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AsTheWorld Terns earn prime label. Page 6The 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 10 years ago Sea turtle numbers as of June 21: 122 turtle nests, 126 false crawls, 0 hatched nests. Meetings Streetlife Op-Ed Olsons triumph for TIFF. Page 17 BB pier closed again. Page 2 PLEASE SEE TREE HOUSE, PAGE 3 trolley. Pages 14-15Page 22VOLUME 21, NO. 34 JUNE 26, 2013 FREEBB expects lengthy search for pier concessionaire. Page 2 The government calendar. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Making headlines 10 years ago. Page 7 Pages 10-14 Island police blotter. Page 17 CrossPointe seeks community unity. Page 18 Sports: Island Pest wins Island Cup. Page 20 Beat the heat to get a hook up. Page 21 Mainsail-HB round 1 mediation brings progressHB tree house owners face added violationsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Two days after Holmes Beach commissioners approved a petition for Richard Hazen and Lyn Tran to pursue public support for a special ordinance to keep a tree house at 103 29th Street on June 11, the city amended its April notice of violation to include more complaints. The tree house was constructed in 2011 in an Australian pine tree. Tran said she approached verbal permission to build the structure. Holmes Beach code enforcement became involved after a complaint was made and determined the structure violated setbacks and other city rules. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection then noted the tree house was built seaward of the coastal construction line. The matter was scheduled to go before the code enforcement board June 20, but the hearing was postponed to allow the petition process to move forward. If Hazen and Tran can garner 10 percent of Holmes Beach registered voters, the commission will be required to vote on a special ordinance to allow the tree house. If the vote fails, the issue would be put to voters in a referendum. However, the June 13 letter from the city to Hazen and Tran outlines further violations. A survey of the property conducted April 27, after the original notice of violation, reports that the tree house and other parts of the property are partially located on the 29th Street public right of way and, in the platted alley located in block 38 of the Ilexhurst subdivision. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Progress appeared to be made in the June 21 mediation efforts between the city of Holmes Beach and the Mainsail Lodging and Development team at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The two sides met as part of an initial mediation process following a 3-2 vote in March to revoke the Mainsail site plan to build a lodge, restaurant and resort units in the citys downtown area near Gulf and Marina drives. The site plan revocation was followed mediation. The site has a long history dating back to 2001, but Mainsail has been the property owner for three years. Purchased twice out of foreclosure after another companys effort to develop the property, Mainsails efforts gained momentum at the beginning of the year. In order to present a design that maintains the original site plan and its entitlements, Mainsail attempted to use the previous companys footprint and installed footers and foundachanges which prompted rejection by Commissioners Judy Titsworth, Marvin Grossman and Pat Morton. The project was supported by Commission Chair Jean Peelen, Commissioner David Zaccagnino and Mayor Carmel Monti, although Monti does not have a vote under the city charter. Monti, Titsworth and city attorney Patricia Petruff represented the city at the mediation. Representing Mainsail were attorney Robert Lincoln, president Joe Collier, vice president Brian Check and investor Ed Chiles. Special magistrate Steven Seibert presided over the proceedings. Im hoping for a civil conversation today, said Seibert. Negotiation is what this process is. Its taking a break from all the legal adversarial process. Seibert said it wouldnt be easy and that both sides would have to understand that a compromise would mean losing something in the process. It will take courage, he said. My perPLEASE SEE HB-MAINSAIL PAGE 4 sonal feeling is that litigation never gets you more than a good negotiation will. Several issues appeared to be impassable at the onset of the mediation. At the heart of the discussion was the use by the development of a private road, Sunrise Lane, abutting the east side of the project, for emergency vehicles, setbacks and density. Lincoln also maintained the commissioners violated city procedures by voting to revoke the site plan and that commissioners never had the authority to do so. Mainsail came in and obtained permits that required a valid site plan and received those permits in 2010, said Lincoln. Mainsail struction based on the approved site plans. The citys actions by revoking are unfair because it destroys all those rights. Petruff said there were many stipulations attached to the site plan approval and one of many sticking points for the city was that adequate parking would be guaranteed. Holmes Beach Commissioner Judy Titsworth and Mainsail investor Ed Chiles take part in the June 21 mediation process between the city and the Mainsail development team at CrossPointe Fellowship. Islander Photos: Mark YoungTOP NOTCH WEEK 1 PHOTO WINNER Seibert MACK-DADDY contest, earning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper More-Thanare found on page 8. The next deadline is noon Friday, June 31.

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JUNE SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY Hunt for BB pier restaurateur to be lengthy process Restaurant tables overlooking Sara sota Bay at the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier await the bustle of new operators and customers as the city seeks a new tenant. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said the request for proposal process to have a new tenant in place at the Historic Bridge Street Pier restaurant will be a lengthy one. Commissioners and four potential tenants met at the site of the former Rotten Ralphs restaurant June 20 to conduct a walk-through of the establishment. Commissioner Gay Breuler said the scheduled work session was kept basic and informational with no need to make a decision anytime soon. later city commission meeting, who expressed interest in the pier restaurant, We will have several work sessions in deciding what we want to put on the RFP. Everyone will have plenty of time to get involved in the process. Today Deputy city clerk Tammy Johnson said she has received several calls from other prospective tenants. The city scheduled a work session to begin discussion on the details of the RFP at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Former tenant Dave Russell closed the doors of the pier. Russells business suffered after Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012 and he began to fall behind in his $9,000-a-month rent. Business began to improve later that summer, but a city provision that prevented Russell from making partial payments, left him unable to pay what became a mountThe issue came to a head in April, when an audit of raling debt. It took weeks for the city to determine the With the addition of legal fees, late fees and maintenance requirements as part of the lease agreement, the debt was later determined to be $250,000. Russell and the city attempted to negotiate in order to keep Rotten Ralphs open for business, but could not settle on the terms. In early May, city commissioners voted to terminate the lease with Russell and begin eviction procedures. More unsuccessful negotiations followed and the city ultimately settled on Russell paying $15,000 and vacat ing the premises. The city is now in the process of seeking a new tenant and, thus far, interested parties appear plentiful. The terms of the lease, drafted and approved under a prior administration, proved to be a stumbling block for Russell, according to both sides of the dispute. The city has pledged to create new terms for the future tenant to ensure a similar situation does not occur. PLEASE SEE BB PIER, NEXT PAGEDamaged BB pier closure extendedBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012, packed a lighter punch than the outer bands of Tropical Storm Andrea that brushed the barrier islands in early June, but Andreas impact to the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier will last longer. Debbys high winds freed more than a half dozen boats from their anchors in Sarasota Bay and crashed them into the pier, causing a closure of the structure for a few days. Andreas strength was slight, but effective. Two boats hit the pier. Besides light structural damage to about 30 feet of railing and loosening the center copula, the impact cracked two pilings. According to public works director Tom Woodard, who met with Duncan Seawall for an inspection of the pier after the storm, one of the pilings cracked in half. Its a structural safety issue now, said Woodard. Police Chief Sam Speciale updated commissioners at a June 18 department head meeting. As far as emergency operations go, Andrea was the biggest thing, said Speciale. Debbys impact to the pier was light, but did force

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 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 BB PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 TREE HOUSE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The letter states there is no record of either location having been vacated. As a consequence, please be advised that the property is in violation of four land development respond. owners of Angelinos Sea Lodge responded in the given time, however, he said the code enforcement process will continue and there will likely be another code enforcement hearing scheduled in the future. Enter sign to the outer half of the Historic Bridge Street Pier would be temporary. Islander Photo: Mark Young the closure of the adjacent day dock for a year while the city navigated Federal Emergency Management Agency red tape. The day dock repair was completed just days before Andreas arrival and support pilings were left behind as added protection in the event of another storm. Andrea tested that theory and Speciale said the pilings did what they were supposed to do in preventing boats from hitting the day dock, but waves pushed the boats down the pilings and into the pier, causing more structural damage. The city had already decided to remove the damaged copula during the upcoming pier renovation project. The railings have been repaired by Woodards public works crew, but the damaged pilings are the cause to continue closure. One piling was slightly damaged during Debby and Duncan Seawall repaired the piling by wrapping it with a protective rubber sheath. Woodard said this time, the plan is to put two new pilings on either side of the broken pilings, telling commissioners that the $3,200 cost would be cheaper than the wrapping. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse questioned the cost project was still on schedule. Gilbert said it was on schedule and that a request for proposal, project details and a request for bids should be ready by the end of June. City clerk Nora Idso said the repair cost to the pilings would have to come out of the existing pier renovation budget. While the city has funding in place for the pier, a project cost will not be released until a scope of work is submitted to the city by the engineers. The scope of work is expected soon and a cost estimate for the project will be announced as part of the citys bid process. O ther options were discussed in how to handle repairing the pilings so close to the renovation project, but Woodard said the pier could not reopen in the short term without the repairs. The $3,200 is the cheapest way to get the pier back open, he said. The existing pilings are load bearing. Woodard said he would present the plan to repair the pilings at a city commission meeting. Speciale said other than the pier damage, Bradenton bigger concern than what many island residents may realize. The water was within inches of coming over the seawalls, he said.Half-cent sales tax fails at the pollsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter The proposed half-cent sales tax that would have helped pay for indigent health care while possibly relieving property owners burden with an estimated 26 percent property tax decrease died in a June 18 referendum. According to the Manatee County Supervisor of About 39,000 registered voters cast their ballots. According to the supervisors website, 15,280 voters supported the sales tax increase while 23,710 voted no. Holmes Beach Commission Chair Jean Peelen was a Peelen said June 19 she was disappointed in the outcome and surprised at the low voter turnout. I dont think the message got out very well to voters, she said. And I was surprised at the level of opposition. Peelen said she received automated phone calls about the referendum. I had about 12 calls and all but one were in opposition, she said. Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie, who voted to put the issue on a referendum, said the people have spoken. O ur job was to present a possible solution and send it to the voters and thats what we did, he said. Now we have to put this behind us and look for another solution to pay for indigent health care. Voters did support the second referendum item that will give authority to county commissioners to provide businesses and existing businesses wanting to expand. The business tax exemption passed with 52.53 per cent of the vote among 20,396 voters. More than 18,400 voters voted no. In order for a business to qualify for the incentive it must meet continuing criteria, including providing jobs, investments and wages above average for the area. period, commissioners can revoke the incentive.

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Great Rates, Excellent Conditions Mainsail has contended it has a lease with Wells Fargo bank for offsite parking, but Petruff said no such lease has been presented to the city. Collier said the lease was part of the acquisition when the property and associated development rights were purchased. He said Mainsail has a valid lease, but he eventually revealed that the lease was not being paid because he didnt want to pay for what he couldnt use. Collier then said negotiations are ongoing between Mainsail and Wells Fargo to purchase either a portion of the banks parking lot or the bank property, but insisted those were only discussions. However, Collier said the offsite parking would no longer be an issue because one of his concessions was to remove three units from the design, eliminating the need for offsite parking. Concessions from Mainsail did not come readily, and clearly emotions over the revoked site plan were still running high. Collier reiterated that Mainsail came to the table and invested funds in good faith based on city promises that the two entities would work together. It goes to good faith discussions, and in meetings with city staff, we clearly were under the impression we were in workshop mode, said Collier. We responded to things city staff asked us to look at on the site plan. Collier said he was reassured by city staff that there were workable solutions. We went off on our merry way and spent money, he said. We werent drawing a hard line with the city. We changed the design then went to the next city meeting to show the changes. Collier said it appeared to him that the majority of commissioners had already made up their minds. In fairness, I felt ambushed, he said. I felt mugged. We didnt lawyer up for that meeting because I was told we were rolling up our sleeves to work, and the next thing I know the site plan was revoked. Chiles said there was a lot of give and take in meetings with city staff and was equally shocked when the commission moved to revoke the plan, especially because the comparison report between the old and new site plans was not presented by city staff, as requested. That was shocking to me, he said. You had your attorney saying very strongly, You dont want to go there. You had your mayor and the commission chair, who is an attorney, saying You dont want to go there, Titsworth, who lives adjacent to the proposed project on Sunrise Lane and voted to revoke the site plan, said she had all the information she needed to make an informed decision. She said if the city approved a site plan laden with code violations, the city would have been sued by its citizens. I dont feel like we are unduly burdening anyone, she said. We arent taking their rights away. They can still have a resort, but it needs to be brought into code one happy. I care about the neighborhood, the developer and this city. Im the least political person in the world. All I care about is Holmes Beach. At times, it appeared a resolution between the two made with Mainsail offering concessions to redesign at Public comment at the mediation was minimal, but residents Lance Spotts and Islander publisher Bonner Joy, both neighbors of the project, said they were not against the project, but felt it could be done with less impact. Concern from the city over building on a spit of land that juts from the property into the basin was brought up. Monti said the city would like to maintain the vista of the waterway from Marina Drive, and Collier said one of those two buildings could be reduced in height. There was a lengthy discussion on which building should be reduced, but an agreement was reached to rework the design of the project. In exchange for the concession, the city agreed to back away from a June 13 work session consensus to enforce a special exception that limits the number of charter boats docked in Mainsails marina. The special exception limits charter operations to three boat slips, but the city currently has seven permits existing boat operators and their customers. Titsworth, Petruff and Monti all agreed that it was a concession they could temporarily allow and they would bring the matter back before the commission. The Mainsail team agreed to work on the design and to renew efforts with the city, but Collier wanted a consensus from the city that it was willing to go forward. Lincoln and Petruff said they will work toward creating a draft to see what a settlement would look like. Mediation is expected to continue June 24-25, while a request for consensus on marina-charter boat operations is expected at the next city commission meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. HB-Mainsail debate continuesHolmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, city attorney Patricia Petruff and Commissioner Judy Titsworth face the Mainsail development team of attorney Robert Lincoln, Joe Collier, Ed Chiles and Brian Check at the June 21 mediation. The two sides are working toward a resolution through special magistrate Steven Seibert, at the head of the table. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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BB 27th Street dispute ends againBB commissioner weds, says no to another termBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Commissioner Gay Breuler made a brief announcement at a June 16 department head meeting that she will not seek another term in November. The commissioner was married June 16 and said, My priorities are different now, and I wont always be able to be in Bradenton Beach. City clerk Nora Idso said she was sorry to lose an experienced commisWard 1 in November 2009. On behalf of everyone, we are sorry to see you go, but understand your decision, she said. There is, however, plenty of city business to take care of before a November election, and commissioners and department heads went to work on their issues. Idso said she wanted to compliment public works director Tom Woodard and his crew for the part they played in completing the Eighth Street South dock. The dock was completed around June 18, after two years of closure. Lacking city funding after the city condemned the dock with a promise to rebuild it, residents in the area pooled their money to pay for the project. It took almost a year for the permitting process to be completed. Woodard said he would soon present a landscaping plan for city hall using about $500 from his departments budget. Commissioners have discussed using $2,600 of Scenic Waves Partnership Committee funding for the city hall project, and renewed that discussion. Idso said. It has to be spent this year. Scenic Waves designated the funding for a gateway a city project. Hill is back to work, albeit administrative duties only. He continues to recover from his vehicle being struck by a to the Holmes Beach Police Department. Hill is currently working at a desk until he can return to patrols. Initially, Speciale said, doctors said his injuries would end his career, but further tests indicated Hill could recover with rehabilitation. He has been back at work for a couple of weeks. In other matters, Vice Mayor Ed Straight asked if the city has ordinances to require protest demonstrators to get Speciale said no such ordinance exists, but that the We would typically deal with it that way, if it was the final revisions to the land development code are almost done and would be presented to the planning and zoning board soon. Following the P&Z review, the revisions will be presented at two public hearings at city commission meetings before adoption. Gilbert said the city continues to increase revenue from last year with building permit fees and, Three more coming in soon. Breuler By Mark Young Islander Reporter Promises have been plentiful over the past several months that the longstanding and costly dispute between Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach over a piece of property in the Sandpiper Resort mobile home park would come to an end. Promises were so forthcoming in recent weeks, local media reported the matter resolved, but it has continued Next week and any day now have been uttered several times in city commission meetings on both sides of the border, and according to Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry, the matter is closed. Not yet, however. We received a motion to dismiss with prejudice from Holmes Beach to proceed with the dismissal and we signed it, said Perry. Sandpiper executed it and (attorney) Jim Dye and (Holmes Beach city attorney) Patricia The dispute began in 2008 with a Bradenton Beach quitclaim deed for a strip of property on the northern boundary of Holmes Beach to the Sandpiper Resort, in Bradenton Beach. Holmes Beach initially objected to the quitclaim, but took no action until 2011, when Sandpiper installed fences, locked gates and posted private property signs. Petruff was moved into action by the prior Holmes claim. The November 2012 elections swept in a new mayor and two new commissioners, who, along with another seated commissioner, pledged to end the dispute. Its taken more than six months and thousands of additional taxpayer dollars, but the action will end with As the process wound down, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach disagreed whether the lawsuit should be dismissed with or without prejudice. Without prejudice would leave the door open for while with prejudice would prevent that from happening. Bradenton Beach agreed to dismiss without prejudice to end the dispute, but Sandpiper, as a co-defendant, refused. Holmes Beach wanted to split the terms with prejudice for Sandpiper, but without prejudice with Bradenton Beach. Eventually, Holmes Beach relented. not surface again under the terms of dismissing with prejudice.

