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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Publication Date: 03-06-2013
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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HB upholds building moratorium. Page 4 Center needs fundraiser. Page 5 Page 6 Rosers dream, chapel anniversary. Pages 8-9 Pages 10-11 What to do, where to go. Pages 12-13 Island Players opens March performance. Page 14 HB v BB settlement snag. Page 17 BB city pier repair progress. Page 18 AM pipeline projects proceed. Page 19 Beachfront pergola progress. Page 21 Galvano-Islander town talk. Page 22 Volleyball champs, other sports. Page 24 AsTheWorld Terns chill out. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org What to do, where to Island happenings Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year PLEASE SEE MURDER, PAGE 2 OpinionsPage27 VOLUME 21, NO. 18 MARCH 6, 2013 FREE Busy beach. Page 2 Chapel turns 100. Page 8 What a whopper. Page 25 Winter fun? Try islandstyle wet & wildJordan Engle, 8, of Bradenton, a student at Seabreeze Tommy Daniels of Holmes Beach blasts the backside of a wave on the Gulf of Mexico Feb. 27 at White Avenue. Daniels is a well known waverider, while son Christian is an Evidence list released in murder case HB hatches new chicken regsBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A 4-1 vote moves Holmes Beach closer to a community that allows laying hens. Like the city of Sarasota in 2011 and other urban areas across the country, Holmes Beach commissioners are poised to join the movement to allow people to raise chickens for eggs. Commission Chair Jean Peelen and Commissioners Marvin Grossman, Judy Titsworth and David Zaccagnino voted Feb. 26 in favor Pat Morton voted no. 12, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. I have no problem with fresh eggs and chickens, said Morton. Theres always this issue that comes out. You got 98 percent who do everything theyre supposed to do and 2 percent wholl create problems. Why create problems for code enforcement? asked Morton, adding that it may open the door to other farm animals, such as pigs and cows. Titsworth said code enforcement officer David Forbes favors the ordinance. I think its a very good thing to implement, said Monti, once a chicken-farmer. If a city like Sarasota could do it, little old Anna Maria Island can do it. Pulitzer laying hens dont make a lot of noise. Its the roosters that make a lot of noise. Some of the rules for maintaining chickens include, no more than four chickens per residence; roosters are prohibited; no slaughtering; no selling of eggs; and enclosures will have Weve grown away from food sources, said Grossman after the meeting. It is a connection to our past and an opportunity to connect with an original (food) source. If I had kids, I would do it. of documents requested by Carolyn Schlemmer, Cumbers court-appointed attorney. His office also gave Schlemmer witness statements, aerial photographs and a list of forensic evidence taken at the apartment MusilBuehler shared with Cumber, as well as the results of forensic tests done at the beach where her property was found and from her car. MCSO deputies discovered her vehicle on the evening of Nov. 5, 2008, in Bradenton and arrested the driver for auto theft. The man was later cleared of any connection to the murder. He said he found the car with the keys in the ignition at a Bradenton tavern. Musil-Buehler was reported missing after her car was found. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Among documents revealed by disclosure Cumber, charged with the murder of Holmes Beach resident Sabine Musil-Buehler, is a list of items belonging to Musil-Buehler found in 2009 by the Rev. Ed Moss of CrossPointe Fellowship church on the beachfront at the home on Willow Avenue he and his siblings had recently inherited. The items include a change purse, a bag, some cosmetics, business cards, a purse, personal toiletries, some scraps of paper and other personal effects, Assistant State Attorney Art Brown said. Cumber was living with Musil-Buehler in Anna Maria when she disappeared in early November 2008. MusilBuehler was co-owner of Haleys Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, and Cumber was at one time employed by the motel as a handyman. Although her body has not been recovtives believed by early October 2012 they had enough evidence against Cumber that the state and received a warrant for Cumbers arrest. Cumber was arrested at the Port Charlotte Correctional Facility, where he had been jailed for violation of parole for an earlier conviction for arson. One of the MCSO detectives on the case is Detective John Kenney, who was in charge of the MCSO-Anna Maria substation when Musil-Buehler disappeared. Musil-Buehler Cumber Vehicle chase leads to in fair condition March 4 after a head-on colNorth Carolina. Amanda L. Varner, 24, of Sanford, N.C., was charged with multiple felonies by the Holmes Beach Police Department. HBPD responded to the Island Shopping Center, 5400 Marina Drive, at approximately Highway Patrol that a vehicle stolen from North Carolina was in the parking lot. Responding to HBPDs call for assistance were Bradenton Beach and the Manatee According to the HBPD, Bradenton southbound on Holmes Boulevard, unaware In an attempt to elude the HBPD, accordPLEASE SEE CRASH PAGE 3

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2 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER 24-ITEM SALAD BAR LUNCH $ 6 99 DINNER $ 7 99 2 HOMEMADE SOUPS DAILY ENDLESS ARTISAN PIZZA BAR 10519 Cortez Road W. 941-792-5300 www r eandstonepizza.com Fr ee Su nd ae 8 FLA VORS! CREA TE YOUR OWN SENSA TION! 2 FOR 1 DRAFT BEER AND HOUSE WINE NEW! GLUTEN FREE CRUST!* hours -monday-saturday 119 sunday noon-8 ALWAYS FAMILY FRIENDLY! SMALL UP CHARGE FOR GLUTEN-FREE CRUST MARCH SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY MURDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 RESTAURANT WATERFRONT T H E Northern tip of Anna Maria Island across from the City Pier Overlooking Beautiful Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico TheWaterfrontRestaurant.net After giving Schlemmer the requested documents, Brown said there probably wont be much activity in the case until April when we go before the judge to probably set a trial date. The judge is Thomas Krug. In Browns view, the state has enough evidence to obtain a conviction, but law enforcement is still searching for the body of Musil-Buehler. Cumber has maintained his innocence and, according to Kenney, told detectives he last saw Musil-Buehler on the evening of Nov. 4, 2008. He said they had an argument over his smoking and she left their Anna Maria apartment in her car. If convicted of second-degree murder, Cumber faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The minimum according to Florida statutes. Brown said no date has been set for the trial of Cumber, 43, and the case will not come before the court Spring break arrives to AMI, tourist season, tooBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter From 2000-10, Anna Maria Island was fairly immune from college students on spring break. Deb Meihls, marketing director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Center, said she and her predecessors have not sought the spring break market as the area is considered a family destination. Were not for the spring break crowd, Meihls said. Were looking for families or groups who want peace and quiet and to enjoy our beaches, Meihls said. She added that the usual spring break destinations are Panama City, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach or Miami Beach. But beginning in spring 2012, a funny thing happened on the way to marketing Anna Maria Island as a family destination. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn thinks college students are showing up in larger numbers than in the past. A possible reason is that some owners and accommodation managers advertise island homes that accommodate 14-20 people and it attracts people willing to share their vacation. Last year, Holmes Beach police were called on a loud noise complaint and found 16 college students renting a house for the week. The students told officers they were members of a university singing group and were practicing in the pool when the complaint was made. The group agreed to stop singing after being informed of the noise curfew. Asked why they picked Anna Maria Island and not Panama City, one of the women said it was because the cost was about $200 each. Pretty cheap, she said, compared to a hotel in Panama City. And the island rental was advertised as a quiet place for a spring vacation. seen large numbers of college students on the beaches in Anna Maria. I would ask them why they werent in Panama City and they would say because its peaceful and quiet on the island and they found a great rental on the Internet. The mayor said she can only hope that owners and agents of vacation rentals will enforce the best practices policies that seem now to be working to limit the number of noise and nuisance complaints in the city after 10 p.m. The best practices list, prepared last fall, informs tenants of local ordinances, such as the noise limit after 10 p.m. This years spring break is fairly divided in March, according to a national website on spring break times for colleges and universities. Most Florida public universities and high schools will be on spring break in March. Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman said most area students come to the beach during the day, but head back to the mainland in the afternoon. This year, Easter is March 31, a weekend usually But if visitors are just now planning vacations, they might be out of luck on the island. An informal survey of island rental agents and managers of vacation properties solid from March 11 to the end of the month. Brockman said the chamber is always ready to help encouraging the college crowd to rent a multi-bedroom home. We are a family destination for peace and quiet, she said. Beachgoers at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will likely be common in March Catlin

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4 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Pamaro North | 941-355-5619 Pamaro East | 941-359-0025 Pamaro South | 941-923-3299 THEPAMAROS HOP .COM Pamaro Shop Furniture THE FLORIDA LOOK SINCE 1950Family owned and operated for 63 years. Come in all of March and celebrate with us. New arrivals daily and new accessories from around the world. Celebrating -all three stores -our 63rd Anniversary Holmes Beach holds off moratorium repeal to achieve goalsBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A move to lift the Holmes Beach building moratorium before its scheduled June 25 expiration failed to gain the vote of the commissioner who placed it on the Feb. 26 agenda. Commission Chair Jean Peelen explained it was on the agenda only to get things rolling. I think it is so critical to get our business done and get the moratorium lifted, she said. A 4-1 vote failed to repeal the Residential-2 mor atorium. Peelen and commissioners Pat Morton, Judy reading, with Commissioner David Zaccagnino voting for it. The commission imposed the moratorium Dec. 25, halting new construction, demolition and substantial rebuild permits in the citys R-2 district for up to six months. I was kind of surprised when I saw this, said Grossman. He said hed hoped the moratorium repeal would run concurrent with a proposed ordinance to eliminate underground footers, which is up for a March 6 planning commission review. Its a very important part of what we planned and what I ran on, he added. Titsworth agreed with Grossman. We certainly wouldnt lift the moratorium until everything was done that we said we needed to do, she added. ready to go. There are people out there that are trying to feed their families, to get the moratorium lifted and go back to work, he added. Morton said, This could lead give mixed signals to people that were done. No, were not done. We still have some stuff to work out. This is a pivotal issue we based everything else on, Grossman added. HB goals to go With a couple months of weekly work sessions behind them, Peelen reported on the citys progress in meeting the objectives necessary to lift the building moratorium. Im so proud of how far weve come in just two months, she said of the moratorium on building at a Feb. 26 meeting. moratoriums repeal, Zaccagnino said that while he didnt agree with the moratorium, he agreed seven things need to be accomplished before we lift it. Peelen listed seven objectives that need to be met before a repeal: ment policies and market value procedures. The policy on docks almost got completed tonight, but not yet, Peelen said. Commissioners adopted a .34 ratio of living-arealenience on smaller lots. To eliminate future underground duplex connections, the commission sent a draft ordinance to the planning commission that will be reviewed March 6 at its meeting. construction to appear as two single-family homes with an underground connection, such as a footer. The commission considered a one-pool-per-lot rule, Two building department policies were announced living levels, the building department will enforce 15-foot setbacks unless a variance is granted. At city meetings in February, commissioners considered changing code requirements for market value determinations used in FEMA remodels to one based on values established by the Manatee County Property Appraiser, but the commission then rejected the move, concluding the countys low values could hinder remodels. Commission courseHolmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti announced Feb. 26 that Commissioner Judy Titsworth received

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 5 Meetings Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 1505726. 6/2013 A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time Anna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach tee. ing. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Organization, Anna Maria City Hall. closed. Send notices to news@islander.org.Center needs funds, successful fundraiserBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Members of the Anna Maria Island Community Center board of directors learned the cancellation of the center has put anticipated revenues behind about $60,000. Interim executive director Scott Dell said the tournament was expected to raise $66,000 for the center. The expenses are under control. Its just our revThat means, Dell said, that Affaire to Remember in May is the most critical fundraiser of the year. Its 25 percent of our budget, he said. This years theme is An Island Affaire, and Dell expects the event to raise about $200,000 and balance the budget. Its the centers No. 1 fundraiser each year, he said, and there will be a special entertainer this year, although he did not name the performer. He said the year Lee Greenwood performed was the best year ever for the event and he expects the new enter tainment will draw as well as Greenwood. The center has a number of other fundraising events planned in March and April. host the Sham Rockin Island Fest at the Holmes Beach adult beverages 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The day-long festival will coincide with the 4 p.m. Beach Bistro St. Patricks Day parade departing from city hall. Dell said he antici pates the center could do very good on revenue from the event. Plans for the parade include the sale of VIP seating using the centers portable bleachers at a strategic loca tion on the parade route. Another fundraiser will be the April 6 Parrothead Dance at the center with Mike Sales, Dan Mobley and other entertainers, all playing Jimmy Buffett-style music. This has always been a sellout, Dell said, and Mike Sales really does a good job of supporting this event. Dell said he expects help from a college tennis three grants available from Manatee County this year, Dell said. Joan Pettigrew of the tour of homes committee said sale. At $1 per ticket, she hopes at least 4,000 tickets will be sold. The quilt is handmade and has been a popular drawing, she said. The annual tour of homes is Saturday, March 16. Dell also noted that thanks to a recent donation, the center plans to sell its old 24-seat bus and put the money into revenues. Scott Rudacille was named the new chair of the board of directors at the meeting, replacing Greg Ross. Ross will remain on the board as a member-at-large. Cindy Thompson was elected vice chair, Steward Moon Jr. is treasurer and Monica Simpson is secretary. Blair Schlossberg was named an at-large board member. Dell thanked Ross for guiding the center during the Its a thankless job, but you righted the ship and got things done, Dell said. The next board meeting will be at 8 a.m. Monday, Entertainer Lee Greenwood appears at the 2010 AMICC fundraiser. Islander File Photo

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6 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) MARCH 6, 2013 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion Your Dont forget! 2 A.M. March 10 Building code suggestion I have vacationed on Anna Maria Island since the mid-1960s and owned property in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach since the early 1990s. that I thought was truly visionary for the town leaders after the Martinique condos were built. Few islands in Florida have what we have for building height restrictions. In dealing with the same issues today, height and density restrictions to preserve the tranquility and uniqueness of AMI, I recommend the city leaders review that process and do likewise, to preserve the future of this paradise. First, be consistent with one plan for height and density for all residential areas. Next, limit height to percent of the lot size less than 10,000 square feet and scale percentage to 30 percent for larger lots. Four, limit rentals in residential areas to two-week minimum with enforcement beginning 12 months after implementation. Five, building separation on duplex lots should be 1.5 times the side setback. Allowing two buildings with eight bedrooms, each sleeping 22 people on a duplex lot, rentals less than a week, or allowing 30 percent of the lot size as a footprint is ridiculous. Who wants to build two 1,350 square foot land condos on a duplex lot that is valued at $600,000-plus? That restriction alone, forces owners to add a second Ron Simpson, Bradenton Beach Baby, its cold outside Ive been saying that for about a week to my little terrier, Baby Bird, and shes likely not sympathetic. But should it come summer, and you hear me whining about how hot it is, please, smack me awake. I seriously hate cold weather, which brings me to the weekend and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Cityfest. It was cold. While it was bustling in the afternoons, it was so cold after sunset the event the bands went home early. Sadly, it probably cost the arships will go wanting for another fundraiser. The event was once considered a Holmes Beach founders day celebration, but it seems some of the cold. Or maybe they want nothing of a tradition left by the former administration. Regardless, dont mention that to the many people and organizations recognized in the past as founders. A cold shoulder to the chamber makes no sense and as for me, well, Ive heard and seen it all. Let me put it this way, once a long time ago I attended a party at a clients home. The host had previously supported a friend in his attempt to run an opposition newspaper. The friend was unsuccessful and only remained in business about six months. We all talked, enjoyed food and libations and, eventually, an astute someone at the party asked me why I would be so gracious to a former competitor. Easy, I said. I won. hold a grudge. But dont doubt for a minute that the new mayor is shoulders some resentment for people who didnt support his campaign. Hes since denied it, but he said it and not only to me before the election. He said he was planning to sell his home and move to Sarasota where his business has more focus, and if he lost the November election he would move on. Whether he accomplishes what he set out to do for the city or city hall remains to be seen. He appears to be moving nowhere, and playing catch up on nearly all fronts. Its like one astute politician told us long ago, that she learned a little about everything in her term in nate soon. Why be cold? Winter is harsh enough. Political friction A recent news story concerning Holmes Beach Interim Chief Dale Stephensons planning for the police department contains information that, as former chief, I consider inaccurate. The HBPD communication system was never a joint venture. Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach voted to increase taxes to have a public safety communications system. After the vote, I was allowed to budget the money to build the communication system. The joint police dispatch system Island CommuSnook Adams, Chief Phil Silverthorn and the Anna Maria Police Department. Jointly funded, the continual political friction over providing the service at no cost. ICOM was disbanded sometime in 1981-82. The dedication and service of the men and women at ICOM was never in dispute, nor was the value provided to the community. Political friction is the reason it still fails to provide emergency dispatching on the entire island. For approximately 26 years, the Holmes Beach communication system has provided great service to the city, and it could have provided those same services to the entire island at no extra expense. Richard C. Maddox, Cortez of the full-length letter from Maddox appears online at www.islander.org.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 7 10 years agoHeadlines from the March 5, 2003, issue of The IslanderTemps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Feb. 24 67 78 0 Feb. 25 65 82 0 Feb. 26 66 78 0.4 Feb. 27 58 74 0 Feb. 28 53 72 0 March 1 55 62 0 March 2 46 63 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 68.224-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn that budget cuts proposed by Gov. Jeb Bush for 2003-04 included a $15 million reduction in beach restoration grants, which could impact Anna Maria Island renourishment in the coming years. The states portion for a 2002 renourishment project was $3.5 million, Padgett said. signed up for a home water-cleaning system for $5,495 from Florida Water & Utilities Inc. got the contract voided after she complained to the Florida Consumer Services Department. The company said it would test her water for free. After the test, the woman signed what she thought was a notice of the test, but was instead a contract. A CSD spokesperson said many companies target the elderly with tests that arent free. to the California manufacturer that the six trolleys serving the island were too loud. Florida Department of inspect each trolley to determine if it met DOT standards for noise. Each trolley cost $250,000 and was paid for by the county with a federal grant. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org Call 941-778-8978 or ad rep Toni direct: 941-928-8735.The Islander will publish its annual Home/Lifestyle section on advertisers a 10 percent gift from our ad sales goes directly to the Home Tour fundraiser. Included with your Islander ad, the entire section will be available to view and/or download from The IslanderAdditional bonus! Real estate advertisers are invited to participate in a special open house page with home photo and description, including phone number! Quick, talk to Toni to get in on the page.Target your advertising in our section that will include highlights of the featured homes in the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 16 Home Tour.ANNOUNCING A NEW AD BENEFIT : The Islander Special Home/Lifestyle Edition Clint de Toma of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxilliary Carol Sarvis and Boo of Ellenton and Wisconsin enjoy Cityfest and a bowl of strawberry ice cream from the Tylers Ice Cream booth. Scotts Garage performs for the afternoon crowd Imagine this red Flyer crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on its way to and from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Cityfest car show. The custom-made wagon was the top winner of the festival car show held March 2 at Birdie Tebbetts Field.Cityfest chilly, but niceThe March 1-2 festival put on by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce to raise scholarship funding experienced cold weather and low attendance, but a

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8 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER L o c a t e d a t I M G A c a d e m y G o l f C l u b s C o r o n a d o R o o m Rosers dream comes to life in pastors playBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter The doors of the Roser Chapel were propped open for the Feb. 23 afternoon rehearsal of Mr. Rosers Dream, written by the Rev. Gary Batey to mark the 100th anniversary of the chapel and the church founding. Batey, church pastor since 2000, had taken the chancel the chapel stage while cast members in the pews awaited the arrival of more players. Batey imparted some of his considerable speaking experience to the new players, saying, The more you go over your lines out loud, the easier it is. Soon they began to rehearse. After a few stumbles, Batey reassured the cast, saying its OK to use the script. As the play unfolds, theres a history lesson. Batey wrote the play using Our Church and How it Grew and Grew and Grew, a Roser Memorial Community Church history written in 2012 that includes accounts dating back to 1913. He interjected a composite character: Delia. Delia is down and out. Shes struggling with personal burdens and describes herself as a prisoner of her mind. Enter church members from over the years. From the churchs founders, Delia learns how Charles with doors open to everyone, regardless of faith. Roser celebrates 100 years Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, continues to celebrate 100 years on the island with a series of events. The calendar includes: Chorus of the Keys is in concert at the church, with a reception following the show at Relish Cafe & Marketplace, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Admission to the concert is free, but organizers are asking for a free-will offering. a rededication of the chapel, with a celebration across the street. Organizers expect a fairly large crowd. church service, a time-capsule will be buried and a tree planted on the church grounds. Also, Roser anniversary organizers have worked with the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, which has put up a 100th anniversary display at the museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The museum, open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., features old photographs of Roser as well as stories about the construction of the chapel, pastors at the church and its congregation. The Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial Community Church portrays church founder Charles Roser, who consoles Delia, a troubled young woman played by Erin Tribble in Mr. Rosers Dream, performed by church members Feb. 24 as part of Rosers ongoing celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Roser From those who worked to keep John Rosers dream alive after the Great Depression, she hears how people saved the church from near abandonment. Delia next encounters a prisoner of war during World War II, a participant in the Bataan Death March, who also helped the church. Batey reads the lines of POW Steve Raymond, To survive in the prison camps, I dreamed of this place and this chapel. I held onto the dream so tight it became part of me. As other contributors to Rosers place in history become part of her dream, Delia learns the church is not just Mr. Rosers Dream, but also part of many other dreams, including Gods dream to offer help to everyone in need. Perhaps, that is why Delia and others to come will CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER. PIER PLANKS! WE HAVE IT ALL.Rosers 100th anniversary committee chair George Barford stands outside the chapel at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Upcoming 100th year events Prucnell

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 9 WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open 8-4ENTIRE FLEA MARKET OPEN 8AM-4PM Bring the Family, Spend the Day Mon-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 9-8, Sun 9-6 www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Unique clothing and gifts for men, women & children Beach wedding dresses Ladies swimwear for all ages, shape & size Native American Turquoise Jewelry Havaianas Collectible Dolls & Tea Sets Fun Kites for all levels Lots of items up to 50% OFFWe are filled to the brim again with new and unique clothing and gifts, plus everything for the beach! The Beach Shop WINTER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY The chapel at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, turns 100 years old this spring. It now has new renovated doors salvaged from the John Ringling Towers in Sarasota thanks to a group of church volunteers. Islander Courtesy Photo The Rev. Gary Batey serves as pastor of the all-denominational Roser Memorial Community Church. Islander Courtesy Photo congregation chair Cathy Megan, left, recognizes Renal Hook, on the board of religious educa erly, active in the Stephen Ministry, with a plaque for exceptional service to Roser Church. Islander Courtesy Photo Roser members Mike Oney, left, Cathy Daily and Dale Powers, show off the new Roser Chapel

