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Commerce 2012 Medium
Business of the Year
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chalk it up on Pine
Avenue. Page 6
New front office hires
at BBCH. Page 4
Early nod for 200-
home Long Bar Pointe
project. Page 4
The government calen-
dar. Page 4
Anna Maria commis-
sion overhauls sign
ordinance. Page 5
The Islander editorial,
reader letters. Page 6
officials dig into pier
details. Page 8
Another delay in Main-
agreement. Page 9
Make a date, save a
date. Pages 12-13
Gloria Dei, Habitat
partner to build home.
Mayors discuss home-
less people. Page 17
Island police blotter.
Recruits sought for fire
academy. Page 21
AME considers adding
grade 6. Page 22
Experts advise on
,Ws on Anna Maria Island Since 1992
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Beach renourishment on track, almost
By Rick Catlin
Beach builders last week made progress
on the shore of Anna Maria Island.
The work moved southward as planned,
from 79th Street to the Manatee Public Beach
in the 4000 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes
The renourishment was in high gear,
if only for a short time, after Great Lakes
Dredge and Dock again halted operations
Jan. 19 because of possible impacts to its
equipment from high winds and rough
With good but chilly weather off and
on again as cold fronts dropped across the
Tampa Bay area, GLDD managed to renour-
ish the shoreline from the 79th Street starting
point to 38th Street, past the Manatee Public
Beach, in about two weeks.
But Mother Nature is fickle.
Inclement weather forced GLDD to
halt dredging Jan. 16-17, and the upcom-
ing short-term forecasts do not appear to be
Winds in the Gulf of Mexico Jan. 16
brought seas of 5 feet and higher. GLDD halts
dredging when seas are higher than 4 feet in
the Gulf because the waves and strong west-
erly winds can both break pumping lines and
damage the dredge, a GLDD engineer said.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokes-
woman Sirisha Rayaprolu said the Corps and
GLDD are taking it "one day at a time."
The Corps is supervising the current
plan to place sand on the shore from 79th
Street to Coquina Beach.
Rayaprolu said she would consult with
GLDD engineers each day on whether dredg-
ing could safely resume.
"They did a good job making up for lost
time," Rayaprolu said of the GLDD effort
since Jan. 1. "But we can't risk damaging
the dredge or the pipeline."
If the weather improves and dredging
resumes, Great Lakes can renourish 1,000
feet of beach per day and make up for lost
days, she said. Weather permitting, GLDD
While dredging was halted, the company
went to work on the shoreline, smoothing the
added sand and ensuring equipment on the
beach was secure and unharmed by the high
winds, Rayaprolu added.
With good weather, dredging will
resume and GLDD could reach Bradenton
Beach within a few days, she said.
The GLDD contract with the Corps calls
for the 79th Street-to-Coquina Beach project
to finish within 60 days of the Dec. 20 start,
which puts the finish line at Feb. 18.
The current project is funded with fed-
eral, state and county money at a cost of $12
million. The project ends at Coquina Beach,
then a second renourishment project funded
solely by state and county money begins.
GLDD will also renourish Coquina Beach
at an estimated cost of $3 million.
The Manatee County Parks and Natural
Resources Department will head Coquina
Beach renourishment, said director Char-
lie Hunsicker. Coastal Planning and Engi-
neering has been hired to also supervise the
Anna Maria Island beaches have been
renourished about every 10 years since the
first renourishment in 1992. A second project
began in 2002.
An emergency renourishment project
in 2005 by the Corps ended unfinished and
abruptly near Bridge Street in Bradenton
Beach. The Corps said the contractor, which
was not GLDD, had failed to meet the stan-
dards required in the contract.
Great Lakes performed the 1992 and
Anna Maria beaches are not included in
the present project, according to Hunsicker,
because when marine engineers surveyed the
north end, including Bean Point, they found
it "healthy and in good shape."
When all renourishment is completed,
Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon said
Manatee County plans to replace the decrepit
groins at Cortez Beach with new structures
that will hold sand in place while allowing
seawater to flow through them.
Fire sinks 1 sailboat, 1 saved
A sailboat was damaged in the Jan. 12
blaze that sent an unoccupied 28-foot sail-
boat to the bottom of Sarasota Bay. This
boat was rammed by the vessel on fire.
Story: page 3. Islander Courtesy Photo:
Bradenton Beach Police Department
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City piergoers find
fine, white sandy
beach to liking
Mattis Damurgard and
daughter Louisa of Stock-
holm, Sweden, visit Anna
Maria's bayside beach
at the city pier where
they find the addition of -
a sandy beach to their '
liking. The beach is the
result of the Lake LaVista
inlet dredging project
funded by the city and the
Southwest Water Manage- -
ment District. Islander ', ...
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Mattis Damurgard and daughter Louisa visit the
Anna Maria Lake LaVista inlet-city pier beach.
Lake LaVista inlet dredge
wraps up new beach
Dredging of Anna Maria's Lake LaVista chan-
nel by C&M Dredge Co. of Leesburg was completed
Jan. 10, and the project came with a bonus more
The city has a Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection permit to use the dredged sand from the
channel to renourish the beach by the Anna Maria City
Pier and at Bayfront Park.
The renourishment extended the beach into Tampa
Bay about 70 feet from shore on both sides of the
municipal pier, according to public works supervisor
Before renourishment, the beach at the pier
extended about 30 feet into the bay waters.
Lake LaVista is dredged every 18 months using
funds from a matching grant from the Southwest Flor-
ida Water Management District.
The grant for 2013-14 was $145,000 with an equal
share of the cost coming from the city coffers.
The Lake LaVista channel is now open to boaters
at low and high tides, and visitors to the city pier have
an additional 70 feet of sand to build sandcastles or
take in the view and sunbathe.
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Fire sends sailboat to the bottom of Sarasota Bay
By Mark Young
At about 12:38 a.m. Jan. 12 a Bradenton Beach
Police Department officer was on routine patrol on
Bayside Drive when he observed a boat on fire.
The boat was moored in Sarasota Bay to the south
of the Historic Bridge Street Pier.
The officer contacted the U.S. Coast Guard, but
according to BBPD Det. Sgt. Lenard Diaz, "by the
time the Coast Guard arrived there was nothing they
Diaz said several agencies were notified of the fire,
but nobody had a vessel in the area equipped with the
specific type of nozzle used to extinguish boat fires on
"Nobody was able to put the fire out and the boat
sank," said Diaz.
Diaz said there was a witness, but because the
investigation is ongoing he did not release a name.
However, he did disclose that the witness told him
he saw what he thought was a candle burning as he
was rowing a dinghy toward shore. The witness then
decided to stop to check on the person known to stay
on the boat.
"When he got there, he opened the door to the
cabin and there was a backdraft effect of the air hitting
what we believe may have been a lit Sterno can, which
will emit fumes in an enclosed area," said Diaz.
Video surveillance of what some people refer to as
the mooring field, though it is not an official mooring
field, shows a small light emitting from the boat and
then a sudden ball of fire.
The witness managed to escape without injury,
according to Diaz, who said the man jumped into the
bay and was rescued by nearby boaters.
According to Police Chief Sam Speciale, a Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office dive team responded due
to initial concerns that someone had gone into the
The sailboat continued to be engulfed by flames
and, as it burned, the fire spread to the anchor ropes,
The railing is all that is visible of a 28-foot sailboat
that caught fire Jan. 12 and subsequently sank into
Sarasota Bay. The cause of the fire is believed to be
a lighted canister of Sterno cooking fuel. The invest
gation is ongoing. Islander Courtesy Photo: Braden-
ton Beach Police Department
which freed the burning vessel.
It began to drift to the east and made contact with
another boat, causing some exterior fire damage. Diaz
said other boaters managed to separate the two ves-
"Otherwise, I don't think there is any doubt that
both boats would have burned and sank," he said.
Diaz said the sunken vessel is a hazard and police
are attempting to contact the owner to have it removed.
There is some question that the boat may have in the
process of changing hands. Diaz said if money was
exchanged, then it could become the new owner's
In the meantime, Diaz said the fire is being con-
"It's definitely not clear if it was intentional or an
accident," said Diaz. "But for now, the lesson is that
any time you are going to have a heating device on a
boat, it should be approved by the Coast Guard. Don't
use candles and certainly don't use Sterno or you can
see the result of what can happen."
Large Anna Maria
waterfront parcel sells
FH Anna Maria LLC, real estate
company managed by Brad Bald-
Swin of Sarasota and Eric Howell
of Bradenton, announced last week
-it purchased the 15-lot property in
Anna Maria on South Bay Boule-
vard formerly known as Villa Rosa.
The subdivision of single-family
homes will be called Bimini Cove.
The sale price for the vacant lots
S, was $5.3 million. The lots were
purchased Bon Eau Enterprises
LLC of Sarasota, which bought
.... ... the land from bankrupt developers
Steve Noriega and Robert Byrne.
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By Mark Young
Island residents Holmes Beach folks in par-
ticular know a little something about development
plans proposed more than 10 years ago that return to
make new headlines.
