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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publication Date: 11-16-2011
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Incumbents, ex-mayor elected in Anna MariaBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Incumbent Anna Maria City Commissioners Dale Woodland and John Quam were elected for another term in the Nov. 8 voting for commissioner, while former Mayor SueLynn also claimed a seat at the dais. Commissioner Gene Aubry chose not to seek reelection. Woodland led all candidates with 463 votes, while Quam received 415 votes. SueLynn garnered 359 votes, while political newcomer Nancy Yetter had 291 votes. Voter turnout was described as light but steady by a polling station volunteer. Voters could vote for any three of the four candidates out from among the citys 1,317 registered voters was about 35 percent, including absentee ballots. Thats average in an oddyear election with no state or national candihave said previously. Most of the candidates turned out early on Pine Avenue, arriving before the polling station opened in the community room at Roser Zaccagnino, Morton, Peelen triumph in Holmes BeachBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Incumbents David Zaccagnino and Pat Morton easily won re-election to the Holmes Beach City Commission in the Nov. 8 election. Incumbent Al Lower Taxes Robinson, seeking Jean Peelen won her bid Candidate Andy Sheridan Voters were allowed a choice on the ballot. Zaccagnino led all voters with 696 votes, while Morton had 651. Peelens 575 votes were enough to gain the third commission seat. Sheridan had 401 votes and Robinson had 326. Voter turnout was steady, but not particularly heavy said one poll worker at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. In oddnumbered election years, the city uses only one polling location. Based upon the number of votes cast, of its 3,247 registered voters cast a ballot. About 300 votes were absentee ballots, according to Astheworld Terns turn the page on year 19. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Meetings Opinions Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Streetlife PLEASE SEE CITY PIER, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE HB ELECT, PAGE 3 VOLUME 20, NO. 2 NOV. 16, 2011 FREE Veterans salute. Page 10 Morton Zaccagnino PeelenArtful jump. Page 8Coquina cell tower talk resurfaces. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 Market proposal resurfaces in BB. Page 5 Our opinion, your opinions. Page 6 Chamber presents business awards. Page 9 Community announcements. Page 12 Day by day. Page 14 Island police blotter. Page 17 Loggerhead nesting year report. Page 19 Openings, additions, events. Page 20 Crafty turkeys, lunch menu. Page 22 Sports: Basketball Page 24 AM City Pier boardwalk opensBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter An 800-foot-long boardwalk on the shore at the Anna Maria City Pier was opened by city and Florida Department of TransportaOctober. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick, who spearheaded the $859,000 grant that funded the project and chaired its committee, said the boardwalk would not have happened without volunteer dedication. wasnt anybody on the committee who didnt put in a lot of time working out the details, Members of the Anna Maria Transportation Enhancement Grant Committee, which planned the 800-foot-long boardwalk at the city pier, cut the ribbon Nov. 7. The boardwalk has been in use since early October. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin she said. The committee met monthly for about four years, Mattick said, with a laugh. number of revisions before the city commission Shaughnessy, Breuler to take oath John Shaughnessy was set to take the oath of office to become Bradenton Beachs next mayor at 1 p.m. Nov. 14. The short program was to take place after The Islander went to press this week. Commissioner Gay Breuler, Ward 1, also was to take the 107 Gulf Drive N. She is beginning her second term. Neither Breuler nor Shaughnessy, who succeeds Bob Bartelt, faced opposition in their election bids this month. In the coming weeks, the city commission must appoint a Ward 3 commissioner to succeed Janie Robertson, who could not run again because of a city term-limit rule. No one geographic wards in the city with a high number of part-time residents and rental properties. Breuler ShaughnessyWoodland Quam SueLynn PLEASE SEE AM ELECT, PAGE 2Boaters nd body Boaters found an unidentified mans shine Skyway Bridge and the north tip of Anna Maria Island. The discovery was made Nov. 12, in the afternoon. on Nov. 14, as The Islander went to press. There also were plans for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. A report from the Manatee County Sherfoul play. Veterans Flounder Page 25

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2 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER BEACH BONUS! BEACH BONUS! Anna Marias beautiful beaches have so very much to offer. Now we humbly add a special bonus iPass. iPass is your ticket to exclusive weekly offers from up to 10 Islander advertisers and is yours FREE when you subscribe to The Islander e-edition. iPass even delivers access to restricted-information online including The Islanders valuable archives. Start enjoying your bonus today. Order your online iPass subscription to The Islander. The Islander e-edition is $36 for an entire year! Annual (snail) mail subscriptions are $54. Complete your subscription order at www.islander.org today! Inquiries: 941.778.7978 or www.islander.org.Photo: Jack Elka Ami Islander 05/31/2011Exp. AM ELECTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Memorial Community Church. A few people voted when the poll opened at 7 a.m., but most voters began arriving later in the morning in ones and twos. That pace held up through most of the day, the worker said. Woodland said he was pleased to be re-elected to best interests of the city. I want to thank all my supporters for their trust. ing for the newly elected commissioners will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. A commission work session is scheduled for 6 p.m. following the organizational meeting. Early voting at Roser Memorial Community Church on election day. them down, Woodland said. SueLynn, who served two terms as Anna Maria mayor from 2002 to 2006, said she was glad that voters Im pleased to be back in a position where I can have an impact on our city, and I want to thank all my supporters. Yetter, a member of the citys planning and zoning I would like to congratulate SueLynn on her elections in solving issues and in eliminating the paralysis analysis, that sometimes occurs on the commission, Yetter said. She also thanked her supporters and pledged to remain active on the P&Z board and in the community. Quam, who was re-elected to his sixth term, said have shown in him and his work. The swearing-in ceremony and organizational meetFormer Anna Maria Commissioner Carol Ann Magill talks with Dale Woodland, who was campaigning for reelection outside Roser Memorial Community Church Nov. 8. Woodland won another term. Islander Election Photos: Lisa Neff Nancy Yetter, center, campaigns with Pat and Don Jablonski near Roser Memorial Community Church, where voters cast ballots for Anna Maria city commission candidates Nov. 8.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 3 approved a plan in March 2010. Mattick wrote the grant application before she was elected to the commission in 2006. The grant was approved by the DOT in 2007 for funding in its 2010-11 budget cycle. gram for new projects, but disbursement of the funds and construction was administered by the DOT. The plan also included two new shelters, and revision of the parking lot to add more spaces, make parking safer and create additional handicap parking spaces. Since the boardwalk opened, its been a success, she said. Ive seen little kids running on it because mom and dad knew it was safe for them, she said. Ive had people come up to me and say how great it looks, and how easy they can park and walk to the pier. The pier has a ramp for wheelchairs, and people can now park nearby and watch the activities on the pier and in Tampa Bay waters without making the long trip out to the pier end, Mattick said. she concluded. Four people were waiting at 7 a.m. for the polling line, who said he was on his way to work, and Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. The candidates arrived early, too, with Morton and The candidates presented their message to arriving voters with signs, T-shirts and conversation, but kept themselves the required 100 feet from the polling station. Zaccagnino later said the voter turnout was slow but steady most of the day, and there was no waiting to vote. After the results were posted, Zaccagnino thanked his supporters and said there were a number of good candidates. Im thankful for election to my fourth term and said. Morton praised his campaign workers, and those I wont let them down, he said. Peelen said she owed her victory to listening to quite a few people as she walked around the city during her campaign. Im excited and grateful to be elected. I want to thank everyone who came out and voted, and everyone who voted for me. Im ready to get to work. Sheridan said there were a number of good candidates from which voters could choose. He said he will continue to attend city meetings, provide public input and work on behalf of the city. Robinson angered other candidates for implying commissioners did not make sound economic decisions and for criticizing the police department budget. His renewed campaign promise to lower taxes and other claims apparently rang untrue among voters. Holmes Beach will hold a swearing-in ceremony and organizational meeting of the commission at 8 a.m. commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. HB ELECT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CITY PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Holmes Beach City Commission candidate Jean Peelen greets a voter arriving to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to cast her ballot Nov. 8. Peelen was one of three to win in Holmes Beach that day. Islander Election Photos: Lisa Neff SueLynn talks with voter Jennifer Cascardo outside Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. Former Mayor SueLynn was one of three to win a seat on the Anna Maria City Commission Nov. 8.

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4 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER Meetings Community notices, events Attention community organization representatives: The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information. Anna Maria City meeting. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach ing. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach nizational 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 sion. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org. Of Interest meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall. CANCELED meeting, Anna Maria City Hall. are closed Nov. 24-25. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org. 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 Coquina cell tower talk resurfacesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter ton Beach and Manatee County representatives the possibility of building a telecommunications tower at Coquina Beach Bayside. quarters, which opened earlier this year. issues and a telecommunications installation has been proposed at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. But the project has opposition. Last week, the Longboat Key Zoning Board of and site plan applications to the village were complete. And earlier in October, during a work session the prospect of a telecommunications installation at the marine rescue building came up. Longboat Key Mayor Jim Brown asked whether the county still had an interest in a tower at the location which is county-managed property in Bradenton Beachs jurisdiction. County assistant administrator Karen Windon answered that a telecommunications tower has been explored at the staff level, but would not be pursued if the economics dont work out. County Commissioners Carol Whitmore and John Chappie, both Island residents, suggested then that Longwhere the commission adopted a new telecommunications ordinance in May. Last week, Longboat Key town manager Dave Bull ock said his to-do list includes discussions with BradenBradenton Beach commissioners adopted a new ordinance after determining that prior regulations were outdated and receiving several invitations from companies interested in expanding wireless telecommunications on the south end of the Island. The ordinance allows for a cell tower on government property, and that could only happen after an applicant met a long list of criteria. The 29-page document, which took about a year to draft, amends the land-development code and establishes a uniform and comprehensive set of standards for the development and installation of telecommunications towers, antennas and related facilities. The measure: permit from the city before the construction of a telecommunications facility. communications facilities. aesthetic and visual impacts of a telecommunications facility. explaining the need for a proposed facility. tower to government-owned property. required by the FAA. mum height of a proposed tower. photographs of a tower be provided before a public hear ing on a permit. About two years ago, when officials discussed a tower at Coquina Bayside, representatives from several telecommunications companies expressed doubt that there would be enough customers in the coverage area

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 5 Live The Lifestyle Youve Always Dreamed Of FROM 1,866 2,642 SFNew Maintenance-Free Homes in NW Bradenton from the $270s, Just Minutes from Beaches, Parks and Downtown. FRESH NEW FLOOR PLANS ENDLESS SUMMER 2,163 SF CBC 1256375 Dont miss out! This is your last chance to buy a brand new home in beautiful northwest Bradenton!1805 88th Court NW, Bradenton, FL 34209 Phone 941-792-5333 Market proposal moves to Bradenton Beach agendaBB comp plan changes get OKBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach city commissioners Nov. 17 will take up a proposal from the Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki to hold a Sunday market through the winter-spring season. The market is proposed for the same day and similar hours as the Bridge Street Market, which was established chants group. The application for a special event permit proposes a market in the chickee hut and outside the restaurant, 900 By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beachs amended comprehensive plan a document that was years in the making recently gained the approval of the Florida State Land Planning Agency. The state department last week mailed notice of its City staff delivered the plan to the state for review in late August, following the city commissions approval of the document, which under state mandate had to be updated with evaluation and appraisal report amendments. State law requires that municipalities have a comprehensive plan and, from time to time, evaluate that plan for any necessary changes, submit proposed updates for state review and then incorporate them into the plan. The city was in the updating process for eight years, much of the time with a consultant that exited the EAR process in 2010. To complete the update, the city worked with ZNS Engineering, which trimmed the plan from 27 pages to 10 and incorporated state-required elements dealing with water use and the city-state waterfront partnership. It contains city maps for land use, future land use, The document also contains goals, objectives and policies on future land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, conservation, recreation, intergovernmental affairs and capital improvements. For much of this year and part of next year, city staff, commissioners, planning and zoning board members and ZNS are revising the land development code and a series of related ordinances. Gulf Drive N., on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 through April 29. The Bridge Street Market takes place at 107 Bridge St. on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gulf Drive Cafes market would feature arts and crafts, produce and olive oils and apparel. The Bridge Street Market also features arts and crafts, produce and other foods, apparel and accessories. BSM president Jo Ann Meilner said of the Gulf Drive Cafe application, Im not happy about it. She objected to trying to start another market where we already have one. A permit request from Nancy Ambrose, former Bridge Street Market manager, for a similar market on Sundays in Holmes Beach was denied by the Holmes Beach City Commission Oct. 25. As of Islander press time, Peter Barreda of the Gulf Drive Cafe had not responded to calls, but several former Bridge Street Market vendors said they want another venue, and maintained that two open-air markets would The way open-air markets work is business begets business, said craftswoman Val Gratias. The commission meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 17, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. The agenda also includes: waste collection at Coquina Beach Jan. 28. citys ordinance code to comply with a new state law. regulations. private-public docks and clearing alleys. Memorial Library for termite control. to promote a strongman contest at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Dec. 4. meeting set for Dec. 15.

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6 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, diana@islander.org Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Lisa Neff, copy editor, lisaneff@islander.org Thomas Aposporos II, thomas2@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Sales Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Accounting Services accounting@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Classi eds & Subscriptions Lisa Williams, classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Lisa Williams (All others: news@islander.org) Publisher and Editor Publisher and Editor NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 NOV. 16, 2011 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include name, address, and a contact phone number (for verification). Anonymous letters will not be printed. Address letters by e-mail to news@islander.or 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 the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook. We provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander.or g. Opinion Your Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,450 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. To join the conversation, use the direct link to our Facebook fan page at www.islander.or g. Are you happy with the Anna Maria Island election results? Why or why not? Sure liked the winner standing on the corner in Holmes Beach this morning at 7:30 a.m. with a Thank You sign. Dee Graham Congratulations to Dale Woodland. Natasha Joffer As long as they get a hold on this crazy rental situation that is taking over the Island! Congrats to all the winners. Dawn Kozash Turning a page Were turning the page on 19 years, but not before we toot our horn again. We thought a great way to launch our 20th year of publishing, given the fact we took home best of show at the Florida Press Awards in July, would be to take a run at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce nominees. Well, that effort took us over the moon. The Islander is winner of the 2012 medium business of the year category, and we couldnt be more pleased to share the chamber stage with friends Mike Sales, small business winner, and all the crew at Galati Marine, the winner among large businesses. ists. As we learned, the process is no cake walk, the interview is rigorous, the competition is all deserving, and there was no lack of anxiety in the dinner chatter leading up to the announcements. We feel lucky. And honored. As with the FPA award, were humbled. Weve earned many journalism and advertising awards in 19 years from the FPA, where we compete with our peers. But the chamber competition wasnt in our sights until this year, largely because we chose not to compete with those we serve our newsmakers and advertisers. As many chamber members know, The Islander has a great ambassador in advertising executive Toni Lyon, who has made great strides and takes great pride in establishing the very best relationships with the chamber and the business community. This also weighed in our decision to compete for the chamber prize this year. The entire staff of The Islander deserves this recognition, from Lisa Williams, who provides customer work behind the scenes and the reporting staff. cal reporters anywhere, going far beyond the mark in the service they provide the public our readers. Two members of our delivery crew have been with the newspaper 19 years, and writer Kevin Cassidy has been covering youth sports almost that long. Its because theyre the best, that we can say we are the best. This newspaper has much to be thankful for in its endeavors to serve the Anna Maria Island community. The BEST community. So, please, turn the page. We look forward to another year. Doggie doo, doggie dont Here we go again a doggie poop problem in the I was there three times last week with my two black each morning, around 10:30, there were fresh poops from a smaller dog on the grass. On the other side of large mound of poop. We dog owners, regulars, know that picking up is obligatory. And we know that leaving doggie poop around is unhealthy, as well as disgusting. So I speak to those dog owners who dont know or dont care. and are grateful to the city of Holmes Beach, who have dog pick up bags outside each gate for our convenience. If you are a visitor or new to the Island, please read the instructions by each gate. Pick up after your dog. Its very clear. And please, dont hesitate to remind others, it is a community responsibility for all dog owners.. Denise Johnson, Holmes Beach Well behaved dogs and owners are welcomed into the Islander File Photo: Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Nov. 14, 2001, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Nov. 6 59 82 0 Nov. 7 63 82 0 Nov. 8 62 83 0 Nov. 9 64 82 0 Nov. 10 56 77 0 Nov. 11 50 68 0 Nov. 12 49 79 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 70.724-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. construct a new school. School advisory board member Jim Meena expressed concern over the allocation of funding, citing $3 million set aside for the project in the past, but never used. He was assured the money was allocated for construction. Architect Ernie Dreher of SMRT Architectural Design of Sarasota indicated there was interest in saving the auditorium, but none of the buildings had historical value. to replace the former restaurant at Marina and Gulf drives, reached a settlement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tidemark had appealed an earlier DEP ruling denying a permit for dredging and seawall construction, claiming the seabottom belonged to the project. The agreement would allow construction and dredging to start shortly thereafter. tained no disclaimer, and the supervisor of elections said the mail-out would be illegal if they were the product of another candidate. 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 Were celebrating 24 grrrreat years! Disney legend joins folk art festival in Cortez By Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter place at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, will feature a variety of attractions, including more than 20 arts and crafts vendors, local music and food. museum selling commemorative stamps one featuring a sailboat, celebrating the history of the museum, But the stamps wont be the only Disney presence at the festival. Bradenton resident and former Disney artist Al Konetzni will attend and sign autographs. The event hosts will offer chances to win two original works by Konetzni, including a lineup of clasof the images featured on the postage stamps. I do it all for free. I dont sell my work, Konetzni said. Konetzni donates his work to various local charities on a regular basis. Konetzni, 96, was hired by Disney as an idea-man for products involving Disney characters in 1953. He thought his stay there would be brief, but it turned into a career spanning 30 years and many achievements. Among Konetznis accomplishments, the greatest may be his design of the Walt Disney School Bus Lunch Box. More than 9 million of the lunch boxes were sold, a product record that has yet to be topped. After retiring in 1980, Konetzni moved to the Sarasota-Bradenton area, where he worked for a time as a consultant to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. In 1999, Konetzni was made a Disney Legend, a Its truly an honor to stand alongside the great talent that has been given that name, he said. This is the fifth year that Konetzni will be involved with the festival. Its always an honor when they invite me, he said. I hope to continue to return. One of Konetznis original works depicts the series ried by Disney characters. Islander Photos: Thomas Aposporos II Al Konetzni in his Bradenton home with his work, and a poster of himself with the Disney lunch box he designed. Al Konetzni

