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VOLUME 21, NO. 32
Pages to Gulf.
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.,. aJUNE 12. 2013 FREE
Mainland-bayfront development faces challenges
Realty raves, transac-
tions, chamber news.
Fishing: Andrea turns
on tarpon, sailfish and
more. Page 21
By Bonner Joy
Manatee County commissioners in 2008
approved plans to develop Long Bar Pointe,
a bayfront area on the mainland near the IMG
Academy and IMG Golf Club.
Only the road leading to the residential
development was finished, including a round-
about at 75th Street West and 53rd Avenue
West leading to El Conquistador Parkway in
unincorporated Manatee County.
Developers were set to make a new
presentation to county commissioners last
week, looking for substantial changes to the
approved plans, as well as comprehensive plan
changes, when stormy weather brought on by
Tropical Storm Andrea brought a halt to the
June 6 meeting.
The new plans call for a more intense
development, requiring dredging and demo-
lition of 20-40 acres of mangrove forest and
acres of seagrasses to allow canal entry to a
300-berth marina from Sarasota Bay.
A future land-use map change to mixed-
use development and a comp-plan text amend-
ment would allow increased development
within areas of coastal and conservation ele-
ments in the plan.
The project is being guided through the
governmental process by the developer, Ber-
rington Group, and Larry Lieberman, who has
Glenn Wiseman confirms a green sea turtle nest Jun
by Tropical Storm Andrea in Bradenton Beach. Islat
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approved in 2008, will return to the county in
August with an amended plan that includes a
dredged canal and 300-berth marina among
other changes. Islander Graphic: Courtesy
owned the property for 13 years. Within the past
year, he brought Medallion Homes into the devel-
opment to help see the project to completion.
Environmentalists, including some islanders,
were lined up to fight the proposed changes.
Barbara Hines of Holmes Beach, vice chair
of the environmental group ManaSota-88, called
the new plan an "environmental disaster." She
said dredging for the marina is in an "area that's
'e 7 seaward of the escarpment left June 6
under Photos: Mark Young
TS Andrea wipes out 15 AMI sea
turtle nests, all shorebird nests
By Mark Young
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and
Shorebird Monitoring confirmed 50 sea turtle
nests as of June 7, but lost 15 nests to the storm
surge created by Tropical Storm Andrea.
AMITW executive director Suzi Fox said
the losses were not as bad she expected.
"It's never good to lose any nests," she
said. "But it could have been worse. The good
news is that a storm like this one generates
a lot of activity and there has been quite an
upsurge in nesting."
Fox said there were eight nests the day
before the storm and AMITW volunteers con-
firmed eight more the day after Andrea.
While Andrea took a toll, AMITW volun-
teers had added good news June 7 with the dis-
covery of a rare green sea turtle nest in Braden-
ton Beach, on the beach near the Cortez Road
and Gulf Drive intersection.
It is the fifth green sea turtle nest in 30 years
of recording sea turtle activity on the island. Four
of them have occurred in the last three years with
two during the 2012 nesting season.
Besides losing 15 sea turtle nests, the entire
nesting colony of the black skimmer popula-
tion in Anna Maria was wiped out. Fox said the
good news is that more than 200 skimmers have
returned to try again.
shallow, filled with seagrass and a marine nurs-
ery, and they would cut through mangroves."
She also noted that new housing in a coastal
high hazard zone is ill conceived and effects
countywide disaster planning, as well as storm
evacuation for islanders.
"It will effect all that we hold dear, includ-
ing effects to commercial and recreational fish-
ers," Hines said.
The 2008 approval included the maximum
number of residential units for the property's
1,667 single-family homes.
2,501 multi-family homes.
150,000 square feet of commercial devel-
The revised Long Bar Pointe plan reviewed
by the county planning board includes:
1,086 single-family homes.
1,687 low-rise multi-family homes.
844 high-rise multi-family homes.
300-berth marina and canal.
Two 36,000-square-foot office buildings.
60,000-square-foot shopping center.
60,000-square-foot specialty retail.
84,000-square-foot conference center.
County staff has said the map amendment
change poses no problem, but the text amend-
ment request raised red flags, and they recom-
PLEASE SEE DEVELOPMENT, PAGE 5
A trucK splasnes along Soutn tay tsouievara
in Anna Maria. National Hurricane Center
forecasters said the island received 3-6 inches
of rain June from Tropical Storm Andrea.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
... brings typical
storms to AMI
By Rick Catlin
The first tropical storm of the 2013 Atlantic
hurricane season didn't take long to form in the
Caribbean and head for Florida's Gulf Coast.
Hurricane season officially began June 1
and Tropical Storm Andrea formed in the south-
ern Gulf of Mexico June 5.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center
in Miami originally predicted Andrea would
make landfall at the mouth of Tampa Bay, but
by early June 6 revised the estimate to a landfall
in the Big Bend area. Andrea made landfall that
night between Taylor and Dixie counties.
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make remote connec-
tion to dad. Page 6
Meetings: The govern-
ment calendar. Page 4
Center's Affaire rev-
enue fails expectation.
Town forum on June
18 referendum. Page
endar. Pages 10-11
Premature pitch made
for Bridge Street pier
eatery. Page 14
BB commission hires
cellular tower consul-
tant. Page 15
to eco-educate. Page" "
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2 0 JUNE 12, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER
TS Andrea packs light punch, but 2 boats hit BB pier
By Mark Young
It was a familiar sight at the Bradenton Beach His-
toric Bridge Street Pier June 6 as Tropical StormAndrea's
outer storm bands made their way across Anna Maria
The storm's impact was less than last year's Tropi-
cal Storm Debby, although beach erosion was evident.
It was, however, d6jA vu at the city pier, where workers
scrambled to protect the structure from wayward boats.
Two boats broke loose from their anchorage in Sara-
sota Bay and crashed into the pier during Andrea, while
TS Debby sent more than a half-dozen boats crashing
into the pier deck and pilings.
City officials were relieved to learn most boaters had
secured their crafts, although there was enough damage
to temporarily close the outer half of the pier.
A 30-foot sailboat hit the pier, but caused little
damage, according to Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam
Special. The owner was quickly located and the boat
A 20-foot sailboat caused significant damage to a
lengthy section of railing, cracked a concrete piling and
loosened the pier's center copula.
Special said the boat first hit the protective pilings
near the floating dock, but continued to slide and hit the
pier as the storm pushed it toward the Intracoastal Water-
way, scraping and bumping the pier as it went.
Coast Guard saves boater
from hitting bridge
U.S. Coast Guard members from Station Cortez
responded June 6 as high winds and heavy rains from
Tropical Storm Andrea sent a boater toward the Cortez
Station Cortez dispatched a 45-foot response boat
to the out-of-control vessel and rescued the boater just
before the boat struck the bridge.
The Coast Guard reminds boaters to take precau-
tions to ensure safety during severe weather events.
Bradenton Beach public works employees secure
a boat that broke anchor and crashed into the His-
toric Bridge Street Pier June 6 during the brush with
Tropical Storm Andrea. No one was aboard the vessel.
Islander Photo: Mark Young
About 30 feet of railing was loosened, there was
some light damage to the wood deck of the pier and the
copula will likely be removed before the pier reopens.
The copula was scheduled to be removed during the
upcoming pier renovation project, according to public
works director Tom Woodard, and there's no sense in
spending money to repair it.
Woodard said he didn't expect the eastern half of the
pier to remain closed for long.
"It shouldn't be more than a couple of days," he said.
"The railing needs to be fixed and my guys will take
down the copula. The one area of concern is the cracked
piling and just how badly damaged it is."
The pilings will be replaced during the renovation
project, but if the integrity of the pier is jeopardized and
there's a safety issue, the closure could be longer.
"I don't think that will be the case," said Woodard.
"We'll get out there after the storm and do a better inspec-
tion and we'll have a better idea at that time."
The good news is that the floating dock adjacent
to the pier endured its first test in the choppy waters of
the bay as Andrea passed. The new hinges acted as they
should, according to BBPD Lt. John Cosby.
"It did real well and everything did what it was sup-
posed to do," said Cosby. "And fortunately, none of the
boats hit the floating dock."
The floating dock was closed for more than a year
when faulty hinges first created a safety issue because
sections began to separate. Debby's arrival ensured its
long-term closure by causing further damage.
The floating dock reopened a week prior to Andrea,
but held up well and remains open.
City workers secured the 20-foot sailboat that caused
most of the damage to the pier until the owner could be
After securing the pier, Speciale updated commis-
sioners at the June 6 city pier meeting.
"The public works guys got it handled," said Spe-
ciale. The guys did a great job and got out there as soon
as we called them. I really believe there would have been
a lot more damage if they had not got there as quickly as
Mayor John Shaughnessy asked for an update on the
pier renovation project.
Building official Steve Gilbert said the project
remains on schedule.
"I spoke to the lead engineer of ZNS Engineering,"
said Gilbert. "We should have drawings in the next couple
of weeks. As soon as we have the drawings, we'll be
ready for the scope of work and request for proposal."
Gilbert said the permitting process through the Flor-
ida Department of Environmental Protection and U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers is expected to go smoothly, but
said that could be the only issue in pushing the project
beyond a targeted August completion.
"The only unknown is the DEP and corps and what
they will do," said Gilbert. "The project consists of pil-
ings going back into the same holes, so common sense
says it shouldn't be a problem."
