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Resort tax continues rise. Page 3 WMFR announces emy. Page 4 Holmes Beach seeks state business tax repeal. Page 9 ance hearing. Page 10 Page 11 Page 11 pers & Feathers talk to San Diego. Page 15 ness? Page 20 Page 21 Whats for lunch? Whats up at AME? Page 22 mens championship play on. Page 24 Prosperous pompano Astheworld Terns make their call. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org $$$$$$$$ Obituaries VOLUME 20, NO. 13 FEB. 1, 2012 FREE Wedding singer winner. Page 20 Streetlife PLEASE SEE BRIDGE, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE DORITOS, PAGE 4 PLEASE SEE MARKET, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE LITTLEHALE, PAGE 3 VOLUME 20, NO. 13 FEB. 1, 2012 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPADoritos Super Bowl ad contest has Island hook19 new charges LittlehaleBy Kathy Prucnell Reporter Ronald Littlehale, 64, of Holmes Beach, was charged Jan. 26 by the Holmes Beach Police Department with 19 counts of possession of child pornography. These are in addition to 13 counts against Littlehale related to unlawful solicitation of minors and transmission of pornography pending in Desoto County. Littlehale was arrested Nov. 9 at his residence in the 7600 block of Gulf Drive on warrants from DeSoto County. The new charges allege unlawful possession with the intent to promote 16 still images and three video images of child pornography, according to HBPD detective Brian Hall. Hall said the charges stem from the search and seizure of Littlehales computer and cell phone executed during his November arrest. The devices were processed at a crime labo-Cafe reapplies for market permit By Mark Young Reporter The Gulf Drive Market, 900 Gulf Drive N., Beach, south to Longboat Key and at the Cortez Bridge-Gulf Drive intersection Jan. 29 which Traffic and safety issues were primary concerns expressed by those citizens opposed to extending the markets permit, and were concerns for commissioners who denied the market extension through April at their Jan. 19 meeting. But permission to continue operating the Gulf Drive Market will once again be debated at Bradenton Beach city hall. A tie vote among four commissioners denied Gulf Drive Cafe & Tikis permit to continue operating the Sunday markets. Bradenton Beach commissioners, now with Ric Gatehouse, will review the permit request at their 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, commission meeting. The city hall chamber Jan. 29 was standingroom only with the majority of those attending speaking about the market. Despite the denial, another special exception permit has been submitted to the city. As a public entity, the city is required to accept any requests for agenda items. Organizers initially wanted six months worth of permits to run the market on Sundays at the cafe. ber, the city granted the market its permit to Prep begins for new Cortez BridgeBy Rick Catlin Reporter Islanders and Cortez residents may soon have to face the fact the Cortez Bridge will be torn down, or at least closed to vehicular aging structure. Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization executive director Mike Howe told members of the Island Transportation Planning Organization Jan. 17 that funding for the initial project development and environment study for the bridge is in the Florida Department of Transportation 2011-12 budget. Once started, the PD&E is expected to take from two to three years to complete, Howe said. The study will be preceded by public meetings, he told ITPO members. The PD&E examines the impact of several types of bridges to replace the current structure, including a high-rise replacement bridge, a mid-rise, two-lane bridge and draw Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Reporter There is potentially $1 million on the line, future guaranteed work and the prestige of having worked on what may be the funniest commercial aired during Super Bowl XLVI. No pressure there. While most Americans will entrench themselves in front of the television to watch the epic rematch between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, former Bradenton Beach resident Britton Fosters focus will cally, he will be looking for the commercial he helped to create. Foster worked as a gaffer, or electrical and lighting expert, on a Doritos commercial that best out of approximately 6,000 entries. Two during the Super Bowl TV broadcast, and one will be named as the top commercial for the Doritos brand a fan favorite in recent Super Bowl years. But Foster wont know if the ad spot he helped make will air until the Super Bowl broadcast. We wont know anything until we see it run during the Super Bowl, said Foster. We are planning a little party, where the cast and crew will get together to watch the game. The director will be at the Super Bowl, and well all what weve made. the cast and crew have dubbed the Bird of Prey commercial. The ad features an actor who takes on characteristics of a bird of prey every time he craves Doritos. It takes an immediate humorous approach, and has a Vote for Doritos at crash the superbowl.com. Tree house runs afoul of DEP. Page 2 Super Bowl $100 contest. Pages 18-19 AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resource Management, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, advised the owner by letter Dec. 14 to voluntarily remove the wood-frame deck structure and restore all affected areas within 30 days. The DEP warning also asked Hazen to respond within 14 days. attorney for Hazen requested Dec. 27 a 30-day extension, which was granted by the DEP. She said Jan. 26, however, neither the owner nor his attorney had responded to the Dec. 14 letter. According to Hazens attorney, David M. Levin of Icard Merrill of Sarasota, Hazen retained an engineer and surveyor to assist him in determining whether the subject structure is in compliance with state law, and that the consultants work product was not yet ready. The DEP Dec. 14 letter contends the construction of the elevated, post-supported, enclosed, wood-frame deck, with roof viewing deck and alteration of an existing dune system is in possible violation of state statute. In addition, it indicates the construction does not appear to meet the departments design criteria under the state administrative code, and that an after-the-fact permit would likely not be granted. DEP advised any activity contributing to violations of the state law regulating construction and alteration of dune areas should be ceased immediately, and required any native dune vegetation be restored. Following a complaint about the structure this fall, the city of Holmes Beach told Hazen that engineering and a survey would be required before it would consider a letter of no objection. Such a letter would be needed if the owner was to seek a DEP permit for construction seaward of the state coastal construction control line. The citys concerns over the construction relate to stability, safety and ability to withstand hurricane-force winds, according to David Forbes, code enforcement Hazen said he wants to keep the tree hut. Angelinos Lodge includes four vacation rentals and, according to the owners wife, Huong Lynn Tran, the tree hut was built as a private place to read, write, relax and dine. sibilities. But the bridge has used up its life span, Howe said. Its not cost effective to refurbish the bridge for anywhere from $10 million to $20 million to get a few more years use from the structure. And a new bridge will be necessary eight to 12 years in the future, he said. Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, the Island representative to the MPO, agreed a new bridge will be needed. Just like our (Anna Maria Island Bridge), its outlived its time, he said. Howe said the Cortez Bridge has undergone several major renovations, including a 1999 project that closed the bridge for about 45 days. At that time, engineers said the bridge would last only another 20 years, even with repairs, replacement of parts and regular maintenance. Howe said discussion of the PD&E study for the Cortez Bridge is on the MPOs Jan. 23 agenda. Bohnenberger said he also would attend the Public Transportation Task Force Jan. 23 meeting before the MPO meeting. He plans to present a concern by Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy about motorists passing Island trolleys while it is stopped to discharge or pick up passengers. Shaughnessy suggested a safety sign on the back of the trolleys advising motorists that debarking passengers might cross the road without warning. Bohnenberger said hes often seen where people, especially school-age kids, will get off the trolley and run, or walk, across the road without looking, believing Bohnenberger also noted there is no signage on the back of the trolley indicating the service is operated by Manatee County Area Transit, or what number to call to report a problem or emergency. A recommendation for an advisory sign would have to be sent to MCAT for approval, the mayor said. Any caution sign on the trolley would not interfere with the advertising signs already placed on the rear of the trolleys, he said. CORTEZ BRIDGE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 3 MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach meeting, committee/city work session meeting, Holmes Beach meeting. city of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach City Hall. West Manatee Fire Rescue District Feb. 16, 7 p.m., West Manatee Fire Rescue District meeting. Manatee County Of Interest mittee meeting, Manatee County Administrative Center. Holmes Beach City Hall. tage board meeting, Fishermans Hall, 4515 124th St. W., Cortez. operate on a three-month trial basis, with the option to request the extension when the permit expired Jan. 29. the proposed amendments to the citys open-air dining ordinance. The owners of Beach Street Bistro requested the amendments in order to install a wood-burning pizza oven for their outdoor dining area. of the proposed ordinance changes, only two comments were made by the public, both in support of the changes that would relax open-air dining requirements and allow for special exception permits. The Gulf Drive Market at the Gulf at what cost? Bra the markets permit to operate through Mark Young MARKET CONTINUED FROM P AGE 1Resort tax put to good useResort tax collection tourism climbs againratory in Tampa, he said. Hall said he expects Littlehale will be arraigned soon on the 19 new charges. At his Jan. 10 arraignment in DeSoto County, Lit tlehale pleaded not guilty on 10 counts of transmission of harmful material to minors by an electronic device, two counts of obscene communication/soliciting a child for any unlawful sexual conduct by computer and one count of electronic transmission of pornography. A sting operation by the DeSoto County Sheriffs I nternet-related crimes, led to the initial charges after a DeSoto County resident reported suspicious activity on her Facebook account, according to law enforcement reports. court appearance before Judge James S. P arker, DeSoto County courthouse, 115 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Hall said Littlehale remains in custody at the DeSoto County jail. LITTLEHALE CONTINUED FROM P AGE 1By Rick Catlin Reporter Collection of the Manatee County resort tax often called the bed tax or tourist development tax rose 16.7 percent in December 2011 compared with December 2010, with $413,957 collected this December compared to $357,910 the previous December. The resort tax is the 5 percent charged by Manatee County for all accommodation units in the county rented for six months or less. The tax is included in the guests bill and then paid monthly by the accommodation to the Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton credited much of the continued rise in resort tax collections to new methods employed by the resort tax collections division to collect from people who had not previously paid the tax, as well as the continuing upward climb in tourism. tions division, said tourism increased about 6 percent the collection increase. She also noted a number of new accommodation properties were added to the resort tax collections list in 2011, particularly in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. $7.1 million in resort tax collections, up 7 percent from 10. Division investigators work with the Manatee County Property Appraisers Office to target hom eowners who claim a homestead exemption, but allow rentals. The division also works with code enforcement and its own database of licensed rental properties. If tourism continues its upward climb in 2012 and the division performs as expected, Michele Schulz, its possible resort tax collections would see another record year, but thats not their goal. We dont set goals. Were just aiming to do the best job possible, to work with people and educate the public about the resort tax, Schulz said. Everyone here was very excited about last years results. It shows were on the right track, she said. Anna Maria reported the largest percentage increase of collections in December 2011 compared to December 2010 with a gain of 175.5 percent. The resort tax col lected in December 2010 was $11,466, but surged to $31,599 for December 2011. Resort tax collections in Bradenton Beach were up 20.7 percent in December 2011, with $37,153 collected compared with the $30,913 taken in during December 2010. Holmes Beach wasnt far behind, increasing collections by 20.2 percent in December 2011 over Decemwhile recording $71,673 in resort tax collections in December 2010. Resort tax collections on Longboat Key in December 2011 were slightly less than the percentage increase December 2011 compared with $54,712 in December 2010, for a 6.9 percent jump. For December 2011, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key brought in $213,574 of the $413,917 collected, or 51.6 percent of the total for the month. Unincor porated Manatee County accommodations delivered 20.7 percent from the $151,533 collected in December 2010. Based on total resort tax collections for the 2010provide approximately 62 percent of the yearly resort By Rick Catlin Reporter Manatee County funds its share of I slandwide beach renourishment projects from the 5 percent resort tax collected on all accommodations rented for six months or less. Funding from the resort tax has been put to use project in 1992. The next renourishment project began in 2002. I slandwide beach renourishment is needed about once every 10 years, said Charlie Hunsicker, director of Manatee Countys natural resources department. Without the resort tax, the county would have to Hunsicker said. The 2002 project cost about $12 mil lion, he said. The projects are funded collectively by the resort tax, state resources and through the U .S. Army Corps of E ngineers. The countys share is 20 percent of the total cost, the states share is 30 percent and 50 percent comes from the Corps. The Corps is in charge of the project, which must meet federal standards. An emergency beach renourishment project in 2006 to reclaim sand eroded by a series of storms that had passed near Anna Maria Island was halted near the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach by the Corps before its completion at Coquina Beach. At the time it was halted, the Corps said Goodloe Marine of Apollo Beach, the contractor, had failed to meet renourishment criteria and other contract obliga tions. O ther renourishment projects have taken place at various locations on the Islands shores, most recently at Coquina Beach and the Longboat Pass Bridge. A full Island beach renourishment project is slated to begin in 2013-14, Hunsicker said. Marine engineers recently toured Anna Maria looking for serious erosion locations, but they found no areas in immediate danger, Hunsicker said. Several years ago, Hunsicker estimated the 2013-14 I slandwide renourishment project would cost about $36 million if all sections of Island shoreline were renour ished, including along Tampa Bay in Anna Maria from the Rod & Reel Pier to about 100 yards north.

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4 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER DORITOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 FEB 12: WINTER CONCERT SERIES MAR 11: 6040 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key | Open 7 days a week, 8 am 5:30 pm What does it mean to you? CASH BACK! For a limited time only, so hurry in to Cannons today.Passionate Boating People since 1955 Cannons.com S A LES SERV ICE RENTALS Grady-White Winter Sales Event Express 330 strong ending that is best left to the viewer to experience. Foster started his career with Studio 26 Productions, in Bradenton, when he was 14. He moved to Bradenton Beach when he turned 20 and lived on Anna Maria Island for almost three years before taking his career to Hollywood a few years ago. I worked my way up in the production company, and that led to us taking a couple of trips out west for a couple of different shoots, he said. I decided to roll the dice and move out here to see if I could do bigger and better things. That gamble has paid off with steady work on national ad campaigns, music videos and more. He is a The cast and crew that worked on the Bird of Prey Doritos commercial were already friends and former coworkers when they decided to make the ad. Foster said familiarity made shooting the commercial that much more fun. I was actually hurting after every shoot from laughing so hard, said Foster. It already has paid off with a $20,000 prize as one of If you dont believe Foster, visit www.vote4bop.com and let your funny bone make the decision. Each time you vote, you become eligible to win $10,000 from Doritos. said there still will be some nerves. A select group of judges will determine the winner WMFR to offer free citizen fire trainingBy Kathy Prucnell Reporter now. At its Jan. 19 meeting, the West Manatee Fire & Rescue board of commissioners encouraged people to sign up for its new Citizen Fire Academy. attract people who wish to learn about WMFRs services awareness. The six-session academy, starting Feb. 21, is offered at no-cost to the applicant. Four sessions will be held at the administration building, one session at WMFR Station No. 2 training facility, and one session at the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center. A free T-shirt and certificate will be awarded to attendees upon course completion. training with apparatus and equipment. After a screening process giving priority to in-district citizens, a background check and signing a waiver of ers. Academy attendees will not be expected to perform strenuous activities, but will be given the opportunity thermal imagers, axes and pike poles. Online applications can be obtained at www.wmfr. In other business Jan. 19, commissioners began planning for the expected retirement of 14 district staff members, including WMFR Chief Andy Price, within the next several years. Commissioner Larry Tyler said it doesnt mean they all will actually retire, only that they are eligible. The only certainty is Chief Price and Deputy Chief (Brett) Pollock will be leaving by 2015, he said. Tyler said hes met with Price, and theyve begun looking at who is eligible to retire either by age or service in the near future. The problem is that weve had everyone for such a long time ... that there could be a big turnover, said Tyler. Tyler and Price have been conducting a job analysis on each position, determining duties, who they report to and potential job description changes. Also at the Jan. 19 meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a $5,500 purchase of a Panasonic training board and computer. Price demonstrated how the large screen system connects with the WMFR website and its and connections to WMFR facilities allowing staff to train remotely. Several commissioners remarked that the training board was being offered at a great price, considering the $13,000-$14,000 price tag a few years ago. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at WMFR headquarters, 6417 Third Ave., W., Bradenton. File Photo An actor prepares to table for his shooting the Super Bowl commercial that is among the Super Bowl contest. The top two Photo

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 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 Few spoil Anna Maria for many, agents sayBy Rick Catlin Reporter Anna Maria is tackling the problem of rowdy renters at rental properties before it worsens, basing a need for regulations on recent incidents in the city. Taking a cue from Holmes Beach, where the issue arose about six months ago, Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn and vacation rental agents Larry Chatt and Mike Brinson have been drawing up a code of best practices for rental agents and property managers. The agents would have renters sign an agreement to adhere to the code, and then use it to give violators an immediate boot, SueLynn said at the city commissions Jan. 26 meeting. But the rowdy behavior is not seen in 99 percent of renters who come to Anna Maria for a family vacation and peaceful atmosphere, SueLynn said. Rental agents, such as Chatt and Brinson, say some problems are resulting from weddings and weddingrelated parties in rented homes in traditionally residential neighborhoods. Its accompanied by owners who knowingly rent to partygoers, and a small group of rental agents who rent a home for a one-night event and dont care about Anna Maria and its residents, she said. With the advent of the Internet, its become easy for a property owner to rent his or her house to someone planning a party, SueLynn observed. Property managers and rental agents dont want that kind of business in Anna Maria, she said, and neither do residents. Rental agents want to have a list of best practices and want the citys seal of approval for using and enforcing those practices. Under the list of best practices, wedding parties/ receptions would need to be held at a commercial property, and agents would not knowingly rent a house for a party. Some commissioners wanted immediate action, such manager or owner for a noise violation, but Commissioner John Quam suggested the city give the best practices code a chance. Mike Coleman, who oversees several Anna Maria rentals, said he goes to the party where loud noise is occurring. He takes the keys away from the renter and tells them all to get out right away. Brinson and Chatt agreed they would do the same thing, as will other vaca tion rental managers. With the word spreading around Anna Maria that the rental agents are giving loud parties the boot including law enforcement backup Quam said he believes latenight parties and loud noise after 10 p.m. will decline in the next three months. Chatt said property managers on Anna Maria Island dont want rowdy renters. Theyd rather they go to Panama City or Fort Lauderdale, he said. Were fighting to keep this I sland special, he said. The Island is a family destination, Chatt said, and he, Brinson and others want it to remain that way. Just one loud, late-night party can ruin the I slands reputation for happy vacationers. Webb said Selby and Sgt. Dave Turner, head of the are preparing an ordinance that would allow MCS O depcitation. SueLynn suggested commissioners meet with rental managers who want to adopt a code of best practices. get a list of property owners, including those who have not been paying the resort tax. I f the city adopts a citation system for loud noise violations, the property owner or SueLynn said she hoped to nail down the list of best practices soon and bring it to a February commission meeting. Commissioners also adopted a resolution opposing a bill presented in the Florida Legislature by state Sen. Michael Bennett (R-Bradenton) that would eliminate the license fee businesses and rental property owners pay cities. The Legislature has already adopted a statute that allows homeowners to rent their property, even for one night. Selby noted the city does not have a business license, but would like to have the database such a fee would provide.

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6 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, diana@islander.org Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Thomas Aposporos II, thomas2@islander.org Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Accounting Services accounting@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Manager Lisa Williams, lisaw@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Alicia Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) FEB. 1, 2012 FEB. 1, 2012 FEB. 1, 2012 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 PLEASE SEE OPINIONS, NEXT PAGE Opinion YourSuggesting solutions This letter addresses my concern about the huge duplexes that builders are constructing in our community. For instance, in 2011 a local builder purchased a small ground-level duplex on 66th Street. He bulldozed it to make way for beach cottages. Each cottage now under construction has six bedrooms, four baths, a twocar garage, pool and 2,600 square feet of living space. So there will be a total of 12 bedrooms, eight baths, two two-car garages, two pools and 5,200 square feet of living space. Cottages? Barns with bedrooms would be more accurate.We were cheated Why would we appoint a part-time Bradenton Beach commissioner who will have to recuse himself on business affairs because hes also the citys webmaster? into that problem and would be able to devote himself full-time to the position. The commissioners, and also the mayor, are elected by the people to do the peoples choice. Petitions were ion, and the mayor again arbitrarily ignored the peoples choice. The mayor nominated and appointed his choice a person already on the city payroll a person will now almost summarily ignored again by the politics of this situation. Final book saleThe last annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library will be held 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, for members of the Friends of the Library. If you are not yet a member, you may join before you enter the book sale. The sale will open to the public Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. We invite everyone to join us for our last sale. On behalf of the Friends of the Island Library, I want to thank all of our patrons who have generously donated the books that we have sold over the years. Through this annual fundraiser we have raised money to provide the extras that enhance our Island Library. Unfortunately we no longer have a place to store the donated books for this sale. There is no space at the library for book storage. The former space for book storage generously donated by Wachovia Bank is no longer available. Therefore, we were forced to rent a storage unit for the books. Needless to say, paying for a storage unit eats into trolled place to store the books available to us at no cost, we will no longer be able to have the event. We also are faced with the fact that many of our volunteers are getting older and should not be lifting heavy cartons of books. Once again I invite everyone to join us this weekend for our last book sale. Thank you for all the years that you have donated books to us and for your patronage of the sale. Different views Surprise. People on Anna Maria Island have varied opinions. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we dont. Sometimes new opinions arise. Some share a historical perspective, always including how long theyve lived on AMI. We call that the Island pecking order. No doubt, theres no lack of opinions here. Take for instance, from recent headlines, folks who work at the sponsor restaurant or vendors of a competitive market in Bradenton Beach disagree with neighbors. The market folks say its un-American to oppose competition, and neighbors say the market threatens their well being, and poses a threat to public safety. trians spilling into Cortez Road, we dont disagree. And what about concerts in Holmes Beach? Some say the city permitting guidelines have a loophole, ers. At the least, the permits have no oversight for how the event funds are distributed, although state liquor little more than a collection jar, maybe this ordinance needs tweaking. How about that Holmes Beach baseball park and the continued use by dog owners? It seems Birdie Tebbetts Field is more appreciated by folks socializing and exercising their dogs, and the city commission, lacking anyone craving to play ball, awaits a revival of baseball on Anna Maria Island. At least better policy and signage And we learned last week the Anna Maria Island Community Center will proceed with plans for a cell by much needed funding and better cell service at the Islands north end, the center seems prepared to take its proposal to the city. Knowing the past controversy over cell towers in Anna Maria, we expected more of a backlash. Maybe its just on hold. And how about that tree house. We think many Islanders would appreciate just such a place to read and while away the hours, perched above the sand with a view of treetops and the aqua waters beyond. No doubt, however, few if any would gain permitting based on the stringent requirements for coastal construction and hurricane force winds. Sometimes the views are good. Other times, its like the late Wyatt Blassingame said, If you unscrew a screwball anywhere in the United States, blindfold him, turn him around twice and turn him loose, hell wind up in Anna Maria.

