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VOLUME 21, NO. 28
MAY 15. 2013 FREE
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Island resort owner honored as tourism partner
want more sardines.
Meetings: The govern-
ment calendar. Page 4
Dock repairs under-
way in Bradenton
Beach. Page 8
Island police reports.
New Bridge Street
development gets go-
ahead. Page 16
FISH flush with
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Sports: At the center,
on the run. Page 20
Fishing: On the flats,
on the piers, and
more. Page 21
Look online at www.
results of the The
Islander readers' poll.
By Rick Catlin
Bradenton Beach developer and hotelier
David Teitelbaum was named the Bradenton
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism
Partner of the Year for 2012.
Teitelbaum received the award May 8 at
the BACVB's National Tourism Week awards
luncheon at the Bradenton Convention Center
Teitelbaum said he was shocked but hon-
ored when his name was called.
"It was a total surprise. There are a lot of
people in our industry deserving of this award,
and I'm honored that I was chosen. I couldn't
have gotten this without a wonderful, great
staff at the resorts," he said.
Teitelbaum owns and operates four resorts
in Bradenton Beach, including the Tortuga Inn
Beach Resort, Tradewinds, Seaside and the
Tropic Isle resorts.
BACVB executive director Elliott Fal-
cione presented Teitelbaum with the award,
saying, Teitelbaum "has created a unique hotel
brand on Anna Maria Island that has personi-
By Mark Young
A 30-day extension to resolve an outstand-
ing debt to the city of Bradenton Beach by
Rotten Ralph's concessionaire Dave Russell to
keep the restaurant open was not successful.
Commissioners granted the extension
April 4 after earlier revealing that Russell had
failed to pay rent since June 2012 following
Tropical Storm Debby's damage to the His-
toric Bridge Street Pier where the restaurant
is a tenant, and adjacent floating dock.
Russell said the pier and long-term dock
closure led to the restaurant falling behind on
its $9,000 a month rent.
He said business picked back up in the
ensuing months and he could afford the rent,
but that the city refused to accept partial pay-
ment and the debt continued to mount.
Russell said he should have been putting
each month's rent into an escrow account, "but
that was my mistake."
Over the course of several weeks, the
exact amount of money owed to the city has
jumped from $54,000 to $256,000. Commis-
David Teitelbaum, left, Paul Blackketter and
Rick Piccolo accept awards from the Bra-
denton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
May 8. Islander Photo: Jack Elka
fled our brand to a T."
Falcione said the award is presented annu-
sioners voted April 4 to terminate the lease with
Russell and close the restaurant, but voted April
18 to delay the eviction for 30 days in hopes to
negotiate a settlement with Russell.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse has been the
lone supporter on the commission of keeping
the restaurant open.
On May 2, Russell presented four options
to the city. He would pay the city $5,000 and
turn over some of his restaurant equipment and
end his lease; pay the city $15,000 and end the
lease; pay $65,000 and renegotiate the lease; or
simply walk away.
After much debate, commissioners voted
May 2 to accept the $15,000 offer with a condi-
tion that Russell also pay his Waste Pro debt of
Russell disputes that $14,000 bill, however,
saying Waste Pro is paid a yearly fee and since
his restaurant is closing this month, he does not
owe the rest of the year's bill.
In an email from city attorney Ricinda
Perry dated May 5 to Russell's attorney, Wil-
liam Kaklis, the agreement to accept the $15,000
PLEASE SEE RALPH'S, PAGE 2
ally to a person, persons or company in the area
restaurant, lodging or attractions industry that
shows economic impact, does its own marketing
and works with the BACVB on promotions.
Also honored at the luncheon: Paul Black-
ketter, the chief operating officer of the Suncoast
Aquatic Nature Center Association, received the
title of "tourism catalyst" for his work to expand
tourism through developing the international
sport of rowing and a host park for the sport.
The park is in contention to host the 2017
World Rowing Championships, hoped to draw
athletes and coaches from 62 countries and
pump about $13 million in direct spending into
the Manatee-Sarasota economy.
Frederick "Rick" Piccolo, president of
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, was
honored with the tourism outreach award for
his work to maintain airlines and flights serving
the airport. In 2012, both airport and tourism
officials worked to bring back United Airlines
daily nonstop service from Sarasota-Bradenton
to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
That deal followed the loss of AirTran Air-
ways in August 2012.
Island official seeks greater share of resort tax budget
By Rick Catlin and reports from retail shops and restaurants,"
Islander Reporter she said.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn was not sur- What she and Anna Maria Island Chamber
prised to learn that the Bradenton Area Con- of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman
vention and Visitors Bureau announced May 8 would like to see is more of the resort tax money
that tourism was up for 2012 the 5 percent resort tax collected in Mana-
and, for 2013, already ahead tee County from accommodation rentals of six
of last year's pace. months or less coming back to island cities to
"We know tourism is help with infrastructure needs to accommodate
growing because we see the visitors.
growth of cars on the streets, The barrier islands generated 62 percent of
SueLynn the number of pedestrians $8 million collected in Manatee County resort
tax funds for fiscal year 2011-12, but the four
barrier island cities receive no direct funding
from the county to help accommodate visitors,
"We have to provide good roads, not just for
1,600 residents, but the thousands and thousands
of visitor vehicles that travel our streets every
day. We have to pay for that upkeep," the mayor
Additionally Anna Maria has to provide
adequate public restroom facilities for the 5,000-
plus people who might travel to the city on a
"We also have to provide parking for the
visitors, yet we get nothing back, except the
resort tax funds the county's share of beach
renourishment," she said.
PLEASE SEE RESORT TAX, PAGE 3
HB mayor reports
According to a Holmes Beach Police
Department report, Mayor Carmel Monti is
the victim of a vehicle burglary that resulted
in the theft of a .38 caliber handgun from his
2001 Toyota SUV.
.The theft was reported
Monti told police
the $700 revolver was
between his car seats and
covered with a cloth.
Monti He later said it was in
According to the HBPD report, the
mayor "did not notice the gun was taken."
He said it could have been stolen anytime
between Feb. 1 and when he discovered it
The menu, the calen- Closure imminent for Rotten Ralph's
dar, the play. Page 19
2 E MAY 15, 2013 U THE ISLANDER
Tourism report glows with rise of vis
By Rick Catlin in 2012 hit $534,977,000, a gain of 10.5 percent from
Islander Reporter 2011.
Just about every Anna Maria Island resident could
have told Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
director Elliott Falcione that tourism to the island was up
"We live here and we knew this past winter season
was one of the busiest ever, probably the best ever," said
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn.
Falcione, however, made it official May 8 at the
annual BACVB year-in-review luncheon at the Braden-
ton Area Convention Center.
In a glowing report about tourism in 2012, Falcione
reported 2,975,500 visitors came to the Bradenton area
that year, an increase of 4 percent from 2011.
Falcione reported direct expenditures by visitors
Breaking down the data, Falcione said expenditures
by visitors at commercial lodging locations were $364.5
million, up 12.5 percent from 2011.
Falcione said the total economic impact of tourism
to the county was $844.9 million, a climb of 10.5 percent
The unseen economic impact, he added, is that "every
dollar spent by the county (promoting tourism) generates
$202.50 in direct visitor spending," Falcione said.
Falcione and BACVB assistant director Deb Meihls
attributed the growth to increased international visitors,
the introduction of a new destination brand, continued
growth in sports marketing and diversification of the
marketplace and enhanced partner relationships.
"We're very pleased with our numbers from 2012
and the growth we saw in tourism," said Meihls.
"Now, we're looking forward to what's coming
for the Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat
Key area this year and next. We'll be able to further
showcase world-class sports opportunities, shining an
entirely new light on our area and reaching out to an
even larger audience," Meihls said in her presenta-
And 2013 tourism is on pace to better the numbers
of 2012, Falcione observed. Tourism to the area through
the first three months of the year already is up 7.5 percent
from the same period in 2012.
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ROTTEN RALPH'S CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Rotten Ralph's chef Ralph Mazzucco gets ready to cook
up a meal in the Historic Bridge Street Pier restau-
rant. The 5-year-old business soon may close. Islander
Photo: Mark Young
and end the lease amicably and expeditiously with Rus-
sell was tentatively agreed upon.
Perry wrote that payment should be received by May
18 and the restaurant vacated by May 20.
Russell confirmed May 8 that his time on the pier was
ending, and he would likely vacate the premises before
"I'm not real happy, especially with some of the
things that have been said through this process," said
Russell. '"The mayor said he didn't feel I was negotiating
in good faith, and I don't think that's the case."
Russell said he feels he made a fair offer and that the
various amounts of money that was said to be owed left
"They can't figure it out from week to week," he said.
"I don't even know where they are coming up with those
The restaurant employs about 20 people. Russell said
he has no immediate plans, but he won't say "never" to
remaining in the restaurant business.
\ y only focus right now is to end this situation with
the city," he said. "I can't really think beyond that at this
Russell said what the city has not shared with the
public is that he also was being asked to pay 40 percent
of the pier repairs and upcoming renovation project.
"So I'm paying $9,000 a month, paying the city
maintenance fees and I'm supposed to pay 40 percent of
the pier repairs?" he asked.
"There was a comment made that people will be
lining up to be the next pier concessionaire. I don't see
that happening," he said. Based on the terms, "it would
Russell said his negotiations fell apart at the point of
having to pay pier repairs.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said he's not aware of any
discussion regarding the restaurant paying for repairs. He
could neither confirm or deny what Russell said, adding
he would look into it. He noted that all the pier restaurant
matters would be aired at the Friday meeting.
A special meeting on the matter will be held at 9 a.m.
Friday, May 17, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
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RESORT TAX CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
SueLynn and Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaugh-
nessy have been lobbying county Commissioners John
Chappie, whose district includes the islands, and Carol
Whitmore, whose district is countywide, to discuss the
issue at a county meeting.
Chappie and Whitmore are both island residents and
should understand the problems, SueLynn said.
"I just don't think the other commissioners realize
what we have to do to provide for the visitors," SueLynn
"We'd like to get a little help out here," she added.
SueLynn has found a sympathetic ear: BACVB exec-
utive director Elliott Falcione, who inspected the Anna
Maria City Pier with her recently and agreed it is in need
of repairs. "(Falcione) said its condition was unaccept-
able," SueLynn said, and he would look into what funds
might be available for pier repairs.
SueLynn said county administrator Ed Hunzeker also
was going to look at the condition of the pier, which is
consistently a top tourist attraction.
All the BACVB international marketing and bringing
TDC 2012-13 fiscal-year budget
Tax collector commissions, 3.0 percent,
Marketing plan, 49.2percent, $3,159,073.
Administration, 12.5 percent, $803,307.
South Florida Museum, 0.5 percent,
$30,000. (second manatee)
City of Bradenton /Pittsburgh Pirates
spring training facility, 6.2 percent, $400,000.
