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Holmes Beach focuses
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FISH board election
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Spirit award winner.
Page 3

Builder responds to
Anna Maria 's morato-
rium plan. Page 5

Events announced
for Heritage Days.
Page 7

Bay-friendly grant
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Island police blotter.
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Golf champs crowned.
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Gearing upforfish-
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Restless Natives play
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Anna Maria: Dial M for moratorium


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
"We're ahead of the curve. We're ahead
of Holmes Beach," said Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Dale Woodland after city commission-
ers passed a building moratorium at their Feb.
24 meeting, halting issuance of construction
and some remodeling permits.
Commissioner SueLynn and Mayor Mike
Selby raised the moratorium issue after learn-
ing of a number of new mega-homes recently
built in Holmes Beach can be rented to mul-
tiple families at the same time.
Some Holmes Beach residents have raised
concerns to the city that the residential char-
acter of their neighborhood is being harmed
by such large accommodations.
Anna Maria commissioners were deter-
mined not to have the problem move north-
ward.
In Anna Maria, SueLynn said she was
concerned about the recent purchase of 60 N.
Shore Drive, where an existing home on three
lots was bulldozed.
Building official Bob Welch said the
owners, MEK LLC, had obtained a permit to
clear the property, but had not submitted plans
for a building permit.
"We all have fears about what might be
built," Welch said.
Plans for a six-bedroom residence at 111

Gulf Drive

Market; 3rd-

time charm?
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
For a third time, Bradenton Beach com-
missioners will hear a request to approve
a special event permit for the Gulf Drive
Market at the Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900
Gulf Drive N.
The request would renew market opera-
tions every Sunday beginning March 4 through
the end of December.
Two previous attempts to extend market
operations have failed, the most recent being
Feb. 2. On both occasions, citizens flooded
Bradenton Beach City Hall to speak on sup-
porting or opposing the market, which had
initially been allowed in November last year
for a 60-day trial period.
Complaints of traffic delays combined
with safety issues have been the concerns of
those opposed to the market continuing on
Gulf Drive. Some citizens said they weren't
opposed to the market, but would like to see it
operate somewhere other than the high-traffic
area of Gulf Drive at the Cafe.
Following the Feb. 2, 4-1 vote to deny
the permit, cafe manager Pete Barreda said
he would not renew his effort to continue the
market.
"I want to first and foremost thank the
PLEASE SEE MARKET, PAGE 3


Anna Maria commissioners passed a morato-
rium Feb. 24 that will hold up construction of
three new single-family homes where a single
home was demolished and the land cleared.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Maple Ave., Anna Maria, being built by Modus
Operandi Construction LLC, resemble a prop-
erty in Holmes Beach that Modus Operandi
built, Welch said, as he distributed the floor plan
to commissioners and the public.
Commission Chair Chuck Webb said his
concern was there could be from five to seven
bedrooms in just 2,000 square feet of living
space.
\ ly concern is we are going to get three of
those built at 60 N. Shore Drive," Webb said.
"That's 18 bedrooms."
"Unlike Holmes Beach, we don't want these
popping up all over the place," SueLynn said, as


she proposed an immediate moratorium on new
residential construction.
Webb said the city should really narrow the
focus of the moratorium, and suggested several
things the city should do to limit such construc-
tion.
Among those were ensuring a single-fam-
ily home is not planned to be a vacation rental,
avoiding licensing by the state and Manatee
County. The city should also establish a licens-
ing procedure and inspect all permit applications
to determine if the construction is for a vacation
rental or family residence.
Webb said the city codes and other mea-
sures should be employed to halt rental home
construction, but SueLynn and Woodland argued
for the moratorium first, while solutions could
come later.
"Just focus on the moratorium," at this time,
she said.
The moratorium is proposed to extend to
all new single-family construction, or any con-
struction or remodeling that could increase the
number of bedrooms in a residence.
City attorney Jim Dye agreed the city had
justification for an immediate moratorium,
but cautioned the city to attack the problems
quickly.
"There is an influx of homes in the city that
are threatening the residential use of the city
and the city is going to examine its codes to
determine what can be done. I think you have
justification," Dye said.
"Just have the building official inform appli-
cants that 'zoning in progress' is under way in
the city, and justify what you are doing in the
moratorium ordinance," Dye said.
"But don't stick it on the shelf. Come back
with a specific date" to complete the solutions,
he added.
Developer Mike Coleman, however, said he
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Suggestions
By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
A moratorium on residential construction.
Required rear-door garbage pickup at rental proper-
ties.
Citations for noise and parking violations.
An educational component -a symposium or a
newspaper column to raise public awareness on code
enforcement issues.
The Holmes Beach code enforcement focus group,
chaired by Commissioner Sandy Haas Martens, met
Feb. 22 and explored these ideas and others to help
resolve issues stemming from the recent construction
boom and related noise, parking and trash problems.
Haas-Martens met at city hall with six members:
Steve Sanders, author and travel writer with a commer-
cial real estate background; Robert Liingu\\ nlh, retired
businessman; David Moynihan, real estate agent and
chair of the city's board of adjustment; Jayne Christian-
son, Bradenton laboratory worker; and Len Tabicman,
a psychiatrist who says he "can't stand what's going on
in this town."
Code enforcement officer David Forbes first
described the process driven by complaints related to
building issues, noise, parking and trash.
Complaints are received from residents by phone,
correspondence or visits to city hall, according to
Forbes. Usually, within 24 hours, he visits the site to
ascertain if a violation exists. If observed, a "notice of
violation" is prepared. Alleged violators are given an
opportunity to correct a problem before a violation is
noticed.
If necessary, Forbes sends a letter to the alleged
violator, citing the code violation and a reasonable time,
usually not to exceed 30 days, to correct it.
If a violation is not corrected in the specified time,
Forbes requests a code enforcement board hearing, a
quasi-judicial proceeding where volunteer board mem-
bers take evidence and decide the merits of the alleged
violation.
While Forbes responds to anonymous complaints,


flow at code focus meeting


before a violation is determined, it must go to hear-
ing.
Moynihan said residents witnessing violations
should "man up and give your name."
Tabicman said the system isn't working. "If (com-
plainants) are not willing to show up and sit before the
code board, realistically, they're just not going to come
forward."
Forbes also is authorized to write citations, simi-
lar to police tickets, that provide fines in some cases,
including:
A correction not made within the time set for com-
pliance.
Repeat violators.
Serious threats to the public health, safety or wel-
fare.
Irreparable or irreversible violations, such as an
improperly cut tree.
However, Forbes said, there are "certain builders
out there they're not going to care if you fine them
for unpermitted work.
"It's only a $75-$125 (per incident) fee," he added,
"they'll pay that, laugh and go on." Forbes said each day
a builder works through a stop work order is considered
a separate incident.
A fine of $250 per incident can be levied if the
alleged offender is adjudicated by the code enforcement
board, he said.
Sanders, a resident for 13 years, noted that Holmes
Beach has seen a typical 10-year building boom con-
densed into three years.
Christianson pointed out that among builders,
Holmes Beach has the reputation of being the easiest
place to work.
Group members then discussed considering a resi-
dential building moratorium.
Tabicman said, "I'd love to see it imposed until we
know where we're going."
"I love it," Christianson agreed.
The focus group also discussed possible changes to
the zoning code, but Haas Martens said the city "can't


go changing zoning."
Moynihan, Sanders and Christianson noted rental
agents are taking advantage of old codes with underly-
ing problems related to density calculations.
Longworth said some of the large accommodations
in residential areas are skirting commercial pool, fire
and other code requirements.
As for trash problems, Forbes identified a "hot spot"
as 45th to 49th streets, but noted improvements now that
the city-contracted waste hauler, Waste Management,
is providing rear-door pickup and new brown cans for
that service.
As for parking issues, Moynihan said "there's a
hole in our code." He added there should be something
that ensures parking remains on the property.
On noise problems, Christianson said police do not
call the rental agents or owners when there are com-
plaints in her neighborhood.
Members favored putting the burden on agents to
check on parking compliance at their rentals. They also
favored changes to ensure the agent or owner is con-
tacted by police for noise or parking complaints.
Haas-Martens said as part of the rental agents' best
practices, as proposed by Larry Chatt of Island Real
Estate at the December city commission that spawned
the focus groups, a rental contract is being developed
that includes noise, parking and trash regulations.
Members also favored encouraging higher city
license fees, also known as the "business tax receipt
fees," and better enforcement of the county's 5 percent
tourist development tax. Also discussed were ideas
about limiting licenses, as in Key West, where the city
issues a limited number of "transient" licenses.
Haas-Martens recommended an educational sym-
posium to create public awareness, and Moynihan sug-
gested Forbes author a newspaper article or column on
current code enforcement and building issues, including
stop work orders.
The next meeting of the code enforcement group
will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. The focus groups
meet at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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FISH board el
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board
of directors will hold elections for four seats at 7 p.m.
Monday, March 5, at Fishermen's Hall, 4515 124th St.
W., Cortez.
The meeting is the board's annual election for FISH
dues-paying members to vote on those willing to serve
on the board, which oversees the 95-acre preserve and
organizes the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Fes-
tival.
The FISH board is a 15-member board. It holds
annual elections for board seats on a rotating basis.
This year there are four seats up for election and five
nominees have been chosen by the board's nomination
committee.
Existing board members up for re-election include
John Banyas, Kim McVey, Jane von Hahmann and
Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino. Also
vying for one of the seats is Marshall Fischer.
Banyas was bor and raised in Cortez. He is a fisher
and owns the Cortez Bait and Seafood, N.E. Taylor
Boatworks and the Swordfish Grill Restaurant.
McVey is the current president of the FISH board
and is a native Cortezian. She is vice-president of the
Cortez Bait and Seafood.
Von Hahmann is employed by the Manatee County
School District, Manatee Technical Institute, and a
former county commissioner. She has been a resident of
Cortez for 34 years and currently serves as the board's


Nominated by the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, Bob Blalock was honored Feb. 15 at an awards
luncheon with the 2012 Lifetime Spirit Award by the
Manatee Community Foundation.
The spirit award recognizes a lifetime record of
exceptional generosity in the community, outstanding
charitable and civic responsibility and leadership in vol-
unteerism and philanthropy.
"No matter how your day is going, you always feel
better after you engage with Bob Blalock," said Cliff
Walters of the Bradenton law firm, Blalock, Walters
PA.
"And this community is so much
better off due to Bob's selfless engage-
-f ment and leadership over many years.
We are proud of Bob and so glad he
is still changing lives through his ser-
vice to clients in our firm and through
hBlal his community service for all of us,"
Blalock
Walters said.
As a board member of the John and Mable Ring-
ling Museum of Art, Blalock struck the strategic alli-
ance between the Ringling Museum of Art and Florida
State University, securing the future of the educational
institution, according to a press release from Blalock,
Walters. In appreciation, the education center building
bears his name.
Blalock has either served on boards or been a key
figure in raising funds, starting endowments and work-
ing with clients to support numerous local organiza-
tions, including AMICC and its endowment trust board,
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Just for Girls, South Florida
Museum, ArtCenter Manatee, Manatee Players, New
College Foundation, Florida West Coast Symphony and
the United Way, according to the release.
As a founding board member and driving force


section March 5
treasurer.
Zaccagniono is a Holmes Beach city commissioner.
He is a financial planner and is the board's vice-presi-
dent.
Looking to take one of the four existing seats is
newcomer Fischer, a University of Southern Florida
student who will graduate this year. Fischer has been a
volunteer in the FISH boat shop and also assists with
preserve restoration. He serves on the steering commit-
tee for the Turner Maritime Challenge.
The election is open to all dues-paying members of
FISH. Those who are not up to date on their dues will
not be allowed to vote at the meeting.
According to McVey, the meeting will consist of
electing new board members followed by the election
of officers. McVey and von Hahmann, if re-elected, are
seeking to retain their officer positions.
Board secretary Joe Kane is not up for re-election,
but also is seeking to remain as secretary. Deb Ibas-
falean and Bob Landry have been nominated for the
vice-president position.
At the meeting, members also will discuss ongoing
FISH efforts, according to McVey.
"As FISH continues with our mission of protecting
and preserving our community's heritage and environ-
ment, as well as the way of life of one of Florida's few
remaining fishing villages, we have also been facing the
demands of keeping our nonprofit organization finan-
cially solid while looking to the future," she stated in a
letter to FISH members.


behind the establishment of the Manatee Community
Foundation, Blalock connected charitable interests
of donors with ongoing needs in the community. As
donors, he and his wife established the Marlene and
Bob Blalock fund.
Other Spirit of Manatee Award honorees are the
Manatee High School Key Club, young spirit award;
Champs Sports, the community spirit award: John Vita,
volunteer spirit award; Chris and Sue Egler, volunteer
spirit award; and Hugh and Karen Miller, leadership
spirit award.
The Manatee Community Foundation initiated the
awards seven years ago. For more information on the
awards and the Manatee Community Foundation, go
online to www.manateecf.org.

