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Rip current warnings.
candidate views over-
development. Page 4
BB vacates city
property to cure bad
survey. Page 5
BACVB rebrands con-
vention center. Page 8
AM deputy investi-
gates rentals. Page 9
Fun man and other
obituaries. Page 12
Island street map.
Center plans Spirit
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BB commissioner fires back over Island woman
cell tower accusations murdered in Tampa
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gate-
house told his fellow commissioners Sept. 6 at
the city meeting he plans to introduce a new
cell tower ordinance to repeal the current ordi-
nance and ask the city to sever ties with the
co-author of the draft ordinance Lawrence
"Rusty" Monroe of Municipal Solutions Inc.
The ordinance was adopted May 5, 2011,
during former Mayor Bob Bartelt's adminis-
When the city first discussed a new cel-
lular communications tower earlier this year,
commissioners were relieved an ordinance
was already in place.
However, Gatehouse now says the ordi-
nance is standing in the way of moving for-
ward because it was designed to be "obstruc-
Gatehouse read a three-
page letter admonishing
Monroe's involvement with
the ordinance and those pre-
viously objecting to the cell
Gatehouse He also addressed impli-
cations of possible payoffs
levied by Scenic Waves chair Carl Parks,
who addressed commissioners Aug. 16 about
an email letter he sent to the city and others
titled, "I smell a rat."
In July, the city entered into a land-lease
agreement with a cellular communications
company, but not a development agreement,
which would trigger some provisions for the
cell tower in the current ordinance.
In August, Parks along with some other
residents, objected to the agreement under the
assumption the land-lease agreement was the
contract, but such was not the case.
Parks implied city officials were being
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Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, began broad-
casting to a 50- to 200-foot radius in May.
Lacking a Federal Communications Commis-
sion broadcast license, it dropped "W" from
its AMI name, according to Herman. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
paid off, which launched a statement from
Mayor John Shaughnessy, who said Parks had
just insulted the city, commissioners and every-
one who works for the city.
Gatehouse responded Sept. 6, countering
many of Parks' complaints against the city,
saying Monroe helped draft an ordinance that
is financially profitable to him. He said Mon-
roe's fee schedule is included in the ordinance
he helped to create.
In the ordinance, Monroe is required to be
consulted and paid on all cellular communica-
tions towers being considered by the city.
'To some, this smacks of a back-room deal
and stinks to high heaven," Gatehouse said. "Not
only has Mr. Monroe attempted to force the city
to name him the exclusive 'expert' consultant to
all applicants at a minimum fee of $8,500 per
PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, PAGE 2
By Mark Young
A 31-year-old Holmes Beach woman was
found dead Aug. 27 in Tampa of an apparent
murder-suicide, Tampa police are reporting.
Jamie Kimble, of 72nd Street in Holmes
Beach, was dating Luis Roberson Rodriguez,
39, of Orlando, off and on for several years,
police say. She was returning to Tampa from a
visit to London, where police
say she was visiting a new boy-
SRodriguez met Kimble's
l a A flight at Tampa International
SAirport and police say the two
Kimble began arguing almost imme-
diately. It is unclear if Kimble
knew Rodriguez was meeting her at the airport.
Rodriguez has an Orlando address, but police
say he had recently moved to Kansas City,
Investigators say they are unsure if the argu-
ment was about Kimble's new boyfriend, but are
sure the argument ended about 7:45 p.m., when
Rodriguez is alleged to have punched Kimble
several times while the two were in his vehicle.
Kimble escaped the vehicle, at which time
police say Rodriguez shot her several times.
Police say Rodriguez then began to drive away,
did a U-turn and fatally shot himself.
Kimble is the daughter of a Galesburg,
N.C., former city administrator. She was born
in Galesburg, but the family moved to Charlotte
when Kimble was 2. Her father is now a deputy
city manager for the city of Charlotte.
According to North Carolina media reports,
Kimble was preparing to move to Dallas after
being promoted to director of regional sales for
BYB Brands, a subsidiary of Coke Consoli-
The family is holding a Sept. 15 memorial
for Kimble in Galesburg.
HB candidates raise funds, fuel election campaigns
By Kathy Prucnell
A trio of newcomers to politics running in
the Nov. 6 city election races for two Holmes
Beach commission seats and for mayor have
been organizing with meet-
ings, door-to-door visits
and phone calls. Some can-
didates have been speaking
out at city hall.
And their campaign cof-
fers are growing.
And the trio of incum-
bents Mayor Rich Boh-
nenberger and Commis-
sioners John Monetti and
Sandy Haas-Martens -
were guests at a campaign
event at the Beach Bistro
last month, according to
of Aug. 31. restaurant owner-host Sean Murphy. He is
planning another fundraiser for the incumbents
at the end of September, he said.
Mayoral challenger Carmel Monti has been
attending city meetings and doing research on
problems in the Residential-2 zoning district.
In addition to research
and attendance at commis-
sion meetings, candidate
Judy Holmes Titsworth has
provided written input and
met with the mayor and
Haas-Martens public works superintendent
Joe Duennes, attempting to
S improve building department
practices which, she says,
have resulted in residential
Candidate Marvin Gross-
Monetti man has been attending meet-
ings and contributing to the
R-2 rental zone discussions in the community
with videos and literature. He's also been look-
ing into ways to use Grassy Point, the 34-acre
nature preserve, purchased in 2000, although not
yet open to the public.
Grossman is planning a Sept. 16 meeting of
his supporters where he'll be
S giving out signs, T-shirts, liter-
ature and more, asking people
to wave signs and looking for
,, '- '. permission to post signs on his
A" supporters' properties.
Monti All Holmes Beach com-
mission and mayoral candi-
dates have filed the required
campaign treasurer's report
With Holmes Beach clerk
As of Aug. 9, Grossman
Titsworth reported a total of $1,907.50
in contributions, including a
PLEASE SEE HB CANDIDATES, PAGE 3
2 0 SEPT. 12, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
The green flag was up Sept. 7 at Coquina Beach. The waters off Coquina Beach and through Longboat
Islander Photos: Rick Catlin Pass may look calm, but rip currents occur frequently.
Rip current advisory for Florida beaches
By Rick Catlin
The Florida Division of Emergency Management
has issued a rip current advisory for all Florida coastal
The advisory said the effects of all the recent hur-
ricanes and storms around Florida caused most of the rip
tides, and former Hurricane Isaac is expected to swing
back across the state this week and create more rip cur-
rents on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Even the effects of hurricanes Leslie and Michael
in the Atlantic Ocean will create rip currents along the
Gulf Coast, as will a stationary tropical depression in the
western Caribbean this week.
FDEM meteorologist Michelle Palmer said a rip cur-
rent is a narrow space of water, usually 3-6 feet wide,
moving at a faster speed than surrounding waters. This
speed makes them easy to spot in calm waters, but creates
difficulty in high seas.
Palmer said a rip current usually runs perpendicular
to the beach and can be anywhere from 200 feet to 2,500
feet in length.
Anyone caught in a rip current should remain calm
and try to swim parallel to the shore to move out of the
current, then alert someone you need help. Fighting the
current makes the condition worse, Palmer said.
Beachgoers should check with the nearest lifeguard
station for the latest conditions of the water and determine
if rip currents or other marine hazards exist.
A green flag at the station is a "go," meaning no
hazardous conditions exist. A red flag signifies the
presence of rip currents, while two red flags indicate
the beach is closed.
Two red flags with black squares in the middle of
each flag warn of hurricane conditions.
Coquina Beach and Cortez Beach are prone to rip
currents because of erosion-control groins along the
CELL TOWER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
applicant, it has come to my attention he further wishes to
gouge a successful applicant for an additional substantial
Gatehouse called the ordinance obstructionist and
written to profit Monroe.
He called for a repeal of the ordinance, but said he
would make the motion to do so in the near future.
Gatehouse said the 30-page ordinance for a city the
size of Bradenton Beach is unnecessary, and he included
as an example draft copies of city ordinances from Boston
and other areas.
Gatehouse also said Monroe's ordinance has been
challenged and defeated in courts in other states and is
setting up Bradenton Beach for similar litigation by cel-
lular communications companies, which are protected
under federal communication laws.
Gatehouse said AMI Radio, which operates a busi-
ness on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, hopes to put
up a 9-foot antenna to allow it to broadcast beyond the
current limited range, and the current ordinance has pro-
hibited AMI Radio from doing so. He said that for a small
business to meet the terms of the ordinance, it would cost
in excess of $25,000.
"For a small project such as WAMI, this is extremely
burdensome," said Gatehouse. "And the fees required to
satisfy Mr. Monroe would be crippling to a small busi-
Gatehouse said the city's ordinance is a "poor piece
of legislation" that complicates the process and possibly
violates federal law.
"It is my opinion there is a clear conflict of inter-
est here," he said. "And some are saying this situation
smacks of a back-room deal, blatant cronyism and does
not best serve the people or business community of this
Gatehouse called for a four-point solution.
Sever all ties with Monroe, issue a request for pro-
posal for a professional engineer, repeal the current ordi-
nance and "draft a new ordinance in keeping with the
national standards modified for our specific needs," he
Parks has accused the city of maneuvering outside
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personal contribution of $250.
Others contributing $100 or more to Grossman's
campaign are Ed Chiles of Anna Maria, Boyd Realty of
Anna Maria, John Patterson of Sarasota, Ron Travis of
Bradenton and Piero Rivolta of Sarasota.
As of Sept. 5, Haas-Martens reported $1,600 in cam-
paign contributions, including a $100 personal loan. Her
campaign contributors of $100 or more are Jean Taylor of
Lake Orion, Mich., and Helen Blaser, John Agnelli Con-
struction, Frank Davis, Jo Davis, Peter Mattina, Warren
Jarlath, Frank Leggio and Joseph Callaghan, all from
As of Aug. 9, Monetti reported only a $300 loan from
himself to his campaign.
As of Aug. 9, Bohnenberger reported a $200 personal
loan and $100 from former Commissioner Billie Martini
of Holmes Beach.
Monti reported $165 in contributions to Aug. 9, of
which $120 was a personal loan.
In the November 2011 city election, Johnston reported
a 28 percent turnout, with 984 of 3,515 registered voters
Voters then re-elected incumbents David Zaccagnino
and Pat Morton and newcomer Jean Peelen. Commis-
sioner Al Robinson and Andy Sheridan were unsuccessful
in their 2011 bids for office.
of the Florida Sunshine Law, but Gatehouse said the pre-
vious process was the one that did not receive proper
public scrutiny. His u','.,liin, would be done in the
open where it belongs, he said.
Gatehouse concluded by saying he would bring forth
motions on his tu''-iliin, at a future meeting.
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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 12, 2012 3 3
HB dedicates bench to worker
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger honored
the late Richard "Dick" Dotterweich at a Sept. 6 cere-
mony where the public works employee was remembered
fondly by friends and co-workers.
"It's been one year now," said Anita Dotterweich,
who had been married to Dick for 46 years when he died
Sept. 2. The ceremony took place at the park he'd main-
tained for the last eight years of his life.
"He was so great with people, and he loved this
island," she said.
The Holmes Beach Public Works Department was
Dotterweich's retirement job, she added.
Dotterweich previously was a design engineer for
Davy McKee and Jacobs Engineering. He worked as a
project manager and estimator, and also on the launch
towers at NASA, she said.
"He always had a smile on his face," said Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger. "He didn't want to stop doing the work
he loved, even when he was sick.
"He knew every blade of grass," on the city field he
maintained, and took great pride in the beauty of the city,
Larry Stokes and Mike Deal said they knew Dotter-
weich as one of a group known as the "Pier Regulars,"
friends who socialize at the Anna Maria City Pier. Stokes
said Dotterweich loved the outdoors and landscaping.
