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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Bradenton Beach pier reconstruction due this summer. Page 2 Winter-spring tourist season winding down. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 BB holds hearing on cell tower ordinance. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters Page 6 FISH elects new board members. Page 8 Dune to be built across from BB City Hall. Page 9 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-11 Ongoing activities, save the dates. Page 12 BB explores options for beachfront park. Page 14 The island police blotter. Page 18 The menu, the calendar, the announcements. Page 21 Business happenings. AsTheWorld Terns have heart. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Ongoing activities, Island happenings Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-EdPages 22-23 1st shorebird nest. Page 13 The Keyes key to island life. Page 23 Fishing game is on. Page 25 VOLUME 21, NO. 23 APRIL 10, 2013 FREE Streetlife PLEASE SEE RESTAURANT, PAGE 3 Bradenton Beach to close doors on pier restaurant Rotten Ralphs Restaurant on the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier will close its doors before the end of the month after defaulting on $50,000 in back rent to the city. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Rotten Ralphs Restaurant on the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier will close its doors by the end of the month, following a vote by the city commission April 4 to send a notice of default to the business for $50,000 in back rent. The debt came in front of the commission March 21 after auditors reviewing city revenues recommended the matter immediately be addressed. Concessionaire Dave Russell said his dock adjacent to the pier shut down. Tropical Storm Debby didnt help matters when the pier was closed for about a month after sustaining damage from loose boats. Russell offered commissioners his restaurant equipment in exchange to satisfy the debt, but there were liens on the equipment. The city gave Russell until the April 4 meeting to satisfy those liens, but made no guarantees they would accept the offer. One of the stipulations provided in the extension was to pay the past due rent. Russell went before the commissioners to the city once again to take the equipment. I appreciate you giving me a couple of weeks to clear those issues up, said Russell. I would like to move forward with the plan regarding the equipment with the stipulation that we maintain it and can purchase it back. the restaurant to remain open. He said it wasnt a matter of not being able to afford the rent. I wasnt in a situation where we couldnt afford it, I just couldnt pay the entire amount, he said. We got in trouble in July after Debby closed has hurt us tremendously. Thats where I got into this situation. Russell said the citys policy against accepting partial payments prevented him from making regular monthly payments once he fell behind. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said it wouldnt be a good business decision to take the equipment in trade for the $50,000. Vosburgh said there is no guarantee a new restaurant would want to use the old equipment should the city take possession and the restaurant still fail. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said Russell did everything the commission asked of him. That should count for something, said Gatehouse. City attorney Ricinda Perry pointed out the lease agreement calls for the commission to grant a reduced fee under the circumstances of an act of God, such as a storm. However, Perry said, the responsibility was Russells to come forward when it occurred. Time and date must be documented and this was not done, said Perry. Nothing was submitted, so that should not render into your decision. I empathize with people who struggled through those conditions, but the commission HB to reconsider Mainsail planBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Regardless of all the recent cooperation, here we are, wrote Mainsail Lodging and Development president Joe Collier March 28 to Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff. The city commission had voted 3-2 at its March 26 meeting to revoke the Tidemark Lodging-Mainsail site plan obtained with the purchase of the vacant Tidemark property about three years ago. The develformer site of Pete Reynards Yacht Club restaurant in downtown Holmes Beach. Collier asked the commission to consider rescinding its vote and come back to PLEASE SEE MAINSAIL PAGE 35th Street South to 78th Street North renourishment possible this summerBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Nourishment of Anna Maria Island beaches with sand from 78th Street in Holmes Beach to Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach could begin this summer if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters approves a recommendation from its JacksonThe project was originally slated to begin in 2014-15. Nourishment of Coquina Beach already has been moved forward from a 2014-15 start to 2013. Cortez Beach also will receive sand, as well as rebuilt groins. By renourishing the beaches now rather than in two years, the state, county and corps could save a considerable amount in setup costs, Manatee County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker said. The Army Corps Jacksonville district this summer at the same time Coquina Beach is renourished. At an April 15 work session, county commissioners will consider approval for the full beach renourishment project this summer. If renourishment proceeds, Hunsicker said he will meet with each city in a public meeting to discuss the project. A beach renourishment project beginning in Holmes Beach would end at Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach, where three erosioncontrol groins will be rebuilt. Beach renourishment from this area where a family digs in the sand at 78th Street North in Holmes Beach to Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach could begin this summer. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin

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APRIL SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY RESTAURANT WATERFRONT T H E Northern tip of Anna Maria Island across from the City Pier Overlooking Beautiful Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico TheWaterfrontRestaurant.net Bradenton Beach pier reconstruction to begin this summerBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A thing that blocks ones way or prevents or hinders progress. Its safe to say the city of Bradenton Beach has seen its fair share of obstacles when it comes to the Historic Bridge Street Pier reconstruction project. The project will consist of replacing 151 pilings and the wooden deck. The primary obstacle that hindered the progress was failed negotiations with the citys original engineer of record, Sago and Sago Engineering. Commissioners authorized a request for proposal to hire a new engineer and accepted the bid offered by ZNS Engineering. Commissioners launched the process in late 2012 in hopes to have the pier completed before the 2013 tourist season. The delay in having to pursue a new engineer pushed the projects hopeful start date to this month, but discussions on whether to proceed during tourist season led commissioners to wait. At an April 4 city pier meeting, it was announced that the process has renewed and a preliminary construction timetable set construction in late May, ending in early August. According to a ZNS Engineering timetable, the design phase is under way and the state permitting process is set to begin. The permit process is expected to take the project through mid-May, at which time a scope of work will be ready to be put out for bid. have the preliminary design drawings by the middle of this month. Floating dock repairs to begin April 15 Public works director Tom Woodard said repairs to to begin April 15. We met with Duncan Seawall on April 3 to go thing looks good, said Woodard. Everything was as we thought it was. It may start sooner, but right now its still scheduled for April 15. hinges that connect the sections. The city discovered the dock was designed for a lake, not for the choppy waters of Sarasota Bay. In late June, Tropical Storm Debby ensured the docks long-term closure. The Federal Emergency Management Agency designated the damage to be storm related, which opened the door to federal funding. It also meant the long process of navigating governmental red tape, but FEMA ultimately allocated funds for the repairs. The city modified the dock by reducing its size. It was known early on that some of the sections were beyond repair, but the city was not fully prepared to say how many sections would be eliminated until they were lifted from the water for a full inspection. The initial estimation was that about four sections would be removed, but Gilbert said Duncan has inspected the dock and said three sections will be removed or 120 linear feet. Four sections will remain. In the citys FEMA-approved plans, the city will be recycling three sections. Sailing Squadron expressed interest in the broken sections and volunteered to have staff on hand to take the sections from the city for free. We discussed it and thought it was a good idea because of the enormous task of disposing it, said Woodard. We would have to pull them out, break out the concrete, rent a trailer and a semi to haul the trailer to move them. savings if the sailing organization were to take the sections. The hiccup is when Lt. Cosby presented the paperwork to FEMA, us disposing of the sections is the plan, he said. Woodard said the city is working with FEMA to see if it can take that route. Cosby said after the meeting that it would be an uphill climb to alter anything in the plan already approved by FEMA, but he thought it was worth a try. In the meantime, Cosby said repairs will move forward as scheduled. Everything that needs to be ordered has been ordered, he said, noting the only thing that will delay the project at this point would be weather-related issues. Duncan will use a barge to conduct the repairs. Pier and restaurant operations are not expected to be impacted and the project is expected to be completed within six weeks. Visitors to the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier enjoy the day. The pier is scheduled for a reconstruction project this summer that should conclude by August. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 3 MAINSAIL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY The Feast Restaurant FEAST ON THIS....ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SHRIMP $21 LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHSGot Buttah? LOBSTAHS CHECK OUT OUR NEW! PRIME RIB SPECIAL! HAPPY HOUR FOOD & COCKTAILS 3-65337Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island 941.779.1000 LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS 2 GREAT RESTAURANTS AT 1 LOCATION LOBSTAHS Fine Island Dining Tiki Hut Casual Lunch & Dinner LIVE MUSIC9-1 FRI & SAT NIGHTS April 12 Deja V April 13 Chameleoncould have addressed that issue at that time. the concessionaire. If the commission wishes to take ownership of the the agreement prohibits that, she said. P erry said the commission would either need to amend the agreement and have the equipment appraised, or provide notice of default for nonpayment and terminate the lease. Commissioner Gay Breuler moved to terminate the lease, which was seconded by Vosburgh. Mayor John Shaughnessy said the city cannot act as a bank. We can get into a lot of trouble with the auditors if duty is to the city and I cant put the city and its resources through this. Shaughnessy sided with the motion to terminate, as did Vice Mayor E d Straight. Gatehouse was the lone dissenter as the motion to terminate the lease passed 4-1. P erry said after the meeting that the notice to default would be served within a week and that termination would take effect within 10 days after the notice. She said the restaurant would likely be vacated by the end of the month. the table. Commission Chair Jean Peelen scheduled the Mainsail matter for the A pril 9 meeting, although there was little time for public notice. C ollier said he was blindsided by the day prior to the hearing, but the city did not introduce the letter at the M arch 28 meeting. I nstead, the mayor said it part of the discussion. C ity planner Bill Brisson, who also made recommendations regarding the revised M ainsail Brisson highlighted concerns with building setbacks, particularly building B. He noted the project has increased intensity based on about 4,000 added square feet of air conditioned space. Brisson notes the site plan meets the provision for parking spaces on site, but also notes some spacing and circulation problems. Building code administrator T om O Briens letter, dated March 25 and preceding the meeting, outlines the background meeting M arch 8 between the city and the developer. O Briens comments on setbacks state provide the setbacks are substantially the same as the original plan, but also says there is concern that (setbacks) were not correctly applied at the time of the original approval. He further notes the minimum setbacks decrease the area for landscaping between the seawalls and the buildings. O Brien recommends a comprehensive review of the appropriate setbacks. He notes the Mainsail proposal increases the inten sity the living area of the project. to reduce the footprint and provide better onsite circula tion and parking. O Brien notes the arrangement of buildings and/or reductions could better accommodate on-site parking. cantly compromised by the main lodge building. He also recommends vacating the right of way on the southern boundary of the project where it connects to the public right of way to Marina Drive to ease the projects onsite circulation. OBrien goes on to note the building masses of buildings A and B on the peninsula provides minimal landin the setback of building A. He notes considerable concern of Sunrise Lane property owners regarding the facade on the eastern boundary of the project and increased setbacks for building D. O Brien says the project lacks an access easement to be more fully addressed. He concludes that a major revision of the original site plan and that proposed by M ainsail are required to address the issues. Collier asks in his March 28 letter that the commis sion consider rescinding its vote and come back to the table with us. He offers to improve the plan where we are able and listen to ideas within reason. Collier says he hopes the city will give reconsidera tion and go for a positive outcome and show everyone in the community that we dont have to go to the mat. readings for the ordinance to end the moratorium and require duplex party walls, discussion on extending O Briens contract, bike paths and the countys proposed half-cent sales tax. RESTAURANT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Listening meeting canceled Staff for U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, canceled a meeting scheduled as a listening session for Saturday, A pril 13, at Holmes Beach C ity Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Buchanans district incorporates M anatee and Sarasota counties, including Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. T atum T homas of Buchanans office said the meeting was tentative on the representatives calen said a plan to reschedule the meeting was not yet CollierClick! T he I slander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@ islander.org or 5404 M arina D rive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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4 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest session, Holmes Beach City Hall. CANCELED ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall. Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall. Bradenton Beach City Hall. P lanning O rganization board, U niversity of South F lorida Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. T amiami T rail, Sarasota. ernments, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Send notices to news@islander.org.Busiest ever island tourist season winds downBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The past three months have been the busiest tourist season theyve ever seen say a number of island business people. T he numbers of visitors and accommodation industry say. T he visitors and seasonal residents are gradually leaving as April 15 approaches, said Zita Kollar of GulfBay Realty. She said her vacation rentals were booked solid through April 7, but then occupancy begins to open up. By the end of the month, shell have vacancies for anyone arriving in late April or early May. But it was a very busy season, she said. Jesse Brisson, also of G ulf-Bay R ealty, said this was the busiest season hes had since hes been in the vacation rental business. Rentals managed by the company were booked solid from Feb. 1 through April 1. A great season for the industry, he said. The best Ive seen in the past 12 years. ton Beach, said his properties have been full since the beginning of February, and a few vacancies only started appearing on his books around April 8. ever seen on the island, he said. T eitelbaum said its been quite a ride the past three months. As a board member of the Manatee County T ourist Development Council and the Anna Maria Island Chamures for the season will be presented at the 9 a.m. April 15 TDC meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall. With tourism already up 9.5 percent from the previous year, according to a report presented to the TDC in January from R esearch D ata Services I nc., T eitelbaum said he expects even greater growth when February and March are added to the data. RDS is retained by the Bradenton Area C onven tion and Visitors Bureau to compile statistics on tourism arrivals, expenditures and attractions visitors enjoy. RD S typically delivered to the BACVB about six weeks after the end of the month. Deb Meihls of the BACVB said she was not sur prised that many visitors remained on the island after Easter and spring break. With Anna Maria Island ranked No. 4 in a T ripAdvisors.com T ravelers Choice survey of U.S. island destinations and with cold winter still up north, I would say this And we now have a curiosity factor from T ripAdvisor for those who have not been here before, she added. M eihls also was pleased that the spring break crowds appeared well-behaved and suitable to the overall ambi ance of the island. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce vice president D eb Wing said F ebruary and M arch were very busy at the chamber with visitors seeking lodging at the But the number of walk-ins and phone calls for accommodations dwindled a bit the past week, she said. Wing said she wouldnt be surprised to see tourism at an all-time high for the 2013 winter season. and restaurants. Linda Bouziane of M ister R oberts R esort Wear in Holmes Beach said the store was full nearly every day. We had a great season. Were all very happy. I t was one of the best-ever seasons and I wish it would continue. E d C hiles, owner of the Sandbar R estaurant in A nna M aria, the BeachHouse in Bradenton Beach, and M ar Vista on Longboat Key, said business was up at all three restaurants, even when the weather wasnt so great. It was warm enough most days this season and getting the (remodeled) Sandbar open in time for the season was a big help. We had very strong numbers at all three restaurants. Im pleased, even though some days were a bit cool. E veryone does better when the weather is great, he said. Bradenton Beach P olice C hief Sam Speciale offered his perspective on the season, saying it was certainly one of the busiest, if not the busiest, hes seen in his two decades on the island. a winter season, but not this year. T his year, I m saying its been one of the busiest T here were so many backups, some going as far back as from C ortez R oad to the Longboat P ass Bridge, Speciale said. used traffic control procedures, but when the C ortez Bridge was raised this season, there wasnt much anyone could do to get motorists moving, the chief noted. said. Speciale might not have too long to enjoy the break M eihls said the B AC VB is planning a number of events this summer in the county that should draw day visitors to the island. M eihls said advertising programs also will bring visitors to the area. T he summer tourist season on the island is just around the corner. Beachgoers in Anna Maria south of the Sandbar Restaurant enjoy the last days of the 2013 winter-spring tourist season. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin With the parking lot at the Mana tee Public Beach for beachgoers is found along Manatee Avenue/ State Road 64 leading east from Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 5 Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 1505726. 6/2013 A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time No bid for BB consultant on telecommunications Bradenton Beach commissioners had one of their shortest meetings on record April 1, according to Mayor John Shaughnessy. T he meeting was to open the proposals for an independent contractor for telecommunications consultant services for the city. However, the mayor said no proposals were submitted. T he bid envelope for submissions was empty, he and commissioners observed. C ommissioners agreed unanimously to further discuss the issue of seeking proposals at their A pril 18 meeting. The meeting adjourned after about 2 minutes. Shaughnessy said it was probably the shortest meeting hes ever attended.BB holds rst hearing on amended cell tower ordinanceManatee County Com missioner John Chappie, city commissioners and Keep Manatee Beautiful executive director Ingrid McClel lan are joined by Anna Maria Island Privateer Barry Grooms following the commissions approval of the Oct. 30-Nov. 2 Sandblast America and Pirate Invasion of Coquina Beach celebration. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach city planner A lan G arrett didnt waste any time clarifying the purpose of an A pril 4 public hearing on the amended cellular communications tower ordinance. G arrett explained any time a municipality makes changes to its land development code regarding zoned usage, two public hearings are required. Since the amended cell tower ordinance contains changes, Gar rett said, T his is not an authority to move forward with anything. I ts a public hearing to notice proposed changes. Garrett said no action from the commission was necessary, that they simply had to open the public hearing for comment and then close it. Bradenton Beach resident Jo A nn M eilner said she didnt understand the need to change the ordinance and insisted the city has already violated its charter by enter ing into a land lease agreement at the proposed location with a cell tower company. G arrett explained some of the primary changes to the ordinance. He said the new ordinance will only allow cell towers on municipal property and that no towers will be allowed in residential zones. T ower heights were addressed during a previous planning and zoning meeting that will increase height restrictions to 195 feet. The city has been pursuing a cell tower at its public works property, but some questions arose as to whether the location would meet fall-zone requirements. I t was previously explained that a fall zone is not considered a tower falling over, rather the space needed for a tower to collapse, which they are designed to do. I n other matters, M ayor John Shaughnessy said a stage and soon will be presented for public review. C ommissioners unanimously approved a special event application for Sandblast A merica, sponsored as part of the Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Invasion of Coquina Beach beginning Oct. 30. Commissioners also approved a special event appli Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at midnight. Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and Commissioner Richard Gatehouse examine an empty bid folder April 1. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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6 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) APRIL 10, 2013 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion YourHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. Address letters by e-mail to news@islander.org or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,200 users. To join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook. We provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander.org.Sandy treachery My Islander comes via snail mail. Its the best day of the week. It seemed more than appropriate the March 20 edition of The Islander arrived on April 1. Happy Fools Day. It seems a rogue sandcastle builder had struck in Holmes Beach. Of all things a sandcastle on the beach. Call out the troops. And it seems the city did just that. One would think a large sandcastle would be less worrisome than some of the holes Ive seen dug much deeper and less noticeable. Was the structure over the height limit? Too close to the mean high water line? Has a reward been set up Is this how most career criminals get their start. David Reid, Hollywood, Calif.Changing times? Boy! have politics changed since I was on the Holmes Beach City Commission. The commission then represented the people and the mayor implemented the commission decisions. The commission did not bow to the emperor, as they are doing with the present administration. Billie P. Martini, former city commissioner, Holmes BeachAnother thank you I would like to thank the Holmes Beach Police Department for its prompt response to my problem. Someone dug an 8-foot deep hole, complete with a moat and walkover bridge on the beach in front of my home. This presented a grave danger to people walking or jogging on the beach. The police responded quickly and then called the beach was back to its pristine state. Thank you all for your very good work. Joann White, Holmes BeachThanks to you On behalf of the congregation of Roser Memorial Community Church, I would like to thank The Islander for all the wonderful coverage of our recent Roser Chapel Centennial Celebration. Articles and pictures on the history of the Roser Chapel, the installation of the new doors, the three performances in our 2013 Concert Series, and the performance of the play Mr. Rosers Dream all built anticipation for our culminating event, the March 10 rededication service of the Roser Chapel. The coverage of that service and the March 17 tree cial those events were in the life of Roser Church. And thank you to Bonner Joy, editor, for the lovely Roses for Roser editorial. For 100 years, Roser has focused on being a community church and we were pleased that with your help we were able to share our celebration with the entire community on Anna Maria Island. Cathy Meehan, Roser Memorial Community Church congregation chair Heartless? For many years weve enjoyed the take-no-prisoners style of restaurant operator Ralph Russell. Every week he advertised free beer tomorrow. He wasnt afraid to confront a disappointed patron. He wore rotten as if a badge. He came from Canada 23 years ago to make his name and his restaurant famous as the patriarch and the brains behind Rotten Ralphs Waterfront Restaurant at Galati Marine in Anna Maria. And he wasnt afraid to leap into action in 2000 while vacationing in Ireland to save a young lad from seat. We honored and applauded his bravery. So it was with great pleasure that we began a series of enterprising ads in The Islander that featured a photo of Ralph in odd situations, juxtaposed on the body of Santa and the Easter Bunny nothing was sacred Ralphs head was either prominent or cleverly hidden in every weekly ad, and they earned an award, too. And so we became endeared to Rotten Ralph, an icon on Anna Maria Island, even though his specialty, Ralph died in 2005, and son Dave and wife Doreen assumed day-to-day operations and they opened at the pier in September that year. This is all just to say, Rotten Ralphs and the thousands of folks who enjoyed his hospitality and the hundreds of young people who were employed and found their feet grounded in hard work and good principals, were woven into the texture of Anna Maria Island. They were institutionalized. against the wall in Bradenton Beach, behind on their rent at the city pier. We have regrets for all the staff, the suppliers and their families who depend day to day on the restaurant, with few prospects for jobs in April and May. tion on the pier April 30 less than a month. Wouldnt the city be better off to renegotiate the lease? To collect rent along with the arrears and allow the restaurant our community neighbors and friends to remain in business? If the city just became aware of the past due rent, have any of the commissioners had a dialogue with the Russells that is deserving of a long-standing good relationship? The city just seems too eager to kick Rotten Ralphs to the curb. Come on, Bradenton Beach, have a heart.

