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Manatee speed zone
warning. Page 18.

Commissioners-elect Judy Holmes Titsworth
and Marvin Grossman and Mayor-elect
Carmel Monti wave with appreciation to
motorists Nov. 7 at Gulf and Marina drives.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Maggie Plath

S ly concern for the city commission is they
have no relationships with any other level of
government," said Bohnenberger, who serves

on several regional, state and federal boards,
including the Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion, the Florida League of Cities, the Manasota
League of Cities and the Institute of Govern-
ment at Florida State College.
Monti ran as a newcomer to public service.
He grew up in Battle Creek, Mich., earned a
bachelor's degree in social sciences in 1969
from Michigan State University, managed a
Pentax eyeglass division and is the former presi-
dent and CEO of Hilsinger, a company special-
izing in eyewear and other products.
He's lived in Holmes Beach with his wife,
Heidi, for the past five years, and operates My
Garden Products LLC. They sell plants and
other garden accessories at the Sarasota Farm-
ers Market.
During his campaign, Monti criticized the
city's lack of responsiveness to resident com-
plaints and lack of action to retain the character
of the island. He also vowed to involve citizens
in the process during his administration.
At a victory party at the Blue Marlin, 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, Monti said his phi-
losophy is to "be humble in victory, and proud
in defeat."

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Five-year resident Carmel Monti defeated
eight-year incumbent Holmes Beach Mayor
Rich Bohnenberger with a pledge to bring the
construction practices and rental properties
into compliance with city codes.
Along with the new mayor, voters elected
to the city commission lifelong resident Judy
Holmes Titsworth and longtime resident
Marvin Grossman.
In the mayoral race, Bohnenberger out-
spent Monti two to one $6,861 to $3,407
- according to Nov. 2 campaign financing
According to the Manatee County Super-
visor of Elections office, the unofficial results
for the mayor's race are: Monti, 1,318 votes or
54.46 percent of the vote to Bohnenberger's
1,102 votes or 45.53 percent of the vote.
Bohnenberger said he was disappointed
he was unable to reach the majority of voters
about the city's inability to change short-term
rentals regulations without risking those on the
books. He said efforts were needed on the state
level to change the rental law and strengthen
home-rule authority.


center board

names new

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Community
Center board of directors has named Dawn
.Stiles of Portland, Maine,
as the center's new execu-
tive director.
Stiles officially joined
the staff Nov. 12, but only
for orientation and only for
Stiles a week. She will then spend
time between work here and
in Maine, completing her employment obliga-
tion with Spurlink Services, a company pro-
viding behavioral health services to more than
5,500 people in Maine.
Center president Greg Ross said it was a
long and difficult task to select a replacement
for Pierrette Kelly, who served the center 22
years through the end of October as executive
"We are pleased to have Dawn join the
leadership team at the community center.
I'm excited," Ross said. He added that Stiles
will begin her employment by working with
interim director Scott Dell, Kelly and center
staff for a week. He expects her to officially
start full-time "no later than April 1, 2013."
Stiles already has a foot in the door on
Anna Maria Island.
Board member David Teitelbaum, who
assisted in the search to fill the position, said

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
More than the usual number of Cortez resi-
dents attended the Nov. 5 Florida Institute for
Saltwater Heritage meeting.
Cortez commercial fishers wanted to know
the purpose of the board, saying FISH does
nothing to help them preserve their industry.
"What happened?" asked Jodi Tyne, whose
family hails from the fishing community of
Gloucester, Mass.
Tyne said she did not understand why FISH
was not helping local fishermen, considering
"saltwater heritage" was in its title.
"Our fish community in Gloucester is a
community that helps fishermen," she said.
"This FISH community is a joke to me. Local
fishermen made this community what it is, and
all I see from you is the bickering and arguing
over money."
Tyne said it was the fishers who built Cortez,
and "we should be helping them to keep that
Commercial fishermen Raymond Guthrie
Jr., Tony Taylor and Chris Osborne said FISH
funding should be used to help local fishermen
pay their legal fees and for boat repairs.
The fishers said FISH should act more like
other organized fishing groups.
Organized Fishermen of Florida organizes
and contributes part of its funding to pay for
fishers who encounter fines or are in need of
boat repairs. And an OFF chapter used to exist
in Cortez, but disbanded years ago.
FISH board member Debbie Ibasfalean said
OFF Cortez technically does exist locally.
"It's inactive, but it does still exist," she

The fishers were upset to see the FISH-run
boatworks facility being used for pleasure craft
work, while commercial fishers have nowhere
to work on their boats.
Guthrie said he was threatened by a FISH
member when he parked his boat near the trap
yard at the end of 119th Street West. He said the
member threatened to have his boat "chopped
up," if he left it there.
"What I see is people who were not born
and raised here working on their sailboats and
we aren't allowed to do anything with our fish-
ing boats," said Guthrie. "There are 50 sailboats
over there belonging to people I have never seen
in my life."
Guthrie said he has lived in Cortez his whole
life and didn't even recognize most of the FISH
board members.
Ibasfalean and other board members said
they were happy to see commercial fishers at a
FISH meeting.
"I have been trying for two years to get you
all to come," said Ibasfalean.
FISH member Karen Bell said she wasn't
sure FISH could help in the same capacity as an
OFF organization.
"They are more like lobbyists, who help
with getting laws changed," she said. "We are a
nonprofit. It's two totally different things."
However, FISH expressed a willingness to
help local fishers get access to the boatworks
As of Islander press time, the fishers and
boatworks committee will have met to discuss
options to create a boat-repair facility compat-
ible with the needs of the Cortez working fish-

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"We applaud what happened before us. We're going
to build on it, and build an even better place," he said,
adding his thanks to voters for their support.
Grossman and Titsworth also ousted longtime incum-
bents, Sandy Haas-Martens, a two-time commission
chair, and John Monetti, who also served on the city's
planning commission for five years.
A member of the commission since 1998, Haas-
Martens lobbied for the city's interests on regional and
state levels, and objected to state laws that infringed on
the city's home-rule authority as president of Manasota
League of Cities and board member of the Florida League
of Cities.
As to the election results, she said, "The citizens
spoke. And we'll see what happens."
Haas-Martens said she's enjoyed her years as a
commissioner, and expects to continue her community
involvement with 4-H, Kiwanis Club, Take Stock in
Children and, possibly, as an ex-officio member of the
Manasota League of Cities.
"I keep busy. It's OK," she said.
Monetti had not returned a call at press time.
During his six years as a commissioner, Monetti
championed an implementation of a 30-day minimum
restriction on the R-1 zoning district, and was director of
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association's Sarasota
chapter on government affairs.
"The people of the island won," Grossman said.
Originally from Philadelphia, and a Florida resident
since age 13, Grossman holds a doctorate in educational
research from the University of Georgia and master's
and bachelor's degrees from the University of Miami. He
taught art at both universities, and in Florida elementary
and secondary schools.
His campaign emphasized the need to address the
city's out-of-scale rentals, and return Holmes Beach to
authentic, old Florida.
Also concerned with development, Titsworth, who
operates Shoreline Builders with her husband, on election
night said, "We're getting our island back."
In recent months, Titsworth has recommended
stepped-up enforcement of city and state building codes,
and the city has adopted some of her suggestions, includ-

ing requirements that builders provide surveys, parking
and stormwater retention plans before a certificate of
occupancy is issued by the city.
Titsworth, the granddaughter of John "Jack" Holmes
Sr., for whom the city was named, proved to be the top
votegetter, with 1,628 votes. She won 36.46 percent of
the vote in the four-person race.
Voters had a choice of two for commissioner on the
ballot, and Grossman was the second top vote-getter, win-
ning with 1,142 votes or 25.58 percent.
Monti will take office, which pays a $12,000 annual

FISH's mission statement reads, "Dedicated to the
promotion, education and preservation of Cortez and
Florida's commercial fishing and other traditional mari-
time cultures, including the environment upon which
these communities depend."
FISH is heavily involved in conservation efforts
throughout Cortez, including its historical structures,
95-acre preserve and coastline.
Bell said the preservation efforts of FISH are benefi-
cial to commercial fishermen to stop further development
in the community and its coastline.
FISH secretary Joe Kane said the board already has
been discussing more ways to get commercial fishermen
involved with the boatworks facility.
"We want them there," he said. "Go to the meet-
ing, and you' 11 see we are going to design this thing for

Florida Institutefor
Saltwater Heritage
board member Debbie
Ibasfalean has a
discussion with fishers
Nov. 5 about what the
fishers say is a lack
of interest in helping "
the commercial fish-
ing industry. Islander
Photo: Mark Young

salary, for a two-year term. The commissioners also will
serve two-year terms, and earn a $6,000 annual salary.
Fourteen-year incumbent Commissioner Sandy Haas-
Martens had 832 votes, John Monetti, who first won a
seat on the commission in 2006, tallied 862 votes.
The swearing-in for the new officials will take place at
9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Judy Holmes Tits-
worth won a spot on
the Holmes Beach
city commission
Nov. 6. She stands
at city hall, 5801


Marina Drive, next
to a plaque honor-
ing her grandfather,
John "Jack" Holmes
Sr., for whom the city
was named. Islander
Photo: Kathy Pruc-

Stiles owns a condo in Bradenton Beach. "She missed the
first round of applicants," he said, which had failed to find
a replacement for Kelly. But she shared with him early
on in their talks that she had been traveling from Tampa
to Maine and reading The Islander on the airplane when
she saw the center was looking for a new director and
quickly applied.
"She really stood out," Teitelbaum said. "We are
lucky to get her."
Stiles will attend weekly staff meetings by telecon-
ference call or in person until she has completed her obli-
gations in Maine.
"The passion of my core is for the community," Stiles
said. "I am very anxious and excited to assume the role
of executive director of the community center and to get
to know my neighbors and members of the Anna Maria
Island community," she said.
Stiles has a bachelor's degree from the University of
Maine, as well as a master's degree from UM in social
work, and also holds a clinical social workers license.

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Commissioner-elect Marvin Grossman, left, and Mayor-
elect Carmel Monti, right, enjoy coffee and conversa-
tion the morning after the election at Divine Caffe, 3228
E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, with owners Nan Manos
and John Manos. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

Sandblast skipping a year
Keep Manatee Beautiful confirmed that America
Recycles Day at Sandblast will not occur on Anna Maria
Island in 2012.
The sand-sculpting contest traditionally took place
the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Last year, Sandblast
took place at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes
Beach. In prior years, the event took place south of the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton
KMB, sponsors of the event, said in an email, "We
are planning for a bigger and better event for 2013 at
Manatee Public Beach. We are having discussions with
the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Rotary Club of Anna
Maria, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and the
(Manatee County) Tourist Development Council."

Anna Maria Commissioner-elect Nancy Yetter said
that although she has more than 25 years experience in
administration in private sector businesses, she is unable
to accept the position of commission chair due to family
issues in Tampa.

Island clerks help count election returns

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
While Manatee County Supervisor of Elections
Bob Sweat reported no election-day irregularities, there
were a couple of firsts for Anna Maria Island this elec-
tion season.
It was the first election cycle that Anna Maria city
clerk Alice Baird joined the Manatee County canvass-
ing board that checks for stray marks, questionable sig-
natures and other problems on the ballots absentee,
military and overseas citizens, early voting and those
cast Nov. 6.
After the Nov. 8 count of provisional ballots -
from those voters who voted but their eligibility was
being verified remaining for the board, including
Baird, is a Nov. 16 meeting to account for the overseas
citizens and military ballots. Then, according to Sweat,
the vote will be final.
Baird replaced Manatee County Commissioner
John Chappie on the three-person canvassing board that
includes Sweat and 12th Circuit Court Judge Robert A.
Chappie, who was running unopposed for his seat,
said he relinquished his spot on the board because he
was supporting a candidate in a contested race. Baird
also replaced Chappie during the primary canvassing
earlier in the year.
"It's quite exciting," she said. "Luckily, I have Bob
Sweat and Judge Farrance they're experts at it."
Baird's service on the board connects with another
first for the island and the city of Holmes Beach.
"This is the first time that the county serves as the
Anna Maria city --I-
clerk Alice Baird .s..
and Holmes Beach -
clerk Stacey John- -
ston at the Manatee 'iljl .I -
County Supervisor
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Circuit Court Judge Robert A. Farrance, left, Anna
Maria city clerk Alice Baird and retiring Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat pour
over Nov. 6 ballots selectedfor canvassing before
announcing the unofficial vote was tallied. Islander
Photos: Kathy Prucnell

canvassing board for our city election," said Holmes
Beach city clerk Stacey Johnston.
In January 2011, in a move to avoid duplicate can-
vassing efforts, the city changed the process to use the
county's board when a municipal election is held in
conjunction with a county, state or federal election.
In other firsts in the election that saw "unbe-
lievable number requests for and return of absentee
ballots," according to Sweat the supervisor called
on Johnston to help with the flood of mail-in ballots.
There had been 52,000 requests for absentee bal-
lots that went out and 82 percent were returned, and
the county office was shorthanded.
Johnston worked all day opening the absentee bal-
lots that arrived at the supervisor of elections office
Nov. 6.
Sweat summed it up, "This has been a heck of the

4 E NOV. 14, 2012 U THE ISLANDER

Heavy turnout Nov. 6 of Island voters

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Voter turnout on Anna Maria Island was particularly
heavy. especially in Holmes Beach where voting was up
68.6 percent from 2011, according to the Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections website.
In the 2011 Holmes Beach election 2,649 votes were
cast for city commissioners, while the figure jumped to
4,465 in 2012. Voters were able to cast a ballot for two
of the four candidates.
First-time commission candidates Judy Titsworth
and Marvin Grossman won seats with 1,628 and 1,143
respectively. Incumbents Sandy Haas-Martens and John
Monetti tallied 832 and 862 votes respectively.
Carmel Monti upset incumbent Mayor Rich Bohnen-
berger 1,318 to 1,103.
Countywide, 85,616 votes went to the Romney/Ryan

