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Tourism

triumph.

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by FPA
AMI Chamber of
Commerce Medium
Business of the Year

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Offshore

studies.

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VOLUME 21, NO. 27


MAY 8,


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to-table.

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2013 FREE


Cortez Bridge hearing draws opinions


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AsTheWorld Terns
wish all moms a happy
day. Page 6

Greetings
Government calendar.
Page 2


Rotten Ralph facess
eviction. Page 5


Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6
HB readies response
over Mainsail. Page 8


happenings
Community events,
announcements.
Pages 10-14



What to do, where to
go. Page 12

Sbtreelife
Island police blotter.
Page 19


S h@el
Page 21

Play ball! Baseball at
the center. Page 24

Fishing: Migratory,
shark action intensi-
fies. Page 25















Look online at www.
islander.org for
results of the The
Islander reader's poll.


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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
"We came here to get opinions, not give
them," said Brian Williams of the Florida
Department of Transportation.
Williams was speaking at the DOT's April
30 public hearing at Kirkwood Presbyterian
Church, 6101 Cortez Road W., Bradenton,
where the DOT took comments and sugges-
tions on what to do with the aging Cortez
Bridge from the estimated 200 people that
came during the three-hour meeting.
Attendees first filled out a questionnaire
on whether they prefer replacing the bridge or
continuing rehabilitation projects.
For those wanting a new bridge, the
choices included a "high-level fixed bridge,"
a choice that was withdrawn by the DOT in
1992 after opposition from Cortez and Bra-
denton Beach residents and local elected offi-
cials.
Other choices were a mid-level draw-
bridge, a low-level bascule, similar to what
exists and "other."
A comments section also was included on


Cortez resi-
dent Newell
Freeman, left,
talks about the
Cortez Bridge
with the DOT's
Brian Williams
at the April 29
meeting on the
bridge, held at
the Kirkwood
Presbyterian
Church, 6101
Cortez Rd.
West, Braden-
ton. Islander
Photo: Rick
Catlin
years to complete and include an environmental
impact study of all the bridge options.
When the PD&E is finished, the DOT will
present its findings and recommendations at
another public hearing.
PLEASE SEE CORTEZ BRIDGE, PAGE 4


the survey form.
The DOT was careful to state the survey
was only the first step the project, develop-
ment and environment study phase of the
Cortez Bridge review.
Williams said the PD&E will take about two


1st nest: false start


May 9, 1980, dawned but barely on Tampa
Bay. A heavy fog dropped visibility to only a
few yards, and a fast-moving squall was head-
ing toward the mouth of the bay when harbor
pilot Capt. John Lerro and Bruce Atkins, co-
pilot trainee, boarded the Summit Venture in
the Gulf of Mexico to guide the ship to the
Port of Tampa.
The freighter was en route to Tampa to
on-load 28,000 tons of phosphate, then on
to Asia. It was empty as it passed Egmont
Key, its 608-foot-long hull riding high in the
water.
Lerro and Atkins boarded the ship at 6:25
a.m. The ship's master, Capt. Hsuing Chu Lui,
relinquished control of the Summit Venture to
Lerro, who let Atkins take the helm.
As the twin spans of the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge drew near, the squall hit. Visibility
dropped, and a trio of lookouts went to the
bow to watch for the markers that guide ships
through the 800-foot-wide opening of the
bridge. Lerro took over from Atkins.
But as the Summit Venture neared a tricky
turn in the channel, the storm hit with a ven-
geance. The empty ship skittered across the

Mayday,
mayday
The Summit Venture, .
left, with Skyway ...
roadbed on the bow,
and a crushed piling
on the right. A small
boat in the center
assists in the search
for survivors, and the
tug holds the ship at
bay. Islander Photo:
Gene Page III


water under the force of the wind, estimated at
50 mph. A break in the rain provided one of the
most horrible sights a ship captain could imagine
- a bridge abutment loomed out of the darkness
dead ahead, fully 800 feet from where it was
expected to have been.
Lerro ordered the anchor dropped and the
engines full astern. It was too little too late, and
the 19,734-ton ship hit the southbound span's
bridge piling, crumpling the metal roadbed into
the water, at 7:38 a.m.
Car after car after truck after bus drove off
the edge of the bridge until one car, creeping
through the storm, screeched to a halt only 14
inches from the yawning gap. Its four occupants
scrambled for safety and began stopping other
vehicles.
Of the eight passenger vehicles and one
Greyhound bus that went over the edge, only one
person survived the plunge and was pulled to
safety aboard the Summit Venture. On board the
ship, the lone lookout remained at the bow and
survived the bridge span's collapse by ducking
between two huge stanchions. He crawled out
from beneath the 90 feet of roadbed that came
PLEASE SEE SKYWAY DISASTER PAGE 2


Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volun-
teers Kathy Doddridge, left, Marvin and
Lee Zerkel and executive director Suzi Fox
confirm May 2 Anna Maria Island's first sea
turtle nesting attempt of the May-October
nesting season is a false crawl. Islander
Photo: Mark Young

1st of season:

AMI sea turtle

attempts nest
By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Kathy Doddridge never imagined her
first day as an official Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring vol-
unteer would result in finding the island's first
nesting activity.
PLEASE SEE SEA TURTLE PAGE 2


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Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch volunteer Lee Zerkel
verifies a nest contains
loggerhead sea turtle eggs
during last year's sea turtle
nesting season. The nest-
ing activity is documented
and dated for observation
60 days later at hatching
time. Data also is collected
by the state, in part, to
verify sea turtle activities
on Florida's renourished
beaches. Islander File
Photo


SEA TURTLES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Doddridge has been involved with AMITW in the
past, helping when asked, but on her first walk of the
season along Coquina Beach May 2, a clearly visible
turtle track appeared on the sand, leading from the Gulf
of Mexico, up the beach to a dune, with a turnaround
crawl heading back into the water.
It was appropriate that Doddridge was the first to
discover a crawl for the 2013 season. Just before last
year's nesting season was disrupted by Tropical Storm
Debby, Doddridge's husband died.
She wanted to become an official AMITW volunteer
because she finds the early morning walks on the beaches
of AMI healing. She says she has developed a profound
connection between the recovery of the beach after the
tropical storm and her own journey of healing.
"The beach and I will heal together," she said. "It
also helps being involved with AMITW because they are
a nice group of people."
Fox said she first became involved with the turtle
watch organization 30 years ago for similar reasons.
\ y mom had just died," said Fox. "I was looking
for something to do to find that kind of healing purpose


and I found turtle watch. A lot of things have changed
over the years, but one thing that hasn't is the quality
of people who are involved with this organization. It
seems this kind of activity draws the kindest and softest
people."
Doddridge said she was incredibly excited to dis-
cover the crawl in her section on her first walk as an
official volunteer.
According to Fox, the female turtle made her way
onto the beach on the night of May 1, the first official
day of the nesting season, which runs through the end of
October.
"She came in after it stopped raining last night around
8 p.m.," said Fox. "Because it rained, the crawl is very
clear and tells us a lot."
The nest was determined to be a false crawl, but
Fox and AMITW coordinators Lee and Marvin Zerkel
wanted to be sure. It was difficult to tell because the turtle
climbed up the dune into a patch of thick sea oats.
Marvin checked the grass to see if it had been flat-
tened from the crawl or pulled out by the turtle di,''.in,'
with its hind flippers. He dug down into the area just to
be sure, and Fox was confident at that point that it was a


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Best practices for sea turtle
nesting season
It is against the law to disturb sea turtles, hatch-
lings or their nests. Sea turtles are protected by both
the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Florida
Marine Protection Act.
If you see an injured or dead sea turtle, report
the incident to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission at 888-404-FWCC.
Avoid going to the beach at night during sea
turtle nesting season. If you do, avoid using flash-
lights and never use flash photography.
If you see a mother turtle coming onshore,
give her complete right-of-way. Steer clear of her
and remain as far away as possible.
Residents near the beach are reminded to keep
outside lights off, use motion sensors for lighting
on walkways and stairs, and shield interior lights by
closing drapes and blinds.
Respect nesting sites that are clearly marked
and do not disturb the nesting areas. While cleaning
up after your beach visit is always important, it is
especially important during nesting season. Pick up
your litter and dispose of it properly.
Do not erect canopies or put stakes in the beach
in nesting areas. Remove all beach gear, chairs, cano-
pies and tents before nightfall.
If you see anyone disturbing a nest or harassing
a turtle, contact the FWC immediately.
Islanders also can call AMITW executive direc-
tor Suzi Fox at 941-778-5638 to report sea turtles in
distress.

false crawl.
"We are going to mark it and check back in 45 days
just to be sure," she said.
Raccoon tracks were scattered throughout the area,
but the animals apparently had not attempted to dig into
the suspected nest site. Fox said it was another indication
that the turtle had returned to the water without laying
her eggs.
Raccoons are a problem in the Coquina Beach sec-





THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 8, 2013 3 3

Tourism sets another Manatee County tax collection record


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
March 2013 marked the 23rd month of the past 24
that resort tax collections by the Manatee County Tax
Collector's Office exceeded the same month's collections
the previous year.
The resort tax is the 5 percent paid to Manatee County
by property owners on rentals of six months or less.

SEA TURTLES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
tion of AMI. Two years ago, AMITW began to place
cages over nest sites, which has resulted in zero eggs and
hatchlings lost to predators.
After a record 2012 nesting season, Fox and her
small army of AMITW volunteers have been bracing for
another busy season of turtle activity.
Leatherneck season on the east coast of Florida began
early, an indication that the loggerhead season also may
begin early.
A loggerhead turtle laid her eggs on the shoreline
of Longboat Key April 30, and Fox said the season is
already underway up and down the Gulf coast.
"We were expecting a big year so there has been a
lot of anticipation that we would see some early activity,"
said Fox. "We've made sure that we have extra equip-
ment this year and I've asked my volunteers to plan their
vacations differently this year."
Beach renourishment is expected to begin in late
summer and AMITW will need to relocate all nests laid
south of 78th Street in Holmes Beach.
Early nests may not have to be moved because they
should hatch before work begins on the beach.
Fox said she is already holding meetings with Mana-
tee County engineers to keep them up to date on nesting
activity and she'll be reporting any "hot spots" of nesting
activity to the county.
An exact start date for the renourishment project has
not been determined, but it is expected to begin in August.
Fox said the relocation effort will depend on the start
date, but expects any nests due to hatch through July
should be able to stay "where the mother put them," she
said.


Sue Sinquefield of the resort tax collections division
reported $1.492 million was collected in March 2013, a
12.06 percent climb from the $1.344 million in March
2012. The tax is paid one month in arrears.
March collections also brought the year-to-date resort
tax collected to $5.040 million, an 11 percent hike from
the $4.537 million collected during the first six months
of the 2011-12 fiscal year.
A record for resort tax collections of $8.1 million was
set in 2011-12 fiscal year. With six months remaining for
collections in the 2012-13 fiscal year, Sinquefield said it's
possible to surpass the record.
However, she emphasized division agents "aren't
trying to set records, just see that everyone pays what
have they have to pay."
"They seem to be doing a good job," Sinquefield
added. "It's been a wonderful season" for the resort tax
division.
Sinquefield did not identify any specific municipality
but she said some taxes have come from barrier island
property owners who were previously unregistered.
Once discovered for not paying the resort tax, a prop-
erty owner not only must obtain the required licenses and
may have to pay back resort and sales taxes.


Congressman

schedules AMI meet

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key,
will hold a town hall listening meeting for Anna
Maria Island on "jobs, spending and the economy"
in Holmes Beach at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11.
The hour-long event will take place at Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Buchanan's district incorporates Manatee and
Sarasota counties, including Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key.
The meeting is open to the public.
To RSVP, call the district office at 941-951-
6643.


Agents from the resort tax collections office occa-
sionally conduct sweeps of accommodation rentals, look-
ing for properties and owners that are not complying with
the law.
For the barrier islands, Holmes Beach leads the way
in bed tax collections with $391,239, followed by Long-
boat Key with $244,744, Anna Maria at $181,562 and
Bradenton Beach with $147,611.
In March 2013, Anna Maria Island and Longboat
Key together collected $965,156 in resort taxes, 64.7 per-
cent of the total collected. The average of resort tax col-
lections from the two barrier islands the past 24 months
is approximately 62 percent of the total collected.
The 12.6 percent increase in March collections likely
means tourism to the Bradenton area is up around 6.3
percent from the March 2012. For the past 24 months,
tourism has increased at a pace about half of the resort
tax percentage increase.
The resort tax is used to fund the county's share of
beach renourishment projects, the Bradenton Area Con-
vention Center and the Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau, McKechnie Field, the Crosley Estate and
other attractions, as well as advertising and promoting the
area.


