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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992). January 5, 2005.
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00428
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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992). January 5, 2005.
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Publication Date: 08-01-2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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AM cell tower ordinance gets approval. Page 4 Manatee County promotes preservation. Page 7 Budget talks result in tax increases and decreases for island cities. Pages 8-9 Pages 10-11 Cortez museum news. Pages 12-13 Island streetmap. Pages 16-17 Pages 18-19 Island police blotter, crimes. Pages 18-19 Fishing heats up around AMI. Page 25 Page 26 Astheworldterns take a shell call. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Pages 18-19 Island happenings Page 7 Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA Babys catch, page 27AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Streetlife VOLUME 20, NO. 39 AUG. 1, 2012 FREE Obituaries AMs rental issues, page 4 Sea turtle nesting by the numbersAs of July 20, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch was reporting 336 documented turtle nests, 329 false crawls, and 55 hatchlings to the sea. Story, page 27. Gidget gets a wave, page 24 PLEASE SEE CONNELLY, PAGE 2Top Notch photo winner, week 4 By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Ex-Key Royale Club bookkeeper Holly Connelly was sentenced July 27 to three years in state prison and 25 years of probation by 12th Circuit Court Judge Thomas Krug for scheming to defraud more than $50,000 from her former employer. She faced a maximum sentence of 30 She pleaded guilty to the charges May 11, and her sentencing was deferred to last weeks hearing, with more than 70 people attending. During the sentencing, Krug ordered the parties to confer on a restitution number. If there is no agreement, he said, a hearing will be held within 60 days to determine Connellys restitution. Choking back tears during her testimony as well as during testimony given by friends and family members, Connelly later showed little emotion when Krug meted out the punishment. Her prison sentence included credit for time served. Connelly was arrested in June 2011, and spent approximately 10 weeks in the Manatee County jail, after Holmes Beach police investigated reports from the Key Royale Club HBPD learned Connelly had been writing checks to herself, and depositing them into her own account between June 2008 and by former HBPD Detective Michael Leonard states $387,181 was embezzled from KRC by Connelly. Reports vary regarding how much was stolen, and Krug estimated Connelly was responsible for between $387,000 and $487,000 in improper transactions. Key Royale Club president Craig HumManatee County Sherdeputies escort Holly Connelly from the courtroom after her sentence was handed down July 27 by the 12th Circuit Judicial Court. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell additional $99,100 in unauthorized debit transactions by Connelly. The number shocks this court, Krug said during sentencing. Frankly its not only the number, but also the time over which the criminality was committed. For a three-year period when Connelly wrote some 370 checks, embezzling $10,000 a month, there had to be a thought process, Krug said. Some leniency, he said, went into his decision, due to testimony that husband Phillip Connelly had abused Connelly and their children. Phillip Connelly was implicated in the embezzlement when, during the investigation, he was observed in one of seven bank video tapes making an ATM withdrawal, according to a KRC member. I think the sentence is fair, said Terry Schaefer, member and past president of the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach, after the sentencing. Also after the hearing, John Gallo, a witattorney, said the sentence was fair. The Gallo family was caretaker for Connellys daughters after her incarceration, and the court also allowed Connelly to reside with the Gallos in Holmes Beach. Our role is to just help make those kids productive, useful members of society, Gallo Damaged Bradenton Beach pier reopensAn employee of Deck Docktors last week repairs the broken piling on the Historic Bridge Street Pier, while city workers repair the railings. The city reopened the pier July 27, one month after it closed due to damage caused when Tropical Storm Debby sent boats anchored nearby against the structure. See more, page 3. Islander Photo: Mark Young The Top Notch photo contest winner for the fourth week is Penny Frick of Bradenton with a burning sunset captured in May at Siesta Key Beach. Frick also a winner from past years wins an Islander More than a Mullet Wrapper T-shirt, and the photo goes into a pool of weekly winners vying for the 2012 grand prize. For entry information, see page 5.

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He also described C onnelly as a good student and housemate, and a very caring and doting mother. T he three C onnelly children are now said to be living with their father. pointing out her good character, work ethic and desire to provide for her children. chaos she created, saying she was even more sorry for the emotional toll her actions caused, and deeply sorry for those whose credibility shed damaged. K RC members said C onnelly initially denied her involvement in the scheme. members is, What happened to the money? F riesen said. Holly Connelly confers with her attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit Court assistant public defender Jennifer Fury, during her sentencing hearing July 27 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, Bradenton. sentencing of Holly Connelly for embezzling more than $400,000 over three years from the Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell Humphreys sought to dispel an issue previously raised at a status conference July 24 about members who were alleged to want to write letters on behalf of Connelly, but feared loss of their club membership. Humphreys said, this is the furthest thing from the truth. We want to attract new members, he said. T he club has 575 members, adding he hadnt heard from one person with that issue. C onnelly was given broad powers, trusted and groomed for the position that included deposit and debit A ccording to club members, the embezzlement nearly resulted in bankruptcy for the club, and the need to raise dues. M any of us tried to help her in many ways, Schaefer said. Weve always been a very caring club, and would have made every effort to help her had she asked. Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Thomas Krug presides over a sentencing hearing of Holly Connelly July 27 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, Bradenton.

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 3 Lobstahs Got Buttah? LOBSTAHS Lobstahs Got Buttah? WANTED WANTED I WANT YOU! DONATIONS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED Please, help us repair our ailing ship, The Skallywag. All donations, labor or materials are welcome. www.amiprivateers.org Damaged by Debby, BB pier reopensBy Mark Young Islander Reporter June 25 when T ropical Storm Debby shut down the Historic Bridge Street Pier. O ne month to the day, after a half-dozen boats broke loose from their moorings and smashed into the pier, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale announced repairs were completed. The pier reopened July 27. I n early July, Bradenton Beach commissioners opted to keep the pier closed after they learned repairs could cost as much as $10,000. With a pier reconstruction project planned for 2012-13, commissioners said it wasnt appropriate to spend $10,000 to repair what would soon be replaced. Speciale said July 19 that a company, D eck D ocktors, offered to repair the piling for $2,500. With the reconstruction project an estimated nine months away, commissioners approved work at the lower cost. Speciale and M ayor John Shaughnessy noted that operators of R otten R alphs R estaurant, located on the pier, were concerned over lost business due to the piers closure. With a lower than expected repair cost, Shaughnessy said it was worth the payment to get the pier reopened to the public. T hat was good news to R otten R alphs manager Ken Davis. ing, said Davis prior to the pier reopening July 27, who although the restaurant had remained opened. not a lot of our business, but there always are a few people who come in and get something to eat or want something cold to drink. T he restaurant was losing about $1,000 a day and Davis said the bait shop, which shares revenue with the restaurant, also felt the impact. I dont have exact numbers, but Im comfortable in saying that weve lost about two-thirds of our bait shop business, he said. Weve made the best out of what we have, so I hope the pier reopening will get us back on track. A concrete piling, broken during Tropical Storm Debby after boats slammed against the Historic Bridge Street Pier, is repaired, allowing the pier to reopen. Islander Photo: Mark Young Holmes Beach to donate surplus truckBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Holmes Beach P olice C hief Jay R omine announced the departments intention to donate a used truck to Roatan police at a July 24 meeting of city commissioners. R oatan is the largest of the Honduras Bay islands, and a city that bears the islands name also is located on the 37-mile island, off the northern coast of Honduras. I t would be good PR for us and it helps out people in need, Romine said. City treasurer Rick Ashley said public works usua new truck in the 2012-13 budget. So where did HB PD get the idea for the dona tion? Im the one who started it, said HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson. While on a recent cruise vacation, Stephenson stopped at a port in R oatan. He was looking at T -shirts and hats when he met a local R otary C lub member, who explained the club takes care of the R oatan police department. Stephenson also learned it was really lacking in vehicle. T he F ord F -150 has approximately 80,000 miles, and is in need of some repairs, he said. Years ago. they had bought police cars somewhere in the Southwest, and they are in desperate need of one now, he said of Roatans need. So Stephenson contacted the R otary C lub of Anna Maria Island, and he now says repairs and shipping arrangements between the two clubs are being arranged. I think its really cool that we can provide help Stephenson said.