MORATORIUM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
had just spoken with a Holmes Beach developer about
the three lots on North Shore Drive.
"He said he had no plans for any multi-bedroom
residence, that they were all for single-family resi-
dences," Coleman said.
He said some developers and builders in Anna
Maria already were building large residences.
Dye said he would have the moratorium ordinance
ready for a first reading March 8.


MARKET CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
vendors for their hard work," said Barreda after the
Feb. 2 denial. "I think at this point, I'll just let the issue
die."
But Barreda has submitted the permit application
for the commissioners to once again consider the weekly
markets at their 7 p.m., Thursday, March 1, meeting at
city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.


AM city pier

renourishment

nearly done

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Tampa Bay shoreline on the north and south
sides of the Anna Maria City Pier is the beneficiary
of a West Coast Inland Navigation District dredging
project that is clearing the Bimini Bay channel of
excess sand and fill and pumping it along a pipeline
to the city pier.
The project began Feb. 9 and the addition of
sand to the south side of the pier has finished. Crews
from Florida Dock & Dredge are now pumping sand
along a pipeline to the north shoreline of the city
pier.
When completed, said Anna Maria public works
director George McKay, the additional sand will
extend the shoreline into Tampa Bay about 10-20
feet.
The permit authorizes Florida Dock & Dredge
to dispose of the dredged sand on about 500 feet of
shoreline from the Lake LaVista jetty southward to
the end of the city pier parking lot.
The project will not extend north of the Lake
LaVista inlet, according to the permit approved by
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WCIND said in a press release it took several
core samples from Bimini Bay before the dredg-
ing project began to ensure the dredged material
showed "compatibility with the maintenance
dredge footprint."
The samples were sent to the DEP for approval
as beach-quality material before dredging began, the
press release said. WCIND authorized the city to
receive the sand at no charge as part of the project.
If the weather remains favorable, the project
will be completed by late February, McKay said.



MeAtings
Anna Maria City
March 6, 6 p.m., planning and zoning public hear-
ing.
March 8, 6 p.m., city commission work session.
March 14, 6:30 p.m., environmental committee
meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 29, 2 p.m., city commission meeting.
March 1, 1 p.m., city pier team meeting.
March 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
March 5, 3 p.m., Scenic Waves Partnership meet-
ing.
March 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 29, 10 a.m., code enforcement focus group
meeting.
March 1, 10 a.m., rental agents/contracts focus
group meeting.
March 6, 1 p.m., building code focus group meet-
ing
March 7, 9 a.m., zoning and permitting focus
group.
March 7, 5 p.m., parks and beautification meet-
ing.
March 13, 1 p.m., building code focus group meet-
ing.
March 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
March 1, 9 a.m., county commission land-use
meeting.
March 8, 9 a.m., planning commission meeting.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
Send notices to news@islander.org.


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Baseball, dog use increases, city policy conflicts


By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
As city commissioners look into a fence to separate
the ball field and dog owners exercising their pets, more
ball players and pet owners are making use of Birdie
Tebbetts Field, 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive.
Dog owners and their pets have been the primary
field users for several years, with some 30 to 50 dog
owners per day using the field to exercise their dogs.
However, ball players are turning up with more fre-
quency after dog owners last month asked Holmes Beach
city commissioners for a policy change to allow them to
use the field.
An organized softball game was held at the field Feb.
18 and dog owners say there was plenty of notice of that
event for them to make adjustments.
At other times, a parent and a player or two arrive to


By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Residents be warned, keep your pets on a short leash
and garbage tightly secured. A coyote may be on the loose
on Anna Maria Island.
Several Holmes Beach residents reported what may
be a coyote on the Island, including Patty Spotts of Bar-
onet Lane. She saw the animal running down the middle
of Key Royale Drive at 7:15 a.m. Feb. 22, and described
it as an "extremely large fox or small coyote" with "a
carmel brown body and cocoa brown markings."
After a similar report from another resident, Holmes
Beach Police Department officers were dispatched that
morning to the 6600 block of Marina Drive. However,
police did not report a sighting.
Recent sightings also have been reported by a news-
paper carrier during a home delivery route on the city's
43rd Street.
"I just wanted to get the word out to the little old
ladies who are walking their 3-pound Maltese dogs," said
Spotts, "these animals are here on the Island not just


use the field, or teams use the field for practice without
any notice, leaving dog owners with few options. A sign
at the field states, "No dogs permitted during ball-playing
activities."
On Feb. 21, Loralie Helgeson said her husband's
team, Hammerhead Pools, was from G.T. Bray, and they
were planning to practice.
According to G.T. Bray Park staff, however, the park
does not organize sport leagues. The Manatee County
parks department instead rents fields to organizations.
Helgeson said the team plans to practice Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at Birdie Tebbetts Field during their
season.
To address conflicts, the city last month posted new
signup boards for ball players.
The Feb. 18 Pros vs. Girls game poster thus far was
the only event posted at the field.


in Cortez or Robinson Preserve."
Wildlife may be trying to relocate due to ongoing
development on Perico Island.
In December 2010, Cortez residents packed the Flor-
ida Maritime Museum, and expressed fears about coy-
otes roaming back yards and the village areas to Manatee
County naturalist Lisa Hickey, representatives of Florida
Fish and Wildlife and some wildlife groups.
Hickey advised the Cortez group that shooting or
trapping coyotes is not recommended. These methods are
thought to actually result in an increased coyote popula-
tion because they create an opportunity for more to move
in from other areas.
Officials recommend:
Eliminate water and food sources near homes. Coy-
otes are approximately the size of medium-sized collies,
and, like raccoons, eat what they can find.
Scare off a coyote with a wave of the arms or a
scream. If this does not work, the animal might be sick.
Keep domestic pets on leashes or indoors, and their
food indoors.


To reserve Birdie Tebbetts Field for baseball use,
there's a $40 fee, insurance requirements to be met and
a registration form to fill out at city hall.
The city established a policy for the field in January
2007 to coordinate the use of the ball field with Anna
Maria Island Community Center and Manatee County.
The policy outlines a procedure requiring the sched-
uling of games and practices. Registration is required
with the city clerk, who is to manage the field schedule
along with dates for upcoming festivals and other events
on the open field.
There is no charge for practice games, but dates "need
to be cleared with the city," according to the policy.
For more on the policy and the dog park-baseball
park ongoing discussion, go to www.islander.org.












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Builder says Anna Maria moratorium reason may be wrong


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Shawn Kaleta of Beach-to-Bay Construction in
Holmes Beach wants to set the record straight about his
projects in Holmes Beach, and his involvement with 60
N. Shore Drive in Anna Maria.
He's concerned that Anna Maria city commission-
ers enacted a moratorium at their Feb. 24 meeting on
construction of new single-family residences over fears
the three lots at 60 N. Shore Drive will be developed into
multi-bedroom vacation rentals.
Kaleta said that is "absolutely not the case."
Kaleta said he owns 10 percent of MEK Properties
LLC, the company that bought the lots, and they are being
marketed to people who plan to live in Anna Maria.
"We've already sold one lot to a couple from Tampa
who are retiring here. The real estate agent told us the
owner has no plans for a rental, but wants to retire in
peace and quiet," said Kaleta.
It's "absolutely untrue" his company is planning
houses in Anna Maria that can be turned into vacation
rentals accommodating several families or large groups
of people at one time. The remaining two lots are being
sold for single-family homes, Kaleta said.
"I know some people in Anna Maria don't believe
me, but I live in Anna Maria and I love the old Florida
atmosphere. I will do what I can to preserve that," he
said.
Considering the current economic climate, Kaleta
said, now is "not the time for a building moratorium."


He noted that no Anna Maria commissioners con-
tacted him about the plans for North Shore Drive. He
assumes they made assumptions based on rumor, not
fact.
Kaleta said he's only done three construction projects
in Anna Maria the past few years and he is not involved
in any way in the project at 207 Palm Ave.
It's just another assumption some people have made
about him and his company without meeting or talking
with him, he said.
"I wish people would call me. I'm part of the commu-
nity. I want to help the community center and the city. My
family bought the old Moss cottage on Willow Avenue
and we are going to preserve it, not demolish it.
"We could build a new house or develop multiple
homes there, but we're not. We want to keep Anna Maria
as much old Florida as possible, given the restraints (Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency) has in place."
Some Holmes Beach residents publicly chastised him
at a commission meeting last year for construction of
multi-bedroom duplexes.
But, Kaleta says, since that happened, he has tried to
explain his company only built what the owners wanted
and what was allowed by city code.
It's not up to him to judge what the owners intend
to do with their structure when they hire him to build, he
said.
He said more than 90 percent of homes his company
built in 2011 some 40 projects were four bedrooms
or less.


"It's what the owners wanted. If I didn't build it,
someone else would. It's the city codes that determine if
what they wanted could be built."
Any complaints about loud parties and multiple
people at a vacation rental should be directed to the owner
or rental agent, not the contractor, he said.
He has partnered on some ventures with Steve
Hanson, who markets vacation properties, but he is not
presently working for or with Hanson.
Hanson owns Modus Operandi Construction LLC,
which also is building a residence in Anna Maria.
Kaleta invites people to call him at Beach-to-Bay
Construction about his projects and properties.
He says he is not responsible for the type of construc-
tion, the number of bedrooms permitted in any Holmes
Beach or Anna Maria residential construction, or the
codes or zoning of rental homes and vacation proper-
ties. Those are city issues.
Kaleta says he builds projects to suit the owner, and
the success of tourism and the real estate market are driv-
ing the changes on Anna Maria Island, not the builders.
He says he hopes to raise his family here and also be
a vibrant part of the Island community.

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M- qpinion


Leap year. Really?
As if the economy was not in crisis everywhere, and
jobs aren't needed and tourism isn't a fragile balance in
the lives of Islanders, Anna Maria commissioners are
heading down a path to halt building homes in the city
while they seek stop-gaps against rental homes.
It seems they're taking a cue from Holmes Beach,
where problems with rentals are focused on old, ground-
level duplexes that are being leveled in favor of three-
story homes with a small footprint, little parking and
five to six bedrooms. Rental homes.
But, as anyone who lives in either city will readily
attest, there are big differences between Anna Maria and
Holmes Beach.
One contrast: Anna Maria has only one residential
zone. Well, two, if you count the residential-office-retail
zone of Pine Avenue. The city put the final touch on the
elimination of duplexes in recent years. Those that exist
are grandfathered, and no new duplexes can be built in
the northernmost city.
But that move didn't halt rentals. There is no motel
zone in Anna Maria and no limits on vacation stays at
a home or existing duplex.
In Holmes Beach, there are a variety of residen-
tial zones, including a motel zone for nightly rentals, a
residential-2 zone where duplexes and twin land condos
exist with seven-day rental limits, and a residential-1
zone, which limits rentals to 30 days.
And, as Longboat Key officials pointed out this
month at the coalition meeting of Island-Key officials,
the town enacted a 30-day rental minimum several years
ago that all but eliminates the offending "party rent-
als."
Long ago in Anna Maria, year after year, anyone
seeking election was confronted with "what if' ques-
tions about rentals and the lack of zoning safeguards.
While many of the north-end McMansions already were
rental homes, it seemed no one gave any thought to
those vacation homes ruining neighborhoods.
Well, what if.... is now, and once again Anna Maria
officials are trying to put up a gate too late to keep out
their troubles.
It may not be possible to legislate rentals out of the
city. The state rules are different now. And, while they
try, construction of homes for families who hope to live
and work and enjoy Anna Maria is halted.
We can only hope this happens, like leap year, not
so often.
After all, the memory of one Anna Maria commis-
sioner who not so long ago sought to eliminate business
in the city is still a bitter one.





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To our Island visitors...
There has been a lot written in the newspapers the
last few months about the Anna Maria Island cities'
concerns about the growing number of rentals in our
communities.
I want to be perfectly clear to those of you who
chose to come to our beautiful Island for your vaca-
tion or winter home, the concern is not about you.
So many residential homes are being sold and con-
verted into rentals that we are losing the character of
the Island cities that drew all of us here to spend
time at the beach in a quiet, residential, small-town
setting.
Anna Maria Island also has been discovered by real
estate developers who build structures with large num-
bers of bedrooms to sell to investors who often do not
live on the Island.
A valid concern about the absentee ownership and
the impact of such large dwellings on our neighbor-
hoods is an active subject for discussion by all three of
the Island's municipal governments. We are now explor-
ing ways to create a balance between the individual's
right to do what they wish with their property and assur-
ing our present quality of life.
In order to maintain the quality of the lives of those
who live here year-round and provide for your visit,
we have found it necessary to change and write new
ordinances and enforce codes in a manner that we have
never done before.
We hope you understand, bear with us and agree
that the character of our Island is worth saving. We
want you to continue to enjoy our beaches and restau-
rants, stroll our streets, ride our free trolley, meander
into the stores, and return next year and the next.
In fact, if you have ideas about what we might do to
preserve our way of life on Anna Maria Island, please,
contact me at amcommsuelynn@cityofannamaria.
com.