"He was a legend," said Dave McCormick, reminisc-
ing about how the Dotterweiches warmly welcomed him
and his wife to the island.
Dotterweich was born Sept. 1, 1944, in Pittsburgh.
He and Anita moved to Florida in the late 1970s
and resided in Lakeland before settling permanently in
Holmes Beach some 10 years ago.
Mr. Dotterweich was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran,
trained in mine demolition and helicopter support, and
was a member of the Anna Maria Moose Lodge No.
Public works foreman Wayne Vandermolen crafted
the plaque the city dedicated to Dotterweich, according
to Bohnenberger. The same words had been posted on a
sign near Dotterweich's desk.
Bohnenberger read aloud the plaque to all who had
gathered: "There will never be another man big enough
to fill such a small man's shoes."
1 resident Anita Dot-
terweich removes a
U.S. flag to reveal a
plaque on a bench in
the city pavilion at
59th Street and Flo-
tilla Drive in honor
of her late husband,
who worked for the
city's public works
announced the honor
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HB candidate seeks answers to overdevelopment
By Kathy Prucnell
Commission candidate Judy Holmes Titsworth is
looking for solutions to residential overdevelopment
in her push to improve building practices in Holmes
Titsworth met with Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and
public works superintendent Joe Duennes in late August
after researching nine residential properties undergoing
A kngitl) email on Sept. 4 summarized an Aug. 31
meeting with city officials on her most recent concerns
regarding how the city's land-development code was
being interpreted and applied to construction projects.
In her email, Titsworth identifies issues with new
construction and remodeling, including half finished
duplexes, encroachments in setbacks, short-term rental
parking, buffering requirements, stormwater retention
requirements and Federal Emergency Management
As to her observation of code violations, she asked,
"What happens now?
"It has been determined that we do currently have a
number of half-duplexes permitted and given a certificate
of occupancy in Holmes Beach," Titsworth stated.
City responds with policies
Land-development code policy changes are in the
works at Holmes Beach City Hall.
While some changes have been under consider-
ation for some time, others may have been prompted
by commission candidate Judy Holmes Titsworth.
Public works superintendent Joe Duennes wrote a
memo dated Aug. 30 in which he listed "new policies
to be added to the land development code at its next
New construction on duplex lots will require
simultaneous construction of both units through cer-
tificate of occupancy.
All structures must be shown on surveys and
plans at the time of permitting, including building
height, setbacks, pool, driveway and fences.
Living-unit to land coverage calculations will
be required on as-built surveys before certificates of
occupancy are issued.
Total impervious land coverage calculations must
be shown on surveys before certificates of occupancy
Duennes and Bohnenberger said they'd been work-
ing on drainage policy changes for some time, including
requiring on-site water retention of 1-inch minimum for
new construction on vacant lots; drainage plans with
erosion control permits before construction; and com-
pliance letters on drainage from engineers and survey-
ors before issuance of certificates of occupancy.
HB commissioner seeks input
Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen invites
residents to share ideas at her next Coffee with the Com-
missioner event 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Sept. 13, at
Paradise Cafe, 3210 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
At past coffees, residents have shared concerns about
flooding, city docks, historic homes and the large short-
term rental houses.
"What's next" is the topic of the next discussion.
For information, call Peelen at 941-896-5827.
Holmes Beach city commission candidate Judy Holmes
Titsworth maintains this duplex at 308 68th St. violates
setback rules. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
For the past decade, builders have been allowed to
construct two residences that look like single-family
homes on one duplex lot without the required 20-foot
spacer usually an underground footer connection.
Titsworth and others believe the city's minimum
spacing interpretation contributed to the proliferation of
the multi-story rentals in the past, leading to citizen com-
plaints about noise, garbage and parking that the com-
mission has been attempting to address with focus groups
and code changes this year.
In the email addressed to Bohnenberger and Duennes,
and copied to commission members, Titsworth asks ques-
tions for the city attorney.
Where the second home has not yet been built, she
asks whether it can be added, whether it will be required
to be attached to the existing unit's roof or by a parti-
tion wall. She also asks whether half-duplexes should be
reclassified as single-family homes.
Titsworth also questions about construction jobs
lacking drainage plans to address stormwater runoff, as
well as potential FEMA problems in Key Royale, where
she alleges compliance problems with the 50 percent rule
and the absence of V-zone breakaway walls and flow-
"If violations are found by FEMA, not only can the
city and its residents lose its flood insurance," Titsworth
wrote. "But all of the residents in the city can be fined as
a result of this lack of playing by the rules.
Her email also asks how setback encroachments will
In previous correspondence with city officials, she
identified two R-2 properties, one on 68th Street and one
on 74th Street, with third-floor side setback encroach-
She also noted front yard setback issues at the 68th
Street property, where 13 feet separates the building and
the street, a violation of the 20-foot front-yard setback
requirement that she says results in insufficient parking
areas for the two five-bedroom units.
At the most recent commission meeting, Bohnen-
berger denied there were setback violations. He said
Titsworth provided examples, not specific cases in her
previous email. However, after the meeting, Titsworth
disagreed with Bohnenberger's assessment, saying she
had named actual violations.
After the meeting, Bohnenberger said that while Tits-
worth has valuable contributions to make to the city, he
believes new homes have been built according to code.
Front room and retail area renova-
tions are under way at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society
A Museum, 402 Pine Ave, Anna Maria.
The outdoor park and jail areas will
remain open during the remodel,
which will include new flooring,
paint and small repairs in the main
display room, according to AMIHS
president Maureen McCormick. The
museum is expected to reopen in late
October, but McCormick said plans
to host a September Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce recep-
tion and events associated with the
chamber's Bayfest in October will
not be affected by the remodel.
He also acknowledged that if a home was mistakenly
given a certificate of occupancy and had a violation, such
as the setback, the liability lies with the city, not the hom-
"Some of it I agree with," Duennes said of the Tits-
worth memo. "Some of it I don't."
Bohnenberger said he will be issuing a state-of-
the-city report at the end of September that will further
address some of Titsworth's issues.
Titsworth is a candidate for city commissioner in the
Nov. 6 election, and owns Shoreline Builders with her
Marvin Grossman also is a candidate for the com-
mission, along with incumbents John Monetti and Sandy
Titsworth's email comes on the heels of resident
Mary Buonagura's release of a brief Aug. 28 memoran-
dum that summarized her findings from a public records
request and a review of some 25 properties under con-
Buonagura claims to have uncovered missing and
incomplete inspection reports in some construction. She
labeled it an "egregious lack of enforcement by the city,"
but provided few details and no addresses of the subject
Similar problems were identified in Commissioner
Jean Peelen's Crisis in Holmes Beach Aug. 14 report,
which pointed to a "lax" land-development code and
blamed a builder, rental agents, the building department
and inspector, as well as most of the city commission for
creating an out-of-state, investor-driven rental market.
'This election cycle is so ugly," said Bohnenberger.
'That they're attacking city employees, it makes me think
they don't have anything constructive to say."
Bohnenberger also is facing re-election in November
and has a challenger for his seat, Carmel Monti.
Anna Maria City
Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m., environmental enhancement
and education committee.
Sept. 13, 6 p.m., work session.
Sept 17, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Sept. 19, 6 p.m., final budget hearing.
Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m., charter.
Sept. 27, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m., commission single item.
Sept. 18, 9 a.m., land-development code joint work
Sept. 19, 1 p.m., Community Redevelopment
Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m., capital improvement projects.
Sept. 19, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
Sept. 19, 5:15 p.m., final budget hearing.
Sept. 20, noon, city pier team.
Sept. 20, 1 p.m., city commission.
Sept. 25,2 p.m., land-development code joint work-
shop rescheduled to Sept. 25, 9 a.m.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., final budget hearing.
Sept. 25, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
Sept. 25, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
Sept. 20, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
Sept. 24,9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus,
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 12, 2012 U 5
Request to vacate Bradenton Beach property raises concern
By Mark Young
The very mention of vacating city property raised
eyebrows and concern levels Sept. 6 at the Bradenton
Beach City Commission meeting.
Suzette Buchan requested the city vacate a 4-foot-
wide, 65-foot-long section of city property at 26th Street
North because a 1930s city land survey incorrectly identi-
fied her home's location at 2518 Gulf Drive N. as private
property, even though 40 feet of the building encroaches
on city property.
Buchan said she purchased the home last year and
the issue was not discovered until she began the process
of trying to finance a renovation.
The Sandpiper Resort situation quickly came to mind
and is a touchy subject since a lawsuit filed by Holmes
Beach against Bradenton Beach over a vacated street is
making its way through the courthouse. And Sandpiper
is just one block from Buchan.
"Could we be setting ourselves up for something like
that?" asked Commissioner Gay Breuler.
City attorney Ricinda Perry said it was not a con-
"Here we are dealing with a 4-foot section," she said.
"It is very different. It's an apples to oranges example."
City planner Alan Garrett had no objections to the
city vacating the property, but added two stipulations to
which Buchan has agreed.
Buchan will provide landscaping for the remaining
city property and will pay for a walkover to provide better
access to the Gulf beach on the adjacent right of way.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said he is not a fan of
giving away city property.
"In the event of a natural disaster or if it just falls
down one day, I would like to see that the property is
quitclaimed back to the city and a new building built back
into the actual footprint," he said. "I'm not in favor of
vacating city property, although this has very extenuating
Buchan said she had no problem with Gatehouse's
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler studies
survey drawings that show a property owner's home
sits on city right of way that was mistakenly surveyed
in the 1930s. The homeowner is asking the city to
vacate the property. Islander Photo: Mark Young
request, as long as the city made it a policy.
"Whatever the policy the city wants to make and if
we are the precedent setting that policy, I'm happy to
be a part of that," she said. "But I don't think there was
language like that in any other vacations, so I don't want
to be singled out. I would like some consistency from the
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh agreed with Buchan,
adding she would oppose Gatehouse's 'u,'. I i'On of
adding language that only would apply to Buchan.
Stephen Thompson, a principal in the Bradenton law
firm of Najmy Thompson, PL., representing the nearby
beachfront Anna Maria Island Club condominiums on
26th Street North, objected to the city allowing the vaca-
tion to occur.
"When you take a look at the survey, it's only 45 feet
in length," he said. "Why do they need the extra space?
It appears they are asking for 20 feet more."
Thompson questioned the vacation application,
saying a better survey was needed. He also said residents
of the Anna Maria Island Club had not received proper
notice of a public hearing and could not understand the
legal description of the property as it was written.
"We do not support the vacation of any portion of this
unless it can be demonstrated that all they are wanting is
the portion of the building, but I don't see that," he said.
'This is a public right of way and shouldn't be given up
for private profit."
Garrett said Buchan notified 298 individuals of the
application and, "If Mr. Thompson would like, we could
show him how to read the legal description."
Garrett confirmed the 40-foot building encroachment,
adding the additional 20 feet is to allow for walking-
around room and for landscape improvements.
Breuler moved to approve the resolution to vacate
the property, which passed 4-1. Gatehouse voted against
A right-of-way use permit to satisfy Garrett's stipula-
tions also was brought to the dais, with Buchan agreeing
to the terms to landscape the remaining portion of the
city's right of way and construct a dune walkover.
Thompson once again objected, citing notice was not
properly provided to the condominium residents and he
objected to the overall process.
'This has been kind of sprung on us," he said.
Perry interjected, saying the public hearing was
requested as a courtesy, but was not required.
"A right-of-way permit is administrative in nature,"
she said. "When I hear them t'u .-. I there's been no
notice or no ample opportunity to present their opinion,
that is not a requirement. This doesn't even have to be a
Garrett said his door is always open to address citizen
"We have an open-door policy and we would be more
than happy to sit down N illi ni ighlbors," he said. "We are
here to work with everyone in the city."
