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Anna Maria Island Privateer Ron "Candy Man" Fisher directs a stand in the final battle of the Pirate Invasion Nov. 2 amid bursts of rain
at the Bradenton Beach Bridge Street-Gulf Drive roundabout. The Privateers and Hernando de Soto Conquistadors battled with swords and
cannons on their way from Anna Maria to Coquina Beach. More Pirate Invasion photos, pages 24-25. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield
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By Rick Catlin
S inm gs Islander Reporter
Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with some
announce- Anna Maria Island, county and state officials
ts. Pages for breakfast Oct. 28 in Bradenton, to hear
about vacation rental problems and for island
/ ~officials to seek his support.
0 (606C Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she and
the other elected officials "talked with him
e: The about the problems of some weekend vacation
'lendar. renters and that because of HB 883, the local
governments have no more control over vaca-
tion properties in residential neighborhoods."
with fishers The mayor said Scott's basic comment
Page 20 was "I'll look into it."
Iife 8& "It was a nice meeting, but not much was
watch decided," she added.
SueLynn said the Republican governor
*e blotter, told the breakfast group, including Bradenton
Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy and Holmes
O *I Beach Mayor Carmel Monti that he wanted
4| ~input from the House and Senate on the
s. Page 22 issue.
2011Scott signed HB 883 into law July 1,
The bill allows a property owner in Florida
to rent his or her home unless restricted by
prior local legislation, that which was enacted
mer lingers before the law went into effect.
r. Page 24 Local rules on rentals were grandfathered
under the statute, but county and municipal
Ld Biz governments are now limited in passing or
Altering restrictions regarding rental proper-
ties in residential areas.
Page 26 While problem rentals have subsided
with enactment of "best rental practices" by
property managers in Anna Maria and Holmes
Page 27 Beach, the cities continue to lobby for repeal.
See related story, page 2.
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More, page 3.
Rod & Reel Pier
By Rick Catlin
Repairs to the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N.
Shore Drive, Anna Maria, following the Sept.
30 fire in the restaurant apparently will result
in a nearly new restaurant, according to man-
ager Dave Cochran.
The smoldering fire started inside the
kitchen because of long- term heat buildup.
Smoke, fire and water caused considerable
Mario Schoenfelder, who owns the Rod &
Reel Pier, said work would continue "as fast
as possible" now that insurance adjusters have
assessed the damage.
The repairs must meet the new Florida
Building Code, according to Anna Maria
building official Bob Welch.
"It's probably going to look almost brand
new when finished," Welch said.
Welch has to approve the work before the
restaurant and pier can reopen.
For now, many of the pier's employees
are receiving help with their rent and utility
bills and food from All Island Denominations
and the AID-supported Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church Food Bank.
See related story, page 3.
The Islander newspaper will host a cer-
emony honoring military veterans 8:30-9:30
a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, at Holmes Beach City
Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, a national holi-
An honor guard from the American Legion
Kirby Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton will pres-
ent the colors and the salute. Entertainer Mike
Sales will lead the audience in singing patriotic
Several veterans will offer remarks.
Reporter Rick Catlin, a veteran of the Vietnam
War who has written the Greatest Generation
and Forgotten Generation columns for The
Islander, will speak briefly.
Korean War veteran Gene Ciliberti of
Holmes Beach will provide remembrances of
his service in the U.S. Marines.
Coffee will be served courtesy of the Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public
Beach. Pastries will be provided by the news-
The annual event began in 2005, and the
newspaper has been honored for community
service by the Florida Press Association in its
efforts to recognize veterans.
The Greatest Generation and Forgotten
Generation columns began publishing in The
Islander in 2003.
The event this year is co-sponsored by the
Holmes Beach Police Department, with help
staging the event provided by the city public
Everyone, including U.S. veterans of
all wars and U.S. allies and families, is wel-
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Bill to repeal state rental restriction heads to Tallahassee
By Rick Catlin
Island municipalities that find controls of vacation
rentals limited by the state might be headed back to the
Under legislation proposed in late October by
state Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, House Bill
883 would be repealed, allowing local governments to
impose restrictions on vacation rentals in residential
Thrasher, who is chair of the Senate Rules Commit-
tee, proposed repealing what is commonly called HB
883, which was passed by the legislature in 2011.
The bill assured Florida property owners could
rent their home, and limited local governments from
enacting new ordinances to govern residential rentals.
Those regulations that existed on July 1, 2011, remained
enforceable, but no new regulations were allowed and
any further limits were cause for losing existing regula-
The repeal would allow local governments to have
control over vacation rentals, according to a spokesperson
in Thrasher's St. Augustine office who said he was not
allowed to provide his name.
But Anna Maria Island governments shouldn't get
their hopes up that the Legislature will act quickly when
its March 2014 session begins.
"This is only phase one, the first step in a long pro-
cess," Thrasher's representative said.
"It's now in draft form and has to go to committee,
then return to the Senate. If the Senate approves it, the bill
then goes to the house for the same process," he said.
State Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, is proposing a
similar bill in the house.
The two bills may eventually be merged.
While some residents and elected officials on Anna
Maria Island have bemoaned the ramifications of HB
883 on neighborhoods, Thrasher decided to bring his bill
forward after listening to a litany of complaints from
the public at a legislative delegation meeting in Daytona
Beach in mid-October.
The city of Anna Maria hopes to enact vacation rental
regulations if House Bill 883 is repealed. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Thrasher said he heard stories from residents living
adjacent to what are being called "party rentals."
One constituent told Thrasher that an unintended
consequence of HB 883 was that too many people rent
and stay in one vacation home at the same time. Local
governments were powerless to regulate the overuse.
Jan Cullihane of Ocean Hammock said at that meet-
ing that she lives adjacent to a house that has been rented
on weekends with sometimes up to 28 people in the house
at one time.
"If this is happening, it is something we in the leg-
islature have to look at," Thrasher told Cullihane.
Cullihane said she and other Ocean Hammock resi-
dents were not against renters who rented and abided by
"Are we against renters? No," Cullihane told
What she and others are against is investors build-
ing mini-hotels. She said one investor owns 16 vacation
rental condominiums in her community and there is no
ordinance to limit occupancy.
Thrasher said he raised the issue of looking at the
unintended consequences of HB 883 and finding a solu-
tion at last year's legislative session, but the effort did
not take off.
"I really think we made a mistake when we passed
this law," Thrasher said. "I'm going to look into changing
But Steve Milo, owner of Vacation Rental Properties
in Volusia County, weighed in on the other side of the
issue. Out-of-state property owners also have rights, he
said. "We are willing and ready to come to mediation."
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn was pleased to hear
Thrasher proposed a repeal bill.
The city fielded some complaints in the past about
loud parties and vacation homes that advertise accommo-
dations for 20-plus people. But cooperation with property
managers and the implementation of "best rental prac-
tices," including instructions for renters, has stemmed all
but a few complaints and no citations have been issued
since the policy took effect.
The city has no ordinance, however, controlling the
number of bedrooms in a residence or the number of
people allowed to occupy a vacation rental home, Sue-
"I don't know all the particulars and I want to look at
those," the mayor said of Thrasher's repeal. "But at least
it's a start toward a compromise solution."
She added she thought Thrasher would only seek
to repeal section 7(b) of the bill, which took away the
local government's ability to legislate vacation rentals
in residential areas.
"But HB 883 was an egregious taking of our home
rule," the mayor said.
Thrasher agreed, noting the bill was passed at a time
when the economy was down and it "sounded like the
fair thing to do."
SueLynn said she would survey city businesses to
determine the economic impact of weekend renters who
come from Tampa and Lakeland for just a few days.
"I want to know if they patronize local businesses,
or just bring \ i living with them," she said.
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Anna Maria's Sellito named MCSO Deputy of the Month
By Rick Catlin
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Gary Sell-
ito of the Anna Maria substation received the agency's
Deputy of the Month award for September for his actions
at the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, when a
smoldering electrical fire was discovered in the kitchen
just before 8:30 a.m. Sept. 30.
Sellito was on patrol at the pier as part of his morning
According to the citation from Sheriff Brad Steube, a
kitchen employee showed Sellito where smoke was emit-
ting from an opening in the ceiling of the restaurant.
"He immediately recognized the gravity of the situa-
tion as the old pier and restaurant are constructed of well-
weathered wood which could easily erupt into a major
fire from a single flame," the citation reads.
Sellito ordered the pier evacuated and contacted West
Manatee Fire Rescue.
While smoke poured from the first floor ceiling, Sell-
ito found the main electrical panel and shut off electricity
to the pier.
After ensuring all personnel were off the pier, Sellito
left, only to return a few moments later when he remem-
bered the gas line to the restaurant remained on.
While Sellito was attempting to locate the gas valve
inside the burning building, WMFR firefighters arrived
and secured the gas valve.
RENTALS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
"And I applaud Thrasher's effort," the mayor said.
Help from the Florida Legislature to return control
of vacation rentals in residential zones to local govern-
ments is better than Anna Maria filing a court action for a
judicial review to see if its hotel/motel ordinance governs
home rentals, the mayor said.
The commission rejected that action in a 3-2 vote
SueLynn said she is not concerned with the majority
of vacation renters who just want a quiet, peaceful vaca-
tion in Anna Maria.
"Deputy Sellito's quick actions this day were an out-
standing example of self-sacrifice in the face of imminent
danger. His actions potentially saved lives and undoubt-
edly led to minimizing the damage caused by the fire,"
the citation reads.
MCSO Sgt. Paul Davis, who heads the substation,
said Sellito's actions reflect "greatly on Gary and the
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ing of his actions at the restaurant. Davis said each month
a large number of recommendations for Deputy of the
Month are received by the MCSO awards committee.
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for 22 years, he said. This is his first MCSO Deputy of
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4 0 NOV. 6, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria Island voters head to polls in 3 cities
Anna Maria voters were headed to the Roser Memo-
rial Community Church polling station at 512 Pine Ave.
Nov. 5, to elect three commissioners from four candidates
in the race. There were 1,302 city voters as of the Oct. 7
registration deadline for this election.
Holmes Beach has 3,289 registered voters in two
precincts and all will vote in the municipal election at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive.
The polling station in Bradenton Beach for the city's
911 voters has changed for the Nov. 5 municipal election
from previous elections to the Annie Silver Community
Center, 102 23rd Ave.
