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HB petition to allow tree house gains momentum
SBy Rick Catlin and Mark Young However, Zaccagnino wanted clarifica-
Islander Reporters tion on the process. Anna Maria attorney Jim
AsTheWorld Terns Rather than fight Holmes Beach City Hall, Dye, sitting in for Holmes Beach attorney Patty
'Trump'Tern Tower Richard Hazen and Lynn Tran, owners of the Petruff both principals in Dye, Dietrich,
tours. Page 6 now viral tree house at 103 29th St. N., have Petruff & St. Paul, RPL. said it's a multi-step
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BB reopens neighbor-
hood dock. Page 3
Meetings: The govern-
ment calendar. Page 4
Anna Maria signals
tougher stance on
signs. Page 8
What to do, where to
go. Pages 10-11
Anna Maria Island
map. Pages 16-17
Police blotter. Page 18
Sports: Gator Man
wins adult basketball
title. Page 20
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decided that rather than nght city nall, they
will legislate to keep the structure.
They began circulating a petition autho-
rized by Holmes Beach commissioners June
11 among registered voters calling for a vote
on a special ordinance to allow them to keep
their tree house.
The tree house was built in 2011 and
approved verbally at that time by building
official Bob Shaffer, who is on record as
having given that permission. However, it has
not been clarified as to whether or not Shaf-
fer understood the extent of construction that
occurred and the resulting tree house.
If the couple gets 10 percent of the city's
registered voters 332 to sign the peti-
tion, it goes before the city commission, which
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria has a new city commis-
With the withdrawal of Carol Carter's
application for the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion to complete the remaining five months
of John Quam's term, only one applicant
remained Doug Copeland.
Commissioners at their June 13 meeting
' It il) and unanimously elected Copeland, a
former planning and zoning board chair, to
fill the vacancy. Copeland also was elected
vice chair of the commission, while vice chair
Chuck Webb was elected to serve as chair for
the next five months.
Carter distributed a letter before the meet-
ing stating she was withdrawing because she
believes Copeland with more than 20 years
of experience on P&Z has the knowledge
and expertise to be commissioner.
Carter also said she would run for a com-
mission seat in November, when three com-
mission seats will come up for election.
Copeland is a wood worker by trade, and
also has worked in various restaurants and
...g e He was immediately drawn into the busi-
the hook. ness of the commission as Webb introduced
several amendments to the city's construction
I Biz ordinance. Webb said a change is needed to
preempt a property owner from claiming the
Page 22 new ordinance reduced the value of a home
if built under the old rule. The amendments
would avoid any conflict with the 1994 Bert
Harris Jr. Property Act, Webb said.
One ho'L'P-liiIn by Webb was to place a
variance procedure in the new ordinance for
someone who wants to build according to the
S old guidelines that allow for the second floor
: of living space to have the same living area as
?sts, 100 the first floor.
0 hatched The new city building ordinance allows
the second livable floor to have only 33 per-
Sunbathers rest on the Gulf of Mexico shore in
front of the tree house at Angelinos Sea Lodge
in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
then must set up a special election on the ordi-
The commission, at its June 11 meeting,
approved the petition with Commissioner
Marvin Grossman moving for the approval.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino seconded the
motion, which passed 5-0.
"The petition committee has to get the
required signatures, then the commission has
first opportunity to pass the ordinance allow-
ing the tree house," Dye said. "If it doesn't
pass, then it goes to a referendum and voters
Zaccagnino expressed concern over the
cost of a special election and asked if the matter
could be placed on the regular election ballot in
Dye said the city's charter requires a refer-
endum within 90 days if the commission votes
down the ordinance.
"If that time frame falls within the regular
STORY CONTINUES PAGE 4, OPINIONS PAGE 6-7
welcomes former P&Z chair to dais
New AM Commissioner Doug Copeland.
cent of the first livable floor's area.
But Webb quickly noted that the Bert Harris
Jr. Act has not been interpreted by the Florida
Supreme Court. He said he's studied all the
available cases and spoken with a number of
attorneys familiar with the act and none have
the same opinion on what the act does or doesn't
"It's very confusing," Webb said.
City attorney Jim Dye agreed the law is
confusing. He suggested a meeting with Webb
to draw up amendments that would keep the city
out of court in the event someone claims a loss
under the Harris act.
Commissioner Dale Woodland said if some-
one came to the commission and claimed this
was a "taking of value," the commission should
just let them build under the old rules.
But Webb said that's exactly what he's
trying to prevent.
Commissioner Gene Aubry said he and the
other non-attorney commissioners need some-
thing plainly written so they can understand.
"I don't want to play lawyer in this. I don't
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Increasing tourism fuels continued rise in resort tax collections
By Rick Catlin
For the 24th time in the past 25 months, resort tax
collections by the Manatee County Tax Collector's Office
have set a new monthly record compared with the same
month the previous year.
Collections this year are on pace to eclipse last year's
record collection amount of $8.1 million.
The resort tax, also called the bed tax, is the 5 percent
Manatee County charges on accommodation rentals of
six months or less.
As resort tax collections continue setting records,
the collections have corresponded to increasing tourism.
The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
reported tourism to the area up 6.5 percent for the first
four months of 2013 compared with the same months in
2012. By comparison, resort tax collections for the first
five months of 2013 are up 9.7 percent compared with
that same period in 2012.
Collections for April 2013 totaled $771,368, accord-
ing to information available online at the Manatee County
Tax Collectors website.
That was a modest 1.4 percent increase from collec-
tions in April 2012, but still pushed the total collected for
the first seven months of the 2012-13 fiscal year to $5.812
million, well ahead of the $5,296 million collected during
the first seven months of fiscal year 2011-12.
Total resort tax collections for 2011-12 were $8.1
million, a record-setting year and more than $1 million
ahead of the previous record of $7.01 million set in fiscal
If the next five months maintain the same amounts
collected as last year, the resort tax will hit $8.63 mil-
lion by the end of the fiscal year, yet another record, and
6.5 percent ahead of 2011-12 collections, the previous
Sue Sinquefield, who heads the resort tax unit, said
the rapid increase in collections the past two years has
begun to slow as more vacation rental owners have come
into compliance with state and county law.
Several years ago, her office began organizing agent
Resort tax revenues also are used for the BACVB
budget, to support the Bradenton Convention Center, the
Crosley Mansion and other public venues in the county.
Barrier islands lead the way
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key continue to
contribute the majority of resort taxes collected in Manatee
County, according to the April 2013 collection figures.
The barrier islands collected $442,616 in resort taxes
during April 2013, 57.2 percent of the total taken in by
The barrier islands average contributing about 62
percent of the total resort tax collected each year, accord-
ing to online figures from the resort tax office.
Vacation rental property signs line Spring Avenue in
Anna Maria as island accommodation managers pre-
pare for a busy summer tourist season. Islander Photo:
sweeps to known areas of vacation rental properties,
looking for vacation rental owners who were not paying
the resort tax and not even registered with the Florida
Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
She also noted that her unit has begun looking more
at leases to ensure they comply with state and local laws.
Anyone unsure about a lease can bring it to the resort tax
office for review.
Although Sinquefield did not identify specific neigh-
borhoods in the county that the agents target, she said
agents go where the most vacation rentals are. There is
also a "tax cheat hotline" that people can use in anonym-
ity to report resort tax evaders.
The resort tax is used to fund a variety of county pro-
grams, most notably the county's share of beach renour-
Maritime specialist lectures at library
John Beale of the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415
119th St. W., Cortez, discusses marine archeology
and shipbuilding June 12 at the Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive. Beale's background includes work on
tall ships, a degree in maritime studies at the Uni-
versity of West Florida and past positions at several
Florida museums. Islander Photo: Carol Brenneman
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BB neighborhood dock re-opens after 2-year closure
By Mark Young
When a group of residents on Eighth Street South in
Bradenton Beach volunteered to pay for a new city dock
at the end of their street more than a year ago, it appeared
a viable solution to a shortfall in the city budget.
The city condemned the dock more than two years
ago with a promise to rebuild it, but an economic down-
turn and a tightening budget left the dock as a low prior-
Residents stepped forward to pool their money to
have the dock rebuilt, leaving city staff with the task of
beginning the permitting process, which appeared on the
surface to be a relatively simple process for a relatively
But "relatively simple" are words that don't exist
when doing a project on a barrier island, according to
building official Steve Gilbert.
Once the funding was in place, Gilbert began the
permitting process with the Florida Department of Envi-
DEP approved the rebuild, but a change in the state
agency's policies to no longer review federal permits for
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers added an additional
layer of permitting for the city.
Once DEP informed the city that it would be required
to submit additional paperwork to the corps, Gilbert did
so the same day, but the delay was only the beginning.
The Tampa regulatory office first informed Gilbert
in January that it was suffering a staff shortage and that
a permit review for the Eighth Street dock was a low
By mid-February, the Tampa office informed Gilbert
it had resolved its staffing issues, but said the "relatively
simple" project of removing old pilings and replacing
them with new ones would have to undergo a full regula-
Gilbert told the corps he didn't understand the rea-
soning for the project to undergo a full regulatory review,
but submitted the necessary paperwork given the proj-
Duncan Seawall employees put the finishing touches
on the Eighth Street South dock in Bradenton Beach
June 12. The dock is open again after more than two
years of closure. Islander Photo: Mark Young
Given the city's concerns, Gilbert was informed that
the dock's permitting process would be "accelerated" and
the project was advanced to a high-priority category.
To ensure its "accelerated" status, Gilbert invited the
corps to meet with city staff to conduct a site inspection in
early March and that meeting took place as scheduled.
In late March, Gilbert contacted the corps for an
update of the dock's status and was told, "Good ques-
It was explained that the corps was in the process of
prioritizing private projects and that government projects
would begin soon.
In mid-April, the city again contacted the corps for
an update. In a series of email correspondence between
Gilbert and the Tampa office, the corps explained the
permitting process for government projects had not yet
The corps said, however, the Eighth Street dock was
still a high priority.