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4 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER East Bay Drive walk MPOs No. 3 priority The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization released its priority list for enhancement projects July 23 and No. 3 on its list is a boardwalk and pathway for East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. No. 6 on the project list is an enhanced trail system for bicycles and pedestrians within the Perico Preserve. The Bay Drive project calls for a 10-foot-wide shell pathway for 850 feet, with an elevated 450-foot-long boardwalk to the north terminus of A venue C and would improve access for golf cart drivers, as well as for pedestrians entering Grassy Point Preserve. D ave Hutchinson of the MPO cautioned that this is a priority list for the F lorida D epartment of T ransportation. The DOT decides which projects will be in its 2013-14 These projects are a long way from being funded, he said. T he Bay D rive boardwalk, including the elevated portion near A venue C has been discussed by Holmes it to the priority list in previous years. Hutchinson said as the top one or two projects are funded, the remaining projects move up on the priority list. He said he couldnt speculate on when the Bay D rive boardwalk would reach No. 1 on the list.EEEC chair shows interest in commission seat Billy Malfese, head of the Anna Maria Environmental E ducation and E nhancement C ommittee, is expressing interest in being appointed to a seat on the Anna Maria City Commission following the November city election. Malfese originally planned to run for a commis sion seat in the election, but discovered he had not recently informed Mayor Mike Selby by letter of his interest. Former Commissioner Gene Aubry also has indicated an interest in the seat. T he vacant seat is expected after one member is elected by his or her fellow commissioners to be deputy mayor, and then will step into the vacancy for mayor created when no one stepped up to run for that seat in November.Anna Maria deals with ongoing rental issuesAM cell tower ordinance passes, application readyAnna Maria city attorney Jim Dye, right, and cell tower consultant Rusty Monroe discuss the latest nance. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria has a new cell tower ordinance, replac ing the one passed in 2003. The 2012 ordinance passed 4-0 at the commissions July 26 meeting after more than seven months of preparation by city attorney Jim Dye, Mayor Mike Selby and consultant R usty M onroe of the C enter for M unicipal Solutions and a number of public hearings on the ordinance. C ommission C hair C huck Webb was absent from the meeting. A major difference from the old ordinance to the new is that new technology in the cell tower and cell phone industry has occurred since 2003. Monroe said a key factor for the applicant is to protower height. T hey have to show what height is needed for the tower to work best, Monroe said. Monroe and his staff will review all applications. T he A nna M aria I sland C ommunity C enter has an application from a cell tower builder to install a tower at the center. Questions about the height of the proposed tower, the cell phone carriers that would use the tower, the fall space for the tower, anticipated revenue and how it would be shared, and what the tower would look like should all be answered when M onroe and the CM S review the centers application. M onroe took time to thank D ye and M ayor M ike Selby for their assistance. He said in all the time hes worked on these ordinances, hes never had such cooperation as he received from Anna Maria. That brought a round of applause from the gallery. ing of an ordinance that would clarify language in a The ordinance review committee of Garrett, plancial Bob Welch and others spent months reviewing city ordinances. Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick suggested the ordiconstruction, while G arrett suggested commissioners might want to consider further limiting lot coverage. He also suggested commissioners look at the use of a sandA lthough the mix does track dirt into a house, G arrett said it drains water much better than a concrete driveway. of the charter review committee, and renewed an apology for omitting T om Aposporos, who chaired the 2003 and 2008 charter review committees. Selby said he thought Aposporos lived on Longboat Key. He is the executive director of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce and resides in Anna Maria. I ve already spoken to T om and apologized, and hes agreed to come to the meetings as a consultant, he said. Commissioner SueLynn said she would prefer a committee with A posporos as a member and voted against the motion to approve Lou A nn C ollins, T om Breiter, Howard P ayne, Larry M ercadante and Jim Bennington as committee members. The motion to approve Selbys recommended members passed 3-1. C ommissioners will next meet at 6 p.m. T hursday, Aug. 9, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. This couple with a Georgia license tag unload their car July 27 at a vacation rental at 508 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. City commissioners are now looking at ways to control parking at vacation rental properties. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria commissioners heard a litany of complaints about parking, rowdy tenants and excess noise at rental homes, and apparent over-crowding at some accommodations. While the issues may seem repetitive in recent years as well as in neighboring Holmes Beach, this was the July 26 Anna Maria commission meeting. C ommissioner SueLynn said some residents have asked for a no-parking sign at their property to prevent visitors from parking in their driveway. O ther commissioners, however, were reluctant to Once one person gets a no-parking sign, then everybody wants one, said vice chair D ale Woodland, who chaired the meeting in the absence of C ommission C hair Chuck Webb. homeowners, and commissioners agreed to discuss the issue further at their Aug. 9 work session. SueLynn also noted shes received several complaints about excess noise associated with swimming pools and to keep the noise level down. Quam said hes been disturbed by noise at a vacation rental pool on several occasions. P eople think theyre at a hotel and have no respect for others living nearby, he said. C ommissioners agreed to again discuss pool signage at their Aug. 9 meeting. SueLynn also said shed like the commission to conT he F ederal E mergency M anagement A gency allows new homes to have ground-level access, parking and stor age. D uring her tenure as mayor from 2002-06, commis sioners amended the building code to allow enclosure of the ground level on elevated homes. U nfortunately, SueLynn said, thats made it too easy for builders to change the storage rooms and garages into bedrooms. ble, she said. Gerry Rathvon would have to check all elevated homes for compliance. Woodland disagreed with limiting enclosure of the storage, and an enclosed garage keeps a vehicle from excess exposure to salt air and wind, he said. SueLynn also asked if there was a need in the city to reduce the size of houses. She noted that Holmes Beach limiting the size of a new home. C ommissioner Jo A nn M attick, back from summer vacation, said the ratio might be a good way for com munities to reduce the bulk and intensity of houses. City planner Alan Garrett said the subject should be advertised for a future meeting, where the public can attend and comment. SueLynn said also said shes received several complaints about excess vehicles at a rental home on Spring A venue, where she recently counted seven cars. At the same time, SueLynn noted that many people like to complain to her, and then want nothing more to do with the complaint. They just like to vent, she said. Woodland said hed like to see a list from R athvon at each meeting of the number of complaints about rowdy neighbors, noise, excess parking and so forth. I d like to see how we are doing with following through on a complaint, he said. Mayor Mike Selby said Rathvon only works parttime, although city staff helps with paperwork. I m hoping we havent had a lot of complaints, Woodland added. Quam said hes had complaints about late-night par tying along Jacaranda A venue and proposed eliminating some public parking spaces there. SueLynn said two spaces at M agnolia and G ulf drives should be eliminated for safety purposes. Garrett suggested each commissioner make a list of Aug. 9 work session. SueLynn suggested crosswalks be added on P ine A venue, which also was added to the A ug. 9 meeting agenda. SueLynn later said she brings some of the same issues to the commission at every meeting to ensure they dont

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Next Top Notch deadline Aug. 3 for next cover spot If youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. The Islander T op 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 Duffys T avern, Harrys Continental Kitchens, The Feast, Hurricane Hanks, Bridge Street Bistro and Mister Roberts Resortwear. Weekly winners receive a More T han a Mullet Wrapper Islander T -shirt. The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the contest, with the next deadline Aug. 3. T op Notch judging begins with a selection of pictures that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal triumph. This year judges also will be looking for photos in a category of its own: Pets. Firstthrough third-place pet photos will earn special prizes appropriate to the pet from Perks 4 Pets and The Islander. Digital contest entries should be submitted in original camera format via email to topnotch@islander.org or on a non-returnable disc. Only photo cropping is allowed. No retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed. Digital entries are encouraged. Send or deliver photo prints to T op Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Complete rules and entry criteria for the contest are published weekly and online at www.islander.org. Email entries must include only one photo attachthe email text. T here is no limit to the number of weekly entries. Entries need not be repeated weekly. 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6 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts Shari Urbano (All others: news@islander.org) AUG. 1, 2012 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 1,700 users. If you would like to become a fan and join the conversation, we provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander.or g. Opinion Your www.islander.orgSave our shells Ive been visiting Anna Maria Island for more than 40 years, and I accept some of the changes Ive Dont limit access, create opportunity I am writing in response to the article in the July 25 Islander headlined, AM pier seeks gated pier parking lot. I was raised on the island and remember my father ing the local scene play out around the tight corners of the pier as parents and kids cast a line. access, and I encourage the commission to stand against a paid parking system and instead stand for pier access. I appreciate the challenge that leasee Mario Schoenfelder is facing, and we should all do our part to help this business owner be successful. However, if the plan for gated parking goes through, I shudder to think of the Having just returned to the island from Washington, D.C., I am used to paid parking systems. We paid in D.C. to park at the grocery story, doctors, restaurants and work. In the end, these fees amount to a tax. What message does a paid parking lot send to families who drive here for safe entertainment? customers. For pier visitors who already have the money to spend at this great restaurant, a few extra dollars would give them the convenience of curb-side service and also provide jobs. Whatever the solution, please do not limit access to this historic and public treasure. We always will struggle with parking. Lets keep our hearts parked in the right place, too. Nicole Quigley, Holmes Beach observed. Recently, however, Ive been disappointed in people using our beautiful beaches. Ive witnessed in just two weeks, four children around the ages of 6-14, throwing large sea shells at shore birds while their parents watch with no reaction. Do they not care or understand that this can be hurtful? The next day, we saw a group of young teens throwthe sandbar. Ive encountered kids, young adults and adults pulling on the live creatures in conch shells. Ive even found in the water. What is the matter with these people? There once was an abundance of live shells along the waters edge, now I see only a handful. People are taking home some of the live shells from the Gulf of Mexico. Isnt this illegal? Whats wrong with going to a shell store and buying them? Is there some way to educate these people to respect our wildlife? Joyce Merrill, Gillette, N.J. Editors note: In Manatee County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the harvest or possession of more than two shells containing live organisms of any single species is prohibited, not including oysters, hard clam s, sunray venus clams Shell phone? There are likely many deciding factors that go into a decision over whether you want or dont want a cell phone. Maybe you remember the good old days, when the phone hung on a wall in the kitchen and when you picked it up, there was an operator a person on the other end, waiting to hook you up to your party. Yes, the lingo has changed, just like the device. The house phone used to be the only link people had in emergencies. Remember the mom on Lassie, fell in the well? The phone was a lifeline for rural areas and city folk, too. Fast forward, more or less, to the late 1980s and early 1990s, when a big clumsy gadget called a mobile phone came into use. We recall folks on Anna Maria Island pooh-poohing mobile phones, saying only the real estate agents wanted one, so why should the community change, and why build a cell tower for a few? location, Holmes Beach took the lead and a cell tower after much wrangling and a lawsuit was built. I can recall arriving home one day about 12-14 years ago, cell phone in hand, thinking, what the heck am I doing with a phone in my home that goes nowhere and costs as much or more, especially for long distance calls, than my small, portable cell. Bye-bye wall phone. Gone are the days of the Princess phone. No more rotary dial. Hello iPhone. Hello big wide world. Instant information. Billions of apps, awesome photos and video, texting, useful calendars and reminders and Bluetooth technology virtually everything you expect in a laptop computer in the palm of your hand. Now, if only we had the simple technology they use in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where theres no running water, no sewer system and no garbage collection. In the poorest country in the northwest hemisphere, the cell phone system seems to me to be superior to ours. Yes, they have cell towers. But what they lack is the hoopla. Theres little to no competition for providers. No family plan. No text or data plan. Its all pay-as-you-go with the purchase of minutes or time on cards from street vendors. Bye-bye AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile? Maybe not in the near future, but as I like to remind folks, people on Anna Maria Island want progress, they just dont want change. Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 7 10 years agoTemps and Drops on AMIHeadlines from the July 31, 2002, issue of The Islander Date Low High Rainfall July 22 73 94 1.26 July 23 74 89 0 July 24 75 90 0 July 25 82 90 0 July 26 82 90 0 July 27 82 90 0 July 28 77 90 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 89.624-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Denzel Washington as a small-town Florida police only about 4 minutes, delayed by rain, according to a spokesperson for the movie. Washington reportedly on a dock in the bay for the scenes and ate at Banana Cabana restaurant in Bradenton Beach. Other movie reject a recommendation by the charter review committee that employment of a city manager be placed on the November 2002 ballot, committee chair Don Schroder said members would meet to decide whether to proceed with a citizens initiative to force the issue onto the ballot. said about 50 loggerhead turtle hatchlings died one night when they hatched because they headed for the blue lights of a condominium garage rather than the Gulf of Mexico. Volunteers saved a number of hatchlings, she said, but this disproved the theory that blue lights were safe for turtle hatchlings. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! 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The countys approach to historic preservation has come a long way from its inclusion in the land development code in the 1990s. We have established Terra Ceia, Cortez and Slusser said. Also established is the Historic Preservation Board that approves any renovations or changes This volunteer group is trained to review all in the historical zone. Its not as easy as some people might think, she noted, but the committee is not looking to approve Historic preservation procedures will be placed in an ordinance. This allows us to designate sites or buildings as historic without them having to be in a district, she said. Slusser said shes working with Sissy Quinn, chair of Anna Marias historical preservation committee, and has provided Quinn a copy of the countys ordinance, which is still in a draft stage. The No. 1 thing for the (Anna Maria) committee is to establish criteria for the designation of a historic structure, she said. For unincorporated Manatee County, it starts with all structures 50 years of age or older, said Slusser, but that might not be what Anna Maria wants. They should also look at preservation ordinances in St. Petersburg Beach and Gulfport for guidelines, Slusser suggested. These cities are very similar to Anna Maria and a good model for all island cities, she said, although, Thats why Anna Maria shouldnt piggy-back on Manatee Countys ordinance. Past attempts to piggy-back historical preservation ordinances dont work for individual cities, she said. Its been proven that an individual ordinance However, another ordinance can be a template or start. She advised the Anna Maria committee to avoid nit-picking everything in the ordinance. That could go on for some time, she said. Slusser is hoping the county ordinance will be adopted within the next two months. Shes made similar presentations for historic ordinances at other county municipalities, including Holmes Beach, to prevent further loss of historic properties to development. Anna Marias committee already has looked at some model ordinances and city planner Alan Garrett is in the process of writing the ordinance. The next meeting of the Anna Maria Historical Preservation Committee is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Cathy Slusser of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court Historical Resources Department cataloged this photo of the 1912 Cortez Schoolhouse, now preserved and serving the area as the Florida Maritime Museum.

