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100 years.
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AMI Chamber of
Commerce Medium
Business of the Year

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Astheworldterns looks
for a classic. Page 6
Restitution ordered
for Key Royale Club
theft. Page 3

Holmes Beach candi-
date fundraising. HB
election results online
at islander.org after
polls close. Pages 4
Bradenton Beach law-
suit options discussed.
Page 5
Bradenton Beach
dock progress, pier on
hold. Page 8
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Pages 10-11, 13
What to do, where and
when. Page 12
br eetlife
Island police blotter.
Page 14-15
AMI street map.
Pages 16-17

S h@el
Page 20
HB tackles site plan
expirations. Page 21
AM charter change
proposed. Page 22

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Iron 'woman'places
fourth in world chal-
lenge. Page 24
Fishing good in spite
of Sandy's winds.
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Jslad Biz
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VOLUME 21, NO. 1

wins early
page 20

NOV. 7. 2012 FREE

Anna Maria city election

to come after Election Day

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria voters on Nov. 6 had no city
election on the ballot.
The two candidates who qualified for the
two seats up for election on the commission
- incumbent Commissioner Chuck Webb and
newcomer Nancy Yetter were unopposed
and automatically elected.
Mayor Mike Selby declined to seek a
second term and no one sought to fill his seat
- which has resulted in an Anna Maria elec-
tion Nov. 15 at the commission's organiza-
tional meeting.
While there remains two seats to be deter-
mined mayor and commissioner the city
commissioners will vote on behalf of the elec-
According to the city charter, once the
new commissioners are swore, they will elect a

A West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighter
shatters an upstairs window Oct. 29 at 206

commission chair, who becomes the vice mayor
and serves in the absence of the mayor. Without
a duly elected mayor, the chairperson automati-
cally becomes the mayor, which, in turn, creates
a vacancy on the commission.
With the commission now down to four
members, the charter calls for the appointment
by the commission of a qualified candidate from
the electorate to serve the remainder of the term
vacated by the newly elected commission chair-
The commission asked for candidates from
the electorate to apply by noon Oct. 31 at city
hall, and Tom Aposporos, Gene Aubry and Carl
Pearman stepped forward.
Sandy Rich had applied, but as of deadline,
she had sent an email w illiduil i'ng
Of the three, one will be nominated and sec-
onded by a commissioner, and then voted on by


resident spike BR

cell tower feud
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
During public comment at a Nov. 1 Bra-
denton Beach city meeting, city resident Jo
Ann Meilner accused Com-
missioner Ric Gatehouse of
o throwing mud at consultant
SLawrence "Rusty" Monroe of
Center for Municipal Services
over the ongoing cell tower
Ganthnoup issue.

Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo:
Mark Young

Electrical issue

causes Magnolia "en

Avenue fire city, but a handf
in defense of C
By Mark Young entered under a
Islander Photo Meilner sai
West Manatee Fire Rescue was contacted reviewed accord
at 8:17 a.m., Oct. 29, regarding a structure fire "CMS's wo
at 206 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. said Meilner, v
The first of four WMFR fire trucks, as well should understa
as one from Longboat Key Fire Rescue, began violated the ag
arriving on the scene four minutes later. commissioners.
According to WMFR Fire Marshal Meilner the
Jim Davis, the blaze started at the base of a "Ric, you seem
refrigerator "and appears to be electrical in issue you don't
nature." Meilner's

Gatehouse called the
ordinance drafted by Monroe
for the city obstructionist and
financially beneficial to CMS.
He asked the commission to
repeal or amend it.
Monroe has since said he
will no longer work with the
ful of citizens remain outspoken
MS and the agreement the city
former administration.
d the ordinance was written and
ding to city rules.
rk and integrity is unparalleled,"
who noted the commissioners
nd their own ordinances. "You
reement with CMS," she told

n singled out Gatehouse, saying,
to be prone to throw mud at any
depiction of Gatehouse as a

A young helper, one of more than 800 volun-
teers for Feeding Children Everywhere, packs
a box with food Nov. 3 at the Holmes Beach
city field. An estimated 104,000 meals were
packed to help feed less fortunate Manatee
County people, and help fill empty shelves at
the Roser Memorial Community Church and
Manatee County food banks. Islander Photo:
Kristen Campbell




2 0 NOV. 7, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
the commission.

Tom Aposporos
Aposporos was chair of the char-
ter review committee in 2002 and 2007,
and was appointed commissioner in
Aposporos early 2003. His term ended in Novem-
ber 2003.
He is president of the Longboat Key/Lido Key/St.
Armands Circle chamber of commerce, but plans to
resign by December.
He is a licensed real estate agent, operates his own
real estate company and serves as adviser to the Anna
Maria Charter Review Committee.
Aposporos and his family moved to Anna Maria in
1997 and he is a full-time resident of the city.
He also is a former mayor of Poughkeepsie, New
Aposporos wants to maintain the quality of the city's
business and residential district and ensure harmony is
\ 1y life experience has taught me we can accom-
plish most anything if we listen to each other and engage
in non-personal and constructive debate on all issues. I
will have succeeded as a commissioner in a significant
way if I encourage others to become part of our govern-
ment by my example."

Gene Aubry
Gene Aubry is a former commissioner who won his
seat in a September 2010 recall election against then-
Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus. He served the what would
have remained of Stoltzfus' term, 14
Aubry is an architect who gradu-
ated from the University of Houston
in 1959 and has received numerous
awards for his designs.
Aubry He often volunteers his time to
draw renditions of landscaping and
parking plans for the city.
Aubry moved to Anna Maria from Galveston, Texas,
in the early 2000s.

Time line for AM organizational meeting

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Three Anna Maria commissioners and Mayor Mike
Selby will meet Nov. 15 to swear in two commission-
ers, with commissioners voting to fill the mayor's seat,
and then a vacant commission seat.
Newly re-elected Commissioner
Chuck Webb and new Commissioner
Nancy Yetter will be sworn into
But, with no one seeking the
Selby office of mayor, the city charter dic-
tates the procedure to fill the office,
name the commission chair and fill the commission
seat vacancy created when the chair becomes mayor.
This will be Selby's first time chairing a com-
mission meeting, and his final meeting as an elected
The sequence of events at Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, for Nov. 15 is as follows:
6 p.m. Selby gavels meeting to order with
Commissioners SueLynn, John Quam and Dale Wood-
land joining him on the dais.
City clerk Alice Baird administers the oath of
office to newly elected commissioners, incumbent
Chuck Webb and Nancy Yetter.
Webb and Yetter take their seats on the commis-
sion and on the dais.
Selby calls for nominations from among the five

"If I'm appointed as a commissioner, I'll conduct
myself the same way I did before. The commission is
there to serve the pubic and visitors.
"I want everyone who lives here to have a wonderful
city, I'm open to ideas, and always willing to devote my
skills to helping the staff and commission," he said.
He believes in the old Florida atmosphere of Anna
Maria and wants that flavor retained.

Carl Pearman
Carl Pearman is a retired medical doctor from Mis-
souri who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. He

commissioners for the position of commission chair.
Completion of nominations and voting. There
must be a majority of three votes for the commission
chair to be named mayor.
Baird next may swear in the new mayor.
Selby will have completed his term of office,
and the commission chair will assume the duties of
The four remaining commissioners now must
nominate and second someone to be appointed com-
missioner to serve the remainder of the former com-
mission chair's term. The nominees are expected to
make remarks to the commission before the vote. The
appointed commissioner must be approved by a mini-
mum of three of the four commissioners.
Assuming a commissioner is approved, Baird
will swear in the new commissioner. The new commis-
sioner takes a seat on the dais, giving the commission
five members.
If the fifth commissioner is selected, the five-
member board then nominates and elects a commission
chairperson, who also serves as vice mayor. A deputy
commission chair also is elected by commissioners.
If the commission is unable to obtain a majority vote
for a fifth commissioner, it may continue the appoint-
ment process to the next commission meeting.
The meeting will then be adjourned until the next
scheduled commission meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 29.

still does volunteer medical work at the Senior Friendship
Center in Sarasota.
He and wife Irene moved to Anna Maria in 1999.
Dr. Pearman has served on the capi-
S tal improvements advisory committee,
the code enforcement board and the
planning and zoning board.
He says he believes in carefully
i controlled growth and change, and is
Pearman conservative in his view of Anna Maria.
As commissioner, he would maintain
the quiet, residential community of Anna Maria.

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Damages to the two-story duplex are estimated to be
about $100,000.
Davis said firefighters on the lead engine reported
seeing smoke en route to the fire and requested additional
units. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy smoke
pouring from the upstairs rooftop eves.
Firefighters stacked a ladder on the west side of
the house and began pouring water into the blaze while
electrical crews shut off power to the home. Additional
firefighting crews from Engine 111 then made entry on
the east side of the structure.
Firefighters immediately located fire near the first
floor stairway, with flames climbing into the second floor.
With water already being poured into the second floor
window, firefighters established a two-prong attack on
the blaze.
Davis said crews extinguished the first-floor fire, put
out the fire on the stairs and then advanced up the stairs to
help battle the second-floor fire, which also was quickly
put out.
Firefighters commenced mop-up operations, extin-
guishing smoldering embers throughout the structure. No
injuries were reported.

mudslinger did not sit well with the commissioner, but
Mayor John Shaughnessy previously recommended com-
missioners not respond to public comment deemed to be
Gatehouse complied with that request. However, he
spoke to The Islander Nov. 2 to respond to the accusations
levied by Meilner and others.
"I want the citizens to know I am not a mudslinger,"
said Gatehouse. "I never say a n) lli in without thoroughly
researching it and having facts at hand to back up my
Gatehouse said when he first looked at the cell tower
ordinance, a number of issues were identified that could
create problems for the city due to the ordinance restrict-
ing the city's control over the process and fee structure.
"This could result in a third party holding local busi-
nesses for ransom," said Gatehouse, who noted it has

Restitution judgment entered for Connelly

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
A final judgment of restitution of $387,191 has
been entered against ex-Key Royale Club bookkeeper
Holly Connelly.
w She was sentenced July 27 to
three years in state prison and 25
years of probation by 12th Circuit
Court Judge Thomas Krug for schem-
ing to defraud her former employer.
Connelly is serving time in
Connelly Lowell Correctional Institution in
Ocala, and has a release date of May
16, 2015, which may be adjusted for "gain time,"
Florida Department of Corrections protocol to pro-
mote good behavior.
Last month, the assistant state attorney and Con-
nelly's public defender, Jennifer Fury, stipulated to the
$387,191 restitution, and Krug entered the final judg-
ment, adding the legal rate of interest.
Krug previously ordered the attorneys for the state
and Connelly to confer on the restitution number and
come to an agreement, or face a restitution hearing.

"During my investigation of the AMI Radio appli-
cation, I found my fears had already been realized," he
Gatehouse said when AMI submitted its application,
it first appeared city staff could handle it, and Monroe
was contacted as a courtesy.
"But Monroe insisted this application was under his
purview and that he was to be the sole reviewer under
the ordinance," said Gatehouse. "The ambiguity of the
ordinance in this regard left the staff with their hands
Gatehouse said CMS then solicited funds from
AMI Radio to even consider its application, saying that
amounted to extortion.
"CMS sidestepped city involvement and directly
communicated with AMI Radio to solicit substantial fee

The SAO indicated Connelly would be required
to begin making restitution when she is released from
Assistant state attorney Anthony DaFonseca
said club members were consulted on the restitution
The number was a product of conversations with
the KRC president, someone from the club's insur-
ance claims department and the defense, he said,
adding that while the club's insurance paid a large
amount of the club's loss, KRC still had to pay a
Connelly was arrested by the Holmes Beach Police
Department in June 2011 after the department investi-
gated reports from the Key Royale Club about irregu-
larities in the club's finances.
According to HBPD reports, Connelly wrote
some 370 checks to herself from the Key Royale Club
account between June 2008 and April 2011, embez-
zling $10,000 a month.
At the sentencing hearing, Krug estimated Con-
nelly was responsible for $387,000-$487,000 in
improper transactions during her KRC employment.

amounts to be paid by AMI directly to CMS via check
in order for CMS to even look at this application," he
Gatehouse said the amount solicited by CMS just to
look at their application was $1,000.
"This is exactly the kind of situation that I foresaw
happening," he said. "It is inappropriate and outrageous
that a third party should directly solicit funds from local
businesses in order to perform a review that should be
done in-house at city hall in the first place."
Gatehouse said Monroe's prior protests of his com-
ments, as well as Meilner's "glowing recommendations
of CMS," would not deter him from looking out for Bra-
denton Beach businesses.
"As long as I am sitting on this commission, I will
not allow our local businesses and citizens to be subjected
to this kind of outrageous behavior," he said.


