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VOLUME 20, NO. 48
OCT. 3, 2012 FREE
Consultant says commissioner'blatantly misinformed'
the HB budget cuts.
WMFR remodel work
continues. Pages 2
Former islander Viens
found guilty. Page 3
Salick's memorial ser-
vice announced, and
police beat. Pages 8-9
Things to do. Page 12
AM tackles filling
seats post election.
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of Sept. 22.
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric
Gatehouse won't have to worry about Center
for Municipal Solution's Lawrence "Rusty"
Monroe standing in the way of his proposal
to repeal the city's cell tower ordinance by
severing ties with Monroe's company.
The city "has no need to sever ties with
CMS as Mr. Gatehouse recommends, since
at this point it apparently has no" agreement,
Monroe wrote in a nine-page letter to commis-
The letter was in response to Gatehouse's
Sept. 6 criticism of Monroe's involvement
with writing the city's ordinance.
Gatehouse said the ordinance, adopted in
May 2011, was designed to be obstructionist
and financially beneficial to Monroe.
Gatehouse said the ordinance "stinks to
high heaven," and "smelled of a backroom
The commissioner said he would seek to
repeal the ordinance and draft a new one, or
at least amend the current one.
Monroe said in his letter, dated Sept. 12,
that he took umbrage with Gatehouse's com-
ments, "and the thinly veiled clear implication
as regards to the wholesomeness of our intent
Monroe said he welcomed constructive
criticism, but Gatehouse's implications crossed
a line of integrity. Monroe said his company,
"effectively donated" $28,000 to the ordinance
process for a three-year agreement that prob-
ably would not generate more than $10,000 in
public works director
Tom Woodard stands
near where the city
would gain covered
Sparking spots if a
\ proposed cell tower
agreement moves for-
ward. The location of
i the tower is expected
to be within the stor-
age area at public
works. Some have
argued parking spaces
S. would be lost due to
Sthe tower, but that is
not the case, Woodard
said. Islander Photo.
Monroe said CMS went forward with its
work regardless, because it made a commitment
to do so and, "simply because it was the right,
honorable and ethical thing to do."
He said it's a model ordinance that has been
accepted in more than 800 communities in 33
states, including Anna Maria.
Gatehouse said the ordinance has been
PLEASE SEE CONSULTANT, PAGE 4
HB starts process to revoke downtown development plan
By Kathy Prucnell
county Islander Reporter
'tion help. Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed
to start a process that could lead to the revoca-
tion of the site plan for a marina, condomin-
tor post ium, lodging and restaurant complex at 5325
2. Page 17 Marina Drive.
surance Mayor Rich Bohnenberger asked the com-
e. Page 19 mission Sept. 26 to begin the Tidemark Lodge
revocation and also to enact an ordinance to
@< I create a sunset provision for future develop-
ment site plans.
calendar. "This project no longer has an active build-
ing permit," said Bohnenberger. "It has virtu-
ally become an abandoned construction site."
gra- City attorney Patricia Petruff said due
f rea process requires there first be a public hear-
ge 21 ing and notice to the developer to allow them
age 26 to explain why the city should not revoke the
d BiZ After a hearing, she added, the commis-
sion could choose to revoke the site plan, give
Page 23 the developer a date certain for completion
or allow the plan to remain in force with no
The project, approved in June 2001,
includes plans for a marina, 120-seat restau-
rant and bar in a building with nine lodge
units, and 20 buildings with 31 townhomes.
le The plan was amended in September 2002 to
S: reflect a building layout change.
ests, 329 Tidemark filed bankruptcy in 2004, and
,164 the property changed hands. The property is
ts, 12,269 now owned by Mainsail AMI Marina LLLP
o sea, and of Tampa and George Glaser of Bradenton,
nationss as according to the Manatee County Property
Holmes Beach is considering revoking the
2001 site plan for a marina, lodging and
restaurant complex on a commercial parcel
at 5325 Marina Drive, based on a consensus
of commissioners at their Sept. 26 meeting.
Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
In 2009, Mainsail representatives met with
Holmes Beach public works superintendent Joe
Duennes and proposed reducing the project to
37 residential units, concealing stairs and eleva-
tors, and elevating the lodge building.
Meanwhile, a sister company, Mainsail
AMI Beach Inn completed a motel at 101 66th
St., Holmes Beach. In August 2011, a Mainsail
spokesperson told The Islander it needed one
more season of sales at the Beach Inn before
proceeding with the lodge build-out.
Last week, Mainsail Lodging & Develop-
ment president Joe Collier said the company
purchased the 2-3 acre Tidemark property out
of foreclosure with the site plan entitlements,
and were assured they'd remain.
The marina portion of the project has
already been built-out.
"We've spent a few hundred of thousands of
dollars in the bulk heads, dock pilings, caps and
other construction and drainage improvements,"
And, he said, unfortunately, some site work
was done before the project stalled because of
the economy. He said the company recently cut
weeds, mowed the grass and bulldozed part of
According to the city code enforcement
department, a notice of violation was sent to the
company in March due to overgrown weeds.
As to the city's move to revoke the site plan,
Collier said, "I don't think they can do it. We're
actually getting ready to start, get mobilized and
He estimated one-year construction with
contractor SunCoast Builders of Clearwater, and
Steve Smith of Cooper, Johnson, Smith Archi-
tects of Tampa.
Other investors in the Mainsail project
include Ed Chiles. Michael Coleman, Ted LaRo-
che and Louis and Mary Alice Collins.
"I'm surprised they'd do something like
that," Collier said. "I'm surprised someone
didn't reach out to the landowners first."
The city has leased docks in the basin to
Mainsail for the past several years and $11,500
in revenue is expected, according to the 2012-13
budget. According to Mainsail's website, it has
50 boat slips available for lease on a daily,
weekly or monthly basis.
Petruff told the commissioners the revoca-
tion process would not impact the dock lease.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino polled
commissioners and announced there was a con-
PLEASE SEE TIDEMARK, PAGE 2
2 0 OCT 3, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
WMFR continues remodel plans at Station 2
By Kathy Prucnell
West Manatee Fire Rescue District commissioners
at their Sept. 20 meeting gave the go-ahead to Fire Chief
Andy Price to negotiate a lease and likely purchase of
property behind Station 2 in Cortez.
As part of remodeling plans to accommodate a full-
time force at the volunteer station at 10350 Cortez Road,
Price told commissioners he's working on a lease with
Manatee Fruit Company, the owners of the 80-by-400-
In the Sept. 5 draft lease, there is an option for future
impact fees to be credited against an unstated purchase
Additional terms include rent of $1 for 10 years, an
option to terminate or if there's no termination, auto-
matic five-year renewals. The proposed lease also limits
the property for fire district and public service purposes,
including Manatee County Emergency Medical Ser-
"It sounds like a good deal," said Commission Chair
Randy Cooper. "And they've been very cooperative."
Price agreed, saying Manatee Fruit has been "very
The parcel is needed for stormwater retention and
relocation of parking so the build-out can take place near
the front of the station, Price said after the meeting.
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The plan is to update, repair and provide firefighter
living quarters at the station.
In May, commissioners chose Ross Built Con-
struction Co. of Holmes Beach and Manuel Synalovski
Associates of Fort Lauderdale as the design-build team
for the $900,000 project at Station 2, originally built in
The district currently leases a similarly sized prop-
erty owned by Manatee Fruit Company for its train-
ing facility behind the station. Price said the proposed
acquisition would "square off the property."
In other matters:
There were no appeals at a public hearing of the
2012 fire assessment rate. At a May 17 hearing, commis-
West Manatee Fire Rescue Commissioners Randy
Cooper and Scott Ricci show their district Breast
Cancer Awareness Month shirts at the Sept. 20 com-
mission meeting. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
sioners increased the district assessment about $4 more
than the 2011-12 rate to meet rising operational costs and
expected increases in health insurance costs. The new
fiscal year began Oct. 1.
Cooper announced WMFR is looking to host
another Citizens Academy to allow the public to observe
and learn side-by-side with firefighters in training. More
details are expected in October.
Commissioners heard the first reading of an ordi-
nance, amending the district's Firefighters Retirement
Plan to reflect mortality table updates for accruals and to
allow for a maximum of 300 hours in retirement calcula-
A unanimous vote also set aside a 2000 Ford Expedi-
tion as surplus equipment. Pursuant to state law, the vehicle
will be offered to other public agencies and, if there are no
interested departments, it will be sold at auction.
TIDEMARK CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
sensus to proceed. He also directed Petruff to draft an
ordinance enacting site-plan expiration dates.
Currently, there is no expiration date for site plans
under Holmes Beach codes.
Petruff said, "The codes that I'm familiar with have
something that says a preliminary site plan is valid for
three years unless you get your a final site plan approved
within that time frame.
A final site plan is usually valid for two or three
years, she said, adding that most codes have some sort
of staged deadlines for building completion.
Petruff said extensions are possible under certain
circumstances. The county, state and Southwest Florida
Water Management District have allowed extensions due
to the economic downturn, she said.
The open-ended site plans have been criticized by
commission candidate Judy Holmes Titsworth and others.
When Titsworth announced her candidacy in June, she
called for an end to such plans as the one for the failed
Tidemark Lodge development.
"About eight months ago, I told the mayor my con-
cerns," said Titsworth when she announced her platform.
"The mayor said they'd look into it."
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THE ISLANDER U OCT 3, 2012 E 3
Former islander Viens convicted of killing wife, cooking remains
By Larry Altman, Daily Breeze
A Lomita chef who said he loved his missing wife
and hoped she returned home safely was found guilty
Thursday of murdering her and cooking her body in boil-
ing water to destroy any trace of the crime.
The panel in Superior Court in downtown Los Ange-
les took about five hours over three days to convict David
Viens of second-degree murder, a crime that carries a
sentence of 15 years to life in prison.
\ ly opinion is if he was innocent he wouldn't have
jumped off a cliff," said juror Tal Erickson, 46, of West
The 49-year-old owner of the defunct Thyme Con-
temporary Cafe stared straight ahead and appeared to
look toward the ceiling as the court clerk read the ver-
dict. As a bailiff wheeled him from the courtroom, Viens
gestured to his mother, Sandra Viens, that he would call
His mother, contacted later by the Daily Breeze,
refused to comment and hung up the phone.
The verdict brought an end to a three-year mystery
that began when 39-year-old Dawn Viens disappeared.
She was last seen on Oct. 18, 2009.
"It's very, very difficult trying to find the words to
express what this ordeal has been like," said Dawn Viens'
sister, Dayna Papin, who sat through the two-week trial,
listening as prosecutors played a recording of Viens' con-
fession, describing how he bound and gagged her sister
with duct tape, and later boiled her body for four days.
Detectives had told Papin and her family about her
sister's horrifying fate more than 15 months ago. She was
unable to tell anyone until it was revealed during Viens'
\ ly family, it's very difficult for them to understand
this situation," Papin said after the verdict, drinking water
to calm nausea. "It's so surreal. This experience has been
The mystery of "Where is Dawn?" began in Octo-
ber 2009, when Dawn Viens suddenly vanished, failing
to accompany her friend, Karen Patterson, to a doctor's
appointment. Patterson had just learned she had cancer,
and her friend vowed to see her through the treatment.
Murder defendant David Viens wheels himself into court
on the first day of his trial in Los Angeles on charges
of killing his wife, Dawn Viens. He learned last week of
the jury's guilty verdict. Sentencing will be in November.
Defense attorney Fred McCurry is at left. Photo Courtesy
Sean Hiller/Daily Breeze, Torrance, Calif.
Patterson went looking for her friend at the restau-
rant, where Dawn Viens worked as a hostess in the family
business. She found David Viens agitated, sweaty, with
a bandage covering a bur on his arm.
Three weeks later, Patterson, her husband, Mike
Wade, and Papin filed a missing person report with the
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Nobody at the time knew that Dawn Viens was
already dead, her body liquefied in boiling water and
poured into the restaurant's grease trap, her skull and
jawbone hidden in his mother's attic.
Days passed. Months passed. Viens took on a new girl-
friend, Kathy Galvan, a Thyme waitress who stepped into
Dawn Viens'job at the restaurant. Viens refused to do inter-
views. An attorney told the Daily Breeze he would not talk
because "the husband is always considered a suspect."
In April 2010, a Daily Breeze reporter confronted
Viens outside his kitchen. He spoke of his wife in the
"I loved my wife. I miss her," he said. "I want to put
up a cash reward, but I'm broke."
Viens said he expected his wife to come home one
day, probably when ski season was over. Asked if he
wanted his wife of more than 15 years to return, he said,
"I want her to be safe."
In August 2010, a sheriff's department missing
person detective unable to find any bank transaction,
traffic ticket or an) dilung else to prove Dawn Viens was
alive handed the case to homicide detectives to inves-
Viens and Galvan moved to Torrance, allowing
detectives access to the Lomita house Viens once shared
with his wife. They found blood spatter in a bedroom and
a blood stain in the bathroom.
Suspecting Viens had killed his wife, investigators
put Viens under surveillance, placing a camera on a pole
outside his restaurant and wiretapping his cellphone.
Trying to see what Viens would do, the detectives
supplied information about the blood and their suspicions
about Viens to a Daily Breeze reporter, figuring a news
story might "stimulate" their suspect into making a phone
call or doing something incriminating while they were
listening and watching. The reporter informed Viens that
an article would appear the next morning.
At the same time, a homicide detective was in South
Carolina, talking with Viens' daughter, Jacqueline Viens.