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Anna Maria city commissioners voted 41 to pay for signs on the backs of trolley benches rather than accept Manatee County Area Transit trolley signs at no cost, as Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach had chosen to do. Anna Maria residents deemed the county signs inappropriate to the citys character due to the MCAT cartoon image of a manatee. VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! Gulf of Mexico As always... Free Beer TomorrowLive shrimp at the bait shop!B reakfastunchinnereer/Wine ROTTEN RALPHSon the Historic Bridge Street Pier BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER SERVED ON THE BAY 7 DAYS A WEEK $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS FISH & CHIPS OR PASTA ON THE BAY 7 DAYS A WEEK ON THE BAY 7 DAYS A WEEK Free WiFi VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! Make your Valentines Day plans with us Dinner, dessert, champagne! $19 per person. YOUR OPINION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. 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Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org Its like having a motel on your block. Lets be honest here. These duplexes are being constructed for investors and they will be used as rental properties. When a property has six bedrooms, there could be from four to six cars. Where are they going to park? Think about all the garbage that will be generated by that many people in one week? And there is the problem of noisy pool parties that go on well into the late night hours. These problems already exist in Holmes Beach. So, why then are we still allowing greedy builders to construct such huge rental homes? Its absurd! If our current laws, building codes, etc., allow for this kind of abuse, then it is time to change the laws that no longer support our quality of life here in Holmes Beach. We are blessed to live on beautiful Anna Maria Island. However, with that privilege also comes the responsibility to protect the paradise we love. If we dont do something quickly, one day we will wake up of our neighboring beach communities, over-built, crowded and noisy. We need to place a moratorium on the issuance of building permits for these huge duplexes. Please, write a letter to the mayor and to each city commissioner. Also, please, attend their meetings and voice your concerns. Socializing has an active Facebook community of more than 1,490 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. To join the conversation, use the direct link to our Facebook fan page at www.islander.or g. Code enforcement have a lot to do. Yes, I think they should have their own. No, its too much government. Heisse You would never guess there is a code. Walter Frank Not enough government! We need a code enforcement for sure out here. Yes, please hire a special master since code enforcement has not been able to handle all of the calls anyway! FISH meets in Cortez The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage will hold a board meeting at Fishermans Hall at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. Some topics of discussion may be fundraising and grant applications, planning for the upcoming Cortez Preserve, the past mullet season, and ongoing renovations to Fishermans Hall. The meeting hall is at 4515 124th St. W., Cortez.

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And I have to boil this down into plain English, Dye told the estimated 25 people in attendance. Dye said there are only three requirements for a public meeting. A notice must be given in a reasonable amount of time, minutes must be taken and the public has a right to attend, he said. Yet people still find a way to mess it up, he quipped. As with several of Floridas public records and meeting laws, there is an exception, Dye said. If the commission is dealing with litigation, it has the right to meet in private, away from the public, to discuss the legal action. A court reporter is present and when the litigation is settled, the results of any shade meetings are made available to the public. of the same board meet in private. They can still talk, Dye said. They just cant talk about any city business they might have to vote on. Dye said when a member of the public sees two members of the same body together, the assumption is that they are meeting about city business and, therefore, they are violating the Sunshine Law. And, he said, members of different governmental bodies, such as a commissioner and planning and zoning board member, can talk to each other about city business outside a meeting, because they are on different boards and they will not be voting together. Again, there is an exception, said Dye. In the event of an upcoming quasi-judicial hearing, such as a variance or rezone matter, the two members cannot discuss the case. Quasi-judicial decisions must be based on the evidence presented at the hearing, Dye said. send or receive city business information from another The mayor of Anna Maria, who does not vote on the commission, can meet in private with individual commissioners to discuss city business. However, the mayor cannot be a go-between to relay information to another commissioner. More gray has been added to the public records and Sunshine Laws by the Internet and social media, he said. The Internet has made Floridas public records laws even more complicated than previously believed, Dye said. staff that relate to city business are public records, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled. Anna Maria has an e-mail address for all elected and from those addresses. Dye noted that even personal messages on a city computer are considered public record. His advice and that of the Florida attorney general is not to use the citys computers or e-mail addresses when engaging in private discussions on the Internet. Dye also said to avoid using social media outlets, such as Facebook or Twitter, to discuss city business. Again, there is an exception to e-mail. A one-way message, which states, Do not reply, can be used as long as it only goes one way and no reply is sent. If a commissioner replies to a one-way e-mail, the e-mail then becomes dialogue and, therefore, a meeting. Thats a violation of the Sunshine Law because the dialogue, or meeting, was not noticed to the public. Dye also surprised some people, saying the public does not have the right to speak at a publicly noticed meeting, only at a quasi-judicial hearing. However, Anna Marias policy is to allow public comment on anything discussed at a commission meetings, and any issue relating to city business. The Florida Legislature is considering requiring governmental bodies to allow public comment, he said. Dye said the annual seminar is the result of a 1999 lawsuit brought by against the city for failure to release public documents. As part of the settlement, the circuit court ruled the city must conduct a seminar on Floridas Sunshine Laws cials after every election. HB baseball-dog park, rental issues continue The Holmes Beach city commission work session agenda for Jan. 31 included continued discussion on the as outdoor dining. The work session was to follow the close of the 7 p.m. commission meeting. At their Jan. 17 work session, commissioners heard dog owners requests for sign changes at Birdie Tebbetts Field, and discussed a possible change in the fields use. Dog owners estimate an average of between 30 and 50 people use the park to exercise their dogs daily and, they noted, more will come as visitor season peaks. two years ago. Multi-unit and duplex construction issues, which have plagued city residents with a host of noise, parking and trash problems, also were to be revisited at the Jan. 31 session. At the previous meeting, Commission Chair rental problems, and assigned commission members to lead each group. groups had not met. They are awaiting instructions from city attorney Patricia Petruff on meeting protocol. New to the work session agenda Jan. 31 was the topic of outdoor dining. Commissioner Pat Morton said at the Jan. 17 meeting that he had counted more than 20 outdoor dining seats at the Martini Bistro-Fins Bar, 5337 Gulf Drive. This should not be allowed, he said. In the past, restaurants were limited to eight outdoor seats without submitting for a site-plan review.

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A Florida Department of Transportation ban remains in effect for over-size vehicles on the Longboat Pass restriction to last until April. The contractor had to reduce the width of the travel lanes from 12 feet to 10 feet, resulting in the restriction, the DOT said in a press release. Most of the work is done at night and any lane clowill be no lane closures from 6 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday. However, the DOT advised that the contractor would be conducting both day and night work until Feb. 2. Motorists are advised to use caution and obey the speed limit, which has been reduced to 35 mph for the duration of construction. The draw is available to boaters on demand and pedestrians can use the sidewalk on the east side of the bridge to walk between Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach. May, according to the DOT release.Bradenton Beach homeowner wins variance hearingBy Mark Young Reporter Variance requests to city ordinances are not uncommon, but getting to the point at a quasi-judicial hearing before a special master is rare in Bradenton Beach. At a Jan. 17 hearing at Bradenton Beach city hall chambers, 107 Gulf Drive, William Wisneski, owner of a duplex at 2516 Ave. B, won his appeal to extend a ments outlined in the citys land development codes. Special Master Harold Youmans presided over the sented Bradenton Beach in the dispute. Gilbert said his responsibility is clear in the matter. City staff have a sworn obligation to defend city codes vigorously, said Gilbert. Gilbert said to get a variance application accepted, especially on a pre-existing structure, is not an easy process. To be allowed a variance essentially to bypass land development codes, requires the applicant to prove that his or her current situation represents a hardship. Equally important to a variance application is that any change made does not create a hardship. Wisneski argued that he purchased the home with the nonconforming deck in March 2010. Ive tried to conform to every city ordinance at the time I was aware of it, said Wisneski. Both sides agreed that the deck in question was in bad shape and in need of repairs. Wisneski wanted a 7-foot-wide deck to replace the 5-foot-wide deck. City inspections determined the existing deck should have been a 4-foot-wide deck. feet he wanted, but also to maintain the existing deck size. To be considered, Wisneski had to convince Youmans his request met the strict requirements for a variance application. This is not an unusual type of case, as far as Florida law is concerned, but it is unusual for this community, said Youmans. I have had thousands of these hearings and have witnessed changes in Florida laws over the last 30 years of doing this. Youmans explained that an applicant must meet Bradenton Beachs eight-point ordinance criteria. Its not enough to get the majority of those eight, said Youmans. You must meet, according to ordinance and law, each and every one of the eight. Failing one, the application will fail. point criteria, which includes both basic and complicated issues. At the heart of Youmans ruling was that the extension of the deck was needed to accommodate safety issues. To allow for additional, wider and more assured exits from the dwelling units during hazardous environvariance, Youmans said in his ruling. Thats up for interpretation, according to Gilbert, who disagreed with the decision. Part of Wisneskis argument was wheelchair access to the deck, but that is not required in a home, Gilbert said. From the conservative standpoint, wheelchair access is voluntary anyway, he said. You are not forced to do it. Gilbert said, the minimum relief would be a replacement of the same footprint. Gilbert said barrier island cities on the west coast of Florida are under the strictest regulatory codes in the state. Gilbert said he didnt blame Wisneski. He cant be there all the time, said Gilbert. The deck was certainly in bad shape, and he didnt know what he wanted to do until the scope of the damage was determined. It became a lot more than he expected and thats when the contractor also determined the stairs had to be brought up to code. Gilbert said part of the blame probably lies with approval plans we give back to them. Gilbert said having a proper survey done before building or buying a new home can save people from facing these issues. When we got the drawings, it looked like the new deck would be back from the 10-foot setback line, he said. The original survey didnt show that. Before you close on a house, have a survey done and make them show you all the setbacks. Gilbert said the survey would ensure you dont end up in a battle with the city or your neighbors. Do I have a fence sitting on a neighbors property line? I need to know that, he said. Its amazing how many people dont get that survey. A special masters decision can be appealed through the courts. Gilbert said, however, it would not be cost effective to the taxpayers to take that route. I disagree with the ruling, said Gilbert. There are times when its important to spend the money to protect regulations, but this isnt one of them. Variances do not set precedents. This was unique to his situation and if there is a next one, it will also be unique.

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12 FEB. 1, 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) Community notices, events welcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information. WINE FLIGHTST rolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 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 941-807-2322 We are now harvesting gladiolus!Manatee Farms & Garden CenterVisit the farm for all your plant needs.Located at Sunny Shores off Cortez Road Classes open in jewelry craft at the center The Anna Maria Island Community Center is offering a new class in beaded jewelry craft. The class will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, and space is limited to seven participants. The fee is $60, plus a $10 supply fee. For more information or to register, call Sandee The center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Celebrate Australia Day at courtyard party Anna Maria Island Concierge Services and Anna Maria Island Sarong Company are co-hosting an AusRoser Memorial Community Food Pantry and Moonracer Animal Rescue Friday, Feb. 3. Food and refreshments will be provided to guests in exchange for donations of non-perishable food, including Entertainment will be provided by Joe B. For more information, call 941-527-1254.Free childcare offered to V-day sweethearts CrossPointe Fellowship is offering free childcare celebrate Valentines Day without the kids. Space is limited. Parents interested should register Rockefeller offers colored-pencil demo Roger Rockefeller will demonstrate colored pencil art techniques 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 4, at Island The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 6649.Jazz Fest to bene t AMI orchestra The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra is hosting its seventh annual Jazz Fest 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the pavilion at the Sandbar Restaurant. The entertainment will be by the Gulf Drive Band, saxophone and vocals. Music selections will span seven decades. Local musician Koko Ray Hansen will make a special guest appearance at the event. The Sandbar is at 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Palmetto gallery features photographer Page The Palmetto Art Center will host sixth-generation Floridian, Manatee County native Gene Page IV for a symposium that chronicles his career as an artist and photojournalist. Page will discuss his interest in underwater photography and his work on movie sets with Hollywood actors. Pages maternal grandparents, Al and Gwen Robson, moved to Anna Maria during World War II. His grandfather, an artist and maritime historian, helped develop the photographers interests in water, history and travel. The symposium is 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. 2109.Wisconsin natives gather for potluck, polka Folks from Wisconsin in Florida will gather for the Beach. 400 people. Participants should bring a potluck meal for approximately eight adults and ones own table setting. Electrical outlets will be provided for crockpot use. Baked beans, coffee and hot water will be provided. The event also includes polka music and dancing, Admission is $5 per person. Fore more information call Robert Schendel at 941Garden club seeks gift recipients The Anna Maria Garden Club makes donations each year to organizations that exemplify the clubs purpose to stimulate a love of gardening, protection, and encourage conservation. This year the club is asking for groups interested in receiving a donation to submit the groups name, purpose, description of how the project funds would be used and contact information. Any person studying horticulture may also send in a letter of interest and explain how he or she would use a donation. Club, P.O. Box 2046, Anna Maria, FL. 34216. All letters must be received by Feb. 24. Donations will be distributed in April.Guild honors student work lery West.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 13 Island happenings Join our Family of Furry Friends!Call now for an appointment: JOIN OUR F AMILY OF FURRY FRIENDS IN 2012GROOMIN G G WALK-INS WEL C OME 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Accepting Major Credit & ATM Cards 14-karat white gold Circle of Love Necklace $469 regular $586 Ladies & Gents Citizen Watches & Estate Jewelry 40% off white gold white gold Circle of Love Circle of Love St. Valentines Special ANNA MARIA ISLAND S arong c ompany arong arong ompany Promise event celebrates Valentines Day and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe will host a Valentines Day celebration Islander Promise Day for couples to share vows. Couples are invited to marry, commit or recommit in the mass ceremony set to take place 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. requires a pre-approved county marriage license, costs $25. The reception, following the promises on the beach, will include a champagne toast and wedding cake. Registration for the event begins at 5 p.m. at the cafe. Pre-registration and requests for information can be made by e-mail to promises@islander.or g. For more information, call Snowbird sings for cafe audiences The Village Cafe at Rosedale is launching a Tuesday evening jazz club, featuring music by winter resident Diane Linscott and various musicians. 21. Advanced tickets are $10, or $12 the evening of the show. The cafe is at 503 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. Dramatic performance StohlerSouthwick-Brown wedding Final Friends book sale Feb. 4 The annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A Friends members-only sale will be held 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. If not yet a member, attendees may join the Friends group before entering the sale room. Book sale chairperson Joan Pettigrew this week sale. Pettigrew said the Friends no longer have a place to store the donated books prior to the sale. There is no space at the library for book sale storage. She also said many of the book sale volunteers are getting older, which presents problems with loading and moving boxes of books. To offer storage or for more information, call Pet

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14 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, Feb. 1 9 a.m. Plein air painters group of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island meet at the Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. Einstein Circle discussion on Income Disparity in the U.S. at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Friday, Feb. 3 3-5 p.m. Book sale at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 5-8:30 p.m. Australia Day courtyard party at AMI Concierge Services and AMI Sarong Co., 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-527-1254. Please donate a non-perishable food item pet food included. Saturday, Feb. 4 10 a.m.-noon Roger Rockefeller demonstrates colored pencil drawing at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Monday, Feb. 6 1-3 p.m. Nancy Ambrose, president of the Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players, will speak to the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. Tuesday, Feb. 7 7:30-9:30 p.m. Diane Linscott and Company jazz performance at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890. Fee applies. Wednesday, Feb 8 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Annual Wisconsin Day potluck at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-746-2018. Fee applies. 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. Einstein Circle discussion on Television: How Can it be Improved? at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Ongoing: Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853. ings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Beach. Information: 941-778-4400. Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. shoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Street Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. munity Center, 103 23 St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941778-1915. various 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: 215906-0668. Off-Island Saturday, Feb. 4 8 a.m.-noon Open house and bird walk at Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Info: 941-729-2222. 9 a.m. Wagon tour through Robinson Preserve, 1709 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. Fee applies. 7-9 p.m. Photography symposium with Gene Page IV at the Palmetto Art Center, 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-518-2109. Sunday, Feb. 5 8 a.m. Manatee County Audubon-led trip through Robinson Preserve meets at 1709 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-758-9796. Fee applies. Tuesday, Feb. 7 9:30 a.m.-noon Manatee Genealogical Society meeting with guest speaker Sharon Tate Moody at Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-5156. 7:30 p.m. Hot Jazz for Cool Nights at the Longboat Coming Up: Anna Maria Island Community Center. Save the Date: Public Beach. Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org. CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Dejon Construction Inc. 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The Super Place for super bowl Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.comSUPER BOWL PARTY CRA good news, new 2012 project discussedHB sex offender disappears A convicted sex offender who had lived in the 600 block of Dundee Lane on Key Royale, Holmes Beach, residence, but has failed to inform Florida law enforcement of his new address. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement website said the man, convicted in Pennsylvania in 1999 of lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor, has absconded from his Holmes Beach residence and his whereabouts are unknown. He had resided at the Dundee Lane address since August 2006, the website said. By law, any person convicted of a sexual offense By Mark Young Reporter As the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency looked forward to new improvement projects, denton Beach City Hall. Bradenton Beach City Clerk Nora Idso informed the CRA that the city is 10 months ahead of schedule to pay off the $2.2 million loan incurred following Hurricane Francis, which damaged the Historic Bridge Street Pier. I have a bit of good news concerning the CRA, said Idso. This month, the pier loan is going to be paid off. The city began renovating the damaged pilings on the pier in 2006 after securing funding. The pier did not qualify for disaster relief funding, according to Bradenton Beach Police Lt. Jack Cosby. Any structure that extends into open water doesnt qualify, he said. Idso said the city has been paying on the principal of the loan, allowing the city to complete its loan obligations by the end of the January. Idso made the announcement after informing the CRA that the parking lot project behind the Bradenton Idso said the parking lot project, designed to alleviate illegal parking in the area, was closed out for a total cost of $56,516. The city approved $55,000 for the project, but had agreed to contribute $2,000 to move an existing cottage to the grounds of the Cortez Preserve. Idso said that by including those funds, the total project was completed not being used, said Cosby. But its being used now. I went out there this weekend and it was at full capacity. Its taking the illegal parking off of the side streets, so its worked out well. Cosby said now that the parking lot project had been completed, and the holidays are over, the CRA could bring more focus on the parking lot and sand dune project on Gulf Drive, across from city hall. The project is expected to add additional parking in the area, while providing more than 4 feet of dunes to protect city hall from potential storm surge. We should always be thinking about public safety. Its not if well have a hurricane, its when well have a The city is in negotiations with the corporation that owns the BeachHouse Restaurant, which owns a portion of the subject property adjoining city-owned property. Cosby said the city is still waiting to hear back from the restaurant owner in regards to protecting the sand dunes, as well as the parking area on the beach. Hopefully we can get working on that now that the holidays are over, said Cosby. Commissioner Ed Straight asked if any permits had been applied for yet, but Cosby said the project is still at the cooperation agreement stage between the restaurant owner and the city. Drawings for the project have been done, but they also are initial drawings. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set limits on the erosion control line, so (the proposed dunes) have been moved back some 40 feet, said Gilbert. Commissioner Gay Breuler asked if the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch group had any concerns about the dune project. Cosby replied that if anything, the dunes would provide better protection to nesting turtles. The dunes would provide better protection and they would block the lights coming from the road, he said. The stretch of land across from city hall allows a view to the Gulf of Mexico while driving along Gulf Drive, and the proposed dunes will block that view. Cosby said that wouldnt be a bad thing. People driving should be watching the road and not looking at the water, he said.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 19 The Islander will pay $100 to the person with the correct or closest game-winning score for the Feb. 5 Super Bowl. All entries must be handwritten (original) on the published form or copy of the form. Entry must include name, address and phone number. Only one entry per person. All entries must be postmarked or hand delivered to the newspaper of ce by noon Feb. 4. In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn from tying entries. The decision of The Islander football judge is nal. Mail or deliver to The Islander 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach FL 34217. INFO: 941-778-7978 Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker 941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www .annamariareal.co mA n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island! Capt.Gre g Burke941.592.8373 Let me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in P ARADISE. SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS PUB & GRUB NFL Foo tball on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wi n gs an d ot h er Grea t Ga me Foo d an d Dr ink s! P U B & & G G R R U U B B B We re t he tops!Counter tops vanity tops bar tops and more PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc. 8700 Cortez R oad W ., Bradenton941-580-9236 The Island Exper ts Since 1972 5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach Business Center 77 8-9622 778-9622 BEST VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR! BEST VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR! Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days Awesome Sunrise & Sunset Views, Best Value on the Historic Bridge Street Pier 941-778-1604 Name__________________________________________________ Address/City_____________________________________________ Phone________________________________________________ Anna Maria reconsiders lot-coverage ordinanceBy Rick Catlin Reporter There is no market for a one-story over parking house in Anna Maria, John Cagnina told commissioners at their Jan. 26 meeting. Cagnina was responding to discussion of a proposed land-development ordinance intended to encourage new two-story homes built to a maximum height of 27 feet by allowing them 35 percent lot coverage. A threestory home two-stories of living space over parking would be limited to 30 percent lot coverage and 37-foot height. The new coverage amounts were recommended by the planning and zoning board to help the city retain small family homes with more porches and open space. Cagnina, however, said nobody wants to build a twostory home, particularly on a 5,000-square-foot lot. Even with 35 percent lot coverage, the home would only be 1,750 square feet at most, he said. The average new single-family house built in the city in recent years has had more than 2,000 square feet of space. People have convinced the commission that small houses are better, Cagnina said. At whose expense? he asked. impacted by the ordinance because no one wants to build If the city wants to encourage smaller homes, it should increase the lot coverage to 40 percent, perhaps higher, for the small lots, suggested developer Mike Coleman. He said lots larger than 5,000 square feet should be limited to 35 percent lot coverage. Real estate agent Marie Franklin said there is a market for the smaller homes in Anna Maria, but its very small, and its for beach-area cottages that people want as a vacation home. They always ask me whats going to happen to the smaller homes if they buy, she said. Also proposed in the ordinance, any new or rebuilt one-story home would have to meet new stormwater retention and drainage guidelines to prevent impacts to these requirements are needed for compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations. If someone is building a one-story home and has to put in a retention pond or swale, Franklin said, theres not going to be a demand for such houses. After some discussion, commissioners agreed to remove the section about lot coverage and building height from the ordinance and return it to the P&Z board for more discussion, and possibly a new recommendation. Theres a point here about not harming other property owners with small-size lots, Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick said. Commissioner Dale Woodland agreed. Even though people may not like box homes on a smaller lot, too bad, he said. The city has to stop telling people what to build because other people dont like how it looks, Woodland said. How far are we going to go with regulation? he asked. Commissioners unanimously approved other sections of the ordinance intended to clear up ambiguous language in the land-development regulations. Other changes include having all pool equipment within the setback, and a unity of title requirement for two or more adjacent lots owned by the same person. The unity of title prevents someone with two adjoining lots from using the size of the entire parcel to build a house on one of the lots, and then selling the empty lot to another party as a buildable lot. Commission Chair Chuck Webb said he hoped the must report his or her residency address to local and state law enforcement immediately upon moving to a new location. Failure to report a new residence is a crime punishable by up to three years in prison, the FDLE website reported. With the mans departure, only one convicted sex offender lives in Holmes Beach in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive. One convicted sex offender was reported living in Cortez by the FDLE. The man, who resides in the 4200 block of 129th Street, was convicted in 1993 in Manatee County of sexual battery by an adult on a child under the age of 12 and of lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor under the age of 16. Information on sex offenders listed with the FDLE SEX OFFENDER