Republican ticket while the Obama/Bieden Democrat
candidates had 66,476.
There were no commission or mayor candidates in
either Anna Maria or Holmes Beach.
Volunteer poll workers at both Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church and St. Bernard Catholic Church polling stations
in Holmes Beach said lines were long early in the morn-
"This was the bi .t*l turnout I've ever seen," said a
poll worker at Gloria Dei of her 12th election.
The same sentiments were echoed by volunteers at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, where poll workers were
greeted by a line of people at 7 a.m., a poll volunteer
i> \ l seen anything like this," he said.
In Anna Maria, with no city elections on the ballot,
the turnout was slow and steady all day for voters to cast

ballots in county, state and federal offices.
A lot of people voted absentee or did early voting,
one worker at the Roser Memorial Community Church
polling station suggested.
"It's been steady all day, but we never had a big
rush," she said.
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New commission chair expected in Holmes Beach

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
It's likely a new chair will be appointed when the
Holmes Beach City Commission meets for its organiza-
tional meeting at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at city hall,
5801 Marina Drive.
Carmel Monti will be sworn in as the new mayor.
Two new commissioners, Judy Holmes Titsworth and
Marvin Grossman, also will be sworn in.
The new commissioners will join Commissioner Pat
Morton, on the dais since 2003, and Commissioner Jean
Peelen, elected in November 2011 and current Commis-
sion Chair David Zaccagnino.
"I think it' 11 be a change for the better more com-
munity friendly," Morton said about the election of the
three challengers.
While Morton said he'd pass on accepting the leader-
ship position, he anticipated a new commissioner will be
appointed to the post.
After the vote results came in Nov. 6 at the Manatee

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
The first major ruling in Holmes Beach's lawsuit
against Bradenton Beach and Sandpiper Resort Co-op
over 27th Street gave something to both sides.
Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Diana Moreland
entered an order Nov. 1 allowing the suit to continue
- but also agreed with Bradenton Beach's motion
that questioned whether Holmes Beach has a sufficient
stake in the controversy, or legal standing, to bring the
"The judge is requiring that Holmes Beach clar-
ify its authority to make a claim for property outside
its boundary," said Bradenton Beach attorney Chuck
Johnson of Blalock Walters PA of Bradenton, who
filed the motion to dismiss the lawsuit in July.
In the ruling, Holmes Beach was given 10 days
to amend the complaint allegations about its right to
bring suit on behalf of its citizens who utilize the right
of way, and the city, which uses it for municipal drain-
age purposes.
With respect to the part of Bradenton Beach motion

County Supervisor of Elections office, Zaccagnino, who
was present at the SOE, recognized the new complexion
of the board.
"There's a lot of change. The people have spoken.
I think I'll be able to work with all the new elected offi-
cials," he said.
Zaccagnino also recognized the accomplishments of
the mayor and current commission.
"This commission and this mayor has kept the ship
steady and kept taxes low for the past five years when
other folks have been raising taxes," he said.
They have maintained the city's workforce, he added,
along with some raises, a strong budget and surplus.
Zaccagnino said, "It is amazing what the mayor and
commission have done when things have been really,
really tough, probably the toughest economic times I'll
see in my lifetime.
"Hopefully, the next commission is able to keep the
tradition, and keep those things in mind and keep us in
the right direction," he said.

Pier, Coquina concession alcohol service on BB agenda

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners will discuss the
Historic Bridge Street Pier reconstruction project and
a possible permit for the sale of beer and wine at the
Coquina Beach Park Cafe at their meeting at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15.
The city pier team announced Nov. 7 that ZNS Engi-
neering was the lone firm to respond to the city's request
for proposal following fallout with the engineer of record,
Charles Sago of Sago and Sago Engineering.
Negotiations with Sago and Sago stalled over insur-
ance concerns, and city attorney Ricinda Perry was autho-
rized by the commission to issue an RFP to hire a new
firm for services related to the pier project.
Commissioners will consider accepting the ZNS
Engineer bid at their Nov. 15 meeting.
Earlier this month, building official Steve Gilbert
was tasked with working with ZNS to adjust the bid. The
ZNS bid was almost double that of Sago and Sago, but

Gilbert said the bid included many items that were not
necessary to the project.
He said when those items were removed, it would
bring the cost down. However, Commissioner Ric Gate-
house did not want to authorize the contract with a cap
of $30,000, saying he would prefer the items be removed
The bid does not include the actual construction
Commissioners also will consider a conditional use
permit for the sale of beer and wine at the Coquina Beach
Park Cafe, a permit they rejected earlier this year.
Since then, United Parks Services Inc., the conces-
sion operator, as well as Manatee County Parks and
Recreation director Cindy Turner have been working to
address the city's concerns and gain approval.
Public meetings were held with the two sides to iron
out law enforcement and safety concerns.
Commission meetings are held at Bradenton Beach
City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.

that the court denied, Johnson said, "The judge deter-
mined, while confusing, the minimum requirements to
go forward with the action for declaratory judgment
have been met."
Holmes Beach filed the lawsuit in May asking the
court to declare public that part of the street east of
Gulf Drive ending at Sarasota Bay.
The street is the divider between city of Holmes
Beach and the Sandpiper Resort, a mobile home coop-
erative in Bradenton Beach.
The lawsuit also seeks a court order requiring the
Sandpiper to remove gates and private property signs
from a Sandpiper fence, and to remove part of the fence
for access to adjoining properties in Holmes Beach.
The ruling came six days after Sandpiper attorney
Charles Webb filed a counterclaim to stop the city of
Holmes Beach from using public funds for a private
Webb also filed a second motion to dismiss, alleg-
ing the city of Holmes Beach failed to properly exer-
cise its appeal rights following a Dec. 4, 2008, quasi-
judicial decision by the city of Bradenton Beach.

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Voters went to the polls in Anna Maria in steady num-
bers all day, election workers reported, and there was
no waiting. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Anna Maria City
Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., education, environment
enhancement committee.
Nov. 15, 6 p.m., city commission swearing in and
Nov. 19, Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
Nov. 21, 3:45 p.m., charter meeting
Nov. 22, 6 p.m. city commission CAN-
Nov. 27, 2 p.m., historical preservation.
Nov. 27, 4:30 p.m., charter meeting.
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. 19, 1 p.m., swearing in.
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.
Nov. 27, land development code meeting CAN-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 15, 10 a.m., code enforcement CAN-
Nov. 19, 9 a.m., city commission swearing in and
Nov. 20, 7 p.m., city commission.
Nov. 27, 7 p.m., city commission CAN-
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
Nov. 14, 4 p.m., Palma Sola Scenic Highway Cor-
ridor Management Entity Committee, ninth-floor confer-
ence room.
Nov. 27, 9 a.m., county commission.
Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m., Manatee County Legislative Del-
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

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

Of Interest
Government offices and The Islander will be closed
for Thanksgiving, Nov. 22-23.
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Holmes Beach clears path to 27th Street suit

THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 14, 2012 5 5

77 percent voter turnout in
Holmes Beach
By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
The Nov. 6 voter turnout in Holmes Beach was the
largest in recent history.
Of the 3,323 registered voters in Holmes Beach,
2,573 cast ballots in the general election a 77 percent
turnout according to Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections deputy chief Sharon Stief.
There were 910 absentee ballots and 117 who cast
ballots in early voting between Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at the
supervisor's Bradenton office.
At precinct 92, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, voters
cast 452 absentee ballots and early voting brought in 60
From precinct 93, St. Bernard's Catholic Church,
there were 458 absentee ballots and 57 ballots cast from
early voting.
"It's very good," Stief said, adding, "Manatee County
had a total of 73 percent."
The city has a population of 3,840, according to the city
website, down from 4,966 in the 2000 census.
The city registered a 30 percent turnout in the
November 2011 election, according to Holmes Beach
city clerk Stacey Johnston.
That year, voters re-elected incumbents Commission-
ers David Zaccagnino and Pat Morton and also elected
newcomer Jean Peelen.
In 2008, there were no citywide races when Demo-
crat Barack Obama ran against Republican John McCain
for the White House.
"There were three candidates, three positions and no
race," said Johnston.
There was a 55 percent voter turnout in Holmes Beach
for the 2004 presidential election when George W. Bush
defeated John Kerry, according to The Islander archives.
That year, Carol Whitmore, now county commis-
sioner, ran unopposed for mayor and Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens and Roger Lutz retained their commission seats.
In 2000, when George W. Bush ran against Al Gore
at the top of the ballot, the city had a 67.7 percent turnout,
according to the Islander archives.

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While the nation and Island cities held elections
Nov. 6, Anna Maria's elections won't be until the city
commission's organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thurs-
day, Nov. 15.
The delay is due to the fact that no one applied or
qualified to run for mayor.
The city charter says a new com-
mission meets as soon as possible fol-
S S lowing the November elections and is
.. l sworn into office. The commission then
S elects a commission chair, who also is
the vice mayor.
SueLynn In Anna Maria's case, there is no
mayor, so the commission chair-vice
mayor assumes the role of mayor, according to the char-
That then leaves a vacancy on the commission that
commissioners must fill.
Three people have filled out applications for the

vacancy: Former Commissioners Gene Aubry and Tom
Aposporos and planning and zoning board member Carl
The vacant seat must be filled by a majority vote of
the four remaining commissioners.
Once a fifth commissioner is appointed and sworn,
the now-five member commission elects a new commis-
sion chair and vice chair.
Incumbent Commissioner Chuck Webb and Com-
missioner-elect Nancy Yetter have both said they have
other responsibilities that prevent them from becoming
Commissioners John Quam and Dale Woodland also
have said they do not want to serve as mayor.
That leaves Commissioner SueLynn, who was mayor
from 2002-06. She said she would accept the commission
chair, and thus become the mayor, because there's no one
else left.
"And I have the experience. I'd love to remain a
commissioner, but I will accept the position if elected,"
she said.

Readers on tap to vote 'best of the best'

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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Islander newspaper
announces the "best of the best"
awards for Anna Maria Island:
"The Islander Star, Best of AMI

Voting will be available only
to those readers who receive home
T delivery on Anna Maria Island,
F 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

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. 21 print edition of The
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Times change
It seems almost ( \ t iling changes with time. Elec-
tions surely do. So many years ago prior to the 1976
election of President Jimmy Carter, candidate Carter
paid a visit to Anna Maria Island.
Can you imagine the chaos resulting from the
Obama-Romney campaigns had either of them planned
a stop on AMI?
I don't know what brought Carter here, but he paid
a visit to the community center then known as the
youth center and the kids (mine included) lined up
around the half-court gym to meet and shake hands with
the presidential wannabe.
"Hello, I'm Jimmy Carter.... Hello, I want to be
your next president .... Hello, I'm Jimmy Carter," he
said as he greeted each of the island kids, one by one,
shaking their hands. Until he got to one pertinent young
man, who, when told, "Hello, I'm hoping to be your
next president," replied "Sure, buddy."
Well, sure enough.
This comes to mind in light of an Associated Press
report on Election Day that Carter had issued a blister-
ing indictment of the U.S. electoral process, saying it is
shot through with "financial corruption" that threatens
American democracy.
Well, what can we expect so long as we leave it to
legislators to regulate the process by which they keep
their jobs?
If anyone wants to see change, they'll need to set
caps, void outsider, PACs and party spending, and limit
the period of "on air" advertising to about 3 months
before the election. Wouldn't that go a long way?
But closer to home, the states are left to regulate
elections, and counties are left to manage each with a
supervisor of elections in whatever manner of voting
methods and early voting procedures they choose.
This past year, Republican legislators in Florida
saw to it to remove the final Sunday of early voting,
essentially reasoning some Democrats would wait to
vote Sunday and be disappointed, and then be unable
to vote on Election Day. Don't ask. It's true.
This came at the time when early voting and absen-
tee voting for an ever-increasing working population
- is on the rise almost everywhere.
And yet, in spite of the increases in early voting,
Manatee County's supervisor off the hook since he
resigned earlier in the year maintained only one early
voting location in the county's 113 precincts.
Yet the SOE is charged with getting out the vote,
increasing voter registration and turnout.
We're left to hope an older termed-out legislator,

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get to work on better voting practices and make a dif-
Change is sorely needed on all counts.