Nelson campaign rolls into Anna Maria for rally

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Both U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep.
Connie Mack, R-Fla., who is vying for Nelson's seat,
spent the final days before the election on a sweep of the
Nelson stopped at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring
Ave., Anna Maria, Oct. 30 to address about 50 support-
ers, many of them visiting the island from other states or
representing Democratic clubs in Manatee County.
Nelson has received multiple newspaper endorse-
ments across the state and, as of press time, led Mack in
the polls 49 percent to 44 percent.
Mack told NBC Oct. 30 that the "internal numbers"
told a different tale, and had him winning the election 49
percent to 47 percent.
Voters were to have the final say.
Nelson called his lead a comfortable one during the
Sandbar rally, but acknowledged that no lead should be
considered comfortable until the final vote is cast.
"Go out and get your friends, neighbors and family
and get them to vote," said Nelson. "Explain to them the

Senator visits
Incumbent Democratic U.S.
Sen. Bill Nelson, campaign-
ing to keep his seat for
another term, visits with
supporters Oct. 30 at the
Sandbar Restaurant in Anna
Maria owned by the son
of late Democratic governor
of Florida Lawton Chiles,
Ed Chiles. Islander Photo:
Mark Young

In a
for Nov.
Nov. 2 re
limited t

importance of the direction of the future of this coun-
Nelson spent much of the 30-minute rally praising
President Barack Obama for his decision to suspend his
campaign to address the emergency in the northeast fol-
lowing the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.
"His head of FEMA is a Floridian, so he is quite
accustomed to handling hurricanes," he said. "Hurricanes
are part of our lifestyle."
Nelson told supporters that this year's political cycle
was one of the most polarizing he had ever seen.
"We have quite a choice," he said. "I have never seen
a polarized political situation as it is now. It is excessively
partisan, ideologically rigid and I have even seen good
conservative senators get beat by tea party candidates."
Nelson called tea party supporters extremists.
"These folks are out on the extreme, and that is in
fact a lot of the choice" in this election, he said. "It's the
same in my race, as well. In almost every issue there is
a clear distinction on how my opponent has voted and
how I have voted."
Nelson called the campaign negative and blamed

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HB candidates wrap up fundraising

By Kathy Prucnell lengers Judy Holmes Titsworth and Marvin Grossman
Islander Reporter reported total campaign contributions and expenses as
tally of Holmes Beach campaign contributions follows:
6, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger was the city's top Bohnenberger reported $9,520 in contributions and
er with $9,520 collected. $6,861 spent.
local candidates have filed periodic campaign Those contributing $500 to Bohnenberger's cam-
* election reports since June, including the final paign since Sept. 29 include Brian K. Wien ofAllentown,
port for the campaign period Oct. 13-Nov. 1, as N.J., and Beach to Bay and Florida Gulf Coast Vacation
by state financing laws. Homes of Holmes Beach.
D, in accordance with state law, campaigns are Monti reported $3,705 in contributions to date and
o taking in $500 or less from each business or $3,407 in expenditures.
al contributor in an election. Monetti reported $8,120 in total fundraising and
of Nov. 1, Bohnenberger, mayoral challenger $6,905 in expenditures. Those contributing $500 since
Monti, incumbent commissioners Sandy Haas- Sept. 29 include Beach to Bay Construction LLC and
and John Monetti as well as commissioner chal- Acquire Direct of Tampa.
Haas-Martens reported $8,975 in contributions
and $7,251 spent. Those contributing $500 since Sept.
29 include Beach to Bay Construction LLC of Holmes
Beach, Acquire Direct of Tampa and Brian K. Wien of
Allentown, N.J.
Grossman reported a total of $3,642 in contribu-
tions and $3,016 in expenditures.
Titsworth reported $7,785 to date, and $7,275 in
Titsworth, Grossman and Monti had no $500 con-

political action committees that run campaign ads with-
out a candidate's knowledge or support.
"There has been $22 million of attack ads against me
from these outside, shadowy groups that you don't know
where they are coming from," he said.
Nelson said he felt the political tide was shifting into
Democratic favor, after a rise in support for Republican
nominee Mitt Romney, following what many analysts
called a clear victory for Romney in the first presidential
"The American people and Floridians are smart," he
said. "That's why I feel the momentum we have is going
Nelson said common sense and the ability to respect
another person's point of view while working together
must return to Washington, D.C.
"It's important to find something good in every person
instead of running the other fella down," he said.
Nelson said his record of helping Florida and the
Gulf Coast speaks for itself, and his goal is to keep the
state on the right track.
"Florida is real," he said. "It's unique and we have
to keep it that way."

Mtin gs

Anna Maria City
Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., education, environment
enhancement committee.
Nov. 15, 6 p.m., city commission organization.
Nov. 29, 6 p.m. city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 15, noon, city pier team.
Nov. 15, 1 p.m., city commission.
Nov. 21, 1 p.m., community redevelopment
Nov. 21, 1:30 a.m., capital improvement projects.
Nov. 21, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 7, 5 p.m., parks and beautification commit-
Nov. 15, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
Nov. 19, 9 a.m., city commission organization.
Nov. 27, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-708-
5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
Nov. 13, 9 a.m., county commission.
Nov. 27, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
Nov. 15, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
Election Day results expected Nov. 6-7.
The Islander Veterans Day Salute is Nov. 9.
Government offices will be closed to observe Vet-
erans Day, Nov. 11, and Thanksgiving, Nov. 22-23.
Send notices to news@islander.org.

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BB commissioners to hear options on parking lot lawsuit

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry said at a
Nov. 1 commission meeting that she would like to discuss
the direction commissioners can take on an arbitration
offer to settle a lawsuit.
The suit seeks to halt the city from taking part in a
development agreement with ELRA Inc., the corporate
entity for Ed Chiles' BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf
Drive N.
Jo Ann Meilner, one of three plaintiffs in the lawsuit
seeking to stop a dune/parking lot project across from city
hall and next to the restaurant, made the offer at an Oct.
4 city meeting.
Meilner said she was making the offer to avoid fur-
ther expense to the taxpayers.
S. Meilner and co-plaintiff Bill
Shearon were both members of the
Planning and zoning board when the
joint development agreement came
L before them. P&Z recommended the
city reject the agreement in April based
Meilner on the project violating the land-devel-
opment code, comprehensive plan and
city charter.
Tjet Martin, Shearon's partner at
the Linger Longer Resort, in Bradenton
Beach, is the third plaintiff.
The city approved the project in
li .....,, May during a contentious meeting,
which resulted in the resignation of
Meilner, Shearon and two other P&Z members.
After the lawsuit was filed, the city hired an outside
attorney to litigate the case, but Meilner's offer could
avoid a costly courtroom battle. However, the city has
not yet discussed any direction on the arbitration offer.
Perry was awaiting clarification on what the plaintiffs'
attorney, Ralf Brooks, wanted to accomplish through the
offer, and whether he was offering arbitration or media-
tion. Perry said there is a difference and she wants the
opportunity to explain the city's options.

Perry said she is willing to do so in a public meeting
to avoid a costly shade meeting, but will act at the discre-
tion of the commission.
"We are looking to resolve anything at any given
time and are open to options," said Perry. "We would like
to evaluate whether this is an option that is financially
beneficial to the city."
Perry said she would explain the differences between
mediation and arbitration, "or whether or not we will
continue to litigate."
Mayor John Shaughnessy said he wants to avoid an
expensive shade meeting and favors an open meeting, if
the discussion was only informational and not related to
the legalities of the case.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse initially disagreed.
"I would feel more comfortable discussing our
options in a shade meeting because
maybe part of the conversation doesn't
need to be made public at this time," he
i said. "We are still engaged in litigation
Until we decide otherwise."
Commissioner Gay Breuler sug-
Gatehouse gested Gatehouse meet with Perry pri-
vately to discuss his concerns on legali-
ties and to hold the informational meet-
2 ing in public. Shaughnessy agreed.
"I don't believe we will discuss the
case," Shaughnessy said. "We'll discuss
which way to go and look for guidance.
iln,,goli, .. \ Nothing about the case will be brought
In other business, Perry said city clerk Nora Idso had
been serving both as a department head for the clerk's
office and planning department for five years.
Perry said Idso assumed the planning department
responsibilities following the resignation of the former
department head.
Perry asked commissioners if it was their intention
to commit Idso to another five years in her dual role or
whether the commission would prefer to look elsewhere.
She would need a nomination from the dais if it the com-

mission intended to keep Idso serving in both roles.
Shaughnessy made the nomination for Idso to remain
in her dual capacity and Commissioner Jan Vosburgh
seconded it. Idso's nomination was confirmed 4-0 with
Vice Mayor Ed Straight absent with excuse.
Perry also volunteered her services to meet with city
employees to begin an evaluation process to provide writ-
ten job descriptions for each employee.
"I'm stepping into a role at no cost to you," said
Perry. "I would like the commission to authorize my
office to coordinate with the city department heads and
identify job descriptions, employee needs, future needs
and get a pulse of what's going on in each department."
Perry said she has heard questions from the public
about what departments and employees do for the city.
"I just want to help in any way I can," she said.
Breuler asked if the process would lead to restructur-
ing of any departments.
"This will let you know what's going on in your
departments to determine if there is a need for restruc-
ture," said Perry.
Gatehouse said it was an excellent idea to get a better
handle on costs and to make sure everyone is performing
his or her functions. Commissioners provided a consen-
sus for Perry to begin the process.
Perry also was authorized to send out a request for
proposal to hire an alternate special master for code hear-
Perry said the city's current special master lives in
Orlando and other obligations sometimes make it difficult
for him to come to Bradenton Beach.
"Municipalities often have multiple special masters,"
said Perry. "We have one that is pretty far removed from
our city so issues with availability arise, which is why
we discussed having a backup."
Perry set a Nov. 16 deadline to receive bids from the
RFP, "because we don't have any meetings in December,
so the deadline falls in line with getting t \ h. iil ii done
before then."
Breuler motioned to approve the RFP with Vosburgh
seconding. The motion passed 4-0.