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Lynne Stull, left, of Pennsylvania, and Anna Maria res-
ident Christine Hatch walk the Anna Maria City Pier
between storms June 6. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
A man on the
his anchor June
6 during Tropi-
cal Storm Andrea
in Sarasota Bay
south of the
Street Pier. Two
boats broke loose
from their moor-
ings and hit the
pier. Most boaters
and secured their
Public Beach in
was back to a
crowd of people,
June 8 after the
June 6. Islander
STORM CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Anna Maria Island was on the eastern side of the
storm, which is generally the strongest for wind and rain.
The island was struck by high winds and plenty of rain
and experienced the usual street flooding and a number
of downed tree limbs.
But no island city reported major damage.
"We had a few limbs blown down and some street
flooding, but nothing major," said Anna Maria public
works superintendent George McKay.
In Holmes Beach, public works department foreman
Gary Blunden said he and staff scouted for major damage,
but found none.
"I think we're OK," he said. The high tide June 6
occurred around 10:30 p.m. Had the rain continued into
the night, the tide could have breached seawalls.
One concern from Andrea could be beach erosion,
said Manatee County Director of Natural Resources
Charlie Hunsicker. But he also noted that a renourish-
ment project is scheduled for later this year.
4 0 JUNE 12, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER
2 candidates seekAnna
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board former chair
Doug Copeland and current P&Z member Carol Carter
have applied for the city commission vacancy left by the
June 1 resignation of Commission Chair John Quam.
At the June 13 city meeting, the remaining four com-
missioners will select one applicant
to fill the remainder of Quam's term,
f which expires in November.
If no candidate receives a major-
ity vote on the first ballot, discussion
continues, according to the city charter,
Quam until one person receives a majority.
The charter makes no provision for
what happens if the commission is deadlocked.
Following election of a commissioner, the commis-
sion must elect a new chair. Vice Chair Chuck Webb has
said he is too busy with his legal practice to be chair,
although he has previously served in that capacity.
The charter makes no provision for the mayor to
serve as interim commission chair except at the organi-
Center's Affaire reve
By Rick Catlin
While all the bills and pledges from the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's May 18 gala, An Island
Affaire, have not yet come in, executive director Dawn
Stiles estimated the total revenue at about $160,000.
That would leave a $40,000 short-
fall from what assistant executive
director Scott Dell projected in March
to the board, before Stiles assumed the
directorship April 1.
At the March board meeting, Dell
Stiles said center revenues were down by
$196,000, not counting Island Affaire
revenue. He said the gala would raise $200,000-$220,000
and cover the shortfall.
Stiles said she did not know if $160,000 was a
good revenue figure or not as this was her first Island
Maria commission seat Meetin
national meeting following the November election of new g
commissioners. Anna Maria City
Copeland served on the P&Z board June 12, 6:30 p.m., EEEC.
1990-2004, including several years as June 13, 6 p.m., city commission work session.
board chair. He resigned in 2004 to June 27, 6 p.m., city commission.
become a member of the city's ad hoc Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
charter review committee. 6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.
Carter has spent a number of years
in leadership positions in education and
for nonprofit organizations. She became
a P&Z member in early 2013.
Environmental education and
enhancement committee chair Bill
Malfese, who is employed by the city
in the public works department, said
he would seek the vacancy, but had yet
to file with the city clerk as of press
deadline. He said last week he is still considering his
The deadline for candidates to file a short biography
accompanied by his or her reasons for seeking the post
and 10 voter signatures was June 10.
nue fails expectation
"I hope it's brought up at the June 21 board meeting
for discussion," she said.
Stiles said she would discuss the revenue issue with
board director Scott Rudacille before the meeting. She
said she needs to know the financial position of the center,
and if other revenue streams are needed before Sept. 30,
the end of the fiscal year.
Several people who attended the gala said it appeared
to be a sell out.
Much of the revenue, however, depended upon the
silent and live auctions and raffle ticket sales. Those
amounts should be in the treasurer's report or in Dell's
report at the June 21 meeting.
Several people suggested the name of the enter-
tainment should have been released in advance of the
Stiles said she is working on development and finan-
cial plans that will be ready by the board's September
meeting. The center board traditionally does not meet in
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1 II. Kl \l ,it IIn millllng is 8 a.m. Friday, June 21, at
l i. nit. 4 11- Lirnlini \ve., Anna Maria.
The community center 's
An Island Affaire entertain-
ment included homegrown
.. Jake Castro, 11, who is fast
approaching a solid career
in music. He helped raise
$23,000 in the cash call
and also offered to enter-
tain at a private party that
was auctioned for $3,500.
Brian Olsen-Art in Action,
a national entertainer,
also put on a show, paint-
ing three large canvases
that later sold at auction.
June 12, 10 a.m., special master.
June 18, 9 a.m., department heads.
June 18, 1 p.m., city commission/audit report.
June 20, 1 p.m., city commission.
June 26, 2 p.m., planning and zoning.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
June 13, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
June 20, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
June 25, 7 p.m., city commission. CANCELED
June 27, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
June 13, 9 a.m., county budget.
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
6 p.m. June 20, commission meeting.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
June 17, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
June 18, Manatee County ballot referendum on
sales tax and tax incentives.
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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mended the commission deny the changes.
To obtain recommendation for the comp-plan change,
the developer must cite how the property qualifies for
development in environmentally sensitive areas, includ-
ing how to:
Provide enhanced water-related uses.
Provide new, substantial, material public benefit.
Increase public access to waterfront.
Mitigate all environmental impacts.
Incorporate innovative design for mixed-use.
Include minimum land mass of 100 acres.
And it must be adjacent to existing navigable waters
and adjacent to arterial roadway.
One of the reasons offered to deny the text amendment
is that it affects the entire county, and the developer only
justifies benefits of new zoning to Long Bar Pointe.
The amendment allows the most intense mixed use
zoning offered by the county.
The neighboring IMG Academy already is experienc-
ing major expansion, including construction of a 5,000-
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seat multi-sport stadium.
IMG Academy welcomes the resort addition, accord-
ing to a letter to the county from Chip McCarthy, vice
president of finance and operations of IMG Academy.
The Long Bar Pointe plans do not include building
designs or a layout of a proposed marina and canal.
The developer would, however, require removal of up
to 40 acres of mangroves and more than two acres of sea-
grass to create a waterway allowing large boats to enter a
harbor that would be created on uplands on the property.
The Long Bar Pointe website states the mangrove
area will undergo clearing of nuisance trees Brazilian
peppers where Manatee Fruit Farms operations are
"choking off' mangroves, according to the developer's
But the county staff says the submitted plan lacks
information on how it would mitigate impacts on the 117
acres of privately owned submerged land that includes
"significant seagrass beds," providing habitat for marine
life, including areas frequented by manatees.
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The staff also reports dredging that adversely impacts
seagrass beds is prohibited by the comprehensive plan.
Before the meeting was canceled, environmentalists
were already rallying against the development, proposed
changes to the county's environmental policies and the
appearance of Sarasota Bay.
A group of concerned residents, including Hines,
former County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann and
Glenn Compton, chair of ManaSota-88, met prior to the
June 6 county meeting in Cortez to talk about their oppo-
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6 0 JUNE 12, 2013 U THE ISLANDER
What's the point?
You never know what a week will bring.
In the past week, we experienced the first test of
the 2013 hurricane season. Tropical Storm Andrea made
a passing glance to Anna Maria Island from 300 miles
out in the Gulf of Mexico on its path to landfall in the
Big Bend area.
We saw some of the usual roads flooded, dangerous
riptides and high surf and, unfortunately, the same prob-
lems with anchored boats breaking loose and striking
the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier.
For this storm, a sailboat also struck the Cortez
So what's the problem here? The bridge? The pier?
Or the boats? Just maybe it's time to reconsider the
increased oversight a managed city mooring field would
Another storm challenge occurred on the beaches,
where some sea turtle nests washed into the Gulf, and
shorebird nests were decimated. The good news is that
the season is young, and both turtles and black skim-
mers will continue nesting, and Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring will have data
to support beach renourishment.
The island thread to Hollywood was thinned last
week with the passing of Esther Williams. She and other
stars traveled in 1948 to Anna Maria Island, bringing a
glimmer of fame in scenes for "On an Island with You."
The film, about a movie star pursued by a handsome
Naval officer in the South Pacific, brought great memo-
ries to the folks who called the island home then, before
even Pete Reynard's Yacht Club Restaurant existed. It
was, by the way, at the now vacant site where Mainsail
Lodge is proposed in Holmes Beach.
Before development on Anna Maria Island, there
was little but mangroves, scrub, mosquitoes and a
bounty of seafood scallops and clams and mullet
so thick you could walk across them, or so we were
told by old-timers, including Snooks Adams and John
Holmes II. That is until the rush of development in the
1960s and '70s brought dredge-and-fill projects and
seawalls to replace marine habitats.
So it's with grave concern that we learned of ambi-
tious new plans for a shoreline development on Sarasota
Bay south of Cortez Road.
Long Bar Pointe was first approved in 2008 to
include more than 4,100 residential units some in
buildings up to five stories tall.
It was to come again before the county board of
commissioners last week with an even more intense
plan, including shopping centers, office buildings,
a 300-room hotel, a 300-slip marina, and a dredged
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canal that promises to wipe out many acres of seagrass
and mangroves. All in the backyard prime fishing
grounds of Anna Maria Island.
What can we say but, "no."
It's reminiscent of the late author John D. Mac-
Donald, who wrote what some call the first ecological
novel, "A Flash of Green," in 1962.
It deserves to be read by those who haven't yet and
read again by those who have read it.
