Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992). January 5, 2005.
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Holmes Beach flip-
flops on pool rule.
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Anna Maria code offi-
cers checking ground-
floor uses. Page 4

Meetings: The govern-
ment calendar. Page 5

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your opinions.
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By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Red tide is being blamed for a Jan. 16 fish
kill on parts of the Anna Maria shoreline, but
there is no official confirmation of the cause.
According to Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission spokesman Kevin
Baxter, FWC believes the kill is red tide-re-
"Basically we have a lot of new reports
of fish kills associated with red tide and we
believe the one on Anna Maria Island also is
related to the other kills," said Baxter. "We've
had fish kills throughout this bloom, which
started around the end of September."
Baxter said the heaviest concentration of
red tide is in Sarasota County and moderate
levels of the bacteria that causes the appear-
ance of red tide have been reported in Manatee
While the Anna Maria fish kill did con-
tain a variety of species, the majority of the
dead fish found north of the Manatee Public
Beach in Holmes Beach were mullet. The kill
coincides with the annual mullet run and boats

Dead fish, mostly mullet, line the Holmes
Beach-Anna Maria shoreline the morning of
Jan. 16. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

swarmed the waters near shore of where the
dead fish were found the following morning.
Some locals believe the fish kill is related to
the mullet run a concerted effort by commer-
cial fishers to catch roe-filled mullet saying

AM mayor calls times 'critical' for city

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
SAnna Maria Mayor SueLynn is urging
residents and property owners to attend the
in Musil- commission meeting Jan. 24, when commis-
der case. sioners will discuss ordinances that will tie
delegated parking spaces at family residences
I A with the number of bedrooms, and also exam-
ine living-area limits for residences.
"It's a critical meeting
e nts,- for our future," the mayor
ents. Pages O said. "If we want to main-
tain our quality of life, we
jOrQ need to take control before
)00 |we are flooded with multiple
where to SueLynn bedroom houses that can be
rented to two or three fami-
lies, or 10-20 people, at the same time."
SThe city can't regulate the number of
e blotter bedrooms at a residence, she said, but it can
regulate parking to ensure the city isn't over-
run by "multi-bedroom vacation rentals" that
advocates accommodate 15-20 people or several families
iklers. at the same time, SueLynn said.
She made it clear she has nothing against
S tourism to the city. In fact, she welcomes visi-
. B Z tors who come for the right reasons.
Pages "We are always going to have tourists and
23, 26-27 they are the backbone of our economy. Tour-
ism is great for our city and the city pier is
ings, the county's number one attraction," she said.
, grand "I love the visitors who come here to enjoy
ts. our lifestyle, obey our laws, and respect the
residents and the peace and quiet we enjoy."
football But problems have surfaced in the past
ige 24 two years in the vacation rental industry on
Anna Maria Island, problems the city never
ngs AMI foresaw.

ying catch.

Developers began turning vacation homes
into multiple bedroom rentals, advertising

online that several families, or large groups of
people, could rent the house at the same time
because it had four, five or six bedrooms, the
mayor said.
"That's when we started getting noise com-
plaints. These were not real tourists, but people
from Tampa or elsewhere that just wanted a
party place. Anna Maria is not a party town and
we're not going to become one," she said.
"It's happened in Holmes Beach and it's
already happening here," she said.
"This is not about good tourism. I have no
problem with people and families who come
here, enjoy our city and respect our laws," she
said. "This is about greed."
She said she's heard that Bon Eau Enter-
prises LLC, owners of the Villa Rosa property
on South Bay Boulevard, may be interested in
developing the 11 lots in the subdivision. Each
lot is about 7,500 square feet.
"Without proper ordinances, each Villa
Rosa house could become a six- or eight-bed-
room home," the mayor said.
Villa Rosa at one time was owned by the
now bankrupt GSR Development LLC, the same
company that planned to develop the Rosa del
Mar condominiums in Bradenton Beach, Sue-
Lynn noted.
The mayor said she worries that "a lot of
residents think this problem isn't here. I'm sorry
to tell you, but the developers are already in
Anna Maria, and looking to maximize invest-
ments in a vacation rental with multiple-bed-
room properties, including bedrooms on the
ground floor. We have to do something quick
or future generations will have lost the quality
and ambiance of life in Anna Maria."
Commissioner Chuck Webb agreed some
multiple bedroom homes are just motels. He

the consistency in size of the dead mullet may
relate to the net size. There also is some suspi-
cion a fisher may have used an illegal gill net to
catch large quantities of mullet.
Karen Bell ofA.P. Bell Fish House, Cortez,
said Mote Marine Laboratory is telling her there
is no red tide in the area where the dead fish
were found, but she is siding with FWC in its
"I rode down the beach with my windows
down and started coughing and I don't have a
cold," she said. "Also, fishers who are pulling
up mullet are reporting the fish are gasping for
air as they come up, which is indicative of what
happens during red tide."
The prize of the mullet run is females. The
female's roe is more valuable than the fish itself,
so male mullet are often discarded.
Bell said that's another reason why the
fish kill on Anna Maria is likely caused by red
"The county called me and asked if fishers
were flni\\ ing fish overboard, and I told them
absolutely not," she said. "I saw those fish and

DEP drops

dock case
By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection has decided to end its dock permitting
case on Sunrise Lane in Holmes Beach.
Based on a review by the department's law-
yers, "it is our current position at this time not
to pursue enforcement," wrote Ryan Greenawalt
and David Brian Brown of the DEP's Environ-
mental Resource Management division in a Jan.
15 letter.
Greenawalt and Brown said the DEP could
re-open the investigation upon receipt of new
In February 2012, the DEP sent letters to
owner Jason Syrek of AMI Beach Inn, and
registered agent Neal Sivyer of By The Shore
Investment, warning of possible improper spac-
ing between two docks at 5311 Sunrise Lane.
The dock issue arose on the Residential-1
zoned property on Anna Maria Sound after the
property changed hands and a single-story home

A second home is now under construction
at 5311 Sunrise Lane, where one home and
two docks exist. The property is zoned single-
family. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

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2 E JAN. 23, 2013 U THE ISLANDER

Holmes Beach flip-flops on one-pool rule

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners, a majority of
whom had been leaning toward imposing a one-pool-
per-lot rule in the duplex district, changed their minds
Jan. 17 and decided to leave well enough alone.
They recently took aim at prohibiting two swimming
pools on one duplex lot in their list of objectives to be
achieved before lifting the building moratorium, which
became effective Dec. 25,2012. Commissioner Judy Tits-
worth had led the charge as a way to reduce intensity, den-
sity and encourage more year-round residents. She claimed
during her November 2012 campaign for office that one
pool per duplex could discourage future buyers.
However, she told commissioners she'd switched
her position after listening to former Mayor Carol Whit-
more's statement against the rule at the Jan. 8 meeting,
as well as city planner Bill Brisson's advice that such a
rule may, in fact, have the opposite effect.
"I've been on the fence for a while," said Whitmore.
"I've been fighting for the residents for rental restrictions
since 1991-92. I always voted for rental restrictions. I
never had the majority.... Now you see what we have
While she had initially supported the one-pool rule,
Whitmore said she was swayed when someone recently
told her it may encourage investors.
"Who's going to want and take it from me I
would not want to buy a duplex and then have a pool and
have to share it with some idiot who has parties next door,
and then swim in the next day. No thank you."
Before Titsworth and Commissioners Pat Morton
and Marvin Grossman changed their position on the
one-pool rule, Commissioner David Zaccagnino had
been the only commissioner consistently opposing the
"I'm the only one up here I think who lives in a rental
district near the beach," Zaccagnino said Jan. 8. "On our
street, Avenue E, specifically, I counted five multi-unit
properties that share a pool, exactly what we're proposing
At the Jan. 17 meeting, he added to his description of

his neighborhood's pools. There also are four neighbor-
hood homes, each having a pool, and just as much noise
comes from one shared pool as comes from individual
Commissioners also discussed possible changes in
other pool-related rules, including Brisson's recommen-
dation that pool setbacks meet side yard and backyard
setbacks, as well as noise, safety and drainage concerns.
They eventually reached a consensus to maintain existing
setbacks and pool rules.
The former commission voted in October 2012 -
prior to the city election to impose a 5-foot pool set-
back, which previously had been 18 inches.
said he observed 15 cars in front of a house where a
party was taking place. '"They're running a motel there,"
he suggested.
SueLynn said residents who want to see an example
of what developers plan for the cities, they should review
the Internet website 9solutions.net.
"After you read this website, you can decide if some
developers don't care one whit about the quality of life
for our residents, or the three- and six-month residents
and families who come here to enjoy peace and quiet
during the season. In my opinion, all they care about is
making more money," she said.
SueLynn said 9solutions.net advertises for investors
in Anna Maria Island properties that will be developed
with multiple bedrooms.
The 9solutions.net website says that with a large
island tourism increase in recent years, "solutions began
to purchase old duplexes and replace them with larger
townhouses with a view to accommodating more and
more visitors."
The website states families can vacation together at
a lower cost compared to renting several small accom-
The website also says the company is "finalizing
negotiations to purchase a unique site and construct 16
new, direct Gulffront, luxury condos on Anna Maria."
SueLynn said she's unaware of any condo project in

The commission also limited the height of swim-
ming pool slides, which had been a focus of many of the
residents' complaints, particularly at rental homes with
slides that allow occupants to enter the pool from the
second-story balcony.
Residents claimed the tall, winding slides prompted
children to scream with glee to their annoyance.
Grossman recommended the commission look harder
at how to handle renter noise complaints that some
rental agents were defying the efforts of code enforce-
Commission chair Jean Peelen agreed it was impor-
tant, and said it would be placed on a future agenda.

Anna Maria, and does not think there is vacant land for
such a project in the city.
Steve Hanson, the corporate manager of 9Solutions
LLC, purchased the Rosa del Mar property two years ago,
but has not submitted any site plans for development.
According to sunbiz.org, Florida's website for infor-
mation on corporations, 9Solutions maintains an office
at 444 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Hanson was interviewed about his plans when he
bought Rosa del Mar in Bradenton Beach, but nothing
has materialized at that site.
SueLynn said she felt "terrible" for Anna Maria after
reading the website and similar promotions.
'"This is happening now in our city. Drastic action is
needed by the commission. Some people aren't going to
like it, but we must stop this now or we've lost the village
we love. This is the price of greed," she added. "We've
got to bite the bullet."
Commissioner Gene Aubry agreed. He said he didn't
need to read the website to know what's happening.
"We're not going to take this lying down," he said.
"These vacation rentals are not residences. They are
subject to a different set of regulations, and we need to
enforce those." He said would propose several measures
to "take control" of the situation.
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Dead fish
Manatee County
worker George
Donahue explains
to Jeanne and Dean
Enrooth, visiting
Anna Maria Island
from Minnesota,
how the dead fish
appeared on the
beach Jan. 16.
Donahue suspects
overfishing as the
cause. The Enrooths
agreed, telling Dona-
hue the water was
covered with fishing
boats the previous
day. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy

there were both male and female involved in the kill.
There is no way fishers would throw females away."
Baxter said it's not the first report of a mullet kill.
"We've had calls on mullet," he said. "It appears that
the mullet are spawning in areas that have been impacted
by the red tide. Fish kills are being reported all along the
Southwest coast."
When asked if FWC would test the fish to confirm the
cause of the kill, Baxter said it can be difficult to assign
blame to a single cause.
"A lot of the fish have been dead for a while before
they wash ashore, so they are already decomposing," he
said. "We have had reports of multiple species in the
Anna Maria kill, but it is difficult to determine the exact
number of species for that same reason."

FWC confirms red tide in Manatee County
According to the Jan. 16 FWC red tide update, a
bloom of the organism Karenia brevis, which makes up

the red tide algae, ranges from low to high along the shore
of Manatee County.
Baxter said testing is ongoing as scientists try to keep
up with the outbreak.
"It's really hard to predict the length of an out-
break or even where it's going," said Baxter. "We can
do pretty good estimating within a three-day period
with our satellite imagery, but long-term forecasting
is difficult."
Concentrations of red tide exist in Manatee County
southward through Lee County, and low concentrations
have been found offshore in Collier County.
The algae bloom, which has been growing in mass,
extends from southern Manatee County through Lee
County, with patches now present off the Florida Keys.
Baxter said fish kills have increased throughout the
red tide areas in recent weeks and respiratory issues in
humans are increasing.
To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.

Island road watch
JoAnn May of the Florida Department of Trans-
portation in Bartow said the current maintenance on
the three bridges leading to and from Anna Maria
Island should be complete by Jan. 24.
The work was taking place 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Sunday-
Thursday and involved installation of new reflector
panels on the roadbed.
Traffic may be reduced to one lane for short peri-
ods, May said in a press release.
The project began Jan. 13.
May also said the DOT will perform added work
on the Anna Maria Island Bridge State Road 64 -
in February, but a start date has not been set.
That work will involve removal of spalls and the
addition of Jit k. I," around the piles.
The work will be done on barges, and the chan-
nel will remain open for boaters. Motorists can expect
occasional lane closures on the bridge 9 p.m.-6 a.m.
Completion is expected in late spring or early
summer, May said in the release.

Mote reports 'slight' red tide
Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota issued a red tide
report Jan. 18 and said it found only "slight respiratory
irritation" among beachgoers tested at Coquina Beach.
The report notes only mild irritation from red tide
for people on Jan. 19, and no dead fish at Coquina.
However, Coquina Beach may be the farthest north
of Mote's test sites. Beachgoers reported irritation and
dead fish on the Gulf of Mexico shore in Holmes Beach
and Anna Maria, and on Tampa Bay at the Anna Maria
City Pier. Mote's report indicated increasing numbers of
beachgoers at several southwest Florida beaches have
recently experienced respiratory irritation caused by red
tide's airborne toxins.
The Jan. 18 testing resulted in "a marked increase in
red tide algae (Karenia brevis) over tests results from last
The beaches with the largest increase in red tide
levels were in Sarasota or Lee counties.

4 0 JAN. 23, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

Holmes Beach mayor announces administrative changes

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti announced
Jan. 17 that he is moving the city building department
from city hall to the new public works building, and code
enforcement will transfer from the building department
to the police department.
The decisions stem from an evaluation ongoing since
Monti took office in November. Monti and a designated
volunteer, Mary Buonagura, have been interviewing
employees and gathering information aimed at improv-
ing efficiency.
About the code enforcement move, Monti told com-
missioners Jan. 17 that he decided the position was more
related to the police department, with its emphasis on
parking, trash and noise concerns.
He noted it previously was put under the building
department "because of all the building problems," but
should be moved back to police purview because the new
staff is heading off such problems with proper inspections
and interpretations.
Also at the Jan. 17 meeting, Monti told commission-
ers the building department move is being done "for a
variety of reasons," and that it will ease a need for space
in city hall.
One example, Monti said, was that the conference
room had been used to review paper work for building
inspections, leaving officials without a meeting room.
"They will be able to field questions and see the build-
ers and do all the things we do now, but we'll have more
room, Monti said. "We'll also be creating space for city
commissioners to come in and have some space."
The building department is staffed by two inspectors
and two clerks. It was previously headed by public works
superintendent Joe Duennes, who left Nov. 16.
The city hired architect and inspection consultant
Tom O'Brien in December, but lost its ability to sign
building permits and plans Dec. 26 when the depart-
ment's contracted assistant, John Fernandez, concluded
his arrangement with the city.
The city began shared building official services with
Manatee County Jan. 11, an arrangement Monti expects
to consist of several hours one day a week for about 90
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The Holmes Beach public works building includes a
downstairs workshop, service elevator and offices on
two floors. Mayor Carmel Monti decided last week to
move the city's building department from city hall to
public works to share space in the new facility.