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Time flies
My first computer was a Classic. Really, a MacIn-
tosh Classic, 1990 design with an all-in-one black-and-
white 9-inch screen Oon top, a floppy disk drive slot in
the middle and vents and the hard drive on the bottom.
It was, in a stretch of the imagination, a "happy face."
It made me smile. Occasionally, the Talking Moose
appeared and spoke, and most memorable of his irrever-
ent phrases: Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a
The Classic was chosen by New York's Museum of
Modern Art to represent the Macintosh revolution and
its physical form, although it's somewhat of a doorstop
at the newspaper office. A forgotten icon.
But it was from the Classic and humble begin-
nings The Islander was born. It was about a year
before the startup that the computer had freed up time
for my advertising business, and I sought out a small
storefront to develop work "over the counter."
Business boomed. I was busy doing advertising and
marketing for Beach Bistro, Harry's Continental Kitch-
ens, Cannons Marina, Eurotech Custom Cabinetry, the
Ringling Museum, Island Real Estate and more.
In November 1992, an invitation arrived to attend a
launch party for a new Sarasota-based publication and,
knowing the Island newspaper was merging into this
new entity, I attended.
Imagine my surprise to see the new tabloid the
Orlando version of the November issue distributed at
the event with a cover story on adultery and a feature
photo of the Clintons a week before the election.
I gulped and looked at my friends and said, "I think
Anna Maria Island won't like this."
So some friends met at the tiny MacBonner office
and divvied up businesses on Anna Maria Island based
on the people we knew. I typed a rate card and they
hit the streets. A week later, we were in production for
the first edition of the Islander/Bystander, so named to
avoid copyright infringement on the former, defunct
Islander newspaper.
One-thousand two-hundred forty issues later, here
we are, starting our 21st year.
Humble beginnings? Yes. When I saw someone
reading the paper at Duffy's Tavern, I knew it was seri-
ous. The first time I saw an Anna Maria Elementary
School student in a restaurant showing his mom pic-
tures in the paper taken at school, I knew we had a
great responsibility. And the first time the newspaper
sponsored a youth baseball team, I was quite proud.
I was determined to build the newspaper on the
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ing community organizations, the elementary school,
churches and city government and, most of all, the
people we found so interesting to write about.
I sought help from those staff who were disheart-
ened by the changes made by the prior newspaper, and
some of the folks who had worked for the old Islander
- writers, cartoonist and others. A former editor vol-
unteered to proof read. Everything came together. A
couple of upstart competitors fell by the wayside.
I also was determined to keep it hyperlocal. If it's
not about AMI or someone from AMI, well, it's not
news in The Islander.
And the newspaper found friends among some of
the Island old-timers, including Pat Geyer, who entrusted
us with advertising early on, as well as former Holmes
Beach police chief Snooks Adams, John Holmes Jr.,
Blue Fulford, Gertrude Blassingame, Helen White and
many more.
Looking back now on 20 years, it has been nothing
short of challenging and greatly rewarding. I always
felt we were like the little engine that could ... working
every week to be the best news onAMI, to live up to our
slogan on the masthead. To give back to the community.
To do our best. I still do.
I like to think that many Macs, many miles and
many stories later, The Islander has become a clas-
sic. Maybe even iconic thanks to all the great staff
and contributors, and to all of you for reading The
Bonner Joy

A very important event takes place this week on the
island and no, I'm not referring to Election Day.
I'm talking about the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce annual board installation banquet, which
includes the presentation of the Chamber Business of
the Year and the Rotary Club Business of the Year
I'll be playing at the event.
As you probably know, the chamber sponsors vari-

ous events, provides networking and educational oppor-
tunities for its members and raises money to award col-
lege scholarships every year. In fact, the involvement of
this chamber in the community is the reason it's so ben-
eficial and influential. And we have the tireless efforts of
Mary Ann Brockman, Deb Wing, Terri Kinder, count-
less volunteers and the dedicated board of directors to
I personally credit the island chamber as the
single bi,_'',i. I resource in getting my business started
and thriving. I joined to participate in the chamber
wedding festival at the behest ofAcqua Aveda owner
Amy Welch. I've since met almost all of my business
acquaintances through the chamber, including Toni
Lyon and Bonner Joy at The Islander newspaper, who
embraced my efforts to succeed and encouraged me
to expand my reach in the community through vol-
As my business expands on the island and beyond,
I continue to use the chamber to stay connected to the
island's robust business community.
All of the businesses large or small -on the
island are operated by passionate hardworking individu-
als and, speaking from experience, the chamber board
members are most discerning as they carry out what
must be one of their most difficult responsibilities -
choosing the finalists and winners of the three business
awards that were to be named this week.
As the 2011-12 small business winner, along with
Galati Yacht and The Islander, winners respectively of
the large and medium business award, I was humbled
and encouraged by the recognition from my fellow
Having gone through the process, I encourage the
nominees to mention they are finalists in their future
marketing and advertising.
Congratulations to this year's winners to be
announced and the new board of directors. You and
all of the island businesses are the reason our island
economy thrives.
Mike Sales, AMI and Sarasota

Schoolhouse celebrates 100th year Nov. 10

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Family fun is what the Nov. 10 Cortez Rural
Graded Schoolhouse centennial celebration is all
about, according to Florida Maritime Museum direc-
tor Karen Riley-Love.
"It is a one-day event, free to the public and to
celebrate 100 years of the building and its impact on
the community," said Riley-Love. "We will be having
an old-fashioned, family-fun event complete with
music, food and craft vendors, and reading, writing,
'rithmatic and recess stations."
The building has undergone a few transitions over
the past century, but spent 49 years as a community
schoolhouse. It now houses the museum, a fitting
tribute to a building that has educated generations of
Cortez residents, as well as sheltered them during an
early 20th century hurricane.
With more than half of its life being dedicated to
education, Riley-Love said much of the celebration's
emphasis will focus on that part of its history, with
former students providing written and oral histories
of their experience at the school.
John McDonald started attending the Cortez Rural
Graded Schoolhouse in 1939, but was already playing
on school grounds the year before, much to the dismay
of his future principal.
"I was living directly across the road from the
schoolhouse, so before any of us started school, my
friends and I used to go over and play on the swings
and teeter-totters when no one was around," said
McDonald, who noted he also would meet up with
his friends during their recess periods.
He recalls his principal at the time, J. Hartley
Blackburn, as being someone who could "strike fear
the hearts of many little kids ... he'd come out and
chase me off the school lawn."
McDonald said one day he "armed" himself with
a garden rake and chased Blackburn around.
"Needless to say, I started school the next year on

pretty shaky ground," he said.
McDonald's story is one of many to enjoy during
the celebration. Riley-Love said the "recess station"
will include hula-hoops and games, and Tyler's Ice
Cream will hold an ice cream-eating contest.
Food vendors include Village Idiot Pizza, Tyler's
Ice Cream and Cortez smoked mullet. The media
sponsor for the celebration is The Islander.
Riley-Love said former students will be awarded
a commemorative pin and a one-day commemorative
postal cancellation stamp has been prepared for the
event. She said kids can write a letter at a writing sta-
tion and use the special stamp.
The Florida Maritime Museum grounds, 4415
119th St. W., Cortez is the host of the celebration,
which runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

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Headlines from the Nov. 6, 2002,
issue of The Islander
Island residents and members of the Manatee
High School football team, Mark Rudacille and Josh
Sato, were chosen as escorts for the queen's court at the
Nov. 1 homecoming game against Lakewood Ranch.
Sato escorted homecoming queen Jamie Myette during
halftime ceremonies.
Anna Maria city attorney Jim Dye said any cer-
tificates of occupancy issued by former building official
George McKay were valid as long as an architectural
engineer signed the certificates. McKay issued the cer-
tificates for about a year under the assumption he had a
temporary building official's certificate from the Florida
Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
The DBPR, however, had not approved McKay's appli-
cation, but McKay said he never received the DBPR
rejection letter.
The mayors of the three island cities continued
discussing consolidating building departments and
agreed with an estimate by Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore that it would cost about $332,000 to support
the effort. But the mayors of Anna Maria and Bradenton
Beach said the cost should be proportional among the
cities, not equal, as Whitmore suggested.

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BB dingy dock opens, pier construction on hold

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Good and not so good news came out of the Nov. 1
Bradenton Beach city pier meeting at city hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N.
Public works director Tom Woodard announced
that work was finished on the dingy dock across from
the BridgeTender Inn and Dockside Bar. That dock was
destroyed during June's Tropical Storm Debby.
Federal Emergency Management Agency funds paid
for the dingy dock work and Woodard said the city awaits
one final signature from FEMA to begin work on the float-
ing dock adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier.
The floating dock was closed weeks before Debby
due to a design flaw in the hinges that over time caused
the sections to separate. Debby's fury ensured the dock
remained closed.
Duncan Seawall completed the dingy dock work and
is also assigned to repair the floating dock.
"We are waiting on one signature to approve the
money for the floating dock from FEMA," said Woodard.
"Duncan is good to go as soon as we get the go ahead."
Building official Steve Gilbert said FEMA is waiting
on confirmation of whether the city needs any permits from
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
"One of the FEMA requirements is to have confirma-
tion whether we needed a permit from DEP, which we do
not," said Gilbert. "That letter was sent off (Oct. 31)."
The completion of the dingy dock and the anticipated
repair work to the floating dock to begin soon was the
good news.
Further delays to begin the reconstruction project to
the Historic Bridge Street Pier were met with less enthu-


Workers from Duncan Seawall put the final touches on
the dingy dock across from the BridgeTender Inn and
Dockside Bar in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo:
Mark Young

ZNS Engineering was the only engineering company
to respond to last month's request for proposal following
stalled negotiations with Sago & Sago Engineering.
Insurance concerns stalled the original negotiations
and the city moved forward to search for a new engineer
to head the project. Gilbert said the bid from ZNS for all
services except the actual construction is $33,000.
"That's double what Sago gave us, but ZNS does
have all the things that will make us happy, and some
of the things in the proposal have already been done or
doesn't need to be done," said Gilbert.
He said the $33,000 is a standard contract proposal


from ZNS, but the actual price would be somewhat lower
when taking into consideration that some of the work
listed will not have to be done for a project that is essen-
tially pulling pilings out and putting new pilings into
existing holes.
"When they prepare a proposal, it's standard to cover
all eventualities for a brand new project, which this one is
not," said Gilbert. "I already know from our own records
that some of those tasks listed in the proposal are not
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh asked if Sago & Sago
had submitted a similar scope of work, and Gilbert said
the proposals are very different from one another.
"Sago's was much less detailed," he said.
Gilbert recommended commissioners consider cap-
ping the price at $30,000 rather than amending the con-
tract, with the understanding that the final price would
likely be substantially less.
"I'd like to see something more definitive before it
comes to commission," said Gatehouse. \ ly experience
is that if there is $30,000 available, they will spend what
they can."
Mayor John Shaughnessy has been pushing for the
project to get underway before tourist season begins and
made his push one more time.
"We can cut where we can cut," he said. "I hate to say
this, but we are sort of over a barrel here because we only
had one bidder. We need to get this pier done, period."
"We can meet with them and then come back to you
with a figure we are all comfortable with," said Gilbert.
Commissioner Gay Breuler asked if the negotiations
would hinder the estimated timetable to have the project
done before tourist season.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said it
would depend on the negotiations, but expressed confi-
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Doll, left, and Nancy Maloney examine items donated
to the Offstage Ladies Silent Auction Luncheon to be
held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Islander Courtesy Photo

Lunch, auction for players
The public is invited to the Island Players Off Stage
Ladies Wicked Wizard of Oz Silent Auction Luncheon
at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The cost is $15, and includes lunch with beverage,
dessert, tax and gratuity.
The Island Players support organization will hold
a silent auction for more than $3,300 in donated items,
including theater tickets, Anna Maria Island Concert
Chorus & Orchestra tickets and gift certificates to res-
taurants, resorts, spas and salons.
There will be prizes for courage, brains and heart,
best decorated witch hats and more.
For reservations and information, call Nancy
Ambrose at 941-799-2181.

Abstract artist opens
Pine Avenue gallery
The Bob Brown Art Gallery will celebrate its open-
ing on Anna Maria's Pine Avenue 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov.
16, with a ribbon-cutting, desserts and sangria.
Brown will introduce his new abstract work at the
new studio in the Anna Maria Historic Green Village, 507
Pine Ave.
His work has been featured at other Anna Maria loca-
tions, including the Sandbar Restaurant, Pink & Navy
Boutique and the Studio at Gulf and Pine, where Brown
conducted two interactive shows, "Have You Tried
Abstract?" and "Appreciating Abstract."
He was selected to exhibit in last spring's Fine Art
Society of Sarasota's Creators and Collectors show, based
at the Ringling College of Art and Design.
At the gallery opening, author, architect and former
Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubry will sign copies
of his new book, "Born On The Island: The Galveston
We Remember," and entertainment will be provided by
guitarist Trevor Bystrom.
Village shop owners Cindy Tutterow of Home-
town Desserts and Rhonda Grote of Relish Cafe will
provide refreshments and AMI Outfitters will provide
Pine Avenue stores and boutiques, from Gulf Drive
to Artspace Anna Maria at the bayfront, will be open late
Nov. 16 as part of the third Friday monthly open house
- the Pine Avenue Porch Party.

