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The government calendar. Page 4 Page 5 reader letters. Page 6 ber 2003. Page 7 Pages 10-13. Pages 16-17 Page 21 Island real estate transAsTheWorld Terns discover the bond. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Meetings Op-Ed PLEASE SEE AM PARK, PAGE 3 Page 26 Happenings VOLUME 22, NO. 3 NOV. 20, 2013 FREE PLEASE SEE BB MAYOR, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE AMI TOURISM, PAGE 2 Thankful table traditions. Page 14 Concerns about AM park donations ignite discordBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Sometimes people in Anna Maria take one step forward and two steps back which appeared to be the case Nov. 14 when Anna Maria commissioners began discussing the ner Alan Garrett called the Anna Maria Park the six vacant lots at Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard. Commission Chair Chuck Webb questioned whether the park should include already approved parking spaces and also expressed concern that the plan includes restrooms. sion by former Commissioner Gene Aubry includes landscaping, 15 parking spaces and public restroom facilities. cipal with Pine Avenue Restoration, which pledged a $100,000 donation toward the cost sion previously agreed to the donations and the Aubry plan parking, restrooms and all. Coleman said Rex Hagen pledged a $50,000 donation to the park on the condition it would incorporate some parking. And, at a commission meeting in June, commissioners voted for Aubrys plan. But Webb, on Nov. 14, disagreed with the conditions placed on the plan. I missed that meeting, but I believed my fellow commissioners would not accept any donation with conditions attached, Webb said. I thought the commission would be adamant that no strings would be attached to the donation. Had I been there, I would have (voted) down the donation, he said. City attorney Jim Dye said he was asked to write an agreement accepting the donations from PAR and Hagen. He did not have the agreements with him, but said the executed agreements should be at city hall. He cautioned commissioners: When reviewing the site plan, base your decision on gled in front of you. You can accept donations, but you cant have conditions attached. Commissioner Dale Woodland said the documents were agreed to and signed. Coleman said PARs pledge included a draw if there was a major deviation from the plan as submitted by Aubry. Calling for unity event at offered to New BB mayor bows out, but lawsuit continuesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said 5 election was that he was, for all intents and purposes, suing himself. To be honest, I wasnt sure if I would izing that I had won, I said, Wait a minute. Im suing myself. 12 in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Shearon with two other city residents. in June 2012 following the citys decision to enter into a joint development agreement with poration, to construct a dune and parking lot denton Beach. The dune has since been constructed, but if the plaintiffs win, the dune could be removed and the beach restored as it was before the agreement. Chiles, who is not named in the lawsuit, has held off on the parking lot portion of the agreement until the dispute is resolved. But the BeachHouse already uses the area for its valet parking lot. The city entered the agreement after weeks of contention from citizens and the planning mended denying the agreement. The P&Z board cited various violations of the citys comprehensive plan and land development Strong words from former Commissioner ney Ricinda Perry, who called into question Island accommodations: A lot to give thanks forBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island accommodation owners and managers already are giving thanks for a dations booked for Thanksgiving, with only able. At Cedar Cove Resort, 2710 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, owner Eric Cairns predicted the resort would have its best Thanksgiving week ever. available, and the way the phone has been ringing, I dont expect those to last very long, Cairns said. Weve got lots of families coming, and we may do a Thanksgiving dinner for our guests. hell do his best to accommodate people, either at Cedar Cove or a neighboring property. Theres usually one or two people who decide at the last minute to come to the island for some peace and quiet, he said. At the White Sands Resort, 6504 Gulf said Thanksgiving reservations really look giving Day. Meanwhile, in the vacation homes industry, dations, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, said she had some homes available but people who are looking for peace and quiet have booked well ahead of time. Well do what we can to help know to book ahead. If AMI Accommodations doesnt have a suitable rental, Powers said the staff will call around looking for what that guest desires. We all try to help each other, especially when its busy like this weekend, she said. The same is true for Island Real Estate Were really about topped out, but weve got a few left. Well do all we can to help the if they can help. All in all, its going to be a Grant FISH. Page 9 Stocking the island pantry. Page 10 Streetlife

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NOVEMBER SPECIAL TAKE-OUT ONLY Flocking to AMI lies who enjoy what this island has to offer. Beach, would remain open until 8:30 p.m. through the week to assist those looking for accommodations. David Teitelbaum, owner of four resorts in Braden ton Beach, said advance reservations for Thanksgiving have gone through the roof. Visitors to the island have learned not to wait until a few days before a holiday. You dont want to get shut out from your favorite resort by waiting until the last minute, he said. But island, we all cooperate with each other. Teitelbaum owns the Tortuga Inn, the Tropical Isle, the Silver Surf, the Tradewinds and the SeaSide resorts, all on Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach. resignations. Jo Ann Meilner and Shearon were among the P&Z members to resign and, along with Shearons personal Martin was recently appointed to the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee a city commission advisory board by the former administration. The suit continues with Meilner and Martin as plain tiffs and the case has had little movement since it was but the former administration rejected their offer. Com missioners proposed mediation, which was rejected by the plaintiffs. Shearon said there was no other option for him as mayor but to drop out of the lawsuit. I dropped out so that there is no confusion and no No room at the inn? No problem Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman said the chamber keeps a list of available accommodations from among its members during holidays. we can put them in touch with the right property theyre looking for, she said. For information on accommodations during 1541. The chamber office is at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Robertson and a BB MAYOR AMI TOURISM attorney Ralf Brookes or have any responsibility with Mr. Brookes or this case. When asked if he would recuse himself in future pro ceedings involving the case, Shearon said he was advised that he is free and clear to vote on decisions pertaining to the case, but that he would not take that step until he Ill have to get advice from the city attorney on that, said Shearon. Im taking every step to make sure was to get myself out of the case. Shearon said the next step is to wait and see, but assured the public that he would not involve himself in decisions pertaining to the lawsuit if there is any indica tion of impropriety. So right now, Im in total limbo until I can sit down with the city attorney and see what my legal standing is, he said. Shearon was to be sworn in as mayor Nov. 18.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 3 11:30-9 941.778.5092ENJOY The Feast Restaurant Winners!Come find out why were voted No. 1 PIZZA on AMI by Islander readers! LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS LOBSTAHS 5337 Gulf Drive | Anna Maria Island | 941.779.1000 NEW MENU!HAPPY HOURFood & Cocktails 3-6 NEW MENU! Got Buttah?SEAFOOD | STEAKS | PASTA | COCKTAILS BURGERS | WINGS | HOT DOGS | PIZZA DAILY SPECIALS & CHEFS SELECTIONSSunday Chicken Wings $8 Fri & Sat Prime Rib $18 Tues & Thur Filet of Grouper $15 Mon& Wed Lobster Tail Plate $14 ESPN & SUNDAY FOOTBALL PACKAGES ON BIG SCREEENS AM PARK Woodland said it would be irresponsible to change course now. We have an agreement, so its the right thing to do, he said. He said Hagen wanted the restrooms, but if that wasnt working out after the park opened, the city could then remove them. He indicated that changing the design before completion of the terms was not part of the deal. Mayor SueLynn was adamant that the commission honor the agreement. I cant believe you are rehashing this again. The commission already voted for this plan. This is what you agreed to and weve already moved forward, she said. When commissioners agreed to the park plan in June, she told the newly seated commission, she had asked Are you sure this is what you want? She said it was incredible for the commission now to have second thoughts. Nineteen trees were planted at the park and an irri gation well was dug. The 15 parking spaces have been surveyed and a lot of other work has been accomplished, she said. Commissioner Doug Copeland agreed the city should at least have some parking at the park. Forget about the money. Weve already agreed to this plan. Webb, however, said he wanted to review documents on the pledges and meeting minutes and learn more about how much work the city has done at the park. He continued further discussion of the site plan to the Dec. 5 commission meeting. Nothing is engraved in stone, Webb said. Coleman, a member of the citys P&Z board, which routinely reviews site plans, gathered his thoughts after ing out what he considered to be an obvious procedural oversight. lots site plan has caused a fundamental misstep. Even though signed contracts would seem to bind the city, he wrote, the contracts are irrelevant. Site plan review is not Coleman said the criteria for approving or denying site plans is black and white. cials are bound to approve it, regardless of personal pref erence. Accordingly, if a plan fails to comply, it must be denied, he said. The commission is required, personal preference or desired policy differences not withstanding, to approve this plan based solely on the fact it has been submitted (by the city) in proper form and is compliant with existing codes and ordinances. He wrote, Site plan approval must be based on sub stantial competent evidence as to compliance with exist ing code. Period. Renourishment ahead Commissioners also got an update at the meeting on beach renourishment from Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker. project, which begins in December. But, he said, Anna Maria beaches are in pretty good shape. sicker said. Renourishment will begin at the 79th Street beach in Holmes Beach and proceed south to Cortez Readying renourishment New to the dais be renourished and new, adjustable groins will replace the deteriorating concrete groins. Sand will then be pumped on the shore to the southern end of Coquina Beach. In other matters Commissioners adopted Nov. 14 an ordinance that requires each property to display its street number with on the water to display the address on the waterfront. Commissioners also rezoned the six vacant lots on residential to public recreation area in compliance with the comprehensive plan. The public hearing on a stormwater management amendment was continued to Dec. 5, as was discussion beachfront extending south from Magnolia Avenue. Commissioners also agreed to discuss beach wed dings in the context of special event permit requirements at the Dec. 5 meeting.

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4 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Bradenton Beach Holmes Beach Manatee County Will We Grow implementation. West Manatee Fire Rescue Of Interest ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall. Sarasota. Legislative delegation to hold hearing Manatee Countys state legislative delegation will Manatee. The program, scheduled to last until noon, will take place in the Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information or to schedule testimony, The deadline to request time on the agenda or to submit materials for the hearing is 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Information must be received by that time at 100, Bradenton.HB trafc committee drafts overow parking proposal Holmes Beach. season ahead. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Seeking ways to gain use of more parking for visitors to the Manatee Public Beach appears to be the focus for Holmes Beachs congestion committee. The committee has focused on two primary issues at the main beach, Manatee Public Beach at 4000 Gulf Drive. ment at its Nov. 12 meeting that would establish shared parking terms at churches and businesses for beach over the city commission. With the details of the agreement in place, commit tee member Bob Johnson said the next step is establish ing whether the committee or the city will negotiate the agreement with the subject property owners. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, who regularly attends the congestion committee meetings, recom mended that the committee take on that responsibility. Johnson expressed concern that once the agreement is approved by the commission, there may be some factors that a church or business would want to add or change Monti suggested that the committee draft a proposal that includes the agreement and outlines what the city has tentatively agreed to do, such as purchasing and installing signage. He said to include as much information as possible in one sweeping proposal and he would seek to have it placed on a city commission agenda as soon as pos sible. Johnson said he would draft the document and include a publicity plan and signage to get people to the It is my hope to have this plan in place and operating by Feb. 1, said Johnson. Committee chair Carol Soustek said its a realistic target date. Public beach parking The committee is awaiting a proposal from building lane, per Manatee Countys approval. motorists to drop off passengers and beach gear and then Police Chief Bill Tokajer, an adviser to the commit tee, said the study should be done soon for the commit tees review. The number of parking spaces at the beach is esti cumstances, as many as 200 additional spaces could be provided, according to Soustek. I saw a tentative outlay and it looks wonderful, she said, noting she has an appointment with a valet company plans. Committee members discussed a valet lot, which would condense parking, allowing even more public parking. photos of the parking lot and believe an additional 50 parking spaces could be added by realigning the existing parking spaces. The committee also is in discussion with the county to move equipment from the north end of the parking lot elsewhere, creating more room for parking. In other matters, Soustek placed on the agenda her possible replacement as chair. because a member called for my resignation. The other is because I was running for commissioner and, had I won, I would have had to resign. Soustek, however, lost in the Nov. 5 election. email expressing frustration over the committees lack of action. Soustek said if it was the committees desire, she would step down. meetings to be open and friendly, so you get a lot of input from people. everyone has their own way of doing things, but they had no issues with Soustek remaining chair. We just need to concentrate on moving forward in a positive direction, but need to be aggressive and get this stuff done, said Johnson. Monti said the committees recent disagreements par alleled what is going on at the city commission level, and that the key is to move forward with mutual respect. You can disagree, but its important you respect the other persons opinion, said Monti. I think this group has done a great job. Youve accomplished a lot. Buildup for re safety

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6 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Jennifer Glen eld, jennifer@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Carol Brenneman Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Cheryl Nordby Schmidt Capt. 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It was all free, too. There were kids and old folks, pirates and pastors, songs and speeches, games, playtime, food and, best of all, a tribute to veterans of Americas armed forces. Medals, banners and ribbons were shining on the shirts of some attendees, while others wore insignias on caps. All had salutes, cheers and tears. It was a day to celebrate our veterans service to our country and to all of us. There were World War II vets to honor. There were stories shared. Cards of encouragement and notes of thanks were created and posted on a wall. The colors were presented by the American Legion paid them tribute. The inaugural Community Thanksgiving sans turkey will continue to unite us until next year when we celebrate the day again. With many thanks to CrossPointe Fellowship for bringing us together, please, spread the word. All about time times, the calendar and outside forces have different plans for us. Just in the past few weeks, we saw the launch of two other grand events as if there were any lack of Both the Symphony on the Sand, a joint production by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Anna Maria Island Privateers inaugural Pirate Invasion, including an elegant masquerade ball, were new to the calendar and much celebrated. while occasions to celebrate. And maybe people were celebrating the conclusion of another local election in the islands three cities Nov. 5. Maybe. The choices were all good in Anna Maria, and we est in the city and its mostly positive looking forward. commissioners took a commission seat and the mayors The southernmost city may be heading out of the challenged mayor with big vision. But the election in Holmes Beach didnt go as well it was a battle among them and new political tactics that went far beyond the norm for an island where the I want to keep it that way. Aggression from behind the front lines played into campaigner nearly bumped off one of their own. And lets hear it for the mayor who brought bad taste and bad politics (wait, isnt that the accusation he used against one of the commissioners?) to new levels, sending out his opinions on a job well done by his chosen few just days before the election. State of the city report? Ha. It walked, talked and Needless to say, these players were shamefully absent from the community unity day event. Site plan debacle, simple procedure Recently, Rex Hagen, in the generous spirit for which he is known, made a proposal, presented by architect and Commissioner Gene Aubry, to fund a substantial portion of a plan for a park on the six lots across from the Anna Maria City Pier. Following the initial presentation, there was the usual public and private discussion. Plans were drawn. comment and a vote by the city commission, as follows: Final instructions for mayor regarding six lots Mayor SueLynn. Following the required public discussion, a motion was made: to accept the proposal from Mr. Rex Hagen ments with the donors for construction and development That completed the legislative portion, and set policy. The mayor then set about, as instructed, to execute the appropriate agreements. As part of that process, a site plan was developed in accordance with the plans as drawn. Contracts were executed, binding participants to the plans as drawn and approved by the commission June 27. Then site plan came before the planning and zoning board members mistakenly failed to comprehend that site plan review is not a legislative process, in which review is not the appropriate forum for policy decisions. The criteria for approving or denying site plans is black and white. If the site plan is consistent with existing regardless of whether it is consistent with their personal preference. Accordingly, if a plan fails to comply, it must be denied. It seems everyone, including myself, missed this the application itself, as the city applied to itself for site treated this as a policy decision. However, the policy had already been set by the rectly was prepared by staff in compliance with codes requiring it. The purpose of the review process was to make sure the plan as submitted is compliant with city PLEASE SEE YOUR OPINIONS, NEXT PAGE

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 7 Headlines from Nov. 19, 2003Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Nov. 10 67 85 0 Nov. 11 65 84 0 Nov. 12 68 85 0 Nov. 13 55 70 0 Nov. 14 53 80 0 Nov. 15 63 77 0 Nov. 16 70 80 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 72.524-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Opinion Your Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way lishing and mailing successfully since 1992! ings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTION (allow 2 weeks for every weeks delivery) 7 months-1 year: $54 3-6 Months: $36 1-3 Months: $24U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTION 7 months-1 year: $160 3-6 Months: $98 1-3 Months: $54 Single Issue: $5 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, maximum four weeks Rates to Europe or other countries available on request.MAIL TO: ______________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _________________ Credit card: d u No. ___________________________________________ Name shown on card: _____________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Credit card billing address: ______________________________________________ MAIL START DATE: _____________________________________________________ THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND SINCE 1992 CHARGE BY PHONE 941.778.7978 ONLINE (secure server) www.islander.org E-MAIL subscriptions@islander.org 10 years ago signed a partnership agreement with the Parliament tors and allow construction of the Holmes Beach project to begin. However, creditor Regions Bank of Florida banks attorney said would proceed through the court system in the event the Parliament deal fell through. als of less than a month to more than one family in the property owners to obtain a permit before leasing for less than one month. She also suggested limiting the ital improvements advisory committee. CIAC chair Larry Alberts said the committee wasted eight months of meetings to have the new commission reject the list. And you wonder why its so hard to get volunteers to work on committees, he told the commission. SIDEBAR Youre invited to visit The Islanders new SIDEBAR GALLERY and premiere showing of new work, featuring four local women artists, Linda Molto, Ines Norman, Cecy Richardson and Susanna Spann. Come view the gallery collection, including work by Ruby C. Williams, Richard Thomas, Andre Renard and a dozen or more local artists. Dont miss your chance to own a piece of Anna Maria Island-Cortez lore. SIDEBAR GALLERY 9-5 M-F, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach, 941.778.7978 code. The application came with findings that it was compliant. It was, therefore, the duty of the P&Z to approve it as drawn, regardless of personal opinion or preference. I failed to make that point at the time so others could not grasp it. However, its not too late. For now, the matter is tabled. For good reason. Two commissioners were not at the meeting June 27 and all of them were wise to take time to review the facts and the record. ing the commission is required personal preference or desired policy differences not withstanding to approve this plan based solely on the fact it has been ing codes and ordinances. The policy decision was made at the June 27 meeting, where it was placed on the public agenda for that purpose. Site plan approval must be based on substantial competent evidence as to compliance with existing code, period. Post-election note tion of our democracy, secured by men and women The process of voting should be orderly, private, activities. dates have ample opportunity during their campaign to assert their rights and convince citizens to vote for them. Standing for unity