Voters were heading to the polls as the Nov. 6 edition
of The Islander was being distributed Nov. 5, in advance
of the dateline.
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach voters faced
choices from among five candidates seeking three seats
in Holmes Beach, and two candidates each running for
mayor and commissioner in Bradenton Beach.
The Holmes Beach commission candidates are
incumbents Jean Peelen, Pat Morton and David Zacca-
gnino, along with political newcomers C. Melissa Wil-
liams and Carol Soustek. The top three vote-getters will
In Bradenton Beach, former city commissioner Bill
Shearon is challenging incumbent John Shaughnessy for
mayor, while former Commissioner Janie Robertson and
incumbent Commissioner Ric Gatehouse face off for the
Ward 3 commission seat.
The four commission candidates in Anna Maria are
incumbent Dale Woodland, newly appointed Doug Cope-
land, and political newcomers Carol Carter and Mike
Voters in Anna Maria are tasked with filling three
seats from among the four candidates. The top three vote-
getters will take office for two years.
Also being decided in Anna Maria is a charter amend-
ment that defines how a mayor is selected in the event
the office becomes vacant. The amendment also defines
how a vacant seat on the commission is filled.
The Anna Maria organizational meeting and swear-
ing-in ceremony for the new commission will be at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
A representative at the Manatee County Supervisor
of Elections office said a 30-35 percent turnout of voters
Anna Maria City
Nov. 13, 6p.m., EEEC.
Nov. 14, 6 p.m., new officials swearing-in cere-
Nov. 21, 6 p.m., city commission. TENTATIVE.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
Nov. 7, 1 p.m., pier team.
Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP.
Nov. 7, 7 p.m., city commission.
Nov. 12, 9 a.m., parking workshop.
Nov. 13, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.
Nov. 18, 1 p.m., new officials swearing-in cere-
Nov. 21, noon, pier team.
Nov. 21, 1 p.m., city commission.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
Nov. 6, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.
Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m., traffic committee.
Nov. 18, 9 a.m., new officials swearing-in cere-
Nov. 19, 11 a.m., city center committee.
Nov. 19, 7 p.m., city commission.
in an odd-year election would be a good figure.
Full results of the three city elections will be posted
in The Islander's online edition as they become available
- after polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Online at www.islander.org in advance of the polls
closing are biographical stories on each of the candi-
dates in the three municipal elections and The Islander's
Know before you go to the poll.
Nov. 21, 7 p.m., city commission.
Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m., traffic committee.
Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m., traffic committee.
Nov. 26, 7 p.m., city commission.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-
Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m., commission work session,
"How Will We Grow" implementation.
Nov. 19, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
No meetings scheduled.
Administrative office, 6417 ThirdAve. W., Bradenton,
Nov. 20,2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Nov. 28, Thanksgiving. Government offices gener-
ally will be closed Nov. 28-29.
Dec. 25, Christmas. Most government offices will
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8-month repair project planned for Cortez Bridge
By Rick Catlin
Call it emergency surgery to save a dying bridge.
The Florida Department of Transportation will begin
an eight-month repair project to the Cortez Bridge start-
ing in April 2014 in the week following Easter, DOT
representative Robin Stublen said.
Stublen called the project a "stopgap" measure to
keep the bridge operating at a safe level while the DOT
considers options including a replacement bridge or
a major overhaul.
He said the DOT funded the repair project, estimated
to cost $4 million, while a project development and envi-
ronmental study is ongoing on the bridge's future.
"We had to do something now while the long-term
solution is being studied," he said.
April was selected to begin the repairs as it is con-
sidered the end of the high tourist season on Anna Maria
Island. Stublen said the DOT hopes to complete the proj-
ect by early January 2015, before the next island tourist
season peaks, Stublen said.
"There are incentives in the contract to finish on time
or early, and penalties for delays," he said.
The project leader is DOT engineer Jim Jacobsen.
Jacobsen said saltwater corrosion has "been extremely
aggressive" and has deteriorated a large portion of the
Bradenton Beach city clerk to tender resignation
By Mark Young
For reasons yet to be declared, longtime Bradenton
Beach city clerk Nora Idso is expected this week to go on
paid administrative leave for six months, at which time
her resignation will take effect.
Commissioners scheduled an Oct. 24 discussion
about Idso's termination agreement, but rescheduled the
matter as an agenda item at the Nov. 7 city commission
meeting. She started working for the city 15 years ago.
According to language in the agreement, extenuating
circumstances surrounding Idso's "personal and medical
needs and the performance of her job duties and respon-
sibilities have anticipated the need to transition the role
of city clerk to another individual."
According to a letter dated Oct. 24 from Mayor John
Shaughnessy, assistant city clerk Karen Cervetto has been
asked to serve as temporary city clerk.
Cervetto stepped in to run the daily operations of the
clerk's office as recently as August, when Idso was off
work for an extended period.
According to the terms of the offer, Idso's admin-
istrative leave becomes effective Oct. 21 and continues
until April 30, 2014, at which time Idso will resign.
Idso's insurance will remain active for 90 days after
the termination agreement is signed with an option to
extend the coverage.
In exchange, Idso would agree to continue to pro-
vide assistance to the city as needed, and as she is physi-
cally able. She also would agree to waive any future
legal claims against the city.
While the agreement does not reflect the reasons
for Idso's placement on paid administrative leave and
eventual resignation, the non-admission liability clause
of the agreement states that her continuation of benefit
payments by the city "shall not constitute an admission
of any liability to employee or be construed as evidence
that the city has engaged in wrongdoing."
Should Idso sign the agreement, she retains the right
to revoke the agreement within seven days.
The agreement states that the city and Idso worked
together for more than a year to address requirements of
the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act.
It further states that Idso agrees that it is "in her best
interest to resign from further employment with the city
at the conclusion of the administrative leave."
Idso has been absent off and on for health reasons
for some time, and at one point, had worked from home
for an extended period of time.
Commissioners will consider the agreement at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf
concrete parts of the bridge.
Just about every concrete part of the bridge will be
worked on, he said. Repairs to the bascule and electrical
parts of the span also are scheduled, he said.
There will be some lane closures at night, and a
fli.-,_Iiii-,_ operation will keep one lane open for motorists
during lane closures, according to Jacobsen.
"This will extend the life of the bridge another 10
years while we and the public decide on the long-term
future of the bridge," he said.
Jacobsen said the contract would be put up for bid
in mid-January and the contractor selected by early Feb-
ruary. He anticipates about five to 10 companies may
The Florida Department of Transportation will begin
a $4 million maintenance project on the Cortez Bridge
next April. Islander File Photo
The Florida Department of Transportation will
conduct a bridge maintenance project on the Cortez
Bridge 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 7. A fl,*;in _-
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Thanks to you
It was 22 years ago and 1,092 editions of The
Islander since this newspaper adventure began.
Seems like yesterday is appropriate, although many
deadlines have passed, many stories, fire calls, emer-
gencies, weddings, births, obituaries, soccer games, fish
tales and all manor of life's events have been reported.
So many photos taken. So many great people have
passed through the doors and shared their lives. So
many kids have grown up from our little school by the
bay to college and are raising families.
Time passes quickly when you're having fun.
I've sometimes related my love for this job to some-
thing I experienced as a young kid. While I wasn't much
for sports, somehow I liked baseball.
I remember thinking in grade school that profes-
sional baseball players have the best job in the world.
After all, they play a game for a living. They're admired
by fans and it's a good living. Baseball has rewards.
Well, I wasn't suited for a baseball career. Instead, I
worked in a university office and in the office of a small
aviation airport. I worked as a buyer for a company
that built and operated high-rise hotels before I came to
work at a top-rated boutique hotel on Longboat Key.
But as things worked out, I took a detour into
advertising and publishing. It came to be 1992 and
my advertising business, MacBonner, was thriving
when I learned the island newspaper was merging into
a regional weekly, and soon there would be no news
about Anna Maria Island.
And I thought, I could do that ... start a community
newspaper for Anna Maria Island.
And so, by pulling together friends "in the busi-
ness," we did. We published the first edition on Nov.
There was help from Joy Courtney, Paul Roat, Bob
Ardren, June Alder, Jon Kent, Jan Barnes, Joe Hutchin-
son and a long list of others. We formed a great team.
And there I found my game.
Now, 22 years later, it's still playing out. One week
at a time. As good to me as any home run on a diamond
in a ball park.
But we couldn't stay in this game without you. It
takes a community. Being a strong newspaper requires
building good partnerships and there's no better com-
munity in which to do that than Anna Maria Island.
We aim for a home run every turn at bat.
We appreciate hearing the occasional applause.
Thank you sincerely for reading The
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The continuing adventure of a newspaper
Embarking on an adventure in another state or
another country is an exciting time.
You find yourself waking up in the night in the days
before your departure with anticipation of the exploits
So it was 22 years ago with the launch of The
Islander newspaper by a band of friends and associ-
ates, who, facing the demise of the existing local "rag,"
set out to fill the void for newslovers and the curious on
Anna Maria Island.
It began almost overnight in a small office in
Holmes Beach as the Islander Bystander. In fact, from
concept to reality, the first edition Nov. 25, 1992, took
only a week. It had to, as the existing paper was being
absorbed that same week into a regional publication that
offered NO NEWS about Anna Maria Island.
A core group of people you can laugh, but it was
three people spread out across Anna Maria Island
to visit anyone and everyone they knew in business to
collect advertising. Another core group gathered news,
and one person offered to stop in the "cop shops," as
we called them, and uncovered a theft had occurred at
a church and a suspect's sketch.
Giddy-up. We suddenly had a cover story and
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graphic for our first edition.
We called friends and business associates to start
up a classified ad column. Found a printer. Arranged a
home delivery crew. And we gave it a name Islander
Bystander, borrowed from a John D. MacDonald novel
- not knowing if someone owned "The Islander."
This week, the publication, which evolved com-
fortably into The Islander masthead after about seven
years, begins volume 22, issue No. 1.
Some days it seems little has changed. Other days,
you might think you're on a different planet.
Recently, the office moved to a brighter, more
visible space on Marina Drive across from the Island
Library. It seems a fitting location, and the timing was
suited to the future of newspapers.
We believe the future of community newspapers
is solid. We offer news the dailies, TV and radio have
no time or space for, and we do it with heart.
But the real future, the real change, will be how
the information is presented, and that includes embrac-
ing the internet and all that social media has to offer.
