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ICE investigation leads to job site raids, arrest
out to vote early.
Island Branch Library
reopens. Page 3
P,,t, l i ll Ill, \t e.iM
poll, 4-5. Election
endorsements, page 6.
Dr. Phil: two-day
show features /,, 11
Morris case. Page 8
New Manatee beach
pier 'possible.' Page 9
Turtle watch winds up
season. Page 14
Where's Tuna s,, '
Florida. Page 18
Island police blotter.
HB responds to FEMA
with home remodel
values. Page 20
BB reviews cell tower
BB attorney says
arbitration not likely
in lawsuit. Page 23
Soccer plays on at
Center. Page 24
Cool weather fires up
fishing. Page 25
arrive with Star Fish
award. Page 27
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce-
ment and a state agency that polices insur-
ance worker compensation fraud raided
several construction sites in Holmes Beach
Oct. 16, leading to the arrest of at least one
A sweep by federal and state agents before
noon that day ended with a Manatee County
Sheriff's Office report that states Emanuel
Centeno-Hernandez, 33, of Bradenton, was
arrested for worker compensation fraud.
The report lists Beach to Bay Construc-
tion as Centeno-Hernandez's employer, but
company president Scott Eason wrote in an
Oct. 17 email to The Islander and the Braden-
ton Herald, that Centeno-Hernandez is "not
an employee of Beach to Bay Construction
and we were unaware of him providing false
identification to gain employment."
Centeno-Hernandez was arrested at 119
Neptune Lane, Holmes Beach, which accord-
ing to an email from Eason, is one of 15 ongo-
ing Beach to Bay projects. Beach to Bay Con-
struction Inc. is located at 5702 Marina Drive,
According to Eason, Centeno-Hernandez
works for a Beach to Bay subcontractor and
"obtained the required documentation for that
subcontractor prior to them working on our
Eason also wrote he was aware of the
Detective Tim Burky of the Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services Division of Insur-
ance Fraud looks in the window ofa job site
at 67th Street and Holmes Boulevard, Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
investigation before the arrest and has been
cooperating with the U.S. Department of Home-
land Security/Immigration and Custom Enforce-
ment and the Florida Department of Financial
Services/Division of Insurance Fraud.
Construction workers were taken from five
locations, three of which were Beach to Bay
Construction job sites, according to Eason.
Another work site visited in the raid Oct. 16
was 213 84th St., Holmes Beach.
At press time, the Centeno-Herandez arrest
was the only action reported by authorities from
the raids. No other arrests were reported.
The felony charge against Centeno-Heran-
dez is based on a state law that makes it unlaw-
ful to present any false, fraudulent or misleading
information as evidence of a person's identity to
Centeno-Hernandez was taken to the Mana-
tee County jail and, at press time, was being held
for $500 bond.
An arraignment on the felony charge was
set for 9 a.m. Nov. 16 before Circuit Court Judge
Thomas Krug in Courtroom 2-A, 1051 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
ICE spokesperson Carissa Cutrell declined
to comment on the ongoing investigation, adding
that further information will be available upon
indictments, if any.
A court document filed Oct. 17 indicates
Manatee County will not consider Centeno-
Hernandez for its supervised release program
due to an ICE hold.
"The only thing we have to do with it is
the jail," said MSCO spokesman David Bristow.
I \% I)O t>I who gets arrested here gets booked
through our jail."
PLEASE SEE ICE, PAGE 3
Cumber arrest'bitter-sweet' for former AM sergeant
By Rick Catlin
Detective John Kenney has been involved
in the Sabine Musil-Buehler murder case from
He was the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office sergeant in charge of the Anna Maria
substation when Musil-Buehler, 49, was
reported missing by her husband, Tom Bue-
hler, Nov. 6, 2008.
Kenney, now a detective, sat at the table
with Detective Rick Alvarado for the Oct. 15
press conference where Manatee County Sher-
iff Brad Steube announced William J. Cumber,
43, Musil-Buehler's boyfriend at the time of
her disappearance, had been arrested that day
by Kenney and Alvarado.
Cumber is charged with second-degree
murder and faces, if convicted, a maximum
sentence of life in prison.
The case goes back four years to the night
of the national presidential election.
Two days later, early on the morning
of Nov. 6, MCSO deputies stopped Sabine
Musil-Buehler's car in Bradenton for an
equipment violation. Three people fled from
the vehicle and were later apprehended. A
check of the registration revealed the car's
One of the three arrested, Richard
Corona, originally said a woman had loaned
him the car to go find drugs. He later admit-
ted to stealing the car from the Gator Lounge
parking lot, where he found the keys in the
An investigation into the car theft became
a missing person case when Tom Buehler,
Musil-Buehler's estranged husband, filed a
report. Although estranged, the two were still
friends and co-owners of Haley's Motel in
Holmes Beach, which Tom Buehler still owns
That same day, an MCSO deputy went to
ih, ,rf Brad
arrest of Wil-
liam J. Cumber
2008 murder of
At right is
Kenney of the
that made the
the vehicle's registered address, an apartment
on Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria, and spoke
with Cumber. He and Musil-Buehler had moved
there together in October. The two had met when
Cumber previously worked at Haley's, before he
went to jail on an earlier arson charge.
Cumber, at first, told MCSO that he and
Musil-Buehler had an argument on the afternoon
of Nov. 5 and she had driven away. He claimed
he was unable to reach her on her cell phone.
PLEASE SEE CUMBER, PAGE 2
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CUMBER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
MCSO paid a second visit to Cumber Nov. 6. In that
interview, Cumber changed his story, saying the argument
was the evening of Nov. 4 over his smoking while they
were watching the election returns on
Detectives who visited Cumber
said the apartment had a strong smell
Forensic tests on Musil-Buehler's
Cumber car by the MCSO revealed the presence
of her blood.
At that point, the investigation became a possible
homicide, said Kenney, who aided in the initial investiga-
tion while still in charge of the sub-station, interviewing
Cumber and helping follow up some of the anonymous
tips that the MCSO received.
On Nov. 17, 2008, a fire, later determined to be arson,
broke out at Haley's.
Cumber, who had been in prison for arson, was inter-
viewed by detectives, but said he had an alibi. No one
has been arrested in connection with the arson.
In 2009, Kenney transferred to MCSO headquarters
and was asked to join the homicide investigation team.
"I had been with the case from the beginning and was
involved in the original search for Musil-Buehler. I had a
lot of knowledge about the case, so I agreed to join with
Detective Rick Alvarado in the investigation," Kenney
Cumber's arrest was "bitter sweet," Kenney said.
"We don't have Sabine with us anymore and we
don't have her body," he said.
From the beginning, Cumber was the focus of the
investigation because, in part, he was the last person to
see her alive, Kenney said.
Steube said Cumber moved out of the Magnolia
Avenue apartment in December 2008.
A search warrant was ordered and detectives found
blood that later matched that of both Musil-Buehler and
Cumber. Steube said there was still a strong smell of
bleach in the apartment, as if someone had spent a lot of
time cleaning the unit.
He declined to say if any of Cumber's blood was
found in Musil-Buehler's car.
When Kenney joined the homicide division, he
worked primarily on the Musil-Buehler case with Alva-
rado and other detectives.
"By then we knew it was homicide, but Cumber
i i. -was a tough act. He didn't give away
alla) hlingi in all the interviews," Kenney
SThe MCSO searched the beach in
,j Anna Maria in 2008, 2009 and 2011,
but failed to find Musil-Buehler's
"Without a body, it's very difficult to
arrest and convict someone for murder," Steube said.
But detectives caught a break in 2009, when Cumber
was arrested in Ocala for speeding and he was returned
to prison for violating his probation on the earlier arson
conviction. He was sent back to prison and was in the
Charlotte Correctional Institute in Punta Gorda when
arrested by Kenney and Alvarado.
With Cumber behind bars, detectives had time to take
the case step by step, Kenney said.
"We then knew he wasn't going anywhere, and we
began arranging frequent interviews with him about the
case," Kenney said.
Steube said the MCSO can't release the evidence
it has collected, but he stressed that Cumber has given
different answers to the same questions several times.
In July 2011, some of Musil-Buehler's personal items
were discovered in some underbrush near the Willow
Avenue beach access in Anna Maria.
The MCSO began an intense search of the area look-
ing for a body, but without success.
They brought in cadaver dogs and dug large holes in
the sand, but failed to find additional evidence.
But there was something in the personal effects that
provided Kenney and detectives with some clues, he
Steube said that evidence will be given by the state
attorney's office when it presents its case in court.
After the discovery of the personal effects and the
resulting new evidence, the interviews with Cumber
Kenney said the homicide team went to the state
attorney several times in 2011 asking if the evidence war-
ranted Cumber's arrest. Each time they were told they
needed more proof.
The most important evidence would be to find the
"We didn't have that," Kenney observed, so the
homicide team had to dig deeper.
Kenney said it's not impossible to get a conviction
without a body, but the case has to be solid.
"At least we knew where he was and he wasn't going
anywhere. We took our time gathering more evidence,"
Finally, in March, Kenney, Alvarado and the homi-
cide team brought what they believed was the best set of
evidence against Cumber to the state's attorney. Steube
agreed with the evidence.
Earlier this month, Kenney learned the state attorney
had agreed to file for a writ of capias, an order to arrest,
which was approved Oct. 11 by a judge.
Early on Oct. 15, Kenney and Alvarado arrived at the
Charlotte Correctional Institute with the arrest warrant.
Cumber seemed "stunned at first," Kenney recalled.
"But he had been tough in every interview and didn't give
Cumber was taken to the Manatee County jail and
booked on a charge of second-degree murder.
Steube said anyone who knows an\ ihling about the
whereabouts of Musil-Buehler's body, or who has infor-
mation on the case, can call the anonymous MCSO tip
Kenney said there was personal satisfaction in
being on the case from start to finish and making the
arrest, but the arrest has not brought closure of the case
"We're still looking for the body. We'll find it. I
don't know if Cumber will confess, but we do have some
leads," he said.
Tom Buehler said Cumber's arrest was good news.
"When I hear Cumber is behind bars for the rest of
his life, it will be closure," Buehler said.
He thanked the MCSO for keeping him informed the
past four years, and gave tribute to Kenney.
"I especially want to thank him. He was there from
the beginning to the arrest and always kept me up-to-
date," he said.
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A suspect apprehended by U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement gets assistance from Holmes
Beach police officers in securing the subject while at a
construction site at the intersection of 67th Street and
Holmes Boulevard. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
ICE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
He said Oct. 18, "I'm assuming nobody else got
arrested, but I don't know."
According to an Oct. 16 report filed by the DFS/
DIF arresting officer with the sheriff's office, Centeno-
Hernandez unlawfully used a Social Security number not
assigned to him April 8 to procure and maintain employ-
ment with Beach to Bay Construction.
The report also stated that the DFS/DIF received
information July 17 from Homeland Security that at least
18 workers showed false identification for the purpose of
On Aug. 28, according to the report, the arresting
officer learned from the Social Security Administration
that the number was not assigned to Centeno-Herandez.
Also according to the report, Eason confirmed Centeno-
Hernandez used the number to procure employment.
As of presstime, DFS/DIF spokespersons did not
return calls for comment.
Island library reopens
By Kathy Prucnell
In an event that drew more than 100 celebrants Oct.
17, Manatee County reopened a new and improved Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
County neighborhood services director Cheryl
Coryea and Manatee County Commissioners John Chap-
pie and Carol Whitmore recognized staff and volunteers,
as well as encouraged the public to patronize the remod-
The project included interior and exterior work,
including improvements to the main library, conference
room, rest rooms, kitchen and utility room. According to
Coryea, a total electrical re-wiring was accomplished, and
wireless connections, data lines and ports were added. A
new circulation desk and shelving also were part of the
The county had anticipated a smaller project and
a September completion date. The work expanded to
include landscaping, striping of the parking lot and exte-
rior painting with a $50,000 donation from the Friends
of the Island Library and a $19,000 U.S. Americans with
Disabilities Act grant.
g reopened the
S Island Branch
pie cuts the
with ceremony, party
"We gave your money back to you," said Friends of
the Island Library member Mary Pat Swamy, explaining
the group's donation came from member dues, book sales
"It's such a gift for the 30th-year anniversary in
December. The staff makes it easy to be here," she
Island Branch Library supervisor Inez Tamanaha
recognized the time, money and effort of numerous vol-
unteers, including Pam Leckie, a "stalwart volunteer."
"This community is one that knows the value of an
education," said Bradenton Councilwoman Marianne
Barnebey, also a library board member. "It's very excit-
ing that the county continues to believe in a free library
Coryea estimated the project will come in under
The project closed the library May 1 for work that
began in June and ended with the recent delivery of stored
books, materials and equipment.
