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APRIL 4, 2012 FREE
Newly nourished beach 'exceeds permit'
make an Easter nest.
Resort owner stymies
Bridge Street parking
solution. Page 2
Holmes Beach begins
city election postur-
ing. Page 3
HB ballpark to close
Easter week and BB
continues cell tower
talks. Page 4
Holmes Beach looks
into 'family rule.'
Readers speak out.
Holmes Beach out-
lines new dining, cafe,
Sea turtle prep begins.
Holmes Beach resi-
dent pleads for pres-
ervation. Page 16
Rick Catlin speaks up
on future. Page 20
news. Page 21
Grand openings and
more. Page 22
School news. Page 23
By Rick Catlin
The Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection has ruled Anna Maria filled the
beach at the city pier with more sand than
allowed by its permit during the February
Bimini Bay dredging project and has ordered
the city to remove the excess sand.
In a March 23 meeting with Mayor Mike
Selby and public works supervisor George
McKay, DEP compliance inspector Lauren
Greenfield told the city it had filled the pier
beach area beyond what was allowed by the
DEP permit and was guilty of a DEP viola-
Greenfield said a DEP inspection team
March 9 found the nourishment area by the
pier "appears to extend approximately 40 feet
farther waterward and 330 feet southeast than
what was authorized."
When the Bimini Bay project finished
pumping sand in late February, the beach by
the pier extended outward from the shore an
estimated 150 feet, and south from the Lake
LaVista jetty about 500 feet.
The DEP authorization was for enough
dredged material sand to be pumped
from Bimini Bay to the pier to extend the
beach outward about 100 feet and southeast
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from the Lake LaVista jetty approximately 200
feet. The authorization for the Bimini Bay sand
to be pumped to Anna Maria was a modification
of the city's existing permit to dredge the Lake
McKay "did not disagree that the fill is
beyond the permitted area," Greenfield said.
However, Greenfield and her team didn't
fully pull the plug on the project.
Greenfield told Selby and McKay that the
from the Anna
Maria City Pier,
the amount of
sand pumped to
the shore at the
pier during the
recent Bimini Bay
exceeds the permit
Photo: Rick Catlin
DEP has issued a violation notice and usually
- in these situations assesses a monetary
penalty against the violator. The DEP said the
city had overall responsibility to monitor the
amount of material pumped to the pier beach.
But the DEP may give the city a break.
Instead of a hefty fine, the DEP suggested the
city remove the sand and undertake a restoration
project "in lieu of penalties."
PLEASE SEE AM BEACH, PAGE 4
BB P&Z to review ELRA-city dune agreement
By Mark Young
The Bradenton Beach Planning and
Zoning Board will hold a public hearing at 3
p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at city hall to review
the joint development agreement officially
executed March 21 between the city and
The corporation owns the BeachHouse
Restaurant across Gulf Drive from city hall.
Commissioners unanimously agreed
March 1 to enter into a development partner-
ship with BeachHouse owner Ed Chiles, who
wants to expand parking for his restaurant. In
exchange for the partnership, the city also will
gain public parking.
ELRA will bear the lion's share of the
expense for a dune project designed to protect
city hall from storm surge.
peded view -
deal with a
The cost to the city will be $46,000 funded
by the Community Redevelopment Agency,
while ELRA's share of the project will exceed
The agreement creates two easements, one
of which will be city owned and the other will
belong to ELRA. The dune project is at the heart
of the city's interest, while additional parking is
being viewed as a bonus.
Commissioners initially reviewed the project
at their Feb. 29 CRA meeting. There have been
some objections to language within the agree-
ment, but city attorney Ricinda Perry advised
commissioners they could work on those con-
cerns during the site-review phase, which plan-
ning and zoning will begin April 10.
City officials have previously reported the
dune system also would benefit sea turtle habitat
by offering additional protection from vehicle
lighting to any beach nesting sites in the area.
There is some public opposition to the proj-
ect. Jo Ann Meilner, who serves on the P&Z
board, expressed opposition during public com-
ment at the March 1 meeting, saying the pro-
posed development area is beach property and
"We have an ordinance against developing
on beach property," she said at the meeting.
Any changes to the agreement will need
to be addressed through P&Z. The board will
review and consider the proposal and make its
final recommendations to the commission at a
Anna Maria has new
garbage pickup rules
On April 1 Waste Management implemented
a new contract with the city of Anna Maria that
includes changing collection days.
On Monday, solid waste, recyclables and
yard waste will be picked up by WMI. Thurs-
days will be a solid-waste pickup day.
Additionally, under a new city ordinance,
all non-homestead residents will be required to
have side-door pickup for solid waste and recy-
clables. The cost for side-door service is about
$2 more per month than standard service, which
Later this month, WMI will provide a
yellow sticker for placement on a solid-waste
container that requires side-door pickup, the
For further information on collection days,
call Anna Maria City Hall at 941-708-6130.
2 E APRIL 4, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Bridge Street valet parking service stymied
By Mark Young
A valet parking service proposed by Bridge Street
Bistro was designed to alleviate parking issues on Bridge
Street, but the project rolled to a stop last week.
At the March 15 Bradenton Beach City Commis-
sion meeting, commissioners listened to a proposal from
Bridge Street Bistro planner Bruce Franklin to initiate
a valet parking service. The restaurant sought a 90-day
temporary-use permit from the city.
After reviewing the restaurant's traffic plan and
discussing options, commissioners settled on granting a
30-day trial permit, agreeing to review the effectiveness
of the service after a month's time.
The service was expected to begin March 21, but
the plans were halted after restaurant owner Bill Herlihy
received a letter from the owner of Bridgewalk Resort
- his landlord and the driveway included in the valet
A vehicle possibly
looking for parking
turns off of the
roundabout on Gulf f
Drive onto Bridge A -
Street, where finding -
a slot is no easy task. --
A proposal to initi-
ate a valet parking
service for Bridge
Street hit a snag just
days before it was
to get a trial run to
determine its effec-
Photo: Mark Young
The plan was to move traffic from the restaurant
which leases its property from Bridgewalk, through the
resort's driveway onto Bridge Street, and into a vacant
lot, which the restaurant planned to lease for $1,500 a
According to the letter received by Herlihy from
Bridgewalk, the resort did not want additional traffic
flowing past its pool area.
"It kind of made it impossible to move forward,"
said Herlihy. "The restrictions the resort put on us made
it impossible for us to put any more money into it."
Herlihy said the restaurant had already paid $3,500
for design and planning, and had moved forward with
the plan based on previous discussions with those who
would be impacted by the service.
"I was under the impression that this was a go," he
said. "It's not like I would have moved forward with this
without having talked to everyone involved. We talked
about it a year ago, about how it would be a benefit to all
the businesses and the community."
Herlihy said the resort wanted him to limit the trial
valet period to two weeks, but that proved to be impos-
sible to insure.
"And I would have had to guarantee a month's ser-
vice to the valet company for a month's pay and why
would anyone want to pay for a service that you aren't
sure you will have," he said. "So with that two-week
clause, we had to pull the plug."
And the valet service would not have been restricted
to parking restaurant customers.
"The restaurant is packed, so we can't do any more
people than what we are already doing," said Herlihy.
"So we are fine and not having the service isn't going
to hurt our business. That's not what it was about. We
were trying to come up with something for everybody
involved with the (Bridge Street) merchants associa-
The valet service, while paid for by the restaurant,
was planned to serve anyone wishing to peruse Bridge
"It was a big commitment on my part to the com-
munity," said Herlihy. ""L\ i) hodt) lliiught it was a good
idea and some of these restaurants on Bridge Street have
virtually no parking. The main goal was just trying to get
rid of the image that we are parking unfriendly on the
Herlihy said that as a business owner on Bridge
Street, he is well aware of the parking issues visitors
"I'll see the same cars five, six, seven times circling
the block," he said. "We wanted to address some of the
safety issues, as well. People see an open spot and they'll
race for it. It would have cut down on congestion."
Herlihy said he's disappointed, but would try to come
up with another plan.
"It's unfortunate because we really wanted to try
this," he said. "I've done the same thing on St. Armand's
Circle where we parked 140 cars without an issue. I'm a
persistent guy though, and we'll just have to look at it in
a different way and see what we can come up with."
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 4, 2012 E 3
HB commissioners seek re-election, mayor unsure
By Kathy Prucnell
Two Holmes Beach commissioners, John Monetti
and Sandy Haas-Martens, following the March 27 city
commission meeting, declared their intent to run for re-
election in November more than seven months before
the general election.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he was undecided,
adding he still needs to discuss the matter with his
None of the candidates, however, have officially
Before their names or that of any other hopeful -
will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, they must "qualify" by
an in-person visit with city clerk Stacey Johnston at city
hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, during "qualify-
ing week," June 4-8, according to Nancy Bignell, assis-
tant supervisor of Manatee County elections.
The state's election code requires filing forms enti-
tled, "Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designa-
tion of Campaign Depository" and "Statement of Candi-
date" before candidates open a campaign account.
To qualify as a commission or mayoral candidate,
interested persons must file these and other forms with
Johnston, be a voter and resident of Holmes Beach for
two years, present a petition of 15 city voter signatures
and pay an assessment fee equal to 1 percent of the
annual salary of the office $120 for the mayor and
$60 for commissioner or file an "undue burden"
After the proper forms are filed, candidates will be
announced on the Manatee County Supervisor of Elec-
tions website, Johnston said.
Holmes Beach commissioners and the mayor are
elected for two-year terms.
The commission governs the city with policy deci-
sions. A commissioner's salary is $6,000 annually.
The mayor, whose salary is $12,000 annually, over-
sees the administration and manages the budget. The
2011-12 fiscal year budget is $8,665,109.
The mayor is a non-voting member of the commis-
sion and serves as the chief executive officer of the city.
He holds budget and appointment powers, along with the
power to veto legislative actions of the commission.
Bohnenberger has served as mayor since 2006.
He was first elected as a city commissioner in 1993,
and served in this capacity through 1994. He was then
elected as mayor 1994-96 and, again as a commissioner
John Monetti has been elected twice to the city com-
mission since November 2006. He served as commis-
sion vice-chair 2006-11. He also has served as liaison to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center and the city's
public works department. He is currently chair of the
zoning/permitting focus group to address ongoing multi-
story construction and rental issues.
Sandy Haas-Martens was first elected as a city com-
missioner in 1998. She served as commission chair and
deputy mayor 2003-05 and 2006-11. She currently serves
as the commission vice-chair, and also is the chair of the
code enforcement focus group.
Commissioner Jean Peelen, though not up for elec-
tion this year, has recently been calling for public interest
in the next election in her monthly newsletter to voters.
Peelen wrote in her March 10 newsletter, "There is
an election next November. Commissioners Haas-Mar-
tens and Monetti and Mayor Bohnenberger (who does not
vote, but who has voiced opposition to a moratorium) are
up for election.
"I urge you to participate in our great system and run
for office or encourage someone else to run. Republican?
Democrat? It doesn't matter. New to politics? So was I.
It doesn't matter. What is needed is the i ni \ to run and
a commitment to your community."
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4 E APRIL 4, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
City closes ballpark, schedules fence installation
By Kathy Prucnell -
Islander Reporter 1111 I -
Birdie Tebbetts Field the Holmes Beach baseball I'\ lIIi
field which recently has seen more use by dog owners and 111 1 I I
their pets than baseball players will be closed April I ,A y
3-6, while a new fence is installed.
At a Feb. 28 work session, commissioners directed ----
the mayor to move forward on a recent $8,291 fence bid .: ..
to create a dog park in the farthest back portion of the ,' *'
outfield at 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive, despite com-
ments from residents who opposed spending city funding .
on the redesign.
At a Jan. 31 work session, Commission Chair David ,
Zaccagnino recommended a redesigned field, incorporat- B
ing both a smaller ball field and fenced-in area for dogs,
after dog owners requested a sign and policy change to
recognize their needs.
'This is just the first stage," Zaccagnino said March While he could not give examples of any recent
30, about the 490-foot-long fence to be installed inside altercations, he said "they've gone on," and he claims
the outfield fence "to avoid any arguments between the the fence will reduce city liability for the shared use by
ball players and dog park users." ballplayers and pets.
BB to discuss cell tower proposal
Public hearing April 5
on newspaper regs
By Mark Young
Can you hear me now?
Bradenton Beach commissioners will hear the results
of a request for proposal sent out in February regarding
a cellular communications tower.
Commissioners approved the RFP at their Feb. 16
meeting, along with plans to install a cell tower at the
public works facility, 403 Highland Ave., next to the
police department. The RFP was initiated following a
Jan. 12 presentation by Alpha-Omega Communications,
whose chief executive officer outlined various options the
city could pursue in enhancing cellular communications
and public safety within the city.
According to Mayor John Shaughnessy, the city
already has ordinances in place to allow a project to move
The RFP was the first step and commissioners will
discuss the RFP and other city matters beginning at 7
AM BEACH CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Greenfield, DEP compliance manager Maryellen
Edwards and permit manager Allyson Minick said the
city as mitigation for the violation could remove the
excess material at the pier beach and fill in an unauthor-
ized channel adjacent to 643 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
The DEP team did give the city the option of paying a
fine, but Greenfield said a consent order "may be needed"
to resolve the violation, regardless of whether the city
pays a fine or pumps the excess material into the desig-
Selby and McKay said they prefer to not have a
consent order issued, but Greenfield said the DEP team
would first have to discuss the request with the program
administrator, and would likely need "something in writ-
ing" from the city to show what it will do to correct the
McKay said that since Greenfield's March 9 inspec-
tion, the pier shoreline has lost about 10 feet of beach.