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8 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Proof #1 GET BACK-TO SCHOOL VI SION-READY WITH YOUR ONESTOP EYECARE PHYSICIANS Proof #1 (941) 778-5075 Screen printing Embroidery Promo. GoodsBusiness Literaturealmost anything printed...9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL Right next to Rudys New to the Island, but in business for 7 years. A Hair Day Salon Haircuts ~Perms~Color~Frost~Roller Set Owner/Stylist Faith ~ Stylist Mary Lack of AM quorum forces budget delayBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Maria commissions July 24 budget work session, Commissioners Dale Woodland and John Quam were left with little to do. Everything we talk about tonight well have to discuss again at our budget meeting July 30, Quam said. At the commissions budget meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 30, commissioners plan to set the tentative millage and rollback rates. These rates must be established and submitted before Aug. 1. Quam and Woodland did get some good news. Mayor Mike Selby said on July 24 that after discussions with Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube, the proposed $698,000 contract for 2012-13 law enforcement services has been reduced. Sheriff Steube really went the extra mile for us. The contract is only increasing $26,000, not the proposed $59,000, Selby said. While a $33,000 reduction might not sound like much, its pretty good for a city with proposed budget expenses of $2.259 million, Selby said. However, the mayor added, Steube said the MCSO and city should begin working on next years contract as soon after the 2012-13 budget is adopted. City treasurer Diane Percycoes proposed budget calls for a millage rate of 2.0 mills, a 2.4 percent decrease from the 2.05 millage rate in the 2011-12 budget. The rollback rate the millage rate needed to generate the same amount of revenue in the 2012Percycoes proposed 2.0 millage rate is a 2.44 percent decrease from the current 2.05 rate, and a decline of 1.07 percent from the rollback rate. One mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. At a 2.0 millage rate, an Anna Maria homeowner with a home appraised at $400,000 would pay ad valorem taxes to the city of $800. BB sets tentative tax hikeBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach commissioners July 25 set a tentative millage increase, from 2.1359 to 2.3329, to overcome A millage is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value on a home. The city tax increase would amount to about $85 a year for a home valued at $450,000. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse offered three possiwas initially thought to be $117,000, later thought to be $104,000, and revealed at the July 25 city commission meeting to be $145,479. Gatehouses proposals included a larger tax increase with no money taken from the citys approximately $1 option was a smaller tax raise and to take $50,000 out of the reserve funds. After some debate, commissioners settled on the third option presented by Gatehouse, which is to split the difference on the tax hike and pay the shortfall from the reserve fund. The tentative millage rate can be lowered by commisbut it cannot be raised. This is just a tentative discussion on setting the millage and the key word is tentative, said Mayor John Shaughnessy. City clerk Nora Idso added that Bradenton Beach receives about 10 percent of a homeowners overall property taxes. Some people misunderstand when we talk about Bradenton Beach taxes, said Idso, who noted that most of what people see on their tax bill is for the county and other entities. Thats who gets the majority of the taxes, she said. Shaughnessy said the city could not control the most of peoples rising taxes. We arent to blame for whats going on with the taxes here, he said. Gatehouse said where the money is going is fairly obvious with a drive around the county. Ninety percent of taxpayers property tax goes to various county agencies, he said. I noticed in the last month as I drive around the county the number of facilities that are either new or are being refurbished. Thats our tax dollars at work in the county. That part of the bill has been going up, while ours has remained stable or gone down over the years. Gatehouse said he doesnt like the idea of raising taxes, but the city doesnt have much choice when we police department. We need to take care of the city. Commissioner Gay Breuler said she supports the 50-50 proposal submitted by Gatehouse. If you break it down, its about $7 a month, she said. Thats not a lot to pay to start addressing our infrastructure. Shaughnessy said he wants to protect the taxpayers, but my main purpose is to take care of the city. By taking care of the city, Im taking care of the taxpayers. I cant let the city run down. If things work out better next year, then we can always reduce these taxes again. Gatehouse said the 50-50 proposal was the fairest option. We could probably cover the whole shortfall with reserves, but my problem with that is when the next emergency comes up, we dont have the funds to cover it, he said. At the other end of the scale, I dont want to put the whole tax burden on the city. Gatehouse said the city wouldnt be in this position had a previous commission not spent $350,000 to purchase useless property on Gulf Drive. The property purchase was the result of a settlement for a lawsuit in which the city sought to halt beachfront development on land designated preservation. them why we are in this position, he said. We are in a deep hole and we are trying to dig our way out and do it responsibly. Vice Mayor Ed Straight said he believes the public wants the city to address infrastructure and continue proIdso said she doesnt like to take money out of the citys reserves, but sees the necessity to go along with it for one year. Am I comfortable taking money out of the reserves every year? Absolutely not. Idso said the citizens of Bradenton Beach do not deserve to bear the full burden, so she would be comfortThe citizens didnt get us into this mess, she said. Breuler motioned to approve the millage rate increase with a stipulation that $75,000 would be released from Vosburgh seconded the motion, which passed 5-0. The city will schedule two public hearings on the The 2012-13 budget calls for $2.421 million in expenses with an estimated more than $2.275 million in The proposed millage increase will create an additional $75,000 in property tax revenue, with commissioners agreeing to take $75,000 from reserves to eliminate 2012-13 continue in 3 cities, re districtbudget talks

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The total capital reserve is $4,593,849, up $731,155, or 18 percent. Income breaks down to $5,391,207 in assessments, $6,000 in inspection fees and miscellaneous and $99,500 in reimbursements. The budget includes $30,750 in interest income, a 14 percent reduction from the current budget, according to Price. Were going to be having nice additions to the training station behind Station 2 on Cortez Road, he said. On the expense side, the 2012-13 budget includes $152,750 in workers compensation and $490,500 in health insurance costs, compared to $111,538 and $460,600 respectively in this years budget. For employees, the budget includes a 2 percent costof-living raise and some salary adjustments to ensure The 2012-13 budget proposes a 4.9 percent increase, this year. To fund the 2012-13 budget, West Manatee Fire District commissioners increased the districts assessment roughly $4 per household at a May 17 public hearing. The hike represents a 2.5 percent increase, below this years 3.16 percent assessment cap as determined by Floridas personal income growth factor. Commissioners are expected to approve the budget at the next public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, Bradenton. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter In Holmes Beach, city services and the related costs are expected to remain the same under a proposed 201213 budget presented July 24 to city commissioners. A $7.86 million proposed budget lowered $805,255 from the current $8.67 million budget was presented by treasurer Rick Ashley and the commission unanimously approved a maximum millage rate of 1.75, also on Ashleys recommendation. According to Ashley, the millage rate is slightly lower than this years 1.7553 rollback rate the rate needed to generate the same amount of ad valorem tax revenue as in the 2011-12 budget. vices, said Ashley. not having to budget for both an assistant city treasurer and Ashleys salary, causing a drop of $61,217 in regular salaries in the general government budget. Ashley is retiring at the end of August. The one major reason the net amount decreased is whats being budgeted for stormwater, said Ashley. A $900,000 reduction is the result of a completed stormwater project between 59th to 64th streets, and also in neighborhoods between 72nd and 77th streets, which also was funded in part by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Commissioner Jean Peelen asked whether funds will Street. My understanding is there is preliminary work to go ahead with that, Ashley said. He also said the 2012-13 budget was prepared without any left over stormwater funds. Its possible, but not certain funds will remain after this years stormwater project closes out, said Bohnenberger. If not, he said, funds will be available in the new budget. The new budget includes $227,905 from the citys annual utility assessment, which is restricted to stormwater improvements. No additional employees are budgeted, but a 2 percent cost-of-living increase will be given to employees. Ashley said. Peelen said, I dont see where the raises are, except for the huge increase in public works. Ashley said the raise is calculated into the salary years, public works asked for a new truck. Commissioner John Monetti said hes glad to see the 2 percent increase because he considers the level of staff a bargain. Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said when she rate, and thanked Ashley for his one-on-one budget explanations. She also agreed the staff deserved the raise. Peelen said, Government employees have had as hard a time as has everyone else. I dont think anyone else has raised their salaries in this area at all. employees, but Im just saying its hard times for everybody, she added. Ashley plans to adjust the 2012-13 budget for a carryover of $513,000 in reimbursement funds for this years stormwater project, still to come from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Another budget adjustment will be a $10,000-$12,000 increase in the emergency reserve funds, so the reserves going out at the end of the year will be a little bit more than they are going in, he said. Assistant city treasurer Lori Hill made the calculaby the commission June 12 to take over the treasurers position. to contact him or Hill. Commissioners set public hearings on the budget for 6 p.m. Sept. 11 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. After the public hearings, the millage rate will be added to the Manatee County Property Appraisers millage notices in November.