It's dedicated to some good folks "and all others
opposed to the uglification of America."
A pat on the back
I continue to be pleased with the actions of the
Holmes Beach mayor and commissioners, including
the pending settlement of a lawsuit involving Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach.
The settlement agreement successfully negotiated
is an example of how differences should be resolved. It
is unfortunate that a great amount of taxpayers' money
was spent before serious negotiations began. This prob-
lem has been settled "with prejudice" so that taxpayers
do not have to worry about this lawsuit being revived
in the future.
I am counting on Holmes Beach to likewise solve
the issue of the Mainsail Development with its long
history and potential for significant legal expense for
the city (taxpayers).
We find ourselves in a position where we will be
in court with one party if the project goes forward, and
sued by the other party if it doesn't. Commissioners
will need the wisdom of Solomon to resolve the matter
I understand we also will be seeing some new lane
markings at nominal cost to improve safety and traffic
Thanks to city commissioners and the mayor. Keep
up the good work.
Bob Rosas, Holmes Beach
It begs the question, "Can a town resist the pres-
sures of irresponsible, get-rich-quick operators, or are
progress and crowding and ugliness inevitable?"
The jacket cover eludes to answers that strike deep
into one's community roots and arouse strong emo-
MacDonald has something to say to everyone who
cares about the community he or she lives in.
There's a stiff battle ahead, but we believe Mac-
Donald already made the point.
Thanks for good years
About 10 years ago our first Talucci grandchild
enrolled at the School for Constructive Play on Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria.
Soon after he took the trip down the slide signify-
ing graduation at SFCP and headed off to Anna Maria
Elementary School, our second grandchild enrolled at
the little school on Pine, and soon the third.
Now the little one is taking the trip down the slide
and heading off to AME.
One constant has remained through all the years
at SFCP: The loving, nurturing, and teaching that the
women at the little school on Pine provide. They treat
the kids like family. And who could ask for more?
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
Don and Jo Ann Meilner, Bradenton Beach
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Long Bar Pointe decision
delay allows for scrutiny
By Paul Roat
Special to The Islander
Long Bar Pointe is a Sarasota Bay treasure. It's got
the synergy that wetland environment loves: shallow
water with lush seagrass beds, dense red mangroves
along the shore serving as home for all sorts of critters,
and some funky limestone outcrops to keep boaters
away from the pristine ecosystem.
Developers, of course, have targeted the area off
53rd Avenue and 75th Street in unincorporated Mana-
tee County for homes, a hotel, condos, a huge confer-
ence center and strip malls, all at the cost of a couple
acres of seagrasses and 40 or so acres of mangroves.
Manatee County commissioners took a rain delay
on the proposal by developers Larry Lieberman and
Carlos Beruff due to Tropical Storm Andrea June 6.
The project, all 463 acres of it, is scheduled to come
before the county board Aug. 6.
Florida author John D. MacDonald wrote about a
similar development in 1962 in his book "A Flash of
Green." His words then still seem appropriate today.
"The new syndicate will petition for a change in
the bulkhead line along the bay shore of Sandy Key,
to swing the line out to enclose 800 acres of so-called
uniiightll mud flats, and request county permission to
buy the bay bottom from the State Internal Improve-
ment Fund. The commissioners will set a date for a
public hearing, at which time prominent local busi-
nessmen will go to the microphone, one after another
and say what a great boon this will be to the commu-
nity, a shot in the arm for the construction business
and retail stores. Captive experts will get up and say
the fill will have no effect on fish breeding grounds or
bird life, and will not change the tide pattern so as to
cause beach erosion. It will be nicely timed, because
a lot of the militant bird watchers and dogooders will
be north for the summer, and they won't give the ones
who are left here much time to organize the opposi-
tion. The commissioners will change the bulkhead line
and approve the syndicate application to purchase. The
trustees of the IIF will sell the bay bottom ... and then
drag lines and dredges will move it. It's going to be
a steamroller operation ... and it's going to run right
over anybody who stands in the way."
Long Bar Pointe is a wacky bit of Sarasota Bay.
Its uplands are the tail-water tract of the Southwest
County Utility System, plus home to an expanse of
The bayfront bottom is a bay oddity in its lime-
stone outcrops. Call it an outboard propeller mine-
field, although kayak and canoe aficionados love the
As do birds, and all the things that love to live in
It will be interesting to see how Manatee County
officials side on the proposal that pits marine critters
versus strip malls and condos come Aug. 6.
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A man drowned while in the Gulf of Mexico, a
Holmes Beach police representative said. Jose Nieves,
42, was in the water near the 4200 block of Gulf Drive
when strong winds arose, creating a riptide that took
him under water. A girl was able to reach Nieves with a
raft and drag him to the beach, but efforts by emergency
medical services responders failed to revive the man.
The grand opening of the Holmes Beach Skate
Park was scheduled for June 28 by the city commission
after hearing from Mayor Carol Whitmore that con-
struction was nearly finished. The park opened for all
ages of skateboarders wearing safety gear and comply-
ing with other rules.
A sailboat struck a sandbar about 100 feet off
Manatee Public Beach during heavy seas and was aban-
doned, Holmes Beach building official Bob Shaffer
said. The owner, Van Voorhees of Indian Rocks Beach,
came ashore and knocked at the first house he saw with
its lights on, which happened to be Shaffer's residence.
Shaffer said Voorhees told him he wanted a taxi to take
him to Indian Rocks Beach and said he was abandoning
the boat, which he had just purchased in Venice.
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County administrator pushes for half-cent sales tax vote
By Mark Young
A handful of people brushed off raindrops June 5 to
hear the benefits of voting in favor of a half-cent sales
tax increase proposed on a June 18 countywide ballot.
Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker
explained the benefits of supporting the tax at a town
hall meeting in Holmes Beach.
Hunzeker said the tax stemmed from a discussion
that occurred at the county level about who pays for
"Sixty percent of county government is put back
on people who own property," he said. "That's different
from most counties. To put that much of the cost on one
group of people is strange and inappropriate."
Hunzeker alluded to the premise that should voters
pass the half-cent sales tax, Manatee County property
taxes could decrease by 23 percent in municipalities and
by 13 percent in unincorporated areas of the county.
"We started looking at why do we do that when other
revenue streams are available to government in order not
to put a burden on property taxpayers," he said.
In 1984, the county sold Manatee Memorial Hospital
with the proceeds going toward helping to pay for indi-
gent health care. That money will run out in 2015, and
only a portion of those funds are used while the remain-
der of the balance is paid through property taxes.
Last year, the county paid about $24 million in health
care costs. About $9 million was used from the hospital
sale fund while more than $14 million was supported by
"When I first arrived in 2006, an indigent health care
task force was formed and they came to me in 2007 to
request a half-cent sales tax increase," said Hunzeker. "I
told them, 'Good luck.'"
Hunzeker said the timing wasn't right in 2007.
"I told them they have a solution in search of a prob-
lem," he said. "We had not engaged the community in a
Hunzeker said the following year a study was done
Hunzeker tells the
benefits of pro-
posed the half-cent
sales tax increase
during a town
meeting June 5 at
Holmes Beach City
Hall, 5801 Marina
that showed challenges in the county's health care system
and those challenges have led to increasing costs.
"There are basically three big ticket items that are
making up the $24 million," he said. "One is when people
go to jail, we have to pay for their health care. The other
is Medicaid match, which we are required to pay. The
last big thing is that we fund a portion of uncompensated
services from people that show up and can't pay."
Hunzeker said it's important for voters to understand
that indigent health care isn't about people who are too
lazy to get ajob. He said poor people are usually on state or
federal programs to help them pay their medical costs.
"It's the working poor we are talking about here," he
said. "People that have jobs and, because they have jobs,
they don't qualify for help. Or maybe their employer had
to cut health insurance during the economic downturn.
That's the people we are talking about. So this mental
picture about some slacker smoking and drinking and too
lazy to work isn't what we are necessarily talking about
when we say indigent care."
Hunzeker said once the county understood that a
half-cent sales tax increase would generate about $23
million a year, it was clear that a rare occurrence of creat-
ing a tax to get tax relief was possible.
"You pass this tax, you get a tax cut," he told the
gallery of mostly island city residents and officials.
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The idea is to spread the costs of health care across
the board to everyone in the county, instead of the prop-
erty owners who now pay the lion's share. That moved
Hunzeker to look at other aspects of the county tax bill
that he said are off balance.
"There's other pieces of the puzzle," he said. "One
of the things is the sheriff's office budget."
Hunzeker said the $95 million MCSO budget
includes $28 million in patrol service, and not every city
uses MCSO patrol services, "but they still pay for it."
He also pointed out that unincorporated areas of the
county don't pay a utility franchise fee, which could also
allow lowering property taxes.
His budget plan, if the tax is approved, will include
charging unincorporated residents a utility franchise fee
on top of the sales tax increase, although unincorporated
residents will still save money.
"When we started this process and began looking at
changing who pays for government, you look at winners
and losers," he said, noting virtually every time govern-
ment makes a decision there are both.
"But I couldn't figure out who the losers are in this
scenario," he said.
Hunzeker said approving the sales tax increase will
create only good things for the county and its residents.
"The good side is that we solve our community health
care crisis, reduce property taxes, diversify the county
revenues, allow more families to apply for mortgages and
it's a better allocation of the sheriff's office budget."
Hunzeker told the gallery that if passed, the sales tax
would only be used to pay for indigent health care.
"We can't do an thing with it but health care," he
If passed, Hunzeker said Manatee County would
have the second lowest property taxes in the region.