Sam Johnston, a consultant for the West Coast Inland
Navigation District that oversaw the Bimini Bay project,
said he believes much of the remaining sand will "be
gone in a few months."
If that's the case, Greenfield said, the city should
look into a "long-term solution," such as a jetty and/or
breakwater to "minimize the slow loss of beach."
She said the city could do hydraulic modeling to find
the best solution. The modeling might show that extend-
ing the Lake LaVista inlet jetties farther into Tampa Bay
might significantly reduce the rate of beach loss.
McKay said the city has "already looked into extend-
ing the jetties" to reduce the frequency of dredging the
An informal survey of the size of the pier beach at
high tide found the beach extended into Tampa Bay about
120 feet from the shore by the pier. A similar measure-
ment three weeks ago found about 150 feet of beach by
the pier at high tide.
p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Bradenton Beach City Hall,
107 Gulf Drive N.
Also on the agenda is a public hearing and first read-
ing of an ordinance regarding newspaper racks.
The city attempted to move forward with an ordi-
nance earlier this year, but halted the first reading when
Islander publisher Bonner Joy said the ordinance was in
conflict with how publishers had to rely on manufacturers
Joy pointed out several flaws in the ordinance the
city did not take into consideration, most of which are
out of the control of area publishers. The city halted the
reading and scheduled a meeting of publishers to gain a
consensus of what would work best for publishers, while
still meeting the city's goals of maintaining a cleaner
looking area for newsrack placement and design.
Publishers representing various news organizations
within the county gathered Feb. 15 at city hall to discuss
the ordinance and were able to reach a consensus that
was satisfactory to all those present.
The revised ordinance will be presented at the April
5 meeting for a continued first reading and public hear-
McKay noted that before this year, Bimini Ba Key
Royale Canal was last dredge in 2001. He asked the DEP
to put dredging of Bimini Bay/Key Royale Canal on a
The Lake LaVista inlet is dredged about every 18
months, he said, and estimated about 1,600 cubic yards
of material is removed in each cycle.
Selby said he would wait to present the DEP find-
ings to the city commission until he learns the amount of
sand the DEP requires the city to remove, the preferred
removal method and the amount of the fine, if any.
"I will, however, discuss the situation individually
with each commissioner to let them know what the DEP
has advised us," he said.
Greenfield said the DEP would have to study the
violation further to determine the amount of any fine.
At the same March 23 meeting, McKay asked the
DEP for permission to use the lot on the north side of
Lake LaVista inlet to stockpile sand, but Minick said the
city would need to apply for a permit and include a draw-
ing of the area and a list of best management practices
for the storage site.
Minick said the city should apply as quickly as pos-
sible so the site is available when needed by the city.
The city recently moved the sand stored at the site
north of the jetty to the north end of Bayfront Park on
learning its Lake LaVista dredge permit did not allow
sand storage on the north side of the jetty.
The sand is used for sandbags during inclement
Greenfield and her team will contact the city when it
has more information on how it should remove the excess
beach and move it to the unauthorized channel.
The city might have to hire a dredging firm, such as
Florida Dock & Dredge Inc., the company that did the
recent Bimini Bay project, and pump the excess sand at
the pier beach to the unauthorized channel in the bay near
643 Key Royale Drive.
Along with other
dogs and their
and Dennis Twigg
visit Birdie Tebbetts
Field March 29 with
S... their yorkie, Stan-
"- .ley. A sign posted
on the fence last
week announced the
April 3-6 closure
of the park 'for all
activities" due to
new fence installa-
tion. Islander Photo:
As to the redesign, he said Scott Dell, assistant direc-
tor of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, and Joe
Duennes, city public works superintendent, are planning
changes to create a multi-purpose ball field to accom-
modate softball, kickball, t-ball and other activities.
Dell said March 30 he had not heard from Duennes
since the fence was bid in February.
Zaccagnino last week renewed his call to dog park
owners to form a group to make suggestions for the dog
park portion of the field.
"I'm hoping folks, the people who use the park, give
us -uL.__LiOn, down the road."
Dog park users, however, had asked only for a sign-
up board at the field to allow advance notice of times
when they should yield the field to ballplayers. A majority
of dog owners addressing the commission asked to keep
the field "as is."
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April 6, office closed.
April 12, 6 p.m. work session.
April 26, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
April 5, 1 p.m. city pier team.
April 5, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 6, offices closed.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
April 4, 5 p.m., parks and beautification commit-
April 6, office closed.
April 10, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 16, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Tourist Development
April 24, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 26, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
April 10, 9 a.m., county commission.
April 24, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bra-
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West Manatee Fire Rescue
April 21, 6 p.m., district board.
April 28, 9 a.m., pension board.
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THE ISLANDER U APRIL 4, 2012 U 5
Spring break eviction falls short on 'family' rule
By Kathy Prucnell
In the aftermath of the eviction of 18 college-age
partiers from an accommodation in the 200 block of 73rd
Street in Holmes Beach last month, at least one city com-
missioner is wondering why the agency approved the
Apparently, city code limits residential rentals to a
family and four unrelated persons.
Referring to Island Real Estate's eviction at one of
the city's "monster houses," Commissioner Jean Peelen
asked other commissioners March 13, "if it's illegal to
have unrelated people, then why are we allowing" rentals
to spring breakers.
The Holmes Beach land-development code limits
to four the number of unrelated people who may reside
in resort housing by its definition of "family," which
"Any number of individuals related by blood, mar-
riage or legal adoption, and not more than four persons
not so related, living together as a single housekeeping
unit. Foster children are considered part of a family."
Peelen acknowledged Larry Chatt of Island Real
Estate as "one of the good guys," but she also said, "It's
kind of stunning."
Asked how Holmes Beach enforces the family regu-
lations, public works superintendent Joe Duennes, who
also oversees code enforcement, answered, "That gets to
be over the top," and compared it to enforcement of laws
against alcohol on the beach.
"Unless there's someone being disorderly, then it's
not used. But it's a tool in the arsenal," Duennes said.
Chatt, broker of Island Real Estate, is a driving
force for best practice reforms for rental managers on
the Island, and also the agent who evicted the 18 spring
break partiers. Chatt said he's learned a lot from the inci-
\ly bip',I'.,t l statement is 'it works,'" he said.
He warned that renting to a large number of college-
aged people is "high risk" for property agents. And word
needs to get out to such renters who are "clearly having
fun, but bothering neighbors," and are warned but con-
tinue the party requiring police to go out a second time,
it will be met with enforcement, he said.
Due to the eviction and other recent problems, such
as unauthorized subleasing in violation of the city's
30-day minimum-stay rule in the R-1 zoning district, he
said, Island Real Estate's contracts and procedures are
changing to require terms for renters that include:
Must be 25 years or older.
Ages and number of occupants.
Number of cars to be parked.
Agree not to sublease without written authoriza-
Chatt also is revamping his reservation procedures,
he said, training staff with guidelines on screening poten-
tial renters and ensuring new rules are followed.
As of April 1, he said, Island Real Estate will be
requiring "confirmations" from renters about initial infor-
mation they provide.
'The story here is: The Island is changing," Chatt
said. "We've got to work together to find quiet enjoyment
for our residents and renters.
"And, to be careful we find that balance. I'm very
conscious it's been out of balance in favor of renters for
Chatt confesses to being "selfishly" against a change
Island Real p'**
Estate broker .
talks about < :.
recent Island 1 i
rental policies -
in his office. /
Kathy Prucnell t
toward an Island of more renters and spring breakers,
because he lives here.
Property managers, he pointed out, can be deceived
by potential renters. Parents try to rent for their kids and
friends, and not indicate the true number of guests.
"Guests start to learn what flag words will keep them
out," such as a request to split up payment six ways.
"I've evicted less than five times in over 10,000 res-
ervations," Chatt said. "It's used as the last, last resort."
His other approaches include deposit forfeitures, get-
ting involved with resolving problems and giving strong
He is hoping a proactive approach and improving
his agency's procedures and contracts will prevent future
"I'm the first to admit I'm always learning," he said,
adding that he's looking to doing business better.
Marine Corps Pfc. Luigi Cibischino Jr., son of
Tracy Cibischino of Holmes Beach, and Lou Cibis-
chino Sr. of Saddle River, N. J., recently completed
basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit
Depot, Parris Island, S.C., the Navy Public Affairs
Support Element of Norfolk, Va., announced last
Designed to challenge new Marine recruits
both physically and mentally, the 12-week train-
ing phase ended with Cibischino and his fellow
recruits completing the Crucible, a 54-hour team
evolution. In the concluding ceremony, the recruits
were presented the Marine Corps emblem and
addressed as "Marines" for the first time.
As part of their training, Cibischino and other
recruits learned how Marine Corps' core values
honor, courage and commitment guide a
Marine's personal and professional conduct.
how to begin your project
call Betsy at 941.778.3215
214 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, Fl
6 E APRIL 4, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Happy, hoppy Easter
For all of you celebrating Easter week, happy
Likely you have friends and family visiting. You
have plans for church, beach and outings on Anna Maria
Island. Hopefully your plans include an early morning
visit to Manatee Public Beach on Easter Sunday to share
the beauty of the sunrise rising from the east with the
hundreds of others who will come to worship with the
Island churches and the event host, the Kiwanis Club
of Anna Maria Island.
You won't be disappointed in the beauty of this spe-
cial morning and the service. There's an overwhelming
sense of sharing and a glow that goes beyond the pale
pink and orange rays of light rising in the sky.
We hope to see you there.
Meanwhile, the Island is bulging with visitors -
friends and family here for the holiday and peaceful
enjoyment. Hopefully, as the traffic grows, the beach
gets crowded, the lines get longer at Publix and the wait
grows for a table at our favorite restaurants, we can keep
our cool. This is when patience pays off.
This is the time when Islanders can best enjoy
what others see in the beauty of Anna Maria Island,
and follow their own best advice. Ride bicycles or take
the trolley to Island destinations. Avoid peak hours at
the beach, stores, restaurants everywhere. Stock up
on groceries and shop early or late in the day. In fact,
by now, you should have shopping all taken care of and
your errands done.
Now you can join your visitors in their walk on
the beach, stroll the pier or you got it sunrise and
Both you and your guests can enjoy Anna Maria
Island "like a native."
Do what you must to avoid all the hoopla, and rest
assured that visitors are welcome very welcome -
on Anna Maria Island.
This is how businesses grow, new "ideal" homes
replace outmoded places, new people come to enjoy
what we first discovered, and so it goes.
So it began ... since the first tourists flowed off the
steamer at the Anna Maria City Pier to promenade to
the white sandy beaches at the Gulf end of Pine Avenue
to experience the healing powers of sun and water, the
flow of tourism continues to this day.
And while we all have our reasons for coming to
Anna Maria Island and stories of how we discovered
this slice of paradise, it is what we make of it that holds
us here. And who doesn't say or think the same ...
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This is just a short note to express my sincere thanks
and gratitude to all the people who helped my husband,
Christian Schilling, when he was involved in a motor
bike accident on Manatee Avenue on the west side of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge at about 2.40 p.m. Tuesday,
My thoughts and best wishes will always be with
Again thank you.
Leesa Schilling, Holmes Beach
Keep the park
I have heard rumors of taking away the little Anna
Maria (city hall) park for placement of a cell tower.
This would be a sad day for many. This is one of the
few quaint and peaceful areas left in Anna Maria.
I have been playing horseshoes in the park for more
than 20 years, as have many others. The horseshoe club
donated more than $2,000 to charities which benefited
the Island. Five or six years ago, an attempt was made
to remove the park for more parking. We had to fight
to keep the park, and the city has done just fine without
the extra parking. Our little park is still standing, and
hopefully for a long time to come.
The park is such a great place, because of all the
trees. It's a shelter from the sun and wind and the park
has a unique ambiance. We have 30-40 horseshoe play-
ers using the park twice a week and shuffle-boarders
five to six days a week. Also many people just stop to
watch and relax in the park, so it would be a shame to
Cell towers are uniiighll and would be another
negative for Anna Maria. I ask that you consider the
cell tower be placed at the community center or Roser
Church, as they have requested the tower and I under-
stand that either location would be a good choice.
Please, leave our little park the way it is.
Adin R. \/io,,i. Bradenton
Bigger is not better
As we arrive on Anna Maria Island for our 10th
year of March vacation, we read about the building
moratorium issues with great interest. One of the first
things we do is read The Islander to tune into this spe-
Commissioner SueLynn's message to Island visi-
tors strikes a chord with us. Yes, the character of this
Island is worth saving. We value the residential charac-
ter of the city, and have been dismayed to watch older
cottages torn down to be replaced with too-large vaca-
tion homes. Pine Avenue has changed a lot, too, and
although we don't love all of it, the green theme of the
new businesses is terrific.
People think our economy depends on growth,
when in fact there are many examples of steady pros-
perity. An Island economy especially must learn to pros-
per without continually expanding. The communities of
AMI, trying to preserve the character of an Island, are
grappling with the limits of gi t ll Bigger is not better
here. Overcrowding will destroy the quality of life for
residents, visitors and businesses alike.
To maintain the character of this Island, stronger
building codes and more restrictive zoning are critical.
Are Holmes Beach commissioners really representing
the long-term interests of their city?
Anna Maria commissioners are being more cau-
tious. Developers and contractors naturally will be
impatient with delays, but strong city commissioners
serve the greater good and stand up to such pressures.
That's the only way AMI is going to preserve its
special place in the world.