Jacqueline Viens knew the truth, just not i\ t.I) ill in
She told detectives that while drinking with her father
one night in Los Angeles, he admitted to accidentally
killing his wife. He said he covered her mouth with duct
tape because she was "raising hell" when he wanted to
sleep. He took an Ambien and went to sleep. When he
awakened four hours later, she was dead.
He told her he put her stepmother's body in a trash
bag and tossed it into a garbage bin behind his restau-
And, she told detectives, her father had once joked that
if he had to ever get rid of a body, he would cook it.
"I'm a chef," he told her.
The next morning, Feb. 23, 2011, Viens awakened
early and went out to pick up the newspaper. The headline
declared him a "person of interest" in what detectives
believed was a homicide. Viens returned home upset,
PLEASE SEE VIENS MURDER, PAGE 18
4 E OCT 3, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh and
Vice Mayor Ed Straight never had to look over their
political shoulder through this year's election cycle.
Both are up for re-election Nov. 6, but are unop-
posed, leaving them with the opportunity to not only
focus on tasks at hand, but also to look ahead to the next
But whether it's a political opponent or more involve-
ment on city boards, Vosburgh said she would like to see
more people get involved with the city.
"I am concerned we don't have
more people involved, and I am con-
siderably concerned that more citizens
don't come to the commission meet-
ings," she said.
Vosburgh said she was particularly
Straight concerned with the lack of public inter-
est in the summer-long budget process.
"That is one of the things I plan to
work on during my upcoming term," she
said. "It is so important that we keep the
lines of communication open to all we
Vosburgh Vosburgh was appointed to the
commission in 2010 following the res-
ignation of former Mayor Michael Pierce, and when Ward
4 Commissioner Bob Bartelt vacated his seat to assume
the mayoral role.
She went on to defeat mooring committee member
Michael Harrington later that year to claim her spot on
the dais for a full term. She will enter her second term
following the Nov. 6 election.
"The reason that I want to continue to serve this
community is because I feel very strongly that each of
us should be obligated to do our share as citizens of
this wonderful country," she said. "It doesn't matter
how small the task may be. Remember what President
John Kennedy said: Don't ask what your country can
do for you, but ask what you can do for your coun-
Vosburgh said she believes in the "KISS" Keep
It Simple Stupid philosophy of governing.
"I try to keep the KISS theory in all my decisions, as
it seems like there are a lot of unnecessary procedures,
which can be simplified with little to no effort," she said.
"Of course, my primary goal always has been and always
will be to watch the expenses and taxes for the sake of
Vosburgh said she understands the job voters have
chosen her to do, "and I will continue to serve the citizens
as I always have. That's my job."
Straight won the commissioner's race in 2010 after
three decades in public service as Manatee County EMT
chief, 911 emergency response center chief and as a
Manatee County Sheriff's Office reserve deputy.
CONSULTANT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
challenged and defeated in other communities through lit-
igation, and he feared Bradenton Beach was setting itself
up to violate federal communications laws by adhering
to the ordinance, as it is written.
Monroe said that was not true and the Alabama law-
suit Gatehouse brought up at the Sept. 6 city commission
meeting did not involve CMS.
"It was simply an issue of whether or not the city's
ordinance was a zoning ordinance or a land-use ordi-
nance, and if it could be enforced," said Monroe. "We
have always told communities it should be a land-use
ordinance, but that city insisted on making it a zoning
Monroe said the Alabama ordinance was done against
the advice of CMS.
"In short, Mr. Gatehouse is certainly entitled to his
own opinions," he said. "However, he is not entitled to
his own facts."
Monroe said, "It is truly regrettable that Mr. Gatehouse
chose to listen to individuals who choose to so blatantly and
intentionally misrepresent the facts, do not have the city's
best interests at heart, and have a vested interested in avoid-
ing reasonable regulations intended to protect the public
safety, welfare and interest" of the city.
The back-and-forth cell tower argument began to
get contentious Aug. 16 when Scenic Waves Partnership
chair Carl Parks sent an email to commissioners titled "I
smell a rat."
In that email, Parks implied someone with the city
was being paid off by ignoring the Monroe ordinance
ler right, Vosburg
Straight was initially undecided on serving a second
term, saying his nonprofit Wildlife Inc. was time-demand-
ing, but expressed his love for Bradenton Beach as the
primary reason for serving a second term.
Just before filing his qualification papers in May,
Straight said he enjoyed serving the citizens of Bradenton
"I know controversial things come up and there
are times when you make a decision based on what the
people you serve want," he said. "There are also times
you base a decision on what you know is best, and you
hope to God you know the difference."
He was in public safety for 29 years, including serv-
ing as EMT chief for 13 years and chief of the Manatee
County 911-emergency center for seven years.
He was a 27-year MCSO reserve deputy before retir-
ing in 2010 to run for office.
Candidates and challengers:
Holmes Beach Mayor: Incumbent Rich Bohnen-
berger faces off against challenger Carmel Monti.
Holmes Beach Commission: Incumbents Sandy
Haas-Martens and John Monetti face challengers
Judy Holmes Titsworth and Marvin Grossman for two
Manatee County Commission District 7 at-large:
Betsy Benac defeated Joe McClash in the Aug. 14 pri-
mary to advance to the general election, where she faces
write-in candidate Thomas Dell.
Manatee County School Board District 2: Repub-
lican Dave \\ i hld.1g" Miner, a member of the Anna
Maria Island Kiwanis Club, came out on top of several
candidates in the Aug. 14 primary election. The District
2 school board race was the closest race of the election,
and Miner now will face Robert Moates for a second time
in a runoff election.
Unopposed in the general election:
Anna Maria City Commission: Charles Webb.
Anna Maria City Commission: Nancy Yetter.
Bradenton Beach City Commission: Ed Straight.
Bradenton Beach City Commission: Jan
West Manatee Fire District Seat 1: Larry Jennis.
West Manatee Fire District Seat 4: David Bishop.
West Manatee Fire District Seat 5: Randy Cooper.
Manatee County Commission District 2: John
Elected during the primary election:
requirements. As it turned out, the city had not taken
action to trigger those requirements, according to city
attorney Ricinda Perry, but Parks has been an outspoken
proponent of the Monroe ordinance.
He also said the Bradenton Beach ordinance was
meant to be difficult, as Parks is an opponent of a cell
tower in the city.
Monroe said he is not affiliated with Parks and that
Parks speaks only for himself. He also said the CMS
supports the cellular communications issues in the city
and the ordinance clearly reflects such.
Monroe said, contrary to Gatehouse's implications,
he is not in partnership with Parks, "Neither I, nor anyone
associated with CMS has any kind of relationship with
any resident or group of residents in the city. Nor have I
ever expressed an opinion of any kind to anyone in the
city regarding the desirability of cell towers in Bradenton
Monroe went on to say that he has not returned Parks'
"Mr. Parks' opinion of cell towers is his, not mine,"
he said. "The quote attributed to Mr. Parks about having
worked long and hard to keep a cell tower from being
built ... may be his impression of what was done, but it's
neither accurate nor factual. We have never worked with
anyone to keep towers out."
Gatehouse was expected to respond to Monroe's
letter Sept. 26, when his proposal to address a new ordi-
nance was on the city commission agenda. However, the
commissioner missed that meeting due to illness.
h look to future
Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube defeated Wil-
liam Waldron in the Republican primary election. With
no Democrat in the race, Steube was re-elected.
Manatee County School Board District 4, which
includes Anna Maria Elementary School: Republican
Bob Gause defeated Linda Schaich.
Dates to remember:
Oct. 9: Final day to register to vote in the Nov. 6
Oct. 19: Popcorn & Politics, political rally at The
Islander newspaper, 5:30 p.m. Friday, 5404 Marina Drive,
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.
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.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Precinct 94, Tingley Memorial Library, 6200
Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Anna Maria City
Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m., charter.
Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m., environmental enhancement and
Oct. 11, 6 p.m., work session.
Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Oct. 25, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Oct. 4, 7 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 4, city pier CANCELED.
Oct. 17, 10 a.m., special master hearing.
Oct. 17, 1 p.m., community redevelopment agency
Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m., capital improvement projects
Oct. 17, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
Oct. 18, noon, city pier.
Oct 18, 1 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 30, 9 a.m., land development code work-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
Oct. 3, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.
Oct. 4, 7 p.m., planning commission.
Oct. 9, 7 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement board -CAN-
Oct. 23, 7 p.m., city commission.
Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
Oct. 9, 9 a.m., county commission.
Oct. 30, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
Oct. 18, 6 p.m., district commission.
Oct. 25, 9 a.m., fire pension board.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization board meeting, Selby Audi-
torium, University of South Florida, 8350 N. Tamiami
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THE ISLANDER U OCT 3, 2012 5 5
Signs of trouble?
Holmes Beach commission candidate Marvin Gross-
man over the weekend reported to the Islander that he
found damaged campaign signs and about 12 signs that
had been removed from locations that were pre-approved
by property owners.
And Holmes Beach commission candidate Judy
Holmes Titsworth was alerted of an anonymous com-
plaint about her housing wildlife in this instance,
chickens that were found running loose and rescued from
near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Titsworth holds a wildlife rescue permit, similar
to that of Wildlife Inc. and its operators, Gail and Ed
Straight have for their Bradenton Beach home.
She noted her twin, Jeannie Bystrom, also of Holmes
Beach, also holds a wildlife rescue permit.
Grossman said he would likely file a police report on
his sign vandalism in order for HBPD to keep a lookout
for further instances.
The pair of candidates are running for seats on the
Holmes Beach city commission presently held by Sandy
Haas-Martens and John Monetti, whose terms are expir-
The election includes candidates for the mayor's seat
as well and will be held Nov. 6.
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6 E OCT 3, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Welcome to October
Talk about "Get busy."
"Ready to go. Fired up," and we're not talking elec-
tion ... although that is certainly heating up.
Pull out your Hallmark calendar and start schedul-
ing your life.
The October calendar is exploding with events and
things to do, so many of them for very good causes.
Topping every October list for 11 years is the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce benefit and music
party the island's mini-Woodstock Bayfest.
Oct. 20 will see most of Pine Avenue and the vacant
lot opposite the Anna Maria City Pier filled with food
and refreshment vendors take our word for it, the
best stuff! as well as arts, crafts and an antique and
custom car show. Friday night is a preview for food and
music, featuring our own photographer Jack Elka on
keyboards with Bradenton's No. 1 band, the Billy Rice
Band. Don't miss it.
But before the preview, you can catch a little music,
fun and political insight at The Islander newspaper start-
ing at 5:30, when Popcorn & Politics takes over the
sidewalk. All local candidates and island elected offi-
cials are invited, so come try the salty snack and mingle
and get "fired up."
Not in any particular order, other highlights on the
October planner include opening night and the first run
of the Island Players 64th season on Oct. 4.
You can bring a chair to paint to an Oct. 6 prepa-
ration party a prep rally? for an upcoming art
event, ArtsHop. The November event will feature the
artiscally endowed chairs on display at various galleries
and stores and at an auction party where they will be
On Oct. 7, you can take your pets for a blessing to
the Episcopal Church of Annunciation, and we're will-
ing to bet all your pets would love to be so honored.
If you like a little fun on your calendar, don't miss
the event that begins in Palmetto over-the-bridge and
loops through Bradenton Beach, the Anna Maria Island
Privateers Oct. 7 poker run.
And surely you won't want to miss the adorable
kids from Anna Maria Elementary School fully decked
out in costumes in the Oct. 27 parade from the AMI
chamber parking lot to the school on Gulf Drive to
launch the Parent Teacher Organizations Fall Festival.
Now that's an event you shouldn't miss.
Parents, families and even alums get "all dressed
up" for the day and, once at the school, there's plenty
to do, just like at an old-fashioned carnival.
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Don't mistake me
I would like to say, "I'm not Judy." I'm saying it a
lot recently, because people come up to me often now
and thank me for running for city commissioner.
They seem pleased that someone is addressing their
We all know what the problems are and how to fix
them. We know how building codes are being misinter-
preted to benefit investors and "land condo resorts."
The elected officials of Holmes Beach are too afraid
to stand up for our city and be good neighbors and good
It was interesting to see at the Sept. 25 commission
meeting how nothing gets accomplished.
They act as if there is no problem. But the city's
independent land planner said there is a trend to larger
buildings in respect to lot coverage and living area, rep-
resenting an overall change of character of the island.
But he was asked by one of the commissioners to
rephrase the word "problem" to "issue" because, he
said, he "doesn't see a problem." In fact, he said he
likes the change and instead of changing regulations and
size limits, we should wait and judge what the citizens
want from the next election.
So there it is. We heard it from the horse's mouth.
The challenge is on!
Let's show them we want building limits and we
want the character of Anna Maria Island to remain a
peaceful place to raise our families.
Please, join my twin Judy Holmes Titsworth,
Marvin Grossman and Carmel Monti and support them
in unseating the incumbents.
Most of all make sure to vote.
It's time to respect and protect Holmes Beach.
Jeannie Holmes Bystrom, Holmes Beach
Imagine no problems
Just imagine you are a county or city commissioner
and, at your board's meetings, 60-70 voters show up to
speak out about their problems. Then it takes you a year
to start doing an) lliuii to address their problems.
Imagine you are told about suspected building code
violations and it takes you a year to start taking the
Now tell me, do you think these officials should be
re-elected to represent their community?
In small-city management, common sense and
experience demonstrate that tenured individuals gen-
erally, if not always, become a little jaded, indifferent,
cynical and arrogant regarding the duties, responsibili-
ties and the objectives of their job.
