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VOLUME 20. NO. 33
JUNE 20. 2012 FREE
Anna Maria election: No ballot, unclear path
By Rick Catlin
Voters in Anna Maria won't cast ballots
for city commissioners or mayor in November,
and yet the city faces a number of choices -
all to be decided at the dais.
Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby has issued
a letter to all staff and commissioners in an
attempt to clarify the procedures to elect a
mayor once the Nov. 6 general election is
No candidate qualified to succeed Selby,
who decided last month not to seek another
Sf-' Selby's letter explains the procedures as
ak outlined in the city charter, mostly because
the charter brought forth questions on the pro-
cess and the term lengths required of elected
Fire damage assess- officials. There appears to be some misunder-
ment and photo con- standing of the charter.
Page 4 Moose plans
BB starts up budget major renovation
talks. Page 10
sretaLifoe By Mark Young
ybTt WiA eIslander Reporter
Island police blotter. While many civic organizations across
Page 11 the country struggle with membership goals,
Moose Lodge No. 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S.,
_IsanA W Bradenton Beach, does not have the same
Foul play at ballpark,
dog park. Page 14
Publix employees cry
foul. Page 15
Island street map.
HB votes 3-2 for FAR.
Scenic Waves looks to
future. Page 19
Sea turtles on nesting
run. Page 21
crowned. Page 24.
Extreme tides, good
fishing. Page 25.
According to Moose governor Ron Luck-
erman, membership for the Island's lodge is
6,000 strong, "and is the largest Moose mem-
bership not only in Florida, but the country,"
"We only have 22 parking spots, so it gets
interesting sometimes," he said.
It's easy to see why the Bradenton Beach-
based lodge enjoys so much popularity. The
facility is situated on the Gulf of Mexico
shore, offering its members their own beach
access, a stunning view of the Gulf "and some
of the best food around," said Luckerman.
It's that view that is the driving force
behind a planned $300,000 renovation to the
facility's interior that will basically flip-flop
the current layout.
Luckerman said he hopes construction
will begin in the next three months, but is
relying on a speedy permit process to meet
"First we will ask the city for a letter of
no objection at the July 5 commission meet-
ing," said Luckerman. "You never know what
the commissioners will do, but we expect that
to happen. Then we just need to wait on the
DEP permits and we can begin, but DEP has
90 days to review the application, and if they
wait the full 90 days, we might have to wait
until next spring to begin."
Luckerman said the construction process
may take about three months, so a 90-day
delay would mean ongoing construction by
the time tourist season arrives.
Renovations include a change to the inte-
PLEASE SEE MOOSE, PAGE 3
ISelby Wodland Quam SuI IWe
Selby Woodland Quam SueLynn Webb
Selby said commission candidates Chuck
Webb, an incumbent, and Nancy Yetter, a first-
time officeholder, will become commissioners
when sworn at the commission's post-election
Those procedures are no problem for the
city, as the charter states that if only one can-
didate qualifies for each commission vacancy,
"he or she shall be deemed elected without the
necessity of having his or her name appear on
The problems come at the commission's
post-election organizational meeting, which
apparently will be chaired by Selby.
The charter states that if there is no qualified
candidate for mayor, "the office shall be filled
until the next general election by the deputy
mayor. The commission vacancy thus created
shall be filled by appointment and the appointee
shall serve until the next regular city election."
Thus, the commissioner elected as commis-
sion chair automatically becomes the deputy
mayor and the new mayor of Anna Maria.
PLEASE SEE AM ELECTION, PAGE 5
Roser Memorial Community Church Vacation Bible School students, from left, Hailey Kagin,
Scarlet Reo, Evan Talucci and Elek Brisson add school supplies to donation boxes June 13.
The theme this year was flight" and students were encouraged to bring school supplies to
be carried by Agape Flights to hundreds of students in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and
the Bahamas. Roser continues to accept school supplies, although VBS ended last week.
Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love
Meet the HB mayoral
candidate. Page 2
2 0 JUNE 20, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
HB mayoral challenger attends first HB meeting
By Kathy Prucnell
Carmel Monti may be new to politics challenging
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger in the Nov. 6
city election but he's not new to 'kaizen,' a Japanese
word meaning "the relentless pursuit of perfection."
"I have a clean slate," Monti said June 12 of his
political experience before attending his first Holmes
Beach city commission meeting.
"I think that's a good thing. I'm not jaded.
"I don't know what the rules are. I'm very naive to
Even so, Monti is familiar with kaizen through a
lifetime of running three businesses, and the teachings
of Edward Demming.
Demming was an American statistician, lecturer,
author and consultant most known for his work in
Japan, a country which "very much embraced" his teach-
ings, he said.
One example of Demming's work is how Japan's
auto industry did not stop at "good," but, Monti says,
worked "to make it even better," surpassing the American
industry with precision engineering in the 1980s.
Bringing the kaizen concept to Holmes Beach is one
goal of Monti's.
"The city is wonderful place to live," he says. "This
is good. Now we look to how to make it even better."
As for changing the ground rules of the short-term
rentals, now under scrutiny by city commissioners, he
said, they will need to determine whether the system
needs to be changed just to address what he called "the
bad eggs," the people who abuse it.
His management style is "bottom-up," finding out
first what isn't working and "manage by the facts," he
Monti said, "I definitely believe in transparency,"
and that city officials and workers are "public servants,
not rulers. They shouldn't be there to milk the system."
"I've seen a lot of changes since I've been here,"
Monti said. "I think the Island complexion is changing.
But I need to find out all the details."
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The five-year city resident said he's only had good
experiences from renters in a house across the street from
his home in Key Royale.
Monti says he wants to take the "next three months
or so" to sit down and get to know as many people as he
can, to knock on doors and meet with people.
He is the son of an Italian immigrant, and "very
very conscious about integrity," he says, from the values
instilled by his parents while growing up in Battle Creek,
He earned a bachelor's in social sciences in 1969
from Michigan State University. He spent 18 years with
Pentex, managing its eyeglass division for eight years,
and then moved to the Boston area, became president and
CEO of Hilsinger, a company specializing in eyewear and
other products, he said.
Monti is now self-employed, operating My Garden
Products LLC. He and his wife, Heidi, sell plants and
other garden accessories weekly at the Sarasota Farmers
entered the race
for mayor of
this month. He
will face off
in the Nov. 6
Market, he said.
They need more space for their growing business,
and also have their home in Key Royale on the market,
but that was before he decided to run for office, Monti
Now, he says, he's "looking to stay," adding he'll
likely find a warehouse or industrial space for his busi-
ness in Sarasota.
He invites all Holmes Beach residents to e-mail him
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rior layout of the private club. The bar area, now at the
facility's entrance, lacks a Gulf view. It will be moved to
the Gulffront side of the facility with open views of the
beach. Walls will be removed and new support beams
will be added.
"Hopefully we won't have to close down once con-
struction starts," said Luckerman. "We are going to try
to keep it open the whole time, but there may be a day or
two where we have to shut down."
Lodges across the country, Canada and Bermuda are
affiliated with Moose International in Chicago, which is
also the home of Moose Heart.
Moose Heart is a facility for orphaned children who
have no family members to take care of them.
"It's kind of like a village," said Luckerman. "The
kids live there and they can go to school there all the way
through high school."
Moose members also support Moose Haven in
shows the con-
the lodge that
he hopes will
begin in the
Orange Park, Fla., a retirement center for Moose mem-
bers in need of assisted living.
Locally, Moose members raised $5,000 for the Safe
Kids Coalition, donated to the Hope Center for abused
women, and contribute to "basically any children's events
we can help with," he said.
"We are big on charities and try to be involved with
just about an lli ing that has to do with kids," he said.
Anyone who wants to become a member of Moose
Lodge 2188, Luckerman said can stop by the club and
fill out an application.
"You have to be sponsored by a current Moose
member," said Luckerman. "A man must be sponsored
by a male member and a woman must be sponsored by
a female member."
Once sponsored, Luckerman said it's just a matter of
having the application reviewed for approval.
And then there's an initiation, and an open door to
the lodge on the beach.
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Anna Maria City
June 20, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
June 28, 6 p.m., city commission.
July 10, 6 p.m., planning and zoning.
July 11, 6:30 p.m., environmental, enhancement
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
June 20, 1 p.m., community redevelopment
June 20, 1:30 p.m., capital improvement projects
June 21, 10 a.m., city pier team.
June 26, 9 a.m., land development code-city com-
mission joint workshop.
June 28, 3 p.m., planning and zoning board.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
June 26, 7 p.m., city commission.
July 10, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
West Manatee Fire Rescue
June 21, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
June 25, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization board meeting, Selby Audi-
torium, University of South Florida, 8350 N. Tamiami
July 4, city and county government offices will be
closed for Independence Day.
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4 E JUNE 20, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
No injuries in Holmes Beach boat, boathouse fire
By Rick Catlin
Liz and Bob Lang of 5801 Flotilla Drive, Holmes
Beach, escaped injury June 11, when a fire on their
24-foot boat docked at their seawall caused two explo-
sions and an estimated $200,000 in damage to the vessel
The flames were extinguished before the house was
on fire, Liz Lang said, but the blaze did some damage to
a fence and the roof of the house.
Lang said she and husband Bob were in their home
office around 10:45 a.m. when someone rang their door-
bell and told them their house was on fire.
Liz Lang could not see the fire from the office where
she was working, and the boat dock is about 30 feet from
the back of the house. But she saw flames and first thought
were coming from a neighbor's house, she said.
She immediately called 911 and began to give the
address when, she said, she believes she heard two explo-
sions, and realized the fire was at their boathouse.
"I have to admit, I panicked a little bit because Bob
had a heart attack Friday and had just returned from the
hospital. Everything was happening so fast. I'm not sure
if the explosions were during the call or just after I called.
I think it was during the call," she said.
Her first thought was to ensure Bob was safe and to
get out of the house.
As they went outside, they saw the fire raging, and
Steve and Dana Garavuso, vacationers from Ohio.
Dana Garavuso is a nurse, while Steve Garavuso is a
retired lieutenant from the Pataskala, Ohio, police depart-
ment. They checked to make sure the Langs were OK,
but Dana Garavuso eventually convinced Bob Lang to
get checked in the waiting ambulance.
Smoke and flames rise from
afire at 5601 Flotilla Drive,
Holmes Beach around
10:45 a.m. June 11. The fire
destroyed the boathouse -
separated by a patio from
the house and a 24-foot
Grady-White boat docked
under the boathouse on a
lift. The flames did only
minor damage to the roof of
the house and no one was
injured. Islander Photo:
John M. Lafferty, M.D.
The Lang's 24-foot Grady-White boat shown here at
Bradenton Beach Marina was destroyed in the fire.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
"We are used to being first responders, my husband
more than me," Dana Garavuso said. When they saw the
flames and smoke, their first impulse was for the safety
of anyone inside, she said.
After telling the Langs about the fire, the Garavusos
ran to neighboring houses to warn them of the blaze.
Liz Lang made a quick return to the house to see
if flames were inside the structure. When she came
outside, she became worried when she could not see
"After his heart attack, I was concerned," she said,
but he was moving their recreational vehicle from the
driveway and the blaze.
Dana Garavuso said the boat "had just exploded
when we got there." She estimated the first fire truck
arrived about seven to 10 minutes later, but Liz Lang
said it was only about 2-3 minutes after she called 911
before the first West Manatee Fire Rescue truck reached
"They were very quick. They said they had been in
south Holmes Beach near the hardware store when they
got the call," Liz Lang said.
The boathouse was fully engulfed in flames on
WMFR's arrival, but firefighters extinguished the blaze
before it spread to the house structure, she added.
WMFR's Station No. 1 is on Marina Drive about 300
yards from the Langs house, but apparently there was no
fire truck at the station to answer the call.
WMFR public information officer Tom Sousa said
the first 911 call to Station No. 1 came at 10:43:33 a.m.
The first fire engine arrived at 10:47 a.m., Sousa said.
WMFR Chief Andy Price confirmed the fire truck
was at Ace Hardware and firefighters were answering
a call inside the building on East Bay Drive in Holmes
Beach when the call came to respond to Flotilla Drive.
The time from the first call to the arrival of WMFR
firefighters at the burning boathouse was about 3 minutes,
Three fire engines and 17 firefighters responded,
Sousa said, in addition to EMS personnel. The blaze was
almost under control immediately after firefighters began
putting water on the fire, and the fire was contained and
out by 11:15 a.m., according to the report.
Sousa said a press release would be issued shortly
regarding the fire, but it's up to fire investigators to release
any cause or suspected cause of the fire.
WMFR deputy fire marshal Kurt Lathrop is investi-
gating the cause of the fire. The boat was taken to Bra-
denton Beach Marina June 12 for inspection by insurance
"Right now, I can't tell you how long the investiga-
tion will last or even guess at the cause," Lathrop said.
He is preparing the first report of the incident.
"A general, ballpark estimate of the damage is about
$200,000, but it could vary a lot from that figure," he said.
He declined to speculate on any cause for the fire.
The boathouse contained an upstairs apartment that
Liz Lang used as an art studio. The boat was a 24-foot
Grady-White with a Yamaha outboard engine.
"We can still live in a portion of the house. I don't
know how long it will take to get that smell out," she
Insurance adjusters told her there are companies that
specialize in removing the smell of smoke from a house
and one will be contacted.
"Thankfully, we're OK, and Bob is fine," Liz Lang
said. "The boat, boathouse and paintings are just things.
They can be replaced."
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Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pic-
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candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal
pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including kid pics, sen-
timental moments and moments of personal triumph.
This year judges also will be looking for photos in a
category of its own: Pets. First- through third-place pet
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AM ELECTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Webb said he already has a full-time legal practice
and the job of Anna Maria mayor is a "full-time position"
that doesn't pay enough money.
Scratch Webb from the list of candidates for
Commissioner John Quam, who has one year remain-
ing in his term, said he would not accept the job of com-
mission chair if nominated or elected.
"I would have to decline. It's a full-time job," said
Quam, who is a retired executive.
Scratch Quam from the list of candidates.
Commissioner-elect Yetter also said she would
decline if nominated for commission chair and mayor of
"I have too many family responsibilities in Tampa
that require my presence. There's no way I could ensure I
would be at city hall every day, or even every other day,"
Scratch Yetter from the list of potential candidates.
Commissioner Dale Woodland, who has served seven
years and has one year remaining in his present term, also
said he would decline if nominated or elected.
