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VOLUME 21. NO. 4
NOV. 28. 2012 FREE
AM City Pier leaseholder says'no' to water taxi
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Lesters post $25K
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FISH, fishers pledge
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By Rick Catlin
A proposal to bring a water taxi for visi-
tors from downtown Bradenton to offload at
the Anna Maria City Pier was rejected by pier
leaseholder Mario Schoenfelder.
In a letter to former Anna Maria Mayor
Mike Selby received Nov. 15, Selby's last
day in office Schoenfelder said he appreci-
ated the opportunity to discuss the issue with
Selby but he has concerns.
"We have previously expressed concerns
over safety, liability and overloading the exist-
ing infrastructure," Schoenfelder wrote.
"Our specific concerns are in regards to
restroom facilities, especially parking and
increased congestion at peak usage times.
Because of these concerns, we are unable to
give approval to the use of the city pier as a
docking facility for the taxi at this time," he
Capt. Tracey Dell of the Kathleen D
catamaran cruise ship and the Island Pearl
shuttle boat had proposed the water taxi to the
commission in October 2011. Commission-
ers favored the idea because the taxi would
in AM vacancy
By Rick Catlin
With Anna Maria commissioners dead-
locked 2-2 on a replacement commissioner to
take Mayor SueLynn's seat on the dais, Com-
missioner Chuck Webb suggested a special
election to settle the issue.
f At the commission's
Nov. 15 organizational
Meeting, planning and
ues Fest zoning board member Carl
6 Pearman and former Com-
missioner Gene Aubry were
r get a Aubry both nominated and sec-
onded to replace SueLynn.
She was voted commission
ew chair earlier in the meeting
yor and thus relinquished her
commission seat to become
When she called for
Pearman commission nominations,
i*f Commissioner Dale Woodland nominated
Pearman, a motion seconded by Commissioner
John Quam. Commissioner Nancy Yetter, who
was seconded by Webb, nominated Aubry.
foi There were no other nominations as
former Commissioner Tom Aposporos with-
3 drew his name from consideration before the
nce is There were two rounds of voting, one for
each nominee, the vote ended 2-2 Wood-
BiZ land and Quam versus Webb and Yetter. After
much discussion among the four commission-
ge 27 ers on the dais, all said they did not intend to
change their vote.
PLEASE SEE STALEMATE, PAGE 3
bring foot traffic to city businesses. The taxi
also would stop at Fort De Soto Park, Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach.
But the commission told Dell he must gain
approval from Schoenfelder before any action
can be taken.
Dell said he's talked with pier manager
Dave Sork, but Schoenfelder has not been avail-
By Kathy Prucnell
Two Holmes Beach work sessions are
scheduled in the next two weeks to consider the
need to replace the city's just-retired building
official and a possible building moratorium.
The city commission will hear an update on
Mayor Carmel Monti's building official selec-
During their first week in office, facing major
issues including a department head vacancy,
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, left,
Commission Chair Jean Peelen, and one of
two new commissioners, Marvin Grossman
opted to meet more frequently. Not pictured,
new Commissioner Judy Titsworth. Islander
Photo: Kathy Prucnell
out of the
... Holmes Beach
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able to meet. He mostly resides in Germany.
Dell said Schoenfelder should not be con-
cerned about parking as a result of the shuttle
because the taxi passengers would arrive at
the pier on the taxi, not by driving vehicles. A
few people might board the water taxi at the
pier, he said, but he's not relying on that.
PLEASE SEE WATER TAXI, PAGE 2
tion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.
Also at 7 p.m., on the following Thursday,
Dec. 6, the commission will look at the pos-
sibility of a moratorium as a way to give the
commission time without sparking a flood
of building permit applications to decide a
course of action for an issue labeled by new
Commission Chair Jean Peelen as the "big house
Joe Duennes, superintendent of public
works, building and code enforcement for more
than 15 years, retired earlier this month, leaving
the city of Holmes Beach down a department
head and a building official.
Duennes oversaw 14 employees and the
city's development, including the issuance of
1,044 permits as of Nov. 19.
He finalized his retirement with Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger Nov. 8, but an announcement was
not made until Duennes' last day, Nov. 16. It
also was nearly Bohnenberger's last day, as
Monti and two new commissioners were sworn
into office the morning of Nov. 19.
At the Nov. 20 city meeting, Monti told
commissioners one day after being sworn
into office- that three candidates were being
considered for Duennes' replacement, and
"to give it a week" and he'd be ready with an
Also at the meeting, the first chaired by
Peelen, discussion of a building moratorium
came up during agenda items listed as "important
substantive issues for commission to address."
The substantive issues listed under "big
house problem," included possible floor or
living area ratio rules, an underground footer
PLEASE SEE HB MORATORIUM, PAGE 4
HB considers building official
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"There might be a few, but we want to address all
his concerns. We'll cover the liability and we have rest
rooms on board for our passengers," said Dell.
"The water taxi is something that everyone seems
to want. We'll continue to pursue the idea through other
channels if necessary. We want Mr. Schoenfelder to have
a level of comfort for the taxi," said Dell.
The maximum number of people the taxi can carry
is about 45, Dell said, and some passengers would likely
choose to dine and enjoy the amenities at the City Pier
"We want to take visitors from Bradenton to Fort
De Soto Park in Pinellas County, then Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach, then return to
each pier, then back to downtown Bradenton," Dell
"I thought it was a win for the pier restaurant. I'm some-
The City Pier
fishing pier have
ing in the pier
- parking lot for
ignore the signs.
-M Mario Schoen-
felder is worried
passengers on a
taxi would exac-
Th erbate park-
what surprised at Schoenfelder's decision," he said.
Dell said the idea is for taxi visitors to visit Pine
Avenue, get lunch or to enjoy the sights and boutiques.
They would only be in the city a few hours before the
Mayor SueLynn said she would speak to Schoen-
felder after she and city staff review the concerns.
"I think we can meet Mr. Schoenfelder's concerns.
The city is going to help (Schoenfelder) with some pier
repairs, so we might have some input on the taxi in
return," she said.
North End Merchants Organization president Tina
Fusaro said NEMO members were receptive to a pre-
sentation by Dell last year, but the organization does not
City attorney Jim Dye said the final decision on the
water taxi is with Schoenfelder because he holds the
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By Rick Catlin
Some readers of The Islander newspaper have
received ballots with their newspaper for voting on the
"best of the best" awards for Anna Maria Island: "The
Islander Star, Best of AMI Award."
Distribution of the ballots is random to home sub-
scribers, and voting is available only to those readers
who receive home delivery on Anna Maria Island, postal
subscribers and registered online
Web voting by subscribers
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site subscribers with only one
lots will not be provided in bulk
quantities to any source in order to
provide the most credible prefer-
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and accountability by an outside
Publisher Bonner Joy said the
paper is celebrating 20 years of weekly news by rec-
ognizing the island business community, and allowing
loyal readers the choice in what will be 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 at the event.
Balloting began Nov. 21 in a special section included
in limited numbers of papers, and again this week.
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person or by mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
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Webb said if no one planned to change his or her
vote, the way to resolve the issue might be a special elec-
tion. He asked city clerk Alice Baird to check into the cost
of balloting on a single issue.
At the organizational meeting, two commissioners,
incumbent Webb, who was up for another term and unop-
posed in the Nov. 6 election, and newly elected Yetter
- also unopposed were sworn into office. Then a full
board five commissioners voted among themselves
for someone to succeed outgoing Mayor Mike Selby.
Selby opened the meeting and stepped down after
SueLynn was elected commission chair.
The city charter calls for the commission chair to
take the seat of mayor since no one ran for the office in
the Nov. 6 city election.
But the agenda at the Nov. 15 meeting seemed at
odds with what commissioners agreed to at their Oct. 25
At that earlier meeting, city attorney Jim Dye said
the commission could organize the voting for commis-
sion chair and replacement commissioner any way it
Then-commission chair Webb suggested the com-
mission first vote on a replacement commissioner, then
a commission chair to become mayor. Then have the
new mayor sworn in and the replacement commissioner
sworn. This would ensure a full, five-member commis-
sion to vote for a new chair and vice chair, he said.
There was no dissension among commissioners to
Webb's Oct. 25 u 0r','linI
However, at the city's Nov. 15 organizational meet-
ing, Woodland suggested the commission first vote on a
commission chair to become mayor.
Webb said he thought the commission had decided
Oct. 25 to first elect a replacement commissioner, then a
chair, but Woodland wanted to elect the chair first. Quam
agreed and neither Yetter nor SueLynn disagreed. Webb
then reluctantly agreed.
SueLynn was then unanimously elected chair.
Selby stepped down.
After much discussion on the merits of each can-
didate among the commissioners, and an address from
Aubry on his qualifications and previous volunteer work
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 28, 2012 E 3
Aposporos withdraws commission app
By Rick Catlin
Former Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Aposporos
withdrew his application for the vacant commission seat
created Nov. 15, and did not attend the meeting for that
reason, he said.
In an email to all the people who signed his com-
mission application, he thanked them for their support.
He said he withdrew his name because he is not resign-
ing as executive director of the Longboat Key Cham-
ber of Commerce at the end of December as previously
for the city, two rounds of voting both ended 2-2 for each
candidate. Pearman was absent due to a family commit-
ment, according to Quam.
Webb said he didn't know how to resolve the dead-
lock except by special election.
SueLynn, who as mayor does not have a vote, even in
the event of a tie, said it's up to the commission to decide
if it wants a special election.
It would not be the city's first special election for a
In September 2010, the city held a recall election for
then-Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus. The recall was on
the same ballot where Aubry was elected 363-332 and
completed the remaining 13 months of Stoltzfus' term.
indicated at the
meeting that he
would not mind
if the commission
.... vacant with only
until the next
VACANCY regular city
As chamber director, he said he would not have the
time to devote to being an Anna Maria Commissioner.
"I have not yet learned to say 'no' to people," he said
in his email.
Aposporos said he submitted a note to the city Nov.
14 indicating he no longer wished to be considered for
the vacancy. He will remain, however, as an adviser to
the city's charter review committee.
He held a seat as an Anna Maria commissioner in
2003 and has twice served as chair of the charter review
Former Commissioner Gene Aubry and Carl Pear-
man are still under consideration for the commission
A commission vote on both Aubry and Pearman at
the Nov. 15 organizational meeting ended tied in two
separate votes, and a three-to-one vote was required to
win the seat.
The commission will again take up the issue of a
replacement commissioner at its Nov. 29 meeting.
Commissioner Chuck Webb has suggested a special
election to solve the problem.
Former Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Aposporos
withdrew his name from consideration for appointment
to the commission prior to the Nov. 15 organizational
meeting. He is an adviser to the city's charter review
committee. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
4 E NOV. 28, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
MORATORIUM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
prohibition and a possible one-pool-per-lot rule or includ-
ing pools in coverage limitations measures supported
by commissioners Judy Holmes Titsworth and Marvin
Grossman in their campaigns for office.
Peelen suggested the underground footer issue be
separated for discussion at the next work session but
Titsworth interjected that city attorney Patricia Petruff
advised a moratorium because of the many development
"It's not just the underground footer, although that is
a huge one," Titsworth said. "As a recommendation from
Patty, that's the only way to deal with it, or the best way
to deal with it."
Petruff's partner, Stephen Dye, who attended the
meeting in her stead, recommended that Petruff, unavail-
able until the week of Dec. 3, be on hand for the work
session discussion as well as legal tailoring of such a
Commissioners then scheduled the discussion for a
Dec. 6 work session.
\Ny only worry is there is going to be panic in the
community between now and the sixth," Peelen said,
adding she'd like to "get the word out there" that what's
being considered is short-term and narrowly crafted.
Peelen suggested the proposed moratorium be lim-
ited by geography and type of building.
Disagreeing on that point, Commissioner David Zac-
cagnino said he'd researched the issue earlier in the year,
and would bring his findings to the next discussion, but
recalled there had to be "a pretty darn good reason to do
Zaccagnino also reported, "Over the weekend I
fielded many, many, many phone calls and concerns about
the transition in our city, and am feeling confident after
talking to the mayor that there's going to be a smooth
transition. I have complete confidence in him," he said.
Zaccagnino said people are concerned because "there
are a lot of things in the process right now for a lot of
building going on." He pointed out the construction
industry is part of the economy that supports the school
and the community center.
According to Treasurer Lori Hill, the city took in
$375,613 in permit fees during the 2011-12 fiscal year.
The 2012-13 budget projects $296,000 to be added to the
coffers from building permits.
