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AsTheWorld Terns The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Island happenings Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed Wildlife warrior. Page 14 AME class of 2013. Page 12VOLUME 21, NO. 31 JUNE 5, 2013 FREE Streetlife PLEASE SEE TOURISM PAGE 3 WINNERS!Check www. islander. org for readers poll results Anna Maria reviewing cell tower bids. Page 2 HB planning and zoning to review parking ordinance. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Guest opinion. Page 8 Mediation on Mainsail dispute this month. Page 9 Community events, announcements, calendar. Page 10 Islander calendar: What to do. Page 10 Scholars, grads, cuts. Pages 12-13 HBPD chief calls for more crosswalks. Page 19 Island police blotter. Page 20 heats up. Pages 24-25 PLEASE SEE MEMORIAL DAY, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE FISHING PAGE 3 HB unplugs music. Page 5 Fishing lesson: Be alert, do no harmBy Bonner Joy The scene plays out too often, according to Jeannie Bystrom, who lives on Bimini Bay across the waterway from a small spoil island that serves as a rookery for a number of species of birds. Too often she sees birds injured by a for themselves. A year ago, Bystrom and some friends managed to post some signs to advise anglers of the danger to birds who become hooked or signs would alert boaters to be on the lookout for birds in the rookery. become entangled in yards and yards of line ping their wings until they die a horrible death by hanging, she said. She had seen too many birds entangled in the mangrove trees to sit idle. With help from some friends, they posted their signs on a waterway post with a marker to aid navigation. The post was conveniently located within a few feet of the spoil island in The signs alert anglers to take caution and to climb a tree if need be to save an entangled bird. marine deputies on orders from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission because the agency requires a sign permit. Bystrom also learned her sign would not be permitted. Bystrom spotted a pelican in distress April 8 through her telescope. It looked perfectly normal, just sitting on a branch. I could see in the scope he had a hook branches, but he was low in the tree. As soon as I paddled up, he took off and fell in the water standing on. He was tangled in line and it also was wrapped in the trees, she said. Bystrom got the hook out, and took the bird applied a wound treatment. away. He took off from my dock and went right back to the rookery, Bystrom said. I love happy endings. line. Another dead bird was found in April and again last week at the small rookery in Bimini Bay near Galati Marines outer docks. Islander Photo: Jeannie BystromIsland resorts report summer looks strongMemorial Day bustlesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Local law enforcement reported one of the busiest Memorial Day weekends in memory, but despite the large crowds converging on island beaches, the long weekend was a safe one. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said Coquina and Cortez beaches were the most crowded he has ever seen, but reported no major incidents. The beaches were packed to capacity, said Speciale said there were no major crime incidents to report. We had a couple of calls on lost kids, which happens during a busy beach weekend, incidents. It was much of the same for Holmes Beach and Manatee Public Beach, according to Holmes Beach crowds such as this one at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will be common this summer, according to island accommodation owners, who are forecasting a banner summer season. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Fresh from a winter season that was by many accounts the best ever, Anna Maria Island accommodation owners and managers are preparing for a strong summer season. last year at this time, said David Teitelbaum, owner of four resorts in Bradenton Beach. About 70 percent of our summer business is repeat, and when the visitor checks out one year, they make a reservation for the following year, he noted. Teitelbaum said the Memorial Day weekend was packed at his four resorts, and there has been no drop-off in June reservations. Usually May is a bit slow, but the Memorial Day holiday weekend was tremendous. In fact, May was one of our best ever, Teitelbaum said. And June reservations are ahead of last year. The summer season begins in earnest July 4, which this year is a Thursday, he said. for that weekend. Most people will take a fourcoming to Anna Maria Island that weekend to Teitelbaum said. After July 4, business picks up dramatically, as August is the traditional month Florida families take a beach vacation, he noted. reservations and there are a lot of advance Teitelbaum predicted. Eric Cairns, owner of Cedar Cove Resort in Holmes Beach, agreed. His business was great over Memorial Day weekend and summer reservations July 4 through August are 12 percent above last year at this time. And last year was our best ever, he said. already taken 12 reservations for either July or August. should make their reservations now for August, rather than wait, Cairns said. For a beachfront accommodation, I tell book now, and many do. In fact, some book two years ahead, just to make sure they have that same room and view. ing in July and August. Reservations, however, are coming fast, he noted. We try to work with anyone who calls in Page 23

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JUNE SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer. job keeping everybody safe. There were no major incidents. There were lots of people on the beach having good family fun. Both Speciale and Tokajer said their departments wrote a lot of parking tickets over the weekend, citing illegal parking as the biggest problem of what appeared to be a record-setting holiday weekend on the island. place there during the weekend. MEMORIAL DAY Anna Maria cell tower bids come under reviewBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter posals to build a cell tower on city property. Welch previously reviewed the submittals, but comcompany owned by Anna Maria property owner and attorney Stacey Frank. Most of the discussion centered around the height of the proposed towers and the payments offered. Ridan sweetened its offer when representative Jim Eatrides, who attended the meeting, said the company details could be worked out in negotiations, he said. Committee members Tom Aposporos, a former city commissioner, and former Mayor Mike Selby were concerned about what company would actually sign the lease with the city. Each company has various entities operat ing that would handle construction and other phases. Selby wanted to ensure that the company submitting the RFP would be the company signing the lease. Another issue was height. Eatrides said the minimum the tower. the novelty wore off, Eatrides said, people hardly noticed the tower. He said that with consolidations, mergers and buyouts of cellular companies, he anticipated no more than four companies would share a tower in Anna Maria. Welch said the city would like the tower at city hall, board court or the horseshoe pits. Members Tom Crane, Aposporos and Selby agreed to email any questions they have on the RFPs to Welch, who will solicit answers. June 10, to discuss their inquiries and to prioritize the three companies for presentations to the city commission at its June 13 meeting. Welch said the committee needs to know from the commission if it wants the committee to negotiate the lease, or if the commission prefers to undertake the negotiations. In any event, city attorney Jim Dye would need to be present for negotiations, Welch said. Although the city established its cell tower ordinance in 2002, no companies applied to construct a tower until earlier this year, after consultant Rusty Monroe rewrote the Anna Maria Island Community Center, but the center center asked to amend its lease to accommodate a tower, commissioners opted for a tower at city hall. Commissioner Gene Aubry resparked a call for a cell tower, citing the safety issue of not being able to get Welch recalled an incident several years ago involvphone in north Anna Maria were unsuccessful because cell service was unavailable. Chief to chiefA retirement party for former Holmes Beach Chief of Police Dale Stephenson, left, was May 31 at Eat Here restaurant, Holmes Beach. Former co-workers, friends, family and appreciative residents and business owners attended. West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price winds up his toast to Stephenson with a few WMFR signature gift items and praise for Ste phensons 26 years with the Holmes Beach department. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 3 ENJOY 11:30-9 941.778.5092 FEAST ON THIS.... ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SHRIMP $21 The Feast Restaurant LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS 5337Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island 941.779.1000 NEW MENU!HAPPY HOURFood & Cocktails 3-6 NEW MENU! Got Buttah? LOBSTAHSSEAFOOD | STEAKS | PASTA | COCKTAILS BURGERS | WINGS | HOT DOGS | PIZZA MAINE LOBSTER TAIL!COMPLETE LUNCH OR DINNERMon-Thu $14 FISHING Sign help sought Jeannie Bystroms signs in the waterway alongside a bird rookery in Bimini Bay adjacent to Galati Marine were removed, but new signs soon may be installed to alert anglers to wildlife. Islander Courtesy Photo However, when she returned to the rookery to remove concluded. The scenario was repeated Memorial Day weekend, and Bystrom boated over to the rookery, climbed a mangrove tree and released a brown pelican whose legs were and released two entangled pelicans at the rookery. A conversation in April by phone and email moved through the FWC, back and forth between The Islander right direction. lated sign and the post, and said she would make inquiries as to how the agency might post a warning sign near the rookery. It then moved to Ryan Moreau of the waterway management unit, who offered some suggestions for signage at the rookery. Bystrom is working with Moreau on appropriate language to encourage anglers to be responsive and responsible stewards of the rookery. Meanwhile, she stays on alert, saving one bird at a time. On June 2, Jeannie Bystrom found two pelicans in the Bimini Bay rookery, one of them tangled in this lure, hook and line and was able to free them both. We know how much people want to be on the island, he said. There are always some families and vacationers that come to Anna Maria Island on impulse, said Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce vice president Deb Wing. or just an overnight accommodation, Wing said. from members about advance reservations for the summer, and most said May was much better than the TOURISM past. For the August vacationer, Wing suggests getting on the telephone now or sending an email now to get a reservation. All indications are August is going to be a banner opinion, if May is any indication, the summer season is going to be way above average, Wing predicted. Inn in Holmes Beach, said reservations for July and August have been coming at a good and steady pace. nights remaining in July and August. Rebecca Barnett of AMI Vacations said summer visitors might have better luck if they plan a minimum week-long stay. We have a few vacation rentals left in July and August. They are going fast, but they are nice accom modations, she said. Deb Meihls of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau was pleased to learn of the visitor boom to the island for Memorial Day weekend and the coming summer. old Florida destination that families and others seeking peace and quiet are looking for. People everywhere now realize what a great family vacation this is. Even people who just want to get away Maria Island that brings them, and they keep coming back, she said. Accommodation assistance The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is ready to help visitors to Anna Maria Island who arrive without a reservation and are unable to locate suitable accommodations.

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4 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen is now with the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeals, although no date to hear the case has been set. Peelen, represented by Flor ida League of Cities attorney Jay Daigneault, filed the appeal March claim she is immune from a libel suit while in the performance of her duties as a commissioner. an email newsletter sent by Peelen to some of her constituents in which she named John Agnelli Jr., instead of his son Frank, as a contributor to incumbent commissioners. code board more than once, gave $500 to each incumbent. Agnelli sued on the grounds he was libeled by Peelen, that his reputation harmed and he has lost busiUpdated HB parking ordinance heads to plannersBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Holmes Beach city planner Bill Brisson presented a draft ordinance to commissioners at a May 30 work session that tightens parking requirements for new restaurants. Commissioners previously pro vided a consensus to change the parking ordinance from one-parking-space-perindoor seats for any new restaurants in Holmes Beach. The change reverts the ordinance back to language before it was changed in 2010 by a previous commission to create a more business-friendly environment. The proposed changes will only apply to restaurants and assembly hall-type structures. Brisson said the draft ordinance he presented contained only the changes the commissioners wanted. Commissioners discussed in length how the ordinance would apply to outdoor dining. Currently, there are no limits placed on parking for outdoor seating. Commisa desire to have that changed. Brisson said he could add language to the ordinance, but it would then have to go before the planning commission because it would be a change to the land development code. Brisson suggested commissioners address outdoor dining when the commission updates the LDC. When you update the LDC, there are a lot of gaps in the code and it has been that way for years, he said. Grossman suggested the new language state outdoor dining areas may have eight seats without parking requirements. Anything after that would have to adhere to the same requirements as indoor dining we are proposing, which would be one parking space for every three seats. Brisson said he would need a consensus. Commismissioner David Zaccagnino, who has opposed changes to the parking requirements. Commissioners have sought changes to help alleviate parking problems, but Zaccagnino said the changes lems. Commissioners also agreed to send the ordinance with the proposed changes to the planning commission without reviewing them. See related restaurant parking story online at www. islander.org Brisson MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com Bradenton Beach TATIVE Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest referendum, Holmes Beach City Hall. erendum. Trail Sarasota. Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@ islander.org.Holmes Beach police to crack down on illegal street parking Parked vehicles line Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach between the sidewalk and the road at Easter, before the city posted no parking signs on the north side of the road. Islander File Photo By Mark Young Islander Reporter Memorial Day weekend on the island proved to be ing to the beaches. At times, traffic to the island was reported to be backed up all the way to the intersection of Manatee Parking on Anna Maria Island for beachgoers is always an issue, but never more challenging during certain times of the year than a holiday weekend. With limited parking opportunities, comes a mindframe for some motorists to park in any open space, even where A popular spot to do just that is along Manatee Bay Drive intersection into the public beach. According to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, enforcing illegal parking is going to be taken seriously as a safety issue. This weekend was very bad, Tokajer told commis(Avenue), but people were not just parking on the right of way, they were parking on the sidewalks and in the bike lanes. Tokajer said that forces pedestrians and bicyclists into the road and that is an unacceptable safety issue. Every single person received a parking ticket, said Tokajer. We wanted to make it clear that there is no parking on this side of the road. People were saying they Commissioner David Zaccagnino said part of the problem is that people coming to visit the island view it like going to a Bucs or Rays game. They look at it like knowing they have a parking spot for the day. Tokajer is recommending additional no parking signs, but also wants to add signage that the right of way on the north side of Manatee Avenue will be a tow-away zone. I think if people understand that they could return couple of hundred dollars to get it back, that would be a good deterrent, he said. Commissioners agreed, saying they liked the idea, and also suggested looking at a way to increase parking Tokajer suggested a step system where a second ticket would cost substantially more, but said a tow-away zone ignoring that law are putting lives in jeopardy. Tokajer said his department also will begin enforcing other state laws such as no parking within 25 feet of an intersection or crosswalk. close to a stop sign or crosswalk and it becomes a safety concern, he said.Agnelli v. Peelen awaits hearing in appeals court In February, Peelen asked Circuit Court Judge Diana Moreland to dismiss the case on the grounds she was suits. Moreland, however, ruled against Peelen, stating that defamatory statements concerning John Agnelli Jr. and her position as city commissioner is lacking in the abovestyled action. to the 2nd DCA, where the matter now sits. An appeals court clerk said she had no instructions from the justices to schedule a hearing. Agnelli has asked for a minimum of $15,000 in damages in his suit. Bradenton attorney Peter Mackey represents him. Peelen Tokajer Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community you would like to join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook. 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Mayor Carmel Monti noted that even language in the music contains varying language that allows up to 110 We need more consistency and I feel like it needs more discussion, said Monti. We are the worst offenders by allowing the park to broadcast at 110 decibels. Commission Chair Jean Peelen brought to light that We just never enforced it, she said. Tokajer said he needed guidance in how to enforce the noise ordinance because it does not address times, decibel levels or a form of measuring distance from a complainant to the offending source of noise. enforced and, if not, then you need to change it. Petruff suggested she and the chief work together be challenged in court. Monti said he would like to see the commission start from scratch. We are dealing with an archaic system, he said. We need to have consistencies and agreement. We need a clean slate and create an ordinance to deal with noise. Commissioner Judy Titsworth said her goal is likely similar to other Holmes Beach citizens. offenders. My goal is to quiet us down. events, which often feature live bands up to 10 p.m., the allowed time in the ordinance. Titsworth said a problem with continuing to handle noise on complaint-by-complaint basis is that enforcement becomes picking and choosing between one business and another when everybody should have to follow the same rules. Peelen said it appeared there was a consensus that the noise ordinance needs to be updated, but said too many opinions from commissioners would dilute the process. She suggested the mayor, Tokajer and Petruff work together to present solutions to the commission. But all the rules of the current ordinance will be enforced until changes are made, said Monti. Tokajer asked if enforcing the limit on outdoor ampliThe announcement affects the owner of Barefoot Tiki mission to ask for a change in the land development code Heslop said the business, 5704 Marina Drive, has found new life since introducing live music in January. She said without the music, she would likely have to close the doors to the property after 20 years of trying to give it purpose. I come to you on bent knee to ask for your support, she said. According to public comment, the majority of complaints about the Barefoot Tiki Bar are coming from one person. Monti said he would take a closer look at the comuntil permanent changes are made. Scotts Garage Band performs in April in the gazebo at the Holmes Beach city hall at an event Cityfest sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the city in celebration of the citys heritage. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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6 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) JUNE 5, 2013 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion YourHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. The preferred method is to send letters by e-mail to news@islander.org or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander. org. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,500 users with updates daily. Like us online.Priorities Memorial Day weekend was beautiful with low humidity, clear skies and absolutely perfect beach weather. the north end of Sarasota Bay. The tide was going out, In order to overcome the outgoing tide, the throttle was almost fully engaged in our 17-foot boat with a 115-horsepower motor. Yet, as I looked toward Coquina Beach, the area where a young child lost his life a few weeks ago, I saw a woman reading, entranced in a magdren swimming in the water. I had grave concerns for those preschool children. Why, with all the law enforcement boats that I saw, endangerment charges? This drowning (and it will happen) will rest on the busy pulling over a boat to verify it has a working horn, Really? Where are their priorities? Lois Huntington, Holmes BeachDo we really want more? After a beach walk Memorial Day weekend, I must complain that Elliott Falcione of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mary Ann Brockman of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, David Teitelbaum of all those resorts, Ed Chiles of all those restaurants et al., and Carol Whitmore and her fellow Manatee County Commissioners, are apparently falling well short of their responsibilities. My wife and I observed at least two places on the beach where the canopies and beach blankets full of visitors were not twoand three-deep, and farther north on the shore, there were even unoccupied spaces of several feet in length between the visitors. A beachwalker could almost manage a few steps between clusters of beachgoers We obviously need to redouble our marketing efforts at once! As long as there is a human being on the planet who has not yet been lured to Anna Maria Island, nesses. We are losing market share, admits Falcione, if Lauderdale and Malibu and Honolulu get the jump on to work harder to make this place the ultimate tourist destination, no matter how unpleasant this makes of complainers anyway.) be made, tourists to entice, still more cars to clog our roads! What are we waiting for? John Scott, Holmes BeachFlotsam and jetsam law. The terms have legal consequences as far as marine salvage goes. Jetsam is part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo that is the load in distress and that sinks or washes ashore. Lagan is cargo lying on the bottom of the ocean, sometimes marked by a buoy, which can be reclaimed. for which there is no hope of reclaiming. Years ago, we often referred to debris on the beach ing how items washed up, of course, but we blamed the after for any trash on the beach. it. By purpose or by accident, there seems no end to on the beaches and along any of the mangrove-covered shoreline that this far survives development. to wildlife. revered for its feeding habits, diving on prey, quickly settling and draining the water from its pouch, then stealing the bait from a hook and line in the water at thing you know, the angler has hooked a big bird with remove the hook and spare the bird a horrible death. Birds and other marine life ingesting or entangled So be responsible anglers and be prepared to save a

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 7 Headlines from the June 4, 2003, issue of The IslanderTemps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall May 26 66 89 0 May 27 65 92 0 May 28 71 93 0 May 29 72 92 0.02 May 30 72 93 0 May 31 73 92 0.53 June 1 75 87 0.7 Average area Gulf water temperature 83.324-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Opinion Your Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The the best way lishing and We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago passenger in the plane, Robert Duncan, 28, of Bradenton, also was killed. Witnesses said Mora, 37, was doing loops when a wing collapsed, dropping the two men and the aircraft about 100 feet into the water. Efforts to revive the men were unsuccessful. disfavor with the prospect of a new ordinance that would raise the height of new building construction from 37 said the mean high-water mark in the city varied as much as 12 feet and new construction might not conform to 37 foot-mark as established by the city. Management Entity for Gulf Drive recommended the city commission approve a proposal to remove about 40 signs from the Gulf Drive right of way. Most of the to sign clutter, the police chief said. Were in the process of packing, packing, packing! After 21 years in the same Holmes Beach shopping center, were moving. Were cleaning ready to dish up the best news on Anna Maria Island for another decade or two from a groovy new location. The Islander will be at its present location for another week, but look for us at 5604-B Marina Drive, across from the library, on June 10. Oh, and stop by and check out our sale at 5404 Marina Drive, before the move. before the move. Center announces summer camp plans The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host summer camp June 10-Aug. 14. The center charges a $15 registration fee, a $30 membership fee plus costs to attend camp sessions. Discounts are available for pre-payment. There are no camp sessions July 4, Aug. 15 and Campers sign up by the week and by sessions each week. $35. Chuck E. Cheese, $25. trip to a bowling alley, $25. ium, $35, plus preand post-camp sessions. of Science and Industry in Tampa. World, $30. Zoo, $35. Glazer Museum, $30. Kids had fun and learned to sail at the Anna Maria Island Community Center 2012 summer camp. Islander File Photos