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10 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Island happenings Look for SALES on the sidewalk with the birds and inside the store! S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! on Selected Items (intersection of gulf and marina) Egmont Key Expedition ~ Day trip to Egmont from Twin Dolphin, Bradenton. 10am-3pm. $49 adults / $39 children Thirsty Thursdays Sunset Cruise departing 6:30 pm from Historic Bridge Street Pier. 2-hour tour. All seats $30 (Bene t for Bridge Street Merchants designated charity). Sail, shop, enjoy the Thirsty specials on Thursdays! 941-780-8010www.islandpearlexcursions.com Available for private charters and excursions for up to 49 guests Summertime Soup cooking class, Annie Silver Community Center, 103rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-962-8835. Maro Lorimers abstract acrylic exhibit, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906. Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121. meetings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. mitting, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600. horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach, Information: 215-906-0668. from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835. 941-896-3132. Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834. Vet Bowling Bash, AMF Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-803-8097. Island Players Open House, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-704-2153. Fund Kick-Off Social/Casino Night. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3319. Save the Date mation: 941-358-8511. of Commerce Lucky 13 Golf Outing for Scholarships, Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-224-1337 or 941-2842523. lowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Classics. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585. val, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085. Send calendar announcements to news@islander. org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone. 3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941.778.0400 Start your Summer with a Vitamin C Facial $60, regular $85. Now thru Aug. 31 ~ Must mention ad when scheduling Visit www.islander.org to order your plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. AMI Art League announces charitable status restored, summer hours, class planstax exempt status and contributions to us are deductible, For more information or to make a donation, call the league at 941-778-2099 or email McGeary at 4arts4ever@gmail.com. The Anna Maria Art League has a new collage class and summer hours. Classy Collage will be offered 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at a Girls Night In at the gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. The cost is $35. Materials are included. The league will be open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays throughout the summer weeks. registration, workshops, playshops, volunteer and membership opportunities. Details on the leagues annual festivals, Winterfest and Springfest, also are available. For more information, call 941-778-2099 during com. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter We have our 501c3 status, said Laura McGeary into the phone July 26 with excitement in her voice, adding, Were already in contact with someone who does grant writing. The beleaguered president of the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, announced the Internal Revenue Service reinstatement, adding that the good news will soon be on the leagues website and letters will be going out to its 200 members. In May, the 22-year-old art league closed its gallery and canceled its summer programs, unable to meet expenses. Many of its board members resigned and According to McGeary, the leagues problems were the general downturn in the economy, rising costs and too few volunteers to staff the leagues two annual festivals. The league learned it had lost its 501c3-Internal Revenue Service eligibility in June 2011 after it learned three After the May closure, McGeary maintained the league was not closed, but on vacation, and began joining with others in the artist community to rekindle a schedule of summer events. In July, Chris Galanopoulos held haircut fundraisers. There also were printmaking classes with Tammy Atkinson and a photography camp with James Corwin Johnson. The league also is planning free photography lectures and a boot camp workshop in August. The league has a history on Anna Maria Island of showcasing local talent, offering art classes, camps and workshops, Winterfest and Springfest art and craft shows, and a scholarship program of art classes for deserving students. In a press release, McGeary said, The Anna Maria Island Art League is pleased to announce we have our Anna Maria Island Art League president Laura Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 11 Island happenings 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today 50% OFF All Citizen watches in stock. 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. SALE $225 Reg. $450 Eco drive perpetual calendar alarm WR100m Local Art by Local Artists Handmade Gifts & Souvenirs Fresh Coffee & Lattes Smoothies Wine and all kinds of yummy goodies. Fresh Coffee & Lattes and all kinds of .com941-778-2711 The Original Silver offers cooking class Tasty chilled soup and a class taught by a nutritional advisor and private chef will soon be on the menu at Annie Silver Community Center. Chef Craig Chasky will present Summertime Soup at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the center, 103rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. The cost for the class, including the meal, is $10. For more information and reservations, call Pat Gentry, 941-962-8835.Needlers meet at Feast The Feast Restaurant will be the August meeting location for the knit-crochet group that moved from the Island Branch Library due to its summer remodeling project. The group will meet at the restaurant 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 2 and Aug 16. The Friends of the Library sponsor the needlecraft group, which offers free advice for enthusiasts. The Feast is located at 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call Carol VanVleet at 941586-1378 or e-mail her at carolvanvleet@gmail.com.Studio exhibit will feature Island painter The natural surroundings of Anna Maria Island as painted by artist Maro Lorimer are on display at the Studio at Gulf and Pine now through the end of August. More than 15 acrylic abstract paintings express the feeling that comes with living on the water, surrounded by tropical vegetation. She has been inspired by the wild access beach paths, and sunrises on Bimini Bay. Lorimer grew up in a small waterfront village in eastern Long Island, graduated from Brown University, and lived for many years in Vail, Colorado where exhibited statewide as a member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. Since moving to Holmes Beach in 1999, her painting focus has turned to collage and acrylics. Lorimer studied mixed-media collage with Judith Nadler and other artists at the Art Center Sarasota. Now working in both collage and acrylics, she paints in her Holmes Beach studio and in the Sarasota studio of Douglas H. Teller. Her paintings won awards in Colorado, Sarasota and at the Anna Maria Island Art League, including a Best of Show in 2007. They are in private collections in Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Florida The Lorimer exhibit can be viewed 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, at the studio, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-1906 or go online at www.studioatgulfandpine.com.AMICCO announces 20th anniversary season The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra performs in the sanctuary of CrossPointe Fellowship in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy From Broadway to opera and holiday music, the 2012-13 Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra is preparing for its 20th anniversary season. The orchestra, founded by Willem Bartelsman in 1992, has grown to attract hundreds of classical musicians and music lovers on Anna Maria Island. A season of concerts will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach with Popular Light Classics featuring selections from Rossini, Vivaldi, Strauss, Verdi, Puccini, Beethoven, Kabalevsky and Khachaturian. AMICCO, will perform the Nov. 11 concert as one of the signature events of Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island artsHOP, an event incorporating a number of art organizations and a variety of the arts on AMI to open the winter-spring season of cultural activities on the island. Also featured at the artsHOP concert will be AMICCOs 2012 Young Artist Solo Competition winner Natasha Snyder, violinist, who will perform Vivaldis Winter from the Four Seasons. The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island collaborates with AMICCO for the annual youth competition, conIsland Holidays, the annual winter holiday program will be held Dec. 16, featuring a popular singalong and selections from Handels Messiah and Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker. The 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert will be Feb. 10, including Beethovens Mass in C, as well as other popular Beethoven selections. Opera comes to the island March 24 with Afternoon of Opera, featuring AMICCOs production of the popular Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta, HMS Pinafore. I am confident that with the communitys increased support of AMICCOs 20th anniversary and the enthusiasm of the chorus and orchestra to produce a wonderful season that we will have superb artistic results, said artistic director Alfred Gershfeld in a press release on the upcoming AMICCO schedule. Tickets are $20 per person, and season ticket discounts are available. AMICCO recommends ordering advance tickets by calling 941-778-8585 or go online to www.amicco. org. Tickets also will be available in season at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, in the weeks before the concerts. Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives. Send notices and photographs to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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14 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF THE ISLANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND* CALL 941-778-7978Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes. BB merchants drive forward on valet proposalBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bridge Street Merchants Association continues to drive a goal of improving minimal available parking in Bradenton Beach. BS M members last month scrapped a proposed but a shuttle service, as well as renewed discussion on implementing a valet parking service, resurfaced at a July 19 meeting at Edgewater Real Estate, 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. F ish Hole owner Jake Spooner said he talked to Manatee County Parks and Recreation representatives tion, and they were all for it. Spooner said he asked if the same location could be used for valet parking, but was told no. So valet is off, but we are still able to use it for the jitney, if thats the route we end up going. Last month, merchants decided $6,000 to purchase a street-legal golf cart was not going to be feasible on top of expensive insurance and staffing. However, merchants arent going to give up just yet, in case a proposed valet parking system for Bridge Street falls through. The valet service isnt likely to falter, according to Bridge Street Bistro owner Bill Herlihy. He has a valet proposal approved by the city, but it was put on hold because the route to enter and park cars at the bistro property became an issue for the owner of his leased business. Herlihy said he hopes to have a new proposal before the city commission within 90 days. Costs to run the valet service will be about $2,300 a month. Herlihy was planning on paying for the ser vice, but other merchants have agreed to cover half the costs. T he valet service would be free to Bridge Street customers. I dont think it would take a lot to change the Herlihy has invested $3,500 in the planning and engineering study for the valet service. I need to get it on the commission agenda, get with he said. Street, into the municipal parking lot to unload and then to an empty lot on Bridge Street to park. But we have to have a drop-off and pick-up location, said Herlihy. T hats something we need to decide. He said he would like to see the valet service oper ating by Christmas. C onsistency is the most important thing with such a service, even if it runs during slower business times, so people know this is just a part of what we offer here, said Herlihy. With other merchants agreeing to share costs for valet service, members discussed a payment formula. M embers tentatively agreed to base a formula on in retail stores. I n other BS M business, members discussed raising money for a landscape project in the two Bridge Street roundabouts. Also, BSM president Julie Kirkwood said the July 19 Thirsty Thursday Island Pearl sunset cruise booked 14 people for its maiden voyage. The Island Pearl used the Bridgetender Restaurant dock while the Historic Bridge Street P ier was closed due to T ropical Storm Debby damage. The Pearl sets sail from the Bridgetender at 6 p.m. T hursdays and returns to Bridge Street at 8 p.m., where customers can enjoy extended business hours. A portion of the proceeds goes to the BS M and tickets are available from any Bridge Street business or by calling the Island Pearl at 941-780-8010. A dam Jenkins of E dgewater R eal E state said the next two meetings should focus on increasing merchant involvement, as well as new ideas for events. I d like everybody to brainstorm about events you would like to see on Bridge Street, he said. Once we dent we could do something like Bayfest here. Id like to see a big push for this meeting and the next to focus on Bridge Street as a whole and motivate the entire street. Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas in JulyThe Anna Maria Island Privateers took their pleas for funding for a new Santa Sleigh to Bradenton Beach at a fundraising party at the Drift In, 120 Bridge St., July 28, including visits with Santa aboard the sleigh, a potluck dinner, of fun. Islander Photo: Courtesy Wayne Wolverine Collins

