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AM pier seeks gated pier parking lot
over the sleigh scuffle.
No surprise, resort
tax collections rise.
Surprise, no bird nest-
ing activity on HB
cell tower. Page 3
BB pier closed, reno-
vation on hold. Page 8
Courts and police
blotter. Pages 12-13
Three city budget
discussions. Pages 16,
HB prepares FEMA
violation notices, con-
siders building code
changes. Page 18
Baseball player from
"pyramid" family looks
to make USA team.
As of July 20, Anna
Maria Island Turtle
Watch was report-
ing 318 documented
turtle nests, 310false
crawls, and 55 hatch-
lings to the sea. Story,
By Rick Catlin
Mario Schoenfelder, who leases the Anna
Maria City Pier and Restaurant from the city,
has a solution for his parking shortage.
Schoenfelder has proposed to install a
gate and charge for parking in the north pier
He proposes that people who visit the pier
restaurant or bait shop get the ticket validated
and pay nothing. Those who park in the lot,
but visit other shops and not the pier, would
have to pay when they depart the lot.
The lease includes designated parking
spaces in the pier parking lot, but Schoen-
felder said enforcement is a difficult issue.
He's said he's willing to cover the cost
of establishing a ticketed parking system if it
ensures his customers can find parking in the
After city commissioners at their July
19 meeting agreed to close public parking
at the vacant lots it owns at the east end of
Pine Avenue, Schoenfelder sent his proposed
solution to commissioners and Mayor Mike
He's asking the commission to determine
if he is allowed to install parking limits under
The Anna Maria City Pier parking lot on Bay Boulevard North serves a limited number of pier
visitors and also provides a stop for the Island Trolley. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
the terms of his lease.
Commissioners have previously agreed
Schoenfelder is entitled to parking, and a sign at
the north pier parking lot says parking is limited
to pier customers.
Schoenfelder said his parking problems
began in earnest after the city "created a tem-
porary beach" next to the city pier earlier this
year. It should have been the city's responsibility
PLEASE SEE PIER PARKING, PAGE 2
BB takes next step to provide cell tower
By Mark Young
Sti'._'liin._ with cell phone reception
issues in Bradenton Beach? City commission-
ers took one more step July 19 toward resolv-
ing communications issues.
Commissioners approved a lease agree-
ment with Ridan Industries II, the company
contracted to install a cellular communications
tower at the public works department.
City attorney Ricinda Perry said the agree-
ment is "not the end all" to the process.
"There is still the land development approval
process where additional conditions can be put
in place," said Perry. "This is basically a skel-
Jimmy Eatrides, of Ridan Industries II and
Omega Communications, said the contract pro-
vides $350,000 up front to the city, with an addi-
tional $40,000 a year if the maximum providers
use the cell tower.
The contract also calls for Ridan Industries
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captured this splash of light and water at Sarasota Bayfront Park-Marina Jack, where the
bronze leaping dolphins are in a public art acquisition, Dolphin Fountain, by artist Steve
Dickey. Glenn wins an Islander "More than a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt, and the photo goes
into a pool of weekly winners vying for the grand prize. For entry information, see page 5.
II to remove all equipment at its expense and
to reclaim the land to its previous appearance
should the agreement end.
An exception, Eatrides said, would be the
"We' 11 be drilling 40 feet down, and if we
were to try and remove it, it would be impos-
sible with the water table," he said.
Eatrides said the surface of the foundation
would be 5 feet below the ground and should
not be an issue for the city, if necessary, to use
the property for other purposes in the future.
Eatrides also said the tower will look like a
flagless flagpole, with antennas concealed inside
Commissioner Gay Breuler motioned to
approve the land lease. Commissioner Ric Gate-
house seconded the motion, which passed 5-0.
In other city matters, commissioners voted
5-0 to spend $14,000 in reserve funding to repair
the 11th Street seawall damaged by Tropical
The city has applied for Federal Emergency
Management Agency funding, but FEMA is a
reimbursement agency, so the city must first pay
for the project.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said the seawall
is a liability for the city.
"If we get another storm and water goes
behind seawalls of adjoining property owners,
we will be liable," he said.
Commissioners also denied a request from
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society for
a $1,000 donation to help move the late base-
ball legend Warren Spahn's home, known as
"Infield," to property on Pine Avenue for a
PLEASE SEE BB CELL TOWER, PAGE 2
2 0 JULY 25, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
May's year-to-year resort tax collections jump 16 percent
By Rick Catlin
If resort tax collections are any indication and
they have been for 15 of the past 16 months expect
tourism to Anna Maria Island and the Bradenton area this
summer to increase by at least 10 percent from 2011.
The resort tax collections division of the Manatee
County Tax Collectors Office reported a 16.1 percent
increase for May 2012 compared with the same month
The collections, which are paid one month in
arrears, are the 5 percent charged on accommodations
of six months or less in Manatee County. Often called
the bed tax or resort tax, it is officially the tourism
Sue Sinquefield, head of the resort tax division,
reported $565,600 was collected in May 2012 against
BB CELL TOWER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Breuler said Bradenton Beach has too much on its
own plate. "I think Anna Maria should look into their
own coffers," she said.
Shaughnessy said it is just the wrong time to ask for
"We' ve cut just about as much as we can," he said. "I
just don't feel this is the time to take $1,000 of taxpayer
money. It's not that we don't want to do it, I just don't
think it's prudent at this time."
Vice Mayor Ed Straight disagreed.
"I think we can swing it," he said. "There are some
things like preserving history that is part of who we are.
I'm going to be in favor of it."
No other commissioner sided with the donation,
however, and a motion to deny the request passed 4-1.
Commissioners, at the meeting, passed special
exception requests for alcohol sales at three motels,
Tradewinds, Tropic Isle and Seaside Inn.
The vote allows the motels to sell beer, wine and
other merchandise to guests.
$487,027 for the same month in 2011.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president
Mary Ann Brockman said the resort tax collections have
been an excellent indicator the past 16 months of how
tourism is faring.
"If the resort tax collected is up from last year, we've
found visitor arrivals that month also will be up, just not
by the same percentage," she said.
"And May is usually a slow month, but not this year,"
she said. Brockman predicted May tourism increased
about 10 percent from 2011, based on the tax collection
and from what accommodation owners, managers and
vacation rental agents have told her.
For May 2012, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key
combined to collect $347,618 in resort tax dollars, or 61.4
percent of the total for the month.
Historically, Sinquefield said, Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key provide about 60 percent of annual resort
In May 2012, unincorporated Manatee County col-
Resort tax collections appear headed toward break-
ing the record of $7.03 million set fiscal year 2010-11,
Through the first eight months of the 2011-12 fiscal
year, resort tax collections already are $5.846 million,
just $1.186 million less than the record.
"And we still have the busy months of June, July and
August to be reported," Brockman said.
Brockman had anticipated summer tourism would be
much better this year than previous years, and a number
of motels and accommodations reported some weeks of
100 percent occupancy in the coming months.
"It's great," said chamber vice president Deb
Wing. "I've had many resorts tell me this will be the
best summer they've ever had, and people are booking
That's good news for the resort tax collections
Revenue from the resort tax goes toward the Bra-
denton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau marketing
budget, the Manatee County Convention Center, the
Crosley Mansion and beach renourishment projects on
Anna Maria Island, along with other county tourism proj-
ects. The county commission and the tourism develop-
ment council oversee the resort tax spending, of which
about 1 percent is dedicated for beach renourishment.
PIER PARKING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
to control parking for beachgoers, he claimed.
Now, he said, he has a "huge parking problem"
because people are parking and using the beach, not the
And he doesn't think the city is helping him find a
credible parking solution.
The lease is a "partnership" between the city and the
tenant, he said, and "both parties help each other to reach
mutual goals. Unfortunately, I am sometimes missing that
kind of spirit in the thinking and actions on the part of
Schoenfelder also said the city has an "obligation to
support the tenant's efforts to run a successful business
and customer parking is an essential part of that."
His company pays the city for its use of the pier and
parking spaces for its customers, and he sees "an obliga-
tion" on the part of the city to make parking available for
The city has the power to write parking regulations
and designate parking spaces, he said, while the city pier
restaurant does not have the same right. Decisions made
by the commission are affecting his business, Schoen-
felder said, but he is limited in finding solutions.
He believes paid parking is his only option.
"This is a formal application to allow us under the
lease to install a gated parking system. If it turns out we
do not need the city's approval to install (the system),
please, let me know. I will immediately start the imple-
mentation of such a system," he said.
Calls to Selby or Commission Chair Chuck Webb
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Empty nest found on cell tower, faux bird OK'd
By Rick Catlin
There's another home in Holmes Beach that can be
called an "empty nest."
An investigation into the Holmes Beach cell tower
by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion found no evidence of fledglings, eggs or any birds
inhabiting an osprey nest.
FWC spokesperson Gary Morse and pilot/officer
Mike Wood flew over the tower July 16 and took photo-
graphs. Nothing they observed or saw later in the photos
suggests ospreys or other birds occupy the nest, although
some birds, including osprey, may perch on the tower
near the nest for a few moments before flying away.
The investigation came after two workers for Crown
Castle Inc., the maintenance company for the tower, hung
a fake bird high on the tower to keep other birds away.
Several residents who live near the tower, including
Tondra Lapossa of 59th Street in Holmes Beach, thought
the workers might have been interfering with an occupied
Lapossa said in the past she's heard fledglings becom-
ing especially vocal around 2-3 a.m. and she's also heard
workers on the tower at those hours. She said she hasn't
heard any workers for several months.
Bird enthusiast John van Zandt observed the two
Crown Castle workers installing the fake bird on the
tower, and was concerned there might be a family of
ospreys in the nest.
But Morse and FWC law enforcement officer Terry
Noll found nothing out of the ordinary in their investiga-
tion of the incident, including the company's permits for
If an active nest is discovered, Crown Castle's permit
allows the company to remove the nest to a suitable nest-
ing platform, said Morse.
He clarified his statement in the July 18 Islander that
if the nest was active and the company had no permit for
the work performed, it might have violated FWC regula-
tions. But Crown Castle has the required permits and the
FWC investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing.
Morse said osprey nesting is not common at this time
of year, and the noise heard by neighbors might have
on a flyover
of the Holmes
tower the past
mined the nest
to be empty,
with no evi-
dence of fledg-
ling birds or
been normal vocalizations from ospreys and other birds
perching on the tower.
The Holmes Beach Police Department last week
talked with Kevin Simmons, the area maintenance man-
ager for Crown Castle, about placement of the faux
HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson said Simmons cooper-
ated with police and indicated he would provide any
additional information requested.
When contacted, Simmons referred questions to the
company's legal department because of the FWC inves-
tigation. He said the company takes pride in caring for
active nests at its towers.
The July 18 story in The Islander about the Holmes
Beach cell tower birds incorrectly identified one of the
FWC investigators. The story should have named FWC
law enforcement officer Terry Noll.
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Aug. 14 primary election's early voting begins Aug. 3
By Mark Young
There are many reasons why someone may want to
cast their vote early. Absentee voter ballots have been
mailed, and early in-person voting for the Aug. 14 pri-
mary election begins Saturday, Aug. 4. Early voting for
the Nov. 6 general election begins Oct. 27.