"I want to keep my vote," he said.
That leaves Commissioner SueLynn, a former mayor
who also has one year remaining in her term, as the only
potential candidate for the chair's position, which then
requires serving as mayor.
"I would consider becoming commission chair if
nominated," she said.
SueLynn served as mayor 2002-06, and was elected
commissioner in 2011.
While not making her answer decisive, she said it
would make sense to select the mayor from among the
three commissioners who have only a year remaining in
his or her term.
"It makes sense because the interim mayor is only
serving one year until the next election," SueLynn said.
Not exactly, said city attorney Jim Dye at the com-
mission's June 14 meeting. The next mayor serves until
the next general election, which is when state and national
elections are held.
That means the next mayor serves a two-year term.
But Selby said in his letter that the next mayor "will
serve until the next city election," which would mean
serving until the November 2013 city election.
But electing a mayor in 2013 is a violation of the city
charter. It also is not a general election year.
The charter states the mayor and two commissioners
are elected in even-numbered years, while three commis-
sioners are elected in odd-numbered years.
The charter further provides that the commission
appoint a person from the city electorate to serve a one-
year term as commissioner to fill the vacancy created
when a seated commissioner is elected as chair and then
becomes the mayor.
City attorney Jim Dye said the charter is clear on
how a mayor is elected when no candidate qualifies for
the city election.
What's unclear is how long the interim mayor serves,
and how long does the interim commissioner serve to
get the election schedule back into compliance with the
Dye says the next mayor will serve two years.
SueLynn said she was not asking for the job.
"I'm just considering what I would do if nominated
and elected as commission chair," she said.
After deciding on a mayor, the four remaining com-
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missioners must then appoint the interim commissioner.
Once five commissioners have been sworn into office,
they must then vote for a new chair and deputy chair. The
commission chair serves as the deputy mayor, according
to the charter, and the deputy chair becomes the chair if
the chair is not in attendance or vacates his or her seat.
Who chairs the meeting where commissioners must
elect a chair?
The charter states the mayor Selby serves until
a new mayor is sworn into office. That means Selby chairs
the organizational meeting and remains mayor until the
commission elects a chair.
The new commission chair becomes mayor after
being sworn. It is apparent that becoming the next com-
mission chair equates to the mayor's seat.
Dye said at the June 14 commission meeting there
are a few more questions for the commission to discuss
regarding the election of the next mayor and the appoint-
ment of an interim commissioner, but commissioners
have more than four months to make any decisions.
A spokesperson for the Florida Supervisor of Elec-
tions office said the office does not interfere with inter-
pretation of municipal charters.
"That's up to the city attorney and the commission, and
in some cases the charter review committee that proposed
those changes in the charter," the spokesperson said.
Selby said a charter review is required every five
years and it's time to form the next charter review com-
mittee. Former Commissioner Tom Aposporos chaired
the 2002 and 2007 charter review committees.
Under the city charter, the mayor appoints the mem-
bers of the committee subject to commission approval.
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Told you ...
Well, sorry to say "told you so" about the dog park
collision at Birdie Tebbetts Field, but there was no rea-
soning with the train wreck that was planned for the
separation of baseball field and dog field in Holmes
Now it's dog vs. ball ... and dog owners vs. ball
players. Dogs want to fetch, not field homers.
Because contradicting signs lead people to believe
pets were prohibited, some of the park people thought
a sign that allowed dogs to exercise all the while
yielding to ball games and practices was practical
The majority of dog owners who exercised their
pets in the ball park were more than willing to either
leave or stay home if ball players were present.
But some resentment developed over a few folks
practice hitting or h'l--in- balls, displacing 20 or so
dog owners, and a sign up for ball seemed practical -
allowing pet owners to know when to yield the field.
In fact, with so little use for so many years by a ball
team, young or old, it was suggested the baseball field
give way to the dog park in the future.
But along comes the idea from left field? to
install a fence in the outfield, shorten the distance from
home plate to home run, and cordon off a dog run.
Well, Fido, Fluffy, Spike and Gus, who knew you'd
require liability insurance to exercise?
Everyone should have known. It was pointed out by
at least one resident a former ball player and present
dog park user, that balls would be flying over the fence
and the conflicts and risks would be greater.
But the $9,000 or so fence went up and the dogs got
a small share of the outfield. Soon dog owners sought
improvements shelter, shade and benches. Never
mind some of the trees and plants are either non-natives
(ficus?) or may be harmful (holly?) to pets.
Who plays baseball, softball or Little League and
doesn't go up to bat to get a hit over the fence, out
of the park, a home run? Who doesn't understand the
competitive nature of team sports?
Who didn't think the tin-roofed shelter in the out-
field would be a big, fat target?
We hear the dog people now want to restrict ball
players to wooden bats doh. And ball players have
their competition going on including pizza for a hit
on the shelter's tin roof, and so on.
Now we have a home run-dog run derby going on
when signs and a sign-up sheet would have been sim-
pler, safer, cheaper and pose less risk.
Big mistake. We told you so.
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enforcement action at a home at 804 N. Shore Drive.
The disrespectful and disingenuous statements
regarding the number of bedrooms currently in rental
use and currently listed (eight) in the real estate sale ads
for this property are of great concern to the residents of
this quiet neighborhood.
This home was on the Island Tour of Homes a few
years back and it then had four bedrooms and there
were none on the ground floor.
I believe we can trust Bob Welch's city inspec-
tion when he looked into the windows on the ground
floor recently and saw ... bedrooms. This is clearly an
unpermitted conversion of storage space designed to
pack in renters and escalate the property value from the
purchase price of $1.1 million to $2.2 million.
Anyone who watched the recent demolition activity
at that site, including the needless destruction of beau-
tiful, mature landscaping and the blatant use of public
rights of way as a staging area to put in a pool, can see
that only financial gain was driving the process.
I appreciate the job that Bob Welch and the city of
Anna Maria are doing every day to keep our city and
its neighborhood homes in compliance. I hope all of
the residents in this city will look out for this type of
community disregard as houses change hands and profit
Barbara Zdravecky, Anna Maria
Thanks for the bells
They say that "Old Florida feel" keeps the tourists
coming back year after year, but for those of us who
call Anna Maria home, it is the "small town feel" that
drew us and keeps us here.
It's things like meeting our neighbors at the post
office, greeting four-legged friends at the dog park and
hearing the Roser Memorial Community Church bells
ring in the morning.
Of course, the church bells compete for our atten-
tion with the occasional emergency siren and the ever
present call of the laughing gulls, but they remind us of
a gentler side of mankind, even as our nation prepares to
celebrate another birthday July 4 and of the role church
bells played in that amazing birth.
Roser Church, thanks for the bells and thanks for
the reminder that living "where other people vacation,"
can still have a neighborly atmosphere that makes the
residents proud to call this paradise home.
Cyndi and Dave Darsch, Anna Maria
The news of Mark Bryant's dismissal as manager of
Publix on Anna Maria Island has reached me, although
traveling on a river trip through Eastern Europe.
I worked as a Publix associate from the day the store
opened in 1999 until 2009, a 10-year second career. I
was proud to work for such a great company and to be
a part of the Publix family.
However, I am appalled to learn of Mr. Bryant's
dismissal after a 40-year career. He is a man of character
and integrity in his treatment of customers and store
associates. He was always fair and generous.
I now volunteer at Anna Maria Elementary School,
where Mark made possible a donation of cupcakes for
our Birthday Book Club a program that enables the
library to buy additional books. We have appreciated
for a number of years his willingness to be a part of this
This dismissal is a slap in the face to a gentleman
who has given his all to his job and assisted the commu-
nity in a number of ways, doing so quietly and without
I cannot believe that corporate Publix has treated
him this way near the end of his career. I hope the com-
munity pulls together and lets Publix know just how we
view this unfair reaction to the situation Mark found
himself in with a shoplifter.
Charlene Doll, Anna Maria
Under the heading "Footnote, in the editorial in the
June 13 edition of The Islander, I read Holmes Beach
Publix store manager Mark Bryant is no longer man-
It states, "After 22 years with Publix"... "Bryant
deserves better. He deserves a commendation."
But Mr. Bryant has dedicated 40 years and five
months of his life to Publix. Forty-plus years of service
with fortitude and integrity.
I sense a dark cloud hovers now over our Publix
store in Holmes Beach.
As a seven year associate of the store under Mark's
management, I believe he is most deserving of a com-
mendation and then some. He was a devoted "shep-
herd of his flock" our work family.
I learned the inconceivable news of his departure
June 8, the previous day having been Mr. Bryant's last
day with us and Publix.
Neither our loyal customers nor our associates were
given the opportunity to honor and thank him.
The traditional gift card, signed by all, and deco-
rated cake from our bakery, wishing Mark well in his
"so called" retirement was not an option.
I hope Publix corporation will seriously reconsider
and re-evaluate their actions and at least offer to rein-
state this very honest, honorable gentleman.
Acknowledging good people still matters.
I have considered it a pleasure and privilege to work
for Publix. It has been a good company to work for and
great people to work with, where "shopping and work-
ing has been a pleasure."
Only very recently, Mark shared with me how much
he enjoys working at our store and said, with a smile on
his face, "I'm in no hurry to retire". Thankfully, moti-
vating me to stay.
And that is what I believe and whom I most trust.
There has been quite a bit of controversy over
the sudden retirement of Publix store manager Mark
He retired shortly after an incident in which he and
other Publix associates detained a shoplifter until police
I am not going to say that I agree or disagree with
Publix's decision to encourage Mr. Bryant to retire; I
will leave that decision up to you, the reader. If you have
any questions about the circumstances surrounding his
retirement, I encourage you to call the Publix corporate
office at 800-242-1227.
As a member of the Publix family, I may not take an
official stance on his leaving, but I would like to briefly
say what it was like to work with Mark.
Whenever a customer had an issue with some-
thing in the store, Mark was the first to tell the staff to
"make it right for the customer." His door was always
open to customers and employees, even on the busiest
days. I have even seen Mark take money out of his own
pocket to help employees and customers that were going
through a rough time that's just the kind of person he
is. Whenever someone had a disparaging word to say
about Publix, Mark was the first to remind us of how
lucky we are to work for such a great company. He was
Publix's bi p' 'I cheerleader, and inspired others to feel
the same way.
Publix founder George Jenkins used to say, "Publix
will be a little better place or not quite as good -
because of you."
In his 40 years with Publix, Mark touched too many
lives to count, and I am confident that "Mr. George"
would have agreed that Publix was a better place
because of him.
I am fortunate enough to have worked with Mark
for about five years, and I know I speak for the entire
store when I say that we will miss him more than he
could possibly know.
Editor's note: Names of present Publix employees
have been withheld by the newspaper.
THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 20, 2012 U 7
Headlines from the June 19,
2002, issue of The Islander
Following a decline in Island property sales after
the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, sales rebounded,
said Anna Maria real estate agent Doug Dowling. He
said summer sales were a "feeding frenzy" of buyers
thanks to prices below those of Longboat Key, Sanibel
Island and other Florida barrier islands. Some people
even bought "sight unseen," Dowling said.
Anna Maria's environmental education and
enhancement committee expressed concern to Mayor
SueLynn about allowing advertising on benches at
Island trolley stops, claiming the ads affect the "aes-
thetics" of the city. SueLynn responded that the
bench company needs revenue to pay for its benches,
which were installed at no charge to the city. She said
company officials agreed to no further ads, even if
new benches were installed at trolley stop locations.
The Manatee county commission planned to again
discuss a veterans memorial and flagpole at Leffis Key.
The commission previously rejected the site after the
Manatee County Audubon Society said the flapping flag
and lanyards would disturb migrating birds and other
wildlife in the park. Island veterans rejected a proposed
alternate location south of the original site.
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8 E JUNE 20, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria seeks harmony for residents, vacationers
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria City Commission, spearheaded by
Commissioner SueLynn, is trying to establish guidelines
for vacation renters and rental agents to maintain peace
and quiet for residents and vacationers.
But there are always a few renters and rental agents
who provide difficulties, SueLynn pointed out at the com-
mission's June 14 meeting. The 2 percent of rental agents
who don't comply with the guidelines spoil it for the
other 98 percent and city residents.
SueLynn was a driving force in the creation of a list
of best practices that many rental agents abide by when
renting a property. At the same time, participating agents
give renters a list of tips on how to be a good neighbor in
Rental agents give advice on the city's noise ordi-
nance, turtle nesting and other helpful hints, she said.
When a complaint about a particular property comes
to the city or the Manatee County Sheriff's Office inAnna
Maria, the rental agent or owner is contacted to deal with
But there are lingering problems.
"I've been keeping track of complaints about vaca-
tioners, and we've had three complaints about just one
property," SueLynn said. The complaints are primarily
that this vacation rental is advertised to rent to several
families at the same time, and the noise level after 10
p.m. has been excessive.
The property owner has not agreed to use the best
City official has
right to inspect
By Rick Catlin
Following a story in the June 13 edition of The
Islander about unpermitted work at 804 N. Shore
Drive, Anna Maria, where bedrooms were observed
on the ground floor, several people have questioned
building official Bob Welch's right to look through
But that's just part of his job.
Welch said he was on the property inspecting the
permitted construction of a swimming pool when he
glanced through a ground-floor window and observed
beds. Welch said city code gives him the right to come
on any property that is permitted for construction
and at any time to inspect that property, regardless
of whether the owner is present.
Welch said he also can inspect a property if
he sees something he believes is detrimental to the
"health, safety and welfare" of either the occupants,
the neighbors or the city.
Shawn Kaleta, owner of the house, maintains
there are no ground-floor bedrooms and said the issue
would be cleared up when Welch makes an indoor
inspection of the house.
Welch, who also is a city code enforcement officer,
sent Kaleta a letter giving him 30 days to bring the house
into compliance with city code, which states that any
house built after 1974 cannot use the ground floor as
living space. The ordinance complies with the standard
rules of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The original plans for the house show the ground
floor was permitted for two parking spaces and two
storage rooms. Additionally, those plans show the
second and third floors of living space have three
bedrooms, a den, nursery, study area and breakfast
Welch said the interior was remodeled in 2002.
SueLynn said she was meeting with the owner to try
and reach some common ground to lessen the impact of tuall
this type of rental on neighboring residents. plex,
But the issue has been under discussion the past year
with no results, said Commissioner Dale Woodland. out f
"What's the problem we're trying to solve here?" he acco
SueLynn said it's difficult to find a happy medium clain
for vacationers, residents and agents to coexist.
