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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992). January 5, 2005.
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Publication Date: 02-15-2012
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from a Holmes Beach burglary investigation, defrauding a pawn broker, and as a convicted sex offender who left the state without advising the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or any law enforcement agency of his move. Hall said Mullaneys sister, Christine Ueltschi, also of Holmes Beach, has outstanding warrants for her arrest in connection with the same burglary as her brother. Anyone with information on Ueltschis whereabouts is asked to call Hall at 941-7085804. Doug Mullaney of Holmes Beach, a convicted sex offender who had absconded from his Key Royale residence several weeks ago, has been arrested in Jackson County, Oregon, by local authorities. Detective Brian Hall of the Holmes Beach Police Department said Mullaney was charged by Oregon law enforcement with possession of methamphetamine and failing to register as a sex offender. Plans are under way to extradite Mullaney to Manatee County to face charges stemming County clerk audit reveals concerns for Cortez. Page 2 Holmes Beach woman arrested for battery, drug possession. Page 3 Anna Maria fears rowdies will kill golden goose. Page 4 Anna Maria residents upset over pine tree removal. Page 5 Tree hut owner responds to DEP. Page 8 Island police blotter. Page 10 HB-BB border dispute continues. Page 11 Whats up on AMI? Page 12-13 Getting around AMI street by street. Pages 16-17 Business planner. Pages 20-21 Page 21 AME news, lunch. Page 22. Soccer, football, golf, Pages 24-25 Astheworld Terns plan a festival day in Cortez. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Obituaries Island happenings VOLUME 20, NO. 15 FEB. 15, 2012 FREE Cortez FISH fest planner. Page 18 StreetlifeRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA 2nd resort warned by DEP. Page 9AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Girls vs. pros game on. Page 15Correction In the Feb. 8 edition of The Islander, Rick Catlin reported sand piled at the Lake LaVista inlet in Anna Maria was a gift from Holmes Beach. However, The Islander has since learned that what Anna Maria public works director George McKay told Catlin about the source of the sand was incorrect. McKay told Catlin Feb. 3 the sand came from a Key Royale canal-dredging project, and then said Feb. 7 the stockpiles were excavated and dumped at the inlet with his permission by swimming pool contractors. He also said Feb. 10 at a meeting that included Mayor Mike Selby that he may have been referring in the Feb. 3 interview with Catlin to the West Coast Inland Navigational District project to dredge the Bimini Bay-Key Royale channel, which began Feb. 9. We apologize for the error.Bimini Bay dredging project starts up Church wants Anna Maria cell tower, too Tugboats, dredge equipment and a barge from Florida Dock & Dredge begin work in Bimini Bay Feb. 9, on a West Coast Inland Navigation District contract to clear the channel entrance. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A West Coast Inland Navigation District project to dredge the Bimini Bay channel near Galati Marine in Anna Maria began Feb. 9, said WCIND director Chuck Listowski. We are administering a dredge contract on behalf of Manatee County and the city of Anna Maria for the Bimini Bay-Key Royale entrance channel, Listowski said. The project is funded by a WCIND grant. The channel, which has caused navigational problems for boaters, divides the cities of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. The dredged material will be pumped to the Lake LaVista inlet just north of the city pier, he added. It will be a quick project. We should complete the dredging in about two weeks, Listowski said. He said the barge, dredge and tugboats were making preparations in Bimini Bay for several days before the start date of Feb. 9, but the dredge had not yet begun. Portions of Bimini Bay, including the channel, came to be within the city limits of Anna Maria after the city annexed the waters in 2010. Manatee County, which previously had jurisdiction, determined it had no interest in providing services, permits and planning for the portion of Bimini Bay annexed by the city. The annexation process took 18 months, and was approved by the Florida Legislature, allowing the city to issue dock permits and provide governmental services and law enforcement to its portion of Bimini Bay. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sent a letter to Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby last week stating its desire to be considered as a site for a future cell tower in Anna Maria. The letter follows a similar request from the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, to place a cell tower personal wireless services facility on its property. The center board indicated it would like to share in any income the city derives from a tower on center property. The center leases its property from the city. A new cell tower ordinance is being prepared by city attorney Jim Dye in consultation with wireless services expert Rusty Monroe to replace the current ordinance, which went into effect in 2003. While a number of cellular communications facilities companies have made presentations to both the city and the community center board in recent years, no company has yet made an application for a cell tower. In 2001, Roser indicated a company was interested in placing a cell tower atop the church steeple and asked the city to consider allowing the cellular facility. A public outcry against a cell tower there resulted in the church withdrawing its request. The city then spent more than $60,000 to have a personal wireless services facilities master plan and ordinance prepared by wireless communications expert Ted Kreines of California.Alleged HB burglar, convicted sex offender arrested in Oregon Mullaney The ordinance restricts cell towers to a maximum height of 37 feet and requires a 150-foot fall zone for any tower. Critics of the ordinance have claimed there is no location in the city with a 150-foot fall zone. Commissioner Dale Woodland has said the reason no company has applied to build a tower is because the citys ordinance is too restrictive. Under federal law, municipalities cannot restrict cell tower construction, but can implement location and sight requirements on such a structure. Ueltschi

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Whether the three entities will rally behind one another or whether a September audit requiring more separation will cause a deeper riff will be addressed in the coming weeks. The audit of the museum, following the discovery of $6,000 in a cashbox left by previous museum management, revealed that recent cooperation between the nonbut go against grant requirements set forth by the Florida Communities Trust. FCT granted the funding to purchase the 1912 schoolhouse, now the museum, in 1999. been working with the museum to raise funds, but a lack of museum revenues and subsequent disbursements are at issue within the audit. The contract stipulates cooperation between the three entities, and includes supplying volunteers to the museum. However, the contract also stipulates funds generated on museum grounds remain strictly for museum activities and within museum control. This has not been the status quo in recent years, according to the audit. The museum has been using a bank account that FISH set aside in its name for museum use, but most Most of the $6,000 discovered in the cashbox was deposited into the FISH account. The FCT grant contract was directly related to the museum and the museums use of the FISH account is We have to start separating it, said R. B. Chips Shore, Manatee County clerk of circuit court and comptroller, who ordered the audit upon learning of operations. The very mention of separation brought back defensive memories for FISH board members at their Feb. 6 meeting, where the audit results were discussed. Im grateful to the county to help us redo the museum, but I dont want to lose all of our privileges and start feeling separated, said FISH facilities chairperson Debbie Ibasfalean. How did you come to the down the middle between FISH and the museum? Shore explained that the audit determined that the $6,000 was raised through museum activities and the FCT contract stipulates that the money belongs to the museum, so must be used for the museum. Ibasfalean said a donation box at the museum has generally been a multipurpose donation box for people to donate not only to the museum, but toward FISH efforts to organize festivals. I have people that will go put money in that museum box thinking its for the museum and FISH, she said. They dont know any better. No one involved with the cooperative effort of all three organizations knows different, said Shore, who took most of the responsibility on his shoulders for the ongoing confusion. Its not only about the donation box, however. While there is leeway for FISH to conduct fundraising activities on museum property, a revenue share agreement must be reached in the form of a lease/rental agreement, with a guaranteed share for the museum. Also, FISH not only conducts concessions on property. All of those fundraising activities were contradictory to FCT stipulations, or should have at least had a user-fee lease/rental agreement in place with the museum. FISH board members were surprised to learn much of what the audit revealed in terms of separation requirements. And that was my fault, said Shore who noted he is working with the county administrator to get all of the organizations involved with the museum back into compliance with the FCT grant contract. Board members were not pleased at the prospect of returning $6,000 to the museum. Some said they believe the money was raised for both the museum and FISH. Shore said that no longer mattered, and that it was a clear legal obligation. When I grew up it was a handshake and a done deal, so its been hard to wrap my head around what has to be done in government, said Shore. So I got burned. Ibasfalean said she just doesnt want to see another massive rivalry. I know we have to do whats right by the government, but I just dont want to lose that bond. The Florida Maritime Museum is housed in the former 1912 Cortez schoolhouse, now owned by Manatee County. Islander Photo: Courtesy Cathy Slusser

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 3 CORTEZ AUDIT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941West Manatee Fire Rescue District WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org. Of Interest Beach City Hall. Send notices to news@islander.org.Drugs, struggle lead to jail for Holmes Beach womanMcKay apologizes to Islander for sand pile misunderstanding A nna M aria public works director G eorge M cKay apologized to The Islander for a false statement he made during an interview for the newspapers F eb. 8 story on sand piles on the north side of the Lake LaVista inlet. McKay told reporter Rick Catlin the sand came from the Key Royale canal dredging project. Key Royale is in Holmes Beach. McKay said Anna Maria would use the sand to renourish the shore at the city pier, adding the sand was beach quality. O n reading the published story, Holmes Beach M ayor R ich Bohnenberger noted there is no such dredging project in Holmes Beach. A fter the story published, C atlin again called he told The Islander the sand piles at the inlet were dumped there by swimming pool contractors, and abruptly ended the discussion. T o clear up the matter, The Islander met with M cKay and M ayor M ike Selby F eb. 10 and reviewed C atlins notes from his F eb. 3 telephone interview with McKay. After the question-and-answer notes were read, M cKay said, apparently I miss spoke during that conversation I apologize for what was said, McKay said. Catlin asserted it was possible McKay misunder stood his questions, although he twice described the location of the sand piles during the McKay inter view. M cKay reiterated his recollection was that he had said the sand was from pool contractors, but publisher Bonner Joy again indicated that C atlins notes state McKay said what was reported that the sand piles came from a Key Royale canal-dredging project. McKay then recalled he might have been refer ring in that interview to the West Coast Inland Navigation D istrict project to dredge the Bimini-Key R oyale entrance channel which was set to begin Feb. 9. McKay said WCIND often calls the channel the Key R oyale channel and that W CIND used that term in a recent press release. However, the sand was photographed by C atlin at the Lake LaVista inlet prior to the startup of the WCIND project. M cKay said he previously gave permission to two contractors to dump excavated sand at the Lake LaVista site in the event he needs to provide sand bags to residents during hurricane season or to add sand to the shoreline. McKay further said he inspects each pool site in the city and determines whether the material is beach quality sand prior to it being dumped at the city site. He also said contractors are allowed to dump only what they excavate in Anna Maria. Selby said he was unaware that M cKay had given permission to private contractors to use city property for dumping, but he approves the practice as well as the possible use of the sand for sandbagging and for nourishment of the inlet rip-rap and along the pier shoreline in an emergency. Volunteers carry a 1932 gill net skiff into the Florida Maritime Museum, 1445 119th St. W., Cortez, on Feb. 7. The museum, which has come under scrutiny after a recent audit, features local maritime history dating back to the 1880s. Islander Photo: Mark Young Working together FI SH board member Joe Kane said its not about the money. T he money is a symbol of the three entities who need to work together for a common goal, he said. The spirit of this is not about dollars and cents or legal contracts, he said. I t has a much more important thing. In the role of the museum, FISH is a part of that. Weve got $6,000 and who does it belong to, but the reality is that we have a separation in this room. Kane said the $6,000 is a symbol of that separa tion. said. What we need is to get a feeling that we are a part of the museum and that the museum is part of FISH. As part of a 1999 agreement signed by Karen Bell, former treasurer of FI SH, FI SH agreed not only to assign volunteers to the museum as part of the FCT agreement, but also to pay the museum $25,000 annually in revenues generated from the Cortez FISH-sponsored Commercial Fishing Festival. T his, too, came as a surprise to the current FI SH board. Some members questioned what the 1999 board could have been thinking. T o date, those payments have not been made, but Shore is not forcing that issue as part of the cooperative spirit between the agencies. However, Shore said the obligation to separate By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter What began as an assist to a medical emergency thought to be a drug overdose F eb. 3 ended with felony charges against a Holmes Beach woman for aggravated including possession of cocaine. Jenna M aroney, 24, of the 200 block of 71st Street, was charged following a struggle with Holmes Beach gency medical services team responded, and the Holmes Beach Police Department also responded as backup to a possible drug overdose. A ccording to an HB PD report, M aroney had just lost custody of her child. T he struggle ensued after she agreed to be transported in an ambulance. were dispatched to the scene in the garage of her mothers house. A lthough M aroneys last known address is her mothers, according to the Maroney living there at the time. O ne report said M aroneys child was staying with Maroneys mother, and Maroney had broken into the garage sometime during the night. sonnel were attempting to convince M aroney to go to and the EMS team. Maroneys speech was slurred and incoherent, and her answers unresponsive to EMS questions, according to one of the reports. A ccording to one report, during the incident, police saw a knife at the top of her purse. The womans purse was then searched for weapons or contraband. In their search, police found 18 small white squares, .055 ounces, which tested positive for cocaine. She was placed under arrest for the possession of drugs after she refused transport to the hospital. T he suspect then changed her mind, and asked EM S for transport to the hospital. However, as EM S was leaving, an emergency medical technician opened the ambulance rear door and asked police for additional assistance because, while in the ambulance, they observed Maroney consume an unknown substance that appeared to be a drug from a locket on a chain around her neck. P olice then held M aroney down and attempted to retrieve the locket. While they held her down, she spat EM S next restrained M aroney and put a mask on her face, according to the report. a cleaner. P olice said the woman knew she had a life threatening disease. The EMS and police took Maroney to Blake Medical C enter, and from there she was transported to the Manatee County Jail. M aroneys mother called and asked police to return to the residence because she had gathered additional drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $5,000 for the aggravated battery and $1,000 for possession of cocaine. O ther bonds from different cases also are active against Maroney, according to the Manatee County Sheriffs website. At press time, she remains in jail awaiting an arraignment at 9 a.m., March 2, before 12th Circuit Court Judge Janette D unnigan at the M anatee C ounty Judicial C enter, 1051 Manatee A ve., W., Bradenton. funds is not negotiable between the entities. The management agreement reads, any fees generated as a result of (museum grounds) usage will be accounted for in separate accounts and used for the restoration and operation of the (museum). I t is in this language where the agreement allows the museum to create fee-based leases to non-governmental agencies, such as FI SH and C VHS, which has not been done in the past. A nd board members learned, such leases must be forwarded to FCT for review and approval prior to the county board of commissioners taking action. T he audit recommendations to remedy the existing problems include creation of lease/rental agreements, remove the clerks responsibility from FI SH to solely revenue fund for the museum, and to update the 2004 management plan to current operational standards. T he audit further recommends a secure means to A subcommittee was formed by the FISH board to begin working with museum staff to create lease/rental agreements going forward. T hose recommendations are expected to be brought to the FI SH board at its M arch 5 meeting, which also will feature elections for board positions. For more on the audit, go to www.islander.org.

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4 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 47th Annual Service Club 2012 Antiques & Collectibles ShowPreview Gala Friday, Feb. 17, 5-9 Saturday Feb. 18 10-5, including Antique Appraisal Fair 10-3 Sunday Feb. 19 11-4 Info & Tickets: 941-812-8226Jewelry Appraisals 218C Pine Ave. ~ Anna Maria ~ 941.896.4848www.FloridaEnglishBulldogRescue.com Shes having a party at the store to bene t her good friends at Florida English Bulldog Rescue, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Join us for refreshments, hot dog roast, raf e items and giveaways. And, please, bring a donation of dog treats, dog toys or dog food. ITS BELLAS BIRTHDAY! Commissioner says party rentals kill golden goosePlans for this single-family residence under construction on Maple Street in Anna Maria provide for six bedrooms. The owner, MEK Properties LLC, indicated on the building permit it will be a single-family residence. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria residents may soon discover what Holmes Beach learned last summer. The number of new homes on Anna Maria Island up to 20 people is rising. If we dont do something soon, we are going to kill the golden goose, said Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn. Greedy developers are gulping up all the houses and said. We are losing paradise. If one doesnt believe her, she said, just look at some of the current construction projects in Anna Maria. On Maple Street, a new residence is under construction that will have six bedrooms. The owner is MEK Properties LLC, and corporate records state Shawn Kaleta of Anna Maria is the registered agent. The contractor is Modus Operandi Construction LLC, with Kaleta and Steve Hanson of Bradenton listed as managers. Kaleta has built a number of dwellings, particularly duplexes, in Holmes Beach the past year and many have four or more bedrooms. The properties are built primarily by investors, and are then sold to new investors. MEK Properties LLC has recently purchased the Ellsworth property in Anna Maria, which consists of three lots at 60 N. Shore Drive. The property is being cleared by Modus Operandi Construction. Three single-family dwellings can be built there, SueLynns fear is that new properties will not only be more vacation rentals, but the owners wont register to pay the resort tax, or register with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a commercial enterprise. She has concerns these multi-bedroom accommodations will be rented to large groups of partygoers who have little regard for residents. If a property is registered as a vacation rental, the owner must collect 5 percent of the cost for rentals of six months or less to the Manatee County Tax Collector, department. Theres another reason for an owner not to list new residential construction as a vacation rental. Welch said the parking requirement for a singlefamily dwelling is one space, regardless of the number of bedrooms. If the builder calls it a single-family residence, theres nothing we can do about the number of bedrooms, Welch said. We take the builders at their word. However, if the developer lists the structures use as a vacation rental, the property must have one parking space per two bedrooms. An eight-bedroom vacation rental, he said, is required to provide four parking spaces. owners of vacation rentals are not registered with the tax collector and are pocketing both the 5 percent resort tax and the 6.5 percent sales tax. An investigation in Holmes Beach last year by SinSueLynn also is concerned Anna Maria is being over-advertised as a vacation destination and as a place for investors to make a quick buck. But with the many complaints recently about late-night parties at vacation rentals, shes concerned it could be too late. Just word-of-mouth has spread the news about Anna Maria, she said. More and more marketing of the Island by Manatee County might bring more visitors than Anna Maria can accommodate, and ruin paradise in the process. We are in danger of losing our quality of life and the quality of life we provide our good visitors, she said. SueLynn has no problem with visitors who come to Anna Maria for the peace and quiet, ambiance, and the family-friendly atmosphere in the city. They care about Anna Maria. The reason they come is for the family lifestyle, the quality of life. But 1 percent of the visitors, maybe less, are coming for a weekend party or as day-trippers, she said, and those are the visitors destroying the citys image and quality of life. We are quickly becoming a Panama City, a Daytona Beach. We are allowing a different type of tourist to respect the residents. Shes heard numerous complaints from residents about late-night parties at a vacation rental that produce loud noise, too many cars parked on the street and a large amount of trash left behind. She also pointed to a problem with day-trippers to the citys beaches and attractions. Ive heard stories of them dumping baby diapers on the beach, using the outside shower at someones house, urinating in public, drinking on the beach, parking on lawns, and dumping trash wherever they want, she said.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 5 AM RENTALS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 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 SueLynn also had concerns that the M anatee C ounty A s head of the committee forming the list of best practices a binding agreement of terms between renters and property managers, she said rental agents should have law enforcement assistance, if needed, to enforce their policies. I f our city codes are not enforced, if developers can around declaring a house to be a vacation rental, if we dont get ordinances in place governing rentals, and if a few rental agents dont abide by the best practices rules, this city could be in big trouble, she said. M ayor M ike Selby is currently in discussions with Manatee County Sheriff Brad Stuebe about the citys contract with MCSO and obligations to uphold city codes. SueLynn asked the commission to hold a work sesand the resort tax collections office to find property owners who evade the law. We cant afford to kill the golden goose, she said.Residents claim city tree removal blatant destructionBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter P ark A venue residents Betty Yanger and N ancy Yetter addressed A nna M aria commissioners at their Feb. 9 meeting, expressing outrage over the removal of Australian pines at the Park A venue beach access before taking public input. Yetter claimed she heard the city agreed to remove the pines because the builder of a new home at the beach end of Park A venue, told the city that the owner wanted a view of the water. I t was a blatant destruction of the I sland, carried out in secrecy, Yetter said. She did say she was aware of the Florida Depart ment of Environmental Protection order of 2004 requir ing municipalities to remove A ustralian pines from public property whenever possible, but asked M ayor M ike Selby to look into negating the DEP rules regarding A ustralian pine removal. Bring in tall trees with shade and, in the future, show people what the area would look like if the pines were removed. We want tall trees, Yetter said. Yanger suggested cedar, gumbo limbo and cabbage palm trees, among others, should have been purchased and planted immediately to keep the area shaded. Right now, it looks like a war zone, Yetter said. Whats done is done, Yanger said. She suggested the city have a plan in the future when it schedules the removal of trees such as the mature Australian pines. Yanger said the city should always consult with the residents in the area where exotics will be removed, and have native trees ready to plant to replace the exotics. We want to look forward, Yanger said. F ormer C ommissioner G ene A ubry said the city was divided for a long time over some issues. Now its not, but its about to be again, he said. C ommissioners should think, talk to each other and take the time to talk to people about the decisions you make. I would hate to see this continue, Aubry said. Whats happened on P ark A venue is pretty sad to see, Aubry said. C ity resident M ike C oleman, however, said he didnt agree the city is about to be divided. He said Yanger and Yetter are asking for solutions. Coleman suggested the commission should enact a measure to replace each A ustralian pine with a native tree as Yanger suggested. C ommission C hair C huck Webb said the issue of A ustralian pines was not advertised for discussion on the agenda. C ity attorney Jim D ye, however, said discussion was D ye suggested the city advertise discussion of the Australian pines issue, and Webb said the city did have some control over property owners removing exotics and other vegetation. He suggested the city have a mitigation system requiring a developer plant native species as replacements for some removed trees. The question is how far we want to go into private property rights, Webb said. Webb said he would work on a mitigation resolution and advertise it for a future meeting, but he noted the Australian pine tree issue is not new. I ts been discussed and discussed in this city the past 10-15 years at least, he said.

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6 FEB. 15, 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. 15, 2012 FEB. 15, 2012 FEB. 15, 2012 FEB. 15, 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 1-866-362-9821Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. Address letters by e-mail to news@islander.or g or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or comment on matters on The Islander website at www. islander.org. Opinion YourSeeking moratorium on monstrosities I have been fortunate to be an annual visitor to Anna Maria Island for more than 35 years and I have enjoyed this little piece of paradise. In the past few years, I have noticed articles in the local paper about neighbors complaining about large they feel. Where once stood a two-bedroom, one-bath duplex there now stands a six-bedroom, four-bathroom motel, suitable for 24 or more people. It is clear that these homes are not for residential use, but for commercial purposes in a residential neighborhood. I now have to look forward to enjoying more It is clear that these monstrosities are becoming the future of Holmes Beach, and it is truly saddening. In a letter to the mayor, I have asked for a review of the building codes that allows this type of massive duplex to be constructed and to have a moratorium placed on such structures. Something clearly needs to change in order to preserve the old Florida charm that we all fell in love with. If you share my feelings, please, write to the mayor and commissioners, expressing your feelings, or nothing will ever be accomplished. Suzanne (and Robert) Supply, Holmes Beach www. islander. orgTraf c concerns Because I work at various locations all over the have been working near the corner of Fifth Street and Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach. I am extremely concerned for beach visitors and the bicyclists at that intersection heading towards Longboat Key. Eight out of 10 times when I am waiting to turn left, the cars behind me pass on the right side of the road.Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,510 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. To join the conversation, use the direct link to our Facebook fan page at www.islander.or g. What is the most romantic place to spend Valentines Day on the Island? Bean Point and Beach Bistro. Joyce Stadt Bean Point. Rebekah Clements Outdoors at The Sandbar watching the sunset. Mandy Mitchell The Blue Water Motel. Paul Spencer Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria. Mack Doss Sr. Anywhere on that beautiful beach of Anna Maria. Denise Wood Kozer woman with a baby in a stroller nearly to death, four more cars followed. Isnt this illegal? It is the side of the road, not to mention the bicycle path is clearly marked. I have kids and grand kids who use the beaches all the time we live here year round. We will no longer use that area because it is not safe to park there, let alone be standing outside of your car. Melanie Owens, Bradenton Say yes to mullet Put away your Island plans, the beach can wait. This weekend is the 30th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, and in spite of our slight tendency you to go. GO FISH! This festival has grown from humble beginnings when friends once planned to share some Cortez fare and put on an art show at the old Bayshore Seafood docks. They sought to cast off the smug druggling (no one wanted to call it drug smuggling) image of Cortez in And back then, not too many town folks felt welcome by the villagers, also sometimes called hardcore Cortezians. My how the times have changed. tival in the village and the villagers of Cortez those who survived the net ban in the 1990s and the threat to It was great to see the festival focus turn last year to the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage 95-acre preserve, the Florida Maritime Museum and the Bratton Store. The new location spotlights the results of the many years fundraising the fruits of the festival and the hard work all the many volunteers have put into the preserve. And, yes, the new setting was as fabulous as ever. Everything was as expected and more. It seemed there was more seafood, music, arts, crafts and things to do than ever before. In the planning of such a huge event 30,000 or so people may attend must come transportation and parking. The impact spreads east in Bradenton and west to Anna Maria Island, but theres a solution for that. Ride the Island trolley to Coquina Beach and ride the FISH shuttle, or catch the shuttle at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. Youll be chauffered promptly to the festival gate. Make the shuttle part of your festival adventure. Funds from the festival continue the efforts of FISH to preserve the Cortez way of life a cause we gladly celebrate and support all year around. It was the Jerry Seinfeld show that popularized the Festivus for All of Us, a contrived holiday thats come to represent a festival of ones own making. Seinfeld also popularized a mini-mullet haircut, but we wont go there. Happy FISH festivus.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Feb. 13, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Feb. 5 64 79 0 Feb. 6 67 84 0.32 Feb. 7 65 79 0 Feb. 8 60 77 0 Feb. 9 58 75 0 Feb. 10 59 78 0.41 Feb. 11 55 67 0.01 Average area Gulf water temperature 70.924-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock again delayed the start of Island beach renourishment, pushing the project to late February, early March. Business owners summer tourist season. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox was not surprised by the delays, saying her volunteers would ensure construction did not disrupt turtle nesting. in the February Anna Maria mayoral race. When polled, many voters said their decision was not based on differences in the candidates platforms, but on Skolodas two-year tenure as city commissioner, during which he baugh. We just want a return of a normal commission, said one voter. agreed to have sand stockpiled on the beach by the beach renourishment contractor, although the project terms did not include creating dunes. The committee said the dunes would assist stormwater drainage, protect private property on Gulf Drive/State Road 789, and help protect turtle nests. 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 Come Celebrate Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday! Weve got you covered for both with specials each day. 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. 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So I decided to write a book of my own one with a good environmental message about the importance of keeping our waterways clean and safe for people and animals, as well as a positive lesson on paying it forward and respecting those who may be different from us. It isnt very hard to write a good story with those ideas in mind, said Shely. What brought the whole project together for Shely was her friendship with local watercolorist Dee Pastorius, who agreed to illustrate the book. When Shely moved to Bradenton in 2005 from Stillwater, Minn., having sold her jewelry shop of 10 years there, she moved near Pastorius. As it happened, Pastorius had lived in Stillwater until 1993, when she moved to Florida and watercolors. She displays her paintings in various local galleries, including the artists co-op, Island West Gallery. Dee and I became fast friends, just like Rusty and Hazel, Shely said, with a laugh. Weve both been involved with art of various kinds for a long time, so a collaboration was only natural, she added. copies of Rusty and Hazel on the porch of Shelys shop 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, during the monthly Pine Avenue Porch Party. And you can expect spring to bring more books from Shely. Laura Shely, author of Rusty and Hazel and Dee Pastorius, illustrator, will sign copies of their book 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, on the porch at Shelys shop, Tide and Moon, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria during the monthly Pine Avenue Porch Party.