I believe it's time for the citizens of Holmes Beach
to elect a new mayor and two new commissioners who
are ordinary people who do not intend to make politics
their lives, but who want to improve the system.
New representatives can be the source of new think-
ing and do what is best for citizens of our city. Voting
the old ones out of office will go a long way toward
having a city that values business and tourism, and a
city government that listens to its citizens.
Marvin Grossman, Holmes Beach
Editor's note: Election opinions will be not be accepted
for publication after the Oct. 17 edition to allow for
rebuttal comments prior to the Nov. 6 election.
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Coordinator of Special
Olympics Manatee County .
Sue Fitzgerald was pre-
sented with a $1,000 check
Sept. 26 by Ernie Casali,
left, donated by the men of
the Moose Lodge in Braden-
ton Beach. Fitzgerald also
received a $900 check from
the Women of the Moose,
presented by Ron Lucker-
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son, Nicole Skaggs and Barry Grooms. The event also featured a 50/50 drawing won by two Afghani-
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Headlines from the Oct. 2, 2002,
issue of The Islander
The environmental group ManaSota-88 called for a
public hearing on a proposal by Perico Harbor Marina to
dredge 3.14 acres of seagrass to build a 225-slip marina for
deep-draft boats. The marina, located on the north side of
the east end of the Anna Maria Island Bridge, said it would
mitigate its proposal with creation of seagrass and oyster
beds elsewhere in Perico Sound.
Members of the Bradenton Beach Corridor Man-
agement Entity gave preliminary approval to a proposal
by Police Chief Sam Speciale for a computer-controlled
meter that could handle up to 20 parking spaces. The
city would need five meters for a proposed 91 paid park-
ing spaces in the city. The system would cost about
$30,000, but would eventually pay for itself, he said.
Although a number of residents complained about
the city's approval of the Villa Rosa subdivision project
on South Bay Boulevard, Commissioner Chuck Webb
said state law prevented the city from denying the appli-
cation. The city also learned it had no developmental
procedures for subdivision construction. Developers
had planned the 11-15 single-family homes would be
built and owned as condominiums to comply with city
and state regulations.
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Cory C. Cronan
Cory C. Cronan, 43, of Anna Maria, died Sept. 18.
He was bor Sept. 13, 1969, and raised in Ballston Lake,
Mr. Cronan served in the U.S. Army
National Guard 1991-97. He was an
avid golfer and and attended Profes-
sional Golfers Career College 2005-06.
He was employed by several island res-
taurants over the years, including the
Cronan Sandbar and Beach Bistro.
His mother described him as a "won-
derful man with a warm personality, big smile and loved
by all who knew him."
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 10, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, immediately followed by a
luncheon and celebration of life at the Sandbar Restaurant
pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Gerald B.H. Solomon, Saratoga
National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, N.Y.
Mr. Cronan is survived by mother Barbara and step-
father Gary Taylor; sister Tammy; and nephews Tyler
Heineman and Christopher Hamilton.
Doug Newcomer, 65, of Anna Maria, formerly of the
greater Kansas City area, died Sept. 15. He came to Anna
Maria Island in 1997.
Mr. Newcomer was a descendant of Presidents Wil-
liam H. Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. He was a 1969
graduate of Stanford University. He
Slowed to travel and was passionate about
sports. He was an avid skier. He also
once owned a registered Black Angus
herd and operated a 160-acre ranch in
SGrain Valley, Mo.
Newcomer He continued a successful real
estate career with Coldwell Banker
when he came to Anna Maria Island. He also was a friend
World-class surfer, crusader to be remembered
By Bonner Joy
Rich Salick, 62, died July 2 from complications asso-
ciated with kidney disease.
His life will be celebrated Oct. 6 on Anna Maria
Island, almost where he began, at the Manatee Public
Beach in Holmes Beach.
The family, including sister Joanie Mills of Holmes
Beach, plans to host a celebration of life at 3 p.m. and
paddle out at approximately 6 p.m. for a sunset memorial.
They welcome all of their extended family and friends to
participate. Any sort of surf or paddle board, raft or craft
will suffice, or guests may partake from shore.
The celebration will be for sharing memories on the
of Bill at "The friends of the Pelican."
The family welcomes friends to join them in a cel-
ebration of life from 5:30 p.m. to dusk Friday, Oct. 5, at
Bayfront Park on North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria.
Mr. Newcomer is survived by his wife of 40 years,
Monica, and son Mark.
Jacqueline "Jaci" Marshall Corrigan Prieto, 83, of
Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Sept.
She was born in Tampa and was raised in Bradenton
by her grandmother, Grey Warner Marshall of the J.H.
SWarner family of Chattanooga, Tenn.
She graduated with a degree in journal-
ism from Anderson College, S.C. She
spent much of her life and raised her
children on Anna Maria Island.
-. She was a devoted wife and mother
Prieto and a true humanitarian.
A memorial service will be held at
4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Mrs. Prieto is survived by her children, Lisa Corrigan
of Atlanta, Ga. and Chris Corrigan of Bradenton; and
grandson Shae Warner Corrigan of Hilton Head, S.C.
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beach, fittingly on Rich and twin Phil's birthday.
The Salick twins grew up on the smooth, glassy
waves of the Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria
Rich went on to greatness, induction in 2000 to the
East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame and founder with Phil of
the National Kidney Foundation Pro Am Surf Festival.
Rich received three kidney transplants from siblings,
including the first from Phil.
His legacy as a surfer No. 1 ranked surfer on the
East Coast in the 24-35 age group in 1980 and as an
inspiration to people affected by kidney disease will live
He and Phil began their legacy with a surfing compe-
tition in Cocoa Beach, where they had moved to pursue
the perfect wave. They opened a surf shop, created a
brand of boards and from that was bor the world's larg-
est charitable surfing competition drawing tens of
thousands of spectators to Cocoa Beach on Labor Day
weekend. This year was the 27th tournament, raising
more than $150,000 for the NKF-Orlando chapter.
The twins also opened a surfing safari highway of
groupies and surfers trekking from Anna Maria to Cocoa
Beach and vice versa to catch a wave and learn
from the best of the best, and to purchase a coveted Salick
surfboard. Their surf shop and board-making enterprise
operated from the 1970s-80s.
Over the course of 38 years, Rich received trans-
plants from twin Phil in 1974, older brother Channing
Salick in 1986 and younger brother Wilson Shymanski
in 1999. Wilson died earlier this year.
"(Rich) was the heart and soul of the National Kidney
Foundation. He personified who we are and what we do,"
Stephanie Hutchinson, chief executive officer of the orga-
nization's Orlando-based Florida chapter told Florida
Today on his death.
Memorial donations may be made by mail to the
National Kidney Foundation of Florida, Patient Services
Program, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando FL
32803 or by calling 800-927-9659.
Salick is survived by Phil, sister Joanie and husband
Tony Mills and their son Brandon of Holmes Beach,
brother Rosser Shymanski, son Philip, stepson David
Morgan, and ex-wife Michele Brenner Salick.
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Island police blotter
Sept. 13, 200 block of South Bay Boulevard, bur-
glary. A complainant reported someone had broken into
the residence and stole items valued at $60.
Sept. 24, 200 block of Willow Avenue, theft. Three
pieces of patio furniture were reported stolen from the
backyard of a residence. According to the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office report, the yard was fenced, with
the exception of an access point at the dock.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Sept. 25, 205 Magellan Drive, Sarasota. A 45-year-
old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for misdemeanor
disorderly intoxication. According to the MCSO report, a
deputy responded to a possible burglary in progress, and
instead, found a man sleeping at the side of the house.
He was arrested and booked into the Manatee County jail
on $120 bond and was released. According to the report,
the man told the deputy he is homeless, but court records
indicate a Bradenton Beach address.
Sept. 26, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Baker Act. A woman
became upset with her boyfriend while at Coquina Park
and allegedly jumped into the Gulf of Mexico at night
with the intention of harming herself. The man reported
he tried to get her out of the water and she continued to
scream, "I want to die." She was transported to Blake
Medical Center for evaluation and later released.
Sept. 22,300 block of 17th Street North, attempted
burglary. A complainant reported someone attempted to
gain entry into his residence by breaking a window. Police
observed the screen had been cut, but it was determined
it was not a successful entry.
Sept. 22, 111 Second St. N., criminal mischief.
An employee at the Tingley Memorial Library reported
someone had keyed her car while she was at work. The
report states both sides of the vehicle had scratches run-
ning the length of the vehicle. The complainant told
police she did not know who would want to damage her
vehicle, but suspected her President Barack Obama elec-
tion bumper sticker had something to do with it.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Sept. 22, 3900 East Bay Drive, theft. A male
suspect entered Publix and filled a shopping cart with
steaks, frozen shrimp, toilet paper and soft drinks. The
suspect proceeded to leave the store, load the items into
a car and left the area. Store employees witnessed the
incident, which also was captured on video. Holmes
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Sex offender moves to
A convicted sex offender moved to the 2500 block
of Avenue C in Bradenton Beach last week, according to
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website. He
is the second convicted sex offender to move to the city
in 30 days.
By law, all convicted sex offenders must inform the
FDLE of their address within 48 hours of moving to a
new location. Local law enforcement routinely check on
the whereabouts and activities of the offender.
The FDLE said Bradenton Beach police have been
The offender is a 30-year-old man convicted in Man-
atee County in 2004 of lewd or lascivious battery on a
victim between the ages of 12-15.
The other Bradenton Beach offender is a 65-year-old
man convicted in Polk County in 1995 on two counts of
sexual battery. In early September, he moved to the 1600
block of Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach.
The FDLE lists one convicted sex offender in
Holmes Beach and none in Anna Maria. One convicted
sex offender lives in Cortez, according to the FDLE.
Beach Police Department officers were able to iden-
tify the vehicle's tag number and retrieve an address.
Officers made contact with a woman at the home, who
said her daughter was using the car and provided her
Officers proceeded to the daughter's address,
where she claimed not to know the whereabouts of the
suspect. But officers identified some of the stolen items
in the woman's residence, at which time she said the
man they were looking for had left to buy cigarettes.
She said he probably saw the police cars and wouldn't
be back. Police identified the suspect and, as of press
time, were trying to locate him. The items, valued at
$471, were returned to the store.
Sept. 22, 6700 Marina Drive, information. An
HBPD officer conducted a routine traffic stop and made
contact with two juveniles. The officer observed an
open bottle of vodka and noticed the odor of marijuana.
According to the report, 1.9 grams of marijuana were
located under the passenger's seat. The officer contacted
the juveniles' parents and confiscated the marijuana and
alcohol for disposal.
Sept. 23, 5400 block of Holmes Boulevard, infor-
mation. A man came to the HBPD to report someone
used his debit card number to purchase several items at
a Walmart. The victim said he believed the number was
Minnesota woman arrested
for aggravated assault
By Mark Young
A Minnesota woman faces a felony charge of aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon after police say she
threatened to attack a man with a knife Sept. 21 the
woman's 45th birthday.
According to the probable cause
affidavit, Samantha Basset was engaged
in a verbal argument with the man while
staying in the 1300 block of Gulf Drive
North in Bradenton Beach.
The man told police at some point
Basset during the argument, the woman picked
up a knife. She allegedly threatened to
harm herself, but the victim said she then turned the knife
on him and threatened to stab him.
The man wrestled away the knife and the woman
left the residence. Bradenton Beach Police Department
officers responded and located the woman in the 2500
block of Gulf Drive North.
According to the report, Basset admitted she argued
with the man, but denied threatening him with a knife.
She also told police she had no intention of harming her-
She was arrested and booked into the Manatee County
jail on $1,500 bond and was later released. Basset was
scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at
the Manatee County Judicial Center 1051 Manatee Ave.
Islander news partner NewsManatee.org publisher
Mike Quinn contributed to this report.
Roadwatch Oct. 3-10
The Florida Department of Transportation has autho-
rized Florida Power & Light to replace wires on existing
utility poles on the Longboat Pass Bridge/State Road 789
between the hours of 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 9-10.
A fl .',iin,' operation will be in place to conduct
north- and southbound lane closures.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to expect pos-
sible delays and use caution in the area.
stolen when he made an online charitable contribution.
The incident was reported to his bank.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County SI', ,rf's Office.
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Two Lifelong Learning courses are set to explore
ways to stay healthy Healthy Living Using Alterna-
tive Strategies and Awakening the Heroes Within at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
Registration is open for "Healthy Living Using
Alternative Strategies," a seven-week program to be
held 11-12:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1- Nov. 12, on alter-
native approaches to good health and how to live without
The course leader is Linda Owens, a reflexology con-
tractor for the U.S. Veterans Affairs, law firms and others.
She will coordinate the course, featuring professionals
on acupuncture, herbology, healing touch, nutrition in
relation to disease and healing, reflexology, massage and
Peter Mermin of the Union Institute in Cincinnati
will lead "Awakening the Heroes Within."
The six-week course will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Mon-
days, Oct. 15-Nov. 23 to explore the hero, a Jungian
archetype, and other archetypes for an understanding of
perceptions aimed at developing a fulfilling life. Required
text for the class is "Awakening the Heroes Within" by
The cost for each course is $75.
For more information and registration, call 941-359-
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'Postmortem' unravels mystery
Diana sii., ,* ,, r as Louise confronts Mark Shoe-
maker as the shi, /, i. A Holmes character in "Post-
mortem. The first play of the Island Players'64th
season opens Thursday, Oct. 4 and runs through
Sunday, Oct. 14. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tues-
days through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays at the
playhouse, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For more
information or tickets, call the box office 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Monday through Saturday, and one hour before
performances at 941-778-5755. Islander Photo:
Island Players announces
As the Island Players starts its 64th season of per-
formances this week, it is also holding auditions for its
second production, "The Dixie Swim Club."
