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Astheworld Terns plan Valentines Day promises. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Island happenings VOLUME 20, NO. 14 FEB. 8, 2012 FREE Sharks protected. Page 18 Streetlife PLEASE SEE VOTER, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE PIER, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE LOTTO, PAGE 3 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA HB ball park, dog park talks. Page 4AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Holmes Beach gives Anna Maria sandy giftAM, HB GOP voter turnout up; BB downBy Mark Young Reporter Come back in about an hour and a half and you might catch someone voting, was a statement made by a poll worker at Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach. While Anna Maria and Holmes Beach saw Jan. 31 Republican primary election, Bradenton Beachs turnout was down from the 2008 GOP presidential primary. Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney won all of Floridas 50 delegates and was the clear winner in Manatee County, earning more than 48 percent of the vote. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich collected over 27 percent of the No funding help for beach pierBy Rick Catlin Reporter Manatee Countys beach renourishment account cannot fund construction of a recreational pier at the Manatee Public Beach. Thats the word from Charlie Hunsicker, the countys natural resources department director, although its not likely to please thos people who were expecting the 2014-15 beach renourishment project could provide a new pier. Even if studies show a new pier would slow beach erosion, the pier would have to be built as an erosion control groin. And even then, it could only be funded from the countys beach renourishment account, not by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is funding the 2014-15 project. Hunsicker said he has sought funding sources for a new recreational pier since it was demolished in 2009-10. The renourishment funding is included in the 5 percent tourist development tax often called the resort tax or bed tax charged by Manatee County on all accommodation rentals of six months or less. Legislation enabling beach renourishment funds limits spending to beach renourishment. A recreational pier could not be funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or fully funded from the 1 cent out of every 5 cents of resort tax collected for beach renourishment, he said. Store clerk in Lotto troubleBy Kathy Prucnell Reporter A former clerk at the Time Saver convenience store, 5353 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, was arrested Feb. 1 by the Holmes Beach Police Department for stealing Florida lottery tickets on her store shifts since December. A Time Saver representative told police Jeanna Mehrhoff, 29, of 7504 Gulf Drive, stole Lottery tickets valued at $2,223 by printing tickets and not paying for them. HBPD charged Mehrhoff with third degree felony grand theft/embezzlement, according to reports. The police report also said additional charges are possible after a Florida Lottery investigation into what she may have received by cashing in the stolen lotto tickets. Although Shelly Safford, public affairs existence of an investigation at press time, she said if the retailer reported them stolen to the state lottery, a hold would be placed on lottery payouts for the reported ticket numbers. The police report said the store provided police with detailed records supporting the allegations. After her arrest, Mehrhoff reportedly apologized to the owner for stealing all the By Rick Catlin Reporter Holmes Beach is making a sweet February Valentine of piles of white beach-quality sand to the city of Holmes Beach. Dredging of some canals in Holmes Beach began Jan. 31, and the dredged sand is being trucked to Anna Maria to renourish the shore on the north and south sides of the Anna Maria City Pier. The materials would normally be discarded or sold by the dredge company but, because its beach-quality, its a bonus for the Tampa Bay shoreline at the pier. Anna Maria public works director George McKay said the Florida Department of Environmental Protection inspected the dredged material and judged it to be beach compatible sand good enough to place on the shoreline. Without the DEP seal of approval, the city could not have used the sand to renourish the beach, McKay said. The sand is being stored on the north side of the Lake La Vista inlet by the city piers north parking lot until Anna Maria is ready to begin its bayside renourishment, said McKay. The project also calls for installation of offshore pilings to support turbidity screens that will keep sand in place. Once the project is complete, the pilings and screens will be removed, he said. McKay estimated the entire project would be completed by Feb. 15, depending on weather conditions. The sand is expected to extend the shoreline by about 10-15 feet south of the Lake La Vista inlet to the end of the city pier parking lot, more or less, McKay said. The renourishment area is about 500 feet long. The Holmes Beach contractor for the project, Florida Dock & Dredge, has worked in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria in the past. Funding for the dredging project came from Holmes Beach and a West Coast Inland Navigation District grant. VOLUME 20, NO. 14 FEB. 8, 2012 park talks. park talks. Page 4 Page 4 Make a promise. Page 7

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For the second straight meeting, those favoring and those opposed to the markets continuance through April 29 expressed opinions to the commissioners, who listened to an hour of public comment on the subject. During the Jan. 26 commission meeting, the majority of the opinions expressed opposed extending the Those same issues again were raised by citizens. Some speakers said they didnt have a problem with the market, but would like to see it in a different location other than on Gulf Drive. Im not against the market and Im happy its doing well, said Jake Spooner, owner of the Fish Hole on Bridge Street. My concern is that this is the slow imagine what it will be like in a month when we are in season? Its like putting up a dam on Gulf Drive. Spooner and several other speakers recommended moving the market to Coquina Beach as an alternative. Former Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson offered a different solution. The vendors are not the problem, said Robertson. The vehicles on Gulf Drive are not the problem. From what I can tell, the problem is the pedestrians. They are not being channeled properly across Gulf Drive. Robertson suggested more police attention toward pedestrians to ensure they cross Gulf Drive at the appropriate crosswalks. about every 20 seconds, pedestrians are causing longer delays by crossing the street between cars. She also said News that the Gulf Drive Market would be reconsidto the city. The majority of those e-mails expressed support for the market. The opinions of those speaking at the meeting, however, appeared to be split down the middle. Commissioner Gay Breuler, who made the motion to approve the market permit at the previous meeting, again motioned to approve extending the markets special event permit, which expired Jan. 29. The market had been operating on a trial basis. For the second time, Breulers motion failed for lack of a second. City attorney Ricinda Perry then offered commissioners a third option, advising they could once again attempt to approve the event on the conditions that as well as to consider the possibility of relocating the market. their hard work, said cafe representative Pete Barreda, who submitted the permit application. I think at this point, Ill just let the issue die. Commissioners Ric Gatehouse, Jan Vosburgh and Ed Straight said they could not support the market based on the public input that had taken place during recent weeks. I think its a great idea, but bad location, said Vosburgh. Our job is the safety and welfare of our citizens and I received many complaints as Ward 4 commissioner. I got elected to serve the citizens of Bradenton Beach and, by voting for it, I feel like Im not doing my job. Breuler said thats the reason she voted for the market to continue, citing the overwhelming response she had from the public in support of the market. Citing some 50 e-mails in favor of the market, Breuler said, Someone mentioned something about listening to the people. That is what the people are telling us, and that is why I made the motion. ing for Gatehouse, who made an opening statement before the meeting commenced. Gatehouse thanked his fellow commissioners for giving him the opportunity to serve and thanked John Scooter Tillison, who also had submitted an application to serve. Emotions have run high over this appointment, and one can only hope that the same enthusiasm will translate at election time, said Gatehouse. For my part, I will do my best to serve the citizens of this city and of my ward. I bring no personal agenda to this seat. Gatehouse said he would research every issue brought before the commission and, when necessary, seek the appropriate advice from city staff.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 3 VOTER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 MeetingsAnna Maria City ing. Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach West Manatee Fire Rescue District Manatee County Of Interest Beach City Hall. LOTTO CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1vote with Rick Santorum garnering 16 percent countywide. In polling precincts across the state, Romney won Florida by 18 percentage points over Gingrich, but the percentage was higher within the county, with R omney winning by 21 percent. In 2008, there were only 97 Anna Maria Republi cans who participated in the GOP primary, but of the 473 registered voters, 221 participated in this years election, more than a 46 percent voter turnout. Holmes Beach is the only city on the I sland with two precincts and boasts the highest number of registered R epublican voters. I n 2008, 306 voters partici pated in the primary election, but this year 740 out of more than 1,300 registered GOP voters cast their ballots for an impressive primary turnout of over 56 percent. T here were 141 votes cast in Bradenton Beach during the 2008 primary election. D uring this years primary, only 124 out of 364 registered voters partici pated in the election for a 34 percent turnout. R ecent U .S. C ensus population trends have showed a decline in permanent Island residents. One of the indicators of the decline is a drop in voter registration, but participation in this election cycle than in 2008. Holmes Beach GOP voters Strong turnout lottery tickets and cash winnings from the winners. She was taken to the Manatee County jail. According to the jail website, she was released on $1,000 bond Feb. 2. A n arraignment is set for M arch 2 before Judge Janette D unnigan in the M anatee C ounty Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee A ve. W., Bradenton. $1.6 million to build a recreational pier similar to the 312-foot former pier at the M anatee P ublic Beach in Holmes Beach. could be funded from the beach renourishment account because it would be for beach renourishment purposes, he said. But a survey required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to authorize a groin would come after the county survey, and could take another two-three years to complete. Hunsicker said. He emphasized thats not his decision, thats the law. He did have a slim ray of hope for some funding for a recreational pier from the renourishment account, if the county didnt mind waiting for another erosion survey of the beaches. We might be able to get a maximum of 20 percent if a new study shows the old pier helped retain some sand, but thats about the max, Hunsicker said. Because the previous beach erosion study done by Coastal Planning and Engineering was inconclusive as to whether the old pier helped keep sand on the beach, the DEP will require a new study before authorizing an erosion control structure. R ick Spadoni of C oastal P lanning said if the county wants a groin at Manatee Public Beach, it should conduct beach erosion studies in late spring or early summer of 2012 after the current C oquina Beach renourishment project is completed. U pon conclusion of that project, C oastal would then resurvey the same area over a two-year period for comparison to the mid-2012 study, Spadoni said. However, he added, Such a pier would not be accessible by the public, because erosion control would be its primary purpose, similar to the groins at C oquina Beach. Hunsicker said, however, it would be almost imposcould not state its availability for public use. Presently, he said, there is no county money avail able for even a matching grant from the state to build a 312-foot-long recreational pier, the same length as the previous pier. M anatee C ounty C ommissioner C arol Whitmore, however, said she wants a recreational pier and will continue to search for funding. A n I sland resident and former Holmes Beach mayor and city commissioner, Whitmore said the Island was promised a new pier when the old one was torn down. Its (been) almost three years now. In 2009, Hunsicker presented a plan for a 700-footlong replacement pier with handicap access built on pilings about 18 feet above the water. Such a pier would have cost about $2.5 million, he estimated at that time. T he county commission approved the 700-foot-pier plan in 2009, but has not included the project in any budget cycle. Spadoni said the county should hold off on making a quick decision for a recreational pier or erosion control groin. Wait until the results of the 2012 (erosion) study are obtained and evaluated, he said, although he agreed I f the county wishes to replace the pier at this time for recreational value, (it) has the regulatory approv als and the plans for the 312-foot-long pier and could proceed forward with the construction, Spadoni said. Although she favors a recreational pier, Whitmore suggested if the county approves a groin, it might later be remodeled for public use. Hunsicker said the only state source he knows for recreational pier construction funding is a matching grant program. He said he is unaware of any available federal funds for a recreational pier. Pier attraction Would a recreational pier at M anatee P ublic Beach attract anglers and visitors? While some county commissioners and members of the public might wonder if a new pier is worth the cost, people visitors and locals appear to enjoy the area piers. Visitors to the area ranked the Anna Maria City Pier as Manatee Countys No. 1 tourist attraction in the December 2010 tourism survey by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the most recent BACVB survey to rank area attractions. I n the same survey, the R od & R eel P ier in A nna Maria was ranked as the No. 3 county attraction following shopping at the E llenton outlet mall and the Historic Bridge Street Pier was No. 9. In the December 2010 survey, which included an overview of fourth quarter tourism, 35 percent of visitors rated the A nna M aria C ity P ier the best county attraction. Based on the number of visitors to the area during the fourth quarter, an estimated 40,000 people would have visited the pier during the three-month period. T he B AC VB has since discontinued the practice of surveying visitors on their favorite attractions.

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4 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER HB residents to commission: Take me out to the dog parkBy Kathy Prucnell Reporter Holmes Beach C ommission C hair D avid Zaccagnino told attendees at the Jan. 31 commission work session hes very adamant that future dog park use be separate from ball park use at the citys Birdie T ebbetts Field. Zaccagnino shared his ideas to encourage more ball park use, including Little League, kickball, fatherpitch and softball. He proposed a new fence to separate square footage in the areas being roughly equal. T he size of the ball park discourages use, he said. Zaccagnino described the field as larger than F enway P ark, and said he believes that is why it doesnt get used. he said. And the dog owners deserve an area, too, he added. Some 30 to 50 dog owners use the ball park daily to exercise their pets. A t a Jan. 17 work session, several dog owners requested sign changes, and also asked commissioners to wane. Organized baseball has not been scheduled on Zaccagnino said he spoke to Joe D uennes, public works superintendent, and Scott Dell, assistant director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, who were involved with the original planning of T ebbetts F ield. cagnino said. I particularly like the idea, Commissioner John Monetti said. I didnt know why I couldnt hit a home run. D og owners, however, had different views. I n theory regularly to exercise his dogs. He added, however, such a re-design is unnecessary considering the unlikely inter ference of casual ball players and dog owners. Little kids cant hit, he said, and the dog people just move to the practice. He noted that Zaccagninos plan could result in greater safety concerns if ball players hit home runs on real problem with the shared use. and questioned the money being spent by the city on know what those numbers are. Zaccagnino pointed out there are costs to the dog use, including seeding and repairing holes, and the dog bags and waste receptacle. He also noted the citys discussion of the dog park/ ball park issue has attracted recent ball field users. Because of this issue, our park is being discovered, he said. according to C ommissioner Sandy HaasM artens. M ayor R ich Bohnenberger said a charity softball game has D og owners then brought the focus back to their immediate concerns relating to a sign change. C ommissioners arrived at a consensus to remove the dogs permitted during ball playing activities. C ommissioner Jean P eelen remarked thats the problem (the dog owners) brought to us and were leav ing them with it. A new sign that requires ball park use sign-up is being prepared, the mayor said. For those looking to schedule a ball game, Zac cagnino said, the sign will direct them to city hall. R esident and dog park proponent F orrest Longworth Jr. agreed with Zaccagnino on separating dogs and ball players, but had more immediate concerns with the signs large numbers of people exercising their dogs. He provided commissioners with copies of a news article about a town in I daho that had faced a similar issue years. T hat city turned its ballpark into a multi-use park, including a dog recreation area. Longworth also noted what appeared to be a less take batting practice in the past week. I think we have an issue with nonI slanders who ing. I have a problem with ball players who dont live O ne day last week a group of parents and ball players in the Bradenton), Pearson said. presents Renew your promise to love and cherish your Valentine on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, with sunset on the beach at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach EVERYONE WELCOME! featuring nuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception, and entertainment at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe. Register 5-5:30 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow ceremony on the beach.Nuptials require a Manatee County license, $25 fee; Promise event, including Promise Certi cate, $10. Registration/Information: The Islander, 941-778-7978, promises@islander.org Special thanks to AMI Beach Cafe for hosting and providing champagne.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 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 Feb. 1 visitors check in, others find Island booked upBy Rick Catlin Reporter A venue coming to the I sland was backed up from the Gulf Drive-East Bay Drive intersection to 75th Street in Bradenton Feb. 1 had only to look at the calendar for a reason. Wednesday, F eb. 1, was the start of the high season, said Jason Sato of Sato Real Estate, Anna Maria. U nfortunately, a few visitors came to A nna M aria Island without a reservation, probably thinking it would It wasnt. Weve had all our three-month rentals booked for several months, he said. T here are a few open weeks here and there, but I was surprised at the number of walk-ins we had to turn away last week. T hey wanted three months on the Island and we just didnt have any more. Hes advising people who want to come to A nna Maria Island next year to make their reservation now. Likewise, N icole Skaggs of Big F ish R ealty, Holmes Feb. 1. I couldnt believe the number of people without a reservation, looking to rent for three months, she said. O ne family of seven told her they didnt think it a rental. I was the sixth agent they had visited that day and I couldnt help them with anything more than a few weeks at one unit, then moving to another and so on. Its high season and it looks like its going to be one of the best ever. At AMI Accommodations, Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, rental agent R ebecca Barnett also said there wasnt much available for the next three months among the more than 200-plus units the agency manages. All we can do for a long-term stay, is move people a week at a time from one short vacancy to another, she said. visitors who came to the Island without a reservation. I was sorry to disappoint them, but weve been booked full for several months, Barnett said. Barnett said she can accommodate a oneor twoweek stay, but someone looking for three months would have to move from place to place. Larry Chatt, vice president of Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, said the season looks to be the best ever. A lthough the company manages more than 275 units, quite a few walk-in visitors last week looking for a lengthy stay couldnt be accommodated. C hatt said every rental property he manages is reserved March 31, the week before Easter. two-or-three month rental unit with no problem. T he I sland is no longer the land that time forgot, said AMI Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman. Just the other day, there was a story about the I sland in the Weve been featured in major newspapers and magazines across the country and in E urope, the past few years, she said. Chatt said he lives on the Island and believes in his community. Hes pleased that tourism continues on the upswing, and at the same time wants to ensure that future arrivals understand the I slands reputation, ambiance and local population. Hes searching for the right balance to keep the Island special. The vast majority of visitors enjoy their Island stay, respect the I sland and plan to return, he observed. A nd residents welcome such visitors.Chamber clearing house F or anyone coming to A nna M aria I sland for a winter vacation or already here who doesnt have accommodations, the A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce, 5313 G ulf D rive, Holmes Beach, maintains a registry of available rentals among its membership. Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman said people in need of a reservation should call or stop latest information about unit availability. T he chamber can be reached at 941-7781541.

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6 FEB. 8, 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. 8, 2012 FEB. 8, 2012 FEB. 8, 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 Opinion Your Tip of my hat As the 40th year of the Privateers celebration has come to an end, I want to personally thank all the resifriends of the Privateers and members past and present of the Privateers who helped celebrate. Ill not be naming names because I know I would forget one or two, but you all know who you are and what you have done to support the mission of the Privateers for kids and community. When I took on the chairman position this past year, I had a personal goal of raising $40,000 in honor of our 40 years. I am happy to announce that with all the events, outstanding support of my fellow pirates and the community, we raised just a tad over $47,000. A tip of me old pirate hat to each and every one of you. Im looking forward to another 40 years on this great Island, Anna Maria. Thank you all. Invite to Suhre I read with interest the article in the Jan. 25 edition of relative to the beach market at the Gulf Drive Cafe. Of particular interest were the comments made by Eileen Suhre, who made reference to the Bridge Street drunks. I am proud to patronize the Bridge Street merchants. Suhre might well be surprised to learn of some of the gestures put forward by the drunks. mies. a deserving young student to Australia. under garments, books and more to veterans. Come down to Bridge Street Mrs. Suhre, you might enjoy it. Do of cials care about voters? After vacationing and renting on Anna Maria Island for many years, I bought a home in a quiet, residential area well, at least it was quiet until recently. Sixty-sixth Street was a residential street until two six-bedroom homes replaced a small duplex next door to me. We all know the builder of these homes doesnt care about changing a residential street to a commercial rental street. But shouldnt our mayor and commissioners care? Shouldnt they care about the reputation of the Island changing from Old Florida paradise to loud party Island? For the past few months I have endured building noises and more. Construction crews park in front of my last week when I couldnt even get into my garage a construction boss was parked in my driveway. Since the developers and construction crews are without manners and break rules, shouldnt the mayor and commissioners care about the residents who voted I used to look forward to spring, when my family and friends would visit. Now I know I will be embarrassed by the loud crowds next door partying until all hours and, 10-12 people in each of two houses playing in and around the pools all day. There goes our residential paradise. Something needs to change in our building codes. I call for a moratorium on the monstrous rental homes that are now being built. www. islander. orgPromises to keep Youve likely heard a few promises in your lifetime. But you have to witness the Promise Day event on Valentines Day on the white sandy beach at the Manatee Public Beach and at Anna Maria Island Cafe on the Beach as the sun turns colors of sherbert and heads to and cherish really entails. The couples who have joined this endearing event for the past few years have come with love in their hearts and a joyous spirit. They join the reception, meet other couples, bring friends (aka witnesses) and they celebrate. Think love boat, and you get the idea. Fun. Loving. Carefree spirits. They come out of love for each other and it spreads across the sands to all the cafe guests. Thanks to our hosts, theres a reception complete with a champagne toast and entertainment. provides the master of ceremonies, a wedding cake and by the Ministry of Presence, which provides aid and support to needy children in Haiti. Join us at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Valentines Day for the promise of sunset and love in the air. Come, renew your promise on the beach. AMI is for lovers....No room at the inn Islanders caught driving into or from town Bravisitors arriving to their February vacation homes on Anna Maria Island. And how. Its hard to remember a month with so many visitors arriving at once. A manager at Publix remarked their sales were up 10-12 percent from the same time last year, and the aisles and lanes were packed as further evidence its season. And while we can hardly imagine anyone arriving without an accommodation, thats what happened. So its time to dig in. As longtime Islanders know, when season arrives in force, its time to walk, ride bicycles, car pool or hop on the trolley to get to destinations. And avoid peak shopping hours at Publix which means line up at the doors when they open. You asked for it. Its here. Hurray for winter friends. Who doesnt love Anna Maria Island?

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Feb. 8, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Jan. 29 56 76 0 Jan. 30 52 77 0 Jan. 31 55 81 0 Feb. 1 58 80 0 Feb. 2 57 79 0 Feb. 3 63 76 0 Feb. 4 63 85 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 70.924-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh and supervisor of public works George McKay talked with ManBayfront Park to the city, as well as needed improvements. Manatee County parks supervisor Cindi Turner said the county would spend $38,000 for labor and McKay also said the county was willing to return the park to the city, but he was concerned about funding. Bridge, linking Holmes Beach to Perico Island, was Florida Department of Transportation said results would come soon, and a new structure would be a last resort. improvements to 49th and 52nd streets in Holmes Beach calculations to back them up. Joe Duennes, superintendent of public works, said he believed Swiftmud was hesitant due to a backlash in communities where similar projects had yielded only 4-inch reductions in standing water. 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! Treat your sweetheart!Choice of Salmon, Chicken Piccata or Beef Stroganoff entree, a glass of champagne and a delectable slice of Mama Ds award-winning crush pie. $19 per person. 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. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org Sunset event promises to top Valentines Day gift list What could be more endearing to your loved one than an evening on the white, sandy beach at sunset and a promise to love one another. How about a glass of champagne? A taste of wedding cake? A reception with music, entertainment, and a toast to your lives together? and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe will host a Valentines Day celebration Islander Promise Day to share vows, make new commitments, start anew, and promise to love and cherish one another. Couples are invited to marry, commit or recommit in a mass ceremony set to take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. A Promise Day certificate and reception are included for a $10 donation. A licensed marriage marriage license, costs $25. emony on the sand, will include a champagne toast and wedding cake. Registration for the event begins at 5 p.m. on the cafe patio. Pre-registration and requests for information can be made by e-mail to promises@islander.or g, or call The Islander at 941-778-7978.