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8 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER By Ed Hunzeker Manatee County Administrator before the June 18 referendum, you should begin with several facts. First, know county government is now paying for community health care costs to the tune of about $24 matching Medicaid payment to the state, mental health and substance abuse treatment and to partially reimburse local hospitals and physicians for the care provided to the working poor in our community. A second important point to consider is that we already pay for these costs using about $14 million a health care fund that currently sits at about $20 million. For the better part of 30 years, Manatee County has had the good fortune to supplement its local health care costs with a fund that came about when the county sold Manaquality health care access in Manatee. With very few options, the commission opted to allow that can only be spent on community health care costs. A family of two with an annual income of $40,000-$50,000 IRS tables. enough to cover all indigent health care costs, so the Opinion GuestThe truth about Manatees proposed sales tax hikeespecially for homeowners on the island. for any local homeowner, but they also will mean Manatee County no longer has one of the higher county property doubt make Manatee County more attractive to businesses allow more local families to qualify for home mortgages diversify revenues, which could easily improve its credit ratings. That means better interest rates with which to borrow for necessary projects, such as replacing our aging public safety radio system. another two years. notice with higher property rates. Several have said the county should simply wait for the federal health care overhaul to be implemented in hopes that it will cover these costs. If that were to happen, we have to assume that Congress will appropriate federal shown no inclination to help the president carry out his plans for health care. Even if Washington gets its act together, the Florida Legislature was clear that its not not willing to take. If we eventually discover that community health care be reduced or eliminated by a simple majority vote of the county commission. And the money can only be spent We are not trying to grow government as some have suggested. In fact, if approved by voters, the total cost to water and sewer will be lower than neighboring counties. There is no increase in government spending as a We are planning into the future to assure the quality Note: Readers can learn more about the June 18 referendum by attending a 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall, where Hunzeker will discuss the county commissions proposed half-cent sales tax increase and tax breaks for new businesses, or online at www.mymanatee.org/halfcent.Island meeting June 5 on proposed sales tax increase The public is invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Holmes Beach City Hall to Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker will discuss the proposals and answer questions. County Commissioners John Chappie and Carol Whitmore Along with Hunzeker, Manatee Memorial Hospiton Area Economic Development Council president Sharon Hillstrom will speak on the proposals. The proposals will come before voters on a referendum ballot Tuesday, June 18. Early voting on the referendum is available June 8-15. HB legal fees exceed budgetBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Due to the legal action filed in 2012 by Holmes to be over budget by $35,000. According to records from the Holmes Beach city treasurer, city attorney Patricia Petruff has billed the which eventually resulted in a compromise settlement and dismissal by Holmes Beach. total legal fees from Petruff have $12,582.31 per month. The $88,000 figure already is spent by the city on legal fees in its At the current rate, the legal fees The action against Bradenton city quit-claimed 27th Street to the Sandpiper Resort. The Holmes Beach city commission sent Bradenton Beach a letter protesting the quit-claim, but voted to take no legal action because of the cost involved. along the boundary with Holmes Beach following the quit-claim, but in 2011, then-Holmes Beach Commissioner John Monetti complained to commissioners that the Sandpiper was building a fence along its 27th Street boundary with Holmes Beach that restricted beach access for those residents on the Holmes Beach side. Monetti said then that he owned property on the Holmes Beach side of the fence. The Sandpiper denied the fence restricted access, noting pedestrians could access 27th Street to walk to Gulf Drive and across to the beach. Efforts to settle the dispute between the two mayors at that time were unsuccessful, and Holmes Beach commissioners voted 3-1 in 2012 to pursue a legal settlement. Commissioner Pat Morton cast the lone dissenting vote, while Monetti recused himself. The result of the legal action was the bill of 2012-13, and a mediated settlement that ensured Holmes Beach residents could access 27th Street on the east side of Gulf Drive through the unlocked gate, much the same as the Sandpiper provided before the legal dispute. Before litigation, Petruff had suggested the mayors of the two cities attempt to settle the issue peacefully. When that proved impossible, she advised the commission that legal action would be costly, but she would follow the wishes of the commission. Commissioners ignored the advice and voted to proceed with legal action. Monti Petruff PLEASE SEE LEGAL FEES,

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 9 LEGAL FEES www.thebeachshopboutique.com Our biggest sale of the year!50 % OFF EVERYTHING* *ALMOST! sale ends June 10 BEACH SHOP The We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Our biggest sale of the year! We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Send your travel pics to news@islander.org. The Island Cabana $1250$16Also featuring select Shaw Plush & Textured Carpet @ $1650 Serving the island since 1998 Also featuring select Shaw Plush & Textured Carpet @ Mainsail mediation planned tentatively this monthBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff said May 28 that a tentative start date for the Mainsail Lodge-city mediation hearing is June 21. Petruff told commissioners at the city meeting that she, Mainsail attorney Robert Lincoln and Special Magistrate Steven Seibert are available that day. She previously said the hearings could take as many as two to three days and attempted to schedule back-toback days for the hearings, but scheduling between the three parties did not work out. Petruff said the hearing would tentatively begin June 21, but she also scheduled July 24-25 as backup days should the hearing need to be continued. sail with the city April 18 asking that a March vote to revoke the Mainsail site plan be rescinded. In the petition, Lincoln accuses the city of violating its own procedures in revoking the site plan, saying that not the commission. Mayor Carmel Monti supported the ongoing effort to improve upon the site plan and continue with construction plans to build lodging, a restaurant and other district at Gulf and Marina drives. Commissioner David Zaccagnino and Chair Jean Peelen also supported the effort, but Commissioners Marvin Grossman, Pat Morton and Judy Titsworth opposed the plan and backed a motion by Grossman to development code. Act, which allows a property owner to seek relief from use. The city has met its obligations in responding to the petition by scheduling a start date for the proceedings. ing will be for Seibert to sit down with both sides and determine if mediation is possible. If not, the quasi-judicial phase will begin and Seibert will make a decision based on the facts at hand. Either side retains the right to take the matter up in 27th Street dispute ending? A conclusion to the ongoing legal battle between Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and the Sandpiper Mobile Home Resort, which shares a southern bound That conclusion has been promised for months, but Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach agreed last month to end the dispute with Holmes Beach dismissing its claim without prejudice, meaning the city reserves the Bradenton Beach commissioners debated whether to accept that clause of the agreement for some time but, in the spirit of cooperation, agreed to the terms. Sandpiper mobile home park attorney Chuck Webb did not agree, however, and the settlement was delayed. Sandpiper and Bradenton Beach are named as co-defen dants in the lawsuit. Petruff said May 28 that Webb would not agree to the settlement terms unless Holmes Beach agreed to dismiss its suit with prejudice. Petruff said she needed a consensus from the commissioners to split the settlement to be without prejudice for Bradenton Beach and with prejudice for Sandpiper. Commissioners agreed to the terms. Peelen, a former owner at Sandpiper until April 4 when she sold her mobile home, said she understood the concern after speaking with the president of the resort. The concern of Sandpiper is that there is an election every year and an election could bring back the same Petruff said she would draft the joint settlement agreement and send the paperwork to all parties. If signed, the long-standing dispute will end. The dispute began in 2008 with Bradenton Beach agreeing to a quitclaim deed for Sandpiper. Holmes Beach objected to the move, but did not take action until 2011 when Sandpiper installed fences, locks and private property signs to block beach access to the park. Efforts to reach Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti for comment on the mounting legal fees were unsuccess ful. At the time the dispute resurfaced in 2011, Rich Bohnenberger was mayor, while commissioners who supported the action were Sandy Haas-Martens, David Zaccagnino and Al Robinson. Since then, Bohnenberger, Haas-Martens and Robinson have been defeated for re-election, as has Monetti. Morton said he was sorry the city spent so much money needlessly, even though he knew that would be I said back in 2011 this was a storm in a teacup and the only winners would be the lawyers. I suggested the tify a lot of city parks and streets in Holmes Beach, the commissioner said.

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10 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Island happenings 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.comPRIVATE CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS ~ UP TO 49 PASSENGERSENJOY THE RIDE!Monday Longboat Lunch Loop / Dolphin Watch Tuesday Sarasota Day Trip / Egmont Key Excursion WednesdayBradenton Day Trip / Water-Sports Cruise, Kayak, Paddleboard Thursday Circle Line Tour / Egmont Key Excursion Friday Eco-cruise, Kayak, Bike / Dolphin WatchPLUSDAILY Island Water Shuttle AMI Loop Service and NIGHTLY (BYOB) Sunset Cruises Acupuncture | Massage Therapy Organic Facials ** Sunset Beach Yoga at 6:30 with Leigh **HOLISTIC HEAL TH CARE IN A BEAUTIFUL SPA ENVIRONMENT! 2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Eco-friendly spa and wellness center 5704 Marina Drive | Holmes Beac h3-10 | Wednesday-FridayLocated at Island Flea 941.779.5350 Handmade Sterling Jewelr y Handmade Handmade Terras 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. $15 OFF any FACIAL Now thru June 15 ~ Must mention ad when booking. Wednesday, June 5 1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6 p.m. Mana-Tweens book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, June 6 2 p.m. Knitting club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, June 7 Saturday, June 8 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. 2 p.m. Origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Sunday, June 9 Monday, June 10 Tuesday, June 11 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941794-8044. Wednesday, June 12 2 p.m. A lecture about the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Off-island Friday, June 7 11 a.m.-1 p.m. SCF Embraces Differences 2013 artists W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5225. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-7464131. Saturday, June 8 10 a.m.-1 p.m. World Oceans Day Family Festival, the Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-338-4441. Ongoing kets, 5-9 p.m., Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215906-0668. Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941747-3031. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. of Commerce networking meeting. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-8963132. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105. Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. board meets, Fishermans Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Coming up Save the date Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park, and Scholarships Awards Party at Manatee Public Beach. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Include a time, date and location of the event, a description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.Island Library announces June lineup of events The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes meeting. club. Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez. port group. sion. program. gram. on design for non-designers. for teens. gram. dementia. Library hosts Mana-Tween crafts The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes work with marbled paper crafts. For more information or reservations, call the library

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 30 years in Bradenton! Add The Sea SWIMWEAR BOUTIQUESUITS & COVERUPS TO SUIT YOUR STYLEMonday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5 Island Shopping Center | 5314 Marina Drive Holmes Beach | 941.254.7938 Mote hosts ocean fest Day Family Festival 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The Dr. Seuss-themed event will involve Longboat Key Turtle Watch, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Saration Division and Tampa Bay Watch. children ages 4-12. Summer hours set for Longboat Key thrift store four months. The thrift shop is on the Longboat Island Chapel eral charitable outreach programs through the Longboat Island Chapel, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Shifting Sands Support Groups for people with health concerns and Aging in Paradise, which assists people with various age-related needs on Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Lido Key and in Cortez Village. Orchestra receives grant The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus will be used to purchase musical scores for its library. The grant from the Eugene F. and Elizabeth Hull Fund and Rita Bullock Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation wider range of music, according to a news release. utive director, accepted the grant at a reception April 4. For more information about the grant or 2370. Jim Stoltie and Jeanie Pickwick of the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra accept a grant award from Chuck Slater of the Manatee Community Foundation. Islander Courtesy PhotoSierra Club paddling in Robinson Preserve The Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club will go kayaking the Palma Sola access on Manatee Avenue at 10 a.m. preserve before returning to shore. Paddlers should bring bug repellent, lunch, water and sunscreen. The club is asking participants for a $5 donation and to make reservations. For more details on the outing and the club, or mklehn@hotmail.comKiwanis to meet at beach cafe The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The club will hold a board meeting. For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at Players honor GuiseBarb Guise receives the Harold Igo Award for her volunteer work with the Island Players. The theater group held its annual awards banquet May 25. Ruth Stevens received a gift for her 30 years as an active volunteer. Islander Courtesy Photo Social notes welcome The Islander welcomes photographs and notices anniversaries, births, graduations, awards, travels and other events. Please send notices and photographs with Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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12 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Charles Albert Artisan Jeweler Creates Sea Life and Classic Jewlery using Unique Stones, Gems and Fossils from around the world. Libbys I sland J ewelry Libbys Island JewelryCharles Albert Artisan JewelerCreates Sea Life and Classic Jewlery using Unique Stones, Gems and Fossils from around the world. Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton 941.792.2253GIGANTIC SUMMER SALE!10-4 ~ Thu-Fri ~ June 6-7Everything in the store 20% 60% OFF the original price! Dont Miss It! Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothing for the whole family! Books and more! Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Closed for summer vacation June 8-Aug 11 A HAIR DAY SALON ARE YOU HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY? Call the GIRLS at A Hair Day FOR HELP! 941-795-5227 The Anna Maria Elementary School class of 2013 and teacher Heather Nyberg. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy The Anna Maria Elementary School class of 2013 and teacher Sally Jackson. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tom Woodard RIGHT: AME students are welcome to participate in the schools Birthday Book Club, which helps enhance the school librarys book collection. The ers Jack Love and Kylie Huffman, along with fourth-grader Bella Love show off their club picks. Parents contribute $15 and in the month of their students birthday, the students take part in a party in the media center and choose a book to donate to the library. A label is placed in the front of the book to honor the childs birthday. Islander Photo: Courtesy Karen Riley Love graders at Anna Maria Elementary School and hands out awards ticpated this year, presenting awards to Matthew Wood of Heather Nybergs class, front left, and Bailey Korinek of Sally Jacksons class. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Grads shine bright @ AME

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 13 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG AME calendar for AME students. number is 941-708-5529.Classes end June 7. Have a great summer vacation! Well see students back at school Aug. 19 for the start up of classes. Until then, be safe and dont forget to read! Read, read, read! Read The Islander weekly! Its the best news on AMI. Chamber scholarsAnna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce member Mike Vejins, left, chamber scholarship winner Chris Pate of Holmes Beach, chamber member Ellen Aquilina, scholarship winner Myles Johnson and chamber member Karen LaPensee celebrate scholastic achievements and pursuits. Islander Photos: Bonner JoyIsland chamber of commerce honors local scholars The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has honored area students with college scholarships. Each scholarship winner received $1,000. graduating in the top 5 percent of her class. The chamber strong academic standing, while becoming a leader and role model in her school. After suffering an auto accident two years ago and recuperating through physical therapy, she resolved to help others by becoming a physical therapist. She plans to attend Florida State University and major in physical therapy and business, and to eventually start her own practice. ing from Manatee High School with honors. The chamber numerous clubs, the community and sports, including as captain of the school cross-country team and in national wakeskating competitions. He plans to pursue a business degree at the University of Florida and, he said, to pursue a career in military aviation like his dad and his grandfather. maintained an A-plus average in accounting and business programs. He also has earned accolades in sports and clubs, such as the Future Business Leaders of America. The chamber said his can-do attitude will help him Georgetown University. The scholarship committee included Karen LaPensee Budget cuts hit AME District has reached Anna Maria Island as the Anna Maria Elementary School did not escape the budget cuts imposed by Manatee County School Superintendent Rick Mills. According to school district spokeswoman Margi Earlier this year, Mills announced the district, because of a $3.5 million accounting error, would lay off 180 staff. school suffered staff cutbacks. AME will have four fewer teachers in the coming for art, music and PE. There will be three less classroom teachers and one AME will move from 15 classroom teachers to 12. There will be two teachers in each grade level K-5 for the 2013-14 school year, she said. time position, she said, but the guidance counselor has been reduced from full-time to half-time. tion. announced. Alyssa Smith, winner of an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce scholarship, and Karen LaPensee, who chaired the scholarship committee, at the award ceremony. Smokers: Are You Ready For A Change? 5706 Manatee Avenue West (across from Tires Plus)941-792-6074 www.vaporsontheavenue.com Starter Kit Our E-Liquids are made in the USA054674_SO Come see the difference for yourself! 778-2204 www.IslandDentalSpa.com Creating beautiful smiles for over 17 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Dr. Yatros has appeared on ABC 7, NBC 8 and WB 38 the dentist Dr. Gy YatrosRestore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your smile.

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14 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Check out the 2012-13 winners online at www.islander.org CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? Doggie Day Care Vacation SpecialPre-pay 4 days get the 5th FREE. EXPIRES 06/19/13DOGGIE DAY CARE 7am-7pm ~ 7 DAY S BY APPT. Call ahead: 941.243.3990 8819 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.coastalcaninecottage.comOwner caregivers: Lisa Williams & Angela McCallister Pay for 5, get 6th person FREE. Call for details and reservations. Sea turtles build passion in wildlife warrior By Mark Young Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer Charlene Donnelly. The bay side of the island sees substantially fewer nests than the Gulf side of the island, so all bayfront nests are greeted with enthusiasm. The bayside of Anna Maria, or Section 1 to AMITW, has had a couple of false crawls this season, according to Donnelly, who walks the section every weekend. The All of the other nine sections surrounding the island the most with seven. Donnelly, an avid wildlife conservationist, has made her AMITW volunteer duties a family affair over the years. I used to bring my kids when they were young and they really got into it, said Donnelly, who said her daughter in particular brought a lot of enthusiasm to learning about sea turtles. presentations on sea turtles and she was really good at it, said Donnelly. She said they temporarily stopped walking for AMITW about nine years ago as the life of a working mom consumed much of her schedule, but now my kids are older and I wanted to come back. My daughter is in college now and my son is a sophomore in high school. He still walks with me every weekend and has kind of taken up the stewardship role where my daughter left off. Donnelly believes strongly in educating the public in all wildlife matters and devotes much of her free time to wildlife conservationism. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers Charlene Donnelly, Maureen McCormick and Glenn Wiseman nest on the Tampa Bay shore of Anna Maria June 1. Islander Photo: Mark Young Donnelly is a member of the Sierra Club and a volunteer with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, made famous with the Animal Planet show Whale Wars. To do conservation work means you have to do hands on work, she said. From kayaking with killer whales to cage diving with great white sharks, Donnelly believes in what she does. Searching island shores for sea turtle tracks might not sound like it can compare to swimming nose-to-nose with ling release. Watching those little guys run for the water during a moment like that. the importance of people helping wildlife is wildlife can to us to do what we can to take care of it. Donnelly said she considers herself to be a wildlife warrior. We are guardians and should be doing everything in our capacity to help wildlife succeed, she said. AMITW as a whole has been proactive the past few years in educating people on how they can help make nesting season safe for sea turtles. ing holes left at the beach and clearing beach equipment ing to the success of sea turtles. I think the word is getting out and we are seeing a years, she said. So education is important, but there is nothing more effective than human contact, which is a positive role we, as volunteers, can play. Donnelly said she never fails to stop people on her morning walks to answer questions, show off tracks and nests and just talk to people. People want to know and if