It took about another 45 days for the corps to
notify the city that a permit review was underway and,
a few days later, the much-anticipated permit had been
Duncan "N .all s work to the dock was expected to
be completed by Islander press time. The dock stretches
60 feet into Sarasota Bay with a walkway 5 feet wide
leading to a 400-square-foot fishing platform.
Gilbert said it had been a long time coming and he
was pleased the dock is completed.
"It was one of several projects that have been on
backlog, but not by the city's doing," said Gilbert.
The floating dock adjacent to the Historic Bridge
Street Pier took more than a year of red tape from the
Federal Emergency Management Agency following
Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012. It was completed
in early June.
However, between the residents of Eighth Street
South and FEMA, two major projects are now completed
at no cost to city taxpayers.
The dingy dock next to the Bridge Tender Dockside
Bar and Inn, also destroyed by TS Debby, was another
FEMA-funded project that was completed earlier this
One of the last major projects on the city's backlog
list is the renovation of the pier. That project is scheduled
to be completed by the end of August, although only
beginning the permitting process.
Gilbert said he expects no delays given the simplicity
of the project that will replace 151 pilings and the wood
deck. However, "simple" didn't work out to the benefit of
the Eighth Street dock and Gilbert is making no promises
when it comes to a timetable for permits.
ZNS Engineering, the firm of record for the pier proj-
ect, is handling the permitting process.
A scope of work on the pier is expected at a city
commission meeting in the near future. The cost of the
pier project has not yet been discussed pending a final
submission of the scope of work.
At that time, commissioners are expected to autho-
rize a request for proposal and begin taking bids for the
pier reconstruction work.
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TREE HOUSE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
election, then yes, it can be put on the general ballot," he
said. "But that's only if the supervisor of elections has
the time to get it done and if there is room on the ballot.
If not, then it comes back to a referendum."
Tran thanked the commissioners for approving the
petition, but also wanted a response to their attorney's
request to suspend "or at least postpone a June 20 code
enforcement hearing" on the tree house violations outlined
in an April letter by building official Tom O'Brien.
Commission Chair Jean Peelen said she would try to
get Tran an answer as soon as possible.
Petruff said June 13, that the code enforcement hear-
ing "would likely be postponed," but was unable to pro-
Petitions were made available to the public at city
hall at the beginning of the June 11 meeting and many
of those attending signed the petition supporting the tree
Tran is confident she will gamer the support needed
to bring the matter before the commission for a vote.
Tran said the special ordinance is about correcting a
wrong done to her and her husband after they had acted
in good faith based upon the advice of a city official in
"At this point, it is not all about right or wrong. This
is not about blaming and debating over a long list of
allegations in court or before a code board hearing," she
"It is about finding a win-win solution and a happy
ending for all. After all, the tree house is a fun and fond
childhood dream for all who love fairy tale stories and
something unusual and extraordinary," Tran said.
If voters approve the ordinance, it will "stop need-
less legal debates and further loss of time and resources
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that could be used for better purposes," she said.
Also at issue is whether Shaffer had the authority
in 2011 to approve the tree house construction without
a plan, or whether current city officials are correct in
claiming the tree house was built illegally.
Tran said Shaffer approved the tree house and
she and her husband heard no more of the issue until
someone apparently called the Holmes Beach code
enforcement office to complain. In 2011, the building
department determined the tree house violates setbacks
and other regulations as well as the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's requirements for con-
struction seaward of the coastal construction line.
Letters between the city, Angelinos Sea Lodge and
its attorney, David Levin, and the DEP indicate there
are issues to be dealt with at the state level regardless
of the city outcome.
Jim Martinello, environmental manager of the DEP
Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, in a letter
dated Dec. 14, 2011, requested the owner voluntarily
remove the wood-frame deck structure and restore the
affected areas within 30 days.
The DEP letter described the tree house construc-
tion as an "elevated post-supported, enclosed wood
frame deck, with roof viewing deck." The tree house
and "alteration of an existing dune system" without a
permit are deemed "possible violations" of state stat-
ute, according to the letter.
Tran and her husband have garnered media attention
in their fight to keep the tree house. They've been fea-
tured on NBC's "Today" show, an Australian TV station
and most all Tampa Bay-area media outlets.
"Becoming a celebrity is not what we want. We want
to go back to our quiet, peaceful life on the beach and
operate the resort for all our friendly guests" Tran said.
The Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
in December 2011
that there had been
an "alteration of an
existing dune system
by creating cleared
pathways and viewing
areas" seaward of the
Angelinos Sea Lodge
tree house as well as the
The DEP suggested vol-
untary removal within
30 days. Islander File
Anna Maria City
June 19, 2:30 p.m., cell tower committee.
June 27, 6 p.m., city commission.
July 2, 6 p.m., planning and zoning.
July 10, 6:30 p.m., EEEC.
July 11, 6 p.m., city commission.
July 25, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
June 20, 11 a.m., city commission work meeting.
June 20, 1 p.m., city commission.
June 26, 2 p.m., planning and zoning.
June 27, 9 a.m., city commission work meeting.
July 18, 12 p.m., pier team.
July 18, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
June 20, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
June 21, 9 a.m., special magistrate hearing, AMI
Marina v. Holmes Beach at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
July 9, 7 p.m., city commission.
July 11, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
July 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement.
July 25, 11:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
June 20, 1:30 p.m., budget presentation.
June 20, 6 p.m., budget hearing.
July 30, 9 a.m., county commission.
Aug. 1,9 a.m., budget reconciliation, tentative mill-
age rate adoption.
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 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
July 4 is Independence Day. Most government
offices are closed, as is The Islander office.
July 15, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Organization,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
July 17, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
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Holmes Beach, Mainsail developers to mediate June 21
By Mark Young
The first step in determining if litigation can be
avoided between Holmes Beach and the Mainsail
Lodge developers will be taken at 9 a.m. Friday, June
21, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
City attorney Patricia Petruff said the initial pro-
ceeding is basically "the start of a negotiation or, at least,
for the special magistrate to get a better understanding
of what the issues are, if there is common ground and
whether it can be mediated."
Petruff reminded commissioners at a June 13 work
session that commissioners could attend
the public meeting, "but it's not your
public meeting, so do not sit near one
another or have any discussions with
To do so, would violate Florida's
Titsworth Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.
Mayor Carmel Monti and Commis-
sioner Judy Titsworth were appointed
by the commission in May to be the
city's representatives in the negotia-
tions along with Petruff.
| .k Commissioner David Zaccagnino
Monti recommended Monti and Titsworth
because the two represent opposite sides
of the vote that revoked the Mainsail site plan in March.
Petruff said the special magistrate will determine
during the opening round of negotiations if mediation
is possible, but if the two sides are unable to reach an
agreement, July 24-25 have been scheduled to begin the
possible quasi-judicial hearing, where both sides will
present their case.
Sarasota attorney Robert Lincoln, representing Main-
sail, filed a petition for relief with the city April 18 to
initiate a process under the Bert J. Harris Jr. Act, which
AM COMMISSION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"I don't want to play lawyer in this. I don't want to
go down that road," he said. Other commissioners agreed
they need something that's easy to understand before
making a decision.
Webb and Dye will return to the commission with
u_'I'.lioini that are easy to understand, but Webb cau-
tioned that the law is not simple, even for experienced
In other commission business, the final reading of the
historic preservation ordinance was continued to 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 17, as Dye and city planner Alan Garrett
said a few refinements are needed.
Commissioners also welcomed Anna Maria Island
Community Center executive director Dawn Stiles, who
assumed her duties April 1.
Stiles said she is making an effort to meet the elected
officials of the three island cities. She invited commis-
sioners to visit the center and also to provide u ('_'. 'li Mn,
for the planning analysis report she will soon prepare in
conjunction with a center committee.
"I'd like to invite all of you to come and see what
we do. And, please, give us your input. I hope to see all
of you at the center," Stiles said.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Paul Davis,
head of the MCSO-Anna Maria substation, presented a
allows a property owner to seek relief from a government
entity that is placing a burden on the property's existing
E U use.
"The second phase is more of a
hearing where evidence is taken and
the special magistrate listens to public
testimony," said Petruff. "At the end of
that step, he will provide a written rec-
ommendation. If both sides agree to the
recommendation, it ends. If not, then
the next step is likely litigation."
Mainsail is seeking to revoke the
commission's 3-2 vote that rescinded
the site plan and accuses the city of
violating procedures. Lincoln alleges
the commission had no authority to
revoke the site plan, saying the deci-
sion belonged to the mayor and building official.
Special Magistrate Steven Seibert will preside over
Monti supported the continued efforts of the Main-
sail development team to proceed with their revised site
plan along with Zaccagnino and Commission Chair Jean
Peelen, but under the Holmes Beach city charter, Monti
does not have a vote.
Titsworth and Commissioners Pat Morton and
Marvin Grossman opposed the site plan, saying it vio-
lated the land development code in setback requirements
and Grossman, in particular, addressed several concerns
outlined in the new site plan.
Commissioners have unanimously stated they want
the property developed, and those in opposition invited
Mainsail to start from scratch with a new plan that would
comply with current city codes. But, Mainsail sited a
substantial financial investment in the work that had been
completed at the city's behest.
The site plan includes lodging, a restaurant and other
amenities in what is considered the city's business district
at Gulf and Marina drives.
The June 21 hearing is a public meeting. However,
invitations were sent only to those who spoke at previ-
ous public hearings to provide testimony and only at the
request of Seibert will that testimony be taken.
No other public comment will be allowed.
HB seeks policy enforcement at Mainsail docks
By Mark Young
Holmes Beach Commissioner Marvin Grossman last
week estimated more than seven charter boats are using
slips in the basin at the Mainsail Lodge, 5501 Marina
Drive, while a special exception use to the city charter
allows for use of three slips.
Grossman addressed the issue at a June 13 work
session citing safety and parking issues as his primary
concerns but, more important, he said, was adhering to
"We have to make up our mind on what we are
doing," said Grossman. "Are we going to make them
adhere to the original agreement of three, or are we going
video on what deputies in the city do and how citizens
can help reduce crime. Davis acknowledge less crime
in Anna Maria than the mainland, but said sometimes
people hear or see something unusual, but don't call in
As a results, some burglaries and thefts go
He asked the public to call 941-708-8899 or 911 to
report suspicious activity or a burglar alarm going off.