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6 JUNE 26, 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 Carol Brenneman 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 Shane Pelkey Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) JUNE 26, 2013 JUNE 26, 2013 JUNE 26, 2013 JUNE 26, 2013 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5604B 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. Letters by email are preferred. Send to news@ islander.org, or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,400 users. Like us online.High-rise Cortez Bridge? This is reality, not a game of wits or pride, or power what would remain of the Cortez community and Bradenton Beach, no amount of Oops! can replace what that possible new bridge will destroy. Everyone should read the September 2012 proposal for the Project Development and Environment Study by Parsons Brinckerhoff. Its a blueprint for the Florida Department of Transportation to politely shove a giant bridge down your throat. The Cortez Bridge project study advises to build relationships, listen, then says to ask yourself, If you are stuck with a high-level bridge, what can we do to make it better for you? According to the DOT officials at the April 30 public meeting, eminent domain costs have not been factor in the selection and placement of a bridge. North or south alignment of a new high-rise bridge Road, disrupting accessibility for businesses and residents, not to mention destruction of some businesses and residences. (Mountainous approaches?) DOT does not concern itself with your safety after construction. You are on your own in high winds, which are buffered for a lower bridge by area buildings. A bascule bridge is never locked up in event of high winds. You can always evacuate. But high winds could make evacuation over a giant bridge dicey, if not deadly. lasting impact on the environment by the construction process. Seagrass mitigation? Ha! The new bridge slope can be 7 percent with landings for handicapped access. There would be no more Have you biked over the Ringling Bridge in Sara-Questions for county commissioners I have lived on Anna Maria Island more than 10 years and moved here because it was still a fairly natural setting, and still a relatively easy drive to major airports, culture, etc. Why are you so anxious to permanently damage such a unique proposition? I strongly oppose anything that would threaten the quality of the environment that abuts the bays, and the rivers and creeks that feed into them. Please, reconsider your votes that relax the standards concerning Long Bar Pointe as it relates to the Urban Service Area. We need sustainable development and industry around U.S. Highway 41 and Interstate 75 and not anywhere near the bays. We elected you because you claimed to be leaders, now its time for all of you to prove it. Or is the money from developers just too tempting for board members except Commissioner Michael Gallen? Lisa Pierce, Holmes Beach sota? Same height. Prime summer Anna Maria Island is prime in its most active, thriving, or satisfying stage or period, according to the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary as summer begins in earnest. We are, like the young folks headed off to college, careers, military service, adventures, in the prime of life, er, island time. It seems almost every day is more beautiful than the previous one. The moon this past week was literally super a so-called supermoon rose in the east the night of June 22. For islanders with a view of Perico Island the unspoiled part moonrise was a sight to behold. This moon is not only the closest and largest of the year, according to the website EarthSky, its also the moons closest encounter with Earth in all of 2013. So its not just a supermoon its the closest supermoon to occur this year, EarthSky reports. This supermoon dare we call it a spectacular moon? passed within about 221,000 miles from the Earth, which compares with its typical distance of about 238,000 miles. According to astronomers, it appeared 12 percent to 14 percent larger than the usual moon. It also is not without its effects on our tides, and Its with just a little embarrassment that I admit, as a young girl I was convinced that Superman occupied the moon whenever it was its biggest and brightest and orange. I was an avid super-character comic book reader couldnt get enough. And much like other hold the same allure. But all this supermoon hype, and the appearance of a grand moon over Sarasota Bay, reminds me, too, that we are in the throws of a Super Summer. When folks ask, Do you think this is the busiest summer ever for Anna Maria Island? the answer is an roads, crowds on the trolleys and parking at the Manatee Public Beach, it certainly is shaping into a super prime summer. Can we manage it all? Its up to us. I say yes. But it may be islanders who need to ride the trolley or a bicycle to reduce congestion on the roads. After all, we have to lead the way. It may be islanders who refrain from the beaches and Publix during the mid-day rush. We cant expect visitors to know its prime time on AMI. Next week, the super explosion of July 4 arrives and its prime time for yahoos on AMI. Its the holiday I duck. Bonner Joy

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 7 Headlines from June 25, 2003Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall June 16 77 90 0 June 17 77 91 0 June 18 76 90 0 June 19 76 91 0 June 20 74 90 0 June 21 74 91 0 June 22 73 90 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 87.424-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! 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 Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. 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Bradenton Beach contributed $3,500 to the project. cipals in Florida to receive the 2003 Principal Achievement Award from the Florida Department of Education. Hayes was selected from among elementary school principals in 13 counties, including Sarasota, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties. AMI chamber board focuses on planning eventsThe Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce other event plans for 2013. Islander Photo: Carol Brenneman By Carol Brenneman Islander Reporter Two upcoming island events the Small Business Development Expo in August and the Symphony on the Sand concert in November are among the top offerings on tap by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. The chamber board of directors met June 19 at the visitor center, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, for discussion on these and other matters. Speakers and a panel focusing on Advertising and Marketing for Small Business; Website Dynamics that Work; So Many Apps, So Little Time; Creating a MarBusiness; and Health Care 2014 and Your Business are topics set for the expo at 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 20 at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The chamber is hosting the event for a second year to help the business community grow and prosadded, Were looking forward to another successful expo and are pleased so many business professionals stepped forward to help. Vendor space and sponsorships for the expo remain available, she added. Symphony on the Sand, featuring the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra on Coquina Beach, is seeded with funds from Manatee County. It is a model for future events, island businessman and chamber board member David Teitelbaum said. Board president Mary Ann Brockman announced that an elegant wine tasting and small food plates by various restaurants will accompany the concert, with table seating offered to 300 guests at a cost of $100 per person. Beach seating may also be offered at a lower ticket price. She said limited-edition posters, specially designed for the evening and signed by AMICCOs maestro, will be sold. The chamber also is organizing Bayfest, Island City Fest and the Sept. 23 golf tournament at Bradenton Country Club. Business of the Year applications are being distributed, and board member Ellen Aquilina said any chamber business member for a year in business for three years can apply. Larry Chatt reported island images on Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest will be begin posting in August. A weekly chamber post, along with one YouTube video a month, is planned. David Berube said 14 businesses joined the chamber in a recent membership drive. Concluding the monthly meeting, the directors approved Dan Alderson of Tylers Homemade vacancy on the board. The next scheduled meeting for the board will be in August.

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8 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE BB AUDI T NEXT PAGE Top Notch contest rules 1) The Islander Newspaper Top Notch Photo Contest is strictly for amateur photographers those who derive less than 5 percent of their income from photography. 2) Black-and-white and color digital photographs taken after Jan. 1, 2012, are eligible. Photos previously published (in any format/media) or entered in any Islander or other competition are not eligible. 3) Photographs may be taken with any camera. No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permitted; no composite or multiple print images; no camera app manipulation will be accepted. Digital photos must be submitted in JPG le format. Prints and slides are not accepted. 4) Entrants name, address and phone number must be included either in the email or afxed to the back of each print submitted. One email per photo submission. Email single entries to topnotch@islander.org. 5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must provide the original digital image if requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The Islander. The Islander and contest sponsors assume no responsibility for maintaining submissions. Entrant must provide the name and address of any recognizable persons appearing in the picture with the entry. 6) Employees and paid contributors to The Islander and their immediate family members are not eligible. Enter Top Notch by June 28 for next weeks cover spot If youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. The Islander Top Notch digital photo contest began publishing weekly winning photos June 26. Six weekly winning photos are being featured on the cover of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize winner of $100 from merchants. Weekly winners receive a More Than a Mullet Wrapper Islander T-shirt. The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the contest. Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pictures that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal triumph. This year, judges also will be looking for top pet photos with a prize appropriate to pets from Perks 4 Pets and The Islander. Digital contest entries should be submitted in original JPG format via email to topnotch@islander.org. Digital entries are required. O nly photo cropping is allowed. No retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed. email with the required information in the e-mail text. There is no limit to the number of weekly entries, and entries need not be repeated, as photos not selected but preferred by the judges are moved forward each week. Entries that are determined to lack meeting the conTop notch past winner 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. Egmont Key, Sunset & Snorkeling Cruises PRIVATE CHARTERSPay for 5, get 6th person FREE. Call for details and reservations.Find us on Facebook:www.keyesmarina.com/charters coastline.excursions@gmail.comDONT FORGET TO REVIEW US ON TRIPADVISOR.COM Egmont Key, Sunset & Snorkeling Cruises USCG, First Aid, CPR Certi ed Local Discounts Anna Maria cell tower recommending committee inches forwardBy Bonner Joy Islander Editor The Anna Maria Cell Tower Review Committee met June 19 to discuss its ranking of three proposals from three companies vying for the project. The committee, chaired by building official Bob Welch with members Tom Aposporos Sr., Jon Crane and former Mayor Mike Selby, reviewed the presentations from F& L Towers, Ridan Industries II-Florida Towers Partners and Vertex Development. Welch led the conversation and members spoke in choices based on a point-ranking system. Selby noted the proposals were similar and aesthet ics, such as height, were not an issue since that is governed by ordinance. He noted that in his research he found two companies had no lawsuits on record, while Vertex had two past lawsuits, one it won and the other it lost. Selby also commented that one of the proposers has a project on the other end of the island, but he didnt know if that made them a stronger candidate. Crane said in his consideration, How much do I trust the provider to act in the best interest of the city? guided his decision. F&L third. Crane ranked F&L on top, Ridan second and Vertex third, while Selby also ranked F& L on top, but he put Ridan and Vertex in a tie behind F& L by only 5 third. Ridan No. 1, and F&L was ranked second. He rejected a suggestion by Crane to add up each committee members The committee ultimately decided to ask the city commission to hear presentations from the two topranked companies, while the third presenter asked to be included. Welch said it will be up to commissioners if they want to hear one or any presentations, or push it back to the committee to name one company to negotiate with for the cell tower. The city commission will hear the committees suggestion when it next meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.Cell tower prospects nal rankingMembers First Second Third Tom Aposporos Sr. Ridan Vertex F&L Jon Crane F&L Ridan Vertex Mike Selby F&L (Ridan-Vertex Tie) Bob Welch Ridan F&L Vertex Winner ranks: Ridan F&L VertexBB audit clean, but city overspentBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach city commissioners and adminiscity hall. Its the highest level of opinion we can give, said auditor Randy Gillingham of CS&L CPAs of Bradenton. off the citys debts. According to the audit report, the city exceeded its Cell tower prospects ranked by pointsMembers F&L Ridan Vertex Tom Aposporos Sr. 235 255 245 Jon Crane 355 310 320 Mike Selby 495 490 490 Bob Welch 465 480 450 Totals: 1,550 1,235 1,105

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 9 BB AUDIT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 1707 1st St. E., BradentonWhere Hwy 41 & 301 meet @ 17th Ave Best Place to Find Anything! Entire Flea Market Open Bring the Family! Spend the Day! Chill Out! RED BARN FLEA MARKET HAS COOL AIR CONDITIONING941-747-3794 Red Barn (indoor) Plaza OPEN Tuesday-Sunday (see website for details) SUMMER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY Click! The Islander welcomes photographs and notices of the milestones in readers lives weddings, anniversaries, travels and other events. Please send notices and photographs with detailed captions along with complete contact information to news@islander.org or 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. THE BEACH SHOP www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACH SHOP The BEACH SHOP We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! Anna Maria wants real estate sign changesBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter letter sent two weeks ago to 40 property owners and real estate companies regarding sign violations was intended to encourage businesses to improve their signs. Welch said the letter indicated owners of signs in violation of the citys sign ordinance could face a $100 citation if not brought into compliance by the end of July. However, he said the city commission directed him to work on providing alternative language for the placement of signs in the residential zoning district, and he is inviting comments and suggestions from real estate companies and property owners. The code provides for a maximum sign size of 4 square feet, and the placard cannot be on a swinging hinge. Only one sign per property is allowed. Signs also must be anchored to the ground. Welch said banjo-style signs a sign placard framed by metal with two posts that stake it in the ground are easier to put in and move. signage than handing out citations. I invite anyone who may have a sign that violates the code to come see me and we can talk about suggestions for changing the ordinance, Welch said. Visit Welch at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, or call him at 941-708-6130, ext. 25. A traditional sign design according to cial Bob Welch by the city of Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin 2012-13 general fund budget by $403,427. Gillingham cited the citys transition period from outsourcing sanita tion services and stormwater projects as the two primary factors in exceeding the budget. They are both a one-time kind of thing, he said. Nevertheless, you did overspend. He also said the city received about $187,000 less in expected revenue. The city had almost $10,000 less than what was expected to be received in property taxes, almost $57,000 of state-shared revenues did not come into the city coffers and almost $67,000 was lost during the outsourced sanitation transition period. Gillingham said some city departments also were over budget, but others were under budget, so that kind of all balanced out. The CS& L report concludes with recommending that the city monitor its budget and ensure all spending is within the adopted budget. In addition, the city should amend its budget for projects not contemplated in the original adopted budget. there is a reason why she consistently informs commis sioners there is no extra money to spend. You have to be really careful about going over budget, she said. Its not easy, but thats why I always say we dont have any money. to start up at a series of commission work sessions beginning in mid-July. No dates were set as of press time for The Islander.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 11 2 reworks shows planned for Anna Maria Island The Sandbar and BeachHouse restaurants again will The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, will hold its 20th annual Fireworks Extravaganza July 3. The restaurant will host a VIP party that includes and cocktails. Thousands of people also gather on the beach to the display over the Gulf of Mexico, which begins after nightfall. For more details about the BeachHouse event, call 941-779-2222. The July 4 celebration takes place at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. The restaurant also will host a VIP party with a buffet, cocktails, party show. For more information about the Sandbar event, call the restaurant at 941-778-8709. Blasting into the Fourth Islander File Photo 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! Coming up Save the date Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline is the Wednesday a week before publication. Photos are welcome.NEMO at work collect trash from the beach after a July 4 celebration with the clean up July 5. Islander File PhotoVolunteer crew preparing for July 5 cleanup An all-volunteer crew is preparing for a post-holiday beach cleanup Friday, July 5. Typically there is a lot of trash to remove from the beach after July 4. Diane and John Havelka are coordinating the effort for the North End Merchants Organization and inviting volunteers to gather at 7 p.m. at Ginnys and Jane Es at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. formed in 2010 to show the community its patriotic spirit. Organizers, in addition to recruiting volunteers, are accepting donations of trash bags for the campaign. For more information, call Diane Havelka at Beach Bums at 941-778-3316. Guild Gallery hosts Flowers Galore! Members of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will participate in Flowers Galore! in July. The window display will be at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, For more information, call the gallery at 941-7786694.Island Rotary wins awards The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club recently received three awards for its activities during 2012-13 Club Year. The island club received the Governors Award and the Award with Distinction. The club, which was formed in 1964, meets Tuesdays at noon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. For more information, call Jim Dunne at 941-7784060.