The building was opened as a library Dec. 15, 1982.
The summer renovations constitute the library's first
major remodel, according to library officials.
4 E OCT 24, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Political rally brings out voter interest, candidate speeches
By Kathy Prucnell
A crowd of about a 100 people gathered in the park-
ing lot as the sun set Oct. 18 for The Islander newspaper's
old-style political rally, Popcorn & Politics.
Those in contested races including for the 71st
District state representative spot, a school board race and
for two seats on the Holmes Beach city commission and
for mayor in Holmes Beach stumped with their sup-
porters, many wearing T-shirts showing their allegiance,
cheering and jeering.
The League of Women Voters distributed voter infor-
mation and conducted a straw poll on the city of Holmes
Beach nonpartisan commissioner and mayoral races. The
informal ballot tally was as follows:
Holmes Beach mayor: Carmel Monti, 78 votes, Rich
Bohnenberger, 57 votes. For Holmes Beach commis-
sioner: Judy Holmes Titsworth, 81 votes; Marvin Gross-
man, 75; John Monetti, 59; and Sandy Haas-Martens,
First up at the microphone was Democratic can-
didate for the Florida House of Representatives, 71st
District, Adam Tebrugge, who expressed dissatisfac-
tion with how the state is being managed, and promised
to represent Manatee and Sarasota counties to protect
the environment, support education and work for ethics
"There's nothing better than citizens who are inter-
ested in the political process," Tebrugge concluded.
Tebrugge's opponent in the race for the re-districted
area of District 71, incumbent Rep. Jim Boyd (R-Bra-
denton) complimented Tebrugge on "a good-clean cam-
Boyd touted his experience as a small Bradenton
business owner and lifelong Florida resident who wants
to lower the tax burden on businesses, grow the economy,
improve schools and balance the budget.
"I know what it takes to create jobs and balance
budgets," Boyd said, the prior two years in the house
were "financially tough in Tallahassee with $6 billion in
He said the future is looking brighter with better
"As my friend said, Nov. 6, Election Day is a big
day in a lot of ways," Boyd added, and asked that he be
returned as second-term state representative.
Manatee County school board candidate Dave
\\ ait ii.IMl'" Miner, member of Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, also asked for a vote.
"Dave Watchdog Miner is the only candidate who
has, for over 12 years, attended school board meetings
Dates to remember:
Oct. 27: Early voting begins.
Oct. 31: Final day to request an absentee ballot.
Nov. 6: Absentee ballots must be received by 7
Nov. 6: General election.
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representing your concerns," he said, adding all along
he's been raising accountability issues, which led to a
recent "train wreck" at the district.
"We discovered the money we had been paying
hadn't been accounted for in the proper way," he said.
Anna Maria Commissioner-elect Nancy Yetter, unop-
posed for office, called for more involvement in the city
of Anna Maria. She pledged cooperation with the island
cities, saying all island cities face the same issues. She
also indicated she would work to repeal the state law that
prohibits communities from passing rental restrictions.
Marvin Grossman, 13-year island resident and can-
didate for Holmes Beach commission, was the first can-
didate from the contested race in Holmes Beach to speak.
Of his background, he said his doctorate in educational
research is well suited in working toward solutions to
overdevelopment in Holmes Beach.
He harkened to the past when high-rise condomini-
ums were built in the 1970s, and thanked citizens for
putting the brakes on development at that time.
"Again our island is being threatened, and our citi-
zens and commission control our destiny," Grossman
"We're at a crossroads in the history of Holmes
Beach party city or authentic old Florida," said Gross-
man, adding that at the Sustainable Florida conference
Anna Maria Island voting precincts: :
Precinct 91, Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Precinct 92, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Precinct 93, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. I
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger makes his
Precinct 94, Tingley Memorial Library, 6200 appeal for a vote in the city's nonpartisan election Nov.
Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. 6 at The Islander newspaper Oct. 19 political rally.
for state, county
$ and city offices
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i porters were
Oct. 19 political
last week he heard sympathy for "those who have to live
next to large out-of-scale rentals."
He credited the city planner and city attorney as sup-
portive in trying to address the problems.
Grossman said, "Citizen voters have a clear choice in
this election. The incumbents say there are no problems.
I say there are enough problems and enough of these
out-of-scale rentals in the R-2 district."
Grossman pointed to code and FEMA violations, and
people who have voiced their concerns for two years,
"and the huge resort rentals continue to grow.
"I pledge to enforce the city codes and work for major
solutions of the overdevelopment in Holmes Beach," he
Grossman called for a blending of old and new to
maintain the island lifestyle.
Just as popcorn and straw poll ballots appeared to be
running low in supply, Sandy Haas-Martens, a 14-year
commissioner, brought the crowd her campaign mes-
She commented on the hotly contested issues related
to property rights and building codes.
"Is it about the old Florida we love, or another
agenda? It's pitted one friend against another friend,
neighbors against neighbors. That's not who we are,"
"Until recently, Holmes Beach residents have suc-
ceeded in living peacefully with tourism.
"This issue has been about two houses. Yes, I said
two houses. It's been allowed to hijack the whole city,"
Looking at "the bigger picture," she pointed out that
in the recent economic downturn, "few communities have
remained so stable." Holmes Beach hasn't had to spend
its reserves and "the tax rate remains the lowest of any
city in Manatee County."
She said crime is low and the environment is pro-
tected, and she invited the public to visit the recently
opened city preserve, Grassy Point.
Like the other candidates, Haas-Martens asked for
the vote on Nov. 6.
"It's my birthday, so I'd love to have your birthday
present," she said.
John Monetti, running for his third term as a city
commissioner, thanked his wife and five children for their
support, and delved into local issues.
"It should really not be a one-topic campaign. Limit-
ing home sizes. This arose directly from a discussion on
short-term rentals," he said.
"A Florida statute forbids further rental restrictions,
and any changes threaten existing rental restrictions," he
Referencing proposed new construction limits cur-
rently being considered by the city commission, Monetti
said he opposed them as "legislating the buildings, not
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Monetti also came out against property right restric-
tions, saying they would lead to reduction in property
values or higher taxes, or both.
"Our property tax base would be assaulted," he said,
adding such a change would create "hundreds of new
Judy Holmes Titsworth, a life-long resident of
Holmes Beach, operates Shoreline Builders with her
husband, Steve Titsworth.
She told the rally attendees she decided to run for
commissioner as she sat "quite happy behind my gates,
enjoying my family.
"It just became too difficult to ignore the changes
that have been taking place in our community," Titsworth
She said her construction knowledge will help the
city find solutions to "the intensity of usage" in the R-2
From a recent check of the Manatee County property
appraiser's office website, Titsworth said she pulled a list
of 147 land condo owners in the city, not including those
currently under construction. She said the majority are
resort housing, providing "a guaranteed return for inves-
"Developers do have an influence over our current
administration," said Titsworth. "And this has to end with
She pointed to other issues, including a lack of
enforcement of land development codes, and the accep-
tance of questionable affidavits for remodel permits.
"In every instance, the mayor said his hands were
tied," Titsworth said.
She also criticized the mayor for calling her a
"whistleblower, not a messenger" relative to recent com-
"It is the enforcement of the building codes that pro-
tect us against ourselves," Titsworth said. "Our island is
worth fighting for."
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, with eight
years as the city's mayor and eight years a commissioner,
responded to Titsworth's criticisms, and pointed to his
successes in office and experience in federal and state
"Unfortunately, the current construction that Judy
doesn't like," Bohnenberger said, is the city's duplex
construction, which is allowed by the land development
code and "the building official has no choice but to issue
Bohnenberger said he was "kind of surprised" Tits-
worth thought he labeled her a whistleblower, and denied
saying nothing could be done about her complaints.
He pointed out he's changed building department
policies in response to some of Titsworth's -'I 2. I ii ii',
As far as changes to the code, Bohnenberger said he
favors minimum room sizes rather than floor area ratio
that would restrict new construction.
He said he's been talking to state legislators and
candidates in defense of the city's home rule authority,
including proposed legislation to limit local code enforce-
THE ISLANDER 0 OCT 24, 2012 5 5
ment and local business tax receipts. He's also seeking
repeal of the recent law that prohibits cities from chang-
ing rental restrictions.
Beyond the rental issues, Bohnenberger said, other
issues include the police pension fund. He said new police
hires need to be put in the state pension because it could
lead to reductions in current pensions.
"I'm very active at all levels of government and will
continue to be so," including the federal public service
and Homeland Security committee.
Carmel Monti introduced himself as a graduate of
Michigan State University, who worked in the photo
industry and ran three companies.
"I'm proud to say I'm not a politician," he said.
Monti said he's knocked on 100 doors in the city and
heard two major issues about city commission from the
residents: Lack of responsiveness and lack of action to
retain the character of the island.
He said he's heard from attending city meetings in
the past six months, and he's "flabbergasted" that the city
doesn't believe there's a building problem.
"There's a defeatist attitude of whatever laws they're
going to put on the books, they're going to get around
anyway," Monti said.
The city, not the developers, should be in control,
Monti said, adding that it should run like a business with
responsibility and accountability.
Monti also said the city should harness the time and
i ni-.I of its many talented people as volunteers.
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6 E OCT 24, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
It's a race
Holmes Beach voters have choices to make in the
Nov. 6 election, and with absentee voters already cast-
ing ballots and early voting beginning Oct. 27, it prom-
ises to be thanks to the presidential race a big
And so, just like the issues currently undergoing
scrutiny by the city, the race for two seats on the city
commission and the mayor's post is trending along the
Like one of the candidates said, it seems like "them
vs. us," but where we fall in that contest may be the
There's no doubt residents in Holmes Beach had
complaints about vacation homes taking over neighbor-
hoods with party sounds, kids squealing in pools, too
much garbage at the curb for too long, and too many
cars parked at one residence.
But those problems were addressed, for the most
part, in pretty rapid order with cooperation between the
city and rental agencies on guidelines for renters and a
better plan for the city's waste hauler. After all, the rent-
als are not illegal, the occupants came to enjoy vacations
in paradise, and we who live and work here appreciate
all that tourism brings to Anna Maria Island.
Rentals are expected in the city's Residential-2
zone the area zoned for duplexes. That can't be in
But soon, the debate turned to how duplexes are
Two buildings or one? The units, whether joined by
a "party wall" or a footer, were being sold separately
- a direct result of the economy and the tourism trend.
It was both affordability and the desire to get in on the
booming AMI rental market driving that engine.
Did buyers want to own what appears to be a single-
family home with a back-yard pool? Or a unit joined
in the middle by a common wall? Easy answer. Buyers
want their "place" in paradise.
Did builders do something wrong in meeting those
demands from the marketplace? No. The code allows
builders to join duplex units with a common footer or
roof, but separate the buildings and the lot to appear just
like a home.
Did some of the units take on too many bedrooms,
too many visitors, too many cars or too many vacations?
Perhaps. But that's not up to the builder. The contractor
builds what the customer wants to code.
None of the blame the candidates want to lay on
the city belongs with the staff, the administration or the
commission, but rather it belongs with existing codes.
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With reference to the recent letters in the Islander
concerning tipping in restaurants, my wife and I live
in the United Kingdom and have been visitors to Anna
Maria Island for many years.
I believe when in Rome you do as the Romans do,
and realize a tip is standard in restaurants. But many
of our friends who come here are quite shocked, first
by the amount of tip expected and, secondly, by the
often abrasive nature of some restaurant staff.
In the UK and most of Europe, no staff would
ever ask for a tip. If the customer feels that either the
food or the service was outstanding, then any tip given
Whilst we always tip 15 percent, we also feel we
should not be tipping on the value of alcohol. Most
European customers drink considerably more wine at
the dining table than Americans, and wine is expen-
sive in your restaurants.
The last thing I want to do is rock the boat on this
wonderful island, but if the restaurant staff survive on
the tips, perhaps restaurant owners should pay more.
I know this letter will change nothing and tipping
will continue apace in the States but, please, under-
don't belong in the downstairs parking/storage area of
three-story homes, then what does? If the property isn't
covered by insurance because of Federal Emergency
Management Agency guidelines, then isn't that risk
better left up to the owner? That too, is up to the city to
revise in its code and we have no problem with allowing
the "Brady Bunch" game rooms. After all, the city will
have a tough time enforcing any rule to the contrary in
single-family home districts.
All of this is just to say, there are problems and
there are solutions. If errors or allowances were made
in setback calculations, or owners created game rooms
after a certificate of occupancy was granted, or build-
ers sought "more" for their customers than some
people think should be granted, stricter guidelines are
And the city has been working in that direction.