U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan greets an audience at
a town hall meeting he hosted Sept. 10, 2011, at
Holmes Beach City Hall. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy





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SKYWAY DISASTER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
to rest only inches above his head.
Recovery of the 35 bodies claimed by the ship's crash
took almost a week. The twisted debris required explo-
sives to break, and cranes were needed to lift the vehicles
to the surface. The force of the crash ripped open the top
of the bus along its length.
Divers recovered many bodies that day and trans-
ported them to Mullet Key's Fort Desoto Park. Others
washed ashore days later. Clearing the channel of debris
so other ships could pass through the bridge channel took
weeks.
The Florida Department of Transportation was taken
to task for not providing adequate protection around
the bridge pilings that could have halted a ship before
it struck the bridge itself. Also, the bridge opening was
too narrow for modern ships to safely navigate, critics
charged.
Even the channel leading to the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge took some heat, as its odd dogleg eastbound was
less than a mile from the span. The marker where the turn
takes place is only seven boat lengths from the bridge,


Ed Chiles, left, Ray
Evans and Jim Kiss-
ick fill out comment
forms at the Florida
Department of Trans-
portation 's April 30
public hearing on the
future of the Cortez
Bridge. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin







CORTEZ BRIDGE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
But already those who fought against a new bridge
in the past were adamant that the only sensible thing for
the DOT to do is to rehabilitate the bridge.
"If they can rehabilitate the Anna Maria Island
Bridge, they can rehabilitate this," said former Braden-
ton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola at the meeting.
Linda Molto opposed the previous DOT effort to
build a new bridge and hasn't changed her stance.
"The only sensible thing is rehabilitate," she said.
Cortez is a federally recognized historic site and the
DOT could not take any land from Cortez that's within
the site boundary, Molto said.
But that leaves open the north side of Cortez Road
West for the bridge approach if the DOT were to even-
tually build a larger bridge with wider approaches, said
Mariners Cove resident Jim Reschenberger.
Mariners Cove condominiums are on 127th Street
West, about 0.4 mile north of the intersection with Cortez
Road and the base of the bridge.
"We would definitely fight any attempt at taking
our land or nearby land," he said. "But I'll probably be
long gone by the time they get around to building a new
bridge."
Also at the meeting was Newell Freeman of Mari-
ners Cove. He agreed it would take about 10 years of
study and more study, then financing, if a high-rise bridge
were to be built.
"Thankfully, I probably won't be around to see it. The
only thing that makes sense is rehabilitation," Freeman said.
But Pierola said there is an alternative.
She harkened back to a 20-year-old study that said
a bridge could be built from the mainland to Coquina
Beach by extending 53rd Avenue West to Tidy Island.
"Have an exit at Tidy Island, then continue on to
Coquina Beach. It's the only place in those waters where
there's no seagrasses to worry about," Pierola said.
Ed Chiles, who owns the BeachHouse Restaurant
about 100 yards south of the Cortez Road/Gulf Drive
intersection, said he might agree with Pierola if either of
his first two preferences were not the one recommended
by the DOT in its PD&E.
Chiles, said his restaurant would be severely impacted
by construction of a high-rise bridge.
But a new, high bridge one that doesn't require
a bascule is still his preference. However, he doesn't
see how the DOT could acquire enough land on the island
side for the approaches, so he is more receptive to a mid-
level bridge built high enough to allow a majority of
boats in the area under the bridge without raising the
draw. Failing that, maybe the DOT could extend 53rd


leaving scant time to make any last-minute course cor-
rections.
The $240 million Sunshine Skyway Bridge of today
was finished in 1987. It does have a sturdy fender system
around its pilings, a wider opening for ships to pass
through, and with the new construction, the channel is
aligned to be more ship-friendly.
Much of the old Skyway the long approaches to
the twin spans was retained as fishing piers, and the
central span's debris used as artificial reefs.
Yet there are few who remember that Mayday and
now drive under the bright yellow girders supporting the
graceful new Skyway who don't peer anxiously left and
right to see if another squall or a freighter is bearing down
on the bridge, and reflect on that early morning years
ago.
It's hard not to remember the past and the early
morning cries on the radio "Skyway disaster, Skyway
disaster. Mayday. Mayday at the Skyway Bridge" -
when now we traverse the long, rising, majestic span
across Tampa Bay.
This story by former Islander editor Paul Roat was


Avenue West to Coquina Beach, he suggested.
The entire issue is about traffic, said Molto.
Pierola pointed out that Longboat Key residents must
use either the Cortez Bridge or the New Pass Bridge in
an evacuation.
Even without that nightmare, she said traffic in Bra-
denton Beach during the winter visitor season is almost
too much for the two-lanes of Gulf Drive and the two-
lane Cortez Bridge, which has no emergency lanes.
"So, we're back to adding a third bridge to the island
at Coquina Beach," Pierola said.
The third bridge concept is favored by Jim Kissick,
a Manatee County native and longtime Bradenton Beach
resident.
"I've got the answer right here," he said at the meet-
ing, "but they never listen to me."
Williams, however, was noncommittal about any of
the options, including a replacement bridge or a third
bridge to another island location.
"We've got a long way to go before we start thinking
along those lines. We have to see first what the people
want," he said.
An informal survey of around 20 people found about
half favored rehabilitation, while others wanted a replace-
ment bridge, either mid-level or low-level. There was
little sentiment found for a high-rise bridge.
Even if a new Cortez Bridge is built, Pierola, Chiles,
and Freeman claim there's no way the DOT can close
it for two years or even two months without creating a
massive traffic problem for Bradenton Beach.
Pierola said closing the Cortez Bridge occurred
around 1999 during a rehabilitation project.
"The DOT said it would close Cortez Bridge for a
month, but it ended up being two months and it was a
mess. Do you think we can trust what they say?" she
asked.
Even after the PD&E study, the DOT must address
funding the bridge. At present, there are no funds in its
five-year plan for design, right of way acquisition or con-
struction. Williams declined to comment on how much
each type of bridge would cost.
The DOT's recommendation for a high-rise bridge
to replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge on State Road
64 also has not been funded more than two years after
the recommendation was announced.
"This meeting is all for show," Pierola said.
"At the end of the day," added Molto, "the DOT will
do what it wants and we'll have to fight all over again."
Freeman and Reschenberger agreed.
"A rehab would only give us another 10 years of
use and eventually a new bridge will be needed. The


published in 2007. Roat, a reporter/photographer at the
former Islander newspaper in 1980, was on the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge shortly after the Summit Venture crashed
into the bridge to record the aftermath of the Skyway
disaster.
For more photos and the original Mayday recording,
go online at www.islander.org.


A man helps to secure the vehicle that stopped short of
cascading into Tampa Bay. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

DOT will do what it wants and it wants to get away from
drawbridges," Reschenberger said.
"I just hope there's not a big fight when this study is
finished," Freeman said.
Williams said the DOT plans a $4 million mainte-
nance project on the bridge in mid-2014 to keep it opera-
tional until a decision is reached on whether it should be
replaced or undergo a more thorough rehabilitation.
One of the DOT chart's at the meeting showed survey
results gathered at the February Cortez Commercial
Fishing Festival where 49 percent favored replacement
and 48 percent wanted rehabilitation. Three percent were
unsure. A total of 355 votes were taken in the survey in
February.
The PD&E study is limited to 0.9 mile from 123rd
Street in Cortez to the Cortez Road/Gulf Drive/State
Road 789 intersection in Bradenton Beach.
The deadline for comments is May 10. Comments
may be mailed to the DOT at P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL,
33831, or telephoned to 863-519-2304.



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Anna Maria City
May 8, 6:30 p.m., EEEC.
May 9, 6 p.m., city commission.
May 23, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
May 15, 2 p.m., planning and zoning meeting.
May 16, 1 p.m., city commission.
May 21, 9 a.m., department head meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
May 14, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 16, 7 p.m., city commission work meeting.
May 28, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 30, 7 p.m., city commission work meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
May 14, 9 a.m., county commission work session
on "How Will We Grow?"
May 21, 9 a.m., county commission.
May 30, 1:30 p.m., budget presentation.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
May 16, 6 p.m., district commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
May 11, 11 a.m., U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan listening
session, Holmes Beach City Hall.
May 15, 3 p.m. Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials at Holmes Beach City Hall. CANCELED.
May 27 is Memorial Day. Most government offices
- and also The Islander will be closed.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 8, 2013 5 5


Rotten Ralph's Restaurant's days on BB pier may be numbered


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Negotiations between Rotten Ralph's Restaurant on
the Historic Bridge Street Pier and the city of Bradenton
Beach are not off to a good start.
The restaurant has been falling further into debt after
failing to make rent in June 2012. The last month conces-
sionaire Dave Russell made a payment to the city was
May 2012.
Tropical Storm Debby's closure of the adjacent day
dock used by boaters is being blamed for the lack of
business to the restaurant, but Russell said once he fell
behind, it was impossible to catch up with the $9,000 a
month rent.
Russell said once the initial fall off in business had
passed, he had the money to pay the rent, but the city
would not take a partial payment.
Almost a year later, there is a dispute in the amount
of money owed to the city. It initially started at $54,000,
jumped to $256,000 when late fees and penalties were
added and, at a May 2 city commission meeting, city
attorney Ricinda Perry said the recalculated amount owed
is $115,000.
Perry said in the spirit of finding a solution, some of
late fees and attorney fees were removed from the bill.
Commissioners voted April 4 to terminate the lease
with Rotten Ralph's and begin the eviction process, but
on April 18, the city delayed eviction for 30 days in order
to make a final attempt to resolve the debt.
In the two weeks since voting to delay the eviction,
Perry said Russell provided a series of options.
Perry said the restaurant has offered to pay the city a
flat fee of $15,000 and will agree not to fight the eviction
and leave amicably. A second offer was to pay the city
$5,000 and turn over some of the restaurant equipment,
and terminate the lease.
The third option was to pay up to date $65,000, what
Russell feels he owes the city, but renegotiate the lease
to guarantee his business will remain on the pier for the
next 15 years.
The fourth option was for Russell to simply walk


People dine outdoors at the Bradenton Beach Historic
Bridge Street Pier's Rotten Ralph's Restaurant. The
city is standing firm that the days for Rotten Ralph's
to remain on the pier are numbered. Islander Photo:
Mark Young

away from it all and not pay the city ani) lingi Russell
and his attorney were not present at the May 2 meeting.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said the restaurant also
owes Waste Pro $14,000 and that if Russell walks away,
the city would be liable for the debt.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse suggested taking the
$65,000 offer, and for Perry to negotiate a shorter lease
term than requested by Russell.
Commissioner Gay Breuler, outspoken against fur-
ther negotiations with the restaurant, said, "We've given
them time and time again. Any other landlord who did not
get rent for almost a year would not have this discussion.
I think we should go right ahead with the eviction."
Perry said it was only a first offer and that the city
could counter the offer at its discretion.
Breuler wasn't in the mood for negotiation.
"Why are we having this discussion? There is no
more time to give and no more money to be wasting,"
she said. "Why are we negotiating anything? Kick them
out and sue them for what they owe us. I think we have
been more than kind for a long time. This is not fair to