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12 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Island Library announces July programs The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will host childrens programs, book clubs, classes and other events in July. Book Club, pre-registration required. 10 a.m., summer programs for children. tion caregiver group. Organizing for the Big One seminar. Extension Service cooking class, Cooking with Herbs. Culture Club, pre-registration required. living with Alzheimers. ment through Mindful Breathing session. self-publishing. Puppet Show. in the salt marsh. For more information, call the library at 941778-6341.IGW to feature Pastorius work Artist Dee Pastorius and her work will be featured in July at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Her exhibit is My Watercolor Garden. Pastorius, according to a news release, is a versatile artist, whose unique creations range from elephants painted on palm fronds to realistic paintings of antiquities. IGW is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information about the gallery, go online to www.islandgallerywest.com or call IGW at 941-7786648 Privateers raf ing Rays tickets The Anna Maria Island Privateers are raising game. at Tropicana Field with access to the Home Plate Club buffet and oversized leather seats and also access to the Hancock Bank Club offering a buffet, unlimited beer and wine, a lounge and dining area, as well as a great the opportunity to join the crew in an upcoming parade. Tickets are $5. The winners will be drawn on July 4, when the Privateers hold the annual Independence Day parade and party on the island. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Privateer Lisa Lash Ritchey at 941-238-8974 or lmritchey@yahoo.com.Privateers elect of cers The Anna Maria Island Privateers have elected the ident Mary Ann Maz Zyla-Smith. She takes the office at August. For more, contact Lisa Lash Ritchey at 941-2388974 or lmritchey@yahoo.com. Life Has Its Loyalties 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 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 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice. We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell benacooper@aol.com The new Islander newspaper across from the Island Library and next to Dominos Pizza. Come see us! need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com

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For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383.AMICCO announces 2013-14 season The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra plans a 21st season that includes four concerts, beginning in December. The concerts will take place at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, at 2 p.m. The annual holiday concert will be Dec. 15 and features a time-honored tradition AMICCO performing George Frideric Handels Christmas portion of Messiah. Young Solo Artist Competition winner Raine Sagramsingh, who plays the trumpet, also will perform The concert on Jan. 26, 2014, will include Johann Sebastian Bachs Cantata #140, Wachet Auf Sleepers Awake, and Bachs Concerto for 2 Violins, also known as the Double Violin Concerto. The program also features Antonio Vivaldis Gloria. AMICC O again brings opera to the island with its performance Feb. 23, 2014, of Giuseppe Verdis La Traviata. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Symphony #6, described by the composer as more the expression of feeling than painting and excerpts from Joseph Haydns Creation, considered to be Haydns masterpiece, will be performed March 23, 2014. For more information about AMICC O call Nancy Ambrose at 941-799-2181 or 941-518-4431. For tickets and subscriptions, go online to www. amicco.or g or call 941-795-2370.Scallopalooza set for Aug. 3 Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., features cocktails, dinner, entertainment and an auction. ing to bring back the scallop population in Sarasota Bay. gram raising scallops and releasing the larvae onto our local seagrass beds. Tickets to the coastal casual gala are $85 per person. Reservations by July 29 are requested. For more information, call Ronda Ryan at 941-2322363..Powerboat Grand Prix set for July 7 The annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix will take place Sunday, July 7, off Lido Beach between New Pass and Big Pass in Sarasota County. coast Charities for Children, will take place June 29-July 7 at multiple venues in Sarasota and Manatee counties Golf and Country Club, 4800 Chase Oaks Drive, Sarasota; a car show Sunday, June 30, at L akewood Ranch Main Street, 8131 Lakewood Main St.; a boat fun run on Sarasota Bay by the Bearded Clam, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; a cocktail reception Tuesday, July 2, at the Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota; a fan fest with racing teams Wednesday, July 3, at Flemings Prime Steakhouse, 2001 Siesta Drive, Sarasota; a Park near Island Park; a boat parade Friday, July 5, on Main Street in downtown Sarasota; a bikini contest Saturday, July 6, at Centennial Park at 10th Street and U.S. 41 in Sarasota; and the race 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, July 7, off of Lido Beach. For more information about the celebration, go online to suncoastoffshore.org. Family bridges Atlantic Ocean London after checking out the London Bridge with Gary Crowley Jr. and son Greg Wilson. The group also visited Paris. 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I New Anna Maria Commissioner Doug Copeland said fruitful as long as the Manatee County Tourist Development Council continues to spend a fortune to attract visitors. Copeland said it was like beating our heads against the wall. We are saying we want all these people to come, but saying we dont want you to come. He also suggested a toll booth on the island bridges would create more problems than it would solve. If everyone has to stop and pay a toll, its going to create a roadblock on those roads that is far worse than the cars coming on the island now, he said. Whitmore said a toll booth has been discussed for years. The money goes to the state, not the county or cities, she said. Monti said he isnt thinking of a toll booth to generA park-and-ride transit system also was discussed, but Whitmore said it was another idea that has been tossed around for years. She said agreements with property owners on 75th Street and Manatee Avenue were There is a free beach bus that runs on Manatee Avenue on the weekends. Holmes Beach Commissioner Marvin Grossman said if a park-and-ride system was created, it may still be difYou would need to make it fun for people to leave their cars and get on a bus, he said. Maybe you could serve beer and wine and have music. agreed that it would take a package of ideas to make an Peelen said before solutions could be considered, able and there is nothing we can do about that, she said. thirdly, you have our residents. Im not sure whether we need to address that or not. Monti said nothing was off the table. Like everything in marketing, you throw it out there and see what people will buy, he said. By offering the From grocery delivery service to providing free bicykeep as many vehicles off the road as possible. Duncan said, There wont be a single answer to all of these things. I feel very strongly this has to be a package of things, but do we have the infrastructure to handle some of these ideas? You start looking at these solutions and then you realize you have more problems. Peelen said there are some actions the island cities could take now. We have limited options as far as what we can physically do by ourselves, she said. What we havent done is for all four cities to create a campaign to take the trolley. Leave the car, ride your bike. It should be an islandwide campaign to encourage people to leave their cars. Monti said the mayors of the four cities are expected and signs encouraging public transit will be at the top of the discussion list. We would like an addition of signage that says could be taking the trolley for free? But we have to have the infrastructure in place and the availability of people getting out of their cars at a park-and-ride site. I dont see any downside to expanding the trolley and water-taxi systems, he said. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Nothing was off the table at a June 19 Coalition of tion on the island. From toll booths to the creation of party buses, many Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti will spearhead the creation of the group, and citizens from the island-key cities and of all expertise levels are encouraged to sign up by contacting Monti. Call 941-708-5800, ext. 227, or CBIEO meetings often are focused on islandwide issues, but seldom does the group come together to take action, according to second-term Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen, who suggested citizen input be part of the discussion. In the past, this has not been an effective group, but we have an opportunity to be more effective, she said. Things tend to get talked about here and they die here. going to accomplish something, then citizens from all four communities should be involved in the process. uses citizen input when addressing complicated issues. We have a lot of retired residents and all of them retired from a variety of industries, he said. The level of expertise we receive from citizens has been amazing. plentiful, but coming up with solutions that wont create more problems is challenging. We really have to address this together, as we should do everything, said Brown. I dont know if we have a solution. impaired movement of emergency vehicles. And that is a critical issue, said Duncan. When an multitude of issues, it is a serious matter. Monti said the free trolley system is a potential cause sider employing smaller trolleys. He said smaller trolleys could pull off the road to collect and discharge passengers, allowing other vehicles to continue. Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore said the smaller trolleys break down more than the larger ones. A fender-bender on the Anna Maria Island Bridge can cause gridlock in all directions on the island as well as Perico Island and the Palma Sola Causeway leading into Bradenton. 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The problem for the two cities is they own their streets and must fund resurfacing from their tax dollars, SueLynn noted. On weekends and holidays when the weathers nice, its the same story. Our roads and parking spaces are packed. And its not regular visitors, its the day-trippers from out east, Polk County, Tampa and elsewhere, she said. Howe also noted that the population increase in Manatee County has done much to bring people from Lakewood Ranch and the eastern part of the county to the beach on weekends. If you live out east, what do you do on a weekend? he said. You go to the beach. of parking spaces on the island. When those are gone, people start parking anywhere. Monti agreed, observing that beachgoers park on both sides of Manatee Avenue from Gulf Drive to East Bay Drive. weekends and holidays, Monti said, and its not getting better. You have become too popular and too well-known, Howe said. He urged the mayors to come up with suggestions for solutions or help, even if they dont conform to the current rules. Howe said it may be time to take a look at some tough decisions. He noted Sanibel Island charges $6 per car to cross the bridge, while parking in Treasure Island in Pinellas County is $2 an hour. No one likes to say the words toll, or paid parking, but some tough decisions may be ahead. MPO assistance may come from the eventual highrise bridge that will replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge, thus eliminating the bascule raising. Howe added that widening Manatee Avenue or Gulf Drive is not an option. If you have suggestions, bring them forward. The tough decisions are food for thought, he said. SueLynn wondered what happened to the message signs Manatee County used to have on the mainland along Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue, but Howe said thats an issue she should take up with the county. In other business, Tony Sherrard, representing the Florida Department of Transportation, gave an update on where the planning, development and environmental study for the Cortez Bridge stands. The study that began in January and takes about two years to complete replacement bridge. The informal DOT surveys have found 51 percent of respondents favor rehabilitating the bridge, while 43 percent would like a replacement bridge. A few respondents were undecided. needs ongoing repairs, and a major rehab is set to begin in spring 2014 that would extend the life expectancy of the bridge another 10 years. A public meeting on the bridge is planned by the DOT for early 2014, while a public hearing on bridge options is slated for July 2014, Sherrard said. At that time, the DOT will present its recommendations for rehabilitation, replacement or the no build option. Howe also announced a major resurfacing project for Manatee Avenue West from the Perico Bay Club to Palma June 2014. ment, but no funding has been set aside for replacing the Anna Maria Island Bridge, let alone rehabilitating or replacing the Cortez Bridge, he said. In other matters, SueLynn was elected to be the islands representative to the MPO with Monti as the alternate. as the ITPO representative to the MPO technical advisory committee.Island stopover Anna Maria visits the Honolulu police headquarters. included the USS Missouri and the Hawaii symphony. Islander Courtesy Photo

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16 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER BB man arrested for burglary A 28-year-old Bradenton Beach resident was arrested by Holmes relatives Holmes Beach home June 11. for felony grand theft and felony burglary. He is accused of entering the relatives home without permission and stealing two boat motors valued at $800 and clothing valued at $1,100. Police say Wallace took the relatives house key from another relative and entered the residence twice to steal. He sold the property at clothing stores and two pawn shops. According to the report, Wallace admitted to taking the items during an interview with police. He was arrested without incident and booked into the Manatee County jail on $9,000 bond. According to the as of Islander press time. He is to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, July 5, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Wallace 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. WMFR chiefs recognized West Manatee Fire Rescue District recently announced that the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission on Professional Credentialing has re-conThe Chief Fire Officer Designation Program was created to recognize fire officers who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding achievement throughout their career. The designation demonstrates that individuals have developed a strategy for continued career improvement and development. Both Price and Pollock received their original designation in 2007. The commission also re-conferred Program is an incremental step toward standards of expertise, responsibility, and accountability. Jasinski was the the designation in 2010. For information on the commission, go online at www.publicsaftyexcellenc e.org. For more information on WMFR, call Pollock at 941-761-1555 or email him at brett.pollock@wmfr.org. Jasinski Pollock Price CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, FLIP-PAGE E-EDITION, F ACEBOOK & TWITTER! WE HAVE IT ALL.Community center board views 2013 as transition yearJust 4 funAnna Maria Community Center executive Stiles, rear, and assistant execu tive director summer camp participants June 21 in the center lobby. Islander Photo: Carol Brenneman By Carol Brenneman Islander Reporter After three months as Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director, Dawn Stiles told her board of directors June 21 she is looking forward to plans for the next year. not take into account the month of June, which is busy with summer camps and programs. This year has been a transitional one. Dawn brings new leadership, new ideas and energy to the community center, Scott Dell, assistant executive director, said. We are moving in the right direction looking to the new Stiles said she is working on a needs assessment grams are wanted. A survey was last undertaken in conjunction with the U.S. Census in 2000. I also would like to do an analysis of events, public relations, revenue and see whats most successful for the center, Stiles said. In the planning is a salsa party, which Stiles has been discussing in partnership with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for November. Conquer the Island, set for Dec. 14, will be a race on Coquina Beach, culminating with various family activi event bringing people in for the weekend, Stiles said. Current summer camps are underway, as are various athletic programs. Adult coed softball tryouts will be held June 26 at 6 p.m. on the Holmes Beach Field, and volleyball and 5-14 and teen kickball for ages 10-15 also are among the summer activities. The boards next meeting will be in September, when Stiles will present a revised budget.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 17 By Bonner Joy Islander Editor What began with tragic loss has resulted in salvation and triumph for Christine Olson. Olson is a long-time employee at the Rod & Reel Pier, where she has served many meals over the years. She often gives patrons a purple bracelet that both honors reminder for people to register with the organization she founded, To Inform Families First. Its amazing how one small idea has turned into a service that has helped countless Florida families be informed work is not done yet, Olson says. TIFF is a drivers license registration program that allows Florida drivers to enter family contacts for access by law enforcement. On June 11 and June 12, the founder of TIFFs Initiative, traveled to Atlanta as a guest of the state of Florida to speak at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administration Region II conference about the importance of having an emergency contact program available in more U.S. states. The idea originated in 2005 after Olsons 22-year-old and her boyfriend were traveling north on U.S. Highway occurred and it took more than six hours and many phone Olson knew then that something had to change about and she started looking for ways to make that happen. Her quest led her to then-state Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, now a state senator, and he led Olson to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, where they learned a secure database that allows law enforcement to access drivers license information could be expanded to include family contact 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 BREAKING NEWS, FLIP-PAGE E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER! WE HAVE IT ALL. StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria disturbance and found a mother arguing with her juvenile son. No physical contact occurred. Bradenton Beach tery. A 44-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery. According to the report, the man was upset that his live-in girlfriend was going to do laundry while he was away. He told her not to leave the house and several times to go inside, at which time he allegedly put her in a headlock and dragged her into the home. During the incident, the victim fell and skinned her knee. A witness observed the incident and called police. The suspect was arrested at the scene. Cortez Holmes Beach petit theft. A 22-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested at Walmart for petit theft. According to the report, the woman entered the womens clothing section and placed a tank top into her purse. She then went to the sporting goods section, where she allegedly placed to leave the store. She was detained by a loss prevention plainant reported someone forced open a side door of the residence and stole a 32-inch TV valued at $350 from the living room. A woman reported a golf cart valued at $5,465 was stolen from her front yard. The following day, police responded to the 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard in reference to the theft of a grill valued at $1,000 from a residents backyard. While investigating the theft, the stolen vehicle from the previous day. The owner was able to verify it was her golf cart and the vehicle was returned to her. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Local mom takes TIFF across state lines Safety and Motor Vehicles website at v where people can register emergency contacts. information. The partnership grew to include the DMV and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and now any car computer and view contact information if its been registered by the driver. In order for contact information to be available, drivin Florida are registered. Olson is now spreading the word to other states, advocating similar programs to prevent families from the painful hours in an emergency involving a loved one. Government officials and DMV employees from North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico attended the conference and heard Olsons story. She hopes they follow in her footsteps. She welcomes help reaching out and registering more people in Florida and other states and shes available as a speaker for groups. Call Olson at 941-795-1869 or email her at christinesjourney@yahoo.com.

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WELL BLOW YOU AWAY! 941.778.5788 Senior group marks 4 years The Senior Adventures group celebrated four years of activities and socializing May 31, during a party hosted its promise of giving people something to look forward to each week; socialization with friends and keeping the mind strong through learning and play, said a news release from the organization. Thirty-three people attended the event to share food and conversation, look at photographs from the past four years and remember honor members who have died, including Elizabeth Moss, Bob Carrick, George Tooker, Dorothy DeGennaro and Sam Bell. Senior Adventures coordinator Pat Gentry said, We miss them greatly, but continue our quest in their honor. trips and sometimes for events at the Annie Silver Community Center in Bradenton Beach. For more information, call Gentry at 941-9628835. Adventurers attend an anniversary celebration for the Senior Adventures. The group, based at the Annie Silver Com munity Center in Bradenton Beach, meets most weeks for an adventure or a social activity. Islander Photo: Courtesy Pat GentryPartygoers Adventures anniversary party in Holmes Beach. Louise Marie Holm also attended. Islander Photo: Courtesy Pat Gentry CrossPointe hopes to bring community to unityBy Bonner Joy Islander Editor The pastor of CrossPointe Fellowship reached out beyond a church committee to community organizations and leaders in search of ideas to bring islanders together for an event to inspire unity. U nity was the theme, but nothing was off the table at two meetings hosted by the Rev. Ed Moss at the church fellowship hall, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Moss reviewed the origin of the Nov. 16 unity event and the ground rules, but there were none. Share your ideas and suggestions for the event, he said, and well work on organizational details after the brainstorming sessions. Moss said the church will bear the costs for the event that everything will be free. He wants islanders to leave their wallets at home and focus on being one family. His basis is to build on patriotic and Thanksgiving themes to inspire community unity, as the event falls between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. What can we orchestrate which will inspire and produce growth in friendships, mutual respect, reconciliation and community spirit, and have a blast at the same time? he asked. The church plans to provide barbecue pork and was made to include a mullet fry. November traditionally begins the fall mullet run and another suggestion was made to include Cortez in the island community. Discussion at the June 13 and June 20 meetings focused on how the event can honor veterans and active military service members. There were suggestions for childrens art, a thank you wall of messages, a chili cook-off, speeches and plays, music and games. Moss had an idea for a community Jeopardy game with the three cities vying for bragging rights and questions based on island history. There were suggestions for an aerial photo with people at the event forming the letters AMI, a mysGet connected Crosspointe Fellowship wants to reach out now to island veterans and active military service men and women and their families to ensure they are welcomed to the Nov. 16 unity event. The Rev. Ed Moss hopes to collect names and emails or phone numbers, and welcomes phone calls for more information or to provide military contacts tery game in which some people would have clues for the asking, and plans to incorporate patriotic lessons at Anna Maria Elementary School. And there was much more. Brainstormers at the June 13 meeting were asked if there were any other groups or organizations that could be included in the planning stages. Representatives attending included Mary Ann Brockman of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, Dawn Stiles of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, principal Dave Marshall of Anna Maria Elementary School, Holmes Beach City Commissioner Pat Morton, Anna Maria Mayor SueL ynn, Dave Alvarez of the American L egion and many more 17 participants at week ones session and nine the second week. The result was a long list of ideas for Moss and his committee to sift through and incorporate into a time frame no time for the event was set and more meetings ahead to fuse their plan for unity. On the roadIslander photographer Edna Tiemann takes a break outside code 57066. Tiemann took a 4,000-plus mile road trip 10 days. Wonderful experience, said the photographer, now back in the 34216-17 tesy Photo

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 19 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 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 THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT ObituariesDale Elizabeth Ruiz De Villa-Herbst Dale Elizabeth Ruiz De Villa-Herbst died June 17. She was born Nov. 30, 1946, to Col. Donald and Dawn Anna Maria Island. her. The family enjoyed her crochet projects, all of which will be cherished for years to come. Her everlasting love of laughter was embraced by all. Services will be held June 29 at St. Andrews EpiscoCity Hospice organization. Mrs. Herbst is survived by her siblings, Dean of Milwaukee and Diane Schwartz of Chicago; her childrens father, Jerry L Stafford; children L ance G. Stafford, Donald C. Stafford and Douglas H. Stafford; grandchildren L ogan, L uke and L andon Stafford; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, Jessica Holt, Michelle and Dave Collings, friends and her favorite grand-dog Ellie. William Kenneth Smith Jr. Maria, died June 4, just minutes before his 87th birthday. He was born and raised in Ford County, Ill. At the age of 17, he left home to become a naval submariner. After World War II, he attended and graduated from the University of Illinois. He married his wife, Betsy, in 1953 and soon after moved to Cincinnati. In 1988, they became residents of Anna Maria. He was the sole proprietor for 50 He died on the one-year anniversary of his wifes death. A private service is planned. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. ConMr. Smith is survived by brother Jack of Paxton, Smith Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, news@islander.org. Paid obituaries are available by callKirby Stewart Post 24 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton Smoke-Free Facility / Always Open to The PublicLunches ~ Dinners ~ Dances ~ Bingo Gaming Arcade and More! FOR A SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS CALL 941-794-3489 or visit www.americanlegionpost24.com Mote, AMITW offer free, educational turtle walks Most everyone knows its sea turtle nesting season on area beaches, but Mote Marine L aboratory is asking Mote wants to answer that question by inviting the public to participate in its free educational strolls offered Resort. L earn 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 L aboratory Turtle Walks begin needed. Mote scientists and volunteers will teach sea turtle terminology such as false crawls. Tour guides will explain how false crawls and nests are documented and interpreted. For more information on how to participate, go Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch also offers talks and walks, but reservations are required because they found groups grew to too many participants. AMITWs turtle walks are held on Wednesday mornings throughout the summer. To reserve a spot and get information on when and where, call education director Wiseman at 248-982-5600. Be on the lookoutA black skimmer feeds her chick, as the male skim mer, far left, takes Fox. Fox, execu tive director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring. Fox had Seagrape Lane in Anna Maria to inspect the tractor tread-like turtle crawl in the foreground and left of the chick.