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18 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Take a ride on AMI connect to SRQ! The free AMI trolley service connects at Coquina Beach to Longboat Key Trolley (fee) for service to LBK, St. Armands and downtown Sarasota. Ride FREEschedule info is a public service of Truck strikes utility pole, causes HB-AM power outage The West Manatee Fire District responded to a vehicle accident May 30 at about 10 p.m. at a high rate of speed, had struck a concrete power pole in front of one of the The accident caused the transformer and live wires to fall onto the vehicle and surrounding area. The driver, William Shawn Wilkes, 53, of Holmes Beach, was advised to remain in his vehicle until Florida Power and Light could disconnect the power. hour and the accident area remained without power for much of the night. Wilkes, who said he was adjusting his iPod at the time of the crash, was transported to Blake Medical Center with minor injuries. He declined a blood The driver of a pickup truck struck a utility pole at about 10 p.m. May 30, causing a power outage from 68th Street in Holmes Beach to Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rich Jasinski/WMFR

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 19 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.com Gary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational Christian churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Sunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 10 AM Children and Youth Church School 9 AM Adult Sunday School VBS June 10-14. Call to register! SPRING FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY Island Animal ClinicTOTAL PET CARE: Surgery Dentistry Boarding Day Care Baths Food & Supplies 24-Hour Emergency Drop Off and Pick UpNew Hours 8-5:30 Monday-Friday 9-Noon Wednesdays William V. Bystrom DVM Holmes Beach Business Center 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 941.778.2445 Serving the Islands since 1970 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Founded 19566200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopSummer hours 9-1 Wednesday and SaturdayThe Rev. Dr. Vincent CarrollALL ARE WELCOME SUNDAY WOR SHIP 10 A.M. Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Love Covers It Drive in an area being proposed for a new crosswalk by Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer as part of a larger plan to improve pedestrian safety. Islander Photo: Mark YoungHB police chief lays out new code enforcement philosophyBy Mark Young Islander Reporter At a May 28 city commission meeting, Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer was asked to present a code-enforcement philosophy following Mayor Carmel the police department. Monti said enforcing code violations has been moved out of city hall and into the police department, where ties. Tokajer said the real change is that his department will handle the enforcement side of the issue. My philosophy when it comes to code enforcement is that we will enforce codes respectfully, fairly warning, then that is the intention. If not, then we go to code enforcement. Tokajer also cleared up any misunderstandings surForbes, who temporarily left his post May 31. Tokajer said Forbes took a family emergency medical leave, which protects his position under federal law. Dave is leaving on family medical leave and hopes to be back in 12 weeks, said Tokajer. There has been some statements made that if he returns, he would have to come back as a new employee. That is not true. If he returns within 12 weeks, he returns under the tenure he already has. advertised. We are advertising for someone who can hit the understand why the city would advertise for a position Tokajer said the long-term goal of code enforcement under his watch is to be proactive and, to have two people in that position. The whole thing about code tedious job for one person to do. Tokajer said with budget discussions starting soon, he would like to see two people doing the job. Salaried positions in the city have increased under funds are available, said Tokajer. Commissioner Marvin Grossman said the city has discussed charging a fee for re-inspecting rental units. Those fees could cover the cost for a second person, he said. Commissioner Judy Titsworth said a request to increase and add fees to inspecting rental units has been submitted and we need to get that back on the agenda for discussion. In other matters, Tokajer is seeking to increase the number of crosswalks in the city. We are all about pedestrian safety. Tokajer said the city needs 10 additional crosswalks and to change the signs at crosswalks that currently read Yield to pedestrians. ans, so we want those signs to be more succinct to state law. of Marina and Gulf drives. He said Manatee County is lights. The city is allowed to install or remove crosswalks on city roads at its will, but is responsible for all maintenance and liability issues if crosswalks are installed without approval of the Florida Department of Transportation. Tokajer said. Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. Also, The Islander has an active Facebook community of more would like to join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook.

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20 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call To report information on island crime, call the Streetlife Island police blotterAnna Maria one gained entry to the property through a fenced-in backyard and attempted to dismantle a fold-up canopy. The attempt was unsuccessful, but the unknown suspect caused $20 in damages. A complainant reported her adult daughter used her debit card without permission to obtain $200 from her bank account. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach arrested for resisting arrest without violence and misdemeanor battery. According to the report, the suspect was taking photographs of a woman and children on the beach. She asked the man to stop and he refused, shoving the woman in the stomach. Witnesses reported seeing the incident. Police made contact with the suspect, who allegedly became belligerent. The man was ordered to leave cers took him to the ground and placed him in custody. tic disturbance. Police responded to an argument and tried to separate a group of males from a female to determine tive and had to be handcuffed. Police determined that no physical contact had occurred during the argument. tic disturbance. A man allowed his son to move into his home, who in turn moved in his girlfriend and her brother. The two younger men reported to police that the woman provided instruction on how to initiate a Baker Act for someone struggling with substance abuse issues. Marina, battery. Two employees were questioned over an incident where one man said the other struck and pushed him. The argument involved the suspect taking a military ready to eat meal belonging to the complainant. The complainant said the suspect struck him with the and were separated by a third party. The suspect said the two were arguing over a cell-phone charger. He admitted to throwing the MRE, but said it was the complainant he pushed the man back. The two were advised that the alcohol, but then said he lied because he has multiple arrests for possession of alcohol and also was on probation. Both men were issued a notice to appear. vehicle burglary. A manager reported several vehicle burglaries had occurred overnight, but all of the guests unit valued at $200. The manager said video would show two suspects entering the vehicles. women said the other was not paying her share of the rent of physical violence. warning. Employees reported a man going in and out of Police made contact with the man and found syringes inside his backpack. The man was issued a trespass warning. complainant reported someone stole $81 from a shelf in the employee area. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Obituary Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978.Louise Bell Shuman Louise Bell Shuman, 54, of Bradenton, died May 15. She was a graduate of Manatee High School, Manatee Community College and the University of South tor and counselor at Manatee Community College. She also taught at Bayshore High School and was employed by Bell Graphics Inc. Mrs. Shuman also was an award-winning writer. graveside service was private. Memorial donations may FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www. brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Shuman is survived by parents Chester and of Bradenton and Brooks and wife Sheri of Los Gatos, Beau. for possible criminal charges. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez female complainant reported that her mother, who rents her the home, continues to enter the residence without permission. The complainant said the mother has been warned in the past by law enforcement. The deputy made contact with the mother and informed her that as a landlord, she did not have the right to enter the residence withthe mother became belligerent, and said she would begin the process to evict her daughter. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach Holmes Beach Police Department in regards to a possible ing. According to the report, Hart admitted to drinking allegedly failed that and a subsequent Breathalyzer test. She was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. tery. A 33-year-old woman was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery. According to the report, the woman grabbed her partner by the neck and threw her to the ground. The complainant got up to run, at which time she was tripped. The suspect grabbed her by the hair, pulling out several clumps. The complainant left for the night and reported the incident the following day while at the hospital receiving treatment for injuries related to the incident. May 12, 4500 block of Third Avenue, suspicious incident. Police responded to a complaint of a couple on the beach being too friendly, according to the report. As police arrived, the couple was leaving, but admitted they had been drinking on beach. They were advised that a call that the man had returned to yell at beachgoers for calling the police. He was contacted at home and warned not to return to the beach or he would be arrested. complainant reported an unlocked bicycle valued at $75 was stolen from his carport. reported that while paying for gas inside a gas station, someone entered her open vehicle window and stole her handicap placard from her rearview mirror. and made contact with two men under the age of 21.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 21 5315 gulf driv e holmes beach 941-77 8-0411www.eathereannamaria.com One of Floridas best new restaurants sean murp h y s CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Traf c stop leads to felony arrest in Holmes BeachBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A 28-year-old Seffner man and a 27-year-old Sarasota woman remain behind bars for grand theft and violation of probation following a Holmes According to the probable cause affidavit, Karlos Macias and Angel Scheller were seen May 23 stealing an industrial landscape blower valued at Lane, Anna Maria, leaving the scene in their vehicle and heading toward Holmes Beach. in the 700 block of Manatee Avenue West for an unreas the theft suspects. Scheller and Macias were arrested for felony grand theft, turned over to and booked into the Manatee County jail. They were held on $1,500 bond 4, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Scheller and Macias were put on a release hold, however, due to both being on felony probation. A violation of probation charge was added to both suspects and bond was withheld. erty and providing false information to a pawn broker. Macias is on probation for grand theft and three counts of forgery. He was due to be released from probation in September. Both suspects remained in custody as of Islander press time.Bradenton woman faces drug charges A 23-year-old Bradenton woman faces a felony Beach. in the glove department. The officer also observed a drop of blood on the burned spoon that appeared to be wet from recent use. A single prescription pill was located in a plastic bag Barrese was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $2,000 bond. According to jail records, Barrese posted bond and was released. June 14, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Barrese OPEN 7 DAYS 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pm EVERY DAY Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE SLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Serving the best fresh-caught, local seafood that can be found! EVERY DAY EVERY DAY Enjoy our newly along with all the traditional Crab Wontons, Panini, Po Boys, Blue Crab Salad and Many More! Check out and reserve our banquet facilities for your next event. Macias Scheller A review hearing in the trial of William J. Cumber, accused of killing girlfriend and island resident Sabine the courtroom of Manatee Circuit Court Judge Thomas Krug. The review was originally scheduled for May 21, but new date. 2008. Police found her car in Bradenton and arrested a man for auto theft, but quickly determined he was not involved in her disappearance. Cumber has entered a not guilty plea and Manatee say he has refused to tell them where Investigators include Detective John Maria substation when Musil-Buehler disappeared from the Anna Maria apartment she shared with Cumber. Kenney forensic evidence to convict Cumber of sentence of life in prison. Cumber pre-trial hearing postponed Musil-Buehler Cumber for the crime. At the time of the arrest, he was serving time in the Charlotte County Correctional Institute for a parole violation on an unrelated conviction. He remains in the Manatee County jail without bond pending the trial.BP-Jessies rewired after re May 28 that temporarily closed the business. West Manatee Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Rich Jasinski said it appeared a truck making a delivery at the store hooked a power line, causing it to be pulled from pumps. in Holmes Beach quickly resolved the problem at the electrical system would have to be inspected and approved A spokesperson for the store said it would reopen within a few days, depending upon how fast electricians could survey and repair the damage. That work was completed May 31, and the store reopened after approval by

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22 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE Panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico with inside or terrace seating Fresh seafood and steaksBest on Island S.S. UK THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties Island FleaGet your TIKI on at the Islands newest hot spot for music, food and fun! 3-11 Wed-Sat, 2-8 Sunday 5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.778.4402 Tiki Bar Live MusicWed. June 5, Frankie Lombardi 7-10 Thurs. June 6, Greg Roche 7-10 Fri. June 7, Gumbo Boogie 7-10 Sat. June 8, Scotts Garage 7-10 Sun. June 9, Kettle of Fish 3-7 Award-winning GUMBO! Relay for Life of Anna Maria Island celebrates successCuts4Cure received the coveted Spirit Award at the Relay for Life of Anna Maria Island wrap party held May 30. Team captain Lorie Hagele and team members from the Girl Scouts of America accepted the award. Islander Courtesy Photo Maria Island held a wrap party May 30 at Coquina Beach, where the relay took place earlier that month. tinue to raise and collect money for the American Cancer Society through August. of America, which raised $377 and was the Most Capgreens raised $1,322.80 and received the Most Photogenic Team honor, Cuts4Cure raised $1,457.50 and received the Spirit Trophy, MSA Student Council raised $1,543.04 and received the Sweetest Team award, A the Best Corporate Partner award, Pretty In Pink raised and received the Best Centerpiece award, Shiny Fish and received the best BBQ Award, Just Friends raised fundraising team. Individual awards were presented and the top indiPodgis, $725. Henderson, Gloria Lon, Kim Levine, Kim Bard, Eileen Bunce, Lezlee Crawford, Russ Winterbottom. Bob Bunce received the Superman Award and Lezlee Crawford received the MVP Committee Award. Rita and Tiny Wonders also presented a special to Aly Kerwin of the American Cancer Society.Bradenton museum hosts talk on Rosewood massacre The Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota will host Dr. Marvin Dunn talking about leading an archeological dig at Rosewood, Violence. Dunn is the retired chairman of the Florida International University Department of Psychology. The talk will take place at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 8, In his book, Dunn symbolizes racial violence and hatred as The Beast that terrorizes the nation between the Civil War and the civil rights movement. He chronicles the race riots and murders that happened in Florida and how they forever altered the lives of people in both black and white communities. The museum, a gallery and resource center for the study of African-American achievements, is open 11 The cover of The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence from the University Press of Florida. Islander Courtesy Photo Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence from the University Press of Florida. Islander Courtesy Photo Bloody weekendThe 13th annual Island Blood Drive to support the success, according to oneblood.org community relations coordinator Wanda Read-Burk. Donor Karen Hood is assisted by Elayne Perez at the event, which was expected to raise $30,000 for Anna Maria Island Privateers, Wildlife Inc., the Anna Maria Island Community Center and West Manatee Fire Rescue volunteers and auxiliary. Read-Burk said 151 donors gave blood June 1 while more than 130 people donated June 2 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. An anonymous benefactor provides $100 per blood donation and each donor chooses from among the charities or a split of money between them. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 23 Fresh Local Seafood Cracker Shrimp Steamed Clams Gulf Grouper Snapper Our daily catch changes... Come see what we caught today! Reservations recommended for inside seating. 121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 bluemarlinami.com Grill Seafood Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! $10 grouper sandwich25 Draft Beer with purchase of entree SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE CORTEZ BRIDGE while Cortez Bridge is UP! NOW OPEN 7 AM-10 PM Cortez Grill & Marina MV Minnow offers Anna Maria Sound tours daytrips around Anna Maria Sound and to Egmont Key. The trips are aboard the MV Minnow, which can seat up to 20 passengers, and sails from the Holmes Beach city basin. ing in the shallow waters, sightseeing with the dolphins, trips to Egmont Key and sunset cruises. The Minnow is docked at the Holmes Beach city Wells Fargo bank. also takes private groups on tours. from downtown Bradenton to Holmes Beach, the Tortuga Inn, Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach and the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant on Longboat Key. Chamber events announced The monthly networking luncheon of the Anna Maria a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Stonewood Grill and Tavern, 7110 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Cost of the event is $15 and reservations are requested. a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Sign of the Mermaid, Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. Members are encouraged to bring a guest to chamber events. For more information or to make reservations, call Does your business have a new product or service, an award-winning employee or an anniversary to celebrate? Maybe you have just opened a business. If so, wed like to hear about it and put it in the business news column. For information on this free service, call The Islander at 941-778-7978 or email news@islander.org. Capt. Orca Fisher, left, and bone Hamilton, right, guide the MV Minnow and its passengers into the Minnows berth at the Holmes Beach city basin following a two-hour excursion around Anna Maria Sound and Egmont Key. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin The Islander is packingAfter 21 years in the same Holmes Beach shopping center, the newspaper has a lot of packing to do to prepare for a move at the end of the week. Were cleaning best news on Anna Maria Island for another decade or two from a groovy new location. The Islander will be at its present location for another week, but look for us at 5604-B Marina Drive, across from the library, on June 10. Oh, and stop by and check out our sale at 5404 Marina Drive, before the move. Dogs dish up organic foods, move, tooDogs for the Earth loves its new location. Moving from Pine Avenue was bitter sweet, but 5345 Gulf Drive is more spacious and centrally located for customers throughout Anna Maria Island. Only one block from the beach and amid a thriving downtwon district its still a fun place to visit. Owner and pet nutritionist Kathy Splawn says, With more space for our organic dog food production, they can order whatever quantity they want. Before the move, Dogs for the Earth was portioning food to make sure all the dogs that depend on its quality would have food. Along with consistent readiness of Dogs For the Earth Organic Dehydrated or Frozen Dog Food, the wellness center now offers more natural products, including shampoos, Earth-friendly pest control, non-toxic toys and more. Tiffany, Dogs For Maria Island.

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24 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Prices sta rt at just $15/ho ur pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Ca pta in Don Meilne rHave fun c rs! Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 Kathleen DSailing Catamaran 941-870-4349 kathleend.net LETS GO SAILING! Departing from Holmes Beach & Bradenton Sunset Sail, Dolphin Watch, Egmont Key Excursion Gift Certicates sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. INSHORE AND NEARSHORE FISHING USCG LICENSED AND INSURED Got bait?Call Capt. Mike Greigs bait phone for reservations:941-323-7892 Whitebait Crabs Threadfin Pinfish Seedings, playoffs set for center sportsCenter basketball 11-13 division MVP JP Russo, 8-10 MVP Jack Groves and premier division MVP Phil Rottes accept trophies at the May 29 awards cer emony. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The regular season is in the books and the second season of playoffs are set to start in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult soccer league. Island Pest Control grabbed the top seed with a 7-1 record and will face 13 with the Island Cup the following night at 7 p.m. from Frank Agnelli in the victory. 3-2 in the second game of the night to overtake them in the standings and earn a higher playoff seed. Jeff Christianson scored two goals and Ryan Hogan added one to lead the offense, while the defense received eight saves from Troy Shonk to preserve the victory. 1st USA Plumbing received a goal each from Rico Beissert and Matt Kretzman. Tony Frudakis added an assist, while Pedro Gonzalez and Beissert each made eight saves while splitting time in goal. The last game of the evening saw Wash roll over the WFC offense, which also received one goal from BJ Grant and 13 saves from Mark Pennell in the victory. which also received an assist from Ed Moss and 20 saves from Josh Rio in the loss. Basketball playoffs underway The adult basketball league at the center also completed regular season play and now it was win or go home for the June 4 playoff startup. Top seed Island Sun now waits to see whether it faces Gator Man Pools or Southern Imaging Center awaits the winner of the Island Real Estate vs. Duncan Real Estate matchup in the opening game. Second-round games will be June 11, while the regular-season night of adult basketball action. Matt Ray points, 10 rebounds and three assists, while Brandon Kern added 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Jason assists to round out the scoring for Bowes Imaging. Island Real Estate, which also received 12 points and eight and three assists from Teegan Purtil in the loss. Sun nailed down the top seed by edging Southern Greens 55-51 in the second game of the evening. Andrew Terman scored 21 points and Chad Woods added 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists to lead the Sun, which also received 13 points and 10 rebounds from Eric Gledhill in the victory. Jordan Demers scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Robert Serrano added 14 points to lead Southern Greens in the loss. with 23 points, 13 rebounds and three assists from Aaron Dudkes carried Gator Man to an easy 70-54 victory over with 13 points, including three three-pointers to round points each from Craig Bores and Justin Jones paced Duncan in the loss. Center awards basketball teams, players ketball league has come to a close and these teams also are trying to stay alive in the win-or-go-home playoffs. The center also announced its end-of-season awards Josh Calhoun won the sportsmanship award and Tuna McCracken grabbed the defensive MVP award in the 8-10 division. Ava Zink was the female MVP and Jack Groves captured the overall MVP for the season. The 11-13 division sportsmanship award went to female MVP award. Trent Boring was named defensive MVP, while JP Russo was the overall MVP. The sportsmanship winner for the premier division went to Ryan Gilman with Taylor Wilson grabbing the female MVP award. Connor Field was defensive MVP and Phil Rottes was honored as overall MVP. Hooke sets new record Longtime Galati Yacht employee Mickey Hooke ran the seventh annual Spring Lake 5K on May 25 in Brooksoverall and break the previous event record by 17 seconds. this course, dubbed the toughest 5K in Florida. The course starts on an uphill, skinny and rooty dirt path before moving to the road for three steep, 1-mile hills division records for the course. Key Royale golf news In observance of Memorial Day, the club women played a red, white and blue nine-hole, individuallow-net golf match May 28. They teed up from the reds, whites or blues on predetermined holes and a good time was had by all at the Key Royale Club. place. Joyce Brown was alone in third at even-par 32. place. Terry Westby took third with a 1-under-par 31. Horseshoe news Ron Pepka teamed with two players to come away with two days of bragging rights in horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. It was dj vu all over again June 1 when he teamed up with Tim Sofran for bragging rights. Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 25 Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenFISHING & TOURING KAYAKS & ACCESSORIES! ANGLERS & BOATERS PERFORMANCE CLOTHING!Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayak Guides, Fishing Charters AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon June 5 10:03 2.4 3:25 1.1 5:35 0.0 June 6 12:39 1.4 10:33 2.5 3:57 1.2 6:13 -0.1 June 7 1:27 1.4 11:03 2.5 4:27 1.2 6:48 -0.2 June 8 2:07 1.4 11:33 2.5 4:27 1.2 6:48 -0.2 New June 9 2:40 1.4 12:06 2.6 5:27 1.3 7:55 -0.2 June 10 3:08 1.4 12:41 2.6 6:03 1.2 8:28 -0.2 June 11 3:35 1.4 1:19 2.5 6:46 1.2 9:03 -0.1 June 12 4:03 1.5 2:01 2.4 7:36 1.2 9:39 0.0 NEARSHORECapt. Noel Shaw | 941.538.2128 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Snapper season reopens The recreational red snapper season began June 1 in The state season is 44 days long and will be open July 15. long. 200 nautical miles. State and federal regulations require all commercial tools and dehooking devices. In Gulf state and federal waters, the minimum size limit.Despite windy conditions, fishing action remains hotBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains productive despite strong winds from the east this past weekend. Tarpon are moving steadily along the beaches waiting to be swarmed, while some 20 boats or more at a time the Sunshine Skyway Bridge are being reported. Pass are producing bites. Live shiners are proving lucrative, although a small pinearly morning and switch to soft plastics when the sun gets up higher in the sky. Capt. Warren Girle is targeting tarpon. Whether bridge, Girle is managing to get his clients connected with a silver king. situations. of Sarasota Bay. Catch-and-release snook as well as sloting and chumming, Girle is luring prey within casting range of the boat. Finally, on an adventure to offshore waters, Girle found success with mangrove snapper, permit and amber Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are being there in the early mornings. Pier and small shark. For the shark, a piece of fresh-cut jack a variety of baits. In the morning, Spanish mackerel are being caught. pompano while targeting macks with jigs. shrimp are the bait of choice, although small live shiners will do the job. and a little skill are managing to land big reds and a crabs will get you connected. Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle says to look for hungry catch-and-release snook around the passes and piers at night. Mattay is using a variety of baits, including catching snook up to 37 inches at night. main attraction. For live bait, shrimp or shiners will work. Finally, tarpon reports are coming in to the marina daily. Fish are being spotted around the passes and on the are being reported. catch-and-release snook have been feeding when the cur rent is moving. of gator trout landed in the past week. A lively shiner under a popping cork has drawn many of these snaggletoothed predators to the boat. Make the old school bobstrikes, says Howard. potholes. Chumming with shiners will draw strikes from Don Garber, visiting from New Jersey, hooked up a Girle. PLEASE SEE FISHING,