The auditions will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at
the community theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Director Kelly Wynn Woodland will be looking for
five actresses with personality and chemistry for "Dixie,"
set on the shore of North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The parts being cast are: Sheree, a spunky team cap-
tain; Dinah, a wise-cracking and over-achieving lawyer;
Vemadette, acerbic and self-deprecating; Jeri Neal, sweet
and eager to please; and Lexi, pampered and outspo-
In "Dixie," the five women who became friends
on a college swim team years ago enjoy a weekend
getaway every August to recharge the batteries and pry
into each other's lives.
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Cause calls runners,
The third annual Causeway 4 the Cause is calling on
runners, bikers and walkers to join the event stepping off
at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Participants can follow a path of 3, 5 or 8 miles.
Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Organizers said pets are
allowed to walk or ride for the cause with their owners.
To pre-register for Causeway 4 the Cause, call 941-
224-7506, email email@example.com
or visit Beach Bums Island Attitude, 427 Pine Ave., Anna
Participants will be routed on the pathway lead-
ing from the beach parking lot along Manatee Avenue,
heading east to Palma Sola Boulevard in Bradenton and
A $25 donation is suggested. Proceeds benefit the
Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Fall programs offered at AMICC
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The Anna Maria Island Community Center is gearing
up for fall classes from yoga and dance to knitting and
Registration and a fall schedule are available at the
front desk at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Costs for the programs vary, but most fees are by class.
New programs include:
Yoga, Fit & Calm Beginners to intermediate
students will be encouraged to counteract the major cause
of aging inflexibility build core strength, promote
toning and release stress, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday, beginning Oct. 15.
Zumba Toning Designed for blending body-
sculpting techniques, burning calories and building
strength, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in October.
Returning programs include:
Yoga For Relaxation Improve flexibility,
strength, promote relaxation and relieve stress, 9-10:15
a.m. Monday and Friday, November through April.
Zumba with Liza Part dance, part aerobics ses-
sion, working almost every muscle, 9-10 a.m. Monday,
starting Oct. 15 through April.
Dance Aerobics Exercise and tone up to salsa,
classical and show tunes, 9-10 a.m. Friday, November
Adult Ballet and Pointe Workshop Mo Dye's
next step up from beginners, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednes-
days, October through July.
Bare-Bones Ballet Designed to build strength
and core balance, beginner or advanced dancer, 10:10-
11:10 a.m. Friday, November through April.
Vino & Van Gogh Artist Sue Lynn Cotton makes
painting art simple with wine and good company. Attend-
ees take home their "masterpiece." Classes meet at 6:30-
8:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.
Knitting Class Sylvia Novguera teaches how
to knit warm, comfortable and attractive clothing while
calming the mind and soothing the spirit, including
instruction for needles, yarns and basic stitches, 10-11:30
a.m. on Wednesdays, October through April.
Spanish Lessons Get started on Spanish lan-
guage and culture, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, starting in November.
Computers for seniors Can't "speak" computer?
Bill Van Home teaches how to use email, Facebook, You-
Tube and much more, 10-11 a.m. Thursday, starting in
Coffee & Conversation for Seniors 1 and 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October through April.
Pre-registration is a must for all classes.
For more information and registration, call Sandee
Pruett at 941-778-1908, ext. 0.
ArtsHop chair party planned
Artists and community members alike are being
called to an artsHop chair-painting party 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
ArtsHop and the painting party are sponsored by Cul-
tural Connections, an organization established in 2008 to
promote Anna Maria Island as a cultural destination.
As hoped for by artsHop organizers, the community is
coming out to support the art chair project, with Home True
Value Hardware of Holmes Beach donating paint and the
Sandbar Restaurant of Anna Maria donating chairs.
And while chairs and paint will be available at the Oct.
6 party, artists also can bring their own to the party.
"We do have some paint and brushes, but if you have
specific colors you want to use, bring them along," said
organizer Trudy Horigan.
Some artists will be on hand to give inspiration and/
or advice, she said.
Island galleries and boutiques will begin displaying
the finished chairs at the end of October and continue
until after the Nov. 9 ArtsHop Gallery walk.
The chairs will then be sold at a silent auction 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Studio at Gulf and
Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
For more information, call Horigan at 941-778-1716
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary drives for food
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island is asking
people to donate food at Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7.
The food drive aims to replenish the bare shelves at
the Manatee Food Bank.
Rotarians will be outside Publix both days to receive
donations of food and money.
The Rotary's food drive in April filled 10 shopping
carts, and collected $600 for the food bank.
For more information, call Dunne at 941-778-4060.
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Lexie Taylor, executive director of Manatee Religious
Services, takes the mic from Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island president-elect Dave "Watchdog" Miner
at the club's Sept. 29 meeting, where she talked about
coordinating aid among community churches for less
Bradenton exhibit, reception
set for Cortez watercolorist
Cortez watercolorist Dee Pastorius will be the fea-
tured artist for October at Manatee County Cultural Alli-
A reception for the artist will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 5, at the gallery, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton, during
the Village of the Arts First Friday Walk.
Originally from Stillwater, Minn, Pastorius paints
beaches, fauna and flora of Anna Maria Island and Long-
boat Key. She is a member of the Island Gallery West,
and Florida Watercolor Society.
For more information, call gallery director Carl
Keeler at 941-746-2223 or go online at manateearts.
Water festival calls for
photo contest entries
Calling all photographers who love the bay. There's
an opportunity to win the "I Love Sarasota Bay Photo
Contest" at the Sarasota Bay Water Festival.
Organized by the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program,
the free festival will be held Nov. 17 at Ken Thompson
Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, near Mote Marine
Laboratory in Sarasota.
The photo contest deadline is 5 p.m., Oct. 31. Con-
test rules and guidelines for digital entries are posted at
Entrants are asked to adhere to the contest theme,
"Celebrating the Beauty and Importance of Sarasota
Bay," with submissions of coastal waters, bay-related
commerce, habitat, recreation and wildlife.
At the festival, winners of three age groups and other
photo finalists will be displayed and festivalgoers will be
able to vote on a People's Choice Award.
"Enjoy the Bay" will be the theme of the festival to
highlight bay recreation, science and education, and the
More than 40 sponsors will be part of the festival,
and the deadline for exhibitor-vendor applications is Oct.
10. Music is being lined up, as well as exhibits on birding,
boating, fishing, water sports and other activities.
SBEP is one of 28 national estuary programs in the
For more information, call the SBEP at 941-955-
8085, email email@example.com or go online
Black, white art sought
Artspace is calling for entries in its Black & White
Challenge and the deadline is Nov. 4.
Artists are asked to submit ready-to-hang art. Any
media is acceptable, but the artwork must be less than 8
inches in any dimension.
There is a $10 entry fee, and one entry per person
will be accepted.
Entries must be delivered between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 1-4. Long distance artists are
asked to include return postage.
The public is invited to the Black & White artist
reception at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at the gallery 101 S.
Bay Blvd., located above the Anna Maria Post Office.
Black and white attire is suggested.
For more information, call 941-243-3835.
Theater women meet for
The first Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players
meeting of the 2012-13 season will be held at 11:30
a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Lobstahs, 5337 Gulf Drive,
Featured at the luncheon will be the season's direc-
tors previewing their plays.
The OffStage Ladies provides support to the Island
Players, Anna Maria Island's community theater. Vol-
unteer opportunities are available, and lunch meetings
are held monthly at local restaurants in a relaxed social
Lunch is $15. Guests and prospective members are
Reservations are due by Friday, Oct. 5.
For more information or reservations, call Nancy
Ambrose at 941-799-2181.
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8 p.m. Opening night for "Postmortem," Island Players,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-
Saturday, Oct. 6
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cultural ConnectionsArtsHop Chair-Paint-
ing Party, Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., "Like Moonlight on Low Tide" book signing,
Holmes Beach author Nicole Quigley, Village Cafe at Rosedale, 535
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island Food Drive, Publix,
3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4060.
Sunday, Oct. 7
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island Food Drive, Publix,
3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4060.
*7:30 p.m.- "The Dixie Swim Club" audition at Island Players,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-794-6018.
4 p.m. Blessing of Animals, Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation Memorial Garden, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Friday, Oct. 5
6-9 p.m. Cortez watercolorist Dee Pastorius, Manatee
County Cultural Alliance Gallery, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Infor-
6-9:30 p.m. "A River of Art in Blue" Artwalk Village of Arts,
four blocks south of Manatee Avenue between 9th and 14th Avenues
West, Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8056.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Florida Produce Crate Label Swap Meet,
Carnegie Library Basement, Palmetto Historical Park, 10th Ave. W,
Palmetto. Information: 941-776-9444.
Saturday, Oct. 7
10 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers Sixth Annual Shiprek
Poker Run, Peggy's Coral, 4511 U.S. Highway 41 N., Palmetto. Fee
applies. Information: 941-752-5973.
11 a.m.-4 p.m.- "A River of Art in Blue" Artwalk, Village of
Arts, four blocks south of Manatee Avenue between Ninth and 14th
avenues west, Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8056.
*3 p.m. History of Bowed String Instruments, a free concert
and lecture, Allegro Music Academy, 241 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota.
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Maritime museum prepares for centennial
By Mark Young
Nov. 10 will be an important day in Cortez his-
tory, as the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th
St. W., begins planning the celebration for the 100th
birthday of the 1912 Cortez schoolhouse, the muse-
According to FMM director Karen Riley-Love,
the museum is planning a family-friendly extrava-
ganza to celebrate.
The schoolhouse has witnessed almost as much
community history as the items in the museum.
Riley-Love said the schoolhouse still means a
lot to the community as an educational institution,
the host site of community square dances, children's
plays and performances, and as a shelter during the
The museum is seeking volunteers for the cel-
ebration, according to FMM curator Amara Cocilovo.
Food and arts and crafts vendors, as well performers
for narratives of schoolhouse history are being sought.
Cocilovo can be reached at 941-708-6120.
FMM soon will be introducing new programs,
such as a boat-building program, which is at the very
heart of Cortez's maritime history.
Riley-Love, in a press release, said families and
applies. Information: 941-794-6018.
Through Oct. 7, "Evita," Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings
at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
*Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9a.m., horseshoes at Anna Maria
City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
Thursday through Dec. 20, except Thanksgiving, 10:30 a.m.,
Make a Child Smile story and craft hour, Tingley Memorial Library,
111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.
Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Thirsty Thursdays, The Fish Hole, Bra-
denton Beach, Information: 941-778-3388.
Friday, SeniorAdventures, Annie Silver Community Center,
103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party benefit at
Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores. 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.
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build boats and learn boat-related skills in the historic
Pillsbury Boat Shop.
The program will include building a "Puddle
Duck" sailboat, "Skin on Frame" kayak, paddles and
oars; converting a canoe into a sailboat and more.
Riley-Love said the driving force behind the pro-
gram is to inspire confidence, build skills, get people
on the water and make boating more accessible to
families and community members.
FMM also is partnering with Manatee Village His-
torical Park, Palmetto Historical Park and the Manatee
County Agricultural Museum to celebrate the opening
of the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton.
And FMM now features a butterfly garden and has
begun offering Geraldson Community Farm shares.
The farm is part of the community-supported agricul-
ture program that promotes farmers.
The museum also continues to encourage new
volunteers for its growing Friends of the Museum
program, and donations of time, tools or items of his-
torical significance are always welcome.
For more information on FMM and the centennial
celebration, contact Riley-Love at 941-708-6121.
The Islander newspaper is the official media spon-
sor of the centennial celebration.
Komen for the Cure, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-224-7506.
Oct. 13, Bowl for Dogs & Cats, MoonRacer No-Kill Animal
Rescue, AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-896-6701.
Save the Date
Oct. 19, Popcorn & Politics political rally, The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-7978.
Oct. 19, Palette Petals, Artist Reception, Nancy Law, Island
Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
Oct. 19-20, Bayfest, Bay Boulevard at Pine Avenue and along
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.
Oct. 20, Parking Lot Sale, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive,
S&S Shopping Plaza, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.
Oct. 25, Fourth Annual Chowdown for Charity, Manatee Chap-
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Kitchens finds her 'sense of place' in Cortez
By Kathy Prucnell
She's an artist and librarian with a sense of family,
history, place and gratitude for the people of Cortez.
Her calling card says, "Rhonda K, Native Florida
Folk Artist," and she paints inspirational fun.
Rhonda Kitchens takes her tiki umbrella wherever
she sets up shop, and Oct. 19-20, that'll be Bayfest, at the
corner of Pine Avenue and North Shore Boulevard, along
with assorted artists, vendors and musicians in the Anna
Maria city field and streaming along Pine Avenue.
Bayfest is hosted by the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce as a family-oriented event.
Before this year's Bayfest, as she's done for the past
six years, Kitchens paints the finishing touches on picnic
tables during the Star Fish Co. Seafood Market and Res-
taurant in Cortez two-week September vacation.
Her tables feature brightly colored fish, birds and
pets, and distinctive white lettering that tells stories of
the fishing village.
A librarian with a good job, she came to Cortez from
Tampa in 2005.
"I essentially lost my mind. I met a gentleman who
lived on a boat. We bought a boat together. I quit my job.
I left \ .i) lliinlg behind to live on the boat," she said.
And, while that relationship ended, her painting
emerged from the process.
