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HB man arrested for Sarasota bank robberiesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A 44-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for robbing a Sarasota bank March 2, and also has admitted to a second robbery, according to the Sarasota Police Department. Police say Danny H. Nemeth, of 112 31st St., Holmes Beach, walked into the Bank of America, 3175 Fruitville Road and approached the bank teller with a black bag in his hand after standing in line. According to a SPD release, Nemeth said, Fill my bag with everything you got. No dye pack or Ill come back and hurt you. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, Nemeth exited the bank. He was observed by a witness getting into a primer grey Nissan pickup truck. Police responded to the robbery at approximately 4:40 p.m., and spotted Nemeths vehicle a short time late near the corner of University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Road. Police pulled Nemeth over without incident and secured him at the scene. The teller was brought to the location where she identified Nemeth as the man who robbed the bank. Police recovered the money from under Nemeths truck seat. During the ensuing interview, police say Nemeth admitted to a Feb. 29 robbery of BB&T Bank, 3201 N. Tamiami Trail. According to SPD Capt. Paul Sutton, his Astheworld Terns tern clocks forward. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Opinions Island happenings PLEASE SEE MORATORIUM, PAGE 3 VOLUME 20, NO. 18 DONT FORGET MARCH 11 MARCH 7, 2012 FREE PLEASE SEE ROBBERIES, PAGE 3 HBPD the year. Page 18 StreetlifeRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA AM parking problems Page 8AMI Chamber of Business of the Year New KRC named. Page 24 Center contracts cell tower provider. Page 2 U.S. rep invites Islanders to town hall meeting. Page 3 Sand piles ordered removed, beach added. Page 4 Islanders speak out on building moratorium. Pages 6-7 Sea turtles spotted near shore. Page 10 Whats up on AMI? Pages 12-18. Island police blotter. Page 19 Business openings, events. Pages 20-21 AME happenings. Pages 22-23 Page 24 Fishing in spring pattern. Page 25 Speed-buggy of cials rule racetrackAnna Maria City Commissioner SueLynn, Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Gay Brueler, and Holmes Beach City Commissioner Jean Peelen take the checkride at the Anderson Race Park in Palmetto. According to Peelen, the commissionBradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau meeting. No word on the winner, Island roads, as the track lessons. Islander Courtesy Photo Nemeth DONT FORGET MARCH 11 says no to moratoriumBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Despite an impassioned plea from one commissioner and numerous residents to consider a pause in duplex construction in the city of Holmes Beach, three commissioners at a Feb. 28 work session weighed in against the measure. While Anna Maria city commissioners had voted a week earlier to take steps toward a moratorium to address short-term rental problems, Holmes Beach commissioners decided instead to continue studying the issue. Commission Chair David Zaccagnino told a gallery of about 40 people in city chambers that a moratorium is the most extreme action a municipality can take, because it suspends property rights and, if enacted, he feared threats of lawsuits. Zaccagnino said builders informed him there were less than 20 duplex lots remaining in the city where two new homes could be built. New construction has been blamed for the proliferation in recent years of multiple-story, multi-family short-term rental units. A lot of people are not here who pound the nails, said Commissioner Pat Morton, who with Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens and Zaccagnino pointed out some people may be intimidated by remarks from the gallery to speak out. Commission John Monetti said he opposed a moratorium. Commissioner Jean Peelen, who called for the moratorium along with some speakers who addressed the commission, disputed Zaccagninos count of buildable duplex lots. pening, Peelen said, as she called for a moratorium as a pause in the issuance of permits for multi-story duplexes, to allow the commission applications. Gulf Drive Market again fails approval By Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners at their March 1 meeting again heard arguments to allow the Gulf Drive Market to resume operations at Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N. For the third time, the arguments failed. The market was initially approved for a 60-day trial in November 2011 to operate every Sunday through the end of January. Since January, there have been three special event permit applications for the market to continue operation, the most recent for every Sunday through December 2012. Commissioners once again listened to PLEASE SEE MARKET, PAGE 4 Construction continues at 307 66th St., Holmes Beach, amid complaints last week about loud noise at the site, where a city stop work order over pool construction was resolved. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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Three locations within Anna Maria are vying to be a location for a tower proposal that still has many obstacles to overcome. Board member Randy Langely sought approval last month from the board to enter into a contract with a tower developer. He announced to the board Feb. 27 a cell tower lease with a provider has been signed, but still must be approved by the city of Anna Maria. Langely asked the board for authorization to present the lease to the city commission. In January, AMICC signed a contract with a cell tower builder. However, the city is still revising its cell tower ordinance. The contracts, he said, are contingent on whether or not the center is chosen by the city as a location. To the cell tower contractor. say in where a tower is located. In the meantime, the center is moving forward with contracts in place should they be chosen as an acceptable location. Also, AMICC executive director Pierrette Kelly discussed plans for a busy fundraising month for the center. March is kind of a special month for us and we are on the edge of it, said Kelly. We have lots of things that are coming together. Kelly said the center will participate in the Giving Partner project, a 36-hour fundraising challenge sponsored by four local foundations with the goal to raise $500,000. Kelly said the center is one of a few local Giving Partner is an inaugural event, and expecta tions of how much can be raised is unknown, but Kelly said each dollar donated to the center is matched during the challenge. The challenge begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, and a leaderboard will be visible at www.thegivingpart Other fundraisers include the March 17 Tour of Homes and the March 26 Affaire to Remember, the annual dinner-auction event. Rates rise for adult players Board member Scott Rudacille said an immediate goal is to place adult fees for sports programs in line with other center programs by increasing fees to nonmembers. Rudacille said members of the center will continue to pay $75, but nonmembers will pay from $100$115. We are not trying to gouge anyone, said Rudacille. Every program we do offer has nonmember and member fees. We are trying to encourage nonmembers to become members. Rudacille said when adult sports programs started more than two years ago, We had no idea how popular going. Now that they are going, all of the adult programs should be in line with all of our other programs. Rudacille said the sports programs do not make money. So I dont want to give the wrong impression, he said. The $75 we charge to members barely covers the costs of uniforms, referees, grounds and utilities. The cost to join the center is $50 a year. Members then pay fees to participate in programs and, Rudacille said, its only fair for nonmembers to pay a higher fee now that the leagues are established. Also, board chair Greg Ross reported the board is paying down its mortgage principal by paying more than the required $8,500 per month payment. The importance of it is to reduce the debt as quickly as possible, and put these funds back into the program to better serve the community, said Ross. This view down Magnolia Avenue at the Anna Maria Photo: Rick Catlin Click! The Islander welcomes urban legends about Islanders and Island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 3 MORATORIUM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ROBBERIES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 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., 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941708-5800, g. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. Of interest Send notices to news@islander.org. The Islander Sarasota police say Danny H. Nemeth, 44, of the man who robbed the Bank of America in Sarasota March 2. Islander Photos Courtesy SPD Pam Leckie of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach addresses building problems to the Holmes Beach City Commission. She implored commissioncut bait. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Museum welcomes art, artistThe Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. art and patrons of the arts March 2, enjoy ing the work of Dianne Tymeson, center. Tymeson hosted the night of art appreciation at the museum. Museum site manager Karen RileyLove reported the event was a great success with a large turnout of guests enjoying the art and the gallery-like space.

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4 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER WINTER CONCERT SERIES MARCH 11, 4:00PM: DINING ROOM 941.758.1467 GOLF SHOP 941.758.1464 COUNTRY CLUB 941.758.1466 SPECIAL EVENTS 941.739.7414 MEMBERSHIP 941.739.7439 ~ WEDNESDAYS ~ BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ENTRE $15.95 ~ THURSDAYS ~ FAMILY STYLE BUFFET $16.95 ~ SATURDAYS ~ 2 DINE FOR $29 WITH A GLASS OF WINE AM gets sand pile removal order from DEP and bonus beach at the pier Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Maria must be removed. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Before the West Coast Inland Navigation District project to dredge Bimini Bay/Key Royale channel and pipeline spoil to both sides of the Anna Maria city pier shoreline, WCIND executive director Chuck Listowski and Anna Maria public works director George McKay estimated the project would extend the shoreline by 10-30 feet. The amount of spoil beach quality sand that resulted from the dredging, however, was greater than anticipated. With the project now complete, Anna Maria has a beach at the 800-foot-long city pier that extends about 150 feet into Tampa Bay. It might be an unexpected bonus. The 2010 DEP permit modification approving the project allowed WCIND to dredge up to 3,900 cubic yards of spoil from Bimini Bay and pump it to the designated Anna Maria shoreline. amount of spoil dredged during the project. she would check into the amount dredged and determine if it exceeded the permitted amount. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved the Bimini Bay/Key Royale channel. The DEP also inspected and approved the quality of the dredged material in the Bimini Bay/Key Royale channels as beach compatible. WCIND performed the dredging under a federal grant that did not require funding from Anna Maria. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Those mounds of excavated pool materials dumped just north of Anna Marias Lake LaVista inlet on the north side of the humpback bridge on Bay Boulevard across the humpback bridge must be relocated, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. neither the original 1999 Lake LaVista dredge permit, but sand for beach renourishment to be stored at that location. The Islander reported Feb. 1 that Anna Maria public works director George McKay said the piles came from the Bimini Bay/Key Royale dredging project by the West Coast Inland Navigation District. That project, however, had not begun. McKay later told the newspaper there was a misunderstanding during his discussion with the newspaper regarding the purpose of the sand. McKay then said the mounds were deposited by pool contractors with his permission. He said the material was being stored for sandbagging and for possible beach renourishment at the pier. He also said he had determined the material to be beach compatible sand. The Islander corrected McKays claim in the Feb. 9 issue, and noted that McKay allowed contractors to dump pool excavations at the site. After Gibbs reviewed the 1999 permit and the 2010 deposition of sediment that was dredged as part of that at the site. The permit is not intended to be a disposal site for any/all excavated or dredged material. The permitted spoil is intended to be used as beach renourishment sand at the authorized location, Gibbs said. Great Lakes Dock & Dredge pumped its spoil from the Bimini Bay/Key Royale dredging project to the shoreline north and south of the city pier. No spoil was stored. Enough material was dredged from Bimini Bay to extend the shoreline approximately 150 feet on the north and south sides of the city pier into Tampa Bay. Mayor Mike Selby said he would have McKay move the stored piles of debris to an acceptable location after He apologized for any misunderstanding regarding the loads of pool excavations on city property. www.emersonshumor.com Custom Design / Build Call Shawn Kaleta, 941.778.8660 or Scott Eason, 941.778.7665 beachtobayliving.com Proud sponsor of Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes and Affaire to Remember.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 5 safety concerns. Public comment was overwhelmingly against the market continuing at the restaurant. Gulf Drive Cafe manager Pete Barreda resumed his argument for the market, saying its free enterprise and he has rights as a tax-paying business owner to conduct business on the property. However, nearby property owners affected by the of their own. More disconcerting to citizens, however, was how many more times the Gulf Drive Market would be considered for a special event permit. I would like to ask how many times is this issue of the market going to be brought up again and again? asked Audrey Young. Is there a limit? Im afraid one day Ill have my back turned and it will go through. Mayor John Shaughnessy said the issue would be settled once and for all tonight. Commissioner Gay Breuler, who previously stood alone on the dais in support of the market, gained an ally in Commissioner Ric Gatehouse. Breuler again motioned to approve Barredas application. Gatehouse seconded the motion, for the sake of discussion, he said. He later sided with Breuler in support of the market at the cafe. Im confused, said Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. We have all these people who are opposed to this. I cant even begin to understand why we would consider this. Breuler argued her vote is based on the right to work, especially, she said, in todays economic environment. She also referred to previous letters and e-mails from those supporting the market. As far as the letters, most of those were from vendors, said Vosburgh. Of course, they were for the market. I didnt see but one or two that were from citizens, and arent we supposed to represent the citizens of Bradenton Beach? During public comment, Jo Ann Meilner, president of the Bridge Street Merchants, disputed any notion of the alleged 60 e-mails sent to the city. It was said at the last meeting that 60 e-mails were people wrote 14 of them. Of the 43, I could only identify 13 as residents. Twelve were from vendors, 10 were from visitors and eight were completely unknown. Shaughnessy said he has sympathy for both sides of the argument, but would not move from his position. My inner gut feeling is this, I just think its a bad location, he said. Im not against the market. Im against the location. I wouldnt want to pitch a tent in the middle of Times Square. It wouldnt be appropriate. Im for people making money, but they can make it at Coquina Beach. With the motion on the table, Shaughnessy called for a vote. Breuler and Gatehouse voted to approve the special event permit. Vosburgh, Shaughnessy and Vice Mayor Ed Straight voted against, failing the motion 3-2. trians and loss of private parking spaces sparked citizens to voice their opposition to the market on Gulf Drive. GULF DRIVE MARKET CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Live The Lifestyle Youve Always Dreamed Of FROM 2,163 2,501 SFNew Maintenance-Free Homes in NW Bradenton from mid $300s, Just Minutes from Beaches, Parks and Downtown. FRESH NEW FLOOR PLANS ENDLESS SUMMER 2,163 SF CBC 1256375 1805 88th Court NW, Bradenton, FL 34209 Phone 941-792-5333 2 YOUR TIME IS NOW!HOMES REMAINMOVE IN THIS SUMMER!ONLY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, DEN Time change set for March 11 Daylight saving time will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, with most of the country springing forward an hour. The date might feel early to some a mandate in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 moved up daylight saving time to extend the period by a month. Though some U.S. territories and Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe daylight-saving time, about 70 countries do observe a time change. DST is known in the European Union as the summertime period, and DST is observed in the southern hemisphere from about October to March. The primary reason for following a daylightsaving time is to conserve energy demand for power is directly tied to when residents go to bed and when they get up. By moving the clock ahead by an hour in the spring, timekeepers made the sun set an hour later. For trackers of time, daylight saving time will end Nov. 4.

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6 MARCH 7, 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) MARCH 7, 2012 MARCH 7, 2012 MARCH 7, 2012 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion YourNip it in the bud Kudos to Anna Maria city commissioners on the moratorium you put in place. In January 2007, (I voted) to do the same after an attempt was made to build numerous homes on a small strip of Gulffront property. The moratorium gave Anna Maria time to enact a code requiring 50 feet of frontage on a public street in order to build a home. A potential long-term problem was solved before it was too late. Then, as now, youre going hear threats of legal action, as well as loud cries of foul by property rights proponents. Indeed, property rights are a key issue. Those of us who own property here have every right to protect what weve got in terms of lifestyle, legacy and uniqueness. Regardless what any opponents say or promise, what has happened in Holmes Beach in a relatively short period of time is more than ample evidence to support adequate legislation and strict enforcement of same to nip this destructive practice in the bud before its too late. Anna Maria Just memories I read today in The Islander, the city of Anna Maria has declared a moratorium on building and some remodeling permits. of Anna Maria have heard the concerns of their residents and, in Holmes Beach, those same concerns are not being heard and acted upon. So here we are, watching small homes bulldozed for huge homes to accommodate an extraordinary amount of people. Is our town going to be turned into a hotel, motel not unlike the lower east coast of Florida? We came here 10 years ago to a peaceful, charming, small community with some mom-and-pop stores. All that is just a memory. On another note, what were Rotary Club members thinking, when a huge motorcycle was offered as a prize at their Casino event? What, for senior citizens to ride and be another cause of noise pollution, as so many now do as they speed along our once quiet beautiful island? Ann Rully, Holmes BeachDo right the thing Holmes Beach is changing quickly and its changing for the worse. By allowing oversized duplexes to be built on single-family lots, you are destroying the character of our community. Like many of my neighbors and friends, my wife and I purchased our home because of the allure of a community that offered small-town charm and a close-knit community feel. That charm is quickly eroding as the city commission continues to permit poorly designed megaduplexes on small residential lots. The buildings add nothing to the aesthetics of the community. Even Ray Charles could tell the mega-duplexes are disproportionate and an eyesore. Take a stand to protect the grace and charm of the city we love. Put a moratorium on those eyesores now. Take a long time to consider revisions to the building and zoning codes and act in a responsible way to protect the residents, taxpayers and voters of Holmes Beach. When you asked for our vote, you promised to do what was in the best interest of the city, not the best interest of one or two developers and their non-resident investors. Its time to do the right thing. Father knows best? Surely someone reading this remembers the old 1950s TV show Father Knows Best, starring Jane Wyatt and Robert Young as Margaret and Jim Anderson along with their three children, Princess, Bud and Kitten. Margaret was common sense although sometimes oblivious and dad offered sage advice for myriad problems experienced by the kids and mom. And dad didnt always know best the show often brought the family together to work things out. In present time, it seems the Holmes Beach city commission thinks it knows best what is needed to keep the city humming. The sage advice offered at a recent meeting was such that a fear of lawsuits and liability concerns were driving commission action. But for a group of some 40-50 dog owners, who came to city hall last month for a little relief at the ball cise dogs and a signup for ball games, which had been nonexistent for three years the action by the city sent them away disappointed. The city would be spending and dog owners to use a smaller area. Worse, at last weeks meeting, there was much disappointment for those who came to implore the commission to put a pause on building while compiling suggestions through focus groups to resolve issues with short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods. Some people from the gallery offered suggestions for curbing problems, changing codes and land-use regulations seemingly good reasons to put the matter on pause, while compiling and enacting needed measures to end loud parties and trash and parking problems. The primary concern of some was that by discussbuilding permit requests from developers hoping to skirt the yet-to-come regulations that might lessen the attraction of building over-sized units tailored for vacation rentals where residential homes are preferred. But for naught. As if father knows best, commissioners refuted the idea of putting an administrative hold on building permits and putting discussion about a building moratorium on its next meeting agenda. While a pause seemed plausible commissioners did agree to wrap up focus group meetings by the end of up against it. What was notable as the outcome was in the Island city where few have issues or attend meetings having two groups of people turned away in disgust. Does father know best?

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the March 6, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Feb. 26 60 77 0 Feb. 27 67 85 0 Feb. 28 67 84 0 Feb. 29 66 84 0 March 1 62 81 0 March 2 65 83 0 March 3 68 83 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 75.624-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. of Chicago were expected this week to begin the longawaited $9 million beach renourishment of Anna Maria Island, said Manatee County project manager Charlie Hunsicker. The project will take about three months and will renourish a 6.2 mile section of Island beaches, including a .6 portion of Anna Maria beach, he said. of directors sent city commissioners a letter asking to discuss a title transfer of the property from the city to the center. Board member J. Allen Bobo said the $2.5 million fundraising effort for a new center building hit a snag because the center leases from the city. He said the center had found ownership was required by some large, institutional donors. Island city mayors rejected a proposal by county manager Ernie Padgett to move a proposed veterans memoBeach to another location about 200 yards south. Padgett picked the alternate location after Audubon Society impact migratory birds. Opinion Your Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org Many to blame As I made my way onto Gulf Drive a righthand turn and a trip around the block in order to go the opposite direction I recalled a time, many years ago, when Anna Maria Island was a quaint place to live. Now we have packed commission meetings and residents in an uproar about over development. The secret is out and the Island is not a welcome place for people to want to live year-round. The short term rentals have taken over. rotten egg, a builder that tore down some older and six-bedroom weekend party rental condos, one person is not to blame. As a community, businesses, realtors, chambers opment, which brought in even more investors. Tourism marketing is enormous. Some real estate agents advertise tear down and build two in Holmes Beach. The Wedding destination promotions and weekly festivals and outdoor markets attract huge crowds, adding to the congestion and allowing outside vendors and promoters the chance to cash in on Anna Marias captive audience. Huge billboards on Cortez Road direct patrons to Island restaurants. I dont know if it was the boom of the economy or the crash of the housing industry that swayed so many native islanders and long-term residents to jump to the other side of the bridge, but it all comes down to one word: Greed. What better place for greed to breed than Holmes Beach. The R2 district will soon be a motel zone. But I see the R1 district at risk, where a developer can demolish a single-story, waterfront home and, with I now have two three-story houses next door, one sitting right on top of me, taking up every inch of land up to the 10-foot setback. At this point, I see one clear option. We need a task force to ensure the homes built in the past 10 years meet all of the required codes and ordinances trict aware of the increased intensity and rental use and have the proper inspections been made? Is there adequate parking? If there are docks, do they meet state guidelines? building department should address these matters in opers loopholes and correct them. Rental and sales agents need to know the codes and refuse listings if there are violations. More than anything else, we Islanders, Island look in the mirror. How many of us share the blame for new development? Many of the people who sold off were natives, or people who had lived here most of their lives and had raised their families here. If each person holds themselves accountable, only then will we be able to take the steps needed to bring it back. Judy Holmes Titsworth, Holmes BeachAct now, talk later Could someone, please, tell me why the mayor and commissioners of Anna Maria can be proactive in putting a hold on building permits while preparing a in Holmes Beach cant make the same decision. Please, Holmes Beach Mayor Bohnenberger and commissioners, dont turn our city into rental central. Do the right thing for the tax-paying residents who live here. Enact an immediate moratorium and THEN discuss the solutions, not the other way around. Trish Kruger, Holmes Beach

