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Votes had to be counted twice in the
r 3 Bra- Holmes Beach Nov. 5 municipal election, but
ch officials. the incumbents managed to hold off a viable
challenge from two political newcomers and
tBimngs behind-the-scene political players.
Election Day results had to wait two days
to determine winners and be certified.
OQI( ~ Longtime Commissioner Pat Morton tal-
0oQo lied the most votes Nov. 5 with better than 24
3 percent of the 3,104 votes cast. Newcomer C.
3 n Melissa Williams was the only candidate out of
Ithe running with slightly more than 13 percent
of the votes. Her fellow candidates said it was
^1S_1 a good showing for her first run for office.
Williams collected 417 votes and Morton
tallied 753 as the lowest and highest vote-get-
ories pre- ters. After the recount, Commissioner David
e 13 Zaccagnino remained the second highest vote-
getter with 651. Commissioner Jean Peelen also
remained in third position with a count of 648
votes, while political newcomer Carol Soustek,
F backed by Commissioner Marvin Grossman,
i s kept the race close with 635 votes.
Beach pier Zaccagnino, Peelen and Soustek were all
'ost. Page 14 within the 20-percent margin of overall votes,
and within 1 percent of one another.
i faces pos- Because of the margin between the three
'it over vanri- candidates, state statutes required a recount,
15 according to Supervisor of Elections Mike
Bennett. That took place Nov. 7 and the over-
all results stood, although the count changed
slightly.
life Peelen said she was impressed with the
voter turnout and complimented Soustek's
*e blotter. i
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"I did not expect it to be that close," said
d, BB pier Peelen. "Who can expect it to be two votes
between two candidates and for three to be
noves
ige 22 separated by 12 votes? I was very impressed
by Carol's showing considering she was not
@O I well known before this. She walked the city,
1 ~which is what it takes to be elected, and she
almost did it."
With the election ended, Peelen said it's
rive. Page 25 time to get back to work.
a "I'm looking forward to getting back to
Ld B1Z work and getting some things accomplished,"
she said. "One of the things I'm going to take
Page 26, 27 a look at is a study Longboat Key did on what
do they look like and what do they want to look


like in the future."
Peelen said Holmes Beach has a tendency
to fix problems as they arise instead of looking
forward and trying to prevent them. She would
like to see the city do a similar study.
She said she is honored to be serving a
second term and had one sentiment she wanted
to share with her supporters.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you," she
said.
Soustek said losing is one thing, but it was
the narrow margin that made it difficult for her
supporters.
"The hardest thing to adjust to is that it


Manatee County
Deputy Supervisor
of Elections Scott
Farrington, left,
explains the ballot
recount procedures
to Holmes Beach
election canvass-
ing board mem-
bers, from left,
Jaynie Christian-
son, Stacey John-
ston and Lori Hill.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin


was so close," said Soustek. "The candidates
weren't spaced enough for a final decision
on Election Day and that disappointed all the
people who worked so hard for the candi-
dates."
Soustek said she's not disappointed for
herself, but more so than those who supported
her.
Soustek said it's too early to think about a
future run for office.
"I put c ,. iluiig into this," she said. "It's
like the day after Christmas. You work so hard
to get \ ilu iig ready and by the time every-
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Beach renourishment update due


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Director of Natural
Resources Charlie Hunsicker will update
Anna Maria officials at their Nov. 14 meeting
on the start of the 2014 beach renourishment
project, but it may not be music to the city
commissioners' ears.
The project will start at the 79th Street
beach in Holmes Beach and move south to
Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Hun-
sicker said Anna Maria's beaches are not
included in this project.
The borrow pit for the sand is about 1.5
miles off the northwest tip of Anna Maria
Island.
Funding for the estimated $16 million
project comes from the county's tourist


development tax fund, state funds and the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Setup should begin in mid-December,
with project completion slated for May 2014,
according to Hunsicker. Setup costs are any-
where from $1.5 million to $2 million.
According to Hunsicker, Manatee
County, the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection and the U.S. Corps of
Engineers are not in a financial position to
move forward with renourishment of Anna
Maria's beaches at this time.
Sand for Anna Maria will likely come in
the next project, Hunsicker said, but a start
date has not been announced.
The Anna Maria meeting will be at 6
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.


Flood insurance rate
hike, possible reprieve.
Pages 2-3




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Pages 4, 5 and 8


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Symphony captures audience at Coquina Beach
A joint effort of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitor,
Bureau and Manatee County government, Symphony in the Sand, featuring the Anna Maria Island Commu,,i\
Chorus and Orchestra, took place at Coquina Beach Nov. 8. The event began before sunset and culminated AI, "
the stars. Inset: Maestro Alfred Gershfeld. More symphony, page 16. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Tight HB election, recount favors incumbents


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter


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2 0 NOV. 13, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

Biggert-Waters could be catastrophic for island real estate


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some island real estate agents and insurance brokers
are hoping legislation introduced in Congress by U.S.
Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., to amend the Biggert-Waters
flood insurance law will pass as quickly as possible.
Without any delay, the Biggert-Waters Act will
be "catastrophic for the island," said real estate agent
Carmen Pedota of Big Fish Real Estate, 5351 Gulf Drive
in Holmes Beach.
That's because B i ,' iit -Wt i ,, which became effec-
tive Oct. 1, eliminates government subsidies for flood


Doug lerry oJ Holmes Beach enjoys watching and
shooting with his camera an osprey fishing and
partaking in the canal near his Key Royale home in the
mornings. He's said he's contemplating adding a nest-
ing post to see if he can attract a family.


insurance and places the estimated cost of flood insurance
in the hands of private actuaries working for the major
insurance companies, she said.
"What this means is that flood insurance rates are
going sky-high," Pedota said.
She lost a sale earlier this month because the flood
insurance premium jumped from $1,100 to $7,000.
"That made the buyer ineligible for the mortgage and
the sale was lost," she said.
Biggert-Waters is really going to affect the island's
real estate industry unless the Bilirakis legislation is
enacted soon, she said.
Bilirakis has proposed a 10-year schedule to amend
Biggert-Waters with a more equitable solution, rather
than just immediate, drastic hikes in flood insurance, his
office spokesperson said. The bill, HR 3312, was intro-
duced in Congress two weeks ago.
Homes most affected by Biggert-Waters are those
built before 1974, called "pre-firm" houses. In 1975, the
Federal Emergency Management Authority called for
new homes built in a high-hazard flood zone, such as
Anna Maria Island, to have elevated living space.
When a pre-firm house is purchased, the flood insur-
ance rates will skyrocket for the buyer, Pedota said.
"Homes that are elevated won't be affected as much,
but there will be some impact on the flood insurance
premiums for these houses," she said.
Exactly how much the effect will be is unknown,
Pedota said.
"This whole bill is extremely complicated and dif-
ficult to understand. It is really going to affect our busi-
ness," she said.
Robin Kollar of Gulf-Bay Realty, 5309 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, said she had not yet had any issues with
Biggert-Waters.
"But it's really going to affect the sale of a pre-firm
house," she said. "It will definitely adversely impact my
business, and the entire island real estate industry."
Kollar said buyers who pay cash will have an advan-
tage as they can choose to "take a chance" and not pur-
chase flood insurance.
Unfortunately, she said, the middle income buyers


who need a mortgage will feel the impact.
"And it's not just flood insurance. I understand wind
insurance rates are also going up," Kollar said.
But she can see the other side of the issue. FEMA's
Community Rating System, which determines the flood
insurance subsidy the government provides to municipal
property owners, is $18 billion in debt.
"Obviously, something has to be done," said Wayne
S. i,.'.'iii of S. i,.'.'ini Insurance, 6505 Cortez Rd. W.,
Bradenton.
"But Biggert-Waters is extremely complicated. I'm
taking online classes on the act and I'm sure many other
agents also are taking the classes," he said.
S. i t,'. .inii', who has had his own agency for more
than 30 years, said the full impact of Biggert-Waters is
still not known by the insurance sales industry.
"It's complicated, I can tell you that. If someone has
to get a mortgage, getting the insurance premium rate is
difficult and they are going to go way up, especially if
the home is in a high-hazard flood area," he said.
Pedota said homes purchased prior to July 1, 2012,
won't see the same flood insurance premium impact as
those bought after that date. "They will be much higher,"
if purchased after that date, she said.
Elevated homes built after 1975 will be affected the
least as long as they are occupied full-time, she said.
Second homes and vacation rental properties will see the
largest premium increases, S. i,,;,in, said.
Pedota said the big increase in flood insurance pre-
miums comes when someone sells a home. The buyer is
going to be hit with the new flood insurance rates and
that's going to knock many of them out of the purchase,"
Pedota said.
Cash buyers will realize they are in a good position
and will demand a discounted price on a home, she pre-
dicted.
But for vacation rental property owners, the effect
of Biggert-Waters could force them out of business, or
to sell their properties, said insurance agent Kim Brito
of Academy Insurance in Bradenton.
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But pipeline bills could delay flood insurance hikes


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Joy may be coming to Mudville after all.
Taking nothing away from "Casey at the Bat" by
Ernest Thayer, property owners on Anna Maria Island
can hope the Federal Emergency N Liiigs. m11il \ hIit ,ri
won't entirely eliminate subsidies on their flood insurance
premiums.
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, Fla.,

BIGGERT-WATERS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
seven rentals. He lives on that income. He asked me
what's going to happen to him when his flood insur-
ance premiums become so high, he can't make it
back with a higher rent. I had no answer," Brito said.
Brito also is taking classes on Biggert-Waters.
Even the co-sponsor of the Biggert-Waters Act,
Judy Biggert, R.-Ill., said she never intended the act to
adversely affect the real estate industry of those people
living in high-hazard flood areas.
In an online statement, Biggert and co-sponsor
Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said there have been unintended
consequences to the act.
Pedota said the real impact of Biggert-Waters on the
island will probably be seen this winter season, when
buyers become serious about investing in island property
and apply for a mortgage. The high cost of flood insur-
ance may disqualify many potential buyers, she said.
"We can only hope Bilirakis can get his legislation
through quickly. This whole thing just hit so suddenly,
and nobody realized what was going to happen."
Even island building officials who supervise the CRS
program are unsure of the effects of Biggert-Waters on
Anna Maria Island.
Building official Steve Gilbert of Bradenton Beach
said the act "could mean the end of Anna Maria Island."
Anna Maria building official Bob Welch said Biggert-
Waters is "complicated" to understand.
An aide at Bilirakis' Washington office said the Hom-
eowners Flood Insurance Relief Act brought by Bilirakis
will be pushed as "fast as possible," through the maze of
congressional committees and compromises.


announced Oct. 30 he would introduce legislation in
Congress within two weeks that would provide a two-
year delay for implementing the Biggert-Waters Act.
Biggert-Waters gradually removes government subsi-
dies of flood insurance premiums over a five-year period
in high-hazard flood areas, which includes all of Anna
Maria Island.
At the end of five years, private industry actuaries
would set rates and calculate risk for flood insurance.
During the proposed two-year hold, the House Finan-
cial Services Committee would hear testimony on the
ramifications of the bill for those people living in coastal
flood zones.
The committee hearings begin Nov. 13.
A press release from Bilirakis's office said a draft
Senate bill also is in the works for a similar two-year
delay.
Bilirakis said Florida Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Lakeland,
and Marco Rubio, R-Miami, are behind the senate initia-
tive.
The new FEMA flood-plain map for Anna Maria


The Gulf of Mexico surged up to the Bradenton Beach
Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., during Tropical
Storm Debby in June 2012. Islander File Photo


Island released Oct. 1 once again puts the island
in the high-hazard flood area, the same as the previous
coastal maps dating back to the late 1990s, according to
Anna Maria building official manager Bob Welch.
Welch is Anna Maria's community rating service
representative.
Under FEMA's community rating service pro-
gram, local governments can implement CRS initia-
tives, saving property owners up to 25 percent on flood
insurance premiums. Anna Maria has a CRS rating
of 5, which gives property owners the maximum 25
percent discount.
Until legislation is adopted to halt Biggert-Walters,
when a flood insurance policy comes up for renewal, the
rate will be determined by private company actuaries,
according to FEMA.
"You just don't know how the actuaries are going to
rate anyone's property," Welch said.
Eugene Henry, Hillsborough County's hazard miti-
gation manager, said the Bilirakis bill, along with the
senate initiative, is "good news for everyone who lives
in a high-hazard flood area."
Without congressional intervention, new actuarial
rates could possibly double or triple flood insurance pre-
miums in some high flood-risk areas, he said.
If the Bilirakis bill is adopted, it would apply to flood
insurance premiums in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach.
Kim Brito, an agent with Academy Insurance, 7330
Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton, said her company is hopeful
the Bilirakis legislation will be enacted soon.
"I've seen flood insurance rates go from $130 a year
to $1,100 a year. And people with a mortgage are going
to have to pay any flood premium increase or sell their
property, if they can," Brito said.
"This premium increase is ridiculous and it's going
to hurt second homes and those built before 1974," she
said.
"We have to take classes in Biggert-Waters every
week and it is really complicated. I hope the Bilirakis
bill gets passed quickly so we can find a solution," she
said.