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Perry said the problem with taking that route is that
contains only the corporate name.
"I don't see anywhere in the agreement that they
signed individually," she said. "They could go defunct
and the city will get nothing."
Vosburgh said she would agree to take $15,000 and
let Russell walk away from the lease, and Brueler backed
off and agreed with Vosburgh's u kO'_.-lil n
Gatehouse said his vote would remain to accept
$65,000 and renegotiate the lease.
"We have a tenant there," he said. "It's not going to
sit empty for six or eight months and we've recouped
some of our money. To me, this serves the taxpayers
better."
Mayor John Shaughnessy said he does not believe
negotiations will move forward in good faith.
"I met with Mr. Russell and his attorney and I hear
a lot of talk from his attorney like I heard from Mr. Rus-
sell, but I don't see any paperwork," said Shaughnessy.
"At the April 4 meeting, he said he would show up with a
check and he showed up with an attorney instead. I think
these figures they are offering are an insult to the city."
Continued discussion took place on a counter offer.
Vosburgh said the city should ask for the $15,000, as well
as an additional $14,000 to pay Waste Pro, and end the
lease.
Vice Mayor Ed Straight sided with Gatehouse, but
Breuler moved to deliver Vosburgh's recommendation as
the city's counter offer.
Vosburgh, Shaughnessy and Breuler voted "aye"
while Gatehouse and Straight voted "nay," but Shaugh-
nessy was not happy with the direction the discussion
took.
"Why does it feel like we are on the defensive here?"
he asked.
The 30-day eviction extension ends May 18 and the
commissioners next meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., at which
time a final determination of the restaurant's future will
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Remembering mom
Many of us will celebrate Mother's Day May 12.
Most of us will likely celebrate in different ways. For
myself and my daughter, it's almost always brunch,
lunch or dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and
no worries if it happens a day or two before or after the
actual day.
I have my mother to thank for luring me to Anna
Maria Island to the beach just north of the Manatee Public
Beach where a huge seagrape tree provided shade for her
car while she lounged with her toes in the sand.
She sent me a photo she took of her beach appro-
priately labeled "my beach" so I knew the spot.
She found this wonderful place and called it home
back in the early 1970s. However, she had moved from
Virginia to the Midwest in the mid-1950s, to a place
she called a "god-forsaken prairie." Neither of us cared
much for Illinois. I know she yearned for the beach and
her memories of growing up near the Atlantic Ocean.
So a funny thing happened a couple of weeks ago,
when I was in the front office of The Islander helping a
senior visitor who had come to buy two "AMI" stickers,
one for his car and one for his wife's.
He gave a very sincere compliment to the news-
paper, which prompted me to ask if he had been in the
news business.
Indeed, he owned several publications in Virginia,
and I learned his family business is in Virginia Beach.
"That's a coincidence," I said. "I'm from that area.
I was born in Norfolk General Hospital."
He mentioned he'd lived there many years and his
son now runs the business. He now lives part time on
Anna Maria Island.
So I reasoned he might be about my parents' age,
and I said, "You might know my dad," explaining that
he was somewhat well known in the Norfolk area,
having helped form and serve on the board of the sports
authority and also having operated several businesses.
Did you know Leroy Pearson? I asked.
Leroy Pearson? he echoed back. "Why, of course,
I knew Leroy.
Our conversation spawned some fond memories
of my roots, my family and the years my mom and I
lived with my grandparents and great-grandmother in
Portsmouth next door to pro-golfer Chandler Harper.
But it didn't end there.
In fact, he said, "you know, Leroy had an earlier
marriage to a young woman from Portsmouth, and after
their divorce, I dated her."
That was my mom, Joyce, I replied.
Well, he said, I recall she had a little girl.
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Living on an island was a vital part of my wife's
and my decision to move to Anna Maria.
I continue to be baffled by the inconsistency that
comes with people from the north, who try to recreate
manicured grass lawns, plants that fail in this semi-
tropical environment and want more concrete to rep-
licate their northern experiences. If that was so great,
then they need to remain in the concrete jungles.
We live in a house surrounded by sand. After all,
that's what the survival of this spit of land has depended
on forever. The permeability of the base is critical to
assuring that we manage water run-off in the most natu-
ral ways possible. You do not have to travel far to see
what kind of blacktopped-concreted-urbanized beach
strips have popped up around our coasts.
At our home on Willow Avenue, we have a 250
sand-shell mix that packs nicely and is a firm surface
that takes all the rain ever given through its natural
cleansing processes.
Our family and friends have never complained
about our nice firm pathways that remind them they
are on an island. We are firm believers in xeriscape as
a part of water conservation program as well.
If we have any interest in preserving our island
homes and natural feel, let's not go down the imperme-
able concrete/blacktop paths on Pine Avenue.
Let's respect our island and place in perspective our
invasion of this beautiful natural part of the world.
And, oh yes, when is the last time you saw one of
our magnificent island birds pecking and looking for its
natural food on a slab of concrete?
Bob Carter, Anna Maria

Watchdogs
It seems you have to go to sleep with one eye open
in this city. Just when we thought the landscaping plan
for the park at Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard
was laid to rest, we find a new plan was submitted to
include parking and toilets.


We attended the meeting at which the landscap-
ing was offered by a private donor and the plan was
accepted by our commission. So what happened?
Why are we now back to discussing another plan?
Who asked Commissioner Gene Aubry to submit a new
plan?
We didn't initially support the purchase of this
property. However, now that we own it, the city needs
to remember the many comments it received against
any parking there.
Residents made it clear and the commission agreed
that there would be open space and landscaping on the
combined six lots and no parking.
Commissioner John Quam submitted a parking
plan that would provide 15 angled parking spots on
Bay Boulevard. In addition, the city would erect a sign
at the east end of Pine Avenue directing motorists to
Bayfront Park and additional parking over the bridge.
The city has access to more than 100 parking spots at
that park.
Mike Coleman of Pine Avenue Restoration has
repeatedly said we have more parking on Pine Avenue
than ever would be needed.
Businesses benefit from tourism, so if toilets are
needed, then this is the responsibility of the businesses,
not taxpayers.
We ask the commission to remember their moral
obligation is to the taxpayers and vote "no" to parking
and "no" to toilets.
Larry Albert and Linda Kapisak, Anna Maria
Editor's note: The letter was accompanied with a
note stating it was the source of comments by Aubry at
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Arvida's hesitation. Arvida had site-plan approval from
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8 0 MAY 8, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

HB readies official response to Mainsail petition ...


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff received
no objections from commissioners at an April 30 special
meeting to address the city's response to Mainsail's peti-
tion for relief.
The petition was filed with the city April 18 seeking
relief from the commission's 3-2 vote to
revoke the site plan for a development
project at 5325 Marina Drive.
l The petition, filed by Sarasota
attorney Robert Lincoln on behalf of
Mainsail, accuses the city of violating
Petruff its own procedures in revoking the site
plan and that the commission lacked
authority to make the decision, saying the decision
belongs to the mayor and building official.
The petition was filed under the Bert J. Harris Act,
which allows a property owner to seek relief from a gov-
ernment agency that burdens a property's existing use.
Petruff said the purpose for the city's response is
to set forth, in reasonable detail, why the governmental
action was taken. In this case, it was the vote to revoke
the Mainsail site plan.
"The response doesn't have to go blow by blow,"
said Petruff. "Quite frankly, Mr. Lincoln did not format
the petition in a manner that lends itself with a complaint-
by-answer format."
Petruff said the response she drafted meets state stat-
ute requirements, providing a reasonable argument for the
city's actions and providing the special master mediating
the case with the necessary information.
Petruff attached several exhibits to the response,
including the minutes of all public hearings associated
with the Mainsail project.
"The minutes are very detailed and contain a lot of
the evidence you heard that you based your decision on,"
said Petruff. "I think it will be satisfactory for the purpose


it's intended to be."
The response claims Mainsail abandoned the prop-
erty and its proposed project violates the city's land
development code.
"The site has been abandoned and no construction
activity has occurred since 2007 except for minor work
related to the boat docks," Petruff wrote. "Installation
Sof the pilings and footers for the pri-
Si mary uses was completed in December
2006. The site has since been allowed
i I to deteriorate, resulting in an eyesore
for adjacent property owners and the
city."
Grossman Petruff noted Mainsail only filed
two permits with the city. One is for
installing six boat docks and the other for a sign.
She also said the certificate of liability insurance
required by the lease Mainsail has with the city for a
portion of the property expired in June 2012, although it
was not listed as a reason to revoke the site plan.


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"That wasn't an\ Illtiig you had under consideration
that night, however, I think it's relevant," she said.
Petruff closed the city's response by saying the Main-
sail site plan no longer complies with the LDC.
"I just want to be real clear that we are dealing with
a really old site plan," she said. "Nothing has happened
in a really long time."
Commissioner Marvin Grossman said he read
through Petruff's response to the petition three times.
"I feel really comfortable with it," he said. "I think
you hit most of the points."
The other commissioners agreed.

The proceeding
Grossman asked Petruff to explain the procedure
once it starts.
Petruff said property owners determined by a prop-
erty appraiser to have adjoining property to the Mainsail
site, as well as citizens who spoke at the public hearings
will receive notice of the hearing.
"People who get the notice have a certain amount
of time to request to participate in the hearing," said
Petruff.
"They do not have the right to participate with full
party status," she said. "They won't be at the table. At
some time during the proceeding, the special master will
set time aside to listen to the views of those people who
choose to participate."
Petruff said the special master will set a convenient
time and place for the hearing to accommodate both par-
ties, which is expected to take about 45 days.
Once the hearing is scheduled, the city will have
designated representatives at the proceeding.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino suggested since the
vote on the Mainsail project was split, one representa-
tive from each side of the vote be selected to attend and
represent the city.
Mayor Carmel Monti was selected, and Commis-
sioner Judy Titsworth, who voted to revoke the site plan,
volunteered to represent the city at the hearing.
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and makes selection of special master for Mainsail mediation


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach selected Steven M. "Steve" Seibert
at an April 30 special meeting to serve as special master
to preside over the city's dispute with Mainsail.
Attorney Robert Lincoln, on behalf of Mainsail,
served the city with a petition for relief April 18 after
the commission voted 3-2 March 26 to revoke Mainsail's
site plan for a project on Marina Drive to build a lodge,
restaurant and other amenities.
As part of the process, the city was required to send
its options for a special master.
Commissioners approved three recommendations of
Seibert, Carlos Alvarez and Dennis Stotts, but Mainsail
objected to Stotts, a senior attorney at Lewis, Longman &
Walker. Stotts has performed mediation work in the city
of Anna Maria, and Petruff previously noted that Stotts
had little experience in a proceeding like the one before
the city.
Mainsail did not object to Seibert or Alvarez, leaving
the city the right to choose from two attorneys.

MAINSAIL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
given her participation in the process as an adjoining
property owner.
Titsworth said the ethics commission did not find a
reason why she should not participate, but Petruff said it
could be a rallying cry for the opposing side and cause
unnecessary delays to the process.
No commissioner objected to Titsworth representing
the city.
Petruff continued to explain the proceeding, saying
the first duty of the special master will be to determine
if finding common ground is possible for the project to
move forward.
"He will spend a lot of time on that," she said. "There
will be breakout rooms available where he can discuss
possible solutions with both parties."
If mediation appears impossible, the proceeding will
enter a second phase that is more "trial like," according
to Petruff, who said the special master will take evidence,
testimony and listen to witnesses.
"At the end, he makes his recommendation to this
commission," she said. "The recommendation can take
several formats. However, the commission can choose
not to go along with the recommendation, in which case
the decision is ripe for litigation."
Commission Chair Jean Peelen wanted to know how
the city's representatives would negotiate without input
from the rest of the commission.
Petruff suggested a series of work sessions, if nec-
essary, to set some parameters of what the commission
would and would not be comfortable with in a possible
solution.
Monti agreed, saying, "We still have the same exact
voting scenario we did before. I think we need to pre-
pare to see what parameters are acceptable and what are
not."


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"They are both highly qualified,
S both are acceptable to Mainsail and
myself," said Petruff. "Both also quoted
the same price of $300 an hour."
Commissioners were initially
divided in their recommendation. Com-
Seibert mission Chair Jean Peelen and Com-
missioner Judy Titsworth agreed that
Seibert had the most experience.
Commissioners Pat Morton and Marvin Grossman said
either recommendation would be a good pick, and relented
from recommending Alvarez to give Petruff a unanimous
consensus to notify Seibert that he has the job.
"Tomorrow I will send a copy of the petition infor-


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry pre-
sented at the May 2 city commission meeting an offer
to dismiss the lawsuit from Holmes Beach city attorney
Patricia Petruff.
The saga began with a 2008 Bradenton Beach quit-
claim deed to the Sandpiper Resort mobile home park.
The property is on the northern border of the two cities.
Holmes Beach initially objected to the quitclaim,
but took no action until 2011, when the resort installed
fences, locked gates and posted private property signs at
its border with Holmes Beach on 27th Street.
Holmes Beach filed a lawsuit to nullify the quitclaim,
but initial court rulings did not go in its favor.
The November 2012 election swept in new Holmes
Beach officials, who, along with Commissioner Jean
Peelen, pledged to end the dispute.
At various meetings in both cities, the mayors made
tentative announcements that the suit was coming to an
end, but negotiations continued as new obstacles surfaced
at every turn.
The two cities were prepared to end the suit early
this year, but Bradenton Beach wanted it dismissed with
prejudice, meaning legal action over the disputed prop-
erty could never be taken again.
Perry said Petruff could not agree to that for her
client Holmes Beach.
"I know this commission was concerned about final-
ity," said Perry. "This says without prejudice. That means
at some time in the future, this could be filed again."
Before asking for direction from the commission,
Perry thanked Mayor John Shaughnessy for his tireless
work even before he took office to amicably resolve the
situation.
Perry said Shaughnessy singlehandedly made more
progress than the two city attorneys did in resolving the
dispute.
Shaughnessy thanked Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel
Monti in particular for his efforts on the other side of the
fence to help resolve the matter.


mation and the city's response to Mr. Seibert, requesting
him to be the special master," said Petruff.
Seibert is the founding member of TriSect LLC, a
strategy consulting firm focusing on civic innovation in
both the public and private sectors.
He was selected by former Gov. Jeb Bush in 1996 to
lead Florida's Department of Community Affairs. During
his service, Bush called Seibert an "Outstanding public
servant."
He went on to serve in various capacities for the
state.
He also has been a Florida Supreme Court certified
mediator for 20 years. He is a recipient of the Excellence
in Mediation award, among his accomplishments.