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8 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER FEB 12: WINTER CONCERT SERIES MAR 11: HB questions BB attorney claims, 27th Street collateral By Kathy Prucnell Reporter Some Holmes Beach commissioners and the city attorney found fault at their Jan. 31 commission meeting with recent comments made by Bradenton Beachs city attorney. They questioned the claim that the Sandpiper Resorts between the cities that is the subject of an ongoing border dispute. And contrary to Bradenton Beachs city attorney Ricinda Perrys statement last month that Sandpipers bank will not release its collateral without a court order, Holmes Beach attorney Patty Petruff said the bank is now investigating the claims of Holmes Beach. I dont think it has a mortgage over 27th Street, said Commission Chair David Zaccagnino of Cadence When the quitclaim deed was made in 2008, it was reportedly to clear up encroachments needed to approve However, Zaccagnino pointed out, Bradenton Beachs quitclaim of the disputed property to Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. occurred six months after the mortgage was recorded. The property is an unimproved 50-foot-wide, approximately 1,000-foot-long stretch of 27th Street from Gulf Drive to Sarasota Bay with the Sandpiper mobile homes on one side, and Holmes Beach residences on the other. Zaccagnino said the Bradenton Beach attorney was blowing smoke at the last meeting. I dont know if it is subject to the mortgage, said Petruff. But assuming it is, she said, the bank will not take any action if the Sandpiper deeds back part of the property to settle the dispute, as has been proposed by Holmes Beach. When (the Cadence Bank attorney) wrote the letter, it was done without any research on the issue, Petruff said. I advised (him) of my opinion and the county attorneys opinion. Petruff said she thought he might consider a release. The dispute stems from the Holmes Beach claim that Bradenton Beach improperly deeded the street to Sandpiper without properly vacating the right of way three years ago. resolution process required before one municipality sues another on learning Sandpiper had erected a fence and locked gates, and posted signs to limit public access to the mobile home park. Perrys Jan. 19 comments about the bank declining to release its collateral were made at the resolution meeting of the two city commissions. That meeting was continued to Feb. 7 because it lacked a quorum of decisionmakers. I think there is no purpose served in having (the Feb 7) meeting. The city of Bradenton Beach cant solve the situation, Zaccagnino said. A consensus of commissioners directed Petruff to seek a 30-day postponement on the meeting. Sandpiper could resolve the matter by deeding it back, but Bradenton Beach cant force this, according to Petruff. Bradenton Beach has not had a quorum of voting members on their commission until the recent appointment of Ric Gatehouse. And Perrys position is that Holmes Beach does not have standing to assert its claim. Petruff, however, says Holmes Beach has standing by virtue of shared utilities on the right of way. And, according to Petruff, a dedicated public street is held in trust for the public. Holmes Beach sought to resolve the matter with a Dec. 16 settlement proposal that asked Bradenton Beach to request the Sandpiper quitclaim back 30 feet of the 50-foot-wide right of way; dismantle gates and remove signs to restore public access. At the previous meeting, Perry advised Bradenton Beach was not in a position to request the quitclaim deed from the Sandpiper and implied that the dispute would widen if that settlement was pursued. Perry advised commissioners from the two cities at the joint meeting that Cadence Bank would not agree to a partial quitclaim because such an action could require notice to the FDIC and the mortgage holders title insurer. The letter Perry referenced at the joint meeting but did not provide to the Holmes Beach Commission was from William C. Robinson Jr. In the letter, Robinson states, At the time the bank made the loan to Sandpiper, the underwriting appraisal and loan review process was based upon ownership of the entire property. Cadence Bank holds Sandpipers note and mortgage for $6 million in improvements, according to the Manatee County records, but whether the collateral includes the 50-foot-wide right of way is unclear. For the bank to thoroughly review this request, Robinsons letter said, (it) would require a current appraisal, revised survey and updated title search. He also the validity of the claims made by the city of Holmes Beach. As to the Holmes Beach proposed settlement, Robinson said it would involve the title insurance company. In any respect, the bank is not comfortable releasing its collateral. Robinson said Sandpiper and the cities could negotiate a settlement that would allow the bank to remain in priority position as the best alternative. VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 9 WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open 8-4ENTIRE FLEA MARKET OPEN 8AM-4PM Bring the Family, Spend the Day By Mark Young Reporter R ecent warm winter weather caused an eruption of multi-colored beach umbrellas to suddenly blossom across the white sands of C oquina Beach, a reminder that peak beach season is not far away. Hopes were high to have the renovated C oquina Beach concession building in Bradenton Beach open by the end of January to greet beachgoers through the tourist season. However, ongoing renovations to the 40-year-old structure and a need to train staff has pushed the grand opening back to early April. A ccording to M anatee C ounty P arks and R ecreation Department director Cindy T urner, the bulk of the renovation has been completed. T urner said the county has invested $350,000 in capital improvement funds to modernize the building with an additional $110,000 being funded by U nited Parks Service Inc., the agency which is doing the interior work. A ll of the $110,000-plus in improvements purchased by UPS will become property of the county once a cer noted the county is overseeing the construction progress. UPS tells us that they should be ready for a grand opening celebration by early April. M odernizing the 40-year-old building has been a Improvements also include a new state-of-the-art metal roof, storm-resistant windows, stainless steel countertops, new air conditioning and new electrical wiring. O ther new features include a wood serving deck, unisex bathroom, and new tables, chairs and umbrellas. T he interior was basically gutted, and all new cooking and serving equipment is being installed, said T urner, who noted that minor work and the issuance of the cer (UPS) wants at least 30 days after getting the cer for an operational shakedown that will allow staff to get used to the new equipment, structure and point-of-sales system, said T urner. issued by M arch, at which time staff will begin their training in anticipation of peak tourist season, which begins in the weeks before Easter.

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10 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER With special guest quartet;The PURSUITFloridas 2010 1st place mens barbershop quartet3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 18 $18 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 PAMPER YOUR SWEETHEART AT SALON SALON! Feb. 12 Dinner Theatre with bus: THE BIKINIS, Jersey Girls of 1964 $79 March 11 Dinner Theatre with bus: MY FAIR LADY $73 April 12 Dinner Theatre with bus: WHAT IS SUSANS SECRET? $69 May 3 Washington, D.C., 6-Day Motorcoach Trip from Bradenton$499 HURRY SPACE IS LIMITED! April 13, 2013, 7-night Bermuda Cruise $669 Nov. 7 Viking River Cruise 15 Days Grand European Tour $4,189 includes Tampa Air & All Port/Taxes Sail Amsterdam to Budapest on the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers*Shore excursions and drinks included at lunch and dinnerNov 25 Viking River Cruise 8 Days Rhine Getaway Tour $2,2933 includes Tampa Air & All Port/Taxes Sail Amsterdam to Basel on the beautiful Rhine*Shore excursions and drinks included at lunch and dinner 941-795-3900 www.fantasytravel.comFANTASY TRAVEL *Shore excursions and drinks included at lunch and dinner Island roadwatch, Feb. 8-15 A Florida Department of Transportation ban on oversize vehicles using the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789 remains in effect this week. The ban went into effect as part of a DOT bridge maintenance and repair project that required travel lanes to be reduced in width from 12 feet to 10 feet. Crews will be working day and night operations until Feb. 10. A DOT press release said any necessary lane cloplanned from 6 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Motorists should observe the 35-mph speed limit in effect during construction. The normal speed limit on the bridge is 45 mph. The draw will continue to open for boaters on demand. Completion of the project is expected in late April or early May, according to the DOT. In Holmes Beach, drainage repairs and improvements along the west side of Marina Drive and on adjoining streets from 60th Street to 79th Street west to Gulf Drive will continue for several months. The DOT plans intermittent westbound lane closures at night on State Road 684/Cortez Road beginning Feb. 6 from 127th Street West to 51st Street West for repair and replacement of drainage inlets and pipes. Whats next for Bradenton Beach city pier?By Mark Young Reporter loan undertaken by the city of Bradenton Beach. The loan was used to repair the pier following damage incurred during the 2006 hurricane season. Officials now are looking to the future and further repairs to the pier that were not necessarily storm-related. That direction was discussed during the monthly city pier meeting at Bradenton Beach city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale chairs the city pier committee, and looked to its members for the next step in pier renovations. We have a major issue coming up now that the pier loan is paid off, said Speciale. We are getting ready to go into our next phase of addressing pier structure. The issue was brought to the (Capital Improvement Projects) the scope of where to go and bring it to the commission from there. The city pier committee discussed priorities and possible costs. Speciale said work needs to be done on the pier decking, but the pilings near the restaurant are in bad shape, he said. scope are we going to do, and cost will obviously be a factor, he said. Are we going to do the whole top structure of the pier? Speciale said the city received a price quote two years ago that estimated the cost at $416,000 to replace the decking with new wood, or $529,000 for composite materials. funds we have and what we can do with that, said Speciale. While new decking is a priority, its more important to address the pilings, Speciale said. He said the city had a choice in choosing wood, concrete or composite, but Bradenton Beach building official Steve Gilbert raised concerns about work on the top of the pier before the pilings are done. Thats what we have to decide as a committee, said Speciale. When the restaurant was done, they went pilings after that, they didnt want to touch them because they were so bad. An option to possibly sleeve the pilings in epoxy was discussed. I dont know if (the pilings) are in good enough shape to do that, said Gilbert. Speciale said saltwater has penetrated cracks in the pilings and rusted the rebar. He said the priority should be the pilings. Whats the point of putting a half million dollars worth of decking in, when we need to change the pilings out? So we need to look at prioritizing, said Speciale. Gilbert said the city should remember that whatever decision is made, the pier is not insurable and the city would incur future repair costs. Its over state-owned water, so its not insurable, he said. One of the things we need to think about is what we can afford to replace if a storm comes through. Maybe this is an opportunity to look at a scaled back version of what we have now. Gilbert said costs could be lowered considerably by shaving the width of the pier by a couple of feet. Since any funding for a pier project would have to first be approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency committee, the city pier committee agreed the best step forward was to schedule a joint meeting with the CRA, city commission, and the city pier and CIP committees. We can either do it during one of their scheduled meetings or one of ours, said Speciale. Well do a oneagenda item meeting and just knock it out so we can we can get a scope of what we need to do. Friends nale

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 11 Island watch T o report information on a felony crime, call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. T o report information on an I sland crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807. Regardless of location, in the event of an emer gency, call 911. Streetlife Saturday Feb. 11 10-5 Sunday Feb. 12 10-4 ANNA MARIA ISLAND S arong c ompany ompany ACCOMMODA TIONS T ortuga Inn Beach & T radewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www .tortugainn.co m 941-778-661 1 www .tradewinds-resort.com Haley s Motel An Island jewel with 1950s charm and 21st century amenities. Perfect for all weddings and reunions. 941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824 www .haleysmotel.co m Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECT LY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s Island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.co m www .bungalowbeach.co m i.w edBEAUTY & WELLNESS Acqua A veda Salon Spa Store Hair nails, makeup, skin and massage for the bride and the entire bridal party 531 1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-5400 www .acquaaveda.co m CA TERING Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill & Restaurant W ell cater your af fair with Caribbean flair! 941-779-1930 www .bananacabanaseafood.co m JEWELR Y Bridge Street Jewelers The Island s full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beac h 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The finest wedding photography since 1980. Studio located at 315 58th St. Holmes Beach. Vi sit my W eb site at www 1 WEDDING/RECEPTIONS Rotten Ralph s Restaurants Now of fering catering and banquet facilities for weddings and private parties 941-778-3953. The Islander Wedding Directory TO ADVERTISE, CONT ACT IWED EXPERT TONI L 5 Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, & guest accommodations all in one location. www .queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.co m 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTER T AINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL A TTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily 941-792-3366 State adds new charge against Leonard A new armed burglary arrest warrant was issued Jan. 25 by the C lerk of C ourt of Manatee C ounty against C harles H. Leonard, 19, of Bradenton. Leonard was charged in multiple burglaries and stolen vehicle cases after leading three area law enforcement departments on an early morning search through Cortez in December. T he new warrant is in addition to 18 counts of unarmed burglaries to unoccupied vehicles following Leonards D ec. 19 arrest by the M anatee for the new charge at $10,000. Also on Jan. 25, 12th Judicial C ircuit C ourt Judge Janette D unnigan reduced Leonards bond on the burglary charges from $90,000 to $900, appointed to represent Leonard, claimed the prosecution failed to formally charge the defendant on the burglaries within 30 days of his arrest, and sought his release. R egardless of the bond reduction, Leonard is being held in jail without bond on a parole violation. According to prosecutor P amela Buha, Leonard will not be order. I n addition, still active against the defendant is $55,000 in bond on grand theft charges stemming from the Dec. 19 charges and prior incidents involving stolen vehicles, according to the Manatee County jail website. of the cases but, in others, the state is still investigating. Asked about the defense motion and bond reduction order, Buha said the defense was doing their job. Leonards arrest involved several units of the sher Palmetto police departments. was found inside the stolen vehicle Leonard had been seen driving through Cortez. After the arrest, he admit ted to stealing the car and other vehicles and confessed to numerous burglaries that day and on prior dates, the reports said. A ccording to court records, Leonard was on probation when he was arrested D ec. 19. T he probation stemmed from a previous conviction, which also involved a stolen car and police chase in August 2010. T hat probation was conditioned on Leonard not violating the law. O n Jan. 5, his bond was revoked due to the C ortez incidents, as well as three other violations in November and D ecember, all involving stolen vehicles, according rections. Leonards arraignment date on the new armed bur at the M anatee C ounty Judicial C enter, 1051 M anatee A ve. W., Bradenton. Island police blotterAnna Maria information. T wo men entered a business seeking donations for a drug rehabilitation program. A deputy informed the leader of the program that solicitors must register with city hall before soliciting. property. A wallet was found and placed into evidence. chief. A driver reported that when he attempted to pass a jogger on the roadway, the jogger struck his vehicles side mirror with a hard object causing minor damage. was reportedly stolen from the property. A ntiques and items valued at more than $10,000 were reported stolen from a residence sometime since December. Bradenton Beach glary. A complainant reported a global positioning system valued at $150 stolen from a vehicle between Jan. 23 and the next morning. burglary. A property manager reported someone entered broke into the washing machine and stole an unknown amount of money from its box and a bag of keys to resort rooms valued at $150. T he manager told police day, sat near the front window, and asked if the resort had a vacancy and left in an old car. theft. A recovery agent for a repossession company reported a stainless steel steering wheel, valued at $250, was taken from a repossessed boat sometime between Jan. 5 and Feb. 1. Cortez Holmes Beach reported stolen, and returned. Police initially responded to a report that two bicycles had been stripped off of a water pipe at a condo building. T he complainant said they had been locked to the pipe the day before, and when he returned the next morning, he found one of the two bicycles, a 26 red mens La Jolla beach cruiser valued at $120, missing. P olice report that it appeared the bikes were stripped off the pipe and locks strewn on the ground. The complainant told police he found a note lying next to the lock a bicycle store. P olice reported they called the number, which was listed as a bike store, but no one answered. O n F eb. 1, the complainant reported the missing bike had been returned. reported the Jan. 21 theft of his gun. He told police he left his luggage on the back porch of the residence when hours. His landlord and another man were outside working on a boat, and he had asked the landlord if he could leave his luggage on the porch. When he returned and looked through luggage, he discovered the missing gun, a C olt-government model .380, a magazine and pistol case, valued at $925. T he renter said he didnt make the police report until a week later because he didnt have his serial the renters luggage was out of town. televisions, valued at $1,700, and two wooden folding chairs were taken from a residence, according to its housekeeper. P olice report that the television sets and mounts were pulled out of the wall. T he housekeeper told police a painter hired by the owner also had been in the house. Police tried to contact the owner, but couldnt reach him.

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12 FEB. 8, 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) 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 .com941-778-2711 The Original Cortez soon to host 20,000-plus at CCFFBy Thomas Aposporos II Reporter Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, Cortez village will explode with people, music, art, seafood and fun for the 30th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. This years theme is Somethings Fishy in Cortez. The event, once held on crowded streets in the village, now is hosted by the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage alongside the Florida Maritime Museum, the grounds of the FISH Preserve and at John Banyas waterfront marina, including Cortez Bait & Seafood market and the Cortez Kitchen restaurant, all on 119th Street West. The festival has roots in the heritage of Cortez, a 97 historic buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. no more than a few hundred people to show up to their one-day event celebrating the spirit of the village with music, dancing and local seafood. Instead, they received more than 1,000 people. Today, expectations are higher, to say the least. Recent years have seen 20,000-25,000 people pour onto the village streets for the festival, which now lasts two days and features a large variety of attractions. This year, there are 19 local food vendors, local musicians covering many genres, a nautical arts and crafts show, as well as boat rides, marine life exhibits, tours of the FISH Preserve 95 acres of mangrove wetlands just east of Cortez village and other attractions. Though the event has grown since its humble start, it the beauty of the area and the bay waters that surround and support both the village and its primary industry Not only can visitors expect an education along with entertainment at the festival, but they can also know that proceeds go to support and enhance the FISH Preserve. For more information, visit g and to help at the festival, e-mail Debra Ibasfalean at villagelady27@verizon.ne t. and more info on the Cortez festival.AMICCO performs Mikado The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra will perform Gilbert and Sullivans opera The Mikado at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The cost is $20. Tickets may be purchased at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or online at www.amicco.or g. For additional information, call ticket manager Donna Misner at 941-778-8585.Pastel artist, exhibit come to gallery Pastel artist Diane Remington is Februarys featured artist at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Remington is a Minnesota transplant who spent much of her career involved with arts and art education. Her more recent work uses elements of the Cape Cod School of Impressionism, featuring landscapes and portraits with vibrant, glowing colors. For more information, call the gallery at 941-7786694.Harrys wine tasting to bene t Mote Harrys Continental Kitchens will host a wine-tasting the animal hospitals at Mote Marine Laboratory. Admission is $10 and includes an international selection of wines and an hors doeuvre buffet. The event will be held at Harrys, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For more information, call 941-383-0777.Mermaids featured in free art demo Barbara Hines will demonstrate how to paint mermaids with watercolor 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 11, at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information, call the gallery at 941-7786649.Kiwanis Club hosts sweetheart band, dance The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club will host its annual Big Band Sweetheart Dance 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the Center. Checks should be made payable to the Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Center at 941-778-1908.Preserve hosts wild romance event The Manatee County Natural Resources Department will host a wildly romantic evening event at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Guests are invited to celebrate Valentines Day 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, a day early, with a naturalist-led tour and dessert prepared by a local chef. Hikers will enjoy sunset views from Robinson Preserves observation tower and learn about the courting strategies of the preserves resident wildlife. The Valentine hike is suitable for ages 16 and older and reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, call 941-748-4501, ext. 4605.Sandpiper club walks to raise funds The Suncoast Sandpipers Club is holding a fundraising walk along the streets and beach of north Anna Maria Island 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11. Registration will be held until 11 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The cost to walk is $2 for participants over the age of 12. A map and directions will be provided for the selfguided routes. Routes are paved, and some beach walking is optional. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. For more information, call Doug Reynolds at 941794-5094. Valentine giving to ACS Feeling Swell Surf Bar and Family Restaurant, 9903 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, will host a Valentines Day event Feb. 14. The event includes a wine tasting, silent auction, steel drum music by John Moher and the $10 entry fee will go to the North End Merchants Association Relay for Life fundraising team. The relay event will be held in May at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. For information, call 941-896-7879.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 13 Island happenings WINE FLIGHTST rolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 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 $10 OFFany purchase of $30 or moreOne coupon per person. Not good on previous purchases. Valid thru Feb. 14, 2012. Mister RobertsLadies and Mens Resortwear S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941-778-4505 Writers meet, share work Members of the Gulf Coast Writers will meet and Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Anyone interested in creative writing is welcome to attend. For more information, call 941-778-7631.Theives Market to feature sweetheart bake sale The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host its monthly Thieves Market at Coquina Beach at the southern end of Bradenton Beach, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The Privateers Thieves Market resembles a flea market, with vendors selling housewares, jewelry, antiques, toys and fresh produce. This month there will be a bake sale, including a variety of tasty treats for Valentines Day. The Privateers ship, Skullywag, will be on site and Privateers will be selling grilled burgers and hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob for a buc-an-ear and John Redbeard Swagger will be on hand with his Big Johns Famous Barbecue. To apply for a booth or for more information, call Mary Zuchniewicz at 941-722-3212.Craft show to bene t butter y park By Mark Young Reporter If men really are from Mars and women are from Venus, chances are good that shopping for a gift that says I love you isnt a skill taught to young Martians. As the most romantic day of the year approaches, through anxious minds. Fortunately there is help availand Crafts Show. The show will take place on the Holmes Beach city 11, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12. the festival was born out of a need to raise money for the park and TNT Events desire to promote Island festivals. Ambrose said the festival will include, hand-crafted jewelry, plants, pottery, stained-glass crafts, bath products, purses, apparel and more. You can never lose with a great piece of jewelry, said Ambrose. There will be plenty of other great items for your valentine, as well or just bring your valentine out to the show for a great time and great music. The music duo of Patchouli, a music duo of Bruce and Julie Patchouli, will once again be entertaining the festival crowd. (Patchouli) has a following at our shows and people love to come out and hear their music, said Ambrose. Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair to relax and listen to great music. Ambrose said to bring an appetite, too. The show will have plenty of food. We have ordered hundreds of dollars in plants, so the garden will soon be in full bloom again, she said. We greatly appreciate TNT Events and all they do for Ambrose said hopes are high to have a deck installed in the garden in time for an April arts and crafts show. Planning for the park included a gazebo, but Ambrose said that goal may have been a lofty one. She said the deck is her alternative plan. We had hoped to build a gazebo, but the metal roof and tie downs get very expensive, said Ambrose. It is a public structure on public property on a barrier island, so you just cant build a cute gazebo. Ambrose said a deck with seating will provide a place for people to relax and enjoy the garden. More importantly, she said, the funding is in place now to install a deck. We are just going to go ahead with funds we have and build a nice deck with seating and it will look nice The butterfly park was established in 1999 by Ambrose and Connie Hodgson, with cooperation from the city of Holmes Beach. It has since been a work in progress. Funding raised through festivals, donations and brick sales have helped pay for plants and the deck, according to Ambrose. Some proceeds, after expenses, she said, tion-Manasota Chapter. While she did not provide an amount of money each varies depending on the success of the festival and TNTs festival costs. Pirates of Coquina