Rebecca Ruggles, Baltimore, Md.
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By Mark Young
Due to conflicts this year, the annual Relay
for Life fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer
Society was moved forward on the calendar to May
19-20, but that isn't stopping Relay teams from stay-
Due to a conflict of their own, the Sandpip-
ers Relay for Life team cannot participate in May,
and held a walk of its own. Some members of team
Sandpiper walked from Coquina Beach to Sandpiper
Resort, while others walked from the Sandpiper beach
to Bean Point, Anna Maria.
Anna Maria Island Relay for Life committee
member Nancy Ambrose participated in the walk with
"It was a very meaningful," saidAmbrose. "Many
members were walking for their friend Frances
D'Ambrosio, who lived at Gulf Cabins, but partici-
pated in the Sandpiper exercise club."
Each member had someone in mind as they
walked to raise money for cancer research. Peggy
Weisharr walked for her sister-in-law, while Mary-
anne Jazdzewski walked for her brother, and Cathy
Riley walked for both her sister and daughter.
'They all wanted to make a difference in the fight
against cancer," said Ambrose. "Their hearts and souls
were into the walk."
Team Sandpiper has raised $416 thus far, and
Ambrose said more money is forthcoming.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life
unites people to celebrate cancer survivors, as well
as to remember loved ones who lost their battles.
Money raised during the event funds cancer
research, early detection and prevention education
and offers services to those affected by cancer.
The Relay for Life official walk will begin at 1
p.m. Saturday, May 19, and will continue through 7
a.m. Sunday, May 20 at Coquina Beach.
Teams and sponsors are still welcome to sign up.
For more information, go online at www.RelayFor-
Life.org/amifl or call Ambrose at 941-328-3775.
The Sandpipers Relay for Life team
has raised $416 thus far to ben-
efit the annual American Cancer
Society fundraising event. Members
include, front row, from left, Lou
Connelly, Cathy Riley, Maryanne
Jazdzewski, Aurea Poirier, Bra-
denton Beach Commissioner Gay
Breuler and Mary Cleveland. Back
row, from left, are Peggy Weishaar,
Nancy MacKay, Jeanie Wozniak,
Bert Dysart, Pat Bialek, Judy
Price, Pam McKeown and Arthur
Mandeville. Not pictured: Olive
Corning. Islander Courtesy Photo
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 4, 2012 U 7
Headlines from the April 3, 2002,
issue of The Islander
Manatee County natural resources department
director Charlie Hunsicker said Great Lakes Dock &
Dredge had completed its portion of beach renourish-
ment in Anna Maria ahead of schedule and was ready to
begin work in Holmes Beach. The Anna Maria renour-
ishment created a shoreline about 200-foot wide for .6
mile, Hunsicker said.
Anna Maria residents Carol Ann Magill and Rick
DeFrank questioned city commissioners as to why they
should allow Hovercraft Inc. to make a presentation to
the commission to bring day visitors from Fort DeSoto
Park to Anna Maria. Commissioner Chuck Webb said
it was "due process" to give everyone the right to make
Following completion of an engineering study of
the Anna Maria Island Bridge, the Florida Department
of Transportation presented Island residents with options
for the bridge's future, including spend $9.7 million to
repair the bridge; spend $25.5 million to rehabilitate the
bridge and widen the span by 30 feet, or build a new
21-foot-high center-clearance bascule bridge with a life
span of 75 years. The DOT said it had no preference, but
asked Islanders to vote for a preference.
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HB considers Internet cafes, outdoor dining, rentals
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach city commissioners at a work ses-
sion March 27 considered a ban on Internet cafes, new
outdoor dining rules, and a transient housing law and
also instructed their attorney to prepare ordinances on all
three for action at a future meeting.
City commissioners first reviewed new restaurant
restrictions for outdoor dining, and then a draft ordinance
to prevent Internet gambling businesses from opening
their doors in Holmes Beach.
Following Commissioner Jean Peelen's inquiry about
what process will deal with recommendations soon to
come out of the focus groups appointed in January to
explore rental issues, Commission Chair David Zaccag-
nino introduced yet another ordinance.
Commissioners first discussed a draft ordinance on
outdoor dining, which was moved by commission con-
sensus to a regular meeting agenda.
At the beginning of this discussion, it was agreed that
eight outdoor dining seats had previously been allowed
without commission approval. To this, Petruff remarked,
"We took that out years ago. I think there's a consensus
not to put it back in."
It also was noted that tying the outdoor dining to
parking was removed in 2008.
According to Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens,
the changes were made because the city "wanted to be
a more walking, biking community," less car dependent
because of the increased use of trolleys.
Commissioner Pat Morton, however, expressed con-
cern about parking. "Whenever it stretches out to 35 to 40
(outdoor) seats, for me there's a parking issue that comes
up," he said.
Zaccagnino said if it's a safety issue Morton was rais-
ing, a new provision in the ordinance the commission was
considering allows for a city building official to address
this with a "periodic review."
Under existing rules, outdoor dining requires an ini-
tial permit, and subsequent annual permits for the contin-
ued outdoor operation on filing a city business tax receipt.
A $100 fee is collected by the city for both initial and
Two merchants at the Island \/i. 1,"g Center last
month complained about increased traffic and stress
on parking behind their stores on Holmes Boulevard
where they face the former Martini Bistro-Fins Bar,
now Lobstahs restaurant. The shop owners claim the
restaurant lacks needed parking. Islander Photo:
subsequent permits. Also required is a site plan, which
is reviewed by the building department.
Under the proposed ordinance, the $100 renewal fee
will be eliminated. But, if there's an increase in outdoor
seating, owners will need to reapply and pay an additional
Restaurant owners with existing city-permitted out-
door dining would be grandfathered, Petruff said, until
the business changes ownership or increases seating.
Under the proposed "periodic review," if a building
official should find it necessary to take the matter to the
code enforcement board, a restaurant's outdoor dining
permit would not be changed or revoked without notifica-
tion, advertisement and a public hearing, Petruff said.
And, Petruff said, while the draft ordinance didn't
include a request to add "commission approval" of site
plans before permits are granted for new or increased
outdoor dining, she would add it to the next draft of the
Commissioner John Monetti said that while the
review process would not be practical for larger cities, it
should work for small cities such as Holmes Beach.
The second ordinance commissioners considered -
banning Internet-simulated gambling and related devices
- was modeled by Petruff after a Seminole County law
that's been winding its way through the courts.
Most recently the Seminole ordinance was chal-
lenged on First Amendment grounds, and a March 21
decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the llth
Judicial Circuit of Atlanta affirmed a decision denying
a preliminary injunction, and allowing the county to
enforce its ban.
"A lot of the language is the same" as the Seminole
County ordinance, Petruff told commissioners. "We need
to watch that particular case."
Haas-Martens asked whether the ordinance would
allow "charitable organizations to do what they do now,"
including the "wheel" game, and Petruff said it would.
Zaccagnino inquired whether the proposed ordinance
will ban the sale of time on a computer "as a game."
"It's hard to say," Petruff said, adding the ordinance
aims to "address an) hling that looks, smells or acts" like
Monetti said he favored moving the ordinance onto
the commission's regular meeting "post haste," and
Morton complimented Petruff for a "very good job" on
the draft ordinance.
Finally, the commission discussed an ordinance to
incorporate the multi-unit, multi-story rental recom-
mendations expected from focus groups by the end of
Zaccagnino said he is working with Petruff to draft an
ordinance using other communities' ordinances, includ-
ing those from Key West and Islamorada, dealing with
vacation rentals and transient housing.
Petruff told commissioners, "what would help me" is
for commissioners to send her an outline of focus group
recommendations. She would then sort through them,
include them in her draft, or tell commissioners why
"that's not a good idea."
"Whatever we do, it must be an ordinance of general
applicability citywide," Petruff said.
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'Nesting beach ambassadors' to-
By Mark Young
Somewhere out in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond
sea turtles are preparing to create the next generation
and many will return to the shores of Anna Maria Island
to build their beach nests and lay their eggs.
May 1 signals the beginning of sea turtle nesting
season and those who dedicate their time to a busy nest-
ing season are beginning their preparations for what Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring exec-
utive director Suzi Fox calls, "May Day."
Volunteers will gather 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 5,
at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, to begin
preparations. Fox said volunteer positions are full, but is
encouraging Island residents to join in the training.
"I have had 43 calls this past week and I only needed
eight new walkers," said Fox, who noted the April 5
meeting is a time to begin "grooming them for the survey
Volunteers will learn protocol rules for nesting
season, such as whom to call if they find a nest, determin-
ing if what they have found is a nest or a "false crawl,"
and how to determine if the nest is endangered and needs
to be moved.
Storm season also will be discussed, and "my little
nesting beach ambassadors" will be assigned beach sec-
tors for monitoring, Fox said.
Anyone who has registered for this year's startup
walks April 18, must attend the April 5 meeting. Fox said
the shores of AMI are divided into nine sections and a
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volunteer is assigned to each section for seven days.
"That requires 63 volunteers and, lucky me, we are
filled at this time," she said. "Pre-assigned volunteers will
pick up official walker T-shirts, nest-marker flags and
report forms and meet up with the section leaders we call
coordinators. Each 1-mile section has a coordinator."
Fox said recent turtle activity offshore coupled with
a warmer winter have left expectations high for an early
"We would typically do our beach walk later, but we
are starting beach survey walks around two weeks early
this year," she said.
Fox said the April 5 training will conclude with a
class in shorebird etiquette and identification.
The recent early nesting of a snowy plover also is
a reminder that shorebird nesting and sea turtle nesting
overlap one another. Bird species such as the plover, black
skimmer and American oystercatcher among others are
in nesting season, now through the summer.
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 4, 2012 E 9
prep April 5
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission reminds beachgoers to take care to not disturb
nests. FWC reports less than 200 nesting pairs of plovers
exist in Florida, and increased human activity represents
the bi''cl threat to shorebird nesting.
"By recognizing the warning signs that you have
entered an area of beach where shorebird nesting is taking
place, you can save chicks and eggs from needless death,"
said FWC employee Nancy Douglas in a prepared state-
"If you notice birds suddenly stand up, become agi-
tated or fly about at your approach, you are likely entering
a nesting site," she said.
Disturbances from people, pets or vehicles can cause
a shorebird parent to temporarily or permanently abandon
the nest, exposing eggs and chicks to the heat or preda-
FWC recommends people stay at least 300 feet away
from a nest and to respect all posted areas that declare the
area a nesting site.
Keeping the beach clean of litter and food scraps
also is important in preventing unnecessary arrivals of
raccoons, gulls and crows, which prey on vulnerable
FWC asks you to be guardians during nesting season.
Inform fellow beachgoers who may be disturbing a nest
site of how their actions could hurt the bird's survival. If
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All aboard for Island CitiFest
By Kathy Prucnell
All hands are on deck for Capt. Tracey Dell and
crew of the Island Pearl April 14-15 at Island CityFest,
a Holmes Beach Founder's Day celebration.
A "one-hour plus" cruise on the Island Pearl will be
offered at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, with
tickets available at the Island Pearl-Kathleen D booth at
The vessel seats 49 passengers, and will set sail from
the Mainsail Marina docks at 5400 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, and travel through Anna Maria Sound into Tampa
Bay, passing Anna Maria City Pier and then returning to
Mainsail. The cost of the cruise is $10.
A portion of proceeds will benefit the scholarship
fund of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
the event organizer.
From the same Mainsail docks the next day, the
Island Pearl also will offer a Mike Sales Sunset Cruise
at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 15. Tickets for the two-hour
sunset cruise are $25. Dell welcomes cruisers to bring a
picnic and beverages.
With the new Island Pearl, Dell has partnered with
Manatee County in several historical excursions in March
as part of Manatee Heritage Days. Additional excursions
were added during the March event due to the popularity
of the Island Pearl, Dell said.
According to Dell, the Island Pearl also is hoped to
begin shuttle service to Anna Maria Island by summer.
In addition to the Island Pearl, Dell owns the charter
vessels, Kay Dee and KathleenD. He operates locally
from Bradenton and Anna Maria Island. The Kay Dee
also is moored at the Mainsail Marina.
According to Dell, the Island Pearl was originally
built in 1991 for the USS Essex carrier in California,
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and first assigned as a multi-purpose utility boat, and
later re-assigned to the Pearl Harbor naval station where
it shuttled Navy personnel. In 2004, the Island Pearl was
converted into an elegant-style vessel.
Recently, the Island Pearl was equipped to navigate
the environmentally sensitive Island waters, with LED
Island Pearl voyages local waters
Passengers enjoy a historical tour March 27 during a
Manatee Heritage Day excursion along the Manatee
River between Anna Maria Island and Cortez. It was
one of Island Pearl's maiden voyages in local waters
and was narrated by county historian Cathy Slusser
and Florida Maritime Museum docent Sam Bell. The
event benefited the museum. Islander Photo: Karen
lighting, recycled renewable cork flooring, an efficient
waste water system and other state of the art equipment.
The vessel will be utilizing bio-diesel fuel blends to cut
down on the carbon footprint, soot and odor.
For more information or a reservation, contact Capt.
Jeff Stephens at 941-780-8010 or go online at www.ami-
Island CityFest will feature a one-day classic car
show, and two days of live entertainment, an area of fine
arts, as well as a craft-sale section of vendors and a vari-
ety of Island restaurants offering edible treats, as well as
chamber volunteers selling beer and wine.
For more CityFest information, call the chamber,
Boating classes set in April
The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron will
offer its boating course and seminars in April.
