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Page 26 VOLUME 19, NO. 52 NEXT WEEK BEGINS OUR 20TH YEAR NOV. 2, 2011 FREE Greatest spokesman Bassett diesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter World War II and Korean War veteran Ralph Bassett of Perico Island died early Oct. 28 at his home. His wife and family were with him and he died peacefully, according to his son, Scott Bassett of Bradenton. Ralph Bassett was an annual speaker at The Islander Veterans Day Salute that honors veterans of all the armed forces and those whose stories have appeared in the Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation columns in the newspaper. His infectious smile, laugh and quick wit made him a favorite speaker at the event, and many veterans said they came to hear about his life in the U.S. Marine Corps. An Iowa native, Bassett joined the Marine Corps in 1944 when he turned 17, after convincing his parents to allow him to enlist. Bassett said he couldnt stand the thought of being left behind, while older buddies were His unit was scheduled to invade Japan in October 1945, and Bassett and his pals were told that 80 percent of the company about 260 men would either be killed or wounded the allied troops. August ended the war, and Bassett returned to the states to complete his WWII service as a Candidates ready for Nov. 8 Island electionsHolmes Beach seeks solution to rental complaintsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter four in Anna Maria seeking election to their respective city commissions will remain busy with campaign activities through election day, Nov. 8. for election and voters can choose three candidates on their ballot. In Anna Maria, incumbent commissioners John Quam and Dale Woodland are seeking re-election, while candidates Nancy Yetter and former Mayor SueLynn are challenging for their seats in the race. three commission seats up for election, including incumbent commissioners Pat Morton, Al joined by challengers Jean Peelen and Andy Sheridan. If history is any judge, the candidates can expect a light voter turnout in an odd-year election when no national candidate or issue is on the ballot. in an odd-year election from 2001 to the present is about 36 percent, according to Manatee County Supervisor of Elections records. Anna Maria candidates He said hes been going house-to-house to talk to voters, and hes received good, positive feedback for the upcoming election, he said. I would say the campaign is going very well. Im pleased at the concern voters have shown for the city. SueLynn, the citys mayor from 2002 to 2006, said shes heard from many voters who believe she has the experience to be a good commissioner. positive. I believe voters are pleased that I can step in immediately and understand and help solve the issues. Anna Maria candidates: Woodland Quam SueLynn Yetter By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter While each candidate seeking election to the Holmes Beach City Commission has said a major issue is the proliferation of rental homes with four to six bedrooms, theres apparently problem. Construction is controlled by state law, the Florida Building Code, said Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. We have no power to limit the number of bedrooms. We dont have that privilege. ments, but cant regulate ownership or the number of rooms, he said. He said hes had numerous discussions on the subject with city attorney Patricia Petruff and others, and theyve all given the same answer. At present, duplexes two units are allowed in the R-2 zone. When an applicant applies for a building permit for a unit with on-site parking space for each bedroom if the owner-contractor states the unit will be a transient rental. An owner-occupied duplex only needs two spaces per unit. You think they are going to say its transient? the mayor asked. duplex is a form of ownership, Bohnenberger explained. It could even be called a two-unit condominium, and a condominium also is a form of ownership. Public works superintendent Joe Duennes, who is in charge of the building department, said that when a site plan is presented, building inspectors do not question someone planning a six-bedroom unit or duplex. We cant assume its going to be a transient vacation rental, Duennes said. A transient rental site plan would require one on-site parking space for each bedroom, he said. And there are some people who have a need for a large home, he noted. We cant presume the application is false, Duennes said. Although a duplex site plan cant be denied because inspectors think its a vacation rental, Duennes has put a hold on approving duplex building permit applications with four or more bedrooms, pending action by the commission. A home on 73rd Street is one of several properties noticed by Holmes Beach for allegedly violating a city code that requires a parking space for each bedroom in rental accommodations. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin 2 A.M. NOV. 6Island kid rock. Page 16 Bassett
2 NOV. 2, 2011 THE ISLANDER CANDIDATES paign has been going well, he said. Ive gotten tremendous support from the people for my views and I appreciate the support, he said. Hell be walking around the city this week talking to voters. Many voters Ive talked with believe its time for a new voice on the commission to try to solve some of the old problems, said Yetter, a member of the citys planning and zoning board. My reception has been very warm. Ive learned there is concern about a cell tower in the city, and what should be the ultimate use of the six lots the city bought at the Pine Avenue-Bay Boulevard intersection, she said. Holmes Beach candidates A light voter turnout doesnt bother Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat Morton. Ive always run in an odd year and it doesnt change my campaigning, he said. Morton is seeking He said he would be walking the streets this week and talking to voters. His campaign is going as well as can be expected, he said. Peelen said she is optimistic about the coming election. Its been very positive. Ive been out waving my signs, meeting voters and knocking on doors, she said. Peelen will hold a Meet the Candidate forum Nov. 3 at Island Fitness in Holmes Beach. Regardless of election preferences, Peelen urged voters to get out and vote Nov. 8 Robinson said he will be mailing out a candidate He said hes had positive response to his stance for Sheridan also encourages voting in the odd-year election. I do urge voters to get out and vote, he said. His campaign has been going well and hes been placing signs around the city, meeting people and listening to their issues. Many people are concerned about the city becoming a weekend vacation destination, he said. Zaccagnino is running for his fourth term. He said his campaign has shown positive results, and hes Ive been knocking on doors, listening to the voters, attending meetings and bicycling around town. Zaccagnino agreed that the new commission must deal immediately with the increase in construction of been a major concern of many voters, he said. Nov. 8. graphics show 1,316 registered voters in Anna Maria and 3,235 registered voters in Holmes Beach in August, the most current information available on the website. In Anna Maria, voting will be at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., while Holmes Beach will open the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church polling location for city voters at 6608 Marina Drive. each polling location shortly after the polls close, but at 600 301 Blvd., Bradenton. Election results will be posted shortly after the polls close online at www.islander.org and notices will be e-mailed to registered users of the website. Sheridan Morton Zaccagnino Peelen RobinsonHolmes Beach slate of candidates: Elections of ce prepares balloting was testing voting equipment and mailing the last of absentee ballots this week in preparation for the Nov. 8 election. will cast ballots at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Gulf Drive; and Anna Maria, where voters will cast ballots at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave. In Holmes Beach, voters will elect three people includes three incumbents Pat Morton, Al Robinson and David Zaccagnino. Residents Andy Sheridan and Jean Peelen also are running. In Anna Maria, voters also will elect three people includes two incumbents John Quam and Dale Woodland. Nancy Yetter and SueLynn also are running. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. conducting accuracy tests Nov. 1 and canvassing absentee ballots Nov. 4. Canvassing of any provisional ballots would take place Nov. 10, two days after the election. In 2012, Island voters may go to the polls as many
THE ISLANDER NOV. 2, 2011 3 clerk at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. After discharge, Bassett stayed in the Marine Corps Reserves and returned to Des Moines, Iowa, where he enrolled at Drake University. When the Korean War broke out in late June 1950, Bassetts reserve unit Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment of the 1st Marine Division July 19, 1950, less than four weeks after the war began. Within a few weeks, Bassett, now a sergeant in charge of a squad, was wounded. After recovering, he returned to the front lines and was eventually wounded again by an enemy grenade. He spent three months in a hospital in Japan, and was sent to a Navy hospital in Virginia, where he was discharged in 1951. He then returned to Drake to complete his education. Graduating in 1954, Bassett married a woman from Des Moines and got a job at WHS radio, the same station where Ronald Reagan had worked in the 1930s. Bassett moved to Detroit a few years later and went into the insurance industry, eventually becoming a pension fund administrator. Bassett formed his own company in the 1960s and sold that when he retired to Perico Island in 1987. quickly decided this was the place for retirement. Several of his children and grandchildren eventually moved to the Island and Bradenton area. Bassett was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island and attended numerous veterans activities on the Island, highlighted by his annual appearance at The Islander veterans salute in November. Semper Fi, good friend.Kiwanis installs of cers, honors BassettABOVE: Outgoing Kiwanis Club president Sandy Haas-Martens recognizes Ralph Bassett at the Oct. 24 installation dinner for his many years of service to the club. RIGHT: Longtime Kiwanis Club member Ralph Bassett was awarded the coveted Leather Helmet for his service at the tion dinner by Major Leckie, left, and Al Guy. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy Kiwanis Club of West Bradenton joined forces on Oct. 24 to enjoy dinner at the BeachHouse Restaurant and At the event, awards and appreciation were lavished on members for their service, including retiring Island club president Sandy Haas-Martens for three years at the helm, and longtime member Ralph Bassett, who died Oct. 28. Bassett joined the Island club in 1999, and once served as president. He managed the Salvation Army bell ringing, the 50/50 drawings and the happy dollar program. He helped with the Sweetheart Dance and volunteered in the Anna Maria Elementary School grandparents program. He was club photographer and helped with the Easter Sunrise service. New officers for both clubs were installed by Kiwanis district Lt. Gov. Debbie McNulty, including Island president Claudette Welch, incoming president Ben Cooper, secretary Major Leckie and treasurer Susie Kruse. For West Bradenton, officers installed were president Barb Brisley, vice president Pam Edwards, secretary Mark Haas and treasurer Ross Edwards. SPOKESMAN Bassett was a U.S. Marine during World War II and also served in the Korean War.