Also, Aubry and Mayor SueLynn are working on
a Pine Avenue streetscape beautification plan that was
proposed in May by Aubry. The proposed beautification
will be staged, and a first phase should be ready in a few
weeks, he said.
Building official Bob Welch also asked the public for
input on changing the sign ordinance. He recently sent a
letter to owners of illegal signs requiring they come into
compliance by July 30 or face a citation.
What he'd prefer in the next few weeks are sugges-
tions to amend the sign ordinance. He said if real estate
agents would use the old-fashioned signs that stick in
the ground, and stop infringing on the rights of way, that
would solve many sign issues.
SueLynn scheduled the first work session for the
2013-14 budget for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10.
to let them do whatever they want?"
Grossman said the city is collecting business tax
receipts from charter captains using the city-owned boat
slips for passenger pickups and drop-offs, and if that is
to remain the case, additional parking is required of the
City attorney Patricia Petruff agreed, saying the exist-
ing special exception limits the number of charter boats
to three. Petruff said she was unaware that business tax
receipts were being collected on a number higher than
what is allowed.
"It is an issue that needs to be resolved," she said.
"The city needs to examine what course it wishes to take.
Last time I heard, there were seven or eight boats using
those slips that had advertising on them for charter activi-
Commissioner Judy Titsworth said she favors local
boat captains, "but let's make it safe and legal for all these
Petruff said a report should be written by city staff
and submitted to the commission outlining the problem,
"because a business tax receipt is not supposed to be
issued unless there is a zoning compliance. Clearly that
is not the case for more than three."
Grossman recommended city staff not issue addi-
tional business tax receipts to charter captains until the
matter is resolved.
Petruff said the marina is site-plan specific.
"Your special exception and approved site plan is
the document you look at for zoning compliance and
that document limits the number of boats," she said. "If
we know someone is operating outside the boundaries
of what they were authorized, you should take a close
look at it and, at the very least, stop it from increas-
Commissioners agreed to stop business tax receipts
from being issued for the marina and for city staff to
submit a report on the number of charter boats using the
The matter is expected to be addressed again at a
yet-to-be-determined city commission meeting.
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Hacking city hall
You can fight city hall, but can you win?
Writing for Time magazine's SXSW Science &
Space, Bryan Walsh makes a point for fighting city
"Americans do not like their government." He says,
"given all that's happening the sequester, the looming
fiscal cliff, the near-record levels of political polarization
- you can't blame us."
He sites a recent poll that found just 28 percent of
Americans trust the government in Washington.
But there's good news, too. As we learn from living
in small communities, a hyper-example being the three
cities on Anna Maria Island, Walsh says another poll
found Americans retain surprisingly "high levels of
affection towards their city or town governments."
Walsh says we're likely to be more in tune with local
government. There's the reality that "local governments
have to be problem solvers they literally have to take
out the trash and that can force them to be innovative
in a way that Washington simply isn't."
So now Holmes Beach will be tested to see how its
elected officials solve the problem of the tree house.
It's no small problem.
The city code enforcement board is set to address
the problems associated with what the owners argue was
"allowed" by city hall, and what the city says could never
be permitted if the proper application had been made.
In fact, the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection has said the tree house could not be permitted
as built, and put up some hoops for the owners to jump
While neighbors, beachwalkers and sympathizers
across the United States and around the world find it
charming who wouldn't? there is no compliance.
Could you without permits put pilings in your
yard and build a three-story structure towering over
neighboring homes? Could you build it on the beachfront
seaward of your property's setback line? Could you alter
the dunes on the beach, again, seaward of your property
line? Would you need to adhere to the state's permitting
process for construction seaward of the coastal construc-
tion control line?
Would you advertise on your website?
Smart money in Holmes Beach is saying the June
20 code board hearing will be canceled while the tree
house owners petition the city for an ordinance to allow
the tree house.
If officials vote no, it goes to referendum and resi-
dents of Holmes Beach will decide.
But what are the odds the state's opposition will
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Anna Maria is a beautiful old Florida-lifestyle
island one of the only precious gems left in the state
Let me say, Anna Maria is more than an island, it
is a community with schools, doctors, grocery stores,
attorneys, shops, post offices, permanent residents and
ever-welcome snowbirds, who help support our econ-
Now for the future vision of our island, do we want
to overdevelop and become just a resort, losing what
comprises our living community? Or do we want to
be responsible and look for a vision that will control
future i %u lth to save our community, and save what is
left of the fragile environment, the beauty of the royal
poinciana trees, birds in flight, nesting turtles, neighbors
helping neighbors, sparkling bay and Gulf waters a
paradise to behold?
Now is the time for the state, the community and
the three cities of AMI to take steps to form a vision
to save a beautiful barrier island from extinction and
to preserve this precious gem for future generations to
live and love.
Smart and visionary people see how other south-
ern cities, such as Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga.,
saved and preserved their beauty and heritage.
Fellow neighbors, friends, step up with me to speak
out to work for a vision to preserve the home we call
Anna Maria Island. We are the future.
Jane Grossman, Holmes Beach
Take notice, speak out
It's good for The Islander to invoke the spirit of
author John D. MacDonald concerning the massive
development of Long Bar Pointe, which will seriously
endanger the environment of Sarasota Bay and south-
But why not notify native Floridian Carl Hiaa-
sen, best-selling novelist and columnist, who readily
acknowledges his anti-developers debt to MacDonald.
More importantly, why not encourage voters to
notify their opposition to the project to AMI residents
and Manatee County Commissioners Carol Whitmore
and John Chappie? Both have supported various aspects
of Long Bar Pointe and have received healthy campaign
money from the developers.
Finally, contact Commissioner Michael Gallen,
who received no donations from the developers and
may be fighting a losing battle against the unbelievable
scale and environmental impact of the project.
You can call the commissioners at 941-748-4501,
or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, and michael.gallen@
mymanatee.com, and let them know your opinion.
Bill McGrath, Bradenton
Ask permission, not
"It's easier to ask for forgiveness than ask for per-
mission." I hate that phrase. I especially dislike it when
it's changed to "It's easier to ask for laws we've broken
to be changed after we've failed to ask for permission
than to seek forgiveness."
That seems to be the philosophy of the tree house
owners. They also seem to think that throwing their
money around, sending locals junk mail and starting an
international media campaign will get the law amended
to suit their wrongdoings.
The structure in question is no more a tree house
than an Olympic-sized pool is a koi pond. It is an
accessory structure designed for residential and recre-
ational use that impinges on property that belongs to
Furthermore, protected vegetation and wildlife nest-
ing areas were destroyed in the construction process.
The tree house owners have neither respected the
environment nor our local laws.
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There is a consequence to this type of action: res-
toration of the environment to the state it was before
the illegal construction.
If the owners can afford to junk-mail the com-
munity, they can afford to demolish the illegal struc-
And for anyone who doesn't want to suffer the
consequences, next time, ask first for permission and
do not misrepresent what you are asking to do. File
the applications and get the necessary permits like the
rest of us.
Laurel Nevans, Holmes Beach
Why not do the right thing?
I have been a full-time island resident since 1973
and I must say the tree house fiasco in Holmes Beach
is the most flagrant violation of our building codes
that I have ever witnessed.
The owners who constructed this structure,
which is direct Gulffront, forward of the state coastal
construction control line and without local or state
permits, is beyond criminal. To claim they received
verbal approval is an insult to any intelligent being.
They never defined the extent of their plan and clearly
they never identified its location.
If they had been forthright and honest in their
inquiry to city hall, and provided the facts of their
desired plans, they would have instantly known that
their project would require extensive permitting
and design at both the city and state level, with pos-
sible variances, and with no assurances it would be
They obviously decided to build it on the sly. I
am pleased to see the city taking a firm position on
this violation and only wish the process would be
The owners' media drive to gain sympathy and
most recently a petition drive to change a city ordi-
nance is incredulous.
Why can't these people admit their mistake,
A beachfront view of the tree house at Angelinos
Sea Lodge, 2818 Ave. E., Holmes Beach.
accept what's right and proper and take the damn thing
Dave Moynihan, Holmes Beach
For all you do
Words cannot begin to express my sincere grat-
itude to Susan Thomas of Giving Back in Holmes
Through sales at her store, Thomas has given
generously to the Manatee County Cultural Alliance/
Arts Council. She has specifically donated money to
the ROOTS summer program.
The ROOTS program serves children 6 to 12
years of age in Manatee County. They come together
from a variety of cultural backgrounds to participate
in music, dance, fine arts, theater and a variety of other
This is the third year Thomas has donated to the
ROOTS program. With her generosity, we are able to
expand the program and bring the arts to more chil-
We applaud Thomas and Giving Back for all she
has done and continues to do to support and improve
ROOTS program director Scott Blum, Bradenton
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Island Middle School director Jeanne Shell
announced she would not return for the fall term at
the charter school at Island Baptist Church in Holmes
Beach. Shell's decision came after the school's direc-
tors rescinded her authority to make staffing decisions,
including retention or dismissal. The board voted to
retain all current staff for the 2003-04 school year.
Construction of a replacement for the Key Royale
Bridge was delayed a year by the Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization. The replacement
bridge was in the MPO's 2004-05 budget, but was
moved up a year because other projects had a higher
priority. The engineer-design phase was to take place in
2004-05, with construction of the $1.1 million project
planned for 2005-06.
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board
of directors unanimously rejected a $600,000 offer from
the Southwest Florida Water Management District to
purchase the FISH Preserve in Cortez. Swiftmud offered
not to sell the property, but FISH board members were
wary. Thomas "Blue" Fulford, said he "wanted the
property to stay under FISH ownership forever."
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Anna Maria businesses face sign crackdown
By Rick Catlin
Faced with a growing number of complaints about the
proliferation of illegal signs, Anna Maria code enforce-
ment officers are advising violators to comply with city
codes or face a citation.
Building official and code enforcement officer Bob
Welch found sign violations on nearly every street during
a recent survey, according to a letter June 4 from Welch
to 40 businesses, including real estate companies, whose
signs appear to violate the code.