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8 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Libbys I sland J ewelry Libbys Island Jewelry Artisan Jewelers Creates Sea Life and Classic Jewelry using Unique Stones, Sea Glass, Gems and Fossils from around the world.Artisan JewelersCreates Sea Life and Classic Jewelry using Unique Stones, Sea Glass, Gems and Fossils from around the world. 11904 Cortez Road W Cortez 941-792-3366 Mon & Tue 10-6, Wed & Thu 9-8 Fri-Sat 9-9, Sun 9-8 www.thebeachshopboutique.com NEXT TO TYLERS ICE CREAM Lots of items up to 50% OFF BEACH SHOP The We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach!THE BEACH SHOP Lots of items Lots of items Lots of items up to up to 50% 50% OFF OFF We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Public Beach! BEACH SHOP BEACH SHOP WE LIKE LIKES facebook.com/ Islandernewspaper Bradenton Beach restaurant gets early nod to expand By Mark Young Islander Reporter There is an old island saying that goes a little some thing like, You never know how many friends you have until you have a beach house. While that may or may not apply to the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, Ed Chiles, owner of the BeachHouse, Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria and Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub on Longboat Renovations to the BeachHouse building and the restaurant interior are underway, but a bigger project is rent renovations did not require a public hearing and were staff reviewed and approved. Gilbert said the ongoing renovations should be com pleted by late January and, if the major development application is approved, the new project would begin next summer. BeachHouse representatives appeared before the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board Nov. 13 for a public hearing on the major development applica tion. Barron Schimberg, of the Sarasota Schimberg Group Architectural Services, presented a conceptual on the Gulffront of the restaurant that will replace the existing outdoor dining decks. The intent was to create a design that holds the essence of what the BeachHouse is all about, said Schimberg. So we started with the name. What does a beach house represent? Balconies, large overhangs, warm materials and a place to go to relax and have fun. Schimberg said the most important thing about a beach house is the view, and the new balcony and deck will create an experience for people that allows them to get that view, but a roof also gives everyone an oppor tunity to sit under a covered area. removal of a side staircase, the addition of spiral stair cases to a raised parapet and an upgrade to the southeast corner of the building that will include an elevator to While improvements are extensive, the plans do not include more seating. However, P&Z member John Burns noted a discrepancy in the number of seats. with the state is 512. But your application says 525 seats, said Burns. We need one number. While the restaurant claims the number of seats is not changing and the majority of seats are outdoor dining, which do not require parking spaces according to city codes, Burns said he was disappointed he did not receive a parking plan to review the restaurants current parking situation. I requested one and one wasnt made available, he said. Im assuming one doesnt exist. are historic documents with Bradenton Beach that codify 525 seats. Im not sure why you have a different number. Burns said that was a matter for the applicant to resolve. The numbers should be all the same and I would love to see those historic documents, he said. I simply havent seen any documentation on those parking spaces as far as where they are now. ing and provide the requested documents. During public comment, one person spoke and objected to the proposal. Mary Mohr said she owns two properties on nearby Highland Avenue and the project will take away 90 percent of my view of the Gulf, increase noise and add to overall congestion of this area. Mohr said her neighborhood has remained virtually unchanged since she purchased her property 23 years ago, until this past year. The neighborhood has become a parking lot used primarily by BeachHouse employees at all times of the day and night. She said it appears the city doesnt care about pro tecting residents and is more interested in creating a Coney Island atmosphere. She said noise levels from a raised deck are certain to increase the level of noise that she said she already hears at night. She asked the board to consider the con sequences of its decision. Schimberg was asked if he would like to rebut Mohrs testimony, but he declined. He then was asked if a noise study had been completed. The quick answer is no, Schimberg said, while noting in his design the implementation of screens to direct noise toward the Gulf and away from the residen tial neighborhood. Schimberg said there is nothing in the design that would indicate a plan to stage a band on the upper deck but, That is a question for management. Burns motioned to recommend approval of the permit with certain conditions. He said the number of the existing parking spaces are being utilized in context with the application. The motion passed unanimously and will be for warded to the city commission.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 9 Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 1519880. 12/2013 A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time LEED & ENERGY STARLEADERSHIP IN HOUSING CERTIFICATE2012 2013 WINNER! FISH seeks funds to enhance Cortez preserve By Mark Young Islander Reporter The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage has secured a $250,000 Southwest Florida Water Manage ment District grant and a request for proposal to begin go out soon. ahead of the project and FISH now is working on an additional $300,000 grant, looking ahead to phase two of a project that includes removal of invasive species and grading some of the land for better drainage. Last month, the FISH board accepted an offer from Helen Dixon to become its volunteer director. She will concentrate on acquiring grants for what she said was her passion mangrove preservation. Dixons position is voluntary until the board deter mines a director can be hired, but she is wasting little time secured, but it is available and Dixon is pursuing it. committee, said Dixon spent a week writing the grant that she hopes to have submitted by Nov. 12. She came to us and said this is perfect for our proj ect, said Bell. Dixon is partnering with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and other organizations in an attempt to secure the grant, which Bell said is available through funds from BP as part of its Gulf of Mexico Partnership. Board treasurer Jane von Hahmann noted that FISH has not pursued a lot of grants in recent years and she had learned that FISHs federal eligibility was allowed to expire on various grant websites. I spent about eight hours getting FISH back on those websites, so we should be back on the radar for more grant opportunities, said von Hahmann. In other matters, board members reviewed a bro chure being developed for distribution at various events to introduce the public to FISH and its programs, includ ing restoring boats and its Turner Maritime Challenge. Board members recommended some minor changes before going to the printer. Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival committee chair Linda Molto updated the board on its annual logo con test. She presented about a dozen submissions from stu Board members reviewed the submissions after the meet ing adjourned. Molto asked the members to submit three picks to her, but also said the contest remains open until the end of this month. Molto also said people are calling to volunteer for the festival, but the board has not yet selected a volunteer coordinator. This is our only fundraiser for the year, said Molto. This pays for everything we do and there has to be some thing that every board member can do, including a volun teer coordinator. Its not fair that a few take on the whole boat. Molto asked for a volunteer to head up the festival volunteers, but no one at the meeting stepped up. In the meantime, volunteers may call the main FISH In other matters, Bill Miller expressed interest in becoming a board member and John Stevely expressed interest in leaving the board. FISH members accepted the resignation of Stevely and agreed to the appointment of Miller as his replace ment. Miller will serve out Stevelys term, which ends in March 2015. Net ban overturned, re-implemented, overturned Bell reported that stone crab season continues to be Bell said the presiding judge, Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, ruled that the net ban is contradic tory in its premise and that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has no authority to implement Fulford called the FWC implementation legal absur Its an interesting ruling, said Bell. Basically, the shouldnt be. Bell said FWC has a history of not answering to anyone on the net ban enforcement and is currently appealing the judges ruling. The net ban has since been days. They appealed it, it stopped for a day or two, went back to (Fulford) and she issued another stay, said Bell. Thats where we are now, but I heard it could be over turned in another day or two. The net ban remains overturned. But FWC marine which FWC has called disappointing. The next step will likely be the Supreme Court.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Add The Sea SWIMWEAR BOUTIQUESUITS & COVERUPS TO SUIT YOUR STYLEMonday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday noon-5 Island Shopping Center | 5314 Marina Drive Holmes Beach | 941.254.7938 .com941-778-2711 The Original Island happenings Library friends plan lecture series Flocking to AMIAL three-day artsHOP and refreshments. Photos The Friends of the Island Library are planning the 2014 Alice Taylor Reed Lecture and Travel Series at the Holmes Beach library. The series, which will begin in January, is named for a longtime advocate of the library who died in 2006. ture series for many seasons. The 2014 schedule with programs talking place at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach includes: editor of Playboy magazine and an island resident who volunteers for the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus Shorebird Monitoring. tive chef at Euphemia Haye Restaurant, who published a cal Institute Culinary Arts program. cal society information. Idaho. volunteer coordinator for the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, who has worked in museums and also as a carpenter and blacksmith. fessional dancers and owners of Sarabay Dance Club in Bradenton. curatorial department at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. He is the curator of CadZan, the Ringling mansion overlooking the bay. veteran and trial lawyer turned mystery author. He lives Off Stage Ladies cook up bake sale hold a holiday bake sale on the porch at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The sale will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, after a matinee performance. much more. For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at

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12 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, Nov. 20 2 p.m. Lifelong Learning Academy lecture, Floridas First People by Scott Chandler, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-359-4296. Thursday, Nov. 21 Friday, Nov. 22 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wildlife Inc. fundraiser garage sale, 508 65th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600. 10 a.m. Senior Adventures outing to Jiggs Landing, departing Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835. Saturday, Nov. 23 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wildlife Inc. garage sale, 508 65th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600. 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Sunday, Nov. 24 7 p.m. All Island Denominations Thanksgiving service, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638. Monday, Nov. 25 Tuesday, Nov. 26 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach Information: 941-7948044. Wednesday, Nov. 27 Hanukkah begins at sundown. Off-island Friday, Nov. 22 screening, The Bellboy, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Coming up Save the date Holmes Beach. Bazaar, Holmes Beach. Fun Day, Anna Maria. Beach. Walk, Anna Maria. holiday concert, Holmes Beach. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@ tion of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions resolution photographs welcome.Manatee Players present Peter Pan musical musical Peter Pan. The show will open Thursday, Dec. 5, and run through Dec. 22. The players perform at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. The cast includes Anna Trinci, Greg Wiegers, Wendy James Brown, Zoe Verbil, Garrett Brown, Stevie Romero, Levi Brown, Atticus Pratt, Scott Vatale, Chris Rudolph, Paul Hernandez, Jamie Daniel, Leter Lykiardopoulos, Tom Guerrieri, Jeff Hostetler, Brian Rudolph, Brandon James, Jackie Hernandez, Hannah Beatt, Amanda Lade and Delaney Couch. The director is Steve Dawson. Thankful AIDThe Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Thanksgiving AID service set for Nov. 24 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 chorus 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 major contributors to the Roser Food Pantry. Enjoy the beach or golf course!Let us do your laundryMinutes from the beach World-Class Same-Day Drop-Off Service Guaranteed SatisfactionSUNCLEAN LAUNDRY2905 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton (look for The Dollar General sign) 7-Day Coin Laundry941-746-0849 www.fatcatcarpetcleaning.com Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout CleaningCALL TODAY 941.778.2882 or 941.387.0607Satisfaction Guaranteed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr T une-Ups Brak es & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA DOGGIE DAY CARE 7am-7pm ~ 7 DAYS BY APPT. Call ahead: 941.243.3900 8819 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.coastalcaninecottage.comOwner caregivers: Lisa Williams & Angela McCallister Need your dog out of the house for an hour or a day? Drop him/her off with us.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 13 Island Players prep Over the River day, Dec. 5, and continue through Dec. 15 at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Mondays. before curtain through the run of the play. The Island Players publicist describes the play as a family who cook up scheme after scheme to keep their beloved grandson from leaving home to start a new life in Seattle. Studer. Mike Lusk is directing. play party at The Studio at Gulf and Pine. Tickets to the event, catered by the Sandbar Restaurant, are $24. For more information about the play, call the box For more information about the party or tickets, call Calendar of ongoing events Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-8963132. meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Farmers Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-3209. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Island happenings any purchase of $30 or more. $ 1O OFF Happy Thanksgiving from the crew of Mister RobertsLadies and Mens Resortwear Ladies and Mens Resortwear S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941.778.4505 Mister Roberts One per person, now through Nov. 30, 2013. Excludes previous purchases.. and Tervis Tumbler. St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668. munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. board meeting, Fishermens Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564. meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. Send announcements of ongoing activities to calendar@ islander.org. Family fare

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14 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Roser Community ChurchA NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH C o-Transitional Pastors: Gary Batey & Sung LeeSunday Worship Service 10:00 AM Childrens Church School 10:00 AM Adult Sunday School 8:45 AM MISSION OF THE MONTH: All Island Denominations Thankful Because You Were KissedThe Rev. Dr. Bruce W. Porter InspiredLivingSM at Hidden LakesInspiredLivingHiddenLakes.com 1200 54th Avenue West | Bradenton, FL 34207 Seating is limited. Reserve your space today.941-254-6167Meaningful Days. Inspiring Care. Understanding the Benets of Respite Carewith AJ CipperlyLight reeshments will be served. Save the Date!Upcoming Event:Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia ALF # 12337 Introducing InspiredLivingSM Get Inspired!Are you caring for someone with Alzheimers disease or dementia and wish there were a safe, guilt-free way for you to take a little break to recharge? If so, we invite you to join us as our Director of Programming, AJ Cipperly, discusses how both you and your loved one can benet from respite care. Come see if respite care is just what your family needs to rejuvenate your spirit and strengthen your ability to care for your loved one.Find Your Relief in Respite Care. Welcoming party Founded 1956 ALL ARE WELCOME SUND A Y WOR S HIP 10 A .M.The Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll, Senior Minister 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopHours 9-1, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org These are a few of our favorite thingsBy Bonner Joy Publisher, editor Friends are, of course, No. 1 on our list of things to be thankful for every year. Friends who share great recipes are No. 2. For these friends, their recipes and Thanksgiving are for sharing. ping, cooking and sharing a Thanksgiving meal, desserts, snacks and libations next week, we have again compiled a few of our favorite things all seasoned recipes, tested in island kitchens and savored by many more friends. First up a great starter for holiday gatherings is the eggnog recipe given to Janet Aubry of Anna Maria by her friend Ralph Ellis of Houston. He told Aubry that it was originally published decades ago in Harpers Bazaar as the traditional holiday beverage. She adds, May your days be merry and bright after you drink this and, for heavens sake, dont drive. 18th Century Eggnog Recipe Ingredients: 12 eggs separated 4 quarts heavy cream 1 cup powdered sugar 1 pint rum (dark) 1 quart brandy (2 pints) Directions: Reserve 6 egg whites in one bowl and 6 egg whites in a second bowl. In a large bowl beat all yolks well. Add granulated sugar gradually to yolks and beat well. Add rum and brandy alternately and slowly to yolk mixture. Then, to this mixture, add 3 quarts of heavy cream. ture. Then beat remaining 6 egg whites very stiff and beat powdered sugar into them. Add, stirring lightly, remaining cream and fold this mixture into the other. Let stand in refrigerator 4 to 12 hours. Top with fresh grated nutmeg before serving. The recipe serves 20, but jugs of joy for holiday guests to carry home are a nice gesture. Happy turkey! Season that sucker and cook it hot and fast. Thats the advice of my longtime friend, chef Augie Mrozowski, some 30 years ago on cooking a Thanksgiving turkey. Its sage advice pun intended. First salt and pepper all over, including inside, cook breast side down, 450 degrees, about an hour and a half to about 350 degrees for 20 minutes to brown the top. Its guaranteed to be moist and delicious. We put trimmings from the veggies, carrot and potato peels, onion skins and celery tops in the bottom of the pan. When the turkey is done and removed, we then add the gies with a generous cup or two of water and heat over a burner for awesome au jus. Next strain out the veggies about a tablespoon of each for each cup of gravy stirred smooth) to the simmering pot. The butter melts roux to thicken if needed. Why dont we do this more often? Its so delicious. Never mind whose grandmother originated the recipe, its easy and delicious. Brown 1 pound hamburger and 1 pound breakfast sausage with about 1 cup or more chopped onion. Remove from heat and add a nice bunch of chopped celery. Add some cubed or torn French, whole grain or whatever and mix in a tablespoon or two of poultry seasoning. I never look to see what that contains. Mix it all together, then mix in some turkey au jus and your choice of packaged chicken broth to moisten. A dash or two of liquid Maggi seasoning added to the broth is a bonus. You can slide this big dish into the oven after you take the turkey out since it only needs to brown on top.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 15 P r o c e e d s f r o m t h i s e v e n t b e n e f i t H o n o r F l i g h t N e t w o r k i s a n o n p r o f i t o r g a n i z a t i o n c r e a t e d s o l e l y t o h o n o r A m e r i c a s v e t e r a n s f o r a l l t h e i r s a c r i f i c e s T h e y t r a n s p o r t o u r h e r o e s t o W a s h i n g t o n D C t o v i s i t a n d r e f l e c t a t t h e i r m e m o r i a l s T o p p r i o r i t y i s g i v e n t o t h e s e n i o r v e t e r a n s W o r l d W a r I I s u r v i v o r s a l o n g w i t h t h o s e o t h e r v e t e r a n s w h o m a y b e t e r m i n a l l y i l l T r a v i s w i l l b e s i g n i n g c o p i e s o f h i s b o o k t h a t w i l l b e f o r s a l e i n t h e F L I P F L O P S HO P q uar ter p ag e ad to r un N ov 2 0 an d N ov 2 7 Environmental groups say Long Bar battle far from overBy Mark Young Islander Reporter some members of local environmental groups, its not Some people may believe that the epic battle between citizens and developers over the future use of the pristine coastal land called Long Bar Pointe on Sarasota Bay ended in August with Manatee County commissioners narrowly denying an attempt to expand development plans. mendation, followed by a narrow county board vote to But environmentalists say the battle for Long Bar the intent to spur economic development with exemptions from more extensive regulatory development reviews for some 20,000 acres of unincorporated land south of the Environmental groups were already gathering to Planning Commission proposed to remove about 3,000 About 95 percent of the Long Bar Pointe property was uphold the planning commissions recommendation, is no longer entitled to its exemptions. For Long Bar Pointe and developers Carlos Beruff and Joe Lieberman, tional costs. Their development plan at Long Bar calls for 2,700 room hotel and additional commercial retail space. ment change to the countys comprehensive plan that would have allowed them to construct a boat basin, dredge Sarasota Bay and remove acres of mangroves. The developers were successful in having a map amendment change request approved to change the use, essentially giving the developers the opportunity to submit a site plan for the remaining development plans. mentalists spoke against the development plans during a historically long meeting that did not end until the early morning hours of Aug. 7. who thus far, have saved Sarasota Bay from encroaching development and preserved the mangrove forest that runs environmental groups are expected to gather at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Fishermens Hall, 4511 124th St. W., Cortez, to address whats to come at a Dec. 10 special The agenda for the Dec. 10 meeting has not been set, Basically we are preparing for Carlos (Beruff) to strike back with his lawyers, planners and his entourage, continue to meet and attend the county meetings. because, The most surprising part to a lot of us is that the public thinks weve already won. We are suspicious of where that lie originated from because we are far from having won. We know this is going to a long battle, he said. We know we have to be prepared that (Beruff and Lieberman) wont give in. it will make the project more expensive, on top of what this. If he just took a more modest approach to his plans, scrutiny. of 1,300 people staring at them at the August meeting, what (the developer) wants. He wants us to fall asleep and give up. Thats not going to happen.

