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yet allowed public comment on the topic. Jo Ann Meilner, president of the Bridge Street Merchants Association took the podium to recommend John Scooter Tillison for the seat. She said many of the merchants on Bridge Street support the appointment of Tillison. She opposed the appointment of Gatehouse, who has worked on the website for the city for several years under a contractual arrangement. Meilner pointed out a possible She read a Florida statute to the commission that she claimed would prohibit the appointment of Gatehouse. State statutes show no public employee can hold contractor or employee, said Meilner. I dont know why you would appoint a commissioner when I think there will be a Meilner instead touted the experience of Tillison. Shaughnessy said Gatehouse was his nomination because he submitted a full resume, while Tillison only submitted a letter with references, and most of them dont even live here, said Shaughnessy. As far as Mr. Gatehouse goes, he can business and the website, he said. Holiday tourism report. Page 3 Page 4 TIFFs jewels. Page 5 Rhinos miracle recovery. Page 7 AM residents demand improved cell service. Page 9 Crosswalk advice, police beat. Pages 10-11 Whats up, where and when. Pages 12-13 Preserve plans. Pages 18-19 Dash, lunch, winter gear. Page 22 Colonel scores 97. Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Astheworld Terns plan to play Angry Birds. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Meetings Island happeningsRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA PLEASE SEE DISPUTE, PAGE 2 VOLUME 20, NO. 10 JAN. 11, 2012 FREE Islander stars at county fair. Page 14 Dog park vs ballpark. Page 21 Birders count birds. Page 16 Streetlife BB lacks Ward 3 commissioner, quorum stillBoundary dispute complicated by BBs lack of quorum Lester Challenge tops $106k Theres no need to extend the deadline for Charles and Jo Ann Lesters $50,000 Challenge sponsored by The Islander newspaper to raise money for the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Sandy Pruett of the centers staff said last week that when all the checks were counted, the center had received $56,000. The Lesters donation of $50,000 brings the total to $106,000 for the center in the 2011 Challenge. The Challenge deadline was Dec. 31, although Charles Lester said two weeks ago he would extend the deadline to Jan. 18 if necessary to reach the $50,000 mark. The center had not provided the total funds collected by Dec. 31. Since The Islander-Lester Challenge began in 1997, more than $800,000 has been donated to the center, while the Lesters have contributed more than $400,000 for the center endowment, capital building fund and general fund. By Mark Young Islander Reporter The hope for the new year was a full board of commissioners for the city of Bradenton Beach, but that did not come about at the Jan. 5 city commission meeting. mission has been vacant since the November election, when former Commissioner Janie Robertson had to step down due to a mandated term limit. No one ran for her Ward 3 seat, leaving the appointment of a new commissioner up to the mayor and commissioners. After weeks of trying to candidates came forward and both attended the Jan. 5 meeting to see if they would be nominated. Both left disappointed. Mayor John Shaughnessy nominated Richard Gatehouse to be Ward 3 commissioner and Commissioner Jan Vosburgh seconded the nomination. Vosburgh and city attorney Ricinda Perry thanked Gatehouse for seeking the nomination without acknowledging the second applicant. Commissioner Gay Breuler moved to appoint Gatehouse, but a request to speak from the public was granted by Shaughnessy before the motion was seconded. The mayor had not Breuler Shaughnessy Breuler continued her motion to appoint Gatehouse, but the motion died for a lack of a second. Vosburgh was planning to go forward with her approval, but cited her concerns over the state statutes. Turning to Gatehouse, she said, I think you but if what (Meilner) says is your position with the website? Gatehouse said he did not interest and did not address the request to resign his contract for web services. Vice Mayor Ed Straight said he could not move forward with a vote without understanding the legalities I still question whether its legal or not, Straight said. I need a ruling from our attorney before voting on it. Perry advised the commission to continue the appointment to the Jan. 19 meeting agenda Perry then reminded the board that a second candidate existed and asked the commissioners if they would like to make another nomination, although no nomination was made. Gatehouse reiterated to The Islander following the meeting, that he did not believe a Vosburgh Straight Gatehouse Tillison By Mark Young Islander Reporter A lack of action on the part of BradenStreet quitclaim deed granted to Sandpiper Resort in 2008. Who may or may not have access at the denton Beach has come into question, and has launched a complicated dispute. at their Jan. 5 meeting that they would like to move forward in settling the dispute, but are unable to do so with two of the four voting commissioners having to recuse themselves from the issue due to living in the Sandpiper Resort, which is central to the dispute. new Ward 3 commissioner would be appointed at the meeting, allowing a quorum of three voting members, but that did not happen. At the Jan. 5 meeting, the mayor only acknowledged one applicant and his appointment was put on hold following a concern The applicant earns an income as the citys webmaster, which lead to a concern at Virtually every Bradenton Beach commissioner voiced a desire to move the dispute with reiterated that they have not been able to do so without a third voting member. A lengthy discussion on the dispute went forward with city attorney Ricinda Perry saying the issue will not likely be resolved without input from the Sandpiper Resort board of directors. Sandpiper has not been given enough say in this, said Perry. Personally, I feel no solution can come about without input from Sandpiper. Sandpiper board member Danny Rains provided a presentation to the city commission at the Jan. 5 meeting, highlighting the boards desire to resolve the boundary issue and preMayor John Shaughnessy, who has had to recuse himself from the dispute, spoke as a private citizen with approval from Perry. Sandpiper is not having a board meeting PLEASE SEE WARD 3, PAGE 2
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A s long as I recuse myself from anything that has to do with the website, then I dont see a problem. Ive been the webmaster since its inception in 2004 and have sat on other city boards in the interim. Those seats were volunteer positions, but Gateunderstand their need to make sure everything is legal, he said. I f it works out, it works out. I f it doesnt, it doesnt. T illison expressed disappointment in not being considered for the Ward 3 commissioner seat. I m disappointed in not being nominated (by a commissioner), he said. But I ve said all along that I m not a politician, so Im not going to throw stones. until F ebruary, he said. A nything being proposed now is something I dont know has been approved and, they are having an election in January, so there may be different board members. Shaughnessy also noted that if the dispute comes down to land ownership, it would require Sandpiper to take the issue to a vote of its shareholders, approximately 120 of them. I t would take two thirds to approve that, said Shaughnessy. A lot of residents are absentee owners, so proxies would have to be mailed out. It could be 30 or 60 days, if it came down to a vote. This thing is a lot more complicated than it seems on the surface. P erry said it was still important to work with Sandpiper to gain their input and have that input included in quorum to take action. A s city attorney, I have only so much authority and latitude until I have direction from my commission, she said. I need to know if the Sandpiper proposal is agreeable, or if you have an alternative idea. I need to know if Im digging in my heels and litigating, compromising, or working on one of the proposals. P erry asked for a consensus from the only two voting members of the commission, C ommissioner Jan Vosburgh and Vice M ayor E d Straight, to work with Sandpiper, and attempt to include their input in the conThe whole reason this came about is because Sandpiper was renovating and their lending agent mandated that the quitclaim deed be put in place, said Perry. Sandpiper cant release any property without their lending agency signing off on it. Its all tied together. P erry said the crux of the argument is that evidence was submitted in 2008 that Sandpiper owned the property. It was never dedicated as a public street of Bradenton Beach, said Perry. If the city maintains the street, anyone can park on it. I f its private, then Sandpiper can regulate who can park there. Both Straight and Vosburgh agreed that Sandpiper should be a part of the process and consented to allow Perry to work with Sandpiper on their recommendations. the N o trespassing signs, and replace them with directional T o beach signs. Rains also suggested the removal of the locking devices on the gates. O ther suggestions made by R ains were for parking north of Seventh Street, a street owned and maintained while Sandpiper would add two feet on its boundary for a beach pathway. Perry summed up her presentation by pointing out I recommend you digest those, she said. I still with this process and sue the city and undo everything that has been done. R epresentatives of both cities are scheduled to meet resolution process.Sex offender moves off Island A convicted sex offender who had moved to Bradenton Beach in late A ugust has moved back to T ampa, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website. T he man, convicted in Lakeland in 1995 of two counts of sexual offenses involving a minor, had moved to the 1600 block of Gulf Drive North in August. C onvicted sex offenders are required to register their address with the FD L E whenever they move. Bradenton Beach P olice C hief Sam Speciale said the 65-year-old man told him in A ugust that he was living in Bradenton Beach temporarily. There are now no known convicted sex offenders living in Bradenton Beach. Beach. One has resided in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive for more than 10 years, while the other lives in the 600 block of Dundee Lane on Key Royale. N o convicted sex offenders are listed in A nna Maria, according to the FDLE website. T wo convicted sex offenders live in the C ortez area, including a 72-year-old man residing in the 4400 block of 125th Street West. T he man moved to the C ortez address in August. The other convicted sex offender in the Cortez area lives in the 4200 block of 129th Street West. O f the convicted sex offenders residing on A nna M aria I sland and in C ortez, all have been released from parole. Information on sex offenders listed with the FDL E at The Islander website, www.islander.org, under community links.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 3 Daily Entertainment Dennis Lee Ed and Geraldine Old Time Music Rocket the Robot Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Show-Me Safari Petting Zoo Pig Races Caboodlestoppers Scheduled Entertainment Livestock Shows FUN FOOD MIDWAY ARMBAND SPECIALS Turner Tree and Landscape Manatee County Fair Grounds KIDS 5 & UNDER FREE ADULTS 13 and up $8 SENIORS 55 & UP$7 CHILDREN 6-12 $5 Parrish General Supply Glassburn Jr. L.L.C. Bills Discount Center David Cannon Well Drilling Kim Vole State Farm Jim Gay, CPA Jeff Cook Fri. Jan. 13, 8 pm John Anderson Sat. Jan. 14, 8 pm Heather Williams Sun. Jan. 15 6 pm Sidewalk Prophets Sun. Jan. 15, 7 pm Island tourism: Holiday normal, aka busyThe Anna Maria City Pier was a busy location during the period from Christmas to New Years Day. The pier is the No. 1 tourist attraction in Mana tee County, according to surveys by the Braden ton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Islander Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter M any accommodation owners and managers, retail store and restaurant operators said business during the C hristmas holidays was about what they expected: Normal. But normal to David T eitelbaum, owner/operator of the T ortuga Inn, T radewinds and Seaside resorts in Bradenton Beach, means We were pretty busy, he said. It was a bit slow the week before Christmas, but we were very busy, he said. Busy for the Christmas season is what were supposed to be, so it was a good Christmas week. Accommodation rentals also picked up right after C hristmas, said Zita Kollar of G ulf-Bay R ealty in We did fairly well and booked a lot of properties that week. We got a lot of long-term bookings from a number of families, she said. A lthough there are still some vacation rentals available, Kollar said advance reservations for February, March and the first two weeks of April are peaking, and some periods are already 100 percent booked. N ot everyone in the accommodation/vacation rental industry had a happy Christmas. Beach said reservations were a bit down from last year. I m not saying it was bad, it was about what we expected. I t could have been a bit busier for us, he said. Many guests arrived after C hristmas to stay for the week between that holiday and N ew Years D ay, he said. G eary noted that advance reservations for F ebruary and March were looking good. The Christmas week also was normal to some in the Islands retail industry. We were busy, said Linda Clayton, co-owner of M ister R oberts R esortwear in the S&S Shopping P laza, We did about what we expected that week. I of last year. It certainly wasnt a bad Christmas, Clayton said. At the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, administrative assistant D eb Wing said she hasnt heard any members complain they had a poor holiday season. I would say its been fairly normal, meaning pretty busy, she said. Weve had quite a few walk-ins looking for tour ism information or asking where they could find a Wing concluded. R estaurateur E d C hiles, who owns the Sandbar in Bradenton Beach and the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub on Longboat Key, said the good weather ensured a good Christmas for the restaurants. People love outdoor dining. We had a lot of good weather days and there were a lot of hungry people at the three restaurants those days, he said. When the weather turned chilly, windy and cloudy for a few days during the holidays, business dropped a bit, Chiles said. Still, it was a good C hristmas season for us. Were certainly not unhappy, we were busy and if we have Chiles concluded.