According to the Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections website, early voting for the primary elections
will continue 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Saturday,
and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Each county has the option to set up polling locations
for early voting. In Manatee County, the only place to
vote early is at the supervisor's office, 600 301 Blvd. W.,
Florida law requires a signed photo identification
card, such as a driver's license to vote.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed
for the primary election is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.
A primary election is for registered party voters to
select a candidate who will advance to the Nov. 6 general
election, and does not include nonpartisan races, such as
local city commission races.
Island polling stations that will open for the Aug. 14
primary election include:
Precinct 91, Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Anna Maria currently has 1,305 registered voters,
including 612 Republicans, 388 Democrats and 305
voters classified as other.
Precinct 92, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
There are 1,590 registered voters in Precinct 92,
including 777 Republicans, 460 Democrats, and 353
voters classified as other.
Precinct 93, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
There are 1,674 registered voters in Precinct 93,
including 744 Republicans, 474 Democrats and 456
voters classified as other.
Precinct 94, Tingley Memorial Library, 112 Second
St. N., Bradenton Beach.
There are 929 registered voters in Bradenton Beach,
including 375 Republicans, 291 Democrats and 263
voters classified as other.
According to the League of Women Voters, the Nov.
6 general election will be one of the longest ballots in
Combined with local, state, federal and presidential
candidates, there are 11 constitutional amendments on
this year's ballot.
For more information, go online to www.votemana-
Yetter a 1-vote winner in Anna Maria commission race
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Commissioner-elect Nancy Yetter was
defeated for a commission seat in November 2011 in her
first effort to gain political office.
For the November 2012 city election, Yetter again
put her hat in the ring and was pleased to learn she won
by a single vote hers.
Yetter along with incumbent Chuck Webb qualified
for the two seats up for election in November. According
to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office,
the two are deemed automatic winners as it is assumed,
lacking any opposition, each would vote for themselves
"Consider it a one-vote win," Yetter said.
She may be a newcomer to the commission, but she's
been involved in the city for several years as a member of
the planning and zoning board and recently as a member
of the new Anna Maria Historical Preservation Commit-
Being a commissioner, however, gives Yetter more
responsibility, she said.
"I am really looking forward to this experience
because I feel we have some very important decisions
coming the next few years," Yetter said.
"I know everyone says we are at a turning point in
the history of the city, but we really are," she said. "What
the commission does the next two years will affect future
generations of residents for quite some time."
At the top of Yetter's list of concerns are the declining
city population and the increase in rental properties.
"Anna Maria is known as old Florida. That's what
attracts people to our little village. But if developers keep
coming in, tearing down the small cottages and putting
up multi-bedroom rentals, how long are we going to keep
our old Florida charm?" she asked.
A decade ago, residents worried there wasn't enough
Nancy Yetter already has a seat at the Anna Maria
dais. Islander Photo Rick Catlin
tourism. \o \," she says, "there are plenty of visitors. I
am all for tourism. It keeps our economy moving, but we
can't forget about the residents and maintaining our ambi-
ance and what brings people here. If the old Florida charm
disappears, so do the visitors. We need a balance."
Yetter supports an initiative by Commissioner Sue-
Lynn and several rental agents to enact "best practices"
- guidelines for agents and renters to prevent and reduce
Yetter is pleased with the make up of the new-in-
November commission and believes she will fit in well.
"We all want to preserve this city for future gen-
erations, preserve historic structures and the old Florida
charm, and balance tourism with our residents," she said.
"The facts tell us we have to move on these issues as fast
as we can."
AMITW embraces record nesting season
By Mark Young
\lotll.r Nature finds a way" was a line made
famous in the 1993 Hollywood movie "Jurassic
Despite Tropical Storm Debby which battered
Anna Maria Island beaches for three days in late June
- destroying an estimated 90 nests, Mother Nature
has found a way.
A record of 244 nests set in the late 1990s has
been shattered. According to Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch and Shorebird Monitoring data, 318 nests were
recorded as of July 20, with more expected.
However, AMITW executive director Suzi Fox
said nesting activity is showing signs of decline. Fox
said the busy nesting season has kept staff and vol-
unteers on their toes and there won't be a lot of time
to take a breath before the record number of nests
TS Debby caused concern in the number of nests
destroyed, but Fox said Mother Nature is taking care
of her own.
"On Anna Maria Island, we have documented
increases in nesting pre- and post-storms," she said.
"We also have seen nests hatch earlier than expected
just prior to a storm, but we did not see that happen
Fox said 139 loggerhead nests have been recorded
"I'm not surprised at the number," she said. "We
have heard that turtles feel pressure drop in storms
very much like human females do when they are with
child. That's why you often see emergency rooms busy
with pregnant women on the eve of a storm."
The previous record of hatchlings produced by
244 nests was 19,315. And hatching has begun. As of
July 20, two nests produced 55 hatchlings to the sea.
AMITW volunteers continue to comb AMI
beaches every morning seeking signs of nesting, but
are now on high alert for signs of hatchling tracks.
Volunteers also are patrolling beaches at night ensur-
ing hatchlings don't get disoriented by lighting visible
on the beach.
Newborn sea turtles follow instincts toward the
sparkle of light on the water at night to guide them to
the Gulf of Mexico. A distraction can quickly result in
disaster and death by dehydration, or send hatchlings
to be run over by cars or eaten by prey.
Fox said now is the most important time for resi-
dents and businesses along Gulf Drive to remember to
shield their lights at night by turning off outside lights
and closing blinds on windows facing the shore.
The city's population declined 17 percent from 2000
to 2010, dropping from 1,814 in 2000 to 1,503 in 2010,
according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
"This is a difficult issue for the commission. We can't
be overwhelmed by tourism," she said.
Anna Maria has problems unique to its location, she
observed, including water on three sides which pro-
duces environmental issues and having great beaches
and a park that people flock to on weekends and holidays.
This strains the city's infrastructure, she said.
"But this is still the greatest little city in America,"
Yetter said. I'm so privileged to live here. I want to keep
it a great and happy city, and being a commissioner, while
not an easy job, is one way I can help keep it great."
Yetter and Webb will be sworn into office Nov. 15,
following the Nov. 6 election at the new commission's
She and husband Mike moved to Anna Maria from
Tampa in 2007 and they reside on Gulf Drive. Mike
Yetter is a former P&Z board member.
Anna Maria City
July 26, 6 p.m., city commission.
July 30, 6 p.m., set tentative millage.
Aug. 7, 2:30 p.m., historical preservation.
*Aug. 8,6:30 p.m., environmental, enhancement and
Aug. 9, 6 p.m., work session.
Aug. 14, 6 p.m., budget work session.
Aug. 21, 6 p.m., tentative budget work session.
Aug. 23, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
July 25, 9:30 a.m., budget work meeting, millage.
July 31, 9 a.m., land development code joint work-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
July 26, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Aug. 14, 7 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 16, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
Aug. 21, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
Aug. 7, county commission.
Aug. 20, 9 a.m., Tourist Development Council at
Holmes Beach City Hall.
Aug. 21, county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
July 19, 6 p.m., district commission.
July 26, 9 a.m., retirement board.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
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The Islander Top Notch photo contest continues this
week. Six weekly winning pictures will be featured on the
cover of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize
winner of $100 from The Islander and other prizes including
framing by Carly Carlson Framing and gift certificates from
Duffy's Tavern, Harry's Continental Kitchens, The Feast,
Hurricane Hanks, Bridge Street Bistro and Mister Robert's
Resortwear. Weekly winners receive a "More Than a Mullet
Wrapper" Islander T-shirt.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest, with the next deadline July 27.
Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pictures
that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid
snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures.
Nothing is overlooked, including kid pics, sentimental
moments and moments of personal triumph. This year
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Only photo cropping is allowed. No retouching,
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Digital entries are encouraged. Send or deliver photo
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You feel it right?
OK. Who doesn't feel their sensibilities under
attack when they see a bird dangling upside-down by
its foot, seemingly snared by a wire at the tallest height
of a cell tower.
It seems like a horrific sight. And who can possibly
reach this bird to rescue and release it? Who can help?
What will be its fate. Is it dead? Who can you call?
Well, the answer to all of the above is "Don't
It seems cell tower companies encourage the use of
dead decoy birds to deter nesting and interference with
cell antennae your cell phone service.
And the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission permits it meaning they issue permits
- for this seemingly insensitive practice.
OK. Maybe in some parts of the country, such as
where Sarah Palin lives, this doesn't bother people.
But on Anna Maria Island, just after the faux bird
was installed, and before the contractor could scramble
down from the 175-foot-tall cell tower moments before
a thunderstorm struck, and before the buckets of rain
began to fall, the phone rang at The Islander, inquiring
about a possible bird "rescue."
So we learn it's not a real bird. It's a deliberate fake
out. It's common practice for cell tower maintenance.
And it's been permitted lacking any nesting activity.
Further, we learn the cell tower operators have author-
ity to move active nests from the tower to a nesting
Wow. These cell tower lobbyists surely work from a
lofty perch to gain exception to all the other protections
for nesting birds and other wildlife.
We think this practice is distasteful in a city setting.
It's offensive to any sensible, caring person and possibly
upsetting to children. Who wants to drive past a dead,
hanging bird or anything else every day? Who
wants to live in that grim shadow?
We say, bring it down. It's just not fitting for Anna
And we also stand behind the Anna Maria Island
Privateers in raising funds to repair the ship/float, and
also to replace its Santa sleigh a boat trailer.
The trailer is now the subject of a lawsuit by former
Privateer, former Holmes Beach police chief Rick
We hope that before it goes much further, the parties
can meet in mediation and come to an amicable resolu-
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I see differently
A couple of years ago, I was talking with my sister
on the phone. We were rejoicing about the many beau-
tiful places we had seen in the world. Her only regret,
she told me, was that age and finances would prevent
her from seeing the Painted Ladies.
Not knowing what she was referring to, I did some
research. Turns out that starting in about 1849 and
lasting through 1907, many beautiful Victorian- and
Edwardian-style homes were built in San Francisco
and other cities in the United States.
The homes have an interesting history but, by
the 1960s, many had been destroyed or were in disre-
pair. Artists and other creative-minded people began
buying what remained of the homes and restoring them
to their original grand status. Many of the rejuvenated
homes were painted brilliant colors and called "Painted
Learning of those wonderful homes and their colors
prompted me to think about the homes being built on
Anna Maria Island. I began to appreciate their beauty
as they paraded down the street in their shades of coral
and peach, lavender and lilac, yellow, pink, aqua, green,
tan, gray and blue.
I call these new homes the "Painted Sisters," and
I embrace their pastels as a reflection of our beautiful
sunsets on Anna Maria Island. I wish others could
share this joy because, to me, these homes really are
Vickie Edwards, Holmes Beach
Toast to Murphy
I would like to thank Sean Murphy of the Beach
Bistro for the opportunity to be a part of his beachfront
A large part of my restaurant career was spent
under his direction. Many members of his cast remain
dedicated to his pursuit of perfection that has been
documented with numerous awards. Being included
in this caliber of company affords great opportunities
to those dedicated and aware of their position.
Murphy is a philanthropist who unconditionally
takes pride in the success of the people who have taken
part in one of the greatest dinner shows in the coun-
try. One of my most important credentials is that I was
I am fortunate and always will be grateful for the
opportunity afforded me at the Beach Bistro.
