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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992). January 5, 2005.
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Astheworldterns answer Privateer SOS. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Island happenings Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA $2 million budge for groins. Page 14AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year All-stars season. Page 20 Streetlife VOLUME 20, NO. 34 JUNE 27, 2012 FREE PLEASE SEE NEW BEACH, PAGE 4 PLEASE SEE TS DEBBY, PAGE 28 By Mark Young Islander Reporter A 75-year-old Holmes Beach man faces felony cruelty to an animal charge after what police say was a deadly attack on a great white heron. Laurie Pardee, 671 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, was arrested June 16 after allegedly shooting the heron with a .22 caliber handgun from his porch. According to police, Pardee shot the heron, but it did not die. Pardee then allegedly began beating the bird with a net and ultimately stomped it to death before throwing it into Tampa Bay. Three witnesses saw the incident and contacted police, who noted that Pardee initially admitted to the incident. The birds body was recovered. The Holmes Beach Police Department reported that a representative of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission During the investigation, Joyce Parker, 76, who was at the scene, also was arrested for felony tampering with evidence. According to the report, Parker attempted to hide the handgun from police by placing it in a closet under some linen. Police allege that Parker made several false statements during the investigation. Pardee was charged with felony cruelty to an animal and misdemeanor booked into the Manatee County jail. Pardee posted $1,500 bond the same day. Parker was charged with felony tampering with evidence and misdemeanor obstruction. She initially was held overnight on $1,500 bond, but was released on her own recognizance June 17, according to the MCSO website. Parker and Pardee were scheduled for arraignment July 13, at 9 a.m. Pardee ParkerKey Royale man arrested for shooting, beating bird County eyes major beach renourishment By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Manatee County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker is planning what he calls the central beach renourishment project for Anna Maria Island starting in 2014 or early 2015. Hunsicker told the Manatee County Tourism Development Council at its June 18 meeting that the project would encompass much of the middle portion of the Islands beaches, along with Bean Point and other Anna Maria areas. The major problem, he said, is funding the estimated $19 million project. It seems like every state along the Gulf of Mexico has a beach renourishment project planned, and 48 Florida coastal cities have applied to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for permits, along with funding by the state Legislature, Hunsicker said. Helicopter sprays to control AMI mosquitoes. Page 2 Law enforcement says No to Holmes Beach code warnings go out. Page 4 Tourism up, tax collection down. Pages 8-9 Island police blotter. Center direction search. Magistrate hired. Pages 10-11 County budgets BB groins. AM chickens move on. Pages 14-15 BB pier addresses dock issue. Page 18 Turtle party, nest count. Page 19 All-stars play out basketball season. Page 20 good start. Page 21 Page 22 24-27 TS Debby pics. Page 28 Obituaries Sandpiper lawsuit error. Page 2TS Debby drenches Island; threatens sea turtlesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Tropical Storm Debby meandered northeast through the Gulf of Mexico the night of June 23 and parked itself approximately 190 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storms most severe weather was to its southwest and, from where the storm stalled June 24, sent bands of heavy rains and tropical storm force winds across the Island. As of 11 a.m. June 25, the storm was moving north, northeast at 3 mph toward the Big Bend area of Florida. In Bradenton Beach, an estimated 1-3-foot storm surge June 24 sent Gulf waters within a few feet of the Moose Lodge, 135 Gulf Drive S. On the bay, choppy waters rocked boats loose from moorings, sending some slamming into the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Bradenton Beach police reported damage to the pier, but had yet to assess the damage as of presstime for The Islander. As of June 24, at least three small craft had sunk, with one small sailboat meeting its fate on the piers rocks. Reports of other boats sinking, including a houseboat in Cortez and one docked on a Holmes Beach canal came in Monday morning. The Rod & Reel Pier and Anna Maria City Pier both closed June 24. While the city pier expected to reopen at 4 p.m. June 25, the Rod & Reel had some repairs to make. As of Islander remained a concern for the National Weather predicted through Tuesday. Sixto 10-foot waves were expected to maintain the crashing effect on Island beaches, ing damage as of press time. According to Laurie Feagans, Manatee County chief of emergency management, emergency operations center personnel planned a June 25 meeting to discuss Debbys present and potential impact. Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine advised people planning a trip to the Island to delay those plans June 24, while heavy rains and As of Monday morning, Marina Drive was front of the Island Branch Library and Holmes Beach City Hall, where roadway waters measuring some 6 to 8 inches deep in areas. Rain totals from Sunday through Monday morning varied across the Gulf Coast, with some areas receiving up to 10 inches of rain. While TS Debby still in the Gulf, an estimated 3-5 inches of additional rain was forecast for June 25-26 in some areas. Storm forecasters with no real driving force in the atmosphere to push the storm one way or the other. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge linking Manatee and Pinellas counties was closed during the afternoon of June 24 and remained closed June 25 by presstime for The Islander. A boat broke from its mooring June 24 in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby, smashing it into the rocks next to the Historic Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach. The boat sank and spilled its contents. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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The mosquito population of the Island has increased dramatically in recent weeks, said Chris Lesser of the MMCD, because the insects have bred in the many locations of standing water from recent heavy rains. We hadnt aerial sprayed Anna Maria Island for around 15 years, maybe 10, Lesser said. Normally, theres not a problem on the Island, he added, and spraying with trucks has been effective in the past for AMI mosquito control. number of complaints about the size and number of mosquitoes on Anna Maria Island. An investigation revealed the spray trucks would not be able to eliminate the problem and it was time for the helicopter to spray. The districts trucks can only go 20 mph, while the helicopter travels much faster, and can spray the entire Island in one evening, Lesser said. The helicopter applied the control treatment over the Island June 21. A chemical that is non-toxic to humans and pets was used by the helicopter when it sprayed the Island, Lesser added. The days of using a spray harmful to humans and animals are long gone, he noted. although the helicopter doesnt wait for perfect condi tions. He cautioned Island residents not to be alarmed by a future. It will be the districts helicopter either making a Its only us, Lesser said. Information on the district and its spray schedule can be found online at www.manateemosquito.com Resi dents also may submit service requests for mosquito con trol on the website.Why do we kill mosquitoes? Mosquito control manages the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health, tourism and enjoyment. Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice throughout the world and especially in the tropics, where mosquitoes spread many diseases, such as malari a. MMCD recommends reviewing outdoor areas to eliminate mosquito breeding opportunities and taking actions, including: water. and swales. other small containers. HB v. BB: Lawsuit errs on Sandpiper name By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter On behalf of Sandpiper Resort Co-op, local attor the effect of a recent lawsuit served on Sandpiper Co-op Resort Inc. in Bradenton Beach. representing 120 owners in the mobile home park and the city of Bradenton Beach last month, seeking to void Bradenton Beachs 2008 quitclaim to Sandpiper of 27th Street, at the border of the two cities. Webbs motion asks the court to quash service of process because Doug Lefevre is not the registered Co-Op Resort Inc. It also states there is no such Florida Beach in the suit. The Florida Department of State Division of Corpo Inc. The Holmes Beach lawsuit asks the court to declare the street running east of Gulf Drive to Sarasota Bay on the north side of the park a public right of way. The suit seeks a court order requiring the Sandpiper to remove the gates and private property signs from the fence, and a portion of the fence to provide access from an adjoining Holmes Beach alley to 27th Street. The court assigned Judge Diane L. Moreland to the case. Attorneys for the two cities agreed June 1 to extend the time allowed for Bradenton Beach to respond to the complaint. A stipulation, signed by the respective city answer or other response. As of The Islanders presstime, no responsive pleadThe dispute first arose in December 2008 when Holmes Beach learned of the impending Bradenton Beach quitclaim deed and an ordinance in support of the conveyance. While Holmes Beach commissioners dropped the matter shortly after it advised Bradenton Beach of its objections to the quitclaim deed, the issue arose again last summer when the Sandpiper erected a fence, installed gates and posted no trespass signs along the border. Settlement discussions and meetings between the

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 3 C U S T O M H O M E S LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTLaw enforcement says no to illegal reworksBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter the beaches July 4 should heed a warning from Sgt. Dave Maria substation. He said state statutes require MCSO deputies to seize mine if the situation also warrants a citation for illegal And there will be plenty of deputies on Anna Maria beaches this July 4. Turner said he would have three extra deputies on patrol that evening, along with his regular complement of deputies. Additionally, the MCSO may have a tactical area control team searching the beach areas of the city on the There are usually about eight deputies on a TAC team and they would comb the beach in all-terrain vehicles, Turner said. The decision to use a TAC team is under consideration. permitted are allowed, Turner said. caution on the roads. Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said patrols will be stepped up for the July 4 holiday, with a special emphasis on impaired and careless driving. The chief urged people to enjoy the holiday, but to do it with safety in mind. He also reminded residents and visitors to be aware Additionally, the chief said anyone traveling to the in their vehicles. If beachgoers plan to place valuables in the trunk, Romine recommends he or she do so before arriving at their parking destination on the beach. Bradenton Beach also is well-prepared for the Chief Sam Speciale. In addition, the MCSO will operate a horse patrol along the public beach areas. The same personnel will be at work the evening of July 3, when the BeachHouse Restaurant holds its annual works to the beach or anywhere in the city should think twice. Were going to confiscate illegal fireworks and make sure it doesnt get out of hand, Speciale said. Restaurant July 4 in Anna Maria will begin after dusk and the event has a permit for its pyrotechnical display. On July 3, the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 S. Gulf works show starting shortly after dark. The MarVista restaurant on the north end of Longon July 2. works.Whats a legal rework? ida even if they are available for purchase at stores and roadside stands. that emit only colored smoke, and glow worms that burn bright colors but do not explode. and court costs. A loophole in the law allows customers to buy lawful purposes, including certain uses in agriculture and form. But if it you from lighting it for entertainment. That includes the popular Roman candles. dacfo.com/sfm/sparklerindex.htm. Islander File Photo Island watch substation, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807. Regardless of location, in the event of an emergency, call 911.

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4 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER NEW BEACH MeetingsAnna Maria City and education. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941708-5800, g. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Independence Day. Theres a lot of competition out there, he said. The good news is that the Anna Maria Island project is presently at the top of the states priority list of needed beach renourishment projects, he said. Hunsicker estimated the state would fund about $4.6 million of the project, while the county beach renourishment fund should provide about the same amount. That Corps of Engineers. But theres still no guarantee the corps will provide he cautioned. Its possible we wont have the $19 million when the corps makes its budget. It will give us some funding, he noted, but he cant guarantee its going to be enough from the federal government to cover the projected cost. The county beach renourishment fund comes from the 5 percent tourism development tax collected on rent als of six months or less. The tax is often called the resort, or bed, tax. The county reserves 1 cent of every 5 cents collected for beach renourishment projects. Hunsicker estimated the renourishment fund cur rently holds about $3 million. Some portions of the project not included in the $19 million estimate are funded by other sources. Before dredging begins in one designated borrow area in the Gulf of Mexico, Port Dolphin LLC, the company constructing a pipeline facility to accommodate natural gas transfers by tankers about 20 miles west-northwest of the Island to Port Manatee, has pledged $4.8 million to the county. Those funds were designated because the transfer facility and pipeline will prohibit future dredging there of the sands prime beach sands for renourishment of AMI beaches. Most of the sand dredged from the pipeline borrow area, which is near the north end of Anna Maria Island, would be used for Anna Marias beaches, Hunsicker said. Included in the plan is the removal and replacement of the three groins erected in the 1950s at Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach. The groins would be replaced with semi-permeable groins that allow some sand to pass under neath. In their current condition, Hunsicker said they are in danger of collapsing and are closed to the public. TDC board member Barbara Rodocker questioned the wisdom of spending all that money to fool Mother Nature, but Hunsicker said renourishment does more than just keep the beaches looking good for visitors. A solid, renourished beach supports beachfront structures, roads along the beach, houses and apartments near the beach, and keeps Gulf Drive the Islands northsouth artery operational, he said. Its still a lot of money for sand that washes away, Rodocker responded. Hunsicker also said BP, as part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement, is providing a large sum of toration. How the money received by Florida is distributed has yet to be been determined, he said, but all of Florida except Okeechobee County is considered a coastal area. Hunsicker said he and county commissioners are writing state legislators about Anna Maria Islands needs, and asking them to consider allocating some BP funds to Manatee County for coastal repairs. The renourishment project is expected to begin sometime in 2014, Hunsicker said.Holmes Beach code enforcement sends warnings checks over warning letters hes about to mail June 18 noise complaints reported to the citys police depart ment in June. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter June 18 to owners and rental agents that lay the foundation for future code violations based on noise complaints to the Holmes Beach Police Department. to Sato Real Estate, one to Anna Maria Vacations, one to Island Real Estate and one to Mike Norman Realty, Forbes said. If these owners or agents are involved in future noise complaints, they may face a notice of violation and an action against them before the citys code board. months of 2012. No code hearing is scheduled for June. Focus groups headed by city commissioners recently recommended the city hold owners and rental agents as well as the renters who may cause the problem responsible for code violations. The groups were formed after some 100 residents packed a meeting in December to address problems relating to rental properties, including garbage, noise, park ing and rental agents and builders circumventing city codes. Another recent issue Forbes has tackled, with the help of Commissioner Pat Morton, includes a backlog of 105 unpaid Waste Management accounts that the waste hauler has threatened to close and cease pick up. The city contracts with Waste Management Inc. for solid-waste removal, recycling and yard-waste removal. Morton and Forbes said the city wasnt looking to be a collection arm for the WMI, but rather to avert potential garbage problems if residents collection is halted. After some 84 letters went out, 20-some old accounts calls from property owners, were down to 30 or so, said Forbes. Morton said if the problem accounts are not resolved by July 1, violation letters may be sent to the owners. Also on Forbes code enforcement complaint list is website advertising. At a June 12 city commission meeting, Commisto six-day rentals in the R-2 district, where minimum seven-day stays are allowed. She also said some online tion of Federal Emergency Management Agency rules. Forbes said that while the city cant regulate advertising, he is investigating Peelens complaints and the use of advertising as evidence of code violations. He said hell be working on a letter to go out to real estate agents to address the website issues.Code ofcer earns praise Kudos about one city employee whos been in the hot seat as the city focuses on strict code enforcement have been consistent in the past several months. At city commission meetings, work sessions and after meetings, from longtime resident Mary Buonagura compliments for Forbes for a job well done. Forbes came to the position a year ago from the citys public works department. Hes even-tempered and has a quiet demeanor, said public works superintendent Joe Duennes. He doesnt come out after you with all guns blazing, but he has the ability to be tough when he needs to be, he said. Forbes views his work as being about one word But, if there are uncooperative or repeat code viola tors, he lets the offender know he or she can go the route of a code board hearing, Forbes said.City signage sparks controversy A new city policy in Holmes Beach has resulted in posting code enforcement signs on all vehicles driven by maintenance workers in the public works department. I think its a sham played on people of the city, said Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat Morton of the new are numerous cars with the sign on them. Morton raised the issue at the June 12 city commis sion meeting, calling it a misrepresentation. After the meeting, Morton said its no different than allowing regular city workers to drive a marked police car. Duennes said the reasoning behind the new signage is to make the public aware of the fact that there are eyes looking out for code violators. He said the maintenance workers can be the eyes and ears of the city and valid witnesses if the situation calls for it. Building inspector Bob Shaffer has the skills to identify code violations, and he drives one of the vehicles, said Duennes. In addition, maintenance workers have been given a complaint form to use if they come across a potential code violation. It includes general categories, including address, type of complaint, such as overgrown lawns, trash, illegal parking, rental violations, no permit, as well as the complainants name and address. About the new policy, Forbes said, Im scared its a misrepresentation, but he also agreed with Duennes, that it is important to create a public consciousness of strict code enforcement. HB cancels meeting The city of Holmes Beach has canceled the Tuesday, June 26, commission meeting and work session due to two commissioners being out of town and, based on limited agenda items, no need to meet twice a month, according to Stacey Johnson, Holmes Beach city clerk. The next Holmes Beach city commission meeting and work session will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 5 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET NOW HAS AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW. ISLANDER.ORG SUMMER FUN SPECIAL Rent 3 Items, Get 1 FREE UNIQUE CLOTHING & GIFTS you wont find anywhere else! Plus everything for the beach! Ladies Fashions & Swimwear, for every age, shape & size including Ds, DDs & Es. Select Ladies Fashions AND Gifts Up to 70% OFFMon-Tue 10-8, Wed-Fri 10-9 Sat-Sun 9-9THE BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACH SHOP The www.thebeachshopboutique.com YOUR ENTRY MUST INCLUDE:NAME __________________________________ ADDRESS ______________________________ CITY ___________________________________ STATE __________________________________ PHONE _________________________________ DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN: _________________ LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN: ____________ ________________________________________First Top Notch deadline July 6 for cover spot If youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. The Islander Top Notch photo contest will begin publishing weekly winning photos July 11. Six weekly winning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize winner of $100 cash prize from The Islander local merchants. Weekly winners receive a More Than a Mullet Wrapper Islander T-shirt. The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pictures that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal triumph. This year judges also will be looking for photos in a category of its own: Pets. Firstthrough third-place pet photos will earn special prizes appropriate to the pet from Perks 4 Pets and The Islander. Digital contest entries should be submitted in original camera format via e-mail to topnotch@islander.org or on a non-returnable disc. Only photo cropping is allowed. No retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed. Digital entries are encouraged, but contestants may send or deliver photo prints to Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Complete rules and entry criteria for the contest are published weekly and online at www.islander.org. E-mail entries must include only one photo attachment/entry per e-mail with the required information in Top Notch contest rules 1) The Islander Newspaper Top Notch Photo Contest is strictly for amateur photographers those who derive less than 5 percent of their income from photography. 2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan. 1, 2011, are eligible. Photos previously published (in any format/media) or entered in any Islander or other competition are not eligible. 3) Photographs may be taken with any camera. No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permitted; no composite or multiple print images will be accepted. Digital photos must be submitted in JPG le format. Prints from digital or lm are accepted. Slides are not accepted. 4) Entrants name, address and phone number must be included either in the e-mail or afxed to the back of each print submitted. One e-mail per photo submission. E-mail single entries to topnotch@islander.org. Mail or deliver print entries to The Islander, Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. 5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must provide the original digital image or negative if requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and contest sponsors assume no responsibility for materials submitted. Entrant must provide the name and address of any recognizable persons appearing in the picture with the entry. 6) Employees and paid contributors to The Islander and their immediate family members are not eligible. Top notch past winnerthe e-mail text. There is no limit to the number of weekly entries. Entries need not be repeated weekly. Any photos not selected but preferred by the judges are moved for ward each week of the contest. Photos without the required entry information will Top Notch past winner by Carolyne Norwood.

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6 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Accounting Services accounting@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Shari Urbano (All others: news@islander.org) JUNE 27, 2012 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion Your Chime inThe Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,600 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. If you would like to become a fan and join the conversation, we provide a direct link to our fan page from www. islander.or g.What will be done? A month or so ago, I wrote to the Holmes Beach commissioners concerning rental noise. I offered the suggestion that all owners and rental agents be required to advise prospective renters of the current rental regulaFor myself, I have grown tired of calling the police to complain about midnight pool parties at my neighbors rental. It certainly isnt fun and I usually stay up later on those nights in the hopes that theyll just quit early and go to bed. Similarly, Im sure the police are tired of hearing my call. I think that if renters know in advance of the curfew, a good 50 percent of noise complaints would not occur. Isnt this a good thing? Im under the impression some rental agents already do this, so why not just make this a rental requirement. How about twoand three-day weekend rentals? Not allowed, you say. Well, a dozen people came in next door Friday for the Memorial Day and left on Monday morning after a weekend stay, and the owner was back to clean up right after. I guess they rented for the week but left early, right? Right. Why have a rule if it cant be enforced? Two city commissioners, Jean Peelen and David Zaccagnino answered my e-mail. Both seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say, which was appreciated. Now the question is whether anything will get done. Greg Paszko, Holmes BeachSome progress Congratulations and a hearty Thank you to all the Holmes Beach residents who attended the June 12 city commission meeting. The only way we are going to get action is to be vocal and continue to demand our rights be respected. How an individual developer can run amuck with mega-built, supersize rentals that sleep 16-18 people is beyond me. We let it happen folks, and we have only ourselves to blame. On a more positive note, last weeks city meeting was an excellent example of democracy in action. The property. FAR is the square footage of a homes living area, divided by the square footage of the lot. It does not include porches or garages. Some of the mega rental properties have a FAR of as much as 5.5 or 6.0. A thank you goes to some of our residents who have diligently done research and collected facts to support the FAR limits. We need to continue to be attentive to what is happening in our town. Only by continuing to attend city meetings, asking questions and demanding results, can we protect our rights as Holmes Beach citizens. If we Thank you also to the city commissioners for listening to their constituents. Tom Sabow, Holmes Beach Sending out an SOS The Anna Maria Island Privateers last week began sending out their SOS message in international language, Morse code for distress. Mayday. And distress it is, when the Islands favorite icons, the Privateers and their ship, are landlocked and held ransom, if you will, in need of funds to repair the aging, rolling vessel that attends all parades and events, spreading merriment in the name of Anna Maria Island, and doing good deeds in the name of the Privateers. You see, the Privateers can take folks, businesses and government entities for ransom themselves, but those hard-earned funds go toward their mission, to promote activities for the betterment of youth, to render service to the community and to participate in area events. The bulk of the funds raised by the Privateers go to youth scholarships, which are awarded annually on July 4. Last years treasure chest of college aid amounted to a whopping $40,000. It wouldnt be fair, they say, to raid the treasure chest to repair the ship, so they are looking for help from us the community. You can do it. Donations to Save Our Skullywag can be made online at www.amiprivateers.org or by sending checks to AMI Privateers, P.O. Box 1238, Holmes Beach FL 34218.Ketchup: In the catching up department, theres no update following the abrupt departure of manager Mark Bryant from the Holmes Beach Publix, and dont hold your breath to hear one. After 40 years of service, he may be happily settling into retirement, although there are many among us who would have liked to say our thank yous and goodbyes. Tropical Storm Debby was no surprise to us, but for a storm with only 60-mph winds and some 172 miles west, northwest of our shore, it surely packs a wallop. Please, make sure youre ready for more. Stay in touch online at www.islander.org. The story this week about the Key Royale man who brutally killed a great white heron topped our internet news last week. It generated a number of hits from people and it is a sad commentary on the low regard for wildlife by one individual. You can follow it on our website. Lastly, prepare for the worst, expect the best. The July 4 holiday will see a full house visitors, friends and family. The beaches will be packed with folks and sionals handle the pyrotechnics. Have fun out there.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadlines from the June 26, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall June 17 71 91 0 June 18 69 92 0 June 19 70 89 0 June 20 75 90 0.99 June 21 74 90 1.27 June 22 75 86 0.12 June 23 74 79 1.20 Average area Gulf water temperature 81.924-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. parties in a lawsuit against the city of Bradentons approval of a 686-condominium project for north Perico Island by Arvida Inc., said that after talking with Arvida attorneys, the company appeared to be losing interest as a result of the litigation. The two could tie up the project in the court system for several years, Lobeck said. filming of the Denzel Washington movie, Out of Time, said Richard Storm, spokesperson for owners be shot in Boca Grande, Storm said. Maria Island beach from Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria was leveled by county workers after Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox said the drop-off was hindering the ability of sea turtles attempting to nest on the beach. Fox said eyewitnesses told her they saw one turtle struggle to get over the escarpment, then give up and return to the Gulf waters. Opinion Your Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org WANTED WANTED WANTED I WANT YOU! JOIN THE ANNA MARIA ISLAND PRIVATEERS FOURTH OF JULY PARADE! Fundraising Party at HB City Field 5-10 Friday June 29 The other side of the story Back in the later part of 2008, my wife and I made a decision to follow our dreams of living in a coastal community. We started exploring the Gulfcoast from South Padre Island, Texas, the Gulf Shores of Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida to the beaches of Venice. A little island called Anna Maria was never on our found Anna Maria, we were on the verge of looking westward. The one thing we consistently found along the Gulfcoast was a very stagnant economy, uncared for properties, abandoned construction sites and suffering businesses. signs of activity and progress. We dug a little deeper and within two weeks made a commitment to build a new home on the Island. Yes, it was A Big Box Home, but we had done our research into coastal construction guidelines. From where we stood, it made perfect sense to build a house that is suited to the local environment. New, elevated homes offer the amenities you need for fulltime living on the Island; off-street parking, plenty of living space and storage and quality construction. While I can certainly understand the nostalgia in the classic Island ranch homes built in the 1960s and s, Im sure there were locals who disliked those houses. With respect to the ground-level remodels of the homes built in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, it seems public opinion is favorable, but there are no clear cut guidelines for these type of projects and due to functional obsolescence, the only alternative is to build up. Hopefully our building department can establish guidelines that will allow these remodels to continue. Without progress, there is stagnation. A lot of the other coastal towns on the Gulf of Mexico would gladly change places with Anna Maria. is ahead of the rest of the country and our tax base is strong and growing. The shops and restaurants have people waiting in line and we have one of the top 10 beaches in the country. I would like to offer a thank you to city councils for taking the time to do proper due diligence, listening to all sides, and keeping an eye on the future. Hopefully ion of the majority of the Islanders. I am not one for public speaking, but it would be great to hear from others who have similar feelings. In fact, it would be very interesting to have a professional public opinion poll, one that includes anyone who owns property on Anna Maria Island. Gregg Bayer, Holmes Beach First-graders from Bashaw Elementary School, Bradenton, learn the difference between recreational the Florida Maritime Museum, A.P. Bell Fish Co. and the U.S. Coast Guard Station, all in Cortez. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