4 NOV. 2, 2011 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City plan amendments. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach 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 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. are closed Nov. 24-25. Send notices to Lisa Neff at email@example.com. WERE COUNTING ON YOU.Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester are again offering up to $50,000 in matching funds for any contribution postmarked by Dec. 31, 2011, to the Anna Maria Island Community Center. And your contribution is tax deductible. WERE COUNTING ON YOU.COUNT ME IN FOR THE CHALLENGE! Name ____________________________________ Address __________________________________ __________________________________________ Phone ____________________________________ Amount $ ____________________________ I would like my gift in honor of: __________________________________________ I would like my gift to be in memory of: __________________________________________ Send your check to the Lester Challenge, payable to AMICC. Mail your donation to P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216. Please, bill me for my pledge amount. A community service sponsored exclusively by Children and families in our community count on the Center... The Center provides a critical human service need on the Island and annually serves more than 3,480 individuals and family members, providing more than 1.2 million hours of service to change and enrich lives. $ 50,000 CHALLENGE TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE! Chuck and Joey Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued three boaters near Longboat Pass Oct. 23. Early Oct. 23, a Coast Guard helicopter crew found two men on their disabled vessel about 11 miles west of Longboat Pass. A third man from the vessel was found later that evening, also near Longboat Key. not return to shore as planned. One of the boaters men were overdue and that her father had telephoned her mother to report engine trouble. A helicopter crew departed from the Coast Guard station in Clearwater and a boat crew from the station in Cortez headed out. to the boat ramp at Coquina Bayside in Bradenton Beach.Lohn v. BB legal dispute endsBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A long-running dispute between a Bradenton Beach property owner and the city ended in late October about six weeks after the property owner died. Ken Lohn, who died Sept. 4 at 77, took his complaint against the city as high as the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal and vowed to go as high as the state supreme court if necessary. He wanted the court to review a ruling from Manatee County Circuit Court rejecting his argument that the city occupancy for a property that neighbors Lohns residence on Bay Drive South. Lohn, for years, maintained that the city wrongfully development abutting his bayfront property and near a duplex he owns. In April 2009, the Bradenton Beach Board of Adjustment recommended that the city commission deny Lohns complaint regarding the now privately owned Fifth Street property. In June 2009, the city commission also voted against Lohns complaint, which essentially said that a driveway built on an easement alongside his home was too close to his property line and too narrow. Lohn went to circuit court in July 2009 to seek a judicial review of the commissions decision. family condominium despite the fact the location is in violation of express provisions of the Bradenton Beach Land Development Code, the complaint states. City attorney Ricinda Perry prepared the citys competent and substantial evidence, that the issuance of the CO was proper and consistent with the applicable zoning and land-use regulations. Absent an abuse of discretion or a clearly erroneous decision by the city commission, the decision of the city must be upheld. In a 13-page decision, Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas did not accept all the citys arguments, but he did uphold the commissions decision and denied Lohns appeal. Lohn, in late February, took his case to the appellate court. and potentially expensive for both Lohn and the city. for a review of Nicholas ruling. Bradenton Beach resident Ken Lohn in 2009. He fought city hall over a residential devel opment neighbor ing his waterfront properties. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
THE ISLANDER NOV. 2, 2011 5 COMPLAINTS 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 And there may yet be a solution to halt the sudden growth in the city of large duplexes and land condos that are being used as vacation accommodations. code to require one on-site parking space for each bedroom, regardless of ownership, Bohnenberger said. move fast on just such an amendment. Developers have realized they can condoize a duplex, he said, and market it as an investment, a transient rental property. www.9solutions.net. rentals and says it has built a number of fourto sixbedroom duplexes as vacation investment properties. investors, the website states, lies with the strength of the vacation rental market, which continues to outper form its competitors and run contrary to the prevailing economic climate. prompted 60-year resident Mary Buonagura to ask commissioners at their Oct. 25 meeting for answers to her concerns and those of her neighbors. Many of us are concerned about the plethora of pastel palaces popping up all over faster than sand spurs in summer, she said. It is troubling, she said, to read in the newspaper the manner in which they are going up. -City pier boardwalk ceremony Nov. 7anced use of land, including residential and a rental mix, to a short-term rental vacation resort, she said. According to the 9solutions website, the company is managed by Hanson Ventures LLP and Steven Hanson of Bradenton. Hanson and Anna Maria Island developer Shawn for a number of corporations and condominium associations on Anna Maria Island. Efforts to reach Hanson and Kaleta for comment were unsuccessful. ing all duplexes and homes built in the past 18 months to determine which may violate city code. Inspectors found 10 alleged violations three weeks ago and sent notices to were suspended pending resolution of the complaints. Duennes said inspections last week found two more properties allegedly violating city code, and notices will be sent to those owners and the rental tax licenses also will be suspended. A few more inspections are scheduled, Duennes said. Holmes Beach code states any unit rented for 30 days or less is a transient vacation rental. Anna Maria City Pier boardwalk. was funded through a federal grant administered by the along the shoreline from the North Bay Boulevard humpback bridge to about 100 yards south of the pier entrance. One of the two shelters rebuilt at the pier entrance also serves as a trolley stop for the Island trolley. New signage also was added. Anna Maria Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick wrote the grant application in 2006 before she was elected to the commission and followed the project through to its completion. The new entry to the Anna Maria City Pier, shelters emony Nov. 7. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
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Anonymous letters will not be printed. Address letters by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org g or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 1,350 users. If you would like to join Facebook. We provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander.or g. Opinion YourVacationing pets, worries for people As much as it would be wonderful to have an opportunity to share the beach with our pets, I just cant support such. We are no longer an island of residents who have an investment in our beaches. We are an island of visitors who really dont care about picking up their animals waste. Just watch people walking their pets in our neighborhoods I dont see many with bags, picking up the waste from residents yards. In a perfect world, we would have responsible visitors, but it is what it is. Look at all the problems that exist with rental units in all three cities. We might be able to get the rental companies to be more responsible for overcrowding, over-parking and excessive noise, but I doubt they will be down on the beach cleaning up after their renters pets. Its a shame that we have come to this point, but I would have to vote a resounding no to dogs anywhere on the beaches not because of Islanders, but because of all the short-term renters. Marsha Bard, Anna MariaIsland exodus Holmes Beach has lost more than 1,000 residents everything good about a small coastal Florida town is being overrun by developers, who learned how to exploit a loophole in the municipal code aided, willingly or unwillingly, by commissioners. Homes and duplexes are being purchased for cash, torn down and rebuilt as two separate and distinct buildtures are being sold as investment properties with the Rental companies are renting these duplexes to be able to enforce codes that prohibit these activities, which results in massive overcrowding of the Island. of cottages at ground level. Streets, restaurants and shopping areas are busy and the city is making money on building fees, but at what irreparably changed. Ron Travis, Holmes BeachBetter times, better vote For lack of better terms, Nov. 8 promises to be a better election for some than the recent past. After all, only one other city in Florida since the 1970s can claim a recall election. We feel as if weve seen the worst possible results from the election of Harry Stoltzfus and the almost immediate reaction to he left in his wake in Anna Maria. We cant blame voters there for being a little gunshy, but for three available seats, we have what amounts to a choice of three eager candidates and a reluctant incumbent. Commissioner Dale Woodland is working to keep his seat, and former Mayor SueLynn is keen on taking a legislative role, as is newcomer Nancy Yetter. But Commissioner John Quam appears more like a non-candidate, missing opportunities to mix with voters, and seemingly tired of the process. If its time to rotate out, were pleased to see a quality candidate in SueLynn with much to offer the city, and new energy in Yetter. Quam seems unable to decide whom he serves, which positions he supports and where he stands on mendations. incumbents are vying for your vote. In citing initiative, we can readily put Commissioner David Zaccagnino at the top of our recommendations. Commissioner Pat Morton also has earned his seat, staying in touch with voters everyday needs. But Commissioner Al Robinson never seemed to live up to his lower taxes moniker. He became more of an antagonist, railing on pensions that can only be changed for future staff without ever focusing on vote on the 2011-12 budget in September. Sadly, no taxes were lowered during his two-year term and he than the city. But we see hopeful Andy Sheridan digging into concerns of citizens, diligently following issues, attending meetings and learning the ins and outs of government since his prior run for a seat. Hes earned our respect as a watchdog and as a common-sense guy. He can serve the city well. the same, but since her last try at a commission seat she hasnt volunteered on a city board and attends few meetings. Her desire for community service is honorable, but we dont see her holding much interest in where weve been or how we got here. And history means a lot on Anna Maria Island, where we hope to learn from and avoid past mistakes. Please, vote Nov. 8 in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. For voters in Bradenton Beach, where no election will be held for mayor and two ward seats, the process appears to have failed to stir any candidates to oppose either returning Commissioner Gay Breuler or former term-limited Commissioner Janie Robertson a big