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 7 Headlines from the April 9, 2003, issue of The IslanderTemps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall March 31 55 79 0 April 1 66 78 0 April 2 61 77 0 April 3 61 83 0.01 April 4 65 72 3.10 April 5 67 74 0 April 6 58 77 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 73.224-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. cers arrested six people in the 3000 block of Avenue C in Holmes Beach after executing a search warrant and men and two women, ages 21-55, were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and illegal possession of a controlled substance. out the windows of 12 vehicles March 31-April 2, the Holmes Beach Police Department reported. Additionally, the report said several businesses on Gulf Drive had windows broken by someone using a BB gun. The HBPD said the acts appeared to be random and no property was reported stolen. erties and retail businesses on Anna Maria Island said the Iraq War caused a downturn in visitors and retail spending, but others said business has been normal for a winter season. Susan Estler of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau said occupancy of rental units was down slightly in March 2003 from March 2002. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org www.islander.org Traveling afarGary and Jeannie Hudkins packed The Islander for their journey to South Africa, where they took a ride on Jumbo, a rescued elephant. Jeannie Hudkins says Jumbo teaches compassion to all and lages. Islander Courtesy Photo Coming, April 25, The Best of the Best celebration Watch your email inbox for our exclusive invitation to the award winners party Only the rst 100 responders will be guaranteed admission. $45 per personHeavy hors doeuvre | Cash Bar Champagne Toast | Jack Elka PhotosRed carpet event, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Key Royale Club 10 years ago

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8 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Vacant seats on FISH board lled with electionBy Mark Young Islander Reporter The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage is back to its full 15-member board capacity following A pril 1 elections that saw one long-time member drop out and another voted out at the meeting at F ishermans Hall, 4515 124th St. W, Cortez. organization tasked with rehabilitating its 95-acre pre serve on the Cortez coastline, while preserving the rich and historic heritage of one of the nations few active vandalism in the preserve and the resignation of Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. Chips Shore. Shore resigned in February after months of attempt ing to unify FI SH and the F lorida M aritime M useum staff in a partnership for a better working environment. Progress appeared steady until Shore resigned over a reference from the meeting minutes to a mandatory user fee associated with using museum grounds for the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. The minutes referred to the mandatory fee outlined by the F lorida C ommunities T rust grant, which helped purchase the museum grounds as a tax. I t was a catalyst to what Shore said was continued Shores resignation was just one of many since the 2012 election, while several board members resigned only to rescind their resignations. Among those board members to initially walk away and return were vice president Debra Ibasfalean and secretary Joe Kane. T reasurer Jane von Hahmann announced she would von Hahmanns intentions was expected by the A pril 1 election but no announcement was made. T he board planned to vote on the resignation April 1. N o discussion on von Hahmanns intentions took place, nor was there a vote. Ibasfalean, Kane and former treasurer Karen Bell were up for re-election and, despite several appointments to the board over the course of the past 12 election. O ne included Rick Stewarts seat on the board. Stew the many seats vacated by a resignation, but resigned himself April 1 to take a paid position as the boatworks facility manager, further agreeing to settle an outstanding debt to FISH for a sailboat purchase. I basfalean had not publicly made her intentions to run again clear until the election, while Bell and Kane announced early in the year that they would seek to retain their seats on the board. for three open seats. T he election amounted to six names on the ballot, three nominees and three sitting board Approximately 30 FISH members attended the election to cast a vote, but the majority of votes were cast via absentee ballot. N ewcomer M urphy garnered the most votes with 66 to win a seat. Ibasfalean retained her seat with 58 votes. Osgood collected 57 votes, the third most votes to win a Long-time member Bell retained her seat with 34 votes, with the fifth highest number of votes. Kane received the lowest number, which put him off the board. Kane expressed his disappointment after the election, saying the board will not function for the community if members to step up their responsibilities. FISH problems are the result of one board member bullying the board, which is demeaning to the president and other board members, said Kane. N othing gets done because that one person wants to do it all. T hat is so insulting to all, and until that problem is resolved, nothing will get done. Kane declined to name that board member. He said each board member should be assigned a task and that other board members should stop meddling. Have trust in your board members. years and will take place in M arch 2014. A t that time, PLEASE SEE FISH, NEXT PAGEFISH board again divided over rental propertiesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter It was a contentious matter for the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board in July 2012 when members learned two FISH tenants were months behind on rent. A vote to have Allen Garner and Rick Viera evicted was halted by members agreeing to work with the two tenants. T he eventual solution was a forgiveness of a large portion of the back rent debt in exchange for two months of back rent and the transfer of utilities to the tenants names. T he two men rent small apartments on property owned by FISH. 1 and the annual election, FI SH members battled once again to evict Viera, this time for insubordination, as Viera works for FISH in order to pay his rent. FISH president Kim McVey told the board Viera disobeyed her instructions not to open a FISH storage unit until board member Jim Kelly was present. I n the company of another board member, M cVey said Viera broke into the building. Board member Karen Bell said the issue was not a big deal, but others disagreed. off the board, secretary Joe Kane moved to evict Viera and to pursue legal assistance in the matter. M embers R ick Stewart, Linda M olto, Kelly T aylor and P lum T aylor sided with Kanes motion, but Jane von Hahmann, Bell, T urner M atthews and M arshall F isher, who witnessed the incident, voted no. T he vote ended in a 5-5 tie, effectively killing the motion. No further action took place. In other matters, Cortez Village Historical Societys M ary G reen reminded the board of Bradenton Beachs $8,500 contribution that provided for the move of the Monroe Cottage from the island city to the preserve. G reen said she envisions the building becoming a family life center and museum honoring the 66 C ortez veterans of World War II. C VHS is asking that FI SH grant a long-term lease of the three lots for the Monroe Cottage. Research is under way to declare the building a historic structure. Board member T urner Matthews, an attorney, vol-

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Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Beach citizens to nullify the citys joint development agreement with ELRA Inc., the BeachHouse Restaurant corporation headed by Ed Chiles, dune construction along Gulf Drive across from city hall will begin this month. Project engineer Lynn Townsend-Burnett announced at an April 4 community redevelopment agency meeting that the dune portion of the joint development agreement would be moving forward with the blessing of ELRA. We are on track to have the permit on or before April 15, said Townsend-Burnett, who noted she expected to have two or three bids in place by Islander press time. At that time, well have an idea of the budget, she said. ELRA is paying the lions share of the project, which includes about 12 parking spaces for the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., across from city hall. It is the proposed parking area that halted the project a year ago when the planning and zoning board recommended the commission reject the agreement. The P&Z denial outlined several violations of the city charter, the comprehensive plan and accompanying land development codes. The city commission, however, voted to enter the agreement anyway, which launched a contentious meeting that pitted the commission against the P&Z. the parking was attached to the project, recommended 4-1 to reject the agreement. Four P&Z members resigned following the contentious May 2012 city meeting, and two of them are coplaintiffs in the ongoing lawsuit. Townsend-Burnett said Chiles has agreed to move forward with the dune portion of the project, even though the parking lot remains in limbo pending the lawsuit outcome. My strong push right now, with the support of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is to have the dune installed by May 1, said TownsendBurnett. The contractors are aware of that. They will basically have about 10 days to get it done. season. Townsend-Burnett said FWC is in contact with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring and a plan is in place to track and move any potential early nesters. My priority for the city is to have this dune in before hurricane season, said Townsend-Burnett. unteered to draw up any legal papers to help the board move forward with a lease agreement. The board agreed it would have to wait for the historic declaration before agreeing to the lease, but Matthews moved to agree with the concept pending the declaration from the state. The motion passed unanimously. continued bad news for the stone crab season. The season started slow, temporarily gained momentum, but again came to a slow crawl. Bell said some of the factors causing a poor season are red tide to the south and clearer than normal waters in the area giving the stone crabs natural predators the upper hand.Road watch continues for AMI Bridge The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a bridge maintenance project on the Anna Maria Island Bridge/State Road 64 from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. week nights and the work will continue through the summer. Most of the work will take place under the bridge, a DOT press release said. lane closures. The project should be completed by late summer, the release said.

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12 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, April 10 11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon and meeting, the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181. Thursday, April 11 Friday, April 12 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for artist Richard Stewart. Information: 941-778-6648. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artist reception for Joan Voyles, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception for Saint Stephens Episcopal School visual arts students, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, with select galleries and boutiques hosting open houses, art shows and receptions. Information: 941-778-6648. Saturday, April 13 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. De Soto Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta, Palma Sola Causeway. Information: 941-747-1998. Sunday, April 14 Monday, April 15 Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564. Tuesday, April 16 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Wednesday, April 17 Noon Anna Maria Garden Club high tea meeting and inducAve., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. Off-island Friday, April 12 6-9 p.m. Reception for Maro Lorimer and Meditations, Art Uptown, 1367 Main St., Sarasota. Information: 941-955-5409. Ongoing 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the Waters Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Some events on other days too. Fee may apply. Information: 941-9628835. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Food donations requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132. house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227. Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227. a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668. Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. board meets, Fishermans Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941779-0564. meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579. pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Coming up Manatee County. Few-Miller Dock, Cortez. Save the date munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Players theater, Anna Maria. Day, 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. Highresolution photographs welcome. Libbys I sland J ewelry The Sterling Standard of Classic Jewelry The Sterling Standard of Classic Jewelry Libbys Island Jewelry Privateers plan motor show The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold a ben21, at Mexicali Border Cafe, 5502 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. AMIP will present awards for the best in show, managers choice, pirates pick and best club participaAttendees can expect door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and music by DJ Hootie J. youth programs and scholarships, which are presented dence Day Parade on the island. For more information, call Roger Hoodat Murphree at 214-714-3953. WEDDING Portraits by the Sea .comAmanda Barter941-778-2711 Spring festival coming to Centre Shops, LBK The Centre Shops of Longboat Key, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, holds its Spring Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, with an array of artists, jewelers, sidewalk sales and food and entertainment for guests. Also at the festival will be antiques, collectibles, a wine-tasting event and live music. There is no charge for parking or admission and Key Historical Society. For more information, call 941-383-1901.

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 13 THE BEACH SHOP www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACH SHOP The Lots of items up to 50% OFF We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Lots of items Lots of items up to up to 50% 50% OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF Snowy plover nest signals beginning of shorebird nestingA snowy plover nest ing pair laid three eggs March 25 on the beach in Anna Maria to signal the beginning of the shorebird nesting season. Locals are hopeful to see the birds have a more successful year than the previous year, when two tropical storms and a king tide decimated nests on the island. By Mark Young Islander Reporter T here is only a handful of nesting snowy plover pairs late M arch to mark the beginning of the shorebird nesting season. A ccording to A nna M aria I sland T urtle Watch & Shorebird M onitoring volunteer G lenn Wiseman, the attempt at a snowy plover nest on the beach in A nna Maria. that was a bit early, said Wiseman. U sually midM arch because even though we expect a nest or two, there is always a chance it might not happen due to the limited number of nesting pairs in our area. Snowy plovers typically nest on beaches along the F lorida panhandle. Wiseman said about 20 percent of the population will nest south of M anatee C ounty and about a dozen nesting pairs are typically seen within the county. More than likely its the same birds, he said. The same 24 or so have been seen from here down past Longboat all winter. Wiseman said the snowy plovers on and around the island are not the migrating type. They are permanent residents, he said. Last years nesting season for the snowy plovers and many other shorebirds was disastrous. T wo tropical storms and a king tide in June 2012 wiped out all but one of our nests, said Wiseman. We are hoping for a good season, he said. T he good news is that the storms brought in lots of sand at the north end where the nests are typically located, which produces excellent habitat for nesting shore and sea birds. Wiseman said shorebird nesting season typically to nest. the seabirds, the skimmers and then terns, he said. T he later two are colonial nesters, meaning that they may have up to 600 birds nesting in the same area. AMIT W executive director Suzi F ox said the female snowy plover is now protecting three eggs. We believe this nest was laid approximately M arch 25 and is due around April 18, which is just before Earth Day, she said. We have buffered off the area and signage is now up. It is now considered federally protected land. F ox said there are two other nesting pairs on the island, but they have not yet produced a nest. the centre shops of longboat keypresents the 2013 A closeup view of a snowy plover on the beach in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Courtesy John Ester Socializing T he I slander has an active F acebook community of more than 2,200 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. If you would like to join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook. We provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander.org. T he I slander also allows comments on stories online.

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HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Bradenton Beach discusses options for beachfront parkBy Mark Young Islander Reporter D uring an A pril 4 capital improvements project meeting, Bradenton Beach P olice Lt. John C osby said the city might not want to wait on U .S. RE S TORE A ct funding to improve John C happie G ulfside P ark, 1402 Gulf Drive. T he city acquired the park for $300,000 in 2011. T he acquisition of the four-lot Gulffront lots settled a long standing legal dispute between the city and developers who sought to build condominiums on the site. T he plan enhances landscaping and adds kiosks to T he project is the citys top priority in hopes to be included in Manatee Countys share of BP funds stem ming from the 2010 D eepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. T heres been some talk that the amount of money expected will be less than originally thought. Cosby said there are no guidelines in place that guar antee the disbursement of funds and sought direction in whether the city should begin seeking alternative grants to begin work at the park. He said some of the grants might require the city to match 25 percent of the funds. C ommissioner G ay Breuler supported having C osby pursue any and all resources available. Anyone depending on that (BP) money is making a giant mistake. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh advised caution in pur suing grants that would require the city to spend money that is not already budgeted. C osby said even if the litigation concludes, B P could still reserve the right to appeal and drag the settlement through the courts for years. I dont want to hesitate on John Chappie Park, he said. We have spent a lot of money on that property and I would like to see us do something with it. C osby said if the city chooses to pursue grants, several small grants might allow doing the project in phases. Building official Steve G ilbert said grants may require up to a 25 percent match, but that doesnt necessarily mean a cash match. Some of the grants allow for in-kind services, such as work done from our public works department. Fifth Street South basin project E ngineer Lynn T ownsend-Burnett, in charge of the F ifth Street South basin project to construct bio-swales and enhance stormwater drainage in the area, said reviT ownsend-Burnett and city staff met with neighbor hood residents in November 2012 to address their concerns in a series of workshops. O ne couple had access concerns where they have shell access to their home and didnt want to lose that, said T ownsend-Burnett, citing just one example. So we looked at the overall basin area to see where we can gain swales to leave that area alone, she said. Basically, we shifted areas and took from one area and added to others. T ownsend-Burnett said the area has experienced T he project will include installing a stormwater outfall into the bay. Initial estimates for the project were $150,000, with the Southwest Florida Water Management District funding half the project. T ownsend-Burnett said the revisions have resulted in lower cost estimates by $25,000. T he plan is to get started as soon as things quiet down, but before the rainy season, she said. We are gearing up for construction to start in the next few months.New Bridge Street developer gets go-ahead from cityBy Mark Young Islander Reporter F ollowing an A pril 4 public hearing, Bradenton Beach commissioners voted 3-2 to approve with stipulations a major development application for a restaurant at 119 Bridge St. The project raised several concerns about setbacks, parking, garbage collection and product unloading on an already congested street. T he public hearing was continued from M arch 21 to give owner Michael Hynds an opportunity to address those concerns. Last time we spoke, several concerns were brought up and I hope to put all those to rest, said Hynds. Stormwater was among the concerns raised and Hynds told commissioners that he had provided documentation to the city in late March showing stormwater will be retained on the property. T he location of an old grease trap was another issue, but Hynds said it would be relocated, under a deck accessible by the trucker. T rash will be moved inside a ventilated room, and we will have an outside drop-off area very similar to the Blue Marlin Restaurant. O ne of the primary obstacles was parking. T he plans called for 60 seats, which requires one parking space per seat, although not all of the seats were to be indoors. I n his original proposal, Hynds said he would provide a shuttle between Bridge Street and C oquina Beach. But, to put the parking issue to rest, Hynds made an adjustment to his plan. There will be no inside seating, he said. We will still have 60 seats, but they will all be outside. Your land development code makes it clear that there is no parking needed for outside dining. Hynds said he still plans to lease four parking spaces when a small house at 114 T hird St. is torn down. He said he has an agreement for parking there, along with a section of right of way toward Bridge Street. Hynds said that solves the problem of retail shop owners parking on Bridge Street. C ommissioner Jan Vosburgh said it sounded like Hynds had addressed all of the objections. C ommissioner Gay Breuler agreed and praised Hynds efforts. I want to commend you for addressing everything that the city staff, planning and zoning and the public have all thrown at you, said Breuler. I think youve done a good job speaking to each one. C ity attorney R icinda P erry said if commissioners were seeking to approve the application, she would prefer to add language to the motion that will allow additional staff stipulations to be drafted by herself and city planner Alan Garrett. Breuler moved to reverse the P&Z recommendation to deny and instead approve the application, pending fur ther conditions to be brought back to commission at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Vosburgh seconded the motion. Vice M ayor E d Straight voted in favor while C ommissioner R ic Gate house and Mayor John Shaughnessy voted nay. I n other matters, commissioners voted 5-0 to enter BP claim seeking relief from the 2010 Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. statutory limitations. She also said there is no cost to the city to pursue would determine if it has a viable claim. I t could be years before the B P lawsuit is settled, but P erry said the city isnt risking anything by trying. She did, however, warn of one consequence. T he only downside is that if some new commission wants to pull out of the claim, then you will be liable for all the experts fees, she said. A s long as the city doesnt pull out, it will never pay a penny, even if we dont get anything.