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14 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, Feb 8 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Annual Wisconsin Day party and potluck lunch 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. 1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. Thursday, Feb. 9 2 p.m. Pam Fortenberry will lecture about dolphins at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 3-5 p.m. Chorus and Orchestra featuring the Gulf Drive Band at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7788585. Fee applies. 8-11 p.m. Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club Big Band Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Friday, Feb. 10 4-6 p.m. Reception for artist Anne Abgott at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7781906. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception for artist Diane Remington at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception for artists Mariarosa and Roger Rockefeller at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Saturday, Feb. 11 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market and bake sale at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Suncoast Sandpiper Club fundraising walk starts at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. 9:30 a.m. AMIgami, the Island origami club, meets at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 10 a.m.-noon Barbara Hines demonstrates painting mermaids with watercolors at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657. Sunday, Feb. 12 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657. 2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra performs The Mikado opera at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-8585. Fee applies. 7 p.m. Forever Irish starring Andy Cooney at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies. Tuesday, Feb. 14 5-7 p.m. The Islander Promise Day event at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978. Wednesday, Feb. 15 Noon Anna Maria Garden Club presents Caring for Orchids with Olivia Gruen at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-795-2370. 2 p.m. Brian Hersh of the Asolo Repertory Theatre will speak at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Ongoing: Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-7853. at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-4400. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Center, 103 23 St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-9060668. Off-Island Friday, Feb. 10 8-10 a.m. Silent stroll through coastal mangroves at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941742-5757. Saturday, Feb. 11 9-10:30 a.m. Sneak peek tour of Neal Preserve, 12301 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501. 9-11 a.m. Winter wonder garden tour through DeSoto National Memorial Park, 8250 DeSoto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524. 7 p.m. Wine tasting to help fight crime with Manatee Crimestoppers at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-2732. Fee applies. Sunday, Feb. 12 10 a.m. Jazz worship service featuring Al Hixon and his band at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491. Monday, Feb. 13 6-8 p.m. Finding romance in nature Valentines Day event at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501. Wednesday, Feb. 15 4:30-6:30 p.m. tory at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-0777. Fee applies. 7-8 p.m. Artinsight-Sarasota artists reception at the Players Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-3652494. Coming Up: Save the Date: Island Community Center. Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org. Please include time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. Ready to make the switch? Would you switch for superior quality and service at a better price? If so, call me for exclusive business-to-business Brighthouse internet/phone/ cable specials. Need computer help? If I dont have your answers, I know someone who will. Start to nish and continuing support...e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comREFERENCES AVAILABLE 2710 Gulf Drive N. Holmes Beach 941.778.1010, toll free 800.206.6293 www.cedarcoveresort.com email: info@cedarcoveresort.com Directly on the beach! 5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941.929.1850 www.abcrental.com WE RENT presents Valentines Day, Feb. 14, on the beach at AMI Beach Cafe featuring nuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception with wedding cake and entertainment at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee County Beach. Register 5 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. Dinner, Entertainment & Dancing to follow ceremony on the beach.Promise Certi cate, $10. Registration/Information: The Islander, 941-778-7978, or promiseday@islander.org Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Gilbert said laws and ordinances are designed to be meet special exception criteria or not, I could put two attorneys in here and they could argue that conclusion all day long, he said. Whether its a board of adjustments recommendation or a special master ruling, the two processes have one thing in common. Most people have a love-hate relationship with both the board of adjustments and a special master, said Gilbert. In every case, no matter the ruling, someone is not going to be happy. Gilbert said the process should always come down to fairness, and the proceeding should allow all facts to be brought forward through evidence and testimony. Bradenton Beach moved away from the board of adjustments process approximately three years ago in favor of the special master option. While the city lost its Jan. 17 case, Gilbert said it was a fair and impartial process, however, he said the city works diligently to avoid it reaching that level. Variance requests are fairly typical, he said. But weve only had to use the special master three or four times in the last three years. We work with property they want to be. Thats easier to do on preconstruction rather than existing structures. The Jan. 17 hearing, presided over by Special Master tion was decided in Bradenton Beach through the special master process. Property owner William Wisneski was successful in receiving a variance to extend a secondprocess of using a special master is a fair one. Using an expert in state laws and city ordinances, he said, alleviates the burden of using a volunteer board, such as the board of adjustment. At this point our board of adjustments is down to two people, said Gilbert. No one will volunteer. With the special master, you get a fair hearing and you dont get the emotion of neighbor versus neighbor. A board of adjustments is not a quasi-judicial entity, as is a special master. Gilbert said the board of adjustments is strictly, a recommendation board he said. (A board of adjustment) decision would go to the variance appeals always involve personal property rights, there are always going to be some legal questions raised, which gets the city attorney or another attorney involved, then the staff has to get legal advice. Gilbert said while the city incurs costs for using a special master over a voluntary board, its at that point where using a special master becomes more cost effective. It winds up being cheaper to have a special master do it, said Gilbert. Its a more streamlined, cost-effective way for the city to provide due process, but sometimes you agree and sometimes you dont like it at all. Following a special master ruling, the city or the applicant reserves the right to take the decision to court. Gilbert said there are times when that is necessary, but didnt feel the Wisneski outcome was worthy of spending taxpayer money. He pointed out that variance rulings do not set precedent. Each case is unique, he said. Bradenton Beachs decision to use the special master process is a trend that many cities like Anna Maria are considering or have already transitioned. unteer for a board of adjustment, said Gilbert. People so more and more cities are moving to the special master types of format. Gilbert said the format gives those making variance of due process and you dont get stuck with one administrator sitting behind a desk stonewalling everything, he said. Community notices, events Attention community organization representawelcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 17 Peruse our great collection of vintage hats DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment V alentines Day is just around the corner and these your sweetheart something unique, maybe handcrafted, It always feels good to shop local and buy local. So stop in and get shopping! Giving Back in Holmes Beach has moved, but only one door over. Come check out the expanded space and all the new stuff. And remember, when you shop at Giving Back, you get some awesome deals and all proceeds go to local charities. Steffs Stuff on Longboat Key has moved to The Centre Shops. Shes excited about the new digs and has all Mexico Drive, Unit 101., Longboat Key. The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than 50 dealers offering vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of the areas top stops, and we always enjoy shopping the unique offerings. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Antiques wants you to know they have tons of fabulous new stock for both men and women, Mad Men Style! Stop in and buy your sweetie some luxurious lingerie for Valentines Day. While youre there, be sure to check out their new outdoor garden and indoor potting shed, bring a garden plant and receive a coupon for 20 percent off one item in the store. Tide and Moon also has moved to Pine Avenue. then stop in again Feb. 17 for the book signing with both author and illustrator. The Adventures of Rusty and Hazel, written by Laura Shely and illustrated by Dee Pastorius. What a Find! is the sort of fabulous quality consignthey are looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and new appointments daily, the content in the shop is constantly changing! Check it out! And youll be saying Wow, What a Find! Community Thrift Shop has an awesome collecthe price. They are open 10-4 Monday-Friday, and 10-2 Saturdays. Happy Valentines Day and happy shopping... Be sure to tell our friends, The Islander sent me! R etro R osie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SA T 10-4V intage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful W edding Gowns and Accessories V intage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. E. 941-708-0913CobwebsAntiques and Mor e AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store 5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-2 What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & Treasures LCBUY~SELL~CONSIGNMENT941.383.1901rive Unit 101 L Jewelry Tide and Moon Remember your sweetheart! VALENTINES DAY FEB. 14 the perfect remembrance is the Anna Maria Island Sterling & Pearl Pendant. Exclusively at Tide & Moon.Also, sweet selections in our heart-shaped collection... BB amends open-air dining ordinanceBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach restaurants will now enjoy less restriction on open-air dining areas, but concerns remain over one key change in the citys ordinance. At their Feb. 2 meeting, Bradenton Beach commisthe citys open-air dining ordinance. As part of the line-item changes to the ordinance, ing ordinance and that has some local business owners concerned about the future. No objections were raised in regards to relaxing open-air dining restrictions, but concerns were expressed during public comment that visitors to Anna Maria Island come for the tranquility of the Island and, if they wanted entertainment, they should go elsewhere. The commissioners called upon Bradenton Beach cer Steve Gilbert to discuss their options. Gilbert said the commissioners had two options. You can leave it for everyone so its fair, or strike wind up being a nuisance issue and become a regulatory issue. Gilbert said city staff is looking at how other cities handle similar noise ordinances, but I can promise you it will be challenging to work through. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said by removing the door dining ordinance, he said. It becomes an outdoor entertainment issue. The ordinance amendment proposal surfaced at the request of the Beach Street Bistro, which sought to install a wood-burning pizza oven at its ground-level outdoor dining area. Much of the commissions attention focused on the cooperation of the Bistro, but the ordinance will impact the city, commissioners said. Gilbert said the commissioners could pass the ordiwithout restriction and add standards that would address the potential for noise at a later date. Mr. Gatehouse spoke on the long-term consequences, said Gilbert. Do you want to have open dining or open entertainment? You have to consider what that must have standards. If you dont, all of Bridge Street and Gulf Drive could be entertainment districts, rather than restaurants. The commissioners voted to pass the amenddirected Gilbert and his staff to begin immediate work on developing standards to regulate potential noise issues. The commissioners also unanimously approved an easement and beach access at the John R. Chappie Gulfside Park, 1402 Gulf Drive N., which would provide a 4-foot-wide walkway to the beach. The request was made by the Bermuda Bay Condominium Association. The condos are across from the park. Their request is common sense, said Gilbert. Thats our easement, so rather than create it in another place, I would like the easement where it is. The commissioners then divided over the wording of the ordinance that would require removal of Australian pine trees in the area. Commissioner Gay Breuler said she did not want to give up the trees, saying, They have been here for a 100 years. They are as native as they are going to get. I have no problem to approve the easement, but I would like to strike the part about removing the trees. Gilbert said the commissioners could pass the easement request and the issue of the trees could be taken up during the landscaping phase of the project. motion to read not to unnecessarily remove trees. 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18 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER 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 TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell benacooper@aol.com WINTER FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items, Get 1 FREE Are Your Dentures Ruling Your Life? Solution: Denture ImplantsNew Patient Special* FREE FIRST VISITcomprehensive exam, x-rays and consultationFree second opinion, No CatchesCrowns 2 or more, $599 each(Molars only) Regular $899CALL THE OFFICE FOR DETAILS*Appointment must be made by March 7, 2012Dr. Phanith Keo, DMD, PAEmergencies and Walk-ins Welcome*The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to pay, cancel or be reimbursed for payment for any service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the ad for free, discounted or reduced fee, service, examination or treatment. Keodental.com Now Accepting New Patients* Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org Park-beach improvements FWC adds more sharks to protected listBy Rick Catlin Reporter The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comsharks and great hammerheads in January to its protected list. The addition means those shark species are protected from recreational and commercial harvest. In November, the FWC approved the management change to further protect these top predators. An FWC press release said the sharks can still be caught and released in state waters, which extend to 9 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. There is no prohibition on harvesting the sharks in federal waters, which extend from 9 miles offshore to 200 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. The release said the FWC has started an educational that increase the survival rate of sharks that are caught and released, while ensuring the safety of the anglers targeting them. The techniques include the use of heavy tackle to device to safely remove hooks; use of non-stainless the use of off-set circle hooks to avoid gut-hooking a Florida waters are considered essential habitat for these and other species of sharks, especially juveniles and pregnant females, the release said. Since 1992, the FWC has had a one-shark-per-person rule and a two-sharks-per-vessel daily bag limit for all recreational and commercial harvesters. The FWC also About two dozen sharks are on Floridas protected shark species list and are catch-and-release only in Florida waters.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 19 ObituariesIrene Neville Bystrom Irene Neville Bystrom of Holmes Beach was born July 1, 1918, in Lincoln, Neb., and died at home Feb. 1, 2012. She was born in the Nebraska governors mansion while her father, Gov. M. Keith Neville, served the state. She grew up in North Platte, Neb., and attended public school in North Platte, Pass-a-Grille, Fla., and St. Petersburg, Fla. She earned an associated arts certificate in 1937 from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and in 1939, a bachelor of science in education degree from the University of Nebraska, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. After graduation, she was selected to be a countess for the 1940 Aksarben Ball. Irene taught school in Ashland, Neb., before moving to Los Angeles in 1940 to attend the Sawyer Business School. In California, she met Roy Victor Bystrom, a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They were married July 25, 1942, in Las Vegas. After the war, the couple resided in his hometown of Longview, Wash., before returning to North Platte to raise their family. Mrs. Bystrom was involved in the Parent Teacher Association and served as a Camp Fire leader and Cub Scout den mother. She became active in the North Platte community, participating in the Episcopal Church Women, DAR, CAR, PEO, AAUW and the League of Women Voters. She taught Sunday school and assisted in fundraising efforts to preserve Buffalo Bills Scouts Rest Ranch and convert it into a state historical park. She also served the campaign to create the Americas Twentieth Century Veterans Memorial in North Platte. She also served Nebraska as an appointed member of the Nebraska Higher Education Facilities Act Commission, the Nebraska Tourism Committee and the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education. An avid sportswoman, Mrs. Bystrom enjoyed huntChampionship in 1964. In 1981, Mrs. Bystrom and her sisters Mary Nel Sieman, Frances Newberry and Virginia Robertson donated to the community the Fox Theater, North Platte, which had been built by their father. It became the Neville Center for the Performing Arts. The Neville sisters were honored with Cody Scout Awards for their contribution. A lifelong Democrat, Mrs. Bystrom was active in all levels of the Nebraska Democratic Party. She served as chair of the Lincoln County (Neb.) Democratic Party. She was a political organizer who worked tirelessly in many successful campaigns, including those for Governors Frank B. Morrison, J. James Exon and Bob Kerry. She served as chair of the Nebraska Women for John F. Kennedy in 1960. She was a member of the Nebraska Democratic Central Committee from 1960-68 and served as vice-chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party 1964-68 and co-chair of the Phyllis Dean Arrison Phyllis Dean Arrison, 85, of Bradenton Beach, died Feb. 2. She was born in Washington, D.C., and came to Bradenton in 1993 from Lakewood, N.Y. There will be no services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory-26th Street Chapel, Bradenton is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota FL 34238. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.co m. Mrs. Arrison is survived by son Douglas William and wife Doi of Washington, D.C.; daughters Dale Grossman of Ithaca, N.Y., Lynn and husband Chip Harrison of Morristown, N.J., Holly G. of Erie, Pa., Elizabeth and husband Roger Hurd of Amherst, N.H.; brothers John Dean and wife Shirley of Bradenton, Ralph Dean and wife Pam of Bradenton Beach; sisters Priscilla Painter of Reston, Va., Lois Courtney of Washington, D.C.; and 10 grandchildren. Nebraskans for Robert Kennedy campaign in 1968. In 1966, Mrs. Bystrom led a delegation to Washington, D.C., for the National Democratic Womens Conference hosted by the White House; and attended the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In recognition of her political activism, she was honored with a brick in the Plaza of Heroines at Carrie Chapman Catt Hall and the establishment of the Rice-Neville internship program, both at Iowa State University. In 2006, she published her memoir, Tagging Along, as a gift to her children. Memorial donations may be made to the Roy and Irene Bystrom Fund of the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1321, North Platte NE 69103; Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, 2213 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach FL 34217; the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, 115 10th Ave., St Petersburg FL 33706; or to the donors choice. A sunset celebration of her life was held Monday, Feb. 6, in Holmes Beach and burial will be with her husband at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Neb. Mrs. Bystrom is survived by her children, Patricia Trowbridge and husband Daniel of Coronado, Cal., Keith and wife Dianne of Ames, Iowa, and Dr. William and wife Jeannie of Holmes Beach; grandchildren Mollie StansburyLecomte and husband Ludovic of Paris, France; Christopher of Chicago; Elizabeth of Ames, Iowa; Logan, Connor and Trevor of Holmes Beach; and great-grandchild Prudence Irene Lecomte of Paris, France.Rev. John Clawson Bonser The Rev. John Clawson Bonser, 73, of Bradenton, died Jan. 29. He was born May 15, 1938. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1959. He received both a Bachelor of Divinity degree and a Master of Sacred Theology degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. He was ordained by the United Lutheran Church in America in 1962, and served three parishes in Pennsylvania. After moving to Bradenton in 1977, he became a registered investment advisor with Raymond, James and AssociThe Rev. Bonser was an avid photographer and a co-op member of Island Gallery West for many years. He was an active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach, and was involved with All Island Denominations and Inquiring Minds. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Inurnment will be in the Gloria Dei memorial garden. Memorial donations may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.co m. Arrangements are by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton. The Rev. Bonser is survived by wife Susan; son Donald; daughter Amy and husband Matt Valenzisi; stepdaughter Margretta Goodis; stepson William and wife Alyson Karow; brother Curtis and wife Jane; sister-in-law Catherine Raymond; grandchildren Sarah, Robert, Chase and Graham; and other extended family members and many friends. Island real estate sales sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home with pool built in 1970 on a 95x115 lot was sold 01/13/12, Rivellini to Purcell for $617,500; list $645,000. sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1979 on a 50x121 lot for $445,900; list $499,000. 1906 Gulf Drive N., Unit 205, Bradenton Beach, a 1,096 1985 was sold 01/13/12, Theohary to Reese for $390,000; list $424,900. 213 67th St., Unit 5, Blue Lagoon, Holmes Beach, a 01/12/12, Haka Ventures LLP to St. Albans Warehouse Company for $370,000; list $399,000. 113 Eighth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,008 sfla / 1,725 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot was sold 01/12/12, Venaleck to Johnson for $293,500; list $329,000. 107 Eighth St. S., Unit 3, Island Getaway, Bradenton Beach, a 420 sfla 1bed/1bath condo built in 1940, sold 01/11/12, Federal Home Loan Mortgage to Mark Anthony Arcidiacono Realty LLC for $87,000; list $94,500. In the event of a tie, the winner is chosen by draw. THE DECISION IS FINAL.

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20 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER (941) 778-6641(941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY VISIT OUR WEBSITE! www.TheFeastRestaurant.com The Feast Restaurant Looking for the best news? Look no further Chamber nixes residential wedding parties By Rick Catlin Reporter T he A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce is doing its part to keep wedding parties and receptions out of residential areas. Chamber administrator Deb Wing and wedding festival committee member Katy Dimick met Jan. 29 with May 4-6 to provide an update on the events progress. Wing said brides and grooms at the festival who book an I sland wedding will be advised to hold their parties and receptions at commercial locations. The chamber is taking a pro-active stance to direct all parties and receptions away from residential areas, Wing said. We will politely advise them no to holding a party in a residential area, she said. T he chamber also will distribute a pamphlet of dos and donts for an A nna M aria I sland wedding that includes the advisory against holding wedding parties at vacation rental homes. Wing and the wedding festival committee are encour aging chamber members that book wedding accommodations to direct the reception or bachelor/bachelorette party toward a commercial operation. Wedding parties in residential areas of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach have raised concerns from residents affected by loud noise and parking problems, as well as Chamber members at the meeting agreed that par ties and receptions should be discouraged in residential neighborhoods, Wing said. Chamber board member David T eitelbaum said its only a few of the estimated 1,500 weddings held on A nna Maria Island every year that give the others a bad rap. T eitelbaum, who owns the T ortuga, Seaside, T radewinds and T ropic Isle resorts in Bradenton Beach, said his properties host nearly 200 weddings a year. We are discouraging wedding parties from intruding into neighborhoods, he said. Wedding parties can be held at motel-zoned accom modations and a catering service or on-site restaurant can be engaged for food and beverages, T eitelbaum said. E ntertainment also can be kept to an acceptable noise level, he added. A long with the chambers effort to keep weddings from intruding in residential areas, many of the Islands property rental agents have agreed to a list of best practices for the industry, including prohibitions on par ties. Wing said the chamber wants to avoid adding to the recent complaints by residents against the vacation rental industry. I n other festival business, Wing said quite a few people have signed up to attend the festival, along with 23 vendors. Last years festival attracted more than 300 years event. Wing said shes pushing pre-registration in advertising. Several years ago, almost 200 people showed up to register when the event began. Last year, the festival had 70 vendors, but Wing said that was too many for the event. This year, just 50 vendors will be invited to lessen the overload of informa tion to the bride and groom. T he 2012 festival is a three-day, two-night affair designed to get heads in beds for the weekend during a traditionally slow month for Island tourism. Last years festival was in F ebruary and many bridal modations. This years event begins with a party at Martini Bistro-Fins Bar in Holmes Beach Friday, May 4. Registra tion is May 4-5, with Saturday, May 5, open for leisure activities. Sunday, M ay 6, bridal groups will tour nine locations to collect information from vendors offering tography and other wedding-related services. A map of A nna M aria I sland, including the vendor locations and other services offered will be provided to each registrant. T he lead sponsors of the 2012 festival include A cqua A veda Salon and Spa, Village C afe at R osedale, G ulf D rive C afe, T ortuga R esort, BeachHouse R estaurant and Bridgewalk Resort, among others.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 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 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! 11:30 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FULL LIQUOR AND DINING SERVICE Come check out our super NEW menu! WELL BLOW YOU AWAY! 941.778.5788 REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes! Tue @ 7:30 Rock n Roll Wed @ 7.30: The Wheedles Thur @ 7.30: Gumbo Boogie Band Fri @ 8: KARAOKE with Jim & Dee S at @ 6:30: Don Hunsinger Sun @ 6:30 Island Swing Band Eat like Eat like drink like drink like a Brit at a Brit at Pelican Pelican Fun Entertainment! Fun Entertainment! Monday Night 7 pm Valentines Dinner Dixieland Jazz Reservations recommended. Sandbar, BeachHouse win wedding awards T he Sandbar R estaurant in A nna M aria and the BeachHouse R estaurant in Bradenton Beach, both part of the E d C hiles trio of restaurants, have been selected by WeddingWire to receive its Brides Choice award for 2012 for best ceremony and reception venues in M anatee and Sarasota counties. WeddingWire offers an online bridal community, planner, checklist and wedding reviews. Selection is release from WeddingWire said. With the awards, the restaurants are recognized among the top 5 percent of ceremony and venue loca tions in the United States and Canada. Sandbar marketing director C aryn Hodge was pleased with the awards. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire.com, Hodge said. Because of the positive feedback, the restaurants received the Brides Choice awards for 2012, she said. For more information on the restaurants, call 941779-2222 or 941-778-0444.Salon seeks help for women Salon Salon, 3612 E Bay D rive, Holmes Beach, is hosting a F ebruary fundraiser to help the Womens Resource Center of Manatee aid its clients. C o-owner A nnie P etitt said the Womens R esource C enter needs quality, professional items for to help women turn their lives around. P etitt, co-owner N ikita F osmore and the Salon Salon stylists are collecting skirts, slacks, blouses, T -shirts, suits, professional wear, dresses, gowns and formal wear, shorts, belts, handbags, shoes and briefcases to donate to the center. Well have a drop-off box here all F ebruary for people to bring items they no longer use, Petitt said. C ontributors dont have to be Salon Salon clients, she said, anyone with a big heart can donate. T he Womens R esource C enter helps women get back on their feet, get training and education and get restarted in life, and we believe thats something everyone can support, Petitt said. Salon Salon has held a number of fundraising efforts In November 2011, the salon raised more than $800 for the M offitt C ancer R esearch C enter by offering chances for three baskets of beauty products. For more information, call 941-778-0400.Chamber hosts breakfast, reception The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will day, Feb. 8, at the Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. T he cost of the breakfast is $8 and members are encouraged to bring guests. Reservations are required. F rom 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, F eb. 22, the chamber will hold its monthly business card exchange at the Harbour Island development sales and reception center on Perico Island. Harbour Isle is on Manatee A venue about 200 yards east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge approach. Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest. Reservations are recommended, but not required. F or more information or to make a reservation for chamber events, call 941-778-1541.Realty raves M ike N orman R ealty, 3101 G ulf D rive, Holmes Beach, has named Carla Beddow as its top listing agent for January, while the top sales agent award went to Kathy Caserta. For more information, call 941-778-3823. Click! welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives. Send notices and photographs to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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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 Caribbean RestaurantTROLLEY DOWN TO STOP 32 SOUTH ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONLY CARIBBEAN-STYLE RESTAURANT. Lunch Tues-Sun 11:30-3:30 Dinner nightly til 10 ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONLY ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONLY MACADAMIA-ENCRUSTED GROUPER! VALENTINES DINNER LIVE MUSIC Wed. Chuck Caudill 6-9 Korean War vet, inventor Bill Huber of Holmes Beach has never regretted a minute of his service to the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Although his claim to fame is the design of the eighttrack tape music system for automobiles that became popular in the late 1960s, Huber believes his real achievement is that he went into the Army in 1952 as a kid, and came out a young man who knew what he wanted to do with his life. Still in high school at Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill., when the Korean War started in 1950, Huber the president came in 1952 when was enrolled at the University of Illinois. After infantry training, Huber took the test for mechanical automotive training and scored a 100. He had always been interested in mechanics and motors, he said. With that grade, he was asked if he wanted to be an instructor at the school, rather than going to Korea. I jumped at the chance. It wasnt a promotion, but party) for the school. I didnt have to do guard duty, KP, nor any cleanup details. It was pretty great for a young kid. During his units annual general inspection, Huber was giving a lesson on the ignition system for the twoand-a-half-ton truck. Unbeknownst to him, a colonel on the inspection team had walked in the back door and was listening to Hubers instructions. After the class, the colonel told Huber his was the best instruction on ignition systems he had ever heard, and promised to write a commendation note in Hubers True to his word, the colonel entered the commendation. Unfortunately, Huber recalled, the colonel also discovered Huber wasnt permanently stationed at the school, but was being listed by the school as held for further training, as a means to keep him as an instructor. Thats how the school got around having to send me to Korea, but it meant I wasnt permanently assigned to the school. The colonel must have blown a head gasket, Huber said, because a few days later, he was told to pack his gear. He was on his way to the war. Huber left in the fall of 1952 for Korea, crossing the people. He arrived at Inchon, which had been liberated by U.S. forces in 1950, in the middle of winter. He was sent to a replacement station, given a pair of rubber boots and told to get some sleep in a tent. The diesel heater didnt work and the temperature outside was about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, he recalled. Anybody who was in Korea will tell you those winters were cold as hell, and the Army was always screwing up the winter uniforms you were supposed to have. He also remembered how the company commander said the men would have hot meals every day. We had to go outside to the mess tent, where there was no room to sit. You got your chow and ran back to your tent and your food was frozen by then. Huber was eventually assigned to the 25th Division, 14th Infantry Regiment motor pool. The unit was about a mile back of the front lines. The men slept in tents with no heaters and worked on vehicles outdoors in the cold. A few days after his arrival, the motor pool was shelled by some enemy artillery and got orders to pack up and move out. The enemy was attacking. The company had to drive its vehicles on unpaved, roads that were either frozen or had turned to slush and mud, making driving almost impossible. And as soon as spring came, the roads turned to dust. Thats when you began to smell the rice paddies, Huber said. The Koreans used human manure to fertilize their rice paddies. The joke in Korea, Huber recalled, was that the only difference between a rice paddy and an outhouse was that some outhouses had roofs. Korea was often called the land of the morning calm and some of the most god-awful smells you ever came across in your life, he remembered. Still, the motor pool was better than the front lines, and Huber was soon promoted to acting sergeant in charge of the motor pool mechanics. To get a real promotion to sergeant, he had to pass the mechanics test. After his test was graded, he was told

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 23 Monday, Feb. 13 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Nachos, Burrito, Refried Beans, Carrots, Applesauce. Tuesday, Feb. 14 Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Bagel, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Pasta with Meat Sauce, Breadstick, Salad, Sliced Peaches. Wednesday, Feb. 15 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Hamburger, Potato Smiles, Veggie Dippers, Sliced Pears, Birthday Cupcake. Thursday, Feb. 16 Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Student Planned Menu. Friday, Feb. 17 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, Shrimp Poppers, Sweet Potato Coins, Corn, Fruit Cocktail. 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 8-12N 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 Mac McC onnell 7-10 F eb. 10 Ted S tevens 7-10 Peacekeepers 7-10 Will S cott 5-8 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 11:30-9:30Stone crab dinners start at $2299 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. 15, 2012 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 YOURE GOING TO LOVE BRIDGE STREET BISTROOverlooking the Beach & Gulf Four-Star Food Moderately Priced Serving Dinner Nightly Banquet Facilities with a Great View class and I know those are the right answers. Sure enough, when his answers were double-checked, he had aced the test. was good duty, but Huber next had to learn how to get from the supply depot in Seoul. Huber recalled the sergeant telling him that the next time he had to go to Seoul for supplies, to make sure he had a spare quart of bourbon for the supply sergeant. The advice worked and Huber soon had all the parts he needed. But Huber was too good for the motor pool and was transferred to battalion headquarters to drive for the battalion S-2 major. F rom then on, it was all spit and polish and you had to watch yourself around all those headquarters types, Huber remembered. But Huber got along well with the major and he didnt spend much time behind the front lines and the U ntil one night when driving alone down a road, a military policeman ordered him to stop. Just about that time the C hi C om artillery came screaming in, blowing up the road in front of Huber. I f the military police hadnt stopped Huber, theres no tell ing what would have happened, he said. In late June 1953, a truce was declared and a cease enough points, Huber opted to return to the U nited States and take his discharge. He didnt tell his parents he was coming home. He remembers walking up to his house, knocking on the door, and watching as his mom get the biggest surprise of her life. A fter his discharge, Huber returned to college and studied mechanical engineering, graduating in 1957. He then took a job as a machine designer with KimberleyC larke in Wisconsin. He also met his wife at this time. F rom there, he got a job with M otorola, designing eight-track player. T hats my real claim to fame, Huber said. T he eight-track became very popular in automobiles. He also got in on the dawn of the computer age, designing memory system tapes for home computers, then formed a company called I ntellitech that designed home computer systems using digital microprocessing. Huber and his partners sold the company and he then worked for the new owners as the plant manager in Deland, Fla. He retired to Holmes Beach in 1991. Korea was the forgotten war. When I came back, some people had to ask me where Korea was. But I have no regrets. I t wasnt glamorous duty, but it helped me when I went back to college. A nd I came back a young man who knew how to get things done, who knew how to work with people, and I knew what I wanted to do. G oing to Korea and doing my duty is something I m proud of and always will be, Huber concluded. I wasnt any hero. Just an average G.I. who grew up a lot in Korea. Bill Huber is a proud and not forgotten member of the Forgotten Generation. Hot spots off the beach 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A nna M aria I sland Historical Society M useum, 402 Pine A ve. Gulf Drive. Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach. N. Drive (ask at the shop for the password). 5313 Gulf Drive. Drive.