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Bradenton Beach Police said the information can take a long time to reach municipal police. It also was noted Bradenton Beach had no policy to notify residents if a sexual predator moved to the city, but offered information to anyone who requested it. Education Committee voted to ask the city commission to obtain an environmental impact study on cell towers before allowing changes to the ordinance that would enable companies to construct a cell tower within that there wasnt enough information on the cell tower issue. VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! Gulf of MexicoROTTEN RALPHSThe Original Waterfront RestaurantB reakfastunchinnereer/Wine As always... Free Beer TomorrowLive shrimp at the bait shop! Free Wi-FiROTTEN RALPHSon the Historic Bridge Street Pier $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS ROTTEN RALPHS ROTTEN RALPHS Live bait at the Bridge Street location! $5 Lunch specials at both Rotten Ralph locations. Yummy breakfast at our Bridge Street location. ... and free WiFi at our original location! Opinion YourFor the record John Quams recollection of his role in the Anna Maria beach corridor parking plan, as recently reported in some media, is inaccurate. I have received numerous calls prompting me to set the record straight, and I think it is important to do so. initially brought to the forefront by another commissioner pointing out that cars backing over sidewalks was a serious safety issue on Pine Avenue. Almost everyone agreed the situation needed immediate correction. While not yet a commissioner, I volunteered, as a citizen and licensed architect, to create two drawings so everyone could see how a corridor plan works and understand the issues involved. National Walkable City expert Dan Burden came in for a day to work us. His expertise led to a better understanding of important elements to address in the plan. Interested citizens, city staff and commissioners all submitted ideas in response to those two plans, which were discussed at a number of meetings. Some suggested putting parking on the building sites, which was non-compliant with the comp plan and did not fully resolve the safety issue. I again volunteered to draw, this time, the entire length of Pine Avenue showing all the possible parking conditions that could occur, both technically feasible and in accordance suggestions from the community. As new ideas were proposed, I redrew the plan two more times to show a variety of proposed options for parking parallel, angle, straight-in, side streets ted by the public and commission. Primary considerplan was again posted in the commission chambers Quam who, along with many others, had been reviewing the drawings with me right along and was one hundred percent in support of it. Quam and I agreed to present the plan at a commission meeting for a vote. He called less than an hour before the meeting and advised he was no longer supporting it. He never gave his reason. And for the second time in this long, labor intensive process, he reversed himself and voted against a plan which he supported up until the last minute with no explanation comment that he authored the beach corridor plan is not true and takes credit from those who really did move the plan forward. His recollection neglects minutes which is that he actually twice voted against what he now claims is his own authored plan. me to run for commissioner. Fortunately Mike Selby became our mayor and we both shared a desire to accomplishing. We have all worked together to raise more focused on a streamlined approach to government, one that is results oriented. And while we have a ways to go, great strides are being made in putting analysis paralysis behind us. We now have a safe and newly installed beach corridor authored by the people of Anna Maria. I provided many hours of time and leadership and worked with all citizens on its creation. Selby fostered the compromise that resulted in the adoption of the plan It has been a pleasure is so many ways serving as a representative of the people of Anna Maria. I hope, as my tenure ends, everyone feels that I delivered on my promise to keep to the high road and deliver on the promises I made. Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry Aubry
8 NOV. 2, 2011 THE ISLANDER Protect Our Village Political advertisement paid for and approved by Nancy Yetter for Anna Maria City CommissionNancy Yetterfor Anna Maria City Commission941.580.5440First and foremost, I intend to protect and preserve Anna Marias village atmosphere and quiet residential neighborhoods. Beach Parking, Trash and Noise Pollution: Find ways to mitigate the impact of daily visitors on beach access streets. I support the Mayors efforts to work with property managers to develop good neighbor standards for rental properties. Cell Tower: We should improve cell service after careful evaluation of the latest technologies with close attention to safety and visual impact. Green Certication: Anna Maria has a tradition of environmental stewardship. We now have the opportunity to become certied as a Green City. I support these efforts. As your city commissioner, I will bring new energy and ideas to city government. My years of service on the P&Z board, working with the comprehensive plan and city regulations, qualify me to serve on the city commission and to make a positive contribution. JEAN PEELENA New Voice for Holmes Beach City CommissionAre you tired of being pushed out of your neighborhood by huge duplex houses built only for commercial rental? Do you want to slow or stop the building of more large duplex houses, and relieve neighborhoods of the effects of the existing houses? Then vote for Jean, a retired attorney with the experience, time, and energy to tackle this and other issues to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Holmes Beach.Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jean Peelen, for Holmes Beach City Commission BB voters get a pass on election dayBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach residents John Shaughnessy and Gay Breuler got a bye on Nov. 8, election day on Anna Maria Island. And Bradenton Beach voters get a pass on going to the polls. for mayor and faced no opposition in in November. Breuler also faced no opposition in her bid for a second two-year term on the city commission. Both Shaughnessy and Breuler live on the citys north side in the Sandpiper Resort. Breuler succeeded Shaughnessy as the Ward 1 commissioner in 2009, when a term-limit rule prohibited him from running for a fourth term. Shaughnessy, now, will follow Bob Bartelt in the Michael Pierce resigned in June 2010 and was elected last fall, decided not to run again. Shaughnessy, as a commissioner, earned praise from his colleagues and city staff for his good humor and civicmindedness. ton Beach nearly 30 years ago, when he and wife June began visiting for vacations. Eventually the couple retired Shaughnessy entered city politics in 2003, when he decided to run against Rick Bisio for the Ward 1 com mission seat. On the commission, he focused on capital improve ments, including the renovation of the Historic Bridge Street Pier and the construction of a multi-purpose path along the beach and sidewalks along sections of Gulf Drive. Shaughnessy announced his candidacy for mayor serving citizens. said another challenge will be to promote citizen involvement. Breuler, who has a long history of involvement in government work and volunteer efforts, said, when she goal was to do some research and get involved and listen up. Her colleagues at the dais said last week that Breuler met and exceeded that goal. Other commissioners praised Breuler Shaughnessy Breuler for delving into budgets, scrutinizing bids and scouring capital improvement plans to save the city money and time. the work and being involved. during a brief program at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Later in November or early December, Shaughnessy, Breuler and other commissioners will appoint someone to succeed Ward 3 Commissioner Janie Robertson. After three terms, Robertson could not seek re-election, but no County board backs redistrict mapBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau mean new district maps for Manatee County, and possibly other local jurisdictions. Manatee County commissioners, in a 6-1 vote in late two at-large districts. A meeting to review Plan D and the other three maps was scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the Manatee County School Support Center, 202 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Public input is an essential component of the for mula that will shape the county commission districts for years to come, stated deputy county administrator Karen Windon in a news release on redistricting. used census data to identify population changes and based on natural and manmade demarcations, according to a statement from the county. largest in land mass, is the smallest in population. In 2005, when boundaries were last redrawn, the district was expected to grow but with the economic slow-down it has 13,300 fewer residents than District 1. vote on its new maps Nov. 21. Still to be debated is whether school board districts will be shared with county commission districts. For Island municipalities, whether to redistrict is only a question in Bradenton Beach, where voters elect commissioners from four wards. Holmes Beach and Anna cussed redistricting, but the subject has been discussed of candidates willing to serve the city. In the upcoming election, there is no opposition for there was no candidate for Ward 3 commissioner.On the Web for Manatee County, go to www.mymanatee.org/ redistricting.
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WHEN ONL Y THE BES T WILL DOFR OM 1-BEDR OOM AP ARTMENT S TO 5-BEDR OOM EXECUTIVE HOMES 3340 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach (Next door to Ace Hardware) email firstname.lastname@example.org W eb www .amgcrentals.com HB takes legal path in dispute with BBBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach has kicked up a notch. action will cause ill-will and hard feelings between the two cities. Holmes Beach commissioners at their Oct. 25 meeting decided not to wait for discussions between Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt regarding the quitclaim of 27th Street in 2008. While Holmes Beach commissioners took no action at that time, they were opposed then to giving up the street and remain so. Holmes Beach commissioners voted 4-0 at their Oct. 25 meeting, with Commissioner John Monetti recusing denton Beach that will result in the cities meeting to seek a solution. If that meeting doesnt solve the dispute, the next step could be mediation or a legal battle. Holmes Beach regards the Bradenton Beach commissions 2008 quitclaim of 27th Street east of Gulf Drive to the Sandpiper Resort as illegal. by the mobile home park for parking is the dividing line between the two cities. In 2008, Holmes Beach commissioners decided not to pursue any action, instead sending a letter of complaint to Bradenton Beach. Monetti, who owns rental property near 27th Street, informed the commission in August that the Sandpiper was building a fence along the boundary between the two cities. He said he was concerned for nearby residents who use 27th Street for access to the bay or Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff investigated and informed Bohnenberger and commissioners that Beach to give the street to the mobile home park. At a September meeting, commissioners agreed to Bartelt had a chance to report to his commission and return to Bohnenberger with some negotiating points. No position paper had reached the Holmes Beach commission by its Oct. 25 meeting and commissioners Monetti recused himself after Petruff advised him he might place himself in a possible ethics situation if he voted on the matter, regardless of whether he would Monetti said it seems as if someone, somehow is neighborhood would suffer because access to a public road is denied. I had not contemplated someone would Following the meeting, Bartelt said he was disappointed with the Holmes Beach decision and that BohAs I told Rich the other night, our city attorney was preparing a positional paper, and I thought we could discuss the issue as agreed. Im sorry its come to this, especially the expense of involving all the lawyers. Its a no-win situation, Bartelt said. He rejected the suggestion by Monetti that the quitclam and fence might deny public access. someone driving a golf cart through Sandpiper and tear ing up the grass, Bartelt said. give pedestrians access to 27th Street East, Gulf Drive and north Bradenton Beach businesses remain open, he said. Bartelt said the Sandpiper is just asking a few people not supposed to be someones personal go-kart track, he said. Sandpiper residents have complained that a golf cart driver was using the resort to avoid Gulf Drive, Bartelt observed. For three years since the quitclaim, nobody had a problem, he noted. Suddenly, a fence is going up and now were hearing all this talk from the politicians about legal action. Its just going to cost both cities money, Bartelt said. Bartelt said he would have the city attorney issue a from Petruff. hard feelings between two neighbors, said Bradenton Beach Mayor-elect John Shaughnessy, a Sandpiper resident. No one has ever been denied access to 27th Street and no one will, he said. Bohnenberger, however, said his city has to protect the interests of the 40-plus residents affected by the fence, piper, he said. a meeting within 30 days between both city attorneys, the chair of both commissions and both mayors.BB defends quitclaim Sandpiper Resort residents piped up Oct. 20, defending the communitys decision to erect a fence along unimproved 27th Street in Bradenton Beach. Bradenton Beach commissioners also reached a consensus during an afternoon meeting at city hall, directing city attorney Ricinda Perry to prepare a statement that the commissions legal decision in 2008 stands in 2011. In late 2008, the Bradenton Beach commission voted to issue a quitclaim deed for 27th Street to the Sandpiper Resort, a 55-and-older mobile home park. Sandpiper sought the quitclaim because some homes residents said, was needed to clarify ownership of land that contained some dwellings.