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8 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Pamaro Shop INVENTORYCLEARANCESALE Pamaro North: 7782 N. Tamiami Trail 941-355-5619 Pamaro East: 5465 University Pkwy. 941-359-0025 Pamaro South: 4586 S. Tamiami Trail 941-923-329950% OFF ALL IN STOCK MERCHANDISE FURNITURE, PICTURES PLANTS & ACCESSORIES AT ALL THREE STORES Pamaro Shop FurnitureWWW.THEPAMAROSHOP.COM Trunk ShowShiny Fish Emporium306 Pine Avenue Anna Maria Island, FLorida941*896*9742 Friday, June 29 5-8pm Saturday, June 30 10-5pm1950s cocktail party anna maria island tres sexy girl teebeach bunnies welcome Island tourism continues uptick, caution soundedHolmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen takes her place on the dais of the Mana tee County Tour ism Development Council at its June 18 meeting. Peelen was appointed by the county com mission to represent Anna Maria Island, replacing long-time TDC member-Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Tourism to the Bradenton area increased 11.6 percent in May 2012 compared with the same month last year, reported Walter Klages, head of Research Data Services, Visitors Bureau to follow tourism and prepare its monthly and quarterly reports. Speaking at the June 18 Manatee County Tourism Development Council, Klages said the state of tourism for the BACVB area is quite good. But Klages cautioned TDC and BACVB members and everyone in the industry to look at where the world is going. Worldwide, income is not keeping up with output, he said. The BACVB must be careful to position itself in the wave of the future economy. He also said its more important to look at economic spending and residual expenditures than the number of visitors to the BACVB area. For May 2012, the total economic impact of visitor spending was $35.1 million, up 15.4 percent from the nomic impact of visitors to the BACVB area is $341 million, a 13.2 percent jump from the $301 million recorded for the same period in 2011. This has been a very good time for us, Klages said. He also said pricing in the area is a key issue. The average daily rate for an accommodation in the BACVB area is up just 2.1 percent for 2012 when compared with So there is a lot of wiggle room with the average daily rate, which is still lower than other Florida destinations, he said. And there is room and opportunity to grow, Klages observed. A recent survey by RDS determined a new hotel in Lakewood Ranch, across the county line in Sarasota, would be feasible, he said. Additionally, a major internaInternational Airport. The bottom line, Klages said, is the tourism industry cant sit still and rest on its laurels. Tourism has structural changes over time and the community is growing. The BACVB and TDC must keep up with those changes. For the year to date, Klages reported visitors to the Klages reported 251,400 visitors January-May 2012, compared with 228,000 in the same period in 2011. The Internet and social networks have become huge mediums for information on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, and for making vacation reservations, Klages said. Of those who made reservations to the area in 2012, 57.2 percent used the Internet, while 89.1 percent used the Internet to obtain information about the area. For AMI and LBK, the average base budget per visitor was $607.37, with an average of $1,579 budgeted for a group vacation. Attributes that visitors ascribe to the Island and Longboat Key are, in order of preference, beautiful beaches; good food and restaurants; clear, blue water; complete relaxation; safe destination; and reasonably priced lodging. The satisfaction level of a vacation to the area was 97 percent for May 2012, while 94.4 percent said they planned a return visit. Ninety-two percent said they would recommend the Island and Longboat Key to friends as a vacation destination. Of the 36,600 visitors in May this year, more than 66 percent had previously visited the Island or Longboat Key.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 9 Downstairs at the Bridge Street Bistro on the roundabout! always Resort tax collections dip slightly in AprilBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter After 13 consecutive months of setting new records for resort tax collections when compared to the previous month and year, the Manatee County Tax Collectors County Tourism Development tax and often called the bed tax is the 5 percent charged on accommodations in the county rented for six months or less. Aprils decline, however, was only 1.4 percent when compared with bed tax collections in April 2011. The resort tax collections division of the MCTCO reported $763,423 collected in May for April rentals the tax is paid one month in arrears compared with $774,345 collected in April 2011, a $10,922 drop. collections are still ahead of last year with a 15.5 percent 2011-12, $5.28 million in resort taxes have been collected credits improved collection methods as part of the 15.5 percent increase. She also noted more accommodation owners have come into compliance with state and county laws the past 15 months and tourism has continued to rise, all contributing to increased collections. I believe we are leveling off, but if tourism continues to increase and our collection methods improve, we should still have gains in collections in many months, just not as She said the record for collections in one month was That broke the previous monthly collections record of $1.067 million set just one month earlier in February. must register with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Department of Revenue and collect the 5 percent resort tax and the 6.5 percent state sales tax. These owners also must apply and be approved for a resort tax collection license. For April, Holmes Beach led all Island cities and Longboat Key with $206,043 in bed tax collections; Longboat Key brought in $132,840; Bradenton Beach tee County paid $243,292 in resort taxes in April. Anna Maria Island and Longboat Keys combined share of the $763,423 in bed tax collections for April was $485,978, or 63.7 percent of the total collected. The resort tax contributes to the countys share of beach renourishment projects, funds the Manatee County Convention Center, the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and its budget, the Crosley Mansion and various other tourist attractions in the county.AM election makes New York newsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria has certainly received its share of publicity of late, particularly in tourism and wedding maga zines, on websites and in newspaper articles. The city probably got publicity it didnt want or need June 17 when the New York Daily News ran a story about the lack of a candidate for mayor in the November city election The article, some of which was taken from The Islanders towns history, which incorporated in 1923, that there was no candidate for mayor. Several people interviewed for the story, such as Sandy Rich of Anna Maria, said they were surprised no one stepped forward to qualify. Others said they didnt think the job paid enough, and was too demanding for many people with a fulltime job elsewhere. Following publication of the story, Mayor Mike Selby said he had calls from several New Yorkers asking if they could move to Anna Maria and be the mayor. One lady said it looks so lovely here, she wanted to know when she could start, Selby said. Selby said he informed all the callers that the nomination period had ended. Selby said he believes the job of Anna Maria mayor Whats needed is a city manager, he said. Selby and former mayor-now Commissioner SueLynn agree that being mayor of a barrier island resort city is a fulltime position and the annual salary of $9,600 Lynn lobbied commissioners for a city manager, but the proposal was turned down by successive commissions. Previous commissions the past few years have discussed raising the salaries of both the mayor and commissioners, but no action has been taken. Any resolution raising the salaries would not take The city hasnt raised its pay for the mayor or commissioners $4,800 annually since the 1990s, a fact the Daily News also noted. For city and county commissioners and the mayor of various municipalities, the base annual salary is: $6,000. $4,800. $29,034. $7,723. Manatee County commissioners can raise their annual salary during budget hearings, but the raise does Longboat Keys charter does not provide compensation for the mayor or commissioners. For the three Island cities, salary increases are approved by the commission, but raises do not take effect Bradenton Beach have not been increased in more than a decade, while Holmes Beach commissioners voted several years ago to raise their salary and that of the mayor.

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The project is expected to said.Holmes Beach employees take home rewards Gift certificates donated by local merchants for employee recognition were distributed to city employees June 12 by a drawing of names. provided to: Here, Acqua Salon and Mote Marine Laboratory. Minors recant, sex case droppedPolice seek information on burglary suspects Holmes Beach police are seeking the identity of three suspects in connection to separate vehicle burglar ies where checks and credit cards were stolen. A Hispanic male was captured on video at a bank in Valrico, Fla., attempting to cash a stolen check by using a stolen drivers license, and attempting to look like the victim. The suspect donned a womans blonde wig in the Feb. 18 attempt. According to Holmes Beach Police Detective Sgt. Brian Hall, the Hispanic male is wanted in connec tion with a vehicle burglary where the man smashed out a window and stole a purse. Police also are searching for a young man and woman who were captured on store video at an out-oftown Macys and Best Buy stores. Hall said the stolen credit cards used by the couple were taken during a Holmes Beach vehicle burglary. If you have information as to the identity of these suspects, you are asked to contact Hall at 941-708-5815 or e-mail Detective@holmesbeach.or g. Holmes Beach police are asking for information from the public in identifying this man dressed in a womans wig. He is wanted in connection with a Holmes Beach vehicle burglary. One of two suspects police would like to identify from a Holmes Beach vehicle burglary walks through Macys with the intention of using a stolen credit card taken from the burglary. The man was accompanied by a woman, who also attempted to use the stolen credit cards. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A Cortez man arrested by the Manatee County Sher a custodian, unlawful sexual activity and child pornog raphy will not be prosecuted. Both girls recanted their prior statements to law enforcement and have refused to cooperate further in the prosecution of the defendant, said assistant state attorney Julie Binkley June 18. Without their testimony, charges she said. Todd Andrew Noble was arrested Dec. 3 following a 16 incident at the Siesta Inn in Bradenton. According to a MCSO detectives statement, deputies responded to a call from a manager who was worried about the safety of occupants in one of the inns rooms. The manager said no one answered the door when he attempted to contact the occupants. The statement also indicates that after three deputies arrived and, after 30 minutes of knocking, a 16-year-old and 17-year-old female were found in the room, reportedly having just awakened. A deputy observed sex and drug paraphernalia and a video camera in the room, and one of the girls offered a deputy some of the sex paraphernalia, according to the statement. The girls indicated Noble was their sponsor, had rented the room for them and that they had consensual sex with him, according to the statement. One girl had reportedly run away from home, and her mother allowed Noble to be her caregiver, according to the statement. Surveillance cameras indicated Noble had purchased sex-toys, a video camera and other items with the two teenage girls. Noble bonded out of jail Dec. 4 and pleaded not guilty Dec. 14. Noble Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. To report information on an Island crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.

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According to the Manatee County website, Frieler posted bond June 4. incident. While on routine patrol near the Anna Maria a vehicle approach at a high rate of speed. The deputy then observed the driver throw a green bottle into a trash can and upon investigating, determined it was a beer bottle. The deputy made contact with the 19-year-old man and asked why he had a beer bottle in his vehicle. The man said it was not his. The deputy escorted the man to his parents house to talk over the situation with them, but upon arriving observed what appeared to be underage young adults running out of the back of the house. The parents were not home. Since the parents lived in Holmes explained that underage adults should not be drinking at the house. The man was cited for open container, but no further action was taken. A boyfriend asked his girlfriend to leave because she couple had recently broken up after a year of dating. The woman went outside and began to bang on the mans truck with her hands, at which time he yelled for her to stop. According to the report, the woman came back inside and jumped on the man, biting him in his upper arm area. The man was able to break free and told the woman to leave or he would call the police. She jumped on him a second time and bit him in the upper back shoulder area. Police were called and she was arrested for misdemeanor battery charges. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Fun & More Rentals of Anna Maria had delivered a beach cruiser valued at $100 to the residence under a porch, and it was stolen. The renters reported the incident, and told police that numerous people used their yard as an entrance to the beach that day. requested an arrest warrant on felony child abuse charges be issued for a 36-year-old Gibsonton man after the mother of two children signed a complaint. The charges stem from separate incidents May 25-26 at the Silver Surf Resort, 1301 Gulf Drive N. The mother and two sons were taking a weekend trip with her former when, according to the police report, the man struck one sons leg after the child turned off a fan that he had just turned on. The report indicates the second incident occurred as they were leaving, and the man struck the other sons left collar area while telling the child he was not moving quickly enough. Police also reported the incident to the child abuse hotline. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. burglary. An unknown suspect is reported to have entered two unlocked vehicles stealing a total of $85 in coins. According to the report, nothing else was taken. Fingerprints were secured at the scene. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Reports not received. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Conley tops list for Anna Maria magistrate Bradenton attorney Mike Conley received the most candidates for the position of special magistrate to handle code enforcement violation cases in the city. Committee members independently reviewed each candidates resume and background and gave points to the candidate based upon criteria required of a special magistrate. The tally sheets were submitted to deputy city clerk Diane Percycoe at the committees June 18 meeting. Percycoe reported that Conley received the most points, followed by Bradenton attorney Stephen Thompson. Committee members Commissioner Chuck Webb, Mayor Mike Selby, Jim Bennington and Dick Walters then voted to recommend to the commission that Conley be retained as special magistrate. Committee member Bill Iseman was absent from the meeting. Commissioners at their June 28 meeting will decide if Conley should be offered the position, with Thompson the alternate for the job. The city plans to have the special magistrate system in place by July 1. The special magistrate system replaces the code enforcement board with a magistrate who does not reside in the city and eliminates the possibility that a neighbor might have to pass judgment on a neighbor in a code violation case.Center director list narrows from 46 to 9By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The committee interviewing applicants to replace retiring Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Pierrette Kelly should have a short-list of its preferred candidates. The list was given to center board chair Greg Ross this week. West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price, who heads the search committee, said the committee already has reduced the original 46 applicants to nine who best qualify for the position. Interviews with the nine remaining candidates were to be conducted June 23-25. From those interviews, the committee will present a list of its preferred candidates to Ross. The executive board is expected to meet at 8 a.m. Monday, July 2, to review the committees list and decide nine on the list, although the board meeting to discuss these applicants will be public. Center board member Monica Simpson and staff member Scott Dell applied for the position. Kelly is scheduled to retire June 30, but also said she would stay until a replacement is hired and trained. Price said he hopes the executive board will choose Kellys successor at its July 2 meeting, or soon thereafter, and begin the transition process and training as quickly as possible. Kelly announced in early May she was leaving her position after 22 years to pursue other activities. In honor of her service, the board of directors has named its meeting room at the center as the Pierrette Kelly Conference Room. A private retirement party for Kelly will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the community center. Members of the review committee include Price, Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, local restaurant owner Ed Chiles, former executive board treasurer Bill Ford and center board member Andy Guidus. Kelly

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Come and join us to celebrate July 4th! deals and lots of great gifts ~ all made by local artists! Sooooo yummy food and Adult Smoothies and Sangria AMI turtle watch hosts beach-nest toursAnna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring announced this seasons sea turtle nesting tours will be held weather permitting at 7 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information and to sign up for the free educational tours, call AMITW volunteer Claudia Wiseman at 248-982-5600.Solstice events postponed Weather was a bummer June 21. Harrys Continental Kitchens Summer Solstice 21 were postponed due to inclement weather. While no date has been set for the beer tasting, a tasting of Italian wines will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Waterfront, 111 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. The organizers of Harrys wine and food fundraiser are looking at October to reschedule the event, which Harrys Gourmet Deli, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.Longboat turtle watchers walk, meet The Manatee Sarasota Sierra Club is joining with Longboat Key Turtle Watch to invite anyone interested to join their daily, early-morning searches for new turtle nests and the much-anticipated hatching of existing nests on the key beaches. LBK Turtle Watch will demonstrate what they do on a group walk at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7. Several members will guide the group and share guidelines they use to check and document new nests. Group leaders also will share their efforts to preserve loggerhead turtles, the most frequent species nesting on LBK and Anna Maria Island. Those interested in joining the walk are asked to park at the Longboat Key Hilton, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, and meet at the pool. The group will meet for breakfast and more conversation after the walk at the Blue Dolphin, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101, Longboat Key. A donation of $5 is suggested and reservations should be made by Thursday, July 5. For information and reservations, call 941-752-3200 or e-mail mecomary@aol.co m.Privateers send out Mayday callBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Privateers last week sent out a Mayday call. Repairs are needed to shape up the Skullywag. the Anna Maria Island Privateers, travels in parades, to festivals and is part of other Privateer events that spread cheer and do good deeds. Originally christened Mystic Lady in 2001 after a major makeover from its origins as a used school bus, it was renamed in memory of one of the ships builders and former president, the late Privateer Jim Skully Hungerford. The Privateers will host a Save Our Ship Concert 5801 Marina Drive, in hopes of raising $5,000 to fund repairs to the popular icon. On tap to perform at the SOS Concert are Scotts Garage, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and at 8 p.m., Highway 41. There also will be a screening outdoors of a childrens movie at 8 p.m. DJ Chris Grumley will be the master of ceremonies. There also will be food, vendors, arts and crafts, and sprinklers, bounce house, in addition to an outdoor screening of Wall-e for children. Festivalgoers will be able to sample the Privateers buck-n-ear corn and scurvy dogs. There will be a And the Privateers are upping the ante for large donations, offering a limited-edition Privateer 40th anniversary T-shirt to donors of $50 or more. Donations to Save Our Skullywag also can be made online at www.amiprivateers.or g or by sending checks to AMI Privateers, P.O. Box 1238, Holmes Beach FL 34218. Because donations generally go to scholarship funding, donors are asked to specify the donation is for SOS. nization. Its mission is to support activities for the betterment of youth and to serve the community. The Privateers promote community events and fund a scholarship award program for Manatee County high school students. For more information on the Privateers, go online at www.amiprivateers.or g. For event information, call 941-536-4257.Ruff life to feature Skullywag The Skullywag is pictured on the cover of Donna Harris new novel, Ruff Life. Harris will sell and sign copies of her novel at the Privateers Save Our Ship Concert. Ruff Life features sites and events on Anna Maria Island, including the Skullywag. The Skullywag rests in port awaiting repair nearby the Holmes Beach public works Bonner Joy

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David Pitt6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.islandchapel.com SERMON: LESSONS FROM LaROMANA Wildlife Inc. captures chickensWildlife Inc. gets roundup help June 19 from Devon King Middle School teacher, collecting abandoned chickens and freshly laid eggs in the area of Belle Haven Cottage and the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell County budgets $2 million for BB groin repairBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Police Department Lt. John Cosby announced at the June 20 city commission work/capital improvement projects meeting that the county has budgeted $2 million to repair the groins at Cortez Beach. A couple of years ago, I met with (Vosburgh) to discuss the groins on the south end that were falling apart, said Cosby. The commission, at that time, gave the go ahead to speak with the county. I just found out today that the county has budgeted $2 million to do those three groins. Cosby said the county wants to get the groins completed before they begin the 2014 beach renourishment project. So that will likely get started next year, he said. Commissioner Gay Breuler said she couldnt imagine Holmes Beach not being upset because their groin had needed work, but was removed because the repairs were deemed too costly by the county. Its a safety issue for Bradenton Beach, said Cosby. The groin in Holmes Beach was less accessible to the public than ours. The only way we could stop people from walking all over them is to put up a chain link fence and that would look horrible. Beach also received priority because of the 2014 beach renourishment project. (Manatee County Natural Resources Department director) Charlie Hunsickers approach to the groins is for beach stabilization, said Gilbert. Thats primarily to ensure the groins are in place so when renourishment Cosby also said he would like to see the city revisit a plan to alter parking at Cortez Beach. At one point there was a plan to shift parking to one way at Cortez Beach and make it all parallel parking, he said. We would have some bollards and vegetation put in to separate it from Gulf Drive. Cosby said if the commissioners were interested in revisiting the plan, he would discuss it with DOT, which ago. Breuler asked if the reason for the study was to provide more parking. More to control parking, said Cosby. When we have a big event, you have vehicles backing out into the road. There is a state law where you cant back out onto a state road, and we have the biggest problem with it. Cosby said the problem gets even more serious when the Longboat Key Bridge goes up, creating gridlock from cars trying to back onto Gulf Drive from the beach parking area with nowhere to go. into one direction, it would lessen the problem. for that area, he said. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said he is hoping to develop a citywide parking policy and the study should be revisited. I know that plan has been on the backburner for a long time and I really think it merits further inspection, he said. Cosby said since the study was sanctioned by DOT, it wont be foreign to them when we propose it to them. Cosby said he was not seeking action at this time, but wanted to inform the commissioners that the subject may be brought up again in the near future.Canal dredging planned in Bradenton BeachBy Mark Young Islander Reporter This is going to make a lot of people very happy, Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said following the June 20 announcement that two canal-dredging projects have been funded. The news came from Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby at the city commission/capital improvement projects meeting at Bradenton Beach City Hall. A few years ago the city, in conjunction with the West Coast Inland Navigation District, asked to look at a couple of canals for dredging, said Cosby. So whats happened is WCIND has the depths now on the south canal that runs to Coquina Beach and the one that ends Cosby said the dredging project has been approved and funded by WCIND and is ready for the next phase. WCIND will pay for the project, but since this was several years ago, I would suggest that this commission put in a letter asking WCIND to move forward, said Cosby. I think you also should ask Holmes Beach and Anna Maria for a letter of cooperation. Cosby said dredging projects also are needed and planned in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. If all three were done at the same time, it would save the county a lot of money. If you could provide us with a consensus to move forward and the next step would be to have the mayor sign a letter of cooperation, we could hopefully move along with this. The commissioners gave them approval, but Mayor John Shaughnessy was absent with excuse. Cosby said once the commissioners sent a letter to WCIND and to the cities of Holmes Beach and Anna commission meeting. Manatee County is actually pushing for us to have the canals in our cities dredged, so this should be all but a done deal, said Cosby. In other CIP matters, Cosby said negotiations with landowners continue in regard to placing new welcome signs at two of the citys entryways. We got a copy of the easement and sent it to (them). Ill try and get a hold of them, but if not, Ill send a certiCosby said CIP also is looking to improve a drainage issue at the S-curve near 12th Street South, and plans to meet with a Florida Department of Transportation representative to discuss the issue.