Newly hired in the building department, David
Greene reported to commissioners that there was a cur-
rent 8-10 permit application backlog, "much less than
when I started three weeks ago.
"We are still moving forward with building permit
processing," he said.
With a degree in electrical engineering and 20 years
of experience with inspections in the construction indus-
try, Greene expects to gain his plans examiner and inspec-
tor license the week of Dec. 5.
The city hired Greene Oct. 23 after former building
inspector Bob Shaffer was fired following discipline for
leniency to certain builders.
According to Greene, both inspections and applica-
tions are continuing, with former Longboat Key building
official John Fernandez working for the city on a part-
time contractual basis signing off on inspections.
In other business, the commission unanimously
The first reading of an ordinance changing the land
development code to require stormwater management
plans for residential construction.
The first reading of an ordinance amending the LDC
to require building permit applications within 90 days
after site plan approvals, with provisions allowing for one
90-day extensions if approved by the commission and for
a site plan expiration if a permit is not maintained.
A resolution to relocate among 2011-12 budget line
items, $10,000 from public works insurance to general
government life and health insurance and $20,000 from
public works insurance to police department health and
life insurance. The budget remains unchanged.
A consensus of commissioners agreed to:
Split off the regular meeting from work sessions,
and hold weekly work sessions at 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
Begin commissioner office hours in city hall confer-
ence room, 5801 Marina Drive, Titsworth on Mondays,
Zaccagnino on Tuesdays, Commissioner Pat Morton on
Wednedays, Peelen on Thursdays and Commissioner
Marvin Grossman on Fridays. Hours for each day will
be 10 a.m.-noon.
Advertise open committee positions by press release
to local newspapers and placing them on the city's web-
Attempt monthly open houses at city hall.
Improve audio and video access on the city web-
Create guidelines for citizen presentations.
Meet periodically with neighborhood groups,
including builders and real estate agents.
Begin mayoral briefings to individual commis-
sioners on substantive issues with the caveat of Dye's
recommendation the mayor and commissioners abide by
sunshine laws, which limit commissioner discussion of
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Anna Maria City
Nov. 29, 6 p.m., city commission.
Dec. 10, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., environmental enhancement
Dec. 13, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Dec. 3, 3 p.m., scenic waves.
Dec. 6, 1 p.m., city pier team.
Dec. 6, 7 p.m., city commission.
Dec. 10, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council meets at BB city hall.
Dec. 19, community redevelopment agency -
Dec. 19, capital improvements project CAN-
Dec. 20, city pier team CANCELED.
Dec. 20, city commission CANCELED.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
Dec. 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.
Dec.6, 7 p.m., work session.
Dec. 11, 7 p.m., city commission.
Dec. 13, 7 p.m., work session.
Dec. 20, 10 a.m., code enforcement board.
Dec. 20, 7 p.m., work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
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
Dec. 20, 6 p.m., fire district commission, including
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
Dec. 12, 4 p.m., Palma Sola Scenic Highway Cor-
ridor Management Entity Committee, ninth-floor confer-
ence room, Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112
Manatee Ave., W., Bradenton.
Dec. 17, 9:30 p.m., Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation, Sudakoff Center at New College, 5845 General
Dougher Place, Sarasota.
Government offices and The Islander will be closed
for the Christmas holiday, Dec. 24-25.
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Lesters issue community
challenge for center
Holmes Beach residents Chuck and Joey Lester
again have issued a challenge to the island com-
munity to raise money for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
The Lesters have offered to put up $25,000 to
benefit the center money they hope the com-
munity can match by Dec. 31.
The Lesters have issued similar challenges
in years past to raise money for the nonprofit -
always with sponsorship from The Islander news-
Last year, the campaign raised more than
$10,000. Since the campaign began, challenges
have raised more than $800,000.
The center provides more than 1.5 million
hours of service to more than 3,400 island residents
To contribute to the campaign, mail tax-deduct-
ible donations to the Lester Challenge, P.O. Box
253, Anna Maria FL 34216, payable to AMICC.
Donations may also be made at the center.
For more information, call the center at 941-
public business to open and noticed public meetings.
Hold shade meetings at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 11, on two
ongoing lawsuits, one filed in May against Bradenton
Beach and the Sandpiper Resort Co-op, and a second
filed last month against Peelen by John F Agnelli Jr.
Allow commissioners to contact the city attorneys
and to monitor costs.
Agree to participate in liaison appointments. Liai-
sons previously have included legislative, parks and beau-
tification, recycling/solid waste, building and grounds,
roads, bridges, drainage and canals.
End the city's acceptance and lottery of local busi-
ness gift certificates to employees, and research perfor-
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The Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, drew
diners to its outdoor deck Nov. 23, the day after
Thanksgiving. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 28, 2012 5 5
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"^;t.&i&T" week. Visi-
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S beach in Anna
Thanksgiving a big
draw for island
By Rick Catlin
Visitors a-plenty found week-long holiday accom-
modations on Anna Maria Island, and even more waited
until Thanksgiving and the day after to arrive.
David Teitelbaum, owner of four resorts in Braden-
ton Beach, said it was a good Thanksgiving and there
were a lot more walk-in visitors than expected.
"We did good. We had a couple of units left on Friday
(Nov. 23), but we got a lot of walk-in traffic that day, so
we were booked," he said.
At Harrington House Bed & Breakfast Inn, 5626
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a few units were available
last week, but walk-in traffic Nov. 22-23 filled up the
accommodation, according to the reservations clerk.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna
Maria, the BeachHouse restaurant in Bradenton Beach
and the MarVista restaurant on Longboat Key, said busi-
ness was great because of the good weather.
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Here we go again
Call it a parody, a travesty, or just call it d6ja vu.
But it more resembles a tragedy a serious play with
a tragic theme, often involving a heroic struggle and the
downfall of a main character or characters.
Anna Maria is a city where, lacking a mayoral
candidate, and consequently requiring a commissioner
to step up and fill in that largely thankless, nonvoting,
administrative job, good people came forward willing
to serve in the commission seat, and those elected to
serve seem to have turned a good deed into yet another
Well, look out unyielding, uncompromising and
Because being more willing to settle for a 2-2 vote
until the next election over choosing a good, willing and
able person to help make those decisions on the dais is
a weak and selfish position to maintain.
So that's the tragedy.
The parody is that it's not the first time the city has
faced an empty seat on the dais and struggled with how
to fill it. At one time in the early 1990s no one
wanted a seat vacated by a commissioner who, although
just elected, suddenly found the need to move from the
The commission was in such dire straits, it consid-
ered putting names of the electorate in a hat and drawing
until someone agreed to serve.
I'd still have the postcard if my canine literary
assistant, Mr. Wizard, hadn't eaten it really but
the absurdity of it all somehow also attracted the atten-
tion of humorist, Miami Herald columnist Dave Berry,
who scribed a short note: "Can we do that with the
Already Commissioner SueLynn has given up her
vote to step up to the mayor's seat. You may not find that
so unusual, but the highest and greatest responsibility
an official has is to vote on behalf of the electorate.
SueLynn now will administer, not legislate, and
just like d6ja vu, this is what happened when she was
previously a commissioner and commission chair,
thus mayor, but a voting mayor and the electorate
voted a charter change to an administrative mayor.
Does anyone recognize the pure irony of this twisted
turn on the dais?
What is it that would cause any official to turn down
the likes of former Commissioner Gene Aubry a
proven dedicated servant with great expertise and value
to offer the city in lieu of an empty chair?
Deadlocked? Stalemate? And shameful.
There's some hidden, scheming ulterior motive at
work here again.
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Thank you for your help
We would like to thank all the individuals that
helped us in a time of need due to a recent vehicle acci-
dent in the Publix parking lot in Holmes Beach on Oct.
The unknown gentleman who called 911; the Publix
employees who provided assistance; Holmes Beach
Police officer Mike Pilato who was in the area and
responded immediately to provide assistance, and the
Holmes Beach EMS team that immediately responded
and meticulously removed one of us from the vehicle
and took us to Blake emergency center.
Finally, we thank Erma McMullen for her staying
with us throughout the ordeal. Lastly, we want to forgive
the woman who lost control of her vehicle and drove
Carl and Roberta Augostini, Anna Maria
We are all caretakers
When I got the call that someone had vandalized
the Holmes Beach dog park I was shocked. Who would
be so disrespectful as to try and destroy city property?
Who would have nothing better to do with their time
then to ruin something that so many have worked so
hard to provide.
Well someone did. Someone went into the park and
dropped potted plants over the fence. Someone thought
so little of the hard work of so many to do this.
Those who love the doggie park and relish the
opportunity to use it every day have to be appalled. We
have to let others know that unacceptable behavior is
just that unacceptable.
Let us all be the caretakers of this piece of heaven
that we created for our pets. Let us all be willing to take
responsibility for protecting it.
The city told us that the park would be locked from
9 p.m. to 7 a.m. It seems that this will be necessary. It
is unfortunate, but we need to protect what we worked
so hard to accomplish.
Renee Ferguson, Holmes Beach
In defense of tipping
I feel I must reply on behalf of the many British
people who enjoy vacationing in the USA.
In Europe, a 10-20 percent tip is normal, and in
many places is added to your restaurant bill. The USA is
not Europe and we are here as guests of your wonderful
As such, we should respect the normal prac-
tice, especially as eating out is much cheaper than in
We have always paid the 15-20 percent tip here,
depending on what and where we eat out. Perhaps
Mr. Cupitt will not return. He will not be missed, I'm
The Charldwoods, Stock Essex, United Kingdom
When in Rome
This is in response to the United Kingdom visitor.
A big reason to travel is to absorb different cultures.
Therefore, if this Brit was cultured, he would know
enough to leave his ways home when traveling.
In conclusion: He's just a cheapskate.
Bert Spiegel, Longboat Key
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FISH, fishers work toward cooperation
By Mark Young
Ten days after a Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage meeting in Cortez, FISH members and dis-
gruntled fishers again met to discuss how each can
help the other.
The previous FISH meeting on Nov. 5 brought
some long-time commercial fishers to the table to
express frustration over a perceived lack of FISH
assistance to those who work in the fishing industry.
At the same time, FISH members noted the long
absence of fishers from the organization's meetings and
a lack of their participation in its primary fundraiser,
the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
At the heart of the Nov. 5 dispute was the use of
the FISH boatworks facility, a facility that has under-
gone criticism in the past for being more of a "boys
club" hangout than a working facility to benefit FISH
and the community.
Fishers renewed their complaints that the facility
is being used for recreational boaters, leaving fishers
nowhere to conduct major repairs on the boats they
use to make a living.
FISH board members took notice last month of
the mounting frustration and appointed board member
Rick Stewart as the boatworks committee chair,
responsible for taking the facility in a new direction.
The opposing sides agreed to meet at a boatworks
committee meeting Nov. 15 where the Nov. 5 argu-
Stewart told fishers he wants the boatworks to
embrace the "entire Cortez fishing community" and
asked fishers to elect a spokesperson to bring their
concerns to the meetings.
Jodi Tyne, who first confronted the FISH board
Nov. 5, offered the first symbol of peace by offering
herself as a volunteer for the Commercial Fishing Fes-
tival. Her actions drew in others from the fishing side
of the argument to also volunteer.
After more than an hour of mostly arguments
between the two sides, Tyne's actions brought decla-
rations of cooperation from the FISH board members
FISH secretary Joe Kane stated, "There were dec-
larations of support to launch a new era of cooperation
in establishing FISH boatworks for the entire com-
munity especially fishermen."
Tony Taylor said, "We want to represent our heri-
tage. We need a place to do our boat work."
Junior Guthrie, an outspoken critic of FISH at the
Nov. 5 meeting, acknowledged the lack of involve-
ment from fishers.
"We made a terrible mistake by not being
involved," he said. "We need to be involved."
Stewart said his vision for the facility is to see it
run as a business, not a clubhouse, "but a place that
FISH can earn money while still providing services
to the community."
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public meeting on Anna Maria Island and announced it
would spend $7.2 million to rehabilitate the Anna Maria
Island Bridge rather than proceed with a replacement
bridge. DOT officials said that 20 years after rehabilitat-
ing the bridge, a replacement bridge would be needed.