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AMICCO opens season
The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra
will open its 20th anniversary season at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 11, at CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The concert will feature 16-year-old Natasha Snyder,
winner ofAMICCO's youth competition earlier this year.
She is an assistant concertmaster for the Tampa Metro-
politan Youth Orchestra, was born in Brazil and began
studying violin at age 4. She has spent the past five years
under the instruction of Lena Cambis, director of the
Sarasota Music Academy.
Natasha and AMICCO will perform "Saints-Saens
Violin Concerto #3, First Movement."
She was 13 in 2009 when she won the Edward and
Ida Wilk of Young Artist Concerto Competition and was
accompanied by the Sarasota Orchestra in her debut at the
Neel Performing Arts Center of Bradenton. As a repeat
winner in 2011, she was a guest soloist.
The youth competition is co-sponsored each year in
January by the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island, and
the winner performs with the AMICCO.
For more information, call publicist Nancy Ambrose
at 941-799-2181.
For tickets, call to 941-778-8585 or go online at

Thieves return to market
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host a Thieves
Market and Bake Sale Saturday, Nov. 10, at Coquina
Beach in Bradenton Beach.
The first of the flea market season is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at
the south end of Anna Maria Island.
Vendors will offer baked goods, produce, housewares,
tools, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, toys and more.
Near the Privateers' parade ship, volunteers will grill
burgers and hot dogs and also sell Big John's Famous
Proceeds from the food sales will go to the Priva-
teers' fundraising efforts to benefit area children and com-
The nonprofit group awards college scholarships to
local high school students and contributes to other com-
munity events.
The season of Thieves Markets includes: Jan. 19,
Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13.
Vendor booths are available for $25.
For more information, call Mary \\,I dl ,. k" Zuch-
niewicz, 941-722-3212 or go online to www.amipriva-

Artists join IGW co-op
Artists Lois Harper and Don Pulver are new to Island
Gallery West, a Holmes Beach co-operative art gallery
of 28 local artists.
A watercolor and oil artist, Harper creates bold cal-
ligraphic images. She holds a master's degree in art and
art education from Eastern Michigan University.
Pulver paints colorful acrylic landscapes and scenes
and is a former advertising art director.
The public is invited to stop by the gallery 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday through Saturday, at 5368 Gulf Drive, to
view the new IGW members' exhibits.
For more information, call 941-778-6648 or go
online at www.islandgallerywest.com.

Young Solo winner
entertains Rotary
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is flanked by Judy Rup, left, Jim
Stoltie and Lynn Zemmer follow-
ing the Oct. 30 Rotary Club of
Anna Maria Island meeting, where
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/ Young Solo Competition winner,
performed. Rotary and Anna
Maria Island Concert Chorus and
Orchestra co-sponsor the annual
competition. Rup is Rotary past
president, Soltiew is president of
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Wednesday, Nov. 7
6 p.m., Bonnie's Day, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Friday, Nov. 9
8:30 a.m., The Islander Veterans Day Salute outdoors at Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Coffee, breakfast rolls,
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 presentation of colors, speeches,
rifle salute, taps. Information: 941-778-7978.
2-8 p.m., artsHOP Gallery Walk, Information: 941-243-3818.
2-5 p.m., Deanna Atkinson and Rolando Rodriguez Art Demonstra-
tions, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
5-8 p.m., Howie Banfield and Scot Blum live music, Anna Maria
Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
*5-8 p.m., artist reception for Jim Ross, "Through the Looking Glass,"
Anna Maria Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
8 p.m., "The Mousetrap," Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

Saturday, Nov. 10
8 a.m.-3 p.m., Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, includ-
ing bake sale, barbecue, flea market, Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-722-3212.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 100th birthday of Cortez School House, Florida
Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.
8 p.m., "The Mousetrap," Island Players Theater, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.
*5:30-7:30 p.m., artsHOP SilentAuction, The Studio at Gulf and Pine,
10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3818.
2-4 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers book signing, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft
Fair, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street at Flotilla Drive.
8 p.m., "The Mousetrap," Island Players Theater, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

Sunday, Nov. 11
10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft
Fair, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street at Flotilla Drive.
11:30 a.m., Veterans Day celebration at Bridge Street Market, Bridge
Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-8104.
2 p.m., Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra, Popular
Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.
7 p.m., artsHOP Drum Circle, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Manatee

Ave., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-243-3818.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
6:30-8 p.m., Healthy Green Smoothie Demonstration, Vitamin Seas
Health Food Store, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
779-5015. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 8
5-7 p.m., Jake Castro Band, Music in the Park, Realize Bradenton,
Riverfront Pavilion and Mosaic Amphitheater, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Information: 941-840-0013.

Saturday, Nov. 10
Noon-10 p.m., Art Slam Festival, Riverwalk Park, 808 Third Ave.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-601-0708.
*9 a.m.-4 p.m. Discover the Island, Egmont Key Alliance, two-day
event showcasing Egmont Key. Tickets and ferry from Fort DeSoto Park,
Pinellas County Food, refreshments, kids activities, tours, presentations,
souvenir sales, silent auction. Fee. Information: www.egmontkey.info.

Sunday, Nov. 11
*9 a.m.-4 p.m. -Discoverthe Island, Egmont KeyAlliance, showcas-
ing Egmont Key. Tickets and ferry from Fort DeSoto Park, Pinellas County.
Food, refreshments, kids activities, tours, presentations, souvenir sales,
silent auction. Fee applies. Information: www.egmontkey.info.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
6:30-8:30 p.m., Nautical Knots seminar, Anna Maria Island Sail and
Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:

Nov. 15-Jan. 6 "Waist Watchers: The Musical," byAlan Jacobsen,
the Professional Learning and Theatrical Organization, Ramada Sarasota,
7150 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-363-1727.
Through Nov. 12, "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, Florida
State University/Asolo Conservatory, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee
applies. Information: 941-351-9010, Ext. 2310.
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club, Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Infor-
mation: 941-779-0564.
First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon Open
House, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave.
E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. Anna Maria duplicate bridge group, The Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-3390.
Third Saturdays through May, 9-11 a.m., Jr. Audubon, Manatee
Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto.
Information: 941-729-2227.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information:

Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits atAnna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit Roser
Food Pantry atAnna Maria Pine Avenue stores and boutiques. Information:
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.

Coming up
Nov. 14, Wine tasting to benefit Sarasota Bay Watch, Harry's Conti-
nental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-383-0777.
Nov. 14, Anna Maria Garden Club Plant Sale, Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-567-5530.
Nov. 14, Off Stage Ladies Wicked Wizard of Oz Silent Auction and
luncheon, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.
Nov. 14, Bradenton Opera Guild, Sarasota Opera Apprentice and
Studio Artists meeting, IMG Academies Country Club at El Conquistador,
4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4438.
Nov. 16, Bob Brown Art Gallery grand opening, 507 Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-993-3356.
Nov. 16-17, "Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!" Manatee Players,
Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-748-5875.
Nov. 17, Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party, Longboat Key Kiwanis
Club, Longboat Key Club and Resort, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key Fee applies. Information: 941-366-3468.
Nov. 17, Holiday Bazaar, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2370.
Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sarasota Bay
Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.
Nov. 17, "An Evening of Opera in the Middle of the Afternoon,"
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1638.

Save the Date
Dec. 4-Jan. 4, Signature Show, Juried Aqueous Exhibition, Florida
Suncoast Watercolor Society, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-966-1397.
Dec. 13, Artists Reception, Juried Aqueous exhibition, Florida Sun-
coast Watercolor Society, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-966-1397.
Send calendar announcements to news@islanderorg. Please include
the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact
via e-mail and phone.





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Authors and Egmont Key Alliance members Donald
and Carol Thompson hope to spread the word about the
beauty and history of the island with "Egmont Key: A
The book chronicles the key's role as a sentinel and
outpost in the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, the Spanish-
American War and World Wars I and II.
Published in August, the book's release coincides
with the Alliance's 15th annual Discover the Island 9
a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11. The
Thompsons will be at the event to sell and sign their
Discover the Island will feature the 154-year-old
light house, nature walks and military bunkers, including
historical re-enactors, games, crafts and a silent auction.
It is a fundraiser for the Alliance, a nonprofit that creates
awareness and works to maintain the natural features of
the island.

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Other exhibitors include the Bay Area Reef Runner
Dive Club with the U.S.S. Narcissus, St. Pete's Shell
Club, St. Pete Audubon Society, Suncoast Sea Turtles,
Tampa Rough Riders. On Sunday, there also will be art-
ists Richard Jansen Lyle Polyack.
The public is invited to ferry from Fort De Soto Park,
3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, to Egmont 9 a.m.
and 2 p.m. The last ferry from Egmont Key returns at 4
Day passes, including the ferry, are $18 for adults
and $5 for children ages 6-11.
While refreshments will be sold as part of the event,
there is no concession on the key, and guests are encour-
aged to bring water, sunscreen and other necessities.

Vitamin Seas hosts
smoothie demo
There's an easy and delicious way to make healthy
green smoothies.
Vitamin Seas Health Food Store will host a free
demonstration 6:30-8 p.m. on healthy smoothies Wednes-
day, Nov. 14, at the store, 3228 East Bay Drive, Holmes
Health and wellness coach Alec Grae will instruct
on how to get more fruits and veggies in your diet and
improve your health.
For reservations and information, call 941-779-

Garden club hosts plant
sale, meets at Roser
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold a plant sale
9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Annuals, perennials, Florida natives, shrubs, cuttings
and small trees will be offered. Also, several master gar-
deners will offer consultations at the sale.
The club will hold a noon meeting after the sale.
For information, call 941-567-5530.


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10-5 Saturday Nov 10
10-4 Sunday Nov 11
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5801 Marina Drive
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Art Food
s Plants Crafts
Benefits the Jewelry Clothing
Anna Maria Island Photography & More
Butterfly Park r

Contact: 352.344.0657 or
941.518.4431 www.tnteventsinc.com

The Islander
join in saluting our military veterans of all wars this
November I and every day. Thank you for serving
America with honor, courage and commitment.

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Wine tasting to raise
bay awareness
To raise awareness and funding for the nonprofit
Sarasota Bay Watch, a wine tasting will be held 4:30-
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Harry's Continental
Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key.
Sarasota Bay Watch is an organization dedicated to
preserving and restoring Sarasota Bay's ecosystem. Its
activities include scallop counts, beach cleanup, shore-
line restoration, monitoring of marine life and habitats
and instruction in environmentally friendly fishing.
The cost for the tasting is $20 and includes a variety
of wines and hors d'oeuvres, a wineglass and a $5 Harry's
gift certificate.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Sarasota Bay
For more information, call 941-383-0777.

Jake Castro Band to rock
downtown Bradenton
The Jake Castro Band and its 11-year-old guitarist
namesake will be featured 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8,
at the Mosaic Amphitheater at Bradenton's new down-
town Riverwalk park.
Castro began playing guitar six years ago and con-
certs while a student at Anna Maria Elementary School.
He will soon appear on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
The band plays classic rock 'n' roll, blues and Latin
music from the 1950s, '60s and '70s.
The concert is one of a series of Thursday evening
performances through Nov. 15 presented by the nonprofit
Realize Bradenton to promote arts, culture, sports and
heritage and celebrate Riverwalk.
The park on the Manatee River recently underwent
a $6.2-million renovation to include a skateboard park,
fishing pier, volleyball courts, splash fountain, interactive
public art, pavilions and kayak launch.
The pavilion and amphitheater are located at 452
Third Ave. W.
For more information, call 941-681-0708 or go
online at www.realizebradenton.com.


14 0 NOV. 7, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER

BB woman arrested for
aggravated battery
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 32-year-old Bradenton Beach woman faces a
felony aggravated battery charge after allegedly break-
ing a glass of beer on another woman's face.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Kindell
Carett, 201 Bay Drive N., became engaged in a verbal
argument Oct. 31 with another woman
at the Sports Bar, 118 Bridge St., Bra-
denton Beach.
A Bradenton Beach Police Depart-
ment officer responded to a call of a
fight at the bar, but arrived after Carett
Carnett left the scene. The victim was treated by
EMS at the scene for a cut on her face.
Witnesses identified Carnett as the person respon-
sible and she was arrested at her residence.
At least one witness pointed to Carett as the aggres-
sor. According to the report, the two women were argu-
ing, which elevated into a pushing match. Carett then
allegedly smashed a glass of beer into the victim's face,
causing a "deep flesh" wound.
Carnett was arrested and booked into the Manatee
County jail on $1,500 bond. According to court records,
she posted bond the same day and was released.