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Sterling $22 *prices subject to change More parking headaches approach Anna MariaThese Anna Maria visitors last week couldnt space in the city pier lot on Bay Boulevard, but the city-owned vacant lots at the Avenue and Bay Boulevard being parking across Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Many Anna Maria residents, including Mayor Mike Selby and city commissioners, may have thought the citys parking problems were solved with the 2010 passage of a Pine Avenue parking plan. That plan, plus the redesigned parking for the boardparking on three of six city-owned lots across from the city pier, appeared to be a long-sought parking solution. City commissioners recently adopted a resolution to close the three lots to public parking May 7, following the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce annual wedding festival and Food and Wine on Pine events. That resolution prompted City Pier Restaurant leaseholder Mario Schoenfelder to send Selby a letter asking of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. Schoenfelder claims the city has taken away parking lots will create more parking problems for all businesses, not just the pier, he said. Whats happening, claimed Schoenfelder, is that the pier has become more attractive as a visitor destination as a result of the new boardwalk. While hes pleased with the boardwalks appear ance, the unintended consequences are this new facility public parking spaces as well, he said. There were three spaces on the right of way in front of 101 Bay Blvd. that were removed for safety reasons, Schoenfelder said. There were also two spaces in front of the right pavilion at the base of the pier that were removed for (Florida Department of Transportation) concerns. Those two spaces are now marked for exclusive use Additionally, the added sand on the Tampa Bay shoreline on both sides of the pier will undoubtedly bring more beach use and put added pressure on existing parking. Schoenfelder said hes not looking for special treatment, but a viable city pier (and Pine Avenue businesses) depend a great deal on available parking without the commensurate growth of parking to support them. He asked Selby and commissioners to reconsider an open-space park or other attraction, it will only draw more visitors. happen? in subsequent high-demand periods, he asked. As you move forward, it is my hope that some accommodation can be reached, Schoenfelder wrote to Selby and commissioners. Adding to the parking woes, the City Pier Restaurant and other area businesses should no longer count on the parking lot at Roser Memorial Community Church, 510 Congregation chair Roger Roark also sent Selby a letter last week, noting the church parking lots are increasingly being used for unauthorized parking by the general public while visiting, shopping or sight-seeing in the Pine Avenue-Bay Boulevard area. Roark, like Schoenfelder, said the city needs to address adequate parking for the increased commercial development and tourist attractions on Pine Avenue. Roser is an active community church, said Roark, and there are few days each month the facility is not being used for church-related events or authorized community activities using Roser space. The congregations concern is that increased public parking at Roser would have a negative impact on Rosers ability to serve the congregation and those other authorized events, he said. Roser has worked with a number of its commercial neighbors to provide parking for their customers and staff, Roark said, but the limit of accommodation has almost been reached, if not already. We are unable to determine authorized from unauthorized use, Roark said, and the congregations concern is that Roser parking lots are fast becoming the parking lots of last resort for the increasing size of the general public visiting the pier and Pine Avenue. Weve always been good neighbors and well continue to be good neighbors. Were always happy to help when we can, Roark said. Thats why the church is addressing the issue now, he said, not waiting to be overrun with parking issues. He said the church would welcome an invitation by the city to discuss the issues before the parking problem worsens. Roark said he hopes the church and the city can Congregation concerns about parking began a few years ago, Roark said, as Pine Avenue became developed and as more visitors came to the city. A team of church members recently formed to develop recommendations to solve the increasing problem, and make everyone happy, he said. As soon as the team completes its recommendations, Roark said he would ask Selby for a meeting to discuss the issue and possible solutions. Selby said he would talk with Roark and Schoenfelder before seeking commission input.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 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 Law enforcement needs rental property databaseBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn and Island rental property managers Larry Chatt and Mike Brinson have been busy the past few weeks on a list of best practices for future rental contracts. The trio plans to propose that all agents and property owners adopt their terms for seasonal rental contracts. Id say right now we have about 70-80 percent of all rental property managers agreeing to the list, said Chatt of Island Realty. When the list of terms is completed, SueLynn will present it to the city commission for input, while Chatt and Brinson will meet with other property managers to get them on board. Among the best practices is a clause that the tenant agrees to be evicted if they or their guests create loud noise or a late-night party that disrupts the peace and quiet of the residential neighborhood. Chatt said he and Brinson and many other rental agents have included that clause in their vacation rental agreements for some time, and the few times hes been called by law enforcement to help quell a loud party, the renters apologized and were cooperative. There have been two or three times the past several years when Chatt said he had to ask the tenants to leave immediately, but those were rare occasions. By far, the vast majority of renters, more than 99.9 percent, want to have peace and quiet and enjoy the Island, he said. Its just that one-tenth of 1 percent who cause all the trouble. database of rental properties managed by owners and various rental agencies. rental agent if a complaint came in about a property managed by that agent or his or her company, Chatt said. at the problem rental property to address the issue. Chatt said he realized the database may not be complete, considering some vacation property owners dont live nearby and dont retain a property manager. However, SueLynn said, not being on the database may help identify property owners who are avoiding the 5 percent Manatee County resort tax on rentals of six months or less. and they are interested in identifying owners or managers avoiding the tax. determine if the resort tax is being paid, or if the rental property is homesteaded, she observed. The tax collector works with the property appraiser to detect homestead exemption abuse. SueLynn said the rental agreement will only be effective if all vacation rental property managers and owners implement and enforce the agreement. If everybody in the vacation property management industry has the same rules and follow the same best practices, there will be no excuse for any disturbing the peace incidents, or anyone claiming ignorance of the rules for renters, Chatt said. The push for strict rental rules began when residents in both Holmes Beach and Anna Maria complained to their cities of loud, late-night parties, trash left at the curb too long and streets crowded by parking. SueLynn volunteered to work on a best practices agreement that all vacation rental property managers and owners and renters could endorse and follow. While there may always be an occasional obnoxious renter or party group, Mike Coleman of Pine Avenue Restoration, said the best way for vacationers to understand Anna Maria Island is not a party destination is word of mouth. Let a few people get evicted and people will learn quickly this is not the place for partygoers, he said. SueLynn agreed. This is not a party destination, but a few people who dont care about the Island have caused an occasional hiccup. Were dealing with the problem, she said. She recommended the party vacationers go to Panama City, Fort Lauderdale or South Beach. Just dont come here. WWW .ISLANDER.ORG

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10 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER UNIQUE CLOTHING & GIFTS you wont find anywhere else! Plus everything for the beach Ladies Swimwear, Ladies Fashions & Collectible Dolls & Teasets! Great Selection Beach Wedding Dresses VISIT OUR LOFT Tori Richard Shirts ~ board shorts nautical gifts and much moreMon-Tue 10-6 Wed-Fri 10-8 Sat-Sun 9-8THE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACH SHOP The www.thebeachshopboutique.com WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Hundreds of sea turtles spotted offshoreBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A sighting just offshore of Anna Maria Island is an indication that sea turtle nesting season is not far away. Eric Cairns, manager of the Cedar Cove Resort, 2710 he turned it out over the Gulf of Mexico waters. What he saw next surprised the veteran pilot. thing like this before, said Cairns. It was simply amazing. About 500 yards due west of the resort in open water, Cairns spotted two large dark masses in the water. He and his copilot dropped the helicopter to about 200 feet above the water to get a better look. I saw two massive pods of sea turtles, with about 60-100 sea turtles in each pod, said Cairns. They were moving very slowly. They were all the same color and they were all moving in the same direction. Cairns said he couldnt resist making a few more passes over a sight few people get to see. When I looked down I just couldnt get a grasp on what I was seeing, he said. We circled back several times and it was just the most amazing thing I ever saw in my life. Anna Maria Island Sea Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox said she isnt surprised that the turtles are already in the area. We feel the unusually warm waters is going to lead to early nesting, said Fox who noted the sighting was a clear indication of mating. Sea turtles are normally not very social animals, she said. However, when the girls start waving at the sailors and winking, you know what that means. Its mating time. While it is rare for the average person to see the mating habits of sea turtles, maritime regulars and sea turtle experts have seen these patterns before. I remember, about 15 years ago they had so many matings in the entrance of the St. Johns River, right in the middle of the shipping canal, said Fox, the freighters were not sure how to get around them. The Coast Guard was called in, and hung off their bows with poles so they could move the turtles softly aside, trying not to disturb them. only loggerhead turtles nest on AMI beaches. They come ashore after dark and look for sandy conditions to nest on the beach. The sparkle of moon and stars on the water then guide them back to their habitat. Fox said that May is typically a slower month than June, but action on the beaches this May could get busier than usual with ideal conditions already in place for mating turtles.AMITW to receive inaugural Blue Dolphin AwardBy Mark Young Islander Reporter The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program has selected Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring as one of its inaugural Blue Dolphin Award winners. The award will be presented to the group at a private ceremony April 4. Five different groups and individuals were selected for the award, to be presented at the Crosley Estate Mansion. The award recognizes local champions of Sarasota Bay and the SBEPs mission to restore and protect the bay throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said the award is something positive to build on, and she was especially thrilled its being presented to the organization. What really tickles me about it is that sometimes everyone wants to focus on me, and its not about me, said Fox. Its about all of these volunteers that I direct. Im really proud that this award recognizes the whole group. Fox said the progress of AMITW over the years could not have been made without the volunteers. I feel like I have 87 kids, she said. Im just thrilled with this group and every single one of them are very personal to me. They are a cool group of people. They are fun, they are excited, and are very passionate about what we do. Fox has recently returned from two sea turtle conferences. She attended one conference at Jekyll Island, Ga., at the end of January, and was in Gainesville the weekend of Feb. 18-19, attending a conference required by the state to maintain her federal permit. Fox gave a presentation titled Flippers and Feathers at the Jekyll Island conference, that ties together the common ground between turtle and bird groups. All of the grants I write are for educating, she said. The nesting tours are the biggest one. They are free, and well take anyone who wants to go to educate people. Now the education will focus on how to mix turtles, people and birds. who noted that her data on Anna Maria Island is included in multiple studies. would never have the money to have them done ourselves, she said. I can go to one spot and listen to 10 studies that include our data. one that determined darker sand beaches produce more females than males, and a light study that concluded additional city lights are not only bad for turtles, but for insect species and frog mating. Nesting season begins anew May 1 on Anna Maria Island, and AMITW will hold a volunteer training meeting 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Holmes Beach City Hall.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 11 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 BB city pier team eyes more renovationAging pilings support the Historic Bridge Street Pier under and around Rotten Ralphs Restaurant. The Bradenton Beach City Pier Team is working toward replacing some degraded pilings, which have been supporting the pier since 1977. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Discussion on performing new construction work to the Historic Bridge Street Pier is moving quickly toward action. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, facili tator of the city pier team, addressed the Community Redevelopment Agency at its Feb. 29 meeting, saying it needs to proceed with replacing degrading pilings under the pier. What we will need to do is get together in a workshop to take care of a couple of issues, said Speciale. We need to discuss changing pilings out, whether we will use wood, try to sleeve them or put concrete pilings back in there. The city pier project will need to be in cooperation with the CRA, as it will be CRA funds that pay for the project. Future renovations planned for the pier include new decking, but everyone agreed that the pilings are a prior table, as a means to limit costs. Bradenton Beach city clerk Nora Idso said the CRA has $400,000 that could be put toward the pier renovation. So ($400,000) will dictate what we do, said Speciale. The time has come and we need to do this. Tom (Woodard, public works director) has been band-aiding this pier for years. CRA members agreed to meet with the city pier team, which also met March 1 at Bradenton Beach City Hall. Speciale announced to his team the upcoming meeting with CRA and said the focus of the city pier team must be on moving forward with the piling project. Speciale recommended the city pier team begin to meet twice a month, rather than once a month, and once the project actually begins, to increase meetings to once a week. We really need to start thinking of putting all of our efforts into the scope of the work of what we want to do with the pier, he said. Associated costs for materials may dictate major changes to the pier in the future. bert told the pier team. Those pilings in now have been in since 1977. One thing to consider when deciding on types of materials is that the quality of yellow pine today is not what it was 20 years ago. The team will begin compiling pricing on wood, composite or concrete materials, and will take into consideration the lifespan of each material. Right now, we just want to bring a price to the com mission and get their opinion, said Speciale. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said she favors using composite materials for the decking. It lasts forever, but gets very hot, which will make it difficult in the summer. The team is considering removing the T-end of the city pier to bring down costs, but keeping the option open to do the project in phases, and possibly reinstalling the T-end when funding becomes available. Once the team has compiled information needed for commissioners to make an informed decision on how to proceed, the team will present its proposal to the commission. Lets concentrate on getting all of this information together, said Speciale. Well keep building on it and go from there. The CRA district within the city was established about 18 years ago to revitalize what was deemed a blighted area of the city. The CRA is a tool to dedicate certain property tax dollars for revitalization within the district.

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12 MARCH 7, 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 Do you have a decorating, designing or styling dilemma? Free help is here! LADIES NITE OUTEvery Thursday Evening 5-8 PM Come Join us for refreshments.Bring photos/questions of your dilemma and we will help. Also, sign up for a FREE in-home consultation to be drawn at the end of every month. Bridge Street InteriorsCelebrating 10 years! Monday Saturday 10-5 / Sunday 10-3 www.bridgestreetinteriors.com debbridgestreetinteriors@yahoo.com Do you have a decorating, designing or styling dilemma? Free help is here! at www.islander.orgAudubon to hold seaside shorebird workshop If you love all those little shorebirds at the beach, yet cant identify them, this workshop is for you. Manatee County Audubon Society is hosting a seaside workshop on shorebirds that will be led by Rick Greenspun Saturday, March 10. The workshop begins at 8 a.m. at the Cypress Street beach access, Anna Maria. A $5 fee applies for Manatee Audubon members, $10 to non-members. For more information, call 941-729-2222 or go online at www.manateeaudubon.or g.Learning academy announces spring classes Spiritual psychology, meditation and poetry courses sponsored by the Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria Island are set to begin in March at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays, March 12-April 23 Spiritual Psychology, a study of human nature beyond the reach of people as objects, led by Peter Mermin, who holds a bachelors of arts in philosophy from Antioch College, a masters degree in psychology from the New School of Social Research and a doctorate in psychology from Union Institute in Cincinnati. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 14-May 2 Meditation, a class for all levels seeking to increase clarity and objectivity, and discover inner qualities of joyfulness, wisdom and others, led by Robert Weston, a recent settler in Holmes Beach and former human resources professional in the Silicon Valley with a doctorate from Stanford. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 15-May 3 The Enjoyment of Poetry will explore and discuss poetry selections and writing techniques with David Rice, who has degrees from Yale and Wesleyan. Rice is a U.S. Marine and winter resident who volunteers at the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez. Each course costs $65 for the eight-week session, and will be held at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. To register, go online at www.lla-sm.org. For more information, call 941-359-4296.Avast! Privateers to raise booty at market The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host its Thieves Market and Bake Sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Vendors will be selling baked goods, fresh produce, housewares, tools, jewelry and antiques, collectibles, toys and more. At the pirate ship Scullywag, the Privateers will be grilling burgers and dogs, and Big Johns Famous Barbecue will be available for purchase. A bake sale will include a popular item from past sales: Kentucky bourbon pecan pies. Proceeds from food sales will go to the Privateers local high school students. Vendor spaces are available for $25 for both the April 14. For more information, call Mary Woodstock Zuchniewicz at 941-722-3212 or go online to www.amiprivateers.or g.Tour will feature Island homes, boutique Distinctive homes with elegant interiors and stunning waterfront views are the promised features of the 10 a.m.-to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 19th Annual Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes. Acclaimed by decorators and past attendees from throughout the west coast of Florida, the 2012 tour includes select properties in the cities of Anna Maria and interior decorating and entertainment ideas. Community Center. The tour of homes is expected to draw thousands of people to Anna Maria Island for the one-day event. Anna Maria General Store and Deli is the tours boutique sponsor. The boutique offers original arts and crafts and culinary delights, as well as chances to win a custom quilt entitled Birds of Paradise, handcrafted by the Eyeland Needlers. The main event sponsor is Beach to Bay Construction, the quilt sponsor is Green Real Estate and media sponsors include the Bradenton Herald and The Islander. Tickets are available for $20 at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and various outlets. For more information, call Sandee Pruett of the center at 941-778-1908 or e-mail sandee@myamicc.co m. Volunteers needed Do you like to bake or greet people? Organizers of the March 17, 19th Annual Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes, are looking for volunteers to help with the tour. Baked goods, jams and jellies are needed for the boutique sale, and donors should drop off goodies by noon, Thursday, March 15, labeled with the item name and ingredients at the Anna Maria Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Volunteers interested in helping with directing parking on March 17 are needed for morning and afternoon shifts. Anyone interested can e-mail Paul Kelly at pgkelly@tampabay.rr.com. Also needed are volunteers to help at the six homes on the tour. Volunteers will help ensure that home tours run smoothly. Shifts available are 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. and 12:45-4 p.m. If interested, call Sherry Oehler at 941-778-6544 .Artist to demonstrate mixedmedia painting stration 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 10. Artist Barbara Orear will show her mixed-media techniques at 941-778-6648 or go online at www. islandgallerywest.co m. Islander Courtesy Photo Power squadron offers education seminars The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron will host two boating education seminars in March. A charting seminar to learn how to read and use charts will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. A GPS seminar will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. All classes are held at the squadron building, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Pre-registration is required, and each course costs $10. For more information or to register, call Walter Haug or Gloria Potter at 941-795-0482.Roser thrift shop hosts style show The Roser Church Guild Thrift Shop will present its annual style show and luncheon at noon March 13 in the Roser Memorial Church Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. All clothes featured in the show will be from the Roser thrift shop, and modeled by guild volunteers. The luncheon and style show is open to the public. The cost for the event is $5. Reservations should be made by March 11 by calling Margo Kingsley at 941-778-4570. A Hair Day Salon Haircuts ~Perms~Color~Frost~Roller Set Owner/Stylist Faith ~ Stylist Mary

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 13 Island happenings 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! Wine tasting for AMICC Harrys Continental Kitchens Gourmet Deli and Wine Shop, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key, will host a wine tasting event 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March munity Center. The event will feature wines from around the world, as well as foods prepared by Harrys culinary staff. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Harrys Continental Kitchen at 941-383-0777. .com941-778-2711 Senior Joey Weekend Springfest offers art for all tastesLBK church sale fundraiser, too Christ Church of Longboat Key, 6400 Gulf Drive, Longboat Key, will hold a missions fundraising sale 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. The sale will include bargains on clothing, jewelry, housewares, electronics, furniture, books and more. For information, contact Vivian Chester at 941-9618659.LBK preserve cleanup seeks volunteers Bay Guardian volunteers with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and guides will gather 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Quick Point Preserve, 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, to remove debris and invasive plants. Quick Point is a 34-acre preserve with 3,000 feet of shoreline. Paved trails and boardwalks provide access to the man-made tidal lagoons. Guides will offer insights into the preserve and its wildlife at the cleanup, and lunch will be provided. To learn more about the Sarasota Bay Guardians or to volunteer, contact Sara Kane, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Public Outreach Coordinator at 941-955-8085 or e-mail sara@sarasotabay.org. To learn more about the program, go online to www.sarasotabay.org.Church plans St. Pattys Day party St. Bernard Catholic Church is celebrating St. Patricks Day with a dinner and dance Saturday, March 17, at the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Entertainment will feature live music by soulRcoaster. Social hour begins at 6 p.m, dinner and dancing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes a corned beef dinner with all the trimmings, beer, wine, soda and drink setups. For tickets or more information, call 941-730-2995 or 9410-778-4769. Megan Callaghan and Lucas Haney were married Oct.15 on the beach at the Longboat Key Hilton. The Md., while her husband serves in the U.S. Navy in Bahrain. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Michelangelo once said, A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. Perhaps the same philosophy applies to those art lovers who look at art with their soul, and not with their eyes. Of most things that encompass an individuals taste, art is the most subjective, and the most personal to many. Whether that taste involves many mediums or just work they enjoy at the 24th annual Springfest Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11, at the Holmes Beach Artists representing 18 different states and a variety of genres will display their work. Admission is free. The event also will feature live entertainment from local bands, and food vendors will be on hand to satisfy a variety of tastes. Festival organizers with the Anna Maria Island Art League say art lovers can discover high-quality art for sale at reasonable cost. Approximately 100 artists out of 150 applications have been selected to show their work. They will not only be selling their work, but competing against one another for a $2,500 cash prize. The artists will be judged by associate executive director of the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Ken Hannon, who also is an accomplished artist. Hannon was formerly an artist-in-residence at Hortobagyi Alkototabor, Hungary, and the Union of Polish Artists/Photographers in Kielce, Poland. Hannon has judged many art shows, and has displayed his own work in multiple exhibitions in Michigan and Florida. Performing live music at this years festival will be the Hurricanes, State Road 64, the Bontrager Sisters and the Anderson Brothers. Festival activities include a chance drawing held Sunday afternoon for artwork donated by the festival artists. Tickets are $1 or $5 for six. The festival also features the Young at Art exhibit, which includes work by elementaryto high schoolaged artists from across Manatee County. pers look over the art in a booth at the ments, music and a student show takes place March 10-11 Beach City Hall. Islander File Photo

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14 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, March 7 6 p.m. Lenten Soup Supper and Study of the Prodigal Son, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., 941-778-0414. Saturday, March 10 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market and Bake Sale, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-7223212. 8 a.m. Manatee County Audubon Society workshop on shorebirds at Cypress Street beach access, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-729-2222. 10 a.m.-noon Island Gallery West mixed-media demonstration. Information: 941-778-6648. Tuesday, March 13 Noon Roser Church Guild Thrift Shop annual style show and luncheon at Roser Church Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine Ave. Reservations required. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4570. 8 p.m. for American Cancer Society, 10009 Gulf Drive. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181. Ongoing: BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 941-778-4400. nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. chants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-906-0668. 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915. tions. Information: 941-962-8835. the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853. Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668. Off-Island Thursday, March 8-Sunday, March 11 Times vary AIDA at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., downtown Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. Friday, March 9-Saturday, March 10 10 a.m. 4p.m. The Fine Art Society of Sarasota Creators and Collectors Suncoast Art Show, self-guided studio tours, gallery exhibition at the Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-330-0680. Coming up: rant, Bradenton Beach. Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Church. sales event. Save the Date: Center. ebration, Holmes Beach. 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. AUT O/BO AT M-F 9 AM TO 5 PM 9908 GULF DRIVE, ANNA MARIA WWW INSURANCE BROKERAGE 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 The Reverend Ray Woody Director of Music: Dan HoffmanSermon A Commandment from Calcutta Love is the doctrine of this church...Come join us as you travel your journey of faith. 10 a.m. Worship Service Classical and Pop Music Concert with Katherine Alexandra and Alex Dilan 4 p.m. Sunday March 25 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.islandchapel.com The community church on Longboat Key CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Two-day art tour features studios, Island artists Janet Aubry invites customers to the Sandbar Resnew painting by Bob Brown, hung last week in the restaurant. Brown, a resident artist at the Studio at tors gallery exhibit. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy The Fine Art Society of Sarasota is sponsoring a two-day self-guided tour of more than 1,000 works of art by 17 artists. The Suncoast art event will sprawl across Sarasota 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, from University Parkway to Clark Road. The Societys Creators and Collectors event a Ringling College of Art and Design gallery exhibit for 12 artists, including three with ties to Anna Maria Island. Tourgoers will have the opportunity to meet the featured artists and see where and how they create their art in their studios. Some art will be offered for sale. Artists on the studio tour include international photographer Giovanni Lunardi; Sarasota legacy-painter Joseph Melancon; international multi-media painter Andrea Dasha Reich; ceramic and metal sculptor Adam Todd; and artist/printmaker Nancy Turner. The companion gallery exhibit will feature contemporary painter Bob Brown, a resident artist of the creates baskets, jewelry and sculptures and is a member of Island Gallery West; and plique-a-jour enamel artist Phil Karp. Other artists in the gallery exhibit include Elena De La Ville, Kris Parins, Sally Sloan, Jo Prioetti, Renee J. Davis, Liana Martin, Barbara F. Page and Linda Tilson. Brown will open a show of his new work at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, later in March. Through a partnership with RCAD, artwork of students and alumni also will be on display at the gallery. And artists will demonstrate work both days at the gallery exhibit. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and can be purchased online at www.FineArtsSarasota.com 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets purchased on or after March 4 must be picked up at the Ringling College Student Center, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-330-0680.