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26 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER FISHING Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Nor man-Ellis at Mike Nor man Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978ON BIMINI BAY IN ANNA MARIAINCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com Mike Norman Realty You get waterfront on both sides of this huge duplex with 2br/2ba and 2br/1ba, over 2,740 sq.ft. under AC. Wrap-around covered porch, a screened porch, two docks and a shing-gear shed. This unique property is a must see. $910,000. 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. This beautiful home boasts 4 bedrooms, one of which is an ef ciency suite with a kitchenette and separate entrance, along with two full bathrooms and two outside showers. In 2013, the interior was completely renovated with new tile oors, new paint and crown molding. The home is presently an R2 Duplex -zoned for weekly rentals -and features an extremely large heated built-in pool with spa. $747,500 LESS THAN 100 STEPS TO THE GULF! $555,000. HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 furnished condo, htd pool, tennis. $117,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/V ACA TION RENT ALS A.M.I. BEACHES REAL EST A TEOld Florida with a New Twist 941.567.5234 CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPE A.M.I. BEACHES REAL EST A TE 5702 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 Cell: 941-780-8000 Cindy@islandannamaria.com www.islandannamaria.com $248,000. $248,000. Compiled by Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at GulfBay Realty of Anna Maria, 941-778-7244. Island real estate transactions works towards high water and, conversely, as the tide Catch-and-release snook have been cooperating off the beaches and close to passes as they spawned on the full moon on May 24. Look for the snook to be in pods says. Looking forward, the tide will be high in the early showing off the beaches and in Tampa Bay. Look for the the schools of silver kings invade our waters, Howard says. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters also is or shiners for bait, Gross is connecting his clients to 150 pounds of silver fury. Average size this past week was 80-150 pounds. In the backcountry, Gross is catching slot and overslot size catch-and-release snook on live shiners. Gross pied while his clients cast their baits. Finally, spotted seatrout are on the Fishy Business menu. Gross is putting clients on slot-size trout on shiners free-lined behind the boat. Fish up to 24 inches are being caught, although, he says, most are in the slot of 15-20 inches. Send your fishing, sports, event news and photos to news@islander.org. Share the fun.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 27 SPOR TS I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE 2010 GOLDS GYM treadmill, excellent condi tion, $75, 100-pound barbell set, $35. Delivered to island driveway free. 941-778-1620. TWINS IZE QUI L TE D bedspread, $20 O B O 24-inch Magnavox TV, $20 OBO. Call 941-7379173. C OM PUTER 2.5 G Hz D E LL D imension 4550, refurbished, $65. 941-756-6728. TRAMPOLINE: OLYMPIC TRAINER, 36 springs, steel frame, like new with instruction book, $20. 941-792-0008. TREA DM I LL $95. HP copier/scanner/printer/fax, $40. New wi router, $20. All excellent. 941-7799781. DOG CRATE large, $25. Car-top carrier, $40. New twin air mattress, $15. Call 730-0444. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak ofce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 M arina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIA L PH O T OS of Anna M aria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com GARAGE SALES WOWIE ESTATE SALE 9-2, Thursday, June 6. Fur niture, total household and patio. 107 WILLOW, Anna Maria. ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon S aturday. D onations, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: The Centre Shops on L ongboat Key. 5380 G ulf of M exico D rive. 941-383-1901. HU G E S A L E! Furniture, antiques, unique items, artwork, ofce furniture. The Islander ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND MAROON CAMERA in case. Sentimental pictures. L ost on Anna M aria Island. Please, call 570-406-5891. PETS WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701. Turn the page for MORE Islander classieds FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classieds@islander.or g fax toll-free 1-866-3629821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS THE HIVE: G IFT S and arts. L ocally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, S outh African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/ WANTE D : W O RK O UT D V D s and XBox, Wii units with games for summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, HB. TERR Y HA Y E S REA L T O R. Premier S othebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com Discoverannamaria.com. SELECT SOCCER CAMP: Summer soccer training, two mornings per week, call Joey, D ivision 1 collegiate player. 941-504-8303. WANTE D : YO UR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, HB. Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Gulffront 2bed/2bath condo. This unit has it all: amazing, sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, elevator, pool and spa, covered parking, storage and great rental history. $749,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755. Skipper & Associates Inc.ISLAND REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS Skipper Vacation Rentals For all your real estate and vacation needs 301 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach, Fl. 34217 941-379-2333 or 941-227-1014 SkipperVacationRentals.com SkipperRealEstate.com The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 5311 Sunrise LaneNew construction! One-of-a-kind 4br/3.5ba throughout. Call for details. $2,199,000 110 10th Street SPossibilities abound for this bayfront location with dock in the heart of Bradenton Beach. $990,000790 North Shore Drive Adorable vintage cottage on the north end of Anna Maria Island. Steps to the beach. $589,000 11 Palm Harbor DriveOpen and bright, this lovely home is tucked in a quiet enclave just a short walk to the beach! $519,000 SOLD! SOLD! SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com OPEN HOUSE 726 Key Royale Drive 1-3 pm Sunday, June 9 3/2 with full views of Bimini Bay. Deep-water protected access and fantastic sunsets. CALL JOSH PETITT Keller Williams Realty on the Water

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28 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t ANSWERS TO JUNE 5 PUZZLE SERVICES Continued CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-5456688. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-565-3935. CLEANING RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-7564570. PROFESSIONAL CLEANER FOR hire: Reliable, trustworthy and honest with reasonable nonhourly rate. 813-295-5000 please, leave message. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can x it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Call Socko: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service since 1987. Call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. MASSAGE BY NADIA more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria Anderson & Associates InsuranceYour Island Insurance Specialist WORKING TO SAVE YOU MONEY941-729-7355 TRANSPORTATION 2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup, green, 4-clynder, 5-speed, 74,000 miles. Excellent condition $8,500. Great gas mileage, AC, stereo radio. Call 941-778-1620. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boat orida. weebly.com. HELP WANTED AMI BEACH RESORT needs part-time property manager for daytime shift, weekends included. Computer and people skills required. Please, fax resume to 863-324-7241. TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players for all kitchen positions and cashiers. Experience required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please, come in for an application. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. NICOLE AND HALLIES babysitting, pet sittingwalking. Red Cross certi ed, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981. AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Evenings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certi ed. AMI or NW Bradenton. Brittany, 941-465-6748. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE 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: Con dential and professional. Home aid, companionship, basic nursing. Call Alexandra Keller, 941-524-9900. PERSONAL CARE In-home assistance needed for elderly gentleman in Holmes Beach, part time. Medical background and certi cation required. Please, email your contact information with summary of background to: brad tz@metrocast.net or call 916-813-7824. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. 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. SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet TAKE US HOME! This pair of senior cocker spaniels is looking for a loving, happy home! Gorgeous and sweet, these two boys had a bit of a rough time and wound up at the county shelter. They are family and should be adopted together. The Islander for more information about the cockers and other adoptable pets. 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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 29 Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES A V AILABLE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. 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No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG LAWN & GARDEN Continued JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LAWNCARE FOR HOLMES Beach. Recently retired caretaker, experienced with references. Contact digoerlitz@yahoo.com or call 570-6501160. LANDSCAPING 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. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-7484711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941447-6747. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, of ce. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, berglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-2048822. RANDYS PAINT AND Drywall: Carpentry, screens and all your household maintenance. 941-4652062. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further information, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@aol.com. 2BR WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE with boat slip. Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer. No pets. Six months plus. $950/month, furnished, $1,050/month, unfurnished. Call 941720-7519. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-6200901. ANNUAL RENTAL: HISTORIC 4BR/3BA house, west of Gulf Drive. $2,400/month. 107 Beach Ave., Anna Maria. 941-794-8202. WINTER 2013-14: 2BR/2BA ground level with carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to Gulf. Luxurious, updated, must see! Anna Maria. 941-565-2373. ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA: 4413 99th St. W. (at Cortez Road). Quiet neighborhood next to Mt.Vernon 55-plus community. Washer/dryer, tile oors, security doors, yard maintenance provided. Utilities not included. $850/month/$850 deposit. No pets. Call 941-896-2909 to view. 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30 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued S EA SO NA L O R WEEK LY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. ANNUA L RENTA L : 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach, half block to bay. Cathedral ceilings and tile throughout. Cable, water, trash included. $975/month. 941-730-6349. SIX-MONTH RENTAL on the north end of Anna M aria Island. 2BR/2BA, available July 1, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014. Call for more information. An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320. S EA SO NA L O R ANNUA L S arasota bayfront. 2BR/2BA, pool. $2,000 month. G ulf view, 3BR/2BA, $2,000 month. For information, 703587-4675, bayrest@hotmail.com. RENTALS Continued ANNUA L RENTA L : N O RTHWE S T Bradenton: 3BR/2BA private home with a heated pool and fenced backyard. Tile and carpet, granite counter tops, two-car garage, covered patio, lake views, washer/dryer hookups. Lawn and pool care provided. S mall dog considered. Close to Robinson Preserve. $1,600/month. First, last, security. G ulf Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. ANNUAL RENTAL: Brand-new 3BR/3BA apartment on Pine Avenue. $1,700 month. Call Sato Real Estate Inc., 941-778-7200 or email rentals@ satorealestate.com M artinique: 2BR/2BA, G ulf views. M onthly through D ecember, well priced. C. Pedota, Big Fish Real Estate, 941-284-2598. VACATI O N T O WNH O U S E 2BR, pool, boat dock. $550 wk. Call 941-356-1456. REAL ESTATE PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. WERE LO W, L I S TIN GS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call L ynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104. F L A M IN GO CA Y IN Waterbird Way. O n canal with boat and lift. O ne level, 2BR/2BA, pool access, remodeled, furnished. $210,000. 573216-0572. D IRECT G U L FFR O NT C O N DO : Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-962-8220. P OOL H OM E 4BR/2BA, 2-car garage, minutes to beach. No homeowner fees. Vacant, move-in ready. Upgraded roof, ooring, windows and more. $219,000 by owner/Realtor. 941-356-1456. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbable lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. RARE DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT CANALFRONT W/POOL island location. Tons of charm. GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, LOWEST PRICE ON ISLAND Remodeled to perfection! SABAL PALMS LUXURY AT ITS FINEST!! STEPS TO THE BEACH! GREAT RATES, RESERVE IT NOW! Come see us on Historic Bridge Street for all your Real Estate and Vacation Needs. Come see us on Historic Bridge Street for all your Real Estate and Vacation Needs. Edgewatervacationhomes.com | Edgewaterrealestateami.com 941-778-8104 ~ 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach PERFECT INVESTMENT! 2/1 & 1/1 duplex. New carpet/paint. Short walk to beach. Call Sharon, 941-778-8104 CONDO 2 BD/1BTHGreat Location Must See! $1000/month Call Adam, 941-778-8104 ANNUAL RENTALPERICO BAY CLUB TOWNHOUSE2Mstr Sts, Loft, Water View Furnished Lynn Zemmer $229,900 941-730-1294 Come to see us on Historic Bridge Street!PERICO BAY CLUB 3/2 VILLAGorgeous & Rarely Available! Must See. $289k. 941-730-1294 FEATURED VACATION RENTAL NEW LISTING KEY ROYALE CUSTOM CANAL HOMENew Kitchen 3/3, Open, Pool Fireplace $679,900. Call Sharon, 941-778-8104 Check out our online vacation rental catalog on Anna Maria Island and at Herons Watch, Bradenton. www.Florida-Dreams.com We speak English, German, French and Hungarian Call the Neelys. 941.809.5565 941.807.6220 cellwithmelandbarb.com 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599 Were looking for offers FURNISHED TRIPLEX One 1BR/1BA, two 2BR/1BA. Just reduced: $970,000 Adorable cottage on Duplex lot, new roof, tile oors $315,000 mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTOR* Understanding Professional DedicatedLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217HB beautiful canal home, 3/3, 2,000 sf living space. Motivated seller. Reduced: $579,000. HOLMES BEACH

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32 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER TRadewinds Beach Resort Tortug a Beach Resort1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217David Teitelbaum 941-812-4226 Liz Codola 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 342161325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 Buyers prefer Tortuga Beach Resort & Tradewinds Beach Resort. Some of the most in demand properties on Anna Maria Island Florida are located at the Tortuga & Tradewinds Beach Resorts in Bradenton Beach. ese tropically furnished, spacious apartments are the best on the Island with all the amenities of luxury resort hotels. Both resorts are professionally managed and are expertly maintained by their condominium associations. e average occupancy & average rate statistics show both resorts out-performining the market by a wide margin. Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092www.tropicisleinn.com1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 342171-877-867-8842www.tortugainn.com 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124www.seasideresort.com 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716www.tradewinds-resort.comMaking Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at our new Tortuga Beach Pergola, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a cour tesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again & again. Trip Advisor ranked #1 & #2 Resorts on Anna Maria Island The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go.Luxurious two-bedroom two -bathroom condominimums. 1,400 s/f from $375,000Now is an excellent time to purchase a beautiful resale apartment in this gorgeous beach-to-bay condominium-hotel. e amenities include: a beautiful private beach on the Gulf of Mexico, private boat dock with slips on lovely Sarasota Bay; direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, three pools, a spa, lush tropical gardens and charming Old Florida Style.Luxurious one-bedroom one-bathroom condominimums.. 380 540 s/f from $149,000An award-winning Old Florida complex, perfectly situated between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A private street lined with Palm trees and pastel cottages creates a magical setting lled with tropical owers. Each apartment tropically furnished to provide relaxed comfort and stylish island living. A spacious pool set at the edge of Sarasota Bay and adjoining shing pier. ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast 941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com Bistro Bouillabaisse, Famous Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Prosciutto-Wrapped Chillean Sea Bass with Saffron Beurre Blanc



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AsTheWorld Terns The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Island happenings Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPA AMI Chamber of Commerce Medium Business of the Year Meetings Op-Ed Wildlife warrior. Page 14 AME class of 2013. Page 12VOLUME 21, NO. 31 JUNE 5, 2013 FREE Streetlife PLEASE SEE TOURISM PAGE 3 WINNERS!Check www. islander. org for readers poll results Anna Maria reviewing cell tower bids. Page 2 HB planning and zoning to review parking ordinance. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Guest opinion. Page 8 Mediation on Mainsail dispute this month. Page 9 Community events, announcements, calendar. Page 10 Islander calendar: What to do. Page 10 Scholars, grads, cuts. Pages 12-13 HBPD chief calls for more crosswalks. Page 19 Island police blotter. Page 20 heats up. Pages 24-25 PLEASE SEE MEMORIAL DAY, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE FISHING PAGE 3 HB unplugs music. Page 5 Fishing lesson: Be alert, do no harmBy Bonner Joy The scene plays out too often, according to Jeannie Bystrom, who lives on Bimini Bay across the waterway from a small spoil island that serves as a rookery for a number of species of birds. Too often she sees birds injured by a for themselves. A year ago, Bystrom and some friends managed to post some signs to advise anglers of the danger to birds who become hooked or signs would alert boaters to be on the lookout for birds in the rookery. become entangled in yards and yards of line ping their wings until they die a horrible death by hanging, she said. She had seen too many birds entangled in the mangrove trees to sit idle. With help from some friends, they posted their signs on a waterway post with a marker to aid navigation. The post was conveniently located within a few feet of the spoil island in The signs alert anglers to take caution and to climb a tree if need be to save an entangled bird. marine deputies on orders from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission because the agency requires a sign permit. Bystrom also learned her sign would not be permitted. Bystrom spotted a pelican in distress April 8 through her telescope. It looked perfectly normal, just sitting on a branch. I could see in the scope he had a hook branches, but he was low in the tree. As soon as I paddled up, he took off and fell in the water standing on. He was tangled in line and it also was wrapped in the trees, she said. Bystrom got the hook out, and took the bird applied a wound treatment. away. He took off from my dock and went right back to the rookery, Bystrom said. I love happy endings. line. Another dead bird was found in April and again last week at the small rookery in Bimini Bay near Galati Marines outer docks. Islander Photo: Jeannie BystromIsland resorts report summer looks strongMemorial Day bustlesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Local law enforcement reported one of the busiest Memorial Day weekends in memory, but despite the large crowds converging on island beaches, the long weekend was a safe one. Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said Coquina and Cortez beaches were the most crowded he has ever seen, but reported no major incidents. The beaches were packed to capacity, said Speciale said there were no major crime incidents to report. We had a couple of calls on lost kids, which happens during a busy beach weekend, incidents. It was much of the same for Holmes Beach and Manatee Public Beach, according to Holmes Beach crowds such as this one at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will be common this summer, according to island accommodation owners, who are forecasting a banner summer season. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Fresh from a winter season that was by many accounts the best ever, Anna Maria Island accommodation owners and managers are preparing for a strong summer season. last year at this time, said David Teitelbaum, owner of four resorts in Bradenton Beach. About 70 percent of our summer business is repeat, and when the visitor checks out one year, they make a reservation for the following year, he noted. Teitelbaum said the Memorial Day weekend was packed at his four resorts, and there has been no drop-off in June reservations. Usually May is a bit slow, but the Memorial Day holiday weekend was tremendous. In fact, May was one of our best ever, Teitelbaum said. And June reservations are ahead of last year. The summer season begins in earnest July 4, which this year is a Thursday, he said. for that weekend. Most people will take a fourcoming to Anna Maria Island that weekend to Teitelbaum said. After July 4, business picks up dramatically, as August is the traditional month Florida families take a beach vacation, he noted. reservations and there are a lot of advance Teitelbaum predicted. Eric Cairns, owner of Cedar Cove Resort in Holmes Beach, agreed. His business was great over Memorial Day weekend and summer reservations July 4 through August are 12 percent above last year at this time. And last year was our best ever, he said. already taken 12 reservations for either July or August. should make their reservations now for August, rather than wait, Cairns said. For a beachfront accommodation, I tell book now, and many do. In fact, some book two years ahead, just to make sure they have that same room and view. ing in July and August. Reservations, however, are coming fast, he noted. We try to work with anyone who calls in Page 23