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20 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Whats the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 9 & 11 AM ~ Traditional Worship 10 AM Adult Sunday School 9 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchPastor Rosemary W. Backer 10:30 Sunday Church School Fellowship follows 10:30 Sunday service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday 5 pm Song Service Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Its almost as good as a letter from home! Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgSINCE 1992 Just visiting paradise? Caudill named top wedding DJ WeddingWire, a national online marketplace for wedding planning and information, has named Chuck Caudill Entertainment of Holmes Beach to receive its Brides Choice 2012 award for best wedding disc jockey. WeddingWire said in a press release that, unlike many wedding industry awards that are selected by the vendors, Caudill was honored because of the number of outstanding reviews he received from newlyweds. WeddingWire began the Brides Choice awards four years ago and honors the top wedding vendors in various wedding locations in 20 categories. Chuck Caudill Entertainment has won a Brides Choice DJ award the past three years, the release said. Caudills work is related to Island Photography Inc.; which is wife Dara Caudills business. Welch heads new Holmes Beach business group Members of the newly organized Holmes Beach Merchants Association met recently and elected Amy Welch, owner of Acqua Aveda Salon, 5311 Marina Drive, as the association president. The association already has arranged to plant some donated trees in the area of Marina and Gulf drives as projects to improve downtown Holmes Beach. The association is open to all Holmes Beach businesses, not just those in or near the Marina Drive-Gulf Drive intersection, Welch said. The next meeting of the association will be at noon Drive. For more information on the merchants association, Chamber to host events The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will Island chefs honoredTaste Dining & Travel magazine recently hosted its second annual chefs competition in the Tuscany dining room at Freedom Village, Bradenton, to determine who had the best entree. Guests were served small-plate entrees prepared by the chefs, who worked feverishly in the kitchen, along with appetizers and dessert from Freedom Village. Guests, Rich in real estateRebecca Rich recently several years ago Wedding singer of Holmes Beach has to receive a Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the event is $15 per person and members are encouraged to bring a guest. The menu is chicken marsala, shrimp Caesar salad and lobster bisque, and reservations are required. will hold its Sunrise Breakfast at The Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. encouraged to bring guests. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation for Members of the Syracuse University womens tennis the event, ranked the food in the competition. Island chefs in the friendly competition were chefowner Christopher Dale, The Feast, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and chef Ian Fairweather, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Dales entry was braised barbecue pork ribs, while Fairweather entered both shrimp with grits and bacon and pork au jus. Taste magazine publisher Neal Finelli announced the winner of the contest, Chef Eric Babb of Freedom Village. The event was a fundraiser for the Womens Resource Center of Manatee. Syracuse tennis works out at Island Fitness

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 21 GRILL & SEAFOOD1920s cottage lovingly restored & turned into a quaint restaurant featuring the freshest local seafood & hearty fare. Intimate beer & wine bar with nautical ship lamps. Outdoor courtyard, The Trap Yard, featuring live music Friday & Saturday nights. Featuring: Stone Crab Mac & Cheese Apalachicola Oysters, Shrimp & Grits Cortez Chowder, Short Ribs, Stone Crab Taters AND MORE! Open MondaySaturday 5-10 pm 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach(941) 896-9737 www.bluemarlinami.com 3007 Gulf Drive Holmes BeachLunch and Dinner T ake-out, To o WINNER OF TRAVELOCITY TO P INSIDER SPOT IN USA FOR 2007THE BEST RIBS VEGET ARIAN DISHES INDIAN SPECIAL TIESOPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK941.778.6614 www.MikeSalesSings.com call for availability: 941.448.5798 www.MikeSalesSings.com www.MikeSalesSings.com call for availability: 941.448.5798 call for availability: 941.448.5798 Anna Maria Island Independent Recording ArtistOf cial balladeer of Bradenton Beach AMI Chamber Small Business of the Year TUESDAY @ Feeling Swell 7-10, AM FRIDAY @ AMI Beach Cafe 5:30-10, featuring Drum Circle @ 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, HB. Paradise has a soundtrack come hear it LIVE! 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! 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. AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE presents Make plans now for Valentines Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at AMI Beach Cafe, Manatee Public BeachNuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception with wedding cake, entertainment, prize packages. Register 5-5:30 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. $10. Registration/Information: The Islander, promiseday@islander.org ObituariesJohn Elton Ecklund John Elton Ecklund of Anna Maria died Jan. 20. He was born June 5, 1949, in Flint, Mich. He graduated from Flint N orthern High School in 1967 and Michigan State U niversity School of N atural Resources in 1973. He retired from his career with the Michigan Department of E nvironmental Quality as a water quality specialist. He spent countless hours testing the quality of Michigans waters. He grew up playing ball in his Flint neighborhood and spent many ing, and swimming. He was known to colleagues as Moose. He coached softball and enjoyed attending at art and music festivals. John spent time on Anna Maria beaches searching for the perfect shell, or lost in a good book. A celebration of life on Anna Maria I sland will be Avenue. A service was planned Feb. 1 in Williamston, Mich. Memorial donations may be made to Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second Street N ., Bradenton Beach FL 34217. O nline condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.co m. Mr. E cklund is survived by son Karl and wife Rachel; daughter Shannon Mc G uire; brothers Tom and wife Diane and Jim and wife Karen; nephews and niece David, Dean, P eter, Joseph, Mitchell, Charlie, Kelly, I an, Connor, Cary, Sean and Leah; and great niece Claire. New Walgreens now open Beach is now open. The store is larger than the former Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson sfur 2bed/1bath G ulffront home built in 1969 on a to Hiller Cypress LLC for $2,200,000; list $2,490,000. sfur 4bed/3bath canalfront home built in 1957 on a 140x225 lot was sold 01/05/12, Ellsworth to MEK Properties LLC for $650,000. 414 72nd St., Unit A, Harbour Mist, Holmes Beach, built in 2007 was sold 01/09/12, SBC Reo LLC to Gail L Janezewski LLC for $450,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd., U nit 67, N orth Beach Village, condo with shared pool built in 1991 was sold 01/06/12, Purcell to Elwell for $335,000; list $365,000. 4001 G ulf Drive, U nit 111, Beach Townhouses, Lavelle to Smith for $215,000. Hot spots off the beach 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Anna Maria I sland Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave. Gulf Drive. Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach. N. Drive (ask at the shop for the password). 5313 Gulf Drive. Drive.

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22 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Monday, Feb. 6 Breakfast: Pizza, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Breaded Beef Patty Sandwich, Fries, Broccoli Dippers, Pineapple Tidbits. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Corn Dog, Macaroni and Cheese, Breadstick, Green Beans, Salad, Sliced Peaches. Wednesday, Feb. 8 Breakfast: Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Mixed Vegetables, Baby Carrot Dippers, Fruit Cup. Thursday, Feb. 9 Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Turkey Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Roll, Cucumber Coins, Strawberries and Banana Cup. Friday, Feb. 10 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Riblet Sandwich, Baked Beans, Corn Cobette, Mandarin Oranges, Frozen Fruit Slushie. Juice and milk are served with every meal. ISLAND TI ME BAR AND GRI LL AL FRESCO drinks & dining everyday from 11:30. L ive entertainment: F eb 1-5N E W S idewalk C af S eating NO W O P E NL unch, Dinner & L ibations served from 11:307 Days a WeekDownstairs at the Bridge S treet Bistro on the roundabout! www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com F eb. 3 R uss A dams 7-10 R uss A dams 7-10 Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (BAR ONLY) Monday-Friday OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11:30-9:30 Monday-Friday Monday-Friday Free Appetizer with purchase of Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees (With this ad, excluding sandwiches, salads, all-u-can-eat specials and lighter fare menu.) NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. EXPIRES FEB. 8, 2012 Super Bowl Party $2 Draft Bud & MichLight $3 House Wine & Mixed Drinks $4 Premium Drinks Regular Menu and Appetizer Specials AME welcomes Chinese New Year practice using chopsticks in ten class at AME Anna Maria Elementary School principal Dave Mar Healthy heart jumpAnna Maria Elementary gess of Tina class bal ances multiple the American Heart Asso Eric Boso put on the event to awareness of exercise. tesy Sharon Burgress

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 23 111 Gulf DriveBradenton Beach at the Bridge Street Roundabout Centrally located just minutes from Longboat Key and Bradenton via Manatee Avenue. By boat, ICW Marker 49 Trolley Stop 43. Plenty of parking in rear of BridgeWalk resort941-782-1122www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com BRIDGE STREET BISTRO Overlooking the Beach & Gulf Four-Star Food Moderately Priced Serving Dinner Nightly Banquet Facilities with a Great ViewNow Open 7 Days a Week Island Time Bar & Grill @ Bridge Street Bistro NEW Sidewalk Seating for Lunch and Dinner 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY VISIT OUR WEBSITE! www.TheFeastRestaurant.com The Feast Restaurant Across 1 Colo. ___, Colo. 4 1040 preparer, for short 7 Heartbeat 13 Plied with spirits 18 Shakespeare 20 National Forensic League skill 22 Rare violin 23 Royal house until the early 20th century 24 Bad occupation for Sleepy? 26 One 27 Head of ancient Sparta? 28 Hardest to ship, say 29 Bad occupation for Happy? 31 Bit of wear for a fop 32 Hero who debuted in Weird Tales magazine in 1932 33 M.A. hopefuls ordeal 34 Like Oscar Wildes humor 37 Ruler in a robe 41 Touch while running 42 Home of two M.L.B. teams 44 Villains in 1939s Stagecoach 48 Last ___ 50 Ones running away with the game? 54 Mrs. Robinsons daughter 55 Having hands, maybe 57 Bad occupation for Sneezy? 59 More than a quarter of the earths crust, by mass 61 Longtime Yankee nickname 62 Spot for a flame 63 Bad occupation for Grumpy? 69 2000 musical with the song Fortune Favors the Brave 70 Diplomatic, say 71 Some juices 73 Bad occupation for Dopey? 79 Grippers 80 Spanish dish 81 Classic figure in a top hat 83 It needs to be fed frequently 84 Best in the market 86 Last word of Finnegans Wake 87 ___ Canals 89 Gives a darn? 90 Bridge makers deg. 91 Biblical mount 93 Singer John 95 Common tattoo spot 98 Bad occupation for Doc? 105 Hippocampus hippocampus, e.g. 108 Mishmashes 109 Employee of the month award, say 110 Bad occupation for Bashful? 112 Waldorf salad ingredients 113 Sports anchor Rich 114 Attacked ground units, in a way 115 Honchos 116 Lands in a puddle, maybe 117 Accent 118 ___-Magnon 119 ___-la-la Down 1 Kerri ___, U.S. gymnastics star at the 1996 Olympics 2 45 player 3 Pay up 4 Cave ___ 5 One going to market 6 Daily or weekly: Abbr. 7 Friends role 8 (0,0), on a graph 9 Eruption sight 10 ___ Frome 11 Apicky person may pick one 12 Trailer attachment 13 Bananas 14 Somebody shot me! 15 Questionnaire blank 16 Airport postings, for short 17 Force 19 Subject of dozens of Degas paintings 21 Vertigo symptom 25 Group with the 1995 #1 hit Waterfalls 27 Honor like a troubadour 30 Bar that shrinks 33 Miss 34 Like four U.S. presidents 35 Mathematician Descartes 36 River to the North Sea 37 Chapters in history 38 Half note 39 Novelist Calvino 40 Like lanterns at the start of evening 42 Log 43 Big bother 45 Degree of interest? 46 Voil! 47 Fire 49 Convivial 51 Jai ___ 52 Funeral song in Scotland 53 Cuts 56 Become a YouTube sensation 58 Finally edible 60 Zip 64 Duo with the 2003 hit All the Things She Said 65 Levis alternative 66 Actors MacLachlan and Chandler 67 Serve up some ham? 68 Extend, in a way 72 Georgia and Moldova, once: Abbr. 73 Like two peas in ___ 74 Hail 75 Is allowed (to) 76 Overhead transports 77 Tolkiens tree creatures 78 Some Jamaicans 82 Switched-On Bach instrument 85 Snares 88 Not a great hand for raising 92 Surgical inserts 93 Aristocracies 94 Big name in insurance 95 [Give me the worm! Give me the worm!] 96 Hallmark of the Philadelphia sound 97 Sounds of hesitation 98 Relating to the palm of the hand 99 Apple software bundle that includes GarageBand 100 Volunteers cry 101 Shoot! 102 Disgruntled workers parting cry 103 External 104 The Gondoliers bride 105 Ballet bit 106 Malevolent 107 Lhasa ___ 111 Either plagiarism or revolution, per Paul Gauguin 112 Fightersorg.No. 0122RELEASE DATE: 1/29/2012 SNOWWHITES EMPLOYMENTAGENCYBy Adam Fromm / 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. 123456789101112 1314151617 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 343536 3738394041 4243 44454647 48 49505152 5354 55 5657 58 59 6061 62 63 64 65 666768 69 70 71 72 73747576 77 7879 80 81 8283 84 8586 878889 90 9192 9394 959697 9899 100101102103104 105106107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 29. Visit www.islander.org to buy a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier.

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ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Kathleen DSailing CatamaranEgmont Key Shelling & Snorkeling Sails Sunset Sails / Day Sails / Private Charters Special Events, Sailing from Twin Dolphins Marina Sailing Mondays from Mar Vista on Longboat Key 941-870-4349 kathleend.net By Kevin Cassidy Reporter at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. At this point between Beach Bistro Vikings and Waterfront Restaurant Raiders, though the Vikings did recently blank the Raiders. The 10-12 division looks like its going be a threeCardinals and Ross Built Broncos. Galati Yacht Sales Texans and Jessies Island Store Steelers are tied atop the 13-16 division, although the Greens Jets get themselves back into the race by edging Gettel Toyota Texans 14-12 Jan. 27 to even its record at 2-2. This puts the Jets a game behind Beach Bistro Vikings and Waterfront Raiders, which are currently tied with 3-1 records. Devin Calderon had a big game for the Jets, scoring a pair of touchdowns on the ground and through the pleted seven passes for 105 yards and one touchdown pass. Dalton Guffrie added three catches for 43 yards to round out the offense. Calderon also had a big game on defense for the while Guffrie added two pulls and an interception of his own. The Jets winning margin came on a fumbled snap in the end zone resulting in a safety for the Jets. The Texans were led by Julius Peteriet, who ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Ava Zink the loss. LPAC Cardinals 34-32 Jan. 24. The Colts, the leagues lone undefeated team and lead in the eastern conference, received a huge game from Rory Houston. He passed for and scoring three touchdowns. Malachi Goode caught three passes for 37 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Ben Connors ran for 25 yards and scored a two-point conversion and an extra point. Houston also was a force on defense, intercepting three passes, including one he took to the house. He lead pulls, while Connors and Zachariah Goode both added interceptions. The 13-16 game of the week also was an offensive battle with First American Bank Ravens slipping past Mar Vista Raiders 33-26 behind 124 passing yards and four touchdown passes from quarterback Jack Shinn. Shinn also added 60 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Chris Johnson chipped in with 45 rushing yards and 33 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra including a touchdown and two extra points, while Burke Hill and Austin Morrow both scored touchdowns to round out the Raven offense. yards and a pair of touchdown passes, while Tony with four catches for 37 yards and an extra point. Nico Calleja added 43 rushing yards and scored a pair of yards and a touchdown, while George Lardas added an extra point to round out the Raider offense in the loss. Doyle and Sperdoto paced the Raider defense with Key Royale golf news to eight hopefuls. Among those staying alive are Tim Friesen, who will take on Dick Mills, Ron Pritchard taking on Mark Mixon, Larry Pippel will play Art McMillan and Quentin Talbert takes on the winner of the yet-played Lex Halakan/Merritt Fineout match. In regular mens matches, John Kolljeski, Joe Dickenson, Andy Barber and Gerry Taylor won the Jan. 25 best-ball-of-foursome match with a 20-underpar 44. One stroke back in second place was the team of Dick Eichhorn, Tom Lewis, John Sagert and Bob Landgren. The Jan. 24 modified-Stableford match saw Tim Friessen and Barry Anderson finish in a tie for first place with matching plus 4s. That helped Andersons teammates, Craig Humphreys, Ron Vandamen and Dick Eichorn, to the team title. Mixon. Elliotts score helped teammates Carl Voyles, Jim Thorton and Gary Harris to the team title with a score of Donna Soos won the Key Royale Clubs Presidents Cup, a two-day low-net tournament. Second place went to which was broken by a scorecard playoff. The women of the Key Royale Club played a ninetwo best-balls-low-gross game Jan. 24. in Flight A by one shot over Crowe. Sue Little was alone in third place with a 31. Flight B. Christina Masons 3-under-par 29 gave her second place, while Sue Hookem took third place with a 1-under par 31. Mardene Eichhorn, Sue Christenson and Barb LindNell Bergstroms 7-under-par 25 gave her the low net was three shots back in second place while Frankie SmithWilliams took third at 3-under-par 29. Marcia OBrien, four-way tie for fourth place at 2-under par 30. The team game of the day had Laura Purcell, Crowe, Horseshoe news Four teams advanced to the knockout stage during Nick Younk defeated John Crawford and Tom Skoloda Puryear edge Aiden Shank and Gene Bobeldyk 21-19. Disbrow-Puryear rolled past Palmer-Younk 21-7 in the horseshoe games. Bruce Munro and Norm Good drew the stad defeated Tennessee Bob and Sam Samuels 22-16. Munro-Good slid past Lee-Kingstad by a 22-20 score in Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 25 sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u g Tw W 32 years Pr ofessional Experience Captain Wa yne Genthne rWo l fmouth ChartersCell 941-720-4418 Beach fishing, right rig, prosperous resultsBy Capt. Danny Stasny Reporter perous for anglers targeting migratory species, such as pompano, jack crevalle and blue runners. Using a pompano jig with the addition of a pink stinger rig is resulting in frequent double hookups of all of the species mentioned. Pompano in the 1to 2-pound range are being caught, We should see more consistent and bigger catches in the weeks to come. An abundance of spotted seatrout are arriving on the the best results, although live shrimp are coming in a close second. docks and canals, especially in Bimini Bay. Again, live shrimp is the bait of choice. Remember, if youre seeing sheepshead around the docks but they wont bite, try tubeworms are great choices if the sheepshead are being picky. ing the beaches of both Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key in search of pompano. By drifting over sandbars and troughs, Gross charters are reeling up pompano in the 2-pound range. Gross likes to use Docs goofy jigs rigged there, too, Gross said. and sheepshead around docks in Sarasota Bay. Using live shrimp for bait, his clients are reeling up keeper-size reds and sheepies. Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier says the sheepshead bite is where its at. Theyre biting so good right now, says Medley, even people who dont normally catch them are catching them. Even live shrimp for bait is resulting in catches up to 3 pounds. Most sheep herders like to use a stout No. 2 or No. 1 size hook, which aids in the use of small baits hook is more easily removed from a sheepsheads bony mouth. Take a look into a sheepsheads mouth to see what Im talking about. Next down the list at the south pier are Spanish mackerel and bonito. Fishers are using either silver spoons or live greenbacks to get the bite. Spanish mackerel in the 20-inch range are being caught around the schools of greenbacks early in the morning. The same applies for the bonito. Since both species are feeding on the same bait, one never knows what will bite. or live shrimp under the pier are catching mangrove snapper in the 12-inch range. Dont be surprised to catch a couple of black sea bass in the same areas. Capt. Warren Girle is working the beaches of Anna Maria Island, catching Spanish mackerel and bonito. Girle is using live shiners free-lined behind the boat to get these drag-burners to bite. By using a long shank hook pinned until theyre in the boat. charters are having success with pompano. Girle likes to drift over the deeper areas and work pompano jigs tipped with shrimp. While doing this, Girles clients not only hook up pompano, but a variety of other migratory species. hit a pompano jig, which adds non-stop action and a little variety, too. seatrout. Girle is using either live shrimp or Mister Twister Exude Darts to get the bite. Reds up to 24 week. Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says hes hearing about pompano being caught just off the beaches. catching near limits of pompano in the early morning. Dont forget, reminds Keyes, with the water being Keyes likes to use 20-pound test fluorocarbon pound. Along with the pompano, beach fishers also are catching small jack crevalle, blue runners and an occasional bonnethead shark. ing good numbers of spotted seatrout, although most are undersized. Berkeley Gulp shrimp or a MirrOlure Lil John on a 1/4-ounce jig head are working on the small your cast for sandy potholes. Sheepshead and redfish are inhabiting rocks and docks along canals and in the bays. Live select-size rocarbon is another good bet. Ted Pasquantonio at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing sheepshead and black drum being caught around the sheepies on shrimp, although the serious sheepshead crabs to use as bait. Better yet, those really in the know Black drum are being caught on shrimp, crabs and tubeworms. Not as picky as the sheepshead, keeper-size sheepshead. of spotted seatrout. Johnston likes to target his prey by either drifting jigs or anchoring and baiting with live shrimp. By drifting, Johnstons charters are able to are schooling in an area, Johnston drops anchor and switches to live shrimp free-lined behind the boat to get the bite. Around docks and in canals, Johnston is catching Johnston likes to use live shrimp, adding a split shot a foot or so above the hook, allowing his clients to get their shrimp quickly to the bottom where the reds are feeding. keeper-size sheepshead, too. Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters some nice trophies released. Howard suggests working the potholes at low tide with a live shrimp rigged on a popping cork or a Berkley Gulp He reports some trophy-sized seatrout were reeled in on his recent charters. A big one was landed by Ian Gilchrist of England measuring 26-inches. A large, select shrimp rigged with a small split shot under a popping cork enticed the seatrout to bite Howard says. Sheepshead have started to make their move into Tampa Bay waters, Howard says. He expects an increase in numbers as the winter season progresses. A shrimp rigged on a No. 1 hook with enough weight to get it to ing the sheepshead is to be ultra-sensitive to the slightest and put a bend in the pole, Howard says. produce some sizzling action. You just need to adjust your techniques to the season, he adds.