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Tickets for open seating are $15 and are available at Creations by L, 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The theater is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at 941779-2181.Dog Days arrive at De Soto park De Soto National Memorial will host Dog Days at De Soto 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Park visitors are encouraged to leash up their dogs and enjoy a day of activities and demonstra tions, and to collect information promoting safe and healthy canine companions. Several partners will participate in supporting mans best friend to offer the following: Information on Dog Adoptions Visitors inter ested in adopting dogs who need a good home can visit with representatives from the Bishop Animal Shelter and the humane societies of both Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Promoting Your Pets Health Dr. Luke Ber glund of Beach Veterinary Clinic, Cortez, will offer advice on your pets health at our Ask your Vet booth. Kids Activities The kids will enjoy visiting the Reading Fur Fun book nook hosted by the Humane Society of Sarasota, where kids can snuggle up to a canine pal and read aloud from books on hand. FoodAmerican Dream Hot Dog Carts will be under the main tent, where visitors can take a break and grab a dog for lunch. All events and activities are free at De Soto National Memorial. Activities are subject to change due to weather. Leashed and well-behaved pets are welcome at the park. De Soto National Memorial is open seven days a week at 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. The Visitor Center operates 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Park grounds are open sunrise-sunset. For information go online to www.nps.gov/deso or call 941-792-0458. The Solid Gold Cadillac opens March 15 By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A tale of corporate shenanigans and a feisty minority shareholder, The Solid Gold Cadillac, opens Thursday, March 15, at the Island Players in Anna Maria. Having worked with the cast members in other shows, Director Mike Lusk will make his directorial debut at the local playhouse. His cast includes James Thaggard as narrator, Rich Kopp as Blessington, Vinnie Conte as Metcalf, Tal Reeve as Gillie, Herb Stump as Snell, Robin Rhodes as Mrs. Par tride, Diane Phinnie as Miss Shotgrave, Laura Morales as Martha Jenkins and Miss Logan, Rita Lamoreux as Miss LArriere and Mark Shoemaker as McKeever. The Solid Gold Cadillac was a 1950s Broadway hit, written by Howard Teichmann and George F. Kaufman, that became a 1956 movie starring Judy Holiday. Bringing it home to a community theater stage, Lusk General Products, having as its corporate motto: If they dont make it, theres no money in it, he said. With corporate greed is its focal point, Lusk describes the play as a light-hearted comedy, both timely and timeless. It wasnt new in the 1950s and its not new now, he said, in view of the recent Occupy Wall Street movement and the mortgage banking crisis. Lusk complimented the cast and crew, which includes stage managers Bobbie Berger and Ruth Stevens, saying the members all work well together. The Solid Gold Cadillac runs through Thursday, April 1, at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For information or ticketing, call the box office Monday through Saturday 9 a..m.-1 p.m. and one hour before performances at 941-778-5755. Co-producers sought Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players, an auxiliary group supporting Anna Maria Islands community theater, recently funded $1,500 for the Island Players production of The Solid Gold Cadillac, which opens March 15. The donation resulted from a silent auction in November, according to its president, Nancy Ambrose. Were always looking for co-producers to help produce the plays. Its a lot of expense, said Ambrose. She encourages others in the community individuassisting an Island Players production. Theres a lot of publicity and your name on the answering machine, Ambrose added. In addition to funding the theater, other volunteer opportunities are available. The Off Stage Ladies usher at performances, purchase needed items for the playhouse, and provide dinner for participants on what is known as long Sunday, the Sunday rehearsal before the opening. The group holds monthly luncheon meetings at local restaurants, an opportunity to socialize, she said. For more information, contact Ambrose at 941-7992181 or Dolores Harrell at 941-778-3959.

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The variety of recipes is as varied as the types of cheeses available. Its a dish chefs take pride in, and a half dozen cooks put their recipes to the test at the Feb. 25 Bridge Street Market mac-and-cheese challenge, sponsored by the Bridge Street Merchants Association. Vying for bragging rights were owner of Bridge Street Bazaar Jake Spooner, Lorraine Jordan, and chefs from Slims Place, Bridge Street Bistro, Rotten Ralphs and Banana Cabana. According to Bridge Street Market manager Melissa Enders, the monthly food challenge at the market is developing a life of its own. Shes gathering ideas for future challenges. We chose mac and cheese because of popular demand, said Enders. I had a lot people suggest this challenge, and we are getting a lot of other suggestions that we are just running with. Enders said the challenge popularity is evident by the number of tasters, each donating $5 to sample the items served before voting for a favorite. The public loves the challenges, said Enders. Many tourists have complimented the idea of the food challenge and have said they will take the idea back to the charities they support at home. Also, the charities I have chosen cannot believe the response we have had. The proceeds go to a selected charity each month. The mac-and-cheese challenge raised $535 for Manatee Children Services, an agency dedicated to child abuse prevention and intervention. The market is gearing up for its next challenge, Sunday, March 11. Enders said Marchs challenge will organization that works with people who have Downs Syndrome. I chose this charity because the month of March is Downs Syndrome awareness month, she said. The chefs are thrilled to be able to contribute to these charities and donate all the proceeds to them. While the charities are the big winners, there is a matter of bragging rights to resolve. Slims Place took second place, and Banana Cabana claiming third. The March 11 hot wing challenge will begin at judged. The market is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday, at 107 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. For information on the contest or vendor opportunities, call Enders at 215-906-0668. nesting at Seabreeze Mobile Estates in Bradenton, which sold out early, as well as baked goods and other items. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Memorial Community Church Guild, present $300 to contribute Hunger Funds at meetings throughout the Anna Maria Island. Islander Courtesy Photo

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 17 Peruse our great collection of vintage hats DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment Spring is here! Its time to spring into some of these else. It feels good to shop local and buy local. So put some spring in your step as you visit Plus Sizes and More is offering Islander readers $5 off any purchase of $25 or more. Its not too soon to get your Easter wear, and Plus has what you need for your spring holiday. Mary Kay carries gently worn clothing for sizes 14 and up, everything from casual to formal, accessories, too! You also can get a new Avon brochure at Plus Sizes. Giving Back in Holmes Beach has expanded space and a larger variety of items, art, furnishings and accessories for your home. And remember, when you shop at Giving Back, you get some awesome deals and you give back, because all proceeds go to local charities. Steffs Stuff on Longboat Key has moved to the Centre Shops at mid-key. Shes excited about the new digs and has a new restyled store and lots of new invenher at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than 50 dealers offering vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of the areas top stops, and we always enjoy shopping the unique offerings. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Antiques is holding a linen sale because Nancy has entirely too much inventory. All linen is 20 percent off, but only through March 13. Shes also heading to North Carolina and will be bringing back huge supplies. Rosie has an amazing collection of vintage swimsuits and Hawaiian shirts. Get your beach party going on! Tide and Moon moved in January to the perfect spot on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria, where they just obtained a shipment of jewelry of Atocha treasure coins. And remember, only Tide and Moon has Lauras original handcrafted Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant. What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment are looking for every time they visit. With more than 1,000 consignors and loads of appointments each day, the shop is constantly changing. Check it out, and youll be saying Wow, What a Find! Community Thrift Shop has an awesome collection or less. Why shop the malls when the thrift shop is just around the corner, open six days a week? Happy sunny days and happy shopping... R etro R osie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SA T 10-4V intage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful W edding Gowns and Accessories V intage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. E. 941-708-0913CobwebsAntiques and Mor e AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 Tiki & Kittys S S Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store 5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-2 What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & Treasures LCBUY~SELL~CONSIGNMENT941.383.1901rive Unit 101 L Jewelry Check out my new location! Now carrying authentic sterling coin jewelry from the Atocha treasures. Check out my new location! Check out my new location! Now carrying authentic sterling coin jewelry from the Atocha treasures. Tide and Moon Mention this ad for an additional$5 OFF Arts xs 3LEFT: Patricia Townsend poses her watercolor Trees in the Anna Maria Island Art League Student Show. Townsend and other reception at the league gallery. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy her window display at the Island March 2 at a reception at IGW.

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LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS Island PEST and TERMIT E CONTROL INC. l l s mail@islandpestandtermitecontrol.comwww .islandpestandtermite.com Sarasota 941-365-2893 Beach 941-778-1337 fax 941-778-3285 Bradenton 941-794-1005 Brandon 813-643-0200 fax 813-643-0595 Port Charlotte 941-625-6887t ]uSign up for either Drywood or Subterranean T ermite Guaran tee and r eceive up to an instant $600 discount! Call immediately Only the rst 500 customers ar e eligible! We now accept Discover Card. P EST a n CO NTR O Maritime learning offered at museum The Lifelong Learning Academy will present a series of speakers on the history of maritime activities in Manatee County 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays, March 12-April 16, at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. The class will feature local experts in various areas The history of Cortez, once the largest commercial waterfront, will be presented by D. M. Sam Bell. Since off Cortez. Bell is a volunteer docent at the Florida Maritime Museum who has helped organize the museum from its inception. Karen Bell, manager of A.P. Bell Fish and owner of Star Fish Co. market and restaurant in Cortez, will industry includes crabs and the harvest of mullet roe for export, particularly to Far East markets. The history and art of wooden boat building will be He will explain the design, techniques and materials used in manufacturing wooden boats. Pitt is the manager of the wooden boat shop at the Florida Maritime Museum. Jeff Moates will share his knowledge and extensive research on shipwrecks on Floridas west coast. Moates is an archeologist with the Florida Department of Archeology assigned to the University of South Florida, and former curator at the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez. Karen Riley-Love will speak on the operation of a maritime museum from site selection and exhibits to daily operations. Riley-Love is the site manager of the Maritime Museum, which is managed by the Manatee owned historical sites. Sissy Quinn will present the history of Anna Maria Island. Quinn is a Anna Maria resident who chaired the 100th anniversary celebration of the Anna Maria City Pier. Quinn has done extensive research into the Islands as a holiday resort through to present day. Cost of the series is $65. For registration information, call Karen Riley-Love at 941-708-6120 or e-mail karen.rileylove@manateeclerk.com.HBPD of cer of year loves work, community, kids at Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter munity and the students at Anna Maria Elementary School. His positive attitude was so apparent, he was nominated Feb. 22 by the Holmes Beach Police Department Award. Copeman is the departments Anna Maria Elemengrade Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, and speaks on literacy, safety and at career days, and more. His time is evenly split between the school and community patrols, he says. But unlike the people who dont always want to see him on the regular calls, the students are always happy to see me. Copeman believes hes reaching the students about the risks of drugs and alcohol by making learning fun. Sometimes, he says, the teacher may be cringing in the corner, due to the noise and commotion we create. But, its OK. I like to make it a fun atmosphere. I love hanging out with the kids, teaching, he said. Drive with help from dispatchers on most school days, he said. Hes been doing this for about four years, and the students know him by name. Officer Copeman is known for his outstanding attitude and dedication to both the school and our community, said Holmes Police Chief Jay Romine in his nomination letter to the 100 Club. He added Copeman understands how vital it is to be a positive role model for the students. The Manatee County 100 Club annually bestows award dinner. Manatee County law enforcement agencies typically nominate one award recipient from each of their departments, and the club selects a winner. Romine said Copeman has built an outstanding rapport with students and school staff, and that he often volunteers his own time for school activities. Copeman started with the citys police force in 2005 after serving with the Manatee County Sheriffs tutes Police Academy. He is a lifelong Manatee County resident, having attended Palma Sola Elementary, King Middle and Manatee High schools. And hes raising a family of his own. About the award, Copeman said, its a very nice surprise.FISH members look ahead to 2013 festivalBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Sometimes the best way to move forward is to take a good look at the road traveled. Such was the case for the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board of directors, at a special Feb. 29 meeting to review the 2012 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival at Fishermens Hall in Cortez. Attendance and overall revenue were reported down from the 2011 event, according to FISH president Kim McVey, who said there was a 27 percent drop in overall revenue. When asked where she thought the revenue suffered, McVey said, We need to have some discussions about that. Visual attendance appeared to be really high on Saturday, but was really slow on Sunday. McVey said she estimated a drop off in overall attendance at approximately 30 percent, which would coincide with the drop in revenue. Id say Saturday was probably about the same as last year, more than 10,000 people, but Im going to say Sunday was about 4,000-5,000, she said. Board members observed there appeared to be more children this year. Most vendors reported good sales, with the exception of the food vendors. McVey said food vendor locations need to be addressed before next years event. Parking issues, better signage for the bus stop, getting entertainers to and from their venues and maintaining gates at the water accesses were discussed. Proceeds from the festival funds go toward restoration and maintenance of the 95-acre FISH preserve. There was a general consensus of the board to return the festival back to its roots, and focus more on why the It began in the 1980s with the purpose of educating board would like to see that focus return.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 19 A/C CONTRACTOR TACKLING UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEMNow Hiring Installer/ Trainee More than 1-million people are out of work in our state. Thats an unemployment rate of 12 percent. It isnt any higher than last month but its not going says there are jobs out there! In fact the company is looking to hire an installer/trainee. Are you looking for a job? ppli com. A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPP LY OPEN T O THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304March Conservation Tip: Keep irrigation frequency to once per week. CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria nal mischief. While on beach patrol, a Manatee County the listed address. The complainant reported a broken deputy reported the window appeared hit by a sledgehammer, although the inner pane was still intact. The deputy reported an unknown person had to climb the balcony, get up on the deck wall, jump over to the balcony and ager informed law enforcement that the damage had occurred sometime earlier, and had not been reported to law enforcement. The property manager stated he was waiting on a replacement window pane. No action was taken due to the length of time since the incident occurred. unoccupied dwelling/grand theft. Unknown suspects entered the carport of a two-story residence. Fishing equipment was reported stolen. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach responded to a burglary call where they were told by the victim that the break-in of the residence had occurred two weeks earlier. According to the report, unknown suspects forced entry through the back door. The victim said nothlaw enforcement. responded to a call of a stolen gold ring. The female complainant told police the ring belonged to her mother and said weekend guests may have taken the ring. The victim reported she allowed a couple to stay with her overnight. The following day, she said, she discovered the ring was missing from her bathroom. The names of the guests were provided to the police for follow up. responded to a report of a stolen bike. The victim said when she left home in the morning, her bike was located at the front of her garage, but she returned that night to with white lettering with a bent metal basket. incident. A worker at a local business reported to police her car was missing from where she normally parks. Her listed address. Upon investigating, police learned the complainants drivers license was suspended. She was advised not to drive her vehicle.Roadwatch, March 7-13 The Florida Department of Transportation repair project to the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789 continues, and lane closures will only occur 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, a DOT press release said. Contractor Quinn Construction Co. Inc. is working the release. Over-size vehicles are banned from using the bridge because the travel lanes have been reduced from 12 feet wide to 10 feet during the project. The DOT said the ban would likely remain in effect until work is completed late this spring. The west sidewalk is closed, but pedestrians can use the east sidewalk during the project. The west sidewalk is expected to open in about two to three weeks, the DOT said. The draw will open for boaters on demand. The DOT also has closed the area on Greer Island often called Beer Can Island to pedestrians and boaters during the project. The DOT cited safety concerns and liability as factors in its decision to close that part of the beach. Completion of the project is expected in spring 2012. The DOT said it will perform routine maintenance work on the Cortez Bridge for the next several weeks, The maintenance project is expected to end in late March, the DOT said in its press release. In the Cortez area, motorists can expect DOT intermittent westbound lane closures at night on State Road 684/Cortez Road from 127th Street West in Cortez to 51st Street West in Bradenton as workers repair and replace drainage inlets and pipes. The work will take place 8:30 p.m.-6 a.m. weekdays, Motorists are advised to drive with caution in project areas. vehicle. Police responded to two vehicle burglaries. Both victims said the burglaries occurred the prior night. Both victims reported their vehicles were locked, and the only item taken was a pair of prescription sunglasses. Police observed a possible entry point to one of the vehicles as a cracked seal in one of the windows. Police were able structure. While on patrol, police observed a suspect from an earlier burglary involving a stolen yellow bicycle. Police stopped the suspect for questioning. During questioning, the suspect changed his story several times as to how he had come into possession of the bicycle. The arrested and the bicycle was returned to its owner. responded to a possible missing woman. The husband told police he and his wife were on a walk, but the wife had become tired. She stopped to rest while the husband continued his walk. Upon his return, he could not locate his wife. The wife was then found seated in a lawn chair on the nearby beach. Maria Island Bridge this week and the north pedesmaintenance to be completed by March 31, and no lane closures are planned. 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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 21 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY VISIT OUR WEBSITE! www.TheFeastRestaurant.com The Feast Restaurant 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. 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 ViewOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: Island Time Bar & Grill @ Bridge Street Bistro NEW Sidewalk Seating for Lunch and Dinner Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 315 52nd St., Unit A, 62nd Street Coastal Cottages, land condo with pool built in 2011 was sold 02/10/12, AMI 307 63rd St., Unit B, 63rd Street Coastal Cottages, land condo with pool built in 2011 was sold 02/09/12, 63rd Street Coastal Cottages LLC to Heller for $520,000; list $549,000. 1900 Gulf Drive N., Unit 6, Marbella, Bradenbuilt in 2000 was sold 02/10/12, Epstein to ONeill for $444,300. 7805 Gulf Drive, U nit B, Anchor A Way, Holmes 2011 was sold 02/06/12, Powers to Lueck for $395,000; list $425,000. New Walgreens opens with are

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22 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER 11:30 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE 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. 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 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 Paradise has a soundtrack come hear it LIVE! TUESDAY Feeling Swell 7-10 THURSDAY Kathleen D Sail @5. Reservations: 941-870-4349 FRIDAY @ AMI Beach Cafe 5:30-10, featuring Drum Circle @ 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, HB. REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes! Mon @ 7: Dixieland Jazz is back! Tue @ 7 Rock n Roll Wed @ 7.30: The Wheedles Thur @ 6.30: Gumbo Boogie Band Fri @ 8: KAR AOK E with Jim & Dee S at @ 6:30: Don Hunsinger Sun @ 6:30 Island Swing Band Eat like Eat like drink like drink like drink like a Brit at a Brit at a Brit at a Brit at Pelican Pelican No School: Spring Break. Monday-Friday, March 12-16Bottles, decorators needed for spring eventAME calendar Show. munity Center. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525. water bottles, are needed to decorate the Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization April 28 Spring Fling. The event decorations committee is seeking bottle donations plain or decorated by April 25. Islander Photo: Amy Talucci Springing into its 1960s theme the Earth-loving flower-child movement Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is looking for empty plastic bottles of all colors, shapes and sizes, for its spring party decorations. The AME-PTO Spring Fling decorations committee is pleading for donated plastic bottles, painted or not, by April 25. According to decorating committee chair Amy Talucci, interested donors can check out the Facebook page, AME Spring Fling recycles, for details on decorations and the event. I hope that those who want to donate bottles or help out, with cutting and painting bottles, can to go to that page, said Talucci. The Spring Fling will be held 6-11 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. For more information, call Talucci at 941-812-7253 or e-mail her at islandlifeinfo@gmail.com. Emily Turner-Leathem guest stars at AME Read Across America as the Cat in the Hat.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 23 VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG (941) 778-6641(941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FULL LIQUOR AND DINING SERVICE Come check out our super NEW menu! WELL BLOW YOU AWAY! 941.778.5788 Check out our daily specials Were more than just burgers! CHECK US OUT! www. islander.orgUseful tools and links, fun stuff, and important info and important info NEW Sidewalk Caf Seating NOW OPENDownstairs at the Bridge Street Bistro on the roundabout! DAILY SPECIALS MONDAY: $5 Burger, $1.50 Bud Draft, $3 Whiskey & CokeTUESDAY: 50 Wings, $1.50 Drafts, $3 Blue WhaleWEDNESDAY: $3 Coronas. LADIES NIGHT: THURSDAY: $1.50 Draft, $5 Frozen DrinksSUNDAY the planet? Build Your Own LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NEVER A COVER ISLAND TIME BAR AND GRILL AL FRESCO drinks & dining SERVICE INDUSTRY NIGHTS WELL DRINKS & HOUSE WINE AME, friends take part in reading day organized the schoolwide event.Calling all AME talent Hey kids! Can you sing, dance or play an instrument? How about act, tumble, juggle or maybe work a little magic? Heres your chance to showcase your act. Anna Maria Elementary School is looking for stuto show off their special talents. The AME Talent Show will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the school auditorium, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The AME-Parent Teacher Organization dinner will take place in the cafeteria at 5 p.m. before the school talent show. Talent show tryouts open to all AME students, and Wednesday, March 20-21, in the auditorium. For audition information, call the school administraManatee High drum corps, athletic teams and cheerleaders to read to classes and community centers participate. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love Read Across America. Say cheeseburgerAnna Maria Elementary teacher Maureen Loveland poses with iconic school caboose picture. Photographers were on campus at AME and class photos. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

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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 March 7 11:31 1.5 11:21 2.0 5:11 -0.2 5:00 0.3 March 8 11:49 1.7 5:40 0.0 5:47 0.0 Full March 9 12:11 1.9 12:12 1.9 6:08 0.2 6:35 -0.2 March 10 1:04 1.7 12:39 2.1 6:34 0.4 7:28 -0.3 March 11 3:01 1.5 2:11 2.2 7:58 0.6 9:26 -0.4 March 12 4:09 1.2 2:49 2.3 8:19 0.8 10:34 -0.3 March 13 5:46 1.0 3:34 2.3 8:30 0.9 11:54 -0.3 March 14 4:31 2.2 Kathleen DSailing CatamaranDaily Sunset & Day Sails / Private Charters Departing from downtown Bradenton Sail & Dine Specials @ Pier22 Mondays ~ Sailing from Mar Vista Thursdays ~ Sail with Mike Sales 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Cathy Schmidt, LPGA Class A Pro TEACHES THE SECRETS TO GOLF Learning is easy and fun! Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE 26Football playoffs start, KRC womens champ namedKevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League started its second season, aka the playoffs, March 3. Earning the higher seed during the regular season should be an advantage, but that didnt hold true in several matchups. Playoffs continue to the March 24 Super Bowl, so stay tuned. The 8-9 division winner and runnerup teams each defeated the higher seed in both games. Texans defeat fourth-seeded Waterfront Restaurant Raiders 14-6. Julius Petereit led the Texans with 82 rushing yards, including a touchdown run and two extra points. Teammate Ava Zink ran for 42 yards and added a touchdown reception while also completing three passes for 16 yards in the victory. Peteriet also led the defense with The Raiders were led by Jackson Hayes, who passed for 45 yards and one touchdown pass while also adding 23 rushing yards. Gianna Sparks chipped in with 30 rushing yards, while Callen Achor provided the lone score with a 6-yard touchdown reception in the loss. Eli Heskin The second 8-9 division playoff saw sixth-seeded P&N Boutique Cowboys roll past third-seed Southern Greens Jets by a 36-6 score. Zachary Quinn led the way with 90 rushing yards and two touchdowns, 50 receiving yards and two touchdowns and, for good measure, 45 passing yards. Daniel Sentman added a 25-yard touchdown reception while Brandon Early caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in the victory. Daniel Fritz paced the Jets with 68 rushing yards and a touchdown in the loss. The higher seeds in the 10-12 division held serve except for Eat Here Bears, who rolled past fourth-seed Sand Dollar Steelers by a 33-14 score. Jean-Paul Russo paced the Bears with three touchdowns. Russo ran for 98 yards and added 62 receiving yards for the Bears, down passes from Jacob Quinn.Tyler Yavalar and Abby Achor each added touchdowns in the victory, while Ryan Doyle added a two-point conversion and an extra point. Dylan Doyle. Joey Stewart passed for 143 yards and two touchdowns while also running for 59 yards in the loss. Andy Proctor and Andrew Early each caught touchdown passes for the Steelers, while Trent Boring added a two-point conversion in the loss. Mr. Bones BBQ Colts defeated Air & Energy Charpasses from Rory Houston, who also added 52 rushing yards and a touchdown. Ben Connors and Masen Blandford each added two touchdown receptions, while Joey victory. Jaysen Berzowski paced the Chargers with 68 receiving yards including a pair of touchdown receptions and a two-point conversion. John Smith threw for 77 yards and two touchdown passes and an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Ross Built Broncos also easily held serve, defeating Cedars Tennis Resorts Seahawks 23-0 behind two touchdowns and a two-point conversion from Jake Ross. He while brother Andrew passed for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Javan Vasquez added one touchdown reception in the victory. LPAC Cardinals slipped past Sandbar Falcons 34-33 behind three touchdown receptions from Tyler Pearson, Richardson passed for 101 yards and three touchdown passes while also rushing for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Mathew Manger passed for 187 yards and two touchreceiving yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Cameron Pasco added a 14-yard touchdown reception for the Falcons in the loss. Jessies Island Store Steelers defeated fourth-seed First American Bank Ravens 26-15 in the only upset in the 13-16 division. Brad Duffman threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Steelers, which received touchdown receptions from Michael Duffman, Nehemiah Goode and one that Brad Duffman caught from brother Michael. Jack Shinn led the Ravens with 184 passing yards with 82 receiving yards. Burke Hill added 74 receiving yards and Chris Johnson added an extra point for the Ravens in the loss. Integrity Sound Redskins edged Mar Vista Raiders 20-19 in the second 13-16 playoff game. Joey Carder paced the Redskins with 167 passing yards and three touchdown passes, two to Ryan Gillman. Skyler Sculco added 90 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point in the victory. Danny Doyle passed for 165 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Raiders in the loss. Joseph Cucci, Mikey Ellsworth and George Lardas each caught touchdown passes for the Raiders. Key Royale golf news Key Royale Club golf chairman Art McMillan aced the 128-yard eighth hole Feb. 29 using a nine-iron. Witnesses were Larry Pippel and Rich Papini. The Key Royale Club womens championship was decided on the 19th hole, giving Diane Miller the title with a 1-up victory over Laura Purcell. The match saw six lead changes and seven tied holes. The mens handicap championship and the mens 75-plus handicap championship started Feb. 23. Ernie Hauser, last years senior champion, stayed alive in both events. Flight one of the mens event saw Dennis Schavey and Gary Silke win, and they now face off against each other in the next round. Jim Helgeson will face the winner of the Larry Pippel-Ernie Hauser match. In Flight Two, John Cassese will face the winner of the Hoyt Miller-Dale Hudson match and winners Mike Gille and Ken Rickett holes to win the Key Royale Club womens championship. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 25 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 PLEASE SEE FISHING, PAGE 26 Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com The Islands Tackle Shop:EVERYTHING you need for springtime shing in Florida! Warm water brings bait choices to nearby watersBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter With water temperatures rising, shiners are arriving choice to use shiners or shrimp. Personally, I like to have both handy just in case. Sheepshead are swarming the local piers as well as any structure in Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay and off the beaches. This is where having some live shrimp helps. have live shrimp on hand. Shiners will work, too, although sometimes theres better luck to be had with shrimp. taking a shiner as soon as it hits the water. Other species being caught on shiners include Spanaround the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South the waters around the pier, which brings on the Spanish mackerel bite. Gotcha plugs are reeling up good numbers of macks. live greenbacks also are having good results. Dont forget Pier fishers opting to use live shrimp or fiddler targeting sheepshead at the Skyway piers. On strong tides structure where the sheepshead are feeding. Pompano are still carousing the shallow areas near the beginning of the south pier. Loves lures pompano jigs tipped with a small piece of fresh-cut shrimp are getting the bite. Remember the size limit for pompano is 11 inches to the fork of the tail and you can keep six per person per day. Finally, if youre a night owl, try venturing to the pier after sunset to target silver trout. You need No. 4 hooks, split shots and a bucket full of live shrimp. Drift your bait out with the current, away from the pier, and hang on. It helps to set up around one of the lights on the bridge in turn attract those delicious silver trout. Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters the spring pattern coming on like gangbusters. He says shiners are starting to make a showing on the to draw the shiners to the boat. Howard likes to chum for about 10 minutes before throwing the net. Let the net sink to the bottom and then quickly pull it in. Filling the live wells in your boat until they are blacked out will provide enough bait for an enjoyable day on the water, Howard said. spots. Chumming with the shiners near mangroves and where to cast to draw a strike. Howard says a recent group released. The sheepshead bite is at its peak. As the water warms, the sheepshead will taper off but, for now, Howard says, Also as the weather warms, look for the snook to make their way out of their wintertime spots and onto the Spanish mackerel and sharks. good results. Using either live shiners or shrimp, Girles clients are catching a variety of species. To start, catch-and-release gag grouper action is still going strong. Girle says hes seeing consistent action with Hes using live shiners to get the bite. cial reefs in and around 40 feet of water, where Girle is using live shrimp to catch both. Flounder are on the list for Girles charters. U sing Lastly, Girles charters are catching black tip sharks on chunk baits. Black tips up to 60 pounds are the norm for this time of year inches on shiners or top water plugs. of Sarasota Bay. Girle is catching them using a 1/8-ounce jig head with a soft plastic in addition to a few mackerel Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle is hear around Anna Maria Island. He said anglers targeting spotted seatrout on the grass action with a greenback Mirrodine. These suspending twitch baits hover a couple of feet above the bottom, which puts them right in the strike zone for a hungry trout. Fish up to 20 inches are being reported. If you dont have a Mirrodine, adds Oldham, try a live shrimp under a popping cork. Beach fishers are frequenting the tackle shop in search of tools to catch pompano. Some are in search of pompano jigs rigged with a stinger jig, while those who charters. son-in-law Gary Lisbon, visiting caught these 26and 27-inch Capt. Warren Girle in Sarasota Bay.