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10 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.com Bradton-Palmetto-Island Loop$5 One Way, $10 Day Pass Dolphin Watch ExcursionAdults $25, Kids $20 Bradton-Palmetto-Island Loop$5 One Way, $10 Day PassSarasota Day TripAdults $25, Kids $20 Egmont Key ExcursionAdults $40, Kids $35 Bradton-Palmetto-Island Loop$5 One Way, $10 Day PassCircle Line Tour AMIAdults $25, Kids $20 Egmont Key ExcursionAdults $40, Kids $35 Sunset Cruise 5 PMAdults $35, Kids $30 Island happenings Send your club, group, event news to news@islander.org. Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives. Send notices and photographs to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Upon consultation, a special formula of spa treatments for your personal rejuvenation. Great before the wedding, or while on vacation! 3 hours $100 ($150 + value) or 5 hours $2005343 Gulf Drive, Suite 500, Holmes Beach 7 days by appointment only. 941.730.3649clairemariespa.comMM28612 Rejuvenation 5704 Marina Drive | Holmes Beac h10-6 | TuesdayFridayLocated at Island Flea 941.779.5350 Handmade Sterling Jewelr y Handmade Handmade Terras Sarasota gallery hosts Trending Women The 530 Burns Gallery is hosting the Trending Women in Art exhibit, which features the work of Myrna Morris, Judy Lyons Schneider and Bettina Sego. The gallery, 530 Burns Lane, Sarasota, will hold a reception 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 8, for people to meet the artists and view their never before seen works under the Banyan tree in Burns Court. For more information, call 941-951-0620.WMFR hosts carwash for Relay for Life The West Manatee Fire Rescue District will host a car wash at the island station, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 9. American Cancer Society Relay for Life. There also will be hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks for sale. 1555.CrossPointe hosts kids spring break events CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold a spring break out program with 9:15 a.m.-noon. sessions March 11-15. The childrens program will feature games, stories, arts and crafts and music. Library hosts Egmont lecture The Friends of the Island Library will host Richard Sanchez lecturing about Egmont Key at 2 p.m. ThursBeach. Sanchez is a lifelong resident of Tampa and president of the Egmont Key Alliance, which seeks to promote and preserve the key and its natural and historical resources. Diana Blake plays the harp for the Off Stage Ladies Valentines luncheon held in February at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Carol Heckman also delivered a dramatic readOff Stage Ladies to meet The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will meet for lunch and a program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Hostesses are Joanne Romans and Beverly Snyder. Miriam Ring and friends will provide entertainment. The cost is $15. For more information and reservations, which are 2181.Womens group to hold thrifty fashion show The Womens Guild of Roser Community Church will hold its annual fashion show and luncheon at noon Tuesday, March 12, in the fellowship hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Models will wear clothing from the guilds thrift Marilyn Shirley will provide the music. Tickets are $10. For more information or reservations, which are required by Friday, March 8, call Peggy Nash at 941Privateers host thieves market The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold a Thieves Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Saturday, March 9. Hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The privateers host vendors selling arts and crafts, antiques, household goods and other items. breakfast items. The privateers will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, selling Big Johns Famous Barbecue and holding a bake sale. Vendor registration begins at $25. The last market date is Saturday, April 13. For more information, call Mary Woodstock ZuchAudubon goes birding in March Manatee County Audubon will lead a shorebird ID class on Anna Maria Island on Saturday, March 9. The class, led by Rick Greenspun and John Ginaven, will meet at 8 a.m. at the Cypress Street Beach access in Anna Maria. Point in Palmetto on Tuesday March 12. Birders will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the welcome center to begin a twohour walk. On Tuesday, March 19, Ron Mayberry will lead a presentation on cranes at the South Manatee Library, 6081 26th St. W., at 1 p.m. Also, the group will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at First United Methodist Church, 330 11th Ave. W., Palmetto. Author to sign, sell books at Cortez shop Jan DiRuzzo, author of The Lost MermaidA Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree, will sign copies of the childrens book at The Sea Hagg, 1304 Cortez Road W., Cortez, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Lily the Mermaid, a character from the book, and Captain Joe, her pirate sidekick, will make a guest appearance. A news release said the book is a mythical tale that will enrich your childs imagination and immerse them in a coastal seascape, where they will meet loggerhead boree. High time at marketAva Zetocha surveys the Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market on dad Nicks shoulders Jan. 19. The two were visiting from Ohio, Miss. Islander Tiemann

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 30 years in Bradenton! Lifelong Learning Academy holds spring events The Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria Island continues a series of free discussion groups and lectures, as well as paid courses. The Einstein Circle discussion groups are meeting Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through April 24, with the exception of March 20. The discussion groups are free to attend, and participants need not register. The following lectures also will take place at 11 a.m., Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. They include: by James Vartuli. Grindal. Lectures also are free to attend, and do not require registration. Classes do require registration and an enrollment fee. Sessions will take place at the center. The schedule includes: Natural histories of Florida at 11 a.m. Mondays, spiritual psychology at 2 p.m. Mondays, the enjoyment of poetry at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, navigating the third age at 11 a.m. Thursdays and mediation: exploring inner space at 2 p.m. Thursdays. For information or to register, call 941-359-4296.Forever young at IGWIsland Gallery West will host Lee Mears for a free demonstration at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9. Mears will offer suggestions for adults to share with children or grandchildren or use for their own artistic pleasure. IGW is at 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the gallery at 941-778-6648.Springfest art, crafts show set for March 9-10 Library hosts lecture on the vegan diet The Friends of the Island Library will host islander Ellen Jaffe Jones lecturing on Eating Vegan at 2 p.m. Holmes Beach. Jones is the author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day. 6341.St. Bernard plans barbecue St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, will serve a barbecue chicken dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The church will be offering a half chicken, salad, baked beans and adult beverage for $10. Childrens dinners will be $5. The dinner will take place in the church activity center. Off Stage producersThe Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players present a check to the Island Players for co-producer honors for March and May shows at the Anna Maria theater. Pictured are Phyllis Glentz, Dorothy Eder, Dolores Harrell, Susan Turner, Carol Heckma, Nancy Ambrose, Marilyn Moroni and Herb Stump. LBK center hosts art show The Longboat Key Center for the Arts will hold its annual community juried exhibition March 8-29 at the center, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Saturday, March 9, with reservations required. For reservations and more information, call 941-3832345 or email lbkca@ringling.edu .Artwalk set for March 8 in Holmes Beach Galleries and boutiques in downtown Holmes Beach will host their monthly Artwalk Friday, March 8. Walkers can meet with artists and enjoy refreshments ing the Artists Guild Gallery, Restless Natives, Island Tattoo, Beach Life AMI, Libbys Jewelry and Gifts and Island Gallery West. The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will mark the event with a celebration of its featured artist of the month, watercolorist Debbie Cason Rankin. A reception will take place at the Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate the work of Anne Abgott that night with a reception. The Anna Maria Island Art League will present its 25th annual Springfest March 9-10 at Holmes Beach city leagues educational programs is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Springfest admission and parking are free. artists who work in a variety of mediums. The judge for the show is Jamie Tracy, and shell be deciding awards for merit, distinction and best of show. The festival also features live music and local food A preliminary list of participants includes: Higgins, Eric Abraham, Tim Bailey, Sara Aune, Douglas Brandow, Cantave Casseus, Anne Derwent, Linda Heath, Jim Hogan, Nanette Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Robin Zimmerman, Nels Johnson, Linda Molto, Debbie Hagstrom, Don Nichols, Shawn Robbins, Linda Soderquist, Anne Marie Solomon, Ward and Sandy Siegler, Kathy Sparks, Lori Resenberger, Richard Stewart, John Cheer, Helen Howard and Josephina Espinosa. Shorebird Monitoring, Cortez Village Historical Society, Magic of Manatee, Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue, Wildlife Rescue Inc., Floridas Water and Land Legacy. Crab, Tylers Gourmet Ice Cream, Maw N Paws Kettle Corn, Chester Foods and Organo Gold Gourmet Coffee & Tea. and Dan Mobley. Other traditions at Springfest include the Young at Art exhibit featuring the work of Manatee County chil2099.

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12 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, March 6 6 p.m. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the Mana-Tweens Book Club. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, March 7 10 a.m. The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts a workshop with acrylic and ink artist Carolyn Ritter. Information: 941-778-1906. 2 p.m. Friends of the Island Library series presents Richard Sanchez, an Egmont Key Alliance member, on exploring Egmont Key, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-34217. 8 p.m. The Island Players opening of Til Beth Do Us Part, which continues through March 24, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Friday, March 8 2 p.m. the Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group meets at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, featuring participating boutiques and galleries. Information: 941-7786648. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for artist Anne Abgott. Information: 941-778-6648. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artist reception with Debbie Rankin, The Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786694. Saturday, March 9 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212. 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. West Manatee Fire Rescue Districts island station, 6001 Marina Drive, hosts a car wash to raise money for Team Publixs American Cancer Society Relay For Life effort. 10 a.m. The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the island origami club. Information: 941-778-6341. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. 10 a.m. The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Lee Mears, Kid Stuff for Grownups. Information: 941-778-6648. 4 p.m. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys, with a reception after the concert. Information: 941-778-0414. 5 p.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church barbecue chicken dinner, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941778-4769. Sunday, March 10 Daylight saving time begins. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest Beach. Information: 941-778-2099 10 a.m. Roser Memorial Community Church chapel rededication at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-0414. Monday, March 11 Spring break begins for Manatee County public school students. Tuesday, March 12 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. 3-5 p.m. The Oldies Beach Dance at the Sandbar RestauMaria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585. Wednesday, March 13 11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and luncheon, the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181. 2 p.m. Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Ellen Jaffe Jones, an author and healthy eating advocate, on Eat Vegan, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-34217. Off-island Thursday, March 7 Noon The Lords Warehouse Fashion Show/Luncheon, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6491. 5-8 p.m. Preview for the 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817. 7 p.m. Longboat Key Historical Society lecture with Joy Baker talking about the writing life, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598. Friday, March 8 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817. Saturday, March 9 Noon-4 p.m. Author Jan DiRuzzo signs copies of The Lost MermaidA Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree at The Sea Hagg, 1304 Cortez Road W., Cortez. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817. Ongoing exhibit, Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862. 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the Waters Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Kifes, Tossies, & Cookie Tins To order, visit: www.kifflekitchen.com or call 1-866-543-3537 Open Year-Round GREAT GIFT IDEAS!PLACE YOUR ORDERS EARLY FOR EASTER! WE SHIP NATIONALLY Nut RollsExceptional Kifes (Kolaczki) and Nut Rolls (Povitica) TRY OUR ENGLISH TOFFEE OPEN-AIR MARKETSU ND A Y, March 10 LOT S OF VENDORS! W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? ABC Rentals and MORE Weve got mens and womens clothing, jewelry, cool shoes, and so much more. Come see all of our great, new merchandise with pricing for every budget. 5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941.929.1850 www.abcrental.com HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 941-465-2338FREE ESTIMATESResidential/Commercial Anna Maria, Bradenton, Sarasota Mobile / Single Home / Driveway Pool Deck / Fences / Screen Enclosures AGAMI welcomes student artist senior art student at Lakewood Ranch High School, with art teachers Abby Flanigan and Terry Thompson and Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island member Diane Remington. AGAMI is recognizing Dameria as its March student of the month and featuring her acrylic painting Uncanny Forest in the Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Courtesy Photo

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 13 Libbys Island Jewelry will also celebrate one of our most important Artisan Jewelers Gogo Ferguson with an important collection of her works.Libbys Island Jewelry HIGH MUSEUM OF ART ATLANTAPresent Works by Georgias Acclaimed Jewelry Designer Gogo FergusonFrom Georgias rural coast to the biggest cities around the globe, Gogo Fergusons iconic designs are now among the Jewelry Collections of many of the worlds most recognized women.Gogo Nature Transformed January 19th, 2013 to July 7th, 2013 LibbysIslandJewelry.comMussel Shell & Pearl NecklaceGogo JewelryInspired by Nature LibbysIslandJewelry.com Sponsored as a community service by A Hair Day Salon Welcome new stylist Su Cooney Haircuts ~Perms~Color~Frost~Roller Set Owner/Stylist Faith ~ Stylist Mary Dont forget! 2 A.M. March 10 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts soup suppers at 6 p.m. Information: 941-778-1813. Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sells settlers bread. Information: 941-778-0492. dancers, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 779-1416. merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. munity Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941778-3580. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Food donations requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580. house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227. Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227. a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668. Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. board meets, Fishermans Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941779-0564. meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579. pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Coming up Homes, various island locations. Holmes Beach city hall at 4 p.m. 100th anniversary with a tree planting and time capsule burial. Show, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Save the date concert, An Afternoon of Opera, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include time, date, location of the event, a description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline is Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.Oldies and goodies Hansen and Bil Bowdish will perform 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, for the Oldies Beach Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Tickets are $8 in advance from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, and $10 at the gate. For more information, visit online at www.amicco.or g or call 941-7788585. Islander Courtesy Photo

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14 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.com Roser Memorial Chapel Centennial Rededication Service 10 AMNo Childrens or Adult Sunday SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational Christian churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Streetlife Two-time director takes on Til Beth Do Us PartDirector Mike Lusk stands aside the Island Players marquis announcing Til Beth Do Us Part, a comedy about marriage opening at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Islander By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Director Mike Lusk is taking the helm at the Island Players for a second time in two years, directing Til Beth Do Us Part, a comic romp of marriage and interThe story revolves around a career-driven Suzannah Hayden played by Island Players newcomer Susan Belvo, and her husband, Gibby, played by perennial favorite Herb Stump. Having appeared in the Island Players Dixie Swim Club in December, Jennifer Eddy again takes the state, this time as Beth Bailey. Bailey is hired by Hayden as a household assistant who, as the play develops, considerably oversteps her role. Cathy Hansel-Edgerton portrays Haydens boss Celia Carmichael, and Laura Morales as Margo James and Heiko Knipfelberg as Hank Russell join the frolicking cast. At the end its very farce-like, with a lot of movement, in and out doors, mistaken identities, and the like, Lusk explained, adding a challenging aspect, the timing of the farce-bits. Til Beth Do Us Part, was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, a trio of playwrights who have penned thousands of plays and television sitcoms and are known for poking fun at things uniquely Southern in their writing. Lusk can relate to Southern. From the small town of Walhalla, S.C., his interest in theater began 30 years ago with Romeo and Juliet in a high school English class, and moved with him to Florida about 10 years ago. Players, The Solid Gold Cadillac, with ambitious set changes and some of the same cast as Til Beth. Hed previously directed community plays in South Carolina, including dinner theater-type murder mysteries and a school play, Our Town, Act II, which was chosen to compete in a regional competition, he said. Not only will Lusk be directing Til Beth, hell also be its sound designer, a role hes taken for the past two years. He will select the music, sound effects and will program the sound board. Manatee Players Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple and Steel Magnolias. Certainly its an avocation, having a full-time career, said Lusk, who works at in the logistics department at Tropicana Products Inc. of Bradenton. Asked whether the theater dovetails into his type of work, he said, Its about trying to be organized, planning, having an analytical mind but for theater, not come through. I hope I succeed. The play runs through March 24 at the community theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees. Tickets are $20. p.m. Monday through Saturday, or go online at www. theislandplayers.org. Island police blotterAnna Maria contact with one of the involved persons, who allegedly used a racial slur. The man was trespassed from the property. The man did not want to drive for fear of being arrested for DUI. A deputy called a taxi, but then received a call while still at the pier that the suspect had jumped from the moving cab near Magnolia Avenue. The deputy observed the man return to his vehicle and get behind the wheel. Before he drove away, the man told the deputy he intended to sleep in his vehicle. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to call someone to pick him up. Fearing the man would try to drive, he was admitted to Manatee Glens. man reported to the MCSO-Anna Maria substation and CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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The Islander Wedding Directory TO ADVERTISE, CONT ACT IWED EXPERT TONI L 5 Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, & guest accommodations all in one location. www .queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.co m 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTER T AINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL A TTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily 941-792-3366 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE Bradenton man arrested for cocaine possessiontold a deputy a woman had come to his house, and at some point she pushed on his nose hard enough to make it bleed and he wanted to press charges. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Marina Restaurant, criminal mischief. A complainant reported he had become engaged in a verbal argument with another man. He decided to leave, but as he attempted to do so, the suspect threw a beer bottle, which broke on the front of his vehicle. The complainant left the area and called MCSO. Two adult family members became involved in an argument over the man inviting unwanted friends to the home. The woman said the friends were coming over and doing drugs and she wanted the man to leave. She told police that during the argument the man accidentally knocked her to the ground. The womans son came out of his bedroom and demanded to know what happened. According to the report, the suspect grabbed the younger male by the shirt and the two exchanged punches. tion. Deputies responded to a man lying on the ground and bleeding from his head. According to the report, the man was intoxicated and unable to explain his injury. nothing happened to him, but then stated he was hit in the head with a bottle. The man became uncooperative with hospital staff and did not want to be treated. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach Feb. 22, 100 block of Ninth Street West, Bradenton, D U I. A 56-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on a and made contact with the bartender. A man was pointed out as causing problems for other patrons, and he was trespassed from the business. plainant reported two bicycles valued at $50 were stolen from his carport. reported a friend had contacted him because he was having a hard time with his drug issue and was feeling weak. The friend arrived later, demanding money and pills. When the complainant refused, the suspect became angry and threatened to burn the victims house with him and his girlfriend inside. He then pushed his friend to the ground and a companion recovered the victims prescription pills. chief. A complainant reported that a man came to his home banging on the windows and doors demanding his keys, which he claimed to have left more than a month ago. The man was informed his keys were in the boat and all he had to do was go look. The suspect became angry and ripped the door off the hinges, causing about $300 in damages. Police made contact with the suspect, who claimed the damage occurred when the complainant slammed the door on his foot. plainant reported he left his wallet at the checkout counter and did not notice until he arrived home. He returned to the store, but management said no one had turned in a wallet. He reported the wallet stolen, saying it contained $50 and several credit cards. animal. Police responded to a call of animal abuse and met with a witness, who pointed out a vehicle with a dog the dog had no water. The dog was panting and appeared loud speaker to summon the owner. The owner claimed he was away from the dog for about 15 minutes, but wit nesses said no one had checked on the dog for 45 minutes. interior of the vehicle to be extremely hot. The owner was issued a citation and animal control was contacted. complainant reported that a woman leaves home for days at a time and leaves her dog in the yard without food or ity. He reported the dog to be thin and covered in mange Animal control was contacted and pledged to send an property, vehicle burglary. A woman told police she was at the city park playing soccer and an iPhone valued at $350 was taken from her unlocked vehicle. She later told police she left messages on the phone for the person to return it without questions. When she returned to the skate park area to search for her phone, a wireless device in her possession made contact with the phone, which was discovered on the sink inside the mens bathroom Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriffs By Mark Young Islander Reporter A Bradenton Beach police officer on routine patrol Feb. 25 observed a minivan strike a pole while attempting to back out of a parking space at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The van continued to approach the Bay Drive roundabout and drove the wrong way, toward approaching stop and made contact with Willie Freeman, 22, of Bradenton. he did not have a drivers license. He was asked to had anything in his pockets that would endanger the tive and handed over a pack of cigarettes containing a bag of crack cocaine. man told police he uses cocaine for recreation, but does not have a drug problem. Freeman was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor driving without a license. He was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $1,620 bond. According to jail records, Freeman posted bond the next day. Court records indicate Freeman has a prior 2009 possession arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, April 5, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Freeman PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPP LY OPEN T O THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304MARCH TIP: Flush micro-irrigation systems and clean the lter.

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16 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Obituaries New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword page 28 page 28 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell benacooper@aol.com www.edwardjones.com Have 401(k) questions? Lets talk. Danny WoodFinancial Advisor.3226 East Bay Drive Anna Maria Island Centre Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941-779-2499 Member SIPC Remembering my brother, a renaissance manBy Gray Mullins Special to The Islander Recently, I lost my brother Patrick Lee Mullins, who, like me and the rest of my three siblings, Linda, Nancy and Bert, was raised on Anna Maria Island. He was my older brother of three years and I was one year younger than my oldest brother, Bert. As a child, I was likely a bother to my older brothers. Three years can make such a difference when young. Regardless, I always looked for their approval in various arenas and they were always considerate enough to include me. I may not recall the facts exactly, but this is how I remember things. My brothers and I seemed always to have a boat. At a young age, our neighbor and close family friend gave outboard motor, which eventually was passed down to me. Brush painted with green house paint, it must have looked pretty sad, but to us it was great. On occasions it had to be started with a rope pull but, with time, its repair became an education. From this engine developed an uncanny ability to discern mechanical problems among us all. I liken it to a scene from The Matrix, as if we developed the ability to see inside the engine and watch the parts function or malfunction. Pats insight was perhaps the keenest of us all. In college, he chose to pursue elementary education, and subsequently a media specialty. He thought he hated math, but he knew engineering principles. He sensed them, perhaps from the many observations of our youth, or perhaps by trial and error. I later realized how amazing his insights were as I came to wrestle engineering topics in college. Im certain he never encountered a problem realize how gifted he was. Maybe Ive painted the picture of a shade tree mechanic; in fact, I came across a photo of Pat with an engine hanging from a tree that he rebuilt, only to learn an ignition wire was bad. It was an unending source of laughter and humiliation for us. But he was much more than a closet engineer or mechanic, he loved music. He played jazz trumpet, sang in barbershop quartets, played baroque trumpet concertos and arranged church hymns in four-part harmony both for brass and vocal quartets. In high school, while I was a freshman and he a senior, he agreed to accompany me in an Easter presentation at Roser Memorial Community Church. I was to sing and he was to play trumpet, a Messiah piece. My memory says it didnt go so well, no fault of Pat. Bert and Pat often would joke that sports were not their forte. But Pat was a tremendous runner and fast. I know this because I could never outrun him. No one could. how he could move his legs that fast. The bionic man? But because he loved to play trumpet, he and another trumpet player, Elston, would run long distances in high school to improve their lung capacity. They were good. I heard him play every day for the year he and I were both in high school jazz band together. After an hour of playing to incredible heights every morning, he would complain his lips were hamburger, but he still played the morning school revelry over the intercom. Fast forward 30 years, and Pat was a husband, father of two grown boys, school teacher and friend to so many. His generosity appeared to have no limits. He gave his time to everyone for anything. If ever I stumbled on to a peculiar problem, he would better still, he would say bring it by and well take a look at it. That was the best.Dan Toler Southern rock guitar legend Dangerous Dan Toler, 65, former member of the Allman Brothers and Dickey Betts & Great Southern and the Toler Brothers band s, once a resident of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 25 near his hometown of Sarasota, Fla. Toler was diagnosed in 2011 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrigs disease. Since then, several star-studded benefits were held to help pay his medical bills and to raise awareness of the disease. Best known as Dangerous Dan Toler and brother David Frankie Toler were living in Holmes Beach when they both got a start with Dickey Betts & Great band-titled debut album and Atlantas Burning Down a year later. Gregg Allman also lived then in Holmes Beach the Tolers followed Betts into the band and stayed until 1982. They went on the road with the Gregg Allman Band, recording the hit Im No Angel and the album of the same name, as well as Just Before the Bullets Fly. From there, Dan Toler went on to play in several southern rock and jazz-fusion projects. His last album Townsend of the Sanford-Townsend Band. Brother Frankie Toler died June 4, 2011, at the age of 59 from complications following a liver transplant. A celebration of life for Dan Toler will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 1201 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota. Toler Patrick Mullins

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 17 MY BROTHER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Own a cottage on Anna Maria or any other island you choose to call home. For information on your AquaVILLA built to be your home away from home call Allan Bazzy 941.840.4030 or write to allanbazzy@gmail.comPRE CONSTRUCTION $149,990 Own a cottage on Anna Maria or any ANNA MARIA ISLAND 105481Realtors Welcome! He gave to his students in ways they couldnt really appreciate until years passed. He pushed them to strive for excellence and often paid for their standardized testing fees to ensure deadlines werent missed. To this end, and in his memory, his wife Jill has established a trust fund at Palmetto High School to pay the ACT or SAT registration fees for needy students. I encourage all who knew him to contribute. Thanks for reading. Make your donation to: Pat Mullins Trust Fund, Attention: Maria Stoddard, Palmetto High School, 1200 cause. He had gone out in his small outboard boat, which was recovered, and after being missing for several days, he was found Feb. 5 near Emerson Point. Snag develops in 27th Street HB. v. BB settlementBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Stormwater drainage and public easement appear to be the sticking points in the proposed settlement to the and Bradenton Beach involving the Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. Holmes Beach will hold a shade meeting at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, to address the stalemate. City attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners Feb. 26 that settlement talks had reached an impasse, but declined further comment. A shade meeting is an exception to Floridas Sunshine Laws, requiring commissioners discussions about city business to be conducted in the open. The exception allows public bodies to meet in private to discuss pending litigation. Minutes of the meeting are made public once the matter is settled. The dispute began in 2008 when Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach, between the bayfront and Gulf Drive, to the Sandpiper mobile home park, which is situated Beach objected to the conveyance, but let the matter drop until signs, fences and a locked gate appeared in August 2011. the transfer, following an unsuccessful attempt to resolve the matter through private negotiations and the states pality sues another. Holmes Beach offered to settle the suit two months ago if Sandpiper conveyed a drainage easement and public access, took down signs and removed any locks on gates. In a string of emails Feb. 13-15 between Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, city attorney Patricia Petruff and Sandpiper president Doug LeFevre, the citys representatives asked Sandpiper to sign the easement, but LeFevre objected. This is not an acceptable easement, he wrote. LeFevre told Monti that Holmes Beach should enter an interlocal agreement with Bradenton Beach to coordinate stormwater issues. resulted in a $5,000 expense and a year-and-a-half wait for Holmes Beach to reimburse its share of the cost. And, in considering Holmes Beachs settlement offer, Bradenton Beach substituted a requirement for an interlocal agreement for the easement. The agreement will coordinate Holmes Beachs stormwater access through Bradenton Beachs easement on the Sandpiper-owned street. On Feb. 15, LeFevre wrote, Bradenton Beach has approved signing this agreement with you, and we are in agreement with Bradenton Beach. Its just Holmes Beach were waiting for. Monti replied to LeFevre that Holmes Beach is recommending the easement document. Once again we are not talking about any land ownership issues here, simply the right to have access is our concern. Monti told LeFevre that when he leaves office, Without an easement there would be no assurances that Thus far, attorney fees reported by Holmes Beach are Doggy in the windowRowan Slater, 8, of Portland, Maine, and mom a rescued puppy in the care manager of The Islander newspaper and owner of Rescue. The family visited pies Feb. 21 at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive. The little rascals are waiting in a foster or forever home.