That's the case for a site-plan proposal approved
Jan. 16 by the Manatee County Planning Commission
for the initial phase of what is expected to be a gated
residential community at Long Bar Pointe, situated
across Sarasota Bay from the historic fishing village
The first 200 single-family homes were brought
before the planning commission after developers Larry
Lieberman and Carlos Beruff squared off against envi-
ronmentalists opposed to a project that would have
lowered the number of homes proposed in the early
2000s, but increased density with commercial stores,
multi-story residential homes, a hotel-convention
center and a dredged canal to a boat basin.
The developers backed away from that concept
when it became clear in August 2013 that the Manatee
County Board of Commissioners would not approve a
map amendment request to make way for the possible
project expansion if it included the boat basin.
Beruff previously said he hoped the project would
move forward without the marina. Another land-use
hearing was planned, but never took place because
the developers withdrew their application, noting they
would likely go forward with the original residential
The planning commission recommended approval
of the splintered project that will transform a small
section of the overall 520-plus acres. The plan includes
developing 61 acres of Long Bar Pointe into single-
family homes, with developers retaining rights to
pursue about 1,200 more homes on future site-plan
The approval didn't come without objections,
although the intensity of the objections did not appear
to be as severe as the summer protests and rallies that
ultimately won an environmental victory in stopping
the amended project.
Some of those protesters opposed the amended
proposal and wanted the developers to return to the
originally approved residential proposal. Former Man-
atee County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann was
Von Hahmann led a protest rally at the county
administration building this past summer with that
very intention. Von Hahmann was on the commission
when the original plans were approved and said that
the past commission worked hard to ensure the plan
was environmentally sound.
The planning commission is an advisory board to
the board of commissioners and its recommendation
for approval will come before the county commission-
ers for a decision at a later date.
Shearon said once the new
Perry employees are in Bradenton Beach
and ready to start, he will host a meet-
and-greet with other city officials and the public.
Shearon asked for a motion to accept his recom-
mendations. Vice Mayor Janie Robertson moved to
accept the mayor's choices and Commissioner Jan
Vosburgh seconded the motion, which passed unani-
In other matters, the commissioners provided a
consensus to spend $1,250 for Bradenton Beach Police
Bradenton Beach mayor selects new clerk, finance director
By Mark Young both spent a day going through applications and liter- Department Lt. John Cosby, public works director'
Islander Reporter ally worked nights on this with me," said Shearon. "I Woodard, Shearon and Commissioner Jack Cla
After a day of reviewing applications followed by want to publicly thank them, as well as city attorney who is liaison to the emergency operations depart
y of interviewing candidates, Bradenton Beach Perry, who was a big part of this." led by Cosby, to attend the 2014 hurricane confer
or Bill Shearon presented his recommendations Haas-Martens, Johnston and Perry served in an in Orlando.
new city clerk and financial director to the city advisory capacity only, Shearon said. The decision was The prior administration did not budget funds
mission at its Jan. 16 meeting, his to make and he chose Janet Anderson to succeed commissioner travel. So the consensus was to go
Both of the mayor's new hires are former city clerk Nora Idso, who left debt for the travel line item, but to refund it froir
expected to be in their positions by her position in October. general fund.
mid-February. Anderson grew up in Anna Maria Cosby said it was imperative that as many c
Shearon enlisted the aid of former and has a residence on Longboat Key. missioners attend the conference as possible ands
Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy She lives in Yucca Valley, Calif., gested commissioners rotate attendance.
Haas-Martens and longtime Holmes where she has served as town clerk He said under emergency conditions, there a
'i Beach city clerk Stacey Johnston, as Haas-Martens since 1991. At one time, she was pres- lot of factors to consider in ensuring the city reco
well as Bradenton Beach city attorney ident of the City Clerks Association quickly and gets back to full operations.
nda Perry, who donated her time to assist the pro- of California. Also, several items were removed from the con
1W= For the newly created treasurer/finan- agenda by Clarke as part of the commission's pk
Shearon said he was grateful for the help he cial director position, Shearon chose to ensure procedures are followed.
ved in expediting the process. : Sheila Dalton, who since 2011 has Clarke noted potential ordinance violations'
I spent a lot of time with Sandy and Stacey, who been an accountant with the city of signs for upcoming events in proposed special e
Johnston St. Petersburg. applications.
0O-hom e Long Bar Dalton served for more than 20 The third annual volleyball tournament at Coq
years as an audit manager with the Beach Feb. 22 and the Nov. 1-2 Anna Maria Isl
Pointe proposal Auditor of State's Office in Ohio, and Privateers Pirate Invasion fundraiser at Coquina Be
Kings Local School District, also in were reviewed. After it was determined the Privat
rin -a, n .lEf i Ohio. were not going to exhibit signs in the city's righ!
way and the volleyball tournament applicants agreed to
remove their request for signs that would have violated
the ordinance, the events were approved.
Clarke also had a concern with how many of the
applications cited insurance requirements as "pend-
ing," and whether insurance coverage was being veri-
fied before the event occurred.
Cosby said a procedure is in place and that if the
necessary insurance documents are not presented
within two weeks of a scheduled event, it must be
canceled by the city.
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Anna Maria City
Jan. 23, 6 p.m., city commission.
Feb. 4, 6 p.m., planning and zoning.
Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., EEEC.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
Jan. 22, 9 a.m., special master.
Feb. 3, 3 p.m., Scenic Waves.
Feb. 5, 11 a.m., pier team.
Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP meeting.
Feb. 6, 6 p.m., commission work session.
Feb. 6, 7 p.m., commission work session.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Jan. 22, 10 a.m., charter review.
Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m., police retirement.
Making way for
Workers from the
Parks and Natural
ment dig up old
at Bayfront Park on
North Bay Boulevard
in Anna Maria. The
site inspector said
installation of the new
begin later this month.
While the park is
city-owned, it is man-
aged and operated by
the county. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Jan. 28, 7 p.m., city commission.
Jan. 30, 7 p.m., city commission.
Feb. 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Jan. 28, 9 a.m., county commission.
Feb. 11, 9 a.m., county commission.
Feb. 25, 9 a.m., county commission.
Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.
West Manatee Fire Rescue
Jan. 23, 9 a.m., pension board.
Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bra-
denton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.
Send notices to email@example.com and
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Anna Maria commission overhauls city sign ordinance
By Rick Catlin
"Signs, signs, everywhere a sign."
The hit song of the 1960s about signs being every-
where might sound true in the city of Anna Maria.
But not for long. The signs, they are a changing.
Commissioners at their Jan. 9 meeting amended
the city's sign ordinance to limit new signs in the
residential zone to a maximum of 4 square feet and
only one sign will be allowed at a residence or busi-
ness. Additionally, real estate marketing signs must be
anchored with a metal frame and can no longer swing
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from a post.
Real estate signs now must be non-mn, ini. free-
standing and securely anchored with a metal frame, the
amendment states. Attachments balloons, flags, and
tubes are only allowed during an open house.
Businesses may also have a menu board with a
maximum size of 4 square feet. A free-standing menu
board is permitted, but may not exceed 5 feet in height
above the surrounding grade. No A-frame sandwich
boards are permitted.
People desiring a larger sign may apply for an
exception to the ordinance.
Current business signs are grandfathered under the
ordinance. After March 1, new signage in the residen-
tial district must conform to the amended ordinance.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn supported the ordi-
Islanders are asked to pitch-in for an environ-
mental cause and pitch their e-scrap and household
hazardous waste Saturday, Jan. 25, at Coquina Beach
in Bradenton Beach.
The annual collection event is sponsored by the
Manatee County Utilities Department in partnership
with municipal public works departments.
The event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., puts electron-
ics and other materials into a recycling stream rather
than the landfill. Items are
for parts or to be recycled.
sorted for refurbishing,
nance. She said code enforcement officers Gerry Rath-
von and Diane Sacca recently inspected signs through-
out the city and found 452 signs that would violate the
amendment. The "vast majority of those signs" were
real estate signs, SueLynn said.
Jason Sato was the only person representing real
estate agents in the city to speak to commissioners at
He said he agreed with the amendment as written,
but suggested the city not start handing out citations
for every sign ordinance violation.
The mayor said anyone violating the sign ordi-
nance will be given an opportunity to come into com-
pliance with the code before a citation is issued.
Commissioners unanimously passed the amend-
Island residents can enter Coquina Beach and
drive through a drop-off lane where they can unload
a variety of electronics, including computer hard
drives and monitors, printers, copiers, televisions,
cassette and DVD players, cell phones, stereos and
small appliances, including hair dryers, vacuums and
E-scrap collectors also will accept household hazard
waste, such as old paint, but no medical waste.
For more information, call the utilities depart-
ment at 941-798-6761.
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Believe it or not?
Dang. Chalk it up to vision and knowing the values
of the place you love and call home, but putting some-
thing to work doesn't always fall so sweetly in place.
Chalk up an overwhelming success for the past
weekend's chalk festival. It was idealism and art, walk-
ing hand in hand in perfection.
It was like the glass slipper in the fairy tale a
No vendors. No concessions. No loud rock bands.
No arm bands. No fees. No hawkers.
Yes, artists. Free chalk, free canvas the blacktop
on Pine Avenue and the freedom to just walk, look
and enjoy. Yes, young and old. Yes, professional and
amateur players. Yes, free!
The entire Anna Maria Island Chalk Festival, with a
theme in keeping with its surroundings on Pine where it
shares the 100-year old Roser Church and the historical
society museum, played out to "pirates to present."
