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Holmes Beach tree house declared 'in violation'


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take on a tree. Page 6





An early look. Page 3


The government calen-
dar. Page 4


The Islander editorial.
Reader letters. Page 6


10 years ago. Page 7


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Bradenton Beach works
on pier lease details.
Page 8

Holmes Beach planners
recommend parking
restrictions. Page 9


Pages lu-1l

Holmes Beach read-
ies to resume Mainsail
mediation. Page 14




Page 18


Island police blotter.
Page 19
Hooke runs up more
records. Page 24





Summer flounder,
summer not. Page 25



Se tle numbers
as of Aug. 2:
342 turtle nests.
363 false crawls.
723 hatchlings.


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
"We've gone through hell for this long.
Please, let us have it and stop this nonsense,"
said an emotional Lynn Tran of her tree house
at a July 30 Holmes Beach Code Enforcement
Board hearing.
The hearing was held to discuss alleged
violations of a tree house built at Angelinos
Sea Lodge, 103 29th St.
Code enforcement board members, in
three separate motions, unanimously voted
to violate owners Tran and Richard Hazen
for building within the erosion control line,
violating the erosion control line setback and
building without a permit.
The board ordered Tran and Hazen to pay
the costs of the July 30 hearing, pay all fines
up to date and an additional cost of $4,271 for
staff preparation time to prosecute the viola-
tions.
The board also unanimously voted to dis-


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Members of Save Our Manatee Coastline,
Bay Life Preservers, ManaSota-88 and Save
Our Shores gathered Aug. 1 at the Manatee
County Administration Building, 1112 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Bradenton, to voice opposition to
Long Bar Pointe, the proposed development
on Sarasota Bay on the mainland between
Cortez and IMG Academy.
Protestors carried signs saying, "Long
Bar Pointe-less" and other signs that provided
phone numbers for Manatee County commis-
sioners, as well as plastic blow-up dolphins
with varying messages of "Save our bay."


former Holmes neacn ouilaing official BoO
Shlrt, testifies at a July 30 code enforce-
ment hearing. Islander Photo: Mark Young

miss a separate allegation of manipulating the
natural dune system on the property's beach-
front.
Tran presented counter evidence of the


Ed Goff, of Save Our Shores, named his
dolphin "Carlos" for co-developer Carlos
Beruff, who submitted the revised develop-
ment plan that has environmentalists up in
arms.
"I named my dolphin 'Carlos' because he
looks nice, but there's something fishy about
him," said Goff.
Beruff bought in with developer Larry
Lieberman to partner on the 500-plus acres
of what is considered to be the last undevel-
oped shoreline in Manatee County in 2011.
The duo retains certain entitlements that were
first approved for Lieberman in 2004.
PLEASE SEE PROTESTERS, PAGE 2


TOP NOTCH GRAND PRIZE WINNER


9


Terry Martsolf of Seminole wins the grand prize in The Islander's annual Top Notch
photo contest with her image of brown pelicans playing follow the leader in Holmes
Beach. Martsolf wins $100 from the newspaper and a bevy of gifts from Islander
advertisers, including framing of the winning photo by Karly Carlson and certificates
from Duffy's Tavern, Mister Roberts, The Feast and Claire Marie Spa.


couple making an effort to restore the dune
that was absent when they purchased the prop-
erty in 1999 and said the 2012 Tropical Storm
Debby had eroded the dune.
The board gave the resort owners until
Aug. 28 to make an effort to bring the struc-
ture into compliance, meaning Tran and Hazen
must begin the permit process if they want to
keep the tree house.
However, because the board found the
owners violated the erosion control setback,
the structure cannot remain at its current loca-
tion.
Should the couple be unable to bring the
structure into compliance, Tran and Hazen
were given the same time frame to file for a
demolition permit.
While the city won a major battle in the
dispute, the war is not over.
PLEASE SEE TREE HOUSE, PAGE 4

Opposition

continues to

LBK groin project
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Former Manatee County Commissioner
Joe McClash is continuing his call for an
administrative hearing on Longboat Key's
plan to build three groins extending into the
pass from Beer Can Island, or Greer Island as
it also is known, on the south side of Longboat
Pass. Coquina Beach in the city of Bradenton
Beach is on the north side of the pass.
Longboat officials say the structures would
prevent the island although it is attached to
the Longboat Key shore -from further expan-
sion where migrating sands are accumulating
and interfering with boats navigating the chan-
nel.
McClash has appealed to the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection for
a hearing, and he hopes to have a decision this
month.
Additionally, McClash said he has an
online petition protesting the groin plan that
has been signed by nearly 600 people.
"I don't know what the ultimate decision
will be, but Longboat Key proposes three
groins, one of which will be about 300 feet
long," McClash said. The other two groins
would each be about 150 feet long.
McClash said the groins would ruin the
area for recreational boaters and would not
keep sand from migrating into the pass.
But Longboat Key, which pays for its own
beach renourishment, has a marine engineering
study that says the groins are necessary to keep
Beer Can Island from expanding.
The plan also calls for groins at other loca-
tions along the beach south of the Longboat
Pass on the Longboat Key shore.
If the DEP declines to hold a hearing,
McClash said he may appeal to the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers to have a public meeting
on the renourishment project.


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PROTESTERS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
That approved site plan involves up to 1,658 multi-
story and single-story family homes.
Beruff's new site plan involves almost the same
number of homes, but includes a 300-room hotel, a boat
basin and canals, an 84,000 square foot conference center
and 120,000 square feet of retail space.
County commissioners approved a new zoning des-
ignation in June that would open the door to Beruff's
plans, but it must still be approved by the state.
At issue are the text and map amendment changes
required for the project, which would have a direct impact
in changing the county's comprehensive plan.
Opposition groups are saying Beruff's development
plan would be intolerable, creating a catastrophic envi-
ronmental disaster to the bay.
Protests have been staged in various areas on land
and by water around Long Bar Pointe but, on Aug. 1, pro-
testors took their message directly to the county board.
Goff and about 30 demonstrators, armed with 1,000
of the more than 5,300 total signatures opposing the
development plan, attempted to present the signatures
directly into the hands of a county commissioner.
While it is policy to make an appointment to see a
county commissioner, no commissioner would accept the
signatures or speak to opposition leaders.
"It's sad when a county commissioner will meet
with a developer, but not their constituents," said Bar-
bara Hines, vice-chair of ManaSota-88, an environmental
watchdog group. "Not one commissioner would come out
of their office. It's sad they won't talk to the people they
represent."
Former County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann
was on the dais when the 2004 plans were approved.
She said the 2004 approved plans are consistent with the
comprehensive plan, but the revised plan is not.
"We want to stop the text amendment changes," said
von Hahmann at the protest. "The changes are inappropri-
ate, and we are here to say 'No' to more land-use changes,
no to docks and no to a 300-room hotel."
Von Hahmann said the 2004 plans did not allow for
the kind of development Beruff wants, but rather focused
on conservation of Long Bar Pointe by protecting the
mangroves and Sarasota Bay and created a conservation


easement to ensure that goal.
As a former commissioner familiar with the origi-
nal plans, von Hahmann has a unique perspective. She
offered a direct message to current commissioners.
"The old plans were approved, signed, sealed and
delivered to the clerk's office," she said. "It gives them
the right to develop up to 1,658 units while protecting
the natural resources and estuary system. If the com-
missioners approve this plan, (that) all goes away."
Commissioners are expected to review Beruff's pro-
posed land-use changes at special land-use meeting that
was scheduled for Aug. 6 and
In the meantime, Beruff and Lieberman filed a law-
suit against the county July 25 over the construction of
El Conquistador Parkway.
The suit cites an unlawful taking of land and the
developers are requesting damages and compensation for
the land.
The lawsuit states that requirements placed on the
developers to set aside land for constructing the parkway


Ed Goff, right, of
Save Our _I.. ,
holds a packet
containing 1,000
l-u signatures oppos-
ing revised devel-
Sopment plans for
/ Long Bar Pointe
during an Aug.
1 protest at the
Manatee County
4Administration
Building, 1112
Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton.
S, Islander Photo.
Mark Young





violated their constitutional rights.
County attorney Mickey Palmer told reporters he
didn't think the lawsuit would affect the Aug. 6 pro-
ceedings, but environmental activists like Goff said the
lawsuit might be a pressure tactic to swing commission
votes in favor of developers.
If the road was built after Jan. 1, 2010, the developers
would have been granted relief of a special fee for the
road, according to the lawsuit. The developers say the
county did not provide written notice on or before the
due date that the road would be constructed.
Two lanes extending 75th Street on the El Conquis-
tador Parkway near the Long Bar Pointe property were
built in 2012.
Palmer said the plaintiffs are -_'_lIini that the
original land development agreement for a portion of
the property is unlawful.
The county commission meeting to consider the
developer's proposed comprehensive plan amendments
was to be held Aug. 6, after press time for The Islander.


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election 2013

Challengers line up for

Bradenton Beach election
By Mark Young and Rick Catlin
Islander Reporters
Bradenton Beach voters will witness the first con-
tested city election since then-political newcomer Com-
missioner Jan Vosburgh defeated Michael Harrington in
2010.
Former Commissioner Bill Shearon announced his
candidacy for mayor in May and incumbent Mayor John
Shaughnessy confirmed July 22 he will seek a second
term.
Shearon cited a lack of accountability and personal
responsibility in the current administration as reasons for
S his candidacy and criticized the city for
not following its procedures and poli-
cies.I
Shaughnessy would not comment
on Shearon's opinions.
"We are friends and his opinions
s/i /i are his opinions," said Shaughnessy. "I
don' t run that kind of campaign. Every-
thing is decided in November and that's
it. In the meantime, we all need to work
together. We are doing what we think is
right and hope for the best and, if not,
we accept the responsibility."
/i .. Shaughnessy is a former Ward 1
commissioner, who served six years
on the dais before term limits forced him out of office in
2009. He took two years off before making a successful
run for mayor when the incumbent mayor declined to run
for the seat.
He's led the city through some difficult financial
times.
"We are doing the best we can with what we have
to work with," he said. "A lot of what we are dealing
with is economy related and we've had a lot of grants


cut, but you still have to keep the city
alive. That means doing things that are
unpopular sometimes, but they have to
I l-i. be done."
Shaughnessy said he wants another
term as mayor to address unfinished
Gatehouse business.
"We accomplished a lot when I was
a commissioner under John Chappie
and that's a standard I set as mayor to
carry on," he said. "We have a few proj-
ects going on that I would like to see
finished. They are taking longer than
Vosburgh anticipated, so I want to make sure that
I see them through."
Shaughnessy said he would like to see more of the
city's citizens involved with the local government process
and intends to find a way to boost volunteerism for city
boards in his second term.
He's proud that he was able to work with Holmes
Beach Mayor Carmel Monti to resolve the 27th Street
lawsuit between the cities and the Sandpiper Resort
Co-op, while improving what had become a strained rela-
tionship under the prior Holmes Beach administration.
I i \ lung has turned out for the best so far and
I think we are doing pretty good," said Shaughnessy.
"There are always bumps in the road and as soon as you
get over one, there is another one not too far away. You
just keep your head about you, surround yourself with
good people and get as much information as possible
before making a decision."
Shaughnessy said one of his bi_',__.t I assets as mayor
is bringing a common sense approach to government.

A second former commissioner enters race
Bradenton Beach Ward 3 Commissioner Ric Gate-
house declared July 29 he will seek a term on the dais.
Gatehouse assumed office in February 2012 after
former Ward 3 commissioner Janie Robertson termed
out of office in November 2011 after six years on the
dais.
The city first had trouble finding someone to the fill
the vacancy, and controversy arose over Gatehouse's


.- appointment, but eventually city com-
missioners appointed him to the seat.
This is his first time running for
election and he faces the very person
whose seat he took Robertson, who
took out qualifying papers July 24.
Robertson "This isn't something I'm dashing
out there to do for something to do,"
said Robertson. "It seems as if my desire to make things
work as best they can is beyond my control and I can't
stay out of it anymore."
Robertson said the current administration doesn't
listen well to the public.
"It doesn't do any good to stand up before them and
make a ulP'.'oLiin if you don't have an official say," she
said. "There is a total lack of history on this board. Not
one of them served the city before waltzing onto the board
unopposed. They don't understand that you don't have to
reinvent the wheel every time they have a meeting."
Robertson began service to the city on the compre-
hensive plan review committee in 2004 and held various
volunteer board positions before serving as commissioner
for six years.
"I know stuff and I know the history," she said. "I
think they need me up there for the combination of my
history and my experience."
Robertson said more fiscal responsibility is needed
and the current administration struggles with basic pro-
cedures that could get the city in trouble.
"They need to think things through better than they
do," she said. "It's a procedure thing that they don't
understand well enough how to do city business."
While Robertson says her tie to the city's past is an
asset in her run for office, Gatehouse said it's that kind of
history from which the city is ut' ni. .lin'_' to break free.
"People have to look at your record," said Gatehouse.
"The record of previous commissions includes giving up
city authority to third parties."
Gatehouse said examples what the city gave up include
the old telecommunications ordinance, sanitation and an
attempt to have the Manatee County Sheriff's Office take
over law enforcement from the city's police department.
PLEASE SEE ELECTION, PAGE 5





4 E AUG. 7, 2013 U THE ISLANDER


A survey high- 177
lights the erosion
control line in
pink while a NuA.A.
shaded red circle
represents what
the city alleges / .. -
is an illegal tree
house at Angeli-
nos Sea Lodge,
103 29th St.,
Holmes Beach. -. .
Islander Photos: '
Mark Young '