We want to be a driving force for the future of journal-
ism and communications on AMI.
Which brings us to now. Back to the future. More
than three years ago, we were invited to take part in a
digital newspaper library pilot project with the Uni-
versity of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
We started by sending all the electronically pro-
duced copies of the newspaper to library technicians,
who then included The Islander newspaper editions
- from 2005 and forward in the library database.
Next, we donated our collection of printed news-
papers covering the beginning, 1992, up to the elec-
tronic era of 2005. It took a few years, but it's all on
the UofF digital library site now, all searchable by key
word, name or date.
That prompted us to reduce our storage of dead
newspapers what we newspapers call a "morgue."
The next step in our quest to be the "best" news on
Anna Maria Island is a digital photo library. By next
year at this time or slightly later, The Islander will
become part of the official state of Florida archive -
our collection of news photos dating back to 1992 will
be featured on our own page within the state archives,
found at Floridamemory.com.
Soon enough, you'll be able to find archived
photos going back to the first editions of The Islander
preserved on the state's website.
As for now, there's 21 years, 52 weeks a year,
cover to back, the complete collection of The Islander,
You'll find The Islander at the UofF library among
the digital stacks, now and into the future. Weekly.
Look online at www.islander.org for the 1992first edi-
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Headlines from Nov. 5, 2003
Attorney Richard Groff of the law firm of Dye,
Dietrich Prather and Petruff of Bradenton wrote to
Genie Salter, president of the Island Middle School
board, saying he had been retained by ousted IMS
executive director Gary Hughes to seek a settlement to
Hughes' Oct. 27 dismissal. In his letter, Groff requested
the school reinstate Hughes and provide back pay or
face a possible lawsuit.
Bradenton Beach voters returned Mayor John
Chappie to office in the Nov. 4 elections, while Lisa
Marie Phillips, John Shaughnessy and Pete Barreda cap-
tured commission seats. In Holmes Beach, longtime
Commissioner Pat Geyer was defeated by newcomer
Pat Morton. Incumbent commissioners Rich Bohnen-
berger and Don Maloney were re-elected. Anna Mafia
elected Dale Woodland, Carol Ann Magill and John
Quam to its commission.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion said it would issue a dredging permit to the owners
of Perico Harbor Marina on Perico Island. The permit
would allow dredging of 3.14 acres of sea bottom to
accommodate deep-draft boats and installation of float-
ing docks and 225 wet slips. The environmental group
ManaSota-88 protested the dredging application.
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Chamber exec: People angry over negative tourism tone
By Mark Young
Sometimes the truth hurts.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce executive
director Mary Ann Brockman says the recent wave of
negative talk about tourism has visitors angry.
Brockman attended an Oct. 28 congestion commit-
tee meeting in Holmes Beach and when asked what the
recent trend in tourism is, Brockman fired back a question
of her own.
S: "Do you want the truth?" she
."" \ asked.
fi Brockman said visitors to the island
are well aware of the negative tone
SIt public officials have taken in recent
"is months toward tourism.
Brockman "A lot of Europeans are extremely
angry about the talk that they don't
want tourists here," said Brockman. "They say they will
take their dollars elsewhere. A lot of people in Bradenton
also are angry."
Brockman said she receives phone calls from Mana-
tee County residents who ask her, "Do you think you are
so special out there? You can't even get to the mainland
without coming into Bradenton first."
She said a "really bad" spin has been placed on the
island and she is receiving a lot of calls from people who
want to remind island officials that the beaches belong to
Manatee County. They pay county taxes and the beaches
are just as much theirs, Brockman said.
Blaming "daytrippers" has alienated some mainland
residents, as was evident in a recent protest on the Palma
Sola Causeway where Bradenton residents sold "daytrip-
per" bumper stickers.
Island officials have used that term, particularly in
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, while addressing sub-
jects that are tourist-related, however, the term "daytrip-
per" was coined long ago and was not created in a nega-
The term "daytripper" is used in books about the his-
tory of Anna Maria Island that defined those who lived
Political advertisement paid for and approved by
C. Melissa Williams for Holmes Beach City Commissioner
close to the island and who would come for a day at the
beach or for a meal at one of the early lodging facili-
Easing traffic congestion, parking and infrastruc-
ture concerns have been a primary point of discussion
islandwide. Whether it has been an attack on tourists
and daytrippers is speculative, but Brockman said that
doesn't matter once perception becomes someone's real-
"So I'm trying to combat that," she said.
Public officials have stemmed the use of "daytrip-
pers," and Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti asked his
commission to no longer use the term.
Brockman said avoiding the term with a negative
tone has helped.
She doesn't believe the recent headlines of island
officials trying to address the impact of tourism will hurt
the coming tourist season, which typically begins in late
She's not so sure about the future, however, "because
it's all picked up by the media and it goes viral. In the
years to come, I think it will have an impact on tour-
Committee member Bob Johnson wanted to know if
tourism appeared to be growing "before the fire storm in
the local papers."
Brockman said the overwhelming majority of
responses from visitors have been positive, but some have
complained about the bathrooms at the Manatee Public
Beach in Holmes Beach, which visitors say, "are a little
She said the bathrooms at Coquina Beach in Braden-
ton Beach get a better response.
The committee asked if Brockman understood the
frustration of some residents.
"We can't be knocking the tourists," said Brockman.
"That's our dollar. It keeps businesses alive. It's the tour-
ists that drive our economy. We don't have anm fiingw else.
We don't have commerce here."
Brockman said that as a resident, of course, she wants
to see residents happy, but she blames the increase in
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rental homes as the problem.
When asked if she would define the recent concerns
about tourism as an explosive or gradual increase, Brock-
man said she would define it as gradual.
"We get a lot of good publicity because we are the
laid-back island and we want to stay that way," she said.
"We don't want to be Longboat Key or Siesta Key. We
want to be Anna Maria, but change is going to happen.
It's more important in what you do with it."
Brockman said she is seeing more young families
beginning to come to the island, especially Europeans,
who stay for a week to recharge and relax before continu-
ing their vacations somewhere more fast paced.
Brockman was critical of recent proposals of paid
parking at the Manatee Public Beach.
Brockman said Manatee County residents are telling
her they already pay taxes for the beach and shouldn't
have to pay to park there.
She was reminded that the paid parking proposal
didn't come from the congestion committee, but Holmes
Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer, a committee member,
defended the proposal.
"People here pay taxes, but when they go downtown,
they have to pay for parking and sales tax," said Toka-
Brockman said it wasn't the same thing, but Tokajer
said it was.
"You are paying for convenience to be close to down-
town Bradenton," said Tokajer. "It's the same reason for
the u'i,.',.,itiii here. You can pay for the convenience or,
if you don't want to pay, then that's the reason we are
trying for the park-and-fide spots."
Brockman said she wished she had the solution, but
Committee chair Carol Soustek said everyone is
working together for the benefit of all.
"We want the trip to be better for them, too," said
Soustek. "We don't want them stuck in endless traffic
either. So we want their trip to be good and we want our
residents not to feel overwhelmed. That's the purpose of
all of this."
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HB committee member calls out political motives
By Mark Young
Meeting twice a month, the Holmes Beach Island
Congestion committee appeared to be making some
headway toward its goal of providing _.to ii,,n, and
recommendations on traffic and parking issues.
However, one member doesn't believe the committee
is doing enough.
Committee member Bob Johnson sent an email
dated Oct. 30 questioning the committee's validity and
challenging its leadership. The committee is chaired by
Holmes Beach commissioner candidate Carol Soustek.
The email was sent after an Oct. 28 committee meet-
ing that was largely devoted to public comment, in partic-
ular, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce executive
director Mary Ann Brockman, who was invited to speak
on the state of tourism by Soustek.
"The conduct of this committee's last meeting of
Oct. 28 should cause all of us, as members, to question
where we are going and how can we get there from here,"
Johnson said Brockman "came totally unprepared to
provide any meaningful input to the committee."
He went on to cite what the committee did get
accomplished, which was discussing a proposed park-
In an Oct. 23 article concerning the homestead
exemptions listed on the Manatee County Property
Appraiser's website for Holmes Beach Commissioner
Marvin Grossman, The Islander stated:
Grossman's off-island rental property, as it turned
out, was purchased while homesteaded by its previous
owner, which automatically continues on the property
record until the end of the year.
The transition, however, to the island property
where Grossman resides, was missing. That property
in Holmes Beach is in the ownership of the Jane A.
Grossman Trust, Marvin Grossman's wife. It is prop-
ing agreement with local churches and businesses that
might participate in the committee's vision of opening
offsite parking lots to handle beach over-flow parking.
Johnson then wrote that the remainder of the meet-
ing was re-dedicated to public comment, at which time,
"The meeting was then declared adjourned by the chair
without any input from the committee."
Johnson said the meeting ended without a review of
the "limited actions that came out of the meeting."
He called for more action from the committee and,
a change in leadership.
"The current chair is well-intentioned, but does not
demonstrate the knowledge, experience or leadership
capabilities required of the position," Johnson wrote. "A
new chair should be found."
Soustek said if it was the will of the committee, she
would step aside.
"Bob is an asset to this committee and works very
hard," Soustek said. "He's the kind of person that wants
things done now but, unfortunately, this is a process that
takes time. Mostly because we have to wait on other
people to give us the information we need."
Soustek said she is proud of the progress the commit-
tee is making and that good ideas have been moved for-
ward thanks "to a number of greatly talented people."
More congestion committee news can be found online
to hold hearing
Manatee County's state legislative delegate will
hold its annual pre-session hearing Wednesday, Dec.
4, at 9 a.m. at the University South Florida Sarasota-
The program, scheduled to last until noon, will
take place in the Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami
For more information or to schedule testimony,
call state Rep. Jim Boyd's office at 941-708-4968.
The deadline to request time on the agenda or to
submit materials for the hearing is 4 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 21. Information must be received by that time at
Boyd's legislative office, 717 Manatee Ave. W., No.
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Chief Bill Tokajer. They quickly
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Monday, Nov. 11,
at Holmes Beach
City Hall, 5801
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colors and the
salute. Below, a
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The Islander newspaper will hold a ceremony hon-
oring military veterans 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Veterans Day,
Monday, Nov. 11, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
An honor guard from the American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton will present the colors and
Several veterans will offer remarks. Rick Catlin, who
has written the Greatest Generation and Forgotten Gen-
eration columns for The Islander, will speak briefly.
