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I .'/ l c.>i -trtil. .t atrt't/ec tt MAY 23, 2012 FREE
AMI Art League closes 'until further notice'
.MO, n i la f 2
gets slow start. Page 2
Beach board member
resigns. Page 3
Resort collections up.
WMFR Station 2
remodel team selec-
tion. Page 5
from FISH. Page 7
Holmes Beach code
board finds violation.
Police Beat. Page 11
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By Kathy Prucnell
The Anna Maria Island Art League closed
its doors May 15 without warning.
Signs on the doors at the league's gallery
and facilities at 5312 Holmes Blvd. states,
"Closed Until Further Notice."
Art League president Laura McGeary said
May 18, "We have no plans to close the art
league," but made no further comment on the
Executive director, Christina Reginelli,
said the league board met May 16, and the
problems appeared to her to be financial in
Reginelli told The Islander she resigned
May 18 and posted the signs on the door
the same day. She said she felt that with no
funding she had no alternative but to cancel
upcoming events, including summer camp for
kids, and closed the doors.
Several board members told The Islander
they had resigned, including Ellen Aquilina,
Karen Hasler, and Alexandra Lillis, but all
declined to comment on the closure.
The art center facility includes exhibit
areas, classrooms, gallery/conference room,
photo lab and an art library where the league
A sign on the door last week announces the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, is closed untilfurther
notice. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
has offered a broad range of classes.
The league sponsors two art and craft fes-
tivals each year, Winterfest and Springfest, at
the Holmes Beach city field, which, according
to the league's website, provide funds for the art
center and its scholarship program.
WMFR hikes 2012 tax assessment
SBy Kathy Prucnell
Mi s Islander Reporter
4 At a public hearing May 17, West Mana-
tee Fire District commissioners increased
ers adopt- the district's assessment roughly $4
age 15 per household.
WMFR Chief Andy Price
et map. recommended the 2012 rate hike
7 to meet rising operational costs
Ld Bi and put away funds for expected
d B increases in insurance costs. The
rates are being set for fiscal 2012-
Page 19 2013 tax year, beginning Oct. 1, and "long
before the tax bills are sent out," he said.
On a motion by Commissioner Scott
& Ricci, seconded by David Bishop, the three
district members in attendance, including
board president Randy Cooper, unanimously
*. passed a resolution to amend the rate charged
to district residents.
S. WMFR Commissioners Larry Tyler and
Jesse Davis were absent.
The hike is permissible because it rep-
sits AME resents a 2.5 percent
Cancer. increase, below this year's
3.16 percent assessment
cap as measured by the
WMlR election sees
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county's 1 percent per-
sonal income growth
factor, said Price.
"It's not a large
increase, but it's a neces-
sary one," he said.
The district expects a 19 percent increase
in its worker's compensation insurance, a 10
percent increase in health insurance costs and
a 6 percent increase in Florida retirement con-
The board's resolution sets vacant par-
cels at $22.23 per lot or acre. It raises the base
assessment for residential parcels, includ-
ing condominiums and mobile homes, to
$169.32 for the first 1,000 square feet
and 10 cents per square foot above
1,000 square feet. For duplexes, the
new base assessment is $338.64
for the first 2,000 square feet and
10 cents per square foot above 2,000
Commercial parcels will be assessed at
$399.56 for the first 1,000 square feet and .173
cents per square foot above 1,000 square feet.
A $169.32 base assessment will be charged per
unit or available rental space for travel trailer
parks, mixed uses and hotel/motel parcels.
The resolution also authorizes Price to
review the fire assessment roll, adjust each
property and transmit it to the Manatee County
In other matters, Price reported that new
radios procured with an $800,000 Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency grant are expected
by June 20.
Deputy Chief Brett Pollock wrote the grant
for all Manatee fire departments and districts.
Price also called attention to a new hurri-
cane preparedness plan that had been distributed
to commissioners. Due to timing of the Station
2 remodel and other district concerns, Ricci said
he needed more review, and a consensus of the
board postponed the matter.
The next meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday,
June 21, at the WMFR administrative office,
6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Calls to festival director Colin Bissett were
The festivals historically draw some 10,000
Concern last week over the league's closure
was voiced in the art community.
Joan Voyles, member of both the Art League
and Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island, said the
league has been an "integral part" of the com-
About 22-23 years ago the league split off
from the guild, she said, but the three Holmes
Beach galleries, including Island Gallery West,
cooperate and coordinate their efforts to create
a positive image, showcase talent and maintain
the area's reputation as a destination for the
"We work to be supportive and continue to
want to be supportive," she said.
Founded by local artists and enthusiasts, the
nonprofit opened the Island's first art center in
the city in June 1993, according to its website.
As recently as May 8, the league had
announced its weekly Kids Camp 2012 to begin
June 11. A business card exchange a May
networking event of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce was to have taken
place May 23, but the chamber moved the event
last-minute to the Village Cafe in Anna Maria.
The league's website still includes the
camp announcement and other features, and as
of Islander press time, there is no announce-
ment from the board regarding the future opera-
As a nonprofit, the league has maintained
registration with the Florida Secretary of
Alberto signals need
for storm preparedness
Tropical StormAlberto's May 21 formation
off the South Carolina coast is a reminder that
storm preparations should begin now.
Alberto became the first tropical storm of
the 2012 hurricane season, which runs June 1
through Nov. 30.
The National Hurricane Center's 2012
names for storms that reach at least tropical storm
strength are Alberto, Beryl, Debby, Ernesto,
Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk,
Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael,
Sandy, Tony, Valerie and William.
See the May 30 edition of the The Islander
for a storm preparation guide, as part of National
Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 27-June 2.
2 0 MAY 23, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
AM election: Webb yes, Mattick unlikely, Yetter 'serious'
By Rick Catlin
A vacationing commissioner may have no choice but
to sit out the November election. Anna Maria's qualifying
period to run for either city commission or mayor starts
May 29 and ends June 8.
Three-term commissioner Jo Ann Mattick apparently
does not plan to return from Ohio until sometime after
the qualifying period.
Mattick said before she left in mid May for vacation
she was "undecided" about another term. She told Anna
Maria city clerk Alice Baird she would not be returning
to the city until July 23, Baird said.
Baird said she informed Mattick before her departure
of the qualifying dates for the Nov. 6 election.
I Efforts to reach Mattick for
comment were unsuccessful by press
k deadline May 21.
Commission Chair Chuck
Webb, also up for re-election in
h November, has picked up a qualify-
Sing packet, and said he will seek a
Mattick third consecutive term in the Nov. 6
Political newcomer Billy Mal-
fese, chair of the environmental edu-
cation and enhancement committee,
also obtained a qualifying packet.
With Mayor Mike Selby
announcing last week he will not seek
another term, the office of mayor is
Webb open to qualified residents.
Planning and zoning board
member Nancy Yetter, who failed in her bid for a com-
mission seat in November 2011, said she is "seriously
considering running for the office of mayor."
Yetter said she does not plan to campaign for a seat
on the commission but, she said she is "serious" about
considering a run for the mayor's office.
"Jo Ann and Chuck are both friends of mine and I
would not want to run against them for commissioner,"
However, should Mattick decide that her service
to the city will end with three terms, Yetter said she
might reconsider and seek that office. She'll make her
decision by the start of qualifying, if not sooner, she
Anna Maria's qualifying period was up on the calen-
dar this year in order for the city to "]pi.- lih.ak" on the
November general election ballot, said Manatee County
deputy supervisor of elections Nancy Bignell.
Under federal law, the county must have absentee
ballots printed and mailed to registered voters at least
45 days before primary elections, she said. With primary
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn is suggesting
the commission meet more frequently to deal with the
growing number of items on the city agenda.
"I am concerned that there are a number of items
having to do with rentals and building codes that will
not receive the immediate attention they require if the
commission continues it regular schedule," she wrote
to Mayor Mike Selby and commissioners.
"The quality of life of our
S residents is in jeopardy and should
4 j 4. not be put off because there are too
many items that need to go on the
S agenda," she said.
She suggests the commis-
SueLynn sion meet weekly in June to address
those pressing matters.
Her main concern is the city's current problem
with vacation rentals and over-sized houses. Commis-
sioners need to address the floor-area ratio for rental
units along with the number of allowable occupants,
The vacation rental issue was to be on the May 10
agenda, but was moved to June 14 because of other
voting Aug. 14, municipal qualifying times had to be
moved forward to enable the cities to "pii,_.l hikk" on
the county process, Bignell said.
Municipal elections in Manatee County are non-par-
tisan and no primary voting is required. But adhering to
the county guidelines will save Anna Maria about $3,000,
Anna Maria commissioners serve two-year terms and
are paid $400 per month. The city's mayor also serves a
two-year term and is paid $800 monthly.
A qualifying packet to seek either a commission seat
or that of the mayor may be obtained at Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
agenda items taking precedence.
Another area of concern for SueLynn is the city's
height limit for a ground-level residence compared
with height restrictions set by the Federal Emergency
She said in her statement she wants a "legitimate
discussion of these items," not to "summarily say they
won't work, aren't necessary, or we've talked about
this before. Times have changed. Circumstances have
Some ideas and issues that might have seemed
unnecessary or not applicable years ago "may now be
the answer to some of our problems," she said.
"I would like for the commission to at least dis-
cuss the pros and cons of each item. We have got
to make our residents' needs an overriding concern,
make them a priority, or we will lose the very char-
acter that makes the city of Anna Maria a first-rate
tourist attraction," she said.
In addition to the height limit for houses and the
vacation rental issue, commissioners also are consid-
ering an ordinance for boat docks, parking concerns
on Pine Avenue, and how to pay for the vacant lots
purchased in September 2011 at the east end of Pine
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THE ISLANDER U MAY 23, 2012 E 3
Bradenton Beach P&Z gains two; loses fourth member
By Mark Young
A fourth member of the Bradenton Beach Planning
and Zoning Board has resigned on the heels of the May
17 city commission meeting.
Longtime P&Z board member Jo Ann Meilner asked
for apologies at the May 17 meeting for the way she
and other P&Z board members were treated following
their April recommendation to deny
the city's joint development agreement
with BeachHouse owner Ed Chiles to
construct a dune and parking lot across
from city hall.
Meilner's request for apologies
Meilner went unanswered by the commission
and the city attorney and she told The
Islander following the meeting she would be resigning.
In a letter dated May 17 to Mayor John Shaughnessy,
Meilner said the city's lack of faith in P&Z board mem-
bers to appropriately do their job was her final straw.
"It has become very clear that this commission
believes the P&Z board and citizens of this city are inca-
pable of reading our city's comprehensive plan and land
development codes and understanding what they say,"
Meilner said. '"The city's attorney has insinuated that only
people with degrees and letters behind their names are
qualified. How insulting."
Meilner said for 10 years she has served the city and
has sat on committees that reviewed and wrote some of
the codes that have been called into question for the dune/
parking lot project.
'The citizens of this city were loud and clear on the
intent of the preservation land use," she said. 'Today, you
ignored those codes. You brushed them aside without a
word. You dismissed the work and efforts of what was
a very dedicated and hard-working board, a board with
educated and degree citizens, who have nothing to gain
from our decisions."
Meilner's resignation follows the resignation of
three other P&Z board members. P&Z chair Rick Bisio
resigned immediately after a contentious May 3 meet-
ing where P&Z members were accused of presenting a
"tainted" recommendation to deny the joint development
Former city commissioner and P&Z member Bill
Shearon resigned the following day, and Joyce Kramer
resigned later that week.
Meilner gives final argument
P&Z rejected the joint development agreement in
April, which was then taken up by commissioners May
3. The final order was approved May 17, but not without
one last fight from Meilner.
In public comment, Meilner asked for apologies from
city attorney Ricinda Perry, Commissioner Ric Gatehouse
and Shaughnessy in particular for the way P&Z members
were treated at the commission's May 3 public hearing.
P&Z had rejected the agreement with the Beach-
House, citing eight violations to the city's land develop-
ment code, but Gatehouse called the P&Z recommen-
dations "colored and tainted" with personal bias. Perry
argued P&Z qualifications were substandard to staff
expertise, at one point cutting off Meilner's public com-
ments to argue on her own behalf.
"I think some apologies are in order," said Meilner. "I
ask (Perry) to apologize for interrupting me and I ask the
mayor to apologize for allowing it to happen. I ask Com-
missioner Gatehouse to apologize for his accusations."
No apologies were offered.
Meilner then stated further potential joint agreement
violations of the city's comprehensive plan.
Reading aloud from Article Six, Meilner said, "to
change the use of city property requires an ordinance and
The city also had argued that the proposed develop-
ment site across from city hall was not zoned preservation
because it was not seaward of the erosion control line,
but Meilner cited the comprehensive plan's definition.
"I went to the Holy Grail, the comp plan, which is our
bible and must not be violated," she said. '"The city's intent
was to draw a line seaward of any private structures. Where
there are no private structures, the intent is to designate all
lands seaward of Gulf Drive, not seaward of the erosion
control line. That's the words of your comp plan."
Meilner said it is vitally important for the city to
follow its own rules to preserve integrity, and also to
prevent potential litigation against the city.
Shaughnessy thanked Meilner for her comments and
moved on with the meeting. Perry then addressed the
commissioners on the details and stipulations included
since the previous reading of the joint development agree-
ment final order.
