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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Divided HB commission deflates Mainsail proposal


AsTheWorld Terns
want a lot. Page 6

AM commissioners
hit logjam on limit-
ing home living area.
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Meetings
The government cal-
endar. Page 4

Bradenton Beach
police to resume
marine patrols. Page 5


The Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6

HB moves toward
repealing moratorium.
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happens
Community events,
announcements. Page
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What to do, where to
go. Page 12

Stretlife
Island police blotter.
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BB awaits DOT OK
for Arbor Day plan.
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Sports: Golf and
horseshoe champions.
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Fishing strategies.
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Island Biz: Restaurant
and real estate news.


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
In a contentious four-hour city commis-
sion meeting March 26, Holmes Beach com-
missioners voted 3-2 to revoke the site plan
for the Mainsail development.
Mayor Carmel Monti indicated progress
had been made during two weeks of meetings
between city staff and the Mainsail develop-
ment team. The team was instructed to submit
an improved site plan from the original Tide-
mark proposal, but to fit the design into the
Tidemark footprint in order to retain approved
permits.
City commissioners asked for specific
side-by-side comparisons before the public
hearing to review and consider the Mainsail
proposal.
An incomplete report from the city's
building department led to a 30-minute dis-
cussion on whether to proceed with the public
hearing. Monti asked the commission to con-
tinue the hearing for two weeks.
"We need to take more time to do a better
evaluation of the plan," said Monti.
Commissioner Marvin Grossman moved
against that idea, making a motion to retain


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Most residents of Holmes Beach at the
March 28 special meeting to appoint the city's
new police chief left unhappy.
Outrage over the hastily organized meet-
ing and the leak that Mayor Carmel Monti
would be recommending Longboat Key Police
Lt. Bill Tokajer over Holmes Beach Interim
Chief Dale Stephenson was apparent.
In the ensuing days, Stephenson was
locked out of his office by the mayor, resigned
effective April 4, and was told by the mayor to

HB chief locked out,

dismissed fired
The Islander learned over the Easter
holiday, while Holmes Beach city offices
were closed, Mayor Carmel Monti ordered
the lock changed on the police chief's
office March 29, essentially barring
interim Police Chief Dale Stephenson, a
26-year veteran of the city police force,
from work.
The mayor further ordered city attor-
ney Patti Petruff on March 28 to confiscate
documents accumulated and stored by the
department that are eventually shredded by
an outside service.
City Commissioner David Zaccagnino
confirmed through the city clerk that the
mayor had changed the locks on the police
chief's office March 29.
This was followed by a phone call,
PLEASE SEE LOCKED OUT, PAGE 4


Holmes Beach code enforcement officer David
Forbes talks in February about expired build-
ing permits and nuisance issues at the pro-
posed Mainsail development at the corner of
Gulf and Marina drives. Islander File Photo

the public hearing.
Commissioner Judy Titsworth agreed,
saying, "They're here. Let's listen to it."
Commission Chair Jean Peelen and Com-
missioner David Zaccagnino sided with the
mayor's recommendation to delay the public
hearing, but were outvoted 3-2, with Commis-
sioner Pat Morton voting to begin the hearing.
Tensions arose early in the discussion.


collect his things April 1.
He was dismissed.
At the March 28 meeting, resident Andy
Sheridan said, 'This meeting needs to be moved
to another date and time. There is no reason to
rush unless there is something to hide. The citi-
zens of Holmes Beach may forgive your choice,
but they will never forgive your tactics."
Islander publisher Bonner Joy questioned
the mayor's choice, as well as the three-months
the mayor took to review
informal inquiries about the
job, which had no deadline
and was not advertised.
"I've had applicants call
Sand ask me what's going on,"
Monti said Joy. "There were no dead-
lines, and some of them were
not contacted."
Joy said she feels Stephen-
son served the city well for
26 years and did not receive
a fair chance from the admin-
Stephenson istration to prove his value as
chief.
"I was told that he was
required by the mayor to
fire people and refused and
I believe this is a vindictive
action," she said.
Tokajer Manatee County Commis-
sioner Carol Whitmore was
unable to attend the meeting, but submitted a
letter asking commissioners to table the issue,
and for the mayor to reconsider his choice.
PLEASE SEE CHIEF, PAGE 4


"This is a tense issue," said Peelen. "The
best way to keep this good and civil and produc-
tive is to follow being called on and to follow
procedure."
Mainsail developer Joe Collier and his team
proceeded with their detailed presentation, high-
lighting areas of the site plan where adjustments
were made to accommodate what the city was
seeking.
Collier's group of investors purchased the
property out of foreclosure about three years
ago, and with the property, the existing site plan
and what Collier calls entitlements.
Collier said he understands the tense his-
tory of the property going back 12 years to the
original Tidemark proposal.
"It has nothing to do with us," said Collier.
"We are geared up and ready to go now."
Grossman fought for the Mainsail public
hearing to take place and, following the presen-
tation, led the questioning of Mainsail, while
heavily criticizing the site plan.
Monti said the Mainsail group and the city
have maintained a good working spirit.
"To just toss it out and say we haven't made
progress isn't accurate," he said. "This city
PLEASE SEE MAINSAIL PAGE 9

TripAdvisor: AMI

4th best U.S. island
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island is the No. 4 best island
vacation destination in the United States in
TripAdvisor.com's annual Traveler's Choice
Awards.
Voting for the awards is done by visitors to
the website and from reviews on TripAdvisor.
The first three islands in the voting are
San Juan Island in Washington state, Kauai in
Hawaii and Marco Island near Naples.
TripAdvisor wrote, "The barrier island of
Anna Maria is an absolute slice of laid-back
paradise. Golfing and fishing are two of the
most popular tourist activities, though an
afternoon lounging at Bean Point beach is a
must-do, too. The Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum is a fun way to soak up some local his-
tory when you're taking a break from soaking
up the sun."
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
president Mary Ann Brockman said fourth place
in the voting was no surprise because the island
has gone from the "island that time forgot" to a
favorite destination for people looking for great
beaches and relaxation.
"We're getting pretty well known. Just
look at the winter season and the people who
are here," Brockman said.
She said it appeared to her this season is
going to set a record for visitors. Tourism to the
area is up 7.5 percent from the first two months
of 2012.
Also, resort tax collections the 5 percent
collected by Manatee County on rentals of six
months or less for the first four months of
PLEASE SEE TRIPADVISOR, PAGE 2


HB mayor names new chief, interim

chief resigns, dismissed by mayor




2 E APRIL 3, 2013 U THE ISLANDER

AM records request
nears completion
Anna Maria city clerk Alice Baird said she has nearly
completed a public records request from St. Augustine
attorney Rick Rumrell.
Rumrell attended a meeting in February when com-
missioners approved an administrative moratorium on
construction while they prepared an ordinance regarding
the height and size limits of new homes.
At the meeting, he said he represented a client who
might be affected by the moratorium. The following day,
he emailed his request to Baird, asking for communica-
tions and emails to and from commissioners, the mayor
and staff on the moratorium and vacation rental issues.
Last week, Rumrell emailed Baird and requested all
records between Anna Maria city officials and Holmes
Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen.
Baird then asked the city's internet and email stor-
age service to search for any correspondence containing
Peelen's name.
TRIPADVISOR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the October-September fiscal year already are more than
$200,000 ahead of the same period last year. Resort tax
collections for 2011-12 set a record of $8 million.
In March, finding a room for more than a one- or
two-night stay was difficult, Brockman said.
Additionally, spring break for some universities was
the last week of March and many spring breakers and
their families found their way to the island.
"We came for the peace and quiet. We didn't want
to be in Panama City or places where thousands of kids
went. We just wanted some place with great beaches and
relaxation," said Gary Johnson of Chicago, who enjoyed
playing volleyball at Manatee Public Beach in Holmes
Beach with friends and visitors from Michigan.
And it appeared the guidelines for a vacation on
AMI, part of the best practices adopted by many rental
agencies and provided to tenants by rental agents, worked
well during March in Anna Maria.
There were no formal noise complaints in Anna
Maria, code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon said, and


Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies settled several
minor noise issues without any problem.
"It was young kids playing in a pool one time and
I\ Ihlling ended peacefully," Rathvon said.
There were certainly enough people on the island in
the week before Easter.
An informal survey of where vacationers came from
found a family of four traveled from Vancouver, British
Columbia, for a week on the island, while another family
came from Germany.
Most people surveyed were from the Midwest or
Canada and said they were glad to be on Anna Maria
Island and not snowed in back home.
One Chicagoan said he would try to spend another
week on the island if snow hit his area while he and his
family of eight were on vacation for a week.
"This place is paradise," said Mike Mascheri of Chi-
cago.
"I'm hoping for snow because that'll give me an
excuse to take another week off and stay here," he said.


Beachgoers
last week at
the Manatee
Public Beach
in Holmes
Beach dine on
the patio at the
Anna Maria
Island Beach
Cafe. Islander
Photo: Rick
Catlin


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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 3, 2013 3 3

BB pier restaurant falls behind on lease payments


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant on the Bradenton Beach
Historic Bridge Street Pier is about $50,000 behind in its
rent payments to the city.
The debt was revealed at the March 21 city commis-
sion meeting.
City attorney Ricinda Perry said the restaurant is a
"number of months" behind in its rent payments and the
lease agreement between the restaurant and city expired
in July 2012.
Perry said the agreement contains a renewal clause,
"but it has not been extended," and the restaurant occu-
pancy is now on a month-to-month basis.
An auditor's review of city revenue recommends


Rotten Ralph 's Restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street
Pier in Bradenton Beach is in financial trouble after
city commissioners learned the business owes the city
$50,000 in back rent. Islander Photo: Mark Young


immediate action by the city to address the loss of rev-
enue and, Perry said, the state does not allow a municipal-
ity to extend credit.
Dave Russell, spokesperson for Rotten Ralph's con-
cession, accepted responsibility for falling behind in the
payments. He said the restaurant has been unable to catch
up, partly because the city does not allow partial pay-
ments.
"It compounds the problem," he said.
Russell offered the business' restaurant equipment
and furnishings in lieu of past due payments, with an
option to purchase the equipment back from the city when
he is able to do so.
However, commissioners learned there are existing
liens on the equipment.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse asked how long it
would take to resolve the liens and Russell said two to
three weeks.


Gatehouse then asked Perry if it was possible to
make such an agreement.
Perry said she had already discussed the offer with
Russell, but it was not an option because of the liens.
She said if the liens are cleared, "We would still need
an independent appraisal to establish the value of the
furnishings and equipment."
Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Gay Breuler
opposed accepting equipment in lieu of back payments
owed to the city, saying such an action was irresponsible
to taxpayers and would not resolve the overall problems
at the restaurant.
Gatehouse said it was reasonable to allow Russell
two weeks to resolve the liens and to bring the matter up
at the next meeting.
Commissioners voted 3-2 to allow Russell until the
April 4 commission meeting to clear the liens or to come
up to date on the lease payments.


HB mayor pledges to end 27th Street suit


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
An official conclusion of the ongoing lawsuit filed
against Bradenton Beach over a 2008 quitclaim deed for
27th Street hasn't been announced, but signs continue
that it may be over soon.
Bradenton Beach granted the quitclaim deed to the
Sandpiper Resort for its northern border to Holmes Beach
on 27th Street. Holmes Beach objected to the quitclaim,
but took no action until 2011 when the mobile home park
installed fences, locked gates and posted private property
signs.
Holmes Beach filed a lawsuit to have the quitclaim
nullified, but court rulings thus far have not been favor-
able for Holmes Beach, which claims the quitclaim deed
was illegal.
In January, Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda
Perry announced a settlement agreement with Holmes
Beach was being negotiated, and it would retain the quit-
claim deed.


However, the lawsuit cannot be concluded until terms
also are reached with Sandpiper, as the resort is named
as a co-defendant in the litigation.
On March 12, Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti
said the lawsuit would likely be settled within a week.
While that did not come to fruition, Monti once again
pledged to end the litigation at a March 21 city commis-
sion meeting.
"At one time I had three lawsuits to defend myself,"
said Monti, noting the litigation was over his own prop-
erty rights.
"I prevailed in all three lawsuits and after $250,000,
all three lawsuits were hollow," he said. 'The only people
who win in a lawsuit are the attorneys. We are going to
end the 27th Street lawsuit. We spent money that only
affects a couple of people in this city and I feel terrible
about that."
Since the filing, voters put two new commissioners
and a mayor in office, and they pledged to end the 27th
Street dispute.