Korean War veteran Gene Ciliberti of Holmes Beach
also will provide comments.
Coffee will be served courtesy of the Anna Maria
Island Beach Cafe at the Manatee Public Beach. Break-
fast pastries will be provided by the newspaper.
The annual event began in 2005, and the newspaper
has received a Florida Press Association award for com-
munity service for its efforts to recognize veterans.
The Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation
columns began publishing in The Islander in 2003.
The event this year is co-sponsored by the Holmes
Beach Police Department, with help setting up tables and
chairs provided by public works.
For information, call The Islander at 941-778-7978.
Rotary club to meet Nov. 12
The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island will hear from
member and past district governor Steve Schlueter on the
topic of the Rotary Foundation during the lunch program
Tuesday, Nov. 12.
The meeting will take place at noon at the Bridge
Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
Schlueter serves as the district chair of the founda-
tion, described in a news release as the world's oldest
community philanthropic organization.
For more information, call Dantia Gould at 941-778-
Bridge Street Market
to open for season
The Bridge Street Market returns this month and
continues through spring on Sundays in the grassy lot at
107 Bridge St. in Bradenton Beach.
The market will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday,
beginning Nov. 10 and ending April 27.
The market has been operating for five years and has
been "extremely successful in bringing more business to
Bridge Street and increasing exposure for the participat-
ing vendors," said a news release.
Organizers hope to expand the market this year,
introducing new vendors "each week, keeping the items
fresh and interesting."
The nonprofit Bridge Street Merchants presents the
market, as well as raises money for local charities, boosts
business on Bridge Street and sponsors other events,
including the Real Florida Fest Beach to Bay Expo,
the Bridge Street Memorial Day Festival and an annual
Christmas on Bridge Street.
For more information about the merchants or the
market, go online to www.bridgestreetmerchants.com or
contact Melissa Enders at 215-906-0668.
Chapel hosts tribute to vets
The Longboat Island Chapel will host a tribute to
military veterans at 10 a.m. Veterans Day, Monday, Nov.
The program at the chapel, 6200 Gulf Of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key will include a talk by the Rev. Vin-
cent W. Carroll, retired from the U.S. Navy, about his
experiences in Vietnam, Panama and Bosnia.
A lunch will take place after the program.
Tickets are $10.
For more information or reservations, call the church
office at 941-383-6491.
Library sets month's schedule
The Island Library programs in November include:
10 a.m., Fridays, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, Forty Carrots
for infants and young children.
10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 and Nov. 26,
1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, Gulf Coast Writers
6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, Mana-Tweens Book
2 p.m., Thursdays, Nov. 7 and Nov. 21, knitting
2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8,Alzheimer's Caregivers Sup-
10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, origami club.
2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, Celebrating the Holi-
days forum with Sue Fox of the Alzheimer's Associa-
2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, "Early Footprints Along
Tampa Bay," a lecture by James Schnur, part of the Viva
Florida 500 program.
11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, mindful breathing medi-
1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, time capsule crafts, part
of the Viva Florida 500 program.
2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, "Florida's First People"
lecture presented by the Lifelong Learning Academy.
6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, Mana-Tween Culture
10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, book club meeting.
The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
For more information, call 941-778-6341.
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The first annual Pussycat Festival will take place Sat-
urday, Nov. 9, to raise money for the Gulf Sih.. Animal
League, with Sophie B. Hawkins as the headliner.
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Island Players perform
The Island Players will present a benefit performance
of "Over the River and Through the Woods" to support
the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra.
The performance of the comedy will take place at 8
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Island Players theater, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
General admission tickets are $20.
For ticketing or more information on the event, call
Nancy Ambrose at 941-799-2181.
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Center offers fitness classes
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is reg-
istering participants for tai chi, conditioning and yoga
The tai chi class meets Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at
the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
A fall session continues through Nov. 17.
A winter session will begin Jan. 9.
The center also hosts total body conditioning classes
at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday through July and yoga
classes at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Monday and Fridays.
For more information, including fees, call the center
Chorus serves spaghetti, song
The Magic of Manatee Sweet Adeline Chorus is serv-
ing up spaghetti and meatballs and songs Saturday, Nov.
9, at Bradenton Christian Reformed Church, 4208 26th
St. W., Bradenton.
Seating will begin at 5 p.m.
The evening will include dinner and dessert and the
four- part a cappela harmonies provided by the chorus.
Tickets are $8.
For more information, call 941-779-1416 or go
online to www.magicofmanatee.com.
Garden club to hold plant sale
Looking to grow the garden or green the patio?
The popular plant sale presented each year by the
Anna Maria Garden Club will take place 9-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13.
The sale will be at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, where the club also
meets on a monthly basis.
For more information, call publicist Mary Manion at
Pussycat fest benefits
Meow! Sophie B. Hawkins will headline the first
annual Pussycat Festival Saturday, Nov. 9, to raise money
for the Gulf Shore Animal League.
GSAL is a volunteer-driven nonprofit that provides
services to care for the area's free-roaming and feral
"We're delighted that an animal advocate of Sophie
B. Hawkins' caliber agreed to headline our event,"
Audrey Garrison, executive director of GSAL, said in
a news release. "We're honored that she is supporting
the lifesaving, community-enhancing work that GSAL
Hawkins had hits with "Damn I Wish I Was Your
Lover" and "As I Lay Me Down" and was nominated
for a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1993.
She left Sony Music in 1999 to pursue an indepen-
dent career and is currently involved in a play based on
the life of Janis Joplin.
Others set to perform at the Pussycat Festival include
Twinkle Schascle Yochim and Kristy Lee.
GSAL, in the news release, said it is a partner in
Manatee County's pursuit of becoming a "No-Kill" com-
munity. GSAL's focus is on controlling feral cat popula-
tions through "trap-neuter-return."
The festival will take place 4-9 p.m. at the Tarpon
Pointe Tiki Bar & Grill, 801 Riverside Drive E., Braden-
Admission will cost $20. For more information, go
online to pussycatfestival.eventbrite.com or call Christine
Hawes at 941-780-3046.
Men of Anna Maria Island Calendar for 2014 to benefit
ocean conservation is on sale in local stores.
Island calendar to benefit
Already making plans for the first of the new year?
The first annual "Men of Anna Maria Island Calendar for
2014" to benefit ocean conservation is available.
The calendar features "some familiar faces of
local businessmen, photographed against the beautiful
backdrop of Anna Maria Island," according to a news
Sales will benefit BLUEMiND: The Mind + Ocean
Initiative. Scientist-activist Wallace "J" Nichols' BLUE-
MiND links neuroscience with nature in new ways,
resulting in a new field, neuroconservation.
The calendars can be found at Anna Maria busi-
nesses, including The Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring
Ave.; Ginny's & Jane E's at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf
Drive; and The Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315 Pine
Aging resource helps
with Medicare choices
The West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging,
in partnership with Island Library, will host a forum on
Medicare enrollment 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
Specialists will be available to meet by appoint-
ment only with people seeking counseling on
Volunteers with Serving Health Insurance Needs
of Elders, a program sponsored by the Florida Depart-
ment of Elder Affairs, also are available at 800-963-
5337. That also is the telephone number people can call
to arrange an appointment for the library program.
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rain barrels, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Braden-
ton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.
5-8 p.m. -ArtsHop Gallery Walk, multiple venues, Anna Maria
Island. Information: www.culturalconnections.info.
5:41 p.m. Official sunset time.
8 p.m. -ArtsHop presentation, Island Players performance
of "Guilty Conscience," 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies.
Saturday, Nov. 9
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden arts and
Crafts Show, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
11 a.m.-2 p.m. -ArtsHop/Anna Maria Island Historical Society
luncheon, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-
4:30 p.m.--Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Sym-
phony in the Sand with the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and
Orchestra, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Informa-
5:41 p.m. Official sunset time.
7 p.m. -ArtsHop/Mike Sales' Dance on the Beach, Anna Maria
Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-0784.
Sunday, Nov. 10
10 a.m.-4 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden arts and
Crafts Show, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
11 a.m. -ArtsHop/Anna Maria Island Art League children's
program, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
2 p.m. -ArtsHop presentation, Island Players performance
of "Guilty Conscience," 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies.
5:40 Official sunset time.
Florida Maritime Museum hosts fest,
screens movie on Nov. 9
Pass the popcorn Cue the movie.
Cortez's Florida Maritime Museum will offer free popcorn and
screen "The Black Pirate," a silent film first viewed in 1926, during
the annual Boatyard Bash.
The bash will take place noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, on the
museum grounds, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.
A news release from the county-operated museum promises live
music, food and beverage vendors, educational booths, museum tours,
paddleboard building and the evening screening of a silent movie, "The
For more information, call the museum at 941-708-6120
Monday, Nov. 11
Today is Veterans Day.
8:30 a.m. Islander Veterans Tribute, Veterans Memorial at
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Coffee
and Danish before the program. Information: 941-778-7978.
5:39 p.m. Official sunset time.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Noon Rotary Club ofAnna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street
Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach Information: 941-794-
5:39 p.m. Official sunset time.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
9-11:30 a.m. -Anna Maria Garden Club Plant Sale, Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 PineAve.,Anna Maria. Informa-
2 p.m. "Celebrating the Holidays with Alzheimer's," Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
5:39 p.m. Official sunset time.
Friday, Nov. 8
6 p.m., Music in the Park with the Applebutter Express Band
on the Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W., Bradenton. Information:
6 p.m. South Florida Museum "Greetings from Florida" film
screening, "Caddyshack," 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Noon-8 p.m. Boatyard Bash at the Florida Maritime Museum,
4415 119th St.W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.
4-9 p.m. Pussycat Festival benefiting the Gulf Shore Animal
League, Tarpon Pointe Tiki Bar & Grill, 801 Riverside Drive E., Bra-
denton. Fee applies. Information: 941-780-3046.
5 p.m. Magic of Manatee Sweet Adeline Chorus and spa-
ghetti dinner, Bradenton Christian Reformed Church, 4208 26th St.
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November II and every day. Thank you for set ving
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W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-1416.
Monday, Nov. 11
10 a.m. Longboat Island Chapel Veterans Day program
and lunch, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies.
Nov. 16, CrossPointe Fellowship Community Thanksgiving,
Nov. 24, All Island Denominations Thanksgiving service, Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
Nov. 27, Hanukkah begins at sundown.
Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.
Nov. 29, Black Friday.
Save the date
Dec. 6, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House,
Dec. 7, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Holly Berry
Bazaar, Holmes Beach.
Dec. 7, Anna Maria Island Community Center/Lester Family
Fun Day, Anna Maria.
Dec. 13, Anna Maria holiday open house, Anna Maria.
Dec. 14-15, Anna Maria Island Art League Winterfest, Holmes
Dec. 14, Roser Memorial Community Church Bethlehem
Walk, Anna Maria.
Dec. 15, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
holiday concert, Holmes Beach.
Dec. 21, Christmas on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.
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description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for
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All Island Denominations, which includes all six
churches on Anna Maria Island, will hold its annual "
Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.
The service, earlier this year than in the past, will
take place at the Episcopal Church of the Annuncia-
tion, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
AID will hold a reception after the service.
In addition to holding islandwide events, AID
supports island residents with financial assistance. *
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For more information, call 941-778-1638. Roser Church plans to again honor volunteers and
veterans at a Founders' Day service Nov. 10.
Calendar of ongoing events, activities
Through Nov. 10, "Young Frankenstein," Manatee Players,
Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
Through Nov. 17, "Our Town," Manatee Players, Manatee
Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
*Wednesdays, through December, 11 a.m. Lifelong Learning
Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine,
10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.
First and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture
Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-748-5555, ext. 6318.
First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
Most third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club
meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
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First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Thursday, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street,
Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.
Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from
Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales' sunset drum circle, Anna
Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented
by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
Saturday, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bradenton
Farmers' Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440.
Saturday, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201
10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through
breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-
Third Saturdays, through May, 9a.m., Manatee County Junior
Audubon meeting, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Pal-
metto. Information: 941-376-0110.
Monday, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15
p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
board meeting, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Infor-
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting,
Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Informa-
*Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton.
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Roser to honor
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, will honor veterans during its service at 10
a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.
The church also will celebrate Founders' Day during
the service and recognize members of the congregation
who have died in the past year.
Refreshments will be served after the service.
Also, the church will honor five members of the
congregation Nov. 10 for outstanding volunteer ser-
vice and view quilts and other items made by members
for donation to migrant families following the annual
migration tea, which will take place Friday, Nov. 15,
at Manatee United Methodist Church, 315 15th St. E.,
For more information, call the church office at 941-
Community Unity day
CrossPointe Fellowship and a coalition of volunteers
and island groups will present a Community Thanksgiv-
ing Saturday, Nov. 16.
The event will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Attendance is free. Organizers are stressing the
slogan, "No donations. No fundraisers." They also are
stressing, "No turkey."
A release said, "The purpose of this event is to cel-
ebrate our veterans and bring together old-timers and
newcomers, year-rounders and Northern friends, children
and seniors in a spirit of Thanksgiving."
The program will include a tribute to veterans at 11
a.m., a barbecue lunch, music, skits, games and "really
short inspirational talks," according to the release.
Participating groups include CrossPointe, the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce,
The Islander, the three island municipal governments and
For more information about the event, call the church
Tuesday, basics of computing, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting,
Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
*Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Birdhouse sale to benefit wildlife rehab
By Jennifer Glenfield
The galleries opening for the seventh annual ArtsHop
Nov. 8-10 on Anna Maria Island will feature the sale of
birdhouses to benefit the Bradenton Beach-based Wildlife
Education and Rehabilitation Center.
Island galleries and Cultural Connections members
issued a call to artists, soliciting birdhouses for the cause.
The birdhouses range from the conventional and practical
to decorative and whimsical.
New to the arts scene
New to the arts scene is 92-year-old Fred Meyers, a
craftsman living on Key Royale in Holmes Beach. After
retiring from a long career as a village engineer in Long
Island, N.Y., Meyers came to Anna Maria Island and
began making conventional birdhouses.
"Mathematics is still part of my specialty. I calculate
the dimensions using natural trigonometry functions, then
hope that it comes out," Meyers said.
Meyers brought an owl hutch into Island Gallery
West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, uncertain if
anyone would be interested in his hobby. Barbara Hines,
who created numerous decorative birdhouses for the gal-
lery, immediately purchased his birdhouse. Meyers was
surprised at the interest, and excited to participate.
"This isn't my career. It's just a hobby. I just make
things in my workshop. I'm not interested in being paid
for them," Meyers said.
Meyers donated several more birdhouses, which
hang in the gallery display window alongside whimsical
houses, such as those by Hines.
All of her birdhouses have "Save the Bay" painted on
them. "In addition to helping the wildlife rehab, person-
ally I want to promote saving Long Bar Pointe," Hines
Timely arrival for wildlife rehab
The birdhouse benefit arrived just in time for Ed
and Gail Straight, who operate the wildlife rehab. The
Suncoast Seabird center in Pinellas County has closed,
sending an unexpected influx of birds to the Straights'
Craftsman Fred Meyers sits beside an unfinished A-frame birdhouse. Meyers created conventional birdhouses
that were donated to Island Gallery West to benefit Wildlife Inc. Islander Photo.: Jennifer Glenfield
"We've had a budget shortage this year because of
the extra birds coming in from Hillsborough and Pinellas
counties. We've been searching for ways to raise money.
Hopefully this happens every year," Ed Straight said.
Ed Straight, also a commissioner in Bradenton Beach,
estimates 50-60 birds come from Pinellas and Hillsbor-
ough in a week. The money raised from the birdhouse
sales will go to general expenses, including medical bills
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The island arts and culture community shows off
local talent Nov. 8-10 with the annual artsHOP extrava-
The three-day celebration features gallery receptions,
theatrical performances, music on the beach, outdoor fes-
tivals and an art auction.
Much of the arts and culture activity that will take
place on the island over the weekend is being coordinated
by Cultural Connections, a coalition of nonprofit groups,
artists and other organizations. But art enthusiasts also
will find some sidebar events.
The activity begins Friday, Nov. 8, with a gallery
walk from 5-8 p.m. People will visit galleries and shops
in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach for refreshments,
socializing and to meet local artists.
At most stops on the gallery walk at the last count
there were 14 birdhouses created or decorated by local
artists will be sold, with all or some of the proceeds ben-
efiting Wildlife Inc., the wildlife education and rehabilita-
tion center in Bradenton Beach.
At the planned stops, hoppers also can play "Bird
Bingo." Bingo-like cards will be available at each venue,
which also will have one or two birds that can be marked
off on the cards. Players who score a "Bird Bingo" can
exchange the completed card at one of the gallery walk
stops to receive a coupon for the Sandbar, BeachHouse or
MarVista restaurants and entry into an artsHOP raffle.
Gallery walk stops include the Artists' Guild Gallery,
Island Gallery West, Anna Maria Island Art League, Rest-
less Natives, Libby's Fine Jewelry and Gifts, Art for the
Earth and Funksei Art Lab in Holmes Beach; the Studio
at Gulf and Pine, Bob Brown Studio, Emerson's Studio,
Shiny Fish Emporium, Artspace, Tide and Moon and Gin-
nie's and Jane E's at the Old IGA in Anna Maria.
At Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, the featured artists are Gloria Cropper and Cecy
Richardson. Plans include a reception for the artists, as
well as music by Chip Ragdale, an art demonstration by
Ann Abgott and refreshments.
At the Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, visitors will find Congo and Brutus, two
parrots making an appearance courtesy of the nearby Sun
& Surf shop. The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island will
be displaying "Parrots in Paradise," bird-related work by
local artists. AGAMI also will offer refreshments and
host State Road 64 performing bluegrass.
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Arts for the Earth and Dogs for the Earth, 5345 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, will feature oil paintings by Kim
Darnell, sea glass jewelry by Annie O'Kane, Annie Weir's
"Bluebirds of Happiness" chalkboards and birdhouses
made of recycled materials, and an outdoor bistro-like
setting with refreshments and musicians Trevor Bystrom
and Mikey Silbaugh and more.
The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, will feature a bird-themed children's art display,
refreshments and music by Chuck Caudill.
Bob Brown Art Gallery, 507 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
will feature refreshments and guest artists.
Artspace, 101 S. Bay Blvd.,Anna Maria, will feature
the "Wild Skies Mystery Art" exhibition and the first Iron
Artists Throwdown, an artist competition inspired in part
by "Iron Chef America."
As a skip off the artsHOP path, from 5:30-8 p.m., the
new Sidebar Gallery at The Islander newspaper, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will host an exhibit featur-
ing the work of Ines Norman, Cecy Richardson, Linda
Molto and Susanna Spann. Guests are invited for "hors
d'oeuvre, art, culture" and to meet the artists.
Also Nov. 8, the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, present a performance of "Guilty Con-
science" at 8 p.m., with cupcakes and Champagne served
Island Players regular James Thaggard is directing
the show about "a brilliant ruthless criminal attorney"
plotting to kill his wife." The cast includes Mark Wood-
land, Judy Glynn and Moira DeSear.
General admission tickets $15 each
9-a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays at the box office.
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On Nov. 9, the annual Anna Maria Island Butterfly
Garden Arts and Crafts Show will take place at city field,
5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The show, featuring
art and craft merchants, as well as food and beverage
vendors and live music, will open at 10 a.m. and close at
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, the Anna Maria
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will host a luncheon in the garden with Nancy Freely
performing on the harp. The Loft 5 will serve a table-to-
Artists also will be available to talk about their work,
especially the creation of birdhouses being auctioned
during the weekend.
At 4:30 p.m., Nov. 9, the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce, in partnership with the Anna Maria Island
Concert Chorus and Orchestra, will present Symphony
on the Sand at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
AMICCO will perform classical pieces, Broadway
music and patriotic songs and Al Ruechel, senior anchor
for Bay News 9, and Bethany Cagle of WSMR 89.1, will
serve as emcees.
"Symphony on the Sand is another way to experi-
ence all at once the different things this area has to offer
- great music, delicious food and, of course, our spec-
tacular beach," Debbie Meihls of the Bradenton Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau said in a news release.