"When I was left on the boat, the first thing I did was
to repaint the boat, leaning over the boat and on a dingy,"
she said. "When everybody woke up in the morning the
boat was a totally different color, actually a whole series
As she picked up the pieces from her lost relation-
ship, she came to dock at Star Fish, where owner Karen
Bell and Capt. Kathe Fannon, were sympathetic.
They gave her a job cleaning mullet, purchased her
first tiki umbrella and encouraged her to sell her artwork
outside Star Fish.
She eventually left the seafaring lifestyle for jobs at
the Mote Marine, Ringling College of Art & Design, and
now works as e-librarian at the State College of Florida
"As a librarian, I think letters are art, and words
themselves are an art," she says. Because nobody writes
She wouldn't miss painting tables for Star Fish res-
"I will not do this for money. I would not do it for
anybody. I've been working on it, off and on for two
weeks. It's not worth any amount of money," Kitchens
"It means something. Every year it's stories there've
Rhonda Kitchens looks over her artwork on one of the
tables on the dock at Star Fish Co. Seafood Market and
Restaurant in Cortez. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell
been different types of stories.
"This year Calvin Bell passed a few weeks ago. So
that table over there is about him," she said as pointed to
Bell's sayings painted on tables.
"Can I have that?" is about Calvin Bell's recycling
outboards and bilge pumps in his boat works.
Another saying is, "Are you running them or are they
running you?" That would be something Calvin Bell, a
commercial fisherman and lover of all things nautical,
would ask when people would come in with their mullet
after spending long hours, or toiling with their jobs.
This year Kitchens also painted a table in honor of
her father, on which she lettered, "Dear Lord, bless the
fathers who take their daughters fishing."
A ninth-generation Floridian, Kitchens proudly touts
her history of fishers and water witches from North Flor-
ida. Her grandfather was known as "the mullet man" in
She grew up in Plant City, and fondly remembers
her father taking her fishing. Her mother, a kindergarten
aide, still helps her in her art endeavors.
As she pointed to one of her signs on Star's dock,
"Live with egrets, not regrets," she explained that at the
time she painted it, she'd named the dock egret, Petey.
She watched Petey calmly meander around the water-
front, and imagined what he'd say.
"'I missed a fish, whatever. That didn't go well, what-
"It's just an attitude I have a hard time with. I'm like
aarrrghh," she said of trying to maintain her patience.
While Petey is no longer around, she said, there's
been subsequent Peteys who try to teach her patience
and calm, "which is also a lesson in life there's always
going to be another Petey."
In addition to Bayfest, Kitchens expects to display
her art at a new three-day pirate show in November, and
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AM agrees on post-election process to fill mayor, commission seats
By Rick Catlin
If someone had run for Mayor Mike Selby's soon-
to-be vacated position, Anna Maria would not be in such
The problem, said Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick at
the commission's Sept. 27 meeting, is that when no one
qualifies to seek an office, the city must turn to the city
charter for direction.
The city charter calls for the commission chair to
automatically become the mayor when the mayor's seat
will be faced with a vacant mayor's seat.
All agree the first order of business at the Nov. 15
organizational meeting, after swearing in new commis-
sioner Nancy Yetter and incumbent Chuck Webb, will
be to elect from among themselves -
'. including Commissioners SueLynn,
John Quam and Dale Woodland a
That vote will be followed by an
appointment, this time by four commis-
Selby sioners, minus the mayor, of a quali-
fied person from the electorate to fill the
It's up to the present commissioners to determine the newly vacated commission seat.
process to follow after the Nov. 6 election, when the city At the Sept. 27 meeting, the commission asked that
Charter review committee on long path
By Rick Catlin
"The main problem we have is no one ran for mayor,"
said Howard Payne, chair of Anna Maria Charter Review
Payne was speaking at the committee's Sept. 26
meeting, where members worked on new language
governing selection of a city commissioner to replace
the commissioner elected as chair, who automatically
becomes mayor if there is no duly elected mayor.
Mayor Mike Selby declined to seek a second term
and no one qualified to enter the Nov. 6 election for the
However, any proposed change would not be enacted
before this year's election.
Under the present charter, when there is a vacancy
for mayor, the commission chair becomes the mayor and
serves the remaining mayoral term. The four remaining
commissioners then appoint a person from the electorate
to complete the term just vacated on the commission.
The problem, said Payne, is that "no one wants to be
MCSO has AM opening
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office announced a
vacancy will occur in the MCSO's Anna Maria substation
in October. Qualified deputies were invited to apply.
An MCSO spokesperson said seniority is no longer
a top criteria to obtain an Anna Maria position.
Because its contract with the MCSO requires the
city pay salary and benefits for deputies, Anna Maria
officials have been hoping to have officers assigned with
less seniority. Newer deputies would relieve the city of
some of its financial burden under the contract.
The 2012-13 MCSO contract with the city is $675,000
and calls for one sergeant and six deputies. One deputy
is on duty in Anna Maria at all times.
The name of the deputy leaving the substation was
commission chair and become mayor because they can't
vote." The city charter states the mayor attends commis-
sion meetings and can veto ordinances, but cannot vote
on any issue.
"Nobody wants to lose their vote," Payne said.
Payne suggested a charter change where the com-
mission appoints the mayor.
Committee member Tom Breiter liked the idea.
The electorate voted for someone as commissioner to
give that person the right to vote on issues. Automatically
moving that person to mayor, where he or she loses the
right to vote, is not fair to the electorate.
Selby also agreed with the concept, as long as the
mayor remains a non-voting member of the commis-
"To be effective, the mayor has to be able to talk to
commissioners outside the meeting," he said.
Anna Maria's mayor can consult with commission-
ers, but cannot act as a conduit to report the views of one
commissioner to another, city attorney Jim Dye said.
That leaves to be determined the issue of how long
the appointed commissioner would serve. Dye said the
city commission could pass a resolution or ordinance
governing how the replacement commissioner is selected,
as the charter also makes no provision for that measure,
except that it is to be done by the commission.
The commission's procedure on the term length of
the appointed commissioner also could be incorporated
into the charter revision.
Committee members also discussed increasing the
salary of the mayor and commissioners. They learned
that any salary increase would not take effect for seated
officials until after an election cycle.
The committee will send its recommendations to
the commission, which decides what goes before the
The next committee meeting is scheduled for 4:30
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive.
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In other commission business at the Sept. 27 meet-
ing, Webb said he had to bring back the recently passed
ordinance to commissioners that amended parking, dock
space and requirements, and other issues because he
found "unintended consequences" for the commercial
Without that certain language, transient rentals or
"sleeping units" would not be required to have on-site
parking for guests.
City attorney Jim Dye said the city would need to go
begin anew the ordinance process.
Commissioners also tabled the purchase of an electric
truck from public works supervisor George McKay, who
bought the truck to ensure no one else got the bargain.
McKay paid $4,600 for the 2005 truck, while the book
value is around $7,500.
Dye said there was a legal issue to be resolved before
the city could approve the purchase.
Commissioners also agreed with Selby to have a
workshop Oct. 11 on his proposal to move parking at the
city pier across Bay Boulevard to the vacant city property
and turn the north city pier parking lot into a park.
"Think about it and come talk to me," Selby said.
The commission also unanimously passed a resolu-
tion supporting the Manatee County Commission initia-
tive to repeal the state statute passed in June 2011 that
allows every homeowner to rent their residence.
The initiative is supported by the Florida League
of Cities, the Florida Association of Counties and other
Webb added that the FLC and FAC are opposed to
Amendment IV on the general election ballot.
The amendment would cap non-homesteaded prop-
erty value increases and ad valorem taxes at a 3 percent
increase per year, similar to the Save Our Homes initia-
tive passed by voters in the mid-1990s.
The reason the amendment is opposed, Webb said,
is because without the ability to raise the value of non-
homesteaded property, cities throughout Florida would
have to raise millage rates on everyone to meet their
Selby also said he recently spoke with U.S. Rep.
Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, who pledged to help
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT 3, 2012 0 15
HB building inspector faced discipline before dismissal
By Kathy Prucnell
Former Holmes Beach building inspector Bob Shaf-
fer was disciplined for "exaggerated leniency to marginal
and over-the-line practices by some contractors," accord-
ing to an April 20 memorandum in Shaffer's personnel
Public works superintendent Joe
Duennes terminated Shaffer Sept. 18,
with Mayor Rich Bohnenberger's con-
The April memo from Shaffer to
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Duennes declined to comment on
Shaffer's departure, saying he expects some legal action
The April memo documents Duennes' placement of
Shaffer on a three-month probation. It also ordered Shaf-
fer off the job for two days without pay because of what
the memo labeled "contractor mismanagement issues."
The memo gave examples, including ongoing for-
giveness of late or improperly ordered inspections, failure
to require proper permit cards at construction sites, and
failure to issue stop work orders for improper construc-
tion at 5806 Holmes Blvd. and 120 50th St.
"In the next three months, we will discuss on a regu-
lar basis your ability to stand firm when contractor irregu-
larities occur," the memo states.
It concludes, "I will provide you with a written opin-
ion each month on your progress or lack thereof, which
could lead to termination."
Although, no written opinions were found Sept. 27
in Shaffer's personnel file.
After the April 20 memo, the next document in Shaf-
fer's file is the termination letter, dated Sept. 19, that cites
the city's policy designed to correct improper behavior,
improve services and maximize productivity.
It is unclear, however, whether he was asked to resign
prior to taking a planned two-week vacation Sept. 14.
Shaffer reportedly told several city hall workers he
was leaving his position before he left for vacation, and
he removed his personal items from his office.
He has not returned three calls for comment.
Duennes said Sept. 18 that Shaffer's vacation was
planned, and that he had told Duennes he was considering
Bohnenberger had no comment Sept. 25 on Shaffer's
departure, except that it was a termination and he under-
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City attorney Patricia Petruff said she has had no
contact from any one representing Shaffer.
Shaffer's departure comes at a time of increased
building department scrutiny, public records requests and
criticism about builders being allowed to ignore regula-
tions and build in setbacks, a lack of inspections and
erroneous lot calculations.
In addition to the April 20 memo, Shaffer's personnel
file contains documents indicating a 90-day probation for
failure to complete work in November 2006, and an April
2006 memo warning Shaffer not to discuss unapproved
design modifications and not to become involved with
code enforcement cases.
Shaffer was hired as a building inspector by Duennes
and then-Mayor Carol Whitmore in August 2002. Slaf-
fer's initial hourly pay was $14.83. It increased over the
years to $26.96 in October 2011. In July 2011, Duennes
upgraded Shaffer's duties to include plans examiner and
requested a $2.29 hourly pay raise for Shaffer.
Former public works superintendent John Fernandez,
recently retired building official for the town of Longboat
Key, began assisting the city as a building department
consultant in July, and has been filling in for Shaffer,
doing inspections and plan reviews.
Fernandez is working about 37 hours a month as an
independent contractor for Holmes Beach.
According to Bohnenberger, the open inspector posi-
tion is being advertised.
City Commissioner John Monetti's code enforcement
focus group suggested the city look at an outside engi-
neering firm to review plans and inspections. The focus
group was one of several commissioner-led groups aimed
at solving the city's problems with construction sites and
increased residential renters.
At that time, Petruff opposed the move, defending
the capability of Duennes and the building department.
She also pointed out the city had recently enacted a
policy change where Shaffer was doing initial inspec-
tions, Duennes the second and both doing a third.
Since April, criticism and a call for expertise in the
building department has increased.
Bohnenberger recently acknowledged the possibility
of calling in building department assistance from Braden-
Building department clerk Susan Lonzo said last
week she expects there will be delays in inspections and
plan reviews, as long as Duennes is the only available
Holmes Beach reduces spending, adopts $8.39M budget
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach city commissioners Sept. 25 adopted
an $8.39 million 2012-13 budget and set a 1.75 mill-
age rate for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 in just nine
The budget approval followed the second reading
of the budget and millage ordinances and two public
hearings that drew no public comment.
The budget is $270,159 less than the current year's
spending plan and the millage rate is .3 percent less
than the rollback rate, the rate that would have brought
in the same amount of revenue as last year.
City treasurer Lori Hill presented the proposed
1.75 millage rate, identified the rollback rate of 1.7553
mills, and the $8,394,950 budget.
According to Hill, there were two changes from
the budget proposed in July, an increase in anticipated
interest income and a $525,000 stormwater cash car-
ryover that will be reserved for future stormwater proj-
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AM historic committee chair calls for county preservation law
By Rick Catlin
Concerned with the proliferation of "large, three-
story mega mansions," Anna Maria Island Preservation
Trust President Sissy Quinn has written county commis-
sioners asking them to pull together and pass a county-
wide historic preservation ordinance.
Quinn chairs the city's historical preservation com-
mittee presently drafting an ordinance for Anna Maria.
She wrote that the Anna Maria committee would like
to see a tax-incentive ordinance for historic properties
on the island. Quinn asked all county commissioners to
"favorably consider the ordinance" that will be coming
before them in the near future.
She said she, the committee, and most islanders are
"not against tourism or any change," but in just a short
time "many of us have been overwhelmed with the type
of g -i\\~i1 we have been experiencing.
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Planning and Zoning board member
Lou Ellen Wilson said she's starting to see a number of
properties, both old and new, where trees are being torn
down but are not replaced by new landscaping.
Speaking at the board's Sept. 4 meeting, Wilson
said she could understand if a tree was diseased, but to
just demolish a tree to improve someone's view is trou-
City planner Alan Garrett agreed that it's been hap-
pening frequently in the city.