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 15 SPRING FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY Add The Sea SWIMWEAR BOUTIQUEMonday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5 Island Shopping Center | 5314 Marina Drive Holmes Beach | 941.254.7938 County plans property tax relief via added sales tax The Manatee County Commission was scheduled to discuss a referendum on community tax issues during its April 9 meeting. At stake is a referendum proposed by county administrator Ed Hunzeker to ask the electorate to consider a half-cent sales tax to generate $23 million to pay for local, indigent health care. Manatee County now pays for community health care through property taxes and the fund will run out in 2015. The additional sales tax could generate enough revenue to cover the health care fund and more, according to Hunzeker. Along with funding indigent health care, Hunzeker is proposing to reduce property taxes in municipalities where there is a city-funded police department by excludHe believes the plan will reduce property taxes by about $10 million 26 percent savings will be realized by municipal taxpayers in the county and an approximate 13 percent reduction in property taxes will aid taxpayers in unincorporated areas. Also proposed for the ballot will be a tax abatement issue that will give the county board the ability to offer either invest or create new jobs in the county. If approved by a majority of voters, the half-cent County administrator Ed Hunzeker is pictured at an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board meeting, which he frequently attends. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin or purchase. sales tax. Florida statutes require the resulting funds to county. The board is expected to make a decision on whether to hold the referendum on June 18, move it to Aug. 6 or to August 2014. According to Hunzeker, the earlier referendum date would allow plans to proceed on a two-year budget that includes property tax relief. The later date is preferred by some board members to allow voters more time to become familiar with the issue. Some board members suggested delaying the referendum to the 2014 primary date to defray special election costs. Details on the plan to reduce property taxes are available at www.mymanatee.org/howwillwepa y AM commission approves draft LAR ordinanceBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter After nearly two months of discussion on how new homes in Anna Maria should be constructed, commissioners at their April 4 meeting agreed to move forward with an ordinance that uses the living area ratio to the lot size as the basis for a new ordinance on construction of houses in the city. The proposed ordinance must now go to the planning and zoning board for a public hearing and a recommendation before returning to the commission for two more public hearings, city planner Alan Garrett said. The language of the draft ordinance as approved by commissioners states that the owner of any lot of less than 15,000 square feet can have a LAR of 40 percent, with 33 space. The maximum building coverage would be 50 percent to include porches and decks. living space over parking, but the structure can be no higher than 27 feet above the crown of the road, according to a city moratorium currently in force. As an example of the proposed ordinance, Garrett used a house on a 5,000 square-foot lot. At a 40 percent LAR, the owner could build a 2,000 square foot house, of which 33 percent of the 2,000 square feet, or 666 square By adding decks and porches, the maximum building coverage could go to 2,500 square feet, or 50 percent of the lot size. That gives the owner 500 square feet for outside decks and porches, Garrett said. There is a sliding scale for the size of the house based on lot size in the proposed ordinance, he added. For lots between 15,000 square feet and 21,000 square feet, the LAR would be 35 percent, while lots larger than 21,000 square feet would be allowed a 30 applies, as does the 50 percent maximum lot coverage rule, irrespective of the size of the lot, Garrett said. City attorney Jim Dye chimed about the legality of the ordinance in relation to the Bert Harris Act, which prohibits governments from taking away the value of a property through legislation. Dye said in his opinion the proposed ordinance is legal. It protects the character of the city, which is a function of the commission, he said, and is a rational response to the commissions concern that large houses could gradually squeeze out the citys smaller, ground level homes. It is not a regulatory taking, Dye said. A person still has reasonable use of the property. He admitted, however, that the new ordinance would restrict the size of the house compared to what could be built under the current city building ordinance. The Bert Harris Act is not concerned with the legality of the ordinance, Dye said. The only question is did the ordinance remove value from the property. There is a regulatory process in the Bert Harris Act for municipalities and property owners to settle any disputes, Dye added. Dye recommended he write language in the proposed ordinance to allow anyone with a vacant lot to begin design under the current regulations to avoid speculative claims, in the future. Additionally, the city should alert all property owners of the coming ordinance, once its approved by the commission. Commissioners agreed the ordinance effective date would be 90-120 days after it passes, so no one can say Attorney Scott Rudacille, who said he represented several Anna Maria clients, urged commissioners to take another look at the 33 percent LAR for the second livable said hes not being given the opportunity to develop his lots. Dye, however, noted Cagnina would have plenty of Dye noted that there is no moratorium on construction, only height. At present, structures that are no more than 27 feet or less above the crown of the road are allowed. Commissioners unanimously approved the draft ordinance and it will be forwarded to P&Z for a public hearing. Commissioner Chuck Webb received assurance from on the current ordinance can still be issued, but they must comply with the height moratorium restriction.

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A ccording to the probable cause affidavit, C olin C ampbell of 11900 C ortez R oad W. sat in the business parking lot for several hours, at some points revving his engine, and also trying to engage the stores female employees in conversation. C ampbell then entered the store, purchased some items and exited, but did not leave the area. A ccording to a and a hammer in his hands and gestured at the employees in a threatening manner. At one point, Campbell allegedly yelled out that he smashes pig heads. According to the report, the women inside the business were in fear for their lives. C ampbell allegedly took a photo of one womans vehicle tag before leaving. MCSO deputies made contact with Campbell at his home and arrested him on a felony aggravated assault his vehicle. During the course of the investigation, law enforce ment discovered a complaint had been filed against C ampbell for an incident at the Winghouse restaurant, 5105 14th St. W., Bradenton. O n M arch 22, C ampbell entered the store, ordered his food and went inside the bathroom for about 20 minutes. When he exited, he placed his hand on a servers shoulder, saying that her shoulder was sticky. T he woman told him not to do that, at which time C ampbell allegedly made several sexual comments to the woman. C ampbell returned to the restaurant on the day of his arrest and ordered a pizza for all of the female employ ees. Upon placing his order, Campbell again went to the bathroom. A male witness reported to the manager that Campbell was engaging in inappropriate behavior inside the bathroom. T he manager called MC S O and told C ampbell to leave. He had left the business when law enforcement arrived, but was charged following his assault arrest with misdemeanor battery for having previously placed his hands on the server. Campbell was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $2,000 bond. A ccording to jail records, he posted bond the following day and was released. C ampbell is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, April 19, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee A ve. W., Bradenton. Campbell Founded 1956 SUNDAY WOR SHIP 10 A.M.6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.orgThe Lords Warehouse Thrift Store: 9-1 Mon., Wed. and Sat. The Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll Sermon: The Witness Protection Program (Christian style) VISIT ORS WE LCOME Island police blotterAnna Maria responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with a woman outside the residence. N o allegations of physical contact were made by the subjects, who had been arguing. T he deputy advised the man and woman to separate for the night. U pon request of the man, the deputy issued a trespass warning to the female. ing in the street. According to the report, the argument began at D C oy D ucks in Holmes Beach. T he men left the bar in separate vehicles. T he subjects arrived at the Anna Maria residence at the same time and the suspect became angry that a female was with the victim, and punched him. T he two men began wrestling in the street, at which time the deputy arrived to break up the Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach intoxication. While on routine foot patrol on Bridge eral times to go inside the bar. He eventually complied, but stood at the doorway and began shouting obsceniand was told to return inside the bar. When he refused, at which time he was placed under arrest. A ccording to the report, the man physically resisted the arrest and screamed on the way to the police station. Once secured, at them and lunging. He was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor disorderly intoxication and transported to the Manatee County jail. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach March 16, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, drunk. A the man and drove him home. burglary. T he manager of the business called police to report the front door had been smashed. She had not entered the business for fear someone was inside. Police cleared the scene and observed the cash register and were estimated to be $1,300. A woman called police in regards to an ex-boyfriend being in her home and refusing to leave. T he man left before police arrived. A man reported a bicycle valued at $1,000 had been stolen from a nearby bike rack. T he man said the bike was locked up overnight. P olice observed the lock had been cut. woman went to the Holmes Beach P olice D epartment to report someone used her Social Security number in an attempt to open several lines of credit. She also said vice. theft. Police were contacted in regards to someone steal-

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 19 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 style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. Obituaries*OBITS need to be in alpha order need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.com Gary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational Christian churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Sunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 10 AM Children and Youth Church School 9 AM Adult Sunday School Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. To report information on island crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807. In emergencies, call 911. MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.8301 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE Manatee Primary Care Associates Pediatric and Adult Medicine Ronald Grubb, DO, is a board-certied Family Medicine physician who has a longstanding commitment to hospital and community service, as well as to medical education. His practice includes patients of all ages: adults, children, infants, adolescents and seniors. Dr. Grubb is Director of the Family Practice Internship and Residency Program at Manatee Memorial Hospital. The program is approved by the Osteopathic Association Division of Postdoctoral Training. For an appointment: 941.708.8081Most insurances accepted. LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS the incident was captured and showed a man in a white GMC pickup truck twice arriving on the day of the theft Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Elizabeth Tristam Tristy Barford Terrace, died in a car crash March 24 in Tampa. She was Tech High School and attended Lamar College in Colorado. She was a sales professional who had a love of Linda Wyrick Glezen Linda Wyrick Glezen, 72, of Holmes Beach and forShe graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in fashion they enjoyed many trips together. Mrs. Gleven was well known for point and cross stitching, having won Glezen or online at www.humanemanatee.org. Condolences may Sad signsKathy Caserta found this dead loggerhead turtle April 5 where it had washed up on the 31st Street beach in Holmes Beach. Suzi Fox of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch responded to examine the turtle and said it was an adult loggerhead, likely a female, and the algae and barnacles are a sign it had been ill for some time. There were no signs of trauma. Fox also said another turtle found a few weeks ago had a brain parasite, and it is responding to rehab at Mote Marine Laboratory. Turtle nesting season begins May 1 on Anna Maria Island where nesting is dominated by loggerheads. Islander Photo: Vic Caserta many local and state awards. She was involved in the local art scene. Service in Holmes Beach was private. Brown & Sons online at m. City.

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20 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF THE ISLANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND* CALL 941-778-7978Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes. First dayAnna Maria Island Community Center executive direcby observing some programs in action and discussing operations with staff. She also found time to enjoy watching kids play on the outdoor playground. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin First partyDavid Teitelbaum and daughter Wendy Teitelbaum join Dawn Stiles and husband George Campbell at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Parrothead buffet and dance April 6. Teitelbaum serves on the center board and Stiles was enjoying as the new executive director. Islander Photo: Bonner JoyThe gangs all here tables to enjoy the buffet dinner and music by Dan Mobley and Mike Sales at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Parrothead Dance. Islander Photo: Bonner JoyBeginning a new era at AMICC

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 21 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG OPEN 7 DAYS 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pm EVERY DAY Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE SLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Serving Fresh-Caught, Local Seafood & Local Stone Crab Claws GET YOUR BIB ON ... 5315 gulf driv e holmes beach 941-77 8-0411www.eathereannamaria.com One of Floridas best new restaurants Manatee High Sugar Canes hold dance clinic The Manatee High School Sugar Canes Dance Team will host a Cane Camper Clinic 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 13. The clinic, for students in grades third-eighth, will take place at the high school north gym, 902 33rd St. Court W., Bradenton. The cost to attend is $45. At the dance teams spring show Saturday, May 18, clinic participants will perform a routine. For more information about the clinic, call Mary Galati at 941-920-2433.Art league honors St. Stephens students Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, will host an exhibit featuring the work of students at Saint Stephens Episcopal School in Bradenton. The exhibit will run through May 8 and will open A news release said the featured students complete coursework in their senior year and earn a Visual Arts Conservatory Distinction at graduation. They are featured in the Alexi Tucker Memorial Art Show, have a special show at AMIAL and are awarded a pin for the graduation ceremonies. This year the students who will graduate with this distinction this year are Talia Barker, Laura Culp, Amanda Everhardus, Melissa Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Christina Jones, Sarah Orlando and Ally Thomas. For more information, contact AMIAL at 941-7782099 or go online to www.islandartleague.org. Monday, April 15 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks or Super Round Lunch: Chicken Nuggets and Roll or Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Mixed Fruit Cocktail, Tomato Soup, Baked Fries, Assorted Fresh Fruit Tuesday, April 16 Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara or Burrito with Strawberry Cup, Mini Romaine Salad, Mixed Veggie Blend, Assorted Fresh Fruit Wednesday, April 17 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty and Toast or Proballs Lunch: Meat Sauce or Chicken Tenders, Seasoned Pasta, Applesauce, Green Beans, Fresh Veggie Dipper, Assorted Fresh Fruit Thursday, April 18 Breakfast: Chicken Patty Biscuit or Ultimate Breakfast Round Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun or Tangerine Chicken and Confetti Rice, Fresh Fruit Cup, Baked Beans, Veggie Blend, Assorted Fresh Fruit and Birthday Ice Cream Friday, April 19 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes or Super Round Lunch: Pizza Choice or Quesadilla, Sliced Peaches, Corn, Sweet Potato Fries, Assorted Fresh Fruit Milk and juice are served with every meal. Daily offerings include: Skim, 1% and Skim Chocolate Milk, 100% Juice; : 2 Choices of Fresh Fruit; 3 Choices of Cereal; and additional items (2 per day): Yogurt, Plain or Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, AME calendar April 15, two weeks of FCAT testing starts. coastal cleanup on campus. zation board meeting, conference room. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 25, third-grade trip to South Florida Museum. 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, PTO community dinner in AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The Looking forwardJack Whiteside IV visits with Anna Maria Elementary School principal Dave Marshall and registrar Amy Slicker while enrolling in kindergarten with help from his parents, Jack Whiteside III and wife Jordan of Anna Maria. Young Jack-Jack as pre-K at the School for Constructive Play on Pine Avenue. Jack III and his parents have a long history both on the island and in Tampa, where they own and operate the Colonnade Restaurant, a muchloved institution on Bayshore Boulevard. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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22 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico with inside or terrace seating Fresh seafood and steaksBest on Island S.S. UK Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties Island real estate salesLongboat Key plans luncheon, after-hours events The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, which includes Lido Key and St. Armands Circle, will hold its 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 encouraged to bring a guest. The LBK chamber also will hold its April networkthe ChartHouse restaurant, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Cost of the event is $20 for member and $25 for guests. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 941-383-2466.Galati has free boat show tickets Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, is offering free tickets to the Sarasota Suncoast Boat Show April 19-21 at Marina Jacks, No. 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota. To obtain tickets, go online to galatiyachts.com and press the free tickets icon, a Galati press release said. For more information, call 941-778-0755.Sunbow condos improves landscaping with grant The Sunbow Bay Condominium Association, 3805 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, recently completed a landscaping project with support from a Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Partners grant. The project allowed the association to replace about 2,500 square feet of old turf with Florida-friendly garden turf. The new ground cover does not need fertilizers or chemicals to maintain its growth and appearance, a SBEP press release said. Project leader Denise Elliott and husband Dan Elliott were aided in the project by condo board members Lynn Erickson, Dan Gonzalez and about 25 resident volunteers. For more information, call SBEP at 941-955-8085.Island chamber to host sunrise breakfast The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will day, April 10, at the Feast Restaurant in the Island Shopping Center, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. Members are encouraged to bring guests to the breakfast. For more information or reservations, call 941-7781541. Got business news from Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key, Cortez, Palma Sola or west Bradenton? How about new owners, a new business or an award? Call The Islander at 941-778-7978 or email news@islander.org. By Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sfur 3bed/2 bath Gulffront home built n 1992 on a 100x135 lot was sold 03/22/13, Marshall to Ktrade LLC for $1,900,000; list $1,995,000. 2600 Gulf Drive N., Unit 45, Anna Maria Island Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1984 was sold 03/20/13, Klaus to Toton for $745,000. sfur 3bed/3bath/1car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 80x120 lot was sold 03/21/13, Shannon to Kelly for $535,000; list $549,000. 304 57th St., Unit A, Holmes Beach Corrected, duplex built in 1968 on a 45x112 lot was sold 03/20/13, Etchison to Dugan for $232,000; list $245,900. 104 Fourth St S., Bradenton Beach, a 958 sfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1940 on a 73x94 lot was sold 03/19/13, Onewest Bank to Anami LLC for $230,000. 6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 67, Shell Point, Holmes built in 1973 was sold 03/20/13, Kye to Franklin Flotilla LLC for $220,000; list $249,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. $2 $2

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24 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Prices sta rt at just $15/ho ur pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Ca pta in Don Meilne rHave fun c rs! Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O Kathleen DSailing Catamaran 941-870-4349 kathleend.net LETS GO SAILING! Departing from Holmes Beach & Bradenton Sunset Sail, Dolphin Watch, Egmont Key Excursion Gift Certicates sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE 26 GOLF LINKS A CHALLENGING COURSE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon April 10 1:02 1.6 12:13 2.2 6:02 0.7 7:08 -0.1 New April 11 1:43 1.5 12:35 2.3 6:23 0.8 7:44 -0.2 April 12 2:23 1.4 1:00 2.4 6:45 0.9 8:21 -0.2 April 13 3:05 1.4 1:28 2.4 7:07 1.0 9:02 -0.2 April 14 3:53 1.3 2:02 2.3 7:31 1.0 9:48 -0.1 April 15 4:53 1.2 2:40 2.3 7:58 1.1 10:41 0.0 April 16 6:16 1.2 3:26 2.1 8:32 1.1 11:41 0.0 April 17 4:24p 2.0 Spring sports gear up, champions namedBy Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter T he A nna M aria I sland C ommunity C enter last week announced spring sports offerings for both young athletes and adults. T he youth basketball league for players ages 5-17 will get started in midA pril with games played in the gym Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and some games will be played Saturday after noons. The center also is offering a youth baseball season for players ages 5-11, also started in midA pril. T heres still time to register for both sports if players act quickly. T he adults will have three coed sports from which to choose. The center will host a coed basketball league on T uesday nights, kickball on Wednesdays and soccer on Thursday evenings. T he center is always looking for coaches, captains and sponsors for its teams and programs. For more information, contact T roy Shonk at 941778-1908, ext. 9205, or email troy@myamicc.co m. Westbay condo owners hit the links Westbay Point and Moorings and neighboring Shell Point residents held their annual golf scramble and banquet at Key Royale Club April 3. T he team of Bob M c G lynn, Beth Lindeman and Bob the event. Second place went to the team of Vicki Ander son, Helen P ollock, Jack Smulowitz and Lance Lindeman with a score of 1-over-par 33. M c G lynn powered the longest drive among the men, while Beth Lindeman captured the womens longest drive of the day. Smulowitz and M ary Lous D reier won the closest-to-the-pin contests. Horseshoe news M arvin G amgemi and N orm Langland were the only team to earn a 3-0 pool play record and were outright champs in the A pril 6 horseshoe action at the A nna M aria City Hall horseshoe pits. T he A pril 3 games had three teams advance to the knockout round. Norm Good and John Johnson drew the Wright defeated D ave Lansaw and T om Skoloda 21-16. I t Good and Johnson by a 21-1 score with Wright throwing two six packs in the victory round. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the A nna M aria C ity Hall pits. Warmups begin There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Key Royale golf news I t was another busy week of golf for Key R oyale C lub members, punctuated by Sue Christenson defeating Jean Holmes 1-0 in the womens handicap championship on M arch 24. T he mens senior handicap championship will be decided next week, so stay tuned. The KRC men played an 18-hole, best-ball-of-four some match A pril 3. T he team of D ick E ichorn, P ete Weir and Bob Landgren combined on a 17-under-par 47 to earn a one-shot victory over two teams. T he team of A l Kaiser, Jim Helgeson and Bill Gallagher matched the 16-underpar 48 carded by D on La T orre, D anny Hayes and D ennis The KRC women played a nine-hole, individualon the second and sixth holes to torch the course with an 8-under-par 24 to grab the top spot in Flight A by six The winning women celebrate with trophies won during the annual Jimmie McSwain season-ending tennis tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Courtesy Dolce Little Sue Christenson is the Key Royale Clubs womens handicap champion, defeating Jean Holmes 1-0 in the Bob McGlynn, Beth Lindeman and Bob OBrien pose for a photo after winning the Westbay Point and Moor ings annual golf scramble at the Key Royale Club. Islander Photo: Courtesy Beth Lindeman

