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Astheworld Terns meets Halloween Scarecrow. Page 6The storm of Page 20The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Meetings Opinions Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Ranked Floridas Trick, treat, trail. Page 13 Streetlife Popcorn & Politics. Page 2 AME fall fest: Big successBreaking waves in BBWith heavy rain on the horizon, Cortez Beach is left to surfers and surf-watchers Oct. 18. The National Weather Service issued an advisory warning that a low-pressure system moving over the eastern Gulf of Mexico would cause high, hazardous surf, as well as strong wind. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff BB names park for ChappieFormer Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie steps toward the podium after the city commission voted to name a beachfront park for him. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners last week recognized a beach-loving former mayor by putting his name on a beachfront park. A Gulffront parcel at 1402 Gulf Drive N. will be named John R. Chappie Gulfside Park. Chappie, who currently represents Anna Maria Island and other parts of western Manatee on the county commission, is a former Bradenton Beach mayor and commissioner and longtime resident. Chappie still regularly attends city commission meetings, including the Oct. 20 meeting at which commissioners voted unanimously to honor him with a park. Dozens of friends and colleagues also attended, crowding the small commission chambers named for another former mayor, Katie Pierola, to celebrate the honor. County Commissioners Carol Whitmore, a longtime friend, and Michael Gallen and Robin DiSabatino attended, as did county administrator Ed Hunzeker and many Bradenton Beach residents and businesspeople. Chappie teared up when he arrived to the chambers to see the crowd. He fought tears when, about an hour into the meeting, he stepped to the podium to thank the commission for the honor. Im kind of blown away here, Chappie said. I dont know what to say. Im really honored that youd do this. Mayor Bob Bartelt suggested naming the park for Chappie, who has been a stalwart of Bradenton Beach and a pillar of our community for many years. He has served as mayor for six years and as a commissioner before that. He has also served on various boards throughout his history of Bradenton Beach dating back to the late 1970s. Chappie moved to Bradenton Beach about 38 years ago from Ohio, where he grew up. He revitalization of the Bridge Street commercial area. The city acquired John R. Chappie Gulfside Park for $300,000 earlier this year. The acquisition of the four-lot property settled a longstanding legal dispute between the city and developers who had wanted to build housing on the site. Chappie said he was humbled, and that so many people are involved in making Bradenton Beach what it is today. Above: Maureen Lovelands Anna Maria Elementary class of kinderbats steps off in the Parent-Teacher Organizations Fall Festival parade from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce to the AME campus. Right: Festival pumpkin pals Madelyn Rogers, second-grade, Lilah Bowers, thirdgrade, and Fiona Turner-Lathem, secondgrade. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love AME principal David Marshall takes the plunge in a dunk tank at the festival all to help the school raise money. The government calendar. Page 4 Cedar Hammock rejects WMFR merger. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 HB code inspections to continue. Page 11 Community events, announcements. Pages 12-13 Whats going on. Page 14 BB advances dune protection projects. Page 18 Island police blotter. Page 19 Youth events. Page 23 Sports: Playoff season ahead. Page 24 Fishing: Cooler weather brings mack attack. Page 25 Page 27 Popcorn & Politics. Page 2 & Politics. Page 2 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org VOLUME 19, NO. 51 Have a safe and happy Halloween OCT. 26, 2011 FREE


2 OCT. 26, 2011 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE CANDIDATES, PAGE 8 The Islander invites you to celebrate Halloween and a howling good time Oct. 31! Everyones welcome to The Islander critter corral from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween. Costumed canines will be judged for scariest, most original and silliest, as well as pet-owner look-alike costumes. Contestants will gather at the of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with registration beginning at 5 p.m. and judging at 5:30 p.m. Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce of ce with a kids costume contest and then a trickor-treating adventure in downtown Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters are welcome to visit the corral and view the costumed animals. For more information, call the newspaper, 941-778-7978 are welcome to visit the corral and view the costumed animals. or-treating adventure in downtown Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters are welcome to visit the corral and view the costumed animals. invites you to celebrate Halloween and a howling good time Oct. 31! critter corral from 5 p.m. to 2011 ELE CTIONSIsland candidates share common issuesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A common theme among city commission candi dates at The Islanders P opcorn & P olitics event Oct. 20 was the increase in the number of vacation rental properties in A nna Maria and Holmes Beach and the accompanying problems for residents. The candidates from A nna Maria and Holmes Beach gave 3-5 minute addresses to the estimated 75 people who showed up for free popcorn, entertainment and politicking. Island musician Mike S ales provided entertainment and The Islander provided popcorn, refreshments and the political forum. The consensus among Holmes Beach candidates Jean Peelen, Andy Sheridan, Pat Morton, David Zaccagnino and A l Robinson was that the vacation rental problem is growing, and they dont want to see the city turned into a weekend vacation destination at the expense of residents. A nna Maria candidates want to keep the village atmosphere of the city, while at the same time avoid being over-run by visitors. Four candidates Commissioner Dale Woodland and John Quam, former Mayor S ue L ynn and Nancy Yetter are campaigning for the three seats in A nna Maria. Quam sent regrets for the forum. election also are campaigning for three available seats. While the candidates spoke and Sales sang at Popcorn & P olitics, the League of Women Voters of Manatee County conducted a straw poll. S ue L ynn started the string of speeches, naming her No. 1 concerns as the increase in vacation rentals in Anna Maria and the increase in the number of busiA t the same time, the city is experiencing a decline in permanent residents, she said. Instead of a resident having a neighbor next door, S ue L ynn said many people now live next to a rental and have a weekend visitor as a neighbor. S he said as commissioner, she would work to strike a balance between visitors and businesses and the quality of life enjoyed by residents. As commissioner, she would work to ensure residents are not ignored at the expense of tourism, and she would get all Island cities involved in addressing the vacation rental issue, not just Anna Maria. With four years experience as mayor, S ue L ynn said she has the knowledge and experience to be a good commissioner. She wants to look for new revenue streams, either from a cell tower on city property, the 500 rental units in the city, or both. Right now, we get nothing from renters, she said. A nna Maria Commissioner Dale Woodland is seek He proposed three voluntary plans for more revenue in the city treasury. One is a public-private partnership from the city pier. Another plan is for businesses to voluntarily add 1 or 2 percent to their gross sales at the time an item or service is sold. The extra revenue would be for the citys reserve fund. A third idea is for residents to voluntarily give more to the city for its annual budget. The extra money from citizens would go in the citys general fund. At present, the city gets back about 10 percent of the property taxes paid to Manatee County by a property owner. A member of the citys planning and zoning board, Yetter said her learning curve would not be long, and she would bring new energy and focus if elected to the commission. Immediate problems the city must address are the A s commissioner, she would work with rental agents and property owners to educate them and their renters on trash and parking issues. The health and safety of the citizens is of major concern, Yetter said. S he believes in communicating with people and Straw pollingVolunteers Barbara Jakusorszky and Sue Dickie with the League of Women Voters of Manatee County collect votes in the straw balloting for the 2011 city commission elec tions in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach at The Islander newspapers Popcorn & Politics event. Voters in each city will elect three people to their city commission. Five candi dates are vying for seats in Holmes Beach and four are competing in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 2011 3 ZAGATS Surfside Anna Maria Island 941 778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com Coast Guard rescues diver A U.S. Coast Guard crew stationed in Cortez helped rescue a scuba diver who went missing after separating from friends. The incident occurred Oct. 15 about 9 miles southwest of Sarasota Pass. The agency reported that a 43-year-old Sarasota man was scuba diving with friends at about 7:30 p.m. when he became separated from the group. The divers had gone underwater to release the boats anchor and, when they surfaced, the vessel was moving. Two divers climbed into the drifting boat, but the third went missing. The friends contacted the Coast Guard over VHF radio and requested assistance. A crew from Cortez headed out, along with a Jayhawk helicopter crew from the station in Clearwater. The helicopter crew spotted the diver at about 8 p.m. and lowered a rescue swimmer to the mans aid. The Cortez crew pulled the diver from the water and took him to paramedics waiting at the boat ramp at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. While operating a private boat, it is important to make sure someone knowledgeable of boat procedures and dive safety stays topside to tend to the boat, said Coast Guard search and rescue controller Jason Morris.HB mayor passes weekly market decision to commissionBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said hes had about 10 e-mails from residents stating their opposition to a proposed Sunday market at the Tidemark Shoppes on Gulf Drive. The complaints were forwarded to commissioners to consider at their Oct. 25 meeting. Bohnenberger had authority to grant a special-event permit for the markets, but because they were planned for Sundays from November through April, he decided to send the issue to the commission. Most event permits are for one or two days, he said, but an application for a special event every week for six months should be decided by commissioners. The commission was expected to decide on the application Oct. 25, during a 7 p.m. meeting at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Nancy Ambrose, former manager of the Bridge Street Market, submitted the special-event permit application. Ambrose said she had about 35 vendors lined up for the Holmes Beach market, and was surprised when the mayor delayed the application approval. She said Bohnenberger appeared to favor the idea originally. The market would be held in the parking lot at 5313 Gulf Drive, adjacent to Wells Fargo and fronting the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and other storefronts.Absentee deadline nears The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming Island elections is 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Marked ballots must be returned to the Manatee W., Suite 108, Bradenton, by 7 p.m. election day. On election day Nov. 8, 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 For more information about the election or to request an absentee ballot, go to www.votemanatee. com or call 941-741-3823. Democratic discussionRosalie Shaffer, president of the League of Women Voters of Manatee County, talks about voter suppression in Florida with members of the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club during a luncheon Oct. 17 at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The club meets on the third Mondays at noon at the restaurant. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