Breuler motioned to approve the right-of-way permit,
which passed 5-0.
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6 E SEPT. 12, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Falling for fall
The weather gods were smiling on Anna Maria
Island for the past weekend and a few days this week. The
relief was evident on the thermometer with temps that
for the first time in months stayed below 90, thanks to a
cold front that bi lug-htu i h it some small, quick-moving
thunderstorms and relief for lawns and landscaping.
But don't be fooled. It's not yet fall, and the cold
front that brought the relief is not the sign of an early
season change. Fall officially begins with the autumnal
equinox at 10:49 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
That's when day and night are almost equal 12
hours although the actual time of equal day and night,
in the Northern Hemisphere, occurs a few days later. And
as this occurs, the sun will cross the celestial equator,
rising exactly due east and setting exactly due west.
It won't necessarily mean fall weather will continue
here, because as those who enjoy many years of year-
round island living know, it's pretty darn hot most years
all through October.
But it is pleasing to know, for folks who like things
equal, even, level and, well, perfect, that the hours in
the day even out with night and the sunrise over Perico
Island will be due east while the sun will set 12 hours
later due west over the Gulf of Mexico.
The Old Farmer's Almanac includes a short, fitting
poem on fall by Sarah Morgan Bran Piatt:
"It is the summer's great last heat,
"It is the fall's first chill: They meet."
For folks from the north who look forward to the
changing colors of leaves to signal autumn's arrival, we
too have subtle reminders of the season's change.
Fall signals the return of snowbirds. After a boom-
ing summer of tourism, a relatively quiet September
will be followed in October by the trickle of "winter
friends" from northern states.
Once thought to be six-monthers, folks who spent
most of the fall and winter months in Florida, migra-
tory people lovingly called snowbirds support the local
economy in ways short-term visitors can not.
Snowbirds bring pets and visit the vet, and stay long
enough to use services and make home improvements
contribute to churches and community organizations,
the arts and, of course, dine and shop local.
Snowbirds that come to Anna Maria Island may be
giving way to newer tourism short-term family and
group stays in order to save on accommodation costs,
so the longer-staying birds may become more rare.
But as long as they walk like a duck, talk like a duck
and spend money like a duck, tourists are here to stay.
We welcome fall on Anna Maria Island.
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As a recovering heart patient, my therapy includes
walking the path along the Gulf of Mexico at Gulffront
Park in Anna Maria. An exception to the many rental
homes is one at 101 Willow Ave., where green landscap-
ing is surrounded by a white picket fence.
This older home is being renovated to keep its his-
torical features, while adding a new roofline. It is an
oasis in a desert of stacked, compacted homes.
Kudos to Shawn and Jennifer Kaleta for restor-
ing the former Moss home for use as their family resi-
As a Willow Avenue neighbor, I thank the Kaletas
for renovating rather than demolishing the home, which
sits on three lots. My wife and I were shocked to learn
Anna Maria posted a stop-work order on their renova-
Would the city rather see more rentals and fewer
Speaking as President Ronald Reagan did at the
Berlin Wall, I say to the city, "Remove the stop work
order and let the renovations be completed."
Dale Higinbotham, Anna Maria
Public servants questioned
I would like to comment on the Aug. 28 city com-
No one has come forward with any substantiation
of Jean Peelen's report having inaccuracies. Yet she
was threatened by Shawn Kaleta's attorney with slander
Judy Titsworth's questions to the mayor were not
merely "examples" of anything. They were specific
questions on infractions for which she wanted answers,
but the mayor brushed them aside as "examples," what-
ever that means.
The appointment of Bob Shaffer as trainee to
become a code enforcement officer is a direct conflict
of interest. He has been an employee of the building
department and has approved many projects, and now
we are to expect him to oversee code enforcement?
Scott Rudacille was selected to serve on the plan-
ning committee for the city. I u'LI*.CL you look at the
resumes of both Mr. Rudacille and Mrs. Barbara Hines,
available at the city hall. There is no comparison as to
experience in the relevant fields for this position.
And, by the way, Mr. Rudacille is legal council for
Frank Agnelli, who has had repeat building code infrac-
tions on record at city hall. This is an obvious and clear
conflict of interest.
Where is the accountability from our public ser-
Carmel Monti, Holmes Beach, candidate for
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Sandra McDonald: I would go along with it, but
after 5 when younger children are off the beach.
Marsha Bard: That's all we need, more liquor at
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sunset and drive home. Nix this idea before it gets more
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patio, This would encourage adults to have a seat drink
a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset. Who knows they
may even have a snack too, all the while putting money
into the Beach. Don't be so closed minded about every-
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issue of The Islander
.. Island Middle School principal Jean Shell asked
Sm the school's board of directors to inquire to the Mana-
tee County School District about adding a high school
is pfor 2003-04. Shell said the school, still in its first
Charter year, had space at Island Baptist Church to
accommodate a high school. Board attorney Chuck
S Webb said he would look into the matter.
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Com-
mittee had little enthusiasm for a proposal from the
Florida Department of Transportation to erect five
interchangeable message signs along State Road 789/
Gulf Drive and East Bay Drive. DOT official Brent
AR Wiggins said the signs would provide information
that would eliminate much of the confusion motorists
ONL Nhave when driving on Anna Maria Island, particularly
During the winter season. Mike Guy of the Sarasota/
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization said
-he understood the signs would be erected on Cortez
'4Road and Manatee Avenue, not on the island, and
they would be portable. Guy said he would check
with DOT officials in Bartow about the proposal.
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BACVB rebrands to attract more conventions, sport events
By Rick Catlin
There's a new brand in town and the newly renamed
BradentonArea Convention Center fits in with rebranding
of the area by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visi-
tors Bureau. The rebranding is to highlight the conven-
tion center and the sports and entertainment complexes
offered in east Manatee County.
At a dedication ceremony Sept. 11 for renaming the
25-year-old convention center from the Manatee Conven-
tion Center to the Bradenton Area Convention Center,
BACVB executive director Elliott Falcione said the
recently completed $6.5 million center renovation has
resulted in a first-class facility.
"This greatly improved facility will allow us to better
compete for the meetings business and hopefully attract
new interest in building a convention center hotel adja-
cent to the center," he said.
The Bradenton area loses a lot of convention and
business exchange business because it lacks a first-class
convention hotel, he explained.
The convention center can now handle full entertain-
ment shows and plays, or be arranged to accommodate
a wedding reception, private party and a business con-
ference all at the same time. A convention hotel will fit
By Rick Catlin
The inaugural Sustainable and Authentic Florida con-
ference on tourism presented by the Anna Maria Island
Preservation Trust now has less than 50 reservations
available. The Oct. 17-19 event will be headquartered in
Anna Maria, with an attendance expected to cap at 250.
Conference director Herb Hiller, who started the East
Coast Greenway Alliance, said he knows people like to
wait until the last minute to make a reservation, but he
cautioned that he's heard from a number of people plan-
ning to attend who have not yet made a reservation. He
said he hopes this doesn't create a logjam a week before
the conference begins.
Interest in the conference is running high, and Hiller
said he has hired three part-time staff to facilitate logistics
Hiller said Anna Maria Island was chosen as the site
for the first conference because of its efforts to sustain
tourism without the panic -i_',lith seen on other Florida
islands, its use of recyclable items that have less impact
on the environment and for its commitment to maintain-
ing its "old Florida charm and look."
He noted Anna Maria Island made one of the greatest
decisions in sustaining its way of life back in the 1970s
after two six-story condominium projects were built in
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nicely with the rebranding effort, Falcione said.
Perhaps it's a bit like a reversal of the Kevin Cost-
ner baseball movie "Field of Dreams," when James Earl
Jones says "If you build it, he will come."
At least Bradenton is not in the middle of a Iowa corn
field and Falcione is hoping they will build on the hotel
and the rebrand, and that more people will come.
With officials and residents of the three island cities
vowing not to become another Clearwater Beach or
Marco Island, restrictions on the height of new construc-
tion to three stories were passed across the board.
Now there are no high-rise buildings blocking any-
one's view of the Gulf of Mexico, said Sissy Quinn,
director of the Anna Maria Island Historic Preservation
Hiller said the greatest thing about tourism to the
island is that the residents had a say in planning for the
future to retain the old Florida atmosphere.
He said the conference will focus on sustainability
that calls for conserving non-renewable resources, coping
with climate change and to slow down the "globalization
of everyday living."
Delegates also will look at redefining what consti-
tutes a good life and look for alternatives to "conspicuous
consumption," Hiller said.
The idea is to give people authentic places to visit,
not man-made theme parks and attractions that consume
vast amounts of resources.
Delegates from as far away as the Panhandle and the
Florida Keys will attend.
For more information or to register, go to the website
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With the ambiance of Anna Maria Island and Long-
boat Key, and the upscale retail outlets in Lakewood
Ranch, Falcione said he believes there are opportunities
in east Manatee County for sports business.
A recent soccer tournament in Manatee County drew
more than 7,000 people and a rowing regatta held in con-
junction with Sarasota County attracted about the same
number for four days. Falcione sees benefits to cooperat-
ing with Sarasota County on many events.
The sports event business brings a lot of people who
need a lot of rooms and a lot of restaurants. Rebranding
is a way to get them to come to Bradenton, Falcione
He observed that's they type of business the Bra-
denton Area Convention Center can attract with the right
brand and the right hotel.
Rebranding to highlight other things to do in Mana-
tee County will help the entire Bradenton-area tourism
industry, Falcione said.
"We can focus on new markets and strategies, and
this puts us in competition with all those destinations that
don't have gorgeous beaches as well," he said.
The rebranding effort includes a new website -
www.bradentongulfislands.com Falcione said.
A lot of people have heard of Bradenton, the Gulf
of Mexico and Florida's popular barrier islands, but few
have ever heard of Manatee. Getting the Bradenton name
out to the traveling public is just part of the rebranding
process, he explained.
Following dedication of the Bradenton Area Conven-
tion Center, attendees were given a tour of the facility,
which now has more than 60,000 square feet for conven-
tions, meetings, parties and other events.
It's large and modern enough to host a full-fledged
musical show and revue, Falcione said.
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AM code, MCSO teaming against illegal rentals
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria code enforcement officers and Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office deputy Steve Ogline, who
is assigned to the MCSO-Anna Maria substation, have
begun targeting vacation rental owners for failure to have
proper licenses or violating city codes.
One of the first properties targeted by Ogline is 211
Willow Ave., where the city has sent owners Alison Boak
and Allan Weinstein a notice to bring the property into
compliance by eliminating a downstairs living area.
Ogline, meanwhile, has been working to identify
properties that lack a vacation rental license from the
Florida Department of Business Regulation, and 211
Willow is on the list.
He contacted rental agent Jan Callaghan and informed
her a DBPR license is needed for the property.
In his letter to Callaghan, Ogline says it has "nothing
to do with any taxes that are to be paid for the home being
used as a rental property. You will still need to comply
with whatever that entails."
He asked Callaghan to inform him when the proper
application is sent to the DBPR or when the license is
obtained. "That would be great," he said.
The deputy stressed he is trying to cooperate with
rental agents and homeowners, but he did copy his inves-
tigation report to Anna Maria code enforcement.
Ogline was given authority by Sgt. Dave Turner,
head of the MCSO-Anna Maria substation, to seek out
properties that do not have required state licenses.
On the code issues, building official Bob Welch said
he usually gives owners 30 days to comply before re-
inspecting the property.
If a property is still not up to code, Welch can issue a
citation requiring an appearance before the city's special
Ogline and the city's code enforcement officers are
working separately but doing their best not to step on the
Ogline has 12 properties to investigate to deter-
mine if they have the required DBPR license, but he
asked code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon if she's
had any contact with the DBPR regarding a license or
if she's been in touch with the property owner or rental
"I wanted to run them by you first" to avoid any
overlap, Ogline said in a memo.
