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By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach city commissioners who
have debated, studied and set the foundation
for a building moratorium in the Residential-2
district for the past year some even before
they took office, made it official Jan. 8.
The moratorium is retroactive to Dec. 25,
A motion by Commissioner Pat Morton,
seconded by Commissioner Judy Titsworth
imposed a moratorium, halting new permits
for construction, demolition and substantial
rebuilds for up to six months in the city's
Exceptions to the moratorium are "interior
demolition for purposes such as remodeling"
and "maintenance of existing houses which
does not result in total demolition, such as
I replacement of siding or windows."
r' In a 4-1 vote, Commission Chair Jean
Page 13 Peelen and Commissioner Marvin Grossman
Joined Titsworth and Morton in favor and
f Commissioner David Zaccagnino dissented.
letter. Zaccagnino spoke against the morato-
rium, first questioning why the land develop-
ment code's definition of substantial improve-
o pre- ment the limit to which a residence can be
ige 20 remodeled during the moratorium hadn't
been checked out with the state.
ndles in Peelen answered that for the purposes of
1 the moratorium, the definition would remain
the same as presently stated in the city code.
kicks He responded that builders would remain
uncertain about what constitutes a substantial
BiZ The purpose of the moratorium, according
to city attorney Patricia Petruff, is to avoid
es a deluge of permit applications while the
27 commission sets new laws or puts policies in
and Before asking Petruff to draft the mora-
torium, the commission had tasked city plan-
ner Bill Brisson in August to study oversized
ges dwellings and associated problems in the
R-2 district. This action came after residents
packed commission meetings a year ago, com-
enacts R-2 building moratorium
Kennedy owns a vacant lot suitable for a
single-family home in R-2, and began requesting
public records and sending letters to commis-
i .., sioners when the December sale of his property
7 fell through due to the anticipated moratorium.
Zaccagnino also read a letter from resident
Keith Carter, which, he said, summed up his
Carter said owners will be discouraged by
1 a .i ~ PLEASE SEE MORATORIUM, PAGE 2
Suture development in the Residential-2
district, including duplexes similar to these
on 74th Street, is the target of elimination
while the city commission prepares ordinances
during the moratorium on demolitions, new
construction and substantial improvements.
Islander File Photo: Kathy Prucnell
plaining about noise, parking, trash, garbage and
overdevelopment in the district.
In the past year, the commission assigned
focus groups to study issues of building and
zoning, rentals agents, code enforcement and
administrative licensing. Citizens and com-
missioners brainstormed, produced reports,
requested records and debated solutions.
Brisson issued reports in September and
December that supported the city's R-2 develop-
ment trending toward larger homes since 2009,
and concluded they were out of character for the
Before the vote, Holmes Beach property
owner and past-resident Joe Kennedy, now
residing in Bradenton, commented on the mora-
Kennedy said Brisson's study did not pro-
vide evidence to support the moratorium.
"There is not any evidence, statistical or
otherwise given to show a larger dwelling unit
creates more problems than a smaller dwelling
unit, even though a larger dwelling unit may in
fact house more people," Kennedy said.
He criticized the city for not conducting traf-
fic studies, noise surveys, or providing evidence
of illegal vacation rentals, parking problems or
By Mark Young
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Waves Part-
nership Committee is scheduled to hold its
annual election of officers in March, but nomi-
nations at a Jan. 7 meeting at city hall stalled
due to a lack of commitment to serve.
The committee, the first line of authority
for any improvements along Gulf Drive, has
struggled to hold an official meeting due to poor
attendance and a quorum to take action. It is
seeking new members to boost the board, which
has seen its legitimacy of late questioned by its
For the last few meetings of 2012, acting
chair Carl Parks listed an agenda item to discuss
the board's future and legitimacy. The answer
from the few board members who attended was
to increase membership.
Details on a membership drive are being
planned, but anyone with an interest in serving
on the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee can
contact the city for information.
Nominations for the 2013 board officers
stalled Jan. 7 due to the current members'
reluctance to take on additional responsibilities.
Many of the existing board members serve on
multiple community boards and have busy work
There were only two nominations for a new
PLEASE SEE STALLED, PAGE 3
Ready, set ... The annual Dolphin Dash 5k run gets its start Jan. 12 at AME, 4700 Gulf Drive. More photos and results, pages 22-23.
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County to assist HB building department
By Kathy Prucnell
Lacking staff in the Holmes Beach building depart-
ment particularly someone qualified to sign permits -
the city has turned to Manatee County for assistance.
Interim building inspector Tom
O'Brien applied Jan. 2 for a Florida
provisional building code administra-
i. tor's certificate that will allow him as a
licensed architect to sign off on building
permits and plans.
O'Brien To fill the gap while the state pro-
cesses O'Brien's certification, Mayor
Carmel Monti announced Jan. 8, the county will begin
assisting the building department on or about Jan. 10 for
about 90 days.
Monti said he and O'Brien met with Manatee County
building department officials Jan. 7 and agreed to the
Part-time consultant and former building official
John Fernandez had been issuing permits, but he ended
his contract with the city Dec. 26.
When O'Brien's license will be approved depends on
the Florida construction industry licensing board, accord-
ing to the Department of Business and Professional Regu-
lations communications director Sandi Poreda.
The need for a building official in Holmes Beach
comes after months of controversy over building prac-
tices in the city.
Monti and two commissioners, Marvin Grossman
and Judy Titsworth, elected in November, and others,
including already-seated Commissioner Jean Peelen,
have been critical of building-code interpretations and
enforcement of the city's land-development and state's
Monti told commissioners last week, public works
superintendent Joe Duennes, who stepped down Nov. 16
after more than 16 years but remains on the payroll -
had been signing permits in an "ex-officio status" before
the decision to use the county building officials.
In a phone call last week, Duennes said he decided
against signing permits because of possible legal rami-
fications and the DBPR discouraged it. He discontinued
the practice Jan. 4.
Duennes also said it was unfair to blame the past
administration for following a city ordinance that permit-
ted underground footers to separate duplex units, which
were blamed for a myriad of problems related to rent-
At the city's Jan. 8 meeting, Commissioner David
Zaccagnino asked whether it was known how long it
would take for O'Brien's licensing, adding, "I'm pretty
sure they're not giving it to us gratis."
However, the question went unanswered.
In other matters related to the building department,
commissioners voted 4-1 on a four-month amended
employment contract with O'Brien, which terminates
March 31. A formal search is expected to fill the perma-
Monti explained the amended agreement replaces
a 40-hour weekly work requirement with a flat fee of
$5,000 per month for services performed. He said he
did not want to micromanage O'Brien's hours and that
he expects him to get his job done, including attendance
at city commission meetings.
City attorney Patricia Petruff noted another change
in the worker's compensation insurance portion of the
agreement filled in some missing language.
Zaccagnino pointed out that O'Brien, hired on the
interim contract basis in December, had just tendered
his liability insurance as required by the agreement, and
inquired about his lack of coverage for worker's com-
Petruff said she was told by the DBPR that O'Brien
was considered a non-contractor and sole proprietor and
not part of the construction industry, and, as such, exempt
from worker's compensation laws. O'Brien can ask the
DBPR for a courtesy letter to confirm his status, she
After the meeting, O'Brien said he understood the
need for legal compliance because he is in the position
of requiring others to conform to building laws.
The Bridge Street-Bay Drive roundabout will be re-
landscaped starting at noon Friday, Jan. 18, as part
of the Florida Arbor Day celebration. And the Bridge
Street-Gulf Drive roundabout in Bradenton Beach will
likely receive new landscaping as part of the April
National Arbor Day celebration. Islander Photo: Mark
MORATORIUM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the new restrictions from remodeling, and encouraged
to tear down existing ground-level homes to rebuild as
McKeever also read his comments into the record.
He said contractors who came to previous meetings
to object to the moratorium failed to recognize conven-
tional remodeling or districts other than R-2 as options
for their businesses.
"Now we're exploring remedies to other problems
that these carpetbaggers have foisted on us things such
as two pools on one lot," said McKeever. "Why not? We
have two houses on one lot. Except we ridiculously call
them duplexes because of an absurd technicality.
"And have you noticed how many of the people
who own these things or plan to build them have unusual
names? They all seem to end in LLC."
For more on building limitations, including pools,
docks and living-area ratio as planned by the Holmes
Beach commission, go online at www.islander.org.
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Holmes Beach, KMB to observe Arbor Day
By Kathy Prucnell
Holmes Beach will observe Florida Arbor Day at 9
a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the trolley stop at 77th Street and
At the ceremony, community leaders will dedicate
a green buttonwood tree, which is expected to grow to
35 feet tall. The species was recommended Jan. 2 by the
parks and beautification committee.
Two oak trees died after being planted there two
years ago, according to parks and beautification commit-
tee member Marilyn Shirley. Committee member Dennis
Groh said the oaks could not withstand saltwater in that
The committee recommended a green buttonwood
be planted, and that a tree replacement -a southern red
cedar be planted in April on National Arbor Day.
STALLED CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
chair, currently occupied by Parks after Pat Whitesel
resigned earlier in 2012. Parks has served as chair in the
Parks received one nomination to remain as chair, as
did board member Jake Spooner, who declined, stating
obligations to his business take up much of his time.
Spooner did say he would be willing to serve as vice
chair, if needed. Secretary Ingrid McClellan, executive
director of Keep Manatee Beautiful, indicated she would
remain in her board position.
Parks remained silent on his nomination as chair and
no vote was taken. Parks, instead, left nominations open
until the March election.
In other matters, the board received updates on two
projects initially generated through Scenic Waves.
McClellan told the board a Jan. 18 Arbor Day event
is proceeding as planned. It will consist of a landscap-
ing redesign of the Bridge Street-Bay Drive roundabout.
Officials will hold a ribbon-cutting at noon.
The project is being funded by the Bridge Street Mer-
City Commissioner Gay Breuler, the commission's
liaison to Scenic Waves, said the $2,600 secured to land-
Groh favored the diversity, saying to put in two dif-
ferent species of trees "you're assuring the success of
Keep Manatee Beautiful, state and city officials are
expected at the ceremony.
KMB executive director Ingrid McClellan, to com-
memorate the Florida Arbor Day, recently provided the
committee and Holmes Beach a $500 U.S. Forest Service
grant to develop educational materials.
In honor of the day, traditionally set aside to recog-
nize the planting and caring for trees, McClellan said
KMB contributes to parks and beautification programs
countywide, seeking to match city needs with the terms
of the grant.
"We're not just about planting trees," said Mcclellan.
"There's also an educational component. We're about
planting, establishing and maintaining them, also."
scape the city's gateway on Gulf Drive and Cortez Road
also is proceeding as planned.
Breuler is working in coordination with three condo-
minium boards to incorporate the areas of the condo prop-
erties in the beautification project. She said only native
plants will be used and there are no plans to remove exist-
"And the city is offering to do the watering until the
plants are established," she said. "I'm hoping to get final
approval from the condos so we can get it on the Jan. 17
commission agenda for approval."
The Liiuik.lr Sarasota Metropolitan Planning Orga-
nization liaison to Scenic Waves, Jim Van Pelt, reported
that the Manatee County Health Department secured a
$40,000 grant for its Complete Streets Program.
Van Pelt said Marissa Sheldon "did a great job" in
putting it together and Manatee County was only one of
a dozen counties in the country to receive the grant.
"It's to promote awareness of the county's walkable
and bike-friendly streets," he said. "It's primarily targeted
for children to help fight childhood obesity."
Van Pelt said Scenic Waves should be aware of the
grant to potentially garer some of the funding.
