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VOLUME 20, NO. 25
APRIL 25. 2012 FREE
DOT finds Cortez Bridge 'structurally deficient'
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By Rick Catlin
A Florida Department of Transportation
engineer's report on the Cortez Bridge on
State Road 684 sounds bleak.
The DOT report by Jim Jacobsen pre-
sented to Manatee County Commissioners last
year says the bridge is "structurally deficient,"
with a sufficiency rating of 21.7.
But the bridge rating would have to fall to
four or below to be "structurally unsafe" and
closed to vehicular traffic, according to a DOT
The DOT is looking now to the future
of the Cortez Bridge, while it is still service-
The DOT has budgeted a $1.5 million
By Rick Catlin
With monthly Manatee County resort tax
collections surpassing $1 million for the first
time ever in February, it also was a record
month for resort tax collections in Holmes
The resort tax often called the bed tax
and known officially as the Manatee County
Tourism Development tax is the 5 per-
cent charged by accommodation owners and
managers on Manatee County rentals of six
months or less. The tax is due the county in
the month following the rental.
For February collections, Holmes Beach
accounted for a record $266,627, or 25.5 per-
cent of the $1.047 million total resort tax col-
The unincorporated area of Mana-
tee County led the collection points with
$362,619, or 34.6 percent of the total.
For Manatee County municipalities,
Longboat Key was second in collections with
$175,266, while Anna Maria had $107,733 in
resort tax and Bradenton Beach contributed
Collectively, Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key provided $638,574 61 per-
cent of the $1.047 million total, or 61 per-
cent all resort tax paid. On an annual average,
the Island and Longboat key provide about 60
percent of the resort tax collected.
Sue Sinquefield of the Manatee County
Tax Collector's resort tax division credited the
record collection amount to aggressive work
by field agents in finding vacation property
planning, development and environmental study
of the Cortez Bridge beginning December 2012
to determine the extent of any deterioration, the
cost of repairs and long-term solutions, DOT
District 1 spokesperson Lauren Hatchell of the
Bartow office said.
Jacobsen's report found extensive corro-
sion of some concrete beams, sub-pilings, the
drawspan (bascule) steel, along with cracked
concrete and cuts, a corroding seawall, corro-
sion of the expansion joints and a deteriorat-
ing bridgetender shack, among other needed
While the PD&E report is expected to take
24-36 months, Jacobsen said the DOT has bud-
geted a $4.4 million repair project in 2013-14 as
a "stop-gap" measure to keep the bridge opera-
tional until the PD&E study is released and the
public votes on its favored solution.
Hatchell said the DOT would hold several
public work sessions on Anna Maria Island for
input on the $4.4 million rehab project before
any work begins.
The PD&E study will be presented at a
public hearing when finished.
At that public meeting, all options for the
future of the bridge will be discussed.
Hatchell said it's possible the repairs won't
begin until the PD&E study has been presented.
Repair or replacement of the bridge has a
high priority as it falls within the jurisdiction of
the U.S. Coast Guard and spans the Intracoastal
PLEASE SEE BRIDGE, PAGE 3
leads cities in resort taxes paid
owners who had been dodging the tax, and "It wasn't our goal to set a record in Febru-
word-of-mouth that agents were on the lookout ary, but the agents really stepped up their work
for tax dodgers. and did an amazing job," Sinquefield said.
Her department often conducts "sweeps" of She anticipates March collections will be
areas where it suspects unlicensed properties are even higher than February, and Anna Maria
rented to vacationers. Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary
sAnn Brockman agrees.
"We say it every year, that this is the busi-
R 3 j PLEASE SEE RESORT TAX, PAGE 2
Holmes Beach Police Department Lt. Dale
Stephenson holds a poster promoting the April
28 National Prescription Drug Take Back
Day. The HBPD urges the public to bring its
unwanted, unused prescription drugs to the
police station for disposal. See story, page 3.
Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
By Mark Young
A 55-year-old Bradenton man was killed
at approximately 9:30 a.m. April 17 while
attempting to cross Cortez Road in Cortez.
Daniel Dietz Elliot was struck by a 2008
Toyota Tundra hauling a trailer, driven by
David Smith, 47, of Bradenton. According
to the Florida Highway Patrol, Smith was
traveling westbound on Cortez Road in the
Elliot attempted to cross Cortez Road
from the north to the south side and walked
directly into the path of Smith's oncoming
vehicle, according to a FHP press release.
The report states Smith attempted to swerve
out of the way, but Elliot was struck by the
right fender of the trailer.
Elliot was pronounced dead at the
2 0 APRIL 25, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
TDC OKs S25K to support 'old Florida' conference
By Kathy Prucnell
The message came through to the Manatee County
Tourism Development Council from Herb Hiller: Places
that pay attention to 'place' authenticity will prosper.
Apparently marketing of Anna Maria Island as the
true "old Florida-style" destination is working.
Hiller, who has organized bicycle tours and a five-
county trail system to benefit rural economies in north
Florida, will team with Caroline McKeon of Florida Jour-
neys Communications to present a two-day Sustainable
Authentic Florida conference in October. It will include
speakers ranging from urban planners, civic innovators,
social and folk historians to marketing professionals.
McKeon said the idea came during a trip to the Island
by Hiller a year ago as he worked on a book about areas
having a "special sense of place."
The conference will be held at the Island Players
playhouse, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The two-day conference is expected to draw 125
attendees, the maximum seating at the community the-
ater, McKeon added.
The council voted unanimously to recommend the
county commission allocate $25,000 to the Oct. 17-19
conference, but only after a lengthy discussion about
conflicts of interest and Florida's Sunshine Laws.
With a budget of $65,000, the conference will feature
a tour of Pine Avenue, a boat ride in Sarasota Bay, meals
on the Island, and six expert presenters on how to attract
newcomers to communities by preserving historic places
and employing green initiatives.
The conference also will include team leaders from
four Florida places who will "show and tell" their livable,
walkable towns, said Hiller.
The communities represented will be Franklin in
Wakulla County, DeLand in Volusia County, Miami
Beach and coastal Manatee.
The leaders from coastal Manatee are restaurateur Ed
Chiles, developers and vacation accommodation owners
Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher of Anna Maria, hotelier
SDebbie Meihls, left,
Council member Ed
Elliott Falcione, and
former BACVB exec-
utive director Larry
White gather at
Holmes Beach City
A Hallfollowing the
April 16 TDC meet-
At- ing. Islander Photo.
David Teitelbaum of Anna Maria Island Resorts, Char-
lie Hunsicker, director of the Manatee County Natural
Resources Department and Karen Bell of A.P. Bell and
Star Fish companies in Cortez.
Hiller mentioned how coastal Manatee exemplifies
sustainable authenticity with its low-rise structures and
measures that have kept the beaches open.
TDC members Chiles and Teitelbaum advised the
council they'd been involved in conference planning dis-
PLEASE SEE OLD FLORIDA, PAGE 4
RESORT TAX CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
est ever, but this year really was the busiest I've ever
seen. I've heard that from so many of our members, that
March was just incredible, the best ever, for business,"
The $1.047 million in resort tax collections was a
gain of 24.7 percent from February 2011, when $857,000
In terms of economic spending, the $1.047 million
in resort tax represents $20.94 million spent on accom-
modations in Manatee County in February. For overall
spending in the area in February, the record in accommo-
dation spending equates to about $72.2 million in tourism
spending for the month, according to previous surveys by
the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The BACVB receives its tourist arrival figures and
economic spending reports from Research Data Services
Inc. of Tampa, but the figures are delivered to the BACVB
months after tax numbers are announced. Tourism figures
for January 2012 have yet to be released by RDS.
Based on previous visitor reports compared with
resort tax collections, tourism increases are about half
of the resort tax collections increases. With resort tax
collections up almost 25 percent in February, Brockman
said she wouldn't be surprised if February tourism was
up 12 percent or more from the same month last year.
For the last month reported by RDS December
2011 tourism was up 10.7 percent from the previous
"And I fully expect March tourism also to be ahead
of last year," Brockman concluded.
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Tourism mirrors resort tax collections
By Rick Catlin
Tourism to Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and the
entire Bradenton Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau
market area is up 12.3 percent for the first two months
of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
Walter Klages of Research Data Services Inc., which
prepares monthly and quarterly tourism reports for the
BACVB, presented his results at the April 16 meeting of
the Manatee County Tourism Development Council.
RDS reported 55,400 visitors to the area in January
2012, up 18.5 percent from the 46,700 visitors for Janu-
,'i. February tourism also was up, with
S 53,500 visitors to the area in February
2012, a gain of 6.4 percent compared
K with the 50,300 reported for the same
month in 2011.
Brockman Tourism to the BACVB area for
the first two months of 2012 is up 12.3 percent when
compared with the first two months of 2011.
The increase was predicted by Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman.
For the past year, Brockman said, she's noticed that
the percentage increase in monthly tourism figures have
been about half that of resort tax collections.
"I'm confident March was one of the best months
ever for tourism," she said, and likewise for resort tax
Although the newest RDS tourism report comes
nearly three months after the reporting month, resort tax
figures are usually available from the Manatee County
Tax Collector's Office about a week after the end of the
month. Resort taxes are paid 30 days in arrears.
The resort tax, also called the bed tax and officially
known as the Manatee County Tourism Development
Tax, is the 5 percent collected on rentals in the county of
six months or less.
BRIDGE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The present Cortez Bridge was built in 1956 and
a Federal Highway System 1989 report recommended
a four-lane, fixed span, high-rise bridge be built as a
Jacobsen said that suggestion is no longer considered
feasible for a number of reasons, including the cost of
County Commissioner John Chappie, whose district
includes Anna Maria Island and Cortez, said he's aware
of the need for the PD&E study and is tracking it through
the DOT scheduling process. The DOT has said the study
has a "high priority" because of the deficiencies noted
by Jacobsen and the U.S. Coast Guard demands that all
bridges on the Intracoastal Waterway meet its safety stan-
In 1998, the DOT undertook a rehabilitation project
on the Cortez Bridge that resulted in k1 ngili periods of
lane closures and an eventual closure to all vehicular
traffic for more than a month.
Hatchell said it's too early to discuss such measures
for the Cortez Bridge until the PD&E report is completed,
presented to the public and a long-range plan approved.
The DOT inspects all bridges in Florida and assigns
a safety rating to the bridge. None of the three bridges
leading to the Island have a rating anywhere near five,
The Anna Maria Island Bridge/State Road 64 was
renovated by the DOT in 2008 for about $12 million, and
caused the bridge to be closed for 30 days. The resulting
loss of business prompted some small businesses, includ-
ing the 150-plus seat Shells Restaurant, where Walgreens
is now located, to close.
Islanders eventually agreed with the DOT that a new,
two-lane bridge and bascule with emergency lanes and
lights could be built alongside the current AMI bridge.
Traffic would not be interrupted in this solution.
That project is in the long-range transportation plans
for the DOT and the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, but no budget year has yet been
established for when it would be funded.
The DOT estimated in 2009 that such a bridge would
cost about $132 million.
THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 25, 2012 3 3
Take Back keeps
drugs from harm's way
By Kathy Prucnell
Is your bathroom cabinet teeming with old,
unused prescription drugs?
For safety and the sake of a healthier environ-
ment, pharmaceutical drugs should be disposed
of properly, say government researchers and law
A local option is to drop them off at the Holmes
Beach Police Department, 5801 Marina Drive.
The HBPD is participating in the Drug Enforce-
ment Administration's National Prescription Drug
Take-Back Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 28.
The national take-back initiative encourages the
public to turn in unused or expired medication.
HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson said people should
feel free to drop off the prescription drugs at the sta-
tion on the nationally recognized day or any day
- to be destroyed properly.
"It's not going to any landfill and not going into
the water supply that way," he added.
Americans who participated in the third DEA
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 29,
2011, turned in more than 188.5 tons of unwanted
or expired medications for safe and proper disposal
at 5,327 take-back sites in all 50 states and U.S. ter-
ritories, according to the DEA website.
"In 2011, Florida took in 4.5 tons just on take-
back day," HBPD Stephenson said.
The HBPD collected 65 pounds of drugs in 2011,
and, in 2010, 35 pounds, he said. "Not too bad for a
small island and northwest Bradenton."
The DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day first
took place in September 2010, then again in April
2011, and involved about 4,000 state and local law
enforcement agencies and resulted in the collection
of about 309 tons of pills.
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Chappie proposes Island-WCIND agreement
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie has
proposed a "mini-regional" interlocal agreement among
the three Island cities and the West Coast Inland Naviga-
tion District to manage waterways in
and around the Island.
1 In a letter to each Island mayor,
Chappie said such an agreement would
allow WCIND to assess all waterway
conditions and t'\uI.,L infrastructure
Chappie improvements to the waterways on and
around Anna Maria Island. The result,
according to Chappie, would be a streamlined administra-
tion and a cost savings.
He asked each Island mayor to contact him if the city
OLD FLORIDA CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
cussions and looked to the county attorney for advice as
to possible conflicts to vote on the conference.