Bradenton area convention center, 9.3
Transfer for tourism-related projects, 7.8
Beach renourishment project,11.5 percent,
Does not include transfers to reserves for
disaster recovery, future projects, contingencies,
and salary adjustments.
sporting events to the county is great, but what people work of the BACVB, just the distribution of resort tax
come for is the "old Florida atmosphere" found on Anna funds. The bed tax money also supports the BACVB
Maria Island, SueLynn said. budget, its staff and the Bradenton Convention Center.
"Tourists can now find this island without any mar- The state measure that established the resort tax
keting scheme that costs millions of dollars," the mayor allows the funding to go toward pier repairs and improve-
said. ments, SueLynn said.
"We are the engine that drives the county economy," Before asking for assistance, the mayor wants a new
Brockman added. marina and pier ordinance establishing a marina zone that
SueLynn said she sometimes thinks other county is approved by Tallahassee, along with an agl. mc.t int \\illi
commissioners don't pay enough attention to the island's the pier leaseholder to allow the city to repair the pier in
tourism-related problems. exchange for a higher monthly payment.
"Just let them drive out here every day during the The current leaseholder pays the city about $9,000
high season and come to Anna Maria and the city pier. per month to rent the pier, bait shop and restaurant.
They'll soon know what it's like to live through high The TDC will next meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May
tourist season," SueLynn said. 15, at the county administration building in downtown
The mayor made it clear she is not criticizing the Bradenton.
Tourist Development Tax Budget Expenditures
MARKETING PLAN (Advertising &
TAX COLLECTOR COMMISSIONS
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TOURISM RELATED PROJECTS
CITY OF BRADENTON /PITTSBURGH
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ETAX COLLECTOR COMMISSIONS
CITY OF BRADENTON /PITTSBURGH PIRATES SPRING TRAINING FACILITY
TRANSFER FOR TOURISM RELATED PROJECTS
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MARKETING PLAN (Advertising & Promotion)
*SF MUSEUM 2ND MANATEE
BRADENTON AREA CONVENTION CENTER
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4 E MAY 15, 2013 U THE ISLANDER
Congressman hosts island discussion
By Rick Catlin
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, whose
district is Manatee and Sarasota counties, hosted what he
calls a town hall "listening meeting" May 11 at Holmes
Beach City Hall.
Buchanan listened and answered a number of ques-
tions from the 60-some people in attendance.
The primary concern of those at the meeting appeared
to be health care and how Obamacare would affect their
health insurance or Medicare and Medicaid.
Other concerns discussed were immigration, the
growing federal deficit, gun control and foreign aid to
countries that are not U.S. allies.
Buchanan said he is opposed to amnesty for undocu-
U.S. Rep. Vern Buch-
anan, R-Longboat Key,
left, took time to listen
to issues of concern
with Ed Natkie, right,
of the Mount Vernon
community near Cortez
and others following a
town hall meeting May
11 at Holmes Beach
City Hall. Janet and Bill
Mixon, center, of Anna
Maria wait to greet the
Photo: Bonner Joy
HB parks committee e
By Rick Catlin
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee wants three mulberry trees planted at the 79th
Street trolley stop on Palm Drive.
Member Jerry West said he would coordinate with
building official Tom O'Brien during the summer to have
the trees planted by the public works department.
While some members considered asking for silver
buttonwood trees, chair Melissa Snyder and member
Marilyn Shirley said the mulberry will grow faster and
look better than buttonwood trees. They also will provide
shade when grown, the two said.
Members voted unanimously in favor of the mul-
berry trees at the May 1 meeting.
Shirley also recommended the PWD remove the
bushes at the stop because they are "not doing well."
West said he would work during the summer to get
the PWD to install shell at the 63rd Street drain into the
canal. It's the only drainage port in the city that does not
have a shell bottom, West said.
West also suggested Shirley contact the Sarasota Bay
Estuary Program to see if any grants are available for
County announces 2013-14
Manatee County begins its process of drafting
and approving a 2013-14 fiscal budget in late May.
The process concludes next fall, for the fiscal year
beginning Oct. 1.
The county budget meetings will take place
at the administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave.
The first meeting a presentation of the pro-
posed budget will be at 1:30 p.m. May 30.
The schedule continues with reviews of:
Decision units, 1:30 p.m. June 5, 9 a.m. June
10 and 9 a.m. June 11.
A fund summary, 1:30 p.m. June 11.
The capital improvements plan, 9 a.m. June
A budget hearing will take place at 6 p.m. June
13, followed by presentations of the constitutional
officers' budgets at 1:30 p.m. June 20.
The county commission will adopt a tentative
millage rate at a meeting Aug. 1, followed by two
public hearings at dates to be determined.
mented immigrants, but agreed something has to be done
to accommodate the estimated 12 million undocumented
immigrants now in the country.
He also was adamant that defense spending should
not be cut. He would halt the $2 billion annual aid pack-
age to Egypt and some other foreign countries and use
that money to solve the sequester issue in Congress,
which is only about $800 million, he said.
Buchanan's main concern is the growing national
debt, which was $7 trillion when he entered Congress in
2006. In the past five years, the debt has grown to $16
trillion, and the national budget is short $1 trillion.
At the present rate of federal borrowing, the national
debt will exceed the government's annual income around
2025, according to a chart Buchanan presented.
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Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee
chair Melissa Snyder chats with committee member
Jerry West before the committee's May 1 meeting. The
committee will next meet Oct. 2. Islander Photo: Rick
beautification in the city.
"Work with them and through them and we should
have some success" obtaining a grant, he said.
West also reported that an additional dogwood tree
would be planted at the Kingfish Boat Ramp by Manatee
County. The decision came following an inspection of the
county park by Commissioner David Zaccagnino, who
requested the landscaping.
Snyder took time to congratulate the committee on
its April 26 turnout for National Arbor Day.
The committee will break for the summer and next
meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Fire district plans hearing
on rate increase
The West Manatee Fire Rescue District board of
commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16,
at the WMFR administrative building, 6417 Third Ave.
W., Bradenton, to hold a public hearing on increasing the
2013 fire assessment rates.
The board also will discuss remodeling Station No. 2,
and a budget variance request from WMFR Chief Andy
Since 2002, the board has annually voted to increase
the district fire assessment.
For more information on the meeting, call 941-761-
Buchanan drew a round of applause from the audi-
ence for his stance that no offshore drilling be permitted
along the Florida coastline, but he favors the pipeline
from Canada to Texas.
He said while the long-term impact of Obamacare is
unknown, he does know the entire medical and pharma-
ceutical industries need reform.
Buchanan said he regularly sends constituents emails
and letters to get their views on topics of interest and he
values the opinions of voters.
He is co-chair of the Florida delegation to Congress
that includes both Democrats and Republicans and, Buch-
anan said, they have compromised on many issues for the
benefit of Florida.
Buchanan said it's his wish the entire Congress would
be so comprising.
Anna Maria City
May 23, 6 p.m., city commission.
June 13, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
May 15, 2 p.m., planning and zoning.
May 16, 1 p.m., city commission.
May 21, 9 a.m., department heads.
June 6, 1 p.m., pier team.
June 6, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP.
June 6, 7 p.m., city commission.
June 12, 10 a.m., special master.
June 20, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
May 16, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
May 28, 7 p.m., city commission.
May 30, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
June 11,7 p.m., city commission.
June 13, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
June 25, 7 p.m., city commission.
June 27, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
May 21, 9 a.m., county commission.
May 30, 1:30 p.m., budget presentation.
June 4, 9 a.m., county commission.
June 10, 9 a.m., county budget presentation.
June 11, 9 a.m., county budget presentation.
June 13, 9 a.m., county budget presentation.
June 13, 6 p.m., county budget hearing.
June 18, 9 a.m., county commission.
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,
May 15, 2 p.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, county administration building.
May 16, 11 a.m., Manatee County Area Transit
forum on transit planning, State College of Florida Stu-
dent Union Building at 5840 26th St. W. Bradenton.
May 16, 5 p.m., Manatee County Area Transit
forum on transit planning, Palmetto Youth Center, 501
17th St. W., Palmetto.
May 27 is Memorial Day. Most government offices
- and also The Islander will be closed.
June 17, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
June 19, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
June 24, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, University of South Florida-
Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami
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AMI Chamber of Commerce Wedding festival spending grows
By Rick Catlin
They came from as far as Indiana, Michigan, Illinois
And many more future brides and grooms came from
Tampa and Orlando for the sixth annual Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce Wedding Festival held
May 4 was the first registration day and 47 people
took advantage of the chamber's Saturday office opening,
said chamber vice president Deb Wing.
"After signing up, many of them headed toward the
Food and Wine on Pine in Anna Maria," she said.
"We thought it was a perfect tie-in for our Sunday
event and many attendees came for the weekend. We
definitely put some heads in beds. And the future brides
really did some spending."
"We had 250 attendees and last year we had 300, but
this year's guests did more than look. Some bought their
total wedding from the vendors," Wing said.
Many of those at the festival came in groups of 10-14
people, Wing said, and a vendor was able to present prod-
ucts and services to them all at same time. At previous
festivals, a lot of brides and couples would come just for
a look, but often found long lines at a vendor site.
Not so this year, Wing said.
Shuttles and trolleys kept people moving smoothly
from one site to another, she said.
L\ i) li ,,d) kept moving, and we had no backed up
lines waiting to see a vendor," Wing said.
While she did not have final figures, she estimated
about 40 couples booked their wedding at the festival.
One vendor called Wing to thank her and the cham-
ber for a great job, asking to be included next year.
"I probably have had 20 vendors call me last week
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asking about space for next year's festival, Wing said,
adding that one vendor said it was the "best ever" and
he'd been a vendor at every festival.
The grand finale was at the Tortuga Inn Beach Resort
in Bradenton Beach, with owner David Teitelbaum as
'That also was wonderful," Wing said. "David did an
amazing job of putting finale party together," and more
than $20,000 worth of wedding-related prizes were won
by many of the couples.
The grand-prize winner was Laura Clements of
Childstown, Ind. The Clements party flew from Ohio for
the weekend festival, never dreaming that fortune would
smile on them.
Wing said Heather Gioscio, Clements' sister and the
maid-of-honor for the planned October 2014 wedding,
had her ticket drawn for the grand prize. She promptly
gave the $6,400 wedding package to her sister.
Clements said she and her future husband will be
returning with a party of more than 100 people for their
"That's what I call putting heads in beds," Wing
Heather Gioscio shows off her grand prize a basket
of wedding gifts and a stay at Tortuga Inn valued at
$6,400. She promptly gave the prize to her sister, Laura
Clements of CI,,/ il % ,' Ind., who is planning an Octo-
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Yes, we want more
Maybe you've seen the commercials, since appar-
ently they are somewhat viral, having first appeared on
the Internet and now television.
There's a man sitting at a kid-size table or on the
floor with a group of kids gathered around. He asks
questions, and the kids do what they do best kids say
the darnedest things, eh? by answering honestly.