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8 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 Come join us in celebrating our two-year Anniversary! Thursday Nov. 17OPEN HOUSE 11-820% OFF ALL RETAIL PRODUCTS. ACCOMMODA TIONS T ortuga Inn Beach & T radewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www .tortugainn.co m 941-778-661 1 www .tradewinds-resort.com Haley s Motel An Island jewel with 1950s charm and 21st century amenities. Perfect for all weddings and reunions. 941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824 www .haleysmotel.co m Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECT LY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s Island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.co m www .bungalowbeach.co m i.w edBEAUTY & WELLNESS Acqua A veda Salon Spa Store Hair nails, makeup, skin and massage for the bride and the entire bridal party 531 1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-5400 www .acquaaveda.co m CA TERING Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill & Restaurant W ell cater your af fair with Caribbean flair! 941-779-1930 www .bananacabanaseafood.co m JEWELR Y Bridge Street Jewelers The Island s full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beac h 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The finest wedding photography since 1980. Studio located at 315 58th St. Holmes Beach. Vi sit my W eb site at www 1 WEDDING/RECEPTIONS Rotten Ralph s Restaurants Now of fering catering and banquet facilities for weddings and private parties 941-778-3953. The Islander Wedding Directory TO ADVERTISE, CONT ACT IWED EXPERT TONI L 5 Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, & guest accommodations all in one location. www .queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.co m 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTER T AINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL A TTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily 941-792-3366 ArtsHOP skips around AMI, touching variety of venues Artist Charles ONeil demonstrates his skills with wire-working in the Anna Maria Island Art League courtyard during the artsHOP gallery walk. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Volunteers with the Island Players and Off-Stage Ladies join in the artsHOP Gallery Walk, offering beads to guests. Later Nov. 11 and on Nov. 12, the Island Players staged a one-man play at the Anna Maria theater and the Off-Stage Ladies served coffee and desserts. November featured artist Charles Hlawatsch welcomes guests to the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Cultural Connections, a coalition of local arts groups and supporting businesses, sponsored the three-day artsHOP. Concert master Natasha Vasilieva and other musicians which took place Nov. 13. On Dec. 18, AMICCO presents A Classical Holiday, featuring holiday-themed music, including portions of Messiah. Boat-builder Bob Pitt talks with visitors Nov. 12 at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, which featured a boat show in partnership with the Florida Maritime Museum and Flor ida Institute for Saltwater Heritage in Cortez. Pitt is with the villages boatworks program.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 9 FALL FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items and get 1 FREE FALL FUN SPECIAL and get 1 FREE and get 1 FREE The Island Cabana The Island Cabana is celebrating As a thank you for your support, please, come in and enjoy (not applicable on prior purchases) We use only DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE-free products.7306 Manatee Ave. W. / Bradenton / east of Publix at the K-mart Plaza /JUST MINUTES FROM THE ISLAND941.794.6168 Kmart, Publix, Pink&White Manatee Avenue75th StreetBealls, Staples Appointments & Walk-Ins Welcome! GIFT CERTIFICATES Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat. 9-6 Closed Sunday & Pink WhiteNAIL SPAENJOY OUR COMPLIMENTARY BEER OR WINE mention this ad for 2O% OFF. We offer Shellac: CND, GELISH, JESSICA and O.P.I., BODY WAXING and GLITTER TATOOS.Stay connected with us on Facebook: pinkandwhitenailsalon for discounts, deals and up-to-the-minute salon news. Coming soon: Skin care and Body Massage Chamber installs officers, Sales, Islander, Galati honored The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce presented its Business of the Year awards for 2011-12 in a lation dinner at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. Galati Marine of Anna Maria was recognized as the Large Business of the Year, The Islander newspaper received the Medium Business of the Year award, and entertainer Mike Sales was named Small Business of the Year. Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman said there were seven or eight nominations in each of the three member committee that awarded points in a variety of categories. The top three point earners for each division then underwent in-depth interviews by the committee. After each interview, the committee members independently allocated points in various categories. The businesses with the highest point total from the interview process won awards. Brockman tallied the points, had the trophies made and announced the winners at the dinner. The AMI Rotary Club and the chamber jointly presented its Business Person of the Year award to Darcie Duncan of Duncan Real Estate. In addition to the awards presentations, two new members of the chamber board of directors Lori Gyson of Walter & Associates accountants and Scott Rudacille, an attorney with Kirk Pinkerton P.A. were installed. Karen LaPensee of LaPensee Plumbing moved from board vice chair to chair, while Larry Chatt of Island Real Estate assumed the vice chair position. Sales Front left, Chris Galati and behind him, his mom Anna Maria Galati, founder with the late Mike Galati of the business, accept the Large Business of the Year Award from the AMI Chamber. Also pictured, Jeff Prater, David Teitelbaum and Trudy and Stewart Moon. Karen LaPensee is sworn into the Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president by Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie at the chamber Nov. 7 awardsinstallation dinner at the Key Royale Club. Islander Photos: Courtesy Deb Wing

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 11 Semi Private Golf Open to the Every Day Golfer!! (Public Welcome) Special Pricing On Groups 12 or More! E N J O Y T H A N K S G I V I N G D A Y B U F F E T W I T H U S O R T H A N K S G I V I N G C U R B S I D E T O G O ( F E E D S E I G H T ) C A L L 9 4 1 7 5 8 1 4 6 7 F O R D E T A I L S ! DINING ROOM (OPEN DINING AVAILABLE) 941.758.1467 COUNTRY CLUB 941.758.1466 GOLF SHOP ( TEE TIMES) 941.758.1464 SPECIAL EVENTS 941.739.7414 MEMBERSHIP 941.739.7439 Ask About Our Tuesday Golf Specials!!! 941 -758 -1464 ADDICTED TO GOLF?? GREAT GOLF! GREAT RATES! EXCELLENT CONDITIONS! IMG ACADEMIES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Facebook Us At IMG Academies Golf & Country Club Time to Start Thinking About Seasonal Memberships!! Islander reporter Rick Catlin, who writes the newspapers veterans pronam veteran, addresses the crowd. Major Leckie of the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club shares a moment with Vicki Gipson-Grogan, granddaughter of the late Ralph Bassett. Both spoke in honor of Bassett, a Marine who served in World War II and Korea, who died in October.Sharing honorA crowd of largely red, white and blue shares in remembering, honoring and recognizing veterans of all theaters of war on Nov. 11. Bugler Tom Miller from the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 plays taps at the close of The Islander Veterans Day Salute held Nov. 11 at Holmes Beach City Hall.Always faithfulWhile taps is played, the crowd for the Veterans Day Salute presented by The Islander and hosted by the city of Holmes Beach, observes a moment of silence and veterans offer salutes.

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12 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) 10-8 Sun-Thu, 9-9 Fri-Sat 941-792-3366 Next to Tylers Ice Cream www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach!BEACH SHOP The BEACH SHOP BEACH The The Registration open for dodgeball tournament The Anna Maria Island Community Center is holding a dodgeball tournament Nov. 25-26. The deadline to register a team is Nov. 21. Teams of up to eight people are forming, and the cost to register a team is $60. The center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call Ryan Hogan at 941-7781908, ext. 9219.Redistricting topic of Democratic lunch The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet for lunch at noon Monday, Nov. 21, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Pete Tannen, president of the local chapter of the Americal Civil Liberties Union, will speak on redistricting. Tannen has been president of the local ACLU the past seven years and hosts a weekly radio show. The public is welcome to attend. Lunch is $15. For more information, call club president Harry Kamberis at 941-779-0564. Team Sandtastic works on a super-sized sand sculpture, part of the 2010 Sandblast celebration on the beach. Team Sandtastic arrives to Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, this week to build a sculpture and assist with the Sandblast competition Nov. 19. Islander File Photo: Lisa NeffReserve Roser dinner now Roser Memorial Community Church is inviting members of the community for a Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria on Nov. 24. Limited seating is available. Reservations must be made by calling the church at 941-778-0414. Heating up the club kitchen Brisket Chili. Pictured from left are: Havlik, Angela Romanski, Duncan, Fred Miller, Carol Duncan, Laura PurSandblast to begin building sand castlesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter They sculpt sand by the seashores. And this week, the members of Team Sandtastic return to Anna Maria Island to build an 80-ton sand sculpture, lead sand-sculpting clinics and assist with the annual Sandblast sculpting competition set for Nov. 19. The activities will take place at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In recent years, Sandblast took place in the 100 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach, just south of the BeachHouse and across from city hall. Sandblast, organized by Keep Manatee Beautiful, begins Nov. 17 with the arrival of Team Sandtastic, a professional sand-sculpting team with numerous awards, including a Guinness World Record. In July 1998, for Georgia Stone Mountain Park, Team Sandtastic created the tallest sand castle ever hand built in less than 100 hours. The castle stood at just under 29 feet tall. Team Sandtastic will work for at least three days on the sculpture, as well as conduct free clinics for amateur sculptors from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 17-18. The Sandblast competition takes place Nov. 19, with about 24 teams arriving at about 8 a.m. to select plots and prepare for the sculpting that begins at 9 a.m. will sculpt until 1 p.m., when judges survey the work and award prizes for the best free-form, nautical and holiday entries. The event coincides with a recycled art exhibit at the beach celebrating America Recycles Day. For more information, or to enter a team in Sandblast, go to www.manateebeautiful.com. Sponsorship costs $300. 12th & East Home presents 3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA AT THE BEACH 941.778.7440 12thandEastHome.com5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217NOVEMBER 17THCome sip & snack while viewing some of Anna Maria Islands young artists! This month we will be featuring local artist:* B OB REI BER Itll be a Fall blast! Join us for a live raku firing, and hearty soup served up by The Feast.5:00:00 PMEvent catered by: The Feast

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 13 Island happenings Accepting Major Credit & ATM Cards IN-STOCK Citizens Watches and Estate Jewelry 40 % OFF We buy your unwanted silver and gold! 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today $ 1 8 $ 7 6 Also available in 14K gold Prices subject to change H A NDCRA FTED WISH BONE EARRINGS S terling S ilver WINE FLIGHTST rolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Garden club hosts mid-week plant sale The Anna Maria Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The club will sell native plants, perennials, annuals and baskets. A new feature of the event will be an opportunity for shoppers to ask an expert member about plants and Florida gardening. For more information, call Maureen McCormick at 941-567-5530. Family camp re planned at preserve Families are invited to join naturalist Aedan Stockat Robinson preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Families will watch the sunset from the observation tower before learning about the preserve nightlife and star gazing. The night will end with storytelling around a campThe gathering is free to attend, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Melissa Cain Nell at 941-742-5757, ext. 4.Cortez gears up for folk art festival Anastasia races down Tylers ice cream in the 2010 Cortez Folk Art Festival ice cream-eating contest. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rob Alderson Cortez is putting on a homestyle, homegrown folk festival this weekend, with plenty of fun, food and musick built in alongside some nifty folk art offerings. in February. place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Cortez. The festival features arts and crafts vendors, live music and food. There is a $2 entry fee to the festival. Performing this year are Myakka Blue Grass, Burke Brothers, Passerine, Andrew Eddie, Soupy Davis and Main Hatch Motley Crew. Tylers Ice Cream will hold an ice cream-eating contest for adults and children. There will be guided tours of the FISH Preserve and Florida Maritime Museum, as well as free family portrait photographs by Richard Estabrook in the museum garden. New this year is a U.S. Postal Service stamp cancellation from the Florida Maritime Museum and Cortez This year there also will be a festival after hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the FISH Boatworks for festival participants to unwind after providing the days festivities. The museum is at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. For more information, contact Ted Adams at 941708-6120.Meet, greet three thriller authors Oceanview Publishing is hosting a meet-and-greet Bruns from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Mediterranean Plaza in Longboat Key. Each author is releasing a new thriller and will sign copies of his newest novel. penned Collateral Damage, and Larsen has authored Fly by Night. The plaza is at 595 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. For more information, call 941-387-8500. Center wedding party a mystery Nov. 19 The Anna Maria Island Community Centers next wedding event will be fraught with twisted tales, sudden death and a mysterious cast of characters as it presents Till Death Do Us Part, a murder-mystery party. The public is invited to participate in the faux wedding reception from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 19 and women are encouraged to wear any old bridesmaid dress still hanging in a closet. The cast of characters includes Shannon Dell as bride Brenda Anne-Marie, who marries Edward Crock, played by Damir Glavan. The wedding party features Jason Hrnak, Monica Simpson, Kacey Freeman, Amy Smith and Sal Ortega. Chris Grumley will portray a detective and Balazs Varga will portray the wedding DJ. Also at the reception will be a society columnist played by Erin Heckler. Tickets to the interactive dinner theater cost $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. LeeRoy Selmons will cater dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call Aris Thompson at 941778-1908.Potluck dinner to foster literacyThe Anna Maria Island chapter of Dining for Women will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Dining for Women is a giving circle focused upon changing the world one dinner at a time. The Islands Dining for Women group meets the third Thursday of every month. Participants bring a dish and donate to DFW the amount of money one might have spent going out to dinner. Members learn a little about the donor program, before enjoying dinner and conversation. Project, which serves 61 tribal villages in a remote area of Orissa. For more information or to attend, call Jean Peelen at 941-896-5827.Privateers seek holiday parade participants The Anna Maria Island Privateers will lead a parade through the three Island cities from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. entry is free, an application form is required. holiday season and have signage to introduce the entry to the crowds of people lining the streets along the way. No marching or walking groups can be accommodated. The parade admits only pedaled or motorized vehicles. At the end of the parade route, the Privateers will host a holiday party with Santa Claus aboard their ship for visits with the jolly St. Nick and gifts for children. The Privateers also will provide free hot dogs and soda for the kids. Adults are asked to pay a nominal fee for refreshments. Parade entry forms are available on the AMIP website at www.amiprivateers.org. For more information, call Greg and Sue Luzier at 941-752-5973 or Kathy Griffenkrantz at 941-761-4325.

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14 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER iSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, Nov. 16 9 to 11:30 a.m. Anna Maria Island Garden Club plant sale at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-567-5530. 5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-0777. Fee applies. Thursday, Nov. 17 5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting and recycled art clinics at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272. 6 to 8 p.m. Dining for Women potluck giving circle at the Sandpiper Resort Coop Clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Friday, Nov. 18 5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting and recycled art clinics at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272. Saturday, Nov. 19 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sand-sculpting competition at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recycled art exhibit and sale at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Till Death Do Us Part murder mystery dinner at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Monday, Nov. 21 Noon Pete Tannen, president of the local chapter of American Civil Liberties Union, will speak to the Anna Maria Island Democratic club at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564. Fee applies. Ongoing: excursions for kids ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-7853. 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. Information: 941-778-4400. 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. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941799-2181. Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941526-6789. beach access. Information: 941-794-6723. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. hour at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach, through Dec. 10. Information: 941-779-1208. Off-Island Wednesday, Nov. 16 8 to 11 a.m. Winged migration bird-watching tour with Dan Irizarry at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501. 10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild meeting with a presentation by Sarasota Opera members at IMG Academies Golf and Country Information: 941-722-4438. 6 to 8 p.m. Meet-and-greet with authors Ward Larsen, H. 595 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-8500. Friday, Nov. 18 9:30 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild presents a prelude to the Sarasota Operas winter season at its meeting at Westminster Shores, 1700 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-1680. Fee applies. 5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception for the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society exhibit at the Durante Gallery, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn about nightlife at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501 ext. 4. 7 p.m. Pinstripes and Penguins cocktail party with music Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441 ext. 365. Fee applies. Saturday, Nov. 19 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday Angel Bazaar at the Longboat Island Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. Backer Fellowship follows Sunday 9:30 service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday Song Service 5 PM Immigration Lawwww.usimmigrationteam.com 345 6th Ave. W., Bradenton 941-773-1523Tom@USimmigrationteam.com Tom Goldman, J.D., L.L.M. Anna Maria City Pier RestaurantPlanks on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier are available exclusively at www.islander.org 2710 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach 941.778.1010, toll free 800.206.6293 www.cedarcoveresort.com email: info@cedarcoveresort.com On Beautiful Anna Maria Island From kitchen to community tableFrances Fleet, Jean Knopp, Marcia Powers and Suzanne Pescitelli peel potatoes in preparation for the ninth annual community Thanksgiving dinner served by volunteers in the fellowship hall at Roser Memorial Commuby calling 941-778-0414. The dinner is at 2 p.m. Nov. 24. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 15 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 9 AM Adult Sunday School 10 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Come see the di ff erence for yourself! www .IslandDentalSpa.com Creating beautiful smiles for over 17 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Dr Ya tros has appeared on ABC 7, NBC 8 and WB 38 Therap y the dentist Dr Gy Ya tr osRestore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your smile. decor treasures kitsch & suchcollectibles, antiques, furnishings, local art and Island memorabillia.... and a portion of proceeds helps send relief to Haiti....Find us! 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941 778.7978 Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Folk Arts Festival at the Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. Fee applies. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Treasures Thrift Shop anniversary celebraInformation: 941-792-5500. Coming Up: Church. Welcome baby MooreMom Jenny Moore brings 1 1/2-week-old June Elyse Jordan, 3, and father Capt. Justin Moore, as well as grandfather Capt. Scott Moore, were along for burgers. The Moores live in Holmes Beach, and the captains are Bonner Joy Pirates of CoquinaThe Anna Maria Island Privateers Big John RedThieves Market of the season, held at Coquina Beach Nov. 12. The market featured vendors selling collectibles, housewares, apparel and accessories, as well as the Privateers selling burgers, Buck-an-Ear cornon-the-cob and baked goods, in addition to barbecue. The next market will be at the same location on the beach on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff Entering Doors IIArtist Ted Baird of Bradenton Beach with Kids at the Aquarium, one of two art pieces he created for nections. The door was displayed at the Island Players theater during artsHOP weekend. Organizers plan to auction more than two dozen doors Nov. 18 at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, during the monthly Pine Avenue Porch Party. Islander Photo: Lisa Neffmunity Center. Dec. 2, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House. Dec. 17, Wheres Woody? Holiday Sidewalk Sale at The Islander and Island Shopping Center for local artists. Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. Community notices, events Attention community organization representatives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information.

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Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE 2 jailed on weapons, burglary chargesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Two men remained in the Manatee County jail on weapons and burglary charges after an early Nov. 6 arrest in Holmes Beach. Nathaniel Garrison Riggs, 18, of Bradenton, faces cupied structure. Andre Romilus, 18, of Bradenton, faces charges of burglary to a structure, burglary to a vehicle, possession of marijuana and violation of probation. A third person arrested is a juvenile, and HBPD did not release his name. The HBPD reported that at about 3 a.m., a resident reported a suspicious situation near 83rd Street and Marina Drive, where a vehicle was parked in the grass. light, apparently looking for something in the grass. The resident opened a door and called out, prompting the young man to get into the vehicle, which then traveled south on Marina Drive. followed a vehicle, requiring the driver to stop on Marina Drive near the Island Branch Library. The HBPD report said Riggs, Romilus and a juvenile were inside the vehicle, wearing dark clothes and in possession of two black gym bags. observed a burned marijuana cigarette, which prompted an order for the occupants to step out of the car. In a search of the vehicle, HBPD found jewelry, coins, empty jewelry boxes, a white safe with the door removed in the trunk, a loaded 9 mm pistol under a seat and another marijuana joint in an air vent. In the safe, HBPD found a Social Security card for a woman who lives in Palmetto. The Palmetto Police Police use Taser to arrest manIsland-Cortez-Perico road advisories east of the Harbour Isle entrance to Bristol Bay Drive will continue this week. The Florida Department of Transportation project includes resurfacing of SR 64 at the Perico Boulevard intersection and installation of new curbs and gutters, ing of the road at that location. Crews will be working primarily between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., but some daytime activity is expected, a DOT at night, and motorists should expect minor delays. the DOT said. In Holmes Beach, construction of a new sidewalk under way. The DOT said motorists could expect occasional lane closures on East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue in the 2012. Flaggers will be present to direct motorists and pedestrians should plan alternate routes during construction. In Anna Maria, the North Shore Drive-Palm Avenue intersection remains closed as Manatee County Utilities in early December. Detour signs are posted. In Cortez, the eastbound outside lane of State Road be closed occasionally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Nov. 16. Manatee County crews will be The DOT also announced that the Florida Highway Patrol has a Click-it or Ticket campaign Nov. 14-21. FHP ing a seatbelt, the DOT said. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A 71-year-old man was taken into custody Nov. 4 after allegedly punching a Bradenton Beach Police The incident occurred in the 1700 block of Gulf Drive South, and ended with the arrest of Richard Luedke, of no known address. He faces charges of disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law Luedke, according to police incident reports, was intoxicated when he punched a Bradenton Beach The officer had approached Luedke after being told by two people about a man lying on the beach. The officers report indicated that he asked Luedke if he needed help and the man responded with profanities. The officer told the man that hed have to move along, and the man refused. cer used pepper spray. In a struggle that ensued, Luedke call for assistance. BBPD and Holmes Beach Police Department. were placing Luedke on the ground to apply handcuffs, and the suspect still was resisting. Luedke to stop resisting. Reports indicated that Luedke laid on his hands so that he could not be cuffed and shouted profanities at police. the probes striking Luedke in the back. Luedke still resisted and was stunned a second and then third time. He was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment and then the Manatee County jail with bond set at $2,620. Luedke was scheduled for arraignment at the Manatee County Judicial Center in Bradenton on Dec. 9. Luedke WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 17 Dejon Construction Inc. State Certi ed Contractor # CBC1250734, #HI1327 522 37th St. W. Bradenton INSURED, STATE CERTIFIED 941.749.0778C 941.737.7107 F 941.749.5750 Jgarr80067@aol.comHonest and Dependable John Garrity, President All Phases of Construction from New to Renovations and Additions. Home, 4 Point & Wind Mitigation Inspections Island PEST and TERMIT E CONTROL INC. l l s mail@islandpestandtermitecontrol.comwww .islandpestandtermite.com Sarasota 941-365-2893 Beach 941-778-1337 fax 941-778-3285 Bradenton 941-794-1005 Brandon 813-643-0200 fax 813-643-0595 Port Charlotte 941-625-6887t ]uSign up for either Drywood or Subterranean T ermite Guaran tee and r eceive up to an instant $600 discount! Call immediately Only the rst 500 customers ar e eligible! We now accept Discover Card. P EST a n CO NTR O HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA StreetlifeIsland man arrested on 13 warrants A 64-year-old Island man was arrested last week on 13 warrants from DeSoto County. Ronald Littlehale, 64, of Holmes Beach, was arrested Nov. 9 in Manatee County and, as of press time, was being held at the Manatee County jail on $130,000 bond. As of Nov. 10, investigators with the DeSoto County Sheriffs Office were still working on the case. Capt. James Vitali, commander of the DCSOs law enforcement bureau, said the case involved sexually oriented, Internet-based communications in which Littlehale was interacting online with what he believed to be a 12-year-old.Island police blotterAnna Maria from a property owner who said someone removed his chain-link fence and painted his privacy fence without consent. The incident took place sometime in October plainant was told by his neighbor that he had the fence removed because he was sick of looking at it, according to the report. took a report that a statue valued at $3,000 was stolen from a sea wall. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach arrest with violence. The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested a 71-year old man, Richard Luedke, of no known address, for resisting arrest with violence, battery Holmes Beach Police Department also responded to the incident. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO. Holmes Beach vehicle, possession. The Holmes Beach Police Department arrested two men and a juvenile on multiple charges, including burglary to a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and weapons violations. reported to HBPD that someone took a pressure washer left beside a fence. chief. The HBPD responded to a report of a disturbance on the Island trolley that involved a man and an open container of beer. The trolley driver told the man to leave. The man poured his beer on the trolley controls and then left. HBPD took a report that someone stole a womans wallet containing credit cards, $5 in cash, a drivers license and medical prescriptions. The wallet was taken from an apartment. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO. Littlehale Shark-bite victim celebratedC.J. Wickersham, seated, the victim of a shark bite in the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 24, is feted at a Nov. 10 fundraiser organized by Fins Bar in Holmes Beach. Wickersham is joined by some of the friends who were with him that day, rescuers Max Gazzo, left, Katie Mattas, Lee White and Oceanna Beard. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy C.J. Wickersham, attending a fundraiser to help with his medical expenses at Fins Bar Nov. 10, shows the healing bite he received from a bull shark Sept. 24.