The small-plates menu includes lamb chops with
bitter cherry bread pudding and port rosemary demi-glaze
from Beach Bistro, shrimp and grits from the Anna Maria
After Symphony on the Sand Nov. 9, Mike Sales will
host Dance in the Sand at the Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Oyster Bar, red curry swordfish from the BeachHouse
Restaurant, filet mignon tips from Coquina Cafe and
chocolate brownie and triple berry glaze dessert from
Full admission tickets are $100. Concert-only tickets
After the concert, until about 10 p.m., Mike Sales
hosts Dance in the Sand at the Anna Maria Island Beach
Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Food and drinks will be available at the cafe.
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artists will be celebrated with
a reception at The Islander news-
paper gallery, Sidebar, 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 8.
Above, two of Ines Norman's featured pieces.
Hopping into Day 3
At 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, the Anna Maria Island
Art League will host the "It's for the birds" children's art
program, with arts and crafts, chalk drawing and refresh-
At 2 p.m. the Island Players will present another
performance of "Guilty Conscience," with refreshments
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Cecy Richardson's work will be featured at the Side-
bar Gallery opening reception with three other local
Sidebar Gallery opens
The Islander newspaper's Sidebar Gallery will open
Friday, Nov. 8, with a public reception and premiere
showing of new work by local artists Linda Molto, Ines
Norman, Cecy Richardson and Susanna Spann.
The evening, coinciding with the islandwide artsHOP
cultural celebration, will feature art and artists, entertain-
ment by musician Gene Aubry and appetizers provided
by Beach Bistro, The Feast and Harry's Continental
The reception will take place 5:30-8 p.m. The show
will continue at Sidebar through November.
The Sidebar is at the newspaper office, 5604B Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ministry of
Presence and its mission supporting children in Haiti.
The public is welcome to both the reception and the
gallery. Hours for the gallery are 9-5 Monday-Friday.
Sidebar also includes a collection of work by numer-
ous local and national artists for sale, as well as Carib-
bean paintings by friends of the ministry in Haiti.
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20 E NOV. 6, 2013 U THE ISLANDER
Judge sides with commercial fishers, ends statewide net ban
I ... the risk of arrest and the cost
might stop netters from attempting
to use gill nets anytime soon.
By Cheryl Nordby Schmidt
A circuit judge in Tallahassee has agreed with com-
mercial fishers the enforcement of Florida's net-ban
law is an "absolute mess." She ordered the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission to stop prohibit-
ing the use of certain nets.
But that doesn't mean fishers are close to ending their
nearly 20-year struggle with the FWC's interpretation of
the 1994 constitutional amendment that limited net fish-
"We have to be cautiously optimistic about this,"
said Jerry Sansom, executive director of the Organized
Fishermen of Florida, a statewide commercial fishing
association, "We've had circuit court rulings like this
before and the District Court of Appeal just overturns
them without explanation."
"We're just advising our members to pay very close
attention to the situation and particularly to what the
FWC says they are and are not enforcing," Sansom said
On its face, the Oct. 22 ruling by Leon County Cir-
cuit Judge Jackie Fulford in a lawsuit brought by Wakulla
County mullet fishers against the state agency is a strong
Fulford has been considering the issue for more than
a year and has even gone mullet fishing to see how the
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At the heart of the case is an agency rule that defines
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a "gill net." Since the constitutional amendment specifi-
cally outlawed gill nets, commercial fishers have been
restricted to using hand-thrown cast nets, but those nets
do a poor job of catching legal-sized fish and juvenile
fish are being killed in the process.
Fulford wrote in her 11-page opinion: "How can it
be acceptable that the only net that FWC will permit the
commercial fishermen to use to catch mullet, actually
gills and entangles massive amounts of juvenile fish that
are unlawful to keep; thus causing significant unneces-
sary killing and waste? Doesn't that defeat the purpose
for which the Net Ban Amendment was enacted? And
how does FWC have the authority to write exceptions to
the Net Ban Amendment?"
Fulford concluded that "a legal absurdity has been
created by amendments to the Florida Constitution and
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rules adopted by the FWC, and it may well be that only
further amendment to the constitution will correct the
"Do not misunderstand the Court's conclusion," she
continued. "The Court is not saying that preserving our
marine life is absurd. Instead, the absurdity is created in
the law and how it is being applied. It is abundantly unfair
for the courts to continue to attempt enforcement of laws
that contradict each other."
Initially, Fulford's ruling was stayed after the state
attorney general's office filed a notice of appeal with the
1st District Court of Appeal. But Fulford reaffirmed her
order on Oct. 30 and instructed the FWC to immediately
stop enforcing its net rules.
"The recent ruling in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court
could remove the stay for the net-limitation case, which
could remove all limitations for net fishing as prescribed
in the Florida Constitution and associated rules," Amanda
Nalley, spokeswoman for the FWC, said Nov. 1.
"Our law enforcement officers are staying current
on the status of the 2nd Judicial Court's ruling and will
abide by the court's decision," she added.
However, in practice that might not always be the
Karen Bell, owner of Star Fish Co. in Cortez and co-
owner of A.RP. Bell Fish Co., a fish wholesaler, said Nov.
1 that one Cortez fisherman asked a local FWC official
what would happen if he fished with gill nets and he was
told, "I will arrest you, I will seize your boat, I will seize
your net if you try to go gill-netting."
"As I understand (the ruling), right now you can go
gill-netting," Bell said, yet the risk of arrest and the cost
might stop netters from attempting to use gill nets any-
PLEASE SEE NET BAN, NEXT PAGE
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Island Police Blotter
Sept. 22, 8600 block of Gulf Drive, providing false
information to a law enforcement officer. A man was stopped
for a traffic violation. At the time, the suspect provided a
false name to the deputy. The man was subsequently identi-
fied, located and arrested on a misdemeanor charge.
Oct. 21,300 block of Tarpon Street, burglary. A man
returned home to find that a person or persons entered his
home through a side door. He reported more than $4,000
in stolen items.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Oct. 23, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, habitual traf-
fic offender. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer
observed a man on a motorcycle with tags that appeared
altered. The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned the
driver had no motorcycle endorsement. Also, the motor-
cycle wasn't registered and he was classified as a habitual
traffic offender with multiple license suspensions. The
NET BAN CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
An appeal of Fulford's ruling is likely and the issue
is far from resolved, but Bell sees some positives.
"At least people are thinking about it and I think
some people are seeing that (the net ban) wasn't done
properly," she said.
We shouldn't manage fisheries through the constitu-
tion and the ban's impact on commercial fishers is better
understood now by the public, she said.
Florida residents are "at least more respectful of what
these guys go through to bring domestic seafood to con-
sumers," Bell said, plus they have become more aware
of how important commercial fishing is to the state's
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man was arrested and charged with several misdemeanors
and felony habitual traffic offender. He was booked into
the Manatee County jail.
Oct. 20, 500 block of 67th Street, vehicle burglary.
A complainant reported someone entered his unlocked
vehicle and stole a diaper bag and its contents from the
Oct. 20, 100 block of 48th Street, larceny. A juve-
nile alleged that an 18-year-old Anna Maria woman stole
her $205 gold key chain.
Oct. 21,5308 Marina Drive, Irene's Resort Wear, theft.
A woman was seen on video taking jewelry from a display
case. The suspect returned three days later with a man and
video surveillance recorded them taking jewelry.
Oct. 24, 10 block of Seaside Court, criminal mis-
chief and petit theft. A man returned from his vacation
to find the cover to his boat had been cut and a gas can
missing. The cover was valued at $300.
Oct. 24,400 block of 62nd Street, theft of a firearm.
A woman reported a .38 caliber handgun stolen. She she
said other things have recently come up missing. She later
contacted police to say the weapon was found.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives
from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police
departments and Manatee County N/ i, rif's Office.
Ron Mowrey, the attorney who filed the lawsuit
against the FWC on behalf of some north Florida mullet
fishers, told the Tallahassee Democrat his clients would
be happy to stop the court wrangling. They are willing to
work with the agency to come up with a net size accept-
able to both sides, but earlier attempts at mediation were
shut down by the agency.
If an agreement can't be reached, Mowrey said the
issue "is a major public-policy matter that needs to be
addressed by the Florida Supreme Court."
Cheryl Nordby Schmidt is a freelance writer based
in Holmes Beach.
WMFR firefighter remembered
in state ceremony
West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighter Brian Reed was
one of eight Florida firefighters who have died in the line
of duty honored Oct. 11 at the Florida State Fire College
The Manatee County Honor Guard, along with honor
guards and pipe and drums corps from across the state,
participated in the ceremony.
Reed joined the West Side Fire Department in 1995
and stayed when the department merged with Anna
Maria Fire Department to become the West Manatee Fire
Rescue. Reed died April 10, 2001.
Barry Baker, chief of the Florida Bureau of Fire
Standards and Training, said in a release, "We will never
forget our fallen brothers and sisters or their families."
Man pleads no contest to
Bradenton Beach theft
A Bradenton man has pleaded no contest to grand
Christopher L. Thibodeaux, 20, was arrested in late
August in the 100 block of Fifth Street South in Braden-
A probable cause affidavit filed by the Bradenton
Beach Police Department said a man was seen removing
a cell phone from a beach bag and then fled.
BBPD officers searched for the suspect and found
Thibodeaux, said to match a description provided by a
witness, on Fifth Street South.
At another location, between 1lth and 10th streets
south, police found the stolen phone.
The victim claimed the phone was valued at $400.
Thibodeaux pleaded no contest and was judged
guilty. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail, with credit
for time served.
Courtwatch is compiled from information available
from the courts following a reported arrest.
22 0 NOV. 6, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER
Pizza, shrimp, cool drinks: Real Halloween treats!
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty Toast.
Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Breaded Chicken Sand-
wich, Roasted Veggies, Cucumber Coins with Dip, Fresh Fruit
Cup. Feature: Veggie Garden Salad.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Breakfast: Biscuit, Chicken Patty Round.
Lunch: Student planned menu.
Friday, Nov. 8
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes
Lunch: Pizza, Cheeseburger or Hamburger, Corn, Carrots with
Dip, Tangerine Wedges. Feature: Chef Salad.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Monday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day, no school
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet, Biscuit.
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Tangerine Chicken, Brown Rice,
Japanese Green Beans, Fresh Veggie Cup with Dip, Pineap-
ple and Mandarin Oranges. Feature: Veggie Garden Salad.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel.
Lunch: Mac and Cheese, Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Honey
Glazed Carrots, Mini Romaine Salad, Fresh Fruit Cup. Fea-
ture: Chicken Caesar Salad.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Breakfast: Biscuit, Sausage Patty.