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AM commissioners hit logjam on limiting home living area


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria commissioners March 28 continued
discussion of an ordinance regulating how much livable
space should be allowed for new homes or those being
remodeled.
Commissioner Gene Aubry said commissioners have
been discussing living area ratio for several months and
the ratio seems to change at each meeting.
He said he thought commissioners had agreed on
a 40 percent LAR, with 33 percent of the 40 percent
allowed on the second floor of living space and a maxi-
mum building-to-lot coverage of 50 percent. Homes
could still be built with two floors of livable space over
parking, and the 37-foot maximum height for buildings
would remain.
Now, however, Aubry said some commissioners are
talking about a sliding scale of living area as the lot size
increases. They also are discussing the implications of
the Bert Harris Jr. Act on the ordinance. The state statue
prohibits local governments from enacting an ordinance
that lowers an owner's property value.
He said he agreed with Commissioner Dale Wood-
land that the ordinance should not be complicated.
But a motion by Aubry and seconded by Woodland
to adopt an ordinance with a 40 percent LAR, allowing
33 percent of the LAR to be on the first habitable floor
was defeated 3-2.
Commissioners Nancy Yetter, Chuck Webb and John
Quam voted against the motion.
CHIEF CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"I respectfully tu' I.'I you delay the appointment
of the chief of police," wrote Whitmore. "Dale deserves
a chance and has the major support and respect of the
community. He has proven himself in highly visible situ-
ations."
Whitmore said Stephenson deserved the time to
establish his leadership.
Monti said it wasn't a "slam on Dale. I saw no plan
for a second in command to take over the chief's role."
Monti said retired Police Chief Jay Romine did not
recommend a replacement, but did submit a recommen-
dation letter for Stephenson during the review process.
The mayor said he found it "bizarre."
"He's done an exceptional job as lieutenant, and
I have asked him to stay on, but that's his decision,"
said Monti. "I'm recommending Tokajer because we
have issues in the police department that need to be
addressed."
Stephenson resigned after the meeting, opting to take
retirement.
Former Commissioner John Monetti, voted out of
office in November, took exception to the mayor's com-
ments that there are issues within the police force, and
that Stephenson did not have the support of the staff.
"Let me offer an inside view," said Monetti, referring
to his past experience. "I know a lot more than you do,
mayor, and a lot more than some of our commissioners."
Monetti criticized the hastily organized special meet-
ing, saying special meetings are reserved for emergencies,

LOCKED OUT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
according to The Islander's sources, on Easter Sunday
from the mayor to Stephenson, telling him to collect
his things the morning of April 1. He was dismissed
fired without being allowed to serve out his
notice.
It was unclear at press time whether the mayor's
dismissal of Stephenson required concurrence from
the commission.
Zaccagnino also said he learned the mayor had
changed the lock on his city office a few weeks earlier.
While a strict public records law prevents disposal
of most records, duplicate copies, expired records and
some others are routinely disposed.
Former Chief Jay Romine, who retired in Decem-
ber 2012, said this week his office observed a retention
schedule for records.
The Islander also learned from Romine that he
received a letter in the past week from Monti demand-
ing he return his revolver.
Romine said he doesn't have a revolver, but he
had opted for auxiliary status and retained his depart-
ment-issued weapon based on existing policy.
He has since asked to be separated from the aux-
iliary and plans to return the department weapon.
Neither Stephenson nor Monti replied to inquiries
from The Islander.


City attorney Jim Dye said the proposed ordinance
could violate the Bert Harris Act, but Webb said the only
way to find out is to pass an ordinance limiting the size
of a house and see if someone files a legal challenge.
Webb said the ordinance began as a means to prevent
large-scale party homes in Anna Maria and there has to
be concern about the size of houses built in the future.
The party houses are not going to be the homes some-
one builds on a 15,000 square-foot lot, he said, but on
smaller lots. He said he found some homes under con-
struction are just "bedroom boxes."
There already are party houses in the city, he said,
and one of them is across from his home on Magnolia.
On a related issue, resident Mike Coleman said he
believes the city has made progress in reducing the noise
problem at vacation rentals.
The proposed ordinance will be discussed again at
the commission's April 4 meeting.
Mayor SueLynn agreed. There have been fewer
noise complaints this year than last, and Manatee County
Sheriff's Office deputies at the Anna Maria substation
do respond to noise complaints and will issue citations
if needed.
"Sergeant Davis has been doing a wonderful job,"
she said, and the list of best practices by rental agents
that includes providing a list of guidelines to tenants also
seems to be a big help.
Commissioners on March 28 also held the first read-
ing of the ordinance establishing a moratorium on con-
struction until a final LAR ordinance is approved.


not to select a department head. He said Stephenson did
have the support of the department, "but this isn't about
Dale. This process is flawed. Why do you feel the need
to have a special meeting without vetting the public?"
Commissioner Marvin Grossman left the meeting
before it began, saying outside the meeting room he was
experiencing an elevated heart rate, which he monitors
with his smartphone. Grossman has a pacemaker.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino was the lone dis-
senter in a 3-1 vote to confirm the mayor's appointment
of Tokajer as the city's new top cop.
"This has been one of the top three decisions I've
made in eight years as commissioner," said Zaccagnino.
"Dale is the real choice. He has the integrity and trust of the
citizens. He deserves the position as permanent chief."
Commissioner Pat Morton moved to approve the
mayor's recommendation. Commissioner Judy Titsworth
seconded the motion, she said, to open the floor for dis-
cussion.
Zaccagnino claimed the mayor did not perform due
diligence in recommending Tokajer.
"This gentleman has applied for many, many chief
jobs in the last several years," he said. "He wants to be
chief more than his interest in this city. His allegiance to
us may not be what we think."
Zaccagnino presented Tokajer's personnel file a
4-5 inch stack of papers, from which he had added up 16
disciplinary actions in just the top third of the stack from
Tokajer's career with the Bradenton Police Department.
In contrast, the commissioner displayed Stephenson's
file, a 1-inch stack of papers with no disciplinary actions
in 26 years of service to the city.
"And two police chiefs told me 'anybody but Toka-
jer,'" said Zaccagnino. "This is not the right choice."
Titsworth said her duty as commissioner is to support
the mayor unless she feels the mayor is doing something
wrong. She said she was torn in her decision because both
men "are great guys."
Commission Chair Jean Peelen said Tokajer would
not have been her choice, but also said it was important
to support the mayor's decision.
"It should never be an automatic that someone gets
promoted to a top position just because they are a won-
derful person," she said. "This would not have been my
decision, but I do need to support the mayor."
Titsworth, Morton and Peelen voted to support the
mayor's recommendation to hire Tokajer. Morton was
absent.
Tokajer's personnel file shows a two-week suspen-
sion from duty without pay, an at-fault traffic accident
and failing to report a domestic dispute between another
office and his wife, for which he was suspended from
duty, as well as other at-fault traffic incidents, improper
paperwork and safety violations.
In other matters, commissioners unanimously
approved temporary building official Tom O'Brien as
the building department inspector effective April 15.


The planning and zoning board recommended
approval of the moratorium, but said it should expire on
June 5.
The second and final reading by commissioners will
be at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
In other matters, commissioners approved a spe-
cial exception for a beer and wine license for Poppo's
Restaurant on Pine Avenue, but asked Garrett to review
each approval on an annual basis. The special exception
requires the restaurant receive 60 percent or more of its
revenue from the sale of food.
SueLynn asked Garrett to review the special excep-
tion ordinance to determine if it needs to be updated.
Commissioners also approved a resolution in sup-
port of Manatee County's proposal for a referendum to
increase the sales tax by half a cent to pay for indigent
health care.
In other business, the mayor said she met with
County Commissioner John Chappie and Bradenton Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Elliott
Falcione March 8 to review the city pier.
They were pleased with pier improvements, except
where the boardwalk ends at the restaurant. The mayor
said Chappie and Falcione pledged support to get funds
from the resort tax to repair that area.
SueLynn said Mario Schoenfelder, who leases the
pier and restaurant from the city, has not yet made some
$14,000 in required repairs. She said Schoenfelder has
agreed to allow the city to make needed repairs and
improvements to the pier and he will reimburse the city
or add $2,500 per month to his lease for repairs. Dye is
drawing up a change to the lease to allow the city to make
repairs and bill Schoenfelder.
Webb suggested that if the Manatee Players can get
funding from the resort tax based on it being a tourist
attraction, then the Anna Maria City Pier also should get
funds.



Meetings

Anna Maria City
April 11, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
April 4, 1 p.m., pier team.
April 4, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP committees.
April 4, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 18, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
April 3, 5 p.m., parks and beautification commit-
tee.
April 9, 7 p.m., city commission.
April 11, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
April 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
April 23, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
April 9, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
April 18, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
April 13, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan listening ses-
sion, Holmes Beach City Hall, tentative.
April 15, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall.
April 15, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
April 17, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
April 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization board, University of South Florida
Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota.
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 3, 2013 5 5

Bradenton Beach police marine unit to resume patrols


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
After months out of the water, the Bradenton Beach
police boat is back in action thanks to a grant that paid
for a new trailer and updated electronics.
BBPD Police Chief Sam Speciale updated commis-
sioners at a March 19 department head meeting at city
hall.
The department's first priority with the boat, he said,
is to resume patrols of the area off the Historic Bridge
Street Pier, where boats have often anchored for long
periods of time.
Often referred to as the mooring field, Speciale said
it's never been classified as an official mooring field, but
due to maritime laws, the boats are allowed to anchor in
the the bay, including near the city pier, for as long as
they want.
It has become its own community and, like any com-
munity, has sometimes had a checkered history of drug
use and a homeless population.
"The boat is back in the water and we will be resum-
ing our checks to get \ i.) linfg back in line out there,"


said Speciale.
In other police matters, Speciale said Officer Erik
Hill continues to recover from a March 2 head-on colli-
sion with a stolen car allegedly driven by North Carolina
fugitive Amanda Varner.
Hill was responding to the scene as backup as Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office deputies and Holmes Beach
police officers were in pursuit of Varner.
Varner escaped from a parking lot in the stolen vehi-
cle she was driving and turned into Hill's approaching
vehicle as he was approaching the scene.
Special said Hill suffered a broken leg and will
undergo a couple more weeks of rehabilitation before
returning to work for six weeks of desk duty.
"He appreciates all the thoughts and cards he has
received from everybody," said Speciale.
Special also reported that his department has stepped
up foot patrols on Bridge Street while tourist season is in
full swing.
'There are a lot of people enjoying the sights and
sounds of Bridge Street," he said. 'There have been no
problems so far. We've had some noise complaints, and


are dealing with those as best we can."
Special said, "For the most part," the bars and res-
taurants have been cooperative by shutting down enter-
tainment at 10 p.m.
Special said the situation will be easier to enforce
after the city updates its noise ordinance.


The mooring area south of the Historic Bridge Street
Pier in Bradenton Beach will again be patrolled by the
city marine unit. Islander Photo: Mark Young


Island official expects rise in flood insurance premiums


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The cost of flood insurance in Anna Maria and the
entire island will be reviewed in 2015 by carriers that
offer the insurance after the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency adopts its flood plain maps for the island,
according to Anna Maria building official Bob Welch.
The maps for the island are unchanged from 2011,
Welch said, but FEMA reviews and remodels its flood
plain maps every few years.
Speaking to about 15 residents at a March 27 open
house to present the maps and explain FEMA's commu-
nity rating system for flood insurance discounts, Welch
said all of Anna Maria Island is in a flood plain.
He said the National Flood Insurance Program run
by the federal government offers flood insurance to com-
panies and, while it is supposed to break even every year,
that hasn't happened for a number of years because of a
wave of natural disasters.
After the maps are officially adopted by FEMA, flood


insurance carriers and the NFIP typically review rates for
flood insurance, Welch said.




.. ... .


Anna Maria building official Bob Welch welcomes resi-
dents to a March 27 open house at city hall. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


The maps would have been in place sooner, Welch
said, but FEMA missed a deadline to publish the maps
in the federal registry for public comment.
The FEMA community rating system allows mitigat-
ing factors that cities and individuals can do to qualify for
discounts on flood insurance premiums, Welch said.
Anna Maria's CRS rating is presently five, he said.
The lower the CRS rating, the higher the discounts, Welch
said.
He said the NFIP told him the city's rating brought
$500,000 collectively in discounts to Anna Maria hom-
eowners who purchased flood insurance for 2013.
Welch provided attendees with several brochures
outlining mitigation procedures that would help obtain
further discounts on their premiums. The brochures are
available at the Anna Maria Building Department, 10005
Gulf Drive.
He urged property owners to look at steps to take
with their houses to get additional discounts on their flood
insurance premiums.