"We've been working on this for a long time with
the past and present commission of Holmes Beach," said
Shaughnessy. "It's been a struggle."
Shaughnessy said he is pleased to see the matter
coming to a close.
"Mayor Monti and I have met on several occasions
and have come to terms, and then legal counsel from
Holmes Beach always seemed to raise more concerns,"
said Shaughnessy "The only change Holmes Beach legal
would not agree to is the permanent finality. I will agree
to this document as presented so we can move on."
Shaughnessy and Commissioner Gay Breuler had to
recuse themselves from the vote, but Shaughnessy con-
tinued attempts to resolve the matter.
"Sandpiper will agree to this, too," he said. "I appre-
ciate the efforts of all those in the city who worked to
resolve this and the candor of Mayor Monti and the
Holmes Beach commission."
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse moved to approve the
agreement to dismiss the lawsuit without prejudice. It
passed 3-0.
In other matters, commissioners voted 4-1 to accept a
proposal from Arthur K. Peters of Gainesville to become
the city's telecommunications consultant.
The city parted ways with Lawrence "Rusty" Monroe
after failed negotiations to retain him as the consultant,
and after months of challenging Monroe's ordinance.
The matter became contentious at times with Gate-
house saying the ordinance provided too much power and
financial control to Monroe.
The city amended its ordinance to meet its own needs
last month after officially parting ways with Monroe.
Peters was the only one to respond to the RFP and
Vosburgh said she was not comfortable with hiring the
only bidder. "I don't like the idea that we only had one,"
she said.
His bid includes a fee of $150 an hour, capped at
eight hours a day, but also includes $75 for travel.
Breuler moved to accept the RFP with Gatehouse sec-
onding the motion. The motion passed 4-1 with Vosburgh
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Kids' fishing tournament set
The Manatee Fish & Game Association will present
the 27th annual Jerry Hill Kids Free Fishing Tournament
Saturday, May 11, in Palmetto on the Green Bridge fish-
ing pier.
The tournament is catch-and-release and open to
children ages 7-14.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the tournament
at 8 a.m.
There will be a free lunch at 10 a.m., followed by an
awards ceremony at 10:45 a.m.
For more information, call Legend Fishing Charters
at 941-794-2806.

Senior Adventures
makes May plans
The Senior Adventures group has plans in May for
events at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St.,
Bradenton Beach, and also outings.
Plans include:
10 a.m., Sunday, May 12, meeting at Annie Silver
to carpool to a Ski-A-Rees Water Ski performance at the
Sarasota Power Squadron adjacent to Mote Marine on
city island in Sarasota.
10 a.m., Friday, May 17, meet at Annie Silver for a
demonstration on planting an herb garden. Also, there will
be a potluck dinner, with participants sharing dishes.
Friday, May 31, meeting to celebrate the group's
four-year anniversary, but plans are still being made.
For more information, call Pat Gentry at 941-962-
8835.


Sister Keys cleanup planned
Sarasota Bay Watch's annual cleanup of Sister Keys
will take place Saturday, May 11.
The boating and volunteer event will begin with reg-
istration at 8 a.m. at the Mar Vista restaurant, 760 Broad-
way St., Longboat Key. Participation will be limited to
75 people.
To sign up online, go to www.sarasotabaywatch.
org.
The cleanup on Sister Keys, which is reached only
by boat, will begin at about 9 a.m. Afterward, the Mar
Vista will host a lunch for the crew.
For more information, call SBW at 941-918-2700.

Join Duffy's team to
Adopt-A-Duck for girls
Duffy's Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
is a partner in the Pace Center for Girls spring fundraiser
called Adopt a Duck.
Pace provides education, counseling, training and
advocacy for girls and young women.
Duffy's is helping to sell duck adoptions $5 for
one adoption, $20 for a "quack pack" of five ducks and
$100 for a flock of 30 ducks to raise money for the
program
The "ducks" will "race for pace" May 11 and the
person holding the number of the winning duck will win
a 2013 Buick Verano from Conley Buick GMC.
To adopt a duck on the island, go to Duffy's and join
its team. For more information about the program or the
Lucky Ducky Race for Pace, call 941-751-4566.


Outer space film series at South Florida Museum
The South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bra- June 14: "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
denton, is screening outer space flicks for its spring film from 2005.
series. June 21: "District 9" from 2009.
The museum is showing movies Fridays at 6 p.m. June 28: "Attack the Block" from 2011.
through June 28. Admission is $5 for non-members, $3 for mem-


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* May 10: "It: The Terror from Beyond Space" from The museum also hosts:
8. "Think+drink" science programs on the second
* May 17: "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" from Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
8. A star talk on most fourth Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
* May 24: "Little Shop of Horrors" from 1986. Family nights on most first Saturdays 4-8 p.m.
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The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Anna
Maria Island will take place May 10-11 at Coquina Beach
in Bradenton Beach.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, and
end at noon Saturday, May 11.

research, as well as early detection and prevention pro
grams and patient services.
Participants will walk the track through the night,
often taking a "theme" lap in pajamas, in "crazy" hats,
in three-legged races.
The relay will begin with more serious but celebra-
The relay will begin with more serious but celebra-


Rotary to host
Swedish student
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will host
Swedish high school student Marisa Ling Brannlund
talking about her school year in the United States during
a luncheon meeting Tuesday, May 14.
The meeting will take place at noon at the Beach-
House Restaurant.
Marisa, who has attended Braden River High School
and resided with an American family for the year, will
talk about "her introduction to American football, an end-
less summer compared to the three-month Swedish
summer and life as an American teenager."
For more information, call Jim Dunne at 941-778-
4060.

St. Bernard readying for
rummage sale
The St. Bernard Catholic Church Council of Catholic
Women will hold its end-of-season rummage sale Friday,
May 17, and Saturday, May 18.
Hours for the sale at the church activity center, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, are 9 a.m.-noon.
Organizers promise lots of merchandise cloth-
ing, including boutique items; books, jewelry, glassware,
housewares and more.
The CCW also will be selling coffee and pastries.
For more, call the church at 941-778-4769.


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for Life of Anna
Maria Island,
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benefit cancer society
tory laps cancer survivors will take the first lap around
the sandy track and then will be joined by caregivers.
Survivors also will come together for a dinner catered
by the Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar, with dessert served
by the Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players.
The overnight at Coquina also will feature 50/50
drawings, silent auctions, entertainment and a luminaria
ceremony at 9 p.m.
Organizers hope to raise at least $42,000.
For more information about participating in the relay
or supporting the walkers, call Aly Kerwin at the Ameri-
can Cancer Society at 941-328-3775.

Norwood, Moreira wed
John Norwood and Adriana Moreira were married
April 27 at the home of the bridegroom's father, John
and wife Nicki Norwood of Palma Sola, whose daughter
Lilia Rose was ring bearer.
Attendees included the bridegroom's family: mother
Patty Austin and her husband Michael of Tampa; his sis-
ter's family Tina and Joe Hampton and children, Chris-
tian, Daniel, Ethan and Sarah of Newland, N.C.; grand-
mother, Carolyne Norwood of Anna Maria; aunt and
uncle Linda and Joe Kinnan of Bradenton; uncle Nick
Norwood of Miami and uncle Bill and Connie Norwood
of Bradenton.
Members of the bride's family included father Regis
and his wife Regina Moreira of Sarasota, as well as cous-
ins, aunts and uncles.
Angelita Stephens officiated.
The newlyweds are living in Bradenton and plan a
trip to Brazil to visit family and friends who were unable
to attend the wedding.
Norwood-Moreira

LBK Centre offers shopping
pleasures for mom's day
The Centre Shops of Longboat Key have organized
a day of fun for Mother's Day, May 12.
The mid-key shopping center at 5380 Gulf of Mexico
Drive will host an outdoor festival featuring vendors
selling antiques, art, jewelry, collectibles and crafts. The
event will include sidewalk sales by Centre shop mer-
chants, and includes a wine tasting, food and live music
- all free.
For vendor information, contact Stephanie at Steff's
Stuff Antiques, 941-383-1901 or email her at buttercu-
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Benefit set for BBPD officer
The Drift In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, will
host a benefit 1-7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, for Bradenton
Beach Police Officer Erik Hill, who was injured on the
job earlier this year.
Hill is recovering and expected to return to duty, first
to a desk job and then to patrols.
A poster for the outdoor benefit invites people to
"drift in by the bay" for food, fun, raffles and entertain-
ment. There will be raffles and the Drift will be offer-
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Wednesday, May 8
2 p.m. Estate planning program, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Thursday, May 9
8 p.m. The Island Players' opening of "37 Postcards" which
continues through May 19, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

Friday, May 10
2 p.m. -Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meeting, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
6341.
6 p.m. through the night American Cancer Society Relay
for Life on Anna Maria Island, Coquina Beach, 2200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. Continues until noon May 11. Information: 941-
328-3775.

Saturday, May 11
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
10 a.m. Island origami gathering, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Sunday, May 12
Today is Mother's Day.

Monday, May 13
8:12 p.m. Official sunrise time.

Tuesday, May 14
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meet-
ing, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Information: 941-794-8044.

Wednesday, May 15
6 p.m. -A Mana-Tweens meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Off-island
Saturday, May 11
8 a.m. Manatee Miles walk, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th
St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-4501.
8 a.m. Manatee Fish & Game Association's Jerry Hill Kids
Free Fishing Tournament, Green Bridge fishing pier, Palmetto. Infor-
mation: 941-794-2806.

Ongoing
SThrough Aug. 31, Bradenton Marauders baseball, McKechnie
Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-


747-3031.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
941-708-6130.
First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1541.
First Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book Club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext.
6318.
Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
tion: 941-778-1541.
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information:
941-746-4131.
Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies.
Information: 941-778-1541.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., startalk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Friday, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie
Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Some
events on other days too. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-
8835.
Friday through June 28, 6 p.m., They Came From Outer
Space spring film series, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-
3132.
Saturday, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
*Weekends, through Oct. 20, ranger-led kayak tours, De Soto
National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton.
Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105.


Encore for
'Postcards'
The Island Players final
play of its 64th season is a
repeat from its 50th season.
"37 Postcards" by Michael
McKeever, will open May
9 and run through May 19,
including two matinee perfor-
mances. Some of the key play-
ers on stage and behind the
scenes are returning for the
2013 production. For tickets,
call the box office at 941-778-
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Third Sundays, through May, 9-11 a.m., Junior Audubon,
Manatee Audubon Society, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave.
E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.
Monday, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meets, Fisherman's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W, Cortez. Informa-
tion: 941-254-4972.
*Third Mondays, through May, noon,Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club lunch meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria duplicate bridge, Episco-
pal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-794-8044.

Coming up
May 18, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Save the date
June 1, the Atlantic hurricane season begins. Be prepared.
June 1-2, Islandwide Blood Drive, location to be
announced.
July 4, the Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day
Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park, and Scholarships
Awards Party at Manatee Public Beach.

Calendar announcements
Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org.
Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief
description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for
submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-
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Pine time
The May 4
Food and Wine
on Pine event,
a sampling of
area restaurants,
wine and craft
beers, attracted
good weather
and crowds
May 4. The
event included
craftspeople
selling wares and
costumed volun-
teers posing as
early Anna Maria
settlers. Islander
Photos: Edna
Tiemann


Trading places
Organists Eric Spen-
cer, left, and Jim John-
ston are trading places
this month. Johnston
is bound for London
and Spencer will play
the organ at Roser
Memorial Community
Church May 12.


Socializing
The Islander has an active Facebook community
of more than 2,400 users, so we're sharing some of
the conversations we've 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.
The Islander also allows website comments.


Wellness coach hosts program
Vitamin Seas Health Food, 3228 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host nutrition and wellness coach
Alec Grae for a program on "discovering the true com-
ponents of health, wellness, vitality and longevity."
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.
Because space is limited, reservations are required.
For more information or to RSVP, call 941-778-
5015.


Food and Wine on Pine volunteers deliver talks about
their characters, including Priscilla Seewald, left, as
Lena Phelps, the island school's first teacher and prin-
cipal, and Peggy Powell as early settler Mary Bean
Hall to (Cl, ,. Carlson, a guest at the May 4 event.


Island organist switching

seats at the keys
Two organists one who plays at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church in Anna Maria and another who
plays in churches in England and Cape Town, South
Africa are switching places this month.
Jim Johnston is the organist and director of music
ministries at Roser.
Eric Spencer is the organ player for Saint George's,
an Anglican Episcopal Cathedral in Cape Town, where
he moved with his wife in 2011.
Johnston thought of swapping positions with another
organist after meeting a couple overseas and hearing
about "house-swapping," according to a news release.
He advertised in a musical journal and connected
with Spencer.
Spencer will play at Roser, 512 Pine Ave., at 10 a.m.
Sunday, May 12,
Johnston will leave for London May 9.
For more information, call Roser at 941-778-0414.