10 NOV. 2, 2011 THE ISLANDER DALE WOODLANDAnna Maria City CommissionerI Will Continue To:Strongly support low density and low intensity, keys to maintaining our character and quality of life. Provide budget/ scal responsibility. Display leadership, initiative, common sense and dedication.Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid For And Approved By The Dale Woodland Campaign. RE-ELECT City of Holmes Beach 5801 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 An easy way to keep hazardous material out of the house is by using homemade substitutes that contain less harmful ingredients. These alternatives achieve the same effect without the threat to our environment. AEROSOLS -Use pump spray or other non-aerosol versions of cleaning and grooming products. ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER -Mix cup ammonia, cup white vinegar and a handful of baking soda in a gallon of warm water. (Not for wood surfaces) DISINFECTANT AND GERMICIDE -Wash surfaces with a solution of cup borax dissolved in 1 gallon of hot water. 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Islander Photo: Rick CatlinState lawmakers review local prioritiesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Manatee Countys senators and representatives will continued funding for beach renourishment projects and calls for no drilling in state waters. Local state lawmakers collected agendas from Manasentatives and educators during an annual meeting Oct. 27 in Bradenton. took place from 8 a.m. to noon in the county commission chambers. For the 8 a.m. roll call, the chamber was crowded standing room only, with a majority of the attendees associated with Unidos Now and promoting its call for fair, just immigration reform. Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, chaired the meet ing, which began with the election of Rep. Jim Boyd as the 2012 chair and Rep. Greg Steube as the 2012 vice chair. County Commissioner John Chappie, who represents address the panel, which also included Reps. Ray Pilon and Darryl Rouson and Sen. Nancy Detert. Sen. Arthenia Joyner was absent, attending a meeting in Pinellas County. Chappie urged the lawmakers to oppose unfunded mandates on local government, maintain library funding, support the creation of a local advisory committee to work with water management districts on allocations and support continued investment in beach renourishment programs. Beach erosion is a job-killer, Chappie said. Longboat Key Mayor Jim Brown, the second person to the speakers podium, also asked for continued support on renourishment programs, as well as funding for red tide research, support for establishing Sister Key as an aquatic preserve, legislation to further protect seagrass in Sarasota Bay and opposition to drilling and exploring for oil in Florida waters. Bradenton City Councilman Patrick Roff, represent ing the ManaSota League of Cities, listed similar priorities, as well as urged state lawmakers not to take away a vital source of local revenue the business tax. Detert said lawmakers wont eliminate a reason able tax, but if you overreach you are going to see us try to stop you. eral months ahead of the session start in recent years. Florida Sen. Mike Bennett takes a break during the legislative delegation meeting Oct. 27 in Bradenton. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
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12 NOV. 2, 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) If you havent heard about the AT THE BEACH Come see whats new, were always adding fabulous items & treasures to our store!12TH & EAST HOME AT THE BEACH 5416 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH, FLORIDA 34217 941.778.7440 12THANDEASTHOME.COMstop in and get the scoop!3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA 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 Art sought for art league exhibits missions for its Island Visions and Celebrar el Sol exhibits. Submissions should be brought to the league between per entry, with a limit of three entries per artist. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. AMIAL is at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. For more information, call AMIAL executive director Christina Reginelli at 941-778-2099. Drift-In hosts Privateers grog-mix bene t 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and feature local bartenders serving up their best grog to win a prize and help AMIP raise money. In addition to the grog tasting, the event will feature Barnacle Burgers, Scurvy Dogs, Buck-n-Ear Corn and Nov. 12. son at 941-780-1668.USCGA offers safe-boating program are offering a boating-safety program at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 12. Bray Park, 5801 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. For more information or to register, call 941-7585500 or 941-723-7344.FISH preserve cleanup planned Volunteers are invited to help the Sarasota Bay Guardians remove invasive plants at the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage Preserve Saturday, Nov. 5. New volunteers can register on the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program website, sarasotabay.org. Volunteers will hear a presentation about restoration plans for the 95-acre FISH Preserve and the history of work. SBEP supports the ongoing restoration at FISH completed in the summer and involved the removal of exotic vegetation, creation of a tidal wetland and manconnect hiking trails. Plans involve creation of kayak trails and converting two stormwater retention ponds into more natural wetland features. ing the Bay Guardians logo. FISH preserve is at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. For more information, call SBEP at 941-955-8085.Pink powerParticipants register for the second annual Causeway4theCause, held Oct. 29, with walkers departing from Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach and heading east along Manatee Avenue/State Road 64 to Palma Sola. Islander Photos: Lisa NeffInternational guyKiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island member Al Guy speaks Oct. 22 to the group about his recent trip to the annual International Convention held in Geneva, Switzerland. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ralph Bassett Causeway4theCause organizers Jamie Walstad and Eleni Romeo provide instruction before the start of the walk along Manatee Avenue from the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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14 NOV. 2, 2011 THE ISLANDER iSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, 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. 3 p.m. After Hours book club discussion of Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-7781208. Saturday, Nov. 5 2 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Grog party and tasting competition at the Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-780-1668. Fee applies. Sunset to 10 p.m. Deep Sky Observers sidewalk astronomy at Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Sunday, Nov. 6 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bridge Street Market featuring food and craft vendors at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-799-2181. Monday, Nov. 7 6:30 p.m. Diane Shelly, executive director of Florida Craftsmen Inc., speaks to the Artists Guild Gallery of Anna Maria Island at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. Tuesday, Nov. 8 12:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. Wednesday, Nov. 9 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Off-Stage Ladies of the Island PlayHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-799-2181. Fee applies. 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: 941778-1908. Fee applies. Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853. ings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Beach. Information: 941-778-4400. ton Beach and entertainer Mike Sales host sunset picnic at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798. Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. shoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941799-2181. in Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710. various locations. Information: 941-962-8835. Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941526-6789. Avenue beach access. Information: 941-794-6723. Donations accepted. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. hour at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second Street N., Bradenton Beach, through Dec. 10. Information: 941-779-1208. Off-Island Thursday, Nov. 3 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to other preserves from Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501, ext. 4613. Saturday, Nov. 5 8 to 11:30 a.m. United Way Walk-a-Thon at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-7928811, ext. 5403. Registration fee applies. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Penguin Party Family Festival at Mote mation: 941-388-4441. Fee applies. 6 p.m. Snootys Gala at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies. Wednesday, Nov. 9 5 to 7 p.m. COME MEET JEAN PEELEN OPEN HOUSETHURSDAY NOV. 3 5-7 P .M. ISLAND FITNESS5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach (next to Eat Here) BRING YOUR QUESTIONS*BRING YOUR CONCERNSPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Jean Peelen, for Holmes Beach City Commission Candidate for Holmes Beach City Commission Is la nd An imal Cl in icTOTA L PET CARE : Su rg er y De nt is tr y Bo ar ding Day Ca re Ba th s Fo od & Su ppl ie s 24 -H ou r Em er ge nc y Dr op Of f an d Pi ck UpNe w Ho urs 85: 30 Mo nd ay -F ri da y 8: 30 -N oo n We dn e sdays Wi ll ia m V. By st ro m DV M Leig h Pa ri si DV M Holm es Be ac h Bu sine ss Cent er 5343 Gu lf Dr iv e, Suit e 90 0 941 .7 78 .2 44 5 Se rv in g the Is la nd s sinc e 19 70 Check out Islander Tonis new QR code weekly ad special! FALL FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items and get 1 FREE FALL FUN SPECIAL and get 1 FREE and get 1 FREE