TREE HOUSE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The hearing
Attorney David Levin, of Icard Merrill of Sarasota,
representing the resort owners, spent the first hour of the
9-hour hearing arguing for a continuance, but was unsuc-
cessful.
Levin was successful in blocking engineering testi-
mony because his engineering witness was unable to tes-
tify and any related testimony would violate his clients'
due process.
City officials acknowledged that the alleged engi-
neering violations were irrelevant to the heart of their
case, which was the location of the structure and that it
was built without a permit.
"This is a simple case of construction next to the
Gulf of Mexico without a permit," said attorney Jim Dye,
representing the city. "Unpermitted construction of this
scale in this location creates a lot of violations."
The city filed 37 violations in total, but most of them
involved engineering violations. Levin argued that the
city has never inspected the structure to arrive at those
concerns.
Building official Tom O'Brien said there was a good
reason for that.
"We never received a site plan," he said.
The resort owners began construction in 2011. Hazen
testified that he met with former building official Bob
Shaffer and was given verbal permission to proceed with-
out a permit.
Hazen said when he made contact with Shaffer he
had no idea what he wanted to build, but wanted guidance
on city regulations.
"I got an appointment and a secretary showed me to
the front office where Shaffer was standing with about
four other officials," said Hazen. "I said that I'd like to
build a tree house in the Australian pine tree on my prop-
erty and asked what I needed to do."
Hazen said Shaffer froze for a moment and turned to
the other officials in the room.
"He turned back around and said there's nothing
in the books," said Hazen. "All he said was 'Make it
safe and don't let anyone fall out of it.' I was happy. He
smiled, and I was out the door."
Hazen testified he was prepared to do an ilhingl the
city wanted him to do to pursue his vision and, after
receiving verbal permission, construction commenced
within a week.
Dye cross-examined Hazen about whether or not he
applied for a permit and Hazen reiterated that he received
verbal permission.
"He stopped me dead and said there is nothing in the
books," said Hazen. "What was I supposed to do? Wrestle
him down?"
Hazen was asked if at some point when the structure


Attorney David Levin represents resort-owners Richard
Hazen and Lynn Tran at a July 30 Holmes Beach code
enforcement hearing.


reached two levels, 500 square feet and had multiple win-
dows if he thought that maybe he should have realized the
project was going well beyond his original description.
"It's just a tree house," said Hazen.
Levin, during cross-examination of O'Brien entered
into evidence a report from code enforcement officer
David Forbes. Within that report, Forbes refers to the
couple being given verbal permission by a former build-
ing official.
Levin also presented an Islander newspaper article
quoting Shaffer as saying he had no objections because
he thought it was a tree house he would build as a kid.
Levin asked if it was possible for two different build-
ing officials to come to a different opinion of what needs
a permit and what doesn't.
O'Brien testified that a building official can only
make a decision based on the information provided, "or
lack thereof."
Shaffer only made a statement about a tree house not
being in the codes based on the lack of information pro-
vided by Hazen, and Hazen bears the burden of respon-
sibility to provide it, according to O'Brien.
Dye asked O' Brien during re-direct whether the city
has a policy in place regarding casual conversations bind-
ing the city.
O'Brien said the city's land development code states
that verbal statements or comments by a building official
or any representative of the city shall not be considered
official interpretations of the LDC.
"And any individuals that proceed on that basis shall
do so at their own risk," said O'Brien.
Shaffer testified to the meeting with Hazen, saying
his recollection of the informal encounter was one via
telephone.
Shaffer said when the tree house began appearing in
newspaper articles, "I wondered if I had made a mistake,
but I never gave him permission."
Levin argued that a mistake was made, but the mis-
take was made by the city and his clients should not bear
the burden of responsibility for that mistake.
But O'Brien's testimony of the LDC regulations
that cannot bind the city to an official's casual comments
appeared to be enough information for the code enforce-
ment board to reject Levin's argument that his clients
were given verbal permission to build without a permit.

Tree house battle not over
The emotional tree house saga has not concluded
with a code enforcement ruling, and the battle to save
the structure is not over.
Tran and Hazen have filed a petition with the required
number of Holmes Beach registered voters 332 or 10
percent to save the tree house.
The petition, currently being verified by the Manatee
County Supervisor of Elections Office, will force com-
missioners to vote on whether or not to grandfather the
tree house and allow it to remain.
Commissioners previously indicated they would vote
to deny the petition, at which time the matter will go to
the voters.
However, even if the election is successful, state law
forbids a local municipality from creating an ordinance
that is contradictory to state law. A local municipality
can strengthen a state law, but state law will supersede
a weaker local law, making it virtually impossible for
the city to create an ordinance to allow the tree house
seaward of the erosion control line.
However, the process must continue.
So must the process in an after-the-fact permit to
allow the structure applied for with the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection.
If DEP issues that permit, it would pave the way


Holmes
Beach
building
official Tom
O'Brien
presents
evidence
July 30
alleging
code viola-
tions were
committed
when a
tree house
was built
hm without a
permit.

to allow the resort owners to better work with the city.
However, in order to issue an after-the-fact permit, DEP
requires a letter of no objection from the city.
According to city officials, such a letter is not forth-
coming.
In a final attempt to save the tree house, Levin said
he has filed a case with the 12th Circuit Court that alleges
the city has violated its own land regulations.
Levin contends that while Holmes Beach enjoys
home rule, "that authority is not unlimited."
He argued that the state allows a number of excep-
tions for construction within the 50-foot setback of the
erosion control line.
"The city's codes, however, provide that no structure
can be constructed within 50 feet and that there is no








Meetings
Anna Maria City
r Aug. 7, 6 p.m., budget workshop.
n Aug. 8, 6 p.m., city commission.

Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., EEEC.
Aug. 15, 6 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 14, 6 p.m., budget workshop.
Aug. 19-30, qualifying for municipal elections.
Aug. 22, 6 p.m., city commission.

Aug. 29, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 15, 1 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 20, 9 a.m., department heads.
Aug. 26-30, qualifying for municipal elections.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 13, 7 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 15, 7 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m., police retirement board.
Aug. 26-30, qualifying for municipal elections.
Aug. 27, 7 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 29, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
Aug. 13, 9 a.m., county commission.
Aug. 27, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue
Aug. 15, 6 p.m., fire commission.
Sept. 19, 6 p.m., fire commission.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
Aug. 19, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Aug. 21,3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, TBD.
Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@
islander.org.





THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 7, 2013 U 5


ELECTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
"I never think it's good to have a third party dictating
policy for the city and that's one thing I never want to
go back to," he said. "I've seen some pretty questionable
decisions made in the past."
As an example, Gatehouse cited the purchase of Gulf
Drive property by the city for $350,000 a few years ago.
The purchase was the result of a long ongoing lawsuit
between the city and its owner and was paid for out of
the city's reserve fund.
"There's not a lot we can do with that," said Gate-
house. "So we are looking at making it a sea turtle and
native plant educational park."
Gatehouse said he hopes to conclude unfinished busi-
ness.
"We' ve made some strides in the last two years in
looking at things from a common sense perspective," he
said. "We look at our decisions with an eye on long-term
ramifications and that's something that has been lacking
in prior commissions."
Gatehouse said the current commission has done a
good job with the budget. In this year's budget, Gatehouse
led the effort to ensure infrastructure projects were pri-
oritized and budgeted for the first time in years, "and we
got them done."
If successful in his election bid, Gatehouse said one
of his priorities is parking. He is putting together a plan
to address the matter and hopes to present it to the com-
mission later this year.
Gatehouse said he wants to continue his service to the
city, "because I think we are moving in the right direction.
I want to be the kind of commissioner that is no nonsense
but has common sense."

Woodland, Aubry seek re-election
Two of the three Anna Maria commissioners up for
re-election in November are committed to staying on the
job, while a third commissioner is not ready to announce
his decision.
Incumbents Dale Woodland and Gene Aubry have
announced their intention to seek another term and have
obtained qualifying packets. Commissioner Doug Cope-
land, who was appointed to fill a vacant seat in June,
said he will announce his decision during the qualifying


period.
Anna Maria's qualifying period is
noon Monday, Aug. 19, to noon Friday,
Aug. 30.
The only other announced candi-
date is Carol Carter, a member of the
city's planning and zoning board.
Potential candidates can pick up
qualifying papers at Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, or at the Man-
atee County Supervisor of Elections
Office at 600 U.S. 301 Blvd., Braden-


Woodland Woodland is seeking a sixth term in
office, while Aubry, who was appointed to the commis-
sion in 2012, is running for a full term for the first time.
He became a commissioner after SueLynn, then a com-
missioner, stepped up to fill the mayor's post, creating a
commission vacancy.
Aubry previously served as a commissioner from
September 2010 to November 2011. He was elected a
commissioner in the first-ever Manatee County recall


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election and defeated then-Commissioner Harry Stoltz-
fus in a special recall election.
Copeland was voted a seat by commissioners in June
after John Quam resigned from the commission.
In the 2012 election, no one ran for mayor, result-
ing in a series of commission debates before SueLynn
was elected commission chair and automatically took the
office of mayor.
She previously served as mayor from 2002-06.

Holmes Beach election wide open
Holmes Beach incumbent Commissioners David
Zaccagnino, Jean Peelen and Pat Morton are all up for
re-election in November.
All three officials have told The Islander they intend
to seek retention, but as the qualifying period inches
closer, none have taken the steps necessary at the Mana-
tee County Supervisor of Elections Office.
And, thus far, no challengers have come forward.
For more information on qualifying to run for office
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Up the creek
You know the old saying when you' re in a pinch,
no way out, no easy answers.... Some folks say you' re
up the creek without a paddle. Some more colorful folks
would up the ante, relating the message to SH-- creek.
Yeah, disgusting mental image.
Well, that's just the thought that popped into mind
when someone asked, "What's happening with the tree
house situation?"
You know the deal. A nice couple in Holmes Beach
think they asked the city for permission to build an ele-
vated, two-story tree house with concrete pilings, win-
dows and elaborate trim, stairs and railings. Well, they
claim to have asked one of the city's building officials
if they could build a tree house, and they also claim the
official said the city had no regulations for a tree house,
or something to that effect.
So they built their tree house, which more resem-
bles the elaborate Swiss Family Treehouse attractions at
Walt Disney Parks, which are based on the 1960 Disney
film, "Swiss Family Robinson."
If you had kids and they asked to build a tree house,
you'd imagine a few boards nailed down in a crook in
the tree and some two-by-fours on the trunk for a ladder
up to the "fort."
Well, think again. The subject of the past week's
code enforcement hearing in Holmes Beach is an\ il ing
but a kid's fortress. Disney might be envious of the
beachfront Australian pine lounge built for the use of
the owners and guests at Angelinos Sea Lodge.
You likely know a few folks on Anna Maria Island
who are experiencing tree-house envy. They' re waiting
to see what shakes down from the city before staking
out the tallest tree in their yards.
Tree houses are rather popular it seems. They're
something of a jewel in the back yards of Hollywood
stars and in the concrete jungle of New York.
CBS Sunday Morning did a feature on tree houses
by Tracy Smith in which she interviews an architect who
designed more than 100 lofty tree houses, including, yes,
a bed-and-breakfast, and another designer who commis-
sions tony tree houses, including one for Sting in Italy.
Yes, before Holmes Beach knew of the passion, the
world had already embraced tree houses.
We're guessing the ones featured on CBS were
built legally, regardless of the longing child's perspec-
tive they promote.
We' re thinking the person who complained anony-
mously to code enforcement about the Angelino project
would enjoy the three-ring circus that resulted and
the direction from the city to have it done legally.
Alas, it is not. It is up the creek.


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Long Bar Pointe's threat
Years ago, Manatee County made the decision to
protect and preserve the coastline against the destruc-
tive, invasive development rampant in other areas. As
a result, we live in harmony with birds, fish, crabs, dol-
phins, manatees and other creatures. Recreational and
commercial fishing feed us and provide a livelihood for
those in Cortez and elsewhere. The county has success-
fully promoted ecotourism.
Now these things are in jeopardy for the benefit
of the developers of Long Bar Pointe.
The developers claim that rezoning Long Bar to
mixed use, including a large hotel, convention center,
shops, office space, a large marina, new homes and
canals, dredging a deep canal from the Intracoastal
Waterway to Long Bar, destruction of seagrasses and
mangroves, turning other mangroves into hedges, and
the loss of habitat for baby fish, crabs and birds is good
for the county and the environment.
But manatees and mullet feed on the seagrass
of this shoreline and birds nest in the tall mangrove
branches.
The developers say that they will clean up farm
runoff spewing nitrogen, phosphate and other noxious
things into Sarasota Bay, but only if they get their way.
If they are currently polluting a public resource of local
and national significance, it should not take approval
of this project to compel them to pollute less.
They should clean up the mess now. Why should
we believe they will be better stewards of the land if
they get development approval?
Two weeks ago, I accompanied developer Carlos
Beruff onto the property. His truck wheels sank in the
muck in the uplands. Building this on land that won't
support a pickup truck in the rainy season is insanity.
I _',I_'I you join me in opposing the development
plans at the county commission meeting Aug. 6 at the
Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto.
Our way of life and the lives of many other crea-


tures depend on it.
Barbara Hines, Holmes Beach
Editor's note: The meeting was to take place after
The Islander went to press. For updates, go online to
www.islander.org.