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26 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER A.M.I. BEACHES REAL EST A TEOld Florida with a New Twist 941.567.5234 $496,000 LIKE NEW ISLAND HOME, featuring 3 bed 2.5 Baths with private pool. Centrally located, this home is close to the beach and local shopping. Call Gregg at 941-567-5234. ITEMS FOR SALE INDIAN RELICS: Send $1 for color catalog. Indian, P.O. Box 26, Independence, KY 41051. 859-391-0449. SHARK STEAM CLEANING system: Five pads, warranty, excellent condition. Originally $155, now, $78. 941-778-5647. WORK BENCH: 8-feet, excellent, colorful stone medallion, $100 each, Yankee bird feeder, squirrel-proof, $10. 941-778-9576. COFFEE TABLE: ROUND, white rattan with glass top, 31-inch, $35. 715-529-8965. RECLINERS: LEATHER AND cloth, wingback. Excellent condition, $60, vertical blinds, 9x7-feet, all hardware, two, $49. 941-778-3920. NEW COLEMAN DOUBLE-high plush air mattress with pump, cost $85, sell, $35. Liquid Force wakeboard, $15. 941-778-7003. SUNGLASSES: NEW OAKLEY Monster Dog Ducati, cost $110, sell for $60. 941-778-7003. GLASS-TOP PATIO table, four chairs, $100, two matching dressers, blonde wood, $100, two twin beds, frames, $100. 941-778-5439. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. LIVE AND WORK IN PARADISE Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 2,900 sf with 4 COP liquor license, in business 20 years, protable operation. $1.3 million. GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYContact Jim Adkins, Business Broker/Realtor 941-713-1260 or Jim@AdkinsFloridaGroup.com A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!SINCE 1957 Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker 941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250 E-mail amrealty@verizon.net Web site www.annamariareal.comYOUR SPOT IN PARADISE One of our last Gulffront parcels at best Anna Maria Beach which needs no renourishment. Underground boulder revetment has protected the structures since the 1950s. This parcel includes cottage which is to be donated to our Historical Society and buyer may construct new home. Asking $1,600,000. REDUCED REDUCED! Cottage on spacious lot zoned DUPLEX and over 11,000 sq ft lot. Use your judgment if you wish to refurbish existing structure, add on OR remove and rebuild NEW. Drive by 7002 Marina Drive. Pets on premises 24-hour notice required. NOW $299,000 rm. 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. S PEC T ACULAR BIG WA TER VIEWS from your lanai. 2/2 condo in gated Perico Bay Club. $229,000. 1155 Edgewater. Call 941-778-8104. G O R G E OUS W A TER V I EWS, open oor plan, 3/2 w/2-car garage in gated Perico Bay Club. Come home to your own piece of paradise! $299,000. Call Lynn, 730-1294. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE Continued ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak ofce 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 classieds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING FEB 14: The Islander Promise Day, Valentines Day vow renewals, champagne toast, wedding cake on the beach at 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach. $10 includes ceremony and certicate. Pre-register: Promise@islander.org. GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repair able shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 27 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978NORT H 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. H ISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAG E Adorable 2BR/1.5 BA home located less than a mile to the beach. Walk to sh markets and restaurants in this quaint village. $155,000 E XCE P TION AL B EACH V IE W S from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views for half the price. $549,000. IRONWOOD GOLF CO U RSE Move-in ready, 2 BR/2BA condo overlooking the 10th hole. Great recreation facilities, community pool, elevator, shufeboard & more. Only $84,900. 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. DUPLEX O N O V ERSIZ E D LOT... Well maintained duplex in a desirable area of Holmes Beach. Total of 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Could easily be converted to a single family home. $449,000 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Your Home Sold -Guaranteed !Or, Ill Pay You $3000!Get a Free Special Report detailing how at www.AMIGuaranteedSale.com Call Free Recorded Message 800-247-9052 ID# 2077 -Or call Jon Direct: 941-920-0832Call Jon 941-920-0832 E-mail: Jon@Jon4RealEstate.com AMIHomes4Sale.com 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach Next To Duffys! What Are Island Homes Selling For?Free list of recent saleswww.AMIHomeValues.com Or, Call Free Recorded Message 800-256-6810 ID# 2041Find Out What Your Home Is Worth Online For Free!www.AnnaMariaHomeValues.com Or, Call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2002 Get Top Dollar For Your Home! Free report reveals how to set the asking price or your home www.DriveUpYourSalesPrice.comOr, Call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2023AMI Luxury HomesFabulous Island Homes From $500K to $5Million Free List w/pictureswww.AnnaMariaLuxuryHomes.comOr, Call Free Recorded Message 800-256-6810 ID# 2049 Large Commercial property 200 feet on Marina Drive Many uses $897,000. #M5826707. Free Recording 800-247-9052 ID# 5804 Immaculate Waterfront Home. Fireplace, Custom Kitchen, Lovely setting. $189,000. Free Recording 800-247-9052 ID# 7427 Waterfront Lot on Lake Mc Leod in Winter Haven, 112x140. #L4634388 $47,500 Lakeland. 7100 sq.ft. on W. Pipkin Road. #L4634064 $939,000. Jon Kent SALE PE N DI N G OPEN HOUSE The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 3009 Avenue E4-plex with pool, just steps to the beach each unit 2br/1ba. Nicely maintained complex with good parking and rental history. $689,000309 59th StreetOpen 11am-2pm Sunday, Feb. 5. Custom finishes, 3br/2ba with bonus area. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, granite, bead board and more. $499,000 804 North Shore DriveBrilliant design, unparalleled construction and Gulf views! Gene Leedy masterpiece! 5br/4ba, 5,462 sq ft and just steps to the beach. $1,299,000 Thank you!To all my friends, clients and participating agents thanks to all of you, 2011 was my best year ever. Looking forward to a great 2012! GARAGE SALES Continued FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. 9806 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, across from Ginnys & Jane Es at the Old IGA. Furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, nauticals, linens and more great treasures. Rain date the following Sunday, Feb. 12. RESORT RENOVATION YARD sale: 9 a.m.-? Saturday, Feb. 4. Tropic Isle Inn. 101 22nd St., Bradenton Beach. MAMMOTH MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 4. Golf, clothes, speakers, lawn equipment, electronics, kitchen, tools, more. 6700-A Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. OAK AVENUE NEIGHBORS sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Collectibles, antiques, household, furniture and more. Oak Avenue, Anna Maria. More readers = more ads in The Islander. LOST & FOUND LOST: REALTORS KEYPAD. Somewhere on the Island. Please, call Robin, 941-713-4515. KAYAK PADDLE shed out of canal. You identify, its yours, free. 941-778-6766. PETS BEAUTIFUL CAT FOR adoption! Long-hair, microchip, 2 years old, friendly. Nice carry-crate included. 941-778-0330 or 812-219-2184. LOST COCKATIEL: TWEETY lost Jan. 1, Bradenton Beach. 941-896-5256. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes, certied groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage drying). Personal service for you and your loved ones. Call anytime for appointments, 941-7781202. 5360 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. The Islander supports pet rescue. Visit us for information: 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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28 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER REAL TO RMarianne Correll T Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 ISLAND TAXIProviding Islanders with personal service to and from central and south Florida airports, etc. Since 1991. Bruce Collins 941-778-6201 Windshield Repair Medicc ADMIRAL TOWNCARProfessional Chauffeur at taxi pricesCall Phil941.320.1120 ANSWERS TO FEB. 1 PUZZLE S P R C P A M O M E N T W I N E D T H E B A R D O R A T I O N A M A T I R O M A N O V N I G H T W A T C H M A N U N I T E D S I G M A B U L K I E S T G O T H M U S I C I A N A S C O T C O N A N G R E W R Y E M I R T A G C H I A P A C H E S R I T E S P O A C H E R S E L A I N E A N A L O G F L O R A L A R R A N G E R S I L I C O N A R O D W I C K M O T I V A T I O N A L S P E A K E R A I D A N I C E E N Z Y M E S A L G E B R A T E A C H E R T A L O N S P A E L L A U N C L E S A M M E T E R O U T S E L L T H E S O O S E W S D D S A S S E L T O N C H E S T V I L L A G E I D I O T S E A H O R S E O L I O S P L A Q U E T V P E R S O N A L I T Y W A L N U T S E I S E N S T R A F E D B I G G I E S P L O P S S T R E S S C R O T R A MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! PETS Continued 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! Three pit mixes, gorgeous, sweet! Two male, one female. Fixed, chipped, shots. 941-896-6701. TRANSPORTATION 1999 ACURA TL: 78,600 miles. No accidents, good condition. New timing belt. $5,700 or best offer. 941-779-2787. BOATS & BOATING DOCK FOR RENT: MEDIUM boat. 452 63rd St., Holmes Beach. 941-778-1893. BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. 21-FOOT PONTOON: Rigged to fish, 50-hp, downrigger, trolling motor, rod cab, two live wells, ice box, top on lift, Good condition. $6,800. 941778-6530. ATTENTION CHARTER CAPTAINS! Dock and lift. Will work trade. Electric, water, cleaning table. Bimini Bayou canal. $300/month. 941-778-6530. 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 PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST and part-time housekeeper for local area motel. 941-7782780. NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and boutique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836. EXPERIENCED SALES ASSOCIATE: Part-time for busy retail store. Some weekends required. Please, call Jo-Ann at 941-896-4848. SOCIAL MEDIA/WEB marketing guru wanted part-time. Work at home. Call Barry 941-4485500 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. 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. HEALTH CARE` LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637. 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. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BYHeres Jasmine, our special 14-week-old darlin ready for her forever home. Shes black & white and speckled, fun, sweet, playful. Spay/neuter, microchip, shots. Low adoption cost/donation. Call or nd our nonpro t rescue and view photos on Facebook. Moonracer No-Kill Rescue, 941-896-6701. SERVICES Continued 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. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. GIVE THE GIFT of organization: Home, of ce and small business. Professional organizer, Shauna Steglich. 208-284-5727. 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. 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. oceanside@gmail.com. AMI COMPUTER SOLUTIONS for computer problems solved at your home or of ce. Wireless networking, virus/spyware prevention and removal, repairs, software upgrades, advice and training. Travis, 941-301-4726. INCOME TAX SERVICE: We do individuals, small businesses and all states. We have been in business over thirty years. Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service, 941-761-8156. DOG WASTE REMOVAL service as low as $10/ week. 941-592-5170. ScoopertrooperBradenton@gmail.com. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certi cates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 29 SERVICES Continued BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAYS ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-8724. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true speci cations. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. 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. AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT COUR HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Homewww.honeydohomerepairinc.com *Carpentry *Drywall HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you! Joesph LaBrecque 941.896.5256-of ce 941.807.5256-cellLicensed & InsuredFree Estimates 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander. org to order a commemorative centennial plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. LANDSCAPING Continued TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: MIchigan builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822. 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. STEVES HOME REMODELING and repairs. 941-524-8860. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classifieds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! Turn the page for rental ads....

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30 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc. com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 7502,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen, 813-377-6864. 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 CANALFRONT, BOAT slip up to 26-feet. 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer hookup, utility room. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039. RENTALS Continued WINTER SPECIAL: SENIOR park, 2BR/2BA doublewide. $1,000/month, sell, $35,000. 2314 14th St., Bradenton. Tropical Palms. 863-688-3524, 863-608-1833. chickenplucker@webtv.net. 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. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa tion. PERICO BAY CLUB villa: Pet-friendly, kayak storage and launch in your backyard. Turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, garage, heated community pool and spa, minutes to beach. $799,900. Real tor, Fred Flis, 941-356-1456. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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 GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month ALREADY BOOKING FOR 2013 SEASONAL/V ACA TION RENT ALS SOME A V AILABILITY THIS SEASON RENTALS Continued EFFICIENCY, ONE AND two bedroom apartments. Unfurnished, $550 to $750 monthly with annual lease and turnkey 1BR/1BA at 3611 117th St. W. Call Pat, 941-920-6637 with Florida Real Estate Team. WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941447-1506. ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and shing pier. Call 941-720-2418. ANNUALS: LARGE 3BR/2BA Perico Bay Club condo, gated community, $1,350/month. Perico Island: 2BR/2BA condo 1,250 sf, new tile throughout, ofce/den, exercise room, sauna, carport, and storage, $1,000/month. Pool, tennis, water, cable, trash included. First, last, security. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. VACATION RENTALS NOW: Longboat Key 1BR/1BA, beach, $1,500/month. Anna Maria 2BR/2BA, pool/beach, $2,600/month. Northwest home, pet friendly, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, $2,300/month. Townhouse, 2BR/2BA, boat slip, pool, $2,600/month. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart. VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Annual rental, 55-plus, 2,200 sf, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, panoramic lake view, community pool, updated. Minutes to beach. $1,550/month, cable, water included. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart. OLD FLORIDA AT ITS BEST! 3/2 canal home, large pool. $499,000. Call Carmen Pedota,941-284-2598 or Lori Guerin, Realtors, 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, 941-7733966 GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts, shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966. PRISTINE WATERFRONT2BR/2BA villa, complete redo. Much sought-after community. $194,000 Call Lori Guerin 941773-3415, or Carmen Pedota 941-284-2598, Realtors. MARKET IN MOTION NAR reports the asking prices year over year have increased 19%30% across Florida, while, nationally, inventory fell more than 18%. 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. For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 31 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S REAL ESTATE Continued OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Waterfront pool home, 2BR/2BA two-car garage. 644 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 941-7130635. LOWEST-PRICED 3BR/2BA residence with heated pool on Anna Maria Island. New construction. Not a condo. $479,000. Call Barry, 941-4485500. Island Vacation Properties. IRONWOOD CONDO: $62,000. 1BR/1.5BA. Many upgrades. 55-plus community. Overlooks golf course. Clubhouse, exercise room, heated pool. Six miles to Anna Maria Island. 941-524-8969.All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 6699777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294. 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! 2011 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CHAMBER LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEARSEE ALL OUR LISTINGS AT WAGNERREALTY.COMENJOY THE EASY GOING COASTAL STYLE of this beautifully remodeled 3br/2ba Anna Maria Island home. Located a block from the beach and Gulf and eligible to rent one of the city owned boat slips. Rae Ellen Hayo (941) 920-0364. #M5826322. $360,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND Stunning open water views from this 3BR/2.5BA home loaded with historic charm, from its Auswalls. 128 of bayfront lush tropical setting, Tiki bar and 2 docks. Perfectly located with Southern exposure. Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5819584. $759,900 JUST LISTED 3 Bank Owned units in newly renovated key west style beach front complex with fabulous Gulf views. Turnkey furnished, heated pool, tennis, elevator, weekly rentals. Priced from Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5826475. $359,500 $369,500 GREEN SEA TURTLE SPOTTED HERE! This is your chance to build your dream home in a magical setting. Direct gulf beach front lot in desirable Anna Maria. #M5824640. $975,000 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 Theres still time and planks aplenty to put your name, remembrance or memorial on the Anna Maria City Pier. Purchase planks exclusively here: www.islander.org

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32 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER THE ONLY L UXURY COMMUNIT IES IN T HE N EW W EST BRADENT ON The Le ends Communities Legends Bay Bayfront Estates from the $1.25 million including bayfront homesite Legends Bay Single Family Homes from the low $300s on lake and preserve homesites Legends Bay Single Family Homes from the low $300s on lake and preserve homesites Legends Cove Luxury Coach Homes from the high $300s including lake view from lanai Legends Cove Luxury Coach Homes from the high $300s including lake view from lanai Follow El Conquistador Pkwy west of 34th St. 1.5 miles to roundabout The Luxury You DeserveAll prices, features and specications are subject to change without notice. Please see our sales representative with any questions. Lic. #CBC1258698.*Prepaid 5-year CDD bond special on select homesites only expires 3/15/12. Legends Cove no fees special expires 3/15/12. Half-price pool offer expires 2/14/12. D iscover the Gibraltar H omes luxury, maintenance-free lifestyle priced from the low $300s to $1.25 million. (see map) 941-366-1002 GibraltarHome.com LIKE US! L UXURY A T EVERY SIZEModels Open Daily Move-In Ready & Quick-Move Homes Available VISIT TODAY!These great specials expire soon. NO FEES! for 3 yearson inventory homes.* NEW inventory home pricing! Half Price Pool + Prepaid 5 Years CDD Bond*