Commission Chair Chuck Webb said enforcing noise distri
and nuisance ordinances along with the use of best prac- city f
tices and cooperation by agents is going a long way to prop'
"stay on top" of the problem. an in
"We can't adopt new ordinances, but we can enforce
those we have," Webb said. owns
Woodland countered that enforcement is "dicey," and direc
would "piss off a lot of people.
"I don't think rules and regulations are the solution. saria
It's a waste of time for everybody," Woodland said. renta
Webb and SueLynn, however, said the city should resid
do something to protect the quality of life for residents. N
Since the economic downturn, Webb said he's seen and v
quite a few people sell their homes and move off the exce
Island, while investors are buying properties to "maxi-
mize" their investment, and that means, "squeezing more Thur
and more people into a property." Gulf
The owner of this
house at 804 N.
Sh1,,, Drive, Anna
Maria, has been
sent a letter by code
[ enforcement for
Sthi having non-permitted
'= bedrooms. It is one
'of several vacation
for rent that were
mentioned by Corn-
at the city's June 14
meeting. The com-
mission is looking
at ways to minimize
the impact of large
Photo: Rick Catlin
And if residents continue to leave Anna Maria, even-
y "we'll have nothing left but a large motel com-
Furthermore, the city is not on a witch hunt to seek
people who violate city codes. It's just trying to
mmodate residents and vacationers, Webb said.
SueLynn said she gets frustrated when Woodland
ms the city is doing nothing.
Nearly all rental agents use the best practices and
ibute good neighbor a P'liOnM she said, and the
now has a database of nearly 400 rental agents and
erty owners to determine who to call in the event of
Mike Coleman of Pine Avenue Restoration, which
s rental properties, said the city is headed in the right
'You are doing something. None of us want an adver-
1 Anna Maria, and trying to be polite to renters and
l agents helps. It's just a few who interfere with the
ential quality of the city," he said.
Webb said there is little the city can do with agents
vacationers who ignore the best practices guidelines
pt enforce codes, including noise and nuisance.
The next commission meeting will be at 6 p.m.
sday, June 28, at the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 20, 2012 E 9
Anna Maria beach issue erodes with tides
By Rick Catlin
When Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion field agents in late March investigated the renour-
ished beach by the Anna Maria City Pier, they found sand
extending 150 feet into Tampa Bay, 50 feet more than the
The beach was renourished with sand pumped from
the Bimini Bay-Key Royale channel, which was dredged
to make the channel navigable. Under the permit, the
dredged material was pumped ashore north and south of
the city pier.
After the sand was pumped ashore, DEP officials
inspected the beach and met with Mayor Mike Selby,
public works supervisor George McKay and a WCIND
consultant. DEP informed the trio that the sand extended
beyond the permitted 100 feet into Tampa Bay as well as
the allowed 300 foot width.
The beach length was estimated at around 400 feet
from the south Lake La Vista jetty to the edge of the south
pier parking lot.
DEP officials said this amounted to a permit violation
The renourished beach --. ....
on the north and south
sides of the Anna Maria
City Pier appears to
have eroded in the past
three months as pre-
dicted by public works
McKay. The beach
now extends about 90 -
feet into Tampa Bay,
according to an infor-
mal estimate. Islander -
Photo: Rick Catlin a
and further investigation was needed to determine if there
would be a penalty.
At a minimum, DEP officials said then, the city would
have to remove sand to reach the maximum allowed width
and length of the new beach. Officials also indicated the
city could face a fine for the violation.
But DEP officials have been slow to send the city
any notice of violation, and McKay has said before that
every day that goes by without any word from the DEP
is good news for the city.
Ana Gibbs of the DEP's Tampa office said the DEP
is still "negotiating" damages with the city, and nothing
has been finalized, although it has been three months
since the DEP investigation was launched.
As predicted by McKay, the depth of the beach has
eroded unofficially to about 90 feet at high tide.
An escarpment has formed at this distance from the shore
and seaweed has begun to collect there.
Gibbs had said previously the DEP would not
send an investigator back to the city to re-inspect the
beach unless there was a DEP judgment and the city
Gibbs also said she had no idea when any settlement
would be reached.
McKay said he has not heard from DEP on the matter
since the March meeting.
AM historic homes
committee begins task
The first meeting of the Anna Maria Historic Pres-
ervation Committee will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday,
June 21, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Commissioner SueLynn, who convinced fellow com-
missioners historic preservation could save many of the
older, ground-floor homes in the city, will chair the first
She said the first meeting will be organizational. A
chair and deputy chair will be elected and committee
members will focus on information sharing at the first
The goal is to provide the commission with a his-
torical preservation ordinance that will allow some hom-
eowners to remodel and rebuild older, one-story homes
without conflicting with the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency 50 percent rule.
The rule states that if any remodel or renovation work
on a ground-level home exceeds 50 percent of the build-
ing's appraised value, the house can only be replaced with
an elevated home that meets FEMA standards.
The meetings are open to the public.
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BB commissioners prepare for fall budget process
By Mark Young
Whispers about raising taxes for Bradenton Beach
homeowners and staff pay raises abounded as Bra-
denton Beach commissioners spent the first preliminary
budget meeting June 11 discussing how little of the tax
pie city residents see from their tax dollars.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale pre-
sented a breakdown of city tax dollars compared to
county tax dollars paid by city homeowners.
"This is an example of what the county pays and
what we pay in the city," said Speciale. "If you assess
a value on a house worth $105,000, the taxable value is
Special said if people read the
tax bill for that house, they would see
$213 goes to the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office, $300 goes to West
Manatee Fire Rescue, "and a Bra-
denton Beach resident is only paying
$117 a year to the city."
Special Speciale said he understands
people don't want to pay more taxes,
"but we still have to look at the whole tax bill. People
don't understand how little we are paying. I did this to
show that we don't want to cut services, so if we do have
to raise taxes, in the grand scheme of things, we are not
paying an exorbitant amount of taxes in the city."
offers coffee, chat
Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen
hopes to hear your ideas at her next Coffee with
the Commissioner event 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday,
June 21, at Paradise Cafe, 3210 East Bay Drive,
At past coffees, residents have shared ques-
tions, u'.'P.liini, and experiences about flooding,
city docks, historic homes and short-term rental
She welcomes everyone to join her over
For more information, call Peelen at 941-896-
Speciale said, as a citizen, he
-a [ believes citizens wouldn't mind paying
*3 7 a few extra dollars a year to maintain
the high standard of city services Bra-
denton Beach residents expect.
The discussion then turned
\l/iiln/, .. to the last time the Bradenton Beach
Police Department received a new
vehicle. Special said it was in 2006,
"and it's becoming undrivable."
Vice Mayor Ed Straight said
he's not in favor of raising taxes to "go
out and do some wild spending, but we
Vosburgh do need to take a look at what's going
on down the road."
Straight said the millage rate on a resident's tax bill
"is smaller than you think, and we lowered it last year."
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said it's important for
the city to think about the future and develop a five-year
"This is part of the five-year plan, you set aside
funds and allocate them toward ongoing maintenance
as required," said Gatehouse. "It may require increasing
Mayor John Shaughnessy said he understands citi-
zens' concerns on higher taxes, but he doesn't believe
taxpayers know that the city is the smallest part of their
"I talk to people who say their taxes have gone up,"
he said. "Well, it's not us. It's the fire department who
gets a raise every year. I'm not looking to go hog wild
here. I'm not saying we are going to increase taxes, but
I don't think 25 bucks a year is going to kill anybody."
Mayor pushes staff raise
Amidst the commissioner's preliminary budget meet-
ing at Bradenton Beach City Hall, Shaughnessy asked if
there was any comments on a letter he submitted saying
he would support a raise for city employees.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said she read it and she
saw a few problems with a staff pay raise.
"I thought it was a good letter, but I just had a few
problems with it," said Vosburgh. "You said the employ-
ees haven't had a raise in four or five years, and we did
give them a raise for 5 percent last year."
Shaughnessy clarified his thoughts by saying city
employees did get a 5 percent raise last year, but did not
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have a raise the previous five years.
"We also took away their Christmas turkeys and
hams, and also took away their incentive program for
insurance," he said.
Shaughnessy said the incentive program is money
not used toward insurance is put into a fund that com-
missioners planned to use to include dental or optical
insurance in the future for city employees.
"We took $50,000 of that and put it in the general
fund," he said.
Vosburgh said she believed the commissioners should
do whatever is possible to make city employees happy,
"but there's no place in the private sector that pays all of
the dependent's insurance the way we do."
Shaughnessy said if Bradenton Beach is the only
place in the country that pays full dependent insurance,
"I think we should be proud of that."
Vosburgh said her commitment to the voters when
she decided to run for office was to carefully watch their
"I'm very conservative, but I do think we should give
them the turkeys and hams back. I don't have a problem
with that," she said.
Straight said he has dealt with county budgets for
"We always watch the budget as tight as we can, but
have to figure out where we make sacrifices," he said.
"People want less taxes, but don't want services cut. You
are better off spending a little more money and keep your
employees happy. In my opinion, it's less expensive to
keep your employees and avoid employee turnover."
Shaughnessy said it's important to watch the budget,
but he also doesn't want to lose employees.
"Look in the paper and you see the fire department
getting a $4 raise, the county looking at giving their
employees a raise, and I look at our infrastructure, too,"
Shaughnessy cited several upcoming issues that the
city would need to find money to get done that is outside
of regular budget items.
"How do we replace that money? The auditor said
we had a clean audit, but there is just one thing. We
can't keep taking money out of the emergency fund," he
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Island police blotter
June 5,300 N. Bay Blvd., assist. An employee at
the Anna Maria Pier Restaurant contacted the Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office in regards to people in
the water, who appeared to be in distress. The report
stated that one person was approximately 100 yards
offshore and the second was approximately 200 yards
offshore. The first man made it to shore and reported
their boat had become disabled. A third man had ini-
tially attempted to swim ashore, but returned to the
boat, which was reported to be about 500 yards off-
shore. According to the report, the three men were
tubing when the boat hit a wave, throwing them in the
water. The boat continued in circles until the motor
became entangled in the tow rope and was disabled. A
nearby boater rescued the second man, who had been
,'iiu,'Plinii' to make it ashore, and then proceeded to
the disabled boat to rescue the third man. The U.S.
Coast Guard was contacted, but the good Samaritan
was already towing the disabled boat to shore.
May 27, 800 block of North Shore Drive, noise.
A MCSO deputy responded to a noise complaint to
hear a group of people talking on the balcony. The
deputy issued a warning and explained the city's noise
ordinance to the renter, who apologized and moved
May 27, 300 block of Iris Street, noise. A MCSO
deputy arrived to hear loud music coming from a garage.
The deputy met with the renter and explained the city's
Roadwatch, June 20-27
The Manatee County Utilities Department is con-
tinuing preparation for new sewer line installation along
North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. The project is expected
to take several months to complete, a MCUD press
The Florida Department of Transportation said this
week no DOT road or bridge projects are planned on
Anna Maria Island.
noise ordinance. The man said he would be more respect-
ful in the future.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
May 27, Coquina Beach, lewd and lascivious
behavior. Bradenton Beach police were notified of an
allegation regarding a Bradenton man inappropriately
touching a 6-year-old child. A follow up with Bradenton
police revealed that a 7-year-old child also had made a
similar claim a week earlier. Both incidents were alleged
to have occurred in Bradenton.
June 10, 100 Gulf Drive N., trespass warning. Two
people suspected of stealing merchandise from the Circle
K convenience store were asked not to return. According
to the report, the clerk was instructed to contact police
if the two suspects returned to the store. The suspects
did return and police were contacted to issue a trespass
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
June 10, 500 block of 70th Street, domestic
battery. A 41-year-old woman was arrested on mis-
demeanor battery charges after allegedly becoming
enraged and hitting her husband in the face. According
to the report, she also had been slapping and grabbing
the neck of her adult stepchild. The husband report-
edly told police that the woman "goes into rages for no
apparent reason." After observing red marks on both
victims, she was placed under arrest. According to the
report, the woman shouted obscenities and kicked at
the divider inside the patrol car while en route to the
Manatee County jail.
May 26, 4000 Gulf Drive, missing child. Holmes
Beach police officers and a MCSO deputy launched a
search after a 5-year-old child was reported missing from
Manatee Public Beach. HBPD officers started searching
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HB man arrested
for child abuse
By Mark Young
When a female juvenile was asked to put on her bath-
ing suit, and didn't, David Johnston, 44, is alleged to have
attacked her using a plastic bucket.
According to the police report,
Johnston hit the girl in the face with
6 the bucket and slapped her on her upper
legs and buttocks to the point of "leav-
ing large red welts."
Police also observed scratches on
Johnston the girls face and her eye was bruised
from what the child reported as John-
ston hitting her with a doorknob.
The incident is alleged to have taken place June 11 at
5801 Marina Drive, and he was arrested at his residence
June 12 following the girl's interview with Florida Child
Holmes Beach police charged Johnston with felony
child abuse. As of press time, he was still being held in
the Manatee County jail on $5,000 bond.
Johnston is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m.
Friday, July 13.
southward from Anna Maria. The deputy received a call
that a boy matching the description of the lost child had
been found, but the cell phone call was dropped. The
deputy responded to the general area of the call and
located the caller and the child. The child was turned
over to HBPD officers, who contacted the boy's father,
who also was searching for his son.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
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spent his share of time in the Gulf of Mexico waters and
enjoying the beach.
He moved away some time ago, but he'll be back
to provide entertainment at a 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June
21, summer solstice event and Surfrider Foundation
fundraiser at Harry's Continental Kitchens, 5600 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
For an admission price of $25, attendees will enjoy
McKenna's music, a selection of wine, cocktails and
summer brews, as well as Harry's gourmet country paella
and Baha fish tacos.
McKenna now is an independent, singer/songwriter
living in St. Augustine, said Hal Christensen of Har-
"He's got a really cool type of music," he said.
Proceeds from the event at Harry's Deli will benefit
the Suncoast chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a non-
profit seeking to protect and enjoy the world's oceans,
beaches and waves with conservation, activism, research
John Kurz, treasurer of the Suncoast chapter, said
the organization began 26 years ago in California by a
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Thursday, June 21
10-noon Coffee with Commissioner Jean Peelen, Para-
dise Cafe, 3210 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-
6-9 p.m. Suncoast Surfrider Foundation Summer Solstice
culinary fundraiser, Harry's Continental Kitchens, Gourmet Deli and
Take-Out, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies.