At a public meeting in Holmes Beach called by
Manatee County director of community services Fred
Loveland, islanders complained the fare-free island trol-
leys were too loud and operated too early and too late
in the day. Loveland said the county was working on
solving the noise issue, but operational hours would
remain in effect. Loveland said island residents favor
the trolley 20 to 1 in emails and letters he's received.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney said
the island is losing population because investors are
paying high prices for single-family homes and con-
dominiums that are turned into vacation rentals. He
said in the two years since the 2000 election, the three
island cities have lost about 8 percent of their popula-
tion. Maloney said people should worry that investors
will overrun the island as the population continues to
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Groins, beach renourishment discussed at CBIEO meeting
'TlrI' see us put all this sand on
ilhe beach cand a lot of it is i'-ashed
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By Mark Young
A full spectrum of shore protection objectives was dis-
cussed at the Nov. 21 Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, the first meeting held in several months.
Manatee County Natural Resources Department
director Charlie Hunsicker addressed Anna Maria Island
officials and Manatee County commissioners gathered at
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
The broken groins at Cortez Beach were among the
topics discussed, with Hunsicker saying funding is in
place to begin the long-awaited replacement of the groins
Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, a
former Bradenton Beach mayor, said the groins, even in
their current state, have proven to be a valuable tool in
preventing beach erosion.
"We were asked to remove them completely, but
that's not what we wanted to do," said Chappie. "At the
time, there was no intention to replace them, but we knew
the state would eventually change its mind. I know they
have presented an eyesore to the beach, but we knew
that even their footprint was helping to prevent beach
Hunsicker presented a design of the groins that will
have a pier-like presence at the beach.
"Four years ago, the state wouldn't have let us do
that," he said. "So we have an opportunity now to build
an erosion control structure that can also be a recreational
Hunsicker also went into detail about the county's
hopes for when it begins to receive payments from the
Restore Act of 2012, passed by Congress following the
British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster.
Hunsicker said BP has not yet paid for the environ-
mental damage caused by the explosion and subsequent
oil leak into the Gulf of Mexico, which temporarily dev-
astated fisheries, businesses and tourism along the Gulf
The Restore Act established the Gulf Coast Restora-
tion Trust Fund, but each state was allowed to develop its
own model for receiving payment. Louisiana, for exam-
ple will have funds paid straight to the governor's office,
while Florida's model calls for funds to flow directly in
to its 23 Gulf Coast counties.
"The three island cities are part of our Gulf, so we
are going to be inclusive with the community when look-
ing at projects under the criteria of the fund," said Hun-
Manatee County's estimated share of the BP damages
settlement range from $4.7 million to more than $19 mil-
lion. Hunsicker said the expected amount could be close
to $15 million.
"We have to hold our priorities first when looking
ahead to our needs versus wants," he said.
County Commissioner Carol Whitmore has been
appointed as the Manatee County representative at an
tered groins at
play a pivotal
role in pre-
they have been
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upcoming 23-county consortium. Hunsicker said it's like
a "mini legislative" meeting to begin the discussion on
the settlement and how much each county receives.
In the meantime, he said, "We don't know how much
money is coming to us, but we can still bring the com-
munity together and ask for their input."
Hunsicker said the county has put together a form
for potential projects and that the process of identifying
priorities will be completely transparent.
"When the projects come in, we'll post them on our
website," he said. I \, 1,i i will be able to see in real
time applications come in and how they are whittled
Hunsicker cautioned county commissioners to be
wise in choosing projects to be funded by the BP settle-
"If we can try to match these projects with our com-
prehensive plan proposals, we'll be in a good place and
are not reinventing the wheel," he said. "We have to ask
ourselves are we dealing with needs or wants? Here's an
opportunity with an airdrop of millions of dollars to sat-
isfy our needs first before we move over to our wants."
Hunsicker said convincing others that beach renour-
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2-year wait for BB gateway improvements may soon be over
By Mark Young
Putting up a sign and installing a few plants at the
Bradenton Beach gateway on Cortez Road at Gulf Drive
might sound like an easy accomplishment.
But throw in living on a barrier island inundated with
state and federal regulations compiled with a need for
private-property easements and a simple project turns
into a two-year wait.
That wait may be ending soon, according to Braden-
ton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby.
ishment projects are cheaper as a preventative measure
continues to be a challenge.
Anna Maria Island is currently listed as the No. 1
priority for beach renourishment and work is expected
to begin in 2014.
"I'm convinced that a strong beach limits property
damage," said Hunsicker. "We know that sand is the way
we can make our island safer."
The county first began renourishment efforts in 1992,
and the island has been in a 10-year cycle, with the last
full renourishment effort taking place in 2002.
Hunsicker said it's difficult to see the importance of
renourishment through the eyes of a beachgoer.
"They see us put all this sand on the beach and a
lot of it is washed away in a few weeks, but that's not
how renourishment works," he said. "Beaches are like an
iceberg. What you see on the beach is only the tip."
Cosby told commissioners at a Nov. 21 capital
improvement projects meeting that CIP is giving up on
trying to obtain an easement from a Bradenton Beach
couple, who reportedly want too much power over the
City attorney Ricinda Perry had been working with
the couple's attorney, but according to Cosby the contract
would allow the residents to order a proposed welcome
sign removed at their discretion.
Negotiations were continuing, but the couple's attor-
ney died several months ago, "and we haven't heard from
them since," said Cosby, who noted the city now has two
"We met with Florida Department of Transportation
about the possibility of placing a sign at their property on
the intersection," he said. "A couple of years ago DOT
changed the way they do signs. Now there is a committee
you have to go through."
Cosby said he met with the DOT committee members,
who said they had no objections, but would require the
city to submit a conceptual proposal for DOT's review.
Cosby's alternate plan is to use city property, which
he said is "a ways off the road, but if we made the sign
big enough, I'm confident it would be visible to those
coming into the city."
He said he would take a better look at using the city
property and advise the commissioners.
Ann Hall, a landscaper, spoke to commissioners
during public comment. She said Commissioner Gay
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vide an overview of the gateway landscaping.
Breuler, at a Scenic Waves Partnership meeting in
September, secured the release of $500 for the gateway
project to begin.
Hall said the landscaping plan is Florida-friendly.
"We walked the property and ascertained what plants
would be used," she said. "I'm just here to give you an
update that things are moving forward."
The CIP committee also addressed what to do to
enhance John Chappie Park.
Cosby said an idea to turn it into a sea turtle and
natural Florida habitat education site is being considered.
He said grants are available to help those ideas along.
\ioi of these grants are going to require us to
remove the non-native trees, but whatever we take out,
we will replace with native trees," he said.
Cosby said landscaper Mike Miller has agreed to
present a conceptual design to the city. Cosby needed a
consensus from the commissioners, which was provided.
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Celebrity conservationist Jeff Corwin, center, television
host of "Corwin's Quest" on Animal Planet, poses with
Devon and Gail Straight of Wildlife Inc. Nov. 15 at the
University of South Florida, where Corwin led a pre-
sentation on the importance of environmental protec-
tions at home and afar. The Wildlife Inc. representa-
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in Bradenton Beach -participated in Corwin's lecture
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Island Players auditioning
Island Players theater group, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, will hold auditions Sunday, Dec. 2 for "A Little
Murder Never Hurt Anybody."
The play, written by Ron Beras, will be directed by
James Thaggard, with performances Jan. 17-Feb. 3.
Auditions are 7 p.m. at the theater.
The casting call said, "No preparation is necessary,
the director will have those auditioning read scenes from
the play. Callbacks are scheduled, if needed, at the dis-
cretion of the director. If you have never auditioned for
us before, or it's been a while, please arrive a little early
to fill out an audition form and have a file picture taken.
Newcomers are very welcome."
The play takes place on New Year's Eve at a mansion
with a cast of characters that includes "the patriarch," his
wife, his dim-witted daughter and her witless fiance, a
butler and a detective.
The theater group will audition at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 20, for "'Till Beth Do Us Part," written by Jessie
Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and to be directed
by Mike Lusk. Performances are March 7-24.
The play is set in an upper class Cincinnati commu-
nity and the characters include a wife, her husband, her
assistant and her boss, a wisecracking divorcee and her
The 2012-13 season also includes performances of
"37 Postcards," written by Michael McKeever, directed
by Phyllis Elfenbein. The auditions will be in March at
The play, set in a home in Darien, Conn., runs May
9-19. The characters include a husband and wife, an aunt,
a nerdy son, his fiance and a 97-year-old Nana.
Holly Berry Bazaar
returns to Annunciation
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will host
the annual Holly Berry Bazaar 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,
The sale takes place in the church hall, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Bazaar organizers promise homemade chicken pot
pies, baked goods and other desserts, sweet pickles,
raffles for quilts and gift baskets, as well as crafts, gifts,
jewelry, cutlery and Christmas decorations.
Santa also will pay a visit, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
For information, call the church at 941-778-1638.
Tree sales benefit Boys & Girls
Clubs of Manatee County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County's annual
Christmas tree lot opened Nov. 23 to serve customers
through the holiday season.
The lot is at the Westgate Shopping Center, 3900
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Hours are noon-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and
Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Satur-
Sales of the fresh-cut trees benefit the local clubs.
Joey and Chuck Lester look over the pony rides at last
year's fun day event. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Lester Family Fun
Day benefits center
The 11th annual Lester Family Fun Day benefiting
the Anna Maria Island Community Center will take place
10-a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1.
Chuck and Joey Lester present the holiday party at
the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
An announcement said attendees can expect:
Old-fashioned prices for lunch items, including hot
dogs, snacks, soda pop and Duffy burgers.
Games, crafts and face painting.
Pony rides and Tony "The Balloon Guy."
Performances by the Manatee Players' Dickens
Christmas Carolers, the Manatee High School Drum Line
and the Diane Partington Studio of Classical Ballet.
Chances to win one of 75 turkeys donated by the
Lesters and a big-screen television, among other prizes.
Visits with Santa Claus, who, in Lester Family Fun
Day tradition, will arrive on a fire truck at noon.
The Lesters also have agreed this year to sponsor
the annual Lester Challenge, encouraging supporters to
match their $25,000 donation to the center.
The fundraising continues until the end of the year,
with contributions accepted at the center and via the mail
at P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
For more information, call the center at 941-778-
AGAMI to gather for
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island will hold
its Christmas dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3,
at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
A $25 per person admission includes dinner, coffee
and tea. The menu includes princess chicken, mahi Pro-
venyale, vegetable lasagna, house salad, rolls and choco-
late yule log.
Members may invite guests.
Reservations are required.
For more information, call Midge Pippel at 941-779-
2039. AGAMI is on the Web at www.amiartistsguildgal-
Fins, Scales & Tales
A Colorful Exhibit of Art and Histonr
Maritime Museum exhibiting
Fins, Scales and Tales
The Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez, 4415 119th
St. W., Cortez, will open Fins, Scales and Tales, with a
reception Tuesday, Dec. 4.
The exhibit, according to a release, showcase the
talents of multiple area artists as well as colorful quotes
from fishermen throughout Cortez's rich history.
Artists Baobab Arts, Bill's Tin Art, Gordon Turner,
Mike Balas and from Weedline Art will attend the recep-
tion, which is 5:30-7 p.m.
The sponsor is Manatee County Circuit Court Clerk
R.B. "Chips" Shore.
For more information, contact museum curator
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The late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles is generally
considered one of the most popular politicians in Florida
A new biography, "Walkin' Lawton" by John Dos
Passos C,-.-.in.l outlines Chiles' long political journey
- figuratively and literally.
Chiles' 1,000-mile walk across Florida in 1970 pro-
pelled him to the first of three terms in the U.S. Senate,
which then led to two terms as Florida's governor.
The Florida Historical Society Press authorized the
biography, but Coggin was sure to keep the Chiles' family
abreast of his progress, which included interviews with
family members, according to the late governor's son,
"We did know about the book," said Chiles. "I have
read the book, and I think John did a good job of chroni-
cling many of the important issues that dad championed.
It also captured the essence of who he was and how he
Chiles said the book details the era in which his father
served and was written in a way "that will educate the
reader about Florida politics in particular, and Southern
politics in general."
Coggin said he first learned of Lawton Chiles' politi-
cal "legend" in the summer of 2004, when he joined the
League of Conservative Voters to elect John Kerry as
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The late governor served the public for more than 40
years and never lost an election.
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Mote Marine offers sneak
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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium will offer the
public a sneak peak at its newest tenants sea lions at
the Sea Lion Soiree.
The event is 7-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the aquar-
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The former first lady Rhea Chiles, lives on the
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941-778-6648, Mon-Sat 10-5, www.islandgallerywest.com
Gulf Coast Writers to meet
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet 1:15 p.m. Wednes-
day, Dec. 5, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The session will feature speaker Elizabeth Waterston
- a teacher, author and researcher known for her studies
of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the "Anne of
Green Gables" books.