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18 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER Peruse our great collection of vintage hats DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment Cooler weather has arrived. And you know you need a change all of these stores have the best of anything you might be looking for, and then some. Steffs Stuff has moved to the Centre Shops on Longboat Key. Shes excited about the new digs and has all kinds of selections. Make sure you stop in say, Hello. Youll find her at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than 50 dealers offering vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of the areas top stops, and we always enjoy shopping the unique offerings. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Antiques say its never too soon to start thinking about the holidays. Dress up holiday meals with vintage aprons, which are 25 percent off. Get ready for the cold with 25 percent off heavy coats, suits and jackets for men and women. And dont forget to ask about the frequent shopper card. Tide and Moon at AMI Plaza has beautiful silver and pearl Anna Maria Island Pendants in stock they are hand crafted by Laura herself. What a Find! is just a fabulous quality consignwhat they were looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and appointments a day, the content in the shop is constantly changing! Check it out! And youll be saying Wow, What a Find! Community Thrift Shop is now open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And if youre looking to redecorate, theres plenty of furniture to choose from. Happy shoppingenjoy. R etro R osie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SA T 10-4V intage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful W edding Gowns and Accessories V intage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. E. 941-708-0913CobwebsAntiques and Mor e AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 Tiki & Kittys JewelryTide and Moon NEW Sterling & Pearl Anna Maria Island Pendant! Find it only at Tide and Moon, handmade by artist Laura Shely. Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! say its never too soon to start thinking about the holidays. Dress up holiday meals with vintage aprons, which are 25 percent off. Get ready for Tiki & Kittys Tiki & Kittys Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store 5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-2 What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & Treasures LCBUY~SELL~CONSIGNMENT941.383.1901rive Unit 101 L Ground-breaking for Perico Bay clubhouseThe Perico Bay Club association board members recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new clubhouse. The original clubhouse was razed and the new facility is expected to open in January 2013. From left are board members Russ Stanley, John Daddio, Penny Bray, Peter Coates and Dick Kuster. Islander Photo: Courtesy Perico Bay ClubWaiting for twilightCoen Moore, 5, looks on as brother Ronnie, 7, alongside Holmes Beach City Hall. They are being aided by Jonathan Sabin, a member of the Local Group of Deep Sky Observers. The Bradenton-Sarasota based astronomy enthusiasts host monthly Sidewalk Astronomy nights evenings of deep space observation which are open to the public. The next Holmes Beach LGDSO gathering will be Feb. 25, 2012, in the same location. To learn more about the group, visit www.LGDSO.com. Islander Photo: Thomas Aposporos II Walking the plank ABOVE: Annis Marine contractors install planks on the Anna Maria City Pier planks engraved with names, memorials and remembrances purchased with help from The Islander. Orders have now exceeded 600. They have been installed in batches of 80-100 since March, and approximately 400 planks remain for sale. To order a plank, visit www.islander.org and click on the red ad on the right side of the main page that indicates order pier planks here. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 19 The Martini BistroAnna Maria Island, FL www.FinsBar.com (941) 779-1000 Reservationswww.The Martini Bistro.com5337 Gulf Dr, Holmes BeachOpen at 11:30amLunch Specials www.FinsBar.com www.FinsBar.com .com Open at 11:30am 11:30am Lunch Specials Lunch Specials www.FinsBar.com www.FinsBar.com .com Open at 11:30am 11:30am Lunch Specials Lunch Specials $1 Beer til 3pm Monday 14th Fins Sports Specials Pitcher & 20 Wings $19.95Tuesday 15th The Bistro Wine Tasting 5-7 Live Music: Larry RichWednesday 16th Island Rum/Cocktail Promo Live Music: Mike SalesThursday 17th Big Screen Live Concert $1 Beer All NightFriday 18th Pizza Specials Live Music: Island Swing Band 5:30 Saturday 19th Ladies 50% off Fins Cocktails from 10pm-Midnight Live Music: Local Celebrity Band 9Sunday 20th Wake up to Bloody Mary Specials & Football all day & Dr. Dave at 8:30 State updating gopher tortoise planA gopher tortoise. On the Web The state is accepting comments on the gopher tortoise management plan through Nov. 28 at share. t. For more information on the gopher tortoise, go to e. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is updating its plan for a state threatened species known to nest on Anna Maria Island the gopher tortoise. The update is due in 2012. In advance of the revision, the state is surveying citizens, inviting people to share thoughts on improving conservation of the gopher plan. The state maintains that during the past four years, more than 36,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat has been restored each year. Additionally, more than 4,000 gopher tortoises were relocated in advance of land development. The current plan guided us well in achieving measurable progress in conserving the gopher tortoise in Florida, said Dr. Elsa Haubold, leader of the FWCs species conservation planning division. Wildlife experts say the fate of about 350 other Florida species is tied to the conservation of the gopher tortoise. The tortoise, which lives up to 60 years, creates extensive burrows, which Islanders can easily spot from the east edge of sunny areas near the beach. The burrows average 15 feet in length and 6.5 feet in depth, and the tortoise shares its space with other animals, including the indigo snake and burrowing owl. A survey conducted in an environmental analysis for a planned natural gas pipeline and deepwater port off Anna Maria Island noted, Gopher tortoises have been observed along the entire length of Anna Maria Island.Average nesting year for loggerhead sea turtlesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter years for two federally endangered sea turtle species and an average year for the loggerhead, the turtle most common to Anna Maria Island. The sea turtle nesting season ended Oct. 31. In most coastal locations where nesting is monitored, the last nests hatched earlier in the month. In a preliminary analysis of the season, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported a record high nest count for green turtles. Since 1989, green turtle nests have ranged from 267 to this years peak at 10,701. On the Island, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and nest in years. The nest was found on Coquina Beach but due to renourishment activity on the beach, AMITW volunteers moved the nest northward on the beach. About 100 hatchlings emerged from the nest Sept. 11 but became disoriented and were collected by AMITW volunteers. The hatchlings were released the next night at sunset, as a crowd of about 200 people cheered. I can only say it was a beautiful experience, said Marie Shriner, who drove from Lakewood Ranch to witness the event. The state also reported a high number of nests for leatherback turtles the count fell just shy of the previous high mark in 2009. From 1989 through 2011, leatherback nests at core index beaches numbered from 27 to 615. Were pleased with the green turtle and leatherback nesting totals in 2011, said Dr. Blair Witherington, an Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute scientist. Nesting by both species has been rising dramatically and can be attributed at least in part to major conservation efforts over the past few decades. Loggerheads, the species that nests most commonly in Florida and on Anna Maria Island, produced a nest On Anna Maria Island in 2011, volunteers documented 144 nests, 145 false crawls and 8,853 hatchlings to the sea, according to a preliminary report from AMITW executive director Suzi Fox. Since 1998, the state trend in the number of loggerhead nests is a general decline. From 1989 through 2011, annual loggerhead nests ranged from 28,074 to 59,918 nests. The trend suggests that this species has a differlenges, Witherington said. FWC works with dozens of partners to collect data about nesting sea turtles, including AMITW. Some of the organizations are government-sponsored and staffed. no staff but large numbers of volunteers. The monitors cover about 255 miles of beaches along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Without them, we couldnt collect nesting data on such a large scale, Witherington said.

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20 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER 111 Gulf DriveBradenton Beach at the corner of Bridge Street Additional parking at rear of BridgeWalk Resortwww.bridgestreetbistroonline.comLive Entertainment Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun ISLAND TIME BAR & GRILL Bridge Street BistroJoin us for a Traditional Thanksgiving at Overlooking 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 Little Italy in the heart of Anna MariaCall ahead for menu941.896.9754314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Store Hours: Tue-Thu 11-8 Fr-Sat 11-9, Closed Sun-MonCASH-VISA-MC-AMX HOLIDAY DINNER SPECIAL Complete Thanksgiving Dinner $ 25 per person (4 person minimum) Roasted Turkey Maple Sweet Potato or Mixed Vegetable Medly Dinner Rolls Apple or Pumpkin Pie limited supply) Open Thanksgiving til 4 ITALIAN GOURMET TAKEOUT BAKERY, PIZZERIA & ITALIAN SPECIALTIES Cookies and Cakes Good Italian food like Nonna made!Dinner Specials change, made fresh every night ~ Served after 5pm FREE Loaf of Tuscan Italian Bread with purchase of $10 or more.Limit one per customer Coffee bar goes organic When John and Nan Manos came to Anna Maria Island, they wanted to open a coffee shop with organic coffees for their patrons. They had operated a coffee shop for a number of years in Michigan and learned what people want in a good cup of coffee. They combined their love of coffee with their interest in healthy foods and lifestyles and recently opened the Divine Caffe at Vitamin Sea health food store, where a cup of organic coffee is $1. The shop is within the Vita min Sea health food store in the Anna Maria Centre Shops on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. In addition to the fresh-brewed organic coffee, the Store manager Glenda Keene displays some of the candies available at the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315C Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Manos offer fresh-baked pumpkin bread daily. But Divine Caffe is more than one cup of coffee and a slice of pumpkin bread. Were a full-service organic coffee shop, John Manos said. We have lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, scones and cookies, to name just a few items offered at Divine Caffee. And kids love our Smoothie for Kids. Manos added. Vitamin Sea has organic teas along with vitamins, minerals, organic beauty products and health foods. A grand opening of Divine Caffe is planned around mid-December, Manos said. Our motto is Throw a buck, get a cup, Manos said with a smile, adding Start your day at Divine Caffe. The coffee shop opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 941-896-9705.Flip-op candy shop opens The Candy Stop, 315C Pine Ave., Anna Maria, has been added to the Flip-Flop Shop at the same location. Owners Mike and Susan Brinson recently expanded their space in the PAR-built property to add a full line of candies to the gift shop. Candy Stop offers gourmet jelly ers and some sweets from Great Britain. Glenda Keene, who manages the shop for the Brinsons, said kids love the jelly bean machine that allows They love those Jelly Bellys, Keene said. Jelly Belly is a specialty jelly bean not found in a lot of candy stores, she said. Candy Stop has a variety of chocolate bars, including OHenry, Clark, Snickers and Zagnut, among others. To learn more, call 941-779-0733.Harrys hosting mixer The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold Novembers business card mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest. For more information or reservations, call 941-7781541.Beach bar manager a nalist Erin Ruley, the bar manager at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, was named bartender competition. Five of the 35 regional winners will be chosen as prize of $10,000. Contestants had to make an original drink using St. Germain Elderberry liquer and Ruleys Espice de Vive margarita caught the judges attention. The drink is now being served at the BeachHouse. For more information, call 941-779-2222. Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola, or west Bradenton? How about a new product, service, anniversary or an award? Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or e-mail the information to news@islander.org. Nan and John Manos have opened the Divine Caffe full-service organic coffee shop at the Vitamin Sea health food store in the Anna Maria Island Centre Shops, 3220 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 21 OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE! Soft Ser Frozen Y CELEBRA TING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez Rd. tezSINCE 1984 (941) 778-6641(941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm 11:30-9941.778.5092 ENJOY The Feast Restaurant Back by popular demand, The Feast presents Shrimp Fest 2011 Back by popular demand, The Feast presents Shrimp Fest 2011 And all your favorite familiar Feast dishes! Gerber Village was so named because a Gerber baby food plant was on the site before the shopping center was built. An adjoining planned residential development was not part of the purchase. Lizzie Vann Thrasher founded Organix, a company in Great Britain that manufactured organic and nutritionally complete baby foods, among other products. So there is some irony in the purchase of the property named for the former baby food plant. The Thrashers sold Organix before beginning to invest on Anna Maria Island several years ago. They maintain numerous vacation rental properties and operate the Anna Maria General Store and Deli and the Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue. According to an Asheville newspaper, the Thrashers purchased Gerber Village from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. Asheville Savings Bank loaned $3 million toward the purchase. The broker for the sale was Jeff Kenrick, formerly a resident of Holmes Beach and a residential-commercial broker on Anna Maria Island. Kenrick brokered the deal through Key Commercial Real Estate of Asheville, N.C. He owned the former Marina Pointe Realty in Anna Maria with wife Ilona Kenrick and the couple maintains investment property on Anna Maria Island. Jeff Kenrick has a Florida real estate license with Sato Real Estate in Anna Maria and also is licensed in mercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute.Shiny Fish opens with Island avor retail business is the Shiny Fish Emporium, 306B Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and the store is dedicated to all things islandy. She and business partner Renitia Bertoluzzi are featuring toys, candies, gifts, perfumes, candles and even We like to think we have beach-glam gifts, that are island focused, Preston said with a laugh. Were much more than a toy store, and we even have Hawaiian Ice Cream bubbles. Preston said a grand opening party with an islandstyle theme is planned for Dec. 16. The party will include music, food, prizes and much more. People will be surprised and pleased by our theme, she said. The store is presently open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Preston said Shiny Fish will be open Sundays during the winter season. For more information, call 941-896-9742.Treasures offers deals a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Treasures Thrift Shop. 5917 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Hospice, is offering a 20 percent off coupon, which is included in an ad in this issue of The Islander. For more information on the sale items, call 941-7925500.Sales new band debuts Island entertainer Mike Sales, who last week was named the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, will introduce his new band Restless Natives from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at a courtyard party sponsored by AMI Concierge Ser 9908 Gulf Drive, Sales, who has performed as a solo on the Island for a number of years, said the band will play island-style music along with some of his original songs. Concierge Susanne Arbanas said the courtyard par ties will be a regular event at the plaza, and the events Rescue, a canine foster and rescue organization. There is no charge to attend. For more information on the party, call 941-527-1254.Brit-Island investors now N.C. investors seasonal Anna Maria residents Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher, recently purchased the Gerber Village shopping center in Buncombe, N.C., for $8.9 million.

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AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.Monday, Nov. 21 Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Breaded Beef Patty on a Bun, Fries, Baby Carrots, Pineapple Tidbits. Tuesday, Nov. 22 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Corn Dog, Barbecue Chicken Flatbread, Baked Beans, Salad, Sliced Peaches. Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving Break. Juice and milk are served with every meal. Military Turkey by Evan Christenson from Kathy Maria Elementary School. Students were asked to help a turkey make it past Thanksgiving by giving it a disguise. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love AME second-grader Chase Archer disguised his turkey as a clown to help it survive the holiday season.

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24 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER 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 Special Events, Sailing from Twin Dolphins Marina: Nov. 19 Puppy Sail and Nov. 26 Micro Brew Sail 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Nov. 16 1:37 2.4 5:14 1.5 9:41 0.0 8:29 1.4 Nov. 17 2:40 2.2 5:56 1.6 10:36 0.1 10:18 1.3 Nov. 18 4:03 2.0 6:32 1.8 11:30 0.3 11:59 1.0 3rd Nov. 19 5:45 1.8 7:04 1.9 12:22 0.4 Nov. 20 7:28 1.7 7:36 2.1 1:19 0.7 1:09 0.7 Nov. 21 8:57 1.6 8:08 2.3 2:23 0.3 1:52 0.9 Nov. 22 10:15 1.6 8:42 2.5 3:20 -0.1 2:30 1.1 Nov. 23 11:24 1.6 9:18 2.7 4:12 -0.4 3:03 1.2 AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u Centers adult basketball final matchup setBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter Playoff action in the Anna Maria Island Community Centers adult coed basketball league saw both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds get knocked off Nov. 8. Top seed Unique Mobile Detailing, already a player short due to Lindsey Weavers broken foot, had three of the remaining six players foul out in the fourth quarter. The score had Unique Mobile Detailing trailing Agnelli Pool & Spa by a 45-44 score. Agnelli was led by Aaron Duduks 19 points and 12 points from Nate Coleman. Frank Agnelli and Tyler Krauss each added 6 points in the victory. Agnelli, the where they face third-seed Beach to Bay Construction, which blew out second-seeded Southern Greens 70-49. Beach to Bay got off to a hot start behind the shootBeach to Bay jumped out to a 21-9 lead. Southern Greens closed to within 29-22 in the second quarter, but that was as close as it would get. Nick Diaz scored 12 third-quarter points to key a 25-11 run and put the game out of reach. Kevin Austin scored 11 fourth-quarter points for Southern Greens, but the hole was dug too deep. Eason led Beach to Bay with 28 points, including four three-pointers, while Diaz added 27 points. George Imes chipped in with 12 points, while point guard Tommy Robby Bennetts 20 points led Southern Greens, but he quit the game in the fourth quarter and left his team the loss. Center soccer season moves to playoffs AMICC soccer league playoffs get started this week and aside from Mr. Bones BBQ defeating Wash Family Construction Nov. 9, there were no games last week to I and matches them up against last-place Mr. Bones. However, in the win-or-go home world of soccer playoffs, anything can happen. Gettel Toyota is the regular-season champ of Division III, while LaPensee Plumbing took the top spot in Division II. Ross Built grabbed the top spot in the adult coed division, and playoff season starts for them Nov. 17. Key Royale golf news Key Royale Club golf professional Danny Williams has announced that Don Findley will now be providing golf lessons at the club. Findley won the Southeast teacher of the year honors from Spaulding Golf in 1990 during his 22-year career at El Conquistador Country Club. Williams and Findley are long-time associates. Adding Dons clinic and private teaching skills is to his long career at El Conquistador, Don has taught at Longboat Key Club and Sarasota Golf Club. Golf action is in full swing at the Key Royale Club as the weather cools in Holmes Beach. The men played individual-low-net and team-lownet matches Nov. 12. First place went to the team of Bob Elliott, Carl Voyles, Gary Harris and Jim Thorton. Harrold McKamish carded an 8-under-par 56 to win indi vidual honors, while Voyles was three shots back. The men played a two-best-balls-of-foursome match Nov. 9. The team of Vince Mercadante, Jim Mixon, Gino under 101. Six shots back in second place was the team of Gary Harris, Bob Elliott, Jim Thorton and Carl Voyles. Earl Ritchie, Mike Garnhart, Ed Havlik and Peter Proxy The women of the Key Royale Club were on the Marilyn Thorton took first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, one shot better than Lynn Dailey who Flight B winner was Sue Wheeler with a 5-under-par 27. Second place went to Terry Westby and Zoey Gavin, both at 3-under-par 29. Mary Anne Kaemmerlens 4-under par 28 was the top score in Flight C by two shots over second-place Eunice Warda carded a 3-under par 29 to win Flight D by two shots over Trish Kruger. The men played a best-ball-of-foursome match Nov. 7. Omar Trolard, Bob Dickenson and Fred Meyer carded a 10-under-par 22, matching the scorecard of Jim Auch, place. Horseshoe news Five teams won a pair of games in pool play and were left to battle it out in the elimination round during Nov. 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Steve Grossman and Jerry Disbrow drew the bye and watched as George McKay and Tom Markey defeated Debbie Rhodes and John Crawford 22-8. Dave Lansaw and Bruce Copeland defeated Gene Bobeldyk and Herb dispatched Lansaw-Copeland 21-6 to advance to the Six teams advanced to the knockout stage during Nov. 5 horseshoe action. John Johnson and Herb Pur year defeated Paul Shearer and Steve Doyle 21-12 in one defeated Dave Lansaw and Steve Grossman 21-13. The Crawford and Norm Langeland 21-9. watched as Samuels easily dispatched Bobeldyk and Sofran by a 22-8 score before obliterating Puryear 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. There is no charge to play. Nick Diaz brings the ball upcourt for Beach to Bay Construction during adult coed basketball action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy Don Findley is providing lessons for golfers at Key Royale Club fol lowing a 22-year career at El Conquistador. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Ed Havlik