4 JAN, 11, 2012 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach meeting. Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach ing. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941W est Manatee Fire Rescue District WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org. Of Interest closed. The Islander meeting, Manatee County Administrative Center. board meeting. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sixth Annual Coquina Beach WinterfestLocated at Coquina Beach Winterfest Winterfest Located at Coquina Beach JAN. 15, 2012, 4:00PM WINTER CONCERT SERIES Is la nd An imal Cl in icTOTA L PET CARE : Su rg er y De nt is tr y Bo ar ding Day Ca re Ba th s Fo od & Su ppl ie s 24 -H ou r Em er ge nc y Dr op Of f an d Pi ck UpNe w Ho urs 85: 30 Mo nd ay -F ri da y 8: 30 -N oo n We dn e sdays Wi ll ia m V. By st ro m DV M Leig h Pa ri si DV M Holm es Be ac h Bu sine ss Cent er 5343 Gu lf Dr iv e, Suit e 90 0 941 .7 78 .2 44 5 Se rv in g the Is la nd s sinc e 19 70 Least got most in Island electionsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter With all four A nna M aria city commission candidates reports, the candidate who had the least in contributions Dale Woodland garnered the most votes. Woodland reported campaign contributions of $526, including $411 from his own pocket, and was the leading vote-getter in the N ov. 8 commission election with 463 votes. Other contributors to Woodlands campaign were Jack D ietrich, $100; T om M ineo, $40; and Kitty Kole, $25. The candidate who was the second-lowest in campaign contributions John Quam received the second most votes. Quam reported campaign contributions of $680, all from himself, and received 415 votes. Both Quam and Woodland were incumbent commissioners who relied mostly on mailings and signs for campaign spending and re-election. F ormer M ayor SueLynn, who was elected to the third seat on the ballot with 359 votes, reported campaign contributions of $1,625. C ontributions to SueLynns campaign were from Joe and Louise Chiles, George and Fran Barford, Sissy and T homas Quinn, Bob C arter, W E L D I nc., P ine A venue R estoration LL C and other individuals. N o contribution was more than $100. C andidate N ancy Yetter gathered the most money in votes and did not gain a seat on the commission. Yetters contributors included D on and P atricia Jablonski, Bob C arter, P ine A venue R estoration LL C and John Castellano, among others. PARs $500 contribution was Yetters largest donation. Holmes Beach pared with the number of votes for a candidate show results. Incumbent Commissioner David Zaccagnino led all candidates with 696 votes and reported a contribution from himself of $600. A ndy Sheridan reported $564 in his treasury. Sheridan received 401 votes fourth on the ballot for three seats. I ncumbent C ommissioner A l R obinson reported $1,070 in his campaign treasury, third in contributions, but he was last at the poll with 326 votes, and he lost his seat on the commission. O f his contributions, R obinson used $810 of his own funds. O ther contributors were Frank Davis Jr. and Alan Galletto, both for $100. I ncumbent C ommissioner P at M orton was re-elected with the second highest vote total 651 and second highest amount of contributions with $1,085. C ontributors to M ortons campaign included $535 from he and his wife, and $100 each from Joe Jackson, Richard Sargent and Roger Cappello. Ron T ravis made a $250 contribution to Morton. Jean Peelen led all candidates in contributions with $2,177, and gained the third seat on the commission with 575 votes, the third highest vote total. P eelen contributed $500 to her campaign, while R on T ravis gave $250 and D eb A shford $200. A number of N ancy G ilchrist, John Shapiro, O livia G reen and Jane Gorshaw. Bradenton Beach With incumbent C ommissioner G ay Breuler and mayoral candidate John Shaughnessy a former commissioner both running unopposed, campaign contri butions were minimal. Shaughnessy reported total contributions of $100, all from himself, while Breuler reported a campaign contri bution of $50 from her own pocket. 2011 ELECTIONS
THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 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 Anna Maria vacation rentals meeting topic Jan. 12 By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A nna M aria commissioners at their T hursday, Jan. 12, work session could begin discussion of vacation rental problems if C ommission C hair C huck Webb approves the agenda. The issue was on the draft agenda compiled by staff and M ayor M ike Selby, which was sent to Webb Jan. 6 for approval. T he planning and zoning board was slated to discuss vacation rental issues at its Jan. 10 meeting and then present any recommendations to the city commission at its Jan. 12 meeting. P &Z chair Sandy M attick called for discussions after a variance was granted for a resident to build an property. M attick also noted it was a growing problem and should be addressed. T he citys permanent population has been in decline in recent years, while the number of vacation rental properties has increased. A ny issue related to vacation rentals would be on the table, said M attick, including trash left on the curb before a collection date, trash bins left curbside for several days after a collection, parking spaces required for rental properties and the noise issue. Anna Maria would appear to be following in the that commission recently began tackling the vacation rental issue, particularly construction of large duplexes that can house several vacationing families at one time. But new duplex construction wont be an issue in Anna Maria. Existing duplexes in the city are grandfathered for use, and the R esidentialT wo zone for duplexes was abolished in the 2007 comprehensive plan. Anna Maria has no zoning restrictions that would prohibit one-night stays in the city, and there is no restriction on the number of bedrooms for a single-famEarrings for TIFFA jeweler and friend of Christine Olson created these angel earrings to raise funds and awareness for To Inform Families First, an organization Olson created in a motorcycle crash. The earrings sell for $10 and are available at Bella by the Sea, 218 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and at 12th and East Home on the Beach in the Island Shopping Center, 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TIFFs Initiative advocates for drivers to register free emergency con tact information with their drivers license. Islander
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Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion YourFish or cut baitThe Islander editorial of Dec. 14 which I loved points out another bit of over-stepping boundaries Residents of Sandpiper Resort thought ourselves quite neighborly by putting gates in our fence on 27th Street. The gates allow people who reside in the area access to walk to the Gulf of Mexico. Now we hear Commissioner John Monetti wants access to our bayfront, too? To apprise Islander readers, owners of Sandpiper in recent years have improved their bayfront property at great expense, including a new seawall, retention New pavers and attractive lighting were added, and new benches and Adirondack chairs along the waterfront allow a peaceful read, or a place to watch pelicans or dolphins. This bayfront area was improved for the use of our residents and guests. Big thanks On behalf of rescued homeless pets, I wish to send a big thank you to Debbie and Bill Capobianco. They have hosted a Christmas party for 11 years, collecting pet food from attendees, which is then distributed to local animal rescue groups. The Capobiancos open their home, provide tons of food, drinks and live music, all making for fantastic donation of pet food. I was lucky enough to attend this years party and dog food for my new animal rescue, Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc. They say they do it FUR love. I think all of our rescued pets and the people who rescue them in Manatee County agree, and we thank the Capobiancos for their generosity and kindness. managerSocializing The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,480 users, so were sharing some of the the conversation, use the direct link to our Facebook fan page at www.islander.or g. What do you think was the biggest Island news story of the year? C.J. Wickershams shark bite. What was your favorite Island event of 2011? Several all of the parades! We love having our friends over to our house. We have a birds eye view. Sue Hyatt Carroll The Fourth of July parade. Suzanne Chandler Our March vacation. Its a yearly event for us. Nicolette Germain I loved watching the loggerhead turtle release this week. Wendy Dolezal Now we are supposed to welcome people from station, and relax in our chairs with a glass of wine in the evening? passing on someone elses property I say, and see how long it is before the police are phoned. who seemingly yearn to use our park for their leisure a trailer in the park. Thats correct, buy a share. It will entitle you to make use of our facilities, and building, recreation hall, library building, laundry building, streets, utilities, boat docks and waterfront areas at Sandpiper. If not, find some other property for your fishing, kayaking and golf cart runs, and, please, leave us alone. Carol A. Wallace of the Sandpiper Resort, Bradenton BeachWho got the shaft? Following last weeks Bradenton Beach city meeting, the one where the marquee was headlined Ward 3 commissioner appointment, you could almost hear folks in the bleachers calling out the old cheer, Elevator, elevator, we got the shaft. It was obvious Mayor John Shaughnessy had lined seat, the citys webmaster, a contract employee who provides web design and updates for the city website, Ric Gatehouse. Gatehouse smiled back at the mayor, Commissioner Jan Vosburgh and city attorney Ricinda Perry when they thanked him and only him for stepping up for the But another applicant, John Scooter Tillison, also was present in the gallery. And he was conspicuously ignored. As the mayor called for a motion, resident Jo Ann Meilner, who owns a shop on Bridge Street and heads up the merchants association, called from the audience for public comment. The mayor, seeming disgruntled by her request, huffed a bit, but allowed Meilner to speak. For background, Shaughnessy told Meilner soon ments at meetings, but relented after she said to him, So Meilner rose to the podium to tout Scooters attributes and his support from the merchants. She also questioned whether Gatehouse could serve as webmasIn fact, she quoted a state statute that pretty much says a commissioner cannot be an employee or contractor of the city particularly not with a continuing Commissioner Gay Breulers motion to appoint Gatehouse failed for lack of a second, as nearly everyone in the room held their collective breaths. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh asked Gatehouse to resign as webmaster, but he dodged her request. And attorney Perry reminded commissioners that there was another applicant, but the mayor shunned the he hadnt submitted a resume. tions, by charter or statute, and no requirements to apply for the appointment only to be a voter residing in the city ward for nine months. So Bradenton Beach residents, who really got the shaft?
THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Jan. 9, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Jan. 1 53 77 0 Jan. 2 54 69 0.01 Jan. 3 37 59 0 Jan. 4 32 59 0 Jan. 5 32 69 0 Jan. 6 43 71 0 Jan. 7 52 72 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 65.124-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. and Bradenton Beach until May 1. The Manatee Public Watch director Suzi Fox said that if equipment was still on the beach after May 1, it could affect nesting sea turtles. Likewise, Cafe on the Beach restaurant operators worried about the loss of parking. denton Beach, was approved by the city commission, ect as an improvement; others saw it as too large and potentially damaging the neighborhood. Some citizens suggested putting the decision in voters hands. residents near Bayfront Park complained of poor conditions, including the pavilions and parking lot. 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Badger credits all the good care Royals been receiving since the rescue for Rhinos remarkable recovery. The once-emaciated pup has grown to 14 pounds from only 6 pounds a couple weeks ago with high-end food and liquid biotics and another medication for mange, which was to blame for his hairless beginning. Badger said Rhino is getting along wonderfully with Bear, his other dog, a 7-year-old black Labrador retriever/German shepherd mix. Bear is helping with Rhinos puppy training by discouraging his propensity the puppy in a cage Nov. 30 from a man who said he had found it on the side of the road. A staff member then called Royal, who picked it up. about 10 degrees less than normal for a canine. We didnt know if he was going to live, Royal said. Royal was shocked with his condition and took was so thin that his ribs, collar bones and hip bones stuck out from his body, she said. Badger and Royal credit Rhinos recovery to the good veterinary care hes been receiving at Beach. The clinic provided Rhinos diagnosis and treatment for mange, hook worms and a staph infection. Before Badger took him home, Royal had adminmedicines, special baths and a daily rub of a Burts Bees lotion because his skin was so tough like a rhino. In addition to her rescue work, Royal is the broker of SunCoast Real Estate at the Island Shopto The Islander. Dec. 1 when Badger stopped by and saw the hairless puppy, and immediately volunteered to adopt him. Badger said his adoption has been received very could not believe its the same dog, Badger said, after longer looks like a rhinoceros, Badger said, but hes
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For information, call Peelen at 941-896-5827.Newsrack ordinance delayed for talksBB mayor praises pier cleanup crewBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach public works director Tom Woodward received high praise from Mayor John Shaughnessy at Thursdays Bradenton Beach city pier committee meeting, which is typically attended I want to thank (Woodward) and his crew for said Shaughnessy. I went out there (before the New Years Eve celebration) and it was as clean as Ive ever seen it. There were a lot of people out there for Maintaining the pier for visitors and residents ing the attraction. According to Woodward, there are continuing issues his workers must contend with, as well as dealing with new issues as they arise. Fecal matter found on and near the pier has been an ongoing issue for the city. On Dec. 28, there was another issue with fecal matter, but it was taken care of, said Woodward. Officials have not been able to pinpoint the source, but another incident during the recent cold front might be a potential indication. unlocked, said Woodward. That was also taken care of, but the staff is under the assumption that someone cold night. The blinds were messed up, but nothing was broken or missing. Other problems addressed since the previous city pier meeting included lighting repairs, a sluggish drain, and repair of some parts of the handrail that Woodward said appeared to have been kicked out. Woodward also said that pressure washing along the pier would become a routine task for his crew. By Mark Young Islander Reporter rack ordinance was halted at the city commissions Jan. 5 meeting. The ordinance was proposed under former Mayor Bob Bartelts administration in September 2011. While discussion moved forward on the proposed changes, the commission learned Bartelt had agreed to form a committee, including Islander publisher Bonner Joy and any other local publishers who wished to participate. elections and the city moved forward with the proposed ordinance without forming the committee or holding any further discussion. During public comment of the amended ordinance, Joy addressed the fact that the city had never followed through with forming a committee to discuss what impact the ordinance would have on local publishers. I think we may have skipped something in the process, said Joy. At the last meeting on newsracks, a committee was suggested with me working on that committee. That never happened. Joy said she could only address the ordinance as presented, and there were many issues to address. For example, the ordinance states that news racks would be considered abandoned after 15 days of outdated materials, she said. There are publications that publish monthly or even quarterly. Their publication will be considered outdated before their new issue is published. Joy belongs to a publishers group that includes such entities as the St. Petersburg Times and Bradenton a modular rack might be installed, and all publishers in the area are invited to be represented in the modular. Joy also said the citys attempt to require design plans is out of the hands of publishers. There are scale drawings and other things, which are all additional costs to publishers, she said. Rack manufacturers provide basic schematics, which already have Its all pre-determined and there are not a bevy of manufacturers out there. Id be surprised if there are six, and tion. Joy said there is much more to it than meets the eye, such as adhering to the Americans with Disabilities Act and having proper access to a modular. Before continuing with her next disputed item, Mayor John Shaughnessy interceded. Shaughnessy asked about the committee recommendation, as he was not mayor at the time. After having From a legal perspective, I would prefer to conwe would have to re-advertise, which would be costly. I would prefer to see the commission direct staff to form this committee and have a liaison to the committee. Joy said there would, indeed, be some substantial changes that need to be made. If we are going to agree to locations, thats something we can agree to after the ordinance, but a lot of what is in this ordinance will create a burden on publishers that right now are stressed to put a rack anywhere, she said. until April 5 and the second reading until April 19. In Gilbert was tasked with coordinating with Joy and the proposed committee to address the ordinance issues no the committees recommendations into the ordinance. In other city business: special exemption application to erect a dock located at 500 Bay Drive S. If approved, the 65-foot dock will be replaced with a 121-foot dock, equipped with moorings and two boat lifts. citys open-air dining areas was continued until the Jan. 19 meeting. the Bridge Street Merchants Christmas annual celebration. toward stormwater and sewer repairs at Church and cost was covered by Manatee County. toward a John Deere tractor repair.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 9 CHE CK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Click! The Islander welcomes urban legends about Islanders and Island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to Beach FL 34217. WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open 8-4ENTIRE FLEA MARKET OPEN 8AM-4PM Bring the Family, Spend the Day 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. 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 WINTER FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items, Get 1 FREE Anna Maria residents demand improved cell serviceBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter E-mails to Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby and city commissioners are running about 15 to one in favor of improving cell phone reception in the city. D ecember after commissioners asked city attorney Jim D ye to liaise with cell tower consultant R usty M onroe and bring an amended ordinance to the commission that might make it more attractive to a business to locate a tower in the city. E -mail comments have ranged from safety concerns in the event of an emergency, to a need for service by those working from home. M any people who e-mailed said they have to go outside their residence for their cell phone to connect or make calls. Several commissioners, including C ommissioner Jo A nn M attick, believe the current ordinance is too strict fall 150 feet in any direction without hitting something. Dye reminded commissioners in December that the city cant ban construction of cell towers, but can limit towers by location and design. Opponents of a cell tower in Anna Maria have said the city should consider the effects of radiation from cell tower equipment, as well as the height, look and location of a tower. Discussion of an amended cell tower ordinance will be on the commission agenda after D ye completes his draft of the amended ordinance. and no company making an application could meet the demands. The current ordinance was passed in 2003. Since adoption of the ordinance, several cell tower construction companies have made presentations to the city about a tower and cellular service, but no application has been submitted. O ne feature of the current ordinance that D ye said might be too restrictive is the required fall zone, which must be 150 feet in any direction. Dye said at the Decemplace in A nna M aria where a tower could be built and Island radio launch awaits upgradesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter station that was set to begin broadcasting on A nna M aria I sland N ew Years E ve, said the response on the website was so overwhelming, it crashed the server. Because of the holiday, she and husband/co-owner the server. She said their web server now can handle more than 36,000 visitors to the W AMi website, www. wamiradio.co m. tion on the website last week were unsuccessful, and, although several attempts were made in various areas ter is located, The Islander also was unable to tune in the station on the radio at 1700 AM. broadcast power is not enough to reach the entire Island, and they plan to upgrade to 25 watts of output in the near future. They said they will seek Federal Communications C ommission permission to upgrade to a 100-watt transmitter. music from local musicians in the M anatee-Sarasota area and that the station would be commercial-free for two months.