"I want to first say I've had involvement since its
nexus," Chiles, owner of Sandbar, MarVista and Beach-
house restaurants, told the council.
"It's critical we have the right kind (of people) who
want to respect the character and integrity of the Island.
I don't want to see people who are looking for short-
term economic gain," Chiles said, adding this conference
would help the Island attract the right people.
Conference planning discussions also included Teit-
elbaum, president of Anna Maria Island Resorts, includ-
ing the Old Bridge Village and Tortuga Inn, Tradewinds
and SeaSide Inn motels in Bradenton Beach.
Teitelbaum agreed with Chiles' assessment of Island
"A few reckless developers are causing problems"
for the Island, he said. He supported the conference for
the eco-tourism, diversity of ideas and national recogni-
tion it would bring to the Island, but said he would abstain
from voting if necessary.
Chiles said his restaurants will be donating food, and
McKeon said Tortuga Inn has offered to give conference-
goers discount hotel rates.
was interested in "pursuing this cooperative initiative."
In Chappie's letter to Anna Maria Mayor Mike
Selby, Chappie suggested the WCIND could facilitate
projects on behalf of Manatee County for the three
Activities would range from handling surveys and
obtaining construction and dredging permits to filing
applications with the appropriate agencies.
Both WCIND and Manatee County "view the
waterways of Anna Maria Island as vital to the public
interests," Chappie wrote, and an interlocal agreement
to streamline management of the waterways should
result in considerable cost savings from the coordi-
Selby said he was interested in discussing the pro-
posal with Chappie and the parties involved, includ-
As to the Sunshine Laws prohibiting members of
government bodies from certain discussions outside of
properly noticed meetings, county attorney Jim Minix
said any Sunshine Law violation due to Teitelbaum's and
Chiles' ex-parte discussions was corrected by the public
airing at the meeting. Minix also recommended they not
abstain from the vote based on their statements.
"They assured me there was no private gain or loss,"
Minix said, and if their "interest is the same as any other
citizen" or "speculative," they are "required to vote."
The TDC is a nine-member board that makes recom-
mendations to the county regarding the BACVB budget
and use of the 5 percent tourist development tax revenue,
also known as the bed tax, collected on short-term rent-
als properties rented for six months or less.
The latest monthly figures from the BACVB indicate
a total of $1,046,580 in bed tax dollars were collected
in February, nearly $190,000 more than February 2011.
In the 2011-12 fiscal year, $6,971, 236 in resort tax was
collected, $590,018 more than in 2010-11.
And with six months reported so far in the 2011-12
fiscal year, October through January, the tax has brought
in $569,629 more than collected during the same period
ing WCIND executive director Chuck Listowski and
county administrator Ed Hunzeker, as well as the two
other Island mayors, Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Boh-
nenberger and Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaugh-
nessy, among others.
Anna Maria City
April 26, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
April 24, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 26, 11:30 a.m., police retirement.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
April 24, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
April 28, 9 a.m., pension board.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
April 23, 9:45 a.m., Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation, at University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee
campus, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sara-
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Holmes Beach commissioner challenges for TDC seat
By Kathy Prucnell
Two Holmes Beach commissioners are vying for a
four-year term on the Manatee County Tourist Develop-
Commissioner Jean Peelen announced last week
she is seeking the advisory board position currently held
by fellow Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, who has
declared her interest in maintaining her seat.
The TDC recommends how local tourist develop-
ment tax dollars are spent. More than $1 million in Feb-
ruary and nearly $7 million in the 2010-11 fiscal year
were collected from the 5 percent resort tax on properties
rented for six months or less in Manatee
Peelen said she hopes to be
appointed to the TDC so the Island can
be better represented on the board, and
to influence how tax dollars are spent.
"I've been studying this," she
said, "and though people have been
saying the Island can't get money for
infrastructure, I believe we can."
She favors Anna Maria Island
' being promoted as a year-round place
-- l" to live, and that tourism be directed to
"Anna Maria Island it's the place
you want to live, raise children and retire," Peelen said.
Peelen said Haas-Martens is failing to bring back
to her constituents what is happening at the TDC. Last
week, Peelen actively sought support at meetings in the
city of Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach.
"I would like to ask you as a commission or as an
individual commissioner to write the county commission
to support my decision to be on the TDC," Peelen said
April 19 at the Bradenton Beach city meeting.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler recom-
mended to the commissioners that they support Peelen
in her effort to be appointed to the TDC, but no offi-
cial action was taken. Similarly, at a city of Anna Maria
meeting, Peelen said several commissioners supported
her efforts but elected to take no formal action.
On learning of Peelen's interest in her seat, Haas-
Martens said she had no comment, but added she is quali-
fied to serve on the TDC and has held the seat since 2000
when she replaced the Palmetto mayor.
Longboat Key Commissioner Hal Lenobel also has
applied for the TDC position, according to Monica Luff,
TDC administrative liaison. Lenobel is currently serving
a 2012-14 term on the town commission.
Applications close May 1. County commissioners are
expected to select the new TDC member at their board
meeting May 22, according to Luff.
Historically, the 5 percent resort tax revenue col-
lected on short-term rentals supports the activities of
the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau -
including the Manatee Convention Civic Center, Crosley
Estate, and a host of publicity and marketing projects
- in addition to beach renourishment projects on Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key.
The council advises the Manatee County Board of
Commissioners, and consists of nine county-based mem-
bers; one county commissioner member who serves as
chair; two elected municipal officials, one from the city
of Bradenton and one from another city; four members
who are hoteliers subject to the resort tax; and two tourist-
industry members who are not subject to the resort tax.
County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, former
Holmes Beach mayor, is the current chair of the TDC.
Haas-Martens, with a background in finance, bank-
ing and real estate, was first elected a city commissioner
in 1998, and has since been re-elected to consecutive
terms. As commissioner, she has served as chair, deputy
mayor and currently serves as vice-chair and chair of a
focus group. Her term on the city commission expires in
November 2012, and she is seeking re-election.
Peelen, a former attorney with the U.S. Department
of Education, was first elected to a two-year term on the
city commission in November 2011. Peelen currently
serves as chair of a focus group and is the city liaison
to the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Florida's
Department of Elder Affairs' Communities for a Lifetime,
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and Manatee
County Council of Governments.
Lenobel ran unopposed for the town of Longboat
Key commission at-large spot, and is a golf columnist
for the Longboat Key Observer.
Islander reporter Mark Young contributed to this
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OK. The tax collector's office says it's being more
aggressive and rental properties owners are in such great
fear of being outed, they are rushing to pay the bed tax.
We don't know what sort of spreadsheet they're run-
ning at the Manatee County Tax Collector's Office, or
why the Tourist Development Council hires a research-
survey company whose study results lag by three or
more months, but, for Islanders, the tourism bar runs
along the lines of daily traffic gridlock on the roads, and
the fact that for the past season, no one could get onto
Gulf Drive or the main arteries without a long wait. The
same goes for restaurants and lines at stores espe-
Did you notice the Longboat Publix is closed for
several months for remodeling and "our" store is expect-
ing more than the usual volume of customers? Better
plan to shop early in the day or be delayed.
The increased tourism numbers and increases in the
tourist development tax paid the 5 percent added to
rentals under six months are a real no-brainer.
Tourism is up. But fear of the tax collector? Not so
much. What property owner in the vowel states has a
fear of the Manatee tax collector saying, "You owe."
They (scofflaws) have no more fear of the reach of
the tax laws in Florida than they do law enforcement
for real estate scams advertising homes for rent or
sale while collecting fees and deposits for properties
they don't own and haven't ever seen.
Another rental scam that surfaced here is the squat-
ter with a fake lease. They move into a vacant home, set
up house, and wait for the absentee owner to figure out
someone's living at their property. The scammer then
shows off a lease to law enforcement. Guess how long
it takes to evict that person? Too long.
It takes all kinds.
We also loathe to see the little candy boxes claiming
the "charity" supports homeless animals.
Just so you know, it's a business. It's a sucker punch.
It's not a charity and even if they give a small amount to
charities, it's the wrong way to go about "giving." The
route guy makes a good buck on the candy scam.
So can anyone tell us why the baseball-famous
Spahn family, which made money off Island properties
and rentals for the past 50 years or so, expects the AMI
Historical Society to raise funds to move an old Spahn
house to Pine Avenue for a baseball museum?
At a price tag of $1.6 million for the property (sans
the house), seems they could better donate the move
- they will, after all, save the cost of demolition.
Seriously. It's a good cause with a flaw.
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Once again, the Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage board is thrilled to announce another success-
ful event. Despite a rainy Sunday morning, the Cortez
Commercial Fishing Festival made $67,000 for the non-
profit's mission to preserve and protect this commercial
fishing village's livelihood, relevance and existence.
Our thanks go first to the hard-working volun-
teers who put in hundreds of hours before, during and
after the festival. To our sponsors: Fresh From Florida,
BrightHouse, Sea Grant, MCAT and Compass Self Stor-
age (for their invaluable golf carts and drivers). Thank
you for your generous support.
Thank you to our Manatee County Sheriff's Office
detail, EMT and bus drivers who kept us safe and
secure; to the Florida Maritime Museum for assistance
and office support; to all neighbors on 119th Street and
to Cortez Bait and Seafood (especially John Banyas
and his employees) for their cooperation and use of his
properties and equipment.
And to our visitors, we give a huge thank you -
we'll work to make next year's Cortez Commercial
Fishing Festival even more fun.
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival chair Linda
Molto and FISH president Kim McVey
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
wishes to thank everyone that was involved in help-
ing to make Island CityFest the best Holmes Beach
Founder's Day celebration yet. The festival was a huge
success and everyone had a wonderful time!
We wish to thank our volunteers and Crosspointe
Fellowship for their dedication and hard work, as well
as all the vendors and the great musicians and bands
Our special thanks to our sponsors, Major Media
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how to keep our beaches clean of garbage, furniture,
toys and other debris?
Richard Brown: Fingerprint the trash, locate the
violators, let the county fine them $500. They will think
twice next time they trash our neighborhood. If the fin-
gerprints of minors show up on beer cans or bottles,
fine their parents.
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tourists homes and put it in their yards!
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bag in case I see things that may be washed back into
the Gulf and be mistaken for food by sea turtles, etc.
We can all do our part to keep our beaches and waters
Sandee Walsh: Only allow county residents on the
beach. Have you any idea of the amount of trash we
used to find during turtle watch walks?
Teri Landers Concotelli: There needs to be a beach
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By Mark Young
The family of Major League Baseball Hall-of-
Fame inductee Warren Spahn is donating a house
purchased by Spahn in the 1950s to the Anna Maria
Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Spahn dubbed the beach cottage, 203 Spruce
Ave., Anna Maria, as Infield, and it was the first of
many homes Spahn would build or purchase in Anna
Maria, which would later be known as the "baseball
Spahn bought a second cottage he called Out-
field, then built a two-story cottage he dubbed the
Diamond, and another he called the Mound.
Other homes in the Baseball Zone included
Home Plate, Catcher's Mitt and Shortstop.
Not all of the homes have survived, as some
have been replaced in the name of progress.
But demolition won't be the fate for the Infield,
which will be moved to the Society's museum
grounds and turned into a museum.
It's a tribute to Spahn and his long career in
Major League Baseball.
AMIHS president Melissa Williams is hopeful
once the museum opens, so will some Island treasure
"There are families on the Island that have a trea-
Warren Spahn was known for his high-kick windup.
sure trove of baseball history," she said. "Hopefully
they wouldn't mind parting with one or two items."
The home is being donated, and the family has
the property on the market, but the cost to move the
Infield to Pine Avenue has been left to the Society,
which must raise $30,000.
The fundraising is being approached in phases,
with phase one being moving the cottage. Future
fundraisers will occur for renovations and transform-
ing the museum.
Phase one is being called "Spring Training" and
donors can qualify for several categories. A Little
Leaguer classification is for donations between $1
and $99. A Rookie designation is for $100 donations
and those donating $500 are Minor Leaguers. Major
League donations are $1,000 and more.
Williams said there already have been two Major
The Infield, an Anna Maria house formerly owned
by Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Warren
Spahn, 203 Spruce Ave., Anna Maria has been
donated to the Anna Maria Island Historical Soci-
ety. The Society is conducting afundraiser to move
the house and create a baseball museum. Islander
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Duffy's Tavern, a landmark Holmes Beach eateries
at the corner of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive oppo-
site the Manatee Public Beach since 1970, announced
it would close in June. Owner Pat Geyer, a Holmes
Beach city commissioner, said Duffy's lease would
not be renewed. The property owners announced they
would open their own restaurant at the site modeled
after their grandparents original drive-in. Geyer vowed
to relocate Duffy's in Holmes Beach.
Bradenton Beach commissioners approved 3-2
a Mayl-Nov. 1, six-month moratorium on vacating
rights of way, rezoning and comprehensive-plan amend-
ments. The moratorium did not affect all construction,
said Mayor John Chappie, who voted for the morato-
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zoning. "We need a breather," Chappie said.