Speaking of fragile
It seems a strong, guiding document such as the
Anna Maria city charter the bible, really, for how
the city exists and operates would stand the test of
But as we learned from this year's election process,
and especially lacking a candidate for the open mayor's
seat, the charter, just like the folks who put it together
and revised it over the years, is fallible.
The charter review committee, now addressing the
document for future revisions, has a great task.
And the city, on Nov. 15, will have an arduous task
to appoint someone from among five commissioners to
become mayor, and then fill the just-vacated commis-
sion seat from the electorate.
Fortunately in spite of the fact no one ran for
mayor and only two candidates ran for the two com-
mission seats, there are three qualified people ready
and willing to serve the city as an appointed commis-
Former Commissioners Tom Aposporos and Gene
Aubry apparently would like to return to the dais, and
along with them, Carl Pearman, who has served on a
number of city committees, rounds out the possibili-
Anna Maria is lucky to have anyone ready to serve
of such character and dedication as this trio of citizens
The mystery remains as to who will step up to take
over as mayor. It can't be an easy choice, because the
mayor is an administrator, not a legislator, and has no
vote on matters.
And if no one accepts the mayor's post? Hello
again, Mayor Mike Selby?
Stay tuned.
Bonner Joy

Thanks to more than 800
Feeding Children Everywhere delivered a palette
of packaged meals and three truckloads of donated
canned food to Roser Memorial Community Church in
Anna Maria following the Nov. 3 food packing event
in Holmes Beach.
The remainder of more than 100,000 meals packed
by more than 800 volunteers and an enormous amount
of donated food was delivered to the Food Bank of
Manatee in Bradenton at 7:30 p.m. the same night. The
Bradenton food bank distributed to more than 100 agen-
cies that serve needy people locally.
I visited the Roser food bank Nov. 4, and it's safe
to say they are packed up for distribution and ready to
go! Yea!
The Manatee County food bank distributes to more
than 100 agencies throughout the county, including
schools, so they will manage distribution of the remain-
der of our effort.
Kim Darnell and Mary Selby, co-chairs of Feeding
Children Everywhere, Anna Maria Island

Many thanks,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my
family, friends and the citizens of Holmes Beach who
have supported me since March of 1998 as their city
commissioner, and as their fire commissioner from 1992
to 1998.
It's been my pleasure to represent the city, make
new friendships while reducing our taxes and provid-
ingreserves for the future.
Holmes Beach is the best place in the world to live
and I wish the city good luck in the future.
God bless the city of Holmes Beach.
Sandy Haas-Martens, Holmes Beach

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Travis Lofland, the fisherman and star of Discovery
Channel's "Deadliest Catch," also is an author.
Lofland will be appearing at at Anna Maria Island
Accommodations and the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, i oBERIN
315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, to sign copies of "Catch! Dan-
gerous Tales and Manly Recipes from the Bering Sea ."
Lofland will sign the cookbooks, co-written with
chef Jason Lofland, 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, during
the monthly Pine Avenue Porch Party. And Chris Powers
of AMI Accommodations will be cooking up some food
using recipes from "Catch!"
Lofland also will sign books 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 17.
At both events, Lofland will be raising money for a
friend, a survivor of lung cancer.
Also, he'll talk with Anna Maria Island Privateer Tim
"Hammer" Thompson on AMI Radio, amiradio.com, at 9
a.m. Nov. 16.
For more information, call AMI Accommodations at
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'Deadliest Catch'
stars at local party
Travis Lofland, a deckhand
on an Alaskan king crab
fishing boat on Discov-
ery Channel's "Deadliest
Catch," visits Anna Maria
Island to help plan the Nov.
16 Pine Avenue Porch Party
with Mike Brinson, left,
Lofland, and Susan Brinson,
owners of Anna Maria Island
Vacations and the Flip-Flop
Shop and Candy Stop, 315
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and
their porch party chef Clh ,
Powers. Islander Photos.
Kathy Prucnell

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T e Islander

Headlines from the Nov. 13, 2002,
issue of The Islander
The Florida Department of Transportation said it
would hold a meeting at St. Bernard Catholic Church to
present the results of its cost analysis of the 47-year-old
Anna Maria Island Bridge. The DOT said it would pres-
ent three options, including construction of a 21-foot high
clearance bridge with two traffic lanes and emergency
siding for about $30 million. The other two options would
be refurbish or rehabilitate the bridge.
The Geyer family of Holmes Beach, which oper-
ated Duffy's Tavern at the Gulf Drive-Manatee Avenue
intersection for more than 30 years, announced they had
purchased and would relocate Duffy's to Island Auto
Body and Sales, 313 59th St., Holmes Beach, as soon
as permits were obtained. The lease on the land where
the former Duffy's was located was not renewed.
With unseasonably cold weather in northern states
and Canada, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
executive director Mary Ann Brockman said winter resi-
dents were returning to Anna Maria Island earlier than
usual. Susan Estler of the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau said requests for information on
winter rentals were running 10 percent higher than in
November 2001.

Date Low -High Rainfall
Nov. 4 61 79 0
Nov. 5 65 ,77 0
Nov. 6 61 75 0:35
Nov. 7 61 70 0
Nov. 8 -50 68 0
Nov. 9-A 46 75 0
Nov. 10 53 78 0
Average area Gulf water temperature 70.70
24-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m.

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ICE investigation continues, 8 arrested

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
The state and federal immigration investigation in
Holmes Beach appears to have widened with the arrest
of eight men.
Florida Department of Financial Services press sec-
retary Anna Alexopoulos last week reported the following
arrests and charges:
Sept. 19: Miguel Damian Jimenz, workers' com-
pensation fraud.
Oct. 16: Emanuel Centeno-Hernandez, workers'
compensation fraud.
Oct. 16: Frank Enriquez-Lechuga, immigration.
Oct. 16: Gabriel Chavez-Gonzalez, immigration.
Oct. 16: Arturo Andablo, immigration, also listed
as Arturo Andaulotovar by the Pinellas County Sheriff's
Oct. 18: Jaime Basilio, workers' compensation
Nov. 2: Angel Medina Palacios, workers' compen-
sation fraud.
Nov. 2: Ricardo Cruz-Ceron, workers' compensa-
tion fraud.
Alexopoulos said she could not provide further
explanation due to the ongoing investigation. Three men
were booked into Pinellas County jail on Oct. 16 and
have since been released.
Jiminez, Centeno-Hernandez, Basilio-Chavez,
Medina Palacios and Cruz-Ceron were arrested and
booked into Manatee County jail on workers' compen-
sation fraud charges based on a state law that makes it
unlawful to present any false, fraudulent or misleading
information as evidence of a person's identity to obtain
According to the report on Centeno-Hernandez, his
arrest is part of an investigation that involves at least 18
individuals who at one time worked for Beach to Bay
Construction and presented false Social Security numbers
or alien registration cards to procure employment.
The construction company is located at 5702 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
A raid of several Beach to Bay work sites in Holmes

Beach by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Agency and the DFS, Division of Insurance Fraud, netted
some arrests. The company had 15 ongoing projects at the
time of the raid, according to its president Scott Eason.
Eason denied the men under investigation worked
for his company. In two emails in October, he stated a
subcontractor may have been their employer. As of The
Islander press time, Eason has not responded to inquiries
to clarify the employment discrepancy.
Jimenez, Centeno-Hernandez, Basilio-Chavez and
Cruz-Ceron have pleaded not guilty and filed demands
for jury trials in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court.
As of last week, Centeno-Hernandez and Cruz-Ceron
were in jail on $500, and $3,000 bond, respectively.
Centeno-Hernandez is on ICE hold, according to
court records.
An ICE hold enables the federal agency, working
with local law enforcement officials who have detained
suspected illegal immigrants in their jails, to hold the
suspects for possible deportation.
Although the recent DFS lists Nov. 2 as an arrest
date, according to Manatee County public information
officer Dave Bristow, Medina Palacios was booked into
Manatee County jail Aug. 20, placed on an ICE hold and
was "released to ICE on Oct. 17."
According to Manatee County jail officials, ICE has
48 hours, after a jail sentence is served or a decision not
to file charges is made, to take a suspect into federal
The workers not only face charges under state law,
but possible deportation under the federal immigration's
enforcement removal division.
In addition, the ICE Homeland Security division can
levy federal charges against employers who hire undocu-
mented workers.
About the ICE hold recently released on Basilio-
Chavez, ICE spokesperson Carissa Cutrell said her
agency determined he "did not meet the agency's priori-
ties." She said ICE canceled the detainer, although it can
readdress the case if he is found guilty on state charges.
"ICE considers a number of factors when the agency
chooses to exercise prosecutorial discretion, including


Holmes Beach's Divine Cafe owner John Manos,
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and Anna
Maria's Sign of the Mermaid owner Andrea Spring set
to their task of judging in the Oct. 31 city hall pumpkin
pie contest. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

HB code clerk wins 'Best' pie
The votes are in.
Code enforcement clerk Jan Gorman's chiffon pump-
kin pie won the "Best" pumpkin pie award in the Oct. 31
Holmes Beach City Hall contest.
Second place went to Robyn Kinkopf with her pump-
kin nog pie. Holmes Beach police clerk Chris Hanula
came in third with her pumpkin whoppie pies.
Not only did winners take home affirmation of their
superior baking skills, they were awarded surprise tro-
phies, "Good," "Better" and "Best," by public works
clerk Susan Lonzo.
The seven pies entered in the contest were judged
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by Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, Divine Cafe of Holmes
Beach owner John Manos, and Sign of the Mermaid's
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criminal history, family status and length of presence in
the United States," she said.
On Centeno-Heradez, she said ICE lodged an immi-
gration detainer and, due to two prior misdemeanor con-
victions, ICE considers him a priority for immigration




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Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Nov. 1, 500 block of North Shore Drive, harassing phone
calls. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a
report of harassing phone calls. According to the report, a female
complainant said her former boyfriend, with whom she had been
involved in a domestic disturbance, was harassing her through his
sister. The boyfriend, who is in jail, contacted his sister to ask the
ex-girlfriend to stop contacting his family. The complainant felt
this was harassment. The deputy advised both parties not to contact
one another and they agreed.
Nov. 2, 500 block of South Drive, domestic disturbance.
A husband and wife were arguing. A MCSO deputy reported no
violence occurred and the husband voluntarily left the residence
to resolve the situation.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Nov. 8, 700 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic distur-
bance. Two male relatives began arguing with one another over
one of them doing drugs. Bradenton Beach Police responded to
investigate, but the officer reported that those involved refused to
cooperate, saying it was a family issue. One of the men agreed to
leave for the night..
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Oct. 32, address deleted, contributing to the delinquency
of a minor. A report was filed in May that a woman's boyfriend
was doing LSD in front of her children, and that she was allow-
ing the boyfriend to hit her children with a belt and his hands. An
investigation found no evidence of physical abuse, but accord-
ing to the report, the drug use in front of the children "may have
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Nov. 3, 100 block of 49th Street, animal problem. A Holmes
Beach Police Department officer responded to a call of abandoned
animals, after receiving a call of dogs barking. The complainant
reported he had not seen anyone at the home of where the dogs
were for three days. The officer peered into the window and saw
three large dogs. He contacted animal control, which said it would
issue a 24-hour notice at the home. If the homeowner did not
respond within 24 hours, animal control would enter and take the

Nov. 3,4300 Second Ave., suspicious circumstance. A HBPD
officer observed a 51-year-old man and 23-year-old woman at a
construction site. Upon making contact with them, the two said they
were there to perform caulk work. The officer was unable to contact
the construction company to confirm their employment. A second
officer arrived and identified the female as a suspect in an arson
case and the man as the victim. The two left the construction site
and police later learned the female was not allowed to be in contact
with the man per a court order.
Nov. 4, 4100 block of Fifth Avenue, animal problem. A
complainant reported that a possibly rabid raccoon was roaming
the playground area near his residence. Police were unable to locate
the animal.
Nov. 3, 5313 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Police made contact
with a husband and wife arguing in the parking lot of the Eat Here
Restaurant in regards to a cell phone. No physical contact had been
made and the couple said they just wanted to go home.
Nov. 4, 100 block of 77th Street, vehicle burglary While on
patrol, a HBPD officer observed a vehicle near the beach access. A
window was down and the glove box was open. The officer tracked
down the renter of the vehicle, who reported a missing purse valued
at $600. She told police she also had $300 and credit cards in the
missing purse.
Nov. 4, 4300 block of Gulf Drive, burglary Two bicycles
valued at $260 were reported stolen from a garage.
Nov. 4, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, criminal mischief.
A HBPD officer responded to a possible burglary where he discov-
ered a door had been pried open. The officer called the out-of-town
homeowners and determined that nothing appeared to be missing
per their conversation. All of the home's electronics were in place
and the couple said nothing else of value was in the home, but that
they would be returning soon and double check for missing items.
Fingerprints were secured at the scene.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from
the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and
Manatee County Sheriff's Office.


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nessy, right, gives a stirring and emotional Veterans
Day speech for the inaugural celebration. Bridge Street
Merchants member Adam Jenkins, left, organized the
event, and presented ShIIiglIhi, \ \ and the Palma Sola
VFW Post 10141 commemorative plaques for their
participation in what they hope will be an annual
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Stargazers gather at a Local Group of Deep Sky
Observers event on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch.
Islander Photo: Courtesy LGDSO

Astronomy club invites
island stargazers
The Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, Manatee-
Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, will station
telescopes at Holmes Beach City Hall field at sunset
Saturday, Dec. 22, for island stargazers.
The group also will hold a stargazing event from
sunset about 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Riv-
erview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota.
The calendar for 2013 includes stargazing March 16
in Holmes Beach, Jan. 19 and April 20 on Lakewood
Ranch's Main Street and Feb. 16 and May 18 at Riv-
erview High.
Participation is free.
For more information, call Brian Hawkes at 941-342-
9632 or go to www.lgdso.com.

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Vitamin Seas Health Food Store and wellness coach
Alec Grae will demonstrate making green smoothies
6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the store, 3228 E.
Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. For reservations and infor-
mation, call 941-779-5015. Islander Courtesy Photo

Richard O'Brien will address the Anna Maria Island
Democratic Club at noon Monday, Nov. 19, at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Islander Photo: Courtesy O'Brien for Mayor of
Bradenton Campaign

Island Dems meet for
lunch, postelection talk
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will
hold a lunch meeting at noon Monday, Nov. 19, at the
Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
The luncheon features USF professor Richard
O'Brien, chair of the Manatee County Democratic Party,
and a review of the 2012 election results. O'Brien ran for
mayor in Bradenton against incumbent Wayne Poston,
who won a fourth term on Nov. 6.
Lunch is $12 for members, $15 for guests. Reserva-
tions are not required.
For more information, contact Harry G. Kamberis at
kamberishg@yahoo.com or 941-779-0564.

