Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)

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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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By Mark Young Islander Reporter A 25-year-old North Carolina woman faces up to three years in a Florida prison after being convicted Nov. 27 of grand theft auto and causing serious injury to a law Amanda Varner will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. In early March, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments were called to assist a Florida Highway Patrol helicopter deputies, who were tracking a stolen car and Varner for a North Carolina arrest warrant. Police closed in on Varner at the Island Shopping Center in the 5400 block of Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Bradenton Beach to the scene. As police moved in on Varner, drawing HB committee eyes downtown improvements. Page 4 On the government calendar. Page 4 Committee drives template for off-site parking agreements. Page 5 The Islander editorial. Page 6 Dec. 3, 2003 headlines. Page 7 Serving on Thanksgiving. Pages 7-8 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-13 Make a date, plan ahead. Page 12-13 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword. Page 18 AME welcomes Chinese exchange students. Page 22 Exploring Highlands Hammock. Page 24 Anglers change tactics, improve odds. Page 25 Commerce and community. Page 26 AsTheWorld Terns squawk over park. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Make a date, plan Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Meetings Op-Ed Happenings BB OFFICER, Aubry probes park problem. Page 2 Spotlight: Lusk on stage. Page 14 VOLUME 22, NO. 5 DEC. 4, 2013 FREE Greatest Generation: Bartow. Page 20 Better watch out Christmas parade Dec. 7 on island Listen for the boom of the cannons and the jingle of sleigh bells. The Anna Maria Island Privateers, Santa Claus and many friends will stage the annual Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade will begin at about 10 a.m. at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria and travel south, mostly along Gulf Drive, to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. and peddled and should be decorated for Bayfront Park at 9:30 a.m. At Coquina at about 11:30 a.m., AMIP will host an open house and party, with Santa greeting and handing out presents to children. The Privateers will serve a donation from adults. To register for the parade, go to amiprivateers.memberlodge.org. For more information, call Laura Long at 941-962-9820.Beach renourishment to start up soonBeachgoers line the shore Nov. 25 from 79th Street in Holmes Beach southward. Sometime in mid-December, the area will be the starting point for Great Lakes Dock and Dredge to pump sand ashore south to Coquina Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Rumors on Anna Maria Island that beach renourishment would begin immediately after Thanksgiving were premature. But its beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker said he and Great Lakes Dock and Dredge, the contractor for the renourishment project, have not sand on the island shore. Hunsicker said he wont know a start date for another week or two, but he expects January. Great Lakes, which did the 1992 and 2002 renourishment of the island beaches, has other projects to complete before its equipment can be brought to the island. pipes might take several weeks before sand about 2,000 feet off the northwest tip of Anna Maria. Renourishment will start at the 79th Street beach access in Holmes Beach and proceed BEACH, beaches are included in this project. With no weather delays or equipment failure, the renourishment of beach areas down February, Hunsicker said. That will cause the least interference for resorts that advertise the beach as an amenity for guests. neers, the state of Florida and Manatee County, Coquina Beach will be renourished with state and county funds. The countys portion of beach renourishment cost is paid with revenue from the tourist development tax collected on rentals of six months or less in Manatee County. Hunsicker said the county saved about $2 Woman convicted of injuring Bradenton Beach police of cer AM pier beach pumps upThe Anna Maria City enhanced in 2012 by a Bimini Bay dredging project again is getting sand pumped on shore. The sand is being dredged from the Lake LaVista inlet to improve navigation. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Varner weapons and ordering her from her vehicle, she sped out of the parking lot onto Holmes Boulevard. Hall, coming from the other direction, was hit head on by Varner, causing serious injuries, including a broken leg that required a 15-inch metal rod to repair. Hall was told his law enforcement career was over but, after months of rehabilitation, was medically cleared for road patrol in September and is back on the job. Varners saga began in 2003 when she was the sole survivor of a North Carolina drugBradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale welcomes Hall back to work in September.

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DECEMBER SPECIAL TAKE-OUtT ONLY PLEASE SEE AM Pa ARK, NEXT pP AGE Anna Maria park hopefuls await Dec. 5 commission meetingBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Filling seats at a city meeting in A A nna Maria is seldom a problem. With hot-button topics such as parking and rental solutions, the gallery is often SSRO. S S uch will be the case for the Dec. 5 A A nna Maria City Commission meeting. T Thats when residents should learn the fate of what city planner A A lan G G arrett calls the A A nna Maria City Pier Park on the vacant lots at the east end of Pine A A venue. Commissioners on June 27 approved by a 3-1 vote a plan for the park drawn by then-Commissioner G G ene A Aubry. T T hat approval came with a $50,000 donation from Holmes Beach resident Rex Hagen, and a pledge of $100,000 from Pine A A venue Restoration LL LLC principals E E d Chiles and Mike Coleman. A A ubrys plan included public restrooms and a 15-space public parking lot at the south end of the park. T The park perimeter already is lined with newly planted 15-20 foot oak trees, while the remainder of the park will be landscaped open space with benches. sailing after commission approval and proceeded to purchase trees and shrubbery, dig a well and build an irrigation system, all attributed to Hagens donation. A A t the same time, G G arrett prepared a site plan for commission approval. E E ven though the park is on city property and the plan is prepared by the city, the city administration must follow code and hold a review for the site plan by the planning and zoning board and, if it meets code requirements, eventual approval by the city commission. E E nter Commission Chair Chuck Webb, who was not at the June 27 meeting where the 3-1 vote was held. A A t the site plan hearing Nov. 21, Webb said he wanted to know about any conditions attached to the donations, saying he is opposed to the citys acceptance of private funds with contingencies. Webb said at the Nov. 21 meeting he was learning for tions, and he thought his colleagues would never approve a plan that included conditions from a private donor. S S ince the June 27 approval, stories about the park and the donations, including a photo of tree installations, have appeared in T The Islander. Commissioners voted Nov. 21 to continue the public hearing on the park site plan to 6 p.m. T Thursday, Dec. 5, at A Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 GGulf Drive. S S ince the Nov. 21 meeting, however, several people, including Coleman, have claimed Webb deviated from established site-plan review procedures by calling for a continuation. meets all requirements established by the code, the commission must approve the plan. T The park site plan does meet those requirements, GGarrett said Nov. 21. A A t the June 27 meeting, city attorney Jim Dye had reviewed the conditions without objection. On Nov. 21, however, Dye said he would again review the conditions and bring them to the Dec. 5 continuation of the public hearing. A A fter learning of Webbs objections, Hagen said it was a tempest in a teapot. He also said he expected all would be resolved at the Dec. 5 continuation. Mayor S S ueL L ynn said she was stunned when Webb voiced his objections. S She said she had asked commissioners at the June 27 meeting to be sure this is what you want, and she was assured when the commission majority favored the plan. S S ince the Nov. 21 continuation, the mayor has halted work at the park until the commission approves the site plan. Hagen said the city needs a park, parking and public restrooms near the pier, which is considered by Manatee ist attraction. If the commission votes down the park, Hagen said he wants his money back. Coleman said PA A R has not made a decision pending the outcome of the public hear ing. Former Anna Maria City Commissioner Gene Aubry surveys the undeveloped lots Nov. 30 that are set to become a city park at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. Aubry, an architect, volunteered his time to design the park to include new mature oak trees, 15 parking spaces and restrooms. The amenities, to be provided with funds donated by resident Rex Hagen and Pine Avenue Restoration, have Commissioner Chuck Webb. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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4 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria City Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941Manatee County Will We Grow implementation. Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee Fire Rescue ton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of Interest tion hearing, University South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall. Sarasota. be closed Dec. 24-25. Send notices to news@islander.org. Campaign contributionMelissa Williams, who ran for Holmes Beach city com missioner in the Nov. 5 election, closed out her cam Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization for the media center. Williams recently presented PTO president Monica Simpson with a check for $184.84. Williams previously volunteered at the media center. Islander Courtesy PhotoHB center committee looks for downtown improvements cials have plans for improving the area at the intersection of Marina and Gulf drives, including the elimination of the merge/turn lane along Marina Drive northbound from Gulf Drive to the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, to improve safety and allow for landscape buffering. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Theres a good reason former Bradenton planner and development director Jerry West called the Holmes Beach city center committee an exciting group. tion and parking problems, the city center committee isnt just looking at resolving existing problems, but also has a focus on enhancing the city for future needs. The city center committee comprises volunteers with more than a century of engineering and architectural experience. been forthcoming, but nothing can come to fruition until West said no surface projects could be implemented until the city addresses drainage issues. an engineering study and, based on his inspections, there is much to do in terms of locating stormwater pipes that the known pipes. OBrien said one of the main drains responsible for carrying rainwater into the Mainsail marina basin is about 90 percent blocked. He also said some drain pipes are too low in the ground. and seawater will go all the way to the city hall swale, said OBrien. Thats why you have stinking water, because the seawater is just sitting in the plugged pipe. OBrien said seawater is getting trapped in swales and its killing vegetation, adding to the odor issue. Once the drainage situation is addressed, plans from the intersection to the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. On an island with little opportunity for expansion, committee members say the idea will accomplish two goals: improve safety and provide landscaping. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said motor ists use the lane to speed past other vehicles and jump back into the primary lane. The elimination of the lane would decrease the potential for accidents. It also would give the city added space for landscaping and a boardwalk along the marina where businesses on barges also are being proposed. The atmosphere would be enhanced with old-fashioned gas street lights. The ideas from the committee are to make the city center a walkable shopping destination for residents and visitors. The plans include enhancing pedestrian and bicycle The committee suggested the use of portable planters to experiment with landscaping if and when the Marina Drive merge lane is eliminated. OBrien also suggested eliminating the driveway Hanks. OBrien said an intersection is meant for public streets and its not meant to be a four-way intersection with one path being a private driveway. It doesnt meet Florida Department of Transportation standards, said OBrien. Well have to work with the property owners to come up with another plan. While city center ideas are being vetted in the public, committee members stress that they are simply brainstorming. There was, however, a plan submitted by a group of merchants to create a roundabout at the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives, although the committee has not addressed it. There are no plans being submitted, said OBrien. West said the city center committee is supposed to be bringing up the rear of what other committees are doing. We need them to be on board before we know where we are going, so I think we are moving faster than everyone else, said West. OBrien said the city could move early with shutting down the Marina Drive merge lane, however, and will turn the idea of portable planters over to the citys Much of what the committee wants to do hinges on the successful completion of the Mainsail Lodge development site. The Mainsail site and the proposed city center projects are expected to work in conjunction with one another to enhance both projects. In other matters, since the city center committee is ahead of other committees, and December is a busy holiday month, West proposed cancelling the Dec. 17 meet ing. The members agreed and scheduled the next meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. West said he would like to see more people join the committee to expand its creative potential. Anyone wishing to join the committee can contact West at 941-7782268. Along the lines of more participation, OBrien said he would like the committee to consider the creation of a design competition for city center amenities. Members agreed that would be a good idea moving forward and would discuss it at a later date.

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TOWNS INAMERICA PRETTIEST BEACH HB parking expansion template ready for commission review That would have cost the state and county another of-the-art expandable groins to replace the dilapidated concrete groins located along the beach now. Total cost of the entire renourishment project is estimated at $16 million. While Anna Maria beaches are not included in this project, Hunsicker has said the Bean Point area of Anna Maria would need renourishment in the future. At this time, he said, those beaches are in good condition. The Holmes Beach congestion committee is awaiting the mayors proposal to increase parking at the Manatee Public Beach, including removing a fenced storage area, as part of a multi-pronged plan to address congestion in the city. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Its no secret on Anna Maria Island that an increasing number of visitors seeking beach time can translate to crowded, sometimes illegal parking. The city of Holmes Beach has taken action to disavailable to visitors at the Manatee Public Beach. The congestion committee, city center committee, committee are reviewing a piece of the parking problem pie. The congestion committee, perhaps, has the largest share. Committee members are working with city staff and Mayor Carmel Monti, who is working with Manatee ing lot to add spaces and a passenger drop and pickup area. The committees primary focus has been the development of a parking agreement with churches and businesses that will allow use of their parking lots for beach That includes use of the city hall parking lot, which could provide 30 additional spaces on the weekends and the Island Library on Sundays and Mondays, when it is from the beach and the trolley route only travels northbound along Marina Drive. lots as close to the beach as possible and work out from the beach, said committee member Bob Johnson. Committee chair Carol Soustek said the secondary ther from the beach would be to ensure a trolley stop is nearby. In all, the committee plans initial discussion with six churches and banks that could provide some 235 additional parking spaces on weekends and holidays. spots at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, on the border of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. already provides beach parking on weekdays, Saturdays and after church on Sundays, but it is underused. However, some nearby residents have complained about the though their neighborhood. The committee has been progressing through a docconsideration, but needs city commission approval. At a Nov. 26 congestion committee meeting, memwith the understanding that each agreement would need to be negotiated and brought back to the committee for a recommendation to the city commission. This thing is going to vary from user to user, said Johnson. This is just a guideline document, and then well need to look at the parameters of each negotiation. The committee wants the city commission to take the draft agreement up for discussion and possible vote at the commissions Dec. 10 meeting. Soustek said she would like committee representatives to begin negotiatThe committee already has set a February launch lots. The next phase for the committee is to launch a public awareness campaign. There has been discussion on how to do that, but committee members were tasked by Soustek to come up with more ideas and bring them to their Dec. 9 meeting. The public awareness campaign is a key factor in the committees success. Just because we created it, doesnt mean theyll come, said Johnson. Now its how do we get the word out and how do we keep people engaged. The committee will meet only once in December, at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

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6 DEC. 4, 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 Morgan Harlan Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Shane Pelkey Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) DEC. 4, 2013 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. The preferred method is to send letters by email to news@islander.org. Online readers may comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander. org. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,500 users with updates daily. Like us online.Shopping insanity While the world grows smaller, the universe seems to expand. Talking heads on TV keep saying shopping on Thanksgiving is bad, but I say working on Thanksgiving is worse. If shoppings your thing, so be it. Whats worse than sitting and watching football all day, gorging on chips and onion dip, wings and cheese balls, beer and nachos and whatever else lands on the TV tray beside the recliner? Women who really know how to shop for bargains are more likely to skip lunch and dinner to get the job done. Now that Bargain-Plucking Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are passed, we can relax and shop in peace and quiet. No more shouting about one-day deals, free shipping or the worlds lowest prices. Did it seem this year went by faster than all the others before it? It did. Does it seem the countdown to Christmas is shorter this year? It is. Have you penciled in events and things to do for nearly every day on the December calendar? Theres a lot of celebrating to do, apparently, and the insanity of the season is just beginning. We took a ride after the turkey leftovers were snuggled away in the refrigerator Nov. 28 and the tour took us by the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, where we saw contractors have made progress getting the restaurant and bait shop rebuilt after the Sept. 30 ees, who must be concerned about providing for their loved ones during the holiday. Then we rode past the Anna Maria City Pier, where snow, er, sand from the dredging was bullpier was nearly obscured from the road. We couldnt help but stop and wonder over the halted work at the six vacant lots across from the that parking is in short supply at the east end of Pine Avenue. It seems like the city is obliged to provide parking for piergoers, whether they come to view Tampa entity that only grows in popularity with the passage of time. Its truly the most popular attraction on Anna Maria Island and its deserving of the title. But the city needs to step up and provide for the people, including residents, who want to enjoy this amenity. The vacant land across the road, however, could be more useful as a parking lot 50 weeks of the year, and still serve the need for open space for festivals and festivities. Theres no rhyme or reason why city leaders think parking the length of Pine Avenue at the church and various businesses makes up for the lack of parking at the pier. So now the park has 15 oak trees, which appear to be dying from the constant wash of salt spray and an amateur irrigation system. And the city commission has brought the whole project to a standstill. Sorry, but absence or no, the commission chair should have known from prior discussion, agendas and backup materials what was involved in creating the park, the donations that were made to offset the citys expense and the amenities that were proposed and approved. To halt it now is absurd. We may need to check the water cooler at city hall for hallucinogens. Or as one of the park benefactors eloquently said, Weve now scaled to a new height of idiocy in Anna Maria government. And thats a tall claim for the northernmost city. But so the benefactors dont quibble or try to lay claim to the quote, it was Rex Hagen who said it. I invite folks to do more than just prattle about it. Go walk around that vacant land and ponder its use, spend a little time there. Watch folks drive around and around looking for a place to park, watch the trolley load and unload pier patrons, and then decide for yourself if the sandlot couldnt be more useful. Please, dont let Scrooge, a grump or the Grinch steal the park, or Christmas. Meanwhile, the merchants in downtown Holmes Beach and The Islander again invite you to get in the holiday spirit at the Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House. The newspaper is hosting a Christmas party with ries are sure to engage children of all ages. (Would you believe one chilly December open house, as the night air, folks came out of the tavern in the shopping center to see if it was indeed snowing?) The Anna Maria Island Privateers will arrive by ship to entertain and escort children of all ages to visit Santa in his sleigh. Come, enjoy some cheer at the shops in the area. Get your Christmas on! wake up to a parade. Ho, ho, ho!

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 7 Headlines from Dec. 3, 2003Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Nov. 24 60 74 0 Nov. 25 61 79 0 Nov. 26 68 84 0.34 Nov. 27 51 74 0.02 Nov. 28 40 66 0 Nov. 29 51 74 0 Nov. 30 55 77 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 68.424-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)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 on Mayor SueLynn to re-examine the citys bills from Florida Power & Light Co. Miller made his request after an accountant examined the books for the Tingley Memorial Library and discovered an FPL accounting error that returned $23,000 to the city. Miller also said the monthly charge of $1,900 to the city for the city street lights seemed excessive. ing along the shore at night by saying that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told her There are restrictions on what sharks can be taken and have to be released back into the water, she said, and said he believed there was an error in the code enforcement process for operating a business without a license and called for a revision. Bohnenberger said someone moving to the city and opening a business without a fails to renew its license has a grace period. He said a grace period should be allowed a new business. SIDEBAR SIDEBAR GALLERY 9-5 M-F, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach, 941.778.7978 Serving on ThanksgivingGuido Vizzachero volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner for Crosspointe Fellowship and the Rev. Ed Moss opened the doors of the churchs community room for guests and friends. Vizzachero moved to Anna Maria Island recently from Philadelphia and wanted to volunteer his restaurant talents to ensure his new friends at CrossPointe had a good dinner. BELOW: Guests at the Crosspointe Fellowship Thanksgiving dinner brought side dishes to share and served themselves at a buffet of turkey, potatoes, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, cranberry relish, desserts and much more. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy Pies, pies, pies. Pumpkin, apple and pecan pies and cherry crumb cake all baked and donated by church members are plated and awaiting guests into the Roser Church for Thanksgiving dinner. Youre invited to visit The Islanders new SIDEBAR GALLERY, featuring work by a variety of top local artists and original work from Haiti.