The $9.3 million beach renourishment project
was mid-way through Bradenton Beach, according to
the Manatee County eco-systems department, and was
60 percent complete. The project was working south
toward Longboat Pass and project managers assured the
public that the dredge and pumping would not interfere
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HB rental focus groups make recommendations
By Kathy Prucnell
With the Holmes Beach City Commission rental
focus groups now reporting except an administrative/
tax related group not yet formed the city appears to be
close to a seventh-inning stretch.
Group leaders commissioners shared their rec-
ommendations April 10 on the rental debate that's been
ongoing in Holmes Beach since late last year.
"We're probably in the fifth or sixth inning," said
Commission Chair David Zaccagnino at the work ses-
sion where members spoke about how to fix city permit
issues, building codes and code enforcement problems
associated with short-term rental housing.
Zaccagnino said he's next looking to receive input
from the city planner, attorney, mayor and city building
officials before considering how to address the situation.
Sandy Haas-Martens submitted her code enforce-
ment group's recommendations at the March meeting.
She recommended a public education campaign on how
the city handles complaints, including citizen seminars,
newspaper articles and a city website link.
Her group favored citations to offending renters,
owners and rental agents, with substantial fines to deter
repeat violators, she said. She also suggested best prac-
tices policies be part of the city's business fee require-
ments, and a city resolution or ordinance to ensure best
practices are followed by property owners and rental
Commissioner John Monetti reported his zoning/
permitting focus group's recommendations:
Posting of permits near the street for better public
No inspections performed without a properly posted
inspection card which already has been implemented
by the building department.
Performance bonds on construction sites.
Zaccagnino agreed this could address abandoned
construction sites and prevent eyesores such as one at
28th Street and Gulf Drive.
Monetti and a member of his group, long-time resi-
dent Mary Buonagura, said they were still researching
Outside contractors to replace staff inspectors.
Monetti noted, however, city staff doesn't believe they're
overburdened. Discussion ensued about the possible dif-
ficulties with that practice.
Posting of construction permits for the public.
Monetti said the group suggested a list of new permits
could be posted "just like home sales" are now in local
Commissioner Jean Peelen announced her building
code group's recommendations.
Keep most current building requirements, such as
setbacks, height limits.
Add floor/area ratio (FAR) requirements for the R-1
single-family and R-2 duplex districts R-1 FAR of .35
and R-2 FAR of .30.
By adding FAR to the land-development code, Peelen
said, floor space would be limited by lot size and help
keep Holmes Beach "the way we know and love it."
Create a requirement for a minimum 10-foot separa-
tion between duplex units that are joined underground.
Increase the minimum size for a duplex lot from
8,712 square feet to 10,100 square feet.
Peelen said increasing the lot-size requirement would
help prevent the trend of demolishing single-family
homes built on duplex lots.
Establish a 10-foot setback for pools from adjacent
Discourage the demolition of ground-level houses
by relaxing setbacks.
Anna Maria to discuss code enforcement
By Rick Catlin
A long-awaited discussion of how Anna Maria should
enforce its codes to combat complaints associated with
vacation rental properties is on the commission's April
The commission expected a great deal of input and
discussion on the matter, and time constraints at the April
12 meeting resulted in Commission Chair Chuck Webb
moving the item forward.
At issue is how the city should enforce its nuisance
and noise ordinances, and if the city needs stronger codes
or larger fines for owners who allow partygoers at their
rental property to disturb a residential neighborhood.
Commissioners also will discuss if new fences should
be allowed over the present 6-foot height restriction and
if noise abatement materials should be required.
Also up for discussion are the fines for code viola-
tions, how the city's coming special magistrate system
for code violations will work, and how Manatee County
Sheriff's Office-Anna Maria substation deputies can
assist the city in dealing with nuisances.
The issues have arisen following complaints from
some residents of loud noises and parties at some vacation
rentals, too many cars parked on the rights of way, and
the gradual increase in development of multi-bedroom
houses that can accommodate more than 16 people.
Mega-rental homes also have been an issue in Holmes
Beach, and Anna Maria commissioners say they want to
control this type of development in the city before Anna
Maria becomes another Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick also
wants to know if the city can enact an ordinance requir-
ing all vacation rental properties to be licensed and/or
pay an annual fee.
The city formerly had an annual occupational license
tax, but lost its ability to collect the tax in 1995 after the
city failed to renew its ordinance before a state-mandated
Mattick wants the city to have a database of all rental
property owners and require a fee for the commercial
venture. If deputies are called about a nuisance or loud
party, they can immediately determine the owner or prop-
erty manager for the location and call them to solve the
problem. It also would give the city a much-needed rev-
enue stream, she said.
City attorney Jim Dye is expected to present options
for the fee and database at the April 26 meeting.
A large gallery is expected to voice complaints about
Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn presents lists of
best practices for the vacation rental owners and man-
agers and friendly tips for renters that she expects to be
used by many property managers in the city. Property
managers Mike Brinson of AMI Accommodations and
Larry Chatt of Island Real Estate helped prepare the
materials. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
vacation rentals in residential areas, although there are
no restrictions on the length of stay for vacation rentals
in the city.
Commissioner SueLynn and rental agents Larry
Chatt and Mike Brinson have obtained the cooperation
of most property managers in the city to use a list of best
practices designed to strengthen visitor-resident relations.
Those practices were presented to the public April 13.
Among the best practices for rental managers is a
requirement for renters to sign and agree to eviction if
the property manager determines they have violated the
lease. Some rental agents in the city, including Chatt and
Brinson, already have such a clause in their leases.
Another list of tips to be distributed to renters
includes respecting the residents right to privacy, and
that the renters will not engage in loud parties, wed-
ding receptions, family reunions, or have more than
the registered number of people and vehicles at the
The advice should prevent issues between residents
and visitors, SueLynn has said.
Owners of vacation rental properties are required
to register with the Florida Department of Business and
Professional Regulation and with the Manatee County
Tax Collector's Office. In many Florida resort cities,
including Holmes Beach, vacation rental owners also
are required to pay for a business license.
Haas-Martens and Zaccagnino warned that some
proposed changes may create non-conforming uses.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said the variance process
is "never easy," and warned the commission should be
careful not to do something that might "bite you in the
Limits on "floor area ratio" are being recommended
as an answer to the "huge houses" being built "completely
out of scale and not in harmony with the neighborhoods,"
according to Peelen's memorandum on the building code
Peelen headed the group, and told commissioners at
the April 10 meeting that the FAR concept may be "very,
very useful" for Holmes Beach.
According to the group report, "hundreds of commu-
nities across the country, including a number of Florida
beach communities" facing similar problems of preserv-
ing a balance between tourism and residents have adopted
FAR "as a useful tool."
FAR ties lot size to the structure floor space. The
group recommended a .30 FAR in R-2 zoned areas.
"Of course, the larger the lot, the more square
footage would be possible." For instance, with the .30
recommended FAR on a 10,000-square-foot lot, "one
could have a 3,000-square-foot house," according to the
The focus group report also recommended FAR be
applied to the R-1 district, stating "to discourage the
building of enormous rental houses in R-1, yet recognize
that in general houses are larger in size, the city may wish
to adopt a FAR of .35 for the R-1 district.
In practice, this would allow a 2,628-square-foot
house on a 7,510-square-foot lot.
Public works superintendent Joe Duennes, who heads
the building department, said "If they're looking for a
way to control the duplex zoning, (FAR) would certainly
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HB board finds contractor violated building code
By Kathy Prucnell
Despite a defense by Agnelli Pools & Construc-
tion pointing to changing building code practices by
the city of Holmes Beach, the code board at its April
19 hearing found the pool company failed to obtain a
permit before commencing work and violated city code
at 205 77th St.
Agnelli's attorney Scott Rudacille said it had been
common practice for the city's building department to
allow work in anticipation of issuing permits. "Things
have always been very lax between the building officials
and contractors," said Rudacille.
Code enforcement board chair Don Schroder noted
that the code supports the city's current enforcement
of requiring permits prior to contractors commencing
The six members on the code board voted unani-
mously, finding the pool company in violation of Holmes
Beach's land-development code, sections 3.2 and 3.3,
prohibiting the alteration of structures until a permit is
issued by a building official and requiring code compli-
ance before issuance.
The board further ordered Agnelli to pay any fines
and to pull a permit by the end of April 19, although,
according to building officials, Agnelli has paid all fees
and a permit was recorded March 29.
During the hearing, Holmes Beach building inspector
Bob Shaffer testified he went to the site March 26 and
the company was "in the active stages of demolition." At
that time, city officials testified, no permit for the work
had been obtained.
Code enforcement officer David Forbes testified the
77th Street violations came after similar violations Jan.
31 by Agnelli Pools for building pools without permits
at 307A and 307B 66th St. Stop work orders were issued
in those incidents, and triple fees were required from
Agnelli for the permits.
Forbes said the notice from the prior incident "clearly
states" further violations would be met with an automatic
notice to appear before the code board.
On behalf of his client, Rudacille said Agnelli's Jan.
31 violations were "clearly an honest mistake" and with
regard to his client's March 26 violation, his client had
admitted to the failure to obtain the permit, and paid the
"When you do 30 pools in a year," permits can be
unintentionally missed, he said, "and, in fact, he brought
the issue to light." Rudacille also pointed to 83 after-the-
fact permits having been issued by the city in the past five
Schroder inquired whether Rudacille was contest-
ing the violations. Rudacille said he was, and said the
state building code allows for after-the-fact permits if the
building department gives permission to the contractor
to go ahead without permits.
Asked whether such permission had been given,
Shaffer testified that only public works superintendent
Joe Duennes could give that permission, and "he's not
"I feel quite certain he didn't do it," Shaffer added.
Rudacille said his client was not u_','.lin,' he was
told to go ahead without a permit, and no testimony was
presented for Agnelli.
Asked by Schroder if a fine was requested, city attor-
ney Jim Dye replied the city was seeking only a finding
After the vote, Schroder chastised the city "to
get its act together" and bring first-hand witnesses to
testify. He said, "the city was remiss for not having
Joe Duennes here" and relying on "third-party com-
Dye said Duennes did not attend because the city was
unaware Agnelli would invoke an after-the-fact permit
exception under state law.
In the event of future violations, Agnelli will be
considered a repeat violator and face code board fines
of $500 a day, according to Michael Connelly, the code
In another matter at last week's code enforcement
board hearing, a previously noticed code violation hear-
ing against Barefoot Bungalows, 5608 Holmes Blvd.,
was continued to May 17.
Dye advised the matter was postponed to ensure the
proper entity would appear before the board.
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Island police blotter
April 3, 402 Pine Ave., theft. A Crime Stoppers
tip was provided to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
regarding some items stolen from the Anna Maria His-
torical Society. A deputy made contact with the museum
director and provided her with a list of items to check.
After a search for the items, the director confirmed they
were missing. The investigation continues.
April 9, 200 block of Chilson Avenue, ordinance
violation. A complainant contacted MSCO about con-
struction noise after 10 p.m. Upon arrival, the deputy
made contact with the foreman of a crew working on a
seawall and informed him that city ordinance prohibits
construction work after 7 p.m. The foreman said Anna
Maria public works director George McKay approved the
nighttime work due to it having to be done during low
tide. The deputy contacted McKay, who confirmed the
approval. The deputy gave the complainant an option to
file a complaint, but it was declined.
April 3, intersection of Gulf Drive and Magnolia
Avenue, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Two
adults allegedly supplied a 13-year-old female under their
supervision with alcohol. The MSCO deputy made con-
tact with the two adult males, who denied the allegations.
Two witnesses to the incident swore out affidavits. The
girl's mother was contacted and gave verbal permission
for a family member to take the juvenile home. Emer-
gency responders were called to the scene and the girl
was medically cleared and allowed to leave with the
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
April 14, 1800 Gulf Drive S., found bone. During
the Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market event,
a vendor discovered what appeared to be a partial jaw
bone with three molars intact. The vendor left the area
with the bone and contacted MSCO April 18. The bone
was secured by deputies and turned over to a crime scene
technician for analysis.
April 18, 100 Highland Ave., DUI. A Bradenton
Beach man was charged with driving while license sus-
pended and driving under the influence, according to
a MSCO report. James Gallery, 26, was arrested and
booked into the Manatee County jail and held on a total
of $6,000 in bond.
April 13, 2500 block of Avenue B, domestic distur-
bance. Police responded to a domestic disturbance call to
find a couple engaged in a verbal dispute. The male was
asked to leave the house for the night.
April 15, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, vehicle
burglary. Several items were reported stolen from an
April 17, 120 Bridge St., Drift In, trespass warn-
ing. A female customer at the bar was issued a trespass
warning for creating a disturbance.
April 14,400 Gulf Drive S., theft. A group of juve-
niles went to Cortez Beach and upon arriving home, one
of the youths discovered his iPod missing from his vehi-
cle. The complainant reported it stolen and told police
that his friends had been in possession of his car keys.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
March 7, 4000 block of Marina Court, theft. A
female complainant reported her jewelry stolen. Accord-
ing to the MSCO report, the complainant suspected the
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
April 12, 100 block of 31st Street, drugs. A Lake
Placid woman was arrested on felony possession of a con-
trolled substance. According to the arrest report, Whitney
Bush, 20, was found with one Adderol pill inside another
bottle of pills. She also was found to have three small
bags of marijuana in her possession. Bush was charged
with misdemeanor possession for the marijuana and
felony for the Adderol possession. She was scheduled
for arraignment May 11.