Examples of Jim Ross'photographic techniques can
be found in "Through the Looking Glass," an exhibit
of his work through Dec. 11 at the Anna Maria Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Islander
Courtesy Photo

Bazaar to benefit chapel
An opportunity to get a jump on holiday shopping
will soon be available at Longboat Island Chapel.
A holiday bazaar featuring chic and unique gifts will
be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the chapel,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
There will be jewelry, artwork, crafts, baked goods
and books with authors on hand for signing, and more.
For more information, call Janet Herman at 941-383-
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Anna Maria Island Privateers are polishing sleigh
bells and decorating their float for the annual Christmas
parade and holiday party.
This year's event will be Saturday, Dec. 8.
The parade begins at about 10 a.m. at Bayfront Park
in Anna Maria and travels south, mostly along Gulf Drive,
to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
Entries, which must be motorized and peddled and
should be decorated for the holidays, will assemble at
Bayfront at 9:30 a.m.
At Coquina at about 11:30 a.m., AMIP hosts an open
house and party, with Santa handing out presents to chil-
dren and pirates serving hot dogs and soda pop free to
kids and for a modest donation from adults.
To register for the parade, go to amiprivateers.mem-
For more information, call parade chair Greg "Wiz"
Luzier at 941-752-5973.

Publix hosts Stuff
the Bus food drive
Publix will host a Stuff the Bus drive to collect
canned donations for the Food Bank of Manatee. A bus
will be stationed at the Anna Maria Island Publix, 3900
East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, Saturday, Nov. 17, and
Sunday, Nov. 18.
The Food Bank of Manatee, School District of
Manatee County and United Way of Manatee County
are sponsoring the campaign in partnership with several
Organizers hope to collect 130,000 pounds of dona-
tions at 14 Publix stores.
Store hours at the Holmes Beach Publix are 7:30
a.m.-9:30 p.m.
For more information, call 941-778-5422.

Roser hosts community
Thanksgiving dinner
Volunteers with Roser Memorial Community Church
will serve a Thanksgiving feast.
The dinner, at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 22, is the
church's 10th annual and offered to anyone in need, who
doesn't have family in the area or is unable to prepare a
holiday meal with all the trimmings.
Also on Thanksgiving, Roser will hold a service in
the chapel at 10 a.m.
Seating is limited and reservations are requested by
Sunday, Nov. 18. To make a reservation or to volunteer
with preparing or serving the dinner, call the church office
at 941-778-0414.
Roser is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

LBK Kiwanis sponsors
lawn party
The Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party for chil-
dren's charities will be held noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
17, at the Longboat Key Club and Resort, 301 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key, the
party will feature signature dishes from Sarasota, Long-
boat Key and Anna Maria Island restaurants.
Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Tickets are available at Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf
Drive S., Bradenton Beach, as well as Longboat Key and
Sarasota locations.
Event proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs
of Manatee and Sarasota counties, Big Brothers Big Sis-
ters of the Sun Coast, Children First and the Child Protec-
tion Center.
For more information, call Donna Condon at 941-

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at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
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Annunciation to host
opera concert
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
host "An Evening of Opera in the Middle of the
Afternoon" 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the church,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The concert will feature well-known operas,
including "Carmen," "La Boheme," "Hansel and
Gretel," "Le nozza di Figaro," "Die Fledermaus,"
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Youth fromfour area Lutheran congregations deliver a
sea of bags holding holiday dinners to the sanctuary of
Gloria Dei Lutheran church, 6608 Marina Drive. The
groups packed the bags and made greeting cards as
part of their Being Neighbor project. Islander Photo:
Courtesy David Stasney

Thanksgiving dinner packed, ready at Gloria Dei
More than 85 youth and leaders from four Mana-
tee congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in America filled more than 200 shopping bags for their
Nov. 4 Being Neighbor project.
Hosted by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, they packed the makings of a tra-
ditional holiday dinner for those who might otherwise
not enjoy one this year.
The youth groups and members of the Southeast High
School girls' basketball team also made holiday cards to
be sent with the bags of food, and then worshiped.
Each congregation was responsible for providing spe-
cific items for the traditional turkey meals, and Thrivent
Financial for Lutherans added 200 turkey gift cards to
the packages.
The dinner bags will be distributed by the Manatee
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Wednesday, Nov. 14
9-11:30 a.m. Plant sale, Anna Maria Garden Club, Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-567-5530.
11:30 a.m. 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.
6:30-8 p.m. Green smoothie demonstration, Vitamin Seas
Health Food Store, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-779-5015.

Friday, Nov. 16
5-9 p.m. Grand openings for several businesses in the Anna
Maria Historic Green Village and Pine Avenue Restoration develop-
ment coincide with the Pine Avenue Porch Party, Pine Avenue, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-993-3356.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Travis Lofland of Discovery Channel's
"Deadliest Catch" book signing, Anna Maria Island Accommodations
and the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-779-0733.

Saturday, Nov. 17
7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Stuff the Bus, Publix food drive for the
Food Bank of Manatee, Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-5422.
3 p.m. "An Evening of Opera in the Middle of the After-
noon," the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: call 941-778-1638.
2:30-4:30 p.m. Travis Lofland of Discovery Channel's"Dead-
liest Catch" book signing, Anna Maria Island Accommodations and
the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-779-0733.

Sunday, Nov. 18
7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Stuff the Bus, Publix food drive for the
Food Bank of Manatee, Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

Information: 941-778-5422.

Monday, Nov. 19
Noon -Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meeting, Beach
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies.
Information: 941-779-0564.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild, Sarasota Opera Apprentice
and Studio Artists meeting, IMG Academies Country Club at El Con-
quistador, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Information:
6:30 p.m. Sarasota Bay Watch wine tasting benefit, Harry's
Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Fee
applies. Information: 941-383-0777.

Thursday, Nov. 15
6:30 p.m. "Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!" Manatee
Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

Friday, Nov. 16,
6:30 p.m. "Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!" Manatee
Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

Saturday, Nov. 17
Noon Longboat Key lawn party, Longboat Key Kiwanis Club,
Longboat Key Club and Resort, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-366-3468.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. -Longboat Island Chapel holiday bazaar, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2370.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy the Bay Sarasota Bay Water Festival,
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.
5 p.m. Blue grass show and dinner, Bradenton Elks Lodge
1511, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-
Sunset Stargazing, Local Group of Deep Sky Observers,
Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. Information: 941-
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Rotten Ralph's Restaurants
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Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

Nov. 15-Jan. 6, "Waist Watchers: The Musical," by Alan Jacob-
sen, the Professional Learning and Theatrical Organization, Ramada
Sarasota, 7150 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information:
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes, Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-
Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Thirsty Thursdays, Bridge Street Mer-
chants, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 941-778-
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee may
apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit
Roser Food Pantry, Anna Maria Pine Avenue businesses. Informa-
tion: 941-896-3132.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon open
house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th
Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.
*Third Saturdays through May, 9-11 a.m., Jr. Audubon, Mana-
tee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E.,
Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meets, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez.
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club
meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria duplicate bridge group,
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meet-
ing, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-794-8044.

Coming up
Nov. 22, 10 a.m., Roser Memorial Community Church Thanks-
giving service, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
Nov. 22, 2 p.m., Roser Memorial Community Church Thanks-
giving dinner, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Reservations required.
Information: 941-778-0414.
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Dec. 3, Christmas dinner meeting, Artists' Guild ofAnna Maria
Island, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-779-2039.
Dec. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade, Bay-
front Park in Anna Maria to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-752-5973.
Dec. 13, Artists' reception, Juried Aqueous exhibition, Florida
Suncoast Watercolor Society, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-966-1397.
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Islander Reporter
More than 104,000 meals and "an enormous amount"
of canned food were delivered Nov. 3 to Roser Commu-
nity Memorial Church and the Food Bank of Manatee.
About 800 volunteers contributed to the overwhelm-
ing success of the Love Local effort of Feeding Chil-
dren Everywhere, an Orlando-based nonprofit, at Holmes
Beach city field, according to island organizers Kim Dar-
nell and Mary Selby.
The volunteers including families, businesses,
church groups and sports teams, including some from
Tampa and Venice scooped a combination of rice, len-
tils, pink Himalayan sea salts and dehydrated vegetables
into bags in assembly-line fashion.
FCE works with local organizers to feed needy people
worldwide and facilitated the event by securing afford-
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To supplement the packages, volunteers brought
donations of peanut butter, canned meats, pop-top soups,
cereal and canned fruits, which were delivered to Roser
Church food bank and the Bradenton-based food bank,
which serves more than 100 agencies throughout the
county, according to Darnell and Selby.

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Bridge Street Market crowns
new chili champion
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The kick off to the weekly Bridge Street Market
season Nov. 4 in Bradenton Beach featured a variety
of food and arts and crafts vendors, as well as the first
monthly food challenge.
Six local restaurants and home chefs vied for brag-
ging rights in the chili challenge to benefit Center for
Building Hope, 5481 Communications Parkway, Sara-
sota. The center offers free services to cancer patients
and family members and caregivers.
According to market manager Melissa Enders, mar-
ketgoers donated $5 to sample chili dishes and choose
their favorite.
This year's winners were the same as last year's win-
ners, but in reverse order. Last year's chili champ, Jo Ann
Meilner, claimed third place this year. Finishing again in
second was Chris Smargisso of Banana Cabana.
Last year's third place winner was Island Time Bar
and Grill, but the restaurant claimed the top spot this year
with co-owner Bill Herlihy accepting the blue ribbon.
Other participants in the contest included Morgan's
Canteen, Enders and The BridgeTender Inn and Dockside
Bar. The contest raised $285 for the center.
"The first market was a great turn out and the chili
challenge was a blast," said Enders, who noted participa-
tion in the challenge was down from last year.
"I'm hoping for more contestants for my next food
challenge Dec. 2 to benefit Moonracer No Kill Animal
Rescue," she said. She will bring back another popular
event from last year for the Dec. 2 pet rescue market -
the Mac 'n' Cheese challenge.
"If an\ llim.' we will all have a lot of fun and raise
some money for these small charities that desperately
need all the help they can get," she said. "The market will
have more vendors and, hopefully, more people coming
to visit us."
The Bridge Street Market runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every
Sunday through the end of April. The first Sunday of each
month features a food challenge for charity, but Enders
said look for more events on market Sundays, as well.


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Granddaughter takes on
mission of honor
Karen Abel of Holmes Beach grew up knowing very
little about her grandfather's World War II service.
All she knew from her mother, Kathleen, was that her
grandfather, Flight Lt. Robert W. Lynch, was from Win-
nipeg, Manitoba, and a member of the Royal Canadian
Air Force that flew in the Aleutian Islands with the U.S.
Army Air Force.
But as she grew older and had a daughter of her own,
she became interested in veterans and their service during
WWII. A few months ago, she began an extensive search
of online records and sent emails to those who had flown
in the Aleutian campaign or their relatives to learn what
her grandfather did during the war.
In early June 1942, the Japanese army had occu-
pied the Alaskan islands of Kiska and Attu, the last two
islands in the Aleutian Island chain that stretched west-
ward toward the Asian land mass. They also bombed the
Allied naval base at Dutch Harbor. The islands are closer
to Tokyo than they are to Juneau, the capital of the Alas-
kan territory during the war.
Alarmed by the invasion and bombing, the Canadians
and Americans knew that if the Japanese took Alaska or
the Aleutians, Canada would be next on the list of con-
Canadian army and air force units were sent to
Alaska, including the 11lth fighter group, which was
stationed at ElmendorfAir Base near Anchorage.
Lynch, a member of the 111th, flew a P-40 Kittyhawk
(Warhawk to the Americans) and, on July 16, 1942, 12
P-40s, 21 pilots and 60 ground crew of the 11lth were
ordered to Umnak Island, the most forward Allied air
base at the time, and about 1,500 miles from Elmen-
The lllth was to relieve the Americans in the U.S.
Army Air Force 11th Pursuit Squadron on Umnak. Also
on the mission were several DC-3 transports loaded with
the ground crew and additional pilots.
The 111th flight route included fuel stops at Naknek
and Cold Bay, but it was on the flight from Cold Bay to
Naknek that disaster struck.
The infamous and lethal Aleutian fog covered the air
around Dutch Harbor. Radar was in its infancy in those
days and an instrument landing through the thick fog was
out of the question.
Wing Comdr. George McGregor ordered the planes
to turn around and return to Cold Bay, but four P-40s
either ran out of fuel and crashed on Unalaska Island in
the dense fog. The fifth fighter is believed to have been
lost to the Bering Sea.
Thankfully, Abel learned, her grandfather had crash-
landed his P-40 a few days before the mission and he
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"Fortunately, they made it safely back to Umnak. The
others who were saved by the grace of God were two of
the three DC-3s in the flight and the other P-40 pilots who
managed to find the base on their own," said Abel.
To this day, the P-40s that crashed still remain at
Manning Point on Unalaska Island, Abel learned from
an Alaskan source.
Later in 1942, Lynch would fly one of four RCAF
P-40s escorting a bombing mission to Kiska. Two Japa-
nese Zero fighter aircraft were shot down on the mission
and Lynch returned safely to his base.
He was later awarded the U.S. Air Commendation
Medal for his exploits.
Meanwhile, Abel continued her Internet research
and found a book published in 1999 by Brendan Coyle,
entitled "War on Our Doorstep," about Canada's role in
the Aleutian campaign. The book also mentioned that
Dutch Harbor-native Jeff Drickell had visited Manning
Point on Unalaska Island and photographed several of
the crash sites of the P-40s.
After many emails, she contacted Drickell and
decided to make the journey to Manning Point to see the
spot where her grandfather may have been killed, the
place where his friends and colleagues had died.
Drickell advised her that the journey was not as
simple as getting in a car in Holmes Beach and driving
7,000 miles to Manning Point.
"Although he advised me it would be a challenge,
this venture has now moved to my 'must do' list," Abel
"His story of the difficulty of reaching Unalaska
Island did not discourage me.
"I want to pay honor to my grandfather's confidants,
for that very well could have been him on the mountain-
side that tragic day," she said.
When Abel gets enough money for the trip, she, her
daughter and mother will make the trip to Dutch Harbor.
From there, Abel plans to make the 400-mile sea voyage
to Unalaska herself. She' 11 leave her mother and daughter
in a "nice, warm Dutch Harbor hotel," while she under-
takes what she knows is a journey through some of the

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most dangerous waters in the world.
"I' mnot giving up," Abel said. "I' hoping someone
living in Alaska will hear my story and take me under
their wing and give me the guidance to reach Unalaska
Island," she said.
Her search and story was recently featured on ABC
Sarasota news, and she's hoping national networks will
pick it up.
Alaskans who know her intentions are permitted to
laugh aloud about her naivety, she said.
"I originally thought this journey would be a simple
drive and a hike," she said, but Drickell told her it's a
10-hour boat journey in a very small boat to reach Unal-
aska Island through rough seas. And she first has to get
to Dutch Harbor, often a harrowing flight or treacherous
sea voyage.
When she eventually reaches Unalaska Island, she
will have a hike of some 1,200 feet up a mountainside
to reach the crash site. She's assuming she will have to
camp overnight.
"There are very few charters to the island and the
cost is in the thousands. And you can only dock in good
weather, which I understand is very seldom," she said.
Despite the advice from well-meaning Alaskans to
give up the idea, Abel is not interested. She has her dream
and will not be swayed.
"And so the research continues on how I can make
this happen." Abel said any willing volunteers or con-
nections to help can reach her online at www.florida-
Her blog is dedicated to the men of the Aleutian
Islands campaign who sacrificed in defense of freedom.
"I pray that all things align themselves so that this
can become my reality. Not just for me, but for the fami-
lies of the fallen men in Alaska."
Karen Abel is a proud granddaughter of a member
of the Greatest Generation.