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She said a wildlife client who owns a farm in North Port has agreed to take all seven of the birds and raise them as domestic farm animals, ensuring they dont end up on someones dinner table. Straight, along with grandson Devon and volunteers Damen Hurd and Tyler Russell, captured the birds during night expeditions to the park last week. The fowl were unhurt in the roundup, Gail Straight said. They are going to a nice farm. The lady is a client and she has promised to take good care of them, she added. Gail Straight said this type of animal capture is not good home for the birds. The Straights Gail and husband Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ed Straight and their volunteers usually capture injured wild animals and wayward birds, rehabilitates them and returns them to the wild. Wildlife Inc. also makes many educational presentations on Florida wildlife and their environment to schools, organizations and associations. These werent really wild, but we used our techniques to capture them without harming the birds, Gail Straight said. The Bantam chickens and roosters mysteriously appeared at the park one morning last month after someone apparently abandoned them during the night, complete with food and care instructions. birds for several weeks, said public works superintendent George McKay. McKay and some kind-hearted residents who became charmed by the fowl family were concerned someone would decide to make a dinner of them, but alls well that ends well. Mayor Mike Selby said someone suggested the city allow the chickens and roosters to remain at the park as an attraction, but Selby said he had to reject the idea because farm animals are not allowed in the city. The city does not know who abandoned the birds. The Pro Chicken Group in Anna Maria formed by Sandy Rich to have the city keep seven chickens and roosters someone abandoned at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society park last month was a few days late in its efforts to halt removal of the fowl. Last week, Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton Beach captured the last of the gang of seven Bantams and transported all of them, along with some recently laid eggs, to a farm in North Port. The farm owner has pledged to raise the fowl as domestic farm animals. Rich formed a group of animal lovers who wanted Mayor Mike Selby and the city to allow the birds to remain at the park, where they had made a home among the park bushes and under the Belle Haven cottage there. posted throughout Anna Maria. asked. We are forming a neighborhood chicken watch and we will be armed with raw eggs, Rich wrote. Selby said city code forbids maintaining farm animals, and it would have taken an ordinance to allow the historical park brood to remain. Had they been left at the historical park, eventually someone would probably have decided they wanted a fresh-roasted chicken for dinner, the mayor observed, and the city cant afford anything to fowl up Anna Maria.

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Although some public meetings on hurricane awareness have attracted only small numbers of attendees, Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino said each entity needs to understand the others role in an emergency situation. Anna Maria deputy city clerk Diane Percycoe said the creation of Manatee Countys Emergency Operations Center largely eliminated the role of the old Island Emergency Operations Center, which used to hold hur ricane public awareness meetings each year. Few people attended those meetings, she said. Percycoes suggestion was to have a meeting of Longboat Key. BIEO members, however, agreed to meet for discussion of procedures and invite the public to attend. cials would discuss, among other topics, communications with the EOC and each city during an emergency situation. Bohnenbergers concern was that many people on the Island have never been through an evacuation or emergency situation, but public meetings on the subject draw few people. He recalled one such meeting dance. The public is lackadaisical about the issue until a real emergency arises, he said. But we have to try to educate the public, Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby said. Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said the meeting would be a good opportunity to explain the role of the Anna Maria Island Community Emergency Response Team, which is a volunteer group of Islanders that provides assistance in an Island emergency, such as Percycoe said CERT always can use more volunteers. Zaccagnino said he would prepare a press release and is available for such a meeting. In other business, Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen proposed a grant-writing committee made up of one representative from each coalition city to work together to prepare grant proposals. She said there would be strength in any grant proposal if four cities were backing the application. with the suggestion, but Bohnenberger said that from his experience, public grants are only given to one entity because that entity must be responsible for the money. He said the last joint effort among Island cities was for a Southwest Florida Water Management District grant in the 1990s. That effort required an interlocal agreement and was a good idea that didnt work so well when Swiftmud asked to have one city in charge of funding. Peelen said the committee didnt have to prepare a joint application, just look for grant opportunities that any member city might use. Just keep it simple. Dont make it complex, she said. Bohnenberger said a joint grant effort might work better when seeking a private-sector grant. For public grants, a simple letter from each coalition city backing the grant proposal would show support. Members agreed to form a working committee to investigate grant opportunities in the public and private sector. Selby nominated Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick to be Anna Marias representative to the grant committee, although she is not seeking re-election in November. Peelen said there is a grant-writing seminar in late July and shell have more information on that at the next BIEO meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Bradenton Beach commission chambers, 107 Gulf Drive N. Anna Maria public works director George McKay announced that the Manatee Mosquito Control District was planning to use a helicoptor to spray Anna Maria Island due to an upswing in mosquito complaints. Pete Gross of Holmes Beach is president of the Anna Maria Island Community Emergency Response Team. There are about 24 CERT members, Gross said, but he would like to have 100 members. A CERT member is trained in emergency response accidents, hurricanes or an evacuation. Often, a CERT member is on the scene of an emer To learn more about CERT, check at your city hall e-mail amicert@gmail.com. Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen, right, attended the June 20 Coalition of Barrier Island four-city committee to pursue grants. Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, left, supported Peel ens proposed idea. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Bridge Street night market proves popular By Mark Young Islander Reporter Outdoor markets are a great way for any businessowner big or small, new or old to get exposure for his or her wares. Vendors packed those wares into the June 16 Bridge Street Night Market, and shoppers, browsers and anyone looking for something unique followed. The market grounds abounded with unique and sweet. From Mike and Kelly Headleys environmentally friendly furniture to Kasandra Bibaz and Jaclyn Lockharts custom cupcakes to heart-healthy gourmet fudge, festivalgoers were literally in for a treat. I really didnt know what to expect when we decided to start this night market, said Bridge Street Market manager Melissa Enders. We still had vendor space at the June 2 market and this time I had to let vendors know we were full. Enders said attendance at the night market has exceeded her expectations. Vendor reaction also has been positive with some doing better than others, but all making sales that they would otherwise not realize. Bibaz and Lockhart, both seventh-grade teachers at Buffalo Creek Middle School in Bradenton, started up Weve been doing really well, said Bibaz. The adults really like our cupped cakes and the cupcake pushpops are popular with the kids. The mini cakes in a cup and the pushpops are a neat and fun way for kids to enjoy cupcakes. Bibaz said it started when she and Lockhart became friends and started bringing their unique cupcakes to school events. We really liked each others cupcakes and decided wanted to be unique and do something different. Teachers by day, the pair dont yet have a storefront, them on Facebook, or e-mail them at cupcakesandcham. Also taking advantage of the exposure at the market, Bridge Street Merchants group scraps shuttle for valetBridge Street Merchants Association president Julie Kirkwood shows association members June 20 the new banners that will hang on Bridge Street light posts. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter The planned shuttle service from Coquina Beach to Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach using golf carts was scrapped following a June 20 vote from Bridge Street Merchants Association members at their monthly meeting at Banana Cabana, 103 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Members will instead support an idea abandoned earlier this year, a private valet parking service. The plan was proposed by Bridge Street Bistro owner Bill Herlihy and received city approval, but fell apart when negotiations to shuttle cars through a private alleyway at Bridgewalk Resort collapsed. Bridge Street Bistro leases its restaurant from Bridgewalk Resort. However, Herlihy said he would continue to look at the valet service as a means to alleviate parking issues. At the time of the original proposal, the valet parking plan coincided with the merchants goal to initiate the shuttle service. Association member Jake Spooner told members June 20 that discussions on the valet parking have resurfaced with Herlihy. I was talking to Bill about the parking issue and the valet service, said Spooner. He checked with the city about using the city parking lot to shuttle cars to the valet lot instead of the private alleyway. Spooner said the city appears to be in favor of this option, giving new life to the valet service. Herlihy was going to pay an approximate $2,000 a month for the service, which would provide free parking to all Bridge Street consumers, but Spooner requested the association pick up half the bill if the plan is approved. It would be about $100 a month for each business, said Spooner. I was wondering if that was more of a direction we wanted to take instead of doing the carts. I think it would be a cleaner operation instead of running people down to Bridge Street with golf carts. And likely less expensive in the long run, he said. Research into how much a shuttle service would cost proved to be more than what association members originally thought. An estimated street legal, rebuilt golf cart would cost approximately $6,000 and insurance could run as high as $3,000 a year. And then theres maintenance and making sure we always have a driver, and hopefully depend on somebody volunteering to drive, said BSM president Julie Kirkwood. Members present voted to support the valet parking plan and scrap the shuttle service. Kirkwood also announced that 15 new promotional banners had arrived. She showed the banners to members present at the meeting. The banners will hang from Bridge Street light posts. Kirkwood said the person delivering the banners left them in a vehicle during hot weather, which caused some minor problems with ink running, but the damage is hard to notice. She told members that the company offered BSM either a $300 discount or to reprint the banners at no charge. The members voted to accept the discount, leaving the total cost for the banners at $1,595. Kirkwood said the banners should be in place before the July 4 holiday. Kirkwood also provided the Bridge Street Market report in place of market manager Melissa Enders, who was unable to attend the meeting. Kirkwood said the June 2 night market had 25 vendors accounting for $780 in rental fees. The June 16 night market featured 31 vendors, bringing in $870, but Spooner noted that the amount taken in from vendors was barely enough to pay BSMs advertising costs. But, he said, I know we dont have the market for the merchants association to make money. Its to get people to Bridge Street and that has happened. Kirkwood agreed, saying the markets were well attended and brought a nice family crowd onto Bridge Street. Spooner suggested that if the market is held next year, that it takes place every week instead of every two weeks. No. 1, people are getting confused when it is, he said. Secondly, we are paying for weekly advertising anyway, so we should have it weekly.

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Sea turtles are protected by both the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Florida Marine Protection Act. turtle, immediately contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 888-404-FWCC. incident to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, 941-7785638, or call the FWC at 888-404-FWCC. hatchling sea turtle to be disoriented, immediately contact AMITW at 941-778-5638. raphy at night to shoot photos of turtles. complete right-of-way. Remain far away and quiet. Fundraiser focuses on visitor-turtle education materialsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring staff and volunteers played host to a June 20 winetasting event at Island Time Bar & Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. The fundraiser was designed to raise money to ensure every resident and visitor to AMI has information in hand to help keep the Islands beaches clean for the sake of local wildlife. AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said clean beaches mean better nesting habitat for sea turtles, and it has been a busy nesting season for AMITW volunteers, who have recorded 160 nests since June 20. Thats already 15 more nests than what was recorded back to 1997. The most recorded nests of any season was in 1999, when 244 nests were documented. The fewest nests recorded occurred in 2002, when 94 nests were documented. All money raised June 20 will be put toward the creation and purchase of materials to be handed out to every visitor who comes to AMI, as part of our public awareness campaign, said Fox. Fox said the funds will go to pay for informative stickers that will be applied to each renters key envelope. She said Theyll see the sea turtle picture and information. Theyll have to see it to get their keys. If people remain interested in aiding AMITW through a busy nesting season, the organization also offers an Adopt-a-Nest program. For more information on the adoption program, contact AMITW volunteer Glenn Wiseman at 248-9825500. Headley, owner of Red House Design Studio, showed his environmentally friendly furniture samples for the months ago. Headley hand crafts furniture at his studio home and his designs can be seen at www.redhousedesignstudio.com. I wasnt sure people would like what Im doing, but Ive had a great response, said Headley. My wife works in a furniture store, so she understands the dimensions of a good piece of furniture, and its a perfect partnership. New vendors joining the market include a soft-serve ice cream truck, gourmet fudge, gourmet coffee and more. Bridge Street Bistro and Banana Cabana returned to offer festivalgoers free samples of their cuisine, and gourmet popsicles were offered by another vendor. The next market is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 30. You really need to come check it out, said Enders. Its growing and its great family fun. Theres something for everyone. Animal adoptions are offered at the markets by Lisa Williams of MoonRacer No-Kill rescue. Williams also The Islander. Its almost like running a petting zoo, Williams said. So many kids want to hold the baby kittens, and one was adopted at the market. Visitors who miss their pets also stop by to say hello. Williams said the market is a great way to spread the homes and fosters for the ones she rescues. The next market is 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 30. watch volunteer Skip Coyne at the June 20 wine tasting at Island Time Grill and Bar in Bradenton Beach some of the educational materials that are available to help people learn how to coexist in a sea turtle habitat. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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Tuna McCracken and Andrew Austin both added 2 points for Blue, which boasts all-star teammates Conal Cassidy, Hannah Luke Marvin and Tori Walter scored 2 points each and Anni Walter added 1 point to lead the White. Katie Krokroskia led all players with eight rebounds. Other members of the White all-star team are Ava Zink, Franklin Valdez and Jack Groves. The 11-13 division Blue all-stars defeated the White 41-19 behind 13 points from Corey Jacques and 10 points and six rebounds from Dayton Modderman. Moriah Goode and Adam Clark both finished with 4 points and nine rebounds, while JeanPaul Russos 4 points and 3 points each from Rory Houston and Brooke Capparelli rounded out the Blue victory. Other members of the Blue all-star team are Michael Latimer and Trent Boring. Seth Walter scored 6 points and grabbed six rebounds and Andrew Zink added 4 points and six rebounds to lead the White team in the loss. Andrew points. Other members of the White all-stars are Levi Lengel, Jack Walter, George Lardas, Leo Rose and Matthew Manger. The 14-17 division all-star game was short on participants for the game, but they should be recognized for their season efforts this season. Members of the White all-stars are Tegan Purtill, Jerry Mayer, Kate Michaelson, Joey Carder, Connor Fields, Thomas Pears, Carolyn Cullinan, Justin Gargett, Derek Polch and Brennan Gallagher. Members of the Blue team are Ryan Gilman, Burke McCampbell-Hill, Neahmiah Goode, Max Miller, Alex Gilman, Madison Driscoll, Pearce Hogan, Julius Gomes, Kieren Grumley, Chelsea Burgess and Johnny Matay. Members of the club on hand this week mourned the death June 17 of club pro and golf director Donald Danny Williams Jr. Williams was committed to keeping members happy and also served on the golf, greens and long-range planning committees at the club. He will be missed. The women of Key Royale Club played a ninehole, individual-low-net golf match June 19. Meredith Slavin and Tootie Wagner both carded 3-under-par 29 back in a two-way tie for second place were Joyce Brown and Judy Christiansen. Christina Mason and par 32s. place in Flight B. Sue Wheeler was alone in second place at 2-under-par 30, while Liz Lang was another shot back in third place. Diane Miller managed a birdie on hole two. Three teams emerged from pool play to advance to the knockout round during June 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. George McKay and John King drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and John Johnson edged Dan Belden and Tim Sofran 22-17. Huyghe-Johnson then steamrolled McKay-King 22-7 in the championship game. Horseshoe action June 20 saw John Johnson and Steve Grossman earn the days outright bragging rights with the only 3-0 record in pool play. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. The Anna Maria Island Community Center is offering a youth basketball camp 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 9-12 under the guidance of assistant athletic director Matt Ray. East, where he was a starter and team captain. He has experience assisting with past basketball camps at The centers basketball camp will focus on helping players improve their fundamentals and understanding of the game. Cost for the four-day camp is $80. For more information or to register, call the center at 941-7781908. British Soccer Camp will be offered at the center 9-11 a.m. July 23-26 for players ages 3-5 and 9 a.m.noon for players 6-16. Cost for the youngsters is $85, while the older age group fee is $110. Applications received less than 10 days prior to camp will be charged an additional $10 fee. British Soccer Camp provides players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive highlevel soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day of camp includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a tournament. Registration forms are available at the center, but players are encouraged to register at www.challengersports.com Conal Cassidy defends against Tori Walter during the Anna Maria Island Community Centers basketball league 8-10 division all-star game June 18. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 21 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O g Tw W 32 years Pr ofessional Experience Captain Wa yne Genthne rWo l fmouth ChartersCell 941-720-4418 PLEASE SEEPAGE 22 Tour AMI & Cortez waters. Underwater adventures with snorkel and metal detectors. Learn about nature and check crab traps with a pro. Lets go island hopping!Pontoon AdventuresCall Capt. Charlotte, 941-243-2425 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Summer arrived June 21, and with the warm weather, fishing the grass flats east of Anna Maria Island and throughout Sarasota Bay is resulting in good action for as top-water plugs and soft plastics. the mangroves, waiting to ambush an unsuspecting shiner. during the midday sun, so you may need to chum to entice Remember, handle snook carefully, theyre still recover ing from the severe cold in 2010. at the mouth of the Manatee River. Early morning topcan experience and now is the time to do it. If you step out of the boat, into shallow wading water, even better. being stealthy. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing moderate numbers of Spanish mackerel being caught in the early morning hours. Small white crappie jigs are the bait of choice, although silver spoons are working, too. While using spoons and jigs, expect a side catch of small jack Pier fishers using live bait, such as shiners and shrimp, are catching mangrove snapper, black drum and even a few catch-and-release snook. For the snapper and the snook, try free-lining a shiner in the shallows around the beginning of the pier. Expect to encounter lemon, bonnethead and blacktip sharks. The largest shark caught at the Rod & Reel Pier this past week was a nurse shark measuring 8 feet long. Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing beaches, catch-and-release snook action is heating up. An assortment of baits are working, but you cant beat a live shiner. Along the beaches, schools of jack crevalle are corralling bait schools on the shoreline. When you see this, you can cast just about anything in the water and get a bite. I suggest a white bucktail jig or silver spoon. Sharks also are patrolling the beaches. Sightings of bull sharks, hammerheads, blacktips and bonnetheads are jack crevalle to hook up with one of these predators. From the piers, Keyes is hearing of Spanish mackerel late evening, and speck rigs, crappie jigs and small silver spoons appear to be getting the most attention. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is tar geting tarpon just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island. on the beach. tides, which causes the reds to lay directly under the mangroves. Chumming with live shiners, Gross is able to lure the reds out from the watery roots and put them in targetable range for his clients. Average size of the reds this past week was 21 inches with the largest coming in at 24 inches. Spotted seatrout also are in Gross sights. Gross anchored last week on some deeper grass flats and feeding, Gross clients are free-lining shiners to get the bite. His biggest trout this past week was 22 inches. Finally, Gross is managing to get his clients on a few catch-and-release snook. Again, free-lining shiners is getting the bite. His largest linesider this past week came in at 33 inches. Capt. Warren Girle is targeting tarpon in the passes and off the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. With an average of six or seven hookups per trip, boat for a quick photo. Average size of the catch this past week was 60-120 pounds. Live baits such as crabs, value, but theyre fun to catch on light tackle. Its not uncommon for a bonito to peel off 100 yards of line on using live shiners on the bottom through sandy areas adjadinner. Tarpon on! James Stur rock, left, and Eric Hicks with the rod, watch as Capt. Mac Gregory pulls up a hefty silverking for a photo and release on a trip in Tampa Bay. Kaitlyn and Emma Munford visiting Anna Maria Island from California bring home dinner for the family a Girle.