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4 E NOV. 13, 2013 U THE ISLANDER

1 newcomer elected, 2 incumbents return to dais in Anna Maria


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria voters returned incumbent Commis-
sioner Dale Woodland to office Nov. 5, while also elect-
ing recently appointed Commissioner Doug Copeland
and political newcomer Carol Carter. Michael Jaworski
finished last among the four hopefuls in the race for
three commission seats.
Copeland, who was named to the commission in
June to replace John Quam, led all candidates with 333
votes, while Woodland was elected to serve his sixth
term with 320 votes.
Carter drew 310 votes, while Jaworski followed
with 227 votes.
Also on the ballot was a charter amendment to
determine how the city selects a mayor in the event no
one runs for the office or the seat becomes vacant. The
measure passed, 356 to 70, with 86.6 percent of voters


Only Anna Maria candidate Carol Carter and husband
Bob Carter campaigned outside the polling station
Nov. 5 at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Recount a glitch in
'smooth' election

By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
The Nov. 7 recount in Holmes Beach was the only
issue in an otherwise "smooth election," according to
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ben-
nett.
Bennett oversaw his third election since winning
office in November 2012.
I ci'l ihlnui went very good,"
said Bennett. "We do have the
situation in Holmes Beach and
because of the closeness in per-
centages of three candidates, state
statutes require that we do an auto-
Bennett matic recount."
Bennett said the Nov. 5 election
was not as big as the June half-cent sales tax referen-
dum since that election was countywide.
With three elections under his belt, his confidence
in moving forward is high.
"I have a tremendous staff here," he said. "It
makes my job easy being surrounded by such a pro-
fessional staff."
Florida has a history of voting issues and, in 2012,
voters waited in long lines and launched a bevy of
complaints, however, Manatee County did not suffer
from those issues, for the most part.
Bennett said he is intent on making sure county
voters have the easiest and best experience possible
exercising their constitutional right, but there are chal-
lenges in ensuring that happens.
"I don't think people realize how difficult it is get-
ting buildings to use as polling stations and having the
perfect locations for voters is important to the success
of an election," he said. "It has to be a certain amount
of square footage and then we have to convince people
to let us use it. It's a difficult challenge."
But Bennett said he continues to evaluate polling
stations in the county to ensure voters have the best
access to cast ballots.
"We are moving forward and are ready for what
the future holds," he said.


election 2013
A total of 480 ballots were cast in the election,
including 154 absentee votes. That represented a 36.9
percent voter turnout, a good showing for an odd-year
election according to Scott Farrington, deputy supervi-
sor of elections for Manatee County.
There were 157 "under votes," meaning the voter
did not vote for the allowed maximum of three candi-
dates for the open commission seats.
Copeland, who served more than 20 years on the
city's planning and zoning board, thanked the voters for
their confidence.
"I was originally only going to finish my four
months after getting on the commission, but so many
people encouraged me to run for the office, and I thought
I had something to add, that I changed my mind. I'm
glad I did. I think this is a good commission and we've
made good progress at solving issues," he said.
"We may still have a long way to go, but we're
getting there," Copeland said.
Woodland, who was elected to his sixth term, also
thanked voters for returning him to office.


Anna Maria City
Nov. 14, 6 p.m., sweaning-in ceremony.
Nov. 21, 6 p.m., city commission. TENTATIVE.
Dec. 3, 6 p.m., planning and zoning.
Dec. 5, 6 p.m., city commission.
Dec. 11,6 p.m., EEEC.
Dec. 12, 6 p.m., special meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-
6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 18, 1 p.m., sweaning-in ceremony.
Nov. 21, noon, pier team.
Nov. 21, 1 p.m., city commission.
Dec. 2, 3 p.m., Scenic Waves.
Dec. 5, 1 p.m., pier team.
Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP.
Dec. 5, 7 p.m., city commission.
Dec. 11, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.
Dec. 19, 1 p.m., city commission. CANCELED
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-
778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 18, 9 a.m., commission swearing-in cer-
emony.
Nov. 19, 11 a.m., city center committee.
Nov. 19, 7 p.m., city commission.
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.
Dec. 17, 11 a.m., city center.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-


"I'd like to think I accomplished some good the past
10 years, and I look forward to accomplishing a lot more
the next two years. We've got a good, balanced com-
mission and I'm very honored by the voters confidence
in me," he said.
Carter also was appreciative for the confidence
placed by voters in her abilities.
"I've had a lot of experience in working on com-
promise solutions and I believe this commission is one
dedicated to finding compromise solutions that benefit
the residents and community. It might not be easy, but
I'm here to help and the voters have given me their
confidence," Carter said.
Jaworski, also making his first attempt for a political
office, said he was pleased with his showing.
"I want to thank all those who expressed confidence
in me by their vote. I was really pleased to get so many
votes," Jawarski said.
The swearing-in of the new commission will be
at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Anna Maria City
Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, followed by the commission's
organizational meeting.
At that meeting, a chair and vice chair will be
elected by commissioners and liaison appointments will
be addressed by Mayor SueLynn.


Brisk lunch
business
The Holmes
Beach poll-
W We -ing station at
*Gloria Dei
Lutheran
Church saw a
waiting line as
voters Chuck
Lester, left,
and wife Joey
Lester arrived
near the lunch
hour. In the
parking lot,
volunteers from
Crosspointe
Fellowship
were serving
sandwiches.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy






708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Manatee County
Nov. 19, 9 a.m., county commission.
Dec. 2, 9 a.m., county commission.
P Dec. 10, 9 a.m., commission work session, "How
Will We Grow" implementation.
Dec. 17, 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,
941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

Of Interest
Nov. 20,2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Nov. 28, Thanksgiving. Government offices and
The Islander newspaper will be closed Nov. 28-29.
Dec. 9, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall.
i Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, Holiday Inn, 8009 15th St. E.,
Sarasota.
Dec. 18, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, TBD.
Dec. 25, Christmas. Most government offices will
be closed Dec. 24-25.
Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@
islander org.





THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 13, 2013 U 5

Challengers sweep Bradenton Beach incumbents


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
Two Bradenton Beach commissioners and the mayor
will end their terms in public office Nov. 18 with the
swearing in of newly elected officials.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy was
r defeated by 17 votes in the Nov. 5
election by Mayor-elect Bill Shearon.
Shearon tallied 149 votes to Shaugh-
nessy's 132, and absentee ballots put
Shearon over the top.
Shaughnessy held a narrow 108-
/i ...... ,, 104 lead in the precinct vote. There
were 69 absentee ballots counted and
Shearon secured 45 of those votes to Shaughnessy's 24
to win the election.
"It's always difficult to go up against an incumbent,
especially someone like John Shaughnessy, who is a per-
sonal friend of mine," said Shearon. "We served together
on the same commission at one point, but ultimately we
disagreed on how the city should be run."
Shearon said he will work with Shaughnessy through
the remaining days of the mayor's term.
"I have no immediate plans as far as priorities," said
Shearon. "I'm still digesting the election and I'm going
to work with John to get up to speed. So the only plan
right now is to get up to speed and go with the flow."
Shaughnessy said he called Shearon after the election
to congratulate him and wish him luck.
"He's going to have his hands full," said Shaugh-
nessy. I told him he has to be a sucker for punishment to
be mayor."
Shaughnessy said he isn't disappointed by the elec-
tion.
"I had no control and never did," said Shaughnessy.
"The voters have spoken. I can tell you that my wife is
very happy. So happy that had I lost by one vote, I would
wonder which way she voted."
Shaughnessy was in good spirits and he hopes the
city will move forward with the pier renovation as pro-
posed, as well as the cell tower, "but I can't control that
either."


With the election in the past and his term winding
down, he's looking forward to spending Thanksgiving
with his family in Connecticut.
"I have no plans for politics in the immediate future,"
said Shaughnessy. "I'mjust looking forward to spending
some time with my family."

- Ward 3
Former Ward 3 Commissioner Janie
Robertson termed out two years ago
-- defeated incumbent Commissioner
Ric Gatehouse to regain the seat with
Robertson 55 percent of the vote, 154 votes to
Gatehouse's 124.
The precinct vote was a 10-vote margin for Robert-
son, who then captured 44 of the 68 absentee ballot votes
to secure her victory.
"I'm obviously relieved," said Robertson. "Not
that I'm looking forward to all the work ahead, but it
feels good to be able to do something again. It's been so
frustrating looking in from the outside for the past two
years.
Robertson said she is amazed at how close the Bra-
denton Beach election was in numbers.
"I'm pleased the voters had a choice and even though
it was a tight decision, it's a decision," she said. "I'm glad
I have this opportunity to get some things done."
Robertson said a priority is to revisit the cellular
communications tower land lease on city property adja-
cent to the public works building at the end of Church
Avenue.
Robertson has opposed that location and believes it is
an improper use of public land for private enterprise. She
looks forward to taking a closer look at that situation.
Robertson ran on a pro-resident platform to ensure
the public had more input, saying she doesn't believe the
cell tower process was sufficiently vetted.
"I certainly want to revisit some of the issues
already on the table," she said, noting that working with
the county in improving beach accesses and providing
more walkovers for public use is always a priority to
her.


She also wants to see the Scenic Waves Partnership
Committee re-energized. Scenic Waves struggles to keep
a quorum and Robertson said the committee has a proven
track record of helping the city in the past. She plans to
prioritize getting more public involvement with the com-
mittee.
-Gatehouse said he wishes Robert-
son well in her coming term.
"Congratulations to Janie and I
wish her all the best of luck in the next
two years," said Gatehouse. "It's never
a personal thing with me. I did this for
Clarke the city and the city has spoken in a
Democratic process."
Gatehouse said he hopes the new administration
won't drop the ball that the administration has carried
during his term.
"This administration has a fostered a good spirit of
cooperation with Manatee County and other agencies,
as well as local businesses," said Gatehouse. \ ly hope
is that will continue, but my feeling is that will be in
jeopardy."
Gatehouse said his political involvement with the
city may not end Nov. 18.
"If my health holds out and I see a need, I won't rule
out another run," he said.
John "Jack" Clarke will be sworn in as Ward 1 com-
missioner with the ballot winners at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov.
18, at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
Clarke was unopposed in this year's election and
automatically takes office. He stepped up to run for
Commissioner Gay Breuler's seat after she married and
announced she would not seek re-election.
"I congratulate the victorious candidates and look
forward to working with them for the next two years,"
said Clarke.
The commissioner-elect has been diligent in attend-
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date. He said he is up to speed and ready to serve.
"I'm ready to take office," he said, noting that he
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All the same
Last week we told you a little about this newspaper's
humble beginnings in 1992. And this week we thank you
for the many congratulations received from readers on the
street, in the mail and by email.
In a community where there is a constant flux of resi-
dents, newcomers, snowbirds and vacationers, it seems
we're aging to the point that few people recall the "old"
Islander, the former newspaper serving readers in the
1960s and '70s. But we share a long history.
So many people ask me how the island has changed
since that time, and I certainly haven't been here the lon-
gest (since 1975), but I've seen changes.
Things change daily Nothing stays the same. And yet,
it seems everything's the same. Beautiful sunrises over
Perico Island and Cortez start our days, gorgeous sun-
sets over the Gulf of Mexico signal days end, palm fronds
sway in the breeze. There's the lure of fishing and white
sand beaches. Nature provides us with a daily bounty. And
there's all the people we've come to know as friends, and
new ones every day.
If there's a place time forgot, then we must be near
there on Anna Maria Island. Yes, I've seen change, but
somehow the things that matter stay the same.
I like to say, "Everyone here wants progress, no one
wants change."
Here's another trip back in time, a cover story titled
"The Revival" from our first edition and a promise, circa
November 1992:
The new Islander has one promise, to bring back the
sense of community to Anna Maria's newspaper.
We propose to accomplish our goal by reporting the
news about island events, politics, governmental issues
and island people with the understanding that only devoted
islanders can provide.
We have heard you. Everyone laments to us the loss
of the "old Islander."
What happened? Well, a lot of ownership changes
happened and maybe the corporate folks just didn't under-
stand our island community.
That's all past history. The Islander is starting out
fresh. We are going to revive the newspaper business on
this island and, in the process, we are going to provide
island businesses with a top-notch advertising vehicle. One
that will produce results, because we intend to circulate
the paper FREE to every residence on the island.
The Islander can't succeed without you. But if you
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Thanks
To the residents of Holmes Beach, I say "thank
you.
You came out Nov. 5 in a record number to vote for
your choice.