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20 JUNE 26, 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 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 Cathy Schmidt, LPGA Class A Pro TEACHES THE SECRETS TO GOLF Learning is easy and fun! Improve your game in as little as an hour!PRIVATE LESSONSOLF SCHOOLSEEKLY CLINICSLADIES PUNIORSIDEO ANALYSIS & DOPPLER ANALYSISLL SKILL LEVELS 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 26 4:04 1.5 2:14 2.6 7:42 1.2 9:43 -0.1 June 27 4:37 1.6 3:12 2.3 8:56 1.1 10:23 0.1 June 28 5:13 1.7 4:18 2.0 10:18 1.0 11:02 0.4 June 29 5:51 1.9 5:38 1.7 11:46 0.9 11:41 0.6 June 30 6:32 2.0 7:17 1.4 1:15p 0.7 3rd July 1 7:16 2.2 9:04 1.3 12:20 0.9 2:34 0.5 July 2 8:01 2.3 10:37 1.4 1:02 1.0 3:39 0.3 July 3 8:46 2.4 11:50 1.4 1:47 1.2 4:33 0.1 INSHORE AND NEARSHORE FISHING USCG LICENSED AND INSURED Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointmen t 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 marinedocktor@msn.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock !marine dockto r s Re mote Controls Got bait ?Reservations:941-323-7892 Whitebait Crab s Threadfi n Pinfish Island Pest Control wins Island Cup, adult soccer title Islander Reporter Island Pest Control defeated Wash Family Construc tion 3-2 June 20 to take the championship in the Anna Maria Island Community Centers adult soccer league and win the Island Cup. Island Pest Control had better scoring chances, the best one coming in the 18th minute when Danny Andersons left-footed goal shot from 18 yards out went just wide. Island Pest Control amped it up in the opening minthe net. A perfectly executed give-and-go between Ander son and Emily Argeros gave Anderson a chance inside the box for IPC, but his volley was wide. Four minutes later, Lindsey Weavers shot off of a nice drop pass from Argeros was on goal, but Dave Green was able to come up with the save to preserve the 0-0 tie. Finally in the 12th minute, Anderson came through on a free kick from 19 yards to give Island Pest Control a 1-0 lead. O ne minute later, Argeros took a pass from Island Pest Control a 2-0 lead. Island Pest Control almost extended its lead a minute later when Weaver crossed the ball from the right side to Anderson, whose header was on goal, but was saved by Washs Green in goal. Anderson got loose up the left side in the 18th minute and made the Wash team pay, as he took advantage of the space by deftly threading the needle with a beautiful left-footed shot, extending the Island Pest Control lead to 3-0 with the clock winding down. when Aaron Parkin curled a corner kick to BJ Grant, who headed it past Frank Agnelli in goal to pull to within 3-1. With little time remaining, WFC continued to push forward and was rewarded when top dog of WFC, Darrin score 3-2 before time ran out. Anderson led Island Pest Control with two goals and Argeros added one goal for the victors, and an assist from Gazzo, who, along with Sean Sanders and goalie Agnelli, anchored a stingy defense. Wash and Grant scored for Wash Family Construction, while Parkin and Yavalar added assists in the loss. Sato Real Estate 7-4 June 14. Parkin led WFC with four goals and two assists, while Grant added two goals. Wash Paul Hayward scored two goals and had one assist to lead Sato, which also received a pair of goals from Josh Sato. Island Pest Control advanced with a 5-3 victory over Danny Anderson scored two goals to lead IPC, which also received goals from Sean Sanders, Lindsey Weaver and Greg Ross in the victory. Key Royale golf news a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match June 18 that included a team low putts for the round competition. a 7-under-par 25 to grab a three-shot victory in Flight A. Ginny U pshaws 4-under-par 28 gave her second place L ou Anne Collins carded a 4-under-par 28 to take Barford also was part of the team that included Helen Pollack, Tootie Wagner and Terry Westby to combine for 62 putts to win the low-putts team competition. Wagner also had a chipin on the fourth hole, while Penny Williams did the same on three. Horseshoe news O nly one team managed a 3-0 record during June 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Dan Belden, visiting from Minnesota, walked his way to a 3-0 record and was champ for the day. O nly one team managed a 3-0 record during June 22 action as well. The team of Hank Huyghe and George Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no fee and everyone is welcome. Island Cup winners, Island Pest Control, team members Sean Sanders, Emily Argeros, Lindsey Weaver, Anderson pose with mascots and their trophy. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC Island Pest Control defender Sean Sanders takes the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kickball Champs Tylers Ice Cream Aris Thompson, Laura Alderson, Chrissy McCracken and Mark Fields celebrate after winning the champion ship game of the adult coed kickball league on June stahs 15-14 in the title game.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 21 mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenSIMMS Sportswear, Footwear, Dry Bags, Backpacks! PATAGONIA Board Shorts! EXOFFICIO Bug-Off Shirts!Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayak Guides, Fishing Charters ST. CROIX SHIMANO WIN AN INCREDIBLE $550 FISHING COMBOwww.Facebook.com/Keyes Marina Check out the combo at Island Discount Tackle5503 Marina Drive Holmes BeachLIKE US ON FACEBOOKwww.KeyesMarina.com 941-778-1977 Beat the clock, beat the heat to get a hook upBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter With water temps in Tampa Bay and the surrounding late in day. more active during early morning hours or at night, when reef inhabitants that arent as affected by the warm sur face temperature. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are skyrocketing through schools of hatch bait targeting macks, expect to catch blue runners, jacks and adding a small split shot 12 inches above the hook to keep your bait toward the bottom. Casting underneath the pier is probably a good idea, too. to plan accordingly when selecting gear to tackle these bait, your leader, your line and all. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing the arrival of mangrove snapper. He says the snapper appearing around the piers are smart, so anglers need to be stealthy in their approach. A small live bait hook trick. Bait of choice for the mangos has been small live shrimp. to get in on the action. Small white jigs and Gotcha plugs will get you hooked up. catching sharks. Small black tips, bonnetheads and sharp all catch and release. free-lining live shiners behind the boat, Oldham is catching trout 15-18 inches. For jigging, Oldham is using 4-5 2 Eagle Claw live bait hook. of the small wrecks and rock piles in Tampa Bay, where Spanish mackerel are being caught on free-lined shiners combined with a long shank hook and some 30-pound Also on shallow water structure, O ldham is catching too. Remember, on July 1 those keeper-size gags can go in the box. going strong along the beaches of Anna Maria Island up to 160 pounds are being reported. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is to Sarasota Bay. By using live shiners free-lined behind snook. And some big ones, too. Gross says the slot and to bite, Gross likes to use about 4 feet of 20-pound Add a shiner to that combo and youre in business. Gross also is getting good action on spotted seatrout. depth are ideal for free-lining live shiners behind the boat that bring in average-size trout of 18-22 inches. Capt. Warren Girle is targeting tarpon off the bait, Girle is using live blue or pass crabs. Multiple The less boat pressure, the better. Average size of the silver bombers in the past week for hookups was 80-150 pounds. Moving offshore, Girle is finding permit in the Girle is anchoring over structure and free-lining small, live pass crabs in the tide. Along with permit, Girle is catching amber jack, barracuda and sharks. For the AJs, Girle is chumming with live shiners and then casting a bait unto the feeding frenzy. For the cuda and sharks, chunk or live mackerel will get you hooked up. All-American red snapper about 150 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island. The charter group caught its limit of red snapper, scamp and red grouper and way too many sharks, according to Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Charters out of the Bradenton Beach Marina. Patrick Gallagher, visiting Anna Maria Island from Virginia, shows off the permit he caught and released free-lining small, live pass crabs in the tide.

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22 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This old Florida charmer is located on the desirable north end of Anna Maria with WONDERFUL open views of Lake LaVista. Recently updated from top to bottom with new windows, doors, ooring and a brand new kitchen. Loads of outdoor living area plus a huge screened-in porch and pool. Private dock with boat lift. Absolutely spotless, there is not a thing to do except move in and enjoy the Island lifestyle! $639,000 SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com More than 200 beautiful hand-selected properties to choose from. Stop by our of ces or visit our web-site to book your next vacation in paradise! 941-779-0733 www.annamariaparadise.com Salon Salon hosts beachy-style event Surfs up at Salon Salon, where the staff is inviting you to join them in a celebration of summer. The special event will include free beachy hair syle demos for attendees that feature the product line of Bumble and bumble and its new Surf Spray, as well as drinks, games, food and music, according to the salon. ceeds to help Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch with some The party including free beachy hairstyling will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Salon Salon on Pine Beauty & Spa, 313 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-0500. Islander to chair National Aquarium board Anna Maria resident Bob Carter is the new chair of the National Aquarium Institute board of directors, which includes members of the boards of the National Aquarium in Baltimore and the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. Carter, who has been a member of the board since 2008, also is president and CEO of Bob Carter Compathe world in achieving fundraising goals. His experience also includes a 26-year career with where he served 12 years as president. Before joining CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, E-EDITION, F ACEBOOK & TWITTER. THE ISLANDER HAS IT ALL. ing School of Engineering at The Johns Hopkins Univer sity, as well as assistant to the headmaster at the Gilman School in Baltimore. He also taught at and organized the land. Carter takes on his role as board chair as the aquarium moves for ward as a conservation-driven orga nization dedicated to its mission to inspire conservation of the worlds aquatic treasures, according to a news release. Carter, who resides on Anna Maria Island with wife Carol, said, I grew up around the Chesapeake Bay and have a lifelong commitment to cleaning up and protecting it and oceans, bays and estuaries around the world.Bazaar, mini-golf may expand get ready for some mini-golf at The Fish Hole minia ture golf, 115 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. The course could expand now that owner Jake Spooner, who also The lots are presently used by the outdoor Bridge Street Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Chamber to network The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business card exchange 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Banana Cabana, 103 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest or prospective member. Refreshments will be available and door prizes will be provided by a variety of members. Reservations are requested but not required. For more information, call 941-778-1541.Spring captures pie contest Andrea Spring, co-owner with husband Ed Spring, of Sign of the Mermaid, 9707 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, recently won her third national Crisco pie-baking contest. Her entry was judged the best in show for the professional baking division. The bake-off was held in Orlando at the 19th annual American Pie Championships in association with Crisco. Bob Carter 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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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 23 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach CANALFRONT W/POOL GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, GATED COMMUNITY SABAL PALMS SUPER RARE 3BR/2BA GULFFRONT rarely available Playa Business news Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe you have just opened a business. If so, wed like to hear your news and include it in the business news column. For information on this free service, call The Islander at 941-778-7978 or email news@islander.org. INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA one side, 1BR/1BA on second side. Short walk to beach. $350,000. R U N AWAY BAY Recently updated 2BR/2BA condo with great amenities and direct beach access. Asking $289,000. A NNA M ARIA BEACH FRON T 2 BR/2B A groundlevel home located directly on the beach at the north end. Detached garage. $1,695,000 Real estate transactionsJesse Brisson is on vacation this week. A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATE5702 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPECell: 941-780-8000www.islandannamaria.com AMI chamber welcomes new members The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce welSeitz. Cindy Tutterow. Beach, Tricia Graziano. Island, Bil Bowdish. Guest Services, Markus and Marianne Siegler. W., No. 100, Beth Swift. ITEMS FOR SALECLOCK COLLECTORS ATTENTION: GE Telechron model #7ha141. Collectible clock, the Airlux, post war (1945-1949), $25. 941761-1415. CORVETTE OWNERS: WOLF car cover, like new, $50. Holmes beach. 304-633-3635. FOR SALE: TRAMPOLINE exerciser, $20, clown hobo lamp, colorful, $20. Cash. 941792-0008, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com Dont miss a week of the best news and comprehensive classied ads in The Islander. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALEIndividuals 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 tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTSTHE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, arti facts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/ ATTENTION VETERANS AND active military from Anna Maria Island. Crosspointe Fellowship wants to hear from you in order to welcome you to a Nov. 16 patriotic Thanksgiving event. Call the Rev. Ed Moss at 941-778-0719 to provide your contact information. WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty. com. Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Be safe. GARAGE SALESROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donations, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Visit our #1 sale racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.LOST & FOUNDLOST: WEDDING RING. Platinum setting with three emerald-cut diamonds. Reward offered. Please return, means so much. 703-6086871. SUNGLASSES FOUND at 29th Street in the Gulf. Maui Jims. Contact Toni to claim, 863214-3886.PETSWELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701. BOATS & BOATINGBIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunsh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400. Turn the page for more boats for sale....

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24 JUNE 26, 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 Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Steven Kaluza Andrew ChennaultLIC#CBC056755 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 SERVICES ContinuedCLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941756-4570. HIDDEN DOG FENCE installation. Free estimates. 239-470-1254 or 941-456-1593. SUN MAINTENANCE AND Service: Call Travis and Megan, 941-779-8389, for all your lawn, landscape, and pool service needs. Even free snow removal 10 years experience. Free estimates, trusting services. JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. 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 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 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. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No The Islander for more information about the cockers and other adoptable pets. METR O DOOR & SUPPL Y INC.Primary Doors & Glass Inserts Custom Prep/Cut Downs Fiberglass, Aluminum, Steel, V inyl FREE ESTIM AT ES: Call 941.726.2280 ANSWERS TO JUNE 26 PUZZLE 941-778-2711 Portraits by the Sea .com BOATS & BOATING ContinuedPOWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp 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.KIDS FOR HIRELOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. NICOLE AND HALLIES babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certi ed. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.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. 941545-7114. CARE AT HOME: Con dential and professional. Home aid, companionship, basic nursing. Call Alexandra Keller, 941-524-9900.SERVICESTOASTED 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. 941-779-6638. Leave message. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941539-6891. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941545-6688. 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, 941-7782535.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. MORE ads = more readers in The Islander.

