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AsTheWorld Terns take stand with lifeguards. 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 Sea turtle numbers as of June 28: 193 turtle nests, 216 false crawls, 0 hatched nests. Meetings Op-Ed Patriotic parade, party, honors. Pages 12-13 Streetlife Top Notch tips, contest. Page 8Long Bar Pointe developer to make presentation. Page 4 Holmes Beach, Mainsail to talk again. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 27th Street dispute settled. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-11 Pages 10-11 Stormy weather claims turtle nest. Page 14 Island police blotter. Page 17 Expansions, new owners, kudos, real estate raves. Volleyball rules on beaches. Page 20 Fishing: Rain, rain go away. Page 21 PLEASE SEE RIP CURRENT PAGE 2TOP NOTCH WEEK 3 PHOTO WINNER Sun, shorebirds and sonsLisa Isenberg of Durango, Colo., wins this weeks Top Notch judging with an image of shorebirds and three sons taking off on a local beach. Isenberg regularly visits the area, staying with family in Sleepy Lagoon on Longboat Key. She wins an Islander More Than a Mullet T-shirt and entry in the newspapers grand-prize Top Notch contest.VOLUME 21, NO. 36 JULY 10, 2013 FREE 14-year-old dies in Anna Maria rip currentBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A 14-year old boy visiting Anna Maria with his family from Winter Haven July 6, disappeared in the Gulf of Mexico during an afternoon visit to the beach and was found drowned around 9 a.m. July 7, south of the Sandbar Restaurant. unit found the body near where the boy had disappeared in the surf. The water was choppy from a brisk breeze and small waves were breaking on shore. On Saturday evening, north of the Willow access, two weddings were ongoing on the beach while others unknowingly played in the surf. Some people tried and failed to right just north of the Sandbar Restaurant. and rescuers on personal watercraft, while a white pickup truck, which had carried marine rescue personnel and paddleboards to the beach, was parked at the waters edge. The rescue effort, however, became a recovery operation on Sunday morning. He had been wading in knee-deep water with his 12-year old brother near the Willow Avenue beach access around 4:30 p.m. July 6 when a current prevented him from returning to shore, authorities said. The younger brother was able to reach shore and a search was begun for the older brother. press release that multiple agencies had searched for the boy after he was carried away. The search included three helicopters one from the U.S. Coast Guard, one from the from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement unit. On the water, as many as 10 Manatee County Marine Rescue lifeguards searched from Group of 12 swimmers rescued from Gulf of Mexico watersBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Twelve young swimmers were pulled from the Gulf of Mexico by rescue teams July 4 near Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria after they were unable to swim some 300 feet back to shore. Brett Pollock said the youngsters apparently were caught in a strong northerly current and could not swim back to shore. They shouted for help and nearby beachgoers called 911. Pollock said Manatee County Marine Rescue personnel on personal watercrafts around 3:30 p.m. They began bringing the youngsters to shore aboard the small rescue crafts. WMFR emergency medical staff, a boat assist, as were Manatee County Sheriffs tion. Pollock said the swimmers had drifted from 200 feet offshore to 300 feet by the time county lifeguards, who were dispatched from the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach, began pulling them to safety. They were examined by medical staff but there were no injuries and everyone returned safely to shore, Pollock said. The incident serves as a caution to swimmers. In addition to strong currents that occaAnna Maria Island beaches also can produce rip tides and currents that can pull even the strongest swimmer away from land. Its a good idea to swim with others and know the beach advisory for a particular location, Pollock said. There were no rip current advisories July 4, but thunderstorms from the southwest moved through the island area that afternoon, bringing strong currents with them. substation said his deputies were on hand to assist if needed. unit for quick action in getting to the area and bringing the swimmers to safety on their small watercraft. Thankfully, everyone returned to shore safely and a life-threatening situation was avoided, he said. Hagens legacy grows. Page 7 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions marine patrol unit is joined by kayakers in the search July 6 for the missing 14-yearold boy in the Gulf of Mexico waters near the Willow Avenue beach access, while other swimmers appear oblivious to the perils of rip currents. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Page 17 Pages 18-19

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JULY SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY RIP CURRENT MCSO Lt. Barry Overstreet, viewing the scene of boats and helicopters in the search from the Willow Avenue beach access amid crowds of people, said, Its just a terrible tragedy. Some observers called the scene surreal. Islanders Jeff and Annie Petitt, walking the beach near sunset, said they were saddened and surprised at the number of people playing nearby in the water. Overstreet said a local church helped provide over night shelter on the island for the boys family. p.m. Saturday, and resumed near 7 a.m. on July 7.July 4 holiday runs head-on into post-holiday problemsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Just when law enforcement thought a bang-up holi7-mile length of Anna Maria Island had passed without and a somber event on the beach a drowning. 4 passed without major incident. Tokajer said the typical issues of illegal parking and issues. For the most part, everybody that participated in the holiday celebration was well behaved. Tokajer said the annual Anna Maria Island Privateers derful. The mayor and I also went out on the beaches on the morning of July 5 to help with the cleanup. The chief said there was a lot of litter left on the beaches following the celebrating, but the waste was not as bad as he expected for an active holiday. It wasnt anywhere near as bad I thought it would be when we went out on the beach, he said. But we did pile up garbage bags about 4 feet high on the back of the Tokajer and Mayor Carmel Monti took their public service roles to the next level by joining cleanup crews July 5. Residents took time to say hello, take photos and a lot of people saw what we were doing and joined in to help the cleanup, said Tokajer. In Bradenton Beach, Lt. John Cosby reported a relatively mild holiday. Ive seen much busier Fourth of July holidays, he said. I think the rain kept a lot of people away. It was actually busier on July 5, so I think people split up their vacation days to spend some time on the island and do other things. Cosby said there were no major incidents and everybody visiting the city for the holiday was good. Maria substation. Several citations were issued, he said, but most rescue of 12 swimmers in the Gulf of Mexico north of the Sandbar Restaurant off Sycamore Avenue around 3:30 p.m. July 4, but all swimmers were safely brought to shore. We handled crowd control to ensure medical teams and were glad of that, he said. intersections. On July 6, MCSO deputies, marine units and the departments helicopter took part in the search for the missing 14-year-old boy from Winter Haven who was found drowned July 7. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer and Mayor Carmel Monti, far right, load up bags of trash July 5. Holmes Beach resident Adrienne Garcia stopped to get a photo in appreciation of public service to the next level. Islander Cour tesy Photo

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 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 Rain washes out beachgoers, adds to trafc jamImagine everyone in the scene above except Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer on the ATV leaves the beach at once. Thats just what happened when thunderstorms swept across Anna Maria Island about 2 p.m. July 5, causing an exodus from beaches and outdoor activities. Holmes Beach police reported southbound motorists stacked up in Holmes Beach to Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Top, Edna Tiemann; bottom, Rick Catlin Sparked outManatee County Sheriffs deputy Steve Stewart of the Trash bins at the beach access at 74th Street in Holmes celebrations. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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4 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941. Manatee County age rate adoption. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest Bradenton Beach City Hall. tan Planning Organization, University of South Florida Trail, Sarasota. Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@ islander.org.AM commissioners take on new liaison assignments son assignments to include activities for new Comcreated by former Commissioner John Quams resignation. Copeland is liaison for the Island Players and the Anna Maria City Pier. the capital improvements advisory committee. Anna Maria Island Community Center and the environmental education and enhancement committee. Commission Chair Chuck Webb is the liaison to the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner Gene Aubry is liaison to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. SueLynn is liaison to the Coalition of Barrier and Planning Organization, the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Manasota League of Cities.Holmes Beach commission to decide Mainsail directionBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Holmes Beach commissioners will discuss their next step in the Mainsail mediation process July 9, after The Islander went to press, according to their meeting agenda. The Mainsail development team, including investor Ed Chiles, sat across the table from Holmes Beach Commissioner Judy Titsworth, Mayor Carmel Monti and city attorney Patricia Petruff June 21. After an argumentative beginning, the two sides appeared to progress toward a possible resolution. The June 21 meeting between the two entities was Jr. Act, which allows private property owners to initiate mediation before taking legal action when the property owner claims a government entitys action causes an unnecessary burden. Mainsail attorney Robert Lincoln initiated the prothe city after commissioners voted in March to revoke the site plan to develop the condo-hotel-marina near Marina and Gulf drives. The action generally opens the door to litigation if mediation is not successful. Commissioners Marvin Grossman, Titsworth and Pat Morton voted in March to revoke the site plan, while were in favor of continuing negotiations with Mainsail to improve the site plan. The site has a long history and there are several sticking points among the citys objections, including setbacks, density and parking requirements. Mainsail president Joe Collier was under the impression that the March city meeting was a presentation of the site plan changes that had discussed between his development team and city staff. He said the presentation was to show progress and his team was there for commissioner input. Instead, he said he was surprised by the vote that revoked the site plan. Over the course of the June 21 media tion, Colliers team made some concessions in terms of density and reducing the number of proposed lodging units that will eliminate a controversial claim that Mainsail has a lease with Wells Fargo for offsite parking. The lease has never been presented to the city as evidence to that claim, but the city did obtain a copy of the lease, which had expired and was unpaid for several years. Colliers concession to reduce lodging space could eliminate the need for offsite parking. In exchange for Colliers concession, he asked the city to back away from enforcing a three-charter boat limit at the Mainsail Marina. Commissioners took action in June to enforce the special exception use of the marina, claimrequests from charter captains to dock at the marina. While those on the mediation panel could not take was a concession they could possibly offer to move the mediation forward. Petruff is expected to update the commissioners on the mediation efforts, as she and Lincoln pledged to work together before a scheduled July 24-25 continuation of the special magistrate proceedings. Mainsail is expected to have an update to the site plan design prepared for presentation at the July 9 city meeting. If mediation moves forward as scheduled, the two sides will again sit down at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, The two sides will decide whether the settlement negotiation should continue or whether the quasi-judicial special magistrate hearing will begin. The proceeding is conducted by the special magistrate taking evidence and testimony and rendering a recommendation. Both sides have the option to accept or reject the recommendation. If the recommendation is rejected, litigation is likely.Long Bar developer to speak in Cortez By Bonner Joy Islander Editor plans to develop Long Bar Pointe, a bayfront area on the mainland between the village of Cortez and IMG Academy and IMG Golf Club. However, only the road leading to the residential Street West and 53rd Avenue West leading to El Conquistador Parkway in unincorporated Manatee County. developer-partner Carlos Beruff will make a presentation on the project at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at what is billed as a town hall meeting at Fishermans Hall, 4515 124th St. W., Cortez. requiring dredging and demolition of 20-40 acres of mangrove forest and acres of seagrasses to allow canal entry to a 300-berth marina from Sarasota Bay, are set to go before the Manatee County Commission in August. A future land-use map change to mixed-use development and a comp-plan text amendment being considered by the county could allow increased development within areas of coastal and conservation elements in the plan. The project is being guided through the governmental process by the developer, Berrington Group, and Larry Lieberman, who has owned the property for 13 years. Within the past year, he brought Medallion Homes and Beruff into the development to help see it to completion. Environmentalists, including some from Cortez and changes. Barbara Hines of Holmes Beach, vice chair of the plan an environmental disaster. She also noted that new housing in a coastal high hazard zone will impact countywide disaster planning and storm evacuation. It will effect all that we hold dear, including effects number of residential units for the propertys zoning, including: The revised Long Bar Pointe plan reviewed recently by the county planning board includes: County staff has said the map amendment change poses no problem, but the text amendment request has deny the changes. The Long Bar Pointe plans do not yet include building designs or a layout for the proposed marina and canal. The developer would, however, require removal of up to 40 acres of mangroves and more than two acres of seagrass to create a waterway allowing large boats to enter a harbor that would be created on uplands on the property. The Long Bar Pointe website states the mangrove area will undergo clearing of nuisance trees Brazilian peppers where Manatee Fruit Farms operations are choking off mangroves, according to the developers environmental consultant. County staff, however, maintains the submitted plan lacks information on how the developer would mitigate impacts on the 117 acres of privately owned submerged The staff also reports dredging that adversely impacts seagrass beds is prohibited by the comprehensive plan. Environmentalists have rallied against the develop ment, proposed changes to the countys environmental policies and the impact to Sarasota Bay, and presently are circulating a petition opposing the project. A group of concerned residents, including former County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann of Cortez previously met in Cortez to discuss opposition to Long Bar Pointe. Titsworth Grossman Collier Morton

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 5 Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 1519880. 9/2013 A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time No opposition presented to BB parking lot rezoneBy Mark Young Islander Reporter hearing to amend the citys zoning map and change a portion of a city parking lot from residential to public and semi-public use. The July 3 special meeting took about 6 minutes with have called a housekeeping issue. The parcel is Lot 10 Block H of the Azure Shores subdivision and is located in the citys newest parking lot next to the public works building near Church Avenue. City planner Alan Garrett said its not the entire parking lot, rather a section of the parking lot where a house Garrett said the property was never converted when the city moved forward with the parking lot construction and the requested ordinance would bring the property into compliance with the comprehensive plan. When we removed the home, we did not realize it was still zoned residential, said Garrett. The planning and zoning board also quickly recom mended approving the rezone request at its June 26 public hearing. The July 3 public hearing required no action, according to Garrett, who said two public hearings are required before commissioners vote on the matter. The second public hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Robinson Preserve expansion meeting planned at 6 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Palma Sola Botaniproposed expansion and improvements to the Robinson Preserve. The site plan for the proposals also will be reviewed. Bill Robinson of Robinson Farms Inc., the company that sold the property to Manatee County to retain as a nature preserve, told a local media outlet he was unfamiliar with any of the details of the proposed expansion, but he was pleased it would expand. The Manatee County Commission is scheduled to discuss the site plan and expansion at its Sept. 5 meeting.BB-HB-Sandpiper 27th Street dispute is nally overBy Mark Young Islander Reporter According to Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy, the documents with a judges signature dismissing the long-standing 27th Street dispute between Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach were delivered July 2 to the two city attorneys. I have been in contact with our city attorney Ricinda Perry, said Shaughnessy at a July 3 special meeting. The dismissal regarding the fence dispute with Holmes Beach has been signed, so its over. Promises that the lawsuit would be concluded soon have been plentiful for many months but, according to Shaughnessy, that day has come. Beach city commission granted a quitclaim deed on the citys northern border with Holmes Beach to Sandpiper Resort mobile home park. Holmes Beach disputed Bradenton Beachs right to do so, but took no action until 2011, when a now-for mer Holmes Beach commissioner with property on the Holmes Beach side of the fence led a charge for litigation after Sandpiper installed fences, a locked gate and private property signs to prevent access to the mobile home park. The two cities were required to attempt to mediate suit about a year ago to nullify the 27th Street quitclaim. Initial hearings over the matter didnt go in favor of Holmes Beach, represented by city attorney Patty Petruff, but the city was afforded the opportunity to amend its complaint. Between a rough start in court and two new commissioners and a mayor, all who pledged to end the dispute during the campaign, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach began a new round of talks to resolve the matter. The two cities came to terms, but Sandpiper also was named as a codefendant in the lawsuit. Garnering a three-way agreement lengthened the settlement process. Ultimately, Holmes Beach agreed to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning the city cannot file a similar action in the future. Four years of dispute and two years of legal action have left the quitclaim in place, cost taxpayers in both cities thousands of dollars and Sandpiper residents maintain the right to preserve the integrity of their property. The 27th Street border is used by the mobile home ment. Shaughnessy Perry PetruffConservationists to meet The local Sierra Club has announced that the Manatee Conservation Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, to discuss conservation and development proposals in the area. The agenda includes discussions on the proposed Long Bar Pointe project, phosphate strip mining and comprehensive plan management. The meeting will take place at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. For more information, contact Sandra Ripberger at

