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Long Bar developer drops marina, gains swing vote
take a view on Long
Bar Pointe. Page 6
Holmes Beach com-
mittee tackles parking.
The government calen-
dar. Page 4
Headlines from 2003.
AM parking plan
rejected by planners.
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endar. Pages 10-11
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By Mark Young
Manatee County Commission Chair Larry
Bustle pledged the Aug. 6 special hearing
regarding map and text changes to the county's
comprehensive plan requested by the Long Bar
Pointe developer would continue until every
voice was heard.
Bustle was true to his word, with public
comment consuming about half of the meeting
that ran for more than 12 hours and ended just
before 2 a.m. Aug. 7, at the Bradenton Area
With about 1,000 people in attendance
to begin the meeting, either for or against the
Long Bar Pointe proposals, county officials,
staff and the Long Bar Pointe development
team launched into a detailed meeting to
address the questions before them.
The hearing the largest ever county
meeting was for two proposals from devel-
opers Carlos Beruff and Larry Lieberman,
including a request to amend the county's
land-use map and to amend text in the com-
Commissioners ultimately approved the
land-use map amendment with a 4-3 vote and
rejected the comprehensive plan text amend-
ment that would have put the county's envi-
ronmental protection regulations and policies
Commissioners John Chappie, Michael
Gallen and Robin DiSabatino voted against
both amendment requests.
The map amendment must still be approved
by the state and then return to the county com-
missioners for a second public hearing.
The approval to a map amendment change
designating the property from residential-9 to
mixed use units per acre plus commercial
of Long Bar
ers about his
at the Aug. 6
to consider two
- potentially allows the developers their resi-
dential development plans, yet to be submit-
The Aug. 6 meeting was the first in many
steps the developers must negotiate with the
exception of a 2004 approved site plan to begin
construction on more than 250 homes at the
northern portion of the 500-plus acre parcel.
Developers, at any time, may proceed
with that construction, but Beruff is propos-
ing an amended development project that
adds commercial retail space, a 300-room
hotel, 72,000 square feet of office space and
an 84,000-square-foot conference center, in
addition to commercial space.
That proposal will require a site-plan sub-
mission and further review.
What the developers lost when commis-
sioners voted to reject the text amendment was
the opportunity to change stringent environ-
mental rules that would allow dredging rights
for a channel into Sarasota Bay.
The text amendment proposal was at the
heart of the controversy that spurred multiple
environmental protection groups and thou-
sands of citizens to protest.
Future land-use map amendment
Manatee County planner Shelley Hamilton
told commissioners that staff recommended
approval of the land-use map amendment -
rezoning based on the information avail-
able, which she emphasized did not include a
Hamilton's staff explained that amend-
ments to the future-land use map are not
uncommon and that the map is a guiding docu-
ment in how the county intends to grow.
Hamilton emphasized that an approval
of the amendment was not an approval for
any phase of the proposed development. She
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aOm The proposed plan for Long
)w1 Bar Pointe on Sarasota Bay
I on AMI. calls for a marina (center),
which would require dredging
a channel from the Intracoastal
Waterway. The developer pulled
lotter. the marina from the plan at the
12th hour of the Aug. 6 meet-
Biz ing. Islander Graphic: Courtesy
Summer sports wind
down. Page 24
Anglers find August
Sea utle numbers
as of Aug. 9:
351 turtle nests.
364 false crawls.
A crowd of Long Bar opponents wave their arms rather than
applaud in support of comments a request for order made by
Commission Chair Larry Bustle. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
the Long Bar
S opponents of
Our Bay" T-shirts share seating at the Manatee County special land-
use hearing at the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto.
Islander Photo: Mark Young
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New HB committee tackles parking problems, traffic congestion
By Mark Young
Chair Richard Motzer of the newly formed Com-
mittee on Traffic Congestion and Parking summed up
the committee's dilemma at its first meeting Aug. 5 at
Holmes Beach City Hall, saying, "We have a congestion
The committee was formed under the direction of
Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and includes Motzer,
Carol Soustek, Pam Leckie, Terry Davidson, Peggy Dav-
enport and Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer.
Commissioner David Zaccagnino is liaison to the
committee with Monti providing input and direction. Zac-
cagnino and Davenport were absent.
The committee is directed to address traffic conges-
tion and parking issues during weekends, on holidays and
The committee suggested asking representative of
Holmes Beach churches and banks to open their parking
lots on weekends and holidays, with signage directing
motorists to park in the specified lots.
Motzer said Sunday parking would need to be coor-
dinated with church services, and suggested a donation
box be set up at the churches.
Motzer suggested the city purchase signage for
the cooperating businesses and churches and direct the
public works department to ensure the lots are routinely
The committee also discussed parking on Manatee
Avenue near the entrance to Manatee Public Beach, 4000
Gulf Drive. While parking on the south side of Manatee
Avenue is allowed, the north side now is a posted tow-
Motzer said even though it's legal to park on the
south side, safety is an issue.
"It depends on how they park," said Motzer. "Nor-
mally, the family is trying to get all their stuff together and
sometimes the kids get away from them. I saw two kids
run out in the street when I drove by the other day."
Motzer said the other issue is parallel parking.
"If everyone is parallel parking, that means someone
is stopping on Manatee Avenue in an attempt to pull into
a spot and that's causing traffic to back up," he said.
Tokajer said if the city wants to continue to allow
parking on the south side, then angle parking is better.
"It's the safest way," said Tokajer. "No matter where
you park on Manatee it's still a problem getting out into
traffic, but if we allow it on the south side, I would say
mark it for angled parking only."
The committee agreed that marked angle parking
would be safer and allow more parking spaces than par-
Bradenton Beach overflow?
Davidson offered a tI'"'liioii to create signage
directing beachgoers to Coquina Beach in Bradenton
Beach when the Manatee Public Beach parking lot is
Manatee Public Beach has 400 designated parking
spots, while Coquina Beach has 1,600.
Committee members acknowledged that as conges-
tion issues continue to be addressed, dialogue with repre-
sentatives from the other island cities is necessary. They
also acknowledged that Bradenton Beach officials may
not Off-season parking
-" Aug. 8 at Manatee
Public Beach in
Holmes Beach looks a
lot like in-season park-
ing. The beach parking
lot is designed for 400
vehicles, but even on
an August weekday,
finding parking was
Photo: Mark Young
not like the idea of diverting excess traffic to Coquina
"I know traffic at night is pretty rough in Bradenton
Beach, and we'll need to have a discussion with them
before doing anything like that," said Motzer.
Tokajer said diverting traffic to Bradenton Beach
might cause an islandwide traffic problem, as beachgo-
ers wind their way to Coquina Beach.
Monti said conversations about congestion with Bra-
denton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn are ongoing.
Monti also is pursuing ideas of charging for parking
at the beach.
"We have to maintain a certain amount of free park-
ing to qualify for beach renourishment," said Monti. "But
we are in discussion regarding parking programs for the
The mayor brought up his idea for building a multi-
level parking structure at the beach.
"I know that conjures up some bad issues, but if it's
done right and designed right, it can be done tastefully
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Paid parking likely for visitors to city of Anna Maria
By Rick Catlin
The idea of paid parking, at least for day visitors to
the city of Anna Maria, is gaining traction among com-
missioners, who, after an Aug. 8 meeting, seem ready to
drive home a parking plan.
Although the meeting was to be a workshop of ideas
for possible new revenue streams, commissioners quickly
agreed that some revenue should come from day visitors,
as they have a great deal of impact on the city's infra-
Commission Chair Chuck Webb said his thoughts on
how to generate more city revenue concluded with the
idea that paid parking could be the easiest to accomplish.
Although paid parking has been suggested by previous
commissions, it was turned down because parking on
holidays and weekends was not a serious issue, he said.
"But it is now," Webb observed.
Paid parking is easier to implement as a revenue
source than a special city tax, he said. A study providing
HB PARKING CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
and raise revenue."
One idea being discussed is to create a permitted
parking system on public streets and beaches.
Residents would receive free stickers and it also
could assist the city in ensuring rental agents are not
overbooking units by issuing only a specific number
of permits for the allowed number of vehicles at each
If not issued a permit to park on the street, all other
vehicles parked at a rental unit could be ticketed and
Committee members acknowledged that it was only
an idea, and that there were a lot of details that would
need to be worked out.
Monti also is pursuing ideas to put an airport-style
booth at the beach that would accept credit cards for
entry, as well as continuing discussions on approaching
Manatee County and the state for toll booths at all three
island entry points.
Monti wanted a consensus from the committee on
a toll booth and committee members found it worth-
Tokajer said it would need to be a SunPass kind of
system, or it would create more of a traffic issue than
what currently exists.
A lot of discussion was geared on how to exempt
island residents, as well as employees of island busi-
nesses who come from the mainland.
Whether it's paid parking, toll booths or both, Monti
said the citizens are demanding that tourists do more to
pay their fair share.
"What I keep hearing from citizens is that they are
being heavily taxed and % ,.i) lhing iw, free for the tourists,"
said Monti. "I don't think tourists would mind paying for
the beautiful beaches if we come up with the right idea,
but right now they aren't paying for an) thing "l
Monti said just because tourists pay to vacation here,
"doesn't mean you can be disrespectful to the people that
The committee discussed several other ideas, from
bicycle access to traffic flow.
More enforcement of illegal parking already is under-
way, according to Tokajer.
In April, prior to the commission's direction to
increase enforcement, 66 traffic tickets were written. In
May, 225 tickets were issued.
The Committee on Traffic Congestion and Park-
ing in Holmes Beach is looking for positive sugges-
tions from residents of the city.
"We know a problem exists with traffic and park-
ing, and we would like constructive ideas for allevi-
ating the congestion," said committee chair Richard
Residents are invited to send 'I...'lion, to
Congestion Committee, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach Fl 34217, or email islandcongestion@holmes-
factual evidence is needed for a special assessment, but
paid parking is not an assessment, Webb noted.
"And if we passed a tax, we would need approval
of the Florida Legislature," Webb said. "But we own
the roads, right of way and many parking spots and can
charge what we want." There is no need for a study to
have paid parking, he said.
Commissioner Dale Woodland agreed that paid park-
ing is easily done and does not impact city residents. He
opposes any impact or parking fee for residents.
The short-term visitors are using more of the city's
roads, beaches, trash bins and the city pier than the resi-
dents, Webb said. Therefore, it's only fair that those who
use something the most should help pay for it. City tax-
payers already are paying for those items in their annual
tax bill, he said.
Woodland said parking seems to be "the easiest and
most agreeable" to commissioners, and "what is charged
is a controlling mechanism" on the large number of day
"Paid parking is our priority," Woodland.
Mayor SueLynn confirmed that paid parking would
count toward the public parking spaces needed to qualify
for state and federal beach renourishment funds.
"Just as long as they are public parking locations,"
Commissioner Gene Aubry said Anna Maria may be
the only city where he's worked without paid parking.