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 15 New T-end docks nearly ready, city to hike user feesHolmes Beach police hear increased noise complaintsHB commission continues talks on problem issues Similarly, a $425 license fee was charged to Sunrise Basin dock users after the city replaced docks between Bayview Drive and 28th Street in 2006. The city imposed the fee based on a cost deprecia tion calculation over the life of the docks, according to city treasurer Rick Ashley. He said similar costs are involved in the current project. By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter F or Holmes Beach boat owners looking forward to new and improved docks, construction is nearly complete at three T -end canals between 72nd and 77th streets in Holmes Beach. A nd next spring for those with existing dock privileges the citys fee for docking rights will go up from $50 to $425. F or those new to the program this year, the $425 fee will be prorated over the remainder of the year. O n the last look, it appeared very close to being done. Theyre on their last one, said building inspecinspections have yet been made. When the dust settles, according to public works superintendent Joe Duennes, 28 new docks, along with the two docks replaced in 2008, will double the avail ability for boat owners to dock at 60 slips off of M arina D rive between 72th and 74th streets, 74th and 75th streets and 75th and 77th streets. U pon the recommendation of D uennes, the $58,760 project was awarded to Wood D ock & Seawall, the lowest bidder, with work to be completed no later than Aug. 3. and 31 mooring pilings to be removed. T he new docks are 20 feet long and 2 1/2-feet wide with 8-inch diameter pilings. C ity clerk Stacey Johnston said the city will license the new docks under a 2008 ordinance, and a new fee will take effect in 2013 for existing dock users. I ts a price not many are balking at, according to city deputy clerk Lori Kee. M any people will think that price is great, she said. T he docks that were replaced were estimated at 20-40 years old. What we did over at Sunrise is exactly what were going to do here, said M ayor R ich Bohnenberger at the start of the project. each T -end, and theres the possibility of other amenities being installed later, Duennes said. Bohnenberger added that future plans may include water, electric and boat lifts. Because boats needed to be relocated for the projT wo wait-lists of boat owners have been established since the city took responsibility for the docks in the names, and the non-priority list has 21, according to Kee. to determine if people on the list want docking privi leges in the new slips. Interested applicants must own an insured and registered 16-foot or larger boat. Susan Lonzo, building department clerk, said, A number of years ago, everyone thought the docks were privately owned because people had it in their deeds. T hat issue was resolved by the city passing laws recognizing dock priority those who have dock rights in their deeds and those who do not after it was deter mined the canals were dedicated to the public, according to Bohnenberger. I n 1995, a city ordinance recognized those owners whose chain of title contains a deed which grants a right to use a boat space in a canal on Marina Drive have a right greater than the general public to use the T -end sections of these canals. Henry Hank Janczewski of 72nd Street in Holmes Beach prepares to move the Hanky Panky before work began at the three T-end canals between 72nd and 77th streets on Marina Drive. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell. Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine speaks to noise complaints July 24 at a city meeting. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Holmes Beach P olice C hief Jay R omine reported 137 noise complaints this year as compared to 50 by this time last year, although, he reminded commissioners, not all complaints are noise ordinance violations. A t the July 24 city meeting, he told commissioners past two months, noise complaints have been trickling down. not ordinance violations, but a result of outdoor conpeople theyre not really doing anything wrong, he said, but to just take it inside. T he most serious of the recent noise complaints involved a party, with a parent who allowed underage drinking. R omine said the parent told police she didnt want the kids drinking and going out. We gave her a place to stay for the night, Romine said, a night in jail. didnt know after they inform them of the citys noise ordinance, he said. He said its a communication breakdown the noise ordinance message is not getting to the renters. R omine suggested improving communications between owners and agencies and their tenants. C ommissioner Jean P eelen asked if police can access prior noise complaints for a residence, and about the departments coordination with the code enforce M ayor R ich Bohnenberger said police forward a cer cannot access the police computer. R omine said officers can call dispatchers for and have seen only two or three repetitive offending properties. ness of the noise complaints and are not downplaying to enforce a subjective noise ordinance. I ts a tough call. T he most important problem is the problem theyre experiencing, Romine said of the complainants. Before his report on the noise complaints, Bohnenberger presented R omine with the 2011 P residents A ward from the F lorida P olice C hiefs A ssociation. R omine also was recognized for his recent appointment to the Florida C riminal Justice Standards and T raining Board. He also presented R omine with the 2011 Jay R omine C rime Stoppers A ward, named in his honor in 2008 by the M anatee C ounty C rime Stoppers, recognizing By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A few builders have been helped out a lot, M arvin G rossman told Holmes Beach city commissioners at their July 24 meeting, and he presented a few examples. Grossman and Judy Holmes T itsworth are chal lenging Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens and John Monetti for their seats in the November city election. A t the meeting, G rossman criticized the city for his project by digging a ditch on the neighbors property. He also pointed to another property built by the same builder where the city permitted right-of-way parking. A nd he reported on a disabled veteran who for three years has been seeking a permit for a therapeutic pool. in the building department or the mayor could help this man get his therapeutic pool, Grossman said. After Grossmans presentation, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said he was familiar with the veteran, who he said must apply for a variance, but has not. O n the drainage issue, Bohnenberger asked if the complaints were made to the building department. Bohnenberger asked Grossman if he was accusing complicity with the building department. Grossman said Im telling you now, and denied making any accusation against the department, only C ommission C hair D avid Zaccagnino agreed to forward Grossmans complaints to the building department. Resident Mary Buonagura addressed the commis sion about parking on the rights of way, at the beach ends and in peoples driveways. C ity attorney P atricia P etruff responded that unless the city starts a program to restrict or eliminate parking or the police chief deems it unsafe, parking on the right of way is open for all. P arking restrictions would impact residents as much as they would impact others, and could raise new enforcement issues, according to Petruff. As part of the beach renourishment program in the access and available parking, Bohnenberger said. right-of-way parking is a different issue when the building department approves going beyond your property survey to extend parking for a residence, and Bohnentendent Joe Duennes. Marvin Grossman shows a photograph of the area where a disabled veteran would like help to install a therapeutic pool. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 19 Community notices, events Attention community islanders: The Islander welcomes notices of your club and organization events, happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit photographs. Wedding and engagement announcements are welcome, as are photos and announcements for milestones in the lives of islanders. Graduation photos are welcome. Send news and photos with detailed captions to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Pointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Vendors do not have to be chamber members to participate, said vice president Deb Wing. For more information, call 941-778-1541 or email info@amichamber.org. Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola, or west Bradenton? How about a new product, service, anniversary, new hire, new owners, or an award-winning staff member? Call Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or e-mail news@islander. org. Wagner Realty agents Steve Goldman and Wendy Kay Drive N., Bradenton Beach., are at the London OlymFeast co-owner/chef Chris Dale greets guests with Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman at the July 25 business mixer at the Feast, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICofCIsland real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 6700 Gulf Drive, Unit 13, Gulf Place, Holmes Beach, pool built in 1976 was sold 07/11/12, Ryan to Albrecht for $505,000. sfur 3bed/2bath/1car home built in 1979 on a 87x100 lot was sold 07/10/12, Hendrickson to Anderson for $427,000; list $430,000. 6006 Gulf Drive, Unit 111, Playa Encantada, Holmes shared pool built in 1980 was sold 07/12/12, Buck to Anderson for $375,000. 1001 Gulf Drive S., Unit 2, Sunset Villas, Bradenton Beach, a 896 sfla / 1,008 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982 was sold 07/12/12, Reback to Raber for $265,000. 1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 5, Tradewinds, Bradenton Beach, a 540 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1971 was sold 07/09/12, Quinn to Roof for $150,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

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Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJU S T VISI T I NG P A R ADIS E? StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria July 18, 100 block of T una Street, burglary to a vehicle. A M anatee C ounty Sheriffs O ffice deputy responded to a vehicle burglary call. T he complainant reported someone had ransacked the vehicle, but nothing was stolen. vehicle. A MC S O deputy responded to a vehicle burglary. The complainant reported two stolen cell phones. According to the report, the vehicle was unlocked. Fingerprints were taken from the vehicle. turbance. MC S O responded to a 911 call and made contact her belongings, although she could not name any missing items. According to the report, the couple had been was in disarray and that the woman admitted throwing the mans belongings around. The woman said she had not been physically harmed and did not feel threatened. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. male complainant reported someone stole $13 from the Beach. The complainant said he locked the vehicle, but didnt realize a rear window was left open. woman reported a stolen beach bag containing an i Pod and $25. T he woman said she was playing with her children on the beach and upon returning, the bag was gone. storms began moving into the area. While going back and forth from the beach to their vehicle, an unknown person stole several items valued at $300 from the vehicle. C ircle K at 3:30 a.m. and stole two 18-packs of beer. According to the report, the suspects entered the store, looked at the beer and exited. A short time later, the two woman came to the Bradenton Beach P olice D epartment to report two purses and about $150 stolen from her vehiforced entry. by the owners friend, who confronted the woman. The female suspect told the male friend she had lost her engagement ring and was certain it was in the vehicle. The woman left the scene. When the vehicle owner and her friend left the beach, they stopped for gas and noticed several items valued at $600 missing, including a guitar, camera, purse and wallet. nesses said they observed a female enter a vehicle at the the female suspect what she was doing. T he female suspect said she had lost her wedding ring and was sure it was inside the vehicle. The owner reported a missing iPad. $200 worth of items were stolen from a carport. unknown person gained entry to an unlocked vehicle at were reported stolen. The items were valued at $1,000. Beach, a couple reported someone stole their backpacks containing cell phones and other items valued at $325. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. tity theft. A male complainant reported someone used his A n unknown person entered the Seafood Shack restaurant by breaking the upstairs door, which allowed the suspect suspect attempted to gain entry into a large safe, but the safe is old and rusty and hard to open, even with the combination. The suspect failed to gain entry into the safe. Damages from the break-in were estimated at $150. tery. MC S O deputies responded to a complainant who reported a friend had grabbed him by the neck and pushed him out of his chair when he refused to loan the friend money. A ccording to the report, the complainant was very intoxicated. T he complainant refused to press charges. D eputies made contact with the suspect, who said he was only holding the complainant down due to his irrational behavior. Cortez is policed by the MCSO July 22, 3600 block of Fourth A venue, theft. A complainant rode her bicycle to a relatives house and walked to the beach. When she returned, the bike, valued at $100, was missing. to a report of a vehicle burglary. A male complainant said $390 was stolen from his center console. According to the report, the vehicle was unlocked. Police checked undisturbed property inside. complainant reported a maroon SUV was honking at her and driving close to her rear bumper. T he woman said she pulled over to allow the SUV to pass, but the driver swerved the vehicle toward her, causing her to take evasive action. She then reported the license plate number of the SUV. As of press time, no further information was available. A female complainant provided HBPD with the name of another female she suspected of vandalizing her vehicle due to an ongoing feud, according to the report. P olice documented scratches on the car and a broken windshield. Curse words also were scratched into the vehicles hood and top. Damages were estimated at $700. bicycle. T he bike rider swerved into the grass, drove into determining the rider was intoxicated and not injured, the female complainant reported that some time between July 13-18, someone entered her vehicle and stole an A pple iP od valued at $600. The woman also reported her checkbook stolen. mischief. A man driving a company vehicle reported his driver-side window had been smashed. Nothing was reported missing and police observed that it appeared the window was broken from the inside. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police