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THE ISLANDER NOV. 2, 2011 17 Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. Backer Fellowship follows Sunday 9:30 service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday Song Service 5 PM ALLERGY AFFILIATESAdults and Children John Cella, M.D. NORTHERN VISITORS WELCOME WE GIVE ALLERGY SHOTSCall 792-4151SERVING TWO A REAS5701 21st Ave. W., Bradenton 34209 Convenient to W. Bradenton & the Beaches 5229 Fourth Ave. Circle E. Bradenton 34208 Convenient to East County Rising Sun Massage Therapy414 26th St W Bradenton, FL 34205941.357.6838** $50 for a 60-minute massage through Nov 30 Immigration Lawwww.usimmigrationteam.com 345 6th Ave. W., Bradenton 941-773-1523Tom@USimmigrationteam.com Tom Goldman, J.D., L.L.M. flea Marketthe Ginnys & Jane Es at the old IGA Furniture, art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, nauticals, linens and more! flea Market the Ginnys & Jane Es at the old IGA Furniture, art, antiques, OPEN-AIR MARKETSU ND A Y, NO V. 13 LOT S OF VENDORS! MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE Church opens new worship center its new building at 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive Oct. 23. in August 2010. With space for more than 275 worshipers, the new sanctuary is striking in its architectural features, said the Rev. Bruce Porter. hall also can be used as a community center and meets Federal Emergency Management Agency standards for use as a shelter. said, and the dedication and celebration of the new church was the culmination of many dreams and lots of sacriPorter said the church vision statement of We are ahead of the church and congregation. Before the new worship center was opened, the church met on Bay Isles Road on Longboat Key. Christ Church Presbyterian of Longboat Key has worship services at 10 a.m. and Bible study at 11:15 a.m. on Sundays. org or call 941-383-8833. Burt and Sue Borgelt open the doors of the new Christ Church of Longboat Key. Burt Borgelt is head of the church building committee. Islander Photo: Courtesy Marc ForsHB commission nixes marketBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A proposal for an open-air market in Holmes Beach every Sunday for the next six months was rejected Oct. 25 by the Holmes Beach City Commission. Ambrose Inc. had requested a special-event permit for Sundays from Nov. 6 through April for the open-air market from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the or deny a special event permit, but Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said that most requests are for just one or two days. Because this was for one day a week for six months, he elected to have the commission decide. Commissioners learned that Nancy Ambrose of Ambrose Inc. formerly organized and operated the Bridge Street Merchants market on Sundays. Ambrose, a resident of Holmes Beach, said in e-mail to city hall that her new market would be called the Holmes Beach Sunday Market. Before voting, commissioners heard from people for and against the market, and learned from the mayor he had received several e-mails opposed to the idea. Val Graties of Island Jewel said open-air markets would rejuvenate the economy and bring much-needed She added that Ambrose knows what shes doing and runs a quality market. sought-after, she said. But Nicole Heslop of Holmes Beach, owner of the Island Flea on Marina Drive, said she offers fresh produce at her business that she buys three times a week in Plant City, and rents space to a number of people who sell crafts and other items. Heslop said most of the 35-odd vendors that Ambrose lined up for her market were formerly with the Bridge Street Market. Many of them do not live on Anna Maria Island, she said. said. Why would you want to bring in someone from Bradenton when I have this affordable space at my store for other merchants to sell goods? Heslop said she went to an organizational meeting of downtown Holmes Beach merchants and they had an idea for a market that would use Holmes Beach vendors. Other speakers had concerns the market would pose vehicle and pedestrian safety issues on a Sunday after noon during the winter season. Commissioner David Zaccagnino said having a special event for six months is just too long. If the commission approved this application it would open Pandoras Box, and other businesses would want the same special treatment, he said. In other business, commissioners agreed to move for ward with an amendment to the citys golf cart ordinance that would require all operators of unlicensed golf carts to have a valid drivers license. roads with less than a 35-mph speed limit and eliminate unlicensed golf cart use on Marina Drive, East Bay Drive, Gulf Drive north of the Manatee Avenue intersection, Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive south of the East Bay Drive intersection. Gulf Drive from the Manatee Avenue intersection southward to the East Bay Drive intersection has a 25-mph speed limit. Unlicensed golf carts can only cross roads with a 35approved crossings. for years for the Gulf-East Bay drives intersection.BSM starts up Sunday the weekly Bridge Street Sunday market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov.6 through April, featuring produce, homeand other handcrafted items. At the kickoff market Nov. 6, patrons can par ticipate in a photo-scavenger hunt for prizes. Market shoppers will pick up contest clues, head out to Bridge Street shops, solve the clue and take a digital photograph. Back at the market, the photographs will be reviewed and prizes awarded.
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THE ISLANDER NOV. 2, 2011 19 Streetlife The Martini BistroAnna Maria Island, FL www.FinsBar.com island dining, as it should be...(941) 779-1000Reservationswww.The Martini Bistro.com5337 Gulf Dr, Holmes BeachHappy Hour EverydayNow with Food Specials as Well 3-6pmLunch Specials www.FinsBar.com www.FinsBar.com .com 5337 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach Now with Food Specials as Well 3-6pm Lunch Specials www.FinsBar.com www.FinsBar.com Lunch Specials .com Lunch Specials Lunch Specials $1 Beer til 3pm Trolley Stop 15 Island police blotterAnna Maria one stole a bicycle from the front porch of a residence. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach denton Beach Police Department and MCSO responded incident, involving several allegedly intoxicated people, resulted in a baby stroller tipping and a child suffering injury. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach Police Department took a report that someone stole a yield the right of way. A records check indicated her license was expired. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.BBPD arrests couple for neglect A Cortez couple was arrested Oct. 23 for neglect of child. Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St. Police said the incident involved several people, alcohol and an infant in a baby stroller. Dunn, 30, of Cortez, and Kayla Ann Boak, 21, of Cortez, got into a verbal disagreement. Dunn, during the dispute, tripped over a woman, which led him into an argument with her, and then a the ground, suffered a head injury and was taken to the hospital. in the report that the two failed to make any reasonable effort to protect (name omitted) from neglect.Emergency volunteers to meetGet involved team leader Pete Gross at 941-840-0463 or e-mail email@example.com. 1555, Holmes Beach FL 34217.BB womans plea reduces charge A Bradenton Beach woman pleaded no contest to culpable negligence, a second-degree misdemeanor. Phaedra Christina Brace, 31, was arrested last November at her home in Bradenton Beach. Bradenton Beach police said Brace left her child in the care of an intoxicated man, showing willful neglect. She initially was charged with child neglect, a felony, and was scheduled for a jury trial. Brace entered her plea at the Manatee County Judicial Center in Bradenton. Volunteers for the Anna Maria Island Community and build their knowledge. 12, at the West Manatee Fire Rescue Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, for a search-and-rescue demonstration and equipment training. and discuss recruiting more volunteers. from Anna Maria, four from Bradenton Beach, 16 from Holmes Beach and six from west Manatee. But team leader Pete Gross of Holmes Beach said an ideal number would be 160 members, because the Island could have 20 teams each consisting of eight volunteers. disasters, terrorist events and other emergencies. Island watch 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807. In emergencies, call 911. Dont forget! 2 A.M. NOV. 6
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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: Nov. 3, 6-9 Jim Somers; Nov. 4, 7-10 Ted Stevens; Nov. 5, 7-10 Will Scott; Nov. 6, 4-7 Jack Tamburine 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 Pre-school puts on Halloween party face ABOVE: Dean Stephenson, grade 2, Ashton Pennell, grade 3, and Jackson Hayes, grade 4, play with goop at School for Constructive Plays Halloween party. RIGHT: Students Brenna Heckler and Jackie Rappold show off their face painting. Islander Photos: Karen RileyLove ABOVE: Student Ethan Sackett scares up some fun at the Halloween party at School for Constructive Play in Anna Maria. LEFT: Ladybug Makaira goes trick or treating at the party at School for Constructive Play.