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26 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/V ACA TION RENT ALS Charming cottage in Cortez Village, 1/1 w/1 car garage. $199,000. mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Featured Home Understanding Professional Dedicated Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTORLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, FLIP-PAGE E-EDITION, F ACEBOOK & TWITTER! WE HAVE IT ALL. 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE!Newly constructed 4 BR,4 BA pool $1,999,000 Call the Neelys. 941.809.5565 941.807.6220 cellwithmelandbarb.com cellwithmelandbarb.com 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599Priced $100,000 below appraisal 4BR/4BA Beach Front Home Reduced to $1,695,000 Skipper & Associates Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes BeachCell: 941-780-8000visit: www.IslandAnnaMaria.comScan this QR code on your smartphone to view all current AMI MLS listings. ANNA MARIA Longboat Key Specialist The male winners of the annual Jimmie McSwain tennis tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community Center celebrate with their trophies. Islander Photo: Courtesy Andy Little in a tie for second place. Judy A ndersons 1-under 31 was good for third place. place in Flight B. One shot back in a tie for second place were P enny Williams and Beth Lindeman, while P am A lvord, Liz Lang, Sue Little and M eredith Slavin tied for third place at 3-under 29. place in F light C by one shot over Sue Wheeler and Barb Lindewall, who tied for second with matching even-par 32s. M atching 6-under par 26s by E rma M c M ullen and Marcia OBrien produced a tie for the top spot in Flight D N ell Bergstrom carded a 3-under-par 29 to take second place, while Sally Keyes was alone in third with even-par 32. T rish Kruger, Lynn Dailey and Bergstrom each had chipins on the day, while Joy Kaiser, Helen Pollack and Marcia OBrien all recorded birdies on their rounds. The game of the day was two best balls of the group with Jean Holmes, Judy Crowe and Margrit Layh combining on a net 77. The men played two nine-hole matches April 1. The morning round saw a best-ball-of-foursome match won by the team of John Sagert, Vince Fanton, Bill Shuman and D ennis Schavey with a 10-under-par 22. T hree shots back in second place was the team of Vince Mercadante, Ed Havlik, Earl Huntzinger and Larry Fowler. Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modiplace at plus 5. D ahls point total helped his team of G regg Shorten, T im Shorten and Larry Solberg to the team title with a plus-7 score. The men closed out March with an 18-hole, individplace with a 6-under-par 58. Vince Mercadante, Larry F owler and R on P ritchard tied for second at 4-under-par 60. RIGHT: Helen Wahl of Holmes Beach shows off her trophy for acing the 16th hole at the Manatee County Golf Course using a 4-hybrid. Wahl said she was just ing the shot were Peggy Grossweller, Ruth Gulden and June Heckard. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 27 SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE WINDOWS: ALUMINUM SASH, nearly new. Four 37 x 36 inch, seven 49.5 x 36 inches, $100, wood coffee table, $90. 941-778-3920. BOOTS: LADIES SIZE 8.5, tan, never worn, $12. 941-932-5595. DINETTE SET: FOUR chrome/cloth chairs, table, $60, peach swivel rocker, $20, Garth Brooks CD set, $50. 941-795-7598. REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER, BLACK, 24x24 inches, Westinghouse, paid $90, slightly used, great condition, $25. Call 941-685-0797. PACK AND ROLL folding utility cart, 48-pocket tool liner, $10, ice tea pot, electric, $5. 941-7611415. TV: 24-INCH Magnavox, $25. Works great. Call 941-737-9173. TRAMPOLINE: 15-FOOT, $30, pallets, $1 each, 35 total, white canopy, eight legs, 10.8x20x6.8 inch, $30. 941-779-9781. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak ofce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FOR SALE: Antique wood ofce chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-3629821. (limited time offer) GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donations accepted on Wednesdays only, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Spring Festival! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Music, artists, wine tasting, food, free parking/admission. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. GARAGE SALE: Saturday, April 13. Books, tools, art supplies, two 5,000-watt generators. 708-710 Rose St., Anna Maria. LOST & FOUND LOST: WOMANS 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. FOUND: NECKLACE, 67th Street, Holmes Beach. Call to identify, 941-730-7674. FOUND: TWO WALLETS, Two Scoops area, Anna Maria. 920-915-4961. FOUND RING: MARCH 30 at the county beach. To claim: Holmes Beach Police Department, 941708-5800, ext. 240. LOST CAT: MALE, white, beige, some striping. Declawed. Reward! 700 block of Jacaranda, Anna Maria. Ted, 941-704-4853. PETS 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. The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 506 67th StreetSituated on the Grand Canal, room for a pool, AMP service installed with 5br/3.5ba. BRING AN OFFER! $749,000 5311 Sunrise LaneNew construction! One-of-a-kind 4br/3.5 ba home with dock, lift and pool. Custom $2,199,000 REDUCED 50K NEW LISTING 110 10th Street SBayfront double lot with dock and loads of opportunity! $990,000 NEW LISTING789 North Shore DriveDirect Gulf front, completely remodeled. $1,899,000 SALE PENDING Purchase vacant co-op lot for $50,000 and receive a $25,000 cash rebate. Call for details! An Adult ResidentOwned Waterfront Community RV Lots and Home Sites Available ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/ TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The Islander. MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boaters. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repair able shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can read the paper front to back, place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org.

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28 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t ANSWERS TO APRIL 10 PUZZLE W aly Pr ecision P ainting Interior Pr e W www .W SERVICES Continued ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-5456688. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-565-3935. CLEANING RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-7564570. NURSING HOME NOT an option? Preserve your independence and enjoy your retirement at home with respect and con dentiality. Housekeeping, transportation, companionship. Basic nursing. References available. Lexi Keller, 941524-9900. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can x it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-7991169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. 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. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. FISHING FOR a good deal? Always look in The Islander, 941-778-7978. LANDSCAPING Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria Place your classified ad online at www.islander.org news to news@islander.org. Dont miss the fun. PETS Continued WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. AMI PONTOON BOAT rental: See: boat orida. weebly.com or call 941-518-3868. BOAT SLIP TO rent. Up to 28 feet. Anna Maria. 941-794-8877. FOR SALE: BOAT club membership, $2,500. Call 231-420-0413. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED SERVICE INDUSTRY-based administrative person needed for busy vacation rental company. Motivated self-starter, organized and computer literate is a must. Maintenance and technical-base experience preferred. 941-7799740. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. NICOLE AND HALLIES babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certi ed, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-3707981. AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Evenings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certi ed, currently 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 of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE 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. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Available At... AMI stickers and T-Shirts Tye Dye! and White

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 29 Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES A V AILABLE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG LAWN & GARDEN Continued STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-7484711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941447-6747. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, of ce. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, berglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507. Airport Transportation941-779-0043 HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-2048822. CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free estimates and plans. New houses, porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices. Call 941795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. 1BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo, heated pool, shing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month, $1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002. CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch, near boat ramp, many other area amenities, cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638. 3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, MayJune. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net. BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-7784731. 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. OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 500 sf. next to Joses Real Cuban Food, 8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call 1-800-952-1206. ON-ISLAND SELF storage: Climate-controlled and non-climate units available starting at $65/ month. Call Anna Maria Storage at 941-7790820. 2209 GULF DRIVE, Bradenton Beach. 1BR/1BA, $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. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA groundoor condo, $1,100/month. Sato Real Estate Inc. Email: rentals@satorealestate.com or 941-778-7200. FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything else in The Islander, 941-778-7978. SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet Ellie Mae is a senior hound mix. She is delightful, quiet, very well-behaved and loves affection. Ellie Mae is working on regaining her daily exercise a walk or two. She is spayed and up to date on shots. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-8966701, or stop by The Islander for more information about Ellie Mae and other adoptable pets.

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30 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach BIMINI BAY GEM home. $1,100,000. Call Jeff CANALFRONT W/POOL RARE DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT SUMMER SANDS SHORE ACRES GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, RENTALS Continued ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex, storage with washer and dryer hookups, covered parking. $950/month. 2415 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach. See Burton. 941-567-0868. ROOM TO RENT: North end Anna Maria. Private entrance, full bath, large deck. 941-794-8877. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, of ce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101. PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. Check out our online vacation rental catalog on Anna Maria Island and at Herons Watch, Bradenton. www.Florida-Dreams.com We speak English, German, French and Hungarian INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach. 2/1 one side, 1/1 on the other. Short walk to beach. $350,000. O UTSTA N DI N G K EY R OYALE 5,000 SF 4BR home with 3 full baths and 2 half-baths, two fireplaces, elevator, heated pool, dock and loads of privacy. Truly a gorgeous home! $1,100,000. 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 SHELL POIN T BEAUTY Beautifully maintained 2BR/2BA upper unit in quiet complex. Steps to great views of Watkins Bayou on shared grounds. Steps to pool. New A C/appliances. Carport, storage, beautiful grounds. $249,900. ANNA MARIA B EACH FRON T Spectacular Gulf views from this Mediterranean-style 3BR/2.5BA home in the city of Anna Maria. High ceilings, tile oors, large master suite and spacious sun deck. 3,600 sqft. $2,450,000. ANNA MARIA BEACHF RON T Ground-level 2BR/2BA home located directly on the beach at the north end. Detached garage. Tons of potential. $1,695,000. B AY F RON T COTTAGE 3BR/2BA with renovated kitchen and baths. Charming ground-level home on a large corner lot with mature trees. Only three blocks to the beach. $875,000. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool, tennis, covered parking, bay access, water views, elevator, future bookings, and new A/C and new roof are just some of the features of this condo. Just bring your ipops and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755. Starting in the high $100s. From Manatee Ave W., turn south on 67th St REAL ESTATE Continued PARADISE: 2BR/2BA IN 55-plus community, turnkey, Ellenton. Rent space includes 20-plus amenities. Pet friendly, ve heated pools, marina. Two miles to I-75, 15 miles to Gulf! $23,500. Bob, 941-721-4890. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 31 Come see us on Historic Bridge Street for all your Real Estate and Vacation Needs. PERICO BAY CLUB TOWNHOUSE2Mstr Sts, Loft, Water View Furnished Lynn Zemmer $229,900 941-730-1294 ON THE BAY !Lg 2Bdr/2Bth,Dock/Boat Lift Opn Floor Plan, Pool Gorgeous Views! $724,900 Lynn 941-730-1294 Edgewatervacationhomes.com | www.solterreproperties.com | Edgewaterrealestateami.comWEST BRADENTON DECORA TOR PERFECT!3/3 Split w/Vaul Ceilings-Gorgeous Pool Just waiting for YOU! Lynn, 941-730-1294 Completely Remodeled!! 3/2 Home Like Brand New! Wont Last Long! $1550/mo We Have MANY Seasonal & Vacation Rentals and Great Rates! Stop by TODAY or give us a call to reserve your favorite spot for 2014! 941-778-8104 104 Bridge St., Bradenton BeachHOLMES BEACH LG CORNER LOT DUPLEX2Bd/2Bth & 2Bd/1Bth, New AC, Windows Close to Beach $589,000 730-1294 PERICO I SLAND G EM 2Bdr/2Bth Water View, Clubhouse, Fitness Close to Robinson Pres $199,900 941-778-8104BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME, 150 FT TO BEACH GORGEOUS MASTER SUITE!! CONSTRUCTED 20124BR/4BA FEA TURED V ACA TION RENT AL ANNUAL RENT AL Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 28

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32 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER TRadewinds Beach Resort Tortuga Beach Resort1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217David Teitelbaum 941-812-4226 Liz Codola 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 342161325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 Cozy 540 s/f, one-bedroom, one bathroom cottages and Luxurious 1,400 s/f, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments are available & produce generous income above all operating costs. Outstanding capital growth is extremely possible from these pre-boom level prices.ese tropically furnished, spacious apartments are the best on Anna Maria Island with all the amenities of a luxury resort hotel. Both resorts are professionally managed and are expertly maintained by their condominium associations. e average occupancy & average rate statistics show both resorts out-per forming the market by a wide margin. Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092www.tropicisleinn.com1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 342171-877-867-8842www.tortugainn.com 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124www.seasideresort.com 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716www.tradewinds-resort.comMaking Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at a local restaurant, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a courtesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again and again. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go. ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com Bistro Bouillabaisse, Famous Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Prosciutto-Wrapped Chillean Sea Bass with Saffron Beurre Blanc



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Bradenton Beach pier reconstruction due this summer. Page 2 Winter-spring tourist season winding down. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 BB holds hearing on cell tower ordinance. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters Page 6 FISH elects new board members. Page 8 Dune to be built across from BB City Hall. Page 9 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-11 Ongoing activities, save the dates. Page 12 BB explores options for beachfront park. Page 14 The island police blotter. Page 18 The menu, the calendar, the announcements. Page 21 Business happenings. AsTheWorld Terns have heart. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Ongoing activities, Island happenings Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-EdPages 22-23 1st shorebird nest. Page 13 The Keyes key to island life. Page 23 Fishing game is on. Page 25 VOLUME 21, NO. 23 APRIL 10, 2013 FREE Streetlife PLEASE SEE RESTAURANT, PAGE 3 Bradenton Beach to close doors on pier restaurant Rotten Ralphs Restaurant on the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier will close its doors before the end of the month after defaulting on $50,000 in back rent to the city. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Rotten Ralphs Restaurant on the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier will close its doors by the end of the month, following a vote by the city commission April 4 to send a notice of default to the business for $50,000 in back rent. The debt came in front of the commission March 21 after auditors reviewing city revenues recommended the matter immediately be addressed. Concessionaire Dave Russell said his dock adjacent to the pier shut down. Tropical Storm Debby didnt help matters when the pier was closed for about a month after sustaining damage from loose boats. Russell offered commissioners his restaurant equipment in exchange to satisfy the debt, but there were liens on the equipment. The city gave Russell until the April 4 meeting to satisfy those liens, but made no guarantees they would accept the offer. One of the stipulations provided in the extension was to pay the past due rent. Russell went before the commissioners to the city once again to take the equipment. I appreciate you giving me a couple of weeks to clear those issues up, said Russell. I would like to move forward with the plan regarding the equipment with the stipulation that we maintain it and can purchase it back. the restaurant to remain open. He said it wasnt a matter of not being able to afford the rent. I wasnt in a situation where we couldnt afford it, I just couldnt pay the entire amount, he said. We got in trouble in July after Debby closed has hurt us tremendously. Thats where I got into this situation. Russell said the citys policy against accepting partial payments prevented him from making regular monthly payments once he fell behind. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said it wouldnt be a good business decision to take the equipment in trade for the $50,000. Vosburgh said there is no guarantee a new restaurant would want to use the old equipment should the city take possession and the restaurant still fail. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said Russell did everything the commission asked of him. That should count for something, said Gatehouse. City attorney Ricinda Perry pointed out the lease agreement calls for the commission to grant a reduced fee under the circumstances of an act of God, such as a storm. However, Perry said, the responsibility was Russells to come forward when it occurred. Time and date must be documented and this was not done, said Perry. Nothing was submitted, so that should not render into your decision. I empathize with people who struggled through those conditions, but the commission HB to reconsider Mainsail planBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Regardless of all the recent cooperation, here we are, wrote Mainsail Lodging and Development president Joe Collier March 28 to Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff. The city commission had voted 3-2 at its March 26 meeting to revoke the Tidemark Lodging-Mainsail site plan obtained with the purchase of the vacant Tidemark property about three years ago. The develformer site of Pete Reynards Yacht Club restaurant in downtown Holmes Beach. Collier asked the commission to consider rescinding its vote and come back to PLEASE SEE MAINSAIL PAGE 35th Street South to 78th Street North renourishment possible this summerBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Nourishment of Anna Maria Island beaches with sand from 78th Street in Holmes Beach to Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach could begin this summer if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters approves a recommendation from its JacksonThe project was originally slated to begin in 2014-15. Nourishment of Coquina Beach already has been moved forward from a 2014-15 start to 2013. Cortez Beach also will receive sand, as well as rebuilt groins. By renourishing the beaches now rather than in two years, the state, county and corps could save a considerable amount in setup costs, Manatee County natural resources director Charlie Hunsicker said. The Army Corps Jacksonville district this summer at the same time Coquina Beach is renourished. At an April 15 work session, county commissioners will consider approval for the full beach renourishment project this summer. If renourishment proceeds, Hunsicker said he will meet with each city in a public meeting to discuss the project. A beach renourishment project beginning in Holmes Beach would end at Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach, where three erosioncontrol groins will be rebuilt. Beach renourishment from this area where a family digs in the sand at 78th Street North in Holmes Beach to Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach could begin this summer. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin

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APRIL SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY RESTAURANT WATERFRONT T H E Northern tip of Anna Maria Island across from the City Pier Overlooking Beautiful Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico TheWaterfrontRestaurant.net Bradenton Beach pier reconstruction to begin this summerBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A thing that blocks ones way or prevents or hinders progress. Its safe to say the city of Bradenton Beach has seen its fair share of obstacles when it comes to the Historic Bridge Street Pier reconstruction project. The project will consist of replacing 151 pilings and the wooden deck. The primary obstacle that hindered the progress was failed negotiations with the citys original engineer of record, Sago and Sago Engineering. Commissioners authorized a request for proposal to hire a new engineer and accepted the bid offered by ZNS Engineering. Commissioners launched the process in late 2012 in hopes to have the pier completed before the 2013 tourist season. The delay in having to pursue a new engineer pushed the projects hopeful start date to this month, but discussions on whether to proceed during tourist season led commissioners to wait. At an April 4 city pier meeting, it was announced that the process has renewed and a preliminary construction timetable set construction in late May, ending in early August. According to a ZNS Engineering timetable, the design phase is under way and the state permitting process is set to begin. The permit process is expected to take the project through mid-May, at which time a scope of work will be ready to be put out for bid. have the preliminary design drawings by the middle of this month. Floating dock repairs to begin April 15 Public works director Tom Woodard said repairs to to begin April 15. We met with Duncan Seawall on April 3 to go thing looks good, said Woodard. Everything was as we thought it was. It may start sooner, but right now its still scheduled for April 15. hinges that connect the sections. The city discovered the dock was designed for a lake, not for the choppy waters of Sarasota Bay. In late June, Tropical Storm Debby ensured the docks long-term closure. The Federal Emergency Management Agency designated the damage to be storm related, which opened the door to federal funding. It also meant the long process of navigating governmental red tape, but FEMA ultimately allocated funds for the repairs. The city modified the dock by reducing its size. It was known early on that some of the sections were beyond repair, but the city was not fully prepared to say how many sections would be eliminated until they were lifted from the water for a full inspection. The initial estimation was that about four sections would be removed, but Gilbert said Duncan has inspected the dock and said three sections will be removed or 120 linear feet. Four sections will remain. In the citys FEMA-approved plans, the city will be recycling three sections. Sailing Squadron expressed interest in the broken sections and volunteered to have staff on hand to take the sections from the city for free. We discussed it and thought it was a good idea because of the enormous task of disposing it, said Woodard. We would have to pull them out, break out the concrete, rent a trailer and a semi to haul the trailer to move them. savings if the sailing organization were to take the sections. The hiccup is when Lt. Cosby presented the paperwork to FEMA, us disposing of the sections is the plan, he said. Woodard said the city is working with FEMA to see if it can take that route. Cosby said after the meeting that it would be an uphill climb to alter anything in the plan already approved by FEMA, but he thought it was worth a try. In the meantime, Cosby said repairs will move forward as scheduled. Everything that needs to be ordered has been ordered, he said, noting the only thing that will delay the project at this point would be weather-related issues. Duncan will use a barge to conduct the repairs. Pier and restaurant operations are not expected to be impacted and the project is expected to be completed within six weeks. Visitors to the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier enjoy the day. The pier is scheduled for a reconstruction project this summer that should conclude by August. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 3 MAINSAIL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 11:30-9 941.778.5092 ENJOY The Feast Restaurant FEAST ON THIS....ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SHRIMP $21 LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHSGot Buttah? LOBSTAHS CHECK OUT OUR NEW! PRIME RIB SPECIAL! HAPPY HOUR FOOD & COCKTAILS 3-65337Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island 941.779.1000 LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS 2 GREAT RESTAURANTS AT 1 LOCATION LOBSTAHS Fine Island Dining Tiki Hut Casual Lunch & Dinner LIVE MUSiIC9-1 FRI & SSAT NIGHTSS April 12 Deja V April 13 CChameleoncould have addressed that issue at that time. the concessionaire. IIf the commission wishes to take ownership of the the agreement prohibits that, she said. P P erry said the commission would either need to amend the agreement and have the equipment appraised, or provide notice of default for nonpayment and terminate the lease. C Commissioner G Gay Breuler moved to terminate the lease, which was seconded by Vosburgh. M Mayor John Shaughnessy said the city cannot act as a bank. We can get into a lot of trouble with the auditors if duty is to the city and I I cant put the city and its resources through this. Shaughnessy sided with the motion to terminate, as did Vice M Mayor E E d Straight. G Gatehouse was the lone dissenter as the motion to terminate the lease passed 4-1. P P erry said after the meeting that the notice to default would be served within a week and that termination would take effect within 10 days after the notice. She said the restaurant would likely be vacated by the end of the month. the table. C Commission C Chair Jean P Peelen scheduled the M Mainsail matter for the A A pril 9 meeting, although there was little time for public notice. C C ollier said he was blindsided by the day prior to the hearing, but the city did not introduce the letter at the M M arch 28 meeting. I I nstead, the mayor said it part of the discussion. C C ity planner Bill Brisson, who also made recommendations regarding the revised M M ainsail Brisson highlighted concerns with building setbacks, particularly building B. He noted the project has increased intensity based on about 4,000 added square feet of air conditioned space. Brisson notes the site plan meets the provision for parking spaces on site, but also notes some spacing and circulation problems. Building code administrator T T om O O Briens letter, dated M March 25 and preceding the meeting, outlines the background meeting M M arch 8 between the city and the developer. O O Briens comments on setbacks state provide the setbacks are substantially the same as the original plan, but also says there is concern that (setbacks) were not correctly applied at the time of the original approval. He further notes the minimum setbacks decrease the area for landscaping between the seawalls and the buildings. O O Brien recommends a comprehensive review of the appropriate setbacks. He notes the M Mainsail proposal increases the intensity the living area of the project. to reduce the footprint and provide better onsite circulation and parking. O O Brien notes the arrangement of buildings and/or reductions could better accommodate on-site parking. cantly compromised by the main lodge building. He also recommends vacating the right of way on the southern boundary of the project where it connects to the public right of way to M Marina D Drive to ease the projects onsite circulation. O OBrien goes on to note the building masses of buildings A A and B on the peninsula provides minimal landin the setback of building A A. He notes considerable concern of Sunrise Lane property owners regarding the facade on the eastern boundary of the project and increased setbacks for building DD. O O Brien says the project lacks an access easement to be more fully addressed. He concludes that a major revision of the original site plan and that proposed by M M ainsail are required to address the issues. C Collier asks in his MMarch 28 letter that the commission consider rescinding its vote and come back to the table with us. He offers to improve the plan where we are able and listen to ideas within reason. C Collier says he hopes the city will give reconsideration and go for a positive outcome and show everyone in the community that we dont have to go to the mat. readings for the ordinance to end the moratorium and require duplex party walls, discussion on extending O O Briens contract, bike paths and the countys proposed half-cent sales tax. RESTAURANT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Listening meeting canceled Staff for U U.S. R Rep. Vern Buchanan, R R-Longboat Key, canceled a meeting scheduled as a listening session for Saturday, A A pril 13, at Holmes Beach C C ity Hall, 5801 MMarina DDrive. Buchanans district incorporates M M anatee and Sarasota counties, including A Anna M Maria I Island and Longboat Key. T T atum T T homas of Buchanans office said the meeting was tentative on the representatives calensaid a plan to reschedule the meeting was not yet CollierClick! T T he I I slander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@ islander.org or 5404 M M arina D D rive, Holmes Beach F FL 34217.

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4 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire RRescue 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of IInterest   session, Holmes Beach CCity Hall. CANCECANCELEDED ment CCouncil, Holmes Beach CCity Hall.   O Organization, Bradenton Beach CCity Hall. Bradenton Beach CCity Hall. P P lanning O O rganization board, U U niversity of South F F lorida Sarasota-MManatee, Selby A Auditorium, 8350 N N. T T amiami T T rail, Sarasota. ernments, Bradenton A Area C Convention C Center, 1 Haben Blvd., PPalmetto. Send notices to news@islander.org.Busiest ever island tourist season winds downBy RRick CCatlinI Islander RReporter T The past three months have been the busiest tourist season theyve ever seen say a number of island business people. T T he numbers of visitors and accommodation industry say. T T he visitors and seasonal residents are gradually leaving as A April 15 approaches, said Zita Kollar of G GulfBay RRealty. She said her vacation rentals were booked solid through A April 7, but then occupancy begins to open up. By the end of the month, shell have vacancies for anyone arriving in late A April or early MMay. But it was a very busy season, she said. Jesse Brisson, also of G G ulf-Bay R R ealty, said this was the busiest season hes had since hes been in the vacation rental business. R Rentals managed by the company were booked solid from FFeb. 1 through A April 1. AA great season for the industry, he said. TThe best I Ive seen in the past 12 years. ton Beach, said his properties have been full since the beginning of F February, and a few vacancies only started appearing on his books around A April 8. ever seen on the island, he said. T T eitelbaum said its been quite a ride the past three months. A As a board member of the M Manatee C County T T ourist D Development C Council and the A Anna M Maria I Island C Chamures for the season will be presented at the 9 a.m. A April 15 TDC TDC meeting at Holmes Beach CCity Hall. With tourism already up 9.5 percent from the previous year, according to a report presented to the TDC TDC in January from R R esearch D D ata Services I I nc., T T eitelbaum said he expects even greater growth when F February and M March are added to the data. RD RDS is retained by the Bradenton A Area C Conven tion and Visitors Bureau to compile statistics on tourism arrivals, expenditures and attractions visitors enjoy. RD RD S typically delivered to the BACACVB about six weeks after the end of the month. D Deb M Meihls of the BACACVB said she was not sur prised that many visitors remained on the island after E Easter and spring break. With A Anna M Maria I Island ranked N No. 4 in a T T ripAAdvisors.com T T ravelers C Choice survey of U U.S. island destinations and with cold winter still up north, I I would say this AAnd we now have a curiosity factor from T T ripAAdvisor for those who have not been here before, she added. M M eihls also was pleased that the spring break crowds appeared well-behaved and suitable to the overall ambiance of the island. A Anna M Maria I Island C Chamber of C Commerce vice president D D eb Wing said F F e bruary and M M arch were very busy at the chamber with visitors seeking lodging at the But the number of walk-ins and phone calls for accommodations dwindled a bit the past week, she said. Wing said she wouldnt be surprised to see tourism at an all-time high for the 2013 winter season. and restaurants. Linda Bouziane of M M ister R R oberts R R esort Wear in Holmes Beach said the store was full nearly every day. We had a great season. Were all very happy. I I t was one of the best-ever seasons and I I wish it would continue. E E d C C hiles, owner of the Sandbar R R estaurant in A A nna M M aria, the BeachHouse in Bradenton Beach, and M M ar Vista on Longboat Key, said business was up at all three restaurants, even when the weather wasnt so great. IIt was warm enough most days this season and getting the (remodeled) Sandbar open in time for the season was a big help. We had very strong numbers at all three restaurants. I Im pleased, even though some days were a bit cool. E E veryone does better when the weather is great, he said. Bradenton Beach P P olice C C hief Sam Speciale offered his perspective on the season, saying it was certainly one of the busiest, if not the busiest, hes seen in his two decades on the island. a winter season, but not this year. T T his year, I I m saying its been one of the busiest T T here were so many backups, some going as far back as from C C ortez R R oad to the Longboat P P ass Bridge, Speciale said. used traffic control procedures, but when the C C ortez Bridge was raised this season, there wasnt much anyone could do to get motorists moving, the chief noted. said. Speciale might not have too long to enjoy the break M M eihls said the BAC AC VB is planning a number of events this summer in the county that should draw day visitors to the island. M M eihls said advertising programs also will bring visitors to the area. T T he summer tourist season on the island is just around the corner. Beachgoers in Anna Maria south of the Sandbar Restaurant enjoy the last days of the 2013 winter-spring tourist season. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin With the parking lot at the Manatee Public Beach for beachgoers is found along Manatee Avenue/ State Road 64 leading east from Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 5 Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 1505726. 6/2013 A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time No bid for BB consultant on telecommunications Bradenton Beach commissioners had one of their shortest meetings on record A April 1, according to MMayor John Shaughnessy. T T he meeting was to open the proposals for an independent contractor for telecommunications consultant services for the city. However, the mayor said no proposals were submitted. T T he bid envelope for submissions was empty, he and commissioners observed. C C ommissioners agreed unanimously to further discuss the issue of seeking proposals at their A A pril 18 meeting. T The meeting adjourned after about 2 minutes. Shaughnessy said it was probably the shortest meeting hes ever attended.BB holds rst hearing on amended cell tower ordinanceManatee County Commissioner John Chappie, city commissioners and Keep Manatee Beautiful executive director Ingrid McClellan are joined by Anna Maria Island Privateer Barry Grooms following the commissions approval of the Oct. 30-Nov. 2 Sandblast America and Pirate Invasion of Coquina Beach celebration. Islander Photo: Mark Young By MMark YoungI Islander RReporter Bradenton Beach city planner A A lan G G arrett didnt waste any time clarifying the purpose of an A A pril 4 public hearing on the amended cellular communications tower ordinance. G G arrett explained any time a municipality makes changes to its land development code regarding zoned usage, two public hearings are required. Since the amended cell tower ordinance contains changes, G Gar rett said, T T his is not an authority to move forward with anything. I I ts a public hearing to notice proposed changes. G Garrett said no action from the commission was necessary, that they simply had to open the public hearing for comment and then close it. Bradenton Beach resident Jo A A nn M M eilner said she didnt understand the need to change the ordinance and insisted the city has already violated its charter by entering into a land lease agreement at the proposed location with a cell tower company. G G arrett explained some of the primary changes to the ordinance. He said the new ordinance will only allow cell towers on municipal property and that no towers will be allowed in residential zones. T T ower heights were addressed during a previous planning and zoning meeting that will increase height restrictions to 195 feet. T The city has been pursuing a cell tower at its public works property, but some questions arose as to whether the location would meet fall-zone requirements. I I t was previously explained that a fall zone is not considered a tower falling over, rather the space needed for a tower to collapse, which they are designed to do. I I n other matters, M M ayor John Shaughnessy said a stage and soon will be presented for public review. C C ommissioners unanimously approved a special event application for Sandblast A A merica, sponsored as part of the A Anna M Maria I Island P Privateers P Pirate I Invasion of CCoquina Beach beginning OOct. 30. C Commissioners also approved a special event appliR Restaurant, 200 G Gulf D Drive N N., beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at midnight. Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and Commissioner Richard Gatehouse examine an empty bid folder April 1. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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6 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) APRIL 10, 2013 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion YourHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. Address letters by e-mail to news@islander.org or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,200 users. To join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook. We provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander.org.Sandy treachery My Islander comes via snail mail. Its the best day of the week. It seemed more than appropriate the March 20 edition of The Islander arrived on April 1. Happy Fools Day. It seems a rogue sandcastle builder had struck in Holmes Beach. Of all things a sandcastle on the beach. Call out the troops. And it seems the city did just that. One would think a large sandcastle would be less worrisome than some of the holes Ive seen dug much deeper and less noticeable. Was the structure over the height limit? Too close to the mean high water line? Has a reward been set up Is this how most career criminals get their start. David Reid, Hollywood, Calif.Changing times? Boy! have politics changed since I was on the Holmes Beach City Commission. The commission then represented the people and the mayor implemented the commission decisions. The commission did not bow to the emperor, as they are doing with the present administration. Billie P. Martini, former city commissioner, Holmes BeachAnother thank you I would like to thank the Holmes Beach Police Department for its prompt response to my problem. Someone dug an 8-foot deep hole, complete with a moat and walkover bridge on the beach in front of my home. This presented a grave danger to people walking or jogging on the beach. The police responded quickly and then called the beach was back to its pristine state. Thank you all for your very good work. Joann White, Holmes BeachThanks to you On behalf of the congregation of Roser Memorial Community Church, I would like to thank The Islander for all the wonderful coverage of our recent Roser Chapel Centennial Celebration. Articles and pictures on the history of the Roser Chapel, the installation of the new doors, the three performances in our 2013 Concert Series, and the performance of the play Mr. Rosers Dream all built anticipation for our culminating event, the March 10 rededication service of the Roser Chapel. The coverage of that service and the March 17 tree cial those events were in the life of Roser Church. And thank you to Bonner Joy, editor, for the lovely Roses for Roser editorial. For 100 years, Roser has focused on being a community church and we were pleased that with your help we were able to share our celebration with the entire community on Anna Maria Island. Cathy Meehan, Roser Memorial Community Church congregation chair Heartless? For many years weve enjoyed the take-no-prisoners style of restaurant operator Ralph Russell. Every week he advertised free beer tomorrow. He wasnt afraid to confront a disappointed patron. He wore rotten as if a badge. He came from Canada 23 years ago to make his name and his restaurant famous as the patriarch and the brains behind Rotten Ralphs Waterfront Restaurant at Galati Marine in Anna Maria. And he wasnt afraid to leap into action in 2000 while vacationing in Ireland to save a young lad from seat. We honored and applauded his bravery. So it was with great pleasure that we began a series of enterprising ads in The Islander that featured a photo of Ralph in odd situations, juxtaposed on the body of Santa and the Easter Bunny nothing was sacred Ralphs head was either prominent or cleverly hidden in every weekly ad, and they earned an award, too. And so we became endeared to Rotten Ralph, an icon on Anna Maria Island, even though his specialty, Ralph died in 2005, and son Dave and wife Doreen assumed day-to-day operations and they opened at the pier in September that year. This is all just to say, Rotten Ralphs and the thousands of folks who enjoyed his hospitality and the hundreds of young people who were employed and found their feet grounded in hard work and good principals, were woven into the texture of Anna Maria Island. They were institutionalized. against the wall in Bradenton Beach, behind on their rent at the city pier. We have regrets for all the staff, the suppliers and their families who depend day to day on the restaurant, with few prospects for jobs in April and May. tion on the pier April 30 less than a month. Wouldnt the city be better off to renegotiate the lease? To collect rent along with the arrears and allow the restaurant our community neighbors and friends to remain in business? If the city just became aware of the past due rent, have any of the commissioners had a dialogue with the Russells that is deserving of a long-standing good relationship? The city just seems too eager to kick Rotten Ralphs to the curb. Come on, Bradenton Beach, have a heart.

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 7 Headlines from the April 9, 2003, issue of The IslanderTemps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall March 31 55 79 0 April 1 66 78 0 April 2 61 77 0 April 3 61 83 0.01 April 4 65 72 3.10 April 5 67 74 0 April 6 58 77 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 73.224-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. cers arrested six people in the 3000 block of Avenue C in Holmes Beach after executing a search warrant and men and two women, ages 21-55, were arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and illegal possession of a controlled substance. out the windows of 12 vehicles March 31-April 2, the Holmes Beach Police Department reported. Additionally, the report said several businesses on Gulf Drive had windows broken by someone using a BB gun. The HBPD said the acts appeared to be random and no property was reported stolen. erties and retail businesses on Anna Maria Island said the Iraq War caused a downturn in visitors and retail spending, but others said business has been normal for a winter season. Susan Estler of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau said occupancy of rental units was down slightly in March 2003 from March 2002. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org www.islander.org Traveling afarGary and Jeannie Hudkins packed The Islander for their journey to South Africa, where they took a ride on Jumbo, a rescued elephant. Jeannie Hudkins says Jumbo teaches compassion to all and lages. Islander Courtesy Photo Coming, April 25, The Best of the Best celebration Watch your email inbox for our exclusive invitation to the award winners party Only the rst 100 responders will be guaranteed admission. $45 per personHeavy hors doeuvre | Cash Bar Champagne Toast | Jack Elka PhotosRed carpet event, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Key Royale Club 10 years ago