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22 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Obituaries Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 3bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1960 on a 100x100 lot sold 05/25/12, Kerr to 302 67th LLC for $410,000. 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1983 on a 74x101 lot was sold 05/23/12, Stoner to Calhoun for $405,000. 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1970 on a 124x110 lot sold 05/25/12, Sears to Yonkee for $405,000; list $439,000. 2bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1967 on a 92x105 lot sold 05/18/12, House of Hazel LLC to 111 Peppertree LLC for $402,000; list $435,000. 753 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a vacant 75x100 lot was sold 05/31/12, Purves to Broadbin for $350,000. condo with shared pool built in 1999 was sold 05/30/12, Kraus to Eggert for $330,000; list $375,000. 1,632 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1976 on a 50x100 lot was sold 05/31/12, Snyder to Anna Maria Coastal Homes LLC for $327,500; list $394,000. 1,899 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1965 on a 85x102 lot was sold 05/30/12, Holsworth to Dorenkamp for $315,000; list $334,900. 203 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/1bath half duplex with pool built in 1955 on a 45x102 lot sold 05/30/12, Weindorf to Doctora for $280,000. pool built in 1975 was sold 05/30/12, Tolentino to Aqua Props LLC for $272,000. shared pool built in 1977 was sold 06/01/12, Ladue to Mayers fro $251,300; list $275,000. with shared pool built in 1978 sold 05/24/12, Barga to Brommer for $230,000; list $244,500. with shared pool built in 1978 sold 05/18/12, Sprague to Phinney for $229,000; list $239,000. sfur 3bed/1bath home built in 1952 on a 50x105 lot was sold 05/30/12, Clark to Apg Florida LLC for $199,000. shared pool built in 1974 sold 06/01/12, McDonald to Detterman for $183,000; list $189,900. pool built in 1979 was sold 05/18/12, Duits to Warren C McRae Home Services Inc. for $105,000; list $119,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Great Location 2/2, 1-car garage 1,300 sf half duplex, $350,000 each mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Feature Property Understanding Professional Dedicated Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTORLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 1999 ANNA MARIA ISLAND, BRADENTON and LONGBOAT KEY Skipper & Associates Inc. Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach FL 34217Cell: 941-780-8000Cindy@islandannamaria.comwww.IslandAnnaMaria.com HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/V ACA TION RENT ALS with live shiners and Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jig head. Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine mangrove snapper at the pier, expect to also hook up lane Spanish mackerel are still ravaging bait schools ers are using jigs or spoons, although a fresh greenback under a popping cork will get the job done, too. Cobia have managed to stick around the pier for yet need stout tackle and a landing net to successfully bring of large species, including bull sharks, blacktips and hammerheads. As of this week, the largest sharks being caught are nurse sharks and blacktips, says Medley. Any cut bait mackerel is like candy to these toothy predators. William M. Church William M. Church, 87, of Holmes Beach, died June 19. Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home. Survivors include wife Verdella; son William; daughter Verdella; sister Elizabeth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Michael E. Culhane Michael E. Culhane, 61, of Bradenton, died June 19. He was born in Paterson, N.J., and moved in 1980 to Anna Maria from Hawthorne, N.J. member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers. Service will be private for the family. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mr. Culhane is survived by sons Christopher of Bradenton, and Jared and wife Katrina of Orlando; daugh ter Lorin and husband Rob Newingham of Bradenton; brothers Paul of Port Charlotte, Fla., Edward of Totowa, N.J., and Timothy of Hawthorne, N.J.; sister Kathy and husband Robert Kelley of Sarasota; seven grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews. Thelma Grace Savage Thelma Grace Savage, 94, of Bradenton, died June 15. Mrs. Savage performed with the Venice Symphony, the Sarasota Pop Symphony and the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra. She attended Harvey Memorial Church of Bradenton Beach and enjoyed going to the beach. Jean R. Thobe Jean R. Thobe released her spirit to God on Monday morning, June 18. Her life on Bradenton Beach was an example of how to live gloriously. Her mother, Helen Ramsey, moved to Bradenton Beach in 1952. In 1963, Jean and Ralph Thobe moved their family to the same property, where they built a home facing the Gulf of Mexico. The house was razed in 1982 in order to construct Summer Sands condominium, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Jean loved crafts, which included shell work, knitting, sewing, quilting and macrame. She was accomplished at all of them and loved learning something new. She was very involved in Roser Church on Anna Maria Island, and volunteered her time to its Migrant Mission, Roser Guild and Thrift Store. Jean lived by the Golden Rule and was a cherished member of her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Roser Memorial Community Church Chapel with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. Please, join us in celebrat ing her life! In memory of Jean Thobe, donations may be made to Roser Memorial Community Church. Donald Danny Williams Jr. Donald Danny Williams Jr. of Anna Maria died most of his professional life in the state of New Jersey. He was a life member of the Professional Golfers Association for 64 years. Danny, as he was known professionally, began his golf career in 1946 at the Knoll Golf Club, Boonton, N.J., as assistant to the head golf professional, who was his father. In 1952, he became the head pro at Rockaway River Country Club. He returned to the Knoll in 1955 to at Glens Falls Country Club in New York. It was there in 1963 he became Northeastern New York PGA ChamMr. Williams returned to New Jersey to become head pro at Mendham Golf and Tennis Club, where he set the course record of 67 and remained for 28 years. He also set records at four other clubs. Mr. Williams amassed 11 New Jersey professional Super Senior. He retired to Florida in 1966. He earned the title of Super Senior Open Champion in 1993 and 1995 as a member of PGA North Florida Section, Southwest Chapter. He had eight holes in one and two double eagles during his career. Mr. Williams most recently served as the pro and golf director at the Key Royale Club, Anna Maria Island, where he also served on the golf, greens and long-range There will be no services. Brown & sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Savage is survived by son Mark of Shelbyville, Ind.; daughter Lynne Ellen Dossey of Colleyville, Texas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nephew Don Griesbach of Bradenton. planning committees. He was committed to keeping the members happy and enjoying golf. Mr. Williams was an all-around athlete and excelled in many sports, including bowling and running. He was par ticularly proud to have run with hundreds of others over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge before its opening. He was most renowned for his teaching abilities, and had success teaching young players. Many titles were won by his pupils. The family plans to hold a celebration of life at a later date in New Jersey. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of 22 years, Penelope; children Donna and husband Steve Matlaga of Cedar Knolls, N.J.; Nancy and husband Mark Goebel of Stanhope, N.J.; Dan III of Mendham, N.J.; and John P. of Bradenton; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters Dorothy Blews of Mt. Airy, N.C., Betty Kuhar of Los Gatos, Calif., and Nicola and husband Pat Stickle of Bradenton.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 23 $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 oors, new washer-dryer, 5 new TVs, new ceiling fans, new furniture in every room and new dishes in kitchen, all included. Maintenance-free community offers gym, tennis courts, pool and clubhouse. Enjoy nearby Robinson Preserve, walking, biking trails, shing and kayaking. Call today, 941-447-1506. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755ISLAND LIVING Oversized home on double lot. Spacious home with 2 masters, big closets, a bonus room that could be 4th bedroom. Storage, laundry room and pantry. Large yard leaves plenty of room for a pool. Walking distance to the beach,bay and trolley. Offered turnkey furnished. $319,000. 1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH A 2bed/2bath charming Florida home designed and built by Ruth Richmond in Holmes Beach. This updated home offers a 1-car garage, open plan, circular driveway, large deck, trellis and greenhouse, and sits on a large tropical lots with many mature plants. Room for a pool. Short Sale. $389,000. Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849 toll free 800.778.9599 Call Mel or Barb Neely for details. 941.809.5565 | 941.807.6220 OPEN HOUSE JULY 1Spectacular top oor furnished end unit directly on beach with over 2,108 sf living area. Open plan with panoramic views and its own stairway to the Gulf of Mexico. 3302 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. MLS#M5829595 $1,625,000 LBK chamber tees off Friday The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Circle Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf tournament starting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, and spots are still available for interested players. The scramble-format tournament will be at the Longboat Key Club and Resort Islandside Golf Course and the cost is $125 for a single player. The chamber has openings for singles and teams. An awards ceremony and banquet will follow the tournament play. For more information, call 941-383-2466.Fireworks scheduled at 3 Chiles restaurants With the July 4 holiday coming on a Wednesday this year, Ed Chiles, owner of the MarVista, BeachHouse and works shows at each restaurant to begin Monday, July 2, at the Mar Vista Restaurant, 760 Broadway, Longboat Key. Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, and on July 4, the rockets red glare will be at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. dusk each night, weather permitting, said a spokesperson for the restaurants. Other businesses are hosting July 4 events and taking of the event, including Moores Stone Crab Restaurant adjacent to the Mar Vista, and Banana Cabana and Bridge Street Bistro-Island Time Bar and Grill, both near the BeachHouse.AMI chamber plans biz card exchange The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business card exchange event 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the new clubhouse at The Springs at Palma Sola, 4601 66th St. W., Bradenton. Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest. Reservations are requested although not required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 941-778-1541, or e-mail info@amichamber.org. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers to help organize its 13th annual golf tournament scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21. The golf tournament organizing committee will hold Anyone interested in assisting with the tournament is asked to attend, or call 941-778-1541 for more information. ster. Nora Bucci and Kristen Bucci. Loudermilk. Amy Tobin. Holmes Beach, Shawn Kaleta. islander.org to report news for your business. The Chiles group of restaurants headlines the July 4 holiday with events on Anna Maria Island.Passing the gavelRotary Club of Anna Maria Island president Judy Rup, left, gives the gavel June 12 to Lynn Zemmer, Rotary former club president and district governor for Rotary District 6960, conducted the installation ceremony at the clubs monthly luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Courtesy Photo AMICC summer camps, activities continue Its Summer My Way at Anna Maria Island Community Center. With seven weeks left for summer-time fun, theres still time to register kids for a variety of activiand specialty camps. For example, coming up, the center offers a sport ica will be the featured country in creative camp, and Hayward Soccer also will offer a specialty camp. A variety of times and fees apply. The center is closed July 4, Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. AMICC suggests browsing its 28-page brochure of activities, and signing up at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-1908, ext. 9206.

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24 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Windows & Doors 941-730-5045 LIC#CBC1253145 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t Anderson & Associates Insuranc eY our Island Insurance Specialis t Working to save you money941-778-8303 ANSWERS TO JUNE 27 PUZZLE N A T O A P B Y E A S T S W A B A M A H B O R O P O L L O I T A R A B U M B L E R A P R U M B L E P U N C H O S I R I S G E T I T L O N D O N B E L O T I G N E O U S G I N T H A N W A R B L E O N D R U G S S H A H R E G I S E R A S E O P E D E A V E T R A D E R G E S T A T E S T H E R E S T H E R U B B L E A M O K H A S C H I N O S E A M E N G L O A T E D K A S H M I R C R A W A S I A O O N A O K F E E S D R O P P I N G T R O U B L E M A L T S H O P O C E A N O P E E N I S E E A L O O P Y P R E S P L O T N O B L E N O N S E N S E S O M E C D R O R I E N T S A R N A Z D E P L O Y P L A T O O L D A G E Q U E E N M U M B L E H U B B L E C A P E R O S A D O R E S E C T O C R I P D O N S N O T A X H U E K E N O Design & BuildCarl V. Johnson Jr. Inc.Custom Building ContractorNew Homes, Decks, Porches Additions and RenovationsLicense # RR0066450 Waly Precision Painting GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Donation drop-off, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 30. Computer table, All-Clad pans, dining table, chairs. 426 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. LOST & FOUND FOUND: BLACK-AND-white male cat, young, not neutered. Found 57th Street, Holmes Beach. Call 617-733-6528. FOUND: RING, 22nd Street and Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. Call 970-209-0167. LOST MEDALLION: COPPER St. Michaels on beach behind Sunset Cove, Holmes Beach. Extreme sentimental value, reward offered. 813951-8049. Need computer help? If I dont have your answers, I know someone who will. Start to nish, network setup, printer help, and continuing support... Give me a call.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY Tall redhead in great shape searching for a life partner ... I enjoy running, long walks by the beach and evenings watching TV snuggled on the couch. Im a quiet guy but cant wait to open up to the right person. Please, call 941-896-6701 as soon as possible and ask for Champ. ITEMS FOR SALE BODY BY VI 90-Day Health Challenge kits for sale: www.ashleymatelau.bodybyvi.com or call 941-962-5637. Transform your body now! EUREKA UPRIGHT VACUUM: Used, not abused, $15, two antique solid metal floor lamps $10 each. 941-778-6766. PATIO TABLE, CHAIRS, umbrella stand, $50, Flat-screen monitor, speakers, keyboard, $75, Hooked On Phonics pre-K learning system, complete, $60. 845-270-3235. TILE-CUTTING WET saw, 2-hp with stand, $100, four-compartment sink, self-contained for food show vendors, crossbow ex exerciser, $100. 941-778-3875. FISHING POLE: FUJI surf rod, 9-feet, $15, tool tote with tool liner, telescopic handle, $10. 941761-1415. TWO FISHING RODS: Penn Long Beach, 6-feet, Shakespeare Sturdy Stick, 7-feet. Both need tips. $10. 941-761-1415. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE 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 classi eds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AMI GENERATIONS ORCHESTRA: Open call, noon, Thursday, June 28, at Sandpiper clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive north, Bradenton Beach. Can arrange private audition, too. All ages welcome. Musicians still needed: strings, woodwinds, brass, etc. Contact Koko Ray Hansen, 941-538-8724. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.or g urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online 5 p.m. on Monday at www.islander. org. Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Available At...

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 25 LOST & FOUND Continued LOST: SET OF keys with car remote, lost at Manatee Public Beach on June 11. Please, call if found, 317-439-4698. PETS ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes, certi ed 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. TERRIFIC DOG FOR adoption! Rescued 2-yearold lab/shepherd mix. Handsome, excellent companion. Neutered, up to date on shots, chipped. 941-896-6701. PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. SEADUCED WATERCRAFT ADVENTURES: Pontoon and deck boat rentals from $99, sunset sailing, $39/person. Tours, nature, Passage Key, Egmont Key. Yacht tours, Egmont Key and offshore. Yacht rentals, 28-foot Carver available for overnights. 941-779-5889. KAYAKS: TWO PERCEPTION ECLIPSE 16-foot, rudder, cockpit cover, no paddles, rarely used, $750 each, $1,300/both. 941-345-4464. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE agent. AMI Beaches Real Estate. Old Florida with a twist.-799-9096. TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players for all kitchen positions. Some experience required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please come in for an application. NEED OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE person. Generally, once a week clean up. 941-447-1506. AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT COUR HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander. org to order a commemorative centennial plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG HELP WANTED Continued NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and boutique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. BABIES, PETS, PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 17-year-old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. DOG WALKING SERVICE: $10. Call Jewel, 941524-1423. NICOLE AND JENNAS kid and pet services. Babysitting, dog sitting and walking. Call Jenna, 863-529-2304, Nicole, 941-320-7981. 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 of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE 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. CAREGIVER FOR THE ELDERLY: Bathe, cook, shop, appointments, light cleaning. Four hours or more. Top references, 28 years experience. Have family that can also help. Call Diana, 941545-7114. IN-HOME CARE: Two-three days per week. Appointments, meals, light housekeeping. Excellent Island references. 941-726-8000. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classified ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander. org. TURN THE PAGE FOR MORE SERVICES...

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26 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER SERVICES Continued TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. 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 estimate, 941-896-6788. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-5456688. STRESSED? ANNA MARIA practitioner offers reexology and Indian head massage. Call 941545-3307 or 941-567-5543. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941748-2700. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S SERVICES Continued BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581. TIMS TOTAL LAWN Care and handyman. Light hauling, most lawns, $25. Also pressure washing. Call 941-807-2537. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. 25 years. Call 941-807-1015. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classieds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach GULF-FRONT COMPLEXPretty Gulf views from light, condo. Turnkey furnished, Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, BAYSHORE GARDENS PERICO BAYFRONT updates. Easy to see. ISLAND CREAM-PUFF Updated duplex on rare RARE PERICO VILLA AWESOME SHORTSALE dock. Newer construction, 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.comCANAL FRONT. $489,000. MIKE NORMAN REALT Y EST 1978HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE. $155,000. DIRECT BEACH VIEW $279,000 CONTRACT PENDING CONTRACT PENDING CONTRACT PENDING Our agents are busy! Call us to list your property for sale.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 27 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 7502,000 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 private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA over looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bridge Street area, Bradenton beach, 1,000 sf and up. 941-447-1506. PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY rental. 3BR/3BA, private pool, beautifully furnished. Call 941-7953778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk. HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. Adorable efciency available monthly, January-April 2013. $1,200/month. 908-850-6086. Photos available. 1BR/1BA APARTMENT AND 2BR/2BA cottage annual rentals. Available now. No pets. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate. RENTALS Continued 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 941538-8622. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished, views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock, Available seasonal or annual. 818-6203543. 1BR/1BA APARTMENT AND 2BR/2BA cottage, both annual rentals. Available now. No pets. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate. ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: 2BR/2BA or 3BR/2BA, Holmes Beach house preferred. References available. September occupancy, 941778-5318. BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL, KEY Royale unfurnished annual rental. 2BR/2BA with den, pool, boat lift, two-car garage. Dont miss this gem! $2,500/ month. Credit check required. Available Sept. 1. 941-730-1086. ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, central heat/air conditioning, all appliances, close to beach, clean and comfortable, $900/month. 941-745-0407. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. More ads = more readers in The Islander. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. UPSCALE ANNA MARIA! 215 Chilson Ave. Virtual tour, pop-up floor plan and facts at www.215chilson.com. HOLMES BEACH HOME, quality built and priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. Price reduced to $499,000! No reasonable offer refused! Questions, 309-6427370. View virtual tour: www.srqmediaworks2. com/30959thstreet/ OWN PARADISE: $13,700! 2BR/2BA mobile home. Great shape with water view. Boat slips, RV storage available. Near outlet mall, tness center, shing pier, tennis, ve pools, four clubhouses, full activity calendar. 567 Bayshore Drive in Colony Cove. Contact Seth, 941-722-7874. Winstons-mom@tampabay.rr.com. CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate. Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call 941-5928373, e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.com REDUCED IRONWOOD CONDO! $49,999. 1BR/1.5BA. Many upgrades. 55-plus community. Overlooks golf course. HOA fee, $233/month. Pet-friendly building, six miles to Anna Maria Island. 941-524-8969. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.IDEAL LOCATION, 3 BR/3 BA HOME ON CANAL, WITH HEATED POOL, OPEN FLOOR PLAN, SPLIT BEDROOMS. $625,000 BOATERS DREAM! www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.comProperties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce to see whats new or talk to an agent today.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. 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28 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Across 1 Grp. with an alphabet 5 Message from police HQ 8 It makes bubbly bubbly 13 Tar 17 Eastern nurse 18 Brooklyn, e.g., informally 20 Hoi ___ 21 Mammys place 22 Falter while imitating Jay-Z? 24 Something thrown in West Side Story? 26 Underworld deity 27 Is that clear? 29 Dickensian setting 30 Trick-taking game 31 Like pumice 33 Game-ending cry 34 See 107-Down 36 Sing high notes? 42 1970s exile 45 Noted 2011 TV retiree, popularly 47 Reduce marks? 48 Kind of column 49 Nesting site 50 Wall Street type 52 Develops slowly 54 Cry upon arriving at an earthquake site? 58 In a frenzy 59 Dines on 60 X, on campuses 61 Bridge locale 62 It may follow forever and ever 63 Didnt conceal ones smugness 67 Region of 70-Across for which a type of wool is named 69 Animal stomach 70 See 67-Across 72 Suffix with ball 73 All systems go 76 Tuition and others 77 What the turnoverprone football player had? 82 Fountain location 84 El Pacfico, e.g. 85 Ball-shaped part 86 Hmm 87 Knock for ___ 90 W.W. I battle locale 91 Abad one may contain holes 92 Shenanigans at the royal court? 95 Not a lot 97 Mil. leader 98 Points in the right direction 100 Ball partner 104 Begin a tour 108 He wrote Knowledge is the food of the soul 109 Senescence 110 Nickname for a hard-to-understand monarch? 114 Lens cover for a large telescope? 116 Classical bow wielder 117 Eats up 118 Outer: Prefix 119 Blood rival 120 Oxford profs 121 Feature of grocery purchases, often 122 Coral, e.g. 123 Numbers game Down 1 Bigwig 2 Put a smile on 3 Source of the words mulligatawny and catamaran 4 Are you kidding me?! 5 Fives 6 ___ favor 7 Fort ___, N.C. 8 Source of a viral outbreak 9 American ___ 10 Robe for one tending a flock 11 Fa-la connector 12 Telephone system connectors 13 Taser, say 14 Airport security item 15 Giovanna d___ (Verdi opera) 16 German train track 19 Dentists directive 20 Record listing 23 Neighbor of Poland: Abbr. 25 The Atlantic, in a common phrase 28 Quick preview 31 Subject of Newtons first law of motion 32 Canon product, for short 33 Have a look! 35 Where pieces are put together? 37 Most holes in one 38 Nomad 39 Baseballs Justin or B. J. 40 Many a Silicon Valley hiree 41 Radical 60s org. 42 Genesis son 43 Ver-r-ry funny! 44 Some Monopoly properties: Abbr. 46 Exasperated outburst 51 Cry just before disaster strikes 53 The Magic Flute protagonist 55 Mercedes-Benz luxury line 56 ___ choy (Chinese vegetable) 57 Troop grp. 62 Lovingly, to a musician 63 Fairy tale girl 64 Big game fish 65 That, in Tijuana 66 Fiesta bowl? 68 Sex appeal 69 Atabloid keeps tabs on one 71 G.I.s address 73 Genesis son 74 Promise, e.g. 75 Alter ego who carries a notepad 76 Burkina ___ 77 Sorrow 78 Arctic waters, on historical maps 79 Mythical elixir of forgetfulness 80 Long-jawed fish 81 Where cheap seats are in a baseball stadium 82 Part of r.p.m.: Abbr. 83 Useful husband, say 88 Spanish bear 89 Befuddle 93 Nobel Prize subj. 94 Frasier character 96 Outdoor promenade 99 iPod ___ 101 Brooch feature, maybe 102 Over 103 One of the Marx Brothers 104 Threw out of a contest, informally 105 Prefix with zone 106 Lowly laborer 107 With 34-Across, what < means 109 Concerto soloist, perhaps 111 Its stem is used in miso soup 112 Witticism 113 Cup holder? 115 Energy meas.No. 0617RELEASE DATE: 6/24/2012 PLAYABLE By Kyle T. Dolan / Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 1234567 8910111213141516 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 31 3233 3435 36 37 38394041 424344 4546 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 5657 58 59 60 61 62 63 64656667 68 69 70 71 72 737475 76 77 787980 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 888990 91 92 93 94 9596 97 98 99 100101102103 104105106107 108 109 110 111112113 114115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 29. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox reported a possibility Sunday. Thanks to a lot of people volunteering, we were relocating nests most of Sunday morning, said Fox. But by 1 p.m., it was getting too bad on the beaches and I had to pull volunteers from the beach. Fox said one of those nests was from a green turtle, which came ashore to lay her eggs Saturday. Green Maria Island compared to the loggerhead turtles. Fox said the green turtle nest, as well as several loggerhead nests were relocated to Coquina Beach where the sand is still high and dry. Fox was still assessing the potential loss of nests, as of press time Monday. TS DEBBY Tropical Storm Debby delivers deluge to AMI Sunday next to the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier, as Tropical Storm Debby lashed the Island with heavy rain and high winds. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kimberly Kuizon. Gulf of Mexico waters Sunday churn just feet away from Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, as Tropical Storm Debby churned offshore. The storm didnt stop beachgoers though as these seashell hunters look for shells deposited on shore by the storm. Islander Photos: Mark Young BELOW LEFT: Black skimmer chicks were in need of rescue from Longboat Key Sunday during Tropical Storm Debby. The baby birds were rescued by Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton Beach. Dozens were rescued from the storm. Islander Photo: Courtesy Gail Straight The awning that once hung over the Holmes Beach Timesaver lays in ruin following tropical storm force winds Sunday delivered by Tropical Storm Debby. Islander Photo: Mark Young in Holmes Beach down overnight Sunday. The road reopened Monday morning, but was still under as much as 8 inches of water by morning work commute. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kimberly Kuizon