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8 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER Libbys I sland J ewelry Libbys Island Jewelry Libbys Artisan Jewelry #2067 Libbys Artisan Jewelry $2250 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $2250 $2250 $2250 $2250 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 WE LIKE LIKES facebook.com/ Islandernewspaper W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? Holmes Beach creates new revenue stream Holmes Beach Commissioner Judy Titsworth presides commission meeting Nov. 19. She was elected to the chair position during a Nov. 18 organizational meet ing. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Former American astronaut turned artist Alan Bean once said, I think everything depends on money. In a society that revolves around the dollar, Beans statement may be simplistic, but nevertheless true and Nov. 19 city commission action. ing of an ordinance amending building department fees for services provided by city staff, but for which the city has not been previously compensated. cial Tom OBrien said substantial staff time is devoted to inspections where contractors do not show up and to address plan changes for new properties. The amended fees, which are essentially new fees, include $100 for changes, $75 for missed and failed inspections, $50 for annual resort rental inspections and $80 for annual contractor registration fees. Commissioner Pat Morton moved to approve the ordinance. Commissioner Marvin Grossman seconded the motion, which passed 5-0. Commissioners then unanimously passed a resolution to amend the fee schedule within the land develop In another minor windfall, the commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to increase the 2013-14 budget by $18,310 based on a grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District for a new motor for the Holmes Beach Police Department boat. WCIND is a taxing district tasked with maintaining and enhancing the Intracoastal Waterway. Police Chief Bill Tokajer said the boat is used in waterways where the city has responsibility, but the Its something Im working on a grant for, however, said Tokajer. We also use it to assist other island cities for mutual aid calls and the vessel remains in the water during busy weekends to make sure we are showing a presence. a memorandum from city treasurer Lori Hill announcing $81,545 derived from interest revenue and other sources created during the 2012-13 budget would be removed from this years operating fund and transferred to the city reserves. The transfer came after a request was made by Commissioner David Zaccagnino during the summer budget review. Im pretty happy about that, he said. With the transfer, the city reserve fund is about $2,450,000. During comments, Commissioner Jean Peelen, also a member of the Manatee County Animal Advisory Board, said the county shelter reported a 96 percent save rate in October. While Manatee County takes part in no-kill practices, it is only a goal at this point, she said. Peelen said to become no-kill, the shelter must achieve less than a 10 percent kill rate for 12 consecutive months. While the October news is good, Peelen said the shel ter still has a way to go, but thanks to animal rescue groups, the county is moving in a positive direction. Mayor Carmel Monti announced he is reviewing Fedthrough the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act to be substantial. We are going to be dealing with some major issues on the island, he said. More so than weve ever seen before. The insurance rates will impact recent buyers of the city is going to take a look at what it can do to prepare residents for the rise in costs. ance is going to be erroneous for everyone, he said. In other matters, the commission limited meetings in December due to the holidays. A city commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, and a work session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.Legislative delegation to hold hearing Manatee Countys state legislative delegate will hold its annual pre-session hearing Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 9 a.m. at the University South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. The program, scheduled to last until noon, will take place in the Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information, call state Rep. Jim Boyds Serving on ThanksgivingMembers of Roser Memorial Community Church devote time to preparing a full Thanksgiving dinner in the fellowship hall kitchen. They took time out for wor ship in the Roser Chapel at 10 a.m., then vegetable dishes for a 2 p.m. dinner. ABOVE: Dale Powers puts on his gloves to carve roasted turkeys for the Roser Church community Thanksgiving dinner that serves more than 250 guests. Volunteers include Edna Sinott, Suzanne Pescitelli, Nancy Burrett and Marcia Powers RIGHT: Pam Leckie serves a guest in the buffet line.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 9 A Life Care Community 6406 21st Avenue West | Bradenton, Florida 34209 | brookdale.com To RSVP for one of these events or to be added to our mailing list, call 1-888-584-7180. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Whats Happening at Freedom Village Bradenton? Come to Freedom Village Bradenton in December for entertaining and informative events of particular interest to seniors and their families. | Tuesday, December 10 | 3 p.m. | Thursday, December 12 | 11:30 a.m. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox presents a plaque to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer and his at the Nov. 19 city commission meeting. AMITW was showing its appreciation to HBPD for enforcement of turtle-friendly lighting on the beaches of Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Mark Young HBPD works with turtle watch on new ordinance Islander Reporter tive director, took the podium Nov. 19 at the Holmes Beach city commission meeting to offer appreciation to Tonight I would like to present the Holmes Beach Police Department staff with a big appreciation, said Fox, handing a plaque to Chief Bill Tokajer and two Fox proposed a new ordinance in July for Holmes Beach to promote the safety and protection of sea turtles nesting on the island beaches. She said the existing 15-year-old ordinance is worthless to helping sea turtles, forceable. Tokajer took Foxs call for more diligent enforcement seriously. Under the direction of the HBPD, AMITW, code enforcement and the police department worked as a team to communicate effectively and solve some ongoing problems this past summer. Tokajer asked AMITW volunteers to educate his staff, including dispatchers, about procedures during nesting season. AMITW held workshops and its volunteers were encouraged to call from the beach if they encountered problems. HBPDs participation helped AMITW validate infractions. the aid of HBPD, approached four businesses that had been out of compliance with the lighting ordinance for 15 years. Fox and Tokajer visited the businesses to bring the infractions to the owners attention. After the initial visit corrected their problems. The proposed ordinance, set to be reviewed by the city attorney, has teeth, unlike the current ordinance, said Fox. The new measure would require a business owner with visible lights from the beach to use turtle-friendly bulbs, no bare bulbs and no incandescent lights. It also does not. The wording of the new lighting ordinance is a vast improvement over its predecessor, Fox added. The misinterpretation. The new ordinance is written in plain text. This is reader-friendly. You couldnt make heads or tails of the old ordinance, Fox said. Fox also presented a plaque to the Bradenton Beach Police Department in appreciation for its help at a meeting Nov. 21. The city of Anna Maria also was given an award by AMITW for its help with the birding program and watching sea turtle nests at night. The city of Holmes Beach needed a completely new law. Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach have good laws in place, but they need updating, Fox said. The proposed ordinance Fox brought to the table on Anna Maria Island was a collaborative effort between the Sea Turtle Conservancy and the Florida Sea Grant Conservation Clinic at the University of Florida College of Law. Together, the groups produced a study showing the current framework for sea turtle lighting enforcement is inadequate across the state. The clinic drafted a model ordinance that could be enacted across the state. I have worked with the gang at Sea Turtle Conservancy for 25 years. They were part of the collaborators on this. Its not uncommon for them to reach into the huge network of marine conservation workers like me Following comments from commissioners and residents input, the proposed ordinance was amended slightly, adding the removal of furniture from the beach at night year-round and excluding lighting on walkways to the beach. The city of Holmes Beach currently does not require lighting of pathways to the beach at night. We worked together this year, as a team. Thats the main thing coming out of this ordinance. The turtle working as a team, Fox said.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings McDermott featured at Artists Guild Gallery Watercolorist Nancy Lindley McDermott is the featured artist in December at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A reception for McDermott will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, the night of the holiday open house in downtown Holmes Beach. The evening will include light refreshments and music by the You Cant Turn Left band. McDermott is a member of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. Her other memberships include the Florida Watercolor Society, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, ArtCenter Manatee and ArtCenter Sarasota. McDermott also served on the board of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. She signs her paintings with her maiden name of Lindley. For more information, call the gallery at 941-7786694 or go online to www.amiartistsguildgallery.com. Watercolorist Nancy Lindley McDermott is the featured artist in December at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Courtesy Photo Holmes Beach businesses in partnership with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday open house Friday, Dec. 6. The annual lighting of the chamber Christmas tree sunset outside the chamber, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman said the up Dec. 4. rants in the downtown area of Marina and Gulf drives will hold open houses, some of the businesses extending hours to join in the celebration. Also, several Holmes Beach galleries will host receptions and restaurants will offer specials. Outside the Feast Restaurant, with The Islander co-hosting, there will be snow for children to dance in, visits with Santa Claus in his sleigh and Anna Maria Island Privateers escorting kids to the jolly old elf. stocked with donations from Holmes Beach businesses. For more information, call the chamber at 941-7781541.Art league hosts artists, authors The Anna Maria Island Art League in December is celebrating local authors and local artists. A reception will take place at AMIAL, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, Friday, Dec. 6. The hours will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. and the event coincides with the holiday open house in downtown Holmes Beach. Participating artists include: island can be found at Lobstahs Restaurant and Hurricane Hanks in Holmes Beach and in the 300 block of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Artspace Anna Maria Iron Artists Throwdown. Scott is a the local art scene. Animals, For Your Health and For Our Planet. Low Tide, which received the 2013 American Christian category. Set in Anna Maria Island, the book is an inspirational young adult romance that deals with bullying, suicide and faith. AMIAL will serve refreshments at the reception, billed as The Christmas Walkabout. For more, call AMIAL at 941-778-2099.IGW exhibits Portraits in Fitness The Island Gallery West isnt waiting for new years and resolutions to celebrate good health and fitness. IGWs artist of the month in December is Jane Delight Keeling and her exhibit is Portraits in Fitness. reception Friday, Dec. 6 that coincides with the Holmes depicts athletes in various types of workouts. She uses a contemporary approach to composition while highlighting the energy and musculature of the subject. Other paintings by Keeling that are on display include local landscapes, wildlife and boats. Keeling was born in Oklahoma and studied art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She also studied art at Scripps College and the Sir John Cass School of Art in London. She started a business in mural painting in Denver and has worked as an interior decorator. Since moving to Florida seven years ago, Keeling has been doing oil paintings in her studio and on location with various plein air groups. The reception will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Also, Keeling will demonstrate her oil painting techniques at the gallery at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. For more information, call 941-778-6648. Holmes Beach businesses welcome the holiday season with the lighting of the chamber Christmas tree and visits with Santa Claus. The event takes place Friday, Dec. 6. Islander File Photo A HAIR DAY SALON ARE YOU HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY? Call the GIRLS at A Hair Day FOR HELP! 941-795-5227 Holmes Beach downtown businesses deliver cheer, Santa, snow Beach Style RecycledSIDEWALK MARKET SALE SA VE BIG! SUNDAY, DEC. 8 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on AMI.

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12 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, Dec. 4 1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers host author Judy Allen, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Thursday, Dec. 5 8 p.m. Island Players premiere of Over the River and Through the Woods, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755. Friday, Dec. 6 1 p.m. Waking up and Shaking Up the Human Inside workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. 5-8 p.m. Downtown Holmes Beach holiday open Marina and Gulf Drives. Information: 941-778-1541. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Island Gallery West reception for Jane Delight Keeling, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island reception for Nancy Lindley McDermott, Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art League Christmas Walkabout and reception, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. Saturday, Dec. 7 Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. 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. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Holly Berry Bazaar, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638. 10 a.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade featuring Santa Claus and pirates, Bayfront Park to Coquina Beach, where the Privateers will host Santa and a party. Information: 941-962-9820. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lester Family Fun Day, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Party for children, featuring Santa Claus, pirates and lunch, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-9820. Sunset Local Group of Deep Sky Observers sideInformation: 941-342-9632. Sunday, Dec. 8 4 p.m. Off Stage Ladies bake sale, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7992181 or 941-518-4431. 7:30 p.m. Island Players auditions for Delval Divas, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Monday, Dec. 9 Tuesday, Dec. 10 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach Information: 941-794-8044. Wednesday, Dec. 11 Off-island Wednesday, Dec. 11 10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild coffee, meeting and entertainment by Sarasota Opera apprentice and studio artists, IMG Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Information: 941-358-5660. Thursday, Dec. 5 8 p.m. State College of Florida-Manatee Sarasota Jazz Ensemble concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-5252. Friday, Dec. 6 5-9 p.m. Village of the Arts ArtWalk, with the theme of An Olde Fashioned Village Christmas, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com. 6 p.m. South Florida Museum Greetings from Florton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Saturday, Dec. 7 11 a.m-4 p.m. Village of the Arts ArtWalk, with the theme of An Olde Fashioned Village Christmas, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com. Wednesday, Dec. 11 11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies meeting and cookie exchange, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181. Coming up Maria. Holmes Beach. Beach. hem Walk, Anna Maria. Orchestra holiday concert, Holmes Beach. Save the date hole Tournament, Anna Maria. Cortez. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander. org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. 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Astronomers offer stargazing experience Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, will hold its next event in Holmes Beach. Weather permitting, the club members will set up their Drive, Holmes Beach, Saturday, Dec. 7. 10 p.m. and welcome people to see the views through their telescopes and learn about the night sky. An announcement said highlights of the evening would be a chance to spot the two most elusive planets in the solar For more information, call Brian Hawkes at 941-3429632 or go online to www.lgdso.com. Jonathan Sabin shares his telescope with a young man at a previous astronomy event at the

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 13 Calendar of ongoing events the Woods, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7785755. ing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. ers, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. 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. Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440. Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 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. 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. 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 We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Beach!THE BEACH SHOP BEACH SHOP The Crayons, coloring books sought for kids The Artspace gallery and studio is collecting crayons and coloring books for Manatee County homeless children. The items will be distributed Donations can be dropped at Artspace, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. The deadline for donations is Dec. 10. For more information, call the gallery at 941243-3835. Starlight to porch light Catch signs his book, Catch, at Anna Maria Island Accommodations and the Flip-Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, Nov. 29. The event was a fundraiser for the Honor Flight Network. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Hectic holidays can uster anyone, but for people with Alzheimers disease or dementia, the noisy crowds, breaks in routine and unfamiliar visitors can trigger extreme anxiety and spoil festivities. InspiredLivingSM at Hidden Lakes invites you to join us for a special discussion that will teach you how a little extra planning and adjusting can help keep your holidays merry and bright.InspiredLivingSM at Hidden LakesInspiredLivingHiddenLakes.com 1200 54th Avenue West | Bradenton, FL 34207Seating is limited. Reserve your space today.941-254-6167Meaningful Days. Inspiring Care. ALF # 12337Is Dementia Dampening Your Familys Holiday Spirit? Introducing InspiredLivingSM Get Inspired!Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with AlzheimersPresented by the Alzheimers Association1200 54th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL Light reeshments will be served.

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14 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER ISLAND PLAYERSIn the spotlightMike Lusk embraces life on stage Island Players director Mike Lusk is the last person you might think could understand the dynamics of an Italian family in Hoboken, N.J. But the South Carolina native and director of Over the River and Through the Woods knows that family is universal, and thats what the next play in the Islander Players season is all about. Written by Joe DiPietro, the play promises to be a heart-warming comedy depicting an Italian-American family that cooks up scheme after scheme to keep a beloved grandson from leaving home for a life in Seattle. The show opens Dec. 5 and runs through Dec. 15. sat in the playhouse lobby for a chat while actors and unaware of what they were doing. The play is about the three Fs: Family, faith and food. How family ties you together no matter where you are and what you do, he said. Lusks goal is to make theatergoers feel those ties families. I hope they see these grandparents as their grandand the love that they feel together, he said. The production is Lusks third with the IP. Last year he directed the farce Til Beth Do Us Part, which was widely attended and applauded. A reports analyst at Tropicana, Lusk, calls his theater A lot of folks from Tropicana come out to see the play usually. We do it as a little event in fact, and they enjoy it, he said. At 48, Lusk has been active in community theater I loved it. (I) couldnt believe I had the nerve to go audition. I fell in love with it, and started doing stage management. Lusk prefers theater to other forms of entertainment Its just right there in your face. You get really sucked in even though youre in a room full of potential strangers. Its happening. Its unfolding right in front of you. You cant hit the pause button. Youre not going to put another bag of popcorn in the microwave. Youre not watching at home. Its three-dimensional, he said. The feeling will begin for this show as the audience is aiming to make the patrons feel they are visiting family and pulling up a chair to the table. Although loosely set in the 1980s, dont look for Madonna posters on the wall or big hair. I wanted a sense of timelessness, Lusk said. Like sitting at your grandparents house, surrounded by love. It may complain about the things you do, but youre still surrounded by love. Timeless indeed, just like family. For this production, a pre-play wine and hors doeuvre reception is being staged 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets to the reception are $24. For reservations, call Laura Morales at 941-778-3302. The Island Players is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. The theater is dark Mondays. urday, and one hour before performances. Mike Lusk is immersed in his passion at the Islander Players theater. Islander Photo: Josey Presswood 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Roser Community ChurchA NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday Worship Service 10:00 AM Church School for Children & Youth 10:00 AM Adult Class 8:45 AM Book Study 9:00 AM Jim Kissick Book Signing in the Narthex M ission of the Month: Salvation Army Focus on the FamilyThe Rev. Dr. Bruce W. Porter Bethlehem Walk re-enacts holy journey Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, re-enacts the journey of Mary and Joseph searching for lodging before the birth of their child. The annual event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning and ending at the church. Joseph, along with a parade of animals, in the search for shelter in the neighborhood of the church. The journeyers will go from inn to inn singing carols, then return to the church to hear Scripture, pray and celebrate the birth of Jesus, as well as gather for refreshments. For more information, call the church at 941-7780414. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, holds the annual Bethlehem Walk at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Islander File Photo Worshippers gather as food donations for the Roser Church pantry accumulate at the alter. Being thankfulAll Island Denominations, an organization representing all the islands churches, celebrates Thanksgiving Nov. 24 at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Churchgoers were greeted by Annunciations pastor, the Rev. Dee Ann Montmollin, while the Episcopal church bishop, the Rev. Michael Garrison, delivered the sermon. A choir made up of singers from the island churches performed. A reception followed. Islander Photos: Courtesy Peggy Nash 5418 Marina Driv h & Marina7 7821 69T e Join us Friday... Itll be snow much fun! from the staf f ofHurricane Hankse Hurricane LiquorsOpen 1 Celebrate the Season with us! Cheers! HOL IDAY OPEN HO USE 5-8 ~ FRIDAY ~ DEC. 6 Sponsor ed by YE OLD DOWNTOW N Music will ring out. Snow will urry The Islander and the Anna Maria Island Privateers welcome you to the party at The FEAST including visits with Santa Claus. Tr ee lighting and open house throughout Ye Ol Business District at the Island Shopping Center S&S Plaza, and along Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Chamber tree-lighting at 5-ish. Come join us for the best holiday spirit in town Ladies and Men s Resor twear S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941.778.4505 Mister Robert s Happy Holidays from the Crew at Mister Roberts 2O% OFF Dec. 6-7 F riday & Saturday Not good on previous purchases and Te r vis. 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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 15 5418 Marina Driv h & Marina7 7821 69T e Join us Friday... Itll be snow much fun! from the staf f ofHurricane Hankse Hurricane LiquorsOpen 1 Celebrate the Season with us! Cheers! HOL IDAY OPEN HO USE 5-8 ~ FRIDAY ~ DEC. 6 Sponsor ed by YE OLD DOWNTOW N Music will ring out. Snow will urry The Islander and the Anna Maria Island Privateers welcome you to the party at The FEAST including visits with Santa Claus. Tr ee lighting and open house throughout Ye Ol Business District at the Island Shopping Center S&S Plaza, and along Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Chamber tree-lighting at 5-ish. Come join us for the best holiday spirit in town Ladies and Men s Resor twear S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941.778.4505 Mister Robert s Happy Holidays from the Crew at Mister Roberts 2O% OFF Dec. 6-7 F riday & Saturday Not good on previous purchases and Te r vis. One coupon per person MIXING MODERN WITH VINT AGE LOCAL ART AND GIFT SHOP ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER 5416 MARINA DRIVE 941.779.2624 Please join us for open house 5-8 F riday Dec 6, and share some holiday cheer Come join us fo r some holiday che er and che ck o ut all of o ur new ar rivals.5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941.929.1850 www.abcr ental.com OP EN HOUSE 5-8 Friday De c. 6 THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast T T R R Come visit Santa, the Privateers and enjoy good cheer with The Islander at Come for SANT A and SNOW FLURRIES!LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! ClaireMarieSpa.com 5343 Gulf Drive, Holmes Business Center By Appointment Only: 941-730-3649MM28612 DECEMBER SPECIAL 1-hour Luxury Spa Massage$50 (regular $75)Gift Certi cates A vailable Voted BEST Gym on AMI 5317 Gulf Drive Next to Eat Here Anna Maria Please, join us for some holiday spirit and food by Havana Cabana! Holiday Open House Friday Dec. 6 Personal Training & Membership Specials

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16 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER Ser ving L unch & Dinner T ue-Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 Closed Mondays C8 LIVE ENTER T AINMENT FRIDA Y, SA TURDA Y & SUNDA Y 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 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

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 17 Ser ving L unch & Dinner T ue-Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 Closed Mondays C8 LIVE ENTER T AINMENT FRIDA Y, SA TURDA Y & SUNDA Y 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 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