Adam Ellis, Cortez, owner Blue Marlin, Bradenton
Pool setbacks needed
In reading the July 18 edition of The Islander, I'm
surprised to learn the Holmes Beach City Commission
is drafting an ordinance prohibiting slides and diving
boards in swimming pools.
This is their solution to the noise complaints from a
certain short-term rental duplex on 66th Street? Instead
of taking rights away from law-abiding Holmes Beach
citizens, the city should have enforced the parking
requirements for this 12-bedroom duplex. It doesn't
qualify to be a short-term rental.
As for the pool interference, a minimum 10-foot
setback would help alleviate problems, as would enforc-
ing the commercial-use requirements for buffering and
Judy Holmes Titsworth, Holmes Beach
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By Kathy Prucnell
"I like to work with my hands. I like to take
mental images and turn them into crafts that make
people laugh," says Holmes Beach resident Chas
McMullen, whose hobby is making cork hotplates
Influenced by the "quirky crafts" of the late W.H.
"Snooks" Adams, former Holmes Beach police chief,
McMullen took up cork crafts three years ago. He
found his ideas on the web and started experiment-
"I like to have fun and be creative," he says.
The corks are given to him by his friends at island
restaurants, he says.
He started with turtle trivets, because "they're
fairly easy to cut." He's also makes cats, fish and
And, he won first place in the recycled art contest
at the grand opening of an Anna Maria gallery earlier
"I learned a lot of new dances when I get hot
glue on my fingers," McMullen says deadpan, but
In his home workshop, his tools also include a
jigsaw, butcher's knife and a sander.
Before beginning construction, he considers the
cork's design, shape and insignias. Next, he deter-
mines the angles he wants to cut, depending on the
form he wants to create.
Before retiring in Anna Maria about 15 years
ago, McMullen worked in New York at Tompkins
Cortland Community College, first as an administra-
tor and then as teacher.
He preferred teaching, he says, because it affects
"far more people in a positive way." He's a psychol-
ogy professor emeritus, a Fulbright exchange pro-
fessor in Leeds, England, and a chancellor's award
winner, according to his business card.
McMullen says he's not interested in selling his
cork hotplates unless "it was for a cause." He views
his hobby as something that "keeps me normal."
So he's content to do it in his spare time, as "an
outlet giving him something new to do," and some-
thing to give to his Anna Maria Island friends.
Crafting with corks
Retired psychology professor and Holmes Beach
resident Chas McMullens displays his cork crafts
July 3 at The Islander. He's in his third year of
crafting his hobby. McMullens, who retired to
Anna Maria Island 15 years ago, makes cork
turtles, cats and cartoon characters in his spare
time and gives them to friends. Islander Photo.
Former educator discovers cork craft
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Headlines from the July 24, 2002,
issue of The Islander
Manatee County commissioners unanimously
approved a grant application to the Florida Communities
Trust for $6 million of $8 million needed to purchase
480 acres of wetlands from developer Bill Robinson.
The wetlands along the east side of Perico Bayou and
southwest of the Manatee River were part of the Rob-
inson family's plan for 250 homes, but they elected to
sell the land to the county for a nature preserve.
Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb received
a clean bill of health from the Florida Commission on
Ethics for his vote on the controversial Villa Rosa sub-
division. Attorneys for Villa Rosa alleged Webb had
a conflict of interest because he had represented the
owners when the property was sold to developer GSR
LLC. Webb sought the review by the FCE.
Marine scientists from the Marine Life Center in
Jupiter said the scarcity of turtle nests on Anna Maria
Island likely was not the result of beach renourish-
ment, but rather part of the cycle of turtle reproduc-
tion. A study would be needed to determine if nesting
was in decline. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch had
documented 94 turtle nests, but a normal turtle-nesting
season would see be about 250 nests by mid-June.
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BB pier project, engineer's contract on hold
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
July 19 that the Historic Bridge Street Pier may reopen
sooner than expected.
Earlier this month, the city learned that it may cost up
to $10,000 to fix a broken piling damaged during Tropi-
cal Storm Debby when a boat slammed against it. The
damage forced a pier shutdown.
With the city looking to a pier reconstruction project
in its 2012-13 budget, the consensus was to not spend
repair money when the broken piling would be removed
during that project.
Now, Speciale said, a contractor has come forward
with a proposal to fix the piling for about $2,000. The chief
wanted city commission consensus to move forward with
the repair if a bid matching that amount is submitted.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said he would approve that
amount to get the pier reopened.
"I think we can go for that," said Shaughnessy. "It's
dock was heavily
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probably going to be nine months before we get the pier
project going, and I know the restaurant's business is
hurting. So maybe for a couple of thousand, and if he
can do it right away."
Special said the only other issue for the pier team at
the meeting was the engineering contract for the recon-
struction project, which was on the city commission
agenda later in the day on July 19.
At the commission meeting, the contract was tabled
until Aug. 2.
City attorney Ricinda Perry said there is an unre-
solved contract issue: The contract calls for the city to
remain liable for the cost of the project even if there is
an engineering mistake.
"In my legal opinion, with the potential for liability,
I can't support this," said Perry.
Shaughnessy emphasized that there is only one bid
for the project, but he did not want to put the city in
"I'm not comfortable with that at all," added Commis-
sioner Ric Gatehouse, who said if there is a cap, it should
be for the value of potential damages and nothing less.
Building official Steve Gilbert said any contractor
hired will have his own insurance, and the engineer has
"Nothing in the law prevents them from being sued
personally" if something goes wrong, Gilbert said.
But Perry said the contract does not require the engi-
neer to carry insurance.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh via video chat said just
because the city only received one bid doesn't call for the
city to be "blackmailed."
Shaughnessy said he was uncomfortable making a
"snap decision" without more information.
'The city's in a bad enough position right now," he
said. "I don't feel comfortable with submitting a cap right
now. I don't want to put the city in that position."
Perry said the city has standards in every contract,
including that the city is named as an additional insured
Charles Sago, the engineer of record for the proj-
ect, said the contract he submitted is a standard contract
recommended by his attorney. While he didn't want to
speak without his attorney, Sago said he could not accept
"I do have limited liability insurance, and you could
become a rider on the insurance," he said. "But I never
saw that proposal from your attorney" through the nego-
Sago said he would agree to a certain cap on the
liability, but could not agree to an unlimited time-period
for the pier.
Perry said she would want to see Sago's insurance
coverage before making a recommendation.
Commissioners motioned to table the matter until
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Privateers rally to defend, keep Santa's sleigh
By Kathy Prucnell
From over the bow, "Help Rescue Santa's Sleigh"
is the newest rallying cry from the Anna Maria Island
The Privateers the island crew known for its
scholarship donations, colorful attire and fun parades and
parties is looking to raise money at two Christmas in
The crew needs money to defend a lawsuit filed
earlier this month by former Privateer Richard Maddox,
who claims ownership of the sleigh a modified boat
"To some it may seem like a sleigh is not all that
important," Privateers media liaison Lisa "Lash" Ritchey
stated in a press release July 20.
But when it comes to the Privateers, she continued,
"their Santa Sleigh is used almost as much between
Thanksgiving and New Years as the Skullywag is used
all year long."
A separate fundraising effort has targeted repairs for
the crew's ailing float/boat.
The Privateers' sleigh fundraising effort is the focus
of the first Christmas in July celebration, planned for 3-7
p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Fish Hole Miniature Golf, 115
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Santa will distribute gifts and be on hand for photos.
Pirates will be posted at the sleigh to accept donations
for the campaign.
The second holiday-themed event starts at 6 p.m. at
the Drift In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton. The celebration
features a potluck Christmas dinner and Santa's arrival at
7 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a dish of food
According to the Privateers press release, they are "a
bunch of volunteer pirates and wenches." Privateer events
include W.H. "Snooks" Adams Kids Day, the Christmas
parade and party with Santa, Holmes Beach holiday open
house and the July 4 parade and scholarship program.
The Privateers also help a needy family every Christ-
mas by providing holiday dinners, and a visit from Santa,
who arrives at their home with a sleigh full of gifts.
Maddox filed suit against the nonprofit July 11 seek-
ing the return of a boat trailer he claims to have modified
for use as a "float or ride at parades, festivals and com-
munity functions" and lent to the Privateers.
The suit alleges the trailer Santa's sleigh is
valued at $4,500, and the Privateers either failed or
refused to return it.
The Privateers said, "We have just recently been
served and are working with our attorney Amy Kenyon
of the Kenyon Law Group. We have no comment at this
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time and will make a statement when we are prepared."
AMIP accepts donations sent directly to the organi-
zation, and asks that donors specify the purpose on the
For more information, call 941-238-8974 or go
online at www.amiprivateers.org.
And half-way mark
reached on ship repairs
More than $5,300 has been raised for repairs to the
Anna Maria Island Privateers' boat/float, the Skully-
The Privateers announced last month the Skully-
wag the 60-foot-long boat/float flagship that travels
in parades and to other festivals and events, and usually
parks at the Holmes Beach public works building when
not on a merry-making mission is in need of repairs.
The estimated cost of an overhaul has been raised to
$10,000, according to Lisa "Lash" Ritchey, media liaison
for the nonprofit organization that sponsors area youth
and community events.
"I know how fricken old it is, and $5,000 is a big
part of what's needed," said Privateer MaryAnn "Maz"
Zyla-Smith. The first repairs will be safety-oriented, with
aesthetics secondary, she added.
The recent fundraising for the ship came from $3,150
in proceeds at a June 29 concert in Holmes Beach, includ-
ing sales of Scurvy Dogs, Buck-N-Ear Corn, rum, grog
and other refreshments, and more than $2,200 in dona-
tions to the club, according to Ritchey.
The Privateers are "thrilled with the support" from
the community, and hope to bring the Skullywag in
operation since 2001 back to its original state to last
another 20 years, she said.
Heading up the repairs is incoming Privateers presi-
dent, Larry Ackerman. He said the Skullywag needs a
new motor, a rebuilt transmission, and this work is esti-
mated at $5,000-$6,000.
The vessel's electrical and air-conditioning systems
also need repairs, especially to make it bearable to be in
the cabin, which is now "like a sauna."
"As money comes in, we're thinking we might as
well keep going with repairs," he said, adding that Skul-
lywag's fuel efficiency also needs improving.
Ackerman said people have offered to donate work
"The public has really jumped on board. It's all about
kids and community. And it's making a difference," he
The Skullywag is like a "rolling billboard for Anna
Maria Island," Ackerman said.
Donations for the "Save Our Skullywag" fund can
be made online at www.amiprivateers.org, or mailed to
AMI Privateers, P.O. Box 1238, Holmes Beach FL34218,
with a specific SOS notation.
Privateers name new
The Anna Maria Island Privateers walked the
plank at their July 18 board meeting, and voted in
their 2012-13 slate of officers.
They are president Tim "Hammer" Thompson;
vice president Mary Ann (Maz) "Bootstrap" Zyla-
Smith; secretary Dawn "Twicebaked" McCall; and
treasurer Sue "Cricket" Luzier.
The Privateers a nonprofit group that supports
youth and serves the community promote events
and fund an annual college scholarship program for
Manatee County students.
At an annual July 4 ceremony this year, the Pri-
vateers awarded nearly $20,000 in scholarships to
The Privateers fundraise year-round at various
events, including Thieves Markets and festivals with
50/50 raffles, a pirate soup, grog and other contests
to fund the scholarships.
For more information, go online at www.amipri-
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- and Pam McMillen the featured artist at the Island
Gallery West in August.