We were very proud to jump on the chalkwagon
with Mike Coleman, Tina Fusaro, Ed Chiles, Lizzie
Vann and all the other chalk dreamers.
They surely are enjoying the days after, looking
down Pine and recalling the thousands of people who
came to live and breathe and enjoy art in action.
Yes, donations. Sponsors bore the cost before the
chalk hit the street, and the professional artists who
came to entertain and chalk didn't disappoint. The lively
entertainers, whether singing or playing up and down
Pine, all held up the spirits.
The drawing area set aside with small 2-by-2-
foot squares waiting for children and all comers filled
quickly and more and more areas were marked off and
filled with messages and drawings eventually a full
block long of sweet, soft colors and sentiments.
It brought us to the street level of life, and all of us
who drew were part of the magic.
We owned it.
Here's to great vision and improving the quality of
life without infringing on the beauty and love of Anna
Maria Island. Here's to chalking up enhancement.
Proudly. Chalk it up in the win-win column.
In contrast, however, we can't help but note the
report also in this week's news of the callous
nature of the island mayors' conversation about home-
The whole chalk art movement began in the streets.
We have homeless people to thank for its origin. So
maybe we can turn that talk in another direction.
How do we help the homeless... ?
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Chalking up thanks
Anna Maria told a small but important part of it's
story this past weekend at the inaugural Anna Maria
Local, national and international artists collabo-
rated on historic Pine Avenue to give literally -
graphic testimony to the roots of Anna Maria through
the event's theme, "From Pirates to Present." While
there were both dramatic and whimsical renderings
of pirates, this event drew attention to Anna Maria's
growing reputation as a cultural destination and its
finesse in the arts.
Visitors likely also became aware of our strong
commitment to environmental stewardship.
This is the story we want to tell. One that gives
the true picture of Anna Maria as a quiet, residential
village, surrounding a business district that balance
the realities of a visitor-based economy with the
qualities that attracted us all here in the first place.
While nothing is perfect, I'm pleased to report
that some 15,000 people attended the two-day event
without, as far as we know, requiring a police call or
leaving so much as a broken bottle in their wake.
This is due to the remarkable people in our com-
munity who made this happen residents and busi-
ness owners who support the idea that events can be
held in support of good things, produce positive eco-
nomic impact and be sensitive to the community.
That's who we are. Proud to be part of it.
Mike Coleman, chalk fest organizer, Pine Avenue
Restoration, Anna Maria
Once again the West Manatee Fire & Rescue
District is hosting its popular Citizen Fire Academy.
This public service program is designed for residents
of the WMFR service area who wish to learn about
firefighting and the services provided by the district
and who want to improve their fire- and life-safety
The Citizen Fire Academy begins Feb. 18 and
continue six weeks. During the course, attendees
will have take a tour of the Manatee County Emer-
gency Operations Center and learn how 911 calls
are handled, experience a multi-company fire drill
at our training facility, learn how to operate a fire
extinguisher and much more. This year, we're adding
an optional CPR class, where students will learn the
latest life-saving techniques.
The academy is offered at no cost to all ages. For
more information and to complete an application, go
online to www.wmfr.org and click on the "Citizen
Fire Academy" tab, or call 941-761-1555.
Randy Cooper, WMFRD commissioner
My husband Dale and I wish to thank The
Islander and The Feast Restaurant for their efforts
with the Dec. 6 Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday
Open House at the Island Shopping Center.
I'm sure it took a lot of time and effort coor-
dinating activities, schedules and the fantastic gifts
collected for the giveaway.
My sister Henrietta Amery, of the Villages, for-
merly of Anna Maria Island, joined me at the celebra-
tion and said, "This is just like the holidays when we
were kids, only better!"
It was a great time for all. Seeing the community
out and having a good time together was so festive.
I also would like to thank all the merchants who
participated and gave so generously to the fantastic
prizes for the event one of which is mine.
It was so much fun to win the shiny red wheel-
barrow full of gifts. We plan to put them all to good
Thank you one and all for a lovely evening.
Kit Redeker, Holmes Beach
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The Manatee County Property Management
Department did its part on Florida Arbor Day, Jan.
17, to keep Anna Maria beautiful.
The department donated two live oak trees to
the city that were planted at Bayfront Park on North
MCPMD operations manager Carmine DeMil-
lio made the presentation to Mayor SueLynn and
environmental education and enhancement commit-
tee chair Bill Malfese.
Keep Manatee Beautiful executive director
Ingrid McClellan also attended the Anna Maria
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pocket park on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue
at the intersection of 38th Street.
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denton Tree and Land Preservation Board planted
three Geiger trees and a royal Poinciana. Modern
Woodmen of America, Myra Russell and Janice
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Headlines from Jan. 21, 2004
An effort by the city of Anna Maria to purchase
the former Island Marine property on Pine Avenue hit a
stumbling block when the owner's appraiser reported the
value of the five-lot property at $2.5 million. The property
was purchased in 2002 for $1.1 million, but Moore said
the recent $2.5 million model home at nearby Villa Rosa
drove up the value. The city commission had discussed
purchasing the property for not more than $2 million.
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission unani-
mously approved a recommendation that the city com-
mission amend an ordinance to allow a maximum of eight
outdoor seats at dining locations. The recommendation
also stated restaurants did not need more parking for the
eight seats. Restaurant owners argued that outdoor dining
was needed for smokers after the state's indoor smoking
ban went into effect.
West Manatee Fire Rescue Chief Andy Price said
there was a growing emergency medical service prob-
lem for the district, as the county's population grew in
Lakewood Ranch. Price said ambulances are available to
go anywhere in the county at any time and many EMS
calls have stripped WMFR of personnel. Although some
firefighters were trained paramedics, a county rule forbid
them from acting as medical responders. "This is rapidly
becoming a safety crisis for the island," he said.
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BB officials dig into pier reconstruction details
By Mark Young
The first meeting since finalizing a deal for up to
$1 million from the county to match the city's budget
for reconstruction of the city pier was a historic one
- even for the details.
Since learning of the Manatee County Board of
Commission's official vote to approve a $1 million
partnership to reconstruct the Historic Bridge Street
Pier, Bradenton Beach officials began to delve into the
smallest of details Jan. 15.
The county's vote ensures the pier will retain its
size and design components, which for a time were in
question considering the city's limited funding options,
and will have upgraded materials to replace the wood
The city also plans to replace the pier's outdoor
lighting with solar lights, provide fish-cutting stands,
new benches, swings and garbage cans.
Public works director Tom Woodard said the solar
lighting is state-of-the-art t.-i1i'li'v.\ and meets sea
turtle-friendly requirements. As far as the rest of the
amenities discussed, but not finalized, Woodard said, "I
need some kind of direction on where we are going."
It's already been decided by the pier team that the
lighting project would require a request for proposal
separate from the primary pier reconstruction project.
Woodard said he needed to know what amenities would
be included in the RFP and what amenities would be
left to his department to construct and/or install.
Police Chief Sam Speciale, who facilitates the
pier team, said benches and garbage cans are the city's
responsibility. "However, we do need to pick a color
for the pier and we will have the location of the fish
stations on the plans, but do our guys put them in?"
Building official Steve Gilbert said water lines will
be run to the fish stations and that would be done by a
contractor within the RFP, but suggested the city install
the fish stations.
Gilbert said the Manatee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, which approved the project using tour-
ist tax revenues for the reconstruction, is asking for a
general listing of what the city wants to do, "but as far
as what a contractor or the city will be involved with
as far as amenities go, we just aren't there yet."
Mayor Bill Shearon said the details needed to be
settled as to what will be in the RFP, but to remember
that the agreement with the county doesn't cover the
RFP alone. He said whether an item is in the RFP or
the city pays to have it done, the county will be sent a
monthly bill for its half of the cost.
\ ly suggestion is for this committee to figure out
what they want and let's agree on a recommendation
to get to the commission," said Shearon. "Then we
can follow through on how we get our funds back.
We have to be very (clear) on what we present to the
Shearon said he didn't want to get into a situa-
tion where the city presents one thing only to end up
changing it multiple times.
"Let's decide the issues first and get the RFP out,"
Special said besides the color of the pier, the
committee needed to determine the color of the copula
The committee recommended white architectural
shingles for the copula and a light gray for the pier.
Gilbert said it was a good choice, as light gray is
not only the most affordable color, but tends to fade
While the partnership with the county has allowed
the city to move forward with fewer budgetary con-
cerns, the mayor and the pier team have expressed a
financially conservative approach to the project.
PLEASE SEE BB PIER, NEXT PAGE
New chef at kitchen helm, pier restaurant readies for startup
By Mark Young
The Cast and Cage restaurant on the Historic
Bridge Street Pier has new flooring, walls and decor
and now a new chef has come aboard for what is
planned to be an early February opening.
Hailing from Michigan with training in Greek spe-
cialties during a stint in the Florida Keys, executive
chef Tony Savage said his cooking expertise runs a full
spectrum from seafood to "greasy spoon" comfort
"I started in this business at the age of 15, working
as a dishwasher and being trained until the time I went
to culinary school," said Savage. "I now have 31 years
of experience in a restaurant kitchen and I'm excited
to be a part of what I believe is a positive thing for this
Savage was introduced to Bradenton Beach com-
missioners at a Jan. 15 city pier team meeting by con-
cessionaire Roland Pena, who said a target date to open
the restaurant is Feb. 1, assuming some kitchen equip-
ment issues are resolved.