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18 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 28Mary Jo Zacchero-Smith Mary Jo Zacchero-Smith of Bradenton died Nov. 23. She was born in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., and also resided in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1979. While still in college, she took a posiRep. Doug Walgren of Rochester, N.Y. She also worked on the 1984 Walter Mondale presidential campaign. She was a special assistant to the director of ObituariesBertha W. Heerema Bertha W. Heerema, 95, of Bradenton, died Nov. 25. She was born in Fremont, Mich., and lived in Bradenton 1952-1982, then moved to Fort Myers and then back to Bradenton in 2010. She was the owner of the former Bradenton Beach Hardware Store. A service at a later date will be in Grand Rapids, Mich. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd St. Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Bradenton Christian School, 3304 43rd St. W., Bradenton FL 34209. Condolences can be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Heerema is survived by her children, Ken and Patricia Waldo of Bradenton, Paul and Cynthia Waldo of Norcross, Ga., Dr. Mary and Michael Lynch of Nova Mich., Robert and Valerie of Guilford, Vt., and JoAnne grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Zacchero-Smith Technology Laboratory). Several years later she transand technical writer. Also during her tenure at the energy department, she was a writer and an executive assistant and Health. She retired in 2005 and became a consultant the effects of radiation. Also following Georgetown, she Mrs. Zacchero-Smith was devoted to her family and friends, always willing to help someone in need. She loved sports, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, and attended many games with her father while growing up. She studied the Italian language and spent a month in Italy improving her skills. A devotee of opera, she volunteered as an usher at the Sarasota Opera House. She loved travel and celebrated her 50th birthday in Lucca, Italy, with her husband and close friends. land, Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, Gibraltar, South Africa, nica, the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, where she spent time cruising with her husband on their sailboat, Pinguino, named for her love of penguins. She was active in the Bradenton Yacht Club, serving on the various committees and was a member of the Sail Cruisers. She was a member of the Georgetown Alumni Association and the Sarasota Opera. A Mass was to be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Saints Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St., Bradenton. A celebration of life was to be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 13th St. W., Palmetto. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www. brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Zacchero-Smith is survived by her husband of almost 13 years, Brian M.; mother Frances Zacchero of Bradenton; brother Charles (Chuck) Zacchero of Holmes Beach; stepson Brian Jr. wife Maria and grandson, Domiand Sidnie, PFC U.S. Army, currently stationed in South Korea; lifelong friends Ann Cecchetti of Bradenton and Stephen Lerner of Washington, D.C.; and many devoted friends from the Bradenton Yacht Club and around the world. Norma Whit eld the late 1990s to early 2008, died Nov. 22 in her hometown of Louisville, Ky. She grew up in Louisville, Ky., and graduated from Centre College. She worked many years as a special eduthe arts. and many grandchildren. Streetlife Island watch To report information on island crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5804. In emergencies, call 911.Island police blotterAnna Maria plainant reported a family member received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating someone attempted tax return was rejected. A second conversation revealed the complainant is in college and is being claimed as a under the same Social Security number, which possibly caused the issue with the IRS. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Nov. 20, 100 Gulf Drive N., Island Time Bar and Grill, battery. A man called the MCSO to report a shuttle service driver attacked him. The complainant said he was a shuttle service, but changed his mind and wanted to leave upon arrival. The man said the driver pulled over and began punching him in the face, threw him to the ground and continued hitting him. The deputy observed a slightly swollen eye on the suspect, but no other injuries. According to the report, the complainant was very intoxicated and his story became inconsistent the more he told it. He admitted that he may have been belligerent, but said the driver should not have attacked him. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez grand theft. A complainant reported that someone stole a hydraulic jack from his backyard while he was in the hospital. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 19 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS 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 DEC. 20, 2013 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 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 WMFR to save big bucks on loan renancingWest Manatee Fire Rescue administrative assistant Mary Stephens, left, administers the Chris Kiernan, promoted to battalion chief, left, Ryan Moore to cap tain and John Stump to lieutenant. The ceremony took place at the WMFR board of commissioners Nov. 21 meeting. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A continuing drop in mortgage rates has turned into a boon for the West Manatee Fire Rescue District. The WMFR board of commissioners unanimously ing the WMFR administration building loan to a lower interest rate. with Hancock Bank was for $1.06 million. In other business, commissioners discussed the completion of renovations and additions to WMFR Stalate December or early January. The station is at 10350 Also under discussion was a successor to Price, who will retire in May 2015. One year later, WMFR Deputy Fire Chief Brett Pollock is planning to retire. The next WMFR board meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Bradenton Beach pier restaurant on track to open in JanuaryAt your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. By Mark Young Islander Reporter There may often be unforeseen challenges when opening a new business location, but Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier concessionaire Roland Pena said renovations to the pier restaurant are going well. At a Nov. 21 city pier meeting, Pena presented a list of good and bad things still left to work out with the city as his preparations for Cast and Cage continue. Pena said there are no major issues, but he wanted concerns. He said the PVC system under the deck that draws saltwater into the bait tank at the bait shop is missing. It looks like someone took it and I just need to know if thats something the city would take care of or if I need to do it myself, because the bait shop is almost ready to open, Pena said. Police Chief Sam Speciale, who also facilitates the pier team, said the prior tenant installed the bait tank and pipes, not the city. Pena said he will take care of the bait tank system. Speciale said the city would take care of Penas other by water backing up from a drainpipe. The city repaired the pipe, but Pena said the water has returned. He tried to locate where the water is coming from, but was unable to do so. Pena said interior painting has been completed and the next phase is to install 1,200 square feet of wooden kitchen, installation of new kitchen equipment will begin. Im comfortable where we are right now, said Pena. I was starting to think that Jan. 15 wasnt going to be doable, but considering the work we have been putting into it, it looks feasible. Jan. 15 is a target date, and Pena said a grand opening by that date may be possible. The bait shop and retail store are scheduled to open before the restaurant, and Pena said that remains the most likely scenario, with those businesses possibly opening later this month. Pena said after the meeting that he is excited to get the doors open and to begin serving fresh, affordable food. menu items will be made fresh to order, including baking bread on site. Pier reconstruction almost ready for bid ing had the citys proposed addendums to upgrade the pier design, following former Mayor John Shaughnessys successful partnership with the Manatee County Tourism Development Council. The TDC has pledged to match dollar for dollar, up to $1 million, what the city spends on pier reconstruction. The Manatee County Board of Commissioners still must approve the expenditure, however, Gilbert said upgrading the building materials from wood decking to composite, to keep all three pergolas and to extend the renovation from the pier to the clock tower boardwalk. The project also includes the replacement of 151 pilings, and the addition of a few more to act as a protecBay to prevent boats from breaking loose and smashing BB PIER,

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20 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER Holmes Beach veteran sailed the world during WWII Holmes Beach World War II veteran Lewis Bartow remembers exactly where he was on Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States entered WWII. I was a 16-year-old senior at Southside High School in Rockville Center on Long Island, Bartow recalled. We were returning from the bowling alley when the cars radio program was interrupted by a news bulletin that said the Japanese had attacked us at Pearl Harbor. Little did we know how our lives were about to change and things would never be the same. Too young to enlist, Bartow joined the neighborhood air warden group that was to alert his neighborhood of any expected air attack by either Japanese or German forces. Bartow already had been accepted at Bucknell University but the best laid plans often go awry, he said. While still in high school, he had signed up for evening classes to learn machinist skills to work in defense plants. After graduating from high school, Bartow went to work for the Sperry Gyroscope Corp., which was making the top secret Norden bombsight. His job gave him a deferment from serving in the armed forces, but Bartow wanted to enlist. I didnt want to be the only kid in Rockville that stayed home during the war, he said. Holmes Beach resident Lewis Bartow on the day he graduated from Columbia Univer sity Midshipmen School as a U.S. Navy ensign during World War II. accepting that he could stay home during the war, Bartow underwent remedial surgery to correct the condition. About the same time, he started engineering classes at Bucknell. Bartows surgery was successful and he was accepted returned to Bucknell to await orders for active duty. Those came July 1, 1943, and he entered the Navy boot camp program at Bucknell. He also continued his engineering study, graduating in early 1945. Bartow spent about a month on the USS Prairie State, a naval ship where sailors trained to be ships engineers. more than engineers and Bartow was sent to Columbia University Midshipmen School. He graduated as an of troops still over there. Two days out of New York, the ship hit a massive storm that rolled it nearly 32 degrees. Bartow was told the ships no-return angle was 37 degrees from an upright 90-degree position, so there were a lot of prayers said as the ship rolled past 37 degrees, he said. There were no atheists on board the ship that night, Bartow recalled. learned the Japanese had surrendered and the war was over. There was a celebration, but not much. I felt a bit strange that I hadnt seen any action, but at the same time I was glad I had the surgery done to get me into the Navy. I was just one ordinary guy doing what duty called for, but it meant a lot to me that I had done it. The Callan sailed through the Mediterranean, the was then part of India. There, it took aboard 4,200 Allied soldiers, then headed to Singapore and Pearl Harbor, taking aboard more troops at each stop. The ship even tually docked at Seattle, where Bartow recalled a tre mendous celebration was held in honor of the returning troops. Just 20 years old during this voyage, Bartow became cer-of-the-deck. It was a lot of responsibility for a guy not even legally old enough to buy himself a drink, Bartow recalled. up troops, including one stop at Leyte in the Philippines, where Gen. Douglas MacArthur had landed in October BAR TOW, Today, Lewis Bartow enjoys the quiet life of Key Royale in Holmes Beach and lives on a canal, enjoy ing the water as should any former U.S. Navy ensign. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 21 pine people when he was ordered out of the Philippines to Australia in March 1942. ors heading home, the ship went to San Francisco, where a huge celebration would take place upon arrival. You couldnt help but feel pride when the bands played and everybody cheered. The guys we brought back had seen plenty of action, but there werent many dry eyes though we only had a small role in getting the troops home safely, those celebrations made me feel proud to be in the Navy. decommissioning. Along the way, the ships guns and most of the ammunition were jettisoned over the side. After reaching Boston, Bartow was ordered to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. There was a pending strike by the Merchant Marine seamen and we were to take over the cargo ships if that happened. Luckily, the strike was averted. In July 1946, Bartow was discharged from the Navy, but stayed in the reserves for a few years. Bartow returned to Rockville, where he worked for Sperry as an engineer. He also got married to his high school sweetheart and began a family. BARTOW He retired from Sperry in 1983 after 37 years with the company. He and his wife had been to Anna Maria Island several times and decided Holmes Beach would be a great place to live. I never regretted my decision for a second to get that surgery and join the Navy. A lot of guys would have taken that deferment, but I was bound and determined that after the war, I wasnt going to have to tell my buddies or anyone that I spent the war working inside a defense plant And I learned responsibility in the Navy, how to get along with people and how to give and take orders. And I met some of the best friends I ever had in my life. I can honestly say I was glad I did it, and Id do it all over again if I had to, Bartow said. Lewis Bartow is a proud member of the Greatest Generation.The Greatest Generation, The Forgotten Generation The Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation columns are written about World War II and Korean War veterans of any Allied country. If you are a veteran of those wars, served during those times, or know someone who did, please contact Rick Catlin at 941-778-7978.Donations sought for Toys for Tots drive Island Vacation Properties, 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is leading the campaign on Anna Maria Island to collect donations for the Toys for Tots effort. Unwrapped, new toys can be dropped off at the Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, denton; Duffys Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Road W., Bradenton. For more information about the campaign, call Island Vacation Properties at 941-778-1000. into the pier, as they have done in the past two tropical storms. Gilberts only question to the committee was whether an upgraded bid for solar lighting would be included in the original bid or whether it needed to be a separate bid. Mayor Bill Shearon said it was best to wait until he I want to make sure we have our ducks in order because we dont want to present something to the county and a week later have to change it, said Shearon. But to approve what the TDC did. Shearon said its important to keep the plan moving and it would be best to ensure those plans include a few forward. In the meantime, the city wants a new timetable from being selected to conduct the designs and scope of work. According to the schedule, the pier should have been completed in August. Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier concessionaire Roland Pena discusses renovations of the pier restaurant, which he said are going smoothly. He hopes to open the doors of Cast and Cage in midJanuary. Islander Photo: Mark Young BB PIER

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22 DEC. 4, 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 Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! 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 AME welcomes Chinese exchange students teacher. Half of the young students call Manatee County home. The other half calls Beijing home. Kevin Bergquist of Dojo Martial Arts in Bradenton, Bergquist through his martial arts school. The visiting students were taken into Morans kinder garten classroom to meet with U.S. students. All students participated in storytime with Moran before heading to the classroom across the hall. Students held hands in a fall-themed song and dance led by guidance counselor Cindi Harrison. We really wanted the students to have an authentic experience, Bergquist said. who is an island native. His late father, Gib Bergquist, was a longtime Little League coach and wrote columns and a book about his experience growing up as a Florida cracker and as an FBI agent. Im an island guy through and through, he said. Bergquist took a trip last year to the Shaolin Temple in China. The trip was for personal training, to enhance his practice and to make a pilgrimage, Bergquist said. During his trip, he visited a daycare run by Daniel and Christina Pinkowski. Daniel and Christina suggested an immersion proBergquist and the Pinkowskis began planning the program and, on Oct. 28, the students from Beijing arrived at Tampa International Airport. The students are staying with host families, two students per household, through students attending Bergquists martial arts school. The host families are compensated, including a stipend for food and housing and child care during business hours. activities and providing transportation. The Pinkowskis handled the international travel arrangements. The program has been such a success and were going to do it again in February, Bergquist said. Bergquist began teaching martial arts on Anna Maria space at an island gym to make room for the growing number of dedicated students. In 2009, he opened Dojo Martial Arts and discontinued his classes on the island. But Bergquist brought his ber. The classes will be taught by one of his black belt Community Center. Im really excited to bring it back. I grew up on the island, Bergquist said. Students hold hands in a circle with Kevin Bergquist, right, as they prepare for a game led by AME guidance

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 23 Monday, Dec. 2 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks. Lunch: Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit. Feature: Chef Salad. Tuesday, Dec. 3 Breakfast: Burrito. Lunch: Italian Meat Sauce, Chicken Tenders, Seasoned Pasta, Steamed Broccoli, Mini Romaine Salad, Peaches. Feature: Italian Salad Wednesday, Dec. 4 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty, Toast. Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Roasted Veggies, Cucumber Coins with Dip, Fresh Fruit Cup. Feature: Veg Garden Salad. Thursday, Dec. 5 Breakfast: Biscuit, Chicken Patty. Lunch: Student planned menu. Friday, Dec. 6 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes. Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Rib Patty with Bun, Corn, Carrots with Dip, Tangerine Wedges. Feature: Chef Salad. Juice and milk are served with every meal. Chinese exchange students sit with AME kindergartners in Melanie Morans classroom Nov 22. Moran read to the students. We made stone crabs famous! OPEN 7 Days 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pm LONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Join us for a Christmas Parade in the Historic Village of Longboat Key Saturday Dec. 14 At 3 p.m., the parade starts through the village at 4 p.m., Santa Claus arrives at Moores Stone Crab Restaurant. At 6 p.m., the Lighted Boat Parade departs Moores Dock For more info, visit Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Facebook Since 1967 MOORE S STONE CRAB RESTAURANT 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.cc Join us for a Join us for a Christmas Parade Christmas Parade Happy Hour 4-6pm Happy Hour 4-6pm Christmas Parade Christmas Parade in the in the in the Christmas Parade in the Christmas Parade Christmas Parade in the Christmas Parade in the Christmas Parade Christmas Parade For more info, visit Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Facebook For more info, visit Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Facebook Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! Please, bring a new, unwrapped toy 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 7-9 Thurs. Greg Roche 7-9 Fri. Tangled Mangos 7-10 Sat. Shift Change 7-10 Sun. Larry Stokes NFL Party 1-3 After the Beach Bash with Kettle of Fish 4-8 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 THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT By Jennifer

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24 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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! Send your travel news to news@ islander.org. Dont miss the fun.By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter This writer, along with six other fathers, packed up our vehicles with 19 kids, tents and provisions for a Nov. 24-26 stay at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring. Its about a two-hour trek straight east from Bradenton, and worth the drive. Highlands Hammock is one of Floridas oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931. It is one of three local state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was part of President Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal to put people to work and dig the United States out of the Great Depression. Myakka State Park to the south and Hillsborough River State Park to the north also were built in the 1930s by the CCC. Highlands Hammock offers a variety of activities, including a scenic 3-mile bicycle loop and hiking along the parks nine trails. Theres also an elevated boardwalk that gives hikers an up-close look at an old-growth cypress swamp. The park offers guided, narrated pram tours through areas of the park that are otherwise restricted to public access. Our group discovered at least 30 alligators. including babies, two deer, a red shouldered hawk and countless other animals on the tour along Charlie Bowlegs Creek, with breathtaking views of the swamp and hammock. The park also houses the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, which brings to life the 1930-40s era when the park was constructed and jobs were scarce in the United States. The museum photos showcase the young men and their hard labor. The camps provided workers with food, clothing and shelter and paid them $30 a month, $25 of which had to be sent home. Though our group had to endure some heavy rain, we having 19 kids ranging in ages from 7 to 15, there were few noses buried in cellphones, a rarity these days. Next adventure, Fort De Soto Park in December. Horseshoe news Three teams emerged from pool play during Nov. 30 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits and were left to battle for the days bragging rights. The team of Dom Livedoti and Larry Delarber drew the bye and watched as Tim Sofran and Herb Puryear defeated Hank all Livedoti-Delarber as they rolled to a 21-4 victory in the championship game. Nov. 27 action also saw three teams advance to the knockout round. Norm Good and Gene Bobeldyk were too good for Bob Heiger and Huyghe, earning a 21-11 victory to advance to the championship match against Livedoti and Tom Skoloda. Good and Bobeldyke stayed hot, defeating Livedoti-Skoloda 22-11 to earn the days bragging rights. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Registration ongoing for indoor soccer tourney The Anna Maria Island Community Center is accepting registrations for its 14th annual indoor soccer tournament Dec. 12-19 with weekday games played 5-10 p.m. at the center and weekend games played 9 a.m.-9 p.m.. The cost to play is $100 per team and each participant receives a tournament T-shirt. Teams need 6-12 players, female on the court at all times. For more information, contact tournament director and sports director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email matt@myamicc.com More sports offerings The center is accepting players in its winter lineup of tennis. Games begin in January and players who sign up for two sports get a $25 discount. Flag football tryouts are Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and teams Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $75 for center members and $110 and non-members. The cost for tennis is $50 for singles and $85 for doubles. Games will be played on Tuesday evenings starting at 6 p.m. Register online at www.islandcommunitycenter. com. LOOK for more sports, including Key Royale Club golf news and more photos from Kevin Cassidys group adventure to Highlands Hammock State Park online at www.islander.org. Campers from the BradentonIsland area pose in a grand old oak tree at their campsite in Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring. The kids traveled with sports writer Kevin Cassidy and six other dads to camp and tour the park Nov. 24-26. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy One of many gators spotted sunning itself on the bank of Charlie Bowlegs Creek during a tour of Highlands Hammock State Park.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 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 mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 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 Dec. 4 2:23p 1.4 11:49 2.6 6:56 -0.7 5:15 1.2 Dec. 5 3:10p 1.3 7:44 -0.6 6:11 1.2 Dec. 6 12:42 2.5 3:54 1.4 8:34 -0.5 7:23 1.1 Dec. 7 1:41 2.2 4:37 1.4 9:24 -0.2 8:53 1.0 Dec. 8 2:52 1.9 5:18 1.5 10:14 0.0 10:35 0.9 Dec. 9 4:24 1.6 5:59 1.7 11:03 0.3 1st Dec. 10 6:14 1.4 6:41 1.8 12:12 0.6 11:52a 0.5 Dec. 11 8:00 1.3 7:21 2.0 1:34 0.3 12:38 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 Seymour Weiss and M. Burke, visiting from New York, show off two of the mangrove snapper caught on their Nov. 12 charter with Capt. Warren Girle. The group caught its limit offshore on live bait. Get your gag onMark Scovill of Grand Rapids, Mich., shares a photo of one of the big gag grouper he caught in November using sardines in about 50 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island. The party caught its limit of grouper and some snapper on a charter trip prior to the Dec. 4 gag closure with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Charters.By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Theyre out there, and they are a sure sign that winter is around the corner. Mexico to do their thing. Spawn. the days shortening up to the winter solstice Dec. 21, we have to take advantage of every opportunity. As water temps drop, our tactics are changing. Very days. The days of buying bait shrimp are nearing. Slower populations and a lot more patience will play a major role water species will be starting their search for a warmer sanctuary. Canals, shallow bays, creeks and rivers are settles in. Its time to start jigging soft plastics under docks. Flounder, reds and black drum will readily respond to a Berkley Gulp in cooler water temps. Finally, different species are going to enter the area as the water cools. Pompano already are cruising the Gags are entering Tampa Bay in good numbers, but season closes Dec. 4. Just a reminder, snook season closed Dec. 1. The linesiders get a little break until March 1, although theres no reason you cant catch-and-release this species. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is proconditions were tough at best. With a little persistence and a lot of know-how, Gross is leading his clients to For the reds, Gross is free-lining shiners on shallow edges on the lee side and out of the wind is aiding in past week. Flounder and trout are being caught on both live shiners and soft plastics combined with a jighead. To contain an abundance of sandy potholes. By casting baits his clients. prior to the front with good results on a variety of species. Mangrove snapper are readily taking fresh-cut live shinchumming with fresh-cut live shiners, Girle is creating a slick, which in turn is attracting hungry snapper to the to a small live bait hook buried in a chunk of shiner, snapper are aggressively taking the hook. With all the commotion, other predators such as gag 27 inches are being caught sporadically on snapper baits. range can be expected. In Sarasota Bay, Girle is drifting and jigging for too. Small cannonball head jigs tipped with fresh-cut chunks of live shrimp are producing the bite. Capt. Aaron Lowman is managing to find a bite the strong east winds, prior to the front, Lowman was able to locate rallies of Spanish mackerel close to the shoreline, and mangrove snapper were in the mix while anchored over structure. mangrove islands are producing a bite. der around residential docks and structure. Again, hes casting Berkley Gulp shiner with a jighead under docks Dave Sork at the Anna Maria Island City Pier says while the bay has been rough and blown out, Spanish silver spoons or Gotcha plugs. Macks up to 22 inches to various anglers in some instances. is good, you lose a few lures in the process. Giorgio Gomez takes a wave in the surf produced Thanksgiving morning along the Anna Maria Island shore. Islander Photo: Courtesy Curtis Hightower