"I'm starting to see people demolish a house and the
landscaping and not replace any of the shrubbery," he
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dwellings are being replaced w itll Lyie, three-story mega
mansions," she continued.
Quinn's concern is that over-development will
destroy the old Florida charm of Anna Maria Island, the
very thing that visitors love about the island and one
reason many choose to buy property and live on the
Quinn said she has been working with Cathy Slusser
of the Manatee County Historical Commission to develop
an ordinance for Anna Maria that will protect ground-
level homes. One way to encourage an owner to retain a
ground-level home is through a tax incentive, she said.
A similar historic preservation ordinance is coming
before the county commission soon, said Quinn.
She implored commissioners, "Please move
forward on the adoption of a countywide historical
Wilson said she could support an ordinance that if
someone demolishes a tree, they have to replant the area
with a tree.
Members unanimously agreed to prepare a draft rec-
ommendation for city commissioners, and have new trees
a part of any new development.
Garrett said he would get to work on a draft and have
one ready for the board's Oct. 2 meeting.
In other business, Garrett said the city must create a
historic-use district for the city pier and Rod & Reel Pier
and a marina-use district for the Galati Marine property
and surrounding city waters.
The requirement to create the zones came when the
city annexed the waterfront at the two piers and the waters
around Galati Marine after Manatee County declined to
enforce ordinances in those areas.
Garrett said it's "been on our radar for some time,"
but he and city staff have been busy with other matters.
He noted there may be complications rising from
Galati's dockside restaurant, but he planned to have a
draft for the pier zones ready by the board's 6 p.m. Oct.
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down to the wire
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria City Commission approved the
2012-13 spending plan of $2.3 million with $675,000
for law enforcement services from the Manatee County
However, Mayor Mike Selby, city attorney Jim Dye
and Commission Chair Chuck Webb still plan to meet
with MCSO legal attorney Michelle Hall to make sure
all parties understand the duties of deputies.
As of last week, Selby had not signed the MCSO
contract, which was to become effective Oct. 1. A meet-
ing between the city and Hall was scheduled, however,
to iron out the dispute.
At issue, according to Selby, is that MCSO deputies
are required by the contract to enforce the laws in Anna
Maria, including city ordinances. He and Webb just want
to be sure everyone understands that duty.
Ordinances and codes are the city's laws, Dye said.
Sgt. Dave Turner, head of the MCSO-Anna Maria substa-
tion, said his deputies are not code enforcement officers,
but perform their duties as professional police officers.
One main issue is deputies responding to noise and
nuisance complaints. The city believes deputies can pro-
vide more enforcement for those complaints.
MCSO deputies have responded to noise complaints,
Turner said, and have broken up loud parties and issued
citations and warnings. They work closely with the city's
code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon, Turner said.
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Florida's governor, staff and highway officials are
joining to encourage Floridians to register their emer-
gency contact information.
To Inform Families First is a service of the Florida
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles,
but it had its origins with an islander.
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has sponsored
a resolution that recognized the first week of Octo-
ber as Register Your Emergency Contact Information
The CFO, Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam
Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam
signed the resolution.
"Keeping our loved ones safe is something all Florid-
ians can relate to," Atwater said. "It is equally important
to plan ahead in the event of a serious accident."
DHSMV created the database after the 2005 death
of Tiffiany Olsen. It took six hours for law enforce-
ment to contact her mother, Christine Olsen, a former
islander and server at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna
Maria, where Tiffiany also had worked, because her
contact information was not readily available.
Olsen first started a petition to enact change,
then turned to then state Rep. Bill Galvano, who
worked with DHSMV to create the database for law
enforcement. Olsen founded TIFF to advocate, first
locally and then nationally for emergency notifica-
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event of an emergency, according to Julie Jones, exec-
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more than 16.7 million licensed drivers and identifi-
cation card holders in Florida, according to Olsen.
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THE ISLANDER U OCT 3, 2012 0 17
Center executives narrow director choice
By Rick Catlin
It may have taken longer than Pierrette Kelly planned,
but her replacement as executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center should be announced
in the next few weeks, said center board president Greg
"We've narrowed it down to two people," Ross
He said the entire board of directors was to meet
early this week and vote on their candidate of choice.
The candidate with the most votes will be offered the
If an offer is accepted, Ross said, the board would
give the candidate time to give his or her current employer
proper notice before announcing the appointment.
Ross said there may be a problem getting a quorum
for the meeting to vote on a new executive director.
"I've been trying all week to arrange a meeting date,"
Ross said Sept. 28. He said as soon as he's got a firm date
for the meeting he'll announce that.
Kelly submitted her resignation April 23, but agreed
to stay until June 30 while the board found a replace-
A screening committee headed by West Manatee Fire
Rescue Chief Andy Price and including restaurateur Ed
Chiles and Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whit-
more, was formed to short-list the original 46 applicants
down to three.
However, the board was unable to agree on a satisfac-
tory replacement from among those applicants, and put
out a call for more applications.
This time, the screening committee came up with
several people who were acceptable to the executive
Ross declined to say how many names were on the
second list, but said the board has narrowed its choice
down to two people.
"We interviewed those two candidates last week and
we will make a decision once we have a meeting with a
quorum," he said. "It will be as soon as I can get enough
people to make a quorum."
Kelly has been executive director of the center for
She said she wanted to move on to other things in
her life and quit while she was ahead.
Kelly said she would spend a few days training her
replacement, particularly regarding grant writing.
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fireworks OKd in December
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach commissioners approved two spe-
cial event applications in September. .
Included within the consent agenda items at the Sept.
5 meeting was the New Year's Eve fireworks display at
the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.
Commissioners also approved a Dec. 9 benefit at
the BeachHouse, a strongman contest "Brawns on the
In other city matters, the city approved a contract
renewal with Phillips and Jordan Inc., a company that is
on standby for the city to clean up after a major storm
should public works become overwhelmed.
"We already have a contract with them and this is just
an extension of that contract," said city attorney Ricinda
Perry. The contract comes up for renewal every five years
and is part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency
"We don't pay them unless we have to call them in
and it's a FEMA program, so we would be refunded," she
The motion to renew the contract passed 5-0.
The city also approved expenditures of more than
$4,000 to the law firm of Blalock Walters, of Braden-
ton. The firm was hired to represent the city in a lawsuit
filed by three Bradenton Beach residents to block a joint
development agreement to construct a dune and parking
lot between the city and the BeachHouse Restaurant.
Thus far, the expenses have only covered a review
of the case file and an initial response to the suit.
Mayor John Shaughnessy also read into the record a
letter from a citizen complimenting the quick actions of
the Bradenton Beach Police Department, whose officers
assisted in a Holmes Beach incident involving a man
attacking a homeowner and his friend.
The BBPD has been under fire this last month in
regards to the Sheena Morris death investigation and
other citizen complaints. Morris' mother, Kelly Osborn,
picketed city hall Aug. 16 and spoke at the commission
Her calls for justice coincided with two citizen com-
plaints about the police department.
"It's not all bad news," said Shaughnessy.
The letter said BBPD officers "were very profes-
sional and on their game," during the incident. "We are a
small town, but both of our police departments are more
than small town forces."
VIENS MURDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
crying and apologizing to his girlfriend, admitting he had
"No one will believe me," he told her.
A despondent Viens drove his girlfriend toward
Rancho Palos Verdes, receiving a call from his daugh-
ter telling him she had talked. Deputies, who had been
watching Viens and listening to his phone calls, pulled in
behind him. Galvan grabbed the steering wheel as Viens
drove up to 80 mph toward the cliff, fearing he was about
to drive over the edge.
Viens stopped next to the cliff, got out and climbed
a fence. Galvan and a deputy tried to stop him from
jumping, but he leaped feet-first, his arms outstretched,
screaming as he fell.
Rescued quickly, and without any head injuries,
Viens survived the 80-foot drop that shattered a leg, his
pelvis and other bones, and put him in a wheelchair. In
the hospital six days after the plunge, as deputies and
coroner's officials dug up his restaurant in search of his
wife's remains, Viens confessed to detectives.
"Duct tape," he said, explaining he threw her body
in the garbage.
Two weeks later, Viens asked the detectives to return.
He wanted to talk again. He had something to get off his
chest. He explained how he disposed of his wife's body,
boiling her at night for four days in his restaurant kitchen.
During the day, while the restaurant was open for custom-
ers, he wheeled the huge pot with her body inside to a
storage shed at the restaurant's rear, detectives said.
When he was done serving customers during the day,
he spent the nights cooking his wife's remains.
Viens told detectives he hid his wife's head and
jawbone, the only thing that could identify her, in his
mother's attic. They have never been found.
In court this week, Viens' attorney, Fred McCurry,
told jurors that Dawn Viens' death was an accident, not
a murder. Viens had gagged his wife before and did not
intend to kill her.
But homicide Sgt. Richard Garcia and Deputy Dis-
trict Attorney Deborah Brazil did not believe the death
was an accident. The night Dawn Viens died, Viens told
a friend he suspected his wife of stealing a few hundred
dollars from the restaurant. "I'll kill the bitch," he threat-
And, Patterson testified, Viens had choked his wife
previously, causing marks to her neck.
For two weeks, jurors listened, faced with the deci-
sion of premeditated first-degree murder, a lesser sec-
ond-degree charge, or manslaughter. An acquittal was
unlikely, although Viens' attorney told jurors they should
disregard the confession Viens made describing his grue-
some body disposal.
Erickson, the juror, said the panel considered first-
and second-degree murder, and settled on second "based
on the evidence." The threat Viens made to kill his wife
was not enough for first-degree, he said, adding plenty
of people have made similar threats.
Jurors used Viens own words from his confessions
to convict him, Erickson said.
"His testimony basically said what he did," the juror
said. "He was read his Miranda rights. Everything you
say can be used against you in a court of law."
Some jurors, he said, had trouble sleeping after lis-
tening to the disturbing confessions.
"I think he has anger management problems," Erick-
son said. "He's shown no remorse, no apo>l1o-, noth-
Papin said she started crying the minute the jury
buzzed the courtroom three times at 10:30 a.m. Thursday
to indicate they had reached a verdict.
She bowed her head and wept as the verdict was
Papin later thanked the detectives, prosecutors,
jurors, Patterson and Wade, and others for their work in
pursuing Viens and bringing justice.
"It means he has to pay for what he did," Papin said.
"He tried to get away with it."
Patterson, who often socialized with the Vienses with
her husband, and helped design his restaurant kitchen,
said she "loved Dawn like a sister.
\ly good friend murdered my good friend," she
Patterson said she remains upset that she chose not
to call the police when Dawn Viens told her about the
domestic violence incidents, including one where she had
locked herself in the bathroom. Dawn Viens had told her
"We all need to listen to friends who reach out to us,"
Patterson said she might visit Viens in prison to tell
him how much his wife loved him.
"Through all of this he is still my friend," Patterson
said. "I hope he knows that the week before he killed her,
Dawn loved him so much."
Judge Rand Rubin scheduled sentencing for Viens
on Nov. 27. Viens, who has been behind bars since his
suicide attempt from the cliff, previously served a short
prison term in Florida for drug dealing.
Reprinted with permission. For background stories
and a timeline of events leading to Viens'conviction, visit
BREATHTAKING By Matt Ginsberg / Edited by Will Shortz
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13 Most excellent, in
20 Set forth
21 Kind of wine
22 Heir, usually
23 French farewell
24 *Male pattern
26 Content of a 2003
28 With 78-Down,
the answers to this
30 Japanese consent
36 Transfers, as funds
38 Title words before
"Easy" for Linda
"Hard" for John
42 Walk in the park,
44 Menu heading
46 French 101 verb
47 Thumbing of the
48 E-mail address
54 Bridge responses
56 Sen Daniel Inouye,
57 Bridge response
59 Hit on the noggin
60 Saw to it
63 The Lion, not the
Witch or the
65 Discovery medium
71 VCR button
72 Pretty up
74 Tony's relatives
75 Occupants of the
lowest circle of
77 Zig or zag
78 Had haddock, say
80 Dispenser item
83 *Marriage in 2004,
divorce in 20119
90 Mix (in)
91 Inventor after whom
a Yale residential
college is named
93 Soviet author
94 View from a control
95 Sweet drink
96 They have pointed
98 Bel cheese
99 Twist spinoff
102 *Conduct classes?
106 "What thou
art, act well thy
108 "God helps
110 Pitcher of coffee?
113 *Petrified wood?
118 Any of the Bronte
122 Prime cut
123 Steep slopes
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2 Singer whose name
sounds like a cry
3 *Endless bagpipe
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5 a secret
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8 Kellogg offering,
9 Clint the Good
10 South of Mexico
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13 "We Shall
14 *Stable hands?
15 Broadway bigwig
16 "This isn't going
well at alll"
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18 Catch on
25 Passover month
27 Snowy Floridian?
30 Audible reproof
33 Owns, in the Bible
34 It can be balanced
35 Fit to serve
37 Actress Sommer
39 French composer of
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45 Frere's sibling
47 Parade figure,
49 Man of the house?
50 Onetime Time
52 Tighten (up)
53 Works (up)
55 See 103-Down
58 Work without
61 Like many a ditz
62 Prime Minister
63 "There is in the
affairs of men
64 1965 title role for
69 Language from
70 Dweller along the
73 Abbr after many an
76 2001 02
78 See 28-Across
79 Dictator's first
82 "Morning" person
85 A C or D C
86 When repeated, a
87 Comedian Smirnoff
88 Job for the Hardy
89 Actress Martha who
love interest in
92 "S N L specialty
95 Gold prospector Joe
with a state capital
named after him
97 "Days," for one
99 Nabisco offering
100 Agreeing (with)
101 They may produce
103 Early hurdles for
104 Annual May event
105 2010 Nobelist
109 "Bonanza" role
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112 Name dropper's
115 Slip on
116 Musician Brian
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Colo for one
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once in brief
THE ISLANDER 0 OCT 3, 2012 19
BB releases flood plain mitigation plan, insurance may rise
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach public building official Steve Gil-
bert said changes to the National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram will likely lead to higher premiums, but there are
things the city can do to help keep premiums down.