Rathvon is on vacation and could not be reached for
Welch said one of the city code enforcement offi-
cers will check the list to determine if any complaints
have been received about those particular properties, or
if they violate any city code. Code enforcement will not
be checking to see if the resort taxes or sales taxes are
The resort tax is the 5 percent charged on rentals in
Manatee County of six months or less. The sales tax is the
6.5 percent charged on all rentals, regardless of length.
Sue Sinquefield of the Manatee County Tax Collec-
tor's resort tax collections division said she could not
give out the names of owners or managers not paying the
resort or sales tax, but said code enforcement agencies
would have such authorization.
The house at 211 Willow, Anna Maria, is listed as a
vacation rental, but the advertisement for the property
lists downstairs activities and living, a violation of
Anna Maria code. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Sinquefield said any property owner or rental agent
out of compliance with payment of the resort tax would
have to pay the past due money and possibly a fine. Addi-
tionally, the owner's name would be given to the Florida
Department of Revenue.
By Rick Catlin
At the Anna Maria Historical Preservation Commit-
tee meeting Sept. 4, some members suggested a majority
of city commissioners only appear interested in a volun-
tary ordinance to maintain a ground-floor structure, not
a mandatory ordinance.
At the meeting, member George Barford said he's
confused about the purpose of the committee.
That came after city commissioners at their Aug. 23
meeting lifted the administrative moratorium on demo-
lition of one-story houses and decided not to pursue an
ordinance limiting destruction of older homes.
Commissioner SueLynn, liaison to the committee,
said the commission wants the committee to continue to
develop an ordinance, but wants to be sure homeowners
can't be coerced into following the ordinance.
She said the historical preservation ordinance has
always been voluntary.
The ordinance would designate certain ground-level
structures in the city as historical, which would allow
those homeowners to apply for certain exemptions from
Federal Emergency Management Agency flood-plain
regulations regarding renovations and remodeling.
But Barford said he wasn't so sure about that and
wanted guidance from the commission.
Committee Chair Sissy Quinn said the purpose of the
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Anna Maria Commissioner SueLynn, who spear-
headed the commission effort to find vacation rentals
using the ground floor as a living area and to identify
nuisance properties, said the cooperation is a "good first
step" but there is long way to go.
"We welcome tourism. We just want to protect our
old Florida atmosphere and ensure we can keep it for
future generations," she said.
An estimated 700 vacation rental properties are in
Anna Maria. The database kept by Ogline and the code
enforcement office has slightly more than 500 properties
and owners listed, Rathvon has said.
Ogline has sent letters to owners of all the properties
on his list. The list came from his database of Anna Mafia
property owners who list their home as a vacation rental,
but apparently do not have a DBPR license.
The list of properties Ogline is investigating to deter-
mine if the owner or property manager holds the proper
DBPR licenses are:
214 Palmetto Ave.
208 Palm Ave.
411 Alamanda Road.
227 Willow Ave.
10107 Gulf Drive
510 South Drive.
123 Hammock Road
314 Tarpon St.
798 North Shore Drive.
853 North Shore Drive.
211 Willow Ave.
11101 Gulf Drive and 11103 Gulf Drive. Ogline
noted the owners applied for the wrong type of license
and are amending their application.
ordinance all along has been not to tell a homeowner what
to do with a property, just provide options to preserve the
ground-level homes from disappearing in the city.
"Our purpose is to lay down some reasons why a
single-level home is historical," Quinn said.
Member Gene Aubry wondered if Anna Maria is
going to remain a historical village, or "is that going
down the drain?"
Aubry suggested the city revise its code. He wanted
to know if the intention is to preserve one-level homes
with guarantees or not.
Quinn responded the city has to "find the middle
ground. Let's study the Boynton Beach historical ordi-
nance and come back to our next meeting and go line-
by-line with what we like or dislike."
City planner Alan Garrett said the idea of a historical
preservation ordinance is to save homes through building
incentives and possibly tax incentives.
The committee voted 6-1 to continue with writing
the ordinance, with Aubry voting no.
Quinn said the committee can draft an ordinance in
one meeting if everyone does their homework. Garrett
will provide copies of the Boynton Beach ordinance to
"Read it, go over it, make your changes, come to the
meeting and we'll get it done," Quinn said.
The committee will next meet at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
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The Manatee Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and
Lodging Association will soon hold its Fourth Annual
Chowdown for Charity to support culinary education and
feed the hungry.
Guests are invited to meet 10 top chefs and some
up-and-coming student chefs 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25,
at Riverhouse Banquets and Weddings, 955 Riverside
The restaurants chefs will face competitive judging
by Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston, State Sen. Mike
Bennett, Bay News 9 anchor Summer Smith and WCTQ
disc jockey, Maverick Johnson.
The competition will include desserts prepared by culi-
nary students from Manatee Technical Institute, Manatee
and Southeast high schools and the USF Sarasota-Manatee
College of Hospitality and T >. li h > ,y.1
Chefs Tommy Klauber of Pattigeorge's and Polo
Grill and Ray Arpke of Euphemia Haye will judge the
The event raises funds to help Manatee County culi-
nary students become job-ready, while also providing
life and job skills. A portion of the funds raised will be
donated to the Food Bank of Manatee.
"Our Fourth Annual Chowdown for Charity promises
to be our best ever," said Manatee Chapter FRLA board
president Fred Hurley.
"We have 10 of the finest restaurants, four schools
participating and the greatest group of judges anywhere.
Where else can you go and be treated to the best fare
while supporting our youth? This is a not-to-miss event,"
Susan Kopstad is the event's chair.
"Our community's culinary students have so much
talent and promise. I firmly believe it's vital to support
them and their pursuits of careers in the hospitality field,"
Tickets start at $30.
For tickets and more information, call 941-545-3620
or go online at www.eventbrite.com/event/4256350860.
Thursday, Sept. 13
10 a.m.-noon, Coffee with Commissioner Jean Peelen, Para-
dise Cafe, 3210 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
Noon, St. Bernard Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women
luncheon, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
6-8 p.m., Bridge Street Merchant's Thirsty Thursdays-Fish
Hole Miniature Golf 50/50 Blackjack Tournament, The Fish Hole,
115 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3388.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club, Dennis Maley guest
speaker, Beachhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-779-0564.
Monday, Sept. 17
1 p.m., Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, Bradenton Central
Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 941-794-
Tuesday, Sept. 18
8:15 p.m., World War II Veterans Honor Flight Welcome
Home, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport baggage
claim, 14700 Terminal Blvd., Clearwater. Information: 813-842-
Tuesday through Oct. 2, Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines,
free vocal lessons, Bradenton Christian School, 3304 43rd Street
W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-6222.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 7 a.m., weather permitting,
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring, Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 248-
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Columnist to speak
at Dem meeting
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet
at noon Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the BeachHouse Restau-
rant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Online Bradenton Times editor and columnist Dennis
Maley will be the guest speaker.
Maley follows politics and economics in his bi-
weekly column and his work has appeared in regional
and national publications.
Before becoming a journalist, Maley served as a cap-
tain in the U.S. Army and heavyweight boxer, and later
turned to professional boxing as a career.
Everyone is invited. No reservations are needed.
Lunch is $12 for members and $15 for non-mem-
For more information, call club president Harry
Kamberis at 941-779-0564.
Thirsty Thursday tourney
will benefit ACS
The Fish Hole Miniature Golf is hosting a 50/50
blackjack tournament during the Bridge Street Mer-
chant's Thirsty Thursdays.
Between 6-8 p.m., the weekly event will feature
rounds of 21 at the The Fish Hole, 115 Bridge St., Bra-
There is a $6 entry fee per round.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American
For more information, call 941-778-3388 or go
St. Bernard council to meet
The St. Bernard Catholic Church Council of Catholic
Women will meet for lunch at noon Thursday, Sept. 13, in
the church activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
The St. Bernard CCW welcomes returning members,
and invites all interested to come out, learn about the
group and meet new friends.
For more information, call 941-778-4769.
*Thursdays through Dec. 20, except Thanksgiving, 10:30 a.m.,
Make a Child Smile story and craft hour, Tingley Memorial Library,
111 2nd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.
Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Thirsty Thursdays, hosted by Bridge
Street Merchants, The Fish Hole, Bradenton Beach, Information:
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit
Roser Food Pantry at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and bou-
tiques. Information: 941-896-3132.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
Sept. 21, Artists reception, Ringling College ofArt and Design
alumni Mark Humphrey and Dustin Juengel, Longboat Key Center
for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information:
Sept. 24, 13th Annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce Lucky 13 Golf Outing for Scholarships, Bradenton Country
Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-
224-1337 or 941-284-2523.
Oct. 7, History of Bowed String Instruments, free concert
and lecture, Allegro Music Academy, 241 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota.
Oct. 25, Fourth Annual Chowdown for Charity, Florida Res-
taurant and Lodging Association Manatee Chapter, Riverhouse Ban-
quets and Weddings, 955 Riverside Drive, Palmetto. Information:
Save the Date
Nov. 3, Nautical and Landlubber Treasure Show, Anna Maria
Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton.
Nov. 11, Popular Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Classics. Fee applies.
Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sara-
sota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thomp-
son Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.
Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description
and a contact via e-mail and phone.
Island Shopping Center 5418 Marina Dr Holmes Beach
(intersection of gulf and marina) 941.778.2169
Cancer survivor offers supportive, healing arts
By Kathy Prucnell
"I'm a cancer survivor myself," says Jane Ogden, a
clinical social worker at Anna Maria Island Community
On her own, she used art, guided visualization and
journaling to battle the stress and uncertainty of cancer,
and now she hopes to share this holistic approach with
survivors on Anna Maria Island.
From 6-8:30 p.m. every other Thursday beginning
Sept. 20, Ogden will facilitate "The Hero's Journey
-Expressive Arts Group for Cancer Survivors" at the
center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Ogden has wanted to lead such a class, she says, since
Anna Maria Island Community Center social worker
Jane Ogden shows examples of healing arts, such as
mandalas, masks and collages, she will share among
cancer survivors at a new class beginning Sept. 20, at
the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander
Photo: Kathy Prucnell
Artists featured at Longboat
Key Center reception
Ringling College of Art and Design alumni Mark
Humphrey and Dustin Juengel will be featured at an artist
reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Long-
boat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S.,
Humphrey's gravity defying sculptures and Juengel's
large-scale oil paintings are being featured in two summer
exhibits -A Mighty Light Flight in the Center's Durante
Gallery and Light Might Fly in the Cultural Media Room
- that run until Oct. 5.
Reservations are required for the reception.
For more information and reservations, call 941-383-
2345 or go online at lbkca.ringling.edu.
taking art and healing classes at Ringling College of Art
and Design, Sarasota, after earning her master's degree
in social work from the University of South Florida in
She spent four years working for Tidewell-Hospice
and Palliative Care, where she used expressive arts as a
children's grief counselor.
Similarly with the center classes, she will be using
expressive art, but with adults who have gone through
any type of cancer. Emphasizing no art experience is nec-
essary to participate at the center, Ogden says the group
will be using "very simple art forms."
She says it's "more of a support group. Sharing and
supporting each other. It can be very therapeutic the
art itself and being with other people."
I call it the healing arts because we're dealing with
people who have been through an illness," says Ogden.
"But it's expressive arts, too. Expressive arts are tra-
ditional arts, like painting, drawing, or it can be working
with clay, writing and music," she says.
"It's really about the process, not the product," she
The group will begin with collages in the first
From her experience with group-guided meditation
and art, she says "a lot of times really deep things come
up," which are helpful to the healing process.
"We forget how it is to play. While working on this
kind of art, you kind of forget everything else," she
Ogden has other art projects in mind, but says future
class projects will depend on the group's interests.