"We already have the lowest water, garbage and other
things," he said. "It will be a bargain to live here."
If it doesn't pass, Hunzeker said the county commis-
sioners face a challenge in overcoming the $9 million
health care fund that runs out in 2015.
"Instead of a tax reduction, the talk will be about a
tax increase," he said. "We don't have a way to solve that
$9 million. The thing about the sales tax is that everybody
pays it, including the people who are getting the indigent
care. They buy stuff. Visitors buy stuff. Everybody buys
something and everybody pays."
Currently, Manatee County sales tax is 6.5 percent
and Manatee is the only county in the area collecting less
than 7 percent.
According to IRS tax tables, the average family will
pay $52-$64 more a year in sales tax. The increase would
take effect Jan. 1, 2014, if the referendum passes.
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June 18 referendum includes option for business incentive
By Mark Young
Voters heading to the polls June 18 to vote on a half-
cent sales tax increase to help pay for indigent health care
have another issue to consider.
A second item on the ballot is an issue to give author-
ity to the Manatee County Board of Commissioners to
provide incentives to incoming and existing businesses
by eliminating property taxes for 10 years, if the business
qualifies for the program on the ballot.
Sharon Hillstrom, president and CEO of Bradenton
Area Economic Development Corporation, said June 5
at a Holmes Beach town hall meeting that the measure
is a job creator tool that attracts new business.
"The main charge of our organization is to recruit
businesses here and encourage existing businesses to
expand," said Hillstrom. "In 2009, we recognized the
need to be more aggressive and to diversify the econ-
Hillstrom said Manatee County is the only county in
the Tampa Bay region that does not offer the incentive.
"Economic development is highly competitive," she
said. "Businesses use a site selection consultant to scout
out communities, and if you don't have what they want,
you don't even get an opportunity to speak about how
great your community is."
She said there isn't a way to determine how many
businesses have passed on Manatee County after seeing
the county doesn't offer what other Florida counties do
with the tax exemption.
The incentive is no freebie, she said.
"The businesses have to fall into a certain sector to
qualify, they have to create a certain number of jobs,
invest capital and have to offer a wage to its employ-
ees that are at or above average for the area," said
Hillstrom. "If they don't do any of that, the incentive
Hillstrom said Manatee County is not only at a dis-
advantage in losing potential businesses, but that many
children raised in the county don't come back after col-
lege because they lack opportunities here.
"We want to send our kids off to college and have
them come back," she said. "We need to attract talent."
Hillstrom said existing businesses that have stayed
loyal to Manatee County shouldn't be left out of the
incentive program, if voters pass it.
"We also want to encourage expansion of existing
businesses, and right now we don't have a lot to offer
them," she said. "The other thing to keep in mind about
existing industries is that they create the vast majority of
Hillstrom said the passage of the incentive program
is one more tool in the toolbox to help her organization
aggressively recruit businesses to Manatee County.
"We want to be on an even playing field with the
counties around us," she said. "We have a great product
to sell here. There is momentum in this community and
we are poised for greatness."
Critics of the tax exemption call it corporate welfare
and feel businesses should succeed or fail on their own,
"I say it's an investment in our community and way
of life," she said. "The economic return for this incentive
program far exceeds what you get back in ad valorem
Island library plans
The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will hold six special events for
school-age children this summer.
The events will take place at 10 a.m. Thurs-
days through July. The schedule includes:
June 13, a drum circle with Steve Turner of
Giving Tree Music.
June 20, an Indian dance drama, "Mahab-
harata" 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 Katie Adams.
July 25, "The Selfish Giant" presented by
Bits 'n' Pieces Puppet Theatre.
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Harry's Continental Kitchens, 5600 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, will hold a benefit for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Wednesday, June 19.
Harry's Summer Solstice Soiree will take place 5-7
p.m. at the restaurant.
There will be live music and hors d'oeuvre, craft
beers and wine served.
The cost is $20 per person.
For more information, call the restaurant at 941-383-
Wednesday, June 12
2 p.m. A lecture about the Florida Maritime Museum in
Cortez, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Thursday, June 13
10 a.m. Drum circle with Steve Turner of Giving Tree Music,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
Friday, June 14
Today is Flag Day.
Saturday, June 15
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club ofAnna Maria Island breakfast and
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
Sunday, June 16
Today is Father's Day.
Monday, June 17
8:28 p.m. Official sunset time.
Tuesday, June 18
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-
Wednesday, June 19
8:29 p.m. Official sunset time.
Friday, June 14
6 p.m. Outer space film, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy," South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-746-4131.
Wednesday, June 19
5-7 p.m. Harry's Summer Solstice Soiree, benefiting the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, Harry's Continental Kitchens,
5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information:
Saturday, through July, Bridge Street Merchants night mar-
kets, 5-9 p.m., Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-
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 and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book
and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318.
Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Informa-
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information:
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orating the 140th Flag Day on June 14, 1917. Islander
Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce networking meeting. Location varies. Fee applies.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meets, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
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.
Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club meets, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
*Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breath-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Weekends, through Oct. 20, ranger-led kayak tours, De Soto
National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton.
Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105.
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-
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
July 4, the Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day
Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park, and Scholarships
Awards Party at Manatee Public Beach.
Save the date
Sept. 2 is Labor Day.
Art league hosts
Reinvent Your Art exhibit
The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, will host Reinvent Your Art,
an exhibit for artists to ignite their "passion capturing
images, places, events and moments as abstracts."
Artists June 18-19 are invited to enter up to three
original pieces in the exhibit. The fee per entry ranges
The exhibit runs June 21-July 19. A reception for the
artists and the public with light refreshments will take
place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21.
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The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
The club will hear from a representative from the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County.
For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at
Thought for food
Pam Leckie, center, director of the Anna Maria Island
Food Bank at Roser Community Church, accepts a
donation from Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
treasurer Sandy Haas-Martens and president Rich
Bohnenberger. Leckie discussed the food bank program
with the club May 11. The group meets Saturdays at
8:30 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call
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Rotary club to meet
June 11, June 18
The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club was to meet at
noon Tuesday, June 11, to hear Rotary district official
Cyndi Doragh's talk about Rotary International's "Fifth
Avenue of Service: New Generations."
The meeting was to take place at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
At its meeting Tuesday, June 18, also at the restau-
rant, the club will hear from Anna Maria Elementary
School principal Dave Marshall about "all the changes
which have been firmed up at the school as a result of
the drop in enrollment, fiscal matters and the need to
reduce faculty and limit some professional involvement
time," according to a news release.
The club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Beach-
House and welcomes members from other Rotary
For more information, call Jim Dunne at 941-778-
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Priscilla Seawald, center, All Island Denominations
director, accepts a $500 donation from Kiwanis Club of
Anna Maria Island foundation vice president Al Guy,
treasurer Sandy Haas-Martens, president Rich Boh-
nenberger and secretary Major Leckie. Seawald was
the guest speaker at a May meeting of the club. The
meetings take place Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at the Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call 941-778-1383.
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Privateers to raffle
Tampa Bay Rays tickets
The Anna Maria Island Privateers are raising
money with a raffle of luxury seats at a Tampa Bay Rays
First prize in the raffle is a pair of tickets to a game
at Tropicana Field with access to the Home Plate Club
- where fans will find unlimited beer, wine and soda, a
buffet and oversized leather seats and also access to
the Hancock Bank Club offering a buffet, unlimited
beer and wine, a lounge and dining area, as well as a great
view from the first-base line.
Second prize in the raffle is "Privateer for a day" and
the opportunity to join the crew aboard the Scullywag in
an upcoming parade.
Tickets are $5.
The winners will be drawn on July 4, when the Pri-
vateers hold the annual Independence Day parade on the
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact
Privateer Lisa M. Ritchey at 941-238-8974 or Imritchey@
Island Rotary announces
The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club recently
announced its chairs for five service programs in 2013-
Incoming club president Michael Northfield made
The assignments are:
Judy Rupp, who will continue as the community
service chair, which involves working on the Peace Pole
program and Rotary Reader Patch program, along with
eight other programs at Anna Maria Elementary School
in Holmes Beach. She'll also work on revenue-raising
Pam Schlueter, who will head the club service
committee to develop fellowship among members.
Schlueter also will chair the new generations service
area, which will be the subject of a talk at the Island
club's noon meeting Tuesday, June 11, at the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Dennis Schuermann, who will chair the interna-
tional service effort, which this past year raised money
for a ministry in Haiti and helped deliver a surplus police
pickup truck to the Croatian Island Rotary Club for law
enforcement use on the island.
Ed Rupp, who will head the vocational service
In other news, the club selected Palmetto High School
junior Bailey Mosley to attend a weeklong program that
trains students to become leaders at Florida Southern Col-
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14 0 JUNE 12, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER
Bradenton Beach delays pier restaurant RFP discussion
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach commissioners heard a proposal to
open a restaurant on the Historic Bridge Street Pier at a
June 6 city commission meeting.
Chef Christopher Ulmer and potential concessionaire
Roland Pena, co-owner of the Starfish Cafe at the Vitamin
Sea store in Holmes Beach, offered their plan, although
the city had not yet discussed its request for proposal to
consider a new tenant.
Ulmer said his group wants to lease the restaurant,
bait stand and for the restaurant to be a center of activi-
ties, such as fishing tournaments and other events.
"Our priority would be not be to market us as Anna
Maria Island, but as Bradenton Beach and Bridge Street,"
he said. "That is where we are."