April 11,4000 Gulf Drive S., assist Manatee County
Marine Rescue. A Holmes Beach police officer reported
he responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call at Manatee Public
Beach in reference to a man in distress in the water. Upon
arriving, the officer made contact with lifeguards on the
scene. The man was brought safely to shore.
April 11, 4100 block of Sixth Avenue, suspicious
incident. A female reported to police that a suspicious
package had arrived to her home. The package, addressed
to her son, was from Hong Kong. The mother opened the
package in front of the officer and discovered a sealed
foil package inside. In the foil were two small, pink,
pentagon-shaped pills "with a strange design on them,"
according to the report. The pills were secured for iden-
Mullaney waits in
Holmes Beach resident Douglas Mullaney, 40, of the
600 block of Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, remains in
Manatee County jail on $25,000 bond after his extradition
in early March from Oregon, Holmes Beach Police Lt.
Dale Stephenson said.
(Mullaney is charged with
defrauding a pawnbroker, burglary and
failure to notify the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement when he left
Florida several months ago. Mullaney,
a convicted sex offender, is required by
Mullaney Florida law to immediately report any
change of address to Florida and local
law enforcement authorities.
Mullaney has apparently been
c unable to make bail, Stephenson said.
Additionally, Stephenson said
Holmes Beach police have an arrest
Ueltschi warrant for Mullaney's sister, Christine
Ueltschi, in relation to the same burglary
incident, but her whereabouts remain unknown.
"She was last seen in the Kentucky area," Stephenson
Mullaney was arrested in Oregon Feb. 5 and charged
with possession of amphetamines and failure to register as
a sex offender. He was extradited to Florida March 1.
The MCSO website lists three bond amounts for
Mullaney: $25,000, $2,500 and $120.
Anyone with information on Ueltschi's whereabouts
can call anonymously to 941-708-5804.
April 15, 400 block of 75th Street, criminal mis-
chief. A complainant reported a damaged mailbox valued
at $100. According to the report, the mailbox appeared
to have been pushed over by a vehicle.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
To report information on a felony crime, call Man-
atee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on an Island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.
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Installation of new sewer lines on North Shore Drive
at Cypress Avenue in Anna Maria is under way and the
project is expected to last several months, according to
the Manatee County Utilities Department, which is over-
seeing the project.
Traffic on North Shore Drive should not be affected
by the work, the MCUD said.
Work crews for Hawkins Construction Co., the proj-
ect contractor, are staging equipment and materials at a
vacant lot near the North Shore Drive-Cypress Avenue
Repairs to the Longboat Key Bridge/State Road 789
continue both day and night, a Florida Department of
Transportation press release said.
There will be some temporary nighttime lane clo-
sures that will last no more than 15 minutes, the DOT
said. A fla.,Piin, operation will control traffic during
lane closures, and no lane closures are permitted from
10 p.m.-6 a.m. Friday evening through Monday morn-
The east sidewalk of the bridge is closed, but pedes-
trians can use the west sidewalk during construction. The
draw will open for boaters on demand.
The DOT has closed Greer Island often called
Beer Can Island near the bridge to pedestrians and
boaters during the project.
Completion of the project is expected in late
More information on the project is available online
A routine bridge maintenance project on the Cortez
Bridge/State Road 684 is scheduled to end April 30, the
Although no lane closures are planned, some side-
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By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby announced
at the April 18 capital improvement projects/city com-
mission meeting that four new Manatee County transit
trolley shelters in the city are operational.
The shelter construction concluded in March, but
Florida Department of Environmental post-construction
inspection kept the shelters roped off from the public until
Students from Manatee Technical Institute, initially
designated to construct four shelters, completed two. The
students prefabricated the woodwork.
According to building official Steve Gilbert, the
school was scheduled for spring break, so two shelters
were finished by a contractor. A Manatee County Trans-
portation grant funded the project.
Gilbert said providing for trolley-rider convenience
has been a goal of the county for some time.
The school will be recognized by Bradenton Beach
commissioners at a later date, according to Cosby, who
said the student work saved the project almost $13,000.
"I'm going to ask to get a plaque so commissioners
can do a presentation to the (students) for their assis-
tance," said Cosby, who noted the remainder of the costs
would be submitted to the county for reimbursement.
Trolley riders now can enjoy shade and shelter from
the elements at 27th Street and Gulf Drive; Katie Pierola
Park, 1801 Gulf Drive N.; and Ninth Street South at
Also on the agenda for the CIP/city commission was
further discussion on the future of John Chappie Gulfside
Park, 1402 Gulf Drive N.
Cosby previously suggested the commissioners con-
duct a public hearing to gain input on future projects, and
did so again at the April 18 meeting.
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hearing," said Cosby. "There's no money to do an) ilhing
right now, but it would be a good idea to have a plan when
money comes along to do something with it."
Passengers disembark the fare-free Island Trolley in
Anna Maria. Islander File Photo
Key cleanup slated
Put on your water shoes and work clothes, and
come visit some of the most pristine, undeveloped
islands from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor in the
Sister Keys Island Clean Up.
Sarasota Bay Watch partnering with Mar Vista
Dockside Restaurant & Pub, the town of Longboat
Key and the Kathleen D charter catamaran invites
volunteers to join in the bay cleanup 8 a.m.-12:30
p.m. Saturday, May 12.
The group seeks to maintain the $1 million resto-
ration and wetlands creation project completed four
Volunteers will meet on the waterfront at the Mar
Vista, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key, at 8 a.m. on
the day of the event, according to Colleen Adler of
Sarasota Bay Watch.
Boats and crews are welcome to help the effort
to keep Sarasota Bay clean.
No boat, no problem, says Capt. Tracey Dell of
the Kathleen D, a charter sailing catamaran. It will be
on hand to transport volunteers to see the restoration
project and for the cleanup.
Lunch will be provided to the cleanup volunteers
courtesy of the Mar Vista.
Registration is available on line at www.saraso-
For more information, call Adler at 941-953-
5508 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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The new Cirque Aquatic Under the Big Top will open
in Bradenton April 25forfour days of performances.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Manuel Rebecchi
New circus, big top
arrives in Bradenton
Cirque Aquatic Under the Big Top with performers
in a stunning musical and aerial acrobatic show hopes to
dazzle spectators at the Desoto Square Mall Wednesday,
April 25, to Sunday, April 29.
The all new Cirque Aquatic promises to create a
show that is magical, modern and unforgettable.
Performances, in the style of Cirque du Soleil, will
be in the tent at the mall's main entrance on the northeast
side at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m.
and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $35 and, according
to Aquatic staff member Jennifer Rebecchi, 10 percent
of ticket proceeds benefit the Bradenton Police Athletic
Islander Jennifer Cascardo has partnered with circus
owner Manuel Rebecchi to take the new production to
new audiences. She will be helping Cirque Aquatic book
shows in Florida and in the northeast states.
Cascardo was excited to watch the tent rise April 21
between thunderstorms, and sees opportunities for the
show's potential. "It's all new. New tents. New acts. New
circus savvy. And this young, aggressive owner comes
from the third generation of family circus entertainment.
Everyone's going to love this show. It's fabulous."
For information and tickets, call the box office at
941-704-8572, or go online at www.showaquatic.com.
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Christian music to
highlight courtyard party
Everyone is welcome to a courtyard party for fun,
food and inspiring music at AMI Concierge and the
Sarong Company, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, for a special performance of Randi
and Marli Brown, visiting Anna Maria Island from Michi-
The Browns perform contemporary Christian, praise-
and-worship rock and jazz music.
The free event is sponsored by Divine Caffe of
There will be tasty treats and refreshments, ticket
sales for the Georgia Gibbons family fundraiser and
information on the coffee shop's Relay for Life "Team
For more information, call Nan Manos at 941-896-
Artist Lee Mears ofBradenton shows paintings from
her "Villages" display. She will be the featured artist
May at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Holmes Beach gallery
features Mears in May
Island Gallery West announces Lee Mears, a Braden-
ton mixed-media artist, as its featured artist throughout
Mears, a member of the gallery's co-op for almost
20 years, is well known in Manatee County art circles.
Her show titled \ 1 Lig-. depicts scenes from France
and Portugal, and will be featured at the gallery, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through the end of May.
Hours for the exhibit are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday
For more information, call 941-778-6648 or go
online at www.islandgallerywest.com.
Ladies to lunch in hats
Attendees are encouraged to wear their finest or most
outrageous hat to celebrate the Kentucky Derby at the
Off Stage Ladies of Island Players luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 9, at the Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Lunch is $15 and guests are welcome.
A special prize will be awarded for the best hat.
Also at the gathering, Jim Thaggard, a director with
Island Players, will speak about his recent trip to New
York and the plays he attended.
Hostesses for the month are Patty Raaker and Ellen
Off Stage Ladies is an organization that provides
support to the Anna Maria Island community theater.
Luncheons are held monthly at local restaurants and
provide a relaxed social setting to meet new people.
For reservations requested by May 4 and more
information, call Nancy Ambrose at 941-799-2181.
DeSoto Heritage fest
closes with run, parade
More than 135,000 onlookers are expected to line
the streets on the west side of Bradenton Saturday, April
28, for the last two events of Desoto Heritage Festival,
the 5K run and grand parade.
The parade begins at 6:30 p.m., just after runners
take their mark at 6:15 p.m.
Both events begin at Manatee High School, 902 33rd
St. Court W. The parade will travel west on Ninth Avenue,
north along 39th Street, jog back onto Manatee Avenue,
and end at the Manatee school district headquarters, 215
Manatee Ave. W.
The city of Bradenton reports road closures will
begin at 5:30 p.m.
All participants are asked to park near the school
board headquarters and take a shuttle to the Manatee High
School parking lot, where the parade will originate.
In addition to the parade and race, the sold-out
Desoto Ball Friday, April 27, will feature the crowning
of 2012-13 queen, the investment of the newest Hernando
de Soto, and dancing until midnight.
This weekend's activities mark the end of a month-
long festival of events commemorating the Spanish
explorer Hernando DeSoto who landed on the south shore
of Tampa Bay in 1539.
For more information, go online at www.desotohq.
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Give forward for Gibbons
Florida State University Sigma Chi friends of
Islander Georgia Rose Gibbons have begun a "give
forward" fundraising campaign to help her Anna Maria
Island family pay expenses related to the tragic acci-
dent that critically injured Gibbons in Tallahassee ear-
lier this month.
The "give forward" online site is offering prayers
and support for the 20 year old, and also asking for
donations toward medical expenses.
The student fundraiser supplements the Island
community coming together at the Sandbar Restaurant,
Anna Maria, where Gibbons once worked as a hostess,
for a benefit buffet with entertainment and silent auc-
tion at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Advance tickets are available at Rudy's, 9906 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, Mainsail Beach Inn, 101 66th St.,
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island Accommodations,
5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information about the Sandbar event, call
David Bouchard at 941-778-3232 or 941-545-5670.
To access the friends' donation site, go online at
MHS Band offers Mums for Mom advance sale
Time is running out to pre-order Mums for Mom.
The Manatee High School Band Program is taking
pre-orders for its annual Mums for Mom sale, an annual
fundraiser benefiting band activities.
But if you miss the pre-order deadline, the MHS Band
and the Sugar Canes dance team will be at Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, at
8 a.m. Saturday, May 12, to sell mums until they sell out
the day before Mother's Day, according to chief "Mum"
Michele Pace, who is coordinating the sale.
Foil-wrapped mum plants in 8-inch pots are offered
by the band for $9.
Band volunteers will deliver May 11 or May 12
any pre-order of 10 or more plants in time for Mother's
"They make great thank-you and promotional gifts
Astronomy group offers
gaze at Saturn
Your last chance this year for a close up view of the
spectacular rings of Saturn is near..
Weather permitting, the Bradenton/Sarasota Deep
Sky Observers will host its final Sidewalk Astronomy
events of the 2011-12 season.
The group's high-quality telescopes will be available
to view Saturn, Mars and other celestial objects as they
become visible in the early evening skies.
The first event will be held at 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday,
April 28, in the parking lot between Chicos and Rodeo
Drive, 8141 Lakewood Main St., Bradenton.
In Holmes Beach, the last of the season's events
will be 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the city field
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
The events are free.
There will be a three-month hiatus until Sept. 22.
For more information, call Brian Hawkes at 941-342-
9632 or go online at www.LGDSO.com.
for businesses," Pace said.
And at the May 12 sale at Anna Maria Elementary
School and other locations, including the Bank of Amer-
ica, 7412 Manatee Ave., Bradenton, Pace expects brisk
"Anna Maria is our most popular location. It's always
the first to sell out," she said.
Orders must be phoned in by Wednesday, April 25.