Other projects may be mandalas, circles with sym-
metrical patterns, which can be colored, painted or drawn.
Psychoanalyst Carl Jung was said to have created manda-
las as a way of expressing one's spirituality, she says.
"There's a process called touch drawing, using tissue
paper and plastic over paint," Ogden says of another pos-
sible project. "It can be amazing what you come up with
Community art, where everyone contributes to an art
piece and passes it around a circle, is another idea. 'Then,
everyone ends up with a piece with something in which
everyone has had a part," she explained.
Ogden explains she derived the group's name from
a book "Hero With a Thousand Faces" by philosopher
"A hero's journey" is a term used in the book as the
author explores a common story pattern, a call to adven-
ture, a road of trials, goals, self-knowledge and a return
to bestow it upon others.
Ogden believes "a hero's journey" is a metaphor for
life, as well as for those battling cancer.
"For me it's been a journey of personal growth," find-
ing strength and becoming a better person, she says.
"It's for people who have been through cancer at
any stage of the journey. It's a way of helping them deal
with not just the physical aspects, but there's also some
emotional and spiritual aspects left behind," she says.
The cost is $10 per session, and includes materials
and a light snack.
For more information, call 941-778-1908 or email
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Pierce Combs, Fun Map
Pierce Combs, known to many on Anna Maria Island
as "The Fun Map Man," died Sept. 4 in Bradenton. He
was bom Feb. 18, 1946, in Lakeland, Fla., and was raised
in West Orange, N.J.
Mr. Combs attended Montreat Anderson College
where he was influenced by a chance friendship with
Billy Graham. After graduating from Old Dominion in
1969 on a tennis scholarship, he played professional
tennis for several years before embarking on a successful
career in sales and marketing for more than 40 years.
He married his wife Libby in Annapolis, Md., in
1991 and they honeymooned by cruising on their boat,
the Pretty Birtie, to Anna Maria Island, falling in love
with the old Florida-Gulf coast lifestyle and settling
Mr. Combs created the Anna Maria Island Fun Map
in 2002, something he enjoyed because, to quote Pierce,
"of all the wonderful friends he was able to meet."
A memorial service is being planned. Memorial
donations may be made to Camp Kittatinny, where Mr.
Combs spent his childhood summers from 1956 to 1966
as camper and counselor. His influence at Camp Kit-
tatinny was important and his memory lives on in the
people he touched at camp. Donations may be made to
Camp Kittatinny, 1035 Fairview Lake Road, Newton NJ
Mr. Combs is survived by wife Libby, and daughters
Kelly of St. Petersburg and Bonnie of Fredericksburg,
Va., and many friends.
Jack Cedar, 97, of Bradenton, died Aug. 18. He
moved to the area 40 years ago from Detroit.
Mr. Cedar was owner of Orion Automotive Corpora-
tion in Michigan and owned Cedar Cove Motel in Holmes
Beach. He was a founder of the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce.
Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hos-
pice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota FL 34238. Covell
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cedar is survived by daughters Carol Cobb of
Bradenton and Cheryl Altobello of Houghton, Mich.;
seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two great-
great grandchildren; nephews William Cedar and George
Cedar; and niece Marlene Galuszka.
Alice S. Deam
Alice S. Deam, 86, of Bradenton, died Sept. 2. She
was born Dec. 12, 1925. She came to Anna Maria Island
in 1960 with her husband, Dr. John H. Deam, who started
his practice that year in October and retired in the late
1980s. The Deam family lived on Anna Maria Island for
She graduated from West Chester
University in Philadelphia in 1946 and
taught elementary school in both Penn-
sylvania and Florida. She was married
in 1951 in Philadelphia and relocated in
1960 to Anna Maria Island. She was a
Deam member of Roser Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria Island Historical
Society, Key Royale Club and Manatee County Medical
Alliance. She loved to travel, enjoyed playing bridge and
socializing with friends.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 8, at the
Roser Chapel, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
Mrs. Deam is survived by her husband of 61 years,
John; children David, M.D. and wife Gail, of Brooksville,
Fla., Donna and husband James Hitchings, of London,
England, Douglas, D.M.D., and wife Ann, of Miami; and
Debra and wife Bill Sanders of Bradenton; six grandchil-
dren; two great-grandchildren; and brother Alfred B. and
wife Nina Strickler Jr., of Columbus, Ohio
Mary Virginia (Armstrong) Ridgdill, 91, of Braden-
ton and Anna Maria, died Sept. 3. She was born in Bra-
denton to the late George David and Margaret (Notestein)
Mrs. Ridgdill attended Bradenton High School and
Tennessee Wesleyan College. She was a life-long member
Sof the First Presbyterian Church where
she was active in the Homebuilders
Class and Women's Circles. She was
one of the organizers of the Original
Thirteen, now Reinaunce, a high school
service club for young women.
Ridgdill She was married almost 70 years to
the late Paul Ridgdill.
After raising her family, she helped manage the
family business, Ridgdill Plumbing, which had been
founded by her father. She assumed the management of
the business for many years after her husband's retire-
ment and retired herself in the early 1990s.
Mrs. Ridgdill's contributions to her community and
family were remarkable.
Visitation was held Saturday, Sept. 8, at Shannon
Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. A private service is being held later. Memorial
donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church,
410 15th St. W., Bradenton FL34205. Condolences may
be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
Mrs. Ridgdill is survived by four daughters and their
husbands, Sandra and David Livingston, Patty and Dave
Hall, Rosemary and Ron Carlson, and Barbara and David
Bjorklund; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and
caregiver Bernadette Lauck.
Joyce Ilene Shannon
Joyce Ilene Shannon, 90, of Holmes Beach, died
Sept. 5. She was born April 5, 1922, in Bonner Springs,
Ms. Shannon was a graduate of Teachers College in
Kansas and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.
She taught first- through eighth-grade for two years in a
one-room schoolhouse in Kansas. She then joined the U.S.
Navy WAVES during World War II.
Ms. Shannon was a part-time islander since coming
from Kansas in 1944, and a permanent resident since
1964, coming from New York. She worked as advertising
manager for the Madison Drug & Liquor Co. in Tampa
for 10 years, advertising manager of Rexall-Liggett's
southeast chain of stores, art director of National Bellas
Hess of New York City, and as a real estate broker and
associate on Anna Maria Island since 1965.
She was a member of the American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post 24 of Bradenton.
A funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at
Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton, with final honors by the U.S. Navy.
Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be
made to the Southeastern Guide Dogs Association, 4210
77th St. E., Palmetto FL 34221.
Ms. Shannon is survived by her cousins.
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Map Man" passed away
on September 4, 2012 in
Bradenton. Born Feb. 18,
1946, in Lakeland, Fla.,
and raised in West Orange,
N.J., he attended Montreat
Anderson College where
he was influenced by a
chance friendship with
Billy Graham. After graduating from Old Dominion in
1969 on a tennis scholarship, he played professional
tennis for several years before embarking on a
successful career in sales and marketing for over 40
years. He married his wife Libby in Annapolis, Md., in
1991 and they honeymooned by cruising on their boat,
the Pretty Birtie, to Anna Maria Island, falling in love
with the old Florida Gulf Coast lifestyle and settling
here. He created the Anna Maria Island Fun Map in
2002, something he enjoyed very much because, to
quote Pierce, "of all the wonderful friends he was
able to meet." As a lifelong Christian, spreading the
word of the Lord, his loving spirit and inspirational
messages touched the hearts and lives of many
fulfilling his commitment to "always wanting to help
and serve the community." Pierce is survived by his
loving wife, Libby, daughters Kelly of St. Petersburg
and Bonnie of Fredericksburg, Va., and countless
friends. A memorial service is being planned for later
in the year and donations may be made in lieu of
flowers to Camp Kittatinny, where Pierce spent his
childhood summers as both camper and counselor
from 1956 to 1966. His influence at Camp Kittatinny
was important and his memory lives on in the people
that he touched over his years at camp. Donations may
be sent to: Camp Kittatinny in memory of Pierce
Combs, 1035 Fairview Lake Rd, Newton NJ 07860.
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BB commissioners pass first reading of 2012-13 budget
By Mark Young
With one citizen in attendance and no public com-
ment, Bradenton Beach commissioners Sept. 5 breezed
through the first reading of an ordinance to pass the
The meeting at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N., took about 15 minutes for the budget's first
reading and a passage of a resolution to tentatively set
the millage rate used to determine property taxes.
After several July meetings of commissioners bat-
tling over various aspects of the budget, a tentative mill-
age rate was set July 25 at 2.3329 for the fiscal year,
which begins Oct. 1.
It is an increase from the present millage rate of
2.1359. This new fiscal year's rollback rate the rate
needed to generate the same amount of ad valorem taxes
from the previous year is 2.1161.
The rollback rate is the millage needed to bring in the
same revenue and produce the same amount of spending
as the present year's budget.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value on a
property. The property tax increase is about $85 a year
for a home valued at $450,000.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Ric Gatehouse
connects the video link to Commissioner Jan Vosburgh
Sept. 5, as Mayor John hli...h/inI I i prepares to open
the budget hearing. Islander Photo: Mark Young
The tax increase is expected to raise about $75,000
more in property taxes in the coming fiscal year than
the previous year. Last year, Bradenton Beach property
owners contributed more than $853,000 toward the city's
more than $2.2 million budget.
This year's estimated budget projections will bring
in more than $923,000 to help cover a budget of more
than $2.4 million.
Across the board department budget increases, a 3
percent employee raise and the pledge to address infra-
structure needs left the commissioners with a budget
shortfall of more than $145,000.
Raises, department operating expenses and when to
begin infrastructure projects were debated intensely by
commissioners through the process.
Commissioners ultimately agreed to raise property
taxes to a point where the shortfall could be split between
a tax increase and the city's reserve fund.
The estimated $75,000 to be raised from the increased
millage will be supplemented with a $75,000 release
from the reserve fund to pay the shortfall and balance
Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution to
adopt the tentative millage rate, as well as the first reading
of an ordinance to adopt the new budget.
Commissioners can lower the tentative millage rate
set in July, but cannot raise it.
A public hearing to finalize the the budget is sched-
uled for 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at city hall.
BB roundabout beautification projects get tentative approval
By Mark Young
The Bridge Street Merchants has been working to get
approval to beautify the two roundabouts in Bradenton
Beach for several months.
BSM first wanted to approach the city to split costs
for the project, but a budget battle left no funding for
beautification projects as commissioners focused extra
spending on infrastructure needs.
BSM shifted its focus to pay for the project on its
own, but soon learned the red tape of government can
bring even the best of intentions to a standstill.
BSM cut through the first layer of red tape Sept. 6
during the city commission meeting at Bradenton Beach
City Hall, when commissioners gave a consensus for the
roundabout projects to move forward.
But more red tape lies ahead for BSM.
The roundabout that circles First Street in front of the
Historic Bridge Street Pier is less of an issue. The street
is city-owned and needs only city approval.
The roundabout at Bridge Street and Gulf Drive is
part of a state road and scenic highway, so the project
requires approval from the Bradenton Beach Scenic
Waves Committee, the city and the Florida Department
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Scenic Waves approved the project several weeks
ago, and commissioners agreed to have building official
Steve Gilbert contact DOT to begin the permit process.
BS\M member Jake Spooner and Keep Manatee
Beautiful executive director Ingrid McClellan presented
design plans to the commissioners at the meeting.
The DOT permit became just one issue, as public
works director Tom Woodard sought clarification on who
would oversee the roundabouts once the landscaping was
"When someone runs over the plants, who fixes
them?" Woodard asked. "Am I responsible for mainte-
nance? I have a 300-gallon water tank, so I could water
it, but would have to pull someone off of other duties for
the day to do it."