The letter advised businesses to check city codes
for compliance and, if not by July 30, the city will issue
$100 citations for "each sign that is in violation," Welch
Signs in the rights of way were the bix. I problem,
he said. The May 28 sweep found other offenses, such as
swinging signs and multiple signs posted on a property.
Illegal signs remaining after July 30 will be removed,
and a $20 fee will be collected when the sign is claimed
at city hall.
If the code enforcement case escalates to a hearing
before the city's special magistrate, the violator's fines
escalate to $250 for the first day and $500 for each day
the violations exists plus costs for prosecution.
In his letter, Welch cited the specific codes that many
signs violate, including signs attached to a fence or a sign
that "assumes any motion constituting a non-stationary
A sweep by code enforcement found signs on Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria and on nearly every other street
that either exceed the size allowed, encroach on rights
of way or swing from a post in violation of city code.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
or non-fixed condition."
Additionally, the maximum allowed size of a sign is
4 square feet for a single surface. Fixed attachments or
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one photo will be a grand prize winner of $100 cash prize
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The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
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information boxes are allowed, but are calculated as part
of the overall size, Welch said.
Signs also must be "free-standing and either securely
anchored into the ground with a metal frame" or securely
attached to a maximum of two 4-by-4-inch posts, painted
white, with the top of the supporting arm painted white.
"Signs shall not exceed a maximum of 5 feet from
the ground," and colors cannot be "day-glow or neon
Signs must be anchored to prevent lateral move-
ment and no sign shall be "suspended by chains or other
devices that will allow the sign to swing due to wind
Welch said the city and its residents take "great pride
in keeping our city attractive and visibly appealing." To
do this, businesses and residents need to comply with
applicable codes, he said.
"Please, help to keep our beautiful city looking pris-
tine," Welch concluded in his letter.
The signage issue has been discussed on many occa-
sions by city commissioners. The sign ordinance was
rewritten several years ago to encourage compliance and
The commission now has asked Welch to update the
language for the ordinance for residential areas.
Welch said anyone who wants more information
should inquire at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive or call 941-
THE ISLANDER U JUNE 19, 2013 E 9
Cell tower company reps meet with Anna Maria committee
By Rick Catlin
Efforts to have a cell tower built in Anna Maria took
a step forward June 12, when the city cell tower review
committee met with representatives of three companies
bidding on the project.
The committee was formed several months ago
after Commissioner Gene Aubry called for revising the
cell tower ordinance, saying good cellphone service is a
safety issue, as many cellphone users no longer have land
lines and find it difficult to get a cell signal, particularly
in the northern part of the city.
Consultant Rusty Monroe was retained to assist the city
in revising the ordinance and the result was an amended
ordinance, a request for proposals and three bids.
The committee, chaired by building official Bob
Welch with members Tom Aposporos, Jon Crane and
former Mayor Mike Selby, reviewed the presentations
from Vertex Development, Florida Towers Partners LLC
and F&L Towers LLC.
The committee members asked questions pertaining
to the length of the lease, revenue for the city and what
could be negotiated in the proposals.
Committee members graded applicants in a number
of areas and will again meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday,
June 19, to hone their recommendations, which will be
submitted to the city commission for a final decision on
a cell tower contract.
Each company presented an initial offering at the
June 10 meeting, but also said they are open to negotia-
Vertex offered a lump-sum payment to the city of
$300,000 on an initial five-year lease with an option to
extend the lease to 25 years. Vertex said it planned for a
maximum of six carriers on its tower, and the lease could
be renegotiated if four or more carriers added equipment
to the tower. The renegotiated lease could give the city
additional revenue as more carriers are added.
F&L Towers LLC, headed by Anna Maria property
owner and attorney Stacey Frank, offered the city a lump
sum of $400,000 on an initial 10-year lease, then subject
to a 50-year extension. Frank said she was open to nego-
tiating the lease and revenue stream as more carriers were
added to the tower.
She said a fourth or fifth carrier would trigger rene-
gotiations to give the city additional revenue. She also
said any portion of her proposal was negotiable.
Florida Towers Partners offered a $400,000 payment,
or $350,000 plus revenue sharing.
Each company proposed the design of the tower as
a functioning flagpole to fly the U.S. flag on top.
The first carrier's equipment would start at 90 feet
on the flagpole and another carrier's equipment placed
every 10 feet to a maximum of six carriers on a 150-foot
Carrier t..lhn,'loy no longer requires hanging
antenna such as on the Holmes Beach tower, but rather
is wrapped around the flagpole and blends with the struc-
Anna Maria's cell tower review committee meets June
10 to examine bids from three companies. The commit-
tee includes former Mayor Mike Selby, left, Jon Crane,
Tom Aposporos and committee chair Bob Welch, the
city building official. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Any cell tower requires structure at the bottom of the
pole for mechanical equipment to operate the tower. F&L
Towers and Florida Towers proposed a 30-by-90-foot
area 6 feet tall and a protective wall or fence enclosure.
Kevin Burile of Florida Towers Partners said the
revenue stream from the carriers could be sold by the cell
tower owner to a third party under certain conditions.
Before a carrier applies to have equipment on a tower,
the tower must be operating effectively, Burile said.
But the industry is changing with some carriers merg-
ing with others, she said.
Frank said a merger between two large cellphone
carriers might reduce the number of carriers on the tower.
She also said the DAS system, which uses small transmit-
ter boxes to send signals, may become more popular.
Presently, DAS is a line-of-sight system that may not
work well in Anna Maria because of its many tree-lined
streets, a study of DAS several years ago suggested.
Burile agreed the industry is changing rapidly. "It's
hard to predict the future, or where we might be in 10-20
years," he said.
Committee members will meet again at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19, and present their grades and ratings.
Welch said he hopes to present the committee's findings
to the city commission for consideration June 27.
HB commissioner suggests seeking county funding
By Mark Young
Commission chair and Manatee County Tourist
Development Council member Jean Peelen said at the
June 13 city work session that she hears complaints from
people regarding TDC advertising the island market to
other states and internationally, while no funds come back
to support the island's infrastructure.
"TDC is not giving us money for infrastructure, but
they have a very limited statute where they can only
help with specific things that are tourist-related," said
She said the best way for the island to get infrastruc-
ture dollars is to target the TDC's source of funding.
"I know this isn't going to make me popular with the
TDC, and I know the TDC is working under restrictions,"
she said. "But guess where they get their money? They
get it from the county commission, and I think we are
missing our target."
Peelen said the TDC "does a tremendous job. But
if we are getting saturated with traffic and tourists, our
quality of life is going down and our infrastructure needs
Peelen is ',I'. liIn, that Holmes Beach approach
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the county commissioners to ask for 25 percent of TDC
funding to address island infrastructure needs.
Monti said he is on a fact-finding mission to deter-
mine the details of TDC expenditures, but said TDC has
not been forthcoming in presenting him with a detailed
He is attempting to organize a coalition of island
mayors, including Longboat Key, to address TDC fund-
ing for the island.
Peelen said it goes back to the county commission.
"The TDC is a recommending board to the county
commission," she said.
Undeterred, Monti said 50 percent of TDC's $8 mil-
lion budget is raised by island cities and "I can't even get
a copy of their budget. I've gone all the way to Commis-
sioner John Chappie to try and get it."
Peelen reiterated that targeting the TDC directly for
funding has not worked in the past and will not work
"The TDC is the best working, most efficient group
around," she said. "They've done their job really well.
What I'm looking for now is a whole different line of
thinking and that isn't the TDC, it's the county commis-
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By Rick Catlin
Her nickname gives people a laugh, but Perico Island
resident CoAnne Johnson really is a hooker, she said with
She takes good advantage of the tranquillity at the
Island Library, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to
knit what she calls "wall hookers," which are decorative
objects that can be hung or hooked on walls, or used as
"Knitting and making hookers is my hobby," she said.
"I can get a lot of work done here in the library."
Johnson grew up in Illinois and figures she's been
knitting since she was a little girl.
"I've always loved knitting and making objects. Now
that I'm the library hooker, I usually get a few laughs, but
most people are just interested in what I'm doing."
She estimates she's made several hundred hooker
items over the years. Her current project has taken her
about 300 hours to make a 3-by-5 wall hooker.
Johnson doesn't make her hookers for money. She
gives them to friends and relatives as gifts. Or they end
up being decorations in her home.
Some of her knits are patterns based upon a real
scene, while others are what she dreams up to look good.
She likes to mix her earth tones with white or cream-
colored tassels. She also uses beads and recycled items
"I get a lot done at the library because there's no one
here saying 'honey, do this,' or 'honey, what do we have
to eat?' It's much more relaxing to be a hooker in this
library," she joked.
She also asked that people don't take her joke seri-
Wednesday, June 19
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Thursday, June 20
10 a.m. Indian dance drama, "Mahabharata" Sea of Milk,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
10:15 a.m. Friends of the Island Library book club meets to
discuss mystery books, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6:30 p.m. "Overcoming Exhaustion and Creating Energy"
forum with Alec Grae, Vitamin Seas Health Foods, 3228 E. Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5015.
8:29 p.m. Official sunset time.
Friday, June 21
8 a.m.-noon Feed Your Brain Book Sale, Annie Silver Com-
munity Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-
5:30-7:30 p.m. Reinvent Your Art opening reception, Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. 941-
8:29 p.m. Official sunset time.
Saturday, June 22
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
8 a.m.-noon Feed Your Brain Book Sale, Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Info: 941-962-8835.
8:29 p.m. Official sunset time.
Sunday, June 23
8:30 p.m. Official sunset time.
Monday, June 24
8:30 p.m. Official sunset time.
Tuesday, June 25
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
8:30 p.m. Official sunset time.
Wednesday, June 26
8:30 p.m. Official sunset time.
CoAnne Johnson finds the Island Library a quiet place
to knit her "hooker" tapestries that hook onto walls for
display. She's dubbed herself the "library hooker" for
her skills. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
"The items I make are called wall hookers, so I guess
that makes me a hooker."