4 OCT. 26, 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 ing. plan amendments. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach ing. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach ing. meeting. 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., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org. Of Interest ing, county administration building. Holmes Beach. as well as banks and other institutions, are closed. The Islander will host its annual Salute to Veterans at Holmes Beach City Hall beginning with a coffee reception. meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall. delayed. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org.CHFR votes down WMFR merger WMFR district board meeting Oct. 20. With Johnson are father Gary, left, mother Jody and sister Yvonne. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue board members voted 4-1 Oct. 13 to end any possible merger of the Cedar Hammock and West Manatee Fire Rescue departments. At the WMFR board meeting Oct. 20, the vote-down was the main topic of discussion. Board chairman Larry Tyler remarked that WMFR Chief Andy Price put a lot of work into the proposal. He added, Im a little surprised it was turned down so quick. WMFR boards, Price presented points for the merger. He offered details as to how it could be implemented munities, as well as a sketch of what the department structure might look like. At the conclusion of that days to contemplate the matter. WMFR Commissioner Jesse Davis responded that such a period is not enough time to swallow all of this, so a period of 90 days was allowed. But any prospect of a merger is now ruled out. WMFR Commissioner David Bishop remarked that Price offered a great analysis of an application of taxation. Im a little disappointed it didnt go further, he said, adding that many of the details of Prices presentaBishop also noted that the boards approval of the plan would have served as a recommendation, and that Price concluded his presentation by announcing workshops are being conducted on county and state levels on district mergers and consolidation. He said that there Although a bill failed to pass last year that would have made merging districts easier, the assumption is that a similar bill will be presented in the future. Price said, Consolidation could be coming down the pike for all Manatee districts in the future. Certainly, therell be a lot of new dialogue on the subject down the road. Price also discussed a new testing program being Until now, Price said, there has been a validated written exam, but no physical exam. He said the district was contacted by a testing facility in St. Petersburg about a validated physical test, known as the Candidate Physical Ability Test. It will likely become according to Price. There was a large audience for the Oct. 20 meeting, mainly due to a special promotions ceremony at the outset. The promotions included Jay Johnson, now a seca reservist and was hired in 2009. Faulkner started as a reservist in 2010. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the district administrative center, New sidewalks under wayWork crews have been busy for a few weeks in Anna Maria installing new sidewalks along Pine Avenue and at other Pine Avenue Restoration projects. The new sidewalks conform to the citys new parking dential district and PAR is meeting its commitment to install conforming paths at its properties. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 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 Coquina-LBK bridge due for repair The Florida Department of Transportation has announced a $1.1 million project to repair the L ongboat Pass Bridge will begin in early November. A DOT press release said repairs will affect State Road 789 from North Shore Road on Longboat Key to the south end of Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. The DOT gave no start date for construction. Improvements include bridge repairs, painting and sidewalk construction. Construction will take place between 10 p.m. and during these times. No closures will take place from Friday through S unday or during holiday periods, the release said. The posted speed limit in the construction area will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph. Quinn Construction Inc. is in charge of the bridge project. Completion is expected in February 2012. The DOT also has work ongoing to add new sidewalks on S tate Road 789/ G ulf Drive from 31st S treet Motorists can expect lane closures and intermittent delays during construction. Flagmen will be present as Weather permitting, the sidewalk project is expected Chamber reviews events, plans treatsBy Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce representatives delivered positive reports Oct. 19 on recent chamber events. Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman described proceeds just under $15,000. It was a great day to play, she said, adding that a tremendous number of players participated. A lso, the Bradenton Country Club was very pleased with the event, they actually joined the chamber of commerce a week later, Brockman reported at the monthly board meeting. not yet tallied, but it was a triumph, Brockman said. Money raised by the event exceeds that of last year, she indicated, and the 2010 Bayfest had good revenue and attendance. Bayfest 2011 was awesome in all aspects, Brockman said. From the car show to the food court and live music to the vendors along the street, the event continues to grow. There was praise for the Rev. Ed Moss and his fellows from CrossPointe Fellowship, which offered assistance throughout the day of Bayfest. It was noted that Moss was still present on A nna Marias P ine A venue after 11 p.m., cleaning up trash. For their efforts, the chamber the church. Events such as Bayfest and the golf outing, ensure that businesses continue to join and people continue to contribute, Brockman said. P lus, the events helped the chamber meet its goal for its scholarship fund. Next on the calendar for the chamber is the Trail of Treats. A kids costume contest will be held at the cham ber, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, followed by visits to Holmes Beach merchants. A nna Maria and Bradenton Beach also will host trick-or-treat events from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. At the costume judging, the chamber will offer trickor-treaters a trail to follow a map of all the locations in all three Island cities where they will be welcomed. Along the trail, at The Islander the Island S hopping Center, participants can view the pet costume contest at 5:30 p.m. and visit the canine corral. In other chamber business, board members learned chairperson and Scott Rudacille, Wende Webb, Barbara Murphy and Lori Gyson as directors. The next chamber meeting may not occur until 2012, due to the holiday season and the number of other chamber-related events planned. The chamber will hold its board retreat Nov. 5, and be Nov. 7 at the Key Royale Club. at the Tradewinds Resort in Bradenton Beach.


6 OCT. 26, 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 Opinion YourOn the beach I am not in favor of pets on the beach. My husband and I live across the street from the Manatee Public Beach. Often we walk along the beach and carry trash bags to do our part in keeping the beaches clean and beautiful. On our walks we have collected empty cans and bottles, broken toys, dirty towels, old beach mats, broken beach chairs, dirty diapers, empty bottles of sunscreen, clothing. Need I say more? These items are left by fun loving families, teens, college students and others who want to enjoy the beach for the day. As a retired teacher, I know that since the 1970s, at least, schools have taught how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle, as well as to dispose of trash properly. The message has not gotten through to a large segment of our population. Some people seem to be content to leave their trash behind and depend on the beach sweep to clean up the mess, in spite of the fact that proper garbage containers are just a few feet away. I am an animal lover through and through, but I am not in favor of pets on the beach. What makes anyone imagine that only responsible pet owners will use the beach? Even if only a few people fail to clean up after their pets, the unlucky person who steps in it will pay the price. And what about friendly pets who beg food from others? Or scare little ones who are not used to aniThink about it. Vickie Edwards, Holmes BeachStocking the pantry On behalf of the Roser-All Island Denominations All Island Food Pantry, I would like to thank the many members of our community for their continuing support.Our friend Its hard to properly recognize people who make a difference in our community especially when they go quietly about their business day after day and people take little notice. I call to your attention our friend who I will leave nameless for fear he would be embarrassed by the praise. Every morning he walks down Key Royale Drive on the way to the beach. Hes the one who moves everyones trash barrel onto the driveway from the curb. Hes the one who will take newspapers left on the side of the road and move them closer to the house. Hes the one who then heads to the beach with his trash bag in hand and picks up debris. So as not to burden anyone, he carries the trash all the way back to his home to be thrown out there. If you approach our friend on his walk, he will make certain to walk out into the street so you dont have to leave the sidewalk or be inconvenienced. Enough said. I smile at the thought of having such a generous hearted-friend. George Myers, Holmes Beach So many individuals, churches and clubs help to feed people who are temporarily in need. Individuals donate cans of food. Anonymous people send financial support. Clubs such as the Island ing food drives and continued weekly collections. And the Island Publix has been very supportive in many ways. Our needs are for non-perishable food items and paper goods, such as toilet paper. To all, we say thank you for helping the less fortunate in our Island community they, and we, truly appreciate your sharing. Pam Leckie, Roser Memorial Church-AID Food Pantry chairTax candy Trick or treat is surely a fun time for kids. Candy! Its all about the candy! As kids, oh so long ago, my family took us door to door in our neighborhood. Everyone had their lights on, everyone offered small bags of mixed candies, popcorn balls, apples plain and fancy, and coins. Yes, money. Desperate housewives who either ran out of candy or didnt have treats, gave out cash. The idea was, if the knock on the door didnt produce candy or coin, the home was subject to a harmless trick soap on the windows, toilet paper on the bushes, chalk messages on the driveway. Snicker bars were not the norm, but neither was a trick. I cant recall anyone in my neighborhood carrying out the threat. Well, weve certainly civilized this holiday, sometimes even changing the name so kids dont get the wrong impression of ghouls and goblins. And its much safer now, but it seems like the neighborhoods of my youth were safer. No one passed out apples with razor blades or needles hidden inside, and we didnt hear of perverts or kidnappers. This is a different world and maybe its a better way to celebrate Halloween. I cant say I miss haunted houses or pumpkin-carving parties. But the coins? Now that was fun. The coins were treasured. A trip to the little store up the street was the destiny for the cash for more candy items, such as Lik-M-Aid, colored candy buttons on long strips of paper, a tiny satchel of gold-wrapped chocolate coins, A fun trip to the candy shop. We recently had some fun at the expense of one city commissioner, whose campaign speech sounded a little like hed be passing the tin cup for a handout around the city of Anna Maria. He has several proposals for how the city can increase dollars in its coffers, afford land purchases and build its reserves through donations and partnerships. But thats what taxes are intended for, and yet no to cover the spending they seek. We also heard at least one campaigner say the city gets nothing from tourism, but a portion of sales tax, liquor tax and gas tax funds come back to the city. Its called apportionment. Everything already is taxed. Still, wed like to get him that tin cup, more so than a toll gate at the city border. Trick or treat anyone? Happy Halloween. Bonner Joy


THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 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. 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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. 25, 2001, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Oct. 16 71 88 0 Oct. 17 73 82 trace Oct. 18 74 81 0.22 Oct. 19 70 82 0.24 Oct. 20 57 73 0 Oct. 21 54 74 0 Oct. 22 53 75 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 75.224-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. public comment regarding a proposed cell tower at Roser Memorial Community Church after several residents expressed concern about the health risks of a tower. A church spokesperson said the tower would be disguised as a cross. City attorney Jim Dye said the city still needed to address a cell tower ordinance, because of new federal regulations. the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Island economy began to pick up as rental agents, retailers and accommodation owners and managers said business was rebounding. Real estate agents Betsy Hills and Dave Moynihan said they had started to receive reservations for winter accommodations following several weeks of inactivity in the rental market after the terrorist attacks. ordinance allowing Belle Haven Cottage to be moved from Palmetto Avenue to city-owned property on Pine Avenue adjacent to the historical society. The 1900 house was originally built on the Anna Maria City Pier and moved inland several years later. 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 $9.99 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS SENIOR SPECIALS STARTING AT $4.99 WE STILL HAVE 2010 PRICES! GREAT VIEWS! GREAT FOOD! GREAT ALL-YOUCAN-EAT SPECIALS! Opinion YourFence asco As a six-year resident of Sandpiper and Bradenton Beach, I am disappointed but not surprised to see that the pettiness, incompetence and waste of public funds begins at the local level in government. The quitclaim between Bradenton Beach and Sandpiper was duly executed three years ago and Sandpiper erected a lovely fence with two selfclosing gates on the outside border of the park this summer. Yet according to the article in your paper the current dispute is not over the fence but over the vacation of 27th Street and the quitclaim. Really? It has taken three years for Holmes Beach to realize they have a dispute? This entire of one resident and member of Holmes Beachs city commission. Sandpiper erected an attractive fence with gates that are meant to remain unlocked but closed in order to lessen the impact of golf carts, Segways and bikes speeding through the park. The claim made in your paper that one gate was locked is inaccurate. Someone, and not a resident of the park, placed a lock on one of the gates but did not engage the locking mechanism. Sandpiper never intended to bar beach access to Holmes Beach residents. Access has not been denied, rather it requires walking a few steps and going through a gate. governments are facing. Is the best use of the taxpayer dollars in todays economy? Does Holmes Beach have excess funds to spend on lawyers? Bradenton Beach does not. Barbara McNally, Bradenton BeachLesters issue community challenge for center Holmes Beach residents Chuck and Joey Lester again are issuing their challenge to the Island community, with the goal of raising money for the Anna Maria Island Community Center. in partnership with The Islander newspaper, revive the Lester-Islander Challenge to boost donations for the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The challenge amount is $50,000 Islanders contribute $50,000 to match the substantial contribution from the Lesters. To support the Lester-Islander Challenge, drop off a donation at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or mail a donation check to the center, P.O. Box 253, Donations are tax-deductible. Also in December, the center and the Lesters, with The Islander as sponsor, will present the annual Lester Family Fun Day. This years celebration is set for Dec. 3, and the Lesters say it will be bigger and better than ever. Joey and Chuck Lester are surrounded by Pierrette Kelly and a group of Anna Maria Island Privateers at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Fun Day that the Lesters sponsor annually.


8 OCT. 26, 2011 THE ISLANDER At the straw polls In balloting at The Islanders Popcorn & Politics forum Oct. 19: on the Holmes Beach City Commission. Incumbents P at Morton came in second and David Zaccagnino placed third. Incumbent A l Robinson and challenger A ndy Sheridan tied at the bottom. race for three seats on the Anna Maria City Commission. Incumbent Dale Woodland placed second. Incumbent John Quam, who did not attend, came in last. The vote that counts will be held Nov. 8, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. investigating for answers to problems. Yetter said she is a good listener, especially at budget time. She wants Anna Maria to remain a small-town village, with a few guests, not hordes of tourists. Holmes Beach candidates term on the commission. Immediately addressing the vacation rental problem, he said the time has come to stop some weekend vacationers from terrorizing residents. Morton said the city is losing residents as homes are converted to vacation rentals, or new duplexes are built for vacation rentals. This is driving some residents away from the city. Some weekend visitors leave trash out on the street or lawn, put the trash by the curb before a scheduled pickup day, ignore the noise ordinance and create parking problems for permanent residents. Morton wants to solve those issues quickly. I wont promise what I cant keep, so I need the whole commission working together and with rental agents, Morton said. Holmes Beach resident Jean P eelen is a semi-retired attorney. S he said shes talked to hundreds of residents and all agree that the recent construction of giant duplex houses is a great tragedy. Peelen wants to know why the duplexes were per mitted. If the code needs to be changed, the commission needs to take swift action so these duplex rentals are not permitted in the future. S he believes the commission needs to do a better job of communicating with city residents and hold meetings to reach out to city residents. A ll three Island cities should work together on and grants, Peelen said. Commissioner A l Robinson, seeking his second term out of control. Every commissioner and candidate recognizes this fact. He said that regardless of who is elected, the new commission will take care of it. Unfortunately, its been festering but the mayor is taking positive action, he said. As commissioner, Robinson said he always looks at city spending and the bottom line. He wants the city to look at the cost of the police department and would seek a raise in pay for the mayors position. If re-elected, he would raise those issues with the commission. More people need to come to commission meetings to discuss problems, he said. Robinson also wants more people to attend the West Manatee Fire Rescue District monthly meetings. I am the only attendee from Holmes Beach at the CANDIDATES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Nancy Yetter, who is running for an Anna Maria City Commission seat, takes a political turn at the microphone.Popcorn, pop and politicsHolmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson, seeking reelection Nov. 8, addresses a crowd at The Islanders traditional Popcorn & Politics. The event took place Oct. 19 outside the newspaper Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff


THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 2011 9 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET NOW HAS AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) WMFR meetings, he said, and WMFR district residents Holmes Beach commission candidate A ndy S heridan sees vacation rentals as the major problem in the city because, he said, it is affecting our quality of life. S omehow, things have gone wrong for the city because affordable housing for service industry employees has disappeared, said Sheridan. Its been torn down and turned into vacation duplexes and Sheridan doesnt want Holmes Beach to become a weekend party destination at the expense of lower-income residents. Many people can no longer afford to live on the Island, he said. He wants to become involved as a commissioner because he doesnt want to sit on the sidelines. But very few problems are solved alone, he said. More people need to attend commission meetings. Its only when people start complaining to the commission that things get done, he said. Sheridan said that, if elected, he would be openminded and work with other commissioners. Commissioner David Zaccagnino is seeking his fourth term as commissioner. The commissioner said the vacation rental problem is No. 1 on his list of city problems. think of the well-being of citizens. He disagreed with Robinson about the police department, saying it was a good bang for our buck, and noted the citys ad valorem millage rate is the lowest in the county. And theres no cut in emergency services, he said. A s a commissioner, Zaccagnino said he listens to people and seeks solutions to problems. He said that since hes been a commissioner, hes been involved in creating a solid police pension fund, written a grant that helped bring parks to the city and But the vacation rental problem is still No. 1 on his list of issues to deal with if elected to the commission. If there are loopholes in existing building codes, the commission needs to rewrite the codes to halt more vacation rental construction, he said. Holmes Beach commission candidate Jean Peelen, right, and Anna Maria resident Sissy Quinn converse at Popcorn & Politics. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Anna Maria Commissioner Dale Woodland awaits his turn to speak to voters at The Islander-sponsored Popcorn & Politics.


