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First sea-turtle nest found on beach
ber to steer clear from marked nesting sites, and
while beachgoers are not supposed to walk on
dunes, it is especially important during nesting
season, as dunes attract nesting sea turtles.
It is everyone's responsibility to keep the
beaches clear of litter and obstructions, such as
lawn furniture and canopies. Trash, fishing lines,
plastics and cigarette butts can harm wildlife.
By Mark Young
A discovery of a May 2 false crawl put
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird
Monitoring volunteers in a state of anticipa-
tion that the first nest could appear any day.
itin- The much-awaited event was discovered
on the morning of May 4 when AMITW beach
walkers found a loggerhead trail on the beach,
indicating the first nesting site of the season
on Bean Point, Anna Maria.
According to AMITW executive direc-
tor Suzi Fox, the May 2 discovery of a false
crawl was an indicator that nesting was about
ct "We found just a small false crawl trail,"
she said. "The waves had already washed
ngs. away most of the trail, but there was enough
of a trail to let us know sea turtles were on
their way to the Island."
ays While nesting season began May 1, Fox
9 said a typical season would see the first nest
much later in May, with the busiest nesting
occurring in June.
With a warmer than usual winter keeping
Gulf of Mexico waters warmer, earlier than
normal nesting activity was not unexpected.
gS Fox moved her training schedule up by
two weeks this year in anticipation of the early
nesting, and the first sighting of the season
went off without a hitch, she said.
For residents of the Island, it is a good
reminder of personal responsibility during
v nesting season. Residents along the waterfront
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Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & i .. I'. I
Monitoring volunteer Glenn Wiseman shows
off a sea turtle egg May 4 from the first con-
firmed nest of the nesting season, which began
May 1. Islander Courtesy Photos: Suzi Fox
should begin closing curtains and blinds at night
to shield lighting visible from the beach to pre-
Visitors and residents alike should remem-
Fishing "as good
as it gets." Page 25
Obituaries. Page 27
Accusations fly at BB dune-parking lot public hearing
By Mark Young
A trial-like atmosphere prevailed at the
May 3 public hearing to decide whether or not
Bradenton Beach would move forward with
the proposed dune/parking lot project across
from city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The joint development agreement between
the city and ELRA, the corporate entity of Ed
Chiles' BeachHouse Restaurant, to construct
the dune and expand parking was signed in
late March. On April 10, the plan went before
the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning
Board, and was rejected.
Bradenton Beach commissioners took
up the matter at their May 3 meeting, which
stretched out more than three hours.
Previously, at a joint May 1 land-devel-
opment code meeting between P&Z and the
city commission, commissioners suggested
P&Z members attend commission meetings
to better explain their recommendations.
Three P&Z members complied with that
request, restating their reasons for rejecting
the plan, which P&Z had concluded violated
some eight land-development codes.
But they were met with accusations from
commissioners that they were presenting
"It was clear during the (May 3) P&Z
meeting from the onset that at least two mem-
bers were predisposed to deny this process," said
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse. "Some things
were said that were inappropriate. P&Z must
remain above personal bias in order to render a
fair decision based on the compatibility of the
Gatehouse acknowledged the board's exten-
sive knowledge of city codes, but called their
April 10 decision "colored and tainted, and not
something we can count on as being factual."
P&Z chair Rick Bisio said the board did not
arrive at their decision lightly.
"In our research, P&Z found (the plan) was
in violation of these governing documents," he
said referring to the city's land-development code
and comprehensive plan.
Bisio cited several other determining factors
in the P&Z decision.
"These are primary issues that can't be
ignored," he said.
City attorney Ricinda Perry suggested the
recommendation wasn't being ignored, but
rather, it was wrong.
"P&Z made a number of findings with no
factual evidence," Perry said. "I can say the sky
is green, but it doesn't make the sky green."
Perry counter-argued P&Z recommenda-
tions and discounted Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive
director Suzi Fox's claims the proposed devel-
opment site is sea turtle nesting habitat.
PLEASE SEE DUNE, PAGE 8
A parking area at the
rant, 200 Gulf Drive
, N., is posted for valet
storage. According to a
S P&Zfinding, storage of
cars is a code violation
in the designated pres-
ervation zone, although
the city moved forward
May 3 with a plan to
expand the existing
parking lot and con-
struct a dune. Islander
Photo: Mark Young
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteer
Glenn Wiseman digs deep to verify the first
loggerhead nest of the season May 4 on Bean
Point in Anna Maria.
2 0 MAY 9, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Bradenton Beach LDC work begun in 2005 not yet done
By Mark Young
With a state-mandated October deadline looming
for Bradenton Beach to complete its land-development
code revisions to accompany the 2020 comprehensive
plan, a May 1 joint meeting was held between city
commissioners and planning and zoning board mem-
City officials first began tweaking the LDC in 2005,
and the first draft was completed two years later in 2007.
Five years later, the LDC's second of four chapters has
undergone seven drafts. Time is ticking to meet the state
requirements to have it completed by October.
Bradenton Beach building official Steve Gilbert and
Tom McCollum, a city consultant with ZNS Engineer-
ing, have been working on LDC revisions to meet the
comp-plan requirements, but there are differences.
"The difference between the comp plan and LDC
can get very confusing," said McCollum. "I work with
planners all day long and they get it confused."
McCollum said the easiest way to distinguish the
two is to think of the comp plan as a frame for the
"It's easier to think about the comp plan sort of
like a picture frame and the LDC then provides all the
colors, textures and details that go into that frame. We
are required by the state to bring LDC into compli-
ance with our comp plan so there are no discrepancies
between the two," he said.
The state approved the city's comp plan revisions
last October, and now must bring the LDC into compli-
ance with the plan.
McCollum said there is terminology in the city's
LDC that date back to the 1970s, "and some terms
aren't even used anymore."
McCollum said another goal of the revisions is to
make the LDC easier to understand.
"We tried to simplify it so if someone comes into
the city and says they want to build a house, there
will be a place where someone can go, and maybe not
find everything, but find most of what they need," he
Bradenton Beach building official Steve Gilbert and
Tom McCollum, a city consultant from ZNS Engineer-
ing, address members of the city commission and plan-
ning and zoning board during a May 1 joint meeting to
discuss revisions to the city's land-development code.
Islander Photo: Mark Young
With that in mind, McCollum and Gilbert are
making four initial recommendations to simplify the
LDC and the city's procedures.
The first recommendation was to reduce the
number of P&Z board members from seven to five.
"If you think how the city is laid out ... it looks
like five members would be enough people to be on the
board to fairly represent all of the city," said McCol-
That u'ir'.ilitin was shot down by P&Z members
attending the joint meeting, and eventually the three
attending city commissioners Mayor John Shaugh-
nessy and Commissioners Gay Breuler and Ric Gate-
house sided with the P&Z recommendation to keep
the number of board members at seven.
P&Z chair Rick Bisio said reducing the board size
would be a mistake.
"When you have a board of seven, you always
have one or two that are in training," said Bisio. "If
you take it down to five, you have very little in terms
of institutional memory."
P&Z board-member Jo Ann Meilner agreed.
"We have five commissioners and there are only
three here today," she said. "If someone is absent or
if someone is out of town, it gives you a little more
room" to establish quorum and proceed with busi-
Shaughnessy said it's difficult to get people to vol-
unteer on boards like P&Z, expressing concerns about
keeping the board at seven, but ultimately sided with
the idea of having more input into each situation.
"The more people you have, the more ideas you
have," he said.
The second and third recommendations were to
rename the board of adjustments which has not met
for more than a year to zoning board of appeals,
and to have P&Z members comprise both boards.
Commissioners provided a consensus after getting
feedback from the group to move forward with writing
the changes to the LDC, which will still have to be
approved at a later commission meeting.
The fourth recommendation was to streamline the
flow of procedures, and determine which entity would
review and approve any number of city procedures.
"We worked hard trying to come up with a logical
sequence of how decisions get made in the city," said
After reviewing a chart provided by McCollum
that would direct board responsibility, a lengthy dis-
cussion took place to define board responsibility (see
McCollum also suggested the joint meetings con-
tinue on a monthly basis to get continued input from
the primary boards responsible for writing and approv-
ing city codes before the final revisions are submitted
to the commission, and then the state for approval.
A date for the next meeting was not scheduled
See related story, "BB P&Z-commission hash out
shortcomings," page 19.
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Anna Maria pier beach shrinks as city awaits DEP notice
By Rick Catlin
Even though Anna Maria may soon have a beach
by the city pier that complies with the size authorized
by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
officials do not plan to re-inspect the beach.
The renourished beach is the result of a February
Bimini Bay-Key Royale Channel dredging project that
removed sand from the channel and pumped it ashore at
In early March, DEP investigators examined the
beach created with material pumped from Bimini Bay
and determined the city had placed more sand along the
shoreline than permitted, and told Mayor Mike Selby the
city was in violation of its permit.
The permit authorized enough sand to extend the
beach 100 feet into Tampa Bay waters and 200 feet south
from the Lake LaVista jetty.
Anna Maria had requested the sand be pumped to the
pier as part of its Lake LaVista dredge permit.
Ana Gibbs of the DEP-Tampa field office said the
DEP won't inspect the beach again, despite the claim that
the beach is shrinking.
But Gibbs said the DEP has yet to issue its notice of
violation to the city for placing more than the permitted
amount of dredged sand along the pier shoreline.
At a mid-March meeting with Selby, McKay, the
West Coast Inland Navigation District and DEP officials,
DEP compliance inspector Lauren Greenfield said the
pier beach "appears to extend approximately 40 feet fur-
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their waterward and 330 feet southeast than what was
Sand dredged periodically from the Lake LaVista
inlet is used to renourish the same area of shoreline.
Greenfield said investigators in March found the
beach sand extended about 150 feet into Tampa Bay
waters and was approximately 600 feet long. That would
be a violation of 50 feet in width and about 400 feet in
length for the renourished beach.
At the time of the DEP meeting in March, Anna
Maria public works superintendent George McKay and a
WCIND consultant claimed sand at the new beach would
probably shrink quickly to a width of about 30-60 feet
into Tampa Bay waters.
It appears the prediction is coming true, without the
city taking counter measures to comply with the permit
and remove the excess sand.
Until the city receives an official notice from the
DEP and provides for mitigation and possibly a pen-
Looking north from
the Anna Maria
City Pier toward
the Lake LaVista
inlet, the beach
along the shore
of Tampa Bay
appears to have
shrunk from the
width. A recent
estimate at high
tide found the
only about 90feet
into the water.
alty, McKay said no sand will be removed from the pier
Gibbs said the Anna Maria pier beach problem is
"still under review."
That was good news to McKay.
L\ .i) day we don't hear from them is a good day,"
And nature seems to be helping the city.
A recent estimate of the width of the beach at high
tide found only about 90 feet of renourished beach at
its widest point into Tampa Bay, and the length of the
beach was around 400 feet. That would mean the width
of the pier beach now complies with the DEP permit, but
the length of the beach has to be reduced about 200 feet
Efforts to reach Selby for comment were unsuccess-
ful, but McKay said if the city receives a DEP notice of
violation, it would likely ask DEP officials to take another
look at the shrinking beach.
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4 E MAY 9, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Skyway Bridge disaster: A date to forget
By Rick Catlin
Thirty-two years ago today, in what many old-time
area residents consider the worst accident ever in the
Tampa Bay area, the southbound center span of the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge collapsed into history after the
cargo ship Summit Venture struck a support piling during
a storm, knocking a section of the bridge into Tampa
The crash killed 35 people.
The chilling mayday call to the U.S. Coast Guard
Station in St. Petersburg came at 7:38 a.m. from Summit
Venture pilot John Lerro, who said "The Skyway Bridge
is down. This is a mayday. Emergency situation. Stop the
traffic on the Skyway Bridge."
For whatever reason and there are as many theo-
ries and reasons as there are conspiracy theories about
who shot John F Kennedy the ship was not in the
middle of the channel at 7:38 a.m. where it should have
been on a heading to the Port of Tampa. It was on the
north edge of the channel doing 8 mph when it struck the
At the helm was John Lerro, a four-year veteran
channel pilot who had taken ships of all sizes through
the channel, which is considered one of the longest in the
world. At his side was pilot-in-training Bruce Atkins.
What happened in the next 60 seconds has been
debated 32 years.
The ship's radar went out and, although it was rain-
ing, Lerro continued despite poor visibility. Could he
have stopped in time? Should he have stopped? Should
he have slowed down? These questions likely can never
A fierce wind suddenly came out of the southwest,
bringing a tropical-force squall and driving rain across
the ship's bow, which could not be seen by Lerro from
the pilot house.
Vision was down to zero, but Lerro continued his
course. He did not slow down. By this time, even if he
had seen the bridge support, he likely could not have
reversed the ship's engines or changed course in time to
avoid the crash.
Suddenly, Lerro could see part of the bridge directly
ahead. It was not the overhead span that would indicate
he was on course, but the support. And the Summit Ven-
ture was headed directly for the bridge. There were no
concrete fenders guarding the support to ward off an
87,000-ton, 608-foot-long freighter.
When the ship hit the bridge, more than 1,000 feet of
roadway fell into Tampa Bay, including eight passenger
vehicles and a bus with 29 people inside.
One man survived when his pickup, still on the road-
bed, landed on the deck of the Summit Venture, then
bounced into the water. The driver was able to escape.
No one survived the 250-foot fall to the water.
What is known is that work crews and divers spent
Skyway demo project, reef finalized
By Rick Catlin
A Florida Department of Transportation press release
last week said demolition of a number of portions of the
Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers has been completed with
only some minor work remaining.