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Trumped
Who would thunk it?
No one who's lived on Anna Maria Island for more
than just a few years would have thought the city of Anna
Maria would elect a commissioner who conspired to bull-
doze businesses and fund lawsuits against the city.
Ex-Commissioner Harry Stoltzfus was likened to
Jesus by supporters on a private blog, but he was even-
tually recalled from office by the electorate the only
recall of a public official in Florida since the 1970s.
It was a long, bitter affair and divided the city.
Folks soon came to the realization the new build-
ings on Pine Avenue weren't harming the city.
Now we have a situation in Holmes Beach that
promises to be equally divisive.
First, a small, vocal group of people came together
to unite against vacation homes those large enough
to hold grandma, grandpa, their children and grandkids
for a vacation together. They come together on vacation,
possibly from different points on the compass, patronize
businesses and, unfortunately make noise in the pool,
park too many cars, set garbage too early at the curb
and, consequently, irritate some residents.
But rentals filled a void on AMI.
We thrived on tourism in spite of a nationwide
downturn. The demand grew for rental homes and
real estate sales and both new construction and remodels
improved.
Good for Anna Maria Island, so we thought.
But as the number of rental homes grew, a vocal
minority rose in Holmes Beach, even though their com-
plaints didn't amount to violations.
We became infected by a plague of intolerance.
A city election turned the tide in favor of candidates
pledging to legislate "big" houses from existence. Thus,
two new commissioners and a mayor, who campaigned in
costume as the "three musketeers," won seats.
Among them, as we are learning, we gained a mayor
who rules his new kingdom with absolute authority, abus-
ing Florida's Sunshine Laws, and sometimes ordering
staff to take what could be illegal and unethical actions.
Whatever good he could do is being erased by
untoward and vindictive actions.
Some commissioners vow to support his resolve,
yet in a quick 180-degree turn, oppose his will.
The list of former longtime, loyal employees
grows: former superintendent of public works, former
code enforcement clerk, former police chief and former
interim chief.
Who will be next? It's apparent he's not done.
It's unprecedented in 20-plus years of newspaper-
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Remembrance
The Roser Memorial Community Church stained-
glass window pictured in the March 20 Islander was
created by George Norwood.
It was the last of many beautiful stained-glass art-
works he made before his death Nov. 30, 2002.
Thanks to Edna Tiemann for the picture. Many have
enjoyed the colorful window as they walk in and out of
the church's fellowship hall.
Carolyne Norwood, Anna Maria

Island spirit
I was thrilled to see the picture of Joan Pettigrew
in The Islander holding up the Tour of Homes quilt to
show the dedication to Betsy Smith.
For those who didn't know Betsy Smith, she passed
away unexpectedly in June 2012. She was a talented,
artistic woman who gave of herself unselfishly to our
Island community. She embodied the spirit of Anna
Maria Island and will always be remembered in the
hearts of many as "the Islander of all times."
Katherine "Kitty" Kole, Anna Maria

What happens next?
I offer a great big thank you to our Holmes Beach
city commissioners for doing their job at the Mainsail
public hearing March 26 and enforcing our city codes.
This was a hard and important decision. Mainsail
threatened Holmes Beach with lawsuits if it didn't get
its way and the commissioners stood up for our city,
enforced our codes and did what was right. After all,
this is what they were elected to do. City codes protect
us from ourselves. But the codes have been ignored and
violated over and over again with the past governing
bodies.
Our newly elected commissioners and Commis-
sioner Pat Morton have not let us down. A defunct proj-
ect that has sat abandoned for approximately 12 years
now has a revoked site plan. It's been an eyesore for
more than 10 years.


Threats of lawsuits from the developers do not add
up to good neighbors and good stewards of the city.
Mainsail developers called Holmes Beach a "drive thru"
to Anna Maria, telling us we need a "Pine Avenue."
They spoke of impending deals with Wells Fargo to
purchase the bank with hopes of making it mixed-use
with more resort rentals and shops. I'm sure they're also
looking at the other properties in that area as well.
Really? Is this what we want? Do we need more
traffic, more congestion and more resort vacation rent-
als? Have they asked us the residents what we
want?
What I hope happens now is these developers who
said they want to create a new "vision and statement for
Holmes Beach," will finally talk to residents and neigh-
bors and present a plan that abides by our city codes,
including setbacks and parking, and find a solution that
the community embraces.
Then they can finally move forward.
Jeannie Bystrom, Holmes Beach

Island center
Our newly elected commissioners, Judy Titsworth
and Marvin Grossman, and Commissioner Pat Morton
did what you elected them to do. They revoked the Tide-
mark site plan.
This could have been a full-scale Marriott-type
hotel in the center of Holmes Beach.
Now the developers are threatening to sue the city
unless these commissioners reverse their decision.
Please, let your city know your preference. Support
your commission to stick by its decision if that is what
you believe.
They need your support.
Yes, my daughter is Commissioner Titsworth. I'm
very proud of her for trying to preserve the ambiance
of the city where she grew up.
It was mentioned several times at the March 26
meeting that Holmes Beach should try to be more like
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Pine Avenue.
But do you realize Holmes Beach is at the center
of three island communities. It is needed for its grocery
store, banks, drug stores, healthcare offices, gas sta-
tions, hardware stores, churches, library, fire station,
school, successful shopping centers, public tennis and
basketball courts, a soccer and baseball field, dog park
and more.
We are proud of our city, and we don't plan to take
a back seat to Pine Avenue.
Jean Holmes, Holmes Beach

The sound of silence
I purposely kept a low profile too low appar-
ently during our November election regarding my
thoughts on the folks who ultimately got elected.
I thought common sense would prevail and there
were enough level-headed folks in our community that
they would fall back to solid proven leadership.
I was certainly wrong. I think the problem may
be that our general community is not aware of what
is really going on because people in the know are too
polite to say ani) lliii forcefully. Many of the decisions
and the processes leading to those decisions are now
questionable at best, but the general public still is not
aware of the situation.
Eventually everyone within the city structure will
be gone and then any opportunity to make people
aware will be silenced.
We now have a bad scenario for our future.
John A. Monetti, former Holmes Beach city com-
missioner

Happy trails
To all my grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and
friends:
With more than nine years of working under my
collar, I will soon be retiring. I still enjoy walking three
hours a day and my other activities. However, stair-
cases and some medical concerns have determined that
by taking early retirement, I will enjoy many years of


relaxation.
I have enjoyed my travels, meeting new people
and visiting family and friends. I always will remem-
ber your love and the times we shared.
It could be several months before my successor
will take over my responsibilities, and so I will con-
tinue to work until school starts. That day will start
new experiences for us and will be very emotional.
I am excited to be retiring with my puppy-raisers
Randy and Mary Ann Karr. They were my first love
and I was their first puppy. They are area coordinators
for Southeastern Guide Dogs, and very active in the
puppy-raising program.
Mary Ann and Randy plan to provide updates on
my activities and they will be passed on to my follow-
ers by email.
Thank you all for the love and experiences we've
shared. Anything you can do to help Southeastern
Guide Dogs will be appreciated.
Tail wags and kisses, Levet
(with help of former Bradenton Beach Commis-
sioner Bill s i. ,


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took time out with Bill
s/I, in , last week to
visit friends on Anna
Maria Island prior
to leaving his longtime
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Headlines from the April 2,
2003, issue of The Islander
The Florida Department of Transportation said it
would conduct repair work on the piling jackets of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge in summer 2003 as part of a
seven-year repair plan. The work was expected to cost
about $6.5 million, a DOT press release said.
The Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
said it would make another attempt to have the U.S.
Coast Guard study changing the times for raising the
three island bridges during the season. They proposed
opening bridges on demand by boaters every 30 minutes
instead of every 20 minutes to ease traffic congestion,
particularly the Cortez Bridge. Bradenton Beach Mayor
John Chappie said they've written the Coast Guard sev-
eral times requesting a study, but had no response.
Anna Maria commissioners agreed to hire Robert
Dean of the University of Florida to study the erod-
ing coastline from the Rod & Reel Pier to Bean Point
after residents complained of water seeping into their
homes during high tide events and a large loss of beach
the past few years. Dean said he would do two studies
for $10,000: a six-month monitoring of the coast and a
study of the historical data of the coastline.

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Holmes Beach moves toward moratorium repeal, party walls


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners March 26 passed the
first reading of an ordinance to repeal the three-month-old
building moratorium enacted Jan. 8.
The purpose of the moratorium was to avoid a flood
of new permit applications in the city's R-2 district while
the city pursued a means to control oversized buildings
associated with rentals and subsequent issues such as
noise, parking and excess garbage.
While focus groups set about the task of addressing
those issues, the city was deluged with building permits
in an attempt to build before commissioners considered
new laws.
The moratorium was enacted to freeze the permit
process until the issues and possible solutions were con-
sidered.


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After considerable debate on a proposed swap of
property between the city and the Sandbar Restaurant,
commissioners recently decided the Sandbar would need
a new site plan to seal the deal.
City attorney Jim Dye said city code requires a site
plan when there is a change of land use on a property.
The Sandbar has proposed swapping a drainage swale
along the east fence of its parking lot for the pedestrian
walkway that runs through the middle of the lot. Sandbar
owner Ed Chiles said that in exchange, he would pay the
costs to build a boardwalk along the fence, leading to the
beach access path on the north side of the restaurant. The
path would be moved north about 15 feet, he said.
Chiles said he also would pay to maintain the pedes-
trian path as a drainage swale. He also agreed to sign the
document for the swap agreeing it is in perpetuity, even
if the Sandbar is sold or closed.
Mayor SueLynn said it's a "win-win" situation, with
the city getting improved stormwater runoff along Spring
Avenue and Chiles paying the cost.
Commissioners amended the motion by Commis-
sioner Gene Aubry to approve the swap based on sub-
mission of the requested site plan.
In other business, the first reading of a revised nui-


In one of the quickest actions of the March 26 city
commission meeting, the first reading passed 5-0.
The moratorium was expected to be in place for six
months. Commission Chair Jean Peelen said she was
pleased it was being lifted more than two months early.
"I'm pleased how everything is going," she said.
"One more reading and it will be lifted."
In other matters, commissioners voted 5-0 to pass
the one-dock per shoreline footage ordinance.
During a March 12 first reading of the ordinance,
the matter was discussed in detail and included public
objection to the ordinance.
Citizens were concerned with the lack of informa-
tion provided to residents that defines shoreline footage
and how the ordinance would impact corner lots with
shorelines facing bay waters and a canal.
City planner Bill Brisson explained the ordinance


sance ordinance passed unanimously. Building official
Bob Welch said the revisions were needed to update the
ordinance to current conditions.
Those new conditions include the presence of illegal
drugs or firearms in or on a property, creating a distur-
bance such as loud noises or screaming late at night, and
other new circumstances. Welch said several words need
to be defined in the ordinance.
A citation may be issued by code enforcement offi-
cers for violation of any of the new nuisances, Welch
said.
Welch also presented the draft of the preservation
ordinance written by the historical preservation commit-
tee. The ordinance was met with approval by all commis-
sioners.
"It may take us several workshops before we are
ready to bring this in complete ordinance form," Welch
said.
An ordinance would create an independent board that
would approve the historical designation of a property.
The designation would allow owners of approved proper-
ties, including ground-level homes, to expand.
Committee chair Sissy Quinn and other residents
sought the ordinance based on concerns smaller, older
single-family homes in Anna Maria are disappearing,
being replaced with three-story houses.


didn't change anything, as far as what the city already
allows. The only change, he said, was that residents could
still build a single dock to accommodate their needs,
instead of two or more smaller docks.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino initially opposed
the ordinance, saying there have not been any dock issues
in the city or public complaints.
Resident Terry Parker objected during public com-
ment before the second reading. Parker cited language
that prohibits dredging around a dock, which he said
was necessary for continued boat traffic to and from a
dock.
City attorney Patricia Petruff said the city would not
have the authority to approve dredging anyway.
"This is an ordinance about docking facilities," she
said. "Dredging is handled under a different set of state
laws."
Zaccagnino moved to approve the ordinance, saying
he understands public concern, but common sense solu-
tions were implemented into the ordinance "that made
sense to everybody. It was a real good team effort."
Commissioner Pat Morton seconded the motion,
which passed unanimously.
Commissioners continued the final reading of an
ordinance amending and revising the land development
code concerning the definition of a duplex.
At issue was whether a footer could define two struc-
tures as one, or whether the two structures would have to
be connected with a common wall.
Zaccagnino previously opposed the ordinance, saying
developers could easily find loopholes in the language.
Brisson agreed and asked commissioners to continue
the second reading.
"There are indeed ways to get around it and I would
like to avoid that before we pass it," said Brisson.
Commissioners unanimously voted to continue, but
Zaccagnino said he would still oppose the ordinance for
other reasons.
Zaccagnino said the ordinance will lead to box-like
structures being built and likely would "limit landscaping
and tree coverage. We are going to end up with one big
house instead of two little ones. You will be sealing the
fate of these properties to be perpetual rentals."
Zaccagnino said he also believes the ordinance vio-
lates the city's land development code.
The matter is expected to return to the dais at the 7
p.m. Tuesday, April 9, city commission meeting.