To order and for more information, call Pace at 941-
Looking to improve your stamina and learn easy
ballet moves to get your blood moving and heart rate
Or is Spanish something you'd like to explore?
Either way, the Anna Maria Island Community
Center has a class for you.
A combination mixed movements and barebones
class will be held 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday, May 4,
through July 27, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The fee is $12
for members and $17 for nonmembers.
Also at the center, six levels of learning Spanish are
forming classes with each one beginning when five or
more people at the same level sign up.
Spanish classes consist of exercises and conversa-
tions relevant to travel. Each session will focus on one
aspect of travel and its related vocabulary. The center will
host festivals with themes from different countries each
quarter throughout the class periods.
Classes are ongoing. Each session is a series of three
classes, and fees are $35 for members and $45 for non-
members per session.
For more information or to register, call Sandee
Pruett at 941-778-1908, ext. 0.
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celebrate their 45th
they renewed their
vows at the Church of
St. Anne, Budapest,
and toured several
other European cities,
including London and
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Friday, April 27
9 a.m. Community Coffee Club hosted by Edward Jones Finan-
cial advisor Danny Wood, Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m.-2 p.m. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,
Holmes Beach Police Department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-708-5804.
2-4 p.m. Courtyard Concert at AMI Concierge and the
Sarong Company, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, sponsored by Divine
Caffe, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-9705.
*6-11 p.m.- Anna Maria Elementary School-Parent Teacher
Organization Spring Fling, Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Performance Times Vary- Cirque Aquatic Under the Big Top,
Desoto Mall, Route 301. Fee applies. Information: 941-704-8572.
Saturday, April 28
5:30 p.m. DeSoto Heritage Festival 5K Run and Grand
Parade, Manatee High School to Manatee school district headquar-
ters, including city of Bradenton street closures.
Through April 27, "Paint the Town" exhibit, ArtCenter of Mana-
tee, 209 Ninth St., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862.
Through May 24, "Artists and Animals of Myakka" exhibit,
Durante Gallery and Cultural Media Room, Longboat Key Center for
the Arts, Ringling College of Art and Design, 6860 Longboat Drive
S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.
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.
*Tuesdays, 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-
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., coffee and conversation 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
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Run to benefit children
The Children's Academy of Southwest Florida
will host its 11th Annual 5K Island Run and 1-mile
family fun run on Anna Maria Island at 8 a.m. Satur-
day, May 5, at Bayfront Park, 316 North Bay Blvd.,
Registration and check-in begins at 6:45 a.m. the
day of the event.
The 5K race is sanctioned and co-directed by
the Bradenton Runners Club and Road Runners
Club of America. Trophies, medals and prizes will
The first 150 registrants receive dry wick
T-shirts. All runners receive a drawstring backpack,
water bottles and other goodies. There will be door
prizes for 100 lucky participants.
The entry fee is $25, or for pre-registration the
fee is $20 per adult and $13 per child under 8.
The Children's Academy relies on community
funding in serving children of the working poor in
For pre-registration or more event information,
call 941-747-8726 or go online at www.IslandRun.
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,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street Market hosted by
Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-
May 2, Family Science Night and Book Fair, Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Karen Newhall at 941-708-5525, ext. 2040.
May 3, Georgia Gibbons Benefit, Sandbar Restaurant pavil-
ion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-3232.
May 5, Island 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Run, Bayfront
Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-747-8726.
May 9, Off Stage Ladies of Island Players Kentucky Derby lun-
cheon, Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach,
Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.
May 12, Manatee Children's Services Band Slam, Sarasota
Bradenton International Convention Center, 800515th St. E., Sara-
sota. Fee applies. Information: 941-504-5208.
May 12, Sisters Key Island Cleanup, Mar Vista Dockside
Restaurant & Pub, Longboat Key, shuttle by Kathleen D. Information:
Save the Date:
May 26, Bradenton/Sarasota Deep Sky Observers, Sidewalk
Astronomy, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
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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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Band Slam hopes to
end child abuse
Area musicians are coming under one roof for one
big 12-hour party to help Manatee Children's Services
end child abuse Saturday, May 12, at the Sarasota Bra-
denton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St.
From noon to midnight, the lineup includes One
Night Rodeo & Billy Rice, Matt Facciolla Band, Twinkle,
Tony Tyler-Come Back Alice, Wikked Jester, Shotgun
Justice, Gypsy King, Cherry Bombs, Dr. Bob Koser, Greg
"the fiddler" Holt, Kara Nally, Big Daddy, Steve Arvey,
Rebecca "song" Bird, Lauren Mitchell, Avenging Benji,
Kettle of Fish, Henry Lawrence, Bluestar Band, and a
special appearance by Florida Enrichment Academy's
"Wednesday night kids," rock band FJ One Latin.
The MCS Band Slam also will feature local food
providers, full-liquor bars, vendors, raffles and more.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door, and
table reservations are available for event sponsors.
According to Manatee Children Services' event coor-
dinator Gina Spicer, who grew up on Anna Maria Island
and once owned Turtles Bar, event proceeds will provide
meals to child abuse victims at the MCS emergency shel-
ter; bus passes for job hunting; movie nights or other fun
outings for foster care children; and non-perishable food
items and toiletries for homeless youths at the shelter.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 941-345-1200
or online at www.manateechildrenservices.com.
For more information about MCS or Band Slam, call
Spicer at 941-504-5208.
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Lexi Lillis, instructor at the Art League of Anna Maria
Island, dresses the part as she draws a live model at
Art Island Style April 18, an event sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, Keeton's Office
& Art Supply, Anna Maria Island Art League and the
Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island, at the center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
by Neil Simon
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Night market approved for Bridge Street
By Mark Young
The Bridge Street Merchants Association received
approval for a special event permit to conduct a nighttime
market on Bridge Street, but not without compromise.
The permit request was initially placed into the con-
sent agenda a list of routine items generally expected
to pass without opposition.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse asked that the permit
application be removed from the consent agenda and
placed in new business for discussion.
"I asked for this to be moved in order to give this
application the same consideration as other applications,"
said Gatehouse, referring to the controversial Gulf Drive
Cafe & Tiki Market that ended operations in January.
"There was endless discussion about another market
up the street," he said. "This application is for a nighttime
market and I believe the public deserves this application
to be judged to the same standards."
Gatehouse, who supported the failed effort at the
Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., cited many of the
same concerns raised that led to the end of that market's
Gatehouse cited noise, traffic and pedestrian safety
concerns. He commended the merchants association for
its success in drawing large crowds, but said that success
may be a detriment to a nighttime market.
He said adding more people would create a traffic
jam that would circle Bridge Street and end up creating a
problem on Gulf Drive a source of contention to those
opposed to the Gulf Drive Cafe market.
"Finally, I think it's ironic that Jo Ann (Meilner)
stood here and argued against approving that one on a
special event permit, saying if an event is held repeat-
edly then it is no longer a special event. Ironically one
month later, Bridge Street Merchants is asking for the
Bridge Street Merchants requested evening markets
June 2, 16, and 30, and July 14 and 28.
"The public has been very vocal in the past, so my
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vote for this would be on a temporary basis, so the public
can have their view on it to see if it is working," said
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh disagreed that the two
markets bear any similarities, as did Mayor John Shaugh-
"This will take place in Toomey's lot, which is off
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It created a traffic jam on Gulf Drive. I don't believe this
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Gatehouse said every applicant needed to be treated
"I just think that's the fair way to go," he said.
Commissioners agreed, saying that because the Gulf
Drive Cafe had asked more Sunday markets than what
was approved on a trial basis, they compromised for the
BSM nighttime market.
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special event permit for June 2, 16, and 30 with stipula-
tions that the city could revoke the July dates should
issues with the market arise. Gatehouse seconded the
motion, which passed unanimously.
Also getting approval for a special event permit is
a May 12 benefit for John "Scooter" Tillison. Doreen
Flynn, of the Drift In, 120 Bridge Street, submitted the
Flynn said the event was originally scheduled for
June, but due to Tillison's declining health, it was moved
to May. She said all proceeds will go "to defer the deduct-
ible on his chemo treatments."
The event will take place 1-8 p.m. at the Drift In
parking lot. Food, music, drinks and games are planned.
Flynn said the event would include a bake sale, gift bas-
kets, raffles and more. Area businesses are donating much
of the food and prizes.
Also receiving commission approval for a special
event permit is the American Cancer Society Relay for
Life of Anna Maria Island event, May 19-20, at Coquina
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CRA votes to approve pier engineer study
By Mark Young
The Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment
Agency at its April 18 meeting unanimously approved
an engineering study for the Historic Bridge Street Pier
piling and decking replacement project.
The project calls for replacing 151 pilings, and
includes replacing the pier's aging top deck.
Building official Steve Gilbert was selected to work
with the contractor to determine if the city would need a
new study done, since an older one existed from a previ-
ous pier project.
"I contacted the contractor of record, walked the pier,
looked at the pilings and we reviewed his notes from the
original study he had done," said Gilbert.
Two determining factors that would impact how the
city would approach the project were types of materials
to be used, and whether or not reconfiguring the pier for
cost-saving measures would be necessary.
The city pier team has previously discussed using
wood, concrete or composite materials. Gilbert solidified
the choice after talking with the contractor.
"We discussed what type of pilings he would recom-
mend and his initial reaction for a fishing pier was for
a more flexible structure, so he will be recommending
wooden pilings," said Gilbert. "We have a pier that is
subject to wave action. With wood pilings, even during
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forward April 18 by voting for an engineering study.
Islander Photo: Mark Young
severe wave events, it can give and move a little without
The project, funded through the CRA, was initially
capped at $400,000. As a result, the team considered the
possibility of reconfiguring the pier or temporarily remov-
ing the T-end of the pier to meet the budget.
With the announcement from the contractor recom-
mending less costly wood pilings, and the possibility of
more CRA funding becoming available, commissioners
nonetheless expressed concern about having to reconfig-
ure the pier.
Mayor John Shaughnessy asked if a reconfiguration
of the pier the removal of the T-end would be nec-
"It's all up to the commission, and is why I'm sug-
gesting we get this documentation in place before we go
to bid," said Gilbert. "Then it's entirely up to the com-
mission to either modify the shape or break (the project)
Vice Mayor Ed Straight questioned what would
happen to the old pilings. Gilbert said they would have
to come out, but there may be a way for the city to save
money in that process as well.
"We did have a '_'.u-I i'lii to remove the old pilings
and utilize them in, around and under the pier for habitat,
if (Florida Department of Environmental Protection) lets
us do that," said Gilbert. "We'd be creating habitat and
it would save money from having to haul those pilings
away. Either way, I' d recommend we try to recycle those
as best we can."
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse moved to approve the
engineering study. Commissioner Gay Breuler seconded
the motion, which passed 5-0.
BB city pier team looks ahead
By Mark Young
With an approval April 14 to move forward with an
engineering study to restore the Historic Bridge Street
Pier by city commissioners, who also serve as the capi-
tal improvement projects committee, the city pier team
looked forward at its April 15 meeting.
The team focused on potential costs of the project
with an understanding that the first step the engineering
study is expected to cost between $10,000-$15,000.
"We are literally taking the pier down and rebuilding
it," said police chief and city pier team facilitator Sam
The city continues to work on the prospect of having
a $400,000 cap on the project with a possibility of more
funding becoming available.
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With the team fully focused on funding, the meeting
was joined by Mayor John Shaughnessy, who noted some
lessons learned during a past pier project.
"The last time the pier was done, there was a mini-
mum 10-percent cost overrun," said Shaughnessy. "With
these projects, you never know what you are going to run
Special said he hopes this project will be different
than the last one in determining more specific costs.
"The bi''Il thing when we put the restaurant in
was that changes were made that no one seemed to know
ani thll in about," he said. "We also found concrete (under
the pier) from the old bridge and that ended up costing us
more in removal costs. This will be pulling out old pilings
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Special said avoiding unforeseen issues is why the
city pier team was formed, because tiingi, were done
w ilh Iut tI aikiln about it. That's what this committee is for,
so that an) killing we do is known (by the commission)."
Special added that any cost estimates at this early
stage would be speculation.
"The engineering study will determine the scope of
work needed," he said. "Once we have that, then we can
look at putting out (requests for proposals)," which will
help the city determine costs before putting the project
out for bid.
The project consists of replacing 151 pilings and the
Also discussed at the meeting was the condition of
the pier's floating dock. Public works director Tom Woo-
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dock that come loose due to sheared bolts.
Woodard said the situation isn't a public safety con-
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be addressed to keep the dock from further separating.
Woodard said the dock is a freshwater dock in salt-
water and his staff has had continued problems with it.
"The problems we are having shouldn't have hap-
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City, scenic waves hash out protocol issues
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach Scenic Waves Partnership commit-
tee member Carl Parks previously raised concerns over
the city's joint development agreement with ELRA, the
corporation that owns the BeachHouse Restaurant, to
construct a dune system and create a parking area across
from city hall.
At its previous scenic waves meeting, Parks said the
city should have first sent the project to scenic waves for
review, since it is a state-sanctioned agency responsible
for addressing development issues on Gulf Drive.