"The Greatest Generation" and "Forgotten Generation"
columns are for Island, Longboat Key, Perico Island,
Palma Sola, Village Green, west Bradenton and Cortez
veterans, man or woman, who served in the armedforces

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Day Salute at Holmes Beach City Hall, attends with cousin,
U.S. Army Spc. Nick Grogan, who recently returned home
from Afghanistan to Michigan and new wife, Amanda, right,
having been married just a month before his third deployment
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Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger, a veteran,
gives a speech at the Nov. 9 Veterans Day ceremony at
Holmes Beach City Hall. It was The Islander's seventh
annual Veterans Day ceremony.

The American Legion
Kirby Stewart Post 24
Honor Guard at the Nov.
9 Veterans Day ceremony
at Holmes Beach City
Hall. Islander Photo:
Mark Young

Capt. Drew Thomas of the
Bradenton American Legion
Kirby Stewart Post 24 Honor
Guard speaks at the Nov. 9 Vet-
erans Day ceremony at Holmes
Beach City Hall. Thomas
described to guests what the
Honor Guard and the flag rep-
resent at military funerals.

Islander ceremony honors veterans

Drew Thomas and Warner Weilfold the American flag
as part of the closing ceremony of the Nov. 9 Veterans
Day activities at Holmes Beach City Hall.

of any allied country (U.S., Canada, Britain, Holland,
Norway, France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Phil-
ippines, etc.) during World War II or the Korean War.
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
An estimated 125 people gathered in the parking
lot alongside the Island Veterans Memorial plaque out-
side Holmes Beach City Hall Nov. 9 for The Islander's
seventh annual Veterans Salute.
The event, with help from the city for setup and
cleanup, honors veterans of Allied countries, in par-
ticular those profiled in the newspaper's Greatest Gen-
eration and Forgotten Generation columns about World
War II and Korea respectively.
Islander publisher Bonner Joy served as master of
ceremonies, while the Rev. Ron Joseph gave the invo-
cation. The AMI Beach Cafe brought coffee for guests,
while The Islander provided pastries and doughnuts.
It was an emotional day for many at the ceremony,
including Vicki Gipson Grogan, the granddaughter of
the late WWII veteran Ralph Bassett, a speaker at past
Last year, Grogan gave a tribute to her grandfather
at the ceremony only days after he died.
This year, her tribute had a happier note.
She brought her cousin, U.S. Army Spc. Nick
Grogan, to make a few remarks. Grogan had just
returned home to Michigan from a deployment to
He told the assembly it was his duty to go and he
never regretted the decision.
He thanked all for their support and, in exchange,
received a standing ovation.
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger gave a
short talk on how he was too young for WWII service
but that his family pitched in and did something for
the war effort. The mayor later served in the U.S. Air

This reporter also made a few remarks, thanking
the WWII and Korean War veterans for sharing their
stories with him and The Islander's readers.
He noted that when the columns began in 2002, the
paper published one each week. After a few years, the
columns became biweekly, then monthly. The columns
diminished as members of the fraternity of WWII and
Korean War veterans became fewer.
One day, the column will eventually come when
the stories turn to America's Unknown Generation -
But there are yet a few WWII and Korean War
stories to be told.
Karen Abel, granddaughter of Royal Canadian Air
Force pilot Robert Lynch, talked at the ceremony about
the 7,000-mile journey she plans this summer to the
Aleutian Islands with her mother and daughter Alexan-
dra, who accompanied her at the ceremony. They plan
to visit the air bases where Canadian and American
airmen flew together to bomb the Japanese on Kiska
and Attu islands. They'll also visit the gravesites of
some of the fallen airmen.
She calls it her tribute to the men who were willing
to give their lives to protect freedom and stop the Japa-
nese from advancing further in the Aleutian chain.
Singer Mike Sales led in singing "The Star-Span-
gled Banner" and "God Bless America," while Boh-
nenberger gave the Pledge of Allegiance.
The American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24
Honor Guard made the presentation of the colors and
fired their rifles in a 21-gun salute to fallen veterans.
The playing of the bugle call of taps ended the cer-
emony, with very few dry eyes left in the audience.

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James G 'Jim' Davis
James G. "Jim" Davis of Holmes Beach died Nov.
3. He was a native of Atlanta.
Mr. Davis attended Boys High School and Georgia
Tech before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps as an avia-
tion cadet in 1942, graduating as a pilot in class 43-F. He
served as pilot in the China-Burma-India theatre, where
he was awarded the DFC, two Air Medals, Presidential
Citations, China War Memorial Medal and others. He
received his Air Line Transport Pilots Rating in 1948
and joined the Civil Aviation Authority, now the Federal
Aviation Administration, and became a specialist in Air
Traffic Control, Facility Flight Inspection and Air Carrier
During his second tour in Europe with the FAA, he
was awarded the Secretary's Award for Valor. Following
retirement from the FAA in 1980, he was recruited by
ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) as an
aviation expert. In his total career, he accumulated more
than 16,000 flight hours as pilot and worked with the civil
aviation authorities of 37 foreign countries.
He married Lillian Marguerite Michael, also of
Atlanta, in 1946. Before moving to Holmes Beach several
years ago, he was a member of the First United Methodist
Church of Marietta, Ga.
Memorial donations may be made to Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL
Mr. Davis is survived by sister Mrs. Dale Topping
of Roswell; daughter Mrs. Debbie Davis Holman of
Marietta; son James G. Davis Jr. of Hiawassee; grand-
daughters Mrs. Courtenay Holman Wall and Ms. Haley
Holman, both of Marietta, and Rebecca Davis of Hiawas-
see; and five great-grandchildren.

Kenneth L. Freshwater Sr.,
Kenneth L. Freshwater Sr., 88, of Natrona Heights,
Pa., and Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 6 in Concordia, Pa..
He was born Aug. 18, 1924, in New
Kensington, Pa., to the late Harry L.
to and Cora (Hahn) Freshwater.
T, Mr. Freshwater lived most of his
life in Fawn Township, Pa., and win-
tered in Florida for 30 years. He was
-. a glasscutter at PPG, Creighton, for
Freshwater more than 41 years and was a part-

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time police officer in the township for 10 years. He was
a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of
the 489th 4th Armored Division that landed in Normandy
Beach on D-Day under Gen. George S. Patton.
He was a member of Holy Martyrs Church, Taren-
tum, Pa., life member and past commander of Tarentum
VFW Post 5758; Brackenridge American Legion Post
226, Moose Lodge of Bradenton Beach, and was the park
manager at Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton Beach for
nine years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
He and wife Josephine celebrated 70 years of mar-
riage Sept. 28.
Visitation for relatives and friends was to be in
Tarentum, Pa., with a memorial Mass celebrated Nov. 9.
Interment was in Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights,
Pa., with full military honors by the Tarentum VFW and
Brackenridge American Legion. Memorial donations
may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice of Concordia
online at www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
Mr. Freshwater is survived by wife, Josephine M.
(Denis); children Juanita and John Graham of Tarentum,
Barbara Dobrowolski of Natrona Heights, Mary Lou
and husband Chad Cohen of Natrona Heights, Joseph
and wife Mary Myers of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Louise
and husband Mark Fiorina of Lower Burrell, Ronald and
wife Candis of Leechburg, Joanne and husband Robert
Wislie of Natrona Heights, Jeanne Tarpley and hus-
band Tim Pacek of Tarentum, Mark and wife Robin of
Cleveland, Paul and wife Tracy of Fawn Township; 30
grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-
great grandchildren.

Christoforos Gikas
Christoforos Gikas, 88, of Bradenton Beach, died
Nov. 9. He was born on April 4, 1924, in Doverna,
Mr. Gikas served with the Army in Greece and immi-
grated to the United States in 1953. He settled in Cedar
Grove, N.J., where he owned and operated several res-
taurants in Cedar Grove and Livingston, N.J. He moved
to Bradenton Beach in 2005.
He was a member of the St. Barbara's Greek Ortho-
dox Church in Sarasota.
Visitation and Trisagion service were held at Shan-
non Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton. Ser-
vices were Nov. 12 at St. Barbara's Greek Orthodox
Church. Memorial donations may be made to the church.
Condolences for the family may be made online at www.
shannonfuneralhomes.com. Shannon Funeral Home was
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Bradenton Beach; brother Nonda Gikas of Paramus, N.J.;
sisters Rita Drivas of Fort Lee, N.J., and Evgania Miha-
lis of Doverna, Greece; and grandsons Christopher and
Stefanos of Woodcliff Lakes, N.J.

Robinson G. 'Bob' King Jr.
Robinson G. "Bob" King Jr., died Nov. 5, at Langdale
Hospice House in Valdosta, Ga. He was born May 9,
1924, in Des Moines, Iowa, to the late Robinson G. King
Sr. and Gladys Marie Minehart.
During World War II, Mr. King enlisted in the U.S.
Navy and, on receiving his wings, became a flight instruc-
tor at the age of 20. He retired as a commander after
serving 28 years in the Navy Reserve.
His passion for flying continued for
more than 50 years. He logged 15,000
hours of flight time and earned the
nickname "Sky King."
After the war, he graduated from
Iowa State University with a degree
V~I in civil engineering. In 1964, after
King several years working in the con-
struction industry, he started his own
general construction company, King-Bole Inc., in Des
Mr. King retired in 1994 and, with wife Nancy,
moved to Anna Maria Island, where they enjoyed flying,
sailing, golfing, playing cards and traveling.
He was a member of the Order of Daedalians, the
National Military Pilots Fraternity, Quiet Birdman and
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He was a member
of the Key Royale Club and active in many organizations,
including Master Builders of Iowa, Za-Ga-Zig Flying
Fez, Gulf Coast Shrine Club, American Legion, Meals
on Wheels and Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island.
A celebration of life will follow at a later date in Bra-
denton. Memorial donations may be made to the Kiwanis
Club of Anna Maria Foundation, P.O. Box 1215, Holmes
Beach FL 34218.
Mr. King is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy,
daughters Angelyn and Marilee Westergaard of Des
Moines, Iowa; son Robinson III and wife Pam of Liv-
ermore, Maine; step-children Sue and husband Steve
Treanor, Pam and husband Rusty Russell and Lynn and
husband Cliff Courtenay, all of Valdosta, Ga., Sandra and
husband Russ Smiltnieks of Memphis, Tenn., and David
and wife Tami Stroh, Des Moines; and many grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren.


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Gordon L. Lindstrom
Gordon L. Lindstrom, 88, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 2. He was born in Minneapolis and moved to
Holmes Beach in 1995.
Mr. Lindstrom was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Sea-
bees during World War II. He was a member of the North-
west Baptist Church in Bradenton, and the Key Royale
Club in Homes Beach.
Arrangements were by Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel in charge.
Condolences may be made online at www.brownand-
Mr. Lindstrom is survived by his wife of 52 years,
Bobbe; son Tom of Chandler of Arizona; daughters,
Debbie and husband Tom Welch of Minneapolis and
Kristen and husband Steve Nelson of Scottsdale, Ariz.;
four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Gloria J. Svec
Gloria J. Svec, 86, a 25-year resident of Holmes
Beach, died Oct. 31. She was born in Willoughby,
She was employed at General Electric of Jefferson
where she was operations coordinator. While living on
Anna Maria Island, Gloria worked at Walgreens.
Mrs. Svec was a wonderful cook and always looked
forward to gatherings at her home with friends and family.
She enjoyed long beach walks. She will be remembered
for her love of family, her fierce independence and her
willingness to go out of her way to help others. Gloria
was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Mrs. Svec is survived by daughters Linda Hazel-
ton of Geneva, Ohio, and Lana Craig of Bradenton, five
grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held Nov. 3 at St. Bede the

Venerable Catholic Church in Mentor, Ohio. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western
Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula OH 44004.