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26 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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 5311 Sunrise LaneNew construction, just completed! 4br/3.5ba one-of-a-kind Emily Anne Smith design. Exquisite views, beautiful custom finishes, pool, dock and lift. $2,199,000 OPEN 1-4 SUNDAY DEC 82600 Gulf Drive #33Anna Maria Island Club Gulf front with 2br/2ba. Pool gulf side, under building parking, secure building, elevator and ground level storage. $679,000 NEW LISTING6210 Holmes BoulevardBeautifully renovated 5br/3ba home with pool and coming beautifully furnished and move-in ready! $749,000 NEW LISTING209 S. Bay BoulevardExquisite, protected bay views! Built in 2012, offering 4br/4ba with pool, elevator and oversized 2-car garage. Nice rental history. $1,900,000 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 Yakkers in the yard Maria, welcomes members of the Key Royale/AMI Yakkers for a lesson on rescue techniques. The group began four years ago and now, with about 50 members, paddles weekly. The Yakkers calls its traveling group The Trippers. Islander Photo: Courtesy Diane Phinney Chamber plans December events Chamber members reading the early edition of the Dec. 4 Islander on Tuesday might still have time to dress Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria for a Tri-Chamber Business After Hours gathering at the outdoor pavilion 5-7 p.m. Dec. 3. The event brings together the Anna Maria Island, Manatee and Longboat Key chambers of commerce members, as well as prospective members and guests for holiday cheer and business networking. The event is free with a cash bar. The Sandbar is at 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will then hold its monthly networking luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Feast Restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost of the event is $15 and members are encouraged to bring guests or potential members. Reservations are required. Next on AMI chamber members holiday calendar Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The cost is $5 and is open to current and prospective members. Please RSVP. Deb Wing, chamber vice president, said, You dont want to miss this fun, holiday event. Harrington House sands of holiday lights, food, refreshments, friends, assopool and beachside. Come and celebrate with us. The chamber asks guests to RSVP to the Harrington On Dec. 11, the chamber will hold its monthly sunrise breakfast 7:45-9 a.m. at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. Members are encouraged to bring guests or a prospective member. For more information or to make reservations for chamber events, call 941-778-1541. Construction superintendent Jeff Richter of Delta Southern Construction is remodeling the Silver Surf Resort, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinCoffee and moreAnna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce members were guests at a business networking event Nov. 20 at the Island Coffee Haus, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Owners M.J. Lesnick and Bev Lesnick cele brated one year in business by entertaining a full house of friends and associates at the shop. Islander Photo: Bonner JoyWhats new? The Back Alley, 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, has a newly renovated coffee, beer and wine bar. Owners Richard and Carol Clifford and their staff invite guests to hang out and try one of their 36 beers or a glass of wine at the Bridge Street holiday event Dec. 14, when Santa Claus arrives to the historic downtown district.Facelift underway The Silver Surf motel, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, is getting a facelift. Owner Barbara Rodocker calls it her wow project, ished by the start of the winter tourism season. Its going to have a complete facelift and a number of renovations, Rodocker said. Its going to look like The project is being done in phases to keep current reservations available for guests. pletely new look, Rodocker said. For more information, call 941-778-6626.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 27 Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 1712 Gulf Drive N., Unit 6, Bradenton Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, condo with shared pools built in 2003 Florida Properties LLC for $975,000. 308 55th St., Holmes Beach, a Leep for $605,000; list $633,000. 104 Gulf Drive S., Unit 203, Gulf View, BradenFederal National Mortgage Association to Boesch for $434,000. $430,000; list $445,000. 303 Gulf Drive, Unit 2, Gulf Reach, Bradenton to Gary for $213,500. 1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 27, Tradewinds, Bradenton $129,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe youve just opened a business or your business has received an award or special recogni tion. If so, wed like to hear from you. To be considered, email your who, what, where, when and why to news@islander.org. Hi-res photos welcome. SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S 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 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 Brisson 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 MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com Mike Norman Realty Our newest agent has been with us 15 years. You owe it to yourself to have the best, most professional representation. 35 years managing rentals on Anna Maria. No hidden fees: You keep more of your money.Compare our management fees. RELIABLE VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENTMarianne, Rochelle, Lisa, Carla, Sally ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER: DUAL 1.8GHz HT DELL, refur bished, $60. 941-756-6728. PAINT BALL GUN and value pack, new in box! Extra goggles, shirt, $95. 941-778-7003. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920. GAS GRILL WITH full tank, $60, shower seat, one year old, adjustable, $20. 941-730-0444. 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. 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. FISHING FOR a good deal? Always look in The Islander, 941-778-7978. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued 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. 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 ofce, 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 ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m-1 p.m. Satur day. Open 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays for donations. Dont forget to check our $1 sales racks! 511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria. 941-779-2733. Turn the page for more classied ads

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28 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER HELP WANTED Continued BACK ALLEY ON Bridge Street needs multitasker for weekend position in coffee/wine bar. Hard working individual capable of handling several tasks. Long term. Call or text Jan, 863244-7745. 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. 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. JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773. 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 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG ANSWERS TO DEC. 4 PUZZLE MA CY S F AL SE AKON DA B AD AS HB AH AM AD ER ISIV E HE LL OM AR YL OU DY ST OP IA EL LR ED ME AT WI FE UP ON RE TIT LE SW EE TC AR OL IN E OC TO RO TC US N CO ME ON EI LE EN TIT GP A AP IA NN BA TV CO SA OU T MA NX ON EEYE SA RA SM IL E PH DG NU MR PI MB AI LE E JU LI ED OY AL OV EME AY EA YE RUN TS OL EP SI SEXYS AD IE IT AL IA BL OT HA TS VO N M ET AL CO AL S ER RR EG HE LP ME RH ON DA AE CE TT U E AS T WA LK AW AYRENE EB RI TC OM AL AI AT RA EL LI MA NE LA FE RN AN DO LA YD OW NS AL LY TU GG ED ON OL SE NS AL LI E ST ER AG EP EE RS WI SE R 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 YOU! Andy has all his shots and a microchip and hes neutered. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-896-6701, or visit The Islander for more info 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 Island Animal Clinic Reminding you to help save our seabirds. Dont cut the line! If you hook a bird, slowly reel it in and remove all hooks and line. William V. Bystrom DVM, Ashley Gardner DVM 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 941.778.2445 GARAGE SALES Continued STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 7. Lots of treasures. 309 Tarpon, Anna Maria, around the corner from community center. ESTATE SALES ESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. 404 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Costume jewelry, Fisher & Paykel washer and dryer, futon, wood lounge chairs, electric grill, leather sofa, Florida-style accessories, Harwich ships clock, Huffy bike, binoculars, dehumidi er, yard tools, marine items, hand tools, rope, le cabinet, craftsman chest, two come-a-longs, air compressor, battery charger, Little Giant ladder and others, large bird cage, shing poles and gear, dock box, electric oil changer for boat, hydraulic jacks, gas cans, linens, and kitchenware. Sale by Julie McClure. Pictures: ESTATESALES.NET. LOST & FOUND 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. LOST: LADYS PRESCRIPTION Silhouette eyeglasses. Call 941-778-2497. 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. TRANSPORTATION FOR SALE: 2013 Gem Car e4. Loaded, garage-kept on Anna Maria Island. Call/text, 404-668-9397. 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. ANNA MARIA ISLAND boaters: Selling or buying, call Captain Dave! World Class Yacht Sales, 877-901-BOAT. captaindave@wcyachtsales.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. HELP WANTED SINGERS WANTED: BASS and tenor section leaders. Paid positions, Roser Church. Call 941-778-0414, leave message for Jim Johnston. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? www.islander.org. SPONSORED BY THE ISLANDER

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 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. 941-722-8792. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-4472198. HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. Turn the page for more classi ed ads SERVICES Continued 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. TINA MICCIO, LICENSED Massage Therapist. Christ Centered Wellness Center. Come to the well. 1820 59th St. W., Bradenton. Call today for appointment, 941-266-6906. MA49526 MM20745. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALL Y OWNED AND FAMIL Y OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLAN DS FINEST MORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday every week for Wednesdays paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________ Date _____________ Ck. No. _________ Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________ card exp. date ______ / ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________ Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING YOU RELAX ~ WE CLEAN Licensed. Insured. Bonded. JOHN ~ NAN 248.802.7802 24-hour Emergency Ser vice www .coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24 hour Emergency Ser vice PL U U U MB I I NG Cleaning by LAURA For honest, reliable and friendly service Contact me today.Call: 941-539-6891 or email lauralapeke@ yahoo.comGod Bless you! Pet Friendly

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30 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570. PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call Peter for free estimate, references, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. 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. 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. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued 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. SEASONAL 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., 941-713-9096. SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE January through April. Second oor 2BR/2BA newly remodeled unit with screened lanai and pool. One block from public beach and town. Email ssmithyoga@gmail.com for serious inquiries. VACATION RENTAL: STEPS to beach, spacious 3BR/3BA private, heated pool. Available now, for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year. Flexible. $2,000/weekly/ Realtor, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456. 3BR/1.5BA with screen porch, garage. Washer, dryer and big back yard. $2,000 month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696. WARNERS BAYOU: 2BR/2BA cottage with boat dock, $1,600/monthly. Carmen Pedota, Big Fish Real Estate, 941-284-2598. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. 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. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org REAL ESTATE Continued 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, shuf eboard, 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. DUPLEX ON 75x100-foot corner lot. 1.5 blocks to beach. For sale by owner. $340,000. Please leave message, 941-345-3716. GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block construction, pine accents. New appliances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941730-2606 (leave message). 2BR/2BA, SECOND FLOOR, secluded corner condominium at Runaway bay, Anna Maria Island. Rented until May. $325,000. 941-7784159. FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-524-6977. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITYAll real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. For the hearing impaired, dial 0-800-543-8294. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach CANALFRONT POOL HOMEExceptional buy. Updated VILLAGE GREEN CONDO Meticulously maintained GATED COMMUNITYRare buildable lot in exclusive GULFFRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, NEW CANALFRONT POOL HOME canalfront pool home. with an eye for quality and enjoyment of true REDUCED 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. 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.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 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 Vikings at Ravens Steelers at Browns Bills at Bucs Colts at Bengals 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 Raiders at Jets Dolphins at Steelers Chiefs at Redskins 941-794-2345 8106 Cortez Road Cortez, Fl.www.foresomesports.com Falcons at Packers WATCH BANDS, BATTERIES SERVICE/REPAIRS50% OFF All Citizen watches in stock.8102 COR TEZ RD. W. TueFri 10-4, Sat 102 941-798-9585 Lions at Eagles 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 Panthers at Saints T itans at Broncos UCF at SMU Seahawks at 49ersRust 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 Browns at PatriotsNovember Tip: Check and clean irrigation lters. 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 Rams at Cardinals LOBSTER NI GHT $29.95 P er Pe rs on En jo y a bu et lled wi th your fa vo ri te se afood di shes, fe at uring a fr esh se rv ed Ma ine lobster wi th dra wn butt er & lemo n. Rese rv at io ns Req uir ed (941) 758-1467www .i m g academ yg olfclub.co m Giants at Chargers MARY BODGER, ANNA MARIA ROLLOVER

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By Mark Young Islander Reporter A 25-year-old North Carolina woman faces up to three years in a Florida prison after being convicted Nov. 27 of grand theft auto and causing serious injury to a law Amanda Varner will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. In early March, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments were called to assist a Florida Highway Patrol helicopter deputies, who were tracking a stolen car and Varner for a North Carolina arrest warrant. Police closed in on Varner at the Island Shopping Center in the 5400 block of Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Bradenton Beach to the scene. As police moved in on Varner, drawing HB committee eyes downtown improvements. Page 4 On the government calendar. Page 4 Committee drives template for off-site parking agreements. Page 5 The Islander editorial. Page 6 Dec. 3, 2003 headlines. Page 7 Serving on Thanksgiving. Pages 7-8 Community events, announcements. Pages 10-13 Make a date, plan ahead. Page 12-13 New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword. Page 18 AME welcomes Chinese exchange students. Page 22 Exploring Highlands Hammock. Page 24 Anglers change tactics, improve odds. Page 25 Commerce and community. Page 26 AsTheWorld Terns squawk over park. Page 6The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992 www.islander.org Make a date, plan Ranked Floridas Best Community Weekly by FPAAMI Chamber of Commerce 2012 Medium Business of the Year 10 years ago Meetings Op-Ed Happenings BB OFFICER, Aubry probes park problem. Page 2 Spotlight: Lusk on stage. Page 14 VOLUME 22, NO. 5 DEC. 4, 2013 FREE Greatest Generation: Bartow. Page 20 Better watch out Christmas parade Dec. 7 on island Listen for the boom of the cannons and the jingle of sleigh bells. The Anna Maria Island Privateers, Santa Claus and many friends will stage the annual Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade will begin at about 10 a.m. at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria and travel south, mostly along Gulf Drive, to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. and peddled and should be decorated for Bayfront Park at 9:30 a.m. At Coquina at about 11:30 a.m., AMIP will host an open house and party, with Santa greeting and handing out presents to children. The Privateers will serve a donation from adults. To register for the parade, go to amiprivateers.memberlodge.org. For more information, call Laura Long at 941-962-9820.Beach renourishment to start up soonBeachgoers line the shore Nov. 25 from 79th Street in Holmes Beach southward. Sometime in mid-December, the area will be the starting point for Great Lakes Dock and Dredge to pump sand ashore south to Coquina Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Rumors on Anna Maria Island that beach renourishment would begin immediately after Thanksgiving were premature. But its beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources director Charlie Hunsicker said he and Great Lakes Dock and Dredge, the contractor for the renourishment project, have not sand on the island shore. Hunsicker said he wont know a start date for another week or two, but he expects January. Great Lakes, which did the 1992 and 2002 renourishment of the island beaches, has other projects to complete before its equipment can be brought to the island. pipes might take several weeks before sand about 2,000 feet off the northwest tip of Anna Maria. Renourishment will start at the 79th Street beach access in Holmes Beach and proceed BEACH, beaches are included in this project. With no weather delays or equipment failure, the renourishment of beach areas down February, Hunsicker said. That will cause the least interference for resorts that advertise the beach as an amenity for guests. neers, the state of Florida and Manatee County, Coquina Beach will be renourished with state and county funds. The countys portion of beach renourishment cost is paid with revenue from the tourist development tax collected on rentals of six months or less in Manatee County. Hunsicker said the county saved about $2 Woman convicted of injuring Bradenton Beach police of cer AM pier beach pumps upThe Anna Maria City enhanced in 2012 by a Bimini Bay dredging project again is getting sand pumped on shore. The sand is being dredged from the Lake LaVista inlet to improve navigation. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Varner weapons and ordering her from her vehicle, she sped out of the parking lot onto Holmes Boulevard. Hall, coming from the other direction, was hit head on by Varner, causing serious injuries, including a broken leg that required a 15-inch metal rod to repair. Hall was told his law enforcement career was over but, after months of rehabilitation, was medically cleared for road patrol in September and is back on the job. Varners saga began in 2003 when she was the sole survivor of a North Carolina drugBradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale welcomes Hall back to work in September.