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Flounder have made a strong showing in all the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Whether youre an area that has a sandy bottom and is adjacent to a structure. Piers and jetties are prime locations to get started. If Second, you need to know what baits will work and how to rig them. I like to use an egg sinker that is heavy enough to keep my bait on the bottom. With the sinker threaded on my line, I tie on a swivel to act as a stopper. On the other end of the swivel, I tie 8-10 inches of this short leader, you ensure your bait will stay close to For bait you can use a number of choices. Live baits, such as shiners and shrimp, are among the top choices Gulp on a jig head or a buck-tail jig tipped with a piece of squid. Now that you have location, rigging and bait down, the bottom, it makes sense to target them there. I like to Target the edges of the structure by bumping along the bottom in the sand. than a little resistance as you drag your bait. When you feel this, set the hook and start reeling. Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend charters is targeting gag grouper in depths starting around 80 feet and increasing to 120 feet. Kimballs charters are arriving back to pounds. Fishing in about 100 feet of water, Kimballs charters also are reeling up keeper-size red grouper to catch big gag grouper. Moving in a little closer, around 60 feet of water, Kimball is catching jolt-head porgies, Key West grunts and mangrove snapper in the 4-5 pound range. For the snapper, live shiners are working to get the bite, while the porgies and grunts are hitting frozen squid. In the upper part of the water column, Kimballs clients are working out their arms on king mackerel, producing the bite. in the bays, Johnston suggests working near small rock piles, docks and ledges. Moving out to the Gulf, Johnston is catching Spanish mackerel in the 20-inch range. Live shiners are the bait of choice. Along the beach, Johnston is catching jack is encountering schools of ravenous Spanish mackerel and bonito. By anchoring and chumming, Gross is able while his clients enjoy non-stop action. King mackerel are in the spread for Gross charters. In between catching macks and bonito, Gross clients are three or four kings and a bunch of bonito, exclaims Gross, our arms were getting sore. When targeting migratory species such as Spanish mackerel and bonito, Gross likes to rig with a 30-pound He feels thin wire hooks put less of a burden on the bait, hence making it look more natural. Ill switch to using me, Gross adds. and juvenile red grouper. Gross likes to use a jig head reefs. By hooking on a shiner and dropping the bait to Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing good numbers of Spanish mackerel being caught on both live ting drag-screaming action from Spanish mackerel and getting the same treatment. Flounder are making an appearance around and under the pier, where dragging a live shiner along the perimeter Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says the gag grouper bite is still going strong both on nearshore structure and in Tampa Bay. On a recent charter with Capt. Mac Gregory, Keyes caught his limit inside a half hour. up catching and releasing another dozen gags. Migratory species, such as king mackerel, bonito and Spanish mackerel are schooling up on the nearshore reefs in around 40-50 feet of water. Live shiners or live to cover more area. Moving inshore, Keyes is hearing about sheepbottom around piers and docks is the way to succeed at spotted seatrout redfish, flounder, Spanish mackerel, suggests loading up your bait well with shiners still started. where shallow water and deep water meet, Howard says. with abandon on the chummer baits. Just getting your hooked shiner near the boils results in a bite, Howard says. on small shiners getting ready for the winter season, Howard reports. doormats pounds and over being landed. I like to use a jig tipped with a tailless shiner and slowly reel it over the sand, Howard says. When you feel a thump and resistance on the line, set the hook. Howard suggests of the water and slide a landing net under them. LiftKyle and Jim Feehan of Holmes Beach and Illinois Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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26 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Across 1 Number of coins in la Fontana di Trevi? 4 Singer Bryan 9 Formal occasion 13 Power option 17 Roasted: Fr. 19 Invader of 1066 21 Logan of 60 Minutes 22 ___ fide 23 Muscats land 24 Focus of Gandhis philosophy 26 Sweets partner 27 Radioactivity figure 29 Plans to lose 30 Spose 32 Uppity sort 33 Degs. from Yale and Harvard 35 TMC competitor 36 Fried chicken choice 37 Odyssey temptress 39 Infinite 42 Chem. unit 43 Turkish title 45 Mediterranean isl. 46 Makes a scene 49 Humbug! 50 Feminine suffix 51 And others 53 Credit card bill nos. 55 Wearing a wig and shades, say 57 Marriage site 60 Baseballs Bando 61 The Boy Who Cried Wolf storyteller 62 Classic jetliner 64 Old hi-fi records 66 Accurse 68 Big grocery store chain 69 Tagalong 70 On the double 72 Pinwheel and Flow artist 74 Fee, fi, fo, ___ 75 Ratchet bar 77 Cheers! 78 How you might get change for a twenty 79 Perfumery rootstock 81 PJ-clad mansion owner 83 Henry ___ Lodge 85 Paper Moon girl 86 It means nothing to the French 87 Musician who won a 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom 89 Shake, rattle or roll 91 Poetic preposition 92 Brightly colored lizards 94 Museum hanging 95 It has banks in St. Petersburg 96 Bugs, e.g. 97 Peak leafpeeping time in Pennsylvania 100 Certain antibody 102 Raise, as a topic 105 Part of a Q&A: Abbr. 106 Hurt 108 Be silent, in music 111 Cheesemakers supply 112 Empty spaces 114 Subdued 116 Have ___ for (desire) 117 Police protection 120 Dust Bowl witness 121 English general in the American Revolution 122 About 123 Personal contacts? 124 Dangerous speed 125 Bygone spray 126 Gets in the pool, say 127 Like bellbottoms or go-go pants 128 Barbecue sound Down 1 Not having quite enough money 2 Circus Maximus patron 3 Schokolade 4 Years, to Tiberius 5 Manna, according to the Bible 6 Synthetic fiber brand 7 Year of Super Bowl XXXIX 8 Declared 9 Huge amounts 10 Pirates demand 11 The Lord of the Rings menace 12 The mode of la mode? 13 Math coordinates 14 Bakers, e.g. 15 Canine shelter 16 Certain huckster 18 How Hersheys Kisses are wrapped 20 There is ___ in team 25 Anne Rice vampire 28 P.O. box item 31 In the past, once 34 Corp. alias abbr. 38 No-___-do 40 Wooded area near the Rhine Valley 41 One of the Alis 42 Area known to the Chinese as Dongbei 44 ___ Building, New York landmark north of Grand Central 47 Pastry chef creations and a hint to 12 other answers in this puzzle 48 Children and more children 49 Tries to get at auction 50 Squishy dish cleaner 52 Woman of ones heart 54 Less abundant 56 Suffix with human 58 Drag 59 Crdoba cordial 61 Word before republic or seat 63 ___ Beach, Hawaii 65 Spartan walkway 67 Former call letters? 71 Photo developer 73 Inc., abroad 76 ___ loves believes the impossible: Elizabeth Barrett Browning 80 So to speak 82 Followers of some asterisks 84 Girls holiday party dress fabric 87 Cause for bringing out candles 88 Constriction of pupils 90 High beam? 93 Cheese fanciers 95 Atomic energy oversight agcy. 96 MTVs owner 98 Gambol 99 Not so tough 101 Orchestra section: Abbr. 102 Moon Over Parador actress 103 Coat of paint 104 Russias ___ Bay, arm of the White Sea 107 The Planets composer 109 Sends forth 110 Bed cover 113 FedEx rival 115 Former U.S. gas brand 118 Follower of Ernest or Benedict? 119 Austin-toN.Y.C. pathNo. 1106RELEASE DATE: 11/13/2011 BAKERS DOZEN By Elizabeth C. Gorski/ Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 123 45678 910111213141516 17 1819 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 3031 32 3334 35 36 37 38 3940 41 42 4344 45 46 4748 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 575859 60 61 62 6364 656667 68 69 70 71 7273 74 7576 77 78 79 80 818283 8485 86 87 88 8990 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100101 102103104 105 106107 108 109110 111 112 113 114115 116 117118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 29.Howard says. feeding in the potholes and along docks. The grouper have been chewing in the shallow waters of Tampa Bay and along the shipping channel. Howard suggests using a Long-A Bomber in pink, gold, silver and chartreuse to entice these sweet-tasting bruisers. Use planers next week, so your opportunity to catch some will end until the FWC opens the season back up. bottom, Girle is catching gag grouper up to 24 inches and every keeper gag we catch, were catching 10 juvenile reds, says Girle. Theres just a cloud of little grouper out there right now. Mangrove snapper in the 18-inch range are inhabiting these same areas. list providing relentless battles on light tackle. Girle is boat. Once theyre feeding, Girle casts a free-lined shiner to get the bite. during the negative tides an abnormally low tide in morning during these low tides. Lynne Paul of Goffstown, N.H., reeled in this keeper cobia while Capt. Sam Kimball and Matt Smith of Legend Char ters about 5 miles off Anna Maria. Stone crab yield low, demand highBy Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter Stone crabs continue to be sparse in local waters. Both Alan Moore of Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key and James Wyre Lee of Cortez Bait and Seafood referenced a local crabber who went out to pull his 400 or so traps earlier this week and returned with six or seven claws. Thats a pretty disappointing yield to begin the season with, to say the least, Lee said. been shut out like this at the opening of the season. Compared to last years opening, this year is the opposite. There were tons of crabs at the start of last A platter of claws at Moores Stone Crab Restaurant. TOP: Charles and Jake Williams, visiting Anna Maria Island from England, took a recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard and wound up with some recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard had many triple hookups and the bite lasted for more than two hours.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 27 SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-677-2678RE Obituaries Welcome back, winter friends! 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 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 IN MEMORIUM Betty Irene Elgie, 1925-2009, wife of the late Clarence Elgie. A native of Sault St. Marie, Betty and Clarence came to Anna Maria in 1952. For several years, Betty assisted shoppers at Irenes Resort Wear in Holmes Beach. gratitude, it is with grateful hearts that Bettys family would like to acknowledge all the support given to Betty by her friends and neighbors in her last years. We especially thank the gang, dogs included, who would gather on her lawn to visit each afternoon. Betty was a good neighbor and is missed by all. Beulah Maxine Conlon Beulah Maxine Conlon, 92, of Bradenton, died Nov. 5. Mrs. Conlon was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Bath, Maine, Mrs. Conlon moved to Palmetto from Deadham, Mass., in 1951. She managed the Handy Dandy in Palmetto, then in Holmes Beach. She opened the Sewing Center in Holmes Beach in the late 1960s. She helped start the Manatee Area amateur soccer team, the Manatee Stingers. Mrs. Conlon was a devoted Catholic and member of Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, wife, mother and friend to many. Visitation was Nov. 11 at Brown and Sons Funeral Home on 43rd Street in Bradenton. A Catholic Mass was held Nov. 12 at Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton. She is survived by son Dana and daughter-in-law Kelly of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; son Dale of Bradenton; grandchildren Erin, Benjamin, D.J., Dawn and Erin; two great grandchildren and an extended family that includes sister-in-law Betsy Maynard of Statesville, N.C., and a number of nieces.Johnnie Fulford Provost Johnnie Fulford Provost died Nov. 4 at her home in Bear Creek, N.C. She was born Feb. 14, 1930, to the late John and Vera Fulford in Manatee County. Graveside services were Nov. 7 at the Russell Family Cemetery in Bear Creek. Donations may be made to the Harold Butch Webb S. Water St., Swansboro NC 28584. Mrs. Provost is survived by children Jo, Beckie Street, Pattie Cox and Drexel Salmons; sisters Mona Bennett of Columbus, Ga., and Shirley Moore of St. Petersburg; grandchildren Bryan Salmons, Baker Street and Stormy Salmons; many nephews and nieces; and many friends, especially Wilma Midgette.Maurice H. Guthrie Maurice H. Guthrie of Jefferson, Pa., and formerly of Cortez died Oct. 30. Mr. Guthrie was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean dealer. He retired in 1975. There were no local services. Mr. Guthrie is survived by wife Carol, daughter Lisa Deabill and husband Eric of Pennsylvania, sister Jerry Cross of Tombstone, Ariz., brother J.O. Junie Guthrie and wife Betty of Cortez, several nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends.year, Moore said. While the crabs are lacking, the demand for them is days, Moore said. The news Moore had for those callers was not what they wanted to hear. But, there are alternatives for Moores Restaurant and its customers. Moore has been getting crabs from other locations, principally the Crystal River-Homasassa region. Nearly all crabs are coming from the north right now. There have been a few brought in from the Everglades, but not many. A truck went down to the Isle of Capri, near Naples, and brought some back as well. Northern waters are producing stone crabs. If not for a load that came in from the St. Pete and Hernando Beach areas, I wouldve been in trouble, Lee said. prices on the claws are up. One can expect to pay $18$20 a pound for jumbo claws, $10-$14 for mediums and With cold fronts moving in and rougher weather churning up the Gulf of Mexico and the bay waters, however, circumstances may shift. It all depends on the combined factors of the weather, the water and the crabs. Those involved in the business will admit that theyre always at the mercy of the elements. Youre always chasing, Moore said. Its not unlike Deadliest Catch, just generally less deadly. Luckily. Fresh seafood and stone crabs in the market at Cortez Bait & Seafood. Islander Photos: Thomas Aposporos IIRuth Catherine (Burger) Kramer Ruth Catherine (Burger) Kramer died June 24. She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Toledo, Ohio. Mrs. Kramer came to Anna Maria Island in 1999. Mrs. Kramer was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and volunteered with the church quilters. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Fostoria Athletic Boosters Association, P.O. Box 882, Fostoria OH 44830 Mrs. Kramer is survived by son Walter of Holmes Beach, William and wife Juliette of Marietta, Ga., and grandson William John IV of Marietta, Ga.

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28 NOV. 16, 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 RING: 14K GOLD, diamonds and emeralds, size 6-7. Photos available. $500 negotiable. 941-7611982, 202-841-4880, leighellen@gmail.com. PURSE: DOONEY & Bourke leather, like new, $50 941-773-6109. DOG KENNEL: LARGE size 26x18-inch good condition, $30. 941-773-6109. VINTAGE HOOKED RUGS: Both 34x54-inch floral, pink, greens, cream. Good condition, $50 941-266-6902. FOR CHRISTMAS! Norman Rockwell gurines, $10. E-mail for availability. Buy all, for $5/each. dixon.erin@rocketmail.com 100 BOOKS: GOOD variety (e-mail for book list), $100. 941-545-0480 or jlynchslu@gmail.com. TV: 27-INCH Admiral with remote, $30. 941-7958359. TABLE: 42-INCH shabby chic, solid wood with pedestal, mission-style, $50. 941-795-8359. WATER SKIS: SANTA Fe, $25. 941-795-8359. COMPUTER: DELL Optiplex GX240 Windows XP, $90, 941-756-6728. TOYS-MONSTER JAM cars, ve for $2.50. Call 941-795-8734. CDS: DANIEL ODONNELL, four/$10, box of assorted toys, 25 pieces, $2.50. 941-795-8734. SONY MICROPHONE F-V5, with case, $10. 941580-1212. TAVERN CHAIRS, FOUR, heavy, solid oak, $10 each. 941-565-0836. ANTIQUE MAJESTIC COPPER teapot with wood handle, excellent condition. $35. 941-5650836. DEEP WATER BOAT dock on Bimini Bay, no bridges. Pam Watts, Coldwell Banker, 941-2288753. MOEN POP-UP for bathroom sink, complete new in box, $8. 941-761-1415. CLOCK: VINTAGE 1945 GE Telechron with alarm, excellent condition, $25. Marion, 941-761-1415. 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. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classi eds@islander.or g fax tollfree 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. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MORE ADS = MORE READERS. WWW. ISLANDER.ORG ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, 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. 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. YARD SALE: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Almost new furniture and kayaks. Roll-top desk, TVs, household stuff, yard-chipper, lawnmower, 475 pavers. 6485 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. 941-387-7136. YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. TVs, microwave, dishes, sewing miscellaneous, tools and more. 6502 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. TREASURE HUNTERS SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Household miscellaneous, tools, jewelry, collectibles, more. Seaside Court, carports off 63rd Street, Holmes Beach. YARD SALE: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20. Antique Johnson outboard motors, lawn equipment, home goods, etc. 228 Periwinkle Plaza, 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 PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411. HONEYPIE: DOG AVAILABLE for adoption. One-year-old coonhound. Beautiful and kind. Spayed/shots/chip. 941-345-2441. Islandlisa44@ aol.com for pictures. TRANSPORTATION MERCEDES: 300 D, 1992, excellent condition, 123,000 miles, four new tires, $5,200. Call 941730-9667. BOATS & BOATING WANT TO BUY: Tandem kayak, used, good shape with paddle. Call 941-524-0660. HELP WANTED LOCAL COMPANY: ANSWER phones, good with computers and of ce tasks, 15-20 hours per week to start. Work from Island. E-mail resume only: annamariaisland@hotmail.com. WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander.org to Anna Maria City Pier.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 29 HELP WANTED Continued BUSY AND EXPANDING Island real estate of ce looking for experienced agents. High splits and low fees. Call 941-778-8104. FULL-TIME JOURNALIST WANTED: Seeking new journalism grad or experienced reporter. Work in paradise for the newspaper ranked No. 1 in the state by the Florida Press Association. E-mail letter of interest/resume: news@islander. org. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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. HEALTH CARE 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. MOBILE DOG GROOMING: Bath/brush/hand blow dry, under 30 pounds, $30, 31-50 pounds, $40, 51-80 pounds, $50, 81-99 pounds $60. www. furrytails4grooming.com. 941-224-8655. AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 Print and online classi ed ad submission:____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES business or individual: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. Box: $4. (Phone number is a "word." Spell out all words.)The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD Anderson & Associates Insuranc eY our Island Insurance Specialis t Working to save you money941-778-8303 Absolute Canvas and Upholstery 25 Y 941.545.3409 absolutecanvas@gmail.com 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? ANSWERS TO NOV. 16 PUZZLE T R E A D A M S P R O M A C D C R O T I N O R M A N L A R A B O N A O M A N N O N V I O L E N C E S O U R H A L F L I F E D I E T S R E C K O N S N O O T L L D S S H O C R I S P Y C I R C E B O T T O M L E S S M O L A G H A S A R A C T S U P B A H E N N E E T A L I I A P R S I N C O G A L T A R S A L A E S O P D C N I N E M O N O S D A M N I G A S H A D O W S W I F T L Y C A L D E R F U M P A W L S K O A L I N T E N S O R R I S H E F C A B O T A D D I E R I E N Y O Y O M A V E R B O E R A G A M A S O I L N E V A V W S M I D O C T O B E R L Y S I N B R O A C H A N S A C H E T A C E T R E N N E T V O I D S O V E R C A M E A Y E N R I O T S H I E L D S O K I E G A G E I N R E L E N S E S M E T H A L A R B E T S R E T R O S S S SERVICES Continued TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. 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. ISLAND PLUMBING AND Pressure Washers: Professional, reasonable rates. Services include repairing, replacing plumbing, issues including draining, cleaning snaking pipes. Pressure washing houses, trailers, driveways, pools, white-tile roofs. Free estimate, Bill or Rip, 941 896-6788. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off rst groom. Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting. Certi ed groomer. Call 941-778-1202. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. Free estimates, references. 941-920-3840. 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. TURN THE PAGE for more lawn & garden ads.

