point margin. LaPensee Plumbing moved to the top of the Division II standings after Jen Crady Massage tied winless Eat Here Oct. 12 thanks to outstanding defensive play from Willow Cooper, Leo Tilelli and Brennan Bowers in front of goalie Jovan Vasquez. Jen Crady looked to get on the scoreboard in the 11th minute when Olivia Glavan ran onto a nice throughball from Aiden Grumley. Glavan carried the ball toward the goal, bringing Vasquez off his line to challenge. Glavan and cleared the ball off the goal line before the bevy of awaiting Jen Crady players could get a foot on it. Bowers then passed the ball forward to Clayton Wilkinson at midwho did the rest. Theil took the ball up the left side and scored to give Eat Here a 1-0 lead. Jen Crady Massage had another stellar scoring chance in the 14th minute when Cameron Pasco got loose up the Shacklefords back which wrong-footed Vazquez, but he somehow got a hand on the ball and the shot tipped off the crossbar to preserve Eat Heres 1-0 lead. The second half brought more Jen Crady pressure and more stellar defense from Eat Here, though Eat Here came very close to extending its lead in the 35th minute, when a corner kick produced quality shots from both Cooper and Bowers. Both shots were blocked by the of his end. Jen Crady came within a hand of scoring the tying shot from 27 yards, but Vazquez got his hand up to make the save. tying goal in the 50th minute when Glavan carried the ball up the left side, cut back and hit a right-footed shot past a screened Vazquez to make the score 1-1. The 52nd minute saw an inadvertent hand ball in the box by an Eat Here defender, but Grumley was wide left on the penalty kick as the whistle blew on 1-1 tie. In other Division II action last week, LaPensee Plumbing rolled past Eat Here 6-1 Oct. 11. Sullivan Corbin Gregg and Joe Rogers each notched one goal in the victory. Brenden Murphy scored the lone goal for Eat Here in the loss. Bones Oct. 12. Nico Calleja and Tyler Yavalar scored two goals each in the win. Ben Connors scored two goals to lead Mr. Bones BBQ, which also received one goal from Dylan Joseph in the loss. Spinnakers Cottages earned a 2-2 against the for Jacob Talucci scored one goal each for Spinnakers, while Gillian Cassidy man-marked the dangerous Michael Latimer and held him to two goals in the tie. West Coast Surf Shop earned its first win of the scored five goals to lead the way with David Daigle adding one goal in the victory. Gerrardo Serrano scored Island Pest Control moved into second place in Division III thanks to a 5-2 win over Island Real Estate Oct. 11. Sean Rodriguez led the way with four goals, while Morgan Horesh added one goal. Tyler Brewer scored twice to lead IRE in the loss. mier Division action. Helio Gomez led the Bistro scoring and one goal from Kyle Parsons in the victory. Chandler Gomes scored twice and Gabe Salter added one goal in the loss. division thanks to a 3-2 victory over previously undefeated Sato Real Estate during adult soccer action Oct. 13. Lakewood Ranch girls soccer coach Guy Virgilio scored all three goals for Ross Built. Sato Real Estate received a goal each from Rich Bell and Matt Plummer in the loss. Look online at www.islander.org for AMICC soccer and basketball league standings and schedules, as well as more photos. Horseshoe news Three teams emerged from pool play during Oct. 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. Deb Rhodes and Sam Samuels defeated Tom Rhodes and Norm Good 21-14 to advance to the championship game. They defeated walker Jeff Moore 23-13 in the championship match. The team of Jerry Disbrow and Bob Dizon were the only team to earn three pool-play victories and were the days outright champs during Oct. 12 horseshoe action. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Willow Cooper, Brennan Bowers and Aiden Grumley surround the ball during Division II action in the Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer league. Eat Here goalie Jovan Vazquez scoops up the ball before Cameron Pasco of Jen Crady Massage arrives on a challenge in AMICC Division II soccer action. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy

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Bonito and jack crevalle have made a true presence at the mouth of Tampa Bay and Maria Sound. boat, the opportunity to catch these species is at the end of your line, and multiple techniques can spell success. spoons, white jigs and Gotcha plugs work well. hook to prevent getting your leader cut. When live bait ally shrimp will work. The last thing you need to know is where to locate from one of the area piers, look for bait schools and target migratory species not far behind. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says, Theres still a ton of bait around the pier which in turn brings the Silver spoons and Gotcha plugs are catching numbers of the big ones. yellow or white jigs, as well as live shiners. Although not as sought after as the Spanish mackerel, both of these Bonnethead sharks in the 3-4 foot range are being squid or fresh-cut mackerel. Even though these sharks are small, you want to use a wire leader. If you dont, theyll cut your line fast. the pier are producing results. I saw a stringer full of So they must be biting pretty good. catching limits of Spanish mackerel just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island. Look for diving birds, says Johnbait on a long shank hook to catch the macks. adds a little lead to get his bait to the bottom and then drags it along the sandy areas next to the structure. spotted sea trout in good numbers. Using a popping cork and a live shiner, Johnston is reeling in keeper-size trout Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend Charters is catching keeper gag grouper starting in around 50 feet of water and out to 120 foot depths. Were still using big baits says Kimball. Depending on current, Kimball uses 3 or 4 a circle hook. macks, he suggests scaling down the leader to 30-pound and using a 2/0 hook. Tom Cassetty at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing good afternoon incoming tides. Both live shiners and live shrimp are producing the bite. Keeper sizes of both species are being landed on the pier. bait of choice, but you can catch them on a Berkeley Gulp shrimp dragged on the bottom. Mangrove snapper are lingering and feeding on small live or dead sardine. Wait for the bite, set the hook and reel the little snapper out fast from under the deck before it cuts you off on the pilings. Although its a little early for them, sheepshead are being caught. They havent arrived in numbers but a few are starting to show up. sand sharks and lemon sharks. Chunk baits such as cut mackerel or mullet are producing the bite. Most of the servation Commissions no-harvest list. ing in search of migratory species, which are chasing bait schools along the shoreline. By using small buck-tail jigs whiting and numerous jack crevalle. When the water on the beach is clear, says Keyes. I like to use a white jig. When its murky, I switch to yellow. action on the beaches. He suggests trying around LongApproximately a mile off the beach, Keyes is catch ing good numbers of Spanish mackerel. While targeting macks, hes seeing blacktip and spinner sharks feeing in the bait schools. Keyes likes to use a wire leader with a 6/0 hook stabbed through a chunk of fresh mackerel to get these predators to bite. Most of these shark are in the 3-5 foot range, but dont be sur prised to encounter bigger ones. into the 70s. Tampa Bay from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge all the way targets these copper-belly bruisers. He suggests chumming with shiners to locate the schools and draw them to the back of the boat. A quiet, Howard reports beach and nearshore reef action has heated up with Spanish mackerel, kingfish, tarpon and sharks all feeding heavily on the passing schools of bait. The sharks provided for some epic battles with strong drag-pulling runs and aerial acrobatics that rival tarpon. Howard says. All sharks were released to bite another day. the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. Around the structure, Girle is catching limits of Spanish mackerel. There are so many mackerel out there, says Girle. You cant leave a bait in the water for more than a few seconds before you get a bite. Girle is using live shiners on a long shank hook to target these toothy torpedoes. numbers of mangrove snapper, up to 2 pounds, along shallow-water reefs and ledges. Hes dropping live shiners down to the reef. Moving inshore, Girle is targeting schools of bull slot are the norm. sea trout. The bite has been really good, says Girle. Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine are all over the place. reeling up a keeper with almost every cast, with the key being to follow the bait schools. Cast to the edges of the bait and work the spoon quickly back toward the pier. Medley says to Sabiki up some bigger baits, such as edges of the bait schools. And hang on tight. Remember for kings. Their teeth are sharp and once you hook a big one, you dont want to get cut off. are being rewarded with good numbers of keeper-size in quite a while, says Medley. greenback under the pier directly on the bottom. Also try dragging the bait on the bottom from one piling to another to cover more area.