Ingrid McClellan, executive director of Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful, provided the city of Holmes Beach with
books on Florida plants at the Jan. 2 parks and beau-
tification committee meeting. Islander Photo: Kathy
Committee member David Teitelbaum, also a
member of the Manatee County Tourist Development
Council and the Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce
board of directors, said everything is looking good for
tourism and upcoming events.
He did express interest in seeing Bradenton Beach
commissioners more involved with the TDC efforts.
Restaurateur and Scenic Waves committee member
Ed Chiles confirmed that tourism is doing well, "espe-
cially the European numbers, which are very impres-
sive," he said. "They really love the environment we have
The Scenic Waves Partnership Committee meets
the first Monday of every month at 3 p.m., at Bradenton
Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive. Meetings are open to
4 E JAN.16, 2013 U THE ISLANDER
Holmes Beach commission sets Mainsail revocation hearing
By Kathy Prucnell
With an eye toward bringing the eyesore at Mainsail
Anna Maria Lodge to an end, Holmes Beach city com-
missioners at their Jan. 8 meeting moved to schedule a
public hearing for the purpose of amending or revoking
the project site plan.
No date was set, but according to city clerk Stacey
Johnson, the hearing date will depend on the legal notice
required, but she estimated it would be Feb. 12.
The site plan initially included a 120-seat restau-
rant, a bar and nine units in a lodge, and 31 townhome
units. However, in 2009, Mainsail representatives met
with then-Holmes Beach public works superintendent
Joe Duennes and proposed reducing the project to 37
residential units and other changes.
Any significant changes will be required to come
before the commission for approval, but the project was
approved in 2001, and only a 50-slip marina has been
completed on the commercial property near Marina and
Numerous rebar posts mark utilities amid the weeds
that cover the property and a temporary permit for the
on-site sales-office trailer has apparently expired.
Commissioner Judy Titsworth moved to set the
hearing despite repeated pleas from Commission Chair
Jean Peelen to reconsider and instead send a letter. Com-
missioner David Zaccagnino also suggested having the
mayor send a letter formally requesting a presentation.
"We're looking at the third developer and 12 years
later," said Titsworth. "I think we owe it to the residents
and everyone who had problems. We owe it to them to
schedule a public hearing. It's time."
Commissioners Pat Morton and Marvin Grossman
agreed with Titsworth, who lives across the street from
the Mainsail property.
Morton said over the years the city has extended
opportunities to the developers, but none have gotten off
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Grossman said, "Obviously they've been putting it
Mayor Carmel Monti said the commission setting a
hearing date would likely not surprise Mainsail.
In December, Mainsail Lodging and Development
president Joe Collier and two other Mainsail representa-
tives showed Monti, Titsworth and the city building staff
a site plan. Mainsail told the group they wanted to move
slowly on the project, building as units sell.
Mainsail set a project schedule last year that pro-
posed construction by this April, but the developer has
failed to provide building plans and to meet November
or December permit deadlines, and last month indicated
they would propose a new schedule.
In 2001, the commission approved the proposal for
the property known as Tidemark Lodge by Carlingford
It was linked to a commercial zoning change of two
residential lots, special exceptions and conditions, some
leased parking areas, transient guests of no more than 120
days and an Old Florida architectural style.
The parking lease tied to the development is no
longer effective, according to Titsworth.
The Tidemark property was sold after a bankruptcy
in 2004, and next sold to a group of investors, including
Anna Maria Island residents Ed Chiles, Michael Cole-
man, Ted LaRoche and Louis and Mary Alice Collins,
according to Collier.
Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore,
who resides in Holmes Beach, told commissioners she
was disappointed that the city did not send a letter before
setting a public hearing.
Whitmore was mayor of Holmes Beach when the
project was first approved and she favored the lodge-
Former Mayor Rich Bohnenberger last year told the
city commission he was entertaining the idea of purchas-
ing the defunct property for a city park, and then-treasurer
Rick Ashley assured the mayor he could find funding for
the purchase, but Collier insisted the development would
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AM steps up controls on vacation rentals
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn sounded a warning to
city commissioners at their Jan. 10 meeting that every
week the city is "seeing more and more site plans" sub-
mitted for approval with five, six and seven bedrooms.
These are primarily vacation homes, she said, includ-
ing one site plan that calls for four master suites, each
with a master bedroom. And in most cases, the estimated
remodeling cost is below the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency's 50 percent rule.
The 50 percent rule is a FEMA regulation allowing
remodeling costs of a ground-floor structure of no more
than 50 percent of the appraised value. If the costs exceed
50 percent, the ground floor must be used for entry, park-
ing or storage, and living space must be elevated above
the flood plain.
"The situation is getting out of hand," the mayor
said. "I'm really concerned. The developers are starting
to come here."
She asked the commission to approve the use of Bass
& Associates of Sarasota as an independent firm to review
questionable appraisals and site plans.
The mayor said building official Bob Welch sent the
site-plan for a duplex remodel on North Shore Drive to
Rick Bass, owner of the firm, for review. Bass, the mayor
said, raised "serious questions" that the estimated remodel
cost was below the appraised value. Welch issued a stop-
work order until any issues are resolved.
Commissioners agreed with the mayor on retaining
Bass & Associates to review plans and to pass the $300
fee to the applicant or owner.
Commissioners also agreed to have Dye and city
planner Alan Garrett begin writing an ordinance to "limit
the number of parking spaces" up to a point to the number
Webb said the ordinance is needed. "We need to get
control because we are having a series of motels built in
our town," he said.
Garrett asked commissioners to look at requiring at
least one parking space for new construction to be inside
a garage or carport. Garrett said he got the idea from a
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Johnny Staats and The Delivery Boys 7 pm Jan. 19
Marty Raybon and Full Circle 8:30 pm Jan. 19
Josh Wilson 6 pm Jan. 20
For King and Country 7:30 pm Jan. 20
18th Annual Cheerleading Competition 6 pm Jan. 21
Suncoast Mummers 1 pm Jan. 23
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Palmetto city ordinance, which requires half of all park-
ing at a new single-family residence be under cover.
SueLynn was pleased commissioners were moving
"We've received plans for a single-family home
with four master suites and four bathrooms," the mayor
said. It doesn't sound like the typical single-family home
arrangement, she observed.
Commissioners also asked Dye and Garrett to pre-
pare another draft ordinance dealing with lot size in
relation to building coverage. The ordinance would
essentially limit the living area of a new single-fam-
ily residence, and possibly deter some of the recent
It could limit a single-family home on a typical
7,500 square foot lot to 30 percent building coverage per
floor of living area. With two floors of living space over
parking, that would provide a maximum 4,500 square
feet of living space, or 2,250 square feet per floor, he
In other matters, commissioners unanimously
approved a motion to rezone the six lots at the east end
of Pine Avenue to public-semi-public, as this would give
the city more options for use. The city has to first submit a
small development comp-plan amendment to Tallahassee,
Garrett said, before any rezoning.
Commissioners also unanimously approved the
second reading of a noise ordinance amendment to limit
the hours when excessive noise can occur.
Lawn care can take place 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Com-
mercial construction is limited to 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and there is to
be no construction on federal holidays.
The request for proposal prepared by Welch for a cell
tower applicant in the city also was approved by com-
missioners. RFPs would go to Welch for review before
presentation to the commission. Welch said the RFP is
based on the same document used by Bradenton Beach
and Manatee County.
The next regular commission meeting is scheduled
for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at city hall, 10005 Gulf
THE ISLANDER U JAN. 16, 2013 5 5
Anna Maria City
Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m., charter review.
Jan. 22, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Jan. 24, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Jan. 16, 1 p.m., community redevelopment agency.
Jan. 16, 1:30 p.m., capital improvement projects.
Jan. 17, noon, pier team.
Jan. 17, 1 p.m., city commission.
Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m., commission workshop.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
Jan. 16, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials.
Jan. 17, 7 p.m., work session.
Jan. 22, 7 p.m., city commission.
Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Jan. 31, 7 p.m., work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
Jan. 29, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
Jan. 17, 6 p.m., fire district commission.
Jan. 24, 9 a.m., fire pension board.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
Government offices are closed Monday, Jan. 21, in
observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Island a changing'
Kids won't recognize the lyrics, but most Islander
readers will. They're from a Bob Dylan title track,
penned and released in 1964 on the album: "The Times
They Are a-Changin'."
Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimming'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.
The whole song, beginning to end is eerie, consider-
ing the political climate in Holmes Beach.
It's one of Dylan's most famous songs and, accord-
ing to Wikipedia, is thought to capture the spirit of social
and political upheaval that characterized the 1960s.
On Anna Maria Island, the '60s were pre-Marti-
nique, the island's only high-rise condo, pre-FEMA
regulations for elevating structures in the flood plain,
and pre- most of us. The island was far less populated
in the era before household air conditioning.
But like my late friend Snooks Adams once said
- and he was born on Perico Island, raised in Cortez
and served as Holmes Beach police chief for about 25
years when asked about all the people living here in
the mid-1990s, "Hell, I didn't want you here."
But, he wisely reasoned, now that you're here, we
have to provide for you. Snooks would have it no other
Dylan's changing times ends with the line drawn,
the curse cast, the order rapidly fading. "The first one
now will later be last. The times they are a-changin'."
It seems that Dylan saw the times changing, and
not for the better. Prophetic.
And that's the eerie part. It rings so true today.
On Sunday morning's national news, I overheard
a segment about how in some tourist areas hoteliers
are worried about losing their market to vacation home
That's happening here, too, although we hardly have
what you could call hotels. We have small, mom-and-
pop motels, lacking fancy resort amenities, although
some have big resort-style names. And all offer a most
gorgeous, white, sandy beach within steps.
Let's face it. Since the first ferry arrived at the Anna
Maria City Pier, and the first car crossed the first bridge
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linking Cortez to Bradenton Beach, we've been a tourist
And we've enjoyed steady visitor/tourism growth in
the various styles of accommodations the past few years
in spite of the .',,iinw, economy. Our new construc-
tion and real estate sales also outnumber other areas in
Manatee County and most places in Florida.
Business here has enjoyed a better outlook than
almost any place you could name.
We're the envy of most visitor bureaus in Florida.
So what the hell are we doing by passing a morato-
rium, and further eliminating the separation in duplex
units that creates the look in duplex neighborhoods of
more desired single-family homes, limiting properties
to one pool and one dock, and limiting living areas for
new homes to one-third of the lot size?
I think some people are forcing changes that even-
tually may kill the goose that laid the golden egg.
On behalf of the Roser Food Pantry and myself,
I would like to thank The Islander for naming us the
2012 Islander of the Year and also thank the newspaper
for its outstanding and accurate news articles about the
Getting the word out to residents that there are some
among us who very badly need our support is the big-
gest factor in order for us to be successful in our mission
at the Roser Food Pantry.
Who would imagine that in our beautiful island par-
adise we would have hungry people but, unfortunately,
it is a fact, and the Roser Food Pantry has become a very
important service to them. With the help and support
of our newspapers, the island community has become
aware of this need and has come forth with that help.
Again, thanks to The Islander for the recognition
and the honor that you have given us and our loyal
Pam Leckie, Roser Food Pantry chairperson
I'm sure many people are aware of the three car
thefts that have recently occurred in the city of Anna
Maria within a span of a few days.
From what the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
patrol deputies say, they are the first in at least 10 years.
All the cars were locked and equipped with alarm sys-
tems, which were somehow compromised. Why is there
no mention of this in the newspapers?