Commissioners also heard from Tami Murphy, owner
of Gulf Boat Fun Tours. Murphy recently began offering
boat tours at the pier.
She expressed interest in leasing the bait kiosk for
her own purposes, but commissioners told her and the
Star Fish team that any interest in the restaurant or kiosk
City attorney Ricinda Perry said she expected to pres-
ent an RFP to commissioners at the meeting, but wasn't
sure what direction the commissioners want to take.
"Piecing out the pier may not be in the best interest
of the city and I don't want to move forward tonight with
any use of the pier," she said. "I really don't know what
the city wants to do, whether to piecemeal it out or keep
it all together."
Perry suggested scheduling a workshop or special
meeting with a single focus on discussing the restaurant
and bait kiosk.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said he didn't agree
that separating the restaurant and kiosk with two tenants
would be a bad idea.
"We don't know that for sure until we get some offers
on the table," he said. "But I don't want to close any doors
at this point and I think this needs more discussion."
Mayor John Shaughnessy said an RFP is city policy
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and the fairest way to find a new tenant or tenants, noting
that discussing potential new tenants before the RFP
would not be prudent.
"There has been some discussion about going sepa-
rate, but I'm in agreement to do a workshop to see what
the best solution is for everyone and to be fair to every-
body," he said.
Commissioners gave a consensus to schedule a
workshop. Perry said one would be scheduled within
7-10 days in order to bring an RFP to the next commis-
sion meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at city hall,
107 Gulf Drive N.
In other matters, commissioners voted 3-1 to have
an Australian pine tree removed from Lou Barola Park.
Public works director Tom Woodard said a home is being
built on the adjacent property and that the tree extends
over onto private property.
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for the project and agreed and public works would stipu-
late the owner to initially maintain the new tree, watering
to get it established.
"I think it's a great idea," said Commissioner Jan
Vosburgh. "It's getting rid of a problem tree, getting a
native tree and he's picking up the cost."
Gatehouse moved to approve authorizing the prop-
erty owner to remove and replace the tree. Vosburgh sec-
onded the motion and Shaughnessy joined in voting for
Vice Mayor Ed Straight was absent and Commis-
sioner Gay Breuler voted "nay."
Commissioners also voted 4-0 to deny a request
from BeachHouse Restaurant general manager Rebecca
Shannon for a donation toward the Independence Day
fireworks July 3 at the restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.
Shannon said the event has grown into a community
event, which in turn benefits the community and its busi-
"We are looking for help to offset the cost for this
event," said Shannon. "I'm not going to get into the
details of the costs, but it's in the thousands and thou-
sands of dollars and expenses are going up."
Shannon said restaurant owner Ed Chiles has been
honored to hold the event and would like to continue to
Shaughnessy said it was only a few short years ago
that the city donated up to $10,000 to various causes, but
that the city doesn't have the money to spend outside of
its own needs.
Breuler said budget talks are just about to begin for
2014 and is too late to ask for money this year.
Shannon said her intent was to put the subject out for
discussion and wanted to pursue a more official request
for next year's celebration.
She said Bridge Street Merchants has claimed the
event to be one of its bit~.p'I sales day and recently
pledged to help with the cost.
Commissioners voted no for this year, "but at least
we get this on the table so people are thinking about it,"
The city commission schedule calls for a city meet-
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... and takes next step in cell communication conversations
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach commissioners voted to approve a
cellular communications consultant contract with Arthur
Peters at a June 6 city meeting, but not before a k ngt)li
City attorney Ricinda Perry said the one-page con-
tract submitted by Peters was simplistic and did not
address her two primary concerns of indemnification
insurance and payment liability should an applicant pull
out of the cell tower process.
The latter was a sticking point in the negotiations
with Lawrence "Rusty" Monroe, who the city parted
ways with after a contentious dispute over the ordinance
he wrote for the city, which was later amended by com-
"I'm not 100 percent comfortable that the city is
protected by liability," said Perry, who noted that, as it
stands, the city could be liable for applicant fees of any
company that withdraws from the process.
"There is a whole list of things not covered in this
contract," said Perry. "I will do whatever the commission
wishes of me, but I'm not comfortable with a one-page
contract. The time to do that kind of business has passed.
We live in a very litigious society. I prefer to do things
with every liability leg covered."
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said he appreciated
Perry's diligence, but brought up the failed negotiations
with the previous engineer of record for the Historic
Bridge Street Pier renovation project, in which the city
would not budge on the insurance issue and was forced
to pay extra to find a new engineer.
"Keeping the taxpayers' interest in mind and given
the fact that tower partners will be indemnifying errors
and omissions, it's my opinion we can waive that insur-
ance for Mr. Peters," he said.
Gatehouse said he agreed with Perry on some of the
other matters. He suggested that Perry write up a new
contract addressing some of her other concerns, but to
waive the indemnification clause.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said Peters is "basically
a consultant that we can either take or reject his ideas.
I really don't want to hold up this project. If this is the
only stumbling block, I'm willing to go forward with this
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Jim Eatrides, of Ridden Industries and Alpha/Omega
Communications, was called to address the dais by Com-
missioner Jan Vosburgh.
Eatrides said Peters has a stellar reputation in the
industry, "although I don't know him personally. I com-
pletely understand your city attorney's concerns, but he's
not opining on land-use and zoning issues. He won't be
engineering or certifying ani\ dingii That's up to our engi-
neers and subcontractors."
Eatrides said Peters' contract doesn't need to address
"It's not part of his job," he said. "It's our job. I
would like to see this move forward in a rational manner.
His only job is to review all the documentation we present
and act as your consultant."
Breuler moved to approve the contract, which was
seconded by Vosburgh. The motion passed 4-0, with Vice
Mayor Ed Straight absent.
In other matters, commissioners voted 4-0 to approve
a major development permit for Silver Surf Resort, 1301
Gulf Drive N.
The planning and zoning board recommended the
project with a stipulation Silver Surf pursue a variance
for one aspect of the project.
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Loggerhead recovers, returns to sea after parasite illness
By Mark Young
A crowd of more than two dozen people gathered on
the shore of Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach June 3
to watch what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
Tyler, a sub-adult, 120-pound loggerhead sea turtle
was released into the Gulf of Mexico after about 45 days
Mote Marine Laboratory interns lift Tyler, a log-
gerhead sea turtle, from the back of a truck June 3 in
preparation for release after recovering from lethar-
gic loggerhead syndrome. The release took place at
Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
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of care at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.
"This is the golden egg of sea-turtle work," saidAnna
Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring
executive director Suzi Fox.
"We rarely get to see the adult sea turtles, so to see a
sick one return to the water healthy is a wonderful thing,
and to share it with the public is special," said Fox. "I see
real estate professionals, doctors, a retired veterinarian
technician and a lot of teachers mixed in this crowd. For
many of them, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
Mote interns and staff carried Tyler to the water's
edge and the release went quickly as the healthy log-
gerhead scampered into the open water with a second
chance at life.
Within seconds, the turtle disappeared.
Tyler's sex is unknown, according to Mote medical
coordinator Lynn Byrd, who said the turtle was still too
young to know for sure.
What Byrd did know for sure is that Tyler was close
to death when the turtle was found on the shore of Anna
Bernice I. Renald
Bernice I. Renald, 96, of Holmes Beach, died June
6. She was born in New York City and moved to Holmes
Beach in 2012 from Eastchester, N.Y.
She received a bachelor's degree in 1938 in biology
from Hunter College and a master's degree in education
from Manhattanville College in 1970. She was a passion-
ate educator for more than 25 years at Immaculate Heart
of Mary Catholic School, Scarsdale, N.Y.
Services were to be held in New York. Brown & Sons
Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Braden-
ton, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations
may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at
Mrs. Renald is survived by daughter Laura Purcell;
son Frank; brother Fred Meyer; son-in-law John Purcell
and their families.
Maria, close to Seagrape Lane.
Good Samaritans found Tyler on the beach March
16, lethargic and unable to move.
Tyler arrived at Mote with a red blood count of six.
"It's supposed to be around 30," said Byrd. "So the
turtle was close to dying."
Byrd said the condition is called lethargic loggerhead
"It's a parasite that gets into the bloodstream," said
Byrd. "We don't know how, but as long as we get the
turtle soon enough, the recovery rate is excellent."
Byrd said a supplemental diet combined with anti-
biotics, and of course some tender loving care, typically
gets the turtle back into a healthy state.
"What happens is that once infected, the turtle is
unable to move," she said. "They float ashore or float to
the surface and are picked off by predators."
That would not be Tyler's fate and as the loggerhead
quickly ducked under the waves, Byrd said, "This is the
best. Any day we can return a healthy sea turtle back into
the water is a good day."
Nancy J. Stewartson
Nancy J. Stewartson of Holmes Beach died June 1.
She was born May 31, 1930, in Concord, N.H., the daugh-
ter of the late Robert V. and Elbra (Rogers) Byron.
4 She retired with her husband to
Anna Maria Island 30 years ago after
vacationing here. Her parents moved to
the island in the 1960s, and her father,
Robert V. Byron, "Lord Byron," was a
well-known fisher at local piers.
Stewartson She was a loving wife, mother and
grandmother who read cookbooks as
if they were novels. She loved to design and decorate
homes, entertaining, the ocean and bicycling.