In one of these sales pitches hey, what are they
selling, anyway? a young girl starts talking about
how kids want more. If there's too little, your parents
won't let you have any, because you might want more.
"We want more!" she proclaims. And again, "We want
I recall my grandmother telling me once that when I
was young, and I wanted something or more of some-
thing I pleaded with her by saying, "But, grandma, I
I don't recall the pleas, but I don't recall being told
no, either. Not very often.
So do we want more?
I related the words of one business owner last
week, who complained that tourists don't buy things
like T-shirts anymore.
I began to reason that maybe tourists don't want
more shirts. Maybe there's tm t llhiing In. \ that is replac-
ing shirts with slogans and logos for places they like as
the new souvenir. Maybe it's oval "AMI" stickers.
But maybe there's a way to calculate what sells
most on eBay or Amazon, and adapt what we offer in
local stores. It seems iTunes figured it out. Apple appar-
ently ensures its future, creating an online store that now
has turned 10, and sales are booming.
I don't buy much music, but I rely on iTunes for
syncing my iPhone and other devices, and likely you
If there's anything now that I wish for more -
other than more collard greens at Duffy's it's tech-
nohl>.-y. Twenty years ago, embracing tc.lhni>h'l.y put
The Islander far ahead of publishers who were just
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A heartfelt thank you
To all of the sixth annual Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce Wedding Festival participants:
Thank you for your dedication, enthusiasm and
professionalism in making this event a success for our
business community, tourism community and beach
The way in which all of you support and showcase
this event allows our island to maintain its title as the
"Beach Wedding Capital of Florida."
First, a very special thank you to Tortuga Inn Beach
Resort and its exceptional staff for putting on a fantastic
grande finale and wedding party in the new pergola on
We also would like to thank festival co-chair Katy
Demick, for her unwavering support and personal charm
in assisting all the host sites and vendors. In addition,
thank you to our amazing host sites for making this
show uniquely elegant: Harrington House Beachfront
Bed & Breakfast, Tortuga Inn, the Studio at Gulf &
Pine, Gulf Drive Cafe and Tiki and Body & Sol Spa &
Thank you to our media sponsors: The Islander, The
Bradenton Herald and Nuovo Bride.
Thank you also to our volunteers and, finally, a spe-
cial thank you to brides and grooms who chose to shop
in paradise to plan their dream weddings. We appreciate
your time, ti i1.' and enthusiastic support.
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I would like to see more input regarding restrooms
in the new park/parking lot at the east end of Pine
Avenue. It seems that decisions are being made by the
few rather than the majority.
The Bayou condos are in no danger from vagrants
and burglars and I can attest to that fact. In the eight
years of owning and living in my home across North Bay
Boulevard from Bayfront Park, I have never encountered
a vagrant and no one has climbed over my fence.
We need to slow down and take a long view of
where we are going in Anna Maria. Someone suggested
that people could use the facilities at Bayfront Park. But,
if you think about it, Bayfront Park can be a long walk
from the hub of the businesses on Pine Avenue, of the
city pier for that matter, for some of our very young,
our elderly and those who are disabled.
Why should the shop owners be required to make
their restrooms public and why should our visitors have
to beg to use a bathroom if they are not a customer? The
situation can be intimidating to some people.
By the way, there are "Customer Only" signs on the
restroom doors of some of our restaurants on the north
end. You know who you are!
Commissioner Gene Aubry has drawn some lovely,
logical plans, including much needed parking and rest-
rooms. I believe he is looking at Anna Maria as it is now,
and trying to accommodate our guests and visitors.
After all, we asked them here.
Maureen Dahms, Anna Maria
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What the heck is holding up the turtle girls from
To answer this we pulled out some dusty old files,
going back to 1980. The past year's first nest arrived
on May 5. In 2011, we had a surprise with the first nest
found April 27. But back in 1988, the girls were running
late, and the first nest didn't appear here until June 8.
We've learned over the years that with sea turtles,
it's all about water temperature.
From the time in April when the lady turtles are
winking at the guy turtles to when the egg bearing
females climb from their home in the water to our sandy
shore, i \ i. i)tingi has to do with temperature.
The nesting female looks for a nesting spot by
checking the warmth of that sand. It must be perfect
- to her liking to coddle her eggs and ensure the
proper development of the hatchlings.
The females are just off shore, where they're wait-
ing for the Gulf of Mexico waters to reach 80 degrees
or higher. And the sandy beach on Anna Maria Island
must be warm enough to incubate their clutch of eggs
for 50-70 days.
We start monitoring AMI's nesting beaches every
year on April 1 running north and south on the beach
by ATV. This fulfills the federal permit conditions for
AMI's beach renourishment projects.
Our staff the world's best volunteers start
patrolling the beach on foot May 1.
In years past, I have driven the ATV wearing full
foul-weather gear, short-sleeve T-shirts, sweatshirts
and sometimes a raincoat. Last year, my first day was
spent in short sleeves, this year it was a sweatshirt....
Some days hood up, some day's hood down.
I recently received a memo from Allen Foley,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
coordinator of sick and injured sea turtles. His staff has
been rescuing a high number of young, lethargic green
turtles. He believes the early warming trend a month
ago, followed by a sharp cold snap a week ago, brought
on a shock to our coastal sea turtle population.
Our nesters go by water temperature, and I go by
my own unscientific test.
When I get up at 5 a.m., the first thing I do is open
the back door in Bradenton Beach and let my pack of
dogs out to do their duty. When my bare tootsies touch
the patio tile, it's either "brrrrr" or "ahhhh."
Mother's Day morning was still a little "brrrrr."
And still no nest on the beach.
But Monday? The tootsies felt a bit warmer, but,
more interestingly, the sand around the new nest felt
warmer than the air.
Happy turtle days and a great summer to you all.
Suzi Fox, executive director, Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch and Ish.,. ,,/ JMonitoring
Carol Soustek, left, AMITW volunteer beach walker,
rejoices on learning the morning turtle crawl she
found May 13 at 66th Street is indeed verified to be
the first nest of the 2013 sea turtle nesting season.
With her in front of the nest is section coordina-
tor Debbie Basilius. The nest is projected to hatch
around July 7. Islander Photo: Courtesy Suzi Fox
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The most expensive property sale in Anna Maria
Island history at that time took place May 12 in
Bradenton Beach, when David Teitelbaum purchased
the 55-unit Tortuga Inn at 1325 Gulf Drive. Teitelbaum
said he would keep the property as a hotel, and signed
ResortQuest Inc. for on-site property management. The
property was known as the Catalina Beach Resort when
it was owned by former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie
Pierola and husband Gil Pierola
Anna Maria residents began locking doors
and securing their garbage cans after resident Robin
McCormick photographed a fox eating some garbage.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Sgt. John Kenney
said he doubted there were only one or two foxes in
Holmes Beach resident Tommy Daniels of the
7500 block of Gulf Drive North filed a police report
alleging someone stole orchids valued at $4,000 from
his garden. Daniels had planned to sell some at an annual
flower show in Miami and he suspected the thief either
had the same idea, or would sell them at a flea market.
Daniels said one particular orchid was worth $800.
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Repair work to Bradenton Beach day dock underway
By Mark Young
About a year after the day dock adjacent to the His-
toric Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach was shut
down, repair work began May 3 with Duncan Seawall
staging its construction barge nearby.
The work is expected to take about six weeks.
The day dock initially closed a year ago, when city
staff observed sections beginning to separate that were
causing a safety hazard. As staff explored options to
repair the hinges connecting the sections later deter-
mined to be the wrong kind of hinges Tropical Storm
Debby arrived to cause further damage.
The damage caused by Debby went beyond the city's
ability for repairs and the dock was closed indefinitely.
In the weeks and months following the storm, the
Federal Emergency Management Agency determined the
damage to be storm related, opening the door for the city
to pursue federal funding.
The lengthy federal process to guarantee federal
funding concluded in early April with the final signature
applied, authorizing the project to move forward.
Duncan informed the city it would begin work by
April 15. Storms in the area pushed the start date back
to April 22, but Duncan was a no show, explaining it was
unable to mobilize its construction barge due to continued
Public works director Tom Woodard said at a May
2 city pier team meeting that he received word Duncan
would be on site the following day.
"Weather had set them back, but they said they knew
how important it was to the city to get this going," said
The city's struggle through federal red tape, followed
by two delays from Duncan, left citizens of Bradenton
Beach wondering if a cruel joke was being played out at
"I've had so many people come and ask me about
the day dock and I would tell them what we know," said
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh. "It got to the point where
they would ask, I would tell them and they would say, 'I
don't believe you.'"
Commissioners expressed relief that the project was
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Four water-taxi companies have been in contact
with the city to use the pier when the day dock reopens.
According to Police Chief Sam Speciale, only one is
actively pursuing using the dock, however, and is hoping
to begin its shuttle service before the dock reopens.
'They want to know if they can use the maintenance
dock on the north side of the pier," said Speciale. "We
went to look at it for safety reasons. I just need to know
how the commission feels about it."
Vosburgh questioned Speciale about the safety issues
and Commissioner Ric Gatehouse also expressed liabil-
ity concerns associated with a 36-foot boat using such a
Special said he and other city staff would conduct
a safety inspection of the dock and, with commission
approval, the water taxi would make a test run.
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that are really keeping up on this. They really want to get
their business going to the pier."
Commissioners did not object to the trial run.
Special said he also is getting calls from construc-
tion companies regarding the future pier project to replace
151 pilings and the wood deck.
Special said he informed the callers that the city is
not to that point yet.
The timeline for the project is still in the permitting
and engineering study phase. Once the study is com-
pleted, a scope of work will be presented to the city to
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Special said the project is still on track to be com-
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EEEC green brochure
hot off press
By Rick Catlin
After six months of discussion, Anna Maria's envi-
ronmental education and enhancement committee has
produced its Let's Go Green brochure on the benefits
of "going green."
The new brochure is hot off the press and ready for
distribution to residents. EEEC member Jane Coleman
said the committee plans to eventually go door-to-door
to deliver the brochures.
EEEC chair Bill Malfese said the brochure lists the
benefits of going green, and what Anna Maria has done
to attain the designation of Tree City USA designation.
The brochure also explores how going green can save
i ni. i), money and the environment.
According to the brochure, going green improves
the quality of life, saves plant resources and makes Anna
Maria more Ir i .'\ efficient.
Going green also creates jobs, saves i ni I', pro-
vides businesses with tax credits and raises property
Let's Go Green is available free at Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, and various Pine Avenue busi-
MCAT holds forums on
Manatee County Area Transit is holding a series
of forums to explore the future of local public transit,
including the island trolley.
The information that MCAT officials collect will
be presented to the county commission as it works this
summer on a transit plan for the next decade.
An open house will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs-
day, May 16, at the State College of Florida Student
union, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton,
Another open house will take place 5-7 p.m. Thurs-
day, May 16, at the Palmetto Youth Center, 501 17th St.