The DOT demolition project began in June 2011
when contractor Orion Marine Construction began
removal of 27 portions of the north fishing pier and 48
from the south pier.
Renovations were made to the rest rooms and bait
shops on both piers. The bait shops are open 24/7, the
The project was needed to remove structurally unsafe
portions of the fishing piers originally sections of the
Skyway Bridge that collapsed in a May 1980 crash due
to age and corrosion, the DOT said.
In Aug. 2008, the DOT and Florida Department of
Environmental Protection closed the east sides of the fish-
ing piers to maintain public safety. The western sides
remained open during the project and continue to be
Some of the demolished pilings were used by the
Manatee County natural resources department to create
Crews remove the
last of 48 spans
taken from the
Skyway Bridge, .
now the south. "
fishing pier, to
help with the for-
mation of two new
in Tampa Bay.
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two new fishing reefs in Tampa Bay within the county
One reef, the Three-Mile North Reef, is located
about 3 miles west of the Manatee Public Beach in water
approximately 30 feet deep.
The second reef Southeast Reef is about 3
miles north of Emerson Point in about 15 feet of water.
David Lai Hipp of Manatee County's natural resources
department said the reefs are already attracting large
numbers of baitfish, which in turn are drawing mangrove
snapper, barracuda, redfish and gag grouper to the sites.
Lai Hipp said when he dove the southeast reef sev-
eral months ago, he found a number of snook in the area,
which he said was unusual for a submerged reef.
Fishing at both reefs will only improve as the reefs
continue to grow, he said. Scuba divers also can use the
reefs, he said.
Precise coordinates for the reefs are available at
www.mymanatee.org on the natural resources department
page, Lai Hipp said. Click on "artificial reefs," then click
on "reef map" under "Manatee County Artificial Reef
A map showing the precise coordinates of all 13
Manatee County artificial reefs is available at the site.
t removed by
S, the crash
: the bow from
weeks looking for bodies in the 200-foot depths of Tampa
The bridge stayed closed for several days until offi-
cials reopened the two-lane northbound span for traffic
in both directions. It would stay that way until April 20,
1987, when the present Sunshine Skyway Bridge was
At the time it opened, the Sunshine Skyway was the
world's longest single-support span bridge. It was built
for $245 million.
The new bridge has concrete fenders called dol-
phins surrounding each of the six support pilings for
the center span.
Eventually, the old spans were torn down and both
north and south approaches on the old Skyway Bridge
were converted to fishing piers.
In November 2005, the Florida Legislature officially
named the bridge linking Manatee and Pinellas coun-
ties the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge after the
governor of Florida and U.S. senator who presided over
its design and construction.
Earlier this year, the remaining concrete pilings from
the original disaster were removed and hauled to loca-
tions in Tampa Bay and sunk to create several artificial
reefs. Two reefs are located in Manatee County waters.
Anna Maria City
May 9, 6:30 p.m., environmental enhancement and
May 10, 6 p.m., city commission work session.
May 16, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
May 24, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
May 15, 1 p.m., audit presentation/city commis-
May 16, 1 p.m., community redevelopment
May 16, 1:30 p.m., capital improvements project/
May 17, 10 a.m., city pier team CANCELED.
May 17, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
May 17, 10 a.m., code enforcement board.
May 22, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
May 22, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
May 17, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 9, 2012 5 5
In the moments follow-
ing the collapse of the
old two-lane south-
bound span of the Sun- ..
shine Skyway Bridge,
a daring rescue took ,
place at the edge of the ._.
crash. The northbound -
span was later opened
to two-way traffic fol-
lowing a safety exam.
Islander File Photo
BELOW: A view from -
the water of the gap in .-....
the southbound Skyway
span juxtaposed against
the remaining north-
bound span. Islander
Photo: Gene Page III
On May 9, 2000, Lerro told the St. Petersburg Times
in an interview marking the 20th anniversary of the acci-
dent that not a day went by when he didn't think about
what happened, the people who died, and what he should
have done, or not done.
A few months after the tragedy, Lerro was diagnosed
with multiple sclerosis. He was 29 years old. He died in
May 9, 1980.
Visit The Islander website at www.islander.org for
more stories, photos and to hear the original May 9
mayday call for help.
The new bridge opened in 19y/ with its trademark
"sunshine" cables. The old Skyway was demolished
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Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in
May, but wise moms will tell you it should be celebrated
It is, after all, a day to show your mother that she is
loved and appreciated for all the selfless work she does
for her family and others. Moms may know best.
For a little history, Mother's Day began in the early
1900s in a time when men were ruling the household,
business and government affairs. Women's rights were
not yet in the foreground, but one woman in West Vir-
ginia, Anna Jarvis, got support for her appeal for federal
support for the holiday from the president of the United
States. It was 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson
signed into law the creation of Mother's Day.
As years passed, the holiday became more popular.
It was a time of economic growth and some businesses
began to take advantage of the day, which apparently
caused some distress for Jarvis. She eventually was
arrested for protesting against the commercialization
of the holiday she helped create.
Despite her protests, the holiday grew, more holi-
days were spawned from her idea. And traditions of
treating mom to cards, flowers, breakfast in bed, or
lunch or dinner at a favorite restaurant also grew.
And, as we learned from our research, dining out
grew to be the most popular of the Mother's Day tradi-
tions. It is the busiest day of the year for many restau-
rants, so keep that in mind and make your reservation
early. Islanders aren't so much known for planning
ahead for events or making reservations, but this is one
important day. Don't leave it to chance.
So looking back to those traditions, one can imag-
ine how times and the holiday have evolved over the
years, from homemade cards to industry-made cards
and back again. Breakfast in bed now is more likely
to be a visit to mom's favorite morning coffee shop.
Lunch? Well, we (moms) might prefer to skip lunch in
lieu of a shopping trip. And dinner? Please, no cook-
ing or cleaning for mom. Dinner should be traditional,
meaning it should be at a favorite restaurant, or like
breakfast in bed, on a silver (takeout) platter with no
cleanup. Modern moms.
Don't forget those folks who are "just like mom"
and grandmothers, too. And to all the moms out there,
don't forget to show your kids how much you appreciate
them. As yet, there may not be a Kids Day.
Yes, Mother's Day should be a perfect day. And
a kind word will always suffice for the fluff and com-
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Kids can teach us
It was with interest that I read the article on Cinco
de Mayo by Rick Catlin in your paper of May 2 this past
weekend. It was about the congestion expected during
celebration of the "Mexican Independence day".
Just last week, on May 3, my 12-year-old grand-
daughter Cassidy, a sixth-grader at the Academy at the
Lakes in Land O' Lakes near Tampa, was having dinner
with us. She asked her Granny for some goodies to take
to school on Friday the Fourth when her Spanish class
was to celebrate "Cinco de Mayo" during their lunch
"Of Course, but can you tell us about "Cinco de
"Cinco de Mayo is the date when the Mexicans
defeated the French" was her answer.
We scoffed! The Mexicans never fought the French,
only the Spanish, we said. But we did not know the
She was adamant, so after dinner we consulted our
sources, and she was right. And thus followed a short
lesson in history.
The Mexicans won their freedom from Spain and
declared the Sept. 16, 1810, the date of their Indepen-
dence. In 1862, while North America was distracted
by the war between the States, Napoleon III of France
saw his opportunity to establish a colonial foothold in
South America and decided to invade Mexico. A force
of 8,000 French troops landed at Vera Cruz on the Gulf
Coast and advanced on Mexico City. They were met and
vanquished by an ill-equipped Mexican army half their
size, near the city of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The vic-
tory was short lived, but so eventually was the French
So let us not help perpetuate the very pervasive
myth that "Cinco de Mayo" is the celebration of the
Mexican Independence day. It celebrates, with great
pride, the day of an unlikely Mexican victory over an
overpowering French invasion.
Arno Lemmer, Tampa and Holmes Beach
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The Coquina Cafe concession stand at Coquina
Beach quietly opened in early April, but an opening
celebration is planned for this month.
Tanya Licata said, "Wow I haven't been past Bridge
Street in a while. I need to check this out. Thats awe-
Dottie Bishop said, "We will have to check it out.
We are coming down Mother's Day week.
Deb Whymark asked, "Do we know when this
month?" The Islander said it would be later in May ...
if we hear an exact date, will let you know.
Deb Whymark said, "Great thanks ... I'll be there
for two weeks from May 19.
Rosie A. Hanefeld said, "We're coming down in
two weeks and will visit for sure.
Vickie McGaha said, "We'll be there on May 25."
Green village gets double award
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria Historic Green Village, 503 and
505 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will celebrate double
honors at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 9.
Owners Mike and Lizzie Vann Thrasher
announced the village has received the Platinum
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
award by the United States Green Building Council.
The platinum level for LEED is the highest awarded
by the USGBC.
In addition, the village now produces more elec-
tricity annually than it consumes, making it a Net
Zero Energy location.
A press release from Zoe Keech of the village
said very few locations in the country have a NZE
The village incorporates solar panels, rainwater
cisterns, a water pump that uses ground heat and an
electrical storage device, all designed by engineer
Tom Stockebrand. The device stores electricity pro-
duced by the solar panels to allow owners of golf
carts and similar vehicles to recharge at no cost to
Stockebrand said the electricity is the excess
produced by the village solar panels.
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The Rosedale cottage at the village houses a
coffee shop. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin
In construction and remodeling of the struc-
tures at the village, the Thrashers used Iit I -,.i\ -
ing insulation that keeps the interior of buildings
cool without using excess electricity, among other
e Ir'i 'iing devices.
Lizzie Vann Thrasher credited Stockebrand, a
Holmes Beach resident, with much of the success
at the village in producing electricity and lowering
use of outside ~I 1t \ sources.
A USGBC representative will present the Plati-
num LEED plaque to the Thrashers May 9 in a pri-
vate ceremony at the village.
Engineer Tom Stockebrand, left, and Anna Maria
Historic Green Village project manager Scott Case
sit atop batteries that store electricity generated by
the solar panels at the village. Behind them is the
former Angler's Lodge which has been renamed
Thelma by the Sea, the original name of the lodge
when it was built around 1914.
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T e Islander
Headlines from the May 8, 2002,
issue of The Islander
Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota
said a rash of sea turtle deaths that marked the May 1
start of sea turtle nesting season had them puzzled. Jerris
Foote of Mote said the bodies of 12 sea turtles washed
ashore the previous week fromAnna Maria to Manasota
Key, but she and other scientists were unsure of what
killed the turtles.
USA Today newspaper published a May 3 story by
society editor Marylou Whitney that ranked the Mar Vista
restaurant on Longboat Key as one of the Top 10 places
in the country to meet a millionaire. The newspaper noted
that Whitney, was married to one of the world's richest
men. Mar Vista owner Ed Chiles said the article resulted
in an increase in reservations from women.
A pine tree with a pair of nesting herons on South
Drive in Anna Maria was saved from the chainsaw after
a resident warned a contractor clearing property about
the nest. Construction company owner Joe Ungvarsky
ordered his crew to leave the tree alone until the nest
was vacated. A spokesperson for the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission said it would take
about six months for the chicks to hatch and the birds
to leave the nest.
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"That statement should have been stricken from the
record as false information," said Perry. "Miss Fox did
not present a single photograph or documented evidence
of a sea turtle nesting site" in the project area.
"I've been on record that there's been a conflict of
interest," said P&Z board member Jo Ann Meilner, who
read into the record some of the 2008 commission meet-
ing minutes that stated Perry was working for Chiles on
a project that was a gateway to the current proposal.
Meilner has been outspoken in her belief that the city
attorney should not participate in the process due to her
previous and current affiliations with Chiles.
P&Z recommended the project be rejected as well,
Meilner said, with Perry representing ELRA at the com-
mission meeting, asking commissioners to disregard P&Z
Perry said that was factually inaccurate.
"That statement was made in front of P&Z and I have
an express agreement with Bradenton Beach where it has
waived my representation with ELRA," said Perry. "It is
a true statement when CIP was looking at this project we
had discussions about me jointly representing Mr. Chiles
and the city to lower costs."
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Perry reminded the commissioners that she has
repeatedly volunteered to withdraw from the project if
they doubted her ability to represent the best interests of
She insisted during public comment on gaining a
consensus from the commissioners for her to continue
to work on the project and she received that consensus.
"In 2008, (Perry) was speaking for this very pro-
posal," Meilner said. "You can wave a piece of paper
saying there is no conflict of interest, but your citizens
think there is."
For every argument presented by P&Z board members
and each objection to the project from citizens attending,
Perry and city staff offered a counter argument.
While it is the job of P&Z to interpret, know and,
in some instances, write the codes, Perry argued that the
state of Florida does not recognize the qualifications of
anyone other than those who have degrees related to their
field of expertise.
Perry said, for that reason, commissioners should
ignore the P&Z recommendations and side with city staff,
who she claimed were more qualified.
Referring to staff testimony at the P&Z public hear-
ing, Perry said, "P&Z completely disregarded their pro-
fessional opinion at that meeting. People who are creden-
tialed means something and can be outweighed by other
evidence. I would certainly hope this commission would
give consideration to the great weight of your experts."
Meilner reiterated her argument of eight violations
and said, "Your job is to protect our codes. If you do not,
you set a dangerous precedent."
Gatehouse moved to approve the project with stipula-
tions. Those stipulations include that the city and ELRA
will each provide a conservation easement, ELRA will not
use the city parking spots, landscaping will be enhanced,
and a covenant will be provided to prevent future devel-
opment of the site.