My son owns one of these cars, which was stolen
from our driveway between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. New
Year's Day. His was the third car theft. One of the others
was a company car with security and a chip key that
also was stolen and left in the driveway of an elderly
person's home, along with all the other belongings. I
believe it was a Toyota Camry.
The other was a Honda Civic.
My son had/has a Ford Explorer. All of these cars
are highly sought after by car thieves, all had security
systems compromised, all in the city of Anna Maria.
Is this crime spree not something that the read-
ers of your paper should know? Is there some reason
that it is not newsworthy, even in the police report
Is the sheriff's office so embarrassed that they are
coercing you not to publicize this information? I apolo-
gize for the tone of this letter, but it's being circulated
as far as I can, because having absolutely no mention of
this huge story really makes me wonder who the news-
papers really serve.
William W. ?,Sl, I, Anna Maria
Editor's note: This newspaper received and
reported these incidents only within the week. We
apologize for the delay, but law enforcement does not
always report incidents that include an ongoing investi-
gation. Also, islanders used to assume the bridges would
avert such thefts and aid law enforcement in catching
criminals, but that no longer is true as our population
of residents and visitors grows.
Returning to AMI beach,
couple renews vows
U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Welsh and
Stacie Welsh of Plant City renewed their
vows on the white sands of Bradenton
Beach with their 2-year-old daughter
Taegan leading the way. Married on the
beach in 2002, they also celebrated their
10-year wedding anniversary. With rose
petals, strawberries and ChIIIIplgo1i' the
Welshes celebrated before the two-time
previously Iraq-deployed major was to
head to Afghanistan. Islander Courtesy
Photo: Lisa Bean of AMI Resorts.
Guerin, lerulli engagement
Lori and Mark Guerin of Holmes Beach announced the
engagement of son Ryan to Samantha lerulli, daughter of
David and Donna lerulli of Bradenton. The wedding date has
not been set. Islander Courtesy Photo
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Headlines from the Jan. 15,
2003, issue of The Islander
Nick Easterling, developer of the proposed Tide-
mark hotel/restaurant marina complex at the Holmes
Beach inlet along Marina Drive, applied to the Army
Corps of Engineers for a permit to remove the old
marina and build a 6,245 square-foot facility with 62
boat slips. Easterling received site-plan approval from
the city commission in August 2001 to build a 75-slip
marina, but would need a new site-plan.
Anna Maria commissioners backpedaled on their
3-2 vote to require permit parking by residents. Mayor
SueLynn along with Commissioners John Michaels and
Linda Cramer changed their votes after talking with
residents opposed to the plan. Commissioners then
unanimously passed a resolution to have the city attor-
ney prepare a permit parking ordinance similar to that
of Sanibel Island, where permit parking is based on
An Anna Maria Island Community Center spokes-
man said the center was taking a phased approach to its
estimated $2.5 million expansion rather than have all
construction done at the same time. The estimated cost
of the first phase was $900,000.
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Stop work order halts 'improvement' project
By Rick Catlin
Remodeling of an L-shaped duplex at 300 N. Shore
Drive, Anna Maria, by Beach to Bay Construction was
halted Jan. 8 by building official Bob Welch after he
found several issues with the construction project.
Mayor SueLynn said the site plan also was reviewed
by Rik Bass of Bass & Associates professional appraisers.
She said Bass found "significant questions" about the cost
estimates to warrant a stop work order.
Welch wrote on the stop work order "substantial
improvement," as the reason for halting the project. He
By Kathy Prucnell
After a decision by the promoter of Holmes Beach
Concerts in the Park to cancel future events at the city-
owned field on Flotilla Drive went viral, the matter came
before the city commission.
Resident Michael Brusso told commissioners Jan. 8
that the concert promoter canceled the monthly event.
The promoter is Island Festivals Inc., owned by Bra-
denton resident Cindy Thompson.
According to the city, the $250 fee to use the field
was reinstated Jan. 8, and word soon went out on Face-
book that Thompson declined to pay.
Former Mayor Rich Bohnenberger waived the fee
in May for all field users, according to assistant deputy
clerk Robyn Kinkopf.
"If you follow social media, which everyone is doing
these days if you have an I-Phone, I can show you
right now there's a ground swell of distaste that these
concerts have been canceled," Brusso said.
"It really does bring a sense of community to Holmes
Beach," he continued, adding the $250 fee doesn't mean
much to the city budget considering the promotion of
nonprofits is a community service. He said his son, an
artist, has had a booth in the past at the concerts.
Commissioner Jean Peelen pointed out Thompson's
organization is not a nonprofit and the fee is not new, just
said he had not yet discussed the issues with Jim Moss,
the project superintendent for the contractor, Beach to
The administrative issues involve the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency, Welch said, but he declined
to elaborate. He said he did "not feel comfortable" dis-
cussing the issues before talking with the contractor.
Welch added, "These are issues that have to be ironed
out before construction can continue."
Richard Eason of Bradenton, who owns 300 N. Shore
Drive, was at the property Jan. 8. He said he was shocked
when he saw the posted stop work order.
reinstated. "It's not like we're turning away a nonprofit,"
To serve alcohol on city property, a nonprofit must be
granted a license from the state, and Thompson's festivals
partnered with nonprofits to obtain the license.
Mayor Carmel Monti said the city loses money on the
concerts, which require field cleanup and maintenance.
Monti also said downtown vendors have complained
the concert vendors don't have an investment in down-
town and take away from their business.
Commissioner Marvin Grossman noted that if
Thompson's group was having difficulty making money
with the concerts, another promoter might not mind the
low profit margin.
Titsworth said residents are telling her the field
is being overused, both for concerts and arts and craft
Commissioner Pat Morton commented that the
increasing use of the field caused the city to close the
field during the past summer for reseeding.
Zaccagnino said the concerts feature island entertain-
ers and vendors and benefit island charities, which make
money by hosting alcohol sales.
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ever, he added, he was told the work does not violate any
ordinance or regulation.
When contacted, Beach to Bay Investment principal
Shawn Kaleta referred questions to Moss, but efforts to
reach Moss were unsuccessful.
Beach to Bay Construction is owned by Scott Eason,
but it was Kaleta who came under fire from officials in
Holmes Beach for building and marketing large rental
properties in that city's duplex zone. Kaleta maintains
he broke no building codes or ordinances.
He said his companies built or remodeled some
60 properties in the city, more than any other builder
or investor, and he felt he came under scrutiny for that
work order at this duplex at 300 N. lI. I Drive Jan.
8, after finding issues with the construction project.
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DEP: Treehouse owner can apply for construction permit
By Kathy Prucnell
The owners of Angelinos Sea Lodge previously
ordered by the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection to remove or modify the property's beachfront
treehouse will now be allowed to apply for a permit
for the structure they began seaward of the Coastal Con-
struction Control Line more than a year ago.
"I'm not going to jump to the assumption we'll be
given the permit," said Lynn Tran, co-owner with Richard
Hazen of the lodge at 103 29th St., Holmes Beach. "But
we'll go through the process and see. We're glad we have
In a Dec. 13 letter, DEP's Water Resource Manage-
ment Division Environmental Manager Jim Martinello
The Angelinos Sea Lodge treehouse constructed
without permits no longer has a deadlinefor
removal but has new orders for compliance. The
beachfront treehouse is at 103 29th St. in Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell
said the DEP would issue a final order requiring removal
of the treehouse if a completed application is not received
by the agency within 45 days.
Martinello said after staff review of a Sept. 18 letter
from the owners and accompanying photographs, the
DEP decided to allow the owners to apply for the after-
State law requires permits for building seaward of the
CCCL to protect the beach and dune system from desta-
bilization or destruction caused by beach structures.
The city referred the complaint to the DEP and
advised the city would require engineering and a survey
if the owners seek a DEP permit.
In December 2011, the DEP told the owners the tree-
house might not qualify for an after-the-fact permit. In an
Aug. 6 letter, the DEP recommended its removal, allow-
ing 30 days for its owners to submit a modified design
The September letter from owners Tran and Hazen
appealed the DEP order, saying they had invested nearly
$50,000 in safety improvements and that the structure
withstood two recent tropical storms.
Asked why the agency appeared to have changed its
course from the Aug. 6 letter, DEP spokesperson Dee Ann
Miller said, "We are merely allowing them an opportunity
to apply. The application will undergo the normal review
Tran and Hazen began construction in April 2011,
claiming they had received permission from the Holmes
Beach City building department, according to their Sept.
"We even checked with two Holmes Beach commis-
sioners who confirmed that there are no permits required
and no regulations exist for tree decks and treehouses,"
The owners stated, "We feel that we have been
unreasonably threatened and denied our rights to peace-
ful enjoyment, freedom to create and pursue happiness
in our back yard," the owners concluded.
In the December 2012 letter, the DEP advised the
owners that to obtain an after-the-fact permit they must
Names and addresses of immediately adjacent
Evidence of property ownership.
A no-objection letter from the city of Holmes Beach
that the activity does not contravene local setback require-
ments, zoning or building codes.
Two copies of a survey in accordance with the
Florida Administrative Code.
Two copies of a site plan, including the location of
construction activities relative to the CCCL.
Two copies of detailed final foundation plans and
The DEP letter also advised the owners a permit fee
would be determined after review of the application.
In addition to the treehouse, the lodge includes a
beachfront home and four vacation rental units.
The tree structure is not intended to be used by lodge
guests, according to Tran.
"It's not a house," she said. "It's for private use. It's
just for us, our family and friends."
She added, "A lot of people like to stop by and take
photos. It adds a little charm."
Island bridge alert
The Florida Department of Transportation pro-
vided notice Jan. 11 that it planned to begin main-
tenance Jan. 13 after press time for The Islander
and continue weeknights 8 p.m.-5 a.m. for about
two weeks on the Anna Maria Island Bridge, Cortez
Bridge and Longboat Pass Bridge, a DOT press
The project involves stripping and replacing
pavement markers and requires some lane closures.
Lane widths may be restricted during the project.
The speed limit will be reduced during work and
motorists are advised to use caution when approach-
ing a work area.
Work crews will perform maintenance on each
bridge separately, the DOT said, and the project is
expected to finish in two weeks.
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Longboat ey Center for
the Arts hosts Solomon,
A small selection of Syd Solomon's work will be
featured at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts as it
celebrates its 60th anniversary.
A reception to open the exhibit, which continues
through March 1, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 18, in the cultural media room.
Reservations for the reception are required by calling
Solomon, who died in 2004, studied at the Art Insti-
tute of Chicago and then in 1946 settled in Sarasota,
where he established a long relationship with the Ring-
ling Museum of Art and the Ringling College of Art and
Design, as well as New College, where he created the
Institute of Fine Art.
His paintings were featured in numerous national
exhibitions and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston,
Smithsonian and Academy of Arts and Letters.
Through March 1, the Longboat Key center also will
feature 50 Florida Highway Men paintings from the Law-
rence Helmuth collection.
An opening reception for Florida works takes place at
5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.
Reservations also are required.
The center is at 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat
Roser to host concert series
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, will host a 2013 concert series to celebrate
the church's 100th anniversary.
The schedule includes Italian pianist Davide Cabassi
at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20; ragtime pianist Bob Milne at
4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17; and the Sarasota Chorus of the
Keys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
Meet the artist receptions will take place after each
concert at the Relish Cafe & Marketplace, 503 Pine Ave.,
Concert admission is a free-will offering.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-
0414 or go online to www.roserchurch.com.
The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra
and the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island announce their
seventh annual Young Artists Solo Competition for young
Manatee and Sarasota area musicians.
The competition is being held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 19, at the Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510
Third Ave. W., Bradenton. There is an application dead-
line of Jan.16.