"We' re setting up in some visible areas in hopes that
people will stop in, learn more and give us feedback,"
said Chad Fosnight, an MCAT senior planner. "We'll be
available to answer specific questions, show graphics and
alternatives for possible routes and increased frequen-
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Anna Maria's Lake LaVis
By Rick Catlin
The periodic dredging of Anna Maria's Lake LaV-
ista inlet finished April 17 and boats can now navigate
the channel, even at low tide, said Anna Maria public
works director George McKay.
Before the dredging, even getting a boat through
the channel at high tide was difficult, said Anna Maria
Commissioner Dale Woodland, a boater who lives
along a canal that flows into Lake LaVista.
Dredging of the inlet is done every 14-18 months
under a permanent Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection permit. The sand dredged from the Lake
LaVista channel is used to renourish the Anna Maria
City Pier beach.
The dredging permit comes under a $149,500 grant
from the West Coast Inland Navigation District. There
is no cost to the city unless the project overruns the
The last dredging of the channel was done in late
2011, but storms that moved through the area during
2012 moved sand and material south along the Anna
Maria shoreline, causing the channel to fill up quicker
than usual, McKay said.
But the city can't just say it's time to dredge and
begin, he added.
"There is a mobilization and setup process that
takes several months to complete before you can
dredge. And we try not to dredge during the high
season," McKay said.
Bill Malfese, left, chair of Anna
Maria's environmental education
and enhancement committee,
and committee members Jane
Coleman and Paul Van Zytveld
display an EEEC brochure on
how to make a community green.
The brochure highlights what
Anna Maria has done to make
the city green and maintain the
S"Tree City USA" designation.
1ta channel now cleared
He said he hopes the next Lake LaVista dredg-
ing won't be necessary until October 2014, or maybe
"I'm glad to see we can finally get boats in and out
at low tide," Woodland said. "It's a necessary process,
and we can't always predict how quickly the channel
fills up with sand."
Mike Delaefave, left, Greg Ball and Austin Miller,
rear, of B&W Dredge of Leesburg remove panels that
held sand in place during the April 3-17 dredging of
the Lake LaVista inlet in Anna Maria. The sand was
used to renourish the Anna Maria City Pier Beach.
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Snooks Adams Kids
Day on May 18
The Anna Maria Island Privateers are sending a
signal that the school year is nearly over. The charitable
group of pirates is hoisting the black flag and hosting the
annual Snooks Adams Kids Day Saturday, May 18.
The 59th annual Kids Day will take place 10 a.m.-2
p.m. at Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
The event is an island tradition celebrating the end
of the school year and the approach of summer vacation
with games, face-painting, a treasure hunt, prizes, tales
of adventures on the high seas and a pirate costume con-
The pirates will be serving hot dogs, pizza and soda
pop to children.
The late Willis Howard "Snooks" Adams, an island
legend who retired in 1978 from Holmes Beach police
chief, founded the party in 1954, when he took a group
of local kids by Jeep to the south end of the island
for a cookout.
After a few years, the outing was moved to the Mana-
tee Public Beach, with the local Lions Club helping to
grow the event.
Adams was a Privateer and, in 1980, AMIP took
charge of the celebration.
For more information about Snooks Adams Kids
Day, call Dee "Patch" Lonergan at 941-798-9266.
Island Library schedules
The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will hold the following events in June:
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, Gulf Coast Writers.
6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, Mana-Tweens book
2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, knitting club.
2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, origami club.
2 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, a lecture about the
Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez.
10 a.m., Thursday, June 13, kids' program.
2 p.m., Friday, June 14, Alzheimer's caregiver sup-
11 a.m., Saturday, June 15, stress management.
6 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, Mana-Tweens crafts.
10 a.m., Thursday, June 20, kids' program.
2 p.m., Thursday, June 20, knitting club.
1 p.m., Saturday, June 22, small business session
on design for non-designers.
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, T-shirt "surgery"
10 a.m., Thursday, June 27, summer kids' pro-
10 a.m., Friday, June 28, driving and dementia.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
The late WH. "Snooks" Adams, an island legend and
the founder of Snooks Adams Kids Day, is surrounded
at Kids Day 2001 by his admirers. Islander File Photo
Holmes Beach resident Pam Leckie, left, learned from
gallery manager Janet Aubry that she was the high
bidder on a Bob Brown original acrylic on linen in the
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lery, 507 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The event coincided
with the Food and Wine on Pine celebration May 4.
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The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will hold six special events for school-age chil-
dren this summer.
The events will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday
through July. The schedule includes:
June 13, a drum circle with Steve Turner of Giving
June 20, an Indian dance drama, "Mahabharata"
Sea of Milk.
June 27, a talk about mosquitoes in Manatee County
with Amber Marciano.
July 11, a visit with "The Chalk Lady" Denise
July 18, pirates and seafaring tales presented by
July 25, "The Selfish Giant" presented by Bits 'n'
Pieces Puppet Theatre.
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
Big Cat offers sunset safaris
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, a non-
profit haven for big cats, bears and other animals, will
begin its summer schedule Wednesday, May 15.
The sanctuary, 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, will hold
sunset safaris 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in
For more information, go online to www.bigcathabi-
tat.org or call 941-371-6377.
Keep Manatee holding golf
Keep Manatee Beautiful will hold its 19th annual
golf tournament a major fundraiser for the group -
Friday, May 24, at the Tara Golf & Country Club, 6602
Drewrys Bluff, Bradenton.
Entry fees include greens fee, cart, range balls, team
photo, goody bag, lunch buffet and awards presenta-
The four-person best-ball scramble will begin with
a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Registration costs vary: A hole sponsorship of $600
includes one foursome fee, a name on an event banner,
tee and green signage, greens fee, cart, range balls and
goodie bags. A foursome without sponsor signage costs
For more information, call KMB at 941-795-8272.
Artspace hosts photography
The "PhotoNutt" artist's reception will take place
5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Artspace Studios and
Gallery, 101 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
The reception celebrates the work of local pho-
tographer Christian Ulanch and will include a contest
to identify the locations in some photographs. A news
release said the exhibit, "PhotoNutt," highlights Ulanch's
perspective on Anna Maria Island landmarks. The show
continues through June 7.
Ulanch has worked in pastels and ink. After suffering
a brain hemorrhage in the Gulf War, he took up photog-
"Over the past 13 years, Ulanch has developed an
eye for the unusual," Artspace stated.
A portion of proceeds from the show will be donated
to the Wounded Warrior Project.
For more information, call Deborah Webster at
Artspace Studios and Gallery at 941- 243-3835.
Blue Marlin hosts
Sea to Shore benefit
The Blue Marlin, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach,
will host a benefit for the Sea to Shore Alliance.
Seatings for the benefit are 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16.
The $85 seating includes a four-course prix fixe
dinner with wine or beer. An announcement said $35
from each dinner will go to the alliance, which works to
improve the health and productivity of coastal environ-
ments for the endangered species and human livelihoods
that depend on them."
For more information, call 727-954-3390.
Ringling joins in
International Museum Day
The Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road,
Sarasota, will participate in International Museum Day
Saturday, May 18.
The Sarasota museum on that date will offer free
admission to its galleries, including the special exhibit,
"Herb Ritts: L.A. Style," which closes Sunday, May
Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Thurs-
day, when hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
For more information, call the museum at 941-359-
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A group of 49 Sarasota Bay Guardian volunteers with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program planted 3,500 Florida
native plants in Perico Preserve May 4. The plants were donated by Manatee County Natural Resources and the
state Redfish Hatchery at Port Manatee. Other partners included Around the Bend Nature Tours and Martha B.
King Middle School in Bradenton. For more information about the group, email Stephanie /'i,, 11i'm with the
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Wednesday, May 15
6 p.m. -A Mana-Tweens meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Thursday, May 16
10:15 a.m. Friends of the Island Library book club meets
to discuss "The Irresistible Henry House" by Lisa Grunwald, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sea to Shore Alliance benefit dinners, Blue
Marlin, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information:
Friday, May 17
9 a.m.-noon St. Bernard Catholic Church Council of Catholic
Women rummage sale, church activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.
5:30-7:30 p.m.- "PhotoNutt" artist's reception with artist Chris-
tian Ulanch, Artspace, 101 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941- 243-3835.
Saturday, May 18
Today is Armed Forces Day.
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.
9 a.m.-noon St. Bernard Catholic Church Council of Catholic
Women rummage sale, church activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snooks Adams Kids Day, presented by the
Anna Maria Island Privateers, Bayfront Park, Anna Maria. Informa-
1-7 p.m. Benefit for Bradenton Beach Police Officer Eric
Hill, Drift In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-
6 p.m. -An Island Affaire gala benefiting the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
Sunday, May 19
8:15 p.m.- Official sunset time.
Monday, May 20
8:15 p.m.- Official sunset time.
Tuesday, May 21
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meet-
ing, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Wednesday, May 22
8:17 p.m.- Official sunset time.
St. Bernard to hold sale
The St. Bernard Catholic Church Council of Cath-
olic 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, glass-
ware, housewares and more.
Friday, May 17
6 p.m. Outer space flick, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers,"
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission, Ringling Museum of Art,
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, part of International Museum Day.
Through May 19, the Island Players present "37 Postcards,"
Tuesday-Sunday, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-
Through Aug. 31, Bradenton Marauders baseball, McKechnie
Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
First Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book Club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext.
Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information:
Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce networking meeting. Location varies. Fee applies.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., startalk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from
Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
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-
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.
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-
*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.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
June 1, the Atlantic hurricane season begins. Be prepared.
June 1-2, Islandwide Blood Drive, St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach.
June 7, last day of the 2012-13 school year for Manatee
County public school students.
June 14, Flag Day.
June 16, Father's Day.
Save the date
July 4, the Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day
Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park, and Scholarships
Awards Party at Manatee Public Beach.
Sept. 2 is Labor Day.
Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.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-
resolution photographs welcome.
The Islander welcomes photographs and notices
of the milestones in readers' lives weddings, anni-
versaries, travels and other events.
Please send notices and photographs with
detailed captions along with complete contact
information to email@example.com or 5404 Marina
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Island Affaire on Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will pres-
ent its annual gala dinner auction, An Island Affaire, Sat-
urday, May 18, at the center, 407 Magnolia Drive, Anna
This is the center's major fundraising event each year
and with a shortfall this year, it is hoped to raise more
than $200,000 for expenses.
Tickets are still available, according to event coor-
dinator Sharen Pittman, although sales finally picked up
last week. .