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8 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 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. Renew your promise to love and cherish your Valentine Everyone welcome : Register at the event! Its YOUR special Valentine!HB lodge seeks after-the-fact exemption for tree hut By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Referring to a tree hut on the beach as minor activity in a Feb. 10 letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, an attorney for Richard Hazen, owner of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., asks for an after-the-fact permit exemption for the tree house Hazen built without permits last year. In December, the DEP Division of Water Resource Management, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, advised Hazen to voluntarily remove the wood-frame deck structure and restore all affected dune areas within 30 days. The DEP warning letter advised after-the-fact permitting was unlikely. In the letter to Jim Martinello, DEP environmental manager, attorney David Levin asked the DEP to further explain its allegation of an alteration of an existing dune system by creating cleared pathways and viewing areas, and for the location and extent of dune alteration. As to the tree house, Levin states the state administrative code exempts from CCCL permitting, minor activities which do not cause an adverse impact on the coastal system and do not cause a disturbance to any He said the code defines adverse impact as an impact to the coastal system that may cause a measurable interference with the natural functioning of the coastal system. dune is one with alongshore continuity to offer protection to uplands. It would be impossible to show any measurable interference with the natural erosion, Levin concluded, equating erosion with the functioning of the coastal system. He said the deck is supported by a large Australian pine tree, supplemented by four 12-inch diameter wood poles, similar to those supporting other exempt structures, such as beach awnings and other shades, typically found along the beach. The poles are located behind an existing seawall that was buried during a beach nourishment project, according to Levin. Given the size and location of the support poles, he said it would be virtually impossible for such poles to have measurable impact on the coastal system. Clearly, if the sole support of the deck was the Australian pine, Levin said, there would be no question that the subject deck was exempt. Levin concluded his Feb. 10 letter to Martinello by asking DEP to consider the elevated wood deck structure as an exempt minor activity, and suggested a meeting with Martinello Feb. 21 in Tallahassee. Following a complaint to Holmes Beach about the structure this fall, the city referred the matter to the DEP. plans and a survey would be required before it would consider a letter of no objection, which is typically required before DEP considers issuing a permit. In December, the city received an inquiry about the required plans by phone from Hazens engineer, Charles Sego of Anna Maria. The citys concerns over the construction relate to building stability, safety and ability to withstand hurricane-force winds, according to David Forbes, code Angelinos Lodge includes four vacation rentals, and, according to Hazens wife, Huong Lynn Tran, the tree hut was built as a place to read, write, relax and dine. An Austrailan pine tree with a diameter of 50 inches at chest height and 12-inch wide pilings resembling tree trunks, support the tree house on the beach at the Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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10 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 The Sea Hagg 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 WINTER FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items, Get 1 FREE StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria boat propeller was reported missing from a boat stored at a residence. scene of a crash. T he driver of a dark colored minivan backed into a stop sign, bending the post back and causing the sign to lean back approximately 2 feet. A witness witness followed the vehicle and police apprehended the driver in the 5500 block of Manatee A venue. Someone pried open the rear porch door and a sliding door. T he residence was ransacked, and unidentified items were taken. her missing husband. A ccording to the report, the man has A lzheimers disease. He was located at G alati M arine on South Bay Boulevard. reported that funds were removed from his bank account fraudulently. A man reported receiving a suspicious call from a person claiming to be from Bank of A merica asking for personal Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.Third sex offender reports Cortez addressBradenton Beach to vehicle. A complainant came to the police station to report a GPS stolen from his truck Jan. 23-24. He to anyone to enter his vehicle and take his GPS. The GPS was valued at $129. Jan. 27, 101 22nd St., T ropic Isle Inn, theft. A representative of T ropic Isle reported six ceiling fans missing. Broken glass was observed in the parking area on 22nd Street. Workers said a man collecting aluminum from the trash broke a window and left his business card. Police placed into evidence a security recording and the business card. T he investigation continues. F eb. 8, 1407 G ulf D rive S., C oquina M oorings, burglary to vehicle. A man reported his vehicle had been entered, and binoculars with a digital camera and prescription eyeglasses were stolen from his car while parked at his condo. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Holmes Beach plainant reported someone entered an unlocked gate to panel television that had been mounted to a wall on a back porch, valued at $500, was reported missing. complainant reported a burglary occurred F eb. 2 in which been stolen. It was valued at $500. said a 2010 C hampion scooter with a F lorida tag had been parked outside for two or three days. Police checked the registration of the vehicle and tried to contact the owner, but there was no phone listing. ant reported a stolen red 26-inch mountain bike. vehicle burglary. Police responded to a report of a stolen wallet from an unlocked car at M anatee P ublic Beach. The complainant said his passport and wallet, including his drivers license, social security card and miscellavehicle. P olice checked the area and nearby trash cans, but the wallet was not was found. person. A caller reported a suspicious person in her back52nd Street and Gulf Drive waiting for a ride home. relocated a rat snake safely to the bushes after a woman reported the snake in an outside shower. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. T he F lorida D epartment of Law E nforcement reported a convicted sex offender moved to the C ortez area in early February. A ccording to the FD L E website for convicted sex offenders, the 50-year-old male lives in the 10100 block of 46th A venue West. He was convicted in M anatee C ounty in 1996 of lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor under the age of 16, and has completed his sentence and probation. C onvicted sex offenders are required to register their address with the FDLE whenever they move. Additiontheir jurisdiction on a regular basis. There are now three convicted sex offenders living in the Cortez area, including a 72-year-old man residing in the 4400 block of 125th Street West. T he other Cortezarea sex offender resides in the 4200 block of 129th Street West. No convicted sex offenders currently reside in Anna Maria or Bradenton Beach. In Holmes Beach, a convicted sex offender lives in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive. Another convicted sex offender in Holmes Beach recently absconded from his address in the 600 block of D undee Lane, Key R oyale, but was arrested last week in O regon on burglary charges from the Holmes Beach P olice D epartment and for failing to register his address with law enforcement. Information on sex offenders listed with the FD LE at The Islander website, www.islander.org, under community links.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 11 Island Animal ClinicTOTAL PET CARE: Surgery Dentistry Boarding Day Care Baths Food & Supplies 24-Hour Emergency Drop Off and Pick UpNew Hours 8-5:30 Monday-Friday 9-Noon Wednesdays William V. Bystrom DVM Holmes Beach Business Center 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 941.778.2445 Serving the Islands since 1970 Anna Maria schedules workshop topicsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria city commissioners faced a plethora of issues at their Feb. 9 work session and agreed to schedule a work session Feb. 16 to deal with vacation rentals. Other issues will be on the March 8 work session agenda for more discussion. Commissioner SueLynns one-way memo about vacation rentals was discussed and it was agreed the problem was mounting rapidly in the city. Commissioner Dale Woodland said the vacation rental issue is bigger than I realized. Its a good idea to fast-track this. He called for weekly work sessions starting Thursday, Feb. 16. Another work session subject will be a cell tower ordinance to replace the one adopted in 2003. Commission Chair Chuck Webb said the Anna Maria Island Community Center and Roser Memorial Community Church both want consideration as a cell tower site. Discussion of the new cell tower ordinance was scheduled for the March 8 work session. SueLynn also wants discussion on the defunct Villa Rosa development on South Bay Boulevard. Commissioners agreed to discuss Villa Rosa at the March 8 work session. SueLynn also said the city has a problem with new construction that blocks daylight from reaching adjacent homes. She called for a work session on the issue, but Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick said the daylight plane concept was discussed and rejected several years ago. SueLynn said she would take the issue to the P&Z board and return to the March 8 work session with the boards comments. Waste Management Inc. contract requiring side-yard pickup at vacation rental properties. The commission also discussed establishment of a special master to enforce code violations and collect fees. Commissioners appeared to favor disbanding the code enforcement board, but city attorney Jim Dye sugthe seats until needed. Commissioners agreed the issue required more discussion. Another commission issue continued to a workshop concerned the use of the six lots at the east end of Pine Avenue purchased by the city in September 2011. from the city pier.HB-BB stalemate, Sandpiper resolution possibleBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A resolution to the ongoing border dispute between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach over the 27th Street right of way that stretches from Gulf Drive to the bay appears stalled between the two cities, and next may be explored directly with the Sandpiper Resort. At a Feb. 7 Holmes Beach city commission meetsion Chair David Zaccagninos recent assumption that the street was likely not included in the property description for the 2008 Cadence Bank mortgage provided Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. to fund improvements in the mobile home park. Petruff told commissioners she had not yet heard from the bank as to whether the 27th Street property is ing some documentation, it appears to me that Cadence Bank has no interest, lien or claim over 27th Street. The encumbrance was asserted at a Jan. 18 joint meeting between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach by Ricinda Perry, attorney for Bradenton Beach. She said the bank would not release its collateral, including 27th Street, saying the dispute may widen to include Cadence Bank, its title company and other regulatory agencies. Cadence Bank provided $6 million for improvements to the co-op owned park. Sandpiper representatives at the time told Bradenton Beach the resort needed a quitclaim With the news from Petruff that the street was not became hopeful. That puts us in a better position said Zaccagnino. A resolution between Sandpiper and Holmes Beach is more easily (solved). Holmes Beach has recently suggested the Sandpiper quitclaim 30 feet of the 50-foot-wide right of way back to Bradenton Beach. Sandpiper mobile homes, 27th Street and a fence are on the south side of the city limit, and Holmes Beach residences are on the north side. In October 2011, the controversy resurfaced after a fence, gates and signs discouraging access were erected by Sandpiper. tion process required by state law before one municipality sues another. The two towns have met several times without coming to a resolution, and at press time, there is no scheduled meeting. At their Jan. 31 meeting, Holmes Beach commissioners asked Petruff to request a 30-day postponement of a Feb. 7 meeting, to allow for the banks investigation and the Sandpipers board of directors to meet. Also, the Bradenton Beach commission did not have a quorum of voting members until the recent appointment of Commissioner Ric Gatehouse. It has been, however, the Bradenton Beach attorneys position that Holmes Beach does not have standing to assert its claim. Petruff says Holmes Beach has standing by virtue of shared utilities, including stormwater, water and sewer, electric and phone. And, according to Petruff, a dedicated public street is held in trust for the public. Holmes Beach claims that Bradenton Beach quitclaimed the public street to Sandpiper three years ago without properly vacating the right of way.

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12 FEB. 15, 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 ANNA MARIA ISLAND S arong c ompany ompany Roll-out shelves installed in your existing kitchen cabinets.Call today 941-448-4100www.oridashelvingsolutions.com Service club hosts antique show, sale The Service Club of Manatee County will host an antique show and sale Feb. 17-19 at the Manatee Convention Center. The event kicks-off at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with a gala opening reception, sale preview and buffet dinner. Gala tickets are $20 at the door, and include the run of the show. Weekend tickets are $6 with the show open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Antique appraisals will be available 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and a both crystal repair booth and gold buyer will be on site throughout the weekend. For more information or advance tickets, call 941812-8226. The convention center is at One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.Center plans 3 adult events in February The Anna Maria Island Community Center announces Fitness Kickoff Barbecue 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Seniors are invited to participate in a cornhole, bocce Staff will offer grilled hot dogs and a drink for $1.50. The second event is a Date with Dali. Adults can are invited on a day trip to the Dali Museum Thursday, Feb. 23. The bus leaves the center at 10 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes the museum ticket and transportation. Lunch is available at the museum cafe. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. The third event is an adult trivia challenge 1-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Cost is $10 per person and participants can sign up in teams of up to four. The fee includes refreshments. Proceeds of the event For more information, call the center at 941-7781908.Island salon gathers clothing for women Salon Salon, 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, is helping the Womens Resource Center of Manatee by hosting a womans clothing drive through February. Professional and casual clothing items as well as evening gowns, shoes, handbags and business briefs and accessories are being sought. The WRC offers programs and counseling for women in career and life transitions. For more information, call 941-778-0400.Giving circle to bene t women in GuatemalaThe Anna Maria Island Chapter of Dining for Women hosts a monthly potluck dinner in hopes of changing the world one dinner at time. Women bring a dish and drop into a basket what they might have spent dinning out. Each month the money goes to a different organization supporting women and children around the world. The next potluck gathering is at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. empowers young women through education and mentorship. Dining for Women meets the third Thursday of every month. For more information or reservations, call Jean Peelen at 941-896-5827.Floral arranging tops garden club agenda The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 15, for a presentation on caring for orichids by Olivia Gruen at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Everyone is welcome.Mac-and-cheese challenge coming to Bridge Street The Bridge Street Market is issuing a Mac & Cheese Challenge to cooks in order to raise funds for Manatee Childrens Services. Contestants in the Feb. 26 event must make at least one large dish of macaroni and cheese in a disposable container. The Bridge Street Merchants will provide warmers for meal entries delivered in foil containers. Contestants compete for top bragging honors and a coveted Bridge Street Market apron. Cooks are encouraged to stay and serve portions to the public, who will then pay to vote for their favorite entry. Warm, prepared entries should be delivered the day of the event to 107-111 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Taste-testing and voting begins at 11 a.m. and, at 2:30 p.m., winners will be announced. For more information, call 215-906-0668. Rotary announces February speaker lineup The Rotary Club of Anna Maria meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Each week the club welcomes a guest speaker to address the club. On Feb. 21, Barry Gould will provide an update on the Rotary Foundation. On Feb. 28, Roger Hayward will speak about his recent trip to Tanzania. Club meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 941-779-9108.Titsworth-Palmer engagedSteve and Judy Titsworth announce the engagement of daughter Lauren to Matthew Dale Palmer, son of Dale and Carol Palmer of Myakka. The couple met in 2009 while working together at Manatee Memorial Hospital and are planning a March wedding at Roser Memorial Community Church chapel, Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Judy Titsworth Mote offers sunrise, full moon kayak trips Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is hosting kayak tours on Sarasota Bay at dawn and dusk, exploring environments and viewing wildlife. Sunrise tours are 7:30-9 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 18, March 17 and April 21. A full moon tour will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 8. The program is for ages 11 through adult. Youths under 14 must attend with an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided and the tours begin with basic kayaking instructions. Participants meet at Mote Marine, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Cost is $24 per person or $20 for Mote members. Participants must register by 5 p.m. the day before the desired tour. Participants may register online at www.mote.org/kayak. For more information, contact Gina Santoianni at 941-388-4441, ext. 514, or e-mail gina@mote.or g.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 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 IN-STOCK Citizens Watches and Estate Jewelry 40 % OFF We buy your unwanted silver and gold! Party for dogs, owners at Pine Avenue shopJo-Ann Lefner and Bella invite the public to Bellas birthday party 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Lefners shop, Bella by the Sea, 218 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Canine companions are welcome. Guests are asked to bring a gift pet food for Florida English Bulldog Rescue. Sweetheart .com Portraits by the Sea 941-778-2711 Gift Certicates Art league hosts sale-a-bration The Anna Maria Island Art League and Keetons bration event 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. The event features art demonstrations by league instructors and an art supply sale by Keetons. The schedule includes: lery and ceramics with John Cheer outdoors. The event is free and open to the public. The art league is at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. For more information, call AMIAL executive director Christina Reginelli at 941-778-2099. Party goes to dogs at Anna Maria boutique Jo-Ann Lefner will host a birthday celebration for her English bulldog Bella 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at her shop, Bella by the Sea, 218 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Everyone is welcome, including canine companitems and giveaways, a bulldog kissing booth, as well as a complimentary swag bag from The New Barker, a canine-lifestyle magazine. Guests are encouraged to bring a can of dog food, dog toy or treats as a donation to the rescue. For more information, contact Lefner at 941-8964848. To learn more about the cause, go online to www. Make friends, share treats St. Bernard Catholic Church Womens Guild is hosting its annual dessert and card party at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Participants are asked to bring score pads, cards or games and a dessert to share, for an afternoon of fun, Mardi Gras theme. 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call Rosemary Treonis at 941778-4769.Learn to paint at gallery Local artist and art instructor Caroline Whitmore will demonstrate painting seascapes with watercolors at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 10 a.m.noon Saturday, Feb. 18. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 941-778-6648 or visit www.islandgallerywest.com.AM porch parties to bene t pooches The various boutiques and stores on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria will host porch parties 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with food, refreshments and live music. Guests are encouraged to bring dog food, treats or a dog toy, for donation to the Florida English Bulldog Rescue. Donations can be made at any of the participating open house venues. For more information on the monthly third Friday porch parties, contact the Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost at 941-896-3132. tact Jo-Ann Lefner at Bella by the Sea, 941-896-4848.How many birds?Nancy Frederick of Lakewood Ranch is the winner of the How Many Birds? quilt contest put on by the Eyeland Needlers to promote the 19th annual Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes. The Needlers custom quilt will be the top prize at a 3 p.m. drawing March 17 during the tour of homes. Frederick received 50 chance tickets for the drawing as her prize. The quilt is on display at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, where tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. Pictured are Eyeland Needlers Penny Reinholz, Mary Jo Gaspari, Dolores Harrell, Joan Pettigrew, Marcia Powers, Judy Benett, Ann Horne and Jane Coleman.

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14 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Its almost as good as a letter from home! Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgSINCE 1992Just visiting paradise? MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE Wednesday, Feb. 15 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. James Vartuli presents Black Gold: From origin of oil to its consumption at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. 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. 1-4 p.m. Art demonstrations and sale-a-bration at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. Thursday, Feb. 16 1 p.m. Mardi Gras-themed dessert and card party at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies. 6 p.m women in Guatemala at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Friday, Feb. 17 5-8 p.m by the Sea, 218 Pine Ave., and Pine Avenue Porch Party open house at various shops. Donations requested: dog food, treats, toys. Dogs welcome. Information: 941-896-4848. Saturday, Feb. 18 10 a.m.-noon Watercolor demonstration with Caroline Whitmore at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Monday, Feb. 20 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Senior Sports Fitness Kickoff, barbecue and munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-7978. Wednesday, Feb. 22 11 a.m. at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941359-4296. 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 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 opening reception at the Sarasota Players, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-365-2494. Friday, Feb. 17 5-9 p.m. Service Club of Manatee County antique show gala at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-812-8226. Fee applies. Saturday, Feb. 18 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Service Club of Manatee County antique show and sale at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-812-8226. Fee applies. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez Village, Bradenton. Information: 941-708-6120. Fee applies. 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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 15 CALENDAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 ALLERGY AFFILIATESAdults and Children John Cella, M.D. NORTHERN VISITORS WELCOME WE GIVE ALLERGY SHOTSCall 792-4151SERVING TWO A REAS5701 21st Ave. W., Bradenton 34209 Convenient to W. Bradenton & the Beaches 5229 Fourth Ave. Circle E. Bradenton 34208 Convenient to East County need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com 119th St. W., Cortez Village, Bradenton. Information: 941-708-6120. Fee applies. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Service Club of Manatee County antique show and sale at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-812-8226. Fee applies. Tuesday, Feb. 21 7 p.m. Longboat Key historian Kent Chetlain will speak about early pioneers and settlers at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. Fee applies. 8 p.m. Jazz ensemble concert at State College of Florida, Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies. Coming Up: Community Center. lery West. Pro-am softball game at Tebbetts eld to give backBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Young, mostly 8-year-old female softball players are challenging professional baseball players and some college players to bring gloves and bats 1 p.m., Saturday, at Birdie Tebbetts Field, 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach. The event features a softball game between the Manatee Twisters 8-and-under team, current and former university softball players and major league professionals, including Jose Bautista, two-time American League homerun champion of the Toronto Blue Jays; Marco Scutaro, a multi-position player with Colorado Rockies; and All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Womens Resource Center of Manatee, 1926 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton, and the Manatee Twisters. The center is a resource for women who may be unable to afford help but dont qualify for assistance, yet still need a lawyer, counseling, shelter, job, interview or appropriate work clothing. The Twisters are a competitive traveling girls softball within the Manatee Girls Softball organization. We want to teach the girls to give back, said Karen Abel, mother of one of the Twisters. And how to bring Thats what sports are all about dedication, perseverance, camaraderie, sportsmanship and focus, Abel said. With this fundraiser, we thought, what could be better than teaching our girls how women can help women. She and some other parents of players on the team shared some connections to Major League Baseball. And as the MLB players are about to head into spring training in Florida, the timing was right. Plus, her daughters favorite player is Marco Scutaro. She even has his glove, Abel said. The mayor has approved everything, she said. The police said they would be happy to work with us if there becomes a need for extra law enforcement, she said. Abel has gathered sponsors from throughout the community, including the Sandbar and BridgeTender restaurants, Anna Maria Flip Flop Candy Shop, Island Real Estate, Pine Avenue Restoration, Body & Soul and more to come, she said. A silent auction will precede the game. A home run contest will be featured between innings. Pulled pork, peanuts, popcorn and cold drinks will be offered for sale. And a mascot from the Bradenton Marauders will be on hand to bring laughter to the festivities. The event comes at a time when Birdie Tebbetts Field is used more by dog owners to exercise their pets than by baseball or other sports enthusiasts. Its been more than three Its a dog-friendly event. Its a family event, Abel said, adding dogs are part of peoples families. Twisters teammates Jocelyn Leal, left, Alexandra Texidor-Abel and Allie Jacobsen, model new uniforms for their Pros vs. Girls Charity softball event at Birdie Tebbetts Field Feb. 18. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Island Community Center. Market. denton Beach, Center. Save the Date: Tour of Homes. Holmes Beach. Free admission. Information: 941-778-1541 Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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16 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 12 We Know the W ay to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ES TA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 1 1am 1pm FriSat 1 1amam Sun 1 1am 1pm voted best bar & grill Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www .slimsplaceami.com8:30-11:30 FRIDA Y FEB. 17 SCOTTS GARAGE Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRA TING 28 YEARS! .tylersicecr eam.com 11904 Cor tez OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Ser vice Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREA T BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDA Y -SUNDA Y 11-8, CLOSED MONDA Y B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look f or the b lue b utton to order photos and full-page repr intsshop photos online at www .islander .org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF Y OU MENTION THIS AD!www .beachbumsAMI.co m Electric Bikes A2 Ser ving L unch & Dinner T ues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 LIVE ENTER T AINMENT SA TURDA Y & SUNDA Y FEB. 18-19, FISH FESTIVAL FRANKIE L OMBARDI NOON-4 PM FRI., FEB. 24, FRANKIE L OMBARDI SA T ., FEB 25, DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES SUN., FEB. 26, TROPIX www Caribbean RestaurantTROLLEY DOWN TO STOP 32 SOUTH ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONL Y CARIBBEAN-STYLE REST AURANT Lunch T ues-Sun 11:30-3:30 Dinner nightly til 10 #1 VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES V ALENTINES DINNER Call 941-779-1930 for r eservations. New owners Chris, Sheryl & PJ Smargisso invite your family to spend time with our family LIVE MUSIC W ed. Larry Stokes 6-9 Thurs. Chuck Caudill 6-9 Sat. Will Scott 7-10 Lunch & Happy Hour 11:30-6 Domestic Beer Bottles $2.50 Wine & Sangria $4 1/2 Price Appetizers 4-6 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww .DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 pr esents V alentine s Day Feb. 14, on the beach at AMI Beach Cafe featuring nuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception with wedding cake and enter tainment at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee County Beach. Register 5 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. Dinner Enter tainment & Dancing to follow ceremony on the beach.Promise Cer ti cate, $10. Registration/Information: The Islander 941-778-7978, or promiseday@islander .org p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p r r r r r r r r r r r r r e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n t t t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e n n n n n n n t t t t t t t s s s s Ever yone welcome : Register at the event!