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24 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointment 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 marinedocktor@msn.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock! Prices sta rt at just $15/ho ur pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Ca pta in Don Meilne rHave fun c rs! 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 Moon Feb. 8 12:46p 1.3 6:19 -0.5 5:47 0.4 Feb. 9 12:04 2.0 1:05 1.5 6:48 -0.3 6:38 0.4 Feb. 10 12:53 1.8 1:30 1.6 7:1 -0.1 8:33 -0.1 Feb. 11 1:47 1.6 1:59 1.8 7:45 0.1 8:33 -0.1 Feb. 12 2:50 1.3 2:34 1.9 8:11 0.4 9:44 -0.2 Feb. 13 4:10 1.0 3:15 2.0 8:34 0.6 11:07 -0.2 Feb. 14 6:26 0.8 4:07 2.0 8:43 0.7 3rd Feb. 15 5:14 2.0 4:07 2.0 8:43 0.7 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 Cathy Schmidt, LPGA Class A Pro TEACHES THE SECRETS TO GOLF Learning is easy and fun! Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS By Kevin Cassidy Reporter Despite closure on Super Sunday, Feb. 5, for the NFL Maria Island Community Center. Mr. Bones is the lone remaining undefeated team among three age divisions, leading the 10-12 NFL East division with a 5-0 record. The NFL West division has Larry Pearson Air Conditioning and Ross Built tied for division with a 4-1 record, but Integrity Sound is on their heels with a 3-1 record. Beach Bistro continues to lead the 8-9 division with a 4-1 record, but the hard-charging Southern Greens and Waterfront Restaurant are but a game back in second. Theres still a lot of football to play, so stay tuned. The 8-9 division game of the week saw Southern Greens Jets defeat Waterfront Restaurant Raiders 34-24 Jan. 30 to move into a tie for second place. Daniel Fritz had a huge game, catching two touchdown passes and Luke Marvin passed for 84 yards and ran another 42. Dalton Guffrie added 50 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Jackie Schlossberg ran for 31 yards and scored a two-point conversion. pulls, while Schlossberg added three and Dylan McKee Jack Barnes ran for 96 yards and caught a pair of touchdowns to lead the Raiders on offense. Eli Heskin ran for 27 yards and a touchdown, while Jackson Hayes ran for 45 yards and a touchdown while also throwing for two touchdowns in the loss. Gianna Sparks and Heskin led the defense with three pulls apiece. Key Royale golf news The Key Royale Clubs mens golf championship in Flight 1 by defeating Ron Pritchard one-up after 20 holes. Mixon now waits to play the winner of the Dick the winner of the Lex Halakan-Art McMillan match that will determine the Flight 2 winner. In the womens championship, Jean Holmes, Laura Purcell, Maxine Mitchell, Penny Williams, Diane Miller and Judy Christensen are still alive, awaiting winners from the Lynn Dailey-Liz Lang and Mary Selby-Kris Landkammer matches. There are 20 pairs competing in the couples championship, which consists of four rounds of competition. After round one, the team of Diane and Fred Miller are comb and Marty and Mary Clark. Couples play continues through February. The men played a nine-hole better-ball-of-partners match Jan. 30. Danny Hayes and Austin Rice combined Pieter Thomassen and Jim Krumme matched the 6-underpar carded by Pete Weir and Dick Eichorn. The men played a better-ball-of-partners game Feb. 1. The team of Joe Dickenson and Andy Barber combined on a 16-under-par 48 to grab a one-stroke victory over Harold McKamish and Tom Lewis. Don LaTorre and Danny Hayes took third place with a 14-under-par 50. was John Estok, who carded a plus 10. Jim Mixon and Tommy McDonnell tied for second place at plus 4. The team of Ron Vandeman, Bill Anderson, Dick Eichorn and Ken Ricketts took the team title at plus 4. Jan Turners 5-under-par 27 gave her a two-shot victory in Flight B. Kris Landkammer was alone in second with a 29, while Heather Pritchard took third place with a 1-under-par 31. Roxanne Koche burned up the track with a 9-underpar 23. Seven shots back and alone in second was Joyce Reith, while Maryanne Kaemmerlen took third place with a 31. place in Flight D. Nell Bergstrom was two shots back in second, while Suzanne Liddle, Kathy Porter and Sally York tied for third at 2-under-par 30. The team game of the day, low putts, was captured by Holmes, Purcell, Zita Gavin and Crowe with 62 putts. Connie Livanos chipped in on the ninth hole, while Landkammer, Purcell and Helen Pollock each had birdies on the day. Horseshoe news Three teams emerged from pool play during Feb. 4 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. George McKay as the walker drew the bye and watched as Rod Bussey and Bruce Copeland defeated match. Bobeldyk-Pyles then walked over McKay 22-12 Only two of 15 teams managed the required three pool-play victories during horseshoe action Feb. 1. Gene Bobeldyk and Bob Mason edged Bob Lee and Rod Bussey 21-19 to earn the days bragging rights. 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. 8, 2012 25 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. 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 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com The Islands Tackle Shop:EVERYTHING you need for winter shing in Florida! By Capt. Danny Stasny Reporter structures. A variety of species are being caught, some typical, some not so common this time of year. Surprisingly, Spanish mackerel and bonito are still being caught around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge structure and from beaches. Spanish mackerel in February is a real treat to catch. To get in on this action, rig up a spoon or Gotcha plug. If youre in a boat, look for diving birds. If youre not, head to the south pier on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and wet your line. Sheepshead are gradually growing in numbers around docks, piers and near shore structure. Live shrimp, crabs, nibblers to bite the hook. Spotted seatrout are making a presence on the deeper A live shrimp under a popping cork or a soft plastic on a Pompano are being caught along the beaches and in all styles and colors are producing the bite, although its been sporadic at best. Good luck and enjoy what the warm winter weather when the winds are down. By traveling to the nearshore up to 18 inches on live shrimp and shiners. Also on the reefs, Girles clients are catching Key West Grunts and keeper-size mangrove snapper up to 16 inches. Moving inshore, Girle is producing good numbers of pompano, although he believes they are becoming less per drift, says Girle, but now were averaging three or four. In spite of fewer pompano, Girles clients are reelsays Girle. Its non-stop action. good results with spotted seatrout. By fishing water depths of 3-5 feet, hes averaging 20 trout per trip. Most of the trout being caught are schoolies, although bigger live shrimp to hook up your catch. potholes along the shoreline, Girles clients are catching two to three reds per hole on Exude darts with a 1/8ounce jig head. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is targeting sheepshead on small rock piles out in the Gulf of clients are catching sheepies in the 12to 15-inch range. Along with sheepshead, Gross is catching Key West Moving in closer to the beach, his charters are reeling pompano to the boat using either live shrimp or pompano jigs tipped with a small piece of fresh-cut shrimp. Most some keepers in the cooler. using live shrimp under a paradise popper. If you havent tried one of these paradise poppers, says Gross, you need to. Theyre deadly on trout. Spotted seatrout in the 15-inch range were the norm, as well as a few bigger Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South ers using silver spoons, Gotcha plugs or live greenbacks are catching bonito up to 7 pounds. We had one guy catch 10 in an hour and a half, says Medley. Spanish mackerel are being caught around the piers using the same tactics as for the bonito. Most catches mixed in the bag. If you want to catch mackerel, says Medley, move away from the schools of bonito. The mackerel are schooling on their own away from the bonito. Pompano are making a showing in the shallower waters near the landside of the pier. Try using live sand lures pompano jigs, although, Medley says, better results are coming from live bait. Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime charters says the past week resulted in a mixed bag for his charters. Howard reports gator trout in the shallow waters of the morning tides. A well-placed select shrimp thrown into the potholes and slowly worked on the bottom will result in some exciting winter-time action, Howard says. Howard has had good results on black drum by tossing select shrimp and crabs under deepwater docks. Howard reports black drum are ranging in size from 15-30 inches in length. Look for structure that has heavy barnacle growth and some depth under them, Howard suggests. the smaller shrimp in your bait bucket for chum bits and to chew, Howard says. Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of good beach action occurring at both Coquina Beach and Bean Point. Fishers using live shrimp are catching live shrimp in these same areas. Pompano are being reported, although catches are sporadic. Keyes suggests soft plastics and suspending jerk baits. For soft plastics, darts on a 1/4-ounce red jig head. For suspending jerk MirrOlure mirrodine. And live shrimp under a popping cork is effective to hook up wintertime trout. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing daily pier regulars. in the 20-inch range are the norm, although most of the the black drum will eat oyster crabs, so dont be surprised to catch a few while targeting sheepshead.

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26 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER 12300 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34209 On SR 64 right just before the Anna Maria Island Bridge Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 505726, CGC 1519889, CGC 019736. 2/2012. designed for care-free coastal living. Combine with resortstyle amenities like a private clubhouse, pool, cabanas and marina. Top off with the pleasures of Anna Maria Island. It all adds up to the Florida resort lifestyle youve been dreaming of. A place to gather family and friends today and celebrate all the tomorrows to come.One of North Americas most successful homebuilders, were welcoming over 40 families per week into a brand new Minto home. Shouldnt yours be next? Exceptional New Island Home Values from the $340s to $500s. Models Open Daily. Grand Opening!Its not just the water. Its all we add to it. 64 Manatee Ave. W. Manatee Ave. W. 41 41 Gulf of Mexico Tampa Bay Anna Maria Anna Maria Island Island Bradenton SEE ALL OUR LISTINGS WAGNERREALTY.COMISLAND BAYFRONT RESIDENCE Stunning open water views from this 3BR/2.5BA home loaded with historic charm, from walls. 128 of bayfront lush tropical setting, Southern exposure. Dave Moynihan 941720-0089. #M5819584. $759,900 JUST LISTED TWO GULFFRONT owned units at La Costa. Recently renovated Key West-style complex with fabulous views, heated pool, tennis, elevator fully furnished. For more information, call from $359,500-$369,500 941-778-7200 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. CLOSE TO THE BEACH KEY WEST-STYLE HOME, 3BR/2BA, SPACIOUS, OPEN GREAT ROOM FLOOR PLAN $429,000 AMIs traveling jewels

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 27 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com TWO BEACHFRONT HOMES. Great quiet side street, two 2 BR/2BA homes located directly on the beach. Huge patio for entertaining, garage, great rental history. $1,850,000. CANALFRONT. Totally renovated 3BR/2BA home located on a mangrove canal. Renovations include tile oors, new kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances. $529,900. ADORABLE G ROU N D-LEVEL DUPLEX located just two short blocks to the beach. 2BR/1.5BA with large covered front porch and a 1BR/1BA annual tenant in place. True Florida Living. $269,000. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST 1978 GOLF COU RSE I N FRONT CANAL I N BACK, located in Key Royale. Beautifully kept, this 3BR/2BA home features a large, heated lap pool, boat lift, 2 car garage and great view out front. $555,000. S ECOND HO U SE FROM THE B EACH: Large twostory home with deferred maintenance. 2BR/2.5 baths. Large Florida/Sun room. Ofce/study off Florida room. Oversized garage. $395,000. O NE OF THE OLD EST B U S I NESSES on Anna Maria Island and in Manatee County. Rare Opportunity. Just 100 feet to the Gulf, business and real estate. Call for details. WEST COAST SU RF SHOP I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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. 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 Lakeland. 7100 sq.ft. on W. Pipkin Road. #L4634064 $939,000. Jon Kent SOLDYour Home Sold In 90 Days-Guaranteed -Or, Ill Pay You $3000! # L4634885 $399,000 ITEMS FOR SALE INDIAN RELICS: Send $1 for color catalog. Indian, P.O. Box 26, Independence, KY 41051. 859-391-0449. RECLINERS: LEATHER AND cloth, wingback. Excellent condition, $60, vertical blinds, 9x7-feet, all hardware, two, $49. 941-778-3920. SUNGLASSES: NEW OAKLEY Monster Dog Ducati, cost $110, sell for $60. 941-778-7003. WHITE WROUGHT IRON glass-top patio table, four matching chairs, very nice, $100. 941-7785439. VINTAGE RATTAN FURNITURE: Recent recover, blue nautical theme, good condition, priced right. 941-776-1789. ITEMS FOR SALE Continued EXQUISITE DINING ROOM table, six upholstered chairs. 42x60inches, two leaves, Tuscan-style solid pecan, like new. $600. 941-795-8359. NEW WEIGHT BENCH: Attachments, $40, new beer kit video, book, all parts, $15, new sump pump, $10. 941-778-4783. FUTON: $200, DESK/bookcase, $250, Corian countertops, sinks, faucets, $200, BBQ grill, $15. Best offers. 941-778-4675. TURN THE PAGE for more classi eds....

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28 FEB. 8, 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 Anderson & Associates Insuranc eY our Island Insurance Specialis t Working to save you money941-778-8303 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 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. 8 PUZZLE S L U E B I G D I N A N E O R B E I N E S I N A I C O R A L S R I A S P I K E H E E L S E M A R K E T I N G A T V M A R V C A M E B Y N O O S E M O A T E D E R O D E L I O N E L E N C O R E P R E S E N T A T I O N O G R E E T S R O W E R S U P I R A T E Y A L U M A N I A P A R E O A T H C T R S I O N E X C H A N G E C H O P C H O P E M U S R A I D E R M A Y A N S D O N A B O U N D K R I S T I S I F T B A S S T U B A H I S T O R Y B U F F J A R S B N A I A C T E L O O N Y L U S T B R E A M N E S M I K A N B A D A L O U L I F E T I M E M E M B E R S H I P A G H A S T A T P A R A D H E R E W R E S T O H S N A P H O N E C O E F O X H U N T E R S O X Y G E N T A N K U K E P I R A T E S E D E R O T O E L S D P A P A S T R E E P E N D ITEMS FOR SALE Continued ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: BLONDE, 59-inch wide x 49.5-inch tall, $25. 941-778-2415. LUGGAGE: VERDI ROLLON, 21-inch, expandable to 23.5-inch, new, $15. 941-761-1415. WORK BENCH WITH vise, excellent, $100, camera tripod like new, $100. 941-778-9576. ROLLER BLADES: MENS size 10, helmet, pads, case, used twice, $50. 941-795-8359. BLONDE WOOD DRESSERS: Large and small, two for $90, twin beds (Stearns/Foster), $40 each. 941-778-5439. SOLID WOOD WHITE bookcases, large $40 each, king bed/frame $90. Very large white bookcase, $50, white cupboard, $75. 941-778-5439. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classi eds@islander.org fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS THE LARGE SEALIFE mural on the outside wall overlooking Fins bar in Holmes Beach was painted by artist John Allinson. Project enquiries to: 941-567-5543 or 941-545-3307. FREE HOT DOGS and ice cream to the public 55 and older. 11a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb.12. Hosted by Twin Shores and Barrier Island Realty. See what this fun community has to offer for Bay Front Villas, 3740 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For additional information please call Barrier Island Realty at 941-387-8888. TREAT YOUR SWEETING 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 certi cate. 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 for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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. House trained, spay/neuter, micro-chip, shots. Low adoption cost/ donation. Call or nd our nonpro t rescue and view photos on Facebook. Moonracer No-Kill Rescue, 941896-6701. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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. TRASH-TO-TREASURE sale: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 11. Gulf Shore Park, Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. TWO FAMILY SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Lots of stuff. 5911 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach. YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 11. Cypress high table and two chairs, vacuum, desk chair, antique oak bureau, oak armoire, lots of miscellaneous household items. No early birds. 783 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-? Saturday, Feb. 11, and each Saturday in February, weather permitting. The fun one! Absolutely new treasures every sale! 7002 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9-10. Bookcases, $25, small occasional chairs, $150 per pair. Small heart-shaped display tables, $30 and much more, will haggle! 2003 81st St. N.W., Bradenton. GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday Feb. 11. Household goods, books, chair, ottoman, great stuff! 219 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria. LOST & FOUND KAYAK PADDLE shed out of canal. You identify, its yours, free. 941-778-6766. FOUND: TIMEX WATCH, at tennis courts, Holmes Beach. Claim at The Islander of ce. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. LOST: NIKON COOLPIC digital camera, memory cards in case. Anna Maria Island, possibly on trolley, Sunday, Jan. 29. Paul, 804-901-6244. PETS FREE COCKATIEL TO good home. Five years old, cage included. 941-567-5020. BEAUTIFUL CAT FOR adoption! Long-hair, microchip, two years, friendly. Nice carry-crate included. 941-778-0330 or 812-219-2184. ADORABLE RESCUE PUPPIES for adoption! Three pit mixes, gorgeous, sweet! Two male, one female. Fixed, chipped, shots. 941-896-6701.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 29 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. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes, certi ed 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. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. 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 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. 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classified ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. SERVICES More ads = more readers in The Islander. 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. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. 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. 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. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: 30 years experience. Handyman home repairs. Services, kitchen and bathroom design, 24-hour emergency callouts. Ronnie, 941-807-6664. WALY PRECISION PAINTING: Interior, exterior, stucco, drywall repairs, pressure wash. Match price, plus 10 percent off. Free estimates. 941448-1928. TURN THE PAGE for more service ads

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30 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER SERVICES Continued ALL ISLAND HANDYMAN: All aspects home maintenance. Island local. Call a neighbor, call Mark, 941-720-0067. 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 certicates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www. jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. LANDSCAPING NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. 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 SERVICES Continued 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, haul ing, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. 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. 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 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. Big Fish Real Estate proudly announces Debra Barker, Realtor, has recently joined its growing team of professionals. A 10-year island resident, and owner of Nikis Island Treasures, Debra attributes her success to both a driving entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to think outside the box. She is ready to put her skills and expertise to work for you regarding any of your real estate needs. If you are looking for results, dont hesitate to call Debra directly at 941-962-1954. 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. Beachfront Home Beachfront single-family home. $1,790,000 Call Mel or Barb Neely for a private showing of this unique property.941.809.5565 | 941.807.6220 www.3007avenuf.com www.3007avenuf.com 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849 toll free 800.778.9599Call us to listen and help you List or Buy Your Beach Place Skipper & AssociatesReal Estate Professionals 301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach Island area native and full-time Realtor www.IslandAnnaMaria.com Call Cindy Quinn, 941-780-8000 Bermuda Bay Club 3B/2.5B Key West townhouse w/2 car garage bayfront property and Gulf views. $375,000 Unobstructed amazing Gulf views at Martinique South, 5th floor, NW end unit. 2B/2B with private garage. $489,000 FEATURED LISTINGS Rarely available 3B/2B Direct Gulf-front condo with 2-car private garage ~ $650,000. with 14+ years experience. Go to my website for all MLS listings and Island info!

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 31 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 Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant Pier Restaurant I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued 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. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for of ce/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. RENTALS Continued HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. GORGEOUS WA TER VIE W S 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. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, of ce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. 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. OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. 1BR/1BA on Intracoastal Waterway, beach access, heated pool, clubhouse, 55-plus community. Imperial House condos, 611 Gulf Drive, B-16, Bradenton Beach. Call Suzy Kormek at LaRosa Realty, 321299-4344 or 941-896-8042. ANNA MARIA CANAL home. Walk to beach and have your boat in the back. 2BR/2BA renovated home with boat lift and dock. For sale by owner. Call 813-245-0428. 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. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG: Useful tools and links, fun stuff, and important info News archive. Photos. Commentary and more.