Perry said she would need to draft an order for the
development prevention. While both sides the city and
Chiles tentatively agreed to the stipulation, the project
would not officially be approved until both sides agreed
to the language.
Gatehouse, Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, Mayor
John Shaughnessy and Vice Mayor Ed Straight voted
for the motion. Commissioner Gay Breuler voted against
it, saying she was in favor of the project, but wanted to
eliminate all of the city parking spots with the exception
of one spot for handicap access.
"I want to thank you for your consideration through-
out this whole process, because it's been going on for
years," said Chiles. "What I'm appreciative about is
how city staff has worked with a private landowner to
do something that is a win for everybody."
The city has designated $46,000 of CRA funding for
the project. ELRA will pay more than $200,000 toward
the project, which will begin after sea turtle nesting
season in early October.
P&Z chair; one
By Mark Young
Following the May 3 Bradenton Beach city com-
mission meeting, two members of the planning and
zoning board have tendered resignations.
P&Z chair Rick Bisio was the first to resign. In
a letter to the city dated the same day as the meeting,
Bisio thanked the city for the opportunity to serve for
more than 10 years.
"Unfortunately, it is quite clear that my value to
the city has reached its end," Bisio wrote. "As a result,
I am tendering my resignation."
A second letter of resignation was submitted by
board member Bill Shearon May 4.
"With deep regret and disappointment, I am
requesting you appoint a replacement to complete my
term as a member of the planning and zoning board,"
The resignations followed a meeting where P&Z
board members were accused by Commissioner Ric
Gatehouse as presenting "tainted" findings in their
decision to reject the city's joint development agree-
ment with BeachHouse owner Ed Chiles for a dune/
parking lot project across from city hall.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GENERAL ELECTION will
be held in the City of Holmes Beach on Tuesday, November
6, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This election is being held for the purpose of electing one
(1) Mayor for a two-year term of office, and two (2) City
Commission members, each for two-year terms of office.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may be filed to have
the names of candidates placed on the ballot. The candidate
qualifying period will be from 12:00 noon on Monday, June
4, 2012 to 12:00 noon on Friday, June 8, 2012. Candidate
qualifying information may be obtained at the City Hall City
Clerk's Office, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida. All
candidates must comply with the Florida Public Disclosure
law at the time of filing.
Precinct 92 voting will be held at the Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida, and
Precinct 93 voting will be held at the St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor, Holmes Beach, Florida.
Voter registration books for the General Election will close
on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
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AM commish tackles dock, driveway problems
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria commissioners at a meeting last month
continued a public hearing on an ordinance establishing a
maximum driveway width as well as the width of a boat
dock for waterfront property owners.
Apparently, some homeowners have put crushed
shell across the width of their front yard, excluding park-
ing on the right of way. The proposed ordinance would
limit the width of a driveway at a residence to 24 feet.
Additionally, the ordinance would ensure every
waterfront homeowner could build one boat dock.
Waterfront homeowners, particularly those on a
cul-de-sac, can encounter difficulty building a boat dock
if a neighbor already has a dock, because it can easily
encroach into the water in front of the home without a
dock, building official Bob Welch said.
City attorney Jim Dye recommended the setback for
a dock be measured from the riparian line, which is 90
degrees out from the center of the property on the water.
It should allow waterfront property owners on a cul-de-
sac room to build a boat dock, he said, but he could not
give 100 percent certainty.
"But it's highly unlikely there will be a problem," he
Commissioners eventually agreed that any boat dock
built could not impede access to the water by a boat from
a neighboring lot. Dock owners must have a seawall and
may rent a slip at their dock, but only to one other boat
owner, and boats may be docked bow-in or stern-in.
Commission Chair Chuck Webb said the ordinance
provides that every waterfront property owner be allowed
a boat dock.
However, commissioners could not agree on the
allowed height of a boathouse, and continued the public
hearing to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24.
A public hearing on an ordinance establishing a
system of citations for code violations and use of a special
magistrate to hear violations was reopened to commission
discussion at the April 26 meeting.
Dye said advertisements for a special magistrate have
been placed in various publications.
Under the proposed ordinance, code enforcement
officers would first attempt to resolve the violation by
giving a warning to comply with city code, and attempt
to be reasonable with the offender.
However, if the offender fails to come into compli-
ance, a violation notice would then be issued and the
offender would have to appear before the special magis-
The fine for a first offense would be $100, while a
second offense within two years, if the violation is uncon-
tested, would be $250, Dye said.
The city also can seek costs from the offender if the
city wins the case, he added.
Dye emphasized that before any formal violation is
issued, enforcement officers must try to "resolve each
The commission also agreed not to close public park-
ing May 7on the city property across from the Anna Maria
City Pier, as previously planned. Mayor Mike Selby had
raised the issue because commissioners at their April 12
meeting had discussed keeping the lot open for parking
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at that location at their May 10 meeting.
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"I'd like for everyone to look at the list and prioritize
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Maroney sentenced to 120 days, now in Sarasota jail
By Kathy Prucnell
Jenna Maroney, 24, whose medical emergency at her
mother's home in Holmes Beach turned into a struggle
with police earlier this year, accepted a plea offer April
5 and was sentenced to 120 days in jail for drug charges
and battery to a law enforcement officer.
While in the Manatee County jail,
Maroney was served with a violation
of probation on a prior conviction from
Sarasota County and authorities trans-
ferred her April 30 to the neighboring
Maroney As part of the offer from the Manatee
County state attorney, Maroney pleaded
guilty to the Holmes Beach charges before Twelfth Judi-
cial Circuit Court Judge Janette Dunnigan in exchange for
the four-month jail sentence, a two-year driver's license
suspension and a requirement to submit biological speci-
mens for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Roadwatch, May 9-16
Installation of new sewer lines on North Shore Drive
at Cypress Avenue in Anna Maria is under way and the
project should last several months, according to the Man-
atee County Utilities Department.
Traffic on North Shore Drive should not be affected
by the work, a MCUD press release.
Daytime-only repairs due to the start of turtle nesting
season will continue to the Longboat Key Bridge/State
Road 789, a Florida Department of Transportation press
Some temporary lane closures will occur that will
last no more than 15 minutes, and a fl.-;ini operation
will control traffic during lane closures. No lane closures
are planned, the release said.
The east sidewalk of the bridge and Greer Island -
often called Beer Can Island near the bridge are closed.
The draw continues to open for boaters on demand.
Completion of the project is expected at the end of
May and no construction activity is planned for Memorial
More information on the bridge project is available
online at www.mySR789.com.
DNA data bank.
Dunnigan assessed an $870 fine, and an additional
$200 in Holmes Beach police investigative costs. The
monetary judgment was entered April 19.
Initially, Maroney had been charged with aggra-
vated battery to a law enforcement officer, carrying
a 30-year maximum sentence, but the charge was
reduced. She faced a maximum of 11 years in jail,
including the reduced charges, according to her plea
The arrest occurred during an emergency call for a
possible drug overdose in the 200 block of 71st Street. A
medical services team arrived, and police responded as
backup. Police reported she had just lost custody of her
child, and the child was staying with her mother at that
According to HBPD reports, a struggle with officers
ensued, including her spitting on one of the officers.
During the incident, police reported seeing a knife at
the top of her purse, which was then searched for weap-
ons or contraband. In their search, police found 18 small
white squares, .055 ounces, which tested positive for
cocaine, according to the report.
Since her Feb. 3 arrest and until her transfer to Sara-
sota County jail, Maroney had been in Manatee County
Maroney was transferred to answer for parole viola-
tions stemming from an April 2011 arrest and a convic-
tion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Maroney was found guilty in Sarasota County in
September 2011 on the charge, and was on probation at
the time of her Holmes Beach arrest.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
website, also pending against Maroney are robbery and
retail theft charges from Volusia County, for which $4,500
in bonds have been set.
Bradenton Beach man arrested for auto theft
By Mark Young
Bradenton police were already looking for Ronald
McMahon, 47, of 107 Third St. S., Bradenton Beach, on
a separate matter when he became a suspect in a stolen
car report April 28.
According to the arrest report, the
victim went to visit McMahon's room-
;. mate. At some point during the visit,
McMahon allegedly stole the vehicle.
The victim told police she saw
McMahon leaving the residence in her
McMahon vehicle and then noticed her keys were
missing from the kitchen table where
she had placed them.
A Bradenton police officer already was looking for
McMahon on an unrelated matter when Bradenton Beach
police responded to the stolen car report.
While en route to the scene, Bradenton Beach police
were contacted by Bradenton police, informing them the
stolen vehicle had been sighted in a known drug area, but
that McMahon had left the area.
The vehicle later located at Cortez Road West
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police that he had permission to use the vehicle, but could
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Manatee County jail on $1,000 bond.
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Island police blotter
April 19, residence not listed, lewd and lascivious
behavior. A man is under investigation for allegations that
he masturbated in front of a minor.
April 24, 500 block of Pine Avenue, criminal
mischief. An unknown suspect broke a gas cap off of
a church vehicle. When asked by the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office deputy if any gas was missing, church
staff reported they were unsure because the vehicle is not
April 27, 500 block of Bayview Place, noise ordi-
nance. A deputy was called to a residence where children
were playing basketball outside. According to the report,
the children were making excessive noise. The parent was
informed of the city's noise ordinance.
April 22, 100 block of Crescent Drive, suspicious
incident. A deputy responded to a complaint of possible
illegal entry into a residence. The complainant reported
that someone had entered the home through an unlocked
window and exited out of the back door. There was no
report of missing property.
April 30,700 N. Shore Drive, dogs. A complainant
reported that two dogs on the beach had jumped on her,
causing a 4-inch scratch to her inner right thigh. Animal
services also was called. One dog owner received a writ-
ten warning because the dog was reported to be a service
dog. The second dog owner was cited and animal services
took possession of the dog.
April 28, 400 N. Shore Drive, information. A
MSCO deputy responded to a possible hit-and-run call.
Upon arriving, the deputy found a female lying on the
ground, bleeding from the head and knees. She reported
that she had not been hit by a car, but could not recall
what happened. She admitted to the deputy she had been
at a party where she had "11 or 12 drinks." She left the
party to walk home and apparently fell down. She was
transported to the hospital.
May 1, 800 block of Jacaranda Drive, information.
A complainant contacted the sheriff's office regarding
his neighbor, who had run a stop sign. The complainant
confronted the neighbor, who allegedly yelled and cursed
at him. The complainant began writing down his neigh-
bor's license plate number, at which time the neighbor
again became upset and called the complainant into the
street. The complainant became concerned and wanted
the incident documented.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
April 29, 400 block of Second Street West, vio-
lation of a repeat violence injunction. On April 27,
a 39-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested on
misdemeanor domestic violence charges and issued a
temporary injunction to not return to his home without
police presence. The initial arrest occurred when his
girlfriend was attempting to leave him, and the man
physically grabbed the victim in front of a police offi-
cer. Two days later, the girlfriend wanted to return to
the residence to retrieve some belongings and called
police to first check for the presence of her boyfriend.
Police located him sleeping in the living room and
arrested him for violating the injunction. According to
the report, police heard the boyfriend say, "Once I'm
out, I'm going to take care of that bitch."
April 29, 100 block of 13th Street South, burglary.
A complainant reported he had left his computer and iPod
on his counter when he left the residence for dinner. Upon
his return, both items were missing. The investigation
April 29, 2400 block of Avenue B, criminal mis-
chief. A female complainant reported the rear passenger
door window of her vehicle had been broken out. Accord-
ing to the report, the doors were unlocked and nothing
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
April 30, 12118 45th Ave. W., battery. A female
complainant reported she had been involved in a verbal
ai giluntl iil itl a man and it had turned violent. According
to the report, the female alleged the male had punched
her twice in the face, and thrown her to the ground. She
reported that the argument started when she asked the
man why he had hit her sister. A female witness who
was helping the complainant up from the ground, also
was allegedly threatened by the man. According to the
report, he said, "I'll kill you, too." Deputies reported the
two women appeared to be intoxicated and there were no
physical marks indicating an altercation. The investiga-
May 2, 4600 124th Ave. W., trespass. A man,
who was fired from his employment the previous week,
returned to his former workplace intoxicated, yelling and
causing a disturbance. He was issued a trespass warning
and told not to return to the property.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
April 27, 5346 Gulf Drive, disorderly intoxica-
tion. Lori Porter, 40, of Bradenton was arrested for dis-
orderly intoxication and giving false information to a law
enforcement officer. She was at Hurricane Hank's restau-
rant and began yelling profanities at staff and customers.
She was asked to leave, but refused. Police made contact
with Porter, who initially refused to give her name, and
then gave a false name and birth date. Police eventually
secured Porter's identification, which revealed she had
lied, according to the report. She was taken to the Mana-
tee County jail and detained on $240 bond.
April 24, 8300 block of Marina Drive, suspicious
incident. Police responded to a call of two teens in a golf
cart, carrying what appeared to be a rifle. Upon making
contact with the teens, police found an unloaded pellet
gun. The owner of the gun said he was transporting it to
a friend and that his parents were aware he had it. Police
secured the gun and told the teen it was not a smart way
to transport a gun. Police contacted the parents, who said
their son was only supposed to have it while visiting the
country. The pellet gun was returned to the parents.
April 25, 4000 Gulf Drive, petit theft. A beachgoer
at Manatee Public Beach went to the rest room, where
he took off four titanium rings at the sink. The man left
without his rings and upon returning a few minutes later,
discovered they were gone.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
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Book sa e, brunch
to support center
Everyone is welcome to attend the Two-Bits, Four-
Bits Book Sale and Potluck Brunch 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday,
May 11, at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd
St. N., Bradenton Beach.