Cortez man charged
with felony theft
A 55-year-old Cortez man was arrested Nov. 1 at
5640 14th St. W., Bradenton.
Robert Lippert, 4412 123rd St. W., was charged with
petit theft, but he has multiple prior offenses making the
charge a felony.
| He was booked into the Manatee
County jail and placed on hold due to
S several contempt of court charges and a
S long list of prior offenses.
According to court records, Lip-
pert's trouble with the law dates back
Lippert to 1990 with several arrests for burglary,
DUI, drug possession, grand theft auto
and resisting arrest with and without violence.
He was scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Friday,
Nov. 30, at the Manatee Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
To report information on a felony crime, call Mana-
tee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. To report
information on an island crime, call the Manatee County
Si, ,rf's Office Anna Maria substation, 941-708-8899;
Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; Holmes Beach
police, 941-708-5807.

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
A 20-year-old Bradenton man, convicted of stealing
cars, burglarizing homes and vehicles and leading law
enforcement on an early morning chase
in Cortez last year, was sentenced to five
.on ow years in state prison with five years pro-
Charles H. Leonard was sentenced
to the Florida Department of Correc-
Leonard tions and credited for 491 days served
on Sept. 5 by 12th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Janette Dunnigan. He currently is at the Central


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Oct. 29, 204 Palmetto Ave., burglary. Unknown suspects
cut the lock on the outside cooler at Slim's Place, making off
with 10 cases of beer and two kegs.
Oct. 17, address unlisted, child sexual abuse investiga-
tion. A representative of the Florida Abuse Hotline contacted
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office to report a possible sexual
assault of a minor in Anna Maria. According to the report, the
tip contained few details. The incident is being investigated.
Oct. 23, 300 block of Crescent Drive, theft. A male
juvenile entered the bedroom of a female juvenile through her
window. Sometime later, two friends of the male visitor tapped
on the window and climbed through. The two friends were
asked to leave moments later by the female. Before they left,
the two males asked their friend if they wanted to "go into
town" to do a drug deal, and he agreed. The three males exited
the bedroom window and the female left her bedroom. At some
point, one of the visitors apparently stole an iPad. The victim
assumed it was her friend and assumed it would be returned
the next day, but he denied having it. He also denied knowing
if one of the other males was in possession of the iPad.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Oct. 31, 500 block of North Shore Drive, battery. A
41-year-old Anna Maria man was arrested on a misdemeanor
battery charge following an argument with his girlfriend.
According to the report, the couple was arguing when the man
grabbed the victim's cellphone from her hand. The argument
subsided until the couple arrived at the victim's home. They
again began to argue, at which time the victim said her boy-
friend hit her. She tried to lock herself into his vehicle, but he
had the keys. The report states the man opened the car door,
pulled her from the car and threw her to the ground. The victim
was able to escape into her home, at which time she called the
Bradenton Beach Police Department. Officers responded and

Florida Reception Center East in Orange County, with
a release date to be determined, according to the DOC
Leonard faced one felony armed burglary charge,
with a maximum life prison sentence, and numerous lesser
felonies, as a result of his Dec. 19 arrest by the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office. At the time of his arrest, he had
been on probation for a 2010 motor vehicle theft.
As part of his sentence, according to the circuit court
website, Leonard was ordered to pay $250 in state and
public defender attorney fees. His driver's license also
was suspended for five years.
As part of his probation, according to court records,
he will report on release to an in-house residential drug
treatment program.
The early morning chase leading to Leonard's arrest
included MCSO deputies, helicopter and K-9 units, as
well as Bradenton and Palmetto police departments.
According to MCSO reports, a handgun was found
inside the vehicle Leonard was seen driving and, after
his arrest, he admitted to stealing the car, other vehicles
and to numerous burglaries.

arrested the man.
Oct. 14, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass warning. Video at the
Circle K allegedly shows a man entering the store and buying
beer. The man came back into the store empty-handed, but went
to the counter with a bag containing more beer. He paid for a
pack of cigarettes and the clerk asked the man about the beer,
at which time the suspect said it was the beer he had purchased
20 minutes earlier. The store clerk said the man needed to pay
for the beer, and he did, but police were contacted and the man
was issued a trespass warning.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Oct. 29, 4400 block of 123rd Street, criminal mischief.
A complainant reported that two of his vehicle tires were
Oct. 29, 45 I block of 123rd Street, criminal mischief.
A complainant reported someone cut two tires on his truck and
flatbed trailer.
Oct. 30, 4300 block of 126th Street, burglary. Unknown
suspects broke a rear door using a paving brick to gain entry into
the home. The resident was not home at the time a MCSO deputy
responded to the call, so a list of stolen items was not provided at
the time of the report.
Oct. 31, -45,'1 block of 124th Street West, domestic dis-
turbance. A MCSO deputy made contact with a couple that was
arguing. The woman had recently delivered a baby and reported
being depressed and under stress. She said she recently returned
to work after maternity leave, and she had been arguing with
her live-in boyfriend over finances due to the fact that he was

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argument. The deputy issued domestic violence packets.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Oct. 23, 6800 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance. A male
complainant reported his wife was ill and family members all
returned home with the exception of his adult daughter. The
man said his daughter's presence was an inconvenience. The
father agreed to pay for a motel room for the daughter.
Oct. 23, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach City Hall,
assist. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer was asked to
standby as a city employee was terminated, although the subject
left without incident.
Oct. 24,3015 Gulf Drive, theft. While on patrol, a HBPD
officer observed a man running from the CITGO gas station
with a 12-pack of beer. The officer watched the man jump into
some nearby bushes. He was placed in handcuffs and returned
to the store, where the clerk confirmed the suspect stole the beer.
The manager did not wish to press charges, but the suspect was
issued a trespass warning.
Oct. 25, 400 block of 28th Street, suspicious incident.
Police received a call from a male complainant reporting some-
one was outside his door saying "What are you doing?" and "I
see you." When the officer arrived to the home, he observed
a motion-activated Halloween decoration as the source of the
voices, which someone had placed in front of the complainant's

THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 7, 2012 U 15

Readers tapped to vote 'best of the best'

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Islander newspaper
Announces the "best of the best"
awards for Anna Maria Island:
S -"The Islander Star, Best of AMI
Voting will be available only
to those readers who receive home
delivery on Anna Maria Island,
postal subscribers and registered
online subscribers.
Web voting by subscribers will be limited to regis-
tered web subscribers with only one vote allowed per IP
address. Ballots will not be provided in bulk quantities to
any source in order to provide the most credible prefer-
ence contest, with secret balloting and accountability by
fraudulent checks at a bank in Orlando using the restaurant's
bank account number. The signatures were forged from a check
that was previously written to an Orlando seafood company.
Oct. 26, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard, disturbance.
Police responded to a possible domestic disturbance and made
contact with a couple, who told the HBPD officer they had been
drinking with friends. The man wanted to go to bed, which

front door. apparently sparked the argument. The woman said she would
Oct. 25, 5386 Gulf Drive, information. A bookkeeper sleep at a friend's house for the night.
for the Beach Bistro reported that someone had cashed three Oct. 26, 500 block of 83rd Street, criminal mischief. A

an outside agency.
Publisher Bonner Joy said the paper waited 20 years
to provide awards that the Island business community
could pride itself on, that readers would be excited to par-
ticipate in, and that ended with reliable results not skewed
by bulk entries, advertising dollars spent or solicited, or
questionable balloting.
The awards will be announced at a red carpet event
in late January 2013.
Event tickets will be limited to finalists, and winners
will be announced in a special section that will include
photographs of the winners featured at the red carpet
Balloting begins in the Nov. 14 print edition of The
For more information on the Best of AMI, call 941-
778-7978 or email news@islander.org.
complainant reported someone had poured an unknown liquid
substance on his vehicle. The liquid ate the paint from the metal
surface, causing an estimated $3,000 in damages.
Oct. 27, 2800 block of Avenue E, theft of services. A
woman received a $90 water bill while in Tampa, and returned
home to check for a possible leak. She told police her normal
bill is around $20. A neighbor reported that workers from a local
construction company had tapped into her outside faucet to use
her water. Police are investigating.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

The Islander
Veterans Day
Salute will be
held at 8:30 am
Friday, Nov. 9, at
Holmes Beach
City Hall. All
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5 Surmounting
9 Dude ranch handle
13 Sign of sensitivity?
19 Setting for the 2012
film "Argo"
20 Title partner of "the
Swan" in a Yeats
21 "_ Her Standing
22 Creed of the
"Rocky" series
23 "Come on, woman,
shape that woodl?
26 Brighter
27 Start of a choosing
28 Uploaded pic, often
29 Go weak in the
31 In the past
32 Jack
34 Dry white wines
36 Some protests
38 Cheerful superhero?
41 Facts of life?
42 Oklahoma
birthplace of Oral
43 "_ surprised as
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44 Cases for E M T 's
46 Onetime U N leader
50 Guard dog's target

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52 Take a patient
approach to
56 Benefit
57 Abandon
59 "Mamma I"
60 Sleeper agent
61 Sallie
63 Barbaric
65 Some electrical
68 Stand offering,
71 Ones who stop
giving to their
74 Future grads Abbr
75 Emaciated
77 "Hoarders" airer
78 loss
80 Hombre, formerly
81 Everyone's bets
83 Ford sedan
85 T A 's overseer
89 Softly exhale cheap
93 Tenacious sort
95 San Antonio mayor
Julian, keynote
speaker at the 2012
96 1978-79 CBS
detective drama
97 Fool
98 Big bygone bird
99 Kong
101 Mad scientist's
exclamation upon
attacking the
Empire State?

106 "Popsicle," in
"Fifty Shades of
Grey," for one
110 Anatomical ring
111 Like a 12-Down
112 First-floor
apartment, maybe
113 Rake
115 Ain't correct?
116 Canon fodder?
117 Prime minister of
119 What the Grim
Reaper's backup
124 Evan
(women's clothing
125 Its alphabet has 44
126 Log time
127 Sailors' saint
128 Ends of Alaska?
129 Farm females
130 Macho man
131 1,000 years before
the coronation of
Queen Elizabeth I

1 Metric distance
2 Author Levin
3 Summer recreation
4 Ready to mate
5 Confederate
6 Genteel gathering
7 Tasks around the
8 Web site with a "Send
Money" tab
9 Psychologist Jean
10 PR hours

11 First name in
Chicago politics
12 Weenie
13 Coach for dancing?
14 Wall St opening
15 "If you don't like
my anger, do
something about
16 Black in country
17 Vote in
18 Results of lying too
24 Involve
25 Johnston,
former fiance of
Bristol Palin
30 London facilities
32 Replacement refs,
33 "The Taming of the
Shrew" setting
34 Backbeat
component, often
35 Drink to throw back
37 Recognize as a
39 Cry on arrival
40 Big wheel at a
45 Snide response
47 Smithereens
48 Red Wing or
49 Cold temps
51 Bijou
52 #11"
53 Carnival Cruise
Lines stop
54 Go over again
55 Christine "The
Phantom of the
Opera" girl
58 Junk
62 Killed a hero?

82 Spring phenomenon 94 Off campus local

84 Winning by a small
86 Dirt spreader
87 Psalm starter
88 Unreliable
90 Suppose, to
91 They're often
92 Cornell who
founded Western

97 Really sing
100 Miracle
102 It might cause
103 "One World"
musician John
104 Flatters
105 Hollered
106 Wet bars?
107 Prankster-like
108 "Get on the

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118 Disney doe
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
By now, many readers of The Islander's "Great-
est Generation" columns have read the story of Vera
Mittrisch, a 7-year-old girl living in Berlin in 1948
when the Russians blockaded the city to Allied ship-
Vera and her 13-year-old sister were convinced the
Russians would take over the city and they and their
mother would likely be "molested" or shot.
Such were their fears, Vera said.
"I believed my life was over, that I was too young
to die," she said.
But her mother comforted her, telling her the Amer-
icans would never let the Russians take over Berlin. Her
mother showed her the latest edition of the Berliner Zei-
tung (newspaper), which reported that U.S. President
Harry S. Truman ordered the Berlin Airlift to supply
the city.
Vera didn't believe she would live, but the next day,
when she saw U.S. Army Air Force C-47s and C-54s
landing at Tempelhof Airport, she changed her mind.
A plane landed every minute of the day, 24 hours
a day, she said. As soon as one plane landed, an empty
cargo plane would take off for the return flight to West
"I knew then we would make it, that I would have
a life, thanks to the Americans. And I swore I would
never forget them," she said.
"And the pilot of one plane began to throw out
bags of candy for the kids as he flew into Tempelhof. I
always remember the Hershey bars I got."
That pilot was Capt. Gil Halvorsen, later nick-
named "Captain Candy" by the West Berlin children.
At the 60th reunion of the Berlin Airlift pilots in
2008, Vera, by then married with children, was asked
to give the opening speech.
She had just met Halvorsen for the first time at the
50th reunion in 1998, and it was difficult for her to find
the words she wanted to express.