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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 SERVICES ContinuedRELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550. AMI COMPUTERS Virus removal, repairs, tutorials, data salvage. On site, at home or of ce. www.amicomputer.com or 941-962-6560.LAWN & GARDENCONNIES 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. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-3016067. 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. 941-932-6600. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.HOME IMPROVEMENTVAN-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. Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 HOME IMPROVEMENT ContinuedCUSTOM 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, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-4472198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, 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, 1-616204-8822.RENTALSWEEKLY/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. $900 mo. Call 941-538-8622. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-0901. 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 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH

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26 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS ContinuedSEASONAL OR ANNUAL Sarasota bayfront. 2BR/2BA, pool. $2,000 month. Gulf view, 3BR/2BA, $2,000 month. For information, 703587-4675, bayrest@hotmail.com. ANNUAL RENTAL: 900 sf, elevated half duplex, turnkey furnished with utilities. 1BR/1BA. Great location for beach life. (1.3 miles to Anna Maria Island) Will consider shorter term. $1,095/ month. 941-761-2725. VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/2BA condo with boat dock and pool, $550/week. Realtor, 941-7561090. TOWNHOUSE: 2BR, BOAT dock and pool. TV, cable. Furnished annual. $950/month. Realtor, 941-756-1090. FURNISHED 3BR/2BA SINGLE-family home. $1,200/month, exible lease. Updated, ve miles to beach. Realtor, 941-356-1456. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY 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.ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. REAL ESTATEPLEASE, 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 LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941778-8104. DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101. BEACH HOUSE: HOLMES Beach. Block home, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage with wood-burning replace. Zoned for weekly rentals. $465,000. Smith & Associates Real Estate, contact Realtor Bonnie Martinez, 727-512-6355, to schedule your appointment. BEST PRICE PER foot: Key Royale 3BR/3BA canal, seawall, pool. Call Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054. PERICO BAY CLUB: Great water views, great price, 2BR/2BA, $169,900. Call Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054. More ads = more readers in The Islander. REAL ESTATE ContinuedSINGLE-FAMILY HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/2BA plus den. Over 2,000 sf, community pool, tness center, 10 minutes to Anna Maria beaches. $329,000. Call Mark, 941-4473726. ISLAND ALTERNATIVE: TEN minutes to beach, no-ood zone, 4BR/2BA, caged pool, singlefamily home. Updated roof, ooring, windows and more. $219,000. Low, low down. Owner, Realtor, 941-356-1456.EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adver tise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal oppor tunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294. 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 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! 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.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 27 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 24 Anna Maria Vacations offers our guests a wide variety of select properties for their dream vacation. Please visit our website at: www.annamaria.com or call us at (941) 778 4178 and have one of our reservations specialists help you pick just the right property for your special AMI vacation! Angel Beach The Bayfront View of the Gulf This new 7 bedroom, 5 bath property boasts one Every morning, enjoy your cof fee with a gorgeous sunrise Location, location, location!! Situated directly of the larger pools on the island! With 6 Kings and over the Bay! Just a short 6 minute walk to the Gulf, this across the street from the beach with spectacular 2 twins -this is a great property for a multi family 6 bedroom house will meet all your luxury vacation needs! Water views, this 6 bedroom home has it all! vacation! Situated on a quiet cul de sac just west of Bring your boat an d explore the surrounding waters or Enjoy y our heated pool with tiki bar, view our Gulf Ave you are just a minute or two walk to the just fish right off the dock! There is plenty to do on this world famous sunsets from one of three levels w hite sand y beaches of AMI! end of the island just bring your bathing suit, flip flops of decks or take a scenic bike ride on one of the and toothbrush that is all you need to enjoy your AMI bikes provided!! dream getaway! Visit our website a t www.annamaria.com or call us at (941) 778 4178 or toll free at (800) 737 9855 to Book Now!! Visit our website at www.annamaria.com or call us at 941.778.4178 or toll free at 1.800.737.9855 to Book Now! SEASIDE Wake up to your own personal paradise! Hear the waves breaking on the shore from your bedroom with this extravagant direct bay private home! This 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom property is just a walk away from the famous Rod and Reel Pier and Bean Point Beach. Enjoy your morning coffee on your enclosed private porch where you have clear views of the St. Pete Skyline and the Skyway Bridge. Cook up a meal in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen, read a book on the water facing swings or go for a walk on the beach, this wonderfully located home offers it all! GULFSIDE OASIS This gorgeous home has got it all! If you are looking for the ideal home for a larger party or multifamily getaway, then look no further. With multiple views of the Gulf waters, a lush tropical pool and waterfall hot tub, this is the perfect spot for entertaining! Have a BBQ in your private backyard or walk one minute to the beach, the possibilities are endless in this 6 bedroom and 5 bathroom luxurious home! BAYFRONT Every morning, enjoy your coffee with a gorgeous sunrise over the Bay! Just a short 6 minute walk to the Gulf, this 6 bedroom house will meet all of your luxury vacation needs! Bring your boat and explore the surrounding waters or just sh right off the dock!! There is plenty to do on this end of the island just bring your bathing suit and toothbrush that is all you need to enjoy your AMI dream getaway!

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28 JUNE 26, 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 earn prime label. Page 6The 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 10 years ago Sea turtle numbers as of June 21: 122 turtle nests, 126 false crawls, 0 hatched nests. Meetings Streetlife Op-Ed Olsons triumph for TIFF. Page 17 BB pier closed again. Page 2 PLEASE SEE TREE HOUSE, PAGE 3 trolley. Pages 14-15Page 22VOLUME 21, NO. 34 JUNE 26, 2013 FREEBB expects lengthy search for pier concessionaire. Page 2 The government calendar. Page 4 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Making headlines 10 years ago. Page 7 Pages 10-14 Island police blotter. Page 17 CrossPointe seeks community unity. Page 18 Sports: Island Pest wins Island Cup. Page 20 Beat the heat to get a hook up. Page 21 Mainsail-HB round 1 mediation brings progressHB tree house owners face added violationsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Two days after Holmes Beach commissioners approved a petition for Richard Hazen and Lyn Tran to pursue public support for a special ordinance to keep a tree house at 103 29th Street on June 11, the city amended its April notice of violation to include more complaints. The tree house was constructed in 2011 in an Australian pine tree. Tran said she approached verbal permission to build the structure. Holmes Beach code enforcement became involved after a complaint was made and determined the structure violated setbacks and other city rules. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection then noted the tree house was built seaward of the coastal construction line. The matter was scheduled to go before the code enforcement board June 20, but the hearing was postponed to allow the petition process to move forward. If Hazen and Tran can garner 10 percent of Holmes Beach registered voters, the commission will be required to vote on a special ordinance to allow the tree house. If the vote fails, the issue would be put to voters in a referendum. However, the June 13 letter from the city to Hazen and Tran outlines further violations. A survey of the property conducted April 27, after the original notice of violation, reports that the tree house and other parts of the property are partially located on the 29th Street public right of way and, in the platted alley located in block 38 of the Ilexhurst subdivision. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Progress appeared to be made in the June 21 mediation efforts between the city of Holmes Beach and the Mainsail Lodging and Development team at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The two sides met as part of an initial mediation process following a 3-2 vote in March to revoke the Mainsail site plan to build a lodge, restaurant and resort units in the citys downtown area near Gulf and Marina drives. The site plan revocation was followed mediation. The site has a long history dating back to 2001, but Mainsail has been the property owner for three years. Purchased twice out of foreclosure after another companys effort to develop the property, Mainsails efforts gained momentum at the beginning of the year. In order to present a design that maintains the original site plan and its entitlements, Mainsail attempted to use the previous companys footprint and installed footers and foundachanges which prompted rejection by Commissioners Judy Titsworth, Marvin Grossman and Pat Morton. The project was supported by Commission Chair Jean Peelen, Commissioner David Zaccagnino and Mayor Carmel Monti, although Monti does not have a vote under the city charter. Monti, Titsworth and city attorney Patricia Petruff represented the city at the mediation. Representing Mainsail were attorney Robert Lincoln, president Joe Collier, vice president Brian Check and investor Ed Chiles. Special magistrate Steven Seibert presided over the proceedings. Im hoping for a civil conversation today, said Seibert. Negotiation is what this process is. Its taking a break from all the legal adversarial process. Seibert said it wouldnt be easy and that both sides would have to understand that a compromise would mean losing something in the process. It will take courage, he said. My perPLEASE SEE HB-MAINSAIL PAGE 4 sonal feeling is that litigation never gets you more than a good negotiation will. Several issues appeared to be impassable at the onset of the mediation. At the heart of the discussion was the use by the development of a private road, Sunrise Lane, abutting the east side of the project, for emergency vehicles, setbacks and density. Lincoln also maintained the commissioners violated city procedures by voting to revoke the site plan and that commissioners never had the authority to do so. Mainsail came in and obtained permits that required a valid site plan and received those permits in 2010, said Lincoln. Mainsail struction based on the approved site plans. The citys actions by revoking are unfair because it destroys all those rights. Petruff said there were many stipulations attached to the site plan approval and one of many sticking points for the city was that adequate parking would be guaranteed. Holmes Beach Commissioner Judy Titsworth and Mainsail investor Ed Chiles take part in the June 21 mediation process between the city and the Mainsail development team at CrossPointe Fellowship. Islander Photos: Mark YoungTOP NOTCH WEEK 1 PHOTO WINNER Seibert MACK-DADDY contest, earning front-page placement of the photo and an Islander newspaper More-Thanare found on page 8. The next deadline is noon Friday, June 31.

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JUNE SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY Hunt for BB pier restaurateur to be lengthy process Restaurant tables overlooking Sarasota Bay at the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier await the bustle of new operators and customers as the city seeks a new tenant. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said the request for proposal process to have a new tenant in place at the Historic Bridge Street Pier restaurant will be a lengthy one. Commissioners and four potential tenants met at the site of the former Rotten Ralphs restaurant June 20 to conduct a walk-through of the establishment. Commissioner Gay Breuler said the scheduled work session was kept basic and informational with no need to make a decision anytime soon. later city commission meeting, who expressed interest in the pier restaurant, We will have several work sessions in deciding what we want to put on the RFP. Everyone will have plenty of time to get involved in the process. Today Deputy city clerk Tammy Johnson said she has received several calls from other prospective tenants. The city scheduled a work session to begin discussion on the details of the RFP at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Former tenant Dave Russell closed the doors of the pier. Russells business suffered after Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012 and he began to fall behind in his $9,000-a-month rent. Business began to improve later that summer, but a city provision that prevented Russell from making partial payments, left him unable to pay what became a mountThe issue came to a head in April, when an audit of raling debt. It took weeks for the city to determine the With the addition of legal fees, late fees and maintenance requirements as part of the lease agreement, the debt was later determined to be $250,000. Russell and the city attempted to negotiate in order to keep Rotten Ralphs open for business, but could not settle on the terms. In early May, city commissioners voted to terminate the lease with Russell and begin eviction procedures. More unsuccessful negotiations followed and the city ultimately settled on Russell paying $15,000 and vacating the premises. The city is now in the process of seeking a new tenant and, thus far, interested parties appear plentiful. The terms of the lease, drafted and approved under a prior administration, proved to be a stumbling block for Russell, according to both sides of the dispute. The city has pledged to create new terms for the future tenant to ensure a similar situation does not occur. PLEASE SEE BB PIER, NEXT PAGEDamaged BB pier closure extendedBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012, packed a lighter punch than the outer bands of Tropical Storm Andrea that brushed the barrier islands in early June, but Andreas impact to the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier will last longer. Debbys high winds freed more than a half dozen boats from their anchors in Sarasota Bay and crashed them into the pier, causing a closure of the structure for a few days. Andreas strength was slight, but effective. Two boats hit the pier. Besides light structural damage to about 30 feet of railing and loosening the center copula, the impact cracked two pilings. According to public works director Tom Woodard, who met with Duncan Seawall for an inspection of the pier after the storm, one of the pilings cracked in half. Its a structural safety issue now, said Woodard. Police Chief Sam Speciale updated commissioners at a June 18 department head meeting. As far as emergency operations go, Andrea was the biggest thing, said Speciale. Debbys impact to the pier was light, but did force

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Great Rates, Excellent Conditions Mainsail has contended it has a lease with Wells Fargo bank for offsite parking, but Petruff said no such lease has been presented to the city. Collier said the lease was part of the acquisition when the property and associated development rights were purchased. He said Mainsail has a valid lease, but he eventually revealed that the lease was not being paid because he didnt want to pay for what he couldnt use. Collier then said negotiations are ongoing between Mainsail and Wells Fargo to purchase either a portion of the banks parking lot or the bank property, but insisted those were only discussions. However, Collier said the offsite parking would no longer be an issue because one of his concessions was to remove three units from the design, eliminating the need for offsite parking. Concessions from Mainsail did not come readily, and clearly emotions over the revoked site plan were still running high. Collier reiterated that Mainsail came to the table and invested funds in good faith based on city promises that the two entities would work together. It goes to good faith discussions, and in meetings with city staff, we clearly were under the impression we were in workshop mode, said Collier. We responded to things city staff asked us to look at on the site plan. Collier said he was reassured by city staff that there were workable solutions. We went off on our merry way and spent money, he said. We werent drawing a hard line with the city. We changed the design then went to the next city meeting to show the changes. Collier said it appeared to him that the majority of commissioners had already made up their minds. In fairness, I felt ambushed, he said. I felt mugged. We didnt lawyer up for that meeting because I was told we were rolling up our sleeves to work, and the next thing I know the site plan was revoked. Chiles said there was a lot of give and take in meetings with city staff and was equally shocked when the commission moved to revoke the plan, especially because the comparison report between the old and new site plans was not presented by city staff, as requested. That was shocking to me, he said. You had your attorney saying very strongly, You dont want to go there. You had your mayor and the commission chair, who is an attorney, saying You dont want to go there, Titsworth, who lives adjacent to the proposed project on Sunrise Lane and voted to revoke the site plan, said she had all the information she needed to make an informed decision. She said if the city approved a site plan laden with code violations, the city would have been sued by its citizens. I dont feel like we are unduly burdening anyone, she said. We arent taking their rights away. They can still have a resort, but it needs to be brought into code one happy. I care about the neighborhood, the developer and this city. Im the least political person in the world. All I care about is Holmes Beach. At times, it appeared a resolution between the two made with Mainsail offering concessions to redesign at Public comment at the mediation was minimal, but residents Lance Spotts and Islander publisher Bonner Joy, both neighbors of the project, said they were not against the project, but felt it could be done with less impact. Concern from the city over building on a spit of land that juts from the property into the basin was brought up. Monti said the city would like to maintain the vista of the waterway from Marina Drive, and Collier said one of those two buildings could be reduced in height. There was a lengthy discussion on which building should be reduced, but an agreement was reached to rework the design of the project. In exchange for the concession, the city agreed to back away from a June 13 work session consensus to enforce a special exception that limits the number of charter boats docked in Mainsails marina. The special exception limits charter operations to three boat slips, but the city currently has seven permits existing boat operators and their customers. Titsworth, Petruff and Monti all agreed that it was a concession they could temporarily allow and they would bring the matter back before the commission. The Mainsail team agreed to work on the design and to renew efforts with the city, but Collier wanted a consensus from the city that it was willing to go forward. Lincoln and Petruff said they will work toward creating a draft to see what a settlement would look like. Mediation is expected to continue June 24-25, while a request for consensus on marina-charter boat operations is expected at the next city commission meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive. HB-Mainsail debate continuesHolmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, city attorney Patricia Petruff and Commissioner Judy Titsworth face the Mainsail development team of attorney Robert Lincoln, Joe Collier, Ed Chiles and Brian Check at the June 21 mediation. The two sides are working toward a resolution through special magistrate Steven Seibert, at the head of the table. Islander Photo: Mark Young

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On behalf of everyone, we are sorry to see you go, but understand your decision, she said. There is, however, plenty of city business to take care of before a November election, and commissioners and department heads went to work on their issues. Idso said she wanted to compliment public works director Tom Woodard and his crew for the part they played in completing the Eighth Street South dock. The dock was completed around June 18, after two years of closure. Lacking city funding after the city condemned the dock with a promise to rebuild it, residents in the area pooled their money to pay for the project. It took almost a year for the permitting process to be completed. Woodard said he would soon present a landscaping plan for city hall using about $500 from his departments budget. Commissioners have discussed using $2,600 of Scenic Waves Partnership Committee funding for the city hall project, and renewed that discussion. Idso said. It has to be spent this year. Scenic Waves designated the funding for a gateway a city project. Hill is back to work, albeit administrative duties only. He continues to recover from his vehicle being struck by a to the Holmes Beach Police Department. Hill is currently working at a desk until he can return to patrols. Initially, Speciale said, doctors said his injuries would end his career, but further tests indicated Hill could recover with rehabilitation. He has been back at work for a couple of weeks. In other matters, Vice Mayor Ed Straight asked if the city has ordinances to require protest demonstrators to get Speciale said no such ordinance exists, but that the We would typically deal with it that way, if it was the final revisions to the land development code are almost done and would be presented to the planning and zoning board soon. Following the P&Z review, the revisions will be presented at two public hearings at city commission meetings before adoption. Gilbert said the city continues to increase revenue from last year with building permit fees and, Three more coming in soon. Breuler By Mark Young Islander Reporter Promises have been plentiful over the past several months that the longstanding and costly dispute between Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach over a piece of property in the Sandpiper Resort mobile home park would come to an end. Promises were so forthcoming in recent weeks, local media reported the matter resolved, but it has continued Next week and any day now have been uttered several times in city commission meetings on both sides of the border, and according to Bradenton Beach city attorney Ricinda Perry, the matter is closed. Not yet, however. We received a motion to dismiss with prejudice from Holmes Beach to proceed with the dismissal and we signed it, said Perry. Sandpiper executed it and (attorney) Jim Dye and (Holmes Beach city attorney) Patricia The dispute began in 2008 with a Bradenton Beach quitclaim deed for a strip of property on the northern boundary of Holmes Beach to the Sandpiper Resort, in Bradenton Beach. Holmes Beach initially objected to the quitclaim, but took no action until 2011, when Sandpiper installed fences, locked gates and posted private property signs. Petruff was moved into action by the prior Holmes claim. The November 2012 elections swept in a new mayor and two new commissioners, who, along with another seated commissioner, pledged to end the dispute. Its taken more than six months and thousands of additional taxpayer dollars, but the action will end with As the process wound down, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach disagreed whether the lawsuit should be dismissed with or without prejudice. Without prejudice would leave the door open for while with prejudice would prevent that from happening. Bradenton Beach agreed to dismiss without prejudice to end the dispute, but Sandpiper, as a co-defendant, refused. Holmes Beach wanted to split the terms with prejudice for Sandpiper, but without prejudice with Bradenton Beach. Eventually, Holmes Beach relented. not surface again under the terms of dismissing with prejudice.