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8 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Vacant seats on FISH board lled with electionBy MMark YoungI Islander RReporter T The F Florida I Institute for Saltwater Heritage is back to its full 15-member board capacity following A A pril 1 elections that saw one long-time member drop out and another voted out at the meeting at F F ishermans Hall, 4515 124th St. W, CCortez. organization tasked with rehabilitating its 95-acre pre serve on the C Cortez coastline, while preserving the rich and historic heritage of one of the nations few active vandalism in the preserve and the resignation of M Manatee C County CClerk of CCircuit CCourt RR.B. CChips Shore. Shore resigned in F February after months of attempting to unify FI FI SH and the F F lorida M M aritime M M useum staff in a partnership for a better working environment. P Progress appeared steady until Shore resigned over a reference from the meeting minutes to a mandatory user fee associated with using museum grounds for the annual C Cortez CCommercial FFishing FFestival. T The minutes referred to the mandatory fee outlined by the F F lorida C C ommunities T T rust grant, which helped purchase the museum grounds as a tax. I I t was a catalyst to what Shore said was continued Shores resignation was just one of many since the 2012 election, while several board members resigned only to rescind their resignations. A Among those board members to initially walk away and return were vice president D Debra I Ibasfalean and secretary Joe Kane. T T reasurer Jane von Hahmann announced she would von Hahmanns intentions was expected by the A A pril 1 election but no announcement was made. T T he board planned to vote on the resignation A April 1. N N o discussion on von Hahmanns intentions took place, nor was there a vote. I Ibasfalean, Kane and former treasurer Karen Bell were up for re-election and, despite several appointments to the board over the course of the past 12 election. O O ne included R Rick Stewarts seat on the board. Stew the many seats vacated by a resignation, but resigned himself A April 1 to take a paid position as the boatworks facility manager, further agreeing to settle an outstanding debt to FIFISH for a sailboat purchase. I I basfalean had not publicly made her intentions to run again clear until the election, while Bell and Kane announced early in the year that they would seek to retain their seats on the board. for three open seats. T T he election amounted to six names on the ballot, three nominees and three sitting board A Approximately 30 FI FISH members attended the election to cast a vote, but the majority of votes were cast via absentee ballot. N N ewcomer M M urphy garnered the most votes with 66 to win a seat. I Ibasfalean retained her seat with 58 votes. O Osgood collected 57 votes, the third most votes to win a Long-time member Bell retained her seat with 34 votes, with the fifth highest number of votes. Kane received the lowest number, which put him off the board. Kane expressed his disappointment after the election, saying the board will not function for the community if members to step up their responsibilities. FIFISH problems are the result of one board member bullying the board, which is demeaning to the president and other board members, said Kane. N N othing gets done because that one person wants to do it all. T T hat is so insulting to all, and until that problem is resolved, nothing will get done. Kane declined to name that board member. He said each board member should be assigned a task and that other board members should stop meddling. Have trust in your board members. years and will take place in M M arch 2014. A A t that time, PlPLEAsSE sSEE FISISH, NEXT PAGEFISH board again divided over rental propertiesBy MMark YoungI Islander RReporter I It was a contentious matter for the F Florida I Institute for Saltwater Heritage board in July 2012 when members learned two FIFISH tenants were months behind on rent. A A vote to have A Allen G Garner and R Rick Viera evicted was halted by members agreeing to work with the two tenants. T T he eventual solution was a forgiveness of a large portion of the back rent debt in exchange for two months of back rent and the transfer of utilities to the tenants names. T T he two men rent small apartments on property owned by FIFISH. 1 and the annual election, FI FI SH members battled once again to evict Viera, this time for insubordination, as Viera works for FIFISH in order to pay his rent. FI FISH president Kim M McVey told the board Viera disobeyed her instructions not to open a FI FISH storage unit until board member Jim Kelly was present. I I n the company of another board member, M M cVey said Viera broke into the building. Board member Karen Bell said the issue was not a big deal, but others disagreed. off the board, secretary Joe Kane moved to evict Viera and to pursue legal assistance in the matter. M M embers R R ick Stewart, Linda M M olto, Kelly T T aylor and P P lum T T aylor sided with Kanes motion, but Jane von Hahmann, Bell, T T urner M M atthews and M M arshall F F isher, who witnessed the incident, voted no. T T he vote ended in a 5-5 tie, effectively killing the motion. NNo further action took place. I In other matters, C Cortez Village Historical Societys M M ary G G reen reminded the board of Bradenton Beachs $8,500 contribution that provided for the move of the M Monroe CCottage from the island city to the preserve. G G reen said she envisions the building becoming a family life center and museum honoring the 66 C C ortez veterans of World War IIII. C C VHS is asking that FI FI SH grant a long-term lease of the three lots for the M Monroe C Cottage. R Research is under way to declare the building a historic structure. Board member T T urner M Matthews, an attorney, vol-

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Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Beach citizens to nullify the citys joint development agreement with ELRA Inc., the BeachHouse Restaurant corporation headed by Ed Chiles, dune construction along Gulf Drive across from city hall will begin this month. Project engineer Lynn Townsend-Burnett announced at an April 4 community redevelopment agency meeting that the dune portion of the joint development agreement would be moving forward with the blessing of ELRA. We are on track to have the permit on or before April 15, said Townsend-Burnett, who noted she expected to have two or three bids in place by Islander press time. At that time, well have an idea of the budget, she said. ELRA is paying the lions share of the project, which includes about 12 parking spaces for the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., across from city hall. It is the proposed parking area that halted the project a year ago when the planning and zoning board recommended the commission reject the agreement. The P&Z denial outlined several violations of the city charter, the comprehensive plan and accompanying land development codes. The city commission, however, voted to enter the agreement anyway, which launched a contentious meeting that pitted the commission against the P&Z. the parking was attached to the project, recommended 4-1 to reject the agreement. Four P&Z members resigned following the contentious May 2012 city meeting, and two of them are coplaintiffs in the ongoing lawsuit. Townsend-Burnett said Chiles has agreed to move forward with the dune portion of the project, even though the parking lot remains in limbo pending the lawsuit outcome. My strong push right now, with the support of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is to have the dune installed by May 1, said TownsendBurnett. The contractors are aware of that. They will basically have about 10 days to get it done. season. Townsend-Burnett said FWC is in contact with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring and a plan is in place to track and move any potential early nesters. My priority for the city is to have this dune in before hurricane season, said Townsend-Burnett. unteered to draw up any legal papers to help the board move forward with a lease agreement. The board agreed it would have to wait for the historic declaration before agreeing to the lease, but Matthews moved to agree with the concept pending the declaration from the state. The motion passed unanimously. continued bad news for the stone crab season. The season started slow, temporarily gained momentum, but again came to a slow crawl. Bell said some of the factors causing a poor season are red tide to the south and clearer than normal waters in the area giving the stone crabs natural predators the upper hand.Road watch continues for AMI Bridge The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a bridge maintenance project on the Anna Maria Island Bridge/State Road 64 from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. week nights and the work will continue through the summer. Most of the work will take place under the bridge, a DOT press release said. lane closures. The project should be completed by late summer, the release said.

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10 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER 5704 Marina Drive | Holmes Beac h11-6 | TuesdayFridayLocated at Island Flea 941.779.5350 Handmade Sterling Jewelr y Handmade Handmade Terras Island happenings 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.comPRIVATE CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS ~ UP TO 49 PASSENGERSENJOY THE RIDE!Monday Longboat Lunch Loop / Dolphin Watch Tuesday Sarasota Day Trip / Egmont Key Excursion WednesdayBradenton Day Trip / Water-Sports Cruise, Kayak, Paddleboard Thursday Circle Line Tour / Egmont Key Excursion Friday Eco-cruise, Kayak, Bike / Dolphin Watch and Champagne Sunset CruiseDAILY Island Water Shuttle Loop Service and Evening Sunset Cruises Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Acupuncture | Massage Therapy Organic Facials ** Sunset Beach Yoga at 6:30 with Leigh **HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE IN A BEAUTIFUL SPA ENVIRONMENT! 2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Eco-friendly spa and wellness center De Soto Heritage Festival continues in AprilThe De Soto Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, along the Palma Sola Causeway, attracting a large crowd of contestants and revelers. Islander File Photo Manatee Countys annual spring celebration, the De Soto Heritage Festival, continues this month. way, Saturday, April 13. The racing will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. denton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Bradenton Municipal Auditorium. April 27. Starting at Manatee High School, the parade route goes west on Ninth Avenue, north along 39th Street West to Manatee Avenue and then turns east toward downtown Bradenton to Ninth Street West. the island on Manatee Avenue/State Road 64 during the regatta. For more details about the festival, call 941-7471998 or go online to desotohq.com.Art league elects new president The Anna Maria Island Art League board of directors recently elected Christine Galanopoulos to the position of AMIAL president. Galanopoulos has been an art league member for a number of years and is an island resident. She said she is excited and looking forward to a summer of reinvention at AMIAL. cers, as well as expressed thanks to Laura McGeary, its immediate past president, for her years of hard work and dedication in her term as president. AMIAL, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Island Library hosting program on estate planning The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will host a program on estate planning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Attorney Sherry Wood will explore wills, probate, inheritance and other matters. For more information, call the library at 941-7786341.Holmes Beach hosts nal Art Walk of season in downtown Holmes Beach. Seven businesses Restless Natives, the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Islands Guild Gallery, the Anna Maria Island Art League, Island Tattoo, Beach Life AMI, Libbys Jewelry and Gifts and Island Gallery West will open their doors to offer walkers music, refreshments and an opportunity to browse art works. The event will provide an opportunity for people to meet local artists, including featured artists Richard Stewart at IGW and Joan Voyles at the Guild Gallery. For more, call IGW at 941-941-778-6648.Musicians to perform for Catalano bene t Razing Cane and Tim Chandler will perform at a who is recovering from skin cancer. The event will take place noon-5 p.m. at the SwordCatalano has undergone four surgeries, including three skin grafts. Organizers hope to help a friend as well as raise awareness about skin cancer. For more, call Nora Davis at 941-224-9399.Garden club to hold seasons nal meeting The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at noon Wednesday, April 17, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The theme will be A Tea Party and members are encouraged to dress for high tea in decorated hats. include president Maureen McCormick, vice-president Sandi Nicholls, recording secretary Ginger Wyss and treasurer Katherine Kole. The meeting will be the last of the winter-spring season. The club resumes meetings in October. For more information, call Mary Manion at 941-7782607.Click! The Islander welcomes stories about islanders and island life, as well as photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives. Send details along with complete contact information to news@islander.org or 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Weve got stickers!

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 30 years in Bradenton! Send your club, group, event news to news@islander.org. OPEN-AIR MARKETSU NDA Y, April 14 LOT S OF VENDORS! Robinson Preserve site of Manatee Miles hike Registration is taking place for Manatee Miles at Robinson Preserve in west Bradenton. The event, a noncompetitive walk through the preserve, will take place Saturday, May 11. Walkers will either follow a 5-K or mile-long course in the preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton, with coordinator Tina Neri. Manatee Miles is a great way to enjoy a morning in Robinson Preserve, said Neri in a news release. People are really excited to get involved because its a good reason to get up and out to Robinson Preserve. It will make you feel refreshed, and at the same time know youve made a difference for yourself and the community. First Watch will provide breakfast for walkers. Water Boy will provide water and Dina Stewart will offer massages. Registration on the day of the event will be 7 a.m. to Registration is free for children 6 and under. For others, the fee is $7-25, depending on age. Also, the earlier the registration, the lower the fee. Those who register before April 30 receive a T-shirt. To register, go online to www.manateemiles.com or at www.facebook.com/manateemiles. For more information, call 941-748-4501.Privateers holding nal thieves market of season Thieves Market of the winter-spring season at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Saturday, April 13 Hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. AMIP will host vendors selling arts and crafts, antiques, household goods and other items. breakfast items. At their ship, AMIP will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, selling Big Johns Famous Barbecue and holding a bake sale. Vendor registration begins at $25. For more information, call Mary Woodstock Zuchniewicz at 941-722-3212. John Swager of Big Johns Famous Barbecue prepares his specialty for the Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, which takes place Saturday, April 13, at Coquina Beach. Islander File PhotoArrests to bene t Wheelchairs 4 Kids Theres a warrant out for Anna Maria Island Privateer Roger Hoodat Murphree for pirating on the high seas. Murphree, the former president of the Privateers, will be taken into custody Friday, April 12, at Charleys Steak House, 4444 W Cypress St., Tampa, and held until enough people have donated for him to make his $2,500 bail. A small price to pay for my freedom, Murphree said. Wheelchairs 4 Kids assists children facing mobility challenges. s4kids.org/roger.Planting day planned at Perico Preserve The Bay Guardians of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Manatee County Natural Resources and Around the Bend Nature Tours will hold a volunteer planting in Perico Preserve May 4. Volunteers can be age 6 and older. In addition to planting, they will get a sneak peek of the preserve off Manatee Avenue/State Road 64 on Perico Island. The work begins at 9 a.m. and continues to about noon. Advance registration is required. For registration and meet-up details, contact SBEP at 941-955-8085 or Around the Bend at 941-794-8773. East Meets West show opens in Bradenton The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is co-hosting a juried exhibit, East Meets West, at the ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St W., Bradenton. The show runs through May 3 at the center. Watch. las. birds. Merit awards also were presented to artists Marianela Borsten, Ralph Garafola, Chris Huntington and Annette Boarini and honorable mentions to Lex Halakan, Anne Abgott, MaryDuCharme, Dee Pastorius, Joan Voyles and Will Grant. Joan Voyles, left, co-president of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, and Karen Stuart, co-chairwoman in the show at the Art Center Manatee in downtown Bradenton is Storm Watching. The show continues through May 3. Islander Courtesy PhotoIsland Democrats to meet The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet for lunch and a program at noon Monday, April 15, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The program will include a conversation with Rich Roberts of the International Union of Police Associations on gun control at the state and national level. For more information, call club president Harry Kamberis at 941-779-0564.

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12 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, April 10 11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon and meeting, the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181. Thursday, April 11 Friday, April 12 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for artist Richard Stewart. Information: 941-778-6648. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artist reception for Joan Voyles, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception for Saint Stephens Episcopal School visual arts students, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, with select galleries and boutiques hosting open houses, art shows and receptions. Information: 941-778-6648. Saturday, April 13 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. De Soto Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta, Palma Sola Causeway. Information: 941-747-1998. Sunday, April 14 Monday, April 15 Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564. Tuesday, April 16 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Wednesday, April 17 Noon Anna Maria Garden Club high tea meeting and inducAve., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. Off-island Friday, April 12 6-9 p.m. Reception for Maro Lorimer and Meditations, Art Uptown, 1367 Main St., Sarasota. Information: 941-955-5409. Ongoing 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the Waters Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Some events on other days too. Fee may apply. Information: 941-9628835. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Food donations requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132. house, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227. Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227. a food challenge for charity. Information: 215-906-0668. Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. board meets, Fishermans Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. Island Democratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941779-0564. meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579. pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Coming up Manatee County. Few-Miller Dock, Cortez. Save the date munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Players theater, Anna Maria. Day, 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. Highresolution photographs welcome. Libbys I sland J ewelry The Sterling Standard of Classic Jewelry The Sterling Standard of Classic Jewelry Libbys Island Jewelry Privateers plan motor show The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold a ben21, at Mexicali Border Cafe, 5502 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. AMIP will present awards for the best in show, managers choice, pirates pick and best club participaAttendees can expect door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and music by DJ Hootie J. youth programs and scholarships, which are presented dence Day Parade on the island. For more information, call Roger Hoodat Murphree at 214-714-3953. WEDDING Portraits by the Sea .comAmanda Barter941-778-2711 Spring festival coming to Centre Shops, LBK The Centre Shops of Longboat Key, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, holds its Spring Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, with an array of artists, jewelers, sidewalk sales and food and entertainment for guests. Also at the festival will be antiques, collectibles, a wine-tasting event and live music. There is no charge for parking or admission and Key Historical Society. For more information, call 941-383-1901.

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 13 THE BEACH SHOP www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACHSHOP The Lots of items up to 50% OFF We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Lots of items Lots of items up to up to 50% 50% OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF Snowy plover nest signals beginning of shorebird nestingA snowy plover nesting pair laid three eggs March 25 on the beach in Anna Maria to signal the beginning of the shorebird nesting season. Locals are hopeful to see the birds have a more successful year than the previous year, when two tropical storms and a king tide decimated nests on the island. By MMark YoungI Islander RReporter T T here is only a handful of nesting snowy plover pairs late M M arch to mark the beginning of the shorebird nesting season. A A ccording to A A nna M M aria I I sland T T urtle Watch & Shorebird M M onitoring volunteer G G lenn Wiseman, the attempt at a snowy plover nest on the beach in A A nna M Maria. that was a bit early, said Wiseman. U U sually mid-M M arch because even though we expect a nest or two, there is always a chance it might not happen due to the limited number of nesting pairs in our area. Snowy plovers typically nest on beaches along the F F lorida panhandle. Wiseman said about 20 percent of the population will nest south of M M anatee C C ounty and about a dozen nesting pairs are typically seen within the county. MMore than likely its the same birds, he said. TThe same 24 or so have been seen from here down past Longboat all winter. Wiseman said the snowy plovers on and around the island are not the migrating type. TThey are permanent residents, he said. Last years nesting season for the snowy plovers and many other shorebirds was disastrous. T T wo tropical storms and a king tide in June 2012 wiped out all but one of our nests, said Wiseman. We are hoping for a good season, he said. T T he good news is that the storms brought in lots of sand at the north end where the nests are typically located, which produces excellent habitat for nesting shore and sea birds. Wiseman said shorebird nesting season typically to nest. the seabirds, the skimmers and then terns, he said. T T he later two are colonial nesters, meaning that they may have up to 600 birds nesting in the same area. AMIT AMIT W executive director Suzi F F ox said the female snowy plover is now protecting three eggs. We believe this nest was laid approximately M M arch 25 and is due around A April 18, which is just before E Earth D Day, she said. We have buffered off the area and signage is now up. I It is now considered federally protected land. F F ox said there are two other nesting pairs on the island, but they have not yet produced a nest. the centre shops of longboat keypresents the 2013 A closeup view of a snowy plover on the beach in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Courtesy John Ester Socializing T T he I I slander has an active F F acebook community of more than 2,200 users, so were sharing some of the conversations weve been having with our fans. I If you would like to join the conversation, become a fan of TThe I Islander on F Facebook. We provide a direct link to our fan page from www.islander.org. T T he I I slander also allows comments on stories online.