"I generally do not put final orders on the agenda
but, for a number of reasons, I felt it important," said
Perry. "Number one, I felt like my integrity was called
into question by the public, so I want to make sure every
detail of this is transparent."
Commissioners tweaked the stipulations to ensure
the easement being given to the BeachHouse would not
be developed now or in the future during the terms of the
Following some minor discussion, Gatehouse
motioned to approve the final order. Commissioner Gay
Breuler seconded the motion, which passed 3-1. Vice
Mayor Ed Straight was absent with excuse and Commis-
sioner Jan Vosburgh voted no.
"I'm just not comfortable with this," said
Commissioners received two applications for
appointment to the P&Z following the resignation of
John Burns, who has been serving on the planning
and development committee, tendered his resignation to
serve on the P&Z.
Daniel Debaun also applied to serve and commis-
sioners unanimously appointed both volunteers in sepa-
In other city business, commissioners unanimously
approved special exception permits for a July 3 fireworks
display at the BeachHouse Restaurant and the Anna Maria
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4 E MAY 23, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
March resort tax collections again break record
By Rick Catlin
For 12 consecutive months, resort tax collections by
the Manatee County Tax Collector's office have set a new
monthly record when compared with the same month the
previous year. March 2012 collections were no excep-
Sue Sinquefield of the resort tax collections office
reported March collections funds taken in by the office
in April were $1.344,608, easily surpassing the pre-
vious monthly record set in February 2012 by nearly
February collections were $1.067 million.
The resort tax officially known as the Manatee
County Tourist Development tax and commonly called
the bed tax is the 5 percent charged by Manatee County
on accommodation rentals of six months or less.
Sinquefield said that while she's not in the tourism
business, it would appear Anna Maria Island was "burst-
ing at the seams" in March. She said better tax collection
methods and an increase in renters combined to set record
monthly and annual totals for resort tax collections.
Resort tax collections for March were up 19 percent
from the $1.13 million collected by the office in March
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president
Mary Ann Brockman said she wouldn't be surprised if
the number of visitors to the area was up 10 percent in
March when the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau announces its survey figures.
For the fiscal year, resort taxes for the first six months
are $4.516 million, a 21.6 percent climb and $816,000
more than the $3.7 million collected for the first six
months of the previous year.
Sinquefield said collections appear on pace to surpass
last year's record collection of $7.1 million.
'"The word has spread" among vacation rental prop-
The Manatee County Veterans Council is inviting
the public to attend its annual Memorial Day Service,
9 a.m., Monday, May 28, at the Veterans Park on the
Manatee River behind Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Scheduled speakers include Congressman Vern
Buchanan (R-Longboat Key) and Jessica McVay,
the Commandant of Detachment 588 of the Marine
erty owners and agents to pay the tax, Sinquefield said.
Agents from the resort tax collections department
have been known to conduct "sweeps" of known rental
areas, including Anna Maria Island, looking for owners
and agents attempting to avoid paying the 5 percent resort
tax and the 6.5 percent county sales tax.
Sinquefield said a licensed vacation rental property
owner must 1 i. gi'LI ilth the Florida Department of Busi-
ness and Professional Regulation, apply to the county tax
collector's office for a resort tax collection license and be
approved. Those who do not comply may have to pay a
fine, in addition to past-due taxes.
For March 2012, Anna Maria Island and the Manatee
County portion of Longboat Key paid $860,541 in resort
As if a sentinelfor the flag, and a fitting salute for
Memorial Day weekend, this great blue heron was cap-
tured in March at the Anna Maria City Pier by (Ch ,I
Gething of Tidy Island.
taxes, or 64 percent of the total collected.
Holmes Beach led the Island in resort taxes with
$388,938, Bradenton Beach had $136,164 and Anna
Maria provided $110,439.
Anna Maria City
May 24, 6 p.m., city commission.
June 13, 6:30 p.m., environmental enhancement
June 14, 6 p.m., city commission work session.
June 18, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
June 20, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
June 28, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
June 12, 7 p.m., city commission.
June 24, 10 a.m., code enforcement board.
June 26, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
June 5, 9 a.m., county commission.
June 19, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
June 21, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
May 28, Memorial Day. Most government offices
and The Islander will be closed. The Island trolley runs
its normal 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m. schedule, as well as the
Manatee County Area Transit Beach Express, 9 a.m.-5:15
p.m. from Walmart, State Road 64, to the Manatee Public
Beach, Holmes Beach.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 23, 2012 5 5
WMFR selects contractor for Station 2 remodel
By Kathy Prucnell
West Manatee Fire District commissioners May 17
selected the design-build team of Ross Built Construction
Co. of Holmes Beach and Manuel Synalovski Associates
of Fort Lauderdale for their $900,000 remodel project at
With a unanimous vote among the three-member
quorum, WMFR will look to Ross Built and Synalovski to
propose structural changes needed to update and improve
the 1987-built station at 10350 Cortez Road, Cortez.
The Ross-Synalovski team was top choice of
WMFR's selection committee, which interviewed five
design-build teams, according to the Rev. Rosemary
Backer, committee member. The teams had submitted
proposals, including their qualifications and past projects,
to the district in March.
Backer told commissioners the committee asked the
same four questions of each team. Ross-Synalovski team
members were the best prepared for the interview, she said.
It was apparent they had spent the most time at the sta-
tion, she said, as their answers indicated multiple ideas for
improvements, as compared to the others applicants.
The committee was most impressed with Ross-Syn-
alovski, and deemed the team "the best fit," saying they
were local, had done past remodeling for the district and
"they really know what needs to be done," Backer said.
The two teams of Manasota Commercial Construc-
tion Co. Inc. and World Design Inc., both of Bradenton,
and Zirkelbach Construction Inc. of Palmetto and Klar
and Klar Architects Inc. of Clearwater were recommended
as runners up behind the Ross-Synalovski team.
The selection committee was comprised of Backer of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church; Kerry Ward of Wells Fargo
Bank and Scott Ricci, WMFR commissioner.
The committee first formed in 2007 to help the dis-
trict select the facility survey firm that recommended the
improvements to Stations 1, 2 and 3, as well as remodel-
ing the district's new administrative office building.
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, was
completed by Ross Built this year for $307,000. The
facility was remodeled with the exception of kitchen
cabinets and bathrooms. Repairs and renovation work
for Station 2 are expected to be more extensive than Sta-
tion 1, according to WMFR Chief Andy Price.
In 2011, Ross Built remodeled the district administra-
tive offices, 5217 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Prior to the unanimous vote of Commissioners Ricci,
David Bishop and Chair Randy Cooper, Ricci said, "I'm
not entirely comfortable with the design-build," and
would liked to have chosen an architect for the district,
but because it was not an option, he accepted it.
WMFR Commissioners Larry Tyler and Jessie Davis
Ricci, left, shakes
hands with Greg
Ross of Ross Built
SN Construction Co.,
following a May 17
district board meet-
ing where commis-
sioners chose Ross
to remodel Station
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6 E MAY 23, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Suddenly, it's summer
Well, it seems like it's summer. Memorial Day is
upon us, and the calendar is nudging June.
You know it's almost summer the Anna Maria
Island Privateers are hosting Snooks Adams Kids Day
Saturday. It's a right of passage into summer for youths
on Anna Maria Island.
Public school ends with an early release June 7.
And that should really spark the summertime feeling.
The first of June marks the "turnover" in rental
accommodations. Out with the old, in with the new
visitors. Welcome, summer friends.
And summer friends are frequently Florida friends.
They come loaded with kids and ready for kicks from
near more often than far, many from Lakeland.
You can do your own survey, or take our word for
it, but plenty of folks from Lakeland and around Polk
County have settled here or own rental property here,
and enjoy our beaches and the Island lifestyle.
And although it's not yet officially summer, the
summer weather pattern of afternoon thundershowers
has visited us during the past week, with much relief
for rain-starved lawns, plants and water reservoirs.
Another sign of summer is a sunburn. Because the
sun is higher in the sky, and the day is longer, there's
a better chance of overexposure. And the reflection of
the Gulf water and white beach sands enhance those
Just keep in mind that a sunburn is a burn to the
living tissue of your skin and be careful out there.
Lather up with sunscreen and wear protective cloth-
And it's boating season. Expect to see Kingfish
and the Coquina Beach boat ramps busy from now to
Labor Day with folks looking to wet a line or cruise the
As we approach the Summer Solstice, which occurs
June 21, the days become longer. On June 21, the sun
is at its highest point in the sky. Following that day, the
sun follows a lower path in the sky until we reach the
From an astronomical viewpoint, the solstice, or
equinox, is the middle of the season, and thus, we're
working now up to the peak of summer.
Yes, it's summertime here. And, hopefully, the
living is easy. At the very least, the beach is more attrac-
tive than ever as one of the great free things to do.
Bring on the heat.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day, and, please,
take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen
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Thanks From AME
Anna Maria Elementary School receives support
from our Island community like no other school. We
are so fortunate to have volunteers, service clubs and
businesses that assist us in educating our children.
Three folks who deserve special thanks are Beach
Bistro owners Sean Murphy and Susan Timmins and
volunteer Christine Callahan.
Seven years ago, we began our "edibles gardening
program" with our fourth-grade students. Christine was
earning her certification as a master gardener and got
us started. The success of our first spring harvest got
us thinking about how to distribute the food between
the kids and that's when the Bistro made their gener-
ous offer to take our harvest and turn it into a gourmet
luncheon for our students.
How many kids get to not only grow food in school,
but see and taste it turned into a gourmet meal from one
of the finest restaurants anywhere?
Every year since, the Bistro has funded the replen-
ishing of our Earthboxes and every year Christine returns
to give our kids the garden-to-table experience.
This year, a new lesson was added. We were invited
to take our winter harvest to Bistro's little sister restau-
rant, Eat Here, and every student was taught to make
their own spring rolls from the vegetables they grew.
And then, of course, to eat them.
It is with gratitude and appreciation that I submit
this letter on behalf of our students and staff. When
adults in this community selflessly give, with no expec-
tation of reward or recognition, our students learn the
most valuable lesson of all.
Cindi Harrison, Anna Maria Elementary School
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
sends out a big thank you to the Fifth Annual Wedding
Festival host sites, sponsors, committees, volunteers
and local press.
It is your dedication and enthusiasm to this event
each year that makes it such a beautiful and unique
event. The AMI Chamber of Commerce would like to
recognize your outstanding efforts. When you attend,
volunteer and showcase at this event, you not only
promote your own business, but you help our Island
maintain its place as the "Beach Wedding Capital of
Florida," while at the same time bringing tourism to
our beautiful community and Manatee County to the
benefit of all.
As the event chairperson, I am humbled by your
professionalism, expertise and commitment in making
this festival like no other, with its personal style, ele-
gance and beauty.
A heartfelt '"Thank you!" to each and every one of
you that participated in the event and best wishes to you
all for continued success in all that you do.
Deb Wing, AMI Chamber of Commerce vice presi-
dent and wedding festival chair
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County clerk of court excludes FISH, CVHS
By Mark Young
In a memo dated May 10 from Manatee County
Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. "Chips" Shore, the
county-owned Florida Maritime Museum is separat-
ing its responsibilities from the Florida Institute for
Saltwater Heritage in Cortez.
The memo was issued to FISH, Florida Maritime
Museum supervisor Karen Riley-Love, director of
employees and public relations Christine Clyne, deputy
director public relations and human resources Cathy
Slusser and the Cortez Village Historical Society.
A museum audit released early this year follow-
ing the departure of its former director raised issues
between the museum, FISH and CVHS when it came
to the handling of funds and fundraising.
Those requirements were not being met, accord-
ing to the audit and the three entities have since
engaged in discussions on how they can work together
while meeting the mandates set forth by the Florida
Communities Trust grant, which helped fund purchase
of the 1912-Cortez schoolhouse, now the museum.
Discussions since the release of the audit have
been cooperative, but Shore's May 10 memo and pro-
cedures for the museum make it clear the museum
must cease supporting FISH and CVHS.
Shore writes the reason for the clarification of
responsibilities is to "retain funding and assure com-
pliance with the laws of Manatee County and the state
A sticking point in the arrangements has been use
of the museum county property for FISH and
CVHS fundraising activities. The FCT stipulations
make it clear that funds raised on museum property
are to be retained by the museum, Shore said.
Shore reiterates that point in the memo while out-
lining his department's commitment to the museum,
staff and volunteers. The memo clearly states the
museum's responsibility will be exclusive in the
future, separating itself from FISH and CVHS.
Specifically, Shore writes, the clerk's office will
"account for all funds raised at the site and ensure, as
required by the FCT, they go towards the operation
and restoration of the museum."
FISH and CVHS also had been using the muse-
um's gift shop to sell goods for their coffers, but
Shore ends that practice with the establishment of
a Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum organi-
zation that will "collect donations, raise funds and
operate a gift shop at the museum."
However, Shore provides the museum may make
purchases from CVHS, FISH and other vendors,
but revenues earned by the gift shop will go to the
Any future special events held on museum prop-
erty will benefit the museum, as opposed to past prac-
FISH, CVHS and other organizations will now
need to apply and pay fees to use the museum facili-
ties, buildings and grounds for special events.
Museum staff has in the past aided FISH with its
activities, but Shore also eliminates that assistance,
stating, "employees of the Florida Maritime Museum
are solely employees of the Manatee County Clerk
of the Circuit Court and their duties shall pertain to
the scope of their work for the museum."