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16 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Key Royale Pass 13 BEST Philly cheesesteak in Manatee County!Mon 3-11 T ue-W ed 3-10 Thu-Sat 11:30-midnight Sun 11:30-11 BEST Sports Bar Chicken Wings, Place to watch football! Live Music Fri & Sat 8-11 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-567-4056 www .slimsplaceami.com THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW .ISLANDER .ORG VISIT ORS MA Y BE LOOKING FOR Y OU !Dont miss your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the top award for BEST community news from the Florida Press Association! More than 20 years of ser vice to the Island community and readers are still ocking to The Islander Call T oni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. We Know the W ay to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ESTA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 1 1am 1pm FriSat 1 1amam Sun 1 1am 1pm Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRA TING 29 YEARS! OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Ser vice Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREA T BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDA Y -SUNDA Y 11-8, CLOSED MONDA Y B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Cold weather? No problem, mon! New weather proofing!GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 A Let me help you navigate Anna Maria Island to nd your perfect home or condo. Capt. Greg Burke B8 The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW A2 SCORE BIG!The Island s football contest is happening now! Call now to advertise your business in the original and best football contest. Call To ni, 928-8735 or Rebecca, 704-4133. Call media mogul To ni Ly on, 941.778.7978. A2 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww .DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 5604B Mar ina Dr iv e, Holmes Beach 34217 Ser ving L unch & Dinner T ue-Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 Closed Mondays C8 YOUR PASSPORT TO THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Cuban Pork & Beef ~ Jamaican Jerk Chicken Beef Patties & Ribs ~ Conch Chowder & Fritters The Best on AMI: Fish Tacos & Macadamia Nut Encrusted GrouperLive Music Fri, Sat & Sun Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-5 Open Sun 1130-9, Mon & W ed 3-9 Thur Fri & Sat 1130-10 Closed T uesday ~ We T ake Reser vations 104 Gulf Drive ~ Bradenton Beach941-779-1930WWW .BANANACABANASEAFOOD.COM B8 LIVE ENTER T AINMENT THURS. NOV 21, TERR Y HELM FRI. NOV 22, NA TURAL VIBES SA T. NOV 23, DEMOCRACY SUN. NOV 24, DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES FRI. NOV 29, FRANKIE L OMBARDI TRIO

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 17 Key Royale Pass 13 BEST Philly cheesesteak in Manatee County!Mon 3-11 T ue-W ed 3-10 Thu-Sat 11:30-midnight Sun 11:30-11 BEST Sports Bar Chicken Wings, Place to watch football! Live Music Fri & Sat 8-11 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-567-4056 www .slimsplaceami.com THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW .ISLANDER .ORG VISIT ORS MA Y BE LOOKING FOR Y OU !Dont miss your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the top award for BEST community news from the Florida Press Association! More than 20 years of ser vice to the Island community and readers are still ocking to The Islander Call T oni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. We Know the W ay to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ESTA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 1 1am 1pm FriSat 1 1amam Sun 1 1am 1pm Soft Ser ve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRA TING 29 YEARS! OLD-F ASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Ser vice Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREA T BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDA Y -SUNDA Y 11-8, CLOSED MONDA Y B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Cold weather? No problem, mon! New weather proofing!GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 A Let me help you navigate Anna Maria Island to nd your perfect home or condo. Capt. Greg Burke B8 The City Pier Restauran t Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Mari a 779-166 7 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW A2 SCORE BIG!The Island s football contest is happening now! Call now to advertise your business in the original and best football contest. Call To ni, 928-8735 or Rebecca, 704-4133. Call media mogul To ni Ly on, 941.778.7978. A2 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww .DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 5604B Mar ina Dr iv e, Holmes Beach 34217 Ser ving L unch & Dinner T ue-Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 Closed Mondays C8 YOUR PASSPORT TO THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Cuban Pork & Beef ~ Jamaican Jerk Chicken Beef Patties & Ribs ~ Conch Chowder & Fritters The Best on AMI: Fish Tacos & Macadamia Nut Encrusted GrouperLive Music Fri, Sat & Sun Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-5 Open Sun 1130-9, Mon & W ed 3-9 Thur Fri & Sat 1130-10 Closed T uesday ~ We T ake Reser vations 104 Gulf Drive ~ Bradenton Beach941-779-1930WWW .BANANACABANASEAFOOD.COM B8 LIVE ENTER T AINMENT THURS. NOV 21, TERR Y HELM FRI. NOV 22, NA TURAL VIBES SA T. NOV 23, DEMOCRACY SUN. NOV 24, DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES FRI. NOV 29, FRANKIE L OMBARDI TRIO

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18 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 28 Community Thanksgiving brings vets, holiday, community unityMembers of the American Legion Kirby Stewart Legion Post 24 Honor Guard present the colors for the military branches. In the background are games for kids and volunteers cooking lunch. RIGHT: Sharon Lee Ruckle performs a patriotic song on Unity Day, Nov. 16, at CrossPointe Fellowship following the posting of the colors by the American Legion honor guard. Elementary School, read his letter to American veterans on stage for the crowd gathered at CrossPointe Fellowship to recognize veterans on Unity Day, Nov. 16. Anna Maria Island Girl Scout Troop 316 performs at Unity Day. Jackie Jordan, teacher, military veteran and mom to Gregory, speaks to the audience gathered for Unity Day.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 19 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.830 1 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND .GIFT CER TIFICA TES AV AILABLE Our lovely patients, Gordon and Ruthacclaimdentalcare.com A PRIVATE FAMILY DENTAL PRACTICE 941.795.6535$599 CROWN SPECIAL2 or More Molars Only!We use a local dental lab with over 30 years experience in the Bradenton Area.OFFER EXPIRES NOV. 30, 2013 BB P&Z rejects Bridge Street business proposalBy Mark Young Islander Reporter An amended development application to expand a proposed retail and restaurant space at 119 Bridge St. was recommended for denial by the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board again. The P&Z recommended the city commission deny the initial project when it came before the board in Feb ruary. The commission initially agreed, voting down the Mike Hynds to address the P&Z concerns of employee parking, delivery location and trash collection and they may change their minds. Hynds brought the matter back before the commis sion in April and, having addressed the stipulations, com vote. Part of the project was for Hynds to purchase the property at 114 Third St., which is behind the Bridge Street business, for parking and deliveries. The project came back before the P&Z Nov. 13 with proposed project amendments to expand the origi nal building to the point of asking for relief on potential setback violations. Project engineer Matt Morris presented the applica tion to the advisory board. Morris said besides housing a restaurant and retail space, the project would now include four vacation rent Morris said the retail space also is expected to expand, which is the reason to ask for a variance that includes increasing the setback 1 foot to the east and 2 feet on the south side of the building. P&Z members had immediate concerns with the increased need for parking, considering the city already ing requirements, and reduced the employee parking allocation. City codes require an applicant to present a hardship for a variance request and P&Z chair Dan DeBaum asked what the hardship would be. Morris said the hardship is to add retail and living space. So the hardship is to add a store and add residen tial? DeBaum asked. Morris said the retail and restaurant portion of the project were previously approved, but DeBaum said, I think we were reluctant to do that. P&Z member John Burns said the board did not rec and the city commission was most generous. Now the applicants are back before us asking for more concessions And it doesnt meet the criteria this time. Burns said the request to expand the property creates an adversity to neighbors, especially on Third Street, and that the parking remains inadequate. Its asking for more and more and it wasnt accept Burns moved to recommend denial of the amended development application and the motion to deny passed unanimously. The application will now go to the city commission with the P&Z recommendation to deny approval.

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20 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Obituaries CASUAL GULF-FRONT DININGAnna Maria Island Beach Cafe4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-0784 Where Manatee Avenue Meets the Gulf Enjoy Thanksgiving Day Turkey Dinner on the Beach Noon 5 PM $14.95 Open for Breakfast on Thanksgiving Day, too! We made stone crabs famous! OPEN 7 Days 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pmLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Since 1967 MOORE S STONE CRAB RESTAURANTIts that time of year! GET YOUR BIB ON! Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! OPEN 7 DAYS 11:30-9:30 941-383-1748 www.stonecrab.ccIts STONE CRAB SEASON STONE CRAB Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! Roser celebrates Founders Day Roser Memorial Community Church celebrated Founders Day Nov. 10, honoring volunteers who have years and in many different positions, according to a news release. time service: years, served on the board of deacons for eight years, served on the missions committee and was involved with collections for the thrift shop. istry program at Roser and served in that capacity for several years. She also has been involved with missions and is an usher. 1998. He has served on the board of stewardship and auditor. He also served on the administrative and execu tive committees, the foundation committee, the board of trustees and the board of deacons. He was involved in the remodeling of the fellowship hall and later the remodel ing of the kitchen. congregation for four years and was chair for one year. She served on the board of deacons. She currently leads the Sunday disciple Bible study for adults. In addition, she served on the board of religious education, the plan ning committee, the fellowship and kitchen remodeling committees and the Thanksgiving dinner committee. She also has helped with the family promise ministry, Christ mas decorations and to organize and plan the simple sup pers. of religious education and the missions committee and has been chairman of each. She also has been involved in landscaping and vacation Bible School. In addition, she has headed up the annual community Thanksgiving dinner, which is now in its 11th year. Also, nine members were recognized posthumously: beth Moss, Harriet Carlson, Jean Thobe, Jim Davis and Dick Rowse. Roser is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Tracy Hateld ton in 1981 from New Jersey. of 1957. He was past district governor of Rotary, vice Island Foods in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. There will be no local service. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge. Condolences may be made online at www.brownand sonsfuneral.com. of Lakewood Ranch, Andrea Adams of Bradenton and Linda of Bradenton; foster daughter Lisa and husband Steve Loomis of West Palm Beach; brother Earl Scott of Lincoln, Neb.; sister Meleta Sammons of Columbus, THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT Anastasia Sheila Murphy Cassidy Anastasia Sheila Murphy Cassidy of Bradenton, born in 1923, died Nov. 17. She raised her family and lived on Anna Maria Island for many years. War II, she was a proud member of VFW Post 10141 and American Legion years as a member of the honor guard, serving at military funerals. It was a great source of pride for her to serve at the funerals of her fellow servicemen and women, having served in one calendar year at 99 services. Her closest friends throughout her life were the women with whom she served. Mrs. Cassidy was a voracious reader and a talented needle worker and seamstress, winning a blue ribbon at created for her eldest grandson. She loved music and dancing and fabulous high heels. To the end, she wouldnt pass up an opportunity to dance. A memorial service will be held with full military honors at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the VFW Post 10141, 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Donations may be made to Honor Flight of West Central Florida, Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Dept Mrs. Cassidy is survived by her children, Vince and wife Bernadette, Maureen, Robyn and husband Michael by Betty Martini, the last surviving member of her Coast Guard friends and a beloved circle of friends from VFW Post 10141.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 21 Streetlife Island police blotterAnna Maria cious incident. A complainant reported that the Bradenton Herald was charging her for newspapers that were not being delivered to her address, owned by another person. She said the owner claimed the newspapers are being stolen, but that she was forced to pay a $200 bill. misdemeanor theft after allegedly stealing memory cards from the electronics department. According to the report, the man took the cards to the bakery, where he purchased a doughnut and then attempted to exit the store without paying for the cards. Bradenton Beach responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact went up the stairs and asked the man again to come down and speak with him, but the suspect refused and kept place the man in custody, at which time he began pulling the ground in order to gain custody. a report that the suspect violated a protection order by attempting to call her three times. The suspects voice 8. has never had a drivers license in this country. Cortez man reported that an unknown person stole his unsecured bicycle left near his boathouse. Holmes Beach mischief. An argument occurred between a man and woman staying at someone elses residence. During the argument, the man damaged the front door, walls and broke several items. Damages were estimated at $300. ing lot and then exited at a high rate of speed, at one point crossing the double yellow line to pass another vehicle. woman said she has never had a drivers license. She was charged with reckless driving and not having a valid allegedly resisted and had to be physically restrained. She was additionally charged with obstruction of a law responded to a domestic disturbance and heard a female inside the residence screaming. As they approached, a male exited the residence and appeared to be trying to tried to kill me. The suspect was placed under arrest, at which time the female declined to prosecute. pulled the juvenile off of the victim and placed him in his out warning when she asked him to take his medication. A female juvenile also was punched while trying to help the woman. Police interviewed the male juvenile, who admitted to striking the woman, but said it was because she had stepped on a cockroach and killed it. The juvenile was arrested. A complainant said she arrived home to feed her cats and left her vehicle unlocked for only a few minutes. When she returned, her purse was missing. The purse and the stolen contents were valued at $67. reported two unsecured bicycles valued at $140 were stolen from outside his residence. HBPD warns: Click it or get a ticket The Holmes Beach Police Department is joining the Click It or Ticket effort for the Thanksgiving holiday week. HBPD, in a news release, said, motorists whether heading across the city or across the country should buckle their safety belts on every trip. The risk of being involved in a serious or deadly car crash increases when the number of cars on the road increases, and the long Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, stated HBPD Chief William Tokajer in the news release. So we want to remind everyone that your seat belts can save your life and those you are traveling with. saved almost 12,000 lives nationwide in 2011. All too often, we see crash victims who were day and didnt arrive safely at their destination, stated Tokajer in the release. We want to remind everyone who will be on the roads to please buckle up every trip, every time so you can give thanks this holiday season and enjoy the time with your loved ones. For more information about travel safety, go online to v

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22 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Fresh Fish Shrimp & Grits Steaks Live music Friday & Saturday Reservations recommended 121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 bluemarlinami.com Grill Seafood AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRIDAY & SATURDAY OVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN &CRISPY DUCKLINGCALL AHEAD TO RESERVE Island FleaGet your TIKI on at the Islands newest hot spot for music, food and fun! HOURS 5-12 Wed-Sat, 1-9 Sunday 5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.778.4402 Island Flea Tiki Bar Live MusicHappy Hour Wed-Fri 5-7 Wed. Doug Bidwell 8-10 Thurs. Greg Roche 8-10 Fri. Tangled Mangos 7-10 Sat. The Toller Band 7-10 Sunday NFL Football 1-4 Sunday -after the Beach Bash -The Gumbo Boogie Band 48 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, ExtraFeature: 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. Monday, Nov. 25-Friday, Nov. 29 No school, fall break Southern BBQ, Dry Rub and Hot BBQ for all your holiday needs! Call 778-6614 or come and pick em up or we ship. GIFT BOXES $ 24 99 Center offers fall camp The kids are out of school and you have to work. What to do? What to do? The solution can found at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, where staff is registering children for Ave., Anna Maria. elementary and middle schools. also for $30, as well as a center pajama party with games, crafts and movies for $25. Students can register for all three days at a cost of $70. Hungry Howies and a movie, $15, miniature golf and ice cream, $15, and to Celebration Station for $35. Hurry. Registration is required by Wednesday, Nov. 20. 1908, ext. 9219.Anna Maria turtle patrol recognized

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 23 WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org AME calendar ria, followed by fourth-grade concert, auditorium. Happy Thanksgiving! AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch treks to AME rium around a display: a hollowed out turtle shell 3 feet itoring volunteer Susan Anderson spoke to Anna Maria with the turtle shell and two skulls of loggerhead sea turtles. She also brought a diorama of a sea turtle nest, a sieve and posts and signs used for marking a turtle nest to demonstrate the work of turtle watch volunteers. Andersons appearance is part of a science series for Students were assigned to write about an animal, and each student chose a different animal for his or her topic. Anderson has been an AMITW volunteer for eight years. She told students about the various types of sea turtles, what AMITW does and also about some of the birds seen on the beach. She encouraged students to be stewards, giving them two rules concerning the birds on the beach: diet range can be harmful. Bread is dangerous to birds because it leeches calcium from their bones. because of their fast metabolism. With evading the chase, ing at least 63 monitors a season. Anna Maria Island is divided into nine sections and seven volunteers take each section to canvass for new sea turtle nests and ber. For more information about AMITW, call Suzi Fox By Jennifer