Known for her handmade baskets and beach star
bracelets, McMillen recently added chain jewelry to her
The exhibit begins Aug. 1 at the gallery, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, where a cooperative of 25 artists
offer original, affordable fine art, including watercolor,
acrylic, oil and mixed-media paintings, fiber art purses,
baskets, jewelry, scarves, photography, stained glass and
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through
For more information, call 941-778-6648 or go
online at www.islandgallerywest.com.
Cortez museum will feature
Inspired by water and fish, Marty Tupin's abstract
paintings will be exhibited at the Florida Maritime
The exhibit opens with a reception 5:30-7 p.m. Tues-
day, July 24, and runs to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the
museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
Tupin is a local artist and Cortez commercial fisher-
Select pieces will be available in a silent auction for
the duration of the exhibit.
For more information, call FMM curator Amara
Cocilovo at 941-708-6121.
Artist Pam McMillen.
Saturday, July 28
3-7 p.m., "Help Rescue Santa's Sleigh," Anna Maria Island
Privateers, Santa on location, Christmas in July, Fish Hole Minia-
ture Golf, 115 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-238-
5-9 p.m., Bridge Street Night Market, Bradenton Beach,
including BSM-sponsored booth for MoonRacer No Kill Animal
Rescue. Information: 215-906-0668.
6-9 p.m., "Help Rescue Santa's Sleigh," Anna Maria Island
Privateers, Christmas in July party and potluck dinner, Drift In, 120
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-238-8974.
S7 p.m., Santa arrives at "Help Rescue Santa's Sleigh," Anna
Maria Island Privateers, Drift In Christmas in July party, 120 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-238-8974.
Tuesday, July 31
2-5 p.m., Haircuts to benefit Anna Maria Island Art League,
Head Quarters Salon, 5376 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Through Aug. 11, Marty Tupin's abstract art exhibit, Florida
Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W, Cortez. Information: 941-708-
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch
meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Braden-
ton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 7 a.m., weather permitting,
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 248-
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, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.
Happy 60th birthday
Billy Rice welcomes everyone to his birthday celebra-
tion, featuring the Billy Rice Band, 5-9 p.m. Sunday,
July 29, at Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton.
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit
Roser Food Pantry at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and bou-
tiques. Information: 941-896-3132.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
Save the Date
*Aug. 11, Operation American Pride Inc., HonorA Vet Bowling
Bash, AMF Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Fee applies.
*Aug. 19, Island Players Open House, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-704-2153.
*Aug. 25, Manatee County Gator Club Scholarship Fund Kick-
Off Social/Casino Night. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3319.
Sept. 2, Allegro Music Academy, free instrumental concert and
lecture, 241 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-8511.
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.
Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sara-
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projects, a soup ministry, and providing basic living
supplies and more.
Manatee County Sheriff W. Brad Steube, running in
the Aug. 4 Republican primary for re-election, will be
the featured speaker of the next Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island meeting.
The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July
28, at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Steube has been employed at the sheriff's office since
1978, and was elected sheriff in 2007.
He is running in the primary against Republican
challenger William J. Waldron, a retired MCSO detec-
For more information, call Kiwanis organizer Sandy
Haas-Martens at 941-778-7888.
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"We have all ages going, from 11 to 90. Our oldest
member, Bob Rosas, will be celebrating his 90th birth-
day while on this trip," CrossPointe Fellowship sec-
retary Sandy White wrote about the mission trip that
began July 24.
Last week, CrossPointe's vacation Bible school par-
ticipants packed up what White named "love packages"
containing donated supplies toothpaste, toothbrushes,
flip-flops, peanuts, raisins and cards with cheerful mes-
sages from VBS children to be taken with the mission
VBS director and mission team organizer Amy Mod-
derman said the team would be sharing the love packages
with various ministries and "tons of other stuff' with the
people who live in the Dominican Republic slums, often
"We' re going to do a soup ministry for prostitutes on
the streets," Modderman said.
CrossPointe also sent a mission team, which
included Modderman, to the Dominican Republic last
year. In other years, the church mission teams have
gone to Haiti.
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Island police blotter
July 11, 100 Bay Blvd., information. A Manatee
County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a report of
a juvenile spearfishing from the Anna Maria City Pier.
The deputy contacted Florida and Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, which reported the juvenile was
not committing a criminal offense. However, the deputy
determined spearfishing from the pier violates city ordi-
nances and issued a warning.
July 14, 101 S. Bay Blvd., domestic disturbance.
A MCSO deputy responded to a disturbance and found a
male and female engaged in a verbal argument. Accord-
ing to the report, the deputy observed no signs of vio-
lence, and the couple calmed down and left the area.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
July 13, 200 Gulf Drive N., trespass warning. A
Bradenton Beach police officer responded to the Beach-
House Restaurant on a complaint of a female causing
a verbal disturbance. Employees asked the woman to
leave and escorted her outside. According to the police
report, the woman appeared intoxicated. She was slur-
ring her speech as she told officers she was upset that the
bartender did not keep her change after buying a drink.
Police issued the woman a trespass warning, but she said
it didn't matter, as she was just vacationing from the
United Kingdom and "returning to the motherland" the
July 4, 2300 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A
woman reported someone had broken into her vehicle
while she was at Coquina Beach July 4, but she did not
notice the items she had placed under her seat were miss-
ing until a few days later. The complainant valued the
missing items at $500.
July 12,200 Gulf Drive N., theft. A male complain-
ant called BBPD after spotting what he claimed was his
stolen surfboard on another vehicle. Police made contact
with the driver, who showed a $300 receipt for the board
purchase from Craigs list. Since the complainant could not
show any proof of ownership, the man was allowed to keep
the board until more information became available.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
July 11,4000 block of 128th Street West, burglary.
A male complainant reported seeing three male suspects
load and leave with his barbecue grill. The complainant
was returning home at the time and attempted to chase the
suspects, but lost them in traffic. According to a MCSO
report, the theft was captured on video. Two hours later,
the complainant called to report that someone also entered
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July 12, 1504 Suponic Ave., Sarasota, battery. A
48-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for bat-
tery after his girlfriend called police. According to the
probable cause affidavit, the woman left her home to go
to a neighbor's house after she claimed her boyfriend
began harassing her. The report states the man arrived
at the house, walked in and began yelling at the woman.
He then allegedly grabbed the woman by her arms, at
which point the friend intervened by stepping in between
the couple. The two females left the residence to call
law enforcement. He was arrested without incident and
claimed no argument had occurred.
July 14,4500 block of Gulf Drive, animal cruelty. A
woman complainant reported to the Holmes Beach Police
Department that her cat had been tortured. According to
the report, the woman let her cat outdoors July 9 and it did
not return for two days. When it did return, the woman
said the cat was very thin and had an oily substance all
over its fur. Police contacted a Manatee County Animal
Services officer, who looked the cat over and reported
no obvious signs of abuse. The MCAS officer said she
would follow up with the cat owner's veterinarian.
July 15, 1600 block of Holmes Boulevard, suspicious
person. HBPD made contact with a salesman going door
to door, and learned he had no permit. The man was told
he needed a permit. Police contacted the man's supervisor,
who picked him up. The two men left the area.
July 14, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard, distur-
bance. HBPD made contact with a female who said the
male she was with was keeping her awake when all she
wanted to do was to go to sleep. The woman called her
mother to come pick her up.
July 14, 6600 block of Gulf Drive, Resorts 66, sus-
picious incident. A HBPD officer spoke with a property
manager, who said all of the tables and chairs around the
swimming pool had been thrown into the pool sometime
during the night. She also said someone had knocked over
the barbecue grill. She suspected a group of young male
guests who were in the pool that night making excessive
noise, and wanted the incident documented.
July 14, 200 block of 82nd Street, disturbance. A
couple attending a barbecue at the listed address became
involved in a verbal argument over a damaged cell phone.
HBPD responded to the incident and found both people
to be intoxicated. The male took a cab home, while the
female remained at the residence.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
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A 48-year-old Palmetto woman was arrested July
15 in Holmes Beach for allegedly allowing a group of
Underage adults and juveniles to con-
sume alcohol in her presence.
Lisa Frizzell faces a misdemeanor
charge for an alleged open house party.
According to the probable cause
affidavit, Frizzell was renting a unit
Frizzell in the 200 block of 48th Street. Police
found Frizzell in the back of the resi-
dence at a tiki bar consuming alcohol with six adults ages
18-20 and two juveniles.
Police say Frizzell initially refused to cooperate, but
later said, "I was trying to be a good mother and keep
them all in one place ... It is better than them driving."
Frizzell was booked into the Manatee County jail
on $120 bond, which she posted the same day. She is
scheduled for arraignment Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Anna Maria man arrested
for unlicensed callers
Elias Isaac, 36, of 4103 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria,
was arrested July 12 for allegedly employing unlicensed
Telemarketers at Coastal Air Cooling and
Heating, 5620 14th St. W., Bradenton.
SManatee County Sheriff's Office
deputies and inspectors from the Flor-
ida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services were conducting a
Isaac compliance check of Isaac's business
when the unlicensed telemarketers were
observed actively cold calling.
Isaac was arrested and faces a third-degree felony
charge. He was booked into the Manatee County jail on
$1,500 bond. He is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m.
Aug. 10. As of press time, Isaac remained in custody.
According to a probable cause affidavit, one employee
said she was only employed for two days, but admitted
she was engaged in cold calling for the company.
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By Kathy Prucnell
A Sept. 5 hearing date has been set for the sentencing
of a 19-year-old Bradenton man who led law enforcement
on an early morning chase through Cortez following a
rash of burglaries last year.
The sentencing of Charles H. Leonard will include
charges of armed burglary a first-degree felony pun-
ishable by life in prison and lesser
felonies, including burglaries and
motor vehicle thefts stemming from his
December arrest by the Manatee County
Leonard pleaded no contest and
Leonawas convicted June 21 in the 12th Judi-
cial Circuit Court on charges filed in
seven separate cases.
According to assistant state attorney Pam Buha of
the Manatee County office of the state attorney of the
12th Judicial Circuit, Judge Janette Dunnigan ordered
the September hearing after Leonard's attorney advised
of a conflict with a previously scheduled June 27 sentenc-
Buha said the September date allows enough time
for the required notice to victims.
The state initially filed 22 cases against Leonard for
numerous burglaries committed Dec. 19. Fifteen cases
were dropped after Leonard signed a plea agreement in
May. The plea was for a jail sentence with a cap of 22
The early morning chase leading to Leonard's arrest
included MCSO squad cars, a helicopter and K-9 units,
as well as Bradenton and Palmetto police departments.
According to MCSO reports, a handgun was found
inside the vehicle Leonard was seen driving. After his
arrest, he allegedly admitted to stealing the car and other
vehicles and to numerous burglaries.
Leonard is being held in Manatee County jail without
bond on a parole violation for a 2010 conviction for flee-
ing and eluding police in a stolen car, no valid driver's
license and possession of marijuana.
Leonard's sentencing will be held at the Manatee
County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Braden-
THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 25, 2012 0 13
2 hearings planned for Key
Royale Club's ex-bookkeeper
By Kathy Prucnell
A status conference is set to be held three days before
the scheduled sentencing of the ex-Key Royale Club
bookkeeper convicted of embezzling from her former
Holmes Beach employer.