I know, you just made it past Halloween.
However, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and
it's not too early to start your holiday shopping and
planning your decor. Find something for yourself
before that other holiday takes up all of the rest of
the year. It always feels good to shop local and buy
Really Relish in Anna Maria is our newest shop
on the Tiki & Kitty scene, Rhonda says, "Stop by
Relish Marketplace in the big yellow house and say
'I love vintage' to get $5 off a vintage clothing item!
Giving Back in Holmes Beach has expanded its
space and offers new merchandise every week. And
remember, when shopping at Giving Back, you get
awesome deals and also give back proceeds go to
local charities.
Steff's Stuff is having an anniversary sale and
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17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate Steff's anniversary at the
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Community Thrift Shop has two new cases of
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Slow-speed zones for Manatees begin Nov. 15

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Several local slow-speed zones will go into effect
Nov. 15 to protect manatees that begin their move to seek
warmer water, as water temperatures cool here.
According to the Tampa Bay Manatee Awareness
Coalition, as many as 350 manatees will spend the winter
months in Tampa Bay and its tributaries.
A coalition press release reports that since Nov. 2, a
dozen manatees have been killed by watercraft in Hills-
borough, Manatee and Pinellas counties. Statewide, 306
manatees have died this year and 73 of those deaths were
attributed to boat collisions.
Manatees are most in danger of being hit by boats in
waters less than 6 feet deep that contain seagrass mead-
ows, where the animals typically feed and rest.
These types of areas also are popular with fishers, so
several slow-speed zones and combustion-motor exclu-
sion zones are in effect Nov. 15-March 31.

In Manatee County, a year-round slow-speed zone
is in effect along the entire shoreline of Terra Ceia Bay,
throughout Bishop Harbor and within 500 feet of the
Manatee River shoreline. Manatee River east of Interstate
75 also is a slow-speed zone, with the exception of two
marked 25-mph zones.
Also designated a year-round slow-speed zone, except
for 25-mph marked channels, is the Braden River.
The entire shoreline of Palma Sola Bay and the
majority of Anna Maria Sound and Sarasota Bay is a
year-round slow-speed zone, except for marked chan-
While some of these areas are year-round slow-speed
zones, boaters are asked to be particularly cautious during
the winter months.
To report an injured or dead manatee or an on-water
violation, call 888-404-3922.
Accidents happen, but if you do hit a manatee, you
are asked to report the incident.

Anna Maria Island beaches to receive clean awards

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Concession Clean Beaches Coalition has cer-
tified Anna Maria Island beaches from Bradenton
Beach to Anna Maria as "Blue Wave" beaches.
A ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
14, at Coquina Beach near the concession stand.
Coalition founder Walter McLeod will deliver
five "Blue Wave" flags to the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau that will be flown at the
five beaches.
The beaches include Coquina Beach, Manatee
Public Beach, Cortez Beach, as well as shoreline spots

in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Beach.
The beaches were inspected and certified by the
coalition in May, a Manatee County government press
release said.
Now in its 13th year, the "Blue Wave" program
was the first national environmental certification for
beaches, the release said.
The program's benchmark for its designation is for
well-maintained beaches and eco-friendly tourism.
The ceremony is open to the public.
Following the awards, attendees are invited to
help with a cleanup of Coquina Beach hosted by Keep
Manatee Beautiful.

"The sooner the animal is located and its condition is
assessed, the better its chances for survival," said coali-
tion spokeswoman Nanette O'Hara in a press release.
"You will not be cited for accidentally hitting a manatee
as long as you were not violating any boating laws."
To see where the zones are located or for more infor-
mation, visit www.myfwc.com/manatee/data/mapref.
November is Manatee Awareness Month and, accord-
ing to Save the Manatee Club, it is the time of year to
raise public awareness about the importance of protecting
Florida's endangered and beloved manatees.
Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation to renew the
annual Manatee Awareness Month.
Save the Manatee Club issued a formal thank you to
Scott for the proclamation.
"Since our mission is to protect manatees and their
habitat for future generations, we encourage everyone,
especially those who enjoy being out on our Florida
waters, to keep a close lookout for these amazing marine
mammals, not just in November, but throughout the year,"
said executive director of Save the Manatee Club Patrick
The club offers a variety of ways for the public to be
directly involved with manatee protection. To learn how
and for more information, visit www.savethemanatee.

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complaint to Abbr
4 It can get the blood
9 Like calves at a
16 Crush, e g
19 Some soft words
20 Lost deliberately
21 Wave receiver
22 Card game with
23 Subject of three
Oliver Stone films,
24 Fixed-term
25 Marseille mothers
who are not
27 Half-court game?
29 Sailing
31 Barber's challenge
32 Hawaiian coffees
33 Back-to-school
35 Sense
37 Hot
38 "Easy"
40 Working on one's
biceps and triceps
in Toulon?
43 On the up and up
44 Soldier under
Braxton Bragg, for

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45 Female suffix
46 Org with badges
48 Country whose name
means "he that
strives with God"
50 [That's awful]
52 Quality that
produces taste
57 Stinging insect
59 Cowardly end in
62 Innocent one
63 Issue (from)
64 Tiara component
65 It may contain
traces of lead
66 Tony winner
67 Less refined
69 Like an infant's
fingers, typically
71 Matisse masterpiece
73 Actress Bosworth
74 Pathetic group
76 The limbo, once
78 Turkey's third
largest city
79 John Maynard
Keynes's alma
80 Bordeaux bear cub?
82 Indians' shoes
83 "Phooeyl"
85 Fiji competitor
86 Cosa
88 Nevada county
89 Spy, at times
91 With 98-Down,
"Mad Money" host
92 First capital of

94 Online feline in
100 Who said "I owe
the public nothing"
103 Dead ringers?
104 Inn
106 Home of Gannon
107 Short-tailed weasel
108 Crib side part
110 First college frat to
charter a chapter in
all 50 states
112 Environmental
113 Nine to five,
generally, in
116 Certain work of
subway art
118 Word with salad or
119 Mauna
120 Surround with
121 Rocks for Jocks,
most likely
122 Eleanor Roosevelt
123 Take a wrong turn
124 "What's it gonna
125 What to wear
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country where
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 14, 2012 19

FISH discussion continues on securing 95-acre preserve

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Putting an end to vandalism, littering, illegal dump-
ing and off-road vehicles destroying areas in the Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage Preserve in Cortez con-
tinues to be a priority for the FISH board.
With a $250,000 grant from the Southwest Florida
Water Management District in the organization's near
future, security options within the preserve were dis-
cussed at the nonprofit's Nov. 5 meeting.
Last month, the board all but finalized a management
plan as one of the final requirements to garer the Swift-
mud grant. The management plan includes the creation of
a 6.5-acre conservation easement within the preserve.
The grant will ensure FISH can complete its work to
rehabilitate the preserve, including costs of about $28,000
per acre to remove invasive plant species, plant native
vegetation, clean up and grade as needed.
As part of the management plan, FISH has developed
a policy to fine violators $500 as a deterrence to illegal
dumping, but the board acknowledges the need to secure
access points to the preserve.
Also, funds from the grant do not address security
concerns, which leaves FISH board members seeking

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A pile of concrete is overgrown with weeds in the
Cortez FISH Preserve, a lasting reminder that the area
was once prone to illegal dumping. FISH board mem-
bers seek options to ensure the days of dumping and
littering in the natural preserve are ending.

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options on how to better secure the perimeter.
Acting preserve committee chair Karen Bell told the
board in October that two meetings were conducted to
develop the management plan and establish a set of rules
for the preserve.
The committee was to meet again, she said, to discuss
securing the preserve. "But no one showed up to that
meeting," she said Nov. 5.
Bell put together a presentation for the board that
included a slideshow of photos of some areas that show
off-road vehicle damage in the preserve.
The board has taken temporary measures to keep
vehicles out of the preserve, but more permanent solu-
tions are needed.
"Basically what we are dealing with is trying to
figure how to secure the preserve primarily from people
with four-wheelers and dirt bikes," said Bell. "With us
getting the $250,000 grant, our concern is that we secure
the preserve so the work we do doesn't get damaged."
FISH has received fence materials from Manatee
County, but Bell said she would like the board to take a
different direction.
In the slideshow, she showed Florida Department

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of Transportation speed railing that runs parallel to the
preserve along Cortez Road.
Bell discovered a small concrete seawall that also
runs parallel. It was previously drilled for railing of some
kind that could be reused for the same purpose.
\\inhitli too much trouble, we could put these types
of railings all the way down the preserve perimeter on
Cortez Road," said Bell, noting DOT would likely have
to be consulted for permission and the possible donation
of materials.
"I looked it up, and it's about $40 a foot, so we would
need some help with that," she said.
Bell wanted direction from the board before Swift-
mud made its final decision on the grant, but said FISH
should move forward with either the DOT-speed railing
or fencing project.
Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. "Chips"
Shore said he would consult with DOT about the possibil-
ity of donating materials.
FISH meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month
at Fisherman's Hall, 4515 123rd Street W., Cortez. The
board will conduct its annual Christmas party at its Dec.
3 meeting at 6 p.m.

Cortez battle over boat building ends in compromise

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Boat building at the site of the former Cortez fire-
house/community center, 4515 123rd St. W., has been a
source of contention for some nearby residents.
Sue Maddox has been asking the board for a resolu-
tion to what she maintains is a noisy mess for months,
without much progress, until the Nov. 5 meeting of the
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage.
Maddox points to county zoning maps, which show
the community center lies on a boundary between resi-
dential and light industrial. She maintains the activities
at the center violate county zoning ordinances.
The argument from FISH has been that wooden boats
can be constructed in the light industrial area.
Maddox also has had little response from county
authorities in addressing her concerns, but Cortez is

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unique, according to a resolution adopted by the Manatee
County Commission in its 2004 land development code
The resolution was drafted by Cortez resident, Bra-
denton attorney Turner Matthews, who said it states that
people moving to Cortez need to understand that Cortez
residents "build boats, traps and nets in their yards."
Matthews said these types of activities have been part
of the Cortez community for 110 years. The resolution,
he said, gives Cortez flexibility to do what's necessary
to preserve its maritime heritage.
The FISH board was initially split on a solution to
the problem with many members not wanting "to give in
to a few people who are complaining."
FISH president Kim McVey said FISH had originally
agreed to limit boat building to the Wilkerson property.
Matthews acknowledged that boat building was not

taking place at the community center at the time the reso-
lution was drafted, but that didn't change its substance.
He also quoted the Cortez Vision Plan, which
says a "certain tolerance of Cortez culture needs to be
FISH board member Karen Bell said Cortez is a com-
mercial fishing community and boats should be built any-
where people want to build a boat.
"I think they should be able to build boats at the com-
munity center, too," she said. "I don't understand why a
couple of people are coming to this board to complain.
This community has already supported the idea that you
can build boats anywhere. It's wrong for people to come
here and change what the community is all about."
Bell has been a vocal proponent of boat building at
the community center, saying it's teaching wood boat
building skills to Cortez youth, which she described as a
"lost art."
Matthews said FISH boat building projects were
ending, and he was willing to offer a compromise. He
said he would motion that no boats would be built at the
community center without board approval.
The motion was seconded and passed by all present
except for Bell, who voted no.
Also, in FISH matters, Matthews announced that the
Turner Maritime Challenge program would be joining
forces with the Sea Scouts, a branch of the Boy Scouts
of America.
Matthews said the Sea Scouts would operate under
the direction of new Turner Maritime Challenge director
Sean Wardell.
"What they provide is training leadership, a history
of working with youth, and insurance to cover all par-
ticipants," said Matthews.
Sea Scouts name their individual stations of opera-
tion and the local program station would be referred to
as Ship Cortez, according to Matthews.
He asked for a motion from the board to further
explore the option to join forces with the Sea Scouts,
which passed unanimously by those present.

20 0 NOV. 14, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER

AM's historic committee nearing conclusion

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Historical Preservation Committee
should have three more meetings before it proposes an
ordinance to the city commission.
The ordinance would protect ground-level home
repairs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
rule to elevate living space if the cost of remodeling is

New HB commission
to meet Nov. 20
The first regular meeting of the Holmes Beach City
Commission to include new office holders from the Nov.
6 election with a work session immediately following
- will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 20, in city hall chambers,
5801 Marina Drive.
City clerk Stacey Johnston announced the meeting
change last week. The previously scheduled Nov. 27
meeting has been canceled.
According to city officials, the change was made to
accommodate Commissioner Jean Peelen, who is unable
to attend the later November date.
Commissioners-elect Judy Holmes Titsworth and
Marvin Grossman, along with Mayor-elect Carmel
Monti, will be sworn in a day prior, at 9 a.m., Nov. 19, at
an organizational meeting. The new commissioners with
sitting commissioners, David Zaccagnino, Peelen and Pat
Morton, are expected to choose the commission's chair
and vice chair. The chairperson also serves as deputy
The new commissioners on the dais will replace
14-year incumbent Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens
and John Monetti, a six-year incumbent.
Monti will take Mayor Rich Bohnenberger's seat
after eight years as mayor and eight years as commis-
According to the city charter, the mayor is the city
administrator and has the right to attend all commis-
sion meetings and take part in discussions, but does not

more than 50 percent of the appraised value of the resi-
The ordinance also would create a five-member
board to review applications for a home to be designated
as historical and establish ground rules for remodeling
or repairs. The board would either reject or approve an
At the committee's Nov. 8 meeting, city planner
Alan Garrett recommended a paragraph that the heirs
of a historically designated home must obtain their own
certificate from the board if they want to take advantage
of tax breaks.
Garrett said the Manatee County Commission is
preparing its own historical preservation ordinance that
will allow the tax breaks for all homes, but they are not
Such a requirement would prevent someone from
buying a house with a historical designation and imme-
diately selling the home to include the tax advantages,
Garrett said.