Friday, June 21
1-8 p.m. Onshore Offshore Boat Show, Bradenton Area
Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee applies. Informa-
6 p.m. Outer space flick, "District 9," South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-
Saturday, June 22
10 a.m. -7 p.m. Onshore Offshore Boat Show, Bradenton
Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee applies.
Sunday, June 23
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Onshore Offshore Boat Show, Bradenton
Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee applies.
Saturday, through July, 5-9 p.m. Bridge Street Merchants
night markets, 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:
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.
Thursday, except July and August, 5-10 p.m. Main Street
Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.
Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from
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Palmetto hosts boat show
The Onshore Offshore Boat Show will dock June
21-23 at the newly renovated BradentonArea Convention
Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Attendees will find new boats and accessories, fish-
ing gear, and more.
Expert speakers will be appearing on two stages
throughout the weekend, discussing boating, fishing and
Also, the show organizers will welcome four teams
from the Super Boat International circuit to promote the
Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix scheduled for July 7 and
help raise money for Suncoast Charities for Children.
Admission will be $5 for adults. Show hours will be
1-8 p.m. Friday, June 21; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, June
22, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 23.
For more, call 727-421-7722.
Annie Silver site of
senior book sale
The Feed Your Brain Book Sale June 21-22 at the
Annie Silver Community Center will benefit the Senior
The center is at 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
The sale will take place 8 a.m.-noon.
Shoppers will find free coffee, assorted snacks and
socializing, as well as bestsellers, cookbooks, mysteries
and other reading materials.
Book donations may be left at the center in advance
of the sale.
For more information about the sale or SeniorAdven-
tures, call coordinator Pat Gentry at 941-962-8835.
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
breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-
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 Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meets, Fisherman's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W, Cortez. Informa-
Third Mondays, September-June, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Flotilla 81 meets, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T Bray
Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.
Kiwanis to meet at beach cafe
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. The club will hear from Don Hermey of
the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center about
being prepared in hurricane season.
For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at
vacation Bible school
CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, will offer vacation Bible camp for children June
The hours of the Armor of God Bible Boot Camp
will be 9 a.m.-noon.
The camp is open to children as young as age 4 and
up to fifth-grade.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-
Vitamin store hosts
Vitamin Seas Health Foods, 3228 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host health coach Alec Grae
talking about "Overcoming Exhaustion and Creat-
ing Energy" at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20.
Grae, in an announcement, invited people to
"come and learn the keys to building and storing
ample energy through what you eat, what you drink,
and how you rest."
To reserve a seat at the space-limited event, call
the store at 941-778-5015.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
July 3, fireworks display on the Gulf, presented by the Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
July 4, the Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day
Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park, and Scholarships
Awards Party at Manatee Public Beach.
July 4, fireworks display on the Gulf, presented by the Sand-
bar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
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Sept. 2 is Labor Day.
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time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact
via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednes-
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Young grads sing 'we're ready'
The 2013 graduating class of preschoolers at School For Constructive Play, 302 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sing
together during an outdoor ceremony in the school playground. Graduation was delayed a week by Tropical
Storm Andrea, but the kids were excited, no matter the day. They sang "So we're ready ready to leave pre-
school," before taking one last slide on the jungle gym to receive a certificate from their teachers and head on to
kindergarten. Islander Photo: Jo Ann Meilner
AME field day salutes coach
Anna Maria Elementary School students
spend one of their final days in the 2012-
13 school year playing games on the
school field and say good-bye to coach
Eric Boso, center, who won't be return-
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made by the school board. Photo:
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Most everyone knows it's sea turtle nesting
season on area beaches, but Mote Marine Labora-
tory is asking one simple question: "How much do
you know about our flippered friends?"
Mote wants to answer that question by invit-
ing the public to participate in its free educational
strolls offered in collaboration with Hilton Long-
boat Key Beachfront Resort.
Learn the tale behind the turtle tracks and
scout local beaches for nesting activity, while also
learning about local wildlife and natural habitats.
The Mote Marine Laboratory Turtle Walks
begin at 6:45 a.m. Saturday through July. No res-
ervations are needed.
Mote scientists and volunteers will teach sea
turtle terminology such as "false crawls." Tour
guides will explain how false crawls and nests are
documented and interpreted.
For more information on how to participate,
go online to www.mote.org/2013nesting. Walks
are about 1.5 miles along the shore of Longboat
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch also offers
talks and walks, but reservations are required
because they found groups grew to too many par-
AMITW's turtle walks are held on Wednesday
mornings throughout the summer. To reserve a spot
and get information on when and where to meet,
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Central library welcomes
John Beale of the Florida Maritime Museum
in Cortez will deliver a talk at the Manatee County
Central Library at 3 p.m. Friday, July 12.
Beale will talk about the history of local boat
building, marine archaeology and shipwrecks in
a lecture planned as part of the statewide Viva
Florida 500 initiative.
The library is at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W.,
For more information, call the library at 941-
Volunteer cleanup crew
preparing for July 5
An all-volunteer crew is preparing for a post-holiday
beach cleanup Friday, July 5.
Diane and John Havelka are coordinating the effort
for the North End Merchants Organization and inviting
volunteers to gather at 7 p.m. at Ginny's and Jane E's at
the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Organizers are accepting donations of trash bags for
For more information, call Diane Havelka at Beach
Bums at 941-778-3316.
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Mote Marine Laboratory on City Island in Sarasota is
encouraging boaters in the Manatee-Sarasota area waters
to follow safety guidelines and use vigilance to protect
sea turtles, manatees and dolphins.
Mote's scientists also are asking boaters to keep an
eye out for whale sharks.
This year, Mote has recovered several sea turtles
suspected to have been struck by boats, and the females
are now nesting on local beaches.
Dolphins, meanwhile, give birth during late spring
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dolphins were struck by boats in Sarasota waters, and one
young calf died as a result.
Manatees are also on the move this time of year,
returning to bay waters for foraging and mating.
Some tips from Mote for folks on the water and
If you see an entangled, stranded or dead dolphin in
local, whale or sea turtle, call Mote's 24-hour Stranding
Investigations Program at 941-988-0212.
If you see an entangled, stranded or dead manatee,
dolphin whale or sea turtle, call the FWC Wildlife Alert
hotline at 888-404-FWCC.
Wearing polarized sunglasses can help boaters see
marine life in their path.
Boaters and beachgoers should never feed or offer
fresh water to marine wildlife.
Beachgoers should stay away from sea turtle nests
marked with yellow stakes and tape and marked seabird
Dogs are not allowed on Anna Maria Island
Be sure to stow trash and line when underway and
to properly dispose of trash when leaving the beach.
Marine debris that accidentally blows overboard can
be lethal if it is ingested by or entangles marine life.
If you observe a manatee herd, watch the manatees
from at least 100 feet away. Coming any closer might
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into harm's way. Adult manatees typically weigh upward
of 1,000 pounds and people could be seriously injured.
For more, go online to www.mote.org.
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Sea turtle nesting season heats up in advance of summer
By Mark Young
The Gulf of Mexico waters continue to hover in the
80-degree-plus range as summer-like temperatures set
onto the island this past week.
The rising water temperature appears to be setting
sea turtle nesting season into a higher gear, according to
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitor-
ing volunteer Jeanne Deam.
She walks Section 3 66th Street in Holmes Beach
to Pine Avenue in Anna Maria twice a week. Early
on the morning of June 11, Deam came across one nest
and two false crawls, a number she said she hadn't seen
thus far this season for a single day's count.
"Last year was the most activity I've ever seen in
one day, and there were five nests or false crawls," she
said. "But last year was a record year."
Deam, a six-year veteran AMITW walker, said she
became involved as a volunteer, "because I liked the
idea of it. I love nature and love to be on the beach, so
I can't think of a better way to combine the two."
Like many AMITW veterans, last year's record
numbers came as a surprise to Deam, and while she
will stop anyone short of calling her an "expert," she has
picked up enough knowledge over the years to provide
an educated opinion.
She's also developed a sharp eye for distinguishing
a nest from an abandoned attempt.
The confirmed nest somewhere around 78th
Street in Holmes Beach might have appeared to be
a false crawl to the average person.
Nesting turtles tend to be fairly tidy when it comes
to laying their eggs, but this particular nest was indented
with a large spray area of sand where the mother used
her flippers to dig out the nesting pit.
Deam not only recognized it as a nest, but recog-
nized this sea turtle's trademark nesting habits. She
called her section coordinator to say, "Our messy girl
She's been lucky enough to see both ends of the
nesting spectrum in six years of walking.
"Last summer, I found a crawl leading up to the
dunes, but it looked like a one-way crawl," she said.
"Sometimes they will crawl back in the same tracks, so
I followed the crawl up to the dunes and walked right
up on momma turtle laying her eggs."
It's a rare sight, even for veteran volunteers, and
she also has been on site when a nest hatched.
"Sometimes you can see clues when a nest is about
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to hatch," she said. "There is a little depression at the
nest site from the hatchlings moving around underneath,
but even if you see that, seeing the hatchlings make their
break for the water is still only by chance."
Hatchlings will not break from the nest until all of
the healthy turtles have broken free from their eggs.
They will wait until they are all ready and make their
break all at once.
Deam said even if you spot the clues that a nest is
about to hatch, "You could spend two or three nights
trying to see it hatch, so you still have to be lucky."
Deam said the two bi-.'. challenges for AMITW
are Mother Nature and humans.
"It was heartbreaking to see how many nests we
lost last year during Tropical Storm Debby," she said.
\lotIhi r Nature is going to have her way and as much
as you want to help every turtle, you have to trust that
Mother Nature is going to take care of her own. That
can be hard to do when your only goal for being here is
Education about how everyone has a responsibil-
ity in creating a healthy nesting environment for the
island's sea turtle moms has been a focus for AMITW
in recent years.
For the most part, that education has been paying off
by people doing their part to remove beach equipment at
night, clean up their garbage and filling in holes where
various sandcastles are built.
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But in Deam's Section 3 June 11, it was apparent
that more work was needed. There were no less than 15
sandcastles left behind, large holes that were not filled
in and garbage littered the beach.