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Resort tax continues rise. Page 3 WMFR announces emy. Page 4 Holmes Beach seeks state business tax repeal. Page 9 ance hearing. Page 10 Page 11 Page 11 pers & Feathers talk to San Diego. Page 15 ness? Page 20 Page 21 Whats for lunch? Whats up at AME? Page 22 mens championship play on. Page 24 Prosperous pompano Astheworld Terns make their call. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org $$$$$$$$ Obituaries VOLUME 20, NO. 13 FEB. 1, 2012 FREE Wedding singer winner. Page 20 Streetlife PLEASE SEE BRIDGE, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE DORITOS, PAGE 4 PLEASE SEE MARKET, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE LITTLEHALE, PAGE 3 VOLUME 20, NO. 13 FEB. 1, 2012 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPADoritos Super Bowl ad contest has Island hook19 new charges LittlehaleBy Kathy Prucnell Reporter Ronald Littlehale, 64, of Holmes Beach, was charged Jan. 26 by the Holmes Beach Police Department with 19 counts of possession of child pornography. These are in addition to 13 counts against Littlehale related to unlawful solicitation of minors and transmission of pornography pending in Desoto County. Littlehale was arrested Nov. 9 at his residence in the 7600 block of Gulf Drive on warrants from DeSoto County. The new charges allege unlawful possession with the intent to promote 16 still images and three video images of child pornography, according to HBPD detective Brian Hall. Hall said the charges stem from the search and seizure of Littlehales computer and cell phone executed during his November arrest. The devices were processed at a crime labo-Cafe reapplies for market permit By Mark Young Reporter The Gulf Drive Market, 900 Gulf Drive N., Beach, south to Longboat Key and at the Cortez Bridge-Gulf Drive intersection Jan. 29 which Traffic and safety issues were primary concerns expressed by those citizens opposed to extending the markets permit, and were concerns for commissioners who denied the market extension through April at their Jan. 19 meeting. But permission to continue operating the Gulf Drive Market will once again be debated at Bradenton Beach city hall. A tie vote among four commissioners denied Gulf Drive Cafe & Tikis permit to continue operating the Sunday markets. Bradenton Beach commissioners, now with Ric Gatehouse, will review the permit request at their 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, commission meeting. The city hall chamber Jan. 29 was standingroom only with the majority of those attending speaking about the market. Despite the denial, another special exception permit has been submitted to the city. As a public entity, the city is required to accept any requests for agenda items. Organizers initially wanted six months worth of permits to run the market on Sundays at the cafe. ber, the city granted the market its permit to Prep begins for new Cortez BridgeBy Rick Catlin Reporter Islanders and Cortez residents may soon have to face the fact the Cortez Bridge will be torn down, or at least closed to vehicular aging structure. Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization executive director Mike Howe told members of the Island Transportation Planning Organization Jan. 17 that funding for the initial project development and environment study for the bridge is in the Florida Department of Transportation 2011-12 budget. Once started, the PD&E is expected to take from two to three years to complete, Howe said. The study will be preceded by public meetings, he told ITPO members. The PD&E examines the impact of several types of bridges to replace the current structure, including a high-rise replacement bridge, a mid-rise, two-lane bridge and draw Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Reporter There is potentially $1 million on the line, future guaranteed work and the prestige of having worked on what may be the funniest commercial aired during Super Bowl XLVI. No pressure there. While most Americans will entrench themselves in front of the television to watch the epic rematch between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, former Bradenton Beach resident Britton Fosters focus will cally, he will be looking for the commercial he helped to create. Foster worked as a gaffer, or electrical and lighting expert, on a Doritos commercial that best out of approximately 6,000 entries. Two during the Super Bowl TV broadcast, and one will be named as the top commercial for the Doritos brand a fan favorite in recent Super Bowl years. But Foster wont know if the ad spot he helped make will air until the Super Bowl broadcast. We wont know anything until we see it run during the Super Bowl, said Foster. We are planning a little party, where the cast and crew will get together to watch the game. The director will be at the Super Bowl, and well all what weve made. the cast and crew have dubbed the Bird of Prey commercial. The ad features an actor who takes on characteristics of a bird of prey every time he craves Doritos. It takes an immediate humorous approach, and has a Vote for Doritos at crash the superbowl.com. Tree house runs afoul of DEP. Page 2 Super Bowl $100 contest. Pages 18-19 AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resource Management, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, advised the owner by letter Dec. 14 to voluntarily remove the wood-frame deck structure and restore all affected areas within 30 days. The DEP warning also asked Hazen to respond within 14 days. attorney for Hazen requested Dec. 27 a 30-day extension, which was granted by the DEP. She said Jan. 26, however, neither the owner nor his attorney had responded to the Dec. 14 letter. According to Hazens attorney, David M. Levin of Icard Merrill of Sarasota, Hazen retained an engineer and surveyor to assist him in determining whether the subject structure is in compliance with state law, and that the consultants work product was not yet ready. The DEP Dec. 14 letter contends the construction of the elevated, post-supported, enclosed, wood-frame deck, with roof viewing deck and alteration of an existing dune system is in possible violation of state statute. In addition, it indicates the construction does not appear to meet the departments design criteria under the state administrative code, and that an after-the-fact permit would likely not be granted. DEP advised any activity contributing to violations of the state law regulating construction and alteration of dune areas should be ceased immediately, and required any native dune vegetation be restored. Following a complaint about the structure this fall, the city of Holmes Beach told Hazen that engineering and a survey would be required before it would consider a letter of no objection. Such a letter would be needed if the owner was to seek a DEP permit for construction seaward of the state coastal construction control line. The citys concerns over the construction relate to stability, safety and ability to withstand hurricane-force winds, according to David Forbes, code enforcement Hazen said he wants to keep the tree hut. Angelinos Lodge includes four vacation rentals and, according to the owners wife, Huong Lynn Tran, the tree hut was built as a private place to read, write, relax and dine. sibilities. But the bridge has used up its life span, Howe said. Its not cost effective to refurbish the bridge for anywhere from $10 million to $20 million to get a few more years use from the structure. And a new bridge will be necessary eight to 12 years in the future, he said. Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, the Island representative to the MPO, agreed a new bridge will be needed. Just like our (Anna Maria Island Bridge), its outlived its time, he said. Howe said the Cortez Bridge has undergone several major renovations, including a 1999 project that closed the bridge for about 45 days. At that time, engineers said the bridge would last only another 20 years, even with repairs, replacement of parts and regular maintenance. Howe said discussion of the PD&E study for the Cortez Bridge is on the MPOs Jan. 23 agenda. Bohnenberger said he also would attend the Public Transportation Task Force Jan. 23 meeting before the MPO meeting. He plans to present a concern by Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy about motorists passing Island trolleys while it is stopped to discharge or pick up passengers. Shaughnessy suggested a safety sign on the back of the trolleys advising motorists that debarking passengers might cross the road without warning. Bohnenberger said hes often seen where people, especially school-age kids, will get off the trolley and run, or walk, across the road without looking, believing Bohnenberger also noted there is no signage on the back of the trolley indicating the service is operated by Manatee County Area Transit, or what number to call to report a problem or emergency. A recommendation for an advisory sign would have to be sent to MCAT for approval, the mayor said. Any caution sign on the trolley would not interfere with the advertising signs already placed on the rear of the trolleys, he said. CORTEZ BRIDGE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 3 MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach meeting, committee/city work session meeting, Holmes Beach meeting. city of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach City Hall. West Manatee Fire Rescue District Feb. 16, 7 p.m., West Manatee Fire Rescue District meeting. Manatee County Of Interest mittee meeting, Manatee County Administrative Center. Holmes Beach City Hall. tage board meeting, Fishermans Hall, 4515 124th St. W., Cortez. operate on a three-month trial basis, with the option to request the extension when the permit expired Jan. 29. the proposed amendments to the citys open-air dining ordinance. The owners of Beach Street Bistro requested the amendments in order to install a wood-burning pizza oven for their outdoor dining area. of the proposed ordinance changes, only two comments were made by the public, both in support of the changes that would relax open-air dining requirements and allow for special exception permits. The Gulf Drive Market at the Gulf at what cost? Bra the markets permit to operate through Mark Young MARKET CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Resort tax put to good useResort tax collection tourism climbs againratory in Tampa, he said. Hall said he expects Littlehale will be arraigned soon on the 19 new charges. At his Jan. 10 arraignment in DeSoto County, Lit tlehale pleaded not guilty on 10 counts of transmission of harmful material to minors by an electronic device, two counts of obscene communication/soliciting a child for any unlawful sexual conduct by computer and one count of electronic transmission of pornography. A sting operation by the DeSoto County Sheriffs I nternet-related crimes, led to the initial charges after a DeSoto County resident reported suspicious activity on her Facebook account, according to law enforcement reports. court appearance before Judge James S. P arker, DeSoto County courthouse, 115 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Hall said Littlehale remains in custody at the DeSoto County jail. LITTLEHALE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1By Rick Catlin Reporter Collection of the Manatee County resort tax often called the bed tax or tourist development tax rose 16.7 percent in December 2011 compared with December 2010, with $413,957 collected this December compared to $357,910 the previous December. The resort tax is the 5 percent charged by Manatee County for all accommodation units in the county rented for six months or less. The tax is included in the guests bill and then paid monthly by the accommodation to the Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton credited much of the continued rise in resort tax collections to new methods employed by the resort tax collections division to collect from people who had not previously paid the tax, as well as the continuing upward climb in tourism. tions division, said tourism increased about 6 percent the collection increase. She also noted a number of new accommodation properties were added to the resort tax collections list in 2011, particularly in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. $7.1 million in resort tax collections, up 7 percent from 10. Division investigators work with the Manatee County P roperty Appraisers O ffice to target hom eowners who claim a homestead exemption, but allow rentals. The division also works with code enforcement and its own database of licensed rental properties. If tourism continues its upward climb in 2012 and the division performs as expected, Michele Schulz, its possible resort tax collections would see another record year, but thats not their goal. We dont set goals. Were just aiming to do the best job possible, to work with people and educate the public about the resort tax, Schulz said. Everyone here was very excited about last years results. It shows were on the right track, she said. Anna Maria reported the largest percentage increase of collections in December 2011 compared to December 2010 with a gain of 175.5 percent. The resort tax col lected in December 2010 was $11,466, but surged to $31,599 for December 2011. Resort tax collections in Bradenton Beach were up 20.7 percent in December 2011, with $37,153 collected compared with the $30,913 taken in during December 2010. Holmes Beach wasnt far behind, increasing collections by 20.2 percent in December 2011 over Decemwhile recording $71,673 in resort tax collections in December 2010. Resort tax collections on Longboat Key in December 2011 were slightly less than the percentage increase December 2011 compared with $54,712 in December 2010, for a 6.9 percent jump. For December 2011, Anna Maria I sland and Longboat Key brought in $213,574 of the $413,917 collected, or 51.6 percent of the total for the month. U nincor porated Manatee County accommodations delivered 20.7 percent from the $151,533 collected in December 2010. Based on total resort tax collections for the 2010provide approximately 62 percent of the yearly resort By Rick Catlin Reporter Manatee County funds its share of I slandwide beach renourishment projects from the 5 percent resort tax collected on all accommodations rented for six months or less. Funding from the resort tax has been put to use project in 1992. The next renourishment project began in 2002. I slandwide beach renourishment is needed about once every 10 years, said Charlie Hunsicker, director of Manatee Countys natural resources department. Without the resort tax, the county would have to Hunsicker said. The 2002 project cost about $12 mil lion, he said. The projects are funded collectively by the resort tax, state resources and through the U .S. Army Corps of E ngineers. The countys share is 20 percent of the total cost, the states share is 30 percent and 50 percent comes from the Corps. The Corps is in charge of the project, which must meet federal standards. An emergency beach renourishment project in 2006 to reclaim sand eroded by a series of storms that had passed near Anna Maria Island was halted near the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach by the Corps before its completion at Coquina Beach. At the time it was halted, the Corps said Goodloe Marine of Apollo Beach, the contractor, had failed to meet renourishment criteria and other contract obligations. O ther renourishment projects have taken place at various locations on the Islands shores, most recently at Coquina Beach and the Longboat Pass Bridge. A full Island beach renourishment project is slated to begin in 2013-14, Hunsicker said. Marine engineers recently toured Anna Maria looking for serious erosion locations, but they found no areas in immediate danger, Hunsicker said. Several years ago, Hunsicker estimated the 2013-14 I slandwide renourishment project would cost about $36 million if all sections of Island shoreline were renour ished, including along Tampa Bay in Anna Maria from the Rod & Reel Pier to about 100 yards north.

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4 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER DORITOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 FEB 12: WINTER CONCERT SERIES MAR 11: 6040 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key | Open 7 days a week, 8 am 5:30 pm What does it mean to you? CASH BACK! For a limited time only, so hurry in to Cannons today.Passionate Boating People since 1955 Cannons.com SA LES SERV ICE RENTALS Grady-White Winter Sales Event Express 330strong ending that is best left to the viewer to experience. Foster started his career with Studio 26 Productions, in Bradenton, when he was 14. He moved to Bradenton Beach when he turned 20 and lived on Anna Maria Island for almost three years before taking his career to Hollywood a few years ago. I worked my way up in the production company, and that led to us taking a couple of trips out west for a couple of different shoots, he said. I decided to roll the dice and move out here to see if I could do bigger and better things. That gamble has paid off with steady work on national ad campaigns, music videos and more. He is a The cast and crew that worked on the Bird of Prey Doritos commercial were already friends and former coworkers when they decided to make the ad. Foster said familiarity made shooting the commercial that much more fun. I was actually hurting after every shoot from laughing so hard, said Foster. It already has paid off with a $20,000 prize as one of If you dont believe Foster, visit www.vote4bop.com and let your funny bone make the decision. Each time you vote, you become eligible to win $10,000 from Doritos. said there still will be some nerves. A select group of judges will determine the winner WMFR to offer free citizen fire trainingBy Kathy Prucnell Reporter now. At its Jan. 19 meeting, the West Manatee Fire & Rescue board of commissioners encouraged people to sign up for its new Citizen Fire Academy. attract people who wish to learn about WMFRs services awareness. The six-session academy, starting Feb. 21, is offered at no-cost to the applicant. Four sessions will be held at the administration building, one session at WMFR Station No. 2 training facility, and one session at the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center. A free T-shirt and certificate will be awarded to attendees upon course completion. training with apparatus and equipment. After a screening process giving priority to in-district citizens, a background check and signing a waiver of ers. Academy attendees will not be expected to perform strenuous activities, but will be given the opportunity thermal imagers, axes and pike poles. Online applications can be obtained at www.wmfr. In other business Jan. 19, commissioners began planning for the expected retirement of 14 district staff members, including WMFR Chief Andy Price, within the next several years. Commissioner Larry Tyler said it doesnt mean they all will actually retire, only that they are eligible. The only certainty is Chief Price and Deputy Chief (Brett) Pollock will be leaving by 2015, he said. Tyler said hes met with Price, and theyve begun looking at who is eligible to retire either by age or service in the near future. The problem is that weve had everyone for such a long time ... that there could be a big turnover, said Tyler. Tyler and Price have been conducting a job analysis on each position, determining duties, who they report to and potential job description changes. Also at the Jan. 19 meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a $5,500 purchase of a Panasonic training board and computer. Price demonstrated how the large screen system connects with the WMFR website and its and connections to WMFR facilities allowing staff to train remotely. Several commissioners remarked that the training board was being offered at a great price, considering the $13,000-$14,000 price tag a few years ago. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at WMFR headquarters, 6417 Third Ave., W., Bradenton. File Photo An actor prepares to table for his shooting the Super Bowl commercial that is among the Super Bowl contest. The top two Photo

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6 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Diana Bogan, diana@islander.org Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Thomas Aposporos II, thomas2@islander.org Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Accounting Services accounting@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Manager Lisa Williams, lisaw@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Alicia Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) FEB. 1, 2012 FEB. 1, 2012 FEB. 1, 2012 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 PLEASE SEE OPINIONS, NEXT PAGE Opinion YourSuggesting solutions This letter addresses my concern about the huge duplexes that builders are constructing in our community. For instance, in 2011 a local builder purchased a small ground-level duplex on 66th Street. He bulldozed it to make way for beach cottages. Each cottage now under construction has six bedrooms, four baths, a twocar garage, pool and 2,600 square feet of living space. So there will be a total of 12 bedrooms, eight baths, two two-car garages, two pools and 5,200 square feet of living space. Cottages? Barns with bedrooms would be more accurate.We were cheated Why would we appoint a part-time Bradenton Beach commissioner who will have to recuse himself on business affairs because hes also the citys webmaster? into that problem and would be able to devote himself full-time to the position. The commissioners, and also the mayor, are elected by the people to do the peoples choice. Petitions were ion, and the mayor again arbitrarily ignored the peoples choice. The mayor nominated and appointed his choice a person already on the city payroll a person will now almost summarily ignored again by the politics of this situation. Final book saleThe last annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library will be held 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, for members of the Friends of the Library. If you are not yet a member, you may join before you enter the book sale. The sale will open to the public Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. We invite everyone to join us for our last sale. On behalf of the Friends of the Island Library, I want to thank all of our patrons who have generously donated the books that we have sold over the years. Through this annual fundraiser we have raised money to provide the extras that enhance our Island Library. Unfortunately we no longer have a place to store the donated books for this sale. There is no space at the library for book storage. The former space for book storage generously donated by Wachovia Bank is no longer available. Therefore, we were forced to rent a storage unit for the books. Needless to say, paying for a storage unit eats into trolled place to store the books available to us at no cost, we will no longer be able to have the event. We also are faced with the fact that many of our volunteers are getting older and should not be lifting heavy cartons of books. Once again I invite everyone to join us this weekend for our last book sale. Thank you for all the years that you have donated books to us and for your patronage of the sale. Different views Surprise. People on Anna Maria Island have varied opinions. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we dont. Sometimes new opinions arise. Some share a historical perspective, always including how long theyve lived on AMI. We call that the Island pecking order. No doubt, theres no lack of opinions here. Take for instance, from recent headlines, folks who work at the sponsor restaurant or vendors of a competitive market in Bradenton Beach disagree with neighbors. The market folks say its un-American to oppose competition, and neighbors say the market threatens their well being, and poses a threat to public safety. trians spilling into Cortez Road, we dont disagree. And what about concerts in Holmes Beach? Some say the city permitting guidelines have a loophole, ers. At the least, the permits have no oversight for how the event funds are distributed, although state liquor little more than a collection jar, maybe this ordinance needs tweaking. How about that Holmes Beach baseball park and the continued use by dog owners? It seems Birdie Tebbetts Field is more appreciated by folks socializing and exercising their dogs, and the city commission, lacking anyone craving to play ball, awaits a revival of baseball on Anna Maria Island. At least better policy and signage And we learned last week the Anna Maria Island Community Center will proceed with plans for a cell by much needed funding and better cell service at the Islands north end, the center seems prepared to take its proposal to the city. Knowing the past controversy over cell towers in Anna Maria, we expected more of a backlash. Maybe its just on hold. And how about that tree house. We think many Islanders would appreciate just such a place to read and while away the hours, perched above the sand with a view of treetops and the aqua waters beyond. No doubt, however, few if any would gain permitting based on the stringent requirements for coastal construction and hurricane force winds. Sometimes the views are good. Other times, its like the late Wyatt Blassingame said, If you unscrew a screwball anywhere in the United States, blindfold him, turn him around twice and turn him loose, hell wind up in Anna Maria.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Jan. 30, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Jan. 22 53 77 0 Jan. 23 57 77 0 Jan. 24 59 78 0 Jan. 25 62 85 0 Jan. 26 63 81 0 Jan. 27 63 73 0.47 Jan. 28 53 71 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 69.424-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. in the parking lot resulted in approximately $40,000 in for patrons of the restaurant that evening. Investigators said the cause was a lighted cigarette left in a waste basket. Petitions to repeal ordinances approved by the Bradenton Beach City Commission to allow construcon Bay Drive South gathered enough signatures from missioners to address petition issues within 90 days voter-initiated repeal of an ordinance in Bradenton Beach since 1990. Anna Maria city commissioners voted 4 to pay for signs on the backs of trolley benches rather than accept Manatee County Area Transit trolley signs at no cost, as Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach had chosen to do. Anna Maria residents deemed the county signs inappropriate to the citys character due to the MCAT cartoon image of a manatee. VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! Gulf of Mexico As always... Free Beer TomorrowLive shrimp at the bait shop!B reakfastunchinnereer/Wine ROTTEN RALPHSon the Historic Bridge Street Pier BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER SERVED ON THE BAY 7 DAYS A WEEK $10 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPECIALS FISH & CHIPS OR PASTA ON THE BAY 7 DAYS A WEEK ON THE BAY 7 DAYS A WEEK Free WiFi VOTED TOP-10 FISH RESTAURANT BY SARASOTA MAGAZINE! Make your Valentines Day plans with us Dinner, dessert, champagne! $19 per person. YOUR OPINION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. 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Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org Its like having a motel on your block. Lets be honest here. These duplexes are being constructed for investors and they will be used as rental properties. When a property has six bedrooms, there could be from four to six cars. Where are they going to park? Think about all the garbage that will be generated by that many people in one week? And there is the problem of noisy pool parties that go on well into the late night hours. These problems already exist in Holmes Beach. So, why then are we still allowing greedy builders to construct such huge rental homes? Its absurd! If our current laws, building codes, etc., allow for this kind of abuse, then it is time to change the laws that no longer support our quality of life here in Holmes Beach. We are blessed to live on beautiful Anna Maria Island. However, with that privilege also comes the responsibility to protect the paradise we love. If we dont do something quickly, one day we will wake up of our neighboring beach communities, over-built, crowded and noisy. We need to place a moratorium on the issuance of building permits for these huge duplexes. Please, write a letter to the mayor and to each city commissioner. Also, please, attend their meetings and voice your concerns. Socializing has an active Facebook community of more than 1,490 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. To join the conversation, use the direct link to our Facebook fan page at www.islander.org. Code enforcement have a lot to do. Yes, I think they should have their own. No, its too much government. Heisse You would never guess there is a code. Walter Frank Not enough government! We need a code enforcement for sure out here. Yes, please hire a special master since code enforcement has not been able to handle all of the calls anyway! FISH meets in Cortez The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage will hold a board meeting at Fishermans Hall at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. Some topics of discussion may be fundraising and grant applications, planning for the upcoming Cortez Preserve, the past mullet season, and ongoing renovations to Fishermans Hall. The meeting hall is at 4515 124th St. W., Cortez.