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30 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium 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, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, 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. MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander. HOME IMPROVEMENT 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. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: MIchigan builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822. 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. $1,500/month for three months, $1,300/month for six months and $1,000/month, annual. 813-393-6002. 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. BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts and shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. OLD FLORIDA AT ITS BEST! 3/2 canal home, large pool, easy to show $529,000. Call Carmen Pedota, Realtor, 941-284-2598 or Lori Guerin, Realtor, 941-773-3415. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach LIDO YACHT BASIN4BR/3BA pool home. 320-ft wide basin, deep water. Walk to St. Armands Circle. $1,250,000. Call Peggy Douglas, Realtor, 941-737-4942. MAINTENANCE FREESpacious 3BR/2BA lush country club setting. $155,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966. GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. EXCLUSIVE BIRD KEY3BR/2BA. $549,000. Call Realtor Lori Guerin 941773-3415 or Realtor Carmen Pedota 941-284-2598. 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.comEXCEPTIONAL BEACH VIEWS from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views for half the price. $549,000. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST 1978 REDUCED 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. 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. $549,900.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 31 CHECK US OUT AT 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.comWeve got annual and vacation rentals.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. Lovely 2/2Bth furnshd condo w/ eat in ktchn, lovely sunrises over water in gated Perico Bay Club. Tennis Crts/Pol & Steps to Robinson Presrv. $199,000 Vacation Rental: Limited dates still available. Check our website NOW! 2 BR/2BA, Gulffront, new kitchen. Awesome views! Call 941-778-8104. 12622 Cara Cara Loop, Greyhawk Landing.$1700/month annual rental. 3BR/2BA gorgeous granite kitchen. Gated community, Olympic pool and great family area. Call 941-778-8104. RENTALS Continued 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. 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. 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. 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Incumbents, ex-mayor elected in Anna MariaBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Incumbent Anna Maria City Commissioners Dale Woodland and John Quam were elected for another term in the Nov. 8 voting for commissioner, while former Mayor SueLynn also claimed a seat at the dais. Commissioner Gene Aubry chose not to seek reelection. Woodland led all candidates with 463 votes, while Quam received 415 votes. SueLynn garnered 359 votes, while political newcomer Nancy Yetter had 291 votes. Voter turnout was described as light but steady by a polling station volunteer. Voters could vote for any three of the four candidates out from among the citys 1,317 registered voters was about 35 percent, including absentee ballots. Thats average in an oddyear election with no state or national candihave said previously. Most of the candidates turned out early on Pine Avenue, arriving before the polling station opened in the community room at Roser Zaccagnino, Morton, Peelen triumph in Holmes BeachBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Incumbents David Zaccagnino and Pat Morton easily won re-election to the Holmes Beach City Commission in the Nov. 8 election. Incumbent Al Lower Taxes Robinson, seeking Jean Peelen won her bid Candidate Andy Sheridan Voters were allowed a choice on the ballot. Zaccagnino led all voters with 696 votes, while Morton had 651. Peelens 575 votes were enough to gain the third commission seat. Sheridan had 401 votes and Robinson had 326. Voter turnout was steady, but not particularly heavy said one poll worker at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. In oddnumbered election years, the city uses only one polling location. Based upon the number of votes cast, of its 3,247 registered voters cast a ballot. About 300 votes were absentee ballots, according to Astheworld Terns turn the page on year 19. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Meetings Opinions Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Streetlife PLEASE SEE CITY PIER, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE HB ELECT, PAGE 3 VOLUME 20, NO. 2 NOV. 16, 2011 FREE Veterans salute. Page 10 Morton Zaccagnino PeelenArtful jump. Page 8Coquina cell tower talk resurfaces. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 Market proposal resurfaces in BB. Page 5 Our opinion, your opinions. Page 6 Chamber presents business awards. Page 9 Community announcements. Page 12 Day by day. Page 14 Island police blotter. Page 17 Loggerhead nesting year report. Page 19 Openings, additions, events. Page 20 Crafty turkeys, lunch menu. Page 22 Sports: Basketball Page 24 AM City Pier boardwalk opensBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter An 800-foot-long boardwalk on the shore at the Anna Maria City Pier was opened by city and Florida Department of TransportaOctober. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick, who spearheaded the $859,000 grant that funded the project and chaired its committee, said the boardwalk would not have happened without volunteer dedication. wasnt anybody on the committee who didnt put in a lot of time working out the details, Members of the Anna Maria Transportation Enhancement Grant Committee, which planned the 800-foot-long boardwalk at the city pier, cut the ribbon Nov. 7. The boardwalk has been in use since early October. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin she said. The committee met monthly for about four years, Mattick said, with a laugh. number of revisions before the city commission Shaughnessy, Breuler to take oath John Shaughnessy was set to take the oath of office to become Bradenton Beachs next mayor at 1 p.m. Nov. 14. The short program was to take place after The Islander went to press this week. Commissioner Gay Breuler, Ward 1, also was to take the 107 Gulf Drive N. She is beginning her second term. Neither Breuler nor Shaughnessy, who succeeds Bob Bartelt, faced opposition in their election bids this month. In the coming weeks, the city commission must appoint a Ward 3 commissioner to succeed Janie Robertson, who could not run again because of a city term-limit rule. No one geographic wards in the city with a high number of part-time residents and rental properties. Breuler ShaughnessyWoodland Quam SueLynn PLEASE SEE AM ELECT, PAGE 2Boaters nd body Boaters found an unidentified mans shine Skyway Bridge and the north tip of Anna Maria Island. The discovery was made Nov. 12, in the afternoon. on Nov. 14, as The Islander went to press. There also were plans for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. A report from the Manatee County Sherfoul play. Veterans Flounder Page 25

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2 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER BEACH BONUS! BEACH BONUS! Anna Marias beautiful beaches have so very much to offer. Now we humbly add a special bonus iPass. iPass is your ticket to exclusive weekly offers from up to 10 Islander advertisers and is yours FREE when you subscribe to The Islander e-edition. iPass even delivers access to restricted-information online including The Islanders valuable archives. Start enjoying your bonus today. Order your online iPass subscription to The Islander. The Islander e-edition is $36 for an entire year! Annual (snail) mail subscriptions are $54. Complete your subscription order at www.islander.org today! Inquiries: 941.778.7978 or www.islander.org.Photo: Jack Elka Ami Islander 05/31/2011Exp. AM ELECTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Memorial Community Church. A few people voted when the poll opened at 7 a.m., but most voters began arriving later in the morning in ones and twos. That pace held up through most of the day, the worker said. Woodland said he was pleased to be re-elected to best interests of the city. I want to thank all my supporters for their trust. ing for the newly elected commissioners will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. A commission work session is scheduled for 6 p.m. following the organizational meeting. Early voting at Roser Memorial Community Church on election day. them down, Woodland said. SueLynn, who served two terms as Anna Maria mayor from 2002 to 2006, said she was glad that voters Im pleased to be back in a position where I can have an impact on our city, and I want to thank all my supporters. Yetter, a member of the citys planning and zoning I would like to congratulate SueLynn on her elections in solving issues and in eliminating the paralysis analysis, that sometimes occurs on the commission, Yetter said. She also thanked her supporters and pledged to remain active on the P&Z board and in the community. Quam, who was re-elected to his sixth term, said have shown in him and his work. The swearing-in ceremony and organizational meetFormer Anna Maria Commissioner Carol Ann Magill talks with Dale Woodland, who was campaigning for reelection outside Roser Memorial Community Church Nov. 8. Woodland won another term. Islander Election Photos: Lisa Neff Nancy Yetter, center, campaigns with Pat and Don Jablonski near Roser Memorial Community Church, where voters cast ballots for Anna Maria city commission candidates Nov. 8.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 3 approved a plan in March 2010. Mattick wrote the grant application before she was elected to the commission in 2006. The grant was approved by the DOT in 2007 for funding in its 2010-11 budget cycle. gram for new projects, but disbursement of the funds and construction was administered by the DOT. The plan also included two new shelters, and revision of the parking lot to add more spaces, make parking safer and create additional handicap parking spaces. Since the boardwalk opened, its been a success, she said. Ive seen little kids running on it because mom and dad knew it was safe for them, she said. Ive had people come up to me and say how great it looks, and how easy they can park and walk to the pier. The pier has a ramp for wheelchairs, and people can now park nearby and watch the activities on the pier and in Tampa Bay waters without making the long trip out to the pier end, Mattick said. she concluded. Four people were waiting at 7 a.m. for the polling line, who said he was on his way to work, and Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. The candidates arrived early, too, with Morton and The candidates presented their message to arriving voters with signs, T-shirts and conversation, but kept themselves the required 100 feet from the polling station. Zaccagnino later said the voter turnout was slow but steady most of the day, and there was no waiting to vote. After the results were posted, Zaccagnino thanked his supporters and said there were a number of good candidates. Im thankful for election to my fourth term and said. Morton praised his campaign workers, and those I wont let them down, he said. Peelen said she owed her victory to listening to quite a few people as she walked around the city during her campaign. Im excited and grateful to be elected. I want to thank everyone who came out and voted, and everyone who voted for me. Im ready to get to work. Sheridan said there were a number of good candidates from which voters could choose. He said he will continue to attend city meetings, provide public input and work on behalf of the city. Robinson angered other candidates for implying commissioners did not make sound economic decisions and for criticizing the police department budget. His renewed campaign promise to lower taxes and other claims apparently rang untrue among voters. Holmes Beach will hold a swearing-in ceremony and organizational meeting of the commission at 8 a.m. commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. HB ELECT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CITY PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Holmes Beach City Commission candidate Jean Peelen greets a voter arriving to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to cast her ballot Nov. 8. Peelen was one of three to win in Holmes Beach that day. Islander Election Photos: Lisa Neff SueLynn talks with voter Jennifer Cascardo outside Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria. Former Mayor SueLynn was one of three to win a seat on the Anna Maria City Commission Nov. 8.

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4 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER Meetings Community notices, events Attention community organization representatives: The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information. Anna Maria City meeting. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach ing. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach nizational 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 sion. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org. Of Interest meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall. CANCELED meeting, Anna Maria City Hall. are closed Nov. 24-25. Send notices to Lisa Neff at lisaneff@islander.org. 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 Coquina cell tower talk resurfacesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter ton Beach and Manatee County representatives the possibility of building a telecommunications tower at Coquina Beach Bayside. quarters, which opened earlier this year. issues and a telecommunications installation has been proposed at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. But the project has opposition. Last week, the Longboat Key Zoning Board of and site plan applications to the village were complete. And earlier in October, during a work session the prospect of a telecommunications installation at the marine rescue building came up. Longboat Key Mayor Jim Brown asked whether the county still had an interest in a tower at the location which is county-managed property in Bradenton Beachs jurisdiction. County assistant administrator Karen Windon answered that a telecommunications tower has been explored at the staff level, but would not be pursued if the economics dont work out. County Commissioners Carol Whitmore and John Chappie, both Island residents, suggested then that Longwhere the commission adopted a new telecommunications ordinance in May. Last week, Longboat Key town manager Dave Bull ock said his to-do list includes discussions with BradenBradenton Beach commissioners adopted a new ordinance after determining that prior regulations were outdated and receiving several invitations from companies interested in expanding wireless telecommunications on the south end of the Island. The ordinance allows for a cell tower on government property, and that could only happen after an applicant met a long list of criteria. The 29-page document, which took about a year to draft, amends the land-development code and establishes a uniform and comprehensive set of standards for the development and installation of telecommunications towers, antennas and related facilities. The measure: permit from the city before the construction of a telecommunications facility. communications facilities. aesthetic and visual impacts of a telecommunications facility. explaining the need for a proposed facility. tower to government-owned property. required by the FAA. mum height of a proposed tower. photographs of a tower be provided before a public hear ing on a permit. About two years ago, when officials discussed a tower at Coquina Bayside, representatives from several telecommunications companies expressed doubt that there would be enough customers in the coverage area

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 5 Live The Lifestyle Youve Always Dreamed Of FROM 1,866 2,642 SFNew Maintenance-Free Homes in NW Bradenton from the $270s, Just Minutes from Beaches, Parks and Downtown. FRESH NEW FLOOR PLANS ENDLESS SUMMER 2,163 SF CBC 1256375 Dont miss out! This is your last chance to buy a brand new home in beautiful northwest Bradenton!1805 88th Court NW, Bradenton, FL 34209 Phone 941-792-5333 Market proposal moves to Bradenton Beach agendaBB comp plan changes get OKBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach city commissioners Nov. 17 will take up a proposal from the Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki to hold a Sunday market through the winter-spring season. The market is proposed for the same day and similar hours as the Bridge Street Market, which was established chants group. The application for a special event permit proposes a market in the chickee hut and outside the restaurant, 900 By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Bradenton Beachs amended comprehensive plan a document that was years in the making recently gained the approval of the Florida State Land Planning Agency. The state department last week mailed notice of its City staff delivered the plan to the state for review in late August, following the city commissions approval of the document, which under state mandate had to be updated with evaluation and appraisal report amendments. State law requires that municipalities have a comprehensive plan and, from time to time, evaluate that plan for any necessary changes, submit proposed updates for state review and then incorporate them into the plan. The city was in the updating process for eight years, much of the time with a consultant that exited the EAR process in 2010. To complete the update, the city worked with ZNS Engineering, which trimmed the plan from 27 pages to 10 and incorporated state-required elements dealing with water use and the city-state waterfront partnership. It contains city maps for land use, future land use, The document also contains goals, objectives and policies on future land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, conservation, recreation, intergovernmental affairs and capital improvements. For much of this year and part of next year, city staff, commissioners, planning and zoning board members and ZNS are revising the land development code and a series of related ordinances. Gulf Drive N., on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 through April 29. The Bridge Street Market takes place at 107 Bridge St. on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gulf Drive Cafes market would feature arts and crafts, produce and olive oils and apparel. The Bridge Street Market also features arts and crafts, produce and other foods, apparel and accessories. BSM president Jo Ann Meilner said of the Gulf Drive Cafe application, Im not happy about it. She objected to trying to start another market where we already have one. A permit request from Nancy Ambrose, former Bridge Street Market manager, for a similar market on Sundays in Holmes Beach was denied by the Holmes Beach City Commission Oct. 25. As of Islander press time, Peter Barreda of the Gulf Drive Cafe had not responded to calls, but several former Bridge Street Market vendors said they want another venue, and maintained that two open-air markets would The way open-air markets work is business begets business, said craftswoman Val Gratias. The commission meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 17, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. The agenda also includes: waste collection at Coquina Beach Jan. 28. citys ordinance code to comply with a new state law. regulations. private-public docks and clearing alleys. Memorial Library for termite control. to promote a strongman contest at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Dec. 4. meeting set for Dec. 15.

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Opinion Your Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,450 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. To join the conversation, use the direct link to our Facebook fan page at www.islander.org. Are you happy with the Anna Maria Island election results? Why or why not? Sure liked the winner standing on the corner in Holmes Beach this morning at 7:30 a.m. with a Thank You sign. Dee Graham Congratulations to Dale Woodland. Natasha Joffer As long as they get a hold on this crazy rental situation that is taking over the Island! Congrats to all the winners. Dawn Kozash Turning a page Were turning the page on 19 years, but not before we toot our horn again. We thought a great way to launch our 20th year of publishing, given the fact we took home best of show at the Florida Press Awards in July, would be to take a run at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce nominees. Well, that effort took us over the moon. The Islander is winner of the 2012 medium business of the year category, and we couldnt be more pleased to share the chamber stage with friends Mike Sales, small business winner, and all the crew at Galati Marine, the winner among large businesses. ists. As we learned, the process is no cake walk, the interview is rigorous, the competition is all deserving, and there was no lack of anxiety in the dinner chatter leading up to the announcements. We feel lucky. And honored. As with the FPA award, were humbled. Weve earned many journalism and advertising awards in 19 years from the FPA, where we compete with our peers. But the chamber competition wasnt in our sights until this year, largely because we chose not to compete with those we serve our newsmakers and advertisers. As many chamber members know, The Islander has a great ambassador in advertising executive Toni Lyon, who has made great strides and takes great pride in establishing the very best relationships with the chamber and the business community. This also weighed in our decision to compete for the chamber prize this year. The entire staff of The Islander deserves this recognition, from Lisa Williams, who provides customer work behind the scenes and the reporting staff. cal reporters anywhere, going far beyond the mark in the service they provide the public our readers. Two members of our delivery crew have been with the newspaper 19 years, and writer Kevin Cassidy has been covering youth sports almost that long. Its because theyre the best, that we can say we are the best. This newspaper has much to be thankful for in its endeavors to serve the Anna Maria Island community. The BEST community. So, please, turn the page. We look forward to another year. Doggie doo, doggie dont Here we go again a doggie poop problem in the I was there three times last week with my two black each morning, around 10:30, there were fresh poops from a smaller dog on the grass. On the other side of large mound of poop. We dog owners, regulars, know that picking up is obligatory. And we know that leaving doggie poop around is unhealthy, as well as disgusting. So I speak to those dog owners who dont know or dont care. and are grateful to the city of Holmes Beach, who have dog pick up bags outside each gate for our convenience. If you are a visitor or new to the Island, please read the instructions by each gate. Pick up after your dog. Its very clear. And please, dont hesitate to remind others, it is a community responsibility for all dog owners.. Denise Johnson, Holmes Beach Well behaved dogs and owners are welcomed into the Islander File Photo: Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 7 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. 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Architect Ernie Dreher of SMRT Architectural Design of Sarasota indicated there was interest in saving the auditorium, but none of the buildings had historical value. to replace the former restaurant at Marina and Gulf drives, reached a settlement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tidemark had appealed an earlier DEP ruling denying a permit for dredging and seawall construction, claiming the seabottom belonged to the project. The agreement would allow construction and dredging to start shortly thereafter. tained no disclaimer, and the supervisor of elections said the mail-out would be illegal if they were the product of another candidate. 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 Were celebrating 24 grrrreat years!Disney legend joins folk art festival in Cortez By Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter place at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, will feature a variety of attractions, including more than 20 arts and crafts vendors, local music and food. museum selling commemorative stamps one featuring a sailboat, celebrating the history of the museum, But the stamps wont be the only Disney presence at the festival. Bradenton resident and former Disney artist Al Konetzni will attend and sign autographs. The event hosts will offer chances to win two original works by Konetzni, including a lineup of clasof the images featured on the postage stamps. I do it all for free. I dont sell my work, Konetzni said. Konetzni donates his work to various local charities on a regular basis. Konetzni, 96, was hired by Disney as an idea-man for products involving Disney characters in 1953. He thought his stay there would be brief, but it turned into a career spanning 30 years and many achievements. Among Konetznis accomplishments, the greatest may be his design of the Walt Disney School Bus Lunch Box. More than 9 million of the lunch boxes were sold, a product record that has yet to be topped. After retiring in 1980, Konetzni moved to the Sarasota-Bradenton area, where he worked for a time as a consultant to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. In 1999, Konetzni was made a Disney Legend, a Its truly an honor to stand alongside the great talent that has been given that name, he said. This is the fifth year that Konetzni will be involved with the festival. Its always an honor when they invite me, he said. I hope to continue to return. One of Konetznis original works depicts the series ried by Disney characters. Islander Photos: Thomas Aposporos II Al Konetzni in his Bradenton home with his work, and a poster of himself with the Disney lunch box he designed. Al Konetzni

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8 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 Come join us in celebrating our two-year Anniversary! Thursday Nov. 17OPEN HOUSE 11-820% OFF ALL RETAIL PRODUCTS. ACCOMMODATIONS Tortuga Inn Beach & Tradewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www.tortugainn.com 941-778-6611 www.tradewinds-resort.com Haleys Motel An Island jewel with 1950s charm and 21st century amenities. Perfect for all weddings and reunions. 941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824 www.haleysmotel.com Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECT LY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s Island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.com www.bungalowbeach.com i.wedBEAUTY & WELLNESS Acqua Aveda Salon Spa Store Hair, nails, makeup, skin and massage for the bride and the entire bridal party. 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-5400 www.acquaaveda.com CATERING Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill & Restaurant Well cater your affair with Caribbean flair! 941-779-1930 www.bananacabanaseafood.com JEWELRY Bridge Street Jewelers The Islands full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The finest wedding photography, since 1980. Studio located at 315 58th St. Holmes Beach. Vi sit my Web site at www 1 WEDDING/RECEPTIONS Rotten Ralphs Restaurants Now offering catering and banquet facilities for weddings and private parties. 941-778-3953. The Islander Wedding Directory TO ADVERTISE, CONTACT IWED EXPERT TONI L 5 Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, & guest accommodations all in one location. www.queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.com 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL ATTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily. 941-792-3366 ArtsHOP skips around AMI, touching variety of venues Artist Charles ONeil demonstrates his skills with wire-working in the Anna Maria Island Art League courtyard during the artsHOP gallery walk. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff Volunteers with the Island Players and Off-Stage Ladies join in the artsHOP Gallery Walk, offering beads to guests. Later Nov. 11 and on Nov. 12, the Island Players staged a one-man play at the Anna Maria theater and the Off-Stage Ladies served coffee and desserts. November featured artist Charles Hlawatsch welcomes guests to the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Cultural Connections, a coalition of local arts groups and supporting businesses, sponsored the three-day artsHOP. Concert master Natasha Vasilieva and other musicians which took place Nov. 13. On Dec. 18, AMICCO presents A Classical Holiday, featuring holiday-themed music, including portions of Messiah. Boat-builder Bob Pitt talks with visitors Nov. 12 at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, which featured a boat show in partnership with the Florida Maritime Museum and Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage in Cortez. Pitt is with the villages boatworks program.