However, change does not come swiftly. There is much
to be considered legally as to how regulations, policies
and codes will affect the city.
We think much has been accomplished. And we
commend the administration for working with the build-
ing department and legal staff to accomplish policy
changes, and the city commission for tackling new
When it comes to endorsing candidates, our choices
come, not from reactions to attacks and accusations, but
a place of moral obligation to the community.
Our incumbent commissioners and the mayor have
served us well. We believe that. They deserve time to
continue resolving any problems the city still faces,
especially the focus group solutions, building duplexes
as one or two buildings, and restoring rental controls
- home rule taken by the state. There is much to do
and it is far broader than the challengers issues.
These elected officials didn't cause the problems,
and we believe they have acted with appropriate cau-
tion and actions to maintain the city now and for the
But let's take it step by step, one by one.
Incumbent Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens
and John Monetti understand the problems the city faces
- not just one or two issues but the big picture. They
possess leadership, experience and governance skills
that are unchallenged.
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger has led staff through
troubled times and city staff deserves to be retained
and protected from the attacks by disgruntled neighbors
and builders. He's held the city tax bill or lowered it for
five years, when neither of the other two island cities
could accomplish the same. He set a path of creating
small "pocket parks" and he's been successful in devel-
oping relationships that bring these assets to the city at
little to no cost. He's a proven asset.
Now consider his challenger, Carmel Monti. He has
no history on AMI of community service, no relation-
ships with business or community organizations, and his
first claim regarding his mayoral candidacy was that he
intended to move to Sarasota, but someone convinced
stand and empathize with some of your more naive
If you are not careful, many visitors will not see
tipping for what it should be, but see it as an extra
tax, and none of us really like paying those.
Clive Parker, Cheltenham, England
I write in response to the Oct. 10 letter "Cheerio!
Here's 5 percent" by Will Corr.
I am from the United Kingdom, and have owned
a house in the area for a number of years. I can't
think of a restaurant I have not visited on Anna Maria
Island, from Skinny's Place to Beach Bistro and I
have never failed to tip at least 15 percent.
However I object to the attitude of servers to
receive a gratuity regardless of the service. Benefits
should be earned not expected.
I had a great time in a bar/restaurant at Newark
Airport last week. The woman bartending though
serving many people, was attentive amusing and
made everyone feel welcome. That's what I call a
good experience. She deserved a good tip.
The condescending comments about Brits are
Will Corr might deserve a gratuity for his service,
but his attitude might result in the first time I left a
restaurant without leaving a tip.
Colin Robinson, Bradenton
him to jump into the race at the 11th hour. He said he'll
stay, but only if elected.
That would be enough said, and while we like Monti
the Earth-friendly organic grower, he's lacking an
understanding of the process. He lacks any experience
and he's focused on only one issue. The city is not a
business, it's a community with a charter, a vision, a
budget and a staff.
And we also find Marvin Grossman a likeable and
energetic guy. But we'd like to have his help studying
issues and working with the city before we endorse him
as a commissioner. He also is a one-issue candidate.
And who doesn't like the idea of electing someone
from the Holmes family to the Holmes Beach Commis-
sion. Judy Holmes Titsworth would have the "heart" of
the community in mind, but somewhere along her path
to the dais, she turned bitter.
We're disappointed that she has taken to attacks
against the mayor. Wait, isn't she running for commis-
sioner? The mayor, on the other hand, has devoted a
considerable amount of time, cooperating on her con-
cerns, and initiating policies in the building department
based on her input.
We know Titsworth started out wanting to run for
the mayor's seat, but her path to the commission seemed
more logical. She also has not served on city boards,
volunteered or attended meetings until recently. She
also is a one-issue candidate.
Quite simply, any newly elected official would be
tested by the issues and changes our community faces
from four real challenges: the economy, the real estate
marketplace, tourism and FEMA.
We find the challengers attacking good people -
community members and neighbors incumbents
who have served us well and would continue to do so
- especially in the face of their single issue. The chal-
lengers are not uniquely qualified to solve any problem,
but they are single-minded in their purpose.
On a final note, we saw first-hand how our com-
munity sank to an all-time low last week when state
detectives and Homeland Security/ICE representatives
came to AMI to raid construction sites and arrest illegal
aliens. Was it motivated by politics or envy?
Who suffered short of the tainted image it created
for the island? Only one man was arrested and, for all
we know, he has children who are American citizens.
It was an especially sad day and a poor reflection
on whoever initiated the complaint. A sad day for a
community that should be sitting at the table together
to resolve its problems.
This election has turned ugly.
We need to wrestle back some civility. And we
need to allow the 20-plus years of experience among
the incumbents to do that and to manage the city
We recommend voting for three honorable,
respected members of our community, Rich Bohnen-
berger, Sandy Haas-Martens and John Monetti.
They deserve your vote. Bonner Joy
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Headlines from the Oct. 23, 2002,
issue of The Islander
Anna Maria city attorney Jim Dye told commis-
sioners he had learned a November 1995 city ordinance
to increase the occupational license tax may be invalid
because the Florida Legislature's deadline was Oct. 1,
1995. Dye said the city's best option was to return to
the fee charged in 1982. City clerk Alice Baird then said
she could not find the amended ordinance or the original
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox
said only 93 hatchlings were counted during the 2002 nest-
ing season, the lowest number in three years. Fox said there
were 168 hatchlings in 2001 and 207 the year before. Fox
said next year volunteers plan to move nests closer to the
sand dunes to prevent damage from storms.
Mark Petersen of the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection said no permit had been issued to Galati
Marine on South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria to con-
struct docks for deep-draft boats. Petersen was responding
to a challenge filed with the DEP adjacent property owner
Jack Fiske, who demanded a public hearing on the issue.
Fiske claimed the docks would interfere with his marina
next to Galati's. Petersen said Fiske should wait for a DEP
decision before filing any action.
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24-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m.
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Overhanging tree limb sparks commission debate
By Mark Young
A $550 request for tree-trimming at 2203 Ave. C,
Bradenton Beach, led to a fiery debate at the Oct. 18
commission meeting at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107
Gulf Drive N.
Public works director Tom Woodard asked to hire
an outside tree-trimming company based on a citizen's
claim that the limb presents a danger to passing cars and
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week on Dr. Phil show
Dr. Phil McGraw will devote two episodes of the Dr.
Phil show to the ongoing debate of how Sheena Morris,
22, died New Year's Day 2009 in Bradenton Beach.
According to the show's website, www.dr.phil.com,
the two episodes will air Oct. 25-26.
Kelly Osborn, Sheena's mother, is a featured guest on
the show. Osborn has publicly maintained her daughter
was murdered, although the case was initially ruled a
suicide, then changed to undetermined in 2011.
Osborn has long suspected Sheena's boyfriend, Joe
Genoese, 48, is responsible for her daughter's death.
Genoese has maintained his innocence, and has never
been named a suspect in the case.
He has agreed to take a polygraph for the Dr. Phil
show to clear his name. The results of the polygraph will
be revealed in the Oct. 26 episode on CBS.
In its promotion of the show, Dr. Phil asks how Geno-
ese's story differs from Osborn's, who has spent the last
few years trying to have the case reinvestigated.
She was partly successful in her endeavor, as the
Bradenton Beach Police Department last week reopened
Morris's case in the wake of a Florida Department of Law
Enforcement Smart Panel review.
FDLE recommended that BBPD follow up on the
pedestrians on the city-owned alleyway.
"Florida Power & Light cut them about six months
ago and the neighbors feel it wasn't enough and are con-
cerned about it," said Woodard. "The issue is that FP&L
came out and said they weren't going to cut it any further
and were fine with it."
FP&L also said the city would not be allowed to
cut the limb because of its proximity to power lines. It
requires the work be done by a licensed contractor.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said the limb pres-
ents a clear safety concern and the request should be
"It appears the limbs are touching FP&L wires, and
I find it strange that FP&L wouldn't take care of their
business," said Commissioner Ric Gatehouse.
Woodard said the limb is touching feeder wires,
which does not present a concern to FP&L.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said he would not support
using city money to trim the tree.
"The trees are on private property," he said. "As far
as I'm concerned, the neighbor complaining should con-
tact the other neighbor who owns the tree and get together
to solve the problem."
Shaughnessy claimed it would set a dangerous prec-
edent to use city money to trim a private tree.
"Once we start this thing with private property trees,
it's 'Oh, you did it for them, why aren't you doing it for
me?'" he said. "Once we do it, we set a precedent."
Commissioner Gay Breuler agreed, saying if FP&L
isn't concerned, then the city shouldn't be either.
Vosburgh said it wasn't about the FP&L wires. The
safety issue is from the limb possibly falling on a passing
vehicle, she said.
"I think we have to look out for the benefit of our
citizens," she said. "It's hanging over our property."
Vice Mayor Ed Straight sided with Vosburgh.
"I think in the past we have had to trim limbs like this
one," he said. "Any limbs in our right of way, we should
have them trimmed."
Straight motioned to accept the $550 bid from
Casey's Tree Service, which was seconded by Vosburgh.
Straight and Vosburgh voted to approve the request, while
Breuler, Shaughnessy and Gatehouse voted no.
In other city matters, the commissioners unanimously
approved a $3,000 purchase for a new police department
boat trailer, paid for through a West Coast Inland Naviga-
tion District grant.
The boat has been out of commission for more than
BBPD Lt. John Cosby said the old trailer was pur-
chased in 2001, "but the boat is in good shape."
Commissioners also approved the seventh annual
American Cancer Society Relay for Life special event
application for Coquina Beach May 10-11.
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Oct. 30, 2 p.m., historical preservation committee.
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Chappie says 'shovel ready' a possibility for BP money
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie told
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board mem-
bers that any money the county receives from the BP oil
spill of April 2010 may first have to go to "shovel-ready
Chappie was responding at the chamber's Oct. 17
meeting to a question from Holmes Beach Commissioner
Jean Peelen. She asked if some of the BP money might
go toward construction of a new pier at Manatee Public
Beach. The old pier was torn down several years ago after
engineers declared it unsafe.
The Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion in April 2010
that resulted in millions of gallons of oil seeping into the
northern Gulf waters affected the coastal environment
Volunteers clean up
Keep Manatee Beautiful reports 252 volunteers
picked up more than 1,400 pounds of trash and debris
from Anna Maria Island shores and highways in Octo-
KMB executive director Ingrid McClellan said this
month's Florida's Coastal Cleanup was successful.
"We know we're doing our job because the comment
I heard most was it was hard to find trash," she said.
The work of KMB, a nonprofit formed in 1991 as an
affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, were part of a joint
effort with the Ocean Conservancy in a 27th annual Inter-
national Coastal Cleanup and Trash Free Seas movement.
The conservancy is a Washington, D.C.-nonprofit.
Although numbers are still coming in, KMB tallied
more than 614 hours for volunteers who scoured 18.8
miles of shoreline and roadways in 20 cleanup for a
total of more than 1,375 pounds of trash and 71 pounds
The cleanup included highways, roads and shores
near the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage Preserve
in Cortez, as well as on Anna Maria Island.
of all five Gulf Coast states. The states collectively have
sued BP, which has set aside a fund of $27 billion to pay
claims. The lawsuit is in a Texas court and no trial date
has been set.
County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker
has said the county could receive $4 million-$20 million
in BP money.
Chappie said the county commission has not had any
final word on a settlement and discussions of "shovel-
ready jobs" has only been informal.
A problem with using any BP funds for the pier,
Chappie said, is that the location of the old pier is under
a five-year erosion study by the county and the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.
The study still has a few more years to run, he said.
If the study finds erosion occurs at that location, engi-
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neers have said a groin is the answer. If there's no ero-
sion found, the Federal Emergency Management Agency
wants any new structure to be higher than the old pier.
"So we may or may not get a pier," Peelen said.
Chappie said the BP settlement is a long way from
being finalized and he did not want to predict where any
BP money received by the county might go.
In other chamber business, David Teitelbaum, Ellen
Aguilina, Joe Landolfi and Linda Dickson were re-elected
to the board of directors, along with new board member
Amy Tobin. Wayne Gunter was elected alternate board
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Gay Breuler
said her city's cell tower ordinance is "in shape and going
forward with a location behind the police station."
The location will be adjacent to the marina and the
tower will look like the mast of a tall ship in port, she
She estimated it would take about a year to get the
tower "up and running."
Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman reminded
members of the Nov. 5 annual banquet and installation
of officers at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.
The Manatee Public Beach pier was a popular spot
for fishing, strolling over the water and sunset watch-
ers before it was deemed unsafe by the county and
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The children's annual costume parade steps off at
10:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and will lead the com-
munity to Anna Maria Elementary School for the fall
"The Haunted House Alien Monster Mayhem
- is going to be awesome this year," said AME Parent
Teacher Organization vice president Amy Talucci in a
The games, food and old fashioned carnival fun
begin on the school grounds at 11 a.m.