Pena told city officials that rain and clogged pipes
caused a flooding issue inside the restaurant.
Bradenton Beach Cast and Cage restaurant chef
Tony Savage, left, is introduced by concessionaire
Roland Pena to city officials at a Jan. 15 city meet-
ing at city hall. Islander Photo: Mark Young
He said a plumber pulled old plastic garbage bags
from the pipe, but more work is needed to track where
the main pipe goes.
While drainage is a nuisance issue, it is the grill
hood in the kitchen that is the obstacle to opening on
the Feb. 1 target date.
It is the city's responsibility to have it repaired and
the fire marshal will not allow the restaurant to open
until it is operational, according to Pena.
Public works director Tom Woodard said he called
three electrical and air conditioning companies.
"One referred me to another company, one never
returned my phone call and another one came out and
actually did some work when all I wanted was a pro-
posal," said Woodard.
He said he was able to get two estimates to repair
the kitchen hood with Veteran's Air submitting the
lowest bid of $1,100.
Mayor Bill Shearon has the authority to spend up
to $2,000 on emergency items without commission
approval, and he authorized the repair.
In other matters, Pena said he discovered he has
been paying an electric bill that includes lighting on
the pier that is unrelated to his businesses.
Police Chief Sam Speciale, who facilitates the pier
team, said the lights are being replaced with new solar
Special said he would "come up with an average
cost and figure out how we will pay it back."
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Mainsail-Holmes Beach settlement agreement delayed again
By Mark Young
More delays, more questions, more concerns.
Mainsail Lodge appears to mired in more delays.
It appeared in December that the Holmes Beach
City Commission was close to finalizing a settlement
.ic1.. in>.-I in ith the Mainsail Lodge development team
that would pave the way for a new site plan submission
for lodging and restaurant facilities near the intersec-
tion of Gulf and Marina drives.
City attorney Patricia Petruff reminded commis-
sioners of the changes they agreed to in December
and presented an updated draft of a settlement agree-
"At some point, it's appropriate for you to make
a decision and have something tendered to the appli-
cant on what your final offer is for settlement," said
But the majority of the commission that voted to
revoke Mainsail's site plan in March continued to find
issues with the agreement at their Jan. 14 city commis-
Commission Chair Judy Titsworth said a new con-
ceptual site plan shows a significant increase in the
width of one of the buildings that was not part of the
mediation terms that took place in June and September
BB PIER CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
"We have to remember that Bradenton Beach is
a pilot project for what's going on here with TDC
funds," said Shearon. "How we do this project is
going to benefit our neighbors in the future. It's tax
dollars we are talking about and tax dollars is not free
The city is estimating to have an RFP out to
begin accepting bids within six weeks. Once the RFP
is completed, a new project timeline will be released
announcing an expected start date for construction.
Special said once the construction begins, "It
won't take long at all," and will have no impact on
the restaurant and bait shop, which will remain open
throughout the reconstruction.
At a June 2013 mediation meeting, special magis-
trate Steven Seibert, center, helps guide a team of
Holmes Beach representatives, left, and the Mainsail
development team, right, toward an eventual resolu-
tion. Islander File Photo: Mark Young
2013 an action launched by Mainsail as a prerequi-
site to litigation following the commission's site plan
Commissioner Marvin Grossman said Mainsail
needs to clarify for what purposes the space would be
used, but building official Tom O'Brien said the recon-
figuration is still within the city's legal requirements.
"I have a concern with this whole discussion," said
O'Brien. "There is nothing in our code that would pro-
hibit this configuration. It's typical of almost every
building on Gulf Drive."
Titsworth said that would be true if the configura-
tion did not encroach on a setback, which, she said,
Titsworth said it was an issue that needed clarifica-
tion at the next meeting and moved on to language that
states there can be no residential structures within 50
feet of Lance Spotts' property on Sunrise Lane.
Titsworth said that language opens the door to
build a tiki bar if the developer wants, and asked the
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Commissioner David Zaccagnino said that lan-
guage would mean a buffer wall between the devel-
opment and a residential neighbor required by the
settlement could not be constructed. Petruff sug-
gested "no structures except for the 6-foot buffering
wall," which seemed to gain a consensus.
Grossman said he's concerned with one of the
buildings that encroaches on the peninsula that juts
into the canal. He wanted a stipulation put in the agree-
ment that the developer will do everything possible to
maximize the view of the bay from Marina Drive.
Zaccagnino said it appeared his fellow commis-
sioners may be inviting litigation by asking for more
"It seems to me that at every meeting, we are
adding more and more demands. I think the percent-
ages of (Mainsail) agreeing gets less and less and then
we'll get the litigation," which, he said, is what "none
of us wants."
Grossman said he was making a suggestion, not
a demand and, regardless, the Mainsail project has to
be handled with due diligence.
"This is something we will have to live with for
the rest of Holmes Beach's life," he said.
Mayor Carmel Monti also spoke up on the com-
mission's intent at this point.
"I'm getting mixed signals on whether or not we
want to kick the can down the street and get a settle-
ment agreement," he said. "I've heard from the other
side and they are OK with the agreement. If we aren't,
then what specifically are the issues?"
The primary issue that stalled progress was the
expansion of one of the buildings and how it impacted
parking and traffic flow not agreed to during media-
tion, according to Titsworth.
Until that is clarified, she said there was not an
exact number to put into the agreement.
No further action was taken by the commission.
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invest in future projects
The Anna Maria Garden Club is accepting appli-
cations from those working on gardening or environ-
Each year the club, which meets monthly in Anna
Maria, donates to groups that "exemplify the AMGC's
purpose of stimulating the love of gardening and the
protection of plants and birds and to encourage civic
planting and conservation."
Applicants can write to the Anna Maria Garden
Club, P.O. Box 2046, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
Letters must be received by Feb. 28.
Donations will be awarded in April.
For more information, call Mary Manion at 941-
Kiwanis meeting on Jan. 25
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Anna Maria Island
Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
The program will feature a talk by Chris Smith,
the manager of the Publix Super Market in Holmes
For more information, contact Dave Miner at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-748-8122.
Memorial poker run
to benefit veterans fund
The American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 will
host the first Bill Field Memorial Poker Run Saturday,
The event presented by the American Legion
Riders Chapter 24 will feature an auction, food ven-
dors, music and the raffle of a 2011 Kawasaki 900 CC
Vulcan Classic motorcycle.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will participate
in the event, which will raise money for the post's
veterans relief fund in honor of the late Cmdr. Bill
Hours, according to a Facebook page, are 9 a.m.-5
p.m., with registration for the poker run beginning at 9
a.m. The cost is $15 per rider and $10 per passenger.
The post is at 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton.
For more information, call 941-920-2914.
BSM Rock 'n' Roll Night
Got a pair of blue suede flip-flops? The Bridge
Street Merchants will host a rock 'n' roll night 5-10
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the market lot on Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach.
An announcement promised sales of barbecue
Pulled pork, hot dogs and Italian sausage, beer and
wine, along with live rock 'n' roll by Ted Stevens and
the Doo Shots and family-friendly games.
"There will be plenty of space for folks to bring
their own blankets and chairs to sit back and enjoy
the live music with a cold beer and tasty pulled pork
sandwich or a hot dog provided by Island Time Bar
and Grill and Bridge Street Bistro," said organizer
Melissa Enders, who also coordinates the open-air
markets that take place on Sundays in the vacant lot
at 107 Bridge St.
Ted Stevens and the Doo Shoots will play rocka-
billy-style music and top hits from rock'n'roll's past
7-10 p.m. Solo artist Luke Andrews will open the
event, performing 5-7 p.m.
For more information, call Enders at 215-906-
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Jan. 25, for the Bridge Street Merchants Rock 'n'Roll
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Annie Silver serves
roast pork dinner
Annie Silver Community Center volunteers
will clear away the bingo cards and daubers and
serve dinner Friday, Jan. 24.
The menu at the center, 103 23rd St., Braden-
ton Beach, includes roast pork, mashed potatoes,
gravy and dessert for $8.
Dinner will be served 5-7 p.m.
Other dinner dates at the center are:
Feb. 21, spaghetti with meatballs, salad and
dessert for $6.
5-7 p.m. March 21, fried fish and all the trim-
mings for $8.
The center provides a smoke-free environ-
For more information, call Kit Redeker at 941-
Art league issues
call to artists
The Anna Maria Island Art League is preparing
for two exhibits the annual James Pay Exhibit in
February and an eco-oriented exhibit in March.
The 20th annual James Pay Exhibit honors an
art league founder. The juried show will open with a
reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at AMIAL,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. The reception is
part of the downtown art walk.
Artists can submit up to three pieces of work Feb.
10 and Feb. 12. The cost to enter is $15 for members,
$25 for non-members.
The Create Sustainability through Recycled Art
Axhibit will open with a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 14, at AMIAL.
Original art work created in the past year and
made of at least 75 percent recycled, found or repur-
posed materials can be submitted March 3-4. The
cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.