Parks reiterated his concerns to commissioners at
their April 15 meeting.
"There was a very important item that completely
bypassed our committee," said Parks, who noted he was
speaking as a private citizen. "I would appreciate it if our
committee was kept in the loop on that."
Parks went on to express concerns over his ability
to communicate with the city, saying e-mail addresses
didn't work and the city's website was not updated as it
Mayor John Shaughnessy acknowledged Scenic
Waves should have been kept apprised of the proposed
dune project. The mayor then shared some concerns of
his own regarding the April 27 National Arbor Day cel-
ebration planned on Bridge Street.
At the April 14 Community Redevelopment Agency/
city commission meeting, public works director Tom Wood-
ward informed commissioners he had been directed by Keep
Manatee Beautiful which works in conjunction with
Scenic Waves to conduct work for the celebration.
Commissioners had a k ngtili discussion at the previ-
ous day's CRA meeting about the upcoming Arbor Day
Woodard saidApril 14 he was directed via e-mail by
members of Scenic Waves and Keep Manatee Beautiful
to remove materials from the tree-planting site, and to
store the materials at public works.
"I have a problem with committees giving city
employees instructions," Shaughnessy said. "You guys
take orders from us, not anybody else."
Commissioner Gay Breuler agreed, saying it was not
the right thing for KMB to do.
\ly u'LI-uP liiii is that someone contact KMB and
explain that she can't just tell anybody to do something,"
Shaughnessy said it amounted to an attempt to spend
taxpayer dollars without permission from a governing body.
Shaughnessy then addressed Parks on his concerns.
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on this (Arbor Day) project," he said. "I don't know how
scenic waves has the authority to direct city staff to do
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Shaughnessy said the commission doesn't have a
plan from Scenic Waves or KMB in place to approve
the Arbor Day event.
Parks said he was not involved in directing city staff
to do the work.
"I believe it was our chair and Keep Manatee Beauti-
ful," he said.
Commissioners will not meet again before the April
27 Arbor Day event.
By Mark Young
The Bradenton Beach City Commission's amended
ordinance to streamline the look and locations of news-
racks passed its final reading at the April 15 city com-
There was opposition from residents on 12th Street
South at the ordinance's first reading regarding concerns
"We will formally adopt locations with a resolution
after the adoption of the ordinance," said city attorney
Building official Steve Gilbert said a resolution gives
the city more leeway to make changes to locations.
"By resolution, if we change our minds we don't
have to go back through the ordinance process," said
Gilbert said a list of prioritized locations was estab-
lished at a joint meeting between the city and area pub-
lishers, but the ordinance is specific to the city's rights to
not endanger public safety, as was the concern from 12th
Bradenton Beach Vice
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Shaughnessy said he would consult with city attorney
Ricinda Perry to determine if he can instruct city staff to
perform the requested Arbor Day work without commis-
sion authority. If so, he said, then he would ensure the
celebration moves forward as planned, but he first wants
a documented plan from scenic waves.
Perry said no authority could be given without a plan.
Parks said he would ensure the committee had the plan
to the city in time.
In the meantime, Breuler motioned to approve the
request for the planned Arbor Day celebration in Bra-
denton Beach, "with stipulations" that administrative
approval is obtained. It passed unanimously.
"You have the option to eliminate 12th Street or
move it down on the priority list," Gilbert told the com-
The ordinance applies only to newsracks on city
Commissioner Gay Breuler motioned to approve the
final reading of the newsrack ordinance, which outlines
heights, widths and establishes an "abandoned" definition
of 30 days. The motion passed 5-0.
Commissioners also approved a $4,352 asphalt repair
project at Pines Trailer Park, 103 ChurchAve. According
to public works director Tom Woodard, the county had
repaired a sinkhole there that had taken out part of the
However, Woodard said some of the surrounding
asphalt has begun to crack as the ground settles.
"We've had a few rains since then and we have had
standing water," said Woodard.
There was additional discussion to redo more of the
road, but commissioners opted to allow the repair and
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Commissioners to chamber: Promote residential qualities
By Rick Catlin
Amidst all the news about a great tourist season on
Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean
Peelen, Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn and Braden-
ton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler would like to see
if more can be done to promote the Island's residential
Speaking to the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce board of directors April 18, Peelen and her
colleagues suggested the chamber look at doing some-
thing to promote the Island as a residential community
"I'd just like to see us marketing the Island a little
bit as a place where families can live," she said.
"I'm definitely in favor of tourism marketing. It's our
No. 1 industry. I'm just hoping we can somehow attract
a few more families to move here," she said.
Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman said cham-
ber real estate members would love for more families
to buy on the Island. They do a good job promoting the
Island as a residential, family community, but the market
for residential housing is economically driven, Brockman
"What family wants to move here and buy an eight-
bedroom house?" Brockman asked, in reference to the
rash of large accommodations built in Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria, ostensibly as single-family homes.
Winners of the Bridge Street
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and Grill Kristi Kovaleski; first
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Breuler Peelen SueLynn
She also noted the difference in price between an
Island home and a similar residence on the mainland.
Additionally, said Brockman, the chamber's mission
is to promote business. On Anna Maria Island, the No. 1
business is tourism.
"We're a business organization and most of us rely on
tourism to make our income. The real estate agents love
for families to buy here and they do advertise to families,
but they can't force a family to buy here," she said.
Peelen agreed it's a tough sell for a family to buy an
"Tourism is our economy and we're all in favor of
tourism. I just hate to think of what might happen to our
wonderful residential areas."
SueLynn added that many people don't realize the
Island is a "great place to live and raise a family."
Brockman agreed the Island has wonderful benefits
for a family. But it always comes back to economics -
the cost to buy a house here compared with the main-
Peelen said tourism marketing has been extremely
successful, but it's also attracted the investor who doesn't
care about the Island's old Florida traditions.
As more visitors come to the Island, investors look
only for income potential. They' re looking to get as many
bedrooms as possible under one roof for the highest price,
Investors are backing construction of a number of
multi-bedroom houses and, according to Peelen, while
they are built as single-family homes, they are likely
vacation rental properties.
BSM salsas for PACE
By Mark Young
Jerry Seinfeld once said everyone loves salsa because
it's such a fun word to say.
It's pretty fun to eat too and while weekend rains kept
attendance down at the April 22 Bridge Street Market,
enough came to the food tasting competition to raise $160
PACE, 3508 26th Street, Bradenton, is a year-round
school for girls ages 11-17, who are at risk.
Bridge Street Market manager Melissa Enders said
PACE is an excellent organization. Enders is a teacher
and is aware of what PACE does for young girls, "so it
was a natural choice," she said.
While PACE is this month's unofficial winner, there
is a matter of bi.'iil' i rights for the person or restaurant
that boasted the best tasting salsa.
Home cook Lorraine Jordan won the contest.
"I participate in all of the challenges and have never
won," she said. "Cooking is a hobby of mine so this feels
Taking second place was Island Time Bar and Grill,
who was represented by Kristi Kovaleski. Island Time
is a staple of the challenges and has either won or placed
in every competition thus far.
Taking home the third place ribbon was Abby Becker
from Barbie-Lu's, who served Barbie-Lu's Sassy Salsa.
Votes were determined by marketgoers who donated $5
to taste all of the dishes. Each taster is given a token and
gives their token to their favorite flavor.
April 28 signals the end of the Bridge Street Market
daytime activities with the final market of the season, but the
fun will resume June 2 with selected nighttime markets.
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The Sterling Anvil jewelry store, 5508 Marina Drive,
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few years later, Roxanne Reid became a co-owner.
Reid and Noman recently announced the store would
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"almost impossible to produce jewelry at reasonable
There will be no goodbye party or closing sale, the
business partners said.
"Thank you for your support for 40 years," the two
said in a joint statement.
Another recent statement noted the business may
take part in festival sales and art shows in the future.
New to the chamber
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce wel-
comed the following new members in March:
Annie's Bait & Tackle, 4334 127th St., Cortez,
Bradenton Executive Center, 4916 26th St. W., No.
100, Bradenton, Alexis Clarke.
Dogs for the Earth, 308 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
Saunders & Co., 518 72nd St., Holmes Beach,
Kevin & Sally Carroll Michael.
Heartland Title Services Inc., 1111 Third Ave. W.,
Bradenton, Joanne Clark.
Island Grocery Girls, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key, Jordan Pavoni.
Thomas L. Young law offices, 2619 Watrous Ave.,
Tampa, Thomas Young.
Moss & Barnard Construction, P.O. Box 4291,
Anna Maria, Ryan Moss.
Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton, Greg
Blalock & Walters PA, 802 11th St. W., Bradenton,
Studio 26 Weddings, 4110 19thAve. W., Bradenton,
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
Tourism luncheon planned
The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
plans to recognize National Tourism Week with a lun-
cheon and program at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the
Manatee County Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Pal-
A program highlighting the benefits of tourism to the
Manatee County area will follow lunch.
Cost of the event is $15. Tickets can be purchased
by calling 941-722-3244, ext. 0.
THE ISLANDER U APRIL 25, 2012 E 21
I t Tracy Wimpy
Shells a customer
make a selection
at the Sterling
The store, which
opened in 1971,
will end its more
than 40 years as
a retail operation
at 4 p.m. Saturday,
SApril 28. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
AMI chamber to hold mixer
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its monthly business card exchange 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25, at the recently opened Steam
Designs, 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 600, Holmes Beach.
Appetizers will be served and several door prizes are
Cost of the event is $5 and reservations are not
required. The chamber encourages members, guests and
potential members to attend.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island or
Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola, or west Bradenton?
How about a new product, service, anniversary, new hire,
new owners, or an award-winning staff member? Call
Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or e-mail news@islander.
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Marty Marauder leads children in a race during Island Night festivities at McKechnie Field, Bradenton. The
event included scores of kids allowing their shoes to be thrown on the field. Kids then race to find their shoes, put
them on and race back to Marty. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love
FAR RIGHT: AME
Andrew Proctor shows
off his first place ribbon
after winning 400-meter
dash at the April 21 ...
district track meet. With
Proctor are coach Eric
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Students in Pidge Tay-
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tary show off the school's
coveted Box Top Trophy.
The students beat out 15
other classes, and the
money raised will go to
the PTO. Perhaps better '
than the trophy is the prize
of playing a giant inflat-
able bowling game during
a specialrecess just for
them. Islander Photo.
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Anna Maria Elementary third-grader Ashton Pennell is
congratulated by Marauder mascot Marty after throw-
ing out the first pitch at the Marauder's April 20 home
game. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love
AME students compete
One Anna Maria Elementary student won his class
division while another placed fifth during the April 21
countywide district track meet.
Fourth-grader Andrew Proctor swept a field of 63
competitors in the 400-meter dash, while third-grader
Gianna Sparks placed fifth out of a field of 49, including
fellow student Grace Garza at 31st countywide.
In the third-grade boys division, AME was well
represented by Blake Balais and Roman Lansley, who
finished 21st and 22nd respectively.
Ella Bisio put AME in the top 10 in the fourth-grade
girls division with an eighth place finish, while Ava Zink
finished 33rd. Jackie Schlassberg rounded AME's pres-
ence with a 51st place finish in a field of 63.
Proctor posted a time of 1:13.30 to win his division,
but had further AME representation with Jack Groves
finishing 20th and Jackson Hayes finishing in 30th.
In the girls fifth-grade race, AME's best finisher was
10th place by Sullivan Ferrespa. Tori Walter finished 35th
and Lindsay Smith placed two spots behind in 37th.
Also in the fifth-grade race, Leo Rose and Aidan
Brinling placed 29th and 30th respectively. Alex Rodri-
guez finished 50th out of a field of 61 runners.
Sparks, Halle Bingham, Alexandra Texidor and
Avery Carnes posted AME's best relay finish of the day
with an llth place finish.
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Organization's groovy poster advertises its Spring
Fling fundraiser 6-11 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo:
AME promises to
into the '60s
It's back to nature and the 1960s at the bi''. I fund-
raiser of the year for Anna Maria Elementary School.
The AME-Parent Teacher Organization will hold its
annual Spring Fling 6-11 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
This year's event which promises to bring back
the 1960s earth-loving hippie movement with costumes
and music includes a silent auction to benefit class-
room needs for AME's teachers and children.
In the spirit of the theme, recycled material will deco-
rate the PTO event, including flowers made from water
bottles; peace signs crafted of wine corks; wine bottles
and other jars filled with rosemary and basil; and center-
pieces of wheatgrass.
The auction will include baskets prepared by AME's
K-5 classes and family art projects.
Featured will be local artist Cheetah Chad, who will
perform live art on a black-lighted stage.
Local restaurants, including the Sandbar restaurant,
are donating food for the event.
Tickets may be purchased for $40 per person, or dis-
counted to $35 per person for tables of 8 or 10.
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Guest scientists and hands-on, make-and-take-it \\ k-
shops will be featured at the Family Science Ni'.hll ,ant
Book Fair 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Ann.i \LI.I.
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Bea. Ii
The school's budding scientists will display thu pi' -
ects in the auditorium, and the media center will o(| 11n Ii
browsing and book sales.