Waterston has published three novels.
For more information, call Sylvia Price at 941-778-
In "The Dixie Swim Club," opening at the Island Players Thursday, Nov. 29, Jennifer Eddy as Lexi leads a con-
versation as friends, Melissa Anderson as Jeri; Judy Glynn as hi .. and Linda Dickson as Vernadette; suit-
cases in hand, depart from one of their summer weekends in the Outer Banks along the shore of North Carolina.
Diana si1.,, r as Dinah, a cynical, over-achieving lawyer, holds a drink and listens. Directed by Kelly Wynn
Woodland, the play runs through Sunday, Dec. 9, at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For tickets and
more information, call the box office, at 941-778-5755, one hour before performances and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday
through Saturday, or go online at ww \.r l i\lh,,illl, i.org. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
12 0 NOV. 28, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
Wednesday, Nov. 28
5 p.m. Nocturnal Neighbors environmental education pro-
gram, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Thursday, Nov. 29
8 p.m. The Island Players' opening of"The Dixie Swim Club,"
which continues through Dec. 9, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.
Friday, Nov. 30
5:30 p.m. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
sunset Christmas with a reception and refreshments, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.
Saturday, Dec. 1
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Holly Berry Bazaar, Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lester Family Fun Day, old-fashioned holi-
day party with Santa, games, refreshments and prizes, Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
Sunday, Dec. 2
7:30 p.m. Island Players audition for "A Little Murder Never
HurtAnybody," Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Monday, Dec. 3,
6 p.m. Christmas dinner meeting, Artists' Guild ofAnna Maria
Island, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Informa-
Wednesday, Dec. 5
11:30 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce net-
working luncheon, Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bra-
denton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.
1:15 p.m.- Gulf Coast Writers meets, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Friday, Nov. 30
7 p.m. Sea Lion Soiree benefit, Mote Marine Laboratory and
Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Fee applies.
Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 509.
Saturday, Dec. 1
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Bradenton Blues Festival, featuring food, art
and music, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Fee applies. Informa-
7 p.m. The Magic of Manatee Chorus "Christmas Extrava-
ganza," Bradenton Christian High School auditorium, 3304 43rd St.
Come Join us for
The Holly Berry Bazaar
9-1 Saturday Dec. 1
Crafts, Gifts, Collectibles,
Jewelry, Baked Goods,
Books, Frozen Chicken Pot Pies
and our Famiou Pickles!
W, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-9665.
7 p.m. -American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 Country to
Pop tribute to Patsy Cline, Post 24, 2000 75th St. W, Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-209-2212.
Monday, Dec. 3,
6 p.m. FISH annual Christmas Party, Fisherman's Hall, 4515
123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
8 p.m. State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota holiday
concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th
St. W, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-525.
Through Jan. 6, "Waist Watchers: The Musical," by Alan
Jacobsen, the Professional Learning and Theatrical Organization,
Ramada Sarasota, 7150 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Infor-
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies.
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 presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Bring food donations
for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132.
Engage. Connect. Serve.
RSVP, the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program is
looking for volunteers in Manatee County to share their
talents in high impact programs that improve the quality
of life for people in our community. RSVP is a federally-
funded program that recruits and matches volunteers 55
and over with specific needs in our community.
If you are aged 55 or older and have time to give,
please, reserve a spot at our next orientation luncheon
held on at 11:30am Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 302 Man-
atee Ave. E., 3rd Floor Enterprise Center, Bradenton.
Please contact 941.556.3210 to reserve.
Santa cruises AMI
Santa Claus and the Anna
Maria Island Privateers -
along with a cavalcade of
island businesses and clubs
will parade from Bayfront
Park in Anna Maria to
Coquina Beach in Bra-
Sdenton Beach Dec. 8. The
annual Christmas parade,
organized by the Privateers,
begins about 10 a.m. in
Anna Maria. Afterward, the
Privateers host a party and
visits with Santa at Coquina
Beach. For more informa-
tion, call 941-752-5973.
Islander File Photo
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.
SThird 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.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bridge Street Market, Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include a food challenge and
a nonprofit benefit.
Monday, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meets, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Informa-
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, Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
Dec. 7, Holmes Beach Merchants' Holiday Open House,
Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Features kids' visits with
Santa at The Islander. Refreshments, music, prizes. Information:
Dec. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade,
from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina Gulfside Park/Beach,
Bradenton Beach, mostly along Gulf Drive. Information: 941-752-
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Holmes Beach 941.778.2253
OGl~iaDei Lutheran Church
I/ Pastor Rosemary W. Backer
WORSHIP WITH US
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 9:30 AM
Sunday Church School
Fellowship follows Sunday Worship
6608 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 778-1813
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Sunday Service 10 AM
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Gary A. Batey, Pastor
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Sunday 10 AM Traditional Worship
8:45 AM Adult Sunday School
10 AM Children and Youth Church School
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Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosted more than 200 people for the
annual community Thanksgiving feast, which featured turkey and the traditional trimmings all prepared,
served and cleared by volunteers. Islander Photos: Jackie Mutter
ABOVE: Volunteers serve turkey, green bean casserole,
mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and dressing to guests at
the Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
RIGHT: The Rev. Gary A. Batey, pastor of Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria, welcomes guests to the
annual community Thanksgiving dinner. More than 200
people attended Nov. 22, including some who offered dona-
tions for the next dinner and the Roser Food Bank.
Dec. 9, Brawn on the Beach amateur strength competition
and Hope Family Services benefit, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2222.
Save the date
Dec. 15, The Bradenton Beach Women of the Moose annual
Children's Christmas Party.
Dec. 16, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
Thanksgiving Day 12:50 p ,
Punch Preparers 4 people in large container add
1 can crushed pineapple 1 g container oFfro,
1 small can frozen lemonade 1 bag frozen i. Y
2 04 oz bottles of Cran-Applejuice
2 to 4 bottles prite to fill
Fill pitchers with punch Put ice .. 204 cups Fill oups thkpiuo
If any punch remaining pour into punch bowls with fruit rings get
from freezer) for refills on 8a table in corner. Refll as needed
Presenting the community Thanksgiving feast at Roser
requires a large batch of punch and four punch makers.
The entire meal is a highly coordinated effort, with
dozens of volunteers, including some working weeks in
advance to serve more than 200 people.
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The Island's full-service jewelry store.
129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach
The Beach Shop
11904 Cortez Rd W.
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and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions
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AMI holiday ho! ho! ho! rush begins
Santa Claus is coming to town more than once
A glance at Anna Maria Island's holiday calendar:
Nov. 30, at about 5:30 p.m., the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
hosts an open house and lights the island Christmas
Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts
the Holly Berry Bazaar, featuring holiday goodies and
Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, hosts
the old-fashioned Lester Family Fun Day, a celebratory
benefit that features Santa, lunch, games, crafts and per-
Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m., Holmes Beach merchants in part-
nership with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce, host a holiday open house. Most of the activity
takes place in the downtown area of Marina and Gulf
In the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive,
outside The Islander newspaper, Santa will visit with
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LEFT: Santa offers a candy cane
to Sara Erickson, visiting from
Knoxville, Tenn., during a past
holiday open house in Holmes
BELOW LEFT: Alannah Fried-
man bathes in the "snow"
during a past holiday open
house in Holmes Beach. Islander
Dec. 8, about 10 a.m., the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers Christmas Parade takes place, featuring Santa and
traveling from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina
Beach in Bradenton Beach. All floats must be staged by
9:30 a.m. and all entries must be motorized. There is no
charge to participate in the parade.
Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers host a post-parade Christmas party at Coquina
Beach, where Santa Claus will visit with children and
hand out presents.
Also, the Privateers will provide a free lunch of hot
dogs and soda pop for children.
Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m., the Sandbar Restaurant, 100
Spring Ave., Anna Maria, hosts Santa and more than
100 children for the Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids
Dec. 14, from 5-8 p.m., Anna Maria businesses host
a citywide holiday open house. Participating businesses
will stay open extended hours to toast the season and
children can visit with Santa Claus.
Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Moose
Lodge No. 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach,
hosts a holiday party for children. Santa will hand out
presents, and the Women of the Moose will deliver
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Dec. 15, from 3-7 p.m., the Bridge Street Merchants
hosts the annual Christmas on Bridge Street celebration,
featuring visits with representatives from the North Pole,
raffles, a children's gift bazaar, carols and holiday spe-
cials in the stores and restaurants.
Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts the Bethlehem
Walk, which doesn't feature Santa but does feature a cer-
Dec. 16, 2 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Concert
Chorus and Orchestra performs the Island Holidays con-
cert at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
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the milestones in readers' lives. Send notices and pho-
tographs to firstname.lastname@example.org or 5404 Marina Drive,
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Walter Thomas Bell
Walter Thomas Bell, 89, was born Aug. 25, 1923,
in Cortez Village to Aaron Parx Bell and Jessie Blanche
Fulford Bell. He died Nov. 20.
Mr. Bell served in the Merchant Marines in World
War II. He often said that he saw enough of the world
during those years to know that he was happy to be back
He was part owner and manager of A.P Bell Fish
Company and a proud supporter of Florida's seafood
industry. In his younger years, he loved to run a gill net
for mullet, pompano and mackerel. Had he ever retired,
he wanted to return to the water to catch pompano.
Even though he would probably have preferred to
fish, in the early 1960s he began working at the fish
house. He adapted well to buying and
selling local catches from commercial
fishers. He had a laid back personality
that earned him the respect of fishers and
Some of his business "rules"
Bell were to pay fair prices; pay on cor-
rect weights; always pay the fishermen
promptly, saying often, "If you're in the fish business and
you can't pay for the fish, you shouldn't be in the fish
business;" and spend money locally whenever possible.
He always had a smile, listened more than he spoke
and was generous even when he knew better. All of these
qualities and beliefs were important to Walter and con-
tributed to his success in business and happiness in life.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 28, at Palma Sola Community Church, 8604 Ninth
Ave. NW, Bradenton. Friends are invited to gather at A.P.
Bell Fish Company in Cortez to share memories and fish-
ing stories following the service.
Mr. Bell is survived by brothers Chester and Doug
and daughters Karen and Lisa.
Laura Ann Menzie
Laura Ann Menzie, 76, of Bradenton Beach and for-
merly of Lake Orion, Mich., died Nov. 19.
S A celebration of her life was held
Nov. 23 in Bradenton Beach. A memo-
rial service will take place at a later date
in Michigan. Covell Funeral Home of
Bradenton is in charge of arrange-
Menzie Mrs. Menzie is survived by her
children, Chari and husband David
Garet, Lori and husband John Marentic and James and
wife Kim; grandchildren Stephanie, Jackie, Morgan,
Tom, Kara and Kelly; sisters Nancy, Ellen and Sharon
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receives no money from national organizations including the
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their forever homes by dropping by with these desired
items. You can also visit the "Donations" tab on our website.
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Edward Henry Mullaney
Edward Henry Mullaney, 70 of Holmes Beach and
formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Oct. 16.
Mr. Mullaney was an accomplished salesman and
owned his own business for 30 years. He had a private
Pilot license, was a member of the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Navy League
and Moose Lodge No. 2188. He loved
boating, flying, snowmobiling and, most
Visitation and a gathering of rela-
Mullaney tives and friends was held at the Creran
Funeral Home in Oaklyn, N.J., and at
the Church of St. Isaac Jogues, 3 Lord Place, Marlton,
N.J. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the
church. Entombment was at New St. Mary's Cemetery,
Bellmawr, N.J. Memorial donations may be made to a
charity of choice online at www.creranfh.com.
Mr. Mullaney is survived by wife Merilyn J. (nee
Angermann); daughters Meri Sue and husband John Cack-
owski, Christine, Kimberly and husband Tony Canduci;
son Douglas Mullaney; grandchildren Steven, Lauren,
Brian, Samantha, Michael, Christopher, Nicholas, Tommy
and Brittany; and brother Jerry and wife Joan.
James A. Ross
James A. Ross, 72, of Bradenton and a long-time
resident of Holmes Beach, died Nov. 21.
SAfter graduating with his degree in
engineering, he served in the U.S. Army
Rangers stationed from 1963 to 1969 in
Fort Benning, Ga.. Along with his father
Anthony, they held several patents, the
most prominent being the Ross Temp
Ross Automatic Flaked Ice Machine, which
can still be seen in hotels today.
He later ran the Jungle Queen charter boat out of
Cortez for several years.