For more information, call AMIAL at 941-778-
Spaghetti on January
menu at St. Bernard
A spaghetti dinner will be served Saturday, Jan. 25,
at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad,
drinks, bread and adult beverages.
The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children.
The dinner will begin at 5 p.m.
For more information, call the church at 941-778-
Ted Stevens' band to play
Longboat chapel presents
The Longboat Island Chapel will present 12-year-
old Noah Waddell performing a piano concert at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26.
A release described Noah as a "child prodigy" and
the youngest winner of the FGCU/Steinway Young
Artist Company in 2011 and 2012. He will perform the
music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart, Fr6d6ric Franyois Chopin and others.
The chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key, will host a reception after the concert.
For more information, including ticket details, call
Sue Reese at 941-387-0202.
Mark Polomchak will
conduct a workshop
on watercolor painting
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 31, at CrossPointe
Fellowship, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The Artists' Guild of
Anna Maria Island is
sponsoring the program,
part of its workshop
series that continues
through the season.
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$95 forAGAMI members
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Library welcomes lecturers
The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, will host Jarrett Trezzo talking about home-
brewing of beer at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Other talks are:
10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, workshop, living your
strengths with David Mullen.
2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, Anna Maria Island's
early days with Anna Maria Island Historical Society
representative Lynn Brennan, part of the Friends of the
Island Library lecture series.
The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
For more information, call the library at 941-778-
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Baseball Pirates hosting auditions for national anthem singers
The Pittsburgh Pirates will hold national anthem
auditions 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at McKech-
Auditions are open to anyone interested in singing
"The Star Spangled Banner" before a Pirates spring
Catholic church women
plan fashion show
The St. Bernard Catholic Church Women's
Guild is organizing a fashion show and luncheon
for Thursday, Feb. 13.
The Hearts, Flowers and Fashion Show and
Luncheon will take place at noon in the church
activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
The guild said the event is a fundraiser for
Seating is limited to 200 and no tickets will
be sold at the door.
For more information, call Connie Kihm at
training game and comfortable performing before
Auditions will be conducted a cappella and must
be no longer than 2 minutes in length. There is no
pre-registration for auditions. Prospective singers will
perform in the order they sign up on the day of audi-
tions. Registration will close at noon.
Also, contestants who want to sing the Canadian
national anthem before the Pirates games against
Toronto Thursday, March 6, and Tuesday, March 25,
are welcome to audition using that selection.
The Pirates will play a 16-game home schedule at
McKechnie Field this spring, beginning with the Black
and Gold intrasquad game Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Season tickets and group tickets are available
now by calling 941-747-3031 or online through www.
Bradenton Marauders single game tickets and tick-
ets to the 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game at
McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, also
go on sale Feb. 1.
For more information about Pirates spring training
or national anthem auditions, call 941-747-3031.
A barbershop quar-
tet performs during
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Jan. 13 at the Anna
Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Game nights
take place on Mon-
days at 6:30 p.m. at
the center. For more
information, call the
center at 941-778-
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Wednesday, Jan. 22
2 p.m. Lifelong Learning Academy program on inven-
tions and inventors, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6 p.m. Home-brewing workshop, Island Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
6:03 p.m. Official sunset time.
Thursday, Jan. 23
10 p.m. Living your strengths workshop, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
2 p.m. -Alzheimer's memory screenings, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
6:04 p.m. Official sunset time.
8 p.m. -"Delval Divas" opening night performance,
Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee
applies. Information: 941-778-5755.
Friday, Jan. 24
2 p.m. Friends lecture, Anna Maria Island Historical
Society representatives, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
5-7 p.m. -Annie Silver Community Center dinner of
roast pork, mashed potatoes and dessert, 103 23rd St., Bra-
denton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580.
6:05 p.m. Official sunset time.
Saturday, Jan. 25
10:30 a.m. Island Gallery West jewelry-making dem-
onstration, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
5 p.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church spaghetti dinner,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information:
5-10 p.m. Bridge Street Rock'n' Roll Night, 107 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.
6:06 p.m. Official sunset time.
Sunday, Jan. 26
2 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orches-
tra Bach and Vivaldi concert, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-
3 p.m. Noah Waddell piano concert, Longboat Island
Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
6:06 p.m. Official sunset time.
7:30 p.m. Island Players auditions for "Mama Won't
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Maestro Alfred Gershfeld conducts the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra during the holi-
day concert in December. The next concert will feature AMICCO performing works by Johann Sebastian
Bach and Antonio Vivaldi, taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at CrossPointe Fellowship in Holmes
Beach. A number of soloists will perform, including a recent addition to the program Alix Faulhaber.
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Fly," 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-
Monday, Jan. 27
6:07 p.m. -Official sunset time.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
6:08 p.m. -Official sunset time.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
6:09 p.m. -Official sunset time.
Feb. 1, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale, Holmes
Feb. 15-16, 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing
Save the date
Feb. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market,
Feb. 8, Magic of Manatee SweetAdelines Chorus con-
Feb. 21, Annie Silver Community Center spaghetti
dinner, Bradenton Beach.
March 1, Anna Maria Island Historical Society Heritage
Day, Anna Maria.
March 8-9, Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest,
March 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour
of Homes, islandwide.
April 5, Bradenton Marauders' first home game, Bra-
Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.
org. Please include the time, date and location of the event,
a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The
deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before
publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.
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Weekly planner: calendar of ongoing events
Jan. 23-Feb. 9, Island Players present "Delval Divas,"
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.
Through Feb. 2, "Stepping Out," Manatee Players, Mana-
tee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W, Bradenton. Fee
applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
Through Jan. 26, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Manatee
Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.
Through Jan. 26, Manatee County Fair, Manatee County
fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W, Palmetto. Fee applies. Information:
Through Jan. 28, the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island's
"Reflections" exhibit, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-753-5004.
Wednesday and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched,
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
Wednesday, 1 p.m., starting Jan. 8, Anna Maria Irish Ceili
dance, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton.
Wednesday, through March, Anna Maria Island Historical
Society sells Settlers' Bread, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
First Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night,
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Information:
Most third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club
meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.
Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-
Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-
Thursday, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street,
Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.
Thursday, 7 p.m., through March 27, bingo, Annie Silver
Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information:
First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Third Thursdays, 10a.m., Island Library Book Club, Island
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-
Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., guardian ad litem, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from
Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton
Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.
Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales' sunset drum circle,
Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party pre-
sented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Informa-
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.
Saturday, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bra-
denton Farmers' Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-
Saturday, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.
Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.
Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management breathing,
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.
Third Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m., Manatee County
Junior Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th
Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110.
Sunday, through April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street
Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-
Monday, 12:45 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at
12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.
Monday, 6:30 p.m., Family Game Night, Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
Fashion show benefits
LBK garden club
The Longboat Key Garden Club will feature
tastes from local restaurants at its annual fashion
show, which is Wednesday, Feb. 5.
The Taste of the Keys and Fashion Show,
which will begin at 7 p.m. at the Longboat Key
Club and Resort Harbourside, will feature models
Phyllis Black, Clyde Chapelle, Edith Barr Dunn,
Juan Florensa, Victoria Jacobson, Andy Lappin,
Jeff Mayers, Ben Moussa, Kip O'Neill, Richard
Perlman, Claudio Retean and Fanny Younger.
Matt Walsh will emcee.
Participating restaurants include Blue Dol-
phin Cafe, Bridge Street Bistro, Cafe L'Europe,
Chart House, Crab and Fig, Dry Dock Waterfront
Grill, Harry's Continental Kitchens, Lido Beach
Grille, Lido Beach Holiday Inn, Longboat Key
Club and Resort, Longboat Hilton Beachfront
Resort, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub,
Old Salty Dog, Sarasota Yogurt Company, The
Feast and Tommy Bahama.
Tickets cost $50, with sales benefiting the
club's college scholarship program.
For more information, call Susan Landau at
First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heri-
tage board meeting, Fishermen's Hall, 4515 123rd St. W, Cortez.
Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meet-
ing, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
*Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
81 meeting, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park,
Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.
Tuesday, 10 a.m., children's storytime, Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Tuesday, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meet-
ing, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
Tuesday, 1 p.m., bingo, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-
Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as
updates to schedules, to email@example.com.
Art league offers classes
Stretch and sketch.
The Anna Maria Island Art League continues to
host a series of classes at the studio, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Instructor Rolando Rodriguez will teach students
how to "capture the radiant light of watercolor" in a
three-session 6.30 p.m. course that begins Tuesday,
The first session will include instruction in light
Other class sessions will take place Feb. 4 and Feb.
The cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-
AMIAL also hosts a yoga class Tuesdays at 10:30
a.m. The cost is $6 per class.
For more information or to register, call AMIAL
Island gallery offers morning
Betsy Kennedy will share her jewelry-making
knowledge during a demonstration at Island Gallery
West Saturday, Jan. 25.
The 10:30 a.m. demo is part of an ongoing and
free education series at IGW, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes
For more information, call IGW at 941-778-
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Eyelanders weave annual legacy to benefit community center
By Jennifer Glenfield
A quilt hangs on display at the entrance of the
Island Library in Holmes Beach. Each square repre-
sents a facet of island life, crafted with loving care by
a group of quilters.
A simple idea from years past to raise money for
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, has become a tradition for a
select group of women the Eyeland Needlers.