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6 JULY 10, 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) JULY 10, 2013 JULY 10, 2013 JULY 10, 2013 JULY 10, 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 Your www. islander.orgHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. The preferred method is to send letters by email to Holmes Beach FL 34217. Online readers may comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander. org, where we have some 2,500 subscribers and registered users. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,500 users with updates daily. Like us online.Many thanks Thank you to The Islander for the July 3 article by Mark Young about our new small dog park. The park is our joy, where our dogs romp and play, and we doggers make new friends. Even during the recent rain, when a portion of the mini-lake, to the amusement of their owners. We have much to be thankful for with our park. Public works has worked tirelessly to keep it nice. Our startup committee members, including Bob Longworth, Mike Schenk and Renee Ferguson, have contributed generously, and other doggers also gave donations. shade building in the small dog park. And Rex doesnt even own a dog. A placard of appreciation to his wife, Helen, is mounted at the original shelter. A water connection is in the works, along with some trees, thanks to Connies Landscaping, also provide some shade. meeting and was instrumental in helping create the dog park. Longworth, who joined the Holmes Beach Parks and his wife, Alice, have helped with cleanups. Commissioner Marvin Grossman has stepped up to get additions to the park and helped raised money to get paving in front of the shelter. He is the liaison between doggers, the mayor and city commissioners. Suggestions for improvements are welcome and donations are appreciated. Barbara Parkman, Holmes Beach Extreme situation The kids called it Xtreme Trolley when Manatee County Area Transit began operating fare-free trolleys on Anna Maria Island and they tested the ride and likely the drivers all day, morning til night. Whats happened since the trolley started service is no less than a metamorphosis for Anna Maria Island. Some people went into virtual shock over the changes to island neighborhoods on the heels of the economic recession more rentals, more people, more people buying into the success of tourism. Other people took the changes in stride, claiming its still the same paradise they came to enjoy, whether arriving 50, 10 or two years ago. Regardless of your position, nothing stays the same. And nothing could be more poignant than the evidence provided by this July 4 holiday and its accompaing number of swimmers, and the loss of the precious life of a 14-year-old boy to the Gulf of Mexicos capricious currents. The loss of a 6-year-old to rip current in April should have been a call for change. We need to assess where we are in the big picture, and how we go forward. Put aside the petty bickering over kids making noise in the pool, trash left overnight at the curb, and cars parked on the street we need to address how we will accommodate our extreme success and still live here and how we promote our assets in the future. Sadly, we have few more lifeguard stations than we did in the 1970s. We really must look forward to safety and the welfare of everyone on the beaches and waterways we share, and that may mean more lifeguards and marine rescue services, more patrols on the shore and in the water, and lifeguard stations all along the beaches including the north end to the city pier. The beaches are public domain, and we need to protect not just those people at the designated public beaches, but the many who frequent all the beaches. After all, volunteers patrol for turtle watch, shouldnt families be afforded some measure of safety all along our 7 miles of beaches. We should consider spending tourism-related tax dollars on the future safety of everyone who puts a toe in our waters. How can we call it paradise without safe beaches? It may seem extreme, but its time to answer the call for change. Expand marine rescue now.The Islander has a new of ce! After 21 years in the same shopping center, the newspaper has moved its office to the storefront at Were directly across from the Island Library and conveniently located in the strip center that houses Look for the familiar Islander neon sign in the See you soon! By the way, we moved

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 7 Headlines from July 9, 2003Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall June 30 75 89 0.64 July 1 74 80 1.62 July 2 74 90 0.93 July 3 74 90 3.02 July 4 73 90 0.16 July 5 74 89 0.17 July 6 74 92 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 86.524-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander 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. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago Maria Elementary School to make room for construction of a new school brought a wave of protest by AME School Advisory Committee member Judy Holmes Titsworth, who said the committee had been told by Eduto save as many trees as possible during construction. But an oak hammock was demolished over the holiday weekend without notice. marine scientists stumped because people walking along a hard-packed beach would suddenly sink in sand up to their waist. Rick Spadoni, with Coastal Planning and Engineering, said in his 25 years working for Manatee County he had never observed the phenomenon. Resortowner Shirley Rohmberger said it happened to her twice in one day and once to a guest. tection gave a dredging project in Bimini Bay at Galati Marine a clean bill of health and allowed dredging of after some lead batteries and other waste was found, resulting in a stop work order by Anna Maria until the Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubrys plan for a city park on Pine Avenue at Bay Boulevard was approved at a June 27 meeting. Islanders legacy grows with Anna Maria landscaping donationBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Island philanthropist Rex Hagen has agreed in principle to fund the landscaping for the city park approved by Anna Maria commissioners June 27. The park will take up the six lots at the corner of Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard that the city purCommissioner Gene Aubry, an architect, drew the park plan, which provides parking for 15 cars on the south end of the property. The parking will be surrounded by trees and have egresses on Pine Avenue Hagen, a 30-year resident of the island, formerly residing in Holmes Beach and now in Anna Maria, has a history of contributing to civic efforts. He said Aubry had impressed him. Aubrys a genius, Hagen said. He and Aubry plan to work closely on the trees needed to landscape the perimeter of the park. The interior of the park will remain open space, Aubry said. Hagen said he didnt yet have an estimate on the cost. Aubry said middle-age native trees will be planted, year. Aubrys approved plan shows 15-30 trees. The park would include a unisex bathroom and benches. Hagen and his late wife Helen contributed in the past to the Holmes Beach skateboard park and, most recently, Rex Hagen made a donation to the Holmes Beach dog park, which boasts a shelter dedicated to Helen. The couple long ago funded the Anna Maria Island Community Center tennis courts, among other contributions to improve recreation in the two cities.

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8 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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 af xed 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 July 12 for next weeks cover spot If youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. lishing weekly winning photos June 26. Six weekly winning photos are being featured on the cover of The Islander, merchants. Weekly winners receive a More Than a Mullet Wrapper Islander T-shirt. The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the contest. that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. 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. 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 winnerPenny Fricks 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. 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When surrounding the subject. faces and make them stand out. 4. Move in close. If a subject is smaller than a car, take a step or two closer before taking the picture and with the subject, unless the shot is a landscape or seascape. Up close, the photograph can reveal telling details, like a sprinkle of freckles or an arched eyebrow. 5. Move away from the middle. Center-stage is a great place for a performer. However, the middle of a frame is not necessarily the best place for a subject. Bring a photograph to life by simply moving the subject away from the middle of the picture. Imagine a tick-tack-toe the intersections of lines. 6. Lock the focus. If the subject is not in the center of the picture, lock the focus to create a sharp image. Most auto-focus cameras focus on whatever is in the center of the picture. mistake? Because pictures taken beyond the maximum important part of every photo is the light. It affects the appearance of everything. 9. Take some verticals. All sorts of things look better in a vertical picture. So next time out, make a conscious effort to turn your camera sideways and take some vertical pictures. 10. Be a picture director. Take charge of your pictures and win your own best picture awards. Angling to win with nature photography? Look for interesting combinations of color, light, shadow and texture; look up and down for the most interesting angle, which may not be straight on; explore with camera modes; keep the horizon in the bottom third of the frame; for a silhouette; keep the lens clean and take your time composing the shot. Using a camera phone? Be sure to record photos using the highest possible resolution, try different angles and watch the light. Top notch tips for Top Notch contestants

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 9 Send your travel and vacation pics to news@islander.org. SHARE THE FUN! 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) www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACH SHOP The We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! 50% off summer sale SUMMER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Shore returns to FISH, assumes board roleties. Community Center and a small space in the former church classroom building. A debate on fair market value ensued and how much money FISH should take into consideration on personal investments made by the tenants to improve their units. tenant to repay him for his personal investment into the property. A second motion was made to increase the rent of passed unanimously by those members present. In other matters, Turner Maritime Challenge execu tive director Sean Wardell said the Sea Scouts of America program established early this year is going well. Wardell said the Sea Scouts have spent 15 hours aboard sailboats and nine hours in classroom activities in June. carried out on all boats. Festival chairwoman Linda Molto said an application festival themes are currently being considered. Molto said a possible theme for the next festival is Wishing I was By Mark Young Islander Reporter Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. Chips Shore returned to the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board in Cortez at a June meeting that was held without quorum. Shore was unable to attend the July 1 FISH meeting, but he not only was returned to the board, he assumed an executive board role as secretary. cess. That is until Shores return. time Museum in Cortez, resigned from FISH after months of contention between some board members and the museum staff. Shore complained that museum staff was being treated with hostility by some FISH members and that his comments at meetings were being misrepresented by election led FISH members to ask Shore to reconsider his resignation in May and he agreed. Much of the July 1 discussion was devoted to the boards annual budget and the rental of two FISH-owned properties to tenants. The board has debated continued issues over disputed rent payments from its tenants and began a debate on whether or not to raise the rent on the two proper the Aug. 5 board meeting. restoration of the 95-acre FISH preserve. The board has worked on the grant for several years and has been assured the funding will be approved. Premud would take place soon to discuss when the funds will be available. their time on boat and gear maintenance in advance of improving weather. Trash bins at the beach access at 74th Street in Holmes celebrations. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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10 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.comPRIVATE CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS ~ UP TO 49 PASSENGERSENJOY THE RIDE!DAILY EGMONT KEY SERVICE Monday Longboat Lunch Loop Tuesday Sarasota Day Trip WednesdayBradenton Day Trip Thursday Circle Line Tour Friday Dolphin WatchPLUS NIGHTLY (BYOB) Sunset Cruises Acupuncture | Massage Therapy Organic Facials ** Sunset Beach Yoga at 6:30 with Leigh **HOLISTIC HEAL TH CARE IN A BEAUTIFUL SPA ENVIRONMENT! 2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Eco-friendly spa and wellness center Wednesday, July 10 5:30 p.m. Teen crafts, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, July 11 10 a.m. Visit with The Chalk Lady Denise Kowal, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Friday, July 12 Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Saturday, July 13 Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Sunday, July 14 Monday, July 15 Tuesday, July 16 794-8044. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6341. Wednesday, July 17 2 p.m. Cooking with Herbs seminar with the Manatee Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Off-island Friday, July 12 W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5555. Saturday, July 13 denton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. InformaOngoing 906-0668. 747-3031. 941-708-6130. tion: 941-778-1541. tion: 941-778-1541. 941-746-4131. of Commerce networking meeting. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. ton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. 3132. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. 0414. League hosts art class The Anna Maria Island Art League will feature Marie sures, in July. Garafano will introduce students, age 9 and up, to the a collection of natural objects for drawing and discuss learning to see. The students will learn about design, shape, color and texture. The class will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 15-19 at AMIAL, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Library holds July events Beach, will host childrens programs, book clubs, classes and other events in July. The schedule includes: ing for the Big One seminar. sion Service cooking class, Cooking with Herbs. Club, pre-registration required. 6341. Manatee Players announce 2013-14 season Individual tickets for Manatee Players productions in 2013-14 are on sale. The Manatee Players will offer 14 shows at the new Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton. The season will include eight musicals in Stone Hall and six Grease, Sept. 12-29, Young Frankenstein, Oct. Feb. 13-March 2, 2014; Man of La Mancha, March 2014. Stepping Out, Jan. 16-Feb. 2, 2014; Beehive, Feb. 27-March 16, 2014; Greater Tuna, April 10-27, 2014. at manateeplayers.com. Island happenings Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries, births, travel photos, fishing, sports and event news and photos to news@islander.org. SHARE THE FUN.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 30 years in Bradenton! 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG tion: 941-254-4972. Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. mation: 941-794-8044. Coming up Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Save the date Calendar announcements description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for IGW features Patricia Sorgs Caribbean Breeze will feature the work of Guatemalan-born artist Patricia Sorg in an exhibit in August. Caribbean Breeze will highlight the colors of Sorgs native country and her new Florida home. A news ing boats and village life of St. Lucia, and the special light of seascapes, beaches, marinas and native wildlife of Florida. Her pictures are instantly recognizable and collectors favorites. In addition to IGW, Sorgs work has been featured in galleries and museums throughout the Americas, including the Guatemalan Museum of Modern Art. She teaches classes in a downtown Bradenton studio. The exhibit will run throughout August. Sailing squadron offers boating courses, seminars The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron will hold a boating education course and seminars this month and in August at the squadron building, 1200 71st The two-part Americas Boating Course will take 3, with attendance required on both dates to receive a The course covers boating safety and Florida waterway rules. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, the squadron will host instruction in chart-reading. The seminar admission cost The same fee is required for a GPS seminar that will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Pre-registration is required for the programs. For more information, contact Gloria Potter or Walter Extension service brings Cooking with Herbs to island The Manatee County Island Branch Library will host Cooking with Herbs at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. A representative of the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service will teach the class. Beach. 6341.Hurricane readiness topic of library talk Beach, will host Patricia Hickey talking about preparing for hurricane season 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. The program is free and seating will be available on 6341. Patricia Sorg is the featured artist in August at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Piccadilly Circus arrives to Palmetto for 2 shows The Piccadilly Circus will arrive for two shows 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. The circus features clowns, the Cossack Warriors, a petting zoo and a white tiger spectacular. The circus, from the producers of the Ice Capades, is offering free child admission with a paid adult. The Islander is giving away the free tickets at the online to www.thefuncircus.co m. Rotary to meet The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Islands guest speaker on Tuesday, July 23, will be board member Steve Schlueter. He will talk about his experiences as a district governor for Rotary, including the clubs efforts in St. Lucia. The island club meets on Tuesdays at noon at the Beach. Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island president Michael Mosley, a junior at Palmetto High School, and Magdalena Phelan, a recent graduate of Manatee High School.