That is impressive.
Although I lost my bid for a seat on the city com-
mission, I won in so many other ways. I stepped out of
,_ ., my comfort zone to run and, in doing so, found many
new friends. I heard much of people's problems and joys
on this island, saw the neighborhoods on foot and loved
- the individual differences of the homes I visited. I heard
worry and concerns of how this island has changed. I
;*;*' : :":. met warm, caring people who took the time to talk to a
* ; stranger. I was shown respect and kindness.
I was educated by this experience. Don't believe
people do not care anymore. Don't believe there are no
Good people and everyone is out only for themselves.
On this island, a wonderful community exists.
On this journey, I also learned about myself. When
I decided to run for office no I'm not crazy, well
maybe I gained courage. I knocked on doors, talked
I with strangers and gave speeches with conviction. This
was not easy for me, but I showed myself that I could
do it.
So you see, I did win in many ways.
To those who gave money, time, and support to my
e i ~ campaign, I give my most sincere thanks. You kept me
or moving forward every day. I hope you know how great
this was for me. If in doubt, call. I will tell you in great
detail.
Carol Soustek, Holmes Beach

~ More thanks
Thank you to all the wonderful folks who helped
mss: package food for Feeding Children Everywhere Nov. 3
B in Holmes Beach.
You packed more than 95,000 healthy, nutritious,
ianl delicious meals for the hungry in Manatee County. Spe-


cial thanks go to those who donated funding and food.
More thanks go to those hunger heroes who braved
the storm and a falling tent to keep the event going,
wading through deep puddles, carrying supplies and
equipment from the field to the police department
garage, which was so generously offered for food
packing by Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer.
He saved the day.
Kudos to you, chief.
With the weather against us, we weren't not quite
able to meet our goal, but we hope to have a mini event
soon to finish, and those who weren't able to help will
have the opportunity to do so.
Thank you again to everyone who took part in this
"feel good" event.
Kim Darnell and Mary Selby, FCE chairs

In gratitude
I would like to extend my appreciation to those
citizens of Bradenton Beach who took their time to vote
Nov. 5. I am honored that you have elected me to serve
as your mayor.
Voting is one of the most important freedoms we
enjoy in our great country, and it was wonderful to see
so many of you exercise this right. I'm grateful to have
earned your trust and your vote.
I'd also like to give a special thank you to the people
who encouraged my candidacy. It takes many dedicated
people to run a successful campaign, and I could not
have done this without you. Ours was a true grassroots
effort.
I would also like to thank the candidates who ran
for office; we remain a healthy community because our
citizens care and are involved.
It is an honor and a privilege, and I look forward
to serving the needs and interests of our community.
Please always feel free to contact me with any questions
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It's an honor


The U.S. Postal Service Nov. 11 dedicated the
World War II Medal of Honor Forever stamps -
paying tribute on Veterans Day and everyday to the
464 American veterans who received the nation's
highest military honor for going above and beyond
the call of duty during the Second World War.
The dedication took place at the National World
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to never forget the sacrifices all of these individuals
made on our behalf." He said he hopes the new Medal
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to preserve veterans stories for future generations.
Donahoe, as well as Peggy Meyers at the Holmes
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mail them around the nation and the world. Save them
for your children and grandchildren.
The commemorative folder is a keepsake.
Meyers said just knowing the commemorative
package was being offered by her post office brought
tears to her eyes.


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Headlines from Nov. 12, 2003
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
was concerned enough about future plans for an 898-
unit condominium project by Arvida Corp. on Perico
Island that he called a meeting between county staff
and Bradenton officials to discuss safety, density and
hurricane evacuation issues. The property was annexed
by Bradenton in the late 1990s.
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Sunshine Law violation. Special declined to name
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emails from Commissioner Anna O'Brien and board of
adjustment chair Ken Lohn. Special declined comment
on the individuals of their part in the investigation.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she and other
island elected officials were "blind-sided" at a county
commission workshop when the county introduced
an impact fee proposal for all new construction in the
county. "1 \ i \ i i iig we learned at the meeting was that
the county considered this a done deal," SueLynn said.
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have an impact fee in place before construction began
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Rare Holmes Beach election recount takes place at SOE


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
It was the first time any of the voters and candidates
asked could recall a recount in an island election, but the
Nov. 5 count in Holmes Beach was too close to call.
At the end of the day, incumbent Commissioner
Pat Morton clearly retained his seat with 753 votes, but
fellow incumbents David Zaccagnino and Jean Peelen
were separated by less than 1 percent of the total votes
-650 to 648 respectively.
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ben-
nett said state statutes mandate a recount.
It was conducted Nov. 7 by Bennett along with
deputy supervisor Scott Farrington and elections office
staff members. The only candidate to attend was Melissa
Williams, as the Holmes Beach election canvassing board,
city clerk Stacey Johnston, Jaynie Christianson and city
treasurer Lori Hill, followed the process to conclusion.
After the electronic recount, Zaccagnino increased
his vote total by one, from 650 votes to 651. Peelen had
648 votes, the same number as the original count, and


Holmes Beach election canvassing board members,
from left, Jaynie Christianson, Stacey Johnston and
Lori Hill. Islander Photo.: Rick Catlin
political newcomer Carol Soustek 635, in fourth position
Nov. 5, lost three votes in the recount.
Zaccagnino and Peelen were certified winners after
the recount.
Bennett said if the recount had shown the difference


between third and fourth place votes was one-quarter
percent or less of the total vote, the elections office would
have been required by law to perform a hand count.
The difference of 13 votes in the recount between
Soustek, who finished fourth, and Peelen, who was third,
did not warrant a hand recount.
The total votes cast for the three seats was 3,104,
while voter turnout was 1,189, or 36.15 percent of the
city's 3,289 registered voters.
The certified results show Morton with 753 votes,
Zaccagnino with 651, Peelen at 648, Soustek with 635
and Williams with 417.
A total of 1,191 votes were cast, including 325 absen-
tee ballots. Two absentee ballots were disallowed in the
recount. One ballot was blank, while the other had four
candidates marked when only three were allowed.
In absentee voting, Morton got 214 votes, Peelen
received 197 votes, Zaccagnino 190, Soustek 181 and
Williams 68 votes.
The recount took place at the Manatee County elec-
tion supervisor's office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton.


Bradenton Beach officials say 'farewell' from dais


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
An old Irish blessing says, "A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering angel, so nothing
can harm you."
Perhaps its a fitting farewell for Bradenton Beach
Mayor John Shaughnessy, who presided over his final
city commission meeting Nov. 7 after falling by 17 votes
to Mayor-elect Bill Shearon in the Nov. 5 election.
Shaughnessy's Irish charm and quick emotions were
apparent in his leadership and, as he and others said their
farewells, sentiments were evident. The gallery was filled
with family members and friends of the mayor and depart-
ing Commissioners Ric Gatehouse and Gay Breuler.
Gatehouse, too, lost a close election to Commission-
er-elect Janie Robertson, while Breuler chose not to run
for another two-year term. John "Jack" Clarke is prepar-
ing to take her seat on the dais.
Commissioner Jan Vosburgh opened the meeting by
thanking the mayor and her fellow commissioners for
their public service.
"It's been a tough job and there's not much apprecia-
tion," said Vosburgh. "There's always criticism and it's
easy to be a Monday morning quarterback. I can't thank
all of them enough."
Breuler said she has served under three mayors and
said working with Shaughnessy was a "wonderful" expe-
rience.
"There was a lot of contention at times, but I'm so


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glad I did it," said Breuler, who was recently wed. "On
the other hand, I'm so glad I got married to a sweet man.
It's on to the next thing. I had great fun doing this and,
hopefully, will have fun doing the next thing, too."
Shaughnessy said his two years as mayor was an
education and even as a former commissioner didn't real-
ize how much is involved in getting things accomplished
on a barrier island.
"It's a long, drawn-out process," he said. "But I
enjoyed it and I really appreciate the city employees
and department heads. It's been a collaborative effort of
everyone and I hope that will continue."
Shaughnessy told Shearon he wished him "all the
luck in the world. You are going to need it."
City attorney Ricinda Perry also addressed the outgo-


ing officials, thanking them for their public service.
Gatehouse thanked the citizens for allowing him to
serve.
"I know we had some contention, but I always tried
to keep the long-range good of the city in mind and hope-
fully we've done that."
While the emotions of the final meeting were appar-
ent, there was still business to address. And while con-
gratulations and best wishes were handed out to incoming
officials, a microcosm of election issues surfaced.
Shearon addressed the commission during public
comment and requested two items on the agenda be
tabled and addressed by the incoming administration.
The mayor-elect wanted agenda items relating to
Perry's re-appointment as the city attorney and the res-
ignation agreement of city clerk Nora Idso moved to his
watch.
"With all due respect, I would like you to consider
moving those items to the next meeting," said Shearon.
"The reason is because there is more information and the
new commission needs to absorb that new information
and those decisions also will have an impact to the budget
that is only a month and a half old."
Perry said the terms of her contract were vetted
during the budget workshops and approved by the com-
mission.
She invoices the city monthly for her services at $180
per hour.
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A motion to approve Perry as the city's legal repre-
sentative passed 5-0.
Commissioners then moved forward with Idso's exit
package.
Breuler said they should address it, "because this
happened during our administration and needs to be taken
care of before this administration leaves."
Vosburgh agreed, saying the new administration
faces enough challenges and didn't need to be engaged
in this administration's "loose ends."
Straight also agreed, saying "We struggled with this
for quite a while. I think this is the answer."
Idso's resignation revolves around health issues, so
the exact reason for her leaving the city after 15 years of
service is protected by privacy regulations.
However, the resignation agreement implies that due
to medical reasons, Idso can no longer perform her duties
on a daily basis. Assistant city clerk Karen Cervetto has
been serving as acting city clerk.
With the unanimous approval of the agreement, Idso
is automatically placed on paid administrative leave until
April 30, 2014. Upon the conclusion of her administrative
leave, Idso agrees to tender her resignation.
Commissioners implied possible legal consequences
could rise from not moving forward with the agreement,
which contains language preventing a future lawsuit. The
agreement also states that the city worked with Idso for
more than a year to address requirements set forth in the
Americans with Disabilities Act.


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thing is unwrapped, it's kind of a letdown."
She said her plans are to remain involved in city
government as much as she can by continuing to serve
on boards when needed and attending city meetings.
Williams also said it's way too soon to think about
another run at politics.
"I spent the day on the beach just trying to get over
it," said Williams. "But, I had a great time and it was one
of the best things I've ever done. The amazing response
I got from complete strangers was eye opening, really
positive."
Williams said the experience was her victory.
"I'm not disappointed in the slightest," she said. "I
would have loved to have won, but I'm very proud of
my campaign. I did my very best and wouldn't change a
thing."
Morton, who has already served a decade on the dais,
is ready for two more years.
"The amount of votes I received, that was big,"
said Morton. "I think a lot of people see what I'm
about and they stepped up. I really appreciate their sup-
port, thank them and look forward to serving another
two years."
Morton said he was surprised at the level of support
he received because no one can predict the outcome of
an election.
"You never know how it will go and I honestly didn't
think I would make it this year because there were a lot of
negative things that happened," said Morton. "I stay away


from that kind of thing. It doesn't do anybody any good.
I'm just looking forward to two more years of keeping
things going the way I think they should be."
Zaccagnino also was surprised at what he called the
"rough" nature of the campaign.
He criticized Grossman and Commissioner Judy Tits-
worth at the onset of the election for singling out and
supporting candidates.
Grossman and Zaccagnino had a squabble over an
issue related to Grossman's homestead exemption, and
Grossman enlisted attorneys to attack Zaccagnino and
defend his property ownership, although it was the mayor
who made the matter public.
The mayor also sent a four-page mailer to voters in
the days before Election Day, touting his actions in the
past year in tones that Williams criticized as "political in
nature."
"It was a pretty rough election and there was some
drastic campaigning on the other side," said Zaccagnino.
"So I'm happy that the Holmes Beach voters picked me
again. I love my job and I'll keep my head down and do
my best for them."
Zaccagnino, who has served eight years on the dais,
said he appreciates his supporters, thanks them and
pledged to work hard in the next two years "to bring the
city back to fiscal responsibility and stability."
The commissioners, all certified after the recount,
will be sworn in at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18.


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Holiday Craft Show and Sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16.
The show will feature handcrafted holiday decora-
tions and a bake sale. Lunch will be available for pur-

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Sarasota Bay program
organizing kayak tours
The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is organizing
kayak tours for the winter and spring seasons.
The tours will begin Saturday, Dec. 7, with an outing
in Neal Preserve, located on the west end of Perico Island
just before the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Nine other tours are planned with naturalist Brad
Tanner, including another tour of Neal Preserve Dec. 21,
Leffis and Jewfish Key tours Jan. 4 and Jan. 18, a Lido
Mangrove Tunnels tour Feb. 1 and Feb. 15, a Blind Pass
tour March 1 and March 15 and a tour of Lyons and
Blackburn Bay April 12 and April 19.
Reservations are required for the outings, which last
about three hours.
And participation in each is limited to 15 people.
For more information, call Sara Kane at 941-955-
8085 or email sara@sarasotabay.org.
Plant sale set for Nov. 13
The Anna Maria Garden Club annual plant sale 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.
Shoppers will find annuals, perennials, succulents,
native plants and member-grown plants and will be
able to consult with master gardeners from the Manatee
County Extension Service.
For more information, call publicist Mary Manion at
941-778-2607.
Art league seeks volunteers
The Anna Maria Island Art League is recruiting vol-
unteers to help at the studio, in the office and also at
festivals.
For more information, contact AMIAL at 941-778-
2099 or email artleagueami@gmail.com.
The league is at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach.