The Florida Mar-
lif is housed in the
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The Manatee County Property Appraiser's Office
issued its estimate of the total market value of property
in Manatee County and reported Anna Maria Island
property values increased 21.6 percent from the preced-
ing year. The PAO reported the combined market value
of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria
was $1.762 billion. Actual taxable value, however, was
lower because of school, church and government assess-
Following a stormy, three-hour session in which
attorney Conrad DeSantis of North Palm Beach rep-
resenting developers Steve Noriega and Robert Byrne
- repeatedly threatened legal action against the city,
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board approved pre-
liminary plans to develop the Villa Rosa subdivision on
South Bay Boulevard. The proposed subdivision would
be a gated community with 11 home sites.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said she
would place discussion of a city-owned skatepark on the
Holmes Beach commission agenda after attendees at a
Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting agreed the park
might help keep Island youth off the streets at night.
Whitmore said Holmes Beach was the best location.
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HB code board finds stop-work violation, fines $1,000
By Kathy Prucnell
A divided Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board
May 17 found Beach to Bay Construction violated a stop
work order and imposed a $1,000 fine due by the end
of the business day.
City code board secretary Jan Gorman reported the
contractor had paid the fine May 18.
Board attorney Michael Connelly said the payment,
even though a day late, substantially complied with the
code board order.
Before testimony began at the hearing, two members,
board chair Don Schroder, identified his business rela-
tionship with 9 Solutions, a subsidiary of Beach to Bay,
and member Michael Klotz, acknowledged a longstand-
ing business relationship with Shawn Kaleta, a principal
of Beach to Bay Construction. Both members recused
themselves from voting.
Board alternates Renee Ferguson and Marvin Gross-
man stepped in for Schroder and Klotz.
Vice chair Michael Faarup presided over the hearing,
which included testimony from city officials, resident
Mary Buonagura and Louis Najmy, attorney for Beach
The city had red-tagged the Holmes Boulevard
fies May 17 con-
cerning Beach to
work at 5608
during a hearing
of the Holmes
Beach Code I
Construction work at 5608 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, was the subject of a May 17 code board hearing
where Beach to Bay Construction was found in viola-
tion of state building codes for resuming work before
the city lifted a stop-work order. Islander Photos:
property Jan. 23 due to unpermitted construction work
related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency
50 percent rule and the contractor's removal of walls not
designated in the original plans, according to building
inspector Bob Shaffer.
Code enforcement officer David Forbes was the first
to testify, and he provided a history of the violation for
the code board.
Forbes testified that at a Feb. 28 city commission
meeting, the mayor had announced the 5608 Holmes
Blvd. red tag would be lifted and instructed the city attor-
ney to contact the Beach to Bay attorney to that effect.
Forbes also testified that at approximately 1 p.m.
Feb. 29, before any building official had lifted the stop
work order, he and HBPD Officer Brian Copeman visited
5608 Holmes Blvd. and observed workers as well as Jim
Moss of Beach to Bay motioning and telling the workers
to "get off' the job site.
Also at the hearing, Forbes said the city issued a
notice of irreparable and irreversible work in violation of
the Jan. 23 order because the Beach to Bay work that day
preceded the building official's red tag removal which
occurred March 6.
He referenced the state building code prohibiting
work on red-tagged sites until the city building official
notifies the contractor he can resume work. The only
exception, he added, was for work necessary to bring a
project into compliance or to remedy an unsafe condi-
A fine of up to $5,000 may be imposed for the irre-
versible irreparable violation, Forbes said, adding that
while the city wasn't seeking the full amount, it would
like "to see some kind of penalty," if only as a deter-
Najmy said it was "the intent of the city to have the
red tag removed and the intent of his clients to not work
until it was removed.
"It is my testimony that I spoke to my client, and
when they heard the attorneys had settled it, they jumped
the gun," Najmy said. Still, he added, the city had to show
work performed to prove its case, and "the facts show no
work had been performed."
Responding to Najmy's argument, Faarup said
attorneys don't get to decide who lifts a stop order, and
"people on the job site were ordered to do something."
Faarup also allowed long-time resident Mary Buo-
nagura to offer testimony relevant to the violation.
She testified that on Feb. 29 she saw people and
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white-paneled trucks on the property. "When they're
walking with implements in their hands, my assumption
is that they're working."
Buonagura said work at the property had been ongo-
ing throughout the red-tagged period.
Dye concluded, "The evidence is clear there was a
violation on the property," and the intent of Beach to Bay
doesn't mitigate the violation.
"Were the crews at the site to start work or were they
hanging out on their day off?" Dye asked. He said there
were "a stack of e-mails and discussions" between the
city and the violator, including threats of litigation against
"Both sides were walking on eggshells," trying to
"get I's dotted and T's crossed," and then the developer
"pushes the envelope.
"He's a violator in the city who pushes the envelopes.
There was a very serious stop work order that wasn't
respected," Dye said.
Grossman first moved to find Beach to Bay in viola-
tion and set the fine at $250, then changed his own motion
to impose a $350 fine.
His motion was amended to increase the fine to
$1,000 by member Renee Ferguson.
Ferguson, Grossman, Faarup and Tom Creed voted in
favor of increasing the fine, and members Ted Geerhaerts,
John Wize and Andy Sheridan voted against the increase
in the fine.
Once amended, a 6-1 vote approved the motion for
the violation, including the increased fine. Sheridan was
the sole dissenter.
Sheridan later said he believes the code board should
determine findings of guilt separate from the fine in the
future. He added, had it been separated, he'd likely have
been able to vote in favor of a violation.
THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 23, 2012 0 9
Bradenton Beach hires Anna Maria's planner
By Mark Young
Six companies answered Bradenton Beach's call
for proposals for a city planner, three showed up at the
May 15 special meeting of the city commission, and one
walked away with the job.
Alan Garrett of B.A. Garrett and Associates, cur-
rently the city planner for Anna Maria, will be the new
city planner for Bradenton Beach, and will retain his
Responsibilities in Anna Maria.
The city began pursuing a
fulltime planner to free up building
^- official Steve Gilbert to focus on his
primary code enforcement duties.
Speaking to commissioners
S before they made their decision, Gar-
Garrett rett said, "I would like to say that one
thing I do bring is accessibility, and
can work at city hall several days a week."
Commissioners were impressed with Garrett's pro-
posal, particularly the price of his services, but expressed
concern about potential conflicts of interest that may arise
between the two cities.
"I checked with the (Anna Maria) mayor and city
attorney, and they don't see it as a conflict," said Garrett.
"They see it as a nice mix. We have a great process (in
Anna Maria) and keep things moving."
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh, speaking via video call
from Utah, said she spent a great deal of time reviewing
the proposals, but liked Garrett's best.
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of his own company and his price," she said. "Some of
the other proposals were almost overkill. He has experi-
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recommend we hire."
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said some of the other
proposals and fee schedules were confusing, and the price
"seems high to me," he said.
ZNS Engineering, the firm currently contracted to
work on the city's land-development code, presented a
proposal that Gatehouse said had too many services pro-
posed for what the city was asking.
"I had Mr. Garrett's firm at the top of my rating
chart, followed closely by ZNS," said Gatehouse.
"For our purposes, we don't need a lot of the services
offered by other companies. We need a planner. If we
need something else, we can go out and get that when
Gatehouse said his two priorities in choosing a plan-
ner were accessibility and price, and Garrett's proposal
fit both those categories.
"I want to give our residents the bi '.lI bang for
their buck," he said.
After determining there would be no potential con-
flicts for Garrett to work for both Bradenton Beach and
Anna Maria, Mayor John Shaughnessy called for a
Commissioner Gay Breuler motioned to approve
Garrett as the Bradenton Beach planner, which was sec-
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Plea deal results in some dropped charges
By Kathy Prucnell
Following a plea to several felonies, the state dropped
charges against Charles H. Leonard last week in 15 of the
20 or more burglary cases that resulted from a chase and
search through Cortez in December by
several law enforcement agencies.
-V Notices that "criminal charges
will not be filed" were entered in the
court record May 14 and May 15 by
assistant state attorney Pamela Buha
in 15 separate burglary files.
Leonard Leonard signed an acknowl-
edgement and waiver of rights in
April to four grand theft auto charges, armed burglary
with a firearm and burglary to a structure.
A hearing June 27 will determine his penalty the
Manatee County trooper
named officer of the year
Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Darrel Carroll patrols
the roads of Manatee County with devotion and fairness,
according to fellow law enforcement officers.
For his dedication to duty, Carroll was named the
2012 Officer of the Year May 17 by the Manatee Hundred
Club at the Bradenton Country Club.
On hand for the celebration were Manatee County
state attorney Earl Moreland, Manatee County Supervisor
of Elections Bob Sweat, former FHP Major Ron Getman,
former Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers, Manatee County Sher-
iff Brad Steube, Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine
and Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale.
Carroll, who primarily has the difficult task of work-
ing crash scenes in Manatee County, was humbled by the
recognition, thanking a large crowd of his fellow law
enforcement officers, who attended the ceremony.
There were eight nominees for the recognition,
including Longboat Key Police Chief Al Hogle, who
died three weeks ago in a tragic motorcycle accident.
Two Bradenton Beach officers and one Holmes
Beach officer were among this year's nominees. HBPD
officer Brian Copeman was up for the award, as were
BBPD Detective Sgt. Leonard Diaz and Sgt. Shane She-
maximum being life, minimum 10 years but Leonard's
plea "requests a sentencing hearing with a cap of 22 years
in the department of corrections."
Two additional cases against Leonard still are being
investigated by the Manatee County State Attorney's
"I believe there's one file that he's not entered an
admission," which is still being investigated, and "another
one there's been a plea," Buha said.
Leonard is being held in Manatee County jail without
bond on a parole violation from a previous sentencing in
September 2010, stemming from a July 2010 arrest for
fleeing and eluding police in a stolen car.
His December arrest involved several units of the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office, a helicopter and a K-9
unit, and Bradenton and Palmetto police departments.
According to sheriff's office reports, a small handgun
was found inside the stolen vehicle Leonard had been seen
driving. After the arrest, he reportedly admitted to stealing
the car and other vehicles, and to numerous burglaries.
Leonard's sentencing will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday,
June 27, before Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge Janette
Dunnigan at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Roadwatch, May 23-30
Marina Drive between 59th and 62nd streets in
Holmes Beach has been closed the past week for storm-
water improvements, but should reopen this week,
according to Bob Shaffer of the building department.
Traffic was diverted onto 59th, 60th and 62nd streets
to Holmes Boulevard and back onto Marina Drive.
Installation of new sewer lines on North Shore Drive
in Anna Maria near the Cypress Avenue intersection by
the Manatee County Utilities Department is under way
and the project is expected to take several months to com-
plete, according to an MCUD press release.
Traffic on North Shore Drive should not be affected
by the work, the press release said.
Daytime only repairs to the Longboat Key Bridge/
State Road 789 continue this week, but the project should
be completed by the end of May, a Florida Department
of Transportation spokesperson said.
The east sidewalk of the bridge and Greer Island
- often called Beer Can Island near the bridge are
closed. The draw will open for boaters on demand.
Work is scheduled through Saturday, May 26, during
the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Information on the bridge project is available online
A crew is at work
between 59th and
S 62nd streets on
forced vehicles to
detour around the
work area, but the
project is expected
to finish some time
this week, accord-
ing to Holmes
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Island police blotter
May 12, 100 Cedar Ave., petit theft. A complainant
reported her father's memorial bench was missing, telling
a Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy the last time it
was seen was May 6. The bench was later located at the
Willow Avenue beach access, a block north of its former
location. However, the memorial plaque was missing
from the bench.
May 8, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, grand theft.
A complainant reported that several items were stolen
from her home. At press time, the MSCO deputy reported
he had not yet received all of the information from the
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
May 12, 5100 block of Cortez Road, warrant. A
42-year-old Bradenton Beach woman was arrested on
outstanding warrants after attempting to take a cab from
the Clam Factory following a night of drinking. Upon
arriving home, the woman told the cab driver she could
not find any money and asked to be taken back to her
vehicle. En route back to the Clam Factory, the driver
was ordered by his dispatcher to stop and contact law
enforcement. A MSCO deputy attempted to resolve the
situation on scene. The woman offered to pay the $17 fare
by check, but doing so was against the taxi company's
policy. She then attempted to borrow the money from
the deputy, offering a credit card, which was declined.
The deputy did a record check and found two active war-
rants, one each from Polk and Brevard counties. She was
taken into custody on the warrants and charged with petit
May 16, 117 Bridge St., domestic battery. Police
responded to a call of domestic violence at the Sports
Lounge. While en route to the call, a police officer
observed a woman fitting the description of the suspect.
The officer made contact with the woman, who did not
initially want to cooperate, but reported to the officer that
she and her husband had been arguing. Police made con-
tact with the husband at the Sports Lounge, and he said
they had been arguing all day. Upon exiting the establish-
ment, the husband noticed his car had been damaged. His
wife allegedly admitted she had run into her husband's
vehicle with her own. She then reportedly said she was
going to drive her vehicle into a building, at which time
the husband called 911. The woman also was alleged
to have slapped her husband in the face before leaving
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May 13, 600 Manatee Ave., theft. A witness reported
a male and female taking a kayak from Westbay Cove
condominiums. The witness reported to police that he
didn't want to report it right away, thinking the female
may have been the victim's sister. Upon contacting the
victim, it was discovered that the person taking the kayak
was unknown. The kayak had been locked to a post, but
the lock was cut.