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24 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Send your sports, travel news to news@ islander. org. Dont miss the fun. 941-870-4349www.kathleend.net Sailing Catamarans Sailing CatamaransKathleen D Kathleen DUSCG Certied to 20 passengersSailing from 3 locationsAnna Maria Island Longboat Key Downtown SarasotaLets Go Sailing! Island Pest, Feast Restaurant take center soccer league titles Islander Reporter reational soccer season came to a close Nov. 15 with two ries over capable opponents on championship Friday. No. 1 seed Island Pest Control defeated No. 2 seed game behind two goals apiece from Javier Rivera and Julius Petereit, who scored the eventual game winner in the match. Sean Rodriguez, David Daigle and Lilah Bowers notched goals for Beach Bistro in the tough loss. title. Michael Latimer scored three goals and Joe Rogers added two goals during regulation play to lead The Feast. Tyler Pearson led LPAC with four goals, while Paige Charron added one goal in the loss. Abbey Achor, Latimer and Joseph Peery scored goals for The Feast in the shootout to secure the victory. 1 vs. 2 in adult basketball championship Beach to Bay Construction and Bowes Imaging Center justified their No. 1 and second seedings by nal action Nov. 15 in the Anna Maria Island Community Centers adult coed basketball league. Look for results from the championship game, to be played Nov. 19 after presstime, in the next edition of The Islander. waun Jackson added 16 points to round out the scoring for Bowes Imaging Center in the victory. dhill added 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Sun, which also received 15 points from Caleb Earhart. ing round of playoffs. Caleb Earhart led the way with 33 points and 13 rebounds, while Eric Gledhill added 19 points and 17 rebounds in the victory. Brandon Hartwig scored 18 points to lead Southern Greens, which also received 14 points from Joe Combs Jones in the loss. scored 14 points and Jordan Demers added 14 points, victory. Jonathan Moss added 13 points and Ryan Moss scoring. Aaron Dudukes led Gator Man Pools with 11 points, led all scorers with 28 points and 13 rebounds, while with 12 points in the victory. front Restaurant, which also received 10 points and eight rebounds from Matt Myers in the loss. Playoffs underway in adult soccer The playoffs for the adult coed soccer league at the center got started with four matches played Nov. 14. The the winners meeting in the championship game at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. victory over Wash Family Construction. Eric Pullen led Yavalar scored once to lead Wash in the loss. the second match of the evening behind three goals from Adam Bujarski. Molly Bellairs notched the lone goal for Island Pest Control in the loss. pleted the Sato scoring with one goal. Scott Macy scored two goals and James Lynch and Paul Heyward scored one goal each to lead Lapensee Plumbing in the loss. The last game of the evening saw Agnelli Pool & Spa and Damir Glavan added one goal to lead Agnelli in the victory. Logan Bystrom and Ed Moss notched the goals for Discount Signs in the loss. Register now for AMICC winter sports The center is accepting registration now for its winter Games begin in January and players who sign up for two sports get a $25 discount. There are mandatory tryouts for volleyball to ensure league parity. Volleyball tryouts are Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and teams will be chosen immediately afterwards. Matches will be played on Tuesday evenings in the center gym. bers. 5 and, like volleyball, teams will be chosen that evening. Games will be played Wednesdays and Thursdays. The The cost for tennis is $50 for singles and $85 for day evenings at the center courts starting at 6 p.m. The center will be hosting an adult coed 4v4 soccer tournament for adults 18 years old and up with games starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. ers per team. The cost is $150 per team. Players and teams can register for center sports online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com ext. 9205, or email matty@myamicc.co m. Key Royale golf news a Doe Day golf event for women Nov. 13, with more than by lunch in the clubhouse. tion, while Joyce Lathrop won closest to the pin. The women also held a putting contest, which was won by Barbara Estok. In other club news, the men members played an some match Nov. 11. The team of Ron Pritchard, Dennis Schavey, Ron Robinson and Gert Sevlneier combined on a 51 to win the match. Bob Lang, John Cassese, Schaefer and Gary Duncan day. The team of Jim Mixon, Mark Mixon, Dean Christensen place. foursome match Nov. 15. The team of Sally Martin, Mary Horseshoe news Three teams advanced from pool play during Nov. watched as Gene Bobeldyk and Adin Shank slipped past earn bragging rights for the day. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 25 Light T Fishin g Char tersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Li ht Tk l Capt. W arren Girle o r e h O AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Nov. 20 2:45p 1.5 7:24 -0.2 5:52 1.3 Nov. 21 12:11 2.4 3:24 1.5 8:02 -0.2 6:39 1.3 Nov. 22 12:53 2.3 4:05 1.5 8:44 -0.1 7:42 1.3 Nov. 23 1:41 2.1 4:47 1.6 9:29 0.1 9:02 1.3 Nov. 24 2:41 1.9 5:28 1.6 10:17 0.2 10:33 1.1 Nov. 25 3:58 1.7 6:08 1.7 11:07 0.4 Nov. 26 5:32 1.5 6:44 1.8 12:00 1.0 11:57 0.5 Nov. 27 7:09 1.4 7:19 2.0 1:12 0.7 12:44 0.7 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com released after Island fishing in full swing despite wacky fall weatherBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter and snook is in full swing for area anglers as water temps are beginning to cool. The temp at the St. Petersburg degrees. The fall targets are migrating inland in search of in certain areas. And if you know the area, catching 50 is ideal. Silver is a good bet because of the vast number topwater doesnt work, try a soft plastic on a jighead. Fishing from or along the beaches of Anna Maria also is resulting in a variety of species. Catches include pompano. For these species, you may want to work a small white or chartreuse buck tail jig. If youre targeting jacks and macks, use a silver spoon. If youre looking to hook into a pompano, youve got to try a Goofy jig in colors from yellow to white to hot pink. You can see which one during those days with light winds and calm seas. By attracting mangrove snapper and grouper to the surface. mangrove snapper up to 21 inches. Limits of these tasty are attainable. Also on nearshore structure, Girle is getting into Moving inshore, Girle is jigging for pompano on When the pompano hunt dies out, Girle is looking to in Sarasota Bay although not in the volume of past weeks. Again, live shiners are the bait of choice. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing Spanish mackerel landing on the deck. Though with the bait around the pier sporadic, the mack bite is following suit. Small white crappie jigs or Clark spoons are a good macks, you might also hook up with jack crevalle, blue although the bite is thinning out. A live shrimp or shiner to hook a snapper, which also produces some juvenile Capt. Aaron Lowman running charters and work ing the shop at Island Discount Tackle is targeting So youve got to cast your shiner right up to the edge of the branches. Placing live shiners along the mangrove Fishing docks also is proving prosperous for Lowman. By anchoring within casting range of a dock and tossing in a Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jighead, both side cast, Lowman is able to skip a jig under the dock, allowing it to sink to the bottom. A lot of times thats when you get a bite, says Lowman. If the jig doesnt get hit, he slowly twitches it back to the boat, hoping for a strike. Rumors of pompano are coming into the tackle shop. Lowman says the most popular baits are Goofy Island. The passing cold fronts and accompanying wind have the water is moving. Howard likes to use a popping cork numerous cold fronts, he says. predator was landed in 2 feet of water on a shiner this remain an easy target, he predicts. Spanish mackerel, kingfish, bonito and sharks. And Howard had an occasional tarpon come to the party. beach should be calm and offer some excellent hunting, he predicts. tening up on all the shiners in our area as they prepare to migrate south for the winter.

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26 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER PAGE 27 ebrate? Maybe youve just opened a business or your ered, email your who, what, where, when and why Enjoy FREE wir eless inte rnetin the vicinity of No passwo rd ne eded! SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXP ERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSPopular Herons Watch, 10 min. to beaches. 3BR,2BA. New carpet and interior paint. New AC 2010. $229,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CANALFRONT HOMES WITH POOLS, SEASONAL or VACATION Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755 TOWNHOUSE IN THE CAYEverything is new in this 2bed/2bath condo. Great location close to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton. With a boat dock and a pool, what more could anyone ask for. $190,000. Call Jesse Brisson @ 941.713.4755. Sarasotas Eat Here opens for lunch Sean Murphy, owner of the three Eat Here locations is now serving lunch. The luncheon menu is in response to customer demand, Murphy said. Meanwhile, folks in the island Eat Here vicinity will need to plan a day trip to imbibe. The lunch menu includes Gulf Coast cuisine and 10 specialty items. Fresh salads, soups and breads also are on the menu. The Sarasota Eat Here is at 1888 Main St., while other locations are at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Chamber schedules November social The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Island Coffee Haus in the S&S Plaza, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost of the event is $5 and reservations are requested but not required. ments and snacks will be served and door prizes will be awarded. For more information or to make a reservation, call Longboat Key chamber plans luncheon event Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Chart House Restaurant, 201 Cost of the event is $20 for members and $25 for guests. Reservations are required. spective chamber members. For more information or to make a reservation, call Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander for $2,575,000; list $2,790,000. hold on 4th Street LLC to Nadler for $950,000; list $1,049,000. BFI Investments LLP for $925,000; list $999,000. $750,000. for $595,000; list $645,000. $629,000. for $515,000; list $535,000. Dorroh for $471,500; list $489,000. $425,100. $399,000. LBK chamber plans tree-lighting ceremony Armands Circle merchants will hold the Holiday Night of in Sarasota. Santa is expected to arrive at 6 p.m. and the event will have continuous live music. Village business trio celebrate anniversaries The Bob Brown Art Gallery, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and several business neighbors in the Historic ments and appetizers, as well as anniversary cake. town Desserts, 507 Pine Ave.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 27 REAL EST A TE I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Anna Maria city: 2/2 pool home located west of Gulf Drive. $522,000 mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTOR* Understanding Professional DedicatedLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217Investor special, 203 67th St duplex. Close to the beach, new roof and AC. 2/2 and 2/1 with room for pool. $575,000 INCMike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 jhrnak@gmail.com With 20 years experience, I understand whats important to you: Getting the results you desire with a high level of personal service. Realtor Cindy Hayworth Our Florida lifestyle. Casual, not complicated. Call me at 941.504.1511 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach ITEMS FOR SALE HOT SPRINGS HOT tub/spa. Seats six, 78-inch diameter, 17 jets, cover, steps. Excellent condition. Maintained by pool service. Help available to move. $1,500. Has to go. 941-713-3386. TWO TICKETS: $50. Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jan. 21. 941-778-5119. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920. FREEZER: 9.0 CUBIC foot, $45. 941-7781620. Holmes Beach. ITEMS FOR SALE Continued PLACEMATS, COASTERS, NAPKIN rings, 6 placemats, 8 coasters, 8 napkin rings, $10. Call 941-761-1415. LA-Z-BOY RECLINER: DARK brown, large size, $15. 9 a.m.9 p.m. 941-792-0008. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classieds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS THE HIVE: GIFTS & Arts at Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Local hand-made unique jewelry including our very popular Mermaids Range, Tibetan jewelry and goods, plus Pandora-style charms and various gift items from around the world. 941-730-1745. More ads = more readers in The Islander. A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATE5702 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPECell: 941-780-8000Go to my website to view all AMI listings:islandannamaria.com The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 238 Lakeview DriveUnique north-end location! Soundly built with concrete up and down, this 3br/2ba home offers elevator, pool, dock with lift and all on a large lot! Just a block to Pine Avenue shops and restaurants. $1,174,000893 North Shore DriveMemories to be made in this charming 4br/3ba home with hardwood floors, two master suites and updated! $1,549,000 OPEN 1-4 SUNDAY NOV. 24230 Oak AvenueNew construction! British West Indies inspired 4br/4ba with pool, dock and lift. Beautiful custom finishes! $1,999,000 NEW LISTING2312 Gulf Drive, #204Gulffront 2br/2ba condo, tastefully updated. Well maintained complex with pool and ground-level storage. $599,000 NEW LISTING OPEN 10-1 THUR NOV. 21 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599 $1,695,000 Call US to LISTEN and HELP you LIST or BUY your beach place! Call the Neelys! 941.809.5565 941.807.6220cellwithmeland barb.com $698,000 $765,000 Beachfront Beach View Duplex. Bay/Gulf View $253,000. 2513 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a vacant 50x100 lot $212,000. $190,000. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty. com. Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online? Check it out at www.islander.org. Turn the page for more classieds...

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28 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER BOATS & BOATING ANNA MARIA ISLAND boaters: Selling or buying, call Captain Dave! World Class Yacht Sales, 877-901-BOAT. captaindave@wcyachtsales.com HELP WANTED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT: Good computer, data entry, and of ce skills a must. Knowledge of RNS rental management software is a plus. Salary based on skills and experience. Flexible hours and willing to work weekends and holidays. Good people skills a must. Please submit resume in person at: 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. LAWN SERVICE HELPER: Drivers license needed, full-service experience preferred. Call 941-778-2837. LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-685-5213. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certi ed babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-5457995. 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 of ce, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-7782535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941756-4570. INTRODUCTORY OFFER! BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941741-8832. Sandy s Lawn Ser vice Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full ser vice lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Steven Kaluza Andrew ChennaultLIC#CBC056755 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www .sleepking.ne t Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES A V AILABLE ANSWERS TO NOV. 20 PUZZLE SA BENA RE SI ST SA MA TI S CR AN ES IN UT ER OS AV AN T HI YO SI LV ER AW AY PR IN CE UA LS AB EF LE XR ET AK EN SN OB NO NA CI DA ERAT IN G SE RU M L IA UM PS EN SE L ESS FA TI NB RE DG EL TH EB AL CO NY IS CL OS ED EA PD OO RS DO LE SC OT AN AS AS TO TC IN E C AJ OL E THTHTHTHTH AT SA LL FO LK S REHA BS HO MO LA AS TA T OS AG EO TE RI AP IN GE LL SA YG OO DN IG HT GR AC IE MU SM EL ON SP LA YS UP IL ES SA TE FO E B EA CH RA TT AI LS BA DT RI PX ER O AL BE RT AB AR NA VE ON OI GU AR DS AN DM AY GO DB L ESS EM IN EM MA GE NT AA LE AS T SE LE NE TI ER OD SL A SSES SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet TAKE ME HOME! Andy is recovered from a collar embedded in his neck and ready for a forever family. He is young, extremely handsome and cant wait to go on long walks with and a microchip and hes neutered. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer about Andy and other rescued, adoptable pets. 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 colorsSales-Service-Parts941-726-2280 Registered Insured Floridas Best Dealer ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. ESTATE SALES ESTATE SALE ON Key Royale, Anna Maria Island. 604 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach. 941-730-5866. Only 8:01 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 Designer furniture, accessories, antiques, household items, garage tools, lawn equipment, front-load washer and dryer, so much more! Great items ready for your house or re-sale. Great prices, even free section. Come out, have some fun! All must go! Dont miss this one! GARAGE SALES 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. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. LOST & FOUND LOST: IPOD IN black leather case. Friday night at Holmes Beach movie night. Contact us, 941-778-4410, reward. FOUND: BLACK WALLET belonging to Eric Hamilton Hicks, please call Bruce to identify. 630-278-9492. FOUND: SILHOUETTE EYEGLASS. Found at 72nd Street and Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 810-875-4459. MISSING: GRETA-THE-CAT. White, calico spots, dark ears, tail. Call Kate, 941-567-6577 or Sharon, 941-778-9432. Reward. PETS WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-8966701. DOGGY DAY CARE: Coastal Canine Cottage. Leave your pets with us for fun and pampering while youre out! Lisa, 941-243-3990. 8819 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boatorida.weebly.com. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! Includes a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Island since 1992.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 29 LAWN & GARDEN Continued JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-3016067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www. vangopainting.net. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-4472198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747. SERVICES Continued 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, 941545-6688. PART-TIME BOOKKEEPING services available, experienced and reliable. Call Michael at 941713-0284. JOHN THE FIREMAN Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. 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30 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.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 RENTAL WANTED: Jan 1, 2014. Seeks single-family home or duplex in Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. No pets, no smoking, minimum 2BR/1BA. Call Milan, 214-477-6554. 1BR AND 2BR units off Cortez Road, two miles from the beach. 3611 117th St. W., one block from the bay. $650-$800/month. 941-5188478. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued 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. STUDIO APARTMENT. PRIVATE, clean. Two blocks from Bridge Street. $600/weekly, $1,800/monthly. 813-892-4768. Two bedroom apartment. $850/weelky. Beach and intracoastal one-half block. Best location in Bradenton Beach. 813-707-0130. APARTMENTS AVAILABLE: 1 and 2BR at Westbay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants, on free trolley line. Tennis, two heated pools. Old Florida Realty Co., 941713-9096. FOR RENT: YEARLY 3BR/3BA and loft, Anna Maria City. Dock and lift, $2,000/month. 813629-1867. HOUSE FOR RENT: Annual, clean and spacious 3BR/2BA, near city pier. Large yard, pets OK. $1,800/month. 941-538-9328. SEASONAL RENTAL NOW: Steps to beach, furnished 3BR/3BA. Private heated pool, twocar garage, $1,500/week. Call Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456. ANNUAL 3BR-1.5BA with screened porch, garage. washer, dryer and big back yard. $2,000/month. Mike Norman Realty. 941-7786696. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals with pool. Walk to everything! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. REAL ESTATE PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed. Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941778-8104. FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate. com. 941-400-8735. LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. $230,500. Over-55 community, no pets, renovated home, quiet area, double carport, ground oor, boat docks, kayak/canoe facilities, heated pool, exercise room, tennis, shufeboard, and waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton Beach. For sale by owner. Call Fred 941-7945011. 2BR/2BA 2003 CONDO in the gated main street at Bradenton complex on the Manatee River. Pool, tness center, deeded covered parking, pets OK. $128,500. Call Linda at Keller Williams Realty, 813-334-7628. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. Gulf to Bay with Boat Dock, Community Pool 2 Bed/1 Bath Call Bill $89,500 Gulf to Bay With Boat Dock & Community Pool 2 Bed/1 Bath Call Bill $85,000. 1Bed/2.5 bth. $98,000 SOLDLESS than $100k on Longboat Key. All have Gulf and bay access, pool and boat docks. Over-55 community. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach CANALFRONT POOL HOMEExceptional buy. Updated CANALFRONT W/POOL island location. Tons of charm. VILLAGE GREEN CONDO Meticulously maintained NEW CANAL-POOL HOME GATED COMMUNITYRare buildable lot in exclusive GULFFRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, Big Fish Real Estate is collecting food items for the Mayors Feed the Hungry program. Please stop by our of ce and contribute to this annual food drive. INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike N orman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 B EACHFRON T C O NDO 2BR/2BT direct beach front. Ground level, located next to pool, turnkey furnished. Fantastic views of the Gulf. $547,500. 6 BE D ROOM I N A NNA M ARIA... Ground-level duplex located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3 BR/2 BA each side. Completely renovated. 2,300 sq. ft. $995,000. REDUCED S UNBO W B AY 2BR/2BT end unit with lagoon view. Complex offers two heated pools, tennis, elevator and covered parking. $269,000

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 31 W indow Covering Solutionsis your source for Blinds, Shades & Shutters. Call local AMI resident, Chuck Anderson, today to schedule your free in-home consultation and ProCustom Measure. 941-345-4907 www .4mywindows.com NFL Package 8 TVs $3 PINTS BEST WINGS ON AMIMonday 3-11 T ue-W ed 3-10 Thu-Sat 11:30-midnight 9701 Gulf Drive, AM Sunday 11-10 941-567-4056 slimsplaceami.com 941-778-8104EdgewaterRealEstateAMI.com For all your V acation and Real Estate needs, call 941-778-8104. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Mail or deliv er to The Islander ina Dr iv e, $5O BUCS CONTESTY our f or this w eek s game win y ou Dra wing in the ev ent of a tie Rollo v er if there s no winner! (no game/no pr iz Y Phone $5O PICK THE WINNERS CONTEST The Islander pa ys to the person with the most pr iz e in person or by ies must be mailed/postmar k ered to the ne wspaper of by y weekly A winner will be dra wn from tying entr ies The of The Islander f ootball judge is ies must be submitted on the pub lished fo rm tr ies m ust be itten or iginal, not sure to address and phone number er tisers must be listed to be eligib Winner Adv er tiser A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broke r941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www .annamariareal.co m 6 7 8 9 10 12 11 5 1 2 3 4 13 14 15GET IN THE GAMECONTEST WINNER:___________________________ BUC SCORE WINNER: __________________________ Y PRIZE Capt.Gr eg Burke941.592.8373Let me help you navigate the island to find that perfect home or condo in P ARADISE. 310 PINE A VE, ANNA MARIA PUB & GRUBpresents NFL Foo tball on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wi n gs an d ot h er Grea t Ga me Foo d an d Dr ink s! P U B & G G R R U U U U U U B B B B B B B B B B B B Steelers at Browns Steelers at Browns Bears at Rams Bucs at Lions Giants at Redskins 601 Sixth Av e. W. Bradenton 941.795-2800PLANET ST ONEMarble and Granite Counter tops Va nities & More Signature PaintingResidential/CommercialT odd Cunningham Licensed/Insure d C:941.350.3296Signature.painting2@gmail.co m Panthers at Dolphins Chargers at Chiefs Jaguars at T exans 941-794-2345 8106 Cortez Road Cortez, Fl.www.foresomesports.com Colts at Cardinals WATCH BANDS, BATTERIES SERVICE/REPAIRS50% OFF All Citizen watches in stock.8102 COR TEZ RD. W. TueFri 10-4, Sat 102 941-798-9585 Idaho at FSU B ARNETT BLINDS PLANTATION SHUTTERS BLINDS SILHOUETTES & LUMINETT DUETTES MOT ORIZA TION CUST OMIZA TION INST ALLA TION Y our window treatment expert sCall Keith Bar nett for free in-home design service S T ALLA TION e t t m e e 25 years on AMI941.778.3526 941.730.0516 Jets at Ravens Vikings at Packers SMU at USF Cowboys at GiantsRust stains? No worries! WE CARR Y 8700 Cortez Road W ., Bradenton Phone 792.9304 M-F 7:30-5 Sat 8-noon PUMP & SPRINKLERCOR TEZSUPPL Y Public W elcome Ga. Southern at GatorsNovember Tip: Check your rain shut-of f device. FISH FR Y4-close Fridays7.99 all.u.can.eatfull menu, lunch & dinner dine in or take out 7020 Cortez Road W 941.782.8978 Kelsey s Bradenton s home of the Juicy Lucy Broncos at Patriots eat drink & bethankfu l you dont have to cook T itans at Raiders PAUL GEORGES, BRADENTON BEACH ROLLOVER