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach commissioners held two public
hearings Oct. 30 in a budget redo following the discovery
of a $448 accounting error in the new 2012-13 budget,
which took effect Oct. 1.
City clerk and chief financial officer Nora Idso said
the accounting error was a minor one, and it wouldn't
change anything from the previously approved budget.
"Anytime an accounting error occurs, no matter how
small or big and no matter whose fault it is, it requires us
to hold another hearing," said Idso.
Commissioners held two public hearings, one to
adopt a final millage and budget resolutions and the other
to adopt the budget ordinance.
The audience consisted of the same number of people
as the original public hearings zero.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse moved to adopt both

Committee member George Barford said he was
pleased with the direction of the committee and the ordi-
"We set out to save the one-story homes from being
demolished," he said. "I think we've done a good job in
just a short time."
Chair Sissy Quinn said the committee used the Boyn-
ton Beach historical preservation ordinance as its model,
but disregarded sections too detailed about the criteria for
Garrett said much of the Boynton Beach ordinance
was just not applicable to Anna Maria, and was just
"going overboard" with rules.
Quinn and Garrett said they hope just three more
meetings are needed to draft an ordinance to present to
the commission. Garrett and the committee will draft the
finalized ordinance.
The next meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 27 at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

resolutions with Commissioner Jan Vosburgh second-
ing each. Both passed 4-0, with Vice Mayor Ed Straight
absent with excuse.
Commissioner Gay Breuler motioned to approve the
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Idso explained that the error that occurred brings the
proposed tax increase down, but not enough to be noticed
in what commissioners previously determined to be about
$85 a year for a house valued at $450,000.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property
Commissioners raised the millage to 2.3329 Sept. 19
to help offset a $148,000 budget shortfall for the 2012-13
fiscal year.
Commissioners agreed to split the shortfall between
a tax hike that is estimated to raise $75,000 in property
taxes and to release $75,000 from the city reserve fund
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 14, 2012 0 21

Residents complain, sand blocks LaVista channel

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria boaters are claiming an over-renourish-
ment of the city pier beach in February caused newly
placed sand near the Anna Maria City Pier to shift and
block the entrance to the Lake LaVista inlet at low tide.
"They put too much sand down," said angler Peter
Willemsen, who uses the inlet almost daily.
"It moved over and is now blocking the channel. It's
a bad situation if you make a living going for grouper or
other fish," Willemsen said.
At one recent low tide, he waded out to the center of
the channel entrance and found a depth of about 1-foot,
or .3 meters.
"You got to study the tides carefully now. You can
only go out at high tide, and you got to know when the
next high tide is to get back," Willemsen said.
Anna Maria public works superintendent George
McKay agreed that the channel is blocked, but said it's
not the renourishment sand.
"The current in that area flows north to south. The
sand is coming from the north," McKay said. The beach
renourishment sand placed south of the inlet has
gradually been moved offshore by the tides and south-
ward by currents, he said.
McKay demonstrated his claim with a photo of the
Bimini Bay inlet that separates Key Royale from Galati
Marine and Anna Maria from Holmes Beach. It shows
sand reaching out into Tampa Bay from the Anna Maria
beach at the south end of Bay Boulevard.
The blockage of the Lake LaVista channel is nothing
new, McKay said.
That's why the city has a running permit from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection to
dredge the inlet and channel. McKay, however, would
also like to extend the existing rock jetties to push sand
that presently migrates in the currents into the inlet fur-
ther into Tampa Bay.
To accomplish that, he needs an alteration to the pres-
ent DEP permit for Lake LaVista, approval from the West
Coast Inland Navigation District and funding.

"I'm trying to tie ( \ lthlingw together to do every-
thing at one time," McKay said.
The channel is dredged about every 18 months and
funding is in the city's 2012-13 budget.
But help to get the process moving quickly may be
on the way.
Chuck Listowski, executive director of the West

Peter Willemsen
of Anna Maria
stands in the
middle of the
Lake LaVista
Inlet channel
entrance in Anna
Maria at low tide.
pIJr,,g sand at
the mouth of the
channel have
made it impos-
sible for boats to
enter or leave the
inlet at low tide,
Willemsen claims.
Islander Courtesy

Coast Inland Navigation District, said WCIND staff
recently assisted McKay with a permit modification
request to the DEP to extend the jetties and begin imme-
diate dredging of the channel.
"It is hoped that we receive this authorization very
soon, thereby enabling the necessary improvements to
navigation," Listowski said.

The beach at the Anna Maria
City Pier was enhanced in
the spring by the Key Royale
_.. channel dredging project,
extending sand at the pier far
into the Tampa Bay waters
adjacent to the Lake LaVista
Inlet. Islander Photo: Rick

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.Islad Biz

By Rick Catlin

Salon Salon 2 opens on Pine
Salon Salon of AMI, at 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach, announces the opening of a second location:
Salon, Salon on Pine: Beauty Boutique and Spa, 313 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
Nikita Fosmore and her partner/mother, Anne Petitt,
will open the Pine Avenue store at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16,
with a party that coincides with the Pine Avenue Porch
Party and openings at same time as the Anna Maria His-
toric Green Village, also on Pine Avenue.
Salon Salon on Pine will be a "high-end spa experi-
ence," said Nikita Fosmore in a press release.
"Our spa specialists will offer a variety of body treat-
ments, including sugar and salt scrubs, body polishes and
seaweed and mud wraps," Fosmore said.
"Additional services include massages, facials, mani-
cures, pedicures, shellac, makeup, hair cuts and styles and
wedding services," she added.
Salon Salon on Pine also will include a boutique with
an array of high-quality beauty products.
Fosmore designed the interior of Salon Salon on Pine
and it features a custom-made desk built from reclaimed
Anna Maria City Pier planks and turquoise walls.
"It has been a lot of fun to create a space that is peace-
ful and relaxing, but also exciting and different," Fosmore

AME calendar
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 5-7 p.m., fourth-grade dinner,
cafeteria, followed by 7 p.m., fourth-grade play, audito-
Monday, Nov. 19-Friday, Nov. 23, fall/Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 29: 8:45 a.m., Parent Teacher Orga-
nization Spring Fling kick-off meeting.
Monday, Dec. 10-Friday, Dec. 14: 8-8:30 a.m., holi-
day shopper, school store.
Tuesday, Dec. 11: 8:45 a.m., PTO board meeting,
conference room.
Monday, Dec. 17-Tuesday, Dec. 18: kindergarten and
first-grade centers, K-1 classrooms.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m., fifth-grade dinner, caf-
eteria, followed by 7 p.m., fifth-Grade play, auditorium.
Monday, Dec. 24-Monday Dec. 31, winter break.
Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-708-5525, www.manatee.kl2.fl.us/

Nikita Fosmore, left, and mom Annie Pettit announce
the new Salon Salon on Pine: Beauty Boutique and
Spa, 313 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and a grand opening
5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

said. "It's exciting to see my vision come together."
Fosmore and Petitt invite the public to attend the
grand opening.
"We are thrilled to be joining the amazing businesses
on Pine Avenue and can't wait to share our new space
and new services with our guests," Petitt said.
Fosmore said the opening coincided with the party
at the village. She hopes people will take the time to stop
by and enjoy what Salon Salon has to offer.
For more information, call 941-778-0400.

Chamber fetes member
awards, new board
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
announced the winners of its business of the year awards
at the chamber's annual banquet Nov. 5 at the Key Royale
Club in Holmes Beach.
Prior to the chamber's presentations, the Rotary Club
of Anna Maria Island named the Rev. Ed Moss of Cros-
sPointe Fellowship as its Business Person of the Year,
recognizing the leadership and volunteerism he brings
to the community.
The chamber's Large Business of the Year award
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ardson and Karen Cox accepting the honor.
The Medium Business of the Year winner was the
Harrington House Beachfront Bed and Breakfast. Har-
rington House founders Frank and Jo Davis, along with
son Mark accepted the award.
Tyler's Ice Cream won the Small Business of the
Year honor, with owners Rob and Laura Alderson receiv-
ing the award.
Finalist for the award in the large business category
was Anna Maria Island Resorts.
In the medium business category, the finalists
included American Beauty Pools, while finalists in the
small business category were Bridge Street Interiors and
Just 4 Fun.

Village celebrates openings
The Anna Maria Historic Green Village, 503/505
Pine Ave., will celebrate the opening of three businesses
5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.
The new businesses opening include Hometown Des-
serts and Bob Brown Art, while AMI Outfitters, owned by
photographer Steve Traves, opened several weeks ago.
Also celebrating, the new Relish Cafe, formerly the
Village Cafe at Rosedale. Rhonda Grote operates both
the new cafe and the existing Relish Marketplace, a bou-
tique of recycled and rebuilt items, refurbished furniture,
housewares and a host of fashions and knick-knacks.
Cindy Tutterow has always excelled at making des-
serts, and she now has a chance to show off her talents
with the opening of Hometown Desserts, 505 Pine Ave.
"Hopefully, we'll have something for everyone, and
we like to specialize in custom-made items, like wedding
cakes and for other celebrations. But we also have cook-
ies and finger desserts for those looking to satisfy that
sweet tooth right away," she said.
Chief cake-maker Erica Ostrander already is taking
orders for Thanksgiving pies and desserts. She also is
taking Christmas orders and preparing for the holidays.
Tutterow and Ostrander said they are looking for-
ward to the Nov. 16 party.
"I'm really excited. We'll have plenty of food, enter-
tainment and people will have a chance to see all the
stores," Tutterow said. "Plus, we get to meet all the locals
and visitors," she added.
Hometown's hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
For more information, call 941-896-3167.
Artist Bob Brown has opened a gallery in the Anna
Maria Historic Green Village, 505 Pine Ave., in partner-
ship with Janet Aubry.
In the artwork on display, Brown and Aubry have
selected a wide array of colors and scenery.
Brown was a resident artist at the Studio on Gulf
and Pine until deciding on opening his own space in the
Store hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a
week. For more information, call 941-685-0797.

Chamber biz exchange
To avoid a conflict with Thanksgiving, the monthly
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card
exchange will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, along
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
The exchange was moved forward one week and is
being hosted by the Bridge Street Merchants. The cost is
$5 and will include entertainment and appetizers.
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Cindy Tutterow, left, owner of the just-opened Home-
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Village, 505 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and baker Erica
Ostrander will welcome guests to their Nov. 16 opening
party. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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Awards, championships end youth soccer season

Kevin P. Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Community Center fall recre-
ational youth soccer season came to an end this past week
with Championship Saturday held Nov. 10 and Awards
Night, held Nov. 5, at the center.
The Kenny Randall Sportsmanship Award, Dennis
Granstad MVP, Officer Pete Lannon Goalie of the Year,
Female MVP and Defender of the Year were voted on by
the league coaches.
Daniel Sentman earned the sportsmanship award in
the 8-10 division, while brother Gavin Sentman did the
same in the 11-13 division. Eva Teitelbaum earned the
award for the 14-17 division.
Reagan Nevin earned defender of the year honors in
the 8-10 division, while Abby Achor and Sibella Glavan
won in the 11-13 and 14-17 divisions.
Chris Snyder captured the Pete Lannon goalie award
in the 8-10 division, while Aiden Grumley and Max
Driscoll earned the award in the 11-13 and 14-17 divi-
Sibella Glavan earned her second trophy when she
was named female MVP, while sister Olivia Glavan won
the same award in the 11-13 division. Ava Zink was
named female MVP in the 8-10 division.
Joey Carder earned the Dennis Granstad MVP in the
14-17 division while Nico Celleja earned that distinction
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in the 11-13 division. Tyler Brewer was named MVP of
the 8-10 division after leading the league in scoring with
36 goals.
In playoff action, two teams were attempting to finish
off undefeated seasons in the final week. Steam Designs
swept its way to the 11-13 division title and finished the
season with a perfect 11-0 record after routing Jen Crady
Massage 9-0 in the championship game Nov. 10.
League MVP Nico Calleja and sportsmanship winner
Gavin Sentman led the way with three goals each, while
Aiden Grumley and Christian Daniels added a goal each
to the victory total.
Steam Designs advanced to the finals by defeating
Wash Family Construction 8-2 in the semifinals Nov. 6,
when Daniels, Gavin Sentman and Grumley scored two
goals each, while Calleja and Olivia Glavan each added
a goal to the victory. Cortni Wash scored both goals for
Wash in the loss.
Jen Crady Massage advanced to the finals by edging
LPAC 3-1 behind a hat trick from George Lardas. Tyler
Pearson scored the lone goal for LPAC in the loss.
Lobstahs also ended its season without a loss after
earning a shutout victory over Tyler's Ice Cream in the
8-10 division championship game. Catherine Calhoun
led Lobstahs with two goals, while Chris Snyder added
one in the 3-0 victory. Lobstahs advanced to the finals
by defeating Miller Electric 5-1 in the semifinals Nov.
9. Jack Groves scored two goals to lead the way while
Calhoun, Snyder and Kole Pearson each added one goal
to the victory.
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Sentman and a goal apiece from Giana Sparks and Ava
Alderson. Brewer's two goals and one goal from David
Daigle led the American Marine effort.
The 14-17 championship game was a rematch of
every game played during the season between the only
two teams in the division. Edgewater Realty earned an
exciting 7-6 overtime victory over West Coast Air Con-
ditioning behind four goals from Max Driscoll and three
goals from Joey Carder. Other members of the team are
Kieran Grumley, Madison Driscoll, Chelsea Burgess,
Gera Versfield, Joely Hernandez, Christy Losota and
Derek Pulch.

Center announces 4v4 soccer tourney
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will host
an adult coed 4v4 soccer tournament Saturday, Dec. 8, at
the Center.
The cost to play is $150 per team and includes tour-
nament T-shirts for players. Play will consist of two,
10-minute halves and one female must be on the field at
all times. Teams can have a maximum of six players and
all must be at least 18 years of age.
The field is limited to the first 20 registered, paid
teams and registration will end Nov. 26.
For more information, contact Troy Shonk at 778-
1908, ext. 9205, or email troy@myamicc.com.