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And I have to boil this down into plain English, Dye told the estimated 25 people in attendance. Dye said there are only three requirements for a public meeting. A notice must be given in a reasonable amount of time, minutes must be taken and the public has a right to attend, he said. Yet people still find a way to mess it up, he quipped. As with several of Floridas public records and meeting laws, there is an exception, Dye said. If the commission is dealing with litigation, it has the right to meet in private, away from the public, to discuss the legal action. A court reporter is present and when the litigation is settled, the results of any shade meetings are made available to the public. of the same board meet in private. They can still talk, Dye said. They just cant talk about any city business they might have to vote on. Dye said when a member of the public sees two members of the same body together, the assumption is that they are meeting about city business and, therefore, they are violating the Sunshine Law. And, he said, members of different governmental bodies, such as a commissioner and planning and zoning board member, can talk to each other about city business outside a meeting, because they are on different boards and they will not be voting together. Again, there is an exception, said Dye. In the event of an upcoming quasi-judicial hearing, such as a variance or rezone matter, the two members cannot discuss the case. Quasi-judicial decisions must be based on the evidence presented at the hearing, Dye said. send or receive city business information from another The mayor of Anna Maria, who does not vote on the commission, can meet in private with individual commissioners to discuss city business. However, the mayor cannot be a go-between to relay information to another commissioner. More gray has been added to the public records and Sunshine Laws by the Internet and social media, he said. The Internet has made Floridas public records laws even more complicated than previously believed, Dye said. staff that relate to city business are public records, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled. Anna Maria has an e-mail address for all elected and from those addresses. Dye noted that even personal messages on a city computer are considered public record. His advice and that of the Florida attorney general is not to use the citys computers or e-mail addresses when engaging in private discussions on the Internet. Dye also said to avoid using social media outlets, such as Facebook or Twitter, to discuss city business. Again, there is an exception to e-mail. A one-way message, which states, Do not reply, can be used as long as it only goes one way and no reply is sent. If a commissioner replies to a one-way e-mail, the e-mail then becomes dialogue and, therefore, a meeting. Thats a violation of the Sunshine Law because the dialogue, or meeting, was not noticed to the public. Dye also surprised some people, saying the public does not have the right to speak at a publicly noticed meeting, only at a quasi-judicial hearing. However, Anna Marias policy is to allow public comment on anything discussed at a commission meetings, and any issue relating to city business. The Florida Legislature is considering requiring governmental bodies to allow public comment, he said. Dye said the annual seminar is the result of a 1999 lawsuit brought by against the city for failure to release public documents. As part of the settlement, the circuit court ruled the city must conduct a seminar on Floridas Sunshine Laws cials after every election. HB baseball-dog park, rental issues continue The Holmes Beach city commission work session agenda for Jan. 31 included continued discussion on the as outdoor dining. The work session was to follow the close of the 7 p.m. commission meeting. At their Jan. 17 work session, commissioners heard dog owners requests for sign changes at Birdie Tebbetts Field, and discussed a possible change in the fields use. Dog owners estimate an average of between 30 and 50 people use the park to exercise their dogs daily and, they noted, more will come as visitor season peaks. two years ago. Multi-unit and duplex construction issues, which have plagued city residents with a host of noise, parking and trash problems, also were to be revisited at the Jan. 31 session. At the previous meeting, Commission Chair rental problems, and assigned commission members to lead each group. groups had not met. They are awaiting instructions from city attorney Patricia Petruff on meeting protocol. New to the work session agenda Jan. 31 was the topic of outdoor dining. Commissioner Pat Morton said at the Jan. 17 meeting that he had counted more than 20 outdoor dining seats at the Martini Bistro-Fins Bar, 5337 Gulf Drive. This should not be allowed, he said. In the past, restaurants were limited to eight outdoor seats without submitting for a site-plan review.

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A Florida Department of Transportation ban remains in effect for over-size vehicles on the Longboat Pass restriction to last until April. The contractor had to reduce the width of the travel lanes from 12 feet to 10 feet, resulting in the restriction, the DOT said in a press release. Most of the work is done at night and any lane clowill be no lane closures from 6 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday. However, the DOT advised that the contractor would be conducting both day and night work until Feb. 2. Motorists are advised to use caution and obey the speed limit, which has been reduced to 35 mph for the duration of construction. The draw is available to boaters on demand and pedestrians can use the sidewalk on the east side of the bridge to walk between Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach. May, according to the DOT release.Bradenton Beach homeowner wins variance hearingBy Mark Young Reporter Variance requests to city ordinances are not uncommon, but getting to the point at a quasi-judicial hearing before a special master is rare in Bradenton Beach. At a Jan. 17 hearing at Bradenton Beach city hall chambers, 107 Gulf Drive, William Wisneski, owner of a duplex at 2516 Ave. B, won his appeal to extend a ments outlined in the citys land development codes. Special Master Harold Youmans presided over the sented Bradenton Beach in the dispute. Gilbert said his responsibility is clear in the matter. City staff have a sworn obligation to defend city codes vigorously, said Gilbert. Gilbert said to get a variance application accepted, especially on a pre-existing structure, is not an easy process. To be allowed a variance essentially to bypass land development codes, requires the applicant to prove that his or her current situation represents a hardship. Equally important to a variance application is that any change made does not create a hardship. Wisneski argued that he purchased the home with the nonconforming deck in March 2010. Ive tried to conform to every city ordinance at the time I was aware of it, said Wisneski. Both sides agreed that the deck in question was in bad shape and in need of repairs. Wisneski wanted a 7-foot-wide deck to replace the 5-foot-wide deck. City inspections determined the existing deck should have been a 4-foot-wide deck. feet he wanted, but also to maintain the existing deck size. To be considered, Wisneski had to convince Youmans his request met the strict requirements for a variance application. This is not an unusual type of case, as far as Florida law is concerned, but it is unusual for this community, said Youmans. I have had thousands of these hearings and have witnessed changes in Florida laws over the last 30 years of doing this. Youmans explained that an applicant must meet Bradenton Beachs eight-point ordinance criteria. Its not enough to get the majority of those eight, said Youmans. You must meet, according to ordinance and law, each and every one of the eight. Failing one, the application will fail. point criteria, which includes both basic and complicated issues. At the heart of Youmans ruling was that the extension of the deck was needed to accommodate safety issues. To allow for additional, wider and more assured exits from the dwelling units during hazardous environvariance, Youmans said in his ruling. Thats up for interpretation, according to Gilbert, who disagreed with the decision. Part of Wisneskis argument was wheelchair access to the deck, but that is not required in a home, Gilbert said. From the conservative standpoint, wheelchair access is voluntary anyway, he said. You are not forced to do it. Gilbert said, the minimum relief would be a replacement of the same footprint. Gilbert said barrier island cities on the west coast of Florida are under the strictest regulatory codes in the state. Gilbert said he didnt blame Wisneski. He cant be there all the time, said Gilbert. The deck was certainly in bad shape, and he didnt know what he wanted to do until the scope of the damage was determined. It became a lot more than he expected and thats when the contractor also determined the stairs had to be brought up to code. Gilbert said part of the blame probably lies with approval plans we give back to them. Gilbert said having a proper survey done before building or buying a new home can save people from facing these issues. When we got the drawings, it looked like the new deck would be back from the 10-foot setback line, he said. The original survey didnt show that. Before you close on a house, have a survey done and make them show you all the setbacks. Gilbert said the survey would ensure you dont end up in a battle with the city or your neighbors. Do I have a fence sitting on a neighbors property line? I need to know that, he said. Its amazing how many people dont get that survey. A special masters decision can be appealed through the courts. Gilbert said, however, it would not be cost effective to the taxpayers to take that route. I disagree with the ruling, said Gilbert. There are times when its important to spend the money to protect regulations, but this isnt one of them. Variances do not set precedents. This was unique to his situation and if there is a next one, it will also be unique.

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12 FEB. 1, 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) Community notices, events welcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information. WINE FLIGHTSTrolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 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 GIFTS CANDLE S LOCALLY MADE TREASURES 941-807-2322 We are now harvesting gladiolus!Manatee Farms & Garden CenterVisit the farm for all your plant needs.Located at Sunny Shores off Cortez RoadClasses open in jewelry craft at the center The Anna Maria Island Community Center is offering a new class in beaded jewelry craft. The class will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, and space is limited to seven participants. The fee is $60, plus a $10 supply fee. For more information or to register, call Sandee The center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Celebrate Australia Day at courtyard party Anna Maria Island Concierge Services and Anna Maria Island Sarong Company are co-hosting an AusRoser Memorial Community Food Pantry and Moonracer Animal Rescue Friday, Feb. 3. Food and refreshments will be provided to guests in exchange for donations of non-perishable food, including Entertainment will be provided by Joe B. For more information, call 941-527-1254.Free childcare offered to V-day sweethearts CrossPointe Fellowship is offering free childcare celebrate Valentines Day without the kids. Space is limited. Parents interested should register Rockefeller offers colored-pencil demo Roger Rockefeller will demonstrate colored pencil art techniques 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 4, at Island The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 6649.Jazz Fest to bene t AMI orchestra The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra is hosting its seventh annual Jazz Fest 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the pavilion at the Sandbar Restaurant. The entertainment will be by the Gulf Drive Band, saxophone and vocals. Music selections will span seven decades. Local musician Koko Ray Hansen will make a special guest appearance at the event. The Sandbar is at 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Palmetto gallery features photographer Page The Palmetto Art Center will host sixth-generation Floridian, Manatee County native Gene Page IV for a symposium that chronicles his career as an artist and photojournalist. Page will discuss his interest in underwater photography and his work on movie sets with Hollywood actors. Pages maternal grandparents, Al and Gwen Robson, moved to Anna Maria during World War II. His grandfather, an artist and maritime historian, helped develop the photographers interests in water, history and travel. The symposium is 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. 2109.Wisconsin natives gather for potluck, polka Folks from Wisconsin in Florida will gather for the Beach. 400 people. Participants should bring a potluck meal for approximately eight adults and ones own table setting. Electrical outlets will be provided for crockpot use. Baked beans, coffee and hot water will be provided. The event also includes polka music and dancing, Admission is $5 per person. Fore more information call Robert Schendel at 941Garden club seeks gift recipients The Anna Maria Garden Club makes donations each year to organizations that exemplify the clubs purpose to stimulate a love of gardening, protection, and encourage conservation. This year the club is asking for groups interested in receiving a donation to submit the groups name, purpose, description of how the project funds would be used and contact information. Any person studying horticulture may also send in a letter of interest and explain how he or she would use a donation. Club, P.O. Box 2046, Anna Maria, FL. 34216. All letters must be received by Feb. 24. Donations will be distributed in April.Guild honors student work lery West.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 13 Island happenings Join our Family of Furry Friends!Call now for an appointment: JOIN OUR FAMILY OF FURRY FRIENDS IN 2012GROOMING G WALK-INS WELCOME 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Accepting Major Credit & ATM Cards 14-karat white gold Circle of Love Necklace $469 regular $586 Ladies & Gents Citizen Watches & Estate Jewelry 40% off white gold white gold Circle of Love Circle of Love St. Valentines Special ANNA MARIA ISLAND S arong c ompany arong arong ompany Promise event celebrates Valentines Day and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe will host a Valentines Day celebration Islander Promise Day for couples to share vows. Couples are invited to marry, commit or recommit in the mass ceremony set to take place 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. requires a pre-approved county marriage license, costs $25. The reception, following the promises on the beach, will include a champagne toast and wedding cake. Registration for the event begins at 5 p.m. at the cafe. Pre-registration and requests for information can be made by e-mail to promises@islander.org. For more information, call Snowbird sings for cafe audiences The Village Cafe at Rosedale is launching a Tuesday evening jazz club, featuring music by winter resident Diane Linscott and various musicians. 21. Advanced tickets are $10, or $12 the evening of the show. The cafe is at 503 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. Dramatic performance StohlerSouthwick-Brown wedding Final Friends book sale Feb. 4 The annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A Friends members-only sale will be held 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. If not yet a member, attendees may join the Friends group before entering the sale room. Book sale chairperson Joan Pettigrew this week sale. Pettigrew said the Friends no longer have a place to store the donated books prior to the sale. There is no space at the library for book sale storage. She also said many of the book sale volunteers are getting older, which presents problems with loading and moving boxes of books. To offer storage or for more information, call Pet

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14 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDERWednesday, Feb. 1 9 a.m. Plein air painters group of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island meet at the Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. Einstein Circle discussion on Income Disparity in the U.S. at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Friday, Feb. 3 3-5 p.m. Book sale at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 5-8:30 p.m. Australia Day courtyard party at AMI Concierge Services and AMI Sarong Co., 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-527-1254. Please donate a non-perishable food item pet food included. Saturday, Feb. 4 10 a.m.-noon Roger Rockefeller demonstrates colored pencil drawing at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Monday, Feb. 6 1-3 p.m. Nancy Ambrose, president of the Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players, will speak to the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. Tuesday, Feb. 7 7:30-9:30 p.m. Diane Linscott and Company jazz performance at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890. Fee applies. Wednesday, Feb 8 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Annual Wisconsin Day potluck at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-746-2018. Fee applies. 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. Einstein Circle discussion on Television: How Can it be Improved? at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Ongoing: Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853. ings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Beach. Information: 941-778-4400. Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. shoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Street Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. munity Center, 103 23 St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941778-1915. various 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: 215906-0668. Off-Island Saturday, Feb. 4 8 a.m.-noon Open house and bird walk at Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Info: 941-729-2222. 9 a.m. Wagon tour through Robinson Preserve, 1709 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. Fee applies. 7-9 p.m. Photography symposium with Gene Page IV at the Palmetto Art Center, 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-518-2109. Sunday, Feb. 5 8 a.m. Manatee County Audubon-led trip through Robinson Preserve meets at 1709 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-758-9796. Fee applies. Tuesday, Feb. 7 9:30 a.m.-noon Manatee Genealogical Society meeting with guest speaker Sharon Tate Moody at Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-5156. 7:30 p.m. Hot Jazz for Cool Nights at the Longboat Coming Up: Anna Maria Island Community Center. Save the Date: Public Beach. Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org. CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Dejon Construction Inc. 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16 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER The City Pier Restaurant Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 779-1667 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG VISIT ORS MAY BE LOOKING FOR Y OU !Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the years best community newspaper! More than 18 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 12 We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REAL ES TATE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm The Super Place for super bowl Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.comSUPER BOWL PA RTY Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRATING 28 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Service Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND VACATION RENTALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF YOU MENTION THIS AD!www.beachbumsAMI.com Electric Bikes A2 Serving Lunch & Dinner Tues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRIDA Y, SA TURDAY & SUNDAY! www Caribbean Bar & Grill SUPER BOWL PA RT Y 6-? Sunday, Feb. 5 Beer Buckets: 5 domestic bottles $10 House Wine & Sangria $4 RESERVE A TABLE NOW Wed. Larry Stokes 6-9 Fri. & Sat. Doug Bidwell 7-10 11:30-6 ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONLY The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 17 The City Pier Restaurant Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 779-1667 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG VISIT ORS MAY BE LOOKING FOR Y OU !Dont miss out on your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the recognition of the Florida Press Association as the years best community newspaper! More than 18 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 12 We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REAL ES TATE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm The Super Place for super bowl Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.comSUPER BOWL PA RTY Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRATING 28 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Service Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND VACATION RENTALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF YOU MENTION THIS AD!www.beachbumsAMI.com Electric Bikes A2 Serving Lunch & Dinner Tues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRIDA Y, SA TURDAY & SUNDAY! www Caribbean Bar & Grill SUPER BOWL PA RT Y 6-? Sunday, Feb. 5 Beer Buckets: 5 domestic bottles $10 House Wine & Sangria $4 RESERVE A TABLE NOW Wed. Larry Stokes 6-9 Fri. & Sat. Doug Bidwell 7-10 11:30-6 ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONLY The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4

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18 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER 10519 Cortez Road W. reandstonepizza.com $ 10 LARGE PIZZA 3-TOPPINGS For all your vacation and real estate needs, call 941-778-8104. 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. 941-778-8104toll free 877-778-0099 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPPL Y WE REP AIR PUMPS AND MOTORS NOW AT TWO LOCA TIONS TO SERVE YOU!Original Location: 8700 Cortez Rd. 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The Super Place for super bowl Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.comSUPER BOWL PARTY CRA good news, new 2012 project discussedHB sex offender disappears A convicted sex offender who had lived in the 600 block of Dundee Lane on Key Royale, Holmes Beach, residence, but has failed to inform Florida law enforcement of his new address. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement website said the man, convicted in Pennsylvania in 1999 of lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor, has absconded from his Holmes Beach residence and his whereabouts are unknown. He had resided at the Dundee Lane address since August 2006, the website said. By law, any person convicted of a sexual offense By Mark Young Reporter As the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency looked forward to new improvement projects, denton Beach City Hall. Bradenton Beach City Clerk Nora Idso informed the CRA that the city is 10 months ahead of schedule to pay off the $2.2 million loan incurred following Hurricane Francis, which damaged the Historic Bridge Street Pier. I have a bit of good news concerning the CRA, said Idso. This month, the pier loan is going to be paid off. The city began renovating the damaged pilings on the pier in 2006 after securing funding. The pier did not qualify for disaster relief funding, according to Bradenton Beach Police Lt. Jack Cosby. Any structure that extends into open water doesnt qualify, he said. Idso said the city has been paying on the principal of the loan, allowing the city to complete its loan obligations by the end of the January. Idso made the announcement after informing the CRA that the parking lot project behind the Bradenton Idso said the parking lot project, designed to alleviate illegal parking in the area, was closed out for a total cost of $56,516. The city approved $55,000 for the project, but had agreed to contribute $2,000 to move an existing cottage to the grounds of the Cortez Preserve. Idso said that by including those funds, the total project was completed not being used, said Cosby. But its being used now. I went out there this weekend and it was at full capacity. Its taking the illegal parking off of the side streets, so its worked out well. Cosby said now that the parking lot project had been completed, and the holidays are over, the CRA could bring more focus on the parking lot and sand dune project on Gulf Drive, across from city hall. The project is expected to add additional parking in the area, while providing more than 4 feet of dunes to protect city hall from potential storm surge. We should always be thinking about public safety. Its not if well have a hurricane, its when well have a The city is in negotiations with the corporation that owns the BeachHouse Restaurant, which owns a portion of the subject property adjoining city-owned property. Cosby said the city is still waiting to hear back from the restaurant owner in regards to protecting the sand dunes, as well as the parking area on the beach. Hopefully we can get working on that now that the holidays are over, said Cosby. Commissioner Ed Straight asked if any permits had been applied for yet, but Cosby said the project is still at the cooperation agreement stage between the restaurant owner and the city. Drawings for the project have been done, but they also are initial drawings. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set limits on the erosion control line, so (the proposed dunes) have been moved back some 40 feet, said Gilbert. Commissioner Gay Breuler asked if the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch group had any concerns about the dune project. Cosby replied that if anything, the dunes would provide better protection to nesting turtles. The dunes would provide better protection and they would block the lights coming from the road, he said. The stretch of land across from city hall allows a view to the Gulf of Mexico while driving along Gulf Drive, and the proposed dunes will block that view. Cosby said that wouldnt be a bad thing. People driving should be watching the road and not looking at the water, he said.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 19 The Islander will pay $100 to the person with the correct or closest game-winning score for the Feb. 5 Super Bowl. All entries must be handwritten (original) on the published form or copy of the form. Entry must include name, address and phone number. Only one entry per person. All entries must be postmarked or hand delivered to the newspaper of ce by noon Feb. 4. In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn from tying entries. The decision of The Islander football judge is nal. Mail or deliver to The Islander 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach FL 34217. INFO: 941-778-7978 Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker 941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www.annamariareal.comA n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island! Capt.Gre g Burke941.592.8373 Let me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PARADISE. SALES AND VACATION RENTALS PUB & GRUB NFL Football on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wings and ot her Great Game Food and Dr ink s! P U B & & G G R R U U B B B We re t he tops!Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton941-580-9236 The Island Experts Since 1972 5347 Gulf Drive #4 Holmes Beach Business Center 77 8-9622 778-9622 BEST VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR! BEST VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR! Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days Awesome Sunrise & Sunset Views, Best Value on the Historic Bridge Street Pier 941-778-1604 Name__________________________________________________ Address/City_____________________________________________ Phone________________________________________________ Anna Maria reconsiders lot-coverage ordinanceBy Rick Catlin Reporter There is no market for a one-story over parking house in Anna Maria, John Cagnina told commissioners at their Jan. 26 meeting. Cagnina was responding to discussion of a proposed land-development ordinance intended to encourage new two-story homes built to a maximum height of 27 feet by allowing them 35 percent lot coverage. A threestory home two-stories of living space over parking would be limited to 30 percent lot coverage and 37-foot height. The new coverage amounts were recommended by the planning and zoning board to help the city retain small family homes with more porches and open space. Cagnina, however, said nobody wants to build a twostory home, particularly on a 5,000-square-foot lot. Even with 35 percent lot coverage, the home would only be 1,750 square feet at most, he said. The average new single-family house built in the city in recent years has had more than 2,000 square feet of space. People have convinced the commission that small houses are better, Cagnina said. At whose expense? he asked. impacted by the ordinance because no one wants to build If the city wants to encourage smaller homes, it should increase the lot coverage to 40 percent, perhaps higher, for the small lots, suggested developer Mike Coleman. He said lots larger than 5,000 square feet should be limited to 35 percent lot coverage. Real estate agent Marie Franklin said there is a market for the smaller homes in Anna Maria, but its very small, and its for beach-area cottages that people want as a vacation home. They always ask me whats going to happen to the smaller homes if they buy, she said. Also proposed in the ordinance, any new or rebuilt one-story home would have to meet new stormwater retention and drainage guidelines to prevent impacts to these requirements are needed for compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations. If someone is building a one-story home and has to put in a retention pond or swale, Franklin said, theres not going to be a demand for such houses. After some discussion, commissioners agreed to remove the section about lot coverage and building height from the ordinance and return it to the P&Z board for more discussion, and possibly a new recommendation. Theres a point here about not harming other property owners with small-size lots, Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick said. Commissioner Dale Woodland agreed. Even though people may not like box homes on a smaller lot, too bad, he said. The city has to stop telling people what to build because other people dont like how it looks, Woodland said. How far are we going to go with regulation? he asked. Commissioners unanimously approved other sections of the ordinance intended to clear up ambiguous language in the land-development regulations. Other changes include having all pool equipment within the setback, and a unity of title requirement for two or more adjacent lots owned by the same person. The unity of title prevents someone with two adjoining lots from using the size of the entire parcel to build a house on one of the lots, and then selling the empty lot to another party as a buildable lot. Commission Chair Chuck Webb said he hoped the must report his or her residency address to local and state law enforcement immediately upon moving to a new location. Failure to report a new residence is a crime punishable by up to three years in prison, the FDLE website reported. With the mans departure, only one convicted sex offender lives in Holmes Beach in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive. One convicted sex offender was reported living in Cortez by the FDLE. The man, who resides in the 4200 block of 129th Street, was convicted in 1993 in Manatee County of sexual battery by an adult on a child under the age of 12 and of lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor under the age of 16. Information on sex offenders listed with the FDLE SEX OFFENDER