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School/sports physicals Pre-employment testing Minor surgical procedures Physical exams Injuries and illnesses Screenings and X-rays And more BRADENTON WEST Serving Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and West BradentonTOWNCAR SERVICE RATESto/from Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key$80$75$35Flat-rate pick up on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15Local AND Long Distance 941-730-8803 or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15 By Mark Young Islander Reporter After months of navigating governmental red tape, Bradenton Beach is one signature away from repairing the day dock adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier. According to Bradenton Beach Police Department Lt. John Cosby, adviser to the Community Redevelopment Agency, work to the day dock could begin any day. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has the last piece of paper they need to sign and we are good to go, said Cosby at a Feb. 20 CRA meeting. Cosby said there were some discrepancies in what some of the other involved agencies assumed the city was going to do and what the project really consisted of, but been made. He said Duncan Seawall is standing by to begin the project, which consists of bringing in a barge on the water, lifting the damaged dock sections out of the water for repairs and removing the ones that cannot be repaired. Repairs consist of replacing dock ballasts and hinges that were designed for a lake dock, not for the rougher waters of Sarasota Bay. Wave action caused the hinges to fail and the dock sections were separated. The dock was shut down about a month prior to the June arrival of Tropical Storm Debby. The storm damaged the dock beyond simple repairs and it has remained closed. Its been estimated that at least four sections will be eliminated from the original nine sections, reducing the negatively impact the primary use, which is a drop off point for boaters and water taxis. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse questioned whether sequestration possible massive federal spending cuts set to go into effect March 1 would impact the project if there were further delays. Weve already signed the funding agreement, Cosby said. The $120,000 is there. Its committed. Weve signed all the documents that commit that funding to Bradenton Beach. Cosby complimented the FEMA response team that inspected the three projects submitted by the city following Debby. He said the delays were neither the citys nor FEMAs fault. What happened was the Florida Department of Environmental Protection used to issue permits on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Cosby. The governor came in looking to cut costs and thats what separated the permit process, so the corps is doing their own permits now. Cosby said the city was not made aware of that fact until the permit application was submitted. The corps then misevaluated the project, but building The Bradenton Beach day dock, adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier, is one signature away from the startup of repair work after about nine months of waiting. Mark Young had to show the corps in their own operations manual that this project didnt require what they were asking for. Once it went up the chain, they came back and told us we were right and gave us our permit. Cosby said the project is one FEMA signature away. All permits are in place and the funding is in place, he said. We are waiting for one signature from one end. Construction, once started, is expected to take about a month and will not impact the daily operations of the pier or Rotten Ralphs Restaurant. Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. 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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 19 AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 Now that you have some time on your hands, its time to shop for all those cute things your friends keep pinning on Pinterest. These stores all specialize in unique and offer great customer service. For certain, The Islander knows where to shop. We bet any one of these shops will have the item youre looking for, because these shops are stocked anywhere else. And remember it always feels good to shop local and buy local. Giving Back in Holmes Beach offers new merchandise every week. And remember, when shopping at Giving Back, you get awesome deals and give back proceeds go to local charities. At Steffs Stuff, its always a good time to shop for fabulous vintage jewelry and other accessories for your wardrobe. See the great selection at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For information, call Steffs Stuff Antiques at 941-383-1901. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Unique Finds Spring in the air, and not just in Florida. Nancy is ready to do some cleaning, so every item in her secret garden will be 20 percent off though March 15. Get your garden fabulous with shabby chic planters, tables, chairs, and more. While youre in, ask the girls about their upcoming events for cable TVs Mad Men season premier and a special Ladies Tea and Garden Party. Tide and Moon s location on Pine Avenue is a must-do. What better way to remember paradise found than the Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant, handcrafted by Laura Shely and only available at Tide and Moon. What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and daily appointments for accepting more, the content in the shop is constantly changing. Check it out. Youll be saying, Wow, What a Find! Community Thrift Shop wants to know if youre ready to change things up for the new year? It is looking for quality consignments with 50-60 percent to the consignor. Call the store for details. With deals like these, who cant afford to do a thrifty makeover on their home or vacation rental? Dont forget to say, The Islander sent me. Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vintage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Ave. E. 941-708-0913 Like us on Facebook!CobwebsAntiques and More Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-4 Jewelry Tide and Moon Exclusive Anna Maria Island Pendant Handmade by Laura Shely Steffs Stuff Antiques & TreasuresJ 941.383.19015380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101, Longboat Key at the Centre Shops, Buttercuponline@hotmail.com Anna Maria building permits in pipeline proceed to processBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Acting on the 3-2 vote of the Anna Maria City Comwho meet the exemption criteria established by the commission. The commission had enacted an administrative building moratorium and previously instructed Welch not to issue building permits. But a Feb. 20 vote allowed applications in the pipeline to proceed through the process. Welch said he was inundated with telephone calls the morning after the commission vote and, after several lengthy calls, had to put a halt to further questions while he prepared the exemption criteria. mitted to prove a project is in the pipeline is accurate and true. Welch is conferring with city attorney Jim Dye on each application before any permits are issued. Welch told commissioners Feb. 20 he has 15 potential applicants for building permits, 12 of them planned a single-family home with a reasonable number of bedrooms. The commission is attempting to limit the number of multi-bedroom homes built in the city that can easily be turned into vacation rentals for multiple families or large groups of people. In a memo to potential applicants, Welch said criteria for an exemption includes executed contracts for design, engineering and soil samples, proof of actual expenditures, proof of obligations to pay for work performed, design documents, projects seaward of the coastal construction control line that have received a notice to proceed from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and any other form of proof that shows the project has been under substantial development and is proceeding in good faith. Welch said applicants for the exemption would be if approved. Please, be patient as this process will be timeconsuming and requests for additional information or adjustments may be made. It is in your best interest to apply as early in this process as possible, Welch wrote. Comments sought for ood insurance rate maps have worked with agents of the Federal Emergency Management Agency the past few months developing a the public to comment. The period for public comment and appeal for the building requirements. Property owners, renters, real estate and insurance agents, mortgage lenders in Manatee County are encouraged to view the preliminary maps and provide comment, the release said. The preliminary maps may be viewed at www. or at one of several locations around the county. Questions and comments may be delivered to the various building department at locations including: Drive Holmes Beach. Isles Road, Longboat Key. Residents of unincorporated Manatee County can

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Celebrate St. Patricks Day Holmes Beach planner turns dock limit into setback limits By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A proposed one-lot, one-dock ordinance appears to be losing steam in Holmes Beach, but a similar one may soon address dock setbacks. At their second and final reading, the Holmes Beach City Commission voted 3-2 to continue the Feb. 26 public hearing which saw one dissenter take the podium on a proposed ordinance thought to clarify the citys one-dock rule. The proposed ordinance also incorporates Florida Department of E nvironmental Protection regulations and requires owners to prove conformity to the more stringent of either the D E P or the citys rules before building a dock. Tuesday, March 12, public hearing. At the Feb. 26 hearing, Terry Parker of 68th Street objected to the proposed new rule, saying if a property has waterfront on more than one side, it should be allowed. Commissioner Judy Titsworth said she became acutely aware of dock problems through a situation next door to her home. She described how condominium ownership resulted in two-single family homes and two-plus docks that lace proper setbacks on less than 65 feet of water frontage. Its not the number of docks as much as its the setbacks, said Titsworth, adding that the DEPs 25-foot setbacks are reduced to 10 feet where there is less than 65 feet of waterfront. setback issue, moved instead for the continuance. Commission Chair Jean Peelen directed Titsworth to work with city attorney Patricia Petruff and city planner Bill Brisson to craft a new version of the ordinance. and Commissioners Pat Morton and Marvin Grossman voted in favor of the dock ordinance. Commissioner David Zaccagnino voted against it, saying residents docks. Zaccagnino and Peelen opposed Titsworths request for a continuance. They favored concentrating on issues to lift the Residential-2 building moratorium imposed by the commission in December. Morton joined Titsworth, saying the concern was not about docks. Grossman said he needed more time to understand the various concerns. Zaccagnino said, It was changed to say dock from docks, and read aloud other parts of the proposed ordinance. Titsworth pointed out another part of the ordinance included the states setback requirements, and in the case involving her neighbors property, she disagreed with a recent D E P interpretation allowing multiple docks and 10-foot setbacks on one platted lot. Im looking at what could happen next, she said. Peelen said, My preference would be to vote up or down, yes or no, and get this thing off the docket. This is not an issue I have heard yelled from the streets of Holmes Beach, Peelen continued. Its just not. And weve spent a lot of time on it already, and Im frustrated, and really dont want to continue this so we can get an entirely new take on it, or an amendment with a new focus. Titsworth responded that considering the time and money expended, it was important to address the concerns prior to passing an ordinance that could govern the city for a long time to come. Compared to D E P rules, the citys rules are more restrictive as the state permits two docks in some cases, while the city allows only one. Titsworth said the citys one-lot, one-dock rule had previously not been enforced, she added. My stance on this whole thing was if you have the footage you can have three docks. I dont want to limit homes to one dock, Morton said. It got changed by everyone talking about it, he added. After the meeting, Titsworth said the dock ordinance shed like to see will aim to nip it in the bud for others in situations similar to hers. Ordinance turn-around In a two-day turn around, Brisson revised the onedock, one-lot proposed ordinance into a proposed rule to limit docks in accordance with shoreline frontage. With a review by Petruff, Brisson told commission ers Feb. 28 hes comfortable with the revised rule that appears to meet the criteria of the commissions com ments from the earlier meeting. Based on the previous meeting, Brisson said he got the impression the commission didnt want to continue the one-dock limitation, Brisson said. According to Brisson, the biggest change with the revision is, You may have one boat dock per shoreline frontage, provided there is approval by the DEP. The new ordinance also treats properties in condominium ownership as one parcel. Brisson said the city does not allow land condomin ium divisions regardless of how the DEP interprets it, and setbacks will now rely on the parcels shoreline. 5801 Marina Drive. Bayfront and canalfront homes in Holmes Beach may be impacted by the citys proposed dock ordinance. Commissioners will continue to look at the ordinance at a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at city hall, 5801 Marina

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 21 5315 gulf driv e holmes beach 941-77 8-0411 www.eathereannamaria.com One of Floridas best new restaurants Meet me at Holmes Beach City Hall around 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, and well strut our stuff at 4 p.m. in celebration of St. Patricks Day in the Beach Bistro St. Pats Day Parade! Irish lads and lassies, bagpipers and Irish at heart are especially welcome! P.S. Sham Rockin party in the field 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Come have fun! Judy the parade-loving elephant Sponsored as a community service byTortuga Inn beachfront pergola progresses quickly By Mark Young Islander Reporter The Tortuga Inn Beach Resort pergola sparked minor more than a year ago but is progressing on the beachfront, following a lengthy permit process. Some citizens expressed opposition to any development on the beach side of the Gulf of Mexico, but permits were granted and Tortuga owner David Teitelbaum said construction of the pergola will soon be completed. This has been in the works for about a year and a half, said Teitelbaum. Its a process that included getting approvals from the city commission and planning and zoning, as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Teitelbaum said once the city approved the project, a very extensive submission was made to DEP about six months ago. We received approval from DEP to do the construction around September and construction started Feb. 1. Now that we have the structure in place, we are proceeding with dune planting and building up the dunes, said Teitelbaum. We obviously had to disturb the sea oats and dunes to put the structure in, so we are in the process of not only replacing what was there, but enhancing it. Completion of the pergola is still a few months away, but approval for Teitelbaums plans from the city was not so easy to come by. The pergola is situated on land zoned for preservation by the city, and members of the planning and zoning board found construction in the zone to be a violation of the citys comprehensive plan, similar to the opposition the board had for a proposed parking lot on the beach at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N. The parking lot issue resulted in the resignation of several members of the P&Z board, ridicule from the city, and a lawsuit brought by three citizens including two former P&Z members against the city that is still pending to halt the project. The city commission voted to approve in spite of a recommendation from P&Z to deny the pergola. Teitelbaum is a developer, but said his history lies in preservation, so he understands the importance of progPreservation development was his first love and he worked on projects in New York City that include Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Center, to name a few. His preservation development work has garnered many awards from such organizations as the Preservation League of New York, Upper East Side Historical District and New York Landmarks Conservancy. He said he has a clear understanding of what his responsibility is as a developer in an environmentally sensitive area. We still have to go back to DEP for the solar lighting and FWC to get approval for turtle-friendly lightwe have to respect that. We have to be harmonious with them. We cant just come in and take it all over. While Teitelbaum is seeking approvals, he said the pergola is primarily for daytime use. Im very actively involved with the quiet enjoyment of the people we bring in, he said. We are family oriented and not trying to bring in the frat-house crowd. We want to welcome tourists, but not tourists that come here and disrupt our neighbors and turtles. That kind of balance has to be created. resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., creating it for the purpose of conducting weddings was discussed. Teitelbaum said it would be used for weddings, but its a secondary purpose to the overall enjoyment for his guests. We are in the wedding business and have been for years in a big way at our four resorts, he said, noting Tortuga is probably his best wedding venue. The pergola, he said, will enhance Tortugas wedding atmosphere and compliment the penthouse and six associated units designed to accommodate wedding parties. The idea of the pergola is to have a beachside wedding chapel, but its not the primary use, he said. The primary use is for our guests to take a meal or a glass of wine and enjoy themselves. Its a place where they can get off the sand, but still enjoy the beach. Teitelbaum said his resorts combine to accommodate So yes, well do some of our weddings there, but we can do anniversaries, reunions and we do a lot of corbusiness and weddings are certainly a part of that. Teitelbaum said the construction should be completed within days. At that time he will approach the city to get a temporary use permit for daytime activities, while he wades through the lighting permit process with DEP and FWC. So it should be a couple of months before everything is done, he said. We want to make sure the dunes and sea oats are done, too. Im a historic preservation person, so I want people to know that quality of life is important to me. This is my home. I work here, I live here and Ill die here. Hopefully not anytime soon, though. Teitelbaums resorts in Bradenton Beach also include Seaside Inn & Resort, 2200 Gulf Drive N., Tradewinds Resort, 1603 Gulf Drive N. and Old Bridge Village, 115 Third St. S. The pergola at Tortuga Inn Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, is almost completed after a lengthy permitting process and some public opposition.

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Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, greets Jack Smulowitz at a town meeting sponsored by The Islander Feb. 28 at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Concerns about House Bill 883 a state law widely criticized for usurping home rule with respect to rentals dominated a Feb. 28 town hall meeting in Holmes Beach, featuring state Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. Ive come to the conclusion that the status quo is not working, Galvano said of HB 883. Galvano listed other challenges going into the March 5 start of the legislative session, including Medicaid funding; the troubled citrus industry; interstate and in-state water issues; revitalizing the housing industry; support for technology education and businesses; and encourageGalvano was elected to the Florida senate in NovemA Bradenton attorney, he represents 500,000 people in seven counties, including Manatee. He previously served the four-term limit eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. Introducing the topic of HB 883, Galvano said it was with a concern for property rights. He said his main focus will be working with the people of District 26. Galvano told about 25 people gathered in Holmes Beach chambers that he understood Anna Maria Islands concerns, having vacationed as a youth and lived on the island, and that hes spoken to many people about developers and investors taking advantage of the island. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said, It seems like a But Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino Holmes Beach Commission Chair Jean Peelen said she favored a repeal of House Bill 883 because of its assault on home rule. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and Commissioners Judy Titsworth and Marvin Grossman, elected last November, ran on a platform to stop rental abuses and construction-related problems. especially on Anna Maria to manage its own destiny. I am going to look into the option of repealing the bill, Galvano said. For me its the bigger issue. It drives me crazy when Washington tells us what it wants. With 883, its a little different, but the same concept. It goes back to favoring the government closest to the people, he said. Monti said hes hoping to turn around a 20 percent population loss on the island. The repeal of HB 883 would assist the city in doing that, he said. cant rezone to correct the rental imbalance. She said new tourism is crowding out winter snowbirds six-month visitors. I dont see any amendment. I see a repeal thats needed, Titsworth said. Some in the audience agreed Anna Maria Island might be one of the few remaining areas in Florida lack ing high-rises and the transformation to primarily vaca tion rentals. At stake is the islands small town feel, with its active community, school, churches, museum and comherself as a year-round resident. Holmes Beach resident Terry Parker said, The real issue here is our fragile island. Were losing our perma nent population, with people knocking down one house and building two. Holmes Beach resident Marie Franklin, owner of a real estate sales and rental company in Anna Maria, favored the repeal of HB 833. Weve disciplined our tenants, and we notify them of city rules, she said. We had a nice balance for years, and didnt need the rules. Something has to change in order to see a return of residents, she added. Local investor Miriam Martin of Bradenton, who owns two old Florida homes in Holmes Beach, acknowledged AMIs rental problems, but worries the pendulum could swing too far in the other direction, and impact local investors who pay taxes, have responsible tenants and contribute to the local economy. During the meeting, Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb stood as if to ask a question, and promptly to a potential Sunshine Law violation. Following some argumentative comments, he left the meeting. But both Islander publisher Bonner Joy and Holmes Beach clerk Stacey Johnston responded that the notice had been posted both at city hall and in the newspaper, although it is not likely required. Anna Maria Commissioner Dale Woodland then took the mic, announcing he had no problem speaking and the discussion continued. After the meeting, Galvano said it was his inclina how it impacts the rest of the state.