"America's Boating Course," a two-part boating
safety course, will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,
April 7 and April 14, at the squadron building, 1200 71st
St. NW, Bradenton.
The fee for the boating course, which includes mate-
rials, is $35, or $50 per couple. The course provides an
overview of boating safety, including rules, weather, boat
handling and distress signals. A boating education certifi-
cate is earned on completion of the two-part course.
"A Chart Reading Seminar" will be held 6:30-9 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17, including instruction on how to use
charts for safe boating.
"A GPS Seminar," designed to teach global-position-
ing system basics for safe boating, will be held 6:30-8:30
p.m. Tuesday, April 24.
There is a $10 fee for each seminar.
Pre-registration is required for both the seminars and
For registration or more information, call Gloria
Potter or Walter Haug at 941-795-0482.
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Island celebrates Easter week, Kiwanis sunrise
Easter will be celebrated Islandwide, including spe-
cial events and sermons during Holy Week through Easter
Sunday, April 8.
"Love Wins" will be the sermon by the Rev. Rose-
mary Backer of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at the non-
denominational Easter sunrise service 6:30 a.m. Sunday,
April 8, at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
The service, hosted by the Anna Maria Island
Kiwanis, will include an invocation by Rev. Dee
deMontmollin of the Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation, and a welcome by Kiwanis president Claudette
Welch. Music will provided by Susan Kruse and Drew
Thomas. The Rev. Stephen King of Harvey Memo-
rial Church and the Rev. Gary Batey, Roser Memorial
Community Church, will provide scripture readings.
A benediction will be given by the Rev. Michael Mullen
of St. Bernard Catholic Church. All Anna Maria Island
churches participate in the 48th annual service.
Another Easter sunrise service will be celebrated by
Longboat Island Chapel. The Rev. Charlie Shook will
give the sermon, "The Three Days of Easter," at 7 a.m.
at Bayfront Park, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Other Easter observances include:
St. Bernard Catholic Church
Services are planned through Holy Week at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
The Mass of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at
7 p.m., followed by the Adoration of the Blessed Sacra-
ment until 10 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 5.
The Passion and Veneration of the Cross will begin
at 3 p.m. Good Friday, April 6.
The Blessing of Easter Food is at 10 a.m., and an
Easter Vigil will start at 8:30 p.m. Holy Saturday, April
Easter Sunday mass will celebrated at 8 a.m. and 10
For more information, call 941-778-4769.
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation
Holy Week at the Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, continues with
Stations at the Cross 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday,
The Holy Eucharist and Healing will be held at 9:30
a.m.; Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar at 6 p.m.;
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Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts the annual
Easter sunrise service at the Manatee Public Beach.
and Vigil Watch following in the church's memorial
garden Maundy Thursday, April 5.
The church focuses on Jesus' Seven Last Words,
beginning at noon Good Friday, April 6.
On Easter Sunday, April 8, celebrations begin with
a Rite I service at 7:30 a.m., followed by 9 a.m. and 11
a.m. Rite II Festival Eucharist services, accompanied by
choir and organ.
For more information, call 941-778-1813.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services are
added to the regular services during Easter week at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
A Maundy Thursday service will be held 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 5.
Two Good Friday services are offered, at noon and
7 p.m., Friday, April 6.
For more information, call 941-778-1813.
"Becoming Radically Unshakable in Uncertain
Times" will be the topic for the 7 p.m. Good Friday ser-
vice, April 6, at 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
A 9 a.m. contemporary service and 10:15 a.m. tradi-
tional service will be held Easter Sunday, April 8.
For more information, call 941-778-0719.
Harvey Memorial Community Church
Easter services at Harvey Memorial Community
Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, will be held
at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8.
For more information call 941-79-1912.
Roser Memorial Community Church
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, will hold Easter services at 9 a.m. and 11
a.m. Sunday, April 8. For more information, call 941-
Longboat Island Chapel
The Longboat Island Chapel will celebrate Easter
with a 7 a.m. sunrise service at Bayfront Park, 4052 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, and a 10 a.m. service at
the church, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key,
followed by a children's Easter egg hunt.
A Maundy Thursday supper will be held at 5:30 p.m.
All services, with the exception of the sunrise ser-
vice, are held at the Longboat Island Chapel,
For more information, call 941-383-6491.
Christ Church of Longboat Key
"The Fellow in the Bright Nightgown," will be the
Easter sermon given by the Rev. Bruce W. Porter at 8 a.m.
and 10 a.m., April 8, at the Christ Church of Longboat
Key, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Christ Church will hold a Maundy Thursday Tenebrae
Service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the church.
For more information, call 941-383-8833.
Routine trolley service
planned for Easter
The Manatee County Area Transit Island trolley
will begin operating Easter Sunday, April 8, at 6 a.m.,
its normal time to begin service.
More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the
sunrise service at Manatee Public Beach that morning,
and many will likely use the fare-free Island trolley to
reach the beach by its 6:30 a.m. start time.
Two trolleys begin serving the Island at 6 a.m.,
while a third trolley comes onto the route at 7:20 a.m.,
and no trolleys will be added to serve the Island for
Easter Sunday, a spokesperson for MCAT said.
Trolley service starts each morning at the Anna
Maria City Pier and at Coquina Beach, the spokes-
person said, and each runs the length of the Island
providing service to trolley stops at approximately 20
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Alyssa Moss, 17, and Lindsey Smith, 11, mirror each other's movements to the music of Adele on the boom box
as instructor Bree Watson, reflected in the mirror, looks on during a March 27 creative dance class at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
AMICC offers art, Spanish classes
Anna Maria Island Community Center is inviting
budding adult artists to sign up for "Vino & van Gogh"
to enjoy wine, share good company and create art. But
if it's Spanish language skills you'd like to cultivate, the
center also has something to offer.
For the artist, "Vino & van Gogh" will be 6:30-8:30
p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at the center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
The class will break down the steps of painting
through a simple process in a fun and friendly environ-
ment, and results in a masterpiece to take home. Class
size is a minimum of five and a maximum of 10. The fee
for members is $35, non-members pay $45, and includes
Art league hosts St.
Stephens' seniors artwork
The Anna Maria Island Art League will showcase
artwork of nine high school seniors from St. Stephen's
Episcopal School beginning with a 5:30-7:30 p.m. open-
ing reception Friday, April 13, at the league gallery, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The show features artwork of Michelle Benz,
Alyssa Jones, Alison Kanter, Kaitlyn Moore, Charlotte
O'Driscoll, Stephen S i>_."'in-. Victoria Stadlin, Lucas
Stolarczyk and Jennifer Xie, all participants in the
school's Visual Arts Conservatory Program.
The event, including refreshments and hors d'oeuvres,
is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Christina Reginelli at 941-
778-2099 or e-mail Director@IslandArtLeague.org.
Meet media, get PR tips
Learning how to get your business in the news by
writing a knock-your-socks-off press release will be the
topic of a seminar at 8:45 a.m.-noon Monday, April 16,
at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, 4215 Concept
Court, Lakewood Ranch.
The panel will include media from ABC 7 WWSB,
The Islander, Bay News 9, Biz (941) magazine, Bra-
denton Herald, Bradenton Patch, Clear Channel Radio,
Living on the Suncoast magazine and Manatee Herald-
The cost is $25 for Manatee Chamber and MYP
members and $35 for non-members.
Seating is limited and reservations are required by
April 12. For more information or registration, call Lisa
Reeder at 941-748-3411 or email LisaR@ManateeCham-
Coffee to include travel
Crosspointe Fellowship's Women's Refined Enlight-
ened Accepted Loved Ministry will hold a coffee 9:30-
11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, featuring a talk by Luanne
Collins of Anna Maria on her recent trip to Israel.
Collins will speak and show slides at the church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-778-0719.
paper, a palette of colors and brushes. The instructor is
local artist Susie Cotton.
Also to be held at the center, there are six levels of
class sessions for anyone looking to learn Spanish now
forming for five or more students of the same level.
Each session will be a series of three classes. Classes
consist of exercises and conversations relevant to Span-
ish, with a focus on traveling and its related vocabulary.
With themes of different countries of destination, quar-
terly festivals also will be held at the center. Session fees
are $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
For registration and more information, call Sandee
Pruett, 941-778-1908, ext. 0.
AMI Art League:
Call to artists
Do vivid and dazzling colors play a role in your art
If so, Anna Maria Island Art League is calling for your
submission to "Creative Color," a May 4-25 exhibit.
Entries will be accepted 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 1
and May 2, at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Creative Color is an all-media juried exhibit open to
For more information, call Christina Reginelli at
941-778-2099 or e-mail her at director@islandartleague.
IGW demo features
A palette of watercolor will be featured 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday, April 21, at Island Gallery West, a rescheduled
event which also marks the last in the winter-spring series
of demonstrations at the gallery.
Barbara Hines will present her show entitled, "Mer-
maid's Watercolor," at the gallery in the S&S Shopping
Plaza, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
No reservations are required and seating is on a first-
For more information, call 941-778-6648 or go
online at www.islandgallerywest.com.
Knitters to meet at library
Have any questions about your knitting or crochet-
ing project, or just want to join others who share your
An open knitting and crocheting group will meet 2-4
p.m. Thursday, April 5 and April 19, in the community
room at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Free help will be available to those who need it.
The group is sponsored by Friends of the Library.
For more information, call Carol VanFleet at 941-
586-1378 or e-mail her at Chocpiemom@yahoo.com.
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Southeast High School,
right, is chosen as the Art-
ists' Guild of Anna Maria
f Island April student artist
of the month. Pictured are
Kenney's art teacher, Bar-
bara Tapley Kenney, center,
.and Sue Lynn Cotton, left,
_of the Artists' Guild at
the gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Kenny's acrylic painting,
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was created for a 9/11
theme benefit. Erin will
attend Ringling School of
Art and Design, Sarasota,
where she plans to major in
Artists to 'paint out' for plein air event
Artists will descend from places afar to the streets
and beaches of Anna Maria Island and downtown Bra-
denton April 7-11 to compete in an en plein air "paint
out," followed by an exhibition at the ArtCenter of Mana-
tee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.
"Paint the Town" is a juried competition. The Center
will host a 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, reception for the
artists and the exhibit and sale after the paint-out. Win-
ners will be exhibited through April 27 at the Center.
During the paint-out, artists will be restricted to
painting in downtown Bradenton or Anna Maria Island
locations, and organizers have suggested the following
schedule and sites:
Saturday, April 7: Farmers Market, Old Main Street,
Sunday, April 8: painting optional.
Monday, April 9: Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Tuesday, April 10: King Farm, Bradenton.
Wednesday, April 11: De Soto National Memorial,
Coast guard offers safe-
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas 81 and 85 are
offering an ABS boating course at 8 a.m. April 14 and
April 21 at Flotilla 81 training center in G.T. Bray Park,
5803 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton.
There is a $35 fee, which covers the cost of materi-
For more information or reservations, call Lillian
Revor at 941-758-5500 or Fred Kermode at 941-723-
1;10 in the chapel
at Roser Memo-
S and vocals were
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was held at the
home of her
and Judy Titsworth, Holmes Beach. The couple honey-
mooned in Orlando, and now reside in Bradenton.
The Island has bi'inm.' rights from last year the
exhibit's top three winners featured Anna Maria Island
Florida artist Katie Dobson Cundiff will be judging
this year's competition.
The "paint off" will kick off with a "quick-draw"
contest in which artists have two hours to paint their entry
at the farmer's market on Main Street in Bradenton Sat-
urday, April 7.
Cundiff will conduct a painting workshop, "Adven-
ture in Plein Air" 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13,
through Sunday, April 15.
While this year's entry process closed in January,
the public is invited to view the paint out and attend the
reception and exhibition. And interest in next year's event
For more information, call Mary Roff at the ArtCen-
ter, 941-746-2862, or e-mail Jane Keeling at jkeeling35@
Hodges Soileau of Venice and a member of the Ring-
ling College of Art and Design Sarasota faculty, took
first prize in last year's "Paint the Town" with this
painting he created in Cortez of an old fishing boat.
Ladies entertain at lunch
With a dramatic reading as entertainment, the Off
Stage Ladies of the Island Players will hold its monthly
luncheon meeting, beginning with registration at 11:30
a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Gulf Drive Cafe, 900
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Carol Heckman will entertain with a dramatic read-
ing, and hostesses for the April meeting are Phyllis Glentz
and Bunny Jautz.
The Off-Stage Ladies is an organization providing
support to the Island Players, Anna Maria Island's com-
munity theater. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Lunch meetings are held monthly at local restaurants and
provide a relaxed social setting to meet new people.
Lunch is $15 and guests are welcome.
Reservations are due by Friday, April 6.
For more information or reservations, call Nancy
Ambrose at 941-799-2181.
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Thursday, April 5
2-4 p.m.-Friends of the Library knit and crochet gathering,
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Saturday, April 7
9:30-11:30 a.m.-Crosspointe Fellowship's Women's Refined
Enlightened Accepted Loved Ministry coffee, speaker Luanne Col-
lins, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.
9 a.m.-noon-Easter Egg Hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant;
Easter Egg Roll, Easter Bonnet Contest on Pine Avenue, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-0444.
10 a.m.-noon-Mike Sales Conga on the Beach at the Moose
Lodge beach, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Benefits Moon-
Racer No-Kill Pet Rescue. Information: 941-448-5798.
Noon-4 p.m.- The Islander and Island Shopping Center
merchants host the Anna Maria Island Privateers Car Show at the
shopping center, 5400 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
10 a.m.-5 p.m.-Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park arts and
craft show, Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive. Infor-
Sunday, April 8
10 a.m.-4 p.m.-Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park arts and
craft show, Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive. Infor-
Third Mondays, noon, through May, Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge games at Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
Is nd ity et.