Thanks Outfitters
It is with great appreciation that we thank AMI
Outfitters on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. For the first
time in the 83-year history of the Sarasota Tarpon Tour-
nament, anglers on Anna Maria Island had an official
reporting station and support office.
AMI Outfitters opened its doors to sweaty, smelly
tournament anglers seven days a week, making it easier
at the end of the fisher's sometimes 10-hour-a-day big
game hunt.
We're also proud to report that the number of
entries from our area was up significantly from last
year, although we compete within the boundaries of
north Anna Maria to Stump Pass a rather large body
of water to cover.
Two teams fromAnna Maria Island took seven top
awards, including the fly and ladies first-place divisions
and the two largest fish of the entire tournament, weigh-
ing about 160 and 170 pounds, measuring 42 and 43
inches respectively, were recorded by island anglers.
AMI Outfitters, your generosity is much appreci-
ated.
Thank you for stepping up to the plate and support-
ing the world's oldest all-release charity-driven tarpon
tournament, Sarasota Tarpon Tournament.
Rick and Kim Redd, Anna Maria and Tampa



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By Rick Catlin
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Former Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby, wife
Mary and canine friend Bailey are moving to Perico
Island, but will remain involved on the island through
Dogs for the Earth, a Holmes Beach company that
makes organic dog food.
Mike Selby said leaving Anna Maria is difficult,
but "the priorities in our lives are changing. It's time
to spend more time with family in North Carolina and
Georgia. We'll miss our friends in Anna Maria, but
we'll still be around the island as we work with the
business."
Mike Selby added that their home in the 800
block of North Shore Drive is too big for their pres-
ent needs.
The couple also will continue their volunteer and
philanthropic efforts on the island, Mary Selby said.
"We believe in being kind and giving, and we
have benefited greatly from our residency here," she
said.
Mike Selby was Anna Maria mayor from 2010 to
2012 and guided the city through a critical period in
its history. His election came following the first-ever
recall election of a city commissioner. It also was the
first-ever recall election in Manatee County, and the
first in Florida since the 1970s. Many city residents
credit his tenure as mayor with healing the division
the recall election produced.
Mary Selby said she and Mike became interested
in Dogs for the Earth after they observed the dramatic
benefits the organic food had for their dog, Bailey, and
other dogs whose owners they knew.
Mary Selby has joined the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce and attends networking func-
tions on behalf of the Dogs boutique and its dog food,
and also markets her health and wellness commitment
to Take Shape for Life.


She said she and her husband have always been
involved with the humane treatment of animals. She
is an animal handler at Mote Marine Laboratory in
Sarasota, and was on the board of directors of the local
humane society when the couple lived in San Diego.
Mary Selby said she and Mike have not yet made
the move to Perico, although they presently have an
offer on their Anna Maria home.


Former Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby with wife
Mary and Bailey at their Anna Maria residence.
The Selbys are planning a move to Perico Island.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


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Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox
reported more than 200 loggerhead turtle hatchlings
died at a Holmes Beach location in a disorientation with
lights caused by nearby city streets and homes. She said
of 317 confirmed hatchlings, no more than 100 found
their way to the water. Fox called on city officials to
enforce the turtle lighting ordinance.
Manatee County Marine Rescue Chief Jay Moyles
issued a warning to beachgoers along Anna Maria Island
that the stingray population had begun its annual migra-
tion along the Gulf of Mexico shore and swimmers
should use caution. Moyles said the best way to avoid
a ray's sting is to shuffle through the sand when wading.
He said he hear about more than 60 reports of rays sting-
ing humans the previous weekend at Fort DeSoto Park
in Tampa Bay.
A crew from the BBC and special effects expert
Phil Beck spent more than seven hours sinking a 23-foot
SeaRay boat offshore of the former Trader Jack's res-
taurant in the 900 block of Gulf Drive North in Braden-
ton Beach. The sinking was for a documentary to show
how eruptions of gas in the Bermuda Triangle might be
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Bradenton Beach works on pier lease requirements


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Emotions ran high Aug. 1 as Bradenton Beach offi-
cials debated lease requirements for the restaurant, kiosk
and harbor master's office on the Historic Bridge Street
Pier.
Commissioners previously agreed to a $5,500
monthly base rent plus 12 percent of the tenant's gross
revenues.
At the Aug. 1 city pier meeting, commissioners
revised the rent requirements somewhat by keeping the
$5,500 base rent and 12 percent of gross revenues, but
changed the 12 percent to sales revenue after the initial
$5,500 rent is met.
Commissioners came to an easy consensus on the
rent, but disagreements began almost immediately when
discussion turned to maintenance fees.
City attorney Ricinda Perry presented a draft lease
to commissioners asking the city to set a flat monthly
maintenance fee, as well a provision to cap any potential
capital improvement project cost to protect the tenants.
There was a lot of confusion on the city's part when
the former tenant, Rotten Ralph's restaurant, fell behind
on its rent. City officials then had a difficult time deter-
mining maintenance fees owed. The lease also included
a provision for the tenant to pay 40 percent of any capital
improvement projects.
That meant the prior tenant was responsible for 40
percent of the upcoming pier renovation project.
That lease, drafted and approved under a prior


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administration, was scrapped following Rotten Ralph's
departure after five years on the pier.
Perry's definition of common area includes the entire
pier, parking lot and boardwalk and that's where discus-
sion turned into disagreement.
Commissioner Gay Breuler voiced opposition to a
notion that maintenance for the entire pier should be the
tenant's responsibility.
She suggested with the rent and percentage the city
was seeking that maintenance fees be dropped from the
lease. The pier, she said, is something "we have to take
care of anyway."
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse noted that the main-
tenance fee was a contentious point for the previous
tenant.
"I don't think the concessionaire should be required
to share the maintenance cost for the entire pier," he said.
"People will go to the restaurant from the pier, but it's
not like a plaza parking lot where everybody shares in
the cost. The pier is the city's baby and responsibility."
Perry said a maintenance fee is a standard part of a
commercial property lease.
N 1) Ih\ lughl is that you can bring the number down,
but the parking lot is used mostly by the restaurant folks,"
said Perry. "There are a lot of expenses that do take
place."
Perry made a similar argument for the remainder of


the pier, but Breuler again disagreed.
"I don't think the pier belongs to the restaurant
people," said Breuler. "When you think of a tenant-land-
lord relationship, you pay your rent and maintenance is
figured into it."
Pier team facilitator-Police Chief Sam Speciale sug-
gested the common area be defined and that it should only
apply to the front of the restaurant, parking lot and front
boardwalk.
Special suggested the city take responsibility for 50
percent of the maintenance costs and split the remaining
50 percent between the three potential tenants.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said her fellow com-
missioners were not seeing the big picture.
"That's a prestigious piece of property with built-in
customers," she said. "If we get someone in there with
good food and good service, they will do fabulous. I think
we are shortchanging the city."
Vosburgh suggested the city not bear any mainte-
nance fees and to charge the restaurant 50 percent of
the cost with the other two tenants assuming 25 percent
each.
Breuler said if the entire pier is considered common
area, the city should bear 80 percent of the maintenance
cost with the remaining 20 percent divided between the
three tenants.
Commissioners continued the discussion for more
than an hour before conceding it was getting too com-
plicated.
Building official Steve Gilbert suggested that the
tenants be charged a base fee per square foot and capital
improvement projects be based on an assessment fee.
Commissioners agreed to the base fee per square
foot, but did not decide on how much. Any major projects
to the common area were suggested to be shared with the
city incurring 60 percent, the restaurant 20 percent and
the two remaining tenants at 10 percent each.
City officials did not yet define what the common
area includes, however, and none of the numbers are set
in stone until a final lease is approved.
Perry said the city just needs a starting point and
whoever wins the bid will be able to negotiate the final
lease before it is approved.
Gatehouse said the maintenance fee based on square
feet won't be decided until public works director Tom
Woodard submits an average monthly maintenance cost.
At that time, he said, the city will do the math in deter-
mining how much the costs are in relation to each entities
square footage.
The request for proposal was finalized Aug. 1 and
commissioners approved the RFP at an Aug. 2 city meet-
ing. The city can now begin receiving bids.


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ing proposals from qualified persons or entities
to enter into a Lease/Concessionaire Agreement
for operation and use of any or all of the follow-
ing facilities: fishing pier restaurant, harbormas-
ter office and bait shop. They are located on the
city owned-waterfront property at 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach, on Anna Maria Island.


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HB planners recommend restaurant parking restrictions


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Restaurant parking recently went back on the front
burner in Holmes Beach.
Parking requirements for restaurants, bars and assem-
bly facilities with fixed seating took another step closer
to becoming more restrictive for new businesses.
After being directed May 30 to draft an amendment
to the Holmes Beach parking ordinance, city planner Bill
Brisson presented his proposal to the planning commis-
sion July 31.
Commissioners, in a continued effort to address con-
gestion and parking issues, directed Brisson to reverse a
2010 decision that relaxed parking requirements from one
parking space for every three indoor seats to one space
for every five seats.
Based on his research of similar ordinances, Brisson
recommended four seats per parking space, but commis-
sioners were split on returning the ordinance back to its
original requirement of one space for every three indoor
seats.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino was the lone dis-
senter at the May work session, saying the change would
not make a difference in addressing parking. The com-
missioner noted that the 2010 change was to make the
city more business friendly.
While Brisson recommended four spaces for every
indoor seat, he said the city commission's u_'P'.liOn is
consistent with the city's comprehensive plan.
Planning commission member Gary Hickerson asked
how the amended ordinance would affect existing busi-
nesses, and Brisson replied it would not.
Commissioners suggested in May that the ordinance
would only apply to new businesses and those restau-
rants, bars and assembly areas existing now would be
grandfathered.
"Any business approved at one parking space per
five seats will be allowed to continue until such a time
the business expands or changes use," said Brisson.
Planning commission member Barbara Hines said
she agreed with the proposed change.
The problems facing the city now with people park-


ing at other businesses to patronize another business
"wouldn't have been an issue under the previous ordi-
nance. This problem wouldn't exist. I think it's consistent
with the plan and a sensible ordinance."
Planning commission chair Sue Normand asked if
the grandfather clause would remain with change of own-
ership.
Brisson said the commission never discussed adding
a sunset clause that would eliminate the grandfather
clause with a change of ownership, but added the plan-
ning commission has the authority to include a sunset
provision in its recommendation.
"In my opinion, I would like to do that," said Nor-
mand. The other members unanimously agreed.
Hickerson moved to accept and recommend the pro-
posed amendment with the addition of a sunset provi-


sion. Hines seconded the motion, which passed unani-
mously.
The city presently has no parking requirement for
outdoor seating at restaurants, although city commission-
ers in May discussed adding language that would set a
standard of one parking space per eight outdoor seats.
Commissioners Marvin Grossman and Judy Tits-
worth said they would like to see language amend the
ordinance to place restrictions on outdoor dining.
Brisson said parking requirement changes to outdoor
dining would be a change in the land development code
and suggested commissioners address the matter during
the LDC revision process.
The planning commission's recommendation will
come back before the city commission at a later meeting
for a vote.
Shark on the menu
and on Facebook
It's shark week on the Dis-
cover cable channel this
week. Fitting for the frenzy
S"of shark programming, area
". fishing guide Capt. (Ch,
Galati put Frank Agnelli
and Jake Martin into an
encounter Aug. 4 with a bull
shark. Both men fought the
shark, which was hooked
while fishing 50 miles off-
shore of Anna Maria Island
aboard the charter boat
Miss Anna Maria. Galati
estimated the catch would
weigh in at 300 pounds.
The shark ate a 20-pound
amberjack as it was reeled
to the surface. Look online
at www.islander.org for
a link to the video. Islander
Photo: Courtesy
(C, i, Galati


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The Manatee Players opens its first season in its new
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cast includes island teens Trina and Holly Rizzo.
The music, with a story set against the backdrop of
19th century France, will feature a cast of 49 perform-
ers.
Holly Rizzo will perform the role of Eponine and
sister Trina will appear in the ensemble cast.
The show will run liinoiughi \ng. 25 at the Manatee
Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Braden-
ton. Performance times vary 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 2
p.m.
For more information, call the box office at 941-748-
5875.


Energy, motivation and goals will be discussed
during a free health class at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
14, at Vitamin Seas Health Foods, 3228 E. Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach.
An announcement from health and wellness coach
Alec Grae said, "Join us as we discuss how to create
abundant i i .'\ in our daily lives, allowing us to enjoy
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Making plans...
Getting ready for the 2013-14 season?
The Islander encourages publicists for local groups to send
2013-14 calendars to calendar@islander.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 7
6 p.m. Mana-Tweens Book Club meeting for youth ages
8-12, with registration required. Information: 941-778-6341.
8:16 p.m. Official sunset time.

Thursday, Aug. 8
8:15 p.m. Official sunset time.

Friday, Aug. 9
2 p.m. Alzheimer's Association caregiver group meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-6341
8:14 p.m. Official sunset time.

Saturday, Aug. 10
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
10 a.m. Origami club meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341
8:13 p.m. Official sunset time.

Sunday, Aug. 11
8:12 p.m. Official sunset time.

Monday, Aug. 12
8:11 p.m. Official sunset time.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-


ppenmngs


Bradenton theater presents
Music and Movies
The Manatee Performing Arts Center is hosting
Music and Movies programs.
The schedule includes a showing of "Chicago," the
musical, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Before the film, at
6 p.m., the theater will host a cabaret with "sultry jazz
singers."
The theater will screen "The Birdcage" at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15. Before the show, drag queen Beneva
Fruitville will star in a cabaret.
The theater is at 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Admission is free.
For more information, call the theater at 941-748-
5875.

Island Players to
host open playhouse
The Island Players community theater will host an
open house 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.
The nonprofit group also will host backstage and
onstage tours of the playhouse, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria.
Organizers hope to draw an audience and possibly
some volunteers for the 2013-14 season, which will be
discussed in a presentation by Island Players directors at
3 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the theater at 941-778-
6878.


behind us."
Grae says participants will take away "specific
strategies and tools that can be implemented immedi-
ately to get results."
The program is part of an ongoing wellness
series.
Due to limited seating, reservations with the store
are required by calling 941-778-5015.