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Island Real Estate lived up to its No. 1 seed, sweeping the championship over Tylers Ice Cream 25-20, Moss paced IRE with seven kills and two service aces in Moss chipped in two kills. Mark Templeton and Tyler Bekkerus led Tylers with kills in the loss. Tylers Ice Cream advanced to the championship with Berkery adding two blocks. Duncan Real Estate was led by Mark Pennells nine kills, while E d Moss chipped in with three kills and Mike Bugel and Mackenzie Kosfeld paced Lobstahs with four kills each in the loss. Flag football playoff seeds set The regular season of the NFL Flag Football league at the center has come to a close and a second season playoffs has begun. LPAC Cardinals earned top seed in the 8-10 division Lobstahs Browns 33-13. The Browns loss lifted LPAC second seed. Coastal Orthopedic Bears earned the third seed, while Tylers Ice Cream grabbed fourth seed. Miller E lectric Chargers, Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins, Air & E nergy Jets and Beach Bistro Buccaneers round out there were no upsets and the top four seeds held serve easily. LPAC Cardinals shutout Beach Bistro Buccaneers 18-0, while Lobstahs Browns blew away Air & Energy Jets 25-6. Coastal Orthopedic Bears eased past Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins 18-12, while Tylers Ice Cream Vikings defeated Miller Electric Chargers 18-6. Top-seeded LPAC will take on fourth-seed Tylers Ice Cream March 5 after press time for The Islander. That game is preceded at 6 p.m. by No. 2 Lobstahs against Coastal Orthopedic. Holy Cow Cardinals wrapped up the top seed and earned a bye in the 11-13 division thanks to an earlier victory over second-place Ross Built Dolphins. Lobstahs Buccaneers grabbed third seed, while the high-scoring Beach Bum Ravens took fourth seed. E at Here Colts, Walter & Associates Bears and Edgewater Jaguars followed in the season standings. The seedings pretty much held in the 11-13 division as Ross Built obliterated seventh seed Edgewater Realty and Lobstahs shutout Walter & Associates 34-0. The only minor upset saw No. 5 E at Here Colts outlast Beach Bum Ravens 34-28. Eat Here now turns its sights to top-seed Holy Cow Cardinals, while Lobstahs takes on Ross Built. Both games were held March 4 after deadline. Integrity Sound Falcons rolled past West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers 34-6 Feb. 26. Despite the loss, the BuccaMarch 5. Walter & Associates Bears earned the third seed, and Beach to Bay Construction Browns followed in the season standings. Both opening round games were competitive in & Associates Bears edged Beach to Bay Construction Browns 20-15. E at Here now takes on Integrity Sound March 4, while Walter & Associates takes on West Coast Surf Shop on March 5. Look for the winners for the Super Bowl staging in next weeks report. Key Royale golfer dominates third hole Another busy week for golfers at Key Royale Club was highlighted by a hole-in-one by John Sagert Feb. The women of Key Royale Club hosted a charity event Feb. 19 with Mote Marine Laboratory Animal Hos Mary Selby and Judy Ward co-chaired the event that prospered with a large, hard-working committee. Through hole sponsors, a silent auction and a very generous donation by Bob and Carol Carter helped raise more than $10,000 for the hospital. The Key Royale men also volunteered time to help the cause, while Chef Robert and staff served up a delectable luncheon to follow the play. The team of Marcia OBrien, Penny Auch, Donna nament, but the real winner, said Selby, is the animal hospital. The mens handicap club championship matches continued with several second-round matches completed last week. Jim Auch, Dale Hudson, Barry Izzard, Fred Miller, Mike Selby, John Cassese and Larry Pippel each earned easy victories to advance to the next round, while Vince Mercadante slipped past Neal Hammer by one hole. Next week, Izzard takes on Selby, Miller plays Mercandate, Hudson plays Pippel and Auch takes on Cassese. In regular golf action, club members played a ninehole handicap scramble March 1. The team of Ron Robinson, Mary Martin, Mary Ann Kammerlin and Carl Voyles strokes over Sandy Burrell, Joan Parrish, Matt Behan and Tom Lewis. The members teamed up again Feb. 28 for another scramble. The team of Laura Purcell, Hoyt Miller, John E stok and Ken Rickett matched the 2-unde-par 30 carded by John Purcell, Gary E isner, Tom Nelson and Tom The men played an 18-hole two-best-balls-of-four Weir, Charlie Yole and Tom Lewis combined to card a second place was the team of Andy Barber, Matt Fuenfschilling and Marty Golden. The team of Pieter Thomassen, Neil Hammer, Danny Hayes and Bill Gallgher was alone in third place at 20-under 108. The men played a nine-hole low-net-of-partners match Feb. 25. Jim Auch and Charlie Knopp combined Huntzinger and Vince Mercadante. MORE online at www.islander.org.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 25 sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenSPECIAL PACKAGE: Kayak + Paddle + PFD = 1 low price! Complete Line of Kayak Accessories, Racks & CartsTop Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayaks Guides and Fishing Charters GOLF LINKS A CHALLENGING COURSE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island anglers are catching a variety of species when the weather cooperates. As we enter March, springtime patterns should start emerging unless we get some late cold fronts like the one we experienced last week. Strong winds, rain and a sudden drop in temperature shiners for bait. Redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook are readily taking live shiners, especially on the afternoon high tides. Now, due to the recent cold front, back up. Try fishing docks for reds, black drum and sheepshead. You can also walk the beaches when the surf is minimal and jig for pompano. ted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. By using live shiners for bait, Gross is leading his clients to respectable catches of all the familiar species. Gross feels that while with a No. 2 Eagle Claw live-bait hook. At a time when popping cork to keep his baits out of the grass. In deeper water, he is simply free-lining baits. in the feeding mood, Gross is switching tactics. Gross is local docks on live shrimp. noon high tides. By quietly motoring through shallow spooked and not responding to live baits. By simply It just goes to show that sometimes thinking outside the box can be rewarding. You never know what you might catch when using chunk baits. Girle also is still jigging up pompano in south Sarasota Bay. Small bullet-head pompano jigs tipped with fresh-cut shrimp are the ticket. While jigging, Girles clients are catching Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, jack Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle says sheepshead are the highlight of the week. Pier fishers are For bait, live shrimp is working well. Other baits that worms. Remember to use a small stout hook when tar with pliers. A stout hook will aid in removal and wont be likely to bend when gripped and turned with pliers. Spotted seatrout are responding to soft plastics combined with a lead jighead. Oldham suggests drifting over holes. As for bait, a Berkley Gulp shrimp in either New Penny or Molting colors is recommended. although the bite is sporadic. U sing pompano jigs rigged Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says sheepshead are dominating the bite. Sheepherders are using live bite. Dont be surprised to walk out on the pier and see Average size of the sheepies being caught at the pier is 1-3 pounds. Meanwhile, Spanish mackerel are beginning to show using Gotcha plugs or speck rigs are reeling up macks in the 12to15-inch range. While targeting mackerel, pier if you let them. In closing, a few black drum and pompano are being the drum, cast a shrimp under the pier for best results. For the pompano, try casting your shrimp out away from the pier. Earl Jaffe, Nat Coats visiting from Illinois, Maine and New York show off pompano caught on a recent trip with Capt. Warren Girle. Mark Schumacher of Ohio shows off his catch on a charter trip with Capt. Warren Girle a 28 1/2-inch said it was the biggest trout his crew had ever seen. Capt. Trek Hackney of Holmes Beach shows off a whopper spotted seatrout caught in Terra Ceia Bay. It was 25 inches long and weighed 6 pounds.

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26 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! Charming cottage in Cortez Village, 1/1 w/1 car garage. $209,000. mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Featured Home Understanding Professional Dedicated Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTORLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217 Check out our online vacation rental catalog on Anna Maria Island and at Herons Watch, Bradenton. www.Florida-Dreams.com We speak English, German, French and Hungarian 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599We listen. We list. We sell.We are real estate professionals who specialize in listing and selling properties to meet clients individual needs. Call us anytime, 981-808-6220 or 941-809-5565 or visit our website, cellwithmelandbarb.com. Barb and Mel Neely HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/V ACA TION RENT ALS For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty Providing Personalized Island Service to Buyers and Sellers 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 34217 Jo Anne Lanza, Realtor 941-518-6507www.IslandReal.com/Jo-Anne-Lanza JLanza@tampabay.rr.comGail Tutewiler, Realtor 941-705-0227www.IslandGail.com GailTuteRE@aol.com Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool, tennis, covered parking, bay access, water views, elevator, future bookings, and new A/C and new roof are just some of the features of this condo. Just bring your ipops and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755. New shuttle schedule The Anna Maria Island Shuttle Service, which oper ates the Island Pearl cruise vessel from the Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton, has adopted a new schedule for March. Co-owner Capt. Tracey Dell said the free tours have ended, as has the Bradenton-Palmetto route. Meanwhile, Dell has added the M.V. Minnow, a 20-passenger vessel, to the shuttle service and will sail both boats weekdays from the Twin Dolphin Marina. A stop at the Tortuga Inn dock, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, has been added to the route, he said, and a Dolphin Watch cruise has been added to the schedule. With two boats operating daily, Dell said the Anna Maria Island Circle Line will continue and an excursion to Egmont Key has been added. A day trip to Sarasota is also on the schedule. On Tuesday, March 29, the Island Pearl will conduct a Manatee River history cruise with historian Cathy Slusser, departing at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from the Twin Dolphin Marina for the history cruise. For more information, go to www.amishuttleservice. com Lynn Zemmer, left, of Edgewater Real Estate, 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, has teamed with Elaine Mullhaupt of SolTerre vacation properties, 2501 Gulf Bridge Street to handle real estate transactions and Rick CatlinSolTerre teams with Edgewater Real Estate E laine Mullhaupt of SolTerre Vacation Properties has joined with Lynn Zemmer, E dgewater Real E state, 104 will handle real estate transactions and vacation rental management. Street, Zemmer said, and Mullhaupt has begun working on the real estate side of the business. Its just wonderful that we now have the capacity and expertise to handle everything in the real estate and vacation rentals industry, Zemmer said. This is an idea weve been working on for some Zemmer said Mullhaupt is concentrating on real estate during March because, thanks to her hard work and a great tourist season, all properties she manages have been rented for the month. Isnt it great? asked Zemmer. Were all going to be very busy this month and its already a tremendous season. Eat Here featured in national trade magazine The three E at Here restaurants owned by Holmes Beach restaurateur Shawn Murphy were recently featured in Nations Restaurant News magazine. The writer talked with Murphy, who also owns the Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, about how Eat Here began several years ago from his ideas of a new concept for dining in the area. The Eat Here restaurants feature a more casual, less expensive menu than Beach Bistro and are less focused on style, Murphy told the magazine. Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Another E at Here opened on Main Street, Sarasota, the following year, and the Siesta Key location in December 2012. Chamber planner The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Stonewood Grill and Tavern, Cost of the lunch is $15 and members are asked to bring a guest. Reservations are required. bers monthly sunrise breakfast will be at St. Stephens Episcopal School, 315 41st St. W., Bradenton Bridge Street Market manager Melissa Enders, left, congratulates the March 3 gumbo winners, second and third place Island Time Bar & Grill.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 27 SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.GULF FRONT COMPLEX Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Waters Edge. Lush landscaping, private heated pool, tennis and elevator! $369,000 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE TENNIS RACKETS: SPALDING and Prince. Like new, $30 each, six-piece crystal salad set, $40. Sally, 941-737-9173. GARAGE DOOR OPENER: Complete brackets, etc. Craftsman Genie, as new, $75. 941-7783920. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak ofce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FOR SALE: One legal two-drawer les. Various ofce supplies. Also selling antique wood ofce chairs, Haitian art, collectible 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 FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE 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 classieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-3629821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SEEKING HOUSESITTING/CARETAKING position. Will relocate to anywhere on the Florida Gulf coast. References available. 210-633-6206. themichaelearney@yahoo.com. THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/ TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repair able shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donation drop-off 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday only. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, 941-779-2733. NEW LOCATION: STEFFS Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-3831901. YARD SALE: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. 412 Alamanda Road, Anna Maria. GARAGE SALES Continued LARGE GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 8-10. Many large and smalls tools, many dozens crystal stemware, kitchen, atware, milk glass, cast iron/stainlesssteel pots and pans, home electronics, typewriter, two desks, many shells, two plate collections and more! Come see! 813 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. THE SALE YOUVE been waiting for: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Lots of cool stuff. 521 56th St., Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND LOST: PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES Jan. 20, Bridge Street festival. Brown frames in brown cloth sack. Call 765-491-9530, if found. Turn the page for more Lost & Found ads...Boil water notice rescinded, expect another shutdown Claude Jones, water utilities service coordina tion of the Manatee County U tilities Department said March 1 that two boil water notices issued last week for customers along and near Gulf Drive from rescinded. will require shutting off water in an area south of the intersection at Gulf Drive and E ast Bay Drive at Mike Jones said the department will again issue a boil water notice after the water is returned to service for customers in the affected area. The department will do a reverse-911 call regarding the water shutoff to customers in the area with landlines. Customers should boil water for about an hour or use bottled water for drinking and cooking until a bacteriological survey shows the water to be safe, generally within 24-48 hours. Precautionary signs are removed from the area when boil water notice is rescinded. For more information, Jones can be reached at and weekends. CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, FLIP-PAGE E-EDITION, F ACEBOOK & TWITTER! WE HAVE IT ALL.

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28 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t ANSWERS TO FEB. 27 PUZZLE W aly Pr ecision P ainting Interior Pr e W www .W HEALTH CARE PRIVATE CAREGIVER: LIGHT duties around home, appointments, hygiene care, experience in all phases. References. Call between 8 a.m.5 p.m. 941-545-7114. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. 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. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-5456688. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. ATTENTION ABSENTEE HOMEOWNERS: D and T Home Watch LLC. Bonded and insured. Looking after your property like it was our own. Serving Manatee and Sarasota counties. Call 941840-0227 or visit www.dandthomewatch.com. TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER Repair Service, LLC: Fast and reliable on-site computer repair service with reasonable rates. CompTIA A+ and Network+ certi ed. Call today! Anthony Mitchell at 941-592-7714. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-565-3935. CLEANING RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-7564570. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can x it. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING: 36 years of happy customers. Organize, laundry, iron, petwatch, storm-check, etc. 941-778-3046. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classi eds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! More ads = more readers in The Islander. Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE POWER WINDOWS REPAIRED We Come To You Full Warranty 941-780-1735 $20 OFF Service Call AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria Anderson & Associates InsuranceYour Island Insurance Specialist WORKING TO SAVE YOU MONEY941-729-7355 news to news@islander.org. Dont miss the fun. LOST & FOUND Continued FOUND: BRACELET, SILVER, charm, near Gloria Dei Church. Claim at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. REWARD FOR LOST bicycle: Yellow, decorated Schwinn bike, very special. Call 610-246-7472. LOST: DIAMOND WEDDING ring. Lost in Holmes Beach. Reward! Please, call 203-887-4661. LOST CAMERA: BROADWAY Beach, Longboat Key. Nikon CoolPix. 217-343-1137. LOST: WOMANS GOLD bracelet: Hurricane Hanks or on northbound trolley, Pine Ave and Hammock Road, Anna Maria. 416-509-7827. TRANSPORTATION FOR SALE: 2002 Grand Cherokee 4x4 Jeep, special edition, red with gray leather. 79,000 miles, excellent condition, runs great. Call 941-7786552. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. 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.wavesboatclub.com. Call 321-427-4646. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL: See Anna Maria Island by water! Phone, 941-518-3868. boatorida.weebly.com. 2005 23-FOOT Beachcat, Yamaha F115. Fiberglass pontoon-style hull. Designed for saltwater, coastal use. Bimini with full enclosures. Great for family, shing, cruising. Stepdown storage in console. $13,500. 941-527-8012. HELP WANTED LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637. DELI CLERK WANTED: Part-time, 20-25 hours a week. Must be exible and have good interpersonal skills. Apply at Jessies Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ISLAND RESORT AND Vacation Rentals seeking part-time housekeepers. Previous experience a plus! Daytime hours. Please, call 941-778-2090 for application, or email islands58@aol.com. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. NICOLE AND HALLIES babysit, pet sit and pet walk. Red Cross certi ed, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981. AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Evenings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certi ed. AMI or NW Bradenton. Brittany, 941-465-6748. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 29 Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES A V AILABLE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-7484711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941447-6747. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, of ce. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, berglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. 1BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo, heated pool, shing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month, $1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002. CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch, near boat ramp, many other area amenities, cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638. PANORAMIC GULFFRONT: 3BR/2BA, huge deck, every room overlooks Gulf. Available January 2014. North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 813920-5595. WATERFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL for winter, 2013-14. 3BR/2.5BA home at the end of a canal. Amazing view of Bimini Bay and Key Royale Bridge. Beautiful home with enclosed pool, large covered porch, two-car garage. Fully furnished. $5,000/month. Available January-April. 863-6608366. Airport Transportation941-779-0043 RENTALS ANNUAL RENTAL: CANAL home, 3BR/3BA, caged pool, kitchen appliances, one-car garage, unfurnished. Available Feb. 1. $1,995/month. 863-660-8366. TURNKEY FURNISHED RENTAL: 1BR/1BA 1.3 miles to Island via Cortez Bridge. Elevated duplex, spacious. $1,050/month. Desire annual rental, will consider short term. 941-761-2725. OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 1,300 sf. Call 1-800-952-1206. 3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, MayJune. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net. 2BR/2BA CONDO: TURNKEY furnished, available by the month until November. All amenities. Suzanne, Coastal Properties Realty, 941794-1515. WANTED: 2BR/2BA CONDO. Holmes Beach, February, March 2014. Monthly rate, $4,200$4,800. Annual/semi-retired visitors. Rich, 616334-3389. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE FOR rent: Storefront. Bradenton Beach. 2501 Gulf Drive #102, Bradenton Beach. 420 sf. $1,175/month. Call 631678-1813. WANTED: 2BR/2BA CONDO: Holmes Beach, February/March 2014. Annual/semi-retired visitors. Monthly rate, $4,200-$4,800. Rich, 616334-3389. BRADENTON BEACH: ANNUAL rental, 1BR, granite kitchen, hardwood, great location, bay in back, Gulf in front, no smoking, no pets, $1,000/ month. 603-969-6840. ANNUAL RENTAL FLAMINGO Cay: 3 bedroom, 2 bath private canalfront home furnished/ unfurnished, garage, pool, hot tub, dock, boat lift. Stainless-steel appliances, quiet neighborhood. Pet considered. Asking $2,000/mo plus utilities. Gulf-Bay Realty 941-778-7244. 2BR/2BA CONDO: TURNKEY, remodeled, furnished on canal. New dock. Annual/Monthly. 850-228-6820. WATERFRONT VACATION RENTAL available: 3BR/2.5BA home at end of canal. Amazing view of Bimini Bay. Beautiful, fully furnished home, enclosed pool, large covered porch, two-car garage. Available April, July-December 2013 and May-December 2014. $4,750/month. 863660-8366. COMPLETELY REMODELED 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. weeks or months available, 200 feet to beach. 114 and 116 Oak Ave., Anna Maria. 941-778-7933. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, of ce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment rental income. www. ipkey.com/12422 7 $289,000. By owner, 941962-8220. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104. LOT: 135-FOOT frontage, partial view Palma Sola Bay. Last one, desirable area, underground services. 941-792-8826. Turn the page for more Islander real estate ads and this weeks sales report. SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet Ellie Mae is a senior hound mix. She is delightful, quiet, very well-behaved and loves affection. Ellie Mae is working on regaining her daily exercise a walk or two. She is spayed and up to date on shots. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-896about Ellie Mae and other adoptable pets. Place your classified ad online at www.islander.org

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30 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER C L A S S I F I E D S REAL ESTATE Continued PARADISE: 2BR/2BA IN 55-plus community, turnkey, Ellenton. Rent space includes 20-plus amenities. Pet friendly, ve heated pools, marina. Two miles to I-75, 15 miles to Gulf! $23,500. Bob, 941-721-4890. TRAILER FOR SALE: Move-in condition, 1BR, Bridge Street. Reduced, $39,000. Boat dock, $60/year on Intracoastal, furnished, land lease, $410/month. 941-896-5528. GULF-TO-BAY condo: 3BR/2BA, dock, pool, spectacular waterfront. Asking $440,000. 1407 Gulf Drive S. #201, Bradenton Beach. By owner, 941-650-3069. HALF OF GROUND-floor duplex: 2BR/1BA, 6-foot privacy fence in rear, $206,000. 941-4472116. 2BR/1BA ISLAND HOME! Owner nancing. 503 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach. $305,000. Call 941-778-7980. BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA condo: FSBO. Townhouse-style unit with two oors above parking. Part of four-unit complex. Steps to the beach and Intracoastal. Steve, 813-245-0428. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach PALM HARBOR 3/2.Island home, walk to beach, caged pool. Great location! GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, key furnished, priced to sell at NW POOL HOME HERON HARBOR 2/2 key condo. Priced to sell. SUMMER SANDS SHORE ACRES NEW LISTING INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach. 2/1 one side, 1/1 on the other. Short walk to beach. $350,000. B AY I N FRON T, C A N AL IN BACK 3BR/3BA. Direct bay view across street. Very quiet area not far from beach. 407 28th St., Holmes Beach. Way below new appraisal: $549,000. SPECTACULAR BEACH HOUSE 3BR/3BA luxury home loaced across from beach with exceptional Gulf views. Has every possible amenity. 2-car garage, pool, and sleeps 14. $1,350,000. GREAT VIEW OF THE BEACH from this Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA condo. Direct access to Gulf beach only 100 feet from your door. $412,000. ANNA MARIA BEACH FRONT Spectacular Gulf views from this Mediterranean-style 3 BR/2.5BA home in the city of Anna Maria. High ceilings, tile floors, large master suite and spacious sun deck. 3,600 sqft. E XCEPTIO N AL VIEWS of Tampa Bay from this spacious 3BR/3BA home at the north end of Anna Maria. Oversized lot, three open porches, gorgeous heated pool, and large, private yard. $1,050,000 Skipper & Associates Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes BeachCell: 941-780-8000visit: www.IslandAnnaMaria.comScan this QR code on your smartphone to view all current AMI MLS listings. ANNA MARIA Longboat Key Specialist 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. NW B R AD EN TO N HOM E 3br/3ba, 2,489 sf, bamboo oors,17-ft ceiling, pool, boat access, split open oor plan, $425,000. Call 941-778-8104. B E AUTIFUL W AT ER VIEW, 2/2 townhouse with loft and 2 master bedrooms, open oor plan, New AC, water heater. $288,800. Call 941-730-1294. K E Y ROYALE CU S TOM CAN AL HOME with new kitchen. 3/3 open oor plan, pool and replace. $679,900 Must see! 941-778-8104 W EST B R ADENTON D E COR ATO R P ERF E CT! Its ALL been done. Roof, AC, water heater, 3bed/3bth w/GORGEOUS tile baths, 2 master suites (in-law suite), vaulted ceilings, new pool/spa. Large corner lot. NOTHING left to do! $289,900. Call 730-1294 Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander feld to Pakbaz for $3,425,000; list $4,495,000. $999,900; $1,195,000. Partnership I, $595,000. 3014 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a vacant 50x100 $450,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-7787244.