Holmes Beach primed to adopt R-2 zone LAR ordinance

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
A living-area ratio limit is on the threshold of regulat-
ing future building in the Holmes Beach rental district.
It was set for a city commission vote Jan. 22 follow-
ing a final reading at a public hearing after press time
for The Islander. The hearing will be at 7 p.m. at city hall,
5801 Marina Drive.
The commission had approved ordinance on first
reading Dec. 18, and sent it to the planning commission
to determine if it was consistent with the city's compre-
hensive plan.
A unanimous vote of the planning commission Jan. 9
found the proposed ordinance to restrict living area to .34
of the lot size in the Residential-2 zone consistent with the
comp plan.
LAR will be the city's first building regulation
directly aimed at the mass and scale of new three-story
residential construction exclusive to R-2 zoning a
problem that for the past year has been studied by com-
missioners, focus groups and city planner Bill Brisson.
In addition to the LAR ordinance, the planning com-
mission recommended the city consider Brisson's "slid-
ing scale" of more lenient restrictions for R-2 lots on
which only single-family dwellings can be built.
For lots lacking the required square footage for a
duplex, Brisson proposed a sliding scale of .34 and .40 for
lots between 5,000 and 7,000 square feet and a .40 recom-
mendation for all lots smaller than 5,000 square feet.
Brisson had presented his Jan. 6 report to both com-
missions, a report that links increases in size and number
of homes since 2009 to an emergence of a trend that is
out-of-character for Holmes Beach. He concluded the
LAR limits will ensure future residential development
consistent with the scale and type of existing land use.
Brisson's report also noted increases in the number of
bedrooms in single-family homes and duplexes. Between
2009 and 2011, the report tallies 14 single-family homes
built in R-2, seven with five or more bedrooms and two
with eight bedrooms.
During the same period, of the 28 duplexes that were

built, four contained five or more bedrooms.
Brisson's report calculated .46 average LAR for sin-
gle-family homes and .42 average LAR for duplexes.
Before making its recommendations Jan. 9, the plan-
ning commission held a public hearing at which two
people voiced opposition to LAR.
At the first planning commission hearing, Joe Kennedy
of Bradenton, an R-2 vacant lot owner, and Don Schroder
of Holmes Beach spoke against the LAR ordinance.
"Brisson was hired by the city to do what they wanted
him to do," Kennedy said.
The disparity of heights can be linked to the Federal
Emergency Management Agency flood restrictions, he
said, adding Brisson's report accounts for only a small
increase in larger homes.
Schroder agreed with Kennedy, saying, "The number
of lots are miniscule."
"I really think you're impinging on our personal
property rights," Schroder said, adding there should be
a LAR exception "any place there are dual lots, where
the second dwelling has not been built."
Planning commission chair Sue Normand agreed
with Brisson's analysis.
"When we start to build homes not comparable with
the rest of the homes, the community stands a chance of
overdevelopment," she said.
Overdevelopment impacts older homes when newer
homes leave no daylight, Normand said. She recognized
the FEMA restrictions and requirement "to build up," but
questioned whether "we're building homes too large for
this island to support."
"While I'm not in favor of LAR, I don't think there's
a way to find it noncompliance with comprehensive
Commissioner Gary Hickerson agreed, "It appears
to me that the ordinance is designed for preservation."
Commissioner Sylvia Harris said the exceptions
carved out of the LAR ordinance, including garages,
balconies, carports and non-air conditioned space, also
are important.
Commissioner Barbara Hines said the ordinance

deals with compatible usage and, as to Schroder's view
of property rights, she said zoning changes are permis-
sible so long as they permit some use of the property.
Mayor Carmel Monti told planning commission
members that their work reinforced "what we're trying
to do for the overall city."

was torn down in 2010 to make way for two three-story
homes. The property was transferred into condominium
ownership in March 2011.
Two docks and a dock extension received city and
DEP building permits and DEP documented 750 feet of
dock space on multi-family property.
The final report said the owners did not seek the
proper permits, concluding the process used was inap-
plicable to the existing multi-family use.
In August 2012, Greenawalt told city attorney Patty
Petruff the DEP felt "strongly in our position that 5311
Sunrise Lane is one parcel" in violation of DEP laws.
However, the DEP switched its position after a Nov.
13, 2012, email from assistant general counsel Krystle
Hoenstine, who maintained that regardless of the multi-
family use on un-subdivided property, DEP permits should
be based on the two units as two separate parcels.
A neighbor to the 5311 Sunrise, Holmes Beach Com-
missioner Judy Titsworth, considers the dock issue an
example of greed and overdevelopment on the island.
Commissioner Jean Peelen said the city has stricter
laws on the books that should have prevented two docks
on one lot, but prior building officials relaxed the rules.
Former public works superintendent Joe Duennes
said in March that two homes were permitted on the one
lot because it had sufficient square footage.
The first home is under a pre-indictment protective
order in the case of U.S. vs. Jason Syrek in the U.S. Dis-
trict Court of Michigan. Federal Bureau of Investigation
agents seized Syrek's two sports cars and boat Nov. 30,
2012. He is accused of healthcare fraud. A probable cause
hearing is set for Feb. 4 in Detroit.
The second home broke ground in December.

THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 23, 2013 5 5

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the city's three
certified code enforcement officers will be looking
closely at ground- floor garages at three-story homes
the next few weeks.
She said the city has received several complaints
that some property owners may have enclosed the
ground-floor parking area without a permit, and may
have added living space.
"We don't know what's true, but we are going to be
checking downstairs walled garages over living space,"
the mayor said.
The city follows the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency regulation that calls for all residential
structures, or remodel work at a cost of more than 50

Anna Maria City
Jan. 24, 6 p.m., city commission.
Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., wind mitigation workshop.
Feb. 14, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m., commission workshop.
Feb. 4, 3 p.m., Scenic Waves advisory committee.
Feb. 7, 1 p.m., city pier team.
Feb. 7, 7 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Jan. 31, 7 p.m., commission work session.
Feb. 6, 5 p.m., parks and beautification commit-
Feb. 7, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Feb. 12, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

percent of the appraised value, to have elevated living
space. The ground level can contain only storage, park-
ing and entry, and may not be used as a livable area in
Anna Maria.
"If you're caught using your ground floor as living
space when it should only be for parking and storage,
you may be issued a citation and may have to appear
in the special magistrate's court," the SueLynn said.
Some ground-floor living space might have been
grandfathered for use since the city adopted the FEMA
requirement in 1974, building official Bob Welch
The mayor emphasized that enclosing the garage
floor to gain additional living space in violation of the
regulation is "not going to work in Anna Maria. Sooner
or later you will be caught."

Manatee County
Jan. 29, 9 a.m., county commission.
Feb. 11, 9 a.m., tourist development council.
Feb. 12, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
Jan. 24, 9 a.m., fire pension board.
Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton,
941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, joint meeting with Charlotte
County/Punta Gorda MPO.
Morgan Family Center, 6207 Price Blvd., North Port,
941-359-75772, www.mympo.org.
Feb. 5, 4 p.m., council of governments meeting.
Manatee County Public Safety Center, 2101 47th Ter-
race E., Bradenton.
Feb. 18, Presidents Day, government offices are
Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Long-
boat Key, 941-316-1656, www.longboatkey.org.
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in Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Charter Review Committee met Jan.
15 and agreed to modify a recommendation from member
Tom Breiter to require that if the number of sitting com-
missioners falls below the quorum of three, the mayor
shall appoint commissioners to fill those vacancies. In the
absence of the mayor, or if the mayor declines, the duty
falls upon the city clerk.
The newly constituted commission would then hold
a special election at the "earliest possible time," with the
leading vote-getter taking the term with the longest time
remaining and so forth through the second and third-
leading vote getters.
Breiter originally wanted the governor to appoint
commissioners, but city attorney Jim Dye said he wasn't
sure if the governor should be involved with the process,
or had the power.
The committee accepted the tu'i.'-liini by adviser
Tom Aposporos that he was "not comfortable" with
allowing two commissioners to name three people to fill
commission vacancies, as they learned the Destin, Fla.,
charter allows.
If there are only three sitting commissioners remain-
ing, that constitutes a quorum, but any ordinances, res-
olutions, motions or nominations to fill a commission
vacancy takes a yes or no vote of all three commissioners
as required now by the charter.
When the committee has completed its recommen-
dations, those will be submitted to the city commission
for discussion, public comment and approval or rejec-
All recommendations passed by the city commis-
sion will be placed on the next November election cycle
Committee Chair Howard Payne said he hoped only
a few more meetings were needed to approve the recom-
Many of the recommendations approved are about
what the city must do when the number of sitting com-
missioners is reduced to three, two, one or none.
The next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, Jan. 24.

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Running on repeat
You know how it is. History repeats itself. Every-
thing comes around again, just like on a merry-go-round
or Monopoly board. Just when you don't expect it, life
runs a repeat. D6jA vu. And then d6jA vu again.
Well, here goes the city of Holmes Beach, on repeat.
Taking another turn around the board.
Maybe former Mayor Rich Bohnenberger will
sympathize, because he probably recalls moving things
around for efficiency, only to find out it would have
been better left alone. Or we could call back building
department consultant John Fernandez. He likely recalls
the job shuffle from his days as public works chief.
We first can recall the code enforcement position
coming into being in the public works department a
department with just four employees in the early 1990s
in the old public works building. The staff then mostly
kept up with mowing and trimming, maintaining the
city grounds and the storm drains.
Maybe because one of the workers was promoted
from public works to the new code enforcement posi-
tion, it first came under public works and building.
Bohnenberger had some ideas, however, to make
code enforcement more effective, and he pulled the
position into city hall, under his purview.
The code officer then sought the mayor's seat, and
that didn't work out. Next up, "Officer Friendly" took
on the job. He was a friendly police officer, but authori-
tative. It seems residents were intimidated by a cop tell-
ing them their the weeds had grown too tall.
Seeing the job had more to do with construction,
the position transferred to the public \,ik' k, Iuih.IdniI
department. Full circle.
In fact, one code official told us that his job was
about 80 percent construction-related, and it seemed
right to him.
That's about when another mayor, Carol Whitmore,
decided to manage code enforcement under her admin-
istration, but she soon began to micro-manage.
So in lieu of a mutiny at city hall, the job soon went
back to the public N% ,i k, luldinhy department.
But the department soon came under fire.
Last year the city built a nice, roomy public works
building with transportation (gas tax) funding. So the
building department will now move back across the field
to where it was before the present city hall was built. It's
not the crowded garage it once was and it makes room
for the city commissioners to have offices.
And code enforcement? Well, that's moving into
the police department.
How long do you think it will take to move the
players around the board again?
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Given a chance
Let's see, first we completely stop the economic
growth Holmes Beach has been having when the rest
of the country is in a downturn.
Second, we do away with Friday night concerts in
the park.
Third, we limit the remolding of old rundown
homes from becoming cute new little cottages.
And we want to stop Mainsail from developing a
great village for our town.
Nice going guys. You're batting 1,000 so far for our
little community.
Diana McManaway, Holmes Beach

Bad pool rule
I have relatives who have lived, worked or operated
businesses in Holmes Beach for more than 30 years,
and I've owned a duplex since 2002 on a conforming
Residential-2 lot in Holmes Beach. My property has
annual tenants who work on the island and contribute
to the local economy.
Over the years, we made plans to rebuild two con-
forming 3BR/2BA units with a common firewall and
two pools. We planned to sell one unit and someday
call one of the units home.
The Islander pointed out that Holmes Beach may
implement a one-pool-per-lot rule, but is researching
possible exceptions. We hope the exception allowing
two pools is granted for conforming R-2 owners or,
that the current property owners are grandfathered to
proceed with future development that could include two
pools. Without the exception, the impact on our prop-
erty would likely prevent us from making the intended
Other considerations may not be so obvious. First,
if the restriction is implemented and we are forced to
share a common pool with an investor neighbor:
1. Our exposure will increase due to the volume of
short-term renters using the common pool.
2. Our policy/coverage limits and costs will no
doubt substantially increase.

However, if we build two pools, we would be able
to provide individual coverage at a reasonable rate and
maintain privacy.
From a liability and cost perspective, responsible
property owners who want to share a potentially dan-
gerous common area will take an unfortunate hit. If
the one-per rule is invoked, I also have no incentive to
make improvements, and no desire to develop and live
If the restraints described are not your cup of tea,
consider the one-pool rule may be flawed and counter-
It could bring more problems and complaints to the
city of Holmes Beach. No family that I know would
want to live year-round in a place where their children
are sharing a pool with strangers.
The future owners of these properties will be inves-
tors, the only value being short-term rentals.
Consider a large pool, shared by short-term rent-
ers in adjoining units. Imagine the fun they'll have, the
noise they'll make, the conflicts they'll have, the com-
plaints they'll make, the complaints other neighbors will
make, and the eventual involvement of HBPD.
It seems you are fostering the image you are trying
to shake. If the goal is to stop monstrosities from being
built or to prevent large groups of renters, then having
a larger common pool in an open backyard is certainly
not the answer it's the opportunity.
Let them have their little pools and privacy fence
breaking the yard in half, because that little pool and
fence will minimize the chance of egregious abuse and
still attract interest from potential owners looking for a
place to live year-round.
Charles G. Semerly, Okemos, Mich., Holmes Beach
property owner

Thanks to city
Hats off to Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaugh-
nessy for a prompt response to a request from an ancient
snowbird and beach walker.
On our return to the island this year, we found our
usual benches at 24th, 25th and 26th streets were miss-



ing. We presumed they were damaged in a recent
storm and removed for repair, as much of the beach
had disappeared.
Within a week, the benches reappeared.
Many thanks to the Bradenton Beach Public
Works Department, for now we have a place to rest
our weary legs before trotting off down the beach.
T.C. and Lee Weber, Bradenton Beach and New
Tourist debacle?
The moratorium put in place by the city of Holmes
Beach was done so in an effort to pursue remedial
policies to alleviate short-term rental problems in the
Residential-2 zoning district.
But are tourists the only ones who cause such
The areas of concern are both direct and indirect.
Direct problems related to short-term rentals are out-
lined in the moratorium ordinance, including park-
ing, noise, trash, excessive traffic, lack of privacy and
safety and flooding issues.
Indirect problems occur when residents sell and
move off island for a variety of reasons, and devel-
opers/investors, seeking to fill the demand for rent-
als, reduce the number of owner-occupied homes and
Is the commission bucking a trend? Destruction
of older structures and intensity of use of the replace-
ment structures also are concerns.
According to state law, the Holmes Beach City
Commission cannot further restrict rentals. The city
also cannot dictate the number of bedrooms in a resi-
dential property.
It is ironic that commissioners challenge the Fed-

eral Flood Isurance Program in pursuing the preser-
vation of ground-level homes and duplexes, because
historic homes don't exist in Holmes Beach.
It also is surprising that the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce and the Manatee County Tour-
ist Development Council have not opined, or even
recommended alternatives to the proposed restrictions
in Holmes Beach.
Who are the short-term renters? Why has the city
only denigrated rentals and not extolled upon the vir-
tues? Many renters are previous residents who now
live "in town." Many are from Manatee County and
surrounding areas and don't have more than a week
to spend at the beach.
They also are families and friends of islanders. As
island property becomes less affordable to the masses,
short-term rentals will flourish, and owner-occupied
duplexes which is what commissioners say they
seek will fade.
Change is inevitable, but the fear of being invaded,
driven out or selling out one's community because of
tourism doesn't justify restricting what most people
already enjoy. After all, nearly everyone has contrib-
uted to making the island a resort destination.
Joe Kennedy, Bradenton, and Holmes Beach
vacant land owner

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Headlines from the Jan. 22,
2003, issue of The Islander
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn told the Coalition
of Barrier Island Elected Officials she was assured
by Manatee County Area Transit officials that quieter
engines for the trolley were ordered, but was given no
delivery date. The mayor said some residents living
along the trolley route complained the diesel engines
were too noisy, especially in the morning and late at
Sandpiper Resort Park Homeowners Association
president Gordon Cleland said the Vorbeck family,
owners of the property, gave the association another
30 days to purchase the property, before it sells it to a
condominium developer. Cleland said the association
had 90 percent of the required $9.1 million and the Vor-
becks agreed to extend the deadline. "They want us to
win," Cleland said.
Bradenton Beach commissioners rejected the idea
of an islandwide building department proposed by then-
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and supported by
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn. Bradenton Beach Mayor
John Chappie said the city's building department was
the "best it's been for many years."