May 10, 6300 Flotilla Drive, petit theft. A male
complainant reported a woman's teal-and-white 26-inch
Schwinn Cruiser bicycle stolen. He had rented the bike
and left it outside of his condo.
May 10, 200 block of 85th Street, vehicle burglary.
A complainant reported someone had stolen his GPS unit
from his unlocked vehicle. Finger prints were secured at
May 10, 5400 Marina Drive, drugs. A 24-year-old
Bradenton man was arrested for possession of marijuana
and knowingly driving on a suspended license. Michael
Bergbreiter Piazza was stopped by police after the officer
noticed an expired tag. Upon approaching the vehicle,
the officer reported smelling burnt marijuana. Piazza was
secured at the scene and gave permission for officers to
search the vehicle, where they found .09 grams of mari-
juana, 16 oxycodone pills, five morphine pills and 1.5
bars of Xanax. The report did not indicate if the suspect
had a prescription but, as of press time, had only been
charged with driving while license suspended and mis-
demeanor marijuana possession.
May 11, 6101 Marina Drive, criminal mischief.
While on routine patrol, a Holmes Beach police officer
noticed two broken window panes at Island Real Estate.
A brick was found inside the business. The damage was
estimated at $200.
May 9, 5800 block of Marina Drive, theft. A female
complainant reported a bicycle stolen from her front yard.
She told police she typically locks the bike up, but had
not done so the previous night. It is described as a red,
21-speed Raleigh with a white basket.
May 11, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle bur-
glary. A mother and daughter reported the passenger side
window of their vehicle had been broken and both of their
purses were stolen. The value of items was listed at $630.
Finger prints were secured at the scene.
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stolen. The total value of items stolen was $750. Finger
prints were secured at the scene.
April 29, 500 block of 68th Street, burglary. A
complainant reported a burglary to her residence where
a silverware set valued at $1,500 had been stolen. Police
observed a possible entry point at the rear sliding-glass
door and secured finger prints at the scene.
May 12, 5410 Marina Drive, battery. A woman
reported being punched in the face by another woman
while at D.Coy Ducks. Witnesses interviewed at the
scene told police the two women had been arguing, and
confirmed that one woman did punch the other before
leaving the establishment. The woman was identified and
cited for misdemeanor battery.
May 12,4000 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Police were
called to a disturbance where a woman reported that her
juvenile brother had been hit by a car during a dispute
over a parking space. A second female was accused of
hitting the boy, but told police she had been waiting for
the parking place and, as she began to pull in, the boy ran
into the space to hold it for his sister. The woman reported
the boy had slammed his fists on her hood when she told
him he could not save the parking space. Witnesses on
the scene verified the woman's story of the boy hitting
the car, and the sister and brother were asked to leave the
beach parking lot.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County I, i ,rf's Office.
To report information on a felony crime, call Man-
atee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on an Island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.
Regardless of location, in the event of an emer-
gency, call 911.
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Artists win guild
fall calendar spot
Winners of the "The Best of Anna Maria Island"
2013 calendar to be available in early September -
were announced at a recent meeting of the Artists' Guild
of Anna Maria Island.
Winners will have their artwork featured on the cal-
endar. Jo Anne Curtan won the first place, Ralph Garafola
second place, and Joan Voyles was third. Honorable men-
tion went to Joan Stephens.
The calendar will be available at the Artists' Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and local
retail stores. A portion of the proceeds will help the guild
in its endeavors and to encourage artistic endeavors of
For more information about the guild, call the Guild
Gallery at 941-778-6694.
invites view of Saturn
Your last chance this year for a close up view of the
spectacular rings of Saturn is near.
Weather permitting, the Bradenton/Sarasota Deep
Sky Observers will host its final Sidewalk Astronomy
event of the 2011-12 season.
The group's high-quality telescopes will be available
to view Saturn, Mars and other celestial objects as they
become visible in the early evening skies.
The last of the winter-spring season observer events
will be 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the city field,
5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The events are free.
For more information, call Brian Hawkes at 941-342-
9632 or go online at www.lgdso.com.
CrossPointe Fellowship will have a new Sunday
schedule this summer.
Worship service starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 27,
and subsequent Sundays, with small group worship for
all ages to follow the service.
The church is at 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-778-0719.
Pate makes dean's list
Furman University of Greenville, S.C., announced
Jessica Pate, daughter of David and Deborah Pate of
Holmes Beach, has been named to the 2012 spring semes-
ter dean's list.
Pate is an undergraduate at the liberal arts college of
She earned a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher on
a four-point system.
The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of
the milestones in readers' lives. Send notices and pho-
tographs to firstname.lastname@example.org or 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.
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It's time to roll up your sleeve, donate blood and pick
your favorite charity.
Wildlife Inc., the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, and the Anna Maria Island Privateers will par-
ticipate at the Island 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.
Successful blood donors may designate a charity for
the $100 donation, or a combination of the three chari-
The annual event collects blood for the Florida Blood
Services, and generates income for local charities.
An anonymous family foundation pledges $100 for
each blood donor to benefit the charities.
Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation, a nonprofit
based in Bradenton Beach is dedicated to care for several
thousand orphaned and injured wild animals each year,
and promotes wildlife education in the schools and at
events. The group will use the foundation donations as
part of its general budget to feed hungry mouths.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will use
the foundation donations to fund youth scholarships. In
addition, a donor will receive a free annual center mem-
bership redeemable by Aug. 15, or a $25 coupon toward
an adult or youth sport fee good through April 1, 2013.
The Privateers will use the anonymous family foun-
dation for its youth scholarship award program.
Air conditioning, snacks and beverages are provided
at the event.
Walk-ins are welcome or appointments may be sched-
uled before the event online at www.fbsdonor.org.
Island Players 64th
A thriller, modern dramas and comic romps will
delight Island theatergoers when the Island Players
returns for its 64th season in the fall.
The proposed schedule of performances are "Post-
mortem" by Ken Ludwig, Oct. 4-14; "The Dixie Swim
Club," Nov. 29-Dec. 9 and "Til Beth Do Us Part," March
7-24, both by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie
Wooten; "A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody" by Ron
Bernas, Jan. 7-Feb. 3; and "37 Postcards" by Michael
McKeever, May 9-19.
Subscriptions for all five shows are on sale through
Sept. 1 for $90. Sponsorship opportunities for the play
production also are available.
For more information, call 941-778-5755 or go
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Community notices, events
Attention community organization representa-
tives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club
and organization events, happenings and projects
on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit
Send press releases and photos with detailed
captions to email@example.com or 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Remember to
include complete contact information.
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The Anna Maria Island Privateers are hosting the
58th annual Snooks Adams Kids Day 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 26, at Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd.,
Kids and families are welcome. Admission is
Sponsored by The Islander, the event features
games, face-painting, a treasure hunt, beads, the pirate
ship, Skullywag, and much more.
Privateer Marco Polo will share exciting high-seas
adventure stories at the event.
Participants will feast on hot dogs, pizza and soda
- free for kids. A donation is requested of adults.
Kids are encouraged to wear pirate gear and enter
the dress-like-a-Privateer contest, which will be judged
at the beginning of the day's festivities stay tuned
for the contest time.
W. H. "Snooks" Adams started the event in
1954 when he took a Jeep full of kids on a cook-
out to the south end of the Island. Snooks' outing
grew and later moved to Manatee Public Beach, and
the Lion's Club and other residents helped grow
the event. In 1980, Snooks turned Kids Day over
to the Privateers, but continued raising money and
supporting the event until 2010. He died in May
Adams grew up with five brothers and three sis-
ters, built many of the Island seawalls, was a com-
mercial fisherman and resided on Anna Maria Island.
A member of the Privateers, he served in the Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office he was the first patrol
officer on the Island and from 1963-1978 was the
police chief of Holmes Beach.
The Privateers continue the tradition, and now host
as many as 800 kids each year.
As a local nonprofit organization, the Privateers
sponsor community and local youth events throughout
the year, and offer a scholarship award program for
Manatee County high school students heading to col-
Adams' name and legacy live on, especially on
Kids Day. Privateers' spokesperson Lisa Ritchey said
the Privateers are proud to continue the "Snooks"
Adams Kids Day tradition.
For more information, call Cindy "Bubbles"
Swager at 941-920-3989 or go online at www.amipri-
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At a past years'Kids Day, young pirates line up on the Privateer ship for the pirate look-alike contest.
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Artists Mariarosa Rockefeller and Roger Rockefeller
show their work at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Their exhibit runs through June.
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Rockefellers in June
"Flora and Fauna" will be the featured exhibit in June
at Island Gallery West.
The art of Mariarosa Rockefeller and Roger Rock-
efeller watercolors, pencil drawings and photography
- will be exhibited through June 30.
The Rockefellers have concentrated on mastering a
number of art mediums since retiring from teaching at
Utica College of Syracuse University.
Regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday at the gallery in the S&S Shopping Plaza, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 941-778-6648.
World Oceans Day
A World Ocean Day family festival will be held 11
a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Mote Aquarium, 1600
Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
"Oceans of Inspiration," Mote's World Oceans Day
event will spotlight the ocean's connection to humans
and the power of the world's greatest resource.
The festival is free with the Mote price of admission,
$17 for adults, $16 for seniors over 65, $12 for ages 4-12
and free for ages 3 and under.
World Oceans Day, a holiday declared by the United
Nations in 2009, is officially observed June 8.
This year's Mote event will feature games and crafts
focused on green practices, and marine science and con-
servation exhibits by local organizations, including Long-
boat Key Turtle Watch, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program,
Sarasota Bay Watch, Manatee County Natural Resources
Department, Sarasota YMCA, Stow It-Don't Throw It,
Mote's high school alumni program, Mote's Education
Division, Tampa Bay Watch, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida, Inc. and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun
Oceans of Inspiration sponsors include IKEA, Winn
Dixie, Insurance and Benefit Consultants, the Sarasota
Herald-Tribune and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of
Commerce Young Professionals.
Official sponsors of World Oceans Day are the Asso-
ciation of Zoos and Aquariums, the Ocean Project, Dr.
Seuss and Random House Children's Books.
For more information or to offer sponsorship of the
event, call Stacy Alexander at 941-388-4441.
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Thursday, May 24
10 a.m.-noon- Coffee with the Commissioner, Paradise Cafe,
3210 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5827.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Power Squadron, United States
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, National Safe Boating Week free
vessel checks, Coquina South ramp, Bradenton Beach, and Kingfish
Boat Ramp, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-895-6189.
Friday, May 25
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Power Squadron, U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, National Safe Boating Week, free vessel
checks, Coquina South ramp, Bradenton Beach, and Kingfish Boat
Ramp, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-895-6189.
Saturday, May 26
10 a.m.-2 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers 58th annual
Snooks Adams Kids Day, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd.,Anna Maria.
8:30-10p.m. Bradenton/Sarasota Deep Sky Observers, Side-
walkAstronomy, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
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. Informa-
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., coffee and conversation for seniors at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
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. Informa-
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits atAnna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street
Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-906-
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.
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Even the most diehard Florida native will acknowl-
edge the Florida summers are often too hot to enjoy a full
Festivals, markets and other activities often disap-
pear until cooler weather returns, but while Floridians
and visitors sometimes avoid the midday heat, evenings
signal a return to activity.
Bridge Street Market manager Melissa Enders is
hoping to capitalize on the desire to enjoy an evening
out by providing something fun to do.
"In the past, we tried to run the (daytime) market
through June, but it got too hot for everyone," said
Enders. "So I wanted to try a night market and see how
Enders said the focus of the BSM Saturday night
market will be on family fun.
"Summertime is a time when kids are out of school,
so why try and find a baby sitter for a few hours when
families can come down and have some fun," said
Market hours will be 5-9 p.m., with live music 6-9
p.m. Enders said food vendors, such as Philly's Finest
will return for the night market, but much of the food
being featured will be kid-oriented and dessert focused,
such as gourmet Popsicles.
"We'll also have cupcake girls, and the object is for
families to enjoy our restaurants and then come to the
market for dessert," said Enders.
Enders said family activities will include a miniature
golf tournament, and live music. "We are going to try
and have a workshop tent where kids can craft their own
souvenirs from Anna Maria Island."
Enders said she is hoping to rope off an area along
Bridge Street to include Segway racing.
"We'll set it up like an obstacle course," she said.
"It will be timed and the winner will get a Segway gift
June 2, World Ocean Day family festival, "Oceans of Inspiration,"
Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Fee applies.
June 2-3, Anna Maria Island Privateers, Wildlife Inc. and Anna
Maria Island Community Center blood drive, St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-753-
June 9, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Cooking
for Kids/Summer Nights, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-488-4009.
June 9, Scallopalooza, Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling
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.
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draw over the winter, and hopes are high the night
market, beginning June 2, also will include fun events.
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certificate. The whole idea is to stimulate business across
The market is still a work in progress, even as June
2 approaches. Enders said she hopes to get Bridge Street
restaurants to set up booths at the market to offer visitors
a Taste of Bradenton Beach.
"We'll also try to incorporate at least one or two food
challenges, but we'll definitely be trying to do something
to benefit our charities," she said. "Through the season,
we put a lot of focus on our visitors. We still have tour-
ists in the summer, but we want to do something fun for
our locals, and that's what this night market will be all
Retail businesses and others along Bridge Street will
have an option to keep their businesses open later on
Saturday to take advantage of what Enders hopes will
be a large crowd.