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32 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER TRadewinds Beach Resort Tortuga Beach Resort1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217David Teitelbaum 941-812-4226 Liz Codola 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 342161325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 Cozy 540 s/f, one-bedroom, one bathroom cottages and Luxurious 1,400 s/f, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments are available & produce generous income above all operating costs. Outstanding capital growth is extremely possible from these pre-boom level prices.ese tropically furnished, spacious apartments are the best on Anna Maria Island with all the amenities of a luxury resort hotel. Both resorts are professionally managed and are expertly maintained by their condominium associations. e average occupancy & average rate statistics show both resorts out-per forming the market by a wide margin. Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092www.tropicisleinn.com1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 342171-877-867-8842www.tortugainn.com 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124www.seasideresort.com 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716www.tradewinds-resort.comMaking Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at a local restaurant, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a courtesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again and again. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go. ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com Bistro Bouillabaisse, Famous Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Prosciutto-Wrapped Chillean Sea Bass with Saffron Beurre Blanc



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HB upholds building moratorium. Page 4 Center needs fundraiser. Page 5 Page 6 Rosers dream, chapel anniversary. Pages 8-9 Pages 10-11 What to do, where to go. Pages 12-13 Island Players opens March performance. Page 14 HB v BB settlement snag. Page 17 BB city pier repair progress. Page 18 AM pipeline projects proceed. Page 19 Beachfront pergola progress. Page 21 Galvano-Islander town talk. Page 22 Volleyball champs, other sports. Page 24 AsTheWorld Terns chill out. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org What to do, where to Island happenings Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year PLEASE SEE MURDER, PAGE 2 OpinionsPage27 VOLUME 21, NO. 18 MARCH 6, 2013 FREE Busy beach. Page 2 Chapel turns 100. Page 8 What a whopper. Page 25 Winter fun? Try islandstyle wet & wildJordan Engle, 8, of Bradenton, a student at Seabreeze Tommy Daniels of Holmes Beach blasts the backside of a wave on the Gulf of Mexico Feb. 27 at White Avenue. Daniels is a well known waverider, while son Christian is an Evidence list released in murder caseHB hatches new chicken regsBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A 4-1 vote moves Holmes Beach closer to a community that allows laying hens. Like the city of Sarasota in 2011 and other urban areas across the country, Holmes Beach commissioners are poised to join the movement to allow people to raise chickens for eggs. Commission Chair Jean Peelen and Commissioners Marvin Grossman, Judy Titsworth and David Zaccagnino voted Feb. 26 in favor Pat Morton voted no. 12, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. I have no problem with fresh eggs and chickens, said Morton. Theres always this issue that comes out. You got 98 percent who do everything theyre supposed to do and 2 percent wholl create problems. Why create problems for code enforcement? asked Morton, adding that it may open the door to other farm animals, such as pigs and cows. Titsworth said code enforcement officer David Forbes favors the ordinance. I think its a very good thing to implement, said Monti, once a chicken-farmer. If a city like Sarasota could do it, little old Anna Maria Island can do it. Pulitzer laying hens dont make a lot of noise. Its the roosters that make a lot of noise. Some of the rules for maintaining chickens include, no more than four chickens per residence; roosters are prohibited; no slaughtering; no selling of eggs; and enclosures will have Weve grown away from food sources, said Grossman after the meeting. It is a connection to our past and an opportunity to connect with an original (food) source. If I had kids, I would do it. of documents requested by Carolyn Schlemmer, Cumbers court-appointed attorney. His office also gave Schlemmer witness statements, aerial photographs and a list of forensic evidence taken at the apartment MusilBuehler shared with Cumber, as well as the results of forensic tests done at the beach where her property was found and from her car. MCSO deputies discovered her vehicle on the evening of Nov. 5, 2008, in Bradenton and arrested the driver for auto theft. The man was later cleared of any connection to the murder. He said he found the car with the keys in the ignition at a Bradenton tavern. Musil-Buehler was reported missing after her car was found. By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Among documents revealed by disclosure Cumber, charged with the murder of Holmes Beach resident Sabine Musil-Buehler, is a list of items belonging to Musil-Buehler found in 2009 by the Rev. Ed Moss of CrossPointe Fellowship church on the beachfront at the home on Willow Avenue he and his siblings had recently inherited. The items include a change purse, a bag, some cosmetics, business cards, a purse, personal toiletries, some scraps of paper and other personal effects, Assistant State Attorney Art Brown said. Cumber was living with Musil-Buehler in Anna Maria when she disappeared in early November 2008. MusilBuehler was co-owner of Haleys Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, and Cumber was at one time employed by the motel as a handyman. Although her body has not been recovtives believed by early October 2012 they had enough evidence against Cumber that the state and received a warrant for Cumbers arrest. Cumber was arrested at the Port Charlotte Correctional Facility, where he had been jailed for violation of parole for an earlier conviction for arson. One of the MCSO detectives on the case is Detective John Kenney, who was in charge of the MCSO-Anna Maria substation when Musil-Buehler disappeared. Musil-Buehler Cumber Vehicle chase leads to in fair condition March 4 after a head-on colNorth Carolina. Amanda L. Varner, 24, of Sanford, N.C., was charged with multiple felonies by the Holmes Beach Police Department. HBPD responded to the Island Shopping Center, 5400 Marina Drive, at approximately Highway Patrol that a vehicle stolen from North Carolina was in the parking lot. Responding to HBPDs call for assistance were Bradenton Beach and the Manatee According to the HBPD, Bradenton southbound on Holmes Boulevard, unaware In an attempt to elude the HBPD, accordPLEASE SEE CRASH PAGE 3

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2 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER 24-ITEM SALAD BAR LUNCH $ 6 99 DINNER $ 7 99 2 HOMEMADE SOUPS DAILY ENDLESS ARTISAN PIZZA BAR 10519 Cortez Road W. 941-792-5300 www. reandstonepizza.com Fr ee Su ndae 8 FLAVORS! CREATE YOUR OWN SENSATION! 2 FOR 1 DRAFT BEER AND HOUSE WINE NEW! GLUTEN FREE CRUST!* hours -monday-saturday 11-9 sunday noon-8 ALWAYS FAMILY FRIENDLY! SMALL UP CHARGE FOR GLUTEN-FREE CRUST MARCH SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY MURDER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 RESTAURANT WATERFRONT T H E Northern tip of Anna Maria Island across from the City Pier Overlooking Beautiful Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico TheWaterfrontRestaurant.net After giving Schlemmer the requested documents, Brown said there probably wont be much activity in the case until April when we go before the judge to probably set a trial date. The judge is Thomas Krug. In Browns view, the state has enough evidence to obtain a conviction, but law enforcement is still searching for the body of Musil-Buehler. Cumber has maintained his innocence and, according to Kenney, told detectives he last saw Musil-Buehler on the evening of Nov. 4, 2008. He said they had an argument over his smoking and she left their Anna Maria apartment in her car. If convicted of second-degree murder, Cumber faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The minimum according to Florida statutes. Brown said no date has been set for the trial of Cumber, 43, and the case will not come before the court Spring break arrives to AMI, tourist season, tooBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter From 2000-10, Anna Maria Island was fairly immune from college students on spring break. Deb Meihls, marketing director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Center, said she and her predecessors have not sought the spring break market as the area is considered a family destination. Were not for the spring break crowd, Meihls said. Were looking for families or groups who want peace and quiet and to enjoy our beaches, Meihls said. She added that the usual spring break destinations are Panama City, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach or Miami Beach. But beginning in spring 2012, a funny thing happened on the way to marketing Anna Maria Island as a family destination. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn thinks college students are showing up in larger numbers than in the past. A possible reason is that some owners and accommodation managers advertise island homes that accommodate 14-20 people and it attracts people willing to share their vacation. Last year, Holmes Beach police were called on a loud noise complaint and found 16 college students renting a house for the week. The students told officers they were members of a university singing group and were practicing in the pool when the complaint was made. The group agreed to stop singing after being informed of the noise curfew. Asked why they picked Anna Maria Island and not Panama City, one of the women said it was because the cost was about $200 each. Pretty cheap, she said, compared to a hotel in Panama City. And the island rental was advertised as a quiet place for a spring vacation. seen large numbers of college students on the beaches in Anna Maria. I would ask them why they werent in Panama City and they would say because its peaceful and quiet on the island and they found a great rental on the Internet. The mayor said she can only hope that owners and agents of vacation rentals will enforce the best practices policies that seem now to be working to limit the number of noise and nuisance complaints in the city after 10 p.m. The best practices list, prepared last fall, informs tenants of local ordinances, such as the noise limit after 10 p.m. This years spring break is fairly divided in March, according to a national website on spring break times for colleges and universities. Most Florida public universities and high schools will be on spring break in March. Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman said most area students come to the beach during the day, but head back to the mainland in the afternoon. This year, Easter is March 31, a weekend usually But if visitors are just now planning vacations, they might be out of luck on the island. An informal survey of island rental agents and managers of vacation properties solid from March 11 to the end of the month. Brockman said the chamber is always ready to help encouraging the college crowd to rent a multi-bedroom home. We are a family destination for peace and quiet, she said. Beachgoers at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will likely be common in March Catlin

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4 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Pamaro North | 941-355-5619 Pamaro East | 941-359-0025 Pamaro South | 941-923-3299 THEPAMAROS HOP .COM Pamaro Shop Furniture THE FLORIDA LOOK SINCE 1950Family owned and operated for 63 years. Come in all of March and celebrate with us. New arrivals daily and new accessories from around the world. Celebrating -all three stores -our 63rd Anniversary Holmes Beach holds off moratorium repeal to achieve goalsBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A move to lift the Holmes Beach building moratorium before its scheduled June 25 expiration failed to gain the vote of the commissioner who placed it on the Feb. 26 agenda. Commission Chair Jean Peelen explained it was on the agenda only to get things rolling. I think it is so critical to get our business done and get the moratorium lifted, she said. A 4-1 vote failed to repeal the Residential-2 mor atorium. Peelen and commissioners Pat Morton, Judy reading, with Commissioner David Zaccagnino voting for it. The commission imposed the moratorium Dec. 25, halting new construction, demolition and substantial rebuild permits in the citys R-2 district for up to six months. I was kind of surprised when I saw this, said Grossman. He said hed hoped the moratorium repeal would run concurrent with a proposed ordinance to eliminate underground footers, which is up for a March 6 planning commission review. Its a very important part of what we planned and what I ran on, he added. Titsworth agreed with Grossman. We certainly wouldnt lift the moratorium until everything was done that we said we needed to do, she added. ready to go. There are people out there that are trying to feed their families, to get the moratorium lifted and go back to work, he added. Morton said, This could lead give mixed signals to people that were done. No, were not done. We still have some stuff to work out. This is a pivotal issue we based everything else on, Grossman added. HB goals to go With a couple months of weekly work sessions behind them, Peelen reported on the citys progress in meeting the objectives necessary to lift the building moratorium. Im so proud of how far weve come in just two months, she said of the moratorium on building at a Feb. 26 meeting. moratoriums repeal, Zaccagnino said that while he didnt agree with the moratorium, he agreed seven things need to be accomplished before we lift it. Peelen listed seven objectives that need to be met before a repeal: ment policies and market value procedures. The policy on docks almost got completed tonight, but not yet, Peelen said. Commissioners adopted a .34 ratio of living-arealenience on smaller lots. To eliminate future underground duplex connections, the commission sent a draft ordinance to the planning commission that will be reviewed March 6 at its meeting. construction to appear as two single-family homes with an underground connection, such as a footer. The commission considered a one-pool-per-lot rule, Two building department policies were announced living levels, the building department will enforce 15-foot setbacks unless a variance is granted. At city meetings in February, commissioners considered changing code requirements for market value determinations used in FEMA remodels to one based on values established by the Manatee County Property Appraiser, but the commission then rejected the move, concluding the countys low values could hinder remodels. Commission courseHolmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti announced Feb. 26 that Commissioner Judy Titsworth received

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 5 Meetings Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 1505726. 6/2013 A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time AAnna Maria CCity Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.H Holmes Beach tee. ing. Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941Manatee CCounty Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire RRescue 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Organization, Anna Maria City Hall. closed. Send notices to news@islander.org.Center needs funds, successful fundraiserBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Members of the Anna Maria Island Community Center board of directors learned the cancellation of the center has put anticipated revenues behind about $60,000. Interim executive director Scott Dell said the tournament was expected to raise $66,000 for the center. The expenses are under control. Its just our revThat means, Dell said, that Affaire to Remember in May is the most critical fundraiser of the year. Its 25 percent of our budget, he said. This years theme is An Island Affaire, and Dell expects the event to raise about $200,000 and balance the budget. Its the centers No. 1 fundraiser each year, he said, and there will be a special entertainer this year, although he did not name the performer. He said the year Lee Greenwood performed was the best year ever for the event and he expects the new enter tainment will draw as well as Greenwood. The center has a number of other fundraising events planned in March and April. host the Sham Rockin Island Fest at the Holmes Beach adult beverages 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The day-long festival will coincide with the 4 p.m. Beach Bistro St. Patricks Day parade departing from city hall. Dell said he anticipates the center could do very good on revenue from the event. Plans for the parade include the sale of VIP seating using the centers portable bleachers at a strategic location on the parade route. Another fundraiser will be the April 6 Parrothead Dance at the center with Mike Sales, Dan Mobley and other entertainers, all playing Jimmy Buffett-style music. This has always been a sellout, Dell said, and Mike Sales really does a good job of supporting this event. Dell said he expects help from a college tennis three grants available from Manatee County this year, Dell said. Joan Pettigrew of the tour of homes committee said sale. At $1 per ticket, she hopes at least 4,000 tickets will be sold. The quilt is handmade and has been a popular drawing, she said. The annual tour of homes is Saturday, March 16. Dell also noted that thanks to a recent donation, the center plans to sell its old 24-seat bus and put the money into revenues. Scott Rudacille was named the new chair of the board of directors at the meeting, replacing Greg Ross. Ross will remain on the board as a member-at-large. Cindy Thompson was elected vice chair, Steward Moon Jr. is treasurer and Monica Simpson is secretary. Blair Schlossberg was named an at-large board member. Dell thanked Ross for guiding the center during the Its a thankless job, but you righted the ship and got things done, Dell said. The next board meeting will be at 8 a.m. Monday, Entertainer Lee Greenwood appears at the 2010 AMICC fundraiser. Islander File Photo

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6 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Kathy Prucnell, kathyp@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) MARCH 6, 2013 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion Your Dont forget! 2 A.M. March 10 Building code suggestion I have vacationed on Anna Maria Island since the mid-1960s and owned property in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach since the early 1990s. that I thought was truly visionary for the town leaders after the Martinique condos were built. Few islands in Florida have what we have for building height restrictions. In dealing with the same issues today, height and density restrictions to preserve the tranquility and uniqueness of AMI, I recommend the city leaders review that process and do likewise, to preserve the future of this paradise. First, be consistent with one plan for height and density for all residential areas. Next, limit height to percent of the lot size less than 10,000 square feet and scale percentage to 30 percent for larger lots. Four, limit rentals in residential areas to two-week minimum with enforcement beginning 12 months after implementation. Five, building separation on duplex lots should be 1.5 times the side setback. Allowing two buildings with eight bedrooms, each sleeping 22 people on a duplex lot, rentals less than a week, or allowing 30 percent of the lot size as a footprint is ridiculous. Who wants to build two 1,350 square foot land condos on a duplex lot that is valued at $600,000-plus? That restriction alone, forces owners to add a second Ron Simpson, Bradenton Beach Baby, its cold outside Ive been saying that for about a week to my little terrier, Baby Bird, and shes likely not sympathetic. But should it come summer, and you hear me whining about how hot it is, please, smack me awake. I seriously hate cold weather, which brings me to the weekend and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Cityfest. It was cold. While it was bustling in the afternoons, it was so cold after sunset the event the bands went home early. Sadly, it probably cost the arships will go wanting for another fundraiser. The event was once considered a Holmes Beach founders day celebration, but it seems some of the cold. Or maybe they want nothing of a tradition left by the former administration. Regardless, dont mention that to the many people and organizations recognized in the past as founders. A cold shoulder to the chamber makes no sense and as for me, well, Ive heard and seen it all. Let me put it this way, once a long time ago I attended a party at a clients home. The host had previously supported a friend in his attempt to run an opposition newspaper. The friend was unsuccessful and only remained in business about six months. We all talked, enjoyed food and libations and, eventually, an astute someone at the party asked me why I would be so gracious to a former competitor. Easy, I said. I won. hold a grudge. But dont doubt for a minute that the new mayor is shoulders some resentment for people who didnt support his campaign. Hes since denied it, but he said it and not only to me before the election. He said he was planning to sell his home and move to Sarasota where his business has more focus, and if he lost the November election he would move on. Whether he accomplishes what he set out to do for the city or city hall remains to be seen. He appears to be moving nowhere, and playing catch up on nearly all fronts. Its like one astute politician told us long ago, that she learned a little about everything in her term in nate soon. Why be cold? Winter is harsh enough. Political friction A recent news story concerning Holmes Beach Interim Chief Dale Stephensons planning for the police department contains information that, as former chief, I consider inaccurate. The HBPD communication system was never a joint venture. Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach voted to increase taxes to have a public safety communications system. After the vote, I was allowed to budget the money to build the communication system. The joint police dispatch system Island CommuSnook Adams, Chief Phil Silverthorn and the Anna Maria Police Department. Jointly funded, the continual political friction over providing the service at no cost. ICOM was disbanded sometime in 1981-82. The dedication and service of the men and women at ICOM was never in dispute, nor was the value provided to the community. Political friction is the reason it still fails to provide emergency dispatching on the entire island. For approximately 26 years, the Holmes Beach communication system has provided great service to the city, and it could have provided those same services to the entire island at no extra expense. Richard C. Maddox, Cortez of the full-length letter from Maddox appears online at www.islander.org.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 7 10 years agoHeadlines from the March 5, 2003, issue of The IslanderTemps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Feb. 24 67 78 0 Feb. 25 65 82 0 Feb. 26 66 78 0.4 Feb. 27 58 74 0 Feb. 28 53 72 0 March 1 55 62 0 March 2 46 63 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 68.224-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn that budget cuts proposed by Gov. Jeb Bush for 2003-04 included a $15 million reduction in beach restoration grants, which could impact Anna Maria Island renourishment in the coming years. The states portion for a 2002 renourishment project was $3.5 million, Padgett said. signed up for a home water-cleaning system for $5,495 from Florida Water & Utilities Inc. got the contract voided after she complained to the Florida Consumer Services Department. The company said it would test her water for free. After the test, the woman signed what she thought was a notice of the test, but was instead a contract. A CSD spokesperson said many companies target the elderly with tests that arent free. to the California manufacturer that the six trolleys serving the island were too loud. Florida Department of inspect each trolley to determine if it met DOT standards for noise. Each trolley cost $250,000 and was paid for by the county with a federal grant. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org Call 941-778-8978 or ad rep Toni direct: 941-928-8735.The Islander will publish its annual Home/Lifestyle section on advertisers a 10 percent gift from our ad sales goes directly to the Home Tour fundraiser. Included with your Islander ad, the entire section will be available to view and/or download from The IslanderAdditional bonus! Real estate advertisers are invited to participate in a special open house page with home photo and description, including phone number! Quick, talk to Toni to get in on the page.Target your advertising in our section that will include highlights of the featured homes in the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 16 Home Tour.ANNOUNCING A NEW AD BENEFIT: The Islander Special Home/Lifestyle Edition Clint de Toma of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxilliary Carol Sarvis and Boo of Ellenton and Wisconsin enjoy Cityfest and a bowl of strawberry ice cream from the Tylers Ice Cream booth. Scotts Garage performs for the afternoon crowd Imagine this red Flyer crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on its way to and from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Cityfest car show. The custom-made wagon was the top winner of the festival car show held March 2 at Birdie Tebbetts Field.Cityfest chilly, but niceThe March 1-2 festival put on by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce to raise scholarship funding experienced cold weather and low attendance, but a

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8 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER L o c a t e d a t I M G A c a d e m y G o l f C l u b s C o r o n a d o R o o m Rosers dream comes to life in pastors playBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter The doors of the Roser Chapel were propped open for the Feb. 23 afternoon rehearsal of Mr. Rosers Dream, written by the Rev. Gary Batey to mark the 100th anniversary of the chapel and the church founding. Batey, church pastor since 2000, had taken the chancel the chapel stage while cast members in the pews awaited the arrival of more players. Batey imparted some of his considerable speaking experience to the new players, saying, The more you go over your lines out loud, the easier it is. Soon they began to rehearse. After a few stumbles, Batey reassured the cast, saying its OK to use the script. As the play unfolds, theres a history lesson. Batey wrote the play using Our Church and How it Grew and Grew and Grew, a Roser Memorial Community Church history written in 2012 that includes accounts dating back to 1913. He interjected a composite character: Delia. Delia is down and out. Shes struggling with personal burdens and describes herself as a prisoner of her mind. Enter church members from over the years. From the churchs founders, Delia learns how Charles with doors open to everyone, regardless of faith. Roser celebrates 100 years Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, continues to celebrate 100 years on the island with a series of events. The calendar includes: Chorus of the Keys is in concert at the church, with a reception following the show at Relish Cafe & Marketplace, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Admission to the concert is free, but organizers are asking for a free-will offering. a rededication of the chapel, with a celebration across the street. Organizers expect a fairly large crowd. church service, a time-capsule will be buried and a tree planted on the church grounds. Also, Roser anniversary organizers have worked with the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, which has put up a 100th anniversary display at the museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The museum, open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., features old photographs of Roser as well as stories about the construction of the chapel, pastors at the church and its congregation. The Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial Community Church portrays church founder Charles Roser, who consoles Delia, a troubled young woman played by Erin Tribble in Mr. Rosers Dream, performed by church members Feb. 24 as part of Rosers ongoing celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Roser From those who worked to keep John Rosers dream alive after the Great Depression, she hears how people saved the church from near abandonment. Delia next encounters a prisoner of war during World War II, a participant in the Bataan Death March, who also helped the church. Batey reads the lines of POW Steve Raymond, To survive in the prison camps, I dreamed of this place and this chapel. I held onto the dream so tight it became part of me. As other contributors to Rosers place in history become part of her dream, Delia learns the church is not just Mr. Rosers Dream, but also part of many other dreams, including Gods dream to offer help to everyone in need. Perhaps, that is why Delia and others to come will CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER. PIER PLANKS! WE HAVE IT ALL.Rosers 100th anniversary committee chair George Barford stands outside the chapel at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Upcoming 100th year events Prucnell

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 9 WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave941-747-3794 Red Barn Plaza Area OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open 8-4ENTIRE FLEA MARKET OPEN 8AM-4PM Bring the Family, Spend the Day Mon-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 9-8, Sun 9-6 www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Unique clothing and gifts for men, women & children Beach wedding dresses Ladies swimwear for all ages, shape & size Native American Turquoise Jewelry Havaianas Collectible Dolls & Tea Sets Fun Kites for all levels Lots of items up to 50% OFFWe are filled to the brim again with new and unique clothing and gifts, plus everything for the beach! The Beach Shop WINTER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY The chapel at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, turns 100 years old this spring. It now has new renovated doors salvaged from the John Ringling Towers in Sarasota thanks to a group of church volunteers. Islander Courtesy Photo The Rev. Gary Batey serves as pastor of the all-denominational Roser Memorial Community Church. Islander Courtesy Photo congregation chair Cathy Megan, left, recognizes Renal Hook, on the board of religious educaerly, active in the Stephen Ministry, with a plaque for exceptional service to Roser Church. Islander Courtesy Photo Roser members Mike Oney, left, Cathy Daily and Dale Powers, show off the new Roser Chapel