Anna Maria Island
Benefits scholarship flmd
Last year's conga line included Bradenton Beach Com-
missioner Gay Breuler, front. This year's event takes
place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, on the Moose Lodge
beach in Bradenton Beach.
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.
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street
Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
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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-
*April 11, Off-stage Ladies luncheon meeting, Gulf Drive Cafe,
900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-799-2181.
*April 12, "Paint the Town" reception and art sale, exhibit April
12-27, ArtCenter of Manatee, 209 Ninth St., Bradenton. Information:
April 13, Anna Maria Island Art League hosts opening recep-
tion for St. Stephen's Episcopal School seniors art show, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: at 941-778-2099.
*April 13, Artist reception for Kathleen Masur, watercolor artist,
Artists' Guild Gallery in the Island Shopping Center, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
*April 13-14, Island CityFest-a Holmes Beach Founder's Day
Celebration, Holmes Beach field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
April 16, News Media seminar, Manatee Chamber of Com-
merce, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. Information: 941-
Save the Date
April 19, Friends of the Library knit and crochet gathering,
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
*April 21, Hibiscus Festival at Family Life Center, First Baptist
Church, 1306 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-751-
April 21, "Mermaids Watercolor," Island Gallery West in the
S&S Shopping Plaza, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
April 21, Titanic 100th anniversary fashion show and lun-
cheon, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
April 28, Anna Maria Elementary School-Parent Teacher
Organization Spring Fling, Anna Maria Island Community Center.
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include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description
and a contact via e-mail and phone.
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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Pastor Rosemary W. Backer
April 5 7 pm Maundy Thursday Worship
April 6 Noon and 7 pm Good Friday Worship
April 7 No Saturday Service
"The Resurrection of Our Lord"
April 8 ~ 6:30 am Easter Sunrise Service
at Manatee Public Beach
S- 8 am and 10:30 am Easter Sunday
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Vintage fashion show planned at AMICC
Arts, crafts for the birds
Devon Straight, left, grandfather and Bradenton Beach
Commissioner Ed Straight, and Rosa Whiting
show Garfield the owl the camera while volunteering
at the March 24-25 art and craft show at the Holmes
Beach city field that benefited Wildlife Inc., the wildlife
rehab center operated in Bradenton Beach by Ed and
wife Gail Straight. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Two-day art sale
benefits butterfly park
An arts and craft show that will feature sales of jew-
elry, glass, photography, art, apparel, food, plants and
nautical crafts will be held Saturday and Sunday, April
7-8, at the Holmes Beach field, 5801 Marina Drive.
On Saturday, the show will run 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and,
on Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
A benefit for the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park,
music will be provided by Larry Wilhelm.
There are no fees for parking or admission.
For more information, call 352-344-0657 or go
online at www.tnteventsinc.com.
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By Mark Young
On April 10, 1912, one of man's proudest nautical
achievements set sail on her maiden voyage from South-
hampton en route to New York carrying 2,200 souls.
Only 700 would survive the aftermath of the RMS
Titanic striking an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. It took
but two hours for the massive ocean liner to sink into the
dark, icy waters. It would not be found until 1985.
Anna Maria Island residents will get the opportunity
to partake in a 100-year remembrance of the sinking of
the Titanic by way of a vintage fashion show, featuring
styles celebrating the early 1900s from Past and Present
The event will be held April 21 at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
'This is a first-time event for the community center
and for the Island," said event organizer Nancy Thibault,
who noted the show would benefit the center's many
"I helped plan a vintage show for about 400 ladies in
Michigan, and it was a huge success," she said. "Women
enjoy seeing the period fashions. How they are created
and sewn is truly a piece of art."
Thibault said the idea for the show came to her when
she attended a Christmas festival in Bradenton where Past
and Present Creations had fashions on display.
'The outfits took my breath away, and I proceeded to
imagine these wonderful gowns being shown for many
at a local fashion show," she said. "When we became
caterers at the community center, I presented this idea of
a luncheon to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the
The presenters at the show provide a historic journey
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of how fashion transitioned in the Titanic time period.
Past and Present Creations hand makes period repro-
ductions, so each piece is authentic in its preparation and
Thibault said the event first would "commemorate
the 100th anniversary of the Titanic. Second, to educate
our guests about the interesting facts from the era through
fashions of that period and film."
She said she hopes others will see the fine workman-
ship of the costumes.
"This commemorative event is being experienced
throughout our country," she said. "We will now have
some small part in this remembrance."
Tickets for the April 21 event are on sale for $25.
Talk of the Town catering will provide a full luncheon.
The event will include a historical discussion, and
door prizes will be awarded. Attendees are welcome to
wear period outfits.
Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon
beginning at noon, followed by the show.
For more information or tickets, call the center at
941-778-1908, ext. 0.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013
S7 pm April 5, Holy Thursday, Sanctuary
Soon April 6, Good Friday, Chapel
9 and 11 am services, Easter Sunday, April 8
512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Easter at the Longboat Island Chapel
Easter Sunrise Service at Bayfront Park
7 a.m. April 8
Organized by the Outreach Committee
Bring your own lawn chair to
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Katt Hefner, Soloist, Matt Bokulic, Accompanist
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The Rev. Charlie Shook
Children's Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden
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Architect tells HB commission: 'Preserve the soul'
By Kathy Prucnell
"I would like to propose a different type of mora-
torium a demolition moratorium until we decide
what we want," Terry Parker, a member of Holmes Beach
Commissioner Jean Peelen's building code focus group,
told commissioners at their March 27 work session.
Parker pled with commissioners "to come up with
legislation to preserve the soul of this city."
An architect hailing from New Jersey, Parker told
the commission he's been involved with "long fights" to
preserve historic structures, and that the city's heritage
can be protected based on certain criteria and qualifica-
Holmes Beach pier
still under study
By Rick Catlin
Manatee-Sarasota Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion executive director Mike Howe told the Island Trans-
portation Planning Organization last month the study to
replace the Manatee Public Beach pier in Holmes Beach
Howe said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has
been reviewing plans for the past 18 months, and keeps
asking Manatee County officials for more information or
"It keeps going around and around," Howe said.
N\ the corps has asked for another study."
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said the
longer it takes for a decision, the more the pier will
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy thanked
Howe for pushing the Manatee County Area Transit to
post signs on the rear of the Island trolleys warning
motorists not to go around trolleys stopped to load or
drop off passengers. Another sign inside the trolley
advises passengers not to cross the road until the trolley
"I'm just hoping the word will get out to the motoring
public," he said.
Shaughnessy asked the mayors at the meeting to pass
the word to their respective law enforcement departments
to watch for motorists crossing the double yellow lines
to get around the trolley.
tions. He said "anything over 50 years old" is eligible.
He proposed a six-month demolition moratorium to
save historical structures, such as a 1924 residence and
a Holmes family house that are both on the market and
will likely be demolished if the city does not act.
Parker told commissioners he was "reluctant to let
you know where they are because people will act on it.
It's the land they see."
As he had recommended earlier in the day to the
building focus group, Parker proposed a six-month mora-
torium be enacted for the issuance of demolition, par-
tial demolition and alteration permits in all residential
Parker is in the process of inventorying the city's R-2
zoned lots to determine the average floor-area ratio, and
is compiling data by street address as to whether existing
structures are two- or single-family, number of bedrooms,
baths and stories, building area, lot area and whether lots
are sufficient for a duplex.
After reviewing about 65 percent of the city's R-2
lots, Parker estimates approximately 106-108 properties
exceed 8,712 square feet, making them eligible for the
newer multi-story duplex housing, or land condos.
Of the 518 properties in the R-2 zone, he's found
"108 private residences that can be knocked down and
duplexes built in their stead."
Parker projected his "final number will be closer to
Recent city building department estimates have indi-
cated remaining lots in the R-2 zone include three to five
vacant lots; 10-12 lots with one existing residence and
lot space for a second unit; and roughly 40-50 existing
duplexes that could be replaced with multi-story hous-
Used bicycles sought for good use
By Kathy Prucnell
Westbay Point & Moorings condominium residents
Marge Soeffker, Barb Lindwall and Jon Lindwall are lead-
ing an effort to collect bicycles for homeless people.
They're putting the word out before snowbirds
leave for the season to consider donating their old
In the past two years, Soeffker said, she's taken in
some 40 bicycles and, just last month, nine bicycles were
donated. She isn't a nonprofit, she said, but merely a
collection arm of the Community Coalition on Home-
lessness of Bradenton, a nonprofit initiated in 1990 by
the mayor of Bradenton to provide referral services and
rental assistance, and advocate on behalf of area homeless
Jon Lindwall, treasurer of Westbay Point & Moorings
II association, said "it's a good way to get rid of bicycles
you don't want."
Soeffker coordinates the effort with Martha Childress
of the coalition, who in turn finds users for the bicycles
in need of transportation to hold jobs, she added.
Just about any bicycle can be refurbished by the
coalition, so unused bicycles in any condition are sought,
For more information or to arrange bicycle dona-
tions, call Soeffker at 320-761-9380.
Westbay Point & Mooring condominium residents
Marge Soeffker, left, Barb Lindwall and Jon Lindwall
show a bicycle donated to the group's effort for "Bicy-
cles for the Homeless," which they coordinate with the
Community Coalition on Homelessness of Bradenton.
Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
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the Island Shopping Center, 5400 Marina Drive, Holmes
The free event is sponsored by The Islander news-
paper and area merchants.
The show will feature 22 classes of vehicles with
each class competing for first- and second-place prizes,
and five best-in-show winners will be selected.
Other prize categories include Islander's Choice,
Pirate's Pick and Best Club Participation.
Participant registration is $10 and the first 50 entries
receive a complimentary dash plaque.
The Privateers will be serving up their traditional
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For more information, contact Roger "Hoodat" Mur-
phree at 214-714-3953.
Pirate attire is encouraged, as always.
The AMI Privateers is a nonprofit organization that
contributes to a variety of local community projects, in
addition to awarding local high school students scholar-
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 4, 2012 0 17
JoDene Moneuse, left, of
Longboat Key, shares her
"good news" with momn,
Dee Lamoreux, visiting
LBK and Anna Maria
Island from Atlanta. Dee
was a 10-year production
technician for The Islander
in the 1970s, and caught up
on Island happenings in the
new Islander. JoDene is a
silversmith, specializing in
silver jewelry and objects of
art. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy Carolyne Norwood
son Tyler Brewer
and friend Macey
Reynolds take their
to the Daytona 500
race in February.
Tyler and Macey
there with a souve-
nir "piece of No.
48, Jimmie John-
son's race car," by
his garage crew.
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Adventures in Shopping ...
Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques!
master is here, so it's time to hop into some of these
stores for fresh, fun unique items. It always feels good
to shop local, and buy local. So hop in and get busy
Plus Sizes and More is giving you 20 percent off
all formal wear, and cruise wear when you mention you
saw it in Tiki & Kitty. And Mary Kay also has beauti-
ful Easter dresses and accessories to choose from. She
also has a great selection of gently worn and brand new
clothing for sizes 14 and up.
Just Beachin' is our newest shop to join Tiki &
Kitty. Susie has all kinds of gifts and vintage collect-
ibles. And if you mention you saw her ad in Tiki &
Kitty, you can receive 20 percent off one swimsuit with
the purchase of another, of equal or lesser value, but
you already knew that didn't you?
Giving Back in Holmes Beach has moved, but
only one door over. Come check out the expanded
space and all the new items. And remember, when you
shop at Giving Back, you get some awesome deals and
you give back, because all proceeds go to local chari-
Steff's Stuff on Longboat Key moved to the Centre
Tide and Moon
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great selection of items. Make sure you stop in and say,
"Hello." You can find her at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
The Feed Store Antique Mall features more than 50
dealers offering vintage toys, furniture, collectible glass
and \ i dlling antique. This Ellenton hot spot is one of
the area's top stops, and we always enjoy shopping the
Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs
Antiques... did someone say Vintage Easter Bonnets?
Well, they have plenty! Whether it's a garden party,
Easter egg hunt, or Easter parade we've got you covered.
There's 20 percent off anm iling in the new garden area
to help you get started on your spring garden.
Tide and Moon also moved to a new location on Pine
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Woman uses kids, makes excuses for alleged crime
By Mark Young
A 30-year-old Sarasota woman has been charged with
felony theft after being observed stealing the property of
beachgoers on Coquina Beach.
Paige Steele was arrested March 24 and further
charges may be pending after she allegedly told Holmes
Beach police investigators that the
stolen items found in her possession
were gifted by beachgoers to her two
children, both of whom Steele had with
her at the beach.
The HBPD police officer was on
Steele routine patrol at Coquina Beach when
he was contacted by a lifeguard, who
asked the officer to climb up the lifeguard tower to
observe what he said was suspicious behavior.
The officer observed Steele pick up a beach bag. The
officer confronted Steele on the beach, at which time
other witnesses came forward to tell police Steele had
made several trips from the beach to the parking lot.
Steele was escorted to the parking lot, where police
made contact with an elderly gentleman waiting for Steele
in a vehicle. The man told police he had given Steele and
her children a ride to the beach but he was not strong
enough to accompany them.
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The man said he knew nothing of Steele's activi-
Police gained permission to search the vehicle's
trunk, at which time several items were located, includ-
ing a beach bag containing an iPad valued at $800.
Police found stored phone numbers on the iPad and
made contact with the owner, who said it had been stolen
off the beach.