"I've seen this kind of thing work well in my trav-
els," said Enders. "In Asia, there is nothing during the
day. It's all night markets and it's all so unique. The lights
go on and all these people come out and head for the night
markets, so I've taken a piece of my travel experience
and am trying to apply it here."
There is still room for more vendors.
"We want food vendors, but more of the snack type
of vendor," she said. "We don't want to take away from
our restaurants, we want to enhance them. Also, we only
want vendors who sell unique, handmade items."
For more information, contact Enders at meliss-
email@example.com or call 215-906-0668.
Dates for the market are June 2, 16 and 30. Pending
city commission approval, the market will continue July
14 and 28.
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Holmes Beach FAR discussion to be continued
By Kathy Prucnell
Although commissioners debated floor-area ratio rec-
ommendations proposed to rein in future construction of
large homes and mega-duplexes in Holmes Beach, no
consensus was reached at the May 8 city work session
to add any of the FAR proposals to the city's codes.
"We'll be starting off where we left off' on the FAR
discussion at the next city meeting said Commission
Chair David Zaccagnino.
The building focus group headed by Commissioner
Jean Peelen recommended the city set residential FARs
-the livable floor space of a home divided by the square
footage of the lot as one measure to curtail problems
brought to a head at a meeting in December last year
when focus groups were formed.
Peelen's group proposed a .30 FAR for duplexes
where a minimum lot size is 8,710 square feet, and .35 for
a single-family lot of the minimum 7,510 square feet.
No recommendation was made for the Residential
1AA zone on Key Royale, where the minimum building
lot is 8,000 square feet.
"What that means practically is that the square foot-
age of any house cannot be more than .35 of the square
footage of the lot. On a 10,000 square foot lot, the house
cannot be bigger than 3,500 square feet," Peelen wrote
in a memo to commissioners.
Peelen illustrated her recommendation with photos
of homes on 72nd Street, as well as the north side of the
500 block of 70th Street from the water, saying the photos
were a "great demonstration of just how large houses with
FARs of .34 and .36 really are."
She also pointed to focus group member Barbara
Marcheck's three-block study of 65th-67th streets in the
Residential 2/duplex zone. "Again, the FARs of the new
big houses are at least twice the size of older houses,"
"What is evident is that the new, large duplex houses
on all three streets are two to three times bigger than any
other house on the street," wrote Peelen.
Commissioner John Monetti said the problems
Holmes Beach is seeking to resolve through the focus
groups are related to R-2 neighborhoods, and if the city
chooses to implement a FAR ratio, "it's going to affect
all of Holmes Beach" even those areas "that are having
no problems at all."
City attorney Patricia Petruff said, "If you're going
to adopt a FAR, I think you're going to have to do it for
all residences." She said targeting zones could set the city
up for a legal challenge.
Non-conforming uses, lending interest rates, and
other unintended consequences might be created, Petruff
One such consequence might occur when builders
want to build on ground level, but then "trip over the
FEMA rule," which may require the building to be ele-
vated, said Petruff.
But, she said, the city is at a "crossroads," and needs
to take an assessment of its "citizens' expectations the
people who live here year-round and what it is they're
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said the com-
mission should be careful not to impact the wrong people.
She asked if she wanted to add a sun room on her small
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72nd St., Holmes Beach, has a .34 floor-area ratio cal-
culation, which illustrates the size allowed within the
new guidelines being considered by the city commis-
sion. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell
house, would she be required to seek a variance?
Peelen replied, "It would depend on the size of the
Commissioner Pat Morton said FAR, if approved,
would affect only new construction.
And Monetti suggested the city should not get into
"Some people drive by and like them," he said refer-
ring to the multi-story duplexes. "They like them better
than the 1950s homes built on the ground. But to say,
you can only build one way, it really takes away property
Zaccagnino said he wanted to prevent the larger
houses being built in the future. He didn't want Holmes
Beach to be turned into a "Bird Key" a development
of large, expensive homes in Sarasota.
"We're not legislating taste," he said. "They could
build colonial or whatever."
Commissioners will continue their FAR discussion,
and their review of other focus group recommendations
in a work session following the 7 p.m. meeting Tues-
day, May 22, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
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A memorial 1
By Rick Catlin
Phillip Van Der Woulde and his wife are winter resi-
dents of Anna Maria.
Although he won't be here to celebrate Memorial
Day, May 28, or Veterans Day, Nov. 11, he will be in
"I can tell you that every May 30 and Nov. 11 is my
time to honor the Allies and the veterans and those who
died in the war," Van Der Woulde said.
"Wherever I am, I remember."
Van Der Woulde was born in Leeuwarden, Nether-
lands in 1938. He believes he owes everything to the
Allies for what they did for him and his country in World
"I can't be here, but I will be in spirit," he said before
returning to Europe for the summer.
Too young to fight in the war, Van Der Woulde grew
up with the war, which started in Europe in 1939. His
earliest memories are of the war, not of playmates, toys
Reading the Greatest Generation story recently about
John Mitchell of the U.S. Army Air Force in WWII, Van
Der Woulde said he couldn't help but think maybe Mitch-
ell was in one of those American bombers that flew over
the Netherlands almost daily during the war, bombing
targets in Europe and occasionally in his home country.
"At age of 6, the war was all I knew. Rationing, the
soldiers knocking down doors at night, looking for people
in the resistance or rounding up men for a labor gang."
When he heard shots at night, he and his family knew
the Nazis had just killed another member of the Dutch
underground, the Orange Brigade that secretly fought the
Nazi occupation and helped downed Allied pilots and crew
get safely back to England and provided the Allies with
intelligence on Nazi troop movements and strength.
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night for a labor detail. His mother said his father had
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her a liar and struck her on the mouth.
"They tore the house down, but they didn't find my
father. He was hidden above a closet," Van Der Woulde
Even at his young age, Van Der Woulde knew about
the Dutch underground resistance movement to the Nazi
\ ly father said he couldn't join because it was too
risky for him. He could not afford to leave his family
with no one to help them. But he knew people in the
resistance," he said.
Van Der Woulde remembers his family talking about
friends in the resistance who were caught by the Gestapo,
the dreaded Nazi secret police. If he or she wasn't shot
immediately, they would disappear forever.
"After the war, those people never came back. They
had been killed by the Nazis," he said.
His morning memories are the best, Van Der Woulde
said. He remembers how he and his friends would gather on
a nearby hill to watch the Allied bombers heading toward
targets in Europe. Sometimes, they even bombed towns in
the Netherlands that were occupied by the Germans.
"We would all cheer when we saw the bombers.
They even bombed Leeuwarden," he said. "The Luft-
waffe (German Air Force) had a fighter base nearby and
we would be so happy when they dropped bombs on the
base. We could see the explosions."
Sometimes the bombs fell on the town and Dutch
people were injured or killed. And occasionally the
British, who bombed only at night, would come over
and bomb the base. Van Der Woulde and his friends
still cheered their efforts, even though night raids often
bombed the town by accident.
The Allies had landed in Normandy, France, June 6,
1944, and Van Der Woulde and his family finally began
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Van Der Woulde did not know then the Allies had
decided to bypass the northern Netherlands in favor of a
direct route across the Rhein River into Germany.
He remembered how happy everyone became in
spring 1945 when the news spread the Germans were in
"The weather got better and the bombers returned to
the sky. The Americans during the day and the British at
On April 15, 1945, the Canadian Army liberated
The Dutch men who had collaborated with the Nazis
were tried and shot by their countrymen. The women who
had become girlfriends and, in a few cases, brides of the
Germans, had their heads shaved, their possessions taken,
and were forced out of the town.
Such was the fate of those who believed the Nazis
would win the war, he recalled.
"To this day, I cannot take pity on them. They
betrayed our country."
For Phillip Van Der Woulde, his memories would no
longer be only of war, but of growing up as a little boy
in the Netherlands.
But watching the bombers instilled in him a belief
that he would like to be a pilot.
After schooling, he enrolled in pilot training and
received all his licenses. He was having difficulty find-
ing a job until he heard about an opening with Lufthansa,
the German national airline.
"It was a job. The war had been over more than 20
years and I needed to work to support my family," Van
Der Woulde said.
He would fly for Lufthansa for 30 years, eventually
becoming pilot of a B-747 on the Frankfurt-New York
He and his wife, also from the Netherlands, then
retired in Germany.
He still remembers the war and how the town of
Leeuwarden celebrates its liberation from the Nazis every
April 15. He goes for the celebration as often as he can.
"I still remember the American bombers and the
Canadian soldiers. For me, they will always be something
special," he said.
Although they will not be here for Memorial Day,
Van Der Woulde and his wife asked that people remember
all the brave men and women of all the Allied countries
who died in the war.
"I will be here in spirit on Memorial Day," he said.
"I will always remember the Allies and the bombers."
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Wedding fest: Big success
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce vice
president Deb Wing earned a round of applause at the
chamber's May 16 board meeting when she announced
the May 5-6 wedding festival, which she chaired, profited
$12,132 for the chamber.
The chamber sponsors the yearly event and moved
it to May this year for a two-day affair and the hope of
putting heads in beds.
"I had $10,000 as a goal, so we met our goal," Wing
said. The 59 vendors at the festival also did well, she said,
with some $18,000-plus in sales.
In other business, board members discussed the
upcoming membership drive 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 31-June
1, and plans for a new member orientation 5:30-6:30 p.m.
June 21 at the chamber office.
"It's important that the new members get here and
get educated about our website," board president Karen
As an incentive for membership, $25 the admin-
istrative portion of the member fee will be waived
during the drive.
Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman gave a
review of the recent Holmes Beach city festival.
The festival more than doubled its bar sales from
the past year, and Brockman said it was a success for the
Barry Grooms gave a presentation on the Island Busi-
ness Expo planned for August.
The exposition will help businesses sustain growth
and economic balance during difficult times, he said.
How to obtain funding for business growth will be
another topic, along with other business-related dis-
cussions. Several speakers are scheduled for the event,
Board member David Teitelbaum said no community
organizations including the chamber have taken
advantage of the offer to have free ads on the trolley.
The only cost to the non-profit organization is the
$75 per trolley to prepare the ad, he said.
Teitelbaum added that the trolley "has really eased
congestion on the Island," particularly this past season.
He also spoke about the current effort by Island cities
to enforce noise and nuisance ordinances, and asked local
media for help.
Stories about noise complaints don't stay in the local
media, but go all over the world, he said.
Teitelbaum said these problems "hurt our ability to
bring the type of tourists we want" to the Island.
LaPensee reminded members that BP is still paying
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BP has about $7-$8 billion remaining in its claim fund,
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Lynn Zemmer, owner/broker of Edgewater Real
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the size of her office, thanks to the flurry of buying and
selling activity taking place on Anna Maria Island and at
With many years in both real estate and as a mortgage
broker, Zemmer said she is able to give her clients some
valuable knowledge of financing.
But for Zemmer and her staff, the daily slogan
remains the same.
"Executing excellence every day is our motto,"
"It's all about our customer service. It's what makes
us special," she said.
Edgewater Real Estate, 104 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach, is enlarging its office space and owner broker
Lynn Zemmer said she is considering an expansion
of staff at the same time. Celebrating are, from left,
iSho i. Hightower, Gerry Garber, Zemmer and Adam
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Reaching for excellence every day along with
Zemmer are Island resident Sharon Hightower, agent
Gerry Garber and property manager Adam Jenkins.
Zemmer said at the current growth rate, she may soon
be expanding the sales staff.
For more information, call 941-730-1294.
Chamber meets, drives,
mixes, plans Bayfest
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
announced a last-minute change in location for this
week's business card exchange. Chamber members will
now gather for the mixer at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23,
at the Village Cafe at Rosedale, 503 Pine Ave., Anna
Coming up, the chamber will hold a membership
drive 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June
1, at its office at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Businesses that join the chamber during the drive
will receive a waiver of the $25 administration fee to
become a member, among other incentives and offerings,
chamber administrator Deb Wing said.
In other business, chamber president Mary Ann
Brockman announced applications are being accepted
for the October 2012 Bayfest event, held annually on
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
The applications were approved by the board May
16, and the first vendor application was submitted May
17, Brockman said.
"The vendors know this event fills up fast," Brock-
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Bicyclist goes the distance in cancer fundraiser
By Kathy Prucnell
Jasper Curry will soon be embarking on what may
yet be the most challenging journey of his life.
He's trained hard and he's no newcomer to competi-
tion. He's raced sailboats since he was a fourth-grader
at Anna Maria Elementary School an Optimist, Laser
and 420. He has also taught sailing, and he earned a spot
on the University of Florida sailing team.
On May 27, he and 29 others will leave Baltimore for
Portland, Ore., as part of a larger group of 90 riders head-
ing to Seattle and San Francisco to benefit the nonprofit
4K for Cancer.
Supporters have backed Curry with more than
$5,000 in pledges, and the money raised will help under-
funded cancer patients to continue their treatments, he
Curry just finished his sophomore year at the Univer-
sity of Florida where he is majoring in economics with a
minor in business.
And for the past six months, in addition to study-
ing and working with an investor group in Gainesville,
he's been preparing physically for his trip, averaging
150 miles most weeks on bike paths around the college
Curry is well prepared for the emotional part of his
journey, as well. He is confident, yet humble. He says he's
looking forward to how "the ride will hopefully inspire
hope in others." It's been "a great motivator for me."