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Astheworldterns answer Privateer SOS. Page 6 The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Island happenings Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA $2 million budge for groins. Page 14AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year All-stars season. Page 20 Streetlife VOLUME 20, NO. 34 JUNE 27, 2012 FREE PLEASE SEE NEW BEACH, PAGE 4 PLEASE SEE TS DEBBY, PAGE 28 By Mark Young Islander Reporter A 75-year-old Holmes Beach man faces felony cruelty to an animal charge after what police say was a deadly attack on a great white heron. Laurie Pardee, 671 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, was arrested June 16 after allegedly shooting the heron with a .22 caliber handgun from his porch. According to police, Pardee shot the heron, but it did not die. Pardee then allegedly began beating the bird with a net and ultimately stomped it to death before throwing it into Tampa Bay. Three witnesses saw the incident and contacted police, who noted that Pardee initially admitted to the incident. The birds body was recovered. The Holmes Beach Police Department reported that a representative of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission During the investigation, Joyce Parker, 76, who was at the scene, also was arrested for felony tampering with evidence. According to the report, Parker attempted to hide the handgun from police by placing it in a closet under some linen. Police allege that Parker made several false statements during the investigation. Pardee was charged with felony cruelty to an animal and misdemeanor booked into the Manatee County jail. Pardee posted $1,500 bond the same day. Parker was charged with felony tampering with evidence and misdemeanor obstruction. She initially was held overnight on $1,500 bond, but was released on her own recognizance June 17, according to the MCSO website. Parker and Pardee were scheduled for arraignment July 13, at 9 a.m. Pardee ParkerKey Royale man arrested for shooting, beating bird County eyes major beach renourishment By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Manatee County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker is planning what he calls the central beach renourishment project for Anna Maria Island starting in 2014 or early 2015. Hunsicker told the Manatee County Tourism Development Council at its June 18 meeting that the project would encompass much of the middle portion of the Islands beaches, along with Bean Point and other Anna Maria areas. The major problem, he said, is funding the estimated $19 million project. It seems like every state along the Gulf of Mexico has a beach renourishment project planned, and 48 Florida coastal cities have applied to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for permits, along with funding by the state Legislature, Hunsicker said. Helicopter sprays to control AMI mosquitoes. Page 2 Law enforcement says No to Holmes Beach code warnings go out. Page 4 Tourism up, tax collection down. Pages 8-9 Island police blotter. Center direction search. Magistrate hired. Pages 10-11 County budgets BB groins. AM chickens move on. Pages 14-15 BB pier addresses dock issue. Page 18 Turtle party, nest count. Page 19 All-stars play out basketball season. Page 20 good start. Page 21 Page 22 24-27 TS Debby pics. Page 28 Obituaries Sandpiper lawsuit error. Page 2TS Debby drenches Island; threatens sea turtlesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Tropical Storm Debby meandered northeast through the Gulf of Mexico the night of June 23 and parked itself approximately 190 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storms most severe weather was to its southwest and, from where the storm stalled June 24, sent bands of heavy rains and tropical storm force winds across the Island. As of 11 a.m. June 25, the storm was moving north, northeast at 3 mph toward the Big Bend area of Florida. In Bradenton Beach, an estimated 1-3-foot storm surge June 24 sent Gulf waters within a few feet of the Moose Lodge, 135 Gulf Drive S. On the bay, choppy waters rocked boats loose from moorings, sending some slamming into the Historic Bridge Street Pier. Bradenton Beach police reported damage to the pier, but had yet to assess the damage as of presstime for The Islander. As of June 24, at least three small craft had sunk, with one small sailboat meeting its fate on the piers rocks. Reports of other boats sinking, including a houseboat in Cortez and one docked on a Holmes Beach canal came in Monday morning. The Rod & Reel Pier and Anna Maria City Pier both closed June 24. While the city pier expected to reopen at 4 p.m. June 25, the Rod & Reel had some repairs to make. As of Islander remained a concern for the National Weather predicted through Tuesday. Sixto 10-foot waves were expected to maintain the crashing effect on Island beaches, ing damage as of press time. According to Laurie Feagans, Manatee County chief of emergency management, emergency operations center personnel planned a June 25 meeting to discuss Debbys present and potential impact. Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine advised people planning a trip to the Island to delay those plans June 24, while heavy rains and As of Monday morning, Marina Drive was front of the Island Branch Library and Holmes Beach City Hall, where roadway waters measuring some 6 to 8 inches deep in areas. Rain totals from Sunday through Monday morning varied across the Gulf Coast, with some areas receiving up to 10 inches of rain. While TS Debby still in the Gulf, an estimated 3-5 inches of additional rain was forecast for June 25-26 in some areas. Storm forecasters with no real driving force in the atmosphere to push the storm one way or the other. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge linking Manatee and Pinellas counties was closed during the afternoon of June 24 and remained closed June 25 by presstime for The Islander. A boat broke from its mooring June 24 in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby, smashing it into the rocks next to the Historic Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach. The boat sank and spilled its contents. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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The mosquito population of the Island has increased dramatically in recent weeks, said Chris Lesser of the MMCD, because the insects have bred in the many locations of standing water from recent heavy rains. We hadnt aerial sprayed Anna Maria Island for around 15 years, maybe 10, Lesser said. Normally, theres not a problem on the Island, he added, and spraying with trucks has been effective in the past for AMI mosquito control. number of complaints about the size and number of mosquitoes on Anna Maria Island. An investigation revealed the spray trucks would not be able to eliminate the problem and it was time for the helicopter to spray. The districts trucks can only go 20 mph, while the helicopter travels much faster, and can spray the entire Island in one evening, Lesser said. The helicopter applied the control treatment over the Island June 21. A chemical that is non-toxic to humans and pets was used by the helicopter when it sprayed the Island, Lesser added. The days of using a spray harmful to humans and animals are long gone, he noted. although the helicopter doesnt wait for perfect conditions. He cautioned Island residents not to be alarmed by a future. It will be the districts helicopter either making a Its only us, Lesser said. Information on the district and its spray schedule can be found online at www.manateemosquito.com Resi dents also may submit service requests for mosquito con trol on the website.Why do we kill mosquitoes? Mosquito control manages the population of mosquitoes to reduce their damage to human health, tourism and enjoyment. Mosquito control is a vital public-health practice throughout the world and especially in the tropics, where mosquitoes spread many diseases, such as malaria. MMCD recommends reviewing outdoor areas to eliminate mosquito breeding opportunities and taking actions, including: water. and swales. other small containers. HB v. BB: Lawsuit errs on Sandpiper name By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter On behalf of Sandpiper Resort Co-op, local attor the effect of a recent lawsuit served on Sandpiper Co-op Resort Inc. in Bradenton Beach. representing 120 owners in the mobile home park and the city of Bradenton Beach last month, seeking to void Bradenton Beachs 2008 quitclaim to Sandpiper of 27th Street, at the border of the two cities. Webbs motion asks the court to quash service of process because Doug Lefevre is not the registered Co-Op Resort Inc. It also states there is no such Florida Beach in the suit. The Florida Department of State Division of Corpo Inc. The Holmes Beach lawsuit asks the court to declare the street running east of Gulf Drive to Sarasota Bay on the north side of the park a public right of way. The suit seeks a court order requiring the Sandpiper to remove the gates and private property signs from the fence, and a portion of the fence to provide access from an adjoining Holmes Beach alley to 27th Street. The court assigned Judge Diane L. Moreland to the case. Attorneys for the two cities agreed June 1 to extend the time allowed for Bradenton Beach to respond to the complaint. A stipulation, signed by the respective city answer or other response. As of The Islanders presstime, no responsive pleadThe dispute first arose in December 2008 when Holmes Beach learned of the impending Bradenton Beach quitclaim deed and an ordinance in support of the conveyance. While Holmes Beach commissioners dropped the matter shortly after it advised Bradenton Beach of its objections to the quitclaim deed, the issue arose again last summer when the Sandpiper erected a fence, installed gates and posted no trespass signs along the border. Settlement discussions and meetings between the

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 3 C U S T O M H O M E S LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTLaw enforcement says no to illegal reworksBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter the beaches July 4 should heed a warning from Sgt. Dave Maria substation. He said state statutes require MCSO deputies to seize mine if the situation also warrants a citation for illegal And there will be plenty of deputies on Anna Maria beaches this July 4. Turner said he would have three extra deputies on patrol that evening, along with his regular complement of deputies. Additionally, the MCSO may have a tactical area control team searching the beach areas of the city on the There are usually about eight deputies on a TAC team and they would comb the beach in all-terrain vehicles, Turner said. The decision to use a TAC team is under consideration. permitted are allowed, Turner said. caution on the roads. Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said patrols will be stepped up for the July 4 holiday, with a special emphasis on impaired and careless driving. The chief urged people to enjoy the holiday, but to do it with safety in mind. He also reminded residents and visitors to be aware Additionally, the chief said anyone traveling to the in their vehicles. If beachgoers plan to place valuables in the trunk, Romine recommends he or she do so before arriving at their parking destination on the beach. Bradenton Beach also is well-prepared for the Chief Sam Speciale. In addition, the MCSO will operate a horse patrol along the public beach areas. The same personnel will be at work the evening of July 3, when the BeachHouse Restaurant holds its annual works to the beach or anywhere in the city should think twice. Were going to confiscate illegal fireworks and make sure it doesnt get out of hand, Speciale said. Restaurant July 4 in Anna Maria will begin after dusk and the event has a permit for its pyrotechnical display. On July 3, the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 S. Gulf works show starting shortly after dark. The MarVista restaurant on the north end of Longon July 2. works.Whats a legal rework? ida even if they are available for purchase at stores and roadside stands. that emit only colored smoke, and glow worms that burn bright colors but do not explode. and court costs. A loophole in the law allows customers to buy lawful purposes, including certain uses in agriculture and form. But if it you from lighting it for entertainment. That includes the popular Roman candles. dacfo.com/sfm/sparklerindex.htm. Islander File Photo Island watch substation, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807. Regardless of location, in the event of an emergency, call 911.

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4 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER NEW BEACH MeetingsAnna Maria City and education. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941708-5800, g. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Independence Day. Theres a lot of competition out there, he said. The good news is that the Anna Maria Island project is presently at the top of the states priority list of needed beach renourishment projects, he said. Hunsicker estimated the state would fund about $4.6 million of the project, while the county beach renourishment fund should provide about the same amount. That Corps of Engineers. But theres still no guarantee the corps will provide he cautioned. Its possible we wont have the $19 million when the corps makes its budget. It will give us some funding, he noted, but he cant guarantee its going to be enough from the federal government to cover the projected cost. The county beach renourishment fund comes from the 5 percent tourism development tax collected on rent als of six months or less. The tax is often called the resort, or bed, tax. The county reserves 1 cent of every 5 cents collected for beach renourishment projects. Hunsicker estimated the renourishment fund cur rently holds about $3 million. Some portions of the project not included in the $19 million estimate are funded by other sources. Before dredging begins in one designated borrow area in the Gulf of Mexico, Port Dolphin LLC, the company constructing a pipeline facility to accommodate natural gas transfers by tankers about 20 miles west-northwest of the Island to Port Manatee, has pledged $4.8 million to the county. Those funds were designated because the transfer facility and pipeline will prohibit future dredging there of the sands prime beach sands for renourishment of AMI beaches. Most of the sand dredged from the pipeline borrow area, which is near the north end of Anna Maria Island, would be used for Anna Marias beaches, Hunsicker said. Included in the plan is the removal and replacement of the three groins erected in the 1950s at Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach. The groins would be replaced with semi-permeable groins that allow some sand to pass under neath. In their current condition, Hunsicker said they are in danger of collapsing and are closed to the public. TDC board member Barbara Rodocker questioned the wisdom of spending all that money to fool Mother Nature, but Hunsicker said renourishment does more than just keep the beaches looking good for visitors. A solid, renourished beach supports beachfront structures, roads along the beach, houses and apartments near the beach, and keeps Gulf Drive the Islands northsouth artery operational, he said. Its still a lot of money for sand that washes away, Rodocker responded. Hunsicker also said BP, as part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement, is providing a large sum of toration. How the money received by Florida is distributed has yet to be been determined, he said, but all of Florida except Okeechobee County is considered a coastal area. Hunsicker said he and county commissioners are writing state legislators about Anna Maria Islands needs, and asking them to consider allocating some BP funds to Manatee County for coastal repairs. The renourishment project is expected to begin sometime in 2014, Hunsicker said.Holmes Beach code enforcement sends warnings checks over warning letters hes about to mail June 18 noise complaints reported to the citys police department in June. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter June 18 to owners and rental agents that lay the foundation for future code violations based on noise complaints to the Holmes Beach Police Department. to Sato Real Estate, one to Anna Maria Vacations, one to Island Real Estate and one to Mike Norman Realty, Forbes said. If these owners or agents are involved in future noise complaints, they may face a notice of violation and an action against them before the citys code board. months of 2012. No code hearing is scheduled for June. Focus groups headed by city commissioners recently recommended the city hold owners and rental agents as well as the renters who may cause the problem responsible for code violations. The groups were formed after some 100 residents packed a meeting in December to address problems relating to rental properties, including garbage, noise, park ing and rental agents and builders circumventing city codes. Another recent issue Forbes has tackled, with the help of Commissioner Pat Morton, includes a backlog of 105 unpaid Waste Management accounts that the waste hauler has threatened to close and cease pick up. The city contracts with Waste Management Inc. for solid-waste removal, recycling and yard-waste removal. Morton and Forbes said the city wasnt looking to be a collection arm for the WMI, but rather to avert potential garbage problems if residents collection is halted. After some 84 letters went out, 20-some old accounts calls from property owners, were down to 30 or so, said Forbes. Morton said if the problem accounts are not resolved by July 1, violation letters may be sent to the owners. Also on Forbes code enforcement complaint list is website advertising. At a June 12 city commission meeting, Commis to six-day rentals in the R-2 district, where minimum seven-day stays are allowed. She also said some online tion of Federal Emergency Management Agency rules. Forbes said that while the city cant regulate advertising, he is investigating Peelens complaints and the use of advertising as evidence of code violations. He said hell be working on a letter to go out to real estate agents to address the website issues.Code ofcer earns praise Kudos about one city employee whos been in the hot seat as the city focuses on strict code enforcement have been consistent in the past several months. At city commission meetings, work sessions and after meetings, from longtime resident Mary Buonagura compliments for Forbes for a job well done. Forbes came to the position a year ago from the citys public works department. Hes even-tempered and has a quiet demeanor, said public works superintendent Joe Duennes. He doesnt come out after you with all guns blazing, but he has the ability to be tough when he needs to be, he said. Forbes views his work as being about one word But, if there are uncooperative or repeat code violators, he lets the offender know he or she can go the route of a code board hearing, Forbes said.City signage sparks controversy A new city policy in Holmes Beach has resulted in posting code enforcement signs on all vehicles driven by maintenance workers in the public works department. I think its a sham played on people of the city, said Holmes Beach Commissioner Pat Morton of the new are numerous cars with the sign on them. Morton raised the issue at the June 12 city commis sion meeting, calling it a misrepresentation. After the meeting, Morton said its no different than allowing regular city workers to drive a marked police car. Duennes said the reasoning behind the new signage is to make the public aware of the fact that there are eyes looking out for code violators. He said the maintenance workers can be the eyes and ears of the city and valid witnesses if the situation calls for it. Building inspector Bob Shaffer has the skills to identify code violations, and he drives one of the vehicles, said Duennes. In addition, maintenance workers have been given a complaint form to use if they come across a potential code violation. It includes general categories, including address, type of complaint, such as overgrown lawns, trash, illegal parking, rental violations, no permit, as well as the complainants name and address. About the new policy, Forbes said, Im scared its a misrepresentation, but he also agreed with Duennes, that it is important to create a public consciousness of strict code enforcement. HB cancels meeting The city of Holmes Beach has canceled the Tuesday, June 26, commission meeting and work session due to two commissioners being out of town and, based on limited agenda items, no need to meet twice a month, according to Stacey Johnson, Holmes Beach city clerk. The next Holmes Beach city commission meeting and work session will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

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6 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Accounting Services accounting@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Shari Urbano (All others: news@islander.org) JUNE 27, 2012 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion Your Chime inThe Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,600 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. If you would like to become a fan and join the conversation, we provide a direct link to our fan page from www. islander.org.What will be done? A month or so ago, I wrote to the Holmes Beach commissioners concerning rental noise. I offered the suggestion that all owners and rental agents be required to advise prospective renters of the current rental regulaFor myself, I have grown tired of calling the police to complain about midnight pool parties at my neighbors rental. It certainly isnt fun and I usually stay up later on those nights in the hopes that theyll just quit early and go to bed. Similarly, Im sure the police are tired of hearing my call. I think that if renters know in advance of the curfew, a good 50 percent of noise complaints would not occur. Isnt this a good thing? Im under the impression some rental agents already do this, so why not just make this a rental requirement. How about twoand three-day weekend rentals? Not allowed, you say. Well, a dozen people came in next door Friday for the Memorial Day and left on Monday morning after a weekend stay, and the owner was back to clean up right after. I guess they rented for the week but left early, right? Right. Why have a rule if it cant be enforced? Two city commissioners, Jean Peelen and David Zaccagnino answered my e-mail. Both seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say, which was appreciated. Now the question is whether anything will get done. Greg Paszko, Holmes BeachSome progress Congratulations and a hearty Thank you to all the Holmes Beach residents who attended the June 12 city commission meeting. The only way we are going to get action is to be vocal and continue to demand our rights be respected. How an individual developer can run amuck with mega-built, supersize rentals that sleep 16-18 people is beyond me. We let it happen folks, and we have only ourselves to blame. On a more positive note, last weeks city meeting was an excellent example of democracy in action. The property. FAR is the square footage of a homes living area, divided by the square footage of the lot. It does not include porches or garages. Some of the mega rental properties have a FAR of as much as 5.5 or 6.0. A thank you goes to some of our residents who have diligently done research and collected facts to support the FAR limits. We need to continue to be attentive to what is happening in our town. Only by continuing to attend city meetings, asking questions and demanding results, can we protect our rights as Holmes Beach citizens. If we Thank you also to the city commissioners for listening to their constituents. Tom Sabow, Holmes Beach Sending out an SOS The Anna Maria Island Privateers last week began sending out their SOS message in international language, Morse code for distress. Mayday. And distress it is, when the Islands favorite icons, the Privateers and their ship, are landlocked and held ransom, if you will, in need of funds to repair the aging, rolling vessel that attends all parades and events, spreading merriment in the name of Anna Maria Island, and doing good deeds in the name of the Privateers. You see, the Privateers can take folks, businesses and government entities for ransom themselves, but those hard-earned funds go toward their mission, to promote activities for the betterment of youth, to render service to the community and to participate in area events. The bulk of the funds raised by the Privateers go to youth scholarships, which are awarded annually on July 4. Last years treasure chest of college aid amounted to a whopping $40,000. It wouldnt be fair, they say, to raid the treasure chest to repair the ship, so they are looking for help from us the community. You can do it. Donations to Save Our Skullywag can be made online at www.amiprivateers.org or by sending checks to AMI Privateers, P.O. Box 1238, Holmes Beach FL 34218.Ketchup: In the catching up department, theres no update following the abrupt departure of manager Mark Bryant from the Holmes Beach Publix, and dont hold your breath to hear one. After 40 years of service, he may be happily settling into retirement, although there are many among us who would have liked to say our thank yous and goodbyes. Tropical Storm Debby was no surprise to us, but for a storm with only 60-mph winds and some 172 miles west, northwest of our shore, it surely packs a wallop. Please, make sure youre ready for more. Stay in touch online at www.islander.org. The story this week about the Key Royale man who brutally killed a great white heron topped our internet news last week. It generated a number of hits from people and it is a sad commentary on the low regard for wildlife by one individual. You can follow it on our website. Lastly, prepare for the worst, expect the best. The July 4 holiday will see a full house visitors, friends and family. The beaches will be packed with folks and sionals handle the pyrotechnics. Have fun out there.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadlines from the June 26, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall June 17 71 91 0 June 18 69 92 0 June 19 70 89 0 June 20 75 90 0.99 June 21 74 90 1.27 June 22 75 86 0.12 June 23 74 79 1.20 Average area Gulf water temperature 81.924-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily. parties in a lawsuit against the city of Bradentons approval of a 686-condominium project for north Perico Island by Arvida Inc., said that after talking with Arvida attorneys, the company appeared to be losing interest as a result of the litigation. The two could tie up the project in the court system for several years, Lobeck said. filming of the Denzel Washington movie, Out of Time, said Richard Storm, spokesperson for owners be shot in Boca Grande, Storm said. Maria Island beach from Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria was leveled by county workers after Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch executive director Suzi Fox said the drop-off was hindering the ability of sea turtles attempting to nest on the beach. Fox said eyewitnesses told her they saw one turtle struggle to get over the escarpment, then give up and return to the Gulf waters. Opinion Your Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. 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Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org WANTED WANTED WANTED I WANT YOU! JOIN THE ANNA MARIA ISLAND PRIVATEERS FOURTH OF JULY PARADE! Fundraising Party at HB City Field 5-10 Friday June 29 The other side of the story Back in the later part of 2008, my wife and I made a decision to follow our dreams of living in a coastal community. We started exploring the Gulfcoast from South Padre Island, Texas, the Gulf Shores of Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida to the beaches of Venice. A little island called Anna Maria was never on our found Anna Maria, we were on the verge of looking westward. The one thing we consistently found along the Gulfcoast was a very stagnant economy, uncared for properties, abandoned construction sites and suffering businesses. signs of activity and progress. We dug a little deeper and within two weeks made a commitment to build a new home on the Island. Yes, it was A Big Box Home, but we had done our research into coastal construction guidelines. From where we stood, it made perfect sense to build a house that is suited to the local environment. New, elevated homes offer the amenities you need for fulltime living on the Island; off-street parking, plenty of living space and storage and quality construction. While I can certainly understand the nostalgia in the classic Island ranch homes built in the 1960s and s, Im sure there were locals who disliked those houses. With respect to the ground-level remodels of the homes built in the 1950s, s and s, it seems public opinion is favorable, but there are no clear cut guidelines for these type of projects and due to functional obsolescence, the only alternative is to build up. Hopefully our building department can establish guidelines that will allow these remodels to continue. Without progress, there is stagnation. A lot of the other coastal towns on the Gulf of Mexico would gladly change places with Anna Maria. is ahead of the rest of the country and our tax base is strong and growing. The shops and restaurants have people waiting in line and we have one of the top 10 beaches in the country. I would like to offer a thank you to city councils for taking the time to do proper due diligence, listening to all sides, and keeping an eye on the future. Hopefully ion of the majority of the Islanders. I am not one for public speaking, but it would be great to hear from others who have similar feelings. In fact, it would be very interesting to have a professional public opinion poll, one that includes anyone who owns property on Anna Maria Island. Gregg Bayer, Holmes Beach First-graders from Bashaw Elementary School, Bradenton, learn the difference between recreational the Florida Maritime Museum, A.P. Bell Fish Co. and the U.S. Coast Guard Station, all in Cortez. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