Mayor John Shaughnessy said those details could
be worked out with further meetings, but first asked for
a consensus for the overall project.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said the project was a
"no-brainer. If it's good for Bridge Street Merchants, it's
good for our city and our citizens."
McClellan said KMB also would step in with any
financial shortfalls BSM may incur from a project cost
estimated at more than $2,900.
Spooner said all he was seeking was permission to
move forward and help from the city coordinating two
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possible workdays to complete the projects. Spooner said
a temporary road closure of Gulf Drive might be needed
to unload trees.
McClellan suggested the project be done at night to
alleviate traffic concerns after the restaurants close. In
the meantime, she said, she wanted to focus on the city's
roundabout at First Street while awaiting approval for the
Gulf Drive roundabout.
"I'd like to see these done during our Arbor Day
celebrations," she said. "We could do the city roundabout
for Florida's Arbor Day celebrations in January and do
Gulf Drive for the National Arbor Day in April."
The project will include only native vegetation,
which McClellan said would require an initial watering
schedule for three months.
"After that, it should stand on its own unless we find
ourselves in a drought," she said.
Commissioner Gay Breuler said it was "fabulous that
the Bridge Street Merchants have picked up the ball and
have run with it. I like to see that happen and I would like
to recommend that our public works department do the
watering during the three-month establishment period."
The commission came to a consensus for the city to
authorize the project, select Gilbert as the point person to
contact DOT and for public works to assist in the initial
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Ex-Holmes Beach man gets 29 months
A former Holmes Beach man was found guilty in the
12th Judicial Circuit Court of obtaining money from a
pawnshop by fraud after he entered a plea of no contest.
Douglas Mullaney, 40, was sentenced to 29 months
in prison. He received credit from Judge
Janette Dunnigan for time served while
Mullaney also pleaded no contest to
failing to inform the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement within 48 hours of
Mullaney his new address when he left Holmes
Beach earlier this year. Convicted sex
offenders in Florida are required to report any change of
address to the FDLE within two days of moving.
Dunnigan found Mullaney guilty of that offense and
sentenced him to another 29 months in prison, although
Island police blotter
Aug. 30, 100 S. Bay Blvd., criminal mischief. A
complainant reported the passenger side doors on his
rental car had been vandalized. Someone scratched it
with a sharp object.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Sept. 1, Sandpiper Resort, multiple burglaries. Bra-
denton Beach Police Department is reporting up to eight
burglaries occurred at various residences in the Sandpiper
Resort. Police say only flat-screen televisions were stolen
despite other valuables being nearby. In most cases, sus-
pects gained entry by breaking out small windows.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Aug. 30, 6030 14th St. W., Bradenton, petit theft.
A 53-year-old Cortez woman was arrested at a Braden-
ton Publix grocery store on a misdemeanor theft charge.
According to the MCSO report, the woman put items total-
ing $116 into her shopping cart, but covered the items with
a blanket and large hat. The woman paid for the items
above the blanket, but walked out of the store without
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Mullaney originally pleaded not guilty to both
charges, but changed his plea when his trial began in
Mullaney also was ordered to pay restitution to the
pawnshop and court costs.
He was classified by law enforce-
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convicted in Pennsylvania in April 1999
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Mullaney fled from Florida ear-
lier this year after he was charged with
Ueltschi obtaining money from a pawnshop by
fraud. He was arrested by police in
Oregon in February, and extradited to Manatee County
A sister, Christine Ueltschi, is wanted for question-
ing in connection with the same burglary. She was last
reported to be in the Kentucky area.
Anyone with information on Ueltschi's whereabouts
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paying for the remaining items. Loss prevention appre-
hended the woman and held her until deputies arrived.
According to the report, the woman said she takes medica-
tion for memory loss and forgot to pay for the items.
Sept. 5, 10004 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, armed
home invasion. A woman reported a man dressed in black
and carrying a silver revolver made entry through her
front door at the San Remo Apartments. Upon entry, the
man put the gun to her head and pushed her back into
the apartment, at which time he lifted a cushion of the
couch, locating $300 and a debit card. The man fled the
apartment complex toward Cortez.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Reports not available due to technical issues.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
To report information on a felony crime, call Man-
atee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on Island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.
In emergencies, call 911.
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By Mark Young
David Loyde, 43, of 615 22nd Lane E., Bradenton,
faces a felony driving while license suspended charge
after being stopped Sept. 3 by a Manatee County Sheriff's
Office deputy in Anna Maria.
S According to the MCSO report, the
deputy on patrol did a routine license
e; plate check on Loyde's vehicle and
Learned the license plate was reported
The deputy stopped Loyde in the
Loyde 7100 block of Palm Drive. Loyde alleg-
edly told the deputy he did not know the
tag was stolen. He said he received the license plate from
a friend as part of an unpaid loan payment.
Loyde also allegedly admitted he knew his driver's
license was suspended. Upon investigating further, the
deputy learned that Loyde's license had been suspended
on multiple occasions.
Loyde was arrested for felony driving while license
suspended and multiple misdemeanor charges, including
petit theft, attaching an unassigned tag and failing to have
a motor vehicle registration.
He was booked into the Manatee County jail and
held on $1,860 bond. According to the MCSO website,
Loyde remained in custody when his bond was revoked
for failure to appear on several other unrelated charges.
Sex offender moves to island
A 65-year-old man convicted of two counts of sexual
battery recently moved to the 1600 block of Gulf Drive
in Bradenton Beach.
The man was convicted in Polk County in 1995 of
sexual battery of a child under the age of 12 and sexual
battery of a minor.
The man has since been released from probation but
under Florida law is required to register his address when-
ever he moves.
He lived in the 6000 block of Elm Avenue in Tampa
before moving to Bradenton Beach Aug. 28, according to
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website.
There is one convicted sex offender residing in
Holmes Beach, while none are known to live in Anna
Maria. One convicted sex offender lives in Cortez,
while two live in the Palma Sola area, the FDLE website
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A 27-year-old Bradenton man picked the wrong time
and place Aug. 31 when he snatched a wallet from a
Moose Lodge member.
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^ a felony robbery by sudden snatching
The victim was at the beach front-
ing the Moose Lodge No. 2188, 100
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. He
returned from the water with his belong-
Fossa ings in his hands and sat at a patio table
at the lodge.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Fossa sat
down next to the victim and initiated a conversation.
When the victim went to leave, Fossa allegedly grabbed
his wallet and fled.
Other Moose members gave chase and caught up to
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Cocaine found after
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By Mark Young
Two men and a woman, all from Bradenton, were
arrested Sept. 5 on misdemeanor battery charges after
fighting in the parking lot of D.Coy Ducks Tavern, 5410
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Troy Lantz, 41, of 4707 Coral
Blvd., Bradenton, also faces a charge
of felony possession of cocaine.
Lantz, a 45-year-old man and a
44-year-old woman engaged two other
men and a woman in a verbal argument
Lantz while at the bar, according to the prob-
able cause affidavit.
A bystander alleged he punched one victim in an
attempt to break up the argument. The female victim
took out her cell phone to call 911, at which time the
bystander's wife is alleged to have hit her, knocking the
phone to the ground and bruising the victim's temple.
Lantz then apparently grabbed the phone and put it
in his pocket. Holmes Beach Police Department officers
arrived and ordered Lantz to return the woman's phone.
As he pulled the phone out of his pocket, a bag of
white powder, stuck to the back of the phone, fell out.
Police measured the powder at 2.4 grams and the sub-
stance field-tested positive for cocaine.
The man and woman bystanders involved in the fight
were arrested on misdemeanor battery charges.
Lantz faces charges of misdemeanor battery and
felony possession of a controlled substance. He was held
on a total of $1,750 bond.
All three suspects were scheduled to be arraigned at
9 a.m. Oct. 5.
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By Mark Young
An overthrown football led to a felony aggravated
battery charge against a 40-year-old Bradenton man,
Sept. 2, at 2318 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Derek Ware of 3014 Southern Parkway, Bradenton,
was at the beach with his girlfriend.
The couple was enjoying the day while
sitting on a bench. Nearby, a group of
friends were playing football on the
beach when an overthrown pass caused
a male player to fall into Ware's girl-
According to the probable cause
affidavit, Ware became upset and broke a beer bottle over
the man's head, causing a laceration.
Ware was booked into the Manatee County jail
on $1,000 bond. He posted bond the next day and was
He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Sept 28 at
the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1501 Manatee Ave.
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County Sheriff's Office for allowing the watercrafts to
be stored on the beach.
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patched to investigate.
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Holmes Beach vets honored
Holmes Beach residents Richard "Dick" Rowse and
Jim Finn were recent guests of the Rotary Club of Anna
Maria Island on a daytrip "Honor Flight" to Washington,
It's a visit Rowse, who lives on Key Royale, wishes
all World War II and Korean War veterans could make.
The event brought tears to his eyes, especially when
strangers applauded the veterans for their service.
"Going on the Honor Flight brought back a lot of
memories of the war, the guys we left behind, the friends
I made and how the service turned me from a kid into a
man," Rowse recalled.
Just 15 on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, 1941, Rowse
was too young to join the military services, but vowed
he wouldn't be left out of the fighting.
A number of his pals at Taft Prep School in Water-
town, Conn., rushed off to enlist, but Rowse had to wait.
The earliest he could join with parental permission was
Rowse says he was always partial to the sea and he
told his dad he didn't want to go slug out the war in the
trenches with the Army. He finally convinced his dad to
sign the enlistment papers that allowed him to join the
On June 17, 1943, one day after his 17th birthday, he
and his dad drove to Boston and Rowse entered the U.S.
He remembers his first assignment after basic train-
ing was peeling potatoes on the USS Scott, a destroyer
escort docked at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
"That really wasn't why I joined the Navy, but I did
my job and got promoted to deck duty. I had a battle sta-
tion on a 20 mm anti-aircraft gun," he said.
The Scott was sent on convoy duty guarding oil tank-
ers and made three trips from New York to Curacao to
Europe and back.
Rowse remembers seeing a tanker blown up by a
torpedo. Few people would have survived, he thought.
He applied for yeoman's duty clerk-typist school
- for a change of duty and spent six great weeks on
Miami Beach studying how to handle Navy paperwork
and type the Navy way.
It was great duty with a lot of nice girls around, he
said. After graduating, he was sent to Rhode Island to
the USS PGM-9, a new patrol ship ready to sail to Pearl
"That was a sobering experience, going into Pearl.
It was tough to think about all the guys who got killed,
and we could still see the outline of the Arizona, which
was nearly all underwater. It made us realize we were in
the war," he said.
The PGM-9 went to Saipan, which had been invaded
by U.S. Marines and soldiers. The ship served as a sub-
marine escort and minesweeper for the subs and fired on
the nearby island of Tinian.
Rowse thought it was a waste of ammo until he
learned the U.S. Army Air Force cleared the land and
built the bip'.i airfield in the world. Tinian would be
used to launch B-29 bombers to bomb the Japanese
On April 1, 1945 an Easter Sunday the PGM-9
participated in the invasion of Okinawa, the bloodiest
battle of the war. It was Rowse's introduction to the kami-
"They didn't pay much attention to us because we
were a small ship, but they were everywhere and we kept
up constant fire. We got a few. They were after the big
ships, the carriers. I remember they hit one and we had
to go alongside and remove the wounded. Some of them
were a mess," he said.
After Okinawa was secured, the fleet and PGM-9
began training for the invasion of Japan, which everyone
was calling "the big one," Rowse recalled. The PGM-9
would be one of the first ships in the invasion as its duty
was to clear mines from the invasion beaches.