W Assistant public defender Jenni-
fer Fury filed the July 17 notice for a
Shearing, setting the court conference for
Connelly was found guilty May
11 in a scheme to defraud, although
Connelly sentencing before 12th Judicial Circuit
Court Judge Thomas Krug was delayed
to July 27.
The status conference was set for July 24, the same
day the court ordered the return of a pre-sentence inves-
According to the office of the assistant state attorney
assigned to the case, Christopher Nigro, the prosecution
doesn't know why the notice of hearing was filed.
Nigro recently said he expected three to five wit-
nesses to testify at sentencing on behalf of the state -
including victims impacted by the embezzlement. The
hearing also was expected to include friends and family
In a letter filed in the court records July 17, Key
Royale Club member Janet Stokes wrote she regretted
her inability to attend the sentencing, and asked to be
heard by way of the letter, which states, in part:
"Holly came to KRC in February 2005 and was
immediately accepted by the membership as a young
and very willing worker.
"Not only did she work in the office but she also
worked at times as a waitress. I believe I speak for all
when I say we loved her. When Holly told us that she
was going to Haiti to give assistance after the earthquake,
many gave her money, medical supplies or both," the
"When Holly took the money the first time it was
wrong and she knew it. When she again and again took
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money, it became so easy that it continued until she had
taken a staggering amount, a sum in excess of a half-
million dollars," wrote Stokes.
Connelly kept the books for the club, 700 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, between June 2008 and
A Holmes Beach police investigation led to Con-
nelly' s arrest.
The HBPD discovered more than $387,000 in club
funds had been embezzled by Connelly, who wrote a
number checks to herself, then forged and deposited them
into her bank account.
Connelly remains out on a $15,000 bond with elec-
tronic monitoring, home detention and a curfew, accord-
ing to court records.
In a separate child support case against Phillip Daniel
Connelly, Holly Connelly charged him with $1,337 in
child support arrears, a June 18 judgment is sealed by
Also in her letter to the court, Stokes asked that
Connelly's children not be considered in her sentenc-
ing, because "she knew she had children" and didn't care
about them when she took the money. Stokes also recom-
mended a 20-year sentence, "and no time off for good
behavior, but added time for bad behavior."
Connelly faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in
prison on the first-degree felony of defrauding the club.
Krug will preside over the hearing/status conference at
8:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Manatee County Court-
house, Room 6A, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The sentencing hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday,
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Sales shoots video July 27
Islander entertainer Mike Sales will shoot a video
during his performance at the Anna Maria Island Beach
Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Friday, July 27.
He is inviting the audience to participate as extras.
Sales said the first segments would be filmed starting
around 5:30 p.m. More video would be taped around 7
p.m., when Sales will bring his drummer on stage for
The sunset drum circle begins at 8 p.m.
Anyone who wants to appear in the video will be
asked to sign a release before shooting begins.
Sales said he would send anyone who participates an
email including the video at no charge.
Guests are encouraged to participate in the dance
party segment of the film.
The video will be used for Sales' private party pro-
motions and other publicity for his music.
Sales is a regular Friday night performer at the AMI
Beach Cafe, and performs at various venues on Anna
Maria Island and in Sarasota. He plays a free sunset
concert on Wednesdays at Katie Pierola Park, Braden-
ton Beach. He also gained recognition as the 2012 Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce small business of
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly networking business card exchange 5-7
p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Feast Restaurant, 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The next monthly networking luncheon will be
11:30-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Bridge Street
Bistro, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
The cost of the business card exchange is $5, and
members are welcome to bring a guest. Beer, wine and
a cash bar will be available. Reservations are requested,
By Rick Catlin
but not required.
For the monthly luncheon, the cost is $15 and reser-
vations are required. Members are encouraged to bring
a guest to either function.
For more information or to make a reservation, call
941-778-1541 or go online to www.annamariaisland-
August expo vendors
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
a few spaces left for vendors at its 2012 Small Business
Development Expo set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
21, at CrossePointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Vendors do not have to be chamber members to par-
ticipate, said vice president Deb Wing.
Expo speakers Barry Grooms, Michael Magidson
and Michael Kennedy will make presentations to help
small business owners and operators.
Advance reservations are requested. Tickets are $25
in advance or $30 at the door.
For more information or to make a reservation, call
941-778-1541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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upcoming Tampa Bay Rays baseball games.
Chamber vice president Deb Wing said the games
are Saturday, Aug. 4, when the Rays play Baltimore; Sat-
urday, Aug. 25, when the Rays play Oakland; Tuesday,
Sept. 4, when the Rays play the New York Yankees; Satur-
day, Sept. 8, against Texas; Wednesday, Sept. 19, against
Boston, and Saturday, Sept. 22, against Toronto.
To make ticket arrangements, call 941-778-1541.
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Manatee, Longboat rescue teams train for real deal
By Kathy Prucnell
When it's a life on the line, emergency responders
want a rescue to go without a hitch.
To prepare for the worst, the lifeguards/emergency
management technicians of Manatee County Rescue
Division, and the firefighters/paramedics of Longboat
Key Fire Rescue, came together for three days in mid-
July to exchange ideas and train on their newest equip-
ment at Coquina Beach.
"It's a dangerous situation," Longboat Key Fire
Rescue Deputy Chief David Kyle said about marine
emergencies. "You've got to be good at what you do."
Manatee County Rescue Division Joe Westerman,
who led the three-day training, said rip current rescues
are the most dangerous, and those types of rescues are
A rip current is a strong channel of water that flows
seaward near the shore in breaking waves that can pull a
swimmer out to sea.
According to Westerman, rescue calls are cur-
rently at 60 percent over last year for Manatee County
beaches, including Coquina and Manatee Public Beach.
To date this year, Manatee County Rescue lifeguards
have performed 49 water rescues, 30 of which were rip
current rescues. In 2011, there were 51 water rescues, of
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vehicle that carries the emergency medical equipment,
he said. Its purchase was supported by a state emergency
New Jet-Skis, sleds to coordinate patient transfer, life
vests, safety belts, beacons and tethers were successfully
tested in the drill.
Longboat Key's department responds to Anna Maria
Island emergencies as needed as part of the area's mutual
aid system, Kyle said.
Manatee County Rescue Division Capt. Joe Westerman
instructs Longboat Key Fire Rescue firefighters July 18
on life vests at Coquina Beach. The new rescue utility
vehicle carries lifesaving medical equipment.
Coast Guard station
Cortez rescues man
A 66-year-old man was rescued from his fishing
vessel July 16 about 10 miles west of Longboat Key.
Crew aboard the Reel Sexy became concerned with
the man's health when he began having cardiac complica-
They sent out an emergency call, which was relayed
to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Cortez. Station com-
mand dispatched a 25-foot rescue boat to respond.
Coast Guard rescue personnel made contact with the
vessel, removed the 66-year-old man from the craft and
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Anna Maria commissioners eye law enforcement budget
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria commissioners at a budget session July
17 opted to have the mayor negotiate with the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office to find any cost cuts.
City treasurer Diane Percycoe presented the MCSO' s
proposed $698,735 contract for law enforcement services
for 2012-13. The $698,735 is an 8.5 percent increase
from the 2011-12 fiscal year.
In Percycoe's draft budget of $2.259 million, 30 per-
cent is for MCSO services. But Anna Maria taxpayers
are actually paying more than the nearly $700,000 in the
budget to the MCSO, she said.
Percycoe said using the county's current tax rate of
3.894 mills and with 36 percent of the city's ad valorem
taxes going to the county, Anna Maria taxpayers would
pay an estimated $3 million to the MCSO next fiscal year.
And that is a "conservative estimate," she added.
The news caused concern for some commission-
ers, who said they are not questioning the quality of law
enforcement service, just the cost.
"I want to make it clear we are not looking for our
own police department," said Commissioner John Quam.
"We are just looking at the possibilities of negotiating
with the MCSO" to lower costs.
Mayor Mike Selby said he would meet with Sheriff
Brad Steube as soon as possible to discuss potential sav-
ings, including the officer salaries and overtime rates.
Commission Chair Chuck Webb said the city has to
take a "hard look at the contract" in the interests of better
managing city funds.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said he had no doubt
that the $698,000 would eventually be $750,000.
Percycoe's draft budget of $2.259 million uses a mill-
age rate of 2.0 mills, down from the 2.05 millage rate the
city approved for 2011-12.
One mill equals $1 per $1,000 of property value.
A house valued at $500,000, with a $50,000 homestead
exemption bringing the taxable value to $450,000, would
result in $900 in city tax at the proposed rate.
Anna Maria city treasurer Diane Percycoe presents a
draft budget of $2.259 million to commissioners July
17. The proposal includes a tentative millage rate of
2.0 mills. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
The rollback rate the rate needed to generate the
same amount of ad valorem revenue as in 2011-12 is
2.0214, Percycoe said.
That means the proposed millage is a tax decrease.
"Taxable values have increased 1.4 percent over last
year," she said, marking the first time in six years Anna
Maria property values showed a gain.
Percycoe presented a graph showing the city receives
11 percent of the property tax paid by city residents. The
Manatee County school district gets 50 percent and Man-
atee County government gets 36 percent. The remaining
3 percent goes for mosquito control and water manage-
In addition to a rise in property values, there also was
good news with the city's dredging of the Lake LaVista
inlet, which occurs about every 18 months.
Percycoe said Manatee County Commissioner John
Chappie was instrumental in getting the project recatego-
rized, so the city's matching share is reimbursed.
"We no longer have to pay 50 percent," she said.
Commissioners also discussed professional fees paid
this year, particularly for legal services.
Webb noted the city had some major ordinances writ-
ten and a few more need to be formalized.
"They take a lot of effort," said Webb. "I don't like
seeing the bills that high, but until we get through this
cycle, that's just the way it is."
City attorney Jim Dye billed the city $92,000 this
fiscal year, with two months remaining. The budgeted
amount for 2011-12 was $57,100.
Webb asked Percycoe to ask Dye to itemize his
expenses for each city task and separate them in bills.
Percycoe said she's asked Dye to use that format, but it
hasn't yet been done.
Commissioners agreed to hold another work session
at 6 p.m. July 24.
Anna Maria budget dates
6 p.m. Monday, July 30, Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, special meeting to set tentative millage
and rollback rates. After the commission establishes the
tentative millage rate, it may be lowered but it cannot be
6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, budget work session,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, budget work session, if
needed, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, first public hearing,
2012-13 city budget, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, final public hearing,
2012-13 city budget, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
One mill equals $1 per $1,000 of property
An Anna Maria property owner with a home
valued at $500,000 and with homestead exemptions
of $50,000 would pay taxes on $450,000.
At a 2.0 millage rate, the city property tax would
At the present Anna Maria millage rate of 2.05,
the homeowner would pay $922.50.
At the rollback rate of 2.0214 mills the tax rate
that would generate the same amount of ad valorem
revenues as in the 2011-12 budget the homeowner
would pay $909.63.
Tax bills also include millage rates and taxes for
other entities, including the county, sheriff, school
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Bradenton Beach commissioners clash over budget
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach commissioners, seeking to over-
come a $104,000 budget deficit in 2012-13, clashed July
16 at city hall during a second round of budget talks.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh questioned in an email
the process, expressing disappointment at across-the-
board increases in department budgets.