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 17 The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 12 We Know the W ay to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ES TA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 1 1am 1pm FriSat 1 1amam Sun 1 1am 1pm voted best bar & grill Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www .slimsplaceami.com8:30-11:30 FRIDA Y FEB. 17 SCOTTS GARAGE Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRA TING 28 YEARS! .tylersicecr eam.com 11904 Cor tez OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Ser vice Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREA T BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDA Y -SUNDA Y 11-8, CLOSED MONDA Y B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look f or the b lue b utton to order photos and full-page repr intsshop photos online at www .islander .org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND V ACA TION RENT ALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF Y OU MENTION THIS AD!www .beachbumsAMI.co m Electric Bikes A2 Ser ving L unch & Dinner T ues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 LIVE ENTER T AINMENT SA TURDA Y & SUNDA Y FEB. 18-19, FISH FESTIVAL FRANKIE L OMBARDI NOON-4 PM FRI., FEB. 24, FRANKIE L OMBARDI SA T ., FEB 25, DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES SUN., FEB. 26, TROPIX www Caribbean RestaurantTROLLEY DOWN TO STOP 32 SOUTH ANNA MARIA ISLANDS ONL Y CARIBBEAN-STYLE REST AURANT Lunch T ues-Sun 11:30-3:30 Dinner nightly til 10 #1 VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES V ALENTINES DINNER Call 941-779-1930 for r eservations. New owners Chris, Sheryl & PJ Smargisso invite your family to spend time with our family LIVE MUSIC W ed. Larry Stokes 6-9 Thurs. Chuck Caudill 6-9 Sat. Will Scott 7-10 Lunch & Happy Hour 11:30-6 Domestic Beer Bottles $2.50 Wine & Sangria $4 1/2 Price Appetizers 4-6 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww .DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 pr esents V alentine s Day Feb. 14, on the beach at AMI Beach Cafe featuring nuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception with wedding cake and enter tainment at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee County Beach. Register 5 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. Dinner Enter tainment & Dancing to follow ceremony on the beach.Promise Cer ti cate, $10. Registration/Information: The Islander 941-778-7978, or promiseday@islander .org p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p r r r r r r r r r r r r r e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n t t t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e n n n n n n n t t t t t t t s s s s Ever yone welcome : Register at the event!

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The festival will offer visitors two unique days of fun and family entertainment as the 30th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival kicks off Feb. 18-19, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Events include live music, marine life discussions and display, childrens activities and at the heart of maritime cultures will be a variety of fresh seafood, with choices for land lovers, festival organizers said. More than 50 vendors will be on site with arts and crafts, as well as artwork featuring a nautical theme. Festival activities will also take place at the east end of Cortez, at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W. where festivalgoers can enjoy live music and additional parking. Entry to the festival is $3 and children under the age of 12 are free. All proceeds from the festival are collected by the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage. FISH organizes the annual festival and uses the proceeds for the continuing expansion and restoration of the FISH Preserve. The 95-acre parcel along Sarasota Bay is considered environmentally sensitive. The FISH effort to preserve the land, and buffer the village from development has been endorsed by famed ocean explorer, Jean-Michel Cousteau. Your FISH Preserve is very impressive, wrote Cousteau, founder of Oceans Future Society. Its economic value cannot be judged in terms of dollars alone. I have seen from many places around the world, comthe demise of the natural resource base on which they depend. Your project is an important reminder of the vital connections between nature and humanity. For a schedule of festival activities, and more information, visit g or call 941-708-6120. Festival entertainment Saturday, Feb. 18: Stage 1, Waterfront 10:30 a.m.: Soul R Coaster Noon: Awards and Introductions 12:30 p.m.: Eric von HahmannCortez festival includes off-site parking areas Cortez shing festival, FISH celebrate 30th year Somethings Fishy comes to Cortez at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. 18-19. T-shirt sales boost revenue for the FISH Preserve and become souvenirs of the event as well as collectors items. The 30th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival draws an estimated 25,000 festivalgoers. Parking can be an issue. However, this year festival organizers have addressed the need to accommodate more vehicles by adding a remote parking area at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. A bus will be available to shuttle festivalgoers to the festival gate from the park. The roundtrip shuttle price is $2.50. The parking at G.T. Bray Park is in addition to the traditional remote parking at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Parking also is available on the east side open spot, festival organizers said. Parking within the village also can be found, as some homeowners allow parking for various fees. The festival activities will run from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 18-19, from the Florida Maritime Museum to the of Cortez. 2 p.m.: Shaman 4 p.m.: Razing Cane Stage 2, Bratton Store 10:30 a.m.: Eric von Hahmann 11:45 a.m.: Passerine 1 p.m.: Brian Smalley 2:15 pm: St Pete & Main Hatch Motley Shanty Singers 2:45 p.m.: Eric von Hahmann 4 p.m.: Jimmy Johnson Festival entertainment Sunday, Feb. 19 Stage 1, Waterfront 10:30 a.m.: Soupy Davis and his Band 12:00 p.m.: Eric von Hahmann 1:30 p.m.: Dr. Dave Band 3:30 p.m.: Gumbo Boogie Band Stage 2, Bratton Store 10:30 a.m.: Main Hatch Motley Sea Shanty Singers 11:15 a.m.: Jimmy Johnson 12:30 p.m.: Terry Blauvelt 1:45 p.m.: Sister Act (Lane & Val) 3 p.m.: Eric von Hahmann 4 p.m.: Eric & Jimmy

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 19 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 The Island Flooring StoreServing the Island since 1998Select 20x20 Porcelain Tile installed starting at $3.95 sf FEBRUARY SPECIAL Porcelain Tile FEBRUARY SPECIAL FEBRUARY SPECIAL PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPP LY OPEN T O THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304February Conservation Tip: Set irrigation frequency to once a week. 5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941.929.1850 www.abcrental.com WE RENT Travertine-Marble-Granite-Slate-Terrazzo Restorative Cleaning & Sealing, Stain Removal SPINERGY STONE CARE SOLUTIONS 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! 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! Festival followup offered at Star Fish dock The Star Fish Company Restaurant, 12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez, will host an evening of fun under the stars with music by Standback Band, offering a blend of rock, soul, blues and jazz on the Star Fish docks, 6-10 p.m. the two-day Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. For more information, contact Star Fish at 941-7941243. From Cortez to world travels, new novelist returns By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Cortez has special meaning for J.B. Crawford, a two-time Harvard graduate, who has taught in American schools overseas, and also in California. So much Crawford self-published a young adult novel, with a 10thto 11th-grade reader in mind. But, he says, adults or younger advanced readers also will enjoy Nathans adventures in the village of Desoto on Perico Island. themselves although names have been changed as they journey with Nathan from California to Cortez. Oops, not Cortez, Desoto. If the reader wishes to find an inspiration for Desoto, Crawford prefaces the novel, start down south at Chokoloskee, then head up to Everglades City, Fort Myers Beach, Punta Rassa, Bokeelia on Pine Island, Cortez, Madeira Beach, Tarpon Springs, Crystal River, Yankeetown, Cedar Key, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee, Sopchoppy, Apalachicola, Panama City and Pensacola. experienced the hurricanes, red tide, rum-running, drug smuggling, internal squabbles, family feuds and, most devastating and vicious of all, the net ban. Every character in that book is me, J.B. Crawford, he says. The books theme revolves around a village of more than just white pelicans its about people coming here and making it, he says. Similarly, Crawford came to Cortez with his family, and graduated from Bradenton High School. As a young man, he worked seine and gill nets. He gathered scallops and oysters at low tide in the Kitchen. Personally I never wanted to leave Cortez, he explains. But the military in the post-World War II occupation era took him to France and Germany, where he taught English in American schools. And another time he left for California, after his friends convinced him he He moved back, after retiring as a U.S. Army reservist and as administrator in the California public schools, to help his mother as she got on in years. Crawford bought the house next to the one he grew up in. happy to be in Cortez again with his very talented, very insightful friends, and his boats. He says even at his age, with help from his son, Im still stonecrabbing on the Moondown. boat, are featured in Nathan and the Stone Crabs. He dedicates the book and he promises more to come to the real-world pioneers, men, women, and children, who came to Florida from North Carolina, Virginia, the Canary Islands, Cuba and around the world with nothing but the clothes on their backs, willing hands, and a dream for the good life. Crawford will be signing his book at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Feb. 18-19. It is also available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Kindle. J.B. Crawford, author of Nathan and the Stone Crabs, is home in Cortez. He will be signing his book Feb. 18-19 at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. Win this boatThis 22-foot Catalina sailboat will go home with a lucky winner at the Cortez Commercial Fishing FestiMuseum boatworks program. Tickets are $5 at the museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

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20 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY VISIT OUR WEBSITE! www.TheFeastRestaurant.com The Feast Restaurant WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST PARTY IN TOWN! 6218 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.clancysirishsportspub.com 941-794-2489 A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL Clancys Irish Sportspub Presents...FATTUESDAY Tuesday Feb. 21 Music by TC & the Troublemakers $5 Hurricanes with Souvenir Glass. Prize for the Best Mardi Gras Mask A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL Frappes Smoothies Espresso Lattes MENTION THIS AD FOR $1 OFF ANY SPECIALTY LATTE OR FRAPPE. Expires 2/29/12 Home of Throw A Buck, Grab A Cup! $1 Organic Coffee FRESH BAKED GOODS ~ ORGANIC COFFEE ~ GIFTSINSIDE HEALTH FOODS @ 3228 East Bay Drive Near Walgreens) Holmes Beach 941-896-9705 JUMP START YOUR DAY WITH Hayes tops sales T erry Hayes of Signature Sothebys I nternational R ealty, 50 C entral A ve., Sarasota, was recently named the companys 2011 top sales agent in M anatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Hayes sold more than $19 million in real estate in 2011, primarily on Anna Maria Island where she concentrates her sales and marketing skills. A 22-year veteran of the I sland real estate market, Hayes said she was surprised to learn she had won the award. I was just trying to do the best for my clients, and I feel I worked extra hard this past year, matching the right buyer and the right seller. When properties are priced right, they move quickly, and I was fortunate that Anna M aria I sland properties were in hot demand, she said with a laugh. Winning the award is not a goal I set out to achieve each year, but I guess this means I ll have to work that much harder this year, she said. T o reach Hayes, call 941-302-3100 or e-mail her at terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com.More realty raves Bradenton Beach, and 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, recently named Carol Codella as January top D eb I basfalean won both awards at the Longboat For more information, call 941-727-2800. Terry Hayes, front row, second from left, is surrounded by agents of Signature Sothebys International Realty. Hayes, who specializes in Anna Maria Island real estate, was recently named the companys 2011 top sales associate for Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte coun ties, with sales in excess of $19 million. Chamber mixer upcoming T he A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce will hold its monthly business card exchange 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, F eb. 22, at the Harbour I sland reception center on Perico Island. Harbour I sle is located on M anatee 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 either event, call 941-778-1541.Sandbar tops Knot list T he Sandbar R estaurant in A nna M aria has been selected by Knot magazine, F lorida west coast edition, as the 2012 winner of best wedding location in southwest Florida. It is the sixth consecutive year the Sandbar has won the best location and best reception award, a Sandbar press release said. Knot awards are the result of voting by brides and grooms after their weddings are completed. Sandbar owner Ed Chiles credited Patti McKee and her wedding team for the award. I am so proud of the way they represent our company. T o win once is a prestigious honor, but to have won it six years in a row speaks loudly to the efforts of Patti, her staff, and the entire Sandbar staff, Chiles said.HB designer celebrates Thursday The 12th and East Home at the Beach home design center and boutique at the Island Shopping Center, 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will continue its seasonal series of artist showcases with another P arty on the P laza 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Local artists and a variety of restaurants are featured at the third T hursday parties, said owner/interior designer Jessica Holmes. Artists create work at the events, and various restaurants feature specialties, she said. Its a great showcase for the creativity of the community in which we live and love. Everyone is welcome, she said. The third Thursday parties will take place through May. For more information, call 12th and East at 941-7787440.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 21 Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. Obituaries 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 Happy Valentines Day--see you next week at Feeling Swell FRIDAY @ AMI Beach Cafe 5:30-10, featuring Drum Circle @ 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, HB. THURSDAY Kathleen D Sail @5. Reservations: 941-870-4349 Paradise has a soundtrack come hear it LIVE! 3007 Gulf Drive Holmes BeachLunch and Dinner T ake-out, To o WINNER OF TRAVELOCITY TO P INSIDER SPOT IN USA FOR 2007THE BEST RIBS VEGET ARIAN DISHES INDIAN SPECIAL TIESOPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK941.778.6614 Retail Fish Market 119th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront Turn at 119th FRESH FISH DAILY! 119 th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront BEST prices on stone crab claws. Two businesses, one party Giving Back and Artful Eyeland will share the hostess spotlight at a joint open house 5-7 p.m. T hursday, Feb. 16, at their Holmes Beach shops. G iving Back, 5312 Holmes Blvd., is celebrating two years of charitable giving. T he store, owned by Susan T homas, features original art, pottery, antiques, furniture, $18,200 since February 2010. A rtful E yeland, a gallery boutique owned by Julia Lombardo and Shari U rbano at the same address, will join the celebration. Both shops will serve cheese and wine. F or more information, call T homas at 941-320-1786, or Artful Eyeland, 941-567-0157. Learn to eat well Vegan on $4 a D ay, E llen Jaffe Jones, will hold a free seminar at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Island Fitness, next to Eat Here at 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. T he discussion will include tips for people interested in going vegetarian/vegan, and for anyone looking to eat better on a budget. For more information, call Island Fitness at 7785200.Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1980 on a 50x100 lot was sold 12/19/11, Gilford to Smith for $265,000. 1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 2, T radewinds, Bradenton in 1971 was sold 01/24/12, Blue Water Condos LLC to Proudlove for $150,000; list $150,000. 512 Spring A ve., Unit 9, Siam Garden Resort, Anna sold 01/24/12, Nugent to Siam Retreat Partners LLC for $115,000; list $115,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Right: Candy Conte recently joined Engel & Volkers Real Estate, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to manage vaca tion rentals. Thomas L. Shanafelt Thomas L. Shanafelt, 64, of Bradenton, died Feb. 6 in Gainesville at Shands Hospital following a long illin Niles, Mich. Mr. Shanafelt graduated from Manatee High School in 1965 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served as a member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard in Wash-Walter Wally S. Sobek Walter Wally S. Sobek, 71, of Bradenton, died F eb. 8. He was born March 22, 1940, in Chicago. He came to Bradenton from Chicago in 1970. Mr. Sobek retired from the Bradenton Fire Department after more than 22 years of service. He was a member of the Bradenton Fire Fighters Association. He attended the St. Bernard C atholic C hurch, Holmes the Lake Okeechobee area. Visitation was at Shannon F uneral Home T own C hapel, Bradenton. M ass was celebrated F eb. 11 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Memorial donations may be made to T idewell Hospice & P alliative C are, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.co m. Mr. Sobek is survived by his companion, Rose Uselding, of Bradenton; son Scott of Holmes Beach; daughter Laura and Monty Hardesty of Bradenton; brother Larry and wife C heryl of C hicago, and grandchildren Shannon and Sean Hardesty and T aylor Buddy. Mason Reidy Mason Reidy, 72, of Apollo Beach and formerly of Bradenton, died Feb. 10. Visitation will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. T hursday, F eb. 16, with a service to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton. Interment will be at Fogartyville Cemetery. Mrs. Reidy is survived by her sons, John Jessup of Mt. Dora and Mark Jessup of Richmond, Va.; daughters A shley A llen of A pollo Beach and D ana Branly of I ndian Harbor; sister A lice M G uthrie of Holmes Beach; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. ington, D.C. Following service to his country, he chose to serve his community and spent nearly 30 years as a He started his career in A nna M aria, served with distinction as the chief of police for the Holmes Beach Police Department and retired as a deputy with the ManaHolmes Beach P olice C hief Jay R omine said Shanafelt put trust in him many years ago when he sponsored him at age 18 to enter the police academy. Romine now has served more than 25 years with HBPD. Visitation was F eb. 11 at Brown & Sons F uneral Homes & C rematory-43rd Street C hapel, Bradenton. M emorial donations may be made to the I nternational M yeloma F oundation, 12650 R iverside D rive, Suite 206, North Hollywood CA 91607 or online at www.myeloma. or g Online condolences may be made at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. M r. Shanfelt is surivived by his wife of almost 38 years, Linda ( G raves); sons T homas Lyle II and wife Joy of Bradenton and Louis Sloane and wife Lesley of O rlando; mother Katherine of F ort C ollins, C olo.; brother G ary and wife C hris of E stes P ark, C olo.; sister Kathy and husband and G ene Watkinson of F ort C ollins, C olo.; grandson Thomas Lyle III; granddaughter A very Grace; three nephews; a large extended family in Bennington, Vt.; and many friends. Patti Devine, left, of Springs of Palma Sola, Big Jim Allen of Ukulele Weddings and Sherri Proctor of Sherris Island Images gather for a photo Feb. 8 at the Gathering Place in Bradenton Beach at the AMI Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Islander Photo: Toni LyonKathleen M. Ghidoni Kathleen M. Ghidoni 101, of Anna Maria died Feb. 11. She was born D ec. 21, 1910, in Winnepeg, M anitoba, Canada. She was a member of St. Bernard C atholic C hurch Womens G uild and the A nna M aria I sland A rtists G uild. She was a retired member of F lotilla 81 C oast G uard Auxiliary. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., rosary at 10:45 a.m., and M ass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard C atholic C hurch, 248 S. Harbor D rive, Holmes Beach. Cline Funeral Home. M rs. G hidoni is survived by her nephew, R obert Cnudde and wife Yvonne of Canada.

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22 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER Karen RileyLove Monday, Feb. 20 Presidents Day: No School. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Tangerine Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Tidbits. Wednesday, Feb. 22 Breakfast: Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Hummus Plate, Roll, Green Beans, Sliced Peaches. Thursday, Feb. 23 Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Rock Star Day Lunch: Popstar Chicken, Maxx Volume Sticks with Marinara, Golden Record Smiles, Carraoke Dippers, Dreamsicles. Friday, Feb. 24 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, Cheese Lasagna, Breadstick, Corn, Broccoli Dippers, Fruit Crisp. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE presents Make plans now for Valentines Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at AMI Beach Cafe, Manatee Public BeachNuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception with wedding cake, entertainment, prize packages. Register 5-5:30 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. $10. Registration/Information: The Islander, promiseday@islander.org Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Valentines Day, Valentines Day, Everyone welcome : Register at the event! 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, featuring live music Thursday-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 Beach941.896.9737 www.bluemarlinami.com 11:30 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! Anna Maria Elementary School third-graders Ashton Pennell and Tuna McCracken get ready for AMEs Battle of the Books, when students will be quizzed on their knowledge of select books in a Battle Bowl format. Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in Photo: Karen-Riley LoveAME hosts fatherdaughter dance Anna Maria Elementary principal David Marshall, along with teachers and staff, are inviting each daughter attending the school to take part in a post-Valentines Day Father-Daughter Dance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the school auditorium, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The dance is open to current students daughters and a special person in their lives, whether it be father, uncle, grandfather or caregiver. The event will include refreshments and music by Chris Grumley. Wrist corsages are available in advance be taken at the dance and offered for sale. For information, call AME at 941-708-5525. Anna Maria Elementary School kindergartener Dagny Drust mornings. Islander Photos: Karen-Riley Love AME An AME Running Club member models Dolphin Dash shoelaces, earned along with a club T-shirt based miles run in the school year.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 23 NEW Sidewalk Caf Seating NOW OPENLunch, Dinner & Libations served from 11:307 Days a WeekDownstairs at the Bridge Street Bistro on the roundabout! www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com ISLAND TI ME BAR AND GRI LL A L FRESCO drinks & dining everyday from 11:30. LIVE ENT E RTAI N M ENT: F eb. 17 Jack T amburine 7-10 R uss A dams Project 7-10 Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (BAR ONLY) Monday-Friday OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11:30-9:30Stone 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. 22, 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 BRIDGE STREET BISTRO Overlooking the Beach & Gulf Four-Star Food Moderately Priced Serving Dinner Nightly Banquet Facilities with a Great ViewNow Open 7 Days a Week Island Time Bar & Grill @ Bridge Street Bistro NEW Sidewalk Seating for Lunch and Dinner Diane Remington, center, is Februarys feature artist at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. With Remington are Midge Pippel and Darlene Holbrook. The Guild Gallery is open Monday-Saturday.And they call it puppy love! Brooke Forsyth, 2, visiting Anna Maria Island from Orlando, friend Feb. 11 crafts show at the Holmes Islander Photo: Mark YoungArt-trifectaOpenings at three Holmes Beach galleries Feb. 10 brought artists and art lovers to receptions for the artists and to enjoy refreshments. RIGHT: At the Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Christine Galanopoulos, left, and Gerald Quin showcase their black-and-white photography in a show titled Lifes Passageways. The exhibit will remain through Feb. 23 at the gallery. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. TuesdayFriday. Artists Mariarosa and Roger Rockefeller receive guests at their show at Island Gal lery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

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24 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 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. Kathleen DSailing CatamaranEgmont Key Shelling & Snorkeling Sails Sunset Sails / Day Sails / Private Charters Special Events, Sailing from Twin Dolphins Marina Sailing Thursdays with Mike Sales 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org Magic revived, KRC men down to 3 playersBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The Magic is back! Manatee Magic that is. Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization merged its Magic competitive program with Football Club Sarasota three years ago in an attempt to make one club that could compete against Tampa. It didnt work out quite the way it was planned and the MAYSO board of directors found its West Bradenton players werent playing much soccer, partly due to the distance to practices and decided to revive the Magic program. This season, Magic has four competitive teams and the U12 girls just completed their regular season with a 10-2-2 record they are southeastern Division III champs. Four Islanders played a major role in the teams success, starting with goalkeeper Emma Moneuse, who helped the team post eight shutouts. Also contributing to the teams stingy defense, allowing only eight goals all season, was central defender Gracie Bowers. Bowers also Morgan Burns and Brooke Capparelli also were a big part of the teams success. Burns was the second leading scorer on the team with six goals, while Capparelli notched two goals while also playing strong defense. Helping the defense were Gianna Hager, Samantha Scholl and Lily Sherman. Directing the team is former Islander, Brett McIntosh, whose daughter Brooke plays forward. These girls exemplify the Island-style soccer tradition. Theyre scrappy and tough. They play hard and have fun doing it, he said. Kendall Miller, who led the team in scoring with 13 goals. Other players who contributed to the Magics success this season include Cameron Carson, Maddie Oliszewski, Presley Thompson and Kalie Welling. The Magic girls are looking forward to Region C Cup, which gets started next Saturday, Feb. 18. They will travel to Hernando County to take on the Lake Wales Fury and Tampa Bay United in pool-play action with the hope of advancing to the next round. Flag football playoffs loom With only a few regular-season games left to play in each division in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League, teams are keeping a close eye on standings, jockeying for favorable seeding positions. Mr. Bones Colts in the 10-12 eastern division are on top of the league with a 7-0 record. The hard-charging Sand Dollar Steelers are in second, but it appears unlikely they can catch the Colts. LPAC Cardinals lead the 10-12 west division with a 6-1 record, but they have Ross Built Broncos right behind them with a 5-2 record. Vikings on top at 4-1, although Waterfront Restaurant Raiders and Southern Greens Jets are only one loss back in the standings. The top spot in the 13-16 division also is up for grabs with Jessies Island Store Steelers holding a half-game lead over Integrity Sound Redskins. Theres still time for movement up and down the table, so stay tuned. The game of the week was a 13-16 division game between Jessies Island Store Steelers and Walter & Associates Bears Feb. 10. The Steelers edged the Bears 24-19 behind 124 passing yards and three touchdown passes from Cody Tsai. Brad Duffman ran for 67 yards and caught three passes for 31 yards while scoring two touchdowns. Michael Duffman added 50 receiving yards, 30 rushing yards and a touchdown. Nehemiah Goode had 108 all-purpose yards and scored one touchdown in the victory. while Michael and Brad Duffman each had three pulls. Michael Duffman adding an interception. The Bears were led by quarterback Seth Walter, who completed 21 of 36 passes for 244 yards and three touchdown passes. Jack Walter led the Bears receivers with seven catches for 83 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Derek Polch added 47 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns, while Jacob Talucci and Max tively. pulls apiece. Polch also added an interception and Talucci recorded a pair of sacks in the loss. Key Royale golf news And then there were three. The mens championship at Key Royale Club has narrowed to three players. Tim Friesen won his match last week to stay alive in Flight 1 and will meet Mark Mixon. The winner of the Flight 1 Friesen-Mixon match will advance to play Flight 2 champion, Lex Halakan. In regular weekly golf action, the team of Joe Dickenson, Andy Barber and G. Taylor won a two best balls of foursome match Feb. 1 with an amazing 34-under par. Six shots back in second place was the team of John Sagert, Ernie Hauser and Bob Landgren. bleford match during Feb. 7 golf action. Izzard was also part of the winning team that included Fred Miller, Hoyt Miller and Blake Ress. The men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match Feb. 6. The team of Dennis Schavey, Larry Fowler, Bill Shulman and John Kolijeski combined on a 12-under of Fred Meyer, Charlie Knopp, Paul Kammerlin and Bill Martin with an 11-under par total. The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match Feb. 4. Vince Mercadante carded a 4-under-par McKammish and Pete Weir tied for third with matching 62s. Horseshoe news Four teams emerged from Feb. 8 pool-play during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Gene Bobeldyk and John Johnson defeated Bruce second semi saw Jerry Disbrow and Rod Bussey earn an easy victory over Dom Livedoti and Sam Samuels. Bobeldyk and Johnson edged Bussey and Jerry Disbrow Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Brooke Capparelli takes the ball from an opponent during Manatee Magic U12 girls soccer action. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tina Burns