I welcome your thoughts and certainly hope to
welcome you back to Anna Maria Island for years to
come.
Suelynn, Anna Maria city commissioner

Two questions
My electrical engineering career involved cell
phone system development, which included responsi-
bility for writing and editing the AT&T Bell Telephone
Laboratories/E. F Johnson Cell Phone Feasibility Study
Proposal.
After being awarded the contract, the proposed cell
phone feasibility study was conducted in the Chicago
area in 1977. As a result, it was determined that cell
phone technology was indeed feasible and cell phone
systems soon became a multi-billion dollar business.
My point is that most people favor technological
advancements, but environmental impacts should be
considered as well.
With reference to the Anna Maria cell Tower pro-
posal, the debate can be condensed down to only two
questions, which follow:
Is there another cell tower location that would pro-
vide equivalent or better coverage for the targeted cell
area?
Does the proposed cell tower location negatively
affect the natural beauty and picturesque landscape of
Anna Maria Island?
Additionally, I have pitched horseshoes at the
Anna Maria horseshoe pits (home of the 2012 Horse-
shoe Senior Games medal winners) since my retirement
and enjoy the fellowship displayed in a relaxed atmo-
sphere.
Since this is a quaint horseshoe pitching site that
has been traced back to the early 1900s, it would be
a shame to lose such a well-used (between 20 and 30
horseshoe players two days a week) historical site.
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County, AMI celebrate heritage in March


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
For the past 33 years, the Manatee Heritage Asso-
ciation has sponsored Manatee Heritage Days, which
celebrates the history of Manatee County.
According to Cathy Slusser, of the Manatee County
Clerk of Circuit Court office, the celebration has humble
beginnings. Slusser said Heritage Days was originally a
week-long event, later grew to nine days and, in 1995,
expanded to a month-long celebration.
"The activities are as varied as walking tours and
concerts," said Slusser. I \ .int take place throughout
Manatee County, and in many different communities.
Through these events at area historical sites, partici-
pants will experience the pioneer lifestyle and learn
how Manatee County has grown and developed."
It is an opportunity, she said, for residents and visi-
tors alike to experience the past through reenactments,
exhibits, lectures, open houses and programs.
Most of the events are free to the public, but
Slusser said some require a reservation or fee. Events
on Anna Maria Island and in Cortez include:
Maritime History of Manatee County, 11 a.m.-
12:30 p.m., March 5-April 9, Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
A series of presentations relative to the history of
maritime activities, particularly commercial fishing,
are being sponsored by the Lifelong Learning Acad-
emy of Anna Maria.
There is a $65 fee to attend the series. Reservations
are required. Call 941-359-4296.
Island Heritage Day Festival, 10 a.m.-4p.m., Sat-
urday, March 3, Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
Participants are invited to stroll the museum gar-
dens, and browse antiques, arts and crafts and early
settler's bread for sale. Betsy Smith will provide a palm
frond and pine needle weaving demonstration.
Clowns Snowbird and Sparky will entertain.
Booths will offer a variety of food and refreshments.
Raffle tickets also will be sold for a basket with more


than $200 in gifts.
The event also will feature live music and is free
to attend. For more information, call 941-779-9108.
A variety of events will take place at the Florida
Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, includ-
ing a Cortez Victory Garden party, 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 3.
This free event will highlight the role of Cortez
during World War II and participants will plant seed-
lings to create a victory garden. Participants also will
take a plant home. Reservations are required for this
event.
Also at the maritime museum is Berry Bee, 3:30-
5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Participants will take
part in a "bee" a traditional work-play party. Partici-
pants will make strawberry shortcakes and strawberry
needlework crafts. Bring an apron and roll up your
sleeves for this event.
Children must be at least 7 years old to participate,
and there is a $3 fee per person for supplies.
Another free Cortez museum event is Imaging
in Cortez, 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13. Nature pho-
tographer Richard Estabrook will guide participants
in this event along the Cortez waterfront and through
the FISH Preserve.
Participants are advised to bring their own camera
equipment and wear sturdy shoes. Non-photographers
also are welcome to attend.
Music on the Porch and Open Air Market will
take place at the maritime musuem 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat-
urday, March 24, featuring local musicians. Guests are
invited to join in a music jam. Vendors will offer arts,
handmade crafts and baked goods.
The event is free to attend.
For more information or to make a reservation for
Cortez museum events, call 941-708-6120.
Multiple events are scheduled throughout the
county during Heritage Days. For more information
about Manatee Heritage Days, call 941-741-4070, or
go online for a complete schedule at www.manatee-
clerk.com.


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Headline news from the Feb. 27,
2002, issue of The Islander
Cortez Bridge was scheduled for maintenance,
which consisted of $409,000 in repairs and renovations
requiring five-night-a-week lane closures March 4-July
29. The project would be the first major work performed
on Cortez Bridge since 1995, when DOT workers per-
formed maintenance costing more than $2 million.
Consideration of a county charter government
was placed on indefinite hold when the "Big Three" -
Manatee County and the cities of Bradenton and Pal-
metto agreed to create a joint planning commission
to handle future growth, annexation and impact fees.
County Commissioner Joe McClash, author of the char-
ter proposal, responded he would return to the matter
once the county visioning process was complete.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners refused to
reverse their decision to permit the condo-office develop-
ment project at Old Bridge Village, despite protests and
a petition from some residents. The petitioners sought a
citywide referendum if commissioners could not be
swayed. But acting city attorney Bill Lisch said a peti-
tion-initiative to reverse a zoning matter was contrary
to state law. Petition organizer Anna O'Brien responded
with a lawsuit threat.

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Deadline nears for bay-friendly grant cycle


By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
If you're interested in making bay-friendly improve-
ments for a condo association, civic or school organi-
zation, or local business, a funding opportunity awaits
you.
This year, $20,000 in Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
partner grants will be awarded to fund projects in Mana-
tee and Sarasota counties.
Grant applications must be submitted by March 1.
The SBEP would like to fund eradication of inva-
sive Brazilian pepper and Australian pine seedlings from
Perico Island, said Mark Alderson, SBEP director, at a
Feb. 1 Palma Sola Scenic Highway Corridor Manage-
ment Entity meeting. These non-native trees are sprouting
along the Manatee Avenue corridor.
His budget may have funds for such a project in
October but, he said, "it's better to get them now" while
they are small. He encouraged local organizations to
apply for a bay-partner grant to fund the work.
As in prior years, a maximum of $3,000 per organi-
zation may be awarded. Funding for the program comes
through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
according to Sara Kane, the SBEP public outreach coor-
dinator.
The grant funds are disbursed after the organization
reports to the SBEP on its project completion, she said.
Sarasota Bay is one of 28 estuaries in the United
States considered to be of national significance. The
SBEP is an intergovernmental partnership, and one of
four national estuary programs in Florida. The SBEP
program has awarded $150,000 to more than 90 organi-
zations since 2002.
The purpose of the partner grants is to promote
"environmental education, community involvement and
stewardship to improve the quality of Sarasota Bay and
its tributaries," according to the SBEP.
Kane emphasized "community involvement" will


Sunbow Bay resi-
dents work on their
landscaping near
Sarasota Bay, which
is being enhanced
by Sarasota Bay
Estuary Program
grants. The fund-
ing helped replace
much of the turf with
native plants, such
as cocoplum and
Fakahatchee and
muhly grasses along
the walkway. Islander
Photos: Kathy Pruc-
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be especially important in this year's award determina-
tions.
"We really want these grants to be about doing some-
thing to spread the word and engaging the community
- it's not just about providing money for landscaping
people's yards," she said.
Applications first go to a subcommittee of a SBEP
citizen's advisory board for recommendations. In April,
she expects the committee to vote on the awards, and
the SBEP to announce winners in June. Full and partial
funding is possible.
Last year, three groups on Anna Maria Island were
awarded $3,000 grants.
In Holmes Beach, the city's parks and beautification
committee earned a $3,000 bay-partner grant for a project
at Grassy Point, a 34-acre nature preserve that borders
Anna Maria Sound, south of Manatee Avenue.


It was awarded for its plan to use Florida-friendly
landscaping in a habitat restoration project. Plant iden-
tification signage and a site map also were part of the
plan, and residents and volunteers participated in plant
selection and location.
According to Joe Duennes, superintendent for public
works, the grant funds helped landscape a picnic area,
shell a parking lot and install a fence.
This award was the first for the city's beautifica-

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Anna Maria increases event fees


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The cost to use Anna Maria streets or the six vacant
lots across from the city pier went up at the Feb. 24 city
commission meeting.
Commissioners unanimously voted to increase the
special event permit fee to $500 for a non-alcoholic event
and $1,000 for an event that includes serving alcoholic
beverages.
Mayor Mike Selby said he talked with other Island
mayors who expressed concern that many vendors at
these events were from off-Island. He suggested one
price for an event sponsored by an Island nonprofit, and
a higher price for an off-Island organization.
Commissioner John Quam Quam agreed. "Let's
make something off these events."
Commissioners agreed to the higher fee schedule, but
grandfathered Bayfest and Food and Wine on Pine at the
current rate.
In other business, Selby said the Florida Legislature
may remove the local tax cities collect for cell phone
usage. He reminded commissioners this tax was pledged
against the Pine Avenue property purchase.
Commissioners agreed to oppose the plan.


The commission also adopted two ordinances related
to the city's settlement with William and Barbara Nally
regarding the method the city used to calculate density
in the retail-office-residential zoning district.
I \ i )hi Ing existing is grandfathered," Dye said.
"The intent now is to have one unit on one lot. If you
build a structure that straddles two lots, you can't have
two residential units," he said.
Commissioners also adopted a new five-year contract
with Waste Management Inc. that calls for side- or rear-
yard pickup for non-homestead properties.
The new base price for those properties for monthly
service is $17.69.
Rose Quin-Barr of WMI noted the company has not
charged the $1 fee for large trash bins. WMI will continue
to provide them free to Anna Maria residents. "We forgot
to collect it before and we're not going to start now," she
said.
Commissioners agreed to hold a special meeting at 6
p.m. Wednesday, March 8, to adopt an ordinance allowing
the city to use a special magistrate in code enforcement
cases and a citation-fine system for the code violations.
The commission's March 8 work session will follow
the special meeting at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.


Sarasota Bay Estuary Program senior environmental
scientist Jay Leverone points to an area in the Grassy
Point preserve in Holmes Beach, where a future board
walk is being discussed.


Power squadron
offers CPR seminar
The Anna Maria Sail and Power Squardron is offer-
ing a non-certified CPR seminar 6-8 p.m. March 7.
The course will be taught by Manatee County Tech-
nical Institute instructors and the cost is $20 per indi-
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The class will be held at the squadron building, 1200
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instrumental in the Grassy Point purchase in 2002 and
its ongoing habitat restoration. Most recently, the SBEP
managed a $16,000 project to clear 50-60 invasive trees,
and planted native trees and grasses.


Pelicans and other birds enjoy the Sarasota Bay waters
in the area known as "the Kitchen" offshore of Cortez.
The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program gave a grant to the
Cortez Village Historical Society to produce a docu-
mentary about how Cortez people and wildlife -
depends on the estuary.


"We're their neighbors, and we want to be really
good neighbors," Denise Elliott of Sunbow Bay condo-
minium association said of Grassy Point.
Sunbow Bay, 3805 E. Bay Drive, is across from the
shopping center that includes Walgreens and adjacent to
Grassy Point.
Sunbow Bay was awarded a second bay-partner
grant in 2011 to continue adding native plants and an
education program. Elliott said the association is putting
together a third-year application.
A March 24 open house at Sunbow Bay will show-
case the association's two years of grant improvements.
A gardener from Michigan, Elliott explained the ulti-
mate goal is to rid Sunbow Bay of "turf grass" in favor
of native and non-invasive plantings. Without need for
fertilizers or pesticides, these plantings are better filters
for stormwater that runs into its lagoon and the bay, she
said.
And once the plants are established, irrigating can
be eliminated, saving money for homeowners.
Elliott said, "my husband is on the board," and the
100-unit condo association is very supportive.
"They're convinced this is the way to go," said Don
Elliott.
With its grant this year, Sunbow Bay hopes to pur-
chase more native plants, including fire cracker plants to
attract butterflies, humming birds and bees; native grasses
that provide cover for small animals; palmetto palms, a
natural habitat for small animals; peanut plants to attract
bees; and cocoplums, which provide berries for birds.
Volunteer "work bees" from Sunbow Bay, plant and


THE ISLANDER U FEB. 29, 2012 E 9
weed several times a month, she said, removing non-
native seedlings.
Another volunteer project awarded a bay-partner
grant in 2011 was the "Cortez Kitchen." A $3,000 grant
seeded the Cortez Village Historical Society to produce
a documentary on the small habitat-sustaining mangrove
islands known as the "Cortez Kitchen."
Mary Green, historical society grant coordinator, said
the 40-minute documentary will be produced in conjunc-
tion with the film club of the State College of Florida.
"The theme is the Kitchen, and how we depend on
our estuaries. For centuries, the Kitchen and the man-
groves were the breeding grounds" for mullet and bait
fish, Green said.
"It will be used in schools, in marine biology classes,
and the local colleges, too," she added. A presentation of
the film for the public is being planned as well, but no
date has been set.