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JUNE SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer. job keeping everybody safe. There were no major incidents. There were lots of people on the beach having good family fun. Both Speciale and Tokajer said their departments wrote a lot of parking tickets over the weekend, citing illegal parking as the biggest problem of what appeared to be a record-setting holiday weekend on the island. place there during the weekend. MEMORIAL DAY Anna Maria cell tower bids come under reviewBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter posals to build a cell tower on city property. Welch previously reviewed the submittals, but comcompany owned by Anna Maria property owner and attorney Stacey Frank. Most of the discussion centered around the height of the proposed towers and the payments offered. Ridan sweetened its offer when representative Jim Eatrides, who attended the meeting, said the company details could be worked out in negotiations, he said. Committee members Tom Aposporos, a former city commissioner, and former Mayor Mike Selby were concerned about what company would actually sign the lease with the city. Each company has various entities operat ing that would handle construction and other phases. Selby wanted to ensure that the company submitting the RFP would be the company signing the lease. Another issue was height. Eatrides said the minimum the tower. the novelty wore off, Eatrides said, people hardly noticed the tower. He said that with consolidations, mergers and buyouts of cellular companies, he anticipated no more than four companies would share a tower in Anna Maria. Welch said the city would like the tower at city hall, board court or the horseshoe pits. Members Tom Crane, Aposporos and Selby agreed to email any questions they have on the RFPs to Welch, who will solicit answers. June 10, to discuss their inquiries and to prioritize the three companies for presentations to the city commission at its June 13 meeting. Welch said the committee needs to know from the commission if it wants the committee to negotiate the lease, or if the commission prefers to undertake the negotiations. In any event, city attorney Jim Dye would need to be present for negotiations, Welch said. Although the city established its cell tower ordinance in 2002, no companies applied to construct a tower until earlier this year, after consultant Rusty Monroe rewrote the Anna Maria Island Community Center, but the center center asked to amend its lease to accommodate a tower, commissioners opted for a tower at city hall. Commissioner Gene Aubry resparked a call for a cell tower, citing the safety issue of not being able to get Welch recalled an incident several years ago involvphone in north Anna Maria were unsuccessful because cell service was unavailable. Chief to chiefA retirement party for former Holmes Beach Chief of Police Dale Stephenson, left, was May 31 at Eat Here restaurant, Holmes Beach. Former co-workers, friends, family and appreciative residents and business owners attended. West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price winds up his toast to Stephenson with a few WMFR signature gift items and praise for Stephensons 26 years with the Holmes Beach department. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 3 ENJOY 11:30-9 941.778.5092 FEAST ON THIS.... ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SHRIMP $21 The Feast Restaurant LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS 5337Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island 941.779.1000 NEW MENU!HAPPY HOURFood & Cocktails 3-6 NEW MENU! Got Buttah? LOBSTAHSSEAFOOD | STEAKS | PASTA | COCKTAILS BURGERS | WINGS | HOT DOGS | PIZZA MAINE LOBSTER TAIL!COMPLETE LUNCH OR DINNERMon-Thu $14 FISHING Sign help sought Jeannie Bystroms signs in the waterway alongside a bird rookery in Bimini Bay adjacent to Galati Marine were removed, but new signs soon may be installed to alert anglers to wildlife. Islander Courtesy Photo However, when she returned to the rookery to remove concluded. The scenario was repeated Memorial Day weekend, and Bystrom boated over to the rookery, climbed a mangrove tree and released a brown pelican whose legs were and released two entangled pelicans at the rookery. A conversation in April by phone and email moved through the FWC, back and forth between The Islander right direction. lated sign and the post, and said she would make inquiries as to how the agency might post a warning sign near the rookery. It then moved to Ryan Moreau of the waterway management unit, who offered some suggestions for signage at the rookery. Bystrom is working with Moreau on appropriate language to encourage anglers to be responsive and responsible stewards of the rookery. Meanwhile, she stays on alert, saving one bird at a time. On June 2, Jeannie Bystrom found two pelicans in the Bimini Bay rookery, one of them tangled in this lure, hook and line and was able to free them both. We know how much people want to be on the island, he said. There are always some families and vacationers that come to Anna Maria Island on impulse, said Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce vice president Deb Wing. or just an overnight accommodation, Wing said. from members about advance reservations for the summer, and most said May was much better than the TOURISM past. For the August vacationer, Wing suggests getting on the telephone now or sending an email now to get a reservation. All indications are August is going to be a banner opinion, if May is any indication, the summer season is going to be way above average, Wing predicted. Inn in Holmes Beach, said reservations for July and August have been coming at a good and steady pace. nights remaining in July and August. Rebecca Barnett of AMI Vacations said summer visitors might have better luck if they plan a minimum week-long stay. We have a few vacation rentals left in July and August. They are going fast, but they are nice accom modations, she said. Deb Meihls of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau was pleased to learn of the visitor boom to the island for Memorial Day weekend and the coming summer. old Florida destination that families and others seeking peace and quiet are looking for. People everywhere now realize what a great family vacation this is. Even people who just want to get away Maria Island that brings them, and they keep coming back, she said. Accommodation assistance The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is ready to help visitors to Anna Maria Island who arrive without a reservation and are unable to locate suitable accommodations.

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4 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDERBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen is now with the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeals, although no date to hear the case has been set. Peelen, represented by Flor ida League of Cities attorney Jay Daigneault, filed the appeal March claim she is immune from a libel suit while in the performance of her duties as a commissioner. an email newsletter sent by Peelen to some of her con stituents in which she named John Agnelli Jr., instead of his son Frank, as a contributor to incumbent commissioners. code board more than once, gave $500 to each incumbent. Agnelli sued on the grounds he was libeled by Peelen, that his reputation harmed and he has lost busiUpdated HB parking ordinance heads to plannersBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Holmes Beach city planner Bill Brisson presented a draft ordinance to commissioners at a May 30 work session that tightens parking requirements for new restaurants. Commissioners previously pro vided a consensus to change the parking ordinance from one-parking-space-perindoor seats for any new restaurants in Holmes Beach. The change reverts the ordinance back to language before it was changed in 2010 by a previous commission to create a more business-friendly environment. The proposed changes will only apply to restaurants and assembly hall-type structures. Brisson said the draft ordinance he presented contained only the changes the commissioners wanted. Commissioners discussed in length how the ordinance would apply to outdoor dining. Currently, there are no limits placed on parking for outdoor seating. Commisa desire to have that changed. Brisson said he could add language to the ordinance, but it would then have to go before the planning commission because it would be a change to the land develop ment code. Brisson suggested commissioners address outdoor dining when the commission updates the LDC. When you update the LDC, there are a lot of gaps in the code and it has been that way for years, he said. Grossman suggested the new language state outdoor dining areas may have eight seats without parking requirements. Anything after that would have to adhere to the same requirements as indoor dining we are proposing, which would be one parking space for every three seats. Brisson said he would need a consensus. Commismissioner David Zaccagnino, who has opposed changes to the parking requirements. Commissioners have sought changes to help alleviate parking problems, but Zaccagnino said the changes lems. Commissioners also agreed to send the ordinance with the proposed changes to the planning commission without reviewing them. See related restaurant parking story online at www. islander.org Brisson MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach TATIVE Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941. Manatee County Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest referendum, Holmes Beach City Hall. erendum. Trail Sarasota. Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@ islander.org.Holmes Beach police to crack down on illegal street parking Parked vehicles line Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach between the sidewalk and the road at Easter, before the city posted no parking signs on the north side of the road. Islander File Photo By Mark Young Islander Reporter Memorial Day weekend on the island proved to be ing to the beaches. At times, traffic to the island was reported to be backed up all the way to the intersection of Manatee Parking on Anna Maria Island for beachgoers is always an issue, but never more challenging during certain times of the year than a holiday weekend. With limited parking opportunities, comes a mindframe for some motorists to park in any open space, even where A popular spot to do just that is along Manatee Bay Drive intersection into the public beach. According to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, enforcing illegal parking is going to be taken seriously as a safety issue. This weekend was very bad, Tokajer told commis(Avenue), but people were not just parking on the right of way, they were parking on the sidewalks and in the bike lanes. Tokajer said that forces pedestrians and bicyclists into the road and that is an unacceptable safety issue. Every single person received a parking ticket, said Tokajer. We wanted to make it clear that there is no parking on this side of the road. People were saying they Commissioner David Zaccagnino said part of the problem is that people coming to visit the island view it like going to a Bucs or Rays game. They look at it like knowing they have a parking spot for the day. Tokajer is recommending additional no parking signs, but also wants to add signage that the right of way on the north side of Manatee Avenue will be a tow-away zone. I think if people understand that they could return couple of hundred dollars to get it back, that would be a good deterrent, he said. Commissioners agreed, saying they liked the idea, and also suggested looking at a way to increase parking Tokajer suggested a step system where a second ticket would cost substantially more, but said a tow-away zone ignoring that law are putting lives in jeopardy. Tokajer said his department also will begin enforcing other state laws such as no parking within 25 feet of an intersection or crosswalk. close to a stop sign or crosswalk and it becomes a safety concern, he said.Agnelli v. Peelen awaits hearing in appeals court In February, Peelen asked Circuit Court Judge Diana Moreland to dismiss the case on the grounds she was suits. Moreland, however, ruled against Peelen, stating that defamatory statements concerning John Agnelli Jr. and her position as city commissioner is lacking in the abovestyled action. to the 2nd DCA, where the matter now sits. An appeals court clerk said she had no instructions from the justices to schedule a hearing. Agnelli has asked for a minimum of $15,000 in damages in his suit. Bradenton attorney Peter Mackey represents him. Peelen Tokajer Socializing The Islander has an active Facebook community you would like to join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook. 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Mayor Carmel Monti noted that even language in the music contains varying language that allows up to 110 We need more consistency and I feel like it needs more discussion, said Monti. We are the worst offenders by allowing the park to broadcast at 110 decibels. Commission Chair Jean Peelen brought to light that We just never enforced it, she said. Tokajer said he needed guidance in how to enforce the noise ordinance because it does not address times, decibel levels or a form of measuring distance from a complainant to the offending source of noise. enforced and, if not, then you need to change it. Petruff suggested she and the chief work together be challenged in court. Monti said he would like to see the commission start from scratch. We are dealing with an archaic system, he said. We need to have consistencies and agreement. We need a clean slate and create an ordinance to deal with noise. Commissioner Judy Titsworth said her goal is likely similar to other Holmes Beach citizens. offenders. My goal is to quiet us down. events, which often feature live bands up to 10 p.m., the allowed time in the ordinance. Titsworth said a problem with continuing to handle noise on complaint-by-complaint basis is that enforcement becomes picking and choosing between one business and another when everybody should have to follow the same rules. Peelen said it appeared there was a consensus that the noise ordinance needs to be updated, but said too many opinions from commissioners would dilute the process. She suggested the mayor, Tokajer and Petruff work together to present solutions to the commission. But all the rules of the current ordinance will be enforced until changes are made, said Monti. Tokajer asked if enforcing the limit on outdoor ampliThe announcement affects the owner of Barefoot Tiki mission to ask for a change in the land development code Heslop said the business, 5704 Marina Drive, has found new life since introducing live music in January. She said without the music, she would likely have to close the doors to the property after 20 years of trying to give it purpose. I come to you on bent knee to ask for your support, she said. According to public comment, the majority of complaints about the Barefoot Tiki Bar are coming from one person. Monti said he would take a closer look at the comuntil permanent changes are made. Scotts Garage Band performs in April in the gazebo at the Holmes Beach city hall at an event Cityfest sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the city in celebration of the citys heritage. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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6 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) JUNE 5, 2013 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion YourHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. The preferred method is to send letters by e-mail to news@islander.org or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander. org. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,500 users with updates daily. Like us online.Priorities Memorial Day weekend was beautiful with low humidity, clear skies and absolutely perfect beach weather. the north end of Sarasota Bay. The tide was going out, In order to overcome the outgoing tide, the throttle was almost fully engaged in our 17-foot boat with a 115-horsepower motor. Yet, as I looked toward Coquina Beach, the area where a young child lost his life a few weeks ago, I saw a woman reading, entranced in a magdren swimming in the water. I had grave concerns for those preschool children. Why, with all the law enforcement boats that I saw, endangerment charges? This drowning (and it will happen) will rest on the busy pulling over a boat to verify it has a working horn, Really? Where are their priorities? Lois Huntington, Holmes BeachDo we really want more? After a beach walk Memorial Day weekend, I must complain that Elliott Falcione of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mary Ann Brockman of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, David Teitelbaum of all those resorts, Ed Chiles of all those restaurants et al., and Carol Whitmore and her fellow Manatee County Commissioners, are apparently falling well short of their responsibilities. My wife and I observed at least two places on the beach where the canopies and beach blankets full of visitors were not twoand three-deep, and farther north on the shore, there were even unoccupied spaces of several feet in length between the visitors. A beachwalker could almost manage a few steps between clusters of beachgoers We obviously need to redouble our marketing efforts at once! As long as there is a human being on the planet who has not yet been lured to Anna Maria Island, nesses. We are losing market share, admits Falcione, if Lauderdale and Malibu and Honolulu get the jump on to work harder to make this place the ultimate tourist destination, no matter how unpleasant this makes of complainers anyway.) be made, tourists to entice, still more cars to clog our roads! What are we waiting for? John Scott, Holmes BeachFlotsam and jetsam law. The terms have legal consequences as far as marine salvage goes. Jetsam is part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo that is the load in distress and that sinks or washes ashore. Lagan is cargo lying on the bottom of the ocean, sometimes marked by a buoy, which can be reclaimed. for which there is no hope of reclaiming. Years ago, we often referred to debris on the beach ing how items washed up, of course, but we blamed the after for any trash on the beach. it. By purpose or by accident, there seems no end to on the beaches and along any of the mangrove-covered shoreline that this far survives development. to wildlife. revered for its feeding habits, diving on prey, quickly settling and draining the water from its pouch, then stealing the bait from a hook and line in the water at thing you know, the angler has hooked a big bird with remove the hook and spare the bird a horrible death. Birds and other marine life ingesting or entangled So be responsible anglers and be prepared to save a

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 7Headlines from the June 4, 2003, issue of The IslanderTemps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall May 26 66 89 0 May 27 65 92 0 May 28 71 93 0 May 29 72 92 0.02 May 30 72 93 0 May 31 73 92 0.53 June 1 75 87 0.7 Average area Gulf water temperature 83.324-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Opinion Your Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The the best way lishing and We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago passenger in the plane, Robert Duncan, 28, of Bradenton, also was killed. Witnesses said Mora, 37, was doing loops when a wing collapsed, dropping the two men and the aircraft about 100 feet into the water. Efforts to revive the men were unsuccessful. disfavor with the prospect of a new ordinance that would raise the height of new building construction from 37 said the mean high-water mark in the city varied as much as 12 feet and new construction might not conform to 37 foot-mark as established by the city. Management Entity for Gulf Drive recommended the city commission approve a proposal to remove about 40 signs from the Gulf Drive right of way. Most of the to sign clutter, the police chief said. Were in the process of packing, packing, packing! After 21 years in the same Holmes Beach shopping center, were moving. Were cleaning ready to dish up the best news on Anna Maria Island for another decade or two from a groovy new location. The Islander will be at its present location for another week, but look for us at 5604-B Marina Drive, across from the library, on June 10. Oh, and stop by and check out our sale at 5404 Marina Drive, before the move. before the move. Center announces summer camp plans The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host summer camp June 10-Aug. 14. The center charges a $15 registration fee, a $30 membership fee plus costs to attend camp sessions. Discounts are available for pre-payment. There are no camp sessions July 4, Aug. 15 and Campers sign up by the week and by sessions each week. $35. Chuck E. Cheese, $25. trip to a bowling alley, $25. ium, $35, plus preand post-camp sessions. of Science and Industry in Tampa. World, $30. Zoo, $35. Glazer Museum, $30. Kids had fun and learned to sail at the Anna Maria Island Community Center 2012 summer camp. Islander File Photos