The AME PTO invites all to the parade from the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf
Drive, to the school, 4700 Gulf Drive.
Organizers ask that donated baked goods be
dropped off at the school by Oct. 26 with a student
as well as a teacher name on them for class credit. A
pizza party will be awarded to the class with the most
Decades in the making, the new downtown Braden-
ton Riverwalk is a reality. The 1.5-mile-long park on the
Manatee River recently underwent a $6.2-million renova-
tion to include a skateboard park, fishing pier, volleyball
courts, splash fountain, interactive public art, covered
pavilions and a kayak launch.
To celebrate the opening, Realize Bradenton is pre-
senting "Music in the Park," a family friendly, four-con-
cert series on Thursday evenings 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25-Nov.
15, at the Riverfront Pavilion and Mosaic Amphitheater,
452 Third Ave. W.
Johnette Isham, executive director of Realize Bra-
denton, says, "Bring the kids, friends and family to enjoy
Florida's fabulous fall weather."
The series kicks off with the Sarasota Pops Orchestra,
a 60-piece orchestra. The program will include a tribute
to All Saints Day and All Hallows Eve.
As an added attraction, artists and artisans from Bra-
denton's Village of the Arts will be at the event 4-8 p.m.,
offering jewelry, fashions, paintings, mosaics, food, quilts
and folk art.
On Nov. 1, Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones per-
form in the Mosaic Amphitheater. Deming's jump blues
style will be supplemented by Dennis Gruenling on har-
On Nov. 8, the Jake Castro Band you may remem-
ber his concerts last year while a student at Anna Maria
Elementary School will be featured at the Mosaic
Amphitheater. Jake Castro, 11, began playing guitar six
Centre festivals return
The Centre Shops fall festivals, 5380 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, will return for the season starting
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
The festivals are organized by Steff's Stuff and fea-
ture antique and art sales, wine tasting, live jazz and
Proceeds of the festival will be benefit the Longboat
Key Historical Society.
For more information, call 941-383-1901.
donated baked goods.
To support AME, the community is invited to
buy $1 raffle tickets available at the school and
festival called "Lucky Bubble Bucks" from Shiny
Fish Emporium in Anna Maria and to enter the "Make
Your Own Flavor" contest from Tyler's Homemade Ice
Cream in Cortez.
In addition, there will be a chance drawing, giving
purchasers an opportunity to place their tickets into
drawings for a variety of items. Tickets are being sold
in $10 or $20 bundles.
For the festival: The West Manatee Fire Rescue
District is providing bounce houses. Fresh Market is
providing pumpkins for the PTO pumpkin patch and
pumpkin painting booth. The Sandbar Restaurant is
providing food. The Shiny Fish Emporium and Tyler's
Ice Cream are providing coupons.
years ago and is already a sensation. The band covers clas-
sic rock 'n' roll, blues and Latin music from the 1950s,
60s and 70s, and they are set to appear on America's Got
The series concludes in the amphitheater Nov. 15
with Have Gun Will Travel, an alternative folk rock band
heard regularly on NPR and national television.
Food and beverage vendors will be on hand and con-
certgoers are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs
for seating. The series is made possible, in part, with
support from the Bradenton Downtown Development
Authority, Manatee Herald-Tribune and Sarasota Guitar
Grand opening activities will continue at Bradenton
Riverwalk with a grand finale Saturday, Dec. 1, the Bra-
denton Blues Festival.
For more information, call Realize Bradenton at 941-
840-0013 or visit www.realizebradenton.com.
Bank sponsors LBK fall fest
A free fall festival will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 28, at the Centre Shops of Longboat Key, 5370 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Proceeds will benefit the Longboat Key Historical
Sponsored by First Bank, the festival will feature
a classic car show, live music, food, a farmer's market,
artists, antiques and collectibles, shopping, displays, wine
tasting and a variety of vendors.
Flu shots offered
The Aging in Paradise Resource Center of Longboat
Key will hold a flu shot clinic 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 25, at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Shots will be administered by a CVS pharmacist.
The cost for a flu shot is $31.99.
For more information, call Susan Schaefer of the
resource center at 941-383-6941.
Downtown Bradenton park revamp brings events
AMI welcomes Halloween spirit
By Kathy Prucnell
With Anna Maria Island businesses and the commu-
nity in on the fun, there shouldn't be a black cat crossing
anyone's path at the annual Trail of Treats Halloween
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
busy working on the "trail" for kids to follow in all three
cities' business districts for this year's trail.
At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, the trail starts at
the chamber office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
with costume judging, photographs and distribution of
the "map" to the trail of treats.
There will be four age categories judged, with eight
prizes awarded, along with 32 award ribbons for ages
newborn to 12.
After the costume contest, celebrants will head out
to participating establishments to collect treats. The trail
includes the business districts in all three island cities:
Holmes Beach, 4-6 p.m.; Anna Maria, 5-7 p.m.; and Bra-
denton Beach, 5-7 p.m.
Businesses interested in being included in the event
and on the trail should call Deb Wing at 941-778-1541
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Critter costume contest
One business already lined up on the trail is The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
From 5-6 p.m., the newspaper with the help of
Dogs for the Earth of Anna Maria and Perks 4 Pets of
Bradenton will host the annual Crazy, Creepy, Crawly,
Critter Costume Contest.
Prizes will be offered for pets in the scariest, most
original and silliest costumes, as well as those dressed
to win an owner-critter look-alike contest. The pet stores
also will have giveaways and Dogs for the Earth will have
a prize for the most Earth-friendly pet costume.
Contestants will meet outside the office in a park-
ing lot "corral" for viewing by the trick-or-treaters, with
judging scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call the newspaper at 941-
Trunk 'n' Treat
Another Oct. 31 option comes from Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The church will hold a Trunk 'n' Treat at 6 p.m. for an
alternative to door-to-door neighborhood trick-or-treat-
ing. Participants will park their cars with trunks open
wide and filled with treats for costumed children and
supervising adults. For more information, call the church
An event celebrating Halloween is the Anna Maria
Elementary School Fall Festival, which includes a cos-
tume parade assembling at the chamber of commerce
parking lot at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, that will step off
on Gulf Drive to the school grounds for festivities at
10:15 a.m., including a carnival of games and food 11
There will be a haunted house, pumpkin patch,
climbing wall, class booths, bake sale and "Lucky Bubble
Bucks" for chances to win baskets and an auction of prizes
that includes a fishing charter and parasailing trip. Music
at the festival will be provided by DJ Chris Grumly.
For more information, call 941-812-7253.
Carnival of Carnage
The Dance Theatre of Bradenton will hold a haunted
house, Carnival of Carnage, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 26-27, and 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in
the Sweetbay Shopping Plaza, 5505 Manatee Ave. W.,
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children.
All proceeds will benefit the Dance Theatre, a local
nonprofit providing dance education to the community.
For more information, call 941-345-7495.
De Soto Desoween Trail of Haunted Legends
De Soto National Memorial invites the public to a
family-friendly spooky hike 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 27, weather permitting.
The free Halloween event is at the memorial park,
8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton.
Organizers encourage parents to bring the kids in
Desoween will feature fun events for young and old,
including exploration on the Trail of Haunted Legends.
On the trail, rangers will make believe they have
located De Soto's fabled ship and his gold bounty that
sunk in Tampa Bay. But beware: There are haunted
guardians, like the dreaded Skunk Ape, seeking to halt
those who enter the woods. Will participants strike it rich
or fade away and become another story for the Trail of
For more information, call 941-792-0458.
Moose and masks
Women of the Moose will host a Halloween Party 1-3
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Anna Maria Island Moose
Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
For more information and reservations, call Terry
Campbell at 941-794-3908.
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Friday, Oct. 26
5-10 p.m. Concert in the Park to benefit Camelot Com-
munity Center of Clearwater, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street
and Flotilla Drive. Information: 941-748-2162.
Saturday, Oct. 27
1-3 p.m. Halloween Party, Women of the Moose, Anna
Maria Island Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-794-3908 or 941-778-4110.
*3:30 p.m. -Anna Maria Elementary School costume judging
and class parade from Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
5313 Gulf Drive, to AME, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,. Informa-
Tuesday, Oct. 30
8:30 a.m. -Audubon Society of Manatee County Leffis Key
Field Trip, meet at Leffis Key entrance, Coquina Beach, Bradenton
Beach. Information: 941-353-5133.
Thursday, Oct. 25
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Flu shot clinic, Aging in Paradise Resource
Center of Longboat Key, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-
6-8 p.m. Fourth Annual Chowdown for Charity, Manatee
Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Riv-
erhouse Banquets and Weddings, 955 Riverside Drive, Palmetto.
Sunday, Oct. 28
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Longboat Key Historical Society/First Bank
Free Fall Festival, the Centre Shops of Longboat Key, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 314-968-3060.
Oct. 30-Nov. 12, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Flor-
ida State University/Asolo Conservatory forActor Training, 5555 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-351-9010,
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee
applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon Open
House, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600
24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.
*Third Saturdays through May, 9-11 a.m., Jr. Audubon, Mana-
tee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E.,
Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes
in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Thursday 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.
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.
Oct. 31, Crazy, Creepy, Crawly, Critter Costume Contest, The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
Oct. 31, Halloween Trail of Treats, Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Oct. 31, Trunk 'n' Treat, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
Oct. 31, Desoween, Trail of Haunted Legends, De Soto
National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton.
Nov. 3, Spaghetti Dinners, Magic of Manatee Chorus, Sweet
Adelines, Bradenton Christian Reformed Church, 4208 26th St. W,
Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-6287.
Nov. 3, Nautical and Landlubber Treasure Show, Anna Maria
Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton.
Nov. 3, "For the Love of Money," murder-mystery dinner, Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
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Nov. 3, 100,000 Healthy Meals, Feeding Children Everywhere,
Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
Nov. 4, Chili Challenge Here benefiting Center for Building
Hope, Bridge Street, Bridge Street Market Bradenton Beach. Infor-
Nov. 4, Author Diane Robertson book-signing, Ginny's & Jane
E's Bakery Cafe & Island Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-755-0739.
Save the Date
Nov. 7, Bonnie's Day, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Nov. 9, ArtsHop Gallery Walk, Information: 941-243-3818.
Nov. 10, 100th birthday celebration for Cortez Schoolhouse,
Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information:
Nov. 10, ArtsHop Silent auction, the Studio at Gulf and Pine,
10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3818.
Nov. 10-11, ArtsHop Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden
Arts and Craft Fair, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street and Flotilla
Nov. 11, ArtsHop, Drum Circle, Manatee Public Beach, 4000
Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-243-3818.
Nov. 11, ArtsHop Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus &
Orchestra, performs Popular Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information:
Nov. 14, Island Players Off Stage Ladies Wicked Wizard of
Oz Silent Auction and Luncheon, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information:
Nov. 17, Holiday Bazaar, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: Herman at 941-383-
Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay Water Festival, Sarasota Bay Estu-
ary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.
Send calendar announcements to email@example.com. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description
and a contact via e-mail and phone.
Artist opens show at Studio
A reception for artist Jake Fernandez will be held
5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Studio at Gulf and Pine,
10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Featuring his paintings, drawings, videos and
photo-mosaics, the exhibit will run at the studio
through Nov. 13.
Fernandez is a graduate of the University of Flor-
ida who received a master's of fine arts from the Uni-
versity of South Florida. He currently divides his time
between studios in Florida and New York.
For more information, call 941-778-1906.
CITY OF ANNA MARIA
PO Box 779
10005 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria FL 34216
Anna Maria Commissioners will be
that will occur after the November 6, 2012
election. Interested applicants must:
1. Be a resident of Anna Maria City
for at least two years prior to
November 6, 2012 election.
2. Complete the "Application for
Committee" form. Applications
may be picked up at City Clerk's
Office, Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria or
downloaded and printed from
the city website http://www.
3. Submit resume and completed
"Application for Committee" form.
All information must be mailed, hand-
delivered, or sent by email to amclerk@
cityofannamaria.com by October 31,
2012, 12:01 p.m.
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Some 84 people adorned in pink stepped off, rode
out and ran hard several with furry companions -
in the Oct. 13 Causeway 4 the Cause event to benefit
Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event began at the
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
and traversed east on Manatee Avenue to the Palma Sola
Causeway and back again.
"We enjoyed beautiful weather and a wonderful com-
munity gathering that gave more than $2,300," reported
event coordinator Eleni Romeo.