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10 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.com Bradton-Palmetto-Island Loop$5 One Way, $10 Day Pass Dolphin Watch ExcursionAdults $25, Kids $20 Bradton-Palmetto-Island Loop$5 One Way, $10 Day PassSarasota Day TripAdults $25, Kids $20 Egmont Key ExcursionAdults $40, Kids $35 Bradton-Palmetto-Island Loop$5 One Way, $10 Day PassCircle Line Tour AMIAdults $25, Kids $20 Egmont Key ExcursionAdults $40, Kids $35 Sunset Cruise 5 PMAdults $35, Kids $30 Island happenings Send your club, group, event news to news@islander.org. Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives. Send notices and photographs to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Upon consultation, a special formula of spa treatments for your personal rejuvenation. Great before the wedding, or while on vacation! 3 hours $100 ($150 + value) or 5 hours $2005343 Gulf Drive, Suite 500, Holmes Beach 7 days by appointment only. 941.730.3649clairemariespa.comMM28612 Rejuvenation 5704 Marina Drive | Holmes Beac h10-6 | TuesdayFridayLocated at Island Flea 941.779.5350 Handmade Sterling Jewelr y Handmade Handmade Terras Sarasota gallery hosts Trending Women The 530 Burns Gallery is hosting the Trending Women in Art exhibit, which features the work of Myrna Morris, Judy Lyons Schneider and Bettina Sego. The gallery, 530 Burns Lane, Sarasota, will hold a reception 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 8, for people to meet the artists and view their never before seen works under the Banyan tree in Burns Court. For more information, call 941-951-0620.WMFR hosts carwash for Relay for Life The West Manatee Fire Rescue District will host a car wash at the island station, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 9. American Cancer Society Relay for Life. There also will be hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks for sale. 1555.CrossPointe hosts kids spring break events CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold a spring break out program with 9:15 a.m.-noon. sessions March 11-15. The childrens program will feature games, stories, arts and crafts and music. Library hosts Egmont lecture The Friends of the Island Library will host Richard Sanchez lecturing about Egmont Key at 2 p.m. ThursBeach. Sanchez is a lifelong resident of Tampa and president of the Egmont Key Alliance, which seeks to promote and preserve the key and its natural and historical resources. Diana Blake plays the harp for the Off Stage Ladies Valentines luncheon held in February at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Carol Heckman also delivered a dramatic readOff Stage Ladies to meet The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will meet for lunch and a program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Hostesses are Joanne Romans and Beverly Snyder. Miriam Ring and friends will provide entertainment. The cost is $15. For more information and reservations, which are 2181.Womens group to hold thrifty fashion show The Womens Guild of Roser Community Church will hold its annual fashion show and luncheon at noon Tuesday, March 12, in the fellowship hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Models will wear clothing from the guilds thrift Marilyn Shirley will provide the music. Tickets are $10. For more information or reservations, which are required by Friday, March 8, call Peggy Nash at 941Privateers host thieves market The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold a Thieves Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Saturday, March 9. Hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The privateers host vendors selling arts and crafts, antiques, household goods and other items. breakfast items. The privateers will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, selling Big Johns Famous Barbecue and holding a bake sale. Vendor registration begins at $25. The last market date is Saturday, April 13. For more information, call Mary Woodstock ZuchAudubon goes birding in March Manatee County Audubon will lead a shorebird ID class on Anna Maria Island on Saturday, March 9. The class, led by Rick Greenspun and John Ginaven, will meet at 8 a.m. at the Cypress Street Beach access in Anna Maria. Point in Palmetto on Tuesday March 12. Birders will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the welcome center to begin a twohour walk. On Tuesday, March 19, Ron Mayberry will lead a presentation on cranes at the South Manatee Library, 6081 26th St. W., at 1 p.m. Also, the group will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at First United Methodist Church, 330 11th Ave. W., Palmetto. Author to sign, sell books at Cortez shop Jan DiRuzzo, author of The Lost MermaidA Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree, will sign copies of the childrens book at The Sea Hagg, 1304 Cortez Road W., Cortez, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Lily the Mermaid, a character from the book, and Captain Joe, her pirate sidekick, will make a guest appearance. A news release said the book is a mythical tale that will enrich your childs imagination and immerse them in a coastal seascape, where they will meet loggerhead boree. High time at marketAva Zetocha surveys the Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market on dad Nicks shoulders Jan. 19. The two were visiting from Ohio, Miss. Islander Tiemann

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 30 years in Bradenton! Lifelong Learning Academy holds spring events The Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria Island continues a series of free discussion groups and lectures, as well as paid courses. The Einstein Circle discussion groups are meeting Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through April 24, with the exception of March 20. The discussion groups are free to attend, and participants need not register. The following lectures also will take place at 11 a.m., Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. They include: by James Vartuli. Grindal. Lectures also are free to attend, and do not require registration. Classes do require registration and an enrollment fee. Sessions will take place at the center. The schedule includes: Natural histories of Florida at 11 a.m. Mondays, spiritual psychology at 2 p.m. Mondays, the enjoyment of poetry at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, navigating the third age at 11 a.m. Thursdays and mediation: exploring inner space at 2 p.m. Thursdays. For information or to register, call 941-359-4296.Forever young at IGWIsland Gallery West will host Lee Mears for a free demonstration at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9. Mears will offer suggestions for adults to share with children or grandchildren or use for their own artistic pleasure. IGW is at 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the gallery at 941-778-6648.Springfest art, crafts show set for March 9-10 Library hosts lecture on the vegan diet The Friends of the Island Library will host islander Ellen Jaffe Jones lecturing on Eating Vegan at 2 p.m. Holmes Beach. Jones is the author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day. 6341.St. Bernard plans barbecue St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, will serve a barbecue chicken dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The church will be offering a half chicken, salad, baked beans and adult beverage for $10. Childrens dinners will be $5. The dinner will take place in the church activity center. Off Stage producersThe Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players present a check to the Island Players for co-producer honors for March and May shows at the Anna Maria theater. Pictured are Phyllis Glentz, Dorothy Eder, Dolores Harrell, Susan Turner, Carol Heckma, Nancy Ambrose, Marilyn Moroni and Herb Stump. LBK center hosts art show The Longboat Key Center for the Arts will hold its annual community juried exhibition March 8-29 at the center, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Saturday, March 9, with reservations required. For reservations and more information, call 941-3832345 or email lbkca@ringling.edu .Artwalk set for March 8 in Holmes Beach Galleries and boutiques in downtown Holmes Beach will host their monthly Artwalk Friday, March 8. Walkers can meet with artists and enjoy refreshments ing the Artists Guild Gallery, Restless Natives, Island Tattoo, Beach Life AMI, Libbys Jewelry and Gifts and Island Gallery West. The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will mark the event with a celebration of its featured artist of the month, watercolorist Debbie Cason Rankin. A reception will take place at the Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate the work of Anne Abgott that night with a reception. The Anna Maria Island Art League will present its 25th annual Springfest March 9-10 at Holmes Beach city leagues educational programs is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Springfest admission and parking are free. artists who work in a variety of mediums. The judge for the show is Jamie Tracy, and shell be deciding awards for merit, distinction and best of show. The festival also features live music and local food A preliminary list of participants includes: Higgins, Eric Abraham, Tim Bailey, Sara Aune, Douglas Brandow, Cantave Casseus, Anne Derwent, Linda Heath, Jim Hogan, Nanette Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Robin Zimmerman, Nels Johnson, Linda Molto, Debbie Hagstrom, Don Nichols, Shawn Robbins, Linda Soderquist, Anne Marie Solomon, Ward and Sandy Siegler, Kathy Sparks, Lori Resenberger, Richard Stewart, John Cheer, Helen Howard and Josephina Espinosa. Shorebird Monitoring, Cortez Village Historical Society, Magic of Manatee, Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue, Wildlife Rescue Inc., Floridas Water and Land Legacy. Crab, Tylers Gourmet Ice Cream, Maw N Paws Kettle Corn, Chester Foods and Organo Gold Gourmet Coffee & Tea. and Dan Mobley. Other traditions at Springfest include the Young at Art exhibit featuring the work of Manatee County chil2099.

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12 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, March 6 6 p.m. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the Mana-Tweens Book Club. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, March 7 10 a.m. The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts a workshop with acrylic and ink artist Carolyn Ritter. Information: 941-778-1906. 2 p.m. Friends of the Island Library series presents Richard Sanchez, an Egmont Key Alliance member, on exploring Egmont Key, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-34217. 8 p.m. The Island Players opening of Til Beth Do Us Part, which continues through March 24, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Friday, March 8 2 p.m. the Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group meets at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, featuring participating boutiques and galleries. Information: 941-7786648. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for artist Anne Abgott. Information: 941-778-6648. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artist reception with Debbie Rankin, The Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786694. Saturday, March 9 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212. 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. West Manatee Fire Rescue Districts island station, 6001 Marina Drive, hosts a car wash to raise money for Team Publixs American Cancer Society Relay For Life effort. 10 a.m. The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the island origami club. Information: 941-778-6341. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. 10 a.m. The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Lee Mears, Kid Stuff for Grownups. Information: 941-778-6648. 4 p.m. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys, with a reception after the concert. Information: 941-778-0414. 5 p.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church barbecue chicken dinner, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941778-4769. Sunday, March 10 Daylight saving time begins. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest Beach. Information: 941-778-2099 10 a.m. Roser Memorial Community Church chapel rededication at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941778-0414. Monday, March 11 Spring break begins for Manatee County public school students. Tuesday, March 12 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. 3-5 p.m. The Oldies Beach Dance at the Sandbar RestauMaria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585. Wednesday, March 13 11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and luncheon, the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181. 2 p.m. Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Ellen Jaffe Jones, an author and healthy eating advocate, on Eat Vegan, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-34217. Off-island Thursday, March 7 Noon The Lords Warehouse Fashion Show/Luncheon, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6491. 5-8 p.m. Preview for the 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817. 7 p.m. Longboat Key Historical Society lecture with Joy Baker talking about the writing life, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598. Friday, March 8 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817. Saturday, March 9 Noon-4 p.m. Author Jan DiRuzzo signs copies of The Lost MermaidA Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree at The Sea Hagg, 1304 Cortez Road W., Cortez. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817. Ongoing exhibit, Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862. 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the Waters Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Kifes, Tossies, & Cookie Tins To order, visit: www.kifflekitchen.com or call 1-866-543-3537 Open Year-Round GREAT GIFT IDEAS!PLACE YOUR ORDERS EARLY FOR EASTER! WE SHIP NATIONALLY Nut RollsExceptional Kifes (Kolaczki) and Nut Rolls (Povitica) TRY OUR ENGLISH TOFFEE OPEN-AIR MARKETSU NDA Y, March 10 LOT S OF VENDORS! W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? ABC Rentals and MORE Weve got mens and womens clothing, jewelry, cool shoes, and so much more. 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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 13 Libbys Island Jewelry will also celebrate one of our most important Artisan Jewelers Gogo Ferguson with an important collection of her works.Libbys Island Jewelry HIGH MUSEUM OF ART ATLANTAPresent Works by Georgias Acclaimed Jewelry Designer Gogo FergusonFrom Georgias rural coast to the biggest cities around the globe, Gogo Fergusons iconic designs are now among the Jewelry Collections of many of the worlds most recognized women.Gogo Nature Transformed January 19th, 2013 to July 7th, 2013 LibbysIslandJewelry.comMussel Shell & Pearl NecklaceGogo JewelryInspired by Nature LibbysIslandJewelry.com Sponsored as a community service by A Hair Day Salon Welcome new stylist Su Cooney Haircuts ~Perms~Color~Frost~Roller Set Owner/Stylist Faith ~ Stylist Mary Dont forget! 2 A.M. March 10 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts soup suppers at 6 p.m. Information: 941-778-1813. Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sells settlers bread. Information: 941-778-0492. dancers, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 779-1416. merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. munity Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941778-3580. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Food donations requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580. house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227. Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227. a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668. Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. board meets, Fishermans Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941779-0564. meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579. pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Coming up Homes, various island locations. Holmes Beach city hall at 4 p.m. 100th anniversary with a tree planting and time capsule burial. Show, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Save the date concert, An Afternoon of Opera, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include time, date, location of the event, a description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline is Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.Oldies and goodies Hansen and Bil Bowdish will perform 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, for the Oldies Beach Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Tickets are $8 in advance from the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, and $10 at the gate. For more information, visit online at www.amicco.org or call 941-7788585. Islander Courtesy Photo

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14 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.com Roser Memorial Chapel Centennial Rededication Service 10 AMNo Childrens or Adult Sunday SchoolGary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational Christian churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Streetlife Two-time director takes on Til Beth Do Us PartDirector Mike Lusk stands aside the Island Players marquis announcing Til Beth Do Us Part, a comedy about marriage opening at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Islander By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Director Mike Lusk is taking the helm at the Island Players for a second time in two years, directing Til Beth Do Us Part, a comic romp of marriage and interThe story revolves around a career-driven Suzannah Hayden played by Island Players newcomer Susan Belvo, and her husband, Gibby, played by perennial favorite Herb Stump. Having appeared in the Island Players Dixie Swim Club in December, Jennifer Eddy again takes the state, this time as Beth Bailey. Bailey is hired by Hayden as a household assistant who, as the play develops, considerably oversteps her role. Cathy Hansel-Edgerton portrays Haydens boss Celia Carmichael, and Laura Morales as Margo James and Heiko Knipfelberg as Hank Russell join the frolicking cast. At the end its very farce-like, with a lot of movement, in and out doors, mistaken identities, and the like, Lusk explained, adding a challenging aspect, the timing of the farce-bits. Til Beth Do Us Part, was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, a trio of playwrights who have penned thousands of plays and television sitcoms and are known for poking fun at things uniquely Southern in their writing. Lusk can relate to Southern. From the small town of Walhalla, S.C., his interest in theater began 30 years ago with Romeo and Juliet in a high school English class, and moved with him to Florida about 10 years ago. Players, The Solid Gold Cadillac, with ambitious set changes and some of the same cast as Til Beth. Hed previously directed community plays in South Carolina, including dinner theater-type murder mysteries and a school play, Our Town, Act II, which was chosen to compete in a regional competition, he said. Not only will Lusk be directing Til Beth, hell also be its sound designer, a role hes taken for the past two years. He will select the music, sound effects and will program the sound board. Manatee Players Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple and Steel Magnolias. Certainly its an avocation, having a full-time career, said Lusk, who works at in the logistics department at Tropicana Products Inc. of Bradenton. Asked whether the theater dovetails into his type of work, he said, Its about trying to be organized, planning, having an analytical mind but for theater, not come through. I hope I succeed. The play runs through March 24 at the community theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees. Tickets are $20. p.m. Monday through Saturday, or go online at www. theislandplayers.org. Island police blotterAnna Maria contact with one of the involved persons, who allegedly used a racial slur. The man was trespassed from the property. The man did not want to drive for fear of being arrested for DUI. A deputy called a taxi, but then received a call while still at the pier that the suspect had jumped from the moving cab near Magnolia Avenue. The deputy observed the man return to his vehicle and get behind the wheel. Before he drove away, the man told the deputy he intended to sleep in his vehicle. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to call someone to pick him up. Fearing the man would try to drive, he was admitted to Manatee Glens. man reported to the MCSO-Anna Maria substation and CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE Bradenton man arrested for cocaine possessiontold a deputy a woman had come to his house, and at some point she pushed on his nose hard enough to make it bleed and he wanted to press charges. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.C Cortez Marina Restaurant, criminal mischief. A complainant reported he had become engaged in a verbal argument with another man. He decided to leave, but as he attempted to do so, the suspect threw a beer bottle, which broke on the front of his vehicle. The complainant left the area and called MCSO. Two adult family members became involved in an argument over the man inviting unwanted friends to the home. The woman said the friends were coming over and doing drugs and she wanted the man to leave. She told police that during the argument the man accidentally knocked her to the ground. The womans son came out of his bedroom and demanded to know what happened. According to the report, the suspect grabbed the younger male by the shirt and the two exchanged punches. tion. Deputies responded to a man lying on the ground and bleeding from his head. According to the report, the man was intoxicated and unable to explain his injury. nothing happened to him, but then stated he was hit in the head with a bottle. The man became uncooperative with hospital staff and did not want to be treated. Cortez is policed by the MCSOH Holmes Beach Feb. 22, 100 block of Ninth Street West, Bradenton, DU U I. A 56-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on a and made contact with the bartender. A man was pointed out as causing problems for other patrons, and he was trespassed from the business. plainant reported two bicycles valued at $50 were stolen from his carport. reported a friend had contacted him because he was having a hard time with his drug issue and was feeling weak. The friend arrived later, demanding money and pills. When the complainant refused, the suspect became angry and threatened to burn the victims house with him and his girlfriend inside. He then pushed his friend to the ground and a companion recovered the victims prescription pills. chief. A complainant reported that a man came to his home banging on the windows and doors demanding his keys, which he claimed to have left more than a month ago. The man was informed his keys were in the boat and all he had to do was go look. The suspect became angry and ripped the door off the hinges, causing about $300 in damages. Police made contact with the suspect, who claimed the damage occurred when the complainant slammed the door on his foot. plainant reported he left his wallet at the checkout counter and did not notice until he arrived home. He returned to the store, but management said no one had turned in a wallet. He reported the wallet stolen, saying it contained $50 and several credit cards. animal. Police responded to a call of animal abuse and met with a witness, who pointed out a vehicle with a dog the dog had no water. The dog was panting and appeared loud speaker to summon the owner. The owner claimed he was away from the dog for about 15 minutes, but witnesses said no one had checked on the dog for 45 minutes. interior of the vehicle to be extremely hot. The owner was issued a citation and animal control was contacted. complainant reported that a woman leaves home for days at a time and leaves her dog in the yard without food or ity. He reported the dog to be thin and covered in mange Animal control was contacted and pledged to send an property, vehicle burglary. A woman told police she was at the city park playing soccer and an iPhone valued at $350 was taken from her unlocked vehicle. She later told police she left messages on the phone for the person to return it without questions. When she returned to the skate park area to search for her phone, a wireless device in her possession made contact with the phone, which was discovered on the sink inside the mens bathroom Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriffs By Mark Young Islander Reporter A Bradenton Beach police officer on routine patrol Feb. 25 observed a minivan strike a pole while attempting to back out of a parking space at the Historic Bridge Street Pier. The van continued to approach the Bay Drive roundabout and drove the wrong way, toward approaching stop and made contact with Willie Freeman, 22, of Bradenton. he did not have a drivers license. He was asked to had anything in his pockets that would endanger the tive and handed over a pack of cigarettes containing a bag of crack cocaine. man told police he uses cocaine for recreation, but does not have a drug problem. Freeman was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor driving without a license. He was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $1,620 bond. According to jail records, Freeman posted bond the next day. Court records indicate Freeman has a prior 2009 possession arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, April 5, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Freeman PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPP LY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304MARCH TIP: Flush micro-irrigation systems and clean the lter.

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16 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Obituaries New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword page 28 page 28 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell benacooper@aol.com www.edwardjones.com Have 401(k) questions? Lets talk. Danny WoodFinancial Advisor.3226 East Bay Drive Anna Maria Island Centre Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941-779-2499 Member SIPC Remembering my brother, a renaissance manBy Gray Mullins Special to The Islander Recently, I lost my brother Patrick Lee Mullins, who, like me and the rest of my three siblings, Linda, Nancy and Bert, was raised on Anna Maria Island. He was my older brother of three years and I was one year younger than my oldest brother, Bert. As a child, I was likely a bother to my older brothers. Three years can make such a difference when young. Regardless, I always looked for their approval in various arenas and they were always considerate enough to include me. I may not recall the facts exactly, but this is how I remember things. My brothers and I seemed always to have a boat. At a young age, our neighbor and close family friend gave outboard motor, which eventually was passed down to me. Brush painted with green house paint, it must have looked pretty sad, but to us it was great. On occasions it had to be started with a rope pull but, with time, its repair became an education. From this engine developed an uncanny ability to discern mechanical problems among us all. I liken it to a scene from The Matrix, as if we developed the ability to see inside the engine and watch the parts function or malfunction. Pats insight was perhaps the keenest of us all. In college, he chose to pursue elementary education, and subsequently a media specialty. He thought he hated math, but he knew engineering principles. He sensed them, perhaps from the many observations of our youth, or perhaps by trial and error. I later realized how amazing his insights were as I came to wrestle engineering topics in college. Im certain he never encountered a problem realize how gifted he was. Maybe Ive painted the picture of a shade tree mechanic; in fact, I came across a photo of Pat with an engine hanging from a tree that he rebuilt, only to learn an ignition wire was bad. It was an unending source of laughter and humiliation for us. But he was much more than a closet engineer or mechanic, he loved music. He played jazz trumpet, sang in barbershop quartets, played baroque trumpet concertos and arranged church hymns in four-part harmony both for brass and vocal quartets. In high school, while I was a freshman and he a senior, he agreed to accompany me in an Easter presentation at Roser Memorial Community Church. I was to sing and he was to play trumpet, a Messiah piece. My memory says it didnt go so well, no fault of Pat. Bert and Pat often would joke that sports were not their forte. But Pat was a tremendous runner and fast. I know this because I could never outrun him. No one could. how he could move his legs that fast. The bionic man? But because he loved to play trumpet, he and another trumpet player, Elston, would run long distances in high school to improve their lung capacity. They were good. I heard him play every day for the year he and I were both in high school jazz band together. After an hour of playing to incredible heights every morning, he would complain his lips were hamburger, but he still played the morning school revelry over the intercom. Fast forward 30 years, and Pat was a husband, father of two grown boys, school teacher and friend to so many. His generosity appeared to have no limits. He gave his time to everyone for anything. If ever I stumbled on to a peculiar problem, he would better still, he would say bring it by and well take a look at it. That was the best.Dan Toler Southern rock guitar legend Dangerous Dan Toler, 65, former member of the Allman Brothers and Dickey Betts & Great Southern and the Toler Brothers bands, once a resident of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 25 near his hometown of Sarasota, Fla. Toler was diagnosed in 2011 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrigs disease. Since then, several star-studded benefits were held to help pay his medical bills and to raise awareness of the disease. Best known as Dangerous Dan Toler and brother David Frankie Toler were living in Holmes Beach when they both got a start with Dickey Betts & Great band-titled debut album and Atlantas Burning Down a year later. Gregg Allman also lived then in Holmes Beach the Tolers followed Betts into the band and stayed until 1982. They went on the road with the Gregg Allman Band, recording the hit Im No Angel and the album of the same name, as well as Just Before the Bullets Fly. From there, Dan Toler went on to play in several southern rock and jazz-fusion projects. His last album Townsend of the Sanford-Townsend Band. Brother Frankie Toler died June 4, 2011, at the age of 59 from complications following a liver transplant. A celebration of life for Dan Toler will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 1201 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota. Toler Patrick Mullins

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 17 MY BROTHER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Own a cottage on Anna Maria or any other island you choose to call home. For information on your AquaVILLA built to be your home away from home call Allan Bazzy 941.840.4030 or write to allanbazzy@gmail.comPRE CONSTRUCTION $149,990 Own a cottage on Anna Maria or any ANNA MARIA ISLAND 105481Realtors Welcome! He gave to his students in ways they couldnt really appreciate until years passed. He pushed them to strive for excellence and often paid for their standardized testing fees to ensure deadlines werent missed. To this end, and in his memory, his wife Jill has established a trust fund at Palmetto High School to pay the ACT or SAT registration fees for needy students. I encourage all who knew him to contribute. Thanks for reading. Make your donation to: Pat Mullins Trust Fund, Attention: Maria Stoddard, Palmetto High School, 1200 cause. He had gone out in his small outboard boat, which was recovered, and after being missing for several days, he was found Feb. 5 near Emerson Point. Snag develops in 27th Street HB. v. BB settlementBy Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Stormwater drainage and public easement appear to be the sticking points in the proposed settlement to the and Bradenton Beach involving the Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. Holmes Beach will hold a shade meeting at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, to address the stalemate. City attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners Feb. 26 that settlement talks had reached an impasse, but declined further comment. A shade meeting is an exception to Floridas Sunshine Laws, requiring commissioners discussions about city business to be conducted in the open. The exception allows public bodies to meet in private to discuss pending litigation. Minutes of the meeting are made public once the matter is settled. The dispute began in 2008 when Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach, between the bayfront and Gulf Drive, to the Sandpiper mobile home park, which is situated Beach objected to the conveyance, but let the matter drop until signs, fences and a locked gate appeared in August 2011. the transfer, following an unsuccessful attempt to resolve the matter through private negotiations and the states pality sues another. Holmes Beach offered to settle the suit two months ago if Sandpiper conveyed a drainage easement and public access, took down signs and removed any locks on gates. In a string of emails Feb. 13-15 between Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, city attorney Patricia Petruff and Sandpiper president Doug LeFevre, the citys representatives asked Sandpiper to sign the easement, but LeFevre objected. This is not an acceptable easement, he wrote. LeFevre told Monti that Holmes Beach should enter an interlocal agreement with Bradenton Beach to coordinate stormwater issues. resulted in a $5,000 expense and a year-and-a-half wait for Holmes Beach to reimburse its share of the cost. And, in considering Holmes Beachs settlement offer, Bradenton Beach substituted a requirement for an interlocal agreement for the easement. The agreement will coordinate Holmes Beachs stormwater access through Bradenton Beachs easement on the Sandpiper-owned street. On Feb. 15, LeFevre wrote, Bradenton Beach has approved signing this agreement with you, and we are in agreement with Bradenton Beach. Its just Holmes Beach were waiting for. Monti replied to LeFevre that Holmes Beach is recommending the easement document. Once again we are not talking about any land ownership issues here, simply the right to have access is our concern. Monti told LeFevre that when he leaves office, Without an easement there would be no assurances that Thus far, attorney fees reported by Holmes Beach are Doggy in the windowRowan Slater, 8, of Portland, Maine, and mom a rescued puppy in the care manager of The Islander newspaper and owner of Rescue. The family visited pies Feb. 21 at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive. The little rascals are waiting in a foster or forever home.