"I doubt these things are done by people who live
here and those people who come to the island a lot," said
Deam. "I'm sure this is done by people who come here
for a short time. It's those people that simply don't get
the harm they are doing."
A piece of beach equipment or a large hole can stop
a nesting female sea turtle literally in her tracks. She
will view it as an impassable obstacle and return to the
water without nesting.
Fortunately, Deam said the majority of people do
understand and are beginning to do their part. Humans
have a choice to be part of the problem or part of the
solution, she said. If someone leaves behind their trash
or doesn't fill in a hole their children dug, they are part
of the problem.
But that's part of the reason why Deam and other
AMITW volunteers and concerned citizens take part in
being part in arriving at solutions.
And as the sun rose over Tampa Bay to lighten the
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began picking up trash, Deam said, "There is something
special about being out here when the beach begins to
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FISH organizes boatworks facility in Cortez
By Mark Young
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board member
Jim Kelly said improvements to the nonprofit organiza-
tion's boatworks facility are moving along under manager
Stewart gave up his board membership to take the
position and began immediately instituting new poli-
Kelly said since April 1 there have been six new
volunteers, which has helped expedite renovations that
include the interior floor, painting, repairing broken tiles
and installation of a new gate.
In a continued effort to clean up, Kelly identified
several items for the FISH board to decide what to do
with to help the property's appearance.
Kelly said several items described as "historical
machinery" are on the property and asked for the board's
authority to have the items researched for value, sell them
for scrap or cover them with a tarp.
Kelly said leaving the equipment in place was not
the preferred choice. He said the equipment was used for
years in boat shops across the county.
Board member Turner Matthews suggested the
equipment be donated to the Manatee County Historical
Boat Park. FISH member Allen Garner said the equip-
ment is too valuable to sell for scrap and that the boat
park already has similar working equipment.
"Tarping it is a better choice for a few years until we
have funding for our own historical shop," he said.
Stewart was asked if there was room on the property
to consolidate all the equipment into one area, and he
Kelly identified several items he considered trash and
wanted permission to remove them. He said old floats,
nets, motors, plastic items, three masts, windows and
chain-link fencing were scattered across the property.
Members discouraged flhlu> ing away most of the
In other matters, Kelly said Stewart was having dif-
ficulty moving boats inside the facility and proposed
building a platform on the east side of the building.
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"It would not be attached to the building, so it does
not need a permit," he said. 'The forklift can get the boats
onto the platform and then we can roll them inside."
Board treasurer Jane von Hahmann moved to approve
the construction at a cost up to $1,200 and the motion
Stewart's responsibilities include upkeep on all
FISH-owned boats, and he is developing a maintenance
schedule. He said the platform will facilitate the pro-
He said the plan will be to bring in one boat a month
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Island police blotter
June 3, 500 block of Seagull Way, burglary. Some-
one gained entry into a house through an unlocked door
and stole two TVs valued at $2,500.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
June 10, 1300 block of Gulf Drive North, battery.
A 25-year-old Bradenton woman was arrested for mis-
demeanor battery. Police responded to a domestic vio-
lence call and made contact with a woman who said her
daughter hit her twice in the face, causing her glasses to
break. The victim was uncooperative with the investiga-
tion, according to the report.
June 8, 500 block of Gulf Drive North, vehicle
burglary. A complainant reported someone entered
her unlocked vehicle and stole several items valued at
June 13, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, grand
theft. A woman reported she walked away from her
belongings, including an iPhone, on her blanket on the
beach to view the sunset. When she returned, the phone
June 10, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Resort,
criminal mischief. Witnesses reported a man on a bicycle
caused $300 in damages to the PVC fence that borders
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. Witnesses said the
man was upset the gate was locked and forced it open,
but also pulled the gate in the wrong direction.
June 9, 2400 block Avenue B, theft. A woman
reported someone stole her $120 bicycle. According to
the report, the bike was locked to another bike, but the
suspect was able to free the stolen bike without cutting
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
June 2, 100 White Ave., beach access, beverage
law. Police responded to a report of a man drinking at the
beach access where an officer observed what appeared
to be an underage male drinking a beer, then throwing
the empty bottle into nearby sea oats. The officer made
contact with the 18-year-old man and made him retrieve
the empty beer bottle. He then asked the suspect if he had
any more alcohol, at which time the man led the officer to
a nearby cooler. After emptying the contents of the cooler,
the man was issued a notice to appear for possession of
alcohol by a person under the age of 21.
June 4, 500 block of 67th Street, vehicle burglary.
A complainant reported someone gained entry into both
of her vehicles sometime during the night. She reported
an undetermined amount of loose change missing.
June 5, 600 block of Ivanhoe Lane, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported someone knocked over a con-
crete planter causing damage to her mailbox. Upon inves-
tigating the area, the officer learned that a neighbor had
also been vandalized. The officer contacted the second
victim, who reported a landscape light valued at $436
had been damaged.
June 7, 3600 block of Gulf Drive, aggravated bat-
tery. Police responded to a call of a man lying in the
roadway. The officer made contact with the man, who
was bleeding from his forehead and complaining of
pain in his right ankle. A witness approached police and
reported that he observed the man and he appeared to be
intoxicated. A man driving by stopped and had words
with the victim, according to the witness, who said the
driver exited his vehicle, punched the victim in the face
and fled the area.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 19, 2013 U 19
Local couple killed in
Panhandle vehicle crash
Moose Lodge members are among the many sad-
dened by the deaths of a Tidy Island couple who were
killed June 13 in a six-vehicle crash in the small town
of Mary Esther near Fort Walton Beach in the Florida
Kurt Graetzer, 66, and Pamela Graetzer, 63, died
after their Honda Element was rammed from the rear
while waiting in traffic on U.S. Highway 98 near the
entrance to Eglin Air Force Base.
Moose Lodge 2188 administrator Ernie Casali Jr.
sent lodge members an e-mail about the loss.
Casali wrote: "It is with very deep sorrow, that I
have to announce that our last year's senior regent Pam
Graetzer and her husband Kurt, who also was a member
of the Loyal Order of the Moose, were both killed in an
accident in the Panhandle of Florida yesterday.
"God Bless them both. Our thoughts and prayers are
with them and their family."
Kurt Graetzer was head of the National Fluid Milk
Processor Education Program and directed the "Got
Milk" celebrity campaign.
Kurt Graetzer gave the gift of life three years ago
as a liver donor for his brother, Anthony Graetzer, of
Pam Graetzer operated Graetzer Communications,
a public relations agency, for many years before taking
up a career in real estate. She was an agent with Keller
Williams of Bradenton.
They both were board members of Children's Acad-
emy of Southwest Florida, and Pam Graetzer had orga-
nized the Island Run academy benefit in May in Anna
Maria. Both were board members for United Way, and
Kurt Graetzer was involved with the guardian ad litem pro-
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gram, advocating for children involved in court cases.
The couple is survived by Kurt's brothers, Peter of
Ridgewood, N.J.; Eric of Richmond, Va; and Anthony;
and Pam's son Jesse Pennant of Ringwood, N.J.
Floyd E. Harnage Sr.
Floyd E. Harnage Sr., 92, Bradenton, died June 9.
He was born in Valdosta, Ga., and moved to Bradenton
in 1994 from Port Charlotte.
Mr. Harnage was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps,
a volunteer at Freedom Village, former president of the
resident council of Freedom Village and a member of the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
A committal service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday,
June 21, at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road
72, Sarasota. Memorial donations may be made to the
Freedom Village Scholarship Fund, 6501 17th Ave. W.,
Bradenton FL 34209.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd
Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences
may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mr. Harnage is survived by his son, Floyd E. Jr., and
wife Kathy of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter Linda E. and
husband Francis Myers of Lake Alfred, Fla.; sister Jenett
Albritton of Wauchula, Fla.; five grandchildren; and eight
Steven Daniel Kaluza
Steven Daniel Kaluza, 58, of Anna Maria Island, died
June 10. He was born May 5, 1955, in Superior, Wis.
He was a local building contractor with Paradise
Improvements since 2000. He was
an eclectic artist and candle sculptor.
He was a loving husband, father and
A celebration of life was held June
15, at Shannon Funeral Home, West-
Kaluza view Chapel, Bradenton. Memorial
donations may be made to Habitat for
Humanity at Manateehabitat.org. Condolences for the
family may be made online at www.shannonfuneral-
He is survived by wife Frannie "Fancy Pants"; step-
children Luke Andrews of Bradenton and Lane Andrews
of Santa Monica, Calif.; father Dan of Superior, Wis.;
sister Sondra and husband Dan Hirssig of Bradenton;
brother Mike and wife Julie of Superior, Wis.; nieces
Amber, Alicia, Jennifer and Ashley; nephew Richard;
great-niece Larissa; and extended family members.
Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
205 36th St., Units 103 & 204, Casa Sierra,
Holmes Beach, two 989 sfla / 1,107 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1974 were sold 05/22/13, Tapestry LLC
to Posiden Adventures II LLC for $1,050,000.
111 and 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, two
50x100 vacant lots were sold 05/29/13, Conch and
Shell Holdings Inc. to Bridge Street Bazaar Inc. for
526 Kumquat Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,480 sfla
3,817 sfur 3bed/22bath canalfront home built in
2000 on a 82x121 lot was sold 05/29/13, Jones to 526
Kumquat LLC for $669,000.
213 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,494 sfla / 2,178
sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1959 on a 89x102
lot was sold 05/24/13, Honeywood LLC to RPE LLC
for $600,000; list $629,000.
790 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,787 sfla
2,419 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1930 on a 74x100
lot was sold 05/22/13, Richardson to Minnebo for
$589,000; list $589,000.
115 36th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,382 sfla / 2,792
sfur 41.d 31.il home built in 1955 on a 85x100 lot
was sold 05/24/13, Murphy to Fowler for $590,000;
881 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a vacant
50x150 Gulffront lot was sold 05/30/13, Sullivan to
Gulf View Retreat LLC for $550,000.