But they are not a quilting group. They make only
one quilt a year with the sole purpose it be raffled
during the annual AMICC Tour of Homes. The first
quilt was made in 2000, making this year the Needlers'
"I've always felt a special connection to the center
and wanted to do something to help them," said Joan
Pettigrew, one of the tradition's founders.
Pettigrew grew up on Anna Maria Island. Her
father helped build the baseball field at the center in
the early 1960s. Pettigrew also has helped in the bou-
Quilt-naming contest begins
Now's your chance.
The Eyeland Needlers custom quilt made
exclusively to benefit the annual Anna Maria Island
Community Center's Tour of Homes March 15 -
is offered in a chance raffle and tickets are on sale
now. And you can have a better chance to win the
quilt by entering the name-the-quilt contest.
The quilt is on display through January at the
Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
where the center welcomes the community to view
the work of art and participate in the contest.
The winner of the contest chosen by the
Eyeland Needlers receives 50 chances to win
in the raffle for the quilt. The drawing for the raffle
will take place March 15 at the Tour of Homes.
Name-the-quilt contest entries can be submitted
at the library through January.
Tickets for the raffle are on sale at the center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information, call the center at 941-
tique at the tour homes for 18 years, where arts and
crafts play a huge role.
In 2000, Penny Reinholz proposed to Pettigrew the
idea of creating a quilt to raise money for the center.
They had never quilted, but both women had artistic
backgrounds. They went with idea and spread the word
to gather a group.
"We ended up with 12 people, and 10 of us had
never quilted," Pettigrew said.
She and Reinholz designed the first quilt, alter-
nating each year thereafter. Reinholz is this year's
"It's always tropical, something about Anna Maria.
Our first quilt was very basic, plain. Now we've gotten
much better at quilting," said Pettigrew.
The design work begins in May. After the design
is chosen, Pettigrew and Reinholz shop for material.
Joan Pettigrew, co-founder of the Eyeland Needlers,
poses with the home tour quilt at the Island Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, where it will be
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Squares are distributed at an Eyeland Needlers meet-
ing, and the quilting begins.
After the squares are embellished, members return
them to Reinholz and Pettigrew to be compiled in what
will be the finished product. Typically, the quilt is com-
pleted by the end of November, Pettigrew said.
According to Pettigrew, the quilt helps to raise
$3,000-$4,000 each year for the center home tour.
This year the Eyeland Needlers have eight mem-
bers and most of them will also work during the tour
at the boutique.
"The group has evolved. We have different mem-
bers, and have brought new and enthusiastic mem-
bers," Pettigrew said.
The quilt raffle drawing will occur at the tour bou-
tique home, Saturday, March 15.
Those interested in joining the group can contact
Pettigrew at 941-778-4669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center planning underway
for tour of homes
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is pre-
paring for its 21st annual Anna Maria Island Tour of
Homes, which will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March
Tickets will cost $20 and will be available at vari-
ous ticket outlets in late February or early March.
The tour draws thousands of people from the
Tampa Bay region for close-up views of select island
homes reflecting "various styles of island living,"
according to a news release.
One home on the tour will feature a boutique, with
arts and crafts and baked goods and a display of the
tour quilt made by the Eyeland Needlers for a raffle.
For more information, call the center at 941-778-
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Please send notices and photographs with
detailed information to email@example.com or
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In the spotlight
By Nicole Quigley, guest theater writer
loves his divas 1
Five years ago, veteran off-Broadway actor Heiko
Knipfelberg returned to community theater from a long
hiatus when he was cast in a play by Island Players
director Phyllis Elfenbein, who the theater mourns
since her unexpected death Dec. 3.
The play began Knipfelberg's love for IP and kin-
dled friendships with board members and actors who
"are very much like family," Knipfelberg said.
This season, after appearing to rave reviews in his
fifth production, "An Act of the Imagination," Knip-
felberg took on a different role. Elfenbein invited him
in October to co-direct the theater's next production,
The comedy is about professional women who are
living luxurious lifestyles despite being incarcerated
for white collar crimes.
Elfenbein shared with Knipfelberg that she needed
a co-director because a family matter might pull her
away during the show, and so she asked Knipfelberg
to partner with her in the event she could not complete
"(Phyllis) knew I had desire to direct here and
approached me with the idea that I would co-direct. I
Casting call at Island Players
The Island Players will hold auditions for
"Mama Won't Fly" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.
Auditions take place at the theater, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
The director will be Kelly Wynn Woodland.
For more information, call the box office at
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would take over. If that point ever came, we would be
in tune with one another as to how the show should
Knipfelberg and Elfenbein met a number of times
in pre-production to discuss ideas of how to work the
play. And then, Dec. 3, Elfenbein died unexpectedly.
The Anna Maria resident was 84 years-old.
"She was there one week, and the next week she
was gone," Knipfelberg said.
In a director's note that theatergoers will receive
in their programs, Knipfelberg writes: "I still feel as a
co-director for her presence is undoubtedly felt by all
in this play and all other manner of work that keeps
this art house moving forward."
Knipfelberg describes his former co-director as
very much a New Yorker-accent and all... Every-
body here loved Phyllis. She will be missed terri-
Perhaps it is fitting then that Elfenbein passed
the torch to another thespian with strong New York
roots. Born in New Jersey to German immigrants,
Knipfelberg moved to New York to pursue acting
when he was 20.
"When I got to New York and got to see live the-
ater, I knew that was what I wanted to do. Once having
done it in front of people, that was it. It's in your blood
after that. You want to keep doing it." Knipfelberg
Knipfelberg, who speaks fluent German, shared
that his family didn't support his decision to move
to the city, although they did come to see him in a
"For a moment... they thought it was really brave
to do something like that."
Over the course of 13 years in the 1970s and
1980s, that bravery kept Knipfelberg working at his
craft, all while waiting tables, tending bar and eventu-
ally becoming a manager of a restaurant on the Upper
He appeared in off-Broadway and many off-off-
Broadway productions, and he landed small roles in
films featuring actors such as Dustin Hoffman and
Robert Duval. In one role, he played a paramedic on
the television series, "Kojak."
In later years, Knipfelberg became a carpenter, a
foreman, and eventually returned to New Jersey, where
he worked as a construction superintendent. Now 60,
he is a medical assistant at a clinic in Bradenton.
In "Delval Divas," Knipfelberg directs an all-fe-
male cast in what he calls "a comedy of the absurd."
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rounded by his cast of "divas" at a rehearsal on the
set for the upcoming production. Islander Photo:
Knipfelberg eagerly admitted that the plot "could
never really happen. Not even Martha Stewart lived
the way these ladies do."
But he urged theatergoers to "come in and be
entertained. We're going to do some things that are
very silly and hopefully very funny to the audience,
and they'll come along for a silly little ride."
Knipfelberg shared that his favorite part of that
ride as a director and actor are the moments of discov-
ery that come as performers understand more about
He said, "There are so many discoveries that are
made... even in the performance process. I think that
in any great artistic endeavor, you are never done.
There is always more that you can add. And in the
performance, there are those moments of discovery
that you are adding to the character... Those moments
of discovery are amazing and they bring great joy to
Performances will be Jan. 23-Feb. 9 at the play-
house, at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Show times
Tuesday through Saturday are at 8 p.m., and Sunday
at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.
The box office is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday
through Saturday, and one hour before each perfor-
mance. Call 941-778-5755 or go online at www.the-
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Low Tide." Sh. is a lifelong resident of Anna Maria
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Gloria Dei, Habitat for Humanity break ground for 'Hope'
A partnership between Gloria Dei of Holmes
Beach, three other local Lutheran churches and Mana-
tee County Habitat for Humanity has led to the begin-
ning of construction for a new residence at Habitat's
Hope Landing development in Ellenton Jan. 18.
Ground was broken literally and figuratively for
those involved with the project. The home is the first
Lutheran Build at Hope Landing, where the $70,000
and volunteers needed are provided by members of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Members of four Lutheran congregations attended,
representing the cooperative effort between the groups
that made the project possible. Trinity and Redeemer
of Bradenton, Gloria Dei of Holmes Beach and St.
Armands Key of Sarasota were the area Lutheran con-
The partnership between Gloria Dei and Habitat
for Humanity originally involved Gloria Dei setting
up the interiors of completed homes before the new
owners moved in.
"We call it making a house a home," said the Rev.
Rosemary Wheeler Backer of Gloria Dei. "We worked
with a wish list from the owner-to-be and went shop-
ping for household items from dishes and cookware to
bedroom and bathroom accessories. We also provided
food supplies from Our Daily Bread."
Gloria Dei staged a house last year and partnered
with other congregations, members of All Island
Denominations of Anna Maria Island, for another.
They are collecting items for a third home, expected
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Backer began contacting other Lutheran groups
with her own hope to form a build team. Alone,
she said, Gloria Dei could not financially or physi-
cally take on a project of that size. St. Armands Key
Lutheran in Sarasota expressed interest, and shortly,
Trinity and Redeemer of Bradenton were onboard.
"Redeemer has a long history of community
involvement that has been missing in the last few
years," said the Rev. Jared Olson, of Redeemer. "As
the new pastor, I want to focus on that history and get
members involved once more."
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project coordinator for the Lutheran congregations.