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FISH: choice to r
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Board members of the Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage say there was nothing personal in rejecting an
offer from the Florida Maritime Museum to host FISH
educational exhibits during the Feb. 16-17 Cortez Com-
mercial Fishing Festival.
The decision to reject the offer forced Manatee
County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. "Chips" Shore to
institute a mandatory user fee for FISH to use museum
property, as outlined in the Florida Communities Trust
agreement, which helped complete the county purchase
of the 1912 Cortez schoolhouse, now the museum.
The agreement's terms were unknown to FISH and
the museum until an audit occurred last year. The discov-
ery that FISH would have to pay the museum to use its
property and no longer split revenue with the museum
created a deep riff between the two entities.
Some appear to think that riff never healed and
Shore's Jan. 3 resignation from the FISH board of direc-
tors was due to the decision to reject the museum's
FISH treasurer Jane von Hahmann explained in a
series of emails that she could not recommend Shore's
offer based solely on the financial gains FISH incurs by
using the museum grounds for their own exhibits.
However, FISH festival chair Linda Molto said it
goes beyond financial.

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Residents can drop off a variety of items from
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Cortez Commercial
Fishing Festival chair
Linda Molto points
out limitations onfes-
tival space as a result
of FISH's decision to
reject an offer for use
of the Florida Mari-
time Museum grounds,
which also led to
Manatee County Clerk
of Circuit Court R.B.
"Chips" S1.."I resig-
nation from the FISH
board of directors.
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"Chips suggested the museum would coordinate and
plan all educational programs for the festival at no cost
to FISH," she said. "He said it benefits FISH to provide
education to the greater community."
But Molto said Shore's offer meant moving up to 20
planned FISH exhibits and booths off of museum grounds
to make way for what the museum wanted to do.
'There is not a square inch of room left to move one
exhibit, much less the number of exhibits and artists we
have already planned at the museum," said Molto.
Shore claimed in his emails that last year's exhibits
on museum property raised $1,500. According to FISH
financial, the profit was substantially more and Molto
said FISH would lose a lot of money if it accepted the
museum's offer.
Financials show that artist fees to have a booth at
the festival raised $1,885, food vendors stationed at the
museum raised $902 and raffle ticket sales for a boat
generated $2,130.
Children's entertainment booths generated $1,448,
"so what he said is simply not true," said Molto.
"He said we could move all the artists, children's
entertainment, a ticket booth and the entertainment we
have planned for the stage at the Bratton Store else-
where," she said. "That's impossible. The only way to
accommodate his offer is to cut these people out of the
festival and that's something we cannot do."
Molto said vendors have been applying for festival
space since November and they already have received
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"And besides that, I have known these artists and
food vendors for years," she said. "We are like a family,
so to tell them at the last minute they don't have a place in
our festival would be unprofessional and impossible."
Because FISH rejected the museum's offer, Shore
instituted a $500 a day user fee for FISH to use museum
property per the Florida Communities Trust agreement,
which states any fundraising activities on museum
grounds must be charged the fee.
"But this will be the first time we've ever had to pay
that fee," Molto. "We didn't pay it last year when this
agreement became known and we never paid it before,
so why is it coming up now?"
Molto is concerned about the fee, but she is more
concerned with the continued divisive nature between
FISH and the museum.
"It's important that we work together," she said. "We
know that the festival brings people to the museum. We
just need to understand that we can better benefit one
another by working together."
Shore's emails indicated his unhappiness with
FISH's decision to reject his offer, but his reason for
resigning from the board of directors had more to do with
what Shore called "inflammatory language and rhetoric"
used by FISH board members toward his office and the
museum staff, in particular.
Molto acknowledged the riff between FISH and the
museum, but it was Shore's efforts to hire a facilitator to
bring the two entities together that she points to as a hope
that Shore will reconsider his resignation and continue
to have FISH and the museum show a spirit of coopera-
Shore was particularly upset with FISH secretary Joe
Kane's minutes from a November festival committee.
When Shore announced that he had no choice to imple-
ment the mandatory user fee for FISH to use museum
property, Kane referred to the $500 a day fee as a "tax"
in the minutes.
Forty-four days after those minutes were written,
Shore announced his resignation, saying "FISH contin-
ues to incite a negative image of my office in the press
and in its' minutes."
FISH opted not to vote on Shore's resignation at its
Jan. 7 meeting in hopes Shore would reconsider. FISH
has not received any word on Shore's decision. If Shore
does not contact the board before its Feb. 4 meeting, the
board is expected to take up Shore's resignation and vote
whether or not to accept it.
In the meantime, Molto said festival planning is
moving forward and is all but finalized. The festival
draws an estimated 25,000 people a year and the pro-
ceeds go to FISH's mission of rehabilitating its 95-acre
preserve and preserving the Cortez coastline and way of
life as a commercial fishing community.
Festival volunteers are still needed. To volunteer, call
941-254-4972 and leave a message with your name and
contact information. Molto said a festival crew member
will return all calls.
Comments attributed to Florida Maritime Museum
director Karen Riley-Love in a story regarding the res-
ignation of Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B.
"Chips" Shore from the Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage board of directors should have been attributed
to FISH board member Karen Bell.

THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 23, 2013 O 9

April hearing date set in Musil-Buehler murder case

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
The 12th Judicial Circuit Court last week reset a
hearing in the case of William J. Cumber, charged with
second-degree murder in the case of a missing Anna
Maria Island woman.
To manage what is expected to
involve voluminous pre-trial discovery,
the court set April 17 for attorneys to
report on case discovery and trial prep-
aration, and possibly set a trial date.
Cumber is accused of killing Sabine
Cumber Musil-Buehler, who he shared an apart-
,. ment with in Anna Maria and who went
missing in November 2008.
( On Jan. 15, assistant State Attorney
Art Brown filed a four-page synopsis
of items given to Cumber's attorney,
Carolyn Schlemmer, including witness
Musil-Buehler statements, polygraph reports, crime
scene contamination logs, consents to
search and phone records. In December 2012, he filed a
one-page list of people who may have evidence pertain-
ing to the case.
Schlemmer is expected to reciprocate with similar
Brown said he expects the defense to take a number
of depositions in preparing the case.
Musil-Buehler had lived with Cumber in the 200
block of Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria, when she was

discovered missing Nov. 6, 2008. She and her estranged
husband, Tom Buehler, owned and operated Haley's
Motel in Holmes Beach.
An MCSO investigation began that day with a traffic
stop of Musil-Buehler's car being driven in Bradenton by
Robert Corona. Deputies checked the car registration and
began looking for Musil-Buehler. They interviewed Tom
Buehler, who told them his estranged wife was missing.
He then filed a missing person's report.
An MCSO detective spoke to Cumber the same day
in the Magnolia Avenue apartment, and became suspi-
cious after smelling bleach during the interview.
Anna Maria has
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Sgt. Paul Davis of the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office took over full time as the officer in charge of the
Anna Maria substation on Jan. 20.
Davis replaced Sgt. Dave Turner, who headed the
substation for five years before reassignment.
The new sergeant-in-charge began with the MCSO
as a corrections officer in 1994, according to an MCSO
press release.
Davis became an MCSO deputy in 1999 and subse-
quently worked with several departments. He also was a
school resource officer for several years before his 2009
promotion to sergeant.
Davis said he and his wife are U.S. Navy veterans.
They have two sons in college.

On Oct. 15, 2012, Manatee County Sheriff Brad
Steube announced Cumber's arrest for his girlfriend's
murder. Two days later he pleaded not guilty and filed a
demand for a jury trial.
Cumber is being held in the Manatee County jail
without bond. He was serving time related to a previous
arson case and parole violation at the time of his arrest.
He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if
convicted on the murder charge.
The case management hearing is set for 9 a.m. before
Judge Thomas Krug in 6A at the Manatee County Judicial
Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
new MCSO chief
MCSO public information officer Dave Bristow
said Davis is an excellent choice for Anna Maria, and he
believes he will do a fine job as the supervisor.
Mayor SueLynn gave Davis a tour of the city two
weeks ago and said she found him pleasant and agreeable
to the role of MCSO deputies in the city.
The mayor said she would
Introduce Davis to commis-
sioners and the city at the Jan.
24 commission meeting.

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Learn to stamp silver at IGW
Artist Betsy Kennedy will demonstrate hand-stamping
techniques for silver jewelry at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan.
26, at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call 941-778-6648.
Islander Photo: Marlane Wurzbach

CrossPointe hosting Kids Day
Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, will host a Kids Day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
Organizers say the event will feature food, fun and
fellowship with a rock wall to climb, a bounce house to
jump in, carnival games and an exotic animal show that
starts at 11:30 a.m.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-

Annie Silver hosts bingo,
community supper
The Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St.
N., Bradenton Beach, will host bingo games on Thurs-
days through the spring, beginning at 7 p.m.
Also, the center is holding a series of community
suppers. The menu on Friday, Jan. 25, includes pork and
For more information, call Kit Redeker at 941-778-

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Friends of the Island Library are accepting book dona-
tions for the annual book sale, which will take place
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A sale for Friends of
the Island Library members will take place 2-4 p.m.
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AMICCO to perform
all-Beethoven concert
The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orches-
tra continues its 20th anniversary season with a Feb. 10
concert featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven.
The program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Cros-
spointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will
include performances of "Symphony No. 7."
The 2012-13 season is dedicated to AMICCO founder
Willem Bartelsman, who died last May. And the Feb. 10
concert is AMICCO's "showcase anniversary celebra-
tion," with maestro Alfred Gershfeld, who has been artis-
tic director and principal conductor since 1993.
"This is indeed a special year as we celebrate and
honor the founder of AMICCO, the late Willem Bartels-
man," saidAMICCO president James Stoltie. "We know
how proud he was of AMICCO's expanded repertory and
the musical quality under the baton of ... Gershfeld."
Stoltie continued, "In AMICCO's early years, the
focus was on Baroque repertory. Over time, AMICCO
ventured into a broad range of repertory, including full
concert performances of light and grand opera as well as
operetta. Willem was able to enjoy and take pride in the
amazing expansion of his founding vision."
For more information about AMICCO, call Jeanie
Pickwick at 941-795-2370. For concert tickets, go online
to www.amicco.org or call Donna Misner at 941-778-

Bridge Street Market resets
chowder challenge
Organizers of the Bridge Street Market rescheduled
a "Chowder Challenge" for Sunday, Feb. 3. The event
was canceled earlier this month.
"Don't expect everyone to do a classic white clam
chowder. I'm sure we will have some surprises," market
manager Melissa Enders said in a news release.
Tasting and judging at the market on Bridge
Street will cost $5 and take place 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., when
winners will be announced.
To enter the competition or for more information
about the weekly market and its monthly charity food
challenges, contact Enders at melissaenders76@yahoo.
com or 215-906-0668.

AMIHS to hold luncheon
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will hold
an appreciation luncheon for volunteers who serve as
museum docents and bread bakers.
The luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28,
at the Shell Point condominium clubhouse, 6300 Flotilla
Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call Susan Anderson at 407-

Center announces 20th
annual home tour
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will pres-
ent the 20th annual Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes
Saturday, March 16.
Selected homes will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for
center supporters and home and design enthusiasts. The
event draws thousands from throughout the Tampa Bay
Region. Ticket sales, as well as proceeds from an arts
and crafts tour boutique and raffle sales for the Eyeland
Needlers tour quilt, benefit the center.
Tickets selling for $20 will go on sale in early
March at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, and
other locations, including The Islander newspaper, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call Sandee Pruett at the center
at 941-778-1908.

Chapel hosts legal seminars
The Aging in Paradise Resource Center will host
attorney Ed Boyer in a seminar "Are Your Legal
Documents in Order?" at the Longboat Island Chapel,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
The program, one of three in a series, will take place
at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.
For more information, call 941-383-6491.


Watercolorist Mark Polomchak will conduct a workshop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at CrossPointe
Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

AGAMI offers workshop in painting parrots

Watercolorist Mark Polomchak will conduct a work-
shop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at CrossPointe
Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The program, sponsored by the Artists' Guild of
Anna Maria Island, will offer the opportunity to paint
on a watercolor board and use an airbrush.
Each attendee will leave with a completed painting
of a parrot.
Enrollment is $75 for AGAMI members and $90 for

All Island Denominations
to hold annual service
All Island Denominations, which includes all six
churches on Anna Maria Island, will hold its annual ecu-
menical service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, in
celebration of Prayer for Christian Unity week.
Clergy, laity and choirs will join in the annual ser-
vice. AID will hold a reception after the service.
In addition to islandwide events, AID supports island
residents with financial assistance. Member churches also
are major contributors to the Roser Food Pantry.
For more information, call Roser at 941-778-0414.

Manatee libraries join
Snapshot Day
Say "cheese." The Manatee County Public Library
System will participate in Florida Library Snapshot Day
on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
The campaign is sponsored by the Florida Library
Association and will involve taking photographs and
collecting statistics and members' comments about how
Floridians use their libraries.
Participation is on Facebook at Florida Library Snap-
shot Day and on Twitter at FLASnapshotDay.

Inquiring Minds religious
group to meet
Inquiring Minds, a religious study group, is resuming
its meetings on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Each meeting involves a video presentation followed
by a discussion. An announcement said, "The approach
is academic, not devotional. All are welcome. There is
no charge. Everyone has an opportunity to think, to learn
and to talk."
For more information, call the Rev. Frank McGrath
at 941-778-4579.