5608 Gulf Drive, Unit 208, Sun Plaza West,
Holmes Beach, a 1,092 sfla / 1,236 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo with shared pool built in 1981 was sold
05/28/13, Chan to Mackillican for $361,000; list
5803 Imperiore Ave., Holmes Beach, a 996 sfla
1,276 sfur 2bed/lbath home built in 1969 on a
50x101 lot was sold 05/22/13, Johnson to Schaffer
for $326,000; list $340,000.
3701 East Bay Drive, Unit 2B, Sunbow Bay,
Holmes Beach, a 1,320 sfla /1,949 sfur 2bed/2bath/1 car
condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold
05/29/13, Fannie Mae to Bleckinger for $255,000;
2312 Avenue C, Unit 4, Lay Z Liv N, Bradenton
Beach, a 651 sfla 2bed/lbath condo with shared pool
built in 1979 was sold 06/03/13, Hoyle to Derhake
for $150,000; list $169,900.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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Gator Man wins basketball title, soccer heads to cup
By Kevin Cassidy
Gator Man Pools won its third straight basketball title
in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult coed
league June 14 by defeating second-seeded Bowes Imag-
ing 60-54 behind the hot shooting of Aaron Dudukes.
Dudukes nailed five 3-pointers on his way to a game-
high 23 points to go along with six rebounds and three
assists. Matt Dwyer added 13 points, while Cody Sullivan
finished with 6 points and three rebounds in the victory.
Jason Mickan scored 15 points and grabbed five
rebounds and Matt Ray added 13 points and six rebounds
to lead Bowes Imaging, which also received 5 points
from Brandon Kern in the loss.
Adult soccer playoffs kick off
And then there were two teams that is. The cen-
ter's adult coed soccer league playoffs were whittled to
Wash Family Construction and Island Pest Control after
playoff games June 13 and June 14 on the center field.
The action began with Island Pest Control's work-
man-like 3-0 victory over Pink & Navy Boutique. Lind-
sey Weaver and Greg Ross each had a goal and an assist
to lead Island Pest Control. Max Gazzo added a single
goal and Frank Agnelli made 10 saves in goal.
Goalies Mark Rudacille made 8 saves, while brother
Scott Rudacille finished with 5 saves in the loss.
Slim's Place and Sato Real Estate battled to a 3-3 tie
in regulation before deciding the outcome in a penalty-
kick shootout won 4-2 by Sato Real Estate. Josh Sato,
Paul Heyward, Lexi Braxton and Josh Petit all made their
penalty kicks, while only Nick LeDuc and Austin Wash
were able to convert for Wash Construction.
Braxton scored two goals and Robert McLaughlin
added a goal and an assist to lead the way for Sato. Goalie
Jason Sato finished with 15 saves in the victory.
LeDuc scored twice and Omar Polar added one goal
in regulation play to lead Slim's, which received 12 saves
from goalie Ryan Moss and 11 saves from goalie Josh
Rio in the loss.
1st USA Plumbing and Wash Family Construction
also went to penalty kicks to determine a winner after
battling to a 2-2 tie in regulation time. Aaron Parkin had
a goal and an assist and BJ Grant scored once to lead
Wash Family Construction, which also received seven
saves from goalie Mark Pennell.
Danny Anderson fires a shot on goal for his Island Pest
Control team during soccer action at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin
Matt Kretzman and Brian Piha scored a goal each and
Pedro Gonzalez made 11 saves in goal to lead 1st USA.
In the shootout, Parkin, Grant and Wash made their
kicks for Wash Family Construction, while only Rico
Beissert and Tony Frudakis were able to convert for 1st
USA in the loss.
The last game of the evening saw Discount Signs &
Wraps edge Beach to Bay Construction 1-0 on a goal by
Semifinal action on June 14 saw Wash Family Con-
struction defeat Sato Real Estate in the first game to
advance to the finals, while Island Pest Control outlasted
Discount Signs & Wraps 5-3 in the second game. Danny
Anderson scored two goals to lead Island Pest Control,
which also received goals from Sean Sanders, Lindsey
Weaver and Greg Ross in the victory.
Damir Glavan, Kim Christianson and Jeff Christian-
Lindsey Weaver looks to pass the ball for Island Pest
Control during a soccer match at the AMI Community
Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
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Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale men played a two-best-balls-of-
foursome match on the morning of June 10. The team
of Vince Mercadante, Earl Huntzinger and Chris Collins
combined on a 12-under-par 52 to tie the team of Fred
Meyers, Charlie Knopp and Jim Dunne for first place.
Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole mod-
ified-Stableford system or quota points game. Dennis
Schavey and Art McMillan tied for first place with match-
ing scores of plus-4.
McMillan also was part of the team title, helping
Quentin Talbert, Ray Lammi and Tom Nelson to a plus-4
and first place for the day.
The women got out for a nine-hole individual-low-
net golf match June 11. Tootie Wagner grabbed first place
in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29, one shot better than
second-place finishers Helen Pollock and Kris Landkam-
mer. Sue Hookem and Penny Williams tied for third place
at 1-under-par 31.
Liz Lang fired a 7-under-par 25 to win Flight B by
one stroke over Roxanne Koche. Luanne Collins and
Erma McMullen tied for third at 2-under-par 30.
Kris Landkammer birdied the sixth hole, while Ginny
Upshaw had a chip in on hole two.
Four teams advanced to the knockout round during
June 15 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall
horseshoe pits. Sam Samuels made a triumphant return
from his golf foray to help Jerry Disbrow defeat John
Johnson and John King 22-15 to advance to the finals.
Walker Norm Good won the other semifinal in easy
fashion, defeating Tim Sofran and Bob Heiger 21-2. In a
tight final, Samuels and Disbrow prevailed 23-19 to earn
biur.-,in,-i rights for the day.
Only two teams advanced from pool play during June
12 action. Steve Doyle and Jerry Disbrow edged Tim Sofran
and Ron Pepka 22-18 to win the day's proceedings.
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It's all about the air-water temperature for area anglers
By Capt. Danny Stasny
As water temps heat up, it's also time to beat the
For flats fishers, it's advantageous to try fishing early
morning tides or late evening tides. By now, you can
usually see outside before daybreak around 5:30 a.m.
This twilight time is the perfect opportunity to target flats
species before the water temps climb too high. The same
applies in the evening, from 7 p.m. until dark. A good
moving tide combined with cooler water temps should
equate to fish on the hook.
Tarpon are finally arriving back along our beaches
after a small hiatus for Tropical Storm Andrea. I think
they went offshore at least to deeper water, right?
Sightings are occurring from Longboat to Egmont keys,
although catches are not as frequent as sightings. The fish
being caught are biting on crabs or shiners and are in the
50 to 120 pounds.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing for offshore species
on ledges and hard bottom with good results. Using live
shiners or live pinfish for bait, Girle is reeling up more
keeper-size red grouper, Key West grunts and keeper gags
than you can shake a stick at. On a flat line with large
live shiners, Girle is catching King mackerel up to 15
Moving near shore, Girle is targeting tarpon along
the beaches and passes. For bait, Girle is carrying shin-
ers, threadfins and small crabs. The size of the tarpon on
hookups this past week was 70-180 pounds.
Finally, on the flats, Girle is getting good action
on catch-and-release snook. Live shiners free-lined to
spotted fish are getting the job done. Along with snook,
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Girle is catching spotted seatrout and redfish during early
morning and late evening tides.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing
Spanish mackerel being caught on artificial like silver
spoons, Gotcha plugs or white jigs. Sork suggests fish-
ing early mornings or evenings to get in on the mackerel
bite. While targeting macks, expect to catch jack crevalle,
ladyfish and blue runners.
Pier fishers arriving at dusk are gearing up for an eve-
ning of shark fishing. By using oily baits, such as fresh-
cut mackerel or bonito, pier fishers are tying into blacktip
and sandbar sharks. Average size is 40-140 pounds.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel says fishing is improv-
ing after Tropical Storm Andrea. With water quality back
to normal, the fish are responding to live shrimp or shin-
ers. If you choose to use artificial, try using a small white
jig or Gotcha plug.
Bait fishers at the pier are catching mangrove snap-
per, black drum, flounder and catch-and-release snook.
For the drum, live shrimp are the bait of choice. Cast a
weighted shrimp under the pier for the drum and you
may end up hooking a flounder, too. For the snook and
snapper, live shiners are producing the bite.
Pier fishers using artificial likes jigs and Gotcha
plugs are being rewarded with Spanish mackerel, as well
as jack crevalle and ladyfish. Again, to target macks, fish
either early in the morning or late in the evening.
Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle is fishing
offshore with his grandpa, Bill Grayson, with excellent
results. Keeper red grouper up to 30 inches are being
reeled up on live shiners or live pinfish. "We limited out
in one hour for four people," exclaims Mattay. "There's
a lot of red grouper out there right now."
Along with red grouper, Mattay is catching mangrove
snapper up to 16 inches.
While at the tackle shop, Mattay says most fishers
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rocarbon leader in the 50- to 80-pound class. For baits,
tarpon fishers are buying pass crabs and blue crabs, as
well as frozen shad.
On a final note, Mattay adds that nighttime snook
fishing around piers and passes is heating up. "Use big
baits if you want to catch big fish," says Mattay. Assorted
baits such as shiners, threadfins and even small ladyfish
are producing bites.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is fish-
ing the flats of Sarasota Bay producing a good bite on
spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. Gross is
anchoring early mornings over shallow grass flats during
moving tides. By chumming with live shiners, Gross is
luring fish to the baits as his clients cast to them. For rig-
ging, Gross likes to keep it simple: 3-4 feet of 20-pound
fluorocarbon connected to a No. 1 live bait hook com-
pletes the rig; Simple, but effective.
Gross also likes to take his clients to target tarpon,
in both the passes and along the beaches. For bait, Gross
is using live shiners or crabs, which is resulting in silver
kings estimated to be 80-100 pounds.
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4m ---f By Rick Catlin
Chamber event announced
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its monthly business card exchange 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26, at Banana Cabana, 103 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged
to bring a guest or prospective member. Refreshments
will be available and a number of door prizes will be
provided by a variety of members.
Reservations are requested but not required.
For more information, call 941-778-1541.
welcomes new members
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce wel-
comed the following new members in May and June:
Spice Merchants, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, Bob
Hometown Desserts, 507 B Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
Aluna Wellness, 2219 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach, Tricia Graziano.