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



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The government calendar. Page 4 Page 5 reader letters. Page 6 ber 2003. Page 7 Pages 10-13. Pages 16-17 Page 21 Island real estate transAsTheWorld Terns discover the bond. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Meetings Op-Ed PLEASE SEE AM PARK, PAGE 3 Page 26 Happenings VOLUME 22, NO. 3 NOV. 20, 2013 FREE PLEASE SEE BB MAYOR, PAGE 2 PLEASE SEE AMI TOURISM, PAGE 2 Thankful table traditions. Page 14 Concerns about AM park donations ignite discordBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Sometimes people in Anna Maria take one step forward and two steps back which appeared to be the case Nov. 14 when Anna Maria commissioners began discussing the ner Alan Garrett called the Anna Maria Park the six vacant lots at Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard. Commission Chair Chuck Webb questioned whether the park should include already approved parking spaces and also expressed concern that the plan includes restrooms. sion by former Commissioner Gene Aubry includes landscaping, 15 parking spaces and public restroom facilities. cipal with Pine Avenue Restoration, which pledged a $100,000 donation toward the cost sion previously agreed to the donations and the Aubry plan parking, restrooms and all. Coleman said Rex Hagen pledged a $50,000 donation to the park on the condition it would incorporate some parking. And, at a commission meeting in June, commissioners voted for Aubrys plan. But Webb, on Nov. 14, disagreed with the conditions placed on the plan. I missed that meeting, but I believed my fellow commissioners would not accept any donation with conditions attached, Webb said. I thought the commission would be adamant that no strings would be attached to the donation. Had I been there, I would have (voted) down the donation, he said. City attorney Jim Dye said he was asked to write an agreement accepting the donations from PAR and Hagen. He did not have the agreements with him, but said the executed agreements should be at city hall. He cautioned commissioners: When reviewing the site plan, base your decision on gled in front of you. You can accept donations, but you cant have conditions attached. Commissioner Dale Woodland said the documents were agreed to and signed. Coleman said PARs pledge included a draw if there was a major deviation from the plan as submitted by Aubry. Calling for unity event at offered to New BB mayor bows out, but lawsuit continuesBy Mark Young Islander Reporter Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said 5 election was that he was, for all intents and purposes, suing himself. To be honest, I wasnt sure if I would izing that I had won, I said, Wait a minute. Im suing myself. 12 in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Shearon with two other city residents. in June 2012 following the citys decision to enter into a joint development agreement with poration, to construct a dune and parking lot denton Beach. The dune has since been constructed, but if the plaintiffs win, the dune could be removed and the beach restored as it was before the agreement. Chiles, who is not named in the lawsuit, has held off on the parking lot portion of the agreement until the dispute is resolved. But the BeachHouse already uses the area for its valet parking lot. The city entered the agreement after weeks of contention from citizens and the planning mended denying the agreement. The P&Z board cited various violations of the citys comprehensive plan and land development Strong words from former Commissioner ney Ricinda Perry, who called into question Island accommodations: A lot to give thanks forBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Anna Maria Island accommodation owners and managers already are giving thanks for a dations booked for Thanksgiving, with only able. At Cedar Cove Resort, 2710 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, owner Eric Cairns predicted the resort would have its best Thanksgiving week ever. available, and the way the phone has been ringing, I dont expect those to last very long, Cairns said. Weve got lots of families coming, and we may do a Thanksgiving dinner for our guests. hell do his best to accommodate people, either at Cedar Cove or a neighboring property. Theres usually one or two people who decide at the last minute to come to the island for some peace and quiet, he said. At the White Sands Resort, 6504 Gulf said Thanksgiving reservations really look giving Day. Meanwhile, in the vacation homes industry, dations, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, said she had some homes available but people who are looking for peace and quiet have booked well ahead of time. Well do what we can to help know to book ahead. If AMI Accommodations doesnt have a suitable rental, Powers said the staff will call around looking for what that guest desires. We all try to help each other, especially when its busy like this weekend, she said. The same is true for Island Real Estate Were really about topped out, but weve got a few left. Well do all we can to help the if they can help. All in all, its going to be a Grant FISH. Page 9 Stocking the island pantry. Page 10 Streetlife

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NOVEMBER SPeECIAL TAKeE-oOUtT onONLY Flocking to AMI lies who enjoy what this island has to offer. Beach, would remain open until 8:30 p.m. through the week to assist those looking for accommodations. David Teitelbaum, owner of four resorts in Braden ton Beach, said advance reservations for Thanksgiving have gone through the roof. Visitors to the island have learned not to wait until a few days before a holiday. You dont want to get shut out from your favorite resort by waiting until the last minute, he said. But island, we all cooperate with each other. Teitelbaum owns the Tortuga Inn, the Tropical Isle, the Silver Surf, the Tradewinds and the SeaSide resorts, all on Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach. resignations. Jo Ann Meilner and Shearon were among the P&Z members to resign and, along with Shearons personal Martin was recently appointed to the Scenic Waves Partnership Committee a city commission advisory board by the former administration. The suit continues with Meilner and Martin as plain tiffs and the case has had little movement since it was but the former administration rejected their offer. Com missioners proposed mediation, which was rejected by the plaintiffs. Shearon said there was no other option for him as mayor but to drop out of the lawsuit. I dropped out so that there is no confusion and no No room at the inn? No problem Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce president Mary Ann Brockman said the chamber keeps a list of available accommodations from among its members during holidays. we can put them in touch with the right property theyre looking for, she said. For information on accommodations during 1541. The chamber office is at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Robertson and a BB MAYOR cotidomp AAMI TOURiISmM cotidomp attorney Ralf Brookes or have any responsibility with Mr. Brookes or this case. When asked if he would recuse himself in future pro ceedings involving the case, Shearon said he was advised that he is free and clear to vote on decisions pertaining to the case, but that he would not take that step until he Ill have to get advice from the city attorney on that, said Shearon. Im taking every step to make sure was to get myself out of the case. Shearon said the next step is to wait and see, but assured the public that he would not involve himself in decisions pertaining to the lawsuit if there is any indica tion of impropriety. So right now, Im in total limbo until I can sit down with the city attorney and see what my legal standing is, he said. Shearon was to be sworn in as mayor Nov. 18.

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4 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAAnna Maria City NANEE EEE Bradenton Beach N N RA ANEE Holmes Beach N N Manatee County Will We Grow implementation. West Manatee Fire RRescue N O Of Interest N E N G N ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall. E Sarasota. E Legislative delegation to hold hearing Manatee Countys state legislative delegation will U F Manatee. The program, scheduled to last until noon, will take place in the Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information or to schedule testimony, R The deadline to request time on the agenda or to submit materials for the hearing is 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Information must be received by that time at A N 100, Bradenton.HB trafc committee drafts overow parking proposal Holmes Beach. season ahead. By Mark Young Islander Reporter Seeking ways to gain use of more parking for visitors to the Manatee Public Beach appears to be the focus for Holmes Beachs congestion committee. The committee has focused on two primary issues at the main beach, Manatee Public Beach at 4000 Gulf Drive. ment at its Nov. 12 meeting that would establish shared parking terms at churches and businesses for beach over the city commission. With the details of the agreement in place, commit tee member Bob Johnson said the next step is establish ing whether the committee or the city will negotiate the agreement with the subject property owners. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti, who regularly attends the congestion committee meetings, recom mended that the committee take on that responsibility. Johnson expressed concern that once the agreement is approved by the commission, there may be some factors that a church or business would want to add or change Monti suggested that the committee draft a proposal that includes the agreement and outlines what the city has tentatively agreed to do, such as purchasing and installing signage. He said to include as much information as possible in one sweeping proposal and he would seek to have it placed on a city commission agenda as soon as pos sible. Johnson said he would draft the document and include a publicity plan and signage to get people to the It is my hope to have this plan in place and operating by Feb. 1, said Johnson. Committee chair Carol Soustek said its a realistic target date. Public beach parking The committee is awaiting a proposal from building lane, per Manatee Countys approval. A motorists to drop off passengers and beach gear and then Police Chief Bill Tokajer, an adviser to the commit tee, said the study should be done soon for the commit tees review. The number of parking spaces at the beach is esti U cumstances, as many as 200 additional spaces could be provided, according to Soustek. I saw a tentative outlay and it looks wonderful, she said, noting she has an appointment with a valet company plans. Committee members discussed a valet lot, which would condense parking, allowing even more public parking. photos of the parking lot and believe an additional 50 parking spaces could be added by realigning the existing parking spaces. The committee also is in discussion with the county to move equipment from the north end of the parking lot elsewhere, creating more room for parking. In other matters, Soustek placed on the agenda her possible replacement as chair. because a member called for my resignation. The other is because I was running for commissioner and, had I won, I would have had to resign. Soustek, however, lost in the Nov. 5 election. email expressing frustration over the committees lack of action. Soustek said if it was the committees desire, she would step down. meetings to be open and friendly, so you get a lot of input from people. everyone has their own way of doing things, but they had no issues with Soustek remaining chair. We just need to concentrate on moving forward in a positive direction, but need to be aggressive and get this stuff done, said Johnson. Monti said the committees recent disagreements par alleled what is going on at the city commission level, and that the key is to move forward with mutual respect. You can disagree, but its important you respect the other persons opinion, said Monti. I think this group has done a great job. Youve accomplished a lot. Buildup for re safety

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6 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Opinion Our Publisher and Editor Bonner Joy, bonner@islander.org Editorial Lisa Neff, copy editor Joe Bird Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org Jack Elka, jack@jackelka.com Jennifer Glen eld, jennifer@islander.org Mark Young, marky@islander.org Contributors Carol Brenneman Jesse Brisson Karen Riley-Love Cheryl Nordby Schmidt Capt. 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It was all free, too. There were kids and old folks, pirates and pastors, songs and speeches, games, playtime, food and, best of all, a tribute to veterans of Americas armed forces. Medals, banners and ribbons were shining on the shirts of some attendees, while others wore insignias on caps. All had salutes, cheers and tears. It was a day to celebrate our veterans service to our country and to all of us. There were World War II vets to honor. There were stories shared. Cards of encouragement and notes of thanks were created and posted on a wall. The colors were presented by the American Legion paid them tribute. The inaugural Community Thanksgiving sans turkey will continue to unite us until next year when we celebrate the day again. With many thanks to CrossPointe Fellowship for bringing us together, please, spread the word. All about time times, the calendar and outside forces have different plans for us. Just in the past few weeks, we saw the launch of two other grand events as if there were any lack of Both the Symphony on the Sand, a joint production by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Anna Maria Island Privateers inaugural Pirate Invasion, including an elegant masquerade ball, were new to the calendar and much celebrated. while occasions to celebrate. And maybe people were celebrating the conclusion of another local election in the islands three cities Nov. 5. Maybe. The choices were all good in Anna Maria, and we est in the city and its mostly positive looking forward. commissioners took a commission seat and the mayors The southernmost city may be heading out of the challenged mayor with big vision. But the election in Holmes Beach didnt go as well it was a battle among them and new political tactics that went far beyond the norm for an island where the I want to keep it that way. Aggression from behind the front lines played into campaigner nearly bumped off one of their own. And lets hear it for the mayor who brought bad taste and bad politics (wait, isnt that the accusation he used against one of the commissioners?) to new levels, sending out his opinions on a job well done by his chosen few just days before the election. State of the city report? Ha. It walked, talked and Needless to say, these players were shamefully absent from the community unity day event. Site plan debacle, simple procedure Recently, Rex Hagen, in the generous spirit for which he is known, made a proposal, presented by architect and Commissioner Gene Aubry, to fund a substantial portion of a plan for a park on the six lots across from the Anna Maria City Pier. Following the initial presentation, there was the usual public and private discussion. Plans were drawn. comment and a vote by the city commission, as follows: Final instructions for mayor regarding six lots Mayor SueLynn. Following the required public discussion, a motion was made: to accept the proposal from Mr. Rex Hagen ments with the donors for construction and development That completed the legislative portion, and set policy. The mayor then set about, as instructed, to execute the appropriate agreements. As part of that process, a site plan was developed in accordance with the plans as drawn. Contracts were executed, binding participants to the plans as drawn and approved by the commission June 27. Then site plan came before the planning and zoning board members mistakenly failed to comprehend that site plan review is not a legislative process, in which review is not the appropriate forum for policy decisions. The criteria for approving or denying site plans is black and white. If the site plan is consistent with existing regardless of whether it is consistent with their personal preference. Accordingly, if a plan fails to comply, it must be denied. It seems everyone, including myself, missed this the application itself, as the city applied to itself for site treated this as a policy decision. However, the policy had already been set by the rectly was prepared by staff in compliance with codes requiring it. The purpose of the review process was to make sure the plan as submitted is compliant with city PLEASE SEE YOUR OPINIONS, NEXT PAGE

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While that may or may not apply to the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, Ed Chiles, owner of the BeachHouse, Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria and Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub on Longboat Renovations to the BeachHouse building and the restaurant interior are underway, but a bigger project is G rent renovations did not require a public hearing and were staff reviewed and approved. Gilbert said the ongoing renovations should be com pleted by late January and, if the major development application is approved, the new project would begin next summer. BeachHouse representatives appeared before the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board Nov. 13 for a public hearing on the major development applica tion. Barron Schimberg, of the Sarasota Schimberg Group Architectural Services, presented a conceptual on the Gulffront of the restaurant that will replace the existing outdoor dining decks. The intent was to create a design that holds the essence of what the BeachHouse is all about, said Schimberg. So we started with the name. What does a beach house represent? Balconies, large overhangs, warm materials and a place to go to relax and have fun. Schimberg said the most important thing about a beach house is the view, and the new balcony and deck will create an experience for people that allows them to get that view, but a roof also gives everyone an oppor tunity to sit under a covered area. removal of a side staircase, the addition of spiral stair cases to a raised parapet and an upgrade to the southeast corner of the building that will include an elevator to While improvements are extensive, the plans do not include more seating. However, P&Z member John Burns noted a discrepancy in the number of seats. with the state is 512. But your application says 525 seats, said Burns. We need one number. While the restaurant claims the number of seats is not changing and the majority of seats are outdoor dining, which do not require parking spaces according to city codes, Burns said he was disappointed he did not receive a parking plan to review the restaurants current parking situation. I requested one and one wasnt made available, he said. Im assuming one doesnt exist. are historic documents with Bradenton Beach that codify 525 seats. Im not sure why you have a different number. Burns said that was a matter for the applicant to resolve. The numbers should be all the same and I would love to see those historic documents, he said. I simply havent seen any documentation on those parking spaces as far as where they are now. ing and provide the requested documents. During public comment, one person spoke and objected to the proposal. Mary Mohr said she owns two properties on nearby Highland Avenue and the project will take away 90 percent of my view of the Gulf, increase noise and add to overall congestion of this area. Mohr said her neighborhood has remained virtually unchanged since she purchased her property 23 years ago, until this past year. The neighborhood has become a parking lot used primarily by BeachHouse employees at all times of the day and night. She said it appears the city doesnt care about pro tecting residents and is more interested in creating a Coney Island atmosphere. She said noise levels from a raised deck are certain to increase the level of noise that she said she already hears at night. She asked the board to consider the con sequences of its decision. Schimberg was asked if he would like to rebut Mohrs testimony, but he declined. He then was asked if a noise study had been completed. The quick answer is no, Schimberg said, while noting in his design the implementation of screens to direct noise toward the Gulf and away from the residen tial neighborhood. Schimberg said there is nothing in the design that would indicate a plan to stage a band on the upper deck but, That is a question for management. Burns motioned to recommend approval of the permit with certain conditions. He said the number of the existing parking spaces are being utilized in context with the application. The motion passed unanimously and will be for warded to the city commission.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 9 Prices and availability subject to change without notice. Oral representations cannot be relied upon a correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the purchase agreement and homeowner documents, including the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee in condominium communities. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. CGC 1519880. 12/2013 A Wish Fulfilled. The Ones You Love.The Luxury of Time LEED & ENERGY STARLEADERSHIP IN HOUSING CERTIFICATE2012 2013 WINNER! FISH seeks funds to enhance Cortez preserve By Mark Young Islander Reporter The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage has secured a $250,000 Southwest Florida Water Manage ment District grant and a request for proposal to begin F go out soon. ahead of the project and FISH now is working on an additional $300,000 grant, looking ahead to phase two of a project that includes removal of invasive species and grading some of the land for better drainage. Last month, the FISH board accepted an offer from Helen Dixon to become its volunteer director. She will concentrate on acquiring grants for what she said was her passion mangrove preservation. Dixons position is voluntary until the board deter mines a director can be hired, but she is wasting little time secured, but it is available and Dixon is pursuing it. committee, said Dixon spent a week writing the grant that she hopes to have submitted by Nov. 12. She came to us and said this is perfect for our proj ect, said Bell. Dixon is partnering with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and other organizations in an attempt to secure the grant, which Bell said is available through funds from BP as part of its Gulf of Mexico Partnership. Board treasurer Jane von Hahmann noted that FISH has not pursued a lot of grants in recent years and she had learned that FISHs federal eligibility was allowed to expire on various grant websites. I spent about eight hours getting FISH back on those websites, so we should be back on the radar for more grant opportunities, said von Hahmann. In other matters, board members reviewed a bro chure being developed for distribution at various events to introduce the public to FISH and its programs, includ ing restoring boats and its Turner Maritime Challenge. Board members recommended some minor changes before going to the printer. Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival committee chair Linda Molto updated the board on its annual logo con test. She presented about a dozen submissions from stu F Board members reviewed the submissions after the meet ing adjourned. Molto asked the members to submit three picks to her, but also said the contest remains open until the end of this month. Molto also said people are calling to volunteer for the festival, but the board has not yet selected a volunteer coordinator. This is our only fundraiser for the year, said Molto. This pays for everything we do and there has to be some thing that every board member can do, including a volun teer coordinator. Its not fair that a few take on the whole boat. Molto asked for a volunteer to head up the festival volunteers, but no one at the meeting stepped up. In the meantime, volunteers may call the main FISH In other matters, Bill Miller expressed interest in becoming a board member and John Stevely expressed interest in leaving the board. FISH members accepted the resignation of Stevely and agreed to the appointment of Miller as his replace ment. Miller will serve out Stevelys term, which ends in March 2015. Net ban overturned, re-implemented, overturned Bell reported that stone crab season continues to be Bell said the presiding judge, Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, ruled that the net ban is contradic tory in its premise and that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has no authority to implement Fulford called the FWC implementation legal absur Its an interesting ruling, said Bell. Basically, the F shouldnt be. Bell said FWC has a history of not answering to anyone on the net ban enforcement and is currently appealing the judges ruling. The net ban has since been days. They appealed it, it stopped for a day or two, went back to (Fulford) and she issued another stay, said Bell. Thats where we are now, but I heard it could be over turned in another day or two. The net ban remains overturned. But FWC marine F F which FWC has called disappointing. The next step will likely be the Supreme Court.