St. Bernard hosts
spaghetti dinner
St. Bernard Catholic Church will serve a spaghetti
dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the activity center,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The cost is $10 for adults and $3 for children.
Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread,
salad, beverages and dessert.
For more information, call the church office at 941-

non-members. Lunch is included.
Additional workshops include "Weave Your Own
Basket" with Kay Johnson on Feb. 7, "Adventures in
Floral Painting on Yupo" with Jim Ladd on Feb. 21 and
"Painting a Silk Scarf' with Kathleen Masur on March
To register, go online to www.artistsguildofanna-
mariaisland.com. For more information, call AGAMI at

Kiwanis, center partner on
Valentine's Day dance
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island continues
its tradition of celebrating the sweetest holiday with a
sweetheart dance to benefit the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center.
The 21st annual Big Band Dance will take place 8-11
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
The Sophisticated Swing Band will provide the
Hosts will be providing "munchies" and guests will
be allowed to bring beverages of choice.
For more information or tickets, call the center at
941-778-1908 or call Kiwanis dance organizer Sandy
Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383.

Historical society selling
history books
Histories of Anna Maria Island by author Carolyne
Norwood can be found at the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The books "The Early Days" and "Tales of Three
Cities from Bean Point to Bridge Street" also can be
found at several island retailers, including in Anna Maria
at Ginny's and Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive,
Relish Cafe, 503 Pine Ave.; in Holmes Beach at Restless
Natives, 5414 Marina drive, Paradise Bagels and Cafe,
3210 E. Bay Drive; and the Anna Maria Island Beach
Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive; and in Bradenton Beach at the
Back Alley, 121 Bridge St.
For more information, call the museum at 941-778-
Kiwanis meeting Jan. 26
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The upcoming program will feature a conversation
with Vicki Bartz on "how to talk with your doctor."
For more information, call 941-761-8834.

The Islander welcomes stories about islanders,
photographs and notices of the milestones in readers'
lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other
events. Send your news with detailed captions and
contact information to news@islander.org or 5404
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Wednesday, Jan. 23
6:05 p.m. The official sunset time.

Thursday, Jan. 24
7:21 a.m. The official sunrise time.

Friday, Jan. 25
5-7 p.m. Community dinner pork and sauerkraut -Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee
applies. Information: 941-778-3580.
5-7 p.m. Forks and Corks wine-tasting and celebration,
Harry's Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key.
Fee applies. Information: 941-383-0777.

Saturday, Jan. 26
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and
meeting with Vicki Bartz on "How to talk to your doctor," Anna Maria
Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.
10 a.m. The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, hosts a free demonstration, with Betsy Kennedy hand-stamp-
ing for silver jewelry. Information: 941-778-6648.
2 p.m. Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series
presents Paul Stonebridge, a librarian, talking about "Travels on
Six Continents," Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-34217.
6 p.m. -Forks and Corks wine dinner and celebration, the
Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies.
Information: 941-778-8705.

Sunday, Jan. 27
7 p.m. -All Island Denominations annual ecumenical service,
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-0414.

Monday, Jan. 28
7:19 a.m. The official sunrise time.
6 p.m. Spaghetti dinner, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-

Tuesday, Jan. 29
10 a.m. -Artist Anne Abgott teaches a workshop on "Spoon-
bills," the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-778-1906.
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meet-
ing, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-794-8044.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
2 p.m. Basics ofAlzheimer's disease, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Thursday, Jan. 24
5:30 p.m. 65th anniversary exhibition reception, South
Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Fee applies for non-
members. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 13.

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The Friends of the Island Library will host Paul
Stonebridge lecturing on "Travels on Six Continents"
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Stonebridge is a librarian and world traveler who
leads group trips to Japan, Korea, Western Europe, Roma-
nia and Central America. For more information, call the
library at 941-778-6341.

7:45 a.m. Manatee County Audubon Society field trip, Urfer
Park, carpool from Lowe's, State Road 70 and Interstate 75. Fee
applies for non-members. Information: 941-792-9235.
11:30 a.m. Saints Peter and Paul The Apostles Catholic
Church and CWA's "Gone with the Wind" Ladies Historical Fashion
Presentation and Luncheon, Moretti Center, 2850 75th St. W., Bra-
denton. Fee applies. No tickets sold at the door. Information: 941-

Sunday, Jan. 27
2 p.m. Stars of Tomorrow 25th anniversary concert presented
by the Sarasota Opera and sponsored by the Bradenton Opera
Guild, Bayshore High School, 5401 34th St. W., Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-358-5660.

Through Feb. 3, Island Players present "A Little Murder Never
Hurt Anybody," 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The theater is dark
Monday. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.
Through Feb. 3, Manatee Players present Cole Porter's "Any-
thing Goes," 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
Through Jan. 27, Manatee County Fair: Manatee Goes Hol-
lywood, fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto. Fee applies.
Information: 941-722-8951.
Through Jan. 25, Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island juried art
show, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-753-5004.
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.
Wednesday through March, 1-3 p.m., Anna Maria Irish Ceili
dancers, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.
Information: 779-1416.
First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1541.
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-
tion: 941-778-1541.
Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business-card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies.
Information: 941-778-1541.
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:

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Paul Stonebridge will lecture on travel at 2 p.m. Satur-
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Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee may
apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. 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-
tion: 941-778-3580.
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-
tion: 941-254-4972.
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.
Third Mondays, September through May, noon, Anna Maria
Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-
Tuesday, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds religious study group
meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria duplicate bridge, Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-794-8044.

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Audience finds 'Little Murder' good for laughs

Silliness was job 1 in "A Little Murder Never Hurt
Anyone" and a nearly packed crowd Jan. 18 laughed,
applauded and overwhelmingly agreed that the Island
Players met their goal.
The performance begins with Buttram, the butler,
introducing a quirky and rich couple, Matthew and Julia
Perry, on New Year's Eve in their mansion drawing room.
After being fired and rehired by Matthew, Buttram leaves
the couple, who appear bored with their marriage, to
decide on their New Year's resolutions.
Julia first resolves to read "Doctor Zhivago." Mat-
thew's resolution packs a little more punch.
After ruminating over a friend who didn't really live
life until his wife died, Matthew tells Julia he's decided to
kill her before the end of the year. Julia finds her impend-
ing death hysterically funny.
Described as a tribute to screwball comedies of the
1930s and '40s, the play takes off with Julia smartly
avoiding Matthew's attempts on her life and the off-set
murders of the family dog, Julia's best friend and her
entire garden club, among others. Enter some enjoyable
characters, their daughter Bunny, soon-to-be son-in-law
Donald and Detective Plotnik, and more fun ensues.
Bruce Witton plays Buttram, a likely suspect, whose
British mannerisms regally set the stage for the affluent
couple's murder mystery/comedy to unfold.
Peter Ruscoe charms the audience as Matthew in
intermittently evil and bumbling methods.
Judy Glynn is the glue as the plot unfolds, and she
puts in an admirable performance as the intelligent, stand-
offish and hopeful Julia.
Moira DeSears is handsdown the audience favorite,
playing an over-the-top naive daughter to Matthew and

Studio to host workshop
Artist Anne Abgott will teach two watercolor work-
shops "Spoonbills" at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, and
"White Pelicans" at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at
the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Also, artist Charles Townsend will teach "Basic
Techniques for Being Creative with Pastels" at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7.
For information, call the Studio at 941-778-1906.

Coming up
Feb. 9, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina
Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.
Feb. 9, Sinatra Sings buffet supper and show, Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1908.
Feb. 9-10, Arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.
Feb. 10, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
all-Beethoven 20th anniversary concert, Crosspointe Fellowship,
8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-8585.
Feb. 14, Big Band Dance Sweetheart presented by the
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island to benefit the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:

Save the date
March 2, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
March 2, Anna Maria Island Historical Society Heritage Fes-
tival, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
March 9-10, Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest arts and
crafts show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes

Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org.
Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief
description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for
submissions is the Wednesday before publication.

Donald seeks the hand of Bunny in marriage as But-
tram the butler looks on in a scene from "A Little
Murder Never Hurt Anyone," on stage at the Island
Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Feb.
3. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Julia. As Bunny, she's planning her wedding with Donald
and continually brings the audience to laughter with her
believable innocence and quirky twists on common col-
As Bunny bemoans having to change the wedding
invitation list for the umpteenth time because so many of

State College of Florida will host soprano Hein Jung
and pianist Grigorios Zamparas for a concert at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Manatee-Sarasota campus' Neel
Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Jung also will teach a class at 1 p.m., Jan. 30, in
the SCF music building, room 189, that is open to the
The concert will feature "Tre Sonnetti di Petrarca" by
Franz Liszt and "Gro~maichtige Prinzessin" from "Ari-
adne auf Naxos" by Richard Strauss.

Church hosts 'Gone with the
Wind' fashion show
Saints Peter and Paul The Apostles Catholic Church
and its CCW will host the "Gone with the Wind" Ladies
Historical Fashion Presentation and Luncheon Saturday,
Jan. 26.
The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Moretti
Center at the church, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton.
The event features "hand-made dresses of Southern
belles by Past and Present Creations," along with "two
Civil War enactor couples in full costume to bring the
theme to life." Harpist Carole Traynor will entertain and
Talk of the Town Catering will serve lunch.
The cost to attend is $16 per person, and tickets must
be purchased in advance.
For information or reservations, call Beverly McCa-
rthy at 941-761-9568.

GloriaDei Lutheran Church
I 1 \ Pastor Rosemary W. Backer
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 9:30 AM
Sunday Church School
Fellowship follows Sunday Worship
6608 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 778-1813
"All are welcome here"

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Gary A. Batey, Pastor
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Sunday 9 & 11 AM Traditional Worship
9 AM Children and Youth Church School
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her parents' friends are dying, she tells Donald, "I swear
to you the gods are perspiring against us."
Richard Robertson aptly plays the doting future son-
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Heiko Knipfelberg plays Plotnik, who impressively
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tive genre of the era. All women are sisters, dames and
broads, confusing Bunny to no end.
Supporting the cast in the flawless production are the
artistic and production staffs, including crews headed by
Jan VanWart in set design, light designer Brad Pattison
and sound designer Mike Lusk.
Don Bailey as costume designer deserves special
mention for beautiful New Year's Eve attire and detailed
Halloween costumes, including a big bad wolf.
The play was directed by accomplished director and
Island Players' favorite James Thaggard. He explained in
program notes that "A Little Murder" emerged in 1990
from a Gross Pointe, Mich., community theater and writ-
ing group to win the Community Theater Association
of Michigan New Play Competition. Playwright Ron
Bernas, he said, intended the play to be much darker,
but when it ended up silly, he realized sillier was better.
Thaggard wished the audience "more luck with
making and breaking" New Year's resolutions than the
characters in his play.
"A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody" runs through
Sunday, Feb. 3, at the community theater, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
For more information or tickets, call the box office at
941-778-5755 Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,
and one hour before performances.

Jung, an assistant professor of music at University
of Tampa. Zamparas is director of piano studies at Uni-
versity of Tampa.
General admission to the concert is $8.
For more information, contact the SCF music depart-
ment at 941-752-5351.

South Florida Museum
celebrates 65th year
The South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Braden-
ton, is celebrating its 65th year with an anniversary exhi-
bition, "South Florida Museum at Sixty Five: A Window
to the World."
The exhibition celebrates the museum's history as a
community institution with photographs and artifacts.
A reception to introduce the exhibition will take place
5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the museum.
Admission to the reception is free to museum mem-
bers and $5 for guests.
SFM is the largest natural and cultural history
museum on Florida's Gulf Coast. The location also fea-
tures the Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquar-
ium, home to Snooty, the famed manatee.
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14 0 JAN. 23, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

Dumpsite for street sweeping debris raises concern

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
With a very tight 2011-12 budget, street sweeping in
Bradenton Beach came to a temporary halt, but funding
and sweeping resumed in November, following the pas-
sage of the 2012-13 budget.
During the course of intense budget talks over the
summer, resuming street sweeping operations in the city
at a reasonable cost was discussed at length.
Public works director Tom Woodard said that in the
period since the city suspended operations, costs had
risen dramatically. The cost, he said, to hire a company to
clean the streets and dump the materials is now $13,000
per year.
After much discussion, city leaders concluded they
could clean the streets at a fraction of that cost, if the
debris was deposited in the city and then removed by city
With the recent completion of a new parking lot for
the public works and police departments, Woodard said
he lost his storage yard. The city would need to find an
alternative location to dump street debris.
A parking lot near Herb Dolan Park at 26th Street
and Avenue A, became the choice.
The city recently received some concerns about that
location due to possible contaminants, such as oil and gas
accumulating in street sweepings.
The concern raised at the Jan. 3 meeting via email by
planning and zoning member John Burns was primarily
due to the dumping location being in close proximity
to a storm drain. Burs lives close to the area, which is
already being used since street sweeping resumed.
"I have heard some issues about what the commis-

sion said I could do about street sweepings," said Woo-
dard. "It was voted to be placed near the children's park
in what essentially is a parking space."
Woodard said the agreement was that his department
would have the materials removed within 12 hours of
dumping, "but since we've started doing that, it's never
been left more than two hours since sweeping resumed
in November."
Woodard said runoff into the storm drain is a not an
issue. Street sweeping does not occur when it's raining,
"and even if there is more than a 50 percent chance of
rain, they don't sweep."
Mayor John Shaughnessy said the location is in
a parking lot where "that stuff is already on the road
anyway. This is an island. We don't have any other place
to put this stuff unless you want to spend $13,000 a year
to have it hauled away for us. My u h'.'.-linii is that it's
on city property. We own it. It's a parking space."
A 'ur,. tli iin was made to use a tarp for the materials
to be dropped on before the city removed it. Shaughnessy
said he didn't mind trying a tarp.
Street sweeping in the city occurs once every few
Commissioner Gay Breuler motioned to begin using
a tarp at the dumpsite. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh sec-
onded the motion, which passed 5-0.

Second Street resurfacing approved
Commissioners, Jan. 3, approved a $34,056 resurfac-
ing project from Gulf Drive to Church Avenue on Second
Street North.
Addressing infrastructure within the city was listed
as a primary reason to raise taxes for the first time in

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Artist Dee Pastorius
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watercolor and pencil
Jan. 5 at Island
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Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. The gallery
hosts demonstrations
at 10 a.m. Saturday
during the winter-
spring season. For
more information,
call 941-778-6648.
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several years.
The project was expected to run the length of Second
Street North to the bayfront seawall, but an expected
issue with a nearby storm drain changed the scope of the
Commissioners commended Woodard for moving
quickly on the first infrastructure improvement prioritized
during the summer budget sessions.
Shaughnessy said it was good to see infrastructure
projects beginning.
"We discussed this during the budget process and we
acknowledged that the infrastructure of this city has not
been touched in a long time," he said. "It's not anyone's
fault. It's been a lack of money. That's why we put the
money into the budget for infrastructure."
Shaughnessy said the city would prioritize two infra-
structure projects a year "and get them done."