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 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. 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. 15 5:14p 2.0 12:39 -0.3 Feb. 16 6:38p 2.0 2:03 -0.5 Feb. 17 8:02p 2.0 3:09 -0.6 Feb. 18 11:36 1.2 9:11 2.0 4:00 -0.6 2:39 1.0 Feb. 19 11:49 1.2 10:07 2.0 4:40 -0.6 3:44 0.8 Feb. 20 12:03p 1.3 10:54 2.0 5:13 -0.5 4:36 0.6 Feb. 21 12:15p 1.4 11:35 1.9 5:41 -0.3 5:20 0.5 new Feb. 22 12:28p 1.5 6:04 -0.2 6:01 0.3 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 Right rigs produce hot spotted seatrout actionEarl Jaffee, visiting Anna Maria Island from Chicago, ing with Capt. Warren Girle. By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter With an abundance of spotted seatrout being caught, in on the action. What helps make them a favorite among anglers is the number of ways to target the tasty yellowA good way to get started is to choose the proper paired with a 400-size reel spooled with 10-pound braided but a 400 is versatile for targeting more than trout. N ow that we have rod, reel and line, lets address leader and baits. M ost of the guides will use 3 feet of When using live bait, shrimp shiners and small pinbait. C hoose the bait, put it on the hook and cast to the area where you think there are trout. If you like to watch a bobber, add a popping cork to the rig. F or those who like to use artificials, there are a variety of bait choices. The three most popular baits are soft plastics on a jig head, suspending jerk baits, and, of course top-water plugs. The advantage of a lure is to cover more area than a cast of live bait to one spot. With With these pointers, you should be able to go out and catch seatrout with some success. R emember, spotted seatrout have a slot size of 15-20 inches. You can keep Jeff M edley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South Fishing Pier is seeing good numbers of silver trout, aver aging 15 inches in length, caught this past week. M ost the lower part of the water column. There are no size or so take only what you can use. Next on the list at the Skyway are Spanish mackerel and bonito. Fishers using live greenbacks on a long shank hook are having good success on both species. kings are keeper-size 24 inches although none have been much larger, Medley says. Sheepshead are still gathering around the pilings producing good numbers of sheepies. Remember, use a small sharp hook to aid in catching and dehooking these C apt. M ark Howard reports sheepshead, redfish, spotted seatrout, black drum and a few pompano have been landed on his recent charters. Select live shrimp and Berkley Gulps in pearl and off white have been the bait of choice for Howard. Work your bait very slowly through the sandy potoffering, Howard suggests. Howard predicts low tides will present some excel as the water cools. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is working Sarasota Bay for an assortment of inshore species. Gross is using a variety of techniques to keep bent rods on his charters. T o start, G ross is using M irr O lure Lil John soft plas tics on a 1/4-ounce jig head to target spotted seatrout on Were catching good numbers of trout, says G ross, but most are under the minimum limit. effective, he says, because you can catch a variety of species on the same lure. O nce the tide has risen, G ross is moving to docks and rig and live shrimp for bait. A knocker rig is made by letting your egg sinker slide down directly to the eye of your hook. R eds in the 24-inch range are being caught as well as keeper-size sheepies. Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend charters has been tar geting species for the deep fryer on his offshore charters. By using live shrimp or live shiners for bait, Kimballs clients were catching enough Key West grunts, porgies, back to the dock, its taking more than an hour to clean days. potential is at its peak. and Key West grunts abundant in water depths around 40 feet. Girle is using live shrimp or fresh-cut shiners to entice his targets to bite. M oving closer to shore in around 20 feet of water, the 3to 5-pound range. G irle likes to use a 1/4-ounce jig head baited with a live shrimp to target both species. hooking up pompano. Small pompano jigs tipped with a piece of fresh-cut shrimp are getting the bite. M ixed in with the pompano are plenty of ladyfish, Spanish mackerel and small jack crevalle. I f youre looking to catch a variety of species, you may want to get in on this action. Girle is using top-water plugs, such as Rapala Skitto 31 inches are pouncing on top-water baits, which prothe spotted seatrout, which are averaging 20 inches in length. shore this past week with good results on amberjack. amberjack in the 30to 40-pound range on live shiners Keyes, is trying to keep the big bull sharks and barracuda from eating them at the side of the boat. F or gear, Keyes is using a heavy spinning outfit spooled with 50-pound braid. By adding some 60-pound Keyes and Gregory also found plenty of catch-andrelease gag and red grouper and good numbers of mangrove snapper offshore. F or the snapper, Keyes bottom were the norm. M oving inshore, Keyes says there was an abundance Royale in Anna Maria Sound. Berkeley Gulp shrimp on a 1/4-ounce jig head and suspending jerk baits, such as the MirrOlure Mirrodine 17MR in the greenback color, are getting the bite. Bob Kilb at the R od & R eel P ier is seeing sheepshead being reeled up daily, although the bite has been sporadic. they arent biting good yet. the 12to 15-inch range are the norm, although bigger Black drum still are being caught under the pier on live shrimp as well as any of the baits used to target biggest around 20 inches. Remember, if you take black drum home for dinner, bottom. You can use either a hook with a live shrimp weighted with a split shot, or a jig head baited with a live shrimp.

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26 FEB. 15, 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 2011 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CHAMBER LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEARSEE ALL OUR LISTINGS AT WAGNERREALTY.COMPERICO BAY CLUB On a Clear Day & Every Day your Panoramic View is Spectacular! This special 2BR/2BA unit has everything including elegant Kanes and Pink Pineapple furnishings. Penny Bray (941) 795-6685. #M5825236. $235,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND Stunning open water views from this 3BR/2.5BA home loaded with historic charm, from Australian 128 of bayfront lush tropical setting, Tiki bar, 2 docks. Perfectly located, southern exposure, walking distance to library, shops, and dining. Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5819584. $759,900 $759,900 PERICO BAY CLUB Wonderful bay and with new (under construction) clubhouse, pools, tennis and nature trails. David Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5825056. $144,900 available! Great complex with the largest heated pool on the island. Unit is steps to the beach, pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. Turnkey with a view of a pond with fountain. Kathy Tobin & Carol Codella (941) 228-2630. #M5826518. $189,000 GROUND FLOOR Book illustrates AMIJoan McArthur, Holmes Beach resident and photographer, poses with her latest book of photogra phy, Floridas Anna Maria Island and Suncoast. It is her third book documenting the Islands coastal areas. She will sell and sign her books 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Ginnys & Jane Es at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The books also are available at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, and at Island Gourmet, 5604 Marina Drive. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell A Feb. 11 brisk day didnt stop bargain hunters from attending the Thieves Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. The market brings vendors selling a variety markets this season will be held March 10 and April 4. Islander Photo: Mark Young Chief Thomas Shanafelt, who died Feb. 6. Islander Photo: Gene Page III

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 27 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 GULF VIEW HOM E FOR $299,000. 100 steps to the beach! Charming 2 BR/2BA cottage. Sit on your deck to watch gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Newer bathrooms and kitchen. NORTH END OF ISLAND Spacious, 3 BR/2 BA home on quiet street. Huge lot with loads of privacy. Minor updates to make more modern. Plenty of room for pool and outdoor entertaining. Cathedral ceiling in LR, large open deck AND screened porch. 2,994 sq. ft. $559,000. HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAG E Adorable 2BR/1.5 BA home located less than a mile to the beach. Walk to sh markets and restaurants in this quaint village. $155,000 IRON WOOD GOLF C OURSE Move-in ready, 2 BR/2BA condo overlooking the 10th hole. Great recreation facilities, community pool, elevator, shufeboard & more. Only $84,900. D U P LEX O N OVERSIZ E D LOT... Well maintained duplex in a desirable area of Holmes Beach. Total of 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Could easily be converted to a single family home. $449,000 GOLF C OURSE IN FRON T, C A N AL IN BA C K, 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. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE INDIAN RELICS: Send $1 for color catalog. Indian, P.O. Box 26, Independence, KY 41051. 859-391-0449. RECLINER: BLACK LEATHER, excellent condi tion, vertical blinds, 9-feet. 941-778-3920. VINTAGE RATTAN FURNITURE: Recent recover, blue nautical theme, good condition, priced right. 941-776-1789. ROLLER BLADES: MENS size 10, accessories, $50. Sunbeam coffee maker, $5, handcart, $25. 941-795-8359. WOOD DRESSER, $35, bookcases, 5-6 feet, $40-$50. 941-778-5439. COMPUTER: 2.0 GHz with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $75. 941-756-6728. BLACK & DECKER electric edger, $20, Super Smooth hedge trimmer, electric, $20, lintel blocks, $1 each. 941-778-3469. WHITE GE DISHWASHER: 10 years old, very good condition, $75. 941-538-4100. ITEMS FOR SALE continued RATTAN CHEST, $45, king bed frame, $85, sixfoot high canning 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 ofce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com. More ads, next page.... 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.com OWNER READY FOR BUYER!Behind the fence at 7002 Marina Drive is a Diamond in the Rough! Good beginnings to refurbish into a charming home as roof, central air & heating and water heater approximately two years old. Included are two bedrooms, one bath, LR, FR Kitchen, garage and screened porch on an attractive duplex-zoned lot. Other options for this property are to add an apartment OR start again with your choice, home or duplex. Now priced below county assessment & REDUCED BY OWNER to vacant lot price. ONLY $299,000. Quick closing possible, not a short sale.LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!Three bedrooms, two baths on Pine Avenue, ideally designed to include a small business. Convert street-side living area to your business, allowing spacious kitchen, dining area, living area and two bedrooms, one bath with screened porch for your home. For a larger home, structure will support second story. Home was premature when it was a business in past years and has private parking on premises. ASKING $597,500! 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 Lakeland. 7100 sq.ft. on W. Pipkin Road. #L4634064 $939,000. Jon KentImmaculate Waterfront Home. Fireplace, Custom Kitchen, Lovely setting. $189,000. Free Recording 800-247-9052 ID# 7427 SOLDYour Home Sold In 90 Days-Guaranteed -Or, Ill Pay You $3000! # L4634885 $399,000

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28 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER REAL TO RMarianne Correll T Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 ISLAND TAXIProviding Islanders with personal service to and from central and south Florida airports, etc. Since 1991. Bruce Collins 941-778-6201 Windshield Repair Medicc ADMIRAL TOWNCARProfessional Chauffeur at taxi pricesCall Phil941.320.1120 ANSWERS TO FEB. 15 PUZZLE E X T R A S A T D O G A M O E B A W I L E S I V E I K E M A U L E D E X C I T E M E N T G A R D E N T O O L N O L O D A I S Y I S E L I N O P S C O N S R I C O S T A R O M O P E R A S I N G E R Y E A H G R O U S E E T E S A D A M S A G O C O N T R A S T A S A M A N S R O B I T S C O N C E N T R A T E T O P U N H E A L E D A V E R S R I M E D E F A M E D P R I M O S O L A R I A A L I A P O E T I G U N S T A N D L O B S P L I T S E C O N D A N A S E R R S T E N T S R A S P U T I N N C I S O D I E H O U R E N A M E L T A C T P O D D E D P L A N T A L E A I D A N E R E R C A L Y E V E R S U S S C O U T M I S C B I R T H S T O N E M O R A L T E N E T O C E L O T B U N W A D E D U C E B E S E T S S G T S P A D E M O N 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 GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.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. 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. LEAP INTO THE new year: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26. Visit Cortez Park Tour of Homes/Sales rummage sale. New Cortez grill, marina area. 12507 Cortez Road, a bayfront community. www.cortezparkflorida. com. MULTI-FAMILY: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Antiques, collectibles, treasures! 424 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 17. Bookcases, dressers, nightstand, bed, clothes, AMI polo shirts, bike. 6700 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. GARAGE SALE; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. Household, decorative, collectibles, Lenox china, Kensington, teacups, bikes, smoker, clothing, spoon cabinet, Delft tile picture, silver chaf ng dish, TV, much more. Dealers welcome. No early birds please. 506 67th St., Holmes Beach. MULTI-FAMILY ESTATE sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Ethnic Peru, Kenya art, tools, indoor and outdoor furniture, camping, household, kitchen, clothing, large cupboard, bookcases, Grumman canoe, etc. 403 72nd St., Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND LOST: BLACK SUNGLASSES, Costa Del Mar with case, lost near Sandbar Restaurant. Please, call Keith at 217-520-0613 if found. 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. 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). Call anytime for appointments, 941-7781202. 5360 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. PETS Continued ADORABLE PUPPIES FOR adoption! Two pit mixes, gorgeous, sweet! Males, xed, chipped, shots. 941-896-6701. 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. PIER RENTAL FOR medium-size boat, $65/ month. 452 63rd St., Holmes Beach. 941-7781893. BOAT SLIP: COMPLETE with lift, boats 10,000 lb. or less. $125/month. Small marina in Key Royale. Call 941-778-2003, or 941-730-0310. WANTED: USED FLOATING Jet-Ski dock. Also interested in used kayaks and kayaking equipment. 941-405-4759. 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. 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. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BYHeres Champ, our most handsome rescue. Hes housebroken, well mannered and ready to take his pay his loyalty to a forever family. 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, 941-896-6701. Need computer help? If I dont have your answers, I know someone who will. Start to nish, network setup, printer help, and continuing support... Give me a call.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 29 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. FISHING FOR a good deal? Always look in The Islander, 941-778-7978. 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. 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30 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 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 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 gradeA, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued 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. JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced. House painting, interior, exterior, pressure washing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941224-7507. RENTALSWEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: 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 ofce/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. ANNUAL CANALFRONT, BOAT slip up to 26-feet. 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer hookup, utility room. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. OLD FLORIDA AT ITS BEST! 3/2 canal home, large pool. $499,000. Call Carmen Pedota,941-284-2598 or Lori Guerin, Realtors, 941-773-3415. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach ISLAND CREAM-PUFF Updated and extremely clean duplex on rare oversized lot. $559,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966 GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts, shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966. PRISTINE WATERFRONT2BR/2BA villa, complete redo. Much sought-after community. $194,000 Call Lori Guerin 941773-3415, or Carmen Pedota 941-284-2598, Realtors. MARKET IN MOTION NAR reports the asking prices year over year have increased 19%30% across Florida, while, nationally, inventory fell more than 18%. Nicole Skaggs, Broker-Owner Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755DEEPWATER HOME within walking distance to the beach. This split-plan home has a caged pool, 70-foot dock with lift and 200 feet on sailboat water with no bridges. $659,000.SOLD $50,000 over appraised value.SOLD Beachfront condo, $1,394,000.Call Mel or Barb Neely for a private showing of this unique property.941.809.5565 | 941.807.6220 www.106-36thstreet.com www.106-36thstreet.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 OPEN HOUSE The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 1007 Gulf Drive, #211Full Gulf views from this 2br/2ba condo. Well maintained complex offers bay side pool, day dock, elevator and under building parking. $395,000865 North Shore DriveOpen Sun, 2/19, 1-4pm. Beach front cottage with exquisite views offers 2br/2ba, garage, living and dining room. $749,0008027 Marina DriveOpen Sun, 2/19 1-4pm. Very private with bayfront home with dock, 5br/5.5ba, media room, pool and beautifully finished. $2,190,000 804 North Shore DriveExquisite custom home offering 5br/3ba with Gulf views and just steps to the beach! $1,299,000 SALE PENDING OPEN HOUSE

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 31 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 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. RETAIL STOREFRONT WANTED: Bradenton Beach, 500 sf up. Bridge street area. 941-447-1506. SEASONAL RENTAL: $525/week, available March 11-25. 1BR/1BA upper level with deck, cable, Wi. Block to beach. 941-779-1112. BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-7784731. ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 2BR/2BA, $1,000/month. Three blocks from beach. Call 813-672-1481. RENTALS Continued VACATION RENTALS NOW for 2012: Palma Sola townhouse, 2BR/2BA, pool and boat dock, $2,600/month, March and April available. Also 3BR/2BA home after March 15 for $899/week. Longboat Key mobile home, $1,500/month, imme diate. Realtor, 941-756-1090. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. 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. DOUBLEWIDE LAND-owned 2BR/2BA manufactured home. Background approval required. Large porch, two sheds, washer and dryer, kitchen appliances, $37,500. Must see! Scholeld, 941-7922363. 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. 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. B E AUT I F ULLY UPDA TED turnkey 2/2, end unit in Mt Vernon. New tile, kitchen, crown molding and water views. $179,000. 941730-1294.GORGEOUS BAY VIE W S 2br/2ba, 1st oor, furnished in gated Perico Bay Club. Just waiting for you! $229,000. 1257 Edgewater Circle. Call 941-730-1294 REAL ESTATE Continued FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. 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. GREAT NORTHWEST LOCATION: Mint condition, close to beach, 2BR/2BA end unit, screened lanai, elevator, heated pool, lighted tennis, clubhouse. Move in now! $109,500. Call 941-7920645. PERICO BAY CLUB: $179,900. Pet friendly, kayak storage and launch, gated community, minutes to beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, garage. Call for appointment to see Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY FRONTAGE near Bridge Street. Exquisite mobile home, 1BR, turnkey, three blocks to Gulf. By owner, 941-7782720. 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. 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. A TROPICAL OASIS NESTLED ON THE NORTH END OF ANNA MARIA, ONLY ONE BLOCK TO THE BEACH, THIS 2BR 1BA CHARMER HAS IT ALL! $379,900 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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32 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER Visit www.islander.org to buy a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Across 1 Superfluous 6 Posed (for) 9 Follow persistently 12 Tiny blob 18 Charms 19 The BeatlesAll ___ Got to Do 20 Old White House nickname 21 Badly beaten up 22 45-Down near Baton Rouge? 25 124-Across near Dover? 27 ___ contendere 28 Flower girl? 30 New Jersey town bordering Rahway 31 Photo ___ 34 Swindle 35 Hindu title 36 ___ Brava 37 CD-___ 38 117-Down near Salem? 42 When sung three times, part of a Beatles refrain 46 Bellyache 48 Seine summers 49 First name? 51 Starch-yielding palm 52 Old TVknob 54 How Shakespeares Rosalind dresses 56 Sign by a theater ticket booth 57 Smithereens 58 1-Across near Hartford? 61 Blouse, e.g. 62 Still broken, say 65 Confirms 66 Ancient Mariner verse 68 Bad-mouthed 69 Bitchin 70 Sun spots 73 Inter ___ 74 Dante e Boccaccio 75 Rack for a rifle 76 Toss-up? 78 114-Down near Boise? 81 Santa ___ (desert winds) 82 Get it wrong 83 Certain implants 84 Role in Nicholas and Alexandra 87 TVpolice drama 89 Comics canine 90 11 or 12, but not 13 92 Paint choice 94 ___ teaches you when to be silent: Disraeli 95 76-Down near Springfield? 98 Mugful, maybe 99 Actor Quinn 102 Before, in verse 103 Pioneer in quadraphonic music 104 Caustic soda 105 Against 107 Badge earner 109 This and that: Abbr. 111 61-Across near Phoenix? 11 39-Across near Boston? 118 Critter whose name comes from Nahuatl 119 Cookout item 120 Roll of bills 121 Bring out 122 Assails 123 Staff ___: Abbr. 124 Whirlpool 125 Exorcism target Down 1 Farm mother 2 Womens suffrage Amendment 3 Pampering, for short 4 Pull (in) 5 Regarding the price 6 Jazzy Nina 7 Bostons Mass ___ 8 Lean 9 Doesnt budge 10 Sure! 11 E.U. member 12 What ___! 13 Le Djeuner sur lherbe artist 14 Expenditures 15 The Time Machine people 16 ___ your toes! 17 Bnai Brith grp. 23 Romeo or Juliet 24 French cup 26 Many a museum display 29 It might be blue, green or brown 31 Assn. 32 Like a sty denizen 33 6-Across near Indianapolis? 36 Some conifers 39 Do over, as a lawn 40 Abbr. before a colon 41 Prefix with -pod 43 119-Across near Albany? 44 Prefix with business 45 Basketball rim 47 Open 50 Housemother, e.g. 53 Passed easily 54 Weak 55 Armstrong and Sedaka 57 Pal 59 Light touch 60 Certain online request 63 Not quite right 64 Arrive at too quickly, in a way 67 Hakuna ___ 69 In ones cups 70 Brewskis 71 How a fool acts 72 Spots 74 Bird wing 75 Knot 76 Spring time 77 Large-toothed whale 79 Paraded by 80 Is she not down so late, ___ so early?: Romeo and Juliet 85 Number 2, e.g. 86 Still to be sampled 88 Shock 90 Sub 91 Site of a Greek tragedy 93 Big name in jeans 96 Respectable 97 Naval force 100 ___ the Sheriff 101 Tidies up a bit 105 Number two 106 Tu ___ mi amor 107 Cozy 108 Drags 110 Give up 111 Weaves partner 112 Maternity ward workers, for short 114 Hip-hop 115 Deut.s preceder 116 Environmental prefix 117 Perfect rating No. 0205RELEASE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE ANNEXATION By Charles M. Deber / 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. 12345678 91011121314151617 18 19 20 21 22 23 2425 26 27 2829 30 31323334 35 36 37 38 3940 41 42434445 46 47 48 49 5051 52 53 54 5556 57 58 5960 61 62 6364 65 6667 68 69 70 7172 73 74 75 7677 7879 80 81 82 83 84 8586 87 8889 9091 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99100101 102 103 104 105106 107 108109 110 111 112 113114 115116117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 Answers: page 29.