A private burial is planned in Tilton, N.H. Memorial
donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 3355 26th
St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
Mrs. Stewartson is survived by her husband, Richard
R.; daughters Sue Quimby of Holmes Beach/Sanbornton
N.H., Laurie Reid of Cameron Park, Calif., and Debbie
Fitzgerald of Laconia, N.H., five grandchildren and a
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Island police blotter
May 30, 800 block of North Shore Drive, suspi-
cious incident. Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies
documented what appeared to be small pry marks to a
house door. No entry was made into the home.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
May 31, 2600 block of Gulf Drive South, battery.
A man grabbed a woman by the face during an argument
and scratched her face. The suspect was arrested for mis-
June 2, 2000 Gulf Drive N, Bungalow Beach Club,
theft. A man reported a stolen wallet. He told police
several people had been in his room on the day of the
May 29, 100 block of Ninth Street North, criminal
mischief. A complainant reported someone had punctured
his driver's side front tire and that it was the second time
it had happened. The man suspected a nearby business
owner, who he has had argued with about parking.
June 2, 200 block of 25th Street North, attempted
vehicle burglary. Witnesses observed a man attempt to
gain entry into a neighbor's vehicle. The man checked
the doors, but they were locked. He began to walk away,
but toward the neighbors, who were sitting on their porch.
The suspect apparently was startled when he came upon
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she recovered. A check of her name revealed she was
wanted on a warrant for violating the terms set forth by
drug court. The woman was admitted to the hospital, but
hospital security was asked to contact MCSO upon her
release, at which time the woman would be arrested.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
May 18,5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks Tavern,
battery. Police responded to a fight, but arrived after the
primary suspect left the area. The victim said the suspect
verbally threatened him while inside the bar. The suspect
followed him out when the complainant left and poked
him in the eye.
May 19, 5900 block of Marina Drive, DUI. While
on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle speeding and then
swerved into his lane causing the officer to take evasive
action. A traffic stop was initiated and the officer made
contact with Tamarra Gino, 28, of Anna Maria. The offi-
cer observed an odor of alcohol and asked if Gino had
been drinking. Gino admitted she drank too much and
should not have been driving. She failed the field sobriety
test and later failed the breath test. She was arrested for
May 25, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks Tavern,
fight. Police responded to a fight in the parking lot. Upon
arriving, the officer saw several males flee on foot.
Employees of the bar denied any knowledge that a fight
May 26, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks Tavern,
battery. A woman said she left her seat to use the rest-
room. When she returned, another woman was sitting in
her seat. The complainant asked the woman to give her
back her seat and she did. A few minutes later, a third
female poured a drink down the complainant's back and
punched her several times in the face. The suspects fled
the bar before police arrived, but descriptions were pro-
May 27, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, vehicle
burglary. A woman reported that someone gained entry
into her unlocked vehicle overnight and stole a GPS unit
and prescription medications all valued at $127.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
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708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-6311; or
Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5807.
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AMITW turtle talks designed to eco-educate
By Mark Young
An unusual loggerhead sea turtle crawl combined
with a need to relocate a nest made for plenty of ecologi-
cal educational opportunities June 5 at the first turtle talk
event of the nesting season.
Educating the public on sea turtle nesting in order to
help the turtles thrive on the island has become a prior-
ity for Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird
Monitoring in recent years.
The weekly turtle talk during nesting season is an
important part of that goal and has become popular with
residents and visitors alike, according to AMITW volun-
teer Claudia Wiseman, who helps lead the events.
"Education is one of our priorities," said Wiseman.
"We have to educate people not only on sea turtle activity,
but to put an emphasis on how every person can play a
role by helping to keep the beaches clean, keeping lights
off during season, keeping us informed and keeping
hands off the wildlife."
Wiseman said when the turtle talks began, few people
"It's different now," she said. "Now we actually have
to turn people away and ask them to try again the follow-
ing week. We try to keep the groups to around 30 people,
and it's making a difference. We are noticing more coop-
eration and cleaner beaches. People learn things here,
and then they share what they've learned. The word is
About 30 people attended the season's first talk and
were rewarded with a trip to a new nest near the 77th
Street beach access in Holmes Beach.
The crawl was unusual in that the turtle went across
the beach diagonally. Wiseman said she has seen that
type of crawl before, but it's not the norm. The female
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sea turtles generally emerge and crawl directly to a spot,
lay their eggs and return to the water in a straight line.
The turtle laid her nest only a few feet from the
water's edge, which provided an opportunity to view a
nest relocation by AMITW volunteers, who dug up the
nest and moved it beyond the crashing waves of the Gulf
Attendees also learned the importance of replacing
the eggs in the same position as removed. Turtle embryos
attach themselves to one side of the egg within 12 hours
of being laid and feed on the sack during gestation.
If an egg is placed upside down from its original
position, the embryo will drown.
Participants had plenty of questions for AMITW vol-
unteers. Some considered it a day of "schooling," like
Wayne Blakeman, a retired firefighter from Lexington,
Ky., who moved to Bradenton about eight months ago.
Blakeman was hosting family and brought several
generations with him to the turtle talk.
"I'm 61 and this is my first time out doing this," he
said while pointing to his newest grandson. "He's turning
1 tomorrow, so it's obviously his first time, too, and we
get to do it together."
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Blakeman said his family has always had a love for
"I think it started when my daughter was young and
she wanted to be a marine biologist," he said.
Blakeman's daughter, sporting a turtle tattoo,
received her first turtle as a birthday present when she
turned 16. Blakeman said his grandson's birthday will
feature a turtle theme.
The family spent the previous day at Mote Marine
Laboratory, in Sarasota, learning more about sea turtles.
Between the time spent at Mote and the June 5 turtle talk,
the group was well satisfied with new information.
"I wasn't aware of how deep the turtles dig the hole,"
said Blakeman. "I always assumed they were only a few
inches deep. I didn't know they could relocate nests like
they do and I learned how the depth of the egg to the
others decides gender. So it's been an education this
morning and worth the trip out here."
AMITW turtle talks take place every Wednesday
weather permitting. Because the talks have become so
popular, reservations to attend are required.
Call Wiseman at 248-982-5600 to make a reserva-
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Chamber to host sunrise
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly sunrise breakfast 7:45-9 a.m. Wednes-
day, June 12, at the Sign of the Mermaid, 9707 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
Members are encouraged to bring prospective mem-
bers to chamber events.
For more information or to make reservations, call
Mike Norman Realty, 3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, announced that Sally Greig was the company's
top listing agent for May.
Taking the honor as top sales agent was Rochelle
For more information, call 941-778-6696.
At Wagner Realty, with offices at 2217 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach, and 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key, Dave Moynihan was named the top-listing
agent for May at the Anna Maria Island office, while the
team of Dia Wilson and Mary Moore took the award at
the Longboat Key office.
Taking the honor for top sales agents were Rae Ellen
Hayo at the Anna Maria office, while Wilson and Moore
claimed the title for the Longboat Key office.
For more information, call 941-778-2246.
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Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce president Mary Ann Brockman, left,
Stonewood Grill & Tavern manager Matt
Lease, chamber vice president Deb Wing
and chair Karen LaPensee thank chamber
members for attending a network luncheon
June 5 at Stonewood, 7100 Cortez Road W,
Bradenton. Lease, who just transferred to
the Bradenton Stonewood restaurant, grew
up on Anna Maria Island and left the area
after high schoolfor a career in restaurant
management. Lease surprised each of the
attendees with a $25 gift card to Stonewood
Grill. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
309 65th St., Unit A, Beach Escape, Holmes Beach,
a 1,912 sfla / 3,132 sfur 3bed/4bath/2car land condo with
pool built in 2007 was sold 05/21/13, Island Restoration
VI LLC to Morris for $475,000; list $559,000.
615 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,756 sfla
2,574 sfur 2bed/2bath canalfront pool home built in 1968
on a 90x114 lot was sold 05/17/13, Wells Fargo Bank to
Healy for $474,000; list $499,999.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 58, North Beach Village,
Holmes Beach, a 1,800 sfla / 3,395 sfur 3 d I .kill 2car
condo with shared pool built in 1992 was sold
05/ 17/13, Bell to Audubon Park LLC for $415,000; list
1407 Gulf Drive S., Unit 203, Coquina Moorings,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,225 sfla / 1,521 sfur 3bed/2bath
condo with shared pool built in 1982 was sold 05/24/13,
Whisenant to McLaughlin for $415,000.
206 76th St., Holmes Beach, a 696 sfla / 1,208 sfur
ibed/ bath home with deeded slip built in 1953 on a
90x78 lot was sold 05/22/13, Lambrix to Erochko for
214 54th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,150 sfla / 2,988
sfur 4bed/2bath home built in 1948 on a 118x119 lot was
sold 05/20/13, Pop to Lizzie Lus Island Retreat LLC for
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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Center crowns youth b-ball champs, adults enter playoffs
By Kevin Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's youth
basketball season came to an end June 7 after a one-day
delay due to Tropical Storm Andrea.
Not one top seed among three divisions captured its
championship as second-seeds Heritage Paper Co. in the
premier division and Walter & Associates in the 11-13
division and third-seed Manatee Cancer Center in the
8-10 division all scored upset victories.
Premier's Heritage Paper defeated No. 1 seed Walter
& Associates 50-35 behind 19 points and six rebounds
from Austin Miller and 13 points and 11 rebounds from
Chris Lehman. Tony Sperduto addedl0 points and 10
rebounds for Heritage, which also received 2 points each
from Adam Clark, Sam Cuva, Josh Parrish and Jesse
Lawson in the victory.
League MVP Phil Rottes led the Walter & Associates
offensive attack with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while
Eric Crawford added 8 points and seven rebounds. Neil
Carper, Colin Rottes, Jack Walter and Seth Walter com-
pleted the scoring in the loss with 2 points each.