Wildlife Inc. holds garage sale
Wildlife Inc., the Bradenton Beach-based animal
rehabilitation and education program, will hold a "huge
garage sale" Nov. 22-23.
The sale will take place 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 508 65th St.,
Holmes Beach.
For more information, including details on donating
for the event, call Claudia Wiseman at 248-982-5600.


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Proceeds from the craft and bake sale will go to the
Roser Food Pantry and All Islands Denominations.
The event will be held in the church Fellowship Hall
with its entry on the east side of Centennial Chapel.
Volunteers are being sought to help at the event and
donations of baked goods are welcome. A vendor craft
table at the event is $20.
Roser Church is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
For more information, call Glenda Beck at 610-253-
3839 or email info@roserchurch.com.

Bridge Street Market opens
season's events Nov. 10
The Bridge Street Market will take place 10 a.m.-3
p.m. Sunday, beginning Nov. 10 and ending April 27.
The market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, has
been operating for five years and has been "extremely
successful in bringing more business to Bridge Street and
increasing exposure for the participating 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 organization
presents the market, as well as raises money for local
charities, boosts business and improvements on Bridge
Street and sponsors other events, including the Real Flor-
ida 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.

Island Democrats to meet
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet
for lunch and a program on human trafficking on Monday,
Nov. 18.
The luncheon will begin at noon at the Mannatees
Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Lunch is $15 for members and $17 for guests.
The speakers will be Elizabeth Fisher of Selah Free-
dom, a Sarasota-based nonprofit that works to end human
trafficking and sexual exploitation, and Kindsey Neeson,
also with Selah.
For more information call, the Rev. William McGrath
at 941-761-4017.

Thanksgiving AID service
set for Nov. 24
All Island Denominations will celebrate Thanks-
giving with a service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.
The service will take place at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
with the Rev. Michael Garrison and a choir made up
of the choirs from all island churches.
At the service, volunteers will be collecting canned
food donations for the food pantry at Roser Memorial
Community Church.
A reception will take place after the service.
In addition to holding islandwide events, AID, a
group of the six island churches, supports residents
with financial assistance. Member churches also are
major contributors to the Roser Food Pantry.
For more information, call 941-778-1638.


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Community to unite in celebration of

veterans, Thanksgiving at CrossPointe


CrossPointe Fellowship and a coalition of volunteers
and island groups will present a Community Thanksgiv-
ing bridging the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holi-
days, as well as the community 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 fundraising." 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."
"It's a family reunion," said the Rev. Ed Moss, pastor
of CrossPointe, in a news release for the event. "Com-
munity Thanksgiving was designed by AMI leaders for
everyone who calls AMI their community."
Moss said the goals are to honor veterans, give
thanks, develop and nurture friendships and have a good
time.
The program will include:
A tribute to veterans at 11 a.m. The event will
include a color guard, music and a children's presenta-
tion, as well as the creation of cards to send to active duty
service members and wounded veterans.


A pork and chicken lunch will be barbecued on
grills outside the church. There also will be side dishes
and beverages served but no turkey and no cost to the
public.
Music. Island favorite Mike Sales will emcee and
perform throughout the day.
Games and activities for children and adults, includ-
ing a local version of the game "Jeopardy," created by
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society and hosted by
Islander publisher Bonner "Trivia" Joy, a bounce house
and a climbing wall.
Short, inspirational talks from local elected offi-
cials, veterans and others.
An introduction to the neighbors helping neighbors
program.
Moss said, "Leave your wallet at home. E %,i fling i,-I
free. No donations. No fundraiser. This event is all about
bringing us together in a spirit of thanksgiving."
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
others.
For more information about the event, call the church
at 941-778-0719.


By Rev. Ed Moss and friends
Special to The Islander
10. It's a family reunion.
You may live on Anna Maria Island or in Cortez,
Perico or west Bradenton and consider AMI to be your
community. We warmly invite you to join us. We're
planning for one large community family-style reunion
with plenty of food, games and fun ways to make new
friends.
9. It's a privilege to honor local veterans.
At 11 a.m., we unite with the American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post 24 color guard to pay tribute to veterans.
Following the tribute, veterans and their families will
be invited to take their places at the heads of tables where
the community will join them for lunch.
Guests are invited to create cards at the event that
ultimately will by sent to active military men and women
and wounded veterans.
Veterans are invited to wear their uniforms, caps or
other military branch insignias.
8. Thankfulness unites.
Good stuff happens for people who focus on being
thankful. Good stuff happens within our community when
t>_. ,l; t i i %. focus on being thankful. Thankfulness unites
us.
7. Jeopardy.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society and the
church community have contributed fun and interesting
questions about the island and island life. Three teams of
contestants will compete with the audience in Jeopardy-
like challenges with host Bonner Joy of the The Islander
newspaper.
6. Really short, inspirational talks and stories.
Some veterans, community members and elected
officials will give short talks to inspire and motivate us
to be thankful for all we have and for those who sacri-
ficed to give us freedom.
5. Mike Sales.
Sales began singing at age 10. After touring 42 cities
in 11 states, Mike landed in Nashville, Tenn., where he
wrote and recorded music and managed clubs. He eventu-
ally took a friend's t'i.'.'i. ,iin to visit Florida, and he's
been here since. Sales is the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce 2011 Small Business of the Year award-
winner. His third CD, "Paradise Has a Soundtrack" is due


out before Christmas.
4. Some people will have a clue.
If you ask some guests if they have clue, you might
hear, "it's not me." You can them ask for other clues in
your quest to solve: "helped a neighbor
with a at the
The game has three purposes: It's fun to hear other
people say, "I don't have a clue." Second, you get to meet
other people and, third, it introduces "Neighbors Helping
Neighbors."
3. The kids will love it.
Free children's entertainment will include a climbing
wall, bounce houses, cotton candy, temporary tattoos and
games. And free food.
Students and scouts will perform music and conduct
skits on the big community stage.
2. No turkey.
Lunch will be delicious slow-cooked barbecue pork
and chicken. Most likely it will be "all you can eat." Just
like any family reunion, if you bring a side dish or dessert
to share, that would be great, but it's not expected.
1. Leave your wallet at home. F% ililg is free. No
donations. No fundraising. This event is all about bring-
ing people together in a spirit of HiPnkgi ing
Note: Come by trolley if you can. Trolleys will stop
at the event to load and unload on Gulf Drive.


Traditional Thanksgiving plans
Wondering how to spend Thanksgiving on
Nov. 28?
Who's cooking, who's bringing pies? Who's
on cleanup detail?
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and CrossPointe Fellow-
ship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will be
hosting traditional family gatherings with turkey
and all the trimmings prepared by church volun-
teers. Everyone is welcome.
The CrossPointe dinner will be at noon.
The Roser dinner will begin at 2 p.m.
For more information, including how to vol-
unteer or make reservations, call Roser at 941-
778-0414 or CrossPointe at 941778-0719.


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Wednesday, Nov. 13
9-11:30 a.m. -Anna Maria Garden Club Plant Sale,
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
2 p.m. "Celebrating the Holidays with Alzheimer's,"
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-6341.
5:39 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Thursday, Nov. 14
5:38 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Friday, Nov. 15
10 a.m. Senior Adventures meeting, Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-962-8835.
5:38 p.m.- Official sunset time.

Saturday, Nov. 16
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island break-
fast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-1383.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Roser Memorial Community Church
Holiday Craft Show and Sale, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Thanksgiving, Cross-
Pointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:


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Gateway on the bayfront
Local artist Linda Howard's "Gateway" sculpture will
be featured in the Season of Sculpture bayfront show
that opens Nov. 16 and continues into next June. How-
ard's piece will be erected between Ringling Boulevard
and Marina Jacks Restaurant in downtown Sarasota.
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5 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Annunciation 61st
anniversary dinner and wine-tasting, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.
5:38 p.m. Official sunset time.

Sunday, Nov. 17
5:37 p.m. Official sunset time.

Monday, Nov. 18
5:37 p.m. Official sunset time.

Tuesday, Nov. 19
Noon Rotary Club ofAnna Maria Island meets, Bridge
Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach Informa-
tion: 941-794-8044.
5:36 p.m. Official sunset time.

Wednesday, Nov. 20
2p.m. Lifelong Learning Academy lecture, "Florida's
First People" by Scott Chandler, Island Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-359-4296.
5:36 p.m. Official sunset time.

Off-island
Friday, Nov. 15
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fourth annual Siesta Key Crystal Clas-
sic Master Sandsculpting Competition begins and continues
through Monday, Nov. 18, Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach
Road, Sarasota. Fee applies.
6 p.m. South Florida Museum "Greetings from Flor-
ida" film screening, "Clambake," 201 10th St. W, Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

Coming up
Nov. 24, All Island Denominations Thanksgiving
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Dresses for moms, too!
Open daily. 941-792-3366

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art teacher Rob Reiber,
Manatee high student
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HHolmes Beach. The
gallery, operated by the
D. Artists' Guild of Anna
Maria Island, is display-
ing Sarah's artwork
this month. She plans
to attend Florida State
University and major in
interior design. Islander
Photo. Courtesy AGAMI


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Nov. 27, Hanukkah begins at sundown.
h Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.
Nov. 29, Black Friday.

Save the date
Dec. 6, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open
House, Holmes Beach.
C 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.
a Dec. 14-15, Anna Maria Island Art League Winterfest,
Holmes Beach.
d Dec. 14, Roser Memorial Community Church Bethle-
hem Walk, Anna Maria.
Dec. 15, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and
Orchestra holiday concert, Holmes Beach.
Dec. 21, Christmas on Bridge Street, Bradenton
Beach.

Calendar announcements
Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.
org. Please include the time, date and location of the event,
a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The
deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before
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Cortez memories to be preserved in county time capsule


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, the former
Cortez Rural Graded School, is contributing a commemo-
rative pin to the Manatee County Public Library System
to be sealed in a time capsule.
The Cortez Schoolhouse pin is one of a number of
archival items that are to be placed in the time capsule for
reopening in 2055 on the 200th anniversary of Manatee
County.
A celebration to seal the time capsule will take place
at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Manatee County Cen-
tral Library, 1301 Barcarrota Ave., Bradenton. The event
will introduce a display of award-winning local photog-
raphy, a description of items placed in the time capsule
and refreshments will be served. The public is welcome
to attend.
The museum's pin was created for last year's 100-
year anniversary of the Cortez Schoolhouse. Former
students were invited to the museum for the celebration
and were presented with the commemorative pin at the
event.
According to museum supervisor Amara Nash,
approximately 40 former students attended the celebra-
tion and Nash is holding pins for any former students who
were unable to attend. She said she already has distrib-
uted pins to about 20 people who were unable to attend


*Through Nov. 17, "Our Town," Manatee Players, Mana-
tee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W, Bradenton.
Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes
pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-708-6130.
Wednesday, 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 meet-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 941-778-3209.
First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-3209.
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science
night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton.
Information: 941-746-4131.
Most third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden
Club meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tween club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
778-3209.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida

Announcements
Does your organization rely on you to share
its event announcements with The Islander? Send
events to news@islander.org. Please, include a
name, email address and telephone number for the
contact person.


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tive led by the Florida Department of State, Viva Florida
500. The goal is to highlight 500 years of historic people,
places and events in present-day Florida. This year marks
500 years since Ponce de Leon's voyage in 1513, his
landing and consequently the naming of Florida La
Florida. All county library systems in Florida have been


Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-
4131.
Thursday, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main
Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meet-
ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-
6341.
Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., Island Library Book Club,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-778-3209.
Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips
from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bra-
denton 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. Information: 778-0784.
Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party
presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Information: 941-896-3132.
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.
Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-3209.
*Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through
breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information:
941-778-6341.
Third Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m., Manatee County
JuniorAudubon meeting, FeltsAudubon Preserve, 4600 24th
Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110.


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provided a time capsule by the initiative to preserve their
community's 2013 record.
Manatee County's Viva Florida events are sponsored
by the Conquistador Historical Foundation.
For more information about the time capsule event,
call the Central Library at 941-748-5555.
For more information about the Cortez commemora-
tive pin, visit the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th
St. W., Cortez, or call Nash at 941- 708-6121.