She also thanked Beach Bums Island Attitude, Ellen-
ton Animal Hospital, Wash Family Construction and
School for Constructive Play for assistance.
Bowling for dogs,
cats results in 1K
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cats and dogs Oct. 13 at the 1\l hiii n.i \ -Kill \miiiial
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Players for cancer support
The Men's Industrial Softball League at G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton, sponsored
by Smitty's Heintz and Becker, player includes Nate Robert, grandson of islander
Wanda Figari. Each player on the team dedicated their Oct. 11 game in honor of
cancer survivors and fighters during October's National Breast Awareness cam-
paign. Islander Courtesy Photo
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Aubry launches, signs new book on Galveston
Former Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry, left, with architectural historian
Stephen Fox of Houston, who provided commentary, signs his new book, "Born on
the Island," at a launch party in his honor Oct. 5 at "Bishop's Palace," the 1892
Gresham House, Galveston. Published by Texas A&M University Press, more than
250 copies were sold at the event. The book is available online at www.tamupress.
com. All proceeds benefit the Galveston Historical Society. Islander Courtesy
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AMITW winds down, celebrates record sea turtle season
By Mark Young
With only three un-hatched nests remaining on
Anna Maria Island, volunteers with Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring can rest easy after
a record-breaking year that saw both triumph and trag-
Beach walkers and section coordinators made 691
reports of activity, including nests and false crawls,
according to AMITW executive director Suzi Fox at an
Oct. 16 year-end gathering at Manatee Sports Grill, 7423
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
"That's like two or three years worth of work in one
year," said Fox. "We couldn't do it without our walkers.
We went over our statistics and we had a huge amount
of nesting. It was an amazing year."
Fox said the combination of Tropical Storm Debby
in June, and Isaac in August left a number of days where
volunteers were unable to walk the beach.
As a result, Fox said, "We had 75 unverified nests
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and, on the bay side, a lot of nests were up in the bushes
and difficult to verify."
There were more than 360 nests this year, an all time
Anna Maria Island record. TS Debby brought bad news
initially, with an estimated 100 destroyed nests.
That number dropped over the ensuing weeks
to about 60, but the year-end totals turned dire. Fox's
updated numbers are 156 nests of the 179 pre-Debby
nests were lost to storm surge.
But nesting resumed following the storm in dramatic
AMITW record keeper Pete Gross said in the weeks
following Debby, up to eight nests a day were being
The surviving nests through the season produced 12,481
hatchlings, but Fox said the number is likely much higher
when taking into account the number of unverified nests.
"If you figure we had 75 unverified nests we didn't
get numbers for, we could have had a killer number of
hatchlings to the sea," she said.
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AMITW volunteers didn't get much rest between
nesting and hatching. Gross said beginning on July 28 to
mid-September about 54 straight days "We aver-
aged 225 hatchlings per day."
Shorebird nesting also suffered from the two storms.
AMITW's Glenn Wiseman said skimmer nests were
wiped out from heavy rains before Debby arrived, but
"they re-nested and then Debby wiped them out again,"
he said. "The skimmers tried one more time, but didn't
Wiseman said the more populated species, such as
terns and gulls, fared much better, and only "one snowy
plover had two chicks."
On a positive note, Wiseman said the large amount of
sand deposited on the north end of the island from Debby
will benefit shorebird nesting in the future.
Fox said AMITW has overcome a lot of lighting
problems this year, which is the primary cause for dis-
orientation events, which were recorded as being more
than 20 this season.
Disorientations occur when either the nesting sea
turtle or hatchlings head landward, toward artificial lights
rather than to the reflection on the water.
"We had $40,000 in lighting money obtained from
grants that we spread out to 10 different resorts," she
said. "Next year, if my grants go through, we'll have an
additional $10,000 to work on areas where we are still
having some lighting issues."
Fox said the money would be used for smaller build-
ings, like single-family homes, "to give them a light fix-
ture and a sea turtle-friendly bulb."
Manatee County also has agreed to fund Fox's
request to place an informational kiosk or poster wall at
the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach to help edu-
cate the public about sea turtle nesting on the island.
One of the remaining three nests on the island is
overdue, said Fox. The other two are expected to hatch
sometime after nesting season officially ends Oct. 31.
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A political sign makes allegations about possible
lawsuits involving of one of the Holmes Beach city com-
mission candidates vying for one of two seats in the Nov.
6 election, was removed Oct. 14 by police from a median
at Gulf and Marina drives.
Commissioner Pat Morton reported the sign at 5400
Gulf Drive. According to the police report, he sign was
placed within city property, in violation of city ordi-
nance, according to the Holmes Beach Police Department
Two more red-and-black signs with the same mes-
sage and a statement it was "sponsored by concerned
citizens," were subsequently found at the corners of
Harbor and Gulf drives and at Sixth Street and Manatee
Avenue. They too were removed by police, according to
code enforcement officer David Forbes.
HBPD Lt. Dale Stephenson said the sign Morton
reported was on city-owned property without permission,
and therefore was removed. He said the two other signs
that were removed also were in the rights of way.
Last week, HBPD delivered one of the signs to
Forbes, who pointed to a section in the city's sign ordi-
nance that authorizes the removal of illegally placed signs.
Forbes said the signs do not state the required disclaimer,
and do not contain an address or identify who paid for
them. State election laws require political advertisements
to expressly state the content of the advertisement was
approved by a candidate or political committee as well
as who paid for it.
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By Mark Young
A Bradenton Beach homeowner, with no objection
from the city, was awarded variance relief during an Oct.
17 special master hearing at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive
Chris Miller, 1201 B Gulf Drive S., Bradenton
Beach, sought to elevate his home by 8 feet and to move
the home 3 feet to the west.
Even though the city was not objecting to Miller's
request, building official Steve Gilbert said the hearing
before Special Master Harold Youmans was required
because Miller sought a variance.
Gilbert said anytime an action requires relief from the
land development code, it must go through the process
to ensure the city is protected from litigation.
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Miller said the purpose of the request to lift the
1950s-era home above base flood elevation is to mini-
mize storm damage.
"A key factual piece of evidence I need has to do
with whether you have practical difficulties or personal
hardships that are unique to the property that is beyond
your control," said Youmans. "What has happened to you
that required you to seek to raise this property?"
Miller said the surrounding properties are above
flood elevation, and he feels his home is in danger at its
current elevation. Also, the cost of flood insurance for
a property below flood elevation is substantially more.
Nothing is level and the floor is sinking.
By raising the small home on the 150-foot lot, and
moving it back 3 feet, per a request from the city, Miller
said parking would be easier. He said pulling in and out
of his property onto Gulf Drive is a safety hazard.
"A broad issue in these cases has to do with harmony
in the community," said Youmans. "The issue here is, if
what you are proposing is complementary to the city's
comprehensive plan and this plan should be OK. Do you
The city supported Miller's request, as did neigh-
bor, Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, who
spoke in support of the proposal. Other neighbors prop-
erty submitted letters of no objection.
One letter of objection was submitted by a neighbor
north of Miller's property, Richard Perry, who stated his
objection was based on concerns that his view to the Gulf
of Mexico would be impeded.
"When someone comes into this state and buys a
piece of property ... and someone else comes down and
buys the property in front of him, courts in this state have
consistently said you don't buy a view," Youmans said.
Youmans concluded that Miller's request met the six
primary specifics when seeking a variance, but warned
that his order would become invalid should any specifics
of the project to elevate and move the home change from
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Sustainable conference clears path for Florida's future growth
By Rick Catlin
For development in Florida, the times are changing,
said Bruce Stephenson of Rollins College at the inaugural
Sustainable and Authentic Florida conference in Anna
Maria. The three-day conference, including meals and
tours, was Oct. 17-19.
Stephenson, who teaches planning and urban devel-
opment, told the 100-plus attendees that developers are
faced by environmental groups challenging every threat
to Florida's environment that developers propose.
"No longer will developers have their way with a
project," he said.
And cities and counties are doing a better job of plan-
ning growth without destroying wildlife or disrupting
eco-systems, he added.
Stephenson was one of many speakers at the con-
ference who emphasized that a new day has come for
Florida development. The times have changed, he said.
Jack Rudloe of Wakulla County in the Panhandle
said he's been fighting developers since 1962.
"It began when I got an order for stone crabs for the
Seattle Exposition," Rudloe said.
While searching for stone crabs in area waters, he
realized the population was dwindling and set out to find
out why. In the ensuing years, he became involved in a
number of environmental efforts and projects, including
an annual Worm Festival in Wakulla County.
"The developers and county officials fought the worm
festival for the first five years," Rudloe said, because the
people who came for the festival were interested in saving
worms, not buying property.
He said that when a large piece of property is cleared
of trees, shrubs and grass, it destroys the worm habitat.
"No more worms," Rudloe said.
"I've fought developers for years, and they are smart.
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6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
Jack Rudloe of Wakulla County and the audience view
a video on sustaining marine life in the Panhandle.
Also on stage are Daisy Portay and Bob Seidler, both
of Wakulla County. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
They know all the tricks and they have the money to hire
the best lawyers," Ludloe said.
Conference attendees toured the Cortez fishing village
with Karen Bell ofA.P. Bell Seafood Co. Cortez is the lon-
gest continuous working fishing village in Florida, according
to the conference brochure. They also attended a meeting
and toured the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez.
The conference included a visit to the Anna Maria
Historic Green Village on Pine Avenue, which uses solar
panels to provide electricity, recycles water through cis-
terns and has earned a Leadership in Environmental Edu-
cation and Design award from the U.S. Green Building
Council for producing more In, i.\ each year than it
Ed Chiles and Michael Coleman of Pine Avenue Res-
toration LLC led the group on a tour of Pine Avenue to
Gli Dei Lutheran Church
Pastor Rosemary W. Backer
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show how new business projects can blend in with old
Florida and aid the environment. PAR also has a LEED
certificate and uses environmentally friendly construction
Local naturalist Mike Miller showed groups how
native vegetation survives along Pine Avenue, which he
called the "Greenest Little Main Street in America."
Attendees also heard presentations from experts on
livable and sustainable communities and from amateur
environmentalist Daisy Partay, who was instrumental in
having a 220-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 98 through
the Panhandle declared a National Scenic Highway.
Such a designation places federal restrictions on
any new development along the highway and retains the
scenic environmental sites and habitats along the route.
The inaugural conference was presented by several
organizations and people, including Sissy Quinn of the
Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust.
Herb Hiller of the East Coast Greenway Alliance
served as conference director and was pleased with the
"It went better than expected, although I wish more
national media had come. Next year, the conference
will be in Miami Beach. I hope we can get thousands to
come," Hiller said.
"The only way we can save our Florida's great envi-
ronment is through people getting involved," he said.
People at the conference learned what they could do
in their hometowns to have a sustainable, environmen-
tally friendly community. They learned what has to be
done and what challenges they face, he said.
Caroline McKeon of Florida Journeys Communica-
tions in Sarasota said the conference was a "milestone"
that will help shape Florida's future.
"This conference was just the beginning," Hiller
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6 Mideast strongman
11 Men's suit
15 Bread dispensers
19 Common belief
20 Complete, in
22 Slow leak
23 Special attention
26 Lioness's lack
28 Against one's will
30 Salon worker
31 Island west of Maul
32 Didn't come right
out and say
33 Word with Army or
34 Lapful, maybe
41 Farm wagon
42 Some baby sitters
44 Soap discontinued
56 Repeated phrase in
"Hot Hot Hot"
58 Ikea store, to some
59 Something with a
Blue Book value
61 1937 hit with the
lyric "You're like
the fragrance of
62 Brown ink
63 Comic strip with the
characters Rat and
67 A little off
69 Not well
73 Low-battery signal
74 Dog with "rough"
75 British pens
77 Southwest terminal?
78 "The Gates" artist
80 M R I maybe
85 "Have you
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87 Egypt's Sadat
90 What a pusher may
push in a park
94 Cabinet dept since
96 Stoller's partner in
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said to do
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it at a hotel
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program on CBS
110 Bit of science
111 Farm fowl
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115 Or follower
116 Some classwork
117 Relative of a
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2 "___ Evil" (Mia
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6 Volume of the world
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much brushing, say
8 Old Brit coins
9 Son in "The Royal
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11 Itty-bitty breath
12 Omani or Yemeni
13 Three-time All-Star
14 Hanger on
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18 Alka-Seltzer ad
24 Frist's successor as
25 Outta here
31 Home of the oldest
school in Sweden,
founded in 1085
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36 Recipe unit
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39 Round in Britain,
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46 Not burn completely
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above a side door
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plot to steal the
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72 Central Sicilian
74 Windy City
75 Lottery winner's
76 Departure from the
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84 T S Eliot's middle
87 "Nashville" director
89 Presidential middle
name or last name
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92 Dodger Hershiser
93 Vasco da Gama's
94 #2 Abbr
95 Low-rent district
giant that makes
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103 Full of the latest
105 Asian gold bar
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Island police blotter
Oct. 12, 6 Lakeview Place, motor vehicle theft.