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from a Holmes Beach burglary investigation, defrauding a pawn broker, and as a convicted sex offender who left the state without advising the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or any law enforcement agency of his move. Hall said Mullaneys sister, Christine Ueltschi, also of Holmes Beach, has outstanding warrants for her arrest in connection with the same burglary as her brother. Anyone with information on Ueltschis whereabouts is asked to call Hall at 941-7085804. Doug Mullaney of Holmes Beach, a convicted sex offender who had absconded from his Key Royale residence several weeks ago, has been arrested in Jackson County, Oregon, by local authorities. Detective Brian Hall of the Holmes Beach Police Department said Mullaney was charged by Oregon law enforcement with possession of methamphetamine and failing to register as a sex offender. Plans are under way to extradite Mullaney to Manatee County to face charges stemming County clerk audit reveals concerns for Cortez. Page 2 Holmes Beach woman arrested for battery, drug possession. Page 3 Anna Maria fears rowdies will kill golden goose. Page 4 Anna Maria residents upset over pine tree removal. Page 5 Tree hut owner responds to DEP. Page 8 Island police blotter. Page 10 HB-BB border dispute continues. Page 11 Whats up on AMI? Page 12-13 Getting around AMI street by street. Pages 16-17 Business planner. Pages 20-21 Page 21 AME news, lunch. Page 22. Soccer, football, golf, Pages 24-25 Astheworld Terns plan a festival day in Cortez. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Obituaries Island happenings VOLUME 20, NO. 15 FEB. 15, 2012 FREE Cortez FISH fest planner. Page 18 StreetlifeRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA 2nd resort warned by DEP. Page 9AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Girls vs. pros game on. Page 15Correction In the Feb. 8 edition of The Islander, Rick Catlin reported sand piled at the Lake LaVista inlet in Anna Maria was a gift from Holmes Beach. However, The Islander has since learned that what Anna Maria public works director George McKay told Catlin about the source of the sand was incorrect. McKay told Catlin Feb. 3 the sand came from a Key Royale canal-dredging project, and then said Feb. 7 the stockpiles were excavated and dumped at the inlet with his permission by swimming pool contractors. He also said Feb. 10 at a meeting that included Mayor Mike Selby that he may have been referring in the Feb. 3 interview with Catlin to the West Coast Inland Navigational District project to dredge the Bimini Bay-Key Royale channel, which began Feb. 9. We apologize for the error.Bimini Bay dredging project starts up Church wants Anna Maria cell tower, too Tugboats, dredge equipment and a barge from Florida Dock & Dredge begin work in Bimini Bay Feb. 9, on a West Coast Inland Navigation District contract to clear the channel entrance. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A West Coast Inland Navigation District project to dredge the Bimini Bay channel near Galati Marine in Anna Maria began Feb. 9, said WCIND director Chuck Listowski. We are administering a dredge contract on behalf of Manatee County and the city of Anna Maria for the Bimini Bay-Key Royale entrance channel, Listowski said. The project is funded by a WCIND grant. The channel, which has caused navigational problems for boaters, divides the cities of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. The dredged material will be pumped to the Lake LaVista inlet just north of the city pier, he added. It will be a quick project. We should complete the dredging in about two weeks, Listowski said. He said the barge, dredge and tugboats were making preparations in Bimini Bay for several days before the start date of Feb. 9, but the dredge had not yet begun. Portions of Bimini Bay, including the channel, came to be within the city limits of Anna Maria after the city annexed the waters in 2010. Manatee County, which previously had jurisdiction, determined it had no interest in providing services, permits and planning for the portion of Bimini Bay annexed by the city. The annexation process took 18 months, and was approved by the Florida Legislature, allowing the city to issue dock permits and provide governmental services and law enforcement to its portion of Bimini Bay. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sent a letter to Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby last week stating its desire to be considered as a site for a future cell tower in Anna Maria. The letter follows a similar request from the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, to place a cell tower personal wireless services facility on its property. The center board indicated it would like to share in any income the city derives from a tower on center property. The center leases its property from the city. A new cell tower ordinance is being prepared by city attorney Jim Dye in consultation with wireless services expert Rusty Monroe to replace the current ordinance, which went into effect in 2003. While a number of cellular communications facilities companies have made presentations to both the city and the community center board in recent years, no company has yet made an application for a cell tower. In 2001, Roser indicated a company was interested in placing a cell tower atop the church steeple and asked the city to consider allowing the cellular facility. A public outcry against a cell tower there resulted in the church withdrawing its request. The city then spent more than $60,000 to have a personal wireless services facilities master plan and ordinance prepared by wireless communications expert Ted Kreines of California.Alleged HB burglar, convicted sex offender arrested in Oregon Mullaney The ordinance restricts cell towers to a maximum height of 37 feet and requires a 150-foot fall zone for any tower. Critics of the ordinance have claimed there is no location in the city with a 150-foot fall zone. Commissioner Dale Woodland has said the reason no company has applied to build a tower is because the citys ordinance is too restrictive. Under federal law, municipalities cannot restrict cell tower construction, but can implement location and sight requirements on such a structure. Ueltschi

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Whether the three entities will rally behind one another or whether a September audit requiring more separation will cause a deeper riff will be addressed in the coming weeks. The audit of the museum, following the discovery of $6,000 in a cashbox left by previous museum management, revealed that recent cooperation between the nonbut go against grant requirements set forth by the Florida Communities Trust. FCT granted the funding to purchase the 1912 schoolhouse, now the museum, in 1999. been working with the museum to raise funds, but a lack of museum revenues and subsequent disbursements are at issue within the audit. The contract stipulates cooperation between the three entities, and includes supplying volunteers to the museum. However, the contract also stipulates funds generated on museum grounds remain strictly for museum activities and within museum control. This has not been the status quo in recent years, according to the audit. The museum has been using a bank account that FISH set aside in its name for museum use, but most Most of the $6,000 discovered in the cashbox was deposited into the FISH account. The FCT grant contract was directly related to the museum and the museums use of the FISH account is We have to start separating it, said R. B. Chips Shore, Manatee County clerk of circuit court and comptroller, who ordered the audit upon learning of operations. The very mention of separation brought back defensive memories for FISH board members at their Feb. 6 meeting, where the audit results were discussed. Im grateful to the county to help us redo the museum, but I dont want to lose all of our privileges and start feeling separated, said FISH facilities chairperson Debbie Ibasfalean. How did you come to the down the middle between FISH and the museum? Shore explained that the audit determined that the $6,000 was raised through museum activities and the FCT contract stipulates that the money belongs to the museum, so must be used for the museum. Ibasfalean said a donation box at the museum has generally been a multipurpose donation box for people to donate not only to the museum, but toward FISH efforts to organize festivals. I have people that will go put money in that museum box thinking its for the museum and FISH, she said. They dont know any better. No one involved with the cooperative effort of all three organizations knows different, said Shore, who took most of the responsibility on his shoulders for the ongoing confusion. Its not only about the donation box, however. While there is leeway for FISH to conduct fundraising activities on museum property, a revenue share agreement must be reached in the form of a lease/rental agreement, with a guaranteed share for the museum. Also, FISH not only conducts concessions on property. All of those fundraising activities were contradictory to FCT stipulations, or should have at least had a user-fee lease/rental agreement in place with the museum. FISH board members were surprised to learn much of what the audit revealed in terms of separation requirements. And that was my fault, said Shore who noted he is working with the county administrator to get all of the organizations involved with the museum back into compliance with the FCT grant contract. Board members were not pleased at the prospect of returning $6,000 to the museum. Some said they believe the money was raised for both the museum and FISH. Shore said that no longer mattered, and that it was a clear legal obligation. When I grew up it was a handshake and a done deal, so its been hard to wrap my head around what has to be done in government, said Shore. So I got burned. Ibasfalean said she just doesnt want to see another massive rivalry. I know we have to do whats right by the government, but I just dont want to lose that bond. The Florida Maritime Museum is housed in the former 1912 Cortez schoolhouse, now owned by Manatee County. Islander Photo: Courtesy Cathy Slusser

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 3 CORTEZ AUDIT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941West Manatee Fire Rescue District WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, mymanatee.org. Of Interest Beach City Hall. Send notices to news@islander.org.Drugs, struggle lead to jail for Holmes Beach womanMcKay apologizes to Islander for sand pile misunderstanding A nna M aria public works director G eorge M cKay apologized to The Islander for a false statement he made during an interview for the newspapers F eb. 8 story on sand piles on the north side of the Lake LaVista inlet. McKay told reporter Rick Catlin the sand came from the Key Royale canal dredging project. Key Royale is in Holmes Beach. McKay said Anna Maria would use the sand to renourish the shore at the city pier, adding the sand was beach quality. O n reading the published story, Holmes Beach M ayor R ich Bohnenberger noted there is no such dredging project in Holmes Beach. A fter the story published, C atlin again called he told The Islander the sand piles at the inlet were dumped there by swimming pool contractors, and abruptly ended the discussion. T o clear up the matter, The Islander met with M cKay and M ayor M ike Selby F eb. 10 and reviewed C atlins notes from his F eb. 3 telephone interview with McKay. After the question-and-answer notes were read, M cKay said, apparently I miss spoke during that conversation I apologize for what was said, McKay said. C atlin asserted it was possible M cKay misunder stood his questions, although he twice described the location of the sand piles during the M cKay inter view. M cKay reiterated his recollection was that he had said the sand was from pool contractors, but publisher Bonner Joy again indicated that C atlins notes state McKay said what was reported that the sand piles came from a Key Royale canal-dredging project. M cKay then recalled he might have been refer ring in that interview to the West C oast I nland N avigation D istrict project to dredge the Bimini-Key R oyale entrance channel which was set to begin Feb. 9. McKay said WCIND often calls the channel the Key R oyale channel and that W CIND used that term in a recent press release. However, the sand was photographed by C atlin at the Lake LaVista inlet prior to the startup of the WCIND project. M cKay said he previously gave permission to two contractors to dump excavated sand at the Lake LaVista site in the event he needs to provide sand bags to residents during hurricane season or to add sand to the shoreline. McKay further said he inspects each pool site in the city and determines whether the material is beach quality sand prior to it being dumped at the city site. He also said contractors are allowed to dump only what they excavate in Anna Maria. Selby said he was unaware that M cKay had given permission to private contractors to use city property for dumping, but he approves the practice as well as the possible use of the sand for sandbagging and for nourishment of the inlet rip-rap and along the pier shoreline in an emergency. Volunteers carry a 1932 gill net skiff into the Florida Maritime Museum, 1445 119th St. W., Cortez, on Feb. 7. The museum, which has come under scrutiny after a recent audit, features local maritime history dating back to the 1880s. Islander Photo: Mark Young Working together FI SH board member Joe Kane said its not about the money. T he money is a symbol of the three entities who need to work together for a common goal, he said. The spirit of this is not about dollars and cents or legal contracts, he said. I t has a much more important thing. In the role of the museum, FISH is a part of that. Weve got $6,000 and who does it belong to, but the reality is that we have a separation in this room. Kane said the $6,000 is a symbol of that separa tion. said. What we need is to get a feeling that we are a part of the museum and that the museum is part of FISH. As part of a 1999 agreement signed by Karen Bell, former treasurer of FISH, FISH agreed not only to assign volunteers to the museum as part of the FCT agreement, but also to pay the museum $25,000 annually in revenues generated from the C ortez FISH-sponsored Commercial Fishing Festival. T his, too, came as a surprise to the current FI SH board. Some members questioned what the 1999 board could have been thinking. T o date, those payments have not been made, but Shore is not forcing that issue as part of the cooperative spirit between the agencies. However, Shore said the obligation to separate By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter What began as an assist to a medical emergency thought to be a drug overdose F eb. 3 ended with felony charges against a Holmes Beach woman for aggravated including possession of cocaine. Jenna M aroney, 24, of the 200 block of 71st Street, was charged following a struggle with Holmes Beach gency medical services team responded, and the Holmes Beach Police Department also responded as backup to a possible drug overdose. A ccording to an HB PD report, M aroney had just lost custody of her child. T he struggle ensued after she agreed to be transported in an ambulance. were dispatched to the scene in the garage of her mothers house. A lthough M aroneys last known address is her mothers, according to the Maroney living there at the time. O ne report said M aroneys child was staying with Maroneys mother, and Maroney had broken into the garage sometime during the night. sonnel were attempting to convince M aroney to go to and the EMS team. Maroneys speech was slurred and incoherent, and her answers unresponsive to EMS questions, according to one of the reports. A ccording to one report, during the incident, police saw a knife at the top of her purse. The womans purse was then searched for weapons or contraband. In their search, police found 18 small white squares, .055 ounces, which tested positive for cocaine. She was placed under arrest for the possession of drugs after she refused transport to the hospital. T he suspect then changed her mind, and asked EMS for transport to the hospital. However, as EMS was leaving, an emergency medical technician opened the ambulance rear door and asked police for additional assistance because, while in the ambulance, they observed Maroney consume an unknown substance that appeared to be a drug from a locket on a chain around her neck. P olice then held M aroney down and attempted to retrieve the locket. While they held her down, she spat EMS next restrained M aroney and put a mask on her face, according to the report. a cleaner. P olice said the woman knew she had a life threatening disease. T he EMS and police took M aroney to Blake M edical C enter, and from there she was transported to the Manatee County Jail. M aroneys mother called and asked police to return to the residence because she had gathered additional drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $5,000 for the aggravated battery and $1,000 for possession of cocaine. O ther bonds from different cases also are active against M aroney, according to the Manatee County Sheriffs website. At press time, she remains in jail awaiting an arraignment at 9 a.m., March 2, before 12th Circuit Court Judge Janette D unnigan at the M anatee C ounty Judicial C enter, 1051 Manatee A ve., W., Bradenton. funds is not negotiable between the entities. The management agreement reads, any fees generated as a result of (museum grounds) usage will be accounted for in separate accounts and used for the restoration and operation of the (museum). I t is in this language where the agreement allows the museum to create fee-based leases to non-governmental agencies, such as FI SH and C VHS, which has not been done in the past. A nd board members learned, such leases must be forwarded to FCT for review and approval prior to the county board of commissioners taking action. T he audit recommendations to remedy the existing problems include creation of lease/rental agreements, remove the clerks responsibility from FISH to solely revenue fund for the museum, and to update the 2004 management plan to current operational standards. T he audit further recommends a secure means to A subcommittee was formed by the FISH board to begin working with museum staff to create lease/rental agreements going forward. T hose recommendations are expected to be brought to the FI SH board at its M arch 5 meeting, which also will feature elections for board positions. For more on the audit, go to www.islander.org.

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4 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 47th Annual Service Club 2012 Antiques & Collectibles ShowPreview Gala Friday, Feb. 17, 5-9 Saturday Feb. 18 10-5, including Antique Appraisal Fair 10-3 Sunday Feb. 19 11-4 Info & Tickets: 941-812-8226Jewelry Appraisals 218C Pine Ave. ~ Anna Maria ~ 941.896.4848www.FloridaEnglishBulldogRescue.com Shes having a party at the store to bene t her good friends at Florida English Bulldog Rescue, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Join us for refreshments, hot dog roast, raf e items and giveaways. And, please, bring a donation of dog treats, dog toys or dog food. ITS BELLAS BIRTHDAY! Commissioner says party rentals kill golden goosePlans for this single-family residence under construction on Maple Street in Anna Maria provide for six bedrooms. The owner, MEK Properties LLC, indicated on the building permit it will be a single-family residence. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria residents may soon discover what Holmes Beach learned last summer. The number of new homes on Anna Maria Island up to 20 people is rising. If we dont do something soon, we are going to kill the golden goose, said Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn. Greedy developers are gulping up all the houses and said. We are losing paradise. If one doesnt believe her, she said, just look at some of the current construction projects in Anna Maria. On Maple Street, a new residence is under construction that will have six bedrooms. The owner is MEK Properties LLC, and corporate records state Shawn Kaleta of Anna Maria is the registered agent. The contractor is Modus Operandi Construction LLC, with Kaleta and Steve Hanson of Bradenton listed as managers. Kaleta has built a number of dwellings, particularly duplexes, in Holmes Beach the past year and many have four or more bedrooms. The properties are built primarily by investors, and are then sold to new investors. MEK Properties LLC has recently purchased the Ellsworth property in Anna Maria, which consists of three lots at 60 N. Shore Drive. The property is being cleared by Modus Operandi Construction. Three single-family dwellings can be built there, SueLynns fear is that new properties will not only be more vacation rentals, but the owners wont register to pay the resort tax, or register with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a commercial enterprise. She has concerns these multi-bedroom accommodations will be rented to large groups of partygoers who have little regard for residents. If a property is registered as a vacation rental, the owner must collect 5 percent of the cost for rentals of six months or less to the Manatee County Tax Collector, department. Theres another reason for an owner not to list new residential construction as a vacation rental. Welch said the parking requirement for a singlefamily dwelling is one space, regardless of the number of bedrooms. If the builder calls it a single-family residence, theres nothing we can do about the number of bedrooms, Welch said. We take the builders at their word. However, if the developer lists the structures use as a vacation rental, the property must have one parking space per two bedrooms. An eight-bedroom vacation rental, he said, is required to provide four parking spaces. owners of vacation rentals are not registered with the tax collector and are pocketing both the 5 percent resort tax and the 6.5 percent sales tax. An investigation in Holmes Beach last year by SinSueLynn also is concerned Anna Maria is being over-advertised as a vacation destination and as a place for investors to make a quick buck. But with the many complaints recently about late-night parties at vacation rentals, shes concerned it could be too late. Just word-of-mouth has spread the news about Anna Maria, she said. More and more marketing of the Island by Manatee County might bring more visitors than Anna Maria can accommodate, and ruin paradise in the process. We are in danger of losing our quality of life and the quality of life we provide our good visitors, she said. SueLynn has no problem with visitors who come to Anna Maria for the peace and quiet, ambiance, and the family-friendly atmosphere in the city. They care about Anna Maria. The reason they come is for the family lifestyle, the quality of life. But 1 percent of the visitors, maybe less, are coming for a weekend party or as day-trippers, she said, and those are the visitors destroying the citys image and quality of life. We are quickly becoming a Panama City, a Daytona Beach. We are allowing a different type of tourist to respect the residents. Shes heard numerous complaints from residents about late-night parties at a vacation rental that produce loud noise, too many cars parked on the street and a large amount of trash left behind. She also pointed to a problem with day-trippers to the citys beaches and attractions. Ive heard stories of them dumping baby diapers on the beach, using the outside shower at someones house, urinating in public, drinking on the beach, parking on lawns, and dumping trash wherever they want, she said.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 5 AM RENTALS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 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 SueLynn also had concerns that the M anatee C ounty A s head of the committee forming the list of best practices a binding agreement of terms between renters and property managers, she said rental agents should have law enforcement assistance, if needed, to enforce their policies. I f our city codes are not enforced, if developers can around declaring a house to be a vacation rental, if we dont get ordinances in place governing rentals, and if a few rental agents dont abide by the best practices rules, this city could be in big trouble, she said. M ayor M ike Selby is currently in discussions with M anatee C ounty Sheriff Brad Stuebe about the citys contract with MCSO and obligations to uphold city codes. SueLynn asked the commission to hold a work sesand the resort tax collections office to find property owners who evade the law. We cant afford to kill the golden goose, she said.Residents claim city tree removal blatant destructionBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter P ark A venue residents Betty Yanger and N ancy Yetter addressed A nna M aria commissioners at their Feb. 9 meeting, expressing outrage over the removal of Australian pines at the Park A venue beach access before taking public input. Yetter claimed she heard the city agreed to remove the pines because the builder of a new home at the beach end of Park A venue, told the city that the owner wanted a view of the water. I t was a blatant destruction of the I sland, carried out in secrecy, Yetter said. She did say she was aware of the F lorida D epart ment of Environmental Protection order of 2004 requir ing municipalities to remove A ustralian pines from public property whenever possible, but asked M ayor M ike Selby to look into negating the DEP rules regarding A ustralian pine removal. Bring in tall trees with shade and, in the future, show people what the area would look like if the pines were removed. We want tall trees, Yetter said. Yanger suggested cedar, gumbo limbo and cabbage palm trees, among others, should have been purchased and planted immediately to keep the area shaded. Right now, it looks like a war zone, Yetter said. Whats done is done, Yanger said. She suggested the city have a plan in the future when it schedules the removal of trees such as the mature Australian pines. Yanger said the city should always consult with the residents in the area where exotics will be removed, and have native trees ready to plant to replace the exotics. We want to look forward, Yanger said. F ormer C ommissioner G ene A ubry said the city was divided for a long time over some issues. Now its not, but its about to be again, he said. C ommissioners should think, talk to each other and take the time to talk to people about the decisions you make. I would hate to see this continue, Aubry said. Whats happened on P ark A venue is pretty sad to see, Aubry said. C ity resident M ike C oleman, however, said he didnt agree the city is about to be divided. He said Yanger and Yetter are asking for solutions. Coleman suggested the commission should enact a measure to replace each A ustralian pine with a native tree as Yanger suggested. C ommission C hair C huck Webb said the issue of A ustralian pines was not advertised for discussion on the agenda. C ity attorney Jim D ye, however, said discussion was D ye suggested the city advertise discussion of the Australian pines issue, and Webb said the city did have some control over property owners removing exotics and other vegetation. He suggested the city have a mitigation system requiring a developer plant native species as replacements for some removed trees. The question is how far we want to go into private property rights, Webb said. Webb said he would work on a mitigation resolution and advertise it for a future meeting, but he noted the Australian pine tree issue is not new. I ts been discussed and discussed in this city the past 10-15 years at least, he said.

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6 FEB. 15, 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. 15, 2012 FEB. 15, 2012 FEB. 15, 2012 FEB. 15, 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 1-866-362-9821Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. Address letters by e-mail to news@islander.org or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or comment on matters on The Islander website at www. islander.org. Opinion YourSeeking moratorium on monstrosities I have been fortunate to be an annual visitor to Anna Maria Island for more than 35 years and I have enjoyed this little piece of paradise. In the past few years, I have noticed articles in the local paper about neighbors complaining about large they feel. Where once stood a two-bedroom, one-bath duplex there now stands a six-bedroom, four-bathroom motel, suitable for 24 or more people. It is clear that these homes are not for residential use, but for commercial purposes in a residential neighborhood. I now have to look forward to enjoying more It is clear that these monstrosities are becoming the future of Holmes Beach, and it is truly saddening. In a letter to the mayor, I have asked for a review of the building codes that allows this type of massive duplex to be constructed and to have a moratorium placed on such structures. Something clearly needs to change in order to preserve the old Florida charm that we all fell in love with. If you share my feelings, please, write to the mayor and commissioners, expressing your feelings, or nothing will ever be accomplished. Suzanne (and Robert) Supply, Holmes Beach www. islander. orgTraf c concerns Because I work at various locations all over the have been working near the corner of Fifth Street and Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach. I am extremely concerned for beach visitors and the bicyclists at that intersection heading towards Longboat Key. Eight out of 10 times when I am waiting to turn left, the cars behind me pass on the right side of the road.Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,510 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. To join the conversation, use the direct link to our Facebook fan page at www.islander.org. What is the most romantic place to spend Valentines Day on the Island? Bean Point and Beach Bistro. Joyce Stadt Bean Point. Rebekah Clements Outdoors at The Sandbar watching the sunset. Mandy Mitchell The Blue Water Motel. Paul Spencer Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria. Mack Doss Sr. Anywhere on that beautiful beach of Anna Maria. Denise Wood Kozer woman with a baby in a stroller nearly to death, four more cars followed. Isnt this illegal? It is the side of the road, not to mention the bicycle path is clearly marked. I have kids and grand kids who use the beaches all the time we live here year round. We will no longer use that area because it is not safe to park there, let alone be standing outside of your car. Melanie Owens, Bradenton Say yes to mullet Put away your Island plans, the beach can wait. This weekend is the 30th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, and in spite of our slight tendency you to go. GO FISH! This festival has grown from humble beginnings when friends once planned to share some Cortez fare and put on an art show at the old Bayshore Seafood docks. They sought to cast off the smug druggling (no one wanted to call it drug smuggling) image of Cortez in And back then, not too many town folks felt welcome by the villagers, also sometimes called hardcore Cortezians. My how the times have changed. tival in the village and the villagers of Cortez those who survived the net ban in the 1990s and the threat to It was great to see the festival focus turn last year to the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage 95-acre preserve, the Florida Maritime Museum and the Bratton Store. The new location spotlights the results of the many years fundraising the fruits of the festival and the hard work all the many volunteers have put into the preserve. And, yes, the new setting was as fabulous as ever. Everything was as expected and more. It seemed there was more seafood, music, arts, crafts and things to do than ever before. In the planning of such a huge event 30,000 or so people may attend must come transportation and parking. The impact spreads east in Bradenton and west to Anna Maria Island, but theres a solution for that. Ride the Island trolley to Coquina Beach and ride the FISH shuttle, or catch the shuttle at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. Youll be chauffered promptly to the festival gate. Make the shuttle part of your festival adventure. Funds from the festival continue the efforts of FISH to preserve the Cortez way of life a cause we gladly celebrate and support all year around. It was the Jerry Seinfeld show that popularized the Festivus for All of Us, a contrived holiday thats come to represent a festival of ones own making. Seinfeld also popularized a mini-mullet haircut, but we wont go there. Happy FISH festivus.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the Feb. 13, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Feb. 5 64 79 0 Feb. 6 67 84 0.32 Feb. 7 65 79 0 Feb. 8 60 77 0 Feb. 9 58 75 0 Feb. 10 59 78 0.41 Feb. 11 55 67 0.01 Average area Gulf water temperature 70.924-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock again delayed the start of Island beach renourishment, pushing the project to late February, early March. Business owners summer tourist season. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox was not surprised by the delays, saying her volunteers would ensure construction did not disrupt turtle nesting. in the February Anna Maria mayoral race. When polled, many voters said their decision was not based on differences in the candidates platforms, but on Skolodas two-year tenure as city commissioner, during which he baugh. We just want a return of a normal commission, said one voter. agreed to have sand stockpiled on the beach by the beach renourishment contractor, although the project terms did not include creating dunes. The committee said the dunes would assist stormwater drainage, protect private property on Gulf Drive/State Road 789, and help protect turtle nests. 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 Come Celebrate Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday! Weve got you covered for both with specials each day. 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. 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Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org Island jeweler publishes childrens bookBy Thomas Aposporos II Islander Reporter Laura Shely, owner of Tide and Moon Jewelry, is taking on new ventures in 2012. Shely recently relocated her custom jewelry business from a Holmes Beach storefront to 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, where she also sells her just-published childrens book, The Adventures of Rusty and Hazel. Her story relates a friendship between Rusty, a raccoon, and Hazel the dolphin in a setting just offlong loved to write. Her greatest inspiration came from reading to her granddaughter. I was reading lots of books to my granddaughter, but I found that too few of them had a strong moral message. So I decided to write a book of my own one with a good environmental message about the importance of keeping our waterways clean and safe for people and animals, as well as a positive lesson on paying it forward and respecting those who may be different from us. It isnt very hard to write a good story with those ideas in mind, said Shely. What brought the whole project together for Shely was her friendship with local watercolorist Dee Pastorius, who agreed to illustrate the book. When Shely moved to Bradenton in 2005 from Stillwater, Minn., having sold her jewelry shop of 10 years there, she moved near Pastorius. As it happened, Pastorius had lived in Stillwater until 1993, when she moved to Florida and watercolors. She displays her paintings in various local galleries, including the artists co-op, Island West Gallery. Dee and I became fast friends, just like Rusty and Hazel, Shely said, with a laugh. Weve both been involved with art of various kinds for a long time, so a collaboration was only natural, she added. copies of Rusty and Hazel on the porch of Shelys shop 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, during the monthly Pine Avenue Porch Party. And you can expect spring to bring more books from Shely. Laura Shely, author of Rusty and Hazel and Dee Pastorius, illustrator, will sign copies of their book 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, on the porch at Shelys shop, Tide and Moon, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria during the monthly Pine Avenue Porch Party.