Heritage Paper Company advanced to the champion-
ship game by defeating Eat Here 39-25 June 5. Austin
Miller poured in 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead
Heritage, which also received 5 points from Burke Hill and
4 points apiece from Adam Clark and Jesse Lawson.
Manatee Cancer Center, 8-10 division champs
Aracelis Aracena, Joshy Calhoun, Jack Groves, Fiona
Turner-Latham, Michael Pears, Joe Ross and Silas
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Walter & Associates, 11-13 division champs
Griffin Heckler, Jack Heckler, Dayton Modderman,
Gage Nevin, Joseph Peery, JP Russo, Anni Walter and
Connor Field's 9 points and 11 rebounds and 8
points, three rebounds and three assists led the Eat Here
Walter & Associates advanced to the premier divi-
sion championship game by defeating The Feast 43-32
June 4. Phil Rottes scored 20 points and grabbed 12
rebounds, while Colin Rottes added 12 points to lead
Walter & Associates, which also received 5 points from
Neil Carper and 4 points from Seth Walter in the vic-
Ryan Gilman scored 13 points and Alex Gilman
added 8 points to lead The Feast in the loss.
In the 11-13 division championship, a younger
Walter & Associates team carried a 45-33 victory over
Ross Built behind the inside-outside combination of JP
Russo and Dayton Modderman. Russo scored 23 points
and pulled down 10 rebounds, while Modderman added
20 points and 20 rebounds to lead Walter. Jack Heckler
finished with 2 points and 14 rebounds in the victory.
Trent Boring's 17 points and 24 rebounds paced
Ross, which also received 9 points from Jake Ross and
8 points and seven rebounds from brother Andrew Ross
in the loss.
Ross Built advanced to the finals with a 47-27 defeat
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22 points and 19 rebounds from Trent Boring and 19
points and nine rebounds from Jake Ross. Andrew Ross
completed the scoring for Ross Built, while Anna Pears
grabbed six rebounds in the victory.
Duncan Real Estate was led by Brooke Capparelli
and Leo Rose, who each scored 8 points. Leo Tililli
added 6 points and 12 rebounds, while Trent Shackelford
finished with 5 points in the loss.
Walter & Associates defeated Sand Dollar 51-46
on June 5 to advance to the 11-13 championship game
behind 28 points, seven rebounds and two assists from JP
Russo and 17 points and 19 rebounds from Dayton Mod-
derman. Jack Heckler added 4 points and seven rebounds
and Joseph Peery finished with 2 points in the victory.
Manatee Cancer Center, which won only two regular-
season games, swept to the finals and defeated top-seeded
Beach Bistro 22-6 in the championship matchup for the
8-10 division. Silas Banyas scored 10 points and Jack
Groves added 8 points and 10 rebounds to lead MCC.
Joshy Calhoun completed the scoring with 4 points in
David Daigle, Cameron Gish and Thomas Heckler
scored 2 points each to lead Bistro in the loss.
Manatee Cancer Center advanced to the finals by
defeating No. 2 seed Beach Bums 22-12 June 4. Silas
Banyas scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead
Manatee Cancer Center, which also received 6 points
from Jack Groves, 4 points from Joshy Calhoun and 2
points from Joe Ross in the victory.
Ava Zink's 6 points and five rebounds and 4 points
and five rebounds from Tuna McCracken led Beach
Bums, which also received 2 points and seven rebounds
from Daniel Sentman in the loss.
Adult b-ball playoffs start
The center's adult basketball playoffs got under-
way June 4 with a pair of first-round games. Island Real
Estate advanced with a win over Duncan Real Estate
65-44 behind a game-high 27 points and 14 rebounds
from Dylan Bower. Jim Lynch added 12 points and 10
rebounds, while Teagan Purtil finished with 11 points
and 10 rebounds. Emily Taylor helped out with 7 points
and seven rebounds, while Bobby Dawes finished with
6 points, six rebounds and five assists in the victory.
Philip Slack scored 20 points and grabbed 13
rebounds to lead Duncan, which also received 10 points
and 11 rebounds from Todd Keiser and 8 points from
Serena Samuels in the loss.
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Tarpon fishing heats up in advance of Andrea
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Before our brush with Tropical Storm Andrea, the
tarpon bite was beginning to heat up. Fish were spot-
ted in the passes, along the beaches and at Egmont Key.
Successful live bait offerings include pinfish, blue crabs,
pass crabs, shiners and threadfin herring. Reports of fish
50-100 pounds were average.
Along the shorelines of Anna Maria Island, you
should start spotting spawning snook cruising through
the trough. A free-lined live shiner sight-casted from the
beach or boat to the fish is a sure fire way to get your
blood pumping. You can also use artificial like the Mir-
rOlure MirrOdine or the Yozuri Crystal Minnow to get
hooked up on the big catch-and-release fish.
Finally, spotted seatrout are responding to live and
artificial baits. The grass flats on Anna Maria Sound are
holding good numbers of fish in the range 12-20 pounds.
For live bait, you can't beat a shiner. For artificial, try
a soft plastic such as a DOA Cal jig combined with a
jighead to get a bite.
Finally, the highlight of this week's fishing was a
50-pound sailfish caught by Bill Palmer on a live shiner
while on a charter with Capt. Warren Girle. Girle spotted
the fish while reeling in a bait. Once the fish was spot-
ted, Girle instructed Palmer to stop reeling and the fish
inhaled the bait, which started a 30-minute battle, to boat
the fish, which was photographed and released.
Girle also is fishing for tarpon along the beaches of
Anna Maria Island with good results. Using pass crabs
or small blue crabs, Girle is managing to find the fish
and to get a bite. Girle likes a rig consisting of 60-pound
fluorocarbon leader connected to a 5/0 Gamakatsu hook
with a uni-knot to target these large silver fish. On the
reel, Girle is spooling up with 50-pound braid, which aids
in casting ability and in total capacity on the spool. Aver-
age size of silver kings this past week was 100 pounds.
Moving offshore, Girle is catching a variety of spe-
cies around ledges and hard bottom. Keeper-sizes of both
red and gag grouper are being reeled up from the depths
while using live shiners for bait. Mangrove snapper up
to 18 inches also are being caught on shiners, as well as
a 20-pound kingfish.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing
Spanish mackerel being caught on both morning and
afternoon tides. With an abundance of bait, the macks
are not just passing by like previous weeks. Now, upon
arrival, macks in targetable numbers, are slashing through
baits. Small white jigs lead the pack, but silver spoons
and Gotcha plugs will get you hooked up, too. Expect to
catch ladyfish and jack crevalle in the mix.
Pier fishers arriving for a nighttime hookup are being
rewarded with blacktip sharks ranging 4-5 pounds. Hand-
sized chunks of oily fish like bonito, jack crevalle or
mackerel are getting the bite.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier says fishers there are
catching a variety of fish on live baits, including shrimp
and shiners. Mangrove snapper, black drum and redfish
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Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle spent
the past week beach and pier fishing with good results.
Catch-and-release snook fishing is in the early stages on
both the beaches and piers. For pier fishing, Mattay is
using stout gear to manhandle big fish out from under
the pilings. For the beaches, Mattay likes to scale down
to medium-weight tackle. Catch-and-release snook up
to 40 inches are being caught on live shiners, threadfin
herring or pinfish.
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leader with a size-1 live bait hook. Adding a live shiner
or shrimp and casting under the pier is resulting in snap-
per up to 14 inches. For the Spanish macks and pompano,
Mattay is throwing small white jigs.
Shark fishing along the beaches is beginning to
heat up, according to Mattay. On a recent trip along the
beaches, Mattay managed to hook and land a 100-pound
bull shark along with numerous blacktip sharks weighing
60 pounds. For bait, Mattay likes any oily fish such as
mackerel, bonito or jack crevalle.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is target-
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in southern Tampa Bay. By free-lining live shiners, Gross
is putting his clients on keeper-sizes of all three species.
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Bill Palmer, left, of
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with a reminder to boaters to be safe and use caution.
Each year, FWC officers rescue about 1,000 people,
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a balanced scoring attack led by Aaron Dudukes, who
finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Joe Combs added 13 points, while Richard Fosmore and
Matt Dwyer finished with 10 points each in the victory.
Jonathan Moss scored 14 points and Robert Serrano
added 10 points to lead Southern Greens, which also
received 8 points each from Jordan Demers and Scott
Eason in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-
hole, individual-low-gross golf match June 4. Sue
Hookem carded a 43 to take first place in Flight A by
one shot over second-place finisher Jean Holmes.
Liz Lang's 45 gave her the low gross score in Flight
B, while Roxanne Koche took second with a 52.
Low-net winner in Flight A was Terry Westby at
2-under-par 30, while Lang's 3-under-par 29 was low-
net winner in Flight B.
Only two teams advanced to the knockout round
during June 8 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City
Hall horseshoe pits. Hank Huyghe and George McKay
defeated Norm Good and John Johnson 23-14 to earn the
day's bl._'iin_' rights.
John Johnson and Bob Heiger were the only team to
earn a 3-0 record in pool play and were the day's outright
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
Heritage Paper Co.,
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hurricane shutters, eat-in kitchen, walk-in
closet, and fully glassed lanai. Covered
parking, private storage room, heated pool
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ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The
Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
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
email@example.com, 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, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B 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. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5604B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
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Heron Harbour 2/2 furnished condo, htd pool, tennis. $117,000.