A private memorial service was planned.
Mr. Ross is survived by wife Cindy; son Gregory
and wife Lee and two grandsons of Holmes Beach; sister
Judi Williams of Wheaton, Ill.; stepdaughter Melissa; and
grandson James Wardell of Bradenton.
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Island recording artist performs at Saturday's blues fest
By Kathy Prucnell
Bradenton Beach's Damon Fowler's family, music
and his career are on the rise.
In the last year, he's inked a recording contract and
set up a tour that will take him across the country and
And Fowler's new band, Southern Hospitality, will
be featured 1:10-2:10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the first
Bradenton Blues Festival at Bradenton's downtown Riv-
Fowler describes his sound as "American roots"
blues-influenced music, with his lap steel and slide gui-
tars, as well as a country element.
Bor and raised in the Tampa area, he moved to Bra-
denton Beach about seven years ago.
Other local blues guitarists, including Steve Arvey,
also featured 11-11:40 a.m. at the festival, 11-11:40 a.m.,
and RJ Howson, speak highly of Fowler's talents and
'The Nutcracker' lead
For the fourth time in recent years, nowl4-year-
old Mattison Bedinghaus will take the stage as Clara in
Dance Theatre of Bradenton's production of "The Nut-
Mattison, the granddaughter of David and Ruby
Wicklund of Holmes Beach, also will compete in the
2013 Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition.
This year in "The Nutcracker," Mattison will dance
alongside David Barocio, a principal dancer in the Okla-
homa City Ballet. Allison Norton is the principal chore-
ographer and director.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 2
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Manatee High School Davis
Center for the Performing Arts, 902 33rd St. Court E.,
Tickets are $15 for children and $20 for adults. For
tickets or more information, call 855-222-2849, or go
online at www.dancetheaterofbradenton.org.
credit him with the growing blues scene north of Sara-
Fowler's family comes from Arkansas and he cred-
its his family including uncle Bobby Fowler for
showing him his first chords at age 10. His grandparents
allowed him to play at their store for encouraging his
As his guitar playing progressed, he worked the blues
into his country, Southern rock and blue-grass base.
Yet, he's true to his country-inspired upbringing,
identifying with the likes of George Jones, Willie Nelson
and Hank Williams Jr.
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Bradenton Beach resident Damon Fowler will play
1:10-2:10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the first Bradenton
Blues Festival, at the downtown Riverwalk. Play-
ing locally for the past seven years, Fowler formed
Southern Hospitality and landed a recording contract
with Blind Pig Records. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jim
He's played all over Florida and still plays with his
original group, including Chuck Riley on bass and Scott
Key on drums.
Last week, Fowler was recording in a Louisiana
studio with producer Tab Benoit, B.B. King Entertainer-
The rise to signing with the blues label Blind Pig
Records of San Francisco and recent touring opportuni-
ties came after mixing sounds with fellow Florida guitar-
ist and singer JP Soars and Memphis player and singer
Victor Wainwright about a year ago.
Fowler was onstage jamming after playing a festival
over the Fourth of July in 2011 in South Florida and
Southern Hospitality then formed, including Riley and
Chris Peet, on drums with Soars.
"It happened kind of by accident," Fowler told The
Islander between recording sessions at Whiskey Bayou
Studio in Houma, La.
"We got the band and tour together just after this. It
just sprouted legs and we started running with it. It's been
a great year, business-wise.
"Plus, I got married and had a kid. I live in Bradenton
Beach. My life is great," he added.
He'll be going on the Blues Cruise, he says, which
will include stops in Norway and Slovenia and other
But, he acknowledges, the road trips take a toll. So
he hopes to encourage the growing blues scene in and
around Bradenton Beach so he can spend more time with
his family, including 9-week-old son Maxwell Reed.
Fowler's most recent production is a 2011 composite
of soulful, country blues in "Devil's Got its Way." He's
also produced "Riverview Drive," released in 1999, with
guitarist Rick Derringer, "Roots and Branches" in 2000
and "Live at Skipper's Smokehouse" in 2003.
The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the
milestones in readers' lives. Send notices and photographs
to email@example.com or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
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18 E NOV. 28, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
Committee considers charter to allow mayoral vote in ties
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's Charter Review Committee will study
a proposal from adviser Tom Aposporos to allow the
mayor to vote in the event there is only a four-person
"There should likely be a discussion about the capa-
bility for the mayor to cast tie-breaking votes on certain
matters should the commission find itself operating as a
four-member body," Aposporos wrote in a letter to com-
However, he added the subject "will require special
study subject to Florida's Sunshine rules."
He also said any such vote should be subject to legal
review and conditions.
At the committee's Nov. 20 meeting, members briefly
discussed the issue and agreed to put it on an agenda for
a future meeting.
Aposporos has twice been chair of the committee -
in 2002 and 2007.
By Rick Catlin
A 40-foot-long RV parked parallel in the Anna Maria
City Pier parking lot Nov. 20, may have raised some eye-
brows, but it didn't house a family looking to set up for
Thanksgiving, said code enforcement officer Bob Welch,
and it departed the same day.
"It's a movie crew from Visit Florida filming the pier
for a promotional video," Welch said.
Visit Florida is the official tourism marketing and
information program for the state.
"They've got all the proper permits and paid the city
Members at the meeting also discussed the definition
of the city and concluded Anna Maria is a mayor-com-
mission form of government, with the mayor as the chief
executive and the commission the legislative body.
Aposporos said the city needs to "get beyond the
impression" that because the mayor does not vote the
government is considered a "weak-mayor" form.
A "weak-mayor" form of municipal government is
when the mayor has no vote on the commission and a
city manager to run the city, he said.
That's not the case in Anna Maria, where the mayor
functions as city manager.
"This is a mayor-commission form of government,
where the mayor functions as chief executive and the
commission as the legislative body," he said.
Committee chair Howard Payne said the city govern-
ment closely resembles the national government, with
a president as the chief executive and congress as the
City attorney Jim Dye said the committee should
for one," he added.
City Pier Restaurant manager Dave Sork also was
informed about the filming, Welch said.
City staff said they had a few calls from residents
who questioned if the RV was legally parked or if it was
a vacation group planning to stay for the Thanksgiving
Welch said he would have contacted the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substation and also
gone to the pier if the RV was violating any parking ordi-
"They were fine," Welch said.
An RV in the Anna Maria City Pier
parking lot Nov. 20 is not parked
for Thanksgiving getaway. Afilm
crew for Visit Florida, the state's
official tourism agency, received a
city permit to stage in the parking
lot for the day. Islander Photo:
make clear its uI_'_., lioniN to the commission the rules
and definitions are for the mayor and the commission.
He emphasized the committee make it clear the city is
not a weak-mayor form of government and define what
powers the mayor and commission have.
Aposporos also suggested the committee look at
adding a provision to elect a mayor when no one runs
for office, as is the present situation in the city.
His ,u, x. 'lio in was that the deputy mayor/commission
chair would take over as mayor and lose his or her vote
on the commission until the city holds a special election
for mayor as soon as possible, or the commission elects a
mayor to serve the remainder of the term. The vice chair
would then take the commission chair position.
The mayor elected by the commission need not be
a commission member, he suggested. Members said the
idea of the commission appointing the mayor from among
the electorate would require further discussion. Payne
pointed out it's no different from the current situation
for the vacancy on the commission, where any member
of the electorate could run if qualified.
Payne also clarified Aposporos' u'n,. 'liI in
"So the commission would appoint a mayor first
- the commission chair then move the vice chair
to chair, then hold a special election for mayor?" asked
"We should always encourage an election to office,
even a special election," responded Aposporos, but
the commission could select another commissioner as
City attorney Jim Dye disagreed.
"The city shouldn't have a voting commissioner
appointed as mayor, who then loses his or her vote for
the remainder of the mayor's term," he said.
Members agreed to call the commission chair who
takes over in the absence of the mayor the "mayor pro
tem" until the commission either appoints a new mayor
or holds a special election.
Once a mayor is appointed or elected, the mayor
pro-tem would return to the commission chair and the
commission chair to the vice chair post.
Discussion of whether an appointed mayor could
come from the electorate, and if the mayor should vote
in the event there is a four-member commission, was put
off to another meeting.
Any tSr,. t i'XLiO, finalized by the committee will be
sent to the commission for approval or rejection. The
final recommendations would need the approval of the
electorate before becoming part of the charter.
STAR-CROSSED LOVERS By Timothy Polin / Edited by Will Shortz
1 Christie who played
half of 3-Down
10 Key of Mozart's
14 John O'Hara's
17 Indian melody
18 Promotes recessive
20 Picked some fruit
22 Religious scholar
23 Prefix with byte
27 Dame Joan
28 Holy ones are hard
29 Some clerics
30 Equine shades
32 Section of the
and nursing care
33 Kind of bar
35 Honshu city
devastated by the
37 Signature followers,
38 Lighthouse, e g
39 Freudian mediators
43 O'er there
45 Drum kit
48 A large one offers
51 Ties up a phone
54 Psyched (up)
57 Sharif who played
half of 3-Down
58 Baba au
59 Team booster
60 Mac platform
62 Needlework, for
63 Moniker for Israel's
67 Air all of one's
69 With 8-Down,
deposer of Milton
70 Safety squeeze
result, for short
71 Future race of
72 Moppet of black
73 Made of a sturdy
75 Sub for
77 "Not broccoli
78 Shoot up
81 Something taken by
82 Winslet who played
half of 67-Down
84 Golfer Ballesteros
85 Phrase of
87 Toronto media
96 Certain S OS
99 Lead-in to a juicy
104 Guess in Battleship
105 "Gone With the
108 Late comic Richard
109 Somewhat, in
111 DiCaprio who
played half of 67
113 Ammunition giant
114 Like the strings on
many tennis rackets
115 Specialty chef
116 Small songbirds
117 Vehicle to take
over a jump
118 Expressed audible
1 Anonymous female in
a court case
2 From Assisi, e g
3 "Doctor Zhivago"
4 It may be drawn in a
5 On end
6 Hanging tapestry
7 Vindictive one, in
8 See 69-Across
9 Pea body?
11 Cousin of the rumba
13 McAvoy who played
half of 24-Across
15 "Take breath"
16 Knightley who
played half of 24
20 Bad marks
21 Coffee Cakes maker
25 Sale bin items
26 Sessanta minute
31 Miguel Island
33 Bogart who played
half of 64-Across
34 Department north
36 Bergman who
played half of 64
38 Lose touch with
40 Feared force
41 "1984" superstate
44 Colorful perennial
49 Umm al-Quwain,
50 Novelist who
translated "Alice in
52 Clear tables
53 Wise guy
55 Tentacled "Spider
61 Snow cap?
65 Tall off
66 Terre in the eau
74 Parts of some bonds
80 Leigh who played
half of 105-Across
83 80 (early home
86 Is a good friend, in
87 Gable who played
half of 105-Across
89 Lobster trap
92 Changed in
93 Snowbird, typically
95 Calder Cup org
97 "Symphony in
Black" and others
99 Subject of a 1982
best seller on
100 Cause for a health
101 Assumed, say
102 Cafeteria worker's
103 Summer ermine
106 Texter's "ciao"
112 Lowercase letters
Visit Florida camps at Anna Maria pier
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 28, 2012 19
FEMA focus on superstorm Sandy delays BB day dock repairs
By Mark Young
The Bradenton Beach day dock, adjacent to the His-
toric Bridge Street Pier, will remain closed to the public
The dock has been closed since before the June
arrival of Tropical Storm Debby due to a design flaw in
the dock hinges, which caused sections to separate over
Debby's high winds created strong wave action on
Sarasota Bay that damaged the dock beyond repair. The
city has been working with the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency to fund a modified replacement of the
dock that will see it reduced from nine sections to about
Funding has been approved, but Bradenton Beach
Police Lt. John Cosby announced at a Nov. 21 community
redevelopment agency meeting that the project could face
Cosby said to move forward, all that remains is two
signatures, one from FEMA and one from the state.
"FEMA has conceptually approved our idea to
reduce the size," said Cosby. "We are just waiting for
the approval to go up the chain and we are at the last
person who needs to sign off on it from both FEMA and
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and zoos eventually will be joined on their vacation
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Special programs on the sea lions take place daily at
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entrance to the day dock adjacent to the Bradenton
Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier. Funding is in place
to replace the dock damaged in June during Tropical
Storm Debby, but approval is delayed while FEMA
Cosby said FEMA has not forgotten about the proj-
ect, but anyone still working on Debby's damages was
sent to the northeast after superstorm Sandy hit.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse asked for an estimated
timetable, but Cosby said it's up in the air.