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Island Democrats to meet
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet
at noon Monday, May 20, for lunch at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Relaying for life
Lunch is $12 for members, $15 dollars for non-mem- ABOVE: Survivors take the first lap around the beach in the Anna
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The club will hear from Michele Garden and Sue Bradenton Beach. Dedicated teams raised $40,838 for the Ameri-
Dickie of the Healthy Manatee committee, which sup- can Cancer Society in its fight against cancer and to provide cancer
ports a referendum to increase the local sales tax by a patient services in Manatee County. Its goal was $42,000, but the
half-cent. I relay teams now have until Aug. 31 to raise an additional $1,162
Garden also is the clinical director for the One Stop to accomplish their goal. LEFT: Cancer survivors "Mad Hatter"
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Man arrested on a lewd,
By Mark Young
An 18-year-old man was arrested May 1 for allegedly
having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Brandon
Lee Rivera met the victim at a friend's house in Braden-
ton Beach April 13 and began to engage her in a sexual
The victim told police she did not
want to have sex with Rivera. The two
walked outside of the residence, at
which time Rivera is alleged to have
had sex with her.
The victim said she was in shock
Rivera and did not know what to do, but even-
tually told Rivera to stop and, she said,
he complied with her request.
According to the report, Rivera admitted to police
he had sex with the victim and was aware of her age.
Rivera was booked into the Manatee County jail and
initially held on $10,000 bond, which was reduced to
$7,500. According to the jail website, Rivera posted bond
and was released May 5.
He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Manatee
County Judicial Center at 9 a.m. Friday, May 24.
Charlotte P. Dann
Charlotte P Dann, 93, of Madison, Conn., and for-
merly of Holmes Beach and Poultney, Vt., died May 1
in Connecticut. She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Falls-
burg, N.Y., daughter of the late Emery and Edith Holmes
She was first in her family to attend college, gradu-
ating in 1940 from Syracuse University. She met her
husband, Everett, while teaching math
in Sandy Creek, N.Y. Together they
moved to New City, N.Y., where they
raised five children. Mrs. Dann worked
until retirement in 1979 as a vice presi-
dent and branch manager for Nanuet
Dann National Bank.
She enjoyed winters in Florida and
summers in Vermont. She loved travel, gardening, play-
ing piano and organ, quilting, reading and baking. She
used her talents for many volunteer activities, includ-
ing work at the thrift shop at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church in Anna Maria. She also sewed layettes for
Bar fight leads to arrests Sarasota man arrested for
By Mark Young
A 41-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman face
felony charges after a May 7 fight at the Anchor Inn Bar,
3007 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Richard
Hasbrouck was the aggressor in a scuf-
fle with another man at the bar.
While Hasbrouck was physically
engaged with another patron, Kristi
Kovaleski allegedly hit a third man
with a bar stool, causing swelling and
Kovaleski bleeding to the victim's hand.
During a search of Hasbrouck follow-
ing his arrest for misdemeanor battery,
police allegedly found 1.3 grams of
cocaine in his pocket.
According to the report, Hasbrouck
S said, "You would have never found the
Hasbrouck cocaine if I wasn't being arrested for
Hasbrouck was arrested for misdemeanor battery and
felony possession of cocaine. He was booked into the
Manatee County jail on $2,000 bond and, as of Islander
press time, remained in custody.
Kovaleski was arrested on a felony battery charge.
She was booked into the jail and held on $1,500 bond.
As of Islander press time, she remained in custody.
Both Hasbrouck and Kovaleski were scheduled to
be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, May 31, at the Manatee
County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Braden-
A memorial service will be held June 7 at the North
Madison Congregational Church in Madison, Conn.
Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-
Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York NY
10087-7106 or Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, P.O. Box
2000, Boys Ranch FL 32064. Online condolences may
be made at www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com.
Mrs. Dann is survived by her children and their
spouses, Joyce and Larry Gibson, Ron and Candy, Roger
and Kathy, Chris and Neal Scott; grandchildren Ben
Mattson, Becky Hewitt, Christopher and Jessica, Nicole
and Heidi Scott; and three great-grandchildren.
Nicholas 'Nick' Messina
Nicholas "Nick" Messina, 77, of Bradenton Beach,
died May 10.
Mr. Messina was a 40-year member of St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. He was an avid pool
player and fisherman.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
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A 26-year-old Sarasota man was arrested May 6 for
felony domestic battery by strangulation, felony tamper-
ing with a witness and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Zavian
Benson was with his girlfriend in the 300 block of 10th
Avenue in Bradenton Beach when a man called the wom-
Police say Benson accused the woman of cheating
on him and placed his forearm against her throat, cutting
off her air supply.
When he let go, the woman said she was going to
call police, at which time Benson allegedly punched and
broke her phone, valued at $300.
Police arrived and observed red marks and scratches
to the woman's neck. Benson was taken into custody,
booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $8,000
He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, May
31, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
To report information on a felony crime, call Man-
atee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.
In emergencies, call 911.
Thursday. May 16, at St. Bernard, 248
S S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Mr. Messina is survived by his wife
of 59 years, Janie; children Mark and
wife Sue, Michele and husband Dave
Steger, and Chris and husband Rick
Benson Ponto; grandchildren Garrett Steger,
Shauna Steger, Jordan Ponto and Kyle;
great-grandchildren Bryce, Landen and Kaylie; brother
Anthony and wife Lucille; and sister Adelaide Cale.
Obituaries are provided as a free service in The
Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents,
both past and present, and to those people with ties to
Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length.
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Island police blotter
April 27, 100 block of Palm Avenue, petit theft. A
Manatee County sheriff's deputy was on routine beach
patrol when he was flagged down by a woman. The com-
plainant reported a beach chair was stolen. She said the
chair had little value.
May 7, 500 block of Spring Avenue, domestic
disturbance. Neighbors reported hearing a man and
woman engaged in a verbal argument. Upon arrival, law
enforcement determined no physical violence occurred
and issued domestic packets.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
May 6, 2300 block of Avenue B, breach of peace.
A 30-year-old Longboat Key man and a 25-year-old
Bradenton man were arrested on a misdemeanor breach
of peace charge. A complainant awoke to the sounds
of people yelling and breaking glass. Police arrived to
find one of the men sitting in a vehicle. He denied any
knowledge of a disturbance, but the second man inside
the residence admitted they were arguing. Police warned
the men a second incident would lead to an arrest. The
officer parked down the street and within 10 minutes, he
heard arguing and slamming doors. The officer returned
and arrested both men.
May 6, 2500 block of Gulf Drive North, domes-
tic battery. Two cousins attended a wedding together, at
which time one of the females became intoxicated and
began arguing with her cousin and other family members.
At one point, the suspect pushed and hit some of the
family members, who did not want to press charges.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
April 16, 4539 124th St. W., A.P. Bell Fish House,
trespass warning. A man was notified by the business
owner that he was not to return to the property in front of
an MCSO deputy, who then issued a trespass warning.
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April 20,4600 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. A 52-year-
old Holmes Beach woman was arrested for driving under
the influence after police found her vehicle stopped on
Gulf Drive, still running and her slumped over the wheel.
Police made contact with the driver, Cathy Benjamin.
A police officer observed a strong smell of alcohol and
attempted to administer a field sobriety test. According
to the report, Benjamin refused, saying she would fail it
She was taken to the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment and after 20 minutes of observation, a Breathalyzer
test was administered, which she failed. According to the
report, Benjamin continuously asked the officer what she
could do to "make this go away," at one point saying she
could "take care of you and keep it between us."
She was arrested and booked into the Manatee County
jail and held on $500 bond. According to jail records, she
posted bond May 4 and was released. Arraignment infor-
mation was not available as of press time.
May 4, 400 block of 62nd Street, trespass after
warning. A woman called to say a man was on her prop-
erty who had been issued a trespass warning April 2.
Police arrived to find the man inside the residence and
took him into custody without incident.
April 20, 8000 block of Marina Drive, disturbance.
Police responded to a call from a mother, who wanted her
adult son removed from the home. She told police her
son could not find work and refused to help around the
house. She was told she would need to begin an eviction
process, but advised the two separate for the night. The
son agreed to leave for the night.
April 20, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, vehicle bur-
glary. A woman reported that while inside the grocery
store, someone entered her vehicle and went through her
purse. The purse was left in the backseat. She said her
wallet and other items were taken. She was unsure if the
doors were locked, but reported two females were sitting
in a van next to her vehicle when she went inside.
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April 21,200 block of 82nd Street, domestic. Police
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the door, he heard a juvenile male say, "Great, the cops
are here." He knocked again and several minutes later
a juvenile female opened the door. The officer observed
red marks on her neck and separated the two for inter-
views. The female said her boyfriend was arguing with
her because she won't stand up to her sister. She said the
marks were self-inflicted because she was rubbing her
neck during the argument. The male became agitated,
according to the report. The parents of the two juve-
niles were contacted. The male's father arrived to pick
up his son, at which time the juvenile reportedly shouted
obscenities at his father as they were leaving. The girl's
mother arrived to take custody of her daughter.
April 22, 6200 block of Flotilla Drive, burglary. A
man reported he left his boat on a lift at his dock. When
he returned, he noticed a deep-cycle battery and a center
console bench had been stolen. The items were valued at
April 24, 600 Manatee Ave., Westbay Point Moor-
ings, theft. A complainant reported seeing his bicycle
under the stairs of his unit when he arrived home the
previous evening. When he left the next morning, the
bike was missing. It was valued at $50.
April 25, 500 block of Bayview Drive, burglary.
A complainant reported two pieces of jewelry valued at
$6,000 were missing from his home. He told police that
he recently had house guests, and that he often leaves the
residence unlocked so his guests can come and go.
April 26, 800 Manatee Ave. W., Kingfish Boat
Ramp, public intoxication. Police responded to a call
of two intoxicated men trying to get their boat out of
the water. Upon making contact, the officer could smell
alcohol. The men were advised to find rides home and
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BB commission reverses Bridge Street business denial
By Mark Young
In an unexpected move May 2, Bradenton Beach
Vice Mayor Ed Straight motioned to reconsider an April
18 3-2 vote to nullify a development project at 119 Bridge
The meeting took place at city hall.
It's been a series of back and forth decisions for the
project, first denied by the planning and zoning board Feb.
5, then tentatively approved April 4 by the commission,
then denied April 18 and then up for reconsideration.
P&Z recommended denial based primarily on park-
ing, delivery concerns and garbage disposal.
Michael Hynds appeared before the commission
April 4 having addressed those concerns for the building
that would contain a restaurant and eight retail shops.
The development plans include relocating a grease
trap and building a trash receptacle based on the city's
requests. He also eliminated indoor dining seats, which
effectively eliminated parking requirements. A city ordi-
nance that allows for outdoor dining does not require
parking spaces for outdoor seating.
However, part of the plans call for the purchase of
a piece of property on Third Street behind the business.
Hynds said the purchase was contingent on commission
approval of his project, but that the property would be
turned into a parking lot for employees.
He also said Third Street could be used for deliver-
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ies to the businesses, which addressed both of the city's
previous problems of employee parking and deliveries.
Public comment from Bridge Street business owners
at the April 18 meeting were primarily against the busi-
ness, with business owners saying Hynds had not done
enough to address parking on Bridge Street.