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20 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Whats the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.comSunday 9 & 11 AM ~ Traditional Worship 10 AM Adult Sunday School 9 AM Children and Youth Church SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational, traditional churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Pastor Rosemary W. Backer 10:30 Sunday Church School Fellowship follows 10:30 Sunday service Traditional Worship Celebrate with us! Saturday 5 pm Song Service Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Its almost as good as a letter from home! Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgSINCE 1992 Just visiting paradise? Caudill named top wedding DJ WeddingWire, a national online marketplace for wedding planning and information, has named Chuck Caudill Entertainment of Holmes Beach to receive its Brides Choice 2012 award for best wedding disc jockey. WeddingWire said in a press release that, unlike many wedding industry awards that are selected by the vendors, Caudill was honored because of the number of outstanding reviews he received from newlyweds. WeddingWire began the Brides Choice awards four years ago and honors the top wedding vendors in various wedding locations in 20 categories. Chuck Caudill Entertainment has won a Brides Choice DJ award the past three years, the release said. Caudills work is related to Island Photography Inc.; which is wife Dara Caudills business. Welch heads new Holmes Beach business group Members of the newly organized Holmes Beach Merchants Association met recently and elected Amy Welch, owner of Acqua Aveda Salon, 5311 Marina Drive, as the association president. The association already has arranged to plant some donated trees in the area of Marina and Gulf drives as projects to improve downtown Holmes Beach. The association is open to all Holmes Beach businesses, not just those in or near the Marina Drive-Gulf Drive intersection, Welch said. The next meeting of the association will be at noon Drive. For more information on the merchants association, Chamber to host events The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will Island chefs honoredTaste Dining & Travel magazine recently hosted its second annual chefs competition in the Tuscany dining room at Freedom Village, Bradenton, to determine who had the best entree. Guests were served small-plate entrees prepared by the chefs, who worked feverishly in the kitchen, along with appetizers and dessert from Freedom Village. Guests, Rich in real estateRebecca Rich recently several years ago Wedding singer of Holmes Beach has to receive a Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the event is $15 per person and members are encouraged to bring a guest. The menu is chicken marsala, shrimp Caesar salad and lobster bisque, and reservations are required. will hold its Sunrise Breakfast at The Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. encouraged to bring guests. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation for Members of the Syracuse University womens tennis the event, ranked the food in the competition. Island chefs in the friendly competition were chefowner Christopher Dale, The Feast, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and chef Ian Fairweather, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Dales entry was braised barbecue pork ribs, while Fairweather entered both shrimp with grits and bacon and pork au jus. Taste magazine publisher Neal Finelli announced the winner of the contest, Chef Eric Babb of Freedom Village. The event was a fundraiser for the Womens Resource Center of Manatee. Syracuse tennis works out at Island Fitness

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 21 GRILL & SEAFOOD1920s cottage lovingly restored & turned into a quaint restaurant featuring the freshest local seafood & hearty fare. Intimate beer & wine bar with nautical ship lamps. Outdoor courtyard, The Trap Yard, featuring live music Friday & Saturday nights. Featuring: Stone Crab Mac & Cheese Apalachicola Oysters, Shrimp & Grits Cortez Chowder, Short Ribs, Stone Crab Taters AND MORE! Open MondaySaturday 5-10 pm 121 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach(941) 896-9737 www.bluemarlinami.com 3007 Gulf Drive Holmes BeachLunch and Dinner Take-out, To o WINNER OF TRAVELOCITY TO P INSIDER SPOT IN USA FOR 2007THE BEST RIBS VEGET ARIAN DISHES INDIAN SPECIAL TIESOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK941.778.6614 www.MikeSalesSings.com call for availability: 941.448.5798 www.MikeSalesSings.com www.MikeSalesSings.com call for availability: 941.448.5798 call for availability: 941.448.5798 Anna Maria Island Independent Recording ArtistOf cial balladeer of Bradenton Beach AMI Chamber Small Business of the Year TUESDAY @ Feeling Swell 7-10, AM FRIDAY @ AMI Beach Cafe 5:30-10, featuring Drum Circle @ 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, HB. Paradise has a soundtrack come hear it LIVE! 5 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! 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. AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE presents Make plans now for Valentines Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at AMI Beach Cafe, Manatee Public BeachNuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception with wedding cake, entertainment, prize packages. Register 5-5:30 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. $10. Registration/Information: The Islander, promiseday@islander.org ObituariesJohn Elton Ecklund John Elton Ecklund of Anna Maria died Jan. 20. He was born June 5, 1949, in Flint, Mich. He graduated from Flint N orthern High School in 1967 and Michigan State U niversity School of N atural Resources in 1973. He retired from his career with the Michigan Department of E nvironmental Quality as a water quality specialist. He spent countless hours testing the quality of Michigans waters. He grew up playing ball in his Flint neighborhood and spent many ing, and swimming. He was known to colleagues as Moose. He coached softball and enjoyed attending at art and music festivals. John spent time on Anna Maria beaches searching for the perfect shell, or lost in a good book. A celebration of life on Anna Maria I sland will be Avenue. A service was planned Feb. 1 in Williamston, Mich. Memorial donations may be made to Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second Street N ., Bradenton Beach FL 34217. O nline condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com. Mr. E cklund is survived by son Karl and wife Rachel; daughter Shannon Mc G uire; brothers Tom and wife Diane and Jim and wife Karen; nephews and niece David, Dean, P eter, Joseph, Mitchell, Charlie, Kelly, I an, Connor, Cary, Sean and Leah; and great niece Claire. New Walgreens now open Beach is now open. The store is larger than the former Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson sfur 2bed/1bath G ulffront home built in 1969 on a to Hiller Cypress LLC for $2,200,000; list $2,490,000. sfur 4bed/3bath canalfront home built in 1957 on a 140x225 lot was sold 01/05/12, E llsworth to ME K P roperties LLC for $650,000. 414 72nd St., Unit A, Harbour Mist, Holmes Beach, built in 2007 was sold 01/09/12, SBC Reo LLC to Gail L Janezewski LLC for $450,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd., U nit 67, N orth Beach Village, condo with shared pool built in 1991 was sold 01/06/12, Purcell to Elwell for $335,000; list $365,000. 4001 G ulf Drive, U nit 111, Beach Townhouses, Lavelle to Smith for $215,000. Hot spots off the beach 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Anna Maria I sland Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave. Gulf Drive. Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach. N. Drive (ask at the shop for the password). 5313 Gulf Drive. Drive.

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22 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Monday, Feb. 6 Breakfast: Pizza, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Breaded Beef Patty Sandwich, Fries, Broccoli Dippers, Pineapple Tidbits. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Corn Dog, Macaroni and Cheese, Breadstick, Green Beans, Salad, Sliced Peaches. Wednesday, Feb. 8 Breakfast: Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Mixed Vegetables, Baby Carrot Dippers, Fruit Cup. Thursday, Feb. 9 Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Turkey Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Roll, Cucumber Coins, Strawberries and Banana Cup. Friday, Feb. 10 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Riblet Sandwich, Baked Beans, Corn Cobette, Mandarin Oranges, Frozen Fruit Slushie. Juice and milk are served with every meal. ISLAND TI ME BAR AND GRI LL AL FRESCO drinks & dining everyday from 11:30. L ive entertainment: F eb 1-5NE W S idewalk C af S eating NO W OPENL unch, Dinner & L ibations served from 11:307 Days a WeekDownstairs at the Bridge S treet Bistro on the roundabout! www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com F eb. 3 R uss A dams 7-10 R uss A dams 7-10 Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (BAR ONLY) Monday-Friday OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11:30-9:30 Monday-Friday Monday-Friday Free Appetizer with purchase of Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees (With this ad, excluding sandwiches, salads, all-u-can-eat specials and lighter fare menu.) NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS. EXPIRES FEB. 8, 2012 Super Bowl Party $2 Draft Bud & MichLight $3 House Wine & Mixed Drinks $4 Premium Drinks Regular Menu and Appetizer Specials AME welcomes Chinese New Year practice using chopsticks in ten class at AME Anna Maria Elementary School principal Dave Mar Healthy heart jumpAnna Maria Elementary gess of Tina class bal ances multiple the American Heart Asso Eric Boso put on the event to awareness of exercise. tesy Sharon Burgress

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 23 111 Gulf DriveBradenton Beach at the Bridge Street Roundabout Centrally located just minutes from Longboat Key and Bradenton via Manatee Avenue. By boat, ICW Marker 49 Trolley Stop 43. Plenty of parking in rear of BridgeWalk resort941-782-1122www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com BRIDGE STREET BISTRO Overlooking the Beach & Gulf Four-Star Food Moderately Priced Serving Dinner Nightly Banquet Facilities with a Great ViewNow Open 7 Days a Week Island Time Bar & Grill @ Bridge Street Bistro NEW Sidewalk Seating for Lunch and Dinner 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY VISIT OUR WEBSITE! www.TheFeastRestaurant.com The Feast Restaurant Across 1 Colo. ___, Colo. 4 1040 preparer, for short 7 Heartbeat 13 Plied with spirits 18 Shakespeare 20 National Forensic League skill 22 Rare violin 23 Royal house until the early 20th century 24 Bad occupation for Sleepy? 26 One 27 Head of ancient Sparta? 28 Hardest to ship, say 29 Bad occupation for Happy? 31 Bit of wear for a fop 32 Hero who debuted in Weird Tales magazine in 1932 33 M.A. hopefuls ordeal 34 Like Oscar Wildes humor 37 Ruler in a robe 41 Touch while running 42 Home of two M.L.B. teams 44 Villains in 1939s Stagecoach 48 Last ___ 50 Ones running away with the game? 54 Mrs. Robinsons daughter 55 Having hands, maybe 57 Bad occupation for Sneezy? 59 More than a quarter of the earths crust, by mass 61 Longtime Yankee nickname 62 Spot for a flame 63 Bad occupation for Grumpy? 69 2000 musical with the song Fortune Favors the Brave 70 Diplomatic, say 71 Some juices 73 Bad occupation for Dopey? 79 Grippers 80 Spanish dish 81 Classic figure in a top hat 83 It needs to be fed frequently 84 Best in the market 86 Last word of Finnegans Wake 87 ___ Canals 89 Gives a darn? 90 Bridge makers deg. 91 Biblical mount 93 Singer John 95 Common tattoo spot 98 Bad occupation for Doc? 105 Hippocampus hippocampus, e.g. 108 Mishmashes 109 Employee of the month award, say 110 Bad occupation for Bashful? 112 Waldorf salad ingredients 113 Sports anchor Rich 114 Attacked ground units, in a way 115 Honchos 116 Lands in a puddle, maybe 117 Accent 118 ___-Magnon 119 ___-la-la Down 1 Kerri ___, U.S. gymnastics star at the 1996 Olympics 2 45 player 3 Pay up 4 Cave ___ 5 One going to market 6 Daily or weekly: Abbr. 7 Friends role 8 (0,0), on a graph 9 Eruption sight 10 ___ Frome 11 Apicky person may pick one 12 Trailer attachment 13 Bananas 14 Somebody shot me! 15 Questionnaire blank 16 Airport postings, for short 17 Force 19 Subject of dozens of Degas paintings 21 Vertigo symptom 25 Group with the 1995 #1 hit Waterfalls 27 Honor like a troubadour 30 Bar that shrinks 33 Miss 34 Like four U.S. presidents 35 Mathematician Descartes 36 River to the North Sea 37 Chapters in history 38 Half note 39 Novelist Calvino 40 Like lanterns at the start of evening 42 Log 43 Big bother 45 Degree of interest? 46 Voil! 47 Fire 49 Convivial 51 Jai ___ 52 Funeral song in Scotland 53 Cuts 56 Become a YouTube sensation 58 Finally edible 60 Zip 64 Duo with the 2003 hit All the Things She Said 65 Levis alternative 66 Actors MacLachlan and Chandler 67 Serve up some ham? 68 Extend, in a way 72 Georgia and Moldova, once: Abbr. 73 Like two peas in ___ 74 Hail 75 Is allowed (to) 76 Overhead transports 77 Tolkiens tree creatures 78 Some Jamaicans 82 Switched-On Bach instrument 85 Snares 88 Not a great hand for raising 92 Surgical inserts 93 Aristocracies 94 Big name in insurance 95 [Give me the worm! Give me the worm!] 96 Hallmark of the Philadelphia sound 97 Sounds of hesitation 98 Relating to the palm of the hand 99 Apple software bundle that includes GarageBand 100 Volunteers cry 101 Shoot! 102 Disgruntled workers parting cry 103 External 104 The Gondoliers bride 105 Ballet bit 106 Malevolent 107 Lhasa ___ 111 Either plagiarism or revolution, per Paul Gauguin 112 Fightersorg. No. 0122RELEASE DATE: 1/29/2012 SNOWWHITES EMPLOYMENTAGENCYBy Adam Fromm / 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. 123456789101112 1314151617 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 343536 3738394041 4243 44454647 48 49505152 5354 55 5657 58 59 6061 62 63 64 65 666768 69 70 71 72 73747576 77 7879 80 81 8283 84 8586 878889 90 9192 9394 959697 9899 100101102103104 105106107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 29. Visit www.islander.org to buy a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier.

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24 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Prices start at just $15/hour pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Captain Don MeilnerHave fun c rs!Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O For this weeks AMICC scores and schedules, visit sports online at www. islander.org. AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW MoonFeb. 1 5:51p 1.8 1:19 0.1 Feb. 2 6:57p 1.9 2:26 -0.3 Feb. 3 8:00p 1.9 3:20 -0.4 Feb. 4 11:51 1.1 8:56 2.0 4:05 -0.5 2:24 1.0 Feb. 5 12:04p 1.1 9:46 2.1 4:43 -0.6 3:22 0.9 Feb. 6 12:17p 1.2 10:32 2.1 5:17 -0.6 4:11 0.8 Feb. 7 12:30p 1.2 11:17 2.1 5:49 -0.6 4:59 0.6 Full Feb. 8 12:46p 1.3 6:19 -0.5 5:47 0.4 Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Kathleen DSailing CatamaranEgmont Key Shelling & Snorkeling Sails Sunset Sails / Day Sails / Private Charters Special Events, Sailing from Twin Dolphins Marina Sailing Mondays from Mar Vista on Longboat Key 941-870-4349 kathleend.netBy Kevin Cassidy Reporter at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. At this point between Beach Bistro Vikings and Waterfront Restaurant Raiders, though the Vikings did recently blank the Raiders. The 10-12 division looks like its going be a threeCardinals and Ross Built Broncos. Galati Yacht Sales Texans and Jessies Island Store Steelers are tied atop the 13-16 division, although the Greens Jets get themselves back into the race by edging Gettel Toyota Texans 14-12 Jan. 27 to even its record at 2-2. This puts the Jets a game behind Beach Bistro Vikings and Waterfront Raiders, which are currently tied with 3-1 records. Devin Calderon had a big game for the Jets, scoring a pair of touchdowns on the ground and through the pleted seven passes for 105 yards and one touchdown pass. Dalton Guffrie added three catches for 43 yards to round out the offense. Calderon also had a big game on defense for the while Guffrie added two pulls and an interception of his own. The Jets winning margin came on a fumbled snap in the end zone resulting in a safety for the Jets. The Texans were led by Julius Peteriet, who ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Ava Zink the loss. LPAC Cardinals 34-32 Jan. 24. The Colts, the leagues lone undefeated team and lead in the eastern conference, received a huge game from Rory Houston. He passed for and scoring three touchdowns. Malachi Goode caught three passes for 37 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Ben Connors ran for 25 yards and scored a two-point conversion and an extra point. Houston also was a force on defense, intercepting three passes, including one he took to the house. He lead pulls, while Connors and Zachariah Goode both added interceptions. The 13-16 game of the week also was an offensive battle with First American Bank Ravens slipping past Mar Vista Raiders 33-26 behind 124 passing yards and four touchdown passes from quarterback Jack Shinn. Shinn also added 60 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Chris Johnson chipped in with 45 rushing yards and 33 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra including a touchdown and two extra points, while Burke Hill and Austin Morrow both scored touchdowns to round out the Raven offense. yards and a pair of touchdown passes, while Tony with four catches for 37 yards and an extra point. Nico Calleja added 43 rushing yards and scored a pair of yards and a touchdown, while George Lardas added an extra point to round out the Raider offense in the loss. Doyle and Sperdoto paced the Raider defense with Key Royale golf news to eight hopefuls. Among those staying alive are Tim Friesen, who will take on Dick Mills, Ron Pritchard taking on Mark Mixon, Larry Pippel will play Art McMillan and Quentin Talbert takes on the winner of the yet-played Lex Halakan/Merritt Fineout match. In regular mens matches, John Kolljeski, Joe Dickenson, Andy Barber and Gerry Taylor won the Jan. 25 best-ball-of-foursome match with a 20-underpar 44. One stroke back in second place was the team of Dick Eichhorn, Tom Lewis, John Sagert and Bob Landgren. The Jan. 24 modified-Stableford match saw Tim Friessen and Barry Anderson finish in a tie for first place with matching plus 4s. That helped Andersons teammates, Craig Humphreys, Ron Vandamen and Dick Eichorn, to the team title. Mixon. Elliotts score helped teammates Carl Voyles, Jim Thorton and Gary Harris to the team title with a score of Donna Soos won the Key Royale Clubs Presidents Cup, a two-day low-net tournament. Second place went to which was broken by a scorecard playoff. The women of the Key Royale Club played a ninetwo best-balls-low-gross game Jan. 24. in Flight A by one shot over Crowe. Sue Little was alone in third place with a 31. Flight B. Christina Masons 3-under-par 29 gave her second place, while Sue Hookem took third place with a 1-under par 31. Mardene Eichhorn, Sue Christenson and Barb LindNell Bergstroms 7-under-par 25 gave her the low net was three shots back in second place while Frankie SmithWilliams took third at 3-under-par 29. Marcia OBrien, four-way tie for fourth place at 2-under par 30. The team game of the day had Laura Purcell, Crowe, Horseshoe news Four teams advanced to the knockout stage during Nick Younk defeated John Crawford and Tom Skoloda Puryear edge Aiden Shank and Gene Bobeldyk 21-19. Disbrow-Puryear rolled past Palmer-Younk 21-7 in the horseshoe games. Bruce Munro and Norm Good drew the stad defeated Tennessee Bob and Sam Samuels 22-16. Munro-Good slid past Lee-Kingstad by a 22-20 score in Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 25 sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. AFFORDABLE FISHING HOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u g Tw W 32 years Professional Experience Captain Wa yne GenthnerWo l fmouth ChartersCell 941-720-4418 Beach fishing, right rig, prosperous resultsBy Capt. Danny Stasny Reporter perous for anglers targeting migratory species, such as pompano, jack crevalle and blue runners. Using a pompano jig with the addition of a pink stinger rig is resulting in frequent double hookups of all of the species mentioned. Pompano in the 1to 2-pound range are being caught, We should see more consistent and bigger catches in the weeks to come. An abundance of spotted seatrout are arriving on the the best results, although live shrimp are coming in a close second. docks and canals, especially in Bimini Bay. Again, live shrimp is the bait of choice. Remember, if youre seeing sheepshead around the docks but they wont bite, try tubeworms are great choices if the sheepshead are being picky. ing the beaches of both Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key in search of pompano. By drifting over sandbars and troughs, Gross charters are reeling up pompano in the 2-pound range. Gross likes to use Docs goofy jigs rigged there, too, Gross said. and sheepshead around docks in Sarasota Bay. Using live shrimp for bait, his clients are reeling up keeper-size reds and sheepies. Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier says the sheepshead bite is where its at. Theyre biting so good right now, says Medley, even people who dont normally catch them are catching them. Even live shrimp for bait is resulting in catches up to 3 pounds. Most sheep herders like to use a stout No. 2 or No. 1 size hook, which aids in the use of small baits hook is more easily removed from a sheepsheads bony mouth. Take a look into a sheepsheads mouth to see what Im talking about. Next down the list at the south pier are Spanish mackerel and bonito. Fishers are using either silver spoons or live greenbacks to get the bite. Spanish mackerel in the 20-inch range are being caught around the schools of greenbacks early in the morning. The same applies for the bonito. Since both species are feeding on the same bait, one never knows what will bite. or live shrimp under the pier are catching mangrove snapper in the 12-inch range. Dont be surprised to catch a couple of black sea bass in the same areas. Capt. Warren Girle is working the beaches of Anna Maria Island, catching Spanish mackerel and bonito. Girle is using live shiners free-lined behind the boat to get these drag-burners to bite. By using a long shank hook pinned until theyre in the boat. charters are having success with pompano. Girle likes to drift over the deeper areas and work pompano jigs tipped with shrimp. While doing this, Girles clients not only hook up pompano, but a variety of other migratory species. hit a pompano jig, which adds non-stop action and a little variety, too. seatrout. Girle is using either live shrimp or Mister Twister Exude Darts to get the bite. Reds up to 24 week. Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says hes hearing about pompano being caught just off the beaches. catching near limits of pompano in the early morning. Dont forget, reminds Keyes, with the water being Keyes likes to use 20-pound test fluorocarbon pound. Along with the pompano, beach fishers also are catching small jack crevalle, blue runners and an occasional bonnethead shark. ing good numbers of spotted seatrout, although most are undersized. Berkeley Gulp shrimp or a MirrOlure Lil John on a 1/4-ounce jig head are working on the small your cast for sandy potholes. Sheepshead and redfish are inhabiting rocks and docks along canals and in the bays. Live select-size rocarbon is another good bet. Ted Pasquantonio at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing sheepshead and black drum being caught around the sheepies on shrimp, although the serious sheepshead crabs to use as bait. Better yet, those really in the know Black drum are being caught on shrimp, crabs and tubeworms. Not as picky as the sheepshead, keeper-size sheepshead. of spotted seatrout. Johnston likes to target his prey by either drifting jigs or anchoring and baiting with live shrimp. By drifting, Johnstons charters are able to are schooling in an area, Johnston drops anchor and switches to live shrimp free-lined behind the boat to get the bite. Around docks and in canals, Johnston is catching Johnston likes to use live shrimp, adding a split shot a foot or so above the hook, allowing his clients to get their shrimp quickly to the bottom where the reds are feeding. keeper-size sheepshead, too. Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters some nice trophies released. Howard suggests working the potholes at low tide with a live shrimp rigged on a popping cork or a Berkley Gulp He reports some trophy-sized seatrout were reeled in on his recent charters. A big one was landed by Ian Gilchrist of England measuring 26-inches. A large, select shrimp rigged with a small split shot under a popping cork enticed the seatrout to bite Howard says. Sheepshead have started to make their move into Tampa Bay waters, Howard says. He expects an increase in numbers as the winter season progresses. A shrimp rigged on a No. 1 hook with enough weight to get it to ing the sheepshead is to be ultra-sensitive to the slightest and put a bend in the pole, Howard says. produce some sizzling action. You just need to adjust your techniques to the season, he adds.