Friday, June 22
9 a.m. Community Coffee Club, Olive Oil Outpost, 401
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosted by Edward Jones. Information: 941-
Through July 14, "Fishing for Life," Mark Cohen photography
exhibit, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W, Cortez. Infor-
Through June 25, Cecy Richardson print exhibit, Solo Gallery
of the Manatee County Cultural Alliance, 926 12th St. W, Bradenton.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street
Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Porch Party to benefit Roser Food
Pantry at stores and boutiques on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Infor-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
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group of attorneys seeking to stop commercial coastal
development. The foundation supports beach cleanup
and public access to beaches, and is looking to establish
a Sarasota-Manatee chapter, he said.
For more information on the event, call Christensen
William & Mary announces
Former Holmes Beach resident Kaci Kennedy, now
of Bradenton, recently graduated from the College of
William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va., with a bachelor of
arts, college officials reported June 8.
The college is the second-oldest educational institu-
tion in the nation, and ranks among the top 10 public
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
June 29, Chamber of Commerce of Longboat Key, Lido Key,
St. Armand Key Invitational Golf Tournament, Longboat Key Club
Islandside, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies.
July 2, Fourth annual Boom Boom on the Bay at the Mar Vista
Dockside Restaurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information:
July 3, 19th annual Fireworks Extravaganza, BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-
July 4, 26th annual Sandbar Fireworks Spectacular, Sandbar
Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
July 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers, Fourth of July Parade,
Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach, to Bayfront Park, Anna Maria,
and 2012 Scholarship Award Party, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe,
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
July 5, North End Merchants Organization third annual post-
July 4 holiday cleanup, Pine Avenue General Store, 307 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-3316 or 248-568-2160.
Save the Date
Sept. 24, 13th annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce Lucky 13 Golf Outing for Scholarships, Bradenton Country
Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-
224-1337 or 941-284-2523.
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The three-day extravaganza of pyrotechnic displays,
also showcasing fresh seafood, will start shortly after
dusk, Monday, July 2, with the fourth annual Boom
Boom on the Bay at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant,
760 Broadway St., Longboat Key.
Mar Vista invites attendees to come by boat or car
for dinner and fireworks weather permitting under
its 100-year-old buttonwood trees or on the covered deck
on the waterfront.
Sponsors for the July 2 fireworks include Mar
Vista Dockside Restaurant, Longboat Key Club, Can-
nons Marina, Longboat Key Village Association, The
Observer, Rusty Chinnis and Bridge Street Merchants.
Fireworks will again light up the night sky July 3 at
the Beachhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Braden-
ton Beach, where the restaurant will host its 19th annual
Party packages are available with front-row seating
under a tent, including an array of appetizers, entrees
and desserts, specialty cocktails, beer, wine and parking
passes. Entertainment will be provided by DJ John Rinell.
Other seating is available on a first-come basis.
A grand finale event will begin at dusk Wednesday,
July 4, at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria. At the 26th annual Sandbar Fireworks Spectacular,
there will be a VIP reservation only party in the
open-air Sandbar pavilion.
The event includes an upscale buffet, Sandbar spe-
cialty drinks, beer, wine, party favors and music. Valet
parking also will be available to VIP package holders.
Reservations for tables at the celebrations are a must,
according to organizers. Other celebrants are welcome to
view from public areas on the beach or by boat.
For Mar Vista, call 941-383-2391.
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the shoreline, as well as area businesses that host July
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Island Players president Herb
Stump, left, and graduating
seniors Samatha Gretzner from
Palmetto High, Erin Kenny from
Southeast High and Hannah
Martin from Manatee School
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check representing scholarships
recently awarded to them by
the Anna Maria theater. Stump
presented a $2,000 award to each
of the area scholars, as well as
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from Southeast High, to pursue
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theater and the arts. Islander
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Gavon Sutphin, 5, joins the fun at a West Manatee
Fire Rescue car wash June 10 at WMFR Station No. 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The event raised
funds for Gavon, who is undergoing treatment for an
intracranial hemorrhage. The carwash sponsored
by WMFR, West Manatee Firefighters Association,
Island Real Estate and Slim's Place raised $1,421
for Gavon and his family. Islander Photo: Courtesy
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Trouble spills over into Holmes Beach dog park
By Kathy Prucnell
Softballs were flying over the outfield fence at Birdie
Tebbetts Field June 13, hitting the tin roof of the newly
erected shelter and startling dogs and their owners in the
"If the shelter had not been there, someone could've
been hurt," said Commissioner Jean Peelen who, along
with several others and their dogs, was under the shelter
when the first balls struck at approximately 6:45 p.m.
The dog park is a fenced area on the perimeter of the
outfield of the ball park.
Another witness, Bill Ellstrom, who came to the dog
run after the initial hits said, "It was war."
There were approximately six ballplayers, eight or
nine dog people and a dozen dogs when he arrived at the
park at approximately 8 p.m., Ellstrom said.
He witnessed the ballplayers and dog owners argu-
ing. "You wouldn't want to print what they were saying,"
And, Ellstrom said, one of the ballplayers stood in the
dog run and began catching balls from what he overheard
the players calling "a home-run derby."
According to the sign-up board at the park, Robert
Cornell of Holmes Beach reserved the ballpark for coed
adult softball for Wednesdays, beginning at 5:30 and
ending at dusk, through September.
Cornell said, while he wasn't at the park on the eve-
ning of the incident, one of his team members, Larry
Conlon of Holmes Beach, was at the field.
The first ball that hit the shelter's tin roof "startled the
By Kathy Prucnell
A new sign at the entrance to the Holmes Beach
dog park announces, "This park has gone to the dogs,"
but the newly opened area is yet to have a name.
Holmes Beach volunteers, contractors and city
workers pitched in to improve the new dog exercise
area adjacent to Birdie Tebbetts Field along the
outfield at 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive in recent
months, first with a fence, then with amenities, includ-
ing a shelter, benches, signs and trees and other land-
To remedy the lack of a name, some of the people
who frequent the dog park are asking anyone with a
"catchy name" to enter a Name-the-Park Contest, said
Entrants are asked to e-mail suggested park names
people it was loud," and discussions between the two
factions were "courteous" at first, according to Conlon.
"It was kind of becoming immature towards the end
of the evening," he added, saying one woman in the dog
run threw a softball into the garbage can.
"In no way was someone trying to maliciously hit
anyone," Conlon added.
Peelen said she left after approaching the ballplay-
- sure to be popular with pups and their owners to
Barbara.email@example.com. The deadline for con-
test entries is July 4.
Organizers will post the entries online and at the
park. Parkman said the winner will be chosen from the
roster of "dog people."
Votes for the best dog park name should be sent
to Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped in a con-
tainer that will be provided in the dog park shelter.
The contest winner will be awarded bia.'ini
rights and a $25 gift certificate to Pet Supermarket.
In other dog park news, Parkman reports the June
9 dog park yard sale raised $586, and the funds will be
put toward more dog park improvements.
Parkman also said the double-gate entry will
be installed soon, and a pet water fountain is in the
Sh,/ iio/ ,Goggin and
her pug, Farley, and
Rachel Cate of Bra-
denton Beach, relax
June 14 on the rear
bench in the newly
completed shelter -
along the baseball
field outfield fence
at the Holmes Beach
S dog park, 62nd
n t Street and Flotilla
Drive. The shelter
was the apparent
p target last week of
some softball play-
ers hitting balls over
So the fence at Birdie
ers about the incident, and did not see the "home run
The ballplayers were "not nice," according to Peelen,
and she was sad to hear about the derby. Dog park users
need to realize "people have the right to play ball. And
I'm happy to share.
"It's a small price to pay on Wednesday evenings,"
Peelen said. "But know that you're going to be (at the
park) at your own risk."
Some dog owners were led to believe it would only
be a kids' ball field, she said.
Peelen, however, said this is a "clearly legitimate
She said perhaps a sign should be posted about using
the dog park at your own risk.
Cornell said, "I don't know what's the solution,"
while ,nd'LiIW the addition of netting or additional
roofing over the dog run.
Also, because of the minimal use expected during
the summer, Cornell said people wanting to use the dog
run might avoid the field during the two-hour window of
the ballplayers' scheduled practice
Cornell said it's "unfortunate" that city's redesign
made the field shorter. "When they put up the fence they
put it up on the wrong side" of the outfield fence, he
"It's been a lose-lose," for the ball players and dog
owners who exercise their dogs," said Conlon.
"Before the fence was built, the dogs had the whole
field area, and the players had a larger field."
Jiggs, left, and Bella,
right, scamper June
14 around Kurt Jan-
isch of Holmes Beach,
while on a visit to the
Holmes Beach dog
park with his yellow
lab, Vi, and his golden
FAR RIGHT: Rose-
mary and Bill Ell-
strom of Holmes
Beach and their
terrier Bella enjoy a
newly installed bench
at the dog run, one
of several amenities
recently added to the
park. Islander Photos:
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Publix manager retires; employees cry foul
By Mark Young
The details of Publix store manager Mark Bryant
and Publix employees tackling and sitting on a Cuban
sandwich thief made national news.
Within days of The Islander reporting the May 26
incident, Bryant a 40-year Publix employee retired
without providing any notice to his employees at the
Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
The nature of Bryant's quick departure has left the
Island community abuzz with speculation and some
Publix employees sad and angry.
Was he fired? Did he violate policy? Was he forced
to retire or did he just simply decide it was time?
These questions and more are being
asked by some Publix employees, who
have sent comments to The Islander
stating their support for Bryant and their
disappointment that Publix maintains
1Bryant's retirement was voluntary.
Bryant Some employees don't believe the
dedicated "shepherd of our flock," as
one employee wrote, would leave without saying good-
bye unless forced to do so.
Employees also told The Islander they question why
they were being told not to discuss the matter, if Bryant
chose to retire.
Bryant had stopped a 21-year-old man outside the
door of Publix May 26 when the man apparently had
failed to pay for a Cuban sandwich. Like so many other
shoplifting attempts, Bryant escorted the man back into
the store, at which time the suspect initiated a physical
Bryant found himself in a scuffle with the man, and
was quickly aided by other Publix employees, who even-
tually subdued the suspect by sitting on him until police
"Mark has worked diligently, helping us to keep our
needed jobs," said one letter writer. "Then in reciproca-
tion for an act of bravery, an honorable man, defending
Publix is quietly dismissed."
The letter was written in "hopes Publix corporate
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matter and offer to reinstate this very dedicated, honest
and honorable man."
At least one employee said the news of Bryant's
quick departure was "a distressing shock within our
work family. The here-today and gone-tomorrow activ-
ity that just took place has considerably shaken many,
and most of our associates and department manag-
Those who spoke feared retribution and were pro-
vided anonymity, while others wished to go on record,
stating they realized they were risking their jobs, but
wanted to support Bryant. The Islander opted to protect
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Shannon Patten told The Islander that policy on the
handling of shoplifters "is considered proprietary
information and not something I am able to share,"
When asked if Bryant retired on his own accord,
Patten said, "In all associate situations, including
Mark's, Publix thoroughly reviews the facts and strives
to be fair and consistent. Out of respect for our associ-
ate's privacy, Publix keeps personnel matters confiden-
tial. The details of this situation are between Mark and
Patten said she understands there has been some
concern over Bryant's sudden departure, but "the fact
is that Mark made the decision on his own to retire,"
Attempts to contact Bryant for comment were
unsuccessful, as of press time for The Islander.
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Holmes Beach commissioners vote for FAR limits
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach city commissioners June 12 took a
step closer to implementing floor-area ratio requirements
in Holmes Beach.
Three of five commissioners agreed that FARs should
become part of the city's land development code.
On a motion by Commissioner Jean Peelen, seconded
by Commission Chair David Zaccagnino, the vote moved
the city forward on limiting the size of residential prop-
erties. Commissioners John Monetti and Sandy Haas-
The floor-area ratios being considered by the com-
mission will limit the total square feet of residential con-
struction depending on lot size.
The building code focus group, headed by Peelen,
recommended a .30 FAR for R-2 zoned properties, and
.35 for R-1 zoned properties.
These recommendations, and others, came from
focus groups headed by commissioners to address the
problems relating mostly to rental properties, including
garbage, noise and parking. The groups also identified
problems relating to builders and rental agents circum-
venting building codes, leading to the development of
The issue came to a head in December last year when
more than 100 people attended a solutions-oriented meet-
ing, and the focus groups were formed.
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Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen said June
12 these duplex units at 203 69th St. have prohibited
first-floor living areas and are being marketed for less
than a week in violation of the seven-day minimum in
the Residential-2 zoning district. Islander Photo: Kathy
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger first asked for reasoning
behind the new building code restrictions.
Peelen replied, "To stop the enormous houses from
being built," and in turn, relieve the problems they create,
FISH members make budget recommendations
By Mark Young
Six Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board
members attended a special budget meeting June 13, at
Fishermen's Hall, 4515 124th St. W., Cortez.
FISH treasurer Jane von Hahmann invited the entire
board June 4 to make funding requests at the FISH board
meeting, saying there is more than $25,000 available for
FISH capital improvement projects.
The 2012-13 FISH budget, comprising mostly what
the board derives from its fishing festivals, is $111,473.
According to von Hahmann, the board's annual operating
costs are $85,683, with the largest portion of expenses
going to the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival,
the board's largest event, which draws tens of thousands
of people annually.
With operating expenses accounted for in the board's
annual budget, $25,790 remained for new projects.
The group recommended the bulk of capital spending
go toward continued renovation of Fishermen's Hall and
to improvements at the 95-acre FISH preserve.
FISH board members will recommend at their July 2
meeting to spend $5,000 for lumber, insulation, paint and
labor for Fishermen's Hall. The board also will be asked
to approve $1,000 for new office equipment, including a
computer, printer and telephone.
The board will recommend spending $5,000 toward
legal expenses and survey fees to "lump all sections"
of the preserve into a single conservation easement. An
additional $3,500 is being recommended to secure the
preserve with a perimeter fence.