794-8044.
8:10 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
8:10 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Ongoing
Through Aug. 31, Bradenton Marauders regular season base-
ball, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies.
Information: 941-747-3031.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
941-708-6130.
First Wednesdays and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book
and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318.
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-746-4131.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meets, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from
Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., sunset drum circle, Anna Maria
Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-0784.
Saturday, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breath-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Weekends, through Oct. 20, ranger-led kayak tours, De Soto
National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton.
Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105.
Monday, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15
p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meets, Fisherman's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W, Cortez. Informa-
tion: 941-254-4972.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,


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The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will meet at
noon Tuesday, Aug. 13, for lunch and a conversation.
The scheduled guest is Mark Latham, Manatee
County Mosquito Control District director.
The club meets every Tuesday at the BeachHouse
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Foundation's Zone 34, delivers a letter to Michael
Northfield of the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club. Lowe
visited the club July 29 to thank members for their
financial contributions in 2012-13. The islanders had
a per capital contribution of more than $1,000 for the
fiscal year. Islander Courtesy Photo

Author Dorsey to speak at
Island Library
Bestselling author Tim Dorsey will sign copies of his
book and participate in a question-and-answer session at
the Island Library in August.
The event at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will take place at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
Dorsey, who resides in Tampa with his family and is
a former reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune, has
published 16 novels: "Florida Roadkill," "Hammerhead
Ranch Motel," "Orange Crush," "Triggerfish Twist,"
"The Stingray Shuffle," "Cadillac Beach," "Torpedo
Juice," "The Big Bamboo," "Hurricane Punch," "Atomic
Lobster," "Nuclear Jellyfish," "Gator A-Go-Go," "Elec-
tric Barracuda," "When Elves Attack," "Pineapple Gre-
nade" and "The Riptide Ultra-Glide."
For more, call 941-748-5555, ext. 6308.


Drawing the blues
Mary GrandPre, the illustrator for the American edi-
tions of the Harry Potter books, signed on for a second
year to create the poster for the Bradenton Blues Fes-
tival. Proceeds from sales of the limited-edition poster
and original artwork will benefit the festival's youth
outreach programs, including Blues in the Schools. The
festival is Dec. 7 in downtown Bradenton. For more
information, go online to www.realizebradenton.com.

Charity paddleboard racing
set for causeway
The Palma Sola Causeway will be the site of a char-
ity paddleboard relay race for first responders Saturday,
Sept. 7.
The relay's host is FireSUP SUP as in stand-up
paddleboarding operated by Laura Broome, husband
Keith Broome and Jared Firestine.
Laura Broome is an Air Force veteran and former
police office. Keith Broome also is an Air Force veteran.
And Firestine is a former EMT.
"So we're extremely interested in supporting the
first responder community," said Laura Broome, in an
announcement for the event.
She said the relay a first-responder tournament
will feature 15-20 teams of police, fire, EMTs and
military personnel who will compete for trophies and
bi .--in,- rights.
Organizers also will be selling T-shirts at the event,
which is a fundraiser for Firehouse Subs Public Safety
Foundation in remembrance of Sept. 11.
FireSUP Inc. offers paddleboard rentals and also
training through a program called PaddleFit that, accord-
ing to the company's website, "combines outdoor fitness
with stand-up paddle training."
For more information, go online to www.firesup.com
or call Laura Broome at 941-705-1447.


Fest organizers put call out to vintage boat owners


Organizers of the Nov. 2 Sarasota Bay Water Fes-
tival are seeking the participation of boat owners with
vintage or "unique" crafts to help highlight the boating
history of the Manatee-Sarasota area.
The festival will take place at Ken Thompson Park


BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-794-8044.

Coming up
Aug. 19, Manatee public school starts.
Aug. 20, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Small
Business Development Expo.

Save the date
Sept. 2 is Labor Day.


on City Island across New Pass from the south end
of Longboat Key.
Boat enthusiasts and collectors interested in par-
ticipating should contact festival representative Bryan
Moore at bryan@triple3marketing.com.


Sept. 23, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf
Tournament.
Oct. 18-19, Bayfest.

Calendar announcements
Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org.
Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief
description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for
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Island Photo: Courtesy Lynn Orlando

Island restaurant to host
2nd benefit for injured boy
The Island Gourmet Grill, 5910 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will host a benefit to raise money to pay
medical bills for a 12-year-old boy injured while vaca-
tioning in Colorado.
Joey Thiel, an Anna Maria Elementary School
graduate in 2012, will attend King Middle School once
he completes months of rehabilitation after suffering a
broken neck and crushed larynx in an biking accident
while vacationing out west with family.
Friends of Joey Tyler Pearson and Zach Fer-
nandes are organizing the car wash and cookout at
the Holmes Beach restaurant. They also plan to have a
lemonade stand and bake sale, and will place a donation
jar at the restaurant.
The event will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.
For more information, call Lynn Orlando at the res-
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14 0 AUG. 7, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

Holmes Beach readies to resume Mainsail mediation


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti announced
that mediation efforts between the city and the Mainsail
development team will continue at 9 a.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 4, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The announcement comes after a contentious July 23
city meeting where commissioners ultimately agreed to
continue with mediation, but disagreed on where to draw
a line that could end the ongoing dispute.
Commissioners voted 3-2 in March to revoke the
Mainsail site plan for the property near Gulf and Marina
drives, which prompted Mainsail attorney Robert Lincoln
in April to file a petition for relief from the city.
An encouraging first round of mediation ensued June
21, but it was apparent in July that contentions remain
among the three commissioners opposing the site plan.
Commissioner Judy Titsworth a resident of Sun-
rise Lane that borders the development site on the east
- argued that the city is on more stable footing concern-
ing negotiations with Mainsail and wants to see more
concessions made by the developer.
Mainsail made several concessions in June, including


eliminating one building and reducing
the size of another, as well as agreeing
to work with Sunrise Lane residents
over a disputed right to use the road
for emergency vehicle access to the
property.
Titsworth Titsworth said it's not enough, but
7. agreed to continue mediation. Commis-

\ said the city did the right thing in revok-
x ing the site plan and he wants Mainsail
to start from scratch and develop a plan
J that complies with current city codes.
Grossman Commission Chair Jean Peelen and
Commissioner David Zaccagnino sup-
port working with Mainsail to improve the site plan.
Commissioner Marvin Grossman led the charge to
revoke the site plan, but appeared to be open to compro-
mise at the July city meeting. He then drew a line in the
sand and made it clear that the city would not be bullied.
As the city moves forward with mediation, Titsworth
circulated an email outlining her goals for the process.
"Being that two of the commissioners and the mayor
don't seem to want to offer recommendations, but would


AM-HB police consolidation cuts AM cost, coverage
By Rick Catlin and noon-12 a.m. "Coverage will entail one officer
Islander Reporter per zone with all zones supervised by a sergeant, both
A proposal by Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel shifts," he wrote.
Monti to have the Holmes Beach Police Department Anna Maria Commissioner Nancy Yetter said she
assume law enforcement responsibilities for Anna would not be in favor of Holmes Beach patrolling
Maria would lower Anna Maria's annual budget by Anna Maria.
$150,000 for the contract's first year. At the same time, "It just doesn't sound like a good deal for our
police coverage in Anna Maria would be reduced. city," she said.
Monti's proposal for law enforcement services Yetter noted that under Monti's proposal, Anna
calls for $485,000 from Anna Maria the first year of Maria would be losing one of two officers for daily
the contract, followed by annual increases of 6 per- coverage, in addition to Davis. The initial savings
cent, reaching $612,301 in the fifth year. would not be worth the lost coverage, or the city
Anna Maria presently contracts with the Manatee losing control of its law enforcement department, she
County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement and the added.
proposed contract for 2013-14 is about $615,000. Yetter also noted beach coverage was not men-
Monti's proposal would put one police officer in tioned in Monti's proposal.
Anna Maria during any 24-hour period. "All things considered, I'm happy with the
Anna Maria presently has two MCSO deputies on MCSO coverage, the cost and that we have some
duty 6 a.m.-1 a.m. And Sgt. Paul Davis, the substation control over law enforcement," Yetter said.
supervisor, is on duty at least five days per week. One The commissioner said she would, however,
MCSO deputy is on patrol 1 a.m.-6 a.m. welcome public input on the proposal.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn declined to com- SueLynn entered discussion with Monti about
ment on the proposal, saying it should first be dis- police consolidation at the direction of the commis-
cussed by commissioners. sion following a 'iu''.linii from Commissioner
Under Monti's proposal, the two cities would be Gene Aubry.
divided into zones, with Anna Maria encompassing Aubry said he had not had a chance to review
one zone. Monti said shifts would be 12 a.m.-noon Monti's proposal.






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Everything must go!

(including the kitchen sink)


When: Saturday, August 10

Time: 9:00am 2:00pm

Where: 807 N. Shore, Anna Maria

DetallS: Fully furnished rental home. Everything must go before
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like to provide Mainsail with a list of items to shoot for, I
have taken it upon myself to offer some u'_'., li,,n, that
I feel are important in making this project conform more
to our land development code," Titsworth wrote.
Titsworth, Monti and city attorney Patricia Petruff
are representing the city at the mediation meetings. Monti
does not have a vote on the dais, but also supports moving
forward with Mainsail.
Titsworth calls for all setback requirements to be met
in regards to any building considered three stories, and
for a portion of the building proposed on the spit of land
next to the basin to be removed.
Mainsail already agreed to remove the building on
the spit, but part of Building B remains there.
Titsworth said an exception to setbacks as a city con-
cession would be Building C, if space for a landscape
buffer can be included on the canal.
Mainsail wants to raise the height of the proposed
lodge from two stories to three in order to recoup some of
the units lost by eliminating Building A from the spit.
In order to do so, Mainsail would need a height vari-
ance, but Titsworth is opposed to the trade off.
"The code is to be followed and interpreted with
regards to height restrictions as measured from the crown
of the road," she wrote.
Titsworth also is calling for an increase in setback
between commercial and residential units along Sunrise
Lane and that no balconies or entrances for buildings on
Sunrise Lane would face the road.
While both sides have agreed to renew mediation,
either party may conclude negotiations at any time and
ask that Phase 2 of the magistrate process begin.
If that happens, negotiations conclude and a quasi-
judicial hearing will take place. The special magistrate will
take evidence and testimony and render an opinion.
If both parties agree to the special magistrate's deci-
sion, the matter is resolved. If not, either party can file a
lawsuit in circuit court to appeal the decision.

Clarification
In The Islander edition of July 17, a story reported
Holmes Beach resident Andy Sheridan commented at the
July 9 city meeting on traffic resulting from the July 4
holiday.
Mr. Sheridan wishes to clarify that he does not speak
for his employer, Manatee County Area Transit.
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Turtle nesting, hatching season precautions needed


During the season of sea turtle nesting and hatching
turtles on the beaches, which began May 1 and continues
through Oct. 31, state officials, scientists and volunteers
along Florida coastlines work to collect data and protect
the animals.
The turtles' protectors encourage local residents and
volunteers to follow a list of seasonal precautions.
Do:
Remain quiet and observe from a distance if you
encounter a nesting turtle.
Shield or turn off outdoor lights visible on the beach
from May-October.


Turtle watch volunteer Amy Trytek came upon this
mother turtle at dawn July 9 at Bean Point in Anna
Maria leaving her nest for the Gulf of Mexico.


Close drapes after dark.
Fill in holes on the beach that may entrap hatchlings
on their way to the water.
Place trash in its proper place.
Remove beach chairs and other items from the
beach from sunset to sunrise.
Federal and state laws and city ordinances on Anna
Maria Island protect sea turtles.
Codes mandate lights out along the beach during
the season and prohibit activity that might disrupt turtles
from sunset to sunrise.
Codes require the removal of items such as beach
chairs, umbrellas, cabanas, personal watercraft and boats
that may interfere with turtles crawling on the sands.
A female loggerhead will drop 80-120 eggs into a
single nest, which hatches in about 60 days, although
incubation time depends on temperature. The hotter the
sand around the nest, the faster the embryos develop.
On their first outing, hatchlings typically swim sev-
eral miles offshore where they find Sargasso habitat and
currents that they may ride for several years before ven-


turning into the near-shore waters that are home to juvenile
loggerheads.
On the shore, artificial lighting can disorient both
adult nesting turtles and hatchlings. The hatchlings,
already vulnerable to beach predators, can lose their way
to the water and quickly die.
On natural beaches, the hatchlings emerge from their
nests at night and use the twinkle of stars and moonlight
reflecting on the water to orientate themselves. Artificial
lighting can lure the hatchlings in the wrong direction
and ultimately to death, either by dehydration, as prey
or crushed by human activity.
AMITW can be reached at 941-778-5638.
The public is asked to report potential code violations
by calling one of the following:
Holmes Beach code enforcement-police department
at 941-708-5804.
Anna Maria code enforcement department at 941-
708-6132, ext. 29.
Bradenton Beach code enforcement department at
941-778-1005, ext. 218.

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and trash and filling in
holes in the sand before
nightfall during sea
turtle nesting season.
Harrington House is
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Community vegetable garden grows on Pine Avenue


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Pedestrians walking Anna Maria's Pine Avenue can
now pick vegetables along the way.
An idea proposed several years ago by Pine Avenue
Restoration LLC principals Ed Chiles and Mike Cole-
man to gardener and landscape expert Mike Miller to
beautify Pine Avenue in Anna Maria has grown into the
Merchants Community Gardens.
Miller presented the first of many grow containers
to the public Aug. 1 near the southwest corner of the
Pine Avenue-Crescent Drive intersection, where veg-
etable plants are thriving and producing in the heat of
a Florida summer, Miller said.
When he was first approached by Coleman with the
idea, Miller said he thought he could do more than just
keep Pine Avenue beautiful. He thought about growing
vegetables, but some research was needed because many
vegetables don't thrive in Florida's hot summers.
"It started as a simple idea, but somehow it just
grew into growing edible vegetables along a main street
of a city," Miller said.
He found a nonprofit organization based in Pinellas
County that grows organic vegetables at its North Fort
Myers farm and their plants thrive in the summer
heat. The organization, ECHO, also sells seeds and
plants to the public to finance its mission sending
their harvest to third-world countries at no cost.
He also obtained organic soil from ECHO that helps
ensure healthy plant growth and renews the nutrients
from the plants in the soil, Miller said.
"The vegetables they grow come from around the
world," Miller said. "And I realized we could grow
the vegetables in boxes and, when ripe, have the mer-
chants give them away to customers or eat them them-
selves."
With financial backing from PAR, Miller obtained
seeds from ECHO and placed planter boxes at stores
that rent PAR commercial spaces on Pine Avenue.
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The plants are native to Florida and non-native vari-
eties, because ECHO has success with some non-native
plants that grow in the tropical and sub-tropical climates
of many third-world countries, Miller said.
One native vegetable is the Seminole pumpkin that
the Native American Seminole tribes grew and ate as
part of their summer diet, Miller said.
Other produce includes okra, moringa, Malabar
spinach and edible hibiscus. Miller said Malabar spin-
ach is one of the best vegetables in the world because
it can purify water, its seeds are edible along with the
plant, and it grows year-round.
Miller plans to rotate the crops during the winter
season to include broccoli, tomatoes and other seasonal
vegetables.