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A nonconforming dock could be repaired or maintained, but a completely new dock would have to meet new city code. The permit application stated the owners would reconstruct the dock and replace pilings as needed and made no mention of replacing the dock. When Welch went looking for the original permit for Attorney Peter Mackey, representing the Chappells, said he believes the dock was built in the 1970s. Welch Welch said the permit that Wood Dock applied for was to reconstruct the dock and replace pilings as needed. Welch said he interpreted that to mean a dock repair, not a replacement structure, and he approved the permit. ure the dock, but Welch said that would add additional area to a non-conforming structure and was not allowed under the code. When Welch inspected the repaired dock, however, he found a new dock had been built. Although he considered the structure non-conforming, he told Wood Dock that if the last 18 feet of the dock were removed, it could remain as a legal non-conforming structure. I could have viewed the dock as entirely illegal and ordered everything removed, but that was not good for everyone, so I allowed what was the maximum nonconformity, 20 feet, Welch said. I was trying to be generous without hurting anyone too badly. The Chappells, however, declined to remove 18 feet of the dock. That brought in code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon, who cited the Chappells for violating city code. When the Chappells failed to bring the dock into compliance after being given several notices, Rathvon said she had to bring the violation to the code board. Thats why were here, Welch said. They dont want to take off 18 feet. If they did, it would comply. Board chair Bill Iseman asked Welch if he would have approved an application that had the word replacement in it. Welch responded he could not, because a replacement dock could only be 13 feet long under present city code. Mackey argued that the code allows rotting parts of any dock to be replaced, and the approved application said Wood Dock would reconstruct the dock and replace pilings as needed. Nothing was done that was not in the original permit, Mackey said. The city is hung up on the fact that most, if not all of the dock has been replaced, Mackey said. But I say who cares because the code doesnt prohibit repair as long as you dont change the footprint. Mackey said the permit was legal and the Chappells were perfectly within their rights to replace the pilings as needed. Iseman and a majority of board members agreed that it appeared the dock was replaced, not repaired, but Dye then asked for a 10-minute recess before the board proceeded with a formal vote. When the hearing continued, Dye said he and Mackey agreed that if the last 10 feet of the 38-foot-long dock is removed, the city would consider it a legal, non-conforming structure. Removing 10 feet would bring the dock back to the riparian rights line, Dye said. Its a win, win solution for everyone, he said. Iseman and the board agreed to continue the case to the boards Nov. 14 meeting. The Chappells will use the time to remove 10 feet of the dock, and Rathvon will advise the board at the meeting if the dock complies with the agreed length.


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Public Works Director Joe Duennes, who is in charge of the inspections, said he will be scheduling about 10-15 inspections each week. that violated codes for rental properties and curbside trash Shaffer said those who received a code violation letter had 14 days to respond. If no response is received, the violation can be forwarded to the code enforcement board for action. corrected and the property brought into compliance. The crackdown began after Forbes efforts to informally resolve many code violations, particularly trash left curbside on non-pickup days, were unsuccessful. At the same time, the mayor said, he was receiving more and more complaints about loud noise at rental units, cars parked on the rights of way and trash left curbside on non-pickup days. We had to show our residents and the offending property owners that we are not going to just ignore these violations, the mayor said. City code requires the owner of a new home to attest to the structure being either a residence or a vacation rental, Bohnenberger said. A residence needs only two parking spaces and parking is allowed on the right of way. A rental property needs one parking space not in the right of way for each bedroom, and the owner or rental agent has to obtain a vacation rental license for the property, the mayor said. The citys trash pickup ordinance requires curbside placement of trash no earlier than the evening before a scheduled trash pickup day. If this cant be done at a vacation rental or home, the owner is required to pay for rear-door trash pickup service from Waste Management Inc., the citys trash-hauling contractor. Bohnenberger said some renters dont know the code and leave trash curbside several days before a scheduled pickup. Shaffer said hes already heard from several property owners who received code violation letters. Efforts to resolve those violations are under way, Shaffer said. are vacation properties, but were declared a single-family residence, thus avoiding the rental license and the 5 percent resort tax due on all rentals of six months or less. Those houses will be inspected, Shaffer said. But facing the Holmes Beach code enforcement board is not the end of an issue for the owner of a vacation rental property listed as a single-family home. These property owners not only have to face the city, but also the resort tax collection unit, said Sue Sinis being rented without a rental license, or question the resort tax payment, they go through records and deterInspectors work closely with municipal and county code Property owners who declared a house a residence and claimed a homestead exemption, then made the said. Duennes, who has overall responsibility for the code enforcement department, said the current spate of vacation rental inspections is focusing on transient rentals, not annual or semi-annual rentals. Transient rental properties are those rented for 30 days or less. Houses and duplexes rented year-round or for more than 30 days are not the subject of the inspections, Duennes said. Most of the violations found Oct. 13 were related to landscaping, which is required between a transient rental property and a residence and inadequate parking, Duennes said. A few had trash at the curb on an unscheduled pickup day. If you have a vacation rental, you have to have one on-site parking space for each bedroom, he said. You also have to have a landscaping buffer between the rental property and the next-door residence. The number of transient rentals built in the city has increased considerably the past six months, he said, and in the past 18 months to determine if the construction or usage violates city code. Constructing a single-family home, then turning it into a vacation rental, or building an owner-occupied duplex, then renting both units for 30 days or less is a code violation. Additionally, duplexes are only allowed in the R-2 residential district, he said. Duennes said the city has taken people at their word, but it appears some Holmes Beach property owners and builders have found a loophole to build transient accommodations without adequate parking or a landscaping buffer. Duennes said inspections will be unannounced. Bohnenberger


12 OCT. 26, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) 10-8 Sun-Thu, 9-9 Fri-Sat 941-792-3366 Next to Tylers Ice Cream www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach!BEACH SHOP TheHUGE SALEAll Ladies Clothing & Swimwear50% OFFPlus, lots of gift items, too! gift items, too! SHOP SHOP BEACH The The WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 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 Islander veteran honors Nov. 11The Islanders sixth annual Veterans Day ceremony Previous ceremonies were held as close to Nov. 11 as possible to ensure an honor guard was available. All veterans of the armed services are invited to the event, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Holmes Beach City Hall parking lot alongside the ButSpeakers will honor veterans of the United States and its allies in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and the Gulf War, and particularly those veterans whose stories appeared in The Islanders Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation columns. the U.S. Marine Corps, founded Nov. 10, 1775. Kirby Stewart American Legion Post No. 24 in Palma Sola will present the colors, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the playing of the national anthem. The taps, also courtesy of the American Legion. All veterans are invited to the event, which usually ends around 9:30 a.m. Coffee service, compliments of The Islander and the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, begins at 8:30 a.m. The Cancer walk steps up fundraisingThe second annual Causeway4theCause, an event place Saturday, Oct. 29. Participants will walk, stroll, bike or run the length of the Palma Sola Causeway to raise awareness and money. Participants will gather at 9 a.m. at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. A $25 donation per participant is requested with all proceeds going to the foundation. Registration forms are available at Beach Bums Island Attitude, 427 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Library hosts Medicare program The Friends of the Island Library will welcome Sue LaMastro, a counselor with Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, to speak on Medicare and health insurance options. LaMastro will give a short presentation and answer questions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the librarys meeting room, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call Judy McClarren at 941Penguin party, festival planned at Mote Mote Aquarium will celbrate the opening of Penguin Island with educational activities for families. Penguin Island is a new exhibit featuring six blackfooted penguins named Sly, South, Rudy, Oswald, Coaster and Ninja. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the aquarium courtyard. Visiting Penguin Island and attending the festival is included in the price of aquarium admission. There will be photo opportunities with the aquariums new Mote mascot Percy the Penguin. For more information, call the aquarium at 941-3884441.Robinson walk-a-thon bene ts United Way Manatee County is organizing a walk-a-thon at Robinson Preserve Saturday, Nov. 5, to raise money for United Way. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. and is a 3-mile, noncompetitive walk. It is open to all ages. Registration tables will open at 8:30 a.m. and the fee to participate is $20. Participants will have a chance to For more information, call 941-748-4501.Honor ight applicantWorld War II veteran Jim Finn, center, of Holmes Beach submits his application for the Rotary Honor Flight to Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island president Melissa Williams at a recent meeting. The Honor Flight project has taken more than 63,000 WWII vets to Washington, D.C., to visit the National WWII Memorial and other sites. Fifty-two southwest Florida Rotary clubs are organizing the day trip for 70 WWII veterans. Pictured with Finn and Williams is club member Barry Gould. Islander Photo: Courtesy Shawn LaPensee Library group holds knitting classes The Friends of the Island Library will offer a series of knitting classes at 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Instructor Carol Van Vleet says there is something magic, soothing and meditative about knitting and She is a member of West Bradenton Knitwits, a weekly group that meets at the Atlanta Bread Company in Bradenton. In college, Van Vleet studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working mostly in metals and jewelry, but she always returned to knitting. Class participation is free. Participants should bring 10-inch, size-8 knitting needles and a skein of light colored worsted weight yarn in wool or acrylic. For more information, call the library at 941-778Privateer run Sunday The Anna Maria Island Privateers welcome all comers to its Shiprek Poker Run Sunday, Oct. 30. The 40-mile ride open to cars, Jeeps and whatever you run will make stops at various businesses, beginning with registration at Peggys Corral in Palmetto and ending with the Mexicali Border Cafe in Bradenton. The run will make a stop at the Drift-In in Bradenton Beach. Award, named for Greg Shiprek Davidson, who died in 2005. Davidson was an AMIP president and captain. AMIP also is preparing for its monthly Thieves Marannual Pirate Grog Tasting and Competition, which will take place Nov. 5 at the Drift In. For more information, call Tim Hammer Thomp


THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 2011 13 Island happenings 14k Gold $148 $26 Sterling $26 **Prices subject to change HANDCRAFTED LINK BRACELETSterling $3 0 14k Gold $1 18 Sterling Silver $32* Available in 14k Gold 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.3636 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 WINE FLIGHTST rolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Rummaging aroundSarah Maloney, left, gets advice from volunteer Jane Ryan, while choosing a trio of angels from Christmas decor at the Womens Guild rummage sale in the activity hall at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. The guild saw good crowds for the twoday sale Oct. 21-22. Islander Photo: Bonner JoyHaunted barn to help homeless animals Thrill seekers are invited to tour the Hanbury haunted barn, 1703 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton, and help raise funds for the Gulf Shore Animal League. Tickets are $5 and tours will be given from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, and on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31. For more information, call 941-747-2284.Moose plans treat for kidsThe Women of the Moose annual childrens Halloween party is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Children ages 1 to 10 are invited for games and lunch. To attend the event, parents must register children with The Women of the Moose also are accepting treat donations for the party. For more information, call 941-778-4110.Rocky Horror returns to Manatee Players The Manatee Players will screen three showings of the cult movie classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show to celebrate Halloween weekend. and Saturday, Oct. 29. A third showing will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Admission is $8, and tickets can be purchased online at www.manateeplayers.com 941-748-5875. The theater is at 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Marauders treat party Saturday at McKechnie Young and old can get spooky with some hocus pocus and the Bradenton Marauders Saturday, Oct. 29, Families are invited to the second annual Trunk or treating environment. The evening also features arts and crafts, cookie hayrides and a costume contest. Awards will be given for best costumes and best decorated car trunks. Judging for costumes will be at 5:30 p.m. Fore more information, call Amanda Becker at 941747-3031, ext. 4350. Pint-sized weight-trainingThree-year-old Eli Hansen puts on his game face as he attempts to lift a large pumpkin, before discovering it is perfectly shaped for rolling through the pumpkin patch. This pumpkin patch at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Islander Photo: Diana (Mom) BoganChamber offers Islandwide trail map to safe treats The Anna Maria Island Halloween Trail of Treats provides a safe trick-or-treating alternative for families. Children are invited to dress in costume and gather treats from participating businesses in Holmes Beach between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a costume contest for children with judging at 3:30 p.m., and at 5:30 p.m. the Critter Corral at The Islander newspaper will host a canine costume contest. For a list of all the Island businesses participating, trick-or-treaters can pick up a Trail-of-Treats map from the chamber, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, after 3 p.m. the day of the event. For more information, call 941-778-1541.Trunk treats at Gloria Dei p.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Church and community members will decorate their cars and children can safely trick-or-treat from car to car in the church parking lot. This year there will be a beach party theme to the event. For more information, call 941-778-1813.Oktoberfest tickets on sale Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is hosting an Oktoberfest dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. A limited number of tickets are available at $12 per person. The menu includes bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, applesauce, rolls and a desert buffet. Beach. For more information, call the church at 941-7781813.


14 OCT. 26, 2011 THE ISLANDER Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further than calendar 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. 26 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Einstein discussion group presents Is France right to ban headscarves on Muslim girls? at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941779-1392. 5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Blue Water Beach Resort, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies. 5 to 8 p.m. Women on Wine gathering at Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-7792123. Friday, Oct. 28 5 to 8 p.m. Oktoberfest German dinner at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7781813. Fee applies. Saturday, Oct. 29 9 a.m. to noon Causeway4theCause cancer fundraising walk departs from Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3316. Fee applies. 1 to 3 p.m. Women of the Moose childrens Halloween party for ages 1 to 10 at the lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Registration closes Oct. 26. Information: 941-778-4110. Monday, Oct. 31 3:30 to 8 p.m. Trail of Treats at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-9679. 5:30 p.m. Canine corral and costume contest at The Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-7978. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Trick or Trunk, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813. Wednesday, Nov. 2 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Einstein discussion group presents Legislation of Medical Marijuana at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-1392. Ongoing: denominational Bible study at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579. excursions for kids ages 5-12 at 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 picnic at Katie Pierola 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: 941ALLERGY 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 526-6789. beach access. Information: 941-794-6723. Donations accepted. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Beach, through Dec. 10. Information: 941-779-1208. Off-Island 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. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mote Science Cafe presents What Moves 1216 First St., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441. Thursday, Oct. 27 5:30 to 7 p.m. Silver Springs: The Underwater Photography of Bruce Mozert reception and lecture at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies. Friday, Oct. 28 6 p.m. of Courage at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies. 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 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Bridge Street welcomes thirsty patronsOwner Jo Ann Meilner entertains Ellen and Tom Smith at her Back Alley winesmoothie bar on Thursday, a Bridge Street Merchants event set to take place weekly from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


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Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE BB advances dune protection projects City CIP Bradenton Beach residents may notice increased activity in the next month. As a stormwater improvements project continues in the neighborhood near Herb Dolan Park, where Avenue A will be resurfaced from the park south. Also, installation of new trolley shelters at several Gulf Drive locations could begin as early as this week, said public works director Tom Woodard. Additionally, an improved public parking lot near the public works-police department between HighBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter High winds at high tides sprayed saltwater over Island streets last week, prompting Bradenton Beach commissioners to fortify their push for more dunes projects in the coming years. Commissioners and Mayor Bob Bartelt assembled at city hall with city staff Oct. 19 for two regular meetings one to discuss projects in the downtown community redevelopment district and one to discuss capital improvements. Many Islanders were discussing the weather that windy Wednesday, including the citys elected represensaltwater pooling in gardens and waves crashing against beachfront residences. Outgoing Commissioner Janie Robertson, who has focused on dunes restoration and construction for the past six years, said she walked the beach Oct. 19. At the beach access at Third Street South, she observed a 20-inch drop off. It washed away last night, she said of the sand at the location. She said the multi-purpose trail that parallels the shore at Coquina and Cortez beaches is threatened in three places, because water came out to the trail and started going underneath. Robertson said the situation illustrated why protecting existing dunes and building new dunes on the Gulf shore is vital. Where dunes exist, they create a natural protection from damaging wind and waves. Commissioner Ed Straight said he remembered a minor storm event years ago when waves actually were coming up and hitting this building. Its a good lesson. Commissioners said they were eager to see construction of a proposed dune line across the street from city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Construction of the dunes, a private-public project involving ELRA Inc. and the city, could begin in early 2012, according to Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby, who chairs the city CIP committee. Were still doing the legal mumbo jumbo, Cosby told commissioners. And, he added, LTA Engineers of Bradenton is working on the engineering plan. ELRA Inc. owns the BeachHouse, 200 Gulf Drive N., and the 200 feet of beach frontage south of the restaurant. The city owns about 50 feet fronting the beach. The partnership involves creating a dune line and adding landscaping. The BeachHouse would continue to use property that would be east of the dunes for valet parking and the city could create several parking spaces. Its really going to be nice, Cosby said. The details an agreement, engineering and design still must be worked out. Under a draft agreement, the city would pay for actual improvements to its property and ELRA Inc. would pay for improvements to its land. The corporation also would pay for all the engineering, design and permitting for the project. The city planning and zoning board, the community redevelopment agency, the city commission and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection would review plans. In the next year, commissioners also plan to improve seawalls on the bayside of the city and deal with at least one private-public dock in disrepair. Severe weather moving over the Gulf of Mexico brought surf-worthy waves to the Bradenton Beach coast Oct. 18. SBEP plans $20,000 reef expansion A donation from a sporting group will help build up The Sarasota Sportsmens Association recently donated $5,000 to the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program for nization. The SBEP was founded to protect the Sarasota Bay estuary and partners with local, state and federal governments. The SSAs total contribution to SBEP since 2003 is $42,500. in the placement of nearly 3,000 habitat modules on nine new reefs since 2000. In the next year, SBEP plans to invest $20,000 to build and deploy 100 habitat modules at three reefs in the region. Modules, depending on size, range in price from $50 to $300. The organization has a new, larger module that can provide deep cover to juvenile gag groupers. Habitat reef balls are lowered into Sarasota Bay. Islander Photo: SBEP


THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 2011 19 Streetlife BB woman arrested for abuseHB man arrested for suspended license A 43-year-old Holmes Beach man faces a series of charges following a vehicle stop in the 3400 block of Sixth Avenue on Oct. 15. The Holmes Beach Police Department arrested Ronald W. Hadley for driving on a suspended license, a Hadley also faces a charge of an open container, because the HBPD allegedly collected an open can of Budweiser from the front seat, and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from the Manatee County jail on Island police blotterAnna Maria resident reported the theft of a garbage can to the Manatee glary. The MCSO investigated a burglary to a residence. vehicle. The MCSO took a report that someone entered an unlocked vehicle and removed items. Fingerprints were found. complaint. The MCSO responded to a call from the on Spring and Magnolia avenues because of large, commercial trucks in the area. A citation was issued. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Beach Police Department arrested three juveniles ages possession of drug paraphernalia. Police were called to Herb Dolan Park because of youths allegedly smoking pipe and plastic bags containing cannabis. abuse with physical/mental injury. The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested a woman for allegedly abusing two minor children. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach a suspended license. The Holmes Beach Police Department initially arrested a man for driving on a suspended license. He faces two additional charges for an open container of beer allegedly found in the vehicle and for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. The HBPD arrested a 19-year-old man for domestic battery. The man allegedly repeatedly pushed his juvenile girlfriend and damaged her possessions. traffic accident. Multiple law enforcement agencies the Anna Maria Island Bridge. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO. A Bradenton Beach woman faces an allegation of abusing two minor children. The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested in the 1800 block of Gulf Drive North. She faces two felony charges of child abuse. Two children were taken into child protective care. A police report indicates that a relative visiting Bradenton Beach became concerned for the childrens well-being after witnessing Campanellos verbal abuse. In interviews, investigators were told that Campanello had repeatedly slapped, punched and kicked the children, leaving them bruised and battered. Investigators also were told that the woman verbally abused the children and abused drugs. Campanello was released from the Manatee County jail on $2,500 bond. Stone crabs arriveAlan Moore, co-proprietor of Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key, serves up a plate of fresh stone crab claws. Moore, along with local crabbers in traps. Moores is procuring claws for its customers from northern markets, where the crabs are more plentiful. Crabbers expect the recent cold front to improve the yield, as colder weather encourages stone crabs to crawl. Islander Photo: Thomas Aposporos II Campanello over 21 after 9pmwww.FinsBar.com www.FinsBar.com Parties, Rehearsal Dinners$1 Beer til 3pm Live Music Pizza Fish Full Bar Big Screen TVs Sports SpecialsTrolley Stop 15 (941) 779-1000Reservations www.The Martini Bistro.comBistro Menu or Bar Menuisland dining, as it should be...5337 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach island dining, The Martini BistroAnna Maria Island, FL Happy Hour from 3pm Every dayLunch Specials


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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. 27, 6-9 Rick Wilson; Oct. 28, 7-10 Ted Stevens; Oct. 29, 7-10 Mike McConnell 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 site, with the equipment. Legend has it, in the morning the equipment was gone, and he was gone, Bell says. E ventually, most of Cortez residents gathered in the brick schoolhouse that now houses the Florida Maritime Museum. The children were all scared to death, Bell says. Skiffs were used to transport people to the schoolhouse, which sits about 8 1/2 feet above the mean-high tide line. For the rest of Cortez, it was devastation. The whole waterfront was destroyed. Karen RileyL ove, three weeks on the job as the manager of the Florida Maritime Museum, listens on a Thursday afternoon to Bells telling of Cortez rebirth after the storm. RileyL ove, an eight-year resident of the village, has heard various stories about the storm, but she notes that Cortezians dont seem to dwell on the history. And, with the 90th anniversary of the hurricane this week, shes wondering how the museum might better tell the story. Next year, for the centennial of the 1912 schoolhouse, the museum might explore the storm and how Cortez survived. We need to have something in the museum that represents the loss for this community, and why it rebuilt, Riley-Love says. egory 3 hurricane, with winds as high as 140 mph. The storm wreaked havoc on Cortez infrastructure, but also residents psyche and the local economy. destroyed, and the dealers decided against rebuilding. But, say Bell and Fulford Green, the residents made some good of their ill wind: They remained, rebuilt and Everyone came together, Bell says. They pushed houses back onto foundations. They rebuilt homes that were destroyed. Everybody got together to rebuild. as quickly as possible, replacing destroyed nets with new gear ordered from S ears, Roebuck and Co. A nd they Why rebuild after such destruction? Bell says the answer to the question is found in the settled in Cortez. North Carolina, for one, is hurricane central, says Bell. Historian and preservationist Mary Fulford Green, who was born several years after the hurricane that destroyed much of Cortez. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff But more importantly, seafood was abundant, and the surrounding area became known as The Kitchen. Thats why people were here, and thats why they rebuilt, Bell says. You have to know the mindset of the Fulford Green says, They had to decide whether to rebuild or go somewhere else. Well, this was their life. A hard life, but their life. Cortezian Sam Bell and Florida Maritime Museum site manager Karen Riley-Love on the steps of the museum, an old schoolhouse that survived the big storm of 1921. A hurricane, now estimated at a category 3, destroyed The wooden bridge connecting Cortez and Anna Maria Island. The structure was under construction when the October 1921 hurricane hit. Islander Photo: Manatee County Public Library Historic Photo graph Collection


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THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 2011 23 Hot spots off the beach The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Other free hot spots on the Island: A nna Maria Island Historical S ociety Museum, 402 Pine A ve. Gulf Drive. Bay Blvd. N. Drive (ask at the shop for the password). 5313 Gulf Drive. Drive. 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! 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BESTVEGAN &VEGETARIAN WEEKLY SPECIALS ALL HOMEMADE, ALL THE TIME LUNCH & DINNER, TAKE OUT, TOO! Closed Mon & Tues til Dec. 19 Monday, Oct. 31 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Beans, Carrots, Applesauce. Tuesday, Nov. 1 Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Bagel, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Pasta with Meat Sauce, Whole Wheat Wrap, Breadstick, Salad, Sliced Peaches. Wednesday, Nov. 2 Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Hamburger, Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustable, Thursday, Nov. 3 Breakfast: Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Tomato Soup, Peas and Carrots, Sliced Pears, Birthday Cupcake. Friday, Nov. 4 Breakfast: Lunch: Pizza, Chicken Egg Roll, Corn, Potato Coins, Fruit Cocktail. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AME calendar S ave the date for the following A nna Maria Elementary School happenings: dinner, cafeteria. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525. The Islander invites you to celebrate Halloween and a howling good time Oct. 31! Everyones welcome to The Islander critter corral from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween. Costumed canines will be judged for scariest, most original and silliest, as well as pet-owner look-alike costumes. Contestants will gather at the of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with registration beginning at 5 p.m. and judging at 5:30 p.m. Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce of ce with a kids costume contest and then a trickor-treating adventure in downtown Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters are welcome to visit the corral and view the costumed animals. For more information, call the newspaper, 941-778-7978 are welcome to visit the corral and view the costumed animals. or-treating adventure in downtown Holmes Beach. All trick or treaters are welcome to visit the corral and view the costumed animals. invites you to celebrate Halloween and a howling good time Oct. 31! critter corral from 5 p.m. to Restaurants, taverns, boutiques, golf & more! Sending paper hugsAnna Maria Elementary kindergartner Mariah Albert is sending paper hugs to her father, U.S. Army Spc. Justin Albert, who is serving in Korea. Paper hugs consist of two paper hands tied to a string that can be wrapped around a person as a hug. With the help of AME teacher Maureen Loveland, Mariah created the hands to send to her dad along with the book A Paper Hug, the projects inspiration. Islander Photo: Courtesy Julie Krokroskia Mote invites youth to ocean summit Middle and high school students are invited to par ticipate in the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit being held in conjunction with the S tow It Dont Throw at Mote Marine Laboratory. The summit begins at 10 a.m. and concludes with an ice cream social at 4:45 p.m. at Motes Keating Marine Education Center, 1599 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. S tudents will learn about the threats facing marine ecosystems from scientists and conservationists. Participants also will work with peers to plan ocean conservation projects and will attend workshops on media ogy to further a cause and recruiting project supporters. The $10 registration includes lunch and is due by Oct. 31. 7285.