22 NOV. 2, 2011 THE ISLANDER Monday, Nov. 7 Breakfast: Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Turkey Pot Roast, Biscuit, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Applesauce. Tuesday, Nov. 8 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Hash browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Tangerine Chicken, Steamed and Pineapple Tidbits. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Breakfast: Breakfast Hot Pocket, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Hummus Plate, Roll, Thursday, Nov. 10 Breakfast: Lunch: Student Planned Menu. Friday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day Holiday. Juice and milk are served with every meal. OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE! Soft Ser Frozen Y CELEBRA TING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez Rd. tezSINCE 1984 Check out our daily specials Were more than just burgers! OM A PIZZA& ITALIAN RESTAURANT Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza $100 OFFAny Size PizzaFREE DELIVERY! Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (BAR ONLY) Monday-Friday Free Appetizer with purchase of Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees (With this ad, excluding sandwiches, salads, all-u-can-eat specials and lighter fare menu.) NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. EXPIRES NOV. 9, 2011 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11:30-9:30 Its that time of year! STONE CRAB SEASON Parade 2011Jennifer Kring Cart, 36, dresses as Bat Girl to walk with son Brendan, aka Captain America, in the Anna Maria Elementary School costume parade Oct. 22. Jennifers birthday is Halloween, walked in the AME Halloween parade in 1976. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-LoveAME raises a spooktacular $8,000 Festival Oct. 22. tival came together thanks to the dedication of a tireless team of volunteers and sponsors. We are so appreciative of all the contributions, baked goods and volunteers, she said. And, of course, our school coach and principal, who took one for the team in the dunk tank. Looking ahead to next year, Simpson said the festival is likely to be held on the Saturday prior to Halloween, since the holiday falls on a Wednesday in 2012. We know some people make plans way in advance and probably anticipate the event to happen the week of Halloween, Simpson said.Sweet prize Shop, 11904 Cortez Road, Cortez. Burgess won the Fall Festival. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love
THE ISLANDER NOV. 2, 2011 23 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! Retail Fish Market 119 Turn at 119 WE HAVE LIVE BLUE CRABS! 119 th Turn at 119 th Best prices on fresh stone crabs! Surfside Anna Maria IslandZAGATS 941-778-6444 www.BeachBistro.com Indoor & Patio ISLAND FUN for the Whole Family * TUE Mike Sales WED Larry Stokes Doug Bidwell FRI Will Scott SAT Howie TUE WED FRI SAT www.MikeSalesSings.com COME SEE ME! Monday OLearys Sarasota 5-9 Tuesday Feeling Swell Patio 7-10 Wednesday Sunset & Stars, Katie Pierola Park (byob-picnic) 6-7:30 Friday Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe party 5-9, drum circle 6:30 Sunday St. Armands Circle 1-4 NOV. 10 CD Listening Party, 7-9, dinner ticket & reservation required. www.MikeSalesSings.com Call 941.448.5798 Look for me on iTunes! Look for me on iTunes! LOS LOBOS TH 3 TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER TICKETS: sarasotabluesfest.com, The Gator Club (941-366-5969), Rossiters Harley-Davidson (941-951-6103) Lovelands lucky prize-winnersMaureen Lovelands kindergarten class won a pizza party for contributing the most items to the Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival bake sale. The sale was the largest in Fall Festival history, according to organizers Michelle Laade and Heidi Johnston. The sale spread out over more than 389 square feet. The sale is an annual feature of the Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love Maria Elementary School Halloween parade at age 4 back in 1976. Islander Photo: Courtesy Steve KringParade past
24 NOV. 2, 2011 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointment 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 firstname.lastname@example.orgMake one stop to shop for the Dock! Prices sta rt at just $15/ho ur pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Ca pta in Don Meilne rHave fun c rs! Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. Kathleen DSailing CatamaranEgmont Key Shelling & Snorkeling Sails Sunset Sails / Day Sails / Private Charters Sailing from Mar Vista / Seafood Shack / Mattisons Riverside 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Weather chills, youth soccer heats up at AMICCKevin Cassidy Islander Reporter Division I maintained unbeaten records, though in differing fashion in Anna Maria Island Community Center soccer league action. Gettel, the only team with an unblemished record, Feast Oct. 26. Daniel Fritz led the way with three goals, while teammates Jack Groves and Daniel Sentman added two goals apiece to the victory. Division I Autoway Ford kept its loss column clean, but Wash Family Construction managed to pull out a 3-3 tie against Autoway Oct. 26. Nico Calleja led Wash with two goals, while Gavin Sentman chipped in with one goal in the tie. Michael Latimer led Autoway with two goals, while Lilly Banyas added the other goal in what was their second tie on the season. Jen Crady Massage edged Eat Here by a 4-3 score in Division II action Oct. 25. Aiden Grumley led Crady with Shackleford notched a goal apiece to complete the scoring in the victory. Clayton Wilkinson, Brenden Murphy and Jovan Vasquez scored one goal each in the loss for Eat Here. Premier Division saw a back-and-forth contest between Beach Bistro and Ace Hardware with the Bistro pulling out an 8-6 victory Oct. 25. Helio Gomez led the Bistro with three goals, while Luke Marvin, Samantha scored goals in the victory. Julius Gomes scored four goals to lead Ace Hardware, which also received two goals from Chandler Hardy in the loss. Adult soccer action Oct. 27 saw Sato Real Estate take an easy 6-1 victory over Euphemia Haye. Matt Plummer led Sato with three goals, while Stephen Perry added two Noyes scored the lone goal for Euphemia Haye in the loss. Jessies Island Store recorded an easy 5-1 victory over Island Pest Control behind three goals from Aaron Duduks. Richie Rodal and Sean Sanders chipped in with a goal apiece in the win. Scott Eason scored the lone goal for Island Pest Control in the loss. West Coast Air Conditioning earned an 8-6 victory over Wash Family Construction, getting three goals apiece from Anthony Alfano and Damir Glavan. Ryan Wash with three goals, while Kelsey Bachman, P.J. Smargisso and Darrin Wash each notched goals for Wash in the loss. It was a battle of builders for Ross Built and Don Meilner & Son Construction that ended in a 4-4 tie in the last game of the evening. Eric Howe led Ross Built with three goals, while Chrissy Rice scored once. Don Meilner received single goals from Chris Kazain the tie. Center sports standings and schedules can be found online at www.islander.org. Key Royale golf news Col. Bob Elliott got the fall season started with a shotgun start for 62 golfers during the 55th Key Royale Club Stag Day Oct. 26. Golfers competed for individual Dale Hudson captured the low gross with a 2-over 34, while Vince Mercadante took home the low-net prize place team that combined to card a 1-over-par 129, along with Carl Voyles, Gary Silke and Ed Havlik. Second place went to the team of Bob Elliott, Vince Mercadante, Chet Hutton and Dennis Schavey. Hugh Holmes Jr. was closest to the pin on hole No. 3, while Merritt Fineout came within inches of a holein-one on No. 8. take the mens nine-hole scramble Oct. 27.Stag clubThe team of Dale Hudson, Carl Voyles, Gary Silke and Ed Havlik combine for 1-over-par 129 in the 55th Stag Day at the Key Royale Club. Islander Photos: Courtesy Ed Havlik Jerry Landkammer, Quentin Talbert, Tom Nelson and Tom McDonnell win the team scramble with a 7-underpar 25 in Oct. 27 golf action at the Key Royale Club. game Oct. 24. Mercadante and Earl Huntzinger combined Hugh Holmes Jr. and Dick Eichorn. Horseshoe news Oct. 29 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. George McKay and Herb Puryear defeated Steve Grossman and Sam Samuels by a 21-10 score in Oct. 26 horseshoe action saw Norm Langeland and Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. come. Center to host dodgeball tourney its second-annual dodgeball tournament starting at noon Saturday, Nov. 26, in the center gym. or older will compete with six players on the court at a the double-elimination tournament. completed at the center or online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com. For more information, contact Ryan Hogan at 941778-1908, ext. 9219, or email@example.com.