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12 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) 10-8 Sun-Thu, 9-9 Fri-Sat 941-792-3366 Next to Tylers Ice Cream www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach!BEACHSHOP The BEACH SHOP BEACH The The Registration open for dodgeball tournament The Anna Maria Island Community Center is holding a dodgeball tournament Nov. 25-26. The deadline to register a team is Nov. 21. Teams of up to eight people are forming, and the cost to register a team is $60. The center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call Ryan Hogan at 941-7781908, ext. 9219.Redistricting topic of Democratic lunch The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet for lunch at noon Monday, Nov. 21, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Pete Tannen, president of the local chapter of the Americal Civil Liberties Union, will speak on redistricting. Tannen has been president of the local ACLU the past seven years and hosts a weekly radio show. The public is welcome to attend. Lunch is $15. For more information, call club president Harry Kamberis at 941-779-0564. Team Sandtastic works on a super-sized sand sculpture, part of the 2010 Sandblast celebration on the beach. Team Sandtastic arrives to Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, this week to build a sculpture and assist with the Sandblast competition Nov. 19. Islander File Photo: Lisa NeffReserve Roser dinner now Roser Memorial Community Church is inviting members of the community for a Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria on Nov. 24. Limited seating is available. Reservations must be made by calling the church at 941-778-0414. Heating up the club kitchen Brisket Chili. Pictured from left are: Havlik, Angela Romanski, Duncan, Fred Miller, Carol Duncan, Laura PurSandblast to begin building sand castlesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter They sculpt sand by the seashores. And this week, the members of Team Sandtastic return to Anna Maria Island to build an 80-ton sand sculpture, lead sand-sculpting clinics and assist with the annual Sandblast sculpting competition set for Nov. 19. The activities will take place at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In recent years, Sandblast took place in the 100 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach, just south of the BeachHouse and across from city hall. Sandblast, organized by Keep Manatee Beautiful, begins Nov. 17 with the arrival of Team Sandtastic, a professional sand-sculpting team with numerous awards, including a Guinness World Record. In July 1998, for Georgia Stone Mountain Park, Team Sandtastic created the tallest sand castle ever hand built in less than 100 hours. The castle stood at just under 29 feet tall. Team Sandtastic will work for at least three days on the sculpture, as well as conduct free clinics for amateur sculptors from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 17-18. The Sandblast competition takes place Nov. 19, with about 24 teams arriving at about 8 a.m. to select plots and prepare for the sculpting that begins at 9 a.m. will sculpt until 1 p.m., when judges survey the work and award prizes for the best free-form, nautical and holiday entries. The event coincides with a recycled art exhibit at the beach celebrating America Recycles Day. For more information, or to enter a team in Sandblast, go to www.manateebeautiful.com. Sponsorship costs $300. 12th & East Home presents 3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA AT THE BEACH 941.778.7440 12thandEastHome.com5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217NOVEMBER 17THCome sip & snack while viewing some of Anna Maria Islands young artists! This month we will be featuring local artist:* B OB REI BER Itll be a Fall blast! Join us for a live raku firing, and hearty soup served up by The Feast.5:00:00 PMEvent catered by: The Feast

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 13 Island happenings Accepting Major Credit & ATM Cards IN-STOCK Citizens Watches and Estate Jewelry 40 % OFF We buy your unwanted silver and gold! 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today $18 $76 Also available in 14K gold Prices subject to change HA NDCRA FTED WISH BONE EARRINGS S terling S ilver WINE FLIGHTSTrolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton BeachGarden club hosts mid-week plant sale The Anna Maria Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The club will sell native plants, perennials, annuals and baskets. A new feature of the event will be an opportunity for shoppers to ask an expert member about plants and Florida gardening. For more information, call Maureen McCormick at 941-567-5530. Family camp re planned at preserve Families are invited to join naturalist Aedan Stockat Robinson preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Families will watch the sunset from the observation tower before learning about the preserve nightlife and star gazing. The night will end with storytelling around a campThe gathering is free to attend, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Melissa Cain Nell at 941-742-5757, ext. 4.Cortez gears up for folk art festival Anastasia races down Tylers ice cream in the 2010 Cortez Folk Art Festival ice cream-eating contest. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rob Alderson Cortez is putting on a homestyle, homegrown folk festival this weekend, with plenty of fun, food and musick built in alongside some nifty folk art offerings. in February. place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Cortez. The festival features arts and crafts vendors, live music and food. There is a $2 entry fee to the festival. Performing this year are Myakka Blue Grass, Burke Brothers, Passerine, Andrew Eddie, Soupy Davis and Main Hatch Motley Crew. Tylers Ice Cream will hold an ice cream-eating contest for adults and children. There will be guided tours of the FISH Preserve and Florida Maritime Museum, as well as free family portrait photographs by Richard Estabrook in the museum garden. New this year is a U.S. Postal Service stamp cancellation from the Florida Maritime Museum and Cortez This year there also will be a festival after hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the FISH Boatworks for festival participants to unwind after providing the days festivities. The museum is at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. For more information, contact Ted Adams at 941708-6120.Meet, greet three thriller authors Oceanview Publishing is hosting a meet-and-greet Bruns from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Mediterranean Plaza in Longboat Key. Each author is releasing a new thriller and will sign copies of his newest novel. penned Collateral Damage, and Larsen has authored Fly by Night. The plaza is at 595 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. For more information, call 941-387-8500. Center wedding party a mystery Nov. 19 The Anna Maria Island Community Centers next wedding event will be fraught with twisted tales, sudden death and a mysterious cast of characters as it presents Till Death Do Us Part, a murder-mystery party. The public is invited to participate in the faux wedding reception from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 19 and women are encouraged to wear any old bridesmaid dress still hanging in a closet. The cast of characters includes Shannon Dell as bride Brenda Anne-Marie, who marries Edward Crock, played by Damir Glavan. The wedding party features Jason Hrnak, Monica Simpson, Kacey Freeman, Amy Smith and Sal Ortega. Chris Grumley will portray a detective and Balazs Varga will portray the wedding DJ. Also at the reception will be a society columnist played by Erin Heckler. Tickets to the interactive dinner theater cost $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. LeeRoy Selmons will cater dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call Aris Thompson at 941778-1908.Potluck dinner to foster literacyThe Anna Maria Island chapter of Dining for Women will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Dining for Women is a giving circle focused upon changing the world one dinner at a time. The Islands Dining for Women group meets the third Thursday of every month. Participants bring a dish and donate to DFW the amount of money one might have spent going out to dinner. Members learn a little about the donor program, before enjoying dinner and conversation. Project, which serves 61 tribal villages in a remote area of Orissa. For more information or to attend, call Jean Peelen at 941-896-5827.Privateers seek holiday parade participants The Anna Maria Island Privateers will lead a parade through the three Island cities from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. entry is free, an application form is required. holiday season and have signage to introduce the entry to the crowds of people lining the streets along the way. No marching or walking groups can be accommodated. The parade admits only pedaled or motorized vehicles. At the end of the parade route, the Privateers will host a holiday party with Santa Claus aboard their ship for visits with the jolly St. Nick and gifts for children. The Privateers also will provide free hot dogs and soda for the kids. Adults are asked to pay a nominal fee for refreshments. Parade entry forms are available on the AMIP website at www.amiprivateers.org. For more information, call Greg and Sue Luzier at 941-752-5973 or Kathy Griffenkrantz at 941-761-4325.

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14 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDERiSlAnDeR cAlEnDaRWednesday, Nov. 16 9 to 11:30 a.m. Anna Maria Island Garden Club plant sale at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-567-5530. 5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-0777. Fee applies. Thursday, Nov. 17 5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting and recycled art clinics at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272. 6 to 8 p.m. Dining for Women potluck giving circle at the Sandpiper Resort Coop Clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Friday, Nov. 18 5 to 6 p.m. Sand-sculpting and recycled art clinics at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272. Saturday, Nov. 19 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sand-sculpting competition at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recycled art exhibit and sale at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Till Death Do Us Part murder mystery dinner at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Monday, Nov. 21 Noon Pete Tannen, president of the local chapter of American Civil Liberties Union, will speak to the Anna Maria Island Democratic club at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564. Fee applies. Ongoing: excursions for kids ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-7853. 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. Information: 941-778-4400. 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. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941799-2181. Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941526-6789. beach access. Information: 941-794-6723. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. hour at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach, through Dec. 10. Information: 941-779-1208. Off-Island Wednesday, Nov. 16 8 to 11 a.m. Winged migration bird-watching tour with Dan Irizarry at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501. 10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild meeting with a presentation by Sarasota Opera members at IMG Academies Golf and Country Information: 941-722-4438. 6 to 8 p.m. Meet-and-greet with authors Ward Larsen, H. 595 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-8500. Friday, Nov. 18 9:30 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild presents a prelude to the Sarasota Operas winter season at its meeting at Westminster Shores, 1700 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-1680. Fee applies. 5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception for the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society exhibit at the Durante Gallery, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn about nightlife at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501 ext. 4. 7 p.m. Pinstripes and Penguins cocktail party with music Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441 ext. 365. Fee applies. Saturday, Nov. 19 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday Angel Bazaar at the Longboat Island Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Pastor Rosemary W. Backer Fellowship follows Sunday 9:30 service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday Song Service 5 PMImmigration Lawwww.usimmigrationteam.com 345 6th Ave. W., Bradenton 941-773-1523Tom@USimmigrationteam.com Tom Goldman, J.D., L.L.M. Anna Maria City Pier RestaurantPlanks on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier are available exclusively at www.islander.org 2710 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach 941.778.1010, toll free 800.206.6293 www.cedarcoveresort.com email: info@cedarcoveresort.com On Beautiful Anna Maria Island From kitchen to community tableFrances Fleet, Jean Knopp, Marcia Powers and Suzanne Pescitelli peel potatoes in preparation for the ninth annual community Thanksgiving dinner served by volunteers in the fellowship hall at Roser Memorial Commuby calling 941-778-0414. The dinner is at 2 p.m. Nov. 24. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 15 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 9 AM Adult Sunday School 10 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Come see the di ff erence for yourself! www.IslandDentalSpa.com Creating beautiful smiles for over 17 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Dr. Ya tros has appeared on ABC 7, NBC 8 and WB 38 Therapy the dentist Dr. Gy Ya trosRestore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your smile. decor treasures kitsch & suchcollectibles, antiques, furnishings, local art and Island memorabillia.... and a portion of proceeds helps send relief to Haiti....Find us! 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941 778.7978 Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Folk Arts Festival at the Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120. Fee applies. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Treasures Thrift Shop anniversary celebraInformation: 941-792-5500. Coming Up: Church. Welcome baby MooreMom Jenny Moore brings 1 1/2-week-old June Elyse Jordan, 3, and father Capt. Justin Moore, as well as grandfather Capt. Scott Moore, were along for burgers. The Moores live in Holmes Beach, and the captains are Bonner Joy Pirates of CoquinaThe Anna Maria Island Privateers Big John RedThieves Market of the season, held at Coquina Beach Nov. 12. The market featured vendors selling collectibles, housewares, apparel and accessories, as well as the Privateers selling burgers, Buck-an-Ear cornon-the-cob and baked goods, in addition to barbecue. The next market will be at the same location on the beach on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff Entering Doors IIArtist Ted Baird of Bradenton Beach with Kids at the Aquarium, one of two art pieces he created for nections. The door was displayed at the Island Players theater during artsHOP weekend. Organizers plan to auction more than two dozen doors Nov. 18 at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, during the monthly Pine Avenue Porch Party. Islander Photo: Lisa Neffmunity Center. Dec. 2, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House. Dec. 17, Wheres Woody? Holiday Sidewalk Sale at The Islander and Island Shopping Center for local artists. Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. Community notices, events Attention community organization representatives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information.

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Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE2 jailed on weapons, burglary chargesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter Two men remained in the Manatee County jail on weapons and burglary charges after an early Nov. 6 arrest in Holmes Beach. Nathaniel Garrison Riggs, 18, of Bradenton, faces cupied structure. Andre Romilus, 18, of Bradenton, faces charges of burglary to a structure, burglary to a vehicle, possession of marijuana and violation of probation. A third person arrested is a juvenile, and HBPD did not release his name. The HBPD reported that at about 3 a.m., a resident reported a suspicious situation near 83rd Street and Marina Drive, where a vehicle was parked in the grass. light, apparently looking for something in the grass. The resident opened a door and called out, prompting the young man to get into the vehicle, which then traveled south on Marina Drive. followed a vehicle, requiring the driver to stop on Marina Drive near the Island Branch Library. The HBPD report said Riggs, Romilus and a juvenile were inside the vehicle, wearing dark clothes and in possession of two black gym bags. observed a burned marijuana cigarette, which prompted an order for the occupants to step out of the car. In a search of the vehicle, HBPD found jewelry, coins, empty jewelry boxes, a white safe with the door removed in the trunk, a loaded 9 mm pistol under a seat and another marijuana joint in an air vent. In the safe, HBPD found a Social Security card for a woman who lives in Palmetto. The Palmetto Police Police use Taser to arrest manIsland-Cortez-Perico road advisories east of the Harbour Isle entrance to Bristol Bay Drive will continue this week. The Florida Department of Transportation project includes resurfacing of SR 64 at the Perico Boulevard intersection and installation of new curbs and gutters, ing of the road at that location. Crews will be working primarily between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., but some daytime activity is expected, a DOT at night, and motorists should expect minor delays. the DOT said. In Holmes Beach, construction of a new sidewalk under way. The DOT said motorists could expect occasional lane closures on East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue in the 2012. Flaggers will be present to direct motorists and pedestrians should plan alternate routes during construction. In Anna Maria, the North Shore Drive-Palm Avenue intersection remains closed as Manatee County Utilities in early December. Detour signs are posted. In Cortez, the eastbound outside lane of State Road be closed occasionally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Nov. 16. Manatee County crews will be The DOT also announced that the Florida Highway Patrol has a Click-it or Ticket campaign Nov. 14-21. FHP ing a seatbelt, the DOT said. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter A 71-year-old man was taken into custody Nov. 4 after allegedly punching a Bradenton Beach Police The incident occurred in the 1700 block of Gulf Drive South, and ended with the arrest of Richard Luedke, of no known address. He faces charges of disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law Luedke, according to police incident reports, was intoxicated when he punched a Bradenton Beach The officer had approached Luedke after being told by two people about a man lying on the beach. The officers report indicated that he asked Luedke if he needed help and the man responded with profanities. The officer told the man that hed have to move along, and the man refused. cer used pepper spray. In a struggle that ensued, Luedke call for assistance. BBPD and Holmes Beach Police Department. were placing Luedke on the ground to apply handcuffs, and the suspect still was resisting. Luedke to stop resisting. Reports indicated that Luedke laid on his hands so that he could not be cuffed and shouted profanities at police. the probes striking Luedke in the back. Luedke still resisted and was stunned a second and then third time. He was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment and then the Manatee County jail with bond set at $2,620. Luedke was scheduled for arraignment at the Manatee County Judicial Center in Bradenton on Dec. 9. Luedke WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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18 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER Peruse our great collection of vintage hats DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment Cooler weather has arrived. And you know you need a change all of these stores have the best of anything you might be looking for, and then some. Steffs Stuff has moved to the Centre Shops on Longboat Key. Shes excited about the new digs and has all kinds of selections. Make sure you stop in say, Hello. Youll find her at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than 50 dealers offering vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of the areas top stops, and we always enjoy shopping the unique offerings. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Antiques say its never too soon to start thinking about the holidays. Dress up holiday meals with vintage aprons, which are 25 percent off. Get ready for the cold with 25 percent off heavy coats, suits and jackets for men and women. And dont forget to ask about the frequent shopper card. Tide and Moon at AMI Plaza has beautiful silver and pearl Anna Maria Island Pendants in stock they are hand crafted by Laura herself. What a Find! is just a fabulous quality consignwhat they were looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and appointments a day, the content in the shop is constantly changing! Check it out! And youll be saying Wow, What a Find! Community Thrift Shop is now open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And if youre looking to redecorate, theres plenty of furniture to choose from. Happy shoppingenjoy. Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. E. 941-708-0913CobwebsAntiques and More ART AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Art League941-320-1786 Tiki & Kittys Jewelry Tide and Moon NEW Sterling & Pearl Anna Maria Island Pendant! Find it only at Tide and Moon, handmade by artist Laura Shely. Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! say its never too soon to start thinking about the holidays. Dress up holiday meals with vintage aprons, which are 25 percent off. Get ready for Tiki & Kittys Tiki & Kittys Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store 5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-2 What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & Treasures LCBUY~SELL~CONSIGNMENT941.383.1901rive Unit 101 L Ground-breaking for Perico Bay clubhouseThe Perico Bay Club association board members recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new clubhouse. The original clubhouse was razed and the new facility is expected to open in January 2013. From left are board members Russ Stanley, John Daddio, Penny Bray, Peter Coates and Dick Kuster. Islander Photo: Courtesy Perico Bay ClubWaiting for twilightCoen Moore, 5, looks on as brother Ronnie, 7, alongside Holmes Beach City Hall. They are being aided by Jonathan Sabin, a member of the Local Group of Deep Sky Observers. The Bradenton-Sarasota based astronomy enthusiasts host monthly Sidewalk Astronomy nights evenings of deep space observation which are open to the public. The next Holmes Beach LGDSO gathering will be Feb. 25, 2012, in the same location. To learn more about the group, visit www.LGDSO.com. Islander Photo: Thomas Aposporos II Walking the plank ABOVE: Annis Marine contractors install planks on the Anna Maria City Pier planks engraved with names, memorials and remembrances purchased with help from The Islander. Orders have now exceeded 600. They have been installed in batches of 80-100 since March, and approximately 400 planks remain for sale. To order a plank, visit www.islander.org and click on the red ad on the right side of the main page that indicates order pier planks here. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 19The Martini BistroAnna Maria Island, FL www.FinsBar.com (941) 779-1000 Reservationswww.The Martini Bistro.com5337 Gulf Dr, Holmes BeachOpen at 11:30amLunch Specials www.FinsBar.com www.FinsBar.com .com Open at 11:30am 11:30am Lunch Specials Lunch Specials www.FinsBar.com www.FinsBar.com .com Open at 11:30am 11:30am Lunch Specials Lunch Specials $1 Beer til 3pm Monday 14th Fins Sports Specials Pitcher & 20 Wings $19.95Tuesday 15th The Bistro Wine Tasting 5-7 Live Music: Larry RichWednesday 16th Island Rum/Cocktail Promo Live Music: Mike SalesThursday 17th Big Screen Live Concert $1 Beer All NightFriday 18th Pizza Specials Live Music: Island Swing Band 5:30 Saturday 19th Ladies 50% off Fins Cocktails from 10pm-Midnight Live Music: Local Celebrity Band 9Sunday 20th Wake up to Bloody Mary Specials & Football all day & Dr. Dave at 8:30 State updating gopher tortoise planA gopher tortoise. On the Web The state is accepting comments on the gopher tortoise management plan through Nov. 28 at share. t. For more information on the gopher tortoise, go to e. By Lisa Neff Islander Reporter The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is updating its plan for a state threatened species known to nest on Anna Maria Island the gopher tortoise. The update is due in 2012. In advance of the revision, the state is surveying citizens, inviting people to share thoughts on improving conservation of the gopher plan. The state maintains that during the past four years, more than 36,000 acres of gopher tortoise habitat has been restored each year. Additionally, more than 4,000 gopher tortoises were relocated in advance of land development. The current plan guided us well in achieving measurable progress in conserving the gopher tortoise in Florida, said Dr. Elsa Haubold, leader of the FWCs species conservation planning division. Wildlife experts say the fate of about 350 other Florida species is tied to the conservation of the gopher tortoise. The tortoise, which lives up to 60 years, creates extensive burrows, which Islanders can easily spot from the east edge of sunny areas near the beach. The burrows average 15 feet in length and 6.5 feet in depth, and the tortoise shares its space with other animals, including the indigo snake and burrowing owl. A survey conducted in an environmental analysis for a planned natural gas pipeline and deepwater port off Anna Maria Island noted, Gopher tortoises have been observed along the entire length of Anna Maria Island.Average nesting year for loggerhead sea turtlesBy Lisa Neff Islander Reporter years for two federally endangered sea turtle species and an average year for the loggerhead, the turtle most common to Anna Maria Island. The sea turtle nesting season ended Oct. 31. In most coastal locations where nesting is monitored, the last nests hatched earlier in the month. In a preliminary analysis of the season, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported a record high nest count for green turtles. Since 1989, green turtle nests have ranged from 267 to this years peak at 10,701. On the Island, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and nest in years. The nest was found on Coquina Beach but due to renourishment activity on the beach, AMITW volunteers moved the nest northward on the beach. About 100 hatchlings emerged from the nest Sept. 11 but became disoriented and were collected by AMITW volunteers. The hatchlings were released the next night at sunset, as a crowd of about 200 people cheered. I can only say it was a beautiful experience, said Marie Shriner, who drove from Lakewood Ranch to witness the event. The state also reported a high number of nests for leatherback turtles the count fell just shy of the previous high mark in 2009. From 1989 through 2011, leatherback nests at core index beaches numbered from 27 to 615. Were pleased with the green turtle and leatherback nesting totals in 2011, said Dr. Blair Witherington, an Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute scientist. Nesting by both species has been rising dramatically and can be attributed at least in part to major conservation efforts over the past few decades. Loggerheads, the species that nests most commonly in Florida and on Anna Maria Island, produced a nest On Anna Maria Island in 2011, volunteers documented 144 nests, 145 false crawls and 8,853 hatchlings to the sea, according to a preliminary report from AMITW executive director Suzi Fox. Since 1998, the state trend in the number of loggerhead nests is a general decline. From 1989 through 2011, annual loggerhead nests ranged from 28,074 to 59,918 nests. The trend suggests that this species has a differlenges, Witherington said. FWC works with dozens of partners to collect data about nesting sea turtles, including AMITW. Some of the organizations are government-sponsored and staffed. no staff but large numbers of volunteers. The monitors cover about 255 miles of beaches along both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Without them, we couldnt collect nesting data on such a large scale, Witherington said.