He became interested in the bike ride after viewing
it on Reddit, a social news media website, "just after
casually surfing the net," he says.
The 4K for Cancer bicyclists will meet hundreds of
people who have experienced cancer. They will travel an
average of 75 miles daily to different towns with break
days about once a week where they will participate in
presentations, dinners and other activities, such as free
Before the event, each rider is paired with people
they'll be meeting on the trip. And during the trip, patients
and riders keep in contact.
"When we get to their town, we will finally meet
Anna Maria Elementary School kindergarten teacher
Maureen Loveland catches up on old times with former
student Jasper Curry before he embarks May 27 on a
4,400 mile bicycle trip across the United States. Curry
will ride 70 days with 4Kfor Cancer, a nonprofit assist-
ing and supporting research and awareness for young
adults with cancer. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
them in person and get to know them better," Curry
All 90 cyclists equipped with a bike and appropri-
ate gear from the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
- will depart Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Curry's group to
Portland will head north and w\ ., t 11iiiugli Pennsylvania,
Ohio and the Midwest, and meet the San Francisco-bound
group in Boulder, Colo., for the July 4 holiday. From
there, they'll ride through Wyoming Teton National Park,
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boro, Pa. Other cities on the journey include Pittsburg,
Chicago, Omaha, Neb., Denver, Laramie, Wyo., and
Support vans ride along with the cyclists, who eat
and sleep along the way courtesy of schools, churches,
restaurants and others.
The 4K for Cancer was launched by students at John
Hopkins University in 2001. After seven years of affilia-
tion with Hopkins, and three years as its own nonprofit,
4K for Cancer became part of the Ulman Cancer Fund,
a group dedicated to fighting the effects of the disease in
young people started by Doug Ulman, a three-time cancer
survivor, first diagnosed at age 19. He is president of the
Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Curry hasn't met Ulman but, with a big smile, says
he hopes to someday.
Like the undergraduates that first started 4K for
Cancer, Curry will be seeking to combine his desire to
fight cancer in memory of a lost loved one with a dream
of cycling across country.
In the last few years, Curry lost "two very important
people in my life due to cancer," his grandmother who
died "despite receiving some of the best treatment in the
world," and family friend, Randal Stover of Anna Maria,
who was a "second dad to me." He showed Curry the
world of cars, auto shows, drag races and motor cross
He's dedicating his ride to both Stover and his grand-
"This will obviously be an emotionally charged
summer for me," he says.
Inspiration for Curry also has come from the support-
ive community of Anna Maria Island, he says. His teach-
ers and counselors at Anna Maria Elementary School
were the "very best."
"You couldn't ask for a better place to go to school,"
Cindi Harrison, guidance counselor at the school,
"was definitely a big influence on me. She always made
time to talk and support me through my studies," he
What's stuck with him over the years is her story
about how stepping on ants is bad. He remembers her
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Documented turtle nests: 19
Number of false crawls: 20
Number of hatchlings to the sea: 0
Things to remember
during nesting season
It is against the law to disturb sea turtles, hatchlings
or their nests. Sea turtles are protected by both the Federal
Endangered Species Act and the Florida Marine Protec-
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 flashlights 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 out-
side lights off and shield interior lights by closing drapes
Respect marked nests and do not disturb nesting
areas. While cleaning up after your beach visit is impor-
tant, 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, immediately contact the FWC.
For the birds
The FWC encourages beachgoers during bird-nesting
Keep a distance from nesting birds.
Keep out of posted areas.
Never intentionally force birds to fly.
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asking, "Would you want to be stepped on?"
"It makes me think about things from other people's
perspective," he says.
He's also been thinking about his ride from various
perspectives. "I am sure this ride will be the most physi-
cally and mentally demanding endeavor I have ever set
out upon," he says.
But, without hesitation, he says he's ready and armed
with a passion to look at things from the perspective of
During the trip, Curry will be bl'l'iin' at www.4Kj.
posterous.com. For more information about 4K for Cancer
and the cross-country trip, go online at www.4KforCancer.
THE ISLANDER U MAY 23, 2012 E 21
WMFR commissioners, challenger
to seek board seats
By Kathy Prucnell
All three West Manatee Fire Rescue commis-
sioners whose terms expire in November are looking
to retain their seats and newcomer Larry Jennis will
challenge incumbent Commissioner Jesse Davis in his
WMFR board president Randy Cooper the first to
announce his plan to seek another term filed his nomi-
nating petitions with the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections office prior to this month's deadline. Jennis
filed his petitions May 7.
Two incumbent commissioners, Jesse Davis and
David Bishop, said last week they also will run in the
November elections and will pay the $25 fee in lieu of
All candidates for the WMFR positions must be U.S.
citizens, residents of the district and registered voters.
They must file qualifying campaign forms and pay the
requisite fee, between noon June 4 and noon June 8 at
the county election office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 108,
Cooper was first elected as a commissioner in 2008.
In addition to being selected chair of the WMFR board
of commissioners, he is treasurer of the Manatee County
Fire Commissioners Association.
He's running again, he said, because he enjoys the
"community service aspect."
As to his management style, "I think it's important
to look at both sides."
A former volunteer firefighter in west Hillsborough
County, he served 11 years in the Florida Army National
Guard and moved to Bradenton from Tampa in 2003.
Cooper and his wife, Alba, volunteer for the Manatee
County Natural Resources Department by supporting
and assisting in NRD activities at the county-operated
Cooper is a civil engineer who enjoys woodworking
and is a second-year beekeeper.
Another commissioner seeking to remain on the
WMFR board, Bishop, is an architect by trade. He
was selected by the WMFR board to fill the seat that
became available when former Commissioner John
Rigney moved out of the district in July 2011.
Bishop will be running for election to a two-year
term while the other candidates are looking to fill four-
A life-long district resident, Bishop said, "from an
outsider's point of view, I see a very well run opera-
"With the level of service, for $250-260 a year for
each household, I like it," he said.
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With respect to the budget issues, he's against any
service cuts because, he "couldn't live with it, if there's
a single loss of life."
Fellow commissioner Davis a 20-year veteran
of the WMFR board is running again for the board
because, "I like what I do. It's a challenging position."
He said he's qualified because of his understanding of the
issues, and that he's "up there trying to save the taxpay-
Asked about his most important contribution, he said
it was during the "countless hours" put into the 2000
merger of the Westside and Anna Maria fire districts.
Davis favors the current remodeling because of the
district's "woefully inadequate" fire stations, "where
guys are living in cramped quarters, in 20- to 30-year-
With respect to the past criticisms from former
Holmes Beach Commissioner Al Robinson, he said the
70-page report by Commissioner Larry Tyler vilified
the district and addressed "c \ ci i lhing" from pension to
budget to management issues.
He noted that the district has had good reports from
auditors each year, and the pension board advises on the
pensions, which are regulated by the state.
"When I first got on, I wanted to make sure our
people were well educated, equipped and trained," he
"Unfortunately now, cutbacks are being balanced on
the backs of our people. I know all those people. I think
we have a good crew. I knew Andy (Price) when he was
a little kid," said Davis.
Davis is a former Manatee County Republican exec-
utive committee member, and 30-year employee of the
Manatee County Utilities department, retiring Aug. 1.
As the only challenger, Jennis will be vying for the
seat currently held by Davis.
Jennis became interested in the district after attend-
ing the Citizen's Fire Academy in March and April, he
said. He was impressed with the district's "extraordinary
level of service" and "amazing staff," and he's decided
to make this his first bid for public office.
Jennis brings a total of 14 years of management
experience. He's currently owner of a residential repair
and remodel company, and previously a manager for
WCI Community luxury home builders.
He called last year's state-imposed requirement
for firefighters to contribute 3 percent to their pensions
"horrible." He described it as essentially "a pay cut."
While he sees challenges ahead with the chief
and deputy chief retiring in the near future Jennis has
the time, interest and inclination and wants to contribute
his management experience to the district.
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Dips rolls over competition in youth basketball
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Tegan Purtill poured in 32 points to lead Dips Ice
Cream to a 57-40 victory over Integrity Sound during
Anna Maria Island Community Center Premier Division
basketball action May 15. Purtill also contributed nine
rebounds and four assists for Dips, which also received
13 points and nine rebounds from Jerry Mayer in the vic-
tory. Justin Gargett and Connor Field both finished with
4 points and nine rebounds.
Burke McCampbell-Hill paced Integrity Sound with
16 points and five rebounds, while teammate Joey Carder
finished with 11 points, five rebounds and two assists.
Thomas Pears and Pierce Hogan both finished with 6
points to complete the Integrity Sound scoring in the
Anna Maria Oyster Bar defeated Integrity Sound
34-17 in premier division action May 14. Max Miller's
12 points and 16 rebounds paced the Oyster Bar, which
also received 10 points from Ryan Gilman in the vic-
tory. Julius Gomes with 8 points, and 4 points from
Neahmiah Goode, completed the Oyster Bar scoring.
Carder's 9 points and 4 points and five rebounds
paced Integrity Sound in the loss.
Gettel Toyota slid past Walter & Associates 12-9
during 8-10 division action May 14. David Daigle
scored 6 points to lead Gettel, which also received 2
points apiece from Tuna McCracken, Andrew Austin and
Hannah McCracken in the victory.
Tori Walter led the Walter & Associates team with 4
points and 10 rebounds, while Joey Thiel finished with
3 points and Callen Achor added 2 points.
Beach Bistro remained atop the 8-10 division
standings with an 18-4 victory over Island Real Estate
May 14. Franklin Valdez led the way with 12 points
and 31 rebounds. Jack Groves, Luke Marvin and Ava
Zink each added 2 points to complete the Bistro scor-
Daniel Sentman and Conal Cassidy scored 2 points
apiece to lead Island Real Estate in the loss.
Walter & Associates rolled past Ross Built 54-37
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in 11-13 division action May 16. Jack Walter and Mark
Miller each scored 22 points and pulled down 15 plus
rebounds to lead the Associates, which also received 6
points and five rebounds from Seth Walter in the vic-
Jake Ross scored 15 points and Andrew Ross added
10 points to lead Ross Built. Levi Lengel chipped in with
8 points in the loss.
Sandbar Restaurant blasted Eat Here 50-25 during
11-13 division action May 16. Jean-Paul Russo poured in
26 points and Dayton Modderman added 12 points and 15
rebounds to lead Sandbar, which also received 10 points
from Corey Jacques in the victory.
Michael Latimer scored 12 points and Adam Clark
added 6 points and 12 rebounds to lead Eat Here in the
Holy Cow Ice Cream used a balanced scoring attack
that saw no one scoring double-digits, but all seven play-
ers scored at least 2 points in a 38-21 victory over South-
ern Greens in the final 11-13 division game of the eve-
ning. Moriah Goode scored 8 points, while Trent Boring,
Rory Houston and Joey Stewart scored 7 points apiece.
Jonathan Lallement and Austin Morrow finished with 4
points each, while Leo Tilelli completed the Holy Cow
victory with 2 points.
Southern Greens was led by Andrew Zink's 19 points
and 14 rebounds and 2 points and nine rebounds from
George Lardas in the loss.
Adult basketball rolls on
Gator Man Pools continues to lead the pack with
a 5-0 record in the adult coed basketball league at the
center. Beachhouse Restaurant is right on Gator's heels
with a 4-1 record, followed by Sun at 3-2. Bowes Imaging
Center, B.Y. Construction, the Feast and Beach to Bay
Construction follow in the standings, all with sub .500
With only three regular-season games remaining,
there's not much time for teams to move up in the stand-
ings or to improve a team's playoff seeding. The playoffs
get started June 12 with the championship game sched-
uled for June 22.
Gator Man Pools showed why they're undefeated in
first place with an 83-36 victory over Sun May 15. Aaron
Dudeks paced Gator with 32 points and 11 rebounds,
while Sean Hubbard finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds
and one blocked shot. Evan Wolfe added 13 points and
Chris Smith finished with 11 points in the victory.
Nate Coleman's 22 points and 6 points from Lisa
Worthy paced Sun in the loss.
B.Y. Construction earned its second win of the
season by edging the Feast 51-48 behind 22 points and
11 rebounds from Matt Ray. Eric Gledhill added 16 points
and eight rebounds, while Chuck McCracken finished
with 6 points in the win.
Jonathan Moss scored 15 points and Robert Serrano
added 13 points to lead the Feast, which also received 11
points from Brent Moss in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-
hole, individual-low-net-in-flight match May 15. Penny
Williams grabbed first place in Flight A with a 3-under-par
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finished in a three-way tie for second place N ill mu.i liiiig
Sue Wheeler carded a 6-under-par 26 to grab a four-
shot victory in Flight B over Tootie Wagner, who finished
alone in second place with a 2-under-par 30. Mary Selby,
Markie Ksiazek and Liz Lang finished in a tie for third
place at 1-under-par 31.
Tocco managed a birdie on hole two, while Lang and
Ksiazek each had chipins on the day.
Walker Steve Doyle was the only one to earn three
required wins in pool play and was the undisputed cham-
pion during May 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria
City Hall horseshoe pits.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War-
mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
MAYSO signup ongoing
Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization is hold-
ing tryouts for its traveling soccer program, Manatee
Tryouts will be held May 29-June 6 at G.T. Bray Park
soccer fields, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton.