There will be new and gently used best sellers, signed
editions, books, tapes, cards, music, movies and more for
sale, and all, say organizers, for super low prices.
Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share or to just
stop by, shop and socialize with your neighbors. Free
coffee will be offered throughout the day.
Proceeds will support activities and projects for
Senior Adventures and Silver Center.
To donate or more information, call Pat Gentry at
Dems lunch to lunch,
feature tax talk
Fair taxation in Florida will be on the lunch menu
at the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meeting at
noon Monday, May 21, at the BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The speaker will be Karen Woodall, executive
director and co-founder of Florida Center for Economic
For the past 30 years, Woodall has worked to support
and develop programs to improve conditions of working
families, children, seniors, people with disabilities, migrant
and seasonal farm workers, immigrants and other vulner-
able populations. She advocates for a fair system of state
taxes and against tax breaks for narrow corporate gains.
Woodall also coordinates the Coalition for Fair and
Comprehensive Tax Reform in Florida, and is president
and co-founder of the Tallahassee-based People's Advo-
cacy Center for Training.
The lunch is $12 for members and $15 for guests.
Reservations are not required.
For more information, call Harry Kamberis at 941-
offered to seniors
If you'd like to connect over the Internet with some-
one special but techno-knowledge is getting in the way,
the Anna Maria Community Center may have the answer
A Computer for Seniors course will be offered 10-11
a.m. Thursday, beginning June 7, at Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Two instructors will provide individualized instruc-
tion for seniors. Topics to be covered include basic com-
puting skills; navigating through Windows using a mouse;
typing and printing letters from a computer; sending and
receiving e-mails; using YouTube to view videos; and
Classes will be held in three-week sessions. There is
a five-person class minimum to start up a session.
The fee is $45 for members and $50 for non-mem-
To register or more information, call Sandee Pruett
at 941-778-1908, ext. 0.
June party to benefit bay
Scallopalooza Repay the Bay a Sarasota Bay
Watch fundraiser that sold out in 2011 promises a
unique environmental event 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at
Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota,
to support scallop restoration.
Scallapalooza will include cocktails, dinner, an auc-
tion, entertainment and presentations.
Tickets are $75 per person. A table of 10 is available
To save a dwindling scallop population, experts are
recommending a multi-year program of raising scallops
in shellfish hatcheries, and releasing larvae to local sea
grass beds to grow to adulthood and self-perpetuate.
Sarasota Bay Watch is a nonprofit organization formed
to protect and restore the bay's ecosystem through com-
munity education and citizen participation.
Proceeds from the event will support the effort.
For tickets or more information, call 941-953-5333
or go online at www.Sarasotabaywatch.org.
Tim "Hammer" Thompson gives blood at a prior drive.
Privateers help sponsor
The Anna Maria Island Privateers hope to help their
fellow mateys with a blood drive 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Satur-
day, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
For each pint of blood donated in the name of the
Privateers, an anonymous family foundation will donate
$100 to the nonprofit's scholarship award program. The
foundation's mission is to help fill blood banks and help
local charities at the same time.
Snacks and beverages are provided.
Even if unable or unqualified to give blood, cash
donations will be accepted as part of the Privateers' fund-
Walk-ins are welcome during the weekend blood
drive. Or, interested donors may schedule an appoint-
ment before the event online at www.fbsdonor.org.
For more information, call Ron "Candyman" Fisher
Roser Thrift shop to
celebrate 15 years
The Roser Guild Thrift Store of the Roser Com-
munity Memorial Church will commemorate its 15th
anniversary 10:30 a.m.-lp.m. Thursday, May 10, with a
reception at the store, across from the chapel at 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
The public is invited to stop by for light refresh-
ments, and visit the store to shop.
Used items such as shirts, hats, tableware, small
appliances, comforters, jewelry, magazines, books and
more will be priced to sell. All sales benefit the Roser
Women's Guild community programs, scholarships and
Regular thrift store hours are 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues-
days and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. While
closed to shoppers Wednesdays, the store is open 9 a.m.-
noon to accept donations of clothing and other items in
The store is an all-volunteer operation managed and
staffed by members of the guild.
For more information, call James Morche at 248-
Sun Coast group hosts
cooking for kids, cookoff
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is inviting
everyone to a culinary extravaganza with local restau-
rants and guest chefs competing for the title of master
The group, which seeks to assist at-risk youths build
strong and enduring one-on-one relationships to change
their lives for the better, will host Cooking for Kids/
Summer Nights 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Attendees will enjoy delicious samplings created by
guest chefs, and celebrity judges will vote on the top
Tickets are $50 per person, or $350 for a table of
Proceeds from the event will benefit the one-to-one
mentoring programs of the Big Brothers Big Sisters in
For more information, call Kelly Thormahlen at 941-
488-4009, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go online
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If you haven't heard about the
3RD THURSDAY PARTY IN THE PLAZA
stop in and get the scoop!
"Fools" by Neil Simon will
open at the Island Players at
i 8p.m. Thursday, May 10, and
,. run through Sunday, May 20,
r- including the cast of villagers,
1 Bruce Witton, left, Mary Jo
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Kim Moroz Albers, James
Thaggard, Robin Rhodes,
Herb Stump, and Anna Trinci,
all struck by a 200-year curse
of stupidity. Richard Rob-
ertson, below, is Leon, the
teacher. Performances are at
8 p.m. Tuesday through Sat-
urdays and at 2 p.m. Sunday
at the playhouse, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. For infor-
mation, call the box office
at 941-778-5755. Islander
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Association of Letter Carriers food drive.
It's time to scour your shelves or make a trip to the
market for non-perishable food to give to a good cause.
Mail carriers nationwide will be picking up food
donations on their routes Saturday, May 12, as part of
Stamp Out Hunger, the 20th annual food drive of the
National Association of Letter Carriers.
To participate, non-perishable food items in sturdy
bags should be left near your mailbox before the carrier's
usual delivery time. Or, according to Bradenton Beach
carrier Brian Andrews, you can bring canned goods and
other food to the Bradenton Beach Post Office lobby, 116
Lacking home delivery, the Anna Maria and Cortez
postal offices, 101 S. Bay Blvd. and 12112 44thAve. W.
respectively, expect an influx of food at their locations.
According to the association, the U.S. Postal Office
and volunteers assist in the effort. Andrews said the
local drive donates to Manatee County Meals on Wheels
"Sixteen percent of all Americans are at risk of hunger
- uncertain where their next meal may be coming from,"
said NALC president Fredric Rolando.
Last year, letter carriers collected 70.2 million
pounds of food, raising the total amount of donations
over the history of the drive to more than 1.1 billion
pounds, according to Rolando.
For more information, call Andrews at 941-807-
October water fest seeks sponsors, vendors
Organizers of a new festival are calling out to those
sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who may be inter-
ested in supporting Sarasota Bay preservation efforts and
Sarasota Bay Water Festival, sponsored by the Sara-
sota Bay Estuary Program, will be held Saturday, Oct. 6,
at Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway,
near Mote Marine Laboratory.
Intending to appeal to all ages, the free event will
showcase businesses and organizations focused on bay
recreation, science, education, photography and art. It
also will feature live music, local food vendors, photog-
raphy and art contests, and more.
SBEP is one of 28 national estuary programs in
the United States. Randy Moore and Bryan Moore of
Triple3Marketing are festival coordinators, and Sherri
Swanson of HDR Engineering also is assisting in the
"The Sarasota Bay Water Festival will expand aware-
ness about local recreation opportunities, ongoing resto-
ration efforts, and the ways we can all help restore and
protect Sarasota Bay," said Randy Moore.
"Ken Thompson Park is the ideal venue for a
water festival with some of the most scenic views of
the bay," said Bryan Moore. "It's also close to hun-
dreds of businesses that benefit from the popularity of
Sarasota Bay with residents and tourists."
For more information, call the SBEP at 941-955-
8085, e-mail email@example.com or go online
Key cleanup to come
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 event will help maintain the $1 million res-
toration-wetlands project completed four years ago.
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 catamaran. He will be on
hand to transport volunteers to the cleanup.
Lunch will be provided to volunteers courtesy of
the Mar Vista.
Registration is available online at www.saraso-
For more information, call Adler at 941-953-
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E&veiylt presents itself fori special momo
By Kathy Prucnell
I )\ lungi presents itself," says Amy Talucci. And
it's certainly true for this special mom.
Amy looks back on the life presented to her, and how
it has led to "a very happy place."
She says, husband Nate describes life with their
family of children, Jacob, 13, Evan, 6, and Natalie, 4, as
"chaos in a box."
A Manatee County resident most of her life, Amy
attended Palma Sola Elementary, King Middle and Mana-
tee High schools. She went to Daytona Community Col-
lege and then Flagler College in St. Augustine.
She met Nate while on a college trip and they imme-
diately fell in love. Amy was then 21, and Nate was 23.
Amy even wrote her parents a postcard at the time telling
them she'd just met their future son-in-law.
Her love quickly led her to the first child in her life,
In the very same week she met Nate, his brother,
Adam, died in an accident while serving as a merchant
marine off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean, leav-
ing a wife and young Jacob. Shortly thereafter, Jacob's
mother suffered severe injuries in a car crash.
Meanwhile, Nate's and Amy's friendship grew.
After college, they moved together to Holmes Beach,
married, and offered to help raise Jacob. He then became
part of their family in Holmes Beach before starting first-
grade at Anna Maria Elementary School.
Amy says he's an avid reader, loves skateboarding
and hopes to be an engineer. "He's an excellent kid," she
And lately, he's been on the fast track.
In July 2011, Jacob, a "super, super smart" kid, trav-
eled to Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy on a "People
to People" student ambassador program first started in the
1950s by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
His sixth-grade math teacher nominated him for a
spot on the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in
Washington, D.C., a five-day program for future leaders,
which he attended the summer of 2011. Jacob has kept in
Amy Talucci, left, and her mother, Jo Ann Meilner,
struggle a little and laugh a lot as they hold Amy's
squirming 4-year-old, Natalie, in the play area of Anna
Maria Island Community Center during brother Evan's
tee-ball game. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
touch with program "alumni" in cyberspace and is look-
ing forward to attending a July reunion in Boston, and the
January presidential oath of office in Washington D.C.
Amy also talks up her other children, both younger
than Jacob. "Evan could be a comedian. He's got this big
smile and dimples."
He was jumping, clapping and, yes, smiling, on third
base April 25 at the Anna Maria Community Center. Evan
likes T-ball, soccer and flag football, she says.
"Natalie loves to dance like Cindy at Island Yoga
Space," adds Amy. "She's artistic, loves to write and
Amy, too, loves art. Though she claims no formal
training, her talent was on display as decorations chair
for the April 28 Anna Maria Elementary School's Parent
Teacher Organization Spring Fling fundraiser.
While immersed in family day-to-day activities,
when it comes to parenting, Amy credits Nate and her
\Iy mom is definitely an inspiration. She was the
PTO president at Palma Sola. My father, too, was very
involved. It's something I remember, and that's why it's
important to me to give to my kids," she said.
She reminisces about the vacations on the east coast
they took as a family.
Her mom, Jo Ann Meilner, took her woodworking and
craft talents to exhibitions and craft shows, and the family
went along, touring the eastern seaboard, she says.
\ 1y parents didn't fight," Amy says of her child-
hood, and "family is a big thing" for us, as is our family
business, she adds.
Her grandfather started Don Meilner & Son Con-
struction, Bradenton Beach. Her father was the "son" in
the business and now Nate works with the company. And
her 96-year-old grandfather is "like that guy in the movie,
Benjamin Button. He keeps getting younger," she says
with a smile.
Amy, too, is a local business person. She owns and
manages Spinnakers, three rental cottages in Holmes
Beach. She previously owned Restless Natives, Holmes
Beach, and Back Alley, Bradenton Beach. She credits her
mom and the stores with developing her knack for arts,
crafts and design.
As she reflects back, along with family, she says
Island connections have helped build her life, and sup-
ported her social conscience exemplified by this
year's 1960s earth-loving recycling theme for the Spring
In addition to work on the spring fundraiser, Amy
has volunteered at the school for the past five years, and
May 22 she'll be sworn in as the school's Parent Teacher
Organization 2012-13 vice president.
Mentioning this, Amy stops to consider her always-
busy schedule. A calendar check confirms her suspicion,
a conflict with the kindergarten play and an orchestra
Amy shakes her head, chuckles and says, "Thank
God for video cameras."
At the end of the day, though, she's easygoing.
"Nate and I are laid back. It's something to show your
kids. Marry your best friend. It's a very happy place," she
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smooth jazz trumpet skills, play-
ingforfestivalgoers at the May 5
Food and Wine on Pine event.
Ruby C. Williams of Bealsville, Fla., an outsider artist who has work
is in the African-American Smithsonian Institution and collections and
galleries across the United States, showcases her work at Arts for the
Earth during the May 5 Food and Wine on Pine event in Anna Maria.
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Wednesday, May 9
10 a.m. Hearing Health seminar, SeniorAdventures, Annie
Silver Community Center, 102 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of Island Players Kentucky
Derby luncheon, Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.
Thursday, May 10
10:30 a.m.-I p.m. 15th Anniversary Roser Guild Thrift
Store, reception, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 248-380-
Thursday, May 10-Sunday, May 20
*Tuesday-Saturday 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday "Fools," Island
Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information:
Friday, May 11
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Two-Bits, Four-Bits Book Sale and Potluck
Brunch, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.