THE ISLANDER NOV. 2, 2011 25 Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Nov. 2 4:25 2.2 8:29 1.7 12:38p 0.3 1st Nov. 3 6:14 2.0 8:52 1.8 12:25 1.5 1:34 0.5 Nov. 4 8:02 1.8 9:15 2.0 2:08 1.2 2:21 0.6 Nov. 5 9:26 1.8 9:37 2.1 3:15 0.9 3:02 0.8 Nov. 6 9:33 1.8 8:57 2.2 3:04 0.6 2:37 1.0 Nov. 7 10:29 1.8 9:15 2.3 3:45 0.3 3:07 1.1 Nov. 8 11:19 1.7 9:34 2.4 4:22 0.1 3:32 1.2 Nov. 9 12:04p 1.7 9:55 2.5 4:56 0.0 3:54 1.3 AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5603 MARINA DRIVE at CATCHERS MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com The Islands Tackle Shop:CASH IN ON FALL SPECIALSon Shimano Stradic Reels Star Plasma Rods and combos! Spotted sea trout season closes, other fish await By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Its time to focus on something other than spotted sea trout if youre planning on bringing home dinner. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules, the harvest of spotted sea trout is prohibited here in November and December and will reopen Jan. 1. Anna Maria Island remains consistent with a variety of species. beginning their fall feeding pattern. Frequenting the local Spanish mackerel. With such a variety of species avail species on the chew. main stage for the inshore action. Look for these species and into the bushes. Chumming with shiners will get of the boat, Howard says. upcoming winter season, he adds. Grouper have invaded the shallows of the Gulf of has been trolling the shipping channel and around structure using planers and bomber lures with some excellent lures on planers is to get the lure as close to the bottom as possible, Howard says. If you are not bumping the bottom, then you are working the lure too shallow. remain strong as long as the bait remains in the bay and the weather pattern stays the same. ing up big Spanish mackerel on Gotcha plugs and silver spoons. Macks in the 26-inch range are patrolling the outbite is occurring on the tail of the incoming tides, so Sork recommends checking a tide chart before you head out. Other species hooking up include jack crevalle, ladyskipjack, handle it cautiously. On both the dorsal and anal their mouth. Once stung by a skipjack, you wont let it happen again. attach a No. 2 hook and a No. 2 split-shot a foot above your hook and youre ready to cast. In closing, Sork says hes seeing a daily appear and calves. Its pretty cool to see them feeding on the mackerel, Sork says. Its like watching Discovery channel just outside the window. is doing great. Most of the action has been around and under the pier. inches so you might want to use a medium-heavy spinBlack drum are inhabiting the pier. Again, live shrimp to aid against getting cut off around the pilings. Black drum up to 22 inches are being caught by drifting a live shrimp under the pier and letting it sit on the bottom. black drum. You should be able to catch one on shrimp, although Cassetty suggests trying live shiners, too. Another species making an appearance is the longcrabs are catching a few keepers daily. When targeting sheepies, use an extra small hook. Using a strong hook aids in both setting and removal from the sheepsheads boney mouth. Last but not least, pier fishers targeting shark are coming up with a variety of species, including blacktip, cut bait, such as mackerel or mullet to get the bite. migratory and bottom species can be found around near shore and offshore structures west of Anna Maria Island in the Gulf. chumming with live shiners to see if any mackerel or carbon leader tied to a 1/0 size long shank hook. Hook a shiner on there and throw it out, says Keyes. Although you may want to switch to a stronger leader and a bigger hook. ing good action on gag grouper. Preferred baits are big 1-ounce lead and a 3/0 circle hook is the ticket. Drop Also inhabiting the bottom around structures are targeting these species, try using a small jig head in place of the knocker rig to see what works best. on negative tides against mangrove shorelines and adja cent potholes. We caught so many reds the other day that feeding on a variety of baits, too. Girle is using top-water plugs early in the morning and switching to plastic jigs on 1 1/8-ounce jig head later Snook are being caught in the same areas as the arent many instances when a snook will turn down a tasty little shiner. good numbers of spotted sea trout. Ive found the best bite was in 3 to 5 feet of water, explains Girle. Were drifting and tossing jigs in the sandy potholes. Along Offshore, Girle is targeting mangrove snapper and Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers is seeing gag grouper domibait. Ive seen several over 30 inches landed in the past hungry. Spanish mackerel are still swarming schools of bait around the pier and the reefs just away from the pier. such as Gotcha plugs, silver spoons and white jigs. Remember to stock up on whatever lures you plan on using on mackerel. When the macks are this abundant, you may lose quite a few lures to those razor-sharp teeth. on light tackle. And good table fair, too. Medley suggests using live or cut greenbacks. Drag them on the bottom When you feel a little resistance, set the hook. around the pier. On the incoming tides, concentrations of around the pilings. I havent seen any caught lately, says Medley, but theres still a few of them around. caught while on a charter trip with Capt. Warren Girle. a nice sized catch-and-release snook, according to Girle.
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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 Survey says: Beach Bistro is bays No. 1 Located at Resort 66, 6600 Gulf Drive, the Beach restaurants for a number of years and was No. 2 last year, Bistro owner Sean Murphy learned of the award the week of his birthday. A very nice birthday present, said Murphy. Zagat gave the Beach Bistro high marks for its exquisitely prepared Florida cuisine, and described the menu and ambiance as exciting. Beach Bistro features fresh Florida seafood and a variety of gourmet menu items. Murphy said the award indicates the high standard maintained by the staff for preparation and service. Beach Bistro has a full wine and Champagne list, which also garners awards from Wine Spectator. Murphy also owns the Eat Here restaurant in the is working to open another Eat Here in Sarasota in midNovember. Beach Bistro since 1985. It opened just three days after a hurricane passed near the Island, and they recall prepping ferent areas of the country. More than 45,000 restaurants are reviewed in its various regional issues. For more information on the Beach Bistro, go to the website at beachbistro.com or call 941-778-6444.Cannons receives honor Cannons Marina, 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, has received the Grady-White Boats Inc. Admirals Circle Award for 2011. ers, a press release from Cannons said, and this is the 13th consecutive year the marina has received the honor. Cannons owner David Miller said that by receiving the award, he knows he and his staff are keeping our customers happy and that is the most important thing to us and the best compliment of all. customer satisfaction index must exceed 9.25 on a 10-point scale, the release said. rated Yamaha Outboard dealer. For more information, call 941-383-1311.Chamber lines up events hold its November networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Lee Roy Selmons, 6510 Cortez Road. W., Bradenton. required. board of directors installation dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Along with installation of the board, the chamber will present its small, medium and large business of the year awards, and the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club will name its businessperson of the year. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the chamber will hold its monthly sunrise breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Beach. tions are requested. Guests and prospective member are encouraged to attend either the lunch or breakfast. Mixons Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton, will host the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce November business-after-hours event from 5 p.m. to 7 All members of the Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key chambers of commerce are invited to attend the free event, which includes complimentary food. A cash bar will be available. Mixon Fruit Farm co-owners Janet and Dean Mixon live on Anna Maria Island. Call Mixons at 941-748-5829 for more information on the Manatee chamber event. Call the Island chamber at 941-778-1541 for reservations and information on its events.Sales CD party benets music foundation Island entertainer Mike Sales is known for donating his time and talent to a number of worthy causes on Anna Maria Island, and a dinner party hes planned for Nov. 10 is no exception. Nov. 10, at Paradise Cafe, 3210 E. Bay Drive, for the discussion about his music and original songs he recorded in a Los Angeles studio. and spaghetti dinner. Del Couch Music Education Foundation, which provides musical training and recording to talented youngsters. Clubs, the YMCA and the Palmetto Youth Center, and offers young talent opportunities to record free. For more information or a reservation for the CD event, call 941-448-5798.
THE ISLANDER NOV. 2, 2011 27 Obituaries 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 For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty 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 A.M.I. BEACHES REAL EST A TEOld Florida with a New Twist 941.567.5234 307 63rd St., Holmes Beach. $549,000. Cute as a button, brand new coastal cottage, with 3 bedrooms/3baths and a beautiful tropical pool. Great second home or investment property. Projected income of $45/50k. Island entertainer Mike Sales performs at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe on Fridays and hosts the sunset drum circle. He also will host a dinner party Thursday, Nov. 10, to preview original songs on his upcoming CD. Islander File Photo: Lisa Neff Lillian Mary Parker Lillian Mary Parker, 84, of Holmes Beach, formerly of Chicago, died Oct. 24. Services will be at a later date. Mrs. Parkers survivors include daughters Deborah Pouge of Gurnee, Ill., and Kathleen Clarke of Naperville, Ill.; sons George of Palm Desert, Calif., Guy of Wheeling, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Carroll Ralph Bassett Carroll Ralph Bassett, 83, of Perico Island, died Oct. 28. He was born and raised in Johnston, Iowa. Mr. Bassett served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He was wounded in Korea and received the Purple Heart and several other decorations. After his service in Korea, he returned to graduate from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He first pursued a career in radio and television broadcasting in Iowa. A few years later, he embarked on a second career in insurance and Meridee lived for 40 years until retirement brought them to Bradenton in 1997. Mr. Bassetts retirement was very active and he continued to golf several times each week and devote his volunteer energies to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island. With Kiwanis, he participated in many programs, including the Easter Sunrise Service, foster grandparent program at Anna Maria Elementary, and he coordinated the Salvation Army holiday bell ringing at the Publix store on the Island. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and greatly enjoyed attending Corps reunions. Internment of Mr. Bassetts ashes will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 Mr. Bassetts life at the Perico Island Clubhouse, 11000 Perico Way, Bradenton, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Memorial donations may be made to of Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club Foundation, P.O. Box 1215, Holmes Beach FL 34218-1215. Mr. Bassett is survived by wife Meridee; sister Lyla Jean and husband Wayne Hutt of Surprise, Ariz.; sons Scott and wife Debbie of Bradenton, Brent and wife Lisa of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Kent and wife Jennifer of Rochester Hills, Mich.; grandchildren Vicki and husand Molly; and great grandchild Andrew. Bassett A crowd gathers for song and sunset at Katie Pierola Sunset Park in Bradenton Beach. The sunset picnics, featuring musician Mike Sales, will continue through April on Wednesday evenings. Islander File Photo: Lisa NeffBB extends sunset picnics Bradenton Beach commissioners voted in late October not to let the sun set on the weekly city-sponsored picnics taking place at Katie Pierola Sunset Park. With Islander Mike Sales volunteering the musical entertainment, the picnics take place in the park in the 2200 block of Gulf Drive on Wednesdays, beginning about an hour before sunset and continuing into the twilight. special allowance for picnickers to bring along alcoholic beverages, for a summer trial. Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt said Sales sang his way through the summer, drawing weekly crowds of 20-50 people to the park. On Oct. 26, the commission voted to extend the picnic schedule into April 2012. Bartelt said with the 2011-12 tourist season beginning, the crowds likely will grow.Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander Gulffront home built in 2011 on a 96x112 lot was sold 09/30/11, Hanson Gulffront home built in 1924 on a 43x100 lot was sold 10/03/11, Moss to Gulfront home built in 1950 on a 50x125 lot was sold 10/05/11, Call to 116 48th St., Unit B, Gulf Views on 48th, Holmes Beach, a 2,600 303 Bay Drive N., Bradenton Beach, a 3,288 sfla / 3,475 sfur 4bed/4bath bayfront duplex built in 1960 on a 50x130 lot was sold 09/30/11, canalfront home built in 1968 on a 95x117 lot was sold 10/07/11, Diveley 101 Willow Ave., a vacant 57x100 lot was sold 10/04/11, Willow 6500 Flotilla Drive, Unit 131, Westbay Point & Moorings, Holmes 5805 De Palmas Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,150 sfla / 1,300 sfur 2bed/2bath pool home built in 1970 on a 50x101 lot was sold 09/30/11, home built in 1951 on a 75x100 lot was sold 10/04/11, Loughlin to 207 2803 Ave. E, Holmes Beach, a vacant 50x100 lot was sold 10/04/11, 4307 Gulf Drive, Unit 107, Cayman Cay, Holmes Beach, a 1,027 in 1962 on a 50x100 lot was transferred 10/06/11, Schlegal to Suntrust 1bed/1bath condo built in 1971 was sold 10/03/11, Koenings to Underwood