With tears in her eyes, she said, "Thank you from
my heart for what you did. You gave me life. You gave
me hope. God bless all American soldiers and airmen
and I will never forget you."
And she has not forgotten.
Every year she attends the Veterans Day celebration
at the U.S. Army headquarters in Berlin and gives her
"To me, a U.S. veteran is a hero," she said in Octo-
ber, when she visited the Bradenton Beach time-share
condominium she and her husband own.
Her sister married a U.S. airman and lived in Bra-
denton until her death. Vera has several nieces and
nephews who live in the area.
And Halvorsen? He turned 92 this year, Vera said,
and told her he would see her at the 2013 reunion in
Standing under an American flag, Vera told this
reporter a few days before she and her husband returned
to Berlin, "God bless all the American servicemen.
Please, give the veterans my thanks and prayers. They
are always in my heart."
Vera and
Mittrisch of
Berlin stand
under the
American flag
in tribute to the
U.S. soldiers
and pilots
who flew the
Berlin Airlift
in 1948-49.
She celebrates
Veterans Day
every year.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

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Islander-Holmes Beach
veteran ceremony Nov. 9
Local military veterans are invited to The Islander's
seventh annual Veterans Day Salute starting at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 9, outdoors at the Veterans Memorial marker
at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Coffee service at 8:30 a.m. is sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe of Holmes Beach.
At 9 a.m., the event gets under way with Islander
publisher Bonner Joy as host and a welcome from Holmes
Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger. The event will include
speakers and ceremonies honoring veterans of the United
States and its allies in World War II, the Korean War,
Vietnam and the Middle East wars, and, in particular,
those veterans whose stories appeared in The Islander's
veterans column by Islander reporter Rick Catlin.
Catlin, who has written the Greatest Generation and
Forgotten Generation stories since the column began in
2002, will speak. Guests also will hear from Karen Abel,
whose grandfather flew in the Royal Canadian Air Force
in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. She is on a personal
mission to travel to the tiny island where he served.
A special guest is Vicki Gipson Grogan, who spoke
last year shortly after the death of her grandfather, Ralph
Bassett, a frequent speaker at the event who was a U.S.
Marine and fought in WWII and Korea. This year, Grogan
will introduce her cousin, Nick Gipson, a U.S. Army spe-
cialist who just returned from duty in Afghanistan.
Kirby Stewart American Legion Post No. 24 in Palma
Sola will present the colors, followed by the Pledge of
Entertainer Mike Sales will lead the national anthem.
The event will conclude with a rifle salute and the playing
of taps.
Veterans Day is officially Sunday, Nov. 11.
The city of Holmes Beach and The Islander will be
closed Nov. 12, the official holiday.
Editor's Note: By an act of the U.S. Congress, hon-
orably discharged veterans of the armed services are
allowed to wear their uniforms at military ceremonies
and to salute the colors, whether in uniform or not.

20 0 NOV. 7, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER

Obama wins AME kids' vote

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
The vote of our future electorate is in: Anna Maria
Elementary School elected President Barack Obama to
a second term at the top spot in the nation.
In a schoolwide election put on by Lynne McDonough
of the AME media center, President Obama garnered 139
votes to challenger Mitt Romney's 114.
"It will be so interesting to see if these numbers
follow the adult vote on Tuesday," said AME guidance
counselor Cindi Harrison in an email.
"We had a great time and it was an important lesson

ABOVE: Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-grader
Demi Harms gets ready to vote Oct. 31 for the presi-
dent of the United States in the school's mock election
at the media center, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
ABOVE CENTER: Lynne McDonough congratulates
fifth-grader Adam Carlson on casting his ballot Oct.
31. McDonough of the AME media center coordi-
nated the school's mock vote with eStudiesWeekly,
which tallied the ballots for a nation of students. The
national event was extended to Nov. 5 to allow voting
in storm-damaged areas in northeast states. ABOVE
RIGHT: Fifth-grader Tori Coover waves a flag as she
steps into the voting booth Oct. 31 as part of Anna
Maria Elementary School's mock presidential election.
Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell

Community notices, events
Attention community islanders: The Islander wel-
comes notices of your club and organization events,
happenings and projects on Anna Maria Island and
encourages you to submit photographs.
Wedding and engagement announcements are
welcome, as are photos and announcements for mile-
stones in the lives of islanders. Graduation photos are
Send news and photos with detailed captions to
news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.

in responsibility for our kids," she said.
According to Harrison, Hurricane Sandy caused
delays in tallying final figures from participating schools
in the nationwide eWeeklyStudies mock election.
As of Nov. 2, she said 1,044,238 students had
The mock national popular vote was 615,916 for
Obama and 428,322 for Romney. Obama also won the
electoral vote, 483 to 55 for Romney.
Obama took 57 percent of the vote in Manatee
County and 65 percent statewide.


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HB commission gives Mainsail time, considers site plan limits

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners back peddled at
their Oct. 23 meeting on the Tidemark Lodge site plan
revocation process while they plodded forward on pro-
posed sunset provisions for future plan submittals.
In September, Mayor Rich Bohnenberger asked the
commission to begin a revocation process for the project
at 5325 Marina Drive, calling it an abandoned construc-
tion site, and commissioners agreed.
The Tidemark property was sold after a bankruptcy in
2004 and is now owned by Mainsail AMI Marina LLLP
of Tampa and George Glaser of Bradenton.
"I met with the gentleman on Saturday morning. He
said he intends to kick-start the project," Bohnenberger
said at the meeting.
In a letter dated Oct. 23, Mainsail Lodging and
Development president Joe Collier told the mayor the
company will begin construction by Dec. 31 on a site
plan that has entitlements for a 120-seat restaurant, bar
and lodging complex of 20 buildings, including 31 town-
homes and nine hotel units.
The site plan was approved in June 2001 and
amended in September 2002 to reflect a change in build-
ing layout.
Bohnenberger told commissioners Mainsail would
defend its legal rights to the site plan.
The project also includes a marina, which has been
operating for several years, with the city leasing its docks
to Mainsail.
On the vacant land south of the marina, exposed rebar
marking utilities adds to the eyesore, trash has collected
and weeds have sprouted.
In his Oct. 23 letter, Collier referenced the Saturday
meeting with the mayor and a discussion with city attor-
ney Patricia Petruff.
"We are also tired of looking at rebar and weeds and
if the economy had not taken a nosedive we would have
started two years ago," Collier wrote.
He promised to submit plans by the end of Novem-
ber, adding, "We will be under way by the end of the year

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The sales trailer of Mainsail at 5325 Marina Drive
fronts the large commercial lots dotted with rebar
where once Pete Reynards restaurant welcomed guests.
The developer says construction will begin on the
site plan approved in 2001-02 by the end of the year.
Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

or shortly thereafter."
According to Collier, Mainsail has cleaned up trash
and mowed the lot, will be pressure spraying and painting
the walkway and trailer and enhancing landscaping. He
also suggested an open house at the trailer so the public
could view the project model and related materials.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens favored a Dec.
31 deadline on the project's start date.
"The whole thing is we want to see some action
going on over there," added Commission Chair David
Collier's letter also said, "Any attempt to take away
entitlements creates issues related to valuations" and
objected to the city's previous commission discussion
"without even so much as a phone call to the property
But Petruff reiterated that commissioners had agreed
with her recommendation not to start revocation without
notice and public hearing. She also said Collier told her
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On deadlines for permits in future site plans, com-
missioners agreed to move forward from a work ses-
sion to a first reading on an ordinance amending the land
development code to add a new section providing permit
deadlines and site plan expiration.
The proposed amendment requires:
A building permit be applied for within 90 days of
site-plan approval, with a one-time 90-day extension.
Additional extensions approved by the commis-
Once a permit is issued, "reasonable continuous
progress" on principal structures must be demonstrated.
If an active permit is not maintained, the site plan
will be voided.
Site plan shall expire three years after the date of
the site plan unless otherwise determined by the commis-

Bridge Street Merchants to
celebrate Veterans Day
The Bridge Street Merchants invite veterans,
active duty service members and the public to a
Veterans Day celebration 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov.
11, at Bridge Street Market on Bridge Street in Bra-
denton Beach.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy will
deliver a remembrance speech and honor veterans
with a plaque.
The Palma Sola VFW Post 10141 Flag and
Color Guard will attend.
Restaurants will be participating in the event,
and providing free meals to veterans at their various
An island aerial flyover to show veteran sup-
port by MacDill Air Force Base will take place at
approximately noon.
For more information, call Adam Jenkins at

22 0 NOV. 7, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER

AM charter committee proposes major change

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In a break with the charters of many Florida munici-
palities, Anna Maria's Charter Review Committee at its
Oct. 31 meeting recommended amending a requirement
that a former official cannot accept employment with the
city until one year has passed since he or she left office.
Committee member Tom Breiter said he researched
the issue and found a number Florida cities, including Sani-
bel, that allow a former elected official to take a job with
the city if approved by four of five commissioners.
Breiter said he was not advocating any position, just
pointing out alternatives.
Committee chair Howard Payne noted that as the
charter reads now, a departing commissioner could not
give counsel the city on an issue and be compensated.
City attorney Jim Dye said the committee also should
make it clear that an elected official can run for re-elec-
tion or another office. As the charter reads now, there is
some ambiguity.
"Employment is a mischievous word," Dye said. "Is
it appointed, hired or elected? Focus on the office and
under what circumstances is it appropriate for the former
official to be compensated," he said.
Payne said he would draft wording that would make

County to expand
Robinson Preserve
An agreement between the Manatee County Board of
Commissioners and Bill Robinson and his family allows
150 acres of land in northwest Bradenton owned by the
family at the southwest corer of the preserve to be sold
to the county.
In return, the family retains 50 acres on which it can
build up to 50 units, according to zoning and residential
density for the property, a Manatee County press release
The executed agreement would not cost taxpayers
any money, the release said.
The Foundation, a Florida nonprofit, will "assist in
raising funds to purchase the land and will then convey
it to the county for future restoration," the release said.
Manatee County natural resources director Charlie
Hunsicker told the commission that he'd like the 150
acres to become an extension of Robinson Preserve and
"return that land to valuable coastal habitat."
The preserve already has a number of walking trails
and kayak routes.
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it clear that no current or former city official can be com-
pensated by the city within a year after leaving elected
office unless approved by the commission.
He will also clarify that the provision does not
exclude an elected official from running for re-election
or another elected office in the city.
Committee adviser Tom Aposporos said the super-
majority provision makes sense.
Committee member George Barford agreed. It
keeps the "old boy network" from coming into play, he
When the committee's recommendations are com-
pleted, they will be sent to the commission for review.
The commission will ultimately decide what changes
voters will face on a future election ballot.
The next committee meeting is scheduled for 4:30
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.