Eligibility includes 12- to 18-year-old musicians
from Manatee-Sarasota counties. Wind and string play-
ers, pianists and vocalists are encouraged to compete.
The winner will perform with the Anna Maria Island
Community Chorus & Orchestra in a concert and will
receive cash prize of $500.
Competition guidelines and application forms can be
found online at www.amicco.org. For more information,
contact James Stoltie at 941-727-9886.
during a demonstration
Jan. 5 at Island Gallery
West, 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Some of
the results are picutred,
right. The gallery hosts
demonstrations at 10
a.m. Saturday during
the winter-spring season.
The 10 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 19, demo will be by Barbara Hines, featuring
instructions in how to paint wild animals in watercol-
ors. For more information, call 941-778-6648. Islander
Photos: Edna Tiemann
ors will be
Bingo is back at Annie Silver
Bingo returns Thursday, Jan. 17, to the Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.
Games take place on Thursdays through the spring,
beginning at 7 p.m.
Dale Redeker and son Dave will serve as the call-
Also, this month the center begins its series of com-
munity suppers. The first dinner will take place 5-7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25, with a cost of $7. The menu includes
sauerkraut and pork and mashed potatoes, along with
drinks and desserts.
For more information, call Kit Redeker at 941-778-
Artists' Guild of Anna Maria
Island president Midge Pippel,
right, presents artist Barbara
Hines the first place Rhea Chiles
Award of Excellence in the juried,
all-media show "Inspirations"
for her watercolor, "Progress."
The best of show award went to
Karen Stuart, and excellence in
photography was awarded to
former Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Christine Toilette. The
S exhibit is open for viewing at the
S Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10010
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through
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The next Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market is Saturday, Jan. 19. The market will again feature Big
John's Famous Barbecue (above left) near the privateers ship, as well as antiques, household goods, produce
and collectibles. Additional markets are on Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13. Islander File Photos
Anna Maria Island Privateers holding thieves market
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The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold a Thieves
Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Saturday,
Hours for the flea-market are 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The privateers will host vendors selling arts and
crafts, antiques, household goods and other items.
Shoppers also will find produce, as well as lunch and
breakfast items. The privateers will be grilling hamburg-
Harry's holds wine-
tasting for the birds
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 5600 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, holds a wine-tasting to benefit Save Our Seabirds
The event will take place 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 16, on the restaurant patio, with wines and appetizers
provided by Harry's culinary team.
Admission is $20.
For more information or reservations, call the res-
taurant at 941-383-0777.
Kiwanis meeting Jan. 19
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
The upcoming program will feature a conversation
with Elliott Falcione of the local convention and visitors
bureau about the Powell Crosley Estate in Bradenton.
For more information, call 941-761-8834.
Tax help offered on island
The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will host income tax expert David Weber pre-
senting an hour-long program on filing federal returns.
The program will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan.
19. Attendance is free and no registration is required.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
6341 or visit online at www.mymanatee.org/library.
Island cities to celebrate Florida Arbor Day
Keep Manatee Beautiful is partnering with local
cities to celebrate Florida Arbor Day, which is officially
The celebration begins in Bradenton, along Manatee
Avenue, where the city and Manatee County govern-
ments are working with KMB to plant 13 trees between
15th and 62nd streets west to build the tree canopy.
On Friday, Jan. 18, KMB and Holmes Beach officials
will hold a ceremony at 77th Street and Marina Drive,
where they will plant a buttonwood near the trolley stop
and canal. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.
At noon that day, Bradenton Beach officials, the Bra-
ers and hot dogs, selling Big John's Famous Barbecue
and holding a bake sale.
Vendor registration begins at $25.
Other market dates are Saturdays on Feb. 9, March
9 and April 13.
For more information about the Anna Maria Island
Privateers Thieves Market, call Mary "Woodstock"
Zuchniewicz at 941-722-3212.
Audubon chapter offers bird-
The Manatee County Audubon Society will offer a
beginning bird-watching course in January.
The chapter's course involves four class sessions:
Friday, Jan. 18; Monday, Jan. 21; Thursday, Jan. 24; and
Thursday, Jan. 31.
Each session begins at 6:30 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church of Palmetto, 330 11th Ave. W., Pal-
There also will be two full-day field trips, one at 7
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and another at 7 a.m. Saturday,
The course fee is $50, plus a 2013 membership in
the chapter, which costs $20.
Reservations are required.
For more information, contact Nancy Dean at 941-
792-9235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library hosts lecture on
The Friends of the Island Library will host Melissa
Cain Nell lecturing on the features of Emerson Point Pre-
serve at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Nell works for the Manatee County Natural Resources
Department. Her lecture will focus on the natural trea-
sures of Manatee County, specifically Emerson Point.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
denton Beach Scenic Waves Committee and KMB will
hold a ceremony at the Bridge Street-Bay Drive round-
about. Native plants donated by Bridge Street Merchants
will be added to the circle.
Also, KMB is working with the Manatee River
Garden Club to plant trees on the Palma Sola Causeway
near Flamingo Cay to replace those that did not establish
after a planting in 2009.
Anna Maria will not hold an planting event, but
instead received a $500 grant from KMB to create a
For more information, call KMB at 941-795-3490.
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Wednesday, Jan. 16
Noon -Anna Maria Garden Club meeting with speaker Jim
Boyer, president of the Tampa Bay African Violet Society, Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
2 p.m. Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel
series presents Melissa Cain Nell of the Manatee County Natural
Resources Department speaking about Emerson Point Preserve,
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Thursday, Jan. 17
2 p.m. The Island Library hosts a knitting clinic, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
8 p.m. The Island Players opening night of "A Little Murder
Never Hurt Anybody," which continues through Feb. 3, Island Play-
ers theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
Friday, Jan. 18
9 a.m. Keep Manatee Beautiful and the city of Holmes Beach
celebrate Florida Arbor Day with a tree-planting, 77th Street and
Marina Drive. The event is open to the public.
Noon Keep Manatee Beautiful, the city of Bradenton Beach
and Bridge Street Merchants celebrate Florida Arbor Day, Bridge
Street-Bay Drive roundabout. The event is open to the public.
Saturday, Jan. 19
8 a.m.-3 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market,
Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and
meeting with Elliott Falcione of the local tourism bureau, Anna Maria
Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
10 a.m. Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
hosts a free demonstration, "Painting Wild Animals in Watercolors"
with Barbara Hines. Information: 941-778-6648.
10 a.m. Income tax workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6 p.m. Night with Neil Diamond supper and show, Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.
Sunday, Jan. 20
4 p.m.- Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, hosts Italian pianist Davide Cabassi, with a reception
after the concert. Information: 941-778-0414.
Call for time Island Players audition for "'Till Beth Do Us
Part," Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
Monday, Jan. 21
11 a.m.-2 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Democratic Club inaugu-
ration celebration, the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th W, Cortez. Fee
applies. Information: 941-794-2571.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meet-
ing, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
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Wednesday, Jan. 23
7:21 a.m. Official sunrise. The day is 10:44 hours long.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
12:30 p.m. Manatee River Garden Club meeting with Bar-
bara Hoey of Decorated Garden, 3120 First Ave. W, Bradenton.
4:30 p.m. Harry's Continental Kitchens, 5600 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, hosts a wine-tasting to benefit Save Our Sea-
birds. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-0777.
Thursday, Jan. 17
6:30 p.m. Manatee County Audubon Society meeting with
Florida chapter president Eric Draper, First United Methodist Church
of Palmetto, 330 11th Ave., W., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-
7 p.m. Longboat Key Historical Society lecture with professor
Gary Mormino talking about Florida before and after WWII, 6400
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598.
Saturday, Jan. 19
7:45 a.m. Manatee County Audubon Society field trip, Let-
tuce Lake Regional Park, carpool from Lowe's, State Road 70 and
Interstate 75. Fee applies for non-members. Information: 941-792-
9 a.m. Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club hike in Robinson Pre-
serve, 1704 99th St. NW., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-3200.
Sunday, Jan. 20
3 p.m. Young pianist Noah Waddell performs in concert at
the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6491.
Monday, Jan. 21
10:30 a.m. Longboat Key Democratic Club Inauguration
Brunch, Longboat Key Club and Resort, 220 Sands Point Road,
Longboat Key, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-362-
Jan. 17-Feb. 3 Manatee Players present Cole Porter's
"Anything Goes," 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Fee applies. Infor-
Jan. 17-27, Manatee County Fair: Manatee Goes Hollywood,
fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information:
Through Jan. 25, Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island juried art
show, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Through March 1, Syd Solomon exhibit, Longboat Key Center
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Noah Waddell, the 11-year-old winner of multiple musi-
cal awards, will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 20, at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. The young pianist was
featured on PBS' "Curious Kids" and won the Stein-
way Young Artist competition at 10. General admission
tickets cost $20. For more information, call 941-383-
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for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information:
Through March 1, Florida Highwaymen exhibit, Longboat Key
Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Informa-
Through April 28, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium,
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the
Water's Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
Wednesday through the spring, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sells
settlers bread. Information: 941-778-0492.
*Wednesdays through March, 1-3 p.m.,Anna Maria Irish Ceili
dancers, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
First Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book Club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext.
*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.
Thursday, Thirsty Thursdays specials and activities, 5-7 p.m.,
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.
Thursday, through the spring, bingo games, Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information:
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
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apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Food donations
requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132.
Fourth Fridays, through March, community dinners, Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon open
house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th
Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.
Third Sundays, through May, 9-11 a.m., Junior Audubon,
Manatee Audubon Society, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave.
E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.
Sunday, through April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Bridge Street
Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include
a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668.
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, Fisherman's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W, Cortez. Informa-
First Mondays, through May, 6:30 p.m., the Artists' Guild of
Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
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-
Jan. 26, Wine dinner and Forks and Corks celebration, the
Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies.
Feb. 9, Sinatra Sings supper and show, Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies.
Feb. 10, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
concert, 20th anniversary celebration, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-8585.
Feb. 10, St. Bernard Catholic Church Suncoast Mummers
String Band concert, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee
apples. Information: 941-778-4769. CANCELED
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opens Thursday, Jan.
17, and runs through
Sunday, Feb. 3, at the
Island Players, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Islander Photo:
'A Little Murder' opens at Island Players
By Kathy Prucnell
No one may be spared hilarity when "A Little Murder
Never Hurt Anybody" opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17,
at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Written by Ron Beras and directed by veteran Island
Players actor and director James Thaggard, the play cel-
ebrates the genre of off-the-wall comedies of the 1930s
Save the date
Feb. 14, Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Sweethearts big
band dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Feb. 22, Spaghetti supper at the Annie Silver Community
Feb. 24, Pirates spring training begins at McKechnie Field.
March 2, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale at the Island
March 11, spring break begins for Manatee County public
Set on New Year's Eve in a mansion, the well-to-do
and their staff fall like flies throughout the presentation.
Evening performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
The box office is open one hour before performances,
and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For tickets and more information, call the box office
at 941-778-5755 or go online at www.theislandplayers.
Players audition for next show
The Island Players will hold an audition for "'Till
Beth Do Us Part," Sunday, Jan. 20, at the theater, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The director is Mike Lusk.
For more information, including the audition time,
present 'Anything Goes'
Manatee Players will present Cole Porter's musical
"An\ dlingi Goes" Jan. 17-Feb. 3 at the theater in down-
Performers include Andrea Wright, Omar Montes,
Melanie Bierweiler, Brian Chunn, Michael DeMocko,
Brittney Klepper, Dan Coppinger and Caroline Cox.