How to apply
Groups and businesses are encouraged to apply
for the bay-partner grants. The Sarasota Bay Estuary
Program bay-partner grant applications can be found
online at www.sarasotabay.org.
Applications must be submitted to the SBEP by
4 p.m. March 1. Regular mail applications, with four
printed copies, can be sent to 111 South Orange Ave.,
Suite 200W, Sarasota FL 34236.
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By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
At approximately 2:20 p.m., Feb. 18, Holmes Beach
police attempted to stop motorcycle rider Matthew S.
Harrod, 21, of Bradenton, for not wearing proper eye
protection.
The attempt to stop Harrod
launched what police described as a
S reckless chase in which "the defendant
willingly endangered lives of motorists
Sand civilians by driving into bike lanes
and in and out of vehicles," according
Harrod to the arrest report.
Police say Harrod apparently didn't
stop because his driver's license is revoked. He admitted
to police that his intention was to get away.
The chase started in the 5300 block of Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, and ended with Harrod being forced off
the road when he attempted to crash into the arresting offi-
cer's vehicle, in the 10000 block of Manatee Avenue.
According to the report, Harrod fled the traffic stop
by driving at a high rate of speed into the bike lane,
bypassing several vehicles. A second Holmes Beach
police officer soon joined the chase.
As the chase neared the Anna Maria Island Bridge,
Harrod crossed the double yellow line into oncoming
traffic, "forcing vehicles off the roadway," according to
the report.
The second HBPD vehicle managed to get in front of
Harrod but, upon crossing the bridge, Harrod accelerated
and smacked the mirror of the lead patrol car, according
to the report. Harrod then attempted to ram into the patrol
car.
Harrod and the second patrol car exited the roadway,
avoiding any collision. The chase ended with one patrol
car and the motorcycle stuck in the mud. The arrest-
ing officer drew his weapon, at which point Harrod is
reported to have laughed.
Harrod was charged with felony fleeing to elude.
Holmes Beach Police Department also has filed a felony
driving while driver's license revoked for habitual


offender charge. Misdemeanor charges also have been
filed for failure to have the proper endorsement on a
driver's license for a motorcycle, and reckless driving.
Harrod was booked into the Manatee County jail
after first being medically cleared at Manatee Memorial
Hospital.
He is scheduled for arraignment March 16, and has
tallied separate bonds on the multiple charges totaling
approximately $8,000.

HB man arrested

for felony burglary
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Sometimes one suspect leads to another. Such was
the case for a Holmes Beach resident now facing a felony
burglary charge.
Miles Hostetler, 19, of 6100
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, was
arrested on felony burglary charges at
his residence by the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office Feb. 21.
Hostetler was implicated in a
Hostetler burglary to an unoccupied dwelling at
30th Street in Bradenton. Bond was set
at $7,500. He was scheduled for arraignment March 23.
According to the arrest report, sheriff's investigators
arrested another man suspected of committing multiple
burglaries. During the suspect's interview, he implicated
Hostetler and a third male as being involved with the 30th
Street burglary.
Investigators made contact with the third suspect,
who also implicated Hostetler, but later tried to deny his
claims.
On Feb. 21, at approximately 9:45 p.m., investigators
met with Hostetler, who denied any involvement during
the interview.
According to the report, investigators then played
the interview tape from one of the other suspects, at


'Season' drivers

require patience
By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
As tourism numbers break records on Anna Maria
Island, so goes the season of traffic in Holmes Beach, the
most central and largest of the three Island municipali-
ties.
The Holmes Beach Police Department is hoping to
get the word out to motoring residents and visitors alike
to plan ahead, be patient and careful, and avoid acci-
dents.
HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson recalled two accidents
last year, one where two people on bicycles were hit by a
motorist near the Kingfish Boat Ramp, and another where
a motorist side swiped a bicyclist.
"This time of year, the big problem are motorists
passing on the right, going off road, into the bike lane,"
said Stephenson. "It's a huge issue and violation of state
statute," he added.
State laws prohibit a driver from driving off the
pavement or main-traveled portion of the lane/roadway
to pass on the right. They also require drivers pass
bicyclists at a safe distance allowing no less than 3
feet between the vehicle and the bicycle. An infraction
is a noncriminal traffic violation, but punishable as a
moving violation.
"Nobody wants to wait," Stephenson acknowl-
edged. "But people just need to remember at this time
of the year, if you need to go into town, to leave five
tol0 minutes early, and understand there's going to be
a back up."
He also reminded bicyclists to ride in the same direc-
tion as traffic, and to exercise common sense and caution
while biking.


which time, Hostetler "put his head down and looked
defeated."
Hostetler refused to cooperate further and he was
booked into the Manatee County jail.


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Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Feb. 18,300 block of Poinsettia Road, disturbance.
A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to
a disturbance call and made contact with a male resident.
According to the report, the man became upset when his
friend left the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival with
another friend. The two men argued when they arrived
home. One person left the residence to stay the night at
a hotel. No action was taken.
Feb. 21, 300 block of Magnolia, domestic, assist
by Holmes Beach Police Department. A MCSO deputy
contacted the HBPD to assist on a domestic disturbance
call. Upon arriving at the residence, the two law enforce-
ment officers heard arguing from within the home. They
knocked on the door, at which time a male adult was
contacted. The male reported he and his juvenile daughter
were arguing because she was angry with him for taking
away her computer. The daughter confirmed the verbal
argument and no action was taken.
Feb. 20, 100 block of Spring Lane, petit theft. A
moving dolly was stolen from outside a home's garage.
The owner reported he had heard a car door slam and
looked outside his window, at which time he saw his
dolly in the back of a departing pickup truck. The victim
jumped on his bicycle in an attempt to get a better descrip-
tion of the vehicle, but lost contact with the truck.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Feb. 23, 100 block of Highland Avenue, domes-
tic battery. Police responded to the Circle K where they
made contact with a female complainant, who reported
her boyfriend had hit and kicked her. Officers went to
the residence where the alleged assault had occurred and
made contact with the female's boyfriend. The boyfriend
reported nothing had happened other than his girlfriend
had become angry, because he took away her alcoholic
beverage. Police did not observe any physical injuries
to the female, but reported her shirt had been torn. The
man claimed his girlfriend often makes up stories when


he denies her access to alcohol. He was arrested on mis-
demeanor charges of domestic violence.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
Feb. 18, 127th St. W. burglary to a vehicle. A female
victim reported a vehicle burglary. The rear passenger
side window had been broken sometime between the
hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The victim reported her purse
stolen.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Feb. 21,3100 blockAve. E, theft. Police responded
to a woman reporting a stolen bicycle. The bike was
described as an old, rusty men's bike with a basket on
the front and a golf ball at the end of the kickstand. The
bike was valued at $20. The victim told police a young,
tall, thin male, wearing a hoodie jacket, had been seen
walking through the yard moments before the bike was
stolen.
Feb. 19, 6200 block of Flotilla Drive, disturbance.
Police responded to a road-rage incident where a female
reported a male driver of a black Ford truck had harassed
her on the roadway leading onto the Island. The report
indicated the male was being aggressive, tailgating and
almost drove her off the road. The suspect followed
the woman to her residence and confronted her, call-
ing her stupid. Police contacted the woman's passenger,
who reported the road rage incident was mutual. Police
advised the man he had handled the situation badly, and
no further action was taken.
Feb. 18, 100 block of 37th Street, burglary of vehi-
cle. Police responded to a call from a couple who had
parked near the beach access. The driver's side window
had been shattered. The female victim reported that a
small pink-and-orange purse was stolen. The purse con-
tained $100, identification and her children's Social Secu-
rity cards. Fingerprints were secured at the scene and
entered into a national fingerprint database.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach Police Department, Holmes
Beach Police Department and Manatee County Si, rf's
Office.


Roadwatch, March 7-13
The Florida Department of Transportation repair
project to the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789
continues this week, but lane closures will be limited to
10 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, a DOT press
release said.
The contractor is working around the clock to finish
the project by late spring, the DOT said in its release.
A ban on over-size vehicles using the bridge remains
in effect. The contractor temporarily reduced the size of
the travel lanes from 12 feet to 10 feet, requiring the
prohibition on large vehicles.
Pedestrians can use the east sidewalk while work
continues on the west sidewalk, the DOT stated, while the
west sidewalk is expected to open in about two weeks.
The draw will open for boaters on demand.
For safety reasons, the DOT said it has closed the
nearby area on Greer Island also known as Beer Can
Island to pedestrians and boaters during the construc-
tion project.
Completion of the project is expected in spring
2012.
The DOT also said it will perform routine mainte-
nance work on the Cortez Bridge for the next several
weeks, but no lane closures or disruption of traffic is
expected. The maintenance project is expected to end in
late March.
For the Cortez area, the DOT plans intermittent west-
bound lane closures at night on SR 684/Cortez Road from
127th Street West in Cortez to 51st Street West in Bra-
denton for repair and replacement of drainage inlets and
pipes.
All work will take place 8:30 p.m.-6 a.m. week days,
and the project should finish by April 30, the DOT said.

Island watch
To report information on a felony crime, call Man-
atee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on an Island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.


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Wlld lortdaa show of watercolors and oil paintings
by Barbara Hines opens March 2 with a reception at
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach.


Gallery opens 'Wild
Florida' show with 2 more
Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
will host a reception for its featured March artist, Islander
Barbara Hines, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2.
The public is invited to attend, enjoy refreshments
and meet some of the co-op gallery's member artists.
Hines' exhibit, titled Wild Florida and highlight-
ing her watercolor and oil paintings, will be displayed
through March 31. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday-Saturday.
The March 2 IGW opening is offered at the same
time as two other Holmes Beach galleries, with all three
promoting a walking tour of receptions.
For more information, call 941-778-6648, visit www.
islandgallerywest.com or check IGW's Facebook page
for updates.

Guild gallery joins trio
of art openings
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island will hold
a reception for its March featured artist, Ginny Eitman,
5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Guild Gallery,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The event is open to the public.
Eitman's acrylic paintings and handbuilt pottery will
be featured at the gallery throughout March.
Also, guild members and guests will meet at 2 p.m.
Monday, March 5, at the Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The gathering will include a viewing of the PBS
series Landscapes Through Time, featuring artist David
Dunlop, followed by discussion.
The public is welcome to attend both events.
For more information on either event, call the gallery
at 941-778-6694.

Art league makes 3, opens
students showcase
The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, will host a juried show of work
by Art League students of all levels, March 2-April 6.
Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March
2. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments
and hors d'oeuvre will be served.
The league was accepting work for the show 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Feb.
29.
League hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Fri-
day.
For information, contact Christina Reginelli at 941-
778-2099 or e-mail director@islandartleague.org.


Art classes offered
The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, will offer classes and workshops
throughout March, including watercolor, colored pencil,
oil painting, mixed media, photography, ceramics, kids
classes and more.
Also, the league will offer open studios 6:30-8:30
p.m. Tuesday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 27.
For a complete list of class descriptions, dates and
times, visit www.IslandArtLeague.org, or call Christina
Reginelli at 941-778-2099.


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Artists announce studio
exhibit, sale, reception
Artists Jean Blackburn and Evelyn McCorristen-
Peters will open their March exhibition of paintings at
the Studio at Gulf and Pine with a reception 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, March 3.
Blackburn describes her paintings as "studies of the
surface reflections, the river bottoms and the color of the
water itself offered up in fractions of seconds."
Blackburn, a native of Anna Maria Island now living
in the Myakka area, holds a master's of fine art degree
from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's from the
University of Florida. She has taught fine art at the Uni-
versity of Oregon, State College of Florida and Ringling
College of Art and Design.
McCorstin-Peters says her work "evolves from a
lifelong fascination with and dedication to the natural
environment ... to celebrate its diversity and document
its fragility."
McCorristin-Peters received a bachelor's degree
from the University of Delaware and also has attended
the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Ringling
College of Art and Design. She serves on the governing
board of Myakka River State Park.
"Artists and Animals of Myakka," an annual fund-
raiser featuring top artists of the Sarasota area, is curated
by McCorristin-Peters.
The Studio at Gulf and Pine is at 10101 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-1906.

2nd Studio opening
Charles Townsend will exhibit recent monotypes and
pastel paintings at The Studio at Gulf and Pine, with an
opening reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 3.
The exhibit, featuring Townsend's exploration of
light, color and form in landscape, will be displayed Feb.
29 to March 3.
The Studio at Gulf and Pine is at 10101 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-1906.