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32 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER Visit www.islander.org to buy a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. Across 1 Swivel on an axis 5 Cowboyshome, familiarly 9 Laughable 14 Marble, e.g. 17 One in Germany 18 Locale of St. Catherines Monastery, said to be the worlds oldest working monastery 19 Sources of many beads 21 Narrow inlet 22 Fancy footwear at a TVstation? 24 Advertising department at a TVstation? 26 Rugged transport, for short 27 ___ Levy, fourtime Super Bowl coach for Buffalo 28 Visited 30 Western loop 31 Like some fortresses 33 Lose ground? 35 Classic toy company whose name is its founders middle name 36 Slide show at a TVstation? 41 Puss in Boots villain 42 Barbarella extras, for short 43 Person making waves? 44 How ya doin, bro? 47 Livid 50 River to Korea Bay 52 Insanity 53 Shave 54 Court recitation 55 Midpoints: Abbr. 56 Q&Aat a TV station? 58 Lickety-split 60 Green-egg layers 61 Ruthless corporate type 62 Noted calendar makers 63 Underworld leader 64 Overflow 66 Skater Yamaguchi 68 Sort (out) 69 Instrument with a big bell 72 Expert at a TV station? 75 Cookie holders 76 Beginning of some temple names 77 Opra part 78 Cockamamie 79 Carnal craving 80 European freshwater fish 81 Super ___ 82 George nicknamed Mr. Basketball 83 Tsk! Tsk! 84 Baseball family surname 86 Enrollment at a TVstation? 92 Shocked 95 How some stocks are bought 96 Hold fast 97 Seize 98 Playful response to a good insult 101 You might rub a knife across it 103 Country singer David Allan ___, writer of Take This Job and Shove It 104 Recruiters at a TVstation? 106 Fish holder at a TVstation? 109 Its picked in the Pacific 110 One taking the gold? 111 Meal with wine 112 Missouri relatives 113 It was dropped at Woodstock 114 ___ Got a Brand New Bag (1965 James Brown hit) 115 Orange or olive 116 Await decision Down 1 Opening word? 2 Tea merchant Sir Thomas 3 Early computer 4 Shout in a strip 5 Drink served with Brezeln 6 What chutzpah! 7 Miss at a hoedown 8 The Simpsons character with platform shoes 9 Old block deliverers 10 Gold rush town of 1899 11 Graceful horse 12 ___ a scratch 13 Utahs state animal 14 Mythical figure blinded by Oenopion 15 Do a certain dish duty 16 Zero, in slang 18 Beach umbrella, e.g. 20 Student involved in a prank, maybe 23 Appear on the scene 25 SpongeBob, e.g. 29 Sugary quaffs 32 Canine protector 34 Fishing gear 35 Blanket 37 ___ Place 38 Continental prefix 39 Primo 40 Product from Mars 44 Sahara feature 45 Push 46 One of a group of 12, say 47 World org. based in Lausanne, Switzerland 48 Bowl call 49 Leucippus and Democritus, philosophically 51 Some Dadaist works 52 Go up 53 Oil producer? 55 It brings up many ticket holders 56 Ta-ta! 57 Place to live in Germany 59 Prefix with plasm 60 Give lessons 64 Sheiksgarments 65 Sidecars might go on it 66 Star Trek II villain 67 Houston university 68 ___ Islam 70 Meadow call 71 Ready! follower 73 Joiner of a team 74 Gravy holder 75 Home of ancient Bethlehem 79 One of a secretive trio 80 Dairy brand 82 Get foggy 83 ___ decay 85 One-point score, of a sort 86 It might be batted at a knockout 87 Clericshomes 88 Half of a title role for John Barrymore or Spencer Tracy 89 Goddess associated with witchcraft 90 Like some T-shirt designs 91 Didnt wait until Christmas, say 92 Terrible 93 Savvies 94 Entranced 98 Other, in Oviedo 99 Crate 100 Lassie of Arg. 102 S-shaped molding 105 Quick drink 107 Gen ___ 108 OutdoNo. 0129RELEASE DATE: 2/5/2012 NETWORKING EVENTBy Ian Livengood / 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. 1234 5678910111213141516 17 18 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 31 32 3334 35 36 37 383940 41 42 43 444546 474849 5051 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 6465 6667 68 69 7071 72 7374 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 8485 86 87 88 899091 929394 95 96 97 9899100 101102 103 104 105 106107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword



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Astheworld Terns plan Valentines Day promises. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Island happenings VOLUME 20, NO. 14 FEB. 8, 2012 FREE Sharks protected. Page 18 Streetlife PLEASE SEE VOTER, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE PIER, PAGE 3 PLEASE SEE LOTTO, PAGE 3 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA HB ball park, dog park talks. Page 4AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Holmes Beach gives Anna Maria sandy giftAM, HB GOP voter turnout up; BB downBy Mark Young Reporter Come back in about an hour and a half and you might catch someone voting, was a statement made by a poll worker at Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach. While Anna Maria and Holmes Beach saw Jan. 31 Republican primary election, Bradenton Beachs turnout was down from the 2008 GOP presidential primary. Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney won all of Floridas 50 delegates and was the clear winner in Manatee County, earning more than 48 percent of the vote. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich collected over 27 percent of the No funding help for beach pierBy Rick Catlin Reporter Manatee Countys beach renourishment account cannot fund construction of a recreational pier at the Manatee Public Beach. Thats the word from Charlie Hunsicker, the countys natural resources department director, although its not likely to please thos people who were expecting the 2014-15 beach renourishment project could provide a new pier. Even if studies show a new pier would slow beach erosion, the pier would have to be built as an erosion control groin. And even then, it could only be funded from the countys beach renourishment account, not by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is funding the 2014-15 project. Hunsicker said he has sought funding sources for a new recreational pier since it was demolished in 2009-10. The renourishment funding is included in the 5 percent tourist development tax often called the resort tax or bed tax charged by Manatee County on all accommodation rentals of six months or less. Legislation enabling beach renourishment funds limits spending to beach renourishment. A recreational pier could not be funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or fully funded from the 1 cent out of every 5 cents of resort tax collected for beach renourishment, he said. Store clerk in Lotto troubleBy Kathy Prucnell Reporter A former clerk at the Time Saver convenience store, 5353 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, was arrested Feb. 1 by the Holmes Beach Police Department for stealing Florida lottery tickets on her store shifts since December. A Time Saver representative told police Jeanna Mehrhoff, 29, of 7504 Gulf Drive, stole Lottery tickets valued at $2,223 by printing tickets and not paying for them. HBPD charged Mehrhoff with third degree felony grand theft/embezzlement, according to reports. The police report also said additional charges are possible after a Florida Lottery investigation into what she may have received by cashing in the stolen lotto tickets. Although Shelly Safford, public affairs existence of an investigation at press time, she said if the retailer reported them stolen to the state lottery, a hold would be placed on lottery payouts for the reported ticket numbers. The police report said the store provided police with detailed records supporting the allegations. After her arrest, Mehrhoff reportedly apologized to the owner for stealing all the By Rick Catlin Reporter Holmes Beach is making a sweet February Valentine of piles of white beach-quality sand to the city of Holmes Beach. Dredging of some canals in Holmes Beach began Jan. 31, and the dredged sand is being trucked to Anna Maria to renourish the shore on the north and south sides of the Anna Maria City Pier. The materials would normally be discarded or sold by the dredge company but, because its beach-quality, its a bonus for the Tampa Bay shoreline at the pier. Anna Maria public works director George McKay said the Florida Department of Environmental Protection inspected the dredged material and judged it to be beach compatible sand good enough to place on the shoreline. Without the DEP seal of approval, the city could not have used the sand to renourish the beach, McKay said. The sand is being stored on the north side of the Lake La Vista inlet by the city piers north parking lot until Anna Maria is ready to begin its bayside renourishment, said McKay. The project also calls for installation of offshore pilings to support turbidity screens that will keep sand in place. Once the project is complete, the pilings and screens will be removed, he said. McKay estimated the entire project would be completed by Feb. 15, depending on weather conditions. The sand is expected to extend the shoreline by about 10-15 feet south of the Lake La Vista inlet to the end of the city pier parking lot, more or less, McKay said. The renourishment area is about 500 feet long. The Holmes Beach contractor for the project, Florida Dock & Dredge, has worked in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria in the past. Funding for the dredging project came from Holmes Beach and a West Coast Inland Navigation District grant. VOLUME 20, NO. 14 FEB. 8, 2012 park talks. park talks. Page 4 Page 4 Make a promise. Page 7

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For the second straight meeting, those favoring and those opposed to the markets continuance through April 29 expressed opinions to the commissioners, who listened to an hour of public comment on the subject. During the Jan. 26 commission meeting, the majority of the opinions expressed opposed extending the Those same issues again were raised by citizens. Some speakers said they didnt have a problem with the market, but would like to see it in a different location other than on Gulf Drive. Im not against the market and Im happy its doing well, said Jake Spooner, owner of the Fish Hole on Bridge Street. My concern is that this is the slow imagine what it will be like in a month when we are in season? Its like putting up a dam on Gulf Drive. Spooner and several other speakers recommended moving the market to Coquina Beach as an alternative. Former Bradenton Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson offered a different solution. The vendors are not the problem, said Robertson. The vehicles on Gulf Drive are not the problem. From what I can tell, the problem is the pedestrians. They are not being channeled properly across Gulf Drive. Robertson suggested more police attention toward pedestrians to ensure they cross Gulf Drive at the appropriate crosswalks. about every 20 seconds, pedestrians are causing longer delays by crossing the street between cars. She also said News that the Gulf Drive Market would be reconsidto the city. The majority of those e-mails expressed support for the market. The opinions of those speaking at the meeting, however, appeared to be split down the middle. Commissioner Gay Breuler, who made the motion to approve the market permit at the previous meeting, again motioned to approve extending the markets special event permit, which expired Jan. 29. The market had been operating on a trial basis. For the second time, Breulers motion failed for lack of a second. City attorney Ricinda Perry then offered commissioners a third option, advising they could once again attempt to approve the event on the conditions that as well as to consider the possibility of relocating the market. their hard work, said cafe representative Pete Barreda, who submitted the permit application. I think at this point, Ill just let the issue die. Commissioners Ric Gatehouse, Jan Vosburgh and Ed Straight said they could not support the market based on the public input that had taken place during recent weeks. I think its a great idea, but bad location, said Vosburgh. Our job is the safety and welfare of our citizens and I received many complaints as Ward 4 commissioner. I got elected to serve the citizens of Bradenton Beach and, by voting for it, I feel like Im not doing my job. Breuler said thats the reason she voted for the market to continue, citing the overwhelming response she had from the public in support of the market. Citing some 50 e-mails in favor of the market, Breuler said, Someone mentioned something about listening to the people. That is what the people are telling us, and that is why I made the motion. ing for Gatehouse, who made an opening statement before the meeting commenced. Gatehouse thanked his fellow commissioners for giving him the opportunity to serve and thanked John Scooter Tillison, who also had submitted an application to serve. Emotions have run high over this appointment, and one can only hope that the same enthusiasm will translate at election time, said Gatehouse. For my part, I will do my best to serve the citizens of this city and of my ward. I bring no personal agenda to this seat. Gatehouse said he would research every issue brought before the commission and, when necessary, seek the appropriate advice from city staff.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 3 VOTER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 MeetingsAnna Maria City ing. Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach West Manatee Fire Rescue District Manatee County Of Interest Beach City Hall. LOTTO CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1vote with Rick Santorum garnering 16 percent countywide. In polling precincts across the state, Romney won Florida by 18 percentage points over Gingrich, but the percentage was higher within the county, with R omney winning by 21 percent. In 2008, there were only 97 Anna Maria Republicans who participated in the GOP primary, but of the 473 registered voters, 221 participated in this years election, more than a 46 percent voter turnout. Holmes Beach is the only city on the I sland with two precincts and boasts the highest number of registered R epublican voters. I n 2008, 306 voters partici pated in the primary election, but this year 740 out of more than 1,300 registered GOP voters cast their ballots for an impressive primary turnout of over 56 percent. T here were 141 votes cast in Bradenton Beach during the 2008 primary election. D uring this years primary, only 124 out of 364 registered voters participated in the election for a 34 percent turnout. R ecent U .S. C ensus population trends have showed a decline in permanent I sland residents. O ne of the indicators of the decline is a drop in voter registration, but participation in this election cycle than in 2008. Holmes Beach GOP voters Strong turnout lottery tickets and cash winnings from the winners. She was taken to the M anatee C ounty jail. A ccording to the jail website, she was released on $1,000 bond Feb. 2. A n arraignment is set for M arch 2 before Judge Janette D unnigan in the M anatee C ounty Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee A ve. W., Bradenton. $1.6 million to build a recreational pier similar to the 312-foot former pier at the M anatee P ublic Beach in Holmes Beach. could be funded from the beach renourishment account because it would be for beach renourishment purposes, he said. But a survey required by the F lorida D epartment of Environmental Protection to authorize a groin would come after the county survey, and could take another two-three years to complete. Hunsicker said. He emphasized thats not his decision, thats the law. He did have a slim ray of hope for some funding for a recreational pier from the renourishment account, if the county didnt mind waiting for another erosion survey of the beaches. We might be able to get a maximum of 20 percent if a new study shows the old pier helped retain some sand, but thats about the max, Hunsicker said. Because the previous beach erosion study done by Coastal Planning and Engineering was inconclusive as to whether the old pier helped keep sand on the beach, the DEP will require a new study before authorizing an erosion control structure. R ick Spadoni of C oastal P lanning said if the county wants a groin at Manatee Public Beach, it should conduct beach erosion studies in late spring or early summer of 2012 after the current C oquina Beach renourishment project is completed. U pon conclusion of that project, C oastal would then resurvey the same area over a two-year period for comparison to the mid-2012 study, Spadoni said. However, he added, Such a pier would not be accessible by the public, because erosion control would be its primary purpose, similar to the groins at C oquina Beach. Hunsicker said, however, it would be almost imposcould not state its availability for public use. Presently, he said, there is no county money avail able for even a matching grant from the state to build a 312-foot-long recreational pier, the same length as the previous pier. M anatee C ounty C ommissioner C arol Whitmore, however, said she wants a recreational pier and will continue to search for funding. A n I sland resident and former Holmes Beach mayor and city commissioner, Whitmore said the Island was promised a new pier when the old one was torn down. Its (been) almost three years now. I n 2009, Hunsicker presented a plan for a 700-footlong replacement pier with handicap access built on pilings about 18 feet above the water. Such a pier would have cost about $2.5 million, he estimated at that time. T he county commission approved the 700-foot-pier plan in 2009, but has not included the project in any budget cycle. Spadoni said the county should hold off on making a quick decision for a recreational pier or erosion control groin. Wait until the results of the 2012 (erosion) study are obtained and evaluated, he said, although he agreed I f the county wishes to replace the pier at this time for recreational value, (it) has the regulatory approv als and the plans for the 312-foot-long pier and could proceed forward with the construction, Spadoni said. Although she favors a recreational pier, Whitmore suggested if the county approves a groin, it might later be remodeled for public use. Hunsicker said the only state source he knows for recreational pier construction funding is a matching grant program. He said he is unaware of any available federal funds for a recreational pier. Pier attraction Would a recreational pier at M anatee P ublic Beach attract anglers and visitors? While some county commissioners and members of the public might wonder if a new pier is worth the cost, people visitors and locals appear to enjoy the area piers. Visitors to the area ranked the Anna Maria City Pier as Manatee Countys No. 1 tourist attraction in the December 2010 tourism survey by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the most recent BACVB survey to rank area attractions. I n the same survey, the R od & R eel P ier in A nna Maria was ranked as the No. 3 county attraction following shopping at the E llenton outlet mall and the Historic Bridge Street Pier was No. 9. In the December 2010 survey, which included an overview of fourth quarter tourism, 35 percent of visitors rated the A nna M aria C ity P ier the best county attraction. Based on the number of visitors to the area during the fourth quarter, an estimated 40,000 people would have visited the pier during the three-month period. T he B ACVB has since discontinued the practice of surveying visitors on their favorite attractions.

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4 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDERHB residents to commission: Take me out to the dog parkBy Kathy Prucnell Reporter Holmes Beach C ommission C hair D avid Zaccagnino told attendees at the Jan. 31 commission work session hes very adamant that future dog park use be separate from ball park use at the citys Birdie Tebbetts Field. Zaccagnino shared his ideas to encourage more ball park use, including Little League, kickball, fatherpitch and softball. He proposed a new fence to separate square footage in the areas being roughly equal. T he size of the ball park discourages use, he said. Zaccagnino described the field as larger than F enway P ark, and said he believes that is why it doesnt get used. he said. And the dog owners deserve an area, too, he added. Some 30 to 50 dog owners use the ball park daily to exercise their pets. A t a Jan. 17 work session, several dog owners requested sign changes, and also asked commissioners to wane. Organized baseball has not been scheduled on Zaccagnino said he spoke to Joe D uennes, public works superintendent, and Scott Dell, assistant director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, who were involved with the original planning of T ebbetts F ield. cagnino said. I particularly like the idea, C ommissioner John M onetti said. I didnt know why I couldnt hit a home run. D og owners, however, had different views. I n theory regularly to exercise his dogs. He added, however, such a re-design is unnecessary considering the unlikely inter ference of casual ball players and dog owners. Little kids cant hit, he said, and the dog people just move to the practice. He noted that Zaccagninos plan could result in greater safety concerns if ball players hit home runs on real problem with the shared use. and questioned the money being spent by the city on know what those numbers are. Zaccagnino pointed out there are costs to the dog use, including seeding and repairing holes, and the dog bags and waste receptacle. He also noted the citys discussion of the dog park/ ball park issue has attracted recent ball field users. Because of this issue, our park is being discovered, he said. according to C ommissioner Sandy HaasM artens. M ayor R ich Bohnenberger said a charity softball game has D og owners then brought the focus back to their immediate concerns relating to a sign change. C ommissioners arrived at a consensus to remove the dogs permitted during ball playing activities. C ommissioner Jean P eelen remarked thats the problem (the dog owners) brought to us and were leav ing them with it. A new sign that requires ball park use sign-up is being prepared, the mayor said. F or those looking to schedule a ball game, Zac cagnino said, the sign will direct them to city hall. R esident and dog park proponent F orrest Longworth Jr. agreed with Zaccagnino on separating dogs and ball players, but had more immediate concerns with the signs large numbers of people exercising their dogs. He provided commissioners with copies of a news article about a town in I daho that had faced a similar issue years. T hat city turned its ballpark into a multi-use park, including a dog recreation area. Longworth also noted what appeared to be a less take batting practice in the past week. I think we have an issue with nonI slanders who ing. I have a problem with ball players who dont live O ne day last week a group of parents and ball players in the Bradenton), Pearson said. presents Renew your promise to love and cherish your Valentine on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, with sunset on the beach at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach EVERYONE WELCOME! featuring nuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception, and entertainment at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe. Register 5-5:30 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow ceremony on the beach.Nuptials require a Manatee County license, $25 fee; Promise event, including Promise Certi cate, $10. Registration/Information: The Islander, 941-778-7978, promises@islander.org Special thanks to AMI Beach Cafe for hosting and providing champagne.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 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 Feb. 1 visitors check in, others find Island booked upBy Rick Catlin Reporter A venue coming to the I sland was backed up from the Gulf Drive-East Bay Drive intersection to 75th Street in Bradenton Feb. 1 had only to look at the calendar for a reason. Wednesday, F eb. 1, was the start of the high season, said Jason Sato of Sato Real Estate, Anna Maria. U nfortunately, a few visitors came to A nna M aria Island without a reservation, probably thinking it would It wasnt. Weve had all our three-month rentals booked for several months, he said. T here are a few open weeks here and there, but I was surprised at the number of walk-ins we had to turn away last week. T hey wanted three months on the Island and we just didnt have any more. Hes advising people who want to come to A nna Maria Island next year to make their reservation now. Likewise, N icole Skaggs of Big F ish R ealty, Holmes Feb. 1. I couldnt believe the number of people without a reservation, looking to rent for three months, she said. O ne family of seven told her they didnt think it a rental. I was the sixth agent they had visited that day and I couldnt help them with anything more than a few weeks at one unit, then moving to another and so on. Its high season and it looks like its going to be one of the best ever. At AMI Accommodations, Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, rental agent R ebecca Barnett also said there wasnt much available for the next three months among the more than 200-plus units the agency manages. All we can do for a long-term stay, is move people a week at a time from one short vacancy to another, she said. visitors who came to the Island without a reservation. I was sorry to disappoint them, but weve been booked full for several months, Barnett said. Barnett said she can accommodate a oneor twoweek stay, but someone looking for three months would have to move from place to place. Larry Chatt, vice president of Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, said the season looks to be the best ever. A lthough the company manages more than 275 units, quite a few walk-in visitors last week looking for a lengthy stay couldnt be accommodated. C hatt said every rental property he manages is reserved March 31, the week before Easter. two-or-three month rental unit with no problem. T he I sland is no longer the land that time forgot, said AMI C hamber president M ary A nn Brockman. Just the other day, there was a story about the I sland in the Weve been featured in major newspapers and magazines across the country and in E urope, the past few years, she said. Chatt said he lives on the Island and believes in his community. Hes pleased that tourism continues on the upswing, and at the same time wants to ensure that future arrivals understand the I slands reputation, ambiance and local population. Hes searching for the right balance to keep the Island special. The vast majority of visitors enjoy their Island stay, respect the I sland and plan to return, he observed. And residents welcome such visitors.Chamber clearing house F or anyone coming to A nna M aria I sland for a winter vacation or already here who doesnt have accommodations, the A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce, 5313 G ulf D rive, Holmes Beach, maintains a registry of available rentals among its membership. Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman said people in need of a reservation should call or stop latest information about unit availability. T he chamber can be reached at 941-7781541.

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6 FEB. 8, 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. 8, 2012 FEB. 8, 2012 FEB. 8, 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 Opinion Your Tip of my hat As the 40th year of the Privateers celebration has come to an end, I want to personally thank all the resifriends of the Privateers and members past and present of the Privateers who helped celebrate. Ill not be naming names because I know I would forget one or two, but you all know who you are and what you have done to support the mission of the Privateers for kids and community. When I took on the chairman position this past year, I had a personal goal of raising $40,000 in honor of our 40 years. I am happy to announce that with all the events, outstanding support of my fellow pirates and the community, we raised just a tad over $47,000. A tip of me old pirate hat to each and every one of you. Im looking forward to another 40 years on this great Island, Anna Maria. Thank you all. Invite to Suhre I read with interest the article in the Jan. 25 edition of relative to the beach market at the Gulf Drive Cafe. Of particular interest were the comments made by Eileen Suhre, who made reference to the Bridge Street drunks. I am proud to patronize the Bridge Street merchants. Suhre might well be surprised to learn of some of the gestures put forward by the drunks. mies. a deserving young student to Australia. under garments, books and more to veterans. Come down to Bridge Street Mrs. Suhre, you might enjoy it. Do of cials care about voters? After vacationing and renting on Anna Maria Island for many years, I bought a home in a quiet, residential area well, at least it was quiet until recently. Sixty-sixth Street was a residential street until two six-bedroom homes replaced a small duplex next door to me. We all know the builder of these homes doesnt care about changing a residential street to a commercial rental street. But shouldnt our mayor and commissioners care? Shouldnt they care about the reputation of the Island changing from Old Florida paradise to loud party Island? For the past few months I have endured building noises and more. Construction crews park in front of my last week when I couldnt even get into my garage a construction boss was parked in my driveway. Since the developers and construction crews are without manners and break rules, shouldnt the mayor and commissioners care about the residents who voted I used to look forward to spring, when my family and friends would visit. Now I know I will be embarrassed by the loud crowds next door partying until all hours and, 10-12 people in each of two houses playing in and around the pools all day. There goes our residential paradise. Something needs to change in our building codes. I call for a moratorium on the monstrous rental homes that are now being built. www. islander. orgPromises to keep Youve likely heard a few promises in your lifetime. But you have to witness the Promise Day event on Valentines Day on the white sandy beach at the Manatee Public Beach and at Anna Maria Island Cafe on the Beach as the sun turns colors of sherbert and heads to and cherish really entails. The couples who have joined this endearing event for the past few years have come with love in their hearts and a joyous spirit. They join the reception, meet other couples, bring friends (aka witnesses) and they celebrate. Think love boat, and you get the idea. Fun. Loving. Carefree spirits. They come out of love for each other and it spreads across the sands to all the cafe guests. Thanks to our hosts, theres a reception complete with a champagne toast and entertainment. provides the master of ceremonies, a wedding cake and by the Ministry of Presence, which provides aid and support to needy children in Haiti. Join us at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Valentines Day for the promise of sunset and love in the air. Come, renew your promise on the beach. AMI is for lovers....No room at the inn Islanders caught driving into or from town Bravisitors arriving to their February vacation homes on Anna Maria Island. And how. Its hard to remember a month with so many visitors arriving at once. A manager at Publix remarked their sales were up 10-12 percent from the same time last year, and the aisles and lanes were packed as further evidence its season. And while we can hardly imagine anyone arriving without an accommodation, thats what happened. So its time to dig in. As longtime Islanders know, when season arrives in force, its time to walk, ride bicycles, car pool or hop on the trolley to get to destinations. And avoid peak shopping hours at Publix which means line up at the doors when they open. You asked for it. Its here. Hurray for winter friends. Who doesnt love Anna Maria Island?