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A nd when the playoffs begin, the regular-season record no long matters. Its win or go home. With that said, seedings can take an important role pitted against the last-place team. The standings stayed pretty much the same during the past week in all cases except for Division I, where Spinnakers Vacation Cottages started its move up the table. A fter a season that began with four consecutive losses, theyve gone on a streak to move from last place into third. The team is buying into coach Nate Taluccis system, and players are settling into what are now becoming familiar roles. The offense is centered around Henrik Hellem-Brusso, Jacob Talucci, Jackie Burgess and the rapidly improving McKenzie P ara, while G illian Cassidy, A dam Clarke, Harrison Franke and Max Driscoll anchor a much-improved defense. may instead play second-place Wash Family Construction, which was defeated by a 4-1 score Oct. 21 by Spinnakers. L eading the way for S pinnakers was Talucci, who scored three goals, while Hellem-Brusso added one goal. Nico Calleja scored the lone goal for Wash in the loss. In other Division I action last week, S pinnakers Soccer play ers from Air & Energy and Coastal Orthopedic chase the ball during instructional league action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy defeated Mr. Bones BBQ 5-2 behind two goals apiece from Burgess and Talucci. Hellem-Brusso and Cassidy also notched goals in the victory. Division II leader LaPensee Plumbing continued its winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Eat Here Oct. 19. L a Pensee was led by a goal each from Sullivan Ferriera, Katie Krokroskia and Joe Rogers in the victory. Jovan Vasquez scored the lone goal for E at Here in the loss. Division III Gettel Toyota showed why its the only team with an undefeated, untied record when it rolled past West Coast S urf S hop by a 7-2 score Oct. 17. Daniel Fritz led the way with three goals, while E milee Bell, Jack G roves, Charlotte P ardue and A va Zink each notched single goals in the victory. L uke Marvin scored both goals for West Coast in the loss. S econd-place Island P est Control improved to 3-3 Oct. 19. Julius Petereit and Sean Rodriguez led the Pest Control effort with three goals apiece in the victory. L uke Marvin scored two goals and Ryan Joseph added one in the loss. P remier Divisions lone game of the week Oct. 17 was like the shootout at the OK Corral when Ace Hardware way with four goals, while Chandler Hardy chipped in three goals. Gabe Salter completed the scoring with one goal in the A ce victory. A ustin Wash and A lex Burgess led Beach Bistro with two goals apiece, while L exi Davis and Helio Gomez added one goal apiece in the loss. AMICC sports schedules and standings can be found online at www.islander.org. Basketball moves to playoffs Theres only one week of the regular season play remaining for the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed basketball league and teams are jockeying for in the playoffs. place with Beach to Bay Construction and Bowes Imaging both one game back, tied for second place. Mobile Detailing can nail down the top spot in the standings with a victory over Bowes Imaging Oct. 25. A Mobile Detail ing loss and a victory by Beach to Bay Construction, which plays S outhern G reens, could produce a three-way The game of the week saw S outhern G reens improve to 3-3 on the season thanks to a 58-54 victory over A gnelli P ool & S pas Oct. 18. Robbie Bennett led the way for Southern Greens with 30 points. Wayne Grant added 19 points, while Kevin A ustin scored 4 points and Chuck McCracken added 3 points in the victory. Aaron Duduks scored 19 points to lead A gnelli, which also received 14 points from Nate Coleman and 13 points from Tyler Krauss in the loss. Horseshoe news Two teams emerged from Oct. 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits and were left to battle for bragging rights. Hank Huyghe and Jerry Disbrow rolled past Tom Skoloda and George McKay by a 21-12 score. Oct. 19 horseshoe action saw Team Norm Norm Good and Norm Langeland defeat Jerry Disbrow and Best wishes for a speedy recovery to regular player Ron Pepka after surgery from the players in the pits. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and S aturday at the A nna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.


THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 2011 25 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. PLEASE SEE FISHING, Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Oct. 26 1:02p 2.0 11:27 2.8 6:03 -0.2 5:28 1.3 new Oct. 27 2:02p 1.9 6:52 -0.3 5:53 1.4 Oct. 28 12:02 2.9 3:05 1.7 7:43 -0.4 6:16 1.5 Oct. 29 12:40 2.9 4:16 1.6 8:36 -0.3 6:37 1.5 Oct. 30 1:22 2.9 9:33 -0.2 Oct. 31 2:10 2.7 10:33 0.0 Nov. 1 3:08 2.5 11:36 0.2 Nov. 2 4:25 2.2 8:29 1.7 12:38p 0.3 1st AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com Enjoy FREE wir eless inte rnetin the vicinity of No passwo rd ne eded! Cooler weather treats fishers to mack attackCapt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter The fall bite continues with an abundance of the the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and the macks are easy to bait shops far and near in search of anything silver with spoons, Gotcha plugs even a piece of a white drinking straw threaded over a long shank hook are working to get the bite. out on this fast-action drag-screaming run of mackerel. Put your tackle to the test and see how many macks you can catch in a day. catch-and-release snook are a little bonus. Most of the spotted sea trout are small. You have to weed through hookups. Sarasota Bay, pushing a copper wake across the surface as big breeders of 35 inches or bigger. Gold spoons and Berkley Gulp shrimp are the ticket for a hookup. Try a top-water plug in the morning and hang on for some explosive surface action. Catch-and-release snook action is good along the in the 20-inch range or smaller. Live whitebait pitched to the edges of the mangroves will get the bite. Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing a good bite. White crappie jigs or live shiners with a long shank When the bait becomes abundant like this, the schools become balled up just away from the pier. Try casting to present your bait to the outer edges of the schools. When schools looking for a meal. If they see bait that sticks black drum and sheepshead under the pier. By drifting a live shrimp or small crab under the pier, you stand a chance of catching one of these tasty species. I caught a sheepshead that weighed 5 pounds on a live shrimp a couple of days ago, says Kilb. I thought it was a whopper mangrove snapper, but then I saw the stripes. When targeting any of these species, try using a small ciently. Plus, sheepshead have a boney mouth, so strong hooks result in fewer bent hooks when youre removwhen you might hook a big red or black drum. In either Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says before the cold front brought high winds and surf, he was having Keyes says sometimes the bait schools are farther out, which is why he likes using Gotcha plugs. They have enough weight so you can cast them out far, where these is hearing reports of good action on catch-and-release plug in the morning or plastic jig later in the day. Before the front, offshore fishers were reporting good numbers of gag grouper and mangrove snapper. on a 1/2-ounce jig head were effective. Keeper-size gags and mangrove snapper up to 5 pounds are being caught in depths starting around 80 feet. season ahead. bite has been good off the beaches, in the passes around Photographers asked to document king tides Photographers and nature lovers are invited to participate in the king tide photo initiative. During the last week of October, Sarasota Bay will see high king tides of more than 2 feet. These tides occur when the moon and sun align on one side of the Earth and their gravitational forces combine to create extraordinarily high tides. The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is seeking participants to photograph the coastline, flooded roads, full drain pipes and ponds anything affected by the rising waters. The best king tide photographing opportunities 3:13 p.m. Oct. 27. Be sure to record the time and location of any photographs taken and, if possible, photograph the same site at low tide. Photos can be sent to info@sarasotabay.or g to be uploaded to SBEPs Facebook page and to the Florida Tide Watch Flickr page.


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Great rental or second home. $1,420,000 SALE PENDING 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach EXCLUSIVE BIRD KEY exclusive Bird Key Yacht Club. is pleased to welcome The Having a live well full of assorted-sized baits helps Capt. Warren G irle managed to get in a couple of nearshore charters before the cold front, and found nonand shark. G irle is looking around nearshore structures boiling on chummers behind the boat, he casts a live this, chumming is effective and exciting. Most of the time, the bait is eaten within seconds. A lso around nearshore structures, G irle is catching with live shiners at a reef infested with goliath grouper. You need to reel your snapper up quick, warns Girle. Or the goliath will swallow them whole. shiner and casting the potholes. Were averaging four or face plugs. He suggests looking for diving birds to locate Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the S unshine skyrocketing from the bait schools from the window of caught on larger baits such as blue runners and legal-size For the macks, Gotcha plugs are the bait of choice. ish mackerel using greenbacks on a long shank hooks rigged under a popping cork. using large baits, such as grunts and blue runners. Free lining a bait to the structure just away form the pier is a sure way to hook up with one of these hungry gags. Most stiff boat rod combined with a 4/0 Penn Senator spooled with anywhere from 50-pound to 80-pound mono. Heavy tackle like this gives you a chance to pull those big grouper out of the rocks before they hang you up. Once you get them away from the rocks, youre in the clear.


THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 2011 27 been printed since he started up in 2000. The maps include business locations and business information, and a list of Island events in 2012, including theatrical and art performances, festivals, museums and exhibitions. For more information, call 941-704-4282.Chamber events upcoming The A nna Maria Island Chamber of Commerces monthly business-after-hours event for October is from Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest. Reservations are requested. A nd the chamber will hold its November networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Cost of the luncheon is $15 and reservations are required. Call 941-778-1542 for reservations or information.20 years celebrated by Taste publishers The Taste Dining & Travel magazine of 1343 Main S t., S arasota, recently announced it reached its 20th year of publishing news about local dining and worldly travels. P ublisher Neal Finelli of west Bradenton, who for many years lived in Bradenton Beach and on P erico Island, started the magazine in 1991 as a source for infor mation on restaurants, food and wine in the area. The next issue will publish Nov. 5, and Finelli said there will be special events throughout the year to cel ebrate the magazines 20 years, as well as the 20th anniversary of his marriage to wife and publishing partner Vanessa-Shaw Finelli. For more information, go to the website at www. To feature your business, call Island Biz at 941-7787978, send a fax to 866-362-9821, or e-mail the information to news@islander.org. 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 NEMO appoints ofcers, maintains direction After 18 months as president of the North End Mer chants Organization, Barb S ato was more than pleased when Tina Fusaro was selected to serve as president Oct. 18. After almost two years, Im really happy to turn it over, Sato said at a NEMO gathering. Its been hectic for me, as I was never in charge of an organization before and its not really my thing. N E MO members S issy Quinn and Caryn Hodge praised S ato for keeping the organization going as a bridge between businesses and the residential community. Joining Fusaro on the board is Brian S eymore as vice-president and Susanne Arbanas as secretary. Diane Havelka agreed to remain on the board as treasurer. New at-large board members include Kelly Kary and Janae Rudacille, while Joan Carter remains a board member. Members agreed at the meeting to change the term year. N E MO members also discussed the growth of the organization since it began, and the formation of similar business groups on the Island. S ato had concerns that some P ine A venue businesses had formed a coalition and she wondered if there was still a need for NEMO. But Fusaro said several retailers on Pine A venue are cooperating to brand Pine A venue as the greenest little street in America. The coalition is only for co-op advertising and the of the Chiles Restaurant Group. Fusaro said she would like N E MO to maintain its mission as a community organization that brings busi nesses and the community together, while the P ine A venue merchants take their course. Different mission, different agendas, Hodge said. Mary A nn Brockman of the A nna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce agreed that N E MO should remain separate from the Pine A venue co-op advertisers. S ato suggested the new board should decide if it wants to change NEMOs mission. L ets let the next committee decide, she said as she resigned her position to Fusaro. Fusaro scheduled the next NEMO meeting for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Anna Maria Island Com munity Center, 407 Magnolia A ve., Anna Maria.Planning starts for 2012 food, wine, wedding events A t the North E nd Merchants Organization meeting Oct. 18, Caryn Hodge of the Chiles restaurant group said planning has begun for the 2012 Food and Wine on Pine event. Anna Maria City Pier Centennial. Hodge said the second food and wine event is scheduled for May 5, also Cinco de Mayo and the running of the Kentucky Derby horse race. Its also the weekend of the annual A nna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce wedding festival and Hodge said there would be joint marketing of the two events. She said its not too early to seek volunteers for the event.AMI Fun map delivered The 11th annual edition of the A nna Maria Island Fun Map for 2012 recently was delivered to more than 240 locations on AMI and Longboat Key and in Cortez and Bradenton, said Fun Map publisher Pierce Combs. Combs said more than 2.2 million fun maps have


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ANSWERS TO OCT. 26 PUZZLE T R A C E P I C K O F F P A C M A N H U R L S T R U E F A C T A C H E B E U N C U T A R T I F I C I A L H E A R T S E T T E R S T E L A M I E L I S I C E E O W E R L R O N E T D A R C H C I V I L A A A S N E I G H R E C T O M A S I L K P A L M E R M D I A R U L E G U E S S E R E D S A F R A I D S O C O M E Q U I C K D O C I L E F A I R R U E A L B A R L O R I F F S M I A T A P O O L D E L M I R V E E R L O U V R E I T S A C I N C H E I G H T E E N N F L R A C E C A R B I D E N T D S P R O P E L A S S E N E R O R O E R E I N K A I N T P E C A N A I M S E S C O R C A T O S H O C T A A W L E R E I A O L K N O W N A S D I A M O N D N E C K L A C E D O G G Y E L N I N O G A M E O V E R A R L E S N L E A S T T E N S I O N S K E E T WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander.org to order a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. 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. COMPANION/CARETAKER: LOVING, compassionate, reliable. Great references. 941-7050706. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off rst groom. Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting. Certi ed groomer. Call 941-778-1202. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certi cates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAYS ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-8724. Turn the page for more Islander classi ed ads


30 OCT. 26, 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. 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. LANDSCAPING Continued NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued 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. JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced. House painting, pressure washing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941-224-0344. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classified ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander. org. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S CHE CK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER .OR G 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 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 BEACH37 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. VILLAGE GREENpool/spa, furnished $249,000. Annual, Seasonal & Vacation Rentals Available, including: LUXUR Y GULFFRONT 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.comHISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE. Adorable 2BR/1.5 BA home located less than a mile to the beach. Walk to sh markets and restaurants in this quaint village. $155,000 MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST 1978 941-778-0807 tdolly1@yahoo.com tdollyyoungrealestate.comAMBERLIGHT COTTAGE OFF SEASON SPECIALHalf block to beach. 1 BR/1 BA, sun porch with bed. Beautifully preserved red tidewater cypress interior, new kitchen. $1,200/month or $500/ week. Perfect for a couple or single.


THE ISLANDER OCT. 26, 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 www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.comProperties 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. O PEN HO U SE: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 30. 4865 Independence Blvd. Beautifully updated, turnkey 2/2 rst-oor end unit in Mount Vernon. Gorgeous tile, new kitchen, crown molding and water views with fountain. Close to the beach. Everything at your ngertips! $179,000. Call Lynn Zemmer, Broker, 941-730-1294. OPEN HOUSE 1-4, Oct. 30 RENTALS WEEKLY/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. HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. VACATION RENTAL WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, DOCK, pool, sunroom, laundry, annual-seasonal. 941-779-9074. ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen, 813-377-6864. ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and shing pier. Call 941-720-2418. RENTALS Continued 1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR CONDO. 55-plus, pool, shing pier. $1,600/month for three months, $1,300/month for six months and $1,100/month, annual. 813-681-7229. ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX: Near beach, Anna Maria. $850/month includes water/trash. 941-7787003. LARGE 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. ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club, gated, 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, 1,435 sf, carport, guest parking, pool, tennis, new clubhouse, negotiable, 603-969-6840. GULFFRONT VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, sunset dining. Winter visitors call for rates. $150/ night, three-day minimum. Contact Mary Ann, 863-660-3509. RENTALS Continued LOCAL PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS owners with exceptional rental references looking for 2BR/2BA home on Anna Maria. Trying to sell your house? No problem, well take excellent care of it. 941-713-8070 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. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. PRIME BAYFRONT LOT with a sandy beach! $699,000. Owner will finance. Call Sato Real Estate, 941-778-7200. Our long-term experience, proven selling power, strong work ethic and global connections make us the go-to real estate team on Anna Maria Island. In the past 6 months alone, we have put 7 homes under contract and were looking for more listings to SELL! Whether buying or selling, call us today for the results you expect in the manner you deserve.Cell: 941.374.5772 e-mail: GabeBuky@aol.comCell: 941.228.6086 e-mail: CharlesBuky@aol.com


32 OCT. 26, 2011 THE ISLANDER 8700 Cortez Road W ., Bradenton Phone 792.9304 M-F 7:30-5 Sat 8-noonPublic W elcome Happy Halloween! PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPPL Y 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Mari a 941-567-4056slimsplaceami.com See all your favorite NFL and college games here! Open T ues-Fri 4-? Sat & Sun noon-? Closed Monday 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 __(BYE week)__ 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 Saints at Rams Vikings at Panthers Steelers at Browns Cowboys at Eagles Packers at Cardinals Memphis St. at UCF Georgia vs. Gators call 77 8-7978 to get in the game Cardinals at Ravens 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 NC State at FSU Browns at 49ers Jaguars at T exans Bengals at Seahawks Redskins at Bills Patriots at SteelersYOUR AD HERE B ARNETT BLINDS PLANTATION SHUTTERS BLINDS SILHOUETTES & LUMINETT DUETTES MOT ORIZA TION CUST OMIZA TION INST ALLA TION Call Keith Bar nett for free in-home design service e t t e e Y our window treatment expert s 941.778.3526 941.730.0516 Frank Zac Szakacs, Holmes Beach r ollover Dolphins at Giants Colts at T itans Lions at Broncos