There will be two tryout dates for each age group and
players are encouraged to attend both sessions. Players
will register 5-6 p.m. and tryouts will be 6-7:30 p.m. The
schedule is as follows:
May 29: U9-U10 boys and U9-Ull girls.
May 30: U11-U12 boys and U12-U14 girls.
May 31: U13-U16 boys and U15-U16 girls.
June 4: U9-U10 boys and U9-Ull girls.
June 5: U11-U12 boys and U12-U14 girls.
June 6: U13-U16 boys and U15-U16 girls.
Mayso invites all area players to participate in its
competitive soccer program. For more information, go
online at www.mayso.org or e-mail Kevin Cassidy at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Neil Fellowes at treasurer@
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National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25.
Free safety vessel checks will be offered during
the week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day except Wednes-
Anna Maria Power Squadron and the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 will be on hand
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denton Beach, and at Kingfish Boat Ramp, Holmes
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Love bug arrival signals tarpon time
By Capt. Danny Stasny
If you haven't noticed, we're starting to see the
arrival of love bugs on Anna Maria Island, and you know
what that means? Tarpon.
For some reason, when the love bugs arrive, you
can bet our annual migration of tarpon is close behind.
Sightings of the tarpon are occurring daily from Longboat
Key northward to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Decent
numbers of fish are arriving, although the full moon tides
in June will be the peak time to target the infamous silver
king. For bait, tarpon fishers are using threadfin herring,
pass crabs, shiners or pinfish.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is
fishing the beaches and around Bean Point in search of
tarpon. Gross likes to have an assortment of baits, includ-
ing pass crabs, small blue crabs, threadfin herring and
shiners. His trips are averaging three or four hookups,
with most fish being in the 80- to 100-pound range.
Moving into the backcountry Gross is still seeing
consistent action on redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-
and-release snook. For these backwater species, Gross is
fishing the outgoing tides with live shiners. Keeper-size
reds and trout are being caught as well as snook up to 32
Capt. Warren Girle also is fishing the beaches and
passes for tarpon. In the morning, Girle is working in
the passes. In the afternoon, he moves off the beaches in
search of schools of fish. Girle's clients are hooking up
to 10 silver kings per trip with most fish being in the 80-
to 120-pound range. For bait, Girle is using pass crabs,
threadfin herring and shiners.
Although Girle is primarily targeting tarpon, he's
still managing to get a little flats fishing in. Girle is using
top-water plugs or Berkley Gulp shrimp to target shallow-
water redfish in Sarasota Bay. Most fish being caught are
in the slot of 18-27 inches, although larger fish are being
caught, too. While targeting redfish, Girle's charters are
catching keeper-size spotted seatrout.
Elvis at the South bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge Fishing Piers is seeing good action for migratory
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species in the early mornings. Bonito and Spanish mack-
erel are dominating the bite. Pier fishers using Gotcha
plugs are catching good numbers of fish, while fishers
using shrimp or fresh-cut greenbacks are doing equally
well. Remember, if you're going to use bait for these fish,
use a long shank hook. This helps prevent the mackerel's
sharp teeth from cutting your line.
Pier fishers in search of something to put on the
dinner table are targeting mangrove snapper under the
pier. Best catches are occurring on the evening tides. For
bait, fresh-cut greenbacks are a sure thing. Average size
of the snapper is 12-14 inches.
Spotted seatrout are being caught around the south
pier. Again, pier fishers are getting best results during
evening tides and at night. To catch these trout, pier fish-
ers are using live greenbacks or shrimp rigged with a
small split shot. By drifting baits out with the tide, fish-
ers are catching spotted seatrout in the 15- to 20-inch
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing decent
action on bottom fish, such as black drum and redfish.
For both of these species, pier fishers are baiting under
the pier to get the bite. For the black drum live shrimp is
working and for the reds, catch-your-own live shiners are
good bait. Keeper-sizes of both drum and reds are being
Spanish mackerel are frequenting the Rod & Reel
Pier. Early morning fishers using white spec rigs are get-
ting the bite. If you're not sure what a speck rig is, stop
by your local tackle shop and ask for one. A spec rig
consists of two small jigs on one leader. They are known
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Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters
is fishing north Sarasota Bay with good results. On the
incoming tides, Johnston is fishing around Longboat Pass
for flounder. "Have your net ready when you get them
boat side," warns Johnston. "Flounder love to spit the
hook when they see the boat."
Flounder up to 18 inches are being caught on live
Also on the incoming tides, Johnston is seeing an
abundance of bonnethead sharks inhabiting the grass
flats. Johnston likes to carry live shrimp in the boat just
for this reason. He feels that the bonnet heads will bite a
fresh-cut shrimp better then a live shiner. When hooked,
these small sharks provide excellent action on light
As the high tide peaks and begins to change to outgo-
ing, Johnston is fishing grass flats adjacent to mangrove
islands in search of redfish and spotted seatrout. For both
species, Johnston likes to free-line live shiners to get the
bite. Average size of the redfish is 18-22 inches. For the
spotted seatrout, Johnston says he's catching 10 under-
sized fish before catching one in the slot. "There are a
lot of little trout out there right now," says Johnston. "If
you're persistent, you can catch some keeper-size fish."
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters
says his fishing experience has been steady this past
week. Howard reports spotted seatrout feeding heavily in
water depths of 1 to 6 feet in Tampa Bay. A shiner rigged
on a 2/0 hook with 3 feet of 25- to 30-pound fluorocarbon
leader is Howard's rig of choice. He likes to concentrate
fishing on the edges of dropoffs and in the potholes along
the flats. He reminds fishers to use a dehooker to release
the fish and protect the slime coat.
Redfish are being found on the flats, in potholes and
around mangrove islands at high tide. Howard suggests
using a popping cork to draw attention to your shiner to
help get the bite. "Some big schools of redfish are feeding
when the tide is on the move," Howard says.
Snook are starting to feed heavily as they prepare to
migrate to the beaches for their spawning season, he says.
"Although snook numbers are down, my clients have
been landing some nice snook 30 inches long," Howard
Shiners work fine for these linesiders. For a trophy
snook, Howard suggests switching to dead bait, like
threadfin herring, ladyfish, mullet or a shiner and mash-
ing the bait so the smell spreads. "Use a circle hook and
leave the rigged pole in the pole holder," Howard says.
"Big snook are lazy and will readily hit dead bait thrown
into a white, sandy pothole."
Howard notes the volume of tarpon invading our
waters, saying it may increase in numbers as the summer
progresses. "Patience, a lot of luck and the right bait will
help you to hook up to these formidable foes," Howard
says. "Mullet, pinfish, big shiners, threadfins and crabs
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Longboat Key police
chief killed in crash
Al Hogle, Longboat Key police chief, was killed
May 14 in a motorcycle crash in North
According to Longboat Key Police
Capt. Bill Tokajer, Hogle was riding
with a group of friends in the moun-
tains of North Carolina when the crash
Capt. Tokajer said Hogle was a great man, a good
mentor, as well as his boss, and they were close. "He was
a friend and a good Christian," Tokajer said.
Hogle, who was in his early 60s, was formerly with
the Sarasota Police Department. He served on the Sara-
sota City Commission, and also as mayor before taking
the position of chief of the Bradenton Police Department.
He served as Longboat Key's police chief for the past 10
"The entire Longboat Key police department is
grieving," Tokajer told NewsManatee. He will be greatly
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday,
May 24, at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
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A ceremony will follow at the Sarasota National Cem-
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Memorial donations may be made to the Police
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sonwheels-sarasota.org; Shriner's Hospital, shri-
nershospitalsforchildren.org; All Faiths Food Bank,
allfaithsfoodbank.org; and Angel Flight, angelflight.
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Joanne (Cotte) Blourne
Joanne (Cotte) Blourne, 75, of Bradenton, died May
10. She was born July 13, 1936 in Claremont, N.H.
Mrs. Blourne came to Holmes Beach in 1973 and
worked at Webbs Drug Store, Eckerd and CVS/Pharmacy
for 26 years as a cosmetician.
Donations can be made to Tidewell Hospice & Pal-
liative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Mrs. Blourne is survived by daughter Diane Col-
morgen of Bradenton; granddaughter Alexis; and great-
Michael Wesley Nelson
Michael Wesley Nelson, 51, of Bradenton Beach,
died May 14. He was born November 15, 1960, in
McMinnville, Tenn. He was raised in Painsville, Ohio,
and graduated Riverside High School in 1979.
Mr. Nelson worked for Weller Roofing for the past 20
years. He was an avid fisherman and loved the water.
A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his daughter Megan;
granddaughters Alexis Marie and Shianne Faith; mother
Emma Jean; father Wesley; sister Brenda Norris; nephew
Tyson Norris; niece Heather Johnson; four grand nieces
and nephews; his dog Lovey; and former wife Chris.
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Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
207 66th St., Palm Tree Villas, Holmes Beach, a mini resort
with four 2bed/lbath, two Ibed/lbath and two studios with pool
was sold 05/02/12, Sawe to PTV LLC for $2,050,000.
103 81st St., Holmes Beach, a 3,800 sfla / 4,752 sfur
7bed/51bath pool home built in 2011 on a 64x80 lot was sold
04/25/12, Pakbaz to Gray for $1,850,000; list $2,295,000.
891 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,997 sfla 3bed/2bath
bayfront home built in 1956 on a 50x150 lot was sold 04/27/12,
Tennis Property Development LLC to Scanlan for $817,000; list
515 56th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,592 sfla / 2,447 sfur
3bed/2bath/lcar bayfront home built in 1952 on a 108x129 lot was
sold 05/01/12, Holmes to Brooks for $705,000; list $759,900.
120 Beach Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,543 sfla / 2,936 sfur
2bed/2bath home built in 1984 on a 50x100 lot was sold 04/26/12,
Ciccarello to Harrison for $685,000; list $699,000.
108 Park Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 75x100 lot was sold
05/04/12, Walker to Duvall for $625,000.
228 Periwinkle Plz., Anna Maria, a 1,512 sfla / 2,039 sfur
2bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1987 on a 130x125
lot was sold 04/30/12, Markee to Badger for $600,000; list
401 80th St., Unit A, Turtle Towers, Holmes Beach, a 1,582
sfla / 2,539 sfur 3bed/2bath land condo with pool built in 2010
was sold 05/02/12, Preston to Kluiber for $485,000.
320 Harden Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,540 sfla / 2,457 sfur
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1983 on a 75x108 lot was sold
04/30/12, Badger to Scarland for $450,000; list $449,900.
830 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,467 sfla 3bed/2bath
home built in 1949 on a 133x78 lot was sold 05/01/12, Drive Buy
Inc. to Romine for $435,000; list $469,000.
2511 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 3,068 sfla / 4,556
sfur 5bed/4bath duplex built in 1997 on a 50x100 lot was sold
04/27/12, Arnsberger to Rosenberg for $385,000; list $400,000.
104 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,248 sfla 2bed/lbath
home built in 1974 on a 50x103 lot was sold 05/02/12, Greene to
Dean for $332,000; list $349,000.
6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 305, Westbay Point & Moorings,
a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built
in 1979 was sold 04/26/12, Tackler to Homer for $325,000; list
512 56th St., Holmes Beach, a 988 sfla / 1,640 sfur
2bed/lbath canalfront home built in 1954 on a 85x107 lot was
sold 04/27/12, Rocco to Van Epp for $310,000; list $329,500.
3216 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 2,240 sfla / 3,171 sfur
4bed/4bath duplex built in 1987 on a 50x100 lot was sold
04/30/12, Bayfield Supplies Ltd to Hirsh for $308,000; list
122 52nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,000 sfla / 1,076 sfur
Ibed/lbath half duplex built in 1973 on a 31x74 lot was sold
04/30/12, Gutierrez to Giammatteo for $305,000.
240 17th St. N., Unit 29, Bradenton Beach Club, Bradenton
Beach, a 1,268 sfla / 1,396 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared
pools built in 2004 was sold 04/27/12, BBC Bay Side Resort LLC
to Dean for $280,000; list $299,000.
3801 E. Bay Drive, Unit 110, Sunbow Bay, Holmes Beach,
a 2,316 sfla 2,518 sfur 4bed/3bath condo with shared pool built
in 1981 was sold 05/02/12, Cipolla to Townley for $260,000; list
214 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 53x145 lot was sold
05/01/12, Wellum to Island Savvy Ventures LLC for $239,000.
4001 Gulf Drive, Unit 105, Beach Townhouses, Holmes
Beach, a 1,106 sfla / 1,305 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car condo with
shared pool built in 1984 was sold 05/03/12, Nau to Lisi for
$200,000; list $229,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty ofAnna
Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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two computer speakers, Kinyo, $5. 941-795-
TWO TVs: SONY 55-inch 1080 LCD, works great,
$200, Toshiba 24-inch built-in DVD/VCR, great
condition, $100. Call 941-730-3228 or 941-778-
2316, Jeff or Jean.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.
a Jesse Bsson BrOsAssociate, GI
DEEPWATER-JMc 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
FLORIDA DREAMS REALTY
5358 Gulf Drliv, Holme ~aCFL 34217
$375,000. 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 club-
house. Enjoy nearby Robinson Preserve, walking, biking
trails, fishing and kayaking. Call today, 941-447-1506.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
lectibles. 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,
OUR DAILY BREAD: Volunteer servers needed. 9
a.m.-noon. Call 941-745-2992, ask for Penny.
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.
EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Classified ads
must be submitted by 2 p.m. Friday, May 25. The
Islander office will be closed Monday, May 28, in
observance of Memorial Day.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
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,
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sands Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
'Full 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.
i Residential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
g Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
* References available 941-720-7519
Marble & Granite Inc.
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
rez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
I --KN Bed: A bargain!
Ki_.- t cci Fill & Twin,
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"Movers Who Care"
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.
PROFESSIONAL CHAUFFEUR AT TAXI PRICES
AIRPORTS WE GO ANYWHERE
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
Donation drop-off, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733
ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY Fire Hall yard sale: 8
a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27.
Yes, we have it all! Restaurant dishes, glasses,
plates, eclectic items, nautical, sports, holidays,
clothes, indoor-outdoor furniture, TVs, tools and
much more. Free coffee and fun, see you there!
201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
INSIDE YARD SALE: All must go, household, fur-
niture. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May
25-28. 206 81st St., Holmes Beach.
ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, ARTWORK, trea-
sures galore! 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 26.
424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
FOUND I-PHONE. FURTHER information can be
obtained at HBPD 941-708-5804.
LOST NECKLACE AT beach or Fern Street, Anna
Maria. Gift from my kids. Call Karen 941-778-
LOST CAT: DARK grey tabby, lost in area of
Holmes Beach Business Center. Has a chip,
responds to whistling. Call 941-778-3360.
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,
1989 560 SL MERCEDES. RED! Garaged entire
life, kept her in gorgeous condition. Only 87,840
miles. $11,000. 941-592-9270.
1998 DODGE DURANGO 4x4. 5.9L. Mechani-
cally excellent condition! Michelin tires, depend-
able transportation, $2,500. 941- 592-9270.
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-
SEADUCED WATERCRAFT ADVENTURES: Pon-
toon and deck boat rentals from $99, sunset
sailing, $39/person. Tours, nature, Passage Key,
Egmont Key. Yacht tours, Egmont Key and off-
shore. Yacht rentals, 28-foot Carver available for
1986 DEHLER 25-foot sailboat. Retractable fin
keel! Hondo outboard. Great condition, really fun
boat! $8,900. 941-962-0232.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Goes in
really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone
who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mer-
cury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery.
Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.
FOR HIRE: PART-time receptionist for local area
motel. Flexible hours and some weekends. Phone
OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT: Small home business
in Holmes Beach, owned by a German couple
needs an absolute reliable employee to handle
the whole process of wholesale business and
handling of additional eBay shop. The person
should be in the office Monday-Friday from
about 10 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. (Friday until
2:30 pm) circa 100 -110 hours a month. Salary
will be $1,200 in the beginning and will increase
to $1,600 per month when trained. The duties
and responsibilities will be: receive orders by
phone, fax or online, create invoices with Quick-
books software, pack and prepare items (with
stamps.com) for shipping. USPS pickup service
will collect mailings daily. Employee must be
able to create statements and to post payments
in Quickbooks. Administrative duties must be
done. Assistance is available by using remote
access from owner to the computer in office. The
owners live in Germany and will be in Holmes
Beach two or three times a year to do executive
duties. If you are 200 percent trustworthy, have
the necessary skills and will be able to provide
the duties described above please contact me
ASAP by email: email@example.com. I
will stay on AMI from May 24-May 30 to make
decisions. A retired person who is interested in
an easy and expandable business will be perfect.
Partnership or profit sharing may be possible in
addition to payroll payment. Job sharing is also
Design Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc.
Custom Building Contractor
& Build New Homes, Decks, Porches
License #RR0066450 Additions and Renovations
Call Office 941-795-1947 Cell 941-462-2792
ATTN: AREA BUSINESSES:
Need computer help? If I don't have your
answers, I know someone who will. Start
to finish, network setup, printer help, and
continuing support... Give me a call.
e-SOtkSOlUtSM MS business network / computer solutions
Socko Pearson, 941-799-1169, firstname.lastname@example.org
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EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Classified ads
must be submitted by 2 p.m. Friday, May 25. The
Islander office will be closed Monday, May 28, in
observance of Memorial Day.
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.
BABIES, PETS, PLANTS: Responsible, trustwor-
thy, fun and reliable 17-year old. Own transporta-
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.
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 solv-
ing for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, West-
coast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-4152.
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.
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
RETIRED CHICAGO POLICE officer drive your
car north or south. 941-746-5651.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL: RESIDENTIAL cleaning.
Insured. References. Hourly rates. Call Gayle,
TUTORING SERVICES: Specializing in algebra,
geometry, calculus, trigonometry and science.
Special needs students welcome. Grades 3-12.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or resort. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call
TIM'S TOTAL LAWN Care and handyman. Light
hauling, most lawns, $25. Also pressure washing.
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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, Holrn-:, 1:'.:I Ii"i 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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r : :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'
'y HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joesph LaBrecque *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
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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. 941-932-
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
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KEY ROYALE. Outstanding 5,000 SF 4BR home
with 3 full baths and 2 half-baths, two fireplaces,
elevator, heated pool, dock and loads of privacy.
Truly a gorgeous home!
ONE OF THE OLDEST BUSINESSES on Anna
Maria Island and in Manatee County. Rare Opportunity.
Just 100 feet to the Gulf, business and real estate. Call
r -Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA
.SI Gulffront home
'---, ,- located on quiet side
.,.. cathedral ceilings
and tile floors.
.A Granite counters in
kitchen amd top-of-
No3an 101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
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.
CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, win-
dows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pin-
nacle Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518.
Watch for the unveiling this
summer of our exciting
new community outreach
Pretty Gulf views from light,
bright, updated 2BR/2BA
condo. Turnkey furnished,
priced to sell at $289,000.
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker,
Ground floor with no one
above. Updated and spacious
2BR/2BA villa. Easy to see.
$109,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
Updated duplex on rare
oversized lot. $559,000. Call
Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-
PERICO ISLAND GATED COMMUNITY
Bayfront 3/2 with beautiful Rare buildbale lot in exclusive
updates. Easy to see. Harbour Landings Estates.
$317,000. Call Josh Petitt, $199,000.Call NicoleSkaggs,
Realtor, 231-330-2083. Broker, 941-773-3966.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
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-
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental
units available for office/commercial spaces from
750-2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage
units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private
pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pri-
vate pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton.
No annuals. Call 941-794-1515.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1 BR/1 BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton
Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941-
2BR/2BA ANNUAL RENTALS starting at $850/
month. Call Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696
37 Years ofProfessional 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 1 BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month
BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
HUGE REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY
50% 70% off"2004-2006" PRICES
Top rated #1 & #2 hotels (rAdidsr)
+ Outstanding occupancy histories
SAll apartments cash-flow positive
SUnlimited owner usage
SBank fnancing available
La4urious 2/2 Apnaran
se1,00 m 375,000
1,400 alr from $375,000
372 df 1/1 fiom $125,000
727 df2/1 from $29,000
Cal David Teitelbaum, Realtor 941-812-4226 or
Liz Codola, Realtor 941-812-3455
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SA D A S I DS
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 -
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $700/week. 941-778-
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, WITH dock on Bimini Bay,
washer, dryer hookups, carport, $950/month.
http://goff-club.com/510B. 510-B South Drive,
Anna Maria. 941-795-0504.
ANNUAL RENTAL NEEDED: Small apartment,
efficiency or room with private bath, entrance,
north end Anna Maria. Single, quiet, no smoking,
drinking or pets. 941-685-0797.
EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: Classified ads
must be submitted by 2 p.m. Friday, May 25. The
Islander office will be closed Monday, May 28, in
observance of Memorial Day.
TROPICAL PALMS SENIOR park: Nice 2BR
mobile home on creek. Furnished, gated, pool,
washer, dryer, cable. $695/month annual. 863-
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 1 BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and ser-
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1 BR/1 BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1 BA,
extra bonus room. Across the street from Bra-
denton Beach private fishing pier. Beach and bay
access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 p.m. Saturday. 644 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Gorgeous water-
front 2BR/2BA, pool. James Adkins, 713-0635.
SO YOU THINK you know AMI real estate? 150
AMI homes were bought so far this year. 80 prop-
erties are currently under contract. The property
inventory is now under 300. What are you waiting
for? Let me show you the lowest priced 3BR/2BA
elevated home with garage, new construction to
current codes and private heated pool. Wait! This
deal just got better! Asking price just reduced
$30,000 to $419,000. Part of a two-home proj-
ect. The twin next door just sold this week. Not
a condo. Zoned R2 for weekly rentals. I've also
listed the lowest priced Gulffront condo and the
lowest price building lot on a canal. Read this ad
again and call Barry Gould, 941-448-5500. Island
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
VILLAGE GREEN LAKEFRONT: Rarely available
'D' model. Move-in condition, $145,000. Denise
Langlois, Coldwell Banker, 941-725-4425.
2008 HOLIDAY RAMBLER Imperial 44-foot motor
home. Loaded, with only 5,000 miles. Would con-
sider trade towards home on Anna Maria Island.
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.
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Ground level, canalfront 3 bedroom, 3 bath home
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ISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES
32 0 MAY 23, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
ISLAND RELAY CELEBRATES LIFE
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Cancer survivors take the first lap May 19 at Relay For Life while a young man wearing a Blake
Medical Center T-shirt looks on. Blake and Miller Electric were two of the relay's major sponsors.
The event benefits the American Cancer Society. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell
Robert Swearingen, of Bradenton, left, a sarcoma survivor,
watches the opening ceremonies at Relay for Life at Coquina
Beach May 19 with co-workers and caregivers Zanna Sam-
martino of St. Petersburg and Ann Sommer and her children,
Lizzie and Aiden.
Relay for Life committee members rally the troops at the
start of the 18-hour event at Coquina Beach. Participat-
ing teams keep a member on the track 1 p.m. May 19,
until 7 a.m. May 20 to illustrate "cancer doesn't sleep."
Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby proclaims May 19 "Power
of Purple Day" at Coquina Beach where about 250 Relay
for Life participants gathered. Also on stage: Marlene
Podguis, left, Kathy Hood, Bradenton Beach Commissioner
Gay Breuler and Nancy Ambrose.
Anna Maria Island Privateers take part in the
Relay for Life: Tim "Hammer" Thompson, left,
Ronald "Candyman" Fisher, Dee "Patch"
Lonergan; Kathy "Longlocks" Griffenkranz,
Sarah; and Cindy "Bubbles" I/', ,I/ -Swager.
INDIES By Ben Tausig / Edited by Will Shortz
1 One waiting in
7 "Who's there?"
12 Hank Aaron led the
N L in them four
16 British pols
19 Mark who won the
20 Alternative energy
23 Slogan for medical
26 Portuguese "she"
27 Tattoos, slangily
28 More than a quarter
30 "No surprise to me"
32 Like unworn tires
36 Persians who
protect their feet?
40 Took a break around
42 Was halting
43 Plant, of a sort
45 Not straight
48 "_ Beso" (Paul
49 Big twit?
50 Entitlement to cross
the stream first?
54 Conductor Toscanini
56 Singer DiFranco
57 Start of a "White
58 Pod-based entity
59 People who avoid
65 My __ Vietnam
66 It was published
four years before
68 "Snowy" bird
69 "If you can't behave
on this tour, I
swear you'll be
75 Forerunner of
78 State for which a
is named Abbr
79 Hunt's co-star on
"Mad About You"
81 Error indicator
82 Largest campus of
Long Island Univ
85 The title of this
puzzle, e g
86 One + one?
88 Big part of the dairy
90 Like much of
95 Tragic E R status
96 Cartoon pet of note
99 Play double Dutch,
104 Lost subject of a
hit Beatles song?
108 Working as a store
109 Disney princess
110 Part of a
111 Jobs creation
113 OBs, e g
114 Vietnam Veterans
version of the
122 Dark meat piece
123 Feminine suffix
126 Pompous person
127 "I'll have what
129 City near
2 Supreme Egyptian
3 Offended the nose
5 Choice words?
6 "I don't think so"
7 Part of a chain,
8 Studio sign
9 Trudge through wet
10 Dallas pro baller
11 "We'll teach you to
drink deep you
12 "Tommy," e g
13 Most inclusive
14 It has many servers
15 I care "
17 Stout alternative
18 Salmon, at times
24 Powered in either of
25 Chicago mayor
31 World leader
33 "Kubla Khan" river
34 On account of
35 Make magnificent
37 French "she"
38 Take a load off
39 Two-time N L
41 Obama's birthplace
47 Hardly sharp
50 Josh of "How I Met
51 Where to conform,
per an expression
52 Jason who's a five
time baseball All
54 Ages and ages
55 Director Nicolas
58 Car in "Gone in 60
60 City down the lake
from Buffalo, N Y
61 Oklahoma state tree
62 "Tristram Shandy"
64 Something you
might tap in
67 Mayo, e g
70 Projectionist's unit
73 Big suits
74 Entered slowly
80 Steel support for
81 People with
84 Some Camaro roofs
87 Swollen, as veins
88 Dynasty for
90 Big maker of
91 Accounts with keys?
92 Extra ones might be
94 News Corp paper
98 Look like a creep?
101 Prime years for
102 Consent form
103 Dead Sea Scrolls
105 Cary of "Robin
Hood Men in
106 Made whoopee
107 Some blades
112 With a sure hand
116 "You mean
117 Surveillance org
118 "Star Trek
119 D J 's purchases
121 Economic stat