AM preservation

ordinance on fast track
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Historical Preservation Commit-
tee is moving toward completion of a draft ordinance to
define historical structures and make it easier to remodel
older homes without having to elevate the living space.
Committee members agreed that a five-member
board should be created in the ordinance. Anyone seek-
ing a historical designation, or changes to a historically
designated home, would apply to the board.
If the board approves the request, it would be sent to
the city commission for consideration.
Committee members also agreed on tax advantages
for homes designated historical by the board, but the
tax advantages would not be passed on to subsequent
"Otherwise," said chair Sissy Quinn," you could have
someone get the tax advantage and immediately advertise
the house for sale with accompanying tax advantages."
Members shied away from creating a historical dis-
trict in the draft ordinance, but left open the possibility
that the Pine Avenue-Gulf Drive business district, essen-
tially the retail-office-residential area, might become
Homes that receive historic designation will be listed
in the city's register of historical homes.
The committee's next meeting is 2 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 8, at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

James G. 'Jim' Davis
James J. "Jim" Davis, 90, of Holmes Beach and a
native of Atlanta, died Nov. 3.
He attended Boys High School and Georgia Tech
before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviation
cadet in 1942, graduating as a pilot the following year.
He served as a pilot in the China-Burma theater
where we was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross,
two Air Force medals, presidential citations, China War
Memorial Medal and others.
He went on to have a successful career with the Fed-
eral Aviation Administration. In 1975, he was awarded
the Secretary's Award for Valor for successfully execut-
ing an emergency airlift of FAA and embassy families
from Beirut Lebanon when a state of civil war existed,
and the city was under fire.
In 1980, he was recruited as an aviation expert for
the International Civil Aviation Organization.
He retired at the age of 65 with more than 16,000
flight hours.
Mr. Davis moved to Holmes Beach several years
ago and was a member of Roser Memorial Community
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 7, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Memorial donations can be made to Roser Church,
P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Mr. Davis is survived by daughter Mrs. Robert
Holman, of Marietta, Ga.; son James G. of Hiawassee,
Ga.; three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

Jesus Rosario
Jesus Rosario, 51, died Oct. 31. He was born in San
Juan, Puerto Rico. He later lived and worked in Mas-
sachusetts before coming to Florida.
Mr. Rosario found his home, however, when he came
to Anna Maria Island and specifically to the Anna Maria
City Pier, according to pier manager David Sork.
U"Jesus will be sadly missed by
family and friends," he said, adding, "His
friends were many and cut across eco-
nomic, social and international barriers.
He was a fixture at the pier as a fisherman
and then as dockmaster. He would talk
Rosario to everyone, but he especially loved to
teach first-timers to fish. He loved to see
the looks on their face when they caught their first fish and,
most especially, loved to see kids 'hooked' on fishing.
"He was a friend to all and always could be heard
laughing on the pier. His laugh was infectious, his manner
loud and raucous, and he never missed an opportunity to
meet newcomers, especially the ladies.
"He loved his bling, his job, and his grandchildren.
His presence is missed, but his spirit will be felt on the
Anna Maria City Pier for many years to come," said
Visitation was held Nov. 4 at Covell Funeral Home,
4232 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Note: Obituaries are provided as a free service in The
Islander newspaper to residents and family of resi-
dents, both past and present. Content is edited as to
style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries
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Out and about ...

Tim si, rr,,ill. left, with his dog Pancake; Linda Mayberry with Gracie; Kelly Acree
with Buddy; Darlene Head with Cosette; Peggy Cummings with Murphy and Wendy
Smith with Cocobella participate in the Oct. 31 pet costume contest at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Mark Young

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Hundreds of costumed children and their parents gather at the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach on Oct. 31 for
the annual Halloween Trail of Treats costume contest, where little "Elvis,"
Vincent Gollamudi, almost 3 months old, is named cutest overall in his age
group of 5 years and younger. From the chamber, families went to participat-
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Wendy Smith and her "angel"
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pet costume contest at The
Islander. Other winners
include Darlene Head and
her dog Cosette, who won the
most eco-friendly costume
category. Linda Mayberry
and Gracie won the pet-
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Islander ironman fourth in world championship

Kevin P Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach resident, Sandy Menely placed fourth
in the world in the 65-69 age group Oct. 19 at the Ironman
Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
Menely was happy with her finish, especially com-
peting in conditions that can't be replicated in her event
training on Anna Maria Island. The first leg of the race is
a 2.4 mile swim. At the 1-mile mark, she was swimming
in 90 feet of clear-blue water.
The second leg, a 112-mile bike ride was made more
difficult by heavy winds and rain that made for a slower
than hoped for bike time. If that weren't bad enough, the
course also took her through lava fields with temperatures
reaching 110 degrees and several difficult climbs, one
being a 7-mile climb to the town of Hawi for the turn
around. Obviously, she said, coming down the hill was
much easier as she reached speeds of 41 mph without
pedaling. Because of the speed, she could not let go of
her handlebars for that stretch not even for water.
The last leg of the race is a marathon. Menely strug-
gled with cramps in her calves through the 26.2-mile run.
She mentally willed herself mile to mile, and drink station
to drink station. Making the situation even more diffi-
cult was the onset of darkness, but Menely persevered
to finish in 14 hours, 41 minutes and fourth-place.

Hooke adds to running achievements
Former islander and long-time Galati Yacht Sales
employee Mickey Hooke competed in the Oct. 21 Beach
Running World Championships in Cocoa Beach. A per-
fect 69-degree day and low tide greeted the more than
350 competitors.
Hooke, 51, broke four records on his way to placing
first overall in the 10K (6.2 mile) run.
He said he moved into the lead at the 2-mile mark
and ran increasingly faster mile splits on the way to a
first-place overall finish with a time of 36:36.7. Hooke's
time was good for a new masters event, a masters course
record, a new grandmasters event and course record, and
it was the second fastest time in course history.
Hooke broke his own record by 1 minute 15 sec-
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Soccer playoffs
After grueling regular seasons, the playoffs are finally
here in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult
soccer, adult basketball and youth soccer leagues.
Adult coed basketball's second season starts at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, when Agnelli Pool & Spa takes on The
Feast, followed by Island Real Estate vs. Eat Here. The
second round is scheduled for 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 9, while the all-star and championship games will
start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The playoffs for the adult coed soccer league get
started at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, with four playoff
games, starting with Sato Real Estate vs. Jessie's Island
Store. The next match has Pink & Navy Boutique taking
on Moss & Barnard Construction at 7 p.m. The 8 p.m.
game has top-seed Slim's Place taking on Island Pest
Control, while Wash Family Construction closes out the
playoff action at 9 p.m. against Florida Discount Signs.
The action continues with two games Thursday, Nov.
8, followed by the all-star and championship games at 7
p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.
The youth soccer playoffs got started in the 8-10
division Nov. 2 with a pair of opening-round games. The
first was a mild upset, as No. 5-seed Miller Electric edged
fourth-seed Best Buy 3-2 behind a pair of goals fromAva
Zink and one goal from Dalton Guthrie. Jaclyn Schloss-
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Sandy Menely speeds her way to a fourth place finish
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ing scorer Daniel Sentman to record a 4-0 victory over
LaPensee Plumbing in the second playoff game of the
evening. Giana Sparks and Javier Rivera scored two goals
apiece to lead Tyler's Ice Cream to victory.
Playoff action in the 8-10 division continues Nov. 9
as Miller Electric takes on top-seed Lobstahs at 6 p.m.,
while Tyler's Ice Cream battles second-seed American
Marine at 7 p.m. The 8-10 championship game is set for
11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, while the all-star game will
kick off at 1 p.m.
Playoff action in the 11-13 division started with semi-
finals Nov. 6 with No. 2 seed LPAC vs. Jen Crady Mas-
sage at 6 p.m., while top-seed Steam Designs takes on
Wash Family Construction at 7 p.m. The 11-13 division
championship game will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10,
with the all-star game to follow at noon.
The championship game for the two-team 14-17 divi-
sion was set for Nov. 6.

Center to host holiday tournament
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is a host-
ing a dodgeball tournament post-Thanksgiving on Nov.
23 for players ages 14 and above. Cost is $60 per team
with up to eight people on a team. Each team will play
at a minimum of five games.
For more information on the tournament, contact
Ryan Hogan at 778-1908, ext. 9219.

Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club opened their fall-
winter season of golf Oct. 30 in cold, windy conditions.
Thirty-nine women participated in the nine-hole, indi-
vidual low-net golf tourney.
Penny Williams had a chip in and fired a 2-under
par-30 to grab first place in Flight A, one shot better than
Laura Purcell, who had a birdie on her round. Joy Kaiser,
Helen Pollack and Brenda Solleveld finished in a three-
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First place in Flight B went to Kris Landkammer,
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Sue Wheeler's 6-under-par 26 gave her a first-place
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High winds, rough seas leave some anglers at dock

By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
With small craft advisories in effect and high seas
and wind for the majority of the week, fishing around
Anna Maria Island was sporadic at best.
Most boaters stayed at the dock, avoiding the harsh
conditions on the surrounding waters. Those who are die-
hards were able to catch some redfish, spotted seatrout
and catch-and-release snook in protected waters along
mangrove edges in the backcountry. Keep in mind that
fishing in these conditions is as tough for us as it is for
the fish we target. Patience and persistence are a virtue
when trying to find the bite.
Rumors of Spanish mackerel are coming from
the Anna Maria City Pier despite the strong northern
winds. Gotcha plugs and silver spoons are producing
the bite. Afternoon hours seem to be the best bet for
the bite.
Before the wind, Capt. Warren Girle was fishing just
off the beaches of both Anna Maria Island and Long-
boat Key in search of Spanish mackerel and kingfish.
By anchoring and chumming with live shiners, Girle was
able to lure the macks to the boat for the catch. As for
the kings, they had become spotty at best. Average size
of the mackerel was 3 to 4 pounds.
Moving inshore, Girle was finding decent amounts
of redfish and trout on the flats of Sarasota Bay. Again,
Girle was anchoring and chumming to lure fish to the
boat. Girle was working sandy potholes to locate the fish.
Slot-size reds were the norm along with spotted seatrout
up to 20 inches.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters was
working both the beaches and the flats for a variety of
species before the wind picked up. He reports Spanish
mackerel and kingfish were appearing just off the beaches
during the morning hours, when live baits shiners and
threadfin herring were getting results. On the flats,
redfish and spotted seatrout provided enough action to
keep the rods bending most of the day.
During the early part of the week, Gross migrated to
the backwaters of the Manatee River and Palma Sola Bay
to escape the wind. Even in harsh conditions, Gross was
able to put a few fish in the boat. Catch-and-release snook
were readily feeding on live shiners, although numbers
of these fish were hard to find. The same applies for the
reds and trout. When Gross was able to locate fish, they
took the bait.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says due to strong
winds, most pier fishers changed their plans to something
other than fishing. Those who opted to fish managed to

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The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron
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Remember to bump up your leader size to at least
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Grady Smith at Island Discount Tackle is hearing
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the afternoon despite the strong winds and cooler weather.
Pier fishers using Gotcha plugs or silver spoons are get-
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In the backcountry, Smith says he's hearing of spot-
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wind, most flats fishers stayed at the dock. Any who did
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Howard suggests looking for the cruising mullet
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other species. "Find a nice pothole on the flat, anchor up
current, chum and let your bait offerings sweep into the
hole," Howard suggests.
"Thumb-sized pinfish and shiners rigged under a
popping cork will draw all three species to the party,"
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Looking forward, the fall fishing pattern is yielding
some incredible fish-catching opportunities. Howard
predicts the flats will continue to produce and, when
the Gulf waters clear up, they will turn on. Mod-
erate temperatures and easterly winds will calm the
waters and make for some beautiful days on the water,"
Howard says.
Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

The Lacey family of England shows off their red-
fish caught on a trip the past week with Capt. Mark
Howard of SumoTime fishing charters.

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By Rick Catlin

Tammy and Paul Foster of Toronto are new owners of
Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. The couple invested in the business after
visiting Anna Maria for 25 years. Islander Photo: Rick

Anna Maria top choice for
business investment
Tammy and Paul Foster of Toronto loved every
minute of the past 25 winters spent on Anna Maria
"We always said someday we're going to move to
Florida," Tammy Foster said.
After raising two children and getting them through
college, the Fosters decided last year that the day had
come to make the move.
"Ironically," said Paul Foster, Ginny's and Jane E's at
the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, was the first
business they looked at in their search for a business.
Thinking they should look further, they spent the
better part of a year traveling throughout Florida looking
for the right business. They finally found it.
"It was right here all along," Tammy Foster said.
"We kept coming back to the old Florida atmosphere
and people and finally decided this was the place.
"We couldn't be happier. The people are so friendly,
and we've made so many friends. We hope to make a lot
more in the coming days," she said.