"At St. Armands, we have a lot of ministry out-
reach to faraway places, such as Haiti and disaster
areas in the United States," Arnholt said. "It's exciting
to be involved in similar work right here at home."
Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteer con-
struction professionals will train workers and oversee
the work Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings
throughout the duration of the project.
For more information, call Gloria Dei at 941-778-
Roser readies retirement reception for long-serving pastor
Roser Memorial Community Church is preparing
to celebrate the retirement of the Rev. Gary Batey,
longtime pastor at the Anna Maria church.
The celebration will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 8, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Batey and wife Karen will attend the event.
Batey began his work at Roser in January 2000 and
announced his retirement from the century-old church
last spring. A luncheon in Batey's honor took place
in June, when many seasonal members of the church
The Rev. Gary Batey of Roser Memorial Community
Church addresses the Easter sunrise congregation at
Manatee Public Beach. A retirement celebration is
planned for Feb. 8for Batey. Islander File Photo
were up north. 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, during business hours.
An announcement said the Feb. 8 party and banquet People also are invited to share messages for the
would be Batey's "official retirement recognition." The Bateys and memories of their time at Roser to be
Bateys will be presented with a gift of appreciation and included in the book. Messages can be posted to www.
a book of memories, roserchurch.com or mailed to Sherry Oehler, Roser
The cost to attend is $25 per person. Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Reservations are required by Feb. 2. They can be For more information, call the church office at
made online at www.roserchurch.com or at the church, 941-778-0414.
Episcopal church supports Honduran mission
Fifteen people from Holmes Beach's Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation on Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach were busy earlier this month with final arrange-
ments for a trip to Honduras Jan. 15.
Leading the group were the Right Rev. Michael
Garrison, retired bishop of western New York, and his
wife Carol, board members at Our Little Roses Home
for Girls, and Annunciation's rector, the Rev. Dee Ann
The trip is the second to Honduras and Our Little
Roses in San Pedro Sula for parishioners.
An announcement said the group would work with
the girls during their school vacation break, taking them
% imminl.', teaching arts and crafts projects, provid-
ing special meals and teaching English. The schedule
for parishioners also includes sanding and refinishing
doors and woodwork.
Each participant paid for transportation and room
and board and all money raised will go directly to Our
Little Roses, which was founded in by Diana Frade,
the wife of the Episcopal bishop of Honduras.
Frade, according to the release, saw that families
valued boys in Honduras but girls often were neglected
or abandoned. She wanted a place "that would take
care of these girls, providing them with love, affec-
tion and safety. Through education, mental and health
care, good nutrition and Christian love, these girls are
being prepared and empowered for living active and
An island fundraiser for Our Little Roses will take
place Thursday, Feb. 6, at the church. Parishioners are
planning a luncheon and fashion show that will feature
French cuisine, wine, door prizes and raffles.
Tickets for the luncheon are available 9 a.m.-3
p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at the church office, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. They cost $25.
For more information about the program or the
event, call the church at 941-778-1638.
The new IslInder newspaper office is at
5604-B Marina Drive, across from
the library and next to Domino's Pizza.
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 22, 2014 0 17
Mayors broach issue of homeless population on AMI
By Rick Catlin
If you're looking for a place to sleep on Anna
Maria Island, one location to check out is behind the
dumpster at the Anna Maria City Pier.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn told members of the
Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials she and
staff recently discovered someone has been sleeping
behind the pier dumpster.
Speaking at the Jan. 15 meeting, SueLynn said
public works department employees also found some-
one has been sleeping alongside a city maintenance
"And we've discovered seven homeless people in
Bradenton Beach," said Mayor Bill Shearon, adding
that homeless people more often present issues for
officials in Bradenton and Sarasota.
Shearon added that Bradenton Beach Police Chief
Sam Speciale told him seven people in the city have
been identified the past few weeks as homeless and
He suggested studying panhandling and homeless
ordinances for inconsistencies.
"It's something to keep in mind," SueLynn said.
She then delivered a legislative report, saying that
Florida Senate Bill 356, which repeals HB 883 enacted
in July 2012, has passed a Senate committee.
The bill must be approved by the full Senate when
its session begins in March, then be heard and pass in
the House of Representatives, where SueLynn said she
HB 883 provides Florida property owners broad
leverage to their rent homes. Local governments were
largely prohibited from enacting legislation to govern
or limit the vacation rental industry particularly in
zoning districts after HB 883 became effective July
Shearon also updated members on beach renour-
ishment, which has been hampered by the winter
weather. With good weather, he expects the project to
reach Bradenton Beach within the week.
Manatee County Commissioner John Chappie,
who attended the meeting, said the county saved $3
million-$4 million in mobilization costs by having
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock complete two renour-
ishment projects, one after the other.
The present project, funded by federal, state and
county money will finish at Coquina Beach. The
second project, which renourishes Coquina Beach,
will be paid with state and county money, he said.
Chappie said Coquina Beach renourishment should
be finished by the end of March or early April.
West Manatee Fire Rescue deputy Chief Brett
Pollock attended the meeting to ask officials for help
spreading the word about the WMFR Citizen's Fire
Academy beginning Feb. 18.
The class is open to any member of the public.
Attendees also will attend a firefighting demonstration
and learn how to handle firefighting equipment.
Anyone wishing to enroll can call 941-761-1555
for more information, Pollock said.
Pollock said this is the third year WMFR has pre-
sented the academy.
The next BIEO meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Bradenton Beach City Hall,
107 Gulf Drive N.
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Center board switches things up, looks for new members
By Rick Catlin
The Anna Maria Island Community Center board
of directors has agreed to meet less, look for new
members and take action on an offer to remodel the
The center directors likely have time for other
responsibilities with board meetings now being held
The board changed its meeting schedule for 2014
from monthly to four times a year.
At the board's Jan. 17 meeting, board chair Scott
Rudacille said if members have concerns or questions
of a serious nature, he would consider calling a special
Board members also discussed the financial dis-
closure form that is expected from them and must be
available as a public record.
Member David Teitelbaum said he had "serious
concerns" that the contract requires too much disclo-
sure and could cause harm to some people.
"There are a lot of disclosures here that are pretty
tough. There's just too many," he said.
"There is usually a level of non-responsibility in a
disclosure statement, but it's just not there in this one,"
"Financial statements are prepared for the auditor
and could influence a decision, holding us very liable.
I don't mind disclosure to a degree, but this is way
overboard and we would have to pay a lot of money
to have the financial verified," Teitelbaum added.
Rudacille asked board members to review the pro-
posed disclosure contract and email him suggestions.
He then will discuss changes with the accounting firm
that prepared it.
"We'll have it rewritten if necessary, and hold a
special meeting if needed. We'll just have to go back
and see what we need to change," he said.
Rudacille scheduled discussion of proposed
changes to the disclosure form for the April board
Adults work out at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. A
plan is in the works to expand and move the center's
exercise facility. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
meeting, adding he might need to "push the meeting
forward for discussion."
In other matters, Blair Schlossberg brought up the
proposed switch for the center administrative offices
upstairs and the downstairs fitness room.
The board agreed that swapping locations would
allow executive director Dawn Stiles and other key
staff members better access to members and guests.
Architect Gene Aubry volunteered to work on
drawings for the proposed switch and Schlossberg said
the plans would come to the board when completed.
Schlossberg suggested, there may also be space
upstairs for a dance area and possibly another gymna-
The board has $5,000 for the project the esti-
mated amount of the cost to switch the office and fit-
ness center from a private donor, but the cost may
exceed that amount, Rudacille noted.
"We need the money in hand before we start con-
struction," Rudacille agreed.
Schlossberg said final drawings for the switchout
should be ready by Jan. 31. A copy of the plans will be
emailed to board members and placed in Stiles' office
Stiles updated the board on plans for the 2014
Affaire to Remember. She said Linda and Jim Tressley
are heading the committee and are planning to have
an exciting entertainment package."
Once the entertainment is decided, the committee
will develop a theme.
Stiles promised the entertainment would be a large
Former board chair Tom Breiter gave a talk on how
the board might improve its operation and recruit new
members. Center bylaws allow for 17 board members,
but presently there are only nine on the board.
He served on the center board for 12 years, includ-
ing three as chair. He is now chairing the South Florida
Museum board of directors.
Breiter suggested that prospective members be
considered for what the person might contribute to
the board. Have someone who wants to be a board
member first work on a committee to determine if there
is real interest in volunteering for the center, Breiter
He also suggested the center look for "moneyed
people." He advised the board, "Don't just look for
great people, but what they can bring to the table. Look
for people with talents," he said.
Breiter also suggested the board form a committee
working to find new members, and Rudacille noted
such a committee already exists.
Board members and Breiter also discussed fund-
The next board meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m.
Friday, April 28, at the center.
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Robert E. 'Bob' Nied
Robert E. "Bob" Nied, 97, of Bradenton, died Jan.
4. He was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Chicago to Harvey
Nied and Ida Heitzman.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 24, at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Arrangements are by
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton.
Mr. Nied is survived by his sons, Bruce, Richard,
and Robert Jr.
Amy Kathleen Swallick
Amy Kathleen Swallick, 39, of Bradenton and for-
merly of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 8. She was born Jan.