Infrastructure priorities
Woodard was directed to create a priority list for
commission review during the budget talks.
In December, the public works director submitted his
list, which is now available on the city's website. Woo-
dard said he created the list based on his own knowledge
of things that need to be addressed.
"They aren't necessarily in order of priority, even
though there is a timetable attached to each project," said
Woodard. "They can be changed or deleted as necessary.
I was told to make a list of i \ )i ii ng I could think of
that needed to be done. That's what I did."
Some items on the list already are completed such as
filling potholes. Woodard said completing the building
of trolley shelters is a list example of a project the city
wants to do, but may not prioritize for several years.
He said it's more of a "black-and-white guideline for
the commissioners to follow."
The Second Street resurfacing is an example of a
short-term priority," he said.
Other short-term projects include repairs at Braden-
ton Beach City Hall and upgrading the parking area at
Herb Dolan Park, as well as adding signage and landscap-

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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 23, 2013 0 15

Mullet season picks up, stone crab season 'abysmal'

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
If you find your mouth watering for the local flavor
of stone crab claws, you might be disappointed with news
of a growing scarcity.
While stone crab are still being caught, and the claws
served in local restaurants, Karen Bell at A.P. Bell Fish

HB commissioners change

swear-in procedure
By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Unless there is a public hearing scheduled during
Holmes Beach city meetings, the public will no longer
be asked to stand, raise their right hand and take an oath
-swearing to give factual representations.
By a unanimous vote Jan. 8, after two readings and
no public comment, the 20-year practice of requiring the
oath before city meetings was eliminated.
The oath will still be given for testimony at quasi-
judicial and public hearings before the commission and
city boards, including the planning commission, board of
adjustment, police pension fund board and code enforce-
ment board.
Commission Chair Jean Peelen first recommended
doing away with the practice last spring. In a compromise
move with then-Commissioners John Monetti and Sandy
Haas-Martens, who opposed the measure, the oath was
eliminated as a requirement before work sessions, where
no votes are taken.
Peelen said the elimination of the practice is designed
to encourage more citizen participation and also because
people often give opinions, not facts, during public com-
ment portions of the meetings.
"I believe that requiring people to swear to tell the
truth when they are at a meeting to give their opinions on
issues is both intimidating and insulting," Peelen wrote in
a May 2012 newsletter. "We commissioners do not swear
to tell the truth. Why should residents?"
Monetti and Haas-Martens saw no reason not to
require the public to tell the truth.
The prior oath ordinance, enacted Oct. 20, 1992,
made it a crime to make a false statement "as to any
material matter," and persons found violating the section
faced a $1,000 fine or imprisonment for up to 60 days
and prosecution under state law.

Company a fresh fish and crab processing business in
Cortez is reporting an "abysmal" season thus far.
"We got off to a pretty good start," said Bell. "I've
seen better years, but it wasn't bad. And then it just
tapered off. A lot of crabbers are just bringing in their
traps to wait until February or March when hopefully the
water temperature drops."
Stone crabs prefer to crawl in cooler waters and
migrate through the area during the fall and winter
months. Warmer water will keep the crabs at bay until
more ideal conditions exist.
Bell said crabbers are iu,''linii to bring in enough
claws to clear the expense of setting their traps. She hopes
to see a resurgence of crabs as winter progresses.
It appeared that the kickoff to the annual mullet run,
which began slowly in December, would signal a bad

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
Yet another doctor will be asked for an opinion on
whether a Bradenton Beach man alleged to have sex with
a 15-year-old is fit to stand trial.
Joseph Edmund Chiquet is in his third year in Manatee
County jail awaiting trial on felony charges of having sex
with a minor, child pornography and witness tampering.
By a Dec. 3 order, 12th Judicial Circuit Judge
Thomas Krug appointed psychologists Eddy Regnier and
Mary Elizabeth Kasper of Sarasota to evaluate Chiquet's
mental capacity.
"Two doctors were appointed," said assistant State
Attorney Anthony DaFonseca after a Jan. 16 docket
sounding. "One came back competent. One came back
incompetent. So we're going to have a third doctor
The psychologists were asked to evaluate the defen-
dant's understanding of the charges against him; his
capacity to disclose pertinent facts; his ability to exhibit
appropriate courtroom behavior; and capacity to testify
relevantly and cope with the stress of incarceration prior
to trial.
The doctors' reports were sealed Jan. 8 by the
Chiquet's attorney Mark Lipinski raised the compe-
tency issue June 27, and filed a prior report by Regnier,
which he said found his client incompetent. Regnier's
report described Chiquet as severely depressed, homi-

year. On Jan. 16, Bell said, the "big run" fishers had been
anticipating was taking place that day.
"We have 15 or 20 boats lining up and probably
another 10 in the parking lot," she said. "This has been an
odd year. The big run usually takes place about two weeks
earlier. E\ .I ) lling just seems to be late this year."
Bell said, however, better late than never.
"I' just glad these guys are getting their catch," she
said. '"They work hard for their money, so it's good to see
them catching fish."
With mullet being a strong-tasting dark meat, the real
value is in the female roe, much desired in Asian coun-
tries, in particular. However, local chefs have developed
many ways to serve mullet in a desirable fashion, and this
is the time of year where smoked mullet is a popular and
readily available commodity.

cidal and suicidal. It also concluded, "He should be hos-
pitalized in a state hospital where he can be medicated
Chiquet was arrested in 2009 after he allegedly had
sex with a teenager and took sexual photographs of her in
his Bradenton Beach apartment. Search warrants yielded
additional child pornography from his computers, accord-
ing to police records.
While out on bond in 2010, Chiquet was charged
with offering $10,000 to a former girlfriend to tell police
she was depicted in the photographs and not, as prosecu-
tors allege, the 15-year-old girl. After adding the bribery
charge, the court revoked Chiquet's bond and he was
returned to jail.
Two appeals have further prolonged the case one
by the defense and one by the prosecution regarding
the discovery of evidence.
The case was originally scheduled for a July 2012
trial, and postponed to Jan. 28. At the Jan. 16 docket
sounding, the trial date was set for April 1.
The competency issue must be determined before
a trial. DaFonseca said he'll be meeting with Chiquet's
attorney Mark Lipinski to recommend another doctor to
evaluate Chiquet's competency.
A 10 a.m. March 20 docket sounding will be the next
All hearings are held in Courtroom 6A at the Manatee
County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Braden-




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16 0 JAN. 23, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

Holmes Beach man

arrested on heroin charge
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A 28-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested Jan.
17 for possession of heroin.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Kristopher
Smith was parked in the 7300 block of Cortez Road in
.. Bradenton. The Manatee County Sher-
iff's Office was called regarding a suspi-
f a cious vehicle because Smith was alleg-
edly parked for more than an hour.
An MCSO deputy made contact
with Smith while he was still in his vehi-
Smith cle. According to the report, the deputy
observed a syringe lying on Smith's left
leg. Smith allegedly told the deputy he had recently "shot
up" muscle relaxers into his leg.
The deputy observed a bag of brown powder in
plain view on the center console. After receiving con-
sent to search the vehicle, the powder tested positive for
The deputy allegedly found .7 grams of heroin inside
a sunglasses case, as well as two more syringes.
Smith was charged with felony possession of heroin
and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was booked into the Manatee County jail and held
on $5,120 bond.
He was scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday,
Feb. 15 at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
Jan. 12, 800 block of North Shore Drive, petit
theft. Two bicycles were left unlocked in the driveway.
Sometime during the night, unknown persons stole the
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach

Jan. 12, 3100 block of Gulf Drive North, DWLS.
A 21-year-old female was arrested following a traf-
fic stop that began in Holmes Beach, but ended in the
2600 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. A
Holmes Beach Police Department officer initiated the
stop and discovered the woman's driver's license was
suspended. According to the report, the woman admitted
she was aware that her license was suspended. A check
on her license revealed an active warrant for the woman
in another county on a similar charge. She was arrested
and transported to the Manatee County jail.
Jan. 7, 5900 Flotilla Drive, animal bite. Police
responded to a call at the city dog park regarding one
dog attacking another. Police made contact with a woman
in possession of the offending dog and learned the dog
has had previous issues at the park. According to the
report, the dog was involved in a prior attack on a dog.
A human was bitten during that attack trying to separate
the animals. Animal control was contacted and the animal
was placed in quarantine for 30 days. The woman was
advised not to bring the dog back to the park.
Jan. 8, 611 Manatee Ave., CVS Pharmacy, fraud.
A man called police to report his credit card was used at
the CVS Pharmacy on two occasions in the amount of
$1,039. He told police he needed to report the incident
to provide a case number to his credit card company.
Jan. 8, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
alcohol. Police made contact with a group of people
on the beach after receiving a complaint that they were
drinking. Three men had beer in their hands. They were
advised of the no-alcohol policies of all Manatee County
beaches. The men poured out the beer and the group left
the beach.
Jan. 9, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks, trespass
warning. Police responded to the tavern and made contact
with a female, who was "very intoxicated," according to
the report. The bartender asked the woman to leave and
she refused. Police issued a trespass warning on behalf
of the bartender and the subject left voluntarily.
Jan. 10, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, suspicious
incident. A homeowner was contacted by a contractor,
who was doing remodeling work on the home. The con-
tractor said it appeared someone had attempted to burn
down his home. Police arrived and entered the residence
to the presence of smoke odor and burned plastic. An
officer discovered the source of the odors, which was a
melted pile of plastic. Burn marks were observed on an
adjacent wall. The fire marshal was contacted to inves-
tigate. His determination was that the melted plastic had
been a garbage can and the fire started from within the
container. According to the report, the fire appeared to


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have been accidental, but the fire marshal is still investi-
gating as to how it started.
Jan. 10, 6800 block of Palm Drive, information.
Police responded to a call reporting a vehicle/bicycle
accident. Upon arrival, witnesses reported that a trolley
had driven too close to a group of bicyclists. One of the
riders was "spooked" by the close call and lost control
of her bicycle. According to the report, video from the
trolley shows the woman losing control of her bicycle
after the trolley passed. It also states that the trolley was
properly located in the roadway at the time it passed the
bicycle riders.
Jan. 11, 699 Manatee Ave., Bank of America, fraud.
A bank manager called police after a female attempted
to cash what he suspected was a fraudulent check at the
drive-thru. According to the report, the woman's signa-
ture on her driver's license did not match the signature on
the check. She was asked to park her vehicle and come
inside the bank, at which time she fled the scene. Police
learned that the check was stolen Jan. 9 in a Hillsborough
County vehicle burglary.
Jan. 11, 3230 E. Bay Drive, Island Mail And More,
customer problem. Police responded to a complaint of a
customer refusing to pay for services rendered. A man
had several documents notarized and did not want to pay
for the services once completed. The man told police he
had come into the business in December to have the same
type of documents notarized, and was told by his attorney
that they were done incorrectly. He said he should not
have to pay for the service twice. Police disagreed and
advised the man to pay, which he did.
Jan. 13, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
trespass warning. Lifeguards contacted police regarding
a group of people who were drinking on the beach and
refused to stop after being warned. The group left the
beach before police arrived, but one female returned a
short time later and was identified by the lifeguard. The
woman was not drinking at time of contact, but she was
issued a trespass warning and told not to return.
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 S, ,rff's Office.

Island watch
To report information on a felony crime, call Manatee
County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on island crime, call the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substation, 941-708-
8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; or Holmes
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Hooded parakeets escape to
Bradenton Beach
Two South American Nanday conure
"parakccit\" were sighted in the wild in
Bradenton Beach. The birds essentially
escapees from a domestic habitat have
documented populations in Delray Beach
and St. Petersburg, as well as Los Ange-
les in the past decade, according to bird
watching organizations. More common
to Anna Maria Island are flocks of monk
parakeets, also known as Quaker parrots.
Islander Photos: Larry Matzen


N ow that you have some time on your hands, it's
time to shop for all those cute things your friends keep
pinning on Pinterest. Don't forget Valentine's Day is
just a few weeks away don't be caught short and not
have that something special for your sweetest.
We bet any one of these shops will have the item
you're looking for, because these shops are stocked
with fun and unique items you won't find anywhere
else. And remember it always feels good to shop local
and buy local.
Giving Back in Holmes Beach has expanded its
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remember, when shopping at Giving Back, you get
awesome deals and give back proceeds go to local
At Steff's Stuff, it's not too early to shop for Val-
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your sweetheart. Stop in and see her great selection at
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18 E JAN. 23, 2013 U THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach's Church Avenue becomes official

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
No one seems to remember when a Church Avenue
sign at the intersection of Second Street North in Braden-
ton Beach was changed to Church Street.
Church Avenue has three intersections, but the
Second Street North intersection is the only one that reads
Church Street. It's been that way as long as anyone can
remember, which is why on Dec. 6 city commissioners
opted not to take a vote to change it to Church Avenue.
It's listed as Church Avenue by the Manatee County
emergency system, U.S. Postal Service and even Google
maps. Residents of Church Avenue, named after Harvey
Memorial Church, have been complaining to the city
since late last year to change it from Church Street to
Church Avenue.
Church Avenue resident Michael Harrington sent a
formal request to the city to have the sign changed and
spoke at the Jan. 17 commission meeting.
"It is incorrect," said Harrington. "I have spoken to
many residents and they agree it needs to be changed
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse brought the subject
up at the Dec. 6 meeting and commissioners initially
provided a consensus to have it changed to Church
But during the course of discussion, commissioners
changed their mind, saying everyone knows it as Church
Gatehouse submitted an agenda item request to bring
the matter up for an official vote for the Jan. 17 meet-
"As you know, a couple of meetings ago, I brought
up the issue of the sign on Church Avenue and Second
Street North. The sign is in error, as per every agency I
had public works director Tom Woodard check with," he
Gatehouse said the commission's reversal on the
Dec. 6 consensus was based on an opinion provided by
a person who has not worked for the city in years that
there may be public opposition to changing the sign.
"Not only does every agency we've talked to have it
as Church Avenue, so does Bradenton Beach," he said.
Gatehouse motioned to have the sign changed, but
during discussion, Vice Mayor Ed Straight disagreed with
Gatehouse's assessment that Bradenton Beach considers

It is now Church Avenue, not Church Street, officially
in Bradenton Beach. Islander File Photo: Mark Young

it Church Avenue.
"It's Church Street on my map," he said. "I don't
know if it was ever changed. My argument is that named
streets can be called anything you want. As far as I'm
concerned, just leave it that way."
Gatehouse said he was suggesting a name correction,
not a name change.
"People can still call it Church Street if they want,"
he said. "They can call it Interstate Church if they like.
Right now, it looks silly because two of the streets are
named Church Avenue. The whole thing makes us look
Commissioner Gay Breuler seconded Gatehouse's
motion, which passed 4-1 to authorize Woodard to change
the sign to Church Avenue. Straight was the dissenting
The Jan. 17 meeting started with Mayor John Shaugh-
]n i .i) llinkill commissioners and city staff for the hard
work they do and going "above and beyond" by working
within the community whether it be for the city or char-
In other matters, citizens continue to complain about
noise coming from Bridge Street businesses at night.
The city is in progress of reviewing its noise ordi-
nance and Shaughnessy reminded citizens that "we are
working on it."
He said citizens need to do more than just call police
to complain about the noise.
"When you do have a complaint, file it with the police

department so we have a paper trail," he said. "We are
working the noise ordinance, but it's a ci ) i Iotit itling
We want it, but we want to do it right."
Shaughnessy said he is working with Police Chief
Sam Speciale and city planner Alan Garrett. Commis-
sioners also plan to hold work sessions in the coming
In attorney business, Ricinda Perry announced that
a contract with ZNS Engineering, the firm hired for the
Historic Bridge Street Pier reconstruction project, should
be presented at the Feb. 4 meeting.
Perry also announced that she is finalizing details of
a contract that would secure the services of Rusty "Law-
rence" Monroe, of Municipal Solutions, to review cell
tower applications.
The announcement is a change in direction from pre-
vious meetings where Gatehouse wished to put distance
between the city and Monroe, and emails from Monroe,
who wrote he no longer wished to do business with Bra-
denton Beach.
Tensions rose when Gatehouse questioned the city's
cell tower ordinance that financially benefitted Monroe.
Gatehouse said he would attempt to have the ordinance
repealed or, at least amended, but that effort never came
to fruition.
Gatehouse had cited where Monroe's ordinance
was challenged in the courts in other states, but Monroe
insisted in that example that the city had gone against his