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DECEMBER SPECIAL TAKE-OUtT ONLY PLEASE SEE AM Pa ARK, NEXT pP AGE Anna Maria park hopefuls await Dec. 5 commission meetingBy Rick Catlin Islander Reporter Filling seats at a city meeting in A A nna Maria is seldom a problem. With hot-button topics such as parking and rental solutions, the gallery is often SSRO. S S uch will be the case for the Dec. 5 A A nna Maria City Commission meeting. T Thats when residents should learn the fate of what city planner A A lan G G arrett calls the A A nna Maria City Pier Park on the vacant lots at the east end of Pine A A venue. Commissioners on June 27 approved by a 3-1 vote a plan for the park drawn by then-Commissioner G G ene A Aubry. T T hat approval came with a $50,000 donation from Holmes Beach resident Rex Hagen, and a pledge of $100,000 from Pine A A venue Restoration LL LLC principals E E d Chiles and Mike Coleman. A A ubrys plan included public restrooms and a 15-space public parking lot at the south end of the park. T The park perimeter already is lined with newly planted 15-20 foot oak trees, while the remainder of the park will be landscaped open space with benches. sailing after commission approval and proceeded to purchase trees and shrubbery, dig a well and build an irrigation system, all attributed to Hagens donation. A A t the same time, G G arrett prepared a site plan for commission approval. E E ven though the park is on city property and the plan is prepared by the city, the city administration must follow code and hold a review for the site plan by the planning and zoning board and, if it meets code requirements, eventual approval by the city commission. E E nter Commission Chair Chuck Webb, who was not at the June 27 meeting where the 3-1 vote was held. A A t the site plan hearing Nov. 21, Webb said he wanted to know about any conditions attached to the donations, saying he is opposed to the citys acceptance of private funds with contingencies. Webb said at the Nov. 21 meeting he was learning for tions, and he thought his colleagues would never approve a plan that included conditions from a private donor. S S ince the June 27 approval, stories about the park and the donations, including a photo of tree installations, have appeared in T The Islander. Commissioners voted Nov. 21 to continue the public hearing on the park site plan to 6 p.m. T Thursday, Dec. 5, at A Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 GGulf Drive. S S ince the Nov. 21 meeting, however, several people, including Coleman, have claimed Webb deviated from established site-plan review procedures by calling for a continuation. meets all requirements established by the code, the commission must approve the plan. T The park site plan does meet those requirements, GGarrett said Nov. 21. A A t the June 27 meeting, city attorney Jim Dye had reviewed the conditions without objection. On Nov. 21, however, Dye said he would again review the conditions and bring them to the Dec. 5 continuation of the public hearing. A A fter learning of Webbs objections, Hagen said it was a tempest in a teapot. He also said he expected all would be resolved at the Dec. 5 continuation. Mayor S S ueL L ynn said she was stunned when Webb voiced his objections. S She said she had asked commissioners at the June 27 meeting to be sure this is what you want, and she was assured when the commission majority favored the plan. S S ince the Nov. 21 continuation, the mayor has halted work at the park until the commission approves the site plan. Hagen said the city needs a park, parking and public restrooms near the pier, which is considered by Manatee ist attraction. If the commission votes down the park, Hagen said he wants his money back. Coleman said PA A R has not made a decision pending the outcome of the public hear ing. Former Anna Maria City Commissioner Gene Aubry surveys the undeveloped lots Nov. 30 that are set to become a city park at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard. Aubry, an architect, volunteered his time to design the park to include new mature oak trees, 15 parking spaces and restrooms. The amenities, to be provided with funds donated by resident Rex Hagen and Pine Avenue Restoration, have Commissioner Chuck Webb. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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4 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER MeetingsAnna Maria CCity D DEEE D EEE Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-7086130, www.cityofannamaria.com. Bradenton Beach D DRAI D D DAELED RAI S Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org. Holmes Beach D D D D D DAELED Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941Manatee CCounty D D Will We Grow implementation. D Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org. West Manatee FFire RRescue D A T A ton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org. Of IInterest D D L tion hearing, University South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. D T D ment Council, Holmes Beach City Hall. D S O I S E Sarasota. D I E O T D D be closed Dec. 24-25. Send notices to news@islander.org. Campaign contributionMelissa Williams, who ran for Holmes Beach city commissioner in the Nov. 5 election, closed out her camMaria Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization for the media center. Williams recently presented PTO president Monica Simpson with a check for $184.84. Williams previously volunteered at the media center. Islander Courtesy PhotoHB center committee looks for downtown improvementscials have plans for improving the area at the intersection of Marina and Gulf drives, including the elimination of the merge/turn lane along Marina Drive northbound from Gulf Drive to the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, to improve safety and allow for landscape buffering. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Theres a good reason former Bradenton planner and development director Jerry West called the Holmes Beach city center committee an exciting group. O tion and parking problems, the city center committee isnt just looking at resolving existing problems, but also has a focus on enhancing the city for future needs. The city center committee comprises volunteers with more than a century of engineering and architectural experience. T G been forthcoming, but nothing can come to fruition until West said no surface projects could be implemented until the city addresses drainage issues. T O an engineering study and, based on his inspections, there is much to do in terms of locating stormwater pipes that the known pipes. OBrien said one of the main drains responsible for carrying rainwater into the Mainsail marina basin is about 90 percent blocked. He also said some drain pipes are too low in the ground. A and seawater will go all the way to the city hall swale, said OBrien. Thats why you have stinking water, because the seawater is just sitting in the plugged pipe. OBrien said seawater is getting trapped in swales and its killing vegetation, adding to the odor issue. Once the drainage situation is addressed, plans D from the intersection to the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. On an island with little opportunity for expansion, committee members say the idea will accomplish two goals: improve safety and provide landscaping. Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer said motor ists use the lane to speed past other vehicles and jump back into the primary lane. The elimination of the lane would decrease the potential for accidents. It also would give the city added space for landscaping and a boardwalk along the marina where businesses on barges also are being proposed. The atmosphere would be enhanced with old-fashioned gas street lights. The ideas from the committee are to make the city center a walkable shopping destination for residents and visitors. The plans include enhancing pedestrian and bicycle The committee suggested the use of portable planters to experiment with landscaping if and when the Marina Drive merge lane is eliminated. OBrien also suggested eliminating the driveway G D S S Hanks. OBrien said an intersection is meant for public streets and its not meant to be a four-way intersection with one path being a private driveway. It doesnt meet Florida Department of Transportation standards, said OBrien. Well have to work with the property owners to come up with another plan. While city center ideas are being vetted in the public, committee members stress that they are simply brainstorming. There was, however, a plan submitted by a group of merchants to create a roundabout at the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives, although the committee has not addressed it. There are no plans being submitted, said OBrien. West said the city center committee is supposed to be bringing up the rear of what other committees are doing. We need them to be on board before we know where we are going, so I think we are moving faster than everyone else, said West. OBrien said the city could move early with shutting down the Marina Drive merge lane, however, and will turn the idea of portable planters over to the citys Much of what the committee wants to do hinges on the successful completion of the Mainsail Lodge development site. The Mainsail site and the proposed city center projects are expected to work in conjunction with one another to enhance both projects. In other matters, since the city center committee is ahead of other committees, and December is a busy holiday month, West proposed cancelling the Dec. 17 meeting. The members agreed and scheduled the next meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. West said he would like to see more people join the committee to expand its creative potential. Anyone wishing to join the committee can contact West at 941-7782268. Along the lines of more participation, OBrien said he would like the committee to consider the creation of a design competition for city center amenities. Members agreed that would be a good idea moving forward and would discuss it at a later date.

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TOWNS INAMERICA PRETTIEST BEACH HB parking expansion template ready for commission review That would have cost the state and county another of-the-art expandable groins to replace the dilapidated concrete groins located along the beach now. Total cost of the entire renourishment project is estimated at $16 million. While Anna Maria beaches are not included in this project, Hunsicker has said the Bean Point area of Anna Maria would need renourishment in the future. At this time, he said, those beaches are in good condition. The Holmes Beach congestion committee is awaiting the mayors proposal to increase parking at the Manatee Public Beach, including removing a fenced storage area, as part of a multi-pronged plan to address congestion in the city. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Its no secret on Anna Maria Island that an increasing number of visitors seeking beach time can translate to crowded, sometimes illegal parking. The city of Holmes Beach has taken action to disavailable to visitors at the Manatee Public Beach. The congestion committee, city center committee, committee are reviewing a piece of the parking problem pie. The congestion committee, perhaps, has the largest share. Committee members are working with city staff and Mayor Carmel Monti, who is working with Manatee ing lot to add spaces and a passenger drop and pickup area. The committees primary focus has been the development of a parking agreement with churches and businesses that will allow use of their parking lots for beach That includes use of the city hall parking lot, which could provide 30 additional spaces on the weekends and the Island Library on Sundays and Mondays, when it is from the beach and the trolley route only travels northbound along Marina Drive. lots as close to the beach as possible and work out from the beach, said committee member Bob Johnson. Committee chair Carol Soustek said the secondary ther from the beach would be to ensure a trolley stop is nearby. In all, the committee plans initial discussion with six churches and banks that could provide some 235 additional parking spaces on weekends and holidays. spots at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, on the border of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. already provides beach parking on weekdays, Saturdays and after church on Sundays, but it is underused. However, some nearby residents have complained about the though their neighborhood. The committee has been progressing through a docconsideration, but needs city commission approval. At a Nov. 26 congestion committee meeting, memwith the understanding that each agreement would need to be negotiated and brought back to the committee for a recommendation to the city commission. This thing is going to vary from user to user, said Johnson. This is just a guideline document, and then well need to look at the parameters of each negotiation. The committee wants the city commission to take the draft agreement up for discussion and possible vote at the commissions Dec. 10 meeting. Soustek said she would like committee representatives to begin negotiatThe committee already has set a February launch lots. The next phase for the committee is to launch a public awareness campaign. There has been discussion on how to do that, but committee members were tasked by Soustek to come up with more ideas and bring them to their Dec. 9 meeting. The public awareness campaign is a key factor in the committees success. Just because we created it, doesnt mean theyll come, said Johnson. Now its how do we get the word out and how do we keep people engaged. The committee will meet only once in December, at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.

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6 DEC. 4, 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 Morgan Harlan Karen Riley-Love Capt. Danny Stasny, sh@islander.org Mike Quinn | NewsManatee.com Advertising Director Toni Lyon, toni@islander.org Production Graphics ads@islander.org Of ce Staff Lisa Williams, manager, lisaw@islander.org Janice Dingman, pier plank coordinator accounting@islander.org classi eds@islander.org subscriptions@islander.org Distribution Urbane Bouchet Shane Pelkey Ross Roberts (All others: news@islander.org) DEC. 4, 2013 Single copies free. Quantities of ve or more: 25 cents each. Island Shopping Center, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 WEBSITE: www.islander.org PHONE 941-778-7978 toll-free fax 1-866-362-9821 Have your say We welcome and encourage your comments on topics, columns and editorials in The Islander. The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250 words and reserves the right to edit. Letters must include cation). Anonymous letters will not be printed. The preferred method is to send letters by email to news@islander.org. Online readers may comment on top stories on The Islander website at www.islander. org. The Islander also has an active Facebook community of more than 2,500 users with updates daily. Like us online.Shopping insanity While the world grows smaller, the universe seems to expand. Talking heads on TV keep saying shopping on Thanksgiving is bad, but I say working on Thanksgiving is worse. If shoppings your thing, so be it. Whats worse than sitting and watching football all day, gorging on chips and onion dip, wings and cheese balls, beer and nachos and whatever else lands on the TV tray beside the recliner? Women who really know how to shop for bargains are more likely to skip lunch and dinner to get the job done. Now that Bargain-Plucking Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are passed, we can relax and shop in peace and quiet. No more shouting about one-day deals, free shipping or the worlds lowest prices. Did it seem this year went by faster than all the others before it? It did. Does it seem the countdown to Christmas is shorter this year? It is. Have you penciled in events and things to do for nearly every day on the December calendar? Theres a lot of celebrating to do, apparently, and the insanity of the season is just beginning. We took a ride after the turkey leftovers were snuggled away in the refrigerator Nov. 28 and the tour took us by the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, where we saw contractors have made progress getting the restaurant and bait shop rebuilt after the Sept. 30 ees, who must be concerned about providing for their loved ones during the holiday. Then we rode past the Anna Maria City Pier, where snow, er, sand from the dredging was bullpier was nearly obscured from the road. We couldnt help but stop and wonder over the halted work at the six vacant lots across from the that parking is in short supply at the east end of Pine Avenue. It seems like the city is obliged to provide parking for piergoers, whether they come to view Tampa entity that only grows in popularity with the passage of time. Its truly the most popular attraction on Anna Maria Island and its deserving of the title. But the city needs to step up and provide for the people, including residents, who want to enjoy this amenity. The vacant land across the road, however, could be more useful as a parking lot 50 weeks of the year, and still serve the need for open space for festivals and festivities. Theres no rhyme or reason why city leaders think parking the length of Pine Avenue at the church and various businesses makes up for the lack of parking at the pier. So now the park has 15 oak trees, which appear to be dying from the constant wash of salt spray and an amateur irrigation system. And the city commission has brought the whole project to a standstill. Sorry, but absence or no, the commission chair should have known from prior discussion, agendas and backup materials what was involved in creating the park, the donations that were made to offset the citys expense and the amenities that were proposed and approved. To halt it now is absurd. We may need to check the water cooler at city hall for hallucinogens. Or as one of the park benefactors eloquently said, Weve now scaled to a new height of idiocy in Anna Maria government. And thats a tall claim for the northernmost city. But so the benefactors dont quibble or try to lay claim to the quote, it was Rex Hagen who said it. I invite folks to do more than just prattle about it. Go walk around that vacant land and ponder its use, spend a little time there. Watch folks drive around and around looking for a place to park, watch the trolley load and unload pier patrons, and then decide for yourself if the sandlot couldnt be more useful. Please, dont let Scrooge, a grump or the Grinch steal the park, or Christmas. Meanwhile, the merchants in downtown Holmes Beach and The Islander again invite you to get in the holiday spirit at the Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House. The newspaper is hosting a Christmas party with ries are sure to engage children of all ages. (Would you believe one chilly December open house, as the night air, folks came out of the tavern in the shopping center to see if it was indeed snowing?) The Anna Maria Island Privateers will arrive by ship to entertain and escort children of all ages to visit Santa in his sleigh. Come, enjoy some cheer at the shops in the area. Get your Christmas on! wake up to a parade. Ho, ho, ho!

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 7 Headlines from Dec. 3, 2003Temps and Drops on AMI Date Low High Rainfall Nov. 24 60 74 0 Nov. 25 61 79 0 Nov. 26 68 84 0.34 Nov. 27 51 74 0.02 Nov. 28 40 66 0 Nov. 29 51 74 0 Nov. 30 55 77 0 Average area Gulf water temperature 68.424-hour rainfall accumulation with reading daily at approximately 5 p.m. Wed love to mail you the news! We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $54 per year. Its the best way to stay in touch with whats happening on Anna Maria Island. Weve been publishing and mailing successfully since 1992! We bring you all the news about three city governments, community happenings, people features and special events even the latest real estate transactions everything you need if your heart is on the Island. The Islander is distributed free locally. If you dont live here year-round, use this form to subscribe for yourself or someone else. (Sorry, we do not suspend mail subscriptions you get the news free while youre here!)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 on Mayor SueLynn to re-examine the citys bills from Florida Power & Light Co. Miller made his request after an accountant examined the books for the Tingley Memorial Library and discovered an FPL accounting error that returned $23,000 to the city. Miller also said the monthly charge of $1,900 to the city for the city street lights seemed excessive. ing along the shore at night by saying that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told her There are restrictions on what sharks can be taken and have to be released back into the water, she said, and said he believed there was an error in the code enforcement process for operating a business without a license and called for a revision. Bohnenberger said someone moving to the city and opening a business without a fails to renew its license has a grace period. He said a grace period should be allowed a new business. SIDEBAR SIDEBAR GALLERY 9-5 M-F, 5604B Marina Drive Holmes Beach, 941.778.7978 Serving on ThanksgivingGuido Vizzachero volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner for Crosspointe Fellowship and the Rev. Ed Moss opened the doors of the churchs community room for guests and friends. Vizzachero moved to Anna Maria Island recently from Philadelphia and wanted to volunteer his restaurant talents to ensure his new friends at CrossPointe had a good dinner. BELOW: Guests at the Crosspointe Fellowship Thanksgiving dinner brought side dishes to share and served themselves at a buffet of turkey, potatoes, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, cranberry relish, desserts and much more. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy Pies, pies, pies. Pumpkin, apple and pecan pies and cherry crumb cake all baked and donated by church members are plated and awaiting guests into the Roser Church for Thanksgiving dinner. Youre invited to visit The Islanders new SIDEBAR GALLERY, featuring work by a variety of top local artists and original work from Haiti.