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Bradenton Beach Bay Drive roundabout gets do-over


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach's National Arbor Day celebration
didn't go as expected, but did go well, according to Keep
Manatee Beautiful executive director Ingrid McClellan.
For months, the plan was to landscape the Bridge
Street/Gulf Drive roundabout, but delays in receiving
permission from the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion forced a last-minute change of plans.
The city has two roundabouts serving Bridge Street
at both the east and west ends of the street.
Initially, the planned celebration was to move for-
ward with a design to show the public what the western
roundabout at Gulf Drive will look like, but complaints
lingered from the January Florida Arbor Day Project at
the Bridge Street east roundabout at Bay Drive.
The focus then shifted back to the east roundabout


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to the city and required only city approval.
Some residents in the area expressed disappointment
with the east roundabout's sparse landscaping following
the January project's completion.
Landscape designer Mike Miller said at a March
meeting of the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee that
the budget for the east roundabout was minimal.
Bridge Street Merchants member Jake Spooner, who
owns the Fish Hole Adventure Golf and Island Bazaar,
said the merchants could come up with funding for the
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east roundabout for the April 26 celebration and the west
roundabout project will be scheduled for the Florida
Arbor Day celebration in January 2014.
"Our original plan was to complete the new landscap-
ing to the Bridge Street west circle, plus add palms and
native ground cover to the east circle," McClellan said.
Since more complete plans are needed to obtain a permit
from DOT, we were only able to add to the east circle."
The Bay Drive roundabout received three sabal
palms and 18 new plants.

New dune done
Following the Arbor Day ceremony, Ed Chiles invited
those in attendance to the newly constructed dune next
to his BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., and
across from city hall.
The dune is part of a joint development agreement
between Chiles' ELRA restaurant corporation and the
city.
The agreement includes building about a dozen new
parking spaces for the restaurant and about five spaces
for the city. However, that part of the project remains in
litigation due to a lawsuit that seeks to stop the parking
lot. The suit claims the parking lot is a violation of the
city's land development code and comprehensive plan.
Chiles agreed to move forward with the dune prior to
the parking situation being resolved in order to have it in
place in time for sea turtle nesting season, which began
May 1.
The dune also satisfies the city's flood mitigation plan
by providing tidal surge protection to city hall.
ELRA is picking up the lion's share of the project
cost. In exchange, the city agreed to the parking lot.
The joint development agreement has been in litiga-
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of the joint development agreement project must be
removed. While the suit takes no issue with the dune,
the parking spaces and the dune were a combined project,
which was rejected in April 2012 by the planning and
zoning board.
Arbitration was offered to the city to resolve the dis-
pute, but thus far the city has refused arbitration and the
case continues. City attorney Ricinda Perry was open to
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A parking lot under construction on the south side of
Manatee Avenue/State Road 64 just west of the Perico
Bayou Bridge on the Palma Sola Causeway will
provide access for visitors to the Robinson Preserve.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Preserve gains parking lot
A parking lot for visitors who want to access the
Robinson Preserve from Manatee A,\ k iiu, State Road 64
near the Perico Bayou Bridge on the Palma Sola Cause-
way is under construction, Manatee County Department
of Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker said.
Visitors using the lot will access a walkway taking
them under the bridge to reach the preserve, avoiding the
Manatee Avenue traffic, he said.
The lot is costing about $100,000 to construct and
will be of crushed shell. It should be completed by the
end of May, Hunsicker said.
For information on the project and the preserve, con-
tact Hunsicker at 941-748-4501, ext. 4602.

Buttonwoods for bayfront
To celebrate National Arbor Day, two
Manatee County Parks and Recre-
ation workers, left, gather April 26 in
Bayfront Park to plant a buttonwood
tree. They are joined by Bill Malfese
of Anna Maria's public works depart-
ment, Jorge Acevedo of the National
Park Service, Mayor Sue Lynn, Ingrid
McClellan of Keep Manatee Beautiful
and Manatee County Commissioner
John Chappie. In the back row are
George McKay, left Gary Thorpe and
Peter Piir of the public works depart-
ment. Manatee County S'i, i ,f's Deputy
. ---. Steve Stewart also attended.


HBPD feeds Carleton

fraud case to feds
The Holmes Beach Police Department has announced
that Michael Carleton, formerly of Coastline Realtors, is
under investigation by the U.S. Postal Service and the
U.S. Department of Justice.
Carleton lost his real estate license in March follow-
ing a three-count complaint related to a $10,000 escrow
deposit paid to Carleton in 2012 for a property at 106
55th St., Holmes Beach.
Carleton failed to register the escrow account into
his beach rental company, Coastline Accommodations.
Coast Line Accommodations has had 60 complaints
filed against it and HBPD has been investigating those
cases. The primary complaint against Carleton is double
booking rental properties and failing to refund all or the
majority renters' deposits.
Carleton's business in Holmes Beach shut down a
few months ago and his business address changed to a
Sarasota address.
A press release from HBPD Police Chief Bill Tokajer
said the investigation has been turned over to federal
agencies.
"When criminal charges are filed," the chief said,
"Michael Carleton will be charged with federal charges
and prosecuted in the federal court system."
Anyone who had business with Carleton or his rental
company and has had similar experience is asked to contact
HBPD or the U.S. Postal Service.
Postal Inspector Alexandra Papageorge can be
reached at 813-281-5237 or apapageorge@uspis.gov.
HBPD can be reached at 941-708-5804.

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Road/State Road 684 from 102nd Street West to 119th
Street West.
Maintenance crews will be trimming trees around
street lights, a Florida Department of Transportation
press release said.
From 8 p.m.-6 p.m. weeknights, crews will be
repairing the sidewalk from 75th Street West in
Bradenton westward along Manatee Avenue to the
Perico Bayou Bridge. Motorists can expect intermit-
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The DOT is continuing its maintenance project on
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Obituaies

Marion 'Sam' Bell
Marion "Sam" Bell, 75, died May 2 after a long battle
with cancer. He was a native of Cortez, bor Sept. 11,
1939, the youngest son of the late Manly and Floy Bell.
He was a descendant of some of the
early settlers, the Taylor and Bell fami-
lies, of Cortez.
He was a 1957 graduate of Manatee
County High School, and was a gradu-
ate from the charter class of both Mana-
Bell tee Junior College and the University
of South Florida-Tampa. He was a
Freemason, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a
Shriner.
His passions were his family and the village of
Cortez. His interests included classical music, reading,
travel, volunteering at the Florida Maritime Museum
and for other causes, and his many friends. He will be
remembered for his sense of humor, his willingness to
help others and his wit.
Karen Riley-Love of Cortez, former director of the
FMM, said "the passing of Sam Bell will leave a void
in our village. He was passionate about the history of
Cortez, and served as president of the Cortez Village His-
torical Society. He was an irreplaceable volunteer at the
Florida Maritime Museum.
"The museum, housed in the 1912 Cortez school-
house, is where Sam attended school as a child. He shared
his personal memories and the village history as a docent
from the time the museum opened, volunteering at least
three days a week. When I was museum director, Sam
was to me a teacher, a guide, a historian and a friend. I
will miss him greatly."
Mr. Bell's career consisted of work at Honeywell
Aerospace, where he was production coordinator for the
inertial guidance platform for the Gemini two-man space
program. He then began a career marketing consumer
products, from paper to toiletries, for several companies.
During the 14 years prior to his retirement, he helped
introduce self-testing of blood glucose to the American
market.
Services were private. Brown & Sons Funeral
Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel was in charge
of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to
Tidewell Hospice or Cortez Village Historical Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.brownand-
sonsfuneral.com.
Mr. Bell is survived by his wife of almost 50 years,
Kathleen Glidden; sons Kevin of New Port Richey and
Nathaniel J. of Tampa; grandsons Nathaniel G., Sebastian
and Keaton C.; and brother Ronald T. and wife Rosa Lee
of Greensboro, N.C.


Capt. Julian M. Fernandez
Capt. Julian Manuel Fernandez, of Anna Maria and
formerly of Miami and Tampa, died
April 26. He was bor Oct. 31, 1922, in
Arvada, Colo., and grew up in Tampa,
the son of the late Jose and Nicolasa
Fernandez.
Capt. Fernandez loved Anna Maria,
Fernandez where he had visited with family since
an infant. He reminisced about crossing
to the island by ferry. The family initially came with a
tent before vacation homes were built. When he married,
he brought his bride to honeymoon in Anna Maria.
He retired from a 50-year career as a merchant
seaman in 1992 to fulfill his dream of returning to the
island as a fulltime resident.
He graduated in 1940 from Hillsborough High School
in Tampa and then went to U.S. Maritime Service Officer
Candidate School in New London, Conn.
During WWII, he saw duty in both the Atlantic and
Pacific theaters. He served in all deck capacities in the
U.S. Merchant Marine and survived having two of his
ships torpedoed.
He graduated as ensign with a third mate unlimited
ocean license in 1944. He attended various schools to
prepare for U.S. Coast Guard examinations to upgrade his
license to second mate, chief mate and master, all oceans
unlimited. In 1945, at age 22, he became the youngest
captain for Waterman Steamship Corp. of Mobile, Ala.
In 1954 he was appointed pilot for the Port of Miami.
He served as chairman from 1960 until retirement in
1980, at which time, he held 10 master's licenses.
In 1955, he was appointed by Gov. Leroy Collins to
the Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners and served as
until 1980.
He then served as chief of cruise operations for the
Port of Miami. He chaired numerous conventions and
seminars all over the world on piloting and port-related
matters. He consulted with Disney Corp. in the creation
of its cruise line. He also opened the South American
market for an international company that built gantry
cranes, which brought new industry and economic boosts
to smaller ports.
He also was a member of the Society of Naval Archi-
tects and Engineers; The Propeller Club, Port of Miami;
president of OpSail Miami; director of the Dade Marine
Institute; vice president, Marine Council; member Amer-
ican Pilots Association; president and chairman of the
Florida Maritime Museum, Council of American Master
Mariners; and served on the board of directors of Sea-
man's International Park, Miami.
He was a member of the Rotary Club of Miami and,
as a Mason, a 69-year member of the Universal Lodge
#178, F.&A.M, Tampa. He was 32 Degree, Scottish Rite,


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Miami, and Mahi Shrine Temple (Ambassador Corps),
Miami.
Services were May 3 in Tampa. Officers of the Uni-
versal Lodge #178, F&AM, Tampa, conducted the tradi-
tional farewell service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners
Hospital for Children, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa FL
33612, or the charity of one's choice.
Capt. Fernandez is survived by his wife of 53 years,
Carolyn Davis; nieces and nephews Carroll, Julia and
Jennifer Sloan; and his beloved pets, Bubba, Olivia and
Sammy. He also leaves many friends and his caregivers,
who became dear friends and companions.


Charles Robert 'Bob' Graeber
Charles Robert "Bob" Graeber, 87, chief warrant
officer, U.S. Army, retired, died April 24. He is a former
resident of Anna Maria, having lived aboard his boat at
Galati Marine for some 10 years.
He served honorably in the U.S. Army
for 30 years, including during World
War II and two tours in Vietnam. He
was awarded the Bronze Star Medal,
Air Medal and Meritorious Service
Graeber Medal.
Visitation and services were May 1
in SanAntonio, Texas. Interment was held with honors at
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Condolences may
be made online at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com
Mr. Graeber is survived by his son, Robert Douglas;
daughter Charlene and husband Larry Green of Braden-
ton; granddaughter Dorothy Christine Rowan and her
partner C.J. Dambria; grandson Robert David and wife

Harvey F. Schwallie
Harvey F. Schwallie, of Wellsfleet, Mass., and
Holmes Beach, died in March 2013. He was born Nov.
23, 1935, in Cincinnati.
Mr. Schwallie graduated from Marietta College
in 1958. He started a career in sales at National Blank
Book Company in Holyoke. From there, his sales career
took him to the Grumbacher Company. The height of his
career was spent with Mont Blanc Writing Instruments,
where he served as North American sales manager. He
retired in 1996 to his home on Cape Cod.
Services were in Massachusetts. Arrangements were
by Ryder Funeral Home of South Hadley, Mass. Memo-
rial donations may be made in care of Dr. Robert Mayer,
GI Cancer Research Fund, Dana Farber Contribution Ser-
vices, 10 Brookline Place West, Sixth Floor, Brookline
MA 02445, or a charity of choice.
Mr. Schwallie is survived by his wife of 54 years,
Barbara; children Mark, John, Tia Schabot and Cho-Ae;
and grandchildren Dylan, Madelynne, Lucas, Emilia,
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Thomas Lee Snell
Thomas Lee Snell, 77, of Seffner and formerly a
40-year resident of the city of Anna Maria, died April
19.
Mr. Snell was a veteran of the U.S.
Marine Corp. He was an accomplished
horticulturist.
Arrangements were by Stowers
Funeral Home, www.stowersfh.com.
Mr. Snell is survived by son Gary
Snell Grant and wife Debbie; daughters
Lorelda and husband Mark McKinney,
Sondra and husband Cameron Dakin and Cheryl Maddox;
grandchildren Jason, Garrett, Grant, Ethan Dakin and
Corynne McKinney; and great-grandson Owen Dakin.