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MAINSAIL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
needs a focal point like a Pine Avenue in Anna Maria or
a Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Right now, we are
a drive by for those kinds of places."
Public comment was largely opposed to the Mainsail
project, calling on commissioners to revoke the site plan,
stating a preference to start from scratch.
Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore
spoke in favor of the project.
"I've been very involved since day one when I was
mayor," she said. "It's been through many processes
already and, legally, they are in compliance with your
laws. What else are you going to do with this spot? The
infrastructure is there and it's ready to go."
Whitmore also said Titsworth should have recused
herself from the process.
"With all due respect, I think Judy has a conflict for
potential gain or loss," said Whitmore.
Peelen and Zaccagnino agreed that Titsworth should
not participate in the process because she owns property
adjacent to the project. Zaccagnino read from the Florida
Ethics Commission manual citing that a public official
standing to financially lose or benefit from a vote should
recuse themselves.
Titsworth said she contacted the ethics commission,
"and they could come up with no reason why I should.
They said the decision was mine to make."
The Florida statute on voting conflicts states that no
public officer "shall vote" on any measure which "would
inure to his or her special private gain or loss."
Assuming all property owners in the vicinity of
Mainsail would gain or lose value based on the develop-
ment either remaining idle or being developed, it could
be derived from the state code of ethics that Titsworth
would not have a "special" gain or loss.
The city was threatened w\ ill liil.iltii n on two occa-
sions during public comment if the project was approved,
and legal action was indicated by Mainsail if the site plan
was revoked.
Mainsail investor Ed Chiles was the only other person
besides Whitmore who spoke in favor of the project.
"I'm proud to be a part of this project," said Chiles.
'"They didn't come in here and dig in their heels and say
they know what their rights are. They said they want to


A glimpse through the broken fence at the Mainsail site
in downtown Holmes Beach. Islander File Photo

work with you and make this project better."
Peelen expressed concern at the direction the com-
mission was leaning.
"I'm very distressed we are about to act on some-
thing that could cause a liability against advice from our
attorney and mayor," she said.
Peelen called for a motion to continue the public
hearing for two weeks to give commissioners time to
review all of the information.
No motion was made.
Grossman, who dominated the conversation in his
questioning Mainsail representatives, moved instead to
revoke the site plan. Morton seconded the motion.
Further discussion ensued with Titsworth saying Col-
lier and Chiles "failed to do their due diligence."
Titsworth said the site plan is substantially different
from the one previously approved by the city. And city
code requires a previously approved site plan to come
back to the commission if significant changes are made.
"The days of picking and choosing who complies
to the rules end with this office," she said. "We have an
ordinance that needs to be adhered to and citizens who
deserve to be heard."


Zaccagnino said he would side with city attorney
Patricia Petruff's opinion.
"I believe our attorney believes the plan is active,"
he said. "We are shooting ourselves in the foot on this
one and tempting a sleeping dragon. They can sell this
property off for a nice profit and do what they want."
Monti once again called for reason.
"Let's be practical," he said. "Our city is being very
vulnerable to a lawsuit we don't need. We are leaving our-
selves open to a situation that will jeopardize the reserves
of this city, which I think is a very irresponsible action."
Grossman, Morton and Titsworth voted to revoke the
site plan, while Peelen and Zaccagnino dissented.
After the meeting, Collier expressed his disappoint-
ment and confirmed he would consult with his attorney.
Collier said he would explore his options with the
property, but that any proposed Mainsail project "is off
the table. I have to protect our investors, so we'll look
at the allowable uses for this property, which is zoned
commercial."

Not over yet
While Collier told The Islander after the meeting
that Mainsail was off the table, he sent a letter to Petruff,
which was read into the record at a March 28 special
meeting that was called for a different topic.
Collier again expressed his disappointment at the
commission's decision to revoke the site plan, especially
because he was told in meetings with city staff that revok-
ing the plan was not going to be an option.
"I'd like to try one more time before cranking up the
legal machinery," Collier wrote.
He said it was not his intent to "posture or threaten,"
but reminded commissioners that his investors already
have put more than $545,000 into the property.
"We fully intend to recoup our investment," he wrote.
"I respectfully ask you to reconsider and rescind the vote,
and come back to the table."
Petruff said it was possible for a commissioner to
move for reconsideration.
No motion was made, but commissioners did reach
a consensus to put the matter up for discussion for the
April 9 city commission meeting at city hall, 5801 Marina
Drive.


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AGAMI features Voyles' work
The Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will hold a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday,
April 12, to showcase the work of Anna Maria artist
Joan Voyles. The exhibit will include art from Voyles
travels to Switzerland, Venice and Colorado, as well as
two new local paintings. For more information, call the
gallery at 778-6694.

Rotary club holds
car show, festival
The Gears & Beers Classic Car Show & Festival will
take place 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Holmes
Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The event will benefit the Anna Maria Island Rotary
Club and feature food vendors, arts and crafts, retailers
- and beer and cars.
The cost to become a vendor is $35.
For more information, contact Cindy Thompson at
islandfestivals@aol.com or 941-536-4257.


Ahoy! AMICCO
The Anna Maria Island
Concert Chorus and
Orchestra presented its
finale for the winter-
spring season, an opera
concert Gilbert & Sul-
livan's "H.M.S. Pinafore"
March 24 at Cros-
sPointe Fellowship in
Holmes Beach. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Rick
Pickwick


Crafts show benefits park
A two-day arts and crafts show will benefit the Anna
Maria Island Butterfly Park in Holmes Beach.
The show will take place at the Holmes Beach city
field, 5801 Marina Drive, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April
6 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7.
Vendors will be selling arts and crafts, plants, apparel,
as well as food and beverages.
For information, call TNT Events at 352-344-0657.
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Center holding wellness
workshops
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, continues to host wellness
workshops, including:
"Deepok Chopra: Grow Older Live Longer," 10
a.m. Tuesday, April 9.
"The Five Love Languages," 9 a.m. Tuesday, April
16.
The center also offers a variety of other programs for
children and adults.
For more information, including admission details,
call Sharen Pittman at 941-778-1908, ext. 9203.


Senior Adventures plans
April outings
The island Senior Adventures group plans a full
schedule of activities in April, including:
10:15 a.m. Friday, April 5, a tour of Bradenton's
Village of the Arts during the annual garden walk. The
group will meet at the Annie Silver Community Center,
103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach, to carpool.
*7:40 p.m., Sunday, April 7, a dress rehearsal of the
Island Players "37 Postcards." The group will meet at the
theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13, DeSoto Heritage Fes-
tival Bottle Boat Regatta on the Palma Sola Causeway,
followed by lunch at Havana Cabana in Holmes Beach.
The group will meet at the Silver center to carpool.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, April 19, a book sale at Annie
Silver Community Center, with a potluck at 11 a.m.
1:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, an outing to Myakka
to see a rehearsal of the Lipizzaner Stallions. The group
will meet at the center to carpool.
11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, lunch and a Cinco de
Mayo cooking lesson at the community center.
For more information, call Pat Gentry at 941-962-
8835.


Off Stage Ladies to meet
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will hold
a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10,
at The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bra-
denton Beach.
Reservations are required by Friday, April 5.
The Manatee High Drama Club will entertain.
For more information, call Ambrose at 941-799-
2181.

Educating Kiwanis
Manatee County School Board chair
Karen Carpenter, left, and new district
superintendent Rick Mills and wife
Jessica, are welcomed March 30 by
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
president Claudette Welsh. The island
club meets at 8:30 Saturdays at the
Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo:
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Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
celebrates the work of photographer Richard Stewart
in April. Stewart's "Photo Impressionism" will be dis-
played in the gallery throughout the month. A reception
will take place during Holmes Beach's Artwalk, 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. For more information, call
the gallery at 941-778-6648. Islander Courtesy Photo

Cortez group plans picnic
The Cortez Village Historical Society will hold its
22nd annual community picnic 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday,
April 20, at the Few-Miller Dock on the waterfront in the
old fishing village.
The menu will include fried mullet.
Guests are asked to bring a dish to share.
For more information, call 941-795-7121.

Maritime museum hosts
history lecture, exhibit
The Florida Maritime Museum will host Charlie
Munroe talking about his grandfather, Ralph "The Com-
modore" Middleton Munroe, at 1 p.m. Saturday, April
6.
The museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, also will
feature an exhibit in April focused on the life of Ralph
Munroe, a boat designer and builder, as well as a pho-
tographer and Florida pioneer.
For more information, call 941-708-6120.


Center the perch for
Parrothead Party
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will host
a Parrothead Party celebrating the beach, burgers and
Jimmy Buffett at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
The BYOB party at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, will feature the "breezy island tunes" of
Mike Sales and Dan Mobley, a buffet of pulled pork and
cheeseburgers, fruit salad, pasta salad and coleslaw.
The cost is $30, with ticket sales benefiting the cen-
ter's youth program.
Reservations are required by April 4.
For more information or reservations, call the center
at 941-778-1908.

Kiwanis club to meet
at beach cafe
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will
meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The program will feature Jennifer Rosenboom
of the Just for Girls Academy.
For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens
at 941-778-1383.


openings

Gloria Dei serves Italian dinner
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will present A Night of Italian Cuisine at
5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7.
The dinner, which costs $10, will benefit the South-
east High School Girls Basketball Team.
Tickets can be purchased at the church Tuesday-
Friday.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-
1813.

Musicians to perform
for Catalano benefit
Razing Cane and Tim Chandler will perform at a
benefit Sunday, April 14, to benefit Theresa Catalano,
who is recovering from skin cancer.
The event will take place noon-5 p.m. at the Sword-
fish Grill, 4528 119th St. W., Cortez.
Catalano has undergone four surgeries, including
three skin grafts.
Organizers hope to help a friend as well as raise
awareness about skin cancer.
For more information, call Nora Davis at 941-224-
9399.

Library hosts 'Intro to
Publishing' program
Dona Lee of the Florida Writers Association of Man-
atee and a South College of Florida teacher, will lead two
"Intro to Publishing" programs in April.
One program will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, April
13, at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Bar-
carrota Blvd., Bradenton. For details, call the library at
941-748-5555, ext. 6309.
Another will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23,
at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For details, call the library at 941-778-6341.

Benefit for BBPD
officer planned
Clancy's Irish Sports Pub, 6218 Cortez Road W.,
Bradenton, will host a benefit at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 14,
for Bradenton Beach Police Officer Erik Hill, who was
injured on the job earlier this year.
Hill is recovering and expected to return to duty, first
to a desk job and then to patrols.
A poster for the benefit states, "Please help us to help
him and his family by attending this benefit."
To raise money, there will be a 50-50 drawing and a
raffle of Hill's 1979 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Local motorcycle clubs are involved in the effort,
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Wednesday, April 17.
Participants will make "coffee filter crafts."
The library also offers programs for younger children feel beautifulI
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Kiwanis club touring
Port Manatee
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will tour
Port Manatee on Saturday, April 13.
The tour of the facility, 300 Tampa Bay Way, Pal-
metto, will take the place of the club's regular Saturday
meeting in Holmes Beach.
Tourgoers will meet at the port at 9:30 a.m.
Reservations are required by Friday, April 5.
For reservations and more information, call Sandy
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Wednesday, April 3
7:49 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Thursday, April 4
7:50 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, April 5
7:17 a.m.- Official sunrise time. ...


Saturday, April 6
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. The speaker is Jennifer Rosen-
boom of the Just for Girls Academy. Information: 941-778-1383.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park arts and
craft show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.
10 a.m. The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Caroline Whitmore, "Watercol-
ors." Information: 941-778-6648.
6 p.m. Parrothead Party, Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Reservations
required. Information: 941-778-1908.

Sunday, April 7
10 a.m.-4 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park arts and
crafts show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.
5:30 p.m. Italian dinner benefit for Southeast High School
girls' basketball, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1813.

Monday, April 8
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Tuesday, April 9
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meet-
ing, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-794-8044.

Wednesday, April 10
7:12 a.m. Official sunrise time.

Off-island
Friday, April 5
5-10 p.m. DeSoto Heritage Festival SeaFood Fest, down-
town Bradenton Riverfront. Information: 941-747-1998.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Village of the Arts ninth annual Garden Walk,
12th Street West and 12th Avenue West. Information: 941-747-
8056.
6-9:30 p.m. Village of the ArtsArtwalk, 12th Street West and
12th Avenue West. Information: 941-747-8056.


Season finale
Artist Caroline Whitmore will lead a demonstra-
tion in painting beaches in watercolor at 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 6, at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. The demonstration is the
last in IGWs seasonal series. Seating is first-come,
first-seated. For more information, call the gallery
at 941-778-6648. Islander Courtesy Photo

Saturday, April 6
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Village of the Arts ninth annual Garden Walk,
12th Street West and 12th Avenue West. Information: 941-747-
8056.
11 a.m.-11 p.m. DeSoto Heritage Festival SeaFood Fest,
downtown Bradenton Riverfront. Information: 941-747-1998.
1 p.m. The Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W.,
Cortez, hosts a talk on a Florida pioneer, Ralph "The Commodore"
Middleton Munroe. Information: 941-708-6120.
7:30 p.m. Phoenix Jazz Orchestra of Orlando and State Col-
lege of Florida Jazz Ensemble Big Band concert, Neel Performing
Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:
941-792-0309.

Sunday, April 7
Noon-7 p.m. DeSoto Heritage Festival SeaFood Fest, down-
town Bradenton Riverfront. Information: 941-747-1998.