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8 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 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. Renew your promise to love and cherish your Valentine Everyone welcome : Register at the event! Its YOUR special Valentine!HB lodge seeks after-the-fact exemption for tree hut By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Referring to a tree hut on the beach as minor activity in a Feb. 10 letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, an attorney for Richard Hazen, owner of Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., asks for an after-the-fact permit exemption for the tree house Hazen built without permits last year. In December, the DEP Division of Water Resource Management, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, advised Hazen to voluntarily remove the wood-frame deck structure and restore all affected dune areas within 30 days. The DEP warning letter advised after-the-fact permitting was unlikely. In the letter to Jim Martinello, DEP environmental manager, attorney David Levin asked the DEP to further explain its allegation of an alteration of an existing dune system by creating cleared pathways and viewing areas, and for the location and extent of dune alteration. As to the tree house, Levin states the state administrative code exempts from CCCL permitting, minor activities which do not cause an adverse impact on the coastal system and do not cause a disturbance to any He said the code defines adverse impact as an impact to the coastal system that may cause a measurable interference with the natural functioning of the coastal system. dune is one with alongshore continuity to offer protection to uplands. It would be impossible to show any measurable interference with the natural erosion, Levin concluded, equating erosion with the functioning of the coastal system. He said the deck is supported by a large Australian pine tree, supplemented by four 12-inch diameter wood poles, similar to those supporting other exempt structures, such as beach awnings and other shades, typically found along the beach. The poles are located behind an existing seawall that was buried during a beach nourishment project, according to Levin. Given the size and location of the support poles, he said it would be virtually impossible for such poles to have measurable impact on the coastal system. Clearly, if the sole support of the deck was the Australian pine, Levin said, there would be no question that the subject deck was exempt. Levin concluded his Feb. 10 letter to Martinello by asking DEP to consider the elevated wood deck structure as an exempt minor activity, and suggested a meeting with Martinello Feb. 21 in Tallahassee. Following a complaint to Holmes Beach about the structure this fall, the city referred the matter to the DEP. plans and a survey would be required before it would consider a letter of no objection, which is typically required before DEP considers issuing a permit. In December, the city received an inquiry about the required plans by phone from Hazens engineer, Charles Sego of Anna Maria. The citys concerns over the construction relate to building stability, safety and ability to withstand hurricane-force winds, according to David Forbes, code Angelinos Lodge includes four vacation rentals, and, according to Hazens wife, Huong Lynn Tran, the tree hut was built as a place to read, write, relax and dine. An Austrailan pine tree with a diameter of 50 inches at chest height and 12-inch wide pilings resembling tree trunks, support the tree house on the beach at the Angelinos Sea Lodge, 103 29th St., Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 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 We use only DBP, TOLUENE and FORMALDEHYDE-free products.7306 Manatee Ave. W. / Bradenton / east of Publix at the K-mart Plaza /JUST MINUTES FROM THE ISLAND941.794.6168 Kmart, Publix, Pink&White Manatee Avenue75th StreetBealls, Staples Appointments & Walk-Ins Welcome! GIFT CERTIFICATES Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat. 9-6 Closed Sunday & Pink White NAIL SPAENJOY OUR COMPLIMENTARY BEER OR WINE. We offer Shellac: CND, GELISH, JESSICA and O.P.I., BODY WAXING and GLITTER TATOOS.Stay connected on Facebook: pinkandwhitenailsalon for discounts, deals and salon news. Now hiring experienced nail tech, receptionist, massage therapist, esthetician...full or part time. 2nd beach resort warned by DEPBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Following up on two stop work orders by the city of Holmes Beach at the Anna Maria Island Beach Resort, 105 39th St., the Florida Department of Environment Protection Feb. 8 issued a warning of unauthorized construction seaward of the coastal construction control line. Resort improvements, including outdoor huts, a hot tub, gazebo structures and paver decks and walkways at the beachfront resort were constructed without permits, issue a stop work order in January 2011. Shaffer said he was assured the work would be built according to code, and lifted the stop work order. However, on re-inspection, he found the property remained in violation of city code and, in June, issued another stop work order. The Feb. 8 DEP letter included an application package for an after-the-fact permit. The application must be order requiring removal of the structures seaward of the CCCL, according to the letter. The DEP letter also outlined items to be included property ownership, surveys, site plans and written evidence from the city that the activity does not violate local setback requirements. The huts were constructed in the Gulf Drive setback, according to Shaffer. And the project took place in two areas at the resort, both seaward of the coastal construction control line, he said. Shaffer said the huts allowed water to shed on the roadway, causing a hazard to motorists, and the palming. The city removed the roof thatching and now await the after-the-fact permit from the DEP, he said. Shaffer said if DEP gives us a go-ahead, the city will review plans and address the permit and violation fees. He estimated permitting for the project will cost $4,000-$6,000. City workers last year removed thatching from huts at the Anna Maria Island Beach Resort, 105 39th St., Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Roadwatch, Feb. 15-22 The Florida Department of Transportation repair project to the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789 still has a ban on oversize vehicles using the bridge. The contractor required the travel lanes to be reduced in width from 12 feet to 10 feet, resulting in the ban. Work crews this week will conduct both day and night operations. Night activities will require temporary lane closures be between 10 p.m.-6 a.m., and no lane closures will occur between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday. The draw will continue to open for boaters on demand. Completion of the project is expected in spring 2012. For the Cortez area, the DOT plans intermittent westbound lane closures at night on State Road 684/Cortez Road from 127th Street West in Cortez to 51st Street West in Bradenton for repair and replacement of drainage inlets and pipes. All work is scheduled between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. DOT said. Click! The Islander 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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10 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 The Sea Hagg 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 WINTER FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items, Get 1 FREE StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria boat propeller was reported missing from a boat stored at a residence. scene of a crash. T he driver of a dark colored minivan backed into a stop sign, bending the post back and causing the sign to lean back approximately 2 feet. A witness witness followed the vehicle and police apprehended the driver in the 5500 block of Manatee Avenue. Someone pried open the rear porch door and a sliding door. T he residence was ransacked, and unidentified items were taken. her missing husband. A ccording to the report, the man has A lzheimers disease. He was located at G alati M arine on South Bay Boulevard. reported that funds were removed from his bank account fraudulently. A man reported receiving a suspicious call from a person claiming to be from Bank of A merica asking for personal Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.Third sex offender reports Cortez addressBradenton Beach to vehicle. A complainant came to the police station to report a GPS stolen from his truck Jan. 23-24. He to anyone to enter his vehicle and take his GPS. The GPS was valued at $129. Jan. 27, 101 22nd St., T ropic I sle I nn, theft. A representative of Tropic Isle reported six ceiling fans missing. Broken glass was observed in the parking area on 22nd Street. Workers said a man collecting aluminum from the trash broke a window and left his business card. Police placed into evidence a security recording and the business card. T he investigation continues. F eb. 8, 1407 G ulf D rive S., C oquina M oorings, burglary to vehicle. A man reported his vehicle had been entered, and binoculars with a digital camera and prescription eyeglasses were stolen from his car while parked at his condo. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Holmes Beach plainant reported someone entered an unlocked gate to panel television that had been mounted to a wall on a back porch, valued at $500, was reported missing. complainant reported a burglary occurred F eb. 2 in which been stolen. It was valued at $500. said a 2010 C hampion scooter with a F lorida tag had been parked outside for two or three days. Police checked the registration of the vehicle and tried to contact the owner, but there was no phone listing. ant reported a stolen red 26-inch mountain bike. vehicle burglary. Police responded to a report of a stolen wallet from an unlocked car at M anatee P ublic Beach. The complainant said his passport and wallet, including his drivers license, social security card and miscellavehicle. P olice checked the area and nearby trash cans, but the wallet was not was found. person. A caller reported a suspicious person in her back52nd Street and Gulf Drive waiting for a ride home. relocated a rat snake safely to the bushes after a woman reported the snake in an outside shower. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. T he F lorida D epartment of Law E nforcement reported a convicted sex offender moved to the C ortez area in early February. A ccording to the FDLE website for convicted sex offenders, the 50-year-old male lives in the 10100 block of 46th A venue West. He was convicted in M anatee C ounty in 1996 of lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor under the age of 16, and has completed his sentence and probation. C onvicted sex offenders are required to register their address with the FDLE whenever they move. Additiontheir jurisdiction on a regular basis. There are now three convicted sex offenders living in the Cortez area, including a 72-year-old man residing in the 4400 block of 125th Street West. T he other C ortezarea sex offender resides in the 4200 block of 129th Street West. No convicted sex offenders currently reside in Anna Maria or Bradenton Beach. In Holmes Beach, a convicted sex offender lives in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive. Another convicted sex offender in Holmes Beach recently absconded from his address in the 600 block of D undee Lane, Key R oyale, but was arrested last week in O regon on burglary charges from the Holmes Beach P olice D epartment and for failing to register his address with law enforcement. Information on sex offenders listed with the FD LE at The Islander website, www.islander.org, under community links.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 11 Island Animal Clinic TOTAL PET CARE: Surgery Dentistry Boarding Day Care Baths Food & Supplies 24-Hour Emergency Drop Off and Pick UpNew Hours 8-5:30 Monday-Friday 9-Noon Wednesdays William V. Bystrom DVM Holmes Beach Business Center 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 941.778.2445 Serving the Islands since 1970Anna Maria schedules workshop topicsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria city commissioners faced a plethora of issues at their Feb. 9 work session and agreed to schedule a work session Feb. 16 to deal with vacation rentals. Other issues will be on the March 8 work session agenda for more discussion. Commissioner SueLynns one-way memo about vacation rentals was discussed and it was agreed the problem was mounting rapidly in the city. Commissioner Dale Woodland said the vacation rental issue is bigger than I realized. Its a good idea to fast-track this. He called for weekly work sessions starting Thursday, Feb. 16. Another work session subject will be a cell tower ordinance to replace the one adopted in 2003. Commission Chair Chuck Webb said the Anna Maria Island Community Center and Roser Memorial Community Church both want consideration as a cell tower site. Discussion of the new cell tower ordinance was scheduled for the March 8 work session. SueLynn also wants discussion on the defunct Villa Rosa development on South Bay Boulevard. Commissioners agreed to discuss Villa Rosa at the March 8 work session. SueLynn also said the city has a problem with new construction that blocks daylight from reaching adjacent homes. She called for a work session on the issue, but Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick said the daylight plane concept was discussed and rejected several years ago. SueLynn said she would take the issue to the P&Z board and return to the March 8 work session with the boards comments. Waste Management Inc. contract requiring side-yard pickup at vacation rental properties. The commission also discussed establishment of a special master to enforce code violations and collect fees. Commissioners appeared to favor disbanding the code enforcement board, but city attorney Jim Dye sugthe seats until needed. Commissioners agreed the issue required more discussion. Another commission issue continued to a workshop concerned the use of the six lots at the east end of Pine Avenue purchased by the city in September 2011. from the city pier.HB-BB stalemate, Sandpiper resolution possibleBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A resolution to the ongoing border dispute between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach over the 27th Street right of way that stretches from Gulf Drive to the bay appears stalled between the two cities, and next may be explored directly with the Sandpiper Resort. At a Feb. 7 Holmes Beach city commission meetsion Chair David Zaccagninos recent assumption that the street was likely not included in the property description for the 2008 Cadence Bank mortgage provided Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. to fund improvements in the mobile home park. Petruff told commissioners she had not yet heard from the bank as to whether the 27th Street property is ing some documentation, it appears to me that Cadence Bank has no interest, lien or claim over 27th Street. The encumbrance was asserted at a Jan. 18 joint meeting between Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach by Ricinda Perry, attorney for Bradenton Beach. She said the bank would not release its collateral, including 27th Street, saying the dispute may widen to include Cadence Bank, its title company and other regulatory agencies. Cadence Bank provided $6 million for improvements to the co-op owned park. Sandpiper representatives at the time told Bradenton Beach the resort needed a quitclaim With the news from Petruff that the street was not became hopeful. That puts us in a better position said Zaccagnino. A resolution between Sandpiper and Holmes Beach is more easily (solved). Holmes Beach has recently suggested the Sandpiper quitclaim 30 feet of the 50-foot-wide right of way back to Bradenton Beach. Sandpiper mobile homes, 27th Street and a fence are on the south side of the city limit, and Holmes Beach residences are on the north side. In October 2011, the controversy resurfaced after a fence, gates and signs discouraging access were erected by Sandpiper. tion process required by state law before one municipality sues another. The two towns have met several times without coming to a resolution, and at press time, there is no scheduled meeting. At their Jan. 31 meeting, Holmes Beach commissioners asked Petruff to request a 30-day postponement of a Feb. 7 meeting, to allow for the banks investigation and the Sandpipers board of directors to meet. Also, the Bradenton Beach commission did not have a quorum of voting members until the recent appointment of Commissioner Ric Gatehouse. It has been, however, the Bradenton Beach attorneys position that Holmes Beach does not have standing to assert its claim. Petruff says Holmes Beach has standing by virtue of shared utilities, including stormwater, water and sewer, electric and phone. And, according to Petruff, a dedicated public street is held in trust for the public. Holmes Beach claims that Bradenton Beach quitclaimed the public street to Sandpiper three years ago without properly vacating the right of way.

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12 FEB. 15, 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 ANNA MARIA ISLAND S arong c ompany ompany Roll-out shelves installed in your existing kitchen cabinets.Call today 941-448-4100www.oridashelvingsolutions.com Service club hosts antique show, sale The Service Club of Manatee County will host an antique show and sale Feb. 17-19 at the Manatee Convention Center. The event kicks-off at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with a gala opening reception, sale preview and buffet dinner. Gala tickets are $20 at the door, and include the run of the show. Weekend tickets are $6 with the show open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Antique appraisals will be available 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and a both crystal repair booth and gold buyer will be on site throughout the weekend. For more information or advance tickets, call 941812-8226. The convention center is at One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.Center plans 3 adult events in February The Anna Maria Island Community Center announces Fitness Kickoff Barbecue 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Seniors are invited to participate in a cornhole, bocce Staff will offer grilled hot dogs and a drink for $1.50. The second event is a Date with Dali. Adults can are invited on a day trip to the Dali Museum Thursday, Feb. 23. The bus leaves the center at 10 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes the museum ticket and transportation. Lunch is available at the museum cafe. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. The third event is an adult trivia challenge 1-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Cost is $10 per person and participants can sign up in teams of up to four. The fee includes refreshments. Proceeds of the event For more information, call the center at 941-7781908.Island salon gathers clothing for women Salon Salon, 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, is helping the Womens Resource Center of Manatee by hosting a womans clothing drive through February. Professional and casual clothing items as well as evening gowns, shoes, handbags and business briefs and accessories are being sought. The WRC offers programs and counseling for women in career and life transitions. For more information, call 941-778-0400.Giving circle to bene t women in GuatemalaThe Anna Maria Island Chapter of Dining for Women hosts a monthly potluck dinner in hopes of changing the world one dinner at time. Women bring a dish and drop into a basket what they might have spent dinning out. Each month the money goes to a different organization supporting women and children around the world. The next potluck gathering is at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. empowers young women through education and mentorship. Dining for Women meets the third Thursday of every month. For more information or reservations, call Jean Peelen at 941-896-5827.Floral arranging tops garden club agenda The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 15, for a presentation on caring for orichids by Olivia Gruen at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Everyone is welcome.Mac-and-cheese challenge coming to Bridge Street The Bridge Street Market is issuing a Mac & Cheese Challenge to cooks in order to raise funds for Manatee Childrens Services. Contestants in the Feb. 26 event must make at least one large dish of macaroni and cheese in a disposable container. The Bridge Street Merchants will provide warmers for meal entries delivered in foil containers. Contestants compete for top bragging honors and a coveted Bridge Street Market apron. Cooks are encouraged to stay and serve portions to the public, who will then pay to vote for their favorite entry. Warm, prepared entries should be delivered the day of the event to 107-111 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Taste-testing and voting begins at 11 a.m. and, at 2:30 p.m., winners will be announced. For more information, call 215-906-0668. Rotary announces February speaker lineup The Rotary Club of Anna Maria meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Each week the club welcomes a guest speaker to address the club. On Feb. 21, Barry Gould will provide an update on the Rotary Foundation. On Feb. 28, Roger Hayward will speak about his recent trip to Tanzania. Club meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 941-779-9108.Titsworth-Palmer engagedSteve and Judy Titsworth announce the engagement of daughter Lauren to Matthew Dale Palmer, son of Dale and Carol Palmer of Myakka. The couple met in 2009 while working together at Manatee Memorial Hospital and are planning a March wedding at Roser Memorial Community Church chapel, Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Judy Titsworth Mote offers sunrise, full moon kayak trips Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is hosting kayak tours on Sarasota Bay at dawn and dusk, exploring environments and viewing wildlife. Sunrise tours are 7:30-9 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 18, March 17 and April 21. A full moon tour will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 8. The program is for ages 11 through adult. Youths under 14 must attend with an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided and the tours begin with basic kayaking instructions. Participants meet at Mote Marine, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Cost is $24 per person or $20 for Mote members. Participants must register by 5 p.m. the day before the desired tour. Participants may register online at www.mote.org/kayak. For more information, contact Gina Santoianni at 941-388-4441, ext. 514, or e-mail gina@mote.org.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 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 IN-STOCK Citizens Watches and Estate Jewelry 40 % OFF We buy your unwanted silver and gold!Party for dogs, owners at Pine Avenue shopJo-Ann Lefner and Bella invite the public to Bellas birthday party 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Lefners shop, Bella by the Sea, 218 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Canine companions are welcome. Guests are asked to bring a gift pet food for Florida English Bulldog Rescue. Sweetheart .com Portraits by the Sea 941-778-2711 Gift Certicates Art league hosts sale-a-bration The Anna Maria Island Art League and Keetons bration event 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. The event features art demonstrations by league instructors and an art supply sale by Keetons. The schedule includes: lery and ceramics with John Cheer outdoors. The event is free and open to the public. The art league is at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. For more information, call AMIAL executive director Christina Reginelli at 941-778-2099. Party goes to dogs at Anna Maria boutique Jo-Ann Lefner will host a birthday celebration for her English bulldog Bella 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at her shop, Bella by the Sea, 218 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Everyone is welcome, including canine companitems and giveaways, a bulldog kissing booth, as well as a complimentary swag bag from The New Barker, a canine-lifestyle magazine. Guests are encouraged to bring a can of dog food, dog toy or treats as a donation to the rescue. For more information, contact Lefner at 941-8964848. To learn more about the cause, go online to www. Make friends, share treats St. Bernard Catholic Church Womens Guild is hosting its annual dessert and card party at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Participants are asked to bring score pads, cards or games and a dessert to share, for an afternoon of fun, Mardi Gras theme. 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call Rosemary Treonis at 941778-4769.Learn to paint at gallery Local artist and art instructor Caroline Whitmore will demonstrate painting seascapes with watercolors at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 10 a.m.noon Saturday, Feb. 18. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 941-778-6648 or visit www.islandgallerywest.com.AM porch parties to bene t pooches The various boutiques and stores on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria will host porch parties 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, with food, refreshments and live music. Guests are encouraged to bring dog food, treats or a dog toy, for donation to the Florida English Bulldog Rescue. Donations can be made at any of the participating open house venues. For more information on the monthly third Friday porch parties, contact the Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost at 941-896-3132. tact Jo-Ann Lefner at Bella by the Sea, 941-896-4848.How many birds?Nancy Frederick of Lakewood Ranch is the winner of the How Many Birds? quilt contest put on by the Eyeland Needlers to promote the 19th annual Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes. The Needlers custom quilt will be the top prize at a 3 p.m. drawing March 17 during the tour of homes. Frederick received 50 chance tickets for the drawing as her prize. The quilt is on display at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, where tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. Pictured are Eyeland Needlers Penny Reinholz, Mary Jo Gaspari, Dolores Harrell, Joan Pettigrew, Marcia Powers, Judy Benett, Ann Horne and Jane Coleman.

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14 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Its almost as good as a letter from home! Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgSINCE 1992Just visiting paradise? MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.8301 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLEWednesday, Feb. 15 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. James Vartuli presents Black Gold: From origin of oil to its consumption at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. 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. 1-4 p.m. Art demonstrations and sale-a-bration at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. Thursday, Feb. 16 1 p.m. Mardi Gras-themed dessert and card party at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies. 6 p.m women in Guatemala at the Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. Friday, Feb. 17 5-8 p.m by the Sea, 218 Pine Ave., and Pine Avenue Porch Party open house at various shops. Donations requested: dog food, treats, toys. Dogs welcome. Information: 941-896-4848. Saturday, Feb. 18 10 a.m.-noon Watercolor demonstration with Caroline Whitmore at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. Monday, Feb. 20 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Senior Sports Fitness Kickoff, barbecue and munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-7978. Wednesday, Feb. 22 11 a.m. at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941359-4296. 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 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 opening reception at the Sarasota Players, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-365-2494. Friday, Feb. 17 5-9 p.m. Service Club of Manatee County antique show gala at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-812-8226. Fee applies. Saturday, Feb. 18 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Service Club of Manatee County antique show and sale at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-812-8226. Fee applies. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez Village, Bradenton. Information: 941-708-6120. Fee applies. 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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 15 CALENDAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 ALLERGY AFFILIATESAdults and Children John Cella, M.D. NORTHERN VISITORS WELCOME WE GIVE ALLERGY SHOTSCall 792-4151SERVING TWO AREAS5701 21st Ave. W., Bradenton 34209 Convenient to W. Bradenton & the Beaches 5229 Fourth Ave. Circle E. Bradenton 34208 Convenient to East County need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com 119th St. W., Cortez Village, Bradenton. Information: 941-708-6120. Fee applies. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Service Club of Manatee County antique show and sale at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-812-8226. Fee applies. Tuesday, Feb. 21 7 p.m. Longboat Key historian Kent Chetlain will speak about early pioneers and settlers at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. Fee applies. 8 p.m. Jazz ensemble concert at State College of Florida, Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies. Coming Up: Community Center. lery West. Pro-am softball game at Tebbetts eld to give backBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Young, mostly 8-year-old female softball players are challenging professional baseball players and some college players to bring gloves and bats 1 p.m., Saturday, at Birdie Tebbetts Field, 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach. The event features a softball game between the Manatee Twisters 8-and-under team, current and former university softball players and major league professionals, including Jose Bautista, two-time American League homerun champion of the Toronto Blue Jays; Marco Scutaro, a multi-position player with Colorado Rockies; and All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Womens Resource Center of Manatee, 1926 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton, and the Manatee Twisters. The center is a resource for women who may be unable to afford help but dont qualify for assistance, yet still need a lawyer, counseling, shelter, job, interview or appropriate work clothing. The Twisters are a competitive traveling girls softball within the Manatee Girls Softball organization. We want to teach the girls to give back, said Karen Abel, mother of one of the Twisters. And how to bring Thats what sports are all about dedication, perseverance, camaraderie, sportsmanship and focus, Abel said. With this fundraiser, we thought, what could be better than teaching our girls how women can help women. She and some other parents of players on the team shared some connections to Major League Baseball. And as the MLB players are about to head into spring training in Florida, the timing was right. Plus, her daughters favorite player is Marco Scutaro. She even has his glove, Abel said. The mayor has approved everything, she said. The police said they would be happy to work with us if there becomes a need for extra law enforcement, she said. Abel has gathered sponsors from throughout the community, including the Sandbar and BridgeTender restaurants, Anna Maria Flip Flop Candy Shop, Island Real Estate, Pine Avenue Restoration, Body & Soul and more to come, she said. A silent auction will precede the game. A home run contest will be featured between innings. Pulled pork, peanuts, popcorn and cold drinks will be offered for sale. And a mascot from the Bradenton Marauders will be on hand to bring laughter to the festivities. The event comes at a time when Birdie Tebbetts Field is used more by dog owners to exercise their pets than by baseball or other sports enthusiasts. Its been more than three Its a dog-friendly event. Its a family event, Abel said, adding dogs are part of peoples families. Twisters teammates Jocelyn Leal, left, Alexandra Texidor-Abel and Allie Jacobsen, model new uniforms for their Pros vs. Girls Charity softball event at Birdie Tebbetts Field Feb. 18. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell Island Community Center. Market. denton Beach, Center. Save the Date: Tour of Homes. Holmes Beach. Free admission. Information: 941-778-1541 Send calendar announcements to news@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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16 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER The City Pier Restaurant Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 779-1667 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 12 We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REAL ES TATE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm voted best bar & grill Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com8:30-11:30 FRIDAY FEB. 17 SCOTTS GARAGE Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRATING 28 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Service Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND VACATION RENTALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF YOU MENTION THIS AD!www.beachbumsAMI.com Electric Bikes A2 Serving Lunch & Dinner Tues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY & SUNDAY FEB. 18-19, FISH FESTIVAL FRANKIE LOMBARDI NOON-4 PM FRI., FEB. 24, FRANKIE LOMBARDI SAT., FEB 25, DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES SUN., FEB. 26, TROPIX www 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 #1 VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES V ALENTINES DINNER Call 941-779-1930 for reservations. New owners Chris, Sheryl & PJ Smargisso invite your family to spend time with our family. LIVE MUSIC Wed. Larry Stokes 6-9 Thurs. Chuck Caudill 6-9 Sat. Will Scott 7-10 Lunch & Happy Hour 11:30-6 Domestic Beer Bottles $2.50 Wine & Sangria $4 1/2 Price Appetizers 4-6 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 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 p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p r r r r r r r r r r r r r e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n t t t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e n n n n n n n t t t t t t t s s s s Everyone welcome : Register at the event!