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By most accounts from the commercial docks in Cortez, the yield was well below desir able. boats went out from the Bell docks, and together they brought up under 140 pounds. Anthony Manali, an Anna Maria-based crabber who puts his traps in shallower waters than many of Bells people, had a similarly meager intake. Manali said his But Bell and Manali agree that things are likely to improve. Boats will continue to go out, and as the weather shifts, crabs will move and things will change, likely for the better, Bell said. Manali says that as the weather and water grow colder and the nights get darker as the moon wanes, things may change quickly. There will almost inevitably be improvement. How much, of course, is debatable, he says. You just have to be patient and wait for the crabs to move. As crabbers wait to see what the coming days and weeks have in store, there is also the coming mullet The season for mullet doesnt become intense locally until about mid-December, but requests are coming in from Egypt, Spain, Taiwan, Israel and other distant places regarding mullet roe. The callers are wondering how These early calls, she says, are in part due to last seasons poor mullet turnout, the result of the oil spill and other factors. James Wyre Lee, of Cortez Bait and Seafood, explained the geographical pattern that the mullet follow as they spawn, with North Carolinas peak season fall ing in mid-October, Louisianas in mid-November and a gamble and an almost impossible call to make until the The best way to predict the mullet run is to look for local signs. Were hoping for a better year. Right now, there are Bell. Viewing the bay waters from the A.P. Bell docks last week, some frenzied dolphin were observed for an extended time, splashing and feeding on mullet. A boat mechanic working nearby remarked on how uncommon a site that is, both in duration and enthusiasm, and that such behavior can only mean that there are plenty Stone crab traps are stacked in Cortez, waiting to go in water Oct. 15, or as soon as signs improve for the crab

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 27 205 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, Fla.APPROXIMATE LOT SIZE 50x200 $425,000*Licensed real estate brokers may earn up to 3% of the selling price if their properly registered client purchases this listed propert y. Call 815-739-6748, E-mail DANZ535i@AOL.COM Anna Maria Island: Beautiful Waterfro nt Lot for Sale Obituaries Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are avail able by calling 941-778-7978.Lezlie Jean Davis Lezlie Jean Davis, 49, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 10. A celebration of her life will be held in Indiana during Mrs. Davis is survived by brother H. Michael Davis of Indiana and caregiver Dale Miller of Bradenton.Betty E. Haynes Betty E. Haynes, 79, of Bradenton, died Oct. 6. She Ohio. where she was an entrepreneur business owner of an ice cream and candy shop on Bridge Street. A memorial service was private. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Clearance Robert Brown of Okeechobee; daughters Cherie Guillory of Palmetto, Jeannette Siler and Crystal Ludden Culver, both of Bradenton; son, Damon and wife Richmond, Steven Kauffman, Angela Brewer, Michael Leggett, Kevin Smith, Curtis Smith, Jeffery Stahl, Tiffany Stahl, Errin Ludden, and Ashley Ludden; and 17 greatgrandchildren. Robyn Heltoning a battle with cancer. She was born in Beaver Creek, Ohio, and spent summers in West Liberty, Ky., on the family farm. equipment and traveled and worked throughout the United States. She was an athlete, with abilities to play and teach any sport. At her request, no service will be held. She requested that friends and family go out, have a good time and Blaine Alan Markee Dr. Blaine Alan Markee, 51, of Tampa and Anna Ore. He received his doctorate degree from the Univer sity of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He was serving as chief of orthopedics at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, VA Medical Center, Tampa and as clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the He was dedicated to the veterans he treated with tireless care. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Memorial donations woundedwarriorproject.or g in charge of arrangements. Dr. Markee is survived by wife Shelly; children Taylor and Thomas; brother Brian K.; sister Grier Gaffney; and many other family and friends. play. A private burial will be conducted in West Liberty, Ky. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Ms. Helton is survived by her life partner of 20 years, Cheryl Wilson; parents Windel and Jewel Helton; brother Robert Helton; and nieces, great nieces, aunts and uncles. HeltonJennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch Jennifer Henson (Chapman) Murdoch, 47, of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 12 after a courageous battle with She moved to Anna Maria Island after graduating included protecting animals, the environment and the beach, sharks and horses and spending time with friends and family. She was employed as a bartender at the Rod & Reel Pier, Anna Maria. party and concert at D.Coy Ducks, Holmes Beach, featur ing Mark Pelham of Bootleg and Koko Ray Hansen. doch. A service and celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Unity Church in the Woods, 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton. The service will be followed by a gathering at the Rod & Reel Pier. Mrs. Murdoch is survived by husband Peter Smith; Phyllis Chapman Jr.; aunts Rebecca Cauffman and Janeen and many cousins and friends. Murdoch