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Feb. 8, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Jan. 29 56 76 0 Jan. 30 52 77 0 Jan. 31 55 81 0 Feb. 1 58 80 0 Feb. 2 57 79 0 Feb. 3 63 76 0 Feb. 4 63 85 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 70.924-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh and supervisor of public works George McKay talked with ManBayfront Park to the city, as well as needed improvements. Manatee County parks supervisor Cindi Turner said the county would spend $38,000 for labor and McKay also said the county was willing to return the park to the city, but he was concerned about funding. Bridge, linking Holmes Beach to Perico Island, was Florida Department of Transportation said results would come soon, and a new structure would be a last resort. improvements to 49th and 52nd streets in Holmes Beach calculations to back them up. Joe Duennes, superintendent of public works, said he believed Swiftmud was hesitant due to a backlash in communities where similar projects had yielded only 4-inch reductions in standing water. 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! Treat your sweetheart!Choice of Salmon, Chicken Piccata or Beef Stroganoff entree, a glass of champagne and a delectable slice of Mama Ds award-winning crush pie. $19 per person. 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. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org Sunset event promises to top Valentines Day gift list What could be more endearing to your loved one than an evening on the white, sandy beach at sunset and a promise to love one another. How about a glass of champagne? A taste of wedding cake? A reception with music, entertainment, and a toast to your lives together? and Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe will host a Valentines Day celebration Islander Promise Day to share vows, make new commitments, start anew, and promise to love and cherish one another. Couples are invited to marry, commit or recommit in a mass ceremony set to take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. A Promise Day certificate and reception are included for a $10 donation. A licensed marriage marriage license, costs $25. emony on the sand, will include a champagne toast and wedding cake. Registration for the event begins at 5 p.m. on the cafe patio. Pre-registration and requests for information can be made by e-mail to promises@islander.org, or call The Islander at 941-778-7978.

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8 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER FEB 12: WINTER CONCERT SERIES MAR 11: HB questions BB attorney claims, 27th Street collateral By Kathy Prucnell Reporter Some Holmes Beach commissioners and the city attorney found fault at their Jan. 31 commission meeting with recent comments made by Bradenton Beachs city attorney. They questioned the claim that the Sandpiper Resorts between the cities that is the subject of an ongoing border dispute. And contrary to Bradenton Beachs city attorney Ricinda Perrys statement last month that Sandpipers bank will not release its collateral without a court order, Holmes Beach attorney Patty Petruff said the bank is now investigating the claims of Holmes Beach. I dont think it has a mortgage over 27th Street, said Commission Chair David Zaccagnino of Cadence When the quitclaim deed was made in 2008, it was reportedly to clear up encroachments needed to approve However, Zaccagnino pointed out, Bradenton Beachs quitclaim of the disputed property to Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. occurred six months after the mortgage was recorded. The property is an unimproved 50-foot-wide, approximately 1,000-foot-long stretch of 27th Street from Gulf Drive to Sarasota Bay with the Sandpiper mobile homes on one side, and Holmes Beach residences on the other. Zaccagnino said the Bradenton Beach attorney was blowing smoke at the last meeting. I dont know if it is subject to the mortgage, said Petruff. But assuming it is, she said, the bank will not take any action if the Sandpiper deeds back part of the property to settle the dispute, as has been proposed by Holmes Beach. When (the Cadence Bank attorney) wrote the letter, it was done without any research on the issue, Petruff said. I advised (him) of my opinion and the county attorneys opinion. Petruff said she thought he might consider a release. The dispute stems from the Holmes Beach claim that Bradenton Beach improperly deeded the street to Sandpiper without properly vacating the right of way three years ago. resolution process required before one municipality sues another on learning Sandpiper had erected a fence and locked gates, and posted signs to limit public access to the mobile home park. Perrys Jan. 19 comments about the bank declining to release its collateral were made at the resolution meeting of the two city commissions. That meeting was continued to Feb. 7 because it lacked a quorum of decisionmakers. I think there is no purpose served in having (the Feb 7) meeting. The city of Bradenton Beach cant solve the situation, Zaccagnino said. A consensus of commissioners directed Petruff to seek a 30-day postponement on the meeting. Sandpiper could resolve the matter by deeding it back, but Bradenton Beach cant force this, according to Petruff. Bradenton Beach has not had a quorum of voting members on their commission until the recent appointment of Ric Gatehouse. And Perrys position is that Holmes Beach does not have standing to assert its claim. Petruff, however, says Holmes Beach has standing by virtue of shared utilities on the right of way. And, according to Petruff, a dedicated public street is held in trust for the public. Holmes Beach sought to resolve the matter with a Dec. 16 settlement proposal that asked Bradenton Beach to request the Sandpiper quitclaim back 30 feet of the 50-foot-wide right of way; dismantle gates and remove signs to restore public access. At the previous meeting, Perry advised Bradenton Beach was not in a position to request the quitclaim deed from the Sandpiper and implied that the dispute would widen if that settlement was pursued. Perry advised commissioners from the two cities at the joint meeting that Cadence Bank would not agree to a partial quitclaim because such an action could require notice to the FDIC and the mortgage holders title insurer. The letter Perry referenced at the joint meeting but did not provide to the Holmes Beach Commission was from William C. Robinson Jr. In the letter, Robinson states, At the time the bank made the loan to Sandpiper, the underwriting appraisal and loan review process was based upon ownership of the entire property. Cadence Bank holds Sandpipers note and mortgage for $6 million in improvements, according to the Manatee County records, but whether the collateral includes the 50-foot-wide right of way is unclear. For the bank to thoroughly review this request, Robinsons letter said, (it) would require a current appraisal, revised survey and updated title search. He also the validity of the claims made by the city of Holmes Beach. As to the Holmes Beach proposed settlement, Robinson said it would involve the title insurance company. In any respect, the bank is not comfortable releasing its collateral. Robinson said Sandpiper and the cities could negotiate a settlement that would allow the bank to remain in priority position as the best alternative. VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 9 WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open 8-4ENTIRE FLEA MARKET OPEN 8AM-4PM Bring the Family, Spend the Day By Mark Young Reporter R ecent warm winter weather caused an eruption of multi-colored beach umbrellas to suddenly blossom across the white sands of C oquina Beach, a reminder that peak beach season is not far away. Hopes were high to have the renovated C oquina Beach concession building in Bradenton Beach open by the end of January to greet beachgoers through the tourist season. However, ongoing renovations to the 40-year-old structure and a need to train staff has pushed the grand opening back to early April. A ccording to M anatee C ounty P arks and R ecreation D epartment director C indy T urner, the bulk of the renovation has been completed. T urner said the county has invested $350,000 in capital improvement funds to modernize the building with an additional $110,000 being funded by U nited P arks Service I nc., the agency which is doing the interior work. A ll of the $110,000-plus in improvements purchased by UPS will become property of the county once a cer noted the county is overseeing the construction progress. UPS tells us that they should be ready for a grand opening celebration by early April. M odernizing the 40-year-old building has been a I mprovements also include a new state-of-the-art metal roof, storm-resistant windows, stainless steel countertops, new air conditioning and new electrical wiring. O ther new features include a wood serving deck, unisex bathroom, and new tables, chairs and umbrellas. T he interior was basically gutted, and all new cooking and serving equipment is being installed, said T urner, who noted that minor work and the issuance of the cer (UPS) wants at least 30 days after getting the cer for an operational shakedown that will allow staff to get used to the new equipment, structure and point-of-sales system, said Turner. issued by M arch, at which time staff will begin their training in anticipation of peak tourist season, which begins in the weeks before Easter.

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10 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER With special guest quartet;The PURSUITFloridas 2010 1st place mens barbershop quartet3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 18 $18 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 PAMPER YOUR SWEETHEART AT SALON SALON! Feb. 12 Dinner Theatre with bus: THE BIKINIS, Jersey Girls of 1964 $79 March 11 Dinner Theatre with bus: MY FAIR LADY $73 April 12 Dinner Theatre with bus: WHAT IS SUSANS SECRET? $69 May 3 Washington, D.C., 6-Day Motorcoach Trip from Bradenton$499 HURRY SPACE IS LIMITED! April 13, 2013, 7-night Bermuda Cruise $669 Nov. 7 Viking River Cruise 15 Days Grand European Tour $4,189 includes Tampa Air & All Port/Taxes Sail Amsterdam to Budapest on the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers*Shore excursions and drinks included at lunch and dinnerNov 25 Viking River Cruise 8 Days Rhine Getaway Tour $2,2933 includes Tampa Air & All Port/Taxes Sail Amsterdam to Basel on the beautiful Rhine*Shore excursions and drinks included at lunch and dinner 941-795-3900 www.fantasytravel.comFANTASY TRAVEL *Shore excursions and drinks included at lunch and dinner Island roadwatch, Feb. 8-15 A Florida Department of Transportation ban on oversize vehicles using the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789 remains in effect this week. The ban went into effect as part of a DOT bridge maintenance and repair project that required travel lanes to be reduced in width from 12 feet to 10 feet. Crews will be working day and night operations until Feb. 10. A DOT press release said any necessary lane cloplanned from 6 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Motorists should observe the 35-mph speed limit in effect during construction. The normal speed limit on the bridge is 45 mph. The draw will continue to open for boaters on demand. Completion of the project is expected in late April or early May, according to the DOT. In Holmes Beach, drainage repairs and improvements along the west side of Marina Drive and on adjoining streets from 60th Street to 79th Street west to Gulf Drive will continue for several months. The DOT plans intermittent westbound lane closures at night on State Road 684/Cortez Road beginning Feb. 6 from 127th Street West to 51st Street West for repair and replacement of drainage inlets and pipes. Whats next for Bradenton Beach city pier?By Mark Young Reporter loan undertaken by the city of Bradenton Beach. The loan was used to repair the pier following damage incurred during the 2006 hurricane season. Officials now are looking to the future and further repairs to the pier that were not necessarily storm-related. That direction was discussed during the monthly city pier meeting at Bradenton Beach city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale chairs the city pier committee, and looked to its members for the next step in pier renovations. We have a major issue coming up now that the pier loan is paid off, said Speciale. We are getting ready to go into our next phase of addressing pier structure. The issue was brought to the (Capital Improvement Projects) the scope of where to go and bring it to the commission from there. The city pier committee discussed priorities and possible costs. Speciale said work needs to be done on the pier decking, but the pilings near the restaurant are in bad shape, he said. scope are we going to do, and cost will obviously be a factor, he said. Are we going to do the whole top structure of the pier? Speciale said the city received a price quote two years ago that estimated the cost at $416,000 to replace the decking with new wood, or $529,000 for composite materials. funds we have and what we can do with that, said Speciale. While new decking is a priority, its more important to address the pilings, Speciale said. He said the city had a choice in choosing wood, concrete or composite, but Bradenton Beach building official Steve Gilbert raised concerns about work on the top of the pier before the pilings are done. Thats what we have to decide as a committee, said Speciale. When the restaurant was done, they went pilings after that, they didnt want to touch them because they were so bad. An option to possibly sleeve the pilings in epoxy was discussed. I dont know if (the pilings) are in good enough shape to do that, said Gilbert. Speciale said saltwater has penetrated cracks in the pilings and rusted the rebar. He said the priority should be the pilings. Whats the point of putting a half million dollars worth of decking in, when we need to change the pilings out? So we need to look at prioritizing, said Speciale. Gilbert said the city should remember that whatever decision is made, the pier is not insurable and the city would incur future repair costs. Its over state-owned water, so its not insurable, he said. One of the things we need to think about is what we can afford to replace if a storm comes through. Maybe this is an opportunity to look at a scaled back version of what we have now. Gilbert said costs could be lowered considerably by shaving the width of the pier by a couple of feet. Since any funding for a pier project would have to first be approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency committee, the city pier committee agreed the best step forward was to schedule a joint meeting with the CRA, city commission, and the city pier and CIP committees. We can either do it during one of their scheduled meetings or one of ours, said Speciale. Well do a oneagenda item meeting and just knock it out so we can we can get a scope of what we need to do. Friends nale

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 11 Island watch T o report information on a felony crime, call M anatee C ounty C rime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. T o report information on an I sland crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807. R egardless of location, in the event of an emer gency, call 911. Streetlife Saturday Feb. 11 10-5 Sunday Feb. 12 10-4 ANNA MARIA ISLAND S arong c ompany ompany ACCOMMODATIONS Tortuga Inn Beach & Tradewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www.tortugainn.com 941-778-6611 www.tradewinds-resort.com Haleys Motel An Island jewel with 1950s charm and 21st century amenities. Perfect for all weddings and reunions. 941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824 www.haleysmotel.com Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECT LY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s Island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.com www.bungalowbeach.com i.wedBEAUTY & WELLNESS Acqua Aveda Salon Spa Store Hair, nails, makeup, skin and massage for the bride and the entire bridal party. 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-5400 www.acquaaveda.com CATERING Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill & Restaurant Well cater your affair with Caribbean flair! 941-779-1930 www.bananacabanaseafood.com JEWELRY Bridge Street Jewelers The Islands full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The finest wedding photography, since 1980. Studio located at 315 58th St. Holmes Beach. Vi sit my Web site at www 1 WEDDING/RECEPTIONS Rotten Ralphs Restaurants Now offering catering and banquet facilities for weddings and private parties. 941-778-3953. The Islander Wedding Directory TO ADVERTISE, CONTACT IWED EXPERT TONI L 5 Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, & guest accommodations all in one location. www.queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.com 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL ATTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily. 941-792-3366State adds new charge against Leonard A new armed burglary arrest warrant was issued Jan. 25 by the C lerk of C ourt of Manatee C ounty against C harles H. Leonard, 19, of Bradenton. Leonard was charged in multiple burglaries and stolen vehicle cases after leading three area law enforcement departments on an early morning search through Cortez in December. T he new warrant is in addition to 18 counts of unarmed burglaries to unoccupied vehicles following Leonards D ec. 19 arrest by the M anatee for the new charge at $10,000. Also on Jan. 25, 12th Judicial C ircuit C ourt Judge Janette D unnigan reduced Leonards bond on the burglary charges from $90,000 to $900, appointed to represent Leonard, claimed the prosecution failed to formally charge the defendant on the burglaries within 30 days of his arrest, and sought his release. R egardless of the bond reduction, Leonard is being held in jail without bond on a parole violation. A ccording to prosecutor P amela Buha, Leonard will not be order. I n addition, still active against the defendant is $55,000 in bond on grand theft charges stemming from the D ec. 19 charges and prior incidents involving stolen vehicles, according to the M anatee C ounty jail website. of the cases but, in others, the state is still investigating. A sked about the defense motion and bond reduction order, Buha said the defense was doing their job. Leonards arrest involved several units of the sher Palmetto police departments. was found inside the stolen vehicle Leonard had been seen driving through Cortez. After the arrest, he admitted to stealing the car and other vehicles and confessed to numerous burglaries that day and on prior dates, the reports said. A ccording to court records, Leonard was on probation when he was arrested D ec. 19. T he probation stemmed from a previous conviction, which also involved a stolen car and police chase in August 2010. T hat probation was conditioned on Leonard not violating the law. O n Jan. 5, his bond was revoked due to the C ortez incidents, as well as three other violations in November and D ecember, all involving stolen vehicles, according rections. Leonards arraignment date on the new armed bur at the M anatee C ounty Judicial C enter, 1051 M anatee A ve. W., Bradenton. Island police blotterAnna Maria information. T wo men entered a business seeking donations for a drug rehabilitation program. A deputy informed the leader of the program that solicitors must register with city hall before soliciting. property. A wallet was found and placed into evidence. chief. A driver reported that when he attempted to pass a jogger on the roadway, the jogger struck his vehicles side mirror with a hard object causing minor damage. was reportedly stolen from the property. A ntiques and items valued at more than $10,000 were reported stolen from a residence sometime since D ecember. Bradenton Beach glary. A complainant reported a global positioning system valued at $150 stolen from a vehicle between Jan. 23 and the next morning. burglary. A property manager reported someone entered broke into the washing machine and stole an unknown amount of money from its box and a bag of keys to resort rooms valued at $150. T he manager told police day, sat near the front window, and asked if the resort had a vacancy and left in an old car. theft. A recovery agent for a repossession company reported a stainless steel steering wheel, valued at $250, was taken from a repossessed boat sometime between Jan. 5 and Feb. 1. Cortez Holmes Beach reported stolen, and returned. Police initially responded to a report that two bicycles had been stripped off of a water pipe at a condo building. T he complainant said they had been locked to the pipe the day before, and when he returned the next morning, he found one of the two bicycles, a 26 red mens La Jolla beach cruiser valued at $120, missing. P olice report that it appeared the bikes were stripped off the pipe and locks strewn on the ground. T he complainant told police he found a note lying next to the lock a bicycle store. P olice reported they called the number, which was listed as a bike store, but no one answered. O n F eb. 1, the complainant reported the missing bike had been returned. reported the Jan. 21 theft of his gun. He told police he left his luggage on the back porch of the residence when hours. His landlord and another man were outside working on a boat, and he had asked the landlord if he could leave his luggage on the porch. When he returned and looked through luggage, he discovered the missing gun, a C olt-government model .380, a magazine and pistol case, valued at $925. T he renter said he didnt make the police report until a week later because he didnt have his serial the renters luggage was out of town. televisions, valued at $1,700, and two wooden folding chairs were taken from a residence, according to its housekeeper. P olice report that the television sets and mounts were pulled out of the wall. T he housekeeper told police a painter hired by the owner also had been in the house. Police tried to contact the owner, but couldnt reach him.

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12 FEB. 8, 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) 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 .com941-778-2711 The Original Cortez soon to host 20,000-plus at CCFFBy Thomas Aposporos II Reporter Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, Cortez village will explode with people, music, art, seafood and fun for the 30th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. This years theme is Somethings Fishy in Cortez. The event, once held on crowded streets in the village, now is hosted by the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage alongside the Florida Maritime Museum, the grounds of the FISH Preserve and at John Banyas waterfront marina, including Cortez Bait & Seafood market and the Cortez Kitchen restaurant, all on 119th Street West. The festival has roots in the heritage of Cortez, a 97 historic buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. no more than a few hundred people to show up to their one-day event celebrating the spirit of the village with music, dancing and local seafood. Instead, they received more than 1,000 people. Today, expectations are higher, to say the least. Recent years have seen 20,000-25,000 people pour onto the village streets for the festival, which now lasts two days and features a large variety of attractions. This year, there are 19 local food vendors, local musicians covering many genres, a nautical arts and crafts show, as well as boat rides, marine life exhibits, tours of the FISH Preserve 95 acres of mangrove wetlands just east of Cortez village and other attractions. Though the event has grown since its humble start, it the beauty of the area and the bay waters that surround and support both the village and its primary industry Not only can visitors expect an education along with entertainment at the festival, but they can also know that proceeds go to support and enhance the FISH Preserve. For more information, visit g and to help at the festival, e-mail Debra Ibasfalean at villagelady27@verizon.net. and more info on the Cortez festival.AMICCO performs Mikado The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra will perform Gilbert and Sullivans opera The Mikado at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The cost is $20. Tickets may be purchased at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or online at www.amicco.org. For additional information, call ticket manager Donna Misner at 941-778-8585.Pastel artist, exhibit come to gallery Pastel artist Diane Remington is Februarys featured artist at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Remington is a Minnesota transplant who spent much of her career involved with arts and art education. Her more recent work uses elements of the Cape Cod School of Impressionism, featuring landscapes and portraits with vibrant, glowing colors. For more information, call the gallery at 941-7786694.Harrys wine tasting to bene t Mote Harrys Continental Kitchens will host a wine-tasting the animal hospitals at Mote Marine Laboratory. Admission is $10 and includes an international selection of wines and an hors doeuvre buffet. The event will be held at Harrys, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For more information, call 941-383-0777.Mermaids featured in free art demo Barbara Hines will demonstrate how to paint mermaids with watercolor 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 11, at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information, call the gallery at 941-7786649.Kiwanis Club hosts sweetheart band, dance The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club will host its annual Big Band Sweetheart Dance 8-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the Center. Checks should be made payable to the Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Center at 941-778-1908.Preserve hosts wild romance event The Manatee County Natural Resources Department will host a wildly romantic evening event at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Guests are invited to celebrate Valentines Day 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, a day early, with a naturalist-led tour and dessert prepared by a local chef. Hikers will enjoy sunset views from Robinson Preserves observation tower and learn about the courting strategies of the preserves resident wildlife. The Valentine hike is suitable for ages 16 and older and reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, call 941-748-4501, ext. 4605.Sandpiper club walks to raise funds The Suncoast Sandpipers Club is holding a fundraising walk along the streets and beach of north Anna Maria Island 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11. Registration will be held until 11 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The cost to walk is $2 for participants over the age of 12. A map and directions will be provided for the selfguided routes. Routes are paved, and some beach walking is optional. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. For more information, call Doug Reynolds at 941794-5094. Valentine giving to ACS Feeling Swell Surf Bar and Family Restaurant, 9903 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, will host a Valentines Day event Feb. 14. The event includes a wine tasting, silent auction, steel drum music by John Moher and the $10 entry fee will go to the North End Merchants Association Relay for Life fundraising team. The relay event will be held in May at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. For information, call 941-896-7879.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 13 Island happenings WINE FLIGHTSTrolley up to 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 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 $10 OFFany purchase of $30 or moreOne coupon per person. Not good on previous purchases. Valid thru Feb. 14, 2012. Mister RobertsLadies and Mens Resortwear S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941-778-4505Writers meet, share work Members of the Gulf Coast Writers will meet and Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Anyone interested in creative writing is welcome to attend. For more information, call 941-778-7631.Theives Market to feature sweetheart bake sale The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host its monthly Thieves Market at Coquina Beach at the southern end of Bradenton Beach, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The Privateers Thieves Market resembles a flea market, with vendors selling housewares, jewelry, antiques, toys and fresh produce. This month there will be a bake sale, including a variety of tasty treats for Valentines Day. The Privateers ship, Skullywag, will be on site and Privateers will be selling grilled burgers and hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob for a buc-an-ear and John Redbeard Swagger will be on hand with his Big Johns Famous Barbecue. To apply for a booth or for more information, call Mary Zuchniewicz at 941-722-3212.Craft show to bene t butter y park By Mark Young Reporter If men really are from Mars and women are from Venus, chances are good that shopping for a gift that says I love you isnt a skill taught to young Martians. As the most romantic day of the year approaches, through anxious minds. Fortunately there is help availand Crafts Show. The show will take place on the Holmes Beach city 11, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12. the festival was born out of a need to raise money for the park and TNT Events desire to promote Island festivals. Ambrose said the festival will include, hand-crafted jewelry, plants, pottery, stained-glass crafts, bath products, purses, apparel and more. You can never lose with a great piece of jewelry, said Ambrose. There will be plenty of other great items for your valentine, as well or just bring your valentine out to the show for a great time and great music. The music duo of Patchouli, a music duo of Bruce and Julie Patchouli, will once again be entertaining the festival crowd. (Patchouli) has a following at our shows and people love to come out and hear their music, said Ambrose. Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair to relax and listen to great music. Ambrose said to bring an appetite, too. The show will have plenty of food. We have ordered hundreds of dollars in plants, so the garden will soon be in full bloom again, she said. We greatly appreciate TNT Events and all they do for Ambrose said hopes are high to have a deck installed in the garden in time for an April arts and crafts show. Planning for the park included a gazebo, but Ambrose said that goal may have been a lofty one. She said the deck is her alternative plan. We had hoped to build a gazebo, but the metal roof and tie downs get very expensive, said Ambrose. It is a public structure on public property on a barrier island, so you just cant build a cute gazebo. Ambrose said a deck with seating will provide a place for people to relax and enjoy the garden. More importantly, she said, the funding is in place now to install a deck. We are just going to go ahead with funds we have and build a nice deck with seating and it will look nice The butterfly park was established in 1999 by Ambrose and Connie Hodgson, with cooperation from the city of Holmes Beach. It has since been a work in progress. Funding raised through festivals, donations and brick sales have helped pay for plants and the deck, according to Ambrose. Some proceeds, after expenses, she said, tion-Manasota Chapter. While she did not provide an amount of money each varies depending on the success of the festival and TNTs festival costs. Pirates of Coquina