Horseshoe news
Bruce Munro returned from his winter home in
Canada to take top honors in the Nov. 7 and Nov. 10
horseshoe games at the Anna Maria horseshoe pits.
The Nov. 7 games had three teams advance to the
knockout round. Munro and partner Norm Good drew
the bye into the finals and watched as Rod Bussey and
Jay Disbrow edged Norm Langeland and Dom Livedoti
22-18. Munro and Good were too "good," earning an easy
21-8 victory.
Two teams advanced to the playoffs during the Nov.
10 games. Munro teamed with Rod Bussey to take it to
John Crawford and Sam Samuels by a 21-8 score.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups

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Mackerel action remains hot for pier anglers

By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Despite chilly morning weather and some windy days
in the past week, Spanish mackerel were still swarming
bait schools around both the Rod & Reel and the Anna
Maria City Pier.
For non-stop rod-bending action, try fishing the piers
early in the morning during strong moving tides. During
stronger tides, the bait schools congregate all around the
piers, which, in turn, keeps the mackerel captive during
feeding. Small white speck rigs, Gotcha plugs and the
Clark spoon rigged with a popping cork are produc-
ing catches in the 1- to 3-pound range. While targeting
mackerel, anglers can expect to catch blue runners, jack
crevalle and ladyfish.
Fishing the grass flats ofAnna Maria Sound is result-
ing in good numbers of spotted seatrout. Try using DOE
Cal jigs and targeting sandy potholes while drifting the
grass flats. Once you've located some fish, drop anchor
and work the area thoroughly. Most trout catches are
resulting in undersized fish, although limits of keepers
are attainable with a little persistence and some luck.
Redfish and catch-and-release snook are frequenting
the same areas this week. Try fishing mangrove shore-
lines with lush grass flats surrounding them. Live shiners
are the bait of choice. Slot-size fish are being caught in
good numbers, although most of the catch-and-release
snook are in the 20- to 24-inch range.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is target-
ing trout and redfish on the grass flats of Sarasota Bay.
Gross is switching from white bait to artificial to add a
little variety to the day. Using top-water plugs, he's pro-
ducing over-slot size trout in the early morning. Then, as
the sun gets higher in the sky, he's switching to DOA Cal
jigs and Cotee jigs to keep the bite going. Gross is either
anchoring an area where there are concentrations of fish,
or drifting the flats and casting into sandy potholes. For
the DOA Cal jigs, Gross is using a 1/4-ounce jighead with
a soft plastic in the nuclear chicken color. For the Cotee
jigs, Gross is using a dark green soft plastic.
The popular DOA shrimp is also working for Gross.
He is using shrimp in either the glow or measles shades.
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ways, either tied directly to some 20-pound fluorocarbon
or ri','inii the shrimp behind a Cajun Thunder popping
cork. Slot-size fish and under are the norm when using
these methods.
While fishing with shiners, Gross is catching good
numbers of redfish and catch-and-release snook. Reds up
to 26 inches are being caught in sandy potholes adjacent
to mangrove islands during the incoming tide. As for the
catch-and-release snook, Gross is releasing fish up to 32
inches in the same areas.
Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is hearing
good numbers of spotted seatrout making a showing in
Anna Maria Sound. "You can fish the deeper grass flats
behind the tackle shop and get good action on trout right
now," says Keyes.
Keyes suggests drifting the flats and casting soft plas-
tics or suspending lures into sandy potholes to find the
Spanish mackerel action is still steady along the
beaches and piers at the north end of Anna Maria Island.
Fishers using white jigs, Gotcha plugs or Clark spoons
trailed behind a popping cork are catching fish in the
1- to 3-pound range. Along with mackerel, Keyes says
to expect some ladyfish, blue runners, jack crevalle and
bluefish on the hook.
Moving onto the shallow grass flats adjacent to man-
grove shorelines, Keyes is hearing of good action on red-
fish and catch-and-release snook. For either species, flats
fishers are using live shiners to get the bite.
Finally those interested in catching shark can still
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Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says Spanish
mackerel are dominating the bite there. Pier fishers using
white speck rigs or Gotcha plugs are catching macks up
to 3 pounds. Malfese suggests fishing strong moving tides
to find concentrations of fish around the pier. Malfese
says artificial rather than live shiners are producing more
While targeting mackerel with artificial, pier fish-
ers also are catching bluefish and ladyfish. Remember,
always use pliers to remove hooks from bluefish. They
have very sharp teeth and strong jaws that can easily latch
onto one of your fingers and inflict a painful bite.
Pier fishers using live shrimp for bait are managing to
catch redfish, sheepshead and even some Atlantic croak-
ers. Try soaking your shrimp under the pier right up
to the the pilings to get into this action.
Finally, casting live shrimp from the pier is resulting
in bonnethead sharks on the hook. These sharks provide
excellent catch-and-release action on light tackle.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier also is seeing
good numbers of Spanish mackerel being caught. "As
long as the bait is here, so are the mackerel," says Sork.
Pier fishers using a Clark spoon trailed behind a
popping cork are getting the best results, although small
white jigs or Gotcha plugs are producing, too.
Bait fishers at the pier are catching decent numbers
of flounder as well as the usual suspects pinfish, small
grouper and lizardfish.
With water temps on the decline, it's also wise to start
targeting sheepshead. Live shrimp, fiddler crabs or sand
fleas dropped around most water structures will entice
the tasty striped fish to your hook.
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KRC golf news
A field of 62 golfers kicked off the men's 2012-13
golf season at the Key Royale Club with Fall Stag Day.
The event features a team low-net and individual low-
gross and low-net competition.
The team of Mike Brakefield, Craig Humphreys, Jon
Holcomb and Mike Patterson took first place for low-net
team with a 4-under-par 124.
Tim Friesen grabbed low-gross honors with an honest
2-over-par 34, while Dick Grimme took low-net honors
with a 4-under-par 28. One shot back was club president
Craig Humphreys.
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three, hitting his tee shot 10 feet 8 inches from the hole.
In other KRC news, more than 100 club members
gathered this past week to celebrate the life and teaching
excellence of club professional Danny Williams. Wil-
liams died June 17.
He was appointed golf professional at the club in
2001. As expressed at the memorial event, Williams went
far beyond the mechanics of the game with members.
He rallied physical improvements to the club, inspired
members to embrace the rules of the game and made it
clear that in tournaments and game, the ball is played
where it lies and there is no such thing as a "gimme."
He was a joy to be around and his warm spirit and
firm handshake inspired many Key Royale members in
the 12 years he was there. It was fitting that club members
gathered after the service to dedicate the redeveloped
putting green to Williams and to watch his wife, Penny,
take and make the first putt on the new practice

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Realty raves
Wagner Realty, with offices at 2217 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach and 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key, has named Rae Ellen Hayo as its top producer
at the Bradenton Beach office for October. Teresia Brad-
ford took the same honor at the Longboat Key office.
Winning top sales honors at the Bradenton Beach
office was Mark Reemelin, while Bradford garnered the
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Real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
202 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 3,813 sfla / 4,982 sfur
81bd 5' .kili 2car pool home built in 2009 on a 59x106 lot
was sold 10/12/12, Poseidon Adverntures LLC to Silber for
$1,250,000; list $1,390,000.
2114 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach, a 2,591 sfla / 3,307 sfur
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 2008 on a 50x100 lot was
sold 10/16/12, Kaleta to Zaner for $759,000.
111 Tern Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,714 sfla /3,468 sfur
3bed/2bath/lcar canalfront pool home built in 1997 on a
90x100 lot was sold 10/16/12, Jones to Tobias for $670,000;
list $699,000.
799 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, a 1,244 sfla 2bed/2bath
home built in 1981 on a 50x107 lot was sold 10/15/12,
Houlas to Van Loveren for $625,000; list $699,000.
4412 Second Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,296 sfla / 1,878
sfur 2bed 12bath pool home built in 1979 on a 75x100 lot
was sold 10/15/12, Yavalar to Jump for $600,000.
4506 Second Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,708 sfla / 2,234
sfur 3bed/3bath/home built in 1962on a 90x100 lot was sold
10/05/12, Record to Jump for $500,000.
2716 Gulf Drive, Unit 204, Gulf Cabins, Holmes Beach,
a 1,155 sfla / 1,400 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulffront condo with
shared pool built in 1981 was sold 10/10/12, McCall to
Danis for $495,000; list $519,000.
303 17th St. N., Unit 16, Bradenton Beach Club, Bra-
denton Beach, a 1,688 sfla / 2,130 sfur 2bed/212bath/2car
bayview condo with shared pools built in 2002 was sold
10/03/12, Scheck to Iriarte for $440,000; list $449,900.
632 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,208 sfla / 2,854
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1968 on
a 100x115 lot was sold 10/12/12, Lakeuka LLC to Kelley
for $404,041.
202 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,300 sfla / 1,691
sfur 2bed/2bath half duplex built in 1987 on a 38x100 lot
was sold 10/09/12, Rullman to Chames for $280,000; list
204 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,300 sfla / 1,691
sfur 2bed/2bath half duplex built in 1987 on a 38x100 lot
was sold 10/09/12, Rullman to Chames for $280,000; list
514 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 52x145 lot
was sold 10/05/12, Williams to Adams for $275,000.
2212 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach, a 860 sfla/ 1.173 sfur
2bedl bath/lcar home built in 1957 on a 50x100 lot was
sold 10/05/12, Gilbert to Bear for $265,000; list $289,000.
501 Gulf Drive N., Unit 215, Bridgeport, Bradenton
Beach, a 1,128 sfla / 1,198 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1982 was sold 10/09/12, Kallis to Pip-
penger for $225,000.
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MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
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FOR SALE: LATERAL file cabinets: 2 HON
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drawer files. Various office supplies. Also selling
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decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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Individuals may place one free ad with up to
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or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted
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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
African gifts and much more.

WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious
as to how much your home could be worth? Call
us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn
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GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
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941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
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HAITI $$$ DONATIONS to the Ministry of Pres-
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needed for local representatives to aid homeless
children. Info: The Islander, 941-778-7978.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
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WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
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MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boat-
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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,
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon
Saturday. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-

ANNIVERSARY SALE: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur-
day, Nov. 17. One day only. 15 percent off every-
thing at Steff's Stuff Antiques. Come celebrate
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SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. 70 North
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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-

FOUND: BIBLE ON Cortez Bridge. Call 941-782-
8338 and identify.
FOUND: hearing aid at the Home True Value
Hardware Store, Holmes Beach. Please, claim
in person.

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

WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs are looking
for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

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 Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor
with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni,

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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 avail-
able. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood
development 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

PERSONAL CARE-IN home assistance needed
for elderly couple in Holmes Beach, part-time.
Medical background either nursing assistant or
nursing required. Please call 916-813-7824 or
email your contact information with summary of
background to: reid3444@sbcglobal.net.

and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999.
941-779-6638. Leave message.
Island resident, references. The Flying Dutch-
man 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.
Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs
easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free
estimate. Registered and insured. Island dis-
count. TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-1399.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA.
Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-
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.
ISLAND LIVING CATERING/personal chef for
your wedding, home and special events. 941-
KEY CLEANERS & LINEN has expanded our
services. We now offer residential cleaning.
Family owned for 24 years on Longboat Key.
Quality and service, now in your home. 941-
I CAN FIX IT. Virus cleanup, system upgrade.
Hardware, software and network repair. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give island Socko a call: 941-799-
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.
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& Commercial
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
941.896.5256-office Free Estimates Licensed
941.807.5256-cell Ask about our 10% guarantee & Insured

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BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. 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.

RELAX 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.

commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance,
landscaping, cleanup, hauling and more!
Insured. 941-778-5294.

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.

For professional real
estate sales and rentals
call an island native,
Marianne Norman-Ellis
at Mike Norman Realty,



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www.gobiglishreally.com 941-779-2289

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-

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper.
Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.van-

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.

Office: (941) 778-2246 (941) 792- 8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com


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Enjoy exceptional views of the beach from this
direct Gulffront 2BR/2BT condo in Holmes
Beach. Unit offers a spacious, screened lanai and
turnkey furnishings. Beautiful grounds, heated
pool and covered parking. $575,000

M ike 800-367-1617
Mrik 40 941-778-6696
Norman 1 3101 GULF DR

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handy-
man, 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.

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

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

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

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

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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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home with
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We listen.
We list.
We sell.
Call the Neelys for a private showing
of this unique property. 941.809.5565,
941.807.6220. cellwithmelandbarb.com

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

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.
Brokers protected. 941-302-8254.

NEWLY REMODELED 2BR/1 BA: 200 feet to the
beach, Anna Maria. Available November and
December. $1,800/month. 941-778-7933.
WOULD LIKE TO rent a room. Christian retired
woman looking for a room to rent for February
and March 2013 on or near Anna Maria Island.
Call Sally at 810-689-3221.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis,
boat dock. Available December-February, 2013.
Call 818-620-3543.
LOOKING FOR ANNUAL on Anna Maria Island:
$800/month range. Cottage, efficiency, duplex,
mother-in-law. I am a single, professional,
female. Responsible and neat. Need to get
back to the beach. 941-879-2970.

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: 1BR/1BA mobile com-
pletely remodeled with share, beach and bay
access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate.
Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call
941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.

Rental Tax

941.741.4809 or

If you know of someone who is renting and may not be
collecting Ihe Tourist Tax, call us or access our website
and press the button that looks like the one above.
This is an anonymous tip. The public records law does
not allow us to report the progress of any investigation.

ton Beach. Excellent investment income.
$259,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.flip-

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

on Anna Maria Island. A fixer-upper would be
ideal. Cash, down payment available, qualified
buyer. 574-309-3911.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale by
owner. 1,818 sf, 3BR/2BA home with garage,
terrazzo 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.



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