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20 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER 111 Gulf DriveBradenton Beach at the corner of Bridge Street Additional parking at rear of BridgeWalk Resortwww.bridgestreetbistroonline.comLive Entertainment Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun ISLAND TIME BAR & GRILL Bridge Street BistroJoin us for a Traditional Thanksgiving at Overlooking 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 Little Italy in the heart of Anna MariaCall ahead for menu941.896.9754314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Store Hours: Tue-Thu 11-8 Fr-Sat 11-9, Closed Sun-MonCASH-VISA-MC-AMX HOLIDAY DINNER SPECIAL Complete Thanksgiving Dinner $ 25 per person (4 person minimum) Roasted Turkey Maple Sweet Potato or Mixed Vegetable Medly Dinner Rolls Apple or Pumpkin Pie limited supply) Open Thanksgiving til 4 ITALIAN GOURMET TAKEOUT, BAKERY, PIZZERIA & ITALIAN SPECIALTIES Cookies and Cakes Good Italian food like Nonna made!Dinner Specials change, made fresh every night ~ Served after 5pm FREE Loaf of Tuscan Italian Bread with purchase of $10 or more.Limit one per customerCoffee bar goes organic When John and Nan Manos came to Anna Maria Island, they wanted to open a coffee shop with organic coffees for their patrons. They had operated a coffee shop for a number of years in Michigan and learned what people want in a good cup of coffee. They combined their love of coffee with their interest in healthy foods and lifestyles and recently opened the Divine Caffe at Vitamin Sea health food store, where a cup of organic coffee is $1. The shop is within the Vitamin Sea health food store in the Anna Maria Centre Shops on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. In addition to the fresh-brewed organic coffee, the Store manager Glenda Keene displays some of the candies available at the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315C Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Manos offer fresh-baked pumpkin bread daily. But Divine Caffe is more than one cup of coffee and a slice of pumpkin bread. Were a full-service organic coffee shop, John Manos said. We have lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, scones and cookies, to name just a few items offered at Divine Caffee. And kids love our Smoothie for Kids. Manos added. Vitamin Sea has organic teas along with vitamins, minerals, organic beauty products and health foods. A grand opening of Divine Caffe is planned around mid-December, Manos said. Our motto is Throw a buck, get a cup, Manos said with a smile, adding Start your day at Divine Caffe. The coffee shop opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 941-896-9705.Flip-op candy shop opens The Candy Stop, 315C Pine Ave., Anna Maria, has been added to the Flip-Flop Shop at the same location. Owners Mike and Susan Brinson recently expanded their space in the PAR-built property to add a full line of candies to the gift shop. Candy Stop offers gourmet jelly ers and some sweets from Great Britain. Glenda Keene, who manages the shop for the Brinsons, said kids love the jelly bean machine that allows They love those Jelly Bellys, Keene said. Jelly Belly is a specialty jelly bean not found in a lot of candy stores, she said. Candy Stop has a variety of chocolate bars, including OHenry, Clark, Snickers and Zagnut, among others. To learn more, call 941-779-0733.Harrys hosting mixer The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold Novembers business card mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest. For more information or reservations, call 941-7781541.Beach bar manager a nalist Erin Ruley, the bar manager at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, was named bartender competition. Five of the 35 regional winners will be chosen as prize of $10,000. Contestants had to make an original drink using St. Germain Elderberry liquer and Ruleys Espice de Vive margarita caught the judges attention. The drink is now being served at the BeachHouse. For more information, call 941-779-2222. Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola, or west Bradenton? How about a new product, service, anniversary or an award? Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or e-mail the information to news@islander.org. Nan and John Manos have opened the Divine Caffe full-service organic coffee shop at the Vitamin Sea health food store in the Anna Maria Island Centre Shops, 3220 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 21 OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE! Soft Ser Frozen Y CELEBRATING 26 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cortez Rd. tezSINCE 1984 (941) 778-6641 (941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm 11:30-9941.778.5092 ENJOY The Feast Restaurant Back by popular demand, The Feast presents Shrimp Fest 2011 Back by popular demand, The Feast presents Shrimp Fest 2011 And all your favorite familiar Feast dishes! Gerber Village was so named because a Gerber baby food plant was on the site before the shopping center was built. An adjoining planned residential development was not part of the purchase. Lizzie Vann Thrasher founded Organix, a company in Great Britain that manufactured organic and nutritionally complete baby foods, among other products. So there is some irony in the purchase of the property named for the former baby food plant. The Thrashers sold Organix before beginning to invest on Anna Maria Island several years ago. They maintain numerous vacation rental properties and operate the Anna Maria General Store and Deli and the Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue. According to an Asheville newspaper, the Thrashers purchased Gerber Village from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. Asheville Savings Bank loaned $3 million toward the purchase. The broker for the sale was Jeff Kenrick, formerly a resident of Holmes Beach and a residential-commercial broker on Anna Maria Island. Kenrick brokered the deal through Key Commercial Real Estate of Asheville, N.C. He owned the former Marina Pointe Realty in Anna Maria with wife Ilona Kenrick and the couple maintains investment property on Anna Maria Island. Jeff Kenrick has a Florida real estate license with Sato Real Estate in Anna Maria and also is licensed in mercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute.Shiny Fish opens with Island avor retail business is the Shiny Fish Emporium, 306B Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and the store is dedicated to all things islandy. She and business partner Renitia Bertoluzzi are featuring toys, candies, gifts, perfumes, candles and even We like to think we have beach-glam gifts, that are island focused, Preston said with a laugh. Were much more than a toy store, and we even have Hawaiian Ice Cream bubbles. Preston said a grand opening party with an islandstyle theme is planned for Dec. 16. The party will include music, food, prizes and much more. People will be surprised and pleased by our theme, she said. The store is presently open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Preston said Shiny Fish will be open Sundays during the winter season. For more information, call 941-896-9742.Treasures offers deals a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Treasures Thrift Shop. 5917 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Hospice, is offering a 20 percent off coupon, which is included in an ad in this issue of The Islander. For more information on the sale items, call 941-7925500.Sales new band debuts Island entertainer Mike Sales, who last week was named the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, will introduce his new band Restless Natives from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at a courtyard party sponsored by AMI Concierge Ser 9908 Gulf Drive, Sales, who has performed as a solo on the Island for a number of years, said the band will play island-style music along with some of his original songs. Concierge Susanne Arbanas said the courtyard par ties will be a regular event at the plaza, and the events Rescue, a canine foster and rescue organization. There is no charge to attend. For more information on the party, call 941-527-1254.Brit-Island investors now N.C. investors seasonal Anna Maria residents Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher, recently purchased the Gerber Village shopping center in Buncombe, N.C., for $8.9 million.

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AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.Monday, Nov. 21 Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Breaded Beef Patty on a Bun, Fries, Baby Carrots, Pineapple Tidbits. Tuesday, Nov. 22 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Corn Dog, Barbecue Chicken Flatbread, Baked Beans, Salad, Sliced Peaches. Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 23-25 Thanksgiving Break. Juice and milk are served with every meal. Military Turkey by Evan Christenson from Kathy Maria Elementary School. Students were asked to help a turkey make it past Thanksgiving by giving it a disguise. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love AME second-grader Chase Archer disguised his turkey as a clown to help it survive the holiday season.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 23 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Enjoy free wi-fi courtesy of The Islander! Retail Fish Market 119 Turn at 119 WE HAVE LIVE BLUE CRABS! 119 th Turn at 119 th Best prices on fresh stone crabs! 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 www.MikeSalesSings.com Tuesday Feeling Swell Patio 7-10 Wednesday Sunset & Stars, Katie Pierola Park (byob-picnic) 5-7 and Fins Bar at 8 Thirsty Thursday on Bridge Street Friday Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe party 5-9, drum circle 6:30 Sunday Bridge Street 10-noon AMI Old Post Of ce Courtyard Party w/Restless Natives Band 3-6. www.MikeSalesSings.com Call 941.448.5798 Look for me on iTunes! Look for me on iTunes! 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRIDAY SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FULL LIQUOR AND DINING SERVICE Come check out our super NEW menu! WELL BLOW YOU AWAY! 941.778.5788 REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes! Sunday 6:30: All Star Jazz Band Monday: Fish & Chips $7.99 Wed 7.30: The Wheedles Thur 7.30: Gumbo Boogie COME FOR KARAOKE FRIDAY NIGHT! Eat like Eat like drink like drink like a Brit at a Brit at Pelican Pelican Yard sale IslanderIsland artist Paula Schank catches up on some local news while working the U.S. Highway 127 Worlds Longest Yard Sale event in Clarkrange, Tenn. The annual sale spans 675 miles from Hudson, Mich., to Gadsden, Ala. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kenneth Byrd Flood lineAnn and Patrick Morris, of Holmes Beach, recently traveled to their home state of Vermont to visit family member Peter Rousseau of Wilmington and Holmes Beach. Wilmington, along with several other New England damages from Hurricane Irene. Patrick Morris is pictured downmark. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ann Morris

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24 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDERLight T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren 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 Special Events, Sailing from Twin Dolphins Marina: Nov. 19 Puppy Sail and Nov. 26 Micro Brew Sail 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW MoonNov. 16 1:37 2.4 5:14 1.5 9:41 0.0 8:29 1.4 Nov. 17 2:40 2.2 5:56 1.6 10:36 0.1 10:18 1.3 Nov. 18 4:03 2.0 6:32 1.8 11:30 0.3 11:59 1.0 3rd Nov. 19 5:45 1.8 7:04 1.9 12:22 0.4 Nov. 20 7:28 1.7 7:36 2.1 1:19 0.7 1:09 0.7 Nov. 21 8:57 1.6 8:08 2.3 2:23 0.3 1:52 0.9 Nov. 22 10:15 1.6 8:42 2.5 3:20 -0.1 2:30 1.1 Nov. 23 11:24 1.6 9:18 2.7 4:12 -0.4 3:03 1.2 AFFORDABLE FISHING HOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u Centers adult basketball final matchup setBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter Playoff action in the Anna Maria Island Community Centers adult coed basketball league saw both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds get knocked off Nov. 8. Top seed Unique Mobile Detailing, already a player short due to Lindsey Weavers broken foot, had three of the remaining six players foul out in the fourth quarter. The score had Unique Mobile Detailing trailing Agnelli Pool & Spa by a 45-44 score. Agnelli was led by Aaron Duduks 19 points and 12 points from Nate Coleman. Frank Agnelli and Tyler Krauss each added 6 points in the victory. Agnelli, the where they face third-seed Beach to Bay Construction, which blew out second-seeded Southern Greens 70-49. Beach to Bay got off to a hot start behind the shootBeach to Bay jumped out to a 21-9 lead. Southern Greens closed to within 29-22 in the second quarter, but that was as close as it would get. Nick Diaz scored 12 third-quarter points to key a 25-11 run and put the game out of reach. Kevin Austin scored 11 fourth-quarter points for Southern Greens, but the hole was dug too deep. Eason led Beach to Bay with 28 points, including four three-pointers, while Diaz added 27 points. George Imes chipped in with 12 points, while point guard Tommy Robby Bennetts 20 points led Southern Greens, but he quit the game in the fourth quarter and left his team the loss. Center soccer season moves to playoffs AMICC soccer league playoffs get started this week and aside from Mr. Bones BBQ defeating Wash Family Construction Nov. 9, there were no games last week to I and matches them up against last-place Mr. Bones. However, in the win-or-go home world of soccer playoffs, anything can happen. Gettel Toyota is the regular-season champ of Division III, while LaPensee Plumbing took the top spot in Division II. Ross Built grabbed the top spot in the adult coed division, and playoff season starts for them Nov. 17. Key Royale golf news Key Royale Club golf professional Danny Williams has announced that Don Findley will now be providing golf lessons at the club. Findley won the Southeast teacher of the year honors from Spaulding Golf in 1990 during his 22-year career at El Conquistador Country Club. Williams and Findley are long-time associates. Adding Dons clinic and private teaching skills is to his long career at El Conquistador, Don has taught at Longboat Key Club and Sarasota Golf Club. Golf action is in full swing at the Key Royale Club as the weather cools in Holmes Beach. The men played individual-low-net and team-lownet matches Nov. 12. First place went to the team of Bob Elliott, Carl Voyles, Gary Harris and Jim Thorton. Harrold McKamish carded an 8-under-par 56 to win indi vidual honors, while Voyles was three shots back. The men played a two-best-balls-of-foursome match Nov. 9. The team of Vince Mercadante, Jim Mixon, Gino under 101. Six shots back in second place was the team of Gary Harris, Bob Elliott, Jim Thorton and Carl Voyles. Earl Ritchie, Mike Garnhart, Ed Havlik and Peter Proxy The women of the Key Royale Club were on the Marilyn Thorton took first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, one shot better than Lynn Dailey who Flight B winner was Sue Wheeler with a 5-under-par 27. Second place went to Terry Westby and Zoey Gavin, both at 3-under-par 29. Mary Anne Kaemmerlens 4-under par 28 was the top score in Flight C by two shots over second-place Eunice Warda carded a 3-under par 29 to win Flight D by two shots over Trish Kruger. The men played a best-ball-of-foursome match Nov. 7. Omar Trolard, Bob Dickenson and Fred Meyer carded a 10-under-par 22, matching the scorecard of Jim Auch, place. Horseshoe news Five teams won a pair of games in pool play and were left to battle it out in the elimination round during Nov. 12 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Steve Grossman and Jerry Disbrow drew the bye and watched as George McKay and Tom Markey defeated Debbie Rhodes and John Crawford 22-8. Dave Lansaw and Bruce Copeland defeated Gene Bobeldyk and Herb dispatched Lansaw-Copeland 21-6 to advance to the Six teams advanced to the knockout stage during Nov. 5 horseshoe action. John Johnson and Herb Pur year defeated Paul Shearer and Steve Doyle 21-12 in one defeated Dave Lansaw and Steve Grossman 21-13. The Crawford and Norm Langeland 21-9. watched as Samuels easily dispatched Bobeldyk and Sofran by a 22-8 score before obliterating Puryear 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. There is no charge to play. Nick Diaz brings the ball upcourt for Beach to Bay Construction during adult coed basketball action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy Don Findley is providing lessons for golfers at Key Royale Club following a 22-year career at El Conquistador. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Ed Havlik