Board president Kim McVey previously informed
board members that illegal trash dumping on the preserve
has been an ongoing issue. Fencing the perimeter of the
preserve was previously agreed to by the board, but the
board did not have the funds to pursue any action at the
The board also will consider renovations and repairs
of $850 toward the floating dock, and the largest expen-
diture to fund will be $6,590 toward improvements for
the Monroe Cottage.
The recommendations were discussed and noted.
They will be presented for approval at Fishermen's Hall
to the board at its 7 p.m. Monday, July 2 meeting.
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relating to land use, water and other utility use and dis-
ruption of neighbors' quiet enjoyment of their proper-
"It's not an aesthetic issue," she said.
Bohnenberger said there are other ways to implement
control over the number of rooms and home sizes.
But Peelen said her focus group recommended
residential FARs after considering regulating rooms, lot
coverage, setbacks and other building code restraints,
because "it made the most sense.
"The most reasonable solution was the FAR require-
ment," she said.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said she was
concerned about nonconforming uses that result from a
new overlay of percentages of floor space.
"People are going to find a way around them," Haas-
Zaccagnino supported FAR, saying the city needs to
"adjust the size of the container" to curtail "the size of
structure going up," and stop homes being built to sleep
Zaccagnino said he was no longer concerned with
the creation of nonconforming uses because of Federal
Emergency Management Agency regulations. "We're all
nonconforming," he said.
Commissioner John Monetti favored additional dis-
cussion before the vote about FAR.
Commissioner Pat Morton said he saw FAR as "a
double-edged sword" with "pros and cons." But, in
weighing the existing situation of "real estate agents
out there on the web," advertising homes in a seven-day
minimum rental zones for three days or less, he said, "I'm
in favor of looking into FAR."
The city's R-2 zone allows for a maximum occu-
pancy of two families and minimum one-week rentals,
according to the land development code and comprehen-
The code defines family as "Any number of individu-
als related by blood, marriage or legal adoption, and not
more than four persons not so related, living together as a
single housekeeping unit. Foster children are considered
part of a family."
Commission poll on FAR numbers
In a poll of Residential-2 zoning FAR preferences,
Peelen and Zaccagnino favored a .30, and commissioners
Sandy Haas-Martens and John Monetti favored .61.
Commissioner Pat Morton said, "if you build it, they
will come," and he chose a lower FAR number of .25.
He later said he wanted Haas-Martens and Monetti
to eventually come down to meet him at .30, but the vote
was 3-2 and no compromise was needed.
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New shop sells sugar,
spice, cupcakes, coffee
Nicole Bivignozzi opened her eatery Sugar, Spice
and Cupcake Bites, 5386 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach at
10 a.m. Saturday, June 16.
The store features cupcakes in a variety of flavors,
coffee and a gallery of work by local artists.
Store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday
and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
For more information, call 941-525-0159.
BACVB execs appointed
to Visit Florida
Two members of the BradentonArea Convention and
Visitors Bureau staff have been appointed to committees
for Visit Florida, the state-run tourist organization.
Deb Meihls, BACVB executive manager, has been
named to the advertising and Internet committee for a
third consecutive year, while marketing director Tara
Donovan-Poulton was selected to the communications
Visit Florida is the state's tourism agency. It plans and
develops strategies and marketing campaigns to enhance
tourism to the state and maintain Florida's status as a
leading tourist destination in the United States.
For more information on the BACVB, call 941-729-
Chamber 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, at the new clubhouse for 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
For more information or to make a reservation, call
941-778-1541, or e-mail email@example.com.
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Scenic Waves ponders its future
By Mark Young
American playwright Tennessee Williams once said,
"The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible
thing to call the future."
Perhaps Florida's scenic highway committees
will see funding again. That was enough good news
to lighten the mood of the Scenic Waves committee
members June 11, as the meeting at Bradenton Beach
City Hall began with a discussion of whether to con-
tinue to exist.
"The direction of today's meeting is to decide
the direction we want to go," said acting chair Carl
Parks, who assumed temporary leadership following
the sudden resignation of former chair Pat Whitsel last
"We need to get new members, if we want new mem-
bers, and to decide what the future of this committee is
to be, if we want to have a committee," said Parks, who
also noted he would only remain as chair until the com-
mittee's February officer elections.
"I previously served as chair for seven years," said
Parks. "I'm glad to help out when I can, but I was vilified
for trying to run an orderly one-hour meeting, and present
our own agenda. I will not abandon you as chair, but do
not want to continue in the role of chair."
Parks said he would remain as chair until February,
at which time committee members could decide new offi-
cers, and in the meantime, "gives us time to put things
together and convince members of this community to join
The scenic waves committee became more of a dis-
cussion group, lacking funding for scenic highway proj-
August chamber biz
expo planning under way
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
planning a business exposition 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 25, at Crossepointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Details are being finalized, said chamber vice presi-
dent Deb Wing, and further information will be made
available in the coming weeks. Vendors will be invited
to participate, she said.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
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ects following a legislative freeze two years ago.
"We don't have any finances so there is no report,"
said Parks when it was time to discuss the committee's
A Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation liaison to scenic waves reported legislators have
lifted the funding freeze on the scenic highway program,
but no funds are yet available, and would not likely
become available until later this year at the earliest.
Parks said it was welcome news and the timing would
be good as the committee looks to reorganize.
"Now that we know there will be funding again, we
can be a viable committee again," said Parks. "We can
look ahead and see what we want this committee to look
Bridge Street Beach proposal
Michael Miller of Anna Maria, native plant expert
and creator of the nonprofit Perfect Environs, presented
his vision July 11 for Bradenton Beach to scenic waves
"Bridge Street Beach" is a project that envisions the
removal of asphalt roads, parking lots, and concrete side-
walks in favor of a sand-shell-rock mixture, such as what
is used for sidewalks on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
"This ties into what we are talking about, which is
my idea of what Bradenton Beach should look like," said
Miller. "When I look at Bradenton Beach, I look at what
is Bradenton Beach's identity? There is none."
Miller said it looks as though visitors are arriving
into Mexico rather than a Florida Island paradise.
"You basically have Mexican, Australian and African
vegetation, so where is Bradenton Beach? This is the
long-range plan I call Bridge Street Beach," he said.
Miller's vision is to return Bridge Street to a natural
beach setting occupied by homes and businesses.
"The idea is to convert the entire center of the city
into sand-shell," he said. He said they have handicap-
compliant sand sidewalks in Anna Maria. "What would
revolutionize the identity of Bradenton Beach is you
would literally be on the beach. The entire city dropped
onto the beach. No one else is doing that."
Miller said the sand-shell mixture consists of layers
of sand and shell rock, which has a hard consistency,
but drains water more efficiently than current hard sur-
Local restaurateur and committee member Ed Chiles
said, "You are looking at major cost savings anytime you
use this stuff. The area in Anna Maria was a stagnant mud
hole and is now a stunning project."
Turning the entire city of Bradenton Beach into a
beach city is a lofty goal, said Miller, "but it's an idea
that you can start showing people now."
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Tips for a successful tarpon fishing adventure
By Kathy Guindon, Ph.D
Special to The Islander
Having just passed the full moon of June, anglers are
currently suffering from tarpon fever.
Tarpon support a large, economically important rec-
reational fishery, bringing millions of dollars to the state's
economy. April through July is peak tarpon fishing season
in the Tampa Bay area and coincides with the species'
Tarpon fishing in Florida is predominately catch-and-
release. Therefore, understanding the effects of fishing on
tarpon to maximize post-release survival and minimize
stress on caught and released tarpon is critical to the fish-
ery's continued success.
For the past 10 years, Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission tarpon research has focused on the
effects of catch-and-release fishing. Scientists were able
to trace the location of 82 tarpon with GPS positions and
bearings over several hours after release to provide direct
evidence of short-term post-release survival.
Results indicate that tarpon are pretty tough and
able to recover from angling events when released in the
absence of large predators, and when handled carefully
by the angler.
With the understanding of a relatively high survival
rate (87 percent on average) after a tarpon is released,
FWC researchers added a genetic tLi,,',ii_', component to
the study to see how often anglers catch the same tarpon,
and to follow individual fish through capture events.
Since 2005, FWC scientists, who later partnered with
Mote Marine Laboratory scientists, have been using DNA
fingerprints to track the movements and habitats of tarpon
sampled by volunteer anglers all over the state. The tech-
n>h 1>. exists to identify and track individual tarpon with
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ABOVE AND RIGHT: A Florida Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission researcher takes a DNA sample from
a tarpon. FWC is conducting an ongoing research
project to determine the best fishing practices to ensure
a successful catch-and-release program. Islander
Photos: Courtesy Kathy Guindon/FWC
Tracking Atlantic aon y DNA Fingerprintin]
Nothing stimulates an
angler more than the
sight of a tarpon break-
ing water. To ensure
this sport fish contin-
ues to attract anglers
for years to come,
the Florida Fish and
anglers to participate
in their DNA sampling
the odds of error less than 1 in 1 billion.
But here, I would like to share with you some of what
that research has taught us about best fishing practices
to increase a tarpon's chance for a successful catch and
release, mixed in with a little common sense.
Minimize the fight time and you will reduce the
amount of internal stress on the fish. Equip yourself with
gear and tackle that is suited to the size fish you are pre-
paring to battle, and don't be afraid to use it. Pull back on
your fish, apply pressure and make the fish fight against
its own weight and the boat's.
Do not follow your hooked tarpon with the boat.
Doing so takes the tarpon for a swim similar to walking
a dog on a leash, and does not help tire the fish. Fight
your fish from a still or drifting boat.
Minimize boat-side handling time and keep the larger
tarpon (60 pounds and up) in the water next to the boat for
your photo opportunity. Remember, if you take a tarpon
out of the water and onto the deck of your boat, you need
a $50 possession tag to do so legally.
Research shows that smaller tarpon (less than 20
pounds) can easily be lifted and exposed to air for up to
a one minute without any additional stress responses on
the fish. Try holding your breath for one minute and you
will find that is adequate time to take a photograph or a
Give anglers with a hooked tarpon space to fight the
fish. Statistics on the fishery show that only one out of
three hooked tarpon actually get caught, so give anglers
a fighting chance to get their photo or their fly back.
If the fish is exhausted, take time to revive it. Research
shows if you can get the tarpon to a state where it can swim
on its own before release, you will significantly increase
its chance of surviving. If the fish sinks like a log or is
still disoriented from the fight and cant' stay upright, stay
with it until it can swim slowly away from you.
If the tarpon is kicking its tail, biting down on your
thumb and gulping for air, chances are you can let it go
and it is ready to swim away. The number one cause
of post-release tarpon mortality is shark attacks, and if
the tarpon can swim on its own, it has a good chance of
avoiding a predator.
Avoid any contact with the gills or gill arches. Do not
handle a tarpon under its gill flap. The gills are required
for a tarpon to breath and they are fragile. Research
shows damage to the gills may result in a dead tarpon.
How you choose to fish is up to you. As I sometimes
put it, if you are a bass fisherman, you can use a rubber
worm or, where I come from, a night crawler. Tarpon
research showed no difference in tarpon mortality when
using live or artificial baits.
Just be careful when using treble hooks. They some-
times hook on the gills and, as mentioned, damaged gills
can potentially kill the fish.
Foul-hooked tarpon do have a significantly higher
mortality rate than fair-hooked fish. Fisheries research
studies show that artificial baits typically shallow hook
fish more so than natural prey items (live or dead) nor-
If the tarpon is gut hooked, cut the line as close as
you can to its mouth and leave the hook in it. One would
be amazed at how fish can dislodge hooks on their own
accord through time.
When fishing schools of tarpon along the beach or
in channels during an afternoon outgoing tide on either
end of Egmont Key, be courteous to other boaters. Line
up with other boats around you and drift until your vessel
is over the tarpon. Try not to rev your engines and zip
into a line of boats already fishing a school of tarpon.
How you behave as an angler is also up to you, and
angling ethics are commendable.
You can aid research
To request a free tarpon DNA sampling kit, call 800-
367-4461 or e-mail TarponGentics@MyFWC.com.
Handy tips for tarpon DNA kits include: No refrig-
eration required, no expiration date, the liquid is not
hazardous, and samples can be safely returned to FWC
via the U.S. Postal Service.
Kathy Guindon holds a doctorate degree in marine
science and is a senior research scientist with the
Tarpon DNA kit.
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 20, 2012 E 21
Everyone's invited to wine-tasting sea turtle benefit
By Mark Young
If you have an appreciation for one of Anna Maria
Island's treasures sea turtles but haven't yet found
a way to be directly involved in nesting season, there are
other ways to help.
According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and
Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox, a June
the numbers y
As of June 15, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and Shorebird Monitoring was reporting:
Documented turtle nests: 122
Number of false crawls: 140
Number of hatchlings to the sea: 0
Anna Maria Island
volunteers Lee and
Marvin Zerkel put
a protective cage
over a loggerhead
sea turtle nest on
Coquina Beach last
month. The cages
have reduced nest
losses of nearly half
the hatchlings last
year to predators
to zero this year.
20 fundraising event will help the program spread the
word throughout the Island on how Islanders and visitors
can help preserve the beaches and protect nesting sea
At 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Island Time Bar &
Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, AMITW will
play host to a wine tasting and hors d' oeuvre sampling
Fox said all money raised will "go to our public
awareness campaign to supply every visitor to our Island
with information on how they can keep AMI the beautiful
and pristine environment they want to return to."
The event will help cover costs for materials being
handed out to residents and summer visitors to the Island,
according to Fox, who said it was an important program
to keep funded because education has proven to be most
the valued weapon in prevention.
Turtle watch seeks to protect nesting sea turtles by
informing people who frequent the beaches of man-made
hazards, such as holes dug in the sand, furniture and cano-
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pies left on the beach overnight, and lighting that can
cause mother turtles and hatchlings to become disoriented
and die on their way back to the Gulf of Mexico.
Admission to the event is $10. For more information
contact Donna Puchalski, of AMITW, at 941-795-1017.
AMITW also offers an adopt-a-nest program, which
has raised more than $1,500 this year. Since March 1, 13
nests have been adopted.
For more information on adopting a sea turtle nest
on Anna Maria Island, contact AMITW volunteer Glenn
Wiseman at 248-982-5500.
Things to remember during sea
turtle nesting season
It is against the law to disturb sea turtles, hatchlings
or their nests. Sea turtles are protected by both the Federal
Endangered Species Act and the Florida Marine Protec-
If you see anyone disturbing a nest or harassing a
turtle, immediately contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission at 888-404-FWCC.