Elizabeth 'Liz' Troutman
Elizabeth "Liz" Troutman, 84, longtime resident of
Bradenton, died April 23 in San Ramon, Calif. She was
born Dec. 5, 1928, in Maryland.
Mrs. Troutman graduated from the University of
Maryland and taught high school English for 10 years
before retiring to Florida.
Mrs. Troutman, or Liz as she was known, was active
in community affairs in Sarasota and Bradenton for many
years. She was a patron of the arts with a special love
of opera, having served on the board of the Bradenton
Opera Guild more than a decade. She was in charge of
the guild's Star Program, as well as editor of its Bel Canto
newsletter.
She was made a lifetime honorary member of the
Yale Club of Sarasota, serving many years as editor of its
news journal, bluELInes. She was a longtime member of
the Harvey Memorial Community Church in Bradenton
Beach and was instrumental in the creation and installa-
tion of its stained-glass windows.
The family requests that memorial donations be made
to Yale University or to the Sarasota Opera.
Mrs. Troutman is survived by sons David Jefferson
of San Ramon, Calif., and Thomas Denson of Harpswell,
Maine; and daughters Elizabeth Holmes of Marysville,
Wash., and Karen Richards of Bradenton.




Island police blotter
Anna Maria
No new reports.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
May 3,700 block Gulf Drive South, domestic distur-
bance. A man woke up to find his medication missing and
began arguing with his father about the missing pills. The
argument lasted for some time and carried outside, at which
time neighbors called the police. Upon making contact with
the men, the son wanted to file a theft report so he could
contact his doctor for more pills, but the officer said there
was no evidence of theft.
April 28, 100 Bridge St., criminal mischief. A com-
plainant called police regarding a loud bang that sounded
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knocked to the ground.
April 29, 2300 block of Avenue B, Baker Act. Police
responded to a man yelling. Upon making contact with the
man, police determined the man was a threat to himself and
transported him to Manatee Memorial Hospital for observa-
tion. While at the hospital, the man threatened the officer
with violence if the officer did not give him a cigarette.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
April 27, 300 block of 64th Street, domestic battery.
A 41-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on a mis-
demeanor domestic battery charge. According to the report,
the incident began when the man pushed a woman from his
boat and left her in the water. The woman contacted police,
but refused to identify the man. Police drove the woman
home where the suspect allegedly grabbed the woman by
the throat and forced her face onto the floor, causing her
nose to bleed and swell. The victim was able to bite the
man's thumb to break his grip and again contacted police.
This time she went forward with pressing charges and the
man was arrested and taken to the Manatee County jail.
April 27,3200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive on LBK,
domestic battery. A 35-year-old Holmes Beach woman was
arrested by a Longboat Key Police Department officer after
responding to a call about a woman walking along the road.
The officer made contact with the woman, who said she had
been arguing with her boyfriend when he put her out of the
vehicle. Police made contact with the man and observed
several bite marks to his forearms. With no visible injuries
to the woman, police determined her to be the aggressor and
arrested her on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
April 28, 24301 State Road 64 E., Bradenton, violation
of a protection order. A 40-year-old Holmes Beach man was
arrested for violating a protection order when he parked his
camper on his ex-wife's property while visiting his child.
Police arrived to find the man sleeping in the camper. After
verifying a protection order was issued in December 2012,
the man was arrested on the misdemeanor offense.
April 30, 5410 Marina Drive, D Coy Ducks Tavern,
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Moving
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Holmes Beach
Police Officer
Mike Pilato,
e left, and Vern
McGowan,
right, both long-
time police offi-
cers in Holmes
Beach, are
congratulated
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Tokajer, center,
on their promo-
tion effective
May 11 to the
rank ofpatrol
sergeant.
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a man known to be on probation enter the bar. The officer
escorted the man and his friend outside. He then learned
the man's friend was wanted on a probation violation in
Hillsborough County. He was arrested on the warrant and a
report was sent to the second man's probation officer.
April 13, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A man
reported that his unsecured bicycle was stolen from the front
of his residence. He said it was not the first time his bike
had been stolen.
SApril 13, 400 block of 62nd Street, suspicious inci-
dent. A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend was bothering
her and has done so several times since the couple broke
up six months prior. She told police that he knocked on her
door twice and then left, and was given a trespass notice
from her property in early April. The woman was advised
to get a restraining order against the man. The officer said
the suspect has a history of domestic abuse.
April 17, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, domestic battery.
Police responded to two females arguing. The argument
turned physical when one of the women pushed the other to
the ground. The victim refused to cooperate, but the officer
observed red marks on her neck and arms and arrested the
aggressor for misdemeanor domestic battery. The victim
was issued a domestic violence packet.
April 18, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
suspicious incident. A lifeguard contacted police in regards
to a suspicious package. Police began to open the package,
but stopped when they observed a protruding wire. Police
called the bomb squad to investigate and began evacuating
the building. While evacuating people from the area, a man
ran up, took the package and fled.
April 19, 8000 Gulf Drive, DUI. Police received a
call in regards to a man driving a golf cart while apparently
intoxicated. An officer observed John Evans, 66, of Holmes
Beach stop at a stop sign. He was swaying back and forth
in the vehicle and appeared confused. The officer exited
his vehicle to make contact with Evans, who then began to
pull away. The officer then initiated a traffic stop, but it took
Evans several blocks to come to a stop. Evans exited the cart
and fell to the ground, and the cart began to roll away. The
officer attempted to conduct a field sobriety test, but Evans
was unable to complete the tasks. Evans was arrested for
misdemeanor driving under the influence.
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Bend Tours for a two-hour lesson on the Tampa Bay Estu-
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The students, studying in the school's own waterfront
on Anna Maria Sound, used dip nets to observe plant and
animal life, found starfish, seahorses, pipefish, pinfish,
sea squirts, shrimp, snails, crabs and other critters.
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Cocktail, Tomato Soup, Baked Fries,
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Tuesday, May 14
Breakfast: Burrito or Biscuit and Gravy or
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Wednesday, May 15
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Choices of Cereal; and additional items (2 per day):
Yogurt, Plain or Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, Toast, PBJ
Jamwich, Super Round, Proball, Muffin


Severin Walstad of Anna Maria recently was
inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame
the most prestigious award given to a student for his
or her contribution to the university while on campus.
Walstad graduated May 5 with a Bachelor of Sci-
ence in pubic relations from the UF College of Journal-
ism and Communications. He served
as president of the Inter-Residential
Hall Association, was inducted into
Florida Blue Key his sophomore
year, was associate producer of sales
for Gator Growl, served two years in
Walsted the student senate, was the campaign

May for Meghan
The Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island's -
Karen Ellsworth joins
Bayshore High School
art teacher Claire Hick- I
man in congratulating
Meghan Freeman, 18,
and a senior at Bayshore. ,
Meghan is AGAMI's
student of the month for
May, and her acrylic '
painting "Conformity". r0
is featured in the Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina -
Drive, Holmes Beach.
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AME PTO plans golf tourney
The Parent Teacher Organization at Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School will hold its second annual golf tourna-
ment Saturday, May 18.
The event will take place at IMG Academy Golf
Club, with 20 teams, each consisting of four golfers, com-
peting for prizes. The tournament fee, including golf, cart
and a tournament dinner, is $125. Guests of golfers can
dine only for $30.


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manager for the SWAMP party and was a member of
the recreational sports board of directors.
Walstad has submitted an application to join the
U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School in August.
This summer he plans to visit Europe and Califor-
nia
He's a graduate of Anna Maria Elementary, King
Middle and Southeast High schools.
His parents are Jamie and Dana Walstad.
Hello grads and proud parents
Send announcements of student achievements to
news @islander.org.


The PTO has openings for golfers and also is seeking
sponsors for the fundraiser.
For more information, call David Johnston at 941-
730-9392.
Other events on the AME calendar include:
5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Magic Show.
6-30-8 p.m. May 14, Mother-Son Ice Cream Social.
June 7 is AME's last day of classes for students.
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in the school media center, where new books were displayed for purchase. The May 1 event also fea-
tured science night in the auditorium, games for kids and art displays in the school hallways. Islander
Photos: Bella Love


First-grader Kylie Huffman shows off books she purchased for
her classroom. Purchases for classroom use gave students an
entry to win prizes, and Kylie won the top prize of principal
for a day.


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Students are served lunch at the Beach Bistro with items pre-
pared for them to feature the many fruits of their labor in the
AME garden, a learning activity sponsored by the restaurant.


Below: the student garden at AME is ready for harvest. Islander Photos: Courtesy Karen Riley-Love



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AME fourth-graders took a May 2 field trip to the
Beach Bistro, where Susan Timmins, wife of Sean
Murphy, co-owners of the bistro, explains the use of
AME student-grown herbs used by bistro chefs to pre-
pare the lunch served to students in the dining room of
the award-winning restaurant.

Learning on the menu
Susan Timmins, wife of Sean Murphy, co-owners of
the Beach Bistro, said lunch for Anna Maria Elementary
kids at the bistro starts with dessert because it's fun.
Timmins said the staff first served an "amuse bouche
of strawberry and lemon basil sorbet, mint chocolate-chip
ice cream, and rosemary shortbreads, all made, of course,
with herbs from the fourth-grade garden," a project the
bistro has supported for a number of years.
"I like having fun with this course 'dessert first'
- herbs in sweets... which is in the spirit of an amuse
bouche truly amusing the mouth."
The bistro highlight the herbs they grow, Timmins
says, so each dish has one or two herbs in it. "We put
a glass on each table, holding sprigs of each herb they
grew, so they can try to identify the herbs in each dish."
Timmins led the students through each course of the lun-
cheon menu, telling them how the herbs and produce
were incorporated into the recipes by the bistro chef.
The salad was a mixture of student-grown lettuces,
spinach, radishes, carrots, heirloom tomatoes, celery,
celery leaves and basil, dressed with a strawberry vinai-
grette.
The entree consisted of chicken breast with a rose-
mary-and-thyme butter, mashed potatoes with basil, and
a skewer of roasted and grilled vegetables eggplant,
spring onions, cherry tomatoes, green peppers with pars-
ley dressing.
The final dish dessert again was Praline Alex-
andra, a favorite for many years at the bistro, named for
Sean and Susan's daughter and "nothing to do with
the garden, just for fun," Timmins added.


Avery Carnes enjoys dessert during a luncheon-
field trip for fourth-graders at Anna Maria
Elementary School to the Beach Bistro, 6600
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Serrano returns walk-off favor to Paradise Bagels


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Of two youth divisions playing baseball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, the 8-10 age group's
season opened April 26 and ended with an inside-the-park
home run for Tyler Brewer with Tony Rappold on base,
giving Paradise Bagels a walk-off victory.
Fast forward to May 3 and Gerardo Serrano's two-out,
two-strike base hit to right centerfield with the score a 9-9
tie, giving Beach to Bay Construction the 10-9 victory.
Paradise Bagels jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top in
the first inning on hits by Gianna Sparks, German Rivera,
Tyler Brewer and Travis Bates, with Sparks, Rivera and
Brewer coming in to score.
Beach to Bay Construction kept it close with two
runs in the bottom half of the inning. Joel Peters and
Serrarno singled and scored on a single by Riley Peters
and an RBI double by Julius Peteriet.
Paradise Bagel extended its lead to 5-2 in the third
inning on hits by Rivera, Bates, Callen Achor, Sean
Rodriguez and Roman Langley.
Beach to Bay Construction went down quietly in the
third and fourth innings, but came to life in the fifth.
Will Batey singled and scored on a single by Sam
Howells. Watson then came up and cleared the bases with
an inside-the-park home run for a 5-5 score. Riley Quillin
and Joel Peters later came around to score, giving Beach
to Bay a 7-5 lead after five innings.
Paradise Bagels came right back with four runs in
the top of the sixth inning, three on Tuna McCracken's
inside-the-park home run, which also plated Rivera and
Callen Achor.
Beach to Bay Construction's rally started w ilh 'inilgksl
by Bryce Higgins and Cecilia Peteriet. Batey singled in

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Hii','in. and a ground out by Quillin scored Peteriet,
tying the score at 9-9 and setting the stage for Serrano's
heroics.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's base-
ball league plays Monday and Fridays, starting at 6 p.m.
for T-ballers, age 5-7, and 7:15 p.m. for the pitching
machine-age 8-11 division.