Saturday, May 12
National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger
food drive at your mailbox and Bradenton Beach Post Office lobby,
116 Bridge St. Information: 941-807-5669.
8 a.m. Sister Keys Cleanup, Mar Vista Dockside Res-
taurant & Pub, Longboat Key, shuttle by Kathleen D. Information:
Noon-midnight. Manatee Children's Services Band Slam,
Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 800515th St.
E., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-504-5208.
Noon-6 p.m. Benefit for Scooter Tillison, Drift In parking
lot, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Tuesday, May 15
6:30-8 p.m. -Anna Maria Elementary School, mother-son
luau, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
941-708-5525, ext. 2000.
Thursday, May 10
8-9:30 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Small
Business Seminar, Holiday Inn Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin Drive,
Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-2466.
Saturday May 19 Sunday, May 20
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday-Longboat
Key Challenge, a Regatta-Island Style, Bayfront Park and Recre-
ation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies.
AN INTERDENOMINATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH
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PO Box 243, Bradenton Beach, 34217
300 CHURCH AVE. BRADENTON BEACH
2 BLOCKS NORTH OF BRIDGE ST. CLOCK TOWER
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.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge games at Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
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, Rod & Reel Pier,
875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post No. 8199 meets
at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street
Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
May 26, Anna Maria Island Privateers 58th annual Snooks
Adams Kids Day, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
May 26, Bradenton/Sarasota Deep Sky Observers, Sidewalk
Astronomy, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Save the Date:
June 2-3, Anna Maria Island Privateers blood drive, St. Ber-
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Pastor Rosemary W. Backer
Saturday 5 pm Song Service
Sunday 9:30 am Traditional Worship
Sunday Church School
S Fellowship follows Sunday Service
778-1813 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach www.gloriadeilutheran.org
Things to remember during
sea turtle nesting season
It is against the law to disturb sea turtles, hatch-
lings or their nests. Sea turtles are protected by both
the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Florida
Marine Protection Act.
If you see an injured or dead sea turtle, report
the incident to an Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
volunteer or staff, or call the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission at 888-404-FWCC.
Avoid going to the beach at night during sea
turtle nesting season. If you do, avoid using flash-
lights and never use flash photography.
If you see a mother turtle coming onshore,
give her complete right-of-way. Steer clear of her
and remain as far away as possible.
Residents near the beach are reminded to keep
outside lights off and shield interior lights by closing
drapes and blinds.
Respect nesting marked nests and do not disturb
nesting areas. While cleaning up after your beach visit
is important, it is especially so during nesting season.
Pick up your litter and dispose of it properly.
If you see anyone disturbing a nest or harassing
a turtle, contact the FWC immediately.
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
June 9, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Cook-
ing for Kids/Summer Nights, Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-488-
June 9, Scallopalooza, Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ring-
ling Blvd., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-953-5333.
Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description
and a contact via e-mail and phone.
Veteran name correction
The Greatest Generation story in the May 2 edi-
tion of The Islander about Island resident Jack Mitchell
neglected to note his legal name as John.
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Sunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship
9 AM Adult Sunday School
10 AM Children and Youth Church School
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Sermon "Blessings from Home"
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18 0 MAY 9, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Builder offers option to save homes
By Rick Catlin
At a time when Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn
and city residents are concerned with preserving cottage
homes, developer/resident Shawn Kaleta has come up
with an idea that might save many of those homes from
being torn down.
Kaleta of Beach to Bay Construction LLC, said his
clients, Jim and Patti Hug of 223 Willow Ave., have asked
him to tear down their one-story home because, accord-
ing to the city code, they can't remove their roof to add
ceiling height and update all the mechanicals.
"The Hugs prefer to keep the home on the ground
and I thought of one last option," Kaleta wrote the city,
before demolition of the house.
Although the house has a flat roof and is "function-
ally obsolete" by current building standards and Federal
Emergency Management Agency flood-plain regulations,
according to Kaleta, he noted the city's minimum lot
elevation is 13 feet above the flood plain, while FEMA
requires only a 9-foot elevation.
The Hugs property is 8.2 feet above sea level, and
it wouldn't be difficult to raise it another .8 of a foot, or
about 9.6 inches.
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minimum FEMA standards, we could actually build
essentially a ground-level home" for the Hugs, he said.
"This is a pivotal time and great opportunity to create
a city plan to determine the future redevelopment of Anna
Maria," Kaleta stated in his letter.
He wrote that he hopes the commission will consider
this "as an option" to prevent further one-story homes
from being torn down.
Commissioner SueLynn has said action is needed
immediately to save the city's older homes.
Once a cottage home is torn down, she said, FEMA
requires building an elevated home.
But the cottage homes are the character and flavor
of Anna Maria's residential community, she said.
"We are in serious danger of losing our residential
identity without action by the commission," she said.
"We have to do something and soon."
The mayor could not be reached for comment, but
Kaleta said Selby told him he would bring his letter to the
attention of commissioners at their May 10 meeting.
SueLynn has previously raised the issue with com-
missioners and will do so again.
Kaleta, a Willow Avenue resident, resides in the
beachfront old-style home formerly owned by Ed and
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By Mark Young
April showers might bring May flowers, but rain can
certainly dampen a festival.
Such was the case for the April 21-22 Florida Insti-
tute for Saltwater Heritage Small Craft Festival in Cortez
when severe weather moved in ahead of a cold front,
causing some of the festival's popular activities to be
The boat races, in particular, are a draw for the fes-
tival, but strong winds and choppy waters forced racers
to dry land. Meanwhile the music played on.
According to Florida Maritime Museum director
Karen Riley-Love, the monthly Music on the Porch
series, coinciding with the festival, was able to remind
people what Cortezians did when bad weather rolled into
"Cortez has a rich history of music and art," said
Riley-Love. "When the fishermen could not fish due to
seasons or weather, they would practice their musical
Riley said the practice resulted in Cortez having
some "brilliant musicians."
The Music on the Porch series at the museum, 4415
119th Street West, is a tribute to that Cortez tradition,
she said. "We are trying to capture that spirit with our
Music on the Porch, sponsored by The Islander, will
begin anew in November and then monthly on the third
Saturday, featuring live music and craft and produce
vendors. Riley-Love said she hopes the series will be
enhanced, as the museum looks to partner with Friends
of Florida Folk for the next season.
Soupy Davis, a retired Cortez fisher headlines the
series, and while heavy rains did limit this month's per-
formances, Riley-Love said the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. music
session did well with attendance.
"And it achieves our goal of introducing the museum
to new visitors," she said. "We had many new displays
inside the museum, and kids' activities and music outside.
We want this to be a family-friendly event."
While the weather canceled the small craft races,
organizers were able to take advantage of brief periods
of sun for other events, including the boat-judging con-
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THE ISLANDER U MAY 9, 2012 19
BB P&Z, commission hash out shortcomings
By Mark Young
"What we have here is a failure to communicate,"
is a line made famous from the 1967 movie "Cool Hand
Luke," starring Paul Newman, but it also suits the ongo-
ing issues between the Bradenton Beach city commission
and planning and zoning board.
At a May 1 joint meeting between city commis-
sioners and P&Z board members to discuss revisions to
the land-development code, those issues surfaced with
pledges from both sides to work closer together to ensure
the citizens of Bradenton Beach are fairly represented in
During the LDC discussion, P&Z chair Rick Bisio
questioned the board's purpose when commissioners
repeatedly approve projects that were recommended for
denial by P&Z.
"I don't believe planning and zoning is actually
giving a recommendation," said Bisio. "(A project) comes
before us and we do a lot of work on it, and disapprove
it. Then it comes back to staff and it's repackaged before
it's given to the city."
It was suggested that some cities use a percentage
gauge, meaning if a project is changed by a certain per-
centage then it should automatically return to P&Z for
further review before it reaches the city commission.
"I respectfully disagree," said Bisio. "They might
make a 5 percent change, but that 5 percent might be a
Bisio said something must be done because, "It con-
sistently looks like P&Z recommendations are not being
followed by the city. It's not good for morale and it looks
like all the work (we) did was for naught."
The discussion was sparked by a LDC revision rec-
ommendation from Tom McCollum of ZNS Engineering,
a consultant for the city, who presented a chart flow of
responsibilities outlining each board's responsibility in
McCollum said a different way to approach the issue
would be to allow the applicant to table the request and
bring it back after P&Z concerns have been addressed.
Bisio didn't necessarily disagree with the proposal,
but said most applicants don't care what the P&Z recom-
mends because they know how to slip it by the commis-
"They say, 'Please, deny me,"' said Bisio. "Then
they change it completely and get it passed (through the
commission). It's not healthy the way it works now."
Mayor John Shaughnessy and Commissioners Gay
Brueler and Ric Gatehouse attended the May 1 meeting and
expressed interest in resolving the communication issues.
"Are we being fair?" asked Breuler. "Are we being
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Bisio said there are a lot of issues, but ignoring P&Z
recommendations "is the bi.'. ,I thing brought up. It's a
constant issue ... over the past three or four years."
P&Z board member Bill Shearon suggested the city
empower P&Z as a quasi-judicial entity again, "with the
appeal process being the commission."
P&Z members also cited cases where commissioners
were not provided information discovered by P&Z, and
why a request was denied.
Gatehouse concurred that the commission approves
or disapproves without all of the information available
"When P&Z makes a denial or approval with stipu-
lations, a lot of times we don't get that information," he
said. "We should be furnished with that decision and why
the decision was made."
Some members of the P&Z assumed the information
Residents plan to
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach resident Barbara Parkman loves her
animals, and loves socializing with the 30 to 50 people
who regularly use Birdie Tebbetts Field to exercise their
She lives near the field on 62nd Street, and wants to
see the new dog run flourish.
The new dog exercise area was created on the outer
perimeter of the ballpark in April after Holmes Beach
commissioners opted to spend approximately $8,300 to
add a fence. The effort was spearheaded by Commission
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was reaching the commissioners and expressed surprise
that it had not been reviewed.
Bradenton Beach building official Steve Gilbert said
what the commissioners most often receive is a memo
and a basic staff assessment of what happened at the P&Z
"But, in most cases, you don't get the context of it,"
Gilbert told the commissioners.
SIuP.'.'. io, were for the P&Z to try and have its
minutes completed sooner, flag important items in its
recommendation by using different color paper, and for
members of the commission and P&Z to be more proac-
tive in attending one another's meetings.
"This is why I'm glad we had this joint meeting,"
said city attorney Ricinda Perry. "The problem we've
been having is not hearing the problem. We do value
(P&Z). I know the commission values you. We are sorry
you have felt slighted."
improve dog park
and dog owners sharing the field with baseball players.
Some of the funding may come out of the city's
budget for public works. There also may be private dona-
tions to provide park improvements, including signs and
At the April 24 city commission meeting, Bob Long-
worth of 64th Street offered $100 for a sign stating rules
for use of the dog run. He and his wife also are donating
a bench, he said.
Holmes Beach resident Mike Schenk will be donat-
ing a bench and heading up an informal group of con-
cerned residents that now numbers about 43, according
PLEASE SEE DOG PARK, PAGE 21
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HB readies for rental recommendation review
By Kathy Prucnell
It's been the hot-button agenda item at Holmes Beach
City Commission meetings since late last year "con-
tinued discussion of short-term rentals." And it's bringing
approximately 40-50 people to city meetings every two
While the issue is again set to be discussed at the
city's work session Tuesday, May 8, a different focus is
"I'm going to limit public comment," Commission
Chair David Zaccagnino said, "because we're down to
It's time for commissioners "to speak to one another"
and "make some decisions" toward new laws, he said.
Commissioners will be discussing city attorney Patri-
cia Petruff's recommendations as outlined in an April 30
memo, he said.
In January, commissioners were appointed to lead
focus groups following a deluge of complaints in Novem-
ber and December relating to duplex construction and
In April, commissioners concluded their focus
group meetings on building codes, rental practices, code
enforcement, zoning and permitting and licensing. By
April 24, all commissioners had reported their group's
recommendations to the commission.
This unit at 108 46th St., Holmes Beach, has a permit
box at the property line, allowing viewing of the per-
mits and inspections without trespassing on the prop-
erty, which is one of the new practices recommended by
a city focus group. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell
Petruff's memo addresses focus group recommenda-
tions, indicating some are not recommended, including
increasing minimum lot size in residential district and
limiting the number of outstanding building permits a
builder can be issued.
Petruff also stressed "any change to short-term
rental regulations could void all existing regulations
due to preemption," referring to a state law passed in
Her memo also points out issues that require com-
mission direction, including a u'iio.liin for rear-yard
waste pickup for all rentals; creating setbacks for pools;
and restricting floor-area ratio maximums.
Petruff gave a thumbs up to some recommendations
from focus groups, including:
Better monitoring of completion time for construc-
Require demolition or performance bonds for build-
List building permits weekly on city website.
Amend the city's land-development code to require
a distance between buildings though "building" defini-
tion also may need to be changed.
Ticketing and costs for code violations with a
change in definition of "violator," clear policy direction
to mayor, code enforcement and police.
Best practices coordination with rental agents.
Raising business tax fees to maximum limit.
Coordinate with tax collector in tax sweeps.
Creation of advisory panel on rogue rentals.
Update and coordinate business tax file with other
Island municipalities and the police department.
The work session will follow the city commission
meeting, which will include the first reading of a pro-
posed "administration of oath ordinance" at 7 p.m. at city
hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Bridge Street pier engineering study to begin soon
By Mark Young
The proposal to reconstruct the Historic Bridge
Street Pier with new pilings and decking took another
step forward May 3, during the city pier team meeting at
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
The pier team approved a submitted scope of work
to conduct an engineering study on the pier, and to seek
commission approval to begin the study.