10 JAN, 11, 2012 THE ISLANDER need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 A New Year! A New You! Treat yourself to hair extensions for length or volume. Looking for the perfect outing? Look no further Crosswalk fatality prompts advice: Pay attentionLeonard violates parole, no bondAt the scene of Bradenton Beach in 19 years, Bradenton Gill warns motorists and pedestrians to pay attention to avoid accidents. Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Pay attention while driving. Pay attention walking What seem like safety rules almost too obvious to mention are necessary reminders for a commonplace problem on Anna Maria Island where only last month a Sarasota woman was struck and killed by an SUV while attempting to cross Gulf Drive at a marked crosswalk. According to police reports, driver Kathleen Benison of Cortez and her passenger were northbound on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach, admiring the view of the Gulf of Mexico at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8, when Benisons GMC Yukon struck Antoinette Pruss of Sarasota in front of the Gulf Drive Cafe. Bradenton Beach Police Department Sgt. James Gill, years, cautioned everyone to pay attention. The crash is under investigation, he said, pending blood results from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, accident reconstruction results from the Bradenton Police Department and a medical examiners report. A full crash report is expected to be released by the end of January. Gill said the blood results would determine any not obviously impaired, and the crash was not due to recklessness. Nonetheless, accidents happen when people are not alert to their surroundings, law enforcement warns. vacationers walking along city streets as if they have an When the group walks, people dont look. Ferrara said. Asked whether speeding is prevalent, Gill said not times. As far as the use of cell phones or other electronic devices distracting drivers more these days, he said, Theres not supposed to be anything in front of drivers. It comes down to everybody, both driving and walking, watching where theyre going. You see so many people walk out in front of cars on a regular basis, Gill said. People are looking this way, and walking that way, he said, while pointing in opposite directions. Gill warned pedestrians not to rely on state law for self-preservation. While it is Florida law that pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, he said, when it comes down to a vehicle against a pedestrian, the pedestrian always loses. Sgt. Ferrara also said pedestrians get a false sense of security in crosswalks. Motorists are not always paying attention. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter ment from three departments on an early morning chase last month in Cortez, was arraigned Dec. 30 on a parole violation. out bond, according to Pamela Buha, the assistant state attorney for the case. in addition to prior stolen vehicles, following his arrest reports. Cortez Road and a three-hour search that involved several ton and Palmetto police, a helicopter and a K-9 unit, the reports said. Although a $120,000 bond was set for Leonard in the expected on 18 counts of burglary and one count of grand theft of motor vehicle. The second arraignment Jan. 20 is for three counts of grand theft auto, resulting from prior stolen vehicle cases. Sheriffs deputies were initially dispatched to a call of an attempted stolen vehicle at 3:34 a.m. in the to push his neighbors truck out of its driveway. Sheriffs reports indicate the suspect was seen leaving this area in a white Ford Escort at a high rate of speed. The Escort was later determined to be a stolen vehicle by the Bradenton police. Multiple calls then reported vehicles ransacked and numerous items missing, including clothes from a shed and a bicycle. A stolen gun also was found inside the stolen Escort, according to a report. A deputy found Leonard at 8:19 a.m. with freshly scratched legs, wearing clothes similar to those reported stolen and wet shoes. changing his clothes and walking through water to evade capture, and car hopping, entering unlocked vehicles and rummaging through them with the intent to steal loose change and small items. The arraignments will be at 9 a.m. Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 before Judge Janette Dunnigan at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. ART OF MURDERJan. 19-Feb. 5 Evenings 8 pm Matinee Jan. 22, 29 & Feb. 5, 2 pm Box Of ce open 9 am-1 pm Visa, Mastercard, Discover 10009 Gulf Drive & Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 11 Wednesday, Jan. 11 7:45-9 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at The Feast restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. 11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meet at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2181. Fee applies. Thursday, Jan. 12 2 p.m. A Circus Life with Chuck Sidlow at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Youth karate class at Island Fitness, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5200. Friday, Jan. 13 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception for acrylic artist Kathy Sparks at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Saturday, Jan. 14 8 a.m. Dolphin Dash 5K run departs from Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941320-1382. Fee applies. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market mation: 941-722-3212. 9:30 a.m. AMIgami, an Island origami club, will meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 10 a.m.noon Shirley Dean demonstrates acrylic painting at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6649. 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for Paradise on Parade allmedia art show at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-6694. Sunday, Jan. 15 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Book signing with authors Jean Peelen and Joyce Kramer at the Back Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Monday, Jan. 16 Noon Linda Gaines talks on Homeless in America at the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941779-0564. Fee applies. Wednesday, Jan. 18 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lets go to Prague: The city of art and music presented by Jan Skalny at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Noon Floral arranging program by members of the Anna Maria Garden Club at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 2 p.m. novels at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Ongoing: 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. copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-4400. 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. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-9060668. Off-Island Friday, Jan. 13 8-10 a.m. Silent nature stroll through coastal mangroves at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501. 6 p.m. And the Winner Is Film Series presents Casablanca at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th Street W., Bradenton. Information: 941746-4131. Fee applies. Wednesday, Jan. 18 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-0777. Fee applies. Coming Up: ing. Center for the Arts. Paris, South Florida Museum. Presbyterian Church. West. Save the Date: vows on the beach. Send calendar announcements to email@example.com. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. The Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market features a variety of vendors. Booths cost $25, with proceeds going to AMIPs kids and community campaign, which includes scholarships and family-friendly Holmes Beach City Hall. For more information, call Mary Woodstock Zuchniewicz at 941-722-3212. StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria theft. A bicycle left unsecured for approximately one hour at the pier was reported stolen. theft. The clerk reported an item valued at less than $4 belonging to her had been stolen. A beachgoer turned in a pair of prescription glasses found in the sand. uties responded to a home where a woman was reported to be having seizures. They awaited emergency medical services, which provided transportation to Blake Medical Center. tery. A man and his wife got into a verbal argument that reportedly became physical when he grabbed and pushed her out of bed, causing her leg to bleed. Police arrested the man following his admissions. tion. While on patrol a deputy noticed a sign had been painted over with a blue symbol. Public works employees responded to remove the paint. mation. Deputies were called to assist a man who came into the business appearing disoriented and having difAnna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Marina, battery and disorderly conduct. A business owner reported a man defecating in the hallway of the marina. Police stopped the suspect on the 12000 block of Cortez he was wanted on a Manatee County warrant for petty theft. Police arrested the man, who reported he was homebond was set. registration. A van with a license plate not matching state Coquina Park area. The driver told police that his son had put the license plate from another vehicle onto the van he was driving. Police had the vehicle towed, arrested the bond was set. man at the Tortuga Inn reported his vehicle was entered unlocked. Surveillance camera video was checked for a description of the alleged offender. Jan. 2, 200 Bridge St., trespass warning. The owner of Rotten Ralphs reported an ex-employee started a verbal argument about his paycheck. A trespass warning was issued. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach vehicle. A man reported his golf bag missing from the approximately $1,500. to vehicle. A man told police his car was burglarized, and cards, bank debit and credit cards and $70 were reported missing. to vehicle. Police were initially called to the 600 block of Crestwood Lane because of a womans purse was linked it to a residence on Ambassador Lane. When police contacted the resident, he said his vehicle had been burglarized during the night. Missing from his truck were his mothers purse, a black laptop bag and Toshiba computer with a German keyboard and international wire transfer box. theft. A theft at the store was reported after a surveillance camera showed an alleged offender reaching around the counter to open a drawer. $80 was reported stolen. in reference to a possible burglary. Upon arriving at the scene, police found a blue car with a broken window. Police questioned two men who advised they were waiting for a friend to pick them up and did not know anything about the broken window. vated battery. Thomas Duckworth, 24, was arrested after throwing a butter knife at a woman and pushing a playpen, causing a 9-month-old child to roll across the playpen. Police reported the incident to child protective services. Bond was set at $1,000. Duckworth posted bond and was released, pending a court date of Jan. 27. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
12 JAN, 11, 2012 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) Visit www.islander.org to order a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. If you havent heard about the AT THE BEACH Come see whats new, were always adding fabulous items & treasures to our store! 12TH & EAST HOME AT THE BEACH 5416 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH, FLORIDA 34217 941.778.7440 12THANDEASTHOME.COMstop in and get the scoop!3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA ANTIQUES GI FTS CAND L E S LOCALLY MADE TREASURES $35 Hour Massage or Facial $99 Zenscape PackageIncludes deluxe Mani & Pedi, Massage, European Facial.Mon-Sat 9-6, Sunday noon-4 3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach941.778.0700 Zennailsandspabyle.com Zen Nails & Spa by Le Butcher exhibit featured in Longboat Key gallery The black-and-white photography of Florida Artist exhibit at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Jan. 19 through Feb. 24. Butchers photographs explore his personal relathan 40 years, and has earned much acclaim. An opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the centers Durante Gallery. The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is at 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. For more information, call 941-383-2345.Homeless issues head up Democratic luncheon Linda Gaines, an AmeriCorp Vista worker with speak to the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club at noon Monday, Jan. 16. rant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, is open to the public and reservations are not required. Lunch is $15. 779-0564.League presents James Pay annual exhibit The Anna Maria Island Art League will host an awards presentation and reception for its 18th annual James Pay member exhibit 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. The late Pay was an AMI Art League founder, and the exhibit in his honor is open to all-media submissions by league members. The exhibit can be viewed 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. TuesFor more information, call the art league at 941-7782099.Book club to discuss change The Friends of the Island Library Book Club will meet at the Island Branch Library at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, to discuss When Everything Changed by Gail Collins. The club also will meet at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, at 10:15 a.m. March 15 to discuss The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan; at 10:15 a.m. April 19 to discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese; and at 10:15 a.m. May 17 to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova. For more information, call the library at 941-7786341.Box of ce opens for Art of Murder The Anna Maria Island Players will kick off the new year with a production of Joe Dipietros Art of Murder, which was the 2000 Edgar Award winner for best mystery play. Tickets for the show, which runs Jan. 19 through Feb. Anna Maria. The play, directed by James Thaggard, is set in a remote estate in the countryside of Connecticut. Jack Brooks, an accomplished and eccentric painter, awaits the arrival of his art dealer to right a wrong by planning to kill him. Brooks attempts to elicit the cooperation of his wife, who is reluctant to go along with the plan. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The theater is dark on Monday. day, and one hour before performances, including prior to the Sunday matinee. For more information, call 941-778-5755.Young artist competition deadline nears The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestion at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. The competition is open to Manatee and Sarasota county musicians ages 12-18. The winner will perform with AMICCO and will receive a $500 cash prize. Wind and string players, pianists and vocalists are invited to audition. Competition guidelines and application forms are available on the web at www.amicco. or g. The application deadline is Jan. 18. For more information, call James Stoltie at 941-7279886.Taste event bene ts Save Our Seabirds Save Our Seabirds. For a $10 donation, participants may sample wines Drive, Longboat Key. Studio features Paradise on Parade The Studio at Gulf and Pines third annual all-media Jan. 28 at 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The theme of the exhibit is Paradise on Parade, a A reception and awards presentation will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. For more information, call 941-778-6694.Magic of Manatee grantMagic of Manatee Sweet Adeline chorus member Michele Baker and Pam McMillen accept a check for $1,000 from Mike Apps of Albertsons. The chorus was Community Partnership Challenge award in 2011. Anna Marias bright scholarSarah Oldham of Anna Maria and a graduate of Manatee High School has been selected as a Florida Bright Futures Academic Top Scholar, which includes a full scholarship. Oldham is one of 67 high school graduates in the state to be recognized with the honor. She is the daughter of Sandy Mattick.