Ongoing
Through April 28, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium,
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the
Water's Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
941-708-6130.
First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1541.
First Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book Club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext.


6318.
*Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1541.
Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies.
Information: 941-778-1541.
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Some
events on other days too. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-
8835.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Food donations
requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132.
First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon open
house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th
Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.
Third Sundays, through May, 9-11 a.m., Junior Audubon,
Manatee Audubon Society, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave.
E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.
Sunday, through April 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Bridge Street
Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include
a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668.
Monday, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meets, Fisherman's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W, Cortez. Informa-
tion: 941-254-4972.
First Mondays, through May, 6:30 p.m., the Artists' Guild of
Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.
Third Mondays, September through May, noon, Anna Maria
Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-
779-0564.
Tuesday, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds religious study group
meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria duplicate bridge, Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-794-8044.

Coming up
April 13, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market,
Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.
April 20, International Coastal Cleanup, various locations in
Manatee County.
*April 20, Cortez Village Historical Society community potluck,
Few-Miller Dock, Cortez.

Save the date
May 4, Food and Wine on Pine, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
May 4, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
May 9, the Island Players' opening of "37 Postcards," Island
Players theater, Anna Maria.
May 18, Anna Maria Island Privateers' Snooks Adams Kids
Day, location to be announced.
June 1, Islandwide Blood Drive, location to be announced.

Calendar announcements
Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org.
Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief
description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for
submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-
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Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
All six island churches participated and shared the offer-
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Heroes On The Water helps troubled, wounded veterans


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
On Feb. 23, a small group of veterans set off into
choppy waters in kayaks loaded w \ ilh fihiii gear at Bay-
shore Gardens Park, 6919, 26th St. W., Bradenton.
The event was free for veterans hIni'linii' with the
physical and emotional scars of war, and sponsored by
Heroes On The Water, a national organization based in
Texas, but with a local chapter.
Chapter coordinator Raul Casas is president of a
Sarasota kayaking club and found out about HOW online.
He was immediately interested in what the organization
does and wanted to use his love of kayaking to help local
veterans.
"We organized it last year and are still getting it
going," said Casas, who noted a recreation therapist
from the Veterans Administration attended the Feb. 23
event to see if it was something in which the VA could
assist.
"She saw it, liked it and is going to work with us, so
that will be a big help in getting more veterans involved,"
said Casas. "The bi .. 'I,( challenge is getting the veterans
to take that first step of socializing again. It's tough for
them to cross that line."
Casas said a veteran who came to one of his first
outings told him it was the first time he had been out of
the house in months.
"Once they do it, they love it," he said. "Our progress
as a chapter is building slowly, but we have a good core
group. It's a chance for them to break from their day-to-
day problems. Being on the water itself is therapy."
Recreational therapy is a proven means of reha-
bilitation. Casas said being on the water in a kayak is
especially therapeutic for today's recovering veterans.
"What's really cool is guys who feel like they are
dependent on other people to do things get a real sense
of independence in a kayak," he said. "They are in com-
plete control, the captain of their own little ship, if you
will."
Economy Tackle provides free use of the kayaks,
while Discount Tackle supplies the fishing gear.
"The bip','I thing I want these guys to know is that
they are free to share their stories and talk with each other
and our volunteers," said Casas. "But they certainly don't
have to. We are not here to make them talk. The therapy
is the activity itself. There's no pressure. Just come hang
out with us. It's just a sliver of a thing we are trying to
do to give back to these guys."
All veterans are welcome to contact HOW. Casas
said a special emphasis is being placed on today's return-


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ing veterans trying to reintegrate into society.
"But we are open to any veteran who needs this expe-
rience," he said.
Ted Skorvranek II, an Army veteran, found out about
HOW while at a veteran readjustment center in Sarasota.
He is now on his third HOW outing.
The Feb. 23 event was greeted by stiff winds and
choppy waters, forcing a short venture, but Skorvranek
said it was still worth it.
"It's been so much fun," he said. "The guys are great.
It's a good way to get out and do things and just relax for
a while. It's a way to have a few hours where you don't
have to think about anm) ll ing else and have fun."
The Florida Maritime Museum is trying to assist the
chapter in providing a therapeutic session of kayak build-
ing, with HOW getting to keep the kayak.
HOW was invited to the museum's two weekend
kayak building classes, but Casas said he was unable to
get enough veterans together on short notice.
"It's an incredible offer," he said. "These guys do
a lot of their therapy on the weekends, so it just wasn't
enough time to get a group of veterans together, but we
hope to take them up on their offer next year."
The kayak building class at the museum came with
an $1,100 entry fee for a team of five people. FMM
supervisor Karen Riley-Love said if the group partici-
pates next year, she will have sponsors lined up to pay
for their fee.
For more information on the Sarasota chapter of
HOW, call 203-482-1790 or email sarasota@heroesonthe-
water.org or visit www.heroesonthewater.org.


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to benefit HOW
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The Bridge Street Market in Bradenton Beach wraps
up its final food challenge of the winter-spring market
season April 7 with a pulled pork challenge to benefit
Heroes on the Water.
HOW is a group of volunteers who help wounded
and troubled warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate
through kayak fishing.
A Sarasota-based chapter opened earlier this year and
is working to gather local veterans into an environment
where they can either talk about their experiences or just
relax and have fun.
Market manager Melissa Enders said the April 7
challenge should be one of the more interesting chal-
lenges of the season.
"The market food challenges have earned a reputa-
tion for friendly, yet fierce competition," she said. "I'm
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By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The Scenic Waves Partnership Committee in Bra-
denton Beach welcomed its newest member March 4
- Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce executive
director Mary Ann Brockman.
Brockman's membership was key for the committee
to conduct business, as half of the board members were
not in attendance. Scenic Waves has been actively pursu-
ing new membership.
The board conducted its annual officer election with
Carl Parks officially returning to his former position as
chair, having served as acting chair since the May 2012
resignation of Pat Whitesel.
Parks had served as the board's chair for many years,
but expressed interest in having someone else fill the
position. No other member wanted to serve as chair, so
Parks accepted the nomination and unanimous vote fol-
lowed.
Bridge Street Merchants member Jake Spooner
assumed the role of vice president, while Keep Manatee
Beautiful executive director Ingrid McClellan agreed to
remain as secretary.
Spooner updated Scenic Waves on current BS\I
activities, saying nonprofit intends to revive a somewhat
unsuccessful Thirsty Thursdays by possibly adding a
movie night, "complete with munchies."
Spooner said the Bridge Street Market ends it sea-


so many different ways to make pulled pork."
Enders said she loves the way island restaurants and
home chefs step up to the plate to not only present local
flavors to marketgoers, but to help local charities.
Marketgoers donate $5 for a chance to sample each
contestant's take on the monthly fare, with all proceeds
going to the chosen charity.
There is no fee to enter the Bridge Street Market
where vendors await with produce and prepared foods,
art, crafts and other items. Entertainment is ongoing
throughout the market, which features the Tangled Man-
goes April 7.
For more information on the market, contact Enders
at melissaenders77@gmail.com or call 215-906-0668. For
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tiful executive director Ingrid McClellan chat March
4 before Brockman'sfirst meeting as a member of the
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sonal Sunday markets in April, but talks are ongoing to
see if they will hold a nighttime market during the spring/
summer months.
Brockman told the committee the chamber is a "huge
information center for the island, so we are swamped
right now being in the middle of season."
McClellan said the April 26 National Arbor Day proj-
ect planned for the Gulf Drive/Bridge Street roundabout
remains on track.
'"The city is working with the Florida Department
of Transportation, and we are working with the Bridge
Street Merchants," said McClellan, who noted the project
cost would be split between BSM and KMB.
Currently, the roundabout contains older palm trees
that are non-native to Florida.
The plan calls for the trees to be replaced by the
state tree the sabal palm. According to local landscape
designer Mike Miller, it is the only palm tree native to
Anna Maria Island.
The design calls for the replacement of a non-native
palm tree with five native palms.
McClellan expressed some concern about whether
the project will have DOT approval before Arbor Day, but
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler said a pre-
sentation ceremony can still take place, should approval
not come in time.
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in place at the roundabout and suggested a simple land-
scape spotlight would suffice.
McClellan said Bradenton Beach should consider
entering the Adopt-a-Spot program to ensure continued
maintenance of the roundabouts. The program allows
businesses to adopt certain areas and maintain them. In
exchange, the business displays a plaque at the location.
The city has agreed to water the roundabouts for
about three months, but has said it would not devote
further resources to maintain the roundabouts. The Bay
Drive-Bridge Street roundabout was landscaped for the
Jan. 20 Florida Arbor Day celebration.
McClellan said the Adopt-a-Spot program was the
solution and would present the idea to the city commis-
sion in the future.
'"These are low-maintenance areas," said McClellan.
"But if they need a little weeding or some litter needs to
be picked up, then these businesses take care of it and
they get the recognition for maintaining it."
McClellan also said America Recycles Day will be
part of this year's Sandblast at Coquina Beach, which
will be a dual celebration with Pirate Fest, put on by the
Anna Maria Island Privateers.
McClellan said technically it will be two celebra-
tions as each organization asks for its own special event
permits, "but it will be one big event."
The Sandblast/Pirate Fest event is planned for Oct.
30-Nov. 3. The first two days are for Sandblast profes-
sional sand sculpture artists to build their displays and
conduct clinics for amateur competitors. Then comes the
competition.
KMB requested in December that the Tourist Devel-
opment Council sponsor the $6,000 professional fee, and
TDC has agreed.
Parks closed by scheduling the committee's next
meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Bradenton Beach
City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
Expected to be on the agenda is an update on prior
Scenic Waves projects, possible grant opportunities, and a
discussion on how to resolve dune damages from people
walking on them.
The committee indicated it would be the last meeting
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Second-place kid's bonnet contest winner Caroline
Spahr, 9, of Pittsburgh, receives congratulations on her
chapeau from the Anna Maria Island Easter Bunny aka
Darcie Duncan. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Anna Maria Elementary School parents and guard-
ians of kindergarten kids have a deadline to meet this
week.
The deadline to register for AME kindergarten is
April 4. AME has set aside a full day for registration,
from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4.
School registrar Amy Slicker said projected numbers
are down for the 2013-14 school year and they are hoping
to see new students enroll.
To register April 4 at the school, an original or
certified birth certificate must be provided along with
an immunization certificate for the student, and some
proof of residency, which can be a utility bill or a driv-
er's license showing the home address on Anna Maria
Island.
Parents who would like their child to attend volun-
tary pre-kindergarten at one of Manatee County's public
schools for the 2013-14 school year need to apply by
April 12.
Enrollment must be in person at the Manatee County
School District Parent Information Center, 234 Manatee
Ave. E., Bradenton.
VPK Priority Choice applications are available at
school sites, the PIC and online at www.manateeschools.
net.
Parents need to bring the following documents to
the Parent Information Center along with a completed
application: ID, a certified birth certificate and the VPK


Certificate of Eligibility, which must be obtained from the
Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, 3526 Ninth
St. W., Bradenton. For questions regarding the COE, con-
tact the Early Learning Coalition at 941-757-2900.
Approval of VPK Priority Choice applications is
subject to enrollment capacities and other demographic
criteria.
VPK policies and procedures are online at www.
manateeschools.net.
For further information on school choice options,
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April 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m., blood drive.
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knows where to shop.
We bet any one of these shops has what you're
looking for, because they are stocked with unique and
unusual items you won't find anywhere else. Plus, it
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Giving Back in Holmes Beach offers new mer-
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for fabulous vintage jewelry and other accessories for
your wardrobe. See the great selection at 5380 Gulf
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The women behind Retro Rosie Vintage Cloth-
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are so many new items in the store, they're running
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vintage lovers at this fun event.
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?
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Island police blotter
Anna Maria
March 24, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, domestic
disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy
responded to a complaint of an argument. The deputy
arrived and observed the argument had ended.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
March 9,400 block of 62nd Street, suspicious inci-
dent. Police responded to a possible disturbance after a
man called to say he and a woman were arguing, at which
time she began to throw things at him. The man called
after he left the residence. Police made contact with the
woman, who said the man was mad and began to smash
her things before he left.
March 13, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, battery.
Police responded to a battery and made contact with two
men, both of whom had cuts and abrasions to their faces