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26 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER SPOR TS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 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 style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. Obituaries Deep-water canal, just two blocks from beach, 2BR/2BA/2Car, new seawall, price slashed to $549,000. Great elevated Florida home, pool, spa, dock, 4BR/3BA/2Car, outdoor living, walk-around deck, 2,240 sq.ft., just $649,000. Grand Canal, grand home, 3,761 sq.ft. of space in 5BR/3.5BA/2Car, reduced to $870,000. For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty Going back up north or on vacation? Your Eyes HereWhile Youre Away Your Eyes HereWhile Youre Away Protection Property Watch Protect your home and property. Discover How To Safeguard Your Home and Property While Youre Away Up North Ranger Serviceby JonOversee & ProtectGoing back up north? Home left unoccupied? Many bad things can happen to your home while youre away We can help! Frequent checks (usually weekly) of your home can help prevent many unpleasant and costly things from happening while youre away.Air Conditioning Failures Hurricanes Water Leaks & Rain Damage Vacant Home Indicators Did You Know If your home is not occupied or watched by someone reliable on a regular basis, your insurance company may consider it vacant or abandoned property and deny any insurance claim? Want to know more? Log on:www.LookWhatCanHappen.comOr Call for a free brochure 941-920-0832 Jon Kent 26 Years on AMI averaging 1 to 2 pounds. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says this week crabs are having the most consistent bite, although live being caught although most are around 2 pounds. For the next couple of weeks, dont be surprised to see stringers Flounder are still being caught around the pier with some regularity. Live shrimp is the bait of choice. Most lucky, you might get a keeper. Finally a few Spanish mackerel are being caught at sun up on the pier. Few is the key word here. Once the bait arrives, the mackerel bite should improve. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing black and white sheepshead that is. A cloud of sheepshead have taken up residence below the city pier to feed on the abundance of barnacles growing on the pilings. crabs are hooking up every time they lower a bait. Fish up to 2 pounds are the norm. spotted seatrout and a few bonnethead sharks. For the some light-tackle action with the bonnethead sharks, try using a strip of squid. will square off. The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match 60 to edge Vince Mercadante by one shot. Danny Hayes was alone in third place with a 2-under-par 62. The men played their regular Wednesday match Feb. 29 as well as a best-ball-of-foursome match. The team of Joe Dickenson, Gerry Taylor, Art Hibbs and Dick Eich went to the team of Ed Havlik, Jim Sheppard and Jim Helgeson with a 49. The Key Royale Club women played an individualan individual-low-putts game. Pam Alvord won Flight A with a 4-under-par 28 by Tocco was alone in third place with a 2-under-par 30. Joyce Brown ran away with Flight B, shooting a 6-under-par 26 to earn a three-shot victory over Sara Falk in second place. Fran Barford took third place with a 30. Flight C by one shot over Roxanne Koche, while Kathy Porter was another shot back in third place. place in Flight D. Barb Renk was one shot back in second place, while Penny Auch took third place with a 1-underpar 31. Nancy King needed only 13 putts during her round to win the low putt contest, while Helen Pollack birdied The men played a morning, low-net-of-partners Bob Elliott and Gino DiClemente. in the individual category at plus-3, while Duncan was part of the Dale Hudson, Dave Vandaverde and Dick For more sports news and AMICC sports schedules, go online to www.islander.org.Helen Harvey Helen Harvey, 104, of Holmes Beach, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 27. Mass was celebrated March 3 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Burial was to be at St. Stephens in charge of arrangements. Survivors include niece Zita Gavin.Bonnie M. Jones Bonnie M. Jones, 66, of Kingsport, Tenn., died Feb. 22. She was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., graduating from Mt. Olive High School, earning her credentials from East Tennessee State U niversity and later becoming a registered nurse at Johnson City Medical Center in the intensive care unit. She later worked as a travelling nurse providing home health and hospice services. Mrs. Jones retired to Anna Maria Island, Florida in 1991, where she joined Roser Community Church. She painted watercolor masterpieces, inspired by the Islands treasures. A service was held in the chapel of Roser Memorial Community Church Feb. 23. Memorial donations may be made to Kendricks Creek United Methodist Church, 1000 Kendrick Creek Drive, Kingsport TN 37663, or Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216, or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231. Mrs. Jones is survived by daughter Amy J. MacKenzie of Anchorage, Alaska; son Daniel and wife Angela of Land O Lakes; grandchildren Nathan and Sarah; sister Carol and husband Irv Clements of Anna Maria; brotherin-law Samuel and wife Linda of Kingsport, Tenn.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 27 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.comCANALFRONT. Totally renovated 3BR/2BA home located on a mangrove canal. Renovations include tile oors, new kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances. $529,900. MIKE NORMAN REALT Y EST 1978 BA Y FRONT COTTAGE Adorable cottage located on secluded street. Exceptional views of Anna Maria Sound, hardwood oors, old-island charm, turnkey furnished. 50 X 195 lot. $575,000. I RONWOOD GOLF COUR SE Move-in ready, 2 BR/2BA condo overlooking the 10th hole. Great recreation facilities, community pool, elevator, shufeboard & more. Only $84,900. BEACHFRONT HOME WITH GUEST COTTAGE: Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA Gulffront home located on quiet side street. Tastefully furnished, open-beam cathedral ceilings and tile oors. Granite counters in kitchen amd top-ofthe-line amenities. $1,500,000. DUPLE X ON OVE R SIZ 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 O N E OF T HE OLDEST BUSIN ESSES on Anna Maria Island and in Manatee County. Rare Opportunity. Just 100 feet to the Gulf, business and real estate. Call for details. WEST C OAST SURF SHOP I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE QUEEN-SIZE BEDDING ensemble, palm tree print, like new, $40 or best offer. 941-778-4036. TITANIUM GOLF CLUBS, carbon ber shaft, full set with bag and shoes, $99. 941-778-3920. TV STEREO ENTERTAINMENT center: Four shelves, glass door, $25 or best offer. 941-7782415. TV ARMOIRE: OAK, fabulous, $100. 941-7958359. COMPUTER: 2.0 GHz refurbished with newlyloaded Windows XP-PRO, $50. 941-756-6728. 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. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classieds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS SUNNY SHORES PANCAKE breakfast: 8 a.m.noon Saturday, March 10. All you can eat, sitdown service. Pancakes, coffee, sausage, orange juice, etc. $5. 115th St. W., Bradenton at clubhouse. GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.or g urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. ANNOUNCEMENTS MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repair able shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. NEW LOCATION: STEFFS Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-3831901. PALMA SOLA PRESBYTARIAN church garage sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Furniture, housewares, books, linens, appliances, toys, more! Church mission projects. 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. MISSIONS FUNDRAISING SALE: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Bargains galore! Cloth ing, jewelry, housewares, electronics, books and more. Christ Church of Longboat Key. 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive. RELAY FOR LIFE garage sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9-10. Furniture, books, clothes, more! 508 65th St., Holmes Beach. 15-PLUS MULTIPLE FAMILY sale: Key Royale community, Anna Maria Island, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Begin at 614 Ambassador Lane, Holmes Beach, then follow signs and balloons for participating homes. Turn the page for more classied ads... Get more information detailing how at: www.HouseSellerGuarantee.comCall Toll Free: 877-277-8808 Or Call Jon Direct: 941-920-0832 Call Jon 941-920-0832 E-mail: Jon@Jon4RealEstate.com www.GetFasterSale.co m 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach Next To Duffys! What Are Island Homes Selling For?Free list of recent saleswww.AMINewListing.com Or call Jon direct: 941-920-0832House Didnt Sell? Now What?Sometimes even the best homes dont sell. Before re-listing your home, get a Free Special Report that reveals 4 issues to ensure your home sells and for top dollar.www.DidNotSellWhy.com Or call Jon direct: 941-920-0832 AMI Luxury HomesFabulous Island Homes From $500K to $5Million Free List w/pictureswww.AnnaMariaNewListing.comOr call Jon direct: 941-920-0832Use Me To Buy & Save $10,000!Buy any home from me, my listing or not and if I cant negotiate at least $10,000 off the listing price, Ill pay you $1,000 towards your closing costs!www.HouseBuyersGuarantee.comOr call Jon direct: 941-920-0832 Large Commercial property 200 feet on Marina Drive Many uses. $897,000. #M5826707. Spacious Village Green Condo, ground level, 2-car garage. #M5827315. $117,500. Lakeland. 7100 sq.ft. on W. Pipkin Road. #L4634064 $885,500. Jon KentBroker/AssociateEvery Agent Will Promise To Sell Your HomeJon Guarantees It!Your Home Sold In 90 Days or Less or I Pay You $3,000!*You can bet your booty Ill be working hard to get your home sold!Waterfront Building Lot on Warners Bayou, NW Bradenton Boat from your back door to Tampa Bay and the Gulf # L4634885 $399,000

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28 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER REAL TO RMarianne Correll T Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t Anderson & Associates Insuranc eY our Island Insurance Specialis t Working to save you money941-778-8303 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 MARCH 7 PUZZLE L A M P S L A C A S A G A B F E S T S I S A A C E X A C T S E V E R M O R E P E R S O N A L S H O P T O N I B R A X O C T O P O D H I M O M N E A R E S T E D U C E A T I N T R Y A N T I D E P R E S S L A V Y O W Z A M O R N S T I N T V I D A L S O I L O N O F F O P S W H E E L I E U R B K E G L E R P L E A S U R E P R I N C I L A Z E L E N S T R E A D O N S C O T B I E R S L A P S E M E N O Y O D E L E R H A I R A M A D P H Y S I C A L G E O G R A D A R K E R H I T M C Q U E E N O I D J O N A H O B E Y A I R E S P U R E R C E C E N A S A L S E Z A R T I C H O K E H E N E A D E L T A E L O N B A C K E N D R O O T S A D S P A C E U N D E R G R O O N T H E W A T E R F R R E L E A S E D M A L O N E A R T O O T W I S T T I E S L E W E D R U S S O Waly Precision Painting LOST & FOUND FOUND: WOMENS PRESCRIPTION glasses on Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. annamariachiropractic@gmail.com. LOST CAR KEYS at the beach near Gulf Cafe on Feb. 21. Please, call 941-795-4095. LOST: LOCK AND two keys for bike carrier on Gulf Drive about Feb. 10. Reward. 217-4156771. LOST: COOLPIX SILVER camera, 300-500 block of Spring Avenue, Anna Maria. Jake, 585-7527386 or Katie, 585-208-5104. LOST: COACH WALLET, brown. Vicinity of Ginnys and Jane Es, Anna Maria. 603-986-2765. FOUND: SURF ROD and reel. Anna Maria Island beach. Leave description, Island Discount Tackle, 941-779-2838. PETS 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). Personal service for you and your loved ones. Call anytime for appointments, 941-7781202. 5360 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. ADORABLE PUPPY FOR adoption! Pit mix, gorgeous, sweet! Male, xed, chipped, shots. 941896-6701. FANTASTIC DOG! Champ is 2 years old, laid back, sweet as can be. Hes up-to-date on shots, xed, and chipped. Rescued, he needs a happy, loving home. Please call Moonracer Rescue, 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. 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, 941928-8735. HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER WANTED for Island, parttime position. Call 941-592-5881. BARRISTA AND CAFE staff needed at the Village Cafe on Pine Avenue. Call Kat or leave your details with Alex at 941-778-1793. alex@pineapple sh.com. 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. HEALTH CARE ASSISTED LIVING: WE have an opening right now for your loved one. Small group home in central Bradenton. We specialize in dementia. Call nurse Mary Jane, 941-737-9455. 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. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY 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 Meet Herbert! Hes an adorable pet in need of a happy home. He cant get enough of playtime, chasing balls and catching sun rays. He loves a belly rub, riding in the car. He sits and gives his paw on command and is working hard to learn more. Hes a smart little boy! 7 months old, up to date on shots, neutered, microchipped. Call or nd our nonpro t rescue and photos on Facebook. Moonracer No-Kill Rescue Ind., 941-896-

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 29 SERVICES Continued 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. 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. ALL ISLAND HANDYMAN: All aspects home maintenance. Island local. Call a neighbor, call Mark, 941-720-0067. ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, pet CPRcerti ed, references. Karen Robinson, 941-7305693. YOUR EYES HERE While Youre Away Protection Property Watch. www.Lookwhatcanhappen.com. JonKent, 941-920-0832. ANTOINETTES PERSONAL SERVICE: Providing personal care for your home while you are away References upon request. 941-778-7355 or 941-730-6548. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. LET ME CLEAN your house for you while you enjoy the beach! Excellent references, 20 years experience. Only two days available. Call Barb, 941-219-9544. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT COUR HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Homewww.honeydohomerepairinc.com *Carpentry *Drywall HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque & InsuredFree Estimates Ask about our 10% guarantee 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander. org to order a Anna Maria City Pier. SERVICES Continued BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAYS ISLAND studio. Instruction in ute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-8724. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true speci cations. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium 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. Certi ed horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025.

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30 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER LANDSCAPING Continued TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. 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. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun coastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA 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 over looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941447-1506. BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-7784731. PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778. PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA house. Huge deck, every room overlooks Gulf. Available January and/or February 2013. 813-920-5595. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued 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 941748-2700. 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. JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced. House painting, interior, exterior, pressure washing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941-224-7507. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classieds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach ISLAND CREAM-PUFF Updated and extremely clean duplex on rare oversized of light and outdoor living space. This home has retained its charm, and also is extremely ef cient with newer roof, windows, electric and plumbing. Savvy owners have priced this one Realtors.GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive PRISTINE WATERFRONT BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, PENDING OPEN SATURDAY RETRO CHIC 507 72nd St., Holmes Beach 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 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. HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSVillage Green 2,500 sq. ft. 3/2, htd. pool, furnished. $249,000. 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 Skipper & AssociatesReal Estate Professionals 301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach Island area native and full-time Realtor www.IslandAnnaMaria.com Call Cindy Quinn, 941-780-8000 with 14+ years experience. Go to my website for all MLS listings and Island info! Rarely available Martinique North 3B/2B updated condo w/private 2-car garage ~ Full GULF views! $650,000. FEATURED LISTINGS Bermuda Bay Club 3B/2.5B Key West townhouse w/2 car garage bayfront property and Gulf views. $375,000 Unobstructed amazing Gulf views at Martinique South, 5th floor, NW end unit. 2B/2B with private garage. $475,000

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 31 CHE CK US OUT AT WWW .ISLANDER.ORG I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued FOR RENT: DOUBLEWIDE 2BR/1.5BA senior park, $695/month, annual lease. Huge pool, recreation hall, hot tub, shuffle board courts, close to restaurants, shopping. Fifteen minutes to beach. 863-688-3524 or 863-608-1833. Email: chickenplucker@webtv.net. NICE FAMILY OF four seeking a two or three bedroom, pet-friendly long-term rental on Anna Maria Island, starting in March or April. Contact: 262-290-7330. RENT OUR 2BR/2BA home while pool is under construction on north end Anna Maria, just steps from Bean Point beach starting April 9. 30 days for $3,000. 405-401-0367. ANNUAL RENTAL IN Cortez Village: Nice, clean and quiet unit in a four-plex. 2BR/1BA, private parking, screened porch, washer and dryer. $900/month. Call Brian at 941-778-0542 or 941685-1400 for details. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA, Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month. Steps to the beach. Background and credit check required. 813-6721481. ANNUAL RENTAL. 1BR/1BA, nicely furnished, 900 sf elevated duplex, wraparound deck. 1.3 miles to Anna Marie Island via Cortez Bridge. $1,100/month. 941-761-2725. VACATION RENTAL AVAILABLE right now due to cancellation. 2BR townhouse, pool and boat dock, $700/week. Call for special monthly rate. Call Realtor, 941-756-1090. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. 941778-3426. 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. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. LOWEST-PRICED 3BR/2BA residence with heated pool on Anna Maria Island. New construction. Not a condo. $479,000. Call Barry, 941-4485500. Island Vacation Properties. 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 941-792-0645. WATERFRONT 55-plus trailer park, historic Cortez. Remodeled 1BR with two additions. Pets! $3,500. www.BarefootOrSandals.com 231-6689786. FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1BA, extra bonus room. Across the street from Bradenton Beach private shing pier. Beach and bay access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875. REAL ESTATE Continued VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA two-car garage with gated entry. Large D model. Updated kitchen, bathroom, appliances and oors. Close to beaches, Robinson Preserve. $120,000. Call John Rehmann, Realtor, 941-720-7519. HOLMES BEACH HOME, quality built and priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. Price reduced to $499,000! Questions, 309-642-7370. View virtual tour www. srqmediaworks2.com/30959thstreet/. PERICO BAY PATIO home: Rarely available, elegant 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Offered in the mid $200,000s. Seller is moving and motivated to sell! Dia Wilson, 941-284-3667, Barrier Island Realty Inc. EXCEPTIONAL CONDO LOT: Two houses to beach. 116-A 48th St., Holmes Beach. $495,000. 618-334-1619. DISTRESS SALES/BANK foreclosures and xeruppers. Go to: www.ManateeAreaForeclosures. com for a free list of properties available now. 941-315-1501. AFFORDABLE IN-TOWN updated home. New roof 3BR/2BA, has separate entrance motherin-law quarters. Room for RV or boat. $99,000. 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. 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. ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEAUTY Lush surroundings, nature, privacy, classic elegance. 7,000 square feet plus. Oversized rooms or change to 7 bedrooms. 35-foot dock, gym, sunsets! www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.comProperties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce to see whats new or talk to an agent today.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. GORGEOUS WA TER VIE W S open oor plan, 3/2 w/2-car garage in gated Perico Bay Club. Come home to your own piece of paradise! $294,000. Call Lynn, 730-1294. LONGBOA T K E Y A NNUAL R E N T A L 3/2, FU R NI S H E DDEEP W A TER CANA L GIV E US A CALL.