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Artist offers watercolor demo
Award-winning local artist Dee Pastorius will offer a
free demonstration of watercolor techniques 10 a.m.-
noon Saturday, March 3, at Island Gallery West, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Gallery schedules
March art demos
Island Gallery West continues its season of weekly
art demonstrations this month. The free events, open to
the public, are from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the
gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Dee Pastorius will demonstrate watercolor painting
techniques March 3.
On March 10, Barbara Orear will demonstrate mixed-
media painting.
Nancy Faris will present fiber art March 17, and
Roger Rockefeller will share his watercolor techniques
March 24.
Oil painting will be demonstrated by Patricia Sorg
March 31.
Seating is first-come, first-serve.
For more information, call the gallery at 941-778-
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Wine tasting for AMICC
Harry's 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
14, with proceeds benefiting the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center.
The event will feature wines from around the world,
as well as foods prepared by Harry's culinary staff.
Admission is $10.
For more information, contact Harry's Continental
Kitchen at 941-383-0777.

Ladies plan March lunch
The Off Stage Ladies of Island Players will hold its
March luncheon meeting March 14 at the Beachhouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Registra-
tion begins at 11:30 a.m.
Entertainment will be provided by Island Players'
actor Herb Stump.
Lunch is $15. Guests are welcome.
For more information, contact Nancy Ambrose at
941-799-2181.

Preview planned for 'Solid
Gold' performance
The Island Players will host a preview performance
of "The Solid Gold Cadillac" to benefit the American
Cancer Society at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.
Tickets 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 or tickets, call Nancy Ambrose
at 941-779-2181.

Island Kiwanis announces
March speakers
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at 8:30
a.m. Saturday at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe,
4000 Gulf Drive N., Manatee Public Beach, Holmes
Beach.
The club will welcome the following guest speakers
in March.
On March 3, Trevor Gooby from the Pittsburg Pirates
and Bradenton Marauders will speak.
On March 17, Wende Webb will share how to under-
stand a vitamin label.
Diana Smith from 4H Youth Development will be
the guest March 24, and Diana Dill, executive director
of Take Stock in Children will attend the March 31 meet-
ing.
There will be no guest speaker March 10, when the
club will hold a board meeting.
For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at
941-778-7888.

Maritime classes
offered at museum
The Lifelong Learning Academy will present a
class dealing with the history of local maritime activi-
ties 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, March 12-April 16,
at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W.,
Cortez.
The class will consist of a series of talks by individu-
als knowledgeable in various areas of maritime culture,
particularly commercial fishing.
Cost of the class is $65.
For registration information, contact Karen Riley-
Love at karen.rileylove@manateeclerk.com, or call 941-
708-6120.

Night of art appreciation
comes to museum
The Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W.,
Cortez, will host a night of art appreciation with local
artist Dianne Tymeson 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, March 2.
Tymeson's artwork will be displayed for sale, and
refreshments will be served.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact the museum at 941-
708-6120.


Exhibiting students at Guild
Art teacher Terry Thompson, rear, and Artists' Guild
Gallery committee member Faye Nierman, right,
welcome March exhibiting student artists Brooke
Pearman, left, and her twin Brittney Pearman, both
attending Lakewood Ranch High School, to the Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Audubon will hold
beachside workshop
Manatee County Audubon Society will hold a beach-
side workshop 8 a.m. Saturday, March 10, to study local
shorebirds.
The workshop will be held at the shore at the Cypress
Street beach access in Anna Maria.
Cost is $5 for Audubon members, $10 for non-mem-
bers.
For information, call 941-729-2222, or visit www.
manateeaudubon.com.

Krugers to perform
outdoors at park
De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memo-
rial Highway, Bradenton, continues its outdoor Concerts
on the Lawn series with a performance by the Kruger
Brothers, playing variations of bluegrass and Americana
at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4.
Admission is free. Concessions will be provided by
The Chop Shop of Bradenton. Organizers recommend
guests bring their own seating, blanket or chair.
For more information, call Ranger Ben Sims at 941-
792-0458, ext. 107.


Sunset soiree for seabirds
The Save Our Seabirds Center, 1708 Ken Thomp-
son Parkway, Sarasota, will host its inaugural fundraising
Sunset Soiree 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1.
The event will include a chance for guests to learn
more about the nonprofit organization's rehabilitation and
release efforts, and the injured birds that call the facility
home.
The event also will feature guest speaker Kevin Car-
roll, famed designer of Winter the Dolphin's prosthetic
tail, on which the recent box office hit "Dolphin Tale"
was based. Carroll designs prosthetic legs for Save Our
Seabirds' sand hill cranes
Tickets are $35 a person.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 941-
388-3010, or visit www.saveourseabirds.com.

Lenten studies offered
All Island Denominations is offering a Lenten study
of the parable of the prodigal son, using both literature,
Henri Nouwen's book, and art, Rembrandt's painting,
as reference points.
Studies will take place March 7 at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria;
March 14 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach; and March 21 at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
All study sessions will begin at 6 p.m. with a simple
supper.
For information, call Terry Hussey at 941-792-
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11 a.m. Einstein Circle discussion on "Things We Can't Live
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Thursday, March 1
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birds Center, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information:
941-388-3010.

Friday, March 2
5:30 p.m. Reception for March featured artist, Barbara Hines
at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-6648.
5:30 p.m. Reception for March featured artist Ginny Eitman
at the Artist's Guild ofAnna Maria Island Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
5:30-7:30 p.m. The Anna Maria Island Art League Student
Show reception, featuring work by Art League students of all levels,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.
5:30 p.m. Art Appreciation night at the Florida Maritime
Museum at Cortez, 4415 119th St. W, Cortez. Information: 941-
708-6120.

Saturday, March 3
10 a.m. Watercolor demonstration with artist Dee Pastorius
at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-6648.

Sunday, Mar. 4
8 a.m. Courtyard party fundraiser forAmerican Cancer Soci-
ety Relay for Life at AMI Concierge office, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-328-3775.
4 p.m. Classical duo performance at Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-792-
7183.
5:30 p.m. Concert on the Lawn with the Kruger Brothers



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Monday, Mar. 5
2 p.m. Artists Guild of Anna Maria meeting at the Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-6694.

Wednesday, Mar. 7
6p.m. -All Island Denominations Lenten study of the Prodigal
Son at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-792-7183.

Ongoing:
Saturday through March 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Anna Maria
Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
778-7853.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-794-8044.


New work,
book signing
Author Nancy Thibault, left,
poses with her new book,
SA Mermaid's Tale Bubble
Heart Kisses, and "Mer-
maid Melissa." Thibault will
sign copies of her children's
book 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur-
day, March 3, at Restless
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Island Ish, 'ppll Center, 5314
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
f A portion of the proceeds
from Thibault's book sales is
donated to sea-life conserva-
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W illustrated the book. Islander
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Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge games at Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., coffee and conversations for seniors at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
First Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Pier Regulars meet at the Rod
& Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post No. 8199 meets
at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-778-4400.
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
941-778-1908.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-708-6130.
Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street
Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.
Thursday through March, Bingo at Annie Silver Community
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up a plate of home-
made spaghetti Feb. I "'
17 at a community
dinner at the Annie
Silver Community
Center, Bradenton
Beach, to Bradenton
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CALENDAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
Friday, SeniorAdventures Group meets for outings to various
locations. Information: 941-962-8835.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street Market hosted by
Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-
0668.

Off-Island
Feb. 23-March 11
AIDAat Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., downtown Braden-
ton. Tickets: $25 for adults and $11 for students. For information or
to reserve tickets, call 941-748-5875 or visit www.manateeplayers.
com.

Wednesday, Feb. 29
1-2 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. "Hear the stories behind the
quilts" with Quilt Storyteller, Jeanne Wright at Manatee Village His-
torical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Free admission,
donations appreciated. Information: 941-741-4075.

Saturday, Mar. 3
8 a.m. Manatee County Audubon Open House at Felts
Audobon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-
729-2222.
8 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard Flotillas 81 and 85 ABS boating
course. Information: 941-758-5500 or 941-723-4344. $35 fee.


10 a.m. 36th Annual Longboat Key Garden Club Home Tour.
Information: 941-383-1406 or 941-383-4818. $20 fee.
Coming Up:
March 10, Manatee County Audubon workshop on Manatee
County shorebirds, Cypress Street beach access, Anna Maria.
boat Key.
March 13, Island Players "Solid Gold Cadillac," benefit for
American Cancer Society, Island Players playhouse.
March 13, Roser Church Guild Thrift Shop annual style show
and luncheon, Roser Memorial Community Church.
March 14, Wine tasting to benefit the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, Harry's Continental Kitchen Gourmet Deli and Wine
Shop.
March 14, Off-Stage Ladies March luncheon, Beach House
Restaurant.

Save the Date:
March 17, 19th annualAnna Maria Island Community Center
Tour of Homes.
March 17, St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance, St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church.
March 17, Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and
crafts sales event.
March 18, St. Patrick's Day Parade.
*April 13-14, Island Cityfest -A Holmes Beach Founders Day
Celebration, 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.


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The group that calls the Annie Silver Community
Center, 102 23rd St., Bradenton Beach, "home," came
together Feb. 17for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
Barb Hassett, left, Nancy Ockerman, Elaine Mihm,
Denise Saunders, Linda Yarger are the volunteer
"Kitchen Krew." Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann


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Frank Perry, left, sells art supplies Feb. 15from Kee-
ton's Office and Art Supply to Joyce Elrick, while Carol
Laird and Sandi Nowicki of the Anna Maria Island
Art League, provide volunteer assistance. The "Sale-
A-Bration," including art demonstrations, brought a
crowd to the fundraiser at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


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Church offers concerts
Harpist Cheryl Losey and flautist Betsy Hudson
Traba, both members of the Sarasota Orchestra, will per-
form a variety of French and Argentine music at 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, at the Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
The concert is the second in a trio of concerts pro-
duced by the church. The public is welcome to attend for
a freewill donation.
Losey was born in Harpswell, Maine. She began
playing harp at age 5. She received her bachelor's and
master's degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
She was awarded the 2009 Alice Rosner prize at the
Munich International Competition.
Hudson Traba was born in Mentor, Ohio. She's been
playing principal flute since age 10, and has worked as an
orchestral flautist for 20 years. Traba received her bach-
elor's of music degree at Baldwin Wallace College and
a master's degree at Manhattan School of Music.
Immediately following the concert, attendees are
invited to the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 535 Pine Ave.,
to a meet-the-artists reception. Cost is $5. Coffee, tea and
dessert will be served.
Tickets for the after-party will be sold in the church
foyer prior to the concert.
For more information about the concert series, call
941-778-0414, or go online to www.roserchurch.com/
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By Mark Young
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Her work is described as a journey to self-knowledge
through painting, and it has been an ongoing journey of
six decades.
Those 60 years of work by Anna Maria Island's Helen
Romeike-Wisniewski will be represented at a reception
for the artist 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Palmetto
Art Center, 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. The public is wel-
come.
The March 3 event is the opening for the month-long
exhibit of Romeike-Wisniewski's work.
The theme of the show is "Hocus Pocus," a term
Romeike-Wisniewski uses to describe her work.
"Now you see it, now you don't," she said. "We get
glimpses of what's within."
A PAC press release states the work is a richness of
the artist's inner and outer life.
Romeike-Wisniewski began a life on AMI in the
1950s when her parents built the home where she still
resides today. Her life has been a journey since childhood,
following both her father's petroleum engineering career
and then her husband's military career.
She received her master's of fine arts degree from the

Garden club hosts
key home tour
The Longboat Key Garden Club will host its 36th
annual home tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 3,
exploring a selection of homes on the Longboat Key and
Lido Key shores.
Tickets are $20, and all proceeds go to support schol-
arships and educational/community projects.
Tickets can be purchased at various Longboat Key
locations, including: Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce, 5570 Gulf Drive; Nosh-A-Rye Deli, 23 Ave. of the
Flowers; SunTrust Bank, 510 Bay Isles Road; UPS Store,
Center Shops, 5380 Gulf Drive; Design 2000, Whitney
Beach Plaza, 6840 Gulf Drive; Exit Art, 203 Gulf Drive
and 5380 Gulf Drive.
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her work in exhibits across the country. The work to be
featured March 3 spans from the 1950s to present day.
In a prepared statement, Vir-
ginia Bradley, professor of art at the
University of Delaware, said Romeike-
Wisniewski's work is a reflection of
personal sacrifice.
"Art and society are in crisis,"
Romeike- said Bradley. "We are no longer bound
Wisniewski or led by the ethics of a moral society
or established religion. We are left with
personal choices so that we need guides to show, by their
dedication and personal sacrifice, how to reach the deeper
parts of ourselves."
Bradley said this is the path chosen by her longtime
friend, mentor and colleague, "who shows a .i\ diin ug1h
by her example, and allows us to reach levels of under-
standing through her paintings and approach to living."
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'Big' weekend for

church sales:
St. Bernard sale
The Council of Catholic Women at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach, will host a rummage sale 9 a.m.-noon Thurs-
day-Saturday, March 1-3.
Items offered will include clothing, housewares,
books, jewelry and more.
Coffee and doughnuts will be available for pur-
chase.
For information, call 941-778-4769.