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6 JUNE 26, 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 Carol Brenneman 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 Shane Pelkey Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) JUNE 26, 2013 JUNE 26, 2013 JUNE 26, 2013 JUNE 26, 2013 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5604B 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. Letters by email are preferred. Send to news@ islander.org, or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,400 users. Like us online.High-rise Cortez Bridge? This is reality, not a game of wits or pride, or power what would remain of the Cortez community and Bradenton Beach, no amount of Oops! can replace what that possible new bridge will destroy. Everyone should read the September 2012 proposal for the Project Development and Environment Study by Parsons Brinckerhoff. Its a blueprint for the Florida Department of Transportation to politely shove a giant bridge down your throat. The Cortez Bridge project study advises to build relationships, listen, then says to ask yourself, If you are stuck with a high-level bridge, what can we do to make it better for you? According to the DOT officials at the April 30 public meeting, eminent domain costs have not been factor in the selection and placement of a bridge. North or south alignment of a new high-rise bridge Road, disrupting accessibility for businesses and residents, not to mention destruction of some businesses and residences. (Mountainous approaches?) DOT does not concern itself with your safety after construction. You are on your own in high winds, which are buffered for a lower bridge by area buildings. A bascule bridge is never locked up in event of high winds. You can always evacuate. But high winds could make evacuation over a giant bridge dicey, if not deadly. lasting impact on the environment by the construction process. Seagrass mitigation? Ha! The new bridge slope can be 7 percent with landings for handicapped access. There would be no more Have you biked over the Ringling Bridge in Sara-Questions for county commissioners I have lived on Anna Maria Island more than 10 years and moved here because it was still a fairly natural setting, and still a relatively easy drive to major airports, culture, etc. Why are you so anxious to permanently damage such a unique proposition? I strongly oppose anything that would threaten the quality of the environment that abuts the bays, and the rivers and creeks that feed into them. Please, reconsider your votes that relax the standards concerning Long Bar Pointe as it relates to the Urban Service Area. We need sustainable development and industry around U.S. Highway 41 and Interstate 75 and not anywhere near the bays. We elected you because you claimed to be leaders, now its time for all of you to prove it. Or is the money from developers just too tempting for board members except Commissioner Michael Gallen? Lisa Pierce, Holmes Beach sota? Same height. Prime summer Anna Maria Island is prime in its most active, thriving, or satisfying stage or period, according to the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary as summer begins in earnest. We are, like the young folks headed off to college, careers, military service, adventures, in the prime of life, er, island time. It seems almost every day is more beautiful than the previous one. The moon this past week was literally super a so-called supermoon rose in the east the night of June 22. For islanders with a view of Perico Island the unspoiled part moonrise was a sight to behold. This moon is not only the closest and largest of the year, according to the website EarthSky, its also the moons closest encounter with Earth in all of 2013. So its not just a supermoon its the closest supermoon to occur this year, EarthSky reports. This supermoon dare we call it a spectacular moon? passed within about 221,000 miles from the Earth, which compares with its typical distance of about 238,000 miles. According to astronomers, it appeared 12 percent to 14 percent larger than the usual moon. It also is not without its effects on our tides, and Its with just a little embarrassment that I admit, as a young girl I was convinced that Superman occupied the moon whenever it was its biggest and brightest and orange. I was an avid super-character comic book reader couldnt get enough. And much like other hold the same allure. But all this supermoon hype, and the appearance of a grand moon over Sarasota Bay, reminds me, too, that we are in the throws of a Super Summer. When folks ask, Do you think this is the busiest summer ever for Anna Maria Island? the answer is an roads, crowds on the trolleys and parking at the Manatee Public Beach, it certainly is shaping into a super prime summer. Can we manage it all? Its up to us. I say yes. But it may be islanders who need to ride the trolley or a bicycle to reduce congestion on the roads. After all, we have to lead the way. It may be islanders who refrain from the beaches and Publix during the mid-day rush. We cant expect visitors to know its prime time on AMI. Next week, the super explosion of July 4 arrives and its prime time for yahoos on AMI. Its the holiday I duck. Bonner Joy

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Bradenton Beach contributed $3,500 to the project. cipals in Florida to receive the 2003 Principal Achievement Award from the Florida Department of Education. Hayes was selected from among elementary school principals in 13 counties, including Sarasota, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties. AMI chamber board focuses on planning eventsThe Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce other event plans for 2013. Islander Photo: Carol Brenneman By Carol Brenneman Islander Reporter Two upcoming island events the Small Business Development Expo in August and the Symphony on the Sand concert in November are among the top offerings on tap by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. The chamber board of directors met June 19 at the visitor center, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, for discussion on these and other matters. Speakers and a panel focusing on Advertising and Marketing for Small Business; Website Dynamics that Work; So Many Apps, So Little Time; Creating a MarBusiness; and Health Care 2014 and Your Business are topics set for the expo at 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 20 at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The chamber is hosting the event for a second year to help the business community grow and prosadded, Were looking forward to another successful expo and are pleased so many business professionals stepped forward to help. Vendor space and sponsorships for the expo remain available, she added. Symphony on the Sand, featuring the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra on Coquina Beach, is seeded with funds from Manatee County. It is a model for future events, island businessman and chamber board member David Teitelbaum said. Board president Mary Ann Brockman announced that an elegant wine tasting and small food plates by various restaurants will accompany the concert, with table seating offered to 300 guests at a cost of $100 per person. Beach seating may also be offered at a lower ticket price. She said limited-edition posters, specially designed for the evening and signed by AMICCOs maestro, will be sold. The chamber also is organizing Bayfest, Island City Fest and the Sept. 23 golf tournament at Bradenton Country Club. Business of the Year applications are being distributed, and board member Ellen Aquilina said any chamber business member for a year in business for three years can apply. Larry Chatt reported island images on Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest will be begin posting in August. A weekly chamber post, along with one YouTube video a month, is planned. David Berube said 14 businesses joined the chamber in a recent membership drive. Concluding the monthly meeting, the directors approved Dan Alderson of Tylers Homemade vacancy on the board. The next scheduled meeting for the board will be in August.

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8 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER PLEASE SEE BB AUDI T, NEXT PAGE Top Notch contest rules 1) The Islander Newspaper Top Notch Photo Contest is strictly for amateur photographers those who derive less than 5 percent of their income from photography. 2) Black-and-white and color digital photographs taken after Jan. 1, 2012, are eligible. Photos previously published (in any format/media) or entered in any Islander or other competition are not eligible. 3) Photographs may be taken with any camera. No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permitted; no composite or multiple print images; no camera app manipulation will be accepted. Digital photos must be submitted in JPG le format. Prints and slides are not accepted. 4) Entrants name, address and phone number must be included either in the email or afxed to the back of each print submitted. One email per photo submission. Email single entries to topnotch@islander.org. 5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must provide the original digital image if requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The Islander. The Islander and contest sponsors assume no responsibility for maintaining submissions. Entrant must provide the name and address of any recognizable persons appearing in the picture with the entry. 6) Employees and paid contributors to The Islander and their immediate family members are not eligible. Enter Top Notch by June 28 for next weeks cover spot If youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. The Islander Top Notch digital photo contest began publishing weekly winning photos June 26. Six weekly winning photos are being featured on the cover of The Islander, and one photo will be a grand prize winner of $100 from merchants. Weekly winners receive a More Than a Mullet Wrapper Islander T-shirt. The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the contest. Top Notch judging begins with a selection of pictures that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal triumph. This year, judges also will be looking for top pet photos with a prize appropriate to pets from Perks 4 Pets and The Islander. Digital contest entries should be submitted in original JPG format via email to topnotch@islander.org. Digital entries are required. O nly photo cropping is allowed. No retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation is allowed. email with the required information in the e-mail text. There is no limit to the number of weekly entries, and entries need not be repeated, as photos not selected but preferred by the judges are moved forward each week. Entries that are determined to lack meeting the conTop notch past winner 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. Egmont Key, Sunset & Snorkeling Cruises PRIVATE CHARTERSPay for 5, get 6th person FREE. Call for details and reservations.Find us on Facebook:www.keyesmarina.com/charters coastline.excursions@gmail.comDONT FORGET TO REVIEW US ON TRIPADVISOR.COM Egmont Key, Sunset & Snorkeling Cruises USCG, First Aid, CPR Certi ed Local Discounts Anna Maria cell tower recommending committee inches forwardBy Bonner Joy Islander Editor The Anna Maria Cell Tower Review Committee met June 19 to discuss its ranking of three proposals from three companies vying for the project. The committee, chaired by building official Bob Welch with members Tom Aposporos Sr., Jon Crane and former Mayor Mike Selby, reviewed the presentations from F& L Towers, Ridan Industries II-Florida Towers Partners and Vertex Development. Welch led the conversation and members spoke in choices based on a point-ranking system. Selby noted the proposals were similar and aesthetics, such as height, were not an issue since that is governed by ordinance. He noted that in his research he found two companies had no lawsuits on record, while Vertex had two past lawsuits, one it won and the other it lost. Selby also commented that one of the proposers has a project on the other end of the island, but he didnt know if that made them a stronger candidate. Crane said in his consideration, How much do I trust the provider to act in the best interest of the city? guided his decision. F&L third. Crane ranked F&L on top, Ridan second and Vertex third, while Selby also ranked F& L on top, but he put Ridan and Vertex in a tie behind F& L by only 5 third. Ridan No. 1, and F&L was ranked second. He rejected a suggestion by Crane to add up each committee members The committee ultimately decided to ask the city commission to hear presentations from the two topranked companies, while the third presenter asked to be included. Welch said it will be up to commissioners if they want to hear one or any presentations, or push it back to the committee to name one company to negotiate with for the cell tower. The city commission will hear the committees suggestion when it next meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.Cell tower prospects nal rankingMembers First Second Third Tom Aposporos Sr. Ridan Vertex F&L Jon Crane F&L Ridan Vertex Mike Selby F&L (Ridan-Vertex Tie) Bob Welch Ridan F&L Vertex Winner ranks: Ridan F&L VertexBB audit clean, but city overspentBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach city commissioners and adminis city hall. Its the highest level of opinion we can give, said auditor Randy Gillingham of CS&L CPAs of Bradenton. off the citys debts. According to the audit report, the city exceeded its Cell tower prospects ranked by pointsMembers F&L Ridan Vertex Tom Aposporos Sr. 235 255 245 Jon Crane 355 310 320 Mike Selby 495 490 490 Bob Welch 465 480 450 Totals: 1,550 1,235 1,105

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10 JUNE 26, 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 Wednesday, June 26 Thursday, June 27 Friday, June 28 Saturday, June 29 1383. Sunday, June 30 Monday, July 1 Tuesday, July 2 Wednesday, July 3 Off-island Friday, June 28 Saturday, June 29 Ongoing The Original .com941-778-2711 DOGGIE DAY CARE 7am-7pm ~ 7 DAYS BY APPT. Call ahead: 941.243.3990 8819 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.coastalcaninecottage.comOwner caregivers: Lisa Williams & Angela McCallister SUMMER YAPPY HOUR$10: 3-6 p.m. M-FInner City vs. Outer SpaceThe South Florida Museum shows Attack the Block, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28. For more information, call Anna Maria Island Privateers plan July 4 parade The Anna Maria Island Privateers are inviting people beads at the annual July 4 parade. Islander File Photo The Anna Maria Island Privateers are preparing to celebrate Independence Day with the annual all-island parade. The parade Thursday, July 4, will begin at about 10 a.m. and travel from Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach to Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. To join the parade, complete an application at www.amiprivateers. org. After the parade, beginning at about noon, AMIP will at Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The party, with the Tango Mangos providing the music and the Privateers providing the scholarship checks, will continue to about 3 p.m. For more information, call Tim Hammer Thompson at 941-780-1669.Rotary club announces scholarship winner Margarida Phelan, a graduating senior from Manatee High School, received the 2013 Anna Maria Island Rotary Scholarship. Club president Lynn Zemmer recently presented the award to Margarida, who will talk with Rotarians during the groups meeting at noon Tuesday, July 2, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Her parents also will attend. Margarida plans to study chemical engineering at Florida State University. At Manatee High, she was the lead violinist in the orchestra and co-captained the dance team. She also dances with the Portuguese American Suncoast Association. Margarida has traveled with the Student Peoples-toand meeting with staff at the Vatican in Rome. The scholarship is funded by the club in honor of Nancy Dunne and the recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Manatee County Branch of the American Association of University Women. For more information, call Jim Dunne at 941-7784060

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 112 reworks shows planned for Anna Maria Island The Sandbar and BeachHouse restaurants again will The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, will hold its 20th annual Fireworks Extravaganza July 3. The restaurant will host a VIP party that includes and cocktails. Thousands of people also gather on the beach to the display over the Gulf of Mexico, which begins after nightfall. For more details about the BeachHouse event, call 941-779-2222. The July 4 celebration takes place at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. The restaurant also will host a VIP party with a buffet, cocktails, party show. For more information about the Sandbar event, call the restaurant at 941-778-8709. Blasting into the Fourth Islander File Photo 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! Coming up Save the date Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline is the Wednesday a week before publication. Photos are welcome.NEMO at work collect trash from the beach after a July 4 celebration with the clean up July 5. Islander File PhotoVolunteer crew preparing for July 5 cleanup An all-volunteer crew is preparing for a post-holiday beach cleanup Friday, July 5. Typically there is a lot of trash to remove from the beach after July 4. Diane and John Havelka are coordinating the effort for the North End Merchants Organization and inviting volunteers to gather at 7 p.m. at Ginnys and Jane Es at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. formed in 2010 to show the community its patriotic spirit. Organizers, in addition to recruiting volunteers, are accepting donations of trash bags for the campaign. For more information, call Diane Havelka at Beach Bums at 941-778-3316. Guild Gallery hosts Flowers Galore! Members of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will participate in Flowers Galore! in July. The window display will be at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, For more information, call the gallery at 941-7786694.Island Rotary wins awards The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club recently received three awards for its activities during 2012-13 Club Year. The island club received the Governors Award and the Award with Distinction. The club, which was formed in 1964, meets Tuesdays at noon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. For more information, call Jim Dunne at 941-7784060.

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12 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Island Library announces July programs The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will host childrens programs, book clubs, classes and other events in July. Book Club, pre-registration required. 10 a.m., summer programs for children. tion caregiver group. Organizing for the Big One seminar. Extension Service cooking class, Cooking with Herbs. Culture Club, pre-registration required. living with Alzheimers. ment through Mindful Breathing session. self-publishing. Puppet Show. in the salt marsh. For more information, call the library at 941778-6341.IGW to feature Pastorius work Artist Dee Pastorius and her work will be featured in July at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Her exhibit is My Watercolor Garden. Pastorius, according to a news release, is a versatile artist, whose unique creations range from elephants painted on palm fronds to realistic paintings of antiquities. IGW is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information about the gallery, go online to www.islandgallerywest.com or call IGW at 941-7786648 Privateers raf ing Rays tickets The Anna Maria Island Privateers are raising game. at Tropicana Field with access to the Home Plate Club buffet and oversized leather seats and also access to the Hancock Bank Club offering a buffet, unlimited beer and wine, a lounge and dining area, as well as a great the opportunity to join the crew in an upcoming parade. Tickets are $5. The winners will be drawn on July 4, when the Privateers hold the annual Independence Day parade and party on the island. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Privateer Lisa Lash Ritchey at 941-238-8974 or lmritchey@yahoo.com.Privateers elect of cers The Anna Maria Island Privateers have elected the ident Mary Ann Maz Zyla-Smith. She takes the office at August. For more, contact Lisa Lash Ritchey at 941-2388974 or lmritchey@yahoo.com. Life Has Its Loyalties941-778-0414 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 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 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS TAX AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES BEN AND KAREN COOPER We are accepting new clients for our Tax and Accounting practice. We prepare income taxes and handle all phases of accounting. Bank Reconciliations Preparing Financials Calculating Payrolls Homeowners Associations Individual and Corporate Tax Returns WE WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT941-795-7048 Ofce 941-795-4878 Fax 941-713-9190 Cell benacooper@aol.com The new Islander newspaper across from the Island Library and next to Dominos Pizza. Come see us! need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com