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 17 The City Pier Restaurant Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 779-1667 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW B4 778-5320 Key Royale Pass 12 We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REAL ES TATE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm voted best bar & grill Great lunch & dinner specials9701 Gulf DriveAnna Maria941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com8:30-11:30 FRIDAY FEB. 17 SCOTTS GARAGE Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRATING 28 YEARS! .tylersicecream.com 11904 Cor tez OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Service Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 hLet me help you navigate the island to nd that perfect home or condo in PA RADISE. Capt. Greg Burke SALES AND VACATION RENTALS B8 A2 RENT A SURREY BIKE 1 HOUR, GET 1 HOUR FREE IF YOU MENTION THIS AD!www.beachbumsAMI.com Electric Bikes A2 Serving Lunch & Dinner Tues-Thurs 11:30-9, Fri 11:30-late Sat Noon-late, Sun Noon-8 pm Closed Mondays C8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY & SUNDAY FEB. 18-19, FISH FESTIVAL FRANKIE LOMBARDI NOON-4 PM FRI., FEB. 24, FRANKIE LOMBARDI SAT., FEB 25, DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES SUN., FEB. 26, TROPIX www 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 #1 VOTED BEST CRAB CAKES V ALENTINES DINNER Call 941-779-1930 for reservations. New owners Chris, Sheryl & PJ Smargisso invite your family to spend time with our family. LIVE MUSIC Wed. Larry Stokes 6-9 Thurs. Chuck Caudill 6-9 Sat. Will Scott 7-10 Lunch & Happy Hour 11:30-6 Domestic Beer Bottles $2.50 Wine & Sangria $4 1/2 Price Appetizers 4-6 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 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 p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p r r r r r r r r r r r r r e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n t t t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e n n n n n n n t t t t t t t s s s s Everyone welcome : Register at the event!

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The festival will offer visitors two unique days of fun and family entertainment as the 30th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival kicks off Feb. 18-19, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Events include live music, marine life discussions and display, childrens activities and at the heart of maritime cultures will be a variety of fresh seafood, with choices for land lovers, festival organizers said. More than 50 vendors will be on site with arts and crafts, as well as artwork featuring a nautical theme. Festival activities will also take place at the east end of Cortez, at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W. where festivalgoers can enjoy live music and additional parking. Entry to the festival is $3 and children under the age of 12 are free. All proceeds from the festival are collected by the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage. FISH organizes the annual festival and uses the proceeds for the continuing expansion and restoration of the FISH Preserve. The 95-acre parcel along Sarasota Bay is considered environmentally sensitive. The FISH effort to preserve the land, and buffer the village from development has been endorsed by famed ocean explorer, Jean-Michel Cousteau. Your FISH Preserve is very impressive, wrote Cousteau, founder of Oceans Future Society. Its economic value cannot be judged in terms of dollars alone. I have seen from many places around the world, comthe demise of the natural resource base on which they depend. Your project is an important reminder of the vital connections between nature and humanity. For a schedule of festival activities, and more information, visit g or call 941-708-6120. Festival entertainment Saturday, Feb. 18: Stage 1, Waterfront 10:30 a.m.: Soul R Coaster Noon: Awards and Introductions 12:30 p.m.: Eric von HahmannCortez festival includes off-site parking areas Cortez shing festival, FISH celebrate 30th year Somethings Fishy comes to Cortez at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. 18-19. T-shirt sales boost revenue for the FISH Preserve and become souvenirs of the event as well as collectors items. The 30th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival draws an estimated 25,000 festivalgoers. Parking can be an issue. However, this year festival organizers have addressed the need to accommodate more vehicles by adding a remote parking area at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. A bus will be available to shuttle festivalgoers to the festival gate from the park. The roundtrip shuttle price is $2.50. The parking at G.T. Bray Park is in addition to the traditional remote parking at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Parking also is available on the east side open spot, festival organizers said. Parking within the village also can be found, as some homeowners allow parking for various fees. The festival activities will run from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 18-19, from the Florida Maritime Museum to the of Cortez. 2 p.m.: Shaman 4 p.m.: Razing Cane Stage 2, Bratton Store 10:30 a.m.: Eric von Hahmann 11:45 a.m.: Passerine 1 p.m.: Brian Smalley 2:15 pm: St Pete & Main Hatch Motley Shanty Singers 2:45 p.m.: Eric von Hahmann 4 p.m.: Jimmy Johnson Festival entertainment Sunday, Feb. 19 Stage 1, Waterfront 10:30 a.m.: Soupy Davis and his Band 12:00 p.m.: Eric von Hahmann 1:30 p.m.: Dr. Dave Band 3:30 p.m.: Gumbo Boogie Band Stage 2, Bratton Store 10:30 a.m.: Main Hatch Motley Sea Shanty Singers 11:15 a.m.: Jimmy Johnson 12:30 p.m.: Terry Blauvelt 1:45 p.m.: Sister Act (Lane & Val) 3 p.m.: Eric von Hahmann 4 p.m.: Eric & Jimmy

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 19 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 The Island Flooring StoreServing the Island since 1998Select 20x20 Porcelain Tile installed starting at $3.95 sf FEBRUARY SPECIAL Porcelain Tile FEBRUARY SPECIAL FEBRUARY SPECIAL PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPP LY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304February Conservation Tip: Set irrigation frequency to once a week. 5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941.929.1850 www.abcrental.com WE RENT Travertine-Marble-Granite-Slate-Terrazzo Restorative Cleaning & Sealing, Stain Removal SPINERGY STONE CARE SOLUTIONS 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! 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! Festival followup offered at Star Fish dock The Star Fish Company Restaurant, 12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez, will host an evening of fun under the stars with music by Standback Band, offering a blend of rock, soul, blues and jazz on the Star Fish docks, 6-10 p.m. the two-day Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. For more information, contact Star Fish at 941-7941243. From Cortez to world travels, new novelist returns By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Cortez has special meaning for J.B. Crawford, a two-time Harvard graduate, who has taught in American schools overseas, and also in California. So much Crawford self-published a young adult novel, with a 10thto 11th-grade reader in mind. But, he says, adults or younger advanced readers also will enjoy Nathans adventures in the village of Desoto on Perico Island. themselves although names have been changed as they journey with Nathan from California to Cortez. Oops, not Cortez, Desoto. If the reader wishes to find an inspiration for Desoto, Crawford prefaces the novel, start down south at Chokoloskee, then head up to Everglades City, Fort Myers Beach, Punta Rassa, Bokeelia on Pine Island, Cortez, Madeira Beach, Tarpon Springs, Crystal River, Yankeetown, Cedar Key, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee, Sopchoppy, Apalachicola, Panama City and Pensacola. experienced the hurricanes, red tide, rum-running, drug smuggling, internal squabbles, family feuds and, most devastating and vicious of all, the net ban. Every character in that book is me, J.B. Crawford, he says. The books theme revolves around a village of more than just white pelicans its about people coming here and making it, he says. Similarly, Crawford came to Cortez with his family, and graduated from Bradenton High School. As a young man, he worked seine and gill nets. He gathered scallops and oysters at low tide in the Kitchen. Personally I never wanted to leave Cortez, he explains. But the military in the post-World War II occupation era took him to France and Germany, where he taught English in American schools. And another time he left for California, after his friends convinced him he He moved back, after retiring as a U.S. Army reservist and as administrator in the California public schools, to help his mother as she got on in years. Crawford bought the house next to the one he grew up in. happy to be in Cortez again with his very talented, very insightful friends, and his boats. He says even at his age, with help from his son, Im still stonecrabbing on the Moondown. boat, are featured in Nathan and the Stone Crabs. He dedicates the book and he promises more to come to the real-world pioneers, men, women, and children, who came to Florida from North Carolina, Virginia, the Canary Islands, Cuba and around the world with nothing but the clothes on their backs, willing hands, and a dream for the good life. Crawford will be signing his book at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Feb. 18-19. It is also available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Kindle. J.B. Crawford, author of Nathan and the Stone Crabs, is home in Cortez. He will be signing his book Feb. 18-19 at the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. Win this boatThis 22-foot Catalina sailboat will go home with a lucky winner at the Cortez Commercial Fishing FestiMuseum boatworks program. Tickets are $5 at the museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

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20 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY VISIT OUR WEBSITE! www.TheFeastRestaurant.com The Feast Restaurant WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST PARTY IN TOWN! 6218 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.clancysirishsportspub.com 941-794-2489 A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL Clancys Irish Sportspub Presents...FATTUESDAY Tuesday Feb. 21 Music by TC & the Troublemakers $5 Hurricanes with Souvenir Glass. Prize for the Best Mardi Gras Mask A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL Frappes Smoothies Espresso Lattes MENTION THIS AD FOR $1 OFF ANY SPECIALTY LATTE OR FRAPPE. Expires 2/29/12 Home of Throw A Buck, Grab A Cup! $1 Organic Coffee FRESH BAKED GOODS ~ ORGANIC COFFEE ~ GIFTSINSIDE HEALTH FOODS @ 3228 East Bay Drive Near Walgreens) Holmes Beach 941-896-9705 JUMP START YOUR DAY WITH Hayes tops salesT erry Hayes of Signature Sothebys I nternational R ealty, 50 C entral A ve., Sarasota, was recently named the companys 2011 top sales agent in M anatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Hayes sold more than $19 million in real estate in 2011, primarily on A nna M aria I sland where she concentrates her sales and marketing skills. A 22-year veteran of the I sland real estate market, Hayes said she was surprised to learn she had won the award. I was just trying to do the best for my clients, and I feel I worked extra hard this past year, matching the right buyer and the right seller. When properties are priced right, they move quickly, and I was fortunate that Anna M aria I sland properties were in hot demand, she said with a laugh. Winning the award is not a goal I set out to achieve each year, but I guess this means I ll have to work that much harder this year, she said. T o reach Hayes, call 941-302-3100 or e-mail her at terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com.More realty raves Bradenton Beach, and 5360 G ulf of M exico D rive, Longboat Key, recently named Carol Codella as January top D eb I basfalean won both awards at the Longboat For more information, call 941-727-2800. Terry Hayes, front row, second from left, is surrounded by agents of Signature Sothebys International Realty. Hayes, who specializes in Anna Maria Island real estate, was recently named the companys 2011 top sales associate for Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties, with sales in excess of $19 million. Chamber mixer upcomingT he A nna M aria I sland C hamber of C ommerce will hold its monthly business card exchange 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, F eb. 22, at the Harbour I sland reception center on Perico Island. Harbour I sle is located on M anatee 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 either event, call 941-778-1541.Sandbar tops Knot listT he Sandbar R estaurant in A nna M aria has been selected by Knot magazine, F lorida west coast edition, as the 2012 winner of best wedding location in southwest Florida. It is the sixth consecutive year the Sandbar has won the best location and best reception award, a Sandbar press release said. Knot awards are the result of voting by brides and grooms after their weddings are completed. Sandbar owner Ed Chiles credited Patti McKee and her wedding team for the award. I am so proud of the way they represent our company. T o win once is a prestigious honor, but to have won it six years in a row speaks loudly to the efforts of Patti, her staff, and the entire Sandbar staff, Chiles said.HB designer celebrates ThursdayThe 12th and East Home at the Beach home design center and boutique at the Island Shopping Center, 5416 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will continue its seasonal series of artist showcases with another P arty on the P laza 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Local artists and a variety of restaurants are featured at the third T hursday parties, said owner/interior designer Jessica Holmes. A rtists create work at the events, and various restaurants feature specialties, she said. Its a great showcase for the creativity of the community in which we live and love. Everyone is welcome, she said. The third Thursday parties will take place through May. F or more information, call 12th and E ast at 941-7787440.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 21 Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. Obituaries 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 Happy Valentines Day--see you next week at Feeling Swell FRIDAY @ AMI Beach Cafe 5:30-10, featuring Drum Circle @ 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, HB. THURSDAY Kathleen D Sail @5. Reservations: 941-870-4349 Paradise has a soundtrack come hear it LIVE! 3007 Gulf Drive Holmes BeachLunch and Dinner Take-out, To o WINNER OF TRAVELOCITY TO P INSIDER SPOT IN USA FOR 2007THE BEST RIBS VEGET ARIAN DISHES INDIAN SPECIAL TIESOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK941.778.6614 Retail Fish Market 119th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront Turn at 119th FRESH FISH DAILY! 119 th Street West on the Cortez Waterfront BEST prices on stone crab claws. Two businesses, one partyGiving Back and Artful Eyeland will share the hostess spotlight at a joint open house 5-7 p.m. T hursday, Feb. 16, at their Holmes Beach shops. G iving Back, 5312 Holmes Blvd., is celebrating two years of charitable giving. T he store, owned by Susan T homas, features original art, pottery, antiques, furniture, $18,200 since February 2010. A rtful E yeland, a gallery boutique owned by Julia Lombardo and Shari U rbano at the same address, will join the celebration. Both shops will serve cheese and wine. F or more information, call T homas at 941-320-1786, or Artful Eyeland, 941-567-0157. Learn to eat well Vegan on $4 a D ay, E llen Jaffe Jones, will hold a free seminar at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Island Fitness, next to Eat Here at 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. T he discussion will include tips for people interested in going vegetarian/vegan, and for anyone looking to eat better on a budget. F or more information, call I sland F itness at 7785200.Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1980 on a 50x100 lot was sold 12/19/11, Gilford to Smith for $265,000. 1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 2, T radewinds, Bradenton in 1971 was sold 01/24/12, Blue Water Condos LLC to Proudlove for $150,000; list $150,000. 512 Spring Ave., Unit 9, Siam Garden Resort, Anna sold 01/24/12, Nugent to Siam Retreat Partners LLC for $115,000; list $115,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Right: Candy Conte recently joined Engel & Volkers Real Estate, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to manage vacation rentals. Thomas L. Shanafelt Thomas L. Shanafelt, 64, of Bradenton, died Feb. 6 in G ainesville at Shands Hospital following a long illin Niles, Mich. Mr. Shanafelt graduated from Manatee High School in 1965 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served as a member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard in Wash-Walter Wally S. Sobek Walter Wally S. Sobek, 71, of Bradenton, died F eb. 8. He was born March 22, 1940, in Chicago. He came to Bradenton from Chicago in 1970. M r. Sobek retired from the Bradenton F ire D epartment after more than 22 years of service. He was a member of the Bradenton Fire Fighters Association. He attended the St. Bernard C atholic C hurch, Holmes the Lake Okeechobee area. Visitation was at Shannon F uneral Home T own C hapel, Bradenton. M ass was celebrated F eb. 11 at St. Bernard C atholic C hurch, Holmes Beach. M emorial donations may be made to T idewell Hospice & P alliative C are, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. M r. Sobek is survived by his companion, R ose U selding, of Bradenton; son Scott of Holmes Beach; daughter Laura and Monty Hardesty of Bradenton; brother Larry and wife C heryl of C hicago, and grandchildren Shannon and Sean Hardesty and Taylor Buddy. Mason ReidyMason Reidy, 72, of Apollo Beach and formerly of Bradenton, died Feb. 10. Visitation will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. T hursday, F eb. 16, with a service to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton. Interment will be at Fogartyville Cemetery. Mrs. Reidy is survived by her sons, John Jessup of Mt. Dora and Mark Jessup of Richmond, Va.; daughters A shley A llen of A pollo Beach and D ana Branly of I ndian Harbor; sister A lice M G uthrie of Holmes Beach; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. ington, D.C. Following service to his country, he chose to serve his community and spent nearly 30 years as a He started his career in A nna M aria, served with distinction as the chief of police for the Holmes Beach P olice D epartment and retired as a deputy with the M anaHolmes Beach P olice C hief Jay R omine said Shanafelt put trust in him many years ago when he sponsored him at age 18 to enter the police academy. Romine now has served more than 25 years with HBPD. Visitation was F eb. 11 at Brown & Sons F uneral Homes & C rematory-43rd Street C hapel, Bradenton. M emorial donations may be made to the I nternational M yeloma F oundation, 12650 R iverside D rive, Suite 206, N orth Hollywood CA 91607 or online at www.myeloma. or g O nline condolences may be made at www .brownandsonsfuneral.com. M r. Shanfelt is surivived by his wife of almost 38 years, Linda ( G raves); sons T homas Lyle II and wife Joy of Bradenton and Louis Sloane and wife Lesley of O rlando; mother Katherine of F ort C ollins, C olo.; brother G ary and wife C hris of E stes P ark, C olo.; sister Kathy and husband and G ene Watkinson of F ort C ollins, C olo.; grandson Thomas Lyle III; granddaughter Avery Grace; three nephews; a large extended family in Bennington, Vt.; and many friends. Patti Devine, left, of Springs of Palma Sola, Big Jim Allen of Ukulele Weddings and Sherri Proctor of Sherris Island Images gather for a photo Feb. 8 at the Gathering Place in Bradenton Beach at the AMI Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Islander Photo: Toni LyonKathleen M. Ghidoni Kathleen M. Ghidoni 101, of Anna Maria died Feb. 11. She was born D ec. 21, 1910, in Winnepeg, M anitoba, Canada. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church Womens G uild and the A nna M aria I sland A rtists G uild. She was a retired member of F lotilla 81 C oast G uard Auxiliary. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., rosary at 10:45 a.m., and M ass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard C atholic C hurch, 248 S. Harbor D rive, Holmes Beach. Cline Funeral Home. M rs. G hidoni is survived by her nephew, R obert Cnudde and wife Yvonne of Canada.

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22 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER Karen RileyLove Monday, Feb. 20 Presidents Day: No School. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Tangerine Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Tidbits. Wednesday, Feb. 22 Breakfast: Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Hummus Plate, Roll, Green Beans, Sliced Peaches. Thursday, Feb. 23 Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast. Rock Star Day Lunch: Popstar Chicken, Maxx Volume Sticks with Marinara, Golden Record Smiles, Carraoke Dippers, Dreamsicles. Friday, Feb. 24 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Bagel, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Pizza, Cheese Lasagna, Breadstick, Corn, Broccoli Dippers, Fruit Crisp. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE presents Make plans now for Valentines Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at AMI Beach Cafe, Manatee Public BeachNuptials, vow renewals, commitments and promises. Champagne toast, reception with wedding cake, entertainment, prize packages. Register 5-5:30 p.m., Promises 5:30 p.m. $10. Registration/Information: The Islander, promiseday@islander.org Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Make plans now for Valentines Day, Valentines Day, Everyone welcome : Register at the event! 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, featuring live music Thursday-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 Beach941.896.9737 www.bluemarlinami.com 11:30 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too!Anna Maria Elementary School third-graders Ashton Pennell and Tuna McCracken get ready for AMEs Battle of the Books, when students will be quizzed on their knowledge of select books in a Battle Bowl format. Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in Photo: Karen-Riley LoveAME hosts fatherdaughter dance Anna Maria Elementary principal David Marshall, along with teachers and staff, are inviting each daughter attending the school to take part in a post-Valentines Day Father-Daughter Dance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the school auditorium, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The dance is open to current students daughters and a special person in their lives, whether it be father, uncle, grandfather or caregiver. The event will include refreshments and music by Chris Grumley. Wrist corsages are available in advance be taken at the dance and offered for sale. For information, call AME at 941-708-5525. Anna Maria Elementary School kindergartener Dagny Drust mornings. Islander Photos: Karen-Riley Love AME An AME Running Club member models Dolphin Dash shoelaces, earned along with a club T-shirt based miles run in the school year.