More time capsule contents
Manatee County's Viva Florida time capsule will
contain a commemorative pin from the Florida Mari-
time Museum and other items, including:
C A commemorative ornament honoring the new
Manatee Performing Arts Center.
A brochure from the Village of the Arts.
H Hernando DeSoto Historical Society commem-
orative coins.
Artwork by Southeast High School students.

Sunday, through April 27, Bridge Street Market, 107
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.
Monday, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial
Community 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. Information: 941-254-4972.
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats
meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564.
Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 81 meeting, 5801 33rdAve. Court Drive W., G.T Bray
Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.
Tuesday, 10 a.m., children's storytime, 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. Information: 941-794-8044.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge,
the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.


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14 0 NOV. 13, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

BB pier reconstruction expands with tourist tax boost


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
A Manatee County Board of Commissioners vote is
all that awaits up to $1 million in funding for the reno-
vation of the Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street
Pier.
"They still have to vote, but it won't be a problem,"
said Mayor John Shaughnessy at a Nov. 7 city pier meet-
ing. The Manatee County Tourist Development Council
approved the partnership in late October after Shaugh-
nessy approached the board for assistance.
While the TDC can vote for expenditures for tour-
ism-related projects, it is the county commission that has
the final say on tourist development tax spending, as the
TDC is a recommending board to the county.
"The money should be available in December," said
Shaughnessy, who won't be in office to oversee the proj-
ect after losing the Nov. 5 election to Mayor-elect Bill
Shearon.
Shearon attended the meeting in advance of his
swearing into office Nov. 18.
The city pier team typically meets once a month, but
with the impending start of construction, the committee


Attorney Jay Daigneault of Dunedin said he is still
the attorney for Holmes Beach Commissioner Jean
Peelen as the defendant in a civil suit brought against
her by John Agnelli.
Daigneault was retained by the Florida League of
Cities to defend Peelen under the city's liability policy
with the FLC.
Agnelli's attorney, Peter Mackey, presented his
client's case against Peelen as an individual, not as an
elected official. Circuit Court Judge Diana Moreland
ruled in favor of Mackey, which was affirmed in an
appeal by Daigneault to Florida's 2nd District Court of
Appeals.
Mackey's office then raised the issue of who would
pay for Peelen's personal legal fees.
The suit was brought against Peelen by Agnelli after
the commissioner sent emails to constituents in 2012


The iconic Bradenton Beach pier awaits repairs and
customers. Islander Photo: Mark Young

is meeting the first and third Thursdays of every month.
While the city awaits the county's approval, the
scope of work is expanding. The city had the foresight
to have project drawings done for what was expected to
be a limited budget, but also included enhanced design
features in the event funding became available.
Initially, officials were unclear if they would have


contained alleged damaging statements about Agnelli.
Peelen admitted to making false statements about
John Agnelli, saying she intended to name John's son,
Frank Agnelli. She apologized for her error, but Agnelli
maintains the damaging comments about him will remain
on the internet in perpetuity and, further, that the com-
ments, while intended for Frank Agnelli, are baseless.
A spokesperson for the FLC said the question of who
pays for Peelen's legal fees has not been discussed with
the FLC's insurer. At the present time, the FLC is paying
Daigeault under the city's insurance, the spokesperson
said.
Efforts to reach the FLC legal counsel in Tallahassee
have been unsuccessful to date.
Daigeault said he is still the attorney of record, but
declined to discuss payment issues with regard to the city
of Holmes Beach and Peelen.


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enough money to restore the pier to its present size and
design, but made sure full restoration was included in the
request for proposal.
Building official Steve Gilbert said the engineering
firm completing the scope of work and designs included
an RFP template for the city to use as a guideline before
putting the project out for bid.
Police Chief Sam Speciale, pier team facilitator,
said before an RFP was written, the city could decide to
expand the proposed renovation from its original starting
point at the gate of the adjacent floating dock to include
the entire pier and boardwalk.
Based on the county's funding assistance, the city
also has decided to upgrade the materials. The wooden
decking will be replaced with composite materials that
the team believes will give the pier a longer lifespan.
Special said it wouldn't look right to have a cutoff
point of composite to wood decking, and the city was
already going to have to replace the decking at the out-
door dining area of the restaurant due to warping.
He said the city should consider expanding the com-
posite decking to the restaurant and on the boardwalk
leading to the clock tower.
Commissioner-elect John "Jack" Clarke, who is
replacing Ward 1 Commissioner Gay Breuler Nov. 18,
said that from a funding standpoint, "The city owns the
pier. We are having the pier fixed. It's our pier, let's get
the whole thing done."
Shaughnessy agreed, saying there is no sense leaving
part of the pier incomplete and have to come back in a
few years to have it done.
"We got the money to do it, let's do it," he said.
Breuler and Commissioner Jan Vosburgh agreed, but
Gilbert said the suggestion is "beyond the scope of work
the commission authorized to have done."
Gilbert said to redo the design would delay the proj-
ect for months, but he advised instead that the city could
authorize an addendum to the scope of work as a second
phase and put that out to bid.
"All it has to say is that we are removing and replac-
ing all the existing wood with composite," he said. "It
would only be a matter of adding another page."
Gilbert wanted to know who would write the RFP,
but Shearon said he would soon meet with county offi-
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Legal steps taken by Anna Maria vacation property owner


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
One Anna Maria property owner isn't gambling on
approval for his setback variance, he's taking steps to
ensure it.
Joseph Acebal of Anna Maria Properties LLC has
filed a before-the-fact Bert Harris Act lawsuit against
Anna Maria if he doesn't obtain the required setback
variance for a new home at 414 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Attorney Scott Rudacille of the Bradenton law firm
of Blalock Walters, representing Acebal, filed a 25-page
brief with the city Oct. 30.
Rudacille claims the brief is a "concurrent claim
for relief' pursuant to Florida's Bert Harris Jr. Private
Property Protection Act, while his client seeks a setback
variance.
"This letter serves as our client's written claim for
relief pursuant to the provisions of the act," Rudacille
wrote.
Rudacille said his client is "proceeding through the
city's administrative process to request a variance" to
resolve a solution to a setback issue that arose after the
home was built.
However, Rudacille said the letter was given to the
city "in an abundance of caution and to preserve our cli-
ent's rights" under the Bert Harris Act, passed by the
Florida legislature in 1995. The brief states that if Acebal
does not get the variance, he is seeking an $824,000 set-
tlement.










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antiques and collectibles. With the Christmas holidays
fast approaching, they're geared up with an awesome
selection of antiques, inkwells, smalls, great glass and
a plethora of fun and unusual gifts.
Giving Back in Holmes Beach offers new mer-
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The vacation rental home at 414 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, owned by Joseph Acebal of Anna Maria Prop-
erties LLC, is the subject of a variance that may lead to
legal action. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Anna Maria building official Bob Welch said as far
as he knew, the variance application has not been heard
by the planning and zoning board.
Mayor SueLynn said she didn't appreciate the city
being threatened with a lawsuit before any action has
been taken regarding the variance request, particularly
since the Bert Harris Act first requires mediation.
"Mr. Acebal will receive all the due process he is
entitled to receive," she said.
In the brief, information is provided from a real estate
appraiser for Acebal's $824,000 claim.
But a concurrent claim along with a variation request
may not be how the Bert Harris Act works, according to


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a Florida expert on Bert Harris actions.
The claim is supposed to come after a governmental
action results in what the aggrieved party believes is an
"undue burden" and "a taking," according to an article
written by Tampa attorney Ron Weaver.
Mediation between the aggrieved party and the city
must take place under the Bert Harris Act. The allowed
mediation period is 180 days, Weaver said.
If no settlement is reached, according to the act, the
party who believes a government action resulted in "a
taking" or an "undue burden," may then file with the
circuit court for relief.
Weaver stated, "Close to 200 claims have been filed,
but only a small amount have been fully adjudicated by
the courts."
City attorney Jim Dye has said the Bert Harris Act
is confusing to many people, including attorneys.
The 414 Pine Ave. home was developed by Shawn
Kaleta, who said he has no right, title or interest in the
property.
An online check of state records shows Anna Maria
Properties LLC, the corporate entity that owns 414 Pine
Ave., has an address in Minnesota.
Acebal formerly operated a chiropractic office in
Holmes Beach and co-owned some 71 franchised and
company-owned Ideal Image laser hair removal salons.
Ideal Image sold in 2011 for $175 million.
Efforts to reach Rudacille for comment before the
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Tribute, a celebration in
memory of all veterans
and their families held at
Holmes Beach City Hall.


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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 13, 2013 0 17

Islander salutes veterans,

military service
An estimated 125 people attended the eighth annual
Islander Veterans Tribute Nov. 11 outdoors at Holmes
Beach City Hall. By the end, there was hardly a dry eye
in the crowd.
The ceremony honored all veterans, particularly
those who have been featured in The Islander's Greatest
Generation and Forgotten Generation columns.
Bonner Joy, editor of the paper, served as emcee.
Speakers included myself, Islander columnist for
World War II and Korean War veteran stories, and Gene
Ciliberti, who fought in the Korean War. The Rev. Ron
Joseph gave the benediction.
Entertainer Mike Sales led the group in singing the
Star Spangled Banner following the Pledge of Alle-
giance.
The event was highlighted by the American Legion
Kirby Stewart Post 24 Honor Guard, which presented the
colors and a rifle salute, followed by member Bill Miller
performing taps, the bugle call for departed comrades.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer helped spon-
sor the event. The public works department assisted in
the setup of the tables and chairs, while coffee and donuts
were supplied by The Islander and Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe.
Joy announced the newspaper will begin interview-
ing Vietnam War veterans in the future as the number of
WWII and Korean War veterans is dwindling.
There were few dry eyes remaining at the end of the
ceremony as Sales sang God Bless America and guests
departed.
Anyone who served in WWII, the Korean War or the
Vietnam War in the U.S. Armed Forces or one of its allies
interested in sharing their story is asked to call 941-778-
7978.
See you next year for another tribute.
Rick Catlin


By Jennifer Glenfield
Islander Reporter
The Church of the Annunciation at 4408 Gulf Drive
in Holmes Beach hosted a luncheon Nov. 8 for local
women who knitted and crocheted rectangles to make
afghans for injured military men and women.
The women who worked on the afghans gathered in
the main hall at the church to share their work and con-
nect. The luncheon featured speaker Diane Layman of
the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa. Layman
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L\ >.i) year we have a luncheon around Veterans
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Terry Hussey of the Church of the Annunciation wrote
in a statement about the event.
The church women began their project four years
ago. They knitted and crocheted 6-by-9-inch squares and
sent them to an organization in Washington, D.C., that
designs and assembles the rectangles, creating afghans
that are sent all the over the world to men and women in
the U.S. military branches.
The Washington group disbanded earlier this year,
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decided to carry on. They held their first design event in
September, where 12 members created 20 afghans from
1,000 rectangles.
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Across
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and 2007 Grammys
for Best Spoken
Word Album
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sn o w bound
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15 Put one's hands
together
19 Setting for Henry
James's "The
American"
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"Game of Thrones"
21 Company whose
logo as.
appropriately.
crooked
22 Burrow,. perhaps
23 Many service dogs.
after 29-Across?
25 Roi's wife
26 ___ Stanley
Gardner
27 French colony until
1953
28 The Warrior
Princess
29 The) get stuffed at
Greek restaurants
31 Rapper with the
2013 No. I album
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34 Eighty-sixes
35 Foil user's words
38 Foreshadows
39 A/C measures


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40 Serious break, after
48-Across?
42 Author John
l)ickson __
43 Mao __-tung
46 Harvests
47 "1 don't know why
this way"
48 Schedule planners
50 Years. for Cicero
51I On thc q.t.
53 Sail extender
54 She. overseas
56 Greek goddess of
witchcraft
59 Salinger title girl
60 Legendary Scottish
swimmer, after 66-
Across?
66 Tart treats
68 Potter's base
69 Painted crudely
71 Gulf of
72 Marx without much
to say
74 Cruiser repair site
77 IList component
81 Circus founders.
after 89-Across?
84 "The Lion King"
lioness
85 Overflowed
87 Swelled head?
88 Ice cream brand
89 Ice cream treats
91 Shield border
92 Mastodon features
93 Clobber
94 Jet Ski competitor
97 Forces from office
98 Begins to wake


99 Where Margaret
Thatcher studied
chemistry, after
108-Across?
101 Winglike
102 "Thc King and I"
role
106 Ilrich of Metallica
107 Obliterate
108 Short-lived pests
... or an alternate ve
title for this puzzle
110 Prefix with -
geuarian
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112 Guam, e.g.: Abbr.
113 Only inanimate
zodiac sign
114 Lee of Marvel
Comics
115 Beginning
116 Northeast vacation
locale, with "the'"
117 "The Lion's Share"
author