Pasco County Sheriff's Office contacted the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office to report a stolen vehicle originat-
ing from Anna Maria was discovered in Pasco County.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
No new reports.
No new reports.
Oct. 12, 300 block of Clark Drive. A husband and
wife came to the Holmes Beach Police Department to
report the theft of 33 checks during a three-month period.
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
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cashed for $70, totaling $2,310. The couple stated they
believe the suspect has a gambling problem as a possible
motive for the theft.
Oct. 12, 600 block of North Point Drive, criminal
mischief. A complainant reported to police she had heard
a loud noise and looked outside. She reported that two
of her neighbors' mailboxes had been knocked to the
ground. Damages were estimated to be about $100.
Oct. 12, 2900 block of Avenue E, information. A
man reported to police that his wife was moving out and
that she had entered the residence to remove her belong-
ings. The caller wanted to file a complaint because the
wood flooring was scratched and holes were left in the
wall. HBPD suggested it was a civil matter.
Oct. 13, 5400 block of Gulf Drive, assist EMS. An
HBPD officer responded to a possible motorcycle acci-
dent. Upon investigating the scene, it was determined the
rider of a scooter had fainted and fallen off the vehicle
while driving. The driver was treated by EMS at the scene
and no damage was reported to the scooter.
Oct. 13, 5400 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
chief. A complainant reported two men had engaged in
a physical altercation, breaking two landscaping light
fixtures. Damages were estimated at $600.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
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HB building department verifies remodel values for FEMA
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach public works superintendent Joe
Duennes responded Oct. 18 to concerns about building
department decisions on four recently remodeled ground-
floor homes with a one-page letter.
In an Oct. 8 letter, Steven Martin, program manager
of the Florida Division of Emergency Management State
Floodplain Management Office, sought backup informa-
tion and reminded the city to update its code to reflect
new Federal Emergency Management Agency guide-
Martin coordinates with local governments for
FEMA, which manages the National Flood Insurance
Program for new construction in flood-prone areas.
"More than one citizen has recently expressed con-
cerns about the city's permitting process and enforce-
ment of its floodplain ordinance concerning substantial
improvements," Martin wrote.
The letter included a Power Point presentation on the
properties at 606 Crestwood Lane, 531 Key Royal Drive,
302 67th St. and 207/209 55th St.
Martin asked that the city respond and "provide
detailed determinations" to indicate the remodeling did
not exceed 50 percent of the market value prior to the
structural improvements and to include elevation certifi-
cates for improved structures in flood-hazard areas.
"If such properties underwent substantial improve-
ments, then they should meet the city's ordinance, includ-
ing elevation above the base flood level, and comply with
minimum requirements of NFIP," Martin wrote.
In his Oct. 18 letter, Duennes said, "Elevation cer-
tificates are not required for improvement projects under
50 percent, although some homeowners choose to have
In the Oct. 8 letter, Martin followed up on his agen-
cy's May visit to the city. He said while the agency found
"no apparent potential violations," there were "several
problems" with the city's flood damage prevention ordi-
nance that the city was late in addressing.
The report asked the city to revise its ordinance to
conform with 2010 state building code amendments no
later lh. 1 \Ln. 23.
Duennes and Mayor Rich Bohnenberger said city
attorney Patricia Petruff is in the process of drafting such
an ordinance, which will be sent to FEMA for review
before it comes before the city commission.
"We are not concerned with it," Bohnenberger said
about the Martin letter. "We're confident we'll be in com-
Holmes Beach, like other cities, police permits in
accordance with local ordinances that incorporate FEMA
guidelines to ensure homes are built or remodeled with
safeguards against flooding.
"I just think they want more information and then
they'll decide," Duennes added. "And I just anticipate
them coming down and going through our files because
that's what happened in the past."
The city adopted a new flood plain ordinance that
included FEMA guidelines after a floodplain audit in
To meet the pre-August FEMA guidelines, if a
remodeling project is proposed on a property below base-
flood elevation, the first-floor living area must be built
off the ground, or contractors and owners' cost affidavits
and an appraisal must show new costs are no more than
50 percent of the market value of the structure.
Discussion at city commission meetings over the
past year has included complaints that contractors are
submitting questionable affidavits as to the 50 percent
rule, practically demolishing the structure and re-building
without elevating the structure.
This summer the city began requiring demolition
permits and inspections prior to the issuance of building
Bohnenberger, who is up for re-election Nov. 6, said
the complaints likely came from "a contractor who did
not get the project," and someone who thinks a person
"can drive by and tell substantial improvements from the
road." He specified the complainant may have been Steve
and Judy Holmes Titsworth.
Judy Titsworth, who is running for one of two com-
mission seats against incumbents Sandy Haas-Martens
and John Monetti, and newcomer, Marvin Grossman, has
been outspoken on the subject of ground-level improve-
ments that exceed the 50 percent rule, but she denied
making the FEMA complaint. Her husband also denied
making such a complaint.
"We brought it to the city's attention only," said Judy
She added, "Steve followed it up with a letter to all
the commissioners. It's now part of the FEMA investiga-
tion because it was in public records."
Titsworth said she warned Bohnenberger and
Duennes in August that she knew of another citizen who
had complained to FEMA, but she kept the complainant's
Bohnenberger and Titsworth agree that compliance
to the flood plain management ordinance and the sub-
stantial improvements rule is important so it does not
jeopardize flood-insurance discounts for all residents.
Holmes Beach response, values
Holmes Beach public works superintendent Joe
Duennes wrote Oct. 18 to the state coordinating agency
for the Federal Management Emergency Agency that
details the values and appraisal amounts used to make
building permit approvals for four ground-level home
According to pre-August FEMA guidelines, for proj-
ects below the base flood elevation level, contractors and
owners' cost affidavits and an appraisal must show new
costs are no more than 50 percent of the market value of
The information Duennes provided to Martin includes
the following addresses and values:
Address Depreciated value Project cost
per certified per owner,
appraisal contractor affidavit
207/209 55th St. $252,974 $119,600
302 67th St. $382,200 $121,550
606 Crestwood $612,284 $299,499.20
531 Key Royale $307,919 $113,500
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pet-owner look-alikes. Gather at the office. 5404 Marina Drive. Holmes
Beach registration beginning at 5 p.m. and judging at 5:30 p.m.
Trail of Treats begins at 3:30 p.m. at the AMI Chamber of Commerce
office with a kid's costume contest and then a trick-or-treating adventure in
downtown Holmes Beach, followed by trails in both Anna Maria and Braden-
ton Beach businesses. All trick or treaters are welcome to visit the corral
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Grassy Point opening honors former commissioner's vision
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger honored
former Commissioner Billie Martini Oct. 18 as having the
vision for the future at the ribbon-cutting ceremony that
resulted in the 34-acre Grassy Point Preserve opening to
"You had a vision," he told Martini as he walked
with her to the Avenue C entrance to the preserve for
the ribbon-cutting and presentation in front of about 50
"The whole acquisition of the property was her
vision," he told the crowd, and then he presented Martini
with a plaque from the city and The Islander newspaper,
recognizing her efforts to establish the preserve.
After the ceremony, Bohnenberger drove a golf cart
- his first time ever, he said and Martini rode as they
led attendees on a walk along the 1,000-foot shell path in
A group of fifth-grade students fromAnna Maria Ele-
mentary School arrived via the island trolley with their
media class for the occasion.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, the
city's parks and beautification committee, Keep Manatee
Beautiful and Sarasota Bay Estuary Program also were
represented at the ceremony.
"It's ajoy to see the school represented," said Bohnen-
berger after the ceremony, adding he hopes area schools
will use the preserve for field trips.
SBEP environmental scientist Jay Leverone said, "We
think people will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of
the area, and that they're closer to nature when they walk
The preserve was purchased by the city in 2000 with
a grant from the Florida Community Land Trust and
has been improved and managed through a partnership
between the city and the SBEP.
The preserve borders Sarasota Bay and East Bay Drive,
and the only pedestrian entrance at this time is on the south
side on Avenue C. Bohnenberger and city commissioners
hope to acquire land to expand parking.
The city and the SBEP have improved the preserve
with a shell parking lot, three picnic tables, six shade
trees, native plants and a mulch-lined shell path.
Over the years, more than $110,000 from various
sources, including the SBEP, Southwest Florida Water
Management District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
has helped restore intertidal wetlands and rare coastal
hammocks, to remove exotic and invasive species and
plant native vegetation.
The coastal hammocks of towering mangroves and
tall-standing roots are accessible from the bay by small
non-motorized watercrafts, such as kayaks, canoes and
Bohnenberger told attendees that a $533,000 proj-
ect slated for the future by the Florida Department of
Transportation includes a boardwalk across the property's
water features. It is "No. 3" on FDOT's priority list, and
the mayor expects those funds to be released in 2013.
City officials also have talked about a lookout tower
in the preserve, and an improved intersection at East Bay
and Gulf drives.
The preserve landside gate is opened at 7 a.m. by
public works and closed at dusk by the police depart-
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Bradenton Beach reviews cell tower ordinance
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach commissioners held an Oct. 16
workshop to begin reviewing the city's cellular commu-
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse, in September, criti-
cized the ordinance, written by Lawrence "Rusty"
Monroe of Center for Municipal Solutions, saying it
was obstructionist in nature, and designed to financially
He also said the ordinance, as written, could leave the
city vulnerable to litigation from the telecommunications
industry and wanted the commission to repeal, or at least
amend the ordinance.
Monroe fired back at Gatehouse with a letter to the
Monday, Oct. 22
Record Day No School for Students.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Biscuit or Waffle.
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Shrimp Poppers, Warm Roll, Apple-
sauce, Carrot Coins, Mini Romaine Salad, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel or
Lunch: Mac and Cheese, Hot Ham and Cheese, Peach Cup,
Mixed Veggies, Cucumber Coins with Dip, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich or Ultimate Breakfast Round.
Lunch: Taco, Refried Beans, Pizza Bagels, Strawberry and
Banana Cup, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Friday, Oct. 26
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick or Super Round.
Lunch: Pizza Choice, Fish Sandwich, Corn, Sliced Pears,
Frozen Fruit Slushie, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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city saying Gatehouse's opinions were not facts, and he
would no longer work with the city.
Monroe reiterated that point at the Oct. 16 meeting,
saying the city "no longer has permission" to use his
Gatehouse previously said the 28-page ordinance
was overkill, considering some large cities like Boston
have a nine-page ordinance.
Gatehouse asked building official Steve Gilbert and
city plannerAlan Garrett if they agreed that the ordinance
is "repetitive, redundant, conflicting and ambiguous."
The answer was, "Yes."
Gatehouse also wanted to know if Monroe's fee
schedule should be removed from the ordinance and
placed on the city's fee schedule where commissioners
would have more flexibility to adjust it.
Gilbert and Garrett concurred with that assessment
and said, as it stands now, the city has no flexibility.
Gatehouse asked for a consensus to authorize staff
to rewrite the ordinance and, if determined, send out a
request for proposal for a professional consultant.
Commissioner Gay Breuler said she supports remov-
ing the fee schedule, but said the commission could work
around the conflicting language without having to rewrite
the entire ordinance.
Gatehouse also asked to expedite the AMI Radio
tower application with a waiver. Commissioners agreed
to speed up the AMI Radio application, remove the fee
schedule and direct staff to review the ordinance for
"Why leave a document in place that is confusing,
conflicting, with redundant language, which requires
waivers?" asked Gatehouse. "This problem will keep
coming up unless we fix the document. Let's get to the
root of the matter and do what we need to do to make it
Gatehouse said Bradenton Beach will have its cell
tower. "Our job is to ensure it is done correctly, and we
protect our citizens and businesses in the process," he
Action taken at the work session is not official, with
the exception of authorizing staff to begin reviewing
the ordinance. Commissioners may direct staff to begin
w\ k lth1t ui'1h a consensus, but agreeing to remove the fee
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schedule and expedite the AMI radio tower application
requires approval at a commission meeting where public
comment can be heard.
Mayor John Shaughnessy, before the meeting started,
said it was a work session and no action would be taken,
therefore no public comment would be heard.
Objections to the consensus at a work session were
noted. Resident Jo Ann Meilner objected to not allowing
public comment at the meeting, while former Commis-
sioner Janie Robertson put her objection in writing in an
email to the city.