"FEMA moved most of their people out of here after
Sandy hit," said Cosby. "Our state representative is the
only one that is here right now. The money is appropri-
ated. It's just the final sign off we are waiting for, but it
will be worth the wait."
FEMA has agreed to the Bradenton Beach mitigation
plan, which had to be approved from a standpoint that
the city is unable to replace the original dock due to the
The planned size reduction lowers the cost to the
point where FEMA's allotment of $57,000 will cover the
The dinghy dock, across from the BridgeTender
Dockside Bar and Inn was completed earlier this month.
Duncan Seawall completed the repair work and is ready
to begin work on the day dock as soon as the city gains
In other CRA matters, Cosby said the houseboat that
sank in Sarasota Bay during a storm that came through
the area after Debby, will soon be removed.
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Cosby said the final paperwork to turn the boat over
to the city is done, and an authorized vendor has been
contacted to remove the vessel.
Cosby said all of the boats remaining in the anchor-
age area of the bay near the pier have been checked and
are up to code.
Anna Maria ready to help
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she's ready to
send building official Bob Welch to Holmes Beach to
inspect and certify plans if Holmes Beach officials ask
Holmes Beach building official and public works
superintendent Joe Duennes resigned his position Nov.
16. Building official Bob Shaffer was fired from his job
Duennes' departure leaves Holmes Beach without a
Welch, who works for the city under contract with
Causley Inc., said he had already contacted the company
about the Holmes Beach situation. He said it's likely
another company representative will call new Holmes
Beach Mayor Carmel Monti to offer services.
"I don't think building inspections in Holmes Beach
will come to a screeching halt. We're here, ready to help,"
Susan Lonzo of the Holmes Beach building depart-
ment said inspections are being completed and certified
by former Longboat Key building official John Fer-
nandez. But Fernandez, who retired from the town of
Longboat, is working on a part-time basis on a contract
with Holmes Beach, not as an employee. It's up to the
new mayor to decide how to handle building inspections
until an accredited building official can be retained by the
Only a state-licensed building official or architect
can approve building plans and certify they meet state
and local codes, Welch said.
Monti was elected mayor in the Nov. 6 Holmes
Beach election and was sworn into office Nov. 19.
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20 0 NOV. 28, 2012 0 THE ISLANDER
HB commissioners appoint new chair, vice chair
By Kathy Prucnell
Taking their cue from the voters who elected two new
commissioners and a new mayor in Holmes Beach Nov.
6, the commission elected new leadership at its organi-
zational meeting Nov. 19 in front a packed gallery.
The election swept in newcomers Judy Holmes
Titsworth and Marvin Grossman as commissioners and
Mayor Carmel Monti into office, and they took their oaths
of office before their first meeting as officials from Man-
atee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, who also
served Holmes Beach as a commissioner and mayor.
With already-seated commissioners Pat Morton
and David Zaccagnino, the commission elected Com-
missioner Jean Peelen, a commissioner since November
2011, as chairperson.
The commission also elected Titsworth as vice chair.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino first nominated Com-
missioner Pat Morton as chairperson, but the motion
failed for a second and Morton declined the nomina-
Monti thanked Zaccagnino for his past efforts as
chair and extra work during the past year.
"We are all thrilled to be up here," Peelen said after
Zaccagnino passed the gavel to her. "We are just very
excited about this opportunity that the voters have given
us. You can expect us to make mistakes. We are new at
it. I'm relatively new at this. The three others are new at
She also said the new commission leaders would look
for guidance from the more-tenured commissioners, city
attorney and city clerk on procedure and substance.
"But hold our feet to the fire," Peelen told the gallery.
"We were elected and are up here for specific reasons. We
need for you to continue to participate and be sure we do
the right thing at all times."
The commission chair and vice chair are elected each
year, and serve at the pleasure of the commission, accord-
ing to the city charter. The chair directs the commission
meetings and serves as deputy mayor during the tempo-
rary absence or disability of the mayor, also according
to the charter.
Monti thanked the crowd for support and said, "We
will give our 200 percent, our best efforts to make you
proud of us and make good on our commitments."
He also invited citizen input on city business. He said
his door would always be open at city hall, at home and
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and
County Commissioner John Chappie congratulated Monti
and the new commissioners on their election.
Shaughnessy said, "I, as mayor of Bradenton Beach,
am looking forward to working and cooperating with you
and to return the three senses back to our city.
"First the sense of hearing. Listening to each others'
sides and concerns, rather than turning deaf ear. Second
is common sense. That we should all use and apply to all
problems and issues we encounter rather than ignoring
or taking a superior or righteous attitude.
"And lastly, no pun intended, dollars and sense, the
wasteful use of taxpayers and private citizens' hard-
earned money to a means that benefits no one. Enough
said about that."
Shaughnessy then added, with a chuckle, "You all
had to be out of your minds to take on this gigantic
After the meeting, resident Renee Fergusson said,
"We're very happy. I think this is going to be good for
Recently appointed planning board alternate member
Barbara Hines added, "I think there is a lot of potential
for a lot of good to happen."
RIGHT: Marvin Gross-
man is sworn in as
Holmes Beach commis-
sioner at the Nov. 19
by Manatee County Com-
missioner Carol Whit-
more. Islander Photos:
CENTER: Top-vote getter
in the Nov. 6 election,
Holmes Titsworth, takes
the oath of office Nov. 19
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 28, 2012 E 21
Vosburgh, Straight sworn in for new BB two-year terms
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and
Ed Straight were sworn into office Nov. 19 at Braden-
ton Beach City Hall in front of a gallery that included
Manatee County Commissioners John Chappie and Carol
The county commissioners were on hand to congrat-
ulate Vosburgh and Straight on their desire to continue
to serve the community of Bradenton Beach. The two
incumbents were unopposed in the 2012 elections.
Chappie is a resident and former mayor of Bradenton
Though Thanksgiving has passed, there were plenty
of reasons to give thanks following the ceremony.
"I'm thankful to live in this beautiful community of
Bradenton Beach," said Vosburgh. "I'm also thankful for
the opportunity to serve the wonderful people who live
Straight said he is thankful he chose to make Bra-
denton Beach his home 38 years ago.
"I've seen the city grow over the years," he said.
"We have a great community here. There will always be
disagreements, but we have a very good little city and I
hope \ c. i lling continues as it has."
Both commissioners look forward to resuming their
terms on the dais and feel they are up to the task.
"When I first took office, I was told it would take
two years to learn the job, and I believe that's true," said
Vosburgh. "I'm feeling very comfortable in my role as
commissioner now and am better prepared to fulfill my
promise to the citizens to continue to keep costs down
and watch tax dollars carefully."
Vosburgh said she has built a great relationship with
her constituents and looks forward to continuing that
"I'm a part of this community, too. I'm very active
in the community as a citizen, public servant and as a
volunteer," she said. "I believe if you work with citizens
directly, most of the problems can be easily solved before
they feel the need to come to the city. If you are going
to be a commissioner, you have to believe that you can
make positive things happen."
Straight said the city faces many challenges in the
coming years, and he is determined to face them from
his seat on the dais.
"Getting all of the drainage problems solved to every-
one's satisfaction is not easy just because of the nature of
living at sea level," he said. "But we definitely have been
working on it and I think we have made good progress."
Straight said commissioners face a tough challenge in
the coming weeks in revisiting the city's noise ordinance.
While both commissioners said Bradenton Beach's noise
issues are vastly different from the other island cities,
"making everyone happy will be difficult," said Straight.
Vosburgh said the realities are that Bradenton Beach
is considered more of a recreational town than Holmes
Beach or Anna Maria, but she looks forward to working
toward a compromise between residents, businesses and
I Bradenton Beach
I Commissioners Ed
Straight and Jan
Vosburgh take the
oath of office Nov.
S. .. 19 at Bradenton
Beach City Hall
,after being unop-
,.. posed in the Nov.
qm6 city election.
Palma Sola Scenic
Highway to hear updates
The Palma Sola Scenic Highway Corridor
Management Entity Committee will meet at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the ninth floor conference
room, Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Part of the Florida Department of Transportation,
the Palma Sola CME monitors activities on the Mana-
tee Avenue corridor between Bradenton and Holmes
The committee will be updated by the DOT on a
scenic highway extension proposal and by Manatee
County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker
on the county's Neal and Robinson preserves, as well
as exotic removal on the Palma Sola Causeway.
22 E NOV. 28, 2012 U THE ISLANDER
BB police, public works to get new vehicles
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach commissioners Nov. 14 approved
the purchase of new vehicles for the police and public
The vehicles were authorized during the summer
budget work sessions but, according to BBPD Lt. John
Cosby, there was a change in plans of how the depart-
ments could purchase the vehicles.
"As you know, we put in to replace two older vehi-
cles," said Cosby "The concept was we would go ahead
and finance, so not to take a lump sum out of the reserves,
but the old company we used is no longer in business."
Cosby said it's been more than a decade since a city
department has purchased a new vehicle. At the time, the
city used the company no longer in business. The police
department has purchased used vehicles in recent years,
but not new ones.
Cosby said the older vehicles, one in particular, are
costing the city more in maintenance fees than what the
vehicles are worth.
"And the banks we are trying to deal with are not
interested because the amount is so small," he said. "They
have a lot of special provisions when they loan us money
and they cannot use the vehicle as collateral because they
can't repossess from a city. So there is no way to protect
Cosby suggested an alternative to financing, which
was discussed during the budget sessions.
"I 'u,'., LI we purchase the vehicles outright from the
reserve fund and move the costs into capital improvement
projects," he said. "What we will do is basically loan
ourselves the money and not have to pay an application
fee or interest, thus saving taxpayers money."
Commissioner Gay Breuler said she didn't have an
issue with the idea, but wanted to ensure the city is getting
the best price.
"It's a state contract," said Cosby. "The state puts out
bids and takes the lowest, so the h a.'lii' is already done
for us and we are getting the lowest possible price."
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh suggested leasing the
vehicles, but Cosby said leasing is costly given how often
the police department has rotated vehicles in the past
"We did that a few years ago and it's not beneficial,"
he said. "Right now, we are keeping our vehicles 10 to
12 years. With the lease, you have to buy it at the end or
give it up. The cycle would be too quick and would cost
Before the vehicle discussion, former Bradenton
Beach Commissioner Janie Robertson suggested that
Mayor John Shaughnessy explain exactly what the situ-
5606 Marina Drive
ation is in regards to city equipment.
"The city charter requires the mayor to give us an
annual state of the city address," she said. "Perhaps part
of your address this year might be an inventory of things
the city has ... every vehicle or piece of equipment."
Robertson said the public only sees the city spending
money on new vehicles, but not the reasons.
"What are we doing with our stuff?" she asked.
"What are the statistics and ages of all our cars and
trucks? What is the maintenance schedule? Is there an
organized process to replace those things?"
Robertson also said capital improvement projects and
capital purchases are two different things, and money
should not be put into CIP to purchase vehicles.
Island police blotter
Nov. 16,700 block of North Bay Boulevard, fraud.
A complainant came to the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office Anna Maria substation to report that someone had
used his financial information.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Sept. 8, 12700 Cortez Road W., theft of copper.
Unknown persons stole copper wire off the Cortez
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Nov. 16, 100 block of 30th Street, information.
A complainant reported an opossum in her yard "that
was refusing to leave after being physically encouraged
to do so," according to the incident report. A Holmes
Beach Police Department officer responded and was able
to snare the animal, which was released off Anna Maria
Nov. 17, 300 block of Clark Drive, battery. A man
came to the door of a downstairs residence to demand the
location of his son. Two men told him they were on vaca-
tion and did not know his son. According to the report,
the discussion "got out of hand" and the suspect pushed
one of the two men, who swung at the suspect but missed
and was then punched in the face by the suspect. A man
living upstairs arrived and said his son was friends with
the suspect's son, but that no other children were at his
home. The suspect said another one of his friend's sons
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Cosby disagreed, saying CIP is the only city fund that
can have money come in and out of it during a budget
cycle. The remaining budget items are fixed for the year,
Gatehouse reminded Robertson her concerns were
discussed during the budget sessions, when commission-
ers discussed buying vehicles, maintenance records and
schedules, as well as getting departments on a regular
rotation schedule to replace vehicles and equipment.
Breuler motioned to approve the purchase of two
vehicles from the city's reserve fund, to be paid back into
the CIP budget over the next three years from the police
and public works budgets.