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8 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER By Ed Hunzeker Manatee County Administrator before the June 18 referendum, you should begin with several facts. First, know county government is now paying for community health care costs to the tune of about $24 matching Medicaid payment to the state, mental health and substance abuse treatment and to partially reimburse local hospitals and physicians for the care provided to the working poor in our community. A second important point to consider is that we already pay for these costs using about $14 million a health care fund that currently sits at about $20 million. For the better part of 30 years, Manatee County has had the good fortune to supplement its local health care costs with a fund that came about when the county sold Manaquality health care access in Manatee. With very few options, the commission opted to allow that can only be spent on community health care costs. A family of two with an annual income of $40,000-$50,000 IRS tables. enough to cover all indigent health care costs, so the Opinion GuestThe truth about Manatees proposed sales tax hikeespecially for homeowners on the island. for any local homeowner, but they also will mean Manatee County no longer has one of the higher county property doubt make Manatee County more attractive to businesses allow more local families to qualify for home mortgages diversify revenues, which could easily improve its credit ratings. That means better interest rates with which to borrow for necessary projects, such as replacing our aging public safety radio system. another two years. notice with higher property rates. Several have said the county should simply wait for the federal health care overhaul to be implemented in hopes that it will cover these costs. If that were to happen, we have to assume that Congress will appropriate federal shown no inclination to help the president carry out his plans for health care. Even if Washington gets its act together, the Florida Legislature was clear that its not not willing to take. If we eventually discover that community health care be reduced or eliminated by a simple majority vote of the county commission. And the money can only be spent We are not trying to grow government as some have suggested. In fact, if approved by voters, the total cost to water and sewer will be lower than neighboring counties. There is no increase in government spending as a We are planning into the future to assure the quality Note: Readers can learn more about the June 18 referendum by attending a 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, meeting at Holmes Beach City Hall, where Hunzeker will discuss the county commissions proposed half-cent sales tax increase and tax breaks for new businesses, or online at www.mymanatee.org/halfcent.Island meeting June 5 on proposed sales tax increase The public is invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Holmes Beach City Hall to Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker will discuss the proposals and answer questions. County Commissioners John Chappie and Carol Whitmore Along with Hunzeker, Manatee Memorial Hospiton Area Economic Development Council president Sharon Hillstrom will speak on the proposals. The proposals will come before voters on a referendum ballot Tuesday, June 18. Early voting on the referendum is available June 8-15. HB legal fees exceed budgetBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Due to the legal action filed in 2012 by Holmes to be over budget by $35,000. According to records from the Holmes Beach city treasurer, city attorney Patricia Petruff has billed the which eventually resulted in a compromise settlement and dismissal by Holmes Beach. total legal fees from Petruff have $12,582.31 per month. The $88,000 figure already is spent by the city on legal fees in its At the current rate, the legal fees The action against Bradenton city quit-claimed 27th Street to the Sandpiper Resort. The Holmes Beach city commission sent Bradenton Beach a letter protesting the quit-claim, but voted to take no legal action because of the cost involved. along the boundary with Holmes Beach following the quit-claim, but in 2011, then-Holmes Beach Commissioner John Monetti complained to commissioners that the Sandpiper was building a fence along its 27th Street boundary with Holmes Beach that restricted beach access for those residents on the Holmes Beach side. Monetti said then that he owned property on the Holmes Beach side of the fence. The Sandpiper denied the fence restricted access, noting pedestrians could access 27th Street to walk to Gulf Drive and across to the beach. Efforts to settle the dispute between the two mayors at that time were unsuccessful, and Holmes Beach commissioners voted 3-1 in 2012 to pursue a legal settlement. Commissioner Pat Morton cast the lone dissenting vote, while Monetti recused himself. The result of the legal action was the bill of 2012-13, and a mediated settlement that ensured Holmes Beach residents could access 27th Street on the east side of Gulf Drive through the unlocked gate, much the same as the Sandpiper provided before the legal dispute. Before litigation, Petruff had suggested the mayors of the two cities attempt to settle the issue peacefully. When that proved impossible, she advised the commission that legal action would be costly, but she would follow the wishes of the commission. Commissioners ignored the advice and voted to proceed with legal action. Monti Petruff PLEASE SEE LEGAL FEES,

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 9 LEGAL FEES www.thebeachshopboutique.com Our biggest sale of the year!50 % OFF EVERYTHING* *ALMOST! sale ends June 10 BEACHSHOP The We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Our biggest sale of the year! We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Send your travel pics to news@islander.org. The Island Cabana $1250$16Also featuring select Shaw Plush & Textured Carpet @ $1650 Serving the island since 1998 Also featuring select Shaw Plush & Textured Carpet @ Mainsail mediation planned tentatively this monthBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Holmes Beach city attorney Patricia Petruff said May 28 that a tentative start date for the Mainsail Lodge-city mediation hearing is June 21. Petruff told commissioners at the city meeting that she, Mainsail attorney Robert Lincoln and Special Magistrate Steven Seibert are available that day. She previously said the hearings could take as many as two to three days and attempted to schedule back-toback days for the hearings, but scheduling between the three parties did not work out. Petruff said the hearing would tentatively begin June 21, but she also scheduled July 24-25 as backup days should the hearing need to be continued. sail with the city April 18 asking that a March vote to revoke the Mainsail site plan be rescinded. In the petition, Lincoln accuses the city of violating its own procedures in revoking the site plan, saying that not the commission. Mayor Carmel Monti supported the ongoing effort to improve upon the site plan and continue with construction plans to build lodging, a restaurant and other district at Gulf and Marina drives. Commissioner David Zaccagnino and Chair Jean Peelen also supported the effort, but Commissioners Marvin Grossman, Pat Morton and Judy Titsworth opposed the plan and backed a motion by Grossman to development code. Act, which allows a property owner to seek relief from use. The city has met its obligations in responding to the petition by scheduling a start date for the proceedings. ing will be for Seibert to sit down with both sides and determine if mediation is possible. If not, the quasi-judicial phase will begin and Seibert will make a decision based on the facts at hand. Either side retains the right to take the matter up in 27th Street dispute ending? A conclusion to the ongoing legal battle between Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and the Sandpiper Mobile Home Resort, which shares a southern bound That conclusion has been promised for months, but Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach agreed last month to end the dispute with Holmes Beach dismissing its claim without prejudice, meaning the city reserves the Bradenton Beach commissioners debated whether to accept that clause of the agreement for some time but, in the spirit of cooperation, agreed to the terms. Sandpiper mobile home park attorney Chuck Webb did not agree, however, and the settlement was delayed. Sandpiper and Bradenton Beach are named as co-defendants in the lawsuit. Petruff said May 28 that Webb would not agree to the settlement terms unless Holmes Beach agreed to dismiss its suit with prejudice. Petruff said she needed a consensus from the commissioners to split the settlement to be without prejudice for Bradenton Beach and with prejudice for Sandpiper. Commissioners agreed to the terms. Peelen, a former owner at Sandpiper until April 4 when she sold her mobile home, said she understood the concern after speaking with the president of the resort. The concern of Sandpiper is that there is an election every year and an election could bring back the same Petruff said she would draft the joint settlement agreement and send the paperwork to all parties. If signed, the long-standing dispute will end. The dispute began in 2008 with Bradenton Beach agreeing to a quitclaim deed for Sandpiper. Holmes Beach objected to the move, but did not take action until 2011 when Sandpiper installed fences, locks and private property signs to block beach access to the park. Efforts to reach Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti for comment on the mounting legal fees were unsuccess ful. At the time the dispute resurfaced in 2011, Rich Bohnenberger was mayor, while commissioners who supported the action were Sandy Haas-Martens, David Zaccagnino and Al Robinson. Since then, Bohnenberger, Haas-Martens and Robinson have been defeated for re-election, as has Monetti. Morton said he was sorry the city spent so much money needlessly, even though he knew that would be I said back in 2011 this was a storm in a teacup and the only winners would be the lawyers. I suggested the tify a lot of city parks and streets in Holmes Beach, the commissioner said.

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10 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Island happenings 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.comPRIVATE CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS ~ UP TO 49 PASSENGERSENJOY THE RIDE!Monday Longboat Lunch Loop / Dolphin Watch Tuesday Sarasota Day Trip / Egmont Key Excursion WednesdayBradenton Day Trip / Water-Sports Cruise, Kayak, Paddleboard Thursday Circle Line Tour / Egmont Key Excursion Friday Eco-cruise, Kayak, Bike / Dolphin WatchPLUSDAILY Island Water Shuttle AMI Loop Service and NIGHTLY (BYOB) Sunset Cruises Acupuncture | Massage Therapy Organic Facials ** Sunset Beach Yoga at 6:30 with Leigh **HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE IN A BEAUTIFUL SPA ENVIRONMENT! 2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Eco-friendly spa and wellness center 5704 Marina Drive | Holmes Beac h3-10 | Wednesday-FridayLocated at Island Flea 941.779.5350 Handmade Sterling Jewelr y Handmade Handmade Terras 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. $15 OFF any FACIAL Now thru June 15 ~ Must mention ad when booking. Wednesday, June 5 1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. 6 p.m. Mana-Tweens book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, June 6 2 p.m. Knitting club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Friday, June 7 Saturday, June 8 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. 2 p.m. Origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Sunday, June 9 Monday, June 10 Tuesday, June 11 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941794-8044. Wednesday, June 12 2 p.m. A lecture about the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Off-island Friday, June 7 11 a.m.-1 p.m. SCF Embraces Differences 2013 artists W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5225. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-7464131. Saturday, June 8 10 a.m.-1 p.m. World Oceans Day Family Festival, the Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-338-4441. Ongoing kets, 5-9 p.m., Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215906-0668. Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941747-3031. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. merce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. of Commerce networking meeting. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-8963132. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105. Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. board meets, Fishermans Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Coming up Save the date Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park, and Scholarships Awards Party at Manatee Public Beach. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Include a time, date and location of the event, a description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.Island Library announces June lineup of events The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes meeting. club. Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez. port group. sion. program. gram. on design for non-designers. for teens. gram. dementia. Library hosts Mana-Tween crafts The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes work with marbled paper crafts. For more information or reservations, call the library

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 30 years in Bradenton! Add The Sea SWIMWEAR BOUTIQUESUITS & COVERUPS TO SUIT YOUR STYLEMonday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon-5 Island Shopping Center | 5314 Marina Drive Holmes Beach | 941.254.7938 Mote hosts ocean fest Day Family Festival 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The Dr. Seuss-themed event will involve Longboat Key Turtle Watch, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Saration Division and Tampa Bay Watch. children ages 4-12. Summer hours set for Longboat Key thrift store four months. The thrift shop is on the Longboat Island Chapel eral charitable outreach programs through the Longboat Island Chapel, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Shifting Sands Support Groups for people with health concerns and Aging in Paradise, which assists people with various age-related needs on Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Lido Key and in Cortez Village. Orchestra receives grant The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus will be used to purchase musical scores for its library. The grant from the Eugene F. and Elizabeth Hull Fund and Rita Bullock Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation wider range of music, according to a news release. utive director, accepted the grant at a reception April 4. For more information about the grant or 2370. Jim Stoltie and Jeanie Pickwick of the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra accept a grant award from Chuck Slater of the Manatee Community Foundation. Islander Courtesy PhotoSierra Club paddling in Robinson Preserve The Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club will go kayaking the Palma Sola access on Manatee Avenue at 10 a.m. preserve before returning to shore. Paddlers should bring bug repellent, lunch, water and sunscreen. The club is asking participants for a $5 donation and to make reservations. For more details on the outing and the club, or mklehn@hotmail.comKiwanis to meet at beach cafe The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The club will hold a board meeting. For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at Players honor GuiseBarb Guise receives the Harold Igo Award for her volunteer work with the Island Players. The theater group held its annual awards banquet May 25. Ruth Stevens received a gift for her 30 years as an active volunteer. Islander Courtesy Photo Social notes welcome The Islander welcomes photographs and notices anniversaries, births, graduations, awards, travels and other events. Please send notices and photographs with Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

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12 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Charles Albert Artisan Jeweler Creates Sea Life and Classic Jewlery using Unique Stones, Gems and Fossils from around the world. Libbys I sland J ewelry Libbys Island JewelryCharles Albert Artisan JewelerCreates Sea Life and Classic Jewlery using Unique Stones, Gems and Fossils from around the world. Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton 941.792.2253GIGANTIC SUMMER SALE!10-4 ~ Thu-Fri ~ June 6-7Everything in the store 20% 60% OFF the original price! Dont Miss It! Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothing for the whole family! Books and more! Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Closed for summer vacation June 8-Aug 11 A HAIR DAY SALON ARE YOU HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY? Call the GIRLS at A Hair Day FOR HELP! 941-795-5227 The Anna Maria Elementary School class of 2013 and teacher Heather Nyberg. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy The Anna Maria Elementary School class of 2013 and teacher Sally Jackson. Islander Photo: Courtesy Tom Woodard RIGHT: AME students are welcome to participate in the schools Birthday Book Club, which helps enhance the school librarys book collection. The ers Jack Love and Kylie Huffman, along with fourth-grader Bella Love show off their club picks. Parents contribute $15 and in the month of their students birthday, the students take part in a party in the media center and choose a book to donate to the library. A label is placed in the front of the book to honor the childs birthday. Islander Photo: Courtesy Karen Riley Love graders at Anna Maria Elementary School and hands out awards ticpated this year, presenting awards to Matthew Wood of Heather Nybergs class, front left, and Bailey Korinek of Sally Jacksons class. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Grads shine bright @ AME

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 13 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG AME calendar for AME students. number is 941-708-5529.Classes end June 7. Have a great summer vacation! Well see students back at school Aug. 19 for the start up of classes. Until then, be safe and dont forget to read! Read, read, read! Read The Islander weekly! Its the best news on AMI. Chamber scholarsAnna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce member Mike Vejins, left, chamber scholarship winner Chris Pate of Holmes Beach, chamber member Ellen Aquilina, scholarship winner Myles Johnson and chamber member Karen LaPensee celebrate scholastic achievements and pursuits. Islander Photos: Bonner JoyIsland chamber of commerce honors local scholars The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce has honored area students with college scholarships. Each scholarship winner received $1,000. graduating in the top 5 percent of her class. The chamber strong academic standing, while becoming a leader and role model in her school. After suffering an auto accident two years ago and recuperating through physical therapy, she resolved to help others by becoming a physical therapist. She plans to attend Florida State University and major in physical therapy and business, and to eventually start her own practice. ing from Manatee High School with honors. The chamber numerous clubs, the community and sports, including as captain of the school cross-country team and in national wakeskating competitions. He plans to pursue a business degree at the University of Florida and, he said, to pursue a career in military aviation like his dad and his grandfather. maintained an A-plus average in accounting and business programs. He also has earned accolades in sports and clubs, such as the Future Business Leaders of America. The chamber said his can-do attitude will help him Georgetown University. The scholarship committee included Karen LaPensee Budget cuts hit AME District has reached Anna Maria Island as the Anna Maria Elementary School did not escape the budget cuts imposed by Manatee County School Superintendent Rick Mills. According to school district spokeswoman Margi Earlier this year, Mills announced the district, because of a $3.5 million accounting error, would lay off 180 staff. school suffered staff cutbacks. AME will have four fewer teachers in the coming for art, music and PE. There will be three less classroom teachers and one AME will move from 15 classroom teachers to 12. There will be two teachers in each grade level K-5 for the 2013-14 school year, she said. time position, she said, but the guidance counselor has been reduced from full-time to half-time. tion. announced. Alyssa Smith, winner of an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce scholarship, and Karen LaPensee, who chaired the scholarship committee, at the award ceremony. Smokers: Are You Ready For A Change? 5706 Manatee Avenue West (across from Tires Plus)941-792-6074 www.vaporsontheavenue.com Starter Kit Our E-Liquids are made in the USA054674_SO Come see the difference for yourself! 778-2204 www.IslandDentalSpa.com Creating beautiful smiles for over 17 years on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key Dr. Yatros has appeared on ABC 7, NBC 8 and WB 38 the dentist Dr. Gy YatrosRestore, Rejuvenate, Recapture Your smile.

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14 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Check out the 2012-13 winners online at www.islander.org CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? Doggie Day Care Vacation SpecialPre-pay 4 days get the 5th FREE. EXPIRES 06/19/13DOGGIE DAY CARE 7am-7pm ~ 7 DAY S BY APPT. Call ahead: 941.243.3990 8819 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.coastalcaninecottage.comOwner caregivers: Lisa Williams & Angela McCallister Pay for 5, get 6th person FREE. Call for details and reservations. Sea turtles build passion in wildlife warrior By Mark Young Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer Charlene Donnelly. The bay side of the island sees substantially fewer nests than the Gulf side of the island, so all bayfront nests are greeted with enthusiasm. The bayside of Anna Maria, or Section 1 to AMITW, has had a couple of false crawls this season, according to Donnelly, who walks the section every weekend. The All of the other nine sections surrounding the island the most with seven. Donnelly, an avid wildlife conservationist, has made her AMITW volunteer duties a family affair over the years. I used to bring my kids when they were young and they really got into it, said Donnelly, who said her daughter in particular brought a lot of enthusiasm to learning about sea turtles. presentations on sea turtles and she was really good at it, said Donnelly. She said they temporarily stopped walking for AMITW about nine years ago as the life of a working mom consumed much of her schedule, but now my kids are older and I wanted to come back. My daughter is in college now and my son is a sophomore in high school. He still walks with me every weekend and has kind of taken up the stewardship role where my daughter left off. Donnelly believes strongly in educating the public in all wildlife matters and devotes much of her free time to wildlife conservationism. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteers Charlene Donnelly, Maureen McCormick and Glenn Wiseman nest on the Tampa Bay shore of Anna Maria June 1. Islander Photo: Mark Young Donnelly is a member of the Sierra Club and a volunteer with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, made famous with the Animal Planet show Whale Wars. To do conservation work means you have to do hands on work, she said. From kayaking with killer whales to cage diving with great white sharks, Donnelly believes in what she does. Searching island shores for sea turtle tracks might not sound like it can compare to swimming nose-to-nose with ling release. Watching those little guys run for the water during a moment like that. the importance of people helping wildlife is wildlife can to us to do what we can to take care of it. Donnelly said she considers herself to be a wildlife warrior. We are guardians and should be doing everything in our capacity to help wildlife succeed, she said. AMITW as a whole has been proactive the past few years in educating people on how they can help make nesting season safe for sea turtles. ing holes left at the beach and clearing beach equipment ing to the success of sea turtles. I think the word is getting out and we are seeing a years, she said. So education is important, but there is nothing more effective than human contact, which is a positive role we, as volunteers, can play. Donnelly said she never fails to stop people on her morning walks to answer questions, show off tracks and nests and just talk to people. People want to know and if

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 15 Manatee Primary Care Associates Pediatric and Adult Medicine Ronald Grubb, DO, is a board-certied Family Medicine physician who has a longstanding commitment to hospital and community service, as well as to medical education. His practice includes patients of all ages: adults, children, infants, adolescents and seniors. Dr. Grubb is Director of the Family Practice Internship and Residency Program at Manatee Memorial Hospital. The program is approved by the Osteopathic Association Division of Postdoctoral Training. For an appointment: 941.708.8081Most insurances accepted. HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr Tune-Ups, Brakes & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 www.fatcatcarpetcleaning.com Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout CleaningCALL TODAY 941.778.2882 or 941.387.0607Satisfaction Guaranteed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.8301 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPP LY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC We supply all your irrigation needs. 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Cortezpump-sprinkler.com 941.792.9304JUNE TIP: Consider rain barrels to capture runoff water.Mote, AMITW offer free, educational turtle walks you can be passionate about what you do, you are going to move them. And if you move someone, they are going to want to move someone else. Talking to people can make all the difference. false crawls on Anna Maria Island. At this same time last year, Anna Maria Island had tallied 58 nests and 54 false crawls. on area beaches, but Mote Marine Laboratory is asking Mote wants to answer that question by inviting the public to participate in its free educational strolls offered in collaboration with Hilton Longboat 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 needed. Mote scientists and volunteers will teach sea turtle terminology such as false crawls. Tour guides will and interpreted. For more information on how to participate, go 1.5 miles along the shore of Longboat Key. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch also offers talks and walks, but reservations are required because they found groups grew to too many participants. mornings throughout the summer. To reserve a spot and get information on when and where, call education Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring volunteer Charlene Donnelly marks a sea turtle track on the Tampa Bay side of Anna Maria June 1. The nest was nest of the MayOctober sea turtle nesting season. Islander Photo: Mark YoungAME receives bay grant The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program has awarded Partners Grant Program. The fully-funded projects include AME, Ballard The partially-funded projects include Keep Manatee and Sarasota Audubon Society. a hands-on bay-education project focused on students gram, students learn about the importance of environmental stewardship and local wildlife and habitat during also involves enhancing bay-friendly landscaping on the campus and adding new rain barrels. SBEP has awarded nearly $232,000 in Bay Partners Grants to support 113 organizations since 2003. A subcommittee with the SBEP Citizens Advisory Committee selects the recipients. is March 1, 2014. To learn more about SBEP and the grant program go online to SarasotaBay.org.SBEP cautions against fertilizers The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is reminding residents not to use fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus through Sept. 30. tilizer into storm drains, which results in harmful chemicals in local waterways. The chemicals can fuel algae growth, which feeds invasive weeds. The SBEP also recommends using rain barrels to conserve water for landscaping, not over watering, planting native plants and keeping fertilizers at least 10 feet away from the edge of any water body. For more information, go online to sarasotabay. org. AMITW asks anyone observing a nesting turtle to