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12 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER The Original .com941-778-2711 You Are a Peculiar People 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 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS 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 Need your dog out of the house for an hour or a day? Drop him/her off with us. CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Serving Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and West BradentonTOWNCAR SERVICE RATESto/from Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key $80 $75$35Flat-rate pick up on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15Local AND Long Distance Call for rates to other locations941-730-8803islandsedan@gmail.com www.islandsedan.com or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15 The Anna Maria Island Privateers lead their own July 4 parade from Bradenton Beach to Holmes Beach to Anna Maria. The Ulanchs of Anna Maria show their independent spirit in the annual July 4 parade. The Islanders Toni Lyon pairs up with Lisa Williams of MoonRacer No Kill Rescue to throw the weekly newspaper and candy to the enthusiastic crowd on the parade route. Williams said crowds of people would applaud and cheer the newspaper. It was the most fun ever. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy Melissa Root of Bradenton and Warren, R.I., captured and shared the photo of these American beauties, in the July 4 parade. parade, this family effort is the winner. Privateers lead the July 4 parade

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 13 Anna Maria Island Privateers 2013 Scholarship winners: Seniors Hilary Hathaway, Shipreck Scholarship Sajani Patel, Whitey Horton Scholarship Juniors Ourania Lardas AR T AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Ar t League941 -320-1 786 Maybe you have some time on your hands for shopping. These stores are selected by The Islander for their unique items and great customer service. For certain, The Islander knows where to shop. We bet any one of these shops has what youre looking for, because they are stocked with items you local and buy local. Giving Back in Holmes Beach offers new merchandise every week. And remember, when shopping at Giving Back, you get awesome deals and give back proceeds go to local charities. At Steffs Stuff, its always a good time to shop for fabulous vintage jewelry and other accessories for your wardrobe. Steff is having a consignment sale, offering 20-50 percent off. And shes open The girls at Retro Rosies and Cobwebs know theres no better place to be in the summer than the beach! Get out of the heat and come to the coolest chase when you mention this ad in The Islander! Tide and Moon on Pine Avenue is another mustdo. Theres no better way to remember paradise than the Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant handcrafted by Laura Shely only available at Tide and Moon. Tide and Moon also has original Atocha treasures. What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and daily appointments for accepting more, the shop is constantly changing. Youll soon be saying, Wow, Community Thrift Shop is on vacation with plans to re-open Aug. 12, which means youve got two months to organize and pack all your quality consignment items. CTS offers 50-60 percent to the consignor, so youll want to get in before the fall shopping season and thrifty makeovers begin for home and vacation rentals. Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vintage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Ave. E. 941-708-0913 Like us on Facebook!CobwebsAntiques and More Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and More! On vacation! See you Aug. 12. Accepting quality consignments.Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-4 Steffs Stuff Antiques & TreasuresJ 941.383.19015380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101, Longboat Key at the Centre Shops, Buttercuponline@hotmail.com Jewelry Tide and Moon Exclusive Anna Maria Island Pendant Handmade by Laura Shely Find us! 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach, 941 778.7978 S S S S tor e James Jimmy Campbell Jacob Karguarer Brandi Ricker Leanne Browning Alexander Xander Chawi Sophomores Monica Molly McDonough Freshmen Tiana Smith, Sandpiper Scholarship Justin Puthusseril Myles Johnson Samantha Haga Total Scholarship dollars: $17,300Present at the July 4 Anna Maria Island Privateers party following the parade at the Anna Maria Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach are Privateer scholarship winners Miles Johnson, left, Xander Chawi and Brandi Richter, Mary Ann Maz Zyla of the Privateers, Jacob Kargauer, Jimmy Campbell and Rainia Lardas. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann Scholars join Privateers

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Johnston, MD $50 $50 $50 $25 HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & 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 ? ? Stormy weather, rough surf claim only 1 sea turtle nest She likes to do things like this so I come with her, Glenn said. In turn, I drag her to a lot of the Tampa Bay Rays games. Upon arriving full time in Florida, Alice contacted Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota to continue her marine life volunteer work. They didnt need any volunteers at that time, but they said there were a lot of different groups in the area and told me about AMITW, Alice said. I contacted Suzi Fox and Im happy I can be involved. Alice said in Hawaii, there are mostly green sea green nests in the past 30 years. She explained the turtles do things a little differently on the shores of Hawaii. They will very often come on shore to sleep, she said. Her enthusiasm as a newbie to AMITW is apparent. Alice said everything about loggerhead season is new crawl. The couple walk their section every Thursday and despite walking once a week in an area that typically doesnt produce the numbers of other AMITW sections, Im really excited about the nests we have found and I cant wait to hopefully see the little hatchlings, Alice said. Glenn agreed, saying the couple plans on spending it comes due to hatch, in hopes of witnessing what few people get to see, scores of hatchlings making their break for open water. Sea turtle nesting season runs May 1-Oct.31, although wildlife doesnt always follow a schedule. Last year, a rare green turtle nest in Anna Maria was the last nest of Anna Maria Island is primarily a nesting ground for green sea turtle nests over the course of its 30-year history of documenting sea turtle activity on the island. Four of the nests have appeared in the past two years. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Consecutive days of heavy rain on the island had little impact on sea turtle nesting season, but possibly claimed one nest. According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring education coordinator Glenn Wiseman, the nest thought to be lost to the barrage of storms was laid too close to shore by the female loggerhead. Wiseman said the stakes were washed away, but hes holding out hope that the eggs were not underwater for too long. Sea turtle eggs are permeable and hatchlings can drown in their shells if inundated with rain or waves. We just wont know if they will hatch until the nest is due, he said. Wiseman said AMITW volunteers relocated five nests that were close to the high tide mark just to be sure. Its sad because you just want to do something, walks sections 4 and 5, from the Manatee Public Beach of her own, she said. While the recent storms have had some impact on nesting activity, loggerhead sea turtle mothers continue to crawl onto the island shores and Schubert, along with her husband and fellow volunteer Glenn, discovered their to be one of the lightest nesting areas. The Schuberts moved to the Lakewood Ranch area people who can get away with saying they moved from paradise to almost paradise. Glenn Schubert retired from the Army Air Force Exchange Services, more commonly known as the PX to military families, but the couple spent most of their time in Hawaii, where Glenn grew up. Alice volunteered for a seal rescue group that was similar to her duties with AMITW. The seals would come up on the beach during the day to sleep and we would basically be posted as guards to keep the tourists from disturbing them, she said. Then during mating season, they would come on shore for up to six weeks. We would rope off the area and volunteers would keep guard over the area. Glenns father died last year and the couple have two adult children, one in Florida and the other in South Carolina. We knew if we ever wanted to see the kids, we had to move, Glenn said. The two looked for an area that had Alices love of the beach and Glenns love of baseball. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring section coordinators and education directors Glenn, Alice Schubert. Islander Photo: Mark Young PLEASE SEE TURTLES PAGE 15

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 15 Island PEST and TERMIT E CONTROL INC. l l s mail@islandpestandtermitecontrol.comwww .islandpestandtermite.com Sarasota 941-365-2893 Beach 941-778-1337 fax 941-778-3285 Bradenton 941-794-1005 Brandon 813-643-0200 fax 813-643-0595 Port Charlotte 941-625-6887t ]uSign up for either Drywood or Subterranean T ermite Guaran tee and r eceive up to an instant $600 discount! Call immediately Only the rst 500 customers ar e eligible! We now accept Discover Card. P EST a n CO NTR O Mote, AMITW offer free, educational turtle walks Most everyone knows its sea turtle nesting season on area beaches, but Mote Marine Laboratory is asking one simple question: How much do Mote wants to answer that question by invit ing the public to participate in its free educational strolls offered in collaboration with Hilton LongLearn the tale behind the turtle tracks and scout local beaches for nesting activity, while also learning about local wildlife and natural habitats. The Mote Marine Laboratory Turtle Walks ervations are needed. Mote scientists and volunteers will teach sea turtle terminology such as false crawls. Tour guides will explain how false crawls and nests are documented and interpreted. For more information on how to participate, are about 1.5 miles along the shore of Longboat Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch also offers talks and walks, but reservations are required because they found groups grew to too many par ticipants. AMITWs turtle walks are held on Wednesday mornings throughout the summer. To reserve a spot and get information on when and where to meet, the incubation period is about 60 days. The hatchlings will not break from the nest until the entire group is ready to scramble up and march to the open waters. Hatchlings primarily leave the nest at night and moonlight on the water. TUR TLES Beach in Holmes Beach July 4 near a large hole dug in the sand. Both the hole and trash represent a hazard to wildlife. Islander Photo: Mark Young ACCOMMODA TIONS T ortuga Inn Beach & T radewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www .tortugainn.co m 941-778-661 1 www .tradewinds-resort.com Haley s Motel An Island jewel with 1950s charm and 21st century amenities. Perfect for all weddings and reunions. 941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824 www .haleysmotel.co m Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECT LY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s Island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.co m www .bungalowbeach.co m i.w edBEAUTY & WELLNESS Acqua A veda Salon Spa Store Hair nails, makeup, skin and massage for the bride and the entire bridal party 531 1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-5400 www .acquaaveda.co m CA TERING Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill & Restaurant W ell cater your af fair with Caribbean flair! 941-779-1930 www .bananacabanaseafood.co m JEWELR Y Bridge Street Jewelers The Island s full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beac h 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The finest wedding photography since 1980. Studio located at 315 58th St. Holmes Beach. Vi sit my W eb site at www 1 WEDDING/RECEPTIONS Rotten Ralph s Restaurants Now of fering catering and banquet facilities for weddings and private parties 941-778-3953. The Islander Wedding Directory TO ADVERTISE, CONT ACT IWED EXPERT TONI L 5 Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, & guest accommodations all in one location. www .queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.co m 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTER T AINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL A TTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily 941-792-3366 Manatee County Marine Rescue crew members Joshua Velarde, left, and David Snyder guard the safety of the July 4 holiday crowd from atop the tower at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes hazard swimming conditions for beachgoers thinking of entering the water. ABOVE: Benjamin Ollson, 4, visiting Anna Maria Island from Sweden, plays pirate July 4 at the Mana tee Public Beach. LEFT: Young adults and youngsters tackle the surf at the public beach. RIGHT: Kyleigh McLain, 12, Davan McLain, 9, Jaelyn Batts, 13, enjoy chillin in the cool sands at the Manatee Public Beach. Islander Photos: Edna TiemannOverseeing holiday beach

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16 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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 Monday: 26.99 Wednesday: 16.99 26.99 Mandy L. Baker Mandy L. Baker, 71, of Bradenton, died June 21. She was born April 22, 1942, in Lebanon, Pa. She graduated from Hershey High School and attended Hershey Junior College, Manatee Junior College and American Bankers Association. She retired in 2007 from a banking career in Sarasota and Bradenton and Harrisburg, Pa. She was active in the Manatee Board, numerous charitable organizations and the board She wed Robert C. Cupp in 1971 and they were mar ried 29 years. She enjoyed traveling in her motor home, spending time with family and friends and singing in her church choir. Arrangements were by Jennings Funeral Home of Sarasota. Memorial donations may be made online to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Moffitt Cancer Center. Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband of six years, Richard L.; children, Jodi Hershberger Esteban and huschildren; nieces and nephews; and many loving family members and friends.William J. Platt After retiring from Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna finished his working life as a five-year employee of Publix. A service was held June 29 at Our Lady of Victory Mr. Platt is survived by his children, William J. and and Gary and wife Rita; grandchildren Brian and wife and Michael Platt; great-grandchildren Chase, Camryn Obituaries Wallace Wayne Cleland Sr. Maria Island, died July 4. He was born July 26, 1931, in 1954, in Flat Rock, Mich. Mr. Cleland served in the U. S. Army during the member of the American Legion Post 400, and the Anna moved to Anna Maria Island in 1991 and loved the Sunshine State. A service was held July 7 at Skyway Memorial Gar dens in Palmetto. Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Cleland is survived by wife Patricia; son Wally, daughter-in-law Ping; sister-in-law Louise; and nieces and nephews in Michigan, California and Florida.North end merchants organize July 4 beach cleanup By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter July 5. Bums Island Attitude on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria, helped organize the cleanup on the Anna Maria Gulf of Mexico shore. She said she was surprised to see so many volunteers, who assembled for coffee at Ginnys and Jane Es at the Old IGA, Anna Maria, before heading to the sand. Actually, there wasnt as much trash and litter as in other years. Some people apparently took care of their own trash. Everyone Friday morning did a great job and its nice to see the community come together to keep our beaches clean, she said. David Tulls of Anna Maria does his part for the North End Merchants Organization beach cleanup near the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria. Diane Havelka of Beach Bums, 427 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, was one of the organizers of the annual North End Mer chants Organization beach cleanup on July 5. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin the Sandbar Restaurant and Joan Carter of J&J Graphics, among others. beach cleanup in Anna Maria following the July 4 celbar.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 17 Community notices, events Attention community organization representatives: The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit both news and photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information for more information and for publication. Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call To report information on island crime, call the In emergencies, call 911. Streetlife Roadwatch this week State Road 64-Manatee Avenue at the Anna Maria Island Bridge: Work continues to repair the substructure of the bascule bridge. portation, the majority of repair work will be below bridge decks at the water level. Motorists should expect intermittent night-time lane closures on the bridge 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Project completion is expected this summer. The contractor is L&S Concrete Restoration. For information, call Robin Stublen at 239-4614300 or email s. July 4 ght on the beach sparks arrestIsland police blotterAnna Maria A complainant reported she received a postcard informwith her credit card. She refused and was told that the contest was legitimate and part of a Wal-mart promotion. The woman contacted Wal-mart and was told they were not participating in any contests. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Police responded to an intoxicated woman lying in the roadway west of the Cortez Road Bridge. Upon making to the location where she lost her wallet and assisted in the search. The womans wallet was found and she was warrant in Sarasota County. She was arrested and taken to the Manatee County jail. Police made contact with an unconscious man outside the The man eventually woke up long enough to be issued a trespass warning. According to the report, the man began to determine where he lived and took him home. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. 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, Holmes Beach across from Island Library or call 941-778-7978. www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE?Cortez A homeless couple was arguing about the man kicking the woman out of their tent. At some point during the argument, the man grabbed the womans purse and pulled on the strap. The strap of the purse caused the womans arm to bleed. The man was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police By Mark Young Islander Reporter A 22-year-old Bradenton man was arrested for felony aggravated battery and the use of a deadly weapon July 4 after injuring two men with a glass bottle. access. Upon arrival, several witnesses pointed toward a man screaming and yelling at someone near a golf cart. Witnesses said Vincent Gangi hit another man in the back of the head with a glass bottle. According to the report, when the and shattered into the face of another man standing nearby, causing lacerations that required stitches. Gangi was placed under arrest and secured in a patrol vehicle while the second victim, holding a bloody rag to victim and it was during the altercation that he picked injured the second victim, police reported Gangi also sufGangi fered injuries when several of the victims friends jumped on him. Gangi was transported to the hospital for treatment. Upon his release, Gangi was transported and booked into the Manatee County jail for felony aggravated battery and felony use of a deadly weapon. He also had a prior arrest on Jan. 31 for aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon, and received supervised release. The aggravated battery charge was dropped by the state attorney. Gangi was released July 6 on bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, July 26, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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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 LIVE Whitebait Crab s Threadfi n Pinfish For AMICC sports schedules, visit sports online at www.islander.org.Beach volleyball eludes AMI, explodes across the nation Islander Reporter Ever since William Morgan, an instructor at the as a game that would demand less physical contact than basketball, its grown in popularity. So much so that it is now considered the second most-popular sport in the world. But more than 46 million Americans play volleyball the sport at least once a week. With the introduction of beach doubles or sand volleyball as a medal sport at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, beach volleyballs popularity soared. It was the most watched sport at the 2004 Olympics in Athens Beijing and 2012 London games. This explosion is due in part to the growth of the indoor sport among junior and youth players. In Florida alone, there are more than 200 volleyball clubs for playper age group. Its common knowledge that if you want to improve your indoor game, you include beach volleyball in your schedule. Its harder to move and jump and to be a success ful player in the sand, and a player has to have an all-court game, which, in turn, helps improve indoor play. Another reason for the surge in popularity is the Wash and Misty May-Treanor winning gold in the past three summer games, while the men have won gold in of beach volleyball as a medal sport in 1996. The AVP tour, the most successful professional volpercent after it made it into the Olympics. emerging sport, more and more colleges are starting to offer scholarships for the sport, which only adds to the popularity. Florida State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International, Jacksonville University, offering the sport will only rise in the future. In fact, Manatee Countys State College of Florida included one of the largest collegiate beach tournaments, at the junior college level, attracting teams from FSU, University of Louisiana at Monroe, College of Charleston and University of South Carolina. The tourney gave SCF-Manatee, along with few more two-year junior colleges, a chance to compete in beach doubles. Former islander Abi VanOstenbridge is entering her second season as a defensive specialist for the Manatees. record during the beach season. Her father, Scott, says she really likes playing on the beach and would love to play at the next level. There are three area beach volleyball tours that prospective players can use to test their skill. There is the Sunshine State Outdoor Volleyball Association, which runs a tournament a month on Clearwater Beach at Pier 60. Its next tournament is July 20-21. Another is the Flor ida Beach Volleyball Tour, which held court at Siesta 3-4. The professionals and adults play on Saturdays, while juniors and adult coeds play Sundays. Locally, the Anna Maria Island Community Center has yet to offer a beach league, but an indoor volleyball family league is ongoing in the gym this summer. If youve never attended a beach volleyball tournaguessing, youll be hooked. Theres great action and great scenery. Location, location, location. Horseshoe news Three teams emerged from pool play during July 6 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits and were left to battle it out for the championship. Sam Samu22-12 win and earned bragging rights for the day. giving them the days outright title. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Anna Maria Island Community Center adult vol leyball schedule: July 16 6:30 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Bowes Imaging July 16 7:30 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Southern Greens The community center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Gillian Cassidy spikes the ball during tournament action at Siesta Key in June. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy Send your fishing, sports, event news and photos to news@islander.org. Share the fun.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 21 Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenHEAD-TO-TOE SUN PROTECTION Performance Clothing! FISHING & TOURING KAYAKS Made in the USA!Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayak Guides, Fishing Charters INSHORE AND NEARSHORE FISHING USCG LICENSED AND INSURED 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 Rain, rain go away I really want to fish todayBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Well, we are back in our summertime patterns of extreme heat throughout the day combined with a reprieve of afternoon-evening showers. With temps in the 90s in or late. You also want to come prepared with foul-weather If you have a smartphone, its a wise idea to occasionally check the weather radar for approaching storms. Holding a 7 1/2-foot piece of graphite in the air during a lightning storm can increase the odds of getting zapped. I think Id prefer a big snook on the end of my line to a lightning bolt. Keeper gag grouper are being reported on nearshore structure and out on the offshore reefs, wrecks and ledges. ish sardines. good results on mangrove snapper and Key West grunts. For bait, Girle is using whole live shiners or fresh-cut pieces of shiners. Snapper up to 16 inches are attainable, although you may have to weed through the small ones. and chumming with live shiners. grove edges during strong outgoing tides to get a bite. Live shiners are like snook candy and Girle is taking advantage of their sweet tooth. By chumming, he gets his target in the mood and then offers them another bite on a hook. Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria is seeing mangrove snapper caught on live shrimp and small shiners. Kilb suggests casting your bait under the pier deck. While targeting snapper, expect to catch black Spanish mackerel are showing at the pier. Small white speck rigs or Gotcha plugs are producing the bite. Remember, the early bird catches the mack. Try to get to 30-45 minutes before they move into the bay. You have a small window of opportunity, but it can be an enjoyable 45 minutes. ers reeling up Spanish macks. Again, early morning is the time. Crappie jigs, speck rigs and small Clark spoons are being ravaged by hungry little mackerel, blue runners and jack crevalle. Fishers casting under the pier are catching mangrove Just be patient. Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle says beach targeting catch-and-release snook with live baits and artito bite. Once Mattay has an ample amount of bait in his bucket, he patiently waits on the beach until he spots a big snook cruising through the trough. Once he spots a Not only is this method effective, but it also gives you an another aspect of excitement to the hunt. After hooking a monster snook, Mattay battles it to submission before day. Mattay cant stress enough how important it is to dehooking, it and you look into that big eye looking up and, studying you, youll know why such care needs to be taken. Mattay also is targeting bull, blacktip, lemon, spinner and hammerhead sharks cruising close to shore. To start, Mattay likes to catch Spanish mackerel, stingray wings when available. The size of the bait deter mines Mattays rigging. When targeting small sharks, combined with 80-100 pound wire leader. When using bigger baits, such as bonito or stingray, Mattay will go as high as 275-pound cable to hold up to the bite of a shark exceeding 8 feet in length. On a recent sharking expedition, Mattay hooked a shark that chewed right through his 275-pound cable. He was using a stingray wing for bait, and was not able to turn the shark before it chewed through the cable like it was a piece of thread. Both Mattay and I believe it had to have been an extra-large great hammerhead, and weve Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is workBay depending on where the bite is most productive. Using free-lined live shiners for bait, Grosss clients are catching respectable sizes and numbers of both spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. keepers in the box. Again, hes using live shiners for bait to hook up the reds. Finally, when the seas are calm, Gross is migrating to nearshore structure in search of gag grouper and keeper