Vosburgh, who has been attending city meetings
via live video from Utah, wrote, "The reason I'm bring-
ing this up is that I'm trying to convince you to see this
budget in a more conservative way and
to look out for our citizens."
Vosburgh continued, "As we are
going through the budget, not one
dime was reduced in any department
... I am very conscientious and take
Vosburgh this job very seriously."
Vosburgh said she has years of
business experience and, "I would not feel that I am doing
my job unless I try to convince all of you that we are
going in the wrong direction if we do not try to balance
Vosburgh's email prompted a response from Com-
missioner Ric Gatehouse, who said her letter contained
inaccuracies and misstatements.
"First, let me say that by calling for budget cuts and
admonishing commission for not finding cuts, while not
identifying any specific line items where (Vosburgh)
could find cuts, is somewhat disingenuous and could be
construed as mere political posturing," Gatehouse said.
Gatehouse said commissioners should cut costs, and
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Vosburgh said she is not criticizing anyone and
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18 0 JULY 25, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
HB commission candidate recommends code changes
By Kathy Prucnell
Judy Holmes Titsworth isn't waiting for the election
to recommend improvements for Holmes Beach. As a
candidate vying for one of two city commission seats in
November, she's working now for change.
To incentivize builders, Titsworth is recommending
changes in setback rules. And to curtail construction of
multi-story duplexes, she is asking the commission to
revisit the one lot, one pool rule.
Both issues are on a city work session agenda July
24 and follow Titsworth's recent letters to the mayor,
commissioners and building department staff.
Titsworth, who owns and operates Shoreline Builders
with husband Steve, said she passed along her sugges-
tions to Mayor Rich Bohnenberger several weeks ago.
One 'uh'-Iliin is for 10-foot side-yard setbacks.
"You can build on the ground or you can go one-half
story up, and only the ground level and one-half story
buildings will get the 10-foot setback," Titsworth said.
She recommends 15-foot setbacks for the third level of
A July 5 memo from public works superintendent
Joe Duennes makes a similar recommendation.
According to Duennes, because the additional 5 feet
in setback is not required until a third floor is added,
coupled with ground-level flood requirements, there is
"building incompatibility when new is built next to exist-
ing or pre-firm structures."
Duennes recommended adding 5 feet to the 10-foot
setbacks for second-floor construction so "residential
communities would show better skyline harmony and
less neighbor intrusions."
"I tend to agree with Joe. Changing the setback at
the second level to 15 feet regardless of whether it's over
parking could be a viable solution in dealing with large
homes shadowing the existing ground-floor cottages,"
At a July 10 city meeting, Titsworth had recom-
mended a "daylight plane" design, similar to "wedding
cake" design principles to prevent the large homes dwarf-
Judy Titsworth examines residential site plans for park-
ing compliance. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
ing those existing at ground level.
Titsworth and others July 10 recommended a land
planner be brought in to review FAR and other proposed
Titsworth's other issue is with pools.
She predicted if a one lot, one pool rule is imposed,
builders will stop constructing the multi-story, multi-unit
resort rentals blamed for the parking, garbage, noise and
The commission considered the rule in May. It was
originally recommended by city attorney Patricia Petruff
and approved by a May 8 vote of commissioners. How-
ever, commissioners reversed themselves at their next
meeting after builders threatened to overload the city with
permits before the rule would go into effect.
Commissioners then said they preferred to address
noise problems with more targeted solutions, such as pro-
hibiting swimming pool diving boards and slides, and
requiring noise insulation, pool equipment inside fences
and 6-foot-tall hedges.
But Titsworth believes the pool problem is tied into
the root of the city's overall problem.
"By not allowing the developer the opportunity of
two pools on one lot, it forces a common element in the
recreation area of the product," she said, referring to one
pool for the two homes.
And, she predicted such a product would not attract
the investors who like the two units, two pools.
\\ lthliti buyers, there are no investors. Without
investors, there goes our problem," she said.
Commissioner Jean Peelen, who headed the focus
group committee that recommended FAR, said July 17
that Titsworth has "good ideas" that "don't have to be in
place of FAR."
She viewed FAR as "the simplest, cleanest way" to
address the city's problems and one that would pose the
"least difficulty to enforce."
Marvin Grossman also is challenging the two
incumbent commissioners, Sandy Haas-Martens and
John Monetti, in the race.
HB to discuss FAR,
other rental solutions
A draft ordinance introducing sweeping changes to
the city's land-development code to address short-term
rental problems will be discussed by Holmes Beach com-
missioners at their July 24 work session.
City attorney Patricia Petruff has penned a draft to
amend the land-development code that proposes:
Adding a maximum floor-area-ratio requirement to
the R-2 zoning district.
Adding a rule limiting residential dwellings in all
zoning districts to one parking space per bedroom.
Establishing 5-foot setbacks for new swimming
pools and decks.
Requiring sound baffling enclosures on pool equip-
Prohibiting installation of slides and diving boards
at residential swimming pools.
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HB commissioners primed for preview of mayor's budget
By Kathy Prucnell
With local property tax revenues declining, Holmes
Beach treasurer Rick Ashley is expected to propose a
reduced city budget July 24 on behalf of Mayor Rich
"There are no big changes," said Ashley, who met
last week individually with commissioners to preview
One reason for the reduced budget $800,000-
$900,000 less than last year is because the current
budget includes a $1.1 million stormwater project, he
said. While that project is nearly complete, $227,905 is
budgeted for other projects aimed at improving drainage
near 34th Street and Sunbow Bay.
Local revenue sources are expected to drop from
$3,778,664 to $3,294,710 and carryover/reserves to drop
from $4,067,027 to $3,742,098, according to the pro-
State revenue sources, which have declined in the
past six years, are expected to rise slightly to $823,046
Neighbors complained to Holmes Beach police about
trusses delivered to a construction site on a Saturday.
The material was strewn in the roadway at 119 Nep-
tune Lane. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
According to preliminary figures, budget changes
include an expected $61,218 decrease in general govern-
ment salaries, and a $31,567 decrease in police depart-
ment retirement contributions.
The proposed budget also reflects a 16.67 percent
increase in employee life and health insurance costs. The
costs are rising $99,450, from $596,420 to $695,870.
Holmes Beach has "never had more than one work
session" before setting the required public hearings in
September for public input, Ashley said.
He said Holmes Beach commissioners generally
haven't wanted "to count pencils" in the process.
"The plan is to have the hearings in September on
the regular meeting dates," he said.
Holmes Beach, like other taxing bodies, must first
set a maximum millage rate.
And, according to support documents for the city's
July 24 meeting, the rate is expected to hold steady at the
1.75 millage rate the city has imposed since 2010.
The millage will be applied to the Manatee County
property assessor's determinations of market value, less
exemptions, and Truth in Millage notices will be sent
to property owners. According to the Manatee County
Property Appraiser's office, the anticipated mail date for
TRIM notices is Aug. 16.
The TRIM notice will provide the time, date and
place for each taxing body "allowing for public input"
into the budget process.
The mail date of the TRIM notice also provides
the period in which property owners may petition for a
property tax assessment adjustment to the county's value
adjustment board. Property owners have 25 days to peti-
tion from the date the TRIM notice is mailed.
By mid-October, the appraiser certifies the tax for
collection by the tax collector.
Ashley is expected to present the mayor's millage
recommendation during the 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24,
meeting of the Holmes Beach commission and the budget
at the work session that follows.
First volley of FEMA violation notices planned
By Kathy Prucnell
First-floor living areas on the ground level of ele-
vated homes are not permitted by the Federal Emergency
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has warned
at recent city meetings that any such use could jeopardize
the city's insurance rating.
And Commissioner Jean Peelen has pointed to online
marketing of game rooms at properties such as a duplex
at 203 69th St. as an indicator of illegal activity.
"I just heard from the mayor that both Island
Real Estate and the owner" of a rental property with
a ground-level game room on 69th Street "will
receive violation notices," Peelen said in a July 20
email to constituents.
"It is way past time for the mayor and the city to get
serious about flagrant violations of the FEMA rules that
could threaten all of our flood insurance," she said.
Enclosed areas at ground level in homes with elevated
living space are only allowed uses for parking vehicles,
storage and building access, according to a memo from
public works superintendent Joe Duennes.
'The storage area may be climate-controlled so long
as the equipment required is not located below base-flood
elevation and added freeboard," Duennes' memo further
Larry Chatt, broker at Island Real Estate and rental
agent for the 69th Street property, recently said the home
was inspected by the city and found to be legal, including
open vents and no air-conditioning on the first level. He
also said he would modify his company's game-room
Chatt has been representing some of the island's
rental agents on commissioner focus groups that made
recommendations on problems relating to rentals.
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Player with island ties on USA Baseball radar
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Baseball fans: Remember John Kilichowski's
This 18-year-old has strong island ties as part of the
Busciglio family pyramid and Island roots that go back to
the early 1950s, when his great-grandparents purchased a
home on Anna Maria Island. John's parents, Debbie and
Bill, met on the island and much of the extended family
now own homes and spend summers here.
The Tampa Jesuit left-handed pitcher has been iden-
tified by USA Baseball as one of the top high school
baseball players in the nation following an arduous two-
Kilichowski and 143 other high school players went
to Cary, N.C., to go through a USAB tryout process that
pared the group to 40 and again, to the top 28 players.
USAB used to pick the Olympic baseball team, but
baseball is no longer an Olympic sport. Still, USAB takes
part in international competitions and the selection pro-
cess is the same.
Kilichowski made a strong case to be included in
this elite group when he fanned five batters and allowed
zero hits in his three innings of work during a June 26
intrasquad tryout game.
The 28 elite players will proceed with USAB to
California Aug. 17, where they will play in both the Los
Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels stadiums. After
a few days of play, USA Baseball will trim the roster
to 20 and that group will travel to Seoul, South Korea,
and Taiwan to represent the USA in the IBAF Junior
AAA/18U World Championships.
When asked how it felt to be identified as one of the
28 best high school players in the country, Kilichowski
He continued, saying, "I can't explain how difficult
the whole process has been, playing all day every day,
having coaches scrutinizing and critiquing every pitch or
movement. Plus being away from my family and living
in a hotel. And then to make the final 28 is just incred-
Kilichowski said his favorite team is the Tampa Bay
Rays and his favorite player being David Price, and went
on to say it was almost surreal, having coaches like Terry
Francona, Jack McKeon, Jack McDowell and others work
with him. The most exciting thing though, he said, was
getting to wear the USA uniform.
It's not just all baseball all the time with Kilichowski.
He is in the AP-plus honors program at Jesuit and has a
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and takes part in a yearly mission trip to Belle Glade, Fa.,
to mentor younger kids.
Each year the family approximately 80-100 Bus-
ciglio family members of which he is part spends July
4 on Anna Maria Island. They have met on the beach for
15 years between Palmetto and Willow avenues to take
an annual and friends and family pyramid picture. And
that photo has frequently been featured in The Islander.
Kilichowski, who has already committed to attend
Vanderbilt University on a baseball scholarship, can reach
90 mph on the radar gun, but his best pitch is his curve-
ball, which he used to strike out Kevin Biggio, son of
longtime Houston Astro great Craig Biggio and a great
hitter in his own right.
Kilichowski said his father spoke to Craig Biggio
after the strikeout, and he told his dad that his son had
never struck out looking at three straight curve balls,
adding that he could easily be a left-handed relief spe-
cialist in the big leagues.