WMI adds to eyes on crime
Officials of Waste Management Inc. introduced their
Waste Watch crime-prevention program at a March 6
meeting at the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, 600 301
Blvd., Bradenton.
The program makes WMI drivers and operators
another set of eyes out on the streets ready to report an
emergency or suspicious activity while making their
rounds, Amy Boyson of WMI said.
Interim Holmes Beach Police Chief Dale Stephen-
son, Sgt. Paul Davis of the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office-Anna Maria substation and Sheriff Brad Steube
attended the meeting.
MCSO public relations officer Dave Bristow said
WMI drivers will report activity to their dispatch office
on 63rd Avenue West in Bradenton. The dispatcher will
call 911 to report the incident. In emergencies, the driver
will call 911 directly.
"It's going to work just like a neighborhood watch
program," Bristow said.
WMI drivers begin their routes when many people
are still sleeping, Bristow noted.
'"This gives us an extra set of eyes out there to deter
crime," Steube said.
A WMI press release said the company has intro-
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The West Manatee Fire Rescue committee prepar-
ing the scope of work for a remodel of Station 2 told the
WMFR district board of commissioners March 21 that
its findings will be ready for an April meeting.
WMFR Chief Andy Price, a committee member, said
the station, 10350 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, has not
been upgraded in more than a decade and has many areas
that need remodeling or repair.

and heads. The men said they were playing pool with
two other men inside the bar when an argument ensued.
The men decided to leave the bar, but were followed by
the suspects who engaged them in a physical altercation.
Witnesses identified one of the suspects. Police arrived at
the suspect's home and overheard him and another man
discussing the incident at the bar. Both men admitted to
the altercation.
March 13, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, theft. An
assistant manager observed two men packing meat into
a shopping basket. She called police saying the two men
were suspected twice before of stealing, but were never
caught. Police arrived shortly after the men left on a
motorcycle, but caught up to the suspects and initiated
a stop. A check of the driver's license revealed it was
suspended. The motorcycle had a storage case, but the
driver said he did not have a key. Police forced opened
the container and discovered meat packages from Publix
and other grocery stores, as well as four liquor bottles.
The investigation revealed thefts had occurred at vari-
ous Bradenton businesses. The men were trespassed from
the Holmes Beach Publix. The Manatee County Sheriff's
Office was contacted to investigate the thefts.
March 22, 3400 E. Bay Drive, indecent exposure.
A 50-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for
indecent exposure after urinating in public. A complain-
ant told police the man's sexual organs were completely
exposed during the act. During the course of the investi-
gation, police found 3 grams of marijuana on the suspect.
He was arrested for misdemeanor indecent exposure and
misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County S/i, ,rf's Office.

Island watch
To report information on a felony crime, call Man-
atee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.
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At a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the
WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W.,
Bradenton, commissioners will determine the maximum
price WMFR will pay for repairs.
Price said he couldn't speculate on the cost of the
repairs to the station until he reviews the final report.
The chief said there also would be a presentation at
the April 18 meeting of the online training program by
fire instructor Tom Sousa, who recently received the Flor-
ida Fire Service award as Fire Instructor of the Year.
Awards in different categories of fire fighting and
training are given annually through the Florida Division
of State Fire Marshal and are sponsored by the Florida
Joint Council of Fire & Emergency Services and other
organizations.
In other business, the Citizen's Training Program
ended recently with 16 volunteers learning the basic skills
of firefighting and how to protect their home, property
and the lives of others in the event of a fire. The course
likely will be held again next year, Price said.



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WMFR instructor
earns state award
West Manatee Fire Rescue District Capt. Tom
Sousa recently was recognized as fire instructor of the
year by the Florida Fire Service.
The State Fire Marshal's Office presents awards
annually in a program sponsored by the Florida Joint
Council of Fire & Emergency Services, the Fire Train-
ing Director's Association, the Florida State Firefight-
ers Association, the Fire Chiefs' Association and the
Florida Joint Council of Fire & Emergency Services.
WMFR Chief Andy Price said Sousa has "worked
tirelessly for the WMFR and as a trainer, he's the best.
I can't say enough about his dedication and expertise.
It's an honor to work with him, and I'm just glad he's
with us."

AMI Roadwatch
A maintenance project on the Cortez Bridge/State
Road 684 will take place 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday, April 8,
a Florida Department of Transportation press release said.
A fla,_,ini_ operation will be in place for lane closures.
The release also said a project on the Anna Maria
Island Bridge/State Road 64 will take place this week,
9 p.m.-6 a.m. weeknights, and continue through the
summer. Most of the work will take place under the
bridge, although some lane closures may take place at
which a flagger will be present.


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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 3, 2013 19


Ex-mayor's daughter killed in hit-and-run


Elizabeth Tristam
'Tristy' Barford
Elizabeth Tristam "Tristy" Barford, 41, of Temple
Terrace, died in a car crash March 24 in Tampa. She was
born in St. Petersburg and raised in Temple Terrace.
Ms. Barford was a 1989 graduate of Tampa Bay Vo-
Tech High School and attended Lamar College in Colo-
rado. She was a sales professional who had a love of
animals, especially horses. She was an excellent marks-
man with dreams of doing mission work in Cuba.
She was happiest outdoors, hiking, riding her bike
and enjoying the beach.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,
April 13, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made
to the Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 14th
St. W., Bradenton FL 34205 or online at www.humane-
manatee.org. Condolences may be made online at www.
blountcurryterraceoaks.com.
Ms. Barford is survived by her brothers, Andy and
wife Jeanne, Adam and wife Andrea; and parents Fran
and George Barford of Anna Maria.

Elizabeth 'Betty'
Guenther Finelli
Elizabeth "Betty" Guenther Finelli, 84, of Bradenton
Beach, died March 27.
She was born in Harrison, N.J. and along with her
late husband, Michael, owned Haworth Pharmacy for 36
years.
The Finellis were married 54 years. They became
seasonal residents of Runaway Bay condominiums in
Bradenton Beach, and attended St. Bernard Catholic
Church. They also were boosters of the Pittsburgh Pirates,
attending spring training games and an annual trip to
Pittsburgh for a game.
Mrs. Finelli is survived by her children, Brian, Glenn,
Neal, Beth and Lori.

Linda Wyrick Glezen
Linda Wyrick Glezen, 72, of Holmes Beach and for-
merly of Texarkana, Texas, died March 27. She was born
in San Angelo, Texas, and grew up in the West Texas
town of Post.
She graduated from Southern Methodist University
with a degree in fashion design.
She was well known for her artistic abilities in quilt-
ing, needlepoint and cross stitch, winning many awards
for her work. She was involved in the local art scene.


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Elizabeth Tristam Barford, the daughter of former
Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford, was killed in a Tampa
vehicle crash March 24.
The Tampa Police Department said a Ford F-150
pickup truck struck a Jeep Cherokee on West Waters
Avenue, which forced the Jeep across the median, where
it struck a Volkswagen Passat driven by Barford.
Barford, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her
passenger, Joe Ripley, 32, of Tampa was taken to the
hospital with serious injuries. The three people in the
Jeep suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the report


A private funeral service is planned in Holmes Beach.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street
Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may
be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mrs. Glezen is survived by her husband, John; sons
Scott and wife Lenore Wyrick of Texarkana, and Bart
and wife Victoria Wyrick of Kansas City; grandchildren
Jennifer and Ashley of Texarkana and Jacob and Abigail
of Kansas City.
Sally Stauffacher
Sally Stauffacher, 55, of Palmetto, died March 24.
She was born in Cincinnati and moved to Palmetto in
1990 from the U.S. Virgin Islands.
There will be no service. Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge
of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at
www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mrs. Stauffacher is survived by husband, Fritz; sons
Fritz and Max, all of Palmetto; mother Jo Ann Mattick
of Anna Maria; brother John Mattick of Bradenton; sis-
ters Laura Mattick and husband Michael Poirier of Bear,
Del., Janet and husband Dave Brinton of Hamptons, N.Y.,
Sandy Mattick, Esther Mattick, and Becky and husband
Dave Bouchard, all of Anna Maria; and many nieces and
nephews.

Obituaries are provided as a free service in
The Islander newspaper to residents and family of
residents, both past and present, and to those people
with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for
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Tampa police said they were looking for a gray or
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Cecil Deboard of west Bradenton is one of those who
truly was too young for World War II.
"I was only 15 when I joined the Navy," recalled
Deboard.
"But I was big for my age, and they were taking just
about anybody who looked big enough to carry heavy
things, like shells," he said.
He would not have joined the Navy in 1944 were it
not for a broken home life in Kentucky.
His father was a coal miner who used to come home
and beat him and his seven siblings, often for no reason,
Deboard remembered.
"I was the seventh of eight kids. One time, he beat
me up because I had gotten into trouble at school and had
a fight with the principal. I hit the principal over the head
with a bottle, so my dad decided I needed punishment.
Well, that was enough for me. I ran away from home. I
think I was 14 going on 15."
Deboard hitchhiked to Detroit, where he tried to get
a job, only to find out he needed a draft card.
He went to the local draft board and told them he
was 18. The board never questioned his age or asked for
papers and he got his draft card.
"About three weeks later, I got orders I had been
drafted into the Navy. I was 15 years old. But I decided
to go do it. I didn't want to go back to Kentucky."
By the time he graduated from basic training,
Deboard was 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighed about 160
pounds.
He got the top score in his gunnery class firing 20
mm and 40 mm anti-aircraft weapons. He remembers the
commander of a ship telling the training officer, "I want
that man on my ship."
Deboard now laughs at the memory of a 15-year-old
being called a man, but he was eager to see the world and
get into combat.
He joined the crew of the USS Peter McGuire,
named for singer Dorothy McGuire's grandfather. In
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On the return voyage to New York City, Deboard had
a four-hour watch one night while the ship waited out fog
in New York.
"I had a .45-caliber pistol and I forgot it had a round
in the chamber. I accidentally fired and the bullet struck
the deck, but missed me."
When the ship docked the next day, Deboard said
two military policemen were first to board the ship and
they came looking for him.
"I thought it was because I had shot the pistol, but
it turned out my dad had turned me in to the draft board
for being underage."
He was discharged from the Navy in early 1945 and
returned to Cumberland, Ky., to enter high school.
"I was totally bored. Here I was, a Navy man with
the medals to prove I'd been in combat, and I had to get
a high school diploma."
With the war still going on, Deboard quit school and
tried to get back in the Navy, but had no success.
The U.S. Army Air Force, however, had no qualms
about accepting him to be a mechanic.
He had to wait a few months until his orders came
through, but he eventually went to Colorado for training
and then the war ended. Deboard was assigned to Elmen-
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U.S. Air Force, he had a private pilot's license and was
hooked on flying.
He went to an aeronautical engineering school in
Tulsa, Okla., using his GI Bill of Rights to pay tuition
and other costs. He became a qualified mechanic and got
a job with American Airlines installing and fixing instru-
ments. He also got married in Tulsa in 1950 and lived in
a $25-a-month apartment.
After seven years as an instrument technician, during
which time Deboard earned his instrument and multi-
engine licenses, American decided to give him a chance
as a flight engineer on a DC-6.
But Deboard had his sights set higher than flight
engineer. He worked his way up the AA ladder to become
a copilot, flying out of Washington, D.C.
Getting upgraded to pilot status, however, proved
to be difficult for Deboard. He would eventually leave
American and fly with Trans World Airlines. In 1979, the
airline industry was deregulated and TWA was sold.
"The new owners wanted us to take a 60 percent pay
cut, so I said no."
A British entrepreneur was just starting Air Tran and
Deboard, having served in WWII bringing supplies to
England, was hired on the spot.
He would eventually leave Air Tran and join a friend
to create Emory Worldwide Freight.
Deboard first came to Florida in 1980 and bought a
house in Cape Coral. After his wife died, he moved to
Bradenton and remarried. His second wife died several
years ago.
He credits the people from the Church of God with
helping him through difficult times.
And he has no regrets.
"I would do it all again to get away from the coal
mines and my dad. I was so aiing) ihliii I was just a kid. I
learned a lot in the service. It really helped me get myself
together.
"The war was the greatest experience of my life and
I ended up as a pilot, so I can't complain too much."
Cecil Deboard is a proud member of the Greatest
Generation.

The Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation
columns are written about anyone, man or woman, who
served with an Allied country during WWII or the Korean
War. If you'd like to be interviewed, or know someone
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 3, 2013 0 21

Center board learns funding, donations critical


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Community Center board of
directors held its monthly meeting, while awaiting the
April 1 arrival of new executive director Dawn Stiles.
Acting executive director Scott Dell delivered the
financial report and said income was down $35,000
through February. However, he quickly explained that
revenues from Island Affaire had been entered for Febru-
ary, although the event date changed to May.
"So we're really not in that bad of shape," Dell said.
However, everyone needs to start concentrating on sales
and donations for Island Affaire, he said.
It's the center's major fundraising event every year
and Dell said it's projected to bring in about $200,000.
He said it's going to take 600-800 more donations or
table sales to make the event a financial success, but he
and board chair Scott Rudacille were confident everyone
would get behind the sale of tickets to the affaire, includ-
ing tables for sponsors.
Dell also was pleased with sales for the Parrothead
Party scheduled for April 6.
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before the dinner and Mike Sales will entertain after
dinner. Tickets are available for $30 per person and the
event is BYOB, Dell said.
The March 16 Tour of Homes brought in $34,000 to
the center, Dell said, but $42,000 had been projected in
the budget.
However, the Shamrockin' event on St. Patrick's Day
went extremely well, Dell said, and the center grossed
more than $13,000.
For the next Shamrockin' event, Dell said he would
order a bigger beer truck because they actually ran out
of beer.
"And we've still got some money coming in" from
the event, he said.
Board secretary Monica Simpson praised Dell's
efforts in getting the Shamrockin' event together.
"He really organized it well," she said. "He's an orga-
nizing machine and everything really came together,"
Simpson said.
Dell also reported an anonymous donor gave the
center $25,000 to go toward counseling services. With
that funding, the center can offer full-time counseling
and can have counselors go to area schools more fre-
quently.
Simpson said the center's website needs to be updated
and modernized and Rudacille agreed.
Board member David Teitelbaum said he would look
into the issue. He said the site should look modern and
take advantage of social media. He suggested the site
could support advertising.
Board members agreed to discuss arrangements for
a bingo night at their next meeting.
Simpson suggested the board consider changing the
meeting schedule and Rudacille agreed.
The board will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17,
and discuss a permanent change to the meeting dates and
times schedule.
Stiles, who joined the meeting via a conference call,
said she was looking forward to seeing everyone and she
would try to come to the center a few days before April
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Bradenton Beach awaits DOT OK for Arbor Day plan


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The countdown to the April 26 National Arbor Day
celebration in Bradenton Beach has begun, but it may be
a vegetation-free day.
New plantings are typical for Arbor Day celebrations,
but a plan to landscape the roundabout on Bridge Street
and Gulf Drive has not been approved by the Florida
Department of Transportation.
Keep Manatee Beautiful executive director Ingrid
McClellan and the Bridge Street Merchants have planned
the project for months, and are paying for the plants and
trees.
However, the process of doing a project on a state
road requires many steps and, despite advanced planning,
the project appears unlikely to have DOT approval in
time.
The Scenic Waves Partnership Committee voted last
month to conduct a celebration even if the project was
not approved. Scenic Waves members said they would
do a celebration with a display to show the public what
the roundabout project would look like.
Building official Steve Gilbert has been working with
the DOT to garner the permits, but said at the March 21
commission meeting that the permits may not be in place
in time for the celebration.
Mayor John Shaughnessy added that he was disap-
pointed in the Florida Arbor Day landscaping project in
January at the Bridge Street and Bay Drive South round-
about near the pier.
That roundabout is owned by the city and did not
require state approval.
Shaughnessy said he has received "numerous" com-
plaints about the roundabout.
"It is not colorful and very sparse," he said. "People
are really disappointed."
The plan for the National Arbor Day celebration is
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day would have required double the budget."
McClellan and Bridge Street business owner Jake
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Cosby said the final Federal Emergency Management
Agency signature is in place and repairs to the floating
dock adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier can move
forward.
The dock was closed prior to Tropical Storm Debby's
arrival in late June due to a design flaw. TS Debby's high
winds caused rough conditions in Sarasota Bay, which
further damaged the dock beyond the city's capability to
repair it.
FEMA agreed the damage was due to the storm,
which opened the door to federal funding.
Cosby said he expects repair work to begin April 15
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Spring comes to AMI with golf, horseshoe championships


Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The annual Anna Maria Island horseshoe pitching
tournament was held March 18 at the Anna Maria City
Hall horseshoe pits.
Class A horseshoe pitching winners were Rod Bussey,
Sam Samuels and Leo Hutton. Bussey slid past Samuels
21-19 to grab the top spot. Bussey threw 61 ringers on
the day, finishing with a 31.8 percent ringer percentage.
Bob Palmer took first in the Class B with a 21-16
victory over second-place finisher Adin Shank, while Tim
Sofran finished in third place. Palmer threw 38 ringers
on the day and finished with 20 percent ringers.
In regular horseshoe action March 27, two teams
advanced from pool play with 3-0 records and battled it
out for bh.-'in' rights. The team of John Johnson and
Dom Livedotti rolled past Hank Huyghe and John Craw-
ford 22-13 to grab first place.
The March 30 horseshoe games saw three teams
advance to the knockout round. John Crawford and Bruce
Copeland drew the bye into the finals and watched as
Dom Livedotti "walked" past Bob Lee and Norm Lange-
land 23-10 to advance to the finals. Livedotti cruised to
victory over Crawford and Copeland by a 23-16 score.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and


Pit winner
Rod Bussey, center, grabbed first place in the Class
A horseshoe tournament at the Anna Maria City Hall
horseshoe pits. Leo Hutton, left, took third place while
Sam Samuels, who put down his shoes for golf clubs,
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Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

Pirates help center score
The Pittsburgh Pirates came March 11 to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, to dedicate a new scoreboard on the base-
ball-soccer fields.
The Pirates Charities awarded a matching grant to
the center to replace the old scoreboard. Jackson Hayes,
a young player in the center's spring baseball league,
raised the most money to match the center's sign grant.
The Pirates also gave a grant to the Manatee Area
Youth Soccer Organization earlier in the year, which was
used to purchase four sets of soccer goals.
Kudos to the Pirates organization for its generosity
to our community.

Key Royale golf news
Diane Miller edged Laura Purcell 1-up to win the
2013 Key Royale Club women's championship title
March 18. The women were all square after 16 holes,
but Miller won the 17th hole and then halved on the 18th
to close out the round.
Mike Selby earned a hard-fought 1-up victory March
20 over Dale Hudson to capture the year's KRC men's
handicap championship.
The members teamed up for a two-best-balls-of-
threesome match March 28. The team of Sue Little,
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center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Pictured with
the Pirates mascot are Jackson Hayes top fundraiser
for the sign fund and centerfielder Mel Rojas Jr.

par 53 to grab a one-shot victory over the team of Penny
Auch, Nel Bergstrom and Carl Voyles.
The men played a nine-hole team scramble March 27.
The team of Greg Shorten, Rich Pappini, Quenten Talbert
and Gerry Dahl combined on a 4-under-par 28 to take first
place over three teams that finished at 3-under 29.
The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net
match March 26. Dick Eichorn carded a 7-under-par 57
to grab a one-shot victory. Al Kaiser was one shot back
at 6-under-par 58, while Andy Barber finished in third
place at 59.
Cold weather March 26 was not enough to keep 32
KRC women from the links. They played a nine-hole,
individual-low-net-match in four flights.
Jean Holmes rode a birdie on the sixth hole to a 4-un-
der-par 28 to take first place in Fight A by two shots. Helen
Pollock was alone in second place with 2-under-par 30.
Liz Lang's 3-under-par 29 gave her a one-shot vic-
tory in Flight B over Joyce Brown, Sue Little and Kris
Landkammer, all of whom finished at 1-under-par 31.
Maryanne Kaemmerlen shot a 1-under-par 31 in Fight
C to grab a one-shot win over Sue Wheeler at even-par 32.
Donna Karycki fired a 3-under-par 29 to take first
place in Flight D. Sally Keyes and Joanne Ozdych both
carded 1-under-par 31s to finish in a tie for second.
Sue Hookem had the lowest amount of putts of the
day with 13.
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Successful fishing tactics to employ while awaiting warm up


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Brrrrrr!
Someone needs to remind Mother Nature that it's
April in Florida. We' ve had enough cold fronts and windy
days to remind us why we are in the Sunshine State. It's
time for the return of those warm, calm days and fish
biting like crazy. Until they do, here's some tactics to
help catch fish in sloppy weather.
Sheepshead are abundant this time of year. And, if
you haven't noticed, not only do these convict fish put
up a great fight when hooked, they taste great breaded
and fried. If you haven't sat down for a sheepshead fish
fry, you just don't know what you're missing.
Another species to target during unseasonably cold
conditions is spotted seatrout. During cooler weather,
these fish migrate to deep grass flats where the temp is
consistent and the water is clear. Try drifting andji'.'inm.'
with soft plastics to get in on a rally on seatrout.
Lastly, cooler water temps are good for targeting
flounder around docks and nearshore structure. Try drag-
ging a pinfish or shiner across the sandy bottom surround-
ing a reef and see what happens. The same applies for
docks and piers.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier says sheepshead are
biting on shrimp, crabs or fleas. Fish in the 1- to 2-pound
range are the norm at the pier, but that doesn't mean there
aren't bigger ones lurking there.
Pier fishers eager for Spanish mackerel are still wait-
ing. Stray macks are being caught, but the masses of fish
have not arrived. The macks that are being caught are
respectable, coming in at 20-plus inches.
Flounder and black drum are being caught at the pier,
although this bite also is sporadic. Most of these catches
are occurring for pier fishers targeting sheepshead with
live shrimp.


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hook on live shrimp, fiddler crabs and sand fleas. Keyes
suggests using a small, stout hook when targeting sheep-
shead due to their boney mouth.
From the flats, Keyes is hearing of decent spotted
seatrout action occurring on soft plastics combined with
a lead jig head. Most trout fishers are finding flats with
water depths of 5-7 feet and then doing a slow drift to
locate fish. Slot-size trout are being reported daily.
On shallower flats, depths of 2-3 feet, redfish and
catch-and-release snook are responding to live shiners
fished under a popping cork. Keyes suggests hunting man-
grove shorelines with good tidal flow to find the fish.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is target-
ing a variety of species depending on how the weather
plays out.
On warmer days, Gross is hooking up clients with
catch-and-release snook and redfish on shallow flats
during the high tides. Gross is using live shiners to target
both species. Slot-size reds are the norm with a few over-
slot fish mixed in. The size range on catch-and-release
snook is 20-31 inches this past week.
On cooler days, Gross is fishing deep grass for spot-
ted sea trout, using a MirrOlure Lil John combined with
a 1/4-ounce jighead to locate the fish. By doing a slow
drift over the flats, Gross is producing trout up to 20
inches. Expect to catch Spanish mackerel and ladyfish
there, too.
Finally, on windy, cold days, Gross is fishing struc-
ture for sheepshead and flounder, using live shrimp to
target both species. Sheepies in the 1- to 2-pound range
are biting consistently. While targeting sheepies, flounder
in the 15-inch range also are being brought to the boat.
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Moving out to deeper grass flats, Girle is targeting
seatrout with soft plastics. By drifting and ji,,ini., he's
putting clients on big trout, as well as ladyfish, mackerel
and bluefish.
Lastly, Girle is fishing docks on windy, cold days for
flounder and mangrove snapper. Live shrimp is the bait
of choice for Girle when targeting these fish during cold
weather. He reports catching flounder up to 18 inches.
Send fishing reports to fish@islander.org.


Justin Greenhill of Orlando got hung up on a dock with
a redfish on the hook while fishing March 30 from a
kayak. He bested the fish, but at the same time his rod
and reel and bait bucket landed in the bay. He retrieved
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By Rick Catlin


Galati readying for new
restaurant operation
Construction crews at Galati Marine have been busy
the past few months building a restaurant for a new client
and offices at the former site of Rotten Ralph's restaurant
in Anna Maria.
Galati co-owner Chris Galati declined to name the
new tenant as negotiations are continuing, but said it is a
local restaurateur known to islanders. Galati said the new
tenant would be announced when a contract is signed.
Anna Maria building official Bob Welch said that
because the restaurant is being built within the footprint
of the former restaurant, Galati does not need a new site
plan as some have suggested.
Welch said a new site plan would be required if the
wooden building that currently houses the marina office
and tackle shop were moved, torn down or extensively
remodeled outside the footprint.
Additionally, he said, the Galati property is zoned
commercial, not residential, as some neighbors of the
marina recently indicated in correspondence to the city.

Chamber serving
lunch, breakfast
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly networking luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Wednesday, April 3, at the Sign of the Mermaid restau-
rant, 9707 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Cost of the luncheon is $15.
The chamber's monthly sunrise breakfast is 7:45-
9 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Feast Restaurant in
the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Reservations are required for both events and mem-
bers are encouraged to bring potential members to the
networking events.
For more information or reservations for either event,
call 941-778-1541.


Chiles looking to
go international
Christin Chiles, daughter of Ed Chiles, owner of the
Sandbar, BeachHouse and Mar Vista restaurants, is a mis-
sionary working in Myanmar and Thailand with a dream
to build a restaurant for refugees to own, operate and train
workers.
Her college minor was International Humanitarian
Assistance and Development. She was a member of a
World Race Missionary team, and some former members
contacted her about joining Journey Thailand, a mission
working with thousands of refugees in the border town
of Mae Sot in Thailand.
Christin decided to help and came up with the idea
of opening a restaurant for Burmese refugees to own and
operate.
Naturally, Ed Chiles is supportive of his daughter's
efforts and has donated money and equipment to the proj-
ect. He's also asking his friends and neighbors to become
involved.
"I think of it as the Chiles Group going international,"
he said.
Journey Thailand already has raised $10,000 for the
restaurant and its goal is $25,000 by the end of April.
For more information about the Journey Thailand and
donating to the mission's restaurant, call 941-778-1696,
ext. 3.