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32 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER Across 1 Bulb holders 6 Part of the name of many a Spanish restaurant 12 Confabs 20 Stern taking a bow (in two senses) 21 Demands (from) 22 Eternally 23 Aide for a V.I.P. customer 25 Multiple Grammy winner who was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars 26 Paper nautilus, e.g. 27 Words mouthed to a TV camera 29 Like the pen or pencil you might reach for 30 P.T.A. interest 32 One of two options at a fast food restaurant 34 Sample 35 Prozac, for one 40 W.C. 42 Oh baby! 46 Eves opposite 47 Work assignment 48 Gore in fiction 50 Dirty 51 Kind of switch 53 Special ___ 54 It may be popped for fun 56 Metro area 57 X X X lover? 59 Freudian concept 62 Lie about 63 The L of S.L.R. 64 Trample 65 Inverness native 67 Funeral stands 69 Run out 72 Tell ___ lies 73 Jimmie Rodgers or Tex Owens, musically 75 Bun contents 76 Make ___ dash 78 Mountains, rivers, plains, etc. 82 More sinister 85 Blackjack decision 86 The Magnificent Seven co-star 87 Suffix with human 89 Actor Hill of Moneyball 90 Mind 92 Spanish winds 93 Distilled vis-vis tap 95 Gospel singer Winans 96 Like the ng sound 98 ___ who?! 99 Fancy salad ingredient 101 Org. making grants to museums 103 Big faucet maker 105 University in North Carolina 106 Rear 110 Genealogical study 112 Articles arent found in it 117 London transportation 119 Marlon Brando film 121 Set free 122 Cheers bartender Sam 123 Movie droid 124 Fastener patented in 1939 125 Pivoted 126 ___-Japanese Down 1 Alternative to dieting, informally 2 Just ___! 3 Bartering locale 4 ___ Robles, Calif. 5 Checked (out) 6 Antecede 7 ___ Rose 8 Bills, e.g. 9 Most 17-Down 10 Plant pores 11 You missed ___ 12 Grok 13 Sir Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of ___ 14 Pulitzer winner for John Browns Body 15 Brothers place 16 Early life forms? 17 See 9-Down 18 Refrain syllables 19 Send some pixxx? 24 Network connections 28 Environs 31 Incapacitate 33 Subject of the documentary An Unreasonable Man 35 Helter-skelter 36 Bar ___ 37 Cavemen 38 Blows up 39 Eve who wrote The Vagina Monologues 41 Has parked 43 South Dakota memorial site 44 Modern December birthstone 45 White elephant, e.g. 48 TiVo precursor 49 Eavesdrop from across the room, say 52 Its felt on the head 54 Time ___ 55 Poetic preposition 58 Only Hitchcock film to win Best Picture 60 Minnesota twins? 61 Song that starts A winters day in a deep and dark December 65 Draw (off): Var. 66 Premium Cuban cigar brand 68 Nationals whose flag declares God is great 69 What echoes do 70 Clear the atmosphere of 71 Sod house locale 74 Min. or max. 75 Sweets 77 Capt.s superior 79 Drew in 80 Old-timer 81 Some M.I.T. grads 83 Per 84 Koreas Syngman ___ 88 Like some housecats 91 Gone With the Wind bad guys 93 Yammer 94 First TV show to debut at #1 in the Nielsen ratings 97 Eye up and down 99 Discordant 100 General Motors subsidiary 102 Feeling pervading Brat Pack movies 104 Towers 106 Reynolds of Boogie Nights 107 From the top 108 Mid fifthcentury year 109 Hofbruhaus crowd? 111 Place after place 113 Home of the Norte Chico civilization 114 Part of 101Across 115 Corp. money types 116 Switch attachment? 118 Metered praise 120 Charlotte-toRaleigh dir.No. 0226RELEASE DATE: 3/04/2012 BACK TO THE START By Daniel A. Finan / 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. 12345 678910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 3132 3334 35363738 39 404142434445 46 47 48 4950 51 5253 54 5556 57 585960 61 62 63 64 6566 6768 697071 72 73 74 75 7677 78 798081 82 8384 85 86 878889 90 9192 93 9495 96 9798 99 100 101102103104 105 106107108 109110 111112 113114115116 117 118119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 Visit www.islander.org to buy a plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 29.



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HB man arrested for Sarasota bank robberiesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A 44-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for robbing a Sarasota bank March 2, and also has admitted to a second robbery, according to the Sarasota Police Department. Police say Danny H. Nemeth, of 112 31st St., Holmes Beach, walked into the Bank of America, 3175 Fruitville Road and approached the bank teller with a black bag in his hand after standing in line. According to a SPD release, Nemeth said, Fill my bag with everything you got. No dye pack or Ill come back and hurt you. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, Nemeth exited the bank. He was observed by a witness getting into a primer grey Nissan pickup truck. Police responded to the robbery at approximately 4:40 p.m., and spotted Nemeths vehicle a short time late near the corner of University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Road. Police pulled Nemeth over without incident and secured him at the scene. The teller was brought to the location where she identified Nemeth as the man who robbed the bank. Police recovered the money from under Nemeths truck seat. During the ensuing interview, police say Nemeth admitted to a Feb. 29 robbery of BB&T Bank, 3201 N. Tamiami Trail. According to SPD Capt. Paul Sutton, his Astheworld Terns tern clocks forward. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Opinions Island happenings PLEASE SEE MORATORIUM, PAGE 3 VOLUME 20, NO. 18 DONT FORGET MARCH 11 MARCH 7, 2012 FREE PLEASE SEE ROBBERIES, PAGE 3 HBPD the year. Page 18 StreetlifeRanked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA AM parking problems Page 8AMI Chamber of Business of the Year New KRC named. Page 24 Center contracts cell tower provider. Page 2 U.S. rep invites Islanders to town hall meeting. Page 3 Sand piles ordered removed, beach added. Page 4 Islanders speak out on building moratorium. Pages 6-7 Sea turtles spotted near shore. Page 10 Whats up on AMI? Pages 12-18. Island police blotter. Page 19 Business openings, events. Pages 20-21 AME happenings. Pages 22-23 Page 24 Fishing in spring pattern. Page 25 Speed-buggy of cials rule racetrackAnna Maria City Commissioner SueLynn, Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Gay Brueler, and Holmes Beach City Commissioner Jean Peelen take the checkride at the Anderson Race Park in Palmetto. According to Peelen, the commissionBradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau meeting. No word on the winner, Island roads, as the track lessons. Islander Courtesy Photo Nemeth DONT FORGET MARCH 11 says no to moratoriumBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Despite an impassioned plea from one commissioner and numerous residents to consider a pause in duplex construction in the city of Holmes Beach, three commissioners at a Feb. 28 work session weighed in against the measure. While Anna Maria city commissioners had voted a week earlier to take steps toward a moratorium to address short-term rental problems, Holmes Beach commissioners decided instead to continue studying the issue. Commission Chair David Zaccagnino told a gallery of about 40 people in city chambers that a moratorium is the most extreme action a municipality can take, because it suspends property rights and, if enacted, he feared threats of lawsuits. Zaccagnino said builders informed him there were less than 20 duplex lots remaining in the city where two new homes could be built. New construction has been blamed for the proliferation in recent years of multiple-story, multi-family short-term rental units. A lot of people are not here who pound the nails, said Commissioner Pat Morton, who with Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens and Zaccagnino pointed out some people may be intimidated by remarks from the gallery to speak out. Commission John Monetti said he opposed a moratorium. Commissioner Jean Peelen, who called for the moratorium along with some speakers who addressed the commission, disputed Zaccagninos count of buildable duplex lots. pening, Peelen said, as she called for a moratorium as a pause in the issuance of permits for multi-story duplexes, to allow the commission applications. Gulf Drive Market again fails approval By Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners at their March 1 meeting again heard arguments to allow the Gulf Drive Market to resume operations at Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N. For the third time, the arguments failed. The market was initially approved for a 60-day trial in November 2011 to operate every Sunday through the end of January. Since January, there have been three special event permit applications for the market to continue operation, the most recent for every Sunday through December 2012. Commissioners once again listened to PLEASE SEE MARKET, PAGE 4 Construction continues at 307 66th St., Holmes Beach, amid complaints last week about loud noise at the site, where a city stop work order over pool construction was resolved. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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Three locations within Anna Maria are vying to be a location for a tower proposal that still has many obstacles to overcome. Board member Randy Langely sought approval last month from the board to enter into a contract with a tower developer. He announced to the board Feb. 27 a cell tower lease with a provider has been signed, but still must be approved by the city of Anna Maria. Langely asked the board for authorization to present the lease to the city commission. In January, AMICC signed a contract with a cell tower builder. However, the city is still revising its cell tower ordinance. The contracts, he said, are contingent on whether or not the center is chosen by the city as a location. To the cell tower contractor. say in where a tower is located. In the meantime, the center is moving forward with contracts in place should they be chosen as an acceptable location. Also, AMICC executive director Pierrette Kelly discussed plans for a busy fundraising month for the center. March is kind of a special month for us and we are on the edge of it, said Kelly. We have lots of things that are coming together. Kelly said the center will participate in the Giving Partner project, a 36-hour fundraising challenge sponsored by four local foundations with the goal to raise $500,000. Kelly said the center is one of a few local Giving Partner is an inaugural event, and expectations of how much can be raised is unknown, but Kelly said each dollar donated to the center is matched during the challenge. The challenge begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, and a leaderboard will be visible at www.thegivingpart Other fundraisers include the March 17 Tour of Homes and the March 26 Affaire to Remember, the annual dinner-auction event. Rates rise for adult players Board member Scott Rudacille said an immediate goal is to place adult fees for sports programs in line with other center programs by increasing fees to nonmembers. Rudacille said members of the center will continue to pay $75, but nonmembers will pay from $100$115. We are not trying to gouge anyone, said Rudacille. Every program we do offer has nonmember and member fees. We are trying to encourage nonmembers to become members. Rudacille said when adult sports programs started more than two years ago, We had no idea how popular going. Now that they are going, all of the adult programs should be in line with all of our other programs. Rudacille said the sports programs do not make money. So I dont want to give the wrong impression, he said. The $75 we charge to members barely covers the costs of uniforms, referees, grounds and utilities. The cost to join the center is $50 a year. Members then pay fees to participate in programs and, Rudacille said, its only fair for nonmembers to pay a higher fee now that the leagues are established. Also, board chair Greg Ross reported the board is paying down its mortgage principal by paying more than the required $8,500 per month payment. The importance of it is to reduce the debt as quickly as possible, and put these funds back into the program to better serve the community, said Ross. This view down Magnolia Avenue at the Anna Maria Photo: Rick Catlin Click! The Islander welcomes urban legends about Islanders and Island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 3 MORATORIUmM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 RROBBERIES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 MeetingsAAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com.B Bradenton BBeach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes BBeach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941708-5800, g. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.O Of interest Send notices to news@islander.org. The Islander Sarasota police say Danny H. Nemeth, 44, of the man who robbed the Bank of America in Sarasota March 2. Islander Photos Courtesy SPD Pam Leckie of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach addresses building problems to the Holmes Beach City Commission. She implored commissioncut bait. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Museum welcomes art, artistThe Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. art and patrons of the arts March 2, enjoying the work of Dianne Tymeson, center. Tymeson hosted the night of art appreciation at the museum. Museum site manager Karen RileyLove reported the event was a great success with a large turnout of guests enjoying the art and the gallery-like space.

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4 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER WINTER CONCERT SERIES MARCH 11, 4:00PM: DINING ROOM 941.758.1467 GOLF SHOP 941.758.1464 COUNTRY CLUB 941.758.1466 SPECIAL EVENTS 941.739.7414 MEMBERSHIP 941.739.7439 ~ WEDNESDAYS ~ BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ENTRE $15.95 ~ THURSDAYS ~ FAMILY STYLE BUFFET $16.95 ~ SATURDAYS ~ 2 DINE FOR $29 WITH A GLASS OF WINE AM gets sand pile removal order from DEP and bonus beach at the pier Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Maria must be removed. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Before the West Coast Inland Navigation District project to dredge Bimini Bay/Key Royale channel and pipeline spoil to both sides of the Anna Maria city pier shoreline, WCIND executive director Chuck Listowski and Anna Maria public works director George McKay estimated the project would extend the shoreline by 10-30 feet. The amount of spoil beach quality sand that resulted from the dredging, however, was greater than anticipated. With the project now complete, Anna Maria has a beach at the 800-foot-long city pier that extends about 150 feet into Tampa Bay. It might be an unexpected bonus. The 2010 DEP permit modification approving the project allowed WCIND to dredge up to 3,900 cubic yards of spoil from Bimini Bay and pump it to the designated Anna Maria shoreline. amount of spoil dredged during the project. she would check into the amount dredged and determine if it exceeded the permitted amount. The U U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved the Bimini Bay/Key Royale channel. The DEP also inspected and approved the quality of the dredged material in the Bimini Bay/Key Royale channels as beach compatible. WCIND performed the dredging under a federal grant that did not require funding from Anna Maria. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Those mounds of excavated pool materials dumped just north of Anna Marias Lake LaVista inlet on the north side of the humpback bridge on Bay Boulevard across the humpback bridge must be relocated, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. neither the original 1999 Lake LaVista dredge permit, but sand for beach renourishment to be stored at that location. The Islander reported Feb. 1 that Anna Maria public works director George McKay said the piles came from the Bimini Bay/Key Royale dredging project by the West Coast Inland Navigation District. That project, however, had not begun. McKay later told the newspaper there was a misunderstanding during his discussion with the newspaper regarding the purpose of the sand. McKay then said the mounds were deposited by pool contractors with his permission. He said the material was being stored for sandbagging and for possible beach renourishment at the pier. He also said he had determined the material to be beach compatible sand. The Islander corrected McKays claim in the Feb. 9 issue, and noted that McKay allowed contractors to dump pool excavations at the site. After Gibbs reviewed the 1999 permit and the 2010 deposition of sediment that was dredged as part of that at the site. The permit is not intended to be a disposal site for any/all excavated or dredged material. The permitted spoil is intended to be used as beach renourishment sand at the authorized location, Gibbs said. Great Lakes Dock & Dredge pumped its spoil from the Bimini Bay/Key Royale dredging project to the shoreline north and south of the city pier. No spoil was stored. Enough material was dredged from Bimini Bay to extend the shoreline approximately 150 feet on the north and south sides of the city pier into Tampa Bay. Mayor Mike Selby said he would have McKay move the stored piles of debris to an acceptable location after He apologized for any misunderstanding regarding the loads of pool excavations on city property. www.emersonshumor.com Custom Design / Build Call Shawn Kaleta, 941.778.8660 or Scott Eason, 941.778.7665 beachtobayliving.com Proud sponsor of Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes and Affaire to Remember.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 5 safety concerns. Public comment was overwhelmingly against the market continuing at the restaurant. Gulf Drive Cafe manager Pete Barreda resumed his argument for the market, saying its free enterprise and he has rights as a tax-paying business owner to conduct business on the property. However, nearby property owners affected by the of their own. More disconcerting to citizens, however, was how many more times the Gulf Drive Market would be considered for a special event permit. I would like to ask how many times is this issue of the market going to be brought up again and again? asked Audrey Young. Is there a limit? Im afraid one day Ill have my back turned and it will go through. Mayor John Shaughnessy said the issue would be settled once and for all tonight. Commissioner Gay Breuler, who previously stood alone on the dais in support of the market, gained an ally in Commissioner Ric Gatehouse. Breuler again motioned to approve Barredas application. Gatehouse seconded the motion, for the sake of discussion, he said. He later sided with Breuler in support of the market at the cafe. Im confused, said Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. We have all these people who are opposed to this. I cant even begin to understand why we would consider this. Breuler argued her vote is based on the right to work, especially, she said, in todays economic environment. She also referred to previous letters and e-mails from those supporting the market. As far as the letters, most of those were from vendors, said Vosburgh. Of course, they were for the market. I didnt see but one or two that were from citizens, and arent we supposed to represent the citizens of Bradenton Beach? During public comment, Jo Ann Meilner, president of the Bridge Street Merchants, disputed any notion of the alleged 60 e-mails sent to the city. It was said at the last meeting that 60 e-mails were people wrote 14 of them. Of the 43, I could only identify 13 as residents. Twelve were from vendors, 10 were from visitors and eight were completely unknown. Shaughnessy said he has sympathy for both sides of the argument, but would not move from his position. My inner gut feeling is this, I just think its a bad location, he said. Im not against the market. Im against the location. I wouldnt want to pitch a tent in the middle of Times Square. It wouldnt be appropriate. Im for people making money, but they can make it at Coquina Beach. With the motion on the table, Shaughnessy called for a vote. Breuler and Gatehouse voted to approve the special event permit. Vosburgh, Shaughnessy and Vice Mayor Ed Straight voted against, failing the motion 3-2. trians and loss of private parking spaces sparked citizens to voice their opposition to the market on Gulf Drive. GULF DRIVE MARKET CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Live The Lifestyle Youve Always Dreamed Of FROM 2,163 2,501 SFNew Maintenance-Free Homes in NW Bradenton from mid $300s, Just Minutes from Beaches, Parks and Downtown. FRESH NEW FLOOR PLANS ENDLESS SUMMER 2,163 SF CBC 1256375 1805 88th Court NW, Bradenton, FL 34209 Phone 941-792-5333 2 YOUR TIME IS NOW!HOMES REMAINMOVE IN THIS SUMMER!ONLY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, DEN Time change set for March 11 Daylight saving time will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, with most of the country springing forward an hour. The date might feel early to some a mandate in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 moved up daylight saving time to extend the period by a month. Though some U.S. territories and Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe daylight-saving time, about 70 countries do observe a time change. DST is known in the European Union as the summertime period, and DST is observed in the southern hemisphere from about October to March. The primary reason for following a daylightsaving time is to conserve energy demand for power is directly tied to when residents go to bed and when they get up. By moving the clock ahead by an hour in the spring, timekeepers made the sun set an hour later. For trackers of time, daylight saving time will end Nov. 4.

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6 MARCH 7, 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) MARCH 7, 2012 MARCH 7, 2012 MARCH 7, 2012 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion YourNip it in the bud Kudos to Anna Maria city commissioners on the moratorium you put in place. In January 2007, (I voted) to do the same after an attempt was made to build numerous homes on a small strip of Gulffront property. The moratorium gave Anna Maria time to enact a code requiring 50 feet of frontage on a public street in order to build a home. A potential long-term problem was solved before it was too late. Then, as now, youre going hear threats of legal action, as well as loud cries of foul by property rights proponents. Indeed, property rights are a key issue. Those of us who own property here have every right to protect what weve got in terms of lifestyle, legacy and uniqueness. Regardless what any opponents say or promise, what has happened in Holmes Beach in a relatively short period of time is more than ample evidence to support adequate legislation and strict enforcement of same to nip this destructive practice in the bud before its too late. Anna Maria Just memories I read today in The Islander, the city of Anna Maria has declared a moratorium on building and some remodeling permits. of Anna Maria have heard the concerns of their residents and, in Holmes Beach, those same concerns are not being heard and acted upon. So here we are, watching small homes bulldozed for huge homes to accommodate an extraordinary amount of people. Is our town going to be turned into a hotel, motel not unlike the lower east coast of Florida? We came here 10 years ago to a peaceful, charming, small community with some mom-and-pop stores. All that is just a memory. On another note, what were Rotary Club members thinking, when a huge motorcycle was offered as a prize at their Casino event? What, for senior citizens to ride and be another cause of noise pollution, as so many now do as they speed along our once quiet beautiful island? Ann Rully, Holmes BeachDo right the thing Holmes Beach is changing quickly and its changing for the worse. By allowing oversized duplexes to be built on single-family lots, you are destroying the character of our community. Like many of my neighbors and friends, my wife and I purchased our home because of the allure of a community that offered small-town charm and a close-knit community feel. That charm is quickly eroding as the city commission continues to permit poorly designed megaduplexes on small residential lots. The buildings add nothing to the aesthetics of the community. Even Ray Charles could tell the mega-duplexes are disproportionate and an eyesore. Take a stand to protect the grace and charm of the city we love. Put a moratorium on those eyesores now. Take a long time to consider revisions to the building and zoning codes and act in a responsible way to protect the residents, taxpayers and voters of Holmes Beach. When you asked for our vote, you promised to do what was in the best interest of the city, not the best interest of one or two developers and their non-resident investors. Its time to do the right thing. Father knows best? Surely someone reading this remembers the old 1950s TV show Father Knows Best, starring Jane Wyatt and Robert Young as Margaret and Jim Anderson along with their three children, Princess, Bud and Kitten. Margaret was common sense although sometimes oblivious and dad offered sage advice for myriad problems experienced by the kids and mom. And dad didnt always know best the show often brought the family together to work things out. In present time, it seems the Holmes Beach city commission thinks it knows best what is needed to keep the city humming. The sage advice offered at a recent meeting was such that a fear of lawsuits and liability concerns were driving commission action. But for a group of some 40-50 dog owners, who came to city hall last month for a little relief at the ball cise dogs and a signup for ball games, which had been nonexistent for three years the action by the city sent them away disappointed. The city would be spending and dog owners to use a smaller area. Worse, at last weeks meeting, there was much disappointment for those who came to implore the commission to put a pause on building while compiling suggestions through focus groups to resolve issues with short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods. Some people from the gallery offered suggestions for curbing problems, changing codes and land-use regulations seemingly good reasons to put the matter on pause, while compiling and enacting needed measures to end loud parties and trash and parking problems. The primary concern of some was that by discussbuilding permit requests from developers hoping to skirt the yet-to-come regulations that might lessen the attraction of building over-sized units tailored for vacation rentals where residential homes are preferred. But for naught. As if father knows best, commissioners refuted the idea of putting an administrative hold on building permits and putting discussion about a building moratorium on its next meeting agenda. While a pause seemed plausible commissioners did agree to wrap up focus group meetings by the end of up against it. What was notable as the outcome was in the Island city where few have issues or attend meetings having two groups of people turned away in disgust. Does father know best?