Mike Miller, right,
discusses the Mer-
chants Community
Gardens on Pine
Avenue in Anna
Maria, and the
harvest produced
in boxes that were
planted in May. The
planter boxes, spon-
sored by local mer-
chants, are dedicated
to growing vegetables
for use at businesses
and by anyone who
wants to pick and
enjoy them. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin




Vegetable boxes also are located at 210, 212, 306,
308 and 313 Pine Ave.
Miller said the Merchants Community Gardens is
in keeping with the Pine Avenue slogan of "Greenest
Little Main Street in America" and growing food along
a main street will help promote the theme.
Miller said other merchants on Anna Maria Island
can sign up for a box, too. Meanwhile, he's making rou-
tine inspections as the vegetables grow and he informs
the sponsoring merchants when the vegetables are ripe
and ready to harvest.
Miller said he's enjoyed this project so much he's
even planted some of the summer vegetables at his
house. The ones that have ripened so far are delicious,
he said.
For more information on the garden, call Miller
941-778-6907.


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Bradenton, twirls on the
arm of fellow bluegrass
music fan Stephanie
Collett during the Aug.
3 bluegrass festival
on Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach. The
festival attracted a
large crowd to savor the
tastes of summer: Beer,
barbecue and bluegrass
music. Islander Photos:
Mark Young


Summer fun
by the slice
Re.id Gerardi, 11, and Allie
(iannotti, 9, work their
/'zza dough at Vinny and
Cheryl's Italian Kitchen,
3/14 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The kids received a cook-
i, g lesson July 26 from
. ief Vinny Esposito in his
r staurant kitchen. Islander
Photos: Courtesy Missy
(Gerardi


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kitchen as their pizza
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18 E AUG. 7, 2013 U THE ISLANDER
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West Bradenton vet survived

WWII POW camp
Paul Burbacher of west Bradenton and formerly of
Holmes Beach remembers Dec. 7, 1941, as if it were
yesterday.
He and his family were listening to the radio at home
that Sunday in Fostoria, Ohio, when the announcer broke
in to say the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor.
\ly parents said this was war, and my mother wor-
ried that me and my two brothers would be drafted.
But everybody wanted to join the military after Pearl
Harbor," Burbacher recalled.
After graduating from high school in June 1942,
Paul attempted to join the U.S. Army Air Corps, but was
turned down because he is colorblind. He was drafted
into the U.S. Army in February 1943 and trained as
"cannon fodder" for the infantry, he said.
After training, he sailed to Casablanca, Morocco,
with the 36th Infantry Division, the famed Texas Divi-
sion that WWII hero Audie Murphy fought in.
The fighting in Africa ended in May and Burbach-
er's unit trained for the invasion of Italy. It landed near
Salerno on Sept. 9, 1943, with Burbacher a corporal and
assistant squad leader. The next day, while rounding a
rock formation, Burbacher's squad sergeant was killed
by a German patrol.
"He was shot in the back. They didn't even give
him a chance to surrender. It was the first dead person
I ever saw." Burbacher would see many more as the
Army attempted to move through Italy's mountains and
canyons.
The Army's advance stalled at Monte Cassino and
the Rapido River. Burbacher's unit was ordered to cross
the river in collapsible boats, but the effort was a disas-
ter.
"We couldn't cross because the fire was so heavy.
A lot of guys got blown up trying." Burbacher and his
men eventually crossed on a pontoon bridge but by then,
the company, normally 215 men, was down to 90 sol-
diers.
"We ran out of ammo and I found a German rifle to
fire. We captured three prisoners, and I guess we treated
them a little rough."
A few minutes later, the Germans counterattacked
and Burbacher's squad was captured. He was wounded,
but not severely. He and his men become prisoners of
war and were treated with surprising decency, he said.
"They were regular German Army, not the SS, who
probably would have beaten us up or worse," he said.
The POWs were trucked to Rome, then were taken
by railroad to Stalag 4B near Hammerstein in Poland.
"We were in the Polish corridor near Danzig. From
the prisoners, 25 were selected to go to the village of


Veteran Paul Burbacher serves as grand marshall in
a Memorial Day parade in west Bradenton.


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World War II veteran and west Bradenton resident
Paul Burbacher survived nearly two years as a
German prisoner of war. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Grossendorf to work on a farm. I spoke a little German,
so I was made the POW officer-in-charge. I was under a
German blacksmith who didn't much care for the Nazis.
We were able to trade with him for food and cigarettes,"
Burbacher recalled.
N ly blacksmith had two daughters and a son, and
the son was missing in action in Romania. One day, an
SS officer walked by and gave the 'Heil Hitler' salute.
The blacksmith gave a very quiet 'Heil Hitler,' but did
not salute. I asked him why, and he said he wasn't a
very good Nazi."
The SS was the Schutzstaffel, men who wore all-
black uniforms and swore complete loyalty to Adolf
Hitler and his beliefs, Burbacher recalled.
He remembered there was a small school near the
farm for German girls. Burbacher learned the young
women at the school were being prepared to become
wives of SS men and good German mothers. They
would spend one year at the school, then were sent to
SS locations. Burbacher said the idea was sickening to
him, and it got worse.
One day, the Germans discovered one of the POWs
was a Jew.
"He was taken away by the SS and we never saw
him again. I'm sure he didn't survive the war," Bur-
bacher said.
"That's how the Nazis treated Jews and others who
didn't fit their ideas of a master race. It made me realize
why we were fighting."
The POWs received Red Cross ration boxes every
two weeks and used that food to survive, or trade with
the blacksmith's family for other items. As the war got
worse for the Germans, the Red Cross packages arrived
less frequently.
The innovative GIs managed to make a still out of
bottles, raisins and sugar, but one day the SS captain
found the still and used his pistol to destroy it. That was
a sad day for the POWs, Burbacher remembered.
And there was almost no news of the war, although
Burbacher and his men sensed the Germans were losing
because there was no fuel the German army was
moving '\ .l) i thing by horse and wagon.
"One day, we began to hear artillery. We could tell
from the different sounds some of it was Russian guns
firing."
The Germans had no intention of falling into Rus-
sian hands. They began marching the POWs to another
stalag inside Germany.
"By now, there's about 1,000 POWs. We began to
march west. I was pretty healthy because of the black-
smith, but some guys were in bad shape and fell behind.
On occasion, when that happened, the SS guards would
go back to the man. We would hear shots, then the
guards would return, but without the prisoner. The SS
were a lot different than the regular German Army."
The march began in February 1945 and lasted 63
days, Burbacher said. "I lost a lot of weight by the time
we reached the Elbe River." Burbacher knew the U.S.
Army was on the other side, but the Germans refused
to release them.
That night there was a hard freeze and one of Bur-
bacher's pals, Nick Ernest, was bleeding badly. Bur-
bacher bribed the guards with six packs of cigarettes to
take Ernest to a doctor, but the guard insisted on waiting
until morning. Ernest did not survive the night.
On April 12, 1945, Burbacher and the other POWs
were inside some barns when the camp was suddenly


Triple header
July 29 at the Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, brought three guests celebrat-
ing birthdays on the day: Cathy Brennan of Anna
Maria and New Jersey, left, Norm Ogan of Trea-
sure Island and New Orleans, center, and the Rev.
Ron Joseph of Bradenton. Behind the bar is maitre
d'Dave Klingler. Later in the week, N.Y Yankee
player Alex Rodriguez made an appearance.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


surrounded by U.S. soldiers, who opened fire.
"They were firing at the German guards and didn't
know the POWs were inside. But it sure was wonderful
to see U.S. troops. We knew we were going to somehow
survive and be free shortly."
The next day, the Germans arranged a 30-minute
truce and the POWs scrambled to get across the Elbe,
as did some German soldiers.
"The Germans wanted to escape into U.S. hands
and didn't want to get caught by the Russians. They
knew what would happen to them if the Russians took
them prisoner."
After the POWs were out of the barns, U.S. troops
leveled the buildings with artillery and machine-gun
fire.
The following day, Burbacher was flown to Le
Havre, France, along with some British soldiers who
had been POWs since Dunkirk in 1940. They eventually
reached England.
"I was happy to be alive, and they were ecstatic
after five years in the camps," he said.
Burbacher returned to the United States by ship,
but he was not discharged because he could not eat
properly after being nearly starved to death in the POW
camp. The former POWs were sent to an army post near
Fostoria, his home city.
While at the camp, two soldiers died as a result of
the starvation.
"It's sad. They were so close to making it,"
Brubacher said.
Burbacher was eventually discharged and returned
home. He went back to his job at Union Carbide. He
was married in June 1945. He and his wife of 63 years
have one son, one daughter, two grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
"I was one of the lucky ones. I wasn't a hero, but
the blacksmith kept me alive with the extra food he
gave me. I might not have made it but for him. To me,
the heroes are the guys who didn't come back, like my
sergeant, and all the others who sacrificed their lives so
we could win.
"I still remember the guys from the camp. They
were the best friends I ever made. I still stay in touch
with them, even though there are fewer of us every
year.
Burbacher occasionally gives talks to school-age
children on WWII and his experiences, but says his
eyes tear up remembering lost friends. He said he wants
to make sure the current generation knows about the
sacrifices others made for their liberty.
"I don't give as many talks as I used to because I'm
getting too old." Burbacher said tears come to his eyes
remembering his buddies and the camps. .
"I am proud of my service and that I was one of the
lucky ones who came back. I wouldn't take $1 million
for the experience, and I'm glad I got through. It made
me appreciate the sacrifice of all those who didn't come
back."
Paul Burbacher is a proud member of the Greatest
Generation.
The Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation
columns are written about World War II and Korean
War veterans of any Allied country. If you are a veteran
of those wars, or served during that time, please contact
Rick Catlin at 941-778-7978.




THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 7, 2013 0 19


Island police blotter
Anna Maria
July 29, 800 block of North Shore Drive, lost prop-
erty. A complainant reported his boat missing. He told law
enforcement he anchored the vessel shortly after midnight
and about four hours later discovered it missing. He was
uncertain if it had been stolen or if it had drifted away
with the tide. The vessel was located later that morning
on a nearby beach.
July 26, 800 block of North Shore Drive, burglary.
A front door of a house was damaged when someone
attempted to gain entry. Further investigation revealed
the suspect then went to the rear of the home and gained
entry by breaking a window. Four TVs with a total value
of $2,500 were reported stolen.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
July 21, 4400 block of 125th Street, trespass warn-
ing. A complainant reported a friend of her son's opened
the door to her home and yelled for her son. She became
upset and told him to leave. The suspect backed out of
the house and said he was told to come in and yell for
his friend if no one answered the door. The son was
not home to verify the suspect's story at the time of the










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 you' re
looking for, because they are stocked with items you
won't find anywhere else. Plus, it feels good to shop
local and buy local.
Giving Back in Holmes Beach offers new mer-
chandise every week. And remember, when shop-
ping at Giving Back, you get awesome deals and
give back proceeds go to local charities.
At Steff's Stuff, it's 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 she's open
daily. Check out the great selection at 5380 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
The girls at Retro Rosie's and Cobweb's
Antiques & More beat the heat with end-of-sum-
mer deals! Cobweb's is offering 20 percent off all
indoor and outdoor furniture. Retro Rosie is
running a menswear sale. She has select vintage ties


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Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Reports not available.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County S/i, i rf's Office.


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Warning:
Tow zone
The Holmes Beach
Police Depart-
ment continues to
strengthen enforce-
ment of illegal
parking. New signs
were installed in
July approaching
the beach along
the north side of
Manatee Avenue
West. Police Chief
Bill Tokajer said
enforcement of the
tow-away zone
started this month.
Islander Photo:
Mark Young


Island watch
To report information on a felony crime, call
Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
To report information on island crime, call the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Anna Maria substa-
tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-778-
6311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5804.






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for $5, men' s shirts and jackets are 20 percent off, and
men's slacks are 35 percent off! Bring your boys and
men and get ready for fall!
Tide and Moon on Pine Avenue is another must-
do. There's no better way to remember paradise than
the Anna Maria Island Pearl Pendant handcrafted by
Laura Shely only available at Tide and Moon. T&M
also has an end-of-summer sale, offering 25 percent
off the purchase of one stone pendant thru Aug. 14..
What a Find! is a fabulous quality consignment
shop where customers say they find just what they're



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Quality clothing, purses & accessories,
furniture, kitchenwares and
old Florida-style decor. What a find!
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looking for. With more than 1,000 consignors and
daily appointments for more, the shop is constantly
changing. You'll soon say, "Wow, What a find!"
Community Thrift Shop re-opens Aug. 12,
which means you' ve got to plan ahead. You' 11 want to
get in to start saving before the fall shopping season
and thrifty makeovers begin for home and vacation
rentals.
And don't forget to say, "The Islander sent me."