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8 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER Libbys I sland J ewelry Libbys Island Jewelry Libbys Artisan Jewelry #2067 Libbys Artisan Jewelry $2250 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $2250 $2250 $2250 $2250 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 $1850 WE LIKE LIKES facebook.com/ Islandernewspaper W W H H E E R R E E S Y O U R C O M F O R T Z Z O O N N E E ? ? Holmes Beach creates new revenue stream Holmes Beach Commissioner Judy Titsworth presides commission meeting Nov. 19. She was elected to the chair position during a Nov. 18 organizational meeting. Islander Photo: Mark Young By Mark Young Islander Reporter Former American astronaut turned artist Alan Bean once said, I think everything depends on money. In a society that revolves around the dollar, Beans statement may be simplistic, but nevertheless true and Nov. 19 city commission action. ing of an ordinance amending building department fees for services provided by city staff, but for which the city has not been previously compensated. D cial Tom OBrien said substantial staff time is devoted to inspections where contractors do not show up and to address plan changes for new properties. The amended fees, which are essentially new fees, include $100 for changes, $75 for missed and failed inspections, $50 for annual resort rental inspections and $80 for annual contractor registration fees. Commissioner Pat Morton moved to approve the ordinance. Commissioner Marvin Grossman seconded the motion, which passed 5-0. Commissioners then unanimously passed a resolution to amend the fee schedule within the land developIn another minor windfall, the commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to increase the 2013-14 budget by $18,310 based on a grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District for a new motor for the Holmes Beach Police Department boat. WCIND is a taxing district tasked with maintaining and enhancing the Intracoastal Waterway. Police Chief Bill Tokajer said the boat is used in waterways where the city has responsibility, but the Its something Im working on a grant for, however, said Tokajer. We also use it to assist other island cities for mutual aid calls and the vessel remains in the water during busy weekends to make sure we are showing a presence. T a memorandum from city treasurer Lori Hill announcing $81,545 derived from interest revenue and other sources created during the 2012-13 budget would be removed from this years operating fund and transferred to the city reserves. The transfer came after a request was made by Commissioner David Zaccagnino during the summer budget review. Im pretty happy about that, he said. With the transfer, the city reserve fund is about $2,450,000. During comments, Commissioner Jean Peelen, also a member of the Manatee County Animal Advisory Board, said the county shelter reported a 96 percent save rate in October. While Manatee County takes part in no-kill practices, it is only a goal at this point, she said. Peelen said to become no-kill, the shelter must achieve less than a 10 percent kill rate for 12 consecutive months. While the October news is good, Peelen said the shel ter still has a way to go, but thanks to animal rescue groups, the county is moving in a positive direction. Mayor Carmel Monti announced he is reviewing FedE A FE A through the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act to be substantial. We are going to be dealing with some major issues on the island, he said. More so than weve ever seen before. The insurance rates will impact recent buyers of FE A the city is going to take a look at what it can do to prepare residents for the rise in costs. ance is going to be erroneous for everyone, he said. In other matters, the commission limited meetings in December due to the holidays. A city commission meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, and a work session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.Legislative delegation to hold hearing Manatee Countys state legislative delegate will hold its annual pre-session hearing Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 9 a.m. at the University South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. The program, scheduled to last until noon, will take place in the Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information, call state Rep. Jim Boyds Serving on ThanksgivingMembers of Roser Memorial Community Church devote time to preparing a full Thanksgiving dinner in the fellowship hall kitchen. They took time out for worship in the Roser Chapel at 10 a.m., then vegetable dishes for a 2 p.m. dinner. ABOVE: Dale Powers puts on his gloves to carve roasted turkeys for the Roser Church community Thanksgiving dinner that serves more than 250 guests. Volunteers include Edna Sinott, Suzanne Pescitelli, Nancy Burrett and Marcia Powers RIGHT: Pam Leckie serves a guest in the buffet line.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 9 A Life Care Community 6406 21st Avenue West | Bradenton, Florida 34209 | brookdale.com To RSVP for one of these events or to be added to our mailing list, call 1-888-584-7180. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Whats Happening at Freedom Village Bradenton? Come to Freedom Village Bradenton in December for entertaining and informative events of particular interest to seniors and their families. | Tuesday, December 10 | 3 p.m. | Thursday, December 12 | 11:30 a.m. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring executive director Suzi Fox presents a plaque to Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer and his at the Nov. 19 city commission meeting. AMITW was showing its appreciation to HBPD for enforcement of turtle-friendly lighting on the beaches of Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Mark Young HBPD works with turtle watch on new ordinance Islander Reporter tive director, took the podium Nov. 19 at the Holmes Beach city commission meeting to offer appreciation to Tonight I would like to present the Holmes Beach Police Department staff with a big appreciation, said Fox, handing a plaque to Chief Bill Tokajer and two Fox proposed a new ordinance in July for Holmes Beach to promote the safety and protection of sea turtles nesting on the island beaches. She said the existing 15-year-old ordinance is worthless to helping sea turtles, forceable. Tokajer took Foxs call for more diligent enforcement seriously. Under the direction of the HBPD, AMITW, code enforcement and the police department worked as a team to communicate effectively and solve some ongoing problems this past summer. Tokajer asked AMITW volunteers to educate his staff, including dispatchers, about procedures during nesting season. AMITW held workshops and its volunteers were encouraged to call from the beach if they encountered problems. HBPDs participation helped AMITW validate infractions. the aid of HBPD, approached four businesses that had been out of compliance with the lighting ordinance for 15 years. Fox and Tokajer visited the businesses to bring the infractions to the owners attention. After the initial visit corrected their problems. The proposed ordinance, set to be reviewed by the city attorney, has teeth, unlike the current ordinance, said Fox. The new measure would require a business owner with visible lights from the beach to use turtle-friendly bulbs, no bare bulbs and no incandescent lights. It also does not. The wording of the new lighting ordinance is a vast improvement over its predecessor, Fox added. The misinterpretation. The new ordinance is written in plain text. This is reader-friendly. You couldnt make heads or tails of the old ordinance, Fox said. Fox also presented a plaque to the Bradenton Beach Police Department in appreciation for its help at a meeting Nov. 21. The city of Anna Maria also was given an award by AMITW for its help with the birding program and watching sea turtle nests at night. The city of Holmes Beach needed a completely new law. Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach have good laws in place, but they need updating, Fox said. The proposed ordinance Fox brought to the table on Anna Maria Island was a collaborative effort between the Sea Turtle Conservancy and the Florida Sea Grant Conservation Clinic at the University of Florida College of Law. Together, the groups produced a study showing the current framework for sea turtle lighting enforcement is inadequate across the state. The clinic drafted a model ordinance that could be enacted across the state. I have worked with the gang at Sea Turtle Conservancy for 25 years. They were part of the collaborators on this. Its not uncommon for them to reach into the huge network of marine conservation workers like me Following comments from commissioners and residents input, the proposed ordinance was amended slightly, adding the removal of furniture from the beach at night year-round and excluding lighting on walkways to the beach. The city of Holmes Beach currently does not require lighting of pathways to the beach at night. We worked together this year, as a team. Thats the main thing coming out of this ordinance. The turtle working as a team, Fox said.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 11 S A L E A A L L Free popcorn! Corner Rack (intersection of gulf and marina) You asked for it, you got it! Signature Signature 5311 gulf drive holmes beach941.778.5400 acquaaveda.com hair skin nails massagefeel beautiful today Island happenings McDermott featured at Artists Guild Gallery Watercolorist Nancy Lindley McDermott is the featured artist in December at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A reception for McDermott will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, the night of the holiday open house in downtown Holmes Beach. The evening will include light refreshments and music by the You Cant Turn Left band. McDermott is a member of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. Her other memberships include the Florida Watercolor Society, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, ArtCenter Manatee and ArtCenter Sarasota. McDermott also served on the board of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. She signs her paintings with her maiden name of Lindley. For more information, call the gallery at 941-7786694 or go online to www.amiartistsguildgallery.com. Watercolorist Nancy Lindley McDermott is the featured artist in December at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Courtesy Photo Holmes Beach businesses in partnership with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday open house Friday, Dec. 6. The annual lighting of the chamber Christmas tree sunset outside the chamber, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Chamber president Mary Ann Brockman said the up Dec. 4. rants in the downtown area of Marina and Gulf drives will hold open houses, some of the businesses extending hours to join in the celebration. Also, several Holmes Beach galleries will host receptions and restaurants will offer specials. Outside the Feast Restaurant, with The Islander co-hosting, there will be snow for children to dance in, visits with Santa Claus in his sleigh and Anna Maria Island Privateers escorting kids to the jolly old elf. stocked with donations from Holmes Beach businesses. For more information, call the chamber at 941-7781541.Art league hosts artists, authors The Anna Maria Island Art League in December is celebrating local authors and local artists. A reception will take place at AMIAL, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, Friday, Dec. 6. The hours will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. and the event coincides with the holiday open house in downtown Holmes Beach. Participating artists include: island can be found at Lobstahs Restaurant and Hurricane Hanks in Holmes Beach and in the 300 block of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Artspace Anna Maria Iron Artists Throwdown. Scott is a the local art scene. Animals, For Your Health and For Our Planet. Low Tide, which received the 2013 American Christian category. Set in Anna Maria Island, the book is an inspirational young adult romance that deals with bullying, suicide and faith. AMIAL will serve refreshments at the reception, billed as The Christmas Walkabout. For more, call AMIAL at 941-778-2099.IGW exhibits Portraits in Fitness The Island Gallery West isnt waiting for new years and resolutions to celebrate good health and fitness. IGWs artist of the month in December is Jane Delight Keeling and her exhibit is Portraits in Fitness. reception Friday, Dec. 6 that coincides with the Holmes depicts athletes in various types of workouts. She uses a contemporary approach to composition while highlighting the energy and musculature of the subject. Other paintings by Keeling that are on display include local landscapes, wildlife and boats. Keeling was born in Oklahoma and studied art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She also studied art at Scripps College and the Sir John Cass School of Art in London. She started a business in mural painting in Denver and has worked as an interior decorator. Since moving to Florida seven years ago, Keeling has been doing oil paintings in her studio and on location with various plein air groups. The reception will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the gallery, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Also, Keeling will demonstrate her oil painting techniques at the gallery at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. For more information, call 941-778-6648. Holmes Beach businesses welcome the holiday season with the lighting of the chamber Christmas tree and visits with Santa Claus. The event takes place Friday, Dec. 6. Islander File Photo A HAIR DAY SALON ARE YOU HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY? Call the GIRLS at A Hair Day FOR HELP! 941-795-5227 Holmes Beach downtown businesses deliver cheer, Santa, snow Beach Style RecycledSIDEWALK MARKET SALE SAVE BIG! SUNDAY, DEC. 8 Visit www.islander.org for the best news on AMI.

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12 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER Wednesday, Dec. 4 1:15 p.m. Gulf Coast Writers host author Judy Allen, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. Thursday, Dec. 5 8 p.m. Island Players premiere of Over the River and Through the Woods, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755. Friday, Dec. 6 1 p.m. Waking up and Shaking Up the Human Inside workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. 5-8 p.m. Downtown Holmes Beach holiday open Marina and Gulf Drives. Information: 941-778-1541. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Island Gallery West reception for Jane Delight Keeling, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island reception for Nancy Lindley McDermott, Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Art League Christmas Walkabout and reception, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. Saturday, Dec. 7 Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. 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. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Holly Berry Bazaar, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638. 10 a.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade featuring Santa Claus and pirates, Bayfront Park to Coquina Beach, where the Privateers will host Santa and a party. Information: 941-962-9820. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lester Family Fun Day, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Party for children, featuring Santa Claus, pirates and lunch, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-9820. Sunset Local Group of Deep Sky Observers sideInformation: 941-342-9632. Sunday, Dec. 8 4 p.m. Off Stage Ladies bake sale, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7992181 or 941-518-4431. 7:30 p.m. Island Players auditions for Delval Divas, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Monday, Dec. 9 Tuesday, Dec. 10 Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach Information: 941-794-8044. Wednesday, Dec. 11 Off-island Wednesday, Dec. 11 10 a.m. Bradenton Opera Guild coffee, meeting and entertainment by Sarasota Opera apprentice and studio artists, IMG Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Information: 941-358-5660. Thursday, Dec. 5 8 p.m. State College of Florida-Manatee Sarasota Jazz Ensemble concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-5252. Friday, Dec. 6 5-9 p.m. Village of the Arts ArtWalk, with the theme of An Olde Fashioned Village Christmas, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com. 6 p.m. South Florida Museum Greetings from Florton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131. Saturday, Dec. 7 11 a.m-4 p.m. Village of the Arts ArtWalk, with the theme of An Olde Fashioned Village Christmas, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com. Wednesday, Dec. 11 11:30 a.m. Off Stage Ladies meeting and cookie exchange, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181. Coming up Maria. Holmes Beach. Beach. hem Walk, Anna Maria. Orchestra holiday concert, Holmes Beach. Save the date hole Tournament, Anna Maria. Cortez. Calendar announcements Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander. org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. 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Astronomers offer stargazing experience Sarasota group of astronomy enthusiasts, will hold its next event in Holmes Beach. Weather permitting, the club members will set up their Drive, Holmes Beach, Saturday, Dec. 7. 10 p.m. and welcome people to see the views through their telescopes and learn about the night sky. An announcement said highlights of the evening would be a chance to spot the two most elusive planets in the solar For more information, call Brian Hawkes at 941-3429632 or go online to www.lgdso.com. Jonathan Sabin shares his telescope with a young man at a previous astronomy event at the

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 13 Calendar of ongoing events the Woods, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-7785755. ing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. ers, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130. Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296. 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. Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440. Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580. Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341. Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-7783209. 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209. 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. 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. 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 We moved to Cortez from the Manatee Beach!THE BEACH SHOP BEACH SHOP The Crayons, coloring books sought for kids The Artspace gallery and studio is collecting crayons and coloring books for Manatee County homeless children. The items will be distributed Donations can be dropped at Artspace, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. The deadline for donations is Dec. 10. For more information, call the gallery at 941243-3835. Starlight to porch light Catch signs his book, Catch, at Anna Maria Island Accommodations and the Flip-Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, Nov. 29. The event was a fundraiser for the Honor Flight Network. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy Hectic holidays can uster anyone, but for people with Alzheimers disease or dementia, the noisy crowds, breaks in routine and unfamiliar visitors can trigger extreme anxiety and spoil festivities. InspiredLivingSM at Hidden Lakes invites you to join us for a special discussion that will teach you how a little extra planning and adjusting can help keep your holidays merry and bright.InspiredLivingSM at Hidden LakesInspiredLivingHiddenLakes.com 1200 54th Avenue West | Bradenton, FL 34207Seating is limited. Reserve your space today.941-254-6167Meaningful Days. Inspiring Care. ALF # 12337Is Dementia Dampening Your Familys Holiday Spirit? Introducing InspiredLivingSM Get Inspired!Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with AlzheimersPresented by the Alzheimers Association1200 54th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL Light reeshments will be served.

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14 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER ISLAND PLAYERSIn the spotlightMike Lusk embraces life on stage Island Players director Mike Lusk is the last person you might think could understand the dynamics of an Italian family in Hoboken, N.J. But the South Carolina native and director of Over the River and Through the Woods knows that family is universal, and thats what the next play in the Islander Players season is all about. Written by Joe DiPietro, the play promises to be a heart-warming comedy depicting an Italian-American family that cooks up scheme after scheme to keep a beloved grandson from leaving home for a life in Seattle. The show opens Dec. 5 and runs through Dec. 15. sat in the playhouse lobby for a chat while actors and unaware of what they were doing. The play is about the three Fs: Family, faith and food. How family ties you together no matter where you are and what you do, he said. Lusks goal is to make theatergoers feel those ties families. I hope they see these grandparents as their grandand the love that they feel together, he said. The production is Lusks third with the IP. Last year he directed the farce Til Beth Do Us Part, which was widely attended and applauded. A reports analyst at Tropicana, Lusk, calls his theater A lot of folks from Tropicana come out to see the play usually. We do it as a little event in fact, and they enjoy it, he said. At 48, Lusk has been active in community theater I loved it. (I) couldnt believe I had the nerve to go audition. I fell in love with it, and started doing stage management. Lusk prefers theater to other forms of entertainment Its just right there in your face. You get really sucked in even though youre in a room full of potential strangers. Its happening. Its unfolding right in front of you. You cant hit the pause button. Youre not going to put another bag of popcorn in the microwave. Youre not watching at home. Its three-dimensional, he said. The feeling will begin for this show as the audience is aiming to make the patrons feel they are visiting family and pulling up a chair to the table. Although loosely set in the 1980s, dont look for Madonna posters on the wall or big hair. I wanted a sense of timelessness, Lusk said. Like sitting at your grandparents house, surrounded by love. It may complain about the things you do, but youre still surrounded by love. Timeless indeed, just like family. For this production, a pre-play wine and hors doeuvre reception is being staged 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets to the reception are $24. For reservations, call Laura Morales at 941-778-3302. The Island Players is at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. The theater is dark Mondays. urday, and one hour before performances. Mike Lusk is immersed in his passion at the Islander Players theater. Islander Photo: Josey Presswood 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Roser Community ChurchA NONDENOMINATIONAL, CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday Worship Service 10:00 AM Church School for Children & Youth 10:00 AM Adult Class 8:45 AM Book Study 9:00 AM Jim Kissick Book Signing in the Narthex Mission of the Month: Salvation Army Focus on the FamilyThe Rev. Dr. Bruce W. Porter Bethlehem Walk re-enacts holy journey Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, re-enacts the journey of Mary and Joseph searching for lodging before the birth of their child. The annual event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning and ending at the church. Joseph, along with a parade of animals, in the search for shelter in the neighborhood of the church. The journeyers will go from inn to inn singing carols, then return to the church to hear Scripture, pray and celebrate the birth of Jesus, as well as gather for refreshments. For more information, call the church at 941-7780414. Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, holds the annual Bethlehem Walk at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Islander File Photo Worshippers gather as food donations for the Roser Church pantry accumulate at the alter. Being thankfulAll Island Denominations, an organization representing all the islands churches, celebrates Thanksgiving Nov. 24 at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Churchgoers were greeted by Annunciations pastor, the Rev. Dee Ann Montmollin, while the Episcopal church bishop, the Rev. Michael Garrison, delivered the sermon. A choir made up of singers from the island churches performed. A reception followed. Islander Photos: Courtesy Peggy Nash 5418 Marina Driv h & Marina778-21 69T e Join us Friday... Itll be snow much fun! from the staff ofHurricane Hankse Hurricane LiquorsOpen 1 Celebrate the Season with us! Cheers! HOL IDAY OPEN HO USE 5-8 ~ FRIDAY ~ DEC. 6 Sponsored by YE OLD DOWNTOWN Music will ring out. Snow will urry. The Islander and the Anna Maria Island Privateers welcome you to the party at The FEAST, including visits with Santa Claus. Tr ee lighting and open house throughout Ye Ol Business District at the Island Shopping Center, S&S Plaza, and along Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Chamber tree-lighting at 5-ish. Come join us for the best holiday spirit in town. Ladies and Mens Resortwear S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941.778.4505 Mister Robert s Happy Holidays from the Crew at Mister Roberts 2O% OFF Dec. 6-7 Friday & Saturday Not good on previous purchases and Te rvis. One coupon per person MIXING MODERN WITH VINTAGE LOCAL ART AND GIFT SHOP ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER 5416 MARINA DRIVE 941.779.2624 Please, join us for open house 5-8 Friday Dec. 6, and share some holiday cheer Come join us for some holiday che er and check out all of our new ar rivals.5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941.929.1850 www.abcrental.com OPEN HOUSE 5-8 Friday De c. 6 THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast T T R R Come visit Santa, the Privateers and enjoy good cheer with The Islander at Come for SANTA and SNOW FLURRIES!LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! ClaireMarieSpa.com 5343 Gulf Drive, Holmes Business Center By Appointment Only: 941-730-3649MM28612 DECEMBER SPECIAL 1-hour Luxury Spa Massage$50 (regular $75)Gift Certi cates Available Voted BEST Gym on AMI 5317 Gulf Drive Next to Eat Here Anna Maria Please, join us for some holiday spirit and food by Havana Cabana! Holiday Open House Friday Dec. 6 Personal Training & Membership Specials

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 15 5418 Marina Driv h & Marina778-21 69T e Join us Friday... Itll be snow much fun! from the staff ofHurricane Hankse Hurricane LiquorsOpen 1 Celebrate the Season with us! Cheers! HOL IDAY OPEN HO USE 5-8 ~ FRIDAY ~ DEC. 6 Sponsored by YE OLD DOWNTOWN Music will ring out. Snow will urry. The Islander and the Anna Maria Island Privateers welcome you to the party at The FEAST, including visits with Santa Claus. Tr ee lighting and open house throughout Ye Ol Business District at the Island Shopping Center, S&S Plaza, and along Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Chamber tree-lighting at 5-ish. Come join us for the best holiday spirit in town. Ladies and Mens Resortwear S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach 941.778.4505 Mister Robert s Happy Holidays from the Crew at Mister Roberts 2O% OFF Dec. 6-7 Friday & Saturday Not good on previous purchases and Te rvis. One coupon per person MIXING MODERN WITH VINTAGE LOCAL ART AND GIFT SHOP ISLAND SHOPPING CENTER 5416 MARINA DRIVE 941.779.2624 Please, join us for open house 5-8 Friday Dec. 6, and share some holiday cheer Come join us for some holiday che er and check out all of our new ar rivals.5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941.929.1850 www.abcrental.com OPEN HOUSE 5-8 Friday De c. 6 THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast T T R R Come visit Santa, the Privateers and enjoy good cheer with The Islander at Come for SANTA and SNOW FLURRIES!LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! ClaireMarieSpa.com 5343 Gulf Drive, Holmes Business Center By Appointment Only: 941-730-3649MM28612 DECEMBER SPECIAL 1-hour Luxury Spa Massage$50 (regular $75)Gift Certi cates Available Voted BEST Gym on AMI 5317 Gulf Drive Next to Eat Here Anna Maria Please, join us for some holiday spirit and food by Havana Cabana! Holiday Open House Friday Dec. 6 Personal Training & Membership Specials

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16 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER Serving Lunch & Dinner Tue-Thu 11-9, Sat Noon-late Sunday Noon-8 Closed Mondays C8 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRIDA Y, SA TURDAY & SUNDAY 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 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