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18 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Take a ride on AMI connect to SRQ! The free AMI trolley service connects at Coquina Beach to Longboat Key Trolley (fee) for service to LBK, St. Armands and downtown Sarasota. Ride FREEschedule info is a public service of Truck strikes utility pole, causes HB-AM power outage The West Manatee Fire District responded to a vehicle accident May 30 at about 10 p.m. at a high rate of speed, had struck a concrete power pole in front of one of the The accident caused the transformer and live wires to fall onto the vehicle and surrounding area. The driver, William Shawn Wilkes, 53, of Holmes Beach, was advised to remain in his vehicle until Florida Power and Light could disconnect the power. hour and the accident area remained without power for much of the night. Wilkes, who said he was adjusting his iPod at the time of the crash, was transported to Blake Medical Center with minor injuries. He declined a blood The driver of a pickup truck struck a utility pole at about 10 p.m. May 30, causing a power outage from 68th Street in Holmes Beach to Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rich Jasinski/WMFR

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 19 941-778-0414 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria www.roserchurch.com Gary A. Batey, PastorA non-denominational Christian churchCelebrating 100 Years of Service in 2013 Sunday 10 AM ~ Traditional Worship 10 AM Children and Youth Church School 9 AM Adult Sunday School VBS June 10-14. Call to register! SPRING FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY Island Animal Clinic TOTAL PET CARE: Surgery Dentistry Boarding Day Care Baths Food & Supplies 24-Hour Emergency Drop Off and Pick UpNew Hours 8-5:30 Monday-Friday 9-Noon Wednesdays William V. Bystrom DVM Holmes Beach Business Center 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 941.778.2445 Serving the Islands since 1970 need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Founded 19566200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopSummer hours 9-1 Wednesday and SaturdayThe Rev. Dr. Vincent CarrollALL ARE WELCOME SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 A.M. Available At... ISLAND SHOPPING CENTERMARINA DRIVE WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Love Covers It Drive in an area being proposed for a new crosswalk by Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer as part of a larger plan to improve pedestrian safety. Islander Photo: Mark YoungHB police chief lays out new code enforcement philosophyBy Mark Young Islander Reporter At a May 28 city commission meeting, Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer was asked to present a code-enforcement philosophy following Mayor Carmel the police department. Monti said enforcing code violations has been moved out of city hall and into the police department, where ties. Tokajer said the real change is that his department will handle the enforcement side of the issue. My philosophy when it comes to code enforcement is that we will enforce codes respectfully, fairly warning, then that is the intention. If not, then we go to code enforcement. Tokajer also cleared up any misunderstandings surForbes, who temporarily left his post May 31. Tokajer said Forbes took a family emergency medical leave, which protects his position under federal law. Dave is leaving on family medical leave and hopes to be back in 12 weeks, said Tokajer. There has been some statements made that if he returns, he would have to come back as a new employee. That is not true. If he returns within 12 weeks, he returns under the tenure he already has. advertised. We are advertising for someone who can hit the understand why the city would advertise for a position Tokajer said the long-term goal of code enforcement under his watch is to be proactive and, to have two people in that position. The whole thing about code tedious job for one person to do. Tokajer said with budget discussions starting soon, he would like to see two people doing the job. Salaried positions in the city have increased under funds are available, said Tokajer. Commissioner Marvin Grossman said the city has discussed charging a fee for re-inspecting rental units. Those fees could cover the cost for a second person, he said. Commissioner Judy Titsworth said a request to increase and add fees to inspecting rental units has been submitted and we need to get that back on the agenda for discussion. In other matters, Tokajer is seeking to increase the number of crosswalks in the city. We are all about pedestrian safety. Tokajer said the city needs 10 additional crosswalks and to change the signs at crosswalks that currently read Yield to pedestrians. ans, so we want those signs to be more succinct to state law. of Marina and Gulf drives. He said Manatee County is lights. The city is allowed to install or remove crosswalks on city roads at its will, but is responsible for all maintenance and liability issues if crosswalks are installed without approval of the Florida Department of Transportation. Tokajer said. Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. Also, The Islander has an active Facebook community of more would like to join the conversation, become a fan of The Islander on Facebook.

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20 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call To report information on island crime, call the Streetlife Island police blotterAnna Maria one gained entry to the property through a fenced-in backyard and attempted to dismantle a fold-up canopy. The attempt was unsuccessful, but the unknown suspect caused $20 in damages. A complainant reported her adult daughter used her debit card without permission to obtain $200 from her bank account. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach arrested for resisting arrest without violence and misdemeanor battery. According to the report, the suspect was taking photographs of a woman and children on the beach. She asked the man to stop and he refused, shoving the woman in the stomach. Witnesses reported seeing the incident. Police made contact with the suspect, who allegedly became belligerent. The man was ordered to leave cers took him to the ground and placed him in custody. tic disturbance. Police responded to an argument and tried to separate a group of males from a female to determine tive and had to be handcuffed. Police determined that no physical contact had occurred during the argument. tic disturbance. A man allowed his son to move into his home, who in turn moved in his girlfriend and her brother. The two younger men reported to police that the woman provided instruction on how to initiate a Baker Act for someone struggling with substance abuse issues. Marina, battery. Two employees were questioned over an incident where one man said the other struck and pushed him. The argument involved the suspect taking a military ready to eat meal belonging to the complainant. The complainant said the suspect struck him with the and were separated by a third party. The suspect said the two were arguing over a cell-phone charger. He admitted to throwing the MRE, but said it was the complainant he pushed the man back. The two were advised that the alcohol, but then said he lied because he has multiple arrests for possession of alcohol and also was on probation. Both men were issued a notice to appear. vehicle burglary. A manager reported several vehicle burglaries had occurred overnight, but all of the guests unit valued at $200. The manager said video would show two suspects entering the vehicles. women said the other was not paying her share of the rent of physical violence. warning. Employees reported a man going in and out of Police made contact with the man and found syringes inside his backpack. The man was issued a trespass warning. complainant reported someone stole $81 from a shelf in the employee area. Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Obituary Obituaries are provided as a free service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978.Louise Bell Shuman Louise Bell Shuman, 54, of Bradenton, died May 15. She was a graduate of Manatee High School, Manatee Community College and the University of South tor and counselor at Manatee Community College. She also taught at Bayshore High School and was employed by Bell Graphics Inc. Mrs. Shuman also was an award-winning writer. graveside service was private. Memorial donations may FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at www. brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Shuman is survived by parents Chester and of Bradenton and Brooks and wife Sheri of Los Gatos, Beau. for possible criminal charges. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez female complainant reported that her mother, who rents her the home, continues to enter the residence without permission. The complainant said the mother has been warned in the past by law enforcement. The deputy made contact with the mother and informed her that as a landlord, she did not have the right to enter the residence withthe mother became belligerent, and said she would begin the process to evict her daughter. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach Holmes Beach Police Department in regards to a possible ing. According to the report, Hart admitted to drinking allegedly failed that and a subsequent Breathalyzer test. She was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. tery. A 33-year-old woman was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery. According to the report, the woman grabbed her partner by the neck and threw her to the ground. The complainant got up to run, at which time she was tripped. The suspect grabbed her by the hair, pulling out several clumps. The complainant left for the night and reported the incident the following day while at the hospital receiving treatment for injuries related to the incident. May 12, 4500 block of Third Avenue, suspicious incident. Police responded to a complaint of a couple on the beach being too friendly, according to the report. As police arrived, the couple was leaving, but admitted they had been drinking on beach. They were advised that a call that the man had returned to yell at beachgoers for calling the police. He was contacted at home and warned not to return to the beach or he would be arrested. complainant reported an unlocked bicycle valued at $75 was stolen from his carport. reported that while paying for gas inside a gas station, someone entered her open vehicle window and stole her handicap placard from her rearview mirror. and made contact with two men under the age of 21.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 21 5315 gulf driv e holmes beach 941-77 8-0411www.eathereannamaria.com One of Floridas best new restaurants sean murp h y s CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Traf c stop leads to felony arrest in Holmes BeachBy Mark Young Islander Reporter A 28-year-old Seffner man and a 27-year-old Sarasota woman remain behind bars for grand theft and violation of probation following a Holmes According to the probable cause affidavit, Karlos Macias and Angel Scheller were seen May 23 stealing an industrial landscape blower valued at Lane, Anna Maria, leaving the scene in their vehicle and heading toward Holmes Beach. in the 700 block of Manatee Avenue West for an unreas the theft suspects. Scheller and Macias were arrested for felony grand theft, turned over to and booked into the Manatee County jail. They were held on $1,500 bond 4, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Scheller and Macias were put on a release hold, however, due to both being on felony probation. A violation of probation charge was added to both suspects and bond was withheld. erty and providing false information to a pawn broker. Macias is on probation for grand theft and three counts of forgery. He was due to be released from probation in September. Both suspects remained in custody as of Islander press time.Bradenton woman faces drug charges A 23-year-old Bradenton woman faces a felony Beach. in the glove department. The officer also observed a drop of blood on the burned spoon that appeared to be wet from recent use. A single prescription pill was located in a plastic bag Barrese was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $2,000 bond. According to jail records, Barrese posted bond and was released. June 14, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Barrese OPEN 7 DAYS 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pm EVERY DAY Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! Since 1967 STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MOORE SLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Serving the best fresh-caught, local seafood that can be found! EVERY DAY EVERY DAY Enjoy our newly along with all the traditional Crab Wontons, Panini, Po Boys, Blue Crab Salad and Many More! Check out and reserve our banquet facilities for your next event. Macias Scheller A review hearing in the trial of William J. Cumber, accused of killing girlfriend and island resident Sabine the courtroom of Manatee Circuit Court Judge Thomas Krug. The review was originally scheduled for May 21, but new date. 2008. Police found her car in Bradenton and arrested a man for auto theft, but quickly determined he was not involved in her disappearance. Cumber has entered a not guilty plea and Manatee say he has refused to tell them where Investigators include Detective John Maria substation when Musil-Buehler disappeared from the Anna Maria apartment she shared with Cumber. Kenney forensic evidence to convict Cumber of sentence of life in prison. Cumber pre-trial hearing postponed Musil-Buehler Cumber for the crime. At the time of the arrest, he was serving time in the Charlotte County Correctional Institute for a parole violation on an unrelated conviction. He remains in the Manatee County jail without bond pending the trial.BP-Jessies rewired after re May 28 that temporarily closed the business. West Manatee Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Rich Jasinski said it appeared a truck making a delivery at the store hooked a power line, causing it to be pulled from pumps. in Holmes Beach quickly resolved the problem at the electrical system would have to be inspected and approved A spokesperson for the store said it would reopen within a few days, depending upon how fast electricians could survey and repair the damage. That work was completed May 31, and the store reopened after approval by

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22 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRI & SAT SPECIALOVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE Panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico with inside or terrace seating Fresh seafood and steaksBest on Island S.S. UK THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!OPEN 7 DAYS CATERING we deliver for large parties Island Flea Get your TIKI on at the Islands newest hot spot for music, food and fun! 3-11 Wed-Sat, 2-8 Sunday 5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.778.4402 Tiki Bar Live MusicWed. June 5, Frankie Lombardi 7-10 Thurs. June 6, Greg Roche 7-10 Fri. June 7, Gumbo Boogie 7-10 Sat. June 8, Scotts Garage 7-10 Sun. June 9, Kettle of Fish 3-7 Award-winning GUMBO! Relay for Life of Anna Maria Island celebrates successCuts4Cure received the coveted Spirit Award at the Relay for Life of Anna Maria Island wrap party held May 30. Team captain Lorie Hagele and team members from the Girl Scouts of America accepted the award. Islander Courtesy Photo Maria Island held a wrap party May 30 at Coquina Beach, where the relay took place earlier that month. tinue to raise and collect money for the American Cancer Society through August. of America, which raised $377 and was the Most Capgreens raised $1,322.80 and received the Most Photogenic Team honor, Cuts4Cure raised $1,457.50 and received the Spirit Trophy, MSA Student Council raised $1,543.04 and received the Sweetest Team award, A the Best Corporate Partner award, Pretty In Pink raised and received the Best Centerpiece award, Shiny Fish and received the best BBQ Award, Just Friends raised fundraising team. Individual awards were presented and the top indiPodgis, $725. Henderson, Gloria Lon, Kim Levine, Kim Bard, Eileen Bunce, Lezlee Crawford, Russ Winterbottom. Bob Bunce received the Superman Award and Lezlee Crawford received the MVP Committee Award. Rita and Tiny Wonders also presented a special to Aly Kerwin of the American Cancer Society.Bradenton museum hosts talk on Rosewood massacre The Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota will host Dr. Marvin Dunn talking about leading an archeological dig at Rosewood, Violence. Dunn is the retired chairman of the Florida International University Department of Psychology. The talk will take place at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 8, In his book, Dunn symbolizes racial violence and hatred as The Beast that terrorizes the nation between the Civil War and the civil rights movement. He chronicles the race riots and murders that happened in Florida and how they forever altered the lives of people in both black and white communities. The museum, a gallery and resource center for the study of African-American achievements, is open 11 The cover of The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence from the University Press of Florida. Islander Courtesy Photo Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence from the University Press of Florida. Islander Courtesy Photo Bloody weekendThe 13th annual Island Blood Drive to support the success, according to oneblood.org community relations coordinator Wanda Read-Burk. Donor Karen Hood is assisted by Elayne Perez at the event, which was expected to raise $30,000 for Anna Maria Island Privateers, Wildlife Inc., the Anna Maria Island Community Center and West Manatee Fire Rescue volunteers and auxiliary. Read-Burk said 151 donors gave blood June 1 while more than 130 people donated June 2 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. An anonymous benefactor provides $100 per blood donation and each donor chooses from among the charities or a split of money between them. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 23 Fresh Local Seafood Cracker Shrimp Steamed Clams Gulf Grouper Snapper Our daily catch changes... Come see what we caught today! Reservations recommended for inside seating. 121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 bluemarlinami.com Grill Seafood Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! $10 grouper sandwich25 Draft Beer with purchase of entree SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE CORTEZ BRIDGE while Cortez Bridge is UP! NOW OPEN 7 AM-10 PM Cortez Grill & Marina MV Minnow offers Anna Maria Sound tours daytrips around Anna Maria Sound and to Egmont Key. The trips are aboard the MV Minnow, which can seat up to 20 passengers, and sails from the Holmes Beach city basin. ing in the shallow waters, sightseeing with the dolphins, trips to Egmont Key and sunset cruises. The Minnow is docked at the Holmes Beach city Wells Fargo bank. also takes private groups on tours. from downtown Bradenton to Holmes Beach, the Tortuga Inn, Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach and the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant on Longboat Key. Chamber events announced The monthly networking luncheon of the Anna Maria a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Stonewood Grill and Tavern, 7110 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Cost of the event is $15 and reservations are requested. a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Sign of the Mermaid, Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. Members are encouraged to bring a guest to chamber events. For more information or to make reservations, call Does your business have a new product or service, an award-winning employee or an anniversary to celebrate? Maybe you have just opened a business. If so, wed like to hear about it and put it in the business news column. For information on this free service, call The Islander at 941-778-7978 or email news@islander.org. Capt. Orca Fisher, left, and bone Hamilton, right, guide the MV Minnow and its passengers into the Minnows berth at the Holmes Beach city basin following a two-hour excursion around Anna Maria Sound and Egmont Key. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin The Islander is packingAfter 21 years in the same Holmes Beach shopping center, the newspaper has a lot of packing to do to prepare for a move at the end of the week. Were cleaning best news on Anna Maria Island for another decade or two from a groovy new location. The Islander will be at its present location for another week, but look for us at 5604-B Marina Drive, across from the library, on June 10. Oh, and stop by and check out our sale at 5404 Marina Drive, before the move. Dogs dish up organic foods, move, tooDogs for the Earth loves its new location. Moving from Pine Avenue was bitter sweet, but 5345 Gulf Drive is more spacious and centrally located for customers throughout Anna Maria Island. Only one block from the beach and amid a thriving downtwon district its still a fun place to visit. Owner and pet nutritionist Kathy Splawn says, With more space for our organic dog food production, they can order whatever quantity they want. Before the move, Dogs for the Earth was portioning food to make sure all the dogs that depend on its quality would have food. Along with consistent readiness of Dogs For the Earth Organic Dehydrated or Frozen Dog Food, the wellness center now offers more natural products, including shampoos, Earth-friendly pest control, non-toxic toys and more. Tiffany, Dogs For Maria Island.