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School/sports physicals Pre-employment testing Minor surgical procedures Physical exams Injuries and illnesses Screenings and X-rays And more BRADENTON WEST Serving Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and West BradentonTOWNCAR SERVICE RATESto/from Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key$80$75$35Flat-rate pick up on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15Local AND Long Distance 941-730-8803 or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15 By Mark Young Islander Reporter After months of navigating governmental red tape, Bradenton Beach is one signature away from repairing the day dock adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier. According to Bradenton Beach Police Department Lt. John Cosby, adviser to the Community Redevelopment Agency, work to the day dock could begin any day. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has the last piece of paper they need to sign and we are good to go, said Cosby at a Feb. 20 CRA meeting. Cosby said there were some discrepancies in what some of the other involved agencies assumed the city was going to do and what the project really consisted of, but been made. He said Duncan Seawall is standing by to begin the project, which consists of bringing in a barge on the water, lifting the damaged dock sections out of the water for repairs and removing the ones that cannot be repaired. Repairs consist of replacing dock ballasts and hinges that were designed for a lake dock, not for the rougher waters of Sarasota Bay. Wave action caused the hinges to fail and the dock sections were separated. The dock was shut down about a month prior to the June arrival of Tropical Storm Debby. The storm damaged the dock beyond simple repairs and it has remained closed. Its been estimated that at least four sections will be eliminated from the original nine sections, reducing the negatively impact the primary use, which is a drop off point for boaters and water taxis. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse questioned whether sequestration possible massive federal spending cuts set to go into effect March 1 would impact the project if there were further delays. Weve already signed the funding agreement, Cosby said. The $120,000 is there. Its committed. Weve signed all the documents that commit that funding to Bradenton Beach. Cosby complimented the FEMA response team that inspected the three projects submitted by the city following Debby. He said the delays were neither the citys nor FEMAs fault. What happened was the Florida Department of Environmental Protection used to issue permits on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Cosby. The governor came in looking to cut costs and thats what separated the permit process, so the corps is doing their own permits now. Cosby said the city was not made aware of that fact until the permit application was submitted. The corps then misevaluated the project, but building The Bradenton Beach day dock, adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier, is one signature away from the startup of repair work after about nine months of waiting. Mark Young had to show the corps in their own operations manual that this project didnt require what they were asking for. Once it went up the chain, they came back and told us we were right and gave us our permit. Cosby said the project is one FEMA signature away. All permits are in place and the funding is in place, he said. We are waiting for one signature from one end. Construction, once started, is expected to take about a month and will not impact the daily operations of the pier or Rotten Ralphs Restaurant. Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. 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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 19 ART AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Art League941-320-1786 Now that you have some time on your hands, its time to shop for all those cute things your friends keep pinning on Pinterest. These stores all specialize in unique and offer great customer service. For certain, The Islander knows where to shop. We bet any one of these shops will have the item youre looking for, because these shops are stocked anywhere else. And remember it always feels good to shop local and buy local. Giving Back in Holmes Beach offers new merchandise every week. And remember, when shopping at Giving Back, you get awesome deals and give back proceeds go to local charities. At Steffs Stuff, its always a good time to shop for fabulous vintage jewelry and other accessories for your wardrobe. See the great selection at 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For information, call Steffs Stuff Antiques at 941-383-1901. Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing and Cobwebs Unique Finds Spring in the air, and not just in Florida. Nancy is ready to do some cleaning, so every item in her secret garden will be 20 percent off though March 15. Get your garden fabulous with shabby chic planters, tables, chairs, and more. While youre in, ask the girls about their upcoming events for cable TVs Mad Men season premier and a special Ladies Tea and Garden Party. Tide and Moon s location on Pine Avenue is a must-do. What better way to remember paradise found than the Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant, handcrafted by Laura Shely and only available at Tide and Moon. What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and daily appointments for accepting more, the content in the shop is constantly changing. Check it out. Youll be saying, Wow, What a Find! Community Thrift Shop wants to know if youre ready to change things up for the new year? It is looking for quality consignments with 50-60 percent to the consignor. Call the store for details. With deals like these, who cant afford to do a thrifty makeover on their home or vacation rental? Dont forget to say, The Islander sent me. Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vintage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Ave. E. 941-708-0913 Like us on Facebook!CobwebsAntiques and More Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and more! Accepting quality consignments. Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-4 Jewelry Tide and Moon Exclusive Anna Maria Island Pendant Handmade by Laura Shely Steffs Stuff Antiques & TreasuresJ 941.383.19015380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101, Longboat Key at the Centre Shops, Buttercuponline@hotmail.com Anna Maria building permits in pipeline proceed to processBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Acting on the 3-2 vote of the Anna Maria City Comwho meet the exemption criteria established by the commission. The commission had enacted an administrative building moratorium and previously instructed Welch not to issue building permits. But a Feb. 20 vote allowed applications in the pipeline to proceed through the process. Welch said he was inundated with telephone calls the morning after the commission vote and, after several lengthy calls, had to put a halt to further questions while he prepared the exemption criteria. mitted to prove a project is in the pipeline is accurate and true. Welch is conferring with city attorney Jim Dye on each application before any permits are issued. Welch told commissioners Feb. 20 he has 15 potential applicants for building permits, 12 of them planned a single-family home with a reasonable number of bedrooms. The commission is attempting to limit the number of multi-bedroom homes built in the city that can easily be turned into vacation rentals for multiple families or large groups of people. In a memo to potential applicants, Welch said criteria for an exemption includes executed contracts for design, engineering and soil samples, proof of actual expenditures, proof of obligations to pay for work performed, design documents, projects seaward of the coastal construction control line that have received a notice to proceed from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and any other form of proof that shows the project has been under substantial development and is proceeding in good faith. Welch said applicants for the exemption would be if approved. Please, be patient as this process will be timeconsuming and requests for additional information or adjustments may be made. It is in your best interest to apply as early in this process as possible, Welch wrote. Comments sought for ood insurance rate maps have worked with agents of the Federal Emergency Management Agency the past few months developing a the public to comment. The period for public comment and appeal for the building requirements. Property owners, renters, real estate and insurance agents, mortgage lenders in Manatee County are encouraged to view the preliminary maps and provide comment, the release said. The preliminary maps may be viewed at www. or at one of several locations around the county. Questions and comments may be delivered to the various building department at locations including: Drive Holmes Beach. Isles Road, Longboat Key. Residents of unincorporated Manatee County can

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Celebrate St. Patricks Day Holmes Beach planner turns dock limit into setback limits By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter A proposed one-lot, one-dock ordinance appears to be losing steam in Holmes Beach, but a similar one may soon address dock setbacks. At their second and final reading, the Holmes Beach City Commission voted 3-2 to continue the Feb. 26 public hearing which saw one dissenter take the podium on a proposed ordinance thought to clarify the citys one-dock rule. The proposed ordinance also incorporates Florida Department of E E nvironmental Protection regulations and requires owners to prove conformity to the more stringent of either the DE E P or the citys rules before building a dock. Tuesday, March 12, public hearing. At the Feb. 26 hearing, Terry Parker of 68th Street objected to the proposed new rule, saying if a property has waterfront on more than one side, it should be allowed. Commissioner Judy Titsworth said she became acutely aware of dock problems through a situation next door to her home. She described how condominium ownership resulted in two-single family homes and two-plus docks that lace proper setbacks on less than 65 feet of water frontage. Its not the number of docks as much as its the setbacks, said Titsworth, adding that the DEEPs 25-foot setbacks are reduced to 10 feet where there is less than 65 feet of waterfront. setback issue, moved instead for the continuance. Commission Chair Jean Peelen directed Titsworth to work with city attorney Patricia Petruff and city planner Bill Brisson to craft a new version of the ordinance. and Commissioners Pat Morton and Marvin Grossman voted in favor of the dock ordinance. Commissioner David Zaccagnino voted against it, saying residents docks. Zaccagnino and Peelen opposed Titsworths request for a continuance. They favored concentrating on issues to lift the Residential-2 building moratorium imposed by the commission in December. Morton joined Titsworth, saying the concern was not about docks. Grossman said he needed more time to understand the various concerns. Zaccagnino said, It was changed to say dock from docks, and read aloud other parts of the proposed ordinance. Titsworth pointed out another part of the ordinance included the states setback requirements, and in the case involving her neighbors property, she disagreed with a recent DE E P interpretation allowing multiple docks and 10-foot setbacks on one platted lot. Im looking at what could happen next, she said. Peelen said, My preference would be to vote up or down, yes or no, and get this thing off the docket. This is not an issue I have heard yelled from the streets of Holmes Beach, Peelen continued. Its just not. And weve spent a lot of time on it already, and Im frustrated, and really dont want to continue this so we can get an entirely new take on it, or an amendment with a new focus. Titsworth responded that considering the time and money expended, it was important to address the concerns prior to passing an ordinance that could govern the city for a long time to come. Compared to DE E P rules, the citys rules are more restrictive as the state permits two docks in some cases, while the city allows only one. Titsworth said the citys one-lot, one-dock rule had previously not been enforced, she added. My stance on this whole thing was if you have the footage you can have three docks. I dont want to limit homes to one dock, Morton said. It got changed by everyone talking about it, he added. After the meeting, Titsworth said the dock ordinance shed like to see will aim to nip it in the bud for others in situations similar to hers. Ordinance turn-around In a two-day turn around, Brisson revised the onedock, one-lot proposed ordinance into a proposed rule to limit docks in accordance with shoreline frontage. With a review by Petruff, Brisson told commissioners Feb. 28 hes comfortable with the revised rule that appears to meet the criteria of the commissions com ments from the earlier meeting. Based on the previous meeting, Brisson said he got the impression the commission didnt want to continue the one-dock limitation, Brisson said. According to Brisson, the biggest change with the revision is, You may have one boat dock per shoreline frontage, provided there is approval by the DEEP. The new ordinance also treats properties in condominium ownership as one parcel. Brisson said the city does not allow land condominium divisions regardless of how the DEEP interprets it, and setbacks will now rely on the parcels shoreline. 5801 Marina Drive. Bayfront and canalfront homes in Holmes Beach may be impacted by the citys proposed dock ordinance. Commissioners will continue to look at the ordinance at a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at city hall, 5801 Marina

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 21 5315 gulf driv e holmes beach 941-77 8-0411 www.eathereannamaria.com One of Floridas best new restaurants Meet me at Holmes Beach City Hall around 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, and well strut our stuff at 4 p.m. in celebration of St. Patricks Day in the Beach Bistro St. Pats Day Parade! Irish lads and lassies, bagpipers and Irish at heart are especially welcome! P.S. Sham Rockin party in the field 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Come have fun! Judy the parade-loving elephant Sponsored as a community service byTortuga Inn beachfront pergola progresses quickly By Mark Young Islander Reporter The Tortuga Inn Beach Resort pergola sparked minor more than a year ago but is progressing on the beachfront, following a lengthy permit process. Some citizens expressed opposition to any development on the beach side of the Gulf of Mexico, but permits were granted and Tortuga owner David Teitelbaum said construction of the pergola will soon be completed. This has been in the works for about a year and a half, said Teitelbaum. Its a process that included getting approvals from the city commission and planning and zoning, as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Teitelbaum said once the city approved the project, a very extensive submission was made to DEP about six months ago. We received approval from DEP to do the construction around September and construction started Feb. 1. Now that we have the structure in place, we are proceeding with dune planting and building up the dunes, said Teitelbaum. We obviously had to disturb the sea oats and dunes to put the structure in, so we are in the process of not only replacing what was there, but enhancing it. Completion of the pergola is still a few months away, but approval for Teitelbaums plans from the city was not so easy to come by. The pergola is situated on land zoned for preservation by the city, and members of the planning and zoning board found construction in the zone to be a violation of the citys comprehensive plan, similar to the opposition the board had for a proposed parking lot on the beach at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N. The parking lot issue resulted in the resignation of several members of the P&Z board, ridicule from the city, and a lawsuit brought by three citizens including two former P&Z members against the city that is still pending to halt the project. The city commission voted to approve in spite of a recommendation from P&Z to deny the pergola. Teitelbaum is a developer, but said his history lies in preservation, so he understands the importance of progPreservation development was his first love and he worked on projects in New York City that include Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Center, to name a few. His preservation development work has garnered many awards from such organizations as the Preservation League of New York, Upper East Side Historical District and New York Landmarks Conservancy. He said he has a clear understanding of what his responsibility is as a developer in an environmentally sensitive area. We still have to go back to DEP for the solar lighting and FWC to get approval for turtle-friendly lightwe have to respect that. We have to be harmonious with them. We cant just come in and take it all over. While Teitelbaum is seeking approvals, he said the pergola is primarily for daytime use. Im very actively involved with the quiet enjoyment of the people we bring in, he said. We are family oriented and not trying to bring in the frat-house crowd. We want to welcome tourists, but not tourists that come here and disrupt our neighbors and turtles. That kind of balance has to be created. resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., creating it for the purpose of conducting weddings was discussed. Teitelbaum said it would be used for weddings, but its a secondary purpose to the overall enjoyment for his guests. We are in the wedding business and have been for years in a big way at our four resorts, he said, noting Tortuga is probably his best wedding venue. The pergola, he said, will enhance Tortugas wedding atmosphere and compliment the penthouse and six associated units designed to accommodate wedding parties. The idea of the pergola is to have a beachside wedding chapel, but its not the primary use, he said. The primary use is for our guests to take a meal or a glass of wine and enjoy themselves. Its a place where they can get off the sand, but still enjoy the beach. Teitelbaum said his resorts combine to accommodate So yes, well do some of our weddings there, but we can do anniversaries, reunions and we do a lot of corbusiness and weddings are certainly a part of that. Teitelbaum said the construction should be completed within days. At that time he will approach the city to get a temporary use permit for daytime activities, while he wades through the lighting permit process with DEP and FWC. So it should be a couple of months before everything is done, he said. We want to make sure the dunes and sea oats are done, too. Im a historic preservation person, so I want people to know that quality of life is important to me. This is my home. I work here, I live here and Ill die here. Hopefully not anytime soon, though. Teitelbaums resorts in Bradenton Beach also include Seaside Inn & Resort, 2200 Gulf Drive N., Tradewinds Resort, 1603 Gulf Drive N. and Old Bridge Village, 115 Third St. S. The pergola at Tortuga Inn Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, is almost completed after a lengthy permitting process and some public opposition.

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Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, greets Jack Smulowitz at a town meeting sponsored by The Islander Feb. 28 at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina By Kathy Prucnell Islander Reporter Concerns about House Bill 883 a state law widely criticized for usurping home rule with respect to rentals dominated a Feb. 28 town hall meeting in Holmes Beach, featuring state Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. Ive come to the conclusion that the status quo is not working, Galvano said of HB 883. Galvano listed other challenges going into the March 5 start of the legislative session, including Medicaid funding; the troubled citrus industry; interstate and in-state water issues; revitalizing the housing industry; support for technology education and businesses; and encourageGalvano was elected to the Florida senate in NovemA Bradenton attorney, he represents 500,000 people in seven counties, including Manatee. He previously served the four-term limit eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. Introducing the topic of HB 883, Galvano said it was with a concern for property rights. He said his main focus will be working with the people of District 26. Galvano told about 25 people gathered in Holmes Beach chambers that he understood Anna Maria Islands concerns, having vacationed as a youth and lived on the island, and that hes spoken to many people about developers and investors taking advantage of the island. Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said, It seems like a But Holmes Beach Commissioner David Zaccagnino Holmes Beach Commission Chair Jean Peelen said she favored a repeal of House Bill 883 because of its assault on home rule. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and Commissioners Judy Titsworth and Marvin Grossman, elected last November, ran on a platform to stop rental abuses and construction-related problems. especially on Anna Maria to manage its own destiny. I am going to look into the option of repealing the bill, Galvano said. For me its the bigger issue. It drives me crazy when Washington tells us what it wants. With 883, its a little different, but the same concept. It goes back to favoring the government closest to the people, he said. Monti said hes hoping to turn around a 20 percent population loss on the island. The repeal of HB 883 would assist the city in doing that, he said. cant rezone to correct the rental imbalance. She said new tourism is crowding out winter snowbirds six-month visitors. I dont see any amendment. I see a repeal thats needed, Titsworth said. Some in the audience agreed Anna Maria Island might be one of the few remaining areas in Florida lacking high-rises and the transformation to primarily vacation rentals. At stake is the islands small town feel, with its active community, school, churches, museum and comherself as a year-round resident. Holmes Beach resident Terry Parker said, The real issue here is our fragile island. Were losing our permanent population, with people knocking down one house and building two. Holmes Beach resident Marie Franklin, owner of a real estate sales and rental company in Anna Maria, favored the repeal of HB 833. Weve disciplined our tenants, and we notify them of city rules, she said. We had a nice balance for years, and didnt need the rules. Something has to change in order to see a return of residents, she added. Local investor Miriam Martin of Bradenton, who owns two old Florida homes in Holmes Beach, acknowledged AMIs rental problems, but worries the pendulum could swing too far in the other direction, and impact local investors who pay taxes, have responsible tenants and contribute to the local economy. During the meeting, Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb stood as if to ask a question, and promptly to a potential Sunshine Law violation. Following some argumentative comments, he left the meeting. But both Islander publisher Bonner Joy and Holmes Beach clerk Stacey Johnston responded that the notice had been posted both at city hall and in the newspaper, although it is not likely required. Anna Maria Commissioner Dale Woodland then took the mic, announcing he had no problem speaking and the discussion continued. After the meeting, Galvano said it was his inclinahow it impacts the rest of the state.

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Island Real E Estate lived up to its No. 1 seed, sweeping the championship over Tylers Ice Cream 25-20, Moss paced IREE with seven kills and two service aces in Moss chipped in two kills. Mark Templeton and Tyler Bekkerus led Tylers with kills in the loss. Tylers Ice Cream advanced to the championship with Berkery adding two blocks. Duncan Real E Estate was led by Mark Pennells nine kills, while E E d Moss chipped in with three kills and Mike Bugel and Mackenzie Kosfeld paced Lobstahs with four kills each in the loss. Flag football playoff seeds set The regular season of the NFL Flag Football league at the center has come to a close and a second season playoffs has begun. LPAC Cardinals earned top seed in the 8-10 division Lobstahs Browns 33-13. The Browns loss lifted LPAC second seed. Coastal Orthopedic Bears earned the third seed, while Tylers Ice Cream grabbed fourth seed. Miller E E lectric Chargers, Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins, Air & E E nergy Jets and Beach Bistro Buccaneers round out there were no upsets and the top four seeds held serve easily. LPAC Cardinals shutout Beach Bistro Buccaneers 18-0, while Lobstahs Browns blew away Air & E Energy Jets 25-6. Coastal Orthopedic Bears eased past Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins 18-12, while Tylers Ice Cream Vikings defeated Miller EElectric Chargers 18-6. Top-seeded LPAC will take on fourth-seed Tylers Ice Cream March 5 after press time for The Islander. That game is preceded at 6 p.m. by No. 2 Lobstahs against Coastal Orthopedic. Holy Cow Cardinals wrapped up the top seed and earned a bye in the 11-13 division thanks to an earlier victory over second-place Ross Built Dolphins. Lobstahs Buccaneers grabbed third seed, while the high-scoring Beach Bum Ravens took fourth seed. E E at Here Colts, Walter & Associates Bears and E Edgewater Jaguars followed in the season standings. The seedings pretty much held in the 11-13 division as Ross Built obliterated seventh seed E Edgewater Realty and Lobstahs shutout Walter & Associates 34-0. The only minor upset saw No. 5 E E at Here Colts outlast Beach Bum Ravens 34-28. E Eat Here now turns its sights to top-seed Holy Cow Cardinals, while Lobstahs takes on Ross Built. Both games were held March 4 after deadline. Integrity Sound Falcons rolled past West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers 34-6 Feb. 26. Despite the loss, the BuccaMarch 5. Walter & Associates Bears earned the third seed, and Beach to Bay Construction Browns followed in the season standings. Both opening round games were competitive in & Associates Bears edged Beach to Bay Construction Browns 20-15. E E at Here now takes on Integrity Sound March 4, while Walter & Associates takes on West Coast Surf Shop on March 5. Look for the winners for the Super Bowl staging in next weeks report. Key RRoyale golfer dominates third hole Another busy week for golfers at Key Royale Club was highlighted by a hole-in-one by John Sagert Feb. The women of Key Royale Club hosted a charity event Feb. 19 with Mote Marine Laboratory Animal Hos Mary Selby and Judy Ward co-chaired the event that prospered with a large, hard-working committee. Through hole sponsors, a silent auction and a very generous donation by Bob and Carol Carter helped raise more than $10,000 for the hospital. The Key Royale men also volunteered time to help the cause, while Chef Robert and staff served up a delectable luncheon to follow the play. The team of Marcia OBrien, Penny Auch, Donna nament, but the real winner, said Selby, is the animal hospital. The mens handicap club championship matches continued with several second-round matches completed last week. Jim Auch, Dale Hudson, Barry Izzard, Fred Miller, Mike Selby, John Cassese and Larry Pippel each earned easy victories to advance to the next round, while Vince Mercadante slipped past Neal Hammer by one hole. Next week, Izzard takes on Selby, Miller plays Mercandate, Hudson plays Pippel and Auch takes on Cassese. In regular golf action, club members played a ninehole handicap scramble March 1. The team of Ron Robinson, Mary Martin, Mary Ann Kammerlin and Carl Voyles strokes over Sandy Burrell, Joan Parrish, Matt Behan and Tom Lewis. The members teamed up again Feb. 28 for another scramble. The team of Laura Purcell, Hoyt Miller, John E E stok and Ken Rickett matched the 2-unde-par 30 carded by John Purcell, Gary E E isner, Tom Nelson and Tom The men played an 18-hole two-best-balls-of-four Weir, Charlie Yole and Tom Lewis combined to card a second place was the team of Andy Barber, Matt Fuenfschilling and Marty Golden. The team of Pieter Thomassen, Neil Hammer, Danny Hayes and Bill Gallgher was alone in third place at 20-under 108. The men played a nine-hole low-net-of-partners match Feb. 25. Jim Auch and Charlie Knopp combined Huntzinger and Vince Mercadante. MORE online at www.islander.org.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 25 sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenSPECIAL PACKAGE: Kayak + Paddle + PFD = 1 low price! Complete Line of Kayak Accessories, Racks & CartsTop Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayaks Guides and Fishing Charters GOLF LINKS A CHALLENGING COURSE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE Fishing Charters Wet Slips Fuel Dock Full Service Marine Mechanic Tackle Shop and Water Sports By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island anglers are catching a variety of species when the weather cooperates. As we enter March, springtime patterns should start emerging unless we get some late cold fronts like the one we experienced last week. Strong winds, rain and a sudden drop in temperature shiners for bait. Redfish, trout and catch-and-release snook are readily taking live shiners, especially on the afternoon high tides. Now, due to the recent cold front, back up. Try fishing docks for reds, black drum and sheepshead. You can also walk the beaches when the surf is minimal and jig for pompano. ted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. By using live shiners for bait, Gross is leading his clients to respectable catches of all the familiar species. Gross feels that while with a No. 2 E Eagle Claw live-bait hook. At a time when popping cork to keep his baits out of the grass. In deeper water, he is simply free-lining baits. in the feeding mood, Gross is switching tactics. Gross is local docks on live shrimp. noon high tides. By quietly motoring through shallow spooked and not responding to live baits. By simply It just goes to show that sometimes thinking outside the box can be rewarding. You never know what you might catch when using chunk baits. Girle also is still jigging up pompano in south Sarasota Bay. Small bullet-head pompano jigs tipped with fresh-cut shrimp are the ticket. While jigging, Girles clients are catching Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, jack Steve Oldham at Island Discount Tackle says sheepshead are the highlight of the week. Pier fishers are For bait, live shrimp is working well. Other baits that worms. Remember to use a small stout hook when tar with pliers. A stout hook will aid in removal and wont be likely to bend when gripped and turned with pliers. Spotted seatrout are responding to soft plastics combined with a lead jighead. Oldham suggests drifting over holes. As for bait, a Berkley Gulp shrimp in either New Penny or Molting colors is recommended. although the bite is sporadic. U U sing pompano jigs rigged Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says sheepshead are dominating the bite. Sheepherders are using live bite. Dont be surprised to walk out on the pier and see Average size of the sheepies being caught at the pier is 1-3 pounds. Meanwhile, Spanish mackerel are beginning to show using Gotcha plugs or speck rigs are reeling up macks in the 12to15-inch range. While targeting mackerel, pier if you let them. In closing, a few black drum and pompano are being the drum, cast a shrimp under the pier for best results. For the pompano, try casting your shrimp out away from the pier. Earl Jaffe, Nat Coats visiting from Illinois, Maine and New York show off pompano caught on a recent trip with Capt. Warren Girle. Mark  Schumacher of Ohio shows off his catch on a charter trip with Capt. Warren Girle a 28 1/2-inch said it was the biggest trout his crew had ever seen. Capt. Trek Hackney of Holmes Beach shows off a whopper spotted seatrout caught in Terra Ceia Bay. It was 25 inches long and weighed 6 pounds.