Sego & Sego Structural Engineering, upon request
from the city, completed its scope of work detail, which
was presented to the pier team.
The study will include site inspection, structural
design and drawings, and Sego & Sego proposes to pre-
pare bid documents and monitor eventual construction
for a cost of $14,000.
Commissioner Gay Breuler attended the meeting and
asked if the price tag was reasonable.
Building official Steve Gilbert said it was reason-
able. "We were expecting it to cost somewhere between
$10,000 and $15,000."
Bradenton Beach Police Chief and pier team facilita-
tor Sam Speciale said once the proposal to conduct the
study was approved, "then what we'll do is start getting
into the nitty-gritty of the scope of work."
There are 151 pilings that will be replaced, as well
as the pier decking.
Gilbert said the engineering study would provide a
detailed scope of work and costs.
"Then the bids can go out," he said.
The city pier team had temporarily suspended
monthly meetings focused on maintenance issues to con-
centrate on reconstruction goals, but a continued issue
with the floating dock next to the pier recently became a
At the pier team's previous meeting, public works
director Tom Woodard discussed an ongoing maintenance
Woodard said it had been an ongoing problem and
now has reached the point of becoming a safety hazard
because the bolts are sheared, causing a possible separa-
tion of dock panels.
"Sections of the floating dock are separated and
repairs to the steel plates have pulled away," said Woo-
dard. "We got in to try and secure it, but it was pointless.
They are too far gone."
Woodard said the storm two weeks ago was the "final
straw" in trying to fix a deteriorating situation. The solu-
tion for now, said Woodard, was shutting down half the
dock until a final solution can be determined.
Woodard is still waiting on a meeting with the dock
manufacturer, Gator Dock.
"We want to know, how do we fix this long term?"
he said. "We'll get their ideas, but we have some ideas,
so if we don't hear from them by next week, we need to
Special told the pier team there are some options.
"One is to repair the whole dock," he said. "The
other option is, if there are parts of the end of the dock
that can't be repaired, what we may do is shorten it."
Brueler asked if having the floating dock was neces-
sary, and Speciale said people use it.
"And for the amount of money we put into it, I don't
think it would be a good thing to take the whole thing
out," said Speciale.
Funding is available in the pier team's budget, said
Special, depending on what the solution might be.
"(Woodard) will get his information about options
and we'll bring it to the commission for final approval,"
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By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
529 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 5,000 sfla / 7,500 sfur
-I4~d 3.I I.li 4,.11 canalfront pool home built in 2012 on
a 90x107 lot was sold 04/18/12, KPI Holdings LLC to
Leggio for $1,350,000; list $1,895,000.
104 79th St. Holmes Beach, a 1,260 sfla / 1,680 sfur
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1965 on a 64x80 lot was
sold 04/20/12, Simmons to Gale for $750,000.
3009 Ave. E, Holmes Beach, a 1,512 sfla / 1,568
sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 50x105 lot was
sold 04/16/12, Lynward LLC to Toehold Capital LLC for
103 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,028 sfla / 3,056 sfur
4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1969 on a 53x154 lot was
sold 04/19/12, Sunset Beach Inc. to Lizzie Lu's Island
Retreat LLC for $600,000.
806 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 1,285 sfla / 1,838
sfur 3bed/22bath pool home built in 1951 on a 50x90 lot
was sold 04/18/12, Holwerda to Arrendale for $580,000;
415 Clark Drive, Unit A, Isla Vista, a 2,400 sfla
3,600 sfur 3bed/22bath/4car land condo built in 2008
was sold 04/16/12, Siam Garden Resort Group LLC to
Windon for $575,000.
302 65th St., Unit A, Coastal Villas, Holmes Beach,
a 2,350 sfla / 3,110 sfur 3bed/2bath land condo built in
2008 was sold 04/19/12, Leggio to Toehold Capital LLC
607 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,095 sfla
2,939 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built
in 1974 on a 90x105 lot was sold 04/16/12, Lacombe to
Groves for $540,000; list $555,000.
107 77th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,840 sfla / 2,872 sfur
4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1969 on a 75x139 lot was
sold 04/19/12, Sunset Beach Inc. to Lizzie Lu's Island
Retreat LLC for $500,000.
207 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,820 sfla / 3,140 sfur
4bed/4bath duplex built in 1966 on a 90x102 lot was sold
04/16/12, Darsch to 207 70th LLC for $470,000.
7616 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,212 sfla / 2,740
sfur 4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1971 on a 90x102
lot was sold 04/19/12, Sunset Beach Inc. to Lizzie Lu's
Island Retreat LLC for $450,000.
7612 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,742 sfla / 2,541
sfur 4bed/2bath/2car duplex built in 1968 on a 76x101
lot was sold 04/19/12, Sunset Beach Inc. to Lizzie Lu's
Island Retreat LLC for $425,000.
7508 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,742 sfla / 2,397
sfur 4bed/2bath/2car duplex built in 1968 on a 76x100
lot was sold 04/19/12, Sunset Beach Inc. to Lizzie Lu's
Island Retreat LLC for $425,000.
7504 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,793 sfla 2,368
sfur 4bed/2bath/2car duplex built in 1968 on a 76x101
lot was sold 04/19/12, Sunset Beach Inc. to Lizzie Lu's
Island Retreat LLC for $425,000.
108 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,923 sfla / 2,217
sfur 4I Ix.I 3 Ii li lcar duplex with pool built in 1967 on a
76x104 lot was sold 04/19/12, Sunset Beach Inc. to Lizzie
Lu's Island Retreat LLC for $425,000.
1407 Gulf Drive S., Unit 206, Coquina Moorings,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,225 sfla / 1,503 sfur 3bed/2bath
condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 04/13/12,
Tallman to Meyer for $405,000; list $429,000.
4110 SixthAve., Unit 1, SixthAvenue Condominium,
Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla / 2,207 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 2001 was sold 04/16/12, Global
Financial Equities Inc. to Villa Tuscany Rental LLC for
769 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 1,064 sfla / 1,498
sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1975 on a 50x100 lot was
sold 04/16/12, Eubanks to Coolidge for $375,000; list
303 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,574 sfla / 1,770
sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1968 on a 82x100 lot was
sold 04/16/12, Spicer to 303 68th LLC for $350,000; list
308 PalmAve., Anna Maria, a 1,662 sfla / 1,952 sfur
3bed/2bath home built in 1976 on a 72x116 lot was sold
04/20/12, Moore-Stern to Anna Maria Coastal Homes
LLC for $349,900.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 54, North Beach Village,
Holmes Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 2,105 sfur 3bed/2bath/ car
condo with shared pool built in 1992 was sold 04/20/12,
Schutt to Nevin for $349,900.
242 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 832 sfla 2bed/ bath
home built in 1971 on a 75x101 lot was sold 04/12/12,
Dardas to Sullivan for $320,000; list $360,000.
2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit S31, Sandpiper Resort
Co-Op, Bradenton Beach, a 1,200 sfla / 1,680 sfur
2bed/2bath mobile home with share built in 2000 was
sold 04/16/12, Graziano to Jones for $218,400.
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Parkman said she will contribute $100 to an effort
to bring shade to the dog run, and she's looking to both
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and Zaccagnino to help make
L ngi\\ o nil, Parkman, Schenk and several others met
April 25 at Parkman's residence to detail a list of dog park
Shade was number one on the list of ,u'I'.i liins
Among the various ideas to add shade, the group
discussed hanging a mural on three or four sections of
fence and planting trees.
According to Parkman, if the group provides a pet
water fountain, the city may provide installation.
A pavilion and a double gate to help prevent dogs
from escaping also were discussed.
"It's all in the infancy stage," Zaccagnino said. "But
the city does recognize they need shade and water."
Since the informal meeting, another idea to add shade
-moving the outer fence to incorporate existing trees
near Flotilla Drive within the dog run has been men-
tioned by Zaccagnino "several times," Parkman said.
Zaccagnino said the city doesn't have money in this
year's budget or next for such improvements, but certain
city funds that are within the mayor's discretion may be
"The dog group understands they have to be patient,"
"I have no knowledge of any of this discussion,"
said Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. "I have my own ideas,"
but he declined to discuss them.
He noted that any city funds spent on the park "would
be coming out of public works."
"The city would be happy to accept a bench and sign"
as offered by Longworth at the April 24 commission,
Bohnenberger said. He added he understood L>\ ,i ill
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May 11, fifth-grade field trip to Busch Gardens.
May 12, Parent-Teacher Organization golf tourna-
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6:30 p.m. May 15, Mother-Son Luau at the Sandbar
May 18, Sunshine Math Ice Cream Party sponsored
by Tyler's Ice Cream at AME.
May 21, Battle of the Books qualification test in
the media center.
May 22, PTO dinner at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria and
kindergarten play at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
May 23 Birthday Book Club party.
May 24, Hall of Presidents third-grade presentation.
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In the same week, Cat's season performance on the
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Cat also is a member of
the Kids Komedy Club, which
regularly performs at the Florida
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AME plans luau
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Anna Maria Elementary School Principal David
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style party 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Sandbar
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Center roundball: And then there were two
By Kevin Cassidy
Last week there was a team in each of three Anna
Maria Island Community Center Basketball League age
divisions chasing the elusive perfect season and, as often
is the case, perfection is almost impossible at any level
of athletic competition.
With that said, Dip's Ice Cream continues to rule the
14-17 age division with a 4-0 record. Anna Maria Oyster
Bar and Integrity Sound round out the standings.
Beach Bistro maintained its undefeated status in the
8-10 division, although Gettel Toyota is right on its heels
with a 3-1 record. Island Real Estate with one victory and
Walter & Associates follow in the standings.
The 11-13 division has a logjam for first place with
Sandbar Restaurant, Holy Cow Ice Cream, Ross Built and
Eat Here all sporting 2-1 records. Walter & Associates
and Southern Greens follow in the 11-13 division stand-
Sandbar Restaurant reaquainted itself with reality as
its undefeated season came to an end with a 31-28 loss to
Holy Cow Ice Cream in 11-13 division action May 2.
Moriah Goode scored 10 points and grabbed 17
rebounds, while Joey Stewart added 8 points to lead Holy
Cow. Rory Houston chipped in with 6 points and Trent
Boring finished with 5 points and six rebounds in the
Corey Jacques scored 10 points and Jean Paul Russo
added 8 points and five rebounds to lead Sandbar, which
also received 6 points and 14 rebounds from Dayton
Modderman in the loss.
Ross Built improved to 2-1 in the 11-13 division
standings with a 39-21 victory over Southern Greens
behind a game-high 15 points from Jake Ross. Levi
Lengle added 9 points and Matthew Manger finished
with 8 points and eight rebounds in the victory.
Andrew Zink had 11 points and 10 rebounds and
George Lardas had 6 points and nine boards to lead
Southern Greens in the loss.
The last 11-13 division game of the evening saw Eat
Here take an easy 31-11 victory over Walter & Associ-
ates. Adam Clark's 16 points and 13 rebounds sparked Eat
Here, which also received 7 points from Jordan Cooley
and 6 points and seven rebounds from Brooke Cappareli
in the victory.
Seth Walter scored 7 points and grabbed 13 rebounds,
while Robbie Fellowes and Trent Shackleford scored 2
points each to lead Walter & Associates in the loss.
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Dip's Ice Cream held onto its undefeated record in
the 14-17 division by edging Anna Maria Oyster Bar
55-50 April 30 behind a game-high 24 points from Jerry
Mayer. Justin Gargett added 18 points and nine rebounds,
while Tegan Purtill finished with 9 points, nine rebounds
and seven assists in the victory.
Ryan Gilman led Anna Maria Oyster Bar with 21
points and five rebounds, while Max Miller added 14
points and 24 rebounds. Neahmiah Goode rounded out
the Oyster Bar scoring with 11 points and six boards in
Gettel Toyota earned a come-from-behind 11-10 vic-
tory over Island Real Estate during 8-10 division action
April 30 behind the game-high 8 points from David
Daigle. Hannah McCracken was held to 2 points while
contributing 12 rebounds, and Anthony Monetti com-
pleted the scoring with 1 point in the victory.
Griffin Heckler's 4 points and eight rebounds paced
Island Real Estate, which also received 2 points apiece
from Alex Rodriguez, Thomas Heckler and Shelby
Morrow in the loss.
Franklin Valdez scored 8 points and grabbed 19
rebounds to lead Beach Bistro past Walter & Associates
April 30 and stay atop the 8-10 division. Jack Groves
added 4 points and Luke Marvin finished with 3 points
and five rebounds in the victory.
Joey Thiel scored 11 points and grabbed nine
rebounds to lead Walter & Associates, which also received
six rebounds from Tori Walter in the loss.
Adult basketball rolls on
Gator Man Pools and Sun sit atop the standings with
matching 3-0 records in the adult coed basketball league
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Beach-
House Restaurant follows in the standings with a 2-1
record with Bowes Imaging Center close behind at 2-2.
The Feast restaurant, Beach to Bay Construction and B.Y.
Construction complete the standings.
There was a full slate of action in the gym May 1,
starting with Bowes Imaging Center recording a 58-42
victory over the Feast. Mike Hanes scored 17 points
and pulled down 10 rebounds, while Jason Mickan and
Mark Templeton both scored 14 points and grabbed 14
Ryan Moss' 14 points along with 13 points and eight
rebounds from Brent Moss paced Feast in the loss.