28 NOV. 2, 2011 THE ISLANDER REAL TO RMarianne Correll T Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Windows & Doors 941-730-5045 LIC#CBC1253145 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY Meet Willy, a 6-monthold male lab mix, lots of fun, loves dogs/cats/kids, saved from high-kill shelter, neutered/shots/microchip, $150 adoption fee, call Julie 941-720-1411, or visit royalpetrescue.com for more animals. We have more than 30 cats and dogs seeking forever homes and/or foster care. Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER 2.0 GHz with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $65, 756-6728. QUEEN BEDROOM SET for sale with newer pillow-top mattress. $750 or best offer. Call 941545-0298. THREE-WHEEL MIAMI Sun bicycle: Never used, $175 or best offer. Phone, 941-778-7999. TEN-INCH BENCH saw, Shopmaster, $65. Microwave, Kitchenaid Architect over-the-stove model, $75. 941-778-7094. FOR SALE: EARLY 1900s wooden sled, $40. 941-565-0836. FOR SALE: BOWFLEX Power Pro trainer. Great condition, $60. 941-565-0836. MOEN POP-UP for bathroom, complete chrome sink, new in box, $8. 941-761-1415. FLY ROD HEDDON 8.5-foot Colden Mark 50-inch, collectible with reel and line, $75. Frank, 941-7611415. CLOCK: VINTAGE 1945 GE Telechron with alarm, excellent condition, $25. Marion, 941-761-1415. DROP-LEAF TABLE: Two chairs, oak, as new, $69 or best offer. 941-778-3920. VERTICLE BLIND SYSTEMS: Two at 9x7-feet. $51 or best offer. 941-778-3920. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may advertise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org g, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.email@example.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling in Haiti to needy families who have never had phones.Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. More ads = more readers in The Islander. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. 9806 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, across from Ginnys & Jane Es at the old IGA. Furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, nauticals, linens and more great treasures. Rain date the following Sunday. YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Welcome back snowbirds! Lots of great items, plants, furniture, books, Christmas items, games. 760 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. LOST & FOUND LOST CAT: VERY small black and white. Lost Marina Drive. Last seen Sunday, Oct. 23. Please, call 941-778-3360. PETS MOBILE DOG GROOMING: Low prices, why pay more? Call for quote, www.furrytails4grooming. com. 941 795-0303 or 941 224-8655. PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411. HONEYPIE: DOG AVAILABLE for adoption. One-year-old coonhound. Beautiful and kind. Spayed/shots/chip. 941-345-2441. Islandlisa44@ aol.com for pictures. BOATS & BOATING WANT TO BUY: Tandem kayak, used, good shape with paddle. Call 941-524-0660. HELP WANTED NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and boutique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836. FULL-TIME JOURNALIST WANTED: Seeking new journalism grad or experienced reporter. Work in paradise for the newspaper ranked No. 1 in the state by the Florida Press Association. E-mail letter of interest and/or resume: news@ islander.org. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ISLAND CONSIGNMENT AND gift shop. Established 10 years. Located in very busy shopping center, completely turnkey, newly remodeled. Buy today, run today. $21,000 or best offer. 941348-9494. WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander.org to order a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier.
THE ISLANDER NOV. 2, 2011 29 HEALTH CARE CARING CNA WILL care for your loved one. 14 years experience, references. Call Suri, 941-4471926. LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repair, upgrade, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945. TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. One house, 2BR/2BA, $50. 941-5396891. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, pet CPRcerti ed, references. Karen Robinson, 941-7305693. LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call Steve Doyle 941-778-1708. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. 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ANSWERS TO NOV. 2 PUZZLE T A S S B A G D A M U P R E A P S A R T E A G O H E L E N A U L T R A X M A S T R E E O P E N I N G N O T E S S E N T M E S S A G E D O S I M S A N D E S W R E N E D G R I M L E Y L I S T Q U I T D A Y O K N E A D E A T R U S T Y S I D E I T T O N E I S H N O R I S K H O S E D A D R E M R O M A N E N S U E E L Y S E E S A W U N I T S T U R F R A N I N A T I E T O A H A L T S A L V I A A S S N E W S D E L I A A M I E N S G E O S P E A R S A N K A I N S E T O R N O T E Y E L I D E M P L O Y P O P I C E T R A S P Y O A S S H E B A N O N U A G O G L U N A P E A C E S I G N A D Z E C A R O M L T S S T D T U R N O N A D I M E A S S W E E T A S P I E I D E A L G A S Y A L I E A V I S O S U A E E H L E S T E I N G E T I N S Y D S T Y X SERVICES Continued ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off rst groom. Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting. Certi ed groomer. Call 941-778-1202. 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. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true speci cations. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? Read more ads on the next page.
30 NOV. 2, 2011 THE ISLANDER LANDSCAPING Continued SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium gradeA, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. 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, inte rior/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. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, 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 941778-2316 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. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun coastinc.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 pri vate 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. 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. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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. INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH 800-367-1617 941-778-6696www.mikenormanrealty.com firstname.lastname@example.org EST. 1978HI ST ORIC COR T EZ 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 EXCEP T IONAL BEACH VIEW S from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views for half the price. $599,000. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach island and their love of the water. A strong believer in community involvement, Peggy served on the Board of Directors for the Anna Maria Island Community Center for four consecutive terms. Her real estate experience is rooted in rsthand knowledge, Peggy and her husband started investing in rental properties in 1997 and have built a portfolio of 15 properties, which she still manages to this day. She offers her customers and clients all her years of experience and promises to work as hard for you as she does for herself. Big Fish Real Estate Inc. proudly announces Peggy Douglas has joined the rm. Peggy and her husband, Rob, a local contractor, moved to Anna Maria Island in 1993. They were drawn by the small town feel of the LIDO YACHT BASIN wide basin, deep water. Walk to Call Peggy Douglas, Realtor, 941-778-0807 email@example.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 NOV. 2, 2011 31 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BEACHRare 4BR/2BA home in the city of Anna Maria. Wood-burning replace, screened-in porch, large master suite with huge walk-in closet. Hot tub, deck and room for a pool.$499,900 Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.com SHORT SALE : Sold for $1M in 2007. Their loss can be your gain! 4 Bdrm/4Bth, 3-car garage, 3,702 sq ft, granite, two-story greatroom, bonus room on rst oor. $350,000. 9107 43rd W. Terrace. Call 941-778-8104.Properties are MOVING at Edgewater R eal Estate! Stop by our ofce to see whats new or talk to an agent today.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 T oll 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. Perico Island, 329 108th St., $199,000. Best buy Perico condo, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, FUR NISHED, formal dining, waterviews, move-in condition. Walk-in closets, mint condition. Call 941.778.8104. RENTALS Continued LARGE REMODELED 2BR/1BA, garage and deck. Walk to beach. $1,100/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. 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. HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: 2BR/1.5BA, carport, lanai, shed, washer-dryer hookups. No pets. $950/month. 941-779-2265 or 941-779-6536. VACATION RENTAL: 1 or 2 bedrooms left in 2011. January, 2012, one bedroom monthly. New kitchen, dishwasher, washer, dryer, cable, wireless Internet. 513-236-5091 or 888-841-8474. WANTED: ROOM TO rent. January and/or February. Senior female. 941-778-6172. RENTALS Continued COUNTRY VILLAGE CONDO: Furnished 1BR, active 55-plus. Immaculate! $750/month, annual. 941-704-3159. NICELY TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA elevated duplex unit, 1.3 miles to Anna Maria Island beaches via the Cortez drawbridge. Wrap around deck. Shared laundry. $1,100/month. 941-761-2725. ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA with lanai on quiet street close to beach. No pets, no smokers. $1,100/month plus utilities. Call 941-3760541. ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA north end of Anna Maria, four houses to secluded beach. Storage, ample parking, washer-dryer hookups, high ceilings, fenced yard. Pet considered. $1,025/month. 941-778-4837 or 941-704-8674. ANNUAL RENTAL: SMALL-pet friendly, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage modern house in West Glen. $1,300/month. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart. ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and shing pier. Call 941-720-2418. 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classified ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, of ce 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. BEACHFRONT HOME for sale. 2BR/1BA, large lot for expansion! By owner, $799,000. 941-7788356. WEST BRADENTON: POOL house with freestanding of ce/game room building in back yard. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. $160,000. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. PERICO BAY CLUB villa: 2BR/2BA, garage, turnkey furnished, move-in ready. Now, $182,500. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
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