There will be live music by Koko Ray under l,. o.ik
trees in front of the cafeteria where pizza, drinks and d.I -
serts will be offered for sale to benefit the scien,. pi>-
For more information, call AME teacher Karen \. \\ i I.
at 941-708-5525, ext. 2040.
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April 30-May 4 Scholastic Book Fair.
May 12, inaugural AME Golf Tournament hosted
by IMG Academies.
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more
information, call 941-708-5525.
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dinator John Ginaven
from Anna Maria
April 16 on a guided
bird tour of the AME
campus, 4700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
to identify birds,
understand why birds
migrate, and about
bird feeding habits,
according to second-
grade teacher Karen
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Monday, April 30
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Breaded Beef Patty Sandwich,
PBJ Uncrustable, Baked Fries, Broccoli Dippers,
Pineapple Tidbits, Assorted Fruit.
Tuesday, May I
Breakfast: Omelet and Hash Browns.
Lunch: Corn Dogs, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans, Bread Stick,
Peaches, Mini Romaine Salad.
Wednesday, May 2
Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito or Biscuit and Gravy.
Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marina, Mixed Veggies,
Baby Carrots, Fresh Fruit Cup, Gold Fish.
Thursday, May 3
Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich and Smucker's Waffle.
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Turkey Gravy, Roll,
Mashed Potatoes, Cucumber Coins, Pears.
Friday, May 4
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick or Mini Pancake Bites.
Lunch: Nachos, Fiestada Pizza, Spanish Rice, Black Beans,
Corn, Strawberries and Bananas, Churro.
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Islander heads to national surf contest, golf winners
By Kevin Cassidy
Lifelong Islander Christian Daniels surfed in four
separate divisions in the four-day Nike National Scho-
lastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Regional
Championships held in New Smyrna Beach Inlet April
Daniels, 10 and a fifth-grader at Anna Maria Ele-
mentary, advanced to the quarterfinals of the explorer
menehune division (12 & under) and advanced to the
semifinals of the open mini-grom division (10 & under)
before being edged out.
His best performance came in the explorer super-
grom (10 & under), where he advanced to the finals and
led midway through the heats before settling for third
Daniels may not have come in first, but his perfor-
mance qualified him for the June 26-July 3 NSSA Nation-
als in Huntington Beach, Calif.
He's looking for sponsors and donations to compete
in California, and anyone interested can call dad, Tommy
Daniels, at 941-726-1713.
Christian also is competing in the Eastern Surfing
Association Southeast Regionals in New Smyrna Beach
April 20-22 for a chance to compete in September at Cape
Congratulations to Christian and his family from The
Center basketball continues
The Anna Maria Island Community Center Basket-
ball League continues play in the gym at the center on
Monday and Tuesday evenings.
The season is young, but Beach Bistro is looking
strong in the 8-10 division with a 2-0 record. Gettel
Toyota and Island Real Estate are both 1-1 while Walter
& Associates is 0-2. Another Walter & Associates team
in the 11-13 division, Holy Cow Ice Cream and Sandbar
are at 1-0, while Ross Built, Southern Greens and Eat
Here are sitting at 0-1. Dips Ice Cream is on top of the
14-17 division with Anna Maria Oyster Bar and Integrity
Sound following in the standings.
Dips ascended the top of its division thanks to a
47-37 victory over Anna Maria Oyster Bar April 17.
Tegan Purtill scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds
and Justin Gargett added 14 points and 15 rebounds to
lead Dips to the victory.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar was led by Max Miller's 14
points and 20 rebounds, while Neahmiah Goode added
12 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
Conal Cassidy's third-quarter basket turned out to be
the winner as Island Real Estate earned its first victory
of the season, edging Walter & Associates 7-6 in 8-10
division action April 16. Alex Rodriguez led IRE with
five points, while Griffin Heckler added eight rebounds
in the victory.
Joey Thiel led Walter & Associates with six points
and 10 rebounds, while Katie Krokroskia and Tori Walter
finished with eight rebounds apiece in the loss.
The second 8-10 division game of the evening saw
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Bistro remain undefeated, edging Gettel Toyota 15-14.
Luke Marvin paced Bistro with five points, while Ava
Zink and Franklin Valdez each scored four points and
pulled down six rebounds. Jack Groves completed the
Bistro scoring with two points.
Gettel Toyota was led by Hannah McCracken's
game-high 12 points and 11 rebounds. Andrew Austin
completed the Gettel scoring with two points.
Dips Ice Cream rode a balanced scoring attack to
a 49-32 victory over Integrity Sound in 14-17 division
action April 16. Jerry Mayer scored 13 points to lead four
players in double-digit scoring. Tegan Purtill scored 12,
while Connor Field and Justin Gargett both finished with
10 points and six rebounds.
Integrity Sound's Burke McCampbell-Hill led all
scorers with 19 points, while Joey Carder added nine
points. Thomas Pears finished with a game-high 10
rebounds in the loss.
Matt Behan poses after notching a hole in one on the
third hole at the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach.
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Adult basketball completed its second week at the
center gym with Sun atop the standings with a 2-0 record.
Gator Man Pools, while also undefeated has played one
less game and sits alone in second. The Feast, Bowes
Imaging Center and Beach to Bay Construction are tied
with 1-1 records, while BeachHouse and B.Y. Construc-
tion have yet to win a game.
The Sun received 19 points and 14 rebounds from
Matt Plummer and 15 points and eight rebounds from
Jonathan Schneider during its 52-38 victory over Bowes
Imaging Center during court action April 17.
Jason Mickan scored a game-high 20 points and
grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Bowes Imaging, which also
received 12 points from Tyler Bekkerus in the loss.
Gator Man Pools earned a 55-52 victory over Feast
in the second game of the evening. Sean Hubbard's
20 points and 16 rebounds led Gator Man, which also
received 14 points from Aaron Duduks in the victory.
Jonathan Moss led Feast with 20 points and five
rebounds, while Brent Moss added 13 points and five
rebounds in the loss.
Beach to Bay utilized a balanced scoring attack to
roll past B.Y. Construction 56-33 in the second game
of the evening. Frank Agnelli scored 14 points, Richard
Atkins scoredl3 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and
Scott Eason added 12 points in the victory.
Matt Ray led B.Y. Construction with 16 points and
12 rebounds and Eric Gledhill added 12 points and nine
boards in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
It was an extraordinarily busy week of golf at Key
Royale Club with regular golf action to go along with Stag
Day April 18 and the annual awards banquet April 21.
The awards banquet reviews all of the outstanding
events during the 2011-12 golf season, starting with rec-
ognition for all of the golfers who made a hole in one
during the year, including Bob Dickenson, Mike Wagner,
Jon Holcomb, Ken Rickett, Art McMillan, Dale Hudson,
John Cassese and, the most recent entry, Matt Behan,
whose hole in one April 19 on number three brought the
total for the club to eight for the year.
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Fish live bait, artificial for mixed bag results
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Inshore fishing around our small Island remains con-
sistent for redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook.
Live bait tactics are proving to be effective for a
mixed bag of inshore species on the grass flats. Chum-
ming with live shiners attracts fish to the boat. Next cast
a shiner on a hook and hang on.
If it's trout you're looking for, try working deeper
grass flats in Anna Maria Sound. For the reds and catch-
and-release snook, try the grass flats around mangrove
islands or mangrove shorelines.
For fishers using artificial, there are plenty of migra-
tory species roaming just off the beaches and in the
passes in search of bait schools. Fish you might encoun-
ter include Spanish mackerel, bonito, blue runners and
ladyfish. If you're lucky, you might even get into some
pompano. For the mackerel, jacks and ladyfish, anh Illing
with some flash to it will get a bite. Try Gotcha plugs or
silver spoons. For the pompano try using pompano jigs
tripped with a pink stinger.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier is reporting good action for fishers target-
ing migratory species. These high-activity fish provide
drag-screaming runs and a fight to the end, which makes
them popular among shore fishers. Some also make good
tablefare, including Spanish and king mackerel.
To target them, pier fishers are using live shiners or
threadfin herring as bait on 30-pound fluorocarbon leader
tied to a 2/0 extra-long shank hook. If you encounter
kingfish, you may want to add 12 inches of hard wire
above your long shank hook to prevent them from cutting
If you decide to use artificial, try silver spoons, white
jigs or a Gotcha plug. Again, tie no less than 30-pound
fluorocarbon leader to the lure. You can try a small piece
of wire if you start losing a lot of lures, but it will result
in fewer strikes.
Mia Natale, visiting Anna Maria Island from Massa-
chusetts, shows off her dockside redfish catch.
Cole Dunkel-Burger, left, of Michigan caught this
28-inch spotted seatrout, held by Paxton Brown, on a
recent charter with Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime
The species being caught at the South Pier include
mangrove snapper, flounder and black sea bass. For all
three species, fishers are bottom fishing live threadfin
herring or shrimp.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure with
good action on king mackerel, bonito and Spanish mack-
erel. Girle's charters are free-lining live shiners behind
the boat to get the bite. For the kings, 24 inches has been
the norm, although Girle's clients are catching some up
to 36 inches.
Girle also is finding catch-and-release gag grou-
per and a few short red grouper. To round out the reef
bite, Girle's clients are reeling up numerous Key West
Moving inshore, Girle is wading the shallow flats of
Sarasota Bay, stalking redfish and spotted seatrout. Using
top-water plugs like the Rapala Skitterwalk or Sebile stick
shad, Girle is hooking redfish up to 31 inches. Spotted
seatrout are reacting to top-water lures, although Girle
reports better results this week with soft plastics on a jig
head. Average size of the trout is 18 inches.
Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters
is fishing in and around Longboat Pass catching numer-
ous Spanish mackerel. Johnston likes to anchor and then
chum with live shiners to get the macks feeding behind
his boat. Once they do, his clients cast a bait and it's time
to get busy. When mackerel are feeding, they tend to hit
the bait soon after it enters the water.
On the grass flats, Johnston is targeting spotted
seatrout. Again, he anchors and chums to get the bite
going. On a recent charter, Johnston's clients caught more
than 20 trout with the bi'l,., I coming in at 21 inches.
While fishing grass flats around mangrove islands,
Johnston is catching good numbers of redfish with a few
snook in the mix. For the reds, Johnston is using live
shiners for bait. Redfish up to 26 inches were caught this
past week and catch-and-release snook up to 34 inches.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says pier fish-
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ers using white crappie jigs or Gotcha plugs are catching
Spanish macks. Most of the action is occurring in the
early morning at sunrise.
Night fishers are catching spotted seatrout under the
lights on white Cotee jigs or live ballyhoo. Most trout are
small, but expect to catch a few keepers, too, he said.
Last but not least, Sork says he saw the first-of-the-
year tarpon hookup last week. "It looked to be a 60- to
80-pounder," says Sork. "The angler got four jumps out
of it before it broke the line."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing pier fishers
reeling up Spanish mackerel in the early mornings. Most
pier fishers are using artificial such as white crappie jigs,
pink speck rigs or Gotcha plugs. Most of the macks are
in the 15-inch range.
Pier fishers using live shrimp are decking black drum,
flounder and an occasional sheepshead. Remember, when
targeting these species to keep the bait close to the bottom
and under the pier.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters
reports exceptional catches of redfish and spotted seatrout
"taking the main stage." He said there also are some nice
snook, flounder and mackerel coming to the party.
Howard has been starting the mornings before sunrise
gathering bait on the flats and near the Skyway Bridge.
He likes to first black the live wells with shiners and other
baitfish for a day's fishing.
On the morning low tide, Howard is targeting spot-
ted seatrout in 3-6 feet of water. Howard suggests using
a small split shot to get the bait in the lower parts of the
water column. "The trout spawned out on the recent full
moon and are hungry and chewing," Howard says.
The redfish are on fire with the gradual increase in
tides and current flow. Howard reports multiple hookups
on shiners and no problem harvesting upper-slot fish for the
dinner table. Howard says he uses circle hooks to reduce the
amount of gut-hooked fish and aid in a healthy release.
Howard also reports snook making a nice showing
and coming out of their wintertime spots. Howards clients
aren't catching the quantities of a few years ago, how-
ever, he is "still able to get some nice rallies going." He
compares catching the Corvette-like snook speedsters to
Looking forward, Howard predicts big high tides in
the afternoons with a hard falling tide in the evenings will
produce "two distinct time periods and tide movements
to catch some tasty fillets for the dinner table.
"The weather is marching forward to pre-summer-
like patterns and fishing will remain red hot until the heat
of the summer kicks in," Howard adds.
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SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Also recognized were the women's and men's Presi-
dent's Cup winners, Donna Soos and Ken Rickett. Bob and
Liz Lang were recognized for winning the mixed couples
championship, while Dr. Carl Voyles was awarded for his
senior men's handicap championship. Kris Landkammer
was recognized for winning the women's nine-hole handi-
cap championship, while Mike Gille was recognized as the
men's 18-hole handicap championship.
As is the norm, Col. Bob Elliott fired the starting
pistol to signal the start of the 84th semi-annual Stag
Day at the club. 76 members participated in the event,
which featured a morning and afternoon group and lunch
between the two rounds.