The ensemble includes islander Holly Rizzo, Anna
Trinci, Katie Priest, Katie Zanders, Corinne Woodland,
Kaitlin Folsom, Mitcheal Pearl, Phil Croome, James-
Faurote, Michael Ridgewell, Alexander Zickafoose,
Jay Poppe, Nick Drivas, Alex Beach, Brandon Jamora,
Joseph Rebella, Bob Weintraub and Amy Ferrell.
Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-
Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The theater is at 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Tickets are $26 and can be reserved at 941-748-
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Musil Buehler's accused murderer
set for first hearing
By Kathy Prucnell
The trial of William J. Cumber is expected to be
scheduled by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court at a Jan.
16 case management hearing. Cumber is accused of the
second-degree murder of Holmes Beach resident Sabine
Musil-Buehler had lived with Cumber in the 200
block of Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria when she was
discovered missing Nov. 6, 2008. She and her estranged
husband, Tom Buehler, owned Haley's Motel in Holmes
Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube announced
Cumber's arrest on the murder charge in October 2012.
At the upcoming hearing, assistant state attorney Art
Brown said he expects the defense to discuss with the
judge how long it will take to prepare for trial, includ-
ing time needed to gather information from depositions,
interviews and reports.
Cumber was adjudged indigent, and the court
appointed a public defender Oct. 16.
On Dec. 3, the state filed a one-page list of people
"who may have information relevant to either the charge
or potential defense of the charge not necessarily all
will be witnesses," Brown said.
In response to a request for discovery of favorable
material filed by Cumber's assigned public defender,
Carolyn Schlemmer, the state is required to disclose any
witnesses, statements and information under its control,
and "they will reciprocate," Brown said.
"I'm working on a second discovery response right
now with both witnesses and other information,"
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S .1 The murder charge includes allega-
r ( tions that between Nov. 4, 2008, and
Nov. 6, 2008, without premeditation,
and with a depraved mind, Cumber
unlawfully killed Musil-Buehler.
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Musil-Buehler the elements the state must prove is
the death of Musil-Buehler, whose
body has not been found.
"If you do not have a body, you can
still establish a homicide," Brown
said, "and there's case law that says,
if a person hasn't been seen by the
people she'd usually see, hasn't been
Cumber at places she'd usually gone to or if
she's been absent for a long period."
An investigation by the MCSO led to Cumber's
In a probable cause affidavit dated March 8, 2012,
a detective testified to "a strong smell of bleach" in the
Magnolia Avenue apartment during a Nov. 6, 2008, inter-
view with Cumber. It also states that Cumber lied about
his whereabouts on the day Sabine went missing, and
"made several incriminating statements that only the
person responsible in Sabine's death would have knowl-
The court issued a warrant Oct. 12, 2012, on the
murder charge and ordered Cumber, who had been incar-
cerated at the Charlotte Correctional Institution in Punta
Gorda, transported to Manatee County.
Cumber was in the state prison on an unrelated arson
conviction and probation violation.
Cumber is being held in the Manatee County jail
without bond. Brown said bond was not an option because
Cumber continues to serve time on the arson sentence.
Cumber faces a maximum sentence of life in prison
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Island police blotter
Dec. 25, 200 block of Magnolia Drive, domestic
disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy
arrived to hear a couple arguing. The deputy made contact
with the male, who said he was arguing with his wife,
but would not harm her. The deputy confirmed nothing
physical had occurred by interviewing the wife, who said
they were arguing about missing their family during the
Dec. 28, 200 block of South Bay Drive, vehicle
theft. A complainant reported that sometime during the
night unknown persons gained entry to a locked vehicle
and stole it from the driveway.
Jan. 2, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, vehicle theft.
A complainant reported he had locked his vehicle while
parked in his drive but, at some point during the previous
night, unknown persons stole the vehicle.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Jan. 5, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass warn-
ing. A man went into the store to purchase beer after the
cut-off time to sell alcohol. When he was told it was
after hours, he told the store clerk, "I'll go to jail tomor-
row," and left the store without paying, according to the
report. The clerk told police the man comes into the store
frequently without problem. Police were able to identify
the man and, with the store manager, made contact with
him at his residence. A family member paid for the beer.
The store did not wish to press charges, but wanted the
man trespassed, and a trespass warning was issued.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Jan. 7, 11000 block of Cortez Road West, domestic
disturbance. An MCSO deputy responded to a couple
arguing. After determining nothing physical had occurred,
he issued domestic packets and cleared the scene.
Jan. 7, 4500 block of 123rd Street West, criminal
mischief. A woman reported that her passenger side tires
had been slashed.
Jan. 9, address not reported, sexual battery. A
woman reported that two female juveniles had been sexu-
ally assaulted. MCSO contacted child protective services,
which will conduct an investigation.
Jan. 4, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, domestic
disturbance. A man and his adult son engaged in a verbal
argument that escalated to the point that the family dog
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An MCSO deputy arrived after the son was taken to the
hospital. The father said he was concerned about his son's
drug addiction, and wanted him tested for a possible
Baker Act. The deputy advised the father to contact the
hospital, saying doctors have the authority to implement
a Baker Act. The deputy cleared the scene, but received
a report a short time later the son had left the hospital in
the middle of his evaluation. MCSO then returned to the
home to take a missing person's report.
Jan. 7, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, burglary.
A complainant reported unknown persons gained entry
into his home through an unlocked door and stole a diving
helmet from underneath his Christmas tree.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Dec. 26, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, theft. A pass-
erby spotted a suspicious man at the loading dock of the
Publix store and took a cell phone picture of the man
loading shelving into his van. The citizen sent the photo
to the store manager, who then watched the store's sur-
veillance video, which showed the theft. The photo and
video were turned over to police. The items were valued
at $240 and had been stacked on the loading dock for
transport back to a Publix warehouse.
Dec. 27, 6800 block of Palm Drive, theft. Construc-
tion workers returned after the holidays to discover 35
sheets of plywood had been stolen. The materials were
valued at $525.
Dec. 27, 600 block of Dundee Lane, burglary. A
resident returned from an out-of-town trip to discover
someone had pried open a glass door. According to the
report, the suspect used the resident's two bathrooms.
Food and beer were missing from the kitchen. The suspect
allegedly took $3,470 in fishing gear and other items.
Dec. 28, 611 Manatee Ave. W., trespass warning.
The manager of CVS Pharmacy contacted police to
have a known shoplifter trespassed from the store. The
manager reported the woman was inside using a can of
shoe polish and was told she would need to pay for the
item. Police entered the store and made contact with the
woman, who was paying for the polish. But when she saw
police, she removed several items from her personal bag
and claimed they were previous purchases she wanted to
exchange. She had no receipt. Police escorted the woman
outside and she was unable to provide identification. A
vehicle check determined she provided a false name and
had a petit theft warrant. She was arrested on the warrant
and trespassed from the store.
Dec. 29, 200 block of 85th Street, attempted
burglary. A man returned home to find someone had
attempted to pry open his rear door, but was unable to
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Anna Maria has new MCSO chief
By Rick Catlin
Sgt. Paul Davis of the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office was assigned as the officer in charge of the Anna
Maria substation effective Jan. 13.
Davis replaces Sgt. Dave Turner, who headed the
substation for five years before reassignment.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she had no official
word Davis was coming and had to call MCSO's attorney
to learn the name of Turner's replacement.
She said she had known for several weeks Turner
was leaving because he had told city clerk Alice Baird.
He did not inform the her, SueLynn said.
The mayor did not know the reason for Turner's
departure, but said the assignment process for a new
officer in Anna Maria began under former Mayor Mike
With no official statement from the MCSO about
Turner's departure or that Davis was his replacement,
SueLynn said communications between the city and
MCSO appear to be lax and she's hoping for improve-
SueLynn met Davis Friday, Jan. 11, and gave him a
tour of the city.
"From all I've heard, Davis is a good choice for Anna
Maria. I'm certain that he'll enjoy the city and meeting
gain entry into the home due to added security measures.
However, the damage to the door was estimated to be
Dec. 31,4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. Holmes
Beach Police officers responded to a vehicle burglary
at the Manatee Public Beach. The complainant reported
someone had gained entry into his locked vehicle and
stolen his wife's purse and jacket. There were no signs of
forced entry. The complainant reported more than $500
in cash and items missing.
Jan. 2, 5701 Marina Drive, theft. A female com-
plainant reported someone had stolen the headlight and
taillight from her son's bicycle while he was inside the
Island Library. She told police her son had to drive back
to their home in Bradenton in the dark and she wanted
the incident documented.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County I', i ,rf's Office.
the residents," she said.
During the latter stages of Selby's two-year term as
mayor, Turner was at odds with the city regarding some
of the duties of MCSO deputies in Anna Maria.
Selby, then-Commissioner SueLynn and other com-
missioners wanted deputies to call vacation rental owners
or managers if a noise or nuisance complaint could not
be easily resolved. The idea was the owner or agent
would come and inform the tenants to leave immediately
because they had signed a lease agreeing to obey all city
Turner resisted implementing the procedures and
wrote in an October letter to his superiors and Selby that
deputies "are not code enforcement officers."
Capt. Dan Kaufman, Turner's superior officer, told
Turner to handle loud noise complaints "the same as a
deputy would in town."
But the county noise ordinance is based on decibel
readings obtained from a machine, according to Commis-
sioner Chuck Webb said. Anna Maria's ordinance is that
noise must be lowered after 10 p.m., and no live music
or noise permitted to disturb residents.
SueLynn and commissioners have said they don't
want deputies acting as code enforcement officers, just
uphold city laws. Deputies can issue a citation for a
loud noise or nuisance violation that includes a warn-
ing, fine, or an appearance before the city's special
Selby had city attorney Jim Dye begin discussions
with MCSO attorneys to define the duties of deputies
assigned to Anna Maria.
SueLynn continued those discussions on assuming
the mayoral post. Those talks were on hold for the holi-
day season, Dye said, but are expected to resume this
To report information on a felony crime, call Man-
atee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
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Celebrating 30 years
Guests mingle Jan. 12 at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, where Friends
of the Island Library were hosts at a reception with live music and refreshments including
several decorative cakes to celebrate the Manatee County branch library's 30th anniversary.
William Blake Bierbaum
William Blake Bierbaum, 49, of Palmetto, died Jan.
8. He was born Oct. 9, 1963, in McComb, Miss. He
moved to Manatee County in 1986 and worked locally
and throughout the Southeastern United States in the pro-
duce industry, most recently for Publix.
The family received friends Jan. 12 at Shannon
Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton. Services also will be held in McComb.
Memorial donations may be made to the music depart-
ment of Louise Johnson Middle School of International
Studies, 2121 26th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34208. Con-
dolences for the family may be made online at www.
Mr. Bierbaum is survived by his wife of 24 years,
Renee (Ravencraft); son Logan McCain of Palmetto;
parents William L. of Holmes Beach and Maxine of
McComb; brother Grant McCain of McComb; and close
family friend Kent Williford of Holmes Beach as well as
many extended family members and friends.
Daniel E. Simmons
Daniel E. Simmons, 76, of Holmes Beach, died Jan.
5. He was born in Cincinnati and moved to Anna Maria
Island in 1998.
Mr. Simmons was a proposal specialist for G.E.
He attended the Episcopal Church of the Annuncia-
tion, Holmes Beach, and was a member of the Moose
A celebration of life was held Jan. 10 at Church of
the Annunciation. Memorial donations may be made to
the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton.
Mr. Simmons is survived by his sons, Dan and Brian;
stepson Ben Ficks; daughters Dawn Leppert, Tonia Ellis
and Alli Leuthold; stepdaughter Ridgely Ficks; seven
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all of
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20 0 JAN.16, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER
FISH resurrects scout program, seeks festival volunteers
By Mark Young
"Cortez Station," as it will be known to incoming Sea
Scouts of America, will soon host the scout program for
the first time in many years.