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HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr Tune-Ups, Brakes & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Bradenton Beach discusses options for beachfront parkBy MMark YoungI Islander RReporter D D uring an A A pril 4 capital improvements project meeting, Bradenton Beach P P olice Lt. John C C osby said the city might not want to wait on U U .S. RE RESTORE TORE A A ct funding to improve John C C happie G G ulfside P P ark, 1402 G Gulf DDrive. T T he city acquired the park for $300,000 in 2011. T T he acquisition of the four-lot G Gulffront lots settled a long standing legal dispute between the city and developers who sought to build condominiums on the site. T T he plan enhances landscaping and adds kiosks to T T he project is the citys top priority in hopes to be included in M Manatee C Countys share of BPP funds stem ming from the 2010 D D eepwater Horizon oil spill in the G Gulf of MMexico. T T heres been some talk that the amount of money expected will be less than originally thought. C Cosby said there are no guidelines in place that guar antee the disbursement of funds and sought direction in whether the city should begin seeking alternative grants to begin work at the park. He said some of the grants might require the city to match 25 percent of the funds. C C ommissioner G G ay Breuler supported having C C osby pursue any and all resources available. A Anyone depending on that (BPP) money is making a giant mistake. C Commissioner Jan Vosburgh advised caution in pur suing grants that would require the city to spend money that is not already budgeted. C C osby said even if the litigation concludes, BP P could still reserve the right to appeal and drag the settlement through the courts for years. II dont want to hesitate on John C Chappie P Park, he said. We have spent a lot of money on that property and I I would like to see us do something with it. C C osby said if the city chooses to pursue grants, several small grants might allow doing the project in phases. Building official Steve G G ilbert said grants may require up to a 25 percent match, but that doesnt necessarily mean a cash match. Some of the grants allow for in-kind services, such as work done from our public works department. Fifth SStreet SSouth basin project E E ngineer Lynn T T ownsend-Burnett, in charge of the F F ifth Street South basin project to construct bio-swales and enhance stormwater drainage in the area, said reviT T ownsend-Burnett and city staff met with neighborhood residents in N November 2012 to address their concerns in a series of workshops. O O ne couple had access concerns where they have shell access to their home and didnt want to lose that, said T T ownsend-Burnett, citing just one example. So we looked at the overall basin area to see where we can gain swales to leave that area alone, she said. Basically, we shifted areas and took from one area and added to others. T T ownsend-Burnett said the area has experienced T T he project will include installing a stormwater outfall into the bay. I Initial estimates for the project were $150,000, with the Southwest F Florida Water M Management D District funding half the project. T T ownsend-Burnett said the revisions have resulted in lower cost estimates by $25,000. T T he plan is to get started as soon as things quiet down, but before the rainy season, she said. We are gearing up for construction to start in the next few months.New Bridge Street developer gets go-ahead from cityBy MMark YoungI Islander RReporter F F ollowing an A A pril 4 public hearing, Bradenton Beach commissioners voted 3-2 to approve with stipulations a major development application for a restaurant at 119 Bridge St. T The project raised several concerns about setbacks, parking, garbage collection and product unloading on an already congested street. T T he public hearing was continued from M M arch 21 to give owner M Michael Hynds an opportunity to address those concerns. Last time we spoke, several concerns were brought up and II hope to put all those to rest, said Hynds. Stormwater was among the concerns raised and Hynds told commissioners that he had provided documentation to the city in late M March showing stormwater will be retained on the property. T T he location of an old grease trap was another issue, but Hynds said it would be relocated, under a deck accessible by the trucker. T T rash will be moved inside a ventilated room, and we will have an outside drop-off area very similar to the Blue MMarlin RRestaurant. O O ne of the primary obstacles was parking. T T he plans called for 60 seats, which requires one parking space per seat, although not all of the seats were to be indoors. I I n his original proposal, Hynds said he would provide a shuttle between Bridge Street and C C oquina Beach. But, to put the parking issue to rest, Hynds made an adjustment to his plan. TThere will be no inside seating, he said. We will still have 60 seats, but they will all be outside. Your land development code makes it clear that there is no parking needed for outside dining. Hynds said he still plans to lease four parking spaces when a small house at 114 T T hird St. is torn down. He said he has an agreement for parking there, along with a section of right of way toward Bridge Street. Hynds said that solves the problem of retail shop owners parking on Bridge Street. C C ommissioner Jan Vosburgh said it sounded like Hynds had addressed all of the objections. C C ommissioner G Gay Breuler agreed and praised Hynds efforts. II want to commend you for addressing everything that the city staff, planning and zoning and the public have all thrown at you, said Breuler. I I think youve done a good job speaking to each one. C C ity attorney R R icinda P P erry said if commissioners were seeking to approve the application, she would prefer to add language to the motion that will allow additional staff stipulations to be drafted by herself and city planner A Alan GGarrett. Breuler moved to reverse the P P&Z recommendation to deny and instead approve the application, pending fur ther conditions to be brought back to commission at 2 p.m. T Thursday, A April 18. Vosburgh seconded the motion. Vice M M ayor E E d Straight voted in favor while C Commissioner R Ric G Gatehouse and MM ayor John Shaughnessy voted nay. I I n other matters, commissioners voted 5-0 to enter BPP claim seeking relief from the 2010 D Deep Horizon oil spill in the GGulf of MMexico. statutory limitations. She also said there is no cost to the city to pursue would determine if it has a viable claim. I I t could be years before the BPP lawsuit is settled, but P P erry said the city isnt risking anything by trying. She did, however, warn of one consequence. T T he only downside is that if some new commission wants to pull out of the claim, then you will be liable for all the experts fees, she said. A A s long as the city doesnt pull out, it will never pay a penny, even if we dont get anything.

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 15 SPRING FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY Add The Sea SWIMWEAR BOUTIQUEMonday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5 Island Shopping Center | 5314 Marina Drive Holmes Beach | 941.254.7938 County plans property tax relief via added sales tax The Manatee County Commission was scheduled to discuss a referendum on community tax issues during its April 9 meeting. At stake is a referendum proposed by county administrator Ed Hunzeker to ask the electorate to consider a half-cent sales tax to generate $23 million to pay for local, indigent health care. Manatee County now pays for community health care through property taxes and the fund will run out in 2015. The additional sales tax could generate enough revenue to cover the health care fund and more, according to Hunzeker. Along with funding indigent health care, Hunzeker is proposing to reduce property taxes in municipalities where there is a city-funded police department by excludHe believes the plan will reduce property taxes by about $10 million 26 percent savings will be realized by municipal taxpayers in the county and an approximate 13 percent reduction in property taxes will aid taxpayers in unincorporated areas. Also proposed for the ballot will be a tax abatement issue that will give the county board the ability to offer either invest or create new jobs in the county. If approved by a majority of voters, the half-cent County administrator Ed Hunzeker is pictured at an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce board meeting, which he frequently attends. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin or purchase. sales tax. Florida statutes require the resulting funds to county. The board is expected to make a decision on whether to hold the referendum on June 18, move it to Aug. 6 or to August 2014. According to Hunzeker, the earlier referendum date would allow plans to proceed on a two-year budget that includes property tax relief. The later date is preferred by some board members to allow voters more time to become familiar with the issue. Some board members suggested delaying the referendum to the 2014 primary date to defray special election costs. Details on the plan to reduce property taxes are available at www.mymanatee.org/howwillwepay. AM commission approves draft LAR ordinanceBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter After nearly two months of discussion on how new homes in Anna Maria should be constructed, commissioners at their April 4 meeting agreed to move forward with an ordinance that uses the living area ratio to the lot size as the basis for a new ordinance on construction of houses in the city. The proposed ordinance must now go to the planning and zoning board for a public hearing and a recommendation before returning to the commission for two more public hearings, city planner Alan Garrett said. The language of the draft ordinance as approved by commissioners states that the owner of any lot of less than 15,000 square feet can have a LAR of 40 percent, with 33 space. The maximum building coverage would be 50 percent to include porches and decks. living space over parking, but the structure can be no higher than 27 feet above the crown of the road, according to a city moratorium currently in force. As an example of the proposed ordinance, Garrett used a house on a 5,000 square-foot lot. At a 40 percent LAR, the owner could build a 2,000 square foot house, of which 33 percent of the 2,000 square feet, or 666 square By adding decks and porches, the maximum building coverage could go to 2,500 square feet, or 50 percent of the lot size. That gives the owner 500 square feet for outside decks and porches, Garrett said. There is a sliding scale for the size of the house based on lot size in the proposed ordinance, he added. For lots between 15,000 square feet and 21,000 square feet, the LAR would be 35 percent, while lots larger than 21,000 square feet would be allowed a 30 applies, as does the 50 percent maximum lot coverage rule, irrespective of the size of the lot, Garrett said. City attorney Jim Dye chimed about the legality of the ordinance in relation to the Bert Harris Act, which prohibits governments from taking away the value of a property through legislation. Dye said in his opinion the proposed ordinance is legal. It protects the character of the city, which is a function of the commission, he said, and is a rational response to the commissions concern that large houses could gradually squeeze out the citys smaller, ground level homes. It is not a regulatory taking, Dye said. A person still has reasonable use of the property. He admitted, however, that the new ordinance would restrict the size of the house compared to what could be built under the current city building ordinance. The Bert Harris Act is not concerned with the legality of the ordinance, Dye said. The only question is did the ordinance remove value from the property. There is a regulatory process in the Bert Harris Act for municipalities and property owners to settle any disputes, Dye added. Dye recommended he write language in the proposed ordinance to allow anyone with a vacant lot to begin design under the current regulations to avoid speculative claims, in the future. Additionally, the city should alert all property owners of the coming ordinance, once its approved by the commission. Commissioners agreed the ordinance effective date would be 90-120 days after it passes, so no one can say Attorney Scott Rudacille, who said he represented several Anna Maria clients, urged commissioners to take another look at the 33 percent LAR for the second livable said hes not being given the opportunity to develop his lots. Dye, however, noted Cagnina would have plenty of Dye noted that there is no moratorium on construction, only height. At present, structures that are no more than 27 feet or less above the crown of the road are allowed. Commissioners unanimously approved the draft ordinance and it will be forwarded to P&Z for a public hearing. Commissioner Chuck Webb received assurance from on the current ordinance can still be issued, but they must comply with the height moratorium restriction.

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18 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Come see the difference for yourself! 778-2204 www.IslandDentalSpa.com Creating beautiful smiles for over 17 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Dr. Yatros has appeared on ABC 7, NBC 8 and WB 38 the dentist Dr. Gy YatrosRestore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your smile. Island Animal ClinicTOTAL PET CARE: Surgery Dentistry Boarding Day Care Baths Food & Supplies 24-Hour Emergency Drop Off and Pick UpNew Hours 8-5:30 Monday-Friday 9-Noon Wednesdays William V. Bystrom DVM Holmes Beach Business Center 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 941.778.2445 Serving the Islands since 1970 Dont Cling to Me! StreetlifeCortez man arrested for aggravated assaultBy MMark YoungI Islander RReporter A A 66-year-old C C ortez man was arrested M M arch 30 manner at C C orkys Live Bait & T T ackle, 10103 C C ortez R Road W. A A ccording to the probable cause affidavit, C C olin C C ampbell of 11900 C C ortez R R oad W. sat in the business parking lot for several hours, at some points revving his engine, and also trying to engage the stores female employees in conversation.C C ampbell then entered the store, purchased some items and exited, but did not leave the area. A A ccording to a and a hammer in his hands and gestured at the employees in a threatening manner. A At one point, C Campbell allegedly yelled out that he smashes pig heads. A According to the report, the women inside the business were in fear for their lives. C C ampbell allegedly took a photo of one womans vehicle tag before leaving. MC MCSOO deputies made contact with C Campbell at his home and arrested him on a felony aggravated assault his vehicle. D During the course of the investigation, law enforcement discovered a complaint had been filed against C C ampbell for an incident at the Winghouse restaurant, 5105 14th St. W., Bradenton. O O n M M arch 22, C C ampbell entered the store, ordered his food and went inside the bathroom for about 20 minutes. When he exited, he placed his hand on a servers shoulder, saying that her shoulder was sticky. T T he woman told him not to do that, at which time C C ampbell allegedly made several sexual comments to the woman. C C ampbell returned to the restaurant on the day of his arrest and ordered a pizza for all of the female employees. U Upon placing his order, C Campbell again went to the bathroom. A A male witness reported to the manager that C Campbell was engaging in inappropriate behavior inside the bathroom. T T he manager called MC MC SO O and told C C ampbell to leave. He had left the business when law enforcement arrived, but was charged following his assault arrest with misdemeanor battery for having previously placed his hands on the server. C Campbell was booked into the M Manatee C County jail and held on $2,000 bond. A A ccording to jail records, he posted bond the following day and was released. C C ampbell is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. F Friday, A April 19, at the M Manatee C County Judicial C Center, 1051 MManatee A A ve. W., Bradenton. Campbell Founded 1956 SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 A.M.6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.orgThe Lords Warehouse Thrift Store: 9-1 Mon., Wed. and Sat. The Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll Sermon: The Witness Protection Program (Christian style) VISITORS WE LCOME Island police blotterAAnna Maria responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact with a woman outside the residence. N N o allegations of physical contact were made by the subjects, who had been arguing. T T he deputy advised the man and woman to separate for the night. U U pon request of the man, the deputy issued a trespass warning to the female. ing in the street. A According to the report, the argument began at D D .C C oy D D ucks in Holmes Beach. T T he men left the bar in separate vehicles. T T he subjects arrived at the A Anna M Maria residence at the same time and the suspect became angry that a female was with the victim, and punched him. T T he two men began wrestling in the street, at which time the deputy arrived to break up the Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach intoxication. While on routine foot patrol on Bridge eral times to go inside the bar. He eventually complied, but stood at the doorway and began shouting obsceniand was told to return inside the bar. When he refused, at which time he was placed under arrest. A A ccording to the report, the man physically resisted the arrest and screamed on the way to the police station. O Once secured, at them and lunging. He was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor disorderly intoxication and transported to the MManatee CCounty jail. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach M March 16, 5300 block of G Gulf D Drive, drunk. A A the man and drove him home. burglary. T T he manager of the business called police to report the front door had been smashed. She had not entered the business for fear someone was inside. P Police cleared the scene and observed the cash register and were estimated to be $1,300. A A woman called police in regards to an ex-boyfriend being in her home and refusing to leave. T T he man left before police arrived. A A man reported a bicycle valued at $1,000 had been stolen from a nearby bike rack. T T he man said the bike was locked up overnight. P P olice observed the lock had been cut. woman went to the Holmes Beach P P olice D D epartment to report someone used her Social Security number in an attempt to open several lines of credit. She also said vice. theft. P Police were contacted in regards to someone steal-

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 19 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 style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. Obituaries*OBITS need to be in alpha order need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.com Gary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational Christian churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Sunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 10 AM Children and Youth Church School 9 AM Adult Sunday School Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS. To report information on island crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807. In emergencies, call 911. MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.8301 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE Manatee Primary Care Associates Pediatric and Adult Medicine Ronald Grubb, DO, is a board-certied Family Medicine physician who has a longstanding commitment to hospital and community service, as well as to medical education. His practice includes patients of all ages: adults, children, infants, adolescents and seniors. Dr. Grubb is Director of the Family Practice Internship and Residency Program at Manatee Memorial Hospital. The program is approved by the Osteopathic Association Division of Postdoctoral Training. For an appointment: 941.708.8081Most insurances accepted. LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS the incident was captured and showed a man in a white GMC pickup truck twice arriving on the day of the theft Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Elizabeth Tristam Tristy Barford Terrace, died in a car crash March 24 in Tampa. She was Tech High School and attended Lamar College in Colorado. She was a sales professional who had a love of Linda Wyrick Glezen Linda Wyrick Glezen, 72, of Holmes Beach and forShe graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in fashion they enjoyed many trips together. Mrs. Gleven was well known for point and cross stitching, having won Glezen or online at www.humanemanatee.org. Condolences may Sad signsKathy Caserta found this dead loggerhead turtle April 5 where it had washed up on the 31st Street beach in Holmes Beach. Suzi Fox of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch responded to examine the turtle and said it was an adult loggerhead, likely a female, and the algae and barnacles are a sign it had been ill for some time. There were no signs of trauma. Fox also said another turtle found a few weeks ago had a brain parasite, and it is responding to rehab at Mote Marine Laboratory. Turtle nesting season begins May 1 on Anna Maria Island where nesting is dominated by loggerheads. Islander Photo: Vic Caserta many local and state awards. She was involved in the local art scene. Service in Holmes Beach was private. Brown & Sons online at m. City.

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20 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF THE ISLANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND* CALL 941-778-7978Sorry, we cannot deliver single copies to condominium units or mobile homes. First dayAnna Maria Island Community Center executive direcby observing some programs in action and discussing operations with staff. She also found time to enjoy watching kids play on the outdoor playground. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin First partyDavid Teitelbaum and daughter Wendy Teitelbaum join Dawn Stiles and husband George Campbell at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Parrothead buffet and dance April 6. Teitelbaum serves on the center board and Stiles was enjoying as the new executive director. Islander Photo: Bonner JoyThe gangs all here tables to enjoy the buffet dinner and music by Dan Mobley and Mike Sales at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Parrothead Dance. Islander Photo: Bonner JoyBeginning a new era at AMICC

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22 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico with inside or terrace seating Fresh seafood and steaksBest on Island S.S. UK Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties Island real estate salesLongboat Key plans luncheon, after-hours events The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, which includes Lido Key and St. Armands Circle, will hold its 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 encouraged to bring a guest. The LBK chamber also will hold its April networkthe ChartHouse restaurant, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Cost of the event is $20 for member and $25 for guests. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 941-383-2466.Galati has free boat show tickets Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, is offering free tickets to the Sarasota Suncoast Boat Show April 19-21 at Marina Jacks, No. 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota. To obtain tickets, go online to galatiyachts.com and press the free tickets icon, a Galati press release said. For more information, call 941-778-0755.Sunbow condos improves landscaping with grant The Sunbow Bay Condominium Association, 3805 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, recently completed a landscaping project with support from a Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Partners grant. The project allowed the association to replace about 2,500 square feet of old turf with Florida-friendly garden turf. The new ground cover does not need fertilizers or chemicals to maintain its growth and appearance, a SBEP press release said. Project leader Denise Elliott and husband Dan Elliott were aided in the project by condo board members Lynn Erickson, Dan Gonzalez and about 25 resident volunteers. For more information, call SBEP at 941-955-8085.Island chamber to host sunrise breakfast The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will day, April 10, at the Feast Restaurant in the Island Shopping Center, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. Members are encouraged to bring guests to the breakfast. For more information or reservations, call 941-7781541. Got business news from Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key, Cortez, Palma Sola or west Bradenton? How about new owners, a new business or an award? Call The Islander at 941-778-7978 or email news@islander.org. By Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sfur 3bed/2 bath Gulffront home built n 1992 on a 100x135 lot was sold 03/22/13, Marshall to Ktrade LLC for $1,900,000; list $1,995,000. 2600 Gulf Drive N., Unit 45, Anna Maria Island Gulffront condo with shared pool built in 1984 was sold 03/20/13, Klaus to Toton for $745,000. sfur 3bed/3bath/1car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 80x120 lot was sold 03/21/13, Shannon to Kelly for $535,000; list $549,000. 304 57th St., Unit A, Holmes Beach Corrected, duplex built in 1968 on a 45x112 lot was sold 03/20/13, Etchison to Dugan for $232,000; list $245,900. 104 Fourth St S., Bradenton Beach, a 958 sfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1940 on a 73x94 lot was sold 03/19/13, Onewest Bank to Anami LLC for $230,000. 6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 67, Shell Point, Holmes built in 1973 was sold 03/20/13, Kye to Franklin Flotilla LLC for $220,000; list $249,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. $2 $2