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2 The Tide
3 River of Pisa
4 Tokyo beauty, maybe
5 Smokestack emission
6 Poe poem
7 Tony inner Lena
8 All that ___ bag of
chips
9 Second word of "A
Tale of Two Cities"
10 "The more the _"
11 N.B.A.'s Shaquille
and Jcrmainc
12 Ps chedelic
c\periences


13 Shape (up)
14 Glenfiddich bottle
size
15 Wipes off. say
16 Caterpillar, for one
17 Dancer Alvin
18 Iron
24 Book in which
Moses is born
29 Split the check
30 They're way out
32 Buds
33 Ball game
35 Med. test
36 Saints' home, for
short
37 Feds
38 Frederick's of
Holl) w od
purc h cases
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eyes
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42 Twin-hulled vessel
43 Many a broken
statue
44 Tighten one's belt
45 Politico Kefauver
48 Hockey fake
49 Phone button
51 "Here's looking at
you. kid" addressee
52 Mother, e.g.: Abbr.
55 PsvchedeIic drug
57 Mar), Lincoln, nee

58 Jackson-to-
Birmingham dir.
60 Earthy pigment
61 Santa ___
62 Damages
63 "L.aw & Order:
SVU" force
64 Man) a collector's
resource


65 Preacher, for short
67 Fourth-longest river
of Europe
70 Powerful line

73 Puck's master
75 "Over TI here"
soldiers

76 Word of woe
78 Does what George
Washington
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79 Oscar winner
Jannings
80 Lead-in for physics
... and picman?
82 Enthusiastic reply
83 Grease dissolver
85 Casual top
86 Medal awarded to
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field
92 Scrap
94 Performs
unaccompanied
95 Perfect
96 Vessel with an arch
97 Some exams
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SVeterans Day and ThQanksy

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The purpose of this event is to celebrate our veterans and bring together old-timers and newcomers,
year-rounders and northern friends, children and seniors in a spirit of thanksgiving

Saturday, November 16
10:OOAM-2:OOPM


on the grounds of CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
(the trolleys stop at the event)


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Annual Sandblast co
The annual Sandblast sand-sculpturing event spon-
sored by Keep Manatee Beautiful in partnership with
Manatee County and Team Sandtastic, took place Satur-
day, Nov. 2, at Coquina Beach.
While a morning barrage of thunderstorms dampened
the beach and the event, spirits remained high for the


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Anna Maria Island Girl Scouts celebrate their run-
nerup prize in the Nov. 2 Sandblast competition at
Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo:
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Congratulations,
again
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Sec have remarried pre-
viously and shared
their travels with The
Islander newspa-
per. The most recent
vows came on a trip
to the Sandals Resort
at Exuma Bay in the
Bahamas Oct. 18-26.





petitiono: A beauty
teams of castle-builders.
Ingrid McClellan, executive director of Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful, announced the winners.
In the free-form category, first place went to Mav-
erick and Mr. Whiskers, built by SCF Phi Theta Kappa
and sponsored by Waste Management.
The runner-up was Exodus by the Happy Gospel
Church team and sponsored by Waste Pro.
In the holiday category, first place was awarded
Calvin & Hobbes "Snow Sharks" by the SCF Earth Club,
sponsored by the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.
The runner-up was Florida in the Fall by the South-
east High School Visual & Performing Arts Academy and
sponsored by Florida Power & Light Co.
First place in the wildlife category went to Sea Crea-
tures Survival by the Lincoln Middle School Student
Council, with John Neal Homes as sponsor.
The runner-up was Shmingo Sealife by the Anna
Mafia Island Girl Scouts, sponsored by Rusty and Ingrid
McClellan.
Medallion awards were presented to the Face of a
Pirate by the Anna Maria Island Privateers with sponsor
Teitelbaum Development; Train to Success by the Boys &
Girls Clubs sponsored by BrightHouse Networks; Doing
Justice Just and sponsor Waste Pro; Live the Arts by the
Manatee School for the Arts with Linda Evans Photogra-
phy as sponsor; and Mosaic by the Southeast High School
Key Club.

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Boater caution: Manatees
make annual migration
Florida manatees are beginning their annual migra-
tion to warmer waters, which is their instinctual response
to winter's approach and surviving the cold.
As these slow-moving aquatic mammals migrate
along rivers, canals, bays and coastlines, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission cautions boaters
to slow down and watch out for manatees. The average
adult manatee is 1,000 pounds and 10-feet long but may
be difficult to spot despite its size.
"You can help manatees by slowing down and follow-
ing posted speed zones when operating boats or personal
watercraft. Manatees often feed in shallow seagrass beds
adjacent to deeper waters," said Carol Knox, who leads
the FWC's imperiled species management section.
"Wearing polarized sunglasses helps you spot a man-
atee underwater. Also watch for circular wave patterns
on the water's surface called manatee footprints -
indicating a manatee's presence below," she said.
Throughout the state, many seasonal manatee protec-
tion zones go into effect Nov. 15.
Look for posted signs on the water indicating boat
speed zones. A "slow speed" zone means a boat should be
completely settled in the water without excessive wake.
November also is Manatee Awareness Month, a time
to celebrate Florida's official state marine mammal.
The FWC asks people to report sick, injured,
orphaned, entangled or dead manatees by calling the
Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or call-
ing #FWC and *FWC via mobile phone.
For more information, go online to myfwc.com/
manatee.


Obitnary

Lucille Ann Machak
Lucille Ann Machak, 80, of Holmes Beach, died Nov.
2. She was born April 25, 1933, in Cleveland.
Lucille was a dental assistant for eight years.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home of Bradenton is in
charge of arrangements. Services will be private.
Mrs. Machak is survived by her husband of 56 years,
Steve; daughters Karen Axmann and Catherine Groat;
and great-grandchildren Madeline, Carter, Dylan and
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Anna Maria
Nov. 3, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue, criminal
mischief. A complainant reported the lock on his boat lift
control box was broken.
Nov. 3, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier. A
witness called police to report a paraglider appeared to
be in trouble while flying above the pier. Manatee County
Sheriff's Office deputies responded and initiated a search.
The paraglider was located on the beach at Bean Point
and the man said he was having issues, and he had been
looking for a safe place to land.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach
Nov. 4,200 block of Second Street North, domestic
disturbance. A man and woman were arguing about a third
person in their relationship. The man had been drinking
and the argument intensified when he began llun,' i"
various items around the residence. Police arrived and
determined no physical contact had been made during
the argument and the man agreed to leave.
Nov. 8,118 Bridge S., Sports Lounge, information.
While on patrol, an officer was stopped by a man, who
said he had been drinking and wanted to find a taxi. The
man was holding a bloody rag, but when asked what hap-
pened, he said an unknown male punched him in the nose
because he was talking with some women in his group.
He did not wish to press charges.
Nov. 4, 1600 Gulf Drive N., Coquina Park, theft.
A woman reported that she put her cellphone on a table
assumed her boyfriend was watching while she entered
the restroom. Her $250 phone was stolen.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez
No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
Holmes Beach
Nov. 1, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, domes-
tic battery arrest. A man returned from a bar and began
arguing with his live-in girlfriend. The argument turned


physical when the man allegedly slapped the woman
in the face. Neighbors heard the commotion and called
the police. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer
responded and observed a red mark on the woman's face.
The man was arrested for misdemeanor domestic bat-
tery.
Nov. 2, 200 block of 29th Street, domestic battery
arrest. According to a probable cause affidavit, a 26-year-
old man physically assaulted a woman he resides with
after exiting the bathroom without warning. The report
states the man struck the woman on the head and neck, at
which time he threw her to the ground, bit and continued
to hit her. A juvenile attempted to intervene and the man
allegedly struck the juvenile, as well.
Oct. 27, 100 block of 51st Street, theft. A complain-
ant reported he left his bicycle unsecured in his front yard.
He left the residence to go to church and upon returning
discovered it missing. The bike was valued at $150.
Oct. 27, 100 block of 65th Street, beach access,
theft. A woman reported two unsecured bicycles valued
at $300 were stolen from the beach access.
Oct. 27, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, theft. A
man was reported to have taken a large, $100 bottle of
vodka, exiting without paying. A description of the man
and his vehicle were provided to police.
Oct. 28, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. A complainant
reported that four rented bicycles valued at $800 were
stolen from their garage. The victim said the bikes were
locked, but that the key to the lock was left in one of the
bicycle baskets. On Oct. 30, police were contacted about
a suspicious man exiting the woods and pushing a bicycle
near the 2800 block of Avenue C. Police responded and
recovered the four stolen bikes. The suspect was not
located.
Oct. 31,4200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. Two unse-
cured bicycles were reported stolen overnight. The bikes
were valued at $260.
Nov. 1,3000 block of Avenue C, an unsecured bicy-
cle valued at $100 was stolen from under a stairwell.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports from the Bra-
denton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and
Manatee County S/hi if's Office.


THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 13, 2013 E 21

Longboat Pass mishap


An alert photography student, Greg Donoghue, on
a class outing at Longboat Pass caught this shot of
a head boat under tow, missing the Longboat bridge
opening. The U.S. Coast Guard inspected, but, accord-
ing to Donoghue, soon left the scene.


Courtwatch


Charges dropped in
AM city pier incident
The state will not pursue charges against a Bradenton
man arrested in August for alleged burglary to an unoc-
cupied structure.
A probable cause affidavit filed by the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office said John Donald Sprameli was
arrested in Holmes Beach.
A witness allegedly told the MCSO that Sprameli
tried to open a freezer door at the City Pier Restaurant in
Anna Maria and triggered an alarm.
The report said he and two others ran off the pier.
Sprameli, 23, was in his truck when stopped by
authorities in Holmes Beach.
A notice from the state filed at the Manatee Judi-
cial Center in Bradenton in late October said that formal
charges would not be filed in the case.


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Bradenton Beach commissioners finalize pier restaurant deal


By Mark Young
Islander Reporter
In one of the final actions for Bradenton Beach
Mayor John Shaughnessy and Commissioners Ric Gate-
house and Gay Breuler Nov. 7, a new concessionaire for
the Historic Bridge Street Pier was finalized.
While the chosen operators have had the support
of the full commission since winning out over another
bidder, the vote to officially award the request for pro-
posal narrowly passed 3-2.
The three outgoing officials voted in favor of Roland
Pena and his restaurant operation, newly named as Cast
and Cage, while Commissioner Jan Vosburgh and Vice
Mayor Ed Straight changed direction, voting against the
bid.
Breuler moved to award the bid to Pena with Gate-
house seconding the motion. During discussion, Vosburgh


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said she changed her mind.
"With much regret I choose to vote no," said
Vosburgh. "After more review, I feel they lack experi-
ence. My heart says to give them a chance, but my head
says to look out for the citizens and taxpayers of this
city."
Straight was hesitant to choose Pena during the bid
process, but ultimately sided with the remaining commis-
sioners. He did not explain why he changed his mind and
voted with Vosburgh.
However, the motion passed 3-2 and Pena signed the
lease the following day. The commission, with Pena's
corporation, also passed the final reading of an ordinance
authorizing the lease in a 3-2 vote, again with Straight
and Vosburgh dissenting.
Prior to approving the lease, Perry updated commis-
sioners on a point raised during negotiations.
Previous tenants of the pier have not been asked to
pay state or federal taxes on the property. However, the
question was raised as to whether taxes have to be paid
when the city leases to a private entity.
"In speaking with two representatives of the Internal
Revenue Service, they said mostly likely it's all taxable,"
said city attorney Ricinda Perry. "The only way to know
for sure is to get an official opinion from them and it
would be binding."
Perry said given the cost associated with getting
the IRS opinion, she conducted her own research and
believes by changing the lease language to read "conces-
sionaire" it would remain tax exempt.
However, the bait shop and operations at the kiosk
and harbor master's office would be taxable at $35 and
$48 a month respectively, as they are considered retail.
They also plan to sell sandwiches and other food from
their restaurant menu at the kiosk.
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Pena said the taxes were never a deal breaker, so
the changes that are made in the lease are not something
we have an issue with."
After the meeting, Pena said he was surprised by
the 3-2 vote from a commission that had previously sup-
ported his efforts.
Earlier in the day, the city pier team meeting was held
and Pena told commissioners how much he appreciated
their support.
"We appreciate your help in the guidance we've
received," he said. "If not for all your help guiding us,
we wouldn't be here ready to sign the lease."
For Pena, it's all about moving forward. He said four
of his staff now are food-safe certified with more certifi-
cations pending.
As soon as he moves equipment into the facility,
inspections will commence and Pena said he'll be deco-
rating and opening the doors for business.
"We are hoping to open by Jan. 15 at the latest," said
Pena. "We want to open sooner."
In other matters, commissioners unanimously
approved a temporary-use permit to the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., allowing two temporary
restroom trailers and an office tent while renovations con-
tinue.
Commissioners also unanimously approved the
appointment of Tjet Martin to the Scenic Waves Part-
nership Committee.