17, 1974, in New Brunswick, N.J., to the late Edward
Joseph and Mary Alice (Cutler) Swallick.
Ms. Swallick moved to Holmes Beach in 1989 and
to Bradenton in 2012. She worked as a cook for Rotten
Ralph's Restaurant on Anna Maria Island and also as
a clerk at Jessie's Island Store in Holmes Beach.
A private family service is planned at a later date.
Condolences may be made online at www.shannon-
funeralhomes.com. Arrangements were by Shannon
Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Ms. Swallick is survived by her sister and brother-
in-law, Lisa and Timothy Yarger of Bradenton, and a
host of extended family members and friends.
At your service
Obituaries are provided as a community ser-
vice 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
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Island police blotter
Jan. 6, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, informa-
tion. A man confronted a driver of a bus parked in a
residential area and an argument ensued. No physical
contact was reported during the encounter.
Jan. 14, 200 block of Oak Avenue, battery. A
Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy made contact
with a man, who said he had argued with his girlfriend.
He said the woman drank a bottle of wine and wanted
to leave. He stepped in her way to keep her from driv-
ing while intoxicated and she allegedly punched him
in the face. The man attempted to put the 44-year-old
woman in a bear hug to prevent her from hitting him,
at which time she kicked him in the groin area. She
broke several dishes and kicked his car on her way
out. The deputy observed the damage and the redness
to the victim's face. He found the woman walking on
Oak Avenue and arrested her.
Anna Maria is policed by the Manatee County
Jan. 9, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, DUI. A
Bradenton Beach Police Department officer observed a
vehicle moving in excess of 65 mph in a 25-mph zone.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the woman
was driving erratically and pedestrians were nearby. The
woman arrived to her residence and, according to the
police report, attempted to avoid contact with the officer.
The officer made contact with the suspect's boyfriend
and then the woman, Samantha Santaw, 23.
The male made several attempts to step in between
the officer and his girlfriend. After several warnings to
return inside his residence, he was arrested for misde-
meanor resisting arrest.
An MCSO deputy was contacted to perform a DUI
evaluation on Santaw. According to the report, Santaw
admitted to drinking five beers. The deputy reported
that Santaw's speech was slurred. She allegedly
became belligerent and combative during the evalua-
tion. At some point, Santaw was pepper-sprayed and
subdued. Due to her actions, a field sobriety test not
conducted, but she allegedly failed two Breathalyzer
exams while being booked into the Manatee County
jail on reckless driving and DUI charges.
Jan. 12, 200 block of Bay Drive South, battery.
A 41-year-old woman living on a boat in Sarasota
Bay near the Historic Bridge Street Pier faces a mis-
demeanor battery charge. According to the report, a
BBPD officer could hear the woman screaming for
more than 10 minutes while he was involved with a
boat fire on the bay The woman arrived to the dock and
began arguing with a man, at which time she pushed
him into the bay. The woman was arrested for battery
and booked into the Manatee County jail.
Jan. 12, 100 block of Gulf Drive, trespass after
warning. Police observed and arrested a man loitering
in an area where he had been previously trespassed.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton
Beach Police Department.
Jan. 12, 10300 block of Cortez Road West,
domestic disturbance. Police were called to a distur-
bance where they made contact with parents who were
arguing with their daughter about her alcohol use. No
physical contact was reported.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Jan. 10,3000 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key
Club golf club, grand theft. The manager of the busi-
ness reported a stolen golf cart, but a global position-
ing service device tracked the cart to a Holmes Beach
address. A Longboat Key Police Department officer
made contact with Brandon Kern, 21, who works at the
golf club as a caddy. Kern agreed to talk to the police.
When the officer arrived to Kern's Holmes Beach
residence, Kern denied having the cart, but allegedly
admitted to taking the GPS device. The cart was later
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By Rick Catlin
The annual West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Citizens Fire Academy is scheduled to begin Feb. 18,
but only three people have signed up, deputy Chief
Brett Pollock said.
"It's free and it's only one night a week," lasting
six weeks, Pollock said at the WMFR board meeting
Jan. 16. He encouraged board members to spread the
word about the academy.
It's fun, exciting and it provides a great perspective
from the first responders point of view.
Participants learn to operate some of the fire equip-
ment, discover how the departments work and earn a
certificate on completion.
"It's a very interesting and rewarding experience,"
Pollock said, as it gives the ordinary person a chance
to observe the operation of a large fire district, particu-
larly during times of emergency calls.
Anyone wishing to attend should call 941-761-
1555 for more information, or go online to the WMFR
website at www.wmfr.org.
In other matters, board members discussed the
April 2015 retirement of WMFR Chief Andy Price.
The board decided previously to look internally for
candidates to succeed Price before searching outside
the district for a suitable candidate.
POLICE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
located at the golf course, but the manager wanted to
press charges on the theft of the GPS unit, valued at
$500, a felony grand theft charge. Kern was booked
into the Manatee County jail on $1,500 bond.
Jan. 14, 5600 block of Flotilla Drive, drug para-
phernalia. A 33-year-old Holmes Beach woman was
stopped by a HBPD officer for rolling through a stop
sign. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, the
officer found a pipe near the center console. The pipe
residue field-tested positive for marijuana and she was
cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach
Streetlife is based on incident reports from the Bra-
denton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments
and Manatee County 'h.- i iff's Office.
WMFR fire academy action in 2012. Islander File Photo
A committee has been formed to bring a list of
candidates to the board.
One name that won't be on the list is Pollock's -
he is retiring in 2016.
"Well, we have to make a decision soon," said
board chair David Bishop. He said the committee
should have some names ready by April for board
"We want to be some months ahead of schedule
on this," he said.
Price reported that the remodeling of Station No.
2, 10350 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, should be com-
pleted in February. He also said negotiations with
Crown Castle for a new lease on the cell tower at that
station are "going well." The district will receive a
higher monthly rent from Crown Castle under the new
The chief also reminded district commissioners
they are free to "take a ride" on a fire truck on a dis-
patch or training mission. It helps if commissioners
"know what's going on," he said.
In other business, retired Holmes Beach police Lt.
Dale Stephenson was elected to serve on the WMFR
The board also elected new officers for 2014.
Scott Ricci was elected chair, while Larry Jennis
is vice chair. Larry Tyler was elected as treasurer, all
unanimously. The new officers serve 12 months.
The next WMFR board meeting is 6 p.m. Thurs-
day, Feb. 20, at the WMFR administration building,
6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
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Several years ago, The Islander was invited
to take part in a digital newspaper pilot project
with the University of Florida George A. Smathers
We started by sending all the electronically
produced copies of the newspaper to library tech-
nicians, who then included The Islander from
2005 forward in the library database.
Next, we donated our collection of printed
newspapers covering the beginning, from the first
edition in 1992 up to the electronic era of 2005.
It took a few years, but it's all on the UofF digital
library site now, all searchable by key word, name
It's simple, easy and available 24/7.
This prompted us to reduce our storage of
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The next step in our quest to be the "best" news
on Anna Maria Island is a digital photo library.
Soon, you'll be able to find archived photos going
back to the first editions of The Islander preserved
on the state's website, Floridamemory.com.
Kids at school, news photos, pictures from
events and the hallmarks in the lives of islanders.
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22 0 JAN. 22, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria Elementary considers adding sixth-grade
Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders may
not need to look off the island for middle school next
Administrators at the school are gauging interest
from AME students and parents concerning adding
"There is a lot of evidence that K-8 schools and
schools that keep students in that setting past the fifth-
grade are beneficial for those students," said principal
Marshall was approached by Diana Greene, deputy
superintendent of instruction of Manatee County school
district about the idea, which was discussed at the AME
School Advisory Council meeting Jan. 13.
On Jan. 14, students were sent home with a survey
to gauge the interest of parents and primary caregiv-
Parents and students are now able to read Manatee
County school lunch menus using an application on a
smartphone or tablet.
The downloadable app is called Nutrislice and
users can view online menus from the Manatee County
School District's Food and Nutrition Services Depart-
The app also provides nutritional information for
The app is available to the Google Playstore and
the Apple App Store for download.
Nutrislice was purchased by the Florida Depart-
Thursday, Jan. 23, report cards.
Thursday, Jan. 23, third-, fourth- and fifth-
grade Coastal Crusaders bird-watching field trip.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, third-, fourth- and fifth-
grade Coastal Crusaders watercolor class.
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, PTO dinner and
9:15-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, second-
grade field trip to Joan M. Durante Park, Longboat
1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, early release.
6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, father-daughter
ers about the extra grade. Survey
results were collected Jan. 17.
"We're looking for 60 percent of
parents who took the survey to say
they're interested in learning more
about it. Of the survey results that
have been turned in, it looks like
Marshall we'll make that," Marshall said.
Marshall said it's a four-step
process. The survey, the second step, will lead to an
information night for parents. It's at that point "parents
would consider it more seriously," he said.
The timeline for a decision is unclear. However the
school district starts the allocation process for funding
for 2014-15 in March or April. At that point, AME
will need to have an estimate of how many of students
ment of Agriculture for all public schools to help par-
ents and students make informed nutritional choices.
The app informs parents and students of the choices
offered in the cafeteria, including fresh fruit and veg-
etables and whole-grain items.
The app will also provide allergen information and
nutrition content such as carbohydrate content