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22 JULY 10, 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. EXECUTIVE HOMEBeautiful, large 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in North Point Harbour has everything a discriminating homebuyer would want a gorgeous neighborhood, privacy, golf club, tennis courts, and a private pool. Vaulted ceilings, winding oak staircase, gas replace, heated pool and a perfect home for your boat a dock, boat lift and a straight shot out to the Intracoastal Waterway! $799,000 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 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISL ANDER.ORG BREAKING NEWS, E-EDITION, FACEBOOK & TWITTER. THE ISLANDER HAS IT ALL. SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com Business news ebrate? 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 Tarpon tournament winners check in on AMI coast Charities for Children included a check-in station prizes in the tournament, recorded their catches. Rick Redd of Tampa was the overall second-place for angling couples. Rick Redd caught the largest tarpon in all divisions a girth of 43 inches. He placed second overall after the Fish-Off of the weekly winners. inches. Tournament winners Kim and Rick Redd record their Islander Courtesy Photo Steve Miller of the Lakewood Ranch Fishing Club shows off a red grouper caught on a sardine on a trip about 150 miles offshore of Anna Maria Island with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish Charters. McGuire said the club landed more grouper, mangrove snapper, mahi mahi and had a shark fest. Betsy and Don Garber of New Jersey show catches resulting from a recent charter trip to the backwater of Anna Maria Island with Capt. Warren Girle. The Gar bers also lucked into some tarpon Tampa Bay waters with Girle.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 23 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Reach more than 20,000 people weekly with your ad for as little as $12! Call 778-7978 WE UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF EVERY DOLLAR. A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATE5702 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPECell: 941-780-8000www.islandannamaria.com ITEMS FOR SALE THREE LIGHT COLORED rugs, 9x 4.5 feet, $35, Proform treadmill, $90. 941-779-9781. COTS: ADULT SIZE. Good condition with storage bags, $30 each, cash. 941-792-0008, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, beautiful, color. $99. 941-778-3920. 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 FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classi eds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://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. More ads = more readers in The Islander. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 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 of ce, 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 of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER 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. GARAGE SALES Continued STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, July 13 and 20. Furniture. 232 Oak, Anna Maria. MOVING SALE: 10 a.m.3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 12-13. Household items, decor, pictures, clothes, more. In-house at 506 67th St., Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND LOST: 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. PETS WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-8966701. 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 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 BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS 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. 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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24 JULY 10, 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 Continued 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. CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941756-4570. JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773. TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER REPAIR Service, LLC. On-site computer service, reasonable rates. Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714 or at 941-727-6780. 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. 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. 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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. HELP WANTED PART-TIME MAINTENANCE worker for local area motel. Phone Janet, 941-778-2780. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL 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, good with animals. 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 LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. 941-383-9637. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 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. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. ANSWERS TO JULY 10 PUZZLE

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 25 Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H 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 CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. 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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. 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. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classi eds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! Sign up for free news alerts while youre there. 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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. RANDYS PAINT AND Drywall: Carpentry, screens and all your household maintenance. 941-465-2062. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. 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26 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further informa tion, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@ aol.com. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-0901. VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/2BA condo with boat dock and pool, $550/week. Realtor, 941-7561090. GULFFRONT AMI Resort 66: 30 percent off two units available July 13-20. Choice of groundlevel, directly on the sand or overlooking Gulf and pool. Enjoy beautiful sunsets! 309-6427370. CUTE VACATION DUPLEX: 3BR on one side, efciency on other. Screened porches, near boat ramp. Cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638. ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, TWO-car garage, near college and IMG Academy. $1,200/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. RENTALS Continued HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Nice 2BR/2BA duplex with garage. No smoking. Must have excellent references. $1,150/month. 941-7761789. FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE: 2BR, pool, boat dock, $550/week and $950/month. Flexible lease. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. 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. REAL ESTATE PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. WERE 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. BEST BUY: DIRECT Gulffront condo: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. By owner, $395,000. 941-7790101. REAL ESTATE Continued 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. SINGLE-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. REAL ESTATE WANTED: Waterfront. Couple from Europe looking for 3-4BR house or condo with pool and garage to lease two years, option to buy. Please contact agent: Helmer, 941-5928853. Licensed Realtor, RE/MAX Platinum International Dept. SINGLE-FAMILY 4BR/2BA home, caged pool in Village Green. Five miles to Anna Maria Island, no ood zone, no HOA fees, many upgrades, oversized, deep garage, $219,000. Owner/ Realtor, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG: Useful tools and links, fun stuff, and important info News archive, short stories by island authors, news and weather alerts .... FREE. Register today. Come see us on Historic Bridge Street for all your Real Estate and Vacation Needs. ON THE BAY!Lg 2Bdr/2Bth,Dock/Boat Lift Opn Floor Plan, Pool Gorgeous Views! $724,900 Lynn 941-730-1294 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 BeachPERICO BAY CLUB TOWNHOUSE2Mstr Sts, Loft, Water View Furnished Lynn Zemmer $229,900 941-730-1294 Come visit us on Historic Bridge Street!ISLAND PARADISE: 2 UNITS UNDER $100,000 ON LONGBOAT KEY!Gulf to Bay with Boat Dock, Community Pool 2 Bed/1 Bath Call Bill $89,500 Gulf to Bay With Boat Dock & Community Pool 2 Bed/1 Bath Call Bill $85,000.PERICO BAY CLUB 3/2 VILLAGorgeous & Rarely Available! Must See. $284k. 941-730-1294 PERICO ISLAND GEM 2Bdr/2Bth Water View, Clubhouse, Fitness Close to Robinson Pres $199,900 941-778-8104 SALE PENDING REDUCED INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978E XCE P TION AL B EACH VIEW S from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views. $499,000. TWO B EACHFRONT H OUSES Two, 2BR/2BT homes located on a quiet street in Holmes Beach. Both offer spectacular views. $2,200,000. B EACHFRON T C O NDO 2BR/2BT direct beach front. Ground level, located next to pool, turnkey furnished. Fantastic views of the Gulf. $547,500. 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!

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 27 Maintenance-Free Condos From the upper $100s VISIT US TODAY! MONDAY SATURDAY 10AM 6PM, SUNDAY 12PM 6PM LOWPAYMENTS!OWN FOR LESS THAN YOU RENT ASK A SALES ASSOCIATE ABOUT LIMITED TIME SUMMER INCENTIVES! Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 28

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28 JULY 10, 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 take stand with lifeguards. 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 Sea turtle numbers as of June 28: 193 turtle nests, 216 false crawls, 0 hatched nests. Meetings Op-Ed Patriotic parade, party, honors. Pages 12-13 Streetlife Top Notch tips, contest. Page 8Long Bar Pointe developer to make presentation. Page 4 Holmes Beach, Mainsail to talk again. Page 4 The government calendar. Page 4 27th Street dispute settled. Page 5 The Islander editorial, reader letters. Page 6 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-11 Pages 10-11 Stormy weather claims turtle nest. Page 14 Island police blotter. Page 17 Expansions, new owners, kudos, real estate raves. Volleyball rules on beaches. Page 20 Fishing: Rain, rain go away. Page 21 PLEASE SEE RIP CURRENT PAGE 2TOP NOTCH WEEK 3 PHOTO WINNER Sun, shorebirds and sonsLisa Isenberg of Durango, Colo., wins this weeks Top Notch judging with an image of shorebirds and three sons taking off on a local beach. Isenberg regularly visits the area, staying with family in Sleepy Lagoon on Longboat Key. She wins an Islander More Than a Mullet T-shirt and entry in the newspapers grand-prize Top Notch contest.VOLUME 21, NO. 36 JULY 10, 2013 FREE 14-year-old dies in Anna Maria rip currentBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A 14-year old boy visiting Anna Maria with his family from Winter Haven July 6, disappeared in the Gulf of Mexico during an afternoon visit to the beach and was found drowned around 9 a.m. July 7, south of the Sandbar Restaurant. unit found the body near where the boy had disappeared in the surf. The water was choppy from a brisk breeze and small waves were breaking on shore. On Saturday evening, north of the Willow access, two weddings were ongoing on the beach while others unknowingly played in the surf. Some people tried and failed to right just north of the Sandbar Restaurant. and rescuers on personal watercraft, while a white pickup truck, which had carried marine rescue personnel and paddleboards to the beach, was parked at the waters edge. The rescue effort, however, became a recovery operation on Sunday morning. He had been wading in knee-deep water with his 12-year old brother near the Willow Avenue beach access around 4:30 p.m. July 6 when a current prevented him from returning to shore, authorities said. The younger brother was able to reach shore and a search was begun for the older brother. press release that multiple agencies had searched for the boy after he was carried away. The search included three helicopters one from the U.S. Coast Guard, one from the from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement unit. On the water, as many as 10 Manatee County Marine Rescue lifeguards searched from Group of 12 swimmers rescued from Gulf of Mexico watersBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Twelve young swimmers were pulled from the Gulf of Mexico by rescue teams July 4 near Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria after they were unable to swim some 300 feet back to shore. Brett Pollock said the youngsters apparently were caught in a strong northerly current and could not swim back to shore. They shouted for help and nearby beachgoers called 911. Pollock said Manatee County Marine Rescue personnel on personal watercrafts around 3:30 p.m. They began bringing the youngsters to shore aboard the small rescue crafts. WMFR emergency medical staff, a boat assist, as were Manatee County Sheriffs tion. Pollock said the swimmers had drifted from 200 feet offshore to 300 feet by the time county lifeguards, who were dispatched from the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach, began pulling them to safety. They were examined by medical staff but there were no injuries and everyone returned safely to shore, Pollock said. The incident serves as a caution to swimmers. In addition to strong currents that occaAnna Maria Island beaches also can produce rip tides and currents that can pull even the strongest swimmer away from land. Its a good idea to swim with others and know the beach advisory for a particular location, Pollock said. There were no rip current advisories July 4, but thunderstorms from the southwest moved through the island area that afternoon, bringing strong currents with them. substation said his deputies were on hand to assist if needed. unit for quick action in getting to the area and bringing the swimmers to safety on their small watercraft. Thankfully, everyone returned to shore safely and a life-threatening situation was avoided, he said. Hagens legacy grows. Page 7 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions marine patrol unit is joined by kayakers in the search July 6 for the missing 14-yearold boy in the Gulf of Mexico waters near the Willow Avenue beach access, while other swimmers appear oblivious to the perils of rip currents. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Page 17 Pages 18-19