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadline news from the March 6, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall Feb. 26 60 77 0 Feb. 27 67 85 0 Feb. 28 67 84 0 Feb. 29 66 84 0 March 1 62 81 0 March 2 65 83 0 March 3 68 83 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 75.624-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. of Chicago were expected this week to begin the longawaited $9 million beach renourishment of Anna Maria Island, said Manatee County project manager Charlie Hunsicker. The project will take about three months and will renourish a 6.2 mile section of Island beaches, including a .6 portion of Anna Maria beach, he said. of directors sent city commissioners a letter asking to discuss a title transfer of the property from the city to the center. Board member J. Allen Bobo said the $2.5 million fundraising effort for a new center building hit a snag because the center leases from the city. He said the center had found ownership was required by some large, institutional donors. Island city mayors rejected a proposal by county manager Ernie Padgett to move a proposed veterans memoBeach to another location about 200 yards south. Padgett picked the alternate location after Audubon Society impact migratory birds. Opinion Your Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org Many to blame As I made my way onto Gulf Drive a righthand turn and a trip around the block in order to go the opposite direction I recalled a time, many years ago, when Anna Maria Island was a quaint place to live. Now we have packed commission meetings and residents in an uproar about over development. The secret is out and the Island is not a welcome place for people to want to live year-round. The short term rentals have taken over. rotten egg, a builder that tore down some older and six-bedroom weekend party rental condos, one person is not to blame. As a community, businesses, realtors, chambers opment, which brought in even more investors. Tourism marketing is enormous. Some real estate agents advertise tear down and build two in Holmes Beach. The Wedding destination promotions and weekly festivals and outdoor markets attract huge crowds, adding to the congestion and allowing outside vendors and promoters the chance to cash in on Anna Marias captive audience. Huge billboards on Cortez Road direct patrons to Island restaurants. I dont know if it was the boom of the economy or the crash of the housing industry that swayed so many native islanders and long-term residents to jump to the other side of the bridge, but it all comes down to one word: Greed. What better place for greed to breed than Holmes Beach. The R2 district will soon be a motel zone. But I see the R1 district at risk, where a developer can demolish a single-story, waterfront home and, with I now have two three-story houses next door, one sitting right on top of me, taking up every inch of land up to the 10-foot setback. At this point, I see one clear option. We need a task force to ensure the homes built in the past 10 years meet all of the required codes and ordinances trict aware of the increased intensity and rental use and have the proper inspections been made? Is there adequate parking? If there are docks, do they meet state guidelines? building department should address these matters in opers loopholes and correct them. Rental and sales agents need to know the codes and refuse listings if there are violations. More than anything else, we Islanders, Island look in the mirror. How many of us share the blame for new development? Many of the people who sold off were natives, or people who had lived here most of their lives and had raised their families here. If each person holds themselves accountable, only then will we be able to take the steps needed to bring it back. Judy Holmes Titsworth, Holmes BeachAct now, talk later Could someone, please, tell me why the mayor and commissioners of Anna Maria can be proactive in putting a hold on building permits while preparing a in Holmes Beach cant make the same decision. Please, Holmes Beach Mayor Bohnenberger and commissioners, dont turn our city into rental central. Do the right thing for the tax-paying residents who live here. Enact an immediate moratorium and THEN discuss the solutions, not the other way around. Trish Kruger, Holmes Beach

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Sterling $22 *prices subject to change More parking headaches approach Anna MariaThese Anna Maria visitors last week couldnt space in the city pier lot on Bay Boulevard, but the city-owned vacant lots at the Avenue and Bay Boulevard being parking across Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Many Anna Maria residents, including Mayor Mike Selby and city commissioners, may have thought the citys parking problems were solved with the 2010 passage of a Pine Avenue parking plan. That plan, plus the redesigned parking for the boardparking on three of six city-owned lots across from the city pier, appeared to be a long-sought parking solution. City commissioners recently adopted a resolution to close the three lots to public parking May 7, following the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce annual wedding festival and Food and Wine on Pine events. That resolution prompted City Pier Restaurant leaseholder Mario Schoenfelder to send Selby a letter asking of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. Schoenfelder claims the city has taken away parking lots will create more parking problems for all businesses, not just the pier, he said. Whats happening, claimed Schoenfelder, is that the pier has become more attractive as a visitor destination as a result of the new boardwalk. While hes pleased with the boardwalks appear ance, the unintended consequences are this new facility public parking spaces as well, he said. There were three spaces on the right of way in front of 101 Bay Blvd. that were removed for safety reasons, Schoenfelder said. There were also two spaces in front of the right pavilion at the base of the pier that were removed for (Florida Department of Transportation) concerns. Those two spaces are now marked for exclusive use Additionally, the added sand on the Tampa Bay shoreline on both sides of the pier will undoubtedly bring more beach use and put added pressure on existing parking. Schoenfelder said hes not looking for special treatment, but a viable city pier (and Pine Avenue businesses) depend a great deal on available parking without the commensurate growth of parking to support them. He asked Selby and commissioners to reconsider an open-space park or other attraction, it will only draw more visitors. happen? in subsequent high-demand periods, he asked. As you move forward, it is my hope that some accommodation can be reached, Schoenfelder wrote to Selby and commissioners. Adding to the parking woes, the City Pier Restaurant and other area businesses should no longer count on the parking lot at Roser Memorial Community Church, 510 Congregation chair Roger Roark also sent Selby a letter last week, noting the church parking lots are increasingly being used for unauthorized parking by the general public while visiting, shopping or sight-seeing in the Pine Avenue-Bay Boulevard area. Roark, like Schoenfelder, said the city needs to address adequate parking for the increased commercial development and tourist attractions on Pine Avenue. Roser is an active community church, said Roark, and there are few days each month the facility is not being used for church-related events or authorized community activities using Roser space. The congregations concern is that increased public parking at Roser would have a negative impact on Rosers ability to serve the congregation and those other authorized events, he said. Roser has worked with a number of its commercial neighbors to provide parking for their customers and staff, Roark said, but the limit of accommodation has almost been reached, if not already. We are unable to determine authorized from unauthorized use, Roark said, and the congregations concern is that Roser parking lots are fast becoming the parking lots of last resort for the increasing size of the general public visiting the pier and Pine Avenue. Weve always been good neighbors and well continue to be good neighbors. Were always happy to help when we can, Roark said. Thats why the church is addressing the issue now, he said, not waiting to be overrun with parking issues. He said the church would welcome an invitation by the city to discuss the issues before the parking problem worsens. Roark said he hopes the church and the city can Congregation concerns about parking began a few years ago, Roark said, as Pine Avenue became developed and as more visitors came to the city. A team of church members recently formed to develop recommendations to solve the increasing problem, and make everyone happy, he said. As soon as the team completes its recommendations, Roark said he would ask Selby for a meeting to discuss the issue and possible solutions. Selby said he would talk with Roark and Schoenfelder before seeking commission input.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 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 Law enforcement needs rental property databaseBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn and Island rental property managers Larry Chatt and Mike Brinson have been busy the past few weeks on a list of best practices for future rental contracts. The trio plans to propose that all agents and property owners adopt their terms for seasonal rental contracts. Id say right now we have about 70-80 percent of all rental property managers agreeing to the list, said Chatt of Island Realty. When the list of terms is completed, SueLynn will present it to the city commission for input, while Chatt and Brinson will meet with other property managers to get them on board. Among the best practices is a clause that the tenant agrees to be evicted if they or their guests create loud noise or a late-night party that disrupts the peace and quiet of the residential neighborhood. Chatt said he and Brinson and many other rental agents have included that clause in their vacation rental agreements for some time, and the few times hes been called by law enforcement to help quell a loud party, the renters apologized and were cooperative. There have been two or three times the past several years when Chatt said he had to ask the tenants to leave immediately, but those were rare occasions. By far, the vast majority of renters, more than 99.9 percent, want to have peace and quiet and enjoy the Island, he said. Its just that one-tenth of 1 percent who cause all the trouble. database of rental properties managed by owners and various rental agencies. rental agent if a complaint came in about a property managed by that agent or his or her company, Chatt said. at the problem rental property to address the issue. Chatt said he realized the database may not be complete, considering some vacation property owners dont live nearby and dont retain a property manager. However, SueLynn said, not being on the database may help identify property owners who are avoiding the 5 percent Manatee County resort tax on rentals of six months or less. and they are interested in identifying owners or managers avoiding the tax. determine if the resort tax is being paid, or if the rental property is homesteaded, she observed. The tax collector works with the property appraiser to detect homestead exemption abuse. SueLynn said the rental agreement will only be effective if all vacation rental property managers and owners implement and enforce the agreement. If everybody in the vacation property management industry has the same rules and follow the same best practices, there will be no excuse for any disturbing the peace incidents, or anyone claiming ignorance of the rules for renters, Chatt said. The push for strict rental rules began when residents in both Holmes Beach and Anna Maria complained to their cities of loud, late-night parties, trash left at the curb too long and streets crowded by parking. SueLynn volunteered to work on a best practices agreement that all vacation rental property managers and owners and renters could endorse and follow. While there may always be an occasional obnoxious renter or party group, Mike Coleman of Pine Avenue Restoration, said the best way for vacationers to understand Anna Maria Island is not a party destination is word of mouth. Let a few people get evicted and people will learn quickly this is not the place for partygoers, he said. SueLynn agreed. This is not a party destination, but a few people who dont care about the Island have caused an occasional hiccup. Were dealing with the problem, she said. She recommended the party vacationers go to Panama City, Fort Lauderdale or South Beach. Just dont come here. WwwWW .ISLANDER.ORG

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He and his copilot dropped the helicopter to about 200 feet above the water to get a better look. I saw two massive pods of sea turtles, with about 60-100 sea turtles in each pod, said Cairns. They were moving very slowly. They were all the same color and they were all moving in the same direction. Cairns said he couldnt resist making a few more passes over a sight few people get to see. When I looked down I just couldnt get a grasp on what I was seeing, he said. We circled back several times and it was just the most amazing thing I ever saw in my life. Anna Maria Island Sea Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox said she isnt surprised that the turtles are already in the area. We feel the unusually warm waters is going to lead to early nesting, said Fox who noted the sighting was a clear indication of mating. Sea turtles are normally not very social animals, she said. However, when the girls start waving at the sailors and winking, you know what that means. Its mating time. While it is rare for the average person to see the mating habits of sea turtles, maritime regulars and sea turtle experts have seen these patterns before. I remember, about 15 years ago they had so many matings in the entrance of the St. Johns River, right in the middle of the shipping canal, said Fox, the freighters were not sure how to get around them. The Coast Guard was called in, and hung off their bows with poles so they could move the turtles softly aside, trying not to disturb them. only loggerhead turtles nest on AMI beaches. They come ashore after dark and look for sandy conditions to nest on the beach. The sparkle of moon and stars on the water then guide them back to their habitat. Fox said that May is typically a slower month than June, but action on the beaches this May could get busier than usual with ideal conditions already in place for mating turtles.AMITW to receive inaugural Blue Dolphin AwardBy Mark Young Islander Reporter The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program has selected Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring as one of its inaugural Blue Dolphin Award winners. The award will be presented to the group at a private ceremony April 4. Five different groups and individuals were selected for the award, to be presented at the Crosley Estate Mansion. The award recognizes local champions of Sarasota Bay and the SBEPs mission to restore and protect the bay throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said the award is something positive to build on, and she was especially thrilled its being presented to the organization. What really tickles me about it is that sometimes everyone wants to focus on me, and its not about me, said Fox. Its about all of these volunteers that I direct. Im really proud that this award recognizes the whole group. Fox said the progress of AMITW over the years could not have been made without the volunteers. I feel like I have 87 kids, she said. Im just thrilled with this group and every single one of them are very personal to me. They are a cool group of people. They are fun, they are excited, and are very passionate about what we do. Fox has recently returned from two sea turtle conferences. She attended one conference at Jekyll Island, Ga., at the end of January, and was in Gainesville the weekend of Feb. 18-19, attending a conference required by the state to maintain her federal permit. Fox gave a presentation titled Flippers and Feathers at the Jekyll Island conference, that ties together the common ground between turtle and bird groups. All of the grants I write are for educating, she said. The nesting tours are the biggest one. They are free, and well take anyone who wants to go to educate people. Now the education will focus on how to mix turtles, people and birds. who noted that her data on Anna Maria Island is included in multiple studies. would never have the money to have them done ourselves, she said. I can go to one spot and listen to 10 studies that include our data. one that determined darker sand beaches produce more females than males, and a light study that concluded additional city lights are not only bad for turtles, but for insect species and frog mating. Nesting season begins anew May 1 on Anna Maria Island, and AMITW will hold a volunteer training meeting 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Holmes Beach City Hall.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 11 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 BB city pier team eyes more renovationAging pilings support the Historic Bridge Street Pier under and around Rotten Ralphs Restaurant. The Bradenton Beach City Pier Team is working toward replacing some degraded pilings, which have been supporting the pier since 1977. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Discussion on performing new construction work to the Historic Bridge Street Pier is moving quickly toward action. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale, facilitator of the city pier team, addressed the Community Redevelopment Agency at its Feb. 29 meeting, saying it needs to proceed with replacing degrading pilings under the pier. What we will need to do is get together in a workshop to take care of a couple of issues, said Speciale. We need to discuss changing pilings out, whether we will use wood, try to sleeve them or put concrete pilings back in there. The city pier project will need to be in cooperation with the CRA, as it will be CRA funds that pay for the project. Future renovations planned for the pier include new decking, but everyone agreed that the pilings are a priortable, as a means to limit costs. Bradenton Beach city clerk Nora Idso said the CRA has $400,000 that could be put toward the pier renovation. So ($400,000) will dictate what we do, said Speciale. The time has come and we need to do this. Tom (Woodard, public works director) has been band-aiding this pier for years. CRA members agreed to meet with the city pier team, which also met March 1 at Bradenton Beach City Hall. Speciale announced to his team the upcoming meeting with CRA and said the focus of the city pier team must be on moving forward with the piling project. Speciale recommended the city pier team begin to meet twice a month, rather than once a month, and once the project actually begins, to increase meetings to once a week. We really need to start thinking of putting all of our efforts into the scope of the work of what we want to do with the pier, he said. Associated costs for materials may dictate major changes to the pier in the future. bert told the pier team. Those pilings in now have been in since 1977. One thing to consider when deciding on types of materials is that the quality of yellow pine today is not what it was 20 years ago. The team will begin compiling pricing on wood, composite or concrete materials, and will take into consideration the lifespan of each material. Right now, we just want to bring a price to the com mission and get their opinion, said Speciale. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said she favors using composite materials for the decking. It lasts forever, but gets very hot, which will make it difficult in the summer. The team is considering removing the T-end of the city pier to bring down costs, but keeping the option open to do the project in phases, and possibly reinstalling the T-end when funding becomes available. Once the team has compiled information needed for commissioners to make an informed decision on how to proceed, the team will present its proposal to the commission. Lets concentrate on getting all of this information together, said Speciale. Well keep building on it and go from there. The CRA district within the city was established about 18 years ago to revitalize what was deemed a blighted area of the city. The CRA is a tool to dedicate certain property tax dollars for revitalization within the district.

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12 MARCH 7, 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 CANDLE S LOCALLY MADE TREASURES Do you have a decorating, designing or styling dilemma? Free help is here! LADIES NITE OUTEvery Thursday Evening 5-8 PM Come Join us for refreshments.Bring photos/questions of your dilemma and we will help. Also, sign up for a FREE in-home consultation to be drawn at the end of every month. Bridge Street InteriorsCelebrating 10 years! Monday Saturday 10-5 / Sunday 10-3 www.bridgestreetinteriors.com debbridgestreetinteriors@yahoo.com Do you have a decorating, designing or styling dilemma? Free help is here! at www.islander.orgAudubon to hold seaside shorebird workshop If you love all those little shorebirds at the beach, yet cant identify them, this workshop is for you. Manatee County Audubon Society is hosting a seaside workshop on shorebirds that will be led by Rick Greenspun Saturday, March 10. The workshop begins at 8 a.m. at the Cypress Street beach access, Anna Maria. A $5 fee applies for Manatee Audubon members, $10 to non-members. For more information, call 941-729-2222 or go online at www.manateeaudubon.org.Learning academy announces spring classes Spiritual psychology, meditation and poetry courses sponsored by the Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria Island are set to begin in March at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays, March 12-April 23 Spiritual Psychology, a study of human nature beyond the reach of people as objects, led by Peter Mermin, who holds a bachelors of arts in philosophy from Antioch College, a masters degree in psychology from the New School of Social Research and a doctorate in psychology from Union Institute in Cincinnati. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 14-May 2 Meditation, a class for all levels seeking to increase clarity and objectivity, and discover inner qualities of joyfulness, wisdom and others, led by Robert Weston, a recent settler in Holmes Beach and former human resources professional in the Silicon Valley with a doctorate from Stanford. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 15-May 3 The Enjoyment of Poetry will explore and discuss poetry selections and writing techniques with David Rice, who has degrees from Yale and Wesleyan. Rice is a U.S. Marine and winter resident who volunteers at the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez. Each course costs $65 for the eight-week session, and will be held at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. To register, go online at www.lla-sm.org. For more information, call 941-359-4296.Avast! Privateers to raise booty at market The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host its Thieves Market and Bake Sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Vendors will be selling baked goods, fresh produce, housewares, tools, jewelry and antiques, collectibles, toys and more. At the pirate ship Scullywag, the Privateers will be grilling burgers and dogs, and Big Johns Famous Barbecue will be available for purchase. A bake sale will include a popular item from past sales: Kentucky bourbon pecan pies. Proceeds from food sales will go to the Privateers local high school students. Vendor spaces are available for $25 for both the April 14. For more information, call Mary Woodstock Zuchniewicz at 941-722-3212 or go online to www.amiprivateers.org.Tour will feature Island homes, boutique Distinctive homes with elegant interiors and stunning waterfront views are the promised features of the 10 a.m.-to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 19th Annual Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes. Acclaimed by decorators and past attendees from throughout the west coast of Florida, the 2012 tour includes select properties in the cities of Anna Maria and interior decorating and entertainment ideas. Community Center. The tour of homes is expected to draw thousands of people to Anna Maria Island for the one-day event. Anna Maria General Store and Deli is the tours boutique sponsor. The boutique offers original arts and crafts and culinary delights, as well as chances to win a custom quilt entitled Birds of Paradise, handcrafted by the Eyeland Needlers. The main event sponsor is Beach to Bay Construction, the quilt sponsor is Green Real Estate and media sponsors include the Bradenton Herald and The Islander. Tickets are available for $20 at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and various outlets. For more information, call Sandee Pruett of the center at 941-778-1908 or e-mail sandee@myamicc.com. Volunteers needed Do you like to bake or greet people? Organizers of the March 17, 19th Annual Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes, are looking for volunteers to help with the tour. Baked goods, jams and jellies are needed for the boutique sale, and donors should drop off goodies by noon, Thursday, March 15, labeled with the item name and ingredients at the Anna Maria Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Volunteers interested in helping with directing parking on March 17 are needed for morning and afternoon shifts. Anyone interested can e-mail Paul Kelly at pgkelly@tampabay.rr.com. Also needed are volunteers to help at the six homes on the tour. Volunteers will help ensure that home tours run smoothly. Shifts available are 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. and 12:45-4 p.m. If interested, call Sherry Oehler at 941-778-6544.Artist to demonstrate mixedmedia painting stration 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 10. Artist Barbara Orear will show her mixed-media techniques at 941-778-6648 or go online at www. islandgallerywest.com. Islander Courtesy Photo Power squadron offers education seminars The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron will host two boating education seminars in March. A charting seminar to learn how to read and use charts will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. A GPS seminar will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. All classes are held at the squadron building, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Pre-registration is required, and each course costs $10. For more information or to register, call Walter Haug or Gloria Potter at 941-795-0482.Roser thrift shop hosts style show The Roser Church Guild Thrift Shop will present its annual style show and luncheon at noon March 13 in the Roser Memorial Church Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. All clothes featured in the show will be from the Roser thrift shop, and modeled by guild volunteers. The luncheon and style show is open to the public. The cost for the event is $5. Reservations should be made by March 11 by calling Margo Kingsley at 941-778-4570. A Hair Day Salon Haircuts ~Perms~Color~Frost~Roller Set Owner/Stylist Faith ~ Stylist Mary

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 13 Island happenings 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! Wine tasting for AMICC Harrys Continental Kitchens Gourmet Deli and Wine Shop, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key, will host a wine tasting event 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March munity Center. The event will feature wines from around the world, as well as foods prepared by Harrys culinary staff. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Harrys Continental Kitchen at 941-383-0777. .com941-778-2711 Senior Joey Weekend Springfest offers art for all tastesLBK church sale fundraiser, too Christ Church of Longboat Key, 6400 Gulf Drive, Longboat Key, will hold a missions fundraising sale 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. The sale will include bargains on clothing, jewelry, housewares, electronics, furniture, books and more. For information, contact Vivian Chester at 941-9618659.LBK preserve cleanup seeks volunteers Bay Guardian volunteers with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and guides will gather 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Quick Point Preserve, 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, to remove debris and invasive plants. Quick Point is a 34-acre preserve with 3,000 feet of shoreline. Paved trails and boardwalks provide access to the man-made tidal lagoons. Guides will offer insights into the preserve and its wildlife at the cleanup, and lunch will be provided. To learn more about the Sarasota Bay Guardians or to volunteer, contact Sara Kane, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Public Outreach Coordinator at 941-955-8085 or e-mail sara@sarasotabay.org. To learn more about the program, go online to www.sarasotabay.org.Church plans St. Pattys Day party St. Bernard Catholic Church is celebrating St. Patricks Day with a dinner and dance Saturday, March 17, at the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Entertainment will feature live music by soulRcoaster. Social hour begins at 6 p.m, dinner and dancing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes a corned beef dinner with all the trimmings, beer, wine, soda and drink setups. For tickets or more information, call 941-730-2995 or 9410-778-4769. Megan Callaghan and Lucas Haney were married Oct.15 on the beach at the Longboat Key Hilton. The Md., while her husband serves in the U.S. Navy in Bahrain. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Michelangelo once said, A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. Perhaps the same philosophy applies to those art lovers who look at art with their soul, and not with their eyes. Of most things that encompass an individuals taste, art is the most subjective, and the most personal to many. Whether that taste involves many mediums or just work they enjoy at the 24th annual Springfest Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11, at the Holmes Beach Artists representing 18 different states and a variety of genres will display their work. Admission is free. The event also will feature live entertainment from local bands, and food vendors will be on hand to satisfy a variety of tastes. Festival organizers with the Anna Maria Island Art League say art lovers can discover high-quality art for sale at reasonable cost. Approximately 100 artists out of 150 applications have been selected to show their work. They will not only be selling their work, but competing against one another for a $2,500 cash prize. The artists will be judged by associate executive director of the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Ken Hannon, who also is an accomplished artist. Hannon was formerly an artist-in-residence at Hortobagyi Alkototabor, Hungary, and the Union of Polish Artists/Photographers in Kielce, Poland. Hannon has judged many art shows, and has displayed his own work in multiple exhibitions in Michigan and Florida. Performing live music at this years festival will be the Hurricanes, State Road 64, the Bontrager Sisters and the Anderson Brothers. Festival activities include a chance drawing held Sunday afternoon for artwork donated by the festival artists. Tickets are $1 or $5 for six. The festival also features the Young at Art exhibit, which includes work by elementaryto high schoolaged artists from across Manatee County. pers look over the art in a booth at the ments, music and a student show takes place March 10-11 Beach City Hall. Islander File Photo

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14 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, March 7 6 p.m. Lenten Soup Supper and Study of the Prodigal Son, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., 941-778-0414. Saturday, March 10 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market and Bake Sale, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-7223212. 8 a.m. Manatee County Audubon Society workshop on shorebirds at Cypress Street beach access, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-729-2222. 10 a.m.-noon Island Gallery West mixed-media demonstration. Information: 941-778-6648. Tuesday, March 13 Noon Roser Church Guild Thrift Shop annual style show and luncheon at Roser Church Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine Ave. Reservations required. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4570. 8 p.m. for American Cancer Society, 10009 Gulf Drive. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181. Ongoing: BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 941-778-4400. nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. chants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-906-0668. 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915. tions. Information: 941-962-8835. the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853. Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668. Off-Island Thursday, March 8-Sunday, March 11 Times vary AIDA at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., downtown Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. Friday, March 9-Saturday, March 10 10 a.m. 4p.m. The Fine Art Society of Sarasota Creators and Collectors Suncoast Art Show, self-guided studio tours, gallery exhibition at the Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-330-0680. Coming up: rant, Bradenton Beach. Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Church. sales event. Save the Date: Center. ebration, Holmes Beach. 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. AUTO/BO AT M-F 9 AM TO 5 PM 9908 GULF DRIVE, ANNA MARIA WWW INSURANCE BROKERAGE 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 The Reverend Ray Woody Director of Music: Dan HoffmanSermon A Commandment from Calcutta Love is the doctrine of this church...Come join us as you travel your journey of faith. 10 a.m. Worship Service Classical and Pop Music Concert with Katherine Alexandra and Alex Dilan 4 p.m. Sunday March 25 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.islandchapel.com The community church on Longboat Key CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Two-day art tour features studios, Island artists Janet Aubry invites customers to the Sandbar Resnew painting by Bob Brown, hung last week in the restaurant. Brown, a resident artist at the Studio at tors gallery exhibit. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy The Fine Art Society of Sarasota is sponsoring a two-day self-guided tour of more than 1,000 works of art by 17 artists. The Suncoast art event will sprawl across Sarasota 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, from University Parkway to Clark Road. The Societys Creators and Collectors event a Ringling College of Art and Design gallery exhibit for 12 artists, including three with ties to Anna Maria Island. Tourgoers will have the opportunity to meet the featured artists and see where and how they create their art in their studios. Some art will be offered for sale. Artists on the studio tour include international photographer Giovanni Lunardi; Sarasota legacy-painter Joseph Melancon; international multi-media painter Andrea Dasha Reich; ceramic and metal sculptor Adam Todd; and artist/printmaker Nancy Turner. The companion gallery exhibit will feature contemporary painter Bob Brown, a resident artist of the creates baskets, jewelry and sculptures and is a member of Island Gallery West; and plique-a-jour enamel artist Phil Karp. Other artists in the gallery exhibit include Elena De La Ville, Kris Parins, Sally Sloan, Jo Prioetti, Renee J. Davis, Liana Martin, Barbara F. Page and Linda Tilson. Brown will open a show of his new work at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, later in March. Through a partnership with RCAD, artwork of students and alumni also will be on display at the gallery. And artists will demonstrate work both days at the gallery exhibit. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and can be purchased online at www.FineArtsSarasota.com, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets purchased on or after March 4 must be picked up at the Ringling College Student Center, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-330-0680.