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16 JAN, 11, 2012 THE ISLANDER Birding not just for birds coordinator for the Gulf Circle Christmas Bird Count for the Manatee County Audubon, explains the process for tallying the many birds they expect to see Dec. 17. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Before the bird counters had fully assembled in the parking lot, the early volunteers were scanning the sky. Theres two black vultures. And, theres a frigate, exclaimed Carole Brigham and Lee Zerkel. I t seems the frigate was a surprise. T hey explained that the frigate population should have left with the arrival of the white pelicans. A nd there go two white pelicans, Brigham noted. M ore volunteers arrived and coordinator for the John van Zandt divided up the area, issued three pages of bird names that were likely to be counted. The Dec. 27 Gulf-Island Circle Audubon Christmas Van Zandt, Zerkel, Brigham and newbie bird-watcher Thirty-six birders on eight teams participated in the 112th annual Manatee County Audubon Christmas Bird C ount and the 30th annual G ulf C ircle count, which includes A nna M aria I sland, P erico I sland, C ortez and the north end of Longboat Key. T he annual count netted some surprises along the way, including the frigate sighting, but also the great black-backed gull, which was spotted the day after the all, according to van Zandt, who has been birding since the early 80s. T here also was some disappointment, as some birds that were expected to be seen were not. T he counters did not see such birds as the cattle egret, green heron and more. The most common bird spotted during the count was the brown pelican, which numbered more than 200. Besides the rare spotting of the frigate this time of year, several other species were only spotted once. T hose species include the wood stork, little blue heron, snowy egret, American kestrel and more. Organizers of the count also reported that only 16 common peafowl on Perico, down from 24 last year. We saw fewer songbirds, which was also unexpected, said van Zandt. A ll in all, the numbers were down somewhat from prior years. With more than 100 years of database facts at the disposal of the M anatee C ounty A udubon, the group is able to pinpoint trends in birding populations. The numbers this year are a concern to veteran birders like van Zandt, who noted his concerns, but said it wasnt time to be alarmed. It does bring to mind environmental concerns, he said. Birds, like a canary in a coal mine, are a good indication of the health of the environment. F or example, the red knot used to be plentiful in our area, but now there is I love birding though. You get in the fresh air and its mentally challenging and, of course, much different than a typical workday, he said. Veteran birders have a love for what they do and typi cally speak about how they fell in love with bird counting G raham volunteered for Saturdays bird count and with it, too. Birding might not be for everyone, but it really opens your eyes to the tremendous variety of birds that are around you, even if they are only here for a short time as migratory birds, she said. Graham said birding was already a minor hobby for her, she had taken a two-week course in birding offered by Bob and Nancy Dean, of the Manatee Audubon. She local Audubon meetings. I loved the course I was taking and wanted to do more, she said. I also like to do things for my community, so I thought this was a good combination, and I G raham was a little concerned her rookie status would get in the way, but that wasnt the case at all. One of the great things about being a novice is that you are surrounded by these incredibly helpful experts, she said. They help you every step of the way. to volunteer for Audubon. I would encourage everyone, young and old, to get involved with this, she said. I ts a lot of fun and you learn so much about our local birds and those birds who visit during migration. When you start to know what kinds of birds you are seeing, it gives you a whole new appreciation of our area. Audubon count were: Blue-gray gnatcatcher: 1 European starling: 13 Pine warbler: 1 Palm warbler: 15 Northern cardinal: 1 Common grackle: 46 Boat-tailed grackle: 30 Lesser scaup: 10 Common loon: 2 American white pelican: 53 Brown pelican: 209 Double-crested cormorant: 11 frigatebird: 1 Great blue heron: 10 Great egret: 7 Snowy egret: 1 Little blue heron: 1 Yellow-crested night heron: 1 White ibis: 32 Wood stork: 1 Bittern: 1 Black vulture: 9 T urkey vulture: 98 Osprey: 5 American kestrel: 1 Black-bellied Plover: 2 Snowy Plover: 1 Willet: 12 Sanderling: 12 Unknown gull: 40 Laughing gull: 22 Ring-billed gull: 80 Lesser black-backed gull: 4 Unknown tern: 3 Forsters tern: 1 Royal tern: 26 Rock pigeon: 1 Eurasian collareddove: 43 White-winged dove: 1 Mourning dove: 29 Red-bellied wood pecker: 4 Downy woodpecker: 1 Fish crow: 31 Birders Wendell Graham, front left, Lee Zerkel and Key while taking part in the Dec. 27 Audubon ChristZandt as they count black and turkey vul tures circling overhead taking part in the Dec. 27 Audubon Christmas Vultures feast on mullet on the nearby shoreline, where birders also counted numerous white ibis, an osprey and some gulls.
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Start to nish and continuing support...e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, firstname.lastname@example.orgREFERENCES AVAILABLE 2710 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach 941.778.1010, toll free 800.206.6293 www.cedarcoveresort.com email: email@example.com Directly on the beach! Grassy point preserve remains closed to public A shell parking lot, three picnic tables, six shade trees, native plants and a 1,000-foot path are recent improveBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter While the intent is to one day have it open, accordtendent, improved access and safety issues appear to be stalling the opening of the 34-acre Grassy Point aquatic preserve on East Bay Drive across from Walgreens. We hope to have the boardwalk out there someday to provide a walking path across water, said Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. T hats our ultimate plan, but thats years away. G rassy P oint was purchased more than 10 years ago with a grant from the F lorida D epartment of E nvironmental P rotection C ommunities T rust P rogram. While additional funding for improvements is being sought, Bohnenberger said, no funds are expected in the near future. In the meantime, were working on getting limited access for schools and other guided tours, he said. Along with assistance from the Sarasota Bay Estuary P rogram, a governmental entity that provides habitat management to Grassy Point, the city added a shell parking area, picnic tables, bike rack and a 1,000 foot-long path in 2011. In October 2007, the Southwest Florida Water Man for habitat restoration in the preserve. In 2008, the city, SBEP Swiftmud and the U.S. Fish restore inter-tidal wetlands and the rare coastal hammock, and removed invasive species, including A ustralian pines and Brazilian pepper, and also relocated spoil berms to allow for nature trails. The most recent work on Grassy Point was comremoval of three dozen pines and pepper trees. T wo acres of assorted native vegetation were planted. Jay Leverone, senior environmentalist at SB EP described himself as a broker for the G rassy P oint activities, but he looks to the city to pursue grants. LeveC ommunities T rust P rogram report and, he said, other organizations, such as Save A nna M aria I nc. are very interested in the preserve. SAM member, Carol Soustek, approached the citys groups interest in having the city obtain water rights from M anatee C ounty to protect the mangrove hammock. R iparian rights would provide the city the ability to patrol and protect the delicate habitat, she said. Beautification committee chair Jerry West said Beach. Right now we need to make it more user-friendly, which means signage, which means access, which means a boardwalk, said Leverone, adding that working with the Florida Department of T ransportation would be necessary to move ahead with a walkway to access the bay, as well as to get improved access near the Gulf Drive/ East Bay Drive intersection. We need to show it off. O ther amenities, including a look-out tower, also have been discussed, said West. T heres no real plan as to what we want. I ts hard to get money without a plan, he added. But I think its time to open it up. West said his committee will be doing an inventory of whats there and whats needed. Amid the talk of future improvements and opening G rassy P oint, an unresolved dialogue between the mayor, public works and police about safety surfaced. The police department is prepared to patrol, accord kids set up a paint ball area. T hey brought in benches and made their own course. N onetheless, Stephenson said, it could be opened, I ts a gorgeous piece of property. I ve walked it many ing the hours of operation to dawn to dusk, because the department is always thinking about safety. From the public works perspective, the paths ADA compliance is the biggest thing holding up opening it, said Duennes, adding the path is currently unsuitable for wheelchair access. T he mayor also said the path needs improvement and signage before the city opens the preserve to the public. Island roadwatch Repairs have resumed to the Longboat Pass Bridge on State R oad 789/ G ulf D rive from north of N orth Shore Road on Longboat Key to south Coquina Park in Bradenton Beach, a Florida Department of T ransportation press release said. Plans call for repairs and painting, as well as side walk reconstruction. A DOT spokesperson said any nighttime lane clono lane closures will take place Friday through Sunday. D uring the repair period, motorists will encounter a 35-mph speed limit, but the bridge will not be closed to motorists and the draw will remain in operation for boaters. Quinn C onstruction I nc. is the contractor for the $1.1 M otorists on State R oad 789/ E ast Bay D rive from 31st Street to State Road 64/Manatee A venue can expect intermittent lane closures this week as sidewalk construction continues. pedestrians can expect to use alternate routes during sidewalk construction. month. Visitors are kept out of Grassy Point Preserve in Holmes Beach by a locked gate and a no trespassing sign at what will be the entrance on Avenue C. The 34-acre preserve was purchased for the city of Holmes Beach in 2000 with grant funding. Sidewalk work continues on East Bay Drive in Holmes
THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 19 Peruse our great collection of vintage hats DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment W elcome back winter shoppers and connoisseurs of collectibles, antiquing and good local shops! Giving Back one door over. Come check out the expanded space and all the new stuff. And remember, when you shop the awesome deals, all proceeds go to local charities. Steffs Stuff on Longboat Key has moved to The Centre Shops. Shes excited about the new digs and has all kinds of new selections. Make sure you stop in 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 ping the unique offerings. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Antiques are hosting a January White Sale! Everything white is 20 percent off. Cobwebs has a new load of goodies from her special source. The girls want help clearing out space to allow for even more cool musthaves, clothing and vintage stuff. Tide and Moon at AMI Plaza also has moved. Shes now at 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and her new shop is fabulous. She beautiful silver and pearl Anna Maria Island Pendants in stock hand crafted by owner Laura Shely herself. What a Find! looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and appointments a day, the content in the shop is constantly changing! Check it out! Youll be saying Wow, What a Find! Community Thrift Shop is now open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have great inventory, from furniture to clothing and everything in between. They clothing and accessories at half the price. Be sure to tell them The Islander sent you. And happy shopping... 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 Check out my new location! Sterling & Pearl Anna Maria Island Pendant handmade by owner Laura Shely. Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! 