A story in the Jan. 16 edition of the Islander appar-
ently misidentified the person who spoke to The Islander
reporter while at 300 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, where
a stop work order had been issued by the city.
The person claiming to be the owner, Richard Eason,
was, in fact, not Richard Eason.
Richard Scott Eason is listed as the owner of the
subject property on Manatee County Property Appraiser's
Office website, but he says he sold the property in late
October or early November. He owns Beach to Bay Con-
struction and is the builder of record for the work being
performed there.
The Manatee County Tax Collector's office shows
taxes for the property were paid in November by Eason
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 23, 2013 U 19

Holmes Beach Auto-DEP cleanup ends

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
More than 20 years after the original reports of gas
leaking from a Holmes Beach gas station into the city
basin and waterway near then-Captain's Marina, the auto
repair shop has received a clean bill of health from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The DEP released an order that became final in
November that absolves the property owners of Holmes
Beach Automotive Service, 5333 Gulf Drive, from
any further obligation for site rehabilitation due to the
The state agency began its investigation in Febru-
ary 2002 after Manatee County emergency management
officials reported to the DEP that gasoline was flowing
into the marina.
An Oct. 15 letter to the Island Shopping Center prop-
erty's principal partners, Gary Perrine and Hugh Holmes
Sr., left open the possibility of site rehabilitation if future
leaks occur, and gave the owners notice of their admin-
istrative appeal rights.
No appeal was taken, according to DEP press secre-
tary Pat Gillespie.
"(DEP) provided the clean up, brought in machines,
drilled wells, and monitored it for I don't know how
long," said Hugh Holmes Jr., who manages the property
for Island Shopping Center LLC.
There previously had been three petroleum releases

Capt. Tracey Dell of the Island Pearl passenger
shuttle boat and Kathleen D sailing catamaran said he
and his partners will begin water taxi service from Bra-
denton's Twin Dolphin Marina to various Anna Maria
Island locations, with a stop in Palmetto and Cortez,
beginning Feb. 4.
The service will put to work the Island Pearl, a
53-seat converted naval vessel equipped with restrooms
and offering snacks and beverages on board.
However, the Pearl won't be stopping at the Anna
Maria City Pier as Dell had hoped. He made several pro-
posals to the pier, city and the business community, and
most agreed the pier would be an ideal place for passen-
gers to disembark and take in the sights at the pier and
along Pine Avenue.
But, Dell said, he and the pier lease-holder, Mario
Schoenfelder, have been unable to reach an agreement
on landing and docking, and use of the pier by his pas-
Dell said the new service will operate initially on

Holmes Beach Automotive Service at Gulf and Marina
drives in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

documented between 1992 and 1997, which were handled
by the owner's contractor and later reimbursed under the
state cleanup program, according to Gillespie.
The 2002 investigation, cleanup and monitoring cost
$572,863. The bill was paid by the Inland Protection Trust
Fund a fund created by the state in 1986 requiring gas
companies to pay a per-barrel tax on petroleum imported
or produced in the state and the responsible party, J.H.
Williams Oil Co. Inc., which paid a $15,500 deductible,
according to Gillespie.
"I don't think it was all that major of a spill," said
Holmes Jr. "But it's good they got the money from the
superfund to clean it all up."

Monday and Tuesday, with Monday's shuttle free to pas-
"We hope to expand the service to three days or more
per week for the height of the season in March and April,"
Dell said.
On Monday, the shuttle departs the Twin Dolphin
at 8:30 a.m., with stops every 15 minutes at Palmetto,
Holmes Beach, the Seafood Shack in Cortez, the Braden-
ton Beach Historic Pier and the Mar Vista Restaurant on
Longboat Key.
The return schedule begins at 11:45 a.m. and reaches
Bradenton at 6:30 p.m.
The Tuesday round-trip shuttle is $10, while one-way
to any destination is $5, Dell said. On Tuesday, passen-
gers can take a day trip from the Bradenton Beach city
pier to Sarasota and return to the pier at 4:30 p.m.
Dell said negotiations with Schoenfelder to add the
Anna Maria City Pier to the route are continuing.
For more information, call 732-546-4103 or email
kLithl. n.iid3,' gn,- il >'in

The site in 2002 included three 6,000-gallon under-
ground gas tanks south of the facility, two dispenser
islands on the property's east and south sides. It previ-
ously had a 550-gallon oil waste tank on the north side
that had been removed in 1991.
The tanks were abandoned in July 2009, and filled
with concrete and foam, and monitoring has continued,
according to Gillespie.
"It wasn't economically feasible to have new tanks
put in," said Holmes. He added that suited his tenant, who
was more into repairs than selling gas. Bret Vande Vrede
is the owner of Holmes Beach Automotive Service.
Gillespie also provided the following information:
The three gas tanks were constructed of fiberglass
steel, and had been in service since 1984.
The 2002 cleanup included removal and disposal of
about 2.8 cubic yards of what the DEP deemed "exces-
sively contaminated soils."
The investigation determined two storm drains in
the underground field were open conduits for stormwater
drainage from the gas station. In addition, stormwater at
Gulf and Marina drives flowed into these drains, and the
tidal flow contributed to soil contamination.
An analysis of water samples collected in July 2002
and September 2002 indicated high petroleum levels.
Vinyl chloride, a non-petroleum contaminant, also
was detected in the monitoring wells, leading DEP to
conclude the former dry cleaning business in the S&S
Plaza at the same intersection may have contributed to
the contaminated discharge.


Lisa Kaye (Smith) Gunn

Lisa K. (Smith) Gunn, 50, of Myakka City and for-
merly of Anna Maria Island, died Jan. 8. She was born
Feb. 3, 1962, and raised in Bradenton. She lived in
Myakka City since 2001.
She was a cheerleader and graduated from Southeast
High School. She served four years in a U.S. Air Force
combat unit.
Mrs. Gunn helped with her husband's lawn and tree
service, Gunn Enterprise. She will be missed, was loved
by many and the life of the party.
Mrs. Gunn is survived by husband Jeff; son Trey
Morgan; daughter Skylar Morgan; parents Robert and
Kay Smith; brothers Tim and Andy Smith; stepchildren
Nicole, Heather and Jeffrey Jr., and the Gunns' five

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Thornton's "Hound
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23 Middle row
25 Ones getting hit on
at salsa clubs?
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28 Sledge who sang
"When a Man
Loves a Woman"
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36 Like magic squares
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director Sam
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47 Like letters marked
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Queen Anne's lace
56 When the Festival
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59 Comic actor Jacques
60 Company closing?
61 Silent screen star
62 Winging it'?
66 Back door
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101 Used, as a dinner

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108 __-Seltzer
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line in the center
square should do
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unexciting bids
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I19 Revolutionary
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121 Tennis Hall-of-
Famer born in
122 Get ready to ride.
with "up"

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leader Carrie
Chapman _
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6 One of two photos in
an ad
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"Candidc." for one
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10 Stay fresh

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14 Short cut
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16 Bone connected to
the oblique cord
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18 Ancient Greek
19 Start of an
agreement that's
not really an
24 Muslim leader
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34 See 114-Across
36 Gershwin's "The
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39 Price abbr.
40 Coach Parseghian
41 Trail
43 Singer Dion
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48 See 114-Across
49 Snake along
50 Oil-rich land
52 H.S. senior's exam,
53 Division politique
55 Playwright Fugard
57 Beginning of ___

62 "Yeah, that'll
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64 Bottom row
65 Parisian schools
67 Sports car feature
74 Greenish shade
75 79-Do"wn's doings
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77 Mercedes models

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Chinese cookery
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84 Drought-prone
85 Newspapers
88 Dates
91 Donnybrooks
92 Mete out

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Stunt Man"
95 "There s ..."
(song by the Cure)
96 Monet's Dutch
99 Laundry problem
102 The Wright
brothers' home
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105 Some e-mail

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Holmes Beach celebrates Florida Arbor Day
Helping Holmes Beach celebrate Florida Arbor Day Jan. 18 are Keep Manatee
Beautiful executive director Ingrid McClellan, left, National Park Service De Soto
National Memorial chief of interpretation Jorge Acevedo, Keep Manatee Beautiful
member Mike Burgess, Mayor Carmel Monti, HB Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee chair Melissa Snyder, Florida Division of Forestry supervisor Mike Keegan
and Parks and Beautification committee members Ruth DeHaan, Dennis Groh and
Marilyn Si,, /, Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell


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Bradenton Beach Mayor John hiIiIIgl, i.S\ \ welcomes guests to the city's Florida
Arbor Day celebration Jan. 18 at the Bridge Street-Bay Boulevard roundabout.
Keep Manatee Beautiful sponsored the event, and the city planted a green but-
tonwood tree, a varnish leaf plant and a saw palmetto. Attendees included Ingrid
McClellan of Keep Manatee Beautiful, KMB vice chair Mike Bridges, Mike Keegan
of the Florida Forest Service, Carl Parks, chair of Scenic Waves, and Jorge
Acevedo of the National Park Service. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

.. IAnna Maria preparing native
plants-trees brochure
Ingrid McClellan of Keep Manatee Beauti-
flul Jan. 9 presents the Anna Maria Envi-
ronmental Education and Enhancement
Committee with $500 from a Florida Forest
.V Service grant. The city plans to print a bro-
"- chure detailing native trees and plants. No
i,. tree plantings were planned by the city for
Arbor Day. Making the $500 presentation
is McClellan, left, to EEEC chair Billy Mal-
fese, committee members Jane Coleman and
Marcia Bard, Anna Maria Commissioner
Nancy Yetter and Mayor SueLynn. Islander
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 23, 2013 0 21

Fire chief to Holmes Beach: Consider sprinklers in R-2

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price rec-
ommended sprinklers last week to protect against fire
hazards in Holmes Beach duplexes.
At a Jan. 10 city commission meeting, Price told
commissioners worried about the safety of those living
in more than 1,000 units across the city to consider an
ordinance requiring sprinkler installation with any new
duplex construction in the Residential-2 zone.
"Back in 2004-05, when these buildings started pop-
ping up, we had issues with them because they were so
close," Price said. "There was almost no access."
He said fences, power lines and the close proximity
of buildings allow "absolutely no access to some of these
Commission Chair Jean Peelen said, "I am horrified
that these buildings can be, and continue to be built."
Mayor Carmel Monti asked Price if he knew of pre-
cedence for retrofitting buildings with sprinklers, and

Price replied he did not.
Commissioner Pat Morton said, \ I ingii i, safety."
He asked for Price's recommendations in homes of six to
eight bedrooms.
Price recommended smoke detectors. He said smoke
detectors woke up and saved the lives of homeowners in
a recent Key Royale fire.
Price said later that sprinkler ordinances have been
enacted in numerous jurisdictions, but knew of none
locally. He believes Longboat Key has relied on the state
building code to require sprinklers in three-story build-
Commissioner David Zaccagnino asked if the city
could have existing duplexes inspected by the fire depart-
Price said state law exempts residential one- and two-
family construction from the fire department's inspection
requirements, although there can be life hazard or volun-
tary inspections.
Zaccagnino concluded it was up to the city's build-

ing department to make sure the code is met, and that a
proposed ordinance limiting living-area ratio will prevent
the close construction of residences.
Peelen said that the building department in the past
didn't do proper inspections, which contributed to the
Commissioner Judy Titsworth said the problem
stemmed from the building department not requiring the
plans with the proper fire assemblies to meet the code.
When she recommended the proper engineering to
former public works director Joe Duennes, Titsworth said
he told her "it would be a pretty good idea if we did."
"But we didn't," she continued. "Now we have a ton
of them."
Jim Greenamoyer, manager of the fire sprinkler
division of McDonough WMF Plumbing of Sarasota,
estimated it would cost $2 per square foot for new
duplex construction and $3 per square foot to retrofit
structures with sprinklers, and the average duplex is
about 2,613 square feet.

AM planning board rejects city-Sandbar easement swap

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board voted
4-1 Jan. 8 to recommend the city commission reject an
ordinance allowing the city and Sandbar restaurant to
swap easements.
Engineer Lynn Burnett, representing the Sandbar,
said the swap would move the beach access away from
the heavily traveled main parking lot of the restaurant to
the north side of the restaurant. The south beach access
would not be affected by the swap. She said the new ease-
ment and beach access would be safer for beachgoers.
City planner Alan Garrett said the Sandbar agreed to
build a 5-foot wide boardwalk over a drainage swale on
the beach access. The Sandbar also agreed to maintain
the boardwalk and swale, he said.
The ordinance also would make the alleyway north
of and parallel to Spring Avenue one-way going east.
Motorists entering the Sandbar parking lot on the north
side of Spring Avenue would have the option of parking,
turning left to valet park, or turning right into the alley to
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Board chair Tom Turner said the maps provided did
not contain enough information. He suggested the hearing
be continued to a date and time certain so Burnett could
provide a larger map of the proposed easement and show
houses, the Sandbar and Bortell's Lounge.
Attorney Jeremy Anderson spoke against the ordi-
nance on behalf of Barbara Nally, owner of a vacation
rental at 101 Spring Ave.
Anderson called the ordinance poorly planned and an
attempt by the Sandbar to keep out beach traffic. He said
the restaurant's trash containers on the alley in question
were "a mess," and trash was everywhere. He said the
proposal was "unsafe," and the result of the easement
swap would create more noise, disturbing occupants of
the Nally house.
Board member Mike Piscitelli, however, asked
Garrett if the Nally house was situated in a commercial
district. After Garrett said yes, Piscitelli said it was his
understanding the Nallys were granted a special excep-
tion by the city in the early 1980s to renovate the resi-
dential home in a commercial district, but they were to
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Piscitelli told Anderson this was a hearing on an ordi-
nance, not a meeting about a perceived code enforcement
Member Carl Pearman was against the ordinance
because he did not recognize a safety issue and Burnett
did not know of any accident in the area.
"I remain to be convinced there is a needed change.
The neighbors object and we have to consider them first
and not special interest groups," Pearman said, apparently
referring to the Sandbar Restaurant.
Member Lou Ellen Wilson said she did not want
to lose the beach access she enjoyed walking with her
grandson, even if it was moved northward.
"To change the walkway is an inconvenience. I'm
opposed from a personal standpoint," Wilson said.
Wilson's motion to recommend rejection of the ordi-
nance was seconded by Pearman and passed 4-1. Pisci-
telli voted against the motion.
The P&Z board will present its recommendation to
the commission, which will hold a public hearing on the
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AME PTO flings into winter wonder island