"But the last thing I want to do is penalize people
who have lived here for years," Aubry said. "And remem-
ber, our bi-,-,l industry is tourism, so we have to be
careful. We don't want to penalize the little guy who runs
a business," he added.
The commission will have to hold several more
brain-storming sessions to iron out the details of how
paid parking is implemented, including who gets charged,
Commissioners Doug Copeland and Nancy Yetter
The next commission meeting will be at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22, at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
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The far side of the gal-
lery at the convention
center includes Joe Kane
of Save Our Bay, seated
front right, Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn, Holmes
Marvin Grossman and
former Bradenton Beach
Mayor Katie Pierola.
Farther down the row is
former County Com-
missioner Joe McClash.
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said all aspects of a future site plan would be tll iln Ihl)
reviewed for consistency with the county's comprehen-
sive plan and land development codes.
She said an approval would simply re-designate the
property from residental-9 to mixed use, which she said
is consistent with the comprehensive plan and other unde-
veloped property in the county.
She said although a site plan has not been submit-
ted, based on development r'oliOn. staff noted that
environmental impacts would require further review and
that some of the proposed uses may not be consistent with
the conservation elements of the comprehensive plan.
Manatee County Environmental Planning Division
manager Doug Means said staff raised concerns about a
proposed marina and the impact it would have on Sara-
sota Bay, mangroves, coastline, wildlife and fishery.
Means also said that an approval of the map amend-
ment, "in no way grants approval for those proposals."
Commissioners expressed concern for whether any
reference to a marina, dredging or boat docks should be
included in the map amendment request.
Commissioners Carol Whitmore and DiSabatino
wanted references to a marina removed from the request
Staff cautioned the board that the amendment was
the developer's proposal and not theirs to change, which
could be considered grounds for a future lawsuit.
Commissioners were advised that a recent court
ruling advised against local governments telling develop-
ers what they can and can't put into a proposal, however
language referencing the marina was removed prior to
the vote after the developers agreed to have the language
removed from their request.
Chappie said he also had trouble understanding how
staff could say the request was consistent with the com-
"I'm having a problem that quite a few things are
changing if the map amendment changes to mixed use
as far as regulations that are imposed," he said. "Why
does staff say this is consistent with the comprehensive
Hamilton said until staff sees a site plan, "we don't
Former County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann
includes a Powerpoint presentation in her allowed time
before the board at the Aug. 6 meeting in Palmetto.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
know if it will be inconsistent.
She said that's why staff made sure to include lan-
guage in its recommendation that further review may be
needed and that there may be proposals that are incon-
sistent with the comprehensive plan.
Hamilton said the amendment request asked for the
change and "we looked at it based just on that."
Chappie said based on the increase in commercial
square footage alone, it appears an increase in intensity
is apparent and therefore not consistent with the compre-
Text amendment change denied
While county staff recommended approval of the
map amendment, Hamilton said staff had recommended
denial of the text amendment request.
Hamilton said the language was not in the best inter-
est of the public and would jeopardize the county's envi-
ronmental protection provisions.
"Staff has concerns that it could have negative impact
on seagrasses, water quality, fish and shellfish harvest-
ing," she said.
Hamilton said the request would limit the county's
ability to maintain control of flooding, erosion and pro-
tection from tidal storm surges in order to maintain public
safety and wildlife habitat.
"There is no justification in support of the text
changes," she said. "The uses envisioned may have an
adverse impact to all shoreline in Manatee County, not
just Sarasota Bay."
While Beruff has maintained his text amendment
proposal is designed to apply only to Long Bar Pointe,
Means cited 42 properties within the county, which were
identified by staff in a last-minute study completed the
day before the Aug. 6 meeting, that the text amendment
could impact in the future.
Means also said the comprehensive plan, written in
1989, prohibits the development of private property that
continues into Sarasota Bay for dredging purposes and
that the Long Bar Pointe proposal is contradictory to state
Commissioners unanimously voted to deny the text
Developers defend proposal
Beruff, whose comments were brief Aug. 6, said his
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As part of Jane von nanmann s presentation at me
county meeting, a rendering of the 2004 Long Bar proj-
ect was displayed on two large screens in the room.
The youngest speaker to address the county board,
Colin Jasmer, insisted in his delivery that commission-
ers save the bay and shoreline environment depicted in
his handcrafted diorama. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Anna Maria City
Aug. 15, 6 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 14, 6 p.m., budget workshop.
Aug. 19-30, qualifying for municipal elections.
Aug. 21, 6 p.m., budget workshop.
Aug. 22, 6 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 29, 6 p.m., city commission.
Sept. 3, 6 p.m., planning and zoning.
Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m., EEEC.
Sept. 11, 6 p.m., budget hearing.
Sept. 12, 6 p.m., city commission.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Aug. 15, noon, pier team.
Aug. 15, 1 p.m., city commission.
Aug. 20, 9 a.m., department heads.
Aug. 26-30, qualifying for municipal elections.
Sept. 5, 1 p.m., pier team.
Sept. 5, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP.
Sept. 5, 7 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
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.
Sept. 4, 9 a.m., mediation, Mainsail, CrossPointe
Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m., island traffic congestion
Sept. 10, 7 p.m., city commission.
Sept. 12, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
Aug. 27, 9 a.m., county commission.
Sept. 10, 9 a.m., county commission.
Sept. 10, 6 p.m., budget hearing.
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.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
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, Anna Maria.
Sept. 2 is Labor Day. Government offices, and some
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Sept. 16, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach.
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vision for Long Bar Pointe was inspired by a trip to Bar-
"We believe this is the best designed community west
of 1-75 in 50 years," said Beruff, who then turned over
the presentation to his development team and attorney
Vogler said the two amendments sought by devel-
opers were simply an authorization to bring forward a
concept not yet submitted and that it was a first step in a
multi-agency regulatory review process.
Vogler argued that should the resort be built as pro-
posed, it would create 1,000 jobs and hundreds of tem-
porary construction jobs over 15 years. He said the resort
would become an economic generator in terms of tax
revenue and estimated it would generate $330,000 a year
in annual sales tax and $952,000 in resort tax.
He said the text amendment changes were written
under supervision and advisement of county staff, "I was
very disappointed to come in today to hear staff disap-
proves of the language."
Vogler said he was willing to work with staff in
making some minor language changes that would achieve
a good result, but it appeared "we don't have that kind of
One of Beruff's environmental consultants, John
Henslick, said the fact that Beruff has hired three envi-
ronmental firms "shows how much we know that envi-
ronmental concerns are a primary issue. We know we
can make significant improvements to the condition of
Henslick cited the plan's proposal to preserve or
enhance 123 acres of mangroves, place a conservation
easement and preserve 2.8 miles of the 2.9 mile Long Bar
Pointe coastal shoreline.
Getting to the vote
After some short breaks, and a great deal of public
comment some scientific and environmental arguments
as well as heartfelt concerns for the health of Sarasota
Bay from the audience that dwindled to about 100 people
by midnight commissioners continued discussion on
the map amendment with staff and reviewed the mixed-
zoning already applied to the area surrounding the Long
Bar Pointe property.
A large farming area running south from Cortez Road
to 53rd Avenue West, running east past the county sewer
treatment plant to 34th Street, owned now by Manatee
Fruit Co., has been rezoned to mixed-use community,
which allows a higher concentration of commercial at
the 75th Street-Cortez Road intersection and some retail
at the roundabout at 75th Street and 53rd Avenue West
and on 53rd Avenue to the east.
Commissioners indicated they did not want another
residential gated community at Long Bar Pointe, and
mixed use was preferred.
However, several commissioners spoke against the
marina and channel dredging proposed in the plan. Again,
the county legal staff cautioned that the plan changes
were proposed by the developer, and any change initiated
by the commission would likely result in litigation by the
Commissioner Michael Gallen reminded board
members that the county has an agreement to maintain
Sarasota Bay with Sarasota County and municipal gov-
ernments by contract with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
Chappie cautioned commissioners about approving
the zoning change based on further environmental con-
cerns and the ability for the developer to include "big
box" stores in the commercial uses.
There also was concern that staff's recommenda-
tions were incomplete or incorrect that not enough
information was known at the time the amendments were
Commissioners Betsy Benac, Vanessa Baugh and
Whitmore continued to say they would go along with
the recommended mixed-use zoning if the marina was
not an option.
It finally became clear the land-use map change
would fail with the marina included based on the
V ,gk hk approached the podium at about 1:30
a.m. announcing the developers had agreed to remove
the marina from their request.
DiSabatino had already motioned to deny transmit-
ting the zoning change to the state -the first step in the
rezone process and she called upon the chair to take
Karen Bell of A.P. Bell Fish Co. and Star Fish Co.
market and restaurant in Cortez told the board of com-
missioners at the meeting her dad and uncle both died
last year and, "while I respect Carlos (Beruff), when
I look out across the water, I think we should preserve
what we can of Sarasota Bay for them." Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy
Bustle, Benac, Baugh and Whitmore, voted no,
essentially approving the zoning map change.
Chappie, DiSabatino and Gallen, who maintained
issues aside from the marina were of concern, voted yes,
to deny the amendment.
The marathon meeting ended just before 2 a.m.
Note: Additional photos and speaker comments can
be found online at www.islander.org.
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stewardship as no kidding "Especially: the care-
ful and responsible management of something entrusted
to one's care." Example: "Stewardship of natural
That's where we found ourselves on Aug. 6. Gazing
up at seven people on a dais entrusted with the steward-
ship of Sarasota Bay the most revered body of water
in Manatee County and, for folks from Anna Maria
Island and Cortez, nature's finest kind.
It was one of the largest galleries for a county com-
mission meeting in anyone's recollection.
This meeting to consider sweeping changes to the
county comprehensive plan to allow the proposed Long
Bar Pointe mixed-use development to proceed "as con-
ceived" took place at the Bradenton Area Convention
Center in Palmetto.
The irony of two nearly vacant high-rise condo
buildings, a marina and vacant commercial property
where a hotel has long been sought on the Palmetto
waterfront was not lost on attendees.
It became clear to some throughout the marathon
12-and-a-half-hour meeting that one man's dream would
become another person's nightmare.
Developer Carlos Beruff again shared his dream for
Long Bar based on his experience in Barcelona, Spain
- a waterfront promenade among pristine, trimmed
mangroves on the shoreline, a five-star hotel, conference
center and boutiques and eateries.
Overwhelmingly, to the contrary, comments from
the public ranged from scientific studies to support
saving seagrasses and mangroves from the proposed
dredging and trimming, to heartfelt pleas to save the
bay, the commercial and recreational fishery, the home
to wildlife and the nursery for marinelife.
At least two commissioners pleaded to uphold the
longstanding contract with the Sarasota Bay Estuary
Program that calls for preserving and improving the
While commissioners expressed problems approv-
ing a marina requiring dredging for Long Bar
Pointe, some had little concern for myriad other envi-
ronmental impacts, particularly Beruff's proclaimed
"right" to trim the 30- to 40-foot-tall mangroves to a 6
It was all too reminiscent of a Holmes Beach city
meeting some 12 years ago when a developer "darling"
- a island boy of sorts via roots in Lakeland pro-
posed to over-develop a 2-acre downtown area with a
hotel consisting of 31 three-bedroom, three-story condo
townhomes, and a lodge with nine condos, a restaurant
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and bar, a wedding-conference center and a marina. He
had plenty of "good ol' boy" support.