"Please stop by and say hello," Tammy Foster said.
"We'd love to meet all our new neighbors," Paul
For now, store hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., although the
Fosters said hours may change as season progresses.
The Fosters also will continue to host Sunday flea
markets during the season.
For more information, call 941-778-3170.

Cortez flower shop
celebrates 40 years
The Manatee Floral Inc. shop and garden center
might be a bit hard to find for newcomers, hidden away
in Sunny Shores on the north side of Cortez Road at
12100 40th Ave. W.
But the wholesale flower operation recently cel-
ebrated more than 40 years in business at the same loca-
tion, so it must be doing something right.
"Once people find us, we've had them come back
year after year and from one generation to the next,"
garden center manager Denni Whitt said.
The greenhouse buildings across 40th Avenue from
the flower shop are for raising wholesale flowers, and
Whitt also raises fresh flowers and vegetables onsite for
the retail outlet.
She sells outdoor plants, hanging flower baskets,
roses, vegetables, cut flowers and arrangements, and also
does weddings and celebrations.
To reach Manatee Floral, Whitt says turn north from
Cortez Road onto 115th Street in Cortez. Drive to the
intersection with 40th Avenue and turn left at the stop
sign. The flower shop and garden center are about 200
yards down the road on the right, she said.
"You can't miss us. We're the ones with all the pretty
flowers out front," she said.

The shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through
Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 941-807-2322.

November planner
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday Nov. 7, at the BridgeTender Inn and Dock-
side Bar, 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the luncheon is $15 and reservations are
required. Members are encouraged to bring a guest.
The chamber's networking sunrise breakfast starts at
7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Sign of the Mermaid
restaurant, 9707 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and members are welcome
to bring a guest.
In observance of the Thanksgiving holidays, the
monthly chamber business card exchange was moved
forward on the calendar. It will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 14, along Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
The event is hosted by the Bridge Street Merchants
and the cost is $5. Reservations are not required for the
For more information on chamber events, call 941-

Got a new business opening on Anna Maria Island or
Longboat Key, in Cortez, Palma Sola or west Bradenton?
How about a new product, service, anniversary, new hire,
new owners or an award-winning staff member? Call
Island Biz at 941-778-7978 or e-mail the information to

.' :' The Village Cafe at Rosedale in the Anna Maria His-
f, -,-''. .*, ,:,,:.,.. ;::- .. *'"'" toric Green Village, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will
S-.: ,,,,'' I reopen Nov. 7 as the Relish Cafe under the ownership
Denni "Blondie" Whitt welcomes people to the Mana- of Rhonda Grote. She also owns Relish Marketplace,
tee Floral Inc. flower shop and garden center, 12100 afun housewares, upcycle, fashion boutique in the vil-
40th Ave. W, Cortez. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin lage. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

of Ami,INC
5358 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,FL 34217

Check out our online vacation rental
catalog on Anna Maria Island and
at Heron's Watch, Bradenton.

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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sand's Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
SFull service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping Clean-up
778345 Hauling tree trimming
11Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References

SResidential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
SCarpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
S* References available 941-720-7519

Marble & Granite Inc.
Counter tops, vanity tops,
bar tops and more.
ez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236

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APPROXIMATELY 28 TREES and plants for sale.
Three 25-gallon containers, $395 for all. Chris,

FILE CABINETS: FOUR-drawer, HON, tan, hang-
ing files included, $20/each. 941-778-4793.

COMPACT GAS GRILL, $65, perfect for small
spaces. Tan-colored large, leather jacket, $65.

COMPUTER DELL, Dual 1.5 GHz, XP-PRO, $100.

CLOCK: GE TELECHRON, #7HA141, $35, Vivi-
tar digital camera, Vivicam 3765, complete, $25,
assorted bike parts, $25. 941-761-1415.
BUD LIGHT DIRECTOR chairs, $40, queen
cotton/wool blanket, western decor, $30. 941 -

FOR SALE: Old steamer trunk with shelf, $75, old
writer's desk, $100. Call 740-607-8956.

MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.

ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
lectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOR SALE: LATERAL file cabinets: 2 HON
2-drawer black and 4 attractive 2-drawer wood
files. One legal and one letter-size regular 2
drawer files. Various office supplies. Also selling
antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collect-
ible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home
decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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
classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)

Nov. 9. In observance of Veteran's Day, The
Islander office will be closed Monday, Nov. 12.

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.

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,
Holmes Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

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.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.

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-

ANNA MARIA GARDEN Club plant sale: 9 a.m.-
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Roser Church,
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov.
9-10. Nearly new furniture, plants, yard tools,
household items. 505-506 69th St., Holmes

TAG SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday only, Nov. 9.
Great stuff! Some new, like new. King bed frame,
various area rugs, some furniture. No early birds!
103 Park Ave., Anna Maria.

REWARD: FAVORITE BIKE sold by mistake at
garage sale Saturday, Oct. 13, Sixth Avenue,
Holmes Beach. Old grey/blue paint, men's racer
type, rusted, Christmas lights on handle bars.

LOST LAUNDRY: HELP! My laundry fell off my
bike, and I can't afford new clothes and I miss my
Bob Marley T-shirts. Lost blue mesh bag between
Holmes Beach laundry and 75th Street along
Holmes Boulevard. Call JD, 941-920-3840.

FOUND: BIBLE ON Cortez Bridge. Call 941-782-
8338 and identify.

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,

ing for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-

PONTOON BOAT: 20-foot, 50-hp Johnson out-
board, hardtop cover, recent new deck, carpet,
upholstery. $3,000. 941-778-4793.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for
fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in
really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone
who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mer-
cury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery.
Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.

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JOIN THE TEAM: Great location on Bridge Street.
Experienced realtors needed to handle walk-ins
and Internet leads. Call Lynn, Edgewater Real
Estate, 941-778-8104.
with computers and office tasks, 15-25 hours
per week to start. Work from island. Email resume
only: annamariaisland@hotmail.com.
tract position. Call for details. 941-870-7010.
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.
NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sitting
and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with
animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

SITTER FOR ELDERLY: Will sit with and provide
care, four hours minimum. References, 28 years
experience. Diana or Gary, 941-545-7114.
PERSONAL CARE-IN home assistance needed
for elderly couple in Holmes Beach, part-time.
Medical background either nursing assistant
or nursing required. Please email your contact
information with summary of background to:

and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
779-6638. Leave message.
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.
Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs
easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free esti-
mate. Registered and insured. Island discount.
TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-1399.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
PERSONAL TRAINER AND health coach avail-
able to help you set and achieve your health and
fitness goals in the comfort of your own home.
Call Caitlynn at 941-567-9026.
I CAN FIX IT. Virus cleanup, system upgrade.
Hardware, software and network repair. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-
KEY CLEANERS & LINEN has expanded our ser-
vices. We now offer residential cleaning. Family
owned for 24 years on Longboat Key. Quality and
service, now in your home. 941-383-1222.

problems solved at your home or office. Wire-
less networking, virus/spyware prevention and
removal, repairs, software upgrades, advise and
training. 941-301-4726.

nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, STAY-AT-HOME mom willing to babysit all ages. 7
custom system design. 941-224-1069. a.m.-7 p.m. and more. Fenced-in backyard, lots
of toys and learning experience. 941-448-0134.


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Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1 .i ,,i i Sat.

Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available

rN: i:b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima.:
Call Dan, 941-713-3108

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, if> ~
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.
Call Junior, 807-1015

HHandyman Service
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joesph LaBrecaue *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
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THE PERFECT SOLUTION: Professional cleaner
and organizer, extremely detailed. Kathy, 941-

ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, references.
Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693.

ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-

years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
specialty. 941-778-3046.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County
and the Island since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized service, call William
Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

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.

1-3 Sunday, Nov. 11,
2377 Landings Circle,
Bradenton: 3BR 2BA
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pool, 3-car garage.
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commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.

Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -

$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
phone" 941-720-0770.

installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.

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-

37 Years of Professional Service
to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton
Heron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000.
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal
CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. S1,200/month
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
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Holmes Beach canal home with 3BR/3BA. Direct
open bay view across the street. Quiet street.
Great location, not far from beach. $625,000.

Mike 800-367-1617
SNor n 941-778-6696
Norman / 3101 GULF DR

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 941-726-3077.

carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,

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.

tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS Center. Rental units
available for office/commercial spaces from 750-
2,000 sf. Humidity-controlled mini-storage units
and garage units, 11 x 22 feet. 5347 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-2924.

VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
and condo, 1 BR/1BA overlooking golf course.
Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesre-

ANNA MARIA RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA, washer and
dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-

BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.

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home with
heated pool
steps to
the beach.

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We listen.
We list.
We sell.
Neely for a private showing of this unique
property. 941.809.5565 941.807.6220.

3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599

Jw Bess Sisisn Br4sr..*ssoiate, GWJ
S7 941-713-4755 800-771-6043

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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EARLY SEASON SPECIAL: 2BR canalfront with
boat slip, turnkey furnished with utilities, $499/
week. 941-720-7519.

3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach.
$700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, avail-
able September through June. Contact Dave,
407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA cottage. Gulffront
location. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for
details. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259.

PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA private pool, com-
munal pool, gym and tennis. Available December
and January. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholiday-

3BR/2BA CONDO: 1,213 sf near Manatee
Avenue and 59th Street, Bradenton. Ten min-
utes to beaches. Ground floor, pool, tennis, near
IMG. Totally remodeled! Washer and dryer, unfur-
nished, annual, small pet OK, $1,100/month.

2BR/2BA modern kitchen, living room. Private
outdoor patio, outside shower. Available Janu-
ary, February, March. $2,250/month plus security
deposit. Immaculate and well-maintained. 941-

NEWLY REMODELED 2BR/1 BA: 200 feet to the
beach, Anna Maria. Available November and
December. $1,800/month. 941-778-7933.

LOVELY CONDO FOR rent: 2BR/2BA, nicely fur-
nished, ground floor. No pets. Close to beach.
Seasonal $2,000/month, annual $1,200/month
plus utilities and taxes. 330-562-8945.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis,
boat dock. Available December-February, 2013.
Call 818-620-3543.

SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA nicely furnished,
three-month minimum at IMG Country Club over-
looking clay tennis courts. Seasonal, $1,700/
month. 941-778-3926.

ible view of Sunshine Skyway Bridge, 3BR/2.5
BA, boat dock, boat lift and pool. February-Octo-
ber 2013. $3,500/month. 941-704-7437.

Nov. 9. In observance of Veteran's Day, The
Islander office will be closed Monday, Nov. 12.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 1 BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.

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: 1 BR/1 BA 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.

Excellent investment income. $259,000. By owner,
941-962-8220. www.flipkey.com/124227.

WE HAVE A home on the Manatee River, Snead
Island. We would like to sell or trade for same on
Anna Maria Island. Details, call 217-493-6216.

FOR SALE BY owner: Corner lot on canal. 644
Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-

Anna Maria Island. A fixer-upper would be ideal.
Cash, down payment available, qualified buyer.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale by
owner. 1,818 sf, 3BR/2BA home with garage, ter-
razzo floors, enclosed porch, well on property.
Very large lot (10,000-plus sf). New sea wall and
cap. 519 72nd St., Holmes Beach. $525,000.

RUNAWAY BAY: ONE-bedroom condo, ground
floor, updated, attractively furnished, washer
and dryer, screened lanai, patio, near pool and
exercise room. $239,900. 1801 Gulf Drive, #117,
Bradenton Beach. 941-778-9378.

Weekly eal estate transactions compiled by bro-
ker-associate Jesse Brisson of Gulf-Bay Realty
exclusively for The Islander newspaper can be
found online at www.islander.org.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our
secure server? Check it out at www.islander.

ls'koti t-for your support in making our family
A' r-No. I in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties!

Charles Buky
Cell: 941-228-6086

201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1
Longboat Key FL 34228

3 bedroom, 3 bath waterfront showplace
with pool, boat dock, and two boat lifts.

Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.



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