Royal rummage sale
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, 4280 Gulf Drive, Long-
boat Key, will hold its fifth annual Royal Rummage
Sale, including an early bird sale 1-5 p.m. Friday,
March 2. Cost of admission for the early bird sale is
$5.
The regular sale, which is free to attend, is 9
a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 3,
For information, contact Phyllis McGuire at 941-
383-1255.

Big LBK sale planned
What organizers hope will be Longboat Key's
bi-_'~.il rummage sale of the year will be held 1-5
p.m. Friday, March 2, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,
March 3 at St. Mary Star of the Sea, 4280 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
There is a $5 fee for admission Friday, while
Saturday's sale is free to attend.

Missions 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, jew-
elry, housewares, electronics, furniture, books and
more.
For information, contact Vivian Chester at 941-
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Library sale has something for everyone


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Tihniolo,.'y has placed information seconds away,
but for those who love a good book, fast is not always
better, and doesn't always make for a good story.
Within the walls of a library exists a world of untold
knowledge, adventure, mystery, romance and more.
Books still offer an individual the option to slowly
explore whatever fragment of the universe they choose.
From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, the universe will
open for that very choice.
The Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St., Bra-
denton Beach, will hold a sale that will include all genres
of interest.
"Fiction is always the most popular, mystery and
suspense in particular," said library clerk Eveann Adams.
"But we will have all genres, from cookbooks to self-help
books, to history, to children's books, and a lot more."
This is the library's first sale event in two years, but
unlike other libraries, Tingley has a year-round book sale.
Adams said holding a book sale event is a good way to
produce an influx of needed funds.
"The funds we make from a sale helps a lot," she
said. "We are not a library in the county system, so we
don't see any tax dollars. We always have to rely on dona-
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bequeathed by Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley.
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an avid reader. Upon her death, she left approximately
$500,000 toward the creation of a "reading room," said
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"This has always been a library, since the 1950s but
it has moved quite often to different locations," she said.
"It moved to its current location in 1994."
Adams is the only paid employee of the library,
which also relies on volunteers and a board of directors.
The library is popular with seasonal visitors and residents
alike.
"The busiest time is during season, where we see
a lot of visitors using the library, but we also have a
loyal group of residents to see us through the summers,"
she said. "I would always like to see more involvement
though, and I still have people who live here who tell me
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The book sale will feature deals on books of all
topics, but if you can't make the sale, stop by the library
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By Rick Catlin






Walgreens to host
grand opening
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
help Walgreens celebrate the opening of its new store
in the Anna Maria Island Centre at 3100 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach, with a grand opening party at 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 3.
Raffles to benefit the American Cancer Society will
be ongoing throughout the day, while Walgreens will
offer prizes during the opening party.
Ice cream, appetizers, beer and wine will be
served.
The chamber will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to
officially welcome the new Walgreens, which previously
operated a smaller store in the same plaza on East Bay
Drive.
For further information on the grand opening, call
941-778-1541.

Bridge Street decorators
celebrate 10 years
Debbie Myers of Bridge Street Interiors, 114 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach, never dreamed her store would be
such a success after 10 years in business.
She and husband Matt Myers opened Bridge Street
Interiors at a time when Bridge Street wasn't the "busy
little street" it is now, she said.
\ ly, how we have grown."
The Meyers hope to share their success by hosting
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7, to thank all their Island friends, new friends and also
welcome first-time shoppers.
Appetizers and champagne will be served and there
will be entertainment. Door prizes will be awarded to 10
lucky visitors.
In addition to custom interior design advice, Bridge
Street Interiors offers a boutique of accessories and a
collection of antiques for homeowners.
"We've been really, really happy with our location
and the support people have shown. This is our way of
thanking everyone and all those who keep coming back
to our store," Deb Myers said.
For more information about the store or the celebra-
tion, call 941-782-1130.

Chamber events planned
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly business luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednes-
day, March 7, at the Blue Marlin, 121 Bridge St., Bra-
denton Beach.
Cost of the luncheon is $15 and reservations are
required.
Reservations are also being accepted for the cham-
ber's sunrise breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, March
14, at The Feast restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
required.
For more information or to make a reservation for
either event, call 941-778-1541.

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2808 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a 2,130 sfla / 3,197
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$2,100,000; list $2,649,000.
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sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1973 on
a 21,780 sf ft lot was sold 01/30/12, Mack to Short for
$590,000; list $649,900.
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01/30/12, Hobson to 111 Peppertree LLC for $538,000;
list $549,900.
5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 310, Martinique North,
Holmes Beach, a 1,057 sfla / 1,169 sfur 2bed/2bath
Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1971 was sold
02/07/12, Fox to Bruner for $505,000; list $585,000.
223 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,553 sfla / 2,453
sfur 3bed/lbath/ car canalfront home built in 1955 on
a 100x148 lot was sold 02/03/12, Fullin to Hug for
$455,000.
120 50th St., Holmes Beach, a vacant 62x100
land condo lot sold 02/02/12, KPI 50th Street Devel-
opment LLC to 120 50th Street AMI for $450,000; list
$449,000.
7000 Gulf Drive, Unit 205, Tiffany Place, Holmes
Beach, a 1,259 sfla / 1,395 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1978 was sold 02/02/12, Darsey to
Malenfant for $410,000; list $450,000.
2312 Gulf Drive N., Unit 207, Sunset Terrace,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,180 sfla / 1,372 sfur 2bed/2bath
Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold
02/03/12, Brear to Mikedev Investments for $376,000;
list $375,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 63, North Beach Village,
Holmes Beach, a 1,224 sfla / 1,452 sfur 2bed/21/bath/ Icar
condo with shared pool built in 1990 was sold 02/02/12,
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Nonprofit storefront for
dogs, art opens on Pine
Some people might think Annie Weir and partner
Kathy Splawn of Anna Maria have a somewhat unusual
idea for a business, but they're confident in their business
plan.
What they know about their businesses can make a
difference in people's lives, the lives of their pets, and
the sustainability of the planet.
She opened Dogs for the Earth and Arts for the Earth
Feb. 24 at 308 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and both are not-
for-profit companies.
Weir explained that funds generated by the busi-
nesses go toward educational and supportive programs
for both dogs and the arts.
Dogs for the Earth offers such items as organic dog
food, and services include a grooming spa, acupressure
and aromatherapy, agility training, and it's all for the
dogs.
"We would like to invite and embrace rescue orga-
nizations, schools, community centers and individuals
to reach out for our help, and hope to be able to make a
positive impact with our efforts," Weir said.
Arts for the Earth will feature the works of eco-
friendly artists, jewelers, furniture makers, ceramics spe-
cialists and musicians, among others. Weir and Splawn
provide a gallery setting for the artists to display and sell
their wares and to conduct informal classes and lessons.

2502 Gulf Drive N., Unit 109, Club Bamboo, Bra-
denton Beach, a 681 sfla lbed/lbath condo with shared
pool built in 1975 was sold 02/02/12, Tucker to Perez fro
$205,000.
2501 Gulf Drive N., Unit 101, Beach Plaza, Braden-
ton Beach, a 416 sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in1981 was
sold 02/02/12, Kaleta to Hoshizaki for $115,000.
107 Eighth St. S., Unit 5, Island Getaway, Braden-
ton Beach, a 440 sfla / 524 sfur Ibed/lbath condo built
in 1981 was sold 02/02/12, Bonstedt to Mark Anthony
Arcidiacono Realty LLC for $102,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.


Information on the two companies is available online
at www.DogsForTheEarth.com and www.ArtsForTheE-
arth.com.

Developer sales up on Perico
Bill Bullock of Harbour Island, the Minto Commu-
nities LLC townhome project on north Perico Island,
recently announced the company has begun construc-
tion of another 18 townhomes in the Mangrove Walk
section of the planned community after selling the first
12 units.
Bullock said Mangrove Walk had a lot of activity
and sales in January, more than anticipated.
"We're really pleased with January sales," Bullock
said, noting it was a major factor in the decision to add
more units. Bullock said Harbour Isle would develop
gradually as townhomes sell.
Mangrove Walk is planned for 96 units in 32 build-
ings, or three homes per structure. The next phase of
Harbour Isle will be the Seabreeze subdivision, which
will have new styles of architecture and interior plans in
another area of the development on the interior lake.
Other amenities at Harbour Isle include a marina,
boat dock and kayak launch facility, private beach, com-

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Information on Harbour Isle is available at 941-896-
4826 or online at www.mintofla.com.


Mel and Amy Harville of Indiana examine the Man-
grove Walk townhomes in Harbour Isle on north Perico
Island, a Minto Communities of Florida planned
development. Twelve units in Mangrove Walk have
been sold, and plans are under way to build another 18
townhomes, said sales manager Bob Stevens. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin

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22 E FEB. 29, 2012 U THE ISLANDER

Ohio-AME students experience culture exchange


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Students at Anna Maria Elementary and Holy Rosary
schools in St. Marys, Ohio, are participating in a unique
introduction of one another.
Semi-retired physical education teacher Jeff Howi-
son he still teaches part time is bringing together
second- and third-grade students at Holy Rosary and
AME's third-grade students.
Howison said Holy Rosary students have shared facts
about St. Marys with AME students. Letters and photos
also have been exchanged to help introduce the students
to one another.
"I was still home when I contacted AME's third-
grade teachers, and they were very receptive to the idea,"
said Howison. "I made a packet, which included the let-
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letter from one student to another."
Howison traveled to Anna Maria Island Feb. 1 with
a doll known as, Flat Stanley. Stanley is a "flat" paper
figure, central in many photographs taken on trips like
the one to Anna Maria Island.
Flat Stanley is a well-known children's book series,
which features Stanley on worldwide adventures. The
series opened up the idea for teachers and others to use
Stanley as a tool, and for Howison, it has worked well.
"L\ .-i) time I pull him out to take a picture, people
either stop and ask me what I'm doing, or they know
about Flat Stanley," he said. "It has allowed me to talk
to people from all over the world and I get to hear their
stories. It's silly, but at the same time, a lot of fun."
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On his return to Ohio, those photographs will be pre-
sented to the students of Holy Rosary to enhance discus-
sions on the character ofAMI and surrounding areas.
While visiting AMI, Stanley was photographed at
local museums, art shows, festivals, "and many other
events that will feature Flat Stanley for discussion," said
Howison who visited AME students Feb. 15.
Stanley was presented to the students, who received
both Howison and Stanley well.
"This is a great way to expose kids to the world out-
side of their own school and community," said Howison,
who noted the visit to AME was only his second time
working directly with another school.
The first time, he said, was a school in Brazil Howi-
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pictures at a school assembly back home. But this is the
first time he is attempting to connect students directly
with other students.
The students at AME now have replied to the letters
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Howison will take those letters and his photographs
of the area back to Ohio, as well as his newfound knowl-
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KRC lauds new men's champ, NFL goes to playoffs


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Lex Halakan defeated Tim Friesen one-up in the
18-hole match-playfinal for all the marbles Feb. 22. Hala-
kan made his mark, winning the Key Royal Club men's
championships.
The two players battled back and forth in the see-saw
match that was all square after 17 holes, but Halakan won
the 18th to grab first place.
The club couple's championship started with 20
teams. The four-round event was played using the Pine-
hurst-handicap system, which is 60 percent of low and
40 percent of high handicap. The team of Bob Lange and
wife Liz Lang captured the title with a score of 104. All
four rounds were alternate shot, and the final round was
a shotgun start Feb. 20. Sue Hookem and Merrit Fineout
took second place with a 109, while Jerry and Kris Land-
kammer finished in third place at 114.
Ed Havlik reports Diane Miller won the women's
club championship, and he'll have a report on that match
next week.
The men played an 18-hole, low-net-of-partners
match Feb. 22. The team of Gino DiClemente and Vince
Mercadante took first place with a 119 total. Ernie Hauser
and Bob Landgren matched the 121 carded by Pete Weir
and Art Hibbs to finish in a tie for second place.
The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net
golf match Feb. 21. Maxine Mitchell grabbed first place
in Flight A with a 6-under-par 26 that was three shots
better than second-place finisher Lynn Dailey.
Liz Lang's 4-under-par 28 was the top score in Flight
B, one shot ahead of Joyce Brown in second place at
3-under-par 29.


KRC women to raise

funds for pantry
The women of Key Royale Club will host a
I 'uiing for the Pantry" fundraising golf tournament
March 13 to benefit the Island Food Pantry at Roser
Memorial Community Church.
The nine-hole shotgun start match is limited
to the first 72 players, and organizer Mary Selby
suggested interested players sign up now.
The cost to participate is $12, including lunch
following match play, plus a suggested donation of
$5 for the food pantry.
Organizers of the event also are looking for
businesses to sponsor a hole for $25, or to donate
raffle items.
This event takes the place of last year's Komen
for the Cure benefit, and makes an effort to "keep
dollars local," Selby said.
She said members and their guests usually
round out the field at club events, but she welcomed
anyone interested to sign up. However, participants
must pre-register.
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Judy Ward carded a 4-under-par 28 to grab a one-shot
victory in Flight C over Roxanne Koche.
Suzanne Liddle's 8-under-par 24 was the low-net
round of the day and gave her first place in Flight D.
Luanne Collins was in second place at 7-under-par 25.
Maxine Mitchell birdied on hole six, while Penny
Auch, Marty Clark, Terry Westby, Judy Christenson, Liz
Lang, Judy Ward and Sally Martin all had chipins.
The men played a nine-hole, individual-low-net
match Feb. 20, and Gino DiClemente, Dennis Schavey
and Bob Schuetz each carded 9-under-par 21s to tie for
first place.