By Kathy Prucnell
Islander Reporter
"Who needs snowflakes? We have seashells!" is
the rally cry for this year's spring-turned-winter Parent
Teacher Organization fundraiser for Anna Maria Island
Elementary School.
AME PTO announced "Celebrate Winter Island
Style" will be held 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Everyone is wel-
come to attend.
Typically held in the spring, the PTO has moved
the annual Spring Fling event to an earlier date to take

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Breakfast: Pizza or Super Round
Lunch: Mac and Cheese, McManatee Riblet Sandwich,
Applesauce, Carrot Coins, Broccoli Dippers,
Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Biscuit or Waffle.
Lunch: Southern Chicken, Warm Biscuit, Beef and Cheese,
Nachos, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Tidbits, Lettuce and
Tomato Cup, Green Beans, Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese or Sausage and
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Lunch: Today's Special- Kids' Choice
Thursday, Jan. 31
Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich or Ultimate Breakfast Round.
Lunch: Super Bowl Celebration Entries Hamburger,
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Baked Beans, Baked Fries, Assorted Fresh Fruit,
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Friday, Feb. 1
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick or Super Round
Lunch: Pizza Choice, Lasagna, Breadstick, Cup of Pears,
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advantage of the winter lull.
"It seems that there is always so much going on in
the spring months, with other outings, spring break and
more," said PTO president Sue Carroll.
"Now that we host a golf tournament in May, the
PTO board thought we would move Spring Fling to Feb-
ruary, when there isn't much going on."
With all or mostly all white decorations, PTO vice
president and event chair Amy Talucci will be transform-
ing the AMICC gym into a winter wonder "island."
White attire is optional, and white sangria is on the
menu. There will be music perhaps some selections
from the Beatles' white album and dancing.
Talucci is "calling all artists" to donate to the silent
auction, and AME classes each will donate an art project
for the auction.
The PTO also is looking for business sponsors to add
to the auction donations.
"Our community is a huge part of why our little
school is so amazing," she said. "The support is tremen-
dous, and each year gets better than the last.
"We hope our island businesses see the joy in the
faces of our island school children that they know they
have something to do with that smile, that joy," Talucci
Tickets are $40. Reserved seating for tables of eight
or 10 is available for $280 and $350, respectively.
Proceeds will benefit AME PTO projects. In the past,
the event has funded the purchase of laptops, learning sta-

AME Calendar
Thursday, Jan. 24, FCAT Parent Night, auditorium,
6:30 p.m.
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,
1 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 4, tornado drill, 9:15 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 4, school advisory council meeting,
media center, 3:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 8, fire drill, 9:15 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 11-Friday, Feb. 15, equivalency survey
Tuesday, Feb. 12, Parent Teacher Organization board
meeting, conference room, 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, Father-Daughter Dance, audito-
rium, 6:30-8 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18, President's Day no school.
Thursday, Feb. 21, third-quarter progress reports.



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will be held 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
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Parent Teacher Organization's fundraisers, includ-
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community sponsors and patrons.

tions, educational materials and playground equipment.
For more information, call 941-708-5525 or email
the PTO at ameptoboard@gmail.com.

All things white wanted
Celebrate Winter Island Style organizers are looking
for donations of mostly white items and to borrow four to
six large white sails. The sails are needed Feb. 19-25.
PTO vice president and decoration chair Amy Talucci
is seeking:
Mason jars.
White yam.
White balloons.
Clean, white T-shirts (old and ripped, OK).
White tissue paper.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 23, 2013 0 23

d BiZ AMI chamber hears county wish list, budget prep

By Rick Catlin

Swimwear boutique opens
Add the Sea swimwear boutique in the Island Shop-
ping Center, 5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, is cel-
ebrating its grand opening this week. It's a dream come
true for owner Milan Payne.
Payne said she's living her dream, it's now a reality.
Add the Sea is Payne's most recent accomplishment in a
long, successful retail career, she said.
Payne, originally from Oklahoma, entered retailing
after college. A few years later, she moved to Dallas,
where she opened her first boutique. Payne still lives in
Dallas with husband Ken and son Jaden, but is hoping
to relocate the family to Anna Maria Island in the near
She hired Stephanie Niebanck in 2006 to work at the
Dallas boutique, and Niebanck is now manager of Add
the Sea.
Niebanck had moved to Bradenton a few years ago
to be near her family and invited the Payne family to
Since that first trip, the Paynes have been annual
visitors. During those visits, Payne began to think that
a swimwear boutique might be a good addition to the
After a trip to find a location, % i \ l hiing just seemed
to fall in place," Payne said.
I\ %. I) I has been so supportive," she said. "It all
just worked out perfectly and seemed meant to be."
When her family moves here, everything will be
complete, she said. "We just love how peaceful it is."
Add the Sea is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 941-254-7938.

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board
of directors held a brief meeting Jan. 16 to hear govern-
ment updates from County Commissioners John Chappie
and Carol Whitmore.
Chappie and Whitmore are both residents of Anna
Maria Island and former city commissioners and mayors
of Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach respectively.
Chappie is currently county commission chair.
He told board members that commissioners and staff
are now preparing a two-year budget cycle, but it does
not include funding of any project from the BP oil settle-
"We will wait until we see if we get ani\ thing from
that before discussing any projects to fund with the
money," Chappie said.
Whitmore updated the board on the county's "wish
list" for projects funded with up to $68 million from BP.
The wishes include purchasing more lands for preser-
vation, enhancing the Neal Preserve along the Palma
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Braden River, among other water-quality improvement
"We can only use the money for environmental proj-
ects, and we might never see any money in our lifetime,"
she said. And, she added, the court case could drag on for
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill occurred April 20,
2010, at a BP oil platform near the mouth of the Missis-
sippi River.
Nearly 200-million gallons of oil flowed from the
broken pipeline until it was capped, according to an
online Reuters news story. About 140-million gallons of
oil dispersant were used to help contain the spill.
Florida has joined with the four other Gulfcoast states
in a lawsuit against BP that is scheduled to begin in the
summer in a Houston court. The first lawsuit against BP
was in the New Orleans federal court, and the proposed
settlement by BP was withdrawn and the case dismissed
without a ruling.
Eight Florida counties have submitted claims to the
attorneys representing Florida. Only those eight counties
will receive any direct settlement from BP, according to
Charlie Hunsicker, the county's natural resources depart-
ment director.
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas will
receive lump sum payments that a state commission will
dispense, according to the lawsuit.
The county commissions of each Florida county will
decide how any BP funds received will be spent, Whit-
more said.

Chamber begins planning
annual wedding festival
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has
begun planning its annual wedding festival.
The May 4-6 event will have a finale Sunday, May 6,
a mock beach wedding and a drawing for one couple to
receive the grand prize of a four-night stay at a chamber
member resort and other gifts.
More than 300 people attended the 2012 festival.

24 0 JAN. 23, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

AMICC NFL flag football season continues for all ages

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
NFL Flag Football continues at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, with games being played
Monday through Friday evenings and some Saturdays.
Though it's early in the season, some teams already
are jockeying for the top spot in the standings in each of
the three youth age divisions.
LPAC Cardinals are on top of the 8-10 division with
a 3-0 record, a game ahead of a trio of 2-1 teams that
includes Coastal Orthopedic Bears, Tyler's Ice Cream
Vikings and Lobstahs Browns. Beach Bistro Buccaneers,
Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins and Miller Electric
Chargers follow at 1-2, while Air & Energy Jets is still
looking for its first win.
The 11-13 division has Ross Built Dolphins on top
with a 2-0 record with the 2-1 Lobstahs Buccaneers right
on their heels. Walter & Associates Bears, Edgewater
Realty Jaguars and Beach Bums Ravens all sit with 1-1
records, while Mr. Bones Bolts and Holy Cow Cardinals
is still looking for a victory.
West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers, Integrity Sound
Falcons and Lobstahs Colts all sport undefeated records
in the 14-17 division, while Eat Here Packers, Beach to
Bay Construction Browns and Walter & Associates Bears
are still searching for a first win on the young season.
The regular season continues until the end of Febru-
ary and March brings the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
The 14-17 division game of the week saw Lobstahs
Colts edge Beach to Bay Browns 24-13 Jan. 14 behind
the stellar play of Danny Doyle and Hunter Parrish.
Doyle completed nine passes for 136 yards and four
touchdown passes. Two went to Parrish, who finished
with four catches for 104 yards, also passing for 61 yards
and running for another 35 yards. George Lardas added
four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown, while Burke
McCampbell-Hill ran for 15 yards and caught a 1-yard
touchdown pass to complete the scoring for the Colts.
Doyle and Lardas paced the defense with seven
pulls each, while McCampbell-Hill added a quarterback
Beach to Bay Browns were led by Keegan Murphy,
who ran for 64 yards, while also catching three passes
for 19 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Alex Gilman
threw two touchdown passes and finished with 62 yards
passing. Ryan Gilman finished with a touchdown recep-
tion and 38 all-purpose yards, while Chris Johnson added
45 receiving yards and an extra-point reception to com-
plete the Browns' scoring. Johnson also paced the defense

for the Browns with a pair of interceptions in the loss.
In other 14-17 division action last week, Integrity
Sound Falcons flew past Walter & Associates Bears 31-14
while West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers sailed past Beach
to Bay Browns 40-19 in Jan. 15 action.
The 11-13 division game of the week Jan. 19 saw
Beach Bums Ravens outlast Lobstahs Buccaneers 33-25.
Matthew Manger-Denigris passed for 177 yards and four
touchdowns to lead the Ravens. Steele Quinard led the
receivers with four catches for 44 yards and three touch-
down receptions. Leo Rose also had a big day with four
catches for 49 yards, including touchdown, extra-point
and two-point conversion receptions. John Smith added
two catches for 75 yards. Smith also contributed on the
defensive side of the ball with two interceptions, includ-
ing one he took to the house.
Lobstahs Buccaneers were led by quarterback Joe
Rogers. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 106 yards
and three touchdown passes. Two of them went to Noah
Heskin, who finished with four receptions for 33 yards,
while Trevor Meek finished with four catches for 44 yards
and an extra point. Jean-Paul Russo added 33 rushing
yards to go along with 43 receiving yards and a touch-
down reception. Russo also came through on defense,
leading the Bucs with six flag pulls and two interceptions,
including one he took back for a touchdown.
In other 11-13 division action Jan. 19, Ross Built
Dolphins defeated Walter & Associates Bears 27-9, while
Edgewater Realty Jaguars edged Mr. Bones Colts 20-12.
Jan 14 action saw Ross Built Dolphins defeat Beach Bums
Ravens 32-19 and Walter & Associates Bears defeated
Mr. Bones Colts 21-12.
Coastal Orthopedic Bears clawed its way past Tyler's
Ice Cream Vikings 27-26 in the 8-10 division game of
the week Jan. 19. Jackson Hayes had a huge game, rush-
ing for 54 yards and catching six passes for 113 yards,
including three touchdowns and an extra point. Tuna
McCracken completed eight passes for 103 yards and
two touchdown passes, while Gavin Johnston completed
one pass for 19 yards and a touchdown and ran for 21
yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Evan
Christenson completed the scoring with an extra-point
reception to provide the winning margin.
Hayes and McCracken led the defense with three
pulls each, while Johnston added an interception in the
Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings received a monster game
from Nathan Costello. He ran for 133 yards and three
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touchdown reception. Ava Alderson completed the
Vikings scoring with a two-point conversion.
Defensively, Nathan Costello led the way with five
flag pulls and an interception, while Noah Costello added
three flag pulls in the loss.
In other division 8-10 action Jan. 19, Manatee Cancer
Center Dolphins slipped past Miller Electric Chargers
23-20, while LPAC Cardinals flew past the Beach Bistro
Buccaneers 27-7.
There were three 8-10 division games Jan. 18 led
by LPAC Cardinals defeating Manatee Cancer Center
Dolphins 25-18. Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings followed with
a 25-6 victory over Air & Energy Jets. The final game of
the evening saw Lobstahs Buccaneers roll over Edgewa-
ter Realty Jaguars 40-8.
Adult NFL flag football also is ongoing at the center
on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. So far, undefeated
Florida Discount Signs Colts, Sun Bills and Duffy's
Tavern Raiders appear to be the teams to beat, but the
regular season, which runs until the end of February is
still young.
The Jan. 16 game of the week was a high-scoring
affair between Waterfront Restaurant Dolphins and
Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants.
Ryan Moss had a huge game, passing for 277 yards
and six touchdown passes, also rushing for 64 yards and a
touchdown. Jonathan Moss was his favorite target, taking
down 10 catches for 121 yards, including five touch-
down receptions and an extra point. Ben Kirby added
four catches for 102 yards, including a touchdown and
a two-point conversion, while Brent Moss finished with
four catches for 65 yards and an extra point.
Tim Shaughnessy paced the Giants with 213 pass-
ing yards and four touchdown passes, while also running
for 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Pat Calvary led
the Giant receivers with six catches for 136 yards, three
touchdowns and an extra point. Caleb Roberts added four
catches for 54 yards including a touchdown and three
extra points in the loss.
In other adult action Jan. 16, Harrington House Buc-
caneers defeated Slim's Place Patriots 26-14. Jan. 17
action included the Sun Bills rolling over BY Construc-
tion Bears 40-18, Duffy Tavern Raiders defeated Beach to
Bay Construction Ravens 39-12, Florida Discount Signs
Colts beat Southern Greens Seahawks 32-14, and Tyler's
Ice Cream Vikings defeated Duncan Real Estate Cardi-
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 23, 2013 0 25

Catches vary day by day for AMI anglers

By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
If you were lucky enough to fish before the mild
cold front we had at the end of the past week, you may
have caught a variety of species around Anna Maria
Island. With temperatures in the 80s and light winds,
fishing around the island was not only enjoyable, but
While fishing along the beaches with live shrimp,
I'm seeing good numbers of sheepshead, black drum,
ladyfish bluefish and small sharks.
Pompano are cruising the beaches now, although
finding numbers of fish can take some searching. To
target all of these species, try using a knocker rig a
No. 1 circle hook and a 1/4- or 1/2-ounce egg sinker that
rests right on the eye of the hook.
If you're strictly in search of pompano, try a pom-
pano jig. Walk the beach casting into the shoreline trough
with your jig. You may pick up a fish here and there, or
you could find a school and start catching fish on every
cast. While ji.','ini., expect to catch ladyfish, mackerel
and bluefish as a bycatch.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is tar-
geting spotted seatrout on the grass flats of Sarasota
Bay. By using either live shrimp under a cork or soft
plastics on a jighead, Gross is catching good numbers
- most fish being in the 15-inch range, although larger
fish are in the mix.
By fishing canals and docks, Gross is finding decent
numbers of redfish and sheepshead. For these fish, he's
using live shrimp fished on the bottom under and around
the docks. Keeper-sizes of both species are being caught,
he says.
Finally, Gross is working the beaches in search of
pompano. Using either live shrimp, pompano jigs or a
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The Kriser family, visiting Anna Maria Island from
California, took the kids fishing. Back at the dock, they
show off some of the pompano and mackerel caught
while on a charter with Capt. Warren Girle.