Gulf Drive Entertaining the Area, Anna Maria
Island, Bil Bowdish.
NHIA Florida Blue Serving Anna Maria Island,
Coastline Dolphin and Snorkeling, 5505 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, Kasay Gunter.
AMI-REGS. Anna Maria Island Real Estate and
Guest Services, Markus and Marianne Siegler.
By Rick Catlin
Longboat Key town commissioners have realized a
public notification process was incorrect after approv-
ing a site plan for the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant &
Pub to use an adjacent house as a place to hold special
Residents within 500 feet of the Mar Vista were to
be noticed by certified mail from the applicant of the
planning and zoning board's April meeting. At a May
20 commission meeting, a number of residents living
within 500 feet of the restaurant said they were not noti-
Representatives of the Mar Vista said they thought
only interested homeowners had to be informed.
The result is that the Mar Vista must go through
the entire process again, starting with the planning and
zoning board, said building official Steve Shield.
The P&Z board will rehear the site plan at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, June 18, at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay
Isles Road, Shield said.
The problem with starting over is the town commis-
sion doesn't meet until September, Shield said.
"It's too hard to hold commission meetings in
summer because most commissioners aren't here," he
said. The commission will reconvene in September.
Does your business have something to celebrate?
Maybe you have just opened a business. If so, we'd
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W., No. 100, Beth Swift.
The Jordan House at the Mar Vista Dockside Res-
taurant on Longboat Key is the subject of a site-plan
review that Longboat Key approved May 6, but will
now come again before the planning and zoning board
and the commission. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Mar Vista owner Ed Chiles said he wasn't displeased
about repeating the process, just the amount of time it
will take. He said he already had requested a re-hearing
to get the right information to the public.
"There's been a lot of misinformation about this and
we want to clear the air. This site plan is only for special
events of no more than 60 people at the Jordan House,
and no food would be served. It's for cocktail parties
only," he said.
"We're making this a public place for social gather-
ings and keeping an historic Longboat Key house in its
original condition," Chiles added.
He said people have called commissioners concerned
that the Mar Vista would hold large dinner parties in the
house and that's incorrect, Chiles said
Three people attended the commission's original site-
plan hearing to speak against the proposal, but follow-
ing approval, commissioners received numerous emails
objecting to the decision. Eventually, the improper notice
The commission rescinded its approval of the site
plan June 3.
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Bill Palmer shows off a nice gag grouper caught and released while on a charter
fishing trip with Capt Warren Girle.
FWC to reopen snook
harvest Sept. 1
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission reviewed the status of snook populations in Gulf
of Mexico and Atlantic waters at its June 12 meeting in
Lakeland before deciding to allow the recreational har-
vest of Gulf of Mexico snook to reopen this September.
The harvest of snook in state and federal Gulf waters
has been closed since early 2010, when a prolonged cold
snap negatively impacted the population, particularly
The Atlantic recreational harvest of snook will also
open Sept. 1.
In 2012, the FWC extended the temporary closure
through August 2013, in an effort to further protect the
species and give it time to more fully recover.
The FWC Research Institute confirms that once
reopened, the stock should continue to rebuild, thanks
to management efforts, including regular closed seasons
and the slot limit, which protects both juveniles and the
YOUR GULF FRONT LOCATION!
Buyers, you may have your perfect Gulf property
actually for LESS than recent improved sales.
This is the best Gulffront lot because it's
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more productive larger fish.
When the Gulf recreational harvest reopens Sept.
1, all bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions and closed
seasons will be in effect. This includes the one-fish-per-
person, per-day bag limit, the 28- to 33-inch total length
slot limit and the two annual closures in Gulf waters, Dec.
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TWO SINGLE MATTRESSES with matching box
springs, Like new, plastic covers, $100/set. 941 -
920-1789 or 941-447-7863.
PROFORM TREADMILL: $95. Executive desk
chair on rollers, $65. HP printer, $45. All excel-
FOR SALE: PATIO set includes 39-inch round
table, six chairs, $50. 941-685-2847.
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER: Excellent condition, all-
leather, hunter green, $100. 941-761-1415.
ROOM AIR CONDITIONER: Feel/see it run! $44.
ANTIQUE ANNA MARIA commissioners chairs.
All wood, all good shape. Five chairs, $125 each,
or $550. See at The Islander, 5604 Marina Drive,
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to three
items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less.
FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-
9821. (limited time offer)
THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade
and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts,
artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African
handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegift-
WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and XBox, Wii units
with games for Ministry of Presence summer
camp in Haiti. Please, 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 and other quality gear
to give to children at various Privateer events.
Donate at The Islander newspaper, 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.
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.
ESTATE/GARAGE SALE: 10 a.m. Friday, Satur-
day, Sunday, June 21, 22, 23. Vintage furniture,
4-drawer filing cabinet, doors, cabinet, chairs,
dog beds, kitchen table, books, more. 909 37th
St. W., Bradenton. 931-227-7180.
MOVING SALE: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Sat-
urday, June 21-22, 637 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
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.
WELL-MANNERED RESCUE dogs (and kittens!)
are looking for great new homes or fosters.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for
fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in
really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone
who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mer-
cury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery.
Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.
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.
HOUSEKEEPER PART-TIME for Longboat Key
resort. Schedule to include Saturdays. Must be
reliable with a positive attitude and good people
skills. Experienced preferred. Call 941-383-
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-
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 941-778-7978.
DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
Need computer help? Chances R, I can help.
And if I don't have the answer, I know someone
who will. Start to finish hardware, software,
network setup and repair, printer help, continu-
ing support... Give me a call. If it's broke, I can
usually fix it. Cell phones, too.
F-SOtIkSOlutIUIS business network / computer solutions
Socko Pearson, 941-799-1169, email@example.com
ISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE
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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.
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diag-
nosis and repair, internet/wireless networking,
custom system design. 941-224-1069.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941 -
779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island
resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC.
We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry
and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your
list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and
emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free esti-
mates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commer-
cial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn
services, also. 941-565-3935.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-
PROFESSIONAL CLEANER FOR hire: Reliable,
trustworthy and honest with reasonable non-
hourly rate. 813-295-5000 please, leave mes-
AMI COMPUTERS Virus removal, repairs, tuto-
rials, data salvage. On site, at home or office.
www.amicomputer.com or 941-962-6560.
COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup,
system upgrade. Hardware, software and net-
work repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year
Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of
your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more
than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for
an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and instal-
lations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff,
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
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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, Holv,-:, 1'.i 'p' 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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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. 941-932-
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.
More ads = more readers in The Islander.
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-
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-
SEASONAL OR ANNUAL Sarasota bayfront.
2BR/2BA, pool. $2,000 month. Gulf view,
3BR/2BA, $2,000 month. For information, 703-
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 $950mo. Boat
dock, pool, no pets. Realtor, 941-356-1456.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 900 sf, elevated half duplex,
turnkey furnished with utilities. 1BR/1 BA. Great
location for beach life. (1.3 miles to Anna Maria
Island) Will consider shorter term. $1,095/month.
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
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.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach
2BR/1 BA 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-
BEST PRICE PER foot: Key Royale 3BR/3BA
canal, seawall, pool. Call Sharon Hightower,
Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Great water views, great
price, 2BR/2BA, $169,900. Call Sharon Hight-
ower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054.
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about, as a v victory
34 Bette Midler, e.g.
38 Biblical dry
39 Rises up on two
41 Frankfurt's river
42 like some Bratcn
44 Lassie and
48 Circus employees
50 Super Bowl div.
5 I Home of Odysseus
52 Star in the Swan
s u bj.
58 Pan handlers
60 Raw meat dish
63 Not duped by
64 95-Across who made
the covers of Time.
in the same week
67 They may be left by
the side of the road
69 Like marshes
70 Pats on the back.
71 Grade school subj.
72 Now or never: Abbr.
73 Some woods
74 Move like a penguin
75 The Eagles, on a
77 Charlene who
played Lucy on
80 Third base coach's
82 "Ben-Hur," for one
83 "Catch you later"
85 Jazz trumpeter
88 "Regrets,. ___ had a
few" ("My Way"
89 Tit for tat?
93 Bridge feature
94 Set pieces?
95 Time and
description of 64-
98 Bold Ruler, to 64-
99 TI hose, to Jorge
100 Mort who said "My
life needs editing"
101 Most peeved
102 Out of this world?
107 Bull or Celtic
108 Units of force
109 "Marry Little"
110 Actress Thurman
I 11 "Same here"
112 "Like it ..."
113 Prominent part of
Micke y Mouse
114 Hardly a knockout
1 15 Bonn exclamations
I Dumbwaiter part
2 Fit to be tilled
3 Less industrious
5 Name that's Hebrew
6 Key employee?
7 Lowdown joint?
8 Drs. may order them
9 Many a doctor's
10 Expert with locks?
II Yellowfin tuna. on
13 What 64-Across
holds in the three
legs of 46-Down
14 One on the chopping
15 Hybrid musical
instrument with a
20 Smoke detector
sounds when the
battery runs low
23 Was winning
26 Taco sauce brand
32 Puzzle solvers' cries
37 Straightaway for 64-
39 Giants of the sky. in
40 Turns this way and
43 A pastel
44 Embroidery loops
451 talian or Irish
46 What 64-Across won
on June 9, 1973
47 "Day breakers" actor
62 It needs refincment 78 "Supposedly"
65 Commercial prefix
70 Some dictators'
73 Moves like a moth
76 Until now
77 Words from a Latin
80 Certain tcmplegoer
81 Enter stealthily
84 Academic paper?
85 Game in solving
matching cards on
87 Some bridge players
89 ___ acid (food
90 Victory wear for 64-
91 They're worth
95 Flier to Bergen
97 Passport producer
100 Rise rapidly
103 Ending with spamn
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49 Not post-
52 Really wallop
53 Dumbwaiter item
54 On point
56 "No sweat!"
57 Rap stars often have
59 "Jeopard) !" creator
60 Richard of Rambo
61 Teleprompters, for
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