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For more information, call Sandy Haas-Martens at 941-778-1383.AMICCO announces 2013-14 season The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and O rchestra plans a 21st season that includes four concerts, beginning in December. The concerts will take place at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, at 2 p.m. The annual holiday concert will be Dec. 15 and features a time-honored tradition AMICCO performing George Frideric Handels Christmas portion of Messiah. Young Solo Artist Competition winner Raine Sagramsingh, who plays the trumpet, also will perform The concert on Jan. 26, 2014, will include Johann Sebastian Bachs Cantata #140, Wachet Auf Sleepers Awake, and Bachs Concerto for 2 Violins, also known as the Double Violin Concerto. The program also features Antonio Vivaldis Gloria. AMICCO again brings opera to the island with its performance Feb. 23, 2014, of Giuseppe Verdis L a Traviata. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Symphony #6, described by the composer as more the expression of feeling than painting and excerpts from Joseph Haydns Creation, considered to be Haydns masterpiece, will be performed March 23, 2014. For more information about AMICC O call Nancy Ambrose at 941-799-2181 or 941-518-4431. For tickets and subscriptions, go online to www. amicco.org or call 941-795-2370.Scallopalooza set for Aug. 3 Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., features cocktails, dinner, entertainment and an auction. ing to bring back the scallop population in Sarasota Bay. gram raising scallops and releasing the larvae onto our local seagrass beds. Tickets to the coastal casual gala are $85 per person. Reservations by July 29 are requested. For more information, call Ronda Ryan at 941-2322363..Powerboat Grand Prix set for July 7 The annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix will take place Sunday, July 7, off Lido Beach between New Pass and Big Pass in Sarasota County. coast Charities for Children, will take place June 29-July 7 at multiple venues in Sarasota and Manatee counties Golf and Country Club, 4800 Chase O aks Drive, Sarasota; a car show Sunday, June 30, at L akewood Ranch Main Street, 8131 Lakewood Main St.; a boat fun run on Sarasota Bay by the Bearded Clam, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; a cocktail reception Tuesday, July 2, at the Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota; a fan fest with racing teams Wednesday, July 3, at Flemings Prime Steakhouse, 2001 Siesta Drive, Sarasota; a Park near Island Park; a boat parade Friday, July 5, on Main Street in downtown Sarasota; a bikini contest Saturday, July 6, at Centennial Park at 10th Street and U.S. 41 in Sarasota; and the race 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, July 7, off of Lido Beach. For more information about the celebration, go online to suncoastoffshore.org. Family bridges Atlantic Ocean London after checking out the London Bridge with Gary Crowley Jr. and son Greg Wilson. The group also visited Paris. 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14 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER Make us your for immediate medical care! Visit our other location at: 2401 University Parkway, Suite 105 Sarasota, FL 34243Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. 2 p.m. We accept most insurance plans. School/sports physicals Pre-employment testing Minor surgical procedures Physical exams Injuries and illnesses Screenings and X-rays And more BRADENTON WEST 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 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 ? ? Island of cials call for public input on traf c Thats why they went to the bigger ones, she said. Monti also revisited the idea of pursuing a toll booth on the bridges to the island. Monti said Sanibel Island is charging $12 at its toll booth and also charges $2 an hour for public parking at the beaches. I dont know if we want to go that far, he said. I New Anna Maria Commissioner Doug Copeland said fruitful as long as the Manatee County Tourist Development Council continues to spend a fortune to attract visitors. Copeland said it was like beating our heads against the wall. We are saying we want all these people to come, but saying we dont want you to come. He also suggested a toll booth on the island bridges would create more problems than it would solve. If everyone has to stop and pay a toll, its going to create a roadblock on those roads that is far worse than the cars coming on the island now, he said. Whitmore said a toll booth has been discussed for years. The money goes to the state, not the county or cities, she said. Monti said he isnt thinking of a toll booth to generA park-and-ride transit system also was discussed, but Whitmore said it was another idea that has been tossed around for years. She said agreements with property owners on 75th Street and Manatee Avenue were There is a free beach bus that runs on Manatee Avenue on the weekends. Holmes Beach Commissioner Marvin Grossman said if a park-and-ride system was created, it may still be difYou would need to make it fun for people to leave their cars and get on a bus, he said. Maybe you could serve beer and wine and have music. agreed that it would take a package of ideas to make an Peelen said before solutions could be considered, able and there is nothing we can do about that, she said. thirdly, you have our residents. Im not sure whether we need to address that or not. Monti said nothing was off the table. Like everything in marketing, you throw it out there and see what people will buy, he said. By offering the From grocery delivery service to providing free bicykeep as many vehicles off the road as possible. Duncan said, There wont be a single answer to all of these things. I feel very strongly this has to be a package of things, but do we have the infrastructure to handle some of these ideas? You start looking at these solutions and then you realize you have more problems. Peelen said there are some actions the island cities could take now. We have limited options as far as what we can physically do by ourselves, she said. What we havent done is for all four cities to create a campaign to take the trolley. Leave the car, ride your bike. It should be an islandwide campaign to encourage people to leave their cars. Monti said the mayors of the four cities are expected and signs encouraging public transit will be at the top of the discussion list. We would like an addition of signage that says could be taking the trolley for free? But we have to have the infrastructure in place and the availability of people getting out of their cars at a park-and-ride site. I dont see any downside to expanding the trolley and water-taxi systems, he said. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Nothing was off the table at a June 19 Coalition of tion on the island. From toll booths to the creation of party buses, many Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti will spearhead the creation of the group, and citizens from the island-key cities and of all expertise levels are encouraged to sign up by contacting Monti. Call 941-708-5800, ext. 227, or CBIEO meetings often are focused on islandwide issues, but seldom does the group come together to take action, according to second-term Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean Peelen, who suggested citizen input be part of the discussion. In the past, this has not been an effective group, but we have an opportunity to be more effective, she said. Things tend to get talked about here and they die here. going to accomplish something, then citizens from all four communities should be involved in the process. uses citizen input when addressing complicated issues. We have a lot of retired residents and all of them retired from a variety of industries, he said. The level of expertise we receive from citizens has been amazing. plentiful, but coming up with solutions that wont create more problems is challenging. We really have to address this together, as we should do everything, said Brown. I dont know if we have a solution. impaired movement of emergency vehicles. And that is a critical issue, said Duncan. When an multitude of issues, it is a serious matter. Monti said the free trolley system is a potential cause sider employing smaller trolleys. He said smaller trolleys could pull off the road to collect and discharge passengers, allowing other vehicles to continue. Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore said the smaller trolleys break down more than the larger ones. A fender-bender on the Anna Maria Island Bridge can cause gridlock in all directions on the island as well as Perico Island and the Palma Sola Causeway leading into Bradenton. 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P EST a n CO NTR O CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Island mayors blame popularity for traf c woesTony Sherrard of the Transportation updates members of the Island Transportation and at a June 17 meeting on the status of the planning, development and environmental study for right is Roxann Lake, Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn and Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti recently gave a different picture the of the islands tourism success to Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization executive director Mike Howe. On Memorial Day, we were inundated with cars. island to 43rd Street West on the mainland, SueLynn said during the Island Transportation and Planning Organization meeting June 17. Monti agreed. It was a traffic nightmare on the island. The problem for the two cities is they own their streets and must fund resurfacing from their tax dollars, SueLynn noted. On weekends and holidays when the weathers nice, its the same story. Our roads and parking spaces are packed. And its not regular visitors, its the day-trippers from out east, Polk County, Tampa and elsewhere, she said. Howe also noted that the population increase in Manatee County has done much to bring people from Lakewood Ranch and the eastern part of the county to the beach on weekends. If you live out east, what do you do on a weekend? he said. You go to the beach. of parking spaces on the island. When those are gone, people start parking anywhere. Monti agreed, observing that beachgoers park on both sides of Manatee Avenue from Gulf Drive to East Bay Drive. weekends and holidays, Monti said, and its not getting better. You have become too popular and too well-known, Howe said. He urged the mayors to come up with suggestions for solutions or help, even if they dont conform to the current rules. Howe said it may be time to take a look at some tough decisions. He noted Sanibel Island charges $6 per car to cross the bridge, while parking in Treasure Island in Pinellas County is $2 an hour. No one likes to say the words toll, or paid parking, but some tough decisions may be ahead. MPO assistance may come from the eventual highrise bridge that will replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge, thus eliminating the bascule raising. Howe added that widening Manatee Avenue or Gulf Drive is not an option. If you have suggestions, bring them forward. The tough decisions are food for thought, he said. SueLynn wondered what happened to the message signs Manatee County used to have on the mainland along Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue, but Howe said thats an issue she should take up with the county. In other business, Tony Sherrard, representing the Florida Department of Transportation, gave an update on where the planning, development and environmental study for the Cortez Bridge stands. The study that began in January and takes about two years to complete replacement bridge. The informal DOT surveys have found 51 percent of respondents favor rehabilitating the bridge, while 43 percent would like a replacement bridge. A few respondents were undecided. needs ongoing repairs, and a major rehab is set to begin in spring 2014 that would extend the life expectancy of the bridge another 10 years. A public meeting on the bridge is planned by the DOT for early 2014, while a public hearing on bridge options is slated for July 2014, Sherrard said. At that time, the DOT will present its recommendations for rehabilitation, replacement or the no build option. Howe also announced a major resurfacing project for Manatee Avenue West from the Perico Bay Club to Palma June 2014. ment, but no funding has been set aside for replacing the Anna Maria Island Bridge, let alone rehabilitating or replacing the Cortez Bridge, he said. In other matters, SueLynn was elected to be the islands representative to the MPO with Monti as the alternate. as the ITPO representative to the MPO technical advisory committee.Island stopover Anna Maria visits the Honolulu police headquarters. included the USS Missouri and the Hawaii symphony. Islander Courtesy Photo

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16 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDERBB man arrested for burglary A 28-year-old Bradenton Beach resident was arrested by Holmes relatives Holmes Beach home June 11. for felony grand theft and felony burglary. He is accused of entering the relatives home without permission and stealing two boat motors valued at $800 and clothing valued at $1,100. Police say Wallace took the relatives house key from another relative and entered the residence twice to steal. He sold the property at clothing stores and two pawn shops. According to the report, Wallace admitted to taking the items during an interview with police. He was arrested without incident and booked into the Manatee County jail on $9,000 bond. According to the as of Islander press time. He is to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, July 5, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Wallace 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. WMFR chiefs recognized West Manatee Fire Rescue District recently announced that the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission on Professional Credentialing has re-conThe Chief Fire O fficer Designation Program was created to recognize fire officers who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding achievement throughout their career. The designation demonstrates that individuals have developed a strategy for continued career improvement and development. Both Price and Pollock received their original designation in 2007. The commission also re-conferred Program is an incremental step toward standards of expertise, responsibility, and accountability. Jasinski was the the designation in 2010. For information on the commis sion, go online at www.publicsaftyexcellence.org. For more information on WMFR, call Pollock at 941-761-1555 or email him at brett.pollock@wmfr.org. Jasinski Pollock Price CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, FLIP-PAGE E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER! WE HAVE IT ALL.Community center board views 2013 as transition yearJust 4 funAnna Maria Community Center executive Stiles, rear, and assistant executive director summer camp participants June 21 in the center lobby. Islander Photo: Carol Brenneman By Carol Brenneman Islander Reporter After three months as Anna Maria Island Community Center executive director, Dawn Stiles told her board of directors June 21 she is looking forward to plans for the next year. not take into account the month of June, which is busy with summer camps and programs. This year has been a transitional one. Dawn brings new leadership, new ideas and energy to the community center, Scott Dell, assistant executive director, said. We are moving in the right direction looking to the new Stiles said she is working on a needs assessment grams are wanted. A survey was last undertaken in conjunction with the U.S. Census in 2000. I also would like to do an analysis of events, public relations, revenue and see whats most successful for the center, Stiles said. In the planning is a salsa party, which Stiles has been discussing in partnership with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for November. Conquer the Island, set for Dec. 14, will be a race on Coquina Beach, culminating with various family activi event bringing people in for the weekend, Stiles said. Current summer camps are underway, as are various athletic programs. Adult coed softball tryouts will be held June 26 at 6 p.m. on the Holmes Beach Field, and volleyball and 5-14 and teen kickball for ages 10-15 also are among the summer activities. The boards next meeting will be in September, when Stiles will present a revised budget.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 17By Bonner Joy Islander Editor What began with tragic loss has resulted in salvation and triumph for Christine Olson. Olson is a long-time employee at the Rod & Reel Pier, where she has served many meals over the years. She often gives patrons a purple bracelet that both honors reminder for people to register with the organization she founded, To Inform Families First. Its amazing how one small idea has turned into a service that has helped countless Florida families be informed work is not done yet, Olson says. TIFF is a drivers license registration program that allows Florida drivers to enter family contacts for access by law enforcement. On June 11 and June 12, the founder of TIFFs Initiative, traveled to Atlanta as a guest of the state of Florida to speak at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administration Region II conference about the importance of having an emergency contact program available in more U.S. states. The idea originated in 2005 after Olsons 22-year-old and her boyfriend were traveling north on U.S. Highway occurred and it took more than six hours and many phone Olson knew then that something had to change about and she started looking for ways to make that happen. Her quest led her to then-state Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, now a state senator, and he led Olson to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, where they learned a secure database that allows law enforcement to access drivers license information could be expanded to include family contact 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 BREAKING NEWS, FLIP-PAGE E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER! WE HAVE IT ALL. StreetlifeIsland police blotterAnna Maria disturbance and found a mother arguing with her juvenile son. No physical contact occurred. Bradenton Beach tery. A 44-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery. According to the report, the man was upset that his live-in girlfriend was going to do laundry while he was away. He told her not to leave the house and several times to go inside, at which time he allegedly put her in a headlock and dragged her into the home. During the incident, the victim fell and skinned her knee. A witness observed the incident and called police. The suspect was arrested at the scene. Cortez Holmes Beach petit theft. A 22-year-old Holmes Beach woman was arrested at Walmart for petit theft. According to the report, the woman entered the womens clothing section and placed a tank top into her purse. She then went to the sporting goods section, where she allegedly placed to leave the store. She was detained by a loss prevention plainant reported someone forced open a side door of the residence and stole a 32-inch TV valued at $350 from the living room. A woman reported a golf cart valued at $5,465 was stolen from her front yard. The following day, police responded to the 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard in reference to the theft of a grill valued at $1,000 from a residents backyard. While investigating the theft, the stolen vehicle from the previous day. The owner was able to verify it was her golf cart and the vehicle was returned to her. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police Local mom takes TIFF across state lines Safety and Motor Vehicles website at v where people can register emergency contacts. information. The partnership grew to include the DMV and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and now any car computer and view contact information if its been registered by the driver. In order for contact information to be available, drivin Florida are registered. Olson is now spreading the word to other states, advocating similar programs to prevent families from the painful hours in an emergency involving a loved one. Government officials and DMV employees from North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico attended the conference and heard Olsons story. She hopes they follow in her footsteps. She welcomes help reaching out and registering more people in Florida and other states and shes available as a speaker for groups. Call Olson at 941-795-1869 or email her at christinesjourney@yahoo.com.

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WELL BLOW YOU AWAY! 941.778.5788 Senior group marks 4 years The Senior Adventures group celebrated four years of activities and socializing May 31, during a party hosted its promise of giving people something to look forward to each week; socialization with friends and keeping the mind strong through learning and play, said a news release from the organization. Thirty-three people attended the event to share food and conversation, look at photographs from the past four years and remember honor members who have died, including Elizabeth Moss, Bob Carrick, George Tooker, Dorothy DeGennaro and Sam Bell. Senior Adventures coordinator Pat Gentry said, We miss them greatly, but continue our quest in their honor. trips and sometimes for events at the Annie Silver Community Center in Bradenton Beach. For more information, call Gentry at 941-9628835. Adventurers attend an anniversary celebration for the Senior Adventures. The group, based at the Annie Silver Community Center in Bradenton Beach, meets most weeks for an adventure or a social activity. Islander Photo: Courtesy Pat GentryPartygoers Adventures anniversary party in Holmes Beach. Louise Marie Holm also attended. Islander Photo: Courtesy Pat Gentry CrossPointe hopes to bring community to unityBy Bonner Joy Islander Editor The pastor of CrossPointe Fellowship reached out beyond a church committee to community organizations and leaders in search of ideas to bring islanders together for an event to inspire unity. U nity was the theme, but nothing was off the table at two meetings hosted by the Rev. Ed Moss at the church fellowship hall, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Moss reviewed the origin of the Nov. 16 unity event and the ground rules, but there were none. Share your ideas and suggestions for the event, he said, and well work on organizational details after the brainstorming sessions. Moss said the church will bear the costs for the event that everything will be free. He wants islanders to leave their wallets at home and focus on being one family. His basis is to build on patriotic and Thanksgiving themes to inspire community unity, as the event falls between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. What can we orchestrate which will inspire and produce growth in friendships, mutual respect, reconciliation and community spirit, and have a blast at the same time? he asked. The church plans to provide barbecue pork and was made to include a mullet fry. November traditionally begins the fall mullet run and another suggestion was made to include Cortez in the island community. Discussion at the June 13 and June 20 meetings focused on how the event can honor veterans and active military service members. There were suggestions for childrens art, a thank you wall of messages, a chili cook-off, speeches and plays, music and games. Moss had an idea for a community Jeopardy game with the three cities vying for bragging rights and questions based on island history. There were suggestions for an aerial photo with people at the event forming the letters AMI, a mysGet connected Crosspointe Fellowship wants to reach out now to island veterans and active military service men and women and their families to ensure they are welcomed to the Nov. 16 unity event. The Rev. Ed Moss hopes to collect names and emails or phone numbers, and welcomes phone calls for more information or to provide military contacts tery game in which some people would have clues for the asking, and plans to incorporate patriotic lessons at Anna Maria Elementary School. And there was much more. Brainstormers at the June 13 meeting were asked if there were any other groups or organizations that could be included in the planning stages. Representatives attending included Mary Ann Brockman of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, Dawn Stiles of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, principal Dave Marshall of Anna Maria Elementary School, Holmes Beach City Commissioner Pat Morton, Anna Maria Mayor SueL ynn, Dave Alvarez of the American L egion and many more 17 participants at week ones session and nine the second week. The result was a long list of ideas for Moss and his committee to sift through and incorporate into a time frame no time for the event was set and more meetings ahead to fuse their plan for unity. On the roadIslander photographer Edna Tiemann takes a break outside code 57066. Tiemann took a 4,000-plus mile road trip 10 days. Wonderful experience, said the photographer, now back in the 34216-17 tesy Photo