Vosburgh seconded the motion, which passed 5-0.
The purchase includes one 2013 Ford F-150 for
$18,091 and one 2013 Ford Explorer for $24,699.
In other budget matters, commissioners approved
spending $4,706 for the annual maintenance and user fee
for the Manatee County radio system.
Cosby said the annual fee covers the police depart-
ment's radio maintenance and its share of the computer
the department uses for communications.
said he was there, but did not realize that the house had
two separate living units when he knocked on the down-
stairs door. Police arrived and all parties agreed it was a
"big misunderstanding." Police helped the man search for
his son at a nearby beach access, at which time the man's
girlfriend called to say his son was at home, sleeping in
his bed. No charges were filed in the incident.
Nov. 17, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, criminal
traffic. An HBPD officer observed what appeared to be
a suspicious tag. The officer initiated a traffic stop and
learned the license plate was not registered to the vehicle.
The woman allegedly admitted she was borrowing the
car and had put an old license plate on the vehicle. The
officer asked about the tag, which appeared to have been
tampered with. The woman initially denied tampering
with the tag but later admitted that she had used a Sharpie
to make the 2006 tag appear to look like a 2013 tag.
The vehicle was towed and the woman was issued three
criminal traffic citations.
Nov. 17, 600 block of Dundee, burglary. A man
arrived home after being away for a month. He went to
his freezer to remove some fish and discovered the fish
was gone. Upon looking around his home, he discovered
nine fishing reels, valued at $2,200, were missing. The
complainant also reported a change bucket containing
about $40 was missing. Police observed the side of the
garage door had been pried open.
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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,
Monday, Dec. 17-Tuesday, Dec. 18: kindergarten and
first-grade holiday decorating centers, K-1 classrooms.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m., PTO-sponsored fifth-
grade dinner, cafeteria, followed at 7 p.m. by fifth-grade
Monday, Dec. 24-Monday, Dec. 31, winter break.
Tuesday, Jan. 1-Monday, Jan. 7, winter break con-
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Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 a.m., Dolphin Dash.
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Island real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
511 Loquat Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,752 sfla / 3,412
sfur 3bed/4bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1985
on a 85x117 lot was sold 11/05/12, Brown to Duncan for
$1,000,000; list $1,089,000.
539 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,828 sfla / 3,026 sfur
3bed/21bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1971 on
a 110x140 lot was sold 10/30/12, Frenzel to Jenkins for
$915,000; list $999,900.
641 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 2,024 sfla
S2,625 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car bayfront pool home built in
1969 on a 95x152 lot was sold 10/25/12, Covell to Pierce
for $890,000; list $949,000.
6201 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,822 sfla
5bed/3bath pool home built in 1968 on a 78x101 lot
was sold 10/25/12, Stringer to Bell for $600,000; list
503 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,016 sfla / 3,394 sfur
4bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1960 on
a 93x123 lot was sold 10/24/12, Lindahl to Keefer for
$562,500; list $575,000.
629 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,914 sfla / 2,628
sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1968
on a 95x115 lot was sold 10/25/12, Black to Stewart for
Phil Wallace and son Paul from England caught these
redfish while on a trip with Capt. Warren Girle.
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$527,500; list $549,000.
521 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,625 sfla / 2,355
sfur 3bed/2bath/lcar canalfront pool home built in 1960
on a 100x110 lot was sold 11/07/12, Holmes Sweet
Holmes LLC to Over the Threshold LLC for $520,000;
1704 Gulf Drive N., Unit B, Bradenton Beach Club,
Bradenton Beach, a 942 sfla / 1,062 sfur 3bed/2bath
condo with shared pools built in 2003 was sold 11/01/12,
Rogers to Duvernay Investments LLC for $525,000.
511 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,320 sfla / 4,360
sfur 4bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1982 on
a 100x106 lot was sold 10/26/12, Huss to Boring for
$426,000; list $449,000.
305 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,080 sfla / 1,633 sfur
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1960 on a 82x101 lot was
sold 11/07/12, Renzelmann to Martinez for $390,000.
322 64th St., Unit B, Plum Tree Cottages, Holmes
Beach, a 1,118 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with pool built in
1969 was sold 10/29/12, Adsit to Detling for $378,500;
3007 Avenue E, Unit #2, Sunset Villas, Holmes
Beach, a 700 sfla 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool
built in 1970 was sold 11/08/12, Toehold Capital LLC
to Mullins for $369,000; list $389,000.
6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 242, Westbay Point &
Moorings, a 1,066 sfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 11/05/12, Weber
to Giudice for $325,000; list $325,000.
2703 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,100 sfla /1,344
sfur 2bed/l1bath home built in 1920 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 10/31/12, Peelen to Casey for $320,000; list
306 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant 52x145 lot
was sold 10/29/12, Carlson to Posidon Adventures on
Spring Avenue LLC for $275,000.
6400 Flotilla Drive, Unit 16, Westbay Point & Moor-
ings, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared
pool built in 1978 was sold 10/31/12, Rice to Peelen for
$265,000; list $275,000.
301 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, a 1,344 sfla
2,168 sfur 2bed/lbath home built in 1950 on a 102x100
was sold 11/05/12, Nash to Fournier for $230,000; list
207 69th St., Unit A, Sunny Skies, Holmes Beach,
a 975 sfla 2bed/2bath condo was sold 10/30/12, Sunny
Skies AMI Cottages LLC to Kaleta for $207,100.
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Winter sports signups begin
The Center has begun taking player registrations for
its winter sports leagues. Registration continues until
Nov. 30, when a late fee of $15 is added, if there are
spots available in the variety of leagues.
The center offers an adult coed indoor volleyball
league with games played Tuesday evenings. Cost is $75
for members and $110 for non-members. Mandatory try-
outs will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in the center gym.
Adult coed flag football is offered for the same fee.
Mandatory tryouts will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 6.
Members who sign up for both volleyball and flag
football receive a $25 discount, making the adult cost
$125 for two sports.
Youth flag football also is accepting registrations
through Nov. 30. Mandatory tryouts will be held by age
divisions, starting Dec. 3 with ages 5-7 at 6 p.m. and ages
11-13 at 7 p.m. On Dec. 5, ages 8-10 will tryout at 6 p.m.,
and ages 14-17 take the field at 7 p.m.
Coaches and sponsors are needed for the center
leagues, and anyone who volunteers to coach a team is
allowed to have his or her child play free.
Players can register online at www.islandcommuni-
tycenter.com or in person at the center.
For more information, contact Troy Shonk at 941-
778-1908, ext. 9205, or email Troy@myamicc.com.
Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole,
individual-low-net-in-flight match Nov. 20.
Lynn Dailey torched the course with a 6-under-par
26 to grab first place in Flight A by two shots over Bea-
trice Friebe who finished in second place. Helen Pollock
grabbed third place with a 3-under-par 29.
Liz Lang carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place
by one shot in Flight B over the trio of Chris Landkam-
mer, Rita Trevfz and Heather Pritchard. Sally Martin,
Barb Estok, Terry Westby and Jan Turner all finished at
even par and tied for third place.
Sue Wheeler fired a 2-under-par 30 to take first place
in Flight C by two shots over Kay Anderson, who finished
at even-par 32.
Marcia O'Brien took first place in Flight D with a
1-under-par 31. Barb Renk was alone in second with an
even-par 32, while Marty Clark was another shot back
in third place.
Lynn Dailey, Chris Landkammer, Sue Wheeler and
Gloria Upshaw each chipped in on nine, while Tootie
Wagner did the same on four. Sara Falk on number
one and Barb Lindeman on number six both
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Patience, persistence pay off in cold-water angling
By Capt. Danny Stasny
With frequent cold fronts and steady north winds,
fishing around Anna Maria Island will require persistence
along with a little luck.
We're between our fall and winter patterns, which
means you'll need to get out on the water and do your
homework. You may find that the fish in the backcountry
that you were hooking up with last week have disap-
peared. Or, more likely, they just moved in search of
food and warmer water. Now is the time to start checking
canals, creek mouths and docks to locate a bite. You may
even want to consider switching over to shrimp instead
of shiners if these cold fronts persist.
One thing that hasn't changed is the Spanish mackerel
bite. Reports from the beaches to the piers and even up
in the Manatee River prove that these toothy fish are still
abundant and on the feed. As long as schools of shiners
and threadfin herring remain in the area, we should get a
couple more weeks of catching these high-activity fish.
Sheepshead are appearing around the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge fishing piers. I'm also noticing quite a
few on the flats, especially around oyster bars or areas
with rocky bottom. Live shrimp for bait will catch these
fish, although you can't beat a fiddler crab or tubeworm.
Remember, a small strong hook is key in catching these
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business fishing charters
is fishing the backcountry in search of redfish, trout and
catch-and-release snook. To catch these fish, Gross is
either using live shiners or artificial baits such as DOA
Cal jigs or MirrOlure Lil Johns.
For the spotted seatrout, Gross is fishing grass flats
with depths of 3-6 feet. Anchoring in areas abundant with
sandy potholes, Gross instructs his clients to cast live bait
around the edges of the holes. When using artificial, Gross
is not anchoring but simply doing a slow drift. Again, he's
targeting flats with sandy potholes. Fishing either method
Gross' clients are reeling in seatrout up to 26 inches.
For the redfish and catch-and-release snook, Gross is
moving to shallower grass flats. A depth of 2-3 feet is per-
fect. For these fish, Gross is chumming with live shiners to
get the fish in a feeding mood and also to give his clients a
target to cast to when the fish break the surface while feed-
ing. Not only is this technique rewarding to catch a keeper-
size redfish, but to catch one that you can see feeding is
pure enjoyment. Slot-size reds were the norm this past
week as were catch-and-release snook up to 30 inches.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier is still seeing a few kingfish being caught by
pier fishers targeting Spanish mackerel. "The largest king
this past week came in as 25 pounds," says Medley.
Spanish mackerel are abundant during the morning
hours around the pier. Gotcha plugs or silver spoons are
getting the bite. Expect to catch ladyfish and blue runners
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primary bait, although live sand fleas will suffice if you
can find them.
Pier fishers using live shrimp are catching respect-
able numbers of sheepshead. Fish up to 3 pounds are
being caught, but expect to catch more in the 1- to 1
1/2-pound range. Also while fishing with live shrimp,
pier fishers are reeling up black sea bass. Most are in the
12-inch range, but bigger fish are being caught.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing nearshore structure tar-
geting Spanish mackerel and bonito. For fantastic action
on drag-screaming fish, these two species pack a punch.
Bonito in the 8- to 10-pound range are providing bent
rods for Girle's clients during the early morning hours.
The same applies for the Spanish mackerel, which are
reaching sizes of 5 pounds. To catch these fish, Girle is
anchoring over structure and chumming with live shin-
ers. Once these fish have dialed in on the chum, Girle
instructs his clients to pitch their baits into the feeding
frenzy. Then it's game on.
On the flats of Sarasota Bay, Girle is targeting spotted
seatrout and redfish. For either species, Girle is anchoring
around sandy potholes that are surrounded by grass flats.
The ideal depth where Girle is finding these fish is 3-5
feet. By pitching free-lined shiners into the holes, Girle
is catching a mix of spotted seatrout and reds. Slot-size
trout are the norm, while reds up to 27 inches are being
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says, "If you
can deal with the wind, there are plenty of mackerel to
The Spanish mackerel in the 2-3-pound range are
being caught on white jigs, Gotcha plugs and Clark
spoons trailed behind a popping cork. While targeting
mackerel, expect to catch ladyfish, blue runners and jack
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Pier fishers using live bait are catching good numbers
of flounder. Catching flounder above 12 inches, keeper
size, is a challenge, but attainable.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says despite the
winds, the Spanish mackerel bite is hot and heavy in the
early morning, and fishers using white jigs or Gotcha
plugs are reeling up macks in the 2-3-pound range.
Along with the macks, pier fishers are catching blue
runners, ladyfish and a few jack crevalle.
Pier fishers using live shrimp are catching decent
numbers of black drum, sheepshead and slot-size red-
fish. All three species are being caught on bottom rigs.
Pier fishers targeting these fish are casting baits right
next to the pier or as far under it as they can. When
using shrimp for bait, purchase an ample amount.
There are plenty of "bait stealers," pinfish and grunts
under there to nibble your shrimp before a red or a
black drum can get to it.