CommUnity
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Large selection of
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20 0 AUG. 7, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

Bradenton Beach OKs kayak rentals at cafe


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Public comment at an Aug. 1 Bradenton Beach city
meeting was mostly split between supporting and oppos-
ing a special exception permit for Kayak Jack's to operate
next to the Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N.
Owner Jack Glennon received a recommendation of
approval from the planning and zoning board in June, but
with several stipulations.
Hours of operation were limited to 8 a.m.-4 p.m., no
more than eight vessels could be displayed, signage was
limited and operations were required to be at least 25 feet
from Gulf Drive.
The business also will be required to remain mobile,
meaning Glennon will have to pack up and remove his
equipment, signs and kiosk at the end of each day.
Other stipulations included limiting vessels to 21 feet
and Glennon will have to park his vehicle at the back of
the parking lot across the street from the cafe.
Glennon said the business is designed to be mobile,
his bip'._'I.,I kayak is 12 feet and he took no issue with the


Christmas in July celebrated
Santa Claus poses with a fan for a photo op during
a July 27 visit to Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach,
where the Anna Maria Island Privateers joined the
Drift In bar's Christmas in July event. The Privateers
brought their holiday sleigh, hoping to raise money to
defray costs of a an ongoing lawsuit over ownership of
the sleigh-trailer. Islander Photo: Mark Young


other stipulations set forth by the P&Z board.
City planner Alan Garrett said the request was con-
sistent with allowable uses and emphasized that the busi-
ness rents only non-motorized craft, such as kayaks and
paddle boards.
Public opposition to the business is based largely
on concerns of increased traffic congestion and parking
problems at the cafe.
Safety concerns and a lack of open public beach near
the cafe were also expressed.
Kayak Jack's employee Jill Tyson said both she and
Glennon grew up around the water and safety of children
and swimmers is a focus of their business.
"As far as safety concerns go, us being on the beach
means more eyes are on the beach watching for prob-
lems," said Tyson. "We are both very concerned with
safety. All the vessels have life jackets and whistles and
we provide instructions and give lessons."
Tyson said parking and traffic is something the island
faces every day and a small kiosk operation won't have
a negative impact.
Glennon said that during his three-day trial run, "I
didn't park a single vehicle. All of the business is Gulf
Drive Cafe patrons or beach walkups."
Mitch Ladewski countered by saying the cafe is
"growing and growing. The main thing is there is too
much going at the Gulf Drive Cafe and we need to put a
stop to it."
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh agreed saying Glen-
non's proposal is a good one, but she didn't want to take
a chance on increasing the stress on nearby residents.
"I'm concerned about the traffic on Gulf Drive," she
said. "It's not fair to the citizens and it's time we started
thinking about our citizens. We' ve lost 20 percent of our
citizens in the last 10 years."
Vosburgh indicated the reason may be because the
island is becoming more of an area designed for tourists
rather than residents.
"For the safety and welfare of the community, it's
not a good idea at this location," she said. "There is no
convincing me and I will always vote 'no' on this."
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said he can see both
sides of the issue, but doubts a kayak kiosk with eight
vessels will contribute to the area's congestion.
But Gatehouse asked to limit access to the Gulf Drive
Cafe easement and for a trial period to determine if the
business negatively impacts traffic.


Glennon agreed, but requested time "to grow the
business sufficiently."
The city attorney drafted a temporary special excep-
tion permit beginning Aug. 1 and ending Dec. 31, at
which time Glennon will need to return to the commis-
sion for approval to continue.
The permit and stipulations passed 3-1. Vosburgh
voted no. Vice Mayor Ed Straight was absent with
excuse.


Obituaries

DeAnn Davis
DeAnn Davis, 72, of Bradenton, died July 28. She
was born in Pontiac, Mich., and moved to Bradenton in
1975 from Tampa.
Mrs. Davis was an Anna Maria Elementary School
teacher, having retired from AME in 2010 after 34 years
of teaching. She was active in the Man-
atee Education Association. She was
a member of Faith United Methodist
Church in Bradenton.
A celebration of life will be held
at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Faith
Davis United Methodist Church, 603 11th
St. W., Bradenton. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Anna Maria Elementary-Parent
Teacher Organization, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, Bra-
denton, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may
be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her son, James R. Jr. and
wife Beth of Bradenton; daughter Helen E. and husband
Eric King of Bradenton; one brother; three sisters; and
four grandchildren, Caitlin, Jamie, Kiley and Dalton.

Alfred Herman Hoblitzell
Alfred Herman Hoblitzell, 94, of Holmes Beach, for-
merly of Charleston, W.Va., died July 26. He was born
Sept. 2, 1918, in Wheeling, W.Va., to the late Alfred and
Alma Bauman Hoblitzell.
Mr. Hoblitzell, nicknamed "Bun," grew up in Wheel-
ing and graduated in 1936 from Linsly Military Insti-
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tute. He attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., and
received a bachelor of science degree in architectural
engineering in 1940.
He married Phyllis Holz of Charleston June 14,
1941.
Mr. Hoblitzell was a veteran of World War II, serv-
ing as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers in the
European Theater, participating in the invasion of south-
ern France and with Patton' s 3rd Army in the invasion of
Sicily.
In 1947 he joined the firm of Greife and Daley Archi-
tects in Charleston, that later became Hoblitzell and Asso-
ciates. He retired in 1985 and moved with his wife to
Anna Maria Island.
He was a member of the American Institute of Archi-
tects and served as a past president of the West Virginia
chapter of AIA. Additionally, he was a member of the
Charleston Rotary Club, the Edgewood Country Club, St.
John's Episcopal Church, Key Royale Club, Bradenton
Country Club and served on the Holmes Beach Code
Enforcement Board.
Services were Aug. 1 at St. John's Episcopal Church
in Charleston, W.Va. Arrangements were by Barlow Bon-
sall Funeral Home. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park,
South Charleston, W.Va.
Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hos-
pice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238 or online at
www.tidewell.org.
Mr. Hoblitzell is survived by his wife of 72 years,
Phyllis; daughters Patricia and husband John) Dixon of
Albany, Ga., Sally and husband Brian Spears of Royal
Palm Beach, Fla.; daughter-in-law Linda of Glen Ellyn,
Ill.; grandchildren Scott Dixon of Albany, Ga., Allison and
husband Matt Davis of Newnan, Ga., Chris of Lisle, Ill.,
Melissa of Naperville, Ill., and Alex Spears of Royal Palm
Beach, Fla.; great-grandchildren Miles Davis and Lily
Davis of Newnan, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
Obituaries are provided as a free service in The
Islander newspaper to residents and family of resi-
dents, both past and present, and to those people with
ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style
and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are
available by calling 941-778-7978.


DOT eases fears of
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County officials and many Cortez residents
have expressed concern that a new high-rise bridge might
destroy Cortez. Earlier this month, officials with the
Florida Department of Transportation put some of those
concerns to rest.
Robin Stublen of the DOT said because the Cortez
Road approaches to the bridge are considered "restrained,"
there can "never be a four-lane bridge" built to replace
the current structure.
Manatee County Commissioners John Chappie and
Carol Whitmore had expressed concerns July 22 at the
meeting of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization when DOT engineer Tony Sherrard updated
the organization on the status of the project development
and engineering study for the Cortez Bridge.
The PD&E study began in January and should be
completed in 2014.
At the MPO meeting, Chappie said a new bridge
should not be allowed to destroy or alter any portion
of Cortez, and he was opposed to a four-lane bridge to
replace the current bridge.
Whitmore said residents of Cortez and Anna Maria
Island want to protect the historic nature of Cortez. She
was concerned that any large, fixed-span bridge might
"destroy the fishing village economy" of Cortez.
But the PD&E is looking at all other options aside
from a four-lane bridge. Sherrard said the DOT also is
studying the "no build" option.
Other options include continued rehabilitation of
the bridge, which construction would extend its life span
another 10-15 years. Also under consideration is con-
struction of a new low-rise bascule bridge, a mid-rise
bridge fixed bridge that could accommodate most vessels,
or construction of a two-lane, high-rise bridge that all area
vessels could traverse.
A two-lane bridge on Marco Island near Naples
called the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge is 55-feet high with
no bascule, Stublen said.
That bridge is about 1,600 feet long, approximately
one-third the length of the Cortez Bridge, but rises to a


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A study on the future of the Cortez Bridge, linking Bra-
denton Beach to the mainland and Cortez, is underway
by the Florida Department of Transportation. A prog-
ress report is due in late 2013 or early 2014. Islander
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height of 55 feet, allowing boat traffic to pass underneath
without the draw. Technically, Stublen said, a DOT high-
rise bridge has a clearance of 65 feet or higher.
Sherrard said the DOT plans a public meeting later
this year or in early 2014 to update the public on the
PD&E study. When completed, the PD&E will include a
recommendation on a "viable alternative" for the future
of the bridge, Sherrard said.
Surveys taken by the DOT in April and May found
51 percent of respondents favor continued rehab work for
the bridge, while 43 percent want a replacement bridge.
The DOT is spending $4 million to rehabilitate the
Cortez Bridge over the course of the next few years to
keep it operating until a final determination on its future
is made.
Any new bridge and funding is years away, possibly
not until the 2020s, Sherrard said.
Stublen said further information on the Cortez
Bridge, its rehabilitation and the PD&E study is avail-
able online at www.cortezbridge.com.


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Business expo set for Aug. 20
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual Small
Business Expo 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The expo is for small businesses to learn to grow.
Discussion will include advertising and marketing for small businesses, with
panelists Bonner Joy, publisher and editor of The Islander newspaper and a former ad
agency owner; resort owner and former direct mail marketer David Teitelbaum; Erin
Heckler of Island Real Estate; and David Alderson of Tyler's Ice Cream.
Other topics will be "So Many Apps, So Little Time" with Barry Grooms of
REMAX Alliance Group; "Website Dynamics that Work" with Troy Newport of Webt-
ivity Designs; "Creating a Marketing Strategy" with Amy Tobin of Ariel Marketing;
"Social Media What's Right for your Business?" with Kevin McNulty of NetWeave
Social Networking and "Health Care 2014 and Your Business" with Tom Barrett of
BBG Inc.
The sessions will rotate throughout the day, allowing attendees to be at all keynote
topics during the expo if they choose.
Vendors will be on hand to showcase how they "provide affordable ways to pro-
vide a company with maximum exposure, in addition to offering goods and services
for a business to grow," according to the release.
We believe that businesses succeed in part because of the relationships they have
with other great people and businesses. This expo will also give attendees and vendors
networking time during lunch and after hours where individuals can make connections
that can help in their overall success," the chamber stated in an announcement.
Raffle tickets for prizes donated by vendors will be sold.
The expo is open to the public and tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
The admission price includes lunch and refreshments.
For more information, call the chamber at 941-778-1541.


Guiding workout
Guide dogs in training and trainers from Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St.
E., Palmetto, visit Island Fitness, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, for a training
session that allows the dogs to adapt to the gym for the benefit of their potential
owners. Attending training are Don and Ralphie, Katie and Book and Robbie and
Spike. Last names were not provided. Islander Photo: Brenda Canning


Florida DEP adds beaches to app
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's Florida Park Service A screenshot
recently updated its Pocket Ranger k of the Pocket
app for smartphones to include pub- Ranger app.
lic-beach access points, in addition to Islander
information about its 171 state parks and Photo:
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nities for more than 2,000 public coastal ,
access sites and other information to help '
people plan trips to the beach. The app also ""d' ""
provides information about surf, rip tides 0 '
and beach flag advisories.
\hji. than 70,000 people have down-
loaded the Florida Pocket Ranger mobile app
for their iPhone or Android phones," Florida
Park Service director Donald Forgione said in
a news release. "We are pleased to offer them
additional information about beaches where they may enjoy Florida's famous sunshine
and natural resources."
The app can be found in iTunes and Android stores.


The new Team Red Cross App is available for smart-
phones. Islander Courtesy Photo


Red Cross launches volunteer app
The American Red Cross has launched the Team Red Cross App, which allows
people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about
Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities.
"When people see an emergency happening in their community, they often want
to help but may not know how," said Linda Carbone, CEO of Florida's West Coast
Region, in a news release. "The Team Red Cross App provides an easy and quick
way for people to sign up to help the Red Cross and support their community."
Once users download the app, they create an account. Then they learn about
different jobs, such as working in a warehouse, handing out supplies or assisting
with feeding. When the Red Cross has a need for volunteers, the app will notify
users based on their location. Potential volunteers can instantly accept or decline
the volunteer opportunity.
The Red Cross is encouraging the public to download the app before a disaster
strikes in the Tampa Bay area so volunteers can help immediately.
The app is free and designed for iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets.
Find the app in the iTunes or Google Play stores or go online to redcross.org/
mobileapps.


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Entrepreneurs stir
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Nicole and John Coleman recently opened Stir it Up
Yogurt Shack, 308 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, at the former
site of Dogs for the Earth.
The store is all self-service said Nicole Coleman,
adding that "the yogurt is sold by the ounce, so the cus-
tomer decides how much they want."
"So basically, it's self-service where the customer
makes all the decisions," she said. "People have told us
they really like the concept of choosing how much to eat,
and the many toppings give them lots of choices," she
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Flavors include traditional strawberry and chocolate,
along with peanut butter, banana, coconut, mango and
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Stir it Up also offers customers more than 25 top-
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Also on the menu are cheesecakes and birthday cakes,
and most yogurt flavors are "non-fat," Nicole Coleman
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Business has been brisk since Stir it Up opened in
early July, and John Coleman said new flavors will be
added in the coming months.
Stir it Up is open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, but John Cole-
man said hours might change due to demand. For more
information, call 941-251-4905.