Gatorman showed why it's in first place with a 61-48
victory over Beach to Bay. Evan Wolfe and Aaron Duduks
led Gatorman with 22 points and five rebounds apeice,
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Richard Atkins' 14 points and 13 rebounds paced
Beach to Bay, which also received 12 points from Scott
Eason and 10 points and 10 boards from Adam Mott in
BeachHouse earned a 61-52 victory over B.Y. Con-
struction in the final league game of the evening. Antwaun
Jackson scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to
lead BeachHouse scorers. Brandon Kern added 15 points
and Kyle Stoppa finished with 14 points in the victory.
Eric Gledhill led all scorers with 27 points and 11
rebounds in the loss, while teammate Matt Ray finished
with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Baseball continues at the center
Miller Electric earned an exciting win over Beach
Bums during May 4 pitching-machine baseball at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Thomas Heckler drove in Tuna McCracken with the
winning run to give Miller Electric an 11-10 walk-off win
and improve to 1-1-1 on the season.
Key Royale golf news
Summer golf arrived early to the Key Royale Club, as
many members made the trek north following the Easter
holiday. The women played a nine-hole low-net-in-flight
match May 1.
Laura Purcell's 3-under-par 29 gave her first place in
Flight A by three shots over second-place finisher Marlyn
Thorton, while Jean Holmes, Marcia Helgeson and Helen
Pollock were in a three-way tie for third at 1-over par
Joyce Brown carded a 5-under-par 27 to earn a two-
shot victory in Flight B. Luanne Collins and Margarit
Layh were two shots back in a tie for second, while
Denise Burchhardt, Kathy Porter, Heather Pritchard
and Fran Barford finished in a four-way tie for third at
Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during
May 5 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall
horseshoe pits. Rod Bussey and Jeff Moore drew the
bye and watched as Art Kingstad and Hank Huyghe out-
paced Tom Rhodes and Sam Samuels by a 22-11 score.
Bussey-Moore then defeated Kingstad-Huyghe 21-14 in
the championship game.
The May 2 games had only two teams qualify for the
playoffs, pitting Rod Bussey and Tom Skoloda against
Karl Thomas and Sam Samuels. Bussey-Skoloda rolled
to an easy 23-9 victory in the finals.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
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By Capt. Danny Stasny
Inshore fishing around Anna Maria Island is proving
prosperous for flats fishers. Spotted seatrout, redfish and
catch-and-release snook action is as good as it gets.
The best bait to target any of these species is live
shiners. Free-lining shiners on a rig consisting of nothing
but 20-pound fluorocarbon and a 1/0 live bait hook will
get you in on the action.
Try anchoring in an area and then chum the waters
with live shiners. Once you see fish eating your chum-
mers, cast a bait and hang on.
Don't forget, it's time for spotted seatrout to spawn.
Fish exceeding 20 inches will most likely be full of roe.
Handle them with care and release them quickly, helping
to ensure there are trout to catch in the future.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fish-
ing nearshore structure when the wind allows. Gross likes
to anchor and chum to lure fish to his boat. Once anchored
in the area he plans to fish, Gross chums with live shiners
behind the boat.
He says reef predators, such as bonito, Spanish mack-
erel, jack crevalle and shark, were the norm last week.
Gross said as soon as his clients see fish feeding on the
chummers, they cast a bait and it's game on.
Moving into the backcountry, Gross is stalking red-
fish, trout and snook on shallow grass flats during high
tides. Gross prefers to sit in the tower and slowly cruise
mangrove shorelines in search of these species. Once he
locates the fish, he likes to use the same method as on the
reefs anchor and chum.
Gross says it works well, and his clients are catching
limits of spotted seatrout, most in the slot, although fish
up to 26 inches are coming to the boat. A combination
of redfish and snook are mixed in, keeping the action
steady. Most of the catch-and-release snook have been
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in the 20-inch range, as are the redfish, in the slot.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure
when the wind permits. In water depths starting at 30
feet, Girle is hooking up kingfish and Spanish mackerel
by free-lining live shiners behind the boat. Also at these
depths, Girle is finding numerous lemon and silky sharks
in the 30- to 40-pound range on live shiners or fresh-cut
Moving inshore, Girle is fishing artificial, such as
Berkley Gulp shrimp and Bomber Badonk-a-donk, to
stalk bull redfish and spotted seatrout. Girle is working
shallow grass flats with deep, sandy potholes to find these
fish. When using Gulp shrimp, Girle is catching redfish
up to 30 inches. And when switching to top water, the
Badonk-a-donk is producing trout in the 20-inch range.
Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters
also is targeting spotted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-
release snook around mangrove edges and grass flats
with good tidal flow. On most days, Johnston's clients
are catching limits of spotted seatrout on live shiners.
Johnston suggests fishing deeper grass around channel
edges to find this action.
Catch-and-release snook action also is heating up on
Johnston's charters. "Most are in the 20-inch range," says
Johnston. "But we're getting some slot-size fish, too."
Again, Johnston is using live shiners to get the bite.
As far as redfish go, Johnston says the fish have scattered.
"We're still catching some," he says, "but they're mixed
in with the snook and trout. They're not schooled up."
Phil Kirkland at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says flounder are biting
there. Pier fishers using either live shrimp or live green-
backs are reeling up flounder in the 12- to 16-inch range.
Depending on how strong the tide is, you'll need to add
some weight to get to the bottom where the fish are. On
slower tides, ajig head baited with a shrimp or greenback
is producing. Remember, flounder are notorious for spit-
ting the hook at the surface when you're trying to land
them, so reel quickly. While targeting flounder, you can
expect to catch mangrove snapper and sheepshead as a
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The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron
will hold boating courses and seminars this spring at the
squadron building, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton.
America's Boating Course will be held 8:30 a.m.-1
p.m. Saturday, May 19 and May 26. Attendance is
required on both days for state certification. A fee of $35
per person or $50 per couple is required to cover materi-
als. The course provides an overview of boating safety,
including Florida rules, weather, boat handling and dis-
A PaddleSmart seminar will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, and include instruction on kayak types,
and the safe and proper operation of kayaks. The fee to
cover materials is $10 per person.
A chart-reading seminar will be offered 6:30-9:30
p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Instruction will include how to
correctly read and use charts for safe boating. The fee to
cover materials is $10 per person.
A global-positioning system seminar will be held
6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, on the basics of how to
use a GPS for safe boating. The fee to cover materials is
$10 per person.
Pre-registration is required. To sign up or for more
information, call Gloria Potter or Walter Haug at 941-
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By Rick Catlin
Sarasota magazine has named the Bella by the Sea
boutique, 218C Pine Ave., Anna Maria, as its "Best New
Gifts" store for 2012.
In its Best of 2012 edition, the magazine said retail
therapy "is epitomized at this inimitable emporium,
where gifts you'll want to keep for yourself are the stock
Owned by Island resident Jo-ann Lefner, Bella by
the Sea specializes in repurposed furniture, handbags,
coastal-lifestyle items, fashions, handbags and hand-
crafted jewelry, the magazine said.
For further information, call 941-896-4848.
Villas sells to locals
Palm Tree Villas, 207 66th St., Holmes Beach, was
recently sold by Ashok and Peggy Sawe to Island resi-
dents Spence Romine and Sam Van Voorhis.
"We will do our best to run Palm Tree Villas as well
as Ashok and Peggy did," Romine said. "It is our goal
that both Anna Maria Island and our guests will be well
served by our acquisition."
Romine said he and Van Voorhis partnered in 2011
to "successfully turn around" the Sunrise Garden Resort
in Anna Maria.
Romine also said Palm Tree Villas holds a top rank-
ing on Anna Maria Island on the popular travel website
Palm Tree Villas is a six-unit condominium vacation
resort with units ranging from studio to a three-bedroom/
three-bath suite, Romine said.
For further information, call 941-778-2000.
'Hammer' heading to WAMI
Anna Maria Island Privateer Tim "Hammer" Thomp-
son said he plans a 7-10 a.m. Monday-through-Friday
talk show on WAMI AM-Internet radio beginning May
28, and he's looking for community news and events to
broadcast on his show.
"I am really excited that I'm doing the show,"
The show will be a review of what's going on, he
said, including "community events, local birthdays and
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Anna Maria, displays the recent edition of Sarasota
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anniversaries, musical events, non-profit events, and what
local musicians are playing at Island venues."
"If it's happening, I want to know about it." he
The best part, Thompson said, is there is no charge
to deliver the news he receives. "It's all free."
Thompson encouraged people to send him notices
at P.O. Box 1514, Holmes Beach FL 34218, e-mail him
at Hammer@wamiradio.com, or call him at 941-780-
He welcomes people at the soon-to-open studio, 503
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
WAMI is live-streamed on the internet at www.
wamiradio.com. It started up in January, and is owned and
operated by Bradenton Beach residents Robert Herman
and Casey Hoffman-Herman.
For more information about Thompson's show, call
Ad fair brings
The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
will host its second annual ad fair 9 a.m.-noon Wednes-
day, May 16, at the Manatee County Convention Center,
1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto.
Tourism industry owners, agents and managers are
invited to attend and meet representatives from such
media advertising outlets as Orbitz, Southern Living,
Trip Advisor and Conde Nast, among others.
BACVB public relations director Tara Donovan said
the fair includes door prizes, food and various events for
There is no charge for the event, but anyone plan-
ning to attend is asked to register by e-mailing michelle.
AMI Chamber to host
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its Sunrise Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, May
9, at the Gulf Drive Caf6, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Reservations are required by May 8. Members and
guests are welcome.
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The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Circle
Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Network-
ing at Noon luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday,
May 10, at the Holiday Inn, 233 Ben Franklin Drive,
Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members
and reservations are required.
For more information, call 941-383-2466.
Wagner Realty, with offices at 2217 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach, and 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key, recently named Wendy Kay Foldes and Steve
Goldman as its top producing agents in April for the Anna
Maria Island office, while Jerry Cunningham was the top
producer in April for the Longboat Key office.
April sales honors went to Rae Ellen Hayo at the
Island office, and Bonnie Wiedeman for the Longboat
For more information, call 941-727-2800.
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-win-
ning staff member? Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978
or e-mail email@example.com.
jewSs aBiiOn & 1ssociatk GJ
DEEPWATER ..JM-c within walking distance
to the beach. This split-plan home has a caged
pool, 70-foot dock with lift and 200 feet on sail-
boat water with no bridges. $659,000.
SOLD $50,000 over
Betty Anderson, 82, of Anna Maria, died April 23.
She was born in the mountains of West Virginia in 1929,
and graduated from college in Parkersburg, W.Va.
She then moved to Washington, D.C., for work, and
met her husband, John. She worked for the U.S. Navy in
Washington, D.C., Florida and Nofolk, Va. She worked
as an editorial assistant at Walter Reed AMC in Washing-
ton, D.C. following her husband's retirement from the
After retiring from the civil Service, Mrs. Ander-
son moved to Anna Maria in 1981, where she and her
aunt, Jeanne Blassingame, enjoyed many hours vol-
unteering for the turtle watch group, Island Players,
Offstage Ladies and the historical society. She also
contributed and attended many fundraising events. She
loved the Island, its wildlife, and the close-knit com-
A celebration of Mrs. Anderson's life will be held
at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, with a reception to follow
at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
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
edited for style and length. Photos are welcome.
Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-
Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made to Best
Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road,
Kanab UT 84741, or online at www.bestfriends.org.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her son, daughter,
four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Look for the blue
button to order
shop photos online at www.islander.org
Direct Beach View
2/1.5 Unobstructed views of the beach and
Gulf of Mexico. Recently renovated with top-
of-the-line appliances, granite counter tops
and newer furniture. $279,000
2/2 End Unit. Gorgeous views with
updated kitchen and comfortably furnished.
SFLORIDA DREAMS REALTY'
5358 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,FL 34217
Fabulous, newly painted, 3BR/2BA, lakefront, pool
home in Perico Isles. Only minutes from Florida's most
beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. Many upgrades
in March 2012, new pool heater,, new pool cage, new
hardwood floors, new washer-dryer, 5 new TVs, new
ceiling fans, new furniture in every room and new dishes
in kitchen, all included. Maintenance-free community
offers gym, tennis courts, pool and clubhouse. Enjoy
nearby Robinson Preserve, walking, biking trails, fish-
ing and kayaking. Call today, 941-462-4016.
28 0 MAY 9, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sands Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
SFull service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping Clean-up
7781345 Hauling tree trimming
11Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
Residential & Condo Renovations
^ Kitchens Bath Design Service
SCarpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
SI References available 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc,
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
eo z Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
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PROFESSIONAL CHAUFFEUR AT TAXI PRICES
AIRPORTS WE GO ANYWHERE
P DOLLICYAHOO COIm ADIIRALTC COm
LICENSED/INSURED CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Providing Islanders with personal service to and from
central and south Florida airports, etc. Since 1991.
Bruce Collins 941-778-6201
DELTA PORTABLE MINI-crib. Cherry wood, pink
sheets, bumpers. Like new, $75. Call 941-778-
TOOL TOTE ON wheels, internal and external
pockets plus large main compartment, $10. 941-
LEXMARK WIRELESS PRINTER, 7600 series,
$40, computer desk on wheels, $25, small Ken-
more refrigerator, $50. 941-795-8359.
FREE! UPRIGHT FREEZER. Works great. 529
67th St., Holmes Beach. 813-503-9364.
BOAT SPRING-LINE system, as new. Cost $180,
sell, $60. Door opener, Legacy heavy duty, brack-
ets, $69. 941-778-3920.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collec-
tion $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs,
collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to
three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words
or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted
online. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax toll-
free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
NEW ADVANCED TEACHING series starting
Thursday, May 10. Continuing series Thursday
evenings at Palmetto retreat center, 4310 61st St.