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5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, PTO dinner, AME
cafeteria,
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, fourth-grade con-
cert, AME auditorium.
Thursday, Nov. 21, progress reports.
Nov. 25-29, fall break, no school.

Happy Than giving!

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For
more information, call 941-708-5525.





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.
Feature: 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.
Monday, Nov. 18
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks
Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, McManatee Rib Patty,
with Bun, Steamed Green Beans, Baked Fries, Mixed Fruit
Feature: Chef Salad
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Breakfast: Burrito
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken with Breadstick, Meatball Subs, Broc-
coli and Cheese, Cucumber Coins with Dip, Fresh Fruit Cup.
Feature: Veggie Garden Salad
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty, Toast
Lunch: Tacos, Calzone, Refried Beans, Lettuce and Tomato
Cups, Peaches. Feature: Popcorn Chicken Caesar Salad
Thursday, Nov. 21
Breakfast: Biscuit, Chicken Patty
Lunch: Holiday Ham, Turkey Gravy, Garlic Dinner Roll, Extra-
Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Mini Romaine Salad, Fruit Crisp.
Feature: Italian Salad
Friday, Nov. 22
Breakfast: Mini Pancakes
Lunch: Pizza, Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Corn, Cherry
Tomato with Dip, Mandarin Oranges. Feature: Chef Salad
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


AME student
awed by author
Fifth-grader Grayson
Chatt meets his favorite
author, James Patterson,
at an Oct. 30 book-signing
at Inches Fitness, 4702
Cortez Road W., Braden-
ton. Grayson waited in
line for more than an hour
with his mother and Anna
Maria Elementary teacher
Heather Nybergfor a
chance to talk to Patterson.
Grayson told Patterson he
loved his books so much,
he now is an avid reader.
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PTO dinner plans precede
AME fourth-grade concert
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher
Organization will host a community dinner in the school
cafeteria 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Following the dinner at 7 p.m., the school's fourth-
grade classes will perform a concert in the auditorium.
The PTO dinner partner is the Anna Maria Oyster
Bar.
Adult dinners are $8, including baked chicken or cod
served with macaroni and cheese, Caesar salad and bread.
Kids' dinners will be $5, including entree, macaroni and
cheese, applesauce and bread. Drinks are included in the
meal price. Desserts will be available for a donation to
the PTO.
For those who plan ahead, meals ordered by Monday,
Nov. 18, will be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift
card from the Anna Maria Oyster Bar.
For more information, call the school at 941-708-
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24 0 NOV. 13, 2013 0 THE ISLANDER

No surprises from soccer playoffs, championships await


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
There were no upsets in playoff action in the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's fall soccer league. The
8-10 and 11-13 divisions both will pair No. 1 versus No.
2 in championship matchups this week.
Island Pest Control takes on Beach Bistro for the
league title in the 8-10 division at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov.
15, while The Feast takes on LPAC in the 11-13 division
final at 7 p.m. the same night.
Beach Bistro got to the 8-10 division finals on the
strength of an 8-5 victory over American Marine that
wasn't as close as the score might make it seem. Sean
Rodriguez scored twice in the game's first four minutes
on the way to a 4-1 halftime lead. Each time American
Marine scored to cut into the Beach Bistro lead, Beach
Bistro would answer back with another goal.
Two minutes into the second half, American Marine's
Halle Bingham passed ahead to Anthony Manelli, who
scored to cut the lead to 4-2.
Three minutes later, however, Rodriguez took a pass
from Ciarra Buff, dribbled forward, stopped and neatly
the ball in the upper right corner of the goal from 20 yards
out for a 5-2 Beach Bistro lead.
A minute later, Rodriguez corralled a punt from
Thomas Heckler, and drew the defense to him before
laying it off to Tuna McCracken, who walked the ball
into the open goal for a 6-2 Beach Bistro lead with six
minutes to play.
From that point, the teams traded goals until Ameri-
can Marine's Tyler Brewer scored in extra time to mark
the final goal of the game.
Rodriguez finished with four goals to lead Beach
Bistro, which also received a pair of goals from McCracken
and one goal from David Daigle in the victory.
American Marine received three goals from Brewer
and two from Monetti in the loss.
The second semifinal match saw Island Pest Control
edge Tyler's Ice Cream 3-1. Joshy Calhoun, Julius Petereit
and Javier Rivera scored one goal each for Island Pest,
while Ava Alderson scored the lone goal for Tyler's.
Tyler's advanced to the semifinals by defeating LPAC
3-1 Nov. 5. Jeremiah Sculco scored two goals and Gianna
Sparks had one goal to lead Tyler's in the victory.
LPAC defeated Waterfront Restaurant 3-1 Nov. 5 to
advance to the 11-13 division championship game. Tyler
Pearson scored two goals and Ryan Fellowes added one
to lead LPAC to victory. Silas Banyas scored the lone
goal for Waterfront in the loss.
The Feast defeated Jen Crady Massage 4-1 in the
second semifinal match of the evening behind two goals
from Michael Latimer. Adra Dupuis and Ben Calhoun
each added a goal in the victory. Jacquilan Schlossberg
notched the lone goal for Jen Crady in the loss.

Hooke takes down records
Former Islander and longtime Galati Yacht Sales
employee Mickey Hooke won the Oct. 27 inaugural USA
10K, Half Marathon Beach Running Championship in
Cocoa Beach.
Hooke, 52, took the lead for duration within 50 yards


of the start on the way to a 37:34 time and the event
record, Masters event record, Grandmasters event record
and course record.
Hooke finished more than two minutes ahead of
his nearest competitor and now has a state title (Florida
2008), world beach title (2012) and the October USA
beach title.

Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club held its annual fall Stag Day
tournament Nov. 6. The event drew 72 golfers in morning
and afternoon flights of four-man teams, with each player
playing their own ball.
In between flights, the men enjoyed a lunch prepared
by the club's new chef, Scott Langdon.
Jim Mixon, son Mark Mixon, Fred Meyer and Char-
lie Knopp combined on a net score of 137, while Larry
Pippel survived a score-card playoff to take low-gross
honors with a 1-over-par 33. Gary Silke grabbed low-
net honors with a 9-under-par 23, while Gary Harris and
Merritt Fineout won closest to the pin on the third and
eighth holes respectively.
The club women played a nine-hole, individual-low-




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net match in four flights Nov. 5. They also had a side
game of individual low putts by flight.
Helen Pollock and Mary Lou Dreier grabbed first
place in Flight A with a 1-under-par 31, one shot better
nli.ihriN f ri it Layh. Phyllis Roe and Sue Hookem finished
in a tie for third place at 1-over-par 33.
Terry Westby and Mary Selby both carded 2- under-
par 30s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight B. Liz
Lang was alone in second with a 31, while Joyce Brown
was two shots back in third place.
Christina Mason topped Flight C with a 1-under-par
31, giv ing her a three-shot edge on Connie Liv anos and
Joyce Lathrop, who finished in a tie for second place.
Sally Keyes and Penny Auch tied for first place in
Flight D with matching 32s.
Marcia Helgeson 12 putts in Flight B was the low
number for the day followed by 15 putts from Helen Pol-
lock, Heather Blane and Brenda Solleveld from Flight
A. Christina Mason and Jan Jump each took 17 putts in
Flight C, while Penny Auch, Pat Rice and Joanne Ozdych
each had 20 putts in Flight D.

Horseshoe news
Three teams emerged from pool play during Nov. 9
horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe
pits. Hank Huyghe and Tom Skoloda drew the bye and
watched as Gene Bobeldyk walked his way past Steve
Grossman and Norm Langland by a 21-8 score. The
wait was worth it for Huyghe-Skoloda, as they defeated
Bobeldyk 21-14 to earn the day's bwila,__,ind rights.
Nov. 6 action saw four teams advance to the knock-
out stage. Hank Huyghe and John Crawford edged Dave
Lansaw and Norm Langland 21-15 in the first match,
while Sam Samuels and Norm Good defeated Herb Pur-
year and Adin Shank 22-9. It was all Samuels-Good in
the finals, as they easily defeated Huyghe and Crawford
22-9.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play, everyone is welcome.



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Settling into fall fishing, arrival of migratory species


By Capt. Danny Stasny
Islander Reporter
As we settle into fall, the waters around Anna Maria
Island can be a host to a variety of migratory fish. The
favorite of these is probably pompano, although Spanish
mackerel, bonito, kingfish and shark are becoming read-
ily available.
To target pompano, try fishing the beaches with a
Doc's Goofy jig or some sort of Cannon Ball-style jig.
If you prefer live bait, sand fleas or shrimp will get you
connected. For the macks and bonito, silver spoons are
deadly just cast to feeding fish and retrieve your spoon
quickly for a hook up.
On the flats, redfish are still schooling, although
this will diminish as water temps drop. If you can't find
the schools, try dock fishing with live shiners, pinfish or
shrimp, but don't be ashamed to cast a small chunk of
mullet or ladyfish under the dock. Redfish will definitely
respond to dead bait in the right conditions.
On another note, the gill net ban controversy is ongo-
ing. As of late Wednesday, Nov. 7, an appeals court had
decided to allow the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission to continue enforcing the net ban as the
case continues through the court system.
You can visit FWC's website at www.myfwc.com
for more information.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing the
usual suspects coming to the pier. Spanish mackerel and
jack crevalle are being caught on small crappie jigs or
silver spoons. Generally, if there's a good showing of bait
around the pier, you can expect to catch macks and jacks.
If there's no bait, you're better off using live shrimp under
the pier for flounder and snapper. There also are a few
keeper-size grouper under the pier, so be ready.
Other catches at the pier include ladyfish, lizardfish
and a few sand sharks. For the sharks, try casting out a
chunk of fresh-cut bonito or Spanish mackerel. Make
sure to use stout tackle as you never know what size
shark will chomp your bait. Sharks up to 8 feet are not


Ellen Bisson and friend, visiting with family from
Indiana, show off their Nov. 6 catch, kingfish caught
offshore using live bait on a charter trip with Capt.
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uncommon.
Aaron Lowman of Island Discount Tackle run-
ning charters and working the shop says he's targeting
migratory fish along the beaches. To start, he anchors and
chums to get fish around the boat. As the fish swarm, his
clients to cast into the frenzy. Expect to catch macks,
bonito and jack crevalle. The macks are increasing in
size as we settle into fall and fish in the 5-pound range
are not uncommon.
Once finished with the light-tackle action, Lowman
pulls anchor in search of bigger prey sharks. By cruis-
ing along the beach, looking for diving birds he's find-
ing big schools of threadfin herring attracting black tip
and spinner sharks. Lowman's clients are casting chunks
of fresh-cut mackerel into the bait school and hooking up
50-100 pound sharks.
Moving inshore, Lowman is still locating schooling
reds, although the fish are spooky. His clients are putting
a gold spoon ahead of the school, reeling it up in front of
their noses, but chasing a school of redfish can be tough.
Patience is a virtue for catches of reds up to 30 inches.
Capt. Warren Girle is working his boat nearshore for
migratory species Spanish mackerel, bonito, kingfish
and jack crevalle. By using live shiners for bait, Girle's
clients are getting drag-screaming action without ventur-
ing more than a few hundred yards from the beach. While
targeting these fish, expect to encounter shark, too.
Moving out a little further, Girle is catching keeper-
size gag grouper on nearshore structure as well as limits
of mangrove snapper. For the gags, Girle is bating up with
pinfish and shiners. The same applies for the mangoes.
Expect to encounter grouper up to 30 inches and mangoes
in the 15- to 20-inch range.
Finally, Girle moves inshore for a payoff on redfish.
He's leading his clients to slot- and over-slot reds and
some spotted seatrout. As for the trout, 15-20 inches is
the norm.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters is tar-
geting schooling reds from Terra Ceia south to Sarasota
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and using a push pole to slowly, quietly approach the
fish. Live shiners cast just ahead of the schooling fish are
producing fish for his clients.
Snook are being reeled up on the Fishy Business boat,
too. Again, live shiners are the bait of choice. When target-
ing snook, Gross is chumming with live bait, which not
only gets the linesiders in a feeding mood, but also pro-
vides a casting target. Most snook are in the 20- to 24-inch
range, although keeper sizes are not uncommon.
Finally, Gross is targeting macks and bonito off
the beaches of Anna Maria. Diving birds lead Gross to
schooling fish and non-stop action for his clients. It's
possible to make a catch on every cast when the macks
and bonito are feeding heavily.
Send fishing reports to fish @islander.org.


Not all fishing is by hook and line, as Morgan Greig,
front, and Logan Reiber, both of Holmes Beach, dem-
onstrate. They speared cobia and grouper off Anna
Maria Island in early November.