Lunch: Nachos, Burrito, Black Beans, Lettuce and Tomato
Cup, Strawberries and Bananas. Feature: Taco Salad.
Friday, Nov. 15
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick
Lunch: Pizza, Breaded Beef Sandwich, Corn, Carrots with Dip,
Grapefruit Wedges. Feature: Chef Salad.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
Kids line up
with adults at
the treat table
at The Feast
for the Trail
of Treats. The
Perks 4 Pets
paired up with
AME holds pink-
out for cancer
The lunchroom at Anna
Maria Elementary School
was brightened by pink
shirts, pants and acces-
sories Oct. 31. Students
and staff dressed in pink
and donated cash coins to
benefit the Susan G. Komen
Foundation. The campaign
was headed by physical
education teacher Terri
Ruiz. Islander Photos: Jen-
AME students Gregory Jordan, Brian Galliher and
Gabriel Harms put their donations into the drop
boxes at the front office of AME. All three students
wore pink shirts reading "Tough guys wear pink."
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Wednesday, Nov. 6, early release, 1:15
Friday, Nov. 8, early release.
Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, no school.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, PTO dinner, AME cafeteria,
Tuesday, Nov. 19, fourth-grade play, AME
audiloriumn 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21, progress reports.
Friday, Nov. 22, Wildlife Inc. talks to second-
graders, AME auditorium, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Nov. 25-29, fall break, no school. Happy
AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For
more information, call 941-708-5525.
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Scenes Nov. 2 from a skirmish at the Anna Maria plaza at Gulf Drive
and Pine Avenue, to the Bridge Street Roundabout and onward to the
three-day festival at Coquina Beach. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield
Cannon's roar introduces Privateers'
inaugural AMI Pirate Invasion
Indian summer lingers, fall fishing on the verge
By Capt. Danny Stasny
A front last week brought a little taste of fall. Cool
breezes and dropping water temps were welcome after a
long summer of daily temps over 90 degrees.
Of course, the heat returned, and a shower arrived
on Nov. 2, but it soon will be consistently cooler.
You can expect to find snook migrating into the back-
country in droves. Creek mouths, rivers and small bays
should be holding fish in the weeks to come.
Redfish are still schooling, although the number of
schools is dwindling. If you're lucky enough to find a
school, proceed with caution. Keep a distance and wait
for the fish to approach the boat rather than trying to run
up on the fish.
On the beaches, kingfish, mackerel and shark are
becoming readily available. For the kings, you can try
trolling lipped plugs or spoons. For the macks, live shin-
ers are a sure thing.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing deep grass flats in Sara-
sota Bay for a variety of species. The main targeted spe-
cies for Girle is pompano, but you can expect to catch
jack crevalle, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish
mixed in with the pomps.
What's nice about this bite is the "constant action,"
and you get to bring home a great dinner. To target the
pomps, Girle is using small cannonball jigs tipped with
On the shallower flats, Girle is still managing to
locate good numbers of redfish. Once he locates a school,
he anchors and chums to lure his prey to the boat. Once
the reds are happily feeding, Girle instructs his clients
to cast into the school. Then it's game on. Slot-size fish
are the norm, although fish exceeding 27 inches are not
Moving out to the nearshore reefs in the Gulf of
Mexico, mangrove snapper are still showing up but
expect the numbers to fade as water temps go down.
These fish are 12-18 inches and are biting heavily on
Finally, Spanish mackerel, bonito and a few kingfish
are being found at the nearshore structure. For these fish,
Girle is free-lining live shiners behind the boat.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing
mangrove snapper and flounder landed daily. Both spe-
cies are responding to live shrimp and shiners fished
under the pier. While targeting these fish, expect to also
catch juvenile grouper, lizardfish and a black drum or
Spanish mackerel are feeding on bait schools around
the pier and sunrise is a best bet for sheer numbers of
fish. While targeting macks, expect to hook up with jack
crevalle, ladyfish, blue runners and a stray bluefish here
releases the goliath
grouper he caught
Oct. 25 offshore of
Anna Maria Island on
live bait while on a
charter trip with Capt.
Capt. Aaron Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is
fishing the beaches for Spanish mackerel, bonito, jacks
and sharks. Patrolling the water just off the beach all the
way out to the nearshore reefs is proving prosperous. By
watching for diving birds, Lowman locates migratory
fish, chums with live shiners and directs his clients to
cast into the frenzy.
While fishing the flats of Anna Maria Sound, Lowman
is finding decent numbers of redfish and snook. For both
species, Lowman is anchoring and sight-casting to the
fish. Slot-sizes of both species are hooking up.
Finally, dock fishers are reporting the first arrival of
sheepshead. Lowman recommends using fiddler crabs
or sand fleas to get these fish to bite. You can also use
shrimp, but with the great abundance of pinfish in the
area, baiting shrimp can become a real task.
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in the 20- to 30-inch range, although fish up to 37 inches
are being caught. Live shiners and pinfish will get you
Spotted seatrout are next on the menu for Gross. By
fishing deeper grass flats with live shiners, Gross is hook-
ing up slot and over-slot trout. He's is i I'._.'in'm. one of two
ways, either a free-lined shiner behind the boat or a shiner
fished under a popping cork.
Finally, Gross is catching redfish along shallow flats
while targeting snook. It's not uncommon to find a few
stray reds mixed in, and slot-size fish were going home
to the dinner table last week with clients.
Capt. Mark Howard of Sumotime fishing reports his
job "has been as good as it gets."
He reports snook and redfish are tearing up the flats
and "chewing with reckless abandon" as they prepare for
the winter season.
Redfish are still schooling on the flats in huge num-
bers, feeding on pods of shiners and making their transi-
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the slurps and pops of fish hitting bait. He says to toss a
shiner rigged on a 1/0 circle hook with a 30-pound leader
under a weighted 3-inch popping cork to keep the shiner
from hiding in the grass.
Howard suggests looking along mangrove shores and
in potholes for snook.
Looking forward, the fall fishing pattern will con-
tinue to sizzle in Mother Nature's Indian summer.
Next week the early morning low tide will move the
redfish and snook off the mangroves and onto the edges
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By Rick Catlin
New shop continues
When the Sterling Anvil jewelry store in Holmes
Beach closed two years ago after nearly 40 years in busi-
ness, Terra Bundy, who was at the store for 26 years, took
some time off.
Terra Bundy, left, and her mother, Gwen Reid, show off
Terra's Silver jewelry and gift boutique, 2703 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
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TAX COLLECTION N
The 2013 Manatee County Tax Roll was delivered by the Pr
Collector for collection beginning November 5, 2013. Ta;
Valorem and Non-ad Valorem Real Estate and Tangible Per,
The 2013 Tax Bills will be mailed on or about November 5, 2
a tax bill by November 15, you can pay your taxes, pi
receipt from taxcollector.com.
All City and County taxes assessed on the Tax Roll are
entitled to these discounts for early payment:
November 5 through December 5 4%
December 6 through December 31 3%
January 1 through January 31 2%
February 1 through February 28 1%
Payable without discount in March / Delinquent April 1
The store and its trademark jewelry designs were
popular for many years.
Now, she's back and in business, opening Terra's
Sterling Silver jewelry and gift boutique at 2703 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
"We just opened a few weeks ago, and I've been
thrilled that a lot of old friends have come by to see me,"
Bundy said. She is operating the store with her mother,
"I'm also looking forward to meeting new people
here," Bundy said.
Bundy specializes in hand-crafted sterling silver jew-
elry and also offers a number of unique gift items.
"I've got art, pillows and other items, along with the
jewelry, so I'm really happy with what we have," she
For more information, call 941-779-5350.
Shuttle shuffles stops
The Anna Maria Island Water Shuttle and Island
Pearl excursions are operating on a new schedule for the
Capt. Jeff Stephens said the daytrip vary by locations
by the day, but the most popular tours originate in Holmes
Beach at the Mainsail Marina adjacent to Wells-Fargo
A popular daytrip runs south to Marina Jack's res-
taurant in Sarasota, while another daytrip the circle
tour loops Anna Maria Island with a side trip to the
Mar Vista Dockside Pub and Restaurant on Longboat
Other daytrips go from Holmes Beach to Beer Can
Island on Longboat Key, and to the Twin Dolphin Marina
in downtown Bradenton.
The shuttle also offers express trips to Egmont Key,
a dolphin watch tour and a sunset cruise.
The Island Pearl offers daytrips for snorkelers and
property Appraiser to the Tax
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based on the date your
payment is received or
received or postmarked
after March 31 must be
paid in certified funds and
must include interest and
advertising which accrue
when taxes are delinquent.
Pay Taxes and Print Bills/Receipts
Mail: PO Box 25300, Bradenton FL 34206-5300
For tax payments sent by mail: print bills and receipts on
taxcollector.com (tax years 1998-2013) or your cancelled
check may serve as your receipt.
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Lakewood Ranch, 6007 111 th ST E (off SR 70) F
Palma Sola, 7411 Manatee AV W, Suite 200 F
North River, 4333 US 301 N, Ellenton r
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or phone 850.617.3995 for more information. y
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For driver license, vehicle, boat and mobile home titles r
(limit 4 transactions per appointment).
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Scan the QR Code with your smartphone
or text the word WAIT to 41411 during office hours to see
the number of customers waiting and the approx. wait time.
For more information
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on phone 941.750.9566
iount, payment status or
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bathers to selected locations in Perico Sound.
Reservations are required for the shuttle and the
Capt. Stephens said reservations are needed because
the tours have become so popular.
"We hate to turn anyone away, but the boats have a
seating capacity we can't exceed. So we want everyone
to have fun by ensuring a seat with a reservation," he
For more information, call 941-780-8010.
November network events
The monthly networking luncheon of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce will be held 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Harry's Continental Kitchen,
5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Cost of the luncheon is $15 and reservations are
The chamber's monthly sunrise breakfast is 7:45-9
a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Tortuga Inn, 1325 Gulf
Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
For more information or to make a reservation for
chamber events, call 941-778-1541.
Does your business have achievements to cel-
ebrate? Maybe you've just opened a business or your
business has received an award or special recogni-
tion. If so, we'd like to hear from you. To be consid-
ered, email your "who, what, where, when and why"
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hi-res photos welcome.