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24 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Prices start at just $15/hour pe r pe rson! ove.comCG Licensed Captain Don MeilnerHave fun c rs!Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O mbowers@tampabay.rr.comMB MARINELLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 Kathleen DSailing Catamaran 941-870-4349 kathleend.netLETS GO SAILING! Departing from Holmes Beach & Bradenton Sunset Sail, Dolphin Watch, Egmont Key Excursion Gift Certicates sh 941-704-6763 shing.com. INSHORE AND NEARSHORE FISHING USCG LICENSED AND INSURED Got bait?Call Capt. Mike Greigs bait phone for reservations:941-323-7892 Whitebait Crabs Threadfin Pinfish Seedings, playoffs set for center sportsCenter basketball 11-13 division MVP JP Russo, 8-10 MVP Jack Groves and premier division MVP Phil Rottes accept trophies at the May 29 awards ceremony. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The regular season is in the books and the second season of playoffs are set to start in the Anna Maria Island Community Center adult soccer league. Island Pest Control grabbed the top seed with a 7-1 record and will face 13 with the Island Cup the following night at 7 p.m. from Frank Agnelli in the victory. 3-2 in the second game of the night to overtake them in the standings and earn a higher playoff seed. Jeff Christianson scored two goals and Ryan Hogan added one to lead the offense, while the defense received eight saves from Troy Shonk to preserve the victory. 1st USA Plumbing received a goal each from Rico Beissert and Matt Kretzman. Tony Frudakis added an assist, while Pedro Gonzalez and Beissert each made eight saves while splitting time in goal. The last game of the evening saw Wash roll over the WFC offense, which also received one goal from BJ Grant and 13 saves from Mark Pennell in the victory. which also received an assist from Ed Moss and 20 saves from Josh Rio in the loss. Basketball playoffs underway The adult basketball league at the center also completed regular season play and now it was win or go home for the June 4 playoff startup. Top seed Island Sun now waits to see whether it faces Gator Man Pools or Southern Imaging Center awaits the winner of the Island Real Estate vs. Duncan Real Estate matchup in the opening game. Second-round games will be June 11, while the regular-season night of adult basketball action. Matt Ray points, 10 rebounds and three assists, while Brandon Kern added 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Jason assists to round out the scoring for Bowes Imaging. Island Real Estate, which also received 12 points and eight and three assists from Teegan Purtil in the loss. Sun nailed down the top seed by edging Southern Greens 55-51 in the second game of the evening. Andrew Terman scored 21 points and Chad Woods added 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists to lead the Sun, which also received 13 points and 10 rebounds from Eric Gledhill in the victory. Jordan Demers scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Robert Serrano added 14 points to lead Southern Greens in the loss. with 23 points, 13 rebounds and three assists from Aaron Dudkes carried Gator Man to an easy 70-54 victory over with 13 points, including three three-pointers to round points each from Craig Bores and Justin Jones paced Duncan in the loss. Center awards basketball teams, players ketball league has come to a close and these teams also are trying to stay alive in the win-or-go-home playoffs. The center also announced its end-of-season awards Josh Calhoun won the sportsmanship award and Tuna McCracken grabbed the defensive MVP award in the 8-10 division. Ava Zink was the female MVP and Jack Groves captured the overall MVP for the season. The 11-13 division sportsmanship award went to female MVP award. Trent Boring was named defensive MVP, while JP Russo was the overall MVP. The sportsmanship winner for the premier division went to Ryan Gilman with Taylor Wilson grabbing the female MVP award. Connor Field was defensive MVP and Phil Rottes was honored as overall MVP. Hooke sets new record Longtime Galati Yacht employee Mickey Hooke ran the seventh annual Spring Lake 5K on May 25 in Brooksoverall and break the previous event record by 17 seconds. this course, dubbed the toughest 5K in Florida. The course starts on an uphill, skinny and rooty dirt path before moving to the road for three steep, 1-mile hills division records for the course. Key Royale golf news In observance of Memorial Day, the club women played a red, white and blue nine-hole, individuallow-net golf match May 28. They teed up from the reds, whites or blues on predetermined holes and a good time was had by all at the Key Royale Club. place. Joyce Brown was alone in third at even-par 32. place. Terry Westby took third with a 1-under-par 31. Horseshoe news Ron Pepka teamed with two players to come away with two days of bragging rights in horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. It was dj vu all over again June 1 when he teamed up with Tim Sofran for bragging rights. Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 25 Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenFISHING & TOURING KAYAKS & ACCESSORIES! ANGLERS & BOATERS PERFORMANCE CLOTHING!Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayak Guides, Fishing Charters AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW MoonJune 5 10:03 2.4 3:25 1.1 5:35 0.0 June 6 12:39 1.4 10:33 2.5 3:57 1.2 6:13 -0.1 June 7 1:27 1.4 11:03 2.5 4:27 1.2 6:48 -0.2 June 8 2:07 1.4 11:33 2.5 4:27 1.2 6:48 -0.2 New June 9 2:40 1.4 12:06 2.6 5:27 1.3 7:55 -0.2 June 10 3:08 1.4 12:41 2.6 6:03 1.2 8:28 -0.2 June 11 3:35 1.4 1:19 2.5 6:46 1.2 9:03 -0.1 June 12 4:03 1.5 2:01 2.4 7:36 1.2 9:39 0.0NEARSHORECapt. Noel Shaw | 941.538.2128 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOpen Daily 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Snapper season reopens The recreational red snapper season began June 1 in The state season is 44 days long and will be open July 15. long. 200 nautical miles. State and federal regulations require all commercial tools and dehooking devices. In Gulf state and federal waters, the minimum size limit.Despite windy conditions, fishing action remains hotBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains productive despite strong winds from the east this past weekend. Tarpon are moving steadily along the beaches waiting to be swarmed, while some 20 boats or more at a time the Sunshine Skyway Bridge are being reported. Pass are producing bites. Live shiners are proving lucrative, although a small pinearly morning and switch to soft plastics when the sun gets up higher in the sky. Capt. Warren Girle is targeting tarpon. Whether bridge, Girle is managing to get his clients connected with a silver king. situations. of Sarasota Bay. Catch-and-release snook as well as sloting and chumming, Girle is luring prey within casting range of the boat. Finally, on an adventure to offshore waters, Girle found success with mangrove snapper, permit and amber Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are being there in the early mornings. Pier and small shark. For the shark, a piece of fresh-cut jack a variety of baits. In the morning, Spanish mackerel are being caught. pompano while targeting macks with jigs. shrimp are the bait of choice, although small live shiners will do the job. and a little skill are managing to land big reds and a crabs will get you connected. Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle says to look for hungry catch-and-release snook around the passes and piers at night. Mattay is using a variety of baits, including catching snook up to 37 inches at night. main attraction. For live bait, shrimp or shiners will work. Finally, tarpon reports are coming in to the marina daily. Fish are being spotted around the passes and on the are being reported. catch-and-release snook have been feeding when the cur rent is moving. of gator trout landed in the past week. A lively shiner under a popping cork has drawn many of these snaggletoothed predators to the boat. Make the old school bobstrikes, says Howard. potholes. Chumming with shiners will draw strikes from Don Garber, visiting from New Jersey, hooked up a Girle. PLEASE SEE FISHING,

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26 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER FISHING Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! For professional r eal estate sales and r entals call an island native, M arianne Norman-Ellis at Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696. Mike No rman Re alty MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978ON BIMINI BAY IN ANNA MARIAINCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com Mike Norman Realty You get waterfront on both sides of this huge duplex with 2br/2ba and 2br/1ba, over 2,740 sq.ft. under AC. Wrap-around covered porch, a screened porch, two docks and a shing-gear shed. This unique property is a must see. $910,000. 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. This beautiful home boasts 4 bedrooms, one of which is an ef ciency suite with a kitchenette and separate entrance, along with two full bathrooms and two outside showers. In 2013, the interior was completely renovated with new tile oors, new paint and crown molding. The home is presently an R2 Duplex -zoned for weekly rentals -and features an extremely large heated built-in pool with spa. $747,500 LESS THAN 100 STEPS TO THE GULF! $555,000. HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSHeron Harbour 2/2 furnished condo, htd pool, tennis. $117,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CHARMING 1BR Cottage. Steps to beach. $1,200/month BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATEOld Florida with a New Twist 941.567.5234 CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPE A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATE 5702 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 Cell: 941-780-8000 Cindy@islandannamaria.com www.islandannamaria.com $248,000. $248,000. Compiled by Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at GulfBay Realty of Anna Maria, 941-778-7244. Island real estate transactions works towards high water and, conversely, as the tide Catch-and-release snook have been cooperating off the beaches and close to passes as they spawned on the full moon on May 24. Look for the snook to be in pods says. Looking forward, the tide will be high in the early showing off the beaches and in Tampa Bay. Look for the the schools of silver kings invade our waters, Howard says. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters also is or shiners for bait, Gross is connecting his clients to 150 pounds of silver fury. Average size this past week was 80-150 pounds. In the backcountry, Gross is catching slot and overslot size catch-and-release snook on live shiners. Gross pied while his clients cast their baits. Finally, spotted seatrout are on the Fishy Business menu. Gross is putting clients on slot-size trout on shiners free-lined behind the boat. Fish up to 24 inches are being caught, although, he says, most are in the slot of 15-20 inches. Send your fishing, sports, event news and photos to news@islander.org. Share the fun.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 27 SPORTS I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S ITEMS FOR SALE 2010 GOLDS GYM treadmill, excellent condi tion, $75, 100-pound barbell set, $35. Delivered to island driveway free. 941-778-1620. TWINS IZE QUI L TE D bedspread, $20 OBO. 24-inch Magnavox TV, $20 OBO. Call 941-7379173. C OM PUTER 2.5 G Hz DE LL D imension 4550, refurbished, $65. 941-756-6728. TRAMPOLINE: OLYMPIC TRAINER, 36 springs, steel frame, like new with instruction book, $20. 941-792-0008. TREADM I LL $95. HP copier/scanner/printer/fax, $40. New wi router, $20. All excellent. 941-7799781. DOG CRATE large, $25. Car-top carrier, $40. New twin air mattress, $15. Call 730-0444. ANTIQUE COPPER POTS and bowls, collection $350. Burl-wood rocker, oak ofce chairs, collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5404 M arina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOT OS of Anna M aria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com GARAGE SALES WO WIE ES TATE SAL E 9-2, Thursday, June 6. Fur niture, total household and patio. 107 WILLOW, Anna Maria. ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon S aturday. D onations, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: The Centre Shops on L ongboat Key. 5380 G ulf of M exico D rive. 941-383-1901. HU G E SAL E! Furniture, antiques, unique items, artwork, ofce furniture. The Islander ofce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND M AROON CAM ERA in case. S entimental pictures. L ost on Anna M aria Island. Please, call 570-406-5891. PETS WELL-M ANNERED RES CUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701. Turn the page for MORE Islander classieds FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classieds@islander.or g fax toll-free 1-866-3629821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS THE HIVE: G IFT S and arts. L ocally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, S outh African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/ WANTE D : W O RK O UT DVD s and XBox, Wii units with games for summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, HB. TERR Y HA YES REA LTO R. Premier S othebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com. Discoverannamaria.com. SEL ECT SOCCER CAM P: S ummer soccer training, two mornings per week, call Joey, D ivision 1 collegiate player. 941-504-8303. WANTE D : YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, HB. Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Gulffront 2bed/2bath condo. This unit has it all: amazing, sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, elevator, pool and spa, covered parking, storage and great rental history. $749,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755. Skipper & Associates Inc.ISLAND REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS Skipper Vacation Rentals For all your real estate and vacation needs 301 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach, Fl. 34217 941-379-2333 or 941-227-1014 SkipperVacationRentals.com SkipperRealEstate.com The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 5311 Sunrise LaneNew construction! One-of-a-kind 4br/3.5ba throughout. Call for details. $2,199,000 110 10th Street SPossibilities abound for this bayfront location with dock in the heart of Bradenton Beach. $990,000790 North Shore Drive Adorable vintage cottage on the north end of Anna Maria Island. Steps to the beach. $589,000 11 Palm Harbor DriveOpen and bright, this lovely home is tucked in a quiet enclave just a short walk to the beach! $519,000 SOLD! SOLD! SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com OPEN HOUSE 726 Key Royale Drive 1-3 pm Sunday, June 9 3/2 with full views of Bimini Bay. Deep-water protected access and fantastic sunsets. CALL JOSH PETITT Keller Williams Realty on the Water

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28 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC. CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net ANSWERS TO JUNE 5 PUZZLE SERVICES Continued CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-539-6891. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-5456688. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-565-3935. CLEANING RESIDENTAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-7564570. PROFESSIONAL CLEANER FOR hire: Reliable, trustworthy and honest with reasonable nonhourly rate. 813-295-5000 please, leave message. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can x it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Call Socko: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-9203840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service since 1987. Call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. MASSAGE BY NADIA, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. AMI TA XI 800.301.4816professional, metered, on-call, gps, cards acceptedwww mholmes beach, bradenton beach, anna maria Anderson & Associates InsuranceYour Island Insurance Specialist WORKING TO SAVE YOU MONEY941-729-7355 TRANSPORTATION 2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup, green, 4-clynder, 5-speed, 74,000 miles. Excellent condition $8,500. Great gas mileage, AC, stereo radio. Call 941-778-1620. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941685-1400. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boat orida. weebly.com. HELP WANTED AMI BEACH RESORT needs part-time property manager for daytime shift, weekends included. Computer and people skills required. Please, fax resume to 863-324-7241. TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players for all kitchen positions and cashiers. Experience required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please, come in for an application. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and rst aid-certi ed, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. BABIES AND PETS: Responsible, trustworthy, reliable, fun 17-year-old college student. Own transportation. 941-447-9658. NICOLE AND HALLIES babysitting, pet sittingwalking. Red Cross certi ed, good with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981. AREA TEEN AVAILABLE for babysitting. Evenings, weekends. Have car, CPR-certi ed. AMI or NW Bradenton. Brittany, 941-465-6748. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander of ce, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. HEALTH CARE 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: Con dential and professional. Home aid, companionship, basic nursing. Call Alexandra Keller, 941-524-9900. PERSONAL CARE In-home assistance needed for elderly gentleman in Holmes Beach, part time. Medical background and certi cation required. Please, email your contact information with summary of background to: brad tz@metrocast.net or call 916-813-7824. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941779-6638. Leave message. 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. SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet TAKE US HOME! This pair of senior cocker spaniels is looking for a loving, happy home! Gorgeous and sweet, these two boys had a bit of a rough time and wound up at the county shelter. They are family and should be adopted together. The Islander for more information about the cockers and other adoptable pets. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY INC.Primary Doors & Glass Inserts Custom Prep/Cut Downs Fiberglass, Aluminum, Steel, Vinyl FREE ESTIM AT ES: Call 941.726.2280 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2013 29Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250 CALL THE ISLANDS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday for the following weeks paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG LAWN & GARDEN Continued JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941807-1015. LAWNCARE FOR HOLMES Beach. Recently retired caretaker, experienced with references. Contact digoerlitz@yahoo.com or call 570-6501160. LANDSCAPING 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. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941932-6600. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-7484711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941447-6747. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, of ce. Primary doors and glass inserts, custom prep/cut downs, sliding doors, windows, doors for commercial properties, berglass, aluminum, steel, vinyl. Installation available. Free estimates. 941-726-2280 or 941-722-7507. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-2048822. RANDYS PAINT AND Drywall: Carpentry, screens and all your household maintenance. 941-4652062. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further information, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@aol.com. 2BR WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE with boat slip. Palma Sola Bay. Pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer. No pets. Six months plus. $950/month, furnished, $1,050/month, unfurnished. Call 941720-7519. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-6200901. ANNUAL RENTAL: HISTORIC 4BR/3BA house, west of Gulf Drive. $2,400/month. 107 Beach Ave., Anna Maria. 941-794-8202. WINTER 2013-14: 2BR/2BA ground level with carport and patio. 1.5 blocks to Gulf. Luxurious, updated, must see! Anna Maria. 941-565-2373. ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA: 4413 99th St. W. (at Cortez Road). Quiet neighborhood next to Mt.Vernon 55-plus community. Washer/dryer, tile oors, security doors, yard maintenance provided. Utilities not included. $850/month/$850 deposit. No pets. Call 941-896-2909 to view. 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30 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued S EASONA L O R WEEK LY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. ANNUAL RENTA L : 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach, half block to bay. Cathedral ceilings and tile throughout. Cable, water, trash included. $975/month. 941-730-6349. SIX-MONTH RENTAL on the north end of Anna M aria Island. 2BR/2BA, available July 1, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014. Call for more information. An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320. S EASONAL O R ANNUA L S arasota bayfront. 2BR/2BA, pool. $2,000 month. G ulf view, 3BR/2BA, $2,000 month. For information, 703587-4675, bayrest@hotmail.com. RENTALS Continued ANNUA L RENTA L : N O RTHWE S T Bradenton: 3BR/2BA private home with a heated pool and fenced backyard. Tile and carpet, granite counter tops, two-car garage, covered patio, lake views, washer/dryer hookups. L awn and pool care provided. S mall dog considered. Close to Robinson Preserve. $1,600/month. First, last, security. G ulf Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. ANNUAL RENTAL: Brand-new 3BR/3BA apartment on Pine Avenue. $1,700 month. Call Sato Real Estate Inc., 941-778-7200 or email rentals@ satorealestate.com M artinique: 2BR/2BA, G ulf views. M onthly through D ecember, well priced. C. Pedota, Big Fish Real Estate, 941-284-2598. VACATI O N T O WNH OUS E 2BR, pool, boat dock. $550 wk. Call 941-356-1456. REAL ESTATE PL EAS E CALL M E if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. WERE LO W, LIS TINGS 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. FLAM INGO CA Y IN Waterbird Way. O n canal with boat and lift. O ne level, 2BR/2BA, pool access, remodeled, furnished. $210,000. 573216-0572. D IRECT GUL FFR O NT C ON DO : Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-962-8220. P OOL H OME 4BR/2BA, 2-car garage, minutes to beach. No homeowner fees. Vacant, move-in ready. Upgraded roof, ooring, windows and more. $219,000 by owner/Realtor. 941-356-1456. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach GATED COMMUNITYRare buildbable lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. RARE DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT CANALFRONT W/POOL island location. Tons of charm. GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, LOWEST PRICE ON ISLAND Remodeled to perfection! SABAL PALMS LUXURY AT ITS FINEST!! STEPS TO THE BEACH! GREAT RATES, RESERVE IT NOW! Come see us on Historic Bridge Street for all your Real Estate and Vacation Needs. Come see us on Historic Bridge Street for all your Real Estate and Vacation Needs. Edgewatervacationhomes.com | Edgewaterrealestateami.com 941-778-8104 ~ 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach PERFECT INVESTMENT! 2/1 & 1/1 duplex. New carpet/paint. Short walk to beach. Call Sharon, 941-778-8104 CONDO 2 BD/1BTHGreat Location Must See! $1000/month Call Adam, 941-778-8104 ANNUAL RENTALPERICO BAY CLUB TOWNHOUSE2Mstr Sts, Loft, Water View Furnished Lynn Zemmer $229,900 941-730-1294 Come to see us on Historic Bridge Street!PERICO BAY CLUB 3/2 VILLAGorgeous & Rarely Available! Must See. $289k. 941-730-1294 FEATURED VACATION RENTAL NEW LISTING KEY ROYALE CUSTOM CANAL HOMENew Kitchen 3/3, Open, Pool Fireplace $679,900. Call Sharon, 941-778-8104 Check out our online vacation rental catalog on Anna Maria Island and at Herons Watch, Bradenton. www.Florida-Dreams.com We speak English, German, French and Hungarian Call the Neelys. 941.809.5565 941.807.6220 cellwithmelandbarb.com 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599 Were looking for offers FURNISHED TRIPLEX One 1BR/1BA, two 2BR/1BA. Just reduced: $970,000 Adorable cottage on Duplex lot, new roof, tile oors $315,000 mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTOR* Understanding Professional DedicatedLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217HB beautiful canal home, 3/3, 2,000 sf living space. Motivated seller. Reduced: $579,000. HOLMES BEACH

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32 JUNE 5, 2013 THE ISLANDER TRadewinds Beach Resort Tortuga Beach Resort1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217David Teitelbaum 941-812-4226 Liz Codola 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 342161325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 Buyers prefer Tortuga Beach Resort & Tradewinds Beach Resort. Some of the most in demand properties on Anna Maria Island Florida are located at the Tortuga & Tradewinds Beach Resorts in Bradenton Beach. ese tropically furnished, spacious apartments are the best on the Island with all the amenities of luxury resort hotels. Both resorts are professionally managed and are expertly maintained by their condominium associations. e average occupancy & average rate statistics show both resorts out-performining the market by a wide margin. Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092www.tropicisleinn.com1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 342171-877-867-8842www.tortugainn.com 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124www.seasideresort.com 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716www.tradewinds-resort.comMaking Memories Here with Us. Our Tortuga, Tradewinds, SeaSide and Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect choice for your wedding or other special celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our three private beaches or in your resort suite, or at our new Tortuga Beach Pergola, our Concierge and professional Wedding Planner look forward to helping you. As a courtesy, well extend our group discounts to include each of our four hotels, so youll get credit for the total number of reservations no matter which hotel you and your guests choose. Please call soon. We invite you to make your memories here with us: we know youll come back to visit us again & again. Trip Advisor ranked #1 & #2 Resorts on Anna Maria Island The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go.Luxurious two-bedroom two -bathroom condominimums. 1,400 s/f from $375,000Now is an excellent time to purchase a beautiful resale apartment in this gorgeous beach-to-bay condominium-hotel. e amenities include: a beautiful private beach on the Gulf of Mexico, private boat dock with slips on lovely Sarasota Bay; direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, three pools, a spa, lush tropical gardens and charming Old Florida Style.Luxurious one-bedroom one-bathroom condominimums.. 380 540 s/f from $149,000An award-winning Old Florida complex, perfectly situated between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A private street lined with Palm trees and pastel cottages creates a magical setting lled with tropical owers. Each apartment tropically furnished to provide relaxed comfort and stylish island living. A spacious pool set at the edge of Sarasota Bay and adjoining shing pier. ZAGAT Top Restaurants in America Best Food on the Gulf Coast941-778-6444 | www.BeachBistro.com Bistro Bouillabaisse, Famous Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Domestic Lamb Shank and Chop Prosciutto-Wrapped Chillean Sea Bass with Saffron Beurre Blanc