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22 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER She wants islanders to meet each other in a whole new way. She plans to introduce some of the islands fascinating people every single Wednesday on the stations broadcasts and website. Peelen met her first guest, Gretchen Edgren, while knocking on a thousand doors during her run for commissioner last year. Seeing two copies of the same Playboy magazine issue on a table at Edgrens house, guest, Gretchen knocking on a thousand doors during her run for commissioner last year. Seeing two copies of the same Playboy magazine issue on a table at Edgrens house, Peelen met her first Edgren, while Peelen met her first Edgren, while Obituaries Take a ride on AMI connect to SRQ! The free AMI trolley service connects at Coquina Beach to Longboat Key Trolley (fee) for service to LBK, St. Armands and downtown Sarasota. FREEschedule info is a public service of Peelen launches Gray Matters with Playboy editorBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter And in five, Ill give you a cue. You ladies ready? Bradenton Beach AMI Radio owner and engineer Robert Herman switches the radio station controls at 11 a.m. June 20, and theyre on the air, live from Bridge Street. AMI talk show host Jean Peelen, perhaps better ers, welcomes her audience to Gray Matters, a new program on the limited, local broadcast station. represents both her hair color and the demographics she shares with many peers on Anna Maria Island. Typically, its a ticket to anonymity a ticket to being ignored, but, Peelen says, thats a stereotype that the 70-year-old wants to buck. And that is how she learned Edgren works for Playboy as a contributing editor after retiring as a senior editor. In her 25-year career at the magazine, Edgren assigned, edited and supervised copy for several secures, among them Erica Jong, David Halberstam and Clint Eastwood. Edgren currently coordinates annual features for the magazine, including Sex in Cinema and Sex Stars. She writes and edits and, she says, shes basically a reporter. Hef still wants me to do Year in Sex a compendium of photos and copy, which are usually pretty silly things, with themes like misbehaving politicians, the likes of Anthony Weiner, or misbehaving sports players, and usually some nudes, Edgren

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 23 Writing comes easy to EdgrenBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter So why, at age 81, is a Holmes Beach resident still writing? I do what I do because its the easiest thing. I interview. Ive always been a good speller, said Gretchen Edgren following her guest appearance on AMI radio host Jean Peelens Gray Matters June 20. Edgren was born in Portland, Ore., and grew up in Pendleton, Ore. A 1952 Phi Beta Kappa journalism graduate from Oregonian in Portland and edited a Sunday magazine section at the San Juan Star in Puerto Rico. Edgren moved to Texas, where she held three jobs, one in construction, another at Planned Parenthood before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, and a third with the U.S. Air Force, before landing the job with Playboy in Chicago, she said. While in Chicago, she reviewed movies alongside telling Ebert she agreed with most of his opinions because we both go to movies to enjoy them, she said. She and her husband, Bud, who died last year, moved to Holmes Beach in 1992. Together, they were Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch coordinators on the stretch of sand from 66th Street to the public beach, and charter members of the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra. She said shes become addicted to travel shows, and loves to travel. Recent trips have included a French cruise, and visits to the Galapagos Islands and Oregon. She considers Iguassu, on the border between Brazil and Argentina, the most beautiful place shes visited. She laughs about her friend in the Travel Nut Club, which takes being in 100 countries to join. She says shes traveled to 75 countries. Id go anyplace except Antarctica. I dont believe there should be tourism there, she said. As far as tourism in her own backyard goes, shes had her share of noisy vacationing neighbors, and shes spoken before the Holmes Beach city commission about the water park at a 66th Street duplex advertised to sleep 16-18. Geez its noisy, she said. She hopes the commission acts to prevent more mega-duplexes. The rentals are so blatant a violation of the citys codes, she said. Angeles, from her home in Holmes Beach, she said, there arent too many people my age who still work So then, why is she still doing what shes been doing for 60 years? Its just easy for me. Its pretty straight forward. says. Peelen asks, Can you give listeners a hint of whats coming in 2012? Edgren answers, The Secret Service folks in Cartagena. But to be certain, she says, there will be others. For the job, Edgren must look for all the trash in and others of similar ilk, when shed prefer reading The Atlantic, she says. About her interview with Eastwood, Edgren says on the air, Oh yeah. He invited me to go out. At the time, they were both married, and she recalls telling Eastwood, Ive got to go back and transcribe my notes. Both Peelen and Edgren have interviewed author Erica Jong, of the famous Fear of Flying. Peelen says she hears Edgren is pretty good friends with Erica, and describes her as smart and interesting. Edgren adds, And genuine. As to her interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and historian David Halberstam, Edgren says she was very pleased the way it turned out. Peelen also asks about Edgrens long career with Playboy, and how she got her job. How do you get any kind of job with luck, Edgren replies, although later she added that one cant hold a job that way. When she got the job in 1967, they didnt know what to do with a woman. So they gave me a typing test. I typed 90 words per minute. Most of Edgrens contemporaries had worked up from secretaries, she says. Thats why we love Mad Men, Peelen interjects. I forgot about how many desks I had to run around. bum. Peelen asks about feminist criticism of Playboy exploiting women and the good articles that allegedly were just for cover. Hef doesnt get credit for what hes done for women, she says. He dispelled the notion that nice girls didnt like sex, and soon it was OK for nice girls to like it. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Oregon says the Bunnies included Phi Betas and other professional women, nurses, wildlife workers and actresses, including Lauren Hutton and Debbie Harry. Edgren says Playboy Bunnies, as bartenders, had to be sharp. Some were in it to make money, and sometimes boyfriends put them up to it and others thought why not, because theyll never look this good again, she says. Edgren is active in the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, All Island Denominations and the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra, and says she considers Hugh Hefner a very moral man. Its not that she agrees with his lifestyle of so many girlfriends, she says, but, oddly all his girlfriends are still friends with him, she says. Hes very loyal. Reconciling her church life with Playboy, Edgren says you dont want to pigeonhole people. And, Ive never thought the good Lord had brought us into the world with clothes on. My husband was very proud of it both of them were, she says. But, when she first went to work for Playboy, Edgren believes her mother was in shock, saying to a friend, Guess what Gretchen has gone and done now. Peelen asks, Did Playboy take on gay issues? Edgren nods yes, fairly early on, and tells one of her favorite stories. There was a transgender woman, a Bond girl, who had undergone gender reassignment surgery, she says. While other staffers declined the interview, Edgren says, she took it. She seemed totally female. She thought like a girl you can tell this by talking to someone, Edgren says. It wasnt like were going to run pictures of the surgery, she adds. Still, the powers that be at the magHolmes Beach City Commissioner Jean Peelen, an AMI radio host, airs of her new program, Gray Matters, June 20 with guest Gretchen Edgren, Playboy magazine editor and author of several Playboy books. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell Having spent 60 years in journalism, Gretchen Edgren shares her life story and books at her 66th Street residence in Holmes Beach. azine tried twice to cut her story, fearing advertisers would pull their ads. 25 years because this person has a story to tell. The story ran, and I hear from her every Christmas, she says. As the interview winds down, Edgren says, Im 81 years old and I want people to know that. Even having six fake joints, she says, I wake up and glad Im still alive, although its not as good without my husband. Reach more than 20,000 people weekly with your ad for as little as $12! Call 778-7978 WE UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF EVERY DOLLAR.

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24 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. Prices sta rt at just $15/ho ur pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Ca pta in Don Meilne rHave fun c rs! Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O g Tw W 32 years Pr ofessional Experience Captain Wa yne Genthne rWo l fmouth ChartersCell 941-720-4418 PLEASE SEEPAGE 26 Kathleen DSailing Catamaran 941-870-4349 kathleend.net Sailing Daily from Holmes Beach Egmont Key Excursions Dolphin Watch, Sunset Sails Kevin P Cassidy Islander Reporter F or three weeks in July, aspiring young surfers were 4000 G ulf D rive, Holmes Beach to participate in surf camps sponsored by West Coast Surf Shop. Brandi Brady G omez runs the camp, and along with a crew of instructors, including Charlene Belsito, Gigi Bel sito, Izzy Gomez, Giorgio Gomez, Mary Williams, MaryKate M ichalak, Kelly G uerin, C hris P ate, Joe M attay, T ravis Belsito and Spencer C arper, the youngsters get F irst thing on the surf camp agenda is to circle up and tors and kids aimed at getting to know each other. More importantly, all the new surfers generate their surfer nicknames. Jackson Jaguar G oldtein, grandson of A nna M aria C ity C ommissioner Sue Lynn, participated in all three weeks of the surf camp. He passed on a trip to Legoland When asked how he got the nickname Jaguar, he After establishing nicknames and teaching the kids some basic safety rules, the instructors showed the kids while safely on dry land how to pop up on the board. Then it was time to surf. T he kids went out into the water with instructors, who push the kids as a small wave comes into position. Several instructors also were stationed on the beach to catch the incoming surfers and their boards. Kaitlyn Steve Liebel was asked to describe her favorite part of surf camp, which she said was probably getting up on the board. Alexis Minick of Georgia had a more succinct reply cular work by running and swimming in the G ulf waters, and also took part in standup paddle boarding and paddle relay races. Mostly the 25 campers had fun. The camp culminated each week with a Friday surfwerent reported by press time for The Islander, Brooke Fishy Fishy McIntosh reportedly won in her group. A nna M aria I sland C ommunity C enters indoor soccer league continues play in the air-conditioned gym, T he 8-10 division remains tight with Beach Bums still on top with a 3-1-1 record. G ettel T oyota moved up to second place at 2-2-1, closely followed by Beach Bistro, which has a 2-3-1 record. La P ensee P lumbing follows in the standings with a 1-2-1 record. E at Here sits atop the 11-13 division with a 4-1 record, followed by rapidly improving A ir & E nergy, which won its second straight match to improve to 2-3 on the season. Waterfront Restaurant follows at 1-3. Beach Bums outscored Lapensee P lumbing 7-3 during 8-10 division action July 25. Didier A vila scored four goals to lead the Bums, which also received a pair of goals from Luke M arvin and one goal from D evin Calderon in the victory. A shton P ennell scored twice and C hris Snyder added one goal to lead LaPensee in the loss. Beach Bums rolled past Beach Bistro by a 7-3 score during 8-10 action July 23. Marvin led the way with six goals, while O zzie Lonzo added one goal in the win. Julius Peteriet scored two goals, while Andrew Burgess added one goal for Bistro in the loss. O nly one game was played last week in the 11-13 place E at Here 7-3. James R ichards led the way with three goals while Stephen Whyte added two goals. N icole Sewal and James Whyte completed the A & E scoring with a goal each in the victory. Willow C ooper scored two goals and Shelby M orrow added one goal to lead Eat Here in the loss. Island Community Center. On July 26, Agnelli Pool & Spa Dolphins continued to lead the pack in the standings after edging Beach to Lawson Francis shows good form on his wave during surf camp. Islander Photo: Courtesy Shauna Francis Surf camp instructor Spencer Carper pushes a camper in the right direction to catch a wave. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy Shauna Francis Natalie Gidget Talucci gets going at surf camp.