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JULY SPECIAL TAKE-OUtT ONLY RIP CUrrRRENT M F R F C MCSO Lt. Barry Overstreet, viewing the scene of boats and helicopters in the search from the Willow Avenue beach access amid crowds of people, said, Its just a terrible tragedy. Some observers called the scene surreal. Islanders Jeff and Annie Petitt, walking the beach near sunset, said they were saddened and surprised at the number of people playing nearby in the water. Overstreet said a local church helped provide overnight shelter on the island for the boys family. T N p.m. Saturday, and resumed near 7 a.m. on July 7.July 4 holiday runs head-on into post-holiday problemsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Just when law enforcement thought a bang-up holi7-mile length of Anna Maria Island had passed without and a somber event on the beach a drowning. O PD P C T 4 passed without major incident. Tokajer said the typical issues of illegal parking and T issues. For the most part, everybody that participated in the holiday celebration was well behaved. Tokajer said the annual Anna Maria Island Privateers I D P derful. The mayor and I also went out on the beaches on the morning of July 5 to help with the cleanup. The chief said there was a lot of litter left on the beaches following the celebrating, but the waste was not as bad as he expected for an active holiday. It wasnt anywhere near as bad I thought it would be when we went out on the beach, he said. But we did pile up garbage bags about 4 feet high on the back of the P M Tokajer and Mayor Carmel Monti took their public service roles to the next level by joining cleanup crews July 5. Residents took time to say hello, take photos and a lot of people saw what we were doing and joined in to help the cleanup, said Tokajer. In Bradenton Beach, Lt. John Cosby reported a relatively mild holiday. Ive seen much busier Fourth of July holidays, he said. I think the rain kept a lot of people away. It was actually busier on July 5, so I think people split up their vacation days to spend some time on the island and do other things. Cosby said there were no major incidents and everybody visiting the city for the holiday was good. I A M M C O MC O P D A Maria substation. I D Several citations were issued, he said, but most D MC O rescue of 12 swimmers in the Gulf of Mexico north of the Sandbar Restaurant off Sycamore Avenue around 3:30 p.m. July 4, but all swimmers were safely brought to shore. We handled crowd control to ensure medical teams E and were glad of that, he said. O PD intersections. On July 6, MCSO deputies, marine units and the departments helicopter took part in the search for the missing 14-year-old boy from Winter Haven who was found drowned July 7. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer and Mayor Carmel Monti, far right, load up bags of trash July 5. Holmes Beach resident Adrienne Garcia stopped to get a photo in appreciation of public service to the next level. 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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 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 Rain washes out beachgoers, adds to trafc jamImagine everyone in the scene above except Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer on the ATV leaves the beach at once. Thats just what happened when thunderstorms swept across Anna Maria Island about 2 p.m. July 5, causing an exodus from beaches and outdoor activities. Holmes Beach police reported southbound motorists stacked up in Holmes Beach to Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Islander Photos: Top, Edna Tiemann; bottom, Rick Catlin Sparked outManatee County Sheriffs deputy Steve Stewart of the Trash bins at the beach access at 74th Street in Holmes celebrations. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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4 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach CANCEED Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941. Manatee County A age rate adoption. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of IInterest I T O Bradenton Beach City Hall. C I E O T I R MM tan Planning Organization, University of South Florida M A N T Trail, Sarasota. Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@ islander.org.AM commissioners take on new liaison assignmentsA M M son assignments to include activities for new ComD C created by former Commissioner John Quams resignation. Copeland is liaison for the Island Players and the Anna Maria City Pier. C D the capital improvements advisory committee. C N Anna Maria Island Community Center and the environmental education and enhancement committee. Commission Chair Chuck Webb is the liaison to the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner Gene Aubry is liaison to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. SueLynn is liaison to the Coalition of Barrier I E O I T and Planning Organization, the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Manasota League of Cities.Holmes Beach commission to decide Mainsail directionBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Holmes Beach commissioners will discuss their next step in the Mainsail mediation process July 9, after The Islander went to press, according to their meeting agenda. The Mainsail development team, including investor Ed Chiles, sat across the table from Holmes Beach Commissioner Judy Titsworth, Mayor Carmel Monti and city attorney Patricia Petruff June 21. After an argumentative beginning, the two sides appeared to progress toward a possible resolution. The June 21 meeting between the two entities was Jr. Act, which allows private property owners to initiate mediation before taking legal action when the property owner claims a government entitys action causes an unnecessary burden. Mainsail attorney Robert Lincoln initiated the proA the city after commissioners voted in March to revoke the site plan to develop the condo-hotel-marina near Marina and Gulf drives. The action generally opens the door to litigation if mediation is not successful. Commissioners Marvin Grossman, Titsworth and Pat Morton voted in March to revoke the site plan, while C P D were in favor of continuing negotiations with Mainsail to improve the site plan. The site has a long history and there are several sticking points among the citys objections, including setbacks, density and parking requirements. Mainsail president Joe Collier was under the impression that the March city meeting was a presentation of the site plan changes that had discussed between his development team and city staff. He said the presentation was to show progress and his team was there for commissioner input. Instead, he said he was surprised by the vote that revoked the site plan. Over the course of the June 21 mediation, Colliers team made some concessions in terms of density and reducing the number of proposed lodging units that will eliminate a controversial claim that Mainsail has a lease with Wells Fargo for offsite parking. The lease has never been presented to the city as evidence to that claim, but the city did obtain a copy of the lease, which had expired and was unpaid for several years. Colliers concession to reduce lodging space could eliminate the need for offsite parking. In exchange for Colliers concession, he asked the city to back away from enforcing a three-charter boat limit at the Mainsail Marina. Commissioners took action in June to enforce the special exception use of the marina, claimrequests from charter captains to dock at the marina. While those on the mediation panel could not take C was a concession they could possibly offer to move the mediation forward. Petruff is expected to update the commissioners on the mediation efforts, as she and Lincoln pledged to work together before a scheduled July 24-25 continuation of the special magistrate proceedings. Mainsail is expected to have an update to the site plan design prepared for presentation at the July 9 city meeting. If mediation moves forward as scheduled, the two sides will again sit down at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, C P F G D The two sides will decide whether the settlement negotiation should continue or whether the quasi-judicial special magistrate hearing will begin. The proceeding is conducted by the special magistrate taking evidence and testimony and rendering a recommendation. Both sides have the option to accept or reject the recommendation. If the recommendation is rejected, litigation is likely.Long Bar developer to speak in Cortez By Bonner Joy Islander Editor M C plans to develop Long Bar Pointe, a bayfront area on the mainland between the village of Cortez and IMG Academy and IMG Golf Club. However, only the road leading to the residential Street West and 53rd Avenue West leading to El Conquistador Parkway in unincorporated Manatee County. C developer-partner Carlos Beruff will make a presentation on the project at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at what is billed as a town hall meeting at Fishermans Hall, 4515 124th St. W., Cortez. N requiring dredging and demolition of 20-40 acres of mangrove forest and acres of seagrasses to allow canal entry to a 300-berth marina from Sarasota Bay, are set to go before the Manatee County Commission in August. A future land-use map change to mixed-use development and a comp-plan text amendment being considered by the county could allow increased development within areas of coastal and conservation elements in the plan. The project is being guided through the governmental process by the developer, Berrington Group, and Larry Lieberman, who has owned the property for 13 years. Within the past year, he brought Medallion Homes and Beruff into the development to help see it to completion. Environmentalists, including some from Cortez and A M I changes. Barbara Hines of Holmes Beach, vice chair of the M plan an environmental disaster. She also noted that new housing in a coastal high hazard zone will impact countywide disaster planning and storm evacuation. It will effect all that we hold dear, including effects T number of residential units for the propertys zoning, including: The revised Long Bar Pointe plan reviewed recently by the county planning board includes: T County staff has said the map amendment change poses no problem, but the text amendment request has deny the changes. The Long Bar Pointe plans do not yet include building designs or a layout for the proposed marina and canal. The developer would, however, require removal of up to 40 acres of mangroves and more than two acres of seagrass to create a waterway allowing large boats to enter a harbor that would be created on uplands on the property. The Long Bar Pointe website states the mangrove area will undergo clearing of nuisance trees Brazilian peppers where Manatee Fruit Farms operations are choking off mangroves, according to the developers environmental consultant. County staff, however, maintains the submitted plan lacks information on how the developer would mitigate impacts on the 117 acres of privately owned submerged The staff also reports dredging that adversely impacts seagrass beds is prohibited by the comprehensive plan. Environmentalists have rallied against the development, proposed changes to the countys environmental policies and the impact to Sarasota Bay, and presently are circulating a petition opposing the project. A group of concerned residents, including former County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann of Cortez previously met in Cortez to discuss opposition to Long Bar Pointe. Titsworth Grossman Collier Morton

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 5 Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 1519880. 9/2013 A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time No opposition presented to BB parking lot rezoneBy Mark Young Islander Reporter hearing to amend the citys zoning map and change a portion of a city parking lot from residential to public and semi-public use. The July 3 special meeting took about 6 minutes with have called a housekeeping issue. The parcel is Lot 10 Block H of the Azure Shores subdivision and is located in the citys newest parking lot next to the public works building near Church Avenue. City planner Alan Garrett said its not the entire parking lot, rather a section of the parking lot where a house Garrett said the property was never converted when the city moved forward with the parking lot construction and the requested ordinance would bring the property into compliance with the comprehensive plan. When we removed the home, we did not realize it was still zoned residential, said Garrett. The planning and zoning board also quickly recommended approving the rezone request at its June 26 public hearing. The July 3 public hearing required no action, according to Garrett, who said two public hearings are required before commissioners vote on the matter. The second public hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. T C G DNRobinson Preserve expansion meeting plannedM C at 6 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Palma Sola BotaniG A proposed expansion and improvements to the Robinson Preserve. The site plan for the proposals also will be reviewed. Bill Robinson of Robinson Farms Inc., the company that sold the property to Manatee County to retain as a nature preserve, told a local media outlet he was unfamiliar with any of the details of the proposed expansion, but he was pleased it would expand. The Manatee County Commission is scheduled to discuss the site plan and expansion at its Sept. 5 meeting.BB-HB-Sandpiper 27th Street dispute is nally overBy Mark Young Islander Reporter I According to Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy, the documents with a judges signature dismissing the long-standing 27th Street dispute between Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach were delivered July 2 to the two city attorneys. I have been in contact with our city attorney Ricinda Perry, said Shaughnessy at a July 3 special meeting. The dismissal regarding the fence dispute with Holmes Beach has been signed, so its over. Promises that the lawsuit would be concluded soon have been plentiful for many months but, according to Shaughnessy, that day has come. T Beach city commission granted a quitclaim deed on the citys northern border with Holmes Beach to Sandpiper Resort mobile home park. Holmes Beach disputed Bradenton Beachs right to do so, but took no action until 2011, when a now-for mer Holmes Beach commissioner with property on the Holmes Beach side of the fence led a charge for litigation after Sandpiper installed fences, a locked gate and private property signs to prevent access to the mobile home park. The two cities were required to attempt to mediate A suit about a year ago to nullify the 27th Street quitclaim. Initial hearings over the matter didnt go in favor of Holmes Beach, represented by city attorney Patty Petruff, but the city was afforded the opportunity to amend its complaint. Between a rough start in court and N two new commissioners and a mayor, all who pledged to end the dispute during the campaign, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach began a new round of talks to resolve the matter. The two cities came to terms, but Sandpiper also was named as a codefendant in the lawsuit. Garnering a three-way agreement lengthened the settlement process. Ultimately, Holmes Beach agreed to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning the city cannot file a similar action in the future. Four years of dispute and two years of legal action have left the quitclaim in place, cost taxpayers in both cities thousands of dollars and Sandpiper residents maintain the right to preserve the integrity of their property. The 27th Street border is used by the mobile home ment. Shaughnessy Perry PetruffConservationists to meet The local Sierra Club has announced that the Manatee Conservation Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, to discuss conservation and development proposals in the area. The agenda includes discussions on the proposed Long Bar Pointe project, phosphate strip mining and comprehensive plan management. The meeting will take place at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. For more information, contact Sandra Ripberger at

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6 JULY 10, 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) JULY 10, 2013 JULY 10, 2013 JULY 10, 2013 JULY 10, 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 Your www. islander.orgHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. The preferred method is to send letters by email to Holmes Beach FL 34217. Online readers may comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander. org, where we have some 2,500 subscribers and registered users. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,500 users with updates daily. Like us online.Many thanks Thank you to The Islander for the July 3 article by Mark Young about our new small dog park. The park is our joy, where our dogs romp and play, and we doggers make new friends. Even during the recent rain, when a portion of the mini-lake, to the amusement of their owners. We have much to be thankful for with our park. Public works has worked tirelessly to keep it nice. Our startup committee members, including Bob Longworth, Mike Schenk and Renee Ferguson, have contributed generously, and other doggers also gave donations. shade building in the small dog park. And Rex doesnt even own a dog. A placard of appreciation to his wife, Helen, is mounted at the original shelter. A water connection is in the works, along with some trees, thanks to Connies Landscaping, also provide some shade. meeting and was instrumental in helping create the dog park. Longworth, who joined the Holmes Beach Parks and his wife, Alice, have helped with cleanups. Commissioner Marvin Grossman has stepped up to get additions to the park and helped raised money to get paving in front of the shelter. He is the liaison between doggers, the mayor and city commissioners. Suggestions for improvements are welcome and donations are appreciated. Barbara Parkman, Holmes Beach Extreme situation The kids called it Xtreme Trolley when Manatee County Area Transit began operating fare-free trolleys on Anna Maria Island and they tested the ride and likely the drivers all day, morning til night. Whats happened since the trolley started service is no less than a metamorphosis for Anna Maria Island. Some people went into virtual shock over the changes to island neighborhoods on the heels of the economic recession more rentals, more people, more people buying into the success of tourism. Other people took the changes in stride, claiming its still the same paradise they came to enjoy, whether arriving 50, 10 or two years ago. Regardless of your position, nothing stays the same. And nothing could be more poignant than the evidence provided by this July 4 holiday and its accompaing number of swimmers, and the loss of the precious life of a 14-year-old boy to the Gulf of Mexicos capricious currents. The loss of a 6-year-old to rip current in April should have been a call for change. We need to assess where we are in the big picture, and how we go forward. Put aside the petty bickering over kids making noise in the pool, trash left overnight at the curb, and cars parked on the street we need to address how we will accommodate our extreme success and still live here and how we promote our assets in the future. Sadly, we have few more lifeguard stations than we did in the 1970s. We really must look forward to safety and the welfare of everyone on the beaches and waterways we share, and that may mean more lifeguards and marine rescue services, more patrols on the shore and in the water, and lifeguard stations all along the beaches including the north end to the city pier. The beaches are public domain, and we need to protect not just those people at the designated public beaches, but the many who frequent all the beaches. After all, volunteers patrol for turtle watch, shouldnt families be afforded some measure of safety all along our 7 miles of beaches. We should consider spending tourism-related tax dollars on the future safety of everyone who puts a toe in our waters. How can we call it paradise without safe beaches? It may seem extreme, but its time to answer the call for change. Expand marine rescue now.The Islander has a new of ce! After 21 years in the same shopping center, the newspaper has moved its office to the storefront at Were directly across from the Island Library and conveniently located in the strip center that houses Look for the familiar Islander neon sign in the See you soon! By the way, we moved

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 7 Headlines from July 9, 2003Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall June 30 75 89 0.64 July 1 74 80 1.62 July 2 74 90 0.93 July 3 74 90 3.02 July 4 73 90 0.16 July 5 74 89 0.17 July 6 74 92 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 86.524-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander 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. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago Maria Elementary School to make room for construction of a new school brought a wave of protest by AME School Advisory Committee member Judy Holmes Titsworth, who said the committee had been told by Eduto save as many trees as possible during construction. But an oak hammock was demolished over the holiday weekend without notice. marine scientists stumped because people walking along a hard-packed beach would suddenly sink in sand up to their waist. Rick Spadoni, with Coastal Planning and Engineering, said in his 25 years working for Manatee County he had never observed the phenomenon. Resortowner Shirley Rohmberger said it happened to her twice in one day and once to a guest. tection gave a dredging project in Bimini Bay at Galati Marine a clean bill of health and allowed dredging of after some lead batteries and other waste was found, resulting in a stop work order by Anna Maria until the Anna Maria Commissioner Gene Aubrys plan for a city park on Pine Avenue at Bay Boulevard was approved at a June 27 meeting. Islanders legacy grows with Anna Maria landscaping donationBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Island philanthropist Rex Hagen has agreed in principle to fund the landscaping for the city park approved by Anna Maria commissioners June 27. The park will take up the six lots at the corner of Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard that the city purCommissioner Gene Aubry, an architect, drew the park plan, which provides parking for 15 cars on the south end of the property. The parking will be surrounded by trees and have egresses on Pine Avenue Hagen, a 30-year resident of the island, formerly residing in Holmes Beach and now in Anna Maria, has a history of contributing to civic efforts. He said Aubry had impressed him. Aubrys a genius, Hagen said. He and Aubry plan to work closely on the trees needed to landscape the perimeter of the park. The interior of the park will remain open space, Aubry said. Hagen said he didnt yet have an estimate on the cost. Aubry said middle-age native trees will be planted, year. Aubrys approved plan shows 15-30 trees. The park would include a unisex bathroom and benches. Hagen and his late wife Helen contributed in the past to the Holmes Beach skateboard park and, most recently, Rex Hagen made a donation to the Holmes Beach dog park, which boasts a shelter dedicated to Helen. The couple long ago funded the Anna Maria Island Community Center tennis courts, among other contributions to improve recreation in the two cities.