Longboat chamber hosts
after-hours event
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, which
includes Lido Key and St. Armands Circle, will hold its
monthly business after hours event 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9, at the Longboat Key Public Tennis
Center, 500 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key.
There is no cost to attend and members are encour-
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For more information, call 941-383-2466.
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local children. She hopes donations willfund a locally
owned and operated restaurant there to teach business
practices. Islander Courtesy Photo

Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
2803 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a 2,700 sfla / 3,900
sfur 4bed/31bath/2car pool home built in 2013 on a
50x100 lot was sold 03/08/13, Seaside Breeze LLC to
Golf for $1,800,000; list $1,950,000.
626 Hampshire Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,517 sfla /
3,174 sfur 3bed/21bath/2car canalfront pool home built
in 1973 on a 95x105 lot was sold 03/15/13, Guerin to
Mitchell for $934,000; list $969,000.
904 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,205 sfla / 2,921
sfur 4k 3Ixiith 2 ir home built in 1990 on a 50x78 lot sold
03/15/13, Pashley to Kairella for $729,000; list $799,000.
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60x80 inches, stained glass, excellent condition.
New, $2,200. $450. 941-720-7519.

DINING ROOM SET: Queen Anne-style, four
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MENS PANTS: 40 x 29 inches. Five pairs for $28.
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ELECTRIC STAPLE GUN, excellent condition,
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NATIVE AMERICAN REPLICAS: Statues, bowls,
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WINDOWS: ALUMINUM SASH, nearly new. Four
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coffee table, $90. 941-778-3920.


ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection
$350. Burl-wood rocker, oak office chairs, col-
lectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

FOR SALE: One legal two-drawer file. Various
office supplies. Also selling antique wood office
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


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
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GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are wel-
come to come and worship with us! Please call
941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilu-
theran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

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://thehivegift-
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Construction of a new restaurant is ongoing at Galati Marine, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, to replace the
former Rotten Ralph's restaurant. Galati yacht sales and corporate offices will have offices on the second floor of
the structure. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


503 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,627 sfla / 2,047 sfur
3bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1975 on a 90x100
lot was sold 03/08/13, Heger to Dimenna for $480,000;
list $499,000.
1325 Gulf Drive N., Unit 270, Tortuga, Bradenton
Beach, a 1,392 sfla / 1,560 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 2006 was sold 03/11/13, Tortuga
BJP Properties LLC to Ontario Inc for $370,000; list
$395,000.
5300 Gulf Drive, Unit 204, Martinique North, Holmes
Beach, a 722 sfla / 834 sfur lbed/2bath condo built in
1971 was sold 03/13/13, Ande to Curry for $250,000.

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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 repairable fishing poles
and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to
children. Donate your gear at The Islander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
FWC and HBPD. Pick up at The Islander, 5404
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Sat-
urday. Donations accepted on Wednesdays only,
9 a.m.-11 a.m. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-
779-2733.

NEW LOCATION: STEFF'S Stuff Antiques has
moved to the Centre Shops, 5380 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. 941-383-1901.

RELAY FOR LIFE garage sale! 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 5-6. Good stuff, good
prices, great cause! 508 65th St., Holmes Beach.
Donate your stuff! 248-982-5600.

GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
Furniture, kitchen equipment, building goods.
425 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

RENOVATION SALE: LA-Z-BOY double recliner
(loveseat), black, $595, black entertainment
cabinet, 48x24x27, $350, oriental screen, 64x72
inch, $400, bistro set, two chairs, $75, miscel-
laneous rugs, lamps. Call for appointment, 941-
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GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
Power, antique, hand, table tools, electronics,
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LOST: WOMAN'S GOLD bracelet: Hurricane
Hanks or on northbound trolley, Pine Ave and
Hammock Road, Anna Maria. 416-509-7827.

LOST: MAUI JIM prescription sunglasses. Glasses
are brown frames with brownish lenses. Reward!
Please, call 406-570-2855.

LOST: SILVER BRACELET with hearts. Lost
during St. Patrick's Day parade. Special to me.
941-737-9173.

FOUND: NECKLACE, 67th Street, Holmes Beach.
Call to identify, 941-730-7674.

FOUND: TWO WALLETS, Two Scoops area, Anna
Maria. 920-915-4961.

LOST: BLACK LONG-haired cat with green eyes.
Name is Hope. Please call 941-896-5098 or 920-
915-4903.


PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
941-720-1411.

WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kit-
tens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
685-1400.

AMI PONTOON BOAT rental: See: boatflorida.
weebly.com or call 941-518-3868.

NOT USING YOUR boat lift? I'd like to rent it!
Please, call David, 941-592-3235.

POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for
fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in
really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone
who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mer-
cury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery.
Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.


PART-TIME PERSONAL assistant with Microsoft
Word skills for Island company. Call 941-704-
2714.

SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced
real estate licensee for busy Island office. Please
call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244.


LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.

RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-527-
5051.

BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy,
reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own
transportation. 941-447-9658.

NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sitting
and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with
animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-
7981.

AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Eve-
nings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certified, cur-
rently enrolled in child development courses,
honor student volunteering at Blake Hospital. AMI
or N.W. Bradenton. Brittany, 941-465-6748.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three
weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work.
Ads must be placed in person at The Islander
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

More ads = more readers in The Islander.


ELDERLY CAREGIVER: LIGHT duties around
home, appointments, hygiene care, experience
in all phases. References. Call between 8 a.m.- 5
p.m. 941-545-7114.



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

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-
779-6638. Leave message.

ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry
and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.

CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
6688.

ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free esti-
mates. 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. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commer-
cial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn
services, also. 941-565-3935.

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-
4570.

COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup,
system upgrade. Hardware, software and net-
work repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-
1169.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
3840.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year
Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County
and the Island since 1987. For dependable,
honest and personalized service, call William
Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your
home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than
19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
MA#0017550.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and instal-
lations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff,
941-778-2581.


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"Movers Who Care"
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Windows & Doors
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JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in
old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free
estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
phone" 941-720-0770.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-
932-6600.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
ing.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. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
941-730-7479.

GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-
4711.

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

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

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-
447-6747.


METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo,
office. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom
prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors
for commercial properties, fiberglass, aluminum,
steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates.
941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507.
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan
builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable,
timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-
8822.
CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free
estimates and plans. New houses, porches,
decks and renovations. Fair prices. Call 941-
795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792.


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
coastinc.com.

1 BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo,
heated pool, fishing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month,
$1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002.
CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch,
near boat ramp, many other area amenities,
cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638.
3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, May-
June. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-778-
4731.
ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet
from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental,
three-day minimum. Call for further information,
863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@aol.com.
ON-ISLAND SELF storage: Climate-controlled and
non-climate units available starting at $65/month.
Call Anna Maria Storage at 941-779-0820.
WEST BRADENTON FURNISHED home:
2BR/2BA. 'Beautiful.' Four miles to beach, all
amenities included, Fios, Netflix. Short or long-
term, $1,400-$2,000/month. Call Paul for details,
941-737-3424.
2209 GULF DRIVE, Bradenton Beach. 2BR/1 BA,
$900/month. Beach views. Mike Norman Realty,
941-778-6696, 800-367-1617.
SANDPIPER: 55-PLUS: Steps to beaches,
2BR/1BA furnished, carport, patio, no smoking.
$675/month and security. 941-545-8923.
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& Commercial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, i:l *. ,-I i Sat.

BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
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Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available

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EXCEPTIONAL 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


ENJOY EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS of the beach from this
direct Gulffront 2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. Unit offers
spacious, screened lanai and turnkey furnishings. Beautiful
grounds, heated pool and covered parking. $575,000.


IStACt-HnKUl MAKIINItvU, 2/2 tnd Unit. gorgeouss
views with updated kitchen and comfortably furnished.
$569,000


SHELL POINT BEAUTY Beautifully maintained 2BR/2BA
upper unit in quiet complex. Steps to great views of Watkin's
Bayou on shared grounds. Steps to pool. $249,900.


ANNA MARIA BEACH FRONT Spectacular Gulf views
from this Mediterranean-style 3BR/2.5BA home in the city of
Anna Maria. Large master suite w/deck. $2,450,000.



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ONE OF THE OLDEST BUSINESSES on Anna Maria
Island and in Manatee County. Rare opportunity, business and
real estate. Just 100 feet to the Gulf.


IBEAC.HFKHUNI DUPLEX Exceptional views
from ground level, 4BR/2BA on quiet side street.
Beach-side porch and sundeck. $1,695,000.

Mike 800-367-1617
Norman 941-778-6696
Normtan 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com
sales@mikenormanrealty.com


APRIL/MAY SPECIAL: 2BR/1BA fully furnished
ground floor with all amenities, half block to Rod
& Reel Pier, $1,500/month plus tax and damage,
available now, 941-387-8610.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1BA or 1 BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.



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

WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious
as to how much your home could be worth? Call
us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn
at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.

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.


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Starting in the high $100s. From
Manatee Ave W., turn south on 67th St
W. Only 4 traffic lights to Gulf Beaches.
www.HiddenLakeofManatee.com


Alexis LeRoy, Realtor, alexisleroy@live.com
office: 941-761-0444, cell:941.757.7040


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Walk to the beach. $525,000 3BR/2BA bungalow. Central
Call Lori Guerin, 941-773-3415 island location. Tons of charm.
or Carmen Pedota, 941-284- $649,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
2598 Realtors. Broker 941-773-3966


SUMMER SANDS
Full Gulf view 2BR/2BA
turn-key furnished condo.
$499,000. Call Nicole
Skaggs, Broker. 941-773-
3966.


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Gulf views from light, bright,
updated 2BR/2BA condo. Turn-
key furnished, priced to sell at
$279,000. Call Nicole Skaggs,
Broker. 941-773-3966.


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Updated ground-floor turn- 117 feet of panoramic views
key condo. Priced to sell. from this 3BR/2.5BA island
$99,900. Call Nicole Skaggs, home. $1,100,000. Call Jeff
Broker. 941-773-3966. Petitt, Realtor 941-773-2528
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
www.gobigfishrealty.com 941-779-2289


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PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in sell-
ing. I am looking to purchase a home close to
the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No
Realtors.

PARADISE: 2BR/2BA IN 55-plus community,
turnkey, Ellenton. Rent space includes 20-plus
amenities. Pet friendly, five heated pools, marina.
Two miles to 1-75, 15 miles to Gulf! $23,500. Bob,
941-721-4890.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton
Beach 2BR/1 BA Beautifully updated, fabulous
views. $395,000, by owner. 941-962-8220.

GULF-TO-BAY condo: 3BR/2BA, dock, pool,
spectacular waterfront. Asking $425,000. 1407
Gulf Drive S. #201, Bradenton Beach. By owner,
941-650-3069.

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ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath
turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool,
tennis, covered parking, bay access, water
views, elevator, future bookings, and new
A/C and new roof are just some of the fea-
tures of this condo. Just bring your flip-flops
and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse
Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755.


FLORIDA DREAMS REALTY
of Ami,INC
5358 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,FL 34217
941.462.4016


Check out our online vacation rental
catalog on Anna Maria Island and
at Heron's Watch, Bradenton.
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12 Composer Pre in
13 Like most Bluetooth
headsets
14 As easy as pie, say
15 As easy as __


16 Haul off
17 Chairlift alternative
18 Some November
paraders, for short
25 1804 symphony that
includes a funeral
march
26 "Get
28 Notable mother of
estranged brothers
33 Barrel part
34 Wane
35 Barreled toward
36 Not kosher
40 d'lvoire
41 Squeezes (out)
44 U..S.S.R. part: Abbr.
45 Legislative
assemblies
47 NBC vis-a-vis
"Meet the Press"
49 Greek vowel
50 Narrow inlet
51 Fidelity
52 Service call'?
53 Match part
54 Dungeons &
Dragons co.
55 Director Wcnders
56 Greek vowel
57 W.W. II transport:
Abbr.
62 Compete
63 Traditional enemies
of the Kiovwa
65 Like good water for
snorkeling
67 Beside
68 Greek goddesses of
the seasons


82 Nightmarish 97 Certain Ukrainian


thoroughfare?
84 Reach, with "at"
86 Tellico Dam agcy.
87 Pfizer competitor
89 Menu heading
90 Eat by candlelight.
say
91 Necklace makeup.
maybe
95 Roil
96 Not challenge


99 Carillon sound
100 Challenge
101 Big shock
103 Funny sort
105 Sky light, for
short?
106 Wheat protein
108 Two-time Olympic
ice-skating
medalist Brian


109 Word on mail from
Spain
I 0 Angler's line
11I With 111-Across.
do battle
112 Prince in "Troilus
and Cressida"
117 Green and Gore
118 "Golly gee!"
119 Returns letters?
120 German pronoun


69 Mimics
71 Fancy tie
72 Christiansen who
founded Lego
73 What a dispensary
dispenses, for short
75 Lead-in to -tard
76 Slam
78 Those not favored
79 Hosp. areas
80 "Yeah, right!"
81 Bridges of note


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