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 FISH makes plans for new year, preserve, festivalPrize FISH boat This 22-foot Catalina sailboat, outboard motor and sails will go home with a lucky winner at the conclusion of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. the Florida Maritime Museum boat-works program. To take a look at the boat and purchase a $5 chance to win, visit the museum at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. FISH looks for a few fair volunteers Planning for the 30th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, which will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, featuring live music, arts and crafts, childrens activities, environmental exhibits and, of course, lots of seafood, is under way by the This years theme, suggested by James Wyre Lee Cortez. The festival ground begins at the corner of State Road 684/ Cortez Road at 119th Street and extends to the waterfront, encompassing the Florida Maritime Museum be included throughout the weekend for the admission price to the festival. Admission is $3 and children under 12 attend free. during the fair. Anyone interested should contact Debra Ibasfalean at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ibasfalean suggested shifts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers should submit preferred day and shift in the e-mail, as well as suggestions for what sort of work he/she might prefer. By Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter according to members of the Florida Institute of Saltwawill continue to receive the work that began last year. The Preserve encompasses some 90-plus acres, including environmentally sensitive lands, east of the village of Volunteers spent hundreds of hours in December clearing the northern portion between 115th and 116th streets to make way for new vegetation. Clearing will continue this year. There also is work ongoing to create public parking. In time, the entire preserve will be open to the public. The board is currently pursuing grants to support continued work. A $58,000 Gulf of Mexico Foundation grant and a $98,000 Southwest Florida Water Management District grant look real positive, said board member and preserve site manager Karen Riley-Love. in the budget for interior and exterior renovations of the hall, which includes replacing rotted beams and termitedamaged wood. ing mullet season, saying, Its one of the best years ever. It will surpass the season of 07. There are huge amounts of redand white-roe mullet. of Feb. 1819. Board member/artist Linda Molto said, Everything is coming along real well. Notices were mailed last week for the March meet
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THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 23 Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Available At... Anna Maria City Pier RestaurantPlanks on the Historic Anna Maria City Pier are available exclusively at www.islander.org REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes! Mon @ 7: Dixieland Jazz is back! Tue @ 7:30: s Rock-n-Roll Wed @ 7.30: The Wheedles Thur @ 6.30: Gumbo Boogie Band Fri @ 8: KARAOKE with Jim & Dee S at @ 6:30: Don Hunsinger Sun @ 6:30 Island Swing Band Eat like Eat like drink like drink like a Brit at a Brit at Pelican Pelican Sun @ 6:30 Island Swing Band Retail Fish Market 119th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront Turn at 119th FRESH FISH DAILY! 119 th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront BEST prices on stone crab claws. (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 Proposed water taxi needs key Anna Maria stopBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The leaseholder of the Anna Maria City Pier is still considering a proposal by Capt. Tracey Dell to have a water taxi from downtown Bradenton dock at the city pier as an integral stop on its route to a mix of Island locations. But Dave Sork, manager of the Anna Maria City Pier restaurant, representing leaseholder Mario Schoenfelder, admitted he was too busy during December to schedule time for serious discussions with Dell. possible, he said. Dell went to the Anna Maria City Commission in November with his proposal, but was told by city attorSchoenfelder. After that, the city would review the agreement and determine if it met the terms of the lease. Sork said he was going to call Dell and get into the nuts and bolts of the proposition to dock and bring passengers to the pier. Dell, who operates the Kathleen D catamaran charter from the Bradenton Marina, wants to start with service from downtown Bradenton to the Anna Maria City Pier Bridge Street Pier and the Mainsail (formerly Tidemark) Park in Pinellas County. The key to the shuttle is the Anna Maria City Pier down meeting and go over the plan with Sork. Without the pier stop, the shuttle really doesnt make sense. We need to have the Anna Maria pier to get over to Fort DeSoto and bring visitors from there to Anna Maria for a day trip. So, well talk to Dave (Sork) and hopefully we can settle his issues and move forward, Dell said. The water taxi proposed is the Island Pearl, a 50-foot former U.S. Navy personnel transport that was he said. The boat is currently undergoing additional renovations, including upgrading its facilities to become more environmentally friendly, Dell said. Were using green technology wherever possible on the boat, he said. Dell said the vessel will have photovoltaic panels other energy needs, and the bilge pump has a separation device to remove oil that might otherwise discharge into surrounding waters. People embark on the steamer Favorite after an excursion to Anna Maria Beach. This postcard view is titled Wharf at Anna Maria Beach, Florida. Smaller boats surrounding the Favorite are moored to the pier. Islander Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph Collection
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Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Jan. 11 2:01p 1.3 7:20 -0.6 6:33 0.6 Jan. 12 12:46 2.0 2:26 1.4 7:53 -0.4 7:33 0.5 Jan. 13 1:39 1.8 2:55 1.5 8:27 -0.2 8:41 0.4 Jan. 14 2:40 1.5 3:30 1.7 9:00 0.0 9:57 0.2 Jan. 15 3:56 1.2 4:10 1.8 9:34 0.3 11:23 0.0 Jan. 16 5:43 0.9 4:57 1.9 10:08 0.6 3rd Jan. 17 8:14 0.9 5:52 2.0 12:52 -0.2 10:39 0.8 Jan. 18 6:54p 2.1 2:11 -0.4 Absolute Canvas and Upholstery 941.545.3409 Kathleen DSailing CatamaranEgmont Key Shelling & Snorkeling Sails Sunset Sails / Day Sails / Private Charters Special Events, Sailing from Twin Dolphins Marina 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Flag football returns, golfer Eliot fetedBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter NFL Flag Football is back on the schedule at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The season culminates in early March with playoffs and ultimately, a Super Bowl. Waterfront Restaurant Raiders took on Gettel Toyota Texans Jan. 7 in an 8-9 age division match up. The teams traded offensive possessions early in the game, keeping looking to pass, but handed the ball off to Ava Zink on a reverse, pass-run option. Zink looked for a receiver, around the right end. She somehow eluded several Raider down the sideline to complete a 32 yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt failed and the Texans took a 6-0 lead into the half. The Raiders wasted little time getting back into the from quarterback Jack Barnes and took it to the house to complete a 31-yard catch-and-run play and tie the score 6-6. The Raiders then went for a 2-point conversion with Barnes handing the ball off to Callen Achor, who started Raiders took an 8-6 lead. Barnes then intercepted Daigle at the Texans 16-yard swept around the right end for a touchdown and a 14-6 lead. Barnes extra-point pass attempt was broken up by Zink to keep the score at 14-6. Another Raider intercepthe score. yards, 12 rushing yards and a 2-point conversion, while Barnes had 30 passing yards in the game. Achor led the Zink paced the Texans with 30 rushing yards and a yards. Daigle added 20 yards on the ground. Zink led the In other 8-9 division action Jan. 7, Southern Greens Jets edged Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys 6-0. Daniel Fritz provided much of the offense, gaining 46 rushing Luke Marvin threw for 50 yards, while Jackie Schlossberg added 15 receiving yards in the victory. Dalton Guffrie The Cowboys were led in the loss by Brandon Earlys 37 passing yards and Zachary Quinns 30 rushing yards. Daniel Sentman and Quinn had interceptions. and a touchdown to lead Beach Bistro Vikings to a 20-0 win over Beach Bum Steelers in 8-9 division action Jan. yards and catching four passes for 42 yards, while scoring two touchdowns. Sean Rodriguez added two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown to complete the scoring. For more photos, scores and sports schedules, look online at www.islander.org. Key Royale golf news It was a cold week for golf at the Key Royale Club, but some brave souls managed to get in their swings. On Jan. 6, the men and women teamed up for a nine-hole scramble followed by a luncheon. inger and Mark Clark carded a 13-under-par 19 to take McKammish. Jan. 5 saw the men participate in a team scramble over nine holes. The team of Rich Papini, Greg Shorten and Tim Friesen matched the 5-under-par 27 carded by On Wednesdays, the men typically play an 18-hole tournament of some kind, but with the temperature sitting at 38 degrees, Jack Frost was declared the winner. round was refreshing. match Jan. 3. Bob Lange won the individual title with a plus 2, while John Estok, Buddy Foy, Mike Gillie and Jim Auch won the team title at minus 3. The turnout for the Jan. 3 womens golf was light due to cold weather. Jan Turner won Flight B with a 3-overher round. Jan. 2 was a big day at the club and for Col. Bob Elliott, who turned 97. The Rev. Jim Meena and the club were ready with warm mince pie and ice cream to celebrate the occasion. The men then played a better ball of foursome match that saw the team of Dave Kruger, Omar Trolard, Jon par 23. One stroke back in second place was the team Horseshoe news Two teams emerged Jan. 7 from pool play at the Anna Samuels defeated walker Bob Lee 23-13. Despite cold weather Jan. 4, 15 players showed up, but only two managed the three pool-play victories needed to advance to the knockout round. Bob Lee defeated Norm Good and Dominic Lovedoti 21-13 in the championship game. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Kevin CassidyHappy 97Col. Bob Elliott takes aim at a tournament for a shotgun start. Elliott is a staple at the club, on the links and in the clubhouse, and almost never misses a tournahis 97th birthday. Islander File Photo
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26 JAN, 11, 2012 THE ISLANDER Theres still time and planks aplenty to put your name, remembrance or memorial on the Anna Maria City Pier. Purchase planks here: www.islander.org Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant 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, we have sold 11 homes and put 2 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 Big Fish reaches 1-year Nicole Skaggs, owner-broker of Big Fish Real Estate, colleagues laughed at her a year ago when she opened There were plenty of naysayers, even among my into my own business at that time. Anna Maria Island real estate. She knew then that the market was beginning to turn upward and she needed to be positioned when sales began climbing again. I knew I couldnt wait until the market came back, already. I did what I believed I had to do and opened the in 13 months. Additionally, she bought her own building The past year more than exceeded my expectations, Skaggs said she concentrates on forming relationships with buyers and sellers, offering full-service property management, and making a difference in the market. I know it sounds cheesy to say, but we really do believe we make a difference, especially in property management. We are different. Were a real estate boutique, Skaggs said.Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 1,609 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car Gulffront home built in 1952 $1,280,000; list $1,420,000. 2200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, a 1,363 sfla Gulffront resort built in 1976 on .3444 acres was sold an arms length transaction. home/office built in 1935 on a 52x145 lot was sold The staff of Zen Nails & Spa by Le, 3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, have been busy since the spa opened in November. The spa professionals include, from left, Rose Trao, Kevin Nguyen, Lisa Nguyen, Valerie Mabry, Tony Ly, owner Le Phuong and Kenny One Gulffront condominium was recently purchased above the asking price, and near the square footage cost in 2004, Skaggs said. The market is still heading upward, she predicted. Skaggs is bullish on real estate sales heading into the winter selling season February through April. From everything Ive seen and heard, its going to be a great season and Im really pleased I took the chance last year. Look at all the great people I met. Shes also looking forward to a successful second anniversary. For more information, call 941-779-2289.Chamber breakfast The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly sunrise breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Feast Restaurant in the Island The cost is $8 per person and reservations are required. For more information, call the chamber at 941-7781541.Zen is special Le Phuong, owner of Zen Nails & Spa, 3224 East clients for some of her recent specials, so shes continuing her special treatment in January. The specials were part of the grand opening of the salon in November. Phuong said the Zenscape Package, including a deluxe manicure, pedicure, massage and European facial proved popular. Zen Nails offers those procedures along with waxing and threading and eyelash extension, among other beauty procedures. Appointments are available, although Phuong said the number of walk-in clients has been increasing. We offer great service and great procedures with a highly trained staff. Its been wonderful to meet all the people who love our services and are spreading the word about the salon, she said. For more information, call 941-778-0700.Neal named best builder in northwest Bradenton, has been named Builder magazines Best Builder in America for 2011 in the 100-500 closings category. Pat Neal, who sold real estate on Longboat Key in dad at the Whitney Beach Plaza on Longboat Key in the early 1970s, said it was an understatement to say he was pleased with the honor. Westbay Point & Moorings and Westbay Cove in Neal Communities was one of only four builders to be honored by the magazine, a Neal Communities press release said. ing, design and contractors for the award. The Neal Preserve on Perico Island is named in honor of the Neal family.Realty raves Beach, recently named Kathy Caserta as its top listing agent for December, while top sales agent honors for the month went to Jed Wilkerson. For more information, call 941-778-6696. Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola, or west Bradenton? Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nicole Skaggs, owner-broker of Big Fish Real Estate, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, recently celebrated anniversary Islander Catlin PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE
THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 27 Obituaries REAL ESTATE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-7787978. SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-677-2678RE 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com email@example.comNORTH END OF ISLAND Spacious, 3 BR/2 BA home on quiet street. Huge lot with loads of privacy. Minor updates to make more modern. Plenty of room for pool and outdoor entertaining. Cathedral ceiling in LR, large open deck AND screened porch. 2,994 sq. ft. $559,000. CANALFRONT. Totally renovated 3BR/2BA home located on a mangrove canal. Renovations include tile oors, new kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances. $529,900. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST 1978TWO B A Y FRONT L OTS, L OTS OF C HOICES! Build two separate homes or build one BIG dream home. 142 feet of bayfront with beautiful views. Short walk to the beach. Older home presently sits on both lots $899,000. C ORTEZ F ISHING V ILLAG E : Larger Cracker Cottage with 2BR/2BA. Big family room with replace. Nice fenced yard, view of the bay and situated at the quiet end of a dead-end street. $175,000IRONW OOD G OLF COURSE Move-in ready, 2 BR/2BA condo overlooking the 10th hole. Great recreation facilities, community pool, elevator, shufeboard & more. Only $95,000. BEACHFRONT HOME WITH GUEST COTTAGE: Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA Gulffront home located on quiet side street. Tastefully furnished, open-beam cathedral ceilings and tile oors. Granite counters in kitchen amd top-ofthe-line amenities. $1,500,000. Enjoy FREE wir eless inte rnetin the vicinity of No passwo rd ne eded! Loretta Lease Longtime Island resident Loretta Lease died Jan. 2. She was born M ay 12, 1924, in P hiladelphia, and grew up husband Jim Lease, who was on a four-day leave while serving in the U .S. M arines during World War II T hey were wed in 1944 and honeymooned at the John Ringration coupons for payment. Loretta and Jim raised 11 children throughout Florida, and moved settling in Bradenton Beach, then to M rs. Lease was a longtime volunteer and advocate for I sland children. She was one of the founders of the Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization, for which she volunteered as a coach. She answered phones, taxied kids and volunteered at nearly every event held for many years at the Anna Maria Youth Center, later renamed the Anna Maria Island Community Center. She was part of the group in the 1980s that included leaders, such as Louise Richards, Rick DiGiorgio, Brendan Green, Rose Quinn, Ken T rent and Billy Rice, that created and made the slogan, A new center for me in 83, a reality. Whatever she was doing, it was for kids. In addition to her 11 children, M rs. Lease was mom to many other Island youths. She always had a big pot of food warming on her stove for any of the local kids who invariably showed up for dinner many nights. A celebration of life will be held from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the P alma Sola Botanical G ardens, 9800 17th A ve. N.W. in Bradenton. Memorial donations 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or Disabled American Veterans, 0301 Ken, T om, Steve, Dan, Jimbo, T erry Williams, Ric, Matt and Jeff; and grandchildren P aige, Kyle, C had, Jimmy, T yson, Caroline, Clayton, and Dan and Samantha Williams.Urban W. Marine was born Jan. 3, 1915. M r. M arine is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois; daughters C onnie Weaver of Leesburg and C harlotte four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Lease 208 66th St., U nit B, 66th Street C oastal C ottages, land condo with pool built in 2011was sold 12/14/11, AMI Assets LLC to Baeker for $725,000; list $769,000. condo with pool built in 2006 was sold 12/20/11, Elson to Weinhold for $570,000; list $595,000. sfur 4bed/2bath duplex with shared pool built in 1970 on a 75x100 lot was sold 12/16/11, C asale to Six Sand Dollars LLC for $495,000; list $550,000. sfur 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1978 on a 70x95 lot sold pool built in 1973 was sold 12/15/11, G ardner to Lemitco LLC for $320,000; list $360,000. shared pool built in 1977 was sold 12/23/11, Kowal to Andrews for $305,000; list $339,000. 2,701 sq ft lot was sold 12/12/11, G utierrez to Koretos for $297,000; list $315,000. 2502 G ulf D rive, U nit 105, C lub Bamboo, Bradenton LLC for $295,000. 2502 G ulf D rive, U nit 204, C lub Bamboo, Bradenton in 1975 was sold 12/14/11, Blackwood to A qua P rops LLC for $285,000. of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Bette B. Williams She was born in T ampa and moved to Bradenton in ried her high school sweetheart. T here will be visitation 6-8 p.m. T hursday, Jan. 12, at C hapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton. M emorial donations Sarasota FL 34238. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. M rs. Williams is survived by her husband of 63 years, Myles of Columbia, S.C.; and granddaughter Brianna of
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Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG ITEMS FOR SALE EGG SINKERS: 8 ounce, $1.30, 6 ounce, $1. Minimum order 25. 941-778-5327. ANTIQUES: OLD ENGLISH oak pub table with hand-carved legs, $750, white antique iron bed, 3/4 size with frame, box springs and mattress, $750, 1850s antique dresser with mirror. This is one-of-a kind! Has keys, $1,200. Two Grandma Moses prints in oak, non-glare frame. $175 each, Roseville vase # h661-4 with handles, $175. Cash only. Please, call 941-794-8177. TV: 19-INCH Philips Magnavox, remote, great picture, $15. Fishing rod, Surf Fuji, 9.5-feet, excellent condition, $15. Call Frank, 941-761-1415. GRAY STEELCASE 72-inch desk and swivel chair, $75. Call 941-313-1483. BLACK MEMORABILIA: VARIOUS items. $15 and up. 810-231-2822. TWO 30-INCH swivel barstools. Like new. Natural seat, white back, legs. $15 each. 941-405-4609. FREE FLOATING 6x24-foot dock and four pilings. Call Tom at 863-738-6777. LAZ-Y BOY RECLINER: Cream, leather, $50. 941-7309-0444. SUNBEAM COFFEE MAKER, $5, Craftsman electric blower/vacuum, $25, roller blades, mens 10, accessories, $75. 941-795-8359. OFFICE CHAIRS: ONE beige, black, tweed, one mauve with black print. $25 each. LAZ-Y Boy recliner, cream leather, $50. 941-730-0444. FREE MOVING BOXES and wrap paper. Contact 732-232-1900. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may 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 firstname.lastname@example.org g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS HELP FOR HAITI: The Ministry of Presence is preparing a large shipment destined in about two weeks for Port-au-Prince and needs to be lled include: peanut butter, canned foods and meat, pasta, rice and beans, and cleaning supplies such as Pine, and bleach. Drop off to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.email@example.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. 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. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued 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. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. NEW LOCATION: STEFFS Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-3831901. HUGE MULTI-FAMILY garage sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. 424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. LOST & FOUND LOST: REALTORS KEYPAD. Somewhere on the Island. Please, call Robin, 941-713-4515. LOST BRACELET: SILVER and gold with pavecut diamonds in center. Reward. 941-778-5064. FOUND: GRAY LONG-haired cat. Microchip.500 block 77th Street, Holmes Beach. 941-778-0330 or 812-219-2184. LOST: LIME GREEN Ocean Kayak in Bimini Bay, Dec. 24. 941-735-7532. LOST: UNUSUAL FREESTYLE wedding ring. Lost on Island. 813-892-5983. PETS LOST COCKATIEL: TWEETY lost Jan. 1, Bradenton Beach. 941-896-5256. 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. ADORABLE PUPPIES FOR adoption! Two pit mixes, three months, spayed, chipped, shots. 941-345-2441. TRANSPORTATION 2009 BLACK SMART car: Brabus convertible. 10,900 miles. $16,500. 941-704-5543. GEM ELECTRIC CAR: 2008, red and white, fourpassenger, new gel batteries, $8,000. Call 941932-5691. BOATS & BOATING DOCK FOR RENT: MEDIUM boat. 452 63rd St., Holmes Beach. 941-778-1893. WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander.org to order a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BYHeres Jasmine, one of two remaining 12-week-old little rascals ready for foster care or adoption. They are sweet, fun, playful and ready for a home. Spay/neuter, micro-chip, shots. Low adoption donation cost. Call or nd us and photos on facebook. Moonracer No-Kill Rescue, 941-896-6701.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 29 BOATS & BOATING Continued POWER NOLES CUSTOMberglass 11.5-foot cat-type hull. Very stable boat. Great for kids Xmas or anyone who wants to get on the water! 25-hp Mercury, trolling motor and two bass seats. Great boat! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. HELP WANTED BUSY AND EXPANDING Island real estate of ce looking for experienced agents. High splits and low fees. Call 941-778-8104. NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and boutique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. BABIES, PETS AND PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 16-year old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. 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. DOG-WASTE REMOVAL service: As low as $10 per week! 941-592-5170. 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Professional organizer, Shauna Steglich. 208-284-5727. HANDI HOME MAINTENANCE: Your way. Prompt, affordable, guaranteed. I do it all. Island local. Free estimates. 941-720-0067. GET ORGANIZED: LET me help you de-clutter your home or of ce. Eight years experience as a professional organizer and NAPO member. Call Lorraine Berry at 941-795-7617. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. MARIAS SERVICES INC: 15 years in business offering top quality maid service, carpet and tile cleaning. Call 941-756-5735. NANCYS PET SITTING: Anna Maria. Responsible, dependable to walk, feed or visit with your dogs and cats. $15 per half hour. Starting Jan.18. Nslogan@verizon.net. 267-247-6589. AMI COMPUTER: IMMEDIATE local solutions with all computer problems. PC or MAC. Onsite service in home or of ce. Wireless networking, software upgrades, virus/spyware prevention and removal and advice. Travis, 941-301-4726. WE BUY GOLD jewelry, watches, class rings, sterling silverware, tea sets, etc., and pay a fair price. My wife and I come to you and pay cash. Call Bill, 610-308-6493. OCEANSIDE HOME SERVICES: Providing home watch, handyman, lawn, yard and pool maintenance. Call us for any of your household needs. Licensed and Insured. Ron 941-773-7937 or ron. firstname.lastname@example.org. INTERESTED IN A basic computer skills class? Call 941-778-1895. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING: $10 off rst groom. Salon, home groom, pickup/delivery, pet sitting. Certi ed groomer. Call 941-778-1202. Turn the page for more Islander services...