Dream on
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce ribbon-cutting team
joins the Florida Dreams Realty F
team Aug. 1 at its new location
at 2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach, for an invitation-only a
reception to welcome chamber
board members, friends and
real estate associates. Mary Ann
Brockman, left, chamber presi-
dent, and Karen LaPensee, right,
chair of the board, hold ends of
the ribbon for Florida Dreams
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Chamber sets August events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly networking luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900
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required.
On Aug. 14, 7:45 a.m.-9 a.m., the chamber will host
its monthly sunrise breakfast at the Feast Restaurant,
5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The breakfast is $8 and reservations are required.
Members are encouraged to bring guests to either
event. Potential members are welcome to attend.
The public is welcome to attend the second annual
chamber Small Business Development Expo is scheduled
for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at CrossPointe Fel-
lowship Hall, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The cost to attend is $25 and includes the full sched-
ule of seminars, coffee breaks, lunch and door prizes.
For event reservations or tickets, call 941-778-
1541.

Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
693 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, a 5,025 sfla
6,372 sfur 4bed/4bath/2car bayfront pool home built
in 2003 on a 100x150 lot was sold 07/10/13, Taylor to
Stewart for $1,925,000; list $2,150,000.
804 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, 3,042 sfla / 3,512 sfur
4 1,.I 3IIth bayfront home built in 1961 on a 75x121 lot
was sold 07/10/13, Fisk to Havasy for $1,526,750; list
$1,749,000.
4001 Fifth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 2,478 sfla / 2,986
sfur 41.d I3 .ili 4. ,ir pool home built in 2004 on a 65x100
lot was sold 07/15/13, Glogovsky to Karam LLC for
$800,000; list $845,000.
243 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,232 sfla / 3,678
sfur 2bed/21/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1985 on
a 75x148 lot was sold 07/18/13, Leech to Honeywood
LLC for $615,000; list $649,000.
616 Rose St., Anna Maria, a 1,492 sfla / 2,395 sfur
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1994 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 07/17/13, Quam to Gogos for $595,000; list
$625,000.
117 51st St., Unit A, 123 52st Street Condo, Holmes
Beach, a 1,536 sfla / 1,878 sfur 3bed/22bath/2car land
condo built in 1997 was sold 07/15/13, Campbell to
Bayer for $512,500; list $539,000.
520 South Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,874 sfla 6bed/4bath
canalfront home built in 1976 on a 60x100 lot was sold
07/19/13, Close to Benson for $469,700; list $550,000.
2107 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,280 sfla / 1,592
sfur 2bed/2bath home built in 1945 on a 50x100 lot was
sold 07/15/13, Rogers to Davis for $365,100.
6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 245, Westbay Point & Moor-
ings, Holmes Beach, a 985 sfla / 1,377 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 07/08/13,
Doudera to Fogarty for $280,000; list $289,900.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

Does your business have a new product or service,
an award-winning employee or an anniversary to cel-
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24 E AUG. 7, 2013 U THE ISLANDER

Hooke runs up more records, NFL league nears climax


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Mickey Hooke, 52, of Bradenton, a former islander
who is on the staff at Galati Marine in Anna Maria,
recently competed in two races in the Premier Beach
Race Series in Pinellas County.
The St. Petersburg Road Runners kicked off its sixth
annual Summer Beach Race Series June 28 in St. Pete
Beach. Hooke challenged the narrow grassy shoreline
race path to take the overall win. His 5K finish time of
17:55 was the fastest for a 50-year-old in the history of
the series. Hooke also was the only 50-year old to run
under 18:00 on that beach, plus the first 50-year old to
win a SPRR Beach Series race.
The effort also set new Masters division and Grand-
masters records for the Post Card Inn race course.
On July 19, Hooke ran in the long-time West Florida
Y Runners Club "Sunsets at Pier 60 Series." Moving
north from Big Pier 60, Hooke said the runners' path
included a tough beach and 90 degree temperatures, and
he moved into the lead at 2.1 miles, taking the overall
win in 17:55.
After 15 years and 68 races of researchable results
for the series, Hooke's performance marked:
First time a 50-year-old took first overall in the
WFYRC Beach Series.
First 50-year-old to break 18:00 for the course.
He posted the fastest time in series history for a
50-year-old.
Thus far this summer, Hooke has an overall victory in
each of the Beach Series runs and three additional records,
pushing his statistics to 207 records since 1998.

Indoor soccer rolls on
Soccer action for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center indoor league continued last week with a July 29
battle between first-place Eat Here and LPAC, its closest
pursuer in the 11-13 division.
Eat Here, now 4-0-1 on the season, edged 2-2-2
LPAC by a 3-2 score behind some stellar goaltending
from Dunn Reemelin and Zach Fernandes, who made
several strong second-half saves. Fernandes, Robbie Fel-
lowes and Javier Salgado each scored goals to lead Eat
Here in the victory.
Ryan Fellowes and Tyler Pearson notched goals for
LPAC in the loss.
The second 11-13 division game of the evening saw
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scored five goals to lead Bark, which also received a goal
from Brooke McIntosh in the victory.
Luke Greaves scored twice to carry Island Dental
Spa in the loss.
A younger LPAC team continues to lead the 8-10
division with a 5-0-1 record with Beach Bistro following
at 1-2-2, and Air & Energy at 0-4-1.
LPAC 8-10 continued its winning ways with a 3-1
victory over Beach Bistro July 29. Josh Calhoun, Cole
Pearson and Chris Snyder each notched goals to lead
LPAC in the victory. Tyler Brewer scored for Beach
Bistro in the loss.

Standings tighten in center football
With only two games remaining on the schedule for
the adult NFL Flag Football League at the center, the
standings are tight from the top down.
Discount Signs & Wraps is on top with a 4-1-1
record, closely followed by Sato Real Estate and Slim's
Place, knotted in second with 4-2 records. Agnelli Pool
& Spa is alone in third with a 3-2-1 record, while The
Feast, Beach to Bay Construction, Jessie's Island Store
and Waterfront Restaurant are all tied at 2-4.
The action will be fierce this week as teams jockey
for seeding positions in the playoffs, which get started
Aug. 14 and culminate with a Pro Bowl and Super Bowl
Aug. 22.

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blowouts last week, but the game of the week was a doozy
that saw Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants battle Discount Signs
& Wraps Seahawks to a 33-33 tie Aug. 1.
The Giants were led by quarterback Ryan Moss, who
completed 15 passes for 202 yards and five touchdown
passes. Brent Moss was his top target, taking down six
passes for 80 yards, a pair of touchdowns and 2 extra
points. Frank Agnelli added three catches for 52 yards and
a touchdown, while Josh Rio and Jeff Walker each had a
touchdown reception. Amy Moss scored an extra point.
Ryan Moss and Brent Moss led the defense with six
flag pulls each, while Rio and Amy Moss each had three
pulls in the victory.
Pat Calvary had a huge game to lead the Seahawks,
catching 14 passes for 117 yards, including four touch-
down receptions and an extra point. Quarterback Don
Purvis was on the money, completing 26 of 30 passes
for 224 yards and five touchdown passes. Dina DeJesus
also had a big game, catching six passes for 48 yards,
including a touchdown and an extra point.
Defensively, the Seahawks were led by Andrew
Turman who had seven flag pulls and a quarterback sack.
Purvis, DeJesus and Calvary each added three flag pulls
in the tie.

Volleyball action
The center's adult volleyball teams completed a third
week of action in the gym. Currently Beach Bums and
Bowes Imaging Center are tied for first place with match-
ing 4-1 records. Southern Greens holds down second
place with a 2-2 record, while Salon Salon and Island
Real Estate are tied for fourth place with matching 1-4
records.
Beach Bums earned a 25-15, 27-25 win over South-
ern Greens in July 30 action.
The second match of the evening saw Bowes Imag-
ing defeat Salon Salon 25-23, 25-17, while Island Real
Estate got into the win column with a hard-fought 25-18,
25-18 victory over Salon Salon.
The action continues at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
For center sports schedules, go online at www.
islander.org.

Horseshoe news
For the second straight week, horseshoe action at
the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits produced two
outright winners following pool play.
On July 31, Bob Heiger and Jerry Disbrow produced
the only 3-0 pool-play record while Sam Samuels and Jay
Disbrow did the same during Aug. 3 action.
Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random
team selection on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Anna
Maria City Hall pits.
Everyone is welcome and play is free.

Golf news
Seventeen women braved the heat on July 30 to play
a golf game known as "odd ball," where only the odd-
numbered holes on the course are counted to determine
scores.
Fran Barford and Helen Pollock both carded 29s to
tie for first place in Flight A, while Christina Mason took
Flight B with a score of 26.



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THE ISLANDER 0 AUG. 7, 2013 0 25

Summer flounder, summer not they're snapper


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
Now is the time to target flounder and mangrove
snapper in the nearshore waters. That's right, the summer
bite for both fish is in full swing.
On a recent charter, my clients were lucky enough to
land 14 flounder with six being 20 inches or bigger. Live
shiners or pinfish on a knocker rig is working to hook up,
although you can also place your sinker above a swivel
and tie a leader to your hook. Both rigs work.
To target these tasty flat fish, look for structure in
both Tampa Bay and in the Gulf of Mexico. The artificial
reefs, just west of Anna Maria Island are a great place to
begin your hunt.
After catching flounder, you can target mangrove
snapper. It may seem a little redundant since you' re going
to use the same rig as for flounder, same bait and fish
in the same locations, but mangoes are infiltrating all
nearshore and offshore structure. Remember, light lead-
ers and small hooks will be your friend, especially when
targeting the snapper.
That about sums up what's been filling my cooler
for a week or so. Spanish mackerel also can be found
throughout the bay, just look for diving birds and go
fish.
Rumors of schooling redfish in Sarasota Bay have
been mentioned, although I' ve yet to see any concrete
evidence. Redfish catches are occurring but the fish are
spread out. That isn't a bad thing, it just requires a little
more determination on the angler's part.
Spotted seatrout are being found over deeper grass
flats of 5-7 feet. Most are in the 12- to 14-inch range,
although bigger fish are not uncommon.
Finally, catch-and-release snook are being caught
along the Gulf beaches as well as on the flats. Live shin-
ers are the bait of choice and will remain so. If you' re in
search of big snook, try big baits like ladyfish or pinfish
at night in the passes or around the bridges.
Until next week, enjoy feasting on summer floun-
der and mangrove snapper. Beer-battered and dipped in
chipotle-spiked tartar sauce is a tasty bet along with
a cold beer.
Capt. Warren Girle is beginning his fishing at depths
of 50 feet and working his way out in the Gulf of Mexico
from there. Keeper-size gag and red grouper are being
reeled up by fishers baiting live shiners or pinfish. You can
also expect to catch mangrove snapper on the same baits.
Sizes on the mangoes are averaging 16 inches, although
fish exceeding 18 inches are not uncommon.
Moving inshore, Girle is fishing sandy potholes
spread out through the grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Using
a knocker rig baited with a fresh-cut half of a pinfish,
Girle is reeling in slot-size redfish. The occasional snook
also is interested in cut-bait, which is resulting in fish up
to 30 inches.
Girle is finding spotted seatrout inhabiting the deeper
flats of Sarasota Bay. To target these fish, he's free-lining
small live shiners over the flats. Expect to weed through
a lot of undersized fish before catching keepers, but per-


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catch of redfish resulting from a July 30 charter with
Capt. Warren Girle.

sistence pays off.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime fishing charters
says fishing this past week produced a mixed bag for
the dinner table, as well as some exciting, tackle-busting
action.
With the heat of the summer upon us, Howard has
changed his game plan. He says the water temperatures
on the flats have forced the fish out of the skinny water
and into deeper water haunts. Spotted seatrout are feed-
ing in 3-8 feet of water and will chew a variety of baits.
Howard likes to fish the deep grass areas of Tampa Bay
and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Howard suggests locating the schools of slot fish and
you should have no trouble hitting your limit.
He predicts redfish will start forming into big schools
and feed aggressively on the moving current. "I have
been finding reds on the fastest part of the moving tide.
Using pinfish for bait has produced some nice slot-sized
fish," Howard says.
He's also finding sharks are thick in the bay right
now. They're varying in sizes from 3-5 foot blacktips to
8-10 foot bull sharks. Howard says to fish around Egmont
Key or the Sunshine Skyway Bridge with a big chunk of
oily fish, put out a chum block and the bulls should be
feeding in no time.
"Upsize your tackle as some have been in the 300-
pound range and have made short work of my tarpon
poles," he says. "Breaking out the broom sticks and the
275-pound cable will do the trick."
Looking forward, the bait hatch we had in June is
finally starting to show some size. Look for the shiner
situation to only improve as summer progresses.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Span-
ish mackerel are showing, along with large schools of
baitfish at the pier. Along with mackerel, expect to see
schools of jack crevalle, ladyfish and blue runners. Small
white crappie jigs or Clark spoons will be sufficient for
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Once you tire of the mack bite, you can always try
targeting flounder and mangrove snapper. Again, the
small hatch bait is perfect for either species. Most snapper
and flounder, as of yet, are barely legal-sized, although
patience and a little luck may get you the big one.
Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle is targeting
catch-and-release snook along the beaches of Anna Maria
Island. For bait, Mattay is working on variety, including
live shiners, pinfish, whiting and even small ladyfish. If
you choose to target beach snook, Mattay suggests fish-
ing either early morning or late evening. If you notice,
both of these times are best because the beaches are less
crowded. "It's kinda hard to target snook when you have
swimmers among the fish," says Mattay.
Moving offshore, Mattay is hearing numerous reports
of gag grouper and mangrove snapper action. With water
temps heating up, Mattay suggests fishing deeper water
as opposed to nearshore structure. To target these species,
hook up shiners, pinfish or big shrimp. For frozen bait,
squid, threadies or sardines will get the job done.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier says Spanish
mackerel fishing may be on the upward swing. Large
schools of hatch bait are frequenting the pier, which in
turn draws in predators, such as Spanish mackerel.
Early morning is the best bite right now. Malfese
says to try using speck rigs in white or hot pink or Gotcha
plugs to plug for these high-activity, toothy fish. For live
bait, you can't beat that hatch bait that the macks are
feeding on at the pier.
Mangrove snapper come in at a close second this
past week at the pier. Pier fishers using live shrimp are
pulling up good numbers from the shade under the pier,
although most are barely keeper-size.
Black drum and flounder are being caught, although
the numbers are sporadic at best. For either of these spe-
cies, a live shrimp or small live pinfish should get you
connected.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is reeling
up fish-fry potential this past week. By fishing shallow-
water rock piles, reefs and hard bottom in Tampa Bay,
Gross is providing his clients with rod-bending action on
mangrove snapper and flounder.
For both species, Gross is bottom fishing with either
live shiners or small pinfish. Size ranges on the snapper
are anywhere from 12-15 inches with a few bigger fish
in the mix, As for the flounder, expect to catch fish in the
15- to 20-inch range.
After putting some meat in the box, Gross is moving
to shallow flats in search of spotted seatrout, redfish and
catch-and-release snook. With water temps in the upper
80s, fishing the flats can be challenging. Even so, Gross
is still managing to get a rally. For the reds, expect to
catch slot-size fish under a small cork baited with a live
shiner. As for the snook, most are in the 20- to 24-inch
range. Free-lined baits or baits under a cork are produc-
ing. Spotted seatrout are responding to baits under a cork,
although the bite is a little sporadic.
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Islanders dominate 'oldest' tarpon tourney


In consecutive wins, Anna Maria summer residents
Rick and Kim Redd dominated the May 18-June 23 Sara-
sota Tarpon Tournament for a second year.
The Redds swept six divisions in the 83d annual
event, which encompasses the Gulf of Mexico waters
from the northern tip of Anna Maria Island to Stump Pass
near Venice.
Rick Redd caught the largest silver king of the tour-
ney, a 170-pound whopper with a girth of 43 inches. He
took second place overall after the one day fish-off that
saw weekly winners go head-to-head in a six-hour shoot
out.
Kim Redd landed a 42-inch tarpon to take first place
in the ladies division and second largest fish, weighing
160 pounds. The couple also landed three weekly prizes
and clenched the husband-wife division with a combined
girth of 85 inches and aggregate weight of 320 pounds.
All of Redds' hookups were on light stand-up tackle.
Kim Redd fought her first place tarpon for 2.5 hours
before bringing the fish to the boat for measuring.
Mason Tush, STT chairman, said in a press release,
"It was another great year for the Redds. We had a very


successful event."
This years' event, hosted by the Sarasota Angling
Club, had 151 entries for the five week big-game hunt.
The STT is the longest running tarpon tournament in the
world.
AMI Outfitters, 505 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, served


Rick and Kim Redd celebrate their winnings July 19
at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in six divisions in the
May 18-June 23 Sarasota Tarpon Tournament. The 83d
annual STT is known as the oldest Tarpon Tournament
in the world. Islander Courtesy Photo


as a tournament registration and reporting station for
island participants, while other stations included Can-
nons Marina on Longboat Key, CB's Saltwater Outfitters,
Hart's Landing, New Pass Grill & Bait, Crow's Nest and
Stump Pass Marina.
The Hyatt Regency Sarasota was the site of the July
19 award banquet. Charities supported by the STT are
Suncoast Charities for Children and the Species DNA
Research studies sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission. ITEMS FOR SALE


-_1-Ak fio-for your-support in making our family
No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties!


Alaskan adventure
John and Cindy McClure
of Cortez recently took an
adventure vacation, staying
at the No See Um Lodge
on the Kvichak River and
takingO a float plane to go
fly fishing in the Katmai
National Park in Alaska.
They caught rainbow trout
and several salmon spe-
cies. John McClure and a
guide, Caleb, whose last
name was not provided,
fish in Alaska. Islander
Photos: Courtesy Cindy
and John McClure


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keys, $100. 239-204-1473.

COMPUTER: DELL DUAL processors, refur-
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PRINTER: HP DESKJET D4620 plus three ink
cartridges, perfect condition, $25 for all. 941-
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THREE SLEEPING BAGS, two folding twin
cots, all like new, $10 each. 941-792-0008, 9
a.m.-9 p.m.

ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The
Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View
and purchase online: www.jackelka.com


Individuals may place one free ad with up to
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around the world. 941-730-1745.

ATTENTION VETERANS AND active military
from Anna Maria Island. Crosspointe Fellow-
ship wants to hear from you in order to wel-
come you to a Nov. 16 patriotic Thanksgiving
event. Call the Rev. Ed Moss at 941-778-0719
to provide your contact information.

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but
working XBox, Wii units with games for Minis-
try of Presence summer camp in Haiti. Deliver
to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
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WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
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FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers
and The Islander are collecting new or used,
repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle,
buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your
gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Child-
safe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment. Pick up at The Islander office, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry,
be safe.

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ESTATE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
10. 807 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Fully fur-
nished rental home, everything must go before
demolition. All furniture, appliances, electron-
ics, housewares, cabinets, doors, windows,
fixtures, everything! Proceeds benefit the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. The money
raised will match the Pittsburgh Pirates Fields
for Kids grant to renovate the center's athletic
field.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Closed for the month
of August, but still accepting donations on
Wednesday, 9 -11 a.m. We will reopen Sept.
3. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment
sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops
on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
941-383-1901.

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
10. Furniture, household items. 400 74th St.,
Holmes Beach.


LOST: WEDDING RING. Platinum setting with
three emerald-cut diamonds. Reward offered.
Please return, means so much. 703-608-
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LOST: CARRERA PRESCRIPTION sunglasses.
Gulf Drive and Eighth Street, Sunset Landings,
Bradenton Beach. $25 reward. Mike or Stacey,
941-201-4052.


WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and
kittens!) are looking for great new homes or
fosters. Please, call for information, 941-896-
6701.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals
and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish,
Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call
Brian at 941-685-1400.
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 fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great
for fishing-stand on the side without tipping,
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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,
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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.


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 941-527-
5051.
NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sitting
and pet walking. Red Cross certified. Hallie,
941-773-6317, Nicole, 941-370-7981.
RESPONSIBLE ISLAND STUDENT available
for babysitting and pet sitting. Red Cross-
certified babysitter. Isabel, 941-545-7995 or
941-405-4194.


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.



TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades,
diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless network-
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I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
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941-779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year
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man LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior,
carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on
your list from kitchen and bath cleaning to
dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-
539-6891.

Anderson & Associates Insurance
Your Island Insurance Specialist
WORKING TO SAVE YOU MONEY
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Need computer help? Chances R, I can help.
And if I don't have the answer, I know someone
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ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free
estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native
islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experi-
ence. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying
assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-
2535.

TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to
the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates.
Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.

PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, com-
mercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows,
lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-
756-4570.
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.
INTRODUCTORY OFFER! BUY one, get one
free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941-
741-8832.
COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus
cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, soft-
ware 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 JD's 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. 941-
778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. Refer-
ences. For dependable, honest and personal-
ized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411.
CAC184228.


ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience
of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia,
more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call
today for an appointment, 941-518-8301.
MA#0017550.MA#0017550.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential
and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, landscaping, cleanup, hauling and
more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and
installations, watering the island for 15 years.
Jeff, 941-778-2581.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming,
hauling, cleanup. Island resident 25 years.
Call 941-807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing
in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes.
Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-
6067.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard.
Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775,
"shell phone" 941-720-0770.

TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and
commercial. For all your landscaping needs.
941-932-6600.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experi-
ence. 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 esti-
mates, trusting services.

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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.

GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabi-
nets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed,
941-748-4711.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handy-
man, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack
of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-
2198.

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SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken,
stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it.
Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional
tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate.
23-year Island resident, references, insured.
941-447-6747.

SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michi-
gan builder, quality work guaranteed. Afford-
able, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-
204-8822.



WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
coastinc.com.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi,
tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call
818-620-0901.

VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near
boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria
Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.




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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.


BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL rental
2BR/1BA. $875/week. www.gulfbeachrental.
net or 941-778-4731.

ANNUAL WATERFRONT 1BR1BA, $1,100/
month. Email bayrest@hotmail.com or call
941-567-5255, 703-587-4675.

BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1 BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $875/week. 941-778-
4731.

ANNUAL RENTAL: CITY of Anna Maria,
3BR/2BA with large private yard near City Pier
on Crescent Avenue, steps to the bay beach
and Pine Avenue shops. Pets OK. $1,800/
month. 941-321-5454.

3BR/2BA: CANAL, FURNISHED. Internet.
dvanworm@earthlink.net. 407-927-1304.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 1 BR/1 BA with loft with pool. Walk
to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web
site: www.spinnakerscottages.com.



PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in sell-
ing. I am looking to purchase a home close to
the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No
Realtors.

WE'RE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you
curious as to how much your home could be
worth? Call us for a free professional consulta-
tion. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941-
778-8104.


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LISTING ALL TYPES OF
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ISLAND

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on Father's Day
20 Company in a 2001
merger with
CheN ron
21 Old TV component
22 See 36-Across
23 Tickles
24 Corrects
25 Bobble
27 Wordsworth's "
to Duty "
28 Short race?
29 Peninsula
31 Opposite of
eternally
35 Suffix with green or
bean
36 With 22-Across,
shortly
37 Accident marker
39 Subject of many a
.ar
42 Cobra's foe
44 Melee
45 Whole
48 Stamp, perhaps

Answers:
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49 Express
50 GMC truck
51 GPS lines: Abbr.
52 Texas athletic site
54 Dive, maybe
55 Molding material
58 Robed ruler
59 Seminary subj.
60 New newt
61 Cons
62 Like the 116-Across
67 Common pg. size
68 "* magic"
69 Auto safety feature,
for short
70 Dead-end jobs.
perhaps
71 F)e affliction
72 Pizza order
73 A computer may be
ill it
77 Seventh letter
79 Con
81 Narrow valleys
82 Strong-smelling
cheese
86 Lord or lady
87 "Nifty!"
88 How many Playboy
bunnies dress
89 Generosity
91 Rise
92 "No
93 Furtive
95 N.F.L. owner who
moved the
Cleveland Browns
to Baltimore in
1996


97 She outwitted
Sherlock
99 ___ greens
102 Versailles resident
103 Is a poor night
watchman, sa)
105 Polo ground?
106 Gargoyle features,
often
109 Showy shrub
112 Showy
113 Greets the day
114 "Feeling Good"
chanteuse
115 Hide-and-seek
cheater
116 5-Down unit
117 Consumer Reports
employee


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2 Bear, in Baja
3 2012 Emm y winner
for Outstanding
Drama Series
4 "L'Africaine."e.g.
5 Business titan born
July 30, 1863
6 Not conned by
7 Grp. that rarely meets
during the summer
8 Take off
9 Give off
10 Light show light
I I Put away
12 Hip-hop's -- Def
13 Blasted


14 "Garfield" waitress
15 Balcony, e.g.
16 Feature of a 57-
Down
17 More curious
18 Unkempt
26 Genetic enzy me
28 Fictional character
with steel pincers
for hands
29 Give the silent
treatment?
30 Before long.
poetically
32 Before, poetically
33 Words to live by
34 Exposed
38 Failed investment
40 Off course
41 Tobiko, in Japanese
cuisine
43 Bloody
44 A Beatle
46 Poorly insulated.
say
47 He wrote. "I exist.
that is all, and I
find it nauseating"
49 Bobble
50 Hook's hand
52 Wake-up times, for
short
53 Tolkien creatures
55 Impressive golf shot
56 Many a Dream Act
beneficiary
57 5-Down innovation
58 Latin 101 verb


78 116-Across, 88 Casting source for 98 Lots


colloquially
80 Like
82 Shrew
83 Bit of TV real estate
84 Pearl Buck heroine
85 Where 5-Down's
company gets an
"F"?
87 Bookworm. maybc


some H'wood
comedies
90 Hose holder
91 Harvey of "Taxi
Driver"
93 Cone filler
94 "The Big Bang
Theory" co-creator
Chuck
96 Extinguish


100 Tip for a reporter,
maybe
101 Status quo ___
104 Brewery fixture
106 Cooke of soul
107 For
108 Bygone flier
110 Phoenix-to-
Albuquerque dir.
I 11 ___ Lingus


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315 Pine Avenue Anna Maria

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Historic 1926 Oid Florida Gulf'VieW' Cottage


3 Bedroom/3 Bath Oversized 75x145, 10,875 sf Lot

Location: 104 Magnolia Ave.; 1 lot from Gulf of Mexico;

1 block to Sandbar Restaurant and Ginny's & Jane E's
4- This historic beach cottage offers 3 suites, each
with private full bath, wrap-around porch with
Gulf views, tongue-and-groove wood ceilings,
hardwood floors, custom closet systems, recessed
lighting and much more.
Custom kitchen features solid-wood cabinets, .
marble counter tops and stainless steel appli- .
ances. '
44- Cottage is fully furnished and decorated, fea- .. ~-
turing historic Anna Maria art.
44 Additional ground-floor structure with detached garage and alley
access provide plenty of storage and opportunities for expansion.
4- With lot size of 75 by 145 feet (10,875 sf), this property allows for
future expansion and expansive Gulf views.
4- Broker fee protected.


A truly rare find on AMI. This won't last long.

$1,350,000.00

For more details: www.annamariacottage.com

egajd@aol.com or 727-510-0340


62 Get down pat
63 Up to the task
64 Northeast university
town
65 Getup
66 Pac-12 player
71 Winter sprinkle
74 Discharge
75 Ending with cyto-
76 Space rock. maybe
77 List ender


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