Commissioners sided with the public to quash the
project. Commissioners Jan Vosburgh and Gay Breuler
were in favor; Commissioner Ric Gatehouse, Mayor John
Shaughnessy and Straight voted no.
Straight said he had changed his mind May 2 in
making the motion to reconsider the vote.
While the project was approved April 4 with stipula-
tions, Straight said he voted against it April 18 because
he felt not enough was done to address parking.
Upon further review, Straight said the "applicant has
provided parking as part of the stipulation."
Straight said the purchase of the property on Third
Street addressed his concerns, but he sought assurance
that Hynds would purchase, not lease, the property.
Hynds said that was his intention, and agreed to the
stipulation that the property must be purchased for the
commission to approve the development.
In order to reverse the April 18 decision, commis-
sioners needed to make three motions. Straight first
moved to reconsider the April 18 vote, which passed
3-2. Gatehouse and Shaughnessy voted "nay."
Straight then moved to reverse the April 18 decision
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with a similar vote and then moved to reverse the P&Z
recommendation to deny the project, which also passed
Hynds' project now appears to again be on a forward
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The weekly Bridge Street markets in Bradenton
Beach came to an end April 27, but vendors and mar-
ketgoers do have something to look forward to as plans
move forward for a night market.
According to market manager Melissa Enders, it was
another good year for vendors and Bridge Street busi-
"I think this year was a good year for the market,"
said Enders. "We had bigger crowds starting earlier than
last year. November is usually sluggish, but not this
Enders estimated the overall crowd numbers were
likely similar to last year. While the early numbers were
higher than the previous year, the later markets appeared
down in attendance.
"I did notice we ended the market season with a
smaller crowd than usual," she said. "And yet they were
pulling out their purses and spending, so my vendors still
Enders said everything was a little backward this
year. Even though numbers were higher early on in the
season, spending was down. Numbers were down late,
but spending increased.
"I think the presidential election in November may
have had something to do with how much people were
spending everywhere," said Enders. "I've learned there
is no way to know exactly what will happen. When the
market is busy and full of people, sometimes they just
aren't spending. There is no real rhyme or reason to
what makes people spend whether the crowds are large
The monthly food challenges at the market continued
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Enders said it's difficult to get busy restaurants
involved in the competition during season, but Bridge-
tender Dockside Bar and Inn, Island Time Bar and
Grill, and Banana Cabana were food challenge regu-
"Hopefully we will get even more of the island to
participate next year," said Enders. "It's a great oppor-
tunity for restaurants to showcase their food to a lot of
Home chefs also are encouraged to compete for brag-
ging rights for the variety of food challenges. Enders said
some of the more popular challenges included chowders,
chili and soups.
"They are usually something everyone likes," she
said. "We will definitely do chili and chowder next
Last summer was the first year the market expanded
to include a summer night market. Enders said it was an
experiment, but the idea to give locals a chance to enjoy
the market and Bridge Street activities after the tourists
are gone was a good one.
The night market did well enough last year for Enders
to give it a second run.
"I'm currently applying for a night market permit to
run June through July, every Saturday from 5-10 p.m.,"
she said. "Hopefully we get approved and have a great
The market always features live entertainment, food,
arts and crafts, fresh produce and more. Once the permit
for the night market is approved, Enders will begin plan-
ning the market's family-fun activities.
The final market food challenge featured a pulled-
pork competition and benefited Heroes on the Water, an
organization developed to help combat veterans returning
home make the difficult transition by offering free kayak
HOW coordinator Raul Casas won the competition
with Banana Cabana taking second place and Island Time
Bar and Grill securing third.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 15, 2013 0 17
AM P&Z approves 1
variance, denies 2
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board May
7 voted to recommend to the city commission that it
approve a variance by architect Ed Mastalerz for a guest
house at 871 N. Shore Drive, but denied recommending
two other variances for the same structure.
The board approved a setback variance to move the
staircase on the outside of the detached guest house from
the east side, where it encroaches on a neighbor's prop-
erty, to the west side.
They rejected a variance to increase the lot coverage
for and a variance for a roof overhang.
The beach house, called the Kobel Beach House at
the address, was not part of the approved guest house
Board chair Tom Turner suggested the spiral staircase
be built inside the house.
"That way, you wouldn't need a variance," he said.
Mastalerz said, however, that putting the stairs inside
the home would take the project cost from $50,000 to
Turner responded the board cannot consider costs in
approving or denying a variance request.
Turner said the three requests were nothing more
than an attempt by the owners to enhance the beauty of
a vacation rental house.
Board members agreed with Turner on the last two
variance requests and unanimously rejected them, but
approved the request to move the staircase to the other
side of the guest house by a 4-2 vote.
The two denials and the recommendation to approve
the staircase move will be discussed by city commission-
ers, and the commission will make a final determination
at a future meeting.
The city commission's next meeting is May 23 at
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive.
The next P&Z meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4,
also at city hall.
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18 0 MAY 15, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER
FISH flows forward, flush with accomplishments
By Mark Young
FISH has accomplished more in the past month than
it has in years, according to Florida Institute for Saltwater
Heritage treasurer Jane von Hahmann.
It has been the kind of progress, she said, that caused
her to rescind her March resignation as treasurer.
"I really like the positive direction we have taken
and I would like to stay on as treasurer for another year,"
she said. "I will step down in 2014, and serve out the
remainder of my term on the board through 2015."
FISH has accomplished a lot in the last several weeks,
as it looks to secure $250,000 in Southwest Florida Water
Management District funding for its 95-acre preserve.
The board also has reorganized its boatworks facility,
to set records for the annual Cortez Commercial Fishing
Festival and started a Boy Scouts of America affiliated
Sea Scouts of America program as part of the Turner
Maritime Challenge program.
TMCC director Sean Wardell said the Sea Scouts are
in their sixth class and almost ready to set sail.
"May 18, weather permitting, will be our first day
on the water," said Wardell. "We are looking forward to
finally getting out on the water."
Wardell said there are seven full-time Sea Scouts,
Island real estate sales
519 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,818 sfla / 2,162 sfur
3bed/2bath/1 car canalfront home built in 1971 on a 93x117 lot was
sold 04/12/13, Jenkins to McCain for $515,000; list $549,000.
218 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a 1,096 sfla / 1,672 sfur
2bed/2bath pool home built in 1967 on a 75x100 lot was sold
04/12/13, Johnson to Jenne for $475,000; list $499,000.
726 Holly Road,Anna Maria, a 1,140 sfla / 1,428 sfur 2bed/2bath
home built in 1972 on a 50x1 05 lot was sold 04/05/13, Banman to
Barker for $450,000.
612 Rose St.,Anna Maria, a 1,100 sfla / 1,538 sfur 2bed/2bath home
built in 1971 on a 50x100 lot sold 04/08/13, Drew to Muller. $425,000.
7 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,744 sfla / 1,865 sfur
3bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 1993 on a 79x115 lot was sold
04/08/13, Harden to Seeley for $400,000; list $422,000.
115 WillowAve., Anna Maria, a 2,140 sfla / 3,667 sfur 3bed/3bath
pool home built in 1993 on a 55x100 lot was sold 04/10/13, Daley to
Helbig for $399,900.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 63, North Beach Village, Holmes
Beach, a 1,224 sfla / 1,452 sfur 3bed/2%bath/1 car condo with
shared pool built in 1990 was sold 04/04/13, Bell to Luky Dux LLC
for $300,000; list $300,000.
427 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 688 sfla / 888 sfur 1 bed/1 bath
half duplex built in 1966 on a 27x97 lot was sold 04/01/13, Collins
to Pearse for $159,000; list $174,900.
Transactions are compiled by Jesse Brisson, broker/associate
at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, 941-778-7244.
but local youth are becoming more interested in the pro-
gram, "and we hope to pick up a few more when school
Boy Scouts representatives presented FISH with an
official Sea Scouts of America charter and commended
the board for its proactive vision in teaching youth marine
It is the 101st year of the Sea Scout program nation-
FISH member Turner Matthews said there is an issue
related to the Sea Scout program.
"We don't have any way to launch these boats," he
said. "We have this thing called the dung beetle, but it's
taking a lot of time going back and forth to the boat shop
and we've had some issues with people borrowing it and
not getting it back to Sean."
Matthews suggested at a meeting that the board pur-
chase another vehicle.
"This thing about sharing the dung beetle has been
a nightmare," he said.
After much discussion, the board settled on pass-
ing a motion to leave the vehicle with Wardell and only
people with written authorization from FISH president
Kim McVey would be able to borrow the vehicle.
While progress is being made by FISH, no board
member has stepped up to be nominated as secretary after
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Von Hahmann and McVey called for a volunteer sev-
eral times from those board members present, but no one
The board did unanimously approve the draft of a
letter to invite Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court
R.B. "Chips" Shore back on the board.
Shore resigned earlier this year in frustration over
the way some board members spoke to and treated his
staff at the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, which
is owned by the county and operated by Shore's office.
Some board members expressed skepticism that
Shore would return, but did vote in favor of making the
In other matters, McVey said it would be her inten-
tion to come up with a procedure for FISH members to
use FISH equipment. She asked the board for ideas.
Matthews said the easiest way to keep track of equip-
ment was to meet all FISH property at one location and
devise a checkout system.
Linda Molto said that would be a good idea if FISH
had a permanent office with personnel to check out the
McVey said she would like the board to continue
working on a plan because the members should want
"something in place to keep an eye on things, so they
don't walk away."
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Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Biscuit or
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Wednesday, May 22
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese or
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Lunch: Popcorn Chicken and Warm Roll or
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Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich or Ultimate
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Youth basketball takes shape, soccer tryouts announced
By Kevin Cassidy
Youngsters are playing basketball in age divisions at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, and the teams
to beat are rising to the top in the standings. Though there
are no unbeaten teams, favorites are becoming appar-
The 8-10 Division has pretty good parity, but Beach
Bums appears favored to go all the way. It currently sits
at 4-2, a game ahead of 3-3 Beach Bistro and two games
in front of 2-4 Manatee Cancer Center.
The Premier Division appears to be a two-horse race
between Walter & Associates at 6-1 record, one game
better than Heritage Paper Company at 5-2. The Feast at
2-5 and 1-6 Eat Here follow in the standings.
The 11-13 Division has Walter & Associates and Ross
Built tied with 6-1 records. Ross Built defeated Walter &
Associates 42-28 on April 26, while Walter & Associates
returned the favor on May 6, earning a 46-34 victory.
Walter & Associates was in action May 11 against
third-ranked Sand Dollar, which came into the game with
a 3-3 record. Both teams got off to slow starts offensively
with Walter & Associates grabbing an early 8-6 lead, but
Joey Stewart got hot in the second quarter, scoring 10
points to give Sand Dollar a 22-20 lead at the half.
Walter & Associates, which outrebounded Sand
Dollar 49-23 for the game, started capitalizing on its
size advantage to take a 37-34 lead after three quarters.