Ross Built undefeated in basketball
With the AMICC youth basketball season at the half-
way mark, only Division I Ross Built remains with a 5-0
perfect record. However, it only gives them a half-game
lead over second place Walter & Associates, which sits at
4-1. Sand Dollar is alone in third place with a 2-2 record
followed by 1-4 Southern Green and winless Duncan
Real Estate.
The Division II standings are tight: Beach Bums
is on top with a 3-1 record followed by 2-3 Manatee
Cancer Center and Beach Bistro, all tied for second, or
last, depending on your perspective.
Walter & Associates is on top of the Premier Division
standings with a 4-1 record, while 3-2 Heritage Paper
Company is a game back. Eat Here and The Feast are
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led Heritage Paper with 12 points, while Tony Sperduto
added 10 points and Chris Lehman finished with 8 points
in the victory.
Phil Rottes' 7 points and 6 points from Neil Carper
paced Walter & Associates, which also received 5 points
from Seth Walter in the loss.
Sand Dollar improved to 2-2 on the season on a win
over Duncan Real Estate 37-32 behind 18 points and 19
rebounds from Corey Jacques in the Division I game of
the weekApril 29. Joey Stewart added 15 points for Sand
Dollar in the victory.
Leo Rose scored 17 points and Leo Tilelli added 7
points, 16 rebounds and four assists to lead Duncan Real
Estate.
Beach Bums stayed on top of the Division II stand-
ings, thanks to an 18-16 victory over Manatee Cancer
Center May 2. Daniel Sentman led the way with 14 points
and 11 rebounds, while Ava Zink finished with 4 points
in the victory.
David Daigle's 12 points and 6 points from Sean
Rodriguez led the Manatee Cancer Center scoring effort
in the loss.

Key Royale golf news
Another busy week of golf at Key Royale Club closed
out with a coed scramble May 3. The team of Maryanne
Kaemmerlen, Ron Robinson, Jim Dunne and Bob Dick-
enson managed a 12-under-par 20 to lap the field.
The men played a team scramble May 2. The team
of Terry Schaefer, Ken Rickett, Tommy McDonnell and
Randy Clark matched the 4-under-par 28 carded by the
team of Jerry Dahl, Jim Kirk and David VandeVrede to
tie for first place.
The game of the day May 1 was a best-ball-of-four-
some match. The team of Art Hibbs, Al Kaiser, Wade
Ladue and Paul Proxy combined to card a 16-under-par
48 to earn a one-shot victory. The team of Jim Thorton,
Bob Elliott, Carl Voyles and Gary Harris took second
place with a 49.
The women took over the links for an individual-
low-net-in-flight match April 30. Tootie Wagner and Pam
Alvord both carded 2-under-par 30s to finish in a tie for
first place in Flight A. One shot back and tied for second
were Marlyn Thorton and Sue Hookem.
Joyce Brown negotiated the Key Royale track at
3-under-par for a two-shot margin over fellow Flight B
competitors Penny Williams, Fran Barford, Kris Land-
kammer and Maxine Mitchell.
Kathy Porter's 2-under-par 30 was good enough for
first place in Flight C. Two shots back and alone in second
place was Barb Renk.
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Fishing action for migratory species, sharks heat up


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Look for migratory fish around nearshore structure
and close to the beaches this week.
If you can find the bait schools, expect to encounter
kings and Spanish mackerel, as well as bonito, jack cre-
valle and numerous species of shark.
For the macks and jacks, live shiners are the best live
bait. For artificial, a quick retrieve of a Clark spoon or
a small white jig will get you connected. For the sharks,
fresh-cut mackerel or bonito will get you into the battle of
a lifetime. Expect to see shark weighing 50-150 pounds.
Bull, blacktip, spinner and sand sharks are the norm.
For the backcountry, catch-and-release snook, reds
and trout are staged up on grassflats with good water
flow. As it gets warmer, try fishing early in the morning
or late in the evening to beat the heat. You also may notice
the bite is better. Live shiners are the bait of choice for
bait chuckers. Anglers who prefer artificial, should try
a topwater plug just before sunrise for some explosive
flats action.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish
mackerel are being reeled up daily to the deck. Catches of
fish up to 20 inches to the fork are occurring during the
morning and evening tides. He says small white crappie
jigs are producing the best bite.
Sharks are on the move for pier anglers. Small pieces
of frozen squid or cut mullet are resulting in bonnet-
head and blacktip sharks in the 3-foot range. For larger
sharks, try cutting a fresh caught mack in thirds and cast
a chunk to the bottom. Blacktip and catch-and-release
lemon sharks up to 75 pounds are being reported.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel says Spanish mackerel
are making a showing. Pier fishers using white speck rigs
or Gotcha plugs are catching fish up to 20 inches to the
fork. Mixed in with the macks are small jack crevalle,
blue runners and ladyfish. Kilb warns that while targeting
mackerel, you may have to wait for the fish to pass by
the pier. The schools of baitfish have not arrived, so you
have to catch the mackerel in passing.
Pier fishers using live shrimp or sand fleas are catch-
ing the occasional pompano. Although these fish haven't
arrived in strong numbers, catches are becoming more
frequent. You can also use a pompano jig to stalk these
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Finally, Kilb says he's seeing some mangrove snap-
per under the pier. Live shrimp or small live shiners will
get you connected with these tasty reef fish. Try being as
stealthy as you can when ri.'.'inm. for mangrove snapper
at the pier. Some 20-pound fluorocarbon for a leader, a
split-shot and a No. 4 hook should do the trick.
Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle says action
on the beach is heating up. He suggests looking for schools
of bait to find predatory fish, including Spanish mackerel,
ladyfish, blue runners and jack crevalle cruising the Gulf
shoreline in search of baitfish. To get hooked up, Mattay
suggests silver spoons, white jigs or Gotcha plugs.
Shark also are being caught along the area beaches.
Anglers using frozen squid or shrimp are catching small
blacktip and bonnethead sharks off the shore break.
Those opting to use bigger baits are being rewarded with
blacktip and spinner sharks up to 100 pounds. For the big
fish, try fresh-cut mackerel on bonito for bait.
Finally, pompano have arrived on the beaches during
the early morning. Mattay likes using a yellow pompano
jig to catch these golden nuggets. If you don't have any
jigs, try scooping up some sand fleas for bait.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters
reports fantastic fishing this past week. The inshore trin-
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drag-screaming action and some nice bags of fillets for
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Howard found spotted seatrout schooled up during
the full moon were very cooperative, feeding on shiners.
"We have had no trouble getting enough slot-fish to chew
and provide for some steady action and tasty fillets,"
Howard says.
Spotted seatrout in all sizes, from schoolies to gator,
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Redfish have been cooperating with some big over-
slot fish landed on Howard's charters. Mike Osborn of
Essex, England, hooked a 32-inch redfish after it inhaled
a large shiner rigged on a 1/0 Owner circle hook under a
popping cork while fishing in 3 feet of water. After taking
a few photos, Osborn's bi p.'.,'I ever fish was released to
fight another day. Finding areas where redfish have not
been over worked by other anglers has been the key to
hooking the big ones.
Snook are on a tear, Howard says, feeding heavily as
they slowly move out of the backwaters and toward the
passes to begin their spawn. The long closure on harvest-
ing snook has resulted in a lot more big ones on the flats.
Hopefully, we can look for the FWC to open the season
this fall, Howard adds.
Looking forward as the new moon approaches,
Howard says the saltwater fishing scene will stay active
as we experience bigger tides and fast-moving water.
Look for the tarpon to invade our waters in big schools
and give us an opportunity to battle the silver king.
Capt. Warren Girle is going beachside in search of
migratory species. He's finding Spanish and king mack-
erel are patrolling nearshore structure joined by bonito,
cobia and plenty of shark. Girle is anchoring and chum-
ming to get these fish in the mood.
Once the feeding frenzy begins behind the boat,
Girle's clients are casting live shiners into the mix.
With almost immediate action, Girle's clients are
reeling up kings up to 30 pounds and plenty of Spanish
macks and bonito. Once the sharks show up, Girle is cast-
ing out chunks of cut mackerel to get the bite from black-
tip, spinner and bull sharks weighing 50-100 pounds.
In the backwater, Girle is targeting redfish, spotted
seatrout and catch-and-release snook. For each species,
Girle is using free-lined live shiners. Redfish up to 31
inches and trout up to 20 inches were topping the scale
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Galati has boats,
restaurant coming
Galati Marine, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, is pre-
paring for the opening of a new restaurant on the site of
the former Rotten Ralph's at the marina.
The marina and sales offices will be on the top floor
of the restaurant.
Co-owner Chris Galati said he has a verbal agree-
ment with an island restaurateur to lease the restaurant,
and will announce the name once the contract is signed.
He expects the restaurant and offices to be completed by
July.
For more information, call 941-778-0755.


Chamber has breakfast
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly Sunrise Breakfast 7:45 a.m.-9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 8, at The Feast restaurant in the Island
Shopping Center, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the event is $8 and members are encouraged
to bring a guest.
For more information and reservations, call the
chamber at 941-778-1541.

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Steve Trygg, originally from Sweden, has moved


An observer looks at the sign in front of the construc-
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at the south end of Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


to Anna Maria and is now available for advertising and
marketing consultations, as well as financial advice.
Trygg has 31 years of experience in financial plan-
ning and marketing. He was named an AdWeek all-star,
the only person selected for the honor whose second lan-
guage is English.
Trygg, who is fluent in three languages, has semi-
retired with his wife to write and work at a newly pur-
chased home on North Shore Drive.
For more information, call 203-216-3303 or email
stevetrygg@hotmail.com.

Business briefs
Got business news on Anna Maria Island, Longboat
Key, Cortez and Palma Sola, such as a new hire, new or
award-winning product, a new location, or the opening of a
new business? We'd love to hear from you. To be included,
call 941-778-7978 or e-mail news@islander.org.


SPORTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Connie Livanos carded a 3-under-par 29 to grab first
place in Flight D by one shot over second-place finisher
Shirley Cessna. Markie Ksiazak was another shot back
in third place.
April 29 saw the men take the course for two rounds.
The morning was a nine-hole, best-ball-of-partners match.
Bill Martin and George Barford combined on an 8-under-
par 24 to earn a one-shot victory over Ernie Hauser and
Vince Fanton.
The afternoon match was a modified-Stableford
game. Craig Humphrey's plus-5 gave him first place in
the individual competition by one shot over Tom Nelson
and Terry Schaefer, who both finished at plus-4.
The team of Dick Mills, Schaefer, Dick Grimme and
Mike gillie matched the plus-7 carded by Merritt Fineout,
Mike Selby, Hoyt Miller and Paul Proxy to finish in a tie
for first place.

AMICC Youth Basketball League schedule
Date Time Opponents
Division II (ages 8-10)
May 8 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Manatee Cancer Center
May 11 1 p.m. Bistro vs. Beach Bums


Division I (ages 11-13)
May 10 6 p.m.
May 11 2 p.m.
May 11 3 p.m.
May 13 6 p.m.
May 13 7 p.m.

Premier (ages 14-17)
May 10 7 p.m.
May 10 8 p.m.
May 11 11 a.m.
May 11 12 p.m.
May 13 8 p.m.
May 14 6 p.m.


Sand Dollar Green vs. Ross Built
Southern Green vs. Duncan Real Estate
Sand Dollar vs. Walter &Assoc.
Walter &Assoc. vs. Duncan Real Estate
Ross Built vs. Southern Green

The Feast vs. Walter &Assoc.
Walter &Assoc. vs. Heritage Paper
The Feast vs. Walter &Assoc.
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Heritage Paper vs. The Feast
Walter &Assoc. vs. Eat Here


AMICC Youth Baseball League schedule
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
May 10 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy
May 13 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy

Coach Pitch (ages 8-11)
May 10 7:15 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Paradise Bagels
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and open water. Large master suite, walk-in closets, sepa-
rate spa and private screened-in porch.
2-car garage, workshop and workout room.
$829,000
Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info.

ISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES


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COFFEE TABLE: HARDWOOD, beautiful, $90.
941-778-3920.

HOME AND OFFICE furniture, fine art prints and
canvasses, rare tabletop wood sculptures, elec-
tric and fat-tire bicycles, Expandacraft pontoon
kayak/paddleboard, Teardrop Microlite travel
trailer, whirlygigs. 941-243-3765.

CASIO KEYBOARD CTK-551, 100 songbook,
$100 with stand. Needs new adapter. 941-518-
4730.

BARRACUDA 63 POOL worm, $40, tennis rack-
ets, Spalding and Prince, $20 each. Call 941-
737-9173.

VANITY SINK: WHITE, round, 19-inch, great con-
dition, sell $15, paid $70. 941-778-1264.