According to the police report, Steele tried several
times to tell police that her daughter was given the items.
When police stopped responding to Steele's version of
the story, she allegedly became belligerent.
Police charged Steele with felony and misdemeanor
theft and she was booked into the Manatee County jail.
Bond was set at $1,000 for the felony charge and $120
for the misdemeanor charge.
According to the report, the case also has been
turned over to Child Protective Services because Steele
attempted to use her children in the course of a crime.
The elderly gentleman was not charged and was
allowed to leave with the children.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
website, Steele posted bond the same day and was
She was scheduled for arraignment 9 a.m. April 20.
West Manatee Fire Rescue's first Citizen Fire Acad-
emy graduated 17 attendees at its conclusion, the March
27 session at the WMFR administration offices, 6417
Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
The academy offered six sessions, including tours
and demonstrations relating to fire administration and
organization; fire prevention; operations; emergency
management; EMS and communications; specialty teams;
and the challenges and future of the fire district.
The attendees also learned about the fire district's
community safety programs through weekly question and
For more information about the district or the Citizen
Fire Academy, go to www.wmfr.org/citizens-fire-acad-
The March 27 West Manatee Fire Rescue Citizen Fire Academy class of graduates, standing from left, are Larry
Jennis, Budmon Davis, Lawrence Newman, Csaba Nemeth, Bud Collins, P.B. Daugherty, Steve Litschauer, Jerry
Hottinger, WMFR Commissioner Scott Ricci and John Magee. Seated, from left, Alba Vosburgh, Elizabeth Collins,
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Island police blotter
March 21, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, petit theft.
A female complainant discovered a check had been stolen
from the middle of her checkbook when a second com-
plainant informed her it also had happened to her. Both
checks were cashed for $475. The Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office reports a suspect was identified. The case has
been turned over to the MSCO fraud unit.
March 22, 600 block of North Bay Boulevard,
noise. A deputy met with a female complainant regard-
ing loud music coming from a house behind hers. The
deputy made contact with the occupant, who said he had
just arrived home from work and turned on his stereo. He
told the deputy he didn't realize it was loud. He was given
a warning and reminded of the city's noise ordinance.
March 24, 800 block of North Shore Drive, criminal
mischief. A woman complained she was having problems
with people crossing her backyard and walking on her
seawall. She installed a small gate with plastic chains
at each end of the seawall. The complainant reported
someone pulled the posts out of the ground and broke
March 25, 400 block of Spring Avenue, petit lar-
ceny. A woman complainant contacted the sheriff's office
about a stolen garbage can. The woman said she wanted
to file the report because the city required it before issuing
her a new garbage can.
March 26, 800 block South Bay Boulevard, dis-
turbance. A male complainant reported to MSCO that a
man was driving his vehicle up and down the street with
a noisy muffler. The man told the deputy he went out
into the street and yelled for the driver to stop making
noise. He then reported that the man yelled back at him
to get out of the way. The deputy made contact with the
vehicle owner, who said he had just purchased it and was
working on the muffler. The deputy advised both parties
to call the sheriff's office if there were further issues.
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March 21, 100 block of Seventh Street, grand theft.
A female complainant reported her laptop stolen while
she was at work. The woman told police she had placed
her laptop under her mattress after being told an air con-
ditioner service person would be entering her apartment.
The woman named her roommate as a possible suspect,
telling police he is a new roommate and is on probation
for burglary. As she was signing the complaint, the room-
mate came home and told police he saw a female in her
late 30s mingling with workers. The landlord also was
contacted about the incident, and reported he has had
problems with the complainant and her friends in the
past, telling police, \ LN) she should get better friends
to hang around with." The investigation continues.
March 25, 107 Seventh St. N., simple battery. An
employee at the Gathering Place was told to clock out
and leave the restaurant immediately by her employer.
The defendant alleged to have placed her hands on the
complainant's shoulders and physically turn her toward
the exit. The complainant told police this physical contact
was unwanted and wanted to press charges. There were
no witnesses to the incident, but a video captured what
appeared to be the defendant placing her hands on the
complainant, however, police noted that part of the video
was blocked by a cash register.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
No reports available.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County I, , tf's Office.
To report information on a felony crime, call
Manatee 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-
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Florence Elizabeth Gelderman, 93, of Holmes Beach
and formerly of Stamford, Conn., died March 27. She was
bom Nov. 2, 1918, in Bronx, N.Y.
She attended Cathedral High School and graduated
from Albany State Teacher's College. She worked at
Mineola High School on Long Island. Mrs. Gelderman
became active in the American Legion and served as
president of the women's auxiliary.
f *She received her master's
degree in counseling from the Uni-
versity of Bridgeport while teaching
at Rippowam and then Westhill High
School. She mentored the Future Busi-
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Gelderman After retirement, she moved to
Holmes Beach, where she was active in
the Council of Catholic Women at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach and the Women's Club of Anna
A memorial service was held April 2 at St. Bernard
Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Council of Catholic Women of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, P.O. Box 1036, Holmes Beach FL 34218-1036,
or to Friends of the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Mrs. Gelderman is survived by son Douglas and wife
Joan of Anna Maria; daughters Irene and husband Wolf-
gang Steinmann of Stamford, Conn., and Diane and hus-
band Robert Conologue of Darien, Conn.; grandchildren
Christine Steinmann Connor, Mark Steinmann, Laura
Steinmann Hackett, Lisa Conologue Cruikshank, Alison
Conologue and Brian Conologue; and great-grandchil-
dren Ryan, Andrew, Aidan, Matthew and Ian Connor,
Jessica Steinmann-Hermsen, Morgen and Mackenzie
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20 0 APRIL 4, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
The failure of success
Commentary by Rick Catlin
For the year 2002, the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau estimated approximately 300,000
stay-over visitors came to Anna Maria Island, Longboat
Key and the remainder of Manatee County.
Tourism was in decline due to a number of factors.
In 2003, county commissioners increased the bed tax
from 3 percent to 4 percent, prompting an outcry from
accommodation owners that increasing prices would
drive tourists away.
Tourism rose, as did resort tax collections. As more
visitors came to the Island, more accommodation units
Even during the recession years of 2007-2010, tour-
ism and resort tax collections showed only a minor
In June 2009, the county commission increased
the resort tax from 4 percent to 5 percent. The BACVB
marketing budget went up accordingly, with Anna Maria
Island and its beaches as the No. 1 draw.
None of this is news to any veteran Island resident.
New residents should know that every Island city has
a height limit on new construction of 37 feet, thanks to
the six-story Martinique condominiums.
That's why the Island does not look like Marco
Island, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Lido Key, Clearwater
Beach, Panama City Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Day-
tona Beach, Longboat Key or any other sunny beach in
The height restriction has kept major hotel and con-
dominium developers away.
But some Islanders still feel threatened by tourism
- ill effects of tourism, such as spring break and traffic
jams not the good tourism or snowbirds..
Maybe Islanders have a reason to worry.
Vacation rentals have never been much of a problem
for the vast majority of Island residents, but as more bed-
rooms are added to the rental market, more visitors are
needed to fill those rooms.
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of Anna Maria Island beaches as a potential location.
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Anna Maria Island has never been marketed as a
spring break destination and that crowd never came to
the Island in any significant numbers.
Until this year.
Law enforcement officials in all three Island cities
had to break up fights among spring breakers and answer
numerous nuisance and disturbance calls for the week
of March 11-18. One rental agent evicted a group of 18
spring breakers for violating the lease.
These spring breakers were not locals, but came from
North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York
and other northern climates.
Some said they came because they heard how beauti-
ful the beaches were and how peaceful and quiet it is on
the Island. And they readily found ads for Anna Maria
accommodations on the Internet.
Word of mouth appears to have worked as well as
millions of dollars of mass advertising.
But the Island may be like the NFL the Not For
Long league if marketing and development continue
on present courses.
It's simple math. More vacation rental properties
means more advertising and marketing to fill those rooms,
regardless of the clientele.
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The BACVB marketing scheme may be aimed at the
upscale visitors, but not so for the property owner with
several vacation rental units. If the spring breakers and
under-22 crowd want to rent a unit, that's a return on
investment for the owner.
And there is online advertising aimed directly at
the high-return investors, singing the praises of buying
a 12-bedroom duplex in Holmes Beach that can accom-
modate several families at the same time.
Yet there are still no fast-food restaurants on
Anna Maria Island. There is no Motel Six, Budget 8,
EconoLodge or other discount accommodation.
The simple reason is there is not enough people traf-
fic yet to make a success of such operations.
It's all about the return on investment.
Island tourism is a success. To maintain success,
tourism must maintain growth. Tourism won't remain
stagnant. It must continue to be a success to support
people and operations and projects.
Right now, Anna Maria Island is still old Florida.
But if this year's spring break is any indication,
everyone in North America and half the world knows
where to find old Florida. The spring breakers will be
back next year, and in greater numbers.
Don't think for a minute the bean counters at McDon-
alds, Burger King and KFC aren't watching the numbers,
and the Island.
My prediction is that when the number of stay-over
visitors and day-trippers to the Island reaches a certain
daily average unknown to us at which the fast-food
and/or budget-motel computer geeks believe justifies a
profitable franchise here, they'll come looking at Gulf
It's called success, and don't think it can't happen.
I grew up on Clearwater Beach in a day when my
grandmother used to tell us kids, "that could never happen
Go look at Clearwater Beach today and count the
number of fast-food restaurants, budget motels and high-
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Center home tour breaks attendance, sales records
By Kathy Prucnell
The 19th Annual Tour of Homes March 17 to benefit
the Anna Maria Island Community Center "was the most
successful ever," raising more than $42,000, according
to center executive director Pierrette Kelly.
Six homes in Holmes Beach were featured. Approx-
imately 1,025 tourgoers attended, paying a ticket price
of $20. The annual home tour offered lifestyle, interior
Center awaits 'Affaire'
By Mark Young
At the March 26 monthly meeting of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center board of directors, center
executive director Pierrette Kelly said expectations were
high for the March 31 Affaire to Remember, which raised
$200,000 several years ago in a single event. This year's
results were not available by press time, but Kelly said
she anticipated a large turnout for the event.
Kelly also said she has applied for seven grants and
a $4,000 Manatee County Foundation grant has already
been awarded. She said will not know the fate of the other
grants until later this spring, but the center is currently
eligible for 36 grants.
Grant-writing is time consuming, she told the board,
"but necessary because of the center's mission to provide
scholarships for economically disadvantaged youth," and
the donation shortcomings caused by the recession, which
began several years ago.
Kelly said from 2007-2010 was difficult for many
non-profit organizations, including the center. She said
it appears the worst may be over as donors are again
becoming more receptive to making contributions to the
The board will meet next at 8 a.m. April 23, at the
center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Community notices, events
Attention community organization representa-
tives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club
and organization events, happenings and projects on
Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit
Send press releases and photos with detailed cap-
tions to email@example.com or 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to include com-
plete contact information.
decorating and entertainment ideas to ticketholders.
"It was a beautiful day, and there's a history to this.
And it was spring break," said Sandee Pruett, center pro-
grams coordinator, of possible reasons for the event's
"Plus, Jack Elka," she added, recognizing the profes-
sional photography provided by Elka of Jack Elka Photo-
graphics who volunteered his talent for the brochures
and advertising. "He was crucial. His pictures were so
artistic ... stunningly gorgeous. It might have been Jack
who enticed people to come.
"People came from Tampa, Lakeland, Venice and all
over," Pruett said.
Anna Maria Island Community Center executive direc-
tor Pierrette Kelly welcomes tourgoers March 17 to
one of the tour's homes, 615 Key Royale Drive, where
the 19th Annual Tour of Homes'boutique and silent
auction also were held. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
The sale at the Island Tropical Treasures Boutique
brought in $300 more than last year's event, she added.
This year boutique space was provided at 615 Key Royale
Drive, one of the featured homes.
According to Pruett, ticket sales accounted for
$20,485; $4,780 came from boutique sale, including
baked items and silent auction bids; $4,099 was raised
by the quilt raffle; and approximately $12,800 came in
from sponsorships and advertisers.
And there's more to come. The Islander donates a
percentage of its advertising revenue from a special sec-
tion that promoted the tour March 14.
Kelly thanked the tour committee for working "tire-
lessly over the year," the "Eyeland Needlers" who created
the "Birds of Paradise" quilt, as well as the volunteer
bakers and crafters who donated countless hours to the
She also thanked Elka and tour sponsors, quilt
sponsor Green Real Estate; boutique sponsor Anna
Maria General Store; event sponsor Beach to Bay Con-
struction; local artist Joan Voyles, for her gorgeous
cover design on the tour booklet; and all the parking
assistants, home volunteers and center shuttle driv-
Pruett added her appreciation to a "committee of
women who work like crazy" to make this happen, she
said, adding the volunteers are very important.
"It's one of those things that takes a community,"
In a press release last week, Kelly said more than
$605,162 has been raised to support the center in 19 years
of tours, and the fundraising has kept "the quality of our
programs high and the cost of our programs low."
Christ Church of Longboat Key
members present $5,000 from its
missions fundraising sale to Patrick
Carnegie, president and executive
officer of the United Community
Centers of Bradenton, for the Read-
ing Buddies Program at the centers.
The UCC supports at-risk youth and
their families with educational and
prevention programs. Pictured are,
front row, from left, Terrace John-
son and Darien Randall. In the back
.-. row, from left, Beverly Sutton, Vivian
S Chester, Patrick Carnegie, Sue Wert-
man, Sh'inhi Kelly and Karen Fors.