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10 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER 941-780-8010SCHEDULE: www.amiWaterShuttle.comRESERVATIONS REQUIRED ~ VIA PHONE OR ONLINE PRIVATE CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS ~ UP TO 49 PASSENGERSENJOY THE RIDE!EGMONT KEY SHUTTLE Monday Combo Dolphin Watch / Lunch Loop Tuesday Sarasota Day Trip WednesdayBradenton Day Trip Thursday Circle Line TourPLUS DAILY Dolphin Watch NIGHTLY Sunset / Dolphin Watch Combo Acupuncture | Massage Therapy Organic Facials ** Sunset Beach Yoga with Leigh ** 5 pm Thursday & 8:30 am SaturdayHOLISTIC HEALTH CARE IN A BEAUTIFUL SPA ENVIRONMENT! 2219 Gulf Drive N | Bradenton Beach 941.778.8400 | www.alunawellness.com Eco-friendly spa and wellness center Island happenings 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.0400 313 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, 941.778.0500.full service salon and spa offering Hair ~ Nails ~ Massage ~ Facials ~ Body Treatments ~ ~ Bikini and Brazilian waxing ~ 5500 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach Mon-Sat 10 am 5 pm ~ 941.779.0779 www.CreationsbyL.com Find us on Facebook 5500 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach Winners! Unique Handcrafted Jewelry Boutique The Islands Only Bead Supply Store Ask About Our Classes & Parties PhotoAudubon registering students for birding classes Reservations are being taken for the 2014 Beginning Bird Watching Course offered by the Manatee County Audubon Society. The course includes four sessions in January, with metto. Class dates are Friday, Jan. 17; Thursday, Jan. 23; Monday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 30. trips scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturdays Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. The enrollment is $50 plus a membership in the local Audubon Society, which costs $20 per household. 9235 or email nancybobdean@juno.com.Roser, CrossPointe plan Thanksgiving dinners Wondering how to spend Thanksgiving on Nov. 28? Whos cooking, whos bringing pies? Whos on cleanup detail? munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes ings with turkey and all the trimmings prepared by church volunteers and everyone is welcome. The CrossPointe dinner will be at noon. The Roser dinner will begin at 2 p.m. Also, a service of Thanksgiving will take place in the chapel at 10 a.m. Roser collecting for All Island Denominations Roser Memorial Community Church members have tions charity work, including stocking the food pantry at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. AID assists islanders with groceries from the pantry. Food Pantry committee chair Pam Leckie said in pantry, including 38 bags to employees at the Rod & Reel bag costs about $19.50 and contains carefully selected items. Families may receive one bag per member of the ment only. Monetary donations are used to purchase gift cards for perishable foods for families with children and for needed nonperishable items that have not been donated. days before the 10 a.m. worship service. To schedule an appointment for the food pantry, call Monetary donations can be sent directly to AID at Deadliest Catch star to make porch party appearance Travis Lofland, star of the Discovery Channels Deadliest Catch and author of Catch, will be at a ington, D.C., to tour national monuments. For more information about the porch parties, call Kiwanis meets Nov. 23 at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The program will feature a talk by Bradenton Beachs newly elected Mayor Bill Shearon. For more information, contact club president Dave Miner at dwmineresq@aol.com

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Add The Sea SWIMWEAR BOUTIQUESUITS & COVERUPS TO SUIT YOUR STYLEMonday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday noon-5 Island Shopping Center | 5314 Marina Drive Holmes Beach | 941.254.7938 .com941-778-2711 The Original Island happenings Library friends plan lecture series Flocking to AMIAL three-day artsHOP and refreshments. Photos The Friends of the Island Library are planning the 2014 Alice Taylor Reed Lecture and Travel Series at the Holmes Beach library. The series, which will begin in January, is named for a longtime advocate of the library who died in 2006. ture series for many seasons. The 2014 schedule with programs talking place at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach includes: editor of Playboy magazine and an island resident who volunteers for the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus Shorebird Monitoring. tive chef at Euphemia Haye Restaurant, who published a cal Institute Culinary Arts program. cal society information. Idaho. volunteer coordinator for the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, who has worked in museums and also as a carpenter and blacksmith. fessional dancers and owners of Sarabay Dance Club in Bradenton. curatorial department at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. He is the curator of CadZan, the Ringling mansion overlooking the bay. veteran and trial lawyer turned mystery author. He lives Off Stage Ladies cook up bake sale hold a holiday bake sale on the porch at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The sale will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, after a matinee performance. much more. For more information, call Nancy Ambrose at

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12 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, Nov. 20 2 p.m. Lifelong Learning Academy lecture, Floridas First People by Scott Chandler, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-359-4296. Thursday, Nov. 21 Friday, Nov. 22 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wildlife Inc. fundraiser garage sale, 508 65th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600. 10 a.m. Senior Adventures outing to Jiggs Landing, departing Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835. Saturday, Nov. 23 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wildlife Inc. garage sale, 508 65th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600. 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Sunday, Nov. 24 7 p.m. All Island Denominations Thanksgiving service, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638. Monday, Nov. 25 Tuesday, Nov. 26 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach Information: 941-7948044. Wednesday, Nov. 27 Hanukkah begins at sundown. Off-island Friday, Nov. 22 screening, The Bellboy, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Coming up Save the date Holmes Beach. Bazaar, Holmes Beach. Fun Day, Anna Maria. Beach. Walk, Anna Maria. holiday concert, Holmes Beach. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@ tion of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions resolution photographs welcome.Manatee Players present Peter Pan musical musical Peter Pan. The show will open Thursday, Dec. 5, and run through Dec. 22. The players perform at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. The cast includes Anna Trinci, Greg Wiegers, Wendy James Brown, Zoe Verbil, Garrett Brown, Stevie Romero, Levi Brown, Atticus Pratt, Scott Vatale, Chris Rudolph, Paul Hernandez, Jamie Daniel, Leter Lykiardopoulos, Tom Guerrieri, Jeff Hostetler, Brian Rudolph, Brandon James, Jackie Hernandez, Hannah Beatt, Amanda Lade and Delaney Couch. The director is Steve Dawson. Thankful AIDThe Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Thanksgiving AID service set for Nov. 24 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 chorus 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 major contributors to the Roser Food Pantry. Enjoy the beach or golf course!Let us do your laundryMinutes from the beach World-Class Same-Day Drop-Off Service Guaranteed SatisfactionSUNCLEAN LAUNDRY2905 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton (look for The Dollar General sign) 7-Day Coin Laundry941-746-0849 www.fatcatcarpetcleaning.com Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tile & Grout CleaningCALL TODAY 941.778.2882 or 941.387.0607Satisfaction Guaranteed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! need a good laugh? visit the emerson quillin signature store. humor, art, gifts www.emersonshumor.com HOLMES BEACH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE F Electr Tune-Ups, Brakes & More 5333 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach at the corner of Gulf & Marina Drives 941-779-0487 CHRISTIES PLUMBINGRESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL778-3924 OR 778-44615508 MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH LOCAT ED IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING REP (CFC1426596) OPEN SA DOGGIE DAY CARE 7am-7pm ~ 7 DAYS BY APPT. Call ahead: 941.243.3900 8819 Cortez Road W., Bradenton www.coastalcaninecottage.comOwner caregivers: Lisa Williams & Angela McCallister Need your dog out of the house for an hour or a day? Drop him/her off with us.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 13 Island Players prep Over the River day, Dec. 5, and continue through Dec. 15 at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Mondays. before curtain through the run of the play. The Island Players publicist describes the play as a family who cook up scheme after scheme to keep their beloved grandson from leaving home to start a new life in Seattle. Studer. Mike Lusk is directing. play party at The Studio at Gulf and Pine. Tickets to the event, catered by the Sandbar Restaurant, are $24. For more information about the play, call the box For more information about the party or tickets, call Calendar of ongoing events Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835. Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-8963132. meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383. Farmers Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440. 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. ing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-5555, ext. 6318. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941778-3209. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Island happenings any purchase of $30 or more. $ 1O OFF Happy Thanksgiving from the crew of Mister RobertsLadies and Mens Resortwear Ladies and Mens Resortwear S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941.778.4505 Mister Roberts One per person, now through Nov. 30, 2013. Excludes previous purchases.. and Tervis Tumbler. St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668. munity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414. board meeting, Fishermens Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972. Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564. meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476. Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044. copal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390. Send announcements of ongoing activities to calendar@ islander.org. Family fare

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14 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Roser Community ChurchA NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH Co-Transitional Pastors: Gary Batey & Sung LeeSunday Worship Service 10:00 AM Childrens Church School 10:00 AM Adult Sunday School 8:45 AM MISSION OF THE MONTH: All Island Denominations Thankful Because You Were KissedThe Rev. Dr. Bruce W. Porter InspiredLivingSM at Hidden LakesInspiredLivingHiddenLakes.com 1200 54th Avenue West | Bradenton, FL 34207 Seating is limited. Reserve your space today.941-254-6167Meaningful Days. Inspiring Care. Understanding the Benets of Respite Carewith AJ CipperlyLight reeshments will be served. Save the Date!Upcoming Event:Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia ALF # 12337 Introducing InspiredLivingSM Get Inspired!Are you caring for someone with Alzheimers disease or dementia and wish there were a safe, guilt-free way for you to take a little break to recharge? If so, we invite you to join us as our Director of Programming, AJ Cipperly, discusses how both you and your loved one can benet from respite care. Come see if respite care is just what your family needs to rejuvenate your spirit and strengthen your ability to care for your loved one.Find Your Relief in Respite Care. Welcoming party Founded 1956 ALL ARE WELCOME SUND A Y WOR S HIP 10 A .M.The Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll, Senior Minister 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 941-383-6491 www.longboatislandchapel.org The Lords Warehouse Thrift ShopHours 9-1, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org These are a few of our favorite thingsBy Bonner Joy Publisher, editor Friends are, of course, No. 1 on our list of things to be thankful for every year. Friends who share great recipes are No. 2. For these friends, their recipes and Thanksgiving are for sharing. ping, cooking and sharing a Thanksgiving meal, desserts, snacks and libations next week, we have again compiled a few of our favorite things all seasoned recipes, tested in island kitchens and savored by many more friends. First up a great starter for holiday gatherings is the eggnog recipe given to Janet Aubry of Anna Maria by her friend Ralph Ellis of Houston. He told Aubry that it was originally published decades ago in Harpers Bazaar as the traditional holiday beverage. She adds, May your days be merry and bright after you drink this and, for heavens sake, dont drive. 18th Century Eggnog Recipe Ingredients: 12 eggs separated 4 quarts heavy cream 1 cup powdered sugar 1 pint rum (dark) 1 quart brandy (2 pints) Directions: Reserve 6 egg whites in one bowl and 6 egg whites in a second bowl. In a large bowl beat all yolks well. Add granulated sugar gradually to yolks and beat well. Add rum and brandy alternately and slowly to yolk mixture. Then, to this mixture, add 3 quarts of heavy cream. ture. Then beat remaining 6 egg whites very stiff and beat powdered sugar into them. Add, stirring lightly, remaining cream and fold this mixture into the other. Let stand in refrigerator 4 to 12 hours. Top with fresh grated nutmeg before serving. The recipe serves 20, but jugs of joy for holiday guests to carry home are a nice gesture. Happy turkey! Season that sucker and cook it hot and fast. Thats the advice of my longtime friend, chef Augie Mrozowski, some 30 years ago on cooking a Thanksgiving turkey. Its sage advice pun intended. First salt and pepper all over, including inside, cook breast side down, 450 degrees, about an hour and a half to about 350 degrees for 20 minutes to brown the top. Its guaranteed to be moist and delicious. We put trimmings from the veggies, carrot and potato peels, onion skins and celery tops in the bottom of the pan. When the turkey is done and removed, we then add the gies with a generous cup or two of water and heat over a burner for awesome au jus. Next strain out the veggies about a tablespoon of each for each cup of gravy stirred smooth) to the simmering pot. The butter melts roux to thicken if needed. Why dont we do this more often? Its so delicious. Never mind whose grandmother originated the recipe, its easy and delicious. Brown 1 pound hamburger and 1 pound breakfast sausage with about 1 cup or more chopped onion. Remove from heat and add a nice bunch of chopped celery. Add some cubed or torn French, whole grain or whatever and mix in a tablespoon or two of poultry seasoning. I never look to see what that contains. Mix it all together, then mix in some turkey au jus and your choice of packaged chicken broth to moisten. A dash or two of liquid Maggi seasoning added to the broth is a bonus. You can slide this big dish into the oven after you take the turkey out since it only needs to brown on top.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 15 Proceeds from this event benefit Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Travis will be signing copies of his book that will be for sale in the FLIP FLOP SHOP! quarter-page ad to run Nov 20 and Nov 27 Environmental groups say Long Bar battle far from overBy Mark Young Islander Reporter some members of local environmental groups, its not Some people may believe that the epic battle between citizens and developers over the future use of the pristine coastal land called Long Bar Pointe on Sarasota Bay ended in August with Manatee County commissioners narrowly denying an attempt to expand development plans. mendation, followed by a narrow county board vote to But environmentalists say the battle for Long Bar the intent to spur economic development with exemptions from more extensive regulatory development reviews for some 20,000 acres of unincorporated land south of the Environmental groups were already gathering to Planning Commission proposed to remove about 3,000 About 95 percent of the Long Bar Pointe property was uphold the planning commissions recommendation, is no longer entitled to its exemptions. For Long Bar Pointe and developers Carlos Beruff and Joe Lieberman, tional costs. Their development plan at Long Bar calls for 2,700 room hotel and additional commercial retail space. ment change to the countys comprehensive plan that would have allowed them to construct a boat basin, dredge Sarasota Bay and remove acres of mangroves. The developers were successful in having a map amendment change request approved to change the use, essentially giving the developers the opportunity to submit a site plan for the remaining development plans. mentalists spoke against the development plans during a historically long meeting that did not end until the early morning hours of Aug. 7. who thus far, have saved Sarasota Bay from encroaching development and preserved the mangrove forest that runs environmental groups are expected to gather at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Fishermens Hall, 4511 124th St. W., Cortez, to address whats to come at a Dec. 10 special The agenda for the Dec. 10 meeting has not been set, Basically we are preparing for Carlos (Beruff) to strike back with his lawyers, planners and his entourage, continue to meet and attend the county meetings. because, The most surprising part to a lot of us is that the public thinks weve already won. We are suspicious of where that lie originated from because we are far from having won. We know this is going to a long battle, he said. We know we have to be prepared that (Beruff and Lieberman) wont give in. it will make the project more expensive, on top of what this. If he just took a more modest approach to his plans, scrutiny. of 1,300 people staring at them at the August meeting, what (the developer) wants. He wants us to fall asleep and give up. Thats not going to happen.

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16 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Key Royale Pass 13 BEST Philly cheesesteak in Manatee County!Mon 3-11 Tue-Wed 3-10 Thu-Sat 11:30-midnight Sun 11:30-11 BEST Sports Bar, Chicken Wings, Place to watch football! Live Music Fri & Sat 8-11 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG VISITORS MAY BE LOOKING FOR YOU !Dont miss your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the top award for BEST community news from the Florida Press Association! More than 20 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ESTA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRATING 29 YEARS! OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Service Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Cold weather? No problem, mon! New weather proofing!GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 A Let me help you navigate Anna Maria Island to nd your perfect home or condo. Capt. Greg Burke B8 The City Pier Restaurant Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 779-1667 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW A2 SCORE BIG!The Islands football contest is happening now! Call now to advertise your business in the original and best football contest. Call To ni, 928-8735 or Rebecca, 704-4133. Call media mogul To ni Ly on, 941.778.7978. A2 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217 Serving Lunch & Dinner Tue-Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 Closed Mondays C8 YOUR PASSPORT TO THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Cuban Pork & Beef ~ Jamaican Jerk Chicken Beef Patties & Ribs ~ Conch Chowder & Fritters The Best on AMI: Fish Tacos & Macadamia Nut Encrusted GrouperLive Music Fri, Sat & Sun Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-5 Open Sun 1130-9, Mon & Wed 3-9 Thur, Fri & Sat 1130-10 Closed Tuesday ~ We Take Reservations 104 Gulf Drive ~ Bradenton Beach941-779-1930WWW.BANANACABANASEAFOOD.COM B8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT THURS. NOV. 21, TERRY HELM FRI. NOV. 22, NATURAL VIBES SA T. NOV. 23, DEMOCRACY SUN. NOV. 24, DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES FRI. NOV. 29, FRANKIE LOMBARDI TRIO

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 17 Key Royale Pass 13 BEST Philly cheesesteak in Manatee County!Mon 3-11 Tue-Wed 3-10 Thu-Sat 11:30-midnight Sun 11:30-11 BEST Sports Bar, Chicken Wings, Place to watch football! Live Music Fri & Sat 8-11 9701 Gulf Drive Anna Maria 941-567-4056 www.slimsplaceami.com THE BEST NEWS SINCE 1992 WWW.ISLANDER .ORG VISITORS MAY BE LOOKING FOR YOU !Dont miss your opportunity to market to our Island visitors. We offer more circulation weekly than the dailies on AMI, greater readership than any publication circulating on AMI, a solid reputation for success and the top award for BEST community news from the Florida Press Association! More than 20 years of service to the Island community, and readers are still ocking to The Islander. Call Toni for marketing tips, special deals and the best news on Anna Maria Island call 941-778-7978. We Know the Way to your dream home or an ideal vacation rental REA L ESTA TE LLC B4 Anna Maria Island C8 (941) 778-6641WE DELIVER 5606 Marina Drive Holmes Beach MonThurs 11am1pm FriSat 11amam Sun 11am1pm Soft Serve Sugar Free/Fat Free & SorbetCELEBRATING 29 YEARS! OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM MADE ON SITE. Full-Service Ice Cream Shop! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SINCE 1984 GOURMET ICE CREAM FROSTED MUGS VOTED #1 GREAT BURGERS VOTED #1TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11-8, CLOSED MONDAY B5 OLD FLORIDA ORIGINAL EA T IN DINE OUT Established 1952 Cold weather? No problem, mon! New weather proofing!GregBurkeSr@hotmail.com 941.592.8373 A Let me help you navigate Anna Maria Island to nd your perfect home or condo. Capt. Greg Burke B8 The City Pier Restaurant Open 11am daily for Lunch & Dinner 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 779-1667 YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD AND AN AWESOME VIEW A2 SCORE BIG!The Islands football contest is happening now! Call now to advertise your business in the original and best football contest. Call To ni, 928-8735 or Rebecca, 704-4133. Call media mogul To ni Ly on, 941.778.7978. A2 The best hamburgers and the coldest mugs of beer this side of Heaven. -Miss DuffyPat Geyer, Proprietresswww.DuffysT avernAMI.com duffystavern5@aol.comB4 Duffy s Tavern B4 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217 Serving Lunch & Dinner Tue-Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 Closed Mondays C8 YOUR PASSPORT TO THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Cuban Pork & Beef ~ Jamaican Jerk Chicken Beef Patties & Ribs ~ Conch Chowder & Fritters The Best on AMI: Fish Tacos & Macadamia Nut Encrusted GrouperLive Music Fri, Sat & Sun Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-5 Open Sun 1130-9, Mon & Wed 3-9 Thur, Fri & Sat 1130-10 Closed Tuesday ~ We Take Reservations 104 Gulf Drive ~ Bradenton Beach941-779-1930WWW.BANANACABANASEAFOOD.COM B8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT THURS. NOV. 21, TERRY HELM FRI. NOV. 22, NATURAL VIBES SA T. NOV. 23, DEMOCRACY SUN. NOV. 24, DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES FRI. NOV. 29, FRANKIE LOMBARDI TRIO