TWO COLEMAN TWIN air mattresses, zip
together, makes king. $20 each, car-top carrier,
$50. 941-730-0444.

EXERCISE TRAMPOLINE: INDOOR, 39x7-inches,
like new, $30. 941-792-0008, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

FOR SALE: Antique wood office chairs, Haitian
art, collectible art. Many local artists. Home
decor. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.



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941-713-4755 800-771-6043

ANNA MARIA
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This unit has it all:
amazing, sweeping
views of the Gulf of
Mexico, elevator,
pool and spa, covered parking, storage and great
rental history. $749,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more
info @ 941.713.4755.


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



THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade
and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts,
artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African
handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegift-
sandarts.com/

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but
working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry
of Presence summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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.

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

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

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and Holmes Beach Police Department.
Pick up at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Donations, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES: Mother's Day Festi-
val! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 12. Complimen-
tary mimosas for all mothers and their guests!
Music, artists, wine tasting, food, free parking/
admission. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key.
5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.

MOVING SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May
11. Entertainment center, leather sofa, desk and
more. 11 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD/PLANT SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,
May 11. Everything priced to sell, benefits Annie
Silver Community Center. 2414 Ave. A, Braden-
ton Beach.



LOST PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES at Hur-
ricane Hank's April 18. Please, call 508-308-
8547.

FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES. Found
around 66th Street, Holmes Beach. Claim at The
Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.

CAR KEY FOUND on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria,
with automatic door opener button. 941-779-
9320.

LOST: MARINE LIFE tracking device. 7-inch long,
black torpedo-shaped device with antenna, ping-
ing from 84th Street area of Holmes Beach. If
found, call Dr. Robert Hueter at Mote, director
of shark research, 941-388-1827.


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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sands Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
SFull service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping Clean-up
778.1345 Hauling tree trimming
1Licensed & Insured

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
SResidential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
Carpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
L References available 941-720-7519

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.


AMI TAXI
professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
www.amitaxi.com amitaxi4u@gmail.com
holmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria
800.301.4816
airports shops dining


A-Z Power Washing Inc.
Driveways Sidewalks Decks Storefronts
Commercial Residential Reasonable Rates
LICENSED & INSURED CALL FORA FREE ESTIMATE
Call 941-545-3286


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315 58th St In
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 Interor
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Web
Printing
Post Cards
Brochures
Headshots

941-778-2711


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

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


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

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long
memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.
weebly.com.

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


PART OR FULL-time customer service rep for
real estate office. Experience with Microsoft
Word, Internet, marketing, social media. Call AMI
Beaches Real Estate, 941-799-9096.

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

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


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

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

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

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

AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Evenings,
weekends. Have car, CPR-certified, enrolled in
child development courses, honor student. AMI
or NW Bradenton. Brittany, 941-465-6748.

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



CAREGIVER FOR ELDERLY: Light duties around
home, appointments, hygiene care, experience in
all phases. References, 30 years experience. Call
between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 941-545-7114.

NURSE SPECIALIZING IN diabetes and dementia
available for private care. Sixth generation from
this area. 941-504-4000.

SPECIAL NOTICE: LOST: MARINE LIFE track-
ing device. 7-inch long, black torpedo-shaped
device with antenna, pinging from 84th Street
area of Holmes Beach. If found, call Dr. Robert
Hueter at Mote, director of shark research, 941-
388-1827.

MORE ADS = more readers in The Islander.


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

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

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

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

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

ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free esti-
mates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim
Weaver, 813-727-1959.

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

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

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

PROFESSIONAL CLEANER FOR hire: Reliable,
trustworthy and honest with reasonable non-
hourly rate. 813-295-5000 please, leave mes-
sage.

JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean
your home like our own. We offer organic clean-
ing products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-
730-6773.

LEWIS MOBILE CAR wash: Detail inside, outside,
vacuuming, shampoo, polish. I go to you. 941-
465-6963.

PC REPAIR: WIRELESS/wired network set up,
data transfer, hardware/software installation.
Henry Lewis, 941-704-2658.

SUN MAINTENANCE & Service: Lawn service,
landscaping, pool care, irrigation, cleanup,
mulching, trimming, free snow removal and more.
Two free months of pool care or fertilizing with
monthly lawn services. 941-779-8389.

JUNIOR'S FUN FAST face painting and balloon
twisting. 941-545-2832. On Facebook: www.
facebook.com/juniorsmakeupandfacepaint

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

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

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Call William Eller, 941-795-
7411. CAC184228.


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ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
MA#0017550.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and instal-
lations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff,
941-778-2581.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Call 941-807-1015.


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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Haul-
ing all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell
phone" 941-720-0770.

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

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


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

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

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
941-730-7479.


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

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

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

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941 -
447-6747.
METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo,
office. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom
prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors
for commercial properties, fiberglass, aluminum,
steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates.
941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan
builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable,
timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-204-
8822.
CARLV. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free
estimates and plans. New houses, porches,
decks and renovations. Fair prices. Call 941-
795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792.


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

1 BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo,
heated pool, fishing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month,
$1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002.
CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch,
near boat ramp, many other area amenities,
cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638.
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 Jose's Real Cuban Food, 8799 Cortez Road,
Bradenton. Call 1-800-952-1206.


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THE ISLANDER i MAY 8, 2013 i 29

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
& Commercial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1 .i":l i Sat.

BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available

SAN'S RESCREEN INj
*.IL *: -,GES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, C':" :P
Nj: i:b TOO BIG or Too SMALL. Free Estima.:
Call Dan, 941-713-3108

Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, f a '
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.
Call Junior, 807-1015

-r HONEY DO HOME REPAIR
Handyman Service
Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
Joesoh LaBrecue *Carpentry *Drywall *Flooring *Painting *Siding *Tile
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3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, May-
June. 407-927-1304. dvanworm@earthlink.net.

ANNUAL RENTAL PERICO Island: 2BR/2BA
condo 1,250 sf, new tile throughout, office/den,
pool access, exercise room, carport, and small
storage. $1,100/month, small pet OK. First, last.
security. Water and cable included. Gulf-Bay
Realty, 941-778-7244.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis,
boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-
0901.


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Manatee Ave W., turn south on 67th St
W. Only 4 traffic lights to Gulf Beaches.
www.HiddenLakeofManatee.com


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


BIMINI BAY Water on both sides of this huge and unique
duplex with 2,742 sf under air. A must see! $910,000.


BAYFRONI 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.
$825,000.









ANNA MARIA BEACHFRONT Ground-level 2BR/2BA
home located directly on the beach at the north end.
Detached garage. Tons of potential. $1,695,000.



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


Mike 4 800-367-1617
941-778-6696
Norman 3101 GULF DR
RealtyINC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com
sales@mikenormanrealty.com


2BR WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE with boat
slip. Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer
and dryer. No pets. Six months plus. $950/month,
furnished, $1,050/month, unfurnished. Call 941-
720-7519.

ANNUAL RENTAL: NORTHWEST Bradenton:
3BR/2BA private home with a heated pool and
fenced backyard. Tile and carpet, granite counter
tops, two-car garage, covered patio, lake views,
washer/dryer hookups. Lawn care and pool care
provided. Small dog considered. Close to Robin-
son Preserve. $1,700/month. First, last, security.
Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

PERICO ISLAND MONTHLY vacation rental:
3BR/3BA private pool, community facilities. 941-
795-3778. www.pericoholidayvilla.co.uk

CLIMATE-CONTROLLED AND non-climate units
available starting at $65/month. For additional
information, call Anna Maria Storage, 941-779-
0820.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, two blocks to
beach, half block to bay. Cathedral ceilings and
tile throughout. Cable, water, trash included.
$975/month. 941-730-6349.


Marianne Correll
Your Listing REALTOR
Understanding
S Professional
Dedicated
LISTING ALL TYPES OF
PROPERTIES SINCE 1999
mariannebc@aol.com
S941-725-7799
.ISLAND
61 REAL mes Bh
6101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217


SPEND SUMMER ON Anna Maria Island:
2BR/2BA, furnished, pool. June 1 through Labor
Day. Cell: 847-769-6175.



DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach
2BR/1 BA 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.

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

BEACH HOUSE: HOLMES Beach. Block home,
2BR/2BA, one-car garage with wood-burning fire-
place. Zoned for weekly rentals. $465,000. Smith
& Associates Real Estate, contact Realtor Bonnie
Martinez, 727-512-6355, to schedule your appoint-
ment.

FLAMINGO CAY IN Waterbird Way. On canal with
boat and lift. One level, 2BR/2BA, pool access,
remodeled, furnished. $210,000. 573-216-0572.

CASH BUYER: COUPLE from Germany is looking
for 3-4BR house with pool on the canal. Please
call our agent, Helmer at 941-592-8853.


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



Check out our online vacation rental
catalog on Anna Maria Island and
at Heron's Watch, Bradenton.
www.Florida-Dreams.com

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16 They're often
wasted
20 Drove fast
21 Athena turned her
into a spider
22 Riverbank basker,
informally
23 What faking a
stomachache might
entail?
25 At any point
26 "Blueberries for
(classic
children's hook)
27 With 91-Across,
1976 album with a
palindromic title
28 Iluoride, for one
29 Ship that sailed
"'the ocean blue"
30 Gun belts, holsters
and nightstick
straps?
38 In adv ance
41 Contend
42 Loan-insuring org.
43 Architectural
designer Maya
44 QB with a statue at
Sun Life Stadium
45 Dismounts like an
expert gymnast?


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50 Uses a keyless entry
system?
52 Promise
53 They go places
54 "___ Andy's
Ballyhoo" ("Show
Boat" song)
56 Move briskly
57 Engaged in battle
61 Group with a Grand
Lodge
62 Bach's "_, meine
Freudc"
63 Contraction in a
patriotic song
64 Actress Wright of
"Mrs. Miniver"
65 Growth ring?
66 Women's pants with
pictures of wood
shop tools?
70 Word before pole or
jump
71 Sci-fi author __del
Rey
73 Take to sleep with,
say
74 Good at scheming
75 Four-legged
newborn
76 Drained of color
77 Time for TV debuts
79 City near Turin
80 Author/media
observer Michael
81 They don't face the
street
84 1992 Olympic tennis
gold medalist
86 Become a new
person by washing
up?
90 "I've got something
to say"
91 See 27-Across


92 Pres. advisory grp.
93 Buddy
94 Men in a lineup
95 Unpopular
ophthalmologist's
implement?
101 What a fist might
represent
102 Wall St. event
103 Sound of
frustration
104 It had a hub at
J.F.K.
107 Founding member
of OPEC
108 What the giggling
supporter of the
Salem witch trials
was told?
115 Defender of the
West
116 It keeps things
moving
117 Squad leader
118 Make mouseholes,
maybe
119 Retiree's
accumulation
120 Arsenic
ratsbanee)


Down
I Elementary school
group?
2 Pasternak heroine
3 Pitcher Ilershiser
4 Disco
5 Hound doc
6 Certain Ivy Leaguer
7 Rise up
8 One-named singing
star with the
surname Adkins
9 Render imperfect


10 Central Swiss
canton
II "Gymnop6dies"
composer
12 Blood of the Greek
gods
13 Trouser fabric
14 ___Talor
15 Journey segment
16 All-too-public spat
17 First name in
aviation
18 Painted thing,
sometimes
19 Lacking meat
24 Use a flying shuttle
30 Common chords
31 Rush-hour din
32 Grandson of Adam
and Eve
33 Moon larger than
Mercury
34 Physiology Nobelist
Walter Rudolf
35 I: equi talent
36 Watery
37 Cooks up
38 Sidewalk cafe sight
39 New releases?
40 Bizarre
45 Grind
46 Bone: Prefix
47 Plows leave them
48 Back again
49 Catch
51 "Law & Order:
SVU" actor
55 Historic multistory
dwellings
58 Like ghost towns
59 Show polite interest
in, say


'50s
62 Place for tips
63 Seasoned
64 Seriously annoy
66 Willing to let things
slide
67 In the hold, say
68 Gymnast Gaylord
69 "Essays of "
72 "Music in the Key
of Love" composer
75 Forces (upon)


the house, maybe
78 Mention
parenthetically
79 Bygone Chevy van
80 I-orm letters
82 Recipe amount
83 Saucy fare
85 Be in the game
86 Comportment
87 Iate finisher


composition
89 Long little doggie
94 Thomas who wrote
"Little Big Man"
96 "... see what I
mean?"
97 Cabinet members?
98 Some MoMA works
99 Maze answer
100 Bond villain
Stavro Blofeld
104 Cuisine with curry
105 Proceed


106 Funny Johnson
108 "Little Birds"
author
109 Possible lunch
hour
110 Massive memory
unit, informally
11I Miss America she's
not
112 Noninvasive med.
procedure
113 In former days
114 Cowpoke moniker


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