A Sept. 24 report detailing the city's strategies in
flood plain mitigation was prepared by Gilbert. It focuses
on what the city is doing and should do in the future.
In a memo to city commissioners, Gilbert explains
the city is part of the Community Rating System of the
National Flood Insurance Program. As such, he said the
city identifies programs and activities to help prevent
flood damage, and is subsequently awarded discounts on
insurance premiums for the city and its residents.
Gilbert's six-page report emphasizes what the city
can do to continue to benefit from the program that
reduces flood insurance premiums in the city.
"The city has continued to address the stormwater
master plan developed in 2006," Gilbert reports. "Imple-
mentation of mitigation projects for street flooding and
surface-water management continued in the last fiscal
year ... and several other smaller projects for shoreline
protection have been identified and addressed."
Gilbert identified some of the major issues facing
the city and what the city has done, or plans on doing, to
address those issues.
Coastal conservation is one concern. Gilbert is
recommending regulations within the land-develop-
ment code to ensure new development and substan-
tial improvements in the environmental zones include
coastal dune mitigation projects, appropriate dune
vegetation planting and the installation of bollards to
create beach access points.
Commissioners have been reviewing the LDC for
several weeks now and are getting closer to finalizing the
goal of bringing the LDC into compliance with the city's
comprehensive plan. The deadline to submit the LDC to
the state is the end of October.
Gilbert said he recommends more public-private
partnerships to protect and enhance the dunes, "as they
are our only defense at this time to storm surge and result-
ing washouts of Gulf Drive, our only means of evacuation
Gilbert points to the controversial project between
the city and the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
N., as an example of more public-private partnerships,
but that project is currently being challenged in the court
Three Bradenton Beach residents, including two
former planning and zoning board members are suing
the city over that project, claiming it violates the city's
Gilbert also discusses in his report the hardening of
city facilities, a subject that came up during the summer's
budget talks, as a means to better protect city buildings
from storm damage.
Gilbert recommends commissioners follow through
on discussions to install impact-resistant storm shutters
and flood panels at city hall and the public works build-
"These hardening improvements are not extremely
expensive," Gilbert said. "Consider how much more
expensive it may be if we are forced out of either facil-
ity due to flooding or wind damage."
Gilbert said there have been discussions on relocat-
Monday, Oct. 8: 3:15 p.m., Student Advisory Coun-
cil meeting, library.
Tuesday, Oct. 9: 8:45 a.m., Parent Teacher Organiza-
tion board meeting, conference room.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: 5-7 p.m., Third-grade dinner, caf-
eteria, followed by third-grade play, auditorium.
Saturday, Oct. 27: 9-11 a.m., Costume parade, Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive,
to AME, followed 11 a.m.-3 p.m. by the AME-PTO Fall
Festival, school grounds.
Monday, Oct. 29: Fall fundraiser Otis Spunkmayer
Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-708-5525, www.manatee.kl2.fl.us/
ing all city departments to the public works and police
department property, but there has been no official action
taken on developing a long-range plan to achieve that
He is recommending that commissioners authorize
funding to study the city's facilities and make recom-
Also being considered as urgent are:
Evacuation routes and stormwater impacts: Gilbert
notes an ongoing potential for street flooding from Fifth
Street South to 13th Street South, as well as Cortez Road
to Seventh Street South.
Gilbert said the city already is identifying and making
stormwater improvements, but would like to include those
streets as part of the discussion, and recommends drain-
age improvements for Church and Highland avenues, as
well as Bay Drive South.
Monday, Oct. 8
Breakfast: Pizza or Super Round.
Lunch: Mac & Cheese, Cheese Lasagna, Warm Breadstick,
Applesauce, Broccoli, Cucumber Coin, Dippers,
Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Biscuit or Waffle.
Lunch: Southern Chicken, Nacho Fish Sticks, Warm Biscuit,
Fresh Fruit Cup, Green Beans, Red Potatoes,
Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Bagel, Sausage and
Cheese Bagel or Proballs.
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken with Warm Roll, Beef and Cheese
Nachos, Mandarin Oranges and Pineapple Tidbits, Lettuce and
Tomato Cup, Black Beans, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich or Ultimate Breakfast Round.
Lunch: Kids' Choice.
Friday, Oct. 12
In Service Day No school for students.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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20 E OCT 3, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Islander qualifies for ironman world championship
Kevin P Cassidy
Anna Maria Island resident Sandy Menely recently
qualified in Texas for the 34th annual 2012 Ironman
World Championship, which will begin Oct. 13 in Kailua-
Make no mistake, competing in an ironman competi-
tion is not for the casual workout warrior.
According to the event website, the world champion-
ship centers on the dedication and courage participants
who exhibit the ironman mantra that "An) llingi is Pos-
On Oct. 13, Menely and nearly 1,800 athletes will
embark on a 140.6-mile journey that represents the
ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title
"Ironman." The world championship is the world's larg-
est, single-day endurance event consisting of a 2.4-mile
swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run and it
must be completed in less than 17 hours.
Sandy qualified for the championship by placing first
in the 65-69 age group in Ironman Texas with a time of
14 hours, 9 seconds. She trained for five months for the
Texas event, and will continue training for 20-25 hours
per week in preparation for the Kona event.
She swims in the Gulf of Mexico, bikes on Gulf of
Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, and runs all around
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. Menely is coached
by her daughter, Lesley Brainard, of Memphis, Tenn.,
through her online "Trinity Coaching" program.
Brainard also competed in Texas and also qualified
for the Hawaii event.
Having a mother-daughter duo qualify for the Iron-
man World Championship is quite unusual, if not a first
for Americans at Kona.
Menely is ranked first in her age group by the USA
triathlon association and has victories in the St. Anthony
Triathlon, Top Gun Triathlon, Ocala HITS Half Ironman,
Texas Ironman and Siesta Key Triathlon.
Good luck to them, and look for results in The
Youth soccer continues
As the third week of the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center's fall recreational soccer league gets under
way this week, the teams are already starting to separate
themselves from the pack as they aim for the playoff goal
The 14-17 division, which has only two teams -
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Island resident Sandy Menely poses with her daugh-
ter and coach, Lesley Brainard, at the Ironman Texas
triathlon. Both women now have qualified for the 2012
Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
fittingly tied with a win each.
Steam Designs sits atop the 11-13 division with a
3-0 record. LPAC follows with a 1-1 record, while Jen
Crady Massage and Wash Family Construction are tied
for third place.
The 8-10 division has Lobstah's on top with a 3-0
record, followed by Best Buy, Tyler's Ice Cream and
American Marine, all sporting 2-1 records. LaPensee
Plumbing and Miller Electric are both still in search of
their first victory.
Tyler's Ice Cream showed they're a team to be reck-
oned with in a 4-2 win over Best Buy during 8-10 divi-
sion action Sept. 26. Daniel Sentman opened the scoring
with a goal in the fifth minute only to watch as Jaclyn
Schlossberg evened the match with a goal in the 11th
The game remained tied until the half, but it didn't
take long for Tyler's to grab control of the match
coming out for the second half. Sentman gave Tyler's
the lead for good in the 31st minute when he picked
off a clearing pass, touched the ball to his right foot
and found the far corner of the goal with a strong shot
for a 2-1 lead. Five minutes later, Sentman pulled off
an almost carbon copy goal, picking off the goal kick
and rocketing a shot that found the far corner of the
goal for a 3-1 Tyler's lead.
Tyler's added to its lead in the 41st minute when,
after a scramble in front of the Best Buy goal, Char-
lotte Pardue powered through the scrum to score, giving
Tyler's a 4-1 lead.
Schlossberg scored on a late breakaway goal in the
45th minute to pull Best Buy to within a pair of goals,
but that was as close as they would come.
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Sentman finished with three goals and Pardue had
one for Tyler's in the victory while Schlossberg's two
goals paced the Best Buy effort.
The second 8-10 division game of the evening saw
American Marine take a 5-3 victory over LaPensee
Plumbing. Tyler Brewer led the way with four goals,
while David Daigle added one goal. Lila Naeher scored
three goals to lead the plumber's scoring effort in the
Lobstahs remained undefeated in the 8-10 division
with a 3-1 victory over Tyler's Sept. 25. Catherine Cal-
houn notched a pair of goals to lead Lobstahs, which
also received one goal from Emalee Bell in the victory.
Sentman scored the lone goal for Tyler's in the loss.
The second game of the evening saw American
Marine light up Miller Electric 7-3 behind three goals
from Brewer and two goals from Daigle. Jeremiah Sculco
and Fiona Turner-Leathem added a goal each in the vic-
tory. Ava Zink, Dalton Guthrie and Callen Achor each
scored a goal for Miller in the loss.
Best Buy defeated LaPensee 5-3 during 8-10 divi-
sion action Sept. 24 behind four goals from Daniel
Fritz and one goal from Schlossberg. Ben Brashear,
Sam Bowers and Naeher scored a goal each for LaP-
ensee in the loss.
Lobstahs rolled past Miller Electric by a 5-1 score in
the final 8-10 division game of the evening. Jack Groves
scored three goals and Catherine Calhoun added two
goals for Lobstahs in the victory. Ava Zink notched the
lone goal for Miller in the loss.
Steam Designs rolled to a 9-1 victory over Wash
Family Construction during 11-13 division action Sept.
26. Nico Calleja scored four goals and Christian Daniels
added three goals. Gavin Sentman rounded out the scor-
ing with a pair of goals in the victory.
West Coast Air Conditioning edged Edgewater
Realty 3-2 during 14-17 division soccer action Sept. 24.
Max Miller scored a pair of goals to lead WCAC, which
also received a goal from Carolyn Cullinan in the victory.
Edgewater received a pair of goals from Kieran Grumley
in the loss.
Only one team managed a 3-0 pool play record
during Sept. 29 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City
hall horseshoe pits. Tim Sofran and Norm Good were the
day's outright champs.
Three teams advanced to the knockout round with
2-1 records in Sept. 26 horseshoe action. Steve Doyle and
Norm Good drew the bye into the finals and watched as
Jerry Disbrow and Tim Sofran eliminated Jay Disbrow
and Dom Livedoti 21-14. Sofran and Jerry Disbrow then
rolled to the title, defeating Doyle and Good 21-16.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT 3, 2012 0 21
Island anglers see fall species in arrival patterns
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Signs of fall are all around us. There are cooler
morning and evening temperatures welcome relief
- and Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, bonito and blue
runners are beginning their fall migration.
Although we are in the very early stages of the migra-
tion, good numbers of all these species are making a
showing in Tampa Bay and just off the beaches.
Remember, as this migration occurs, with it comes
some excellent shark fishing opportunities. With all the
activity in the water, sharks can't help but follow schools
of mackerel and bonito to feed. Expect to see sandbar,
bull, spinner, blacktip and hammerhead sharks in the mix
of schools of mackerel and bonito chasing bait.
Although many of these species aren't the best table-
fare, they do provide some of the best and consistent
rod-bending action you' 11 find on the Gulf Coast.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing good num-
bers of Spanish mackerel being caught daily by both live
bait fishers and those using artificial. Those using live
bait are catching their shiners with a Sabiki rig.
The rig to use when using shiners for bait is simple.
Connect 3 feet of 30-pound fluorocarbon to your main
line and tie a 1/0 long shank hook to the end. Stab your
hook through a shiner, cast it out and hang on tight -
when mackerel are feeding, they're known to swim at
speeds of 45 mph. With this in mind, it wouldn't take
much to pull an unattended rod right off the pier if the
angler's not paying attention. Average size of the macks
this past week was 18-20 inches to the fork of the tail.
Plenty of other migratory species are arriving at the
Rod & Reel to feed on the vast amount of baitfish that are
congregating there. Expect to see jack crevalle, ladyfish,
blue runners and skipjacks in the mix, all providing action
between mack strikes.
Be aware that the skipjacks have poisonous spines
on their dorsal and anal fins. Use caution when releasing
them to avoid being poked by its spines. If you get stuck,
you'll know it. A sharp pain and some tingling in your
hand may last for 5 to 10 minutes -you'll be fine.
Lastly, Kilb says he's seeing some nice redfish being
pulled out of the shadows of the pier. Live shrimp, shiners
and pinfish are proving successful to get these bottom-
feeders to bite. Average size of the pier reds have been
20- to 22-inches, although some large, over-slot fish are
being reeled up, too.
Jeff Medley at the south bait shop on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge Fishing Piers says Spanish mackerel are
dominating the bite. Artificials like Gotcha plugs, Clark
spoons and crappie jigs are getting the bite, although live
greenbacks are catching plenty of fish. Make sure to use a
long shank hook to prevent getting cut off so often. Macks
up to 29 inches are being caught on a daily basis.
And macks that measure 29 inches are almost unheard
of, so to hook up your all-time bi_ ,. tI. fish now.
Mixed in with the mackerel are blue runners and jack
crevalle. The blue runners are in the 1-pound range, while
the jacks are pushing 3-4 pounds. You'll catch these fish
while targeting mackerel. Be prepared to wear out your
arm on non-stop action.