The Sea Scouts program existed in Cortez for several
years, but a lack of new membership brought the program
to an end. The Turner Maritime Challenge, directed by
Sean Wardell, will now join forces with the Sea Scouts
to bring the program back to Cortez.
It was announced at the Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage Jan. 7 meeting in Cortez that the program has
five applicants and will soon begin again.
FISH board members also debated over The Esper-
anza, a boat once used by Cuban refugees to come to the
United States, to the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the
largest marine museum in the nation.
Several members urged the board to either keep the
boat or seek a Florida museum to preserve its cultural
history as part of the Florida-Cuban refugee story.
The board did not come to a consensus on either
In 1990, six Cuban refugees used the craft to escape
Sixteen years later, craftsmen at the Florida Maritime
Museum in Cortez restored the boat after it was selected
for preservation funding by the National Park Service.
Also, in an attempt to quell the consternation of
how the boatworks facility is used, boatworks chair Rick
Stewart is recommending a $25 weekly fee be charged
to anyone wanting to use the facility for boat repairs.
The contentious matter came to a head late last year
when local fishers complained that the facility is being
used by recreational boaters as a hangout instead of being
provided to commercial fishers who have no place to
work on their fishing boats.
The board passed the motion.
FISH is preparing for its annual March election of
board members. Five board positions are up for election
this year, including three existing board member seats
and two open seats.
Candidates must register before Feb. 4. All dues
paying members of FISH are eligible to vote for new
In other matters, FISH unanimously approved the
expenditure of $6,500 to complete the interior renova-
tions to Fisherman's Hall.
The board agreed to delay renovations to the porch
and roof. FISH received only one bid and it was agreed
by members to seek at least two more bids.
The board also discussed the upcoming Feb. 16-17
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. This year's festival
theme is "Better fish to fry."
Details are being finalized, but the festival still lacks
one important component: volunteers.
The festival draws an estimated 25,000 people.
The FISH board agreed that the festival committee
should discuss ways to recruit volunteers.
Molto said volunteers can expect to work, "but we
always stress to our crews to have fun."
For volunteer information, email Molto at village-
email@example.com or leave a message at the FISH office
FISH edges closer to $250,000 preserve renourishment grant
By Mark Young
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
announced at its Jan. 7 meeting in Cortez that a $250,000
Southwest Florida Water Management District grant for
the 95-acre FISH Preserve is all but finalized.
At the meeting, acting preserve committee chair
Karen Bell updated the FISH board, saying she expects
Swiftmud to approve the funding for renourishment of
the preserve. In December, FISH submitted its manage-
ment plan the final requirement.
As part of the grant agreement, FISH agrees to create
a 6.5-acre conservation easement to ensure the property
can never be developed.
FISH member Allen Garner has been one of the few
voices of dissension concerning the management plan.
He cautioned against giving up too many rights to key
parts of the preserve, which stretches into an area of the
crab-trap yard. That area also is used for parking during
the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
Board members said the management plan was
a "done deal" and already has been approved by the
Manatee County Board of Commissioners. Swiftmud is
expected to endorse the plan in the near future, Bell said,
and release the grant money to FISH.
"The train has left the station," said board member
Part of the management plan addresses preserve
security concerns to bring an end to illegal dumping, as
well as vandalism issues.
Bell said the grant money will be used for reha-
bilitating the preserve, but would not be used toward
the board's security goals. She said FISH needs to find
$2,000 to move forward with a plan to fence the preserve
What the grant will allow is for FISH to complete
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its work inside the preserve, including rehabilitating each
acre by removing invasive plant species, adding native
vegetation, cleaning and grading as needed. The cost of
the rehab is about $28,000 per acre.
The management plan also includes policies, such
as an implementation of a $500 fine for illegal dumping,
and restoring a campground area.
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Sparks fly in Cortez, feud fueled by FISH, county official
By Mark Young
A new riff between the Florida Institute for Saltwa-
ter Heritage board and Manatee County Clerk of Circuit
Court R.B. "Chips" Shore has surfaced following a dis-
agreement in how FISH board minutes are written.
Contentious emails between some FISH members
and Shore's county clerk email address were obtained by
The Islander. FISH is a nonprofit organization, thus not
required to adhere to public records requests, but Shore's
emails sent and received are public record.
Shore's office oversees county historical sites, includ-
ing the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, which has
been the subject of feuding with FISH in recent years.
In a letter dated Jan. 3, Shore announced his resig-
nation from the FISH board of directors, citing his frus-
tration over the inflammatory manner in which meeting
minutes reflect the museum. Shore said the minutes are
not an accurate representation of what is occurring at the
"I have repeatedly asked some FISH board members
to tone down their offensive and inflammatory language
and rhetoric, not only about the relationship between
FISH and my office (particularly the Florida Maritime
Museum) but also over board issues," Shore wrote.
"However, FISH continues to incite a negative image of
my office in the press and in its minutes."
At a Jan. 7 FISH board meeting, museum director
Karen Riley-Love indicated Shore was upset regarding
the November minutes, which were prepared by FISH
secretary Joe Kane.
Riley-Love said Kane's interpretation of comments
made at the November festival committee meeting con-
tained "unprofessional editorializing" regarding a pro-
posal by the museum to aid FISH fundraising during the
February Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
FISH rejected the proposal, which caused Shore to
implement a mandatory fee for FISH to use museum
property to raise money. Kane referred to the user fee
as a "tax" in the Nov. 20 minutes, of which Shore took
In his letter of resignation, Shore points out the
Shore said he planned to allow FISH to use the prop-
erty for educational programs, "which would open space
in other areas for the kid's zone and artist booths."
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Shore said FISH rejected the proposal, "so we had
no choice but to impose the fee, which is required by the
(museum's funding) agreement with Florida Communi-
ties Trust, which states any fundraising activities on the
site must benefit the site."
Shore concludes his letter by reaffirming his com-
mitment to the preservation of Cortez, but said he plans
to focus his c ni. i \ on the needs of the museum. He also
said he would remain a FISH member, but no longer
wished to serve on the board of directors.
Prior to his resignation, Shore sent Kane a Jan. 3
email criticizing him for his portrayal of the museum's
intentions at the November festival meeting.
"I found your language in the Nov. 20 FISH festival
minutes both offensive and inflammatory," Shore wrote,
noting that the museum did something similar for FISH
the previous year and raised $1,500 for the nonprofit. He
also pointed out that the museum gained nothing finan-
cially by helping FISH.
The email contained FISH's response via board trea-
surer Jane von Hahmann, who said she would recom-
mend that FISH not partner with the museum again.
She agreed to bring the county's proposal to the festi-
val committee, but "I will not be able to support it person-
ally or recommend that we take you up on this offer."
She noted FISH would rather pay the fee to use
museum property because festival activities generate
more money than what the museum offered.
Shore then said he had no choice but to implement
the required user fee, but Kane referred to the user fee
as a tax, implying the county was taxing FISH for using
Shore took exception to Kane's word choice.
"The choice was FISH's, not mine, to pay the fee,
as we offered to work with FISH on a way to avoid it. I
have tried in every way possible to work with FISH, but
you make it extremely difficult with your provocative
and inflammatory emails and actions at board meetings,"
FISH riff was brewing
Just prior to meetings with a facilitator hired in
a spirit of cooperation by Shore and his office to unite
the museum and FISH- the recent riff between the two
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In a flurry of emails between Shore's office and FISH
officers, accusations and denials of those accusations
came to a head.
At some point, Shore and Kane had a conversation
and the context of the conversation was questioned by
von Hahmann in a Sept. 9 email to Shore.
Von Hahmann wrote to Shore saying the conversation
entailed an accusation that she and FISH president Kim
McVey were problems for the FISH board and should be
"You said that what I do could be done by hiring a
bookkeeper," she wrote to Shore, noting the clerk of cir-
cuit court is "blessed to have paid staff" that does much
of his work.
"So maybe this is what you planned by your remarks,
which were totally contradictory to those you had with
me on the phone," she said. "Just curious, which do you
truly believe, or does that depend on who you are talking
Von Hahmann continued that it will be a "cold day
before I give you or anyone else the satisfaction of seeing
Von Hahmann said she didn't have a clue what
brought on Shore's comments to Kane about her resign-
ing, "and I have no clue what your agenda is, but please,
next time you have an issue with me, don't send it through
Shore responded to von Hahmann's email, saying
"You can believe anything you want. You weren't there.
You do not know the context of the conversation, but if
that's what you want, I will bow out with no hard feel-
ings. I have only tried to help. I have no intention of
getting into your all's worrying about who said what."
Shore sent another email saying he couldn't believe
she listened to Kane, but then sent an email to Kane,
saying "Joe, we had a heart-to-heart talk and you violated
it. The trust is gone."
The board would typically vote to accept a member's
resignation, but stopped short on the vote Jan. 7 to have
Riley-Love contact Shore to reconsider his resignation.
As of press time for The Islander, no new information
22 E JAN.16, 2013 U THE ISLANDER
Nicholas Yatros, AME first-grader, runs on air in a sprint to the finish of the 1-mile
Dolphin Dash walk/run Jan. 12 on the streets of Holmes Beach.
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AME PTO Dolphin Dash results:
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Grand Masters Winner: Carol Berker 24.46
Senior Grand Masters: Arlene Jarzab 26.57
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16-19: Chelsea Burges 48.45
20-24: Emily Berkes 28.55
25-29: Erica Thomas 39.36
30-34: Heather Empsall 25.39
Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day no school
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Breakfast: Burrito or Biscuit and Gravy or Waffle.
Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Burrito, Straw-
berry Cup, Mini Romaine Salad, Mixed Veggie
Blend, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty and
Toast or Proballs.
Lunch: Meat Sauce, Chicken Tenders, Seasoned
Pasta, Applesauce, Green Beans, Fresh Veggie
Dipper, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Thursday, Jan. 24
Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit or Ultimate
Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun, Tangerine Chicken with
Confetti Rice, Fresh Fruit Cup, Baked Beans,
Vegetable Blend, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Birthday
Friday, Jan. 25
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes or Super Round.
Lunch: Pizza Choice, Quesadilla, Sliced Peaches,
Corn, Sweet Potato Fries, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Nicole Restauri 26.01
Mary McCabe 26.04
Becky Demo 25.08
Emily Rowe 25.56
Wendy Biggerstaff 29.01
Sheri Bedford 27.58
Esther Van Duzee 32.22
Dolphin Dash male winners
1st Overall: Geremy DeWitt 16.22
Masters Winner: John Skey 21.36
Grand Masters Winner: John Maraia 19.23
Vt Grand Masters: Jim Hicks 24.40
9 & under: Zach Jones 22.19
10-12: Zac Smith 22.40
13-15: Nick Berkes 21.48
16-19: Gerarado Miron 20.24
20-24: Michael Lamb 16.38
25-29: Jonathon Huffy 17.46
30-34: Troy Shonk 19.58
35-39: Brian Jordin 21.43
Wednesday, Jan. 16, Otis Spunkmeyer prize
announcement, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 17, Florida Studio Write a Play, fourth-
and fifth-graders, auditorium.
Friday, Jan. 18, Record day no school.
Monday, Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day no
Thursday, Jan. 24, FCAT Parent Night, auditorium,
time to be determined.
Thursday, Jan. 24, Report Cards.
Friday, Jan. 25, second-grade field trip, Joan M.