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24 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Prices start at just $15/hour pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Captain Don MeilnerHave fun c rs! Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O Kathleen DSailing Catamaran 941-870-4349 kathleend.net LETS GO SSAIlLINgG! Departing from Holmes Beach & BradentonS Sunset SSail, Dolphin Watch, EEgmont Key EExcursion Gift Certicates sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. PlPLEAsSE sSEE SPoORTS, PAGE 26 GOLF LINKS A CHALLENGING COURSE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon AApril 10 1:02 1.6 12:13 2.2 6:02 0.7 7:08 -0.1N NewA April 11 1:43 1.5 12:35 2.3 6:23 0.8 7:44 -0.2A April 12 2:23 1.4 1:00 2.4 6:45 0.9 8:21 -0.2A April 13 3:05 1.4 1:28 2.4 7:07 1.0 9:02 -0.2A April 14 3:53 1.3 2:02 2.3 7:31 1.0 9:48 -0.1A April 15 4:53 1.2 2:40 2.3 7:58 1.1 10:41 0.0A April 16 6:16 1.2 3:26 2.1 8:32 1.1 11:41 0.0A April 17 4:24p 2.0 Spring sports gear up, champions namedBy Kevin CCassidyI Islander RReporter T T he A A nna M M aria I I sland C C ommunity C C enter last week announced spring sports offerings for both young athletes and adults. T T he youth basketball league for players ages 5-17 will get started in mid-A A pril with games played in the gym M Monday, Wednesday, T Thursday and F Friday evenings and some games will be played Saturday after noons. T The center also is offering a youth baseball season for players ages 5-11, also started in mid-A A pril. T T heres still time to register for both sports if players act quickly. T T he adults will have three coed sports from which to choose. T The center will host a coed basketball league on T T uesday nights, kickball on Wednesdays and soccer on T Thursday evenings. T T he center is always looking for coaches, captains and sponsors for its teams and programs. F For more information, contact T T roy Shonk at 941778-1908, ext. 9205, or email troy@myamicc.com. Westbay condo owners hit the links Westbay P Point and M Moorings and neighboring Shell P Point residents held their annual golf scramble and banquet at Key RRoyale CClub A April 3. T T he team of Bob M M cG G lynn, Beth Lindeman and Bob the event. Second place went to the team of Vicki A Ander son, Helen P P ollock, Jack Smulowitz and Lance Lindeman with a score of 1-over-par 33. M M cG G lynn powered the longest drive among the men, while Beth Lindeman captured the womens longest drive of the day. Smulowitz and M M ary Lous D D reier won the closest-to-the-pin contests. Horseshoe news M M arvin G G amgemi and N N orm Langland were the only team to earn a 3-0 pool play record and were outright champs in the A A pril 6 horseshoe action at the A A nna M M aria C City Hall horseshoe pits. T T he A A pril 3 games had three teams advance to the knockout round. N Norm G Good and John Johnson drew the Wright defeated D D ave Lansaw and T T om Skoloda 21-16. I I t G Good and Johnson by a 21-1 score with Wright throwing two six packs in the victory round. P Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the A A nna M M aria C C ity Hall pits. Warmups begin T There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Key RRoyale golf news I I t was another busy week of golf for Key R R oyale C C lub members, punctuated by Sue C Christenson defeating Jean Holmes 1-0 in the womens handicap championship on M M arch 24. T T he mens senior handicap championship will be decided next week, so stay tuned. T The KRCRC men played an 18-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match A A pril 3. T T he team of D D ick E E ichorn, P P ete Weir and Bob Landgren combined on a 17-under-par 47 to earn a one-shot victory over two teams. T T he team of A A l Kaiser, Jim Helgeson and Bill GGallagher matched the 16-underpar 48 carded by D D on LaT T orre, D D anny Hayes and D D ennis T The KRCRC women played a nine-hole, individualon the second and sixth holes to torch the course with an 8-under-par 24 to grab the top spot in F Flight A A by six The winning women celebrate with trophies won during the annual Jimmie McSwain season-ending tennis tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Courtesy Dolce Little Sue Christenson is the Key Royale Clubs womens handicap champion, defeating Jean Holmes 1-0 in the Bob McGlynn, Beth Lindeman and Bob OBrien pose for a photo after winning the Westbay Point and Moorings annual golf scramble at the Key Royale Club. Islander Photo: Courtesy Beth Lindeman

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 25 mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenPERFORMANCE CLOTHING: Head-To-Toe Sun ProtectionTOURING & FISHING KAYAKS from $500Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayak Guides, Fishing Charters IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com INSHORE AND NEARSHORE FISHING USCG LICENSED AND INSURED The gates have opened, fishing game is onBy CCapt. DDanny StasnyI Islander RReporter F Fishing around A Anna M Maria I Island is heating up as the days get warmer and the winds remain calm. With water temps reaching 70 degrees, migratory are schooling to corral bait. Look for diving birds in are worth a watchful eye, too. I In the backcountry, catch-and-release snook, redcatch-and-release snook, mangrove edges are a good place to stage as the tides starts ripping out. F F or all of these species, live shiners free-lined behind the boat will get a bite. P P ompano are being caught along the beaches on live When jigging for pompano, be prepared to catch ladyextra pompano jigs their sharp teeth can cut through your leader before you know what happened. D D ave Sork at the A A nna M M aria C C ity P P ier is seeing white jigs to get the bite. A A long with macks, expect to says the target is spotted seatrout. He suggests anglers come to the pier equipped with a long-handled dip net to scoop ballyhoo for bait. O Once you have a few small balyour bait around the outskirts of light where the trout are staging in search of their prey. shiners for bait, Keyes is catching trout in the slot as well A A long with trout, Keyes is catching slot-reds and multiple catch-and-release snook in the same areas. A A gain, live shiners free-lined over sandy potholes are getting the bite. F F rom the piers, beaches and passes, Keyes is hearing of good Spanish mackerel action. P Plugging with G Gotcha with light tackle on drag-screaming action. Keyes suggests examining what the mackerel are feeding on before rigging. I I f the macks are eating glass minnows, Keyes recommends small white crappie jigs or Spro ghost jigs. I I f larger bait is around, Keyes says to switch to silver spoons or 7/8-ounce GGotcha plugs. P Pompano are expected to make a showing in the weeks seeing the spring weather pattern slowly take hold and, he seatrout, Spanish mackerel, catch-and-release snook and sharks are moving into T T ampa Bay to feed. Howard says a sure sign of spring is the many species of sharks hes seeing cruising sandbars. Blacktip, looking for food. Howard suggests rigging a chunk of While running the bulkhead area, I I saw a 5-foot ful creature and moved on, passing an opportunity to do battle with the unique creature, Howard says. roots on the higher tides produced by the recent full moon. Weve been using shiners pegged on a 2/0 O O wner circle hook with a small split shot on a popping cork to keep the bait away from the annoying birds that seem to attack any live bait that swims to the surface, Howard adds. Small Big macks are chewing heavily all over the bay with to use to a long shank hook to prevent getting his line cut. as they do not freeze well. Looking forward as the days get longer and warmer, bait will supercharge the action and provide opportunities chumming to stir up the bite. catch-and-release snook. Slot-size and over-size reds were the norm this past week. A A s for the catch-and-release seatrout. Water depths of 3-4 feet are holding over-slot trout in numbers. A Again, G Gross is anchoring and chumwith a depth of 6-10 feet. By anchoring and chumming, his clients, resulting in multiple hookups. E E xpect to catch and catch-and-release snook. With a combination of tacG Girles clients are having successful days on the water. F F or the reds, G G irle is quietly positioning the bait near sandy potholes, where unsuspecting reds are lying in wait in and around these holes, G Girle is hooking up reds up to 31 inches. and-release snook. By either live baiting with shiners or in the 30-inch range. Vivck and Ravi Kiluk of Tampa show off a 21-inch Capt. Danny Stasny. Judy Vance, third from left, of Denver, reports celebratLou Wheeler of Denver, Vance and Hackney brought

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26 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER SSPoORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 Condo, Htd Pool, tennis,furnished. $125,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS Charming cottage in Cortez Village, 1/1 w/1 car garage. $199,000. mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Featured Home Understanding Professional Dedicated Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTORLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, FLIP-PAGE E-EDITION, fF ACEbBOOK & TWITTER! WWE HAVE IT ALL. 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE!Newly constructed 4 BR,4 BA pool $1,999,000 Call the Neelys. 941.809.5565 941.807.6220 cellwithmelandbarb.com cellwithmelandbarb.com 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599Priced $100,000 below appraisal 4BR/4BA Beach Front Home Reduced to $1,695,000 Skipper & Associates Real Estate Professionals301 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes BeachCell: 941-780-8000visit: www.IslandAnnaMaria.comScan this QR code on your smartphone to view all current AMI MLS listings. ANNA MARIA Longboat Key Specialist The male winners of the annual Jimmie McSwain tennis tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community Center celebrate with their trophies. Islander Photo: Courtesy Andy Little in a tie for second place. Judy A A ndersons 1-under 31 was good for third place. place in F Flight B. O One shot back in a tie for second place were P P enny Williams and Beth Lindeman, while P P am A A lvord, Liz Lang, Sue Little and M M eredith Slavin tied for third place at 3-under 29. place in F F light C C by one shot over Sue Wheeler and Barb Lindewall, who tied for second with matching even-par 32s. M M atching 6-under par 26s by E E rma M M cM M ullen and M Marcia O OBrien produced a tie for the top spot in F Flight D D N N ell Bergstrom carded a 3-under-par 29 to take second place, while Sally Keyes was alone in third with even-par 32. T T rish Kruger, Lynn D Dailey and Bergstrom each had chipins on the day, while Joy Kaiser, Helen P Pollack and M Marcia OOBrien all recorded birdies on their rounds. T The game of the day was two best balls of the group with Jean Holmes, Judy C Crowe and M Margrit Layh combining on a net 77. T The men played two nine-hole matches A April 1. T The morning round saw a best-ball-of-foursome match won by the team of John Sagert, Vince F Fanton, Bill Shuman and D D ennis Schavey with a 10-under-par 22. T T hree shots back in second place was the team of Vince M Mercadante, E Ed Havlik, EEarl Huntzinger and Larry FFowler. Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modiplace at plus 5. D D ahls point total helped his team of G G regg Shorten, T T im Shorten and Larry Solberg to the team title with a plus-7 score. T The men closed out M March with an 18-hole, individplace with a 6-under-par 58. Vince M Mercadante, Larry F F owler and R R on P P ritchard tied for second at 4-under-par 60. RIGHT: Helen Wahl of Holmes Beach shows off her trophy for acing the 16th hole at the Manatee County Golf Course using a 4-hybrid. Wahl said she was just ing the shot were Peggy Grossweller, Ruth Gulden and June Heckard. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 27 SSPoORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE WINDOWS: ALUMINUM SASH, nearly new. Four 37 x 36 inch, seven 49.5 x 36 inches, $100, wood coffee table, $90. 941-778-3920. BOOTS: LADIES SIZE 8.5, tan, never worn,  $12. 941-932-5595. DINETTE SET: FOUR chrome/cloth chairs, table, $60, peach swivel rocker, $20, Garth Brooks CD set, $50. 941-795-7598. REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER, BLACK, 24x24 inches, Westinghouse, paid $90, slightly used, great condition, $25. Call 941-685-0797. PACK AND ROLL folding utility cart, 48-pocket tool liner, $10, ice tea pot, electric, $5. 941-7611415. TV: 24-INCH Magnavox, $25. Works great. Call 941-737-9173. TRAMPOLINE: 15-FOOT, $30, pallets, $1 each, 35 total, white canopy, eight legs, 10.8x20x6.8 inch, $30. 941-779-9781. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak ofce chairs, collectibles. View at  The Islander  store, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FOR SALE: Antique wood ofce chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed. Many local artists. Home decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-3629821. (limited time offer) GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donations accepted on Wednesdays only, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.  511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.  941779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Spring Festival! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Music, artists, wine tasting, food, free parking/admission. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. GARAGE SALE: Saturday, April 13. Books, tools, art supplies, two 5,000-watt generators. 708-710 Rose St., Anna Maria. LOST & FOUND LOST: WOMANS 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. FOUND: NECKLACE, 67th Street, Holmes Beach. Call to identify, 941-730-7674. FOUND: TWO WALLETS, Two Scoops area, Anna Maria. 920-915-4961. FOUND RING: MARCH 30 at the county beach. To claim: Holmes Beach Police Department, 941708-5800, ext. 240. LOST CAT: MALE, white, beige, some striping. Declawed. Reward! 700 block of Jacaranda, Anna Maria. Ted, 941-704-4853. PETS 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. The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 506 67th StreetSituated on the Grand Canal, room for a pool, AMP service installed with 5br/3.5ba. BRING AN OFFER! $749,000 5311 Sunrise LaneNew construction! One-of-a-kind 4br/3.5 ba home with dock, lift and pool. Custom $2,199,000 REDUCED 50K NEW LISTING 110 10th Street SBayfront double lot with dock and loads of opportunity! $990,000 NEW LISTING789 North Shore DriveDirect Gulf front, completely remodeled. $1,899,000 SALE PENDING Purchase vacant co-op lot for $50,000 and receive a $25,000 cash rebate. Call for details! An Adult ResidentOwned Waterfront Community RV Lots and Home Sites Available ANNOUNCEMENTS GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813 or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/ TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The Islander. MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS exclusively for boaters. Available at the Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repair able shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can read the paper front to back, place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org.

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28 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net ANSWERS TO APRIL 10 PUZZLE W aly Pr ecision Painting Interior Pr e W www.W SERVICES Continued ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-5456688. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-565-3935. CLEANING RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-7564570. NURSING HOME NOT an option? Preserve your independence and enjoy your retirement at home with respect and con dentiality. Housekeeping, transportation, companionship. Basic nursing. References available. Lexi Keller, 941524-9900. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can x it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-7991169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. 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. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. FISHING FOR a good deal? Always look in The Islander, 941-778-7978. LANDSCAPING Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria Place your classified ad online at www.islander.org news to news@islander.org. Dont miss the fun. PETS Continued WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. AMI PONTOON BOAT rental: See: boat orida. weebly.com or call 941-518-3868. BOAT SLIP TO rent. Up to 28 feet. Anna Maria. 941-794-8877. FOR SALE: BOAT club membership, $2,500. Call 231-420-0413. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED SERVICE INDUSTRY-based administrative person needed for busy vacation rental company. Motivated self-starter, organized and computer literate is a must. Maintenance and technical-base experience preferred. 941-7799740. SALES ASSOCIATE: MOTIVATED, experienced real estate licensee for busy Island of ce. Please call Jesse or Robin at 941-778-7244. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. NICOLE AND HALLIES babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certi ed, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-3707981. AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Evenings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certi ed, currently 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 of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE 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. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Available At... AMI stickers and T-Shirts Tye Dye! and White

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 29 Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLANDS FINESTMORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________Date _____________ Ck. No. _________Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________card exp. date ______/ ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG LAWN & GARDEN Continued STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-7484711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941447-6747. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, of ce. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, berglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507. Airport Transportation941-779-0043 HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-2048822. CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free estimates and plans. New houses, porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices. Call 941795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. 1BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo, heated pool, shing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month, $1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002. CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch, near boat ramp, many other area amenities, cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638. 3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, MayJune. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net. BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. No pets. $750/week. 941-7784731. 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. OFFICE: RETAIL PROFESSIONAL space. 8811 Cortez Road, near Dive Adventures. 500 sf. next to Joses Real Cuban Food, 8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Call 1-800-952-1206. ON-ISLAND SELF storage: Climate-controlled and non-climate units available starting at $65/ month. Call Anna Maria Storage at 941-7790820. 2209 GULF DRIVE, Bradenton Beach. 1BR/1BA, $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. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA groundoor condo, $1,100/month. Sato Real Estate Inc. Email: rentals@satorealestate.com or 941-778-7200. FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything else in The Islander, 941-778-7978. SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet Ellie Mae is a senior hound mix. She is delightful, quiet, very well-behaved and loves affection. Ellie Mae is working on regaining her daily exercise a walk or two. She is spayed and up to date on shots. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-8966701, or stop by The Islander for more information about Ellie Mae and other adoptable pets.

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30 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach BIMINI BAY GEM home. $1,100,000. Call Jeff CANALFRONT W/POOL RARE DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT SUMMER SANDS SHORE ACRES GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, RENTALS Continued ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex, storage with washer and dryer hookups, covered parking. $950/month. 2415 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach. See Burton. 941-567-0868. ROOM TO RENT: North end Anna Maria. Private entrance, full bath, large deck. 941-794-8877. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. REAL ESTATE DIRECT GULFFRONT: 146 feet on the beach. 3BR/4.5BA, of ce recreation room, spa, pool, outdoor kitchen and theater, elevator, turnkey furnished. $3,750,000. Suncoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202 or 941-720-0288. DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101. PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. Check out our online vacation rental catalog on Anna Maria Island and at Herons Watch, Bradenton. www.Florida-Dreams.com We speak English, German, French and Hungarian INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach. 2/1 one side, 1/1 on the other. Short walk to beach. $350,000. O UTSTA N DI N G K EY R OYALE 5,000 SF 4BR home with 3 full baths and 2 half-baths, two fireplaces, elevator, heated pool, dock and loads of privacy. Truly a gorgeous home! $1,100,000. 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 SHELL POINT BEAUTY Beautifully maintained 2BR/2BA upper unit in quiet complex. Steps to great views of Watkins Bayou on shared grounds. Steps to pool. New A C/appliances. Carport, storage, beautiful grounds. $249,900. ANNA MARIA B EACH FRONT Spectacular Gulf views from this Mediterranean-style 3BR/2.5BA home in the city of Anna Maria. High ceilings, tile oors, large master suite and spacious sun deck. 3,600 sqft. $2,450,000. ANNA MARIA BEACHF RONT Ground-level 2BR/2BA home located directly on the beach at the north end. Detached garage. Tons of potential. $1,695,000. B AY F RON T COTTAGE 3BR/2BA with renovated kitchen and baths. Charming ground-level home on a large corner lot with mature trees. Only three blocks to the beach. $875,000. Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE: 2bed/2bath turnkey condo with good rental history. Pool, tennis, covered parking, bay access, water views, elevator, future bookings, and new A/C and new roof are just some of the features of this condo. Just bring your ipops and enjoy. Offered at $259,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755. Starting in the high $100s. From Manatee Ave W., turn south on 67th St REAL ESTATE Continued PARADISE: 2BR/2BA IN 55-plus community, turnkey, Ellenton. Rent space includes 20-plus amenities. Pet friendly, ve heated pools, marina. Two miles to I-75, 15 miles to Gulf! $23,500. Bob, 941-721-4890. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217

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THE ISLANDER APRIL 10, 2013 31 Come see us on Historic Bridge Street for all your Real Estate and Vacation Needs. PERICO BAY CLUB TOWNHOUSE2Mstr Sts, Loft, Water View Furnished Lynn Zemmer $229,900 941-730-1294 ON THE BAY !Lg 2Bdr/2Bth,Dock/Boat Lift Opn Floor Plan, Pool Gorgeous Views! $724,900 Lynn 941-730-1294 Edgewatervacationhomes.com | www.solterreproperties.com | Edgewaterrealestateami.comWEST BRADENTON DECORATOR PERFECT!3/3 Split w/Vaul Ceilings-Gorgeous Pool Just waiting for YOU! Lynn, 941-730-1294 Completely Remodeled!! 3/2 Home Like Brand New! Wont Last Long! $1550/mo We Have MANY Seasonal & Vacation Rentals and Great Rates! Stop by TODAY or give us a call to reserve your favorite spot for 2014! 941-778-8104 104 Bridge St., Bradenton BeachHOLMES BEACH LG CORNER LOT DUPLEX2Bd/2Bth & 2Bd/1Bth, New AC, Windows Close to Beach $589,000 730-1294 PERICO I SLAND G EM 2Bdr/2Bth Water View, Clubhouse, Fitness Close to Robinson Pres $199,900 941-778-8104BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME, 150 FT TO BEACH GORGEOUS MASTER SUITE!! CONSTRUCTED 20124BR/4BA FEATURED VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 28

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32 APRIL 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER TRadewinds Beach Resort Tortuga Beach Resort1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217David Teitelbaum 941-812-4226 Liz Codola 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 342161325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 Cozy 540 s/f, one-bedroom, one bathroom cottages and Luxurious 1,400 s/f, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments are available & produce generous income above all operating costs. Outstanding capital growth is extremely possible from these pre-boom level prices.ese tropically furnished, spacious apartments are the best on Anna Maria Island with all the amenities of a luxury resort hotel. Both resorts are professionally managed and are expertly maintained by their condominium associations. e average occupancy & average rate statistics show both resorts out-performing the market by a wide margin. Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092www.tropicisleinn.com1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 342171-877-867-8842www.tortugainn.com 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124www.seasideresort.com 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716www.tradewinds-resort.comMaking Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at a local restaurant, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a courtesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again and again. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go. ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com Bistro Bouillabaisse, Famous Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Prosciutto-Wrapped Chillean Sea Bass with Saffron Beurre Blanc