If you see an injured or dead sea turtle, report the
incident to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, 941-778-
5638, or call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission at 888-404-FWCC.
Do not touch sea turtles. If you believe an adult or
hatchling sea turtle to be disoriented, immediately contact
AMITW at 941-778-5638.
Respect marked nests and do not disturb nesting
areas or markers.
Avoid using flashlights and never use flash photog-
raphy at night to shoot photos of turtles.
If you see a mother turtle coming onshore, give her
complete right-of-way. Remain as far away and quiet as
Residents near the beach are reminded to shield or
turn off lights visible from the beach.
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Mote, turtle volunteers rescue stranded dolphin
By Kathy Prucnell
A hush fell over those gathered at the Mote Marine
Laboratory medical pool June 11 as a recently rescued
dolphin was steadied, led in circles and fed herring by
Nicknamed Edna, the dolphin lapped the tank with
the aid of trainers for about 10 minutes and although
water started shooting from her spout, the 3-year-old
bottlenose dolphin appeared weak, and was not yet swim-
ming on her own.
At 6 and a half feet in length and 171 pounds, the
underweight dolphin was found June 6 washed ashore on
Whitney Beach near the north end of Longboat Key by
Mote Sea Turtle Patrol volunteers.
"She's doing OK," said Nadine Slimak, Mote direc-
tor of communications, adding she's still "in critical con-
"We don't really know what is wrong with Edna,"
said Mote public relations coordinator Hayley Rutgers.
"She has a very serious health condition. Pneumonia, yes,
but she also appears to have problems with other organ
Mote has taken blood and performed other tests
and, she said, "we're in the process of getting those tests
The good news June 11 was that Edna had eaten 1.4
pounds of herring, Rutgers reported.
Following that meal, Edna began eating approxi-
mately 8 pounds of herring and capelin daily, Slimak
Researchers determined the rescued dolphin "is prob-
ably from outside the bay," Rutgers said, adding that
Mote's researchers have identified the 160-some dolphins
known to frequent Sarasota Bay.
Edna is the 70th dolphin or whale taken into Mote's
hospital since 1992 they've also taken care of more
than 400 sea turtles according to Rutgers.
Lynne Byrd, rehabilitation and medical care coordi-
nator, spent time in the water with Edna June 11, and said
the hospital staff has provided 24-hour care for Edna due
to pneumonia and a pulmonary condition, which, though
- found stranded
June 6 on Whitney
Key has been
under the 24-hour
care of Mote
her rescue. Edna
ate 1.4 pounds
of herring June
11, following a
swim around the
medical pool at the
lessening, has caused the dolphin multiple tremors.
Mote staffers credit turtle patrol volunteers for doing
"oi \ il ing right" to help Edna get to the hospital safely.
Mike and Melissa Herron and Sara Heuer, all of Braden-
ton, alerted Mote staff and stabilized the dolphin while
"It sure wasn't a nice, sunny afternoon to be out on
the beach," recalled Melissa Herron.
She said they were checking for washed-over turtle
nests due to the recent high tides and stormy weather
when they found the dolphin beached, pointed toward
the Gulf, about 10 feet from the water and 30 feet from
"One of the interesting things," said Mike Herron,
"is I'd just decided to go down to the beach for a jog,"
and the others were walking back to the car. "And that's
when I saw the dolphin there."
He immediately called Kristin Mazzarella, Mote's
turtle program administrator, who instructed him to turn
the dolphin upright and keep her wet.
"I just managed to turn her over," he said.
"I was a little nervous, but the adrenaline was flow-
ing," he said.
"We worked together," said Heuer, "We stayed calm.
We knew we needed to keep her wet."
So first with hatfuls of Gulf water, and then with
towels brought from the car, they kept Edna wet, upright
and her rostrum up.
The turtle watch volunteers dug trenches for the front
fins to help her remain upright and, as instructed by Maz-
zarella, stayed clear of the dolphin's potentially danger-
ous mouth and tail.
For 45 minutes, the volunteers worked alone to sta-
bilize Edna until the first crew of Mote rescuers arrived.
Then, with help, they continued 45 minutes longer until
a second Mote crew came for transport.
Holmes Beach debates FEMA rules, affidavits
By Kathy Prucnell
Contractors and owners who are skirting the 50
percent rule mandated by the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency came under fire June 12 at the Holmes
Beach city commission meeting.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said the situation was "so
ridiculous," he feared FEMA may cancel the 25 percent
insurance discount for homeowners citywide.
In response to criticism about unreliable builder affi-
davits, Bohnenberger asked commissioners to consider
a change in the land-development code to limit "willful
destruction" to 50 percent for any project to remodel a
ground-level home under the FEMA rule.
FEMA requires the city regulate construction so that
homes are built with safeguards against hazards due to
The city long ago adopted FEMA guidelines that
limit the cost of ground-level remodeling to 50 percent
of a residential structure's appraised value. According to
building inspector Bob Shaffer, after any such project is
complete, a city ordinance prohibits additional improve-
ments within a calendar year.
But replacement at any cost is allowed if the home is
rebuilt with the living area elevated above the base flood
City permits are issued based on appraisals as well
as owner and contractor affidavits attesting the cost will
not exceed 50 percent of the structure's value.
City attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners
they could undertake "a major policy decision" and
do away with the current appraisal option. They could
then base the rule on the value assessed by the Manatee
County Property Appraiser.
Commission chair David Zaccagnino objected
to changes in the affidavit and appraisal rules, saying,
"You're going to force every single house" seeking to
be remodeled to "go up." He said some 30 remodels are
currently "being planned," and 150 or so projects are
expected next year.
Holmes Beach contractor Steve Titsworth of Shore-
line Builders said the lack of legitimate affidavits and
appraisals to skirt the FEMA rules have created an
"uneven playing field."
He said the city could look to Bradenton Beach, Anna
Maria and other cities which operate under the same
FEMA regulations for examples.
He agreed with Petruff's uI.P..liOin of eliminating
the private appraiser, and using the county appraiser's
value in the calculation.
He also suggested a change in the appraisal "modi-
fier," presently 20 percent. Titsworth said the modifier is
too low. But, he said, he believes the city could adjust
the modifier to be more reflective of market value.
As for challenging a private appraisal, he warned
there is a "pretty large lawsuit in Sarasota" over the issue
of whether a building department has the authority to
override an independent appraisal.
Zaccagnino directed Petruff and Bohnenberger to
work on a letter outlining construction and remodeling
After the meeting, Bohnenberger said, "Builders
don't need to be told the rules. They know the rules."
Only one builder is abusing the rule, he said.
Bohnenberger said there are several homes he's
been watching, including two on Holmes Boulevard and
another at 531 Key Royale.
These homes have essentially been demolished
"down to the slab," he said, and their contractors and
owners swore to unrealistic costs to rebuild.
"We've been fighting this thing for a while," Boh-
nenberger said. "The affidavits and the appraisals are not
"I was quite clear that I want a change," Bohnen-
berger said of his recommendation to allow no more
than 50 percent demolition before issuing a remodeling
The commission "ignored it," he said. "The majority
of commissioners are not interested in stopping what's
going on because they want to keep property built on the
ground, no matter the cost.
"It's the intent of FEMA that ground-level structures
will all go away," said Bohnenberger. Four years ago,
FEMA representatives came to the city and stopped all
building until the current affidavit and appraisal method
"I don't want to put everybody's insurance at risk,"
Bohnenberger said. "Right now there's a 25 percent dis-
count on premiums" and FEMA could order the discount
lifted based on non-compliance, he said.
Compared to what other Island cities experience,
Bohnenberger said Holmes Beach has an "enormous
number of duplex properties" available for construc-
In other matters:
The city commission unanimously approved a con-
tract with Chris Arnold LLC to replace curbs and gutters
in various areas of the city at a rate $24.50 per linear foot
not to exceed 8,000 linear feet, or $196,000. The work
is to begin June 13 and be completed no later lnii \ng.
1, according to Holmes Beach superintendent of public
works Joe Duennes.
The commission unanimously confirmed Bohnen-
berger's hiring of Lori Hill as treasurer upon the August
departure of treasurer Rick Ashley.
Commissioners approved the mayor's reappoint-
ment of John Wize to serve on the city's code enforce-
ment board for a three-year term ending April 1, 2015.
Bohnenberger announced Holmes Beach Police
Department Detective Sgt. Brian Hall's promotion from
detective to detective sergeant, saying he's now recog-
nized as "third in command."
The mayor said a total of 42 code enforcement com-
plaints were investigated in May, the majority coming
from e-mails and citizens complaints.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion granted the city permission for limited mangrove
trimming behind Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive,
according to Bohnenberger. The DEP exemption and
trimming is needed before commencing stormwater
improvements in the flood-prone 31st Street area.
Zaccagnino had recommended May 22 the DEP
exemption be fast-tracked by enlisting Petruff's assis-
tance. Now, he said, the city is "good to go" but "just
needs the cash."
Bohnenberger said funds may become available if
the ongoing stormwater project comes in under budget.
The next commission meeting will be 7 p.m., Tues-
day, June 26, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
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Mote Sea Turtle Patrol volunteers Sara Heuer of Bra-
denton, left, and Melissa Herron and Mike Herron of
Bradenton check on Edna June 11 at the Mote hospital.
The marine rescue and hospital are part of Mote's
nonprofit education and research facility funded by indi-
vidual donors, and local, state and federal grants. Mote's
research seeks to understand the population dynamics of
marine animals, including dolphins, manatees, sea turtles,
sharks and coral reefs.
Edna's health update
Edna remained in critical condition June 15, and con-
tinues to be treated and watched around-the-clock at the
Mote Marine Laboratory Dolphin and Whale Hospital in
Sarasota, according to Mote director of communications
Signs of improvement since June 11 include:
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volunteers no longer need to constantly hold her upright
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no longer needs to be hand fed, which is important to
Mote's goal to return Edna to the wild. The more "hands
off" humans can be in her care, according to Mote, the
better for Edna in the long run.
She is playing with toys designed to help keep ani-
mals mentally and physically stimulated.
"It takes a Herculean effort to get just one dolphin
healthy enough to return to the wild," said Slimak.
"It also takes a similar-sized budget to pay for staff-
ing, medicines, food and even the added electrical costs
that come from running the pool pumps, filters and chill-
ers around the clock," she said.
Mote is looking for donations to care for Edna and
return her to the wild.
For more information, call 941-388-4441, ext. 309,
or go online at www.mote.org/hospitalhelp.
Mote requires care
Stranded marine animals can be saved by volunteers
like those from the Mote Sea Turtle Patrol, who helped
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On finding a stranded marine turtle, whale or dolphin,
Mote asks the public to immediately report it by call-
ing Mote Stranding Investigations Program pager a
24-hour response service at 941-988-0212 or if outside
Sarasota and Manatee counties, the FWC Wildlife Alert
hotline at 888-404-3922.
Until help arrives, Mote advises:
Do not push the animal into the water.
Stay clear of the mouth and tail, and observe the
animal from a safe distance.
Keep children and pets at a safe distance and try to
avoid startling the animal.
If a dolphin is beached, the dolphin needs to be kept
upright with its blow hole pointed up. Trenches can be
dug in the sand for its front flippers, so it can be rolled
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its blow hole must be protected from taking in water.
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Adult soccer, basketball crown championships
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Community Center adult bas-
ketball and soccer leagues saw seasons come to a close last
week and each crowned a champion. The soccer season
ended June 14, while basketball finished June 15.
Gator Man Pools lived up to its No. 1 basketball
league seed, defeating a shorthanded Bowes Imaging
64-51 behind 23 points, six rebounds and two assists
from Aaron Duduks and 18 points from Evan Wolfe, who
scored all of his points from behind the 3-point arc. Sean
Hubbad and Chris Smith rounded out the Gator Man scor-
ing with 8 points each in the victory. Other team members
are Larry Berkery, Sean Sanders and Erica Smith.
Jason Mickan scored a game-high 29 points for
Bowes Imaging, which also received 11 points from
Mike Hanes and 9 points and 18 rebounds from Mark
Templeton in the loss.
Gator Man advanced to the finals thanks to a 66-52
semifinal victory over The Feast June 12 behind 34 points
from Aaron Duduks and 16 points and seven rebounds
from Evan Wolfe. Sean Hubbard chipped in with 13
points and 11 rebounds in the victory.
Matt Morgan scored 18 points and grabbed nine
rebounds and Brent Moss scored 11 points and grabbed
six rebounds to lead The Feast scoring efforts. Jonathan
Moss added 9 points, five rebounds and five assists, and
Ryan Moss chipped in with 6 points in the loss.
Bowes Imaging advanced to the finals by earning a
65-60 victory over No. 2 seed BeachHouse June 12. Tyler
Bekkerus scored a game-high 33 points to lead Bowes
Imaging, which also received 16 points from Mike Hanes
and 15 points and eight rebounds from Mark Templeton
in the victory.
Antwaun Jackson scored 29 points and grabbed 16
rebounds to lead Beach House, which also received 22
points from Brandon Kern and 5 points from Ian Fetters
in the loss.
Meilner earns top soccer spot
Don Meilner & Son Construction obliterated Florida
Discount Signs 8-0 to win the Island Cup. Tim Tidesco led
the way for Don Meilner with four goals. Matthew Plum-
mer added two goals for Meilner, which also received one
goal from Amy Talucci and a pair of assists from Lindsey
Weaver in the victory. Goalie Nate Talucci finished with
five saves in the shutout victory. Other members of the
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mer, Diane Miller and Tootie Wagner each carded even-
par 32s to finish in a three-way tie for first place in Flight
A. Hellen Pollack was a shot back in second place.
Sue Wheeler's 1-under-par 31 gave her first place
in Flight B. Sally Martin was two shots back in second
place, while Lu Ann Collins finished in third place with
a 2-over-par 34.
Sue Hookem had a birdie on the sixth hole.
Three teams emerged from pool play during June 16
horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe
pits. Ron Pepka and George McKay drew the bye and
watched as Steve Doyle and Debbie Rhodes rolled Steve
Grossman 21-8 in the semifinal match. Doyle and Rhodes
then edged Pepka and McKay 22-17 in the finals to earn
the day's bi.inr-- rights.