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8 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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 af xed 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 July 12 for next weeks cover spot If youve got a great snapshot, weve got a contest you could win. lishing weekly winning photos June 26. Six weekly winning photos are being featured on the cover of The Islander, merchants. Weekly winners receive a More Than a Mullet Wrapper Islander T-shirt. The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the contest. that may include family, landscapes and scenics, candid snapshots, action, holidays, humor and animal pictures. 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. 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 winnerPenny Fricks 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 With that in mind, The Islander turned to the experts whether the tool is a smartphone, a pocket point-andshoot, a digital or 35-mm SLR or an antique Brownie. Top 10 general tips: can be as engaging in a picture as it is in real life. When taking a picture of someone, hold the camera at the persons eye level to capture that magnetic gaze and mesmerizing smile. For children, this can mean stooping to their level. And your subject need not always stare at the camera. All by itself, that eye level angle will create a personal and inviting feeling that pulls you into the picture. 2. Focus on the subject, not the background. When surrounding the subject. faces and make them stand out. 4. Move in close. If a subject is smaller than a car, take a step or two closer before taking the picture and with the subject, unless the shot is a landscape or seascape. Up close, the photograph can reveal telling details, like a sprinkle of freckles or an arched eyebrow. 5. Move away from the middle. Center-stage is a great place for a performer. However, the middle of a frame is not necessarily the best place for a subject. Bring a photograph to life by simply moving the subject away from the middle of the picture. Imagine a tick-tack-toe the intersections of lines. 6. Lock the focus. If the subject is not in the center of the picture, lock the focus to create a sharp image. Most auto-focus cameras focus on whatever is in the center of the picture. mistake? Because pictures taken beyond the maximum important part of every photo is the light. It affects the appearance of everything. 9. Take some verticals. All sorts of things look better in a vertical picture. So next time out, make a conscious effort to turn your camera sideways and take some vertical pictures. 10. Be a picture director. Take charge of your pictures and win your own best picture awards. Angling to win with nature photography? Look for interesting combinations of color, light, shadow and texture; look up and down for the most interesting angle, which may not be straight on; explore with camera modes; keep the horizon in the bottom third of the frame; for a silhouette; keep the lens clean and take your time composing the shot. Using a camera phone? Be sure to record photos using the highest possible resolution, try different angles and watch the light. Top notch tips for Top Notch contestants

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 9 Send your travel and vacation pics to news@islander.org. SHARE THE FUN! 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) www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACHSHOP The We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! 50% off summer sale SUMMER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Shore returns to FISH, assumes board roleties. T C Community Center and a small space in the former church classroom building. T A debate on fair market value ensued and how much money FISH should take into consideration on personal investments made by the tenants to improve their units. A tenant to repay him for his personal investment into the property. A second motion was made to increase the rent of passed unanimously by those members present. In other matters, Turner Maritime Challenge executive director Sean Wardell said the Sea Scouts of America program established early this year is going well. Wardell said the Sea Scouts have spent 15 hours aboard sailboats and nine hours in classroom activities in June. I FI T carried out on all boats. Festival chairwoman Linda Molto said an application festival themes are currently being considered. Molto said a possible theme for the next festival is Wishing I was By Mark Young Islander Reporter Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court R.B. Chips Shore returned to the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board in Cortez at a June meeting that was held without quorum. Shore was unable to attend the July 1 FISH meeting, but he not only was returned to the board, he assumed an executive board role as secretary. M FI cess. That is until Shores return. F M time Museum in Cortez, resigned from FISH after months of contention between some board members and the museum staff. Shore complained that museum staff was being treated with hostility by some FISH members and that his comments at meetings were being misrepresented by election led FISH members to ask Shore to reconsider his resignation in May and he agreed. Much of the July 1 discussion was devoted to the boards annual budget and the rental of two FISH-owned properties to tenants. The board has debated continued issues over disputed rent payments from its tenants and began a debate on whether or not to raise the rent on the two proper the Aug. 5 board meeting. FI F M D restoration of the 95-acre FISH preserve. The board has worked on the grant for several years and has been assured the funding will be approved. Premud would take place soon to discuss when the funds will be available. their time on boat and gear maintenance in advance of improving weather. Trash bins at the beach access at 74th Street in Holmes celebrations. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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10 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.comPRIVATE CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS ~ UP TO 49 PASSENGERSENJOY THE RIDE!DAILY EGMONT KEY SERVICE Monday Longboat Lunch Loop Tuesday Sarasota Day Trip WednesdayBradenton Day Trip Thursday Circle Line Tour Friday Dolphin WatchPLUS 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, July 10 5:30 p.m. Teen crafts, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Thursday, July 11 10 a.m. Visit with The Chalk Lady Denise Kowal, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Friday, July 12 Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Saturday, July 13 Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Sunday, July 14 Monday, July 15 Tuesday, July 16 794-8044. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-6341. Wednesday, July 17 2 p.m. Cooking with Herbs seminar with the Manatee Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Off-island Friday, July 12 W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5555. Saturday, July 13 denton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. InformaOngoing 906-0668. 747-3031. 941-708-6130. tion: 941-778-1541. tion: 941-778-1541. 941-746-4131. of Commerce networking meeting. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. ton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. 3132. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. 0414. League hosts art class The Anna Maria Island Art League will feature Marie sures, in July. Garafano will introduce students, age 9 and up, to the a collection of natural objects for drawing and discuss learning to see. The students will learn about design, shape, color and texture. The class will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 15-19 at AMIAL, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Library holds July events Beach, will host childrens programs, book clubs, classes and other events in July. The schedule includes: ing for the Big One seminar. sion Service cooking class, Cooking with Herbs. Club, pre-registration required. 6341. Manatee Players announce 2013-14 season Individual tickets for Manatee Players productions in 2013-14 are on sale. The Manatee Players will offer 14 shows at the new Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton. The season will include eight musicals in Stone Hall and six Grease, Sept. 12-29, Young Frankenstein, Oct. Feb. 13-March 2, 2014; Man of La Mancha, March 2014. Stepping Out, Jan. 16-Feb. 2, 2014; Beehive, Feb. 27-March 16, 2014; Greater Tuna, April 10-27, 2014. at manateeplayers.com. Island happenings Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries, births, travel photos, fishing, sports and event news and photos to news@islander.org. SHARE THE FUN.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings 50% OFF 8102 CORTEZ RD. W. All in-stock Citizen watches. Celebrating 30 years in Bradenton! 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG tion: 941-254-4972. Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. mation: 941-794-8044. Coming up Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Save the date Calendar announcements description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for IGW features Patricia Sorgs Caribbean Breeze will feature the work of Guatemalan-born artist Patricia Sorg in an exhibit in August. Caribbean Breeze will highlight the colors of Sorgs native country and her new Florida home. A news ing boats and village life of St. Lucia, and the special light of seascapes, beaches, marinas and native wildlife of Florida. Her pictures are instantly recognizable and collectors favorites. In addition to IGW, Sorgs work has been featured in galleries and museums throughout the Americas, including the Guatemalan Museum of Modern Art. She teaches classes in a downtown Bradenton studio. The exhibit will run throughout August. Sailing squadron offers boating courses, seminars The Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron will hold a boating education course and seminars this month and in August at the squadron building, 1200 71st The two-part Americas Boating Course will take 3, with attendance required on both dates to receive a The course covers boating safety and Florida waterway rules. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, the squadron will host instruction in chart-reading. The seminar admission cost The same fee is required for a GPS seminar that will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Pre-registration is required for the programs. For more information, contact Gloria Potter or Walter Extension service brings Cooking with Herbs to island The Manatee County Island Branch Library will host Cooking with Herbs at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. A representative of the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service will teach the class. Beach. 6341.Hurricane readiness topic of library talk Beach, will host Patricia Hickey talking about preparing for hurricane season 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. The program is free and seating will be available on 6341. Patricia Sorg is the featured artist in August at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Piccadilly Circus arrives to Palmetto for 2 shows The Piccadilly Circus will arrive for two shows 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. The circus features clowns, the Cossack Warriors, a petting zoo and a white tiger spectacular. The circus, from the producers of the Ice Capades, is offering free child admission with a paid adult. The Islander is giving away the free tickets at the online to www.thefuncircus.com. Rotary to meet The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Islands guest speaker on Tuesday, July 23, will be board member Steve Schlueter. He will talk about his experiences as a district governor for Rotary, including the clubs efforts in St. Lucia. The island club meets on Tuesdays at noon at the Beach. Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island president Michael Mosley, a junior at Palmetto High School, and Magdalena Phelan, a recent graduate of Manatee High School.

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12 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER The Original .com941-778-2711 You Are a Peculiar People 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 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS 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 Need your dog out of the house for an hour or a day? Drop him/her off with us. CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Serving Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and West BradentonTOWNCAR SERVICE RATESto/from Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key $80 $75$35Flat-rate pick up on Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15Local AND Long Distance Call for rates to other locations941-730-8803islandsedan@gmail.com www.islandsedan.com or Longboat Key to/from any location, from $15 The Anna Maria Island Privateers lead their own July 4 parade from Bradenton Beach to Holmes Beach to Anna Maria. The Ulanchs of Anna Maria show their independent spirit in the annual July 4 parade. The Islanders Toni Lyon pairs up with Lisa Williams of MoonRacer No Kill Rescue to throw the weekly newspaper and candy to the enthusiastic crowd on the parade route. Williams said crowds of people would applaud and cheer the newspaper. It was the most fun ever. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy Melissa Root of Bradenton and Warren, R.I., captured and shared the photo of these American beauties, in the July 4 parade. parade, this family effort is the winner. Privateers lead the July 4 parade

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 13 Anna Maria Island Privateers 2013 Scholarship winners: Seniors Hilary Hathaway, Shipreck Scholarship Sajani Patel, Whitey Horton Scholarship Juniors Ourania Lardas ART AND COLLECTIBLESAll proceeds c Thomas 531 hadjacent to the Anna Maria Island Art League941-320-1786 Maybe you have some time on your hands for shopping. These stores are selected by The Islander for their unique items and great customer service. For certain, The Islander knows where to shop. We bet any one of these shops has what youre looking for, because they are stocked with items you local and buy local. Giving Back in Holmes Beach offers new merchandise every week. And remember, when shopping at Giving Back, you get awesome deals and give back proceeds go to local charities. At Steffs Stuff, its always a good time to shop for fabulous vintage jewelry and other accessories for your wardrobe. Steff is having a consignment sale, offering 20-50 percent off. And shes open The girls at Retro Rosies and Cobwebs know theres no better place to be in the summer than the beach! Get out of the heat and come to the coolest chase when you mention this ad in The Islander! Tide and Moon on Pine Avenue is another mustdo. Theres no better way to remember paradise than the Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant handcrafted by Laura Shely only available at Tide and Moon. Tide and Moon also has original Atocha treasures. What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and daily appointments for accepting more, the shop is constantly changing. Youll soon be saying, Wow, Community Thrift Shop is on vacation with plans to re-open Aug. 12, which means youve got two months to organize and pack all your quality consignment items. CTS offers 50-60 percent to the consignor, so youll want to get in before the fall shopping season and thrifty makeovers begin for home and vacation rentals. Retro Rosie Historic East Manatee Antiques District SHOPS OPEN TUE-SAT 10-4Vintage Clothes for All Occasions Beautiful Wedding Gowns and Accessories Vintage, Cottage and Romantic Country Style. New addition! Vintage holiday and Christmas Department 817 Manatee Ave. E. 941-708-0913 Like us on Facebook!CobwebsAntiques and More Tiki & Kittys Adventures in Shopping Antiques, Art-Tiques and Chic Boutiques! What a Find! THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENTS Quality clothing, purses & accessories, furniture, kitchenwares and old Florida-style decor. What a nd! Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Community Thrift ShopBradentons Original Thrift and Consignment Shop5704 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton Large selection of Home Decor, Furniture, Collectibles, Fine Jewelry, Clothes for the whole family! Books and More! On vacation! See you Aug. 12. Accepting quality consignments.Call 792-2253Readers Choice 2008 Best Consignment Store Mon-Fri 10-4 Sat 10-4 Steffs Stuff Antiques & TreasuresJ 941.383.19015380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 101, Longboat Key at the Centre Shops, Buttercuponline@hotmail.com Jewelry Tide and Moon Exclusive Anna Maria Island Pendant Handmade by Laura Shely Find us! 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach, 941 778.7978 S S S S tore James Jimmy Campbell Jacob Karguarer Brandi Ricker Leanne Browning Alexander Xander Chawi Sophomores Monica Molly McDonough Freshmen Tiana Smith, Sandpiper Scholarship Justin Puthusseril Myles Johnson Samantha Haga Total Scholarship dollars: $17,300Present at the July 4 Anna Maria Island Privateers party following the parade at the Anna Maria Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach are Privateer scholarship winners Miles Johnson, left, Xander Chawi and Brandi Richter, Mary Ann Maz Zyla of the Privateers, Jacob Kargauer, Jimmy Campbell and Rainia Lardas. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann Scholars join Privateers