Then Mayor Carol Whitmore, now county com-
missioner, said back in 2001 she believed the Tidemark
Lodge developer to be the best person to steward the
property. Her comments about Beruff sounded like a
parrot, saying Aug. 6 that she believed Beruff's dream
would be good for the Long Bar site.
She just didn't like the marina. She didn't want to
see another gated community. And, as she told some
people prior to the meeting, she didn't want to commit
Don't look now, but the Holmes Beach development
went into bankruptcy several times, and it's still vacant.
The city is 'Li u,_''.Ilinii' with what was approved and how
to hold the developer to codes that were ignored in 2001
under Whitmore's stewardship.
The Long Bar Pointe developers have more hurdles
to go, including approval of the mixed-use designation
by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity,
which apparently has limited focus, but does scrutinize
increased intensity in the Coastal High Hazard Zone,
which encompasses the Long Bar property.
After the DOE weighs in about 30 days, the county
commission will hold a final hearing on the map amend-
The developer must await the DOE and county
decision before proceeding.
But, perhaps, someday, we'll see a site plan.
Whether or not the marina will creep back into the pic-
ture is another matter.
We expect more to come from defenders of this
attack on Sarasota Bay. There are more impacts beyond
dredging and a marina that will bear on the heritage we
leave for future generations.
Mangrove laws should be strengthened, dredging
should be once and for all prohibited. A study of
commercial and residential inventory, including failed
projects, is needed to determine where, how and when
we should go forward with zoning changes and more
It shouldn't all happen at the whim of wealthy
We deserve better planning in the highest level hur-
ricane evacuation zone.
We deserve more, and we hope to have better stew-
ards for our environment in due time, but no county
seats are included in the November 2013 election. It will
be 2014 before the board makeup will be challenged.
We need to prevent future stewards of Mana-
tee County's environmental riches from robbing the
We deserve better. Much better.
It's sad when a hometown gal forgets her roots.
I remember Carol Whitmore, now a Manatee County
commissioner, when she landed on Anna Maria Island
We greeted her with open arms, creating a positive
atmosphere where she could excel in school, work and
Now all that's forgotten. Whitmore is blinded by
the gold and glitter of a developer's darling, instead of
being a public servant.
Whitmore cares not for protecting a lush mangrove
forest, preferring instead to promote the Carlos Beruff
Long Bar Pointe theme park.
Perhaps it will take an election for Whitmore to
remember where she came from.
Joe Kane, Cortez
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Construction of a boardwalk at Neal Pre-
serve on the south side of Manatee Avenue West
on Perico Island has begun, said Manatee County
Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker.
Workers are building the 1,200-foot-long
boardwalk that will wind through the preserve,
allowing visitors to observe nature with minimal
interference to the habitat, he said.
Also, a 20-foot-high observation tower will be
constructed, allowing visitors an unobstructed view
of the water. There also will be a deck where people
can gather at the end of the boardwalk.
Picnic shelters and a parking lot also are part of
the preserve, which Hunsicker described as "low-
He said the boardwalk is estimated to cost
about $400,000 and he hopes to have it finished and
the preserve open to the public in three months.
The Neal Preserve adds to the county's grow-
ing preservation areas, including the Perico Pre-
serve and the Robinson Preserve, both of which
are along the Manatee Avenue West-Palma Sola
Causeway corridor within a short drive of Anna
The FISH Preserve in Cortez was purchased
and is being developed by the Florida Institute
for Saltwater Heritage, while the Grassy Pointe
Preserve in Holmes Beach is spearheaded by the
city with cooperation of the Sarasota Bay Estuary
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Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce presi-
dent Alan Galletto said most members appeared to favor
a county proposal to increase the resort tax from 3 to 4
percent. The tax is charged on rentals of six months or
less. Galletto said many members originally opposed
the ii u.',_. 't i>nii. but eventually realized the increase was
needed to fund the county's marketing budget.
Modular newsracks for media publications were
installed in Anna Maria following 18 months of nego-
tiations with the city by local media, including The
Islander. The enclosures replaced the numerous free-
standing racks that had brought "visual blight" to the
city, according to public works director George McKay.
Similar newsracks were being planned for installation
in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners unani-
mously extended a construction moratorium for another
12 months with no opposition from contractors or the
public. Commissioners said the extension was needed
while the commission worked on a vision for future
development. Building official Bob Welch said there
were few applications for construction permits and
he did not think the extension would harm anyone's
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Bridge Street pier reconstruction inches closer to reality
By Mark Young
Reconstruction of the Bradenton Beach Historic
Bridge Street Pier inched a step closer to reality July
25 with a few details of construction drawings being
Commissioners and department heads gathered for a
pier meeting and fielded questions from ZNS structural
engineer Glenn Warburton.
While an official budget for the reconstruction won't
be released until a scope of work is presented, city offi-
cials have indicated financial limitations are in place and
are not to be exceeded.
Warburton presented some possible cost-saving mea-
sures, but needed commission input on details such as
replacing existing copulas, extending pilings for railing
support and whether or not the city wants railings.
Commissioners have discussed whether to keep the
three copulas on the pier leading to the T-end pavilion.
Building official Steve Gilbert asked whether the
copulas should remain, be reduced or to change the
design to a less expensive pergola.
Warburton presented a variety of ideas to save
money, such as scaling back the design to a simple box
He advised against extending the pilings up to the
railing, saying the pilings would not be able to be installed
to exact measures and an additional extension would be
needed to provide the added structural support.
"As I'm doing the details, the hand notching to the
railings would be somewhat cumbersome," he said.
The discussion turned back to the copulas where
Warburton suggested a less expensive pergola would still
provide some shade. The city, he said, could always add
a roof at a later time.
Mayor John Shaughnessy said the T-end of the pier
was more important and suggested reducing the number
of copulas and changing to a less expensive design to put
Tests show BB fuel site lacks contamination
By Mark Young
Bradenton Beach officials ran into a hiccup a few
weeks ago when site inspections for the proposed cell
tower began at the public works building.
The city, at one point, used to fuel its police depart-
ment and sanitation vehicles at the site and had its own
Those old gas tanks were discovered during the
site inspection and testing for contamination became an
Costs for testing were estimated at $30,000, but
cleanup estimates for a possible contamination can run
into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Commissioners considered an agenda item to borrow
against a future $350,000 payment to the city by Ridan
Industries, the cellular communications company leading
the cell tower project.
Ridan has agreed to pay for the testing, not to exceed
$30,000 as approved by commissioners, and will deduct
the amount from the city's lump sum payment once the
cell tower is in operation.
Police Chief Sam Speciale said there have been some
misconceptions about the discovery of the tanks.
"Thirty years ago, we had gas pumps at the city
garage," he said. "We decided we didn't want to use them
and the tanks were filled with cement. When they did that,
we had to get a permit from the Florida Department of
Special said the permit was issued and the work was
"Now move 30 years ahead and we find out the
permit was never closed," he said. "They have a record
of something being done, but don't have the results."
Special said rumors of contamination are untrue and
that initial samples have not revealed contamination.
The reason new samples need to be taken, he said, is
because the samples taken in the early 1990s are nowhere
to be found. In order to close out the permit, new samples
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said the public needs
to be clear this wasn't a $30,000 charge from Ridan,
rather Ridan "stepping up because this was a previous
administration's responsibility and it didn't get done. We
don't have $30,000 in the budget, so Ridan has stepped
up and loaned us the money."
Commissioners unanimously voted 4-0 to accept the
loan agreement to pay for and conclude site testing. Vice
Mayor Ed Straight was absent with excuse.
In other matters, commissioners unanimously
approved to have the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion install traffic delineators, which are white pole reflec-
tors, along Gulf Drive north of the Cortez Road intersec-
tion to help stem illegal parking on private properties and
the state right of way.
Former Commissioner Janie Robertson said she
worked to have the delineators removed several years
ago because the National Scenic Highway organization
considers them to be contradictory to its beautification
Robertson said those types of delineators are only
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the money into the T-end.
Commissioner Ric Gatehouse agreed, saying the
pavilion at the end of the pier is not only necessary, "but
gives the city part of its visual impact when people are
coming over the Cortez Bridge. It's more important that
we maintain that."
Commissioners ultimately agreed to reduce the
number of shaded structures on the pier walkway from
three to two and to change the design from copula to
Police Chief Sam Speciale, who is the pier team
facilitator, suggested both a copula and pergola design
be placed in the request for proposal, noting one contrac-
tor may decide he can do a copula for the same price as
Commissioners agreed and also discarded the notion
to change to the pier's handrails from wooden rails to
ropes, suggested as a cost-saving measure.
Gilbert suggested eliminating wooden handrails also
would lower maintenance costs, but commissioners were
uncomfortable with potential safety issues.
Gatehouse said ropes will eventually stretch out,
"and once they stretch, they become unstable and then
we have a liability issue."
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh asked about the expense
of using a composite material for the handrails to cut
down on maintenance costs, but Gilbert said composite
materials on saltwater have virtually the same life span
as treated wood.
Warburton cautioned against losing the pier's appeal
by using different materials.
"As an outside spectator, I notice how charming the
pier is because it is wooden," he said. "It is a fishing pier
and my 'I.'.'liOIn is to not lose that charm."
Warburton and Gilbert said they had enough infor-
mation to finish the drawings. Once the drawings are
complete, a request for proposal can be formulated so
the city can begin receiving bids on the project.
But reconstruction is already behind schedule.
According to the original ZNS proposal, design plans
and a scope of work were expected by the end of April,
the bidding process was to begin in May, and construction
was expected to start up in early June.
It now appears advertising and bidding may be com-
pleted by the end of August. Under the current estimated
timetable, construction could begin in September and
could take two months to complete.
About five years ago, the pier underwent a renovation
project that focused on rebuilding the restaurant and the
landside areas of the pier.
That project stopped just east of the restaurant. The
new renovation project picks up where the previous proj-
ect stopped and focuses on the remainder of the pier.
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Anna Maria P&Z rejects parking ordinance amendments
By Rick Catlin
A proposed amendment to Anna Maria's parking
ordinance was reviewed by the city's planning and zoning
board, but it failed to gain approval.
At its Aug. 6 meeting, a vote on the ordinance ended
3-3, with member Carol Carter absent. The tie vote means
the board will not recommend the plan to the city com-
mission for approval, city planner Alan Garrett said.
The proposal would allow the city public works
director to approve a variety of permeable materials for
sidewalks instead of the standard concrete now required
Building official Bob Welch said testing has proven
that concrete does not filter rainwater, while other sub-
stances aid in filtering stormwater runoff.