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Finally in the 12th minute, Anderson came through on a free kick from 19 yards to give Island Pest Control a 1-0 lead. O ne minute later, Argeros took a pass from Island Pest Control a 2-0 lead. Island Pest Control almost extended its lead a minute later when Weaver crossed the ball from the right side to Anderson, whose header was on goal, but was saved by Washs Green in goal. Anderson got loose up the left side in the 18th minute and made the Wash team pay, as he took advantage of the space by deftly threading the needle with a beautiful left-footed shot, extending the Island Pest Control lead to 3-0 with the clock winding down. when Aaron Parkin curled a corner kick to BJ Grant, who headed it past Frank Agnelli in goal to pull to within 3-1. With little time remaining, WFC continued to push forward and was rewarded when top dog of WFC, Darrin score 3-2 before time ran out. Anderson led Island Pest Control with two goals and Argeros added one goal for the victors, and an assist from Gazzo, who, along with Sean Sanders and goalie Agnelli, anchored a stingy defense. Wash and Grant scored for Wash Family Construction, while Parkin and Yavalar added assists in the loss. Sato Real Estate 7-4 June 14. Parkin led WFC with four goals and two assists, while Grant added two goals. Wash Paul Hayward scored two goals and had one assist to lead Sato, which also received a pair of goals from Josh Sato. Island Pest Control advanced with a 5-3 victory over Danny Anderson scored two goals to lead IPC, which also received goals from Sean Sanders, Lindsey Weaver and Greg Ross in the victory. Key Royale golf news a nine-hole individual-low-net golf match June 18 that included a team low putts for the round competition. a 7-under-par 25 to grab a three-shot victory in Flight A. Ginny U pshaws 4-under-par 28 gave her second place L ou Anne Collins carded a 4-under-par 28 to take Barford also was part of the team that included Helen Pollack, Tootie Wagner and Terry Westby to combine for 62 putts to win the low-putts team competition. Wagner also had a chipin on the fourth hole, while Penny Williams did the same on three. Horseshoe news O nly one team managed a 3-0 record during June 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. Dan Belden, visiting from Minnesota, walked his way to a 3-0 record and was champ for the day. O nly one team managed a 3-0 record during June 22 action as well. The team of Hank Huyghe and George Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no fee and everyone is welcome. Island Cup winners, Island Pest Control, team members Sean Sanders, Emily Argeros, Lindsey Weaver, Anderson pose with mascots and their trophy. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC Island Pest Control defender Sean Sanders takes the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kickball Champs Tylers Ice Cream Aris Thompson, Laura Alderson, Chrissy McCracken and Mark Fields celebrate after winning the championship game of the adult coed kickball league on June stahs 15-14 in the title game.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 21 mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenSIMMS Sportswear, Footwear, Dry Bags, Backpacks! PATAGONIA Board Shorts! EXOFFICIO Bug-Off Shirts!Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayak Guides, Fishing Charters ST. CROIX SHIMANO WIN AN INCREDIBLE $550 FISHING COMBOwww.Facebook.com/Keyes Marina Check out the combo at Island Discount Tackle5503 Marina Drive Holmes BeachLIKE US ON FACEBOOKwww.KeyesMarina.com 941-778-1977 Beat the clock, beat the heat to get a hook upBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter With water temps in Tampa Bay and the surrounding late in day. more active during early morning hours or at night, when reef inhabitants that arent as affected by the warm sur face temperature. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are skyrocketing through schools of hatch bait targeting macks, expect to catch blue runners, jacks and adding a small split shot 12 inches above the hook to keep your bait toward the bottom. Casting underneath the pier is probably a good idea, too. to plan accordingly when selecting gear to tackle these bait, your leader, your line and all. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing the arrival of mangrove snapper. He says the snapper appearing around the piers are smart, so anglers need to be stealthy in their approach. A small live bait hook trick. Bait of choice for the mangos has been small live shrimp. to get in on the action. Small white jigs and Gotcha plugs will get you hooked up. catching sharks. Small black tips, bonnetheads and sharp all catch and release. free-lining live shiners behind the boat, O ldham is catching trout 15-18 inches. For jigging, Oldham is using 4-5 2 Eagle Claw live bait hook. of the small wrecks and rock piles in Tampa Bay, where Spanish mackerel are being caught on free-lined shiners combined with a long shank hook and some 30-pound Also on shallow water structure, O ldham is catching too. Remember, on July 1 those keeper-size gags can go in the box. going strong along the beaches of Anna Maria Island up to 160 pounds are being reported. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is to Sarasota Bay. By using live shiners free-lined behind snook. And some big ones, too. Gross says the slot and to bite, Gross likes to use about 4 feet of 20-pound Add a shiner to that combo and youre in business. Gross also is getting good action on spotted seatrout. depth are ideal for free-lining live shiners behind the boat that bring in average-size trout of 18-22 inches. Capt. Warren Girle is targeting tarpon off the bait, Girle is using live blue or pass crabs. Multiple The less boat pressure, the better. Average size of the silver bombers in the past week for hookups was 80-150 pounds. Moving offshore, Girle is finding permit in the Girle is anchoring over structure and free-lining small, live pass crabs in the tide. Along with permit, Girle is catching amber jack, barracuda and sharks. For the AJs, Girle is chumming with live shiners and then casting a bait unto the feeding frenzy. For the cuda and sharks, chunk or live mackerel will get you hooked up. All-American red snapper about 150 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island. The charter group caught its limit of red snapper, scamp and red grouper and way too many sharks, according to Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Charters out of the Bradenton Beach Marina. Patrick Gallagher, visiting Anna Maria Island from Virginia, shows off the permit he caught and released free-lining small, live pass crabs in the tide.

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22 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This old Florida charmer is located on the desirable north end of Anna Maria with WONDERFUL open views of Lake LaVista. Recently updated from top to bottom with new windows, doors, ooring and a brand new kitchen. Loads of outdoor living area plus a huge screened-in porch and pool. Private dock with boat lift. Absolutely spotless, there is not a thing to do except move in and enjoy the Island lifestyle! $639,000 SELLING? I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com More than 200 beautiful hand-selected properties to choose from. Stop by our of ces or visit our web-site to book your next vacation in paradise! 941-779-0733 www.annamariaparadise.com Salon Salon hosts beachy-style event Surfs up at Salon Salon, where the staff is inviting you to join them in a celebration of summer. The special event will include free beachy hair syle demos for attendees that feature the product line of Bumble and bumble and its new Surf Spray, as well as drinks, games, food and music, according to the salon. ceeds to help Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch with some The party including free beachy hairstyling will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Salon Salon on Pine Beauty & Spa, 313 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. For more information, call 941-778-0500. Islander to chair National Aquarium board Anna Maria resident Bob Carter is the new chair of the National Aquarium Institute board of directors, which includes members of the boards of the National Aquarium in Baltimore and the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. Carter, who has been a member of the board since 2008, also is president and CEO of Bob Carter Compathe world in achieving fundraising goals. His experience also includes a 26-year career with where he served 12 years as president. Before joining CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER. THE ISLANDER HAS IT ALL. ing School of Engineering at The Johns Hopkins U niver sity, as well as assistant to the headmaster at the Gilman School in Baltimore. He also taught at and organized the land. Carter takes on his role as board chair as the aquarium moves for ward as a conservation-driven orga nization dedicated to its mission to inspire conservation of the worlds aquatic treasures, according to a news release. Carter, who resides on Anna Maria Island with wife Carol, said, I grew up around the Chesapeake Bay and have a lifelong commitment to cleaning up and protecting it and oceans, bays and estuaries around the world.Bazaar, mini-golf may expand get ready for some mini-golf at The Fish Hole miniature golf, 115 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. The course could expand now that owner Jake Spooner, who also The lots are presently used by the outdoor Bridge Street Islander Photo: Rick Catlin Chamber to network The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business card exchange 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Banana Cabana, 103 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest or prospective member. Refreshments will be available and door prizes will be provided by a variety of members. Reservations are requested but not required. For more information, call 941-778-1541.Spring captures pie contest Andrea Spring, co-owner with husband Ed Spring, of Sign of the Mermaid, 9707 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, recently won her third national Crisco pie-baking contest. Her entry was judged the best in show for the professional baking division. The bake-off was held in Orlando at the 19th annual American Pie Championships in association with Crisco. Bob Carter 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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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 23 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach CANALFRONT W/POOL GULF-FRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, GATED COMMUNITY SABAL PALMS SUPER RARE 3BR/2BA GULFFRONT rarely available Playa Business news Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe you have just opened a business. If so, wed like to hear your news and include it in the business news column. For information on this free service, call The Islander at 941-778-7978 or email news@islander.org. INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA one side, 1BR/1BA on second side. Short walk to beach. $350,000. RUN AWAY BAY Recently updated 2BR/2BA condo with great amenities and direct beach access. Asking $289,000. A NNA M ARIA BEACH FRON T 2 BR/2BA groundlevel home located directly on the beach at the north end. Detached garage. $1,695,000 Real estate transactionsJesse Brisson is on vacation this week. A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATE5702 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPECell: 941-780-8000www.islandannamaria.com AMI chamber welcomes new members The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce welSeitz. Cindy Tutterow. Beach, Tricia Graziano. Island, Bil Bowdish. Guest Services, Markus and Marianne Siegler. W., No. 100, Beth Swift. ITEMS FOR SALECLOCK COLLECTORS ATTENTION: GE Telechron model #7ha141. Collectible clock, the Airlux, post war (1945-1949), $25. 941761-1415. CORVETTE OWNERS: WOLF car cover, like new, $50. Holmes beach. 304-633-3635. FOR SALE: TRAMPOLINE exerciser, $20, clown hobo lamp, colorful, $20. Cash. 941792-0008, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com Dont miss a week of the best news and comprehensive classied ads in The Islander. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALEIndividuals 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 tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTSTHE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, arti facts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://thehivegiftsandarts.com/ ATTENTION VETERANS AND active military from Anna Maria Island. Crosspointe Fellowship wants to hear from you in order to welcome you to a Nov. 16 patriotic Thanksgiving event. Call the Rev. Ed Moss at 941-778-0719 to provide your contact information. WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty. com. Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Be safe. GARAGE SALESROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Donations, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Visit our #1 sale racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901.LOST & FOUNDLOST: WEDDING RING. Platinum setting with three emerald-cut diamonds. Reward offered. Please return, means so much. 703-6086871. SUNGLASSES FOUND at 29th Street in the Gulf. Maui Jims. Contact Toni to claim, 863214-3886.PETSWELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-6701. BOATS & BOATINGBIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunsh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400. Turn the page for more boats for sale....

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24 JUNE 26, 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 Paradise Improvements 941. 792.5600 Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Steven Kaluza Andrew ChennaultLIC#CBC056755 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 SERVICES ContinuedCLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941756-4570. HIDDEN DOG FENCE installation. Free estimates. 239-470-1254 or 941-456-1593. SUN MAINTENANCE AND Service: Call Travis and Megan, 941-779-8389, for all your lawn, landscape, and pool service needs. Even free snow removal 10 years experience. Free estimates, trusting services. JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.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 AVAILABLE 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 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. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No 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 ANSWERS TO JUNE 26 PUZZLE 941-778-2711 Portraits by the Sea .com BOATS & BOATING ContinuedPOWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp 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.KIDS FOR HIRELOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. NICOLE AND HALLIES babysitting, pet sitting and pet walking. Red Cross certi ed. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.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. 941545-7114. CARE AT HOME: Con dential and professional. Home aid, companionship, basic nursing. Call Alexandra Keller, 941-524-9900.SERVICESTOASTED 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. 941-779-6638. Leave message. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941539-6891. U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941545-6688. 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, 941-7782535.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. MORE ads = more readers in The Islander.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 25Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145 H URRIC ANE 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. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLANDS FINESTMORE 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. 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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 5604B 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 SERVICES ContinuedRELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550. AMI COMPUTERS Virus removal, repairs, tutorials, data salvage. On site, at home or of ce. www.amicomputer.com or 941-962-6560.LAWN & GARDENCONNIES 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. JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-3016067. 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. 941-932-6600. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.HOME IMPROVEMENTVAN-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. Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 HOME IMPROVEMENT ContinuedCUSTOM 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, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-4472198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY, INC.: Home, condo, 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, 1-616204-8822.RENTALSWEEKLY/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. $900 mo. Call 941-538-8622. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-0901. 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 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH

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26 JUNE 26, 2013 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS ContinuedSEASONAL OR ANNUAL Sarasota bayfront. 2BR/2BA, pool. $2,000 month. Gulf view, 3BR/2BA, $2,000 month. For information, 703587-4675, bayrest@hotmail.com. ANNUAL RENTAL: 900 sf, elevated half duplex, turnkey furnished with utilities. 1BR/1BA. Great location for beach life. (1.3 miles to Anna Maria Island) Will consider shorter term. $1,095/ month. 941-761-2725. VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/2BA condo with boat dock and pool, $550/week. Realtor, 941-7561090. TOWNHOUSE: 2BR, BOAT dock and pool. TV, cable. Furnished annual. $950/month. Realtor, 941-756-1090. FURNISHED 3BR/2BA SINGLE-family home. $1,200/month, exible lease. Updated, ve miles to beach. Realtor, 941-356-1456. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY 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.ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. REAL ESTATEPLEASE, 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 LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941778-8104. DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. $395,000, by owner. 941-779-0101. BEACH HOUSE: HOLMES Beach. Block home, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage with wood-burning replace. Zoned for weekly rentals. $465,000. Smith & Associates Real Estate, contact Realtor Bonnie Martinez, 727-512-6355, to schedule your appointment. BEST PRICE PER foot: Key Royale 3BR/3BA canal, seawall, pool. Call Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054. PERICO BAY CLUB: Great water views, great price, 2BR/2BA, $169,900. Call Sharon Hightower, Edgewater Real Estate, 941-330-5054. More ads = more readers in The Islander. REAL ESTATE ContinuedSINGLE-FAMILY HOME for sale by owner. 2BR/2BA plus den. Over 2,000 sf, community pool, tness center, 10 minutes to Anna Maria beaches. $329,000. Call Mark, 941-4473726. ISLAND ALTERNATIVE: TEN minutes to beach, no-ood zone, 4BR/2BA, caged pool, singlefamily home. Updated roof, ooring, windows and more. $219,000. Low, low down. Owner, Realtor, 941-356-1456.EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adver tise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal oppor tunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294.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 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! 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.

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THE ISLANDER JUNE 26, 2013 27 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 24 Anna Maria Vacations offers our guests a wide variety of select properties for their dream vacation. Please visit our website at: www.annamaria.com or call us at (941) 778 4178 and have one of our reservations specialists help you pick just the right property for your special AMI vacation! Angel Beach The Bayfront View of the Gulf This new 7 bedroom, 5 bath property boasts one Every morning, enjoy your cof fee with a gorgeous sunrise Location, location, location!! Situated directly of the larger pools on the island! With 6 Kings and over the Bay! Just a short 6 minute walk to the Gulf, this across the street from the beach with spectacular 2 twins -this is a great property for a multi family 6 bedroom house will meet all your luxury vacation needs! Water views, this 6 bedroom home has it all! vacation! Situated on a quiet culde sac just west of Bring your boat and explore the surrounding waters or Enjoy y our heated pool with tiki bar, view our Gulf Ave you are just a minute or two walk to the just fish right off the dock!! There is plenty to do on this world famous sunsets from one of three levels white sandy beaches of AMI! end of the island just bring your bathing suit, flip flops of decks or take a scenic bike ride on one of the and toothbrush that is all you need to enjoy your AMI bikes provided!! dream getaway! Visit our website a t www.annamaria.com or call us at (941) 778 4178 or toll free at (800) 737 -9855 to Book Now!! Visit our website at www.annamaria.com or call us at 941.778.4178 or toll free at 1.800.737.9855 to Book Now! SEASIDE Wake up to your own personal paradise! Hear the waves breaking on the shore from your bedroom with this extravagant direct bay private home! This 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom property is just a walk away from the famous Rod and Reel Pier and Bean Point Beach. Enjoy your morning coffee on your enclosed private porch where you have clear views of the St. Pete Skyline and the Skyway Bridge. Cook up a meal in the fully stocked gourmet kitchen, read a book on the water facing swings or go for a walk on the beach, this wonderfully located home offers it all! GULFSIDE OASIS This gorgeous home has got it all! If you are looking for the ideal home for a larger party or multifamily getaway, then look no further. With multiple views of the Gulf waters, a lush tropical pool and waterfall hot tub, this is the perfect spot for entertaining! Have a BBQ in your private backyard or walk one minute to the beach, the possibilities are endless in this 6 bedroom and 5 bathroom luxurious home! BAYFRONT Every morning, enjoy your coffee with a gorgeous sunrise over the Bay! Just a short 6 minute walk to the Gulf, this 6 bedroom house will meet all of your luxury vacation needs! Bring your boat and explore the surrounding waters or just sh right off the dock!! There is plenty to do on this end of the island just bring your bathing suit and toothbrush that is all you need to enjoy your AMI dream getaway!

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28 JUNE 26, 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