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Kozy into Tristan's kitchen
The ribbon-cutting celebration for the grand opening
of Kozy Kitchen, 5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
will take place 5-10 p.m. Thursday, April 5, with live
entertainment continuing until 10 p.m., or possibly later,
said owner and chef Tristan Forgus.
He's ready to celebrate.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
welcome Kozy Kitchen and Forgus, formerly of the
Waterfront Restaurant, as chamber members with a 5
p.m. ribbon-cutting. Forgus and the staff will provide
beverages and sample appetizers for the opening, and
Forgus is roasting a pig that afternoon for the the night's
Forgus plans to discount his menu prices during
the celebration, with items that include barbecue pork,
smoked kielbasa, shrimp and grits, and fresh grouper and
"We'll also have a full wine list, both domestic and
imported," Forgus said.
"And I'm inviting all my friends and future friends
to come visit me for the grand opening. I don't expect
anyone to be disappointed with the food and entertain-
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The monthly Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce network luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,
April 4, at the Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S.,
Cost of the luncheon is $15 and the lunch is open
to members and their guests. Reservations and entree
selection are required for this event.
At 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, the chamber will
hold its monthly sunrise breakfast at St. Stephens Epis-
copal School, 315 41st St., Bradenton.
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is $8 per person and reservations are required.
For more information or to make a reservation for
either event, call 941-778-1541.
Back Alley has new owners
Jo Ann Meilner and daughter, Amy Talucci, have
announced the sale of Back Alley, 108 Bridge St., Bra-
denton Beach, to Richard and Carol Clifford.
Meilner said the sale was completed April 1, but she
and Talucci are staying on for April to "help with the
The Cliffords will be in Great Britain for a short time,
Meilner said, but on their April 16 return to Anna Mafia
Island, they invite everyone to come and visit them at the
store, said Meilner.
"They are wonderful people. I knew the minute we
met them that they would carry on the tradition we have
established at Back Alley," Meilner said.
It's a store that's difficult to describe, Meilner said,
although the official name is Back Alley Gifts and
"We've got local art, jewelry, pottery, photography,
natural soaps and our coffee shop." The inventory is
almost all consignment items.
At the coffee shop, patrons can choose a smoothie,
frappe, beer, wine or coffee and tasty treats.
"I like to think we have a bit of t \ ilding for our
customers and they get treated right. I'm sure the Clif-
fords will be just as friendly," Meilner said.
In a small twist of irony, the Cliffords, who own
and operate Restless Natives a consignment art and
gift boutique in the Island Shopping Center in Holmes
Beach have a little known history with Talucci, who
once owned that shop as well.
The Cliffords purchased Restless Natives last year
and have steadily made improvements to the gallery.
For more information, call 941-778-1800.
LBK Challenge rescheduled
The Longboat Key Challenge and Family Fun Day
originally scheduled for March 24-25 has been moved to
May 19-20, according to organizers at the Longboat Key-
Lido Key-St. Armands Circle Chamber of Commerce.
The two-day event will be held at Bayfront Park and
Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
For further information, call 941-383-2466.
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How about a new product, service, anniversary, new hire,
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AME will host Kindergarten Roundup April 12
Parents can register their child for kindergarten for
the 2012-2013 school year during the Manatee County
School District's annual "Kindergarten Roundups" at
elementary schools across the county.
Anna Maria Elementary principal David Marshall
announced this week the AME roundup will be 8 a.m.-7
p.m. Thursday, April 12.
Kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year is avail-
able to students who are 5-years old on or before Sept.
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the child's birth certificate, a physical examination certifi-
cate (performed within 12 months), a Florida certificate
of immunization and proof of residency.
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lease agreement with the name of the parent or guardian,
or an official letter from the company providing housing
that contains the parent or guardian's name.
AME teachers and school staff will be available at the
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additional information about entering public school.
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Tuesday, April 10
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Mini Romaine Salad, Peaches.
Wednesday, April 11
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Sausage Patty.
Lunch: Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Potato Smiles, Cinnamon
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Thursday, April 12
Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit
Lunch: Student Planned Menu
Friday, April 13
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes
Lunch: Pizza, Barbecue Pork on Bun, Corn on the Cob,
Sweet Potato, Mixed Fruit, Uncrustable.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, AME-PTO dinner by the
Feast Restaurant, followed by first-grade play at 7 p.m.
April 6, record day. No school for students.
8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 12, Kindergarten Roundup,
parent-teacher conference night.
April 28 Spring Fling at the Anna Maria Island
April 30-May 4 Scholastic Book Fair.
May 12, inaugural AME Golf Tournament hosted
by IMG Academies.
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Landkammer wins KRC match-play title
By Kevin Cassidy
Kris Landkammer defeated Sue Hookem 3 and 2
March 30 to win the Key Royale Club women's handicap
match-play championship. Landkammer advanced to the
finals courtesy of a 1-up victory over Brenda Soleveld,
while Hookem edged Mary Selby 2 and 1 in semifinal
On March 28, 70 plus residents of Westbay Point
and Moorings convened on the links at the Key Royale
Club where 50 Westbayers played a best-ball scramble
golf while the remainder socialized.
The team of Bill Gallagher, Gloria LaDue, Robert
Docherty and Jim Hitchen took first, while Bill Ander-
son, Joy Nelles, Al Pollack and Vince Fanton finished in
second. Bill Anderson won closest-to-the-pin for the men,
while Kathy Porter won that title for the women. Charlie
Porter captured the long-drive contest for the men, while
Elizabeth Mills won the women's drive contest.
In other club action March 30, the team of Mary
Ann Kammerlin, Dick Rowse, Don Ledford and Tom
Warda combined on an even-par 32 to win the day's coed
scramble. One shot back in second place was the team of
Sally Martin, Carl Wenker and Paul Kammerlin.
The KRC men played a low-net-of-partners match
March 28. The team of Don LaTorre and Danny Hayes
combined on a 7-under-par 121 to take first place by two
strokes over Joe Dickenson and Gerry Taylor.
The women of KRC played a nine-hole, individual-
low-net-in-flight match March 27. Lynn Dailey carded
a 4-under-par 28 to win the top spot in Flight A by two
strokes over Sue Little.
Kris Landkammer matched Dailey's 4-under 28 for
low-net-round-of-the-day and first place in Flight B. Bev-
erly Neville and Ginny Nunn finished in a tie for second
place at 1-under-par 31.
Denise Burkhardt and Mary Anne Kaemerlen both
carded 2-under-par 30s to finish in a tie for first place
in Flight C, one shot ahead of Gloria LaTorre in second
place with a 31.
Nell Bergstrom matched Shirley Cessna's 3-under-
par 29 to finish in a tie for first place in Flight D. Sandy
Burrell was one shot back in second.
Dailey and Alvord both had birdies on the day, while
the team of Jan Jump, Cindy Miller and Mary Selby
matched the 46 scored by Laura Purcell, Jean Holmes
and Diane Miller to finish in a tie for first in the team
game of low putts and low-net-in-flight score.
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Courtesy Marty Clark
The men played a nine-hole, low-net-of-partners
morning match March 26. The team of Dennis Schavey
and Ron Pritchard carded a 10-under-par 54 to earn a
four-shot victory over Bob Landgren and John Sagert,
who matched Larry Fowler and Austin Rice to finish in
a tie for second place.
The afternoon of March 26 saw the men play a nine-
hole, modified-Stableford match. Merrit Fineout won
the individual title with a plus-4, one shot ahead of R.J.
Lewis. The team of Ron Vandeman, Barry Anderson, Al
Carr and Jim Sheppard combined on a plus-5 to take the
Calling all runners
The Children's Academy of Southwest Florida is
hosting its 11th annual 5K Island Run and 1-mile family
fun walk/run in Anna Maria Saturday, May 5.
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by the Bradenton Runner's Club and Road Runner's Club
Trophies and medals will be awarded and refresh-
ments for participants will be provided. The first 150
registrants will receive dry wick T-shirts, so the time
to register is now. All participants receive a drawstring
backpack, water bottle and other goodies, and there will
be door prizes for 100 lucky participants.
The pre-registration fee is $20 per adult and $13 for
children. Registration is $25 on race day.
Checkin begins at 6:45 a.m. the day of the event and the
race begins at 8 a.m.
Register online at www.IslandRun.com. For informa-
tion, call race chair Pam Graetzer at 941-350-2378.
Three teams emerged from pool play during March 31
horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe
pits. Jerry Disbrow and Bruce Munro drew the bye and
watched as Art Kingstad and Gene Bobeldyk edged Rod
Bussey and Keith Erickson 22-17. Kingstad-Bobeldyke
rolled past Disbrow-Munro 21-4 in the finals.
Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during
March 28 horseshoe action. Hank Huyghe and Bruce
Munro slid past Gene Bobeldyk and Adin Shank 21-17
to advance to the finals, where they took on Dave Long
and Dom Livedoti. Long-Livedoti rolled past Huyghe-
Munro by a 22-10 score.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. Wednesday and Sat-
urdays at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin
at 8:45 a.m., followed by random team selection.
There is no charge and everyone is welcome.
Jim Hitchen, Gloria LaDue, Robert Docherty and
Bill Gallagher take first place in the Westbay Point
and Moorings best-ball scramble at Key Royale Club
March 28. Islander Photo: Courtesy Lance Lindeman
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Get the smoker ready, it's kingfish time
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Kingfish action remains consistent for a second
straight week. Fishers looking for rod-bending action
around nearshore structure are being rewarded with
numerous hookups on fish in the 8- to 10-pound range.
Bigger catches are mixed in, so be patient.
On my recent charter, Serzj Karrip of Fremont,
Mich., managed to reel up a whopper king 29 pounds
and 50 inches in length.
WI ni '.'i'_' for kings, it's good to experiment with
leaders. When the big macks started showing a couple of
weeks ago, we were using 29-pound hardwire connected
to a 2/0 extra long shank hook with a haywire twist. But
the kings now appear leader-shy, which can mean they
see the wire leader, and they're apprehensive. By switch-
ing to 4 feet of 40-pound fluorocarbon tied to a 4/0 extra
long shank hook, they should bite again. This may result
in lost hooks, but the hookup ratio will improve.
Moving to grass flats near Anna Maria Island, action
is heating up for a variety of species. Afternoon outgoing
tides are proving prosperous for both live bait fishers and
for those opting for artificial, such as top-water plugs
and soft plastics.
Spotted seatrout are staging up in deep potholes with
good water flow, waiting to ambush small baitfish. On
shallow flats, depths of 3 feet or less, try working a top-
water plug for some explosive visual strikes. In deeper
waters, try using a DOA Cal jig around sandy potholes
to get results. On both shallow and deeper flats, trout are
being caught in the 20-inch range with some fish up to
Remember, those big gator trout you're targeting are
females loaded with eggs, so make sure you limit what
you take to the cleaning table. And the smaller ones are
better table fare.
If it's reds you're after, try fishing afternoon outgo-
ing tides. The shallower grass flats with water depths of
2-3 feet are producing respectable action and slot-size
fish. Try baiting live shiners for some rod-bending action.
On these shallow grass flats, a rig with a popping cork
will aid in keeping the bait from getting tangled in the
seagrass. Slot-size fish are being caught as well as fish
up to 32 inches.
Finally, catch-and-release snook action is getting
better and better. By fishing free-lined live shiners, my
charters are averaging a dozen catch-and-release snook
per day and fish up to 30 inches in length. To target these
backwater bruisers, make sure you have good tidal flow
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fishers using silver spoons, Gotcha plugs or small pink
jigs are getting the bite. Macks in the 15-inch range are
being caught around sun up and then the bite is over.
Pompano still are being caught sporadically around
the pier. By using a pink pompano jig or small pink crap-
pie jigs, pier anglers are getting drag-screaming action
from these dinner plate-sized migratory fish.
And sheepshead are still around the pier, although the
majority are small males. Still targetable, they are being
caught on small pieces of fresh-cut shrimp or oyster crabs.
With it being so late in the season, a light rig is suggested.
A small No. 4 hook with some 20-pound fluorocarbon and
a split-shot will suffice for the wary convict fish.
Last but not least, black drum are being caught on
live shrimp fished on the bottom under the pier. Try using
some good-sized select shrimp to target the bigger ones.
Fish in the 15- to 20-pound range are the norm, although,
Kilb says, there are bigger fish down there.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier says if anglers want pompano, come to the
South Pier armed with Love's lures pompano jigs. By jig-
ging vertically under the pier next to the pilings, pier fish-
ers are reeling up fish in the 15- to 18-inch range. Some
pier fishers are catching pomps on live shrimp under a
popping cork and on Sabiki rigs.
Kingfish and Spanish mackerel are making a good
showing at the South Pier. Most pier fishers are using
fresh-cut greenbacks weighted with a split-shot to target
these species. By drifting baits away from the pier in the
tide, fishers are reeling up Spanish macks in the 20-inch
range and kings up to 32 inches. You can also try Gotcha
HOURLY RATES for 2-8 HR TRIPS
Backwater/Offshore Fish & Golf Packages
Call Capt. Mark "Marko" Johnston
Capt. Warren Girle
Inshore A Offshore
Redfish .- Snapper
Snook W4 Grouper
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fish, and Sejeon
plugs or silver spoons to get into this action. Don't be
surprised to catch a few bonito, too.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is still hear-
ing of good pompano action occurring on the beaches of
Anna Maria Island, and yellow or pink pompano jigs are
producing these high-speed golden nuggets.
Remember 15- or 20-pound fluorocarbon leader is a
must to target these stealthy fish.