Welch said the change would facilitate Commissioner
Gene Aubry's proposed master plan for Pine Avenue
parking and green space. He told the board the commis-
sion was still considering the plan and public hearings
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allowed on divided roadways. She suggested using the
$2,600 from the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee
earmarked toward a gateway project to instead purchase
Representatives of the three affected condominium
associations on Gulf Drive opposed that idea and sup-
ported the delineators. Commissioners agreed, although
Robertson cautioned that the city may "get into trouble"
with the National Scenic Highway organization.
Commissioners also unanimously authorized Mayor
John Shaughnessy to write a letter to the Manatee County
Board of Commissioners expressing the city's opposition
to the proposed Long Bar Pointe development.
Bradenton Beach now joins Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria in opposing the revised development plan for the
500-plus acre project on Sarasota Bay near Cortez.
Environmental groups are opposing the development,
saying it would cause damage to mangroves, seagrasses,
wildlife and marinelife.
have yet to be held.
But P&Z Chair Tom Turner said he wanted to see
Welch and Garrett then rolled out the estimated
15-foot-long rendering, and Turner suggested the city
needs the advice of a professional parking engineer.
Other board members, including Margaret Jenkins,
objected to removing language that requires parking
spaces to be located entirely within the lot or parcel. But
Welch said the city already allows some parking spaces
to be located outside the subject property.
Member Lou Ellen Wilson raised the question of
whether boardmember Mike Coleman should vote on
the amendment. Coleman is a principal in Pine Avenue
Restoration, a company that owns retail-office-residential
complexes on Pine Avenue.
An Aug. 6 letter to the board from attorney Jeremy
Anderson, representing Spring Avenue property-owners
William and Barbara Nally, objected to Coleman voting.
Anderson alleged Coleman's "ties to Pine Avenue devel-
opment interests create a clear and definite conflict of
Anderson demanded in the letter that Coleman recuse
Anna Maria build-
ing official Bob
Welch on Aug.
6 discusses with
zoning board mem-
bers Carl Pearman,
Right, and Mike
Pescitelli, far right,
a Pine Avenue
parking and land-
drawn by Commis-
S Z n. sioner Gene Aubry.
TNe Islander Photo.
In response, Coleman said he checked with an attor-
ney and was told Florida statutes require that he recuse
himself only if he has a direct financial interest either
a gain or loss resulting from the amendment. If he has
none, he said, he must vote.
Coleman said the amendment has no financial affect
on PAR properties on Pine Avenue, and he will neither
benefit nor lose financially from the proposed changes.
Coleman, along with board members Mike Pescitelli
and Carl Pearman voted to recommend approval, while
Jenkins, Wilson and Turner voted no.
With the tie vote, the proposed amendment will be
presented at the commission's Aug. 22 meeting without
any P&Z recommendation, Garrett said.
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Density, Traffic, Building Code Exemptions, Comp Plan, Land
Use and Zoning Exceptions. Public Opposition Ignored. These
egregious problems will damage your way of life as well as
tourism and business. Only YOU can make a difference.
FIRST, GET THE FACTS. BE INFORMED.
Mainsail does not want to build by our city code. The model site-plan shown was
approved in 2002, allowing exemptions from the city codes that everyone else
must follow. BUT THEY ABANDONED IT! Now they want to keep their
exemptions, and they're using threats as a way to get what they want.
F'A CT: Traffic! Ingress/egress on Marina and Gulf drives. How will 37
two- and three-bedroom hotel rooms and a restaurant affect traffic at what is often
FA.CT: Mainsail is pushing the city to recall the vote that stripped their
"Special Exemptions" -- and these are exemptions from waterfront setbacks, den-
sity and now they are requesting a height variance.
With the 2002 site plan revoked -- expix-ec -- Mainsail is:
1. Required to design and submit a new plan that conforms to existing codes.
2. Subject to public opinion and input from the city to develop the property.
We need to compliment Holmes Beach, not overwhelm and overdevelop
the center of our city. We need to speak up. Take part in your future.
ATTEW10D IVIEETINGS. Holmes Beach will have a
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between the city and Mainsail will resume Sept. 4.
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This election is being held for the purpose of electing three
(3) City Commission members, each for two-year terms of
office, and five (5) Charter Review Commission members,
who will meet for the review of the city's charter.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may be filed to
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candidate qualifying period will be from 12:00 noon on Friday,
August 26, 2013, to 12:00 noon on Friday, August 30, 2013.
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Finally, after 50-plus weeks of anxiety for administrator Ernie Casali, center rear, the Anna Maria Island Moose
Lodge's popular Queen of Hearts contest drew down to two cards remaining and a winner. Carol Bourbeau, a
chapter member from Sarasota, opened the envelope containing the queen-of-hearts playing card Aug. 7 at the
lodge, amid the largest-ever crowd and a downpour. The contest proceeds are helping the lodge with its ongoing
remodeling work, including a new kitchen and air conditioning. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Center hosts blood drive
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, will host a blood drive Thursday,
Hours to donate will be 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Donors can make an appointment at www.oneblood-
donor.org using the code #MAMCC. There are restric-
tions on who can donate blood.
Donors will receive a T-shirt. Also, the screening
includes a wellness check for blood pressure, tempera-
ture, iron and cholesterol.
For more information, call center program coordina-
tor Sandee Pruett at 941-778-1908.
Getting ready for the 2013-14 season? The Islander encour-
ages publicists for local groups to send 2013-14 calendars to cal-
Wednesday, Aug. 14
8:10 p.m. Official sunset time.
Thursday, Aug. 15
9:30-11:30 a.m. -Anna Maria Island Community Center blood
drive, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
10 a.m. Book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
8:09 p.m.: Official sunset time.
Friday, Aug. 16
8:08 p.m.: Official sunset time.
Saturday, Aug. 17
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.
11 a.m. Stress management session, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
8:07 p.m. Official sunset time.
Sunday, Aug. 18
2-4 p.m. Island Players open house, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-6878.
8:06 p.m. Official sunset time.
Monday, Aug. 19
Classes begin for Manatee County public school students.
8:05 p.m. Official sunset time.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
10 a.m.-6 p.m.- Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Development Expo, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.
Coquina site of Florida Fit Fest
Florida FitFest's treasure run and fitness competition
will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Coquina
Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
The events include a walk, run or crawl" to the
finish on a 5K course.
The fitness competition will start at 10 a.m. and
include a tire roll and tug of war in different divisions.
The event will raise money for the Boys & Girls
Clubs of Manatee County. The registration will cost
For more information, call Mark Ibasfalean at 941-
920-4371 or go online to www.floridafitfest.com.
Noon Rotary Club ofAnna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-
8:04 p.m. Official sunset time.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
6 p.m. Mana-Tweens craft session, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
8:03 p.m. Official sunset time.
Friday, Aug. 18
6 p.m. Music and Movies, "Chicago" screening and cabaret,
Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Saturday, Aug. 17
6 p.m. Bradentucky Bombers Women's Roller Derby, Bra-
denton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Fee
applies. Information: www.bradentuckybombers.net.
Through Aug. 31, Bradenton Marauders regular season base-
ball, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
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:
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
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Giving Back store donates
to One Breath
The Giving Back store in Holmes Beach recently
donated $1,500 to One Breath at a Time, which helps
Tampa General Hospital's lung transplant recipients and
Islander Susan Thomas and husband Richard founded
Giving Back, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, to sup-
port charities. Giving Back generates money for charities
with the sale of donations and items collected from estate
sales, garage sales and consignment shops.
Islander Chris van Zandt accepted the donation on
behalf of OBAAT.
"I had a double lung transplant at Tampa General
just over two years ago. I am number 270," she said in
a news release. As of Aug. 6, 368 lung transplants had
been done at Tampa General.
OBAAT recently reached a long-term goal with the
purchase of a home, The Butterfly House, which is Tampa
Bay's first lung transplant residence. The home provides
room and limited board for families during initial trans-
plant evaluation, clinic visits, checkups, surgery and post-
Following surgery, there is an extended hospital stay.
The assurance of a place to stay for the family is a huge
help in relieving financial pressure, according to Giving
Back. The Butterfly House can accommodate up to three
"You need your family close by," stated van Zandt.
"I cannot describe my joy when I woke up and saw my
family in my hospital room. A family member was with
Library hosts guardian
ad litem program
The Island Library will host a monthly meet-and-
greet for people interested in volunteering for the guard-
ian ad litem program.
Program representative Jo Havers will be at the
library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 10-a.m.-
noon on the third Thursday of each month.
The volunteers, or guardians, help represent children
dealing with legal matters. "Ad litem" is Latin and means
"for the suit."
For more information about the program, call the
Island Library at 941-778-6341.
to take over lanes
Supporters of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center will take the lanes Saturday, Aug. 24, for the
annual O'Connor Bowling Challenge.
The event raises money for the center's youth pro-
The benefit will take place at AMF Lanes, 4208
Cortez Road, Bradenton. Check-in will be at 5 p.m. and
bowling starts at 6 p.m.
Bowlers can pre-register at Duffy's Tavern, 5808
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The cost for three games and shoe rental is $25.
After the bowling, there will be an awards party at the
Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6696 Cortez Road, Bradenton.
For more information, call the center's Sandee Pruett
at 941-778-1908, ext. 9200, or email sandee@myamicc.
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, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W, Cortez. Informa-
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets,
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
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Blvd., Holmes Beach, presents a $1,500 check to Clih
van Zandt for One Breath at a Time. The organization
at Tampa General Hospital assists lung transplant
recipients and their families. Islander Courtesy Photo
me for my entire hospital stay. It was a tremendous help
in my recuperation."
OBAAT plans to purchase additional residential
properties to provide even more temporary living space
for the program.
For more information about OBAAT, go online to
Players to host open house
The Island Players community theater will host an
open house at its Anna Maria playhouse 2-4 p.m. Sunday,
The nonprofit group, during the open house, will host
a backstage and onstage tour 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. Participating directors include James Thaggard, Kelly
Wynn Woodland, Phyliss Elfenbien and Mike Lusk.
The plays for the new season are "An Act of the Imagi-
nation," "Over the River and Through the Woods," "Delval
Divas," "Mama Won't Fly," "And the Winner Is."
There will be refreshments served.
For more information, call the theater at 941-778-
...and first-of-season auditions
The Island Players soon will hold auditions for the
first performance of the 2013-14 season, "An Act of the
The auditions will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25,
at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
The play, set for Oct. 10-20, will be directed by
For more information, go to theislandplayer.org.
Sept. 2 is Labor Day.
Sept. 23, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf
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Oct. 18-19, Bayfest.
Nov. 8-10, ArtsHop.
Send calendar announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief
description and a contact via email and phone. Deadline for sub-
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man and the marine rescue division offer beach safety
tips in a new 3-minute video on the county's YouTube
channel and at www.mymanatee.org/beachsafety.
The video offers information on the nature of rip
currents and how to survive if caught in one.
Westerman said most local rip currents can quickly
carry swimmers away from the shore about 50 yards and
he stressed the importance of swimming at one of Mana-
tee's two public beaches: Coquina Beach in Bradenton
Beach and Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach.
Lifeguard stations at those beaches post warning flags
that indicate the current tides and water conditions.
\ %. i try to fight a rip current back to shore,"
Westerman said. "When you do, you're swimming
against a current that's 5 or 10 knots strong. It's hard
for anyone with any swimming capability to battle that
kind of current."
When swimming without lifeguards, Westerman
On-the-water scallop search
on for Aug. 17
The sixth annual Great Bay Scallop Search will take
place on Sarasota Bay Saturday, Aug. 17.
Participants, who must pre-register, will meet at the
MarVista Restaurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key,
at about 8:30 a.m.
The search the event is a citizen-science project
not a harvest will begin at about 9 a.m.
After the search, participants will gather at the Mar-
Vista for a complimentary lunch.
Sarasota Bay Watch organizers are encouraging par-
ticipants to bring sunscreen, hats, dive gloves, snorkel,
mask and water shoes if they have them.
The required registration is taking place online at
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said parents or adults should stay near children playing
in the water. Also, swimmers should know their ability
and check water condition charts before considering a
swim in the Gulf.
For more information, call the marine rescue divi-
sion at 941-749-3500, ext. 8355.
Organizers prepare for a previous Great Bay Scallop
Search. This year's event will take place Saturday, Aug.
17, with participants departing from Longboat Key.
Pre-registration is required. Islander File Photo
Young artists Jade Urtwein, left, Bella Love, Hannah
Sondreal, Katie Burgess, Sam Waterman, Jack Love
and Simon Sondreal show off their work at the Anna
Maria Island Art League. Islander Courtesy Photo
Art league hosting adult,
The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, recently hosted two children's art
Marie Garafano taught the class "Nature's Treasures"
and Christine Galanopoulos taught a children's photog-
Works created during the classes are on display at
the league gallery 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday
Also, AMIAL is hosting a meditation class for adults
on the fourth Saturday of the month at 11 a.m., and is
seeking instructors to lead art classes.
For more details or reservations for the medita-
tion class, call AMIAL at 941-778-2099 or email
al ik iulU. \MIl@gmail.com.
Author pens book about
Cortez, Anna Maria Island
Author Mary Jane Forbes has released online a fic-
tional book, "The Fisherman," which is set in Cortez and
on Anna Maria Island.
Forbes' story is a murder-mystery surrounding a
Cortez fisherman, a female surgeon and a psychic inves-
tigator trying to help solve the crime.
Forbes has written a number of books using other
Florida locations as the setting.
She said an article published in The Islander -
about the ghost of the Bali Hai resort in Holmes Beach
inspired "The Fisherman." Future books also may include
Cortez and the island as the setting, she said.
Her books are available at amazon.com.
Forbes lives in Port Orange.
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Countdown to new sea turtle nesting record continues
By Mark Young
A dozen sea turtle nests are needed for Anna Maria
Island to surpass a record shattered in 2012, when 362
nests were recorded during a storm-ridden season that
claimed almost a third of those nests.
Regardless of whether Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch and Shorebird Monitoring garners another dozen
nests, this year's nesting season can still be considered
more successful than the past season when it comes to
However, the record remains in sight and AMITW
executive director Suzi Fox is confident the past season's
record will fall.
As of Aug. 9, AMITW has recorded 351 nests and
364 false crawls.
Nesting season is winding down and hatchling season
is picking up, but Fox said there should be enough late
nesters to bypass the 2012 record.
In the meantime, as of Aug. 9, more than 1,300 hatch-
lings had headed to the Gulf of Mexico, and that number
is expected to climb dramatically with nests hatching up
and down island shores.
Almost a third of the nests recorded in Section 7
- 26th Street to Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach -
showed evidence of hatched nests on the morning of Aug.
10, including one of the rare green turtle nests, which was
excavated that morning.
AMITW education coordinators Glenn and Claudia
Wiseman counted 98 eggs in the green turtle nest and 96
of them had hatched.
"That's an incredible success rate for a nest," said
While the focus turns to hatchlings, female turtles
are still making appearances. After volunteering for 10
years for AMITW, Ray Dalto saw his first nesting turtle
Aug. 3 in Section 7.
"It's rare when you come upon a nesting turtle," said
Dalto. "It can take a lifetime to see something like that
and you have to be pretty lucky, so in the 10 years I've
been doing this, I'd have to say that last week was the
highlight for me."
Dalto spent most of his life in Michigan, but was a
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several years ago.
A self-described "animal freak," Dalto said he used
to read all about nesting turtles on the beaches of North
Carolina. So, when he and his wife of 39 years moved to
the area, "I immediately hooked up with Suzi. It's a great
organization and a great group of people."
AMITW has broken one record already with the
number of false crawls. In the 2012 season, AMITW
recorded 329 false crawls to this season's 364.
Like some, Dalto believes the numbers seen in the
past two seasons is a result of groups like AMITW and
conservation efforts that have been ongoing for many
While there have been an increased number of reports
this year of people harassing turtles and being irrespon-
sible with litter and beach equipment left on the beaches,
there are more stewards of sea turtles compared to those
having a negative impact.
"One thing I have noticed in the past 10 years is that
there is a lot more interest from the public," said Dalto
after a conversation with a young man on the beach, who
said he had to warn some volleyball players away from
a nest the previous day.
Another young visitor from Cincinnati heard about
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FISH hopes to find new home for historic Esperanza
By Mark Young
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage boatworks
committee member Jim Kelly said Aug. 6 that the historic
Esperanza needs a new home.
The 15-foot-sailboat is being stored at the FISH boat-
works facility and the space is needed to renovate the
"We've discussed the Esperanza at great length," said
Kelly. "It's been at the boatworks for several months.
We'd like to get it out of the building and find a good
home for the boat."
FISH has discussed options for the Esperanza, used
by six Cuban refugees in the 1990s seeking asylum in the
United States. The boat was discovered on the Atlantic
coast near Florida's Windley Key, and brought to the
Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez for renovation.
Former museum boat builder Bob Pitt and Paul
Thomas, former president of the Florida Gulf Coast
Traditional Small Craft Association, brought the craft to
The boat was in bad shape and there was a concern
it would not survive the trip across Florida.
It did make it to Cortez, at which time volunteers
began the extensive renovation, taking the Esperanza
apart board by board.
During the project, Cuban ingenuity became appar-
ent, as it appeared the craft was put together by the refu-
gees using materials from other boats, docks and build-
FISH has continued to maintain the Esperanza, but
Mote, AMITW offer free,
educational turtle walks
Most everyone knows it's sea turtle nesting
season on area beaches, but Mote Marine Laboratory
is asking one simple question: "How much do you
know about our flippered friends?"
Mote wants to answer that question by inviting
the public to participate in its free educational strolls
offered in collaboration with Hilton Longboat Key
Learn the tale behind the turtle tracks and scout
local beaches for nesting activity, while also learning
about local wildlife and natural habitats.
The Mote Marine Laboratory Turtle Walks begin
at 6:45 a.m. Saturday through July. No reservations
Mote scientists and volunteers will teach sea turtle
t ik nuinl>'\y such as "false crawls." Tour guides will
explain how false crawls and nests are documented
For more information on how to participate, go
online to www.mote.org/2013nesting. Walks are about
1.5 miles along the shore of Longboat Key.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch also offers talks
and walks, but reservations are required because they
found groups grew to too many participants.
AMITW's turtle walks are held on Wednesday
mornings throughout the summer. To reserve a spot,
call Claudia Wiseman at 248-982-5600.
Kelly said it is time for the craft to have a proper home.
Discussion over the past few months focused on where
it can go.
If FISH or the Florida Maritime Museum maintains
possession of the craft, it would have to be stored outside.
There also was discussion of donating the boat to the
Manatee Historical Village, but there, too, the Esperanza
would be exposed to the elements.
FISH did not have a quorum at its Aug. 6 meeting and
were unable to make a decision, but the search continues
and FISH will readdress the Esperanza's final destination
at its Sept. 9 meeting.
In other matters, Kelly said the boatworks is seeking
more volunteers and donated boats and the loading dock
on the east end of the facility has been completed.
In other FISH matters that could be addressed but
not voted on, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival chair
Linda Molto had no further hii_.'i lion, for the 2014 fes-
The lone th'i._'.'Iiii is "Wishin' I was Fishin'" and
Molto said since applications to vendors were going out
this month, that would likely remain as the theme for the
FISH member Karen Bell reported commercial fish-
ing has been fairly slow due to recent storms.
"The bait was pushed offshore due to a lot of rain,"
she said. "The grouper fishing is slow, but the mullet are
looking good and getting fatter by the minute."
The board, at times, struggles to address simple mat-
ters due to its volunteer makeup. Monthly meetings attri-
bute to long delays to address routine items, so Bell also
suggested the board consider hiring a director.
"I know we never have any money, but we need
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things and make FISH as successful as it should be," she
said. "I think we are taking baby steps in that direction,
but if you get the right person, they have the ability to
seek grants and organize fundraisers."
Bell said FISH should be holding a lot more fund-
raisers and suggested movie night and $1 mullet dinner
"We wanted to do all these things that are fun and are
huge moneymakers," she said. "No one has the time to
get it all done. We need a person with a personality that
can bring people together."
No action was taken on Bell's huow'._'.in. but it is
expected to be discussed at the board's Sept. 9 meeting.
The meeting was scheduled for Sept. 2, but due to the
Labor Day weekend, was rescheduled for the following
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The annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival is
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Anna Maria Elementary readies for classes to begin Aug. 19
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Elementary School principal David Mar-
shall is busy getting the school and his staff ready for
Aug. 19, when another school year begins.
For the coming school year, he'll have three less
teachers than last year.
"Budget cuts have affected all district schools," Mar-
shall said. However, AME will maintain its classroom
size, which is always less than the state-mandated size,
"I am planning for between 250-260 students this
year and 12 classrooms, and we won't be coming close
to the maximum class size," he said.
The state requirement is a maximum of 18 students
to one teacher for kindergarten through third-grade and
22 students to one teacher in grades four and five.
AME has a capacity for 330 students and the pro-
jected vacancies could be filled by school choice, but
parents of school-choice students must provide transpor-
tation to and from the school. That could be an issue for
those families residing on the mainland.
Marshall, entering his third year as AME principal,
said he was dismayed he had to cut staff, but every district
school faced the predicament. Along with three teachers,
Marshall cut auxiliary staff, but school standards will be
maintained, he said.
"We've always been an A school. Last year, we
scored 616 points" on the Florida Comprehensive Apti-
tude Test, Marshall said. That was above the 525 score
needed for an A rating, he observed.
"I fully expect to do just as well this year. There
won't be any decline in our teaching. And, I think the A
rating is a feather in the cap for all our teachers, and a
testament to them and the active parents in the PTO who
support our school," Marshall said.
AME's parent-teacher organization is dedicated to
student education and events, Marshall said, adding that
the PTO will hold its annual fall festival in addition to
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The Rotary Club reader program also will continue.
That's a program where students read a nine-book series
on character, responsibility, trust and other values.
Students also will observe International Peace Day
Marshall also is pleased with the computer and
library services AME offers. It might not be so, but for
the volunteer effort of Charlene Doll, he said.
Marshall believes the AME volunteers and PTO help
the school and its educational reputation considerably.
Another continuing program is school lunch, he
said. Menus are available online at manateeschoolfoods.
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reduced-cost lunches. All lunches include fruits and fiber.
No fast-food snacks for AME students, Marshall noted.
Despite budget cuts, Marshall said "We don't expect
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Teachers report back to school Aug. 13, he said,
while the first day for students is Monday, Aug. 19.
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Island police blotter
July 29, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, burglary.
An unknown suspect entered a construction site, cut
the latches off and entered storage trailers. According
to the report, the suspect made off with tools valued at
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Aug. 4, 2500 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. A 21-year-
old Riverview woman was arrested for driving under the
influence. According to the report, EMS responded to a
call about a woman passed out behind the wheel of her
vehicle. A Bradenton Beach police officer responded and
detected an odor of alcohol, at which time a Manatee
County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to conduct a
field sobriety test. According to the report, Jessica Frazier
failed the FST and was taken into custody.
Aug. 3, 2400 block of Gulf Drive, resisting arrest.
Police made contact with a man on the street holding a
cup of beer. The officer ordered the man to pour out the
beer, but he continued drinking and was placed under
arrest. While at the police station, the man slipped out of
his handcuffs and tried to remove the restraining shack-
les. He was ordered to sit down several times. After refus-
ing each command, he was pepper-sprayed, secured and
transported to the Manatee County jail.
Aug. 2, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North, grand theft.
A complainant reported two iPods valued at $450 were
Aug. 7, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North, criminal
mischief. A complainant reported she heard a noise that
sounded like a small thud in the middle of the night.
When she awoke, she discovered one of her windows
looked as if it had been shot out. Police found a BB inside
Aug. 7, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North, property
damage. A man called police to report he was follow-
ing a vehicle and said someone discharged something
that broke the window of another vehicle. An MCSO
deputy stopped the suspects in the 6600 block of Cortez
Road West. The men denied any wrongdoing and a search
of their vehicle found nothing suspicious. Nothing was
found at the site of the incident where the window was
Aug. 6, 611 Gulf Drive N., Imperial House, theft. A
complainant reported the theft of a bike valued at $100.
Aug. 6, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, Runaway
Bay, vehicle burglary. A complainant called police on
behalf of a friend who had visited her. The victim reported
her wallet had been stolen during her visit.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
July 26, 248 S. Harbor Drive, St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, criminal mischief. A church representative
contacted police regarding vandalism to two signs that
stated "Private Property, Not A Thru Way." Someone
wrote in black permanent marker, "What would Jesus
PRIVATE PROPERTY church
I Signs in the
NOT A THRUlWAY!i parking lot at St.
lic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach, pro-
Property" and stat-
ing church property
is "not a thru-way"
were defaced and
reported to police
Aug. 26. Islander
do?" Damage to the signs was estimated at $150.
July 26,3100 block of Avenue E, domestic. Police
responded to a verbal argument between a boyfriend and
girlfriend. According to the woman, the couple argued
over her losing his credit card. There was no physical
contact and the man agreed to leave for the night.
July 25, 400 block of Clark Drive, trespass. A
woman awoke to find a man entering her residence. She
screamed and woke her roommate. The man apologized
and began to leave. The women said they were calling the
police and the man waited outside for them to arrive. He
said he was meeting a friend next door and mistakenly
entered the wrong unit. The man's story was confirmed,
but the complainant wanted to press charges.
Aug. 3, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, battery. A
19-year-old Lakeland woman was arrested for misde-
meanor battery after attacking a man. The responding
officer witnessed the woman striking the man on the
head, at which time he attempted to restrain her. She
was taken into custody.
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POLICE BLOTTER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
July 13, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
DUI. A 53-year-old Anna Maria woman was arrested for
driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a
Breathalyzer test. Laura Gee was stopped for running a
red light, at which time a Holmes Beach police officer
detected an odor of alcohol. She initially agreed to a field
sobriety test, but asked to get her shoes from the trunk.
When she opened the trunk, the officer observed an open
bottle of gin. She was arrested and taken to the county
jail, where she refused to submit to a Breathalyzer.
July 13, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
criminal mischief. A beachgoer reported to police a large
dent in her driver's side door that she discovered when
she returned to her car in the parking lot. Damages were
estimated at $500.
July 17, 500 block of 67th Street, burglary. A man
reported someone entered his boat and stole 45 gallons of
fuel valued at $180. Police observed muddy footprints at
the point of entry and were able to secure fingerprints.
July 20, 5300 block of Marina Drive, information.
A complainant reported his bicycle was stolen and that
he chased the suspect, who dropped the bike. According
to the report, the suspect ran back to where he stole the
complainant's bike and grabbed another one. He rode
to a nearby store, where police waited for him to exit
and he was detained for questioning. The complain-
ant then declined to press charges and the suspect was
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 h, ,rf's Office.
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.
In emergencies, call 911.
The Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez will close in
September to reconfigure the museum layout and update
The new arrangement will further engage the com-
munity, according to a news release from the Manatee
County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office, which man-
ages the museum.
Jack A. Bishop Jr.
Jack A. Bishop Jr. of Bradenton died Aug. 1. He was
born in California Jan. 18, 1929.
Mr. Bishop was a veteran of the Korean War. He
graduated from college with a degree in mining and engi-
neering. He worked for many years for Midland Glass
Co. in Clifford, N.J., as an auditor for the engineering
department. He retired to Bamega Light, N.J., and Anna
He volunteered for the Island Players of Anna Maria
and at Freedom Village of Bradenton.
A family service is planned for a later date in South
Amboy, N.J. Memorial donations may be made to
Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto
Mr. Bishop is survived by his son, Bruce; former
wife Joan; and cousins Charlotte Horn, Joan Moore and
Shirley Jonson, all of California.
Museum education and volunteer coordinator John
Beale said, in the release, "Florida's maritime heritage
spans from the Stone Age to the Space Age. We hope
to share some of that history and why it is important to
The new floor plan should improve traffic flow, allow
a greater number of objects to be seen by the public and
provide more opportunities for rotation of exhibits.
Museum supervisor Amara Nash said, "Florida's
maritime history relates to everyone who lives in or visits
Florida, sometimes in unexpected ways."
The museum, 4415 119th St. W., will reopen with a
celebration Saturday, Oct. 5.
For more information, call the clerk's office at 941-
Roadwatch this week
The Florida Department of Transportation is con-
tinuing with maintenance repairs to the Anna Maria
A DOT spokesperson said most of the work is
being done underneath the bridge at night and has little
affect on traffic.
The project is scheduled for completion by late
summer, the spokesperson said.
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opens on mainland
Ralph's restaurant opened at 5942 34th St. W., Bra-
denton, according to owner Dave Russell.
The restaurant owners formerly operated as Rotten
Ralph's, so named by Dave's father, the jovial late
founder, Ralph Russell.
While the new restaurant has omitted Rotten from
its name, it will continue traditions established by Rotten
Ralph's on the island, Russell said, including serving all-
you-can-eat fish and chips.
Russell said his family operated restaurants on Anna
Maria Island for 25 years before moving to Bradenton.
"We wanted a more central Manatee location," he
said, and a year-round clientele. The new location -
across from the State College of Florida and south of
IMG Academy has "plenty of seating, it's great for a
quick lunch, and is just about 10 minutes from anywhere
Many staff members from Rotten Ralph's have been
retained at Ralph's, Russell said.
Rotten Ralph's recently ended a five-year operation
at the Bradenton Beach city pier when negotiations on
back rents and a lease failed.
Chiles group donating
to end hunger
Ed Chiles' restaurants on Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key are donating $1 from each grouper sand-
wich and burger sold from adult menus Sept. 16-22 to
the No Kid Hungry program sponsored by Share our
The Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna
Maria, the BeachHouse, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach, and the MarVista, 760 Broadway St., Longboat
Key, are participating.
For more information, call the Sandbar at 941-778-
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Chamber sets August events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly sunrise breakfast 7:45-9 a.m. Wednes-
day, Aug. 14, at the Feast Restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive,
The breakfast is $8 and reservations are required.
Members are encouraged to bring guests and pro-
spective members are welcome.
The second annual chamber Small Business Devel-
opment Expo will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 20, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
The cost to attend is $25, including seminars, coffee
breaks, lunch and door prizes.
For event reservations or tickets, call the chamber at
Chamber golf coming
The annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce golf tournament to raise funds for a scholarship
program is set for 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the
Bradenton Country Club.
The entry fee is $125 per golfer, either in foursomes
or a single. The format is a scramble and a number of
prizes will be offered in various award categories.
Cost of the tournament includes the awards banquet
Proceeds go to the chamber's scholarship program,
which annually awards select high school seniors plan-
ning to major in business at college with a scholarship.
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Bradenton. The Russell '
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Ralph restaurants on
the Bradenton Beach city
pier and in Anna Maria.
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For more information or to register, call the chamber
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will hold
its monthly Networking at Noon luncheon 11:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Bridge Street Bistro,
111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
The event is sponsored by Longboat Key Dental and
members are encouraged to bring a guest. Cost of the
luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for guests.
For more information, call the chamber at 941-383-
CrossPointe offers aid to
CrossPointe Fellowship at 8605 Gulf Drive in
Holmes Beach has formed a new ministry, the Business
Emergency Assistance Team, to help any small business
on Anna Maria Island in times of an emergency.
The Rev. Ed Moss of CrossPointe said the group was
formed to bring back an earlier period of thoughtfulness
in American history to the island.
"Remember when neighbors helped neighbors in
need, or one business would help another? It's all about
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Waterfront restaurant says thanks for support
By Rick Catlin
Jason Suzor, owner of the Waterfront Restaurant at
111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, is saying thanks to the
community for its support of the amendment to the city's
spirits ordinance that now allows for some restaurants to
serve liquor, along with beer and wine.
"It really could not have passed without all the sup-
port of residents, especially our neighbors," Suzor said.
"I want to publicly thank them, and I'm pleased the res-
taurant's neighbors have placed faith in us. We won't let
The amendment allows any establishment that has
sold beer and wine for a minimum five years without code
violations or illegal incidents on the premises to apply
for a special permit to sell liquor.
Alcohol sales for restaurants with the permit must
end at 10 p.m.
Neighbors of the Waterfront were concerned alcohol
sales would continue until 2:30 a.m., the city's mandated
closure time for beer and wine establishments, and create
loud noises and disturbances in the early morning hours.
Suzor, who proposed the amendment, alleviated those
fears by agreeing to the 10 p.m. closure clause.
"And remember, this is not just for the Waterfront,
but for all beer and wine establishments in the city that
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us being a community. We are a community and this will
bring us together," he said.
A business might need to move equipment rapidly
because of a leak or need a quick repair until a repair
company can arrive, save perishable goods from a refrig-
erator or freezer by moving them elsewhere or just about
any type of emergency, Moss said.
"This is how America operated years ago. We want
to bring that spirit back to Anna Maria Island. We want
to help," he added.
BEAT is a church ministry that does not accept dona-
tions for its services. Volunteers do not have to be church
members, just willing to help others, Moss said.
"If you have an emergency and you could use some
guys to help you out, please call us anytime, 24 hours a
day. The help is free," Moss said.
For more information, call Moss at 941-219-9211 or
want to sell mixed drinks," Suzor said.
An establishment that sells only beer and wine can
remain open until 2:30 a.m., according to the ordinance.
However, if an establishment obtains a special use permit
for other spirits, it must halt alcohol sales at 10 p.m.
Other establishments, such as the Sandbar restaurant
and Bortell's, with pre-existing licenses for full-service
liquor sales will not be affected by the ordinance. Like-
wise, some establishments in the city that serve only beer
and wine can remain open until 2:30 a.m.
Any restaurant applying for a special-use permit
must first obtain a state liquor license for its special-use
permit application. The city retains the right to withdraw
the special-use permit if three or more code violations
occur at the establishment within a three-month period.
Suzor brought the proposed changes forward because
many Waterfront customers requested cocktails and spe-
cialty drinks. Suzor and his family have owned the Water-
front Restaurant since 2002.
New to the job, not the beach
I was born and raised in Bradenton. Being from the
mainland, Anna Maria Island has always been my beach.
I learned to swim in our patch of Gulf waters. Every
sunset, beach barbecue and waterside stroll makes me
proud to call this area home.
While in high school, the island became my work-
place. For the past seven years, throughout high school
and college, I've worked at Mr. Bones BBQ in Holmes
Beach. In May 2012, I earned my bachelor's degree in
journalism and media studies from the University of
South Florida-St. Petersburg.
I began freelance writing and painting projects, and
continued waiting tables at Mr. Bones. I worked on a
mural in Bradenton under artist Michael Parker and
contributed to other collaborative art ventures in and
around Bradenton. I contribute regularly to The Village
magazine and also had stories published in both the Gulf
Coast Business Review and the web-based Bradenton
Now that I've properly introduced myself, I hope to
get to know you, too. I'll be seeing you on my around-
the-island and elementary school beat.
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business expo Aug. 20
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will present the Small Business Development Expo in
August at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive,
The expo will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 20, with seminars on business topics and vendors
offering guidance and services.
Seminar topics will include advertising and mar-
keting, website development and digital apps, social
media projects and health care.
Last year's expo was a sell-out and attendance
was better than expected for the first-time event.
Tickets to attend are $25 in advance, or $35 the
day of the event.
For more information, call the chamber at 941-
Jennifer Glenfield has a creative force that doesn't
stop at writing. She's worked seven years as a server
at Mr. Bones BBQ, 3007 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
and contributed to several collaborative art projects.
The mural at Mr. Bones is her first as the lead artist,
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Vacation ending brings playoffs to indoor soccer league
By Kevin Cassidy
The summer indoor soccer league at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, is in the books and playoffs begin the week
before school begins again in the 8-10 division at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 14, when third-seed Air & Energy takes
on second-seed Beach Bistro.
The winner of that match will take on top-seed LPAC
for the division championship at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16
In the 11-13 division, fourth-seed Bark & Co. Realty
takes on top-seed Eat Here at 7 p.m. while second-seed
LPAC takes on third-seed Island Dental Spa at 8 p.m.
The winners then meet to decide the champions of the
division at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16
There were a few great games played in the 11-13
division last week, starting Aug. 5 when Eat Here edged
Island Dental 6-4 behind three goals each from Javier Sal-
gado and Robbie Fellowes. Luke Marvin, Luke Greaves,
Dylan Joseph and Brooke Capparelli scored for Island
Dental Spa in the loss.
The second game was a nail-biter as LPAC slipped
past Bark & Co. 1-0 behind a goal from Gavin Walker
and some strong play from younger brother Preston
The action Aug. 7 was exciting as well, with LPAC
handing Eat Here its first loss on the season. LPAC won
6-4 behind four goals from Ryan Fellowes and single
goals from Nate Bettger and Taylor Pierce. Carter Reeme-
lin and Robbie Fellowes scored two goals each to lead
Eat Here in the loss.
Island Dental slid past Bark in the second game of
the evening behind three goals from Ryan Joseph and a
goal each from Luke Greaves and Brooke Capparelli.
James Whyte had two goals, while brother Stephen
Whyte added one goal for Bark in the loss.
Only one game was played in the 8-10 division
last week. LPAC defeated Beach Bistro 6-3 on Aug. 7.
Ryan Joseph led the way with four goals, while David
Daigle and Joshy Calhoun each added one goal in the
LPAC's Nate Bettger surveys the court as Angelina
Sculco applies pressure for Bark & Co. Realty Aug. 5
during indoor soccer action at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
LPAC's Ryan Fellowes carries the ball forward Aug. 5
as Bark & Co. Realty's Brennan Bowers defends during
indoor soccer action at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Seeds set for flag football playoffs
The regular season of the center's NFL Flag Foot-
ball League has ended and now players turn their atten-
tion to the playoffs. It's win or go home, which will
surely ratchet up the intensity.
Discount Signs & Wraps Seahawks earned the top
seed with a 6-1-1 record. They were closely followed in
the standings by 6-2 Slim's Place Broncos and Agnelli
Pool & Spa Giants, which finished at 5-2-1. Sato Real
Estate Browns grabbed fourth seed with a 4-3 record
followed by the 3-5 Waterfront Restaurant Raiders. The
Feast Falcons and Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins
both finished 2-5, while Jessie's Island Store Jaguars
finished 2-6 to earn the eighth seed.
The action gets started at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
14, when fifth-seed Waterfront Restaurant Raiders take
on fourth-seed Sato Real Estate Browns, No. 8-seed
Jessie's Jaguars takes on top-seed Discount Signs &
Wraps in the second game, followed by seventh-seed
Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins taking on second-
seed Slim's Place Broncos.
First-round playoff action culminates with sixth-
seeded The Feast Falcons taking on No. 3 seed Agnelli
Pool & Spa Giants.
The playoffs continue Aug. 15 with semifinal games
being played and a hope to make it to the center's Super
Bowl, which will be played at the center at 8 p.m. Thurs-
day, Aug. 22
Key Royale golf news
Despite the recent heat wave known as summer on
Anna Maria Island, it was another fairly busy week of
golf at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.
The women played a best-ball scramble match Aug.
6. The team of Mary Selby, Joyce Lathrop, SueAnne
Schmitzerle and Liz Lang combined on a gross score
of 37 to edge the second-place team of Joyce Brown,
Kris Landkammer, Christina Mason and Terry Westby
by one stroke.
The men played a nine-hole team scramble Aug.
8. The team of Tom Nelson, Mike Pritchard, Jim Kirk
and Art McMillan combined on a 6-under-par 26 to earn
clubhouse b.'ini' rights for the day.
The members got together Aug. 9 for a nine-hole,
best-two-balls-of-foursome match, which saw the team
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Earl Huntzinger combined on a 7-under-par 57 to grab
Beach Bums, IRE make moves in volleyball
Beach Bums swept past Bowes Imaging Center
25-18 and 25-22 Aug. 6 to break a tie for first place in
the adult coed volleyball league at the center gym.
The victory improves Beach Bums to 5-1, while
Bowes Imaging Center fell to 4-2 on the season.
Island Real Estate won its second match in a row,
defeating Southern Greens 25-23, 25-17 with Meagn
Ray coming through on clutch serves on both game and
The final match of the evening saw Southern Greens
improve to 3-3 after a come-from-behind victory over
Salon Salon 16-25, 25-22, 25-18.
There are two weeks left in the season before play-
offs start Aug. 27.
Sign ups underway for fall sports
Registration for adult and youth sports are underway
at the center. The center is offering soccer, basketball
and dodgeball leagues for adult players, while younger
players can take part in outdoor soccer.
To register or to get more information, contact Troy
Shonk at 941-778-1908 or email email@example.com
AMICC Indoor Soccer playoff schedule
Aug. 14 7 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Beach Bistro
Aug. 16 6 p.m. TBD vs. LPAC
Aug. 14 7 p.m.
Aug. 14 8 p.m.
Aug. 16 7 p.m.
Bark & Company vs. Eat Here
LPAC vs. Island Dental
AMICC Adult Flag Football schedule
Agnelli Pool vs. Jessie's
Waterfront vs. Slim's Place
Beach to Bay vs. Discount
9 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. The Feast
6 p.m. Sato Real Estate vs. Slim's
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Island anglers find consistent weather, consistent fishing
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Fishing around Anna Maria Island remains con-
sistent with mangrove snapper, flounder and Spanish
mackerel catches coming from nearshore structure in
the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. You can also find
any of these species around the local fishing piers and
bridges, although a little more determination might be
required to get your limit.
On the flats, you need to fish early morning or late
evening to find success. Beat the heat and get into some
catch-and-release snook along mangrove edges and grass
flats, especially those close to passes or inlets. Redfish are
cruising the flats during high tides and schooling close
to mangrove shorelines, although you may see them in
open water, too. I guess you just need to keep a watchful
eye out no matter where you are on the flats. Live shiners
and pinfish under a cork should get eaten by a red.
Meanwhile, shark fishing along the beaches is
proving adventurous. Rumors of fish 3-8 feet are being
reported. Expect to encounter blacktip, bull, sandbar and
bonnethead sharks along the beaches. If you're lucky
you may even tie into a hammerhead. Chunk baits such
as mackerel, bonito, jack crevalle or stingray wings will
get the sharks interested.
Check the charts for what's a keeper and what must
be released among shark species.
Johnny Mattay at Island Discount Tackle is seeing
limits of mangrove snapper being filleted on the Keyes
Marina cleaning tables. Mangoes in the 1- to 2-pound
range are the norm for nearshore catches. Mattay suggests
hunting at nearshore reefs, rock piles, deep mangrove
edges and the piers for these tasty fish.
For bait, small live shrimp or shiners will suffice. For
i ii ',in. stealth is key. While fishing the piers or man-
grove edges, rig with as light as 15-pound fluorocarbon
leader combined with a No. 2 mosquito hook. If you're
fishing the nearshore reefs, you may want to increase
your leader to at least 30 pound, but not more than 50
pound. When fishing the reefs, you may encounter larger
snapper or even grouper, which require a larger leader.
Along the beaches, Mattay is experiencing drag-
screaming action on catch-and-release snook. By using
live shiners, pinfish or whiting, Mattay is hooking up
snook up to 36 inches. When beach fishing, Mattay is
using 30-50-pound fluorocarbon for leader depending on
water clarity. Lighter leader for clear water, heavier for
cloudy or stained water.
Other catches along the beaches include jack cre-
valle, mackerel, flounder and, of course, shark. For the
Dale Redeker, left, of Holmes Beach, and Capt. Tom
Rodgers show off a monster redfish caught by Redeker
Aug. 8 on light tackle and cut bait and released in the
bay waters near Anna Maria Island.
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jacks and macks, small white jigs or silver spoons will
get a bite. For flounder, live shiners or pinfish will work.
If you're into using artificial, try a Berkley Gulp shrimp
on a 1/4-ounce jighead. For the shark, use jacks or mack-
erel. Cut them into hand-size chunks and cast the bait in
the strike zone past the sandbar. For the shark, expect to
catch anih ingl_ from 3-foot bonnetheads all the way to
8-foot bull sharks.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is work-
ing nearshore structure in Tampa Bay and in the Gulf of
Mexico for mangrove snapper and flounder. By using live
shiners and pinfish for bait, Gross is catching limits of
mangrove snapper in the 1- to 2-pound range. Flounder
catches are occurring on the same baits with an average
size of 15-16 inches.
Moving to the flats, Gross is targeting redfish. By
working the mangrove edges, he's managing to find
schooling reds on the high tides. For 1 i.,.inm. Gross is
using a small cork attached to a 20-pound leader with a
No. 2 hook. Small live shiners and pinfish are the baits
To finish up, Gross is fishing deep grass flats for
spotted seatrout. While targeting trout, Gross is also put-
ting his clients on Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, jacks and
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing offshore with good results
- limits of both gag grouper and mangrove snapper. For
bait, Girle is using live pinfish, shiners and threadfin her-
ring. While fishing offshore, you can expect to catch Key
West grunts, red grouper and Spanish mackerel.
Moving inshore, Girle is targeting redfish in Sarasota
Bay, where he quietly moves along shallow grass flats
at peak high tide, to hook up with schooling reds. For
riiin.', he's either free-lining baits or using a popping
cork to aid in casting if the reds are far from the boat.
Live shiners and pinfish are Girle's baits of choice.
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ter Maylyn and
Jay Bross, all
Ga., show off
a nice flounder
at port at the
the result of an
Aug. 1 charter
Also in the bay, Girle is catching spotted seatrout and
catch-and-release snook. For the snook, Girle suggests
looking in the same areas as for redfish. For the trout,
Girle is fishing deeper grass flats of 4-6 feet, and finding
good numbers of fish.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says night
fishing for shark is resulting in numerous catches of
blacktip and sandbar sharks. Chunk baits, such as Span-
ish mackerel, bonito, jack crevalle or stingray wings, are
resulting in catches of 5-6 feet.
If night fishing isn't your thing, Sork suggests work-
ing the morning bite at the pier. At sunrise, Spanish mack-
erel are swarming on schools of hatch bait. Joining the
macks are schools of ladyfish and jack crevalle. To catch
any of these species, a small white crappie jig or silver
spoon is the trick.
Under the pier, around the structure, pier fishers are
catching flounder, mangrove snapper and juvenile grou-
per. Live shrimp, shiners or a pinfish will get you con-
nected with these species.
Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing floun-
der, snapper and black drum being reeled up from under
the pier. Fishers using live shrimp or live shiners are
getting the bite. If you're planning on bringing fish home
for dinner, make sure you're equipped with a ruler to
measure your catch. Most of the fish are just barely keep-
ers, so you need to be measuring.
When the bait schools are abundant around the pier,
Malfese says you can expect to catch Spanish mackerel,
jack crevalle and blue runners. The key to cashing in
on this bite is right place, right time. These species are
schooling fish that will quickly come in and ravage the
bait schools and leave just as quickly as they arrived.
Small white speck rigs or Gotcha plugs are a good way
to lure the fish to your hook.
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Shark week, shark frenzy
Alec Sussman, 15,
managed to hook and
reel in this shark on
the beach in Anna
Maria, while Connor
Gerardi and Alec's
twin, David Suss-
man, unhooked and
released it to hunt
again. Connor lives in
Anna Maria, while the
twins, Alec and David,
are visiting from south
Tampa. They reported
taking an hour and
20 minutes to land the
Anthony Leverett of
Anna Maria Island
shows off a 4-foot
baby tiger shark,
caught and carefully
released, while work-
ing with Capt. Larry
McGuire of shi. ,,' Me
the Fish Charters.
The tiger joined the
fishing party while
they worked grouper
in about 50 feet of
water offshore of the
island, hitting on a
said it was only the
second tiger shark
caught on his boat in
all his years fishing.
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ISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES
Island real estate sales
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
804 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, 5,462 sfla / 7,645
sfur 7bed/4bath/2car home built in 1994 on a 100x100 lot
was sold 07/19/13, Kaleta to Rosenblit for $1,410,000;
110 10th St. S., Bradenton Beach, 2,037 sfla / 2,491
sfur 6bed/4bath bayfront duplex with two additional cot-
tages built in 1948 on a 100xl00 lot was sold 07/15/13,
Dean to Varner for $850,000; list $990,000.
516 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, 1,401 sfla / 1,942
sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1990 on a 51x145 lot
was sold 07/25/13, Sandpiper Inn LLC to Mergerian for
752 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria, 1,300 sfla
3bed/3bath pool home built in 1968 on a 50x105 lot was
sold 07/24/13, 3610 Gulf of Mexico LLC to Wieler for
$650,000; list $699,999.
523 South Drive, Anna Maria, 1,736 sfla / 2,861 sfur
3bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1976 on a 60x110
lot was sold 07/19/13, Trivento I LLC to Stepping Out
Properties LLC for $580,000; list $624,900.
305 Crescent Drive, Anna Maria, 1,640 sfla / 1,688
sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1979 on a 72x1 10 lot was
sold 07/26/13, Pandolph to Bristow for $500,000; list
208 Archer Way, Anna Maria, 1,885 sfla / 2,429 sfur
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1957 on a 80x125 lot sold
07/23/13, Tooker to Page for $480,000; list $499,900.
201 30th St., Holmes Beach, 1,500 sfla / 1,839
sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1990 on a 50x100 lot
was sold 07/22/13, Doran to Appleby for $385,000; list
601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 102, Gulf Watch, Bradenton
Beach, 1,282 sfla / 1,380 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool built in 1986 was sold 07/24/13, Wilson to
Whyte for $335,000.
5400 Gulf Drive, Unit 27, 5400 Gulf Drive Condo-
minium, Holmes Beach, 968 sfla / 996 sfur 2bed/11/ bath
condo with shared pool built in 1964 was sold 07/23/13,
Deaton to Farry for $255,500; list $269,000.
432 62nd St., Holmes Beach, 1,080 sfla / 1,452 sfur
2bed/2bath half duplex built in 1972 on a 35x93 lot was
sold 07/22/13, Dunkle to Blohm for $245,000.
212 82nd St., Holmes Beach, 2,536 sfla / 2,680 sfur
2bed/2bath home built in 1969 on a 90x90 lot was sold
07/24/13, Miller to AMI Breeze LLC for $225,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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TV: MAGNAVOX 24-inch, $20, twin-size patch-
work quilt, $20. Call 941-737-9173.
OUTDOOR DINING TABLE, $75, rattan coffee
table, $75, fire pit table, $100, total gym, $100.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The
Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View
and purchase online: www.jackelka.com
Individuals may place one free ad with up to
three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words
or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted
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THE HIVE: GIFTS & Arts at Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach. Local hand-made unique
jewelry including our very popular Mermaids
Range, Tibetan jewelry and goods, plus Pan-
dora-style charms and various gift items from
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.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive,
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-
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Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry,
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.
BIG FURNITURE SALE at Haley's Motel. 9 a.m.-
noon Friday, Aug. 16. Tables, chairs, futons,
bed frames, dressers, framed pictures, lamps
and more. See photos on Craigslist. 8104 Gulf
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WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and
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with battery. Must see! $2,150 obo. Call Toni,
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood
development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog
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NICOLE AND HALLIE'S babysitting, pet sit-
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with animals. Hallie, 941-773-6317, Nicole,
RESPONSIBLE ISLAND STUDENT available
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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
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spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades,
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941-779-6638. Leave message.
ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year
Island resident, references. The Flying Dutch-
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carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
CLEANING BY LAURA offers everything on
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dusting and emptying wastebaskets. 941-
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free
estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native
islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experi-
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assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-
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-
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lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-
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TRUEBLUE33 COMPUTER REPAIR Service,
LLC. On-site computer service, reasonable
rates. Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714 or at
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL steam
pressure washing and interior cleaning.
Locally owned by residents of Anna Maria
Island. Bonded and insured with references.
Free estimates. Call Anthony, 941-735-4014
COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus
cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, soft-
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removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace
broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander
Socko a call: 941-799-1169.
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Engineer turned Handyman
free estimates -- no service charge -- no job too small
Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Air Conditioning/Heating
Call Jim at 941-448-7806 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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usually fix it. Cell phones, too.
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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.
The new Islander newspaper office is at
5604-B Marina Drive, across from
the library and next to Domino's Pizza.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.:
38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience
of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia,
more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call
today for an appointment, 941-518-8301.
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.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming,
hauling, cleanup. Island resident 25 years.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing
in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes.
Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-
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.
More ads = more readers in The Islander.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experi-
ence. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper.
Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases
of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured.
Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabi-
nets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed,
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handy-
man, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack
of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-
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.
SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michi-
gan builder, quality work guaranteed. Afford-
able, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616-
CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contrac-
tor. Free estimates and plans. New houses,
porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices.
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2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi,
tennis, boat dock. Seasonal, November. Call
VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near
boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria
Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL rental
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HOUSE FOR RENT: annual, 3BR/3BA canal-
front home in city of Anna Maria on Oak Avenue,
near stores and beach. Spacious and bright,
pets OK. $2,200/month. 941-538-9328.
BRADENTON BEACH: SEASONAL 2BR/1 BA.
Steps to beach. No pets. $875/week. 941-778-
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/
SHELL POINT BEAUTY Beautifully maintained 2BR/2BA
upper unit in quiet complex. Steps to great views of Watson's
Bayou on shared grounds. Steps to pool. $249,000.
ANNA MARIA COTTAGE Adorable, vintage cottage
located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3BR/2BA,
great screened porch, single car garage. Selling "turnkey"
DUPLEX NEAR BEACH. Ground level in Holmes Beach.
2BR/1BA one side, 1BR/1BA on second side. Short walk
to beach. $340,000.
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Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
3BR/2BA: CANAL, FURNISHED. Internet.
ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet
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WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA in exclusive Perico
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SHOULD I CALL THE REPAIRMAN? By Steven Ginzburg / Edited by Will Shortz
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83 Coin with a two-
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32 Coastal feature
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Historic 1926 Old Florida GulfView Cottage
3 Bedroom/3 Bath Oversized 75x1 45, 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- .
4*- Cottage is fully furnished and decorated, fea- ..f- -
turing historic Anna Maria art.
4* 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.
For more details: www.annamariacottage.com
firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-510-0340
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