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18 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 28 Community Thanksgiving brings vets, holiday, community unityMembers of the American Legion Kirby Stewart Legion Post 24 Honor Guard present the colors for the military branches. In the background are games for kids and volunteers cooking lunch. RIGHT: Sharon Lee Ruckle performs a patriotic song on Unity Day, Nov. 16, at CrossPointe Fellowship following the posting of the colors by the American Legion honor guard. Elementary School, read his letter to American veterans on stage for the crowd gathered at CrossPointe Fellowship to recognize veterans on Unity Day, Nov. 16. Anna Maria Island Girl Scout Troop 316 performs at Unity Day. Jackie Jordan, teacher, military veteran and mom to Gregory, speaks to the audience gathered for Unity Day.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 19 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS MASS AG E BY NADI ACall 94 1. 51 8.8301 Massaging on AMI for more than 17 years. Your place, your convenience.MA#0017550 HOW TO RELAX ON AN ISLAND.GIFT CERTIFICATES AV AILABLE Our lovely patients, Gordon and Ruthacclaimdentalcare.com A PRIVATE FAMILY DENTAL PRACTICE 941.795.6535$599 CROWN SPECIAL2 or More Molars Only!We use a local dental lab with over 30 years experience in the Bradenton Area.OFFER EXPIRES NOV. 30, 2013 BB P&Z rejects Bridge Street business proposalBy Mark Young Islander Reporter An amended development application to expand a proposed retail and restaurant space at 119 Bridge St. was recommended for denial by the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board again. The P&Z recommended the city commission deny the initial project when it came before the board in Feb ruary. The commission initially agreed, voting down the Mike Hynds to address the P&Z concerns of employee parking, delivery location and trash collection and they may change their minds. Hynds brought the matter back before the commis sion in April and, having addressed the stipulations, com vote. Part of the project was for Hynds to purchase the property at 114 Third St., which is behind the Bridge Street business, for parking and deliveries. The project came back before the P&Z Nov. 13 with proposed project amendments to expand the origi nal building to the point of asking for relief on potential setback violations. Project engineer Matt Morris presented the applica tion to the advisory board. Morris said besides housing a restaurant and retail space, the project would now include four vacation rent Morris said the retail space also is expected to expand, which is the reason to ask for a variance that includes increasing the setback 1 foot to the east and 2 feet on the south side of the building. P&Z members had immediate concerns with the increased need for parking, considering the city already ing requirements, and reduced the employee parking allocation. City codes require an applicant to present a hardship for a variance request and P&Z chair Dan DeBaum asked what the hardship would be. Morris said the hardship is to add retail and living space. So the hardship is to add a store and add residen tial? DeBaum asked. Morris said the retail and restaurant portion of the project were previously approved, but DeBaum said, I think we were reluctant to do that. P&Z member John Burns said the board did not rec and the city commission was most generous. Now the applicants are back before us asking for more concessions And it doesnt meet the criteria this time. Burns said the request to expand the property creates an adversity to neighbors, especially on Third Street, and that the parking remains inadequate. Its asking for more and more and it wasnt accept Burns moved to recommend denial of the amended development application and the motion to deny passed unanimously. The application will now go to the city commission with the P&Z recommendation to deny approval.

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20 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Obituaries CASUAL GULF-FRONT DININGAnna Maria Island Beach Cafe4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941-778-0784 Where Manatee Avenue Meets the Gulf Enjoy Thanksgiving Day Turkey Dinner on the Beach Noon 5 PM $14.95 Open for Breakfast on Thanksgiving Day, too! We made stone crabs famous! OPEN 7 Days 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pmLONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Since 1967 MOORE S STONE CRAB RESTAURANTIts that time of year! GET YOUR BIB ON! Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! OPEN 7 DAYS 11:30-9:30 941-383-1748 www.stonecrab.ccIts STONE CRAB SEASON STONE CRAB Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! Roser celebrates Founders Day Roser Memorial Community Church celebrated Founders Day Nov. 10, honoring volunteers who have years and in many different positions, according to a news release. time service: F R years, served on the board of deacons for eight years, served on the missions committee and was involved with collections for the thrift shop. R istry program at Roser and served in that capacity for several years. She also has been involved with missions and is an usher. R 1998. He has served on the board of stewardship and auditor. He also served on the administrative and execu tive committees, the foundation committee, the board of trustees and the board of deacons. He was involved in the remodeling of the fellowship hall and later the remodel ing of the kitchen. N congregation for four years and was chair for one year. She served on the board of deacons. She currently leads the Sunday disciple Bible study for adults. In addition, she served on the board of religious education, the plan ning committee, the fellowship and kitchen remodeling committees and the Thanksgiving dinner committee. She also has helped with the family promise ministry, Christ mas decorations and to organize and plan the simple sup pers. E of religious education and the missions committee and has been chairman of each. She also has been involved in landscaping and vacation Bible School. In addition, she has headed up the annual community Thanksgiving dinner, which is now in its 11th year.   Also, nine members were recognized posthumously: E F E beth Moss, Harriet Carlson, Jean Thobe, Jim Davis and Dick Rowse. Roser is at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. F Tracy HateldR N ton in 1981 from New Jersey. U N U N A of 1957. He was past district governor of Rotary, vice N Island Foods in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. There will be no local service. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge. Condolences may be made online at www.brownand sonsfuneral.com. of Lakewood Ranch, Andrea Adams of Bradenton and Linda of Bradenton; foster daughter Lisa and husband Steve Loomis of West Palm Beach; brother Earl Scott of Lincoln, Neb.; sister Meleta Sammons of Columbus, THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT Anastasia Sheila Murphy Cassidy Anastasia Sheila Murphy Cassidy of Bradenton, born in 1923, died Nov. 17. She raised her family and lived on Anna Maria Island for many years. A U G War II, she was a proud member of VFW Post 10141 and American Legion years as a member of the honor guard, serving at military funerals. It was a great source of pride for her to serve at the funerals of her fellow servicemen and women, having served in one calendar year at 99 services. Her closest friends throughout her life were the women with whom she served. Mrs. Cassidy was a voracious reader and a talented needle worker and seamstress, winning a blue ribbon at F created for her eldest grandson. She loved music and dancing and fabulous high heels. To the end, she wouldnt pass up an opportunity to dance. A memorial service will be held with full military honors at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the VFW Post 10141, 5105 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Donations may be made to Honor Flight of West Central Florida, F Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Dept Mrs. Cassidy is survived by her children, Vince and wife Bernadette, Maureen, Robyn and husband Michael N by Betty Martini, the last surviving member of her Coast Guard friends and a beloved circle of friends from VFW Post 10141.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 21 Streetlife Island police blotterAnna Maria cious incident. A complainant reported that the Bradenton Herald was charging her for newspapers that were not being delivered to her address, owned by another person. She said the owner claimed the newspapers are being stolen, but that she was forced to pay a $200 bill. misdemeanor theft after allegedly stealing memory cards from the electronics department. According to the report, the man took the cards to the bakery, where he purchased a doughnut and then attempted to exit the store without paying for the cards. Bradenton Beach responded to a domestic disturbance and made contact went up the stairs and asked the man again to come down and speak with him, but the suspect refused and kept place the man in custody, at which time he began pulling the ground in order to gain custody. a report that the suspect violated a protection order by attempting to call her three times. The suspects voice 8. has never had a drivers license in this country. Cortez man reported that an unknown person stole his unsecured bicycle left near his boathouse. Holmes Beach mischief. An argument occurred between a man and woman staying at someone elses residence. During the argument, the man damaged the front door, walls and broke several items. Damages were estimated at $300. ing lot and then exited at a high rate of speed, at one point crossing the double yellow line to pass another vehicle. woman said she has never had a drivers license. She was charged with reckless driving and not having a valid allegedly resisted and had to be physically restrained. She was additionally charged with obstruction of a law responded to a domestic disturbance and heard a female inside the residence screaming. As they approached, a male exited the residence and appeared to be trying to tried to kill me. The suspect was placed under arrest, at which time the female declined to prosecute. pulled the juvenile off of the victim and placed him in his out warning when she asked him to take his medication. A female juvenile also was punched while trying to help the woman. Police interviewed the male juvenile, who admitted to striking the woman, but said it was because she had stepped on a cockroach and killed it. The juvenile was arrested. A complainant said she arrived home to feed her cats and left her vehicle unlocked for only a few minutes. When she returned, her purse was missing. The purse and the stolen contents were valued at $67. reported two unsecured bicycles valued at $140 were stolen from outside his residence. HBPD warns: Click it or get a ticket The Holmes Beach Police Department is joining the Click It or Ticket effort for the Thanksgiving holiday week. HBPD, in a news release, said, motorists whether heading across the city or across the country should buckle their safety belts on every trip. The risk of being involved in a serious or deadly car crash increases when the number of cars on the road increases, and the long Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, stated HBPD Chief William Tokajer in the news release. So we want to remind everyone that your seat belts can save your life and those you are traveling with. saved almost 12,000 lives nationwide in 2011. All too often, we see crash victims who were day and didnt arrive safely at their destination, stated Tokajer in the release. We want to remind everyone who will be on the roads to please buckle up every trip, every time so you can give thanks this holiday season and enjoy the time with your loved ones. For more information about travel safety, go online to v.

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22 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER Fresh Fish Shrimp & Grits Steaks Live music Friday & Saturday Reservations recommended 121 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach 941-896-9737 bluemarlinami.com Grill Seafood AUTHENTIC GERMAN BEER, FOOD, CAKES AND ATMOSPHERE! THE REAL GERMAN RESTAURANT ON FLORIDAS WEST COAST Old HamburgSchnitzelhaus FRIDAY & SATURDAY OVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN &CRISPY DUCKLINGCALL AHEAD TO RESERVE Island FleaGet your TIKI on at the Islands newest hot spot for music, food and fun! HOURS 5-12 Wed-Sat, 1-9 Sunday 5704 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 941.778.4402 Island Flea Tiki Bar Live MusicHappy Hour Wed-Fri 5-7 Wed. Doug Bidwell 8-10 Thurs. Greg Roche 8-10 Fri. Tangled Mangos 7-10 Sat. The Toller Band 7-10 Sunday NFL Football 1-4 Sunday -after the Beach Bash -The Gumbo Boogie Band 48 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, ExtraFeature: 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. Monday, Nov. 25-Friday, Nov. 29 No school, fall break Southern BBQ, Dry Rub and Hot BBQ for all your holiday needs! Call 778-6614 or come and pick em up or we ship. GIFT BOXES $ 24 99 Center offers fall camp The kids are out of school and you have to work. What to do? What to do? The solution can found at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, where staff is registering children for Ave., Anna Maria. elementary and middle schools. also for $30, as well as a center pajama party with games, crafts and movies for $25. Students can register for all three days at a cost of $70. Hungry Howies and a movie, $15, miniature golf and ice cream, $15, and to Celebration Station for $35. Hurry. Registration is required by Wednesday, Nov. 20. 1908, ext. 9219.Anna Maria turtle patrol recognized

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 23 WE ROCK ONLINEislander.org AME calendar ria, followed by fourth-grade concert, auditorium. Happy Thanksgiving! AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch treks to AME rium around a display: a hollowed out turtle shell 3 feet itoring volunteer Susan Anderson spoke to Anna Maria with the turtle shell and two skulls of loggerhead sea turtles. She also brought a diorama of a sea turtle nest, a sieve and posts and signs used for marking a turtle nest to demonstrate the work of turtle watch volunteers. Andersons appearance is part of a science series for Students were assigned to write about an animal, and each student chose a different animal for his or her topic. Anderson has been an AMITW volunteer for eight years. She told students about the various types of sea turtles, what AMITW does and also about some of the birds seen on the beach. She encouraged students to be stewards, giving them two rules concerning the birds on the beach: diet range can be harmful. Bread is dangerous to birds because it leeches calcium from their bones. because of their fast metabolism. With evading the chase, ing at least 63 monitors a season. Anna Maria Island is divided into nine sections and seven volunteers take each section to canvass for new sea turtle nests and ber. For more information about AMITW, call Suzi Fox By Jennifer

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24 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 5604B MARINA DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH WWW.ISLANDER.ORG Send your sports, travel news to news@ islander. org. Dont miss the fun. 941-870-4349www.kathleend.net Sailing Catamarans Sailing CatamaransKathleen D Kathleen DUSCG Certied to 20 passengersSailing from 3 locationsAnna Maria Island Longboat Key Downtown SarasotaLets Go Sailing! Island Pest, Feast Restaurant take center soccer league titles Islander Reporter reational soccer season came to a close Nov. 15 with two ries over capable opponents on championship Friday. No. 1 seed Island Pest Control defeated No. 2 seed game behind two goals apiece from Javier Rivera and Julius Petereit, who scored the eventual game winner in the match. Sean Rodriguez, David Daigle and Lilah Bowers notched goals for Beach Bistro in the tough loss. title. Michael Latimer scored three goals and Joe Rogers added two goals during regulation play to lead The Feast. Tyler Pearson led LPAC with four goals, while Paige Charron added one goal in the loss. Abbey Achor, Latimer and Joseph Peery scored goals for The Feast in the shootout to secure the victory. 1 vs. 2 in adult basketball championship Beach to Bay Construction and Bowes Imaging Center justified their No. 1 and second seedings by nal action Nov. 15 in the Anna Maria Island Community Centers adult coed basketball league. Look for results from the championship game, to be played Nov. 19 after presstime, in the next edition of The Islander. waun Jackson added 16 points to round out the scoring for Bowes Imaging Center in the victory. dhill added 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Sun, which also received 15 points from Caleb Earhart. ing round of playoffs. Caleb Earhart led the way with 33 points and 13 rebounds, while Eric Gledhill added 19 points and 17 rebounds in the victory. Brandon Hartwig scored 18 points to lead Southern Greens, which also received 14 points from Joe Combs Jones in the loss. scored 14 points and Jordan Demers added 14 points, victory. Jonathan Moss added 13 points and Ryan Moss scoring. Aaron Dudukes led Gator Man Pools with 11 points, led all scorers with 28 points and 13 rebounds, while with 12 points in the victory. front Restaurant, which also received 10 points and eight rebounds from Matt Myers in the loss. Playoffs underway in adult soccer The playoffs for the adult coed soccer league at the center got started with four matches played Nov. 14. The the winners meeting in the championship game at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. victory over Wash Family Construction. Eric Pullen led Yavalar scored once to lead Wash in the loss. the second match of the evening behind three goals from Adam Bujarski. Molly Bellairs notched the lone goal for Island Pest Control in the loss. pleted the Sato scoring with one goal. Scott Macy scored two goals and James Lynch and Paul Heyward scored one goal each to lead Lapensee Plumbing in the loss. The last game of the evening saw Agnelli Pool & Spa and Damir Glavan added one goal to lead Agnelli in the victory. Logan Bystrom and Ed Moss notched the goals for Discount Signs in the loss. Register now for AMICC winter sports The center is accepting registration now for its winter Games begin in January and players who sign up for two sports get a $25 discount. There are mandatory tryouts for volleyball to ensure league parity. Volleyball tryouts are Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and teams will be chosen immediately afterwards. Matches will be played on Tuesday evenings in the center gym. bers. 5 and, like volleyball, teams will be chosen that evening. Games will be played Wednesdays and Thursdays. The The cost for tennis is $50 for singles and $85 for day evenings at the center courts starting at 6 p.m. The center will be hosting an adult coed 4v4 soccer tournament for adults 18 years old and up with games starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. ers per team. The cost is $150 per team. Players and teams can register for center sports online at www.islandcommunitycenter.com ext. 9205, or email matty@myamicc.com. Key Royale golf news a Doe Day golf event for women Nov. 13, with more than by lunch in the clubhouse. tion, while Joyce Lathrop won closest to the pin. The women also held a putting contest, which was won by Barbara Estok. In other club news, the men members played an some match Nov. 11. The team of Ron Pritchard, Dennis Schavey, Ron Robinson and Gert Sevlneier combined on a 51 to win the match. Bob Lang, John Cassese, Schaefer and Gary Duncan day. The team of Jim Mixon, Mark Mixon, Dean Christensen place. foursome match Nov. 15. The team of Sally Martin, Mary Horseshoe news Three teams advanced from pool play during Nov. watched as Gene Bobeldyk and Adin Shank slipped past earn bragging rights for the day. Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 25 Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O AM City Pier tides; Cortez high tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later Anna Maria Island Tides Date AM HIGH PM HIGH AM LOW PM LOW Moon Nov. 20 2:45p 1.5 7:24 -0.2 5:52 1.3 Nov. 21 12:11 2.4 3:24 1.5 8:02 -0.2 6:39 1.3 Nov. 22 12:53 2.3 4:05 1.5 8:44 -0.1 7:42 1.3 Nov. 23 1:41 2.1 4:47 1.6 9:29 0.1 9:02 1.3 Nov. 24 2:41 1.9 5:28 1.6 10:17 0.2 10:33 1.1 Nov. 25 3:58 1.7 6:08 1.7 11:07 0.4 Nov. 26 5:32 1.5 6:44 1.8 12:00 1.0 11:57 0.5 Nov. 27 7:09 1.4 7:19 2.0 1:12 0.7 12:44 0.7 IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ROD REPAIRISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE5503 MARINA DRIVE at KEYES MARINA, HBOPEN DAILY 7AM 941-779-2838Major Credit Cards Accepted Visit us at www.IslandDiscountTackle.com released after Island fishing in full swing despite wacky fall weatherBy Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter and snook is in full swing for area anglers as water temps are beginning to cool. The temp at the St. Petersburg N AA degrees. The fall targets are migrating inland in search of in certain areas. And if you know the area, catching 50 is ideal. Silver is a good bet because of the vast number topwater doesnt work, try a soft plastic on a jighead. Fishing from or along the beaches of Anna Maria also is resulting in a variety of species. Catches include pompano. For these species, you may want to work a small white or chartreuse buck tail jig. If youre targeting jacks and macks, use a silver spoon. If youre looking to hook into a pompano, youve got to try a Goofy jig in colors from yellow to white to hot pink. You can see which one G during those days with light winds and calm seas. By G attracting mangrove snapper and grouper to the surface. mangrove snapper up to 21 inches. Limits of these tasty are attainable. Also on nearshore structure, Girle is getting into F E Moving inshore, Girle is jigging for pompano on When the pompano hunt dies out, Girle is looking to F A G in Sarasota Bay although not in the volume of past weeks. Again, live shiners are the bait of choice. Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier is seeing Spanish mackerel landing on the deck. Though with the bait around the pier sporadic, the mack bite is following suit. Small white crappie jigs or Clark spoons are a good macks, you might also hook up with jack crevalle, blue although the bite is thinning out. A live shrimp or shiner to hook a snapper, which also produces some juvenile Capt. Aaron Lowman running charters and work ing the shop at Island Discount Tackle is targeting A So youve got to cast your shiner right up to the edge of the branches. Placing live shiners along the mangrove Fishing docks also is proving prosperous for Lowman. By anchoring within casting range of a dock and tossing in a Berkley Gulp shrimp on a jighead, both side cast, Lowman is able to skip a jig under the dock, allowing it to sink to the bottom. A lot of times thats when you get a bite, says Lowman. If the jig doesnt get hit, he slowly twitches it back to the boat, hoping for a strike. Rumors of pompano are coming into the tackle shop. Lowman says the most popular baits are Goofy A A Island. The passing cold fronts and accompanying wind have the water is moving. Howard likes to use a popping cork numerous cold fronts, he says. A predator was landed in 2 feet of water on a shiner this remain an easy target, he predicts. Spanish mackerel, kingfish, bonito and sharks. And Howard had an occasional tarpon come to the party. beach should be calm and offer some excellent hunting, he predicts. tening up on all the shiners in our area as they prepare to migrate south for the winter.