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The 8-10 division is about as close as it can be with
Beach Bistro leading the pack on a 2-1-1 record, while
Lapensee Plumbing, Gettel Toyota and Beach Bums
follow in a three-way tie for second place.
The 11-13 division has Eat Here on top with a 4-0
record, followed by Waterfront Restaurant and Air &
Energy, in a tie for second with 1-3 records.
Air & Energy won its first game of the season July
18 when it defeated Waterfront 8-3. James Whyte led
the way with six goals, while Stephen Whyte and Conal
Cassidy each added a goal in the victory.
Ryan Fellowes scored two goals to lead Waterfront,
which also received one goal from Robbie Fellowes in
Eat Here remained undefeated in the 11-13 divi-
sion with a 5-4 July 16 victory over Waterfront. Sydney
Morrow led the way with three goals, while Nika Ukhur-
gunasvili and Danielle Capparelli each scored one goal
in the victory.
Robbie Fellowes scored two goals to lead Waterfront,
which also received single goals from Morgan Burns and
Ryan Fellowes in the loss.
Beach Bums defeated Gettel Toyota 6-4 during 8-10
division action July 18. Luke Marvin and Ozzie Lonzo
scored two goals apiece to lead the way for Beach Bums,
which also received a goal each from Didier Avila and
Madelyn Rogers in the victory.
Sam Bowers scored two goals and Ava Zink and
Lilah Bowers scored one goal each for Gettel.
The second 8-10 division game of the evening saw
Beach Bistro roll past Lapensee Plumbing by a 10-6
score. Julius Petereit and Jayse Berzowski scored four
goals each, while Thomas Fellowes and Andrew Burgess
each notched single goals in the victory.
Tyler Brewer's five goals and one goal from Chris
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Anglers avoiding sun, heat, get the bite
By Capt. Danny Stasny
With temperatures reaching the mid 90s during the
day, Anna Maria Island fishers need to change techniques
to beat the heat.
By fishing early in the morning or late in the evening,
you still can find the bite without dealing with the gruel-
ing midday sun. You may even find fish will bite better
at these times than during the afternoon hours.
It may take a little extra planning to catch an early
morning bite, but the payoff also can be worthwhile.
Typically, during the summer, inshore species such as
snook, redfish and trout will feed during low light condi-
tions. Slightly cooler water temperatures and the cover
of twilight seem to result in more activity by predatory
As the sun rises higher in the sky and the water heats
up, these predatory fish seek refuge from the heat just
like you by migrating to cooler areas, such as in the
shade of mangroves, under a dock or deeper water. As
these fish move to these areas, they become lethargic and
harder to find.
Later in the day, when the sun is setting and possibly
throughout the night, these fish will move out of their
midday haunts and begin their search for food. Again,
with the cooling of the water and low light, anglers can
find fish on the feed.
So, on your next fishing trip, beat the heat by fish-
ing early morning or late evening. You'll find it's more
comfortable for you and the results will be better, too.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing good
numbers of migratory species caught in the early morn-
ing. Spanish mackerel, juvenile king mackerel, ladyfish,
jack crevalle and blue runners are being caught on small
white jigs or small Clark spoons. These fish are feeding
on small shiners, which is why pier fishers are having
success with small lures.
Pier fishers using live bait are catching gag grouper
up to 19 inches as well as a few keeper mangrove snap-
per. This bite is occurring under the pier, around the pil-
ings. Small shiners, mojarras or shrimp are producing the
Last but not least, pier fishers using chunk or fresh-
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Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says mangrove
snapper and flounder are being caught by pier fishers
using live shiners and shrimp for bait. Using a small split
shot, pier fishers are casting baits under the pier where
these snapper and flounder have taken up residence. Try
using a No. 2 hook with 20-pound fluorocarbon leader
to trick these fish into biting.
Macks also are being caught around the north pier,
most on white or pink speck rigs, although Gotcha plugs
are working, too. If you choose to use a Gotcha plug, the
smallest size is your best bet.
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says mangrove snapper are
still dominating the bite. Pier fishers using live shrimp or
small greenbacks are reeling up limits of snapper with
some fish exceeding 15 inches.
Gag grouper are being caught around the pier in the
same areas as the mangrove snapper. Try fishing either
around the pilings under the pier or around the small rock
piles that are just away from the pier. For the gags, a large
greenback or pinfish will get the job done. Remember,
you' 11 need heavy tackle to stand a chance at landing this
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week," says Medley. "The bipx.l was 37 inches."
Finally, pier fishers in search of a shark encounter are
finding variety around the south pier. Pier fishers using
fresh stingray wings or chunks of fresh bonito are catch-
ing nurse, bull and lemon sharks. The largest was a lemon
shark that measured 9 feet.
Capt. Warren Girle, in between dodging thunder-
storms, is fishing offshore for gag and red grouper. Girle
is using live shiners or pinfish to get a bite, starting in
40 feet of water and moving out until he finds the fish.
Average size of the gag grouper this past week was 26
inches. For the red grouper, 22 inches was the norm. Girle
also is catching plenty of porgies and Key West grunts in
these same areas.
Moving inshore, Girle is stalking redfish in the shal-
low flats of Sarasota Bay. He is following a school of
reds, which have temporarily taken up residence in the
bay. These fish are averaging 20-27 inches and are quite
spooky. For Girle, this isn't a problem. He turns on his
trolling motor and sneaks within casting range of the
Using 3-inch Gulp shrimp, Girle is catching redfish
on just about every cast to this school, and mixed in are
rogue bluefish. As the reds cruise along the flats, the blue-
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SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
Brewer dug the ball out of the corner and dribbled
the length of the court to score the game-tying goal with
9.2 seconds remaining in a 2-2 tie between Lapensee and
Gettel July 16. Ashton Pennel added the other goal for
Sam Bowers and Ava Zink each scored one goal to
lead Gettel in the tie.
Adult flag football
Duffy's Tavern Raiders and Agnelli Pool & Spa Dol-
phins continue to lead the adult coed flag football league
at the Center. Both teams sport perfect 3-0 records, but
that will soon change as they meet at 9 p.m. Wednesday,
Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings and Jessie's Island Store
Jets are tied at 2-1, while Miller Electric Chargers and
Sato Browns follow in the standings at 1-2. Meanwhile,
Slim's Place Titans and Beach to Bay Construction Saints
are still in search of victories.
The July 19 game of the week saw Tyler's edge
Miller 41-40. Both offenses moved the ball up and down
the field, scoring six touchdowns each. The difference in
the game was a safety and 2 points for the Vikings 50
seconds to go in the half.
Chargers quarterback Chuck Bucky lateraled the ball
to Eric Gledhill on an option play. Gledhill, looking to
pass the ball, found nobody open so he spiked it to stop
the clock, but he was in the Charger end zone, resulting
in the safety.
Ryan Moss threw for 179 yards and four touchdown
passes, while adding a 7-yard touchdown run. Jonathan
Moss caught six passes for 75 yards and four touchdowns,
while adding another 41 yards on the ground. Rob Alder-
son caught two passes for 72 yards and a touchdown, and
Brent Moss added five catches for 46 yards and an extra
point to round out the Viking offense.
Jonathan Moss led the defense with three flag pulls
and an interception, while Caleb Roberts also contributed
Bucky completed 19-of-21 passes for 313 yards
and six touchdown passes to lead the Chargers, which
also received a huge game from Gledhill, who caught
10 passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns and a pair
of extra points. Jordan Pritcahrd added seven catches for
127 yards and three touchdowns, while Robert Kasten
finished with three catches for 27 yards, including an
Gledhill also led the defense with five flag pulls,
while Matt Ray finished with four pulls in the loss.
In other center football action last week, Jessie's
opened the July 19 action by defeating Beach to Bay
26-19 behind Matt Piermarni. Piermarini completed 22
of 29 passes for 298 yards and four touchdown passes.
Ian Fetters was his top target, catching 10 passes for 170
yards and a touchdown.
Larry Berkery passed for 128 yards and a touchdown
to lead the Saints, which also received a 45-yard touch-
down run from Shawn Kaleta in the loss.
Duffy's squeaked by Sato 12-7 thanks to an intercep-
tion return for a touchdown by Kevin Gregorich and a
touchdown reception by Dustin Swain. Mike Gillum and
Swain also keyed the victory with interceptions.
The Browns were led by Lexi Braxton's six catches
for 41 yards and an extra point and Nick Sato's two
catches and one touchdown in the loss.
Agnelli remained undefeated with a 46-13 win over
Slim's. FrankAgnelli paced the Dolphins with six catches
for 95 yards, including three touchdown receptions and a
pair of extra-point catches. Brianna Shaughnessy added
three catches for 42 yards and a touchdown in the vic-
Tyler Bekkerus passed for 190 yards and a pair of
touchdowns, while Ben Conlon added five catches for 40
yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Sam "Six-Pack" Samuel and the team of Jerry Dis-
brow and Norm Good were the only teams to make it into
the knock-out round during July 21 horseshoe action at
the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Samuels had
his way with Disbrow and Good as he earned the day's
bil.', inii rights with a 22-16 victory.
The July 18 games had Norm Good as the walker,
proving the old adage, "if you want something done right,
do it yourself." Good rolled past the team of Jerry Dis-
brow and Hank Huyghe by a 21-12 score.
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-
AMICC summer indoor soccer league schedule
July 30 6 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Southern Greens
July 25 6 p.m.
July 25 7 p.m.
July 30 7 p.m.
July 30 8 p.m.
Beach Bistro vs. Gettel Toyota
LaPensee Plumbing vs. Beach Bums
Gettel Toyota vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Waterfront vs. Air & Energy
NFL adult coed flag football schedule
July 25 6 p.m. Vikings vs. Saints
July 25 7 p.m. Browns vs. Jets
July 25 8 p.m. Chargers vs. Titans
July 25 9 p.m. Raiders vs. Dolphins
July 26 6 p.m. Vikings vs. Jets
July 26 7 p.m. Saints vs. Dolphins
July 26 8 p.m. Browns vs. Titans
July 26 9 p.m. Raiders vs. Chargers
AMICC adult coed volleyball schedule
July 31 6 p.m. Lobstah's vs. FL Discount Signs
July 31 7 p.m. Best Buy vs. The Feast
July 31 8 p.m. Best Buy vs. The Feast
Sailing at the center
Sailors at Anna Maria Island Community Center come
to shore after learning sailing maneuvers at the center
specialty camp. Anna Maria Island Community Center
will hold its second summer sailing camp for ages 8
and older 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday, July 30-Aug.
2. The cost is $150 per camper. For more informa-
tion, call Lindsey Weaver at 941-778-1908, ext. 9206.
Islander Courtesy Photo
Evangline \ .Ig." Koch, 97, died July 17. She was
born March 21, 1915, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mrs. Koch taught arts and crafts, sewing and mil-
linery in the Chicago Park District for 23 years.
She moved with her husband, Ralph Byron, in 1972
to Bradenton and enjoyed an active retirement for more
than 40 years.
Mrs. Koch was a longtime member of CrossPointe
Fellowship on Anna Maria Island. As an artist, she
excelled in every medium she pursued, including water-
colors, ceramics, glasswork, enameling, dollmaking,
woodcarving and millinery.
A celebration of life was held July 27 at CrossPointe
Fellowship Church, Holmes Beach.