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Johnston, MD $50 $50 $50 $25 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 ? ? Stormy weather, rough surf claim only 1 sea turtle nest She likes to do things like this so I come with her, Glenn said. In turn, I drag her to a lot of the Tampa Bay Rays games. Upon arriving full time in Florida, Alice contacted Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota to continue her marine life volunteer work. They didnt need any volunteers at that time, but they said there were a lot of different groups in the area and told me about AMITW, Alice said. I contacted Suzi Fox and Im happy I can be involved. Alice said in Hawaii, there are mostly green sea green nests in the past 30 years. She explained the turtles do things a little differently on the shores of Hawaii. They will very often come on shore to sleep, she said. Her enthusiasm as a newbie to AMITW is apparent. Alice said everything about loggerhead season is new crawl. The couple walk their section every Thursday and despite walking once a week in an area that typically doesnt produce the numbers of other AMITW sections, Im really excited about the nests we have found and I cant wait to hopefully see the little hatchlings, Alice said. Glenn agreed, saying the couple plans on spending it comes due to hatch, in hopes of witnessing what few people get to see, scores of hatchlings making their break for open water. Sea turtle nesting season runs May 1-Oct.31, although wildlife doesnt always follow a schedule. Last year, a rare green turtle nest in Anna Maria was the last nest of Anna Maria Island is primarily a nesting ground for green sea turtle nests over the course of its 30-year history of documenting sea turtle activity on the island. Four of the nests have appeared in the past two years. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Consecutive days of heavy rain on the island had little impact on sea turtle nesting season, but possibly claimed one nest. According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring education coordinator Glenn Wiseman, the nest thought to be lost to the barrage of storms was laid too close to shore by the female loggerhead. Wiseman said the stakes were washed away, but hes holding out hope that the eggs were not underwater for too long. Sea turtle eggs are permeable and hatchlings can drown in their shells if inundated with rain or waves. We just wont know if they will hatch until the nest is due, he said. Wiseman said AMITW volunteers relocated five nests that were close to the high tide mark just to be sure. Its sad because you just want to do something, walks sections 4 and 5, from the Manatee Public Beach of her own, she said. While the recent storms have had some impact on nesting activity, loggerhead sea turtle mothers continue to crawl onto the island shores and Schubert, along with her husband and fellow volunteer Glenn, discovered their to be one of the lightest nesting areas. The Schuberts moved to the Lakewood Ranch area people who can get away with saying they moved from paradise to almost paradise. Glenn Schubert retired from the Army Air Force Exchange Services, more commonly known as the PX to military families, but the couple spent most of their time in Hawaii, where Glenn grew up. Alice volunteered for a seal rescue group that was similar to her duties with AMITW. The seals would come up on the beach during the day to sleep and we would basically be posted as guards to keep the tourists from disturbing them, she said. Then during mating season, they would come on shore for up to six weeks. We would rope off the area and volunteers would keep guard over the area. Glenns father died last year and the couple have two adult children, one in Florida and the other in South Carolina. We knew if we ever wanted to see the kids, we had to move, Glenn said. The two looked for an area that had Alices love of the beach and Glenns love of baseball. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring section coordinators and education directors Glenn, Alice Schubert. Islander Photo: Mark Young PLEASE SEE TURTLES PAGE 15

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 15 Island PEST and TERMITE CONTROL INC. l l s mail@islandpestandtermitecontrol.comwww.islandpestandtermite.com Sarasota 941-365-2893 Beach 941-778-1337 fax 941-778-3285 Bradenton 941-794-1005 Brandon 813-643-0200 fax 813-643-0595 Port Charlotte 941-625-6887t ]uSign up for either Drywood or Subterranean Termite Guarantee and receive up to an instant $600 discount! Call immediately. Only the rst 500 customers are eligible! We now accept Discover Card. P EST a n CO NTR O Mote, AMITW offer free, educational turtle walks Most everyone knows its sea turtle nesting season on area beaches, but Mote Marine Laboratory is asking one simple question: How much do Mote wants to answer that question by inviting the public to participate in its free educational strolls offered in collaboration with Hilton LongR Learn the tale behind the turtle tracks and scout local beaches for nesting activity, while also learning about local wildlife and natural habitats. The Mote Marine Laboratory Turtle Walks N ervations are needed. Mote scientists and volunteers will teach sea turtle terminology such as false crawls. Tour guides will explain how false crawls and nests are documented and interpreted. For more information on how to participate, are about 1.5 miles along the shore of Longboat Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch also offers talks and walks, but reservations are required because they found groups grew to too many participants. AMITWs turtle walks are held on Wednesday mornings throughout the summer. To reserve a spot and get information on when and where to meet, C A the incubation period is about 60 days. The hatchlings will not break from the nest until the entire group is ready to scramble up and march to the open waters. Hatchlings primarily leave the nest at night and G moonlight on the water. TUTURT TLEES Beach in Holmes Beach July 4 near a large hole dug in the sand. Both the hole and trash represent a hazard to wildlife. Islander Photo: Mark Young ACCOMMODATIONS Tortuga Inn Beach & Tradewinds Resorts 90 well-appointed rooms, apts., suites with kitchens, wi-fi, pools, beach, more! www.tortugainn.com 941-778-6611 www.tradewinds-resort.com Haleys Motel An Island jewel with 1950s charm and 21st century amenities. Perfect for all weddings and reunions. 941-778-5405 or 800-367-7824 www.haleysmotel.com Bungalow Beach Resort DIRECT LY ON THE BEACH! Classic 1930s Island-style resort. 800-779-3601 bungalow@bungalowbeach.com www.bungalowbeach.com i.wedBEAUTY & WELLNESS Acqua Aveda Salon Spa Store Hair, nails, makeup, skin and massage for the bride and the entire bridal party. 5311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-5400 www.acquaaveda.com CATERING Banana Cabana Caribbean Grill & Restaurant Well cater your affair with Caribbean flair! 941-779-1930 www.bananacabanaseafood.com JEWELRY Bridge Street Jewelers The Islands full-service jewelry store. 129 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 941-896-7800 PHOTOGRAPHY Jack Elka PhotoGraphics The finest wedding photography, since 1980. Studio located at 315 58th St. Holmes Beach. Vi sit my Web site at www 1 WEDDING/RECEPTIONS Rotten Ralphs Restaurants Now offering catering and banquet facilities for weddings and private parties. 941-778-3953. The Islander Wedding Directory TO ADVERTISE, CONTACT IWED EXPERT TONI L 5 Queens Gate Resort Private beach weddings, reception area, & guest accommodations all in one location. www.queensgateresort.com islands58@aol.com 941-778-7153 or 800-310-7153 MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Chuck Caudill Entertainment Beach weddings and events. DJ service, live guitar and more from an experienced Island professional. BRIDAL ATTIRE The Beach Shop 11904 Cortez Rd W. Pretty white dresses for a casual Island wedding. Dresses for moms, too! Open daily. 941-792-3366 Manatee County Marine Rescue crew members Joshua Velarde, left, and David Snyder guard the safety of the July 4 holiday crowd from atop the tower at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes hazard swimming conditions for beachgoers thinking of entering the water. ABOVE: Benjamin Ollson, 4, visiting Anna Maria Island from Sweden, plays pirate July 4 at the Manatee Public Beach. LEFT: Young adults and youngsters tackle the surf at the public beach. RIGHT: Kyleigh McLain, 12, Davan McLain, 9, Jaelyn Batts, 13, enjoy chillin in the cool sands at the Manatee Public Beach. Islander Photos: Edna TiemannOverseeing holiday beach

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16 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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 Monday: 26.99 Wednesday: 16.99 26.99 Mandy L. Baker Mandy L. Baker, 71, of Bradenton, died June 21. She was born April 22, 1942, in Lebanon, Pa. She graduated from Hershey High School and attended Hershey Junior College, Manatee Junior College and American Bankers Association. She retired in 2007 from a banking career in Sarasota and Bradenton and Harrisburg, Pa. She was active in the Manatee C C M C N Board, numerous charitable organizations and the board GDC She wed Robert C. Cupp in 1971 and they were mar ried 29 years. She enjoyed traveling in her motor home, spending time with family and friends and singing in her church choir. A G D C M D Arrangements were by Jennings Funeral Home of Sarasota. Memorial donations may be made online to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Moffitt Cancer Center. Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband of six years, Richard L.; children, Jodi Hershberger Esteban and husT E P R C D C N D D M M children; nieces and nephews; and many loving family members and friends.William J. PlattP A M I N After retiring from Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna N M P A A M I R C finished his working life as a five-year employee of Publix. A service was held June 29 at Our Lady of Victory CN Mr. Platt is survived by his children, William J. and P D A R and Gary and wife Rita; grandchildren Brian and wife C and Michael Platt; great-grandchildren Chase, Camryn M D T Obituaries Wallace Wayne Cleland Sr.C A Maria Island, died July 4. He was born July 26, 1931, in N M P P 1954, in Flat Rock, Mich. Mr. Cleland served in the U. S. Army during the A member of the American Legion Post 400, and the Anna M IM F M C M M moved to Anna Maria Island in 1991 and loved the Sunshine State. A service was held July 7 at Skyway Memorial Gardens in Palmetto. Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Cleland is survived by wife Patricia; son Wally, daughter-in-law Ping; sister-in-law Louise; and nieces and nephews in Michigan, California and Florida.North end merchants organize July 4 beach cleanup By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter T N E M O ID July 5. NEMO D Bums Island Attitude on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria, helped organize the cleanup on the Anna Maria Gulf of Mexico shore. She said she was surprised to see so many volunteers, who assembled for coffee at Ginnys and Jane Es at the Old IGA, Anna Maria, before heading to the sand. Actually, there wasnt as much trash and litter as in other years. Some people apparently took care of their own trash. Everyone Friday morning did a great job and its nice to see the community come together to keep our beaches clean, she said. David Tulls of Anna Maria does his part for the North End Merchants Organization beach cleanup near the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria. Diane Havelka of Beach Bums, 427 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, was one of the organizers of the annual North End Merchants Organization beach cleanup on July 5. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin NEMO G F T F the Sandbar Restaurant and Joan Carter of J&J Graphics, among others. NEMO beach cleanup in Anna Maria following the July 4 celbar.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 17 Community notices, events Attention community organization representatives: The Islander welcomes notices of your events and projects on Anna Maria Island and encourages you to submit both news and photographs on a regular basis. Send press releases and photos with detailed captions Beach FL 34217. Remember to include complete contact information for more information and for publication. Island watch To report information on a felony crime, call To report information on island crime, call the In emergencies, call 911. Streetlife Roadwatch this week State Road 64-Manatee Avenue at the Anna Maria Island Bridge: Work continues to repair the substructure of the bascule bridge. portation, the majority of repair work will be below bridge decks at the water level. Motorists should expect intermittent night-time lane closures on the bridge 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Project completion is expected this summer. The contractor is L&S Concrete Restoration. For information, call Robin Stublen at 239-4614300 or email s. July 4 ght on the beach sparks arrestIsland police blotterAnna Maria A complainant reported she received a postcard informwith her credit card. She refused and was told that the contest was legitimate and part of a Wal-mart promotion. The woman contacted Wal-mart and was told they were not participating in any contests. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Police responded to an intoxicated woman lying in the roadway west of the Cortez Road Bridge. Upon making to the location where she lost her wallet and assisted in the search. The womans wallet was found and she was warrant in Sarasota County. She was arrested and taken to the Manatee County jail. Police made contact with an unconscious man outside the The man eventually woke up long enough to be issued a trespass warning. According to the report, the man began to determine where he lived and took him home. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. 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, Holmes Beach across from Island Library or call 941-778-7978. www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE?Cortez A homeless couple was arguing about the man kicking the woman out of their tent. At some point during the argument, the man grabbed the womans purse and pulled on the strap. The strap of the purse caused the womans arm to bleed. The man was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police By Mark Young Islander Reporter A 22-year-old Bradenton man was arrested for felony aggravated battery and the use of a deadly weapon July 4 after injuring two men with a glass bottle. access. Upon arrival, several witnesses pointed toward a man screaming and yelling at someone near a golf cart. Witnesses said Vincent Gangi hit another man in the back of the head with a glass bottle. According to the report, when the and shattered into the face of another man standing nearby, causing lacerations that required stitches. Gangi was placed under arrest and secured in a patrol vehicle while the second victim, holding a bloody rag to victim and it was during the altercation that he picked injured the second victim, police reported Gangi also sufGangi fered injuries when several of the victims friends jumped on him. Gangi was transported to the hospital for treatment. Upon his release, Gangi was transported and booked into the Manatee County jail for felony aggravated battery and felony use of a deadly weapon. He also had a prior arrest on Jan. 31 for aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon, and received supervised release. The aggravated battery charge was dropped by the state attorney. Gangi was released July 6 on bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, July 26, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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18 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on Anna Maria Island. (941) 778-6641(941) 778-66415606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Hours: MonThurs 4pm1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pmWE DELIVER WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThu 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm OMA PIZZA& ITALIAN RESTAURANT Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza $100 OFFAny Size PizzaFREE DELIVERY! Makers of the Worlds Largest Pizza Check out our daily specials Were more than just burgers! OLD-FASHIO NED ICE CREAM MADE O N SITE!CELEBRATING 29 YEARS!OPEN 7 DAYS SINCE 1984 Cruise now from BB pier Tami Murphy recently partnered with Capt. Sherman Baldwin to open Fun and Sun Boat Tours at 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. The company offers Tuesday-Sunday boat tours of Sarasota Bay and Anna Maria Sound, departing from the Historic Bridge Street Pier at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Sunset cruises, including Champagne and snacks, also are offered. Fun and Sun operates a covered pontoon boat for cruising. F Capt. Sherman Baldwin, left, and owner Tami Murphy are operating Fun and Sun Boat Tours from the Historic Bridge Street Pier at the piers newly opened day dock Tuesday-Sunday. Islander Photo: Toni LyonHavana Cabana No. 2 opensC D C D St. W. D D taurant and plans to open this month. Hell continue to own and operate Havana Cabana, MD C D C D D left eight years ago, after the location was purchased by Manatee County for the new judicial center. D D M Wednesday, and 7 a.m. to late nights Thursday-Saturday.Vapors expands to AMI Vapors on the Avenue, an electronic cigarette retailer, is opening a second retail location at 5306 Holmes Blvd., Anna Maria, in the AMI Plaza. The original store is at 5706 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. We are thrilled the company now has a home on Anna Maria Island, said co-owner Tracey McHale. The new store on Anna Maria Island will be a smaller version of the original store. McHale said a feature at the island store will be a Vape Station, where customers can sample e-juice. The store also will carry a full line of U.S.-made e-liquids and other products for battery-powered e-cigarettes. Vapors on the Avenue is on the Web at www.vaporsontheavenue.com. For more information, call 941-792-6074.Chiles restaurants honoredT A to all three restaurants owned by Ed Chiles. R A A M G D N M N The top 10 percent of businesses listed by TripAdvifrom the Sandbar marketing department said. F Mainsail signs up for salesM D Mainsail Beach Inn, 101 66th St., Holmes Beach, has C C M R the market.  T made after considering their 20-year tenure in the real estate industry, said Joe Collier, Mainsail Lodging & D have had continued success and possess extensive knowl edge in buying, selling and constructing residential and commercial properties, as well as banking management and mortgage lending the choice was easy. Managed as a resort condominium, the units are twoFor more information about Mainsail Beach Inn sales, email the Carrolls at k ders.co m s m or call 941Realty ravesR G D N G M D E A M I D M M Garnering the top sales honor for June at the island M R T M N R G D Beach, named Jason Hrnak as its top listing agent for  June C F Treasure gallery opensT T C A Bradenton, will hold a grand opening 1-6 p.m. Saturday, July 13. The event will feature work by local artist Brandon Scott, along with food, beverages and wine. Other local D D M M C D a press release from the Treasure Chest said.