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26 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER PAGE 27 ebrate? Maybe youve just opened a business or your ered, email your who, what, where, when and why Enjoy FREE wireless internetin the vicinity of No passwo rd needed! SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org HOLMES BEACH37 Years of Professional Service to Anna Maria Island and BradentonEXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTSPopular Herons Watch, 10 min. to beaches. 3BR,2BA. New carpet and interior paint. New AC 2010. $229,000. RENTALS GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home. GULFFRONT Luxury Villas 2/2 and 1/1.5 Vacation/Seasonal CANALFRONT HOMES WITH POOLS, SEASONAL or VACATION Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc. Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI 941-713-4755 800-771-6043 Call Jesse Brisson941-713-4755 TOWNHOUSE IN THE CAYEverything is new in this 2bed/2bath condo. Great location close to Anna Maria Island and Bradenton. With a boat dock and a pool, what more could anyone ask for. $190,000. Call Jesse Brisson @ 941.713.4755. Sarasotas Eat Here opens for lunch Sean Murphy, owner of the three Eat Here locations is now serving lunch. The luncheon menu is in response to customer demand, Murphy said. Meanwhile, folks in the island Eat Here vicinity will need to plan a day trip to imbibe. The lunch menu includes Gulf Coast cuisine and 10 specialty items. Fresh salads, soups and breads also are on the menu. The Sarasota Eat Here is at 1888 Main St., while other locations are at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Chamber schedules November social The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Island Coffee Haus in the S&S Plaza, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost of the event is $5 and reservations are requested but not required. ments and snacks will be served and door prizes will be awarded. For more information or to make a reservation, call Longboat Key chamber plans luncheon event Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Chart House Restaurant, 201 Cost of the event is $20 for members and $25 for guests. Reservations are required. spective chamber members. For more information or to make a reservation, call Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander for $2,575,000; list $2,790,000. hold on 4th Street LLC to Nadler for $950,000; list $1,049,000. BFI Investments LLP for $925,000; list $999,000. $750,000. for $595,000; list $645,000. $629,000. for $515,000; list $535,000. Dorroh for $471,500; list $489,000. $425,100. $399,000. LBK chamber plans tree-lighting ceremony Armands Circle merchants will hold the Holiday Night of in Sarasota. Santa is expected to arrive at 6 p.m. and the event will have continuous live music. Village business trio celebrate anniversaries The Bob Brown Art Gallery, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, and several business neighbors in the Historic ments and appetizers, as well as anniversary cake. town Desserts, 507 Pine Ave.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 27 RREAL EStT At TE cotidomp I S L A N D E R C LL AA SS SS II F II EE DD SS Anna Maria city: 2/2 pool home located west of Gulf Drive. $522,000 mariannebc@aol.com 941-725-7799 Marianne Correll Your Listing REALTOR* Understanding Professional DedicatedLISTING ALL TYPES OF PROPERTIES SINCE 19996101 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach 34217Investor special, 203 67th St duplex. Close to the beach, new roof and AC. 2/2 and 2/1 with room for pool. $575,000 INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR, HOLMES BEACH I NEED LISTINGS! And Ill give you 100 percent effort.JASON HRNAK 941-773-6572 jhrnak@gmail.com With 20 years experience, I understand whats important to you: Getting the results you desire with a high level of personal service. Realtor Cindy Hayworth Our Florida lifestyle. Casual, not complicated. Call me at 941.504.1511 Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few d ays or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach ITEMS FOR SALE HOT SPRINGS HOT tub/spa. Seats six, 78-inch diameter, 17 jets, cover, steps. Excellent condition. Maintained by pool service. Help available to move. $1,500. Has to go. 941-713-3386. TWO TICKETS: $50. Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jan. 21. 941-778-5119. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920. FREEZER: 9.0 CUBIC foot, $45. 941-7781620. Holmes Beach. ITEMS FOR SALE Continued PLACEMATS, COASTERS, NAPKIN rings, 6 placemats, 8 coasters, 8 napkin rings, $10.  Call 941-761-1415.       LA-Z-BOY RECLINER: DARK brown, large size, $15. 9 a.m.9 p.m.  941-792-0008. FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classieds@islander.or g fax tollfree 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer) ANNOUNCEMENTS THE HIVE: GIFTS & Arts at Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Local hand-made unique jewelry including our very popular Mermaids Range, Tibetan jewelry and goods, plus Pandora-style charms and various gift items from around the world. 941-730-1745. More ads = more readers in The Islander. A.M.I. BEACHES REAL ESTATE5702 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach CALL THE BEACHES EXPERTCindy Quinn, P.A., Realtor, CDPECell: 941-780-8000Go to my website to view all AMI listings:islandannamaria.com The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Ave, Suite 110 Sarasota FL 34236Each Of ce is Independently Owned and Operated.terry HAYESGlobal market. Global connections.941.302.3100 terry.hayes@sothebysrealty.com discoverannamaria.comTerry Hayes, Realtor 238 Lakeview DriveUnique north-end location! Soundly built with concrete up and down, this 3br/2ba home offers elevator, pool, dock with lift and all on a large lot! Just a block to Pine Avenue shops and restaurants. $1,174,000893 North Shore DriveMemories to be made in this charming 4br/3ba home with hardwood floors, two master suites and updated! $1,549,000 OPEN 1-4 SUNDAY NOV. 24230 Oak AvenueNew construction! British West Indies inspired 4br/4ba with pool, dock and lift. Beautiful custom finishes! $1,999,000 NEW LISTING2312 Gulf Drive, #204Gulffront 2br/2ba condo, tastefully updated. Well maintained complex with pool and ground-level storage. $599,000 NEW LISTING OPEN 10-1 THUR NOV. 21 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6849, toll free 800.778.9599 $1,695,000 Call US to LISTEN and HELP you LIST or BUY your beach place! Call the Neelys! 941.809.5565 941.807.6220cellwithmeland barb.com $698,000 $765,000 Beachfront Beach View Duplex. Bay/Gulf View A A $253,000. 2513 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a vacant 50x100 lot A $212,000. F U $190,000. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothebys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebysrealty. com. Discoverannamaria.com. WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View at  The Islander  store, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classied ads and subscribe online? Check it out at www.islander.org. Turn the page for more classieds...

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28 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER BOATS & BOATING ANNA MARIA ISLAND boaters: Selling or buying, call Captain Dave! World Class Yacht Sales, 877-901-BOAT. captaindave@wcyachtsales.com HELP WANTED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT: Good computer, data entry, and of ce skills a must. Knowledge of RNS rental management software is a plus. Salary based on skills and experience. Flexible hours and willing to work weekends and holidays. Good people skills a must. Please submit resume in person at: 5309 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. LAWN SERVICE HELPER: Drivers license needed, full-service experience preferred. Call 941-778-2837. LPNS NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic using Hoyer lift. Morning shifts, 4-5 hours starting at 7 a.m. Overnight shifts, 9:30 p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-685-5213. KIDS FOR HIRE LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available. CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood development major. Emily, 941-567-9276. RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certi ed babysitter. Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-5457995. 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 of ce, 5604-B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. SERVICES TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/ spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069. I DONT CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message. ISLANDER HANDYMAN SERVICE: 23-year Island resident, references. The Flying Dutchman LLC. We do all repair, interior and exterior, carpentry and more. Peter, 941-447-6747. ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free estimates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim Weaver, 813-727-1959. ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-7782535. TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reasonable. Call Mike, 941-567-6634. CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941756-4570. INTRODUCTORY OFFER! BUY one, get one free music lesson. manateemusic.net or 941741-8832. Sandys Lawn Service Inc.Established in 1983 Residential and Commercial Full service lawn maintenance Landscaping Clean-up Hauling tree trimming Licensed & Insured Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist Replacement Doors and Windows Steven Kaluza Andrew ChennaultLIC#CBC056755 I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S Residential & Condo Renovations vice RDI CONSTRUCTION INC.CBC 1253471 Bed: A bargain! King, Queen, Full & Tw in, pre-owned from $30 new/used. 941-922-5271 www.sleepking.net Need computer help? Chances R, I can help. And if I dont have the answer, I know someone who will. Start to nish hardware, software, network setup and repair, printer help, continuing support... Give me a call. If its broke, I can usually x it. Cell phones, too.e Sock Solutions business network / computer solutionsSocko Pearson, 941-799-1169, sockopearson@aol.comISLAND REFERENCES AVAILABLE ANSWERS TO NOV. 20 PUZZLE SA BENA RE SI ST SA MA TI S CR AN ES IN UT ER OS AV AN T HI YO SI LV ER AW AY PR IN CE UA LS AB EF LE XR ET AK EN SN OBNO NA CI DA ERAT IN G SE RU M L IA UM PS EN SE L ESS FA TI NB RE DG EL TH EB AL CO NY IS CL OS ED EA PD OO RS DO LE SC OT AN ASAS TO TC IN E C AJ OL E THTHTHTHTH AT SA LL FO LK S REHA BS HO MO LA AS TA T OS AG EO TE RI AP IN GE LL SA YG OO DN IG HT GR AC IE MU SM EL ON SP LA YS UP IL ES SA TE FO E B EA CH RA TT AI LS BA DT RI PX ER O AL BE RT AB AR NA VE ON OI GU AR DS AN DM AY GO DB L ESS EM IN EM MA GE NT AA LE AS T SE LE NE TI ER OD SL A SSES SPONSORED BY Adopt-A-Pet TAKE ME HOME! Andy is recovered from a collar embedded in his neck and ready for a forever family. He is young, extremely handsome and cant wait to go on long walks with and a microchip and hes neutered. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer about Andy and other rescued, adoptable pets. 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 colorsSales-Service-Parts941-726-2280 Registered Insured Floridas Best Dealer ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The Islander are collecting new or used, repairable shing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children. Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander of ce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Dont be sorry, be safe. ESTATE SALES ESTATE SALE ON Key Royale, Anna Maria Island. 604 Gladstone Lane, Holmes Beach. 941-730-5866. Only 8:01 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 Designer furniture, accessories, antiques, household items, garage tools, lawn equipment, front-load washer and dryer, so much more! Great items ready for your house or re-sale. Great prices, even free section. Come out, have some fun! All must go! Dont miss this one! GARAGE SALES 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. Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941779-2733. STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. LOST & FOUND LOST: IPOD IN black leather case. Friday night at Holmes Beach movie night. Contact us, 941-778-4410, reward. FOUND: BLACK WALLET belonging to Eric Hamilton Hicks, please call Bruce to identify. 630-278-9492. FOUND: SILHOUETTE EYEGLASS. Found at 72nd Street and Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Call 810-875-4459. MISSING: GRETA-THE-CAT. White, calico spots, dark ears, tail. Call Kate, 941-567-6577 or Sharon, 941-778-9432. Reward. PETS WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!) are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please, call for information, 941-8966701. DOGGY DAY CARE: Coastal Canine Cottage. Leave your pets with us for fun and pampering while youre out! Lisa, 941-243-3990. 8819 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton. BOATS & BOATING BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sun sh, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400. PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-518-3868 or see boatorida.weebly.com. POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot berglass tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Great for shing-stand on the side without tipping, go in really shallow waters. Very fun boat for anyone who wants to get on the water! Includes a trolling motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call Toni, 941-928-8735. THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria Island since 1992.

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THE ISLANDER NOV. 20, 2013 29 LAWN & GARDEN Continued JRS LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015. LANDSCAPING STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free estimates. Call Shark Mark, 941-3016067. SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, shell phone 941-720-0770. TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and commercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-6600. NATURES DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-9381, 941-448-6336. HOME IMPROVEMENT VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www. vangopainting.net. CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479. GRIFFINS HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, ne woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood ooring. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-4472198. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. THE FLYING DUTCHMAN LLC: Professional tile roof restoration. Call Peter for free estimate. 23-year Island resident, references, insured. 941-447-6747. SERVICES Continued 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, 941545-6688. PART-TIME BOOKKEEPING services available, experienced and reliable. Call Michael at 941713-0284. JOHN THE FIREMAN Island Cycle & Scooter Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-639-5002 or 941-276-1414. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. 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30 NOV. 20, 2013 THE ISLANDER HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570. RENTALS WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.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 RENTAL WANTED: Jan 1, 2014. Seeks single-family home or duplex in Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. No pets, no smoking, minimum 2BR/1BA. Call Milan, 214-477-6554. 1BR AND 2BR units off Cortez Road, two miles from the beach. 3611 117th St. W., one block from the bay. $650-$800/month. 941-5188478. I S L A N D E R C LL AA SS SS II F II EE DD SS RENTALS Continued 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. STUDIO APARTMENT. PRIVATE, clean. Two blocks from Bridge Street. $600/weekly, $1,800/monthly. 813-892-4768. Two bedroom apartment. $850/weelky. Beach and intracoastal one-half block. Best location in Bradenton Beach. 813-707-0130. APARTMENTS AVAILABLE: 1 and 2BR at Westbay Cove condo. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants, on free trolley line. Tennis, two heated pools. Old Florida Realty Co., 941713-9096. FOR RENT: YEARLY 3BR/3BA and loft, Anna Maria City. Dock and lift, $2,000/month. 813629-1867. HOUSE FOR RENT: Annual, clean and spacious 3BR/2BA, near city pier. Large yard, pets OK.   $1,800/month. 941-538-9328. SEASONAL RENTAL NOW: Steps to beach, furnished 3BR/3BA. Private heated pool, twocar garage, $1,500/week. Call Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456. ANNUAL 3BR-1.5BA with screened porch, garage. washer, dryer and big back yard. $2,000/month. Mike Norman Realty. 941-7786696. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals with pool. Walk to everything! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. REAL ESTATE PLEASE CALL ME if you are interested in selling. I am looking to purchase a home close to the beach or on the beach. 941-779-6158. No Realtors. WERE LOW, LISTINGS needed.  Are you curious as to how much your home could be worth? Call us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at Edgewater Real Estate, 941778-8104. FREE! WHAT EVERY Real estate buyer or seller needs to know!  Go to: www.yourmarketupdate. com. 941-400-8735. LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. $230,500.  Over-55 community, no pets, renovated home, quiet area, double carport, ground  oor, boat docks,  kayak/canoe  facilities, heated pool, exercise room, tennis, shufeboard, and waterfront park on beautiful Sarasota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton Beach. For sale by owner. Call Fred 941-7945011. 2BR/2BA 2003 CONDO in the gated main street at Bradenton complex on the Manatee River. Pool, tness center, deeded covered parking, pets OK. $128,500. Call Linda at Keller Williams Realty, 813-334-7628. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach941-778-8104 Properties are MOVING at Edgewater Real Estate! Stop by our ofce, visit online or call an agent today.Edgewatervacationhomes.com Edgewaterrealestateami.com Real Estate Sales Vacation Rentals Annual Rentals Property Management Concierge Service We re Serious about our Customer Servi ce Your full service Real Estate Agency providing exceptional customer service for all your short or long term goals. Whether staying a few days or a lifetime, we will help you find your perfect accommodation. One stop shop. We can pro vide everything you might need ..buy rent and finance your piece of paradise. Gulf to Bay with Boat Dock, Community Pool 2 Bed/1 Bath Call Bill $89,500 Gulf to Bay With Boat Dock & Community Pool 2 Bed/1 Bath Call Bill $85,000. 1Bed/2.5 bth. $98,000 SOLDLESS than $100k on Longboat Key. All have Gulf and bay access, pool and boat docks. Over-55 community. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach CANALFRONT POOL HOMEExceptional buy. Updated CANALFRONT W/POOL island location. Tons of charm. VILLAGE GREEN CONDO Meticulously maintained NEW CANAL-POOL HOME GATED COMMUNITYRare buildable lot in exclusive GULFFRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, Big Fish Real Estate is collecting food items for the Mayors Feed the Hungry program. Please stop by our of ce and contribute to this annual food drive. INC 800-367-1617 941-778-6696Mike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACHwww.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978 B EACHFRONT C O NDO 2BR/2BT direct beach front. Ground level, located next to pool, turnkey furnished. Fantastic views of the Gulf. $547,500. 6 BED ROOM I N A NNA M ARIA... Ground-level duplex located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3 BR/2 BA each side. Completely renovated. 2,300 sq. ft. $995,000. REDUCED S UNBO W B AY 2BR/2BT end unit with lagoon view. Complex offers two heated pools, tennis, elevator and covered parking. $269,000

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