Robertson was on the commission when the ordi-
nance was adopted and expressed dismay over the way
it is being handled.
"Someone really botched or threw a monkey wrench
into this whole thing between the time commission passed
the ordinance and the time (Mayor Shaughnessy) signed
it, and this is not commission's fault," she said. "Staff is
paid to follow commission direction. Also, at the time the
RFP went out, the ordinance was not posted on Municode
for applicants to reference. Maybe that's why only one
Robertson said this is no time to "reinvent the
wheel," and advised commission to sign the contract with
Monroe, but Monroe already said Municipal Solutions
no longer will do business with Bradenton Beach.
forces BB budget redo
Following the adoption of the Bradenton Beach
2012-13 fiscal year budget in September, the city
turned its budget over to the state accountant for
According to Commissioner Ric Gatehouse, the
accountant found a $400 discrepancy in the budget,
which needs to be fixed before the state will accept
In order to resubmit the budget, the city is required
to return the budget to an open meeting to once again
adopt the budget and set the tentative millage rate.
The commission will hold a public hearing on the
re-adoption of the budget at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct.
25, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
THE ISLANDER 0 OCT 24, 2012 0 23
BB attorney says city not likely to agree to 'arbitration'
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry said
she would not likely recommend the city accept an offer
to arbitrate a lawsuit filed to end a joint development
agreement with the BeachHouse Restaurant for a dune/
parking lot project.
Perry updated commissioners at an Oct. 18 city meet-
ing, following an Oct. 4 announcement from one of the
plaintiffs that they were willing to send the case to binding
arbitration as opposed to litigating in the court system.
Tuesday, Oct. 24-Friday Oct.26: Red Ribbon
Saturday, Oct. 27: 9-11 a.m., Costume parade,
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf
Drive N. to AME, followed by 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fall
Festival, school grounds.
Monday, Oct. 29: Fall fundraiser Otis Spunk-
mayer sale begins.
Tuesday, Oct. 30: CrossPointe Fellowship third-
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Voting Day (mock presidential
Monday, Nov. 5: 3:15 p.m., Student Advisory
Council meeting, library.
Tuesday, Nov. 6: 8:45 a.m., Parent Teacher Orga-
nization board meeting, conference room.
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 5-7 p.m., PTO dinner, cafeteria,
followed by 7 p.m., fourth-grade play, auditorium.
Monday, Nov. 19-Friday, Nov. 23: Fall/Thanks-
Thursday, Nov. 29: 8:45 a.m., Spring Fling Kick-
Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-708-5525, www.manatee.kl2.
The lawsuit alleges the joint development agree-
ment violates the city charter, land development codes
and comprehensive plan, and seeks to halt the project the
city approved in May.
Jo Ann Meilner said Oct. 4, "We propose to with-
draw our complaint against the city of Bradenton Beach
regarding the development agreement and offer instead
a review by a qualified judge arbitrator experienced in
Perry said the manner of presenting a legal offer at
a public meeting was unusual.
"As you all know, in an unorthodox manner, one of
the plaintiffs came in and asked for binding arbitration,"
said Perry. "We found it appropriate to speak to opposing
counsel, so I sent correspondence to see if he was seeking
mediation or arbitration."
Perry said there is a difference.
"The client said arbitration but, if he is seeking medi-
ation, then he needs to give us an idea of what he wants to
go forward with," she said. "There is no point of getting
to mediation with no concept in mind of how they intend
on getting this settled."
Perry said arbitration would end up costing the city
almost as much as litigating the suit.
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opposing counsel on the details of the offer.
"If it is mediation, give us an idea of what you are
thinking of in terms of settlement, so we don't waste
time," she said. "We are at a standstill until he clarifies
what he wants."
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Slim's Place cruises to top spot in adult soccer
Kevin P. Cassidy
Coed adult soccer takes center stage this week in
sports at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, where yet another victory
goes into the record books for Slim's Place.
Slim's holds a 6-point lead in the standings and if its
8-2 victory Oct. 18 over Moss & Barnard Construction is
any indication, it doesn't appear they will be in the losing
column anytime soon.
Pink & Navy Boutique holds down second place with
a 4-2 record, closely followed by Sato Real Estate, which
sits alone in third with a 3-2-1 record. Wash Family Con-
struction is 3-3, while Florida Discount Signs and Moss
& Barnard Construction are tied in fifth place with 2-4
records. Jessie's Island Store at 1-3-2 and Island Pest
Control at 1-4 round out the adult soccer standings.
Thursday's game was a contrast in styles with Slim's
Place spreading the ball around in a patient ball-control
attack spearheaded by center midfielder Danny Anderson
and forwards Sean Sanders, Tyler Krauss and Lynn Clark.
Moss & Barnard countered with long balls, and
while defender Robbie McLaughlin usually cleared the
ball away, when he did not, goalie Tyler Bekkerus was
usually there to clean things up.
This formula worked to perfection in Slim's 8-2 vic-
tory. Sanders and Krauss scored three goals each, while
Anderson notched two. Bekkerus made nine saves in goal
as Slims powered toward an undefeated season.
In other action Oct. 18, Wash Family Construction
defeated Jessie's Island Store 5-3 behind a pair of goals
from Zoran Kolega and single tallies from Kris Yavalar,
Damir Glavan and Greg Ross. Scott Eason contributed
two assists, while Don Purvis made four saves in goal.
Matt Plummer led Jessie's with two goals while
Steven Perry added one goal. Nate Talucci finished with
eight saves between the pipes in the loss.
Sato Real Estate exterminated Island Pest Control
8-0 behind three goals from Jeff Christianson and a pair
of goals and an assist from Lexi Braxton. Josh Sato,
Kim Christianson and JT Goode each added a goal while
Diego Felipe finished with a pair of assists.
Pink & Navy defeated FL Discount Signs 4-2 behind
a balanced attack that saw four different players score.
Tony Rasulo, Aaron Parkin, Lindsey Weaver and Frank
Agnelli each scored one goal, while Scott Rudacille made
eight saves in goal.
Brent Laudicina and Meagan Dolan each scored a
goal for Discount Signs in the loss.
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The Center's youth soccer season is heading down
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Edgewater Realty leads the two-team 14-17 division
with a 4-1-1 record, which leaves opponent West Coast
Air Conditioning at 1-4-1.
The 8-10 division is an absolute dogfight with Lob-
stahs and American Marine tied for first place with 19
points. Best Buy holds down third place with a 4-4 record,
closely followed by Tyler's Ice Cream at 3-2-1, but any
of the top four teams has the talent to upset the top two
any given day. Miller Electric follows at 2-7, while LaP-
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American Marine showed why they're one of the top
teams in the 8-10 division with a 5-2 cruise past LaPensee
Plumbing Oct. 19 behind five goals from Tyler Brewer.
Sam Bowers and Lila Naeher each notched one goal to
lead LaPensee in the loss.
Lobstahs kept pace with American Marine in the
standings with a 4-1 victory over Miller Electric in 8-10
division action Oct. 17. Catherine Calhoun scored all
four goals to lead Lobstahs to the victory. Dalton Guthrie
notched the lone goal for Miller.
Tyler's Ice Cream and LaPensee battled to a 2-2 tie in
the second division game of the evening. Daniel Sentman
and Giana Sparks each scored one goal to lead Tyler's, while
Bowers notched both goals for LaPensee Plumbing.
American Marine shocked Miller Electric 9-4 in 8-10
division action Oct. 15 behind six goals from Brewer and
three from David Daigle. Silas Banyas, Dalton Guthrie,
Madelyn Rogers and Callen Achor each scored a goal to
lead Miller in the loss.
Best Buy defeated LaPensee 4-1 in the second divi-
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Daniel Fritz. Jaclyn Schlossberg and Hagan Powers each
added one goal to the victory. Bowers notched the lone
goal for LaPensee in the loss.
Steam Designs remained undefeated in the 11-13
division with an easy 9-2 victory over Wash Family
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and Abby Achor added one goal to the victory. Zach Fer-
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LPAC in the loss.
Steam Designs slipped past LPAC in 11-13 division action
Oct. 19. Nico Calleja scored twice, while Aiden Grumley and
Gavin Sentman scored one goal each in the victory. Fernandez
scored all three goals for LPAC in the loss.
Jen Crady Massage edged Wash Family Construc-
tion 4-3 in the second game of the evening behind two
goals from Lardas and one goal apiece from Leo Tililli,
Cameron Pasco and Abby Achor. Tyler Yavalar scored
two goals to lead Wash FC which also received one goal
from Ben Connors in the loss.
LPAC cooled off Jen Crady Massage with a 6-2 victory
Oct. 17 behind five goals from Fernandez. Tyler Pearson
added a goal for LPAC, which climbed to within a point of
second place with the victory. Lardas and Cameron Pasco
each notched one goal for Jen Crady in the loss.
Edgewater Realty defeated West Coast Air Condi-
tioning 4-2 in 14-17 division action Oct. 15. Joey Carder
scored two goals while Derek Pulch and Max Driscoll
each scored to lead Edgewater to the victory. Thomas
Powers and Sibella Glavan notched goals for WCAC.
Cornhole tourney planned
The Center is hosting a cornhole tournament noon
to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 27 for players 21 and older. Cost
is $20 per team with proceeds to children's programs.
There will be prizes for first, second and last place
and chances to win other prizes.
For more information or to sign up, call Ryan Hogan
at 941-778-1908 ext. 9219.
Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records
during Oct. 20 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City
Hall horseshoe pits. Dom Livedoti and Debbie Rhodes
rolled past Norm Good and George McKay 21-6 to earn
the day's bla.-ini rights.
Oct. 17 horseshoe action also had two teams advance
to the knockout round. Hank Huyghe walked his way
past Norm Good and Tim Sofran 21-11 to earn the day's
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Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
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Migratory fishing action only gets better
By Capt. Danny Stasny
If you haven't yet had your fill of Spanish mackerel
and kingfish, you can still get in on the action.
Try fishing artificial reefs just west of Anna Maria
Island to find the migratory fish. Live baits such as shiners
and threadfin herring are producing the best bite, although
trolling big-lipped plugs or spoons are working, too.
When fishing kings and mackerel on my charters, I'm
using a 12-inch piece of 25-pound hardwire connected
to a 2/0 long shank hook with a haywire twist. With a
30-pound swivel attached to the other end of the wire,
I tie about 4 feet of 40-pound fluorocarbon and make a
double uni-knot to connect my line. Using a wire leader,
you're able to prevent the kings or macks from cutting
you off. If you're fishing water that is very clear, you may
need to omit the hardwire to get the bite. In this case,
try using 50-pound fluorocarbon tied to a 4/0 extra-long
While targeting mackerel at the reefs, expect to
encounter barracuda, shark, jack crevalle and blue run-
ners. Also while at the reef, try bottom fishing flounder
and mangrove snapper. Now is a good time to catch these
species, and they taste a lot better than mackerel.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier says Spanish mackerel and kingfish are still
dominating the bite there. Pier fishers using artificial,
such as Gotcha plugs or Clark spoons, are reeling up
limits of macks in the 2- to 3- pound range. The same
applies for the kings, although when specifically target-
ing them, pier fishers are using live baits small blue
runners or large greenbacks, resulting in kings up to 46
Gag grouper are still providing rod-bending action at
the pier. Pinfish or large greenbacks fished on the bottom
are the baits of choice. Average size of the gags this past
week has been up to 30 inches.
Finally, pompano are making a showing at the south
pier in the shallow water near the landside. To target these
tasty hard-fighting fish, try using Love's lures pompano
jigs. The color of choice is a combination of pink and
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing beachside with nice
catches of gag and red grouper. Trolling with Mann's
Stretch 30s or 25s around the artificial reefs, Girle is
reeling up gags up to 32 inches. The same applies for the
red grouper with fish up to 22 inches.
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to catch this 70-pound tarpon on 20-pound test. It took
1 1/2-hours for Sanders to reel this monster to the boat
kingfish and Spanish mackerel. Using shiners, Girle is
catching kings up to 36 inches. For the macks, Girle is
using smaller shiners, resulting in fish in the 3- to 4-pound
Finally in the backcountry, Girle is working sandy
potholes in search of redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-
and-release snook. For these fish, live baiting with smaller
shiners is the ticket. Simply work some potholes on the
grass flats and free-line your baits through for reds up to
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shiny lures like the Gotcha's and spoons, beach fishers
are catching Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, jack crevalle
and blue runners. When targeting these species, Keyes
suggests walking until you find shorebirds diving on bait
schools. Once you do, start casting into the bait for a
Beach fishers using Berkeley Gulp shrimp are hook-
ing into keeper-size flounder and an occasional pom-
Those opting to fish the piers are reeling up good
numbers of macks on Gotcha plugs and white speck rigs.