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26 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! Charming cottage in Cortez Village, 1/1 w/1 car garage. $209,000. mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Featured Home Understanding Professional Dedicated Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTORLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217 Check out our online vacation rental catalog on Anna Maria Island and at Herons Watch, Bradenton. www.Florida-Dreams.com We speak English, German, French and Hungarian 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599We listen. We list. We sell.We are real estate professionals who specialize in listing and selling properties to meet clients individual needs. Call us anytime, 981-808-6220 or 941-809-5565 or visit our website, cellwithmelandbarb.com. Barb and Mel Neely HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Norman-Ellis at Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty Providing Personalized Island Service to Buyers and Sellers 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 34217 Jo Anne Lanza, Realtor 941-518-6507www.IslandReal.com/Jo-Anne-Lanza JLanza@tampabay.rr.comGail Tutewiler, Realtor 941-705-0227www.IslandGail.com GailTuteRE@aol.com Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool, tennis, covered parking, bay access, water views, elevator, future bookings, and new A/C and new roof are just some of the features of this condo. Just bring your ipops and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755. New shuttle schedule The Anna Maria Island Shuttle Service, which oper ates the Island Pearl cruise vessel from the Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton, has adopted a new schedule for March. Co-owner Capt. Tracey Dell said the free tours have ended, as has the Bradenton-Palmetto route. Meanwhile, Dell has added the M.V. Minnow, a 20-passenger vessel, to the shuttle service and will sail both boats weekdays from the Twin Dolphin Marina. A stop at the Tortuga Inn dock, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, has been added to the route, he said, and a Dolphin Watch cruise has been added to the schedule. With two boats operating daily, Dell said the Anna Maria Island Circle Line will continue and an excursion to E Egmont Key has been added. A day trip to Sarasota is also on the schedule. On Tuesday, March 29, the Island Pearl will conduct a Manatee River history cruise with historian Cathy Slusser, departing at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from the Twin Dolphin Marina for the history cruise. For more information, go to www.amishuttleservice. com Lynn Zemmer, left, of Edgewater Real Estate, 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, has teamed with Elaine Mullhaupt of SolTerre vacation properties, 2501 Gulf Bridge Street to handle real estate transactions and Rick CatlinSolTerre teams with Edgewater Real Estate E E laine Mullhaupt of SolTerre Vacation Properties has joined with Lynn Zemmer, E E dgewater Real E E state, 104 will handle real estate transactions and vacation rental management. Street, Zemmer said, and Mullhaupt has begun working on the real estate side of the business. Its just wonderful that we now have the capacity and expertise to handle everything in the real estate and vacation rentals industry, Zemmer said. This is an idea weve been working on for some Zemmer said Mullhaupt is concentrating on real estate during March because, thanks to her hard work and a great tourist season, all properties she manages have been rented for the month. Isnt it great? asked Zemmer. Were all going to be very busy this month and its already a tremendous season. Eat Here featured in national trade magazine The three E E at Here restaurants owned by Holmes Beach restaurateur Shawn Murphy were recently featured in Nations Restaurant News magazine. The writer talked with Murphy, who also owns the Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, about how E Eat Here began several years ago from his ideas of a new concept for dining in the area. The E Eat Here restaurants feature a more casual, less expensive menu than Beach Bistro and are less focused on style, Murphy told the magazine. Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Another E E at Here opened on Main Street, Sarasota, the following year, and the Siesta Key location in December 2012. Chamber planner The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Stonewood Grill and Tavern, Cost of the lunch is $15 and members are asked to bring a guest. Reservations are required. bers monthly sunrise breakfast will be at St. Stephens E Episcopal School, 315 41st St. W., Bradenton Bridge Street Market manager Melissa Enders, left, congratulates the March 3 gumbo winners, second and third place Island Time Bar & Grill.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 27 SSPoORTS continCONTINUEdD fromFROM pagPAGE 24 SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.GULF FRONT COMPLEX Turnkey furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Waters Edge. Lush landscaping, private heated pool, tennis and elevator! $369,000 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE TENNIS RACKETS: SPALDING and Prince. Like new, $30 each, six-piece crystal salad set, $40. Sally, 941-737-9173. GARAGE DOOR OPENER: Complete brackets, etc. Craftsman Genie, as new, $75. 941-7783920. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak ofce chairs, collectibles. View at  The Islander  store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FOR SALE: One legal two-drawer les. Various ofce supplies. Also selling antique wood ofce chairs, Haitian art, collectible 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 FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE 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 classieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-3629821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SEEKING HOUSESITTING/CARETAKING position. Will relocate to anywhere on the Florida Gulf coast. References available. 210-633-6206. themichaelearney@yahoo.com. THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/ TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repair able shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donation drop-off   9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday only. 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, 941-779-2733. NEW LOCATION: STEFFS Stuff Antiques has moved to The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101. 941-3831901. YARD SALE: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. 412 Alamanda Road, Anna Maria. GARAGE SALES Continued LARGE GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 8-10. Many large and smalls tools, many dozens crystal stemware, kitchen, atware, milk glass, cast iron/stainlesssteel pots and pans, home electronics, typewriter, two desks, many shells, two plate collections and more! Come see! 813 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. THE SALE YOUVE been waiting for: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Lots of cool stuff. 521 56th St., Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND LOST: PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES Jan. 20, Bridge Street festival. Brown frames in brown cloth sack. Call 765-491-9530, if found. Turn the page for more Lost & Found ads...Boil water notice rescinded, expect another shutdown Claude Jones, water utilities service coordina tion of the Manatee County U U tilities Department said March 1 that two boil water notices issued last week for customers along and near Gulf Drive from rescinded. will require shutting off water in an area south of the intersection at Gulf Drive and E E ast Bay Drive at Mike Jones said the department will again issue a boil water notice after the water is returned to service for customers in the affected area. The department will do a reverse-911 call regarding the water shutoff to customers in the area with landlines. Customers should boil water for about an hour or use bottled water for drinking and cooking until a bacteriological survey shows the water to be safe, generally within 24-48 hours. Precautionary signs are removed from the area when boil water notice is rescinded. For more information, Jones can be reached at and weekends. CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, FLIP-PAGE E-EDITION, fF ACEbBOOK & TWITTER! WWE HAVE IT ALL.

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28 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net ANSWERS TO FEB. 27 PUZZLE W aly Pr ecision Painting Interior Pr e W www.W HEALTH CARE PRIVATE CAREGIVER: LIGHT duties around home, appointments, hygiene care, experience in all phases. References. Call between 8 a.m.5 p.m. 941-545-7114. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. 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. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-5456688. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. ATTENTION ABSENTEE HOMEOWNERS: D and T Home Watch LLC. Bonded and insured. Looking after your property like it was our own. Serving Manatee and Sarasota counties. Call 941840-0227 or visit www.dandthomewatch.com. TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER Repair Service, LLC: Fast and reliable on-site computer repair service with reasonable rates. CompTIA A+ and Network+ certi ed. Call today! Anthony Mitchell at 941-592-7714. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-565-3935. CLEANING RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-7564570. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can x it. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING: 36 years of happy customers. Organize, laundry, iron, petwatch, storm-check, etc. 941-778-3046. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classi eds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! More ads = more readers in The Islander. Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE POWER WINDOWS REPAIRED We Come To You Full Warranty 941-780-1735 $20 OFF Service Call AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria Anderson & Associates InsuranceYour Island Insurance Specialist WORKING TO SAVE YOU MONEY941-729-7355 news to news@islander.org. Dont miss the fun. LOST & FOUND Continued FOUND: BRACELET, SILVER, charm, near Gloria Dei Church. Claim at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. REWARD FOR LOST bicycle: Yellow, decorated Schwinn bike, very special. Call 610-246-7472. LOST: DIAMOND WEDDING ring. Lost in Holmes Beach. Reward! Please, call 203-887-4661. LOST CAMERA: BROADWAY Beach, Longboat Key. Nikon CoolPix. 217-343-1137. LOST: WOMANS GOLD bracelet: Hurricane Hanks or on northbound trolley, Pine Ave and Hammock Road, Anna Maria. 416-509-7827. TRANSPORTATION FOR SALE: 2002 Grand Cherokee 4x4 Jeep, special edition, red with gray leather. 79,000 miles, excellent condition, runs great. Call 941-7786552. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. 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.wavesboatclub.com. Call 321-427-4646. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL: See Anna Maria Island by water! Phone, 941-518-3868. boatorida.weebly.com. 2005 23-FOOT Beachcat, Yamaha F115. Fiberglass pontoon-style hull. Designed for saltwater, coastal use. Bimini with full enclosures. Great for family, shing, cruising. Stepdown storage in console. $13,500. 941-527-8012. HELP WANTED LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Full or part-time. Morning shifts are 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts are 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-9637. DELI CLERK WANTED: Part-time, 20-25 hours a week. Must be exible and have good interpersonal skills. Apply at Jessies Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ISLAND RESORT AND Vacation Rentals seeking part-time housekeepers. Previous experience a plus! Daytime hours. Please, call 941-778-2090 for application, or email islands58@aol.com. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. NICOLE AND HALLIES babysit, pet sit and pet walk. Red Cross certi ed, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981. AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Evenings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certi ed. AMI or NW Bradenton. Brittany, 941-465-6748. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 29 Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLANDS FINESTMORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-7484711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941447-6747. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, of ce. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, berglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. 1BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo, heated pool, shing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month, $1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002. CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch, near boat ramp, many other area amenities, cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638. PANORAMIC GULFFRONT: 3BR/2BA, huge deck, every room overlooks Gulf. Available January 2014. North Shore Drive, Anna Maria. 813920-5595. WATERFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL for winter, 2013-14. 3BR/2.5BA home at the end of a canal. Amazing view of Bimini Bay and Key Royale Bridge. Beautiful home with enclosed pool, large covered porch, two-car garage. Fully furnished. $5,000/month. Available January-April. 863-6608366. Airport Transportation941-779-0043 RENTALS ANNUAL RENTAL: CANAL home, 3BR/3BA, caged pool, kitchen appliances, one-car garage, unfurnished. Available Feb. 1. $1,995/month. 863-660-8366. TURNKEY FURNISHED RENTAL: 1BR/1BA 1.3 miles to Island via Cortez Bridge. Elevated duplex, spacious. $1,050/month. Desire annual rental, will consider short term. 941-761-2725. OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 1,300 sf. Call 1-800-952-1206. 3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, MayJune. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net. 2BR/2BA CONDO: TURNKEY furnished, available by the month until November. All amenities. Suzanne, Coastal Properties Realty, 941794-1515. WANTED: 2BR/2BA CONDO. Holmes Beach, February, March 2014. Monthly rate, $4,200$4,800. Annual/semi-retired visitors. Rich, 616334-3389. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE FOR rent: Storefront. Bradenton Beach. 2501 Gulf Drive #102, Bradenton Beach. 420 sf. $1,175/month. Call 631678-1813. WANTED: 2BR/2BA CONDO: Holmes Beach, February/March 2014. Annual/semi-retired visitors. Monthly rate, $4,200-$4,800. Rich, 616334-3389. BRADENTON BEACH: ANNUAL rental, 1BR, granite kitchen, hardwood, great location, bay in back, Gulf in front, no smoking, no pets, $1,000/ month. 603-969-6840. ANNUAL RENTAL FLAMINGO Cay: 3 bedroom, 2 bath private canalfront home furnished/ unfurnished, garage, pool, hot tub, dock, boat lift. Stainless-steel appliances, quiet neighborhood. Pet considered. Asking $2,000/mo plus utilities. Gulf-Bay Realty 941-778-7244. 2BR/2BA CONDO: TURNKEY, remodeled, furnished on canal. New dock. Annual/Monthly. 850-228-6820. WATERFRONT VACATION RENTAL available: 3BR/2.5BA home at end of canal. Amazing view of Bimini Bay. Beautiful, fully furnished home, enclosed pool, large covered porch, two-car garage. Available April, July-December 2013 and May-December 2014. $4,750/month. 863660-8366. COMPLETELY REMODELED 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. weeks or months available, 200 feet to beach. 114 and 116 Oak Ave., Anna Maria. 941-778-7933. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, of ce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach. Excellent investment rental income. www. ipkey.com/12422 7 $289,000. By owner, 941962-8220. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104. LOT: 135-FOOT frontage, partial view Palma Sola Bay. Last one, desirable area, underground services. 941-792-8826. Turn the page for more Islander real estate ads and this weeks sales report. SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet Ellie Mae is a senior hound mix. She is delightful, quiet, very well-behaved and loves affection. Ellie Mae is working on regaining her daily exercise a walk or two. She is spayed and up to date on shots. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-896about Ellie Mae and other adoptable pets. Place your classified ad online at www.islander.org

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30 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER C L A S S I F I E D S REAL ESTATE Continued PARADISE: 2BR/2BA IN 55-plus community, turnkey, Ellenton. Rent space includes 20-plus amenities. Pet friendly, ve heated pools, marina. Two miles to I-75, 15 miles to Gulf! $23,500. Bob, 941-721-4890. TRAILER FOR SALE: Move-in condition, 1BR, Bridge Street. Reduced, $39,000. Boat dock, $60/year on Intracoastal, furnished, land lease, $410/month. 941-896-5528. GULF-TO-BAY condo: 3BR/2BA, dock, pool, spectacular waterfront. Asking $440,000. 1407 Gulf Drive S. #201, Bradenton Beach. By owner, 941-650-3069. HALF OF GROUND-floor duplex: 2BR/1BA, 6-foot privacy fence in rear, $206,000. 941-4472116. 2BR/1BA ISLAND HOME! Owner nancing. 503 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach. $305,000. Call 941-778-7980. BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA condo: FSBO. Townhouse-style unit with two oors above parking. Part of four-unit complex. Steps to the beach and Intracoastal. Steve, 813-245-0428. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach PALM HARBOR 3/2.Island home, walk to beach, caged pool. Great location! GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, key furnished, priced to sell at NW POOL HOME HERON HARBOR 2/2 key condo. Priced to sell. SUMMER SANDS SHORE ACRES NEW LISTING INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach. 2/1 one side, 1/1 on the other. Short walk to beach. $350,000. B AY I N FRON T, CAN AL IN BACK 3BR/3BA. Direct bay view across street. Very quiet area not far from beach. 407 28th St., Holmes Beach. Way below new appraisal: $549,000. SPECTACULAR BEACH HOUSE 3BR/3BA luxury home loaced across from beach with exceptional Gulf views. Has every possible amenity. 2-car garage, pool, and sleeps 14. $1,350,000. GREAT VIEW OF THE BEACH from this Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA condo. Direct access to Gulf beach only 100 feet from your door. $412,000. ANNA MARIA BEACH FRONT Spectacular Gulf views from this Mediterranean-style 3 BR/2.5BA home in the city of Anna Maria. High ceilings, tile floors, large master suite and spacious sun deck. 3,600 sqft. E XCEPTIO N AL VIEWS of Tampa Bay from this spacious 3BR/3BA home at the north end of Anna Maria. Oversized lot, three open porches, gorgeous heated pool, and large, private yard. $1,050,000 Skipper & Associates Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes BeachCell: 941-780-8000visit: www.IslandAnnaMaria.comScan this QR code on your smartphone to view all current AMI MLS listings. ANNA MARIA Longboat Key Specialist 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. NW B R ADENTO N HOM E 3br/3ba, 2,489 sf, bamboo oors,17-ft ceiling, pool, boat access, split open oor plan, $425,000. Call 941-778-8104. BE AUTIFUL W AT ER VIEW, 2/2 townhouse with loft and 2 master bedrooms, open oor plan, New AC, water heater. $288,800. Call 941-730-1294. KE Y ROYALE CU S TOM CAN AL HOME with new kitchen. 3/3 open oor plan, pool and replace. $679,900 Must see! 941-778-8104 W EST B R ADENTON DE COR ATO R P ERFE CT! Its ALL been done. Roof, AC, water heater, 3bed/3bth w/GORGEOUS tile baths, 2 master suites (in-law suite), vaulted ceilings, new pool/spa. Large corner lot. NOTHING left to do! $289,900. Call 730-1294 Island real estate salesBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander feld to Pakbaz for $3,425,000; list $4,495,000. $999,900; $1,195,000. Partnership I, $595,000. 3014 Avenue E E, Holmes Beach, a vacant 50x100 $450,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-7787244.

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THE ISLANDER MARCH 6, 2013 31 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. Same friendly faces. Better location. Full Service Real Estate Of ce. Sol Terre is joining forces with Edgewater Real Estate on Bridge Street, where you can expect superior service for your next vacation in paradise, and all your real estate needs. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 941.778.8104 | 941.896.3990Edgewatervacationhomes.com | www.solterreproperties.com | Edgewaterrealestateami.com Valid only at Taylor Morrison Palma Sola Trace communities. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Prices may not include lot premiums, upgrades and options. Community Association and other fees may be required. For qualied owner occupied borrowers utilizing Taylor Morrison Home Funding (NMLS #149227). Payments shown based on 96.5% FHA 30 year xed nancing including Principal, Interest and mortgage insurance only. Real Estate Taxes, CDD, Home Owners Insurance & HOA paid separately. Rates and Fee subject to Credit Score/LTV adjustments are not locked and subject to market uctuation daily without notice. FHA maximum loan determined by county. *3.25%/4.313% APR Sales price of $157,185 **3.25%/4.138% APR Sales price of $158,765. Prices, promotions, incentives, features, options, amenities, oor plans, elevations, designs, materials and dimensions are subject to change without notice. Square footage and dimensions are estimated and may vary in actual construction. Community improvements and recreational features and amenities described are based upon current development plans which are subject to change and which are under no obligation to be completed. Actual position of house on lot will be determined by the site plan and plot plan. Floor plans and elevations are artists conception and are not intended to show specic detailing. Floor plans are the property of Taylor Morrison, Inc. and its afliates and are protected by U.S. copyright laws. For further information, please see a Taylor Morrison Sales Associate and review our Terms of Use. This is not an offering in any state where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. February 2013 Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc., All rights reserved. FL GC#CBC1257822. taylormorrison.com 866-495-6006 dont wait, buy now prices are rising!Palma Sola Trace | 7335 Skybird Rd | Bradenton, FL 34209 | 941.761.0587Ashton | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car Garage$158,765Berkeley | 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1 Car Garage$157,185Its the right time to own a Taylor Morrison Condo at Palma Sola Trace! 3.25% Interest Rate | $838.03 Per MonthFHA Financing | 4.313% APR3.25% Interest Rate | $829.68 Per MonthFHA Financing | 4.138% APR

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32 MARCH 6, 2013 THE ISLANDER TRadewinds Beach Resort Tortuga Beach Resort1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217David Teitelbaum 941-812-4226 Liz Codola 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 342161325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 Cozy 540 s/f, one-bedroom, one bathroom cottages and Luxurious 1,400 s/f, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments are available & produce generous income above all operating costs. Outstanding capital growth is extremely possible from these pre-boom level prices.ese tropically furnished, spacious apartments are the best on Anna Maria Island with all the amenities of a luxury resort hotel. Both resorts are professionally managed and are expertly maintained by their condominium associations. e average occupancy & average rate statistics show both resorts out-performing the market by a wide margin. Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092www.tropicisleinn.com1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 342171-877-867-8842www.tortugainn.com 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124www.seasideresort.com 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716www.tradewinds-resort.comMaking Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at a local restaurant, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a courtesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again and again. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go. ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com Bistro Bouillabaisse, Famous Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Prosciutto-Wrapped Chillean Sea Bass with Saffron Beurre Blanc