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18 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER New York Times Sunday Magazine Crossword Answers: page 28Mary Jo Zacchero-Smith Mary Jo Zacchero-Smith of Bradenton died Nov. 23. She was born in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., and also resided in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1979. While still in college, she took a posiRep. Doug Walgren of Rochester, N.Y. She also worked on the 1984 Walter Mondale presidential campaign. She was a special assistant to the director of ObituariesBertha W. Heerema Bertha W. Heerema, 95, of Bradenton, died Nov. 25. She was born in Fremont, Mich., and lived in Bradenton 1952-1982, then moved to Fort Myers and then back to Bradenton in 2010. She was the owner of the former Bradenton Beach Hardware Store. A service at a later date will be in Grand Rapids, Mich. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd St. Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Bradenton Christian School, 3304 43rd St. W., Bradenton FL 34209. Condolences can be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Heerema is survived by her children, Ken and Patricia Waldo of Bradenton, Paul and Cynthia Waldo of Norcross, Ga., Dr. Mary and Michael Lynch of Nova Mich., Robert and Valerie of Guilford, Vt., and JoAnne grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Zacchero-Smith Technology Laboratory). Several years later she transand technical writer. Also during her tenure at the energy department, she was a writer and an executive assistant and Health. She retired in 2005 and became a consultant the effects of radiation. Also following Georgetown, she Mrs. Zacchero-Smith was devoted to her family and friends, always willing to help someone in need. She loved sports, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, and attended many games with her father while growing up. She studied the Italian language and spent a month in Italy improving her skills. A devotee of opera, she volunteered as an usher at the Sarasota Opera House. She loved travel and celebrated her 50th birthday in Lucca, Italy, with her husband and close friends. land, Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, Gibraltar, South Africa, nica, the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, where she spent time cruising with her husband on their sailboat, Pinguino, named for her love of penguins. She was active in the Bradenton Yacht Club, serving on the various committees and was a member of the Sail Cruisers. She was a member of the Georgetown Alumni Association and the Sarasota Opera. A Mass was to be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Saints Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St., Bradenton. A celebration of life was to be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 13th St. W., Palmetto. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www. brownandsonsfuneral.com. Mrs. Zacchero-Smith is survived by her husband of almost 13 years, Brian M.; mother Frances Zacchero of Bradenton; brother Charles (Chuck) Zacchero of Holmes Beach; stepson Brian Jr. wife Maria and grandson, Domiand Sidnie, PFC U.S. Army, currently stationed in South Korea; lifelong friends Ann Cecchetti of Bradenton and Stephen Lerner of Washington, D.C.; and many devoted friends from the Bradenton Yacht Club and around the world. Norma Whit eld the late 1990s to early 2008, died Nov. 22 in her hometown of Louisville, Ky. She grew up in Louisville, Ky., and graduated from Centre College. She worked many years as a special eduthe arts. and many grandchildren. Streetlife Island watch To report information on island crime, call the tion, 941-708-8899; Bradenton Beach police, 941-7786311; or Holmes Beach police, 941-708-5804. In emergencies, call 911.Island police blotterAnna Maria plainant reported a family member received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating someone attempted tax return was rejected. A second conversation revealed the complainant is in college and is being claimed as a under the same Social Security number, which possibly caused the issue with the IRS. Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO. Bradenton Beach Nov. 20, 100 Gulf Drive N., Island Time Bar and Grill, battery. A man called the MCSO to report a shuttle service driver attacked him. The complainant said he was a shuttle service, but changed his mind and wanted to leave upon arrival. The man said the driver pulled over and began punching him in the face, threw him to the ground and continued hitting him. The deputy observed a slightly swollen eye on the suspect, but no other injuries. According to the report, the complainant was very intoxicated and his story became inconsistent the more he told it. He admitted that he may have been belligerent, but said the driver should not have attacked him. Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD. Cortez grand theft. A complainant reported that someone stole a hydraulic jack from his backyard while he was in the hospital. Cortez is policed by the MCSO Holmes Beach Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD. Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 19 LIFE AUTO HOME BOAT BUSINESS 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 DEC. 20, 2013 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 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 WMFR to save big bucks on loan renancingWest Manatee Fire Rescue administrative assistant Mary Stephens, left, administers the Chris Kiernan, promoted to battalion chief, left, Ryan Moore to captain and John Stump to lieutenant. The ceremony took place at the WMFR board of commissioners Nov. 21 meeting. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin By Rick Catlin Islander Reporter A continuing drop in mortgage rates has turned into a boon for the West Manatee Fire Rescue District. The WMFR board of commissioners unanimously ing the WMFR administration building loan to a lower interest rate. FR A FR T with Hancock Bank was for $1.06 million. In other business, commissioners discussed the completion of renovations and additions to WMFR StaT late December or early January. The station is at 10350 R Also under discussion was a successor to Price, who will retire in May 2015. One year later, WMFR Deputy Fire Chief Brett Pollock is planning to retire. The next WMFR board meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the WMFR administration building, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Bradenton Beach pier restaurant on track to open in JanuaryAt your service Obituaries are provided as a community service in The Islander newspaper to residents and family of residents, both past and present, and to those people with ties to Anna Maria Island. Content is edited for style and length. Photos are welcome. Paid obituaries are available by calling 941-778-7978. By Mark Young Islander Reporter There may often be unforeseen challenges when opening a new business location, but Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier concessionaire Roland Pena said renovations to the pier restaurant are going well. At a Nov. 21 city pier meeting, Pena presented a list of good and bad things still left to work out with the city as his preparations for Cast and Cage continue. Pena said there are no major issues, but he wanted concerns. He said the PVC system under the deck that draws saltwater into the bait tank at the bait shop is missing. It looks like someone took it and I just need to know if thats something the city would take care of or if I need to do it myself, because the bait shop is almost ready to open, Pena said. Police Chief Sam Speciale, who also facilitates the pier team, said the prior tenant installed the bait tank and pipes, not the city. Pena said he will take care of the bait tank system. Speciale said the city would take care of Penas other by water backing up from a drainpipe. The city repaired the pipe, but Pena said the water has returned. He tried to locate where the water is coming from, but was unable to do so. Pena said interior painting has been completed and the next phase is to install 1,200 square feet of wooden O kitchen, installation of new kitchen equipment will begin. Im comfortable where we are right now, said Pena. I was starting to think that Jan. 15 wasnt going to be doable, but considering the work we have been putting into it, it looks feasible. Jan. 15 is a target date, and Pena said a grand opening by that date may be possible. The bait shop and retail store are scheduled to open before the restaurant, and Pena said that remains the most likely scenario, with those businesses possibly opening later this month. Pena said after the meeting that he is excited to get the doors open and to begin serving fresh, affordable food. menu items will be made fresh to order, including baking bread on site. Pier reconstruction almost ready for bid S G SE ing had the citys proposed addendums to upgrade the pier design, following former Mayor John Shaughnessys successful partnership with the Manatee County Tourism Development Council. The TDC has pledged to match dollar for dollar, up to $1 million, what the city spends on pier reconstruction. The Manatee County Board of Commissioners still must approve the expenditure, however, Gilbert said upgrading the building materials from wood decking to composite, to keep all three pergolas and to extend the renovation from the pier to the clock tower boardwalk. The project also includes the replacement of 151 pilings, and the addition of a few more to act as a protecS Bay to prevent boats from breaking loose and smashing BB PIER, p

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20 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER Holmes Beach veteran sailed the world during WWII Holmes Beach World War II veteran Lewis Bartow remembers exactly where he was on Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States entered WWII. I was a 16-year-old senior at Southside High School in Rockville Center on Long Island, Bartow recalled. We were returning from the bowling alley when the cars radio program was interrupted by a news bulletin that said the Japanese had attacked us at Pearl Harbor. Little did we know how our lives were about to change and things would never be the same. Too young to enlist, Bartow joined the neighborhood air warden group that was to alert his neighborhood of any expected air attack by either Japanese or German forces. Bartow already had been accepted at Bucknell University but the best laid plans often go awry, he said. While still in high school, he had signed up for evening classes to learn machinist skills to work in defense plants. After graduating from high school, Bartow went to work for the Sperry Gyroscope Corp., which was making the top secret Norden bombsight. His job gave him a deferment from serving in the armed forces, but Bartow wanted to enlist. I didnt want to be the only kid in Rockville that stayed home during the war, he said. A Holmes Beach resident Lewis Bartow on the day he graduated from Columbia University Midshipmen School as a U.S. Navy ensign during World War II. R accepting that he could stay home during the war, Bartow underwent remedial surgery to correct the condition. About the same time, he started engineering classes at Bucknell. Bartows surgery was successful and he was accepted returned to Bucknell to await orders for active duty. Those came July 1, 1943, and he entered the Navy boot camp program at Bucknell. He also continued his engineering study, graduating in early 1945. Bartow spent about a month on the USS Prairie State, a naval ship where sailors trained to be ships engineers. A more than engineers and Bartow was sent to Columbia University Midshipmen School. He graduated as an E USS G R E E of troops still over there. Two days out of New York, the ship hit a massive storm that rolled it nearly 32 degrees. Bartow was told the ships no-return angle was 37 degrees from an upright 90-degree position, so there were a lot of prayers said as the ship rolled past 37 degrees, he said. There were no atheists on board the ship that night, Bartow recalled. E learned the Japanese had surrendered and the war was over. There was a celebration, but not much. I felt a bit strange that I hadnt seen any action, but at the same time I was glad I had the surgery done to get me into the Navy. I was just one ordinary guy doing what duty called for, but it meant a lot to me that I had done it. The Callan sailed through the Mediterranean, the S R S was then part of India. There, it took aboard 4,200 Allied soldiers, then headed to Singapore and Pearl Harbor, taking aboard more troops at each stop. The ship even tually docked at Seattle, where Bartow recalled a tre mendous celebration was held in honor of the returning troops. Just 20 years old during this voyage, Bartow became cer-of-the-deck. It was a lot of responsibility for a guy not even legally old enough to buy himself a drink, Bartow recalled. T up troops, including one stop at Leyte in the Philippines, where Gen. Douglas MacArthur had landed in October I BARR TOW, Today, Lewis Bartow enjoys the quiet life of Key Royale in Holmes Beach and lives on a canal, enjoying the water as should any former U.S. Navy ensign. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 21 pine people when he was ordered out of the Philippines to Australia in March 1942. ors heading home, the ship went to San Francisco, where a huge celebration would take place upon arrival. You couldnt help but feel pride when the bands played and everybody cheered. The guys we brought back had seen plenty of action, but there werent many dry eyes though we only had a small role in getting the troops home safely, those celebrations made me feel proud to be in the Navy. decommissioning. Along the way, the ships guns and most of the ammunition were jettisoned over the side. After reaching Boston, Bartow was ordered to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. There was a pending strike by the Merchant Marine seamen and we were to take over the cargo ships if that happened. Luckily, the strike was averted. In July 1946, Bartow was discharged from the Navy, but stayed in the reserves for a few years. Bartow returned to Rockville, where he worked for Sperry as an engineer. He also got married to his high school sweetheart and began a family. BARTOW He retired from Sperry in 1983 after 37 years with the company. He and his wife had been to Anna Maria Island several times and decided Holmes Beach would be a great place to live. I never regretted my decision for a second to get that surgery and join the Navy. A lot of guys would have taken that deferment, but I was bound and determined that after the war, I wasnt going to have to tell my buddies or anyone that I spent the war working inside a defense plant And I learned responsibility in the Navy, how to get along with people and how to give and take orders. And I met some of the best friends I ever had in my life. I can honestly say I was glad I did it, and Id do it all over again if I had to, Bartow said. Lewis Bartow is a proud member of the Greatest Generation.The Greatest Generation, The Forgotten Generation The Greatest Generation and Forgotten Generation columns are written about World War II and Korean War veterans of any Allied country. If you are a veteran of those wars, served during those times, or know someone who did, please contact Rick Catlin at 941-778-7978.Donations sought for Toys for Tots drive Island Vacation Properties, 3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is leading the campaign on Anna Maria Island to collect donations for the Toys for Tots effort. Unwrapped, new toys can be dropped off at the Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, denton; Duffys Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Road W., Bradenton. For more information about the campaign, call Island Vacation Properties at 941-778-1000. into the pier, as they have done in the past two tropical storms. Gilberts only question to the committee was whether an upgraded bid for solar lighting would be included in the original bid or whether it needed to be a separate bid. Mayor Bill Shearon said it was best to wait until he I want to make sure we have our ducks in order because we dont want to present something to the county and a week later have to change it, said Shearon. But to approve what the TDC did. Shearon said its important to keep the plan moving and it would be best to ensure those plans include a few forward. In the meantime, the city wants a new timetable from being selected to conduct the designs and scope of work. According to the schedule, the pier should have been completed in August. Bradenton Beach Historic Bridge Street Pier concessionaire Roland Pena discusses renovations of the pier restaurant, which he said are going smoothly. He hopes to open the doors of Cast and Cage in midJanuary. Islander Photo: Mark Young BB PIER

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22 DEC. 4, 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 Island Coffee HausReal Florida Relaxation! 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 AME welcomes Chinese exchange studentsS teacher. Half of the young students call Manatee County home. The other half calls Beijing home. Kevin Bergquist of Dojo Martial Arts in Bradenton, A E S A E T E Bergquist through his martial arts school. The visiting students were taken into Morans kinder garten classroom to meet with U.S. students. All students participated in storytime with Moran before heading to the classroom across the hall. Students held hands in a fall-themed song and dance led by guidance counselor Cindi Harrison. We really wanted the students to have an authentic experience, Bergquist said. T A E who is an island native. His late father, Gib Bergquist, was a longtime Little League coach and wrote columns and a book about his experience growing up as a Florida cracker and as an FBI agent. Im an island guy through and through, he said. Bergquist took a trip last year to the Shaolin Temple in China. The trip was for personal training, to enhance his practice and to make a pilgrimage, Bergquist said. During his trip, he visited a daycare run by Daniel and Christina Pinkowski. Daniel and Christina suggested an immersion proS A E Bergquist and the Pinkowskis began planning the program and, on Oct. 28, the students from Beijing arrived at Tampa International Airport. The students are staying with host families, two students per household, through students attending Bergquists martial arts school. The host families are compensated, including a stipend for food and housing and child care during business hours. T D O activities and providing transportation. The Pinkowskis handled the international travel arrangements. The program has been such a success and were going to do it again in February, Bergquist said. Bergquist began teaching martial arts on Anna Maria I A E space at an island gym to make room for the growing number of dedicated students. In 2009, he opened Dojo Martial Arts and discontinued his classes on the island. But Bergquist brought his A D ber. The classes will be taught by one of his black belt O S A I Community Center. Im really excited to bring it back. I grew up on the island, Bergquist said. Students hold hands in a circle with Kevin Bergquist, right, as they prepare for a game led by AME guidance

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 23 Monday, Dec. 2 Breakfast: French Toast Sticks. Lunch: Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit. Feature: Chef Salad. Tuesday, Dec. 3 Breakfast: Burrito. Lunch: Italian Meat Sauce, Chicken Tenders, Seasoned Pasta, Steamed Broccoli, Mini Romaine Salad, Peaches. Feature: Italian Salad Wednesday, Dec. 4 Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty, Toast. Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Roasted Veggies, Cucumber Coins with Dip, Fresh Fruit Cup. Feature: Veg Garden Salad. Thursday, Dec. 5 Breakfast: Biscuit, Chicken Patty. Lunch: Student planned menu. Friday, Dec. 6 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes. Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Rib Patty with Bun, Corn, Carrots with Dip, Tangerine Wedges. Feature: Chef Salad. Juice and milk are served with every meal. Chinese exchange students sit with AME kindergartners in Melanie Morans classroom Nov 22. Moran read to the students. We made stone crabs famous! OPEN 7 Days 11:30-9:30 Happy Hour 4-6pm LONGBOATS PREMIER WATERFRONT RESTAURANT! Join us for a Christmas Parade in the Historic Village of Longboat Key Saturday Dec. 14 At 3 p.m., the parade starts through the village at 4 p.m., Santa Claus arrives at Moores Stone Crab Restaurant. At 6 p.m., the Lighted Boat Parade departs Moores Dock For more info, visit Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Facebook Since 1967 MOORE S STONE CRAB RESTAURANT 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.cc Join us for a Join us for a Christmas Parade Christmas Parade Happy Hour 4-6pm Happy Hour 4-6pm Christmas Parade Christmas Parade in the in the in the Christmas Parade in the Christmas Parade Christmas Parade in the Christmas Parade in the Christmas Parade Christmas Parade For more info, visit Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Facebook For more info, visit Moores Stone Crab Restaurant on Facebook Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! Best food, best service, best view ... Any closer to the water, your feet will get wet! Please, bring a new, unwrapped toy 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 7-9 Thurs. Greg Roche 7-9 Fri. Tangled Mangos 7-10 Sat. Shift Change 7-10 Sun. Larry Stokes NFL Party 1-3 After the Beach Bash with Kettle of Fish 4-8 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 THE FEAST RESTAURANTEnjoy your feast THE FEAST THE FEAST RESTAURANT RESTAURANT By Jennifer

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24 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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! Send your travel news to news@ islander.org. Dont miss the fun.By Kevin Cassidy Islander Reporter This writer, along with six other fathers, packed up our vehicles with 19 kids, tents and provisions for a Nov. 24-26 stay at Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring. Its about a two-hour trek straight east from Bradenton, and worth the drive. Highlands Hammock is one of Floridas oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931. It is one of three local state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was part of President Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal to put people to work and dig the United States out of the Great Depression. Myakka State Park to the south and Hillsborough River State Park to the north also were built in the 1930s by the CCC. Highlands Hammock offers a variety of activities, including a scenic 3-mile bicycle loop and hiking along the parks nine trails. Theres also an elevated boardwalk that gives hikers an up-close look at an old-growth cypress swamp. The park offers guided, narrated pram tours through areas of the park that are otherwise restricted to public access. Our group discovered at least 30 alligators. including babies, two deer, a red shouldered hawk and countless other animals on the tour along Charlie Bowlegs Creek, with breathtaking views of the swamp and hammock. The park also houses the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, which brings to life the 1930-40s era when the park was constructed and jobs were scarce in the United States. The museum photos showcase the young men and their hard labor. The camps provided workers with food, clothing and shelter and paid them $30 a month, $25 of which had to be sent home. Though our group had to endure some heavy rain, we having 19 kids ranging in ages from 7 to 15, there were few noses buried in cellphones, a rarity these days. Next adventure, Fort De Soto Park in December. Horseshoe news Three teams emerged from pool play during Nov. 30 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits and were left to battle for the days bragging rights. The team of Dom Livedoti and Larry Delarber drew the bye and watched as Tim Sofran and Herb Puryear defeated Hank all Livedoti-Delarber as they rolled to a 21-4 victory in the championship game. Nov. 27 action also saw three teams advance to the knockout round. Norm Good and Gene Bobeldyk were too good for Bob Heiger and Huyghe, earning a 21-11 victory to advance to the championship match against Livedoti and Tom Skoloda. Good and Bobeldyke stayed hot, defeating Livedoti-Skoloda 22-11 to earn the days bragging rights. Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome. Registration ongoing for indoor soccer tourney The Anna Maria Island Community Center is accepting registrations for its 14th annual indoor soccer tournament Dec. 12-19 with weekday games played 5-10 p.m. at the center and weekend games played 9 a.m.-9 p.m.. The cost to play is $100 per team and each participant receives a tournament T-shirt. Teams need 6-12 players, female on the court at all times. For more information, contact tournament director and sports director Matt Ray at 941-778-1908, ext. 9205, or email matt@myamicc.com More sports offerings The center is accepting players in its winter lineup of tennis. Games begin in January and players who sign up for two sports get a $25 discount. Flag football tryouts are Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and teams Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $75 for center members and $110 and non-members. The cost for tennis is $50 for singles and $85 for doubles. Games will be played on Tuesday evenings starting at 6 p.m. Register online at www.islandcommunitycenter. com. LOOK for more sports, including Key Royale Club golf news and more photos from Kevin Cassidys group adventure to Highlands Hammock State Park online at www.islander.org. Campers from the BradentonIsland area pose in a grand old oak tree at their campsite in Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring. The kids traveled with sports writer Kevin Cassidy and six other dads to camp and tour the park Nov. 24-26. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy One of many gators spotted sunning itself on the bank of Charlie Bowlegs Creek during a tour of Highlands Hammock State Park.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 25 Light T Fishing ChartersCapt. W arren GirleInshore Offshore Liht Tk l Capt. Warren Girle o r e h O mbowers@tampabay.rr.com MB MARINE LLCElectronics / Electrical Installation & ServicePO Box 1064 Cortez, Fl 34215(941) 920-1169 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 Dec. 4 2:23p 1.4 11:49 2.6 6:56 -0.7 5:15 1.2 Dec. 5 3:10p 1.3 7:44 -0.6 6:11 1.2 Dec. 6 12:42 2.5 3:54 1.4 8:34 -0.5 7:23 1.1 Dec. 7 1:41 2.2 4:37 1.4 9:24 -0.2 8:53 1.0 Dec. 8 2:52 1.9 5:18 1.5 10:14 0.0 10:35 0.9 Dec. 9 4:24 1.6 5:59 1.7 11:03 0.3 1st Dec. 10 6:14 1.4 6:41 1.8 12:12 0.6 11:52a 0.5 Dec. 11 8:00 1.3 7:21 2.0 1:34 0.3 12:38 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 Seymour Weiss and M. Burke, visiting from New York, show off two of the mangrove snapper caught on their Nov. 12 charter with Capt. Warren Girle. The group caught its limit offshore on live bait. Get your gag onMark Scovill of Grand Rapids, Mich., shares a photo of one of the big gag grouper he caught in November using sardines in about 50 feet of water offshore of Anna Maria Island. The party caught its limit of grouper and some snapper on a charter trip prior to the Dec. 4 gag closure with Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish Charters.By Capt. Danny Stasny Islander Reporter Theyre out there, and they are a sure sign that winter is around the corner. O G Mexico to do their thing. Spawn. A the days shortening up to the winter solstice Dec. 21, we have to take advantage of every opportunity. As water temps drop, our tactics are changing. Very A days. The days of buying bait shrimp are nearing. Slower populations and a lot more patience will play a major role L water species will be starting their search for a warmer sanctuary. Canals, shallow bays, creeks and rivers are settles in. Its time to start jigging soft plastics under docks. Flounder, reds and black drum will readily respond to a Berkley Gulp in cooler water temps. Finally, different species are going to enter the area as the water cools. Pompano already are cruising the I Gags are entering Tampa Bay in good numbers, but season closes Dec. 4. Just a reminder, snook season closed Dec. 1. The linesiders get a little break until March 1, although theres no reason you cant catch-and-release this species. Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business charters is proconditions were tough at best. With a little persistence and a lot of know-how, Gross is leading his clients to For the reds, Gross is free-lining shiners on shallow edges on the lee side and out of the wind is aiding in R past week. Flounder and trout are being caught on both live shiners and soft plastics combined with a jighead. To G contain an abundance of sandy potholes. By casting baits G his clients. G prior to the front with good results on a variety of species. Mangrove snapper are readily taking fresh-cut live shinchumming with fresh-cut live shiners, Girle is creating a slick, which in turn is attracting hungry snapper to the to a small live bait hook buried in a chunk of shiner, snapper are aggressively taking the hook. With all the commotion, other predators such as gag G 27 inches are being caught sporadically on snapper baits. S A range can be expected. In Sarasota Bay, Girle is drifting and jigging for T too. Small cannonball head jigs tipped with fresh-cut chunks of live shrimp are producing the bite. Capt. Aaron Lowman is managing to find a bite D the strong east winds, prior to the front, Lowman was able to locate rallies of Spanish mackerel close to the shoreline, and mangrove snapper were in the mix while anchored over structure. O L F G F L mangrove islands are producing a bite. L der around residential docks and structure. Again, hes casting Berkley Gulp shiner with a jighead under docks L Dave Sork at the Anna Maria Island City Pier says while the bay has been rough and blown out, Spanish silver spoons or Gotcha plugs. Macks up to 22 inches to various anglers in some instances. R T is good, you lose a few lures in the process. Giorgio Gomez takes a wave in the surf produced Thanksgiving morning along the Anna Maria Island shore. Islander Photo: Courtesy Curtis Hightower