elusive fish. Again, keeper-size fish are coming to the
boat, although most are 12-15-inches.
Jeff Medley at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge South
Fishing Pier says Spanish mackerel and bonito are a
consistent catch for his anglers. Pier fishers using either
live bait or artificial are getting the catch. For live bait,
he says to try using shiners. For artificial, silver spoons,
Gotcha plugs or white jigs are working well.
For those opting to use bait, Medley suggests live
shrimp to hook up sheepshead. "The sheepies are here,"
says Medley, "and they are biting, too." Live shrimp and
fiddler crabs are working to catch these striped fish. He
says, while using shrimp, anglers can expect to catch a
stray flounder now and again.
Capt. Warren Girle is catching a variety of species in
Sarasota Bay. To do this, Girle is using techniques based
on the species and location he's working.
During the morning low tides, Girle is fishing shal-
low flats using artificial like Berkley Gulp shrimp or
topwater plugs.
During these tides, Girle finds schools of mullet and
casts into the school to find mixed-in redfish and spotted
seatrout. As mullet school over the shallow flats, they
spook small shrimp and crabs out of their hiding places.
When this occurs, hungry redfish and trout are waiting
to strike anything that moves among the mullet. He's
finding keeper trout and redfish, although he warns the
fish are spread out. You have to be patient, he says.
Moving to deeper grass flats, Girle is li..inii. with
small pompano jigs tipped with fresh shrimp. By doing
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Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle is hearing
reports of a variety of species being caught along the
beaches of Anna Maria Island, working around Bean
Point with good results. Oldham suggests using a yellow
pompano j i,' ,i-''.d to some 20-pound fluorocarbon leader
to get in on the action. Oldham also suggests tipping your
jig with some fresh-cut shrimp to add some attraction if
the fish are being finicky.
Flounder are being caught from the beach, espe-
cially in areas where there is rock or bottom struc-
ture. Oldham suggests a 3-inch Berkley Gulp shrimp
in white with a red jighead to get these tasty, flat fish
to bite.
Finally, sheepshead are showing in numbers and
beginning to bite. Live shrimp or sand fleas are easily
accessible and are great bait for the convict fish. Oldham
likes to use a stout No. 2 hook with a small split-shot to
get his bait to the bottom where the fish are waiting.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says bonito
and Spanish mackerel are making a showing. Schools
of glass minnows are gathering around the pier, which
in turn is attracting the bonito and macks. Pier fishers
are casting white speck rigs to get these migratory fish
to bite. These jigs are effective because they are about
the same size as a glass minnow.
What's the old saying? Match the hatch? Well, in
this case it's true.
You can probably catch these fish on spoons or
Gotcha plugs, too, but use only small ones.
Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

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Chamber vice president Deb Wing said she expects at
least that many for this year's event, and she is planning
for more.
"People have already been calling us for information
about the festival and booking a place for that weekend,"
Wing said.
Members and non-members interested in participat-
ing should review opportunities online at amichamber.
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Harry's hosts Forks

and Corks event
Harry's Continental Kitchen, 525 St. Judes Drive,
Longboat Key, will host its inaugural Forks and Corks
wine tasting event 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.
All wines served will be available for purchase at
the wine-tasting, and patrons may order dinner from the
menu. A cash bar will be at the event.
More than a dozen winemakers from Oregon and
California, including Seth Cripe of Lola Wines, formerly
of Holmes Beach, will be at the event to personally pour
and promote their wines.
Cost of the event is $49 and includes all wines
served, hors d'oeuvre, tax and gratuity, a press release
from Harry's said.
Reservations are encouraged, but not required.
For more information, call 941-383-0777.

New vet at Island

Animal Clinic
Veterinarian Ashley Gardner has joined the staff
of Island Animal Clinic, Suite 900, 5343 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, in the Holmes Shopping Plaza, Holmes
She is a graduate of the Ross University veterinary
school in St. Kitts, West Indies, and interned at the Uni-
versity of Florida veterinary school. She worked for a vet-
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years before accepting the position with Island Animal
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"The first day I came here, I knew this was the place
for me. It's beautiful and I hope the island never changes
its character," she said. She enjoys swimming, kayaking
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Carter heads AFT
The Association of Fundraising Professionals
recently elected Anna Maria resident Bob Carter as chair
of its board of directors for 2013. Carter will serve as
chair until 2014, a press release said.
In addition to owning a charitable fundraising com-
pany in Sarasota, Carter serves as a senior adviser to
Changing Our World and the Omnicom Nonprofit Group.

SHe also served in variety of fundraising
and leadership positions for the Catholic
University of America, Johns Hopkins
University and the Gilman School in
"I am excited and humbled to be
Carter able to work with such a talented group
of volunteer and staff leaders who are
helping to change the world every day," said Carter, who
has been in the charitable fundraising industry nearly 40
He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and lives in Anna
Maria with his wife Carol. Their sons live in Naples.
Carter came to prominence in Anna Maria in 2011
when he began the successful petition to recall then-Com-
missioner Harry Stoltzfus. A recall election in September
2011 removed Stoltzfus from office and Commissioner
Gene Aubry elected to complete Stoltzfus' term.

Manatee chamber hosts

lawmaker breakfast
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host state
lawmakers for Pancakes and Politics, a preview of the
2013 legislative session with a focus on business-related
The event will take place 7:30-9 a.m. Monday, Jan.
28, at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W.,

Juiced for life
Gazella Bear of Vitamin Sea Health Food Store, 3228
E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, helps Alec Grae, health
and nutrition coach, prepare and serve a juice recipe
during his free wellness clinic, Juicing for Life, using
the Divine Caffe and Coffee Shop facilities at the store.
Grae talks and demonstrates the health benefits of juic-
ing. About 24 people attended the free class. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy


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The coffee
is grand
Members of the Anna .
Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce and some
island officials help M.J.
and Bev Lesnick, with
scissors, cut the ribbon
Jan. 15for the grand (' .v
opening of the Lesnicks'
Island Coffee Haus, -
5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Far left is cham-
ber president Mary Ann
Brockman, checking on
the scissor cut. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy

Invited speakers include state Reps. Jim Boyd, Darryl
Rouson and Greg Steube and state Sens. Bill Galvano and
Arthenia Joyner.
The cost to attend is $25 for chamber members, $20
for nonprofit chamber members and $35 for non-mem-
For more information or reservations, call 941-748-
4842 or email lisar@manateechamber.com
Got business news from Anna Maria Island or Long-
boat Key, Cortez, Palma Sola or west Bradenton? How
about new owners, a new business or an award? Call
941-778-7978 or e-mail news@islander.org.

Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
103 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,930 sfla / 3,206
sfur 2bed/ 1/bath/2car Gulffront pool home built in 1950
on a 115x100 lot was sold 12/28/02, Moschini to Anna
Maria Ventures LLC for $1,750,000; list $1,995,000.
509 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,676 sfla / 3,319
sfur 3d I1. I~.ii 2car canalfront pool home built in 2005
on a 80x102 lot was sold 01/04/13, Kaleta to Varner for
204 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,318 sfla / 5,803 sfur
4kld 3. I I'l 2car pool home built in 2009 on a 104x77
lot was sold 12/27/12, Laroche to Gallagher for $940,000;
list $1,299,000.
212 Oak Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,780 sfla / 3,980 sfur
5bed/5bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1979 on
a 72x148 lot was sold 12/31/12, Barlow to Hapke for
$900,000; list $899,000.
303 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,000 sfla 4k1 d 3.kiit
pool home built in 2012 on a 82x100 lot was sold
12/31/12, 303 68th LLC to Stringer for $800,000; list

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103 Fourth St., Bradenton Beach, a 2,055 sfla / 2,109
sfur 6bed/3bath triplex built in 1926 on a 50x99 lot was
sold 12/26/12, CFI USA Inc. to University South Florida
Foundation Inc. for $600,000.
512 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,742 sfla / 1,759
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 2002 on a 51x145
lot was sold 12/28/12, Peters to Foster for $540,000,
3705 Gulf Drive, Unit B, Gulf Homes on 37th,
Holmes Beach, a 1,227 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool
built in 1965 was sold 12/31/12, Carter to Carmon for
$525,000; list $549,000.
520 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,232 sfla / 4,285 sfur
3b d 3' I li '2car canalfront pool home built in 1967 on
a 100x122 lot was sold 12/31/12, Meyer to MEK Proper-
ties LLC for $507,100; $632,500.
204 52nd St., Unit 2, Villas of Holmes Beach, Holmes
Beach, a 2,656 sfla / 3,898 sfur 4kld 3 bath/2car condo
with shared pool built in 2006 was sold 12/28/12, Gibson
to Schlemmer for $500,000; list $600,000.
205 77th St., Unit A, 205 77th Street, Holmes Beach,
a 1,360 sfla /1,373 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with pool built
in 1977 was sold 12/26/12, Sato to Grife for $430,000.
503 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,884 sfla / 2,406
sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1962 on a 95x97 lot
was sold 12/28/12, Reick to Campbell for $363,800; list
104 Fourth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 958 sfla / 1,458
sfur 2bed/lbath home built in 1940 on a 75x91 lot was
transferred 01/03/13, Griffin to Structured Asset Securi-
ties for $335,085.
5903 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,226 sfla
2,231 sfur 3bed/22bath home built in 1984 on a 69x119
lot was sold 12/26/12, Fraser to Quigley for $325,000;
list $379,000.
501 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a vacant 74x100 lot
was sold 01/03/13, Harrold Developments Inc. to Kellar
for $279,000.
3000 Gulf Drive, Unit 4, Palm Cay, Holmes Beach, a
756 sfla ibed/Ibath condo with shared pool built in 1980
was sold 12/28/12, Brinker to Washburn for $193,000;
list $210,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

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$250, Kitchenaide dishwasher, black, $50, dining
table and four chairs, glass top, island-style,
$150, sofa, loveseat, chair, cocktail and end
tables, $300. 941-778-8292.
BIKES FOR SALE: His and hers cruisers, $80
each. Call 941-840-3946.

COMPUTER: 2GHz with keyboard, mouse and
monitor, fresh load of Windows XP, $50. 941-

RUSTY BUT TRUSTY: Four 26-inch bikes, $20/
bike. 941-778-5202.

CUISINART WINE CELLAR: Holds six bottles,
instruction booklet included, $35. Call Marion,

CRUISER BIKES: HIS and hers, $55 each. 941-

best offer, bike rack for car trunk, $10. 941-737-

TWO WHITE TOILETS: 1.5 flush, Kohler, nearly
new, $50 for both. 941-778-3920.

YELLOW HUMMER KID bike, $60. 941-778-
MARY KAY COSMETICS: Full line at discounted
prices. Jenifer, 941-224-1760, 941-739-0792.

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

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com

Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email
classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)

THE HIVE: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Locally hand-
made jewelry, imported jewelry, Buddha-related
stuff, illustrated cards, artistic T-shirts, South Afri-
can gifts and much more.
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

SENIORS GOLF: PLAY golf every Wednesday,
different top course weekly. Friendly, relaxed, not
highly competitive. www.gulfcoastseniors.com.

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

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boat-
ers. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
660 Fox, Longboat Key.

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-

LOST: FILIGREE GOLD hoop earring. Lost at
Publix, Sunday, Dec. 30. If found, please call

LOST RAY BAN sunglasses on Jan. 14 at the
beach. 860-930-2181.

BMW CAR KEYS: Lost on North Shore Drive,
Anna Maria. Call 901-496-4883, 901-486-0108.

LOST: KEYS, BUDGET rental, red Kia Forte. Lost
Jan. 16 at TimeSaver, Holmes Beach. Reward.

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens. All food and medical pro-
vided. Julie, 941-720-1411.
tens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.

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

BOAT SLIP FOR sale: 8300 block, Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. $25,000. 941-792-7965.
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.

Primary Doors & Glass Inserts
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FOR RENT: DEEP-water boat slip, north end of
Anna Maria. 941-794-8877.
Island by water! Phone, 941-518-3868. boat-
KAYAK: 14-FOOT Hobie Mirage tandem. Two
seats, two-foot pedals, two oars. Great condi-
tion, $1,500. Also, dock boards, 44 2x4-foot
dock boards, each 5 feet wide, $25 for all. Steve,
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
Estate, 941-778-8104.
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.

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.
resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry
and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
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.
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
Weaver, 813-727-1959.
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-
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-

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

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.

commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and instal-
lations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff,

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

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
phone" 941-720-0770.

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

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-

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

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

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

man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.

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

builder, 30 years experience. Affordable, timely,
within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-8822.

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.

CUSTOM STONE, BRICK and Block: We do
remodeling, home additions, landscaping, paver
brick and home improvements, fire places, fire
pits, grills. Please, call Dave, 941-792-5206 or

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

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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.
Call 818-620-3543.

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.

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.
$2,500/month. 815-455-9338.

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 -

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA home on canal with
pool, $2,200/month. Call Sato Real Estate Inc.,
941-778-7200 or email: rentals@satorealestate.

ON-ISLAND CLIMATE-controlled self-storage
units available. For details, call Anna Maria Stor-
age, 941-779-0820.

to beach, $900/month, $2,500/month. Realtor,
941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart.

PRIVATE ROOM FOR one! North Longboat Key,
washer and dryer, utilities included, $130/weekly.

deck, every room overlooks Gulf. Available Janu-
ary 2014. North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 813-

YOUR BACKYARD IS a 94-foot-long private deep-
water dock. 3BR/2BA unfurnished 2,000sf house
only steps from your boat. All fresh and new inside.
Near the Seafood Shack in Cortez. Annual rental,
$1,800/month. Call Perla, 941-795-2182.

3BR/2BA private pool home, NW Bradenton,
weekly/monthly. VRBO.com/334505. Coastal Prop-
erties Realty. Suzanne, broker, call 941-794-1515.

1.3 miles to Island via Cortez Bridge. Elevated
duplex, spacious. $1,100/month. Desire annual
rental, will consider short term. 941-761-2725.

2013-14.3BR/2.5BA home at end of canal. Amaz-
ing 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 Nov-May. 863-660-8366.

caged pool, kitchen appliances, one-car garage,
unfurnished. Available Feb. 1. $2,195/month.

Beach. Excellent investment rental income. www.
flipkey.com/124227. $269,000. By owner, 941-

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
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
tdollyl @yahoo.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach.
3BR/4.5BA, office recreation room, spa, pool,
outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey
furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288.

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-
vices. 941-792-8826.

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.

WATERFRONT LOT: ONE acre, direct access to
Manatee River, rare find, boating, fishing, Gulf
beaches, $319,000. WebPro Realty. Call Robert,
863-6026414. rharper@webpro-realty.com.

HOUSE FOR SALE: 3BR/3BA canalfront, gran-
ite counters, new air conditioning, 2,000 sf.
$599,000. By appointment only. 941-778-1620.

We listen.
We list.
We sell.
Call the Neelys for a private showing
of this unique property. 941.809.5565,
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