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Chamber events upcoming
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its annual outdoor tree-lighting ceremony a week
earlier than past years at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at
the chamber office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Refreshments will be served following the lighting cer-
The chamber will hold its monthly networking lun-
cheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Gulf
Drive Cafe and Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the event is $15 and reservations are
From 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, the chamber will
hold its monthly business card exchange at the Harrington
House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive,
Cost of the mixer is $5 and reservations are not
Members are encouraged to bring a guest to either
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
Chambers network, gather
A tri-chamber after-hours networking event will be
held at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4,
Chamber members from the Anna Maria Island,
Manatee and the Longboat Key/Siesta K,.) St. Armands
Circle chambers of commerce are invited.
The event is free to chamber members, their guests
and prospective members.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
Downtown HB holiday plans
The annual Holmes Beach Downtown Holiday Open
House will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.
Santa Claus, snowflakes and the Anna Maria Island
Privateers will anchor the party at The Islander newspa-
per office in the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina
Holiday music will fill the shopping center from
aboard the Skullywag which, along with Santa's Pri-
vateer Sleigh, will be parked in the driveway between the
Islander and Home True Value Hardware. Children of all
ages are invited to frolic in the snow with thanks to
snow machine owners Mark Kimball and Sandee Pruett
- and dance to the Privateers' holiday beat.
Businesses in the area will be open and snacks,
refreshments and entertainment will be provided through-
out the downtown area. Participating businesses also will
have prize entry forms for chances to win an assortment
of gifts from merchants.
The event is free to the public.
Bistro named Zagat's best
The Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
has again been named Tampa Bay's best restaurant by
the Zagat 2013 survey of America's top restaurants.
A press release from the Beach Bistro said the res-
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out of 30 points for cuisine and 27 of 30 for service.
Bistro owner Sean Murphy said, "The Beach Bistro
has been providing the very best locally-sourced farm
products, prime domestic meats and line-caught seafood.
We also have one of the best chef teams in the country,
an exceptional staff and loyal patrons who continue to
visit us year after year."
The bistro also was among Tampa Bay's top restaurants
in the Zagat 2012 survey and BonAppetit magazine called
it one of the "most romantic restaurants" in the area.
Indeed, Anna Maria Island can take a great deal of
pride in being home to the "best" restaurant in Florida.
"It really puts us on the culinary map when it comes
to visitors searching for the best place to dine," said
Bonner Joy of The Islander. "And it's such a great place
to visit with friends and meet new people like our own
Cheers, but with really great food and wine."
The bistro as well as the little bar at the bistro open-
daily at 5 p.m.
For more information, call 941-778-6444.
Owner/chef Ray Arpke
of Euphemia Haye,
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Key, appears on the
"Daytime" show of
WFLA-TV 8 with co-
host Cyndi Edwards.
Arpke prepared curried
quinoa with chicken
Alley wine tasting
It's not too often you get invited to "step into the
alley" for a wine tasting, but that's just what you can do
while you warm up for holiday shopping 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 29, at the unique artsy boutique and wine
bar known as Back Alley.
Owners Richard and Carol Clifford are inviting
guests to sample their new wine menu and an array of
gourmet foods and cheeses and also enjoy entertainment
by Trevor Bystrom, all for $10 admission.
Among the boutique items are locally crafted arts,
jewelry, handmade gifts for the youngest and the most
sophisticated on your list.
The Back Alley is at 108 Bridge St., Bradenton
Islander welcomes community
Attention community organization representa-
tives: The Islander welcomes notices of your club
and organization events, happenings and projects on
Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit pho-
Wedding and engagement announcements are
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sands Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
SFull service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping Clean-up
778345 Hauling tree trimming
11Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
SResidential & Condo Renovations
o Kitchens Bath Design Service
a Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
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Marble & Granite Inc,
Counter tops, vanity tops,
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tez Road W., Bradenton 941-580-9236
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Anderson & Associates Insurance
Your Island Insurance Specialist
WORKING TO SAVE YOU MONEY
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Blinds, Shades & Shutters
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AFFORDABLE, STYLISH DESIGNS
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BIKE: MEN'S BEACH cruiser brand, nice, simple.
COMPUTER: DELL, Dual 1.5 GHz processors,
DIGITAL CAMERA: VIVITAR ViviCam 3765 3.0
mega pixels, accessories $20, rolling foldable
tote, 16 external pockets, $10. 941- 761-1415.
COCKTAIL TABLE: 52x28-inch with three draw-
ers, American Signature, beautiful, $100. 715-
HELLY HANSEN ONE-piece foul weather suit,
ladies, medium, $50, two chaise loungers, $30.
ZENITH ROOM AIR conditioner, 6,500 BTUs,
remote, like new, $100, large black wire dog
cage, $45. 941-447-7863.
COFFEE TABLE: WHITE, 36x36 inch, $40, stroller,
$15, two medicine cabinets, 16x14-inch, $12
TWO YELLOW HUMMER kid bikes, $60/each or
two for $100. 941-778-7978.
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.
ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
lectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FOR SALE: LATERAL file cabinets: 2 HON
2-drawer black and 4 attractive 2-drawer wood
files. One legal and one letter-size regular 2
drawer files. Various office supplies. Also selling
antique wood office chairs, Haitian art, collect-
ible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home
decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)
THE HIVE: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Locally hand-
made jewelry, imported jewelry, Buddha-related
stuff, illustrated cards, artistic T-shirts, South Afri-
can gifts and much more.
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
RSVP: THE RETIRED and Senior Volunteer Pro-
gram is a looking for volunteers in Manatee County
to share their talents in high impact programs that
improve the quality of life for people in our com-
munity. RSVP is a federally funded program that
recruits and matches volunteers 55 and over with
specific needs in our community. If you are aged
55 or older with time to give, please reserve a spot
at our next orientation luncheon held 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Bradenton at 302 Manatee
Ave. East, third floor, Enterprise Center, Braden-
ton. Contact, 941-556-3210 to reserve.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boat-
ers. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
ESTATE AND MOVING sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday,
Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Outdoor,
indoor nautical items, 20x60-foot fishing decor
net, pictures of ships, sailboats, antique wood
table and chairs, Florida sofa, chairs and end
table, Kenmore washer and dryer, Aussie grill,
lamps, more. 2515 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon
Saturday. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
Three-family sale, furniture, clothing, appliances.
1902, 1906 and 1905 67th St. W., Bradenton.
HUGE! NEW THINGS daily. 9 a.m.-? Friday, Sat-
urday and Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2. 513 59th St.
and 423 62nd St., Holmes Beach.
LOST: BOX OF very large canvas prints, corner of
Marina Drive and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Lost
Monday morning, Nov. 19. Jay, 941-243-4303.
LOST LAUNDRY: HELP! My laundry fell off my
bike, and I can't afford new clothes and I miss my
Bob Marley T-shirts. Lost blue mesh bag between
Holmes Beach laundry and 75th Street along
Holmes Boulevard. Call JD, 941-920-3840.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs are look-
ing for great new homes or fosters. Larger dogs.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-
CORTEZ DIVING COMPANY: Underwater boat
maintenance, power or sail. Barnacles removed,
monthly contracts, local. 941-792-7595.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for
fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in
really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone
who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mer-
cury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery.
Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
LIMOUSINE DRIVER: BRADENTON area. Con-
tract position. Call for details. 941-870-7010.
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
JIL DE C A SIFIED.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trust-
worthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student.
Own transportation. 941-447-9658.
NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sitting
and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with
animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry
and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem
solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe,
Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service. 941-720-
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
AFFORDABLE HURRICANE PROTECTION:
Doors and windows, impact rated screen installs
easily on inside, see-through, leave-up. Free esti-
mate. Registered and insured. Island discount.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
ISLAND LIVING CATERING/personal chef for
your wedding, home and special events. 941-
KEY CLEANERS & LINEN has expanded our ser-
vices. We now offer residential cleaning. Family
owned for 24 years on Longboat Key. Quality and
service, now in your home. 941-383-1222.
SEWING AND ALTERATIONS for clothing, bridal
wear, home decor. Tuesday at Timeless Trea-
sures 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE HANG CHRISTMAS lights, up to three sto-
PAINTING BY JEFF: 25 years experience, local
I CAN FIX IT. Virus cleanup, system upgrade.
Hardware, software and network repair. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 36
years of happy customers. Organizing, laundry,
ironing, pet-watch, storm-check, etc. Rentals our
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1 .i ,,i i Sat.
BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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Lawn care PLUS native plants, if '
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Call Junior, 807-1015
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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Shell installed
$45/yard at true specifications. Free appliance
pick up. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
Call the Neelys for a private showing
of this unique property. 941.809.5565,
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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and ser-
The 2013 Calendar is available at the Islander and
shops & stores all over the area
JANNA\ 1 J.1. A i 1D4Io 7 lwpi- Ki.
Hoilme Reach, FL 34217
For a signed copy call Jack
DIRECT BEACH FRONT
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
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Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan
builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely,
within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
and condo, 1 BR/1 BA overlooking golf course.
Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesre-
ANNA MARIA RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA, washer and
dryer, close to beach and fishing pier. Call 941-
3BR/2BA FURNISHED ON canal. Holmes Beach.
$700/week, $2,500/month. Sleeps eight, avail-
able September through June. Contact Dave,
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA cottage. Gulffront
location. $1,500/month plus utilities. Call for
details. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 941-778-2259.
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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. $1,200/month
BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
FLORIDA DREAMS REALTY
5358 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,FL 34217
Check out our online vacation rental
catalog on Anna Maria Island and
at Heron's Watch, Bradenton.
We speak English, German,
French and Hungarian
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ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath
turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool,
tennis, covered parking, bay access, water
views, elevator, future bookings, and new
A/C and new roof are just some of the fea-
tures of this condo. Just bring your flip-flops
and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse
Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755.
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SA D A S I DS
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.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis,
boat dock. Available December-February, 2013.
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.
PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/3BA private pool, com-
munal pool, gym and tennis. Available December
and January. 941-795-3778. www.pericoholiday-
2BR/1 BA: 210 Haverkos, Holmes Beach, $1,175/
month includes utilities, 210 Haverkos, Holmes
Beach, 1BR/1BA, $900/month includes utilities,
3BR/2BA 3227 First Ave., Bradenton single family
home, $1,100/month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-
778-6696 or 800-367-1617.
SEASONAL RENTAL: NORTH Holmes Beach.
Quiet location, close to beach, January-March.
Ground levels, 1 BR/1 BA, $1,690 plus tax and
security, 2BR/2BA, $1,950 plus tax and secu-
rity. Private patio, cable TV, washer, dryer, utilities
included. 941-778-5338, 516-526-5628.
ANNUAL: CUTE, FURNISHED 1BR/1BA duplex.
Lakefront with dock. Walk to beach. Garage with
washer and dryer, no smoking, no pets. Holmes
Beach. $900/month. 941-737-3547.
SEASONAL RENTAL, ANNA Maria, 200 feet to
Rod & Reel Pier, 2BR/1BA, newly refurbished
ground floor duplex with all amenities. Available
Dec.1. For photos, rates, availability, please see
us at: ivacationonline.com. 941-387-8610.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT condo.
Westbay Point and Moorings. Available now. Call
Sharon at Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.
ANNUAL: 1BR IN Holmes Beach. $675/month
plus utilities and deposit. Weekdays, 941-778-
6541, evenings, 941-504-3844.
WATERFRONT, VICTORIAN TWO-story on canal!
Private dock with no homes across. Huge kitchen
with water views. Just 20 minutes to Island and
four to Ellenton Premier Outlets! $1,995/month.
TIRED OF VACANCIES? Retired couple with
small well-behaved dog wants to rent home or
condo, 2BR/2BA annually on Island. 912-202-
3157 or 912-202-2131.
2BR/2BA: 1,441 sf. Unfurnished on canal with
boat lift $2,200/month includes garbage. Pets
welcome under 25 Ibs. 1-car garage. 941-779-
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.
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access. Call 941-224-1652 for more informa-
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate.
Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call
941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton
Beach. Excellent investment rental income.
$259,000. By owner, 941-962-8220. www.flip-
WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious
as to how much your home could be worth? Call
us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn
at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal home for sale by
owner. 1,818 sf, 3BR/2BA home with garage, ter-
razzo floors, enclosed porch, well on property.
Very large lot (10,000-plus sf). New sea wall and
cap. 519 72nd St., Holmes Beach. $525,000.
WANTED: RENT-TO-own or owner financed, 2-3
bedroom, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Braden-
BRADENTON BEACH OPEN house: 1-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2. 2BR/2BA condo, plus loft, dock
and boat slip. Top floor. Direct waterfront, amaz-
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