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26 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER 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 5311 Sunrise LaneNew construction, just completed! 4br/3.5ba one-of-a-kind Emily Anne Smith design. Exquisite views, beautiful custom finishes, pool, dock and lift. $2,199,000 OPEN 1-4 SUNDAY DEC 82600 Gulf Drive #33Anna Maria Island Club Gulf front with 2br/2ba. Pool gulf side, under building parking, secure building, elevator and ground level storage. $679,000 NEW LISTING6210 Holmes BoulevardBeautifully renovated 5br/3ba home with pool and coming beautifully furnished and move-in ready! $749,000 NEW LISTING209 S. Bay BoulevardExquisite, protected bay views! Built in 2012, offering 4br/4ba with pool, elevator and oversized 2-car garage. Nice rental history. $1,900,000 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 Yakkers in the yard Maria, welcomes members of the Key Royale/AMI Yakkers for a lesson on rescue techniques. The group began four years ago and now, with about 50 members, paddles weekly. The Yakkers calls its traveling group The Trippers. Islander Photo: Courtesy Diane Phinney Chamber plans December events Chamber members reading the early edition of the Dec. 4 Islander on Tuesday might still have time to dress Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria for a Tri-Chamber Business After Hours gathering at the outdoor pavilion 5-7 p.m. Dec. 3. The event brings together the Anna Maria Island, Manatee and Longboat Key chambers of commerce members, as well as prospective members and guests for holiday cheer and business networking. The event is free with a cash bar. The Sandbar is at 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will then hold its monthly networking luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Feast Restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost of the event is $15 and members are encouraged to bring guests or potential members. Reservations are required. Next on AMI chamber members holiday calendar E Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The cost is $5 and is open to current and prospective members. Please RSVP. Deb Wing, chamber vice president, said, You dont want to miss this fun, holiday event. Harrington House sands of holiday lights, food, refreshments, friends, assopool and beachside. Come and celebrate with us. The chamber asks guests to RSVP to the Harrington On Dec. 11, the chamber will hold its monthly sunrise breakfast 7:45-9 a.m. at Harrys Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Cost of the breakfast is $8 and reservations are required. Members are encouraged to bring guests or a prospective member. For more information or to make reservations for chamber events, call 941-778-1541. Construction superintendent Jeff Richter of Delta Southern Construction is remodeling the Silver Surf Resort, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Rick CatlinCoffee and moreAnna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce members were guests at a business networking event Nov. 20 at the Island Coffee Haus, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Owners M.J. Lesnick and Bev Lesnick celebrated one year in business by entertaining a full house of friends and associates at the shop. Islander Photo: Bonner JoyWhats new? The Back Alley, 108 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, has a newly renovated coffee, beer and wine bar. Owners Richard and Carol Clifford and their staff invite guests to hang out and try one of their 36 beers or a glass of wine at the Bridge Street holiday event Dec. 14, when Santa Claus arrives to the historic downtown district.Facelift underway The Silver Surf motel, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, is getting a facelift. Owner Barbara Rodocker calls it her wow project, ished by the start of the winter tourism season. Its going to have a complete facelift and a number of renovations, Rodocker said. Its going to look like The project is being done in phases to keep current reservations available for guests. SS pletely new look, Rodocker said. For more information, call 941-778-6626.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 2013 27 Island real estate transactionsBy Jesse Brisson Special to The Islander 1712 Gulf Drive N., Unit 6, Bradenton Beach Club, Bradenton Beach, condo with shared pools built in 2003 T Florida Properties LLC for $975,000. 308 55th St., Holmes Beach, a Leep for $605,000; list $633,000. 104 Gulf Drive S., Unit 203, Gulf View, BradenFederal National Mortgage Association to Boesch for $434,000. E D U A S $430,000; list $445,000. 303 Gulf Drive, Unit 2, Gulf Reach, Bradenton F A to Gary for $213,500. 1603 Gulf Drive N., Unit 27, Tradewinds, Bradenton O S $129,000. Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244. Does your business have achievements to celebrate? Maybe youve just opened a business or your business has received an award or special recogni tion. If so, wed like to hear from you. To be considered, email your who, what, where, when and why to news@islander.org. Hi-res photos welcome. SELLING?I Buy Anna Maria Island Houses.ComAnna Maria/Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach Erik, 941.677.2678, or egajd@aol.com I S L A N D E R C L L A A S S S S I I F I I E E D D S S 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 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 Brisson 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 MIKE NORMAN REALTY EST. 1978INCMike Norman Realty31O1 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH www.mikenormanrealty.com sales@mikenormanrealty.com Mike Norman Realty Our newest agent has been with us 15 years. You owe it to yourself to have the best, most professional representation. 35 years managing rentals on Anna Maria. No hidden fees: You keep more of your money.Compare our management fees. RELIABLE VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENTMarianne, Rochelle, Lisa, Carla, Sally ITEMS FOR SALE COMPUTER: DUAL 1.8GHz HT DELL, refur bished, $60. 941-756-6728. PAINT BALL GUN and value pack, new in box! Extra goggles, shirt, $95. 941-778-7003. COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100, 1-year old above-ground pool, accessories, 15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920. GAS GRILL WITH full tank, $60, shower seat, one year old, adjustable, $20. 941-730-0444. 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. 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. FISHING FOR a good deal? Always look in The Islander, 941-778-7978. ANNOUNCEMENTS Continued 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. 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 ofce, 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 ofce, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. GARAGE SALES ROSER THRIFT SHOP:  Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m-1 p.m. Satur day.  Open 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays for donations. Dont forget to check our $1 sales racks!  511 Pine Ave. Anna Maria.  941-779-2733. Turn the page for more classied ads

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28 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER HELP WANTED Continued BACK ALLEY ON Bridge Street needs multitasker for weekend position in coffee/wine bar. Hard working individual capable of handling several tasks. Long term. Call or text Jan, 863244-7745. 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. 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. JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your home like our own. We offer organic cleaning products. Free estimate. Call Jenise, 941-730-6773. 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 CHECK US OUT AT WWW.ISLANDER.ORG ANSWERS TO DEC. 4 PUZZLE MA CY S F AL SE AKON DA B AD AS HB AH AM AD ER ISIV E HE LL OM AR YL OU DY ST OP IA EL LR ED ME AT WI FE UP ON RE TIT LE SW EE TC AR OL IN E OC TO RO TC US N COMEON EI LE EN TIT GP A AP IA NN BA TV CO SA OU T MA NX ON EEYE SA RA SM IL E PH DG NU MR PI MB AI LE E JU LI ED OY AL OV EME AY EA YE RUN TS OL EP SI SEXYS AD IE IT AL IA BL OT HA TS VO N M ET AL CO AL S ER RR EG HE LP ME RH ON DA AE CE TT U E AS T WA LK AW AYRENE EB RI TC OM AL AI AT RA EL LI MA NE LA FE RN AN DO LA YD OW NS AL LY TU GG ED ON OL SE NS AL LI E ST ER AG EP EE RS WI SE R 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 YOU! Andy has all his shots and a microchip and hes neutered. Please, contact Lisa Williams at Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue Inc., 941-896-6701, or visit The Islander for more info 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 Island Animal Clinic Reminding you to help save our seabirds. Dont cut the line! If you hook a bird, slowly reel it in and remove all hooks and line. William V. Bystrom DVM, Ashley Gardner DVM 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 941.778.2445 GARAGE SALES Continued STEFFS STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale 20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-1901. YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 7. Lots of treasures. 309 Tarpon, Anna Maria, around the corner from community center. ESTATE SALES ESTATE SALE: 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. 404 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Costume jewelry, Fisher & Paykel washer and dryer, futon, wood lounge chairs, electric grill, leather sofa, Florida-style accessories, Harwich ships clock, Huffy bike, binoculars, dehumidi er, yard tools, marine items, hand tools, rope, le cabinet, craftsman chest, two come-a-longs, air compressor, battery charger, Little Giant ladder and others, large bird cage, shing poles and gear, dock box, electric oil changer for boat, hydraulic jacks, gas cans, linens, and kitchenware. Sale by Julie McClure. Pictures: ESTATESALES.NET. LOST & FOUND 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. LOST: LADYS PRESCRIPTION Silhouette eyeglasses. Call 941-778-2497. 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. TRANSPORTATION FOR SALE: 2013 Gem Car e4. Loaded, garage-kept on Anna Maria Island. Call/text, 404-668-9397. 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. ANNA MARIA ISLAND boaters: Selling or buying, call Captain Dave! World Class Yacht Sales, 877-901-BOAT. captaindave@wcyachtsales.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. HELP WANTED SINGERS WANTED: BASS and tenor section leaders. Paid positions, Roser Church. Call 941-778-0414, leave message for Jim Johnston. ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place classi ed ads and subscribe online with our secure server? www.islander.org. SPONSORED BY THE ISLANDER

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 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. 941-722-8792. JERRYS HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-778-6170 or 941-4472198. HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If its broken, stuck, loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. Ill x it. Affordable quality work. 941-720-2906. Turn the page for more classi ed ads SERVICES Continued 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. TINA MICCIO, LICENSED Massage Therapist. Christ Centered Wellness Center. Come to the well. 1820 59th St. W., Bradenton. Call today for appointment, 941-266-6906. MA49526 MM20745. COMPUTER SERVICES: I can fix it. Virus cleanup, system upgrade. Hardware, software and network repair. FBI virus cleaned and removed. Cell phone repair, support. Replace broken camera, screen, etc. Give islander Socko a call: 941-799-1169. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JDs Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840. ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING and Co.: 38-year Islanders. Rentals our specialty. 941778-3046. BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228. ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. 941-778-2711. RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550. LAWN & GARDEN CONNIES LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294. ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installations, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-778-2581. Windows & Doors 941-730-5045WEATHERSIDE LLC LIC#CBC1253145H URRIC ANE DANS RESCREEN INC.POOL CAGES, LANAIS, PORCHES, WINDOWS, DOORS No Job TOO BIG or TOO SMALL. Free Estimates. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S WASH FAMILY CONSTRUCTION941.725.0073LOCALLY OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1988State Lic. CBC1258250CALL THE ISLANDS FINESTMORE THAN 2,500 LARGE AND SMALL PROJECTS ON AMI SINCE 1988!We provide design plans~You preview 3-D drawings Family Owned and Operated since 1975 viceCHRISTIES PLUMBINGResidential & Commercial#CFC1426596 ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ____________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $12 for up to 15 WORDS. 16-30 words: $20. 31-45 words: $40. BOX ad: additional $4. (Phone number is a "word.")The deadline is NOON Monday every week for Wednesdays paper.Run issue date(s) _________ _________ _________ _________ or TFN start date: ______________ Amt. pd _________________Date _____________ Ck. No. _________Cash _______ By _________ Credit card payment: d u No. _____________________________________________________ Name shown on card: ____________________________________________card exp. date ______/ ______ House no. or P.O. box no. on cc bill ________________________Billing address zip code ________________ Your e-mail for renewal reminder: ____________________________________________________________ CLASSIFIED AD ORDER HONEY DOHOME REPAIRS & HANDYMAN SERVICE35 years of experience means service you can count on!PAINTING, DRYWALL, TILE, WOODWORK, ALL TASKS941.896.5256 We Can Repair or Install Anything With Your Home HONEY DO HOME REPAIRHandyman Service Joesph LaBrecque Free Estimates Airport TransportationPROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE AIRPORT PERMITTED & LIVERY INSURED941-779-0043 941-778-2711 CommercialPHOTOGRAPHYReal Estate Aerial Studio Product Interior Architectural Stock Pictures Web Printing Post Cards Brochures Headshots .com315 58th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 ISLAND COASTAL CLEANING YOU RELAX ~ WE CLEAN Licensed. Insured. Bonded. JOHN ~ NAN 248.802.7802 24-hour Emergency Service www.coderedplumbinginc.com941-920-3684PLUMBING 24hourEmergencyService PL U U U MB I I NG Cleaning by LAURA For honest, reliable and friendly service Contact me today.Call: 941-539-6891 or email lauralapeke@ yahoo.comGod Bless you! Pet Friendly

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30 DEC. 4, 2013 THE ISLANDER HOME IMPROVEMENT Continued PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial, resorts, roof, lanai, etc. Also windows, lawn services, also. 941-756-4570. PROFESSIONAL TILE ROOF restoration. Call Peter for free estimate, references, insured. The Flying Dutchman, 941-447-6747. 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. 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. I S L A N D E R C L A S S I F I E D S RENTALS Continued 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. SEASONAL 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., 941-713-9096. SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE January through April. Second oor 2BR/2BA newly remodeled unit with screened lanai and pool. One block from public beach and town. Email ssmithyoga@gmail.com for serious inquiries. VACATION RENTAL: STEPS to beach, spacious 3BR/3BA private, heated pool. Available now, for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year. Flexible. $2,000/weekly/ Realtor, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456. 3BR/1.5BA with screen porch, garage. Washer, dryer and big back yard. $2,000 month. Mike Norman Realty, 941-778-6696. WARNERS BAYOU: 2BR/2BA cottage with boat dock, $1,600/monthly. Carmen Pedota, Big Fish Real Estate, 941-284-2598. SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA with loft with pool. Walk to beach, shops or dining! 941-778-3426. Web site: www.spinnakerscottages.com. 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. WE TWEET TOO @ami_islander WE ROCK ONLINE islander.org REAL ESTATE Continued 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, shuf eboard, 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. DUPLEX ON 75x100-foot corner lot. 1.5 blocks to beach. For sale by owner. $340,000. Please leave message, 941-345-3716. GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open water view of AMI Bridge, 1950s cottage, block construction, pine accents. New appliances, etc. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO. 941730-2606 (leave message). 2BR/2BA, SECOND FLOOR, secluded corner condominium at Runaway bay, Anna Maria Island. Rented until May. $325,000. 941-7784159. FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of El Conquistador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Move-in ready, 941-524-6977. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITYAll real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. For the hearing impaired, dial 0-800-543-8294. 5351 Gulf Drive No. 4, Holmes Beach CANALFRONT POOL HOMEExceptional buy. Updated VILLAGE GREEN CONDO Meticulously maintained GATED COMMUNITYRare buildable lot in exclusive GULFFRONT COMPLEX Gulf views from light, bright, NEW CANALFRONT POOL HOME canalfront pool home. with an eye for quality and enjoyment of true REDUCED 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. 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.

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THE ISLANDER DEC. 4, 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 Tue-Wed 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 Vacation and Real Estate needs, call 941-778-8104. 104 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach Mail or deliver to The Islander ina Driv e, $5O BUCS CONTESTY our f or this w eeks game win y ou Drawing in the ev ent of a tie Rollo v er if theres no winner! (no game/no priz Y Phone $5O PICK THE WINNERS CONTEST The Islander pays to the person with the most prize in person or by ies must be mailed/postmark ered to the newspaper of by y weekly A winner will be drawn from tying entries The of The Islander football judge is ies must be submitted on the published fo rm tries m ust be itten original, not sure to address and phone number ertisers must be listed to be eligib Winner Advertiser A n n a M a r i a R e a l t y We ARE the Island!Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker941-778-2259 Fax 941-778-2250E-mail amrealty@verizon.net We b site www.annamariareal.com 6 7 8 9 10 12 11 5 1 2 3 4 13 14 15GET IN THE GAMECONTEST WINNER:___________________________ BUC SCORE WINNER: __________________________ Y PRIZE Capt.Greg Burke941.592.8373Let me help you navigate the island to find that perfect home or condo in PARADISE. 310 PINE AVE, ANNA MARIA PUB & GRUBpresents NFL Football on HDTVs Pl us NFL Wings and ot her Great Game Food and Dr ink s! P U B & G G R R U U U U U U B B B B B B B B B B B B Vikings at Ravens Steelers at Browns Bills at Bucs Colts at Bengals Giants at Redskins 601 Sixth Av e. W. Bradenton 941.795-2800PLANET STONEMarble and Granite Countertops Va nities & More Signature PaintingResidential/CommercialTodd Cunningham Licensed/Insured C:941.350.3296Signature.painting2@gmail.com Raiders at Jets Dolphins at Steelers Chiefs at Redskins 941-794-2345 8106 Cortez Road Cortez, Fl.www.foresomesports.com Falcons at Packers WATCH BANDS, BATTERIES SERVICE/REPAIRS50% OFF All Citizen watches in stock.8102 CORTEZ RD. W. TueFri 10-4, Sat 10-2 941-798-9585 Lions at Eagles BARNETT BLINDS PLANTATION SHUTTERS BLINDS SILHOUETTES & LUMINETT DUETTES MOTORIZATION CUSTOMIZATION INSTALLATION Your window treatment expertsCall Keith Barnett for free in-home design service S TALLATION e t t m e e 25 years on AMI941.778.3526 941.730.0516 Panthers at Saints Titans at Broncos UCF at SMU Seahawks at 49ersRust stains? No worries! WE CARRY 8700 Cortez Road W., Bradenton Phone 792.9304 M-F 7:30-5 Sat 8-noon PUMP & SPRINKLERCORTEZSUPPLY Public Welcome Browns at PatriotsNovember Tip: Check and clean irrigation lters. FISH FRY4-close Fridays7.99 all.u.can.eatfull menu, lunch & dinner dine in or take out 7020 Cortez Road W 941.782.8978 Kelseys Bradentons home of the Juicy Lucy Rams at Cardinals LOBSTER NIGHT $29.95 Per Pe rs on En jo y a bu et lled wi th your fa vo ri te se afood di shes, fe at uring a fr esh se rv ed Ma ine lobster wi th dra wn butt er & lemon. Rese rv at io ns Req uir ed (941) 758-1467www .im g academ yg olfclub.co m Giants at Chargers MARY BODGER, AANNA MARIA RROLLOVER

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