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 25 AFFORDABLE FISHINGHOURLY RATES for 2-8 hour Backwater/Offshore Fishor Lets go exploring for Manatee/Dolphin Call Capt. Mark Marko Johnston d 941-704-9382 u PLEASE SEE FISHING, PAGE 27 Tour AMI & Cortez waters. Underwater adventures with snorkel and metal detectors. Learn about nature and check crab traps with a pro. Lets go island hopping!Pontoon AdventuresCall Capt. Charlotte, 941-243-2425 AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter T he A ugust mercury isnt the only thing soaring and searing on Anna Maria Island this week. Flats action for O n my charters this past week, we found good number tides. Using live shiners for bait, my clients were able to and-release snook. M ost of the trout we encountered were small, averaging 14 inches, but the sheer numbers reds. M ost were around 18 inches, although we managed to hook up a couple of fat 24-inchers for the frying pan. Small white crappie jigs and silver spoons combined with light-tackle anglers. T he bite is occurring either at sunrise in on this action. Johnston is live-baiting for these trout with shiners, pinprovide great action, although he prefers to bait with live shrimp. A verage size this past week was 40 inches. are still awaiting the large bait schools that seek refuge around the pier this time of year. get really good once all that bait shows up. decent numbers of mangrove snapper. M ost fish are undersized now, although M alfese expects keepers to take up residence soon. Remember, mangoes have keen and a small live bait hook to get in on this action. Spanish macks are being caught on live shiners, white crappie jigs will do the job. A verage size of the macks is 15 inches to the fork of the tail. Steve O ldham at I sland D iscount T ackle says hes hearing of good flats action for redfish and spotted using live shiners are getting the best results, especially shrimp or the Sebile Stick Shad. cover a wider range of water, which in theory, will result in more chances of hooking up. ing for hammerhead, blacktip and bull sharks around Bean P oint. A verage size of these sharks is 5 to 6 feet in length. Oldham recommends using a leader of at least to buy white crappie jigs and silver spoons. When this occurs it means only one thing, says Oldham. Spanish mackerel. Sunrise pier anglers are catching respectable numbers of macks at both the Rod & Reel Pier and the Anna Maria City Pier. says the catch is heating up just like the weather. Howard charters. Spotted seatrout fishing in the summer can be chewing the shiners, Howard says. I like to use circle of the rainbow-hued beauties. the mangrove shorelines and potholes when the tide is out of the weeds and to help stimulate the bite. the predators to feed at the back of the boat. Look and listen for the slurp of the chummers getting chewed and place your bait in that area for a bite. Looking forward, the upcoming the full moon Aug. 3 will provide some excellent tidal movements and help mangroves. When casting a live bait to the mangrove shoreline at a higher tide, try to land it in the shade of the bushes. C apt. R ick G ross of F ishy Business C harters says backwater fishing this past week reminded him of a buffet. Were catching a variety of species, says G ross, and all in the same areas, too. with live shiners. By anchoring and chumming, Gross and-release snook. Along with this trio of the usual sussome keeper mangrove snapper. gasbord. reefs just west of Anna Maria Island, catching a variety of both migratory and reef species. T o start, G irle is free-lining live shiners behind the at 25 pounds. T he same applies for the macks and bonito. feeding around the boat. By dropping baits to the bottom, G irle is catching gag grouper up to 26 inches. Along with gags, Key West grunts and mangrove snapper are being reeled up. A gain, Girle is using live shiners for bait. of Sarasota Bay. U sing Berkley G ulp shrimp on a jig inches in length. M ost have been slot-sized, says G irle, but there are some big ones mixed in there, too. Berkley Gulp shrimp, Girle is putting trout averaging 19 inches in the cooler. The biggest came in at 16 inches. Jeff M edley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge F ishing P iers is seeing good numbers Mark Rhinehart on vacation from Ohio reeled in this with Capt. Danny Stasny. Debbie Danziger of Holmes Beach displays the ing with Capt. Anthony Manali offshore of Anna Maria Island.

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26 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the tiki th St. W., Cortez. M s. Johnson is survived by her son, Jimmy Lease and his father D an, both of Bradenton; father R aymond Skura of Wilmington; sisters Judy and husband Ken R ickerson of Bradenton, D ebbie Skura of Wilmington and Jenn M c C lasserty of Wilmington, neice Jill and nephew A aron R ickerson, other nieces and nephews and friend Marshall Carlton of Bradenton. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! Obituaries www.Edgewatervacationhomes.com www.Edgewaterrealestateami.comProperties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! 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Call today, 941-447-1506.Check out our online vacation rental catalog on Anna Maria Island and at Herons Watch, Bradenton. www.Florida-Dreams.com We speak English, German, French and Hungarian Bay Construction Saints 46-45, keeping the Saints winless. D uffys T avern Vikings follow in the standings with a 4-1 record following a win over M iller E lectric C hargers 37-25. T he loss drops the C hargers to 2-3 and sixth place in the standings. Jessies I sland Store Jets moved into a tie for third with T ylers I ce C ream Vikings and Sato R eal E state Browns after rolling past the Vikings 49-36. T he Browns piled winless Slims Place T itans 49-13. and the playoffs will start Aug. 15. T he Key R oyale C lub women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match July 24. Sam Samuels and Jerry D isbrow were the only team to earn three pool-play victories and were the outright champs during July 28 horseshoe action at the A nna Maria City hall horseshoe pits. T he July 25 games had two teams emerge from pool play to battle for the days bragging rights. T he team of N orm G ood and Bob Heiger edged T im Sofran and Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the A nna M aria C ity Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.Robert Bob Ebel R obert Bob E bel, 85, of Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died July 26. M r. E bel retired to A nna M aria in 1982 as a former administrator, math teacher and sports coach at Oak Park-River Forest High School in the west suburbs of Chicago. He served in the U .S. A rmy A ir C orp during World War II He graduated O berlin C ollege in O hio. While at Oberlin, he met and married his lifetime partner, Marjorie. Mr. Ebel sang bass in the Roser Memorial Community Church choir and periodically taught high school and college math. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. T uesday, July 31, at Roser Church, 512 Pine A ve., Anna Maria. Brown & Sons F uneral Homes and C rematory is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Ebel is survived by wife Marjorie; daughters Marsha of Phoenix and Merrily of Palmetto; son Eric and wife A nne; and grandsons Robert, D avid and Phillip, all of Fort Collins, Colo. Ebel JohnsonDavid J. White D avid J. White, 51, of R oanoke, Va., and formerly of Holmes Beach, died July 24. He was born Aug. 31, 1960, in Danville, Ill. He was the owner of the former Surfside R estaurant, which is now Hanks, and worked at C afe on the Beach at the M anatee P ublic Beach. He loved baseball and the beach. A private gathering for family is planned on Anna Maria Island at a later date. Mr. White is survived by wife Kim Bostick of Roanoke, sons David Lee of Bradenton and J.D. of Anna Maria, daughters Amy Marie of Colombus, Ohio, and Lee N icole C ox of D anville, I ll., former wife and friend Patricia of Holmes Beach.Robyn Johnson R obyn Johnson, 52, of A nna M aria I sland and recently of Bradenton, died July 29. She was born July 25, 1960, in Wilmington, Del. She came to the island in the mid-1970s. She worked in the restaurant business in the area. White Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978.

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 27 FISHING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 1007 Gulf DriveFull Gulf views from this fully furnished 2br/2ba condo. Beautifully maintained complex with elevator, pool and day dock. $389,000 8027 Marina DriveExquisite full bays views and protected dock/lift highlight this 5br/5.5ba home with custom finishes and pool. $1,929,0003705 East Bay DriveLocation! Just a block to the beach and walk to shops and restaurants. Furnished 2br/2ba in well maintained complex with elevator and pool. $249,000 102 49th StreetGulf views from all rooms of this 3br/2ba home. Unique architectural design with sliders leading to decks on all levels and from all rooms. Large beach yard. $2,095,000 closer look, I realized they were cero mackerel. C ero mackerel are a cousin of the Spanish mackerel, but a cero has golden spots that resemble broken lines. using live greenbacks or Gotcha plugs are catching cero macks averaging 30 inches. as mackerel are present, its a safe bet that sharks are in ing bull, blacktip and lemon sharks daily. A verage size of these sharks is 5-6 feet, although there are bigger ones in the bay. targeting gag grouper and mangrove snapper. M edley reports limit catches of both species throughout the week. gag grouper up to 35 inches. A nd, for the snapper, live either species, drifting bait under the pier or casting out to Isabel Stasny, daughter of Capt. Danny and Bekka Stasny of Holmes Beach shows off her she blew it a kiss on release. Isabel reeled two weeks shy of her second birthday. AMITW celebrates record nesting yearBy Mark Young Islander Reporter There was laughter, smiles and a few tears as Anna Maria Island T urtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring celand 30 years in existence. Think about something youve done for 30 consecutive years, said AMIT W executive director Suzi F ox. I know what it means to me and all of you sitting in this room to belong to a program thats been going for 30 years. F ox said this years group of volunteers has had to work physically harder than any other group. We have had 665 crawls onto our shores, she said. There were 336 that nested and 329 that took a break, they crawled back into the sea. T his group has had to do three times the amount of stuff we do on an average year. The previous record nesting season was set in 1999 with 248 nests, while the 11-year average for nesting on AMI is 155 nests. E ach year since 2000, AMIT W has selected one volunteer to receive the Sadie A ward, named after a loggerhead sea turtle that tried to nest 12 years ago, but was injured when she fell off of a seawall. AMIT W teamed up with MOTE and provided 24-hour care for Sadie. While Sadie and its winners will not be forgotten, Fox said she is retiring the award because all of this years volunteers deserve the award. Instead, Fox said the $100 award will be put toward an educational kiosk, because there is not a single kiosk in Manatee County. fellow AMIT W board members, educational directors, coordinators and rookie walkers. T his is the most new volunteers we have had in any year, said Fox. Our new people have made my world rock. I looked at things through their new eyes. Fox said this years awards theme of record-break ing season was an easy decision to make despite the arrival of T ropical Storm Debby in late June. I nitial estimates in lost nests were around 90 nests lost or destroyed, but F ox said July 28 that the number of lost nests has been lowered to around 60. And there still may be more nests out there that we dont even know about, because there was about four or said. F ox said more nests were laid after D ebby than before the storm arrived. When nature comes in, we are sorry about that, but we carry on with things, she said. We know we cant save them all, but we know we did save 25 nests that were Nature is one thing, Fox said. The goal of AMITW remains to educate the public on the dangers of beach lighting during nesting season that disorients hatchlings back toward Gulf Drive instead of following moonlight back to the Gulf of Mexico. F ox said potential development on the island is another issue, and laws she helped put together for sea turtle habitat protection in 1997 are in danger. O ur board does not get involved with politics, said F ox. But I want to tell you guys this is an important election and you need to get out and vote. Our goal with AMIT W is to protect nesting habitat. I wont tell you who to vote for. Ill just ask that you study a candidates environmental position on development before you vote. fold. I want to share the blue marble with all to explain this is what we look like millions of miles away, she said. When you hold it to your head think of someone in your life who makes a difference and then hold it to your heart and think of all of the good things about that person. Finally, Fox said, if the blue marble represents your N esting season is winding down slowly, F ox said, and thus far only one nest has hatched, so the already busy group of volunteers have much work ahead. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox rewards stat guy Pete Gross with a new hat during the July 28 AMITW volunteer awards banquet at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 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28 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 PL ANET STONEMarble & Granite Inc Counter tops, vanity tops, bar tops and more. 8700 Cor tez R oad W ., Bradenton 941-580-9236 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t WALK THE PLANK!Visit www.islander. org to order a commemorative centennial plank on the Anna Maria City Pier. ANSWERS TO AUG. 1 PUZZLE W H I L S T O P T S F O R M A P P E D C A N O L A T H E U R G E I D O I D O S I C K A N D T I A R A E D D A R N I T M A I T A I T R I E S O N A T E K E S T R E L E I G H T H S C H I A P A S A H O Y S A N G R I A P A N Z A E L I S P O T H O T O N E A T T E N L A N D I L L T H E F E D R A T D M V G O A T S M B A S H I B A C H I A D E S S O A P E R E U N A H A N N A V A L R U E E E L M R T E T R E R A T A I N N A R D S B O H R W I L C O A T M A D S L A T I N A I A M Y E A S I T S M E E D U C E S T W A S F L O N I K O N B E H A V E S P A E L L A G R A N T C L A R I T Y D I N E S E N R E G H E A D I N G I N A G E S E C A R T E C A R D I N A L A S I A N S W H I T E N A N T O N Y M L A R R U P S E N E C A D A Y C A M P S P O N G Y Waly Precision Painting GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Closed in August, but accepting donations 9 -11 a.m. Wednesdays. Store reopens in September, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. NEW LOCATION: STEFFS Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-3831901. LOST & FOUND FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES on beach between 64th and 65th St., Holmes Beach. Please claim at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. LOST: KINDLE. ISLAND Shopping Center, July 25. Holmes Beach. 941-778-2893. PETS ISLAND DOGS GROOMING Salon: Julie Keyes, certi ed groomer. Hydro bath, hand dry, (no cage drying). Personal service for you and your loved ones. Free pick up and delivery. Call anytime for appointments, 941-778-1202. Holmes Beach. PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411. More ads = more readers in The Islander.... Need computer help? If I dont have your answers, I know someone who will. Start to nish, network setup, printer help, and continuing support... Give me a call.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE ITEMS FOR SALE NEW CROQUET SET in red carry case for six players. Never used. $35. 941-778-3228. BASEBALL CARDS: TOPPS full sheet, $5, blood pressure monitor, $25. Call 941-795-8734. WASHER AND DRYER: Kenmore, great condition. $100, pair. 941-224-9311. WOLF CORVETTE CAR cover: Like new, ts 1995 and up. $50. Holmes Beach. 304-633-3635. 36-INCH ROUND plate glass tabletop, $15. Singer sewing machine, $45. Call 941-7786766. SOLID WALNUT CHINA cabinet: Beautiful, $100. Call 941-778-3920. COMFORTABLE DOUBLE MATTRESS and box spring, $50. 941-779-0556. FUTON: LIGHT HARDWOOD, excellent condition, $49. 941-778-3920. MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak of ce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classi eds@islander.or g. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Presence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.or g urgently needed for local representatives to aid homeless children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boaters. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classified ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander. org. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG: Useful tools and links, fun stuff, and important info The history of Island newspapers. Short story: The Bay is Full of Rum by Wyatt Blassingame and more Look for the blue button to order photos and full-page reprintsshop photos online at www.islander.org Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Available At... New Central Air Still in Box 10-Year Warranty $1,490 941.243.5236 Windows & Doors 941-730-5045 LIC#CBC1253145HURRICANE KYZER ALUMINUM FABRICATION CALL K941-752-1530