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8 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Pamaro Shop INVENTORYCLEARANCESALE Pamaro North: 7782 N. Tamiami Trail 941-355-5619 Pamaro East: 5465 University Pkwy. 941-359-0025 Pamaro South: 4586 S. Tamiami Trail 941-923-329950% OFF ALL IN STOCK MERCHANDISE FURNITURE, PICTURES PLANTS & ACCESSORIES AT ALL THREE STORES Pamaro Shop FurnitureWWW.THEPAMAROSHOP.COM Trunk Show Shiny Fish Emporium306 Pine Avenue Anna Maria Island, FLorida941*896*9742 Friday, June 29 5-8pm Saturday, June 30 10-5pm1950s cocktail party anna maria island tres sexy girl teebeach bunnies welcome Island tourism continues uptick, caution soundedHolmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen takes her place on the dais of the Manatee County Tourism Development Council at its June 18 meeting. Peelen was appointed by the county commission to represent Anna Maria Island, replacing long-time TDC member-Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Tourism to the Bradenton area increased 11.6 percent in May 2012 compared with the same month last year, reported Walter Klages, head of Research Data Services, Visitors Bureau to follow tourism and prepare its monthly and quarterly reports. Speaking at the June 18 Manatee County Tourism Development Council, Klages said the state of tourism for the BACVB area is quite good. But Klages cautioned TDC and BACVB members and everyone in the industry to look at where the world is going. Worldwide, income is not keeping up with output, he said. The BACVB must be careful to position itself in the wave of the future economy. He also said its more important to look at economic spending and residual expenditures than the number of visitors to the BACVB area. For May 2012, the total economic impact of visitor spending was $35.1 million, up 15.4 percent from the nomic impact of visitors to the BACVB area is $341 million, a 13.2 percent jump from the $301 million recorded for the same period in 2011. This has been a very good time for us, Klages said. He also said pricing in the area is a key issue. The average daily rate for an accommodation in the BACVB area is up just 2.1 percent for 2012 when compared with So there is a lot of wiggle room with the average daily rate, which is still lower than other Florida destinations, he said. And there is room and opportunity to grow, Klages observed. A recent survey by RDS determined a new hotel in Lakewood Ranch, across the county line in Sarasota, would be feasible, he said. Additionally, a major internaInternational Airport. The bottom line, Klages said, is the tourism industry cant sit still and rest on its laurels. Tourism has structural changes over time and the community is growing. The BACVB and TDC must keep up with those changes. For the year to date, Klages reported visitors to the Klages reported 251,400 visitors January-May 2012, compared with 228,000 in the same period in 2011. The Internet and social networks have become huge mediums for information on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, and for making vacation reservations, Klages said. Of those who made reservations to the area in 2012, 57.2 percent used the Internet, while 89.1 percent used the Internet to obtain information about the area. For AMI and LBK, the average base budget per visitor was $607.37, with an average of $1,579 budgeted for a group vacation. Attributes that visitors ascribe to the Island and Longboat Key are, in order of preference, beautiful beaches; good food and restaurants; clear, blue water; complete relaxation; safe destination; and reasonably priced lodging. The satisfaction level of a vacation to the area was 97 percent for May 2012, while 94.4 percent said they planned a return visit. Ninety-two percent said they would recommend the Island and Longboat Key to friends as a vacation destination. Of the 36,600 visitors in May this year, more than 66 percent had previously visited the Island or Longboat Key.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 9 Downstairs at the Bridge Street Bistro on the roundabout! always Resort tax collections dip slightly in AprilBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter After 13 consecutive months of setting new records for resort tax collections when compared to the previous month and year, the Manatee County Tax Collectors County Tourism Development tax and often called the bed tax is the 5 percent charged on accommodations in the county rented for six months or less. Aprils decline, however, was only 1.4 percent when compared with bed tax collections in April 2011. The resort tax collections division of the MCTCO reported $763,423 collected in May for April rentals the tax is paid one month in arrears compared with $774,345 collected in April 2011, a $10,922 drop. collections are still ahead of last year with a 15.5 percent 2011-12, $5.28 million in resort taxes have been collected credits improved collection methods as part of the 15.5 percent increase. She also noted more accommodation owners have come into compliance with state and county laws the past 15 months and tourism has continued to rise, all contributing to increased collections. I believe we are leveling off, but if tourism continues to increase and our collection methods improve, we should still have gains in collections in many months, just not as She said the record for collections in one month was That broke the previous monthly collections record of $1.067 million set just one month earlier in February. must register with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Department of Revenue and collect the 5 percent resort tax and the 6.5 percent state sales tax. These owners also must apply and be approved for a resort tax collection license. For April, Holmes Beach led all Island cities and Longboat Key with $206,043 in bed tax collections; Longboat Key brought in $132,840; Bradenton Beach tee County paid $243,292 in resort taxes in April. Anna Maria Island and Longboat Keys combined share of the $763,423 in bed tax collections for April was $485,978, or 63.7 percent of the total collected. The resort tax contributes to the countys share of beach renourishment projects, funds the Manatee County Convention Center, the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and its budget, the Crosley Mansion and various other tourist attractions in the county.AM election makes New York newsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria has certainly received its share of publicity of late, particularly in tourism and wedding maga zines, on websites and in newspaper articles. The city probably got publicity it didnt want or need June 17 when the New York Daily News ran a story about the lack of a candidate for mayor in the November city election The article, some of which was taken from The Islanders towns history, which incorporated in 1923, that there was no candidate for mayor. Several people interviewed for the story, such as Sandy Rich of Anna Maria, said they were surprised no one stepped forward to qualify. Others said they didnt think the job paid enough, and was too demanding for many people with a fulltime job elsewhere. Following publication of the story, Mayor Mike Selby said he had calls from several New Yorkers asking if they could move to Anna Maria and be the mayor. One lady said it looks so lovely here, she wanted to know when she could start, Selby said. Selby said he informed all the callers that the nomination period had ended. Selby said he believes the job of Anna Maria mayor Whats needed is a city manager, he said. Selby and former mayor-now Commissioner SueLynn agree that being mayor of a barrier island resort city is a fulltime position and the annual salary of $9,600 Lynn lobbied commissioners for a city manager, but the proposal was turned down by successive commissions. Previous commissions the past few years have discussed raising the salaries of both the mayor and commissioners, but no action has been taken. Any resolution raising the salaries would not take The city hasnt raised its pay for the mayor or commissioners $4,800 annually since the 1990s, a fact the Daily News also noted. For city and county commissioners and the mayor of various municipalities, the base annual salary is: $6,000. $4,800. $29,034. $7,723. Manatee County commissioners can raise their annual salary during budget hearings, but the raise does Longboat Keys charter does not provide compensation for the mayor or commissioners. For the three Island cities, salary increases are approved by the commission, but raises do not take effect Bradenton Beach have not been increased in more than a decade, while Holmes Beach commissioners voted several years ago to raise their salary and that of the mayor.

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The project is expected to said.Holmes Beach employees take home rewards Gift certificates donated by local merchants for employee recognition were distributed to city employees June 12 by a drawing of names. provided to: Here, Acqua Salon and Mote Marine Laboratory. Minors recant, sex case droppedPolice seek information on burglary suspects Holmes Beach police are seeking the identity of three suspects in connection to separate vehicle burglar ies where checks and credit cards were stolen. A Hispanic male was captured on video at a bank in Valrico, Fla., attempting to cash a stolen check by using a stolen drivers license, and attempting to look like the victim. The suspect donned a womans blonde wig in the Feb. 18 attempt. According to Holmes Beach Police Detective Sgt. Brian Hall, the Hispanic male is wanted in connection with a vehicle burglary where the man smashed out a window and stole a purse. Police also are searching for a young man and woman who were captured on store video at an out-oftown Macys and Best Buy stores. Hall said the stolen credit cards used by the couple were taken during a Holmes Beach vehicle burglary. If you have information as to the identity of these suspects, you are asked to contact Hall at 941-708-5815 or e-mail Detective@holmesbeach.org. Holmes Beach police are asking for information from the public in identifying this man dressed in a womans wig. He is wanted in connection with a Holmes Beach vehicle burglary. One of two suspects police would like to identify from a Holmes Beach vehicle burglary walks through Macys with the intention of using a stolen credit card taken from the burglary. The man was accompanied by a woman, who also attempted to use the stolen credit cards. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A Cortez man arrested by the Manatee County Sher a custodian, unlawful sexual activity and child pornog raphy will not be prosecuted. Both girls recanted their prior statements to law enforcement and have refused to cooperate further in the prosecution of the defendant, said assistant state attorney Julie Binkley June 18. Without their testimony, charges she said. Todd Andrew Noble was arrested Dec. 3 following a 16 incident at the Siesta Inn in Bradenton. According to a MCSO detectives statement, deputies responded to a call from a manager who was worried about the safety of occupants in one of the inns rooms. The manager said no one answered the door when he attempted to contact the occupants. The statement also indicates that after three deputies arrived and, after 30 minutes of knocking, a 16-year-old and 17-year-old female were found in the room, reportedly having just awakened. A deputy observed sex and drug paraphernalia and a video camera in the room, and one of the girls offered a deputy some of the sex paraphernalia, according to the statement. The girls indicated Noble was their sponsor, had rented the room for them and that they had consensual sex with him, according to the statement. One girl had reportedly run away from home, and her mother allowed Noble to be her caregiver, according to the statement. Surveillance cameras indicated Noble had purchased sex-toys, a video camera and other items with the two teenage girls. Noble bonded out of jail Dec. 4 and pleaded not guilty Dec. 14. Noble Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. To report information on an Island crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.

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According to the Manatee County website, Frieler posted bond June 4. incident. While on routine patrol near the Anna Maria a vehicle approach at a high rate of speed. The deputy then observed the driver throw a green bottle into a trash can and upon investigating, determined it was a beer bottle. The deputy made contact with the 19-year-old man and asked why he had a beer bottle in his vehicle. The man said it was not his. The deputy escorted the man to his parents house to talk over the situation with them, but upon arriving observed what appeared to be underage young adults running out of the back of the house. The parents were not home. Since the parents lived in Holmes explained that underage adults should not be drinking at the house. The man was cited for open container, but no further action was taken. A boyfriend asked his girlfriend to leave because she couple had recently broken up after a year of dating. The woman went outside and began to bang on the mans truck with her hands, at which time he yelled for her to stop. According to the report, the woman came back inside and jumped on the man, biting him in his upper arm area. The man was able to break free and told the woman to leave or he would call the police. She jumped on him a second time and bit him in the upper back shoulder area. Police were called and she was arrested for misdemeanor battery charges. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Fun & More Rentals of Anna Maria had delivered a beach cruiser valued at $100 to the residence under a porch, and it was stolen. The renters reported the incident, and told police that numerous people used their yard as an entrance to the beach that day. requested an arrest warrant on felony child abuse charges be issued for a 36-year-old Gibsonton man after the mother of two children signed a complaint. The charges stem from separate incidents May 25-26 at the Silver Surf Resort, 1301 Gulf Drive N. The mother and two sons were taking a weekend trip with her former when, according to the police report, the man struck one sons leg after the child turned off a fan that he had just turned on. The report indicates the second incident occurred as they were leaving, and the man struck the other sons left collar area while telling the child he was not moving quickly enough. Police also reported the incident to the child abuse hotline. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. burglary. An unknown suspect is reported to have entered two unlocked vehicles stealing a total of $85 in coins. According to the report, nothing else was taken. Fingerprints were secured at the scene. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Reports not received. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Conley tops list for Anna Maria magistrate Bradenton attorney Mike Conley received the most candidates for the position of special magistrate to handle code enforcement violation cases in the city. Committee members independently reviewed each candidates resume and background and gave points to the candidate based upon criteria required of a special magistrate. The tally sheets were submitted to deputy city clerk Diane Percycoe at the committees June 18 meeting. Percycoe reported that Conley received the most points, followed by Bradenton attorney Stephen Thompson. Committee members Commissioner Chuck Webb, Mayor Mike Selby, Jim Bennington and Dick Walters then voted to recommend to the commission that Conley be retained as special magistrate. Committee member Bill Iseman was absent from the meeting. Commissioners at their June 28 meeting will decide if Conley should be offered the position, with Thompson the alternate for the job. The city plans to have the special magistrate system in place by July 1. The special magistrate system replaces the code enforcement board with a magistrate who does not reside in the city and eliminates the possibility that a neighbor might have to pass judgment on a neighbor in a code violation case.Center director list narrows from 46 to 9By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The committee interviewing applicants to replace retiring Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director Pierrette Kelly should have a short-list of its preferred candidates. The list was given to center board chair Greg Ross this week. West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price, who heads the search committee, said the committee already has reduced the original 46 applicants to nine who best qualify for the position. Interviews with the nine remaining candidates were to be conducted June 23-25. From those interviews, the committee will present a list of its preferred candidates to Ross. The executive board is expected to meet at 8 a.m. Monday, July 2, to review the committees list and decide nine on the list, although the board meeting to discuss these applicants will be public. Center board member Monica Simpson and staff member Scott Dell applied for the position. Kelly is scheduled to retire June 30, but also said she would stay until a replacement is hired and trained. Price said he hopes the executive board will choose Kellys successor at its July 2 meeting, or soon thereafter, and begin the transition process and training as quickly as possible. Kelly announced in early May she was leaving her position after 22 years to pursue other activities. In honor of her service, the board of directors has named its meeting room at the center as the Pierrette Kelly Conference Room. A private retirement party for Kelly will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the community center. Members of the review committee include Price, Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, local restaurant owner Ed Chiles, former executive board treasurer Bill Ford and center board member Andy Guidus. Kelly

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Come and join us to celebrate July 4th! deals and lots of great gifts ~ all made by local artists! Sooooo yummy food and Adult Smoothies and Sangria AMI turtle watch hosts beach-nest toursAnna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring announced this seasons sea turtle nesting tours will be held weather permitting at 7 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information and to sign up for the free educational tours, call AMITW volunteer Claudia Wiseman at 248-982-5600.Solstice events postponed Weather was a bummer June 21. Harrys Continental Kitchens Summer Solstice 21 were postponed due to inclement weather. While no date has been set for the beer tasting, a tasting of Italian wines will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Waterfront, 111 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. The organizers of Harrys wine and food fundraiser are looking at October to reschedule the event, which Harrys Gourmet Deli, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.Longboat turtle watchers walk, meet The Manatee Sarasota Sierra Club is joining with Longboat Key Turtle Watch to invite anyone interested to join their daily, early-morning searches for new turtle nests and the much-anticipated hatching of existing nests on the key beaches. LBK Turtle Watch will demonstrate what they do on a group walk at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7. Several members will guide the group and share guidelines they use to check and document new nests. Group leaders also will share their efforts to preserve loggerhead turtles, the most frequent species nesting on LBK and Anna Maria Island. Those interested in joining the walk are asked to park at the Longboat Key Hilton, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, and meet at the pool. The group will meet for breakfast and more conversation after the walk at the Blue Dolphin, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101, Longboat Key. A donation of $5 is suggested and reservations should be made by Thursday, July 5. For information and reservations, call 941-752-3200 or e-mail mecomary@aol.com.Privateers send out Mayday callBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Privateers last week sent out a Mayday call. Repairs are needed to shape up the Skullywag. the Anna Maria Island Privateers, travels in parades, to festivals and is part of other Privateer events that spread cheer and do good deeds. Originally christened Mystic Lady in 2001 after a major makeover from its origins as a used school bus, it was renamed in memory of one of the ships builders and former president, the late Privateer Jim Skully Hungerford. The Privateers will host a Save Our Ship Concert 5801 Marina Drive, in hopes of raising $5,000 to fund repairs to the popular icon. On tap to perform at the SOS Concert are Scotts Garage, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and at 8 p.m., Highway 41. There also will be a screening outdoors of a childrens movie at 8 p.m. DJ Chris Grumley will be the master of ceremonies. There also will be food, vendors, arts and crafts, and sprinklers, bounce house, in addition to an outdoor screening of Wall-e for children. Festivalgoers will be able to sample the Privateers buck-n-ear corn and scurvy dogs. There will be a And the Privateers are upping the ante for large donations, offering a limited-edition Privateer 40th anniversary T-shirt to donors of $50 or more. Donations to Save Our Skullywag also can be made online at www.amiprivateers.or g or by sending checks to AMI Privateers, P.O. Box 1238, Holmes Beach FL 34218. Because donations generally go to scholarship funding, donors are asked to specify the donation is for SOS. nization. Its mission is to support activities for the betterment of youth and to serve the community. The Privateers promote community events and fund a scholarship award program for Manatee County high school students. For more information on the Privateers, go online at www.amiprivateers.org. For event information, call 941-536-4257.Ruff life to feature Skullywag The Skullywag is pictured on the cover of Donna Harris new novel, Ruff Life. Harris will sell and sign copies of her novel at the Privateers Save Our Ship Concert. Ruff Life features sites and events on Anna Maria Island, including the Skullywag. The Skullywag rests in port awaiting repair nearby the Holmes Beach public works Bonner Joy

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David Pitt6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.islandchapel.com SERMON: LESSONS FROM LaROMANAWildlife Inc. captures chickensWildlife Inc. gets roundup help June 19 from Devon King Middle School teacher, collecting abandoned chickens and freshly laid eggs in the area of Belle Haven Cottage and the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell County budgets $2 million for BB groin repairBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Police Department Lt. John Cosby announced at the June 20 city commission work/capital improvement projects meeting that the county has budgeted $2 million to repair the groins at Cortez Beach. A couple of years ago, I met with (Vosburgh) to discuss the groins on the south end that were falling apart, said Cosby. The commission, at that time, gave the go ahead to speak with the county. I just found out today that the county has budgeted $2 million to do those three groins. Cosby said the county wants to get the groins completed before they begin the 2014 beach renourishment project. So that will likely get started next year, he said. Commissioner Gay Breuler said she couldnt imagine Holmes Beach not being upset because their groin had needed work, but was removed because the repairs were deemed too costly by the county. Its a safety issue for Bradenton Beach, said Cosby. The groin in Holmes Beach was less accessible to the public than ours. The only way we could stop people from walking all over them is to put up a chain link fence and that would look horrible. Beach also received priority because of the 2014 beach renourishment project. (Manatee County Natural Resources Department director) Charlie Hunsickers approach to the groins is for beach stabilization, said Gilbert. Thats primarily to ensure the groins are in place so when renourishment Cosby also said he would like to see the city revisit a plan to alter parking at Cortez Beach. At one point there was a plan to shift parking to one way at Cortez Beach and make it all parallel parking, he said. We would have some bollards and vegetation put in to separate it from Gulf Drive. Cosby said if the commissioners were interested in revisiting the plan, he would discuss it with DOT, which ago. Breuler asked if the reason for the study was to provide more parking. More to control parking, said Cosby. When we have a big event, you have vehicles backing out into the road. There is a state law where you cant back out onto a state road, and we have the biggest problem with it. Cosby said the problem gets even more serious when the Longboat Key Bridge goes up, creating gridlock from cars trying to back onto Gulf Drive from the beach parking area with nowhere to go. into one direction, it would lessen the problem. for that area, he said. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said he is hoping to develop a citywide parking policy and the study should be revisited. I know that plan has been on the backburner for a long time and I really think it merits further inspection, he said. Cosby said since the study was sanctioned by DOT, it wont be foreign to them when we propose it to them. Cosby said he was not seeking action at this time, but wanted to inform the commissioners that the subject may be brought up again in the near future.Canal dredging planned in Bradenton BeachBy Mark Young Islander Reporter This is going to make a lot of people very happy, Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said following the June 20 announcement that two canal-dredging projects have been funded. The news came from Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby at the city commission/capital improvement projects meeting at Bradenton Beach City Hall. A few years ago the city, in conjunction with the West Coast Inland Navigation District, asked to look at a couple of canals for dredging, said Cosby. So whats happened is WCIND has the depths now on the south canal that runs to Coquina Beach and the one that ends Cosby said the dredging project has been approved and funded by WCIND and is ready for the next phase. WCIND will pay for the project, but since this was several years ago, I would suggest that this commission put in a letter asking WCIND to move forward, said Cosby. I think you also should ask Holmes Beach and Anna Maria for a letter of cooperation. Cosby said dredging projects also are needed and planned in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. If all three were done at the same time, it would save the county a lot of money. If you could provide us with a consensus to move forward and the next step would be to have the mayor sign a letter of cooperation, we could hopefully move along with this. The commissioners gave them approval, but Mayor John Shaughnessy was absent with excuse. Cosby said once the commissioners sent a letter to WCIND and to the cities of Holmes Beach and Anna commission meeting. Manatee County is actually pushing for us to have the canals in our cities dredged, so this should be all but a done deal, said Cosby. In other CIP matters, Cosby said negotiations with landowners continue in regard to placing new welcome signs at two of the citys entryways. We got a copy of the easement and sent it to (them). Ill try and get a hold of them, but if not, Ill send a certiCosby said CIP also is looking to improve a drainage issue at the S-curve near 12th Street South, and plans to meet with a Florida Department of Transportation representative to discuss the issue.

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She said a wildlife client who owns a farm in North Port has agreed to take all seven of the birds and raise them as domestic farm animals, ensuring they dont end up on someones dinner table. Straight, along with grandson Devon and volunteers Damen Hurd and Tyler Russell, captured the birds during night expeditions to the park last week. The fowl were unhurt in the roundup, Gail Straight said. They are going to a nice farm. The lady is a client and she has promised to take good care of them, she added. Gail Straight said this type of animal capture is not good home for the birds. The Straights Gail and husband Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ed Straight and their volunteers usually capture injured wild animals and wayward birds, rehabilitates them and returns them to the wild. Wildlife Inc. also makes many educational presentations on Florida wildlife and their environment to schools, organizations and associations. These werent really wild, but we used our techniques to capture them without harming the birds, Gail Straight said. The Bantam chickens and roosters mysteriously appeared at the park one morning last month after someone apparently abandoned them during the night, complete with food and care instructions. birds for several weeks, said public works superintendent George McKay. McKay and some kind-hearted residents who became charmed by the fowl family were concerned someone would decide to make a dinner of them, but alls well that ends well. Mayor Mike Selby said someone suggested the city allow the chickens and roosters to remain at the park as an attraction, but Selby said he had to reject the idea because farm animals are not allowed in the city. The city does not know who abandoned the birds. The Pro Chicken Group in Anna Maria formed by Sandy Rich to have the city keep seven chickens and roosters someone abandoned at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society park last month was a few days late in its efforts to halt removal of the fowl. Last week, Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton Beach captured the last of the gang of seven Bantams and transported all of them, along with some recently laid eggs, to a farm in North Port. The farm owner has pledged to raise the fowl as domestic farm animals. Rich formed a group of animal lovers who wanted Mayor Mike Selby and the city to allow the birds to remain at the park, where they had made a home among the park bushes and under the Belle Haven cottage there. posted throughout Anna Maria. asked. We are forming a neighborhood chicken watch and we will be armed with raw eggs, Rich wrote. Selby said city code forbids maintaining farm animals, and it would have taken an ordinance to allow the historical park brood to remain. Had they been left at the historical park, eventually someone would probably have decided they wanted a fresh-roasted chicken for dinner, the mayor observed, and the city cant afford anything to fowl up Anna Maria.