JP Russo scored 10 points in the quarter, while Dayton
Modderman added 5 points to the 17-12 run.
Walter & Associates closed the game out with a 14-5
fourth quarter to win the game by a comfortable 51-39
Russo led all scorers with 26 points, including 6
rebounds and 5 assists. Modderman added 15 points and
22 rebounds, while Jack Heckler finished with 6 points
and 16 rebounds in the victory.
Joey Stewart led Sand Dollar with 21 points and 5
rebounds, while Corey Jacques added 10 points and 11
rebounds in the loss.
The 8-10 division game of the week saw Beach Bistro
edge Beach Bums on May 11. David Daigle paced Beach
Bistro with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist. Abby Clark
and Sean Rodriguez each added 6 points in the victory.
Daniel Sentman scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds
to lead Beach Bums, which also received 6 points from
Ava Zink in the loss.
Walter & Associates edged The Feast 40-39 in the
Premier League game of the week May 11. W&A rode a
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balanced attack that saw six-out-of-seven players score,
and was led by 9 points from Seth Walter and 8 points
each from Neil Carper and Phil Rottes. Eric Crawford
added 7 points and eight rebounds, while Jack Walter
added 6 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.
Ryan Gilman's 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
paced The Feast, which also received 12 points fromAlex
Gilman and 10 points and 11 rebounds from Chris John-
son in the loss.
Locals fair well in Island Run
The 11th annual Island Run, which benefits the Chil-
dren's Academy of Southwest Florida, attracted 194 run-
ners to the May 4 starting line. The 5K course that wound
through the Anna Maria City streets, tested runners with
higher than expected temperatures and the incline of the
Crescent Drive bridge at the 2.5 mile mark.
Michael Lamb, 23, of Bradenton, was the overall
winner with a time of 16:40, while Anna Neal took first
overall among females with a time of 21:30.
Longtime Galati Yacht Sales employee Mickey
Hooke set another state masters record with a time of
17:47. Other notable finishers include Islanders Sandy
Meneley, who won the grandmasters division with a time
of 23:20, and Erma McMullen, who took the Veteran
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Adult basketball continues
The adult-coed basketball league at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center is about midway through its
season, but the race for the top seed remains fairly tight.
The Sun is on top at 4-1, closely followed by 3-2 Bowes
Imaging Center and Island Real Estate. Duncan Real Estate
and Southern Greens follow at 2-3, while Gator Man Pools
is languishing at the bottom of the standings at 14.
Gator Man Pools earned its first victory of the season,
defeating Southern Greens 55-53 May 7. Aaron Dudukes
led Gator Man with 23 points, 10 rebounds and three
assists, while Matt Dwyer added 18 points, 5 rebounds
and two assists. Joe Combs and Richard Fosmore rounded
out the Gator Man scoring with 6 points each in the vic-
Jordan Demers scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds
to lead Southern Greens, which also received 11 points and
four assists from Jonathan Moss and Scott Eason. Ryan
Moss added 10 points and six rebounds in the loss.
In other action May 7, Bowes Imaging Cener got
rolled 75-35 by the Sun and Island Real Estate edged
Duncan Real Estate 54-48.
MAYSO announces soccer tryouts
The Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization has
announced tryouts for Manatee Magic, its competitive
The cost to play the Magic season, September-March,
is $400 and includes home and away uniforms and a
Tryouts will be held at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton
6-7:30 p.m. May 28-June 5 for age groups as follow:
U9-10 Boys: May 28, June 3.
U9-10 Girls: May 28, June 3.
Ull-12 Boys: May 29, June 4.
Ull-12 Girls: May 29, June 4.
U13-16 Boys: May 30, June 5.
U13-16 Girls: May 30, June 5.
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org or call 941-807-1105.
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All fishing, all the time plus tarpon show in Tampa Bay
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Fishing around our little island is really getting seri-
ous. Trying to figure out what to target can be the hardest
part of your day on the water? Take your pick.
With water temps falling into a normal pattern of
mid- to upper-70s and calm winds, fishing conditions are
about as good as they get. There's even been a light, cool
breeze lately. Enjoy that while it lasts.
On the flats of Anna Maria Sound and the surround-
ing waters, expect to find redfish, spotted seatrout and
catch-and-release snook staging up to blast that shiner
you just cast into a pothole.
For the reds, check around oyster bars or rising tides.
As the tide gets higher, these fish will be on the bar look-
ing for crabs and small bait fish.
For good action on catch-and-release snook, try fish-
ing in and around the passes. Live shiners will get you
hooked up with a linesider.
And for spotted seatrout, shallow grass flats at sun
up offer a great opportunity to catch a gator trout on a
On nearshore structure, migratory species like Span-
ish and king mackerel are patrolling bait schools. Along
with kings and macks, expect to hook into bonito, blue
runners and big jack crevalle. Multiple species of shark
are cruising nearshore structure, offering some exciting
action, including bull, blacktip, spinner and lemon sharks
following mackerel schools for a bite to eat. You may
even have sharks eating the fish on your hook.
Finally, expect to see tarpon numbers rise in the
weeks to come. Small numbers of fish are being sighted,
although the masses have not yet arrived, so get out your
tarpon gear and make sure its in working order.
Kudos to Capt. Warren Girle for producing the first-
of-the-season tarpon photo this week.
Capt. Warren Girle is working both near and off-
shore, finding sizzling action on kingfish, Spanish mack-
erel, jack crevalle, bonito and shark. For i \ .) Iling but
the sharks, Girle is using live shiners or threadfin herring
free-lined behind the boat. Sharks are hitting the shiners
and threadies, but to catch a big fish, Girle casts a fresh-
cut chunk of mackerel or bonito. Expect to encounter
blacktip, spinner, lemon and bull sharks.
Also on nearshore structure, Girle is hooking into an
occasional cobia. For these brown bombers, Girle likes
to pitch either a live shiner or pinfish right in front of the
fish's nose. After that, it's usually game on. Or fish on.
Fish up to 38 inches are being caught.
In the backcountry of Sarasota Bay, Girle is sight-
casting the usual trio with good results. He's also working
sandy potholes the holes, anchoring and chumming to get
the fish in that happy place. Casting live shiners into the
mix results in many a hookup.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says he's seeing
good action on migratory fish, such as Spanish mackerel,
ladyfish, blue runners and jack crevalle. Pier fishers using
live shiners or threadfin herring are catching decent num-
bers in the early morning, when silver spoons, white jigs
or Gotcha plugs can produce a fairly consistent bite.
Sork also notes that numerous sharks are being
caught during the evenings and overnight at the pier. Pier
fishers using cut-bait, such as Spanish mackerel, jack
crevalle or mullet, are catching sharks in the 3- to 7-foot
range. Expect to encounter bonnethead, blacktip, lemon
and sand sharks.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing a variety of
species caught daily. Bait fish are just beginning to show
up, and the migratory species such as Spanish mackerel,
blue runners, jack crevalle, ladyfish and shark, are cash-
ing in. Plan accordingly for your i i ',in
For all but the sharks, a 30-pound fluorocarbon
leader will suffice. The alternative is a small wire leader,
although these fish can see the leader and tend not to bite.
The best scenario is to stock up on small white jigs or
silver spoons and expect to lose a few when these preda-
tors are really biting.
If you're i i._,'ini' for shark, a 3-foot section of 120-
pound hardwire tied to about 5 feet of 60- or 80-pound
mono will do the trick. Combine that with a 6/0 quality
circle hook and you're in business.
Pompano also are making a showing at the R&R.
Pompano jigs such as cannonball heads and Doc's Goofy
jigs are being gobbled up by pomps up to 20 inches in
length. Live sand fleas on the hook are a good option to
catch a tasty dinner.
Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle agrees,
there's good action occurring at both fishing piers on
the north end. He's working the pier and finding good
numbers of catch-and-release snook on live shiners or
pinfish. Slot-size snook and bigger are hooking up in the
evening hours during outgoing tides.
Mattay also is having good results on Spanish mack-
erel, bluefish and big barracuda. For the macks and blues,
of Anna Maria
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he's using whitebait or small white jigs. For the 'cuda,
he's using macks and blues. Last, but not least, Mattay
is fishing pompano jigs from the piers with success on
both pompano and permit.
On the beaches, Mattay suggests fishing for shark,
while blacktip, lemon and bonnethead and bull sharks
are prowling the shallows in search of a tasty morsel. For
bait, Mattay likes fresh-cut bonito, mackerel or mullet.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fishing
the backcountry of southern Tampa Bay with good results.
The main trio of redfish, spotted seatrout and catch-and-
release snook are responding to free-lined white bait with
a purpose. Explosive strikes and drag-screaming action are
occurring in water depths of 2-3 feet.
Gross is fishing sandy potholes or grass flats next to
mangrove edges to find his prey. Top size for the catch-
and-release snook this past week was 34 inches with a lot
of slot-size fish hooked up, too. For the reds, 33 inches
is the "bull" of the week.
On deeper grass beds, Gross is targeting macks, big
bluefish and flounder. White bait is the bait of choice
here. Gross likes to chum macks, then cast a free-lined
bait into the mix. Expect macks in the 24-inch range.
Send fishing reports to fish @islander.org.
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By Rick Catlin
Dog day care celebrates
opening in Cortez
Coastal Canine Cottage, 8819 Cortez Road, Braden-
ton, is readying to accept guests. The dog day care is a
business venture for Lisa Williams and Angela McCal-
Williams is the office manger at The Islander, as well
as the founder of Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue, a
nonprofit rescue organization in Manatee County that has
rescued more than 75 homeless pets in two years. Wil-
liams, a Bradenton resident, has worked in the past as an
animal abuse investigator and at an elephant sanctuary.
McCallister resides on the island and has worked at
the Cortez Kitchen for many years. She also has fostered
animals for several rescue organizations.
The women, in a news release, said they often are
asked about dog day care services in the area. So, they
decided to form Coastal Canine Cottage LLC. "We love
dogs," they said in the statement. Your pets will have
fun, be safe and will love spending time at Coastal Canine
Coastal Canine Cottage invites dog owners to an
introductory meet-and-greet party noon-2 p.m. Sunday,
May 19, and will open 7 a.m. Monday, May 20. Hours
will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Sat-
urday if needed.
For more information, call CCC at 941-345-2441.
BACVB partners for
The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
is partnering with the University of Central Florida Dick
Pope Sr. College of Hospitality Management to create the
Certified Destination Ambassador program.
Elliott Falcione, executive director of the BACVB,
announced the partnership earlier this month.
It is the first program of its kind in Florida, he
The BACVB worked closely with UCF's Rosen Col-
lege to create a program that encourages the members of
the community to have a working knowledge of the area
in regards to visitation, Falcione said.
Under the program, anyone who lives in Manatee
County and is involved in a tourism-related business or
service, or who just wants to help, can become an ambas-
sador of tourism.