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S 2501 Gulf Drive N. #101. Bradenton Beach
Island real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
1104 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,382 sfla /
1,657 sfur 3bed/212bath Gulffront home built in 1999 on
a 50x100 lot was sold 10/15/13, Rimmer to Wendling for
116 50th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,014 sfla / 1,526 sfur
2bed/lbath home built in 1952 on a 124x100 lot was sold
10/18/13, McDonald to AEC Eat Inc. for $760,000.
2600 Gulf Drive N., Unit 21, Anna Maria Island Club,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,339 sfur 2bed/2bath
Gulfront condo with shared pool built in 1984 was sold
10/18/13, Murphy to Rimmer for $650,000.
402 74th St., Unit 402, Casa Del Mare, Holmes Beach,
a 1,967 sfla / 2,923 sfur 4bed/212bath/2car land condo built
in 2005 was sold 10/15/13, Ellis to Mill for $594,300; list
308 67th St., Unit A, Hideaway, Holmes Beach, a
1,498 sfla 3bed/2bath condo with pool built in 1980 was
sold 10/11/13, Pfeil to Booth for $475,000; list $495,000.
203 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,900 sfla 4bed/2bath
duplex built in 1972 on a 103x70 lot was sold 10/15/13,
Davis to Goss for $438,000; list $449,000.
1473 Gulf Drive, Unit 24, Bermuda Bay Club, Braden-
ton Beach, a 1,524 sfla / 2,622 sfur 3bed/212bath/ Icar condo
with shared pool built in 1999 was sold 10/18/13, Boggett
to Philpott for $390,000.
3013 Avenue F, Unit 21, Island Beach Club, Holmes
Beach, a 984 sfla / 1,228 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with sacred
pool built in 1974 was sold 10/18/13, Jacoby to Reycraft for
$386,500; list $399,000.
3607 East Bay Drive, Unit 210, Sandy Pointe, Holmes
Beach, a 980 sfla / 1,040 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared
pool built in 1996 was sold 10/14/13, McCrabb to Pozdnya-
kova for $225,000; list $238,900.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of
Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.
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COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100,
above-ground pool, ladder, accessories, 15-18
foot, 1 year old, $100. 941-778-3920.
ASUS CM1745 DESKTOP PC: 89B memory, 1
TB hard drive, Windows 8, includes monitor, key-
board, mouse, Epson printer. Move to UK forces
sale, good as new, $700. 941-545-2683.
RUG CLEANER: HOOVER SteamVac with heated
cleaning feature. Upholstery attachment. Some
supplies included. Like new, $75. 813-503-
MCDONALDS GLASSES, $1, McDonalds racing
shirt, XL, $10, McDonalds caps, $5. Call 941-
WILSON GOLF BAG, assorted clubs, travel bag
with wheels, extras $55. Call 941-778-6207.
FANCY CEILING FANS, $35 each, antique light
fixture, $50, two-drawer metal file cabinet, $24,
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THE HIVE: GIFTS & Arts at Bridge Street, Bra-
denton 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
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
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And if I don't have the answer, I know someone
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network setup and repair, printer help, continu-
ing support... Give me a call. If it's broke, I can
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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
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive,
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The
Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and
The Islander are collecting new or used, repair-
able fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buck-
ets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear
at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick
up at The Islander office, 5604B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
COLLECTIBLE TREASURES SALE: 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. New still-in-the-box dolls,
Beanie Babies, Disney VHS tapes, seashell col-
lection. Fellowship Hall at Roser Church, 512
Pine Ave. across from the Roser Thrift Shop.
STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale
20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on
Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY yard sale: 8 a.m. 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9. Many new and gently used
items of all kinds, 1801 Gulf Drive N., Runaway
Bay condos, Bradenton Beach.
ANNA MARIA GARDEN Club annual plant sale
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Roser
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
COLLECTIBLE TREASURES SALE: 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. New still-in-the-box dolls,
Beanie Babies, Disney VHS tapes, seashell col-
lection. Fellowship Hall at Roser Church, 512
Pine Ave. across from the Roser Thrift Shop.
FOUND: TWO MATCHING rings, found Colum-
bus Day on beach, near chair by water. Braden-
ton Beach. Claim at The Islander office, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
LOST: BIRTHSTONE RING. Outdoors, vicinity
of Sharky's Restaurant. Green stone, etching in
band. Reward. 941-301-7529.
LOST: IPOD IN black leather case. Friday night
at Holmes Beach movie night. Contact us, 941-
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kit-
tens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters.
Please, call for information, 941-896-6701.
YOUNG DOG NEEDS home: Bulldog mix, male.
Sweet, likes everyone! Neutered and has shots/
DOGGY DAY CARE: Coastal Canine Cottage.
Leave your pets with us for fun and pamper-
ing while you're out! Lisa, 941-243-3990. 8819
Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton.
WANTED TO RENT: Golf cart on Island. Dec.
22-27. Call Mike, 412-821-2159, leave mes-
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941 -
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long
memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life-long
memories, call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND boaters: Selling or buying,
call Captain Dave! World Class Yacht Sales, 877-
901 -BOAT. email@example.com
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for
fishing-stand on the side without tipping, go in
really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone
who wants to get on the water! Includes a troll-
ing motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysit-
ter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-
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, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes
TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
and business specialist. On-site service, virus/
spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades,
diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless network-
ing, custom system design. 941-224-1069.
METRO DOOR & SUPPLY INC.
Interior Design-Quality Doors & Bi-Folds
Fiberglass Entry Doors, Side Lights & Transoms
Aluminum & Vinyl Patio Doors, Sliders & Screens
Insulated Energy Star Impact Windows & Glass
Impact Storm Screens (inside mount) 5 colors
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"Movers Who Core"
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, 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 esti-
mates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to
the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates.
Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-
INTRODUCTORY OFFER! BUY one, get one
free music lesson, manateemusic.net or 941-
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 clean-
ing products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Air-
port runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-
MATT'S TRANSPORT: PERSONAL assistant,
airports and more. Tampa, $85, Sarasota, $35,
local. Details, 941-807-4046.
TUTOR: READING, MATH, ED.D., 30 years expe-
COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup,
system upgrade. Hardware, software and net-
work repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell
phone repair, support. Replace broken camera,
screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window Clean-
ing looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach.
I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year
Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-3046.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. 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!
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.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and instal-
lations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff,
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 941 -
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in
old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free
estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard.
Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775,
"shell phone" 941-720-0770.
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experi-
ence. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.
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exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
wood flooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof
restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island
resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commer-
cial, 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 941-795-1947 or cell,
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/AN N UAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-
779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.
VACATION RENTALS: GREAT location near boat
ramp and everything on Anna Maria Island. Free
WiFi, cable. 941-779-6638.
VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or
condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971
or 941-794-1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.
com. Suzanne Wilson, broker.
2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH waterfront condo:
Fully furnished, views, pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, boat
dock. Seasonal or yearly. Call 818-620-0901.
2BR/2BA UNIT at Sunbow Bay: Tennis two
heated pools, elevator great location. Call Bar-
bara, Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696 or 941 -
ANNUAL HOME WANTED January 2014: Long-
time Island couple seeks single-family home with
pool in quiet Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. No
pets, no smoking. Minimum 2BR/2BA. Will con-
sider waterfront condo. Tom, 941-993-4909.
IRONWOOD CONDO: 2BR/2BA nice, spacious
corner unit, overlooks golf course, small lake and
swimming pool. Covered carport. Annual $950/
month, seasonal $1,800/month. Call 941-730-
6349 or 941-778-2929.
VILLAGE GREEN ANNUAL rental: 1,800 sf,
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, panoramic lake view,
heated pool, not a flood zone,close to beach. A-1
move-in ready. $1,550/month. Realtor, 941-356-
1456, Real Estate Mart.
TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT! Anna Maria seasonal
rental half block from Gulf beach. 3BR/1 BA quaint
cottage with all the modern amenities. Available
November, December, January. www.aposporos.
com. Terry Aposporos, 941-778-8456.
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ANNA MARIA COTTAGE Adorable, vintage cottage
located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3BR/2BA,
great screened porch, single car garage. Selling "turnkey"
A real "must see"
in the village. Total
privacy among trees and
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and wrap-around deck.
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EXCEPTIONAL BEACH VIEWS from this 2BR/2BT
house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never
change. Direct beach views. $499,000.
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Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
FOR RENT: SIX-to-12 month lease. 4BR/3BA, 10
rooms total, large ground level, with carport and
garage, 500 feet to Gulf and bay. $2,000/month.
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.
WE'RE 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, 941-778-8104.
DISTRESS SALES/BANK foreclosures and fixer-
uppers. Go to: www.ManateeAreaForeclosures.
com for a free list of properties available now.
LONGBOAT KEY: CHARMING New England-style
country 2BR/2BA plus office or studio. Steps to
marina and pool. Private Gulf beach access.
Immediate occupancy. $279,500. Owner, 941-
FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller
needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate.
FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA Gulffront view, $379,000,
2BR/2BA condo, $239,000, 1 BR/1 BA remodeled,
$144,900. Call Jen and Mark Bowman, Keller Wil-
liams Realty foryourAnna Maria Real Estate. 941-
2BR/2BA UNIT at Sunbow Bay: Tennis, two heated
pools, elevator, great location. Call Barbara, Mike
Norman Realty, 941-778-6696 or 941-778-1078.
LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. $230,500. Over-
55 community, no pets, renovated home,
quiet area, double carport, ground floor, boat
docks, kayak/canoe facilities, heated pool, exer-
cise room, tennis, shuffleboard, and waterfront
park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only two miles
to Bradenton Beach. For sale by owner. Call Fred
FOR SALE BY owner: Large duplex, ground
level. Great rental history, 500 feet to Gulf and
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Our Tortuga. Trade inds. SeaSide and
Tropic Isle Beach Resorts are the perfect
choice for your ieddin_ or other special
celebration here on gorgeous Anna Maria
Island. W whether a la% ish event at one of our
three private beaches or in your resort suite.
or at our new Tortuga Beach Perola, our
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include each of our four hotels, so you'll get
credit for the total number of reservations
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choose. Please call soon. \\e invite you to
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1603 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beachi., FL. 34217
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Deeded Gulf beach access
1 bd / Iba $189.000 1 bd,' Iba $149.000
TORTUGA BEACH RESORT
1325 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach. FL. 34217
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