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16 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER TROLLEY TO DINEHop the FREE Island Trolley to the Bridge Street area and discover SIX great restaurants in a couple of blocks. BridgeTender Inn DINE BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER NORTH TROLLEY STOPS 32, 33 & SOUTH 42 & 43 RIDE 6:30 AM TO 10:30 P.M.Caribbean Restaurant Caribbean Restaurant Caribbean Restaurant Caribbean Restaurant Caribbean Restaurant Caribbean Restaurant BB pier team awaits contract, addresses oating dock Pier remains barricaded for safety measures. According to the city, bolts holding the sections of the dock together have begun to shear due to wave action, posing a threat to public safety. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Planning to reconstruct the Historic Bridge Street Pier will have to wait until the July 5 Bradenton Beach City Commission meeting. The city pier team met June 21 to discuss the pier project with engineer Charles Sago, but Sago was informed his contract could not be signed until the July 5 meeting. Commissioners recently approved a $14,000 expen diture for an engineer study by Sago, but did not yet approve the contract. Sago was the project engineer when the city built what is now Rotten Ralphs Restaurant on the pier. As the engineer of record for the pier project, the pier team had already decided to move forward with Sago as a continuation of the project. update its submerged land lease with the state. The project calls for 151 pilings to be replaced, as well as the wooden deck. The old pilings will be pulled and new pilings will be inserted in the same locations. Gilbert was concerned the city would have to expend additional time modifying the citys lease with the state, but was informed that would not be an obstacle. I received a couple of e-mails from (Florida Departregarding the submerged land lease, said Gilbert. As long as we are going back in the same holes, we do not need to redo or modify the submerged land lease with the state. Gilbert suggested those involved with the project also invite DEP to do a site visit to speed up the permit process. I found the preliminary packet for making the application, and about half of it isnt even applicable to our project, he said. I may call the permitting reviewer for of their process is to do a site visit. We should invite them to come walk the pier and bring the forms we need. Sago said once the contract has been signed, it would be a good idea to put together a report for DEP. When these inspectors come down, they will probably see some of the pilings, he said. It might be a good idea that we have a report assessing the pilings. Well take a tour, take some photos and make a report. closed to public use for several weeks. Bolts holding several of the sections together have become sheared due to wave action, causing sections to separate and creating a public-safety issue. Public works director Tom Woodard has been in contact with Gator Dock, the company that installed the dock. Ive been talking with Gator Dock and have some of their general designs for their hinges, and I have what they are recommending, said Woodard. I have asked for a scope of work, which they have not yet provided. City staff has been considering options in what Woodard has said is an ongoing issue. Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Gay Breuler both suggested removing the existing dock and replacing it with a wooden dock. have, said city pier team facilitator-Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale. It would be tens of thousands of dollars for us to remove that dock and build a new one. Speciale said the pier team needs to make a deci sion. We just need a decision on how we are going to attack this thing, he said. We asked for the specs on the hinges and weve received that. tions of the dock are good, as well as the end section, but three sections are badly damaged. The only reason why we are saying to shorten the dock is because of the actual damage to the last three have, we are just changing it and trying to come up with the best way to do that for the least amount of money. The team gave a consensus for Woodard to continue his conversations with Gator Dock and to again ask them for a scope of work. City staff will recommend using Gator Dock as the company of record. Gilbert said the docks warranty with Gator Dock had expired, but if the city chooses to hire Gator Dock to do the new work, it will reinstate the warranty. Its a Gator Dock product, said Woodard. Speciale also announced that the Anna Maria Island Historical Society would like to begin using the dock for boat tours. Speciale said the society has not been allowed boat tours to dock at the Anna Maria City Pier, and would like to bring their tours to Bradenton Beach. When I had the discussion with them, I told them use of water taxis, so we told them absolutely.

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TUESDAY Feeling Swell 7-10 FRIDAY Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe with sunset drum circle 5:30-close Award-winning BBQ Ice Cold Beer 5718 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton 941-794-0099Pulled Pork SPECIAL with Slaw $6 THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT Anna Maria has volunteer openings Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby said there are several openings on city committees and boards for residents interested in serving the community. One position is available on the planning and zoning board and another opening is on the capital improvements advisory committee. Anyone interested may apply at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, or call 941-708-6130 for more information.BIEO plans public hurricane awareness meetingBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter giving hurricane awareness the old college try by scheduling a public meeting later this summer on what to do in a hurricane situation. Although some public meetings on hurricane awareness have attracted only small numbers of attendees, Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino said each entity needs to understand the others role in an emergency situation. Anna Maria deputy city clerk Diane Percycoe said the creation of Manatee Countys Emergency Operations Center largely eliminated the role of the old Island Emergency Operations Center, which used to hold hur ricane public awareness meetings each year. Few people attended those meetings, she said. Percycoes suggestion was to have a meeting of Longboat Key. BIEO members, however, agreed to meet for discussion of procedures and invite the public to attend. cials would discuss, among other topics, communications with the EOC and each city during an emergency situation. Bohnenbergers concern was that many people on the Island have never been through an evacuation or emergency situation, but public meetings on the subject draw few people. He recalled one such meeting dance. The public is lackadaisical about the issue until a real emergency arises, he said. But we have to try to educate the public, Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby said. Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said the meeting would be a good opportunity to explain the role of the Anna Maria Island Community Emergency Response Team, which is a volunteer group of Islanders that provides assistance in an Island emergency, such as Percycoe said CERT always can use more volunteers. Zaccagnino said he would prepare a press release and is available for such a meeting. In other business, Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen proposed a grant-writing committee made up of one representative from each coalition city to work together to prepare grant proposals. She said there would be strength in any grant proposal if four cities were backing the application. with the suggestion, but Bohnenberger said that from his experience, public grants are only given to one entity because that entity must be responsible for the money. He said the last joint effort among Island cities was for a Southwest Florida Water Management District grant in the 1990s. That effort required an interlocal agreement and was a good idea that didnt work so well when Swiftmud asked to have one city in charge of funding. Peelen said the committee didnt have to prepare a joint application, just look for grant opportunities that any member city might use. Just keep it simple. Dont make it complex, she said. Bohnenberger said a joint grant effort might work better when seeking a private-sector grant. For public grants, a simple letter from each coalition city backing the grant proposal would show support. Members agreed to form a working committee to investigate grant opportunities in the public and private sector. Selby nominated Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick to be Anna Marias representative to the grant committee, although she is not seeking re-election in November. Peelen said there is a grant-writing seminar in late July and shell have more information on that at the next BIEO meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Bradenton Beach commission chambers, 107 Gulf Drive N. Anna Maria public works director George McKay announced that the Manatee Mosquito Control District was planning to use a helicoptor to spray Anna Maria Island due to an upswing in mosquito complaints. Pete Gross of Holmes Beach is president of the Anna Maria Island Community Emergency Response Team. There are about 24 CERT members, Gross said, but he would like to have 100 members. A CERT member is trained in emergency response accidents, hurricanes or an evacuation. Often, a CERT member is on the scene of an emer To learn more about CERT, check at your city hall e-mail amicert@gmail.com. Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen, right, attended the June 20 Coalition of Barrier Island four-city committee to pursue grants. Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, left, supported Peelens proposed idea. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Bridge Street night market proves popular By Mark Young Islander Reporter Outdoor markets are a great way for any businessowner big or small, new or old to get exposure for his or her wares. Vendors packed those wares into the June 16 Bridge Street Night Market, and shoppers, browsers and anyone looking for something unique followed. The market grounds abounded with unique and sweet. From Mike and Kelly Headleys environmentally friendly furniture to Kasandra Bibaz and Jaclyn Lockharts custom cupcakes to heart-healthy gourmet fudge, festivalgoers were literally in for a treat. I really didnt know what to expect when we decided to start this night market, said Bridge Street Market manager Melissa Enders. We still had vendor space at the June 2 market and this time I had to let vendors know we were full. Enders said attendance at the night market has exceeded her expectations. Vendor reaction also has been positive with some doing better than others, but all making sales that they would otherwise not realize. Bibaz and Lockhart, both seventh-grade teachers at Buffalo Creek Middle School in Bradenton, started up Weve been doing really well, said Bibaz. The adults really like our cupped cakes and the cupcake pushpops are popular with the kids. The mini cakes in a cup and the pushpops are a neat and fun way for kids to enjoy cupcakes. Bibaz said it started when she and Lockhart became friends and started bringing their unique cupcakes to school events. We really liked each others cupcakes and decided wanted to be unique and do something different. Teachers by day, the pair dont yet have a storefront, them on Facebook, or e-mail them at cupcakesandcham. Also taking advantage of the exposure at the market, Bridge Street Merchants group scraps shuttle for valetBridge Street Merchants Association president Julie Kirkwood shows association members June 20 the new banners that will hang on Bridge Street light posts. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter The planned shuttle service from Coquina Beach to Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach using golf carts was scrapped following a June 20 vote from Bridge Street Merchants Association members at their monthly meeting at Banana Cabana, 103 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Members will instead support an idea abandoned earlier this year, a private valet parking service. The plan was proposed by Bridge Street Bistro owner Bill Herlihy and received city approval, but fell apart when negotiations to shuttle cars through a private alleyway at Bridgewalk Resort collapsed. Bridge Street Bistro leases its restaurant from Bridgewalk Resort. However, Herlihy said he would continue to look at the valet service as a means to alleviate parking issues. At the time of the original proposal, the valet parking plan coincided with the merchants goal to initiate the shuttle service. Association member Jake Spooner told members June 20 that discussions on the valet parking have resurfaced with Herlihy. I was talking to Bill about the parking issue and the valet service, said Spooner. He checked with the city about using the city parking lot to shuttle cars to the valet lot instead of the private alleyway. Spooner said the city appears to be in favor of this option, giving new life to the valet service. Herlihy was going to pay an approximate $2,000 a month for the service, which would provide free parking to all Bridge Street consumers, but Spooner requested the association pick up half the bill if the plan is approved. It would be about $100 a month for each business, said Spooner. I was wondering if that was more of a direction we wanted to take instead of doing the carts. I think it would be a cleaner operation instead of running people down to Bridge Street with golf carts. And likely less expensive in the long run, he said. Research into how much a shuttle service would cost proved to be more than what association members originally thought. An estimated street legal, rebuilt golf cart would cost approximately $6,000 and insurance could run as high as $3,000 a year. And then theres maintenance and making sure we always have a driver, and hopefully depend on somebody volunteering to drive, said BSM president Julie Kirkwood. Members present voted to support the valet parking plan and scrap the shuttle service. Kirkwood also announced that 15 new promotional banners had arrived. She showed the banners to members present at the meeting. The banners will hang from Bridge Street light posts. Kirkwood said the person delivering the banners left them in a vehicle during hot weather, which caused some minor problems with ink running, but the damage is hard to notice. She told members that the company offered BSM either a $300 discount or to reprint the banners at no charge. The members voted to accept the discount, leaving the total cost for the banners at $1,595. Kirkwood said the banners should be in place before the July 4 holiday. Kirkwood also provided the Bridge Street Market report in place of market manager Melissa Enders, who was unable to attend the meeting. Kirkwood said the June 2 night market had 25 vendors accounting for $780 in rental fees. The June 16 night market featured 31 vendors, bringing in $870, but Spooner noted that the amount taken in from vendors was barely enough to pay BSMs advertising costs. But, he said, I know we dont have the market for the merchants association to make money. Its to get people to Bridge Street and that has happened. Kirkwood agreed, saying the markets were well attended and brought a nice family crowd onto Bridge Street. Spooner suggested that if the market is held next year, that it takes place every week instead of every two weeks. No. 1, people are getting confused when it is, he said. Secondly, we are paying for weekly advertising anyway, so we should have it weekly.

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Sea turtles are protected by both the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Florida Marine Protection Act. turtle, immediately contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 888-404-FWCC. incident to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, 941-7785638, or call the FWC at 888-404-FWCC. hatchling sea turtle to be disoriented, immediately contact AMITW at 941-778-5638. raphy at night to shoot photos of turtles. complete right-of-way. Remain far away and quiet. Fundraiser focuses on visitor-turtle education materialsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring staff and volunteers played host to a June 20 winetasting event at Island Time Bar & Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. The fundraiser was designed to raise money to ensure every resident and visitor to AMI has information in hand to help keep the Islands beaches clean for the sake of local wildlife. AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said clean beaches mean better nesting habitat for sea turtles, and it has been a busy nesting season for AMITW volunteers, who have recorded 160 nests since June 20. Thats already 15 more nests than what was recorded back to 1997. The most recorded nests of any season was in 1999, when 244 nests were documented. The fewest nests recorded occurred in 2002, when 94 nests were documented. All money raised June 20 will be put toward the creation and purchase of materials to be handed out to every visitor who comes to AMI, as part of our public awareness campaign, said Fox. Fox said the funds will go to pay for informative stickers that will be applied to each renters key envelope. She said Theyll see the sea turtle picture and information. Theyll have to see it to get their keys. If people remain interested in aiding AMITW through a busy nesting season, the organization also offers an Adopt-a-Nest program. For more information on the adoption program, contact AMITW volunteer Glenn Wiseman at 248-9825500. Headley, owner of Red House Design Studio, showed his environmentally friendly furniture samples for the months ago. Headley hand crafts furniture at his studio home and his designs can be seen at www.redhousedesignstudio.com. I wasnt sure people would like what Im doing, but Ive had a great response, said Headley. My wife works in a furniture store, so she understands the dimensions of a good piece of furniture, and its a perfect partnership. New vendors joining the market include a soft-serve ice cream truck, gourmet fudge, gourmet coffee and more. Bridge Street Bistro and Banana Cabana returned to offer festivalgoers free samples of their cuisine, and gourmet popsicles were offered by another vendor. The next market is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 30. You really need to come check it out, said Enders. Its growing and its great family fun. Theres something for everyone. Animal adoptions are offered at the markets by Lisa Williams of MoonRacer No-Kill rescue. Williams also The Islander. Its almost like running a petting zoo, Williams said. So many kids want to hold the baby kittens, and one was adopted at the market. Visitors who miss their pets also stop by to say hello. Williams said the market is a great way to spread the homes and fosters for the ones she rescues. The next market is 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 30. watch volunteer Skip Coyne at the June 20 wine tasting at Island Time Grill and Bar in Bradenton Beach some of the educational materials that are available to help people learn how to coexist in a sea turtle habitat. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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Tuna McCracken and Andrew Austin both added 2 points for Blue, which boasts all-star teammates Conal Cassidy, Hannah Luke Marvin and Tori Walter scored 2 points each and Anni Walter added 1 point to lead the White. Katie Krokroskia led all players with eight rebounds. Other members of the White all-star team are Ava Zink, Franklin Valdez and Jack Groves. The 11-13 division Blue all-stars defeated the White 41-19 behind 13 points from Corey Jacques and 10 points and six rebounds from Dayton Modderman. Moriah Goode and Adam Clark both finished with 4 points and nine rebounds, while JeanPaul Russos 4 points and 3 points each from Rory Houston and Brooke Capparelli rounded out the Blue victory. Other members of the Blue all-star team are Michael Latimer and Trent Boring. Seth Walter scored 6 points and grabbed six rebounds and Andrew Zink added 4 points and six rebounds to lead the White team in the loss. Andrew points. Other members of the White all-stars are Levi Lengel, Jack Walter, George Lardas, Leo Rose and Matthew Manger. The 14-17 division all-star game was short on participants for the game, but they should be recognized for their season efforts this season. Members of the White all-stars are Tegan Purtill, Jerry Mayer, Kate Michaelson, Joey Carder, Connor Fields, Thomas Pears, Carolyn Cullinan, Justin Gargett, Derek Polch and Brennan Gallagher. Members of the Blue team are Ryan Gilman, Burke McCampbell-Hill, Neahmiah Goode, Max Miller, Alex Gilman, Madison Driscoll, Pearce Hogan, Julius Gomes, Kieren Grumley, Chelsea Burgess and Johnny Matay. Members of the club on hand this week mourned the death June 17 of club pro and golf director Donald Danny Williams Jr. Williams was committed to keeping members happy and also served on the golf, greens and long-range planning committees at the club. He will be missed. The women of Key Royale Club played a ninehole, individual-low-net golf match June 19. Meredith Slavin and Tootie Wagner both carded 3-under-par 29 back in a two-way tie for second place were Joyce Brown and Judy Christiansen. Christina Mason and par 32s. place in Flight B. Sue Wheeler was alone in second place at 2-under-par 30, while Liz Lang was another shot back in third place. Diane Miller managed a birdie on hole two. Three teams emerged from pool play to advance to the knockout round during June 23 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. George McKay and John King drew the bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and John Johnson edged Dan Belden and Tim Sofran 22-17. Huyghe-Johnson then steamrolled McKay-King 22-7 in the championship game. Horseshoe action June 20 saw John Johnson and Steve Grossman earn the days outright bragging rights with the only 3-0 record in pool play. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. The Anna Maria Island Community Center is offering a youth basketball camp 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 9-12 under the guidance of assistant athletic director Matt Ray. East, where he was a starter and team captain. He has experience assisting with past basketball camps at The centers basketball camp will focus on helping players improve their fundamentals and understanding of the game. Cost for the four-day camp is $80. For more information or to register, call the center at 941-7781908. British Soccer Camp will be offered at the center 9-11 a.m. July 23-26 for players ages 3-5 and 9 a.m.noon for players 6-16. Cost for the youngsters is $85, while the older age group fee is $110. Applications received less than 10 days prior to camp will be charged an additional $10 fee. British Soccer Camp provides players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive highlevel soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day of camp includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a tournament. Registration forms are available at the center, but players are encouraged to register at www.challengersports.com. Conal Cassidy defends against Tori Walter during the Anna Maria Island Community Centers basketball league 8-10 division all-star game June 18. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 21Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O g Tw W 32 years Professional Experience Captain Wa yne GenthnerWo l fmouth ChartersCell 941-720-4418 PLEASE SEEPAGE 22 Tour AMI & Cortez waters. Underwater adventures with snorkel and metal detectors. Learn about nature and check crab traps with a pro. Lets go island hopping!Pontoon AdventuresCall Capt. Charlotte, 941-243-2425 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Summer arrived June 21, and with the warm weather, fishing the grass flats east of Anna Maria Island and throughout Sarasota Bay is resulting in good action for as top-water plugs and soft plastics. the mangroves, waiting to ambush an unsuspecting shiner. during the midday sun, so you may need to chum to entice Remember, handle snook carefully, theyre still recover ing from the severe cold in 2010. at the mouth of the Manatee River. Early morning topcan experience and now is the time to do it. If you step out of the boat, into shallow wading water, even better. being stealthy. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing moderate numbers of Spanish mackerel being caught in the early morning hours. Small white crappie jigs are the bait of choice, although silver spoons are working, too. While using spoons and jigs, expect a side catch of small jack Pier fishers using live bait, such as shiners and shrimp, are catching mangrove snapper, black drum and even a few catch-and-release snook. For the snapper and the snook, try free-lining a shiner in the shallows around the beginning of the pier. Expect to encounter lemon, bonnethead and blacktip sharks. The largest shark caught at the Rod & Reel Pier this past week was a nurse shark measuring 8 feet long. Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing beaches, catch-and-release snook action is heating up. An assortment of baits are working, but you cant beat a live shiner. Along the beaches, schools of jack crevalle are corralling bait schools on the shoreline. When you see this, you can cast just about anything in the water and get a bite. I suggest a white bucktail jig or silver spoon. Sharks also are patrolling the beaches. Sightings of bull sharks, hammerheads, blacktips and bonnetheads are jack crevalle to hook up with one of these predators. From the piers, Keyes is hearing of Spanish mackerel late evening, and speck rigs, crappie jigs and small silver spoons appear to be getting the most attention. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is tar geting tarpon just off the beaches of Anna Maria Island. on the beach. tides, which causes the reds to lay directly under the mangroves. Chumming with live shiners, Gross is able to lure the reds out from the watery roots and put them in targetable range for his clients. Average size of the reds this past week was 21 inches with the largest coming in at 24 inches. Spotted seatrout also are in Gross sights. Gross anchored last week on some deeper grass flats and feeding, Gross clients are free-lining shiners to get the bite. His biggest trout this past week was 22 inches. Finally, Gross is managing to get his clients on a few catch-and-release snook. Again, free-lining shiners is getting the bite. His largest linesider this past week came in at 33 inches. Capt. Warren Girle is targeting tarpon in the passes and off the beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. With an average of six or seven hookups per trip, boat for a quick photo. Average size of the catch this past week was 60-120 pounds. Live baits such as crabs, value, but theyre fun to catch on light tackle. Its not uncommon for a bonito to peel off 100 yards of line on using live shiners on the bottom through sandy areas adjadinner. Tarpon on! James Sturrock, left, and Eric Hicks with the rod, watch as Capt. Mac Gregory pulls up a hefty silverking for a photo and release on a trip in Tampa Bay. Kaitlyn and Emma Munford visiting Anna Maria Island from California bring home dinner for the family a Girle.