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Tickets for open seating are $15 and are available at Creations by L, 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The theater is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at 941779-2181.Dog Days arrive at De Soto park De Soto National Memorial will host Dog Days at De Soto 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Park visitors are encouraged to leash up their dogs and enjoy a day of activities and demonstrations, and to collect information promoting safe and healthy canine companions. Several partners will participate in supporting mans best friend to offer the following: Information on Dog Adoptions Visitors inter ested in adopting dogs who need a good home can visit with representatives from the Bishop Animal Shelter and the humane societies of both Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Promoting Your Pets Health Dr. Luke Berglund of Beach Veterinary Clinic, Cortez, will offer advice on your pets health at our Ask your Vet booth. Kids Activities The kids will enjoy visiting the Reading Fur Fun book nook hosted by the Humane Society of Sarasota, where kids can snuggle up to a canine pal and read aloud from books on hand. FoodAmerican Dream Hot Dog Carts will be under the main tent, where visitors can take a break and grab a dog for lunch. All events and activities are free at De Soto National Memorial. Activities are subject to change due to weather. Leashed and well-behaved pets are welcome at the park. De Soto National Memorial is open seven days a week at 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. The Visitor Center operates 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Park grounds are open sunrise-sunset. For information go online to www.nps.gov/deso or call 941-792-0458. The Solid Gold Cadillac opens March 15 By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A tale of corporate shenanigans and a feisty minority shareholder, The Solid Gold Cadillac, opens Thursday, March 15, at the Island Players in Anna Maria. Having worked with the cast members in other shows, Director Mike Lusk will make his directorial debut at the local playhouse. His cast includes James Thaggard as narrator, Rich Kopp as Blessington, Vinnie Conte as Metcalf, Tal Reeve as Gillie, Herb Stump as Snell, Robin Rhodes as Mrs. Par tride, Diane Phinnie as Miss Shotgrave, Laura Morales as Martha Jenkins and Miss Logan, Rita Lamoreux as Miss LArriere and Mark Shoemaker as McKeever. The Solid Gold Cadillac was a 1950s Broadway hit, written by Howard Teichmann and George F. Kaufman, that became a 1956 movie starring Judy Holiday. Bringing it home to a community theater stage, Lusk General Products, having as its corporate motto: If they dont make it, theres no money in it, he said. With corporate greed is its focal point, Lusk describes the play as a light-hearted comedy, both timely and timeless. It wasnt new in the 1950s and its not new now, he said, in view of the recent Occupy Wall Street movement and the mortgage banking crisis. Lusk complimented the cast and crew, which includes stage managers Bobbie Berger and Ruth Stevens, saying the members all work well together. The Solid Gold Cadillac runs through Thursday, April 1, at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For information or ticketing, call the box office Monday through Saturday 9 a..m.-1 p.m. and one hour before performances at 941-778-5755. Co-producers sought Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players, an auxiliary group supporting Anna Maria Islands community theater, recently funded $1,500 for the Island Players production of The Solid Gold Cadillac, which opens March 15. The donation resulted from a silent auction in November, according to its president, Nancy Ambrose. Were always looking for co-producers to help produce the plays. Its a lot of expense, said Ambrose. She encourages others in the community individuassisting an Island Players production. Theres a lot of publicity and your name on the answering machine, Ambrose added. In addition to funding the theater, other volunteer opportunities are available. The Off Stage Ladies usher at performances, purchase needed items for the playhouse, and provide dinner for participants on what is known as long Sunday, the Sunday rehearsal before the opening. The group holds monthly luncheon meetings at local restaurants, an opportunity to socialize, she said. For more information, contact Ambrose at 941-7992181 or Dolores Harrell at 941-778-3959.

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The variety of recipes is as varied as the types of cheeses available. Its a dish chefs take pride in, and a half dozen cooks put their recipes to the test at the Feb. 25 Bridge Street Market mac-and-cheese challenge, sponsored by the Bridge Street Merchants Association. Vying for bragging rights were owner of Bridge Street Bazaar Jake Spooner, Lorraine Jordan, and chefs from Slims Place, Bridge Street Bistro, Rotten Ralphs and Banana Cabana. According to Bridge Street Market manager Melissa Enders, the monthly food challenge at the market is developing a life of its own. Shes gathering ideas for future challenges. We chose mac and cheese because of popular demand, said Enders. I had a lot people suggest this challenge, and we are getting a lot of other suggestions that we are just running with. Enders said the challenge popularity is evident by the number of tasters, each donating $5 to sample the items served before voting for a favorite. The public loves the challenges, said Enders. Many tourists have complimented the idea of the food challenge and have said they will take the idea back to the charities they support at home. Also, the charities I have chosen cannot believe the response we have had. The proceeds go to a selected charity each month. The mac-and-cheese challenge raised $535 for Manatee Children Services, an agency dedicated to child abuse prevention and intervention. The market is gearing up for its next challenge, Sunday, March 11. Enders said Marchs challenge will organization that works with people who have Downs Syndrome. I chose this charity because the month of March is Downs Syndrome awareness month, she said. The chefs are thrilled to be able to contribute to these charities and donate all the proceeds to them. While the charities are the big winners, there is a matter of bragging rights to resolve. Slims Place took second place, and Banana Cabana claiming third. The March 11 hot wing challenge will begin at judged. The market is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday, at 107 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. For information on the contest or vendor opportunities, call Enders at 215-906-0668. nesting at Seabreeze Mobile Estates in Bradenton, which sold out early, as well as baked goods and other items. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Memorial Community Church Guild, present $300 to contribute Hunger Funds at meetings throughout the Anna Maria Island. Islander Courtesy Photo

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 17 Peruse our great collection of vintage hats DAILY Noon-4, SUNDAY Noon-2 Tuesday by chance or by appointment Spring is here! Its time to spring into some of these else. It feels good to shop local and buy local. So put some spring in your step as you visit Plus Sizes and More is offering Islander readers $5 off any purchase of $25 or more. Its not too soon to get your Easter wear, and Plus has what you need for your spring holiday. Mary Kay carries gently worn clothing for sizes 14 and up, everything from casual to formal, accessories, too! You also can get a new Avon brochure at Plus Sizes. Giving Back in Holmes Beach has expanded space and a larger variety of items, art, furnishings and accessories for your home. And remember, when you shop at Giving Back, you get some awesome deals and you give back, because all proceeds go to local charities. Steffs Stuff on Longboat Key has moved to the Centre Shops at mid-key. Shes excited about the new digs and has a new restyled store and lots of new invenher at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than 50 dealers offering vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass and everything antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of the areas top stops, and we always enjoy shopping the unique offerings. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Antiques is holding a linen sale because Nancy has entirely too much inventory. All linen is 20 percent off, but only through March 13. Shes also heading to North Carolina and will be bringing back huge supplies. Rosie has an amazing collection of vintage swimsuits and Hawaiian shirts. Get your beach party going on! Tide and Moon moved in January to the perfect spot on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria, where they just obtained a shipment of jewelry of Atocha treasure coins. And remember, only Tide and Moon has Lauras original handcrafted Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant. What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment are looking for every time they visit. With more than 1,000 consignors and loads of appointments each day, the shop is constantly changing. Check it out, and youll be saying Wow, What a Find! Community Thrift Shop has an awesome collection or less. Why shop the malls when the thrift shop is just around the corner, open six days a week? Happy sunny days and happy shopping... Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vi ntage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Av e. E. 941-708-0913CobwebsAntiques and More ART AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Art League941-320-1786 Tiki & Kittys S S Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store 5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-2 What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Steffs Stuff Antiques & Treasures LCBUY~SELL~CONSIGNMENT941.383.1901rive Unit 101 L Jewelry Check out my new location! Now carrying authentic sterling coin jewelry from the Atocha treasures. Check out my new location! Check out my new location! Now carrying authentic sterling coin jewelry from the Atocha treasures. Tide and Moon Mention this ad for an additional$5 OFF Arts xs 3LEFT: Patricia Townsend poses her watercolor Trees in the Anna Maria Island Art League Student Show. Townsend and other reception at the league gallery. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy her window display at the Island March 2 at a reception at IGW.

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LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS Island PEST and TERMITE CONTROL INC. l l s mail@islandpestandtermitecontrol.comwww.islandpestandtermite.com Sarasota 941-365-2893 Beach 941-778-1337 fax 941-778-3285 Bradenton 941-794-1005 Brandon 813-643-0200 fax 813-643-0595 Port Charlotte 941-625-6887t ]uSign up for either Drywood or Subterranean Termite Guarantee and receive up to an instant $600 discount! Call immediately. Only the rst 500 customers are eligible! We now accept Discover Card. P EST a n CO NTR O Maritime learning offered at museum The Lifelong Learning Academy will present a series of speakers on the history of maritime activities in Manatee County 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays, March 12-April 16, at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. The class will feature local experts in various areas The history of Cortez, once the largest commercial waterfront, will be presented by D. M. Sam Bell. Since off Cortez. Bell is a volunteer docent at the Florida Maritime Museum who has helped organize the museum from its inception. Karen Bell, manager of A.P. Bell Fish and owner of Star Fish Co. market and restaurant in Cortez, will industry includes crabs and the harvest of mullet roe for export, particularly to Far East markets. The history and art of wooden boat building will be He will explain the design, techniques and materials used in manufacturing wooden boats. Pitt is the manager of the wooden boat shop at the Florida Maritime Museum. Jeff Moates will share his knowledge and extensive research on shipwrecks on Floridas west coast. Moates is an archeologist with the Florida Department of Archeology assigned to the University of South Florida, and former curator at the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez. Karen Riley-Love will speak on the operation of a maritime museum from site selection and exhibits to daily operations. Riley-Love is the site manager of the Maritime Museum, which is managed by the Manatee owned historical sites. Sissy Quinn will present the history of Anna Maria Island. Quinn is a Anna Maria resident who chaired the 100th anniversary celebration of the Anna Maria City Pier. Quinn has done extensive research into the Islands as a holiday resort through to present day. Cost of the series is $65. For registration information, call Karen Riley-Love at 941-708-6120 or e-mail karen.rileylove@manateeclerk.com.HBPD of cer of year loves work, community, kids at Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter munity and the students at Anna Maria Elementary School. His positive attitude was so apparent, he was nominated Feb. 22 by the Holmes Beach Police Department Award. Copeman is the departments Anna Maria Elemengrade Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, and speaks on literacy, safety and at career days, and more. His time is evenly split between the school and community patrols, he says. But unlike the people who dont always want to see him on the regular calls, the students are always happy to see me. Copeman believes hes reaching the students about the risks of drugs and alcohol by making learning fun. Sometimes, he says, the teacher may be cringing in the corner, due to the noise and commotion we create. But, its OK. I like to make it a fun atmosphere. I love hanging out with the kids, teaching, he said. Drive with help from dispatchers on most school days, he said. Hes been doing this for about four years, and the students know him by name. Officer Copeman is known for his outstanding attitude and dedication to both the school and our community, said Holmes Police Chief Jay Romine in his nomination letter to the 100 Club. He added Copeman understands how vital it is to be a positive role model for the students. The Manatee County 100 Club annually bestows award dinner. Manatee County law enforcement agencies typically nominate one award recipient from each of their departments, and the club selects a winner. Romine said Copeman has built an outstanding rapport with students and school staff, and that he often volunteers his own time for school activities. Copeman started with the citys police force in 2005 after serving with the Manatee County Sheriffs tutes Police Academy. He is a lifelong Manatee County resident, having attended Palma Sola Elementary, King Middle and Manatee High schools. And hes raising a family of his own. About the award, Copeman said, its a very nice surprise.FISH members look ahead to 2013 festivalBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Sometimes the best way to move forward is to take a good look at the road traveled. Such was the case for the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board of directors, at a special Feb. 29 meeting to review the 2012 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival at Fishermens Hall in Cortez. Attendance and overall revenue were reported down from the 2011 event, according to FISH president Kim McVey, who said there was a 27 percent drop in overall revenue. When asked where she thought the revenue suffered, McVey said, We need to have some discussions about that. Visual attendance appeared to be really high on Saturday, but was really slow on Sunday. McVey said she estimated a drop off in overall attendance at approximately 30 percent, which would coincide with the drop in revenue. Id say Saturday was probably about the same as last year, more than 10,000 people, but Im going to say Sunday was about 4,000-5,000, she said. Board members observed there appeared to be more children this year. Most vendors reported good sales, with the exception of the food vendors. McVey said food vendor locations need to be addressed before next years event. Parking issues, better signage for the bus stop, getting entertainers to and from their venues and maintaining gates at the water accesses were discussed. Proceeds from the festival funds go toward restoration and maintenance of the 95-acre FISH preserve. There was a general consensus of the board to return the festival back to its roots, and focus more on why the It began in the 1980s with the purpose of educating board would like to see that focus return.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 19 A/C CONTRACTOR TACKLING UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEMNow Hiring Installer/Trainee More than 1-million people are out of work in our state. Thats an unemployment rate of 12 percent. It isnt any higher than last month but its not going says there are jobs out there! In fact the company is looking to hire an installer/trainee. Are you looking for a job? ppli com. A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPP LY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304March Conservation Tip: Keep irrigation frequency to once per week. CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr Tune-Ups, Brakes & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria nal mischief. While on beach patrol, a Manatee County the listed address. The complainant reported a broken deputy reported the window appeared hit by a sledgehammer, although the inner pane was still intact. The deputy reported an unknown person had to climb the balcony, get up on the deck wall, jump over to the balcony and ager informed law enforcement that the damage had occurred sometime earlier, and had not been reported to law enforcement. The property manager stated he was waiting on a replacement window pane. No action was taken due to the length of time since the incident occurred. unoccupied dwelling/grand theft. Unknown suspects entered the carport of a two-story residence. Fishing equipment was reported stolen. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach responded to a burglary call where they were told by the victim that the break-in of the residence had occurred two weeks earlier. According to the report, unknown suspects forced entry through the back door. The victim said nothlaw enforcement. responded to a call of a stolen gold ring. The female complainant told police the ring belonged to her mother and said weekend guests may have taken the ring. The victim reported she allowed a couple to stay with her overnight. The following day, she said, she discovered the ring was missing from her bathroom. The names of the guests were provided to the police for follow up. responded to a report of a stolen bike. The victim said when she left home in the morning, her bike was located at the front of her garage, but she returned that night to with white lettering with a bent metal basket. incident. A worker at a local business reported to police her car was missing from where she normally parks. Her listed address. Upon investigating, police learned the complainants drivers license was suspended. She was advised not to drive her vehicle.Roadwatch, March 7-13 The Florida Department of Transportation repair project to the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789 continues, and lane closures will only occur 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, a DOT press release said. Contractor Quinn Construction Co. Inc. is working the release. Over-size vehicles are banned from using the bridge because the travel lanes have been reduced from 12 feet wide to 10 feet during the project. The DOT said the ban would likely remain in effect until work is completed late this spring. The west sidewalk is closed, but pedestrians can use the east sidewalk during the project. The west sidewalk is expected to open in about two to three weeks, the DOT said. The draw will open for boaters on demand. The DOT also has closed the area on Greer Island often called Beer Can Island to pedestrians and boaters during the project. The DOT cited safety concerns and liability as factors in its decision to close that part of the beach. Completion of the project is expected in spring 2012. The DOT said it will perform routine maintenance work on the Cortez Bridge for the next several weeks, The maintenance project is expected to end in late March, the DOT said in its press release. In the Cortez area, motorists can expect DOT intermittent westbound lane closures at night on State Road 684/Cortez Road from 127th Street West in Cortez to 51st Street West in Bradenton as workers repair and replace drainage inlets and pipes. The work will take place 8:30 p.m.-6 a.m. weekdays, Motorists are advised to drive with caution in project areas. vehicle. Police responded to two vehicle burglaries. Both victims said the burglaries occurred the prior night. Both victims reported their vehicles were locked, and the only item taken was a pair of prescription sunglasses. Police observed a possible entry point to one of the vehicles as a cracked seal in one of the windows. Police were able structure. While on patrol, police observed a suspect from an earlier burglary involving a stolen yellow bicycle. Police stopped the suspect for questioning. During questioning, the suspect changed his story several times as to how he had come into possession of the bicycle. The arrested and the bicycle was returned to its owner. responded to a possible missing woman. The husband told police he and his wife were on a walk, but the wife had become tired. She stopped to rest while the husband continued his walk. Upon his return, he could not locate his wife. The wife was then found seated in a lawn chair on the nearby beach. Maria Island Bridge this week and the north pedesmaintenance to be completed by March 31, and no lane closures are planned. 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22 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER 11:30 TRY OUR NEW BRUSCHETTA & WINE BAR! STROMBOLI, PIZZA & CALZONES! FULL-SERVICE DINNER Weddings, too! AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE 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. 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 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 Paradise has a soundtrack come hear it LIVE! TUESDAY Feeling Swell 7-10 THURSDAY Kathleen D Sail @5. Reservations: 941-870-4349 FRIDAY @ AMI Beach Cafe 5:30-10, featuring Drum Circle @ 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, HB. REAL British Fish & Chips REAL Fun Entertainment! Eat like a fish, drink like a Brit at Pelican Petes! Mon @ 7: Dixieland Jazz is back! Tue @ 7 Rock n Roll Wed @ 7.30: The Wheedles Thur @ 6.30: Gumbo Boogie Band Fri @ 8: KAR AOK E with Jim & Dee S at @ 6:30: Don Hunsinger Sun @ 6:30 Island Swing Band Eat like Eat like drink like drink like drink like a Brit at a Brit at a Brit at a Brit at Pelican Pelican No School: Spring Break. Monday-Friday, March 12-16Bottles, decorators needed for spring eventAME calendar Show. munity Center. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525. water bottles, are needed to decorate the Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization April 28 Spring Fling. The event decorations committee is seeking bottle donations plain or decorated by April 25. Islander Photo: Amy Talucci Springing into its 1960s theme the Earth-loving flower-child movement Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is looking for empty plastic bottles of all colors, shapes and sizes, for its spring party decorations. The AME-PTO Spring Fling decorations committee is pleading for donated plastic bottles, painted or not, by April 25. According to decorating committee chair Amy Talucci, interested donors can check out the Facebook page, AME Spring Fling recycles, for details on decorations and the event. I hope that those who want to donate bottles or help out, with cutting and painting bottles, can to go to that page, said Talucci. The Spring Fling will be held 6-11 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. For more information, call Talucci at 941-812-7253 or e-mail her at islandlifeinfo@gmail.com. Emily Turner-Leathem guest stars at AME Read Across America as the Cat in the Hat.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 23 VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG (941) 778-6641(941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FULL LIQUOR AND DINING SERVICE Come check out our super NEW menu! WELL BLOW YOU AWAY! 941.778.5788 Check out our daily specials Were more than just burgers! CHECK US OUT! www. islander.orgUseful tools and links, fun stuff, and important info and important info NEW Sidewalk Caf Seating NOW OPENDownstairs at the Bridge Street Bistro on the roundabout! DAILY SPECIALS MONDAY: $5 Burger, $1.50 Bud Draft, $3 Whiskey & CokeTUESDAY: 50 Wings, $1.50 Drafts, $3 Blue WhaleWEDNESDAY: $3 Coronas. LADIES NIGHT: THURSDAY: $1.50 Draft, $5 Frozen DrinksSUNDAY the planet? Build Your Own LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NEVER A COVER ISLAND TIME BAR AND GRILL AL FRESCO drinks & dining SERVICE INDUSTRY NIGHTS WELL DRINKS & HOUSE WINE AME, friends take part in reading day organized the schoolwide event.Calling all AME talent Hey kids! Can you sing, dance or play an instrument? How about act, tumble, juggle or maybe work a little magic? Heres your chance to showcase your act. Anna Maria Elementary School is looking for stuto show off their special talents. The AME Talent Show will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the school auditorium, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The AME-Parent Teacher Organization dinner will take place in the cafeteria at 5 p.m. before the school talent show. Talent show tryouts open to all AME students, and Wednesday, March 20-21, in the auditorium. For audition information, call the school administraManatee High drum corps, athletic teams and cheerleaders to read to classes and community centers participate. Islander Photos: Karen Riley-Love Read Across America. Say cheeseburgerAnna Maria Elementary teacher Maureen Loveland poses with iconic school caboose picture. Photographers were on campus at AME and class photos. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

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24 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointment 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 marinedocktor@msn.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock! Prices start at just $15/hour pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Captain Don MeilnerHave fun c rs! Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O 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 March 7 11:31 1.5 11:21 2.0 5:11 -0.2 5:00 0.3 March 8 11:49 1.7 5:40 0.0 5:47 0.0 Full March 9 12:11 1.9 12:12 1.9 6:08 0.2 6:35 -0.2 March 10 1:04 1.7 12:39 2.1 6:34 0.4 7:28 -0.3 March 11 3:01 1.5 2:11 2.2 7:58 0.6 9:26 -0.4 March 12 4:09 1.2 2:49 2.3 8:19 0.8 10:34 -0.3 March 13 5:46 1.0 3:34 2.3 8:30 0.9 11:54 -0.3 March 14 4:31 2.2 Kathleen DSailing CatamaranDaily Sunset & Day Sails / Private Charters Departing from downtown Bradenton Sail & Dine Specials @ Pier22 Mondays ~ Sailing from Mar Vista Thursdays ~ Sail with Mike Sales 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Cathy Schmidt, LPGA Class A Pro TEACHES THE SECRETS TO GOLF Learning is easy and fun! Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE 26Football playoffs start, KRC womens champ namedKevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League started its second season, aka the playoffs, March 3. Earning the higher seed during the regular season should be an advantage, but that didnt hold true in several matchups. Playoffs continue to the March 24 Super Bowl, so stay tuned. The 8-9 division winner and runnerup teams each defeated the higher seed in both games. Texans defeat fourth-seeded Waterfront Restaurant Raiders 14-6. Julius Petereit led the Texans with 82 rushing yards, including a touchdown run and two extra points. Teammate Ava Zink ran for 42 yards and added a touchdown reception while also completing three passes for 16 yards in the victory. Peteriet also led the defense with The Raiders were led by Jackson Hayes, who passed for 45 yards and one touchdown pass while also adding 23 rushing yards. Gianna Sparks chipped in with 30 rushing yards, while Callen Achor provided the lone score with a 6-yard touchdown reception in the loss. Eli Heskin The second 8-9 division playoff saw sixth-seeded P&N Boutique Cowboys roll past third-seed Southern Greens Jets by a 36-6 score. Zachary Quinn led the way with 90 rushing yards and two touchdowns, 50 receiving yards and two touchdowns and, for good measure, 45 passing yards. Daniel Sentman added a 25-yard touchdown reception while Brandon Early caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in the victory. Daniel Fritz paced the Jets with 68 rushing yards and a touchdown in the loss. The higher seeds in the 10-12 division held serve except for Eat Here Bears, who rolled past fourth-seed Sand Dollar Steelers by a 33-14 score. Jean-Paul Russo paced the Bears with three touchdowns. Russo ran for 98 yards and added 62 receiving yards for the Bears, down passes from Jacob Quinn.Tyler Yavalar and Abby Achor each added touchdowns in the victory, while Ryan Doyle added a two-point conversion and an extra point. Dylan Doyle. Joey Stewart passed for 143 yards and two touchdowns while also running for 59 yards in the loss. Andy Proctor and Andrew Early each caught touchdown passes for the Steelers, while Trent Boring added a two-point conversion in the loss. Mr. Bones BBQ Colts defeated Air & Energy Charpasses from Rory Houston, who also added 52 rushing yards and a touchdown. Ben Connors and Masen Blandford each added two touchdown receptions, while Joey victory. Jaysen Berzowski paced the Chargers with 68 receiving yards including a pair of touchdown receptions and a two-point conversion. John Smith threw for 77 yards and two touchdown passes and an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Ross Built Broncos also easily held serve, defeating Cedars Tennis Resorts Seahawks 23-0 behind two touchdowns and a two-point conversion from Jake Ross. He while brother Andrew passed for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Javan Vasquez added one touchdown reception in the victory. LPAC Cardinals slipped past Sandbar Falcons 34-33 behind three touchdown receptions from Tyler Pearson, Richardson passed for 101 yards and three touchdown passes while also rushing for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Mathew Manger passed for 187 yards and two touchreceiving yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Cameron Pasco added a 14-yard touchdown reception for the Falcons in the loss. Jessies Island Store Steelers defeated fourth-seed First American Bank Ravens 26-15 in the only upset in the 13-16 division. Brad Duffman threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Steelers, which received touchdown receptions from Michael Duffman, Nehemiah Goode and one that Brad Duffman caught from brother Michael. Jack Shinn led the Ravens with 184 passing yards with 82 receiving yards. Burke Hill added 74 receiving yards and Chris Johnson added an extra point for the Ravens in the loss. Integrity Sound Redskins edged Mar Vista Raiders 20-19 in the second 13-16 playoff game. Joey Carder paced the Redskins with 167 passing yards and three touchdown passes, two to Ryan Gillman. Skyler Sculco added 90 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point in the victory. Danny Doyle passed for 165 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Raiders in the loss. Joseph Cucci, Mikey Ellsworth and George Lardas each caught touchdown passes for the Raiders. Key Royale golf news Key Royale Club golf chairman Art McMillan aced the 128-yard eighth hole Feb. 29 using a nine-iron. Witnesses were Larry Pippel and Rich Papini. The Key Royale Club womens championship was decided on the 19th hole, giving Diane Miller the title with a 1-up victory over Laura Purcell. The match saw six lead changes and seven tied holes. The mens handicap championship and the mens 75-plus handicap championship started Feb. 23. Ernie Hauser, last years senior champion, stayed alive in both events. Flight one of the mens event saw Dennis Schavey and Gary Silke win, and they now face off against each other in the next round. Jim Helgeson will face the winner of the Larry Pippel-Ernie Hauser match. In Flight Two, John Cassese will face the winner of the Hoyt Miller-Dale Hudson match and winners Mike Gille and Ken Rickett holes to win the Key Royale Club womens championship. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ed Havlik