But before they could worry too much about the inva-
sion, Okinawa was struck by a major typhoon, with winds
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The smaller ships were ordered to stay in port,
Rowse recalled, but the PGM-9 "took on so much water
we couldn't control the ship. Then, an aircraft barge,
which was completely flat, broke its anchor and came
right up next to us. The captain gave the order to abandon
ship and we had to jump from the Warwick to the flattop.
You had to time your jump just right to catch the barge
on the way up.
"One guy mistimed his jump and got smashed up bad
by the ships as they collided. He was the only guy we lost
out of our crew of 67 in the entire war," he said.
Rowse and the crew eventually were sent to Guam,
where the PGM-9 was towed for repairs. When those were
completed, the ship was ordered back to Okinawa.
It was on the return voyage to Okinawa Rowse and his
buddies learned that on Aug. 6, an atomic bomb had been
dropped by a B-29 on Hiroshima. Three days later, onAug.
9, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
Rowse learned that the first B-29 that bombed Hiro-
shima had taken off from Tinian.
Rowse and his pals weren't sure what an atomic
bomb was but, when they learned on Aug. 15 that Japan
had surrendered, the party began.
'The war was over, but not my service in the Navy,"
he recalled. "I had signed up for three years and they said
I would serve three years."
Rowse was reassigned from the Pacific to Boston and
went home at night. He was discharged in May 1946.
He met his future wife Ursula at a party in Lexing-
ton, Mass., in 1947, and the couple recently celebrated
their 65th wedding anniversary. They have four children
and 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren combined,
After his discharge, Rowse went into wholesale
pharmaceutical sales and was content with that until two
friends convinced him to join the Naval Reserve.
'They said I'd get $60 a month and go just one week-
end a month for a meeting," he said. Rowse signed up for
three years of reserve duty.
Then Korea came along and Harry Truman called all
reservists back to active duty in 1950.
Rowse was assigned to a ship headed for the Pacific
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3rd Naval District Headquarters in Manhattan to serve
as a yeoman.
He lived on Long Island at the time and commuted
to work. His job was to read letters from reservists asking
to get out of active duty, among other assignments.
Finally, with a second child born in 1953, the Navy
released Rowse from active duty and he returned to phar-
maceutical sales in Binghamton, N.Y.
He eventually became sales manager of Bergen
Brunswig Group and then president of the company.
He and his wife first came to Holmes Beach on
Christmas Day in 1987.
"We bought on Key Royale, and we just love it here,"
he said of the present.
But the Honor Flight has brought back memories.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
8:45 a.m., Parent Teacher Organization board meet-
ing, conference room.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
5-8 p.m., PTO Family Fun Night, playground.
Friday, Sept. 21
9 a.m., Peace Day celebration, school grounds.
Monday, Oct. 8
3:15 p.m., Student Advisory Council meeting,
Tuesday, Oct. 9
8:45 a.m., PTO board meeting, conference room.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
5-7 p.m., Third-grade dinner, cafeteria.
7 p.m., Third-grade play, auditorium.
Saturday, Oct. 27
9-11 a.m., Costume parade, Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive N. to AME.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fall Festival, school grounds.
Monday, Oct. 29
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"I wouldn't trade my experiences for the world. I was
a 17-year-old kid when I went in the Navy, and I came
out knowing I could do a man's work," he said.
"I wasn't a hero. We left the heroes over there. I
was just an ordinary Joe who did his duty and was lucky
enough to make the greatest friends of my life in the
Navy. The greatest pals a guy could ever have."
In Washington, he said, strangers shook his hand
and said thanks. "People would start clapping. It was
the greatest thing that's happened to me since my kids
were bom," he said.
"It's just nice to be recognized by your own country.
I would tell every vet who gets the opportunity to go that
they should take it. It made (\ .I ilu ing about the war
worthwhile," he said.
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Tuesday, Sept. 18
Breakfast: Burrito or Biscuit and Gravy or Waffle.
Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger on Bun, Mini Corn Dogs,
Applesauce, Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Beans,
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Wednesday, Sept. 19
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty and
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Center's fall youth, adult sports seasons gear up
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The start of the fall sports season at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center is right around the corner,
where coaches for the youth soccer league have been
practicing hard in anticipation of their first live action
on Sept. 22 with the rousing warmup for fans and play-
ers Spirit Day.
The day-long jamboree of games at the center is
highlighted by the fans and families who put on their
best game faces, wigs, makeup, colors and wild attire
to show they have the best winning spirit. The spirit, of
course, continues through the schedule of games, and
the winners are announced at the season-ending awards
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Imaging Center are team sponsors in the instructional
league for players 4-5 years of age. No scores or stand-
ings are kept in this division, as learning game fundamen-
tals and having fun are emphasized over winning. The
4-5 division jamboree gets started at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 22, and the regular season of games will kick off
The 6-7 division boasts four teams, Surfer Bus,
Beach Bums, Tyler's Ice Cream and Bowes Imaging
Center. Their jamboree games are at 11 a.m. and noon
with the regular season play starting Sept. 25.
The 8-10 division is the largest group of players
with six teams, including American Marine, Best Buy,
Tyler's Ice Cream, Lobstah's, Lapensee Plumbing and
Miller Electric. They all get a practice run Spirit Day with
games at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The 8-10 division
schedule kicks off Sept. 24.
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LPAC, make up the 11-13 division. Their Spirit Day
games are set for noon and 1 p.m. Sept. 22 with the
regular season kicking off Sept. 26.
The 14-17 division has but two teams to face off
during the fall season. Sponsors are West Coast Refrig-
eration and Edgewater Real Estate. They also get a prac-
tice run on Spirit Day at 2 p.m. and regular games begin
at 8 p.m. Sept. 24.
The season for all youth divisions runs into Novem-
ber with playoffs, cup games and all-star games.
Meanwhile, the big kids get started with a season of
adult basketball in the center gym kicking off Sept. 11
and adult soccer Sept. 18.
All games for all leagues are played at the center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information, call the center at 941-778-
Dom Liveeduto and John Johnson were the only team
to earn a 3-0 record in pool play and were the day's out-
right winners during Sept. 8 horseshoe action at the Anna
Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
Two teams advanced to the knockout round during
Sept. 5 horseshoe action. Sam Samuel culminated a 24-6
victory over winners Tim Sofran and George McKay,
who tossed in a double ringer.
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Key Royale golf news
The women of the Key Royale Club in Holmes
Beach braved the September heat to play a nine-hole,
individual-low-net golf match Sept. 4.
Former Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford carded
a 1-under-par 31 to take first place by one shot over
Terry Westby and Helen Pollock, who both finished
at even-par 32. Sue Wheeler was another shot back in
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Calm days, clear water, good fishing slowly returns
By Capt. Danny Stasny
With Tropical Storm Isaac a thing of the past and no
storms on the horizon for our area, fishing is beginning
to return to its normal good results.
Area waters are beginning to clear and fish are return-
ing to regular feeding patterns, including redfish. They're
back feeding heavily on shiners on grass flats and under
docks. Try anchoring and chumming with shiners to get
the fish in a feeding mood. Once you get the fish fired up,
cast a free-lined shiner to hook up one of these copper-
On my recent charters, clients were hooking up slot-
sized reds almost every cast.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says he's
seeing good action for Spanish mackerel and jack cre-
valle. "The bait is showing back up," says Sork, "which
means the fish are, too."
Pier fishers using white crappie jigs, silver spoons or
Gotcha plugs are catching keeper-size Spanish mackerel
in decent numbers, says Sork. Early morning is when the
best bite is occurring, although sporadic fish are being
caught throughout the day.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing a vari-
ety of bottom-feeders caught this past week. Black drum,
redfish and flounder are being caught on live baits, such
as shrimp and shiners. If you opt to use shiners, Malfese
suggests using a Sabiki rig to catch them. "There's a lot
of small bait towards the surface," says Malfese, "but
there's bigger bait underneath them."
Once you've caught some shiners on your Sabiki
rig, place them in a 5-gallon bucket half filled with water
and an aerator. This enables you to keep at least a couple
dozen alive for 30 minutes or so. And with an ample
supply of shiners around the pier, you don't have to worry
about running out of bait.
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Capt. Mac Gregory shows off a whopper snook caught
on a shiner on a recent inshore fishing trip. The fish
was released to fight another day.
When asked about the mangrove snapper bite, Mal-
fese said it has been "thinning out." Good numbers have
been caught in previous weeks, but this past week the
snapper moved elsewhere.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle says he's
hearing of good action on the grass flats of southern
Jose Alberto of Miami shows off a slot-size redfish caught on a shiner in Anna Maria Sound near the entrance to
the Holmes Beach city basin while on a charter trip with Capt. Danny Stasny.
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Flats fishers using live shiners are catching good numbers
of both redfish and catch-and-release snook. For both
species, try looking around mangrove shorelines during
the high tides. As the tide drops, look for shallow grass
flats with an ample number of sandy potholes.
Spanish mackerel are being caught around the fish-
ing piers and at nearshore reefs. Pier fishers are using
Gotcha plugs, silver spoons or white crappie jigs to get
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore on the artificial
reefs just west of Anna Maria Island. Starting around
depths of 45 feet, Girle is getting good action on both gag
and red grouper. Using live shiners for bait, Girle's clients
are catching gags up to 26 inches. Numerous undersized
red grouper are being caught along with keepers up to 22
Also while fishing the reefs, Girle is seeing good
numbers of Spanish mackerel and small sharks. Free-
lining live shiners behind the boat is producing macks
in the 24-inch range. While targeting macks, Girle also
is reeling up Atlantic sharp nose and lemon sharks in the
3- to 4-foot range.
Moving inshore, Girle is targeting grass flats that are
spotted with potholes to find redfish and spotted seatrout.
Using a live shiner under a cork, Girle is catching reds up
to 25 inches and spotted seatrout up to 22 inches. "Most
of the trout are in the 16- to 18-inch range," says Girle,
"but we're catching a few over 20 inches."
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says if you're looking for
action, try targeting Spanish mackerel during the late
As schools of baitfish are pushed toward the pier
with the tide, macks are aggressively feeding and sky-
rocketing through the schools. When this occurs, you
should be able to cast just about any small bait in the
water and hook up. "I think we went through almost 200
Gotcha plugs in the past few days," says Medley. "The
macks are hitting a lure before you even have time to
close the bail."
Most macks being caught are keeper-size and the
limit of 15 fish per person is easily attainable.
Those with their fill of macks can find mangrove
snapper and flounder by bottom fishing around the pil-
ings. You can use live shrimp or shiners to catch either
of these tasty fish. A slow moving tide will help control
placement of the bait. As the tide increases, you'll need
to add more weight to hold bottom.
Finally, a variety of shark are inhabiting the waters
around the south pier. Lemon, black tip and bonnethead
sharks are being caught daily, especially when the macks
are crashing bait schools. Small chunk baits mack-
erel, mullet or jack crevalle will get you hooked up.
You'll probably want to use a couple of feet of wire leader
attached to at least a 3/0 circle hook to get in on the
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open to guests
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
monthly sunrise breakfast is scheduled for 7:45 a.m.-9
a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Gulf Dive Cafe and Tiki,
900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
The chamber will hold its September business card
exchange event 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave.,
Cost of the networking event is $5 for members and
Guests interested in chamber membership are encour-
aged to attend, and members are encouraged to invite a
guest to chamber events to introduce them to the network-
ing opportunities and other chamber services.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
Mini bar set to chill
Sean Murphy, owner of the Beach Bistro at 6600
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, wants everyone to know how
hot it is in September.
"Anyone who has survived a Florida summer knows
exactly what I'm talking about," said Murphy.
Heat drives people crazy, Murphy says, but he's got
the solution for Anna Maria Island residents.
From Sept. 5 through Oct. 15, local patrons who
come to the bar at the bistro and say, "Sure is hot," will be
treated to a free cocktail or glass of wine with dinner.