Along with pompano, beach fishers are catching lady-
fish, blue runners, jack crevalle, whiting and numerous
species of small sharks. For the jacks, blue runners and
ladyfish, try small jigs or Gotcha plugs. For the whiting,
a live sand flea or piece of fresh-cut shrimp will get you
the bite. As for the sharks, try a cut-piece of ladyfish or
blue runner, hold on and wait.
Moving to the grass flats of Anna Maria Sound, flats
fishers are getting good action on spotted seatrout, redfish
and catch-and-release snook. For the trout, try using a
DOA Cal jig around deep potholes. If you're in shallow
water, try a top-water plug, such as a Rapala Skitter Walk
or a MirrOlure Top Dog Jr. For the reds and snook, flats
fishers are getting results on live shiners free-lined on
shallow flats adjacent to mangrove shorelines.
For real drag-screaming action, Keyes recommends
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":' .,:.. April 1993 for $158,000 and in March 2012 for $619,000. The cost per square foot
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Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
626 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,565 sfla / 3,059 sfur 4bed/22bath/2car
g canalfront home built in 1966 on a 95xC115 lot was sold 03/12/12, Calderon to Mathews
k a for $619,000; list $649,000.
508 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,702 sfla / 2,475 sfur 2bed/2bath/1 car canalfront
,pool home built in 1957 on a 90x133 lot was sold 03/14/12, Van Zandt to Cacioppo
PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE
FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25
heading out to the reefs for Spanish and king mackerel and cobia. Live bait fishing
-with shiners, threadfin herring or pinfish, is rewarding reef anglers with keeper-size
fish of all three migratory species.
Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters is having success targeting redfish
and catch-and-release snook on shallow flats adjacent to mangrove islands. By using
live shiners free-lined behind the boat, Johnston's clients are getting good action on
.high tides. Most fish are falling within the slot of 18 to 27 inches, with some bigger fish,
14 otoo. For the snook, Johnston's charters are using the same method as for the redfish.
The snook are typically in the 22- to 24-inch range with the bip'I coming in at 33
inches. Johnston says he's averaging 15 snook per trip.
Flounder are being reeled in, although most are a bycatch of targeted reds and
snook. Average size of these flatfish was 12 to 16 inches in length this past week.
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Box system, includes soil, water system, spout,
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LA-Z-BOY RATTAN RECLINER: Rocks, clean,
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TV CABINET: WOOD, 76x40x20 with three draw-
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INVERSION TABLE: Teeter hang-ups. You've
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BLACK METAL SWIVEL bar stools, black nau-
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for $560,000; list $599,000.
7805 Gulf Drive, Unit A, Anchors Away, Holmes
Beach, a 875 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with pool built in
1956 was sold 03/09/12, Powers to Nance for $400,000;
9206 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,492 sfla / 1,996
sfur 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1947 on a 50x110 lot
was sold 03/12/12, Strickland to Little Acorns Properties
LLC for $306,100.
723 Manatee Ave., Unit 22, Westbay Cove South,
Holmes Beach, a 1,187 sfla / 1,595 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 03/09/12, Chevr-
ier to Glezen for $200,000; list $235,000.
1800 Gulf Drive N., Unit 220, La Costa, Bradenton
Beach, a 1,000 sfla / 1,130 sfur 2bed/12bath condo with
pool built in 1979 was sold 03/15/12, Yates to Knowles
for $125,000. This is not believed to be an arm's length
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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COMPUTER: 2.66GHz with newly loaded Win-
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MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
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ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
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Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
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Individuals may place one free ad with up to
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children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
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MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria
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FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
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ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cindy M. Jones -~
Enjoy Gulf views from
all rooms in this 2/2 top
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HISTORIC CUKTEZ VILLAUt. Adorable
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beach. Walk to fish markets and restaurants in this
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Full; Replacement Doors and Windows
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
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Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Friday, April 6.
220 85th St., Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island.
Wicker settee and chairs, Victorian marble-top
tables, chair, and GWTW lamp, mahogany sec-
retary, dining set, sideboard, server, breakfront,
tall chest and double dresser, mirrors, gate leg
table, sofas, chairs, two rockers, twin bed set,
double bed set, Asian credenza, books, lots of
pictures, prints and kitchenware. Sale by Julie
McClure. Pictures: www.appraisals4u.biz and
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
Donation drop-off, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday.
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-
ART SALE! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 7.
Loads of local art, Haitian art. Interesting and
unique items. The Islander office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST: GOLD CHAIN and cross with red stones-
was my mothers-sentimental value. Reward.
Holmes Beach. Jim, 309-781-6182.
LOST: GLASSES IN blue case. Anna Maria beach
near Gulf Drive on March 22. Please, return to
Paradise Rentals, 5201 Gulf Drive. 941-778-
LOST CAMERA: MANATEE County public beach
rest room, Friday, March 23. Sentimental, please
return at least memory card. 262-909-0908 or
ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes,
certified groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage
drying). Personal service for you and your loved
ones. Call anytime for appointments, 941-778-
1202. 5360 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
NEW HOME NEEDED! Beautiful cat for adoption!
Long-hair, microchip, two years, friendly. Nice
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FANTASTIC DOG! Champ is 2 years old, laid
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fixed, and chipped. Rescued, he needs a happy,
loving home. Please call Moonracer Rescue,
TOYOTA SIENNA 2000 mini van: 151,000 miles,
seven passenger, front-wheel drive, air condition-
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no smoke. $4,200. 941-896-5224.
1994 OLDSMOBILE CS CONVERTIBLE: Red
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Stored for many years and rarely driven. Excel-
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offer. 941-761-3714 or 269-330-5884.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
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For more Information go to: www.seaviewtours.
org or call Capt. Charlie, 941-729-1690.
AMI KAYAK FISHING Charters: Fish the eco-
friendly way. All equipment provided. Kayak fish-
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States. Join me and find out why. Call Chris, 941-
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for
fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in
really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone
who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mer-
cury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery.
Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT NEEDED urgently for
shipping, organizing, graphic design, Quick-
books, and any other miscellaneous, also to run
some errand message job requests. You will be
paid $580/week. Send your resume to: ktoymail@
TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team play-
ers for all kitchen positions. Some experience
is required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Please come in for an application.
NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and bou-
tique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments
down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
Anderson Q Associates Insurance
Your Island Insurance Specialist
Working to save you money
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LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
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KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
SHARED COMMERCIAL SPACE on Historic
Bridge Street available for retail, art, etc. 941-
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using
Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5
hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30
p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
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TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
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spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
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custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry
and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
AMI COMPUTER SOLUTIONS for computer
problems solved at your home or office. Wire-
less networking, virus/spyware prevention and
removal, repairs, software upgrades, advice and
training. Travis, 941-301-4726.
WALY PRECISION PAINTING: Interior, exterior,
stucco, drywall repairs, pressure wash. Match
price, plus 10 percent off. Free estimates. 941-
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY: 28 years expe-
rience, all duties, top reference, four hours or
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
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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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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
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5351 Gull Drive No. 4. Holmes Beach
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
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 con-
trol. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941 -
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, win-
dows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pin-
nacle Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
37 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
Village Green 2,500 sq. ft. 3/2, htd. pool, furnished. $249,000.
Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal
CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month
ALREADY BOOKING FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
SOME AVAILABILITY THIS SEASON
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
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HUGE REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY
50% 70% off"2004-2006" PRICES
S Top rated #I & #2 hotels (T7p Advisor)
Outstanding occupancy histories
All apartments cash-flow positive
Unlimited owner usage
Bank financing available
Smuriou 2/2 Apmnrtm3 u
1,400 i/f from S375.000
372 I/f i/l freIm S125,O000
i7 f 211 from $295,000
Call David Teitelbaum, Realtor 941-812-4226 or
Liz Codola, Realtor 941-812-3455
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 private
pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pri-
vate 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/1 BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton
Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941 -
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1 BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-778-
ANNA MARIA ISLAND waterfront: Adorable
one-bedroom cottage on the bay with dock.
$1,495/month. Annual lease. Parking for one car
WATERFRONT BRADENTON BEACH: Cozy
one-room cottage, cathedral ceiling, washer and
dryer, perfect for one person without much stuff,
$850/month. Annual lease. 941-779-0289.
BEACH RENTAL: GULFFRONT complex: due to
cancellation. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, available
More ads = more readers in The Islander.
N4 ]Jesse frissn-lB- 0rolgrssodate[,
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
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!"
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
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BAYOU CONDO: 2BR/1 BA, furnished, assigned
dock, walk to nearby city pier, beaches, restau-
rants and shops. Contact Sandy, broker/owner,
for rates and availability. 941-376-6077 or e-mail
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA waterfront condo.
Tennis, pool, close to all services, unfurnished.
Call Sharon at Old Florida Realty, 941-713-
PERICO ISLAND MONTHLY, 3BR/3BA private
pool, beautifully furnished. www.pericoholiday-
villa.co.uk. Call 941-795-3778.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
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: 1 BR/1 BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
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.
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GREAT NORTHWEST LOCATION: Mint condition,
close to beach, 2BR/2BA end unit, screened lanai,
elevator, heated pool, lighted tennis, clubhouse.
Move in now! $109,500. Call 941-792-0645.
FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1 BR/1 BA,
extra bonus room. Across the street from Bra-
denton Beach private fishing pier. Beach and bay
access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875.
HIGHLY MOTIVATED SELLER of the lowest-
priced 3BR/2BA property on Anna Maria Island
with private heated pool, garage and new con-
struction said, "Barry, I want to sell this now ...
drop the price $30,000." Not a condo. 300 block
in Holmes Beach. Zoned R2. Now only $449,000.
Call Barry Gould, 941-448-5500. Island Vacation
EXQUISITE 1BR/1BA TRAILER near Bridge
Street. Large deck overlooking Intracoastal
Waterway, Bradenton Beach. By appointment,
VILLAGE GREEN HOME: Adorable 2BR/2BA,
two-car garage, renovated, beachy beadboad,
subway tile, granite. You will love it! 10 minutes
to beach. $149,900. 941-725-4425.
OPEN HOUSE: 644 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
Beach. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Gorgeous waterfront
2BR/2BA, pool. James Adkins, 713-0635.
LOWEST POOL HOME on Anna Maria Island.
Cute 2BR/2BA, one-car garage. Key Royale.
$324,900. Coldwell Banker, 941-725-4425.
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PRICE REDUCED: TURNKEY, Holmes Beach on
Anna Maria Island. Paradise home, meticulously
maintained, must see. 3BR/3BA, open-concept
living room, kitchen, dining area. Stainless-steel,
granite, bamboo, tile. Metal roof. Quiet corner,
360-degree view roof-top deck. For sale by
owner, $539,000. 989-370-5464 or 989-370-
IRONWOOD CONDO: $59,999.1 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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REAR-END COLLISIONS By Mike Nothnagel and Byron Walden/ Edited by Will Shortz
1 Spanish girls
7 Label for
15 Burro, e.g.
23 Like some
24 "For real!"
25 Hero of an old
26 When the
27 Avails oneself of
29 Bottom line?
30 Yoo follower
32 Godzilla, e.g.
34 Epitome of
36 One of the
reply to "Who's
45 Big media event
47 Hike the price of,
49 Cultivate, in a
50 Four front?
52 Snoops (around)
53 Widely popular
55 Bunting is part of
59 Old French coin
61 Roy of country
62 Draft pick?
63 An affront
64 Sources of pollen
opening in some
69 Diaper wearer
71 Some morning
73 "The Closer"
74 "___ me!"
78 Last place you'll
see a bachelor
80 Meyerbeer output
82 Suffered a
86 Late rallies
88 It involves a trip
90 Stares slack-
92 Al dente, say
95 It's not liquid
96 It's not liquid
97 Blue material
99 Car safety
101 Data storage
106 Was manic
108 Pulls down
110 Boxer Ali
called "flores de
115 Barely gets
121 Murder, ___
122 Special delivery
124 Half brother of
125 1950 film in
130 Kofi of the U.N.
131 Driver's aid
137 First estate
139 Put into motion
141 Crossed the
142 Occasions to try
143 Peeping Tom's
1 OK setting in the
2 Go (to)
3 Protected against
4 Clambake dish
6 Picks up
7 Impress clearly
8 Sewing machine
10 Poetic period
12 Letter after delta
13 Tangent, e.g.
14 French weapon
15 Feels for
17 Diploma, e.g.:
18 Neighbor of Mo.
19 Manchester's St.
20 "Nobody else is
21 Choir voice
31 E.T.S. offering
32 Former Ford
33 Runs through
35 Doesn't get
taught a lesson?
36 Aberdeen hillside
39 New York lake
40 Freezes over
43 They might be
held at a sewage
44 Members of a
45 Aisle or window,
46 Part of a medical
51 Clump of grass
54 Toy piano sound
56 Remedy for acid
57 Seasonal helper
65 88-Across, for
66 Part of a.m.
67 Scottish inventor
and road builder
John Loudon ___
68 Hooked (up)
69 J.F.K., e.g.
70 Very serious, as
72 Habitual teeth
75 Change, as
76 Dos + tres
96 Poetry contests
97 Area near Little
99 Bank offerings,
100 Change in
101 It can help you
103 Jamaican coffee
104 Bonnie and
105 Item at a bakery
107 Corn unit
113 Many Bics
114 Medical suffix
116 Put in
123 Zhou ___
by Mel Blanc
127 Yearn (for)
131 Rule that ended
132 South American
133 Bills are in it:
134 Italian actress
135 Bencher's target
138 Gridiron figs.
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