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team to achieve three pool-play wins during June 13
action and were the day's outright champs.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
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AMI's summertime fishing patterns develop
By Capt. Danny Stasny
As we fall into an early summertime fishing pattern,
Anna Maria anglers are experiencing good action in the
early mornings and late in the evening.
This is the time of year to start fishing low light con-
ditions. For one, the fish are biting better at these times
and it's cooler, which makes it easier for anglers. Midday
fishing can still be productive, but the heat of the sun can
be pretty intense.
Flats fishing with live shiners is productive for spot-
ted seatrout, redfish and catch-and-release snook. Try
anchoring and chumming to get the fish in a feeding
mood. Once you get the fish fired up, start casting live
free-lined shiners into the mix. Remember, if you're prac-
ticing catch-and-release fishing, you need to land your
fish as quickly as possible and gently revive and release.
With water temps climbing, fish burn more ii n i.' \ when
hooked up, so to ensure a good survival rate, use extra
Tarpon are still taking up residence around Anna
Maria Island and the surrounding waters. Both live and
dead bait presentations are working. The key to hooking
up the silver king is to get away from the crowd. When
you see 20 boats on one pod of fish, you're better off
looking for fish elsewhere. The tarpon are beginning to
show signs of feeling the pressure, so finding "untam-
pered" fish is imperative.
It's worth putting in the time for the thrill of seeing a
silver king jump, and they won't be working our waters
Offshore, the red snapper bite is heating up around
depths starting at 150 feet. Live shiners and pinfish are
producing the bite. And a frozen squid-sardine combo on
a circle hook also is a good bet.
In these same areas expect to catch big red grouper
and plenty of catch-and-release gag grouper. If you've
limited out on red snapper and want some grouper, try
moving away from the snapper to get a bait down to the
bottom. Since red snapper are so aggressive, it's hard to
get down where the grouper are, but moving to a new
area will solve that problem.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing
Spanish mackerel coming to the deck on the outgoing
afternoon tides. Pier fishers using white speck rigs or
white crappies jigs are catching keeper-size macks. If
you opt to use live bait, use a Sabiki rig to catch some
live shiners and then freeline around the bait schools sur-
rounding the pier.
If you want to beat the heat, try fishing the pier at
night, where spotted seatrout are showing in good num-
bers under the lights. As bait gathers around a light, trout
patrol the outskirts of the light-seeking shiners. You can
either use small jigs or free-line a shiner to catch these
fish. Don't be surprised to see some big catch-and-release
snook hovering under these lights, too, feeding on bait.
Capt. Mark Johnston of Just Reel fishing charters is
targeting spotted seatrout in Sarasota Bay. Using live bait
such as pinfish or shiners, Johnston is leading his clients to
spotted seatrout up to 22 inches. "We're catching a lot of
trout," says Johnston, "but you have to catch quite a few
to catch a limit. There's a lot of small ones out there."
Along with trout, Johnston is hooking his clients up
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Harrison King of Anna Maria and Montana brings
home a red snapper and dolphin caught last week
while fishing in 80 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico
off Anna Maria Island with Capt. Warren Girle.
these elusive fish, Johnston is fishing mangrove islands
in areas that have good water flow. Live shiners are the
bait of choice. Most snook are in the 20-24 inch range,
although fish up to 36 inches are being caught.
When the weather permits, Johnston is venturing out
into the Gulf of Mexico in search of tarpon. By using
live crabs or shiners, Johnston is averaging five or six
hookups per trip and fish exceeding 80 pounds.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says beach
fishers are catching good numbers of migratory fish such
as ladyfish, jack crevalle and bonnethead sharks. For the
ladyfish and jacks, Keyes suggests using lures, such as
buck tail jigs or silver spoons. If you want to target shark,
try frozen squid or shrimp.
Tarpon action remains consistent, although with
increasing numbers of boaters, the fish are wary to bite.
Live baits include shiners, threadfin herring, pinfish and
crabs. For those who anchor and chum tarpon, Keyes
suggests frozen menhaden or shad.
On the grass flats, spotted seatrout and catch-and-
release snook are keeping live-bait fishers busy. Both
species are being caught on shallow grass flats adjacent
to mangrove edges. Live shiners are the bait of choice but,
if you're out at sunrise, you can't beat a top-water plug.
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers is seeing good action for
bait fishers using live greenbacks under a popping cork.
Spanish mackerel and juvenile kingfish are blasting baits
drifted away from the pier on the strong moving tides.
"You can use either live greenies or fresh-cut pieces under
a cork," says Medley.
Jack crevalle also are schooling around the pier,
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the tide changes," says Medley. "When they're schooled
up like this on the feed, you can cast just about anm flhing
and hook up."
Flounder are still being caught underneath the pier
by bottom fishers. Medley says to use a live greenback
or shrimp directly on the bottom to catch these tasty flat
fish. Most are in the 12-inch range, although fish up to
18 inches are being reeled up.
Like last week, cobia are still on patrol around the
pilings of the pier. Look for them cruising the length
of the pier, especially on the edges of the bait schools.
Remember, these fish are big and fight to the end, so make
sure you have some heavy tackle if you plan on targeting
them. Live pinfish or live threadfin herring are producing
Last but not least, both pier fishers and boaters are
catching tarpon. Live baits include threadfin herring,
ladyfish and pinfish. For those opting to use dead bait,
you can't beat frozen menhaden or shad. Fish in the 60- to
100-pound range are the norm, although bigger fish are
being hooked up.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier says due to the
large amount of fresh water draining out of the Manatee
River, fishing at the pier has slowed a little. When there
are multiple days of rain in a row, water from the river
pushes the bait schools out in the Gulf, which in turn
takes the fish the eat that bait.
Fish that are being caught at the pier include Spanish
mackerel, flounder and a few mangrove snapper. For the
Spanish mackerel, pier fishers are using white speck rigs
or white crappie jigs. For the flounder and snapper, live
shrimp or shiners fished directly on the bottom under the
pier will get the bite.
Summer season hit high gear for Capt. Mark Howard
of SumoTime, bringing, he said "hot weather and some
excellent opportunities to tangle with many species of
fish in the waters of Tampa Bay."
The tarpon bite heated up, he says, with fish swarm-
ing the waters of Anna Maria, Tampa Bay and the Gulf
of Mexico. A stealth approach to the schooling tarpon is
imperative to angling success, he says.
\ly preferred method of fishing for these silver
kings is to anchor up tide of the rolling fish and chum to
draw them to the back of the boat and your baits. Use
heavy sized tackle so you have a good chance of landing
the fish," says Howard.
He also found snook, trout and redfish active at high
tides around mangrove, where live shiners and cut bait
thrown in potholes have resulted in some nice-sized red-
fish and snook. He says a circle hook works great on a
cut piece of fresh mullet or pinfish. Bigger speckled trout
have moved to 6-10-foot water depths in Tampa Bay.
Howard says fishing should be excellent as the tides
of the new moon arrive. On days with big high tides
around noon and extra low tides in the early evening, the
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Thomas Joseph Harter
Thomas Joseph Harter, 51, of Bradenton, died June
5. He was born Oct. 4 1960, to Rosemary Eileen and
Robert Frederick Harter.
Tommy began and ended his life at Manatee Memo-
rial Hospital, having lived his life always in the sight of
water. His life was blessed; he will be missed; he left too
soon. Tommy was many things and, most of all, he was
Tommy was born and raised in Bradenton Beach on
Anna Maria Island, claiming to be as local as the oldest
rattle snake. He attended Anna Maria Elementary, played
Pee Wee football, and was an alter boy at St. Bernard
Catholic Church where he was baptized, received first
communion, and was confirmed.
He had a lot of soul. And a huge capacity for love.
He loved his family and made every effort to ensure their
wellbeing. He cared for his ailing parents for years and
was with them in their last moments. He loved his friends,
his community and God. He played music at every char-
ity and benefit he was asked, from Muscular Dystrophy,
American Cancer Society, Save the Beaches and for
numerous local individuals in need. He was known by
many and loved by all. Recently when people became
aware of his illness he was honored by the hundreds,
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
8325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,848 sfla /
2,517 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1977
on a 94x100 lot was sold 05/30/12, Warrener to Adrian
for $740,000; list $749,000.
5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 205, Martinique North,
Holmes Beach, a 1,516 sfla 3bed/2bath Gulffront condo
with shraed pool built in 1971 was sold 05/23/12, Frye
to German for $607,000; list $650,000.
111 Peppertree Lane, Anna Maria, a 1,680 sfla / 2,230
sfur 3bed/12bath/1 car home built in 1925 on a 83x106
lot was sold 05/21/12, 111 Peppertree LLC to Zurawski
for $585,000; list $599,000.
113 Peppertree Lane, Anna Maria, a 1,998 sfla / 2,939
sfur 3bed/2' bath/Icar home built in 1977 on a 50x106
lot was sold 05/25/12, Merucci to Dowd for $542,500;
7906 Marina Drive, Unit B, Bay Corner, Holmes
Beach a 1,884 sfla / 2,618 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car land
condo built in 2005 was sold 05/25/12, Nowicki to Terry
for $534,000; list $539,000.
215 81st St., Unit 2, Beachwalk Townhomes, Holmes
Beach, a 2,020 sfla / 2,509 sfur 3bed/22bath/2car land
condo built in 2002 was sold 05/18/12, Schmitz to Ramos
one of the
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Island and in
coming from near and far. Yes, he was famous locally,
but he also was universally loved by all whose paths he
He loved the water. He used to say that he could
feel the blood of the Earth when he surfed the pulse.
He never required the world to be perfect. Many require
a certain kind of surf, a certain kind of boat, or a certain
kind of day; he would pretty much accept any opportunity
to get out on the water, although he never went fishing -
he always went catching. He loved the backwaters for
for $520,000; list $549,000.
408 Poinsettia Road, Anna Maria, a 2,288 sfla /
3,354 sfur 4kd 31.iti home built in 1984 on a 67x104
lot was sold 05/17/12, Jiro Associates LLC to Ropar for
$500,000; list $549,000.
412 73rd St., Unit B, Dos Marina Views, Holmes
Beach, a 1,855 sfla / 2,200 sfur 3bed/2bath land condo
with pool built in 2011 was sold 05/31/12, 9 Solutions
LLC to Cullen for $490,000; list $499,000.
507 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,732 sfla / 2,764
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1960
on a 93x125 lot was sold 05/22/12, Holmes to Wade for
516 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a 1,644 sfla / 1,920
sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar canalfront home built in 1968 on
a 60x110 lot was sold 05/21/12, Johnson to Breen for
206 73rd St., Unit B, West Wind Shores, Holmes
Beach, a 1,193 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1969 was
sold 05/25/12, Rivera to Adip LLC for $445,000.
820 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 3,392 sfla /
5,105 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1975 on a 87x155
lot was sold 05/21/12, Hall to Kavanagh for $437,500.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
their harbored life, appreciated the diversity inherent to
the fading mangrove coves over thrill-seeking big boat
extravagance a metaphor for his ways. His respect for
the wetlands went deep, as he would choose the quiet
path. That isn't to say he didn't love adventure.
Later in life, after helping his sisters and their chil-
dren evacuate Anna Maria Island for Hurricane Elena, he
and Dave Mager returned to the Island, crossing the bay
on surfboards during the height of the storm.
He was a lover of rock 'n' roll, the bluesier the better.
Listening to blues on a hazy Florida afternoon, sitting
back and appreciating the nature of a butterfly floating on
the breeze, or jamming with his buddy boys his love
of music was infectious. He just had this way about him.
He saw dark in the light and light in the dark. He never
forced one into the other, but he did enforce the music.
With Tommy, the music never died. There aren't words
to describe his relationship with music; music described
While still in elementary school, he learned to play
music on a plastic guitar given to him by his sister. He
loved to play guitars in any form. He played acoustic,
electric and bass. He wasn't finicky about it like some
people, though he did have his favorites and not
always his own. In the end, his favorite was the Fender
he "borrowed" from his niece, in return lending her his
soul. He shared soul with so many musicians and so many
who appreciated music.
He had a way about him. When he walked into a
place, everyone cheered up a little as if his presence
authorized the happening, but he wasn't simply a joker.
His commanding presence seemed to inspire those around
him to present their best a trait no doubt inherited from
his father Scrap Harter while leaving honest room for
their worst without judgment, only hope. He got that part
from his mother. He didn't see the world through rose-
colored glasses, but he sure knew how to rock a pair when
he felt like it. Angel and devil, he often sought out the
wilder aspects of life. Sometimes he struggled to "keep
his horns in." He didn't accept norms at face value and
often couldn't resist messing with people, poking their
sense of comfort, keeping them on their toes. He wanted
better for people than they accepted for themselves a
quixotic life coach, or perhaps just a man without a plan.
But at the end of the day, his intense charm kept him out
of the line of fire.
Tommy will be remembered by family and friends at
5 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Cortez Beach-Sixth Street
South pier in Bradenton Beach with a paddle out to scat-
ter his ashes in the water he loved, followed at 6 p.m.
by a gathering at Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Hut in Bradenton
Beach to share memories of Tommy.
Tommy is survived by wife Meike; son Dillon Joseph
Bell; brothers John and William all of Bradenton; sisters
Mary of Perth, Australia, and Alice Baird of Bradenton,
city clerk in Anna Maria; nieces and nephews; and his
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Wesley J. 'Mike' Cantrall
Wesley J. "Mike" Cantrall, 73, of Holmes Beach,
died June 8. He was born in Carlinville, Ill., and moved
to Holmes Beach in 2009 from Round Hill, Va., where
he lived from 1974-2009.
Mr. Cantrall was a veteran of the U.S. Army during
the Vietnam War, he was a member of Loudoun Volunteer
Care Givers, and he was past president of the Northern
Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors.
Memorial Services will be at a later date in Virginia.
Memorial donations may be made to Loudoun Volun-
teer Care Givers, 704 S. King St., Suite 2, Leesburg VA
20176 or online at www.lvcaregivers.org. Brown & Sons
Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Braden-
ton was in charge of arrangements. Condolences www.
Mr. Cantrall is survived by wife Jane; sons Nelson
Wayne Ellmore of Big Pool, Md., Jason Michael of Ber-
ryville, Va., James Wesley of Round Hill, Va., John Alex-
ander of Round Hill, Va.; daughter Laura Jane Valle of
Lucketts, Va.; sisters Alice Jean Shafer of Rock Island,
Ill., Jane Marie Leigh of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; 15 grand-
children; and four great grandchildren.