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 23 NEW Sidewalk Caf Seating NOW OPENLunch, Dinner & Libations served from 11:307 Days a WeekDownstairs at the Bridge Street Bistro on the roundabout! www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com ISLAND TI ME BAR AND GRI LL AL FRESCO drinks & dining everyday from 11:30. LIVE ENTE RTAI NM ENT: F eb. 17 Jack T amburine 7-10 R uss A dams Project 7-10 Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE S Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, you need a towel Longboats Premier Waterfront Restaurant! Happy Hour 4-6pm Great Bar Appetizers $4 Premium Drinks (BAR ONLY) Monday-Friday OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11:30-9:30Stone 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. 22, 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 BRIDGE STREET BISTRO Overlooking the Beach & Gulf Four-Star Food Moderately Priced Serving Dinner Nightly Banquet Facilities with a Great ViewNow Open 7 Days a Week Island Time Bar & Grill @ Bridge Street Bistro NEW Sidewalk Seating for Lunch and Dinner Diane Remington, center, is Februarys feature artist at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. With Remington are Midge Pippel and Darlene Holbrook. The Guild Gallery is open Monday-Saturday.And they call it puppy love! Brooke Forsyth, 2, visiting Anna Maria Island from Orlando, friend Feb. 11 crafts show at the Holmes Islander Photo: Mark YoungArt-trifectaOpenings at three Holmes Beach galleries Feb. 10 brought artists and art lovers to receptions for the artists and to enjoy refreshments. RIGHT: At the Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Christine Galanopoulos, left, and Gerald Quin showcase their black-and-white photography in a show titled Lifes Passageways. The exhibit will remain through Feb. 23 at the gallery. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. TuesdayFriday. Artists Mariarosa and Roger Rockefeller receive guests at their show at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

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24 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 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. Kathleen DSailing CatamaranEgmont Key Shelling & Snorkeling Sails Sunset Sails / Day Sails / Private Charters Special Events, Sailing from Twin Dolphins Marina Sailing Thursdays with Mike Sales 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org Magic revived, KRC men down to 3 playersBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The Magic is back! Manatee Magic that is. Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization merged its Magic competitive program with Football Club Sarasota three years ago in an attempt to make one club that could compete against Tampa. It didnt work out quite the way it was planned and the MAYSO board of directors found its West Bradenton players werent playing much soccer, partly due to the distance to practices and decided to revive the Magic program. This season, Magic has four competitive teams and the U12 girls just completed their regular season with a 10-2-2 record they are southeastern Division III champs. Four Islanders played a major role in the teams success, starting with goalkeeper Emma Moneuse, who helped the team post eight shutouts. Also contributing to the teams stingy defense, allowing only eight goals all season, was central defender Gracie Bowers. Bowers also Morgan Burns and Brooke Capparelli also were a big part of the teams success. Burns was the second leading scorer on the team with six goals, while Capparelli notched two goals while also playing strong defense. Helping the defense were Gianna Hager, Samantha Scholl and Lily Sherman. Directing the team is former Islander, Brett McIntosh, whose daughter Brooke plays forward. These girls exemplify the Island-style soccer tradition. Theyre scrappy and tough. They play hard and have fun doing it, he said. Kendall Miller, who led the team in scoring with 13 goals. Other players who contributed to the Magics success this season include Cameron Carson, Maddie Oliszewski, Presley Thompson and Kalie Welling. The Magic girls are looking forward to Region C Cup, which gets started next Saturday, Feb. 18. They will travel to Hernando County to take on the Lake Wales Fury and Tampa Bay United in pool-play action with the hope of advancing to the next round. Flag football playoffs loom With only a few regular-season games left to play in each division in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League, teams are keeping a close eye on standings, jockeying for favorable seeding positions. Mr. Bones Colts in the 10-12 eastern division are on top of the league with a 7-0 record. The hard-charging Sand Dollar Steelers are in second, but it appears unlikely they can catch the Colts. LPAC Cardinals lead the 10-12 west division with a 6-1 record, but they have Ross Built Broncos right behind them with a 5-2 record. Vikings on top at 4-1, although Waterfront Restaurant Raiders and Southern Greens Jets are only one loss back in the standings. The top spot in the 13-16 division also is up for grabs with Jessies Island Store Steelers holding a half-game lead over Integrity Sound Redskins. Theres still time for movement up and down the table, so stay tuned. The game of the week was a 13-16 division game between Jessies Island Store Steelers and Walter & Associates Bears Feb. 10. The Steelers edged the Bears 24-19 behind 124 passing yards and three touchdown passes from Cody Tsai. Brad Duffman ran for 67 yards and caught three passes for 31 yards while scoring two touchdowns. Michael Duffman added 50 receiving yards, 30 rushing yards and a touchdown. Nehemiah Goode had 108 all-purpose yards and scored one touchdown in the victory. while Michael and Brad Duffman each had three pulls. Michael Duffman adding an interception. The Bears were led by quarterback Seth Walter, who completed 21 of 36 passes for 244 yards and three touchdown passes. Jack Walter led the Bears receivers with seven catches for 83 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Derek Polch added 47 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns, while Jacob Talucci and Max tively. pulls apiece. Polch also added an interception and Talucci recorded a pair of sacks in the loss. Key Royale golf news And then there were three. The mens championship at Key Royale Club has narrowed to three players. Tim Friesen won his match last week to stay alive in Flight 1 and will meet Mark Mixon. The winner of the Flight 1 Friesen-Mixon match will advance to play Flight 2 champion, Lex Halakan. In regular weekly golf action, the team of Joe Dickenson, Andy Barber and G. Taylor won a two best balls of foursome match Feb. 1 with an amazing 34-under par. Six shots back in second place was the team of John Sagert, Ernie Hauser and Bob Landgren. bleford match during Feb. 7 golf action. Izzard was also part of the winning team that included Fred Miller, Hoyt Miller and Blake Ress. The men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match Feb. 6. The team of Dennis Schavey, Larry Fowler, Bill Shulman and John Kolijeski combined on a 12-under of Fred Meyer, Charlie Knopp, Paul Kammerlin and Bill Martin with an 11-under par total. The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match Feb. 4. Vince Mercadante carded a 4-under-par McKammish and Pete Weir tied for third with matching 62s. Horseshoe news Four teams emerged from Feb. 8 pool-play during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Gene Bobeldyk and John Johnson defeated Bruce second semi saw Jerry Disbrow and Rod Bussey earn an easy victory over Dom Livedoti and Sam Samuels. Bobeldyk and Johnson edged Bussey and Jerry Disbrow Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Brooke Capparelli takes the ball from an opponent during Manatee Magic U12 girls soccer action. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tina Burns

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 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. 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. 15 5:14p 2.0 12:39 -0.3 Feb. 16 6:38p 2.0 2:03 -0.5 Feb. 17 8:02p 2.0 3:09 -0.6 Feb. 18 11:36 1.2 9:11 2.0 4:00 -0.6 2:39 1.0 Feb. 19 11:49 1.2 10:07 2.0 4:40 -0.6 3:44 0.8 Feb. 20 12:03p 1.3 10:54 2.0 5:13 -0.5 4:36 0.6 Feb. 21 12:15p 1.4 11:35 1.9 5:41 -0.3 5:20 0.5 new Feb. 22 12:28p 1.5 6:04 -0.2 6:01 0.3 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 Right rigs produce hot spotted seatrout actionEarl Jaffee, visiting Anna Maria Island from Chicago, ing with Capt. Warren Girle. By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter With an abundance of spotted seatrout being caught, in on the action. What helps make them a favorite among anglers is the number of ways to target the tasty yellowA good way to get started is to choose the proper paired with a 400-size reel spooled with 10-pound braided but a 400 is versatile for targeting more than trout. N ow that we have rod, reel and line, lets address leader and baits. M ost of the guides will use 3 feet of When using live bait, shrimp shiners and small pinbait. C hoose the bait, put it on the hook and cast to the area where you think there are trout. If you like to watch a bobber, add a popping cork to the rig. F or those who like to use artificials, there are a variety of bait choices. The three most popular baits are soft plastics on a jig head, suspending jerk baits, and, of course top-water plugs. The advantage of a lure is to cover more area than a cast of live bait to one spot. With With these pointers, you should be able to go out and catch seatrout with some success. R emember, spotted seatrout have a slot size of 15-20 inches. You can keep Jeff M edley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South F ishing P ier is seeing good numbers of silver trout, aver aging 15 inches in length, caught this past week. M ost the lower part of the water column. There are no size or so take only what you can use. N ext on the list at the Skyway are Spanish mack erel and bonito. Fishers using live greenbacks on a long shank hook are having good success on both species. kings are keeper-size 24 inches although none have been much larger, Medley says. Sheepshead are still gathering around the pilings producing good numbers of sheepies. Remember, use a small sharp hook to aid in catching and dehooking these C apt. M ark Howard reports sheepshead, redfish, spotted seatrout, black drum and a few pompano have been landed on his recent charters. Select live shrimp and Berkley Gulps in pearl and off white have been the bait of choice for Howard. Work your bait very slowly through the sandy potoffering, Howard suggests. Howard predicts low tides will present some excel as the water cools. C apt. R ick G ross of F ishy Business charters is working Sarasota Bay for an assortment of inshore species. Gross is using a variety of techniques to keep bent rods on his charters. T o start, G ross is using M irr O lure Lil John soft plas tics on a 1/4-ounce jig head to target spotted seatrout on Were catching good numbers of trout, says G ross, but most are under the minimum limit. effective, he says, because you can catch a variety of species on the same lure. O nce the tide has risen, G ross is moving to docks and rig and live shrimp for bait. A knocker rig is made by letting your egg sinker slide down directly to the eye of your hook. R eds in the 24-inch range are being caught as well as keeper-size sheepies. Capt. Sam Kimball of Legend charters has been tar geting species for the deep fryer on his offshore charters. By using live shrimp or live shiners for bait, Kimballs clients were catching enough Key West grunts, porgies, back to the dock, its taking more than an hour to clean days. potential is at its peak. and Key West grunts abundant in water depths around 40 feet. Girle is using live shrimp or fresh-cut shiners to entice his targets to bite. M oving closer to shore in around 20 feet of water, the 3to 5-pound range. G irle likes to use a 1/4-ounce jig head baited with a live shrimp to target both species. hooking up pompano. Small pompano jigs tipped with a piece of fresh-cut shrimp are getting the bite. M ixed in with the pompano are plenty of ladyfish, Spanish mackerel and small jack crevalle. I f youre looking to catch a variety of species, you may want to get in on this action. Girle is using top-water plugs, such as Rapala Skitto 31 inches are pouncing on top-water baits, which prothe spotted seatrout, which are averaging 20 inches in length. shore this past week with good results on amberjack. amberjack in the 30to 40-pound range on live shiners Keyes, is trying to keep the big bull sharks and barracuda from eating them at the side of the boat. F or gear, Keyes is using a heavy spinning outfit spooled with 50-pound braid. By adding some 60-pound Keyes and Gregory also found plenty of catch-andrelease gag and red grouper and good numbers of mangrove snapper offshore. F or the snapper, Keyes bottom were the norm. M oving inshore, Keyes says there was an abundance Royale in Anna Maria Sound. Berkeley Gulp shrimp on a 1/4-ounce jig head and suspending jerk baits, such as the MirrOlure Mirrodine 17MR in the greenback color, are getting the bite. Bob Kilb at the R od & R eel P ier is seeing sheepshead being reeled up daily, although the bite has been sporadic. they arent biting good yet. the 12to 15-inch range are the norm, although bigger Black drum still are being caught under the pier on live shrimp as well as any of the baits used to target biggest around 20 inches. Remember, if you take black drum home for dinner, bottom. You can use either a hook with a live shrimp weighted with a split shot, or a jig head baited with a live shrimp.

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26 FEB. 15, 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 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CHAMBER LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEARSEE ALL OUR LISTINGS AT WAGNERREALTY.COMPERICO BAY CLUB On a Clear Day & Every Day your Panoramic View is Spectacular! This special 2BR/2BA unit has everything including elegant Kanes and Pink Pineapple furnishings. Penny Bray (941) 795-6685. #M5825236. $235,000 ANNA MARIA ISLAND Stunning open water views from this 3BR/2.5BA home loaded with historic charm, from Australian 128 of bayfront lush tropical setting, Tiki bar, 2 docks. Perfectly located, southern exposure, walking distance to library, shops, and dining. Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5819584. $759,900 $759,900 PERICO BAY CLUB Wonderful bay and with new (under construction) clubhouse, pools, tennis and nature trails. David Moynihan (941) 720-0089. #M5825056. $144,900 available! Great complex with the largest heated pool on the island. Unit is steps to the beach, pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. Turnkey with a view of a pond with fountain. Kathy Tobin & Carol Codella (941) 228-2630. #M5826518. $189,000 GROUND FLOOR Book illustrates AMIJoan McArthur, Holmes Beach resident and photographer, poses with her latest book of photography, Floridas Anna Maria Island and Suncoast. It is her third book documenting the Islands coastal areas. She will sell and sign her books 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Ginnys & Jane Es at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The books also are available at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, and at Island Gourmet, 5604 Marina Drive. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell A Feb. 11 brisk day didnt stop bargain hunters from attending the Thieves Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. The market brings vendors selling a variety markets this season will be held March 10 and April 4. Islander Photo: Mark Young Chief Thomas Shanafelt, who died Feb. 6. Islander Photo: Gene Page III

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 27 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 GULF VIEW HOM E FOR $299,000. 100 steps to the beach! Charming 2 BR/2BA cottage. Sit on your deck to watch gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Newer bathrooms and kitchen. NORTH END OF ISLAND Spacious, 3 BR/2 BA home on quiet street. Huge lot with loads of privacy. Minor updates to make more modern. Plenty of room for pool and outdoor entertaining. Cathedral ceiling in LR, large open deck AND screened porch. 2,994 sq. ft. $559,000. HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE Adorable 2BR/1.5 BA home located less than a mile to the beach. Walk to sh markets and restaurants in this quaint village. $155,000 IRON WOOD GOLF C OURSE Move-in ready, 2 BR/2BA condo overlooking the 10th hole. Great recreation facilities, community pool, elevator, shufeboard & more. Only $84,900. DUP LEX O N OVERSIZE D LOT... Well maintained duplex in a desirable area of Holmes Beach. Total of 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Could easily be converted to a single family home. $449,000 GOLF C OURSE IN FRON T, CAN AL IN 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. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE INDIAN RELICS: Send $1 for color catalog. Indian, P.O. Box 26, Independence, KY 41051. 859-391-0449. RECLINER: BLACK LEATHER, excellent condi tion, vertical blinds, 9-feet. 941-778-3920. VINTAGE RATTAN FURNITURE: Recent recover, blue nautical theme, good condition, priced right. 941-776-1789. ROLLER BLADES: MENS size 10, accessories, $50. Sunbeam coffee maker, $5, handcart, $25. 941-795-8359. WOOD DRESSER, $35, bookcases, 5-6 feet, $40-$50. 941-778-5439. COMPUTER: 2.0 GHz with newly loaded Windows XP-PRO, $75. 941-756-6728. BLACK & DECKER electric edger, $20, Super Smooth hedge trimmer, electric, $20, lintel blocks, $1 each. 941-778-3469. WHITE GE DISHWASHER: 10 years old, very good condition, $75. 941-538-4100. ITEMS FOR SALE continued RATTAN CHEST, $45, king bed frame, $85, sixfoot high canning 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 ofce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com. More ads, next page.... 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.com OWNER READY FOR BUYER!Behind the fence at 7002 Marina Drive is a Diamond in the Rough! Good beginnings to refurbish into a charming home as roof, central air & heating and water heater approximately two years old. Included are two bedrooms, one bath, LR, FR Kitchen, garage and screened porch on an attractive duplex-zoned lot. Other options for this property are to add an apartment OR start again with your choice, home or duplex. Now priced below county assessment & REDUCED BY OWNER to vacant lot price. ONLY $299,000. Quick closing possible, not a short sale.LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!Three bedrooms, two baths on Pine Avenue, ideally designed to include a small business. Convert street-side living area to your business, allowing spacious kitchen, dining area, living area and two bedrooms, one bath with screened porch for your home. For a larger home, structure will support second story. Home was premature when it was a business in past years and has private parking on premises. ASKING $597,500! 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 Lakeland. 7100 sq.ft. on W. Pipkin Road. #L4634064 $939,000. Jon KentImmaculate Waterfront Home. Fireplace, Custom Kitchen, Lovely setting. $189,000. Free Recording 800-247-9052 ID# 7427 SOLD Your Home Sold In 90 DaysGuaranteed -Or, Ill Pay You $3000! # L4634885 $399,000

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28 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER REAL TO R Marianne Correll T Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC. CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONE Marble & Granite Inc. Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net MARK BOWERS MARINE 941.920.1169 ISLAND TAXIProviding Islanders with personal service to and from central and south Florida airports, etc. Since 1991. Bruce Collins 941-778-6201 Windshield Repair Medicc ADMIRAL TOWNCAR Professional Chauffeur at taxi pricesCall Phil941.320.1120 ANSWERS TO FEB. 15 PUZZLE EXTRASATDOGAMOEBA WILESIVEIKEMAULED EXCITEMENTGARDENTOOL NOLODAISYISELIN OPSCONSRICOSTA ROMOPERASINGERYEAH GROUSEETESADAMSAGO CONTRASTASAMANSRO BITSCONCENTRATETOP UNHEALEDAVERSRIME DEFAMEDPRIMOSOLARIA ALIAPOETIGUNSTAND LOBSPLITSECONDANAS ERRSTENTSRASPUTIN NCISODIEHOURENAMEL TACTPODDEDPLANTALE AIDANERERCALYE VERSUSSCOUTMISC BIRTHSTONEMORALTENET OCELOTBUNWADEDUCE BESETSSGTSPADEMON 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 GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.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. 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. LEAP INTO THE new year: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26. Visit Cortez Park Tour of Homes/Sales rummage sale. New Cortez grill, marina area. 12507 Cortez Road, a bayfront community. www.cortezparkflorida. com. MULTI-FAMILY: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Antiques, collectibles, treasures! 424 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 17. Bookcases, dressers, nightstand, bed, clothes, AMI polo shirts, bike. 6700 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. GARAGE SALE; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. Household, decorative, collectibles, Lenox china, Kensington, teacups, bikes, smoker, clothing, spoon cabinet, Delft tile picture, silver chaf ng dish, TV, much more. Dealers welcome. No early birds please. 506 67th St., Holmes Beach. MULTI-FAMILY ESTATE sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Ethnic Peru, Kenya art, tools, indoor and outdoor furniture, camping, household, kitchen, clothing, large cupboard, bookcases, Grumman canoe, etc. 403 72nd St., Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND LOST: BLACK SUNGLASSES, Costa Del Mar with case, lost near Sandbar Restaurant. Please, call Keith at 217-520-0613 if found. 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. 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). Call anytime for appointments, 941-7781202. 5360 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. PETS Continued ADORABLE PUPPIES FOR adoption! Two pit mixes, gorgeous, sweet! Males, xed, chipped, shots. 941-896-6701. 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. PIER RENTAL FOR medium-size boat, $65/ month. 452 63rd St., Holmes Beach. 941-7781893. BOAT SLIP: COMPLETE with lift, boats 10,000 lb. or less. $125/month. Small marina in Key Royale. Call 941-778-2003, or 941-730-0310. WANTED: USED FLOATING Jet-Ski dock. Also interested in used kayaks and kayaking equipment. 941-405-4759. 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. 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. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BYHeres Champ, our most handsome rescue. Hes housebroken, well mannered and ready to take his pay his loyalty to a forever family. 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, 941-896-6701. Need computer help? If I dont have your answers, I know someone who will. Start to nish, network setup, printer help, and continuing support... Give me a call.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVA ILABLE

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 29 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. FISHING FOR a good deal? Always look in The Islander, 941-778-7978. 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. 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TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: Gift certi cates! 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. 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30 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER 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 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 gradeA, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and maintenance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant installation. Certied horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander! HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued 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. JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced. House painting, interior, exterior, pressure washing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941224-7507. RENTALSWEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: 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 ofce/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. ANNUAL CANALFRONT, BOAT slip up to 26-feet. 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer hookup, utility room. Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-7482700. OLD FLORIDA AT ITS BEST! 3/2 canal home, large pool. $499,000. Call Carmen Pedota,941-284-2598 or Lori Guerin, Realtors, 941-773-3415. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach ISLAND CREAM-PUFF Updated and extremely clean duplex on rare oversized lot. $559,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966 GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-773-3966. BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, tennis courts, shing pier. $269,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-7733966. PRISTINE WATERFRONT2BR/2BA villa, complete redo. Much sought-after community. $194,000 Call Lori Guerin 941773-3415, or Carmen Pedota 941-284-2598, Realtors. MARKET IN MOTION NAR reports the asking prices year over year have increased 19%30% across Florida, while, nationally, inventory fell more than 18%. Nicole Skaggs, Broker-Owner Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755DEEPWATER HOME within walking distance to the beach. This split-plan home has a caged pool, 70-foot dock with lift and 200 feet on sailboat water with no bridges. $659,000.SOLD $50,000 over appraised value.SOLD Beachfront condo, $1,394,000.Call Mel or Barb Neely for a private showing of this unique property.941.809.5565 | 941.807.6220 www.106-36thstreet.com www.106-36thstreet.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 OPEN HOUSE The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 1007 Gulf Drive, #211Full Gulf views from this 2br/2ba condo. Well maintained complex offers bay side pool, day dock, elevator and under building parking. $395,000865 North Shore DriveOpen Sun, 2/19, 1-4pm. Beach front cottage with exquisite views offers 2br/2ba, garage, living and dining room. $749,0008027 Marina DriveOpen Sun, 2/19 1-4pm. Very private with bayfront home with dock, 5br/5.5ba, media room, pool and beautifully finished. $2,190,000 804 North Shore DriveExquisite custom home offering 5br/3ba with Gulf views and just steps to the beach! $1,299,000 SALE PENDING OPEN HOUSE

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THE ISLANDER FEB. 15, 2012 31 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA overlooking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. 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. RETAIL STOREFRONT WANTED: Bradenton Beach, 500 sf up. Bridge street area. 941-447-1506. SEASONAL RENTAL: $525/week, available March 11-25. 1BR/1BA upper level with deck, cable, Wi. Block to beach. 941-779-1112. BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-7784731. ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 2BR/2BA, $1,000/month. Three blocks from beach. Call 813-672-1481. RENTALS Continued VACATION RENTALS NOW for 2012: Palma Sola townhouse, 2BR/2BA, pool and boat dock, $2,600/month, March and April available. Also 3BR/2BA home after March 15 for $899/week. Longboat Key mobile home, $1,500/month, imme diate. Realtor, 941-756-1090. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. 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. DOUBLEWIDE LAND-owned 2BR/2BA manufactured home. Background approval required. Large porch, two sheds, washer and dryer, kitchen appliances, $37,500. Must see! Scholeld, 941-7922363. 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. 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. BE AUTIF ULLY UPDATED turnkey 2/2, end unit in Mt Vernon. New tile, kitchen, crown molding and water views. $179,000. 941730-1294.GORGEOUS BAY VIEWS, 2br/2ba, 1st oor, furnished in gated Perico Bay Club. Just waiting for you! $229,000. 1257 Edgewater Circle. Call 941-730-1294 REAL ESTATE Continued FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. 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. GREAT NORTHWEST LOCATION: Mint condition, close to beach, 2BR/2BA end unit, screened lanai, elevator, heated pool, lighted tennis, clubhouse. Move in now! $109,500. Call 941-7920645. PERICO BAY CLUB: $179,900. Pet friendly, kayak storage and launch, gated community, minutes to beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, garage. Call for appointment to see Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY FRONTAGE near Bridge Street. Exquisite mobile home, 1BR, turnkey, three blocks to Gulf. By owner, 941-7782720. 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. 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. A TROPICAL OASIS NESTLED ON THE NORTH END OF ANNA MARIA, ONLY ONE BLOCK TO THE BEACH, THIS 2BR 1BA CHARMER HAS IT ALL! $379,900 WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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32 FEB. 15, 2012 THE ISLANDER Visit www.islander.org to buy a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Across 1 Superfluous 6 Posed (for) 9 Follow persistently 12 Tiny blob 18 Charms 19 The BeatlesAll ___ Got to Do 20 Old White House nickname 21 Badly beaten up 22 45-Down near Baton Rouge? 25 124-Across near Dover? 27 ___ contendere 28 Flower girl? 30 New Jersey town bordering Rahway 31 Photo ___ 34 Swindle 35 Hindu title 36 ___ Brava 37 CD-___ 38 117-Down near Salem? 42 When sung three times, part of a Beatles refrain 46 Bellyache 48 Seine summers 49 First name? 51 Starch-yielding palm 52 Old TVknob 54 How Shakespeares Rosalind dresses 56 Sign by a theater ticket booth 57 Smithereens 58 1-Across near Hartford? 61 Blouse, e.g. 62 Still broken, say 65 Confirms 66 Ancient Mariner verse 68 Bad-mouthed 69 Bitchin 70 Sun spots 73 Inter ___ 74 Dante e Boccaccio 75 Rack for a rifle 76 Toss-up? 78 114-Down near Boise? 81 Santa ___ (desert winds) 82 Get it wrong 83 Certain implants 84 Role in Nicholas and Alexandra 87 TVpolice drama 89 Comics canine 90 11 or 12, but not 13 92 Paint choice 94 ___ teaches you when to be silent: Disraeli 95 76-Down near Springfield? 98 Mugful, maybe 99 Actor Quinn 102 Before, in verse 103 Pioneer in quadraphonic music 104 Caustic soda 105 Against 107 Badge earner 109 This and that: Abbr. 111 61-Across near Phoenix? 11 39-Across near Boston? 118 Critter whose name comes from Nahuatl 119 Cookout item 120 Roll of bills 121 Bring out 122 Assails 123 Staff ___: Abbr. 124 Whirlpool 125 Exorcism target Down 1 Farm mother 2 Womens suffrage Amendment 3 Pampering, for short 4 Pull (in) 5 Regarding the price 6 Jazzy Nina 7 Bostons Mass ___ 8 Lean 9 Doesnt budge 10 Sure! 11 E.U. member 12 What ___! 13 Le Djeuner sur lherbe artist 14 Expenditures 15 The Time Machine people 16 ___ your toes! 17 Bnai Brith grp. 23 Romeo or Juliet 24 French cup 26 Many a museum display 29 It might be blue, green or brown 31 Assn. 32 Like a sty denizen 33 6-Across near Indianapolis? 36 Some conifers 39 Do over, as a lawn 40 Abbr. before a colon 41 Prefix with -pod 43 119-Across near Albany? 44 Prefix with business 45 Basketball rim 47 Open 50 Housemother, e.g. 53 Passed easily 54 Weak 55 Armstrong and Sedaka 57 Pal 59 Light touch 60 Certain online request 63 Not quite right 64 Arrive at too quickly, in a way 67 Hakuna ___ 69 In ones cups 70 Brewskis 71 How a fool acts 72 Spots 74 Bird wing 75 Knot 76 Spring time 77 Large-toothed whale 79 Paraded by 80 Is she not down so late, ___ so early?: Romeo and Juliet 85 Number 2, e.g. 86 Still to be sampled 88 Shock 90 Sub 91 Site of a Greek tragedy 93 Big name in jeans 96 Respectable 97 Naval force 100 ___ the Sheriff 101 Tidies up a bit 105 Number two 106 Tu ___ mi amor 107 Cozy 108 Drags 110 Give up 111 Weaves partner 112 Maternity ward workers, for short 114 Hip-hop 115 Deut.s preceder 116 Environmental prefix 117 Perfect rating No. 0205RELEASE DATE: 2/12/2012 STATE ANNEXATION By Charles M. Deber / 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. 12345678 91011121314151617 18 19 20 21 22 23 2425 26 27 2829 30 31323334 35 36 37 38 3940 41 42434445 46 47 48 49 5051 52 53 54 5556 57 58 5960 61 62 6364 65 6667 68 69 70 7172 73 74 75 7677 7879 80 81 82 83 84 8586 87 8889 9091 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99100101 102 103 104 105106 107 108109 110 111 112 113114 115116117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 Answers: page 29.