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26 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATEOld Florida with a New Twist 941.567.5234 $496,000 LIKE NEW ISLAND HOME, featuring 3 bed 2.5 Baths with private pool. Centrally located, this home is close to the beach and local shopping. Call Gregg at 941-567-5234. ITEMS FOR SALE INDIAN RELICS: Send $1 for color catalog. Indian, P.O. Box 26, Independence, KY 41051. 859-391-0449. SHARK STEAM CLEANING system: Five pads, warranty, excellent condition. Originally $155, now, $78. 941-778-5647. WORK BENCH: 8-feet, excellent, colorful stone medallion, $100 each, Yankee bird feeder, squirrel-proof, $10. 941-778-9576. COFFEE TABLE: ROUND, white rattan with glass top, 31-inch, $35. 715-529-8965. RECLINERS: LEATHER AND cloth, wingback. Excellent condition, $60, vertical blinds, 9x7-feet, all hardware, two, $49. 941-778-3920. NEW COLEMAN DOUBLE-high plush air mattress with pump, cost $85, sell, $35. Liquid Force wakeboard, $15. 941-778-7003. SUNGLASSES: NEW OAKLEY Monster Dog Ducati, cost $110, sell for $60. 941-778-7003. GLASS-TOP PATIO table, four chairs, $100, two matching dressers, blonde wood, $100, two twin beds, frames, $100. 941-778-5439. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. LIVE AND WORK IN PARADISE Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 2,900 sf with 4 COP liquor license, in business 20 years, protable operation. $1.3 million. GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYContact Jim Adkins, Business Broker/Realtor 941-713-1260 or Jim@AdkinsFloridaGroup.com A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!SINCE 1957 Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker 941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250 E-mail amrealty@verizon.net Web site www.annamariareal.comYOUR SPOT IN PARADISE One of our last Gulffront parcels at best Anna Maria Beach which needs no renourishment. Underground boulder revetment has protected the structures since the 1950s. This parcel includes cottage which is to be donated to our Historical Society and buyer may construct new home. Asking $1,600,000. REDUCED REDUCED! Cottage on spacious lot zoned DUPLEX and over 11,000 sq ft lot. Use your judgment if you wish to refurbish existing structure, add on OR remove and rebuild NEW. Drive by 7002 Marina Drive. Pets on premises 24-hour notice required. NOW $299,000 rm. 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. S PECT ACULAR BIG WA TER VIEWS from your lanai. 2/2 condo in gated Perico Bay Club. $229,000. 1155 Edgewater. Call 941-778-8104. GORGE OUS WA TER VI EWS, open oor plan, 3/2 w/2-car garage in gated Perico Bay Club. Come home to your own piece of paradise! $299,000. Call Lynn, 730-1294. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE Continued ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak ofce 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 classieds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING FEB 14: The Islander Promise Day, Valentines Day vow renewals, champagne toast, wedding cake on the beach at 5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach. $10 includes ceremony and certicate. Pre-register: Promise@islander.org. GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently needed. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repair able shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 27 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978NORT H 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. H ISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE Adorable 2BR/1.5 BA home located less than a mile to the beach. Walk to sh markets and restaurants in this quaint village. $155,000 E XCEP TION AL B EACH V IE WS from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views for half the price. $549,000. IRONWOOD GOLF COU RSE Move-in ready, 2 BR/2BA condo overlooking the 10th hole. Great recreation facilities, community pool, elevator, shufeboard & more. Only $84,900. 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. DUPLEX O N OV ERSIZE D LOT... Well maintained duplex in a desirable area of Holmes Beach. Total of 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Could easily be converted to a single family home. $449,000 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Your Home Sold -Guaranteed !Or, Ill Pay You $3000!Get a Free Special Report detailing how at www.AMIGuaranteedSale.com Call Free Recorded Message 800-247-9052 ID# 2077 -Or call Jon Direct: 941-920-0832Call Jon 941-920-0832 E-mail: Jon@Jon4RealEstate.com AMIHomes4Sale.com 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach Next To Duffys! What Are Island Homes Selling For?Free list of recent saleswww.AMIHomeValues.com Or, Call Free Recorded Message 800-256-6810 ID# 2041Find Out What Your Home Is Worth Online For Free!www.AnnaMariaHomeValues.com Or, Call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2002 Get Top Dollar For Your Home! Free report reveals how to set the asking price or your home www.DriveUpYourSalesPrice.comOr, Call Free Recorded Message800-256-6810 ID# 2023AMI Luxury HomesFabulous Island Homes From $500K to $5Million Free List w/pictureswww.AnnaMariaLuxuryHomes.comOr, Call Free Recorded Message 800-256-6810 ID# 2049 Large Commercial property 200 feet on Marina Drive Many uses $897,000. #M5826707. Free Recording 800-247-9052 ID# 5804 Immaculate Waterfront Home. Fireplace, Custom Kitchen, Lovely setting. $189,000. Free Recording 800-247-9052 ID# 7427 Waterfront Lot on Lake Mc Leod in Winter Haven, 112x140. #L4634388 $47,500 Lakeland. 7100 sq.ft. on W. Pipkin Road. #L4634064 $939,000. Jon Kent SALE PENDING OPEN HOUSE The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 3009 Avenue E4-plex with pool, just steps to the beach each unit 2br/1ba. Nicely maintained complex with good parking and rental history. $689,000309 59th StreetOpen 11am-2pm Sunday, Feb. 5. Custom finishes, 3br/2ba with bonus area. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, granite, bead board and more. $499,000 804 North Shore DriveBrilliant design, unparalleled construction and Gulf views! Gene Leedy masterpiece! 5br/4ba, 5,462 sq ft and just steps to the beach. $1,299,000 Thank you!To all my friends, clients and participating agents thanks to all of you, 2011 was my best year ever. Looking forward to a great 2012! GARAGE SALES Continued FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. 9806 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, across from Ginnys & Jane Es at the Old IGA. Furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, nauticals, linens and more great treasures. Rain date the following Sunday, Feb. 12. RESORT RENOVATION YARD sale: 9 a.m.-? Saturday, Feb. 4. Tropic Isle Inn. 101 22nd St., Bradenton Beach. MAMMOTH MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 4. Golf, clothes, speakers, lawn equipment, electronics, kitchen, tools, more. 6700-A Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. OAK AVENUE NEIGHBORS sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Collectibles, antiques, household, furniture and more. Oak Avenue, Anna Maria. More readers = more ads in The Islander. LOST & FOUND LOST: REALTORS KEYPAD. Somewhere on the Island. Please, call Robin, 941-713-4515. KAYAK PADDLE shed out of canal. You identify, its yours, free. 941-778-6766. PETS BEAUTIFUL CAT FOR adoption! Long-hair, microchip, 2 years old, friendly. Nice carry-crate included. 941-778-0330 or 812-219-2184. LOST COCKATIEL: TWEETY lost Jan. 1, Bradenton Beach. 941-896-5256. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes, certied groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage drying). Personal service for you and your loved ones. Call anytime for appointments, 941-7781202. 5360 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. The Islander supports pet rescue. Visit us for information: 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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28 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER REAL TO R Marianne Correll T Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC. CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONE Marble & Granite Inc. Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 ISLAND TAXIProviding Islanders with personal service to and from central and south Florida airports, etc. Since 1991. Bruce Collins 941-778-6201 Windshield Repair Medicc ADMIRAL TOWNCAR Professional Chauffeur at taxi pricesCall Phil941.320.1120 ANSWERS TO FEB. 1 PUZZLE SPRCPAMOMENTWINED THEBARDORATIONAMATI ROMANOVNIGHTWATCHMAN UNITEDSIGMABULKIEST GOTHMUSICIANASCOT CONANGREWRY EMIRTAGCHIAPACHES RITESPOACHERSELAINE ANALOGFLORALARRANGER SILICONARODWICK MOTIVATIONALSPEAKER AIDANICEENZYMES ALGEBRATEACHERTALONS PAELLAUNCLESAMMETER OUTSELLTHESOOSEWS DDSASSELTON CHESTVILLAGEIDIOT SEAHORSEOLIOSPLAQUE TVPERSONALITYWALNUTS EISENSTRAFEDBIGGIES PLOPSSTRESSCROTRA MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! PETS Continued 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! Three pit mixes, gorgeous, sweet! Two male, one female. Fixed, chipped, shots. 941-896-6701. TRANSPORTATION 1999 ACURA TL: 78,600 miles. No accidents, good condition. New timing belt. $5,700 or best offer. 941-779-2787. BOATS & BOATING DOCK FOR RENT: MEDIUM boat. 452 63rd St., Holmes Beach. 941-778-1893. BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. 21-FOOT PONTOON: Rigged to fish, 50-hp, downrigger, trolling motor, rod cab, two live wells, ice box, top on lift, Good condition. $6,800. 941778-6530. ATTENTION CHARTER CAPTAINS! Dock and lift. Will work trade. Electric, water, cleaning table. Bimini Bayou canal. $300/month. 941-778-6530. 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 PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST and part-time housekeeper for local area motel. 941-7782780. NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and boutique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836. EXPERIENCED SALES ASSOCIATE: Part-time for busy retail store. Some weekends required. Please, call Jo-Ann at 941-896-4848. SOCIAL MEDIA/WEB marketing guru wanted part-time. Work at home. Call Barry 941-4485500 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. 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. HEALTH CARE` LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637. 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. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BYHeres Jasmine, our special 14-week-old darlin ready for her forever home. Shes black & white and speckled, fun, sweet, playful. Spay/neuter, microchip, shots. Low adoption cost/donation. Call or nd our nonpro t rescue and view photos on Facebook. Moonracer No-Kill Rescue, 941-896-6701. SERVICES Continued 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. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. GIVE THE GIFT of organization: Home, of ce and small business. Professional organizer, Shauna Steglich. 208-284-5727. 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. 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. oceanside@gmail.com. AMI COMPUTER SOLUTIONS for computer problems solved at your home or of ce. Wireless networking, virus/spyware prevention and removal, repairs, software upgrades, advice and training. Travis, 941-301-4726. INCOME TAX SERVICE: We do individuals, small businesses and all states. We have been in business over thirty years. Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service, 941-761-8156. DOG WASTE REMOVAL service as low as $10/ week. 941-592-5170. ScoopertrooperBradenton@gmail.com. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certi cates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 29 SERVICES Continued BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAYS ISLAND studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-8724. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true speci cations. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. 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. AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250 CALL THE ISLANDS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT, COUR HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Homewww.honeydohomerepairinc.com *Carpentry *Drywall HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you! Joesph LaBrecque 941.896.5256-of ce 941.807.5256-cellLicensed & InsuredFree Estimates 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander. org to order a commemorative centennial plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. LANDSCAPING Continued TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: MIchigan builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822. 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. STEVES HOME REMODELING and repairs. 941-524-8860. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classifieds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! Turn the page for rental ads....

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30 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc. com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 7502,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key, Twin Shores mobile home, 55-plus, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen, 813-377-6864. 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 CANALFRONT, BOAT slip up to 26-feet. 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer hookup, utility room. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039. RENTALS Continued WINTER SPECIAL: SENIOR park, 2BR/2BA doublewide. $1,000/month, sell, $35,000. 2314 14th St., Bradenton. Tropical Palms. 863-688-3524, 863-608-1833. chickenplucker@webtv.net. 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. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. NEW UPGRADED CONDOS: Minutes to beach, annual, seasonal, $140,000-plus. Special nancing available. 941-773-0212. Taylor Morrison at Palma Sola Trace. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa tion. PERICO BAY CLUB villa: Pet-friendly, kayak storage and launch in your backyard. Turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, garage, heated community pool and spa, minutes to beach. $799,900. Real tor, Fred Flis, 941-356-1456. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE 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 GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month ALREADY BOOKING FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS SOME AVAILABILITY THIS SEASON RENTALS Continued EFFICIENCY, ONE AND two bedroom apartments. Unfurnished, $550 to $750 monthly with annual lease and turnkey 1BR/1BA at 3611 117th St. W. Call Pat, 941-920-6637 with Florida Real Estate Team. WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941447-1506. ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and shing pier. Call 941-720-2418. ANNUALS: LARGE 3BR/2BA Perico Bay Club condo, gated community, $1,350/month. Perico Island: 2BR/2BA condo 1,250 sf, new tile throughout, ofce/den, exercise room, sauna, carport, and storage, $1,000/month. Pool, tennis, water, cable, trash included. First, last, security. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. VACATION RENTALS NOW: Longboat Key 1BR/1BA, beach, $1,500/month. Anna Maria 2BR/2BA, pool/beach, $2,600/month. Northwest home, pet friendly, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, $2,300/month. Townhouse, 2BR/2BA, boat slip, pool, $2,600/month. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart. VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Annual rental, 55-plus, 2,200 sf, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, panoramic lake view, community pool, updated. Minutes to beach. $1,550/month, cable, water included. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart. OLD FLORIDA AT ITS BEST! 3/2 canal home, large pool. $499,000. Call Carmen Pedota,941-284-2598 or Lori Guerin, Realtors, 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, 941-7733966 GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts, shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966. PRISTINE WATERFRONT2BR/2BA villa, complete redo. Much sought-after community. $194,000 Call Lori Guerin 941773-3415, or Carmen Pedota 941-284-2598, Realtors. MARKET IN MOTION NAR reports the asking prices year over year have increased 19%30% across Florida, while, nationally, inventory fell more than 18%. 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. For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Norman-Ellis at Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty

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THE ISLANDER FEB.1, 2012 31 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S REAL ESTATE Continued OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Waterfront pool home, 2BR/2BA two-car garage. 644 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 941-7130635. LOWEST-PRICED 3BR/2BA residence with heated pool on Anna Maria Island. New construction. Not a condo. $479,000. Call Barry, 941-4485500. Island Vacation Properties. IRONWOOD CONDO: $62,000. 1BR/1.5BA. Many upgrades. 55-plus community. Overlooks golf course. Clubhouse, exercise room, heated pool. Six miles to Anna Maria Island. 941-524-8969.All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 6699777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294. 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! ANNA MARIA ISLAND CHAMBER LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEARSEE ALL OUR LISTINGS AT WAGNERREALTY.COMENJOY THE EASY GOING COASTAL STYLE of this beautifully remodeled 3br/2ba Anna Maria Island home. Located a block from the beach and Gulf and eligible to rent one of the city owned boat slips. Rae Ellen Hayo (941) 920-0364. #M5826322. $360,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND Stunning open water views from this 3BR/2.5BA home loaded with historic charm, from its Auswalls. 128 of bayfront lush tropical setting, Tiki bar and 2 docks. Perfectly located with Southern exposure. Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5819584. $759,900 JUST LISTED 3 Bank Owned units in newly renovated key west style beach front complex with fabulous Gulf views. Turnkey furnished, heated pool, tennis, elevator, weekly rentals. Priced from Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5826475. $359,500 $369,500 GREEN SEA TURTLE SPOTTED HERE! This is your chance to build your dream home in a magical setting. Direct gulf beach front lot in desirable Anna Maria. #M5824640. $975,000 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 Theres still time and planks aplenty to put your name, remembrance or memorial on the Anna Maria City Pier. Purchase planks exclusively here: www.islander.org

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32 FEB. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER THE ONLY L UXURY COMMUNIT IES IN THE N EW W EST BRADENT ON The Le ends Communities Legends Bay Bayfront Estates from the $1.25 million including bayfront homesite Legends Bay Single Family Homes from the low $300s on lake and preserve homesites Legends Bay Single Family Homes from the low $300s on lake and preserve homesites Legends Cove Luxury Coach Homes from the high $300s including lake view from lanai Legends Cove Luxury Coach Homes from the high $300s including lake view from lanai Follow El Conquistador Pkwy west of 34th St. 1.5 miles to roundabout The Luxury You DeserveAll prices, features and specications are subject to change without notice. Please see our sales representative with any questions. Lic. #CBC1258698.*Prepaid 5-year CDD bond special on select homesites only expires 3/15/12. Legends Cove no fees special expires 3/15/12. Half-price pool offer expires 2/14/12. D iscover the Gibraltar H omes luxury, maintenance-free lifestyle priced from the low $300s to $1.25 million. (see map) 941-366-1002 GibraltarHome.com LIKE US! L UXURY A T EVERY SIZEModels Open Daily Move-In Ready & Quick-Move Homes Available VISIT TODAY!These great specials expire soon. NO FEES! for 3 yearson inventory homes.* NEW inventory home pricing! Half Price Pool + Prepaid 5 Years CDD Bond*