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CLOCK: VINTAGE 1945 GE Telechron with alarm, excellent condition, $25. Marion, 941-761-1415. KITCHEN TABLE WITH four chairs, great condition, $75. 941-778-3920. MICROWAVE OVEN: AMANA Radar range model, RL3588, 1,500 watts, $25. 941-778-4793. TELEVISION: SYLVANIA, COLOR. 20-inch, $25. 941-778-4793. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classieds@islander.or g, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. FREE at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. THIRD ANNUAL ART and garage sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. 321 Hardin Ave., Anna Maria. MOVING SALE: INSIDE. All of October. 2104 Ave. B, side A, Bradenton Beach. 941-592-4249. YARD SALE: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. 125 51st St., Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND FOUND CAT: BLACK, small. Near 84th Street, Holmes Beach. Has been wandering area for a few weeks. 941-345-2441. FOUND: KEYS WITH Tallahassee YMCA card. North of Sandbar Restaurant on beach. Claim at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. LOST: WEDDING RING, Holmes Beach near 29th Street access, Oct. 3. Reward. 317-506-3627. LOST: GOLD EARRING AT Publix or Ace Hardware, Holmes Beach. Sunday, Oct. 9. 715-5298965. PETS MOBILE DOG GROOMING: Low prices, why pay more? Call for quote, www.furrytails4grooming. com. 941 795-0303 or 941 224-8655. PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411. HONEYPIE: DOG AVAILABLE for adoption. One-year-old coonhound. Beautiful and kind. Spayed/shots/chip. 941-345-2441. Islandlisa44@ aol.com for pictures. TRANSPORTATION 2000 MAZDA MX-5 Miata: 76,500 easy miles, maintenance records. Excellent, clean runner, $6,600. Ed, 616-430-0963. RECONDITONED CLUB CAR golf carts starting at $1,995. Custom options available, including street-legal. Call Keith Dunker at Jenkins Carts, 863-682-6151 or e-mail: jenkinscarts@yahoo. com for information. BOATS & BOATING FOR SALE: BOAT trailer. Fits 20-22 foot, 4,000-lb. boat. Two bunk for easy loading, good condition, $500 or best offer. Ted, 941-778-2181. HELP WANTED ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR at AMI Community Center. 20-25 hours/week. Help with all game day events: Referee, coach, scoreboard and statistics. Outgoing personality. Organized and punctual. Word, Excel and Publisher a MUST. Professional attire and demeanor. Knowledge of a variety of sports. Comfortable running tryouts, camps and practices. Other duties as needed. $7.50-$9/hour depending on experience/quali cations. E-mail resumes to troy@myamicc.com. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classifieds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander.org to order a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier.

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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 29 AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250 CALL THE ISLANDS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 Print and online classi ed ad submission:____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES business or individual: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. Box: $4. (Phone number is a "word." Spell out all words.)The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD Anderson & Associates InsuranceYour Island Insurance Specialist Working to save you money941-778-8303 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? ANSWERS TO OCT. 19 PUZZLE TRIPWALESACIGARJAY YETIANODESCLAROAXE RAZZDEFENSIVEPAXCIA AMAZEDATTIPSPARKS AVERYTSARSANAP SPIREDPOISONTHEHOOD ALTERGMASPIROAWRY BAHTSPAPERETOPLENA EZERNATURALSOLIROD ALEXIZANTACPULP PASTEONATRUESTORY TORNSNIVELSTAVE KOSUOFAINAWINKWERE ERUPTOVAGEODEINTRA MAGIFLOCKREDOSTER PLAQUEDIAMONDONMEDS RUNEDIANAAERIE SPEEDSRENSALADBAR RHOSECRETPALATEARLO AOLCRABSINCHESLULU GELOSRICNADIRSSTYX HELP WANTED PART-TIME SALES: Must be available evenings and weekends. Gift shop located on Anna Maria Island. Retirees welcome. Start as soon as possible. 941-840-4235. NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and boutique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836. FULL-TIME JOURNALIST WANTED: Seeking new journalism grad or experienced reporter. Work in paradise for the newspaper ranked No. 1 in the state by the Florida Press Association. E-mail letter of interest/resume: news@islander. org. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945. TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941778-7770. Leave message. HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-5396891. SERVICES Continued WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. ISLAND PLUMBING AND Pressure Washers: Professional, reasonable rates. Services include repairing, replacing plumbing, issues including draining, cleaning snaking pipes. Pressure washing houses, trailers, driveways, pools, white-tile roofs. Free estimate, Bill or Rip, 941 896-6788. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. CUSTOM ALTERATIONS BY Noemi. Servicing Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key. In-home ttings and delivery. Men, women, children. 305772-4379. SNOWBIRD SERVICE: DOOR-to-door, by appointment! Your auto, light truck, van or SUV professionally driven to or from Sarasota-Bradenton area. Anytime, anywhere in USA 48. Call Don or Richard at 941-720-0399 or 941-685-0538. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off rst groom. Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting. Certi ed groomer. Call 941-778-1202. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certi cates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE, convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550.