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 25 Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointment 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 marinedocktor@msn.com Make one stop to shop for the Dock! Prices start at just $15/hour pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Captain Don MeilnerHave fun c rs! PLEASE SEE FISHING, PAGE 26 Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com Weekday clinics at 10 & 11, $15 IMPROVE YOUR GAME IN AS LITTLE AS AN HOUR Teaching Pro Cathy Schmidt LPGA Class ATeaches the 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! Catching flounder, easy as 1, 2, 3By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter to get out on the water. Flounder have made a strong showing in all the waters surrounding Anna Maria Island. Whether youre an area that has a sandy bottom and is adjacent to a structure. Piers and jetties are prime locations to get started. If Second, you need to know what baits will work and how to rig them. I like to use an egg sinker that is heavy enough to keep my bait on the bottom. With the sinker threaded on my line, I tie on a swivel to act as a stopper. On the other end of the swivel, I tie 8-10 inches of this short leader, you ensure your bait will stay close to For bait you can use a number of choices. Live baits, such as shiners and shrimp, are among the top choices Gulp on a jig head or a buck-tail jig tipped with a piece of squid. Now that you have location, rigging and bait down, the bottom, it makes sense to target them there. I like to Target the edges of the structure by bumping along the bottom in the sand. than a little resistance as you drag your bait. When you feel this, set the hook and start reeling. Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend charters is targeting gag grouper in depths starting around 80 feet and increasing to 120 feet. Kimballs charters are arriving back to pounds. Fishing in about 100 feet of water, Kimballs charters also are reeling up keeper-size red grouper to catch big gag grouper. Moving in a little closer, around 60 feet of water, Kimball is catching jolt-head porgies, Key West grunts and mangrove snapper in the 4-5 pound range. For the snapper, live shiners are working to get the bite, while the porgies and grunts are hitting frozen squid. In the upper part of the water column, Kimballs clients are working out their arms on king mackerel, producing the bite. in the bays, Johnston suggests working near small rock piles, docks and ledges. Moving out to the Gulf, Johnston is catching Spanish mackerel in the 20-inch range. Live shiners are the bait of choice. Along the beach, Johnston is catching jack is encountering schools of ravenous Spanish mackerel and bonito. By anchoring and chumming, Gross is able while his clients enjoy non-stop action. King mackerel are in the spread for Gross charters. In between catching macks and bonito, Gross clients are three or four kings and a bunch of bonito, exclaims Gross, our arms were getting sore. When targeting migratory species such as Spanish mackerel and bonito, Gross likes to rig with a 30-pound He feels thin wire hooks put less of a burden on the bait, hence making it look more natural. Ill switch to using me, Gross adds. and juvenile red grouper. Gross likes to use a jig head reefs. By hooking on a shiner and dropping the bait to Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing good numbers of Spanish mackerel being caught on both live ting drag-screaming action from Spanish mackerel and getting the same treatment. Flounder are making an appearance around and under the pier, where dragging a live shiner along the perimeter Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says the gag grouper bite is still going strong both on nearshore structure and in Tampa Bay. On a recent charter with Capt. Mac Gregory, Keyes caught his limit inside a half hour. up catching and releasing another dozen gags. Migratory species, such as king mackerel, bonito and Spanish mackerel are schooling up on the nearshore reefs in around 40-50 feet of water. Live shiners or live to cover more area. Moving inshore, Keyes is hearing about sheepbottom around piers and docks is the way to succeed at spotted seatrout redfish, flounder, Spanish mackerel, suggests loading up your bait well with shiners still started. where shallow water and deep water meet, Howard says. with abandon on the chummer baits. Just getting your hooked shiner near the boils results in a bite, Howard says. on small shiners getting ready for the winter season, Howard reports. doormats pounds and over being landed. I like to use a jig tipped with a tailless shiner and slowly reel it over the sand, Howard says. When you feel a thump and resistance on the line, set the hook. Howard suggests of the water and slide a landing net under them. LiftKyle and Jim Feehan of Holmes Beach and Illinois Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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26 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 Across 1 Number of coins in la Fontana di Trevi? 4 Singer Bryan 9 Formal occasion 13 Power option 17 Roasted: Fr. 19 Invader of 1066 21 Logan of Minutes 22 ___ fide 23 Muscats land 24 Focus of Gandhis philosophy 26 Sweets partner 27 Radioactivity figure 29 Plans to lose 30 Spose 32 Uppity sort 33 Degs. from Yale and Harvard 35 TMC competitor 36 Fried chicken choice 37 Odyssey temptress 39 Infinite 42 Chem. unit 43 Turkish title 45 Mediterranean isl. 46 Makes a scene 49 Humbug! 50 Feminine suffix 51 And others 53 Credit card bill nos. 55 Wearing a wig and shades, say 57 Marriage site 60 Baseballs Bando 61 The Boy Who Cried Wolf storyteller 62 Classic jetliner 64 Old hi-fi records 66 Accurse 68 Big grocery store chain 69 Tagalong 70 On the double 72 Pinwheel and Flow artist 74 Fee, fi, fo, ___ 75 Ratchet bar 77 Cheers! 78 How you might get change for a twenty 79 Perfumery rootstock 81 PJ-clad mansion owner 83 Henry ___ Lodge 85 Paper Moon girl 86 It means nothing to the French 87 Musician who won a 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom 89 Shake, rattle or roll 91 Poetic preposition 92 Brightly colored lizards 94 Museum hanging 95 It has banks in St. Petersburg 96 Bugs, e.g. 97 Peak leafpeeping time in Pennsylvania 100 Certain antibody 102 Raise, as a topic 105 Part of a Q&A: Abbr. 106 Hurt 108 Be silent, in music 111 Cheesemakers supply 112 Empty spaces 114 Subdued 116 Have ___ for (desire) 117 Police protection 120 Dust Bowl witness 121 English general in the American Revolution 122 About 123 Personal contacts? 124 Dangerous speed 125 Bygone spray 126 Gets in the pool, say 127 Like bellbottoms or go-go pants 128 Barbecue sound Down 1 Not having quite enough money 2 Circus Maximus patron 3 Schokolade 4 Years, to Tiberius 5 Manna, according to the Bible 6 Synthetic fiber brand 7 Year of Super Bowl XXXIX 8 Declared 9 Huge amounts 10 Pirates demand 11 The Lord of the Rings menace 12 The mode of la mode? 13 Math coordinates 14 Bakers, e.g. 15 Canine shelter 16 Certain huckster 18 How Hersheys Kisses are wrapped 20 There is ___ in team 25 Anne Rice vampire 28 P.O. box item 31 In the past, once 34 Corp. alias abbr. 38 No-___-do 40 Wooded area near the Rhine Valley 41 One of the Alis 42 Area known to the Chinese as Dongbei 44 ___ Building, New York landmark north of Grand Central 47 Pastry chef creations and a hint to 12 other answers in this puzzle 48 Children and more children 49 Tries to get at auction 50 Squishy dish cleaner 52 Woman of ones heart 54 Less abundant 56 Suffix with human 58 Drag 59 Crdoba cordial 61 Word before republic or seat 63 ___ Beach, Hawaii 65 Spartan walkway 67 Former call letters? 71 Photo developer 73 Inc., abroad 76 ___ loves believes the impossible: Elizabeth Barrett Browning 80 So to speak 82 Followers of some asterisks 84 Girls holiday party dress fabric 87 Cause for bringing out candles 88 Constriction of pupils 90 High beam? 93 Cheese fanciers 95 Atomic energy oversight agcy. 96 MTVs owner 98 Gambol 99 Not so tough 101 Orchestra section: Abbr. 102 Moon Over Parador actress 103 Coat of paint 104 Russias ___ Bay, arm of the White Sea 107 The Planets composer 109 Sends forth 110 Bed cover 113 FedEx rival 115 Former U.S. gas brand 118 Follower of Ernest or Benedict? 119 Austin-toN.Y.C. path No. 1106RELEASE DATE: 11/13/2011 BAKERS DOZEN By Elizabeth C. Gorski/ Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 123 45678 910111213141516 17 1819 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 3031 32 3334 35 36 37 38 3940 41 42 4344 45 46 4748 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 575859 60 61 62 6364 656667 68 69 70 71 7273 74 7576 77 78 79 80 818283 8485 86 87 88 8990 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100101 102103104 105 106107 108 109110 111 112 113 114115 116 117118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 29.Howard says. feeding in the potholes and along docks. The grouper have been chewing in the shallow waters of Tampa Bay and along the shipping channel. Howard suggests using a Long-A Bomber in pink, gold, silver and chartreuse to entice these sweet-tasting bruisers. Use planers next week, so your opportunity to catch some will end until the FWC opens the season back up. bottom, Girle is catching gag grouper up to 24 inches and every keeper gag we catch, were catching 10 juvenile reds, says Girle. Theres just a cloud of little grouper out there right now. Mangrove snapper in the 18-inch range are inhabiting these same areas. list providing relentless battles on light tackle. Girle is boat. Once theyre feeding, Girle casts a free-lined shiner to get the bite. during the negative tides an abnormally low tide in morning during these low tides. Lynne Paul of Goffstown, N.H., reeled in this keeper cobia while Capt. Sam Kimball and Matt Smith of Legend Charters about 5 miles off Anna Maria. Stone crab yield low, demand highBy Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter Stone crabs continue to be sparse in local waters. Both Alan Moore of Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key and James Wyre Lee of Cortez Bait and Seafood referenced a local crabber who went out to pull his 400 or so traps earlier this week and returned with six or seven claws. Thats a pretty disappointing yield to begin the season with, to say the least, Lee said. been shut out like this at the opening of the season. Compared to last years opening, this year is the opposite. There were tons of crabs at the start of last A platter of claws at Moores Stone Crab Restaurant. TOP: Charles and Jake Williams, visiting Anna Maria Island from England, took a recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard and wound up with some recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard had many triple hookups and the bite lasted for more than two hours.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 27 SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-677-2678RE Obituaries Welcome back, winter friends! 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 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 IN MEMORIUM Betty Irene Elgie, 1925-2009, wife of the late Clarence Elgie. A native of Sault St. Marie, Betty and Clarence came to Anna Maria in 1952. For several years, Betty assisted shoppers at Irenes Resort Wear in Holmes Beach. gratitude, it is with grateful hearts that Bettys family would like to acknowledge all the support given to Betty by her friends and neighbors in her last years. We especially thank the gang, dogs included, who would gather on her lawn to visit each afternoon. Betty was a good neighbor and is missed by all. Beulah Maxine Conlon Beulah Maxine Conlon, 92, of Bradenton, died Nov. 5. Mrs. Conlon was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Bath, Maine, Mrs. Conlon moved to Palmetto from Deadham, Mass., in 1951. She managed the Handy Dandy in Palmetto, then in Holmes Beach. She opened the Sewing Center in Holmes Beach in the late 1960s. She helped start the Manatee Area amateur soccer team, the Manatee Stingers. Mrs. Conlon was a devoted Catholic and member of Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, wife, mother and friend to many. Visitation was Nov. 11 at Brown and Sons Funeral Home on 43rd Street in Bradenton. A Catholic Mass was held Nov. 12 at Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton. She is survived by son Dana and daughter-in-law Kelly of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; son Dale of Bradenton; grandchildren Erin, Benjamin, D.J., Dawn and Erin; two great grandchildren and an extended family that includes sister-in-law Betsy Maynard of Statesville, N.C., and a number of nieces.Johnnie Fulford Provost Johnnie Fulford Provost died Nov. 4 at her home in Bear Creek, N.C. She was born Feb. 14, 1930, to the late John and Vera Fulford in Manatee County. Graveside services were Nov. 7 at the Russell Family Cemetery in Bear Creek. Donations may be made to the Harold Butch Webb S. Water St., Swansboro NC 28584. Mrs. Provost is survived by children Jo, Beckie Street, Pattie Cox and Drexel Salmons; sisters Mona Bennett of Columbus, Ga., and Shirley Moore of St. Petersburg; grandchildren Bryan Salmons, Baker Street and Stormy Salmons; many nephews and nieces; and many friends, especially Wilma Midgette.Maurice H. Guthrie Maurice H. Guthrie of Jefferson, Pa., and formerly of Cortez died Oct. 30. Mr. Guthrie was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean dealer. He retired in 1975. There were no local services. Mr. Guthrie is survived by wife Carol, daughter Lisa Deabill and husband Eric of Pennsylvania, sister Jerry Cross of Tombstone, Ariz., brother J.O. Junie Guthrie and wife Betty of Cortez, several nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends.year, Moore said. While the crabs are lacking, the demand for them is days, Moore said. The news Moore had for those callers was not what they wanted to hear. But, there are alternatives for Moores Restaurant and its customers. Moore has been getting crabs from other locations, principally the Crystal River-Homasassa region. Nearly all crabs are coming from the north right now. There have been a few brought in from the Everglades, but not many. A truck went down to the Isle of Capri, near Naples, and brought some back as well. Northern waters are producing stone crabs. If not for a load that came in from the St. Pete and Hernando Beach areas, I wouldve been in trouble, Lee said. prices on the claws are up. One can expect to pay $18$20 a pound for jumbo claws, $10-$14 for mediums and With cold fronts moving in and rougher weather churning up the Gulf of Mexico and the bay waters, however, circumstances may shift. It all depends on the combined factors of the weather, the water and the crabs. Those involved in the business will admit that theyre always at the mercy of the elements. Youre always chasing, Moore said. Its not unlike Deadliest Catch, just generally less deadly. Luckily. Fresh seafood and stone crabs in the market at Cortez Bait & Seafood. Islander Photos: Thomas Aposporos IIRuth Catherine (Burger) Kramer Ruth Catherine (Burger) Kramer died June 24. She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Toledo, Ohio. Mrs. Kramer came to Anna Maria Island in 1999. Mrs. Kramer was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and volunteered with the church quilters. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Fostoria Athletic Boosters Association, P.O. Box 882, Fostoria OH 44830 Mrs. Kramer is survived by son Walter of Holmes Beach, William and wife Juliette of Marietta, Ga., and grandson William John IV of Marietta, Ga.

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28 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER REAL TO R Marianne Correll T Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC. CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONE Marble & Granite Inc. Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236Windows & Doors 941-730-5045 LIC#CBC1253145 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net 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 RING: 14K GOLD, diamonds and emeralds, size 6-7. Photos available. $500 negotiable. 941-7611982, 202-841-4880, leighellen@gmail.com. PURSE: DOONEY & Bourke leather, like new, $50 941-773-6109. DOG KENNEL: LARGE size 26x18-inch good condition, $30. 941-773-6109. VINTAGE HOOKED RUGS: Both 34x54-inch floral, pink, greens, cream. Good condition, $50 941-266-6902. FOR CHRISTMAS! Norman Rockwell gurines, $10. E-mail for availability. Buy all, for $5/each. dixon.erin@rocketmail.com 100 BOOKS: GOOD variety (e-mail for book list), $100. 941-545-0480 or jlynchslu@gmail.com. TV: 27-INCH Admiral with remote, $30. 941-7958359. TABLE: 42-INCH shabby chic, solid wood with pedestal, mission-style, $50. 941-795-8359. WATER SKIS: SANTA Fe, $25. 941-795-8359. COMPUTER: DELL Optiplex GX240 Windows XP, $90, 941-756-6728. 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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 29 HELP WANTED Continued BUSY AND EXPANDING Island real estate of ce looking for experienced agents. High splits and low fees. Call 941-778-8104. FULL-TIME JOURNALIST WANTED: Seeking new journalism grad or experienced reporter. Work in paradise for the newspaper ranked No. 1 in the state by the Florida Press Association. E-mail letter of interest/resume: news@islander. org. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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ANSWERS TO NOV. 16 PUZZLE TREADAMSPROMACDC ROTINORMANLARABONA OMANNONVIOLENCESOUR HALFLIFEDIETSRECKON SNOOTLLDSSHOCRISPY CIRCEBOTTOMLESS MOLAGHASARACTSUP BAHENNEETALIIAPRS INCOGALTARSALAESOP DCNINEMONOSDAMNIGA SHADOWSWIFTLYCALDER FUMPAWLSKOALINTENS ORRISHEFCABOTADDIE RIENYOYOMAVERBOER AGAMASOILNEVAVWS MIDOCTOBERLYSIN BROACHANSACHETACET RENNETVOIDSOVERCAME AYENRIOTSHIELDSOKIE GAGEINRELENSESMETH ALARBETSRETROSSS SERVICES Continued TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. 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. 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30 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. 941-448-3857 or 941-448-5207. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium 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, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, 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. MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander. HOME IMPROVEMENT 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. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: MIchigan builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822. 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. $1,500/month for three months, $1,300/month for six months and $1,000/month, annual. 813-393-6002. 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 BradentonEXPERIENCE 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: LUXURY 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. BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts and shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. OLD FLORIDA AT ITS BEST! 3/2 canal home, large pool, easy to show $529,000. Call Carmen Pedota, Realtor, 941-284-2598 or Lori Guerin, Realtor, 941-773-3415. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach LIDO YACHT BASIN4BR/3BA pool home. 320-ft wide basin, deep water. Walk to St. Armands Circle. $1,250,000. Call Peggy Douglas, Realtor, 941-737-4942. MAINTENANCE FREESpacious 3BR/2BA lush country club setting. $155,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966. GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. EXCLUSIVE BIRD KEY3BR/2BA. $549,000. Call Realtor Lori Guerin 941773-3415 or Realtor Carmen Pedota 941-284-2598. 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.comEXCEPTIONAL BEACH VIEWS from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views for half the price. $549,000. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 REDUCED 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. 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. $549,900.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 16, 2011 31 CHECK US OUT AT 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 Weve got annual and vacation rentals.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. Lovely 2/2Bth furnshd condo w/ eat in ktchn, lovely sunrises over water in gated Perico Bay Club. Tennis Crts/Pol & Steps to Robinson Presrv. $199,000 Vacation Rental: Limited dates still available. Check our website NOW! 2 BR/2BA, Gulffront, new kitchen. Awesome views! Call 941-778-8104. 12622 Cara Cara Loop, Greyhawk Landing.$1700/month annual rental. 3BR/2BA gorgeous granite kitchen. Gated community, Olympic pool and great family area. Call 941-778-8104. RENTALS Continued 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. 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. 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. ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and shing pier. Call 941-720-2418. 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. BAY WATERFRONT: SEASONAL 2-3BR/2BA, laundry room, pool, sun room, walk to beach. 941-779-9074, 703-587-4675. DECEMBER SPECIAL: 1BR/1BA, just steps to beach. $498/week plus tax and fees. www.gulfdriveapartments.info. (Mention AMI promo.) 941778-1098. SMALL PRIVATE ROOM: North Longboat Key. Washer and dryer, utilities included. $130/week. 941-383-4856. RENTALS Continued WATERFRONT APARTMENT: 1BR/1BA, dock, Jacuzzi, tile throughout, gorgeous views, Bradenton Beach, $900/month. 941-720-4475. HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA, great room, washer, dryer, duplex, no stairs, storage. All new last year. Great location, $1,600/month. 603-969-6840. CANCELLATION: AVAILABLE NOW until December. Turnkey, 3BR/2BA house across from beach. Call 941-778-1180, e-mail: Bettebch@gmail.com. WANT TO GET the home ofce out of the house? Ofce suite available, approximately 250 sf, electric and water included, only $400/month. 941746-8666. RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE available, up to 1,000 sf. High visibility location along Marina Drive In Holmes Beach. Call 941-799-9096 for more information. SEASONAL RENTAL: ANNA Maria city. Upstairs unit, 2BR/1BA. Available Dec. 24-Jan. 31. $1,500/ month plus tax. 941-778-4499 ANNUAL RENTAL: $750/month or seasonal 1BR/1BA, 55-and-older community. All new inside. Bradenton Beach. 941-224-1652. PROFESSIONAL, MATURE SINGLE woman searching for rental or housesitting. Will care for pets and plants. Non-smoker, long-time resident with references. 941-713-4515. VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA over looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. RENTALS Continued NEED 2BR/2BA CONDO or house for February and March rental for two energetic senior citizens. Flexible location but prefer Holmes Beach. E-mail: biddlebetsy@sbcglobal.net or 860-245-0182. ANNUAL 2BR/2BA: Washer-dryer hookup, shared pool. First, last and security deposit. $1,100/ month plus utilities. Seasonal 2BR/2BA washer and dryer, shared pool, ground floor, $2,700/ month. 941-778-9576. ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA on canal, space for boat. No pets. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039. ANNA MARIA ANNUAL: Beautiful, quaint efciency apartment. Wood oors, granite countertops. One block to Gulf of Mexico, backyard dock, canal access to Tampa Bay. One person. $645/ month plus security. 941-778-9158. HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA home. Large, fenced yard, quiet neighborhood, washer, dryer, carport. Non-smoking, desirable location. $1,600/month. 941-713-6466. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. PRIME BAYFRONT LOT with a sandy beach! $699,000. Owner will finance. Call Sato Real Estate, 941-778-7200. 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. Open, airy 3BR/2BA home, steps to Bean Point. Beautifully remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. New windows, carpet, tile and Trex decking. Landscaped.$499,000

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32 NOV. 16, 2011 THE ISLANDER 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Phone 792.9304 M-F 7:30-5 Sat 8-noonPublic WelcomeHappy Thanksgiving! Closing Wed., Nov. 23, at noon. See you Mon., Nov. 28. PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPPLY 7814-12 Cortez Road W. Cortez 794-2588 Wings N ThingsFAMILY RESTAURANT 10519 Cortez Road W. Cor reandstonepizza.com $ 10 MEDIUM 3-TOPPING PIZZA 941.538.6809Buy a new system and save! We offer FPL rebates and extended warranty. Call for our air conditioning evaluation special: $59 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Mari a 941-567-4056slimsplaceami.com See all your favorite NFL and college games here! Open Tues-Fri 4-? Sat & Sun noon-? Closed Monday For all your Vacation and Real Estate needs, call 941-778-8104. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 941-778-8104toll free 877-778-0099 The Island Experts Since 1972 5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach Business Center 94 1-77 8-9622 778-9622 Mail or deliver to The Islander 5404 Marina Driv e, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach FL 34217 INFO: 941-778-7978 $5O BUCS CONTESTYour correct score prediction for this weeks Buccaneer game could win you $50. Drawing in the ev ent of a tie Rollover if theres no winner! (No game, Monday game: No prize) BUCS ________ vs ___________ Y our name __________________________________ Address/City _____________________________________________ Phone _________________________$5O PICK THE WINNERS CONTEST The Islander pays $50 to the person with the most correct game-winning predictions Collect prize in person or by mail. Entries must be mailed/postmarked or hand-delivered to the newspaper of ce by noon Saturday weekly A winner will be drawn from tying entries The decision of The Islander football judge is nal. All entries must be submitted on the pub lished fo rm Entries m ust be hand-written original, not copied. Be sure to include name, address and phone number All advertisers must be listed to be eligible to win. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PER WEEK. Winner Advertiser 1________________ _______________ 2________________ _______________ 3________________ _______________ 4________________ _______________ 5________________ _______________ 6________________ _______________ 7 ______________ ______________ 8 ______________ ______________ 9 ______________ ______________ 10______________ ______________ 11_______________ _______________ 12_______________ _______________ 13_______________ _______________ 14_______________ _______________ 15_______________ _______________ A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www.annamariareal.com 5 6 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 12 11 4 13 14 15 Y PRIZE PUB & GRUBpresents NFL Football on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wings and ot her Great Game Food and Dr ink s! P U B & G G R R U U U U U U B B B B B B B B B B BEST VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR! D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Lunch & Dinner 7 Days Full Bar Service Anna Maria at Galati's Marina 941-778-3953 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days On the Historic Bridge Street Pier 941-778-1604 Virginia at FSU Steelers at Browns Cardinals at 49ers Packers at Cardinals Cowboys at Redskins Panthers at Lions Bucs at Packers Giants at Redskins 8700 Cortez Rd. W Bradenton FL 34210 941.580.9236PLANET STONEMarble and Granite Countertops Vanities & More Signature PaintingResidential/CommercialTodd Cunningham Licensed/Insured C:941.350.3296Signature.painting2@gmail.com Seahawks at Rams Titans at Falcons Eagles at Giants Bengals at Ravens Jaguars at Browns Raiders at VikingsRuth OBryon, Longboat Key r ollover Furman at Gators Bills at Dolphins CAPT. KEITH BARNETT, Realtor941.730.0516 bahamabarnett@aol.comI can navigate you to the perfect Island home.413 Pine A Chargers at Bears Capt.Gre g Burke941.592.8373 102 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach, FlLet me help you navigate the island to find that perfect home or condo in PARADISE.SALES AND VACATION RENTALS Canes at USFGET IN THE GAMENOV. 9 CONTEST WINNER:__________________________ BUC SCORE WINNER: __________________________