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 29 PETS Continued LULU! RESCUED AND available for adoption. Senior Pekinese mix, adorable, cuddly, needs a good home. She is blind, does well! 941-8966701. CUTE, FUN, EASY-going dog: 1.5 years, rescued boy needs happy home. Mixed breed, 50 lbs. Call to meet! 941-896-6701. TRANSPORTATION 2008 EZ GO golf cart, new batteries only oneyear-old. $2,150. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. HELP WANTED TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players for all kitchen positions and cashiers. Experience required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please come in for an application. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. DOG WALKING SERVICE: $10. Call Jewel, 941524-1423. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG: Useful tools and links, fun stuff, and important info Link to National Hurricane Center. DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. 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Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG HEALTH CARE CAREGIVER FOR THE ELDERLY: Bathe, cook, shop, appointments, light cleaning. Four hours or more. Top references, 28 years experience. Have family that can also help. Call Diana, 941545-7114. SERVICES LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941778-5476. TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-7204152. 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. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. AFFORDABLE HURRICANE PROTECTION: Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free estimate. Registered and insured. Island discount. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-1399. CAREGIVER/COMPANION: LOVING, compassionate, reliable. Excellent references. 941-7050706. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. The Appliance Experts$25 OFF when you mention this ad.ALL MAKES & MODELSCall the experts: 941-565-2580FREE service fee with repair. Adopt-A-Pet SPONSORED BY Tall redhead in great shape searching for a life partner ... I enjoy running, long walks by the beach and evenings watching TV snuggled on the couch. up to the right person. And heres Roomba, a tiny sweet companion. Cuddly around and into your heart. Please, call MoonRacer NoKill Rescue, 941-896-6701, to foster or adopt.

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30 AUG. 1, 2012 THE ISLANDER BEACHFRONT MARTINIQUE, 2/2 End Unit. Gorgeous views with updated kitchen and comfortably furnished. $569,000 800-367-1617 941-778-6696 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com A DORAB LE GROUND-LEVEL DUPLEX located just two short blocks to the beach. 2BR/1.5BA with large covered front porch and a 1BR/1BA annual tenant in place. True Florida Living. $269,000. MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978EXCEPTIONAL B EACH VIEW S from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views for half the price. $529,000. Direct Gulffront Spectacular views from this beautifully turnkey fur nished 3BR/ 2.5BA home. Two porches, covered parking. $1,400,000 IRON W OOD GOLF COURSE Move-in ready, 2 BR/2BA condo overlooking the 10th hole. Great recreation facilities, community pool, elevator, shufeboard and more. Only $82,900. REDUCEDB EACH FRONT CONDO: Updated 2 BR/2BA condo located on the beach. Exceptional views of the Gulf, spacious screened porch, large heated pool. Selling furnished. $475,000. LANDSCAPING Continued NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. FOREMOST FENCE: Commercial, Residential. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, wood, access control. Contractors you can depend on. Call 941748-2700. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S SERVICES Continued RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550. MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. TIMS TOTAL LAWN Care and handyman. Light hauling, most lawns, $25. Also pressure washing. Call 941-807-2537. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed $45/yard at true specications. Free appliance pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755ISLAND LIVING: Oversized home on double lot. Spacious home with 2 masters, big closets, a bonus room that could be 4th bedroom. Storage, laundry room and pantry.Large yard leaves plenty of room for a pool. Walking distance to the beach,bay and trolley. Offered turnkey furnished. $319,000. 1 BLOCK TO BEACH: A 2bed/2bath charming Florida home designed and built by Ruth Richmond in Holmes Beach. This updated home offers a 1-car garage, open plan, circular driveway, large deck, trellis and greenhouse, and sits on a large tropical lots with many mature plants. Room for a pool. Short Sale. $389,000.Ive sold all my listings, so if youre thinking about selling, give me a call.SOLD Pending mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Understanding Professional DedicatedMarianne Correll Your Listing REALTORLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 1999 HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/V ACA TION RENT ALS 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach GULF-FRONT COMPLEXPretty Gulf views from light, condo. Turnkey furnished, Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, AWESOME SHORTSALE dock. Newer construction, GATED COMMUNITY Harbour Landings Estates. RARE PERICO VILLA Stop by Big Fish, our series kicks off SATURDAY AUG. 4 REFRESHMENTS SERVED 11am-1pm

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THE ISLANDER AUG. 1, 2012 31 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941447-6747. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units available for ofce/commercial spaces from 7502,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924. VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes, 3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1BR/1BA over looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www. coastalpropertiesrealty.com. BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL, KEY Royale unfur nished annual rental. 2BR/2BA with den, pool, boat lift, two-car garage. Dont miss this gem! $2,300/month. Credit check required. Available Sept. 1. 941-730-1086. 1BR/1BA ANNUAL RENTAL: No pets, available now. Call Jessica, 941-778-7500. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate. ANNUAL: WATERFRONT, POOL, dock, short walk to beach. 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA. Call 941779-9074 or 703-587-4675. Email: bayrest@ hotmail.com. PERICO BAY VILLA: Vacation rental. Tennis, heated pool, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, kayakfriendly location, $1,200/month, July-November, $1800, December, $2,800/month, June-April. Discount for multiple months. Realtor, 941-3561456. ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental: 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer, close to beach and shing pier. Call 941-720-2418. RENTALS Continued 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo. Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis. Boat dock available. $1,795/month, yearly, $3,400/month seasonal. Call 818-620-3543. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA duplex, $1,100/ month plus utilities, no pets. Two blocks to beach. Background and credit check. First, last and security deposit. 813-672-1481. AUGUST SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with boat slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/ week. 941-538-8622. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, ofce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call 941-224-1652 for more information. 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.srqmediaworks2.com/30959thstreet/ REAL ESTATE CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate. Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call 941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail. com. DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment income. $269,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.ipkey.com/124227. 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. 765414-2815. FOR SALE BY owner: Mobile home, 1BR/1BA, extra bonus room. Across the street from Bradenton Beach private shing pier. Beach and bay access, adjacent parking. Call 813-458-3875. FOR SALE: BEACH trailer. 55-plus Bradenton Beach. Updated, completely furnished, 1BR/1BA. $37,000. Intracoastal boat docking, $55/yearly, land fees, $402/month. patriciamurphy4@comcast.net. View anytime. NH-603-508-6377. PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY 3BR/3BA private pool. September, October and November discounts available. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk. REDUCED IRONWOOD CONDO! $49,999. 1BR/1.5BA. Many upgrades. 55-plus community. Overlooks golf course. HOA fee, $233/month. Pet-friendly building, six miles to Anna Maria Island. 941-524-8969. 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.3BR/3BA ELEVATED, CANALFRONT POOL HOME. $450,000 CANAL FRONT INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978LISTINGS NEEDEDWe need to replenish our inventory Dont let your ad get lost with dozens of others. First rate service. Interactive high traf c website. Virtual tours. Huge customer base with thousands of rentals from around the world. 12 Professional sales agents.Call us for a FREE professional market analysis of your home. Specializing in Golf Course Communities, Beach Front Island Homes and Investment Properties on and off Anna Maria Island. Call us and we will help you with your real estate needs.www.cellwithmelandbarb.com Mel & Barb Neely Your Gulf Coast Realtors!buywithbarbara@aol.com 941-807-6220 cellwithmel@aol.com 941-809-5565 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER. PIER PLANKS! WE HAVE IT ALL.

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