AMICC football looks to playoffs
The playoff seeds are just about set for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football


League. The Beach Bistro Vikings have all but wrapped
up the top spot in the 8-9 division as it closes out regular
season play with a game against last-place Pink & Navy
Boutique Cowboys. There is, however, some jockeying
for position between the Waterfront Restauran Raiders,
Beach Bum Steelers, Southern Greens Jets and Gettel
Toyota Texans.
The 10-12 division has LPAC Cardinals and Ross
Built Broncos tied atop the 10-12 west division, while
Mr. Bones BBQ Colts, which is firmly entrenched as the
top seed, finally saw the end to a perfect season when
Walter & Associates Bears battled the Colts to a 56-56
tie Feb. 22. Jacob Quinn completed 17 of 35 passes for
194 yards and four touchdown passes. Quinn also added a
touchdown reception and a touchdown run for the Bears.
Jean-Paul Russo passed for 47 yards and a touchdown,
while also adding 58 receiving yards and three touch-
downs and 46 rushing yards and a touchdown run.
Rory Houston again played a major role for the Colts,
running for 125 yards and three touchdowns, while also
passing for 187 yards and five touchdown passes. Mala-
chi Goode caught two touchdown passes and finished
with 62 receiving yards, while Ben Connors added 75
receiving yards, including two touchdowns and a pair of
extra points.
The 13-16 division is still officially up for grabs,
especially since Integrity Sound Redskins last week
dropped two games. The Redskins will play Walter &
Associates Bears, while Jessie's Island Store Steelers take
on Galati Yacht Sales Texans. A loss by the Redskins
could result in a three-way tie for first place.
The Bears edged the Redskins 28-27 Feb. 24 to put
themselves in good position to steal the No. 1 seed. Quar-
terback Seth Walter completed 23-of-30 passes for 253
yards and four touchdown passes. Two of his touchdown
passes went to Max Miller, who caught eight passes for
115 yards and also added an extra point and a 2-point
conversion. Jack Walter added 10 receptions for 91 yards
and one touchdown, while Derek Polch finished with two
catches for 25 yards and one touchdown. Polch led the
Bears defense with five flag pulls, while Miller added
three pulls.
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Winter fishing tip: Find shelter, find the bite


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Fishing inshore around Anna Maria Island remains
consistently good, although with recent cold fronts and
windy days, patience may be needed to find the bite.
On windy days, the best fishing has been occurring
in calm waters. For example, to fish the leeward side of
a mangrove island would be advantageous.
Trying to find areas where the water is clear, as
opposed to muddy, is another good indication for good
fishing.
Most inshore species like to inhabit areas of calm,
clean water, so this what you also need to find angling
success.
When it's cold and windy, think about finding a com-
fortable fishing spot, because there's a good chance the
fish are looking to do the same.
Capt. Warren Girle is targeting nearshore structure,
finding an assortment of reef species for his clients in
water depths around 40 feet. Girle's charters are getting
great catch-and-release action on keeper-size gag and red
grouper. And he's finding mangrove snapper up to 16
inches using live shrimp fished on the bottom. To finish
up a day at the artificial reef, Girle's clients are catching
great numbers of both flounder and Key West grunts. "As
for the grunts," says Girle, "there are as many as you want
out there."
Moving into the grass flats of upper Sarasota Bay,
Girle is targeting spotted seatrout. Using a 1/4-ounce jig
head with a MirrOlure Lil John attached, Girle's charters
are ji,-,in-. up good numbers of fish in water depths of
3-5 feet. You can also use a live shrimp under a popping
cork to get in on the action if you're not familiar with
ji' 'inI'
Last but not least, Girle is catching keeper-size red-
fish on the shallower flats of Sarasota Bay. Again, Girle
is using a jig to target his prey. Fish up to 28 inches are
being caught, although most are in the 22-inch range.
Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters is


Spencer Simon shows off a trophy flounder he caught
using a sand perch for bait in about 45feet of water
offshore of Anna Maria Island. The party also caught a
limit of large amberjacks farther out with Capt. Larry
McGuire of Ih Me the Fish Charters.


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Tarpon Grouper Shark


Elliot Valenstein of Ann Arbor, Mich., caught this
26-inch redfish in Sarasota Bay on a recent trip with
Capt. Warren Girle.

working northern Sarasota Bay and the waters around
Cortez, targeting redfish with live shrimp for bait.
Johnston takes a two-pronged approach to find the
wintertime reds for his clients. First, he's targeting docks
that have deep, sheltered water in canals. These areas are
productive, especially on cold, windy days. When fishing
docks, Johnston uses 30-pound fluorocarbon leader, a size
1 hook and a split shot to get his shrimp to the bottom.
Johnston also is targeting redfish on the shallower
grass flats of Sarasota Bay. He likes to find sandy pot-
holes surrounded by shallows to find these reds. By free-
lining a live shrimp into the potholes, Johnston's clients
are catching keeper-size fish along with a lot of smaller
reds.
Other species Johnston is catching this past week
include sheepshead and flounder. Again, Johnston is using
live shrimp to get the bite. To find these fish, Johnston
is working both rocky areas in Sarasota Bay and around
docks. He likes to use the same rig as if dock fishing for
reds.
Race Foster at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier is seeing good numbers of Spanish mackerel
crashing on schools of baitfish around the pier. He says
pier fishers using Gotcha plugs or small silver spoons
are catching respectable-sized macks on early morning
incoming tides.
For bait fishers, flounder and sheepshead are being
caught on live shrimp around the pier pilings.
Remember, when fishing from the Skyway piers, a
strong tide can make bottom fishing difficult. Try to target
either the beginning or end of the tide during the full and
new moon phases. This will make it easier to keep bait
in place without a heavy sinker.
Lastly, pier fishers using small jigs are catching pom-
pano and silver trout. You can fish these small white jigs
straight up or you can tip them with a small piece of
fresh-cut shrimp if the fish are being picky.


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Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle said fishers
were reporting on sheepshead mania at the tackle shop
this past week. "The sheepshead bite is where it's at,"
says Oldham. "They're feeding good on shrimp right now
but, if that changes, you want to also try sand fleas and
fiddler crabs."
Oldham also recommends using a small hook, some
fluorocarbon leader, and a split shot for a sheepshead rig.
"Keep it simple," he suggests.
On the flats of Anna Maria Sound, Oldham says he's
hearing of an abundance of spotted seatrout, although
most are undersized. Trout fishers using soft plastics on
a jig head are getting the bite. Oldham suggests finding
a grass flat, then drift and cast to the sandy potholes to
find the trout.
On a final note, Oldham is hearing rumors of pom-
pano on the beaches of Anna Maria Island. "A pompano
jig rigged with a pink stinger is a great way to target
them," says Oldham. "Just walk the beach in the morning
and spend some time ji'-in,- You might get a reward."
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is work-
ing nearshore structure in search of a variety of reef spe-
cies. Gross is targeting rock piles and ledges in water
depths ranging 30-40 feet to find concentrations of fish.
The most abundant catch on Gross' recent charters
was sheepshead. Gross likes to use a live shrimp on a jig
head to get the convict fish to bite. By slowly dropping
a shrimp to the bottom, Gross' charters are reeling up
sheepies in the 5-pound range.
On the same rig and bait, Gross is also getting good
action on Key West grunts and triggerfish. With no size
or bag limit, Gross' charters are catching sufficient num-
bers of grunts for a fish fry. There also are an abundance
of triggerfish in the same areas as the grunts, although,
according to Gross, reaching the 14-inch limit for keeper-
size fish has been challenging.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters
reports nice fish landed and brought to the cleaning table
this past week.
The sheepshead are gathering in big schools prepar-
ing for the full moon spawn and feeding heavily on the
moving tides. Howard likes to use fresh shrimp threaded
on the small No.1 hook with enough weight to keep the
bait on the bottom.
"Wait for the thump of the fish inhaling the bait or
for the line to have pressure, and lift just a little bit to feel
the fish on," Howard says, "Set the hook with force and
get him out of the structure."
Don Goodwin and sons from New Hampshire fished
last week with Howard and landed their share of sheep-
shead and speckled trout. They put 15 nice sheepshead in
the box and ended up with two bags of fillets for a family
fish fry.
Redfish are still around the deep-water docks and
structure feeding on live shrimp. Howard says the key
to catching these fish is to get the bait into the shadows
of the dock. Howard reports landing mixed-size reds.
Looking forward, the winter season is at its peak and
the transition to the spring pattern has begun. Howard
suggests shiners may arrive in the next few weeks and
the fishing opportunities will increase. "Many species
will invade our waters and the fishing will only get more
exciting and action packed," Howard adds.
Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.


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SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
The Redskins were led by Justin and Joey Carder.
Justin Carder completed 14 of 17 passes for 202 yards
and three touchdown passes, including two to brother
Joey. Joey Carder completed 7 of 10 passes for 60 yards
and one touchdown pass, while also adding 81 receiving
yards. Joseph Andruzzi finished with nine catches for 93
yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points.
Andrew Zink completed the Redskin scoring with one
touchdown reception in the loss.
Ryan Gilman's five flag pulls and four pulls by Alex
Gilman lead the Redskins defense.

AMICC announces adult soccer tourney
Registration is open for an Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center 4-vs-4 adult soccer tournament to be
played at the center field March 3 and March 4.
Games will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 3.
The tournament is open to players age 18 and up.
Teams must be a coed mix, and one female player will be
required to be on the field at all times. Teams are limited
to six players. There is a limit of 24 teams.
All players also are required to bring a black shirt
and a white shirt.
The center will grill hot dogs and operate its food
concession during the tournament.
For more information, e-mail Troy at troy@myam-
icc.com or call 941-778-1908, ext. 9205.

Horseshoe news
Some Anna Maria horseshoe regulars participated in
the Gulf Coast Senior games at G.T. Bray Park Feb. 23,
and they came away with a bevy of medals.
Jerry Disbrow in the 50-54 age group, Bruce Munro
in the 60-64s and Sam Samuels in the 70-74 bracket cap-
tured gold medals. Bringing home silver medals were
Jay Disbrow and Bob Mason, while Herb Puryear, Gene
Bobeldyk, John Crawford and Bob Lee all won bronze
medals in their age divisions.
Regular horseshoe action at the city hall pits Feb. 22
saw four teams emerge from pool play. Hank Huyghe and
Gene Bobeldyk defeated Nick Younk and Paul Soveltz
21-10 in the first semifinal, while George McKay and
Keith Ericson defeated Sam Samuels and Tim Sofran
21-13 in the other semifinal. McKay-Ericson then held
on for a 21-16 win over Huyghe-Bobeldyk in the finals.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
come.

For this week's AMICC
scores and schedules,
visit sports online at www.
islander.org.


Holmes Beach employees were honored for their
service during the annual employee recognition day Jan.
19 at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger recognized employees
for their years of service, including:
Joe Duennes, public works superintendent, 15
years.
Henry Frappier, police officer, 16 years.
Christine Hanula, police department administrative


Flotilla offers
boating courses
U.S. Coast Guard Flotillas 81 and 85 will hold an
About Boating Safely course at Flotilla 81's training
center at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W.,
Bradenton.
Classes start at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 3 and
March 10. Cost is $35 per student, including all mate-
rials.
For information and registration, contact Lillian
Revor at 941-758-5500 or Fred Kermode at 941-723-
4344.


assistant, 16 years.
Susan Corsi, public works clerk, 19 years.
Steven Wolff, police officer, 22 years.
Bonnie Lalos, police dispatch, 23 years.
Robert Velardi, police officer, 24 years.
Jay Romine, police chief, 25 years.
Dale Stephenson, police lieutenant, 25 years.
Gary Blunden, public works foreman, 25 years.
Monthly employee service awards from a drawing
of names among all employees for donated gift certifi-
cates were presented to the following city employ-
ees:
Rick Ashley, treasurer, and T. Rex Ogle, police
records clerk, officer and instructor.
Jan Gorman, code enforcement, and Karen Redicker,
police department.
Mike Pilato, police department,
Brian Hall, police department.
Gift certificates were provided by Beach Bistro, Eat
Here, Acqua Salon & Spa and Mote Marine Labora-
tory.
All employees, except for on-duty police and dis-
patch, were allowed the day off following the morning
recognition event.


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ABOVE: Feb. 25 is celebrated at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe
at the Manatee Public Beach at the invitation of Mike Sales, rear, to
hear his band, Restless Natives, and to enjoy complimentary birth-
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from former Bradenton Beach Mayor Bob Bartelt, right. The day
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theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes @sothe-
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MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-
noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941 -
779-2733.

NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
1901.

FLEA MARKET: 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4. 9806
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, across from Ginny's &
Jane E's at the Old IGA. Furniture, antiques, col-
lectibles, jewelry, art, nauticals, linens and more
great treasures. Rain date the following Sunday,
March 11.

LONGBOAT KEY'S BIGGEST and best! Royal
Rummage Sale V. 1-5 p.m., Friday, March 2, $5
admission. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, March 3, free
admission. St. Mary, Star of the Sea, 4280 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 3. Women's
clothes, size medium, books, bikes, glassware.
116 White Ave., Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,
March 3. Baked goods, clothing, jewelry, linens,
tools, books, furniture, white elephant. Mount
Vernon clubhouse. 4701 Independence Drive,
south off Cortez Road, Bradenton.

GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March
3. Household, electronic, bar items. 2709 Ave. C,
Holmes Beach.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON sale: 8:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 1-2. More boxes
unpacked, all must go! Costume jewelry, ladies
clothing, kitchen dinette set, small upholstered
chairs, leather recliner, rattan bar stools, lamps,
desk, bookcases, small upholstered recliner. 2003
81st St. N.W., Bradenton.

ESTATE SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, March 3-4. Furniture, decor, fishing,
exercise equipment, clothing and more! 222 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.


FOUND: WOMEN' PRESCRIPTION glasses on
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LOST CAR KEYS at the beach near Gulf Cafe on
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LOST: LOCK AND two keys for bike carrier on Gulf
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BEAUTIFUL CAT FOR adoption! Long-hair,
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PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
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ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes,
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ADORABLE PUPPY FOR adoption! Pit mixes,
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FANTASTIC DOG! Champ is 2 years old, laid
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LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
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778-5476.

TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
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I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
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man LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior,
carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.

AMI COMPUTER SOLUTIONS for computer
problems solved at your home or office. Wire-
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training. Travis, 941-301-4726.

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WALY PRECISION PAINTING: Interior, exterior,
stucco, drywall repairs, pressure wash. Match
price, plus 10 percent off. Free estimates. 941-
448-1928.

ALL ISLAND HANDYMAN: All aspects home
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Mark, 941-720-0067.

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-
certified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-730-
5693.
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away References upon request. 941-778-7355
or 941-730-6548.
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geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
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ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
3840.
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and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
& Commercial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:. l'.,:I II '.piI Sat.

BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available


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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-
778-2581.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. Premium grade-
A, $45/yard B-grade, $30-$40/yard. Hauling all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone"
941-720-0770.



EXPERIENCE
REPUTATION
W R EALTOR. RESULTS
37 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
Bayfront Villa 3/3 Sunny well maintained,, wood & tile firs, furnished.
$308,000 or lease at $2,800/mo.
Village Green 2,500 sq. ft. 3/2, htd. pool, furnished. $249,000.
10 Min. to beach. 3/2 Lakefront home too perfect to describe.
Bamboo firs, Extra cabinetry, Lush landscape/pool/lake views. $349,000.
Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
RENTALS
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal
CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month
ALREADY BOOKING FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
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NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
941-729-9381,941-448-6336.


NURSERY QUALITY GARDEN Care and mainte-
nance. Hand weeding, trimming, cleanup, plant
installation. Certified horticultural professional.
Call Joan, 941-704-9025.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
6600.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 941-726-3077.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
941-730-7479.

GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.


Call us ... to listen and help you
List or Buy Your Beach Place
Beachfront
Home
Beachfront M i
single-fam-
ily home.
$1,790,000
Call Mel or Barb Neely for a private
showing of this unique property.
941.809.5565 I 941.807.6220
www.3007avenuf.com


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VACATION -l
PROPERTIES, LLC


3001 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach
941.778.6849
toll free 800.778.9599


HUGE REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY
50% 70% off "2004-2006" PRICES

Top rated #1 & #2 hotels (Trip Advisor)
Outstanding occupancy histories
All apartments cash-flow positive
Unlimited owner usage
Bank financing available



r rui 1,200 s/f from $325,000
1,400 s/f from $375,000


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Charming 1/1 apts.
372 s/f from $125,000
533 s/f from $150,000


Call David Teitelbaum (Realtor) 941-812-4226
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JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control.
Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-748-
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. 941-
447-6747.

CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, win-
dows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pinnacle
Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518.

JUS ROMEO: INSURED, affordable, experienced.
House painting, interior, exterior, pressure wash-
ing, handy work. Free estimate. Call Justin, 941-
224-7507.



WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
coastinc.com.




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941-713-4755 800-771-6043




DEEPWATER JIVic within walking distance
to the beach. This split-plan home has a caged
pool, 70-foot dock with lift and 200 feet on sail-
boat water with no bridges. $659,000.
SOLD $50,000 over
appraised value.



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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.


"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


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HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental
units available for office/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 pri-
vate 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, 1 BR/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. 941-
447-1506.

BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1 BA. Steps
to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-778-4731.

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 February 2013. 813-920-5595.

FOR RENT: DOUBLEWIDE 2BR/1.5BA senior
park, $695/month, annual lease. Huge pool, rec-
reation hall, hot tub, shuffle board courts, close to
restaurants, shopping. Fifteen minutes to beach.
863-688-3524 or 863-608-1833. Email: chicken-
plucker@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.

VACATION RENTALS NOW for 2012: Palma
Sola townhouse, 2BR/2BA, pool and boat dock,
$2,600/month, March and April available. Also
3BR/2BA home after March 15 for $899/week.
Longboat Key mobile home, $1,500/month, imme-
diate. Realtor, 941-756-1090.


DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office 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 com-
pletely 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 construc-
tion. Not a condo. $479,000. Call Barry, 941-448-
5500. 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.

ISLAND LOTS: TWO side-by-side lots zoned R-2
with short walk to beach. Quiet location between
Manatee and Cortez bridges. $178,500 each. Call
Dave Moynihan, Wagner Realty, 941-720-0089.


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GREAT NORTHWEST LOCATION: Mint condi-
tion, close to beach, 2BR/2BA end unit, screened
lanai, elevator, heated pool, lighted tennis, club-
house. Move in now! $109,500. Call 941-792-
0645.

WATERFRONT 55-plus trailer park, historic
Cortez. Remodeled 1 BR with two additions. Pets!
$3,500. www.BarefootOrSandals.com. 231-668-
9786.

FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1BA,
extra bonus room. Across the street from Bra-
denton Beach private fishing pier. Beach and bay
access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA two-car
garage with gated entry. Large "D" model. Updated
kitchen, bathroom, appliances and floors. 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 CLUB: $179,900. Pet friendly, kayak
storage and launch, gated community, minutes to
beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, garage. Call
for appointment to see Realtor, 941-356-1456.
Real Estate Mart.

IRONWOOD CONDO: $62,000.1 BR/1.5BA. Many
upgrades. 55-plus community. Overlooks golf
course. Clubhouse, exercise room, heated pool.
Six miles to Anna Maria Island. 941-524-8969.


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Stunning open JUST LISTED- 3 Bank-Owned units (only
water views from this 3BR/2.5BA home one left) in newly renovated Key West-style
loaded with historic charm, from Australian beachfront complex with fabulous Gulf
cypress floorsto knotty cypresswalls. Enjoy views. Turnkey furnished, heated pool,
128' of bayfront lush tropical setting, Tiki tennis, elevator, weekly rentals. Priced
bar, 2 docks. Perfectly located, southern from $359,500 -$369,500 Dave Moynihan
exposure. Dave Moynihan (941) 720-0089. (941) 720-0089. #M5826475. Priced from
#M5819584. $759,900 $359,500-$369,500


PERICO BAY CLUB Wonderful bay and
lagoon views from this well maintained first
floor unit. Outstanding gated community
with new clubhouse, pools, tennis and
nature trails. David Moynihan (941) 720-
0089. #M5825056. $144,900


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Spacious and new
elevated home with 2967 SF under roof,
perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Only
steps to the BEACH. Convenient loca-
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Ellen Hayo (941) 920-0364. #M5827144.
$369,900
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windshield
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neither
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of Cleveland
17 Hunt
18 Donnybrook
19 Island group that
includes Guam
21 Show of
affection
23 Balletic
24 Misery causes
25 Ridiculous
27 The first letter of
"tsar," in
Cyrillic
28 Sweet ending?
29 Mobile camper,
informally
30 Long-migration
seabirds
31 Deep Western
lake
33 Tied
34 Back to front?
35 Kind of rock
36 Eucharist plate
37 Half of a 1960s
pop group
38 0. Henry bad guy
who became a
Hollywood/TV
hero
41 Appropriate, in
slang

Answers:
page 29.


42 Part of the
Confederacy:
Abbr.
43 The gold in them
thar hills, say
44 Like "vav" in the
Hebrew alphabet
45 Aussie "girl"
famous for 55-
Downing
49 Frizzy dos
51 Tax-free bond,
briefly
52 Like leprechauns
54 Your, to Yves
55 Summarize
56 Pot builder
57 Opposite of
spring
58 Ryder fleet
59 Record label for
Cee Lo and
Whitney
Houston
60 Some payments:
Abbr.
61 Roseanne's
husband on
"Roseanne"
62 And others
64 Former European
money
65 "Dies
67 Attack with
snowballs
68 Lime _
69 Not yet decided:
Abbr.
70 Public
71 Middle parts of
Japan?
72 Home of the
N.C.A.A.'s
Minutemen


73 Maximally wacky
75 "Fiddler on the
Roof"
matchmaker
77 One of two
deliveries?
78 Rap's Dr. ---
79 Bonaventures,
e.g.
80 Double, maybe
85 Pesto ingredient
87 The House of ___
88 Baba ___ (Gilda
Radner
character)
89 Writer Umberto
90 Titles for attys.
91 Ottoman officer
92 Noted tower
locale
93 Spring
94 Pac-12 team, for
short
95 Shelley's fairy
queen
96 Crafter's pedal
98 Throng
99 Start for someone
seeking advice
102 Place for
produce stands
104 It's pushed in a
park
105 Some exams
106 Sparkles
107 Areas
108 N.J. and Pa.
each have a
famous one
109 Hall of fame

Down
1 "Me too"
2 Tree trimmers
3 Drink with foam
on top


4 "Jumpin' Jack
Flash, it's ___
5 X
6 Show sympathy,
say
7 Stews
8 Check, as brakes
9 Halting
10 Text-speak gasp
11 Red Cross
founder Clara
12 Remove
13 Wedding staple
14 New Guinea port
15 Unofficial
discussions
16 Something gotten
at an amusement
park, maybe
17 Draper's supply
18 Real
20 Loads
22 X, in Roma
26 Trip up, perhaps
30 Makes an extra
effort
32 Little chuckle
33 "Swans
Reflecting
Elephants," e.g.
36 Mischievous one
37 SAT section
39 Whodunit staple
40 "Are you in
?"
41 Servings of 3-
Down
44 Sea salvager's
quest, maybe
45 One-named
rapper with the
2008 hit "Paper
Planes"
46 Like always
47 Turns down


66 Hogwash
67 Film producer
Carlo
70 Bottom of the
ocean?
74 Bearded flower
76 Pricey hours
d'oeuvre
79 Juilliard subj.
80 Pricey furs
81 Many a Justin
Bieber fan
82 African
mongoose


83 It's much
thanked once a
year
84 Common co-op
rule
85 They can help
worriers
86 Strengths
87 Gossip
88 Ungainly gait
91 San___, suburb
of San Francisco


92 Israel's Ehud
93 Wife of 67-Down
95 Barley product
97 O.K. Corral hero
98 Eclipse
phenomenon
100 Mythical bird
101 Earth cycles:
Abbr.
103 1991 book
subtitled "When
the Lion Roars"


A March 3-4, 2012


Food, Fun, Rides a Entertainments,


Saturday, March 3, 2012
9:45 am National Anthem Erica
10-10:45 am Erica & Daniel Folk Singers
S 11-11:30 am Geese & Dog Show
11:45-12:15 pm Southeast High Drum Line
12:30-1 pm -Ancient Ways Martial Arts
S1:15-1 45 pm -. Staffire Dancers
2:30-5 pm Bulls Eye Ride Band



Sunday, March 4, 2012


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Marh 7* 6-9m O Dr. Dave ) March 9,2012
March 7-6-9pm Dr. Dave over 70 vendors Free testing for eyes, hearing diabetes
March 14* 6-9pm Yesterdayze .. 8 much more' Giveaways and door prizes- Dont miss it'


Book Signing Mixonas iheg e o
over 20 Local Authors Luncheon Fashion Show
Mlarc] 14, 2012
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Murcotts (Honey Tangerines),

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Ame Browse our Exciting Gift Shoppe l
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Store Hours: 10am 5pm Mon-Sat
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48 Appraise
49 Mexican shout of
elation
50 On the level
51 Colorful bird
53 Lets
55 See 45-Across
58 For immediate
lease, say
61 Lord's Prayer
word
63 The 82-Down in
"The Lion King"


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