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30 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. LANDSCAPING Continued SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. J.E. MURRAY: ESTABLISHED Island builder. New homes, remodeling. 30-year resident. Call 941-778-2316 or 941-730-3228. PAUL FREY PAINTING, pressure wash, custom interior and exterior painting. Insured, 20 years experience. 941-224-8786. RENTALSWEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. 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 HOLMES BEACH36 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSFOR SALE: Heron Harbour 2/2 condo 12 min. to beaches. Heated pool, tennis, upgrades, furnished. Auto negotiable. $125,000. SEASONAL & VACATION RENTALS: LUXURY GULF-FRONT VILLAS. Anna Maria. Weekly & monthly. RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo. CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Seasonal.CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock, $2,900/mo. Seasonal.GULFFRONT 5BR/4.5BA, Wedding/reunions, seasonal/vacations. 2BR 1.5 BA, 2nd story $2,200 per month. Weekly rates.CHARMING 1/1 + sun porch w/bed. Steps to beach. Red tidewater cypress interior. Great for artists, single, couple. sm. pet. 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 142 FEET O N ANN A MARIA SOU ND with open water views. Located in an area of finer homes. Current home sits on both lots. Renovate or build new. $899,000. TWO BAYFRONT LOTS! BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts and shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. Bike to beach. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach LIDO YACHT BASIN4BR/3BA pool home. 320-ft wide basin, deep water. Walk to St. Armands Circle. $1,250,000. Call Peggy Douglas, Realtor, 941-737-4942. This market is really starting to move. Call today for the areas best buys. Nicole Skaggs, Broker-Owner MAINTENANCE FREESpacious 3BR/2BA lush country club setting. $155,000. 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THE ISLANDER OCT. 19, 2011 31 CHE CK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. BAYOU CONDOGround oor, 2BR/1BA condo in small complex. Totally remodeled, granite countertops, tile throughout. Nice water views, boat slip, short walk to Tampa Bay.$299,900 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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 www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.com Sold for $1M in 2007. Their loss can be your gain! 4 Bdrm/4Bth, 3-car garage, 3,702 sq ft, granite, two-story greatroom, bonus room on rst oor. $350,000. 9107 43rd W. Terrace. Call 941-778-8104.Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce to see whats new or talk to an agent today.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. SHORT SALE : 5606 Whipporwill: LOVELY 2BR/2BA split bedroom/ open oor plan in beautiful Tanglewood Homes. Two lanais. Live in the city with a country feel. 1,568 sq ft. Priced to SELL at $109,000. Call 941-778-8104. RENTALS ContinuedHOLIDAY/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. VACATION RENTAL WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, DOCK, pool, sunroom, laundry, annual-seasonal. 941-7799074. ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen, 813-377-6864. 1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR CONDO. 55-plus, pool, shing pier. $1,600/month for three months, $1,300/ month for six months and $1,100/month, annual. 813681-7229. PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/ month. Call 941-795-3778. 1BR/1BA HALF BLOCK from Perico Bay, one mile from Bradenton Beach off Cortez Road at 3611 117th St. W., Bradenton. Efciency and 1BR starting at $600/ month. 941-920-6637. ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer. Available now. 941-720-2418. Leave message. ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX: Near beach, Anna Maria. $850/month includes water/trash. 941-778-7003. FOR LEASE: 1,300 sf. commercial building landscaped with parking, $1,500 month. 12316 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call 941-896-5483. RENTALS ContinuedLARGE REMODELED 2BR/1BA, garage and deck. Walk to beach. $1,200/month plus utilities. No pets. First, last and security. 941-779-2131. 3BR/3BA: NEW CANALFRONT, pool garage, beach three minutes, boat dock, extra. Starting $1,250/week. Also 2BR/2BA pool, garage, 75 yards to beach, starting $900/week. Call Jo Catolica, director, 269-760-9753, or Mike Sakellarides, 514-390-5050. Facebook: Palm Pelican. HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA large rooms, close to Gulf, $995/month. First, last, security. 585317-7344. ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club, gated, 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, 1,435 sf, carport, guest parking, pool, tennis, new clubhouse, negotiable, 603-969-6840. ATTENTION RETIREEES: MAINTENANCE-free, freestanding villa home in Palm Court. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090. SINGLE-FAMILY HOME: Annual in West Glen, near IMG Academy. Modern 3BR/2BA. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com. THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Island since 1992. REAL ESTATEDIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. PRIME BAYFRONT LOT with a sandy beach! $699,000. Owner will nance. Call Sato Real Estate, 941-7787200. LOWEST PRICE IN Bradenton Beach: 2BR/2BA Runaway Bay Resort. Turnkey. $215,000. Owner, 941-7783709. PERICO BAY CLUB villa. 2BR/2BA, garage, turnkey furnished at 184,900 or best offer. Realtor, 941-3561456. Real Estate Mart. WEST BRADENTON VILLAGE: Home with free-standing building in back yard for ofce, workshop. Features 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, solar-heated, caged pool. No home owner fees. $160,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. CELEBRATING 20 YEARS Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-7244 Thank you to all of our owners and clients in the first 20 years!