Durante Park, Longboat Key, 9:10 a.m.-noon.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, Birthday Book Club, media center,
40-44: Ted Watson 21.47
45-49: Matt McCabe 22.00
50-54: Kent Groves 22.57
55-59: Mark Johnson 27.39
60-64: David Strauss 23.56
65-69: Fred Stewart 23.43
70-74: Tom Conlin Tom Conlin
75-79: Chuck Van Duzee 32.23
80+: Ergwn Baharogly 29.43
Congratulations to all the winners, participants and
volunteers for taking part in on a great fundraiser for
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Local Democrats celebrating
Local Democrats will celebrate the inauguration of
President Barack Obama on Monday, Jan. 21.
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will hold its
celebration during the inauguration with viewing on
a large-screen TV at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th
W., Cortez, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The event admission is $25 in advance and $30
at the door will include a cash bar and an appetizer
For more information, contact Harry Kamberis at
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An inaugural brunch, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Jan.
21, will take place at the Longboat Key Club and Resort,
220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key, Longboat Key.
The celebration in the Harbourside Dining Room is
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Another season: NFL youth football program kicks off
The Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag
Football season for kids kicked off with a bevy of teams
competing in four age divisions at the center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The 5-7 year olds are in a development program, in
which no scores or standings are kept. Teams in the 8-10
division, 11-13 division and 14-17 division are working
toward a spot in their respective season-ending Super
Each week, a game of the week in each age division
is highlighted, and readers can follow the season in The
The 8-10 division game of the week saw Coastal
Orthopedic Bears edge Lobstahs Browns 27-21 Jan. 11
behind a huge day from Jackson Hayes. Hayes rushed for
73 yards and a touchdown, catching four passes for 116
yards, including three touchdowns and an extra point.
Tuna McCracken passed for 155 yards and three touch-
down passes. Two passes went to Gavin Johnston, who
added a 2-point conversion, and Madelyn Rogers had one
catch for 14 yards.
Defensively the Bears were led by Hayes with four
pulls and Adam Carlson, who finished with three pulls.
McCracken finished with two pulls and an interception
to close out the victory.
Nathan Hyman paced the Browns with 154 passing
yards and three touchdown passes. Two went to Morgan
Horesh, who finished with six receptions for 56 yards,
including an extra point and a 2-point conversion. Jack
Barnes completed the scoring with one touchdown catch
among his three receptions.
Hyman, Horesh and Barnes each came up with inter-
ceptions to lead the Browns defensive effort in the loss.
In other 8-10 division action, LPAC Cardinals
Sierra Club invites
all to Robinson hike
The Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club plans two walks
through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW., Braden-
ton, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
There will be a short 3-mile loop and a 6-mile loop
to explore the 487-acre preserve.
Everyone is welcome and reservations are requested
by Thursday, Jan. 17.
For more information, call Mary Sheppard at 941-
752-3200 or Cathy Page at 941-795-8973.
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6-0 Jan. 10 and Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings slipped past
Miller Electric Chargers 13-6 Jan. 8.
The 11-13 division game of the week saw Lobstahs
Buccaneers defeating Holy Cow Cardinals 34-22 behind
86 yards passing and three touchdown passes from Joe
Rogers and 72 passing yards from Rutger Langley. Jean-
Paul Russo also had a big game, catching seven passes
for 92 yards and two touchdown receptions. He also ran
for 82 yards and a touchdown, while Noah Heskin added
three receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown in the vic-
Russo and Langley led the Buccaneer defense with
three pulls each, while Trevor Meek and Gavin Sentman
each added one.
Trent Boring ran for 70 yards and a touchdown, also
catching a 3-yard touchdown pass to lead the Cardinals
on offense. Tyler Pearson ran for 38 yards and a touch-
down including a 2-point conversion.
Pearson and Boring led the defensive effort with
five pulls each with Pearson also adding an interception.
Bathie Thiam finished with three flag pulls and an inter-
ception in the loss.
West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers edged the Walter
& Associates Bears 33-32 in 14-17 division action Jan.
8. Quarterback Zach Stewart completed 17 of 22 passes
for 185 yards and three touchdowns. Jack Shinn also
had a big game, running for 61 yards, while also catch-
ing seven passes for 80 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Tony Sperduto added four catches for 28 yards and three
touchdowns in the victory.
Walter & Associates was led by Seth Walter, who
completed 15 of 26 passes for 177 yards and five touch-
downs. Joey Harris caught six passes for 83 yards and
three touchdowns, while Jack Walter added six catches
for 86 yards and a touchdown. Jake Rodgers rounded
out the Walter scoring with one catch for 5 yards and a
touchdown in the loss. Jack Walter led the defense with
five flag pulls.
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
104 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,906 sfla 2/038
sfur 4k1Id 3'- lih'lcar Gulffront home built in 1920
on a 58x99 lot was sold 12/13/12, Strickland to 104
Willow LLC for $1,100,000; list $1,300,000.
101 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, a 2,760 sfur
mixed-use commercial building built in 1925 on a
96x100 lot was sold 12/17/12, Rossi to CRW Ventures
Inc. for $1,050,000.
3109 Avenue E, Unit A, Beach View, Holmes
Beach, a 3,464 sfla 4kb.dI 3 b.ii LInmd condo built in 2012
was sold 12/19/12, Robinson to RLK Holdings LP for
104 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,012 sfla
31k .I 3' -Lli 'lcar home built in 1926 on a 75x145 lot
was sold 12/18/12, Beavers to AMI Assets LLC for
$800,000; list $950,000.
811 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,541 sfla / 3,541
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1987 on a 75x150
pantain Mark Howard
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In other 14-17 action Jan. 8, Integrity Sound Falcons
flew past Eat Here Packers 49-14.
Two teams emerged from pool play during Jan. 12
horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horse-
shoe pits. The team of Larry Livrago and John Johnson
demolished Bruce Copeland and Rod Bussey 21-2 in the
Four teams advanced to the knock-out round during
Jan. 9 horseshoe action. Bob Mason and John Johnson
rolled past Jerry Disbrow and TomAnderton 22-9, while
Dom Livedoti and Rod Bussey slipped past Bob Lee and
Tim Sofran 22-17 in the other semifinal. Mason-Johnson
prevailed in the finals, winning 22-17 over Livedoti-
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
Key Royale golf news
The men of Key Royale Club opened the New Year
with a low-net-of-partners match Jan. 2. Three teams
combined to card matching 10-under-par 54s to finish in
a four-way tie for first place. Vince Mercadante and Dale,
Hudson, Gary Harris and Jim Thorton, and Jim McVicar
and Peter Thomassen shared clubhouse bl.-,in,- rights
for the day.
On Jan. 3, the men played a nine-hole team scramble.
The team of Jon Holcomb, Randy Clark, Kent Newbold
and Mike Pritchett matched the 5-under-par total tallied
by the team of Art MacMillen, Chaz MacMullen, Fred
Miller and Larry Pippel.
For more sports, AMICC sports
schedules, visit sports online
lot was sold 12/17/12, Brownewell to Connor for
416 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,546 sfla / 3,321
sfur 3bed/21bath/2car pool home built in 2011 on
a 52x145 lot was sold 12/14/12, Twait to Reikie for
$771,250; list $812,500.
115 75th St., Unit A, Gulfside Village, Holmes
Beach, a 1,811 sfla / 2,658 sfur 3bed/22bath/2car
land condo with pool built in 2000 was sold 12/19/12,
Givens to Tyson for $592,000; list $629,000.
212 81st St., Unit A, Tortuga Villas, Holmes
Beach, a 1,200 sfla half-duplex with pool built in 2012
was sold 12/19/12, 212 81st St LLC to Brettman for
$469,500; list $494,000.
118 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria, a 707 sfla / 723
sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1925 on a 48x50 lot was
sold 12/14/12, Matkosky to Antonicelli for $469,000;
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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Water temps warm: anglers change tactics to get action
By Capt. Danny Stasny
With the temperature in the past week around Anna
Maria Island rising into the mid 80s, the water temp went
up about 5 degrees, leaving fishers caught between winter
techniques and switching to spring maneuvers.
Most are fishing the winter pattern, using live shrimp
around docks and structure in the bay to catch flounder,
sheepshead, black drum and redfish. This is typical for
winter fishing in our area although with daily 80-degree
temps, some fishers are moving onto the flats to catch
trout, redfish and catch-and-release snook, and live shin-
ers are available if you know where to catch them.
Some flats fishers using live shiners still are having
success, especially in the afternoons during high tides.
By this time, the sun has warmed the water enough to
motivate the fish to chase a shiner.
Fishing nearshore is providing good action for floun-
der, Key West grunts and sheepshead. Try using live
shrimp to get in on this action.
Reports from Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge South Fishing Pier note that Spanish mackerel
and bonito are being caught on a regular basis. "They're
back," says Medley, "and in good numbers, too."
If you're looking for rod-bending action, this may be
a good option. Try using Gotcha plugs or silver spoons
to get a bite.
Pier fishers using silver spoons or Gotcha plugs are
catching Spanish mackerel up to 20 inches to the fork
of the tail. During the right tides, limits of these high-
activity fish are attainable. Live bait such as shiners and
threadfin herring are also catching macks. If using live
bait, remember to rig with at least 30-pound fluorocarbon
for leader and a 2/0 long shank hook to give you a better
chance of preventing the mack's sharp teeth from cutting
Along with the macks are bonito with similar feeding
habits. You will see them crashing the surface striking
small baitfish. The average size bonito is 10 pounds, and
they readily strike a spoon or Gotcha plug.
Lastly, pier fishers are reeling up respectable num-
bers of sheepshead. Live shrimp are working, although
fiddler crabs are still the top bait. Fish in the 1- to 2-pound
David White shows off a 19-pound tripletail he caught
about 3 miles off the shore of Bean Point, Anna Maria.
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the sheepshead's boney mouth. I u_'i.I Owner Flyline
hooks in a size 2 or 4.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing inshore targeting a vari-
ety of species. Around canals and docks, Girle is using
fresh-cut live shrimp to catch sheepshead, black drum
and flounder. On days that are warmer, Girle is migrat-
ing to the grass flats of Sarasota Bay in search of redfish,
pompano and bluefish.
In the canals, Girle anchors by docks that are sur-
rounded by deep water. Once set up, Girle instructs his
clients to cast fresh-cut shrimp as far under the docks as
possible. By doing this, they're reeling up good numbers
of black drum. Sheepshead and flounder are frequenting
the docks, which adds variety.
On the flats, Girle is using whole select live shrimp or
Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jighead to target redfish. On the
low tides, Girle is using his trolling motor to glide from
pothole to pothole, casting baits to locate fish. Average
size of the redfish is 24 inches.
Finally, over deep grass flats in south Sarasota Bay,
Girle is doing a drift in search of pompano. Small pom-
pano jigs tipped with a piece of shrimp are working and
bringing pompano but also bluefish, ladyfish and jack
Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle is hearing
of good action occurring around canals and docks. Flats
fishers are migrating to these areas on cooler, windy days
to find a bite and are having good success. Using live
shrimp around docks, fishers are catching redfish, sheep-
shead and flounder. Those choosing to use artificial such
as Berkley Gulp shrimp or DOA Cal jigs, are ji ', in,
through the mouths of deeper canals catching respectable
amounts of spotted seatrout.