Sara Elizabeth Vance Carner
Sara Elizabeth Vance Carner, 98, of Bradenton, for-
merly of DeLand, died June 11. She was born Oct. 22,
1913, in Fort Valley, Ga.
Mrs. Carner graduated from Asbury College in
Wilmore, Ky., where she met Gerald Carner and they
were married in December 1936. The couple served from
1937 to 1984 as missionaries in India where they minis-
tered to the physical and spiritual needs of impoverished
rural people. She was dearly loved by the Indian people
with whom she worked, and they called her "Auntie."
A service was held June 16 in Fort Valley, Ga.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Council of the Ramabai Mukti Mission, P.O. Box 4912,
Clinton NJ 08809. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Cre-
matory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of
arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.
Mrs. Carner is survived by her children, Laura
Scribner, Ruth Richardson and husband, Alex of Holmes
Beach, Gerald and wife Virginia, and David and wife
Kay; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and
her caregivers, Maria Lombardo and the staff of the Lom-
William M. Culhane
William M. "Willy" Culhane, 58, Bradenton, died
June 5. He was born in Paterson, N.J., and moved in 1986
to Bradenton from Hawthorne, N.J.
Mr. Culhane was Catholic. He had previously been
employed as a sous chef/day cook at Harry's Continental
Kitchens for 19 years until 2006.
Memorial services are to be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice
Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown & Sons
Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bra-
denton is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may
be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mr. Culhane is survived by sons William of Braden-
ton and Shawn of Naperville, Ill.; daughters Christine of
Bradenton and Cindy Connelly of Boston; brothers Paul of
Port Charlotte, Michael of Bradenton, Edward of Totowa,
N.J., and Timothy and wife Laurie of Hawthorne, N.J.;
sister Kathy and husband Robert Kelley of Sarasota; three
grandchildren; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Norma Jean Dawson
Norma Jean Dawson, 84, of Bradenton, died June 11.
She was born in Akron, Ohio, and moved to Bradenton
in 1991 from Newton Falls, Ohio.
Mrs. Dawson was a member of the First Church of
the Nazarene, Women of the Moose, Anna Maria Island
Chapter, and the Red Hat Society.
There will be no services. Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge
of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.
Mrs. Dawson is survived by husband John E.; son
Bruce Schwartzmiller of Rootstown, Ohio; daughters
Sandy Sumpter and Diana Richards, both of Warren,
Ohio, and Donna Moree of Woodstock, Ga.; eight grand-
children; and four great-grandchildren.
Donald J. McSparran
Donald J. McSparran, 80, of Bradenton, died June 9.
He was born in Jersey City, N.J. and moved to Bradenton
in 1991 from Madison, Conn.
Mr. McSparran was a veteran of the U.S. Navy
during the Korean War and was a member of St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. He graduated St. Peters
College in Jersey City, N.J., and he was a member of
the Holy Name Society at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Moose Lodge, Bradenton Beach, and American Legion
Kirby Stewart Post 24, Bradenton.
Visitation and a wake were held June 15, at Brown
& Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bradenton. Service
was June 16 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach. Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard
Catholic Church Pew Renovation Fund, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or a charity of one's
choice. Condolences may be made online at www.
Mr. McSparran is survived by his wife of 57 years,
Mary Jane; sons Daniel of New London, Conn., and Peter
of Buckeye, Ariz.; daughters Maureen Ruby of Madison,
Conn., Mary Ellen Krom of Bristol, Conn., Jacqueline
Cirillo of Overland Park, Kan.; and Kathleen Mendonca,
and Theresa McSparran, both of Madison, Conn.; 22
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Christopher Madden, 52, of Holmes Beach, died
June 9. He was born Nov.12, 1959, in Sarasota.
Mr. Madden graduated Southeast High School,
Bradenton, and earned his barber's license in Sara-
Sister Kelly Madden Warne wrote, "Christopher
was a man of infinite style, from his hats to his cook-
ing. He celebrated every day occasions with flair. He
loved the outdoors, to camp, fish, surf, skateboard,
bike, run, swim, and take part in triathlons. He was
l quick to smile and talk to
S whomever he would meet,
including cats. Chris loved
to take things apart and
sometimes put them back
together. He looked at the
world in wonder, amazed
to learn new things every
day and find treasures to
share. He loved his family
and friends. They carried
Madden him through in his happi-
est and hardest times.
Family and friends gathered June 18 to remem-
ber Mr. Madden at Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria, where guests brought stories, photos
and a dish of food to share. Memorial donations may
be made to Manatee Glens, 379 Sixth Ave. W., Bra-
Mr. Madden is survived by his father Don,
of Holmes Beach; mother Joy Madden Raynor of
Bonaire, Ga.; brother Patrick Madden of Bradenton;
and sister Kelly Madden Warne of Sarasota.
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COMPUTER: 2GHz WITH keyboard, mouse and
monitor, fresh load of Windows XP, $50. 941-756-
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 office chairs, col-
lectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
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AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to
three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words
or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted
online. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax toll-
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GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
WANTED: TENNIS PLAYERS mornings at private
court. No cost. Call Carol, 941-778-6172.
AMI GENERATIONS ORCHESTRA: Open call,
noon, Thursday, June 21, at Sandpiper club-
house, 2601 Gulf Drive north, Bradenton Beach.
Can arrange private audition, too. All ages wel-
come. Musicians still needed: strings, wood-
winds, brass, etc. Contact Koko Ray Hansen,
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Satur-
day, June 22-23. 224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria.
Rattan bench, like-new trundle bed, generator,
sleeper sofa, full den exercise room, freestanding
cabinets, small appliances, bookcases, etc.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
Donation drop-off, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
ANNUAL GARAGE AND 'art seconds' sale: 9
a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 23. 321 Hardin Ave.,
MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 23.
114 11th St. S., Bradenton Beach, bayside.
THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.
FOUND: BLACK-AND-white male cat, young, not
neutered. Found 57th Street, Holmes Beach. Call
FOUND: RING, 22nd Street and Avenue B, Bra-
denton Beach. Call 970-209-0167.
LOST MEDALLION: COPPER St. Michaels on
beach behind Sunset Cove, Holmes Beach.
Extreme sentimental value, reward offered. 813-
ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes,
certified groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage
drying). Personal service for you and your loved
ones. Free pick up and delivery. Call anytime for
appointments, 941-778-1202. Holmes Beach.
TERRIFIC DOG FOR adoption! 2-year-old lab/
shepherd mix. Handsome, sweet disposition,
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,
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
SEADUCED WATERCRAFT ADVENTURES: Pon-
toon and deck boat rentals from $99, sunset
sailing, $39/person. Tours, nature, Passage Key,
Egmont Key. Yacht tours, Egmont Key and off-
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EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE agent. AMI
Beaches Real Estate. "Old Florida with a
TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team play-
ers for all kitchen positions. Some experience
required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Please come in for an application.
CITY PIER RESTAURANT: Hiring all positions.
See Rockey or David 2-9 p.m. daily. 100 S. Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria. No phone calls please.
FIFTY NEW PROSPECTS check into our resort
on Anna Maria Island every week. Want to show
them property? Call Jim Valente, 941-778-
NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and bou-
tique on Bridge Street. Turning appointments
down daily. Call Amanda, 941-779-6836.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
BABIES, PETS, PLANTS: Responsible, trustwor-
thy, fun and reliable 17-year-old. Own transporta-
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
DOG WALKING SERVICE: $10. Call Jewel, 941-
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our
secure server? Check it out at www.islander.
ASSISTED LIVING HOME: Nine beds, up and
running for 13 years. Turnkey, everything in place,
including staff. Business $200,000 or $400,000
with real estate. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using
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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, 941-
IN-HOME CARE: Two-three days per week.
Appointments, meals, light housekeeping. Excel-
lent Island references. 941-726-8000.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
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779-6638. Leave message.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
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
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Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants,
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.
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car north or south. 941-746-5651.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
MARLI'S CLEANING COMPANY: Professional
cleaning service. Hotel, resort, office cleaning
service. Spotless, efficient, reliable, organized,
STRESSED? ANNA MARIA practitioner offers
reflexology and Indian head massage. Call 941-
545-3307 or 941-567-5543.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkle. 941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your
home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call
TIM'S TOTAL LAWN Care and handyman. Light
hauling, most lawns, $25. Also pressure washing.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
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ISLAND CREAM-PUFF RARE PERICO VILLA
Updated duplex on rare 2BR/2BA with a den and
oversized lot. $559,000. Call garage priced to sell $269,900
Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941- Call Josh Petitt, Realtor, 231-
GULF-FRONT COMPLEX AWESOME SHORTSALE
Pretty Gulf views from light, 6BR/4BA, boat lift and
bright, updated 2BR/2BA dock. Newer construction,
condo. Turnkey furnished, spectacular bayfront. $799,900
priced to sell at $289,000. Call Lori Guerin, 941-773-3415
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, or Carmen Pedota, 941-284-
941-773-3966 2598, Realtors.
PERICO BAYFRONT BAYSHORE GARDENS
Bayfront 3/2 with beautiful 3BR/2BA updated, light and
updates. Easy to see. bright. Fenced yard. A steal at
$317,000. Call Josh Petitt, $109,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
Realtor, 231-330-2083. Broker, 941-773-3966.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handy-
man, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all
trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.
FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access con-
trol. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941 -
Your Listing REALTOR
LISTING ALL TYPES OF
PROPERTIES SINCE 1999
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Great Location 2/2, 1-car garage
1,300 sf half duplex, $350,000 each
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to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal
CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month
BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941 -
CUSTOM KITCHENS AND baths, additions, win-
dows and door replacement. Call Matt at Pin-
nacle Group, 941-685-6132. Lic#CGC1506518.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
HOLIDAY/VACATION RENTALS: 3BR/2BA private
pool home in northwest Bradenton, 3BR/3BA pri-
vate pool home in Palma Sola, west Bradenton.
No annuals. Call 941-794-1515.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1 BR/1 BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
WANTED: RETAIL STOREFRONT in Bradenton
Beach, 500 sf and up. Bridge street area. 941-
1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT AND 2BR/2BA cottage
annual rentals. Available now. No pets. Call Jessica,
941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate.
WATERFRONT TWO BEDROOM townhouse
with boat slip on Palma Sola Bay. Heated pool,
patio, cable, washer and dryer. Lease six months
plus. $925/month plus utilities. No pets. Call 941 -
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished, views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat
dock, Available seasonal or annual. 818-620-
1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT AND 2BR/2BA cottage,
both annual rentals. Available now. No pets. Call
Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real
PERICO BAY CLUB: Vacation rental, 2BR/2BA,
garage, villa, ground floor. June through Decem-
ber, $1,200/month. January, February, March
2013, $8,100. Book now before it's gone or call
for other options. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real
VACATION HOME: FURNISHED 3BR/2BA, August
to December, flexible. $1,200/month. Minutes to
beach. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate Mart.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
UPSCALE ANNA MARIA! 215 Chilson Ave.
Virtual tour, pop-up floor plan and facts at
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, 309-642-
7370. View virtual tour: www.srqmediaworks2.
PALMA SOLA BAY townhouse: 2BR/2BA, boat
slip, heated pool, all updated. Move-in ready,
$135,000. Realtor, 941-756-1090. Real Estate
REDUCED IRONWOOD CONDO! $49,999.
1 BR/1.5BA. Many upgrades. 55-plus community.
Overlooks golf course. HOA fee, $233/month.
Pet-friendly building, six miles to Anna Maria
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Hous-
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limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention
to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination
Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is
in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call
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I Benedictine monk
11 Initial request?
15 One of three in
19 Lunchtime errand
20 Have an ___ grind
21 What a koala really
23 *Ready for the
25 *Makeshift swing
27 Pennsylvania city or
30 Hockey feint
31 Call from a crow's
32 Sit on it
33 Chimera, e g
34 They're seen but not
36 Bit of fallout
40 Ring around the
43 Vessel commanded
by J F K
47 *Brushback pitch
53 Lot to take in
54 Soulful Baker
55 "Yeah, right"
58 ___ Martin Cognac
59 Pickup capacity,
61 Bit to split
64 Wife of Uranus
66 *Animal that gives
birth to identical
72 Don't fess up to
73 Kind of counter
74 "Excalibur" role
75 Protest singer Phil
79 Comical Charlotte
80 South Pacific
82 Silent goodbyes
84 Cry of delight
86 *Saturn and others
90 *Contents of a
93 Heated patch
94 Broken off
95 Maker of watches
96 Signs off on
97 Unlock, poetically
102 Title acquired the
moment someone is
106 7x 6 = 2x2 subj
110 Salon supply
112 Curbside buys
113 *Surfaced, in a
116 *Be repetitive
or what parts of the
answers to the
starred clues do?
118 Lipstick print,
119 Co-worker of Clark
121 It's got chops
122 Like some praises
123 Start to matter?
124 Keeps the nest
125 Narcissus, e g
1 Get riled up
3 World capital that's
also a girl's name
4 Embark (on)
5 "Ben-Hur" novelist
6 Styx song with some
7 Frank with the album
8 Nationals, before
9 Big blast, informally
10 Rock band
11 Diamond stat
12 Party for departing
13 Redgrave of
14 Nursery school,
15 Decide (to)
17 Duke of ___ (noble
Spanish title since
18 Big name in cinemas
26 Lots and plots
29 Hush Puppies
35 Oats, e g
38 Cleared out
39 Recycling holder
42 Nonsense word
43 Antidrug ad, eg ,
44 Half a dovetail joint
45 Shrovetide pancakes
47 "___ openI'
48 Greek water nymph
49 Searched (through)
50 Be a union buster?
52 Repeating part of
57 TripTik, e g
60 "A Midsummer
62 Uplifting piece
63 Spanish wine
65 High conflicts
67 TV scientist Bill
85 No walk in the park 92 Something to try
86 Parks with no
88 South Vietnam's
first president ___
89 Have a crush on, in
91 Responded to, as a
96 Grp that includes
99 Garlicky sauce
101 of God"
102 Certain lens
103 First name in
104 Shakes hands with,
106 Kindergarten stuff
109 Banjo master Fleck
111 Gains maturity
114 Command to a dog
115 23rd in a series
117 Sponge alternative
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68 Gain maturity
69 Grassy plain
70 Add spring to, with
71 "You're talk"
76 Mass neighbor
77 Cookout item
78 Ones you can count
83 Job application fig