30 JAN, 11, 2012 THE ISLANDER SERVICES Continued TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. 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. GARDEN ELVES SERVING Island since 2000. Reliable yard maintenance, tree trimming, hauling. Affordable rates. 941-704-7954. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true speci cations. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: MIchigan builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: 30 years experience. Handyman home repairs. Services, kitchen and bathroom design, 24-hour emergency callouts. Ronnie, 941-807-6664. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941447-6747. CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, windows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pinnacle Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for of ce/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. ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen, 813-377-6864. 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 RESULTSBayfront Villa 3/3 Sunny well maintained,, wood & tile rs, furnished. $308,000 or lease at $2,800/mo. Village Green 2,500 sq. ft. 3/2, htd. pool, furnished. $249,000. 10 Min. to beach. 3/2 Lakefront home too perfect to describe. Bamboo rs, Extra cabinetry, Lush landscape/pool/lake views. $349,000. Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS Azalea Park Large 3/2 with pool. Very nice. $1,600/mo Herons Watch-10 Min. to Beach. 3/2 $1,300/mo. $1,400/mo. with pet. HB/Canalfront 2/2 $1,600/mo. Gulffront Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home and Villas. Charming. 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach.$1,200 per month. LANDSCAPING Continued SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certi ed 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. BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts, shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966. OLD FLORIDA AT ITS BEST! 3/2 canal home, large pool, easy to show $499,000. Call Carmen Pedota, Realtor, 941-284-2598 or Lori Guerin, Realtor, 941-773-3415. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach ISLAND CREAM-PUFF Updated and extremely clean duplex on rare oversized lot. $559,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966 Warren Buffets Investment Advice: Price is GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. EXCLUSIVE BIRD KEY3BR/2BA. $545,000. Call Realtor Lori Guerin 941773-3415 or Realtor Carmen Pedota 941-284-2598. REDUCEDwhat you pay, value is what you get. ~ Prices and values have never been better in our market. Nicole Skaggs, Broker-Owner 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.
THE ISLANDER JAN. 11, 2012 31 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 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, washer and dryer hookup, space for 28-foot boat. No pets. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039. HOLMES BEACH HOME, quality built and priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. No reasonable offer refused. Questions, 309-642-7370. View virtual tour at www.srqvt.com/309b59thst.html. OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 1,300 sf. Call 1-800-952-1206. SEASONAL: MARCH-APRIL. 2BR/1BA duplex, clean, washer and dryer. 410 71st St., Holmes Beach. 941-778-0275. INQUIRIES POURING IN: Need rental properties. Annual and short-term. Call Nicole, broker-owner, Big Fish Real Estate Inc. 941778-2289. WESTBAY COVE, HOLMES Beach, Second-oor 2BR/2BA on bay and one block to Gulf! Lovely views, pools, tennis. December-January, $2,125/ month. Visit aposporos.com Aposporos & Son, 941-387-3474. RENTALS Continued ANNUAL: LARGE 3BR/2BA Perico Bay Club condo, gated community, pool, tennis. Water, cable, trash included $1,350/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. SEASONAL FIVE-MONTH rental: November 2012-March 2013. Open house all of January. 2BR/1BA, upstairs apartment west of Gulf Drive. $1,350/month plus tax. 941-778-4499. ANNUAL BAYFRONT 2BR/1BA apartment on the bay with 48 feet of windows facing the water. Pool, laundry and new carpet. $1,250/month plus security deposit. No pets. Reggie, 786-375-9633. WATERFRONT CONDO: FLAMINGO by the Bay, near beaches and shopping, 2BR/2BA, boat slip and dock, Jacuzzi, tile oors throughout, $950/ month. 941-720-5660. EFFICIENCY, ONE AND two bedroom apartments. Unfurnished, $550 to $750 monthly with annual lease and turnkey 1BR/1BA @ 3611 117th St. W. Call Pat, 941-920-6637with Florida Real Estate Team.ANNUAL RENTAL: UPDATED Village Green 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, 55-plus. 2,200 sf, panoramic lake view. $1550/month includes cable, water, sewer. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart. REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS! JANUARY 14 and 21. Key Royale waterfront, estimated opening bid, $275,000. Palma Sola Park four-car garage home, estimated opening bid, $150,000. Call James Adkins, Adkins Florida Group, Keller Williams Realty. 941-7130635. Happy bidding!FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. REAL ESTATE Continued 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. HOLMES BEACH HOME: Quality built and priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. No reasonable offer refused. Questions, 309-642-7370. View virtual tour: www.srqvt.com/309b59thst.html. LIKE NEW SPANISH-style pool home. 3BR/3BA, two-car garage. Close to beach and shopping. Zoned for weekly rentals. $385,000. Call 941778-8660. SANDPIPER RESORT: BEAUTIFUL waterfront property, great price. 1,200 sf, 3BR/2BA, 273 sf covered deck, full view of Anna Maria Island Sound, water views from living, dining and one bedroom. Covered parking, ceramic tile both baths, kitchen and utility room. Pergo oors living, dining and bedrooms. Fully furnished, generates $14,000 in rental income yearly, includes membership certicate (co-op share) with voting rights. $239,900. 704-965-4986. MARINERS COVE: Gated condo community. Deeded boat slips. Full Intracoastal Waterway views! Updated, 3BR/3BA with large rooms. Under-building parking and storage. Two pools and tennis courts. $499,000. Lynn Parker, broker associate RoseBay International. 941-3212736. MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! 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. Anna Maria Island BeautyLush surroundings, nature, privacy, classic elegance, 7,000 square feet plus. Over-sized rooms or change to 7 bedrooms. 35-foot dock, gym, sunsets! www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.comProperties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce to see whats new or talk to an agent today.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. LOVEL Y 2BR/2BA F U R NIS H E D condo with eat-in kitchen, lovely sunrises over water in gated Perico Bay Club. Tennis courts, pool, steps to Robinson Preserve. $195,000. 613 Estuary. Call 941-778-8104. 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32 JAN, 11, 2012 THE ISLANDER Across 1 Many college profs 5 Food preserver 10 Sandwich choice, for short 13 Crosswise to the keel 18 Pool balls Watch this! comment? 21 Arles affirmative 22 Onetime first name in Israeli politics 23 High-mounted window you cant stop looking at? 25 Come ___? 26 Steely Dan album featuring Deacon Blues 27 Traveled by bus 28 Thin blue line? 29 Resisted a job offer, say 30 Go downhill 32 Part of a watch touching the breastbone? 35 End of many a list 36 Campers canful 38 Shes entertaining 39 Heist planners concern 41 Wedding part 42 Ceiling 45 Strong winds 46 You dont have to be busy to look busy, e.g.? 54 Squished bug, e.g. 56 [Im so funny!] 57 Go all to pieces 58 Antipasto tidbit 59 Pill that relieves computer-related anxiety? 63 High 64 Bring in 65 History topic 66 I think, to texters 68 Empire State Building climber, for short 69 Holds under the tap 71 Inhuman group of golfers? 76 Behaved 77 1988 Summer Olympics site 79 Handbag monogram 80 ALove Like ___ (Barbra Streisand album) 81 Sultans wife, perhaps? 83 Sends up 85 Thank you for waiting 86 Reed of rock 87 1984 superstate 89 Desperately want 94 Bad experience 96 Late sixthcentury year 99 Jungle kings jeans and overalls? 102 Looked intently 104 Knocked on the noggin 105 Rainy day planner? 106 Twelve Oaks neighbor 108 Pac-12 athlete 109 Restaurant greeters option 110 Ennui among quantum physicists? 114 Go on a shopping spree 115 Savings plan, briefly 116 Dessert delivered over the Internet? 117 Brouhahas 118 Cowlick fixer 119 Monster of Jewish folklore 120 The Big Board, for short Down 1 What a load of hogwash! 2 Jimi Hendrixs debut single 3 Set out 4 Stray from righteousness 5 Refuse to release 6 Low-pH compound 7 Go to the tape? 8 ___ hath an enemy called Ignorance: Ben Jonson 9 Negative conjunction 10 Conjecture 11 Its good in Italy 12 Pal of Huck Finn 13 Swirly marbles 14 The Big Sleep co-star, 1946 15 Funny Boosler 16 Theyre exchanged in France 17 Candy eaten in handfuls 19 Praying part of a praying mantis 20 Master 24 Pixar title character 29 Best-selling author who wrote I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation 31 Downswing 32 Theyre heavy during storms 33 Sample 34 Injury symptom 36 Reception room in a mansion 37 Rare craps roll 40 Sharp nails 41 Through 42 The Big Bang Theory network 43 Sports Illustrateds Sportsman of the Century 44 Creamy Italian side dish 46 One taking a bow in Japan 47 Smoothie ingredient 48 Hommes partner 49 Travel by car 50 ___ Quijano (Don Quixotes real name) 51 Deleting 52 ___ got a feeling 53 Whats in an Rx 55 Leaning 60 Words to live by 61 Garden spot 62 Lash of old westerns 63 Hides in the shadows 67 In olden times 69 When doubled, ardent 70 Diamonds, to a yegg 72 Einsteins birthplace 73 NATO alphabet vowel 74 Hosp. diagnostic aid 75 Ability to identify Zener cards 77 Lacking a coat, maybe 78 ___ de vie 82 Fill, and then some 83 Big name in Champagne 84 Easily drawn gun 87 One of the music industrys Big Four 88 Kick out 89 If everything goes your way 90 Cut-rate 91 Fierce, as an argument 92 Weather Channel newsmaker 93 Wicked ones 94 About ready to drop 95 Square 97 Badly made 98 Says no to 100 Catch 101 R. J. Reynolds brand 102 Like three of golfs four majors 103 Philadelphia director 106 Greenish blue 107 Having the knack 110 Chinese zodiac animal 111 Smoke 112 Sort whos a natural leader, supposedly 113 Great timeNo. 0101RELEASE DATE: 1/8/2012 Addendum By Patrick Berry / 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. 123456789 1011121314151617 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3233 34 35 3637 38 3940 41 42434445 464748 4950515253 54 5556 57 58 59 60 6162 63 64 65 666768 6970 7172 73 7475 76 7778 79 80 81 82 83 8485 86 87 88 8990919293 9495 969798 99 100101 102 103 104 105 106107 108 109 110 111112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword page 29. Visit www.islander.org to buy a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier.