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committee focuses on FISH meets, plans, AsTheWorld Terns tune up. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Op-Ed VOLUME 21, NO. 47 SEPT. 25, 2013 FREE Center spirit shows. Page 21 Happenings Pine beckons bees. Page 18 PLEASE SEE ARREST, PAGE 3 Pack 22 marks 50 years. Page 7 StreetlifeContractor arrested for defrauding cityBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Holmes Beach police arrested a contractor Sept. 19 for allegedly bilking the city out of money paid for a road project last year. Chris Arnold, 61, of Bradenton, owner of Services by Chris Arnold, was arrested for felony scheming to defraud. According to the probHBPD Detective Sgt. Brian Hall, Arnold entered into a contract with the city in 2012 to replace curbing in some areas of Holmes Beach. The agreement was to pay $24.50 per linear foot of curbing and the contract was valued at more than $215,500. Over the course of June-September 2012, pleted and charged the city for each project until the full amount of the contract was collected. On April 18, a former employee of Arnolds who worked on the Holmes Beach project, reported to police that his crew did only half the work agreed to and that Arnold ordered his employees to paint over the remaining curbs in order to mask the orange spray paint that had been applied to indicate replacement. New city staff in public works then began inspecting work sites and discovered several areas where the curbs had only been painted, not replaced. They said the old paint was showing through the cover-up paint. City inspectors determined the number of linear feet that had not been replaced as contracted, was valued at $92,830. Hall, who worked the case, made contact with Arnold Sept. 19, advising that he had an Arnold By Mark Young Islander Reporter The 2013 sea turtle nesting season is proving to be a record year. According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox, 368 loggerhead and green sea turtle nests have been recorded this year on the island shore, surpassing the 2012 record of 365 as of Sept. 20. The 15-year average prior to the 2012 season was 168 nests, 156 false crawls and about 9,000 hatchlings. Those numbers were shattered in 2012 with 365 nests, 329 false crawls and 12,723 hatchlings. The number of nests was the last record to fall in the data AMITW has been recording for more than two decades. The 2012 record of 329 false crawls fell several weeks ago. It stands at 360 this year with more than a month remaining and some hatching yet to come. The numbers can change, as hatches occur where what was thought to be a false crawl end of nesting season on Oct. 31. In 2012, the record numbers produced only 175 hatched nests, which would have Debby and Isaac not washed out an estimated 100 nests. With weather cooperating, AMITW has recorded a record 294 hatched nests thus far this season, with about 80 nests of hatchlings remaining in the sand. Despite the weather hardships of the 2012 season, AMITW still managed to record what was then a record 12,723 hatchlings to the Gulf of Mexico. That record too has been shattered this year with 19,543 hatchlings to the sea thus far. A record number of green turtle nests also have been recorded this year on the beaches. Fox said she can account for about 4,000 loggerhead nests in the past 30 years. But the smaller green turtles have rarely frequented the Its official: Sea turtle nesting season tops record books AMI day-trippers take cause to the causewayCharmian Miller, front left, PLEASE SEE TURTLES, PAGE 3

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OCTOBER SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY HB parking solutions focus on overow opportunitiesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Comedian Billy Connolly once told an audience that he didnt have a guardian angel. He instead had a parking angel. Its on my dashboard and you wind it up, he said. space. Island during season or on a holiday weekend knows parking angels are few and far between, but answers continue to be sought. Developing overflow parking opportunities in Holmes Beach is an idea gaining traction. It dominated the Sept. 16 conversation at the Holmes Beach Commit Committee members have been in discussion with four churches in the city to use parking lots on days when the church has no activities, and banks that close on Sun days also are being considered as parking alternatives. CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, already has opened its parking lot for visitors on Saturdays and signs on Gulf Drive already welcome people to use the 100-plus available parking spaces to park and ride the trolley. The churchs location near a trolley stop makes it an ideal parking area for visitors, according to the committee, and member Peggy Davenport said other Holmes Beach churches appear willing to work with the city, with the exception of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive. St. Bernard is not very open to much of anything, but maybe if they see it working in other places perhaps that will change, said Davenport. The committee views St. Bernard ideal due to its size and proximity to Manatee Public Beach. Davenport said she has been in contact with a church on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota that opens its parking lot to the public and she learned the church collects more than $10,000 a year from donations. Committee member Bob Johnson said discussions with churches seem favorable, but he wants the concept The discussion turned toward Mayor Carmel Montis concept of a parking garage at or near the public beach. Im not at liberty to discuss it, but we are covering the particulars with Manatee County, said Monti. During public comment, Alex Richardson suggested the city focus efforts on making use of all available public parking before pushing parking onto the church lots. He suggested directing excess beachgoers to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. ing in August, and was not received well by Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy, who said the city has Bradenton Beach is reviewing a proposed parking plan that would put to use the large lots at Coquina Beach to address parking in the business district. However, all three cities are working together, said committee chair and Holmes Beach commission candi date Carol Soustek. We are trying to unify ourselves for Lets start small and see how it works, said Soustek, noting CrossPointe, as well as Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and the Episcopal Church of Annunciation are good locations for their proximity to trolley stops. Church of Annunciation also is closer to the public beach than the Catholic church, which is a block or more from the nearest trolley stop. Soustek said the committee should concentrate on how to inform people and direct people to available parking. Opposition already has been raised by neighbors of CrossPointe, who said issues could arise from people walking through their neighborhood, where there are no amenities public restrooms. Soustek said solutions are possible, and all of us are going to have something to gripe about. But we arent going to solve a thing until we can alleviate the lack of control of who parks where. Johnson said the committee shouldnt limit a plan to one test site, but should get as many churches, businesses and organizations on board as soon as possible. Discussion on shared parking with Anna Maria Elementary School also is ongoing and the committees sible within walking distance of the public beach. Discussion then turned to directing visitors to parking areas. Soustek said an idea is in the works to have visitors tune into a radio station that would guide them to parking areas, inform them of parking lot statuses and advise on congestion problems. Monti said there is also an idea to develop an AMI parking app for smartphones. He said other ideas will be addressed following a and roundabouts. Nothing is set in stone, said Soustek. These are still ideas. You can see how many tentacles there are to each idea. We dont want to hurt one area or one street, but all The committee meets every other Monday and is next scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.Anna Maria meets on parking plan Anna Maria Commission Chair Chuck Webb called a commission meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, to hear Mayor SueLynns long-awaited parking plan. The plan was expected to include the introduc tion of some targeted areas for metered or paid parking, parking restrictions on some rights of way and options to tow illegally parked vehicles. The mayor said she and staff worked on the plan for more than a month. The meeting was to take place after The Islander went to press this week.

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All six species of sea turtles found in U.S. waters are considered threatened under the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. Conservation of sea turtles is a primary concern on Anna Maria Island, where beach renourishment requires monitoring the habitat and maintaining nesting, hatching and disorientation data.Family cooks for reward to solve suspicious deathBy Jill Mullins Special to the Islander Four Mullins kids grew up loving the water, boating and life on Anna Maria Island in the 1960s and s. Pat Mullins never lost his love of the water. But on Jan. 27, he left home on the Braden River in his 16-foot boat and never returned. In spite of an extensive search by law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard and many friends who carried on their search for many days after law enforcement called off theirs Mullins was not found until his body was brought ashore with the tide Feb. 5. The family later learned the Manapened after Mullins left home for a day on the water. He was found bound and tied to an anchor line, and he had been shot with a shotgun. Although the boat was found, there was apparently no evidence and no gun aboard. The family hopes that by offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for his death, someone will come forward. Information is needed to piece together the events surrounding his disappearance and death. To raise money for the reward, the Mullins family will host a fundraiser 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the King Ranch, 4630 Caruso Road, Bradenton. The public is welcome to enjoy some great food, including pulled pork sandwiches and smoked mullet. and activities for children. Donors can contribute to the fund at the event or send a check for the to Mullins Reward Fund to Mullins Reward Fund, 6611 Proctor Road, Sarasota FL 34241. For more information on the event, call 941-7207686. To report information about incidents related to Pat Mullins disappearance, email PatMullinsMemorialFund@gmail.com. Mullins active warrant for his arrest. Hall took Arnold into custody without incident. During the course of the investigation, former buildpolice that he signed off on each project submitted for payment after inspecting the work. When asked about the discrepancy, Duennes admitted that he did not take full measurements. He also admitted he signed off on some of the projects without making the required inspections. According to Chief Bill Tokajer, Arnold has been contracted by the city for other projects and those contracts are under review to determine if additional charges are warranted.AM code enforcement rules on home rentalsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter time getting a favorable judicial ruling that its hotel/motel ordinance can be used to limit vacation home rentals. Diane Sacca already have ruled on a complaint against a vacation rental at 505 Magnolia Ave., stating in an Aug. 7 letter that there is no sign of this four bedroom (home) with attached private baths being used as a hotel. After receiving the code enforcement determination, Commission Chair Chuck Webb, who made the complaint, asked commissioners at their Sept. 12 meeting if they wanted to seek a judicial ruling that the ordinance does apply. The commission voted 4-1 to proceed, but city attorney Jim Dye said the process could take 9-16 months, and the commission would have to identify an offending property to make its case. Dye said the process would require: istrate. trate rules against the city. Meanwhile, attorney Scott Rudacille of the Bradenwould defend his vacation property owner clients in Anna Maria on any ruling on the matter. The notice by Rathvon and Sacca on Webbs Magnolia Avenue complaint includes the description of a motel, which is, according to Florida statutes, any public lodging establishment which offers rental units with an exit to the outside from each unit, daily or weekly rates, offWhen comparing the statute to the citys hotel/motel ordinance, Rathvon and Sacca determined the city could not prove that this property is being used as anything other than a residential property rental. Commissioner Gene Aubry cast the lone vote against seeking a judicial review, calling it frivolous. But the city already approved moving forward to establish its test case. The subject is expected to be on the commissions agenda for the 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, meeting at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

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4 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER Newly named pier restaurant teeters before launch MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach Manatee County walks. County. West Manatee Fire Rescue Of Interest Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. ment Council, Bradenton City Hall, 101 12th St. W. Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall. .Startup restaurant operator selected for Bradenton Beach pier By Mark Young Islander Reporter Visitors to the pier in Bradenton Beach might ask, Got food? While doors to the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier restaurant remain closed, lease negotiations Two bids were submitted following the August release by the city of a request for proposal. Owners of of the former Fisherman Joes submitted bids, which were ranked individually by commissioners and city pier team members. The scores were averaged and presented at a Sept. 17 special commission meeting. the Bay. Police Chief Sam Speciale, who facilitates the pier team, said Fisherman Joes scored higher because of on the Bay, which has no ties to the Star Fish Co. Restau rant and Market in Cortez, is a relatively new venture. Speciale said both businesses submitted good business plans and were on equal footing in that area. However, in the ensuing question-and-answer session with commissioners, Joe McDonald, owner of Fisherman Joes in Bradenton, fell short of what some commission ers were seeking in a new tenant. McDonalds bid was to pay a higher base rent than what the RFP called for, but he refused to budge on the citys request to pay 12 percent of the restaurants gross The city asked for a monthly rent of $5,500 plus 12 and $6,500 a month in the second year with no revenue percentage. enue payments, both equal to the citys minimum. Both businesses also submitted bids for the bait Breuler wanted to know why McDonald did have not have a business plan for the other two operations. centrate on that for at least 120 days and then work on what we want to do with the rest, said McDonald. I didnt propose what would go in those two buildings, but it would likely be a bait shop and a gift shop. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh asked why Fisherman Joes would not serve breakfast, and McDonald said expanding to a breakfast menu would depend on the suc cess of lunch and dinner sales. Vosburgh inquired into McDonalds business credit and he said he lost a business a couple of years ago, So I rely on outside investors. Vice Mayor Ed Straight asked McDonald if he had any other issues with the RFP, and McDonald said he would likely have an issue with the split of the commonarea maintenance fees. alds restaurant experience. He said he understood why the city a good product and that his former restaurant performed well. the rear of the vitamin store in Holmes Beach for a short time, but it is closed. When asked about his credit, Pena said it was excellent, but he planned to start the pier restaurant without credit. Everything Ill be doing will be cash up front. He said his operation will involve military veterans who have a can-do attitude. They understand the motivation it takes to succeed in business, he said. Mayor John Shaughnessy asked commissioners if they wanted to schedule a second meeting for further discussion on the two bids and the ranking process. But commissioners said they were ready to vote. After further discussion here, Im very impressed enthusiasm and ability to work hard and be successful. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said after doing his own research, he leaned toward Fisherman Joes. His downtown Bradenton restaurant has been going strong for 20 years, said Gatehouse. People Ive spoken to who know the operation and his management style told me hes an excellent operator. Gatehouse proposed the city counter McDonalds offer and waive the revenue payment of 12 percent for the during the lease renewal. McDonald did not provide a direct answer. had frequented Penas deli several times. The food and the service were lovely, she said. I Joes disturbing. Suppose they hold fast to not wanting Kick them out and start all over again? Straight entered the discussion undecided, but ultilack of percentage being offered was not concrete enough for him to swing his vote in favor of Fisherman Joes, With an apparent vote standing at 3-1, Shaughnessy said his vote didnt matter, but said he preferred Fisher man Joes. City attorney Ricinda Perry said the Sept. 17 consensus authorized her to move forward to begin negotiations become the new tenant following commission approval of the lease, and could begin setting up the restaurant. If negotiations are unsuccessful, the city reserves the right to negotiate with Fisherman Joes or to begin a new RFP process. By Mark Young Islander Reporter One day after being singled out as the Historic Bridge Street Piers tenant of choice, the proverbial boat started rocking. Bay as the new restaurant tenant on the pier, but bypassing city protocol set the boat teetering. During the Sept. 19 city pier meeting, public works director Tom Woodard reported that on Sept. 18, the new tenants pending a successful lease negotiation were drawing city workers from their assigned work to discuss what might be needed at the facility. Shortly after we had our ranking meeting, some people from the chosen company were up at the pier and were instructing my people that were performing other duties as to what they wanted done to the restaurant, said Woodard. I didnt appreciate it, and they did it again this morning. Woodard sent a letter to all departments asking that the restaurant owners be instructed on city procedures, which include asking city commissioners before approaching city staff. Woodard said the work being requested was sigwanting the city to do the work. require spending money, he said. I dont want them assuming thats the way its going to be. Commissioner Gay Breuler said they are new and enthusiastic and probably arent aware that there is a chain of command to follow and that she would per sonally inform them of what is required and what is considered improper. City clerk Nora Idso also wasnt happy. I personally have an issue with them already taking it upon themselves to give direction to any staff, she said. We dont take direction from anyone but the mayor. Idso reminded commissioners that there is no money in the budget for work on the restaurant. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said, They dont have a contract yet. sioners that the lease states the city will take care of cess, but anything after that is going to be up to the tenant. The city, he said, has met its obligations under the proposed lease agreement. Breuler called it a miscommunication. We know its annoying when people come up to staff and say Do this or do that. But they dont know that, so its up to us let them know, she said. The prospective tenants appeared at the end of the meeting and Breuler made it clear that they are not to approach city staff without commission approval and they agreed. Final negotiations will take place between the tenant and city attorney Ricinda Perry before the lease comes before the commission for approval.

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Bell suggested that the board begin looking for someone with the time to volunteer to begin with, and then let that person develop fundraising activities to fund their salary while promoting FISH. It would take someone who can think outside the box, she said. It just seems like we talk about a lot of things and dont follow through with them. I think our intentions are good, but its hard to do when we only meet once a month and have all of our own obligations outside of FISH. The board was agreeable to authorize Bell to pursue the parameters of the proposed position and begin searching for candidates who would be willing to start as a volunteer. Anyone interested in volunteering as FISH director with the opportunity to turn it into a full-time position should contact Bell at A.P. Bell Fish at 941-7941249 or kljbell@gmail.com. FISH discusses future options, reviews workthis up, she said. You need to come up with a plan shortly, and this is why we need to have a subcommittee, she said. Your dollars are shrinking fast. I dont want to see it go away, and I dont think youll get it done at the corporate level alone. Of the $320,000 donated to the TMC, von Hahmann said about $173,000 remains. Esperanza in Spanish means hope, and a sailboat But FISH hasnt had a lot of luck in its ongoing search for a home for the restored Esperanza, which brought six Cuban refugees to the U.S. shore seeking asylum. The boat was discovered in bad condition on the Atlantic coast in the upper Florida Keys near Windley Key and brought to Cortez for renovation. FISH has continued to maintain the Esperanza in the mittee members have previously asked that it be removed from their facility, where it takes up space needed to work on other boats. FISH members lamented at the meeting that options for the Esperanza and a search for a new home have not been fruitful. There had been some discussion about an outside exhibit at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, but Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court deputy clerk Cathy Slusser told FISH there is no funding for such a project at the museum. the museum. In the meantime, organizers of the Nov. 2 Sarasota Bay Water Festival have asked FISH to display the Esperanza at the event. Kelly said the festival was attended by about 3,000 people in 2012 and might be an opportunity for FISH to share information. Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, which takes place The board approved moving Esperanza outdoors with a protective tarp and agreed to spend up to $200 to By Mark Young Islander Reporter The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage Turner Maritime Challenges executive director Sean Wardell is approaching one year on the job. He was hired in 2012 at $34,000 a year to give the program full-time attention and has since renewed the Sea Scouts of America program in Cortez, a subsidiary group of the Boy Scouts of America. Bell brought up at the Sept. 9 FISH board meeting the fact that Wardell has not yet had a review, but it was He didnt feel like he accomplished everything he wanted to do at six months, so he didnt feel like a review was necessary, said Bell. We are approaching one year now, and he would like us to review what hes accomplished or not. FISH board members appointed a review committee of Bell, Linda Molto, president Kim McVey and treasurer Jane von Hahmann. McVey said she would ask Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and board secretary R.B. Chips Shore to chair the committee and bring a recommendation back to the board. Wardell was reminded that his salary was taken from a $320,000 fund donated by the programs namesake, and that it also is part of his responsibility to raise money. He said he is seeking corporate sponsorship but needs $500 from FISH to hire a company that generates sponsorship opportunities. Von Hahmann said Wardell should have created a subcommittee of FISH members to keep them up to date with his needs. Board member Jim Kelly disagreed. I dont understand that, he said. Hes the director. He can do whatever he needs to do. We dont need to micromanage everything he does. Wardell said he is raising more interest in the Sea Scout program by promoting and starting a Facebook page, but needs corporate sponsors to reach his goals. FISH agreed to spend the $500, but von Hahmann said Wardell is running out of time. You probably have one more year to really crank

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6 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Jennifer Glen eld, jennifer@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Carol Brenneman Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Cheryl Nordby Schmidt Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Shane Pelkey Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) SEPT. 25, 2013 SEPT. 25, 2013 SEPT. 25, 2013 SEPT. 25, 2013 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion Your www.islander.orgHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words. Letters must include name, address, and a contact phone number. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Send to news@islander.org or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. On a limb Regarding the tree house in Holmes Beach: These people went to the Holmes Beach City Hall and were told they could build their tree house. Where is the liaapproval? Too close to the water? If this becomes a problem for the tree house and its owners, it is a problem that they know they will have to deal with. Built over an Australian pine? That is really ludicrous. One tree? I know of people who have traveled a hundred miles to come here to see this tree house. People usually dont just look at the tree house and leave, they spend time on the island spending money. That is fantastic for the economy. To make these people pay a hundred dollars a day if they do not tear this beautiful tree house down, is a sin. cials rule on this, I support a vote by the residents of Holmes Beach or the entire island. Again, Im asking: Where is the liability of the Holmes Beach employee who gave these people permission to build their tree house? cials to pay to take it down and relocate it. This issue can easily be resolved. Mildred Andros, BradentonOnline conversations The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 2,500 users with updates daily. Trehouse comments: Hank Phillip s Joe Bird: Unlike the tree house. Marie Messer Masferrer: Finally, someone stands up for protecting where we live. Theres a reason for codes and regs, and (the tree house owners) should have to abide by them like everyone else. Hopefully, this sends a message to anyone who wants to pave over the beach or dig up the dunes without asking. Election comments: Jeff Twining : Hopefully theres something on the ballot to stop whomever is tearing down the small island homes and building the big, fancy ones. It takes away from the character of the island and will cause over crowding. Ive already started looking else where because the island will look a lot like Destin before long. Sad. Joy Boileau McIntyre: They want to build a small town on Long Bar Pointe? No place is safe anymore. We moved here more than 40 years ago. We loved the laid-back Florida look, Cortez Fishing Village, beautiful islands and white sand beaches. The bungalows were all so cute and quaint. Looks like our slice of heaven is slowly being destroyed. Yes, it is very sad. Kathy Miller : Oh my. We just found our little piece of paradise on AMI 7 years ago. Dont tell me its being destroyed already. Was looking forward to my retirement there On the brink Ha. You thought we were in the slow season. Check. Thats done. Thirty days in September. For the newcomers to Anna Maria Island or shortof us who live here look forward to the arrival of snowbird season. Not that most of us on Anna Maria Island dont welcome all visitors for a day, week, month or longer Snowbirds are becoming a rarer breed, those folks and stay through winter. Most are what we also call six-monthers, migrate south from Yankee states. Thats just one season. What we have here is a potpourri of seasons. The much desired stone crabs will soon be in season, mid-October to mid-May, followed by Mullet season hopefully to arrive in November. three years, coming off a best-ever tarpon season. Theres also a high season, fashioned only remotely from the short-term visits of the society folks to West Palm and Boca Grande. On AMI, its both short-lived, mid-January to Easter, and less snooty in nature. We have a growing gallery season and an expanding outdoor arts-and-crafts show season. The event season Island Chamber of Commerces 13th annual Bayfest Maria Oct. 18-19. Theres action for kids in basketball, soccer, football speak of, unless you consider the storms that can kick up waves for boarders. Hopefully this years hurricane Theres also sea turtle season, winding down the toward the Gulf of Mexico and, of course, bird-watching season, including white pelicans arriving to Cortez for the winter. It peaks for the Audubons Gulf circle with a Christmas bird count each year. And theres the holiday season just around the corner behind the Anna Maria Elementary School fall and the Anna Maria Island Privateers Invasion, ArtsHop and saving the best for last political season. The island cities will hold elections Nov. 5. Who could ask for anything more? Whats your season? 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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 7 Headlines from Sept. 24, 2003Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Sept. 15 73 94 1.04 Sept. 16 73 93 1.19 Sept. 17 74 91 0.15 Sept. 18 74 91 0.12 Sept. 19 74 90 0 Sept. 20 74 90 0 Sept. 21 71 87 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 85.824-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago ers unanimously approved a proposed referendum to allow the district to increase its annual assessment fees through a property tax assessment. The maximum ad valorem rate was proposed to be 3.75 mills, the commissioners said. and condominium project in Holmes Beach adjacent to the Wachovia Bank rejected a $1.45 million foreclosure suit brought by Regions Bank and petitioned the court to dismiss the case. Tidemark managing director Nick Easterling said he had a new partner, Parliament Group Inc. of Dallas, that would inject capital to clear up the outstanding mortgage and construction would begin in January 2004. a proposed parking plan by Commission Chair John Quam that would create 171 free and dedicated public parking spaces along beach access streets and would not give parking precedence to residents. Commissioner Duke Miller, who advocated permit parking for residents, agreed the city had to provide parking for recreational visitors, but not at the expense of residential parking. Let us take you to our outer space, a blog where islanders connect, collaborate and chat, chat, chat! www.islander.orgWELCOME ABOARD! Its not just cyber space anymore, its outer space... ONLINE NOW!expanding the boundaries of newsprint for Anna Maria Island readers. Join the innovator, the lead dog. Were setting the pace! Beep-beep! Meet us online weekly, and click the launch pad for YOUR free ticket to RIDE. www.islander.org. Florida Bradenton came to the Celebrating 50 years with Pack 22

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8 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER #2040 Libbys Artisan Jewelry Libbys Artisan Jewelry Libbys I sland J ewelry Libbys Island Jewelry DOGGIE DAY CARE 7am-7pm ~ 7 DAYS BY APPT. Call ahead: 941.243.3900 8819 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.coastalcaninecottage.comOwner caregivers: Lisa Williams & Angela McCallister Need your dog out of the house for an hour or a day? Drop him/her off with us. Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries, births, travel photos, fishing, sports and event news and photos to news@islander.org. SHARE THE FUN. WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org Holmes Beach city center targeted for improvements ner and development Chief Bill Tokajer and Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti look over the city center at Gulf By Mark Young Islander Reporter Downtown Holmes Beach considered to be the area near the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives is With the proposal to develop a lodge and marina nearby coming closer to fruition, Mayor Carmel Monti began to ponder how the downtown might look, while Monti has proposed his own ideas and called on citicenter committees. The city center committee members have more than 100 combined years of planning, construction and jer, retired Bradenton planning and development director Jerry West, Commissioner Judy Titsworth and others. The objective is to come up with ideas dealing with a combination of things at what we call city center, said Monti. The things we are looking at include congesNo proposals have been made, he added. Everything being discussed is in a preliminary stage. Committee members recently walked the targeted area and Monti said this resulted in more issues. We are looking at plumbing and drainage to see what impacts what, and it turned out to be a good exerthe way we thought, he said, noting some areas arent draining the way they should. West said its possible a stormwater pipe is blocked. proposed by a group of merchants. In its early phase, the committee garnered support from some local businesses in the area to provide landscaping buffers along Marina Drive. Adding sidewalks and crosswalks are among the proposed improvements, particularly on Gulf Drive near the intersection. The Florida Department of Transportation has countdown light and a crosswalk. as all three cities look at ways to alleviate congestion, and the study began at the Gulf and Marina drives intersection. slips at the Mainsail Lodge marina with Mainsails permission in order to create retail space on barges along Marina drive. as coffee, ice cream and other treats people could enjoy as part of a downtown walking experience. Gulf Drive also is being considered to enhance that proposal. All of these proposals and more are something of a wish list from the committee, and West said its nowhere close to being an actual plan. Monti said, The whole idea is to make city center a safer, more pedestrian-friendly environment. Other wish-list items include installing antique-style West said before any of the ideas can be developed addressed. The city center committee meets every third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Manager celebrates 40 years at railroad resort

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10 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.comRESERVATIONS REQUIRED ~ VIA PHONE OR ONLINE PRIVATE CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS ~ UP TO 49 PASSENGERSENJOY THE RIDE!EGMONT KEY SHUTTLE Monday Combo Dolphin Watch / Lunch Loop Tuesday Sarasota Day Trip WednesdayBradenton Day Trip Thursday Circle Line TourPLUS DAILY Dolphin Watch NIGHTLY Sunset / Dolphin Watch Combo Acupuncture | Massage Therapy Organic Facials ** Sunset Beach Yoga at 6:30 with Leigh **HOLISTIC HEAL TH CARE IN A BEAUTIFUL SPA ENVIRONMENT! 2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Eco-friendly spa and wellness center .com941-778-2711 The Original 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Seasonal planning Does your organization rely on you to share its event announcements with The Islander? Then wed like to hear from you now, as we prepare for the 2013-14 season. Send your 2013-14 events calendar dates, times, locations and brief descriptions to calendar@ islander.org. Please include a contact name, email address and telephone number. High-resolution photographs are appreciated. Wednesday, Sept. 25 Thursday, Sept. 26 Friday, Sept. 27 10 a.m. Forty Carrots group for babies and children, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Saturday, Sept. 28 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. 2 p.m. Edible gardens lecture with Mike Miller, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Sunday, Sept. 29 Monday, Sept. 30 Tuesday, Oct. 1 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-7948044. Wednesday, Oct. 2 Off-island Thursday, Sept. 26 5:30 p.m. Opening night, Following in the Bartrams Footsteps exhibit, contemporary botanical artists explore the Bartrams legacy, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Friday, Sept. 27 7 p.m. Film Fridays presents Chinatown, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Saturday, Sept. 28 10 a.m. The FireSUP charity paddleboard relay, Palma Sola Causeway. Fee applies. Information: 941-705-1447. Ongoing Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440. Island happenings WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander Prayers for petsThe Episcopal Church For more information, call Terry Hussey at Episcopal church women to meet The Women of the Episcopal Church group will hold ture a brunch and a talk by Chris Collins about travels to Cuba, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The group also will discuss plans for the season, including the Holly Berry Bazaar, which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7. For more information or reservations for the brunch, call the church at 941-778-1638.Ringling presents arts festival will take place Oct. 9-12 in Sarasota. The event launches the 2013-14 arts season in the city and serves as a showcase for a variety of dance, music and theater offered at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Tickets cost $30-$40, not including the opening night gala. For more information, call the Ringling at 941-3595700.Downtown Bradenton markets to resume in October Realize Bradenton will celebrate the arrival of fall with the resumption of the Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market, which will run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays Oct. 5-May 31. The Main Street market again will feature vendors selling art, crafts, food and produce. Other downtown events on the 2013-14 calendar include: the Lauren Mitchel Band at Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W. picnic and new bands at Riverwalk. ing dining under the stars. For more information, contact Realize Bradenton at 941932-9440.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings Add The Sea SWIMWEAR BOUTIQUESUITS & COVERUPS TO SUIT YOUR STYLEMonday-Saturday 10-5, closed Sunday Island Shopping Center | 5314 Marina Drive Holmes Beach | 941.254.7938 N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-8963132. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Except Nov. 2. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105. munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. board meets, Fishermens Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meets, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Coming up Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. fest, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Street, Bradenton Beach. bayfront, Cortez. Save the date Night, Anna Maria. wide. Holmes Beach. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. Highresolution photographs welcome. Send announcements to news@islander.org. WE LIKE LIKES facebook.com/ Islandernewspaper Lifelong Learning Academy holds fall events The Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria Island continues a series of free discussion groups and lectures this fall, as well as a paid course. The Einstein Circle discussion groups will meet on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through early December. The discussion groups will be free to attend, and participants need not register. Topics will include outsourcing, Oct. 9; whistleblowing and secrets, Oct. 23; cheap fashion, Oct. 30; planning for retirement years, Nov. 6; food regulation and nutrition standards, Nov. 13; and things that really speak to us: poems, bumper stickers, short stories, quotations and more, Dec. 4. The following lectures will take place at 2 p.m., at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach: man. dler. Lectures also are free to attend, and participants need not register. The academys course, spiritual psychology, requires registration and a fee of $75. Classes will take place at 2:30 p.m. Mondays Oct. 21 and for six weeks. A course description said students will discuss Carl Jung, James Hillman, Eckhart Tolle and Thomas Moore with Peter Mermin, who has his doctorate in philosophy. For more information or to register, call 941-3594296.Island Players ready for 65th season Opening night for An Act of the Imagination and the Island Players 65th season will arrive Oct. 10, with the curtain set to open at 8 p.m. The theater group performs Bernard Slades murdermystery through Oct. 20, with performances at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the playhouse, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The theater is dark Mondays. Single tickets to performances are $20 and season tickets for the five shows in the 2013-14 season are $92.50. Saturdays and an hour before curtain time beginning Sept. 30 and throughout the run of An Act of the Imagination. Gareth Gibbs is directing the play, which is set on the outskirts of London. The cast includes Heiko Knipfelberg, Sylvia Marnie, John Durkin, Mary Jo Johnson, Judy Glynn, Steve Horowitz and Chrissy Abdala. 5755 or go online to www.theislandplayers.org. Casting call Auditions for Over The River and Through The Woods, the Island Players second play of the season, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Mike Lusk will direct.Chamber of ce hosting u vaccinations The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will host the Manatee County Health Department conducting Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Flu shots will be sold for $25. Pneumonia shots also will be sold. Reservations are required. For more information or to make an appointment, call the chamber at 941-778-1541. at some locations may be offered at discounted rates or, depending on a persons health care coverage or Medicare plan, at no charge.AMICCO seeking new chorus voices

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12 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER What If This Life Is a Rehearsal? (third in Bumper Sticker Faith series) 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Roser Community ChurchA NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH C o-Transitional Pastors: Gary Batey & Sung LeeSunday Worship Service 10:00 AM Childrens Church School 10:00 AM Adult Sunday School 8:45 AM MISSION OF THE MONTH: Open Air Campaigners acclaimdentalcare.com Gordon and Ruth NHIA Inc. Give me a call Lisa Knoper 941-923-2336 Confused on Heath Care Reform? Dr. Gy Yatros announces the purchase of Island Dental Spa by Dr. Mariano de la Riva. Youre invited Island Dental Spa patients and the public are invited to an open house from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Island Dental Spa to get to know Dr. de la Riva. We will be serving refreshments and hors d oeuvres. Please, join us in welcoming Dr. de la Riva 3909 East Bay Drive, Suite 205, Holmes Beach 941.778.2204 Dr. Mariano de la Riva WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org Women give to food bank The Anna Maria Island Womens Giving Circle $1,000 to the Food Bank of Manatee County. The groups mission is to focus our resources to make life better for the people and to support causes in the communities on and near Anna Maria Island. The circle awarded the grant in September as part of the Food Banks Grand Challenge, which helps the goal to match a $100,000 donation from Mosaic. This means that our AMI giving circle was able to provide $2,000 cash for the local food bank to purchase much needed supplies to re-stock empty shelves, said circle founder Carol Carter, who resides in Anna Maria and also is running for a seat on the city commission. neighborhood groups, had joined the challenge to donate more than $74,000 and collected more than 10,700 pounds of food at the Food Bank of Manatee. Area businesses raised $33,000, Rotary Clubs in the county had pledged a combined $11,500 and the Manatee Community Foundation pledged $30,000. The outpouring of support has been outstanding, but our food is being distributed to local agencies almost as quickly as its donated, said Food Bank director Cindy Sloan. Were hopeful that the community will continue this great fundraising pace to achieve the entire $100,000 match from Mosaic Company Foundation. Were getting close, so every bit helps. Sloan said October is typically a slow month for donations, a trend that continues until right before Thanksgiving and into the holiday season. For more about the challenge, call the food bank at 941-747-FOOD. For more about the circle, call Carter at 941-7799553.Island Library announces October plans and Marie Marina Drive, Edna Tiemann The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts clubs, readings, and other forums in October, including: of computing. dren. ing. Club discussing Adam Gidwitzs A Tale Dark & Grimm. Pre-registration is required. Club. Carrots for babies and children up to age 5. Support Group meeting. Lifelong Learning Academy presentation. program. mation by SHINE. tation session. Landscaping presentation by Ann Hall. registration is required. For more info, call the library at 941-778-6341.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 13 Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries and birth announcements, as well as travel photos to news@islander.org. LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr Tune-Ups, Brakes & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Wednesday, Sept. 25 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty, Toast Lunch: Tacos, Calzone, Refried Beans, Lettuce and Tomato Cups, Peaches. Feature: Popcorn Chicken Caesar Thursday, Sept. 26 Breakfast: Biscuit, Chicken Patty Lunch: Chicken Tenders with Breadstick, Meatball Subs, Broccoli and Cheese, Cucumber Coins with Dip, Pears. Feature: Italian Salad Friday, Sept. 27 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes Lunch: Pizza, Breaded Chicken Sandwich on Bun, Corn, Cherry Tomato with Dip, Mandarin Oranges, Feature: Chef Salad Monday, Sept. 30 Breakfast: Whole Grain Breakfast Pizza. Lunch: Mac and Cheese, Breaded Beef Patty, Whole Grain Bun, Steamed Broccoli, Mini Romaine Salads, Peach Cup. Feature: Chef Salad Tuesday, Oct. 1 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Biscuit. Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger on Bun, Southern Chicken with Biscuit, Roasted Red Potatoes, Fresh Veggie Cup with Dip, and Pineapple Tidbits. Feature: Veg Garden Salad. Wednesday, Oct. 2 Breakfast: Eggs and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel. Lunch: Corn Dogs, Chicken Quesadilla, Baked Beans, Baked Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries, Applesauce. Feature: South West Salad. Thursday, Oct. 3 Breakfast: Sausage Patty on Biscuit Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Lasagna, Roll, Steamed Garlic and Herb Green Beans, Carrots with Dip, Fresh Fruit Cup, Birthday Ice Cream Cup. Feature: Chef Salad. Friday, Oct. 4 Breakfast: Pancakes on a Stick. Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Rib Patty with Bun, Corn, Cucumbers with Dip, Sidekicks. Feature: Chicken Caesar Salad. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AME calendar MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.8301 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE Founded 19566200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopSummer hours 9-1 Wednesday and SaturdayThe Rev. Dorothy Ann Jackson, The Kings Speech ALL ARE WELCOME THE REV. DR. VINCENT CA RROLL SENIOR MINIST ER SUNDA Y WOR S HIP 10 A .M. www.fatcatcarpetcleaning.com Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout CleaningCALL TODAY 941.778.2882 or 941.387.0607Satisfaction Guaranteed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Island author wins Christian ction award Award-winning authorsIsland author Nicole Quigley and Frank Peretti, a New York Times bestseller. Quigleys book is available on various websites, including amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Islander Courtesy Photo Rain intrudes, but Family Fun Night remains fun Randy and Ciarra Buff enjoy a game on the Anna Maria Elementary School playground before rain brought an interruption to the Parent Teacher Organizations Family Fun Night, held Sept. 17. BELOW: Corry Hill of West Manatee Fire Rescue volunteers on the grill, producing burgers and dogs for the fundraiser. By Jennifer

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 15 Key Royale Pass 13 NEW Owners & Chefs! Ezio & PJ welcome you!Monday 3-11 T ue-Sat 11:30-midnightSunday 11:30-11 BEST Sports Bar Chicken Wings, Place to watch football! Live Music Fri & Sat 8-11 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-567-4056 www .slimsplaceami.com THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW .ISLANDER .ORG VISIT ORS MA Y BE LOOKING FOR Y OU !Dont miss your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the top award for BEST community news from the Florida Press Association! More than 20 years of ser vice to the Island community and readers are still ocking to The Islander Call T oni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. We Know the W ay to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ESTA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 1 1am 1pm FriSat 1 1amam Sun 1 1am 1pm Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRA TING 29 YEARS! OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Ser vice Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREA T BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDA Y -SUNDA Y 11-8, CLOSED MONDA Y B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Cold weather? No problem, mon! New weather proofing!GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 A Let me help you navigate Anna Maria Island to nd your perfect home or condo. Capt. Greg Burke B8 The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW A2 A2 A2 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww .DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 5604B Mar ina Dr iv e, Holmes Beach 34217 Ser ving L unch & Dinner T ue-Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 Closed Mondays C8 YOUR PASSPORT TO THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Cuban Pork & Beef ~ Jamaican Jerk Chicken Beef Patties & Ribs ~ Conch Chowder & Fritters The Best on AMI: Fish Tacos & Macadamia Nut Encrusted GrouperLive Music Fri, Sat & Sun Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-5 Open Sun 1130-9, Mon & W ed 3-9 Thur Fri & Sat 1130-10 Closed T uesday ~ We T ake Reser vations 104 Gulf Drive ~ Bradenton Beach941-779-1930WWW .BANANACABANASEAFOOD.COM B8 LIVE ENTER T AINMENT FRI. SEPT 27, MICHAEL MAC SA T. SEPT 28, NA TURAL VIBES SUN. SEPT 29, TROPIX

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16 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Island of cials hope unity drives traf c solutionsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter problems, theres general agreement it will take unity to develop solutions. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, at the Sept. 18 meeting of the tion, discussed his plan for paid parking at the Manatee Public Beach. He said hes had positive discussions with the county in moving that proposal forward, he said. A committee is considering options that include a parking areas and permit parking. Im getting good feedback and in the process of putting together a proposal that I will bring to the city commission and then move it forward to the county, said Monti. Holmes Beach also has discussed click in, click out bicycle stations, as well as privately-run Segway and golf cart rentals. The whole idea is to have a place for people to park for the whole day, but to leave their car there while they walk or ride a bike around the city, Monti said. Anna Maria also is looking at a possible combination of solutions that includes paid parking, but we are going about it a little differently, said Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn. The commission already addressed parking in rights of way, she said, and she will be making a parking plan presentation to commissioners Sept. 24. SueLynn said the proposal would feature options that run the gamut of two parking permits per property, annual passes and paid parking. She said because some properties have multiple owners, permits would be limited to the property and not property owners. She also said passes may be tiered for people who live on the island, in Manatee County and out of county. We also are looking at daily passes and permits, she said, while keeping open several free parking areas. The number of free spaces would meet the requirement for beach renourishment funding, she said. But the most important thing is that we have to work together, said SueLynn. If one city is going to have paid parking, it means that city may be creating a burden on another city because people are going to go where there to encourage people to go to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, which has the largest parking lot on the island with an estimated 1,200 spaces. suggestion, as the city, along with Longboat Key to the according to their mayors. Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gatehouse also wants to see more use of Coquina Beach, and free beach parking is key to his proposed parking plan. The thrust of my plan is to encourage people to park in Coquina to relieve stress of our neighborhoods and municipal lots, said Gatehouse. I would be opposed Gatehouse Bad signs to any suggestion that the county impose paid parking at the public beaches. Gatehouses plan is contrary to the Anna Maria proposal. Gatehouse wants to charge for parking at municipal lots to encourage people to use free parking at the beach to alleviate congestion and parking on Bridge Street and in neighborhoods. My plan hinges on you can pay to park in our lots or you can park for free at Coquina, he said. My recomparking there. We all want to encourage people to use that as an alternative means. Longboat Key has been growing in intensity, according to both Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and Longboat Key Mayor Jim Brown. Using Coquina Beach to alleviate local traffic is If Holmes Beach succeeds in having paid parking at Manatee Public Beach and Coquina remains free, the SueLynn said thats why all four cities need to unify and approach the county as a group. She suggested that the BIEO extend an invitation to Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker to attend its Oct. 16 meeting in Holmes Beach. Brown agreed, saying, The problem with the county and the Manatee County Tourist Development Council and others is that we dont have a lot of voice individually. We need to work together and unify as a barrier island. SueLynn Monti

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 17 Send your travel and vacation pics to news@islander.org. SHARE THE FUN! Summer hours: Thurs-Sunday 11:30-9:30 (Closed Mon-Wed) Happy Hour 4-6pm Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! www.stonecrab.ccLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Since 1967 MOORE S R R E E STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MAINE LOBSTER MANIA Live Maine Lobster $19.99 Double Down East $29.99 Live Maine Lobster & Alaskan Snow Crab $16.99 Live Maine Lobster & Steak $16.99 Alaskan Snow MPO head offers road funding solution: Make Gulf Drive a U.S. highwayAnna Maria. If you apply, well help as much as we can to get that designation as fast as possible, Howe said. In other transportation-related matters, Monti said tion and parking problems. He noted the Manatee County Area Transit bus that brings people from the mainland to the island is not ers, chairs and other beach gear in their vehicles add to MCAT should allow beach gear on the buses coming to the island from the mainland to encourage ridership. Howe said the Florida Department of Transportation is progressing on the planning, development and environmental study for Cortez Bridge. He expects that study to be completed by December, when DOT will conduct a By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Manatee-Sarasota Metropolitan Planning Organization executive director Mike Howe offered a new funding solution for island mayors troubled by infrastructure costs at the monthly Island Transportation and Planning Organization Sept. 16 in Bradenton Beach. Does the island need to apply for federal designation of Gulf Drive? Howe asked Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy. Its something to think about. If Gulf Drive became a federal highway, federal funding for improvements could become available, he said, and the Federal Highway Administration has experAnd, of course, the federal government has more funding sources than local governments and the Florida Department of Transportation, said Howe. Making Gulf Drive a federal highway does not mean the cities have to give up control over the road, he added. It would not mean four lanes in the future. That would be something the cities would have to bring to the MPO David Hutchinson of the MPO said, It wont take 10 years to get the designation, Hutchinson said. He estimated Gulf Drive could become a federal highway a few years after application. SueLynn said shes ready to call the federal government and talk, and both Monti and Shaughnessy expressed interest. It would certainly help us, she said. Its a blessing and a curse to be in our situation. The mayor said the city must maintain public parking on beach access streets its city treasury. Gulf Drive is designated State Road 789 from the Longboat Pass Bridge to the Manatee Avenue-East Bay Drive intersection in Holmes Beach. Continuing north, Gulf Drive is city-owned in both Holmes Beach, and ITPO is a chartered board under the MPO, organized to develop consensus on MPO matters prior to the monthly MPO meeting and voting by the single member appointed from Anna Maria Islands three cities. Presently SueLynn is the seated member. The next ITPO meeting will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. ObituaryCecilia Cel Fellers Celia Cel Fellers died Sept. 12. She was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Stephen A. and Bridget (Gallagher) Woolbert. She graduated from Carson College for Orphan Girls in Flourtown, Pa. She married Charles William Fellers April 29, 1945. Mrs. Fellers and her husband ran a printing business in Toms River, N.J., for many years and she retired from the New Jersey Sewage Authority. She was a resident of Paradise Bay in Cortez for more than 25 years and a volunteer at Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach for more than 20 years. Memorial donations may be made to Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach FL 34217. Mrs. Fellers is survived by her sons, Charles William Jr. and Edward Stephen; three grandchildren, John of Pennsylvania, Karen Fellers Duva of Virginia and Leigh Fellers Peeler of Virginia; great-grandmother of Austin, Coder, Cole Duva, Jack Duva and Zachary Peeler.

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18 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER OPEN 7 AM-10 PM CORTEZ GRILL & MARINA All-YouCan-Eat Breakfast $6.95 $10 Grouper Sandwich $1 draft while Cortez Bridge is UP! $15 ECO-Boat Tours 25 Draft with entree purchaseSOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE CORTEZ BRIDGE Island FleaGet your TIKI on at the Islands newest hot spot for music, food and fun! HOURS 5-12 Thursday-Saturday 5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.778.4402 Island Flea Award-winning GUMBO! Tiki Bar Live MusicThurs. Doug Bidwell 7-10 Fri. Tangled Mangos 7-10 Sat. Scotts Garage 7-10 Closed Sunday fer now 941.778.6614 3007 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED!Open Wed-Sunday Closed Mon-Tues til Dec. 16 CATERING we deliver for large parties Cheryl Schmidt By Cheryl Nordby Schmidt Islander Reporter Making Pine Avenue in Anna Maria the Greenest Little Main Street in America is like putting together a puzzle, says Michael Coleman, operating partner for Pine Avenue Restoration. Environmentally friendly practices are a major com ponent of a development that combines old Florida-style walkable street. And the latest puzzle piece a bee edible gardens already in place, Coleman said. On Sept. 18, three honey bee hives that will be managed by a professional beekeeper were placed on private property off Pine Avenue. The exact location is not being disclosed to the public so the bees can work undisturbed, Coleman said. Coleman didnt know until a couple of weeks ago how vital honey bees are to the nations food supply, and how dramatically their population is declining. Bees had been the subject of a conversation Coleman had with his wife, a son, and Mike Miller, the plant and landscape expert working for PAR. Coleman recalled it this way: Miller mentioned that Seminole pumpkins in the edible gardens werent doing well and the problem could be a lack of bees to pollinate them. Then, Jane Coleman said there were less bees on the jasmine in her garden this year. And then, Patrick Coleman, a chef, said, theres a shortage of bees nationally and our food supply is dependent on bees. A couple of days later, Coleman saw a story in The Islander about the declining honey bee population and what is being done to help the insects survive. He decided to take action, and called a beekeeper the next morning. I got educated, Coleman said, learning that since 2006, beekeepers have lost 30-50 percent of their hives per year to a phenomena called Colony Collapse Disor der. Experts are trying to determine the cause, and every year beekeepers work hard to get the population back up, but they havent been able to reverse the trend. Bees are critical, they ensure the production of nearly 85 percent of the nations food supply and they bees, Coleman said. By bringing honey bees to Pine Avenue, The main dens, but more importantly to have people realize how important bees are ecologically and then they might want some of their own. He points out the edible gardens started with seven planted among the shops on Pine Avenue, and those will grow to about 20 by the end of this month. Private homeowners have planted box gardens and the idea keeps gathering steam. The gardens are something people can do for a better quality of life and we think the bees are the same way, Coleman said Jackie Corley is the commercial beekeeper from Palmetto who supplied the Pine Avenue hives and will manage them. He said the bees will forage in a 3to 4-mile radius of their home and he estimates each hive will produce about 80 pounds of honey a year. A hive is 95 percent female bees, Corley said, and consists of a queen, worker bees, and drones. The drones are male and their only job is to mate with the queen. The female worker bees do all the pollinating and other work, while the queen lays all the eggs. Bees never sleep, Corley said, They work 12 to 15 hours a day collecting pollen and then they are in the hive tending to the young bees and building the honeycomb. Corley will make monthly inspections of the three hives, working to keep them free of disease and parasites and making sure they are not overcrowded, in which case they tend to swarm. He will take bees away or bring in more bees as needed, Corley said. Hell also introduce new European queen bees once a year to keep them genetically strong. European bees are the dominant honey bee in the United States, they were brought here by early settlers and have thrived in the environment until now. They have become the super pollinator for crops nationwide, including almonds, apples, asparagus, avocados, broccoli, blueberries and onions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Avenue bees will depend on the plants they pollinate, but the best-tasting will be produced in the spring. Coleman isnt sure at this point if the honey will end up being sold on the island, but his working title for it is Paradise Honey. Corley, Coleman and Miller looked at a few possible of property. Corley stressed, Bees out of sight, out of mind, thats my motto, and he made sure the placement would comply with the state law that applies to backyard beekeeping. I love this. This is the best thing weve thought of so everybody. The list of environmentally friendly initiatives in the struction, advanced water management systems, native plants for landscaping and the organic, edible gardens. Our commitment is based on not only doing the right thing, but doing it as an example for others, Coleman said, Steps taken must be practical, measurable and place. Bee hives: Pine Avenues ultimate eco-dwellings

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Bradenton Beach to several calls about a man walking through a neighbor man on Bridge Street and learned he was staying on a man to return to his boat for the night. About 15 minutes contact with the same 19-year-old Bradenton man, who was sitting in a vehicle that did not belong to him. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication. Cortez battery, petit theft. A complainant reported he became at him in an aggressive manner. The complainant said the two dont like each other and when the suspect ran toward petit theft. A man reported he and his wife rode their their bikes, one was stolen. The complainant said his cellphone was strapped onto the bike. and left in the parking lot were stolen. Holmes Beach Sept. 17, 400 Manatee Ave. W., violation of probation. A 22-year-old Plant City woman was arrested for violation of probation after being stopped by police for a permission to leave her home county. A complainant reported she parked her vehicle overnight. When she returned to the vehicle in the morning, she observed a dent on the drivers side. reported someone siphoned 40 gallons of fuel from his boat. The gas was valued at $160. A woman reported that she received a call from a man asking if he could ship her a package to be shipped over seas because the store he was shopping from would not make the shipment. The woman agreed, using credit card information provided by the suspect. After receiving and the credit card information was from a stolen card. A man and woman were arguing about their relationship status. The man was not there when police arrived. The woman said the argument was not physical, but her boyfriend had kicked the front door. She had a cut on her nose, but told police she cut it while taking her friends belongings outdoors. A couple left their residence for six weeks and, on return, found the deadbolt on the front door broken and two from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Center was rebuilt in 2005-06 for $4.5 million. When the new center opened in 2006, then-board members thought the space was the solution to growing needs, enhancing programs and serving the community. Now, some board members are not sure the center meets todays needs. At the centers Sept. 20 board of directors meeting, board member Blair Schlossberg said the building was obsolete. Schlossberg made his comments after center execu tive director Dawn Stiles asked the board to consider upstairs. members arrive, so she can interact with them on a daily basis. She said a complaint shes heard from members is ing for members to interact with her, assistant director Scott Dell and other staff members. We really need to be downstairs and see our mem bers coming in the door, to meet them and talk with them, she said. a greater feeling of belonging. She said shes received a verbal commitment for a Stiles said it is possible the foundation would provide a grant to cover the entire cost of the project. However, only three companies responded to her request for proposals, which were not based on plans, but rather a general view of the work. We dont know how much we could get, perhaps all to cover the cost, she said. It all depends on how much they like the project, and they have expressed interest because its community development. Board member Greg Ross, who owns Ross Built, a construction company based in Holmes Beach, said he of interest. Ross added that his estimate would be $100,000$120,000. He also noted construction is booming and few general contractors are likely interested in preparing the plans required for such a small job. He suggested the center spend the $3,000-$4,000 needed for professional plans. Schlossberg said he would cover up to $6,000 for the design work. Board members agreed and Stiles said she would move forward with obtaining plans and report back to the board on her progress at its October meeting. She asked board members to scour the community for potential contractors. In other business, the 2013-14 budget of $1.078 million was approved by the board. Dell said the centers golf tournament still has a few openings. The tournament is Sept. 27 at the Longboat Key Islandside course. In personnel moves, Dell said athletic director Troy Shonk is leaving for a position at the YMCA, and Lindsey Weaver, the educational director, resigned. Applications for both positions are being sought, he said. The October board meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Center seeks community input The Anna Maria Island Community Center is seeking feedback on its programs and operations, said executive director Dawn Stiles. An online survey of the center will be available beginning Sept. 28 at www.islandcommunitycenter. com. We want to hear from you, Stiles said. She encouraged anyone who uses the center past or present to take the survey. Results will help center staff better serve the community and decide what programs may be needed. Stiles plans to present the survey results to the centers board of directors later this year.

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20 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 Kathleen DSailing Catamaran 941-870-4349 kathleend.net LETS GO SAILING! Departing from Holmes Beach & Bradenton Sunset Sail, Dolphin Watch, Egmont Key Excursion Gift Certicates CAPTAINS LICENSEOUPV-6-pak Coast Guard Approved Course & Exam Bradenton/Cortez Oct. 28$555 OUPV-6-pak includes tuition and test COMPARE BEFORE YOU SIGN WITH ANY SCHOOL ADAMS MARINE SEMINARSTo reserve a spot call now: Toll Free 877-447-1950 Test after the course with Captain Mike Adams www.adamsmarine.com info@adamsmarine.com Center soccer spirit, season kick off, basketball too By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter The youth soccer league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center got started Sept. 21 with three games in two age divisions. The Feast opened up the action in the 11-13 age division in grand style, rolling past a short-handed LPAC squad by an 11-0 margin behind six goals from Michael Latimer and three goals from Joe Rogers. Catherine Calhoun added two goals to complete the Feasts victory. The second 11-13 game of the evening saw Water front Restaurant edge Jen Crady Massage 5-4 behind two goals each from Alex Rodriguez and Silas Banyas, while Hannah Mooney added one goal in the victory. Jen Crady Massage received goals from Brennan Bowers, Jack Groves, Katie Krokroskia and Daniel Sentman in the loss. Wash Family Construction got off to a good start in the 14-17 age division with a 3-0 victory over Jessies Island Store. Joey Carder scored two goals and Connor Field added one to carry WFC. Adult coed soccer also got a kick-start this week at the center with four games on Sept. 19. over Wash Family Construction behind two goals each from Chris Circharo and Stephen Perry, who also added two assists. Matt Plummer, Chrissy Rice and Josh Rio each added single goals in the victory. Chris Yavalar notched the lone goal for WFC in the loss. FL Discount Signs edged Island Gourmet 5-4 in the second game of the evening somewhat of a family affair. Brent Moss led the way with four goals, while Greg Moss added one goal and Ryan Moss had an assist. Goalie David Moss helped preserve the slim lead with 14 saves in the victory. Adam Bujarski led Island Gourmet with two goals and an assist while Zach Gilliland and Tim Tedesco each scored one in the loss. Agnelli Pool & Spa steamrolled past Island Pest Control by a 9-4 margin in the third game of the evening. Joey Clasulio and Damir Glavan scored four goals each and Omar Polar added two to lead the Agnelli offense. Frank Agnelli added seven saves in goal. Teddy Louloudes and Steve Oelke scored two goals each for Island Pest Control in the loss. The adult basketball at the center got started Sept. 17 over to the rest of the season, its going to be a competi tive league. starting with Bowes Imaging Center defeating the Sun 64-60. Matt Ray led the way with 21 points, while Antassists. Jason Mickan added 14 points and Teagan Purtil scored 11 to round out the action. Andrew Turmin led the Sun with 23 points, while Chad Woods scored 13 and Eric Gledhill put 12 points and nine rebounds into the loss. Southern Greens recorded a 58-53 victory over Waterfront Restaurant in the second Sept. 17 game. Brandon Hartwig scored 22 points to lead Southern Greens, which also received nine points apiece from Joe Combs and Brittany Hartwig. Brandon Kern led Waterfront with 17 points, while Matt Dwyer scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the loss. Beach to Bay Construction edged Gator Man Pools 12 rebounds from Sean Hubbard. Jordan Demers added 14 points and eight rebounds and Jon Moss scored 12 points to round out the scoring in the victory. Scott Eliso scored 20 points and Aaron Dudukes added 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Gator Man Pools in the loss. Horseshoe news Horseshoe action Sept. 18 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits saw a short delay for a couple of noteworthy events. The Anna Maria horseshoe pitchers gathered a $360 donation for the Manatee County Food Bank. The donation and matching funds from Mosaic Foundation will add more than 4,000 pounds of food to the empty pantry. Another event was the graduation of Bob Heiger from Sams Learning Center, a program designed to help horseshoe pitchers improve their skills. Heiger made the grade with three back-to-back ringers in consecutive games. As a result, he was named the 2013 most-improved horseshoe player. He also was awarded a trophy. After the two ceremonies, regular horseshoe action commenced with Hank Huyghe and Jerry Disbrow earning the days outright championship with the only 3-0 pool-play record. Two teams emerged from pool play during Sept. 21 horseshoe action. The team of Huyghe and Tim Sofran easily defeated Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels 23-12 to earn bragging rights for the day. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Key Royale golf news A rainy week limited the golf action at Key Royale Club to three events. The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in addition to a side game, Tee to Green, where only strokes to get to the green were counted. Sue Wheeler was the low-net winner with a 1-underpar 31, while Liz Lang was one shot back in second place. Fran Barford, Kris Landkammer, Christina Mason and Helen Pollock tied for third at 33. in the Tee to Green game. The men played a nine-hole team scramble Sept. 19 that saw Jon Holcomb, Fred Miller, Mike Gille and Bob On Sept. 20, the members played a nine-hole bestball-of-threesome match. The team of Joyce Brown, Larry Fowler and Bob Dickinson combined on a 7-under-par Dunne and Earl Huntzinger, who chipped in on the sixth hole, were alone in second place with a 3-under-par 28. Amicc soccer teams show spirit for kick off

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 21 Where Men Shop for Gear and Women Shop for Men Fishing Kayaks: Jackson Cuda 12 & 14 September Sale Fishing SUP Package: Paddle, Tackle Stand & CoolerQuality Fly & Spin Gear, Kayak Guides, Fishing Charters sports, event news to news@islander.org. Dont miss the fun. AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Sept. 25 3:02 2.5 6:26 1.7 10:56 0.5 9:18 1.6 Sept. 26 3:51 2.4 8:15 1.7 12:07p 0.6 10:26 1.6 Sept. 27 4:59 2.3 9:20 1.8 1:21p 0.6 3rd Sept. 28 6:33 2.2 9:55 1.8 12:21 1.7 2:27 0.6 Sept. 29 8:08 2.2 10:21 1.9 2:00 1.5 3:20 0.6 Sept. 30 9:21 2.2 10:42 2.0 3:08 1.4 4:03 0.6 Oct. 1 10:18 2.3 10:59 2.1 3:59 1.2 4:38 0.7 Oct. 2 11:06 2.3 11:15 2.2 4:41 0.9 5:09 0.8 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Dont forget to plan for pesky afternoon thunderbumpers By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter In September, we experience afternoon thunder storms on around Anna Maria Island on a regular basis. You can expect to see at least a 40 percent chance of Granted, these small squalls may last up to an hour although usually the duration is only 20 minutes or so. But these storms can appear suddenly with wind gusts, heavy rain and lightning. If youve ever been on the water during these conditions, you know you dont want to deal with them again. Even a quick storm can be a pain, so plan accordingly keep a watchful eye to the east. Ultimately, after 1 p.m., its necessary to keep an eye on whats developing. That way, if you see something coming, you can make a deci run for the dock. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are ravaging bait schools and the anglers tackle with the macks. Mangrove snapper are being caught in decent numinches, so make sure you have a ruler handy if you plan to be at least 10 inches to be a keeper. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing good fully stocked with small jigs and silver spoons in antici pation of limiting out on Spanish mackerel. White speck rigs, crappie jigs or Clark spoons in the size 00 or 01 are the lures of choice. Expect to catch Spanish mackerel in the 12to 16-inch range along with plenty of jacks, lady dropping live shrimp or shiners under the pier. Small baits, small hooks and light leaders are the keys to success. Limits are attainable with a little determination. reeled up. Most reds are over-slot, but to get in the bull a blue crab might work even better. For the snook, live Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is targeting edges. Capt. Mac Gregory has been leading Keyes to the Next Keyes and Gregory migrated out to the near shore reefs for some action with Spanish mackerel, bonito boat, the pair hooked macks to 24 inches. Once a few blacktip sharks show up to the party, they begin sightcasting chunks of fresh-cut mack to get a bite. Expect to catch blacktips ranging 4-6 feet. Bay and along the Intracoastal Waterway with good three species, live shiners are his bait of choice. To rig, Girle is either using corks to keep the bait out of the grass be expected. The trout are mostly 15-20 inches. As for snook, most are under-slot, but going the sheer numbers Moving out to nearshore reefs, Girle is catching good numbers of macks and blacktip sharks. To start, hes freelining live shiners behind the boat. Fish 15-25 inches are the norm. To target the sharks, hes casting out fresh-cut chunks of mackerel. Blacktips in the 60-pound range are being caught daily. Mangrove snapper are being caught at the reefs. Girle says anchoring and chumming will get the snapper in a feeding mood. Once they are biting, Girle drops down either live or fresh-cut shiners to the bottom to hook up. Expect 15-inch snapper to gobble your bait. Blair and off some of the hooked into in Sarasota Bay Mote announces ed programs Mote Marine Laboratory offers opportunities to learn the A-B-Seas, explore Sarasota Bay by kayak or get wet in marine science through a special program for homeschoolers. Registration is underway now for education programs at the Sarasota institution, including: learn through marine-themed crafts, games, songs, stories, role-playing and a guided visit to a Mote exhibit. The program is open to children ages 2-5 with adult and take place 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays. and adults explore coastal habitats by wading in the water and collecting marine animals with dip nets. The program is open to children ages 2-5 with adult, Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. through Oct. 29. older learn about the marine animals and plants in Flor idas coastal waters. Sessions include various sunrise paddles starting Sept. 28; morning paddles starting Oct. 5; and full-moon paddles at Nov. 17 and Dec. 17. Home School Days, where home-schooled students and their families participate in ocean-themed learning experiences are starting up Oct. 9. For more info or to register, go to www.mote.org.

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22 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER CHECK US OUT AT WWW .ISL ANDER.ORG Send your news and photos to news@islander.org. SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com With 20 years experience, I understand whats important to you: Getting the results you desire with a high level of personal service. Realtor Cindy Hayworth Our Florida lifestyle. Casual, not complicated. Call me at 941.504.1511 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor NEW LISTING 238 Lakeview DriveUnique north-end location! Soundly built with concrete up and down, this 3br/2ba home offers elevator, pool, dock with lift and all on a large lot! Just a block to Pine Avenue shops and restaurants. $1,174,000 5311 Sunrise LaneExquisite Bay views, pool, dock and boat lift highlight this enchanting 4br/3.5ba home. $2,199,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION534 70th StreetExquisite bay views from this custom home with 2 master suites, 2 guest suites, pool, dock and lift. $1,900,000 SOLD203 71st StreetDuplex 2br/1ba each side. Beautifully maintained and turnkey furnished. Pool and parking for four cars. $689,000 NEW LISTING Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Gulffront 2bed/2bath condo. This unit has it all: amazing, sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, elevator, pool and spa, covered parking, storage and great rental history. $719,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755. PRICE REDUCEDIsland dental spa sold Dr. Gy Yatros has sold the Island Dental Spa, 3909 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach to Dr. Mariano de la Riva, a dentist and dental surgeon with 14 years experience. Anna Maria Island 21 years ago, developed and operated the Island Dental Spa. The practice was sold Sept. 13 and de la Riva already is seeing patients. In addition to general dentistry, he specializes in replacement and restoration of implants. Yatros said he plans to retire from general dentistry to continue involvement in the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring with dental devices, and pursue my passion for dental sleep medicine. De la Riva is inviting islanders to an open house 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, to meet patients and the public. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For more information, call 941-778-2204.Chamber events upcoming The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce monthly business card exchange will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Hidden Lakes Living, 1200 54th Ave. W., Bradenton. The cost of the event is $5 and members are encour aged to bring a guest or prospective member. Door prizes and appetizers will be available. Reservations are requested. The chambers monthly networking luncheon is The Lot to open luau, held on feature the items in Tiemann De la Riva 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The cost of the luncheon is $16 and reservations are required. For more information or reservations on either event, call the chamber at 941-778-1541.LBK Centre to host festival The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors for its fall festival Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Centre Shops, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Two other festivals are planned for the winter season, a chamber press release said. Any chamber member interested in participating is asked to call organizer Steff Claussen at 941-383-1901 or email buttercuponline@hotmail.com.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 23 The Islander has a new home Business news Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe youve just opened a business or your business has received an award or special recognition. If so, wed like to hear from you. To be considered, email your who, what, where, when and why to news@islander.org. Hi-res photos welcome. Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. BAYFRONT OPPORTUNITYOn Anna Maria Island, this island triplex is just one block to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches and sits on 150 feet of bay frontage. Could easily be converted into a single-family home.$849,000 C L A S S I F I E D S MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com Mike Norman Realty Our newest agent has been with us 15 years. You owe it to yourself to have the best, most professional representation. 35 years managing rentals on Anna Maria. No hidden fees: You keep more of your money.Compare our management fees. RELIABLE VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENTMarianne, Rochelle, Lisa, Carla, Sally Place classified ads online at www.islander.org Island real estate transactions1bed/1bath home built in 1968 on a 100x90 lot was sold 09/03/13, Jones to AMI Breeze LLC for $475,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 39, North Beach Village, condo with shared pool built in 1991 was sold 08/30/13, Booth to Page for $357,000; list $375,000. 08/30/13, Stilley to Joseph for $340,000; list $379,000. 2bed/1bath canalfront attached villa built in 1962 on a 25x115 lot was sold 08/29/13, Loop to Bay Side 63rd LLC for $280,000; list $285,000. 709 Manatee Ave., Unit 14, Westbay Cove, Holmes shared pool built in 1977 was sold 08/30/13, Costantino to Matthews for $270,000; list $284,500. By Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sold 08/30/13, Poseidon Adventures on Spring Avenue LLC to Powell for $895,000; list $1,089,000. 208 66th St., Unit A, 66th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla / 2,000 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car land condo with pool built in 2012 was sold 08/30/13, Starfish 66 LLC to Ballew for $762,500; list $795,000. sfur 4bed/4bath multiplex built in 1930 on a 75x145 lot was transferred 09/06/13, Tennison to Aurora Loan Services LLC for $752,600. sfur 4bed/4bath/2car duplex with pool built in 1984 on a 90x100 lot was sold 08/30/13, Paulk to Crowell for $657,660; list $699,000. 316 63rd St., Unit 6B, Island Walk, Holmes Beach, pool built in 2005 was sold 08/30/13, McMillian Lakeside Properties LLC to Hinger for $550,000; list $569,000. sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on a 80x112 lot was sold 08/29/13, Masone to Cayo for $515,000; list $549,000. sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1991 on a 50x114 lot was sold 08/30/13, Ajmo to Sandpiper Inn LLC for $515,000. ITEMS FOR SALE COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, above-ground pool, ladder, accessories0, 15-18 foot, 1 year old, $100. 941-778-3920. TELEVISION: SANYO 32-inch high-de nition LCD at-screen. Three years old. $100. 941932-0843. EUREKA COMMERCIAL VACUUM cleaner. Like new, $50. 941-778-6288. TWO PIRATE COSTUMES: High end, women, size 5, mens, medium, both for $25. 941-7784451. POOL MOTOR AND lter: one-year old, $100. 941-778-5542. FORD RANGER XLT Chrome RIMS with center caps, great shape $100 or best offer. 941-7787003. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. Local artists originals and work from Haitian artists. Antique rocker, bookcase, two armoires. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. Photo calendars and more. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classi eds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) Turn the page for more Islander ads

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24 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER BOATS & BOATING Continued PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boat orida.weebly.com. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-7782535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941756-4570. INTRODUCTORY OFFER! BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941741-8832. PIANO/KEYBOARD FOR your life: Highly qualied, experienced instructor will come to you and work with your goals for musical enjoyment. Daytime slots available. 941-761-2440. TRUEBLUE33 MOBILE Computer Service LLC. On-site computer repair at reasonable rates. Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714. NEW REAL ESTATE photography services for the Bradenton and Sarasota area. Professional photography and video at affordable rates. Call For Real: 941-524-4656. JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773. PRESSURE WASHING, CLEANING: Houses, driveways, tile and grout, pool cages. We clean it all. 941-735-4014. Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Steven Kaluza Andrew ChennaultLIC#CBC056755 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES A V AILABLE METR O DOOR & SUPPL Y INC.Primary Doors & Glass Inserts Custom Prep/Cut Downs Fiberglass, Aluminum, Steel, V inyl FREE ESTIM AT ES: Call 941.726.2280 ANSWERS TO SEPT. 25 PUZZLE HO GA IL ST HE MR AH CF O AL LU PS ET RO BE PR OS HO P SE IZ EH ER S ALA DI MT HE RE RA DI XR EI LL Y S AU CE R ON ES ET AG EE SH AR IK IA ONO SO CK HE RP LA YE RH GT MA NS LO ST AL UM NA BE NE LA DY BT US CB ER SC AL YA TL SH UT HE RB UG ST OP GO CH UM PL SA GO NY EA UR UB HE RC HI CK EN AI M AR NI EI OS SO LE AB OR TS LE TH ER BO MB OE RT AR DY HO NE IR ED JA GS ST EP GR AT IA BI EB OP AL TO RL IC KH ER BO TT LE HB O AP PI MA CS TET SE NT IR E BL AI NE CH AC HA DA LE S BI RD IN GJ UM PH ER CA BL ES EN TE NT EI KE AR EA LS IZ E DE SG ST GE NL EA RL PE R SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet TAKE ME HOME! Pamela is smart, eager to please and shes ready for a loving, forever home. Shes spayed, up to date on shots and has a chip. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-896-6701, or stop by The Islander for more information about Pamela and other rescued, adoptable pets. ANNOUNCEMENTS 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 Pandora-style charms and various gift items from around the world. 941-730-1745. ATTENTION VETERANS AND active military from Anna Maria Island. Crosspointe Fellowship wants to hear from you in order to welcome you to a Nov. 16 patriotic Thanksgiving event. Call the Rev. Ed Moss at 941-778-0719 to provide your contact information. WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty. com. Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and new Saturday hours, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Check out our $1 sale racks! 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. YARD SALE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. 2703 Ave. B, Holmes Beach. DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED for garage sale Oct. 5 to bene t Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc and Forget Me Not Inc, pet rescues. Please, call 941-726-5225 to arrange delivery or pick up. LOST & FOUND LOST: GOLD BRACELET, four thin chains, engraved: ETM. Aug. 29, Manatee theater. Sentimental. Reward. 941-387-9036. PETS WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-8966701. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400. BOAT LIFT: WANT to rent lift for 22-foot boat, yearly. Will use six weeks a year. Call 248-7735000. FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything else in The Islander, 941-778-7978.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 25 HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-4472198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616204-8822. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570. CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free estimates and plans. New houses, porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices. Hire a Florida licensed contractor. Call 941795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal or yearly. Call 818-620-0901. VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638. ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR one large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further information, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@ aol.com. VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty. com. Suzanne Wilson, broker. ANNUAL: 3BR/1.5BA ground-level duplex in Holmes Beach. Shared laundry. Fenced backyard. Small pet considered. $1,600/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach, 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Quiet neighborhood, two blocks to Gulf, one block to bay! Carport, room for two vehicles. Updated unit, new oors, fresh paint. Available Oct. 1. $1,200/month. 925-596-0785. 2BR FULLY FURNISHED waterfront townhouse with boat slip, pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer, no pets! $900/month. Available until Jan. 15. Call 941-538-8622. TURN THE PAGE for more Islander rentals... SERVICES Continued SUN MAINTENANCE AND Service: Call Travis and Megan, 941-779-8389, for all your lawn, landscape, and pool service needs. Even free snow removal. 10 years experience. Free estimates, trusting services. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. JUNIORS LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-3016067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www. vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5604B Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 Place classified ads online at www.islander.org 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING YOU RELAX ~ WE CLEAN Licensed. Insured. Bonded. JOHN ~ NAN 248.802.7802

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26 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER RENTALS Continued BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL rental: 1BR, granite and stainless-steel kitchen, Gulf in front, bay behind, pool, great location, walk or trolley to all, no pets, no smoking, $1,000/ month, available Oct. 1 or sooner. Call 603969-6840. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA adorable house, $925/month. 62nd Street West, Bradenton. Carmen Pedota, Big Fish Real Estate, 941284-2598. SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA Ground-level, completely furnished. One house from the Gulf. No pets or smoking. Available January-April. 813-390-0782 or email: HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.com. ANNUAL RENTAL: PINEBAY Forest condo, 2BR/2BA, ground level, Washer and dryer carport, pool. $1,100/month. Available Oct. 1. Call Sato Real Estate Inc. 941-778-7200 or email: monica@satorealestate.com. 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE WITH Gulf Views, pool, screen porches, garage. $1,700/ month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696. ANNUAL: SPACIOUS VILLAGE Green 2BR/2BA, two-car garage on lake. $1,550/ month. 941-356-1456. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG: Useful tools, links, fun stuff and important info News archive, too! I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach SABAL PALMS1BR/1.5 BA Turnkey furnished, updated condo. Close to the CANALFRONT W/POOL island location. Tons of charm. GATED COMMUNITYRare buildable lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. GULFFRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, key furnished, priced to sell at NEW CANALPOOL HOME Absolutely stunning,brand new 3BR/3BA canal front pool home. This beauty was built with an eye for quality and enjoyment of true island living. French doors across the entire back 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. PERICO BAY CLUB 3/2 VILLAGorgeous & Rarely Available! Must See. $274,900. 941-730-1294 S OL D!ON THE BAY !Lg 2BR/2BA,Dock/Boat Lift Opn Floor Plan, Pool Gorgeous Views! $724,900 Lynn 941-730-1294 GORGEOUS POOLS & STEPS TO BEACH, RENT BOTH SIDES FOR F AMIL Y RETREA T, PERFECT GET-A-W A Y! FEA TURED V ACA TION RENT AL Perico Island, 3/2 condo. Just beautiful! 2-car garage, new a/c and kitchen 2009, stainless appl. new ooring, new paint, move-in condition. $289,000 mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTOR* Understanding Professional DedicatedLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217Investor special, 203 67th St duplex. Close to the beach, new roof and AC. 2/2 and 2/1 with room for pool. $575,000 HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSPopular Herons Watch, 10 min. to beaches. 3BR,2BA. New carpet and interior paint. New AC 2010. $229,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CANALFRONT HOMES WITH POOLS, SEASONAL or VACATION INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 jhrnak@gmail.com RENTALS Continued SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out. Visit us at www. islander.org. REAL ESTATE PLEASE, CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941778-8104. LONGBOAT KEY: CHARMING New Englandstyle country 2BR/2BA plus of ce or studio. Steps to marina and pool. Private Gulf beach access. Immediate occupancy. $279,500. Owner, 941-383-0285. DISTRESS SALES/BANK foreclosures and xer-uppers. Go to: www.ManateeAreaForeclosures.com for a free list of properties available now. 941-315-1501. REAL ESTATE Continued LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, 55-plus community. Light, bright home, in quiet area. Double carport. Ground-floor condo with beautiful lake view. Association has heated pool, exercise room, tennis and shuf eboard courts and waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only six minutes to the beach. For sale by owner, $230,500. Call Fred, 941-7945011. CONDO FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA. 55-plus community, ground oor, bright villa, with carport in quiet area. Association is beautifully manicured with green grass and many ponds with beautiful birds. Additionally, heated pool, exercise room, tennis and shuf eboard courts, waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only six minutes to the beach. For sale by owner, very reasonable $145,000. Fred, 941-794-5011. FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate. com. 941-400-8735. WOODPARK: BEAUTIFUL 55-plus community, unusually large 1BR/1.5BA. Move-in ready with pride of ownership throughout. Washer, dryer, covered parking, small pets OK. Complex features, outstanding landscaping, clubhouse, pool, very reasonable COA fees. 617-4591889. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 27 Window Covering SolutionsDesigner Quality Blinds, Shades & ShuttersAuthorized Hunter Douglas DealerResidential/Commer cial941-345-4907 4mywindows.com NFL Package 8 TVs $3 PINTS BEST WINGS ON AMISunday 11-10 Monday 3-MNF game end W ed. 11:30-10 Thu,Fri,Sat 11:30-midnightClosed T uesdays9701 Gulf Drive, AM 941-567-4056 slimsplaceami.com Call 77 8.7978 to get in the game!YOUR AD HERE 941-778-8104EdgewaterRealEstateAMI.com For all your V acation and Real Estate needs, call 941-778-8104. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Mail or deliv er to The Islander ina Dr iv e, $5O BUCS CONTESTY our f or this w eek s game win y ou Dra wing in the ev ent of a tie Rollo v er if there s no winner! (no game/no pr iz Y Phone $5O PICK THE WINNERS CONTEST The Islander pa ys to the person with the most pr iz e in person or by ies must be mailed/postmar k ered to the ne wspaper of by y weekly A winner will be dra wn from tying entr ies The of The Islander f ootball judge is ies must be submitted on the pub lished fo rm tr ies m ust be itten or iginal, not sure to address and phone number er tisers must be listed to be eligib Winner Adv er tiser A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broke r941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www .annamariareal.co m 6 7 8 9 10 12 11 5 1 2 3 4 13 14 15GET IN THE GAMECONTEST WINNER:___________________________ BUC SCORE WINNER: __________________________ Y PRIZE Capt.Gr eg Burke941.592.8373Let me help you navigate the island to find that perfect home or condo in P ARADISE. 310 PINE A VE, ANNA MARIA PUB & GRUBpresents NFL Foo tball on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wi n gs an d ot h er Grea t Ga me Foo d an d Dr ink s! P U B & G G R R U U U U U U B B B B B B B B B B B B Bears at Lions Steelers at Browns Colts at Jaguars Bengals at Browns Giants at Redskins 601 Sixth Av e. W. Bradenton 941.795-2800PLANET ST ONEMarble and Granite Counter tops Va nities & More Signature PaintingResidential/CommercialT odd Cunningham Licensed/Insure d C:941.350.3296Signature.painting2@gmail.co m Steelers at Vikings Seahawks at T exans Giants at Chiefs Jets at T itans 941-794-2345 8106 Cortez Road Cortez, Fl.www.foresomesports.com Patriots at Falcons WATCH BANDS, BATTERIES SERVICE/REPAIRS50% OFF All Citizen watches in stock.8102 COR TEZ RD. W. TueFri 10-4, Sat 102 941-798-9585 FSU at Boston College B ARNETT BLINDS PLANTATION SHUTTERS BLINDS SILHOUETTES & LUMINETT DUETTES MOT ORIZA TION CUST OMIZA TION INST ALLA TION Y our window treatment expert sCall Keith Bar nett for free in-home design service S T ALLA TION e t t m e e 25 years on AMI941.778.3526 941.730.0516 Cardinals at Bucs Eagles at Broncos Gators at Kentucky Redskins at RaidersRust stains? No worries! WE CARR Y 8700 Cortez Road W ., Bradenton Phone 792.9304 M-F 7:30-5 Sat 8-noon PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPPL Y Public W elcome Ravens at BillsSeptember Tip: Irrigate only accor ding to plant needs. For more information call (941) 739-7414 Would you like this view at your next event? Book your holiday party, wedding shower, birthday or re tir ement party TO DA Y! Cowboys at Chargers GREG PASZKO, HOLMES BEACH ROLLOVER

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28 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217David Teitelbaum 941-812-4226 Liz Codola 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 34216 1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 Deeded Gulf beach access Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092 1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-877-867-8842 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716Making Memories Here with Us. Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our or at our new Tortuga Beach Pergola, our Concierge and professional Wedding Plancredit for the total number of reservations T RADEWINDS B EACH R ESORT T ORTUGA B EACH R ESORT The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go.1 bd / 1ba $149.000 1 bd / 1ba $189.000 2bd / 2ba $395.000 2bd / 2ba $369.000 $20K+ Income $28K+ Income $53K+ Income $49K+ Income Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Sure is ho t again!941-778-6444www.BeachBistro.com Surfside Anna Maria IslandTell our bartender it sure is hot and the rst one is on us ...



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committee focuses on FISH meets, plans, AsTheWorld Terns tune up. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Op-Ed VOLUME 21, NO. 47 SEPT. 25, 2013 FREE Center spirit shows. Page 21 Happenings Pine beckons bees. Page 18 PLEASE SEE ARREST, PAGE 3 Pack 22 marks 50 years. Page 7 StreetlifeContractor arrested for defrauding cityBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Holmes Beach police arrested a contractor Sept. 19 for allegedly bilking the city out of money paid for a road project last year. Chris Arnold, 61, of Bradenton, owner of Services by Chris Arnold, was arrested for felony scheming to defraud. According to the probHBPD Detective Sgt. Brian Hall, Arnold entered into a contract with the city in 2012 to replace curbing in some areas of Holmes Beach. The agreement was to pay $24.50 per linear foot of curbing and the contract was valued at more than $215,500. Over the course of June-September 2012, pleted and charged the city for each project until the full amount of the contract was collected. On April 18, a former employee of Arnolds who worked on the Holmes Beach project, reported to police that his crew did only half the work agreed to and that Arnold ordered his employees to paint over the remaining curbs in order to mask the orange spray paint that had been applied to indicate replacement. New city staff in public works then began inspecting work sites and discovered several areas where the curbs had only been painted, not replaced. They said the old paint was showing through the cover-up paint. City inspectors determined the number of linear feet that had not been replaced as contracted, was valued at $92,830. Hall, who worked the case, made contact with Arnold Sept. 19, advising that he had an Arnold By Mark Young Islander Reporter The 2013 sea turtle nesting season is proving to be a record year. According to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox, 368 loggerhead and green sea turtle nests have been recorded this year on the island shore, surpassing the 2012 record of 365 as of Sept. 20. The 15-year average prior to the 2012 season was 168 nests, 156 false crawls and about 9,000 hatchlings. Those numbers were shattered in 2012 with 365 nests, 329 false crawls and 12,723 hatchlings. The number of nests was the last record to fall in the data AMITW has been recording for more than two decades. The 2012 record of 329 false crawls fell several weeks ago. It stands at 360 this year with more than a month remaining and some hatching yet to come. The numbers can change, as hatches occur where what was thought to be a false crawl end of nesting season on Oct. 31. In 2012, the record numbers produced only 175 hatched nests, which would have Debby and Isaac not washed out an estimated 100 nests. With weather cooperating, AMITW has recorded a record 294 hatched nests thus far this season, with about 80 nests of hatchlings remaining in the sand. Despite the weather hardships of the 2012 season, AMITW still managed to record what was then a record 12,723 hatchlings to the Gulf of Mexico. That record too has been shattered this year with 19,543 hatchlings to the sea thus far. A record number of green turtle nests also have been recorded this year on the beaches. Fox said she can account for about 4,000 loggerhead nests in the past 30 years. But the smaller green turtles have rarely frequented the Its official: Sea turtle nesting season tops record books AMI day-trippers take cause to the causewayCharmian Miller, front left, PLEASE SEE TURTLES, PAGE 3

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OCToOBER SPEcCIAL TTAKE-oOUT oONLY HB parking solutions focus on overow opportunitiesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Comedian Billy Connolly once told an audience that he didnt have a guardian angel. He instead had a parking angel. Its on my dashboard and you wind it up, he said. space. Island during season or on a holiday weekend knows parking angels are few and far between, but answers continue to be sought. Developing overflow parking opportunities in Holmes Beach is an idea gaining traction. It dominated the Sept. 16 conversation at the Holmes Beach CommitCommittee members have been in discussion with four churches in the city to use parking lots on days when the church has no activities, and banks that close on Sun days also are being considered as parking alternatives. CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, already has opened its parking lot for visitors on Saturdays and signs on Gulf Drive already welcome people to use the 100-plus available parking spaces to park and ride the trolley. The churchs location near a trolley stop makes it an ideal parking area for visitors, according to the committee, and member Peggy Davenport said other Holmes Beach churches appear willing to work with the city, with the exception of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive. St. Bernard is not very open to much of anything, but maybe if they see it working in other places perhaps that will change, said Davenport. The committee views St. Bernard ideal due to its size and proximity to Manatee Public Beach. Davenport said she has been in contact with a church on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota that opens its parking lot to the public and she learned the church collects more than $10,000 a year from donations. Committee member Bob Johnson said discussions with churches seem favorable, but he wants the concept The discussion turned toward Mayor Carmel Montis concept of a parking garage at or near the public beach. Im not at liberty to discuss it, but we are covering the particulars with Manatee County, said Monti. During public comment, Alex Richardson suggested the city focus efforts on making use of all available public parking before pushing parking onto the church lots. He suggested directing excess beachgoers to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. ing in August, and was not received well by Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy, who said the city has Bradenton Beach is reviewing a proposed parking plan that would put to use the large lots at Coquina Beach to address parking in the business district. However, all three cities are working together, said committee chair and Holmes Beach commission candidate Carol Soustek. We are trying to unify ourselves for Lets start small and see how it works, said Soustek, noting CrossPointe, as well as Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and the Episcopal Church of Annunciation are good locations for their proximity to trolley stops. Church of Annunciation also is closer to the public beach than the Catholic church, which is a block or more from the nearest trolley stop. Soustek said the committee should concentrate on how to inform people and direct people to available parking. Opposition already has been raised by neighbors of CrossPointe, who said issues could arise from people walking through their neighborhood, where there are no amenities public restrooms. Soustek said solutions are possible, and all of us are going to have something to gripe about. But we arent going to solve a thing until we can alleviate the lack of control of who parks where. Johnson said the committee shouldnt limit a plan to one test site, but should get as many churches, businesses and organizations on board as soon as possible. Discussion on shared parking with Anna Maria Elementary School also is ongoing and the committees sible within walking distance of the public beach. Discussion then turned to directing visitors to parking areas. Soustek said an idea is in the works to have visitors tune into a radio station that would guide them to parking areas, inform them of parking lot statuses and advise on congestion problems. Monti said there is also an idea to develop an AMI parking app for smartphones. He said other ideas will be addressed following a and roundabouts. Nothing is set in stone, said Soustek. These are still ideas. You can see how many tentacles there are to each idea. We dont want to hurt one area or one street, but all The committee meets every other Monday and is next scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.Anna Maria meets on parking plan Anna Maria Commission Chair Chuck Webb called a commission meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, to hear Mayor SueLynns long-awaited parking plan. The plan was expected to include the introduc tion of some targeted areas for metered or paid parking, parking restrictions on some rights of way and options to tow illegally parked vehicles. The mayor said she and staff worked on the plan for more than a month. The meeting was to take place after The Islander went to press this week.

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All six species of sea turtles found in U.S. waters are considered threatened under the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. Conservation of sea turtles is a primary concern on Anna Maria Island, where beach renourishment requires monitoring the habitat and maintaining nesting, hatching and disorientation data.Family cooks for reward to solve suspicious deathBy Jill Mullins Special to the Islander Four Mullins kids grew up loving the water, boating and life on Anna Maria Island in the 1960s and s. Pat Mullins never lost his love of the water. But on Jan. 27, he left home on the Braden River in his 16-foot boat and never returned. In spite of an extensive search by law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard and many friends who carried on their search for many days after law enforcement called off theirs Mullins was not found until his body was brought ashore with the tide Feb. 5. The family later learned the Manapened after Mullins left home for a day on the water. He was found bound and tied to an anchor line, and he had been shot with a shotgun. Although the boat was found, there was apparently no evidence and no gun aboard. The family hopes that by offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for his death, someone will come forward. Information is needed to piece together the events surrounding his disappearance and death. To raise money for the reward, the Mullins family will host a fundraiser 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the King Ranch, 4630 Caruso Road, Bradenton. The public is welcome to enjoy some great food, including pulled pork sandwiches and smoked mullet. and activities for children. Donors can contribute to the fund at the event or send a check for the to Mullins Reward Fund to Mullins Reward Fund, 6611 Proctor Road, Sarasota FL 34241. For more information on the event, call 941-7207686. To report information about incidents related to Pat Mullins disappearance, email PatMullinsMemorialFund@gmail.com. Mullins active warrant for his arrest. Hall took Arnold into custody without incident. During the course of the investigation, former buildpolice that he signed off on each project submitted for payment after inspecting the work. When asked about the discrepancy, Duennes admitted that he did not take full measurements. He also admitted he signed off on some of the projects without making the required inspections. According to Chief Bill Tokajer, Arnold has been contracted by the city for other projects and those contracts are under review to determine if additional charges are warranted.AM code enforcement rules on home rentalsBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter time getting a favorable judicial ruling that its hotel/motel ordinance can be used to limit vacation home rentals. Diane Sacca already have ruled on a complaint against a vacation rental at 505 Magnolia Ave., stating in an Aug. 7 letter that there is no sign of this four bedroom (home) with attached private baths being used as a hotel. After receiving the code enforcement determination, Commission Chair Chuck Webb, who made the complaint, asked commissioners at their Sept. 12 meeting if they wanted to seek a judicial ruling that the ordinance does apply. The commission voted 4-1 to proceed, but city attorney Jim Dye said the process could take 9-16 months, and the commission would have to identify an offending property to make its case. Dye said the process would require: istrate. trate rules against the city. Meanwhile, attorney Scott Rudacille of the Bradenwould defend his vacation property owner clients in Anna Maria on any ruling on the matter. The notice by Rathvon and Sacca on Webbs Magnolia Avenue complaint includes the description of a motel, which is, according to Florida statutes, any public lodging establishment which offers rental units with an exit to the outside from each unit, daily or weekly rates, offWhen comparing the statute to the citys hotel/motel ordinance, Rathvon and Sacca determined the city could not prove that this property is being used as anything other than a residential property rental. Commissioner Gene Aubry cast the lone vote against seeking a judicial review, calling it frivolous. But the city already approved moving forward to establish its test case. The subject is expected to be on the commissions agenda for the 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, meeting at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

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4 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER Newly named pier restaurant teeters before launch MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach Manatee County walks. County. West Manatee Fire Rescue Of Interest Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. ment Council, Bradenton City Hall, 101 12th St. W. Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall. .Startup restaurant operator selected for Bradenton Beach pier By Mark Young Islander Reporter Visitors to the pier in Bradenton Beach might ask, Got food? While doors to the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier restaurant remain closed, lease negotiations Two bids were submitted following the August release by the city of a request for proposal. Owners of of the former Fisherman Joes submitted bids, which were ranked individually by commissioners and city pier team members. The scores were averaged and presented at a Sept. 17 special commission meeting. the Bay. Police Chief Sam Speciale, who facilitates the pier team, said Fisherman Joes scored higher because of on the Bay, which has no ties to the Star Fish Co. Restau rant and Market in Cortez, is a relatively new venture. Speciale said both businesses submitted good business plans and were on equal footing in that area. However, in the ensuing question-and-answer session with commissioners, Joe McDonald, owner of Fisherman Joes in Bradenton, fell short of what some commissioners were seeking in a new tenant. McDonalds bid was to pay a higher base rent than what the RFP called for, but he refused to budge on the citys request to pay 12 percent of the restaurants gross The city asked for a monthly rent of $5,500 plus 12 and $6,500 a month in the second year with no revenue percentage. enue payments, both equal to the citys minimum. Both businesses also submitted bids for the bait Breuler wanted to know why McDonald did have not have a business plan for the other two operations. centrate on that for at least 120 days and then work on what we want to do with the rest, said McDonald. I didnt propose what would go in those two buildings, but it would likely be a bait shop and a gift shop. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh asked why Fisherman Joes would not serve breakfast, and McDonald said expanding to a breakfast menu would depend on the suc cess of lunch and dinner sales. Vosburgh inquired into McDonalds business credit and he said he lost a business a couple of years ago, So I rely on outside investors. Vice Mayor Ed Straight asked McDonald if he had any other issues with the RFP, and McDonald said he would likely have an issue with the split of the commonarea maintenance fees. alds restaurant experience. He said he understood why the city a good product and that his former restaurant performed well. the rear of the vitamin store in Holmes Beach for a short time, but it is closed. When asked about his credit, Pena said it was excellent, but he planned to start the pier restaurant without credit. Everything Ill be doing will be cash up front. He said his operation will involve military veterans who have a can-do attitude. They understand the motivation it takes to succeed in business, he said. Mayor John Shaughnessy asked commissioners if they wanted to schedule a second meeting for further discussion on the two bids and the ranking process. But commissioners said they were ready to vote. After further discussion here, Im very impressed enthusiasm and ability to work hard and be successful. Commissioner Ric Gatehouse said after doing his own research, he leaned toward Fisherman Joes. His downtown Bradenton restaurant has been going strong for 20 years, said Gatehouse. People Ive spoken to who know the operation and his management style told me hes an excellent operator. Gatehouse proposed the city counter McDonalds offer and waive the revenue payment of 12 percent for the during the lease renewal. McDonald did not provide a direct answer. had frequented Penas deli several times. The food and the service were lovely, she said. I Joes disturbing. Suppose they hold fast to not wanting Kick them out and start all over again? Straight entered the discussion undecided, but ultilack of percentage being offered was not concrete enough for him to swing his vote in favor of Fisherman Joes, With an apparent vote standing at 3-1, Shaughnessy said his vote didnt matter, but said he preferred Fisherman Joes. City attorney Ricinda Perry said the Sept. 17 consensus authorized her to move forward to begin negotiations become the new tenant following commission approval of the lease, and could begin setting up the restaurant. If negotiations are unsuccessful, the city reserves the right to negotiate with Fisherman Joes or to begin a new RFP process. By Mark Young Islander Reporter One day after being singled out as the Historic Bridge Street Piers tenant of choice, the proverbial boat started rocking. Bay as the new restaurant tenant on the pier, but bypassing city protocol set the boat teetering. During the Sept. 19 city pier meeting, public works director Tom Woodard reported that on Sept. 18, the new tenants pending a successful lease negotiation were drawing city workers from their assigned work to discuss what might be needed at the facility. Shortly after we had our ranking meeting, some people from the chosen company were up at the pier and were instructing my people that were performing other duties as to what they wanted done to the restaurant, said Woodard. I didnt appreciate it, and they did it again this morning. Woodard sent a letter to all departments asking that the restaurant owners be instructed on city procedures, which include asking city commissioners before approaching city staff. Woodard said the work being requested was sigwanting the city to do the work. require spending money, he said. I dont want them assuming thats the way its going to be. Commissioner Gay Breuler said they are new and enthusiastic and probably arent aware that there is a chain of command to follow and that she would per sonally inform them of what is required and what is considered improper. City clerk Nora Idso also wasnt happy. I personally have an issue with them already taking it upon themselves to give direction to any staff, she said. We dont take direction from anyone but the mayor. Idso reminded commissioners that there is no money in the budget for work on the restaurant. Commissioner Jan Vosburgh said, They dont have a contract yet. sioners that the lease states the city will take care of cess, but anything after that is going to be up to the tenant. The city, he said, has met its obligations under the proposed lease agreement. Breuler called it a miscommunication. We know its annoying when people come up to staff and say Do this or do that. But they dont know that, so its up to us let them know, she said. The prospective tenants appeared at the end of the meeting and Breuler made it clear that they are not to approach city staff without commission approval and they agreed. Final negotiations will take place between the tenant and city attorney Ricinda Perry before the lease comes before the commission for approval.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 5 Maintenance-Free Condos From the upper $100s VISIT US TODAY! MONDAY SATURDAY 10AM 6PM, SUNDAY 12PM 6PM LOWPAYMENTS!OWN FOR LESS THAN YOU RENT ASK A SALES ASSOCIATE ABOUT LIMITED TIME SUMMER INCENTIVES! FISH mulls full-time director proposalBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Still, the 15-member Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board has taken positive strides during the past several months on a productive path toward its conservation goals for the 95-acre FISH Preserve, as To maintain momentum, board member Karen Bell, in August, suggested the nonprofit consider hiring a full-time director. things on a day-to-day basis when the board only meets once a month. Bell brought the subject up for discussion again at the Sept. 9 meeting at Fishermens Hall in Cortez. would be dedicated to overseeing everything, said Bell. I realize we have no budget for it, but if we get the right person, that person could create that. Bell suggested that the board begin looking for someone with the time to volunteer to begin with, and then let that person develop fundraising activities to fund their salary while promoting FISH. It would take someone who can think outside the box, she said. It just seems like we talk about a lot of things and dont follow through with them. I think our intentions are good, but its hard to do when we only meet once a month and have all of our own obligations outside of FISH. The board was agreeable to authorize Bell to pursue the parameters of the proposed position and begin searching for candidates who would be willing to start as a volunteer. Anyone interested in volunteering as FISH director with the opportunity to turn it into a full-time position should contact Bell at A.P. Bell Fish at 941-7941249 or kljbell@gmail.com. FISH discusses future options, reviews workthis up, she said. You need to come up with a plan shortly, and this is why we need to have a subcommittee, she said. Your dollars are shrinking fast. I dont want to see it go away, and I dont think youll get it done at the corporate level alone. Of the $320,000 donated to the TMC, von Hahmann said about $173,000 remains. Esperanza in Spanish means hope, and a sailboat But FISH hasnt had a lot of luck in its ongoing search for a home for the restored Esperanza, which brought six Cuban refugees to the U.S. shore seeking asylum. The boat was discovered in bad condition on the Atlantic coast in the upper Florida Keys near Windley Key and brought to Cortez for renovation. FISH has continued to maintain the Esperanza in the mittee members have previously asked that it be removed from their facility, where it takes up space needed to work on other boats. FISH members lamented at the meeting that options for the Esperanza and a search for a new home have not been fruitful. There had been some discussion about an outside exhibit at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, but Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court deputy clerk Cathy Slusser told FISH there is no funding for such a project at the museum. the museum. In the meantime, organizers of the Nov. 2 Sarasota Bay Water Festival have asked FISH to display the Esperanza at the event. Kelly said the festival was attended by about 3,000 people in 2012 and might be an opportunity for FISH to share information. Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, which takes place The board approved moving Esperanza outdoors with a protective tarp and agreed to spend up to $200 to By Mark Young Islander Reporter The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage Turner Maritime Challenges executive director Sean Wardell is approaching one year on the job. He was hired in 2012 at $34,000 a year to give the program full-time attention and has since renewed the Sea Scouts of America program in Cortez, a subsidiary group of the Boy Scouts of America. Bell brought up at the Sept. 9 FISH board meeting the fact that Wardell has not yet had a review, but it was He didnt feel like he accomplished everything he wanted to do at six months, so he didnt feel like a review was necessary, said Bell. We are approaching one year now, and he would like us to review what hes accomplished or not. FISH board members appointed a review committee of Bell, Linda Molto, president Kim McVey and treasurer Jane von Hahmann. McVey said she would ask Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and board secretary R.B. Chips Shore to chair the committee and bring a recommendation back to the board. Wardell was reminded that his salary was taken from a $320,000 fund donated by the programs namesake, and that it also is part of his responsibility to raise money. He said he is seeking corporate sponsorship but needs $500 from FISH to hire a company that generates sponsorship opportunities. Von Hahmann said Wardell should have created a subcommittee of FISH members to keep them up to date with his needs. Board member Jim Kelly disagreed. I dont understand that, he said. Hes the director. He can do whatever he needs to do. We dont need to micromanage everything he does. Wardell said he is raising more interest in the Sea Scout program by promoting and starting a Facebook page, but needs corporate sponsors to reach his goals. FISH agreed to spend the $500, but von Hahmann said Wardell is running out of time. You probably have one more year to really crank

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6 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Jennifer Glen eld, jennifer@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Carol Brenneman Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Cheryl Nordby Schmidt Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Edna Tiemann Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Shane Pelkey Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) SEPT. 25, 2013 SEPT. 25, 2013 SEPT. 25, 2013 SEPT. 25, 2013 (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) (All others: news@islander.org) Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Opinion Your www.islander.orgHave your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words. Letters must include name, address, and a contact phone number. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Send to news@islander.org or comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander.org. On a limb Regarding the tree house in Holmes Beach: These people went to the Holmes Beach City Hall and were told they could build their tree house. Where is the liaapproval? Too close to the water? If this becomes a problem for the tree house and its owners, it is a problem that they know they will have to deal with. Built over an Australian pine? That is really ludicrous. One tree? I know of people who have traveled a hundred miles to come here to see this tree house. People usually dont just look at the tree house and leave, they spend time on the island spending money. That is fantastic for the economy. To make these people pay a hundred dollars a day if they do not tear this beautiful tree house down, is a sin. cials rule on this, I support a vote by the residents of Holmes Beach or the entire island. Again, Im asking: Where is the liability of the Holmes Beach employee who gave these people permission to build their tree house? cials to pay to take it down and relocate it. This issue can easily be resolved. Mildred Andros, BradentonOnline conversations The Islander has an active Facebook community of more than 2,500 users with updates daily. Trehouse comments: Hank Phillips Joe Bird: Unlike the tree house. Marie Messer Masferrer: Finally, someone stands up for protecting where we live. Theres a reason for codes and regs, and (the tree house owners) should have to abide by them like everyone else. Hopefully, this sends a message to anyone who wants to pave over the beach or dig up the dunes without asking. Election comments: Jeff Twining: Hopefully theres something on the ballot to stop whomever is tearing down the small island homes and building the big, fancy ones. It takes away from the character of the island and will cause over crowding. Ive already started looking else where because the island will look a lot like Destin before long. Sad. Joy Boileau McIntyre: They want to build a small town on Long Bar Pointe? No place is safe anymore. We moved here more than 40 years ago. We loved the laid-back Florida look, Cortez Fishing Village, beautiful islands and white sand beaches. The bungalows were all so cute and quaint. Looks like our slice of heaven is slowly being destroyed. Yes, it is very sad. Kathy Miller: Oh my. We just found our little piece of paradise on AMI 7 years ago. Dont tell me its being destroyed already. Was looking forward to my retirement there On the brink Ha. You thought we were in the slow season. Check. Thats done. Thirty days in September. For the newcomers to Anna Maria Island or shortof us who live here look forward to the arrival of snowbird season. Not that most of us on Anna Maria Island dont welcome all visitors for a day, week, month or longer Snowbirds are becoming a rarer breed, those folks and stay through winter. Most are what we also call six-monthers, migrate south from Yankee states. Thats just one season. What we have here is a potpourri of seasons. The much desired stone crabs will soon be in season, mid-October to mid-May, followed by Mullet season hopefully to arrive in November. three years, coming off a best-ever tarpon season. Theres also a high season, fashioned only remotely from the short-term visits of the society folks to West Palm and Boca Grande. On AMI, its both short-lived, mid-January to Easter, and less snooty in nature. We have a growing gallery season and an expanding outdoor arts-and-crafts show season. The event season Island Chamber of Commerces 13th annual Bayfest Maria Oct. 18-19. Theres action for kids in basketball, soccer, football speak of, unless you consider the storms that can kick up waves for boarders. Hopefully this years hurricane Theres also sea turtle season, winding down the toward the Gulf of Mexico and, of course, bird-watching season, including white pelicans arriving to Cortez for the winter. It peaks for the Audubons Gulf circle with a Christmas bird count each year. And theres the holiday season just around the corner behind the Anna Maria Elementary School fall and the Anna Maria Island Privateers Invasion, ArtsHop and saving the best for last political season. The island cities will hold elections Nov. 5. Who could ask for anything more? Whats your season? 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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 7 Headlines from Sept. 24, 2003Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Sept. 15 73 94 1.04 Sept. 16 73 93 1.19 Sept. 17 74 91 0.15 Sept. 18 74 91 0.12 Sept. 19 74 90 0 Sept. 20 74 90 0 Sept. 21 71 87 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 85.824-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago ers unanimously approved a proposed referendum to allow the district to increase its annual assessment fees through a property tax assessment. The maximum ad valorem rate was proposed to be 3.75 mills, the commissioners said. and condominium project in Holmes Beach adjacent to the Wachovia Bank rejected a $1.45 million foreclosure suit brought by Regions Bank and petitioned the court to dismiss the case. Tidemark managing director Nick Easterling said he had a new partner, Parliament Group Inc. of Dallas, that would inject capital to clear up the outstanding mortgage and construction would begin in January 2004. a proposed parking plan by Commission Chair John Quam that would create 171 free and dedicated public parking spaces along beach access streets and would not give parking precedence to residents. Commissioner Duke Miller, who advocated permit parking for residents, agreed the city had to provide parking for recreational visitors, but not at the expense of residential parking. Let us take you to our outer space, a blog where islanders connect, collaborate and chat, chat, chat! www.islander.orgWELCOME ABOARD! Its not just cyber space anymore, its outer space... ONLINE NOW!expanding the boundaries of newsprint for Anna Maria Island readers. Join the innovator, the lead dog. Were setting the pace! Beep-beep! Meet us online weekly, and click the launch pad for YOUR free ticket to RIDE. www.islander.org. Florida Bradenton came to the Celebrating 50 years with Pack 22

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8 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER #2040 Libbys Artisan Jewelry Libbys Artisan Jewelry Libbys I sland J ewelry Libbys Island Jewelry DOGGIE DAY CARE 7am-7pm ~ 7 DAYS BY APPT. Call ahead: 941.243.3900 8819 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.coastalcaninecottage.comOwner caregivers: Lisa Williams & Angela McCallister Need your dog out of the house for an hour or a day? Drop him/her off with us. Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries, births, travel photos, fishing, sports and event news and photos to news@islander.org. SHARE THE FUN. WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org Holmes Beach city center targeted for improvements ner and development Chief Bill Tokajer and Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti look over the city center at Gulf By Mark Young Islander Reporter Downtown Holmes Beach considered to be the area near the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives is With the proposal to develop a lodge and marina nearby coming closer to fruition, Mayor Carmel Monti began to ponder how the downtown might look, while Monti has proposed his own ideas and called on citicenter committees. The city center committee members have more than 100 combined years of planning, construction and jer, retired Bradenton planning and development director Jerry West, Commissioner Judy Titsworth and others. The objective is to come up with ideas dealing with a combination of things at what we call city center, said Monti. The things we are looking at include congesNo proposals have been made, he added. Everything being discussed is in a preliminary stage. Committee members recently walked the targeted area and Monti said this resulted in more issues. We are looking at plumbing and drainage to see what impacts what, and it turned out to be a good exerthe way we thought, he said, noting some areas arent draining the way they should. West said its possible a stormwater pipe is blocked. proposed by a group of merchants. In its early phase, the committee garnered support from some local businesses in the area to provide landscaping buffers along Marina Drive. Adding sidewalks and crosswalks are among the proposed improvements, particularly on Gulf Drive near the intersection. The Florida Department of Transportation has countdown light and a crosswalk. as all three cities look at ways to alleviate congestion, and the study began at the Gulf and Marina drives intersection. slips at the Mainsail Lodge marina with Mainsails permission in order to create retail space on barges along Marina drive. as coffee, ice cream and other treats people could enjoy as part of a downtown walking experience. Gulf Drive also is being considered to enhance that proposal. All of these proposals and more are something of a wish list from the committee, and West said its nowhere close to being an actual plan. Monti said, The whole idea is to make city center a safer, more pedestrian-friendly environment. Other wish-list items include installing antique-style West said before any of the ideas can be developed addressed. The city center committee meets every third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Manager celebrates 40 years at railroad resort

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 9 www.thebeachshopboutique.com We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACHSHOP The HUGE CLEARANCE SALE Were making Room for New Merchandise! UP TO 60% OFF LADIES CLOTHING 50% OFF SELECT JEWELRY 50% OFF SELECT SANDALS 50% OFF PAINTED ART GLASS 50% OFF CHIMES, NAUTICAL GIFTS, SOUVENIRS AND MORE... SUMMER FUN SPECIAL 10% OFF ANY need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com Island Animal ClinicTOTAL PET CARE: Surgery Dentistry Boarding Day Care Baths Food & Supplies 24-Hour Emergency Drop Off and Pick UpNew Hours 8-5:30 Monday-Friday 9-Noon Wednesdays William V. Bystrom DVM Holmes Beach Business Center 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 941.778.2445 Serving the Islands since 1970 CHEcCK US OUT AT WWW.ISSLA ANDEER.OORG Holmes Beach marks progress in Mainsail Lodge agreement and Marina drives, the site of the proposed Marina By Mark Young Islander Reporter The future of a lodge, restaurant and marina proposed, promoted and sometimes bankrupted since 2001 in the heart of Holmes Beach is far from being signed, sealed and developed. But recent mediation talks have proceeded to produce progress and cooperation between the city and the Tampa developer of Mainsail Lodge, the property near the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives in Holmes Beach. Following a tentative settlement agreement that was reached during the second round of mediation Sept. 3 between the city and the Mainsail development team, Holmes Beach commissioners unanimously were in favor of the settlement. came during an update to commissioners from the citys mediation team of Commissioner Judy Titsworth, Mayor Carmel Monti, city attorney Patricia Petruff and building Titsworth, who proved to be an aggressive negotiator for the city, reported that it was a good mediation process and the city made progress. Titsworth highlighted Mainsails concessions, saying there will be no more than 37 units, two buildings were removed from the project and another reduced. She said there are still setback violations, but the setbacks were reduced and are acceptable, considering of the project. The turning point in the mediation process came when Commissioner Marvin Grossman addressed Mainsail during public comment. Grossman said if Mainsail would agree to remove the controversial Building D that closer to his approval. Mainsail broke off mediation for consultation after Grossmans suggestion and returned with an adjusted proposal, including Grossmans suggestion. Titsworth, a resident of Sunrise Lane, said the removal of Building D also was a turning point for her. I felt Building D encroached on the setback the most, she said. That removed a whole lot of mass and opens up the water view. In exchange, Mainsail asked to connect Buildings B and C to the lodge, to take advantage of existing space within the project footprint and to add units they were losing by removing a second building. Titsworth did not object to that proposal, saying nothing in the city code prohibits it. Monti said the mediation process proved that the city was able to accomplish what it avoided through litigation. It saved the city a lot of time and money, said Monti. Its a great plan and a good compromise. rather a recommendation to bring the settlement agree ment, once drafted, back to the commission. She said Special Magistrate Steven Seibert left messides of the argument handled the mediation and felt it was a compromise that worked out well for both par ties. Commissioner Pat Morton thanked Grossman and Titsworth for staying the course. It proves if you stay solid to your position and dont stick your hand in the sand, you can get something done. Commissioner David Zaccagnino also thanked the mediation team for sticking through the process. Petruff said the next step will be for Mainsail attordraft. The special magistrate also may review it, especially if the agreement has anything that we dont quite remember being that way, said Petruff. Once its been reviewed, we will have it placed on the agenda and will come to this board for approval. If approved, Petruff said Mainsail can then come before the commission with an amended preliminary site plan and special exception application that will be compared against the agreement. Petruff said once that is completed, It will be adver tised for public hearing and then a decision will be made on the site plan. Once thats done, then construction plans and permits can be submitted.

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10 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.comRESERVATIONS REQUIRED ~ VIA PHONE OR ONLINE PRIVATE CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS ~ UP TO 49 PASSENGERSENJOY THE RIDE!EGMONT KEY SHUTTLE Monday Combo Dolphin Watch / Lunch Loop Tuesday Sarasota Day Trip WednesdayBradenton Day Trip Thursday Circle Line TourPLUS DAILY Dolphin Watch NIGHTLY Sunset / Dolphin Watch Combo Acupuncture | Massage Therapy Organic Facials ** Sunset Beach Yoga at 6:30 with Leigh **HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE IN A BEAUTIFUL SPA ENVIRONMENT! 2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Eco-friendly spa and wellness center .com941-778-2711 The Original 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.0400and 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500. Seasonal planning Does your organization rely on you to share its event announcements with The Islander? Then wed like to hear from you now, as we prepare for the 2013-14 season. Send your 2013-14 events calendar dates, times, locations and brief descriptions to calendar@ islander.org. Please include a contact name, email address and telephone number. High-resolution photographs are appreciated. Wednesday, Sept. 25 Thursday, Sept. 26 Friday, Sept. 27 10 a.m. Forty Carrots group for babies and children, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7786341. Saturday, Sept. 28 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. 2 p.m. Edible gardens lecture with Mike Miller, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Sunday, Sept. 29 Monday, Sept. 30 Tuesday, Oct. 1 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-7948044. Wednesday, Oct. 2 Off-island Thursday, Sept. 26 5:30 p.m. Opening night, Following in the Bartrams Footsteps exhibit, contemporary botanical artists explore the Bartrams legacy, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Friday, Sept. 27 7 p.m. Film Fridays presents Chinatown, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Saturday, Sept. 28 10 a.m. The FireSUP charity paddleboard relay, Palma Sola Causeway. Fee applies. Information: 941-705-1447. Ongoing Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440. Island happenings WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander Prayers for petsThe Episcopal Church For more information, call Terry Hussey at Episcopal church women to meet The Women of the Episcopal Church group will hold ture a brunch and a talk by Chris Collins about travels to Cuba, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The group also will discuss plans for the season, including the Holly Berry Bazaar, which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7. For more information or reservations for the brunch, call the church at 941-778-1638.Ringling presents arts festival will take place Oct. 9-12 in Sarasota. The event launches the 2013-14 arts season in the city and serves as a showcase for a variety of dance, music and theater offered at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Tickets cost $30-$40, not including the opening night gala. For more information, call the Ringling at 941-3595700.Downtown Bradenton markets to resume in October Realize Bradenton will celebrate the arrival of fall with the resumption of the Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market, which will run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays Oct. 5-May 31. The Main Street market again will feature vendors selling art, crafts, food and produce. Other downtown events on the 2013-14 calendar include: the Lauren Mitchel Band at Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W. picnic and new bands at Riverwalk. ing dining under the stars. For more information, contact Realize Bradenton at 941932-9440.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings Add The Sea SWIMWEAR BOUTIQUESUITS & COVERUPS TO SUIT YOUR STYLEMonday-Saturday 10-5, closed Sunday Island Shopping Center | 5314 Marina Drive Holmes Beach | 941.254.7938 N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-8963132. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Except Nov. 2. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105. munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. board meets, Fishermens Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meets, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. Coming up Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. fest, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Street, Bradenton Beach. bayfront, Cortez. Save the date Night, Anna Maria. wide. Holmes Beach. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. Highresolution photographs welcome. Send announcements to news@islander.org. WE LIKE LIKES facebook.com/ Islandernewspaper Lifelong Learning Academy holds fall events The Lifelong Learning Academy on Anna Maria Island continues a series of free discussion groups and lectures this fall, as well as a paid course. The Einstein Circle discussion groups will meet on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through early December. The discussion groups will be free to attend, and participants need not register. Topics will include outsourcing, Oct. 9; whistleblowing and secrets, Oct. 23; cheap fashion, Oct. 30; planning for retirement years, Nov. 6; food regulation and nutrition standards, Nov. 13; and things that really speak to us: poems, bumper stickers, short stories, quotations and more, Dec. 4. The following lectures will take place at 2 p.m., at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach: man. dler. Lectures also are free to attend, and participants need not register. The academys course, spiritual psychology, requires registration and a fee of $75. Classes will take place at 2:30 p.m. Mondays Oct. 21 and for six weeks. A course description said students will discuss Carl Jung, James Hillman, Eckhart Tolle and Thomas Moore with Peter Mermin, who has his doctorate in philosophy. For more information or to register, call 941-3594296.Island Players ready for 65th season Opening night for An Act of the Imagination and the Island Players 65th season will arrive Oct. 10, with the curtain set to open at 8 p.m. The theater group performs Bernard Slades murdermystery through Oct. 20, with performances at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the playhouse, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The theater is dark Mondays. Single tickets to performances are $20 and season tickets for the five shows in the 2013-14 season are $92.50. Saturdays and an hour before curtain time beginning Sept. 30 and throughout the run of An Act of the Imagination. Gareth Gibbs is directing the play, which is set on the outskirts of London. The cast includes Heiko Knipfelberg, Sylvia Marnie, John Durkin, Mary Jo Johnson, Judy Glynn, Steve Horowitz and Chrissy Abdala. 5755 or go online to www.theislandplayers.org. Casting call Auditions for Over The River and Through The Woods, the Island Players second play of the season, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Mike Lusk will direct.Chamber of ce hosting u vaccinations The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will host the Manatee County Health Department conducting Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Flu shots will be sold for $25. Pneumonia shots also will be sold. Reservations are required. For more information or to make an appointment, call the chamber at 941-778-1541. at some locations may be offered at discounted rates or, depending on a persons health care coverage or Medicare plan, at no charge.AMICCO seeking new chorus voices

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12 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER What If This Life Is a Rehearsal? (third in Bumper Sticker Faith series) 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Roser Community ChurchA NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH Co-Transitional Pastors: Gary Batey & Sung LeeSunday Worship Service 10:00 AM Childrens Church School 10:00 AM Adult Sunday School 8:45 AM MISSION OF THE MONTH: Open Air Campaigners acclaimdentalcare.com Gordon and Ruth NHIA Inc. Give me a call Lisa Knoper 941-923-2336 Confused on Heath Care Reform? Dr. Gy Yatros announces the purchase of Island Dental Spa by Dr. Mariano de la Riva. Youre invited Island Dental Spa patients and the public are invited to an open house from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Island Dental Spa to get to know Dr. de la Riva. We will be serving refreshments and hors d oeuvres. Please, join us in welcoming Dr. de la Riva 3909 East Bay Drive, Suite 205, Holmes Beach 941.778.2204 Dr. Mariano de la Riva WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org Women give to food bank The Anna Maria Island Womens Giving Circle $1,000 to the Food Bank of Manatee County. The groups mission is to focus our resources to make life better for the people and to support causes in the communities on and near Anna Maria Island. The circle awarded the grant in September as part of the Food Banks Grand Challenge, which helps the goal to match a $100,000 donation from Mosaic. This means that our AMI giving circle was able to provide $2,000 cash for the local food bank to purchase much needed supplies to re-stock empty shelves, said circle founder Carol Carter, who resides in Anna Maria and also is running for a seat on the city commission. neighborhood groups, had joined the challenge to donate more than $74,000 and collected more than 10,700 pounds of food at the Food Bank of Manatee. Area businesses raised $33,000, Rotary Clubs in the county had pledged a combined $11,500 and the Manatee Community Foundation pledged $30,000. The outpouring of support has been outstanding, but our food is being distributed to local agencies almost as quickly as its donated, said Food Bank director Cindy Sloan. Were hopeful that the community will continue this great fundraising pace to achieve the entire $100,000 match from Mosaic Company Foundation. Were getting close, so every bit helps. Sloan said October is typically a slow month for donations, a trend that continues until right before Thanksgiving and into the holiday season. For more about the challenge, call the food bank at 941-747-FOOD. For more about the circle, call Carter at 941-7799553.Island Library announces October plans and Marie Marina Drive, Edna Tiemann The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts clubs, readings, and other forums in October, including: of computing. dren. ing. Club discussing Adam Gidwitzs A Tale Dark & Grimm. Pre-registration is required. Club. Carrots for babies and children up to age 5. Support Group meeting. Lifelong Learning Academy presentation. program. mation by SHINE. tation session. Landscaping presentation by Ann Hall. registration is required. For more info, call the library at 941-778-6341.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 13 Send your social news, weddings, anniversaries and birth announcements, as well as travel photos to news@islander.org. LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr Tune-Ups, Brakes & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA Wednesday, Sept. 25 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty, Toast Lunch: Tacos, Calzone, Refried Beans, Lettuce and Tomato Cups, Peaches. Feature: Popcorn Chicken Caesar Thursday, Sept. 26 Breakfast: Biscuit, Chicken Patty Lunch: Chicken Tenders with Breadstick, Meatball Subs, Broccoli and Cheese, Cucumber Coins with Dip, Pears. Feature: Italian Salad Friday, Sept. 27 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes Lunch: Pizza, Breaded Chicken Sandwich on Bun, Corn, Cherry Tomato with Dip, Mandarin Oranges, Feature: Chef Salad Monday, Sept. 30 Breakfast: Whole Grain Breakfast Pizza. Lunch: Mac and Cheese, Breaded Beef Patty, Whole Grain Bun, Steamed Broccoli, Mini Romaine Salads, Peach Cup. Feature: Chef Salad Tuesday, Oct. 1 Breakfast: Cheese Omelet and Biscuit. Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger on Bun, Southern Chicken with Biscuit, Roasted Red Potatoes, Fresh Veggie Cup with Dip, and Pineapple Tidbits. Feature: Veg Garden Salad. Wednesday, Oct. 2 Breakfast: Eggs and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel. Lunch: Corn Dogs, Chicken Quesadilla, Baked Beans, Baked Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries, Applesauce. Feature: South West Salad. Thursday, Oct. 3 Breakfast: Sausage Patty on Biscuit Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Lasagna, Roll, Steamed Garlic and Herb Green Beans, Carrots with Dip, Fresh Fruit Cup, Birthday Ice Cream Cup. Feature: Chef Salad. Friday, Oct. 4 Breakfast: Pancakes on a Stick. Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Rib Patty with Bun, Corn, Cucumbers with Dip, Sidekicks. Feature: Chicken Caesar Salad. Juice and milk are served with every meal. AME calendar MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.8301 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE Founded 19566200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopSummer hours 9-1 Wednesday and SaturdayThe Rev. Dorothy Ann Jackson, The Kings Speech ALL ARE WELCOME THE REV. DR. VINCENT CA RROLL SENIOR MINIST ER SUNDA Y WOR S HIP 10 A .M. www.fatcatcarpetcleaning.com Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout CleaningCALL TODAY 941.778.2882 or 941.387.0607Satisfaction Guaranteed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Island author wins Christian ction award Award-winning authorsIsland author Nicole Quigley and Frank Peretti, a New York Times bestseller. Quigleys book is available on various websites, including amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Islander Courtesy Photo Rain intrudes, but Family Fun Night remains fun Randy and Ciarra Buff enjoy a game on the Anna Maria Elementary School playground before rain brought an interruption to the Parent Teacher Organizations Family Fun Night, held Sept. 17. BELOW: Corry Hill of West Manatee Fire Rescue volunteers on the grill, producing burgers and dogs for the fundraiser. By Jennifer

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14 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER Key Royale Pass 13 NEW Owners & Chefs! Ezio & PJ welcome you!Monday 3-11 Tue-Sat 11:30-midnightSunday 11:30-11 BEST Sports Bar, Chicken Wings, Place to watch football! Live Music Fri & Sat 8-11 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG VISITORS MAY BE LOOKING FOR YOU !Dont miss your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the top award for BEST community news from the Florida Press Association! More than 20 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ESTA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRATING 29 YEARS! OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Service Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Cold weather? No problem, mon! New weather proofing!GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 A Let me help you navigate Anna Maria Island to nd your perfect home or condo. Capt. Greg Burke B8 The City Pier Restaurant Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 779-1667 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW A2 A2 A2 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217 Serving Lunch & Dinner Tue-Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 Closed Mondays C8 YOUR PASSPORT TO THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Cuban Pork & Beef ~ Jamaican Jerk Chicken Beef Patties & Ribs ~ Conch Chowder & Fritters The Best on AMI: Fish Tacos & Macadamia Nut Encrusted GrouperLive Music Fri, Sat & Sun Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-5 Open Sun 1130-9, Mon & Wed 3-9 Thur, Fri & Sat 1130-10 Closed Tuesday ~ We Take Reservations 104 Gulf Drive ~ Bradenton Beach941-779-1930WWW.BANANACABANASEAFOOD.COM B8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRI. SEPT. 27, MICHAEL MAC SA T. SEPT. 28, NATURAL VIBES SUN. SEPT. 29, TROPIX

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16 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Island of cials hope unity drives traf c solutionsBy Mark Young Islander Reporter problems, theres general agreement it will take unity to develop solutions. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, at the Sept. 18 meeting of the tion, discussed his plan for paid parking at the Manatee Public Beach. He said hes had positive discussions with the county in moving that proposal forward, he said. A committee is considering options that include a parking areas and permit parking. Im getting good feedback and in the process of putting together a proposal that I will bring to the city commission and then move it forward to the county, said Monti. Holmes Beach also has discussed click in, click out bicycle stations, as well as privately-run Segway and golf cart rentals. The whole idea is to have a place for people to park for the whole day, but to leave their car there while they walk or ride a bike around the city, Monti said. Anna Maria also is looking at a possible combination of solutions that includes paid parking, but we are going about it a little differently, said Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn. The commission already addressed parking in rights of way, she said, and she will be making a parking plan presentation to commissioners Sept. 24. SueLynn said the proposal would feature options that run the gamut of two parking permits per property, annual passes and paid parking. She said because some properties have multiple owners, permits would be limited to the property and not property owners. She also said passes may be tiered for people who live on the island, in Manatee County and out of county. We also are looking at daily passes and permits, she said, while keeping open several free parking areas. The number of free spaces would meet the requirement for beach renourishment funding, she said. But the most important thing is that we have to work together, said SueLynn. If one city is going to have paid parking, it means that city may be creating a burden on another city because people are going to go where there to encourage people to go to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, which has the largest parking lot on the island with an estimated 1,200 spaces. suggestion, as the city, along with Longboat Key to the according to their mayors. Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ric Gatehouse also wants to see more use of Coquina Beach, and free beach parking is key to his proposed parking plan. The thrust of my plan is to encourage people to park in Coquina to relieve stress of our neighborhoods and municipal lots, said Gatehouse. I would be opposed Gatehouse Bad signs to any suggestion that the county impose paid parking at the public beaches. Gatehouses plan is contrary to the Anna Maria proposal. Gatehouse wants to charge for parking at municipal lots to encourage people to use free parking at the beach to alleviate congestion and parking on Bridge Street and in neighborhoods. My plan hinges on you can pay to park in our lots or you can park for free at Coquina, he said. My recomparking there. We all want to encourage people to use that as an alternative means. Longboat Key has been growing in intensity, according to both Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and Longboat Key Mayor Jim Brown. Using Coquina Beach to alleviate local traffic is If Holmes Beach succeeds in having paid parking at Manatee Public Beach and Coquina remains free, the SueLynn said thats why all four cities need to unify and approach the county as a group. She suggested that the BIEO extend an invitation to Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker to attend its Oct. 16 meeting in Holmes Beach. Brown agreed, saying, The problem with the county and the Manatee County Tourist Development Council and others is that we dont have a lot of voice individually. We need to work together and unify as a barrier island. SueLynn Monti

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 17 Send your travel and vacation pics to news@islander.org. SHARE THE FUN! Summer hours: Thurs-Sunday 11:30-9:30 (Closed Mon-Wed) Happy Hour 4-6pm Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! www.stonecrab.ccLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Since 1967 MOORE S R R E E STONE CRAB RESTAURANT MAINE LOBSTER MANIA Live Maine Lobster $19.99 Double Down East $29.99 Live Maine Lobster & Alaskan Snow Crab $16.99 Live Maine Lobster & Steak $16.99 Alaskan Snow MPO head offers road funding solution: Make Gulf Drive a U.S. highwayAnna Maria. If you apply, well help as much as we can to get that designation as fast as possible, Howe said. In other transportation-related matters, Monti said tion and parking problems. He noted the Manatee County Area Transit bus that brings people from the mainland to the island is not ers, chairs and other beach gear in their vehicles add to MCAT should allow beach gear on the buses coming to the island from the mainland to encourage ridership. Howe said the Florida Department of Transportation is progressing on the planning, development and environmental study for Cortez Bridge. He expects that study to be completed by December, when DOT will conduct a By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Manatee-Sarasota Metropolitan Planning Organization executive director Mike Howe offered a new funding solution for island mayors troubled by infrastructure costs at the monthly Island Transportation and Planning Organization Sept. 16 in Bradenton Beach. Does the island need to apply for federal designation of Gulf Drive? Howe asked Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti and Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy. Its something to think about. If Gulf Drive became a federal highway, federal funding for improvements could become available, he said, and the Federal Highway Administration has experAnd, of course, the federal government has more funding sources than local governments and the Florida Department of Transportation, said Howe. Making Gulf Drive a federal highway does not mean the cities have to give up control over the road, he added. It would not mean four lanes in the future. That would be something the cities would have to bring to the MPO David Hutchinson of the MPO said, It wont take 10 years to get the designation, Hutchinson said. He estimated Gulf Drive could become a federal highway a few years after application. SueLynn said shes ready to call the federal government and talk, and both Monti and Shaughnessy expressed interest. It would certainly help us, she said. Its a blessing and a curse to be in our situation. The mayor said the city must maintain public parking on beach access streets its city treasury. Gulf Drive is designated State Road 789 from the Longboat Pass Bridge to the Manatee Avenue-East Bay Drive intersection in Holmes Beach. Continuing north, Gulf Drive is city-owned in both Holmes Beach, and ITPO is a chartered board under the MPO, organized to develop consensus on MPO matters prior to the monthly MPO meeting and voting by the single member appointed from Anna Maria Islands three cities. Presently SueLynn is the seated member. The next ITPO meeting will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. ObituaryCecilia Cel Fellers Celia Cel Fellers died Sept. 12. She was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Stephen A. and Bridget (Gallagher) Woolbert. She graduated from Carson College for Orphan Girls in Flourtown, Pa. She married Charles William Fellers April 29, 1945. Mrs. Fellers and her husband ran a printing business in Toms River, N.J., for many years and she retired from the New Jersey Sewage Authority. She was a resident of Paradise Bay in Cortez for more than 25 years and a volunteer at Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach for more than 20 years. Memorial donations may be made to Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach FL 34217. Mrs. Fellers is survived by her sons, Charles William Jr. and Edward Stephen; three grandchildren, John of Pennsylvania, Karen Fellers Duva of Virginia and Leigh Fellers Peeler of Virginia; great-grandmother of Austin, Coder, Cole Duva, Jack Duva and Zachary Peeler.

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Environmentally friendly practices are a major component of a development that combines old Florida-style walkable street. And the latest puzzle piece a bee edible gardens already in place, Coleman said. On Sept. 18, three honey bee hives that will be managed by a professional beekeeper were placed on private property off Pine Avenue. The exact location is not being disclosed to the public so the bees can work undisturbed, Coleman said. Coleman didnt know until a couple of weeks ago how vital honey bees are to the nations food supply, and how dramatically their population is declining. Bees had been the subject of a conversation Coleman had with his wife, a son, and Mike Miller, the plant and landscape expert working for PAR. Coleman recalled it this way: Miller mentioned that Seminole pumpkins in the edible gardens werent doing well and the problem could be a lack of bees to pollinate them. Then, Jane Coleman said there were less bees on the jasmine in her garden this year. And then, Patrick Coleman, a chef, said, theres a shortage of bees nationally and our food supply is dependent on bees. A couple of days later, Coleman saw a story in The Islander about the declining honey bee population and what is being done to help the insects survive. He decided to take action, and called a beekeeper the next morning. I got educated, Coleman said, learning that since 2006, beekeepers have lost 30-50 percent of their hives per year to a phenomena called Colony Collapse Disorder. Experts are trying to determine the cause, and every year beekeepers work hard to get the population back up, but they havent been able to reverse the trend. Bees are critical, they ensure the production of nearly 85 percent of the nations food supply and they bees, Coleman said. By bringing honey bees to Pine Avenue, The main dens, but more importantly to have people realize how important bees are ecologically and then they might want some of their own. He points out the edible gardens started with seven planted among the shops on Pine Avenue, and those will grow to about 20 by the end of this month. Private homeowners have planted box gardens and the idea keeps gathering steam. The gardens are something people can do for a better quality of life and we think the bees are the same way, Coleman said Jackie Corley is the commercial beekeeper from Palmetto who supplied the Pine Avenue hives and will manage them. He said the bees will forage in a 3to 4-mile radius of their home and he estimates each hive will produce about 80 pounds of honey a year. A hive is 95 percent female bees, Corley said, and consists of a queen, worker bees, and drones. The drones are male and their only job is to mate with the queen. The female worker bees do all the pollinating and other work, while the queen lays all the eggs. Bees never sleep, Corley said, They work 12 to 15 hours a day collecting pollen and then they are in the hive tending to the young bees and building the honeycomb. Corley will make monthly inspections of the three hives, working to keep them free of disease and parasites and making sure they are not overcrowded, in which case they tend to swarm. He will take bees away or bring in more bees as needed, Corley said. Hell also introduce new European queen bees once a year to keep them genetically strong. European bees are the dominant honey bee in the United States, they were brought here by early settlers and have thrived in the environment until now. They have become the super pollinator for crops nationwide, including almonds, apples, asparagus, avocados, broccoli, blueberries and onions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Avenue bees will depend on the plants they pollinate, but the best-tasting will be produced in the spring. Coleman isnt sure at this point if the honey will end up being sold on the island, but his working title for it is Paradise Honey. Corley, Coleman and Miller looked at a few possible of property. Corley stressed, Bees out of sight, out of mind, thats my motto, and he made sure the placement would comply with the state law that applies to backyard beekeeping. I love this. This is the best thing weve thought of so everybody. The list of environmentally friendly initiatives in the struction, advanced water management systems, native plants for landscaping and the organic, edible gardens. Our commitment is based on not only doing the right thing, but doing it as an example for others, Coleman said, Steps taken must be practical, measurable and place.   Bee hives: Pine Avenues ultimate eco-dwellings

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Bradenton Beach to several calls about a man walking through a neighbor man on Bridge Street and learned he was staying on a man to return to his boat for the night. About 15 minutes contact with the same 19-year-old Bradenton man, who was sitting in a vehicle that did not belong to him. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication. Cortez battery, petit theft. A complainant reported he became at him in an aggressive manner. The complainant said the two dont like each other and when the suspect ran toward petit theft. A man reported he and his wife rode their their bikes, one was stolen. The complainant said his cellphone was strapped onto the bike. and left in the parking lot were stolen. Holmes Beach Sept. 17, 400 Manatee Ave. W., violation of probation. A 22-year-old Plant City woman was arrested for violation of probation after being stopped by police for a permission to leave her home county. A complainant reported she parked her vehicle overnight. When she returned to the vehicle in the morning, she observed a dent on the drivers side. reported someone siphoned 40 gallons of fuel from his boat. The gas was valued at $160. A woman reported that she received a call from a man asking if he could ship her a package to be shipped over seas because the store he was shopping from would not make the shipment. The woman agreed, using credit card information provided by the suspect. After receiving and the credit card information was from a stolen card. A man and woman were arguing about their relationship status. The man was not there when police arrived. The woman said the argument was not physical, but her boyfriend had kicked the front door. She had a cut on her nose, but told police she cut it while taking her friends belongings outdoors. A couple left their residence for six weeks and, on return, found the deadbolt on the front door broken and two from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter The Anna Maria Island Community Center was rebuilt in 2005-06 for $4.5 million. When the new center opened in 2006, then-board members thought the space was the solution to growing needs, enhancing programs and serving the community. Now, some board members are not sure the center meets todays needs. At the centers Sept. 20 board of directors meeting, board member Blair Schlossberg said the building was obsolete. Schlossberg made his comments after center executive director Dawn Stiles asked the board to consider upstairs. members arrive, so she can interact with them on a daily basis. She said a complaint shes heard from members is ing for members to interact with her, assistant director Scott Dell and other staff members. We really need to be downstairs and see our members coming in the door, to meet them and talk with them, she said. a greater feeling of belonging. She said shes received a verbal commitment for a Stiles said it is possible the foundation would provide a grant to cover the entire cost of the project. However, only three companies responded to her request for proposals, which were not based on plans, but rather a general view of the work. We dont know how much we could get, perhaps all to cover the cost, she said. It all depends on how much they like the project, and they have expressed interest because its community development. Board member Greg Ross, who owns Ross Built, a construction company based in Holmes Beach, said he of interest. Ross added that his estimate would be $100,000$120,000. He also noted construction is booming and few general contractors are likely interested in preparing the plans required for such a small job. He suggested the center spend the $3,000-$4,000 needed for professional plans. Schlossberg said he would cover up to $6,000 for the design work. Board members agreed and Stiles said she would move forward with obtaining plans and report back to the board on her progress at its October meeting. She asked board members to scour the community for potential contractors. In other business, the 2013-14 budget of $1.078 million was approved by the board. Dell said the centers golf tournament still has a few openings. The tournament is Sept. 27 at the Longboat Key Islandside course. In personnel moves, Dell said athletic director Troy Shonk is leaving for a position at the YMCA, and Lindsey Weaver, the educational director, resigned. Applications for both positions are being sought, he said. The October board meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Center seeks community input The Anna Maria Island Community Center is seeking feedback on its programs and operations, said executive director Dawn Stiles. An online survey of the center will be available beginning Sept. 28 at www.islandcommunitycenter. com. We want to hear from you, Stiles said. She encouraged anyone who uses the center past or present to take the survey. Results will help center staff better serve the community and decide what programs may be needed. Stiles plans to present the survey results to the centers board of directors later this year.

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The Feast opened up the action in the 11-13 age division in grand style, rolling past a short-handed LPAC squad by an 11-0 margin behind six goals from Michael Latimer and three goals from Joe Rogers. Catherine Calhoun added two goals to complete the Feasts victory. The second 11-13 game of the evening saw Water front Restaurant edge Jen Crady Massage 5-4 behind two goals each from Alex Rodriguez and Silas Banyas, while Hannah Mooney added one goal in the victory. Jen Crady Massage received goals from Brennan Bowers, Jack Groves, Katie Krokroskia and Daniel Sentman in the loss. Wash Family Construction got off to a good start in the 14-17 age division with a 3-0 victory over Jessies Island Store. Joey Carder scored two goals and Connor Field added one to carry WFC. Adult coed soccer also got a kick-start this week at the center with four games on Sept. 19. over Wash Family Construction behind two goals each from Chris Circharo and Stephen Perry, who also added two assists. Matt Plummer, Chrissy Rice and Josh Rio each added single goals in the victory. Chris Yavalar notched the lone goal for WFC in the loss. FL Discount Signs edged Island Gourmet 5-4 in the second game of the evening somewhat of a family affair. Brent Moss led the way with four goals, while Greg Moss added one goal and Ryan Moss had an assist. Goalie David Moss helped preserve the slim lead with 14 saves in the victory. Adam Bujarski led Island Gourmet with two goals and an assist while Zach Gilliland and Tim Tedesco each scored one in the loss. Agnelli Pool & Spa steamrolled past Island Pest Control by a 9-4 margin in the third game of the evening. Joey Clasulio and Damir Glavan scored four goals each and Omar Polar added two to lead the Agnelli offense. Frank Agnelli added seven saves in goal. Teddy Louloudes and Steve Oelke scored two goals each for Island Pest Control in the loss. The adult basketball at the center got started Sept. 17 over to the rest of the season, its going to be a competitive league. starting with Bowes Imaging Center defeating the Sun 64-60. Matt Ray led the way with 21 points, while Antassists. Jason Mickan added 14 points and Teagan Purtil scored 11 to round out the action. Andrew Turmin led the Sun with 23 points, while Chad Woods scored 13 and Eric Gledhill put 12 points and nine rebounds into the loss. Southern Greens recorded a 58-53 victory over Waterfront Restaurant in the second Sept. 17 game. Brandon Hartwig scored 22 points to lead Southern Greens, which also received nine points apiece from Joe Combs and Brittany Hartwig. Brandon Kern led Waterfront with 17 points, while Matt Dwyer scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the loss. Beach to Bay Construction edged Gator Man Pools 12 rebounds from Sean Hubbard. Jordan Demers added 14 points and eight rebounds and Jon Moss scored 12 points to round out the scoring in the victory. Scott Eliso scored 20 points and Aaron Dudukes added 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Gator Man Pools in the loss. Horseshoe news Horseshoe action Sept. 18 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits saw a short delay for a couple of noteworthy events. The Anna Maria horseshoe pitchers gathered a $360 donation for the Manatee County Food Bank. The donation and matching funds from Mosaic Foundation will add more than 4,000 pounds of food to the empty pantry. Another event was the graduation of Bob Heiger from Sams Learning Center, a program designed to help horseshoe pitchers improve their skills. Heiger made the grade with three back-to-back ringers in consecutive games. As a result, he was named the 2013 most-improved horseshoe player. He also was awarded a trophy. After the two ceremonies, regular horseshoe action commenced with Hank Huyghe and Jerry Disbrow earning the days outright championship with the only 3-0 pool-play record. Two teams emerged from pool play during Sept. 21 horseshoe action. The team of Huyghe and Tim Sofran easily defeated Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels 23-12 to earn bragging rights for the day. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Key Royale golf news A rainy week limited the golf action at Key Royale Club to three events. The women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match in addition to a side game, Tee to Green, where only strokes to get to the green were counted. Sue Wheeler was the low-net winner with a 1-underpar 31, while Liz Lang was one shot back in second place. Fran Barford, Kris Landkammer, Christina Mason and Helen Pollock tied for third at 33. in the Tee to Green game. The men played a nine-hole team scramble Sept. 19 that saw Jon Holcomb, Fred Miller, Mike Gille and Bob On Sept. 20, the members played a nine-hole bestball-of-threesome match. The team of Joyce Brown, Larry Fowler and Bob Dickinson combined on a 7-under-par Dunne and Earl Huntzinger, who chipped in on the sixth hole, were alone in second place with a 3-under-par 28. Amicc soccer teams show spirit for kick off

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AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Sept. 25 3:02 2.5 6:26 1.7 10:56 0.5 9:18 1.6 Sept. 26 3:51 2.4 8:15 1.7 12:07p 0.6 10:26 1.6 Sept. 27 4:59 2.3 9:20 1.8 1:21p 0.6 3rd Sept. 28 6:33 2.2 9:55 1.8 12:21 1.7 2:27 0.6 Sept. 29 8:08 2.2 10:21 1.9 2:00 1.5 3:20 0.6 Sept. 30 9:21 2.2 10:42 2.0 3:08 1.4 4:03 0.6 Oct. 1 10:18 2.3 10:59 2.1 3:59 1.2 4:38 0.7 Oct. 2 11:06 2.3 11:15 2.2 4:41 0.9 5:09 0.8 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com Dont forget to plan for pesky afternoon thunderbumpers By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter In September, we experience afternoon thunder storms on around Anna Maria Island on a regular basis. You can expect to see at least a 40 percent chance of Granted, these small squalls may last up to an hour although usually the duration is only 20 minutes or so. But these storms can appear suddenly with wind gusts, heavy rain and lightning. If youve ever been on the water during these conditions, you know you dont want to deal with them again. Even a quick storm can be a pain, so plan accordingly keep a watchful eye to the east. Ultimately, after 1 p.m., its necessary to keep an eye on whats developing. That way, if you see something coming, you can make a decirun for the dock. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier says Spanish mackerel are ravaging bait schools and the anglers tackle with the macks. Mangrove snapper are being caught in decent numinches, so make sure you have a ruler handy if you plan to be at least 10 inches to be a keeper. Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing good fully stocked with small jigs and silver spoons in anticipation of limiting out on Spanish mackerel. White speck rigs, crappie jigs or Clark spoons in the size 00 or 01 are the lures of choice. Expect to catch Spanish mackerel in the 12to 16-inch range along with plenty of jacks, lady dropping live shrimp or shiners under the pier. Small baits, small hooks and light leaders are the keys to success. Limits are attainable with a little determination. reeled up. Most reds are over-slot, but to get in the bull a blue crab might work even better. For the snook, live Jonny Keyes at Island Discount Tackle is targeting edges. Capt. Mac Gregory has been leading Keyes to the Next Keyes and Gregory migrated out to the near shore reefs for some action with Spanish mackerel, bonito boat, the pair hooked macks to 24 inches. Once a few blacktip sharks show up to the party, they begin sightcasting chunks of fresh-cut mack to get a bite. Expect to catch blacktips ranging 4-6 feet. Bay and along the Intracoastal Waterway with good three species, live shiners are his bait of choice. To rig, Girle is either using corks to keep the bait out of the grass be expected. The trout are mostly 15-20 inches. As for snook, most are under-slot, but going the sheer numbers Moving out to nearshore reefs, Girle is catching good numbers of macks and blacktip sharks. To start, hes freelining live shiners behind the boat. Fish 15-25 inches are the norm. To target the sharks, hes casting out fresh-cut chunks of mackerel. Blacktips in the 60-pound range are being caught daily. Mangrove snapper are being caught at the reefs. Girle says anchoring and chumming will get the snapper in a feeding mood. Once they are biting, Girle drops down either live or fresh-cut shiners to the bottom to hook up. Expect 15-inch snapper to gobble your bait. Blair and   off some of the hooked into in Sarasota Bay Mote announces ed programs Mote Marine Laboratory offers opportunities to learn the A-B-Seas, explore Sarasota Bay by kayak or get wet in marine science through a special program for homeschoolers. Registration is underway now for education programs at the Sarasota institution, including: learn through marine-themed crafts, games, songs, stories, role-playing and a guided visit to a Mote exhibit. The program is open to children ages 2-5 with adult and take place 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays.   and adults explore coastal habitats by wading in the water and collecting marine animals with dip nets. The program is open to children ages 2-5 with adult, Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. through Oct. 29. older learn about the marine animals and plants in Floridas coastal waters. Sessions include various sunrise  paddles starting Sept. 28; morning paddles starting Oct. 5; and full-moon paddles at Nov. 17 and Dec. 17. Home School Days, where home-schooled students and their families participate in ocean-themed learning experiences are starting up Oct. 9. For more info or to register, go to www.mote.org.

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22 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER CHEcCK US OUT AT wwwWWW .iISlL AndNDErR.OrgRG Send your news and photos to news@islander.org. SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com With 20 years experience, I understand whats important to you: Getting the results you desire with a high level of personal service. Realtor Cindy Hayworth Our Florida lifestyle. Casual, not complicated. Call me at 941.504.1511 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor NEW LISTING 238 Lakeview DriveUnique north-end location! Soundly built with concrete up and down, this 3br/2ba home offers elevator, pool, dock with lift and all on a large lot! Just a block to Pine Avenue shops and restaurants. $1,174,000 5311 Sunrise LaneExquisite Bay views, pool, dock and boat lift highlight this enchanting 4br/3.5ba home. $2,199,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION534 70th StreetExquisite bay views from this custom home with 2 master suites, 2 guest suites, pool, dock and lift. $1,900,000 SOLD203 71st StreetDuplex 2br/1ba each side. Beautifully maintained and turnkey furnished. Pool and parking for four cars. $689,000 NEW LISTING Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755 ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Gulffront 2bed/2bath condo. This unit has it all: amazing, sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, elevator, pool and spa, covered parking, storage and great rental history. $719,000. Call Jesse Brisson for more info @ 941.713.4755. PRICE REDUCEDIsland dental spa sold Dr. Gy Yatros has sold the Island Dental Spa, 3909 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach to Dr. Mariano de la Riva, a dentist and dental surgeon with 14 years experience. Anna Maria Island 21 years ago, developed and operated the Island Dental Spa. The practice was sold Sept. 13 and de la Riva already is seeing patients. In addition to general dentistry, he specializes in replacement and restoration of implants. Yatros said he plans to retire from general dentistry to continue involvement in the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring with dental devices, and pursue my passion for dental sleep medicine. De la Riva is inviting islanders to an open house 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, to meet patients and the public. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For more information, call 941-778-2204.Chamber events upcoming The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce monthly business card exchange will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Hidden Lakes Living, 1200 54th Ave. W., Bradenton. The cost of the event is $5 and members are encouraged to bring a guest or prospective member. Door prizes and appetizers will be available. Reservations are requested. The chambers monthly networking luncheon is The Lot to open luau, held on feature the items in Tiemann De la Riva 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The cost of the luncheon is $16 and reservations are required. For more information or reservations on either event, call the chamber at 941-778-1541.LBK Centre to host festival The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors for its fall festival Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Centre Shops, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Two other festivals are planned for the winter season, a chamber press release said. Any chamber member interested in participating is asked to call organizer Steff Claussen at 941-383-1901 or email buttercuponline@hotmail.com.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 23 The Islander has a new home Business news Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe youve just opened a business or your business has received an award or special recognition. If so, wed like to hear from you. To be considered, email your who, what, where, when and why to news@islander.org. Hi-res photos welcome. Gabe Buky Cell: 941-374-5772 www.teambukyrealestate.com201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key FL 34228 Charles Buky Cell: 941-228-6086 ank you for your support in making our family No. 1 in sales in Manatee and Sarasota counties! 941-778-7200 866-519-SATO (7286)www.satorealestate.comISLAND FACES...SELLING ISLAND PLACES Call us for all your sales or rental needs!Visit us on Pine Avenue or online for many more listings and rental info. BAYFRONT OPPORTUNITYOn Anna Maria Island, this island triplex is just one block to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches and sits on 150 feet of bay frontage. Could easily be converted into a single-family home.$849,000 C L A S S I F I E D S MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com Mike Norman Realty Our newest agent has been with us 15 years. You owe it to yourself to have the best, most professional representation. 35 years managing rentals on Anna Maria. No hidden fees: You keep more of your money.Compare our management fees. RELIABLE VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENTMarianne, Rochelle, Lisa, Carla, Sally Place classified ads online at www.islander.org Island real estate transactions1bed/1bath home built in 1968 on a 100x90 lot was sold 09/03/13, Jones to AMI Breeze LLC for $475,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd., Unit 39, North Beach Village, condo with shared pool built in 1991 was sold 08/30/13, Booth to Page for $357,000; list $375,000. 08/30/13, Stilley to Joseph for $340,000; list $379,000. 2bed/1bath canalfront attached villa built in 1962 on a 25x115 lot was sold 08/29/13, Loop to Bay Side 63rd LLC for $280,000; list $285,000. 709 Manatee Ave., Unit 14, Westbay Cove, Holmes shared pool built in 1977 was sold 08/30/13, Costantino to Matthews for $270,000; list $284,500. By Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander sold 08/30/13, Poseidon Adventures on Spring Avenue LLC to Powell for $895,000; list $1,089,000. 208 66th St., Unit A, 66th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla / 2,000 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car land condo with pool built in 2012 was sold 08/30/13, Starfish 66 LLC to Ballew for $762,500; list $795,000. sfur 4bed/4bath multiplex built in 1930 on a 75x145 lot was transferred 09/06/13, Tennison to Aurora Loan Services LLC for $752,600. sfur 4bed/4bath/2car duplex with pool built in 1984 on a 90x100 lot was sold 08/30/13, Paulk to Crowell for $657,660; list $699,000. 316 63rd St., Unit 6B, Island Walk, Holmes Beach, pool built in 2005 was sold 08/30/13, McMillian Lakeside Properties LLC to Hinger for $550,000; list $569,000. sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront home built in 1972 on a 80x112 lot was sold 08/29/13, Masone to Cayo for $515,000; list $549,000. sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1991 on a 50x114 lot was sold 08/30/13, Ajmo to Sandpiper Inn LLC for $515,000. ITEMS FOR SALE COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, above-ground pool, ladder, accessories0, 15-18 foot, 1 year old, $100. 941-778-3920. TELEVISION: SANYO 32-inch high-de nition LCD at-screen. Three years old. $100. 941932-0843. EUREKA COMMERCIAL VACUUM cleaner. Like new, $50. 941-778-6288. TWO PIRATE COSTUMES: High end, women, size 5, mens, medium, both for $25. 941-7784451. POOL MOTOR AND lter: one-year old, $100. 941-778-5542. FORD RANGER XLT Chrome RIMS with center caps, great shape $100 or best offer. 941-7787003. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. Local artists originals and work from Haitian artists. Antique rocker, bookcase, two armoires. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. Photo calendars and more. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classi eds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) Turn the page for more Islander ads

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24 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER BOATS & BOATING Continued PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boat orida.weebly.com. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! 2001 25-hp Mercury 2-stroke, plus a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RED CROSS-CERTIFIED babysitter and dog sitter. Reasonable rates for both. Call 941-5275051. KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-7782535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941756-4570. INTRODUCTORY OFFER! BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941741-8832. PIANO/KEYBOARD FOR your life: Highly qualied, experienced instructor will come to you and work with your goals for musical enjoyment. Daytime slots available. 941-761-2440. TRUEBLUE33 MOBILE Computer Service LLC. On-site computer repair at reasonable rates. Contact Anthony at 941-592-7714. NEW REAL ESTATE photography services for the Bradenton and Sarasota area. Professional photography and video at affordable rates. Call For Real: 941-524-4656. JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773. PRESSURE WASHING, CLEANING: Houses, driveways, tile and grout, pool cages. We clean it all. 941-735-4014. Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Steven Kaluza Andrew ChennaultLIC#CBC056755 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE METRO DOOR & SUPPLY INC.Primary Doors & Glass Inserts Custom Prep/Cut Downs Fiberglass, Aluminum, Steel, Vinyl FREE ESTIM AT ES: Call 941.726.2280 ANSWERS TO SEPT. 25 PUZZLE HO GA IL ST HE MR AH CF O AL LU PS ET RO BE PR OS HO P SE IZ EH ER S ALA DI MT HE RE RA DI XR EI LL Y S AU CE R ON ES ET AG EE SH AR IK IA ONO SO CK HE RP LA YE RH GT MA NS LO ST AL UM NA BE NE LA DY BT US CB ER SC AL YA TL SH UT HE RB UG ST OP GO CH UM PL SA GO NY EA UR UB HE RC HI CK EN AI M AR NI EI OSSO LE AB OR TS LE TH ER BO MB OE RT AR DY HO NE IR ED JA GS ST EP GR AT IA BI EB OP AL TO RL IC KH ER BO TT LE HB O AP PI MA CS TET SE NT IR E BL AI NE CH AC HA DA LE S BI RD IN GJ UM PH ER CA BL ES EN TE NT EI KE AR EA LS IZ E DE SG ST GE NL EA RL PE R SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet TAKE ME HOME! Pamela is smart, eager to please and shes ready for a loving, forever home. Shes spayed, up to date on shots and has a chip. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-896-6701, or stop by The Islander for more information about Pamela and other rescued, adoptable pets. ANNOUNCEMENTS 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 Pandora-style charms and various gift items from around the world. 941-730-1745. ATTENTION VETERANS AND active military from Anna Maria Island. Crosspointe Fellowship wants to hear from you in order to welcome you to a Nov. 16 patriotic Thanksgiving event. Call the Rev. Ed Moss at 941-778-0719 to provide your contact information. WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty. com. Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and new Saturday hours, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Check out our $1 sale racks! 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. YARD SALE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. 2703 Ave. B, Holmes Beach. DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED for garage sale Oct. 5 to bene t Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc and Forget Me Not Inc, pet rescues. Please, call 941-726-5225 to arrange delivery or pick up. LOST & FOUND LOST: GOLD BRACELET, four thin chains, engraved: ETM. Aug. 29, Manatee theater. Sentimental. Reward. 941-387-9036. PETS WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-8966701. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400. BOAT LIFT: WANT to rent lift for 22-foot boat, yearly. Will use six weeks a year. Call 248-7735000. FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything else in The Islander, 941-778-7978.

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 25 HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-4472198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747. SOUTHWEST HOME IMPROVEMENT: Michigan builder, quality work guaranteed. Affordable, timely, within budget. Call Mike, 1-616204-8822. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570. CARL V. JOHNSON Jr., Building contractor. Free estimates and plans. New houses, porches, decks and renovations. Fair prices. Hire a Florida licensed contractor. Call 941795-1947 or cell, 941-462-2792. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com. 2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo: Fully furnished with views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat dock. Seasonal or yearly. Call 818-620-0901. VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near boat ramp and everything on Anna Maria Island. Free WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638. ADORABLE GULFFRONT COTTAGE: 100 feet from Gulf. 2BR one large bath. Seasonal rental, three-day minimum. Call for further information, 863-660-3509 or email: mememersh@ aol.com. VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty. com. Suzanne Wilson, broker. ANNUAL: 3BR/1.5BA ground-level duplex in Holmes Beach. Shared laundry. Fenced backyard. Small pet considered. $1,600/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244. ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach, 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Quiet neighborhood, two blocks to Gulf, one block to bay! Carport, room for two vehicles. Updated unit, new oors, fresh paint. Available Oct. 1. $1,200/month. 925-596-0785. 2BR FULLY FURNISHED waterfront townhouse with boat slip, pool, patio, cable, washer and dryer, no pets! $900/month. Available until Jan. 15. Call 941-538-8622. TURN THE PAGE for more Islander rentals... SERVICES Continued SUN MAINTENANCE AND Service: Call Travis and Megan, 941-779-8389, for all your lawn, landscape, and pool service needs. Even free snow removal. 10 years experience. Free estimates, trusting services. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. JUNIORS LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-3016067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www. vangopainting.net. TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077. Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLANDS FINESTMORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Dont leave the Island without taking time to subscribe. Youll get ALL the best news, delivered by the mailman every week. Visit us at 5604B Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach or call 941-778-7978. Online edition: www.islander.orgJUST VISITING PARADISE? 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 Place classified ads online at www.islander.org 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING YOU RELAX ~ WE CLEAN Licensed. Insured. Bonded. JOHN ~ NAN 248.802.7802

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26 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER RENTALS Continued BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL rental: 1BR, granite and stainless-steel kitchen, Gulf in front, bay behind, pool, great location, walk or trolley to all, no pets, no smoking, $1,000/ month, available Oct. 1 or sooner. Call 603969-6840. ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA adorable house, $925/month. 62nd Street West, Bradenton. Carmen Pedota, Big Fish Real Estate, 941284-2598. SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA Ground-level, completely furnished. One house from the Gulf. No pets or smoking. Available January-April. 813-390-0782 or email: HLMSBCHRNTL@aol.com. ANNUAL RENTAL: PINEBAY Forest condo, 2BR/2BA, ground level, Washer and dryer carport, pool. $1,100/month. Available Oct. 1. Call Sato Real Estate Inc. 941-778-7200 or email: monica@satorealestate.com. 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE WITH Gulf Views, pool, screen porches, garage. $1,700/ month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696. ANNUAL: SPACIOUS VILLAGE Green 2BR/2BA, two-car garage on lake. $1,550/ month. 941-356-1456. WWW.ISLANDER.ORG: Useful tools, links, fun stuff and important info News archive, too! I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach SABAL PALMS1BR/1.5 BA Turnkey furnished, updated condo. Close to the CANALFRONT W/POOL island location. Tons of charm. GATED COMMUNITYRare buildable lot in exclusive Harbour Landings Estates. GULFFRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, key furnished, priced to sell at NEW CANALPOOL HOME Absolutely stunning,brand new 3BR/3BA canal front pool home. This beauty was built with an eye for quality and enjoyment of true island living. French doors across the entire back 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few days or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. PERICO BAY CLUB 3/2 VILLAGorgeous & Rarely Available! Must See. $274,900. 941-730-1294 S OLD!ON THE BAY !Lg 2BR/2BA,Dock/Boat Lift Opn Floor Plan, Pool Gorgeous Views! $724,900 Lynn 941-730-1294 GORGEOUS POOLS & STEPS TO BEACH, RENT BOTH SIDES FOR FAMILY RETREA T, PERFECT GET-A-WAY! FEATURED VACATION RENTAL Perico Island, 3/2 condo. Just beautiful! 2-car garage, new a/c and kitchen 2009, stainless appl. new ooring, new paint, move-in condition. $289,000 mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTOR* Understanding Professional DedicatedLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217Investor special, 203 67th St duplex. Close to the beach, new roof and AC. 2/2 and 2/1 with room for pool. $575,000 HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSPopular Herons Watch, 10 min. to beaches. 3BR,2BA. New carpet and interior paint. New AC 2010. $229,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CANALFRONT HOMES WITH POOLS, SEASONAL or VACATION INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 jhrnak@gmail.com RENTALS Continued SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? Check it out. Visit us at www. islander.org. REAL ESTATE PLEASE, CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941778-8104. LONGBOAT KEY: CHARMING New Englandstyle country 2BR/2BA plus of ce or studio. Steps to marina and pool. Private Gulf beach access. Immediate occupancy. $279,500. Owner, 941-383-0285. DISTRESS SALES/BANK foreclosures and xer-uppers. Go to: www.ManateeAreaForeclosures.com for a free list of properties available now. 941-315-1501. REAL ESTATE Continued LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, 55-plus community. Light, bright home, in quiet area. Double carport. Ground-floor condo with beautiful lake view. Association has heated pool, exercise room, tennis and shuf eboard courts and waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only six minutes to the beach. For sale by owner, $230,500. Call Fred, 941-7945011. CONDO FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA. 55-plus community, ground oor, bright villa, with carport in quiet area. Association is beautifully manicured with green grass and many ponds with beautiful birds. Additionally, heated pool, exercise room, tennis and shuf eboard courts, waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only six minutes to the beach. For sale by owner, very reasonable $145,000. Fred, 941-794-5011. FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate. com. 941-400-8735. WOODPARK: BEAUTIFUL 55-plus community, unusually large 1BR/1.5BA. Move-in ready with pride of ownership throughout. Washer, dryer, covered parking, small pets OK. Complex features, outstanding landscaping, clubhouse, pool, very reasonable COA fees. 617-4591889. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org

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THE ISLANDER SEPT. 25, 2013 27 Window Covering SolutionsDesigner Quality Blinds, Shades & ShuttersAuthorized Hunter Douglas DealerResidential/Commercial941-345-4907 4mywindows.com NFL Package 8 TVs $3 PINTS BEST WINGS ON AMISunday 11-10 Monday 3-MNF game end Wed. 11:30-10 Thu,Fri,Sat 11:30-midnightClosed Tuesdays9701 Gulf Drive, AM 941-567-4056 slimsplaceami.com Call 77 8.7978 to get in the game!YOUR AD HERE 941-778-8104EdgewaterRealEstateAMI.com For all your Vacation and Real Estate needs, call 941-778-8104. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Mail or deliver to The Islander ina Driv e, $5O BUCS CONTESTY our f or this w eeks game win y ou Drawing in the ev ent of a tie Rollo v er if theres no winner! (no game/no priz Y Phone $5O PICK THE WINNERS CONTEST The Islander pays to the person with the most prize in person or by ies must be mailed/postmark ered to the newspaper of by y weekly A winner will be drawn from tying entries The of The Islander football judge is ies must be submitted on the published fo rm tries m ust be itten original, not sure to address and phone number ertisers must be listed to be eligib Winner Advertiser A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www.annamariareal.com 6 7 8 9 10 12 11 5 1 2 3 4 13 14 15GET IN THE GAMECONTEST WINNER:___________________________ BUC SCORE WINNER: __________________________ Y PRIZE Capt.Greg Burke941.592.8373Let me help you navigate the island to find that perfect home or condo in PARADISE. 310 PINE AVE, ANNA MARIA PUB & GRUBpresents NFL Football on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wings and ot her Great Game Food and Dr ink s! P U B & G G R R U U U U U U B B B B B B B B B B B B Bears at Lions Steelers at Browns Colts at Jaguars Bengals at Browns Giants at Redskins 601 Sixth Av e. W. Bradenton 941.795-2800PLANET STONEMarble and Granite Countertops Va nities & More Signature PaintingResidential/CommercialTodd Cunningham Licensed/Insured C:941.350.3296Signature.painting2@gmail.com Steelers at Vikings Seahawks at Texans Giants at Chiefs Jets at Titans 941-794-2345 8106 Cortez Road Cortez, Fl.www.foresomesports.com Patriots at Falcons WATCH BANDS, BATTERIES SERVICE/REPAIRS50% OFF All Citizen watches in stock.8102 CORTEZ RD. W. TueFri 10-4, Sat 10-2 941-798-9585 FSU at Boston College BARNETT BLINDS PLANTATION SHUTTERS BLINDS SILHOUETTES & LUMINETT DUETTES MOTORIZATION CUSTOMIZATION INSTALLATION Your window treatment expertsCall Keith Barnett for free in-home design service S TALLATION e t t m e e 25 years on AMI941.778.3526 941.730.0516 Cardinals at Bucs Eagles at Broncos Gators at Kentucky Redskins at RaidersRust stains? No worries! WE CARRY 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Phone 792.9304 M-F 7:30-5 Sat 8-noon PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPPLY Public Welcome Ravens at BillsSeptember Tip: Irrigate only according to plant needs. For more information call (941) 739-7414 Would you like this view at your next event? Book your holiday party, wedding shower, birthday or re tirement party TO DA Y! Cowboys at Chargers GREgG PASZKO, HOLMES BEAChH ROLLOVER

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28 SEPT. 25, 2013 THE ISLANDER 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217David Teitelbaum 941-812-4226 Liz Codola 941-812-3455 6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 419 Pine Ave Anna Maria 34216 1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 Deeded Gulf beach access Beach Celebrations 2103 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-883-4092 1325 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-877-867-8842 2200 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-800-447-7124 1603 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 1-888-686-6716Making Memories Here with Us. Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria Island. Whether a lavish event at one of our or at our new Tortuga Beach Pergola, our Concierge and professional Wedding Plancredit for the total number of reservations T RADEWINDS B EACH R ESORT T ORTUGA B EACH R ESORT The beach is spectacular and the sunsets are amazing.Very romantic. If you want to just relax and forget the world, this is the place to go.1 bd / 1ba $149.000 1 bd / 1ba $189.000 2bd / 2ba $395.000 2bd / 2ba $369.000 $20K+ Income $28K+ Income $53K+ Income $49K+ Income Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Beach Celebrations Sure is hot again!941-778-6444www.BeachBistro.com Surfside Anna Maria IslandTell our bartender it sure is hot and the rst one is on us ...