Along with mackerel, expect to catch ladyfish and jack
Also on the piers, anglers using shiners are catch-
ing flounder, mangrove snapper and catch-and-release
snook. Don't be surprised to pull up the occasional red-
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Char-
ters reports an action-packed week with a variety of fish
chewing like it was their last meal.
On the nearshore waters, good weather has produced
calm, flat seas and the fish are responding. Howard sug-
gests looking for diving birds to locate schools of mack-
erel, kingfish, bonito and sharks as they hunt the massive
bait schools forming in the Gulf.
This past week's tides provided some exciting inshore
rallies and some nice fillets for dinner. The redfish, spot-
ted seatrout and flounder have been very active and are
feeding on live shiners. Catch-and-release snook have
been moving slowly off the beach on their way back to
the mangrove bushes. "Look for the snook bite to explode
as the fall season comes into its sweet spot," Howard
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Blue Water Beach Club is the host 5-7 p.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 24, of the chamber business mixer. The resort
is at 6306 Gulf Drive. RSVP the chamber.
Cadence Bank at 2207 Manatee Ave. West in Braden-
ton will celebrate its anniversary 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
30, and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
is helping with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Chamber members and their guests are invited to
attend the celebration, which includes beer, wine, food
and live entertainment.
The monthly chamber luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the BridgeTender Inn, 135
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the event is $15
and reservations are required.
For more information on AMI chamber events, call
The Manatee, Sarasota and Anna Maria Island cham-
bers of commerce are partnering for this year's exposi-
tion, 4-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Bradenton
Area Convention Center.
This year's event will have food, door prizes and the
opportunity for members to showcase their businesses to
the more than 1,200 people expected.
For more information, call 941-748-4842.
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Nicole Skaggs of Big Fish Real Estate Inc., 5351
Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach, announced last week
she has joined forces with Jack Sandelman to open the
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Danny Wood, a financial advisor at Edward Jones
Inc., 3226 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold a free
symposium on Social Security from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday
Oct. 30, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
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Star Fish 'best restaurant'
By Mark Young
As if stone crab season wasn't reason enough to bring
diners into local restaurants, a Cortez eatery has made the
list of top restaurants in Florida and the country for its
The Star Fish Co. Dockside Restaurant, 12306 Fourth
Ave. W., Cortez, advertises the best seafood the Gulf of
Mexico has to offer.
Coastal Living has named the restaurant one of the
top 50 places for seafood in the country and among the
top five in Florida. And the website, trueliving.com,
named the eatery as second best in the state and placed
Star Fish in the top 30 restaurants in the country.
"We are all pretty excited around here," said Star
Fish manager Laurie Jones. "We are very proud to see
our restaurant on the same list as fine dining restaurants
in New York City."
Fine dining does not describe Star Fish, Jones said,
who noted that dining at Star Fish is very casual. What
the dockside restaurant offers is a great view and food
that has garnered national attention.
The timing of the recognition coincides with the
much-awaited stone crab season with the coveted claws
hitting local menus Oct. 15. Jones said stone crab season
is off to a good start for the restaurant and its fresh sea-
"We have our own boats who deliver straight to the
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amidst stone crab opening
pretty good. They are all sizes and a lot less floaters than
what we saw last year."
Jones said a floater is a claw that hasn't filled with
meat, so when the claw gets boiled, water seeps in and
forces it to the surface.
"The meat is just as good, and you can get some
really great deals," she said. "We have people come in
all the time asking us for floaters."
Jones said the A.P. Bell Fish House next door has
"The boats start coming in around 6 p.m. and I know
they are next door cooking claws sometimes until mid-
night," she said.
"We did not see this good of a start last year, so
everyone is hopeful for a great season, but these things
are always unpredictable," said Jones.
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SUNGLASSES: Gucci, Dior, Fendi, $50 to $100
PERICO ISLAND: 50 percent off designer fur-
niture, only eight months old. Two matching
couches, dining set, coffee and end tables,
lamps, wine cabinet, smalls. Pictures and prices:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-896-8738.
COMPUTER: DELL, dual 1.5 GHz, XP-PRO,
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.
FOR SALE: LATERAL file cabinets: 3 HON
2-drawer black $50 each; 4 attractive 2-drawer
wood files $60 each. One legal and one letter-
size regular 2 drawer files. Also selling antique
wood office chairs, Haitian art, collectible art,
some framed. Many local artists. Home decor.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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
email@example.com, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)
THE HIVE: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Locally hand-
made jewelry, imported jewelry, Buddha-related
stuff, illustrated cards, artistic T-shirts, South Afri-
can gifts and much more.
WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES with Cheryl
Jorgensen at Crosspointe Fellowship. Classes
start Oct. 31,10 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays through
April. Call Cheryl, 941-580-3385.
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 MINISTRY OF PRESENCE is celebrating the
gifts received for Haiti with Caribbean Night at
Havana Cabana 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Food
and entertainment, cash bar. $20 donation. Info,
tickets: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, HB.
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-
ANNIE SILVER COMMUNITY Center sale: 8
a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Yard, plant,
book, bake, bromeliads. 103 23rd St., Braden-
CENTRE SHOPS FALL festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28. Antiques, art, wine tasting, live
jazz, food, sales and more. Benefits Longboat
Key Historical Society. 5380 Gulf Of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. Sponsored by First Bank,
YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Household items, Orioles memorabilia, old
records, lots of great things! 3104 Ave. E, Holmes
YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Golf items, tennis rackets, lawn supplies, com-
puter supplies, Christmas items, crystal, clothes,
jewelry, shoes, books, perishables. Cheap stuff,
free coffee. 5607-A Guava St., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 26-27. Nautical decor, furniture, miscella-
neous. 226 85th St., Holmes Beach.
REWARD: FAVORITE BIKE sold by mistake at
garage sale Saturday, Oct. 13, Sixth Avenue,
Holmes Beach. Old grey/blue paint, men's racer
type, rusted, Christmas lights on handle bars.
LOST LAUNDRY: HELP! My laundry fell off my
bike, and I can't afford new clothes and I miss my
Bob Marley T-shirts. Lost blue mesh bag between
Holmes Beach laundry and 75th Street along
Holmes Boulevard. Call JD, 941-920-3840.
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.
2008 EZ GO golf cart, new batteries only one-
year-old. $2,150. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. 2001 25-hp Mercury
2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must
see! $2,150 obo. 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-
"Movers Who Care"
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.
Windows & Doors
JIL DE C A SIFIED.
BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trust-
worthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student.
Own transportation. 941-447-9658.
NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sitting,
pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with ani-
mals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-
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.
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.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
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-
HOME CLEANING: WE take scrubbing seriously.
For a clean home, call 941-778-1014. References
PIANO LESSONS: EXPERIENCED degree
teacher, beginning to advanced, ages 5-75. Les-
sons tailored to your needs. Beginning voice les-
sons also available. 941-761-2440.
I CAN FIX IT. Virus cleanup, system upgrade.
Hardware, software and network repair. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-
KEY CLEANERS & LINEN has expanded our ser-
vices. We now offer residential cleaning. Family
owned for 24 years on Longboat Key. Quality and
service, now in your home. 941-383-1222.
AMI COMPUTER: SOLUTIONS for computer
problems solved at your home or office. Wire-
less networking, virus/spyware prevention and
removal, repairs, software upgrades, advise and
STAY-AT-HOME mom willing to babysit all ages. 7
a.m.-7 p.m. and more. Fenced-in backyard, lots
of toys and learning experience. 941-448-0134.
THE PERFECT SOLUTION: Professional cleaner
and organizer, extremely detailed. Kathy, 941-
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, references.
Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693.
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. Organizing, laundry, ironing, pet-watch,
storm-check, rentals. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Since 1987. Call William
Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your
home or hotel. Massage by Nadia. Call today,
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1 .i":l i Sat.
BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
AN'S RESCREEN IN!
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Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, if> ~
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup. "
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H- HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joesph LaBrecaue *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
JR'S LANDSCAPE AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulch, trim, haul, cleanup. Island
resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
1-3 Sunday, Oct. 28,
2377 Landings Circle,
Bradenton: 3BR 2BA
custom Riverview Land-
ings NW home. Wood
and tile floors, heated
pool, 3-car garage.
Call Jane Tinsworth
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
* Dedicated --
Marianne Correll -
Your Listing REALTOR
LISTING ALL TYPES OF
PROPERTIES SINCE 1999
Spectacular 7312 Hamilton Road, . L..1^,"T
Palma Sola Trace, 4BR villa, $310,000. 6101 Marina Dr Holmes Beach 34217
Updated duplex on rare
oversized lot. $559,000. Call
Nicole Skaggs, Broker, 941-
Pretty Gulf views from light,
bright, updated 2BR/2BA
condo. Turnkey furnished,
priced to sell at $285,000.
Call Nicole Skaggs, Broker,
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NW POOL HOME
Stunning, beautifully updated
3BR/2.5 BA executive home.
$309,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
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4BR/2BA w/deeded canal
access. Maximize income.
Priced right at $389,000. Call
Realtors Carmen Pedota 941-
284-2598, or Lori Guerin 941-
PERICO BAYFRONT WATERFRONT ON AMI!
Bayfront 3/2 with beautiful 2BR/2BA on canal, fully
updates. Easy to see. renovated, turnkey. $325,000!
$317,000. Call Josh Petitt, Try and find for less! Call Jeff
Realtor, 231-330-2083. Petitt, Realtor 941-773-2528.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
RANDY'S PAINT, DRYWALL repairs and other
household needs. Call 941-465-2062.
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,
and condo, 1 BR/1 BA overlooking golf course.
Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesre-
S J.sse= Sisson Sofrlssodiatf g,
ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath
turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool,
tennis, covered parking, bay access, water
views, elevator, future bookings, and new
A/C and new roof are just some of the fea-
tures of this condo. Just bring your flip-flops
and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse
Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755.
CANAL & BAY VIEWS:
Holmes Beach canal home with 3BR/3BA. Direct
open bay view across the street. Quiet street.
Great location, not far from beach. $625,000.
Norman 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
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SA D A S I DS
ANNA MARIA RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, washer and
dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-
EARLY SEASON SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with
boat slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach.
$700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, avail-
able September through June. Contact Dave,
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA cottage. Gulffront
location. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for
details. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259.
SEASONAL: MONTHLY, NOVEMBER-May.
2BR/1 BA duplex, washer and dryer, bikes, beach
chairs, WIFI. Holmes Beach. 941-778-0275.
PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA private pool, com-
munal pool, gym and tennis. Available December
and January. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholiday-
ANNUAL 1BR CORTEZ: Sunny Shores. $615/
month. Washer and dryer, new carpet, no pets,
3BR/2BA CONDO: 1,213 sf near Manatee
Avenue and 59th Street, Bradenton. Ten min-
utes to beaches. Ground floor, pool, tennis, near
IMG. Totally remodeled! Washer and dryer, unfur-
nished, annual, small pet OK, $1,100/month.
NEWLY REMODELED 2BR/1 BA: 200 feet to the
beach, Anna Maria. Available November and
December. $1,800/month. 941-778-7933.
SEASONAL RENTAL: NORTH Holmes Beach.
2BR/2BA modern kitchen, living room. Private
outdoor patio, outside shower. Available Janu-
ary, February, March. $2,250/month plus security
deposit. Immaculate and well-maintained. 941-
BEAUTIFUL CONDO FOR rent: 2BR/2BA, nicely
furnished, ground floor. No pets. Close to beach.
Seasonal $2,000/month, annual $1,200/month
plus utilities and taxes. 330-562-8945.
WOULD LIKE TO rent a room. Christian retired
woman looking for a room to rent for February
and March 2013 on or near Anna Maria Island.
Call Sally at 810-689-3221.
BRADENTON BEACH: BLOCKS to the beach,
2BR/2BA clean half-duplex with deck, no pets/
smoke. First, last and security deposit. Back-
ground, credit check. $1,050/month. 813-270-
NEWLY REMODELED 2BR/1BA: 200 feet to the
beach, Anna Maria. Available November and
December. $1,800/month. 941-778-7933.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 1 BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads!
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
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,
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-
FOR SALE BY owner: Corner lot on canal. 644
Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-
WE HAVE A home on the Manatee River, Snead
Island. We would like to sell or trade for same on
Ann EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Hous-
ing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention
to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination
Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available
on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination
call HUD toll-free at (800) 669 a Maria Island. Details, call
ihk~otiu-forr your support in making our family
A' r-No. I in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties!
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1
Longboat Key FL 34228
PRICED TO SELL!
3BR, 2BA home with caged,
heated pool in desirable
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.
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