Ambassadors will spread the word about tourism in
the Bradenton area.
For more information, call 941-729-9177.
Business mixer planned
The monthly Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce networking event is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday May 22,
at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna
Appetizers and refreshments are included in the $5
price of admission and chamber members are encouraged
to bring a guest.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
LBK luncheon set
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly networking luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, May 16, at the Sand Dollar Rooftop Restaurant
at the Lido Beach Holiday Inn, 233 Ben Franklin Drive,
Cost of the event is $20 per person and a 50/50 raffle
will be held for a number of prizes.
Reservations are required.
The LBK chamber also announced its 25th annual
shotgun golf tournament will be held Saturday, May 24,
at the Longboat Key Club's Islandside course.
According to the chamber's email, the tournament
is a scramble format with four-player teams using the
Callaway scoring system.
Cost of the tournament is $125 per single entry and
$400 for a team of four.
For more information, call 941-383-2466.
Wagner Realty, with home office at 7411 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton, named its top-listing and sales agents
for April at each of its 11 Manatee County locations.
The listing agent winner at the Anna Maria Island
office, 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, was Tere-
sia Bradford, while top-listing honors for April at the
Longboat Key location went to Wendy Kaye Foldes and
Top sales agents for the month were Rae Ellen Hayo
at the island office, with Dia Wilson and Mary Moore
garnering the honor at the Longboat Key branch.
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COFFEE TABLE: HARDWOOD, beautiful, $90.
DRYER: KENMORE, WHITE. Good condition,
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GAS PUSH MOWER, Briggs & Stratton, used one
season, $75. 941-387-8485.
PAIR COMFY OVERSTUFFED chairs, beach
print. $99 each. 941-779-0881.
FOR SALE: One legal two-drawer file. Various
office supplies. Also selling antique wood office
chairs, Haitian art, collectible art, some framed.
Many local artists. Home decor. 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email
firstname.lastname@example.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-
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.
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WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
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. Just in time for
Snook Adams Kids Day, donate your gear at The
Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
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.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
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CINDY QUINN has joined A.M.I. Beaches Real
Estate on Anna Maria Island ~ Anna Maria Island's No. 1
real estate company.
Cindy is an island native who has 14 years of real estate
experience and strong market knowledge of Anna Maria
Island, Longboat Key and Bradenton. She is knowledgeable
of the history, building trends, local schools and political
issues that affect you, the community and the real estate
Our current inventory of island properties is valued at
more than $23 million, ranging in price from $375,000 to
over $2 million-plus.
A.M.I. Beaches is Anna Maria Island's only full service
real estate company. A.M.I. Beaches, togetherwith its busi-
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new home construction, home owner's insurance, vacation
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Visit our website at www.annamariaislandrealty.com to
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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: The Centre Shops
on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Friday, May 17. Fur-
niture, household items. 209 Archer Way, Anna
HUGE OFFICE SALE! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 17-18. Furniture,
antiques, unique items, artwork, office furniture.
3-FOR-$4 AMI oval stickers. T-shirt bargains and
more! The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
LOST PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES at Hur-
ricane Hank's April 18. Please, call 508-308-
FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES. Found
around 66th Street, Holmes Beach. Claim at The
Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
CAR KEY FOUND on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria,
with automatic door opener button. 941-779-
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. Hueter at Mote, director of shark
research. Office 941-388-1827.
LOST PHONE ON trolley. Please, call 941-704-
4452, if found.
PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
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 -
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long
memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.
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-
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-
BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy,
reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own
NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, petsitting
and walking. Red Cross certified, good with
animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-
AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Eve-
nings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certified, cur-
rently enrolled in child development courses.
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.
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-
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free esti-
mates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim
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-
PROFESSIONAL CLEANER FOR hire: Reliable,
trustworthy and honest with reasonable non-
hourly rate. 813-295-5000 please, leave mes-
JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean
your home like our own. We offer organic clean-
ing products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-
PC REPAIR: WIRELESS/wired network set up,
data transfer, hardware/software installation.
Henry Lewis, 941-704-2658.
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JUNIOR'S FUN FAST face painting and balloon
twisting. 941-545-2832. On Facebook: www.
CARING SERVICES BY Joanne: Ride anywhere!
Also organize and de-clutter, detailed cleaning
projects, one room at a time. Refrigerators, clos-
ets, cupboards, drawers, etc. 941-721-7725.
ALEXIS COX JAZZ: Music to blend an ear. Pri-
vate parties, clubs, local nursing homes/assisted
living, for all occasions. Highly recommended.
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-
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year
Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
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.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and instal-
lations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff,
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-
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
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
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TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-
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-
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-
RANDY'S PAINT AND Drywall: Carpentry, screens
and all your household maintenance. 941-465-
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
1 BR/1BA GROUND FLOOR, Gulf to bay condo,
heated pool, fishing pier. Over 55. $1,600/month,
$1,100/month annual. 813-393-6002.
CUTE VACATION EFFICIENCY: Screened porch,
near boat ramp, many other area amenities,
cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638.
3BR/2BA: CANAL FURNISHED. Internet, May-
June. 407-927-1304. email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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-
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 and pool care pro-
vided. Small dog considered. Close to Robinson
Preserve. $1,600/month. First, last, security. Gulf
Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.
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PERICO ISLAND MONTHLY vacation rental:
3BR/3BA private pool, community facilities. 941 -
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis,
boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-
CLIMATE-CONTROLLED AND non-climate units
available starting at $65/month. For additional
information, call Anna Maria Storage, 941-779-
PRIVATE ROOM FOR one! North Longboat Key,
washer and dryer, utilities included, $130/weekly.
WATERFRONT CONDO: FLAMINGO by the Bay,
near beaches and shopping, 2BR/2BA, Jacuzzi,
marble floors throughout, $900/month. 941-720-
Starting in the high $100s. From
KELLER Manatee Ave W., turn south on 67th St
7WIIIAMS w Only 4 traffic lights to Gulf Beaches.
Alexis LeRoy, Realtor, firstname.lastname@example.org
office: 941-761-0444, cell:941.757.7040
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach.
2/1 one side, 1/1 on the other. Short walk to beach.
EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS of Tampa Bay from this spacious
3BR/3BA home at the north end of Anna Maria. Oversized
lot, three open porches, gorgeous heated pool, and large,
private yard. $1,050,000
OUTSTANDING KEY ROYALE 5,000 SF 4BR
home with 3 full baths and 2 half-baths, two fire-
places, elevator, heated pool, dock and loads of privacy.
Truly a gorgeous home! $1,100,000.
Norman 101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
SEASONAL RENTAL: NORTH Holmes Beach,
December-March. 2BR/2BA, modern kitchen,
private patio, walk to Gulf beach, washer and
dryer, utilities included. $1,950/month plus resort
tax. 941-778-5338 or 516-526-5628.
ANNUAL RENTAL: HISTORIC 4BR/3BA house,
west of Gulf Drive. $2,400/month. 107 Beach
Ave., Anna Maria. 941-794-8202.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton
Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous
views. $395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101.
PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in sell-
ing. I am looking to purchase a home close to
the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No
RARE DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT GATED COMMUNITY
Walk to the beach. $525,000 Rarebuildbablelotin exclusive
Call Lori Guerin, 941-773- Harbour Landings Estates.
3415 or Carmen Pedota, 941- $199,000. Call Nicole Skaggs,
284-2598. Realtors. Broker, 941-773-3966.
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Full Gulf view 2BR/2BA
turn-key furnished condo.
$489,000. Call Nicole
Skaggs, Broker. 941-773-
3BR/2BA bungalow. Central
island location. Tons of charm.
$649,000 Call Nicole Skaggs,
Gulf views from light, bright,
updated 2BR/2BA condo. Turn-
key furnished, priced to sell at
$264,900. Call Nicole Skaggs,
2BR/2/BA, with pool, new kitchen.
$219,000.Call Lori Guerin Realtor,
914-773-3415, or Carmen Pedota
5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach
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.
FLAMINGO CAY IN Waterbird Way. On canal
with boat and lift. One level, 2BR/2BA, pool
access, remodeled, furnished. $210,000. 573-
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.
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CRUNCH TIME By Alan Arbesfeld / Edited by Will Shortz
1 Fancy footwear
6 Turning point at the
12 Remote control
15 Banned apple spray
19 American Dance
20 Planets and notes in
the musical scale
25 Argued against
26 California's old Fort
27 Turn (off)
28 Florentine attraction
30 Small African
33 When repeated, an
35 Feudal laborer
36 Serpent's tail?
37 Running with
scissors and others
40 Kind of tax
43 Food to go?
45 Santa's landing spot
48 Not so important
49 Court hearing
52 Obama's birthplace
59 Priest, in an Ogden
63 Spanish precious
65 Writer Gordimer
67 Syrup source
69 Birthplace of Harry
74 On the fence
77 Jobs in technology
81 "Friends" co-star
84 River to the North
87 Not give ___
89 Defense grp. that
disbanded in 1977
92 Something said
93 Big name in
99 Sign of stress
101 Ogre, to a kid
103 Arab League
104 German : Strasse;:
French : ___
105 Designer Gernreich
109 Blue Ribbons and
110 Just makes the
114 Toledo tidbit
116 Subject of the 1998
biography "King of
118 Does spy work
122 George W. Bush
acquisition of 2008
123 Homes up high
125 G.I. rations
126 That, in Tijuana
127 Makes an
128 Hunt for water, say
1 Old gunfight locales
2 French pantomime
3 How trout may be
4 After-dinner order
5 Barrett of Pink Floyd
6 "Oh my!"
7 Start to give trouble
8 It needs a signature
11 "Hey !"
12 Good qualities
13 Situation after a
14 Charge for
15 Boy or girl lead-in
16 Neighbor of a
18 Alberta's third-
largest city, named
after an animal
22 Amerique du
24 Soccer header?
29 Noted taleteller
32 Old Cosby show
34 Some successful
plays, for short
39 Nursery gift?
41 Grinning symbols
44 Vintage wheels
46 Native Nebraskan
47 Crush competitor
50 Deli offerings
51 Okla. or Oreg., once
52 Certain tournaments
53 Perfectly fine
56 What makes you
57 Pool activity
58 "Well, well"'
60 Word before and
after "to," in a
61 Purple shade
62 More suitable
66 Hydroxyl compound
novelist whose first
name is an anagram
86 Nile Valley region
88 Isak Dincscn novel
89 Cutting comments
90 World's leading
exporter of bananas
91 Nail polish remover
93 Eagles' org.
94 ___ d'Amilique
100 High pitch
102 Sleep problem, to
106 50-page book,
107 blank (had no
109 What's expected
112 Chinese dynasty
during the time of
115 Durango dinero
119 Suffix with trick
121 Spanish precious
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72 Fed. property
78 Universal recipient
82 "Great" kid-lit
83 You might have a
good one after a
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