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14 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDERWednesday, Feb 8 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Annual Wisconsin Day party and potluck lunch 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. 1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. Thursday, Feb. 9 2 p.m. Pam Fortenberry will lecture about dolphins at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 3-5 p.m. Chorus and Orchestra featuring the Gulf Drive Band at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-7788585. Fee applies. 8-11 p.m. Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club Big Band Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Friday, Feb. 10 4-6 p.m. Reception for artist Anne Abgott at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7781906. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception for artist Diane Remington at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception for artists Mariarosa and Roger Rockefeller at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Saturday, Feb. 11 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market and bake sale at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Suncoast Sandpiper Club fundraising walk starts at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. 9:30 a.m. AMIgami, the Island origami club, meets at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 10 a.m.-noon Barbara Hines demonstrates painting mermaids with watercolors at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657. Sunday, Feb. 12 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657. 2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra performs The Mikado opera at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-8585. Fee applies. 7 p.m. Forever Irish starring Andy Cooney at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies. Tuesday, Feb. 14 5-7 p.m. The Islander Promise Day event at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978. Wednesday, Feb. 15 Noon Anna Maria Garden Club presents Caring for Orchids with Olivia Gruen at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-795-2370. 2 p.m. Brian Hersh of the Asolo Repertory Theatre will speak at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Ongoing: Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-7853. at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-4400. Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Center, 103 23 St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915. locations. Information: 941-962-8835. meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-9060668. Off-Island Friday, Feb. 10 8-10 a.m. Silent stroll through coastal mangroves at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941742-5757. Saturday, Feb. 11 9-10:30 a.m. Sneak peek tour of Neal Preserve, 12301 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501. 9-11 a.m. Winter wonder garden tour through DeSoto National Memorial Park, 8250 DeSoto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524. 7 p.m. Wine tasting to help fight crime with Manatee Crimestoppers at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-2732. Fee applies. Sunday, Feb. 12 10 a.m. Jazz worship service featuring Al Hixon and his band at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491. Monday, Feb. 13 6-8 p.m. Finding romance in nature Valentines Day event at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501. Wednesday, Feb. 15 4:30-6:30 p.m. tory at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-0777. Fee applies. 7-8 p.m. Artinsight-Sarasota artists reception at the Players Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-3652494. Coming Up: Save the Date: Island Community Center. Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org. Please include time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.Ready to make the switch? Would you switch for superior quality and service at a better price? If so, call me for exclusive business-to-business Brighthouse internet/phone/ cable specials. Need computer help? If I dont have your answers, I know someone who will. 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Gilbert said laws and ordinances are designed to be meet special exception criteria or not, I could put two attorneys in here and they could argue that conclusion all day long, he said. Whether its a board of adjustments recommendation or a special master ruling, the two processes have one thing in common. Most people have a love-hate relationship with both the board of adjustments and a special master, said Gilbert. In every case, no matter the ruling, someone is not going to be happy. Gilbert said the process should always come down to fairness, and the proceeding should allow all facts to be brought forward through evidence and testimony. Bradenton Beach moved away from the board of adjustments process approximately three years ago in favor of the special master option. While the city lost its Jan. 17 case, Gilbert said it was a fair and impartial process, however, he said the city works diligently to avoid it reaching that level. Variance requests are fairly typical, he said. But weve only had to use the special master three or four times in the last three years. We work with property they want to be. Thats easier to do on preconstruction rather than existing structures. The Jan. 17 hearing, presided over by Special Master tion was decided in Bradenton Beach through the special master process. Property owner William Wisneski was successful in receiving a variance to extend a secondprocess of using a special master is a fair one. Using an expert in state laws and city ordinances, he said, alleviates the burden of using a volunteer board, such as the board of adjustment. At this point our board of adjustments is down to two people, said Gilbert. No one will volunteer. With the special master, you get a fair hearing and you dont get the emotion of neighbor versus neighbor. A board of adjustments is not a quasi-judicial entity, as is a special master. Gilbert said the board of adjustments is strictly, a recommendation board he said. (A board of adjustment) decision would go to the variance appeals always involve personal property rights, there are always going to be some legal questions raised, which gets the city attorney or another attorney involved, then the staff has to get legal advice. Gilbert said while the city incurs costs for using a special master over a voluntary board, its at that point where using a special master becomes more cost effective. It winds up being cheaper to have a special master do it, said Gilbert. Its a more streamlined, cost-effective way for the city to provide due process, but sometimes you agree and sometimes you dont like it at all. Following a special master ruling, the city or the applicant reserves the right to take the decision to court. Gilbert said there are times when that is necessary, but didnt feel the Wisneski outcome was worthy of spending taxpayer money. He pointed out that variance rulings do not set precedent. Each case is unique, he said. Bradenton Beachs decision to use the special master process is a trend that many cities like Anna Maria are considering or have already transitioned. unteer for a board of adjustment, said Gilbert. People so more and more cities are moving to the special master types of format. Gilbert said the format gives those making variance of due process and you dont get stuck with one administrator sitting behind a desk stonewalling everything, he said. Community notices, events Attention community organization representawelcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 17 Peruse our great collection of vintage hats DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment V alentines Day is just around the corner and these your sweetheart something unique, maybe handcrafted, It always feels good to shop local and buy local. So stop in and get shopping! Giving Back in Holmes Beach has moved, but only one door over. Come check out the expanded space and all the new stuff. And remember, when you shop at Giving Back, you get some awesome deals and all proceeds go to local charities. Steffs Stuff on Longboat Key has moved to The Centre Shops. Shes excited about the new digs and has all Mexico Drive, Unit 101., Longboat Key. The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than 50 dealers offering vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of the areas top stops, and we always enjoy shopping the unique offerings. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Antiques wants you to know they have tons of fabulous new stock for both men and women, Mad Men Style! Stop in and buy your sweetie some luxurious lingerie for Valentines Day. While youre there, be sure to check out their new outdoor garden and indoor potting shed, bring a garden plant and receive a coupon for 20 percent off one item in the store. Tide and Moon also has moved to Pine Avenue. then stop in again Feb. 17 for the book signing with both author and illustrator. The Adventures of Rusty and Hazel, written by Laura Shely and illustrated by Dee Pastorius. What a Find! is the sort of fabulous quality consignthey are looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and new appointments daily, the content in the shop is constantly changing! Check it out! And youll be saying Wow, What a Find! Community Thrift Shop has an awesome collecthe price. They are open 10-4 Monday-Friday, and 10-2 Saturdays. Happy Valentines Day and happy shopping... Be sure to tell our friends, The Islander sent me! Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. E. 941-708-0913CobwebsAntiques and More ART AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Art League941-320-1786 Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store 5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-2 What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & Treasures LCBUY~SELL~CONSIGNMENT941.383.1901rive Unit 101 L Jewelry Tide and Moon Remember your sweetheart! VALENTINES DAY FEB. 14 the perfect remembrance is the Anna Maria Island Sterling & Pearl Pendant. Exclusively at Tide & Moon.Also, sweet selections in our heart-shaped collection...BB amends open-air dining ordinanceBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach restaurants will now enjoy less restriction on open-air dining areas, but concerns remain over one key change in the citys ordinance. At their Feb. 2 meeting, Bradenton Beach commisthe citys open-air dining ordinance. As part of the line-item changes to the ordinance, ing ordinance and that has some local business owners concerned about the future. No objections were raised in regards to relaxing open-air dining restrictions, but concerns were expressed during public comment that visitors to Anna Maria Island come for the tranquility of the Island and, if they wanted entertainment, they should go elsewhere. The commissioners called upon Bradenton Beach cer Steve Gilbert to discuss their options. Gilbert said the commissioners had two options. You can leave it for everyone so its fair, or strike wind up being a nuisance issue and become a regulatory issue. Gilbert said city staff is looking at how other cities handle similar noise ordinances, but I can promise you it will be challenging to work through. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said by removing the door dining ordinance, he said. It becomes an outdoor entertainment issue. The ordinance amendment proposal surfaced at the request of the Beach Street Bistro, which sought to install a wood-burning pizza oven at its ground-level outdoor dining area. Much of the commissions attention focused on the cooperation of the Bistro, but the ordinance will impact the city, commissioners said. Gilbert said the commissioners could pass the ordiwithout restriction and add standards that would address the potential for noise at a later date. Mr. Gatehouse spoke on the long-term consequences, said Gilbert. Do you want to have open dining or open entertainment? You have to consider what that must have standards. If you dont, all of Bridge Street and Gulf Drive could be entertainment districts, rather than restaurants. The commissioners voted to pass the amenddirected Gilbert and his staff to begin immediate work on developing standards to regulate potential noise issues. The commissioners also unanimously approved an easement and beach access at the John R. Chappie Gulfside Park, 1402 Gulf Drive N., which would provide a 4-foot-wide walkway to the beach. The request was made by the Bermuda Bay Condominium Association. The condos are across from the park. Their request is common sense, said Gilbert. Thats our easement, so rather than create it in another place, I would like the easement where it is. The commissioners then divided over the wording of the ordinance that would require removal of Australian pine trees in the area. Commissioner Gay Breuler said she did not want to give up the trees, saying, They have been here for a 100 years. They are as native as they are going to get. I have no problem to approve the easement, but I would like to strike the part about removing the trees. Gilbert said the commissioners could pass the easement request and the issue of the trees could be taken up during the landscaping phase of the project. motion to read not to unnecessarily remove trees. The motion passed 3-2. increased noise, amplified music.

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18 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER 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 TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell benacooper@aol.com WINTER FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items, Get 1 FREE Are Your Dentures Ruling Your Life? Solution: Denture ImplantsNew Patient Special* FREE FIRST VISITcomprehensive exam, x-rays and consultationFree second opinion, No CatchesCrowns 2 or more, $599 each(Molars only) Regular $899CALL THE OFFICE FOR DETAILS*Appointment must be made by March 7, 2012Dr. Phanith Keo, DMD, PAEmergencies and Walk-ins Welcome*The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to pay, cancel or be reimbursed for payment for any service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the ad for free, discounted or reduced fee, service, examination or treatment. Keodental.com Now Accepting New Patients* Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org Park-beach improvements FWC adds more sharks to protected listBy Rick Catlin Reporter The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comsharks and great hammerheads in January to its protected list. The addition means those shark species are protected from recreational and commercial harvest. In November, the FWC approved the management change to further protect these top predators. An FWC press release said the sharks can still be caught and released in state waters, which extend to 9 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. There is no prohibition on harvesting the sharks in federal waters, which extend from 9 miles offshore to 200 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. The release said the FWC has started an educational that increase the survival rate of sharks that are caught and released, while ensuring the safety of the anglers targeting them. The techniques include the use of heavy tackle to device to safely remove hooks; use of non-stainless the use of off-set circle hooks to avoid gut-hooking a Florida waters are considered essential habitat for these and other species of sharks, especially juveniles and pregnant females, the release said. Since 1992, the FWC has had a one-shark-per-person rule and a two-sharks-per-vessel daily bag limit for all recreational and commercial harvesters. The FWC also About two dozen sharks are on Floridas protected shark species list and are catch-and-release only in Florida waters.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 19 ObituariesIrene Neville Bystrom Irene Neville Bystrom of Holmes Beach was born July 1, 1918, in Lincoln, Neb., and died at home Feb. 1, 2012. She was born in the Nebraska governors mansion while her father, Gov. M. Keith Neville, served the state. She grew up in North Platte, Neb., and attended public school in North Platte, Pass-a-Grille, Fla., and St. Petersburg, Fla. She earned an associated arts certificate in 1937 from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and in 1939, a bachelor of science in education degree from the University of Nebraska, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. After graduation, she was selected to be a countess for the 1940 Aksarben Ball. Irene taught school in Ashland, Neb., before moving to Los Angeles in 1940 to attend the Sawyer Business School. In California, she met Roy Victor Bystrom, a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They were married July 25, 1942, in Las Vegas. After the war, the couple resided in his hometown of Longview, Wash., before returning to North Platte to raise their family. Mrs. Bystrom was involved in the Parent Teacher Association and served as a Camp Fire leader and Cub Scout den mother. She became active in the North Platte community, participating in the Episcopal Church Women, DAR, CAR, PEO, AAUW and the League of Women Voters. She taught Sunday school and assisted in fundraising efforts to preserve Buffalo Bills Scouts Rest Ranch and convert it into a state historical park. She also served the campaign to create the Americas Twentieth Century Veterans Memorial in North Platte. She also served Nebraska as an appointed member of the Nebraska Higher Education Facilities Act Commission, the Nebraska Tourism Committee and the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education. An avid sportswoman, Mrs. Bystrom enjoyed huntChampionship in 1964. In 1981, Mrs. Bystrom and her sisters Mary Nel Sieman, Frances Newberry and Virginia Robertson donated to the community the Fox Theater, North Platte, which had been built by their father. It became the Neville Center for the Performing Arts. The Neville sisters were honored with Cody Scout Awards for their contribution. A lifelong Democrat, Mrs. Bystrom was active in all levels of the Nebraska Democratic Party. She served as chair of the Lincoln County (Neb.) Democratic Party. She was a political organizer who worked tirelessly in many successful campaigns, including those for Governors Frank B. Morrison, J. James Exon and Bob Kerry. She served as chair of the Nebraska Women for John F. Kennedy in 1960. She was a member of the Nebraska Democratic Central Committee from 1960-68 and served as vice-chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party 1964-68 and co-chair of the Phyllis Dean Arrison Phyllis Dean Arrison, 85, of Bradenton Beach, died Feb. 2. She was born in Washington, D.C., and came to Bradenton in 1993 from Lakewood, N.Y. There will be no services. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory-26th Street Chapel, Bradenton is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota FL 34238. Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Arrison is survived by son Douglas William and wife Doi of Washington, D.C.; daughters Dale Grossman of Ithaca, N.Y., Lynn and husband Chip Harrison of Morristown, N.J., Holly G. of Erie, Pa., Elizabeth and husband Roger Hurd of Amherst, N.H.; brothers John Dean and wife Shirley of Bradenton, Ralph Dean and wife Pam of Bradenton Beach; sisters Priscilla Painter of Reston, Va., Lois Courtney of Washington, D.C.; and 10 grandchildren. Nebraskans for Robert Kennedy campaign in 1968. In 1966, Mrs. Bystrom led a delegation to Washington, D.C., for the National Democratic Womens Conference hosted by the White House; and attended the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In recognition of her political activism, she was honored with a brick in the Plaza of Heroines at Carrie Chapman Catt Hall and the establishment of the Rice-Neville internship program, both at Iowa State University. In 2006, she published her memoir, Tagging Along, as a gift to her children. Memorial donations may be made to the Roy and Irene Bystrom Fund of the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1321, North Platte NE 69103; Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, 2213 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach FL 34217; the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, 115 10th Ave., St Petersburg FL 33706; or to the donors choice. A sunset celebration of her life was held Monday, Feb. 6, in Holmes Beach and burial will be with her husband at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Neb. Mrs. Bystrom is survived by her children, Patricia Trowbridge and husband Daniel of Coronado, Cal., Keith and wife Dianne of Ames, Iowa, and Dr. William and wife Jeannie of Holmes Beach; grandchildren Mollie StansburyLecomte and husband Ludovic of Paris, France; Christopher of Chicago; Elizabeth of Ames, Iowa; Logan, Connor and Trevor of Holmes Beach; and great-grandchild Prudence Irene Lecomte of Paris, France.Rev. John Clawson Bonser The Rev. John Clawson Bonser, 73, of Bradenton, died Jan. 29. He was born May 15, 1938. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1959. He received both a Bachelor of Divinity degree and a Master of Sacred Theology degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. He was ordained by the United Lutheran Church in America in 1962, and served three parishes in Pennsylvania. After moving to Bradenton in 1977, he became a registered investment advisor with Raymond, James and AssociThe Rev. Bonser was an avid photographer and a co-op member of Island Gallery West for many years. He was an active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach, and was involved with All Island Denominations and Inquiring Minds. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Inurnment will be in the Gloria Dei memorial garden. Memorial donations may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton. The Rev. Bonser is survived by wife Susan; son Donald; daughter Amy and husband Matt Valenzisi; stepdaughter Margretta Goodis; stepson William and wife Alyson Karow; brother Curtis and wife Jane; sister-in-law Catherine Raymond; grandchildren Sarah, Robert, Chase and Graham; and other extended family members and many friends. Island real estate sales sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home with pool built in 1970 on a 95x115 lot was sold 01/13/12, Rivellini to Purcell for $617,500; list $645,000. sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1979 on a 50x121 lot for $445,900; list $499,000. 1906 Gulf Drive N., Unit 205, Bradenton Beach, a 1,096 1985 was sold 01/13/12, Theohary to Reese for $390,000; list $424,900. 213 67th St., Unit 5, Blue Lagoon, Holmes Beach, a 01/12/12, Haka Ventures LLP to St. Albans Warehouse Company for $370,000; list $399,000. 113 Eighth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,008 sfla / 1,725 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot was sold 01/12/12, Venaleck to Johnson for $293,500; list $329,000. 107 Eighth St. S., Unit 3, Island Getaway, Bradenton Beach, a 420 sfla 1bed/1bath condo built in 1940, sold 01/11/12, Federal Home Loan Mortgage to Mark Anthony Arcidiacono Realty LLC for $87,000; list $94,500. In the event of a tie, the winner is chosen by draw. THE DECISION IS FINAL.

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20 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER (941) 778-6641 (941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY VISIT OUR WEBSITE! www.TheFeastRestaurant.com The Feast Restaurant Looking for the best news? Look no further Chamber nixes residential wedding parties By Rick Catlin Reporter T he A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce is doing its part to keep wedding parties and receptions out of residential areas. Chamber administrator Deb Wing and wedding festival committee member Katy Dimick met Jan. 29 with May 4-6 to provide an update on the events progress. Wing said brides and grooms at the festival who book an I sland wedding will be advised to hold their parties and receptions at commercial locations. The chamber is taking a pro-active stance to direct all parties and receptions away from residential areas, Wing said. We will politely advise them no to holding a party in a residential area, she said. T he chamber also will distribute a pamphlet of dos and donts for an A nna M aria I sland wedding that includes the advisory against holding wedding parties at vacation rental homes. Wing and the wedding festival committee are encour aging chamber members that book wedding accommodations to direct the reception or bachelor/bachelorette party toward a commercial operation. Wedding parties in residential areas of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach have raised concerns from residents affected by loud noise and parking problems, as well as C hamber members at the meeting agreed that par ties and receptions should be discouraged in residential neighborhoods, Wing said. Chamber board member David T eitelbaum said its only a few of the estimated 1,500 weddings held on A nna Maria Island every year that give the others a bad rap. T eitelbaum, who owns the T ortuga, Seaside, T radewinds and Tropic Isle resorts in Bradenton Beach, said his properties host nearly 200 weddings a year. We are discouraging wedding parties from intruding into neighborhoods, he said. Wedding parties can be held at motel-zoned accommodations and a catering service or on-site restaurant can be engaged for food and beverages, Teitelbaum said. E ntertainment also can be kept to an acceptable noise level, he added. A long with the chambers effort to keep weddings from intruding in residential areas, many of the Islands property rental agents have agreed to a list of best practices for the industry, including prohibitions on par ties. Wing said the chamber wants to avoid adding to the recent complaints by residents against the vacation rental industry. I n other festival business, Wing said quite a few people have signed up to attend the festival, along with 23 vendors. Last years festival attracted more than 300 years event. Wing said shes pushing pre-registration in advertising. Several years ago, almost 200 people showed up to register when the event began. Last year, the festival had 70 vendors, but Wing said that was too many for the event. This year, just 50 vendors will be invited to lessen the overload of informa tion to the bride and groom. T he 2012 festival is a three-day, two-night affair designed to get heads in beds for the weekend during a traditionally slow month for Island tourism. Last years festival was in F ebruary and many bridal modations. This years event begins with a party at Martini Bistro-Fins Bar in Holmes Beach Friday, May 4. Registration is May 4-5, with Saturday, May 5, open for leisure activities. Sunday, M ay 6, bridal groups will tour nine locations to collect information from vendors offering tography and other wedding-related services. A map of A nna M aria I sland, including the vendor locations and other services offered will be provided to each registrant. T he lead sponsors of the 2012 festival include A cqua A veda Salon and Spa, Village C afe at R osedale, G ulf D rive C afe, T ortuga R esort, BeachHouse R estaurant and Bridgewalk Resort, among others.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 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 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! 11:30 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FULL LIQUOR AND DINING SERVICE Come check out our super NEW menu! WELL BLOW YOU AWAY! 941.778.5788 REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes! Tue @ 7:30 Rock n Roll Wed @ 7.30: The Wheedles Thur @ 7.30: Gumbo Boogie Band Fri @ 8: KARAOKE with Jim & Dee S at @ 6:30: Don Hunsinger Sun @ 6:30 Island Swing Band Eat like Eat like drink like drink like a Brit at a Brit at Pelican Pelican Fun Entertainment! Fun Entertainment! Monday Night 7 pm Valentines Dinner Dixieland Jazz Reservations recommended. Sandbar, BeachHouse win wedding awardsT he Sandbar R estaurant in A nna M aria and the BeachHouse R estaurant in Bradenton Beach, both part of the E d C hiles trio of restaurants, have been selected by WeddingWire to receive its Brides Choice award for 2012 for best ceremony and reception venues in M anatee and Sarasota counties. WeddingWire offers an online bridal community, planner, checklist and wedding reviews. Selection is release from WeddingWire said. With the awards, the restaurants are recognized among the top 5 percent of ceremony and venue loca tions in the United States and Canada. Sandbar marketing director C aryn Hodge was pleased with the awards. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire.com, Hodge said. Because of the positive feedback, the restaurants received the Brides Choice awards for 2012, she said. F or more information on the restaurants, call 941779-2222 or 941-778-0444.Salon seeks help for women Salon Salon, 3612 E Bay D rive, Holmes Beach, is hosting a F ebruary fundraiser to help the Womens Resource Center of Manatee aid its clients. C o-owner A nnie P etitt said the Womens R esource C enter needs quality, professional items for to help women turn their lives around. P etitt, co-owner N ikita F osmore and the Salon Salon stylists are collecting skirts, slacks, blouses, T -shirts, suits, professional wear, dresses, gowns and formal wear, shorts, belts, handbags, shoes and briefcases to donate to the center. Well have a drop-off box here all F ebruary for people to bring items they no longer use, Petitt said. C ontributors dont have to be Salon Salon clients, she said, anyone with a big heart can donate. T he Womens R esource C enter helps women get back on their feet, get training and education and get restarted in life, and we believe thats something everyone can support, Petitt said. Salon Salon has held a number of fundraising efforts In November 2011, the salon raised more than $800 for the M offitt C ancer R esearch C enter by offering chances for three baskets of beauty products. For more information, call 941-778-0400.Chamber hosts breakfast, receptionThe Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will day, Feb. 8, at the Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. T he cost of the breakfast is $8 and members are encouraged to bring guests. Reservations are required. F rom 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, F eb. 22, the chamber will hold its monthly business card exchange at the Harbour Island development sales and reception center on Perico Island. Harbour Isle is on Manatee A venue about 200 yards east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge approach. Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest. Reservations are recommended, but not required. F or more information or to make a reservation for chamber events, call 941-778-1541.Realty ravesM ike N orman R ealty, 3101 G ulf D rive, Holmes Beach, has named Carla Beddow as its top listing agent for January, while the top sales agent award went to Kathy Caserta. For more information, call 941-778-3823. Click! welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives. Send notices and photographs to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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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 Caribbean RestaurantTROLLEY DOWN TO STOP 32 SOUTH ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONLY CARIBBEAN-STYLE RESTAURANT. Lunch Tues-Sun 11:30-3:30 Dinner nightly til 10 ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONLY ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONLY MACADAMIA-ENCRUSTED GROUPER! VALENTINES DINNER LIVE MUSIC Wed. Chuck Caudill 6-9 Korean War vet, inventor Bill Huber of Holmes Beach has never regretted a minute of his service to the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Although his claim to fame is the design of the eighttrack tape music system for automobiles that became popular in the late 1960s, Huber believes his real achievement is that he went into the Army in 1952 as a kid, and came out a young man who knew what he wanted to do with his life. Still in high school at Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill., when the Korean War started in 1950, Huber the president came in 1952 when was enrolled at the University of Illinois. After infantry training, Huber took the test for mechanical automotive training and scored a 100. He had always been interested in mechanics and motors, he said. With that grade, he was asked if he wanted to be an instructor at the school, rather than going to Korea. I jumped at the chance. It wasnt a promotion, but party) for the school. I didnt have to do guard duty, KP, nor any cleanup details. It was pretty great for a young kid. During his units annual general inspection, Huber was giving a lesson on the ignition system for the twoand-a-half-ton truck. Unbeknownst to him, a colonel on the inspection team had walked in the back door and was listening to Hubers instructions. After the class, the colonel told Huber his was the best instruction on ignition systems he had ever heard, and promised to write a commendation note in Hubers True to his word, the colonel entered the commendation. Unfortunately, Huber recalled, the colonel also discovered Huber wasnt permanently stationed at the school, but was being listed by the school as held for further training, as a means to keep him as an instructor. Thats how the school got around having to send me to Korea, but it meant I wasnt permanently assigned to the school. The colonel must have blown a head gasket, Huber said, because a few days later, he was told to pack his gear. He was on his way to the war. Huber left in the fall of 1952 for Korea, crossing the people. He arrived at Inchon, which had been liberated by U.S. forces in 1950, in the middle of winter. He was sent to a replacement station, given a pair of rubber boots and told to get some sleep in a tent. The diesel heater didnt work and the temperature outside was about 0 degrees Fahrenheit, he recalled. Anybody who was in Korea will tell you those winters were cold as hell, and the Army was always screwing up the winter uniforms you were supposed to have. He also remembered how the company commander said the men would have hot meals every day. We had to go outside to the mess tent, where there was no room to sit. You got your chow and ran back to your tent and your food was frozen by then. Huber was eventually assigned to the 25th Division, 14th Infantry Regiment motor pool. The unit was about a mile back of the front lines. The men slept in tents with no heaters and worked on vehicles outdoors in the cold. A few days after his arrival, the motor pool was shelled by some enemy artillery and got orders to pack up and move out. The enemy was attacking. The company had to drive its vehicles on unpaved, roads that were either frozen or had turned to slush and mud, making driving almost impossible. And as soon as spring came, the roads turned to dust. Thats when you began to smell the rice paddies, Huber said. The Koreans used human manure to fertilize their rice paddies. The joke in Korea, Huber recalled, was that the only difference between a rice paddy and an outhouse was that some outhouses had roofs. Korea was often called the land of the morning calm and some of the most god-awful smells you ever came across in your life, he remembered. Still, the motor pool was better than the front lines, and Huber was soon promoted to acting sergeant in charge of the motor pool mechanics. To get a real promotion to sergeant, he had to pass the mechanics test. After his test was graded, he was told