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 25 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 Professional Experience Captain Wa yne GenthnerWo l fmouth ChartersCell 941-720-4418 PleaseLEASE seeSEE FIShHING, pagePAGE 26 Capt. Mikes Charters Est. 1995 Gulf and Backwater Fishing USCG Licensed Mike Greig 941.778.1404 www.shannamaria.com IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com The Islands Tackle Shop:EVERYTHING you need for springtime shing in Florida! Warm water brings bait choices to nearby watersBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter With water temperatures rising, shiners are arriving choice to use shiners or shrimp. Personally, I like to have both handy just in case. Sheepshead are swarming the local piers as well as any structure in Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay and off the beaches. This is where having some live shrimp helps. have live shrimp on hand. Shiners will work, too, although sometimes theres better luck to be had with shrimp. taking a shiner as soon as it hits the water. Other species being caught on shiners include Spanaround the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South the waters around the pier, which brings on the Spanish mackerel bite. Gotcha plugs are reeling up good numbers of macks. live greenbacks also are having good results. Dont forget Pier fishers opting to use live shrimp or fiddler targeting sheepshead at the Skyway piers. On strong tides structure where the sheepshead are feeding. Pompano are still carousing the shallow areas near the beginning of the south pier. Loves lures pompano jigs tipped with a small piece of fresh-cut shrimp are getting the bite. Remember the size limit for pompano is 11 inches to the fork of the tail and you can keep six per person per day. Finally, if youre a night owl, try venturing to the pier after sunset to target silver trout. You need No. 4 hooks, split shots and a bucket full of live shrimp. Drift your bait out with the current, away from the pier, and hang on. It helps to set up around one of the lights on the bridge in turn attract those delicious silver trout. Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters the spring pattern coming on like gangbusters. He says shiners are starting to make a showing on the to draw the shiners to the boat. Howard likes to chum for about 10 minutes before throwing the net. Let the net sink to the bottom and then quickly pull it in. Filling the live wells in your boat until they are blacked out will provide enough bait for an enjoyable day on the water, Howard said. spots. Chumming with the shiners near mangroves and where to cast to draw a strike. Howard says a recent group released. The sheepshead bite is at its peak. As the water warms, the sheepshead will taper off but, for now, Howard says, Also as the weather warms, look for the snook to make their way out of their wintertime spots and onto the Spanish mackerel and sharks. good results. U Using either live shiners or shrimp, Girles clients are catching a variety of species. To start, catch-and-release gag grouper action is still going strong. Girle says hes seeing consistent action with Hes using live shiners to get the bite. cial reefs in and around 40 feet of water, where Girle is using live shrimp to catch both. Flounder are on the list for Girles charters. U U sing Lastly, Girles charters are catching black tip sharks on chunk baits. Black tips up to 60 pounds are the norm for this time of year inches on shiners or top water plugs. of Sarasota Bay. Girle is catching them using a 1/8-ounce jig head with a soft plastic in addition to a few mackerel Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle is hear around Anna Maria Island. He said anglers targeting spotted seatrout on the grass action with a greenback Mirrodine. These suspending twitch baits hover a couple of feet above the bottom, which puts them right in the strike zone for a hungry trout. Fish up to 20 inches are being reported. If you dont have a Mirrodine, adds Oldham, try a live shrimp under a popping cork. Beach fishers are frequenting the tackle shop in search of tools to catch pompano. Some are in search of pompano jigs rigged with a stinger jig, while those who charters. son-in-law Gary Lisbon, visiting caught these 26and 27-inch Capt. Warren Girle in Sarasota Bay.

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26 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER SSPOrR TS continCONTINUedED fromFROM pagePAGE 24 FFIShHING continCONTINUedED fromFROM pagePAGE 25 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 style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. Obituaries Deep-water canal, just two blocks from beach, 2BR/2BA/2Car, new seawall, price slashed to $549,000. Great elevated Florida home, pool, spa, dock, 4BR/3BA/2Car, outdoor living, walk-around deck, 2,240 sq.ft., just $649,000. Grand Canal, grand home, 3,761 sq.ft. of space in 5BR/3.5BA/2Car, reduced to $870,000. For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Norman-Ellis at Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty Going back up north or on vacation? Your Eyes HereWhile Youre Away Your Eyes HereWhile Youre Away Protection Property Watch Protect your home and property. Discover How To Safeguard Your Home and Property While Youre Away Up North Ranger Serviceby JonOversee & ProtectGoing back up north? Home left unoccupied? Many bad things can happen to your home while youre away We can help! Frequent checks (usually weekly) of your home can help prevent many unpleasant and costly things from happening while youre away.Air Conditioning Failures Hurricanes Water Leaks & Rain Damage Vacant Home Indicators Did You Know If your home is not occupied or watched by someone reliable on a regular basis, your insurance company may consider it vacant or abandoned property and deny any insurance claim? Want to know more? Log on:www.LookWhatCanHappen.comOr Call for a free brochure 941-920-0832 Jon Kent 26 Years on AMI averaging 1 to 2 pounds. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says this week crabs are having the most consistent bite, although live being caught although most are around 2 pounds. For the next couple of weeks, dont be surprised to see stringers Flounder are still being caught around the pier with some regularity. Live shrimp is the bait of choice. Most lucky, you might get a keeper. Finally a few Spanish mackerel are being caught at sun up on the pier. Few is the key word here. Once the bait arrives, the mackerel bite should improve. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing black and white sheepshead that is. A cloud of sheepshead have taken up residence below the city pier to feed on the abundance of barnacles growing on the pilings. crabs are hooking up every time they lower a bait. Fish up to 2 pounds are the norm. spotted seatrout and a few bonnethead sharks. For the some light-tackle action with the bonnethead sharks, try using a strip of squid. will square off. The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match 60 to edge Vince Mercadante by one shot. Danny Hayes was alone in third place with a 2-under-par 62. The men played their regular Wednesday match Feb. 29 as well as a best-ball-of-foursome match. The team of Joe Dickenson, Gerry Taylor, Art Hibbs and Dick Eichwent to the team of Ed Havlik, Jim Sheppard and Jim Helgeson with a 49. The Key Royale Club women played an individualan individual-low-putts game. Pam Alvord won Flight A with a 4-under-par 28 by Tocco was alone in third place with a 2-under-par 30. Joyce Brown ran away with Flight B, shooting a 6-under-par 26 to earn a three-shot victory over Sara Falk in second place. Fran Barford took third place with a 30. Flight C by one shot over Roxanne Koche, while Kathy Porter was another shot back in third place. place in Flight D. Barb Renk was one shot back in second place, while Penny Auch took third place with a 1-underpar 31. Nancy King needed only 13 putts during her round to win the low putt contest, while Helen Pollack birdied The men played a morning, low-net-of-partners Bob Elliott and Gino DiClemente. in the individual category at plus-3, while Duncan was part of the Dale Hudson, Dave Vandaverde and Dick For more sports news and AMICC sports schedules, go online to www.islander.org.Helen Harvey Helen Harvey, 104, of Holmes Beach, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Feb. 27. Mass was celebrated March 3 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Burial was to be at St. Stephens in charge of arrangements. Survivors include niece Zita Gavin.Bonnie M. Jones Bonnie M. Jones, 66, of Kingsport, Tenn., died Feb. 22. She was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., graduating from Mt. Olive High School, earning her credentials from East Tennessee State U U niversity and later becoming a registered nurse at Johnson City Medical Center in the intensive care unit. She later worked as a travelling nurse providing home health and hospice services. Mrs. Jones retired to Anna Maria Island, Florida in 1991, where she joined Roser Community Church. She painted watercolor masterpieces, inspired by the Islands treasures. A service was held in the chapel of Roser Memorial Community Church Feb. 23. Memorial donations may be made to Kendricks Creek U United Methodist Church, 1000 Kendrick Creek Drive, Kingsport TN 37663, or Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216, or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231. Mrs. Jones is survived by daughter Amy J. MacKenzie of Anchorage, Alaska; son Daniel and wife Angela of Land O Lakes; grandchildren Nathan and Sarah; sister Carol and husband Irv Clements of Anna Maria; brotherin-law Samuel and wife Linda of Kingsport, Tenn.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 27 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.comCANALFRONT. Totally renovated 3BR/2BA home located on a mangrove canal. Renovations include tile oors, new kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances. $529,900. MIKE NORMAN REALT Y EST. 1978 BA Y FRONT COTTAGE Adorable cottage located on secluded street. Exceptional views of Anna Maria Sound, hardwood oors, old-island charm, turnkey furnished. 50 X 195 lot. $575,000. I RONWOOD GOLF COURSE Move-in ready, 2 BR/2BA condo overlooking the 10th hole. Great recreation facilities, community pool, elevator, shufeboard & more. Only $84,900. BEACHFRONT HOME WITH GUEST COTTAGE: Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA Gulffront home located on quiet side street. Tastefully furnished, open-beam cathedral ceilings and tile oors. Granite counters in kitchen amd top-ofthe-line amenities. $1,500,000. DUPLE X ON OVER SIZE 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 ON E OF T HE OLDEST BUSIN ESSES on Anna Maria Island and in Manatee County. Rare Opportunity. Just 100 feet to the Gulf, business and real estate. Call for details. WEST COAST SURF SHOP I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE QUEEN-SIZE BEDDING ensemble, palm tree print,  like new, $40 or best offer. 941-778-4036. TITANIUM GOLF CLUBS, carbon ber shaft, full set with bag and shoes, $99. 941-778-3920. TV STEREO ENTERTAINMENT center: Four shelves, glass door, $25 or best offer. 941-7782415. TV ARMOIRE: OAK, fabulous, $100. 941-7958359. COMPUTER: 2.0 GHz refurbished with newlyloaded Windows XP-PRO, $50. 941-756-6728. 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.  View at  The Islander  store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. E-mail classieds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS SUNNY SHORES PANCAKE breakfast: 8 a.m.noon Saturday, March 10. All you can eat, sitdown service. Pancakes, coffee, sausage, orange juice, etc. $5. 115th St. W., Bradenton at clubhouse. GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.or g, urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. ANNOUNCEMENTS MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariaislandrealty.com E-mail: Michael@annamariaislandrealty.com. Your personal broker. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repair able shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. NEW LOCATION: STEFFS Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-3831901. PALMA SOLA PRESBYTARIAN church garage sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Furniture, housewares, books, linens, appliances, toys, more! Church mission projects. 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. MISSIONS FUNDRAISING SALE: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Bargains galore! Cloth ing, jewelry, housewares, electronics, books and more. Christ Church of Longboat Key. 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive. RELAY FOR LIFE garage sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9-10. Furniture, books, clothes, more! 508 65th St., Holmes Beach. 15-PLUS MULTIPLE  FAMILY sale: Key Royale community, Anna Maria Island, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Begin at 614 Ambassador Lane, Holmes Beach, then follow signs and balloons for participating homes. Turn the page for more classied ads... Get more information detailing how at: www.HouseSellerGuarantee.comCall Toll Free: 877-277-8808 Or Call Jon Direct: 941-920-0832 Call Jon 941-920-0832 E-mail: Jon@Jon4RealEstate.com www.GetFasterSale.com 5804 Marina Drive Holmes Beach Next To Duffys! What Are Island Homes Selling For?Free list of recent saleswww.AMINewListing.com Or call Jon direct: 941-920-0832House Didnt Sell? Now What?Sometimes even the best homes dont sell. 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Bruce Collins 941-778-6201 Windshield Repair Medicc ADMIRAL TOWNCARProfessional Chauffeur at taxi pricesCall Phil941.320.1120 ANSWERS TO MARCH 7 PUZZLE LAMPSLACASAGABFESTS ISAACEXACTSEVERMORE PERSONALSHOPTONIBRAX OCTOPODHIMOMNEAREST EDUCEATINTRY ANTIDEPRESSLAVYOWZA MORNSTINTVIDALSOIL ONOFFOPSWHEELIEURB KEGLERPLEASUREPRINCI LAZELENS TREADON SCOTBIERSLAPSEMENO YODELER HAIRAMAD PHYSICALGEOGRADARKER HITMCQUEENOIDJONAH OBEYAIRESPURERCECE NASALSEZARTICHOKEHE NEADELTAELON BACKENDROOTSADSPACE UNDERGROONTHEWATERFR RELEASEDMALONEARTOO TWISTTIESLEWEDRUSSO Waly Precision Painting LOST & FOUND FOUND: WOMENS PRESCRIPTION glasses on Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. annamariachiropractic@gmail.com. LOST CAR KEYS at the beach near Gulf Cafe on Feb. 21. Please, call 941-795-4095. LOST: LOCK AND two keys for bike carrier on Gulf Drive about Feb. 10. Reward. 217-4156771. LOST: COOLPIX SILVER camera, 300-500 block of Spring Avenue, Anna Maria. Jake, 585-7527386 or Katie, 585-208-5104. LOST: COACH WALLET, brown. Vicinity of Ginnys and Jane Es, Anna Maria. 603-986-2765. FOUND: SURF ROD and reel. Anna Maria Island beach. Leave description, Island Discount Tackle, 941-779-2838. PETS 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). Personal service for you and your loved ones. Call anytime for appointments, 941-7781202. 5360 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. ADORABLE PUPPY FOR adoption! Pit mix, gorgeous, sweet! Male, xed, chipped, shots. 941896-6701. FANTASTIC DOG! Champ is 2 years old, laid back, sweet as can be. Hes up-to-date on shots, xed, and chipped. Rescued, he needs a happy, loving home. Please call Moonracer Rescue, 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. 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, 941928-8735. HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER WANTED for Island, parttime position. Call 941-592-5881. BARRISTA AND CAFE staff needed at the Village Cafe on Pine Avenue. Call Kat or leave your details with Alex at 941-778-1793. alex@pineapple sh.com. 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. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. HEALTH CARE ASSISTED LIVING: WE have an opening right now for your loved one. Small group home in central Bradenton. We specialize in dementia. Call nurse Mary Jane, 941-737-9455. 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. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY 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 Meet Herbert! Hes an adorable pet in need of a happy home. He cant get enough of playtime, chasing balls and catching sun rays. He loves a belly rub, riding in the car. He sits and gives his paw on command and is working hard to learn more. Hes a smart little boy! 7 months old, up to date on shots, neutered, microchipped. Call or nd our nonpro t rescue and photos on Facebook. Moonracer No-Kill Rescue Ind., 941-896-

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 29 SERVICES Continued 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. 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. ALL ISLAND HANDYMAN: All aspects home maintenance. Island local. Call a neighbor, call Mark, 941-720-0067. ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime Island resident, background check, pet CPRcerti ed, references. Karen Robinson, 941-7305693. YOUR EYES HERE While Youre Away Protection Property Watch. www.Lookwhatcanhappen.com. JonKent, 941-920-0832. ANTOINETTES PERSONAL SERVICE: Providing personal care for your home while you are away References upon request. 941-778-7355 or 941-730-6548. TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science. Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12. Rick, 941-224-4977. LET ME CLEAN your house for you while you enjoy the beach! Excellent references, 20 years experience. Only two days available. Call Barb, 941-219-9544. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. 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. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLANDS FINESTMORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________Date _____________ Ck. No. _________Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________card exp. date ______/ ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT, COUR HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Homewww.honeydohomerepairinc.com *Carpentry *Drywall HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque & InsuredFree Estimates Ask about our 10% guarantee 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander. org to order a Anna Maria City Pier. SERVICES Continued BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAYS ISLAND studio. Instruction in ute, saxophone, guitar, piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach, 941-538-8724. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true speci cations. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium 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. Certi ed horticultural professional. Call Joan, 941-704-9025.

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30 MARCH 7, 2012 THE ISLANDER LANDSCAPING Continued TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-9326600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. 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. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun coastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA 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 over looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941447-1506. BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-7784731. PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA beautifully furnished house. Private pool, seasonal/monthly rent. $3,000/month. Call 941-795-3778. PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA house. Huge deck, every room overlooks Gulf. Available January and/or February 2013. 813-920-5595. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued 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 941748-2700. 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. JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced. House painting, interior, exterior, pressure washing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941-224-7507. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classieds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach ISLAND CREAM-PUFF Updated and extremely clean duplex on rare oversized of light and outdoor living space. This home has retained its charm, and also is extremely ef cient with newer roof, windows, electric and plumbing. Savvy owners have priced this one Realtors.GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbale lot in exclusive PRISTINE WATERFRONT BAYFRONT BEAUTY Rental income, heated pool, PENDING OPEN SATURDAY RETRO CHIC 507 72nd St., Holmes Beach 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 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. HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSVillage Green 2,500 sq. ft. 3/2, htd. pool, furnished. $249,000. 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 Skipper & AssociatesReal Estate Professionals 301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach Island area native and full-time Realtor www.IslandAnnaMaria.com Call Cindy Quinn, 941-780-8000 with 14+ years experience. Go to my website for all MLS listings and Island info! Rarely available Martinique North 3B/2B updated condo w/private 2-car garage ~ Full GULF views! $650,000. FEATURED LISTINGS Bermuda Bay Club 3B/2.5B Key West townhouse w/2 car garage bayfront property and Gulf views. $375,000 Unobstructed amazing Gulf views at Martinique South, 5th floor, NW end unit. 2B/2B with private garage. $475,000

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 7, 2012 31 cCHEc CK US OUT AT wwwWWW .ISLANDER.ORG I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued FOR RENT: DOUBLEWIDE 2BR/1.5BA senior park, $695/month, annual lease. Huge pool, recreation hall, hot tub, shuffle board courts, close to restaurants, shopping. Fifteen minutes to beach. 863-688-3524 or 863-608-1833. Email: chickenplucker@webtv.net. NICE FAMILY OF four seeking a two or three bedroom, pet-friendly long-term rental on Anna Maria Island, starting in March or April. Contact: 262-290-7330. RENT OUR 2BR/2BA home while pool is under construction on north end Anna Maria, just steps from Bean Point beach starting April 9. 30 days for $3,000. 405-401-0367. ANNUAL RENTAL IN Cortez Village: Nice, clean and quiet unit in a four-plex. 2BR/1BA, private parking, screened porch, washer and dryer. $900/month. Call Brian at 941-778-0542 or 941685-1400 for details. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA,  Bradenton Beach.  $1,000/month. Steps to the beach.  Background and credit check required. 813-6721481. ANNUAL RENTAL. 1BR/1BA, nicely furnished, 900 sf elevated duplex, wraparound deck. 1.3 miles to Anna Marie Island via Cortez Bridge. $1,100/month. 941-761-2725. VACATION RENTAL AVAILABLE right now due to cancellation. 2BR townhouse, pool and boat dock, $700/week. Call for special monthly rate. Call Realtor, 941-756-1090. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 55-plus 2BR/1BA with pool. 941778-3426. 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. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. LOWEST-PRICED 3BR/2BA residence with heated pool on Anna Maria Island. New construction. Not a condo. $479,000. Call Barry, 941-4485500. Island Vacation Properties. 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 941-792-0645. WATERFRONT 55-plus trailer park, historic Cortez. Remodeled 1BR with two additions. Pets! $3,500. www.BarefootOrSandals.com 231-6689786. FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1BA, extra bonus room. Across the street from Bradenton Beach private shing pier. Beach and bay access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875. REAL ESTATE Continued VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA two-car garage with gated entry. Large D model. Updated kitchen, bathroom, appliances and oors. Close to beaches, Robinson Preserve. $120,000. Call John Rehmann, Realtor, 941-720-7519. HOLMES BEACH HOME,  quality built and priced for quick sell.  Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. Price  reduced to $499,000! Questions, 309-642-7370.  View virtual tour www. srqmediaworks2.com/30959thstreet/. PERICO BAY PATIO home: Rarely available, elegant 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Offered in the mid $200,000s. Seller is moving and motivated to sell! Dia Wilson, 941-284-3667, Barrier Island Realty Inc. EXCEPTIONAL CONDO LOT: Two houses to beach. 116-A 48th St., Holmes Beach. $495,000. 618-334-1619. DISTRESS SALES/BANK foreclosures and xeruppers.  Go to:  www.ManateeAreaForeclosures. com  for a free list of properties available now. 941-315-1501. AFFORDABLE IN-TOWN updated home. New roof 3BR/2BA, has separate entrance motherin-law quarters. Room for RV or boat. $99,000. 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. 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. ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEAUTY Lush surroundings, nature, privacy, classic elegance. 7,000 square feet plus. Oversized rooms or change to 7 bedrooms. 35-foot dock, gym, sunsets! www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.comProperties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce to see whats new or talk to an agent today.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. GORGEOUS WA TER VIEWS open oor plan, 3/2 w/2-car garage in gated Perico Bay Club. Come home to your own piece of paradise! $294,000. Call Lynn, 730-1294. LONGBOA T K E Y A NNUAL R ENTAL, 3/2, FU R NI SHE DDEEP WA TER CANA L GIV E US A CALL.

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