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22 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Obituaries Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 3bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1960 on a 100x100 lot sold 05/25/12, Kerr to 302 67th LLC for $410,000. 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1983 on a 74x101 lot was sold 05/23/12, Stoner to Calhoun for $405,000. 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1970 on a 124x110 lot sold 05/25/12, Sears to Yonkee for $405,000; list $439,000. 2bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1967 on a 92x105 lot sold 05/18/12, House of Hazel LLC to 111 Peppertree LLC for $402,000; list $435,000. 753 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a vacant 75x100 lot was sold 05/31/12, Purves to Broadbin for $350,000. condo with shared pool built in 1999 was sold 05/30/12, Kraus to Eggert for $330,000; list $375,000. 1,632 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1976 on a 50x100 lot was sold 05/31/12, Snyder to Anna Maria Coastal Homes LLC for $327,500; list $394,000. 1,899 sfur 2bed/2bath/1car pool home built in 1965 on a 85x102 lot was sold 05/30/12, Holsworth to Dorenkamp for $315,000; list $334,900. 203 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/1bath half duplex with pool built in 1955 on a 45x102 lot sold 05/30/12, Weindorf to Doctora for $280,000. pool built in 1975 was sold 05/30/12, Tolentino to Aqua Props LLC for $272,000. shared pool built in 1977 was sold 06/01/12, Ladue to Mayers fro $251,300; list $275,000. with shared pool built in 1978 sold 05/24/12, Barga to Brommer for $230,000; list $244,500. with shared pool built in 1978 sold 05/18/12, Sprague to Phinney for $229,000; list $239,000. sfur 3bed/1bath home built in 1952 on a 50x105 lot was sold 05/30/12, Clark to Apg Florida LLC for $199,000. shared pool built in 1974 sold 06/01/12, McDonald to Detterman for $183,000; list $189,900. pool built in 1979 was sold 05/18/12, Duits to Warren C McRae Home Services Inc. for $105,000; list $119,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Great Location 2/2, 1-car garage 1,300 sf half duplex, $350,000 each mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Feature Property Understanding Professional Dedicated Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTORLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 1999 ANNA MARIA ISLAND, BRADENTON and LONGBOAT KEY Skipper & Associates Inc. Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach FL 34217Cell: 941-780-8000Cindy@islandannamaria.comwww.IslandAnnaMaria.com HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS with live shiners and Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jig head. Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine mangrove snapper at the pier, expect to also hook up lane Spanish mackerel are still ravaging bait schools ers are using jigs or spoons, although a fresh greenback under a popping cork will get the job done, too. Cobia have managed to stick around the pier for yet need stout tackle and a landing net to successfully bring of large species, including bull sharks, blacktips and hammerheads. As of this week, the largest sharks being caught are nurse sharks and blacktips, says Medley. Any cut bait mackerel is like candy to these toothy predators. William M. Church William M. Church, 87, of Holmes Beach, died June 19. Arrangements were by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home. Survivors include wife Verdella; son William; daughter Verdella; sister Elizabeth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Michael E. Culhane Michael E. Culhane, 61, of Bradenton, died June 19. He was born in Paterson, N.J., and moved in 1980 to Anna Maria from Hawthorne, N.J. member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers. Service will be private for the family. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mr. Culhane is survived by sons Christopher of Bradenton, and Jared and wife Katrina of Orlando; daugh ter Lorin and husband Rob Newingham of Bradenton; brothers Paul of Port Charlotte, Fla., Edward of Totowa, N.J., and Timothy of Hawthorne, N.J.; sister Kathy and husband Robert Kelley of Sarasota; seven grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews. Thelma Grace Savage Thelma Grace Savage, 94, of Bradenton, died June 15. Mrs. Savage performed with the Venice Symphony, the Sarasota Pop Symphony and the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra. She attended Harvey Memorial Church of Bradenton Beach and enjoyed going to the beach. Jean R. Thobe Jean R. Thobe released her spirit to God on Monday morning, June 18. Her life on Bradenton Beach was an example of how to live gloriously. Her mother, Helen Ramsey, moved to Bradenton Beach in 1952. In 1963, Jean and Ralph Thobe moved their family to the same property, where they built a home facing the Gulf of Mexico. The house was razed in 1982 in order to construct Summer Sands condominium, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Jean loved crafts, which included shell work, knitting, sewing, quilting and macrame. She was accomplished at all of them and loved learning something new. She was very involved in Roser Church on Anna Maria Island, and volunteered her time to its Migrant Mission, Roser Guild and Thrift Store. Jean lived by the Golden Rule and was a cherished member of her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Roser Memorial Community Church Chapel with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. Please, join us in celebrat ing her life! In memory of Jean Thobe, donations may be made to Roser Memorial Community Church. Donald Danny Williams Jr. Donald Danny Williams Jr. of Anna Maria died most of his professional life in the state of New Jersey. He was a life member of the Professional Golfers Association for 64 years. Danny, as he was known professionally, began his golf career in 1946 at the Knoll Golf Club, Boonton, N.J., as assistant to the head golf professional, who was his father. In 1952, he became the head pro at Rockaway River Country Club. He returned to the Knoll in 1955 to at Glens Falls Country Club in New York. It was there in 1963 he became Northeastern New York PGA ChamMr. Williams returned to New Jersey to become head pro at Mendham Golf and Tennis Club, where he set the course record of 67 and remained for 28 years. He also set records at four other clubs. Mr. Williams amassed 11 New Jersey professional Super Senior. He retired to Florida in 1966. He earned the title of Super Senior Open Champion in 1993 and 1995 as a member of PGA North Florida Section, Southwest Chapter. He had eight holes in one and two double eagles during his career. Mr. Williams most recently served as the pro and golf director at the Key Royale Club, Anna Maria Island, where he also served on the golf, greens and long-range There will be no services. Brown & sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Savage is survived by son Mark of Shelbyville, Ind.; daughter Lynne Ellen Dossey of Colleyville, Texas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nephew Don Griesbach of Bradenton. planning committees. He was committed to keeping the members happy and enjoying golf. Mr. Williams was an all-around athlete and excelled in many sports, including bowling and running. He was par ticularly proud to have run with hundreds of others over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge before its opening. He was most renowned for his teaching abilities, and had success teaching young players. Many titles were won by his pupils. The family plans to hold a celebration of life at a later date in New Jersey. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of 22 years, Penelope; children Donna and husband Steve Matlaga of Cedar Knolls, N.J.; Nancy and husband Mark Goebel of Stanhope, N.J.; Dan III of Mendham, N.J.; and John P. of Bradenton; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters Dorothy Blews of Mt. Airy, N.C., Betty Kuhar of Los Gatos, Calif., and Nicola and husband Pat Stickle of Bradenton.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 23 $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 oors, new washer-dryer, 5 new TVs, new ceiling fans, new furniture in every room and new dishes in kitchen, all included. Maintenance-free community offers gym, tennis courts, pool and clubhouse. Enjoy nearby Robinson Preserve, walking, biking trails, shing and kayaking. Call today, 941-447-1506. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson 941-713-4755ISLAND LIVING Oversized home on double lot. Spacious home with 2 masters, big closets, a bonus room that could be 4th bedroom. Storage, laundry room and pantry. Large yard leaves plenty of room for a pool. Walking distance to the beach,bay and trolley. Offered turnkey furnished. $319,000. 1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH A 2bed/2bath charming Florida home designed and built by Ruth Richmond in Holmes Beach. This updated home offers a 1-car garage, open plan, circular driveway, large deck, trellis and greenhouse, and sits on a large tropical lots with many mature plants. Room for a pool. Short Sale. $389,000. Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849 toll free 800.778.9599 Call Mel or Barb Neely for details. 941.809.5565 | 941.807.6220 OPEN HOUSE JULY 1Spectacular top oor furnished end unit directly on beach with over 2,108 sf living area. Open plan with panoramic views and its own stairway to the Gulf of Mexico. 3302 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. MLS#M5829595 $1,625,000 LBK chamber tees off Friday The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Circle Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf tournament starting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, and spots are still available for interested players. The scramble-format tournament will be at the Longboat Key Club and Resort Islandside Golf Course and the cost is $125 for a single player. The chamber has openings for singles and teams. An awards ceremony and banquet will follow the tournament play. For more information, call 941-383-2466.Fireworks scheduled at 3 Chiles restaurants With the July 4 holiday coming on a Wednesday this year, Ed Chiles, owner of the MarVista, BeachHouse and works shows at each restaurant to begin Monday, July 2, at the Mar Vista Restaurant, 760 Broadway, Longboat Key. Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, and on July 4, the rockets red glare will be at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. dusk each night, weather permitting, said a spokesperson for the restaurants. Other businesses are hosting July 4 events and taking of the event, including Moores Stone Crab Restaurant adjacent to the Mar Vista, and Banana Cabana and Bridge Street Bistro-Island Time Bar and Grill, both near the BeachHouse.AMI chamber plans biz card exchange The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business card exchange event 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the new clubhouse at The Springs at Palma Sola, 4601 66th St. W., Bradenton. Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest. Reservations are requested although not required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 941-778-1541, or e-mail info@amichamber.org. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is in need of volunteers to help organize its 13th annual golf tournament scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21. The golf tournament organizing committee will hold Anyone interested in assisting with the tournament is asked to attend, or call 941-778-1541 for more information. ster. Nora Bucci and Kristen Bucci. Loudermilk. Amy Tobin. Holmes Beach, Shawn Kaleta. islander.org to report news for your business. The Chiles group of restaurants headlines the July 4 holiday with events on Anna Maria Island.Passing the gavelRotary Club of Anna Maria Island president Judy Rup, left, gives the gavel June 12 to Lynn Zemmer, Rotary former club president and district governor for Rotary District 6960, conducted the installation ceremony at the clubs monthly luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Courtesy Photo AMICC summer camps, activities continue Its Summer My Way at Anna Maria Island Community Center. With seven weeks left for summer-time fun, theres still time to register kids for a variety of activiand specialty camps. For example, coming up, the center offers a sport ica will be the featured country in creative camp, and Hayward Soccer also will offer a specialty camp. A variety of times and fees apply. The center is closed July 4, Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. AMICC suggests browsing its 28-page brochure of activities, and signing up at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-1908, ext. 9206.

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24 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC. CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONE Marble & Granite Inc. Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236Windows & Doors 941-730-5045 LIC#CBC1253145 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net Anderson & Associates InsuranceYour Island Insurance Specialist Working to save you money941-778-8303 ANSWERS TO JUNE 27 PUZZLE NATOAPBYEASTSWAB AMAHBOROPOLLOITARA BUMBLERAPRUMBLEPUNCH OSIRISGETITLONDON BELOTIGNEOUSGIN THANWARBLEONDRUGS SHAHREGISERASEOPED EAVETRADERGESTATES THERESTHERUBBLEAMOK HASCHINOSEAMEN GLOATEDKASHMIR CRAWASIAOONAOK FEESDROPPINGTROUBLE MALTSHOPOCEANOPEEN ISEEALOOPYPRESPLOT NOBLENONSENSESOME CDRORIENTSARNAZ DEPLOYPLATOOLDAGE QUEENMUMBLEHUBBLECAP EROSADORESECTOCRIP DONSNOTAXHUEKENO Design & Build Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc. Custom Building ContractorNew Homes, Decks, Porches Additions and RenovationsLicense # RR0066450 Waly Precision Painting GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Donation drop-off, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. YARD SALE: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 30. Computer table, All-Clad pans, dining table, chairs. 426 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. LOST & FOUND FOUND: BLACK-AND-white male cat, young, not neutered. Found 57th Street, Holmes Beach. Call 617-733-6528. FOUND: RING, 22nd Street and Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. Call 970-209-0167. LOST MEDALLION: COPPER St. Michaels on beach behind Sunset Cove, Holmes Beach. Extreme sentimental value, reward offered. 813951-8049.Need computer help? If I dont have your answers, I know someone who will. Start to nish, network setup, printer help, and continuing support... Give me a call.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVA ILABLE Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY Tall redhead in great shape searching for a life partner ... I enjoy running, long walks by the beach and evenings watching TV snuggled on the couch. Im a quiet guy but cant wait to open up to the right person. Please, call 941-896-6701 as soon as possible and ask for Champ. ITEMS FOR SALE BODY BY VI 90-Day Health Challenge kits for sale: www.ashleymatelau.bodybyvi.co m or call 941-962-5637. Transform your body now! EUREKA UPRIGHT VACUUM: Used, not abused, $15, two antique solid metal floor lamps $10 each. 941-778-6766. PATIO TABLE, CHAIRS, umbrella stand, $50, Flat-screen monitor, speakers, keyboard, $75, Hooked On Phonics pre-K learning system, complete, $60. 845-270-3235. TILE-CUTTING WET saw, 2-hp with stand, $100, four-compartment sink, self-contained for food show vendors, crossbow ex exerciser, $100. 941-778-3875. FISHING POLE: FUJI surf rod, 9-feet, $15, tool tote with tool liner, telescopic handle, $10. 941761-1415. TWO FISHING RODS: Penn Long Beach, 6-feet, Shakespeare Sturdy Stick, 7-feet. Both need tips. $10. 941-761-1415. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE 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 classi eds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AMI GENERATIONS ORCHESTRA: Open call, noon, Thursday, June 28, at Sandpiper clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive north, Bradenton Beach. Can arrange private audition, too. All ages welcome. Musicians still needed: strings, woodwinds, brass, etc. Contact Koko Ray Hansen, 941-538-8724. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.or g urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online 5 p.m. on Monday at www.islander. org. Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Available At...

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 25 LOST & FOUND Continued LOST: SET OF keys with car remote, lost at Manatee Public Beach on June 11. Please, call if found, 317-439-4698. PETS ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes, certi ed 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. TERRIFIC DOG FOR adoption! Rescued 2-yearold lab/shepherd mix. Handsome, excellent companion. Neutered, up to date on shots, chipped. 941-896-6701. PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. SEADUCED WATERCRAFT ADVENTURES: Pontoon and deck boat rentals from $99, sunset sailing, $39/person. Tours, nature, Passage Key, Egmont Key. Yacht tours, Egmont Key and offshore. Yacht rentals, 28-foot Carver available for overnights. 941-779-5889. KAYAKS: TWO PERCEPTION ECLIPSE 16-foot, rudder, cockpit cover, no paddles, rarely used, $750 each, $1,300/both. 941-345-4464. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE agent. AMI Beaches Real Estate. Old Florida with a twist.-799-9096. TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players for all kitchen positions. Some experience required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please come in for an application. NEED OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE person. Generally, once a week clean up. 941-447-1506. AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250 CALL THE ISLANDS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER Island Limousine and Airport TransportationPROMPT, COUR HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander. org to order a commemorative centennial plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG HELP WANTED Continued NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and boutique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. BABIES, PETS, PLANTS: Responsible, trustworthy, fun and reliable 17-year-old. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. DOG WALKING SERVICE: $10. Call Jewel, 941524-1423. NICOLE AND JENNAS kid and pet services. Babysitting, dog sitting and walking. Call Jenna, 863-529-2304, Nicole, 941-320-7981. 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 of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE 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. CAREGIVER FOR THE ELDERLY: Bathe, cook, shop, appointments, light cleaning. Four hours or more. Top references, 28 years experience. Have family that can also help. Call Diana, 941545-7114. IN-HOME CARE: Two-three days per week. Appointments, meals, light housekeeping. Excellent Island references. 941-726-8000. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classified ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander. org. TURN THE PAGE FOR MORE SERVICES...

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26 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER SERVICES Continued TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. 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 estimate, 941-896-6788. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-5456688. STRESSED? ANNA MARIA practitioner offers reexology and Indian head massage. Call 941545-3307 or 941-567-5543. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941748-2700. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S SERVICES Continued BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36 years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581. TIMS TOTAL LAWN Care and handyman. Light hauling, most lawns, $25. Also pressure washing. Call 941-807-2537. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. 25 years. Call 941-807-1015. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classieds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach GULF-FRONT COMPLEXPretty Gulf views from light, condo. Turnkey furnished, Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, BAYSHORE GARDENS PERICO BAYFRONT updates. Easy to see. ISLAND CREAM-PUFF Updated duplex on rare RARE PERICO VILLA AWESOME SHORTSALE dock. Newer construction, 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.comCANAL FRONT. $489,000. MIKE NORMAN REALT Y EST. 1978HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE. $155,000. DIRECT BEACH VIEW $279,000 CONTRACT PENDING CONTRACT PENDING CONTRACT PENDING Our agents are busy! Call us to list your property for sale.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 27, 2012 27 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 7502,000 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 private pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton. No annuals. Call 941-794-1515. VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA over looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bridge Street area, Bradenton beach, 1,000 sf and up. 941-447-1506. PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY rental. 3BR/3BA, private pool, beautifully furnished. Call 941-7953778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk. HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. Adorable efciency available monthly, January-April 2013. $1,200/month. 908-850-6086. Photos avail able. 1BR/1BA APARTMENT AND 2BR/2BA cottage annual rentals. Available now. No pets. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate. RENTALS Continued 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 941538-8622. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished, views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock, Available seasonal or annual. 818-6203543. 1BR/1BA APARTMENT AND 2BR/2BA cottage, both annual rentals. Available now. No pets. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate. ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: 2BR/2BA or 3BR/2BA, Holmes Beach house preferred. References available. September occupancy, 941778-5318. BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL, KEY Royale unfurnished annual rental. 2BR/2BA with den, pool, boat lift, two-car garage. Dont miss this gem! $2,500/ month. Credit check required. Available Sept. 1. 941-730-1086. ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, central heat/air conditioning, all appliances, close to beach, clean and comfortable, $900/month. 941-745-0407. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. More ads = more readers in The Islander. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. UPSCALE ANNA MARIA! 215 Chilson Ave. Virtual tour, pop-up floor plan and facts at www.215chilson.com. HOLMES BEACH HOME, quality built and priced for quick sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy beaches. Price reduced to $499,000! No reasonable offer refused! Questions, 309-6427370. View virtual tour: www.srqmediaworks2. com/30959thstreet/ OWN PARADISE: $13,700! 2BR/2BA mobile home. Great shape with water view. Boat slips, RV storage available. Near outlet mall, tness center, shing pier, tennis, ve pools, four clubhouses, full activity calendar. 567 Bayshore Drive in Colony Cove. Contact Seth, 941-722-7874. Winstons-mom@tampabay.rr.com. CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate. Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call 941-5928373, e-mail: gregburkesr@hotmail.com. REDUCED IRONWOOD CONDO! $49,999. 1BR/1.5BA. Many upgrades. 55-plus community. Overlooks golf course. HOA fee, $233/month. Pet-friendly building, six miles to Anna Maria Island. 941-524-8969. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.IDEAL LOCATION, 3 BR/3 BA HOME ON CANAL, WITH HEATED POOL, OPEN FLOOR PLAN, SPLIT BEDROOMS. $625,000 BOATERS DREAM! www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.comProperties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce to see whats new or talk to an agent today.104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Toll Free 877-778-0099 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. BE AUTIF ULLY UPDATED turnkey 2/2, end unit in Mt Vernon. New tile, kitchen, crown molding and water views. $174,900. 941-730-1294.GORGEOUS WA TER VIEWS, open oor plan, 3/2 w/2-car garage in gated Perico Bay Club. Come home to your own piece of paradise! $294,000. Call Lynn, 941-730-1294.

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28 JUNE 27, 2012 THE ISLANDER Across 1 Grp. with an alphabet 5 Message from police HQ 8 It makes bubbly bubbly 13 Tar 17 Eastern nurse 18 Brooklyn, e.g., informally 20 Hoi ___ 21 Mammys place 22 Falter while imitating Jay-Z? 24 Something thrown in West Side Story? 26 Underworld deity 27 Is that clear? 29 Dickensian setting 30 Trick-taking game 31 Like pumice 33 Game-ending cry 34 See 107-Down 36 Sing high notes? 42 1970s exile 45 Noted 2011 TV retiree, popularly 47 Reduce marks? 48 Kind of column 49 Nesting site 50 Wall Street type 52 Develops slowly 54 Cry upon arriving at an earthquake site? 58 In a frenzy 59 Dines on 60 X, on campuses 61 Bridge locale 62 It may follow forever and ever 63 Didnt conceal ones smugness 67 Region of 70-Across for which a type of wool is named 69 Animal stomach 70 See 67-Across 72 Suffix with ball 73 All systems go 76 Tuition and others 77 What the turnoverprone football player had? 82 Fountain location 84 El Pacfico, e.g. 85 Ball-shaped part 86 Hmm 87 Knock for ___ 90 W.W. I battle locale 91 Abad one may contain holes 92 Shenanigans at the royal court? 95 Not a lot 97 Mil. leader 98 Points in the right direction 100 Ball partner 104 Begin a tour 108 He wrote Knowledge is the food of the soul 109 Senescence 110 Nickname for a hard-to-understand monarch? 114 Lens cover for a large telescope? 116 Classical bow wielder 117 Eats up 118 Outer: Prefix 119 Blood rival 120 Oxford profs 121 Feature of grocery purchases, often 122 Coral, e.g. 123 Numbers game Down 1 Bigwig 2 Put a smile on 3 Source of the words mulligatawny and catamaran 4 Are you kidding me?! 5 Fives 6 ___ favor 7 Fort ___, N.C. 8 Source of a viral outbreak 9 American ___ 10 Robe for one tending a flock 11 Fa-la connector 12 Telephone system connectors 13 Taser, say 14 Airport security item 15 Giovanna d___ (Verdi opera) 16 German train track 19 Dentists directive 20 Record listing 23 Neighbor of Poland: Abbr. 25 The Atlantic, in a common phrase 28 Quick preview 31 Subject of Newtons first law of motion 32 Canon product, for short 33 Have a look! 35 Where pieces are put together? 37 Most holes in one 38 Nomad 39 Baseballs Justin or B. J. 40 Many a Silicon Valley hiree 41 Radical s org. 42 Genesis son 43 Ver-r-ry funny! 44 Some Monopoly properties: Abbr. 46 Exasperated outburst 51 Cry just before disaster strikes 53 The Magic Flute protagonist 55 Mercedes-Benz luxury line 56 ___ choy (Chinese vegetable) 57 Troop grp. 62 Lovingly, to a musician 63 Fairy tale girl 64 Big game fish 65 That, in Tijuana 66 Fiesta bowl? 68 Sex appeal 69 Atabloid keeps tabs on one 71 G.I.s address 73 Genesis son 74 Promise, e.g. 75 Alter ego who carries a notepad 76 Burkina ___ 77 Sorrow 78 Arctic waters, on historical maps 79 Mythical elixir of forgetfulness 80 Long-jawed fish 81 Where cheap seats are in a baseball stadium 82 Part of r.p.m.: Abbr. 83 Useful husband, say 88 Spanish bear 89 Befuddle 93 Nobel Prize subj. 94 Frasier character 96 Outdoor promenade 99 iPod ___ 101 Brooch feature, maybe 102 Over 103 One of the Marx Brothers 104 Threw out of a contest, informally 105 Prefix with zone 106 Lowly laborer 107 With 34-Across, what < means 109 Concerto soloist, perhaps 111 Its stem is used in miso soup 112 Witticism 113 Cup holder? 115 Energy meas. No. 0617RELEASE DATE: 6/24/2012 PLAYABLE By Kyle T. Dolan / Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 1234567 8910111213141516 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 31 3233 3435 36 37 38394041 424344 4546 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 5657 58 59 60 61 62 63 64656667 68 69 70 71 72 737475 76 77 787980 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 888990 91 92 93 94 9596 97 98 99 100101102103 104105106107 108 109 110 111112113 114115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 29. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox reported a possibility Sunday. Thanks to a lot of people volunteering, we were relocating nests most of Sunday morning, said Fox. But by 1 p.m., it was getting too bad on the beaches and I had to pull volunteers from the beach. Fox said one of those nests was from a green turtle, which came ashore to lay her eggs Saturday. Green Maria Island compared to the loggerhead turtles. Fox said the green turtle nest, as well as several loggerhead nests were relocated to Coquina Beach where the sand is still high and dry. Fox was still assessing the potential loss of nests, as of press time Monday. TS DEBBY Tropical Storm Debby delivers deluge to AMI Sunday next to the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier, as Tropical Storm Debby lashed the Island with heavy rain and high winds. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kimberly Kuizon. Gulf of Mexico waters Sunday churn just feet away from Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, as Tropical Storm Debby churned offshore. The storm didnt stop beachgoers though as these seashell hunters look for shells deposited on shore by the storm. Islander Photos: Mark Young BELOW LEFT: Black skimmer chicks were in need of rescue from Longboat Key Sunday during Tropical Storm Debby. The baby birds were rescued by Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton Beach. Dozens were rescued from the storm. Islander Photo: Courtesy Gail Straight The awning that once hung over the Holmes Beach Timesaver lays in ruin following tropical storm force winds Sunday delivered by Tropical Storm Debby. Islander Photo: Mark Young in Holmes Beach down overnight Sunday. The road reopened Monday morning, but was still under as much as 8 inches of water by morning work commute. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kimberly Kuizon