She is survived by daughters Judith and husband
Marion Duncan of Anna Maria and Dr. Sallie Lau and
husband Russell Bacon of Bradenton; grandchildren
Darcie Duncan of Holmes Beach, Melissa Rack of Knox-
ville, Tenn.,Troy and wife Kris Collins Frystak of Oregon
City, Ore., and Tanya Frystak of Kaneohe, Hawaii; and
great-grandchildren Jade, Caleb and Danae Rack, Kaipo
Kiaaina, Taimane Hallums and Sawyer Frystak.
Island real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
623 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach, a 3,000 sfla
4,390 sfur 3bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built
in 1978 on a 112x105 lot was sold 06/27/12, Tontz to
Vanderploeg for $925,000; list $999,000.
243 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,508 sfla / 2,096
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1963 on a
129x110 lot was sold 06/29/12, Ghidoni to CSG Realty
III LLC for $577,000.
2501 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,728 sfla /
3,298 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1990 on a 50x100
lot was sold 06/28/12, Ervin to Sondreal for $545,000;
209 Archer Way, Anna Maria, a 1,562 sfla / 2,152
sfur 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1970 on a 80x141 lot
was sold 06/29/12, Gardner to Strickland for $420,000;
6700 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,838 sfla
1,898 sfur 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1970 on a 76x105
lot was sold 07/03/12, Leah Marie Enterprises LLC to
6700 Holmes LLC for $400,000.
321 64th St., Unit 8A, Island Walk, Holmes Beach, a
2,001 sfla / 3,176 sfur 3bed/22bath/2car condo with pool
built in 2006 was sold 06/29/12, Pankhurst to Bruno for
$395,000; list $399,000.
6700 Holmes Blvd., Unit B, Beach Breezes, Holmes
Beach, a 900 sfla sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970
was sold 07/05/12, 6700 Holmes LLC to Welch for
404 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,517 sfla / 1,952 sfur
3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1963 on a 100x85 lot was
sold 06/29/12, AK-RBM Inc to Jenson for $332,000; list
5806 Imperiore Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,150 sfla
1,430 sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1969 on a 50x101
lot was sold 06/29/12, Ross to Reiva for $330,000; list
4601 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,190 sfla
2bed/2bath home built in 1953 on a 50x100 lot was sold
06/28/12, Wash to Joy for $330,000; list $359,900.
2310 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 2,260 sfla /
2,740 sfur 3'Icd 3x.aill home built in 1964 on a 100x100
lot was sold 06/28/12, Romberger to Stock for $300,000;
3607 E. Bay Drive, Unit 110, Sandy Pointe, Holmes
Beach, a 980 sfla / 1,040 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1996 was sold 07/03/12, Kotlarek to
Hogestyn for $187,450; list $199,900.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
Community notices, events
Attention community organization representatives:
The Islander welcomes notices of your events and proj-
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photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and
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shows off his
fish, caught on
a live shiner
reports the fish
FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25
fish ride along with them and feed on small baitfish and
shrimp that are spooked by the school. These blues are
averaging 3-5 pounds and put up a worthy fight when
hooked. They may not taste as good as redfish, but their
stamina on the end of your line makes up for it.
Spotted seatrout also are in Girle's sights. Fish up
to 19 inches are being caught on deeper flats around the
Intracoastal Waterway. Don't be surprised to catch some
jack crevalle and ladyfish in these same areas. Live shin-
ers under a popping cork or a 3-inch Gulp shrimp on a
jig head will get the bite.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters
says fishing has been good in spite of the heat and fresh
water flowing in from the Manatee River.
Howard also suggests adjusting fishing patterns to
avoid the heat and yield some excellent catches of inshore
C(, Schilling of Anna Maria caught this nice cobia
while fishing offshore of Anna Maria Island.
Redfish have been active on the moving tides, eating
shiners and small pinfish. At low tide, look for the redfish
in the outside potholes of flats and, as the tide flows in,
move closer to the mangroves as the fish seek shade under
Looking forward, Howard predicts this week will
provide some excellent fishing opportunities as the tides
will produce big water movement.
He says, "The key to a successful fishing trip is to be
at your spot when the tide is moving and have a live well
full of shiners to chum the fish into a feeding frenzy."
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SHOP TOOLS: BAND saw, $100, three work-
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ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
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ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
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AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
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needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
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Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
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ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
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ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Sat-
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artist supplies for painting, casting, beading,
quilting, garden supplies, much more. 502 75th
St., Holmes Beach.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays. Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.
Donation drop-off, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday
only. All clothing half-price in July. Closed August.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
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5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 28.
Woodworking shop tools. 308 Magnolia Ave.,
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HUGE GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day,
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Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES on
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TWO SCOOPS: ANNA Maria's favorite ice cream
shoppe and coffee cafe is now hiring part-time
associates. Varied shifts available, must be able
to work nights and weekends. A great place
to work and have a little fun. Looking for a few
friendly people. Food prep experience a plus.
Apply today, Two Scoops, 101 S. Bay Blvd., unit
A-2, Anna Maria.
NAIL TECH NEEDED at new Island spa and bou-
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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.
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863-529-2304, Nicole, 941-320-7981.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
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.
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-
LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat
rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
779-6638. Leave message.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER REPAIR service pro-
vides quality computer repair services to all its
customers. Contact Anthony Mitchell, cell, 941-
592-7714 or home, 941-727-6780.
BUSY BEE CLEANING and senior service:
Reasonable rates and great customer service.
Bonded, 22903238. Contact Carin at home 941-
727-6780, or cell 941-807-4232.
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
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BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
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Centrally located off Cortez Road e 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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Anderson Q Associates Insurance
Your Island Insurance Specialist
Working to save you money
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BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County
and the Island since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized service, call William
Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
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5351 Gull Drive No. 4. Holmes Beach
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
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.
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LISTING ALL TYPES OF
PROPERTIES SINCE 1999 p
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ISLAND LIVING: Oversized home on double lot.
Spacious h-me .vii 2 m- -'-r: r. coses a bonus
room that cO' L '. lr: t:orJae, laundry
room and pan :. plenty of room
for a pool. Wal *I r. :-... ea-h.bay and
trolley. Offere:l .ui nke-y tirnislhec:I. $319,000.
1 BLOCK TO BEACH: A 2bed/2bath charming
Florida home designed and built bv- Ruth Richmond
in Holmes Bea-C' Tih- i[ I r. me offers a 1-car
garage, open p in .-.... :rv..vla ,', large deck,
trellis and greenn:i e, an.:1 sits o:iin large tropical
lots with many mature plants. Room for a pool.
Short Sale. $389,000.
"I've sold all my listings, so if you're
thinking about selling, give me a call."
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SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
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.
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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
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FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential.
Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access con-
trol. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941 -
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1 BR/1BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
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-
BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL, KEY Royale unfur-
nished annual rental. 2BR/2BA with den, pool,
boat lift, two-car garage. Don't miss this gem!
$2,300/month. Credit check required. Available
Sept. 1. 941-730-1086.
RENTAL: RESORT 66. Gulffront timeshare, sleeps
four. Holmes Beach. One week only, July 14-21.
30 percent off. 309-642-7370.
1 BR/1BA ANNUAL RENTAL: No pets, available
now. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M.
Baker Real Estate.
SEASONAL: ADORABLE STUDIO apartment in
Holmes Beach. Available January-April. $1,200/
month. Will email photos. 908-850-6086.
ANNUAL: WATERFRONT, POOL, dock, short
walk to beach. 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA. Call 941-
779-9074 or 703-587-4675. Email: bayrest@
ANNUAL RENTAL: One bedroom in Holmes
Beach. $675/month plus utilities and deposit.
941-778-6541, weekdays and 941-504-344,
PERICO BAY VILLA: Vacation rental. Tennis,
heated pool, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, kayak-
friendly location, $1,200/month, July-November,
$1800, December, $2,800/month, June-April.
Discount for multiple months. Realtor, 941-356-
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 1 BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1 BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
UPSCALE ANNA MARIA! 215 Chilson Ave.
Virtual tour, pop-up floor plan and facts at
REDUCED TO $499,000! ($239/sf) Holmes
Beach home, quality built and priced for quick
sell. Centrally located, three short blocks to sandy
beaches. No reasonable offer refused! Questions,
309-642-7370. View virtual tour: www.srqmedia-
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate.
Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call
941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.
LOT: Commercial and/or residential. Zoned ROR.
In the heart of Anna Maria short walk to Gulf or
bay. Dock included. $ 399,000, without dock,
$349,000. 407 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Owner/
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach.
Excellent investment income. $269,000. By owner,
BAYSHORE GARDENS HOUSE: Updated
4BR/2BA, community pool and marina. $89,900.
Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.
WANT TO BUY property on land contract.
Duplex, condo, house. Anna Maria Island. 765-
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
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"A" TRIP AROUND THE WORLD By Randolph Ross / Edited by Will Shortz
1 European spa site
6 Non fiction
10 Clam (up)
14 French pronoun
17 Historic mission,
18 Borg rival
19 Words before may
21 They're often seen
22 Four stops on "A"
trip around the
26 Three more stops
27 "_ be an honor"
28 Flashes quickly
31 Three Stooges
34 John who is half of
a popular singing
36 Bert, to Ernie
37 Lang from which 8
and 24-Down come
39 Mag mogul with a
41 Bikini part
42 Like many an out
of-towner in Times
44 Sci-fi drug
47 Manual contents
51 It comes and goes
54 Long-running PBS
55 Three more stops
61 Three more stops
63 Three more stops
65 "That's yuckyl"
66 Former senator
67 Speaks, informally
68 11time N B A All
69 Bake, as an egg
72 Works on
74 Tostitos bowl?
76 Channel choker
77 Solo in the movies
79 S A tin exporter
82 Sealing wax
84 Woman in
85 "You're onl"
88 Punjabi princesses
90 Camel group?
92 Like a heckling
93 Sight from Mount
94 Field fare, for short
95 Three more stops
100 Three more stops
102 River through
103 Wrapped (up)
104 Bubbly choice
107 Grammy winner
born in Nigeria
108 Extrema, e g
109 Takeoff points for
many test flights
1 Meadow sound
2 Introduction for
4 Designer Pucci
5 Ruling against a
6 Eschew one's food?
7 Cheese choice
8 Braided bread
9 Home wrecker?
10 Gym wear
12 Singles grp 9
13 Love/hate separator,
14 Honoree in the arts
15 Some city sounds
21 Root in perfumery
23 "But despite it all
24 Thief, slangily
25 Highly rated
30 Six make a fl oz
31 Classic toothpaste
32 Early European
visitor of India
33 Satirical Randy
35 Gain, as consent
38 "Don't play
40 French ladies
43 One clearing one's
45 Piece of gold?
46 Name formerly on
47 Handel bars?
48 The Fonz and
50 "Ach du I"
64 Olympian Apolo
69 Branch of Islam
70 Fedora features
71 Put down
72 Warming periods
73 "I __you one"
75 Maze navigator
79 Score of zippo
80 What Madonna and
Cher are each
83 11-time M L B All
86 Is Born"
87 Christian in France
88 Done over
89 Twisted and turned
91 Blow up, maybe
93 Like pop-ups
company bought by
98 Hollywood clashers
99 P G Wodehouse's
100 E-mail inits
101 Loser to D D E
54 Campaign coffer
57 Kay Jewelers
58 Stored on board
59 Kind of nut
60 European event of
62 Danny of "Do the