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 23 Monday, Feb. 13 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Nachos, Burrito, Refried Beans, Carrots, Applesauce. Tuesday, Feb. 14 Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Bagel, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Pasta with Meat Sauce, Breadstick, Salad, Sliced Peaches. Wednesday, Feb. 15 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Hamburger, Potato Smiles, Veggie Dippers, Sliced Pears, Birthday Cupcake. Thursday, Feb. 16 Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Student Planned Menu. Friday, Feb. 17 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, Shrimp Poppers, Sweet Potato Coins, Corn, Fruit Cocktail. 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 8-12NE 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 Mac McC onnell 7-10 F eb. 10 Ted S tevens 7-10 Peacekeepers 7-10 Will S cott 5-8 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 11:30-9:30Stone crab dinners start at $2299 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. 15, 2012 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 YOURE GOING TO LOVE BRIDGE STREET BISTROOverlooking the Beach & Gulf Four-Star Food Moderately Priced Serving Dinner Nightly Banquet Facilities with a Great View class and I know those are the right answers. Sure enough, when his answers were double-checked, he had aced the test. was good duty, but Huber next had to learn how to get from the supply depot in Seoul. Huber recalled the sergeant telling him that the next time he had to go to Seoul for supplies, to make sure he had a spare quart of bourbon for the supply sergeant. The advice worked and Huber soon had all the parts he needed. But Huber was too good for the motor pool and was transferred to battalion headquarters to drive for the battalion S-2 major. F rom then on, it was all spit and polish and you had to watch yourself around all those headquarters types, Huber remembered. But Huber got along well with the major and he didnt spend much time behind the front lines and the U ntil one night when driving alone down a road, a military policeman ordered him to stop. Just about that time the C hi C om artillery came screaming in, blowing up the road in front of Huber. If the military police hadnt stopped Huber, theres no telling what would have happened, he said. In late June 1953, a truce was declared and a cease enough points, Huber opted to return to the U nited States and take his discharge. He didnt tell his parents he was coming home. He remembers walking up to his house, knocking on the door, and watching as his mom get the biggest surprise of her life. A fter his discharge, Huber returned to college and studied mechanical engineering, graduating in 1957. He then took a job as a machine designer with Kimberley-C larke in Wisconsin. He also met his wife at this time. F rom there, he got a job with M otorola, designing eight-track player. T hats my real claim to fame, Huber said. The eight-track became very popular in automobiles. He also got in on the dawn of the computer age, designing memory system tapes for home computers, then formed a company called I ntellitech that designed home computer systems using digital microprocessing. Huber and his partners sold the company and he then worked for the new owners as the plant manager in Deland, Fla. He retired to Holmes Beach in 1991. Korea was the forgotten war. When I came back, some people had to ask me where Korea was. But I have no regrets. I t wasnt glamorous duty, but it helped me when I went back to college. A nd I came back a young man who knew how to get things done, who knew how to work with people, and I knew what I wanted to do. G oing to Korea and doing my duty is something I m proud of and always will be, Huber concluded. I wasnt any hero. Just an average G.I. who grew up a lot in Korea. Bill Huber is a proud and not forgotten member of the Forgotten Generation. Hot spots off the beach 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A nna M aria I sland Historical Society M useum, 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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24 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointment 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 marinedocktor@msn.com Make one stop to shop for the Dock! Prices start at just $15/hour pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Captain Don MeilnerHave fun c rs! 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. 8 12:46p 1.3 6:19 -0.5 5:47 0.4 Feb. 9 12:04 2.0 1:05 1.5 6:48 -0.3 6:38 0.4 Feb. 10 12:53 1.8 1:30 1.6 7:1 -0.1 8:33 -0.1 Feb. 11 1:47 1.6 1:59 1.8 7:45 0.1 8:33 -0.1 Feb. 12 2:50 1.3 2:34 1.9 8:11 0.4 9:44 -0.2 Feb. 13 4:10 1.0 3:15 2.0 8:34 0.6 11:07 -0.2 Feb. 14 6:26 0.8 4:07 2.0 8:43 0.7 3rd Feb. 15 5:14 2.0 4:07 2.0 8:43 0.7 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 Cathy Schmidt, LPGA Class A Pro TEACHES THE SECRETS TO GOLF Learning is easy and fun! Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS By Kevin Cassidy Reporter Despite closure on Super Sunday, Feb. 5, for the NFL Maria Island Community Center. Mr. Bones is the lone remaining undefeated team among three age divisions, leading the 10-12 NFL East division with a 5-0 record. The NFL West division has Larry Pearson Air Conditioning and Ross Built tied for division with a 4-1 record, but Integrity Sound is on their heels with a 3-1 record. Beach Bistro continues to lead the 8-9 division with a 4-1 record, but the hard-charging Southern Greens and Waterfront Restaurant are but a game back in second. Theres still a lot of football to play, so stay tuned. The 8-9 division game of the week saw Southern Greens Jets defeat Waterfront Restaurant Raiders 34-24 Jan. 30 to move into a tie for second place. Daniel Fritz had a huge game, catching two touchdown passes and Luke Marvin passed for 84 yards and ran another 42. Dalton Guffrie added 50 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Jackie Schlossberg ran for 31 yards and scored a two-point conversion. pulls, while Schlossberg added three and Dylan McKee Jack Barnes ran for 96 yards and caught a pair of touchdowns to lead the Raiders on offense. Eli Heskin ran for 27 yards and a touchdown, while Jackson Hayes ran for 45 yards and a touchdown while also throwing for two touchdowns in the loss. Gianna Sparks and Heskin led the defense with three pulls apiece. Key Royale golf news The Key Royale Clubs mens golf championship in Flight 1 by defeating Ron Pritchard one-up after 20 holes. Mixon now waits to play the winner of the Dick the winner of the Lex Halakan-Art McMillan match that will determine the Flight 2 winner. In the womens championship, Jean Holmes, Laura Purcell, Maxine Mitchell, Penny Williams, Diane Miller and Judy Christensen are still alive, awaiting winners from the Lynn Dailey-Liz Lang and Mary Selby-Kris Landkammer matches. There are 20 pairs competing in the couples championship, which consists of four rounds of competition. After round one, the team of Diane and Fred Miller are comb and Marty and Mary Clark. Couples play continues through February. The men played a nine-hole better-ball-of-partners match Jan. 30. Danny Hayes and Austin Rice combined Pieter Thomassen and Jim Krumme matched the 6-underpar carded by Pete Weir and Dick Eichorn. The men played a better-ball-of-partners game Feb. 1. The team of Joe Dickenson and Andy Barber combined on a 16-under-par 48 to grab a one-stroke victory over Harold McKamish and Tom Lewis. Don LaTorre and Danny Hayes took third place with a 14-under-par 50. was John Estok, who carded a plus 10. Jim Mixon and Tommy McDonnell tied for second place at plus 4. The team of Ron Vandeman, Bill Anderson, Dick Eichorn and Ken Ricketts took the team title at plus 4. Jan Turners 5-under-par 27 gave her a two-shot victory in Flight B. Kris Landkammer was alone in second with a 29, while Heather Pritchard took third place with a 1-under-par 31. Roxanne Koche burned up the track with a 9-underpar 23. Seven shots back and alone in second was Joyce Reith, while Maryanne Kaemmerlen took third place with a 31. place in Flight D. Nell Bergstrom was two shots back in second, while Suzanne Liddle, Kathy Porter and Sally York tied for third at 2-under-par 30. The team game of the day, low putts, was captured by Holmes, Purcell, Zita Gavin and Crowe with 62 putts. Connie Livanos chipped in on the ninth hole, while Landkammer, Purcell and Helen Pollock each had birdies on the day. Horseshoe news Three teams emerged from pool play during Feb. 4 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. George McKay as the walker drew the bye and watched as Rod Bussey and Bruce Copeland defeated match. Bobeldyk-Pyles then walked over McKay 22-12 Only two of 15 teams managed the required three pool-play victories during horseshoe action Feb. 1. Gene Bobeldyk and Bob Mason edged Bob Lee and Rod Bussey 21-19 to earn the days bragging rights. 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. 8, 2012 25Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O 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 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com The Islands Tackle Shop:EVERYTHING you need for winter shing in Florida! By Capt. Danny Stasny Reporter structures. A variety of species are being caught, some typical, some not so common this time of year. Surprisingly, Spanish mackerel and bonito are still being caught around the Sunshine Skyway Bridge structure and from beaches. Spanish mackerel in February is a real treat to catch. To get in on this action, rig up a spoon or Gotcha plug. If youre in a boat, look for diving birds. If youre not, head to the south pier on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and wet your line. Sheepshead are gradually growing in numbers around docks, piers and near shore structure. Live shrimp, crabs, nibblers to bite the hook. Spotted seatrout are making a presence on the deeper A live shrimp under a popping cork or a soft plastic on a Pompano are being caught along the beaches and in all styles and colors are producing the bite, although its been sporadic at best. Good luck and enjoy what the warm winter weather when the winds are down. By traveling to the nearshore up to 18 inches on live shrimp and shiners. Also on the reefs, Girles clients are catching Key West Grunts and keeper-size mangrove snapper up to 16 inches. Moving inshore, Girle is producing good numbers of pompano, although he believes they are becoming less per drift, says Girle, but now were averaging three or four. In spite of fewer pompano, Girles clients are reelsays Girle. Its non-stop action. good results with spotted seatrout. By fishing water depths of 3-5 feet, hes averaging 20 trout per trip. Most of the trout being caught are schoolies, although bigger live shrimp to hook up your catch. potholes along the shoreline, Girles clients are catching two to three reds per hole on Exude darts with a 1/8ounce jig head. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is targeting sheepshead on small rock piles out in the Gulf of clients are catching sheepies in the 12to 15-inch range. Along with sheepshead, Gross is catching Key West Moving in closer to the beach, his charters are reeling pompano to the boat using either live shrimp or pompano jigs tipped with a small piece of fresh-cut shrimp. Most some keepers in the cooler. using live shrimp under a paradise popper. If you havent tried one of these paradise poppers, says Gross, you need to. Theyre deadly on trout. Spotted seatrout in the 15-inch range were the norm, as well as a few bigger Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South ers using silver spoons, Gotcha plugs or live greenbacks are catching bonito up to 7 pounds. We had one guy catch 10 in an hour and a half, says Medley. Spanish mackerel are being caught around the piers using the same tactics as for the bonito. Most catches mixed in the bag. If you want to catch mackerel, says Medley, move away from the schools of bonito. The mackerel are schooling on their own away from the bonito. Pompano are making a showing in the shallower waters near the landside of the pier. Try using live sand lures pompano jigs, although, Medley says, better results are coming from live bait. Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime charters says the past week resulted in a mixed bag for his charters. Howard reports gator trout in the shallow waters of the morning tides. A well-placed select shrimp thrown into the potholes and slowly worked on the bottom will result in some exciting winter-time action, Howard says. Howard has had good results on black drum by tossing select shrimp and crabs under deepwater docks. Howard reports black drum are ranging in size from 15-30 inches in length. Look for structure that has heavy barnacle growth and some depth under them, Howard suggests. the smaller shrimp in your bait bucket for chum bits and to chew, Howard says. Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing of good beach action occurring at both Coquina Beach and Bean Point. Fishers using live shrimp are catching live shrimp in these same areas. Pompano are being reported, although catches are sporadic. Keyes suggests soft plastics and suspending jerk baits. For soft plastics, darts on a 1/4-ounce red jig head. For suspending jerk MirrOlure mirrodine. And live shrimp under a popping cork is effective to hook up wintertime trout. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing daily pier regulars. in the 20-inch range are the norm, although most of the the black drum will eat oyster crabs, so dont be surprised to catch a few while targeting sheepshead.

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26 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER 12300 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34209 On SR 64 right just before the Anna Maria Island Bridge Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 505726, CGC 1519889, CGC 019736. 2/2012. designed for care-free coastal living. Combine with resortstyle amenities like a private clubhouse, pool, cabanas and marina. Top off with the pleasures of Anna Maria Island. It all adds up to the Florida resort lifestyle youve been dreaming of. A place to gather family and friends today and celebrate all the tomorrows to come.One of North Americas most successful homebuilders, were welcoming over 40 families per week into a brand new Minto home. Shouldnt yours be next? Exceptional New Island Home Values from the $340s to $500s. Models Open Daily. Grand Opening!Its not just the water. Its all we add to it. 64 Manatee Ave. W. Manatee Ave. W. 41 41 Gulf of Mexico Tampa Bay Anna Maria Anna Maria Island Island Bradenton SEE ALL OUR LISTINGS WAGNERREALTY.COMISLAND BAYFRONT RESIDENCE Stunning open water views from this 3BR/2.5BA home loaded with historic charm, from walls. 128 of bayfront lush tropical setting, Southern exposure. Dave Moynihan 941720-0089. #M5819584. $759,900 JUST LISTED TWO GULFFRONT owned units at La Costa. Recently renovated Key West-style complex with fabulous views, heated pool, tennis, elevator fully furnished. For more information, call from $359,500-$369,500 941-778-7200 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. CLOSE TO THE BEACH KEY WEST-STYLE HOME, 3BR/2BA, SPACIOUS, OPEN GREAT ROOM FLOOR PLAN $429,000AMIs traveling jewels

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 27 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com TWO BEACHFRONT HOMES. Great quiet side street, two 2 BR/2BA homes located directly on the beach. Huge patio for entertaining, garage, great rental history. $1,850,000. CANALFRONT. Totally renovated 3BR/2BA home located on a mangrove canal. Renovations include tile oors, new kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances. $529,900. ADORABLE G ROUN D-LEVEL DUPLEX located just two short blocks to the beach. 2BR/1.5BA with large covered front porch and a 1BR/1BA annual tenant in place. True Florida Living. $269,000. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 GOLF COU RSE I N FRONT, CANAL I N BACK, located in Key Royale. Beautifully kept, this 3BR/2BA home features a large, heated lap pool, boat lift, 2 car garage and great view out front. $555,000. S ECOND HOU SE FROM THE B EACH: Large twostory home with deferred maintenance. 2BR/2.5 baths. Large Florida/Sun room. Ofce/study off Florida room. Oversized garage. $395,000. O NE OF THE OLD EST BUSI NESSES on Anna Maria Island and in Manatee County. Rare Opportunity. Just 100 feet to the Gulf, business and real estate. Call for details. WEST COAST SU RF SHOP I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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. 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 Lakeland. 7100 sq.ft. on W. Pipkin Road. #L4634064 $939,000. Jon Kent SOLD Your Home Sold In 90 DaysGuaranteed -Or, Ill Pay You $3000! # L4634885 $399,000 ITEMS FOR SALE INDIAN RELICS: Send $1 for color catalog. Indian, P.O. Box 26, Independence, KY 41051. 859-391-0449. RECLINERS: LEATHER AND cloth, wingback. Excellent condition, $60, vertical blinds, 9x7-feet, all hardware, two, $49. 941-778-3920. SUNGLASSES: NEW OAKLEY Monster Dog Ducati, cost $110, sell for $60. 941-778-7003. WHITE WROUGHT IRON glass-top patio table, four matching chairs, very nice, $100. 941-7785439. VINTAGE RATTAN FURNITURE: Recent recover, blue nautical theme, good condition, priced right. 941-776-1789. ITEMS FOR SALE Continued EXQUISITE DINING ROOM table, six upholstered chairs. 42x60inches, two leaves, Tuscan-style solid pecan, like new. $600. 941-795-8359. NEW WEIGHT BENCH: Attachments, $40, new beer kit video, book, all parts, $15, new sump pump, $10. 941-778-4783. FUTON: $200, DESK/bookcase, $250, Corian countertops, sinks, faucets, $200, BBQ grill, $15. Best offers. 941-778-4675. TURN THE PAGE for more classi eds....

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28 FEB. 8, 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 Anderson & Associates InsuranceYour Island Insurance Specialist Working to save you money941-778-8303 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 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. 8 PUZZLE SLUEBIGDINANEORB EINESINAICORALSRIA SPIKEHEELSEMARKETING ATVMARVCAMEBYNOOSE MOATEDERODELIONEL ENCOREPRESENTATION OGREETSROWERSUP IRATEYALUMANIAPARE OATHCTRSIONEXCHANGE CHOPCHOPEMUSRAIDER MAYANSDONABOUND KRISTISIFTBASSTUBA HISTORYBUFFJARSBNAI ACTELOONYLUSTBREAM NESMIKANBADALOU LIFETIMEMEMBERSHIP AGHASTATPARADHERE WRESTOHSNAPHONECOE FOXHUNTERSOXYGENTANK UKEPIRATESEDEROTOE LSDPAPASTREEPEND ITEMS FOR SALE Continued ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: BLONDE, 59-inch wide x 49.5-inch tall, $25. 941-778-2415. LUGGAGE: VERDI ROLLON, 21-inch, expandable to 23.5-inch, new, $15. 941-761-1415. WORK BENCH WITH vise, excellent, $100, camera tripod like new, $100. 941-778-9576. ROLLER BLADES: MENS size 10, helmet, pads, case, used twice, $50. 941-795-8359. BLONDE WOOD DRESSERS: Large and small, two for $90, twin beds (Stearns/Foster), $40 each. 941-778-5439. SOLID WOOD WHITE bookcases, large $40 each, king bed/frame $90. Very large white bookcase, $50, white cupboard, $75. 941-778-5439. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classi eds@islander.org fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS THE LARGE SEALIFE mural on the outside wall overlooking Fins bar in Holmes Beach was painted by artist John Allinson. Project enquiries to: 941-567-5543 or 941-545-3307. FREE HOT DOGS and ice cream to the public 55 and older. 11a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb.12. Hosted by Twin Shores and Barrier Island Realty. See what this fun community has to offer for Bay Front Villas, 3740 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For additional information please call Barrier Island Realty at 941-387-8888. TREAT YOUR SWEETING 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 certi cate. 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 for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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. House trained, spay/neuter, micro-chip, shots. Low adoption cost/ donation. Call or nd our nonpro t rescue and view photos on Facebook. Moonracer No-Kill Rescue, 941896-6701. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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. TRASH-TO-TREASURE sale: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 11. Gulf Shore Park, Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. TWO FAMILY SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Lots of stuff. 5911 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach. YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 11. Cypress high table and two chairs, vacuum, desk chair, antique oak bureau, oak armoire, lots of miscellaneous household items. No early birds. 783 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-? Saturday, Feb. 11, and each Saturday in February, weather permitting. The fun one! Absolutely new treasures every sale! 7002 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9-10. Bookcases, $25, small occasional chairs, $150 per pair. Small heart-shaped display tables, $30 and much more, will haggle! 2003 81st St. N.W., Bradenton. GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday Feb. 11. Household goods, books, chair, ottoman, great stuff! 219 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria. LOST & FOUND KAYAK PADDLE shed out of canal. You identify, its yours, free. 941-778-6766. FOUND: TIMEX WATCH, at tennis courts, Holmes Beach. Claim at The Islander of ce. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. LOST: NIKON COOLPIC digital camera, memory cards in case. Anna Maria Island, possibly on trolley, Sunday, Jan. 29. Paul, 804-901-6244. PETS FREE COCKATIEL TO good home. Five years old, cage included. 941-567-5020. BEAUTIFUL CAT FOR adoption! Long-hair, microchip, two years, friendly. Nice carry-crate included. 941-778-0330 or 812-219-2184. ADORABLE RESCUE PUPPIES for adoption! Three pit mixes, gorgeous, sweet! Two male, one female. Fixed, chipped, shots. 941-896-6701.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 29 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. ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes, certi ed 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. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. 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 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. 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classified ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. SERVICES More ads = more readers in The Islander. 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. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. 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. 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. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: 30 years experience. Handyman home repairs. Services, kitchen and bathroom design, 24-hour emergency callouts. Ronnie, 941-807-6664. WALY PRECISION PAINTING: Interior, exterior, stucco, drywall repairs, pressure wash. Match price, plus 10 percent off. Free estimates. 941448-1928. TURN THE PAGE for more service ads

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30 FEB. 8, 2012 THE ISLANDER SERVICES Continued ALL ISLAND HANDYMAN: All aspects home maintenance. Island local. Call a neighbor, call Mark, 941-720-0067. 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 certicates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www. jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. LANDSCAPING NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. 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 SERVICES Continued 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, haul ing, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. 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. 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 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. Big Fish Real Estate proudly announces Debra Barker, Realtor, has recently joined its growing team of professionals. A 10-year island resident, and owner of Nikis Island Treasures, Debra attributes her success to both a driving entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to think outside the box. She is ready to put her skills and expertise to work for you regarding any of your real estate needs. If you are looking for results, dont hesitate to call Debra directly at 941-962-1954. 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. Beachfront Home Beachfront single-family home. $1,790,000 Call Mel or Barb Neely for a private showing of this unique property.941.809.5565 | 941.807.6220 www.3007avenuf.com www.3007avenuf.com 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849 toll free 800.778.9599Call us to listen and help you List or Buy Your Beach Place Skipper & AssociatesReal Estate Professionals 301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach Island area native and full-time Realtor www.IslandAnnaMaria.com Call Cindy Quinn, 941-780-8000 Bermuda Bay Club 3B/2.5B Key West townhouse w/2 car garage bayfront property and Gulf views. $375,000 Unobstructed amazing Gulf views at Martinique South, 5th floor, NW end unit. 2B/2B with private garage. $489,000 FEATURED LISTINGS Rarely available 3B/2B Direct Gulf-front condo with 2-car private garage ~ $650,000. with 14+ years experience. Go to my website for all MLS listings and Island info!

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 8, 2012 31 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 Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant Pier Restaurant I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued 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. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for of ce/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. RENTALS Continued HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. GORGEOUS WA TER VIEWS 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. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, of ce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. 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. OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. 1BR/1BA on Intracoastal Waterway, beach access, heated pool, clubhouse, 55-plus community. Imperial House condos, 611 Gulf Drive, B-16, Bradenton Beach. Call Suzy Kormek at LaRosa Realty, 321299-4344 or 941-896-8042. ANNA MARIA CANAL home. Walk to beach and have your boat in the back. 2BR/2BA renovated home with boat lift and dock. For sale by owner. Call 813-245-0428. 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. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG: Useful tools and links, fun stuff, and important info News archive. Photos. Commentary and more.

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