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Chiles digs farming
Ed Chiles, owner of three restaurants, including the
Sandbar Restaurant, 100 SpringAve., Anna Maria, is now
putting on overalls and dli ,'.,I'iii'_' into agriculture.
Chiles recently leased the Gamble Creek Farm in east
Manatee County and has become co-owner of 3 Boys
Farms in Ruskin.
The farms are growing vegetables, fruits and herbs to
supply the Chiles' trio of restaurants and other area food
providers.
3 Boys Farms is the only U.S. Department of Agri-

a Ed Chiles, owner
....- of restaurants in
_fr: Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach
and on Longboat
Key, is now in the
farming busi-
ness, supplying
fresh fruits and
vegetables to
his restaurants.
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Courtesy Chiles
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culture- certified, hydroponic, organic farm in the United
States, a Sandbar press release said.
"I'm really excited to be involved with these two
great operations, and even more excited to offer these
fresh, local, heritage products to our guests. You can
taste the difference in our salads and side dishes," Chiles
said.
The fruits and vegetables from the two farms are
distributed daily to the Sandbar, the BeachHouse Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, and the
Mar Vista Dockside Pub and Restaurant, 760 Broadway
Ave., Longboat Key.
For more information, call 941-778-0444.

Into expands on Perico
Minto Communities LLC of Tampa, developers of
Harbour Isle on Perico Island, recently added 14 acres to
its property.
A press release from Minto's Tampa office said the
company bought 14.3 acres of adjacent land from Hayden
Lane 1 Ltd. for $3.8 million. Hayden Lane is owned by
Whiting Preston of the Manatee Fruit Farms farming
family that originally sold the property to Arvida in the
late 1990s.
Minto Communities purchased the original property
for $8.3 million from Arvida-St. Joe in 2007.
The release said the additional property will be part
of Harbour Isle's fifth phase of community housing. Con-
struction will begin after phase three is nearly sold out.
The first phase is sold, while the second phase has only


At the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce
annual dinner Nov. 4 at the
Key Royale Club in Holmes
Beach, winners of the 2013
W chamber awards for business
success were announced.
SWinners are Darrin and
W tDawn Wash, left, of Wash
S Construction Medium Busi-
ness of the Year; Joe and
I Petra Praetor of Just 4 Fun,
Small Business of the Year;
and Stewart Moon Jr. and
Trudy Moon of Air & Energy,
Large Business of the Year.
S i Islander Photo: Dara Caudill

a few remaining vacancies, the release said. Phase four
also is under construction.
Harbour Isle features a community center, walking
trails, pools with cabanas, a kayak launch and a mile-long
manmade lake. A complex of retail shops and restau-
rants as well as a beach club and meeting rooms also are
planned.
When fully completed, Harbour Isle will have 686
residences.
For more information, call 877-372-4010.

Water shuttle shuffles stops
The Anna Maria Island Water Shuttle and Island
Pearl excursions are operating on a new schedule for the
winter season.
Capt. Jeff Stephens said the day trips vary by loca-
tions by the day, but the most popular tours originate in
Holmes Beach at the Mainsail Marina adjacent to Wells
Fargo Bank.
A popular day trip runs south to Marina Jack's res-
taurant in Sarasota, while another day trip the circle
tour loops Anna Maria Island with a side trip to the
Mar Vista Dockside Pub and Restaurant on Longboat
Key.
Other day trips go from Holmes Beach to Beer Can
Island on Longboat Key, and to the Twin Dolphin Marina
in downtown Bradenton.

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The shuttle also offers express trips to Egmont Key,
a dolphin watch tour and a sunset cruise.
The Island Pearl offers day trips for snorkelers and
bathers to selected locations in Perico Sound.
Reservations are required for the shuttle and the
Island Pearl.
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
said.
For more information, call 941-780-8010.

Chamber inducts new board
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
inducted new board members and officers at its annual
awards dinner Nov. 4 at the Key Royale Club, Holmes
Beach.
Larry Chatt is the incoming chair of the board, while
Karen LaPensee is the chair-elect and past chair.
Lori Gyson is treasurer, Lois Gift is secretary. Board
members are Wende Webb, Linda Dickson, David Teitel-
baum, David Berube, Ellen Aquillina, Barbara Murphy,
Eric Cairns, and Amy Tobin. New to the board this year
are Dan Alderson, Janet Mixon and Wayne Gunter.
The much-awaited chamber business-of-the-year
awards for 2013 culminated the evening, that included
a cocktail mixer, music by Mike Sales and dinner by
the club. Winners are Just 4 Fun of Holmes Beach,
small business of the year; Wash Family Construction
of Holmes Beach as medium business of the year; and
Air & Energy, also of Holmes Beach, as winner in the
category of large business.
Finalists in the business of the year awards are Sher-
ri's Island Images, Studio At Gulf & Pine, Dogs For The
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 news@islander.org. Hi-res photos welcome.


Earth, White Sands Beach Resort, Duffy's Tavern, The
Feast Restaurant and Anna Maria Island Resorts.

Chamber schedules Novem-
ber events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly sunrise breakfast 7:45-9 a.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 13, at the Tortuga Inn outdoor pavilion, 1325
Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are
required.
The chamber's monthly networking event is 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Island Coffee Haus,
5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Cost of the event is $5 and reservations are requested,
but not required.
Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Refresh-
ments and snacks will be served and door prizes will be


THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 13, 2013 0 27
awarded.
For more information or to make reservations for
either chamber event, call 941-778-1541.


LBK chamber sets luncheon
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will hold
its November networking luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Chart House Restaurant, 201
Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Cost of the event is $20 for members and $25 for
guests. Reservations are required.
Chamber members are urged to bring a guest or pro-
spective chamber member.
For more information or to make a reservation, call
931-383-2466.

Real estate transactions
Jesse Brisson 's column is on vacation this week.


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COMPUTER: DELL DUAL 2.8GHz HT, refur-
bished, $75. 941-756-6728.

FREEZER: NINE CUBIC foot chest, $65. 941-
778-1620. Holmes Beach.

FOR SALE: FANCY gold mirror, $35, antique
seahorse lamps, 2/$50, queen bed, white iron,
$50. 941-713-5555.

COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100,
above-ground pool, ladder, accessories, 15-18
foot, 1 year old, $100. 941-778-3920.

Individuals may place one free ad with up to
three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words
or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted
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THE HIVE: GIFTS & Arts at Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach. Local hand-made unique
jewelry including our very popular Mermaids
Range, Tibetan jewelry and goods, plus Pan-
dora-style charms and various gift items from
around the world. 941-730-1745.

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

WANTED: XBox, Wii units with games for Min-
istry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive,
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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-
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TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys.
941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.
corn. Discoverannamaria.com.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

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

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,
repairable fishing poles and reels, nets, tackle,
buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your
gear at The Islander newspaper office, 5604B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2
p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m.-1
p.m. Saturday. Accepting donations 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-
779-2733.

STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment
sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops
on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
941-383-1901.
SALE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Beach
furnishings, TVs, etc. 3716 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. 863-698-4417.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16. Stationary
bike, extension ladder, bedding, household
items, furniture, clothes, plants, books. 505
69th St., Holmes Beach.


FOUND: TWO MATCHING rings, found Colum-
bus Day on beach, near chair by water. Bra-
denton 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,
941-778-4410, reward.

MISSING: GRETA-THE-CAT. White, calico
spots, dark ears, tail. Call Kate, 941-567-6577,
or Sharon, 941-778-9432. Reward.


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

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.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals
and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish,
Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call
Brian at 941-685-1400.
More ads = more readers in The Islander.


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND boaters: Selling or
buying, call Captain Dave! World Class Yacht
Sales, 877-901-BOAT. captaindave@wcyacht-
sales.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 trolling motor with battery. Must
see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735.


ISLAND LUMBER: FULL/part-time lumber-
yard position, must have valid Florida license,
knowledge of lumber and the ability to lift/
load in excess of 60 pounds, Drug-free work-
place. Apply in person. 213 54th St., Holmes
Beach.

MARINA HIRING NIGHTWATCHMAN. Retir-
ees welcome. Must enjoy working around the
water. Please, call Mike for details. 941-962-
9021.

CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION: Full or part-
time in hardware store. Hardware experience
required, lumber experience a plus, Monday
through Friday, possibly Saturdays until noon.
Additional job requirements: office work, stock-
ing and sales, able to lift 50 pounds. Interested
applicants must apply in person: Island Lumber
and Hardware, 213 54th St., Holmes Beach, FL
34217. Please, no phone calls.


LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood
development major. Emily, 941-567-9276.

RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysit-
ter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-
7995.

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
Beach.



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.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service since 1999.
941-779-6638. Leave message.



HANDYMAN
Jim Basiley, LLC
Engineer turned Handyman
free estimates -- no service charge -- no job too small
Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Air Conditioning, Power Wash
Call Jim at 941-448-7806 or email: jimbasiley@gmail.com

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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ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year
Island resident, references. The Flying Dutch-
man LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior,
carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747.
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free
estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native
islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experi-
ence. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying
assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-
2535.

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

CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-
756-4570.
INTRODUCTORY OFFER! BUY one, get one
free music lesson, manateemusic.net or 941-
741-8832.
NEW REAL ESTATE photography services for
the Bradenton and Sarasota area. Professional
photography and video at affordable rates. Call
For Real: 941-524-4656.
JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean
your home like our own. We offer organic
cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise,
941-730-6773.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA.
Airport runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-
545-6688.
PART-TIME BOOKKEEPING services available,
experienced and reliable. Call Michael at 941-
713-0284.
COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus
cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, soft-
ware and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and
removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace
broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander
Socko a call: 941-799-1169.
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD's Window
Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes
Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean.
941-920-3840.
ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.:
38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941-
778-3046.


BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service,
repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Wil-
liam Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience
of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia,
more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call
today for an appointment, 941-518-8301.
MA#0017550.MA#0017550.


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


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

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

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

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30 years experi-
ence. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336.

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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING &eserial
Family Owned and Operated since 1975
New Construction Remodeling |
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778-3924 or 778-4461 5508 Marina Drive, Holrv:, 1iii'Ih 'i" Sat

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JOHN NAN 248.802.7802e

BOAT, RV & TRAILER STORAGE
Wash Down Easy Access Clean Security Cameras
941-232-9208 Rates starting at $40
Centrally located off Cortez Road 4523 30th St. W.
Warehouse/Workshops also available


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Let us put our 35 years of experience to work for you!
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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial,
interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper.
Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.
vangopainting.net.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases
of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured.
Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul
Beauregard, 941-730-7479.

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

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

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, com-
mercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows,
lawn services, also. 941-756-4570.



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


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SHELL POINT BEAUTY Beautifully maintained 2BR/2BA
upper unit in quiet complex. Steps to great views of Watson's
Bayou on shared grounds. Steps to pool. $249,000.


Older ground-level, 2BR/2BA, north end of Anna Maria.
Detached garage. Location, location! $1,650,000


WEST COAST SURF SHOP
CELEBRATING 50 SUCCESSFUL YEARS
Business and real estate. Next to the public beach. One of
the largest and oldest surf shops on the west coast of Florida.
Three apartments upstairs, only 100 ft to the beach.

Mike 800-367-1617
NormanKN*- 1 941-778-6696
Norman 3101 GULF DR
Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com
sales@mikenormanrealty.com


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 with views, pools, Jacuzzi,
tennis, boat dock. Seasonal or yearly. Call
818-620-0901.

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 consider waterfront condo.
Tom, 941-993-4909.

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/1BA quaint cottage with all the
modern amenities. Available November,
December, January. www.aposporos.com.
Terry Aposporos, 941-778-8456.

ANNUAL RENTAL: NW BRADENTON: 3BR/2BA
private home with a heated pool, fenced back
yard. Tile and carpet, granite counter tops, two-
car garage, covered patio, partial lake views,
washer/dryer hook-ups. Lawn care and pool
care provided. Small dog considered. Close to
Robinson Preserve. $1,600/month. First/last/
security. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.


1 BR AND 2BR units off Cortez Road, two miles
from the beach. 3611 117th St. W., one block
from the bay. $650-$800/month. 941-518-
8478.

SUMMER SANDS: BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA con-
dominium with 30-foot lanai overlooking Gulf.
Private beach and heated pool. Available Jan-
uary 2014, $3,600/month, 30-day minimum.
Visit www.aposporos.com for photos. Terry
Aposporos, 941-778-8456.


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

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

FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller
needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate.
com. 941-400-8735.

GREAT LITTLE HOME, great big view.
1950s-built cottage on open water. FSBO
$849,000. Leave message, 941-730-2606.

LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA.
$230,500. Over-55 community, no pets,
renovated home, quiet area, double carport,
ground floor, boat docks, kayak/canoe facili-
ties, heated pool, exercise room, tennis,
shuffleboard, and waterfront park on beauti-
ful Sarasota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton
Beach. For sale by owner. Call Fred 941-794-
5011.

SANDPIPER RESORT ON Island. 2BR/1BA,
$49,900. Call Anne, Realtor, 941-713-9835.
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