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CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month
BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH- 941-778-0807
MULTI-FAMILY SALE! 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday,
June 15. Estate items of all sorts. 111 49th St.,
ESTATE SALE Property of Susie and Murf Klauber
home, Friday, June 14, 8:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. and
Saturday, June 15, 8:45 a.m.-noon. 1620 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Clyde Butcher
signed photographs, Tarkay prints, a lot of origi-
nal art, Austrian porcelain stove, Robert Chase
watercolors, large pots, modern tables, chairs,
sofas, wicker chairs, 20 fish prints, mirrors,
dinette table and chairs, king bed set and coffee
table, 20+ pairs of shutters, two pair twin beds,
block-front chest, toy cars, carved circus animals
from Ringling event, Federal-style sideboard,
office chairs, renderings, two French chairs,
loveseat, wood plate rack, patio furniture, buffet
style bar, 12 arm chairs, binoculars, rattan media
center, refrigerator, microwave, GE stack washer/
dryer, crib, bike, consoles, lamps, linens. Beach
cottage vinyl-covered sofa, chairs, and hassocks
and more. Sale by Julie McClure. Pictures: www.
appraisals4u.biz and www.estatesales.net.
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.
MAROON CAMERA in case. Sentimental pic-
tures. Lost on Anna Maria Island. Please, call
LOST: WEDDING RING. Platinum setting with
three emerald-cut diamonds. Reward offered.
Please return, means so much. 703-608-6871.
More ads = more readers in The Islander.
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pool and spa, covered parking, storage and great
rental history. $749,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more
info @ 941.713.4755.
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kit-
tens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup, green, 4clynder, 5
speed, 74,000 mi. Excellent condition $8,500.
Great gas mileage, A.C., stereo radio. Call 941-
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. 2001 25-hp Mercury
2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must
see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
Please, turn the page for more boating ads...
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11 a.m-2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, and
Sunday, June 30, unit 108, north building,
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Sands Established in 1983
Lawn Residential and Commercial
SFull service lawn maintenance
Service Landscaping Clean-up
778.1345 Hauling tree trimming
1Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
F Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.
SResidential & Condo Renovations
Kitchens Bath Design Service
SCarpentry Flooring Painting
Commercial & Residential
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professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards accepted
holmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria
airports shops dining
METRO DOOR & SUPPLY INC.
Primary Doors & Glass Inserts
Custom Prep/Cut Downs
Fiberglass, Aluminum, Steel, Vinyl
*FREE ESTIMATES: Call 941.726.2280
ASAP REPAIRS .,
Jim Basiley, LLC
Engineer turned Handyman
free estimates -- no service charge -- no job too small
Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Air Conditioning/Heating
Call Jim at 941-448-7806 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
( f 941-778-2711
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PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long
memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.
AMI BEACH RESORT needs part-time property
manager for daytime shift, weekends included.
Computer and people skills required. Please
email resume to mail@annamariabeachcottages.
PART-TIME PERSONAL assistant with Microsoft
Word skills for Island company. Call 941-704-
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-
NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sitting
and pet walking. Red Cross certified, good with
animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-
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.
CARE AT HOME: Confidential and professional.
Home aid, companionship, basic nursing. Call
Alexandra Keller, 941-524-9900.
PERSONAL CARE In-home assistance needed
for elderly gentleman in Holmes Beach, part time.
Medical background and certification required.
Please, email your contact information with sum-
mary of background to: email@example.com
or call 916-813-7824.
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.
More Islander classified ads = more readers.
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-
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, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County
and the Island since 1987. Call William Eller, 941-
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.
AMI COMPUTERS Virus removal, repairs, tuto-
rials, data salvage. On site, at home or office.
www.amicomputer.com or 941-962-6560.
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-
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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.
JILA DE LA SII.S
LAWNCARE FOR HOLMES Beach. Recently
retired caretaker, experienced with references.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-650-
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
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30 years experience.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopaint-
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-
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: email@example.com.
2BR WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE with boat
slip. Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer
and dryer. $900 mo. Call 941-538-8622.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis,
boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-
WINTER 2013-14: 2BR/2BA ground level with
carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to Gulf. Luxurious,
updated, must see! Anna Maria. 941-565-2373.
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
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL Sarasota bayfront.
2BR/2BA, pool. $2,000 month. Gulf view,
3BR/2BA, $2,000 month. For information, 703-
ANNUAL RENTAL: Brand-new 3BR/3BA apart-
ment on Pine Avenue. $1,700 month. Call Sato
Real Estate Inc., 941-778-7200 or email rentals@
Martinique: 2BR/2BA, Gulf views. Monthly
through December, well priced. C. Pedota, Big
Fish Real Estate, 941-284-2598.
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Residential
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling
All Phases of Plumbing Repair & Service
778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrn-:, 1 .i ,,,l i Sat.
BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available
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Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
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Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
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WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA HOME with garage
on canal, boat dock and boatlift. Just two miles
from AMI in Coral Shores. Available annually or
seasonally. Mike, 443-309-4068. mbcorle@aol.
VACATION RENTAL 2BR/2BA furnished town-
house, $550 weekly. Boat dock and pool. Realtor,
NORTHWEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA furnished,
$1,200 mo., one to six months. Vacant now. Real-
TOWNHOUSE ANNUAL RENTAL $950/mo. Boat
dock, pool, no pets. Realtor, 941-356-1456.
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
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-
FLORIDA DREAMS REALTY
5358 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,FL 34217
Check out our online vacation rental
catalog on Anna Maria Island and
at Heron's Watch, Bradenton.
We speak English, German,
French and Hungarian
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach
2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views.
$395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101.
BEACH HOUSE: HOLMES Beach. Block home,
2BR/2BA, one-car garage with wood-burning
fireplace. Zoned for weekly rentals. $465,000.
Smith & Associates Real Estate, contact Real-
tor Bonnie Martinez, 727-512-6355, to schedule
VILLAGE GREEN HOME 4BR/2BA, double
garage, caged pool. Upgrades: windows, roof,
kitchen and more. Ten minutes to beach. Move-in
ready. No flood zone. Realtor/Owner, 941-356-
DON'T FORGET: The Islander newspaper office
has moved to 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, opposite the Island Library and adjacent
to the Island Fresh Market and Domino's Pizza.
Same phone: 941-778-7978. Or look for us online
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STIR CRAZY By Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz
I "You Send Me"
9 Adams with the 1991
hit "Get Here"
14 Hippie's wear
19 Evergreen with
20 Jazz club highlights
21 Tailored sleeve
22 Chattered on and on
24 One w ho works at
27 Ruler divs.
28 Early second-
29 Harriet Bcecher
Stowe's "The Pearl
32 Like many thrones
33 Theme of many a
38 1990 Steve
39 According to
40 Part of a wedding
43 Its last word is
"z Nt": Abbr.
46 Blazers, e.g., in
48 Young cow
50 You can believe it
53 One of the little
things in life?
55 Title song of a 1970
58 K-12, in education
59 A guitar may be
connected to it
61 Final e\am handout
62 Formal military
65 Phase associated
with Picasso's "The
69 Substitute currency
72 Board, as a carousel
73 "You're one,
75 Fluffy neckwear
76 "What's going ___
77 Imagined series of
81 Final non-A.D. year
85 Sleuth, in slang
86 Brutal castle
dweller in folk
90 1929 Ethel Waters
hit whose title is a
91 Author Santha
92 Brown ermine
95 Coal unit
97 In the past
98 Works o crime, say
102 One of four items
worn by a bride,
105 Having the
106 "I Got __" (silly
with the line "Why
laughing at me?")
107 Hardly fancy?
108 Sugary ending
110 Infection fighter
I I I Calls to Bo Peep
114 Navy pilot putting
on a show
116 Alice Walker novel
... or a hint to 12
squares in this
122 Alvar who
123 Wind-driven craft
124 Minor, in law
125 Wrap one's brain
126 Wall Street
I One going [hic!l
2 Kyrgyzstan range
4 Encrust, as mud
8 Flubbed it
9 Seven-foot runner
10 Rhine siren
12 Just so
14 Crummy advice
15 Medium ability, for
16 "Puzzles of the
17 Draw (from)
18 Tyler of rock
21 Sleuth. in slang
27 Prepared, as apples
30 Fraternity letters
31 Lab fluid
33 Kind of poetry
34 Knickers wearer
35 Exchange for cash
36 "Dies _
37 Likely to win
38 Faucet brand
39 Smokey the Bear
spot, e.g.. for short
42 More iffy
45 Snoops's archenemy
47 Cries a river
49 A.T.F. agents, e.g.
50 "Casablanca" role
52 Pageant title
54 Forest Whitaker's
57 Puccini's "Nessun
78 Social division
79 One-named designer
80 Go ___ (deteriorate)
82 Web periodical
83 Nickname for
84 Belief s stem
86 Visibly embarrassed
87 Songbirds in "The
89 Jewish males' org.
91 Pastrami go-with
94 Skating move
96 Relentless fighter
99 Herbal brew
100 Hannah who wrote
"Men in Dark
101 Priestly robe
106 Amtrak bullet train
110 "There's gold in
them ___ hills!"
112 Mil. addresses
113 Chair piece
115 "... the grace of
116 There may be a
high price on it
117 She-bear: Sp.
119 ___ mater
120 II.F.O. crew
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58 Dali's homeland, to
60 Amount at stake
64 Suffi\ with smack
66 Corn bread
67 "'The Far Pavilions,"
68 One tablet, maybe
70 Matched (up)
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