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32 OCT. 19, 2011 THE ISLANDER 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Phone 792.9304 M-F 7:30-5 Sat 8-noon PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPPLY Public WelcomeReminder: Adjust your irrigation controller to once-a-week frequency. For all your Vacation and Real Estate needs, call 941-778-8104. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 941-778-8104toll free 877-778-0099 The Island Experts Since 1972 5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach Business Center 94 1-77 8-9622 778-9622 10519 Cortez Road W. reandstonepizza.com $ 5 MEDIUM 3-TOPPING PIZZA Mail or deliver to The Islander ina Driv e, Island Shopping Center $5O BUCS CONTESTYour correct score prediction for this weeks Buccaneer game could win y Drawing in the ev ent of a tie Rollover if there Monda ize) BUCS ________ vs ___________ Your name __________________________________ Address/City _____________________________________________ Phone _________________________$5O PICK THE WINNERS CONTEST The Islander pays to the person with the most rect predictions Collect prize in person or by ies must be mailed/postmark ered to the newspaper of ce by noon Saturday weekly A winner will be drawn from tying entries The decision of The Islander football judge is ies must be submitted on the pub lished fo rm tries m ust be itten original, not Be sure to include name, address and phone number ertisers must be listed to be eligib Winner Advertiser _______________ _______________ 3________________ _______________ _______________ _______________ 6________________ _______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 9 ______________ ______________ ______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www.annamariareal.com 5 6 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 12 11 4 13 14 15GET IN THE GAMEOCT. 12 CONTEST WINNER:___________________________ BUC SCORE WINNER: __________________________ Y PRIZE Capt.Gre g Burke941.592.8373 102 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach, FlLet me help you navigate the island to find that perfect home or condo in PARADISE.SALES AND VACATION RENTALS PUB & GRUBpresents NFL Football on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wings and ot her Great Game Food and Dr ink s! P U B & G G R R U U U U U U B B B B B B B B B B ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER 5404 MARINA DRIVE 941 778-7978 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BEST VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR! D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Lunch & Dinner 7 Days Full Bar Service Anna Maria at Galati's Marina 941-778-3953 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days On the Historic Bridge Street Pier 941-778-1604 Bears at Bucs Broncos at Dolphins Steelers at Browns Colts at Saints Packers at Cardinals Packers at Vikings Rams at Cowboys call 77 8-7978 to get in the game Falcons at Lions Giants at Redskins 8700 Cortez Rd. W Bradenton FL 34210 941.580.9236PLANET STONEMarble and Granite Countertops Vanities & More Signature PaintingResidential/CommercialTodd Cunningham Licensed/Insured C:941.350.3296Signature.painting2@gmail.com Maryland at FSU Steelers at Cardinals Chargers at Jets Chiefs at Raiders Seahawks at Browns Ga. Tech at CanesYOUR AD HEREJerry Faulmann, Bradenton r ollover CAPT. KEITH BARNETT, Realtor941.730.0516 bahamabarnett@aol.comI can navigate you to the perfect Island home.413 Pine A Texans at Titan Cincinnati at USF 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Mari a 941-567-4056slimsplaceami.com Open 4, Thur, Oct 20 Closed Oct. 17-19 See all your favorite NFL and college games here! Redskins at Panthers