Low gross honors for the day went to Dale Hudson
with a 3-over-par 35, while Gary Harris, Al Carr and
Dean Christiansen shared low-net honors with a score of
4-under-par 28. The team of Nub Turner, Bob Lang, Al
Carr and Mark Mixon combined to card a 130 for first-
The women played a nine-hole low-net-in-flight
match April 17. Jean Holmes grabbed first place in Flight
A with a 3-under-par 29, three strokes over Diane Miller
and Sue Hookem, who tied for second place.
Margarit Layh and Heather Pritchard both carded
4-under-par 28 to finish in a tie for first place in Flight B
with Joyce Reith one shot back in second place.
Flight C saw Roxanne Koche take first place with a
2-under-par 30. Three shots back in a tie for second place
were Barb Lindwall and Kathy Porter at 1-over-par 33.
Joanne Ozdych fired a 2-under-par 30 to take first
place in Flight D. Sharon Conlon and Luanne Collins
both finished at even-par 32 to tie for second.
The low-net team game of the day was won by Jean
Holmes, Diane Miller, Laura Purcell and Margarit Layh
with a 121 team total.
The men played a nine-hole modified-Stableford
match on the afternoon of April 16. Fred Miller fired
a plus-6 to win the individual title, while also helping
teammates Bob Lang, Bob Soos and Dean Christiansen
to the team title with a plus-4.
The men played an 18-hole individual-low-net match
April 14. Jim Thorton carded a 5-under-par 59 to take
first place by two shots over Vince Mercadante and Bob
Elliott, who both finished at 3-under-par 61.
Ten teams participated in horseshoe action at the
Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits April 21. The team
of Norm Good and Sam Samuels were the only team
to earn the required three pool-play victories and were
There were 11 teams during April 18 horseshoe
action but, again, only one team managed to win three
pool-play games. Gene Bobeldyk and Dom Livedoti were
the day's champs.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
For this week's AMICC
scores and schedules,
visit sports online at www.
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Nub Turner, Bob Lang, Al Carr and Mark Mixon
combined to card a 130 for first-place honors during
the 84th semi-annual Stag Day at Key Royale Club,
Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Laura Pur-
Cheryll Marie Arnold
Cheryll Marie Arnold, 47, of Bradenton, died March
Miss Arnold attended Charles Leroy Lowman Spe-
cial Education Center in North Hollywood, Calif., and
on moving to Tecumseh, Ok., graduated in 1984 from
Bethel High School.
She took classes at St. Gregory's University, Okla-
homa, and participated in several Special Olympics hike/
bike-athons in a power wheelchair. She also attended
Oklahoma University and participated there in the ROTC
When the family moved to Bradenton Beach, she
later moved to Bradenton and volunteered at Casa Mora
Rehabilitation and Extended-Care Facility. She also
returned to participate in summer camp at St. Gregory's
and to volunteer for the Rev. Paul Zahler at the Oklahoma
Benedictine Institute in Shawnee, Ok.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sat-
urday, April 28, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Her cremains will be
buried at a later date at St. Gregory's Abbey. Memorial
donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative
Care, 2504 34th Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
Miss Arnold is survived by her parents, William
"Bill" and Claudette "Rickie" Arnold; brother Wayne;
sister Sharon and husband Jamey Schwegmann; nieces
Laurie Umphries, Nicole Hennessey-Galloday and
Heather Mook; grand-nephew Sean Hennessey; and
many friends and extended family members.
Cheryl L. (Rankin)
Cheryl L. (Rankin) Dwinnells, 45, of Bradenton died
April 10. She moved to Holmes Beach with her family
at age 4 from Toledo, Ohio.
She attended Anna Maria Elementary School and
graduated from Bayshore High School in 1984. She stud-
ied at Manatee Community College. She was a bartender
for 12 years at Fan-Atics in Bradenton.
A memorial service with the Rev. Dr. Bob Sichta
officiating was held April 20, at Congregational Church
of Christ, 3700 26th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center or in care of
Cheryl Dwinnells Scholarship Fund, Ashley Foundation,
800 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota FL 34236. Arrangements
are by Covell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dwinnells is survived by husband Rob; son
Phillip; daughter BreAnna; parents Russell and Shirley
Rankin; brother Steven; nieces Amber, Kayla and Marisa;
great nephew Evan; and best friend Angie.
Paul R. Foor
Paul R. Foor, 94, died April 17. He was bor in Tower
Hill, Ill., and spent much of his life in Mattoon, Ill., where
he owned numerous businesses.
Mr. Foor moved to Holmes Beach in 1969, and then
to Bradenton, where he owned and operated Foor's Brake
& Wheel & Alignment until retirement. He was a combat
veteran of World War II with the Fifth Armored Divi-
sion. He was lifetime member of the Elks Club, American
Legion, VFW and the Moose Lodge.
A service was held April 24 at Emmanuel United
Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Road W. Internment was
to be at Sarasota National Cemetery. Memorial donations
may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
Mr. Foor is survived by wife Barbara; children Gerald
and wife Gaye of Fenton Mich., Suzanne and husband
Gary Reynolds of Greenup, Ill., Glenn and wife Mary
McGinnis of Lutz; and many grandchildren and great-
Claud E. McComb
Claud E. McComb, 89, of Holmes Beach and for-
merly of Ontario, Canada, and Costa Mesa, Calif., died
April 19. He was bor Dec. 28, 1922.
Mr. McComb was a longtime member of Bradenton
Masonic Lodge No. 31.
Services will be private. Toale Brothers Funeral
Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McComb is survived by his wife of 64 years,
Dolores; daughter Julie Claudel Stewart of Palmetto; and
sister Eileen Glaskin-Clay of Ontario.
Obituaries are provided as a free service in The
Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents,
both past and present, and to those people with ties to
Anna Maria Island. Content is editedfor style and length.
Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by
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and HP ScanJet 4850 scanner, $25, excellent
PACK AND ROLL with liner, keeps tools orga-
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items, $10. Frank, 941-761-1415.
TWO COMPUTER DESKS: Wood, $40 each.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
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516 74th St., Holmes Beach. Rattan king bed,
dinette, dining set, recliners, coffee and end
tables, bar chairs, pedestals, lamps, Chinese
rugs, sofa, wicker nightstands, Poole Pottery tea
set, pictures, wall art, silk flowers, accessories,
two patio sets, two umbrella stands, ladders,
hammock, bike racks, 525 ProForm treadmill,
Amana refrigerator and freezer. Sale by Julie
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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.
YARD/ESTATE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur-
day, April 28. Furniture, collectibles, art, cloth-
ing, antiques and more. 512 69th St., Holmes
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
FOUND: LADIES WALLET, black and white, vicin-
ity of Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach. 941-713-
LOST BRASS KEYS: TWO, green tag. Between
Island Real Estate, Westbay Point and chamber
of commerce, Holmes Beach. 802-279-2955.
FOUND AT LAUNDROMAT: Set of nine brass keys
labeled construction locks. Call HBPD, 941-708-
5804 or 941-778-6772, for more information.
ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes,
certified groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage
drying). Personal service for you and your loved
ones. Free pick up and delivery. Call anytime for
appointments, 941-778-1202. 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,
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
AMI KAYAK FISHING Charters: Fish the eco-
friendly way. All equipment provided. Kayak fish-
ing is the fastest growing activity in the United
States. Join me and find out why. Call Chris,
SUNSTREAM FLOATING BOAT lift. Three years
old. New cylinders, hoses, pump and battery.
6,000 lb. capacity. Purchased new for over
$13,000. Asking $6,000. David, 813-690-4877.
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 Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor
with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni,
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.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified on Tuesday at www.
islander.org. And it's FREE!
BUSINESS FOR SALE: Small gifts and collect-
ables. Rent and all bills paid through December.
Shop located on Pine Avenue on Anna Maria
Island. Only serious need call. $18,000 or best
offer. Call Susie, 941-586-3909.
FOR SALE: ESTABLISHED health food store with
coffee shop in back on Anna Maria Island. Call
for more information, 941-778-5015 or 941-565-
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
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
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779-6638. Leave message.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
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Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
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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
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and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
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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-
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
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certified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-730-
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-
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PROFESSIONAL RESIDENTIAL CLEANING: Fully
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Estate Cleaning Services, 941-345-1286.
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Anthony, cell 941-592-7714 or home 941-727-
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TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
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I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
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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-
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ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
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RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
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than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
GUITAR TROUBLE? KOKO RAY'S ISLAND
studio. Instruction in flute, saxophone, guitar,
piano and voice. 315 58th St., Holmes Beach,
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
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SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
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estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
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rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
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supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
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shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
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Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
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FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
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tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
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CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, win-
dows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pin-
nacle Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518.
MCNAMARA TILE AND Stone: Quality work,
experience. Licensed and insured. Leo McNa-
mara, 970-729-1306. mctilestone@hotmail.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
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.
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WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton
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WATERFRONT: ONE-BEDROOM cottage,
$1,350/month. Annual lease. 941-779-0289.
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.
No pets, no smoking. $1,100/month. Call Sharon
at Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.
PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY rental. 3BR/3BA,
private pool, beautifully furnished. Call 941-795-
ANNUAL: 2BR/1.5BA duplex with shared laun-
dry, fenced yard, partially furnished. $1,000/
month. Small pet considered. First, last, security.
Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.
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!"
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941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.com
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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.
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WATERFRONT TWO BEDROOM townhouse
with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool,
patio, cable, washer and dryer. Lease six months
plus. $1,000 plus utilities. No pets. Call 941-538-
NICE TWO BEDROOM furnished single-wide.
Bradenton Tropical Palm senior mobile home
park on creek, 15 minutes to beach. $695/month,
six-month lease. Deposit, references. Utilities fur-
nished. 863-608-1833. chickenplucker@webtv.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-778-
CORTEZ: SMALL QUAINT 1 BR cottage. Washer
and dryer, lanai, central air conditioning, no pets.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 1 BR/1BA 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: 1BR/1 BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Saturday. 644 Key Royale
Drive, Holmes Beach. Gorgeous waterfront
2BR/2BA, pool. James Adkins, 713-0635.
FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1BA,
extra bonus room. Across the street from Bra-
denton Beach private fishing pier. Beach and bay
access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875.
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA two-car garage
with gated entry. Large "D" model. Updated
kitchen, bathroom, appliances and floors. Close
to beaches, Robinson Preserve. $120,000. Call
John Rehmann, Realtor, 941-720-7519.
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2,000 sf and/or 2,000 sf 3BR/2BA apartment,
407 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Will build to suit.
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Earth Saver award-
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poses with his hand-
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said he hopes his art
project will remind
boaters to slow down
near manatees. Love,
5, is a kindergartner
at Anna Maria Ele-
mentary. Love won
his award at the April
22 Earth Day festivi-
ties on Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria.
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Palma Sola Elementary second grader Nikole Cosentino,
8, won the Earth Savers Award for her planting compost
game presented during the April 22 Earth Day celebration
at Dogs and Arts for the Earth, 308 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Islander Photos: Karen Riley Love
GRID IRON By Kevin G. Der / Edited by Will Shortz
When this puzzle is finished, 12 special squares, along with the
shaded squares, will create an image of 56-Down. The 12
squares correspond-ing to the "reflection" of the special squares,
when read clockwise from top left, will spell an alternative name
5 Anjou relatives
10 "Love Train"
15 Brit. decorations
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24 Peace Nobelist
26 Without problems
29 Where 56-Down
31 Stress reliever
32 Actress Tea
33 Iconic line
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40 Bit of chiding
41 Shiva's wife
42 Cat genus
43 Italian holiday
52 "Be my guest"
56 Silence indicator
59 "Cool" amount
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66 Trims, say
68 Jefferson or
69 Rest on
71 High clouds
73 Mess of a mess
80 Slowpokes' fines
82 Filled, as an
83 Coup d'___
84 Builder of a 2x2
85 Blue Ribbon
86 Hosp. scan
87 Winner of a
90 Singer Jones
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104 To this moment
108 Run together, in
112 Third string
113 Once more:
114 It's not basic
116 Dict. info
119 Yorkshire river
123 Clear (of)
125 "56-Down" co-
128 "56-Down" co-
132 "King Lear"
139 Some buggy
149 Said yea or nay
150 Bank support?
152 56-Down, e.g.
154 It's hard to get
155 Palm products
156 Flight data:
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4 Where dawn arises
5 Latvian, e.g.
6 Cry to a matador
8 They carry needles
9 Omelet holders
10 Aware of
11 Dear person?
14 Stuffed ___
16 Muslim mystic
17 Slugger Mel
18 "Zip it!"
19 Autobahn sights
20 Pig in ___
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22 Roman sun god
23 Like Beethoven's
25 Caspian feeder
27 "Top Gun" jets
29 Ban Ki-moon and
30 Insurance giant
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93 Martinique, e.g.
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113 "Gimme _
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127 Bottled mineral
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April 21 Earth
Dogs and Arts
for the Earth,
308 Pine Ave.,