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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 July 10 2:49 1.5 1:14 2.5 6:49 1.2 8:34 0.1 July 11 3:09 1.6 1:55 2.4 7:38 1.1 9:03 0.1 July 12 3:33 1.7 2:40 2.3 8:32 1.0 9:34 0.3 July 13 4:03 1.9 3:31 2.1 9:32 1.0 10:08 0.4 July 14 4:37 2.0 4:32 1.8 10:40 0.9 10:43 0.6 July 15 5:17 2.1 5:50 1.6 11:56 0.7 11:21 0.8 July 16 6:02 2.3 7:32 1.4 1:19 0.5 1st July 17 6:52 2.4 9:32 1.4 12:02 1.0 2:39 0.3 Open Mon-Fri 8-4, Saturday by Appointment 12044 Cortez Rd. W, (941) 792-7657 marinedocktor@msn.comMake one stop to shop for the Dock!marine docktor s Re mote Controls Got bait?Reservations:941-323-7892 LIVE Whitebait Crabs Threadfin Pinfish For AMICC sports schedules, visit sports online at www.islander.org.Beach volleyball eludes AMI, explodes across the nationC Islander Reporter Ever since William Morgan, an instructor at the MCA M as a game that would demand less physical contact than basketball, its grown in popularity. So much so that it is now considered the second most-popular sport in the world. N But more than 46 million Americans play volleyball the sport at least once a week. With the introduction of beach doubles or sand volleyball as a medal sport at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, beach volleyballs popularity soared. It was the most watched sport at the 2004 Olympics in Athens Beijing and 2012 London games. This explosion is due in part to the growth of the indoor sport among junior and youth players. In Florida alone, there are more than 200 volleyball clubs for playper age group. Its common knowledge that if you want to improve your indoor game, you include beach volleyball in your schedule. Its harder to move and jump and to be a success ful player in the sand, and a player has to have an all-court game, which, in turn, helps improve indoor play. Another reason for the surge in popularity is the A O Wash and Misty May-Treanor winning gold in the past three summer games, while the men have won gold in O of beach volleyball as a medal sport in 1996. The AVP tour, the most successful professional volpercent after it made it into the Olympics. N NCAA emerging sport, more and more colleges are starting to offer scholarships for the sport, which only adds to the popularity. Florida State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International, Jacksonville University, I U N F offering the sport will only rise in the future. In fact, Manatee Countys State College of Florida included one of the largest collegiate beach tournaments, F A I at the junior college level, attracting teams from FSU, University of Louisiana at Monroe, College of Charleston and University of South Carolina. The tourney gave SCF-Manatee, along with few more two-year junior colleges, a chance to compete in beach doubles. Former islander Abi VanOstenbridge is entering her second season as a defensive specialist for the Manatees. N record during the beach season. Her father, Scott, says she really likes playing on the beach and would love to play at the next level. There are three area beach volleyball tours that prospective players can use to test their skill. There is the Sunshine State Outdoor Volleyball Association, which runs a tournament a month on Clearwater Beach at Pier 60. Its next tournament is July 20-21. Another is the Flor ida Beach Volleyball Tour, which held court at Siesta M E C T D C A 3-4. The professionals and adults play on Saturdays, while juniors and adult coeds play Sundays. Locally, the Anna Maria Island Community Center has yet to offer a beach league, but an indoor volleyball family league is ongoing in the gym this summer. If youve never attended a beach volleyball tournaI guessing, youll be hooked. Theres great action and great scenery. Location, location, location. Horseshoe news Three teams emerged from pool play during July 6 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits and were left to battle it out for the championship. Sam SamuD D R P G M T D P 22-12 win and earned bragging rights for the day. D G M giving them the days outright title. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Anna Maria Island Community Center adult volleyball schedule: July 16 6:30 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Bowes Imaging July 16 7:30 p.m. Bowes Imaging vs. Southern Greens IRE The community center is at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna M Gillian Cassidy spikes the ball during tournament action at Siesta Key in June. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy Send your fishing, sports, event news and photos to news@islander.org. Share the fun.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 21 Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for MenHEAD-TO-TOE SUN PROTECTION Performance Clothing! FISHING & TOURING KAYAKS Made in the USA!Quality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayak Guides, Fishing Charters INSHORE AND NEARSHORE FISHING USCG LICENSED AND INSURED 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 Rain, rain go away I really want to fish todayBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Well, we are back in our summertime patterns of extreme heat throughout the day combined with a reprieve of afternoon-evening showers. With temps in the 90s in or late. You also want to come prepared with foul-weather If you have a smartphone, its a wise idea to occasionally check the weather radar for approaching storms. Holding a 7 1/2-foot piece of graphite in the air during a lightning storm can increase the odds of getting zapped. I think Id prefer a big snook on the end of my line to a lightning bolt. Keeper gag grouper are being reported on nearshore structure and out on the offshore reefs, wrecks and ledges. ish sardines. good results on mangrove snapper and Key West grunts. For bait, Girle is using whole live shiners or fresh-cut pieces of shiners. Snapper up to 16 inches are attainable, although you may have to weed through the small ones. and chumming with live shiners. grove edges during strong outgoing tides to get a bite. Live shiners are like snook candy and Girle is taking advantage of their sweet tooth. By chumming, he gets his target in the mood and then offers them another bite on a hook. Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria is seeing mangrove snapper caught on live shrimp and small shiners. Kilb suggests casting your bait under the pier deck. While targeting snapper, expect to catch black Spanish mackerel are showing at the pier. Small white speck rigs or Gotcha plugs are producing the bite. Remember, the early bird catches the mack. Try to get to 30-45 minutes before they move into the bay. You have a small window of opportunity, but it can be an enjoyable 45 minutes. ers reeling up Spanish macks. Again, early morning is the time. Crappie jigs, speck rigs and small Clark spoons are being ravaged by hungry little mackerel, blue runners and jack crevalle. Fishers casting under the pier are catching mangrove Just be patient. Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle says beach targeting catch-and-release snook with live baits and artito bite. Once Mattay has an ample amount of bait in his bucket, he patiently waits on the beach until he spots a big snook cruising through the trough. Once he spots a Not only is this method effective, but it also gives you an another aspect of excitement to the hunt. After hooking a monster snook, Mattay battles it to submission before day. Mattay cant stress enough how important it is to dehooking, it and you look into that big eye looking up and, studying you, youll know why such care needs to be taken. Mattay also is targeting bull, blacktip, lemon, spinner and hammerhead sharks cruising close to shore. To start, Mattay likes to catch Spanish mackerel, stingray wings when available. The size of the bait deter mines Mattays rigging. When targeting small sharks, combined with 80-100 pound wire leader. When using bigger baits, such as bonito or stingray, Mattay will go as high as 275-pound cable to hold up to the bite of a shark exceeding 8 feet in length. On a recent sharking expedition, Mattay hooked a shark that chewed right through his 275-pound cable. He was using a stingray wing for bait, and was not able to turn the shark before it chewed through the cable like it was a piece of thread. Both Mattay and I believe it had to have been an extra-large great hammerhead, and weve Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is workBay depending on where the bite is most productive. Using free-lined live shiners for bait, Grosss clients are catching respectable sizes and numbers of both spotted seatrout and catch-and-release snook. keepers in the box. Again, hes using live shiners for bait to hook up the reds. Finally, when the seas are calm, Gross is migrating to nearshore structure in search of gag grouper and keeper

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22 JULY 10, 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. EXECUTIVE HOMEBeautiful, large 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in North Point Harbour has everything a discriminating homebuyer would want a gorgeous neighborhood, privacy, golf club, tennis courts, and a private pool. Vaulted ceilings, winding oak staircase, gas replace, heated pool and a perfect home for your boat a dock, boat lift and a straight shot out to the Intracoastal Waterway! $799,000 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 CheHECK usUS OutUT atAT WWW.isISLan ANDerER.OrRG BREAKING NEWS, E-EDITION, FACEbBOOK & TTWITTER. TTHE IISLANDER HAS IT ALL. SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com Business newsD ebrate? 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 T I Tarpon tournament winners check in on AMIT T T coast Charities for Children included a check-in station AMI O P A A M T R R prizes in the tournament, recorded their catches. Rick Redd of Tampa was the overall second-place T R D for angling couples. Rick Redd caught the largest tarpon in all divisions T a girth of 43 inches. He placed second overall after the Fish-Off of the weekly winners. R T inches. Tournament winners Kim and Rick Redd record their Islander Courtesy Photo Steve Miller of the Lakewood Ranch Fishing Club shows off a red grouper caught on a sardine on a trip about 150 miles offshore of Anna Maria Island with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me the Fish Charters. McGuire said the club landed more grouper, mangrove snapper, mahi mahi and had a shark fest. Betsy and Don Garber of New Jersey show catches resulting from a recent charter trip to the backwater of Anna Maria Island with Capt. Warren Girle. The Garbers also lucked into some tarpon Tampa Bay waters with Girle.

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 23 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Reach more than 20,000 people weekly with your ad for as little as $12! Call 778-7978 WE UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF EVERY DOLLAR. A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATE5702 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPECell: 941-780-8000www.islandannamaria.com ITEMS FOR SALE THREE LIGHT COLORED rugs, 9x 4.5 feet, $35, Proform treadmill, $90. 941-779-9781. COTS: ADULT SIZE. Good condition with storage bags, $30 each, cash. 941-792-0008, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, beautiful, color. $99. 941-778-3920. 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 FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classi eds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS THE HIVE: GIFTS and arts. Locally handmade and imported silver jewelry, Buddha art, artifacts, artistic T-shirts, cards, hot sauces, South African handmade arts, specialty candies, more. 119 B Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. http://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. More ads = more readers in The Islander. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence summer camp in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 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 of ce, 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 of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER 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. GARAGE SALES Continued STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. MOVING SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, July 13 and 20. Furniture. 232 Oak, Anna Maria. MOVING SALE: 10 a.m.3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 12-13. Household items, decor, pictures, clothes, more. In-house at 506 67th St., Holmes Beach. LOST & FOUND LOST: 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. PETS WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-8966701. 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 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 BOOKING NOW FOR 2013 SEASONAL/VACATION RENTALS 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. 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG

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24 JULY 10, 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 941.792.5600Kitchen 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.net SERVICES Continued 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. CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941756-4570. JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773. TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER REPAIR Service, LLC. On-site computer service, reasonable rates. Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714 or at 941-727-6780. 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. 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. The Islander for more information about the cockers and other adoptable pets. METRO DOOR & SUPPLY INC.Primary Doors & Glass Inserts Custom Prep/Cut Downs Fiberglass, Aluminum, Steel, Vinyl FREE ESTIM AT ES: Call 941.726.2280 941-778-2711 Portraits by the Sea .com TRANSPORTATION 2011 GEM E-2 electric car: Sapphire blue metallic and white, 5-hp motor, hard doors with glass includes pickup stake bed. Hard doors provide security, makes an all-weather car. Less than 100 miles. 863-698-4562. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boat orida.weebly.com. DEEP-WATER DOUBLE boat slip, 85th Street, Holmes Beach. $64,900. Call AMI Beaches Real Estate, 941-567-5234. POWER 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. HELP WANTED PART-TIME MAINTENANCE worker for local area motel. Phone Janet, 941-778-2780. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL 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, good with animals. 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 LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. 941-383-9637. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 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. BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at www.islander.org. ANSWERS TO JULY 10 PUZZLE

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THE ISLANDER JULY 10, 2013 25 Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H 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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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. 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. LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read Wednesdays classi eds on Tuesday at www. islander.org. And its FREE! Sign up for free news alerts while youre there. Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www. vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. 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. RANDYS PAINT AND Drywall: Carpentry, screens and all your household maintenance. 941-465-2062. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. 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26 JULY 10, 2013 THE ISLANDER I S L A N D E R C LL AA SS SS II F II EE DD SS RENTALS ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR/1 large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further informa tion, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@ aol.com. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call 818-620-0901. VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/2BA condo with boat dock and pool, $550/week. Realtor, 941-7561090. GULFFRONT AMI  Resort 66: 30 percent off two units available July 13-20. Choice of groundlevel, directly on the sand or overlooking Gulf and pool. Enjoy beautiful sunsets!  309-6427370.  CUTE VACATION DUPLEX: 3BR on one side, efciency on other. Screened porches, near boat ramp. Cable, WiFi. 941-779-6638. ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, TWO-car garage, near college and IMG Academy. $1,200/month. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads online with our secure server? Check it out at www.islander.org. RENTALS Continued HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Nice 2BR/2BA duplex with garage. No smoking. Must have excellent references. $1,150/month. 941-7761789. FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE: 2BR, pool, boat dock, $550/week and $950/month. Flexible lease. Realtor, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart. 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. REAL ESTATE PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. WERE 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. BEST BUY: DIRECT Gulffront condo: Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA Beautifully updated, fabulous views. By owner, $395,000. 941-7790101. REAL ESTATE Continued 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. SINGLE-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. REAL ESTATE WANTED: Waterfront. Couple from Europe looking for 3-4BR house or condo with pool and garage to lease two years, option to buy. Please contact agent: Helmer, 941-5928853. Licensed Realtor, RE/MAX Platinum International Dept. SINGLE-FAMILY 4BR/2BA home, caged pool in Village Green. Five miles to Anna Maria Island, no ood zone, no HOA fees, many upgrades, oversized, deep garage, $219,000. Owner/ Realtor, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG: Useful tools and links, fun stuff, and important info News archive, short stories by island authors, news and weather alerts .... FREE. Register today. Come see us on Historic Bridge Street for all your Real Estate and Vacation Needs. ON THE BAY!Lg 2Bdr/2Bth,Dock/Boat Lift Opn Floor Plan, Pool Gorgeous Views! $724,900 Lynn 941-730-1294 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 BeachPERICO BAY CLUB TOWNHOUSE2Mstr Sts, Loft, Water View Furnished Lynn Zemmer $229,900 941-730-1294 Come visit us on Historic Bridge Street!ISLAND PARADISE: 2 UNITS UNDER $100,000 ON LONGBOAT KEY!Gulf to Bay with Boat Dock, Community Pool 2 Bed/1 Bath Call Bill $89,500 Gulf to Bay With Boat Dock & Community Pool 2 Bed/1 Bath Call Bill $85,000.PERICO BAY CLUB 3/2 VILLAGorgeous & Rarely Available! Must See. $284k. 941-730-1294 PERICO ISLAND GEM 2Bdr/2Bth Water View, Clubhouse, Fitness Close to Robinson Pres $199,900 941-778-8104 SALE PENDING REDUCED INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978E XCEP TION AL B EACH VIEWS from this 2BR/2BT house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never change. Direct beach views. $499,000. TWO B EACHFRONT H OUSES Two, 2BR/2BT homes located on a quiet street in Holmes Beach. Both offer spectacular views. $2,200,000. B EACHFRONT C O NDO 2BR/2BT direct beach front. Ground level, located next to pool, turnkey furnished. Fantastic views of the Gulf. $547,500. 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!

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28 JULY 10, 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 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