Moving out to the grass flats of Anna Maria Sound,
flats anglers are ji.','ini' for trout. Gulp shrimp or DOA
Cal jigs are getting the bite, producing respectable num-
bers of trout, although most are undersized. While fishing
this technique, expect to catch ladyfish and bluefish and
possibly mackerel and pompano.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says this week's
fishing is moderate at best. Pier fishers using live shrimp
are working hard to catch flounder, sheepshead and black
drum. Using a bottom rig pier fishers are baiting up with
live shrimp and casting their baits under the pier as far as
they can. Once their baits settle to the bottom, it's just a
matter of time before they are eaten by a hungry flounder
Remember, when the water clarity is as good as it
is around the pier, you want to rig with as much stealth
as possible. If need be, try using some 15- or 20-pound
fluorocarbon connected to a No. 4 hook. You may lose
a couple of rigs to the pilings, but your bite ratio should
improve if the fish are feeding.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing Charters
says fishing this past week has been steady. Redfish,
sheepshead, spotted seatrout, and pompano have all been
landed on his charters.
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Anthony Leverett helps with the 130-pound goliath
grouper caught and released by Chuck Bismark of
Bradenton, left. The fish was caught last week on a sar-
dine in about 125feet of water offshore of Anna Maria
Island on a charter with Capt. Larry McGuire.
Englander Ian Gilchrist, on his annual vacation to
Anna Maria Island had some nice catches of redfish and
sheepshead. Using a 2/0 circle hook rigged with a split
shot, Howard has his clients toss a live shrimp way under-
neath the structure and let it set. A tip to improve your luck
is to cut up dead and small shrimp into bite-sized pieces
and chum the dock you are fishing, Howard says.
Spotted seatrout and pompano are on the flats and
eating on a moving tide, he says and using a popping
cork and live shrimp will get these tasty fish to the boat.
Berkley Gulps are working Howard says.
Looking forward, the tides will have a lot of current
flow that should trigger some excellent fishing opportu-
nities. Plan to be at your go-to spot when the current is
moving, Howard suggests.
Send fishing reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boating course offered
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas 81 and 85
will hold a two-part boating course at 8 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 26.
The classes will take place at the Flotilla 81 train-
ing center at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W.,
Enrollment is $35.
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By Rick Catlin
Harry's to host
Forks & Corks event
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive,
Longboat Key, is hosting its inaugural Forks and Corks
party 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.
More than a dozen wine-makers from California and
Oregon including the Lola wines produced by former
islander Seth Cripe will be at the event to pour for
their vineyards. Harry's will provide hors d'oeuvres to
compliment the array of wines.
All wines served will be available for purchase at the
event. A cash bar and Harry's menu also will be avail-
Cost of the Forks and Corks is $49 and includes
wines served, food, tax and gratuity, a press release
from Harry's said. Reservations are encouraged, but not
For more information, call 941-383-0777.
The chef's competition scheduled for Jan. 16 Taste
Dining & Travel magazine has been postponed.
Publisher Neal Finelli said that "due to unforeseen
circumstances," he had to cancel the event and he did not
yet have a new date. For more, call 941-366-7950.
Skaggs to continue MAPS
Nicole Skaggs of Big Fish Real Estate, 5351 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, said based upon the success of her
first Major Asset and Planning Seminar Jan. 5, she plans
to make the MAPS a monthly event.
"We had people come with pencils, pens, notebooks
and questions, and I was pleasantly surprised. The enthu-
siasm of those who attended clearly shows a need on the
island for this type of seminar," she said.
Experts answering questions at the seminar included
tax and estate planning attorneys, investment counselors
A free lunch was provided at the seminar, along with
Skaggs said she plans to hold the next seminar 11
a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 at her office
For further information, call 941-779-2289.
Chamber card exchange
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its monthly business card exchange 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Body & Sol Spa, 9805 Gulf Drive,
The cost is $5 and reservations are requested, but not
required. Members are encouraged to bring a guest to the
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
Nicole Skaggs of Big
Fish Real Estate,
5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, hosts
a seminar on major
asset and planning
Jan. 5 at the com-
pany office. At the
event are, from left,
Neil Unruh, Carmen
Lori Guerin, Lori
Skaggs, Debbie Mur-
phree, Bob Hoonhout,
Skaggs and Kelly
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Dollar Tree savings reach island
The sign at the former Walgreens in the Anna Maria
Island Centre shopping center, 3248 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach, announces Dollar Tree is hiring at the
location. A construction superintendent at the site said
he had about two weeks to get the store ready to be
stocked. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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Bev Lesnick, left, and mother-in-law M.J. Lesnick, both island residents, were set
to celebrate Jan. 15 after press time for The Islander at a grand opening party for
their Island Coffee Haus, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The event, featuring an
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting, starts at 5 p.m., includ-
ing a reception where they will serve their specialty coffee and a variety of
sandwiches, pastries and desserts. Islander File Photo: Rick Catlin
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parties, at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
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Relay for Life sale. We'll pick up. 248-982-
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.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m.-noon Sat-
urday. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednes-
day. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, 941-779-2733.
NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-383-
HUGE SALE: 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday Jan. 25-
26. Proceeds to AMI Turtle Watch and Shorebird
Monitoring and AMI Relay for Life. 508 65th St.,
Holmes Beach. No early birds. Would you like to
donate items? Call 248-982-5600 for pick up.
GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. January 19. Sat-
urday only. Furniture, craft items, plants, lots
of stuff. Gladstone Lane, Key Royale, Holmes
YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
Antique dresser, dining table, collectibles, lots
more! 424 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
LOST: FILIGREE GOLD hoop earring. Lost at
Publix, Sunday, Dec. 30. If found, please call
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 (and kit-
tens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
1999 CHRYSLER TOWN & Country: 77,000
miles, $1,300 below bluebook, excellent condi-
tion, $4,500. 941-539-8144.
FOR SALE: 2001 Toyota Camry, cold air condi-
tioning, great condition, $5,500. Call 941-778-
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-
BOAT SLIP FOR sale: 8300 block, Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. $25,000. 941-792-7965.
FOR RENT: DEEP-water boat slip, north end of
Anna Maria. 941-794-8877.
METRO DOOR & SUPPLY INC.
Primary Doors & Glass Inserts
Custom Prep/Cut Downs
Fiberglass, Aluminum, Steel, Vinyl
*FREE ESTIMATES: Call 941.726.2280
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WAVES BOAT CLUB membership, paid in full
through February, 2015. Great opportunity to
enjoy boating without the hassle of ownership
and without an initiation fee. www.wavesboat-
club.com. Call 321-427-4646.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great
for fishing-stand on the side without tipping,
go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for
anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001
25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor
with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni,
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR part-time admin-
istrative assistant in busy Island office. Word
and Excel a must. Please, call 941-773-3966 for
JOIN THE TEAM: Great location on Bridge Street.
Experienced realtors needed to handle walk-ins
and Internet leads. Call Lynn, Edgewater Real
SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
BABIES, PETS AND plants: Responsible, trust-
worthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student.
Own transportation. 941-447-9658.
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.
CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY: Full care, references,
30 years experience. Call between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
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.
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.
INTERIOR BLINDS, SHADES and Shutters.
Authorized Hunter Douglas dealer. Save time and
money. Exceptional shop at home service. Afford-
able, stylish designs. Window covering solutions,
HOUSE, PETS, SECURITY: 17 years experience.
Mature, reliable, responsible, trustworthy, honest.
Available to watch and care for your home/pets
6-8 months beginning sometime January. Refer-
ences. Devorah, 877-811-0304 or email: dvorah.
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free esti-
mates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1 .i":l i Sat.
BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, if>
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TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER Repair Service: Fast
and reliable on-site computer repair service with
reasonable rates. CompTIA A+ and Network+
certified. Call today! Anthony Mitchell at 941-
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving pet care. Longtime
Island resident, background check, references.
Karen Robinson, 941-730-5693.
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, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County
and the Island since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized service, call William
Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your
home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than
19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in
old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free
estimates. 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-
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,
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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
ACROSS FROM BEACH: Fantastic view.
2BR/2BT. Last house house at south end of Island.
BEACHFRONT DUPLEX Exceptional views
from this ground level, 4 BR/2BA located on a
quiet side street. Beach-side porch & sundeck.
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Norman 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
SABAL PALMS RARE DEEP-WATER CANAL
2BR Condo turnkey furnished Walk to the beach. $525
and very rental friendly. Call Lori Guerin, 941-773-,
$53,000 Call Nicole Skaggs, or Carmen Pedota, 941-
Broker 941-773-3966 2598 Realtors.
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
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GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo,
office. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom
prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors
for commercial properties, fiberglass, aluminum,
steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates.
941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
VACATION RENTALS ONLY: Private pool homes,
and condo, 1 BR/1BA overlooking golf course.
Call 941-794-1515 or www.coastalpropertiesre-
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis,
boat dock. Available December-February, 2013.
1 BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo,
heated pool, fishing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month,
$1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002.
RENTAL WANTED: MARCH 2013 by couple,
55-plus. One or 2BR/1BA in Holmes Beach.
References available. email@example.com.
CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch,
near boat ramp, many other area amenities,
cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638.
VACATION RENTAL: ANNA Maria, on the water.
2BR/2BA condo seasonal or monthly rental.
COQUINA BEACH CLUB: Beachfront studio,
heated pool. Feb. 2-March 2, $3,400/month
includes tax and clean. Extras: washer and dryer,
WiFi, furnished sundeck, 42-inch HDTV Call 401-
1BR/1BA IN QUIET area off Cortez, two miles
from beach on 117th Street W., Bradenton.
Secluded residential setting, block from bay.
$700/month, resident pays electric. 513-546-
3876 for showing.
PALMETTO: CUTE 1 BR/1BA a block from the
river. Quiet residential area, nice deck space,
shared washer and dryer on-site. $600/month,
utilities paid. 513-546-3876 for showing.
WATERFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL for winter,
2013/2014. 3BR/2.5BA home at the end of
a canal. Amazing view of Bimini Bay and Key
Royale Bridge. Beautiful home with enclosed
pool, large covered porch, two-car garage. Fully
furnished. $4,750/month. Available November-
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA home on canal with
pool, $2,200/month. Call Sato Real Estate Inc.,
941-778-7200 or email: rentals@satorealestate.
ANNUAL RENTAL: CANAL home, 3BR/3BA,
caged pool, kitchen appliances, one-car garage,
unfurnished. Available Feb. 1. $2,195/month.
ON-ISLAND CLIMATE-controlled self-storage
units available. For details, call Anna Maria Stor-
VACATION RENTALS: WEEKLY or monthly in
Perico, Palma Sola area. Call Realtor, 941-756-
1090. Real Estate Mart.
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.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton
Beach. Excellent investment rental income. www.
flipkey.com/124227. $269,000. By owner, 941-
CAPTAIN GREG BURKE: Duncan Real Estate.
Need listings, all inventory sold or pending. Call
941-592-8373, email: gregburkesr@hotmail.
LOT: 135-FOOT frontage, partial view Palma Sola
Bay. Last one, desirable area, underground ser-
2BR/2BA 2005 JACOBSEN home with share.
Patio and deck, possible boat slip. Furnished.
Active 55-plus community, beach and bay
access. Call 267-266-1101.
FOR SALE BY owner. 2BR/2BA 1,600 sf Anna
Maria canal home. 15,000-lb. boat lift. Terrific
north end location, walk to beach, boat in your
back yard. Call Steve at 813-245-0428.
JUST LISTED! BEAUTIFULLY updated 2BR/2BA
with views. Mt. Vernon on Sarasota Bay. Boat-
ing, swimming, tennis and much, much more.
$159,900. Call today! 941-993-3268. Curtis Tirey
at Keller Williams on The Water.
BAYSHORE 4BR/2BA UPDATED home, has
community pool and mooring on Sarasota bay.
$97,000 or best offer, Realtor, 941-356-1456.
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