Murphy said he got his solution from an Irish drink-
ing manual, which states on the first page, if you're hot,
you should "drink more."
Bartenders will be concocting some "cool" remedies,
including a watermelon cosmo and the mini bistro bar's
popular pineapple-infused martini.
The chefs also are into "cool," Murphy added and
they'll be introducing some cool dishes for guests.
Regrettably, said Murphy, if you are a visitor who
has traveled to Anna Maria Island for the sun and fun,
you can't get in on the free drink program, but you can
still enjoy the Bistro offerings, Murphy said.
"And we do have air-conditioning," he bragged.
For more information, call 941-778-6444.
Happy b'day offer
Internet users may want to thank the Ed Chiles trio
of restaurants if they have a birthday this month and sub-
scribe to the company's newsletter.
The company emails a birthday certificate to its sub-
scribers for a free lunch or dinner two weeks before their
birthday or up to two weeks after the big day.
Identification and a copy of the email are required
to claim the birthday present, a restaurant press release
The offer is valid at the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna
Maria, the BeachHouse in Bradenton Beach and the Mar
Vista on Longboat Key.
For more information, call 941-778-1696.
Wagner Realty, with offices at 2217 Gulf Drive, Bra-
denton Beach, and 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key, named Carol Codella its top listing agent on Anna
Maria Island for August. Teresia Bradford took the honor
at the Longboat Key office.
Codella also took home the top sales award for the
month, while Bradford claimed that honor on Longboat
For more information, call 941-761-3100.
Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island
or Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola or west Braden-
ton? How about a new product, service, anniversary, new
owners or an award-winning staff member? Call Island
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Community notices, events
Attention community islanders: The Islander wel-
comes 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 mile-
stones in the lives of islanders. Graduation photos are
Send news and photos with detailed captions to
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wine cooler, holds six bottles, $45. 941-761-
COMFORTER SET, SIX pieces, "Waverly" revers-
ible flower/stripe, queen/full. Excellent condition.
BASEBALL CARDS: TOPPS 1989, full sheet,
$5, box of toys, 25 pieces, $2.50. Call 941-795-
ANTIQUE "ANSONIA" WALL clock: Usually found
in school/railroad stations, wooden case $95.
QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA: Like new, $95. Call
ROUND PATIO PVC-pipe table with four chairs,
$30 or best offer. 941-567-4203.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
lectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)
WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious
as to how much your home could be worth? Call
us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn
at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
THE ISLANDER IS cleaning house! Sidewalk/
office sale: 9 a.m.-noon, Friday and Satur-
day, Sept. 14-15. Lateral file cabinets: 3 HON
2-drawer black and 4 attractive 2-drawer wood
files. One legal and one letter-size regular 2
drawer files. One 4-drawer fireproof letter-size
locking file. Various office supplies. Also selling
antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collect-
ible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home
decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boat-
ers. 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, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon
Saturday. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
LOST: SILVER WEDDING ring and band while
fishing on Holmes Beach. Please, call 941-201-
5515, if found!
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs are look-
ing for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
FOR SALE: 1994 Mazda van, automatic V-6,
power windows and locks. Cold air conditioning,
good condition, $2,450. 941-778-6464.
BOATS & BOATING
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
CORTEZ DIVING COMPANY: Underwater boat
maintenance, power or sail. Barnacles removed,
monthly contracts, local. 941-792-7595.
BOAT LIFT FOR rent: 10,000-lb. capacity on 67th
Street, Holmes Beach. 941-778-9663.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
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 Mer-
cury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery.
Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
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Help 'em out!
Call 778-7978 to learn how
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JIL DE C A SIFIED.
2008 EZ GO golf cart, new batteries only one-
year-old. $2,150. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
JOIN THE TEAM: Great location on Bridge Street.
Experienced realtors needed to handle walk-ins
and Internet leads. Call Lynn, Edgewater Real
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
SITTER FOR ELDERLY: Will sit with and provide
care, four hours minimum. References, 28 years
experience. Diana or Gary, 941-545-7114.
LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using
Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5
hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30
p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry
and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
AFFORDABLE HURRICANE PROTECTION:
Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs
easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free esti-
mate. Registered and insured. Island discount.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
THOMAS CLEANING SERVICES: For all your
cleaning needs! Reasonable rates, senior dis-
counts available. Residential and commercial.
SENIOR ASSISTANT AVAILABLE: Personalized
care. Daily care, household needs, pet assis-
tance, errands, more. Experienced. Melissa,
HAPPY HOME, PET visits: Home sitting, secure
your home. Loving and reliable, 732-995-4670.
BUSY BEE CLEANING and senior service:
Reasonable rates and great customer service.
Bonded, 22903238. Contact Carin at home 941 -
727-6780, or cell 941-807-4232.
KEY CLEANERS & Linen on Longboat Key is now
offering residential cleaning as a new service.
Call 941-383-1222 for more information.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
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HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE. Adorable
2BR/1.5 BA home located less than a mile to the
beach. Walk to fish markets and restaurants in this
quaint village. $155,000.
ADORABLE GROUND-LEVEL DUPLEX located just
two short blocks to the beach. 2BR/1.5BA with large cov-
ered front porch and a 1BR/1BA annual tenant in place.
"True Florida Living." $269,000.
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SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
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CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
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GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
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JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
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Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
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HOW IS THE
"A sharp boost in home prices during
the spring could signal a recovery
in the long-suffering U.S. housing
market, according to an industry report
issued Tuesday. The S&P/Case-Shiller
national home price index, which covers more than 80
percent of the housing market in the United States,
climbed 6.9 percent in the three months ended June 30,
compared to the first three months of 2012." (Source CNN
Money Aug 28, 2012) Broker-Owner, Nicole Skaggs
GULF-FRONT COMPLEX AWESOME SHORTSALE
Pretty Gulf views from light, 6BR/4BA, boat lift and
bright, updated 2BR/2BA dock. Newer construction,
condo. Turnkey furnished, spectacularbayfront.$749,000.
priced to sell at $285,000. Call Lori Guerin, 941-773-3415
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker, or Carmen Pedota, 941-284-
941-773-3966 2598, Realtors.
PERICO BAYFRONT BAYSHORE GARDENS
Bayfront 3/2 with beautiful 3BR/2BA updated, light and
updates. Easy to see. bright. Fenced yard. A steal at
$317,000. Call Josh Petitt, $105,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
Realtor, 231-330-2083. Broker, 941-773-3966.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1 BR/1 BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
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.
ANNA MARIA RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA, washer and
dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-
EARLY SEASON SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with
boat slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/
CUTE OFFICE FOR rent: 315 58th St., Holmes
BEACHFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL: Adorable
2BR/1 BA, three-day minimum, 100 feet from
Gulf. Email: Mememersh@aol.com for details.
SEASONAL: ADORABLE STUDIO apartment in
Holmes Beach. Private patio and parking. Avail-
able March and April 2013. No smoking, no
pets. $1,200/month. Will send photos. 908-914-
CORTEZ/SUNNY SHORES: Quaint 1 BR cottage.
Washer and dryer, central air conditioning, $615/
month. Call 941-545-9025.
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PERICO ISLAND: MONTHLY 3BR/3BA private
pool. September, October and November dis-
counts available. 941-795-3778.www.pericoholi-
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach.
$700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, avail-
able September through June. Contact Dave,
ROOM FOR RENT: Cable TV, furnished. Holmes
WANTED. EFFICIENCY, STUDIO, 1br or sin-
glewide, pet friendly for Feb.1-28, 2013. Diane,
2BR/2BA HOME: LARGE master bedroom,
dining, laundry, kitchen porch, patio, garden.
$1,500/month includes utilities. 941-779-9074,
CORTEZ/SUNNY SHORES: 1BR, washer and
dryer, new carpet, no pets, central air. $615/
month. Call 941-545-9025.
HOLMES BEACH, GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA, huge
carport, large covered deck, walk to beaches,
completely remodeled, new wood and tile floors,
newly painted, new ceiling fans, new bathrooms,
$1,095/month. Annual 941-713-6743.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 1 BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk
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CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate.
Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call
941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach.
Excellent investment income. $259,000. By owner,
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool, out-
door kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished.
$3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile completely
remodeled with share, beach and bay access. Call
941-224-1652 for more information.
FOR SALE BY owner: 2BR/2BA, beautiful canal condo
in Runaway Bay provides the peace, quiet and serenity
desired for "Island time." Tastefully furnished, totally
updated. Pool, tennis court, fishing pier, steps to
beach, $289,000. 847-308-2366.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale by owner.
3BR/2BA, 1,818 sf, garage, terrazzo floors, well, new
sea wall and cap. On very large (10,880 sf) lot. 519
72nd St. Holmes Beach. $525,000. 863-660-8366.
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5 Cracked a bit
9 1986 U S SR launch
12 Comedian who was
the only man on
Maxim's 2012 Hot
100 list of most
19 2004 Best Actor
winner for "Ray"
20 Sir Galahad, e g
23 Chihuahua that eats
only the best dog
25 What Jennifer Grey
does in "Dirty
27 Photo blowup
28 Position of
29 Book of legends
30 _-Hawley Tariff
Act of 1930
31 2012, por ejemplo
32 Promiscuous woman
of the Far East?
36 Lets a ground ball
go through one's
37 Opposite of rises
40 Announcement early
in an inning, maybe
42 Suffix with legal
43 Sprint's business
47 Part ofw p m
49 Like some kisses
51 Fey of "30 Rock"
52 Begin a game of
"She loves me, she
loves me not "9
63 Prefix with sexual
64 Diploma word
65 "The Addams
66 Salad bar bowlful
69 Unveil, in poems
70 First-class piece of
73 Word often
shortened to one
letter in text
74 Anchor's place
76 Two-day trips,
77 Bargain hunters'
79 Form of Spanish "to
81 Verb for thou
82 Northern force
86 Like many a
88 Nietzsche's "never"
89 Pentathlete, at times
93 MI6 Britain
96 Rhythm band
101 Scepter go-with
103 Start of a
the end of a match?
106 Where busybodies
111 Poetic praise
112 Tank top?
114 Ambience factor
115 Midwest native
116 At birth
117 Group that
regularly plays a
classic dice game?
119 Drop a hip-hop star
from the festival
121 Lake at one end of
the Welland Canal
122 "Small Craft on a
Milk Sea" musician
125 Pathfinders, e g
126 Orch section
127 Ad Council output,
128 Child's room,
1 Patriots' group
2 Cochran who
defended O J
3 Mexican salamander
4 Losing tic-tac-toe
5 "Now I see"
6 "Kiss of the Dragon"
7 They might make
your mouth water
8 Booker Prize winner
9 Taj _
11 Spray alternative
12 He said "My
13 Soda bottle meas
14 House work?
15 Scapegoat's onus
16 "It's not much of a
tail, but I'm sort of
attached to it"
17 Shower items,
18 African danger
24 Doo-wop syllable
34 Scene-ending film
35 1930s world chess
41 "Bill &
44 Palindromic auto
45 Like some garages
46 Salon treatment,
50 Torque symbols
54 Ian Fleming's alma
55 Not cheating on
56 Burrito topper
58 Gooey treats
78 Gave a leg up
80 Musical note part
82 Powers player
84 Moore who wrote
85 National park
through which the
Virgin River runs
90 It started around
1100 B C
91 1979 #1 hit for
93 Wax cylinder
95 Period of George W
97 Events for those
who know the
98 "Hang on
99 Rinse and dry
100 Come (to)
102 Town squares?
108 Fancy hotel
109 Rock and roll, e g
110 Ball girl
113 Book before
118 Essen article
60 "God willing"
61 1974 hit with a
62 Applied, as paint
65 It may have a
71 Ticked (off)
72 First name in
75 "The Metaphysics of