E., Palmetto. E-mail: info@meditationsarasota.
com. Call 941-323-3372.
BRING YOUR PET: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May
19. Pet photos! Face painting, bake sale, No-
Kill T-shirts. Fundraiser for Moonracer No-Kill
Animal Rescue Inc. at The Islander newspaper,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Signature Sothebys
International. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothe-
MICHAEL NORTHFIELD: BROKER, Anna Maria
Island Realty, 941-713-0284. www.annamariais-
landrealty.com. E-mail: Michael@annamariaislan-
drealty.com. Your personal broker.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
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 SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 12. 504
83rd St., Holmes Beach.
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 11.
6318 29th Ave. W., Meadowcroft south, off 59th
Street in Bradenton. Do not park on grass. All
Florida-style: wicker king and twin bed sets,
sofa/loveseat with recliners, sofa, rocker recliner,
wicker etagere, patio set, never used outside,
rattan coffee and end tables, Florida-style dining
set, three-part media center, area rug, lamps, pic-
tures, three files, vacuum, steamer, ladies bike,
fishing gear, Werner ladder, standing tool chest,
hand tools, computer desk, office chair, kitchen-
ware and linens. Sale by Julie McClure. Pictures:
www.appraisals4u.biz or www.eststesales.net.
ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 12.
2402 72nd St. Circle W., Point West off 59th
Street in Bradenton. Department 56 Heritage Vil-
lage, hundreds of pieces, sold in groups, Brad-
ford Edition Hummel Christmas figures, Sentry
safe, Whirlpool refrigerator, swivel rocker, rocker,
recliner, patio set, twin bed set, 1900 wash-
stand and trunk, dining set with china cabinet,
old Monopoly game, Lenox figures, queen bed,
Bassett French provincial bed set, secretary,
1950s lamps, flags, lots of tools, large lawn cart,
wood, clothes line, yard tools, set of china, oil
lamps, silver plate, 6-foot folding tables, files,
commercial sprayer, 1,500-psi pressure washer,
fans, kitchenware and linens. Sale by Julie
McClure. Pictures: www.appraisals4u.biz or
FOUND AT LAUNDROMAT: Set of nine brass keys
labeled construction locks. Call HBPD, 941-708-
5804 or 941-778-6772, for more information.
FOUND I-PHONE. FURTHER information can be
obtained at HBPD 941-708-5804.
FOUND: SET OF Toyota keys in road on Gulf
Drive, near Circle K. 941-330-4646.
LOST ORANGE CAT: Small, friendly, yellow
eyes. Green and white collar, Last seen Friday,
April 27, Holmes Beach. 941-779-6638.
FISHING FOR a good deal? Better look through
the classified ads in The Islander.
ATTN: AREA BUSINESSES:
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answers, I know someone who will. Start
to finish, network setup, printer help, and
continuing support... Give me a call.
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Socko Pearson, 941-799-1169, email@example.com
ISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE
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ADULT MALE CAT: Free to good home. Declawed
and current shots, very sweet. 901-240-2180.
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,
2010 GMW 150 motor scooter. 2,490 miles
on odometer. Excellent condition, runs great.
1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454/360HP,
red, automatic, Price $5,800. E-mail for pictures:
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
DOCKSIDE SERVICE: PONTOON boat rental.
Professional boat-sitting. 'Always be water-
ready.' Call Dan, over 40 years in the boat busi-
WANT TO RENT boat lift. 19-foot SeaPro. Bill,
BOAT DOCK NEEDED to rent. 941-447-1506.
FOR SALE: BOAT TRAILER, for 21-foot deck
boat. $1,200. 941-447-1506.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great
for fishing, goes in really shallow waters. Very fun
boat for anyone who wants to get on the water!
2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, trolling motor with
battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-
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.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center seeks
Executive Director to lead the organization and
ensure the Center continues to provide excel-
lent youth development and adult programs.
Looking for outstanding relationship-builder, to
develop and sustain relationships with youth, vol-
unteers, community members, board members
and funders, as well as strong staff. Need orga-
nizational manager who can build and develop
systems and programs to support organization's
mission and ensure its long-term sustainabil-
ity. The Executive Director plays critical role in
organization from ground up: developing pro-
gramming, leading fundraising, maintaining and
building relationships with donors and partners,
overseeing staffing, financial and operational
management, monitoring participants to ensure
they achieve best possible outcomes and board
development. For more information and quali-
fications, view entire job posting: http://www.
EmploymentOpportunities.aspx. E-mail resume
and cover letter, outline skills and experience that
meet qualifications of position and tell how you
heard about us in Word format. E-mail: sandee@
myamicc.com. The center is a drug-free work-
place and an equal opportunity employer.
RESERVATIONIST: FULL-TIME, Casa del Mar,
Longboat Key. Weekends required, with benefits,
RNS users only apply. Five years experience and
references a must. Call 941-383-5549, ask for
Jeanette for an interview.
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.
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.
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The deadline is NOON Monday for the following week's paper.
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrnl-:, 1:.:I Iipi Sat.
BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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rN: :b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima: .
Call Dan, 941-713-3108
professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
holmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria
airports shops dining
Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants. ,'"
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.
Call Junior, 807-1015 N'
.- HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joesph LaBrecque *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
941.896.5256-office Free Estimates Licensed
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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-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry
and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
Your Listing REALTOR
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properties since 1999
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Shell Point condo, 2br, 2ba, pool,
carport, ground floor. $210,000
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5351 Gull Drive No. 4. Holmes Beach
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
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-
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.
ISLAND PRESSURE WASHERS: Professional,
reasonable and reliable. Call Bill or Clint for free
PROFESSIONAL RESIDENTIAL CLEANING: Fully
Insured with 100 percent satisfaction! Island Real
Estate Cleaning Services, 941-345-1286.
DRIVER: DRIVE YOUR car north or south. 941-
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
Sl- REACTOR. RESULTS
37 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal
CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month
BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
tdollyl @yahoo.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com
HUGE REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY
50% 70% off"2004-2006" PRICES
Top rated #1 & #2 hotels ( p Advisor)
+ Outstanding occupancy histories
SAll apartments cash-fow positive
# Unlimited owner usage
+ Bank financing available
I, urio 2/2 Apa3iunm
1,400 i/f from $375,000
372 I/f ll from $125,000
727 sf2/1 fonm $295,000
Call David Teitelbaum, Realtor 941-812-4226 or
Liz Codola, Realor 941-812-3455
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
._ I Bungalow
S1 bedroom trailer,
remodeled. 8x24. 55+.
Pines Trailer Park. #61. PVT. Boat Club. 4 minute
walk to gulf sunsets, on the beach, free fishing
on Bridge Street Pier. Reduced to $6.000. make
offer. $402 lot rent. Call Joe Webb 941-730-
7470 or e-mail joeswebbl @mac.com
644 Key Royale Drive Holmes Beach
2,130 sq. ft. 2 Bed, 2 Bath Corner Lot
New Kitchen New Travertine Tile Pool
New Triple-Pane Windows Newer A/C
James P. Adkins, Broker-Associate, B.A., CDPE
Adkins Florida Group, Keller Williams on the Water
5239 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton
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Adkins Florida Group
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SA D A S I DS
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access con-
trol. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941-
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941 -
CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, win-
dows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pin-
nacle Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518.
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-
HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private
pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pri-
vate pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton.
No annuals. Call 941-794-1515.
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.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1 BR/1BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton
Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941-
BRADENTON BEACH: CHARMING one bedroom
cottage on the bay. Clean, quiet, laundry, annual
lease, $1,095/month. 941-779-0289.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL RENTALS starting at $850/
month. Call Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696
THREE EXECUTIVE OFFICES for rent, utili-
ties included, great location right on Gulf Drive,
perfect for real estate agent, lawyer, small retail
store. Move in with first month rent only. 5386
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-746-8666.
RETAIL STOREFRONTS FOR rent on Cortez
Road only 2 miles from beach. Approximately 900
sf. Great traffic, visibility, free Internet advertising.
Only $900/month, and move in with first month
rent only. 7800 Cortez Road, Bradenton. 941-
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, two blocks to
beach, half block to bay. Cathedral ceilings and
tile throughout. Cable, water, trash included.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex.
Walk-in closet, large storage area, washer and
dryer, no pets. 941-779-2265.
WATERFRONT TWO BEDROOM townhouse
with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool,
patio, cable, washer and dryer. Lease six months
plus. $925/month plus utilities. No pets. Call 941 -
ANNA MARIA ISLAND waterfront: Beautiful one-
room cottage with panoramic view of the bay.
Annual, $795/month. 941-779-0289.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-778-
ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA, bonus room. Unfurnished
at $1,100/month, furnished, $1,200/month. No
pets, no smoking. Call 941-779-9320.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
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.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Saturday. 644 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Gorgeous water-
front 2BR/2BA, pool. James Adkins, 713-0635.
COMMERCIAL LOT WITH dock. Sale or lease,
4,000 sf. 407 Pine Ave Anna Maria. Will build to
Suit. 2,000 sf commercial, $ 4,000/month and/
or 2,000 sf 3BR/2BA apartment, $1,900/month.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDO LOT: Two houses to
beach. 114 48th St., Holmes Beach. $459,000.
HILTON HEAD, SOUTH Carolina home:
3BR/2.5BA, Palmetto Dunes. Trade for home on
Anna Maria Island. 330-763-1137.
SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN home:
Beautiful views, 3BR/2BA, furnished. Priced to
sell, by owner, $149,500. 941-782-8231.
KEY ROYALE BEAUTY
Gorgeous remodeled 4BR/3BA canalfront
home with pool, huge screened-in lanai,
and dock. A very "green" home with solar
PV panels and a geothermal system.
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.
ISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES
32 E MAY 9, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
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CLOCKWISE, FROM ABOVE:
* A bridal style show model at the fifth annual Wed-
ding Festival, sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
* Wedding cake by Matt & Dom's Bakery.
* Chamber board member David Teitelbaum, Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary
Ann Brockman talk to and David Gothard among
the crowd of attendees at the fifth annual Wedding
* Bridal prize baskets.
* Ring bearer Cade Dole, 2, and 19-month-oldflower
girl Ashlyn Salazar attend the bride and groom in the
festival finale, a mock wedding/vow renewal cer-
emony of Danny and Jenan Wood.
* Bridesmaid Julia Vejins, bride Jenan Wood, the Rev.
Charlie Shook and groom Danny Wood celebrate the
Wood's 18th wedding anniversary May 6 in a renewal
of their vows at the fifth annual Wedding Festival,
sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce and held at Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki, 900
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
INFRACTIONS By Tracy Gray / Edited by Will Shortz
1 It has eyes that can't
13 Student of morality
20 Philippine money
21 Pacific strings
22 Fine word for
23 With 26-Across,
25 Beach bottles
26 See 23-Across
27 Deck out
28 Bad record part, for
29 "For shame"
30 Ancient parting
33 With 44-Across,
execute, in a way
36 Keen observer
40 Prefix with cycle
41 Pond fish
43 d-d'Or, Quebec
44 See 33-Across
45 With 50-Across,
48 Ankle bone
50 See 45-Across
51 Product with the old
I 'd rather do it
53 Faith that celebrates
both Jesus and
57 Superlatively strong
64 Scaredy-cat, maybe
65 Sacred music
67 Trig inverse
68 County subdivision
71 With 77-Across,
74 Neighbor of Bulg
75 Botanical beards
77 See 71-Across
80 Political party that
won 39 electoral
votes in 1948
87 They're fit for kings
90 Poet who wrote "In
the room the
women come and
go / Talking of
91 What's left behind
94 With 103 Across,
98 Part of AARP Abbr
102 Records (old
103 See 94-Across
104 What's left
105 With 112-Across,
111 Abbr on many
112 See 105-Across
113 Ancient Balkan
120 Like some
122 With 127-Across,
that's the source of
125 Dancer Duncan
126 Military depots
127 See 122-Across
128 They have scales
129 Gave, as a hot
130 Peter, e g
3 Possible candidate
4 Old Italian
5 Word with top or pop
6 Fine, in old slang
7 "1984" superpower
9 Be fooled
10 Et (and others)
11 "Star Trek T N G "
12 "The Mary Tyler
13 The West was part
15 Become fixed
16 The Rams of the
18 George Bush's chief
of staff John
19 Person doing a
24 Poetic "always"
31 Biblical suffix
35 Neighbors of C
36 What letting off
steam might result
37 Operating without
39 Trouser parts
46 New faces on bases
47 Brewer's vessel
cosmonaut who was
the second human
to orbit the earth
49 Jobs for dentists
54 Musical with the
song "Easy to Be
55 The Plazzale
affords a view of it
58 R&B singer Hayes
59 Glacial formation
60 Part ofA B S
62 World capital once
occupied by France
63 Fly off the handle
65 Flavor akin to
66 Quickly accelerate
69 Order in the court
72 same mind
73 Prefix with resort
79 Fisher with a grig
81 Agitated, after "in
83 One from Germany
84 Nature's pillow?
85 Put back
88 And everything else,
89 Death personified,
in ancient Greece
92 Colonial service
93 Colored parts
96 "Henry & June" role
97 Outside Prefix
98 2009 Hilary Swank
99 Gender offender
100 Like a nasal
102 Rescued damsel's
106 Others, in Oaxaca
109 Cousin of rust
110 Korean money
114 Sleep stages
118 City in Sicily
119 Silhouette on many
a yellow sign
121 Child-care author
123 Cat scanner?