From under the pier, live bait fishers are pulling up
good numbers of keeper-size mangrove snapper and
flounder. Live shiners or shrimp are proving prosperous.
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Carl Pearman of Anna Maria shows off his trout catch.
Remember, when bottom fishing around the pier, try to
fish during the slower tides, as this makes it easier to keep
your bait on the bottom.
Finally, Medley says good numbers of sheepshead
have inhabited the pier. Pier fishers using live shrimp are
catching a few, although more are being seen than caught.
It's a little early for the sheepshead bite to begin. Best bet
is to use live fiddler crabs or tube worms for bait, if you
can get them.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore for gag grouper
and mangrove snapper with good results on live shiners
or pinfish. Starting at depths of 75 feet, Girle is reeling
up snapper in the 18-inch range. Gag grouper also are
being caught with the bi, 'I coming in at 24 inches.
In the same water depths, Girle is catching a few
kingfish. By free-lining large shiners or threadfins behind
the boat, Girle is catching kings up to 36 inches.
Moving inshore, Girle is working the flats of Sara-
sota Bay in search of redfish, finding his target during
high tides around mangrove islands and lush grass flats
with scattered potholes. Upper slot reds are being caught
On deeper flats in the middle of the bay, Girle is
catching keeper-size spotted seatrout. Live shiners under
a popping cork are working to get the bite. And on the
beaches, Girle seeks out Spanish mackerel and bonito,
where he takes a cue from the diving birds. Average size
of the macks is 20 inches to the fork of the tail.
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good action at both the Rod & Reel and the Anna Maria
City Pier on Spanish mackerel. Both live bait and arti-
ficials are producing the bite. According to Oldham, the
best action is occurring during the morning hours from
sunrise until about 9 a.m. For lures, most mackerel fishers
are using white crappie jigs or Clark spoons rigged with a
popping cork. Others are using Sabiki rigs to catch shin-
ers. Pier fishers targeting mackerel should also expect to
hook up with blue runners, jack crevalle and ladyfish.
From the grass flats, Oldham is seeing good num-
bers of spotted seatrout and redfish being brought to the
marina fillet table. The charter captains at Keyes Marina
are bringing in catches of both species daily. And Oldham
says he's seen some nice flounder in the coolers.
From the beaches, Oldham says a variety of species
are being caught, including mackerel, jack crevalle and
shark all on live baits. "Look for diving birds," says
Oldham, "and you'll find the fish." Flounder also are
being caught along the beaches, and Oldham suggests a
Berkeley Gulp shrimp on a 1/4-ounce jig head will get
attention from the flat fish.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters out of
Keyes is fishing shallow grass flats for redfish and catch-
and-release snook. For both species, Gross is using live
shiners for bait. To fish these baits, he's using either a
free-line or a popping cork. For free-lining baits, Gross
likes to use 3-4 feet of 20-pound fluorocarbon tied to an
Eagle Claw live bait hook. When using a popping cork,
Gross uses basically the same rig with a cork set to cor-
respond with the depth of the water.
On the deeper flats, Gross is catching plenty of keep-
er-size spotted seatrout. Again, he's hooking up live shin-
ers for bait. Most of the trout are ranging 15-18 inches.
Ri''in, i the same as for reds or snook, or add a popping
cork to the mix.
Finally, Gross is getting good action on Spanish
mackerel by fishing nearshore structure in the Gulf of
Mexico and around Longboat Pass. Gross is using live
shiners or artificial, such as Gotcha plugs or white jigs,
to get in on the action. When targeting macks, Gross likes
to use 30-pound fluorocarbon leader tied to a long shank
hook or a lure.
On a final note, the fifth annual Gullett Mullet Invita-
tional Tournament and Fish Fry is coming up Oct. 12-13.
This event is sponsored by the Sarasota Fish and Game
Association and the Gullet Family. Proceeds benefit out-
door activities for youth, including the annual Jerry Hill
Memorial Kids' Fishing Tournament.
A captain's meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 12, at the Palmetto Point Civic Association, 637
43rd St. Blvd. W., Palmetto. Weigh-in begins at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, with awards presented at 6 p.m.
An old-fashioned fish fry the tourney catch -
including Gullet's much sought-after smoked mullet, will
be served at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
To register for the fishing tournament or for more
information, call 941-792-8314.
Send fishing reports to email@example.com.
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Bridge Street Interiors
celebrates 10 years
Bridge Street Interiors, 114 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach, is celebrating its 10th anniversary all week and
patrons will have a chance to win some great prizes.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce was
to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 1 followed by a
For the first 10 days of October, Bridge Street Inte-
riors is offering discounts and special sales to customers,
along with a chance to sign up for a drawing that will be
held at the end of the 10 days.
The drawing winner will receive a $100 store gift
certificate, said co-owner Deb Myers.
She and husband Matt opened the store after moving
from Ohio to the island, never dreaming of the success
they would have.
"Bridge Street and Bridge Street Interiors have been
growing and growing. We want to thank all our wonder-
ful customers, both local and visitor, for patronizing our
store," Deb Myers said.
In addition to full-service interior design and consult-
ing, the store has a wide variety of custom jewelry, crafts
and gift items that fit the island lifestyle they have come
"It was the smartest move we ever made," said Matt
Myers. "This is home for us and our children and grand-
For more information, call 941-782-1130 or email
Mixers: breakfast, lunch
The October networking luncheon of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce will be held at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Eat Here restaurant, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the luncheon is $15 for members and reserva-
tions are requested. Members are encouraged to bring a
The chamber's sunrise breakfast mixer for October
will begin at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Feast
Restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
required. Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
For more information on the lunch or breakfast, call
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Office: (941) 778-2246 (941) 792- 8628
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2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL
RIGHT: The design of the new Sandbar Restaurant
building currently under construction was planned
and rendered by architect Gene Aubry. Plans callfor
completion by mid-December.
offers one-day tours
The Oct. 17-19 Sustainable &Authentic Florida Con-
ference for Anna Maria Island is offering one-day passes
for $75 for people interested in attending the inaugural
event. A three-day pass for $225 covers breakfasts and
dinner, as well tours and events.
Anyone interested in a one-day pass can choose to
attend any one of the conference days. A different agenda
and tour is planned for each day of the conference, along
with different speakers, said Caroline McKeon of Florida
Journeys, one of the organizers.
Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Preservation
Trust in association with East Coast Greenway Alliance
and Florida Journeys, the conference highlights how to
develop and maintain old Florida tourism using sustain-
able resources and methods.
Expert speakers will make presentations and attend-
ees will tour various sites around Anna Maria Island that
are considered exemplary to the model of old Florida.
For more information, email Caroline McKeon of
Florida Journeys at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandbar serves outdoors
As work crews from Whitehead Construction are
working to build a new dining room and bar at the legend-
ary Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria,
diners will enjoy the food and views from the outdoor
pavilion, said Sandbar owner Ed Chiles.
The restaurant's kitchen, outdoor bar and deck will
be in operation throughout construction.
The new dining room will accommodate 102 diners,
two less than the former dining room, while the bar will
retain its seating numbers.
The dining room and bar are expected to be ready by
Dec. 15, Chiles said.
When the new dining area is completed, Chiles said
he has plans ready for a kitchen makeover.
Chiles declined to estimate the cost of the entire proj-
ect, but said it would be more than $1 million, including
the new kitchen.
Matt and Deb Myers of
Bridge Street Interiors,
114 Bridge St., Braden-
ton Beach, are celebrat-
ing the 10th anniversary
of the store this week
with discounts, specials
and a drawing for a
$100 gift certificate.
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BICYCLE SEATS: One Mongoose, one Road-
master, one Avocet. Never used, $5 each. 941-
TWIN BED, MATTRESSES, box spring, nearly
new, $100. Solar panels, pool, excellent, $39.
SOFA, $75, LOVESEAT, $50, pastel tropical-look,
great condition. Floral loveseat, $50. 941-730-
COMPUTER: GATEWAY 2.4GHz, Keyboard,
mouse and monitor, $85, 941-756-6728.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
lectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
ORIGINAL, LOCAL ART for sale. View at The
Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email
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,
HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
ence Inc., www.ministryofpresence.org, urgently
needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.
Island real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
225 17th St. N., Unit 3, Bradenton Beach
Club, Bradenton Beach, a 1,656 sfla / 2,098 sfur
3bed/22bath/2car condo with shared pools built in
2005 was sold 09/05/12, Debasco LLC to Badowski
for $370,000; list $399,000.
407 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 52x145 lot
zoned ROR was sold 09/07/12, Brown to Island Girl
Properties LLC for $329,000; list $399,000.
1 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a vacant
89x100 lot was sold 09/10/12, Davis to Jude for
$261,700; list $289,000.
501 Gulf Drive N., Unit 108, Bridgeport, Braden-
ton Beach, a 1,128 sfla / 1,198 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 09/13/12,
Wilkin to Damico for $225,000; list $249,000.
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 208, Runaway Bay, Bra-
denton Beach, a 691 sfla / 771 sfur lbed/lbath condo
with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 09/11/12,
Atkins to Budasoff for $143,500.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boat-
ers. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
ESTATE SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 6-7. Furniture, kitchenware, linens,
records, sewing, fishing, tools, too much to men-
tion. 2713 Avenue C., Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
6. 407 28th St., Holmes Beach. King-bed set,
recliners, working motorized chair, buffet, small
dining set, queen bed, 1950s lamp, three-piece
wicker set, L-shaped desk and credenza, sec-
tional sofa, coffee and end tables, floor cleaner,
ladders, freezer, chairs, pictures, plants, linens
and kitchenware. Sale by Julie McClure. www.
appraisals4u.biz and www.estatesales.net.
ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
503 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Modern Florida-
style home. Two queen-size bedroom sets,
queen bed, taupe sofa and matching chair, neu-
tral sofa with two matching chairs and hassocks,
patio chairs, five swivel patio bar chairs, wine
bar chairs, pressure washer, scuba gear, moose
antlers, nice lamps, end tables, autoharp, linens,
records, some tools, air paint sprayer, commercial
floor polisher, golf clubs, large pots, plants, linens
and kitchenware. Sale by Julie McClure. www.
appraisals4u.biz and www.estatesales.net.
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon
Saturday. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
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 looking
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. Very stable! Great
for fishing-stand on the side without tipping,
go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for
anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001
25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor
with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni,
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-
BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trust-
worthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student.
Own transportation. 941-447-9658.
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-
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U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
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KEY CLEANERS & Linen on Longboat Key is now
offering residential cleaning as a new service.
Call 941-383-1222 for more information.
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your home. Loving and reliable, 732-995-4670.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, pet CPR-
certified, references. Karen Robinson, 941-730-
SENIOR ASSISTANT AVAILABLE: Personalized
care. Daily care, household needs, pet assis-
tance, errands, more. Experienced. Melissa,
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.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
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honest and personalized service, call William
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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, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
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estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
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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.
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-
For professional real
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Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
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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.
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RANDY'S PAINT, DRYWALL repairs and other
household needs. Call 941-465-2062.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
3BR/2BA and 3BR/3BA. Condo, 1 BR/1 BA over-
looking golf course. Call 941-794-1515 or www.
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/
CUTE OFFICE FOR rent: 315 58th St., Holmes
BEACHFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL: Adorable
2BR/1BA, three-day minimum, 100 feet from
Gulf. Email: Mememersh@aol.com for details.
WANTED. EFFICIENCY, STUDIO, 1br or sin-
glewide, pet friendly for Feb.1-28, 2013. Diane,
WANTED: 2BR/2BA UNFURNISHED on Anna
Maria Island. Professional non-smoking couple
seeks annual rental. 941-348-7688.
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach.
$700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, avail-
able September through June. Contact Dave,
LOOKING TO RENT beachfront home or side-by-
side condos. Dec. 22-Jan. 5. Must have at least
six bedrooms and heated pool. Some flexibility
on dates. 330-231-1271.
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: 2BR/2BA preferred.
Immediate occupancy, unfurnished. Single retired
military officer, local references. 941-778-5318.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA cottage. Gulffront
location. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for
details. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259.
ROOM FOR RENT: Cable TV, furnished. Holmes
THREE EXECUTIVE OFFICES for rent, utili-
ties included, great location right on Gulf Drive,
perfect for real estate agent, lawyer, small retail
store. Move in with first month rent only. 5386
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-746-8666.
RETAIL STOREFRONTS FOR rent on Cortez
Road only two miles from beach. Approximately
900 sf. Great traffic, visibility, free Internet adver-
tising. Only $900/month and move in with first
month rent only. 7800 Cortez Road, Bradenton.
LOOKING FOR A roommate to share 2B/1 BA fully
furnished. Steps away from beach. $500/month,
all utilities included! First and last month required.
WANTED: ROOM TO rent for January. Senior
woman, can pay $1,000 if suitable. 941-778-
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.
FOR SALE BY owner: 1BR/1BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
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-
ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale.
3BR/2BA 1,818 sf home with garage and well.
Very large (10,800-plus sf) lot. New seawall and
cap. 519 72nd St., Holmes Beach. $499,000.
WE HAVE A home on the Manatee River and
would like to trade or sell for a home on Anna
Maria Island. Call 217-493-6216 for details.
ky-for y our support in making our family
IH No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties!
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1
Longboat Key FL 34228
STEPS TO THE BEACH!
Brand new duplex, 2BR/2BA each
side. Wood floors, granite counter-
tops, private pool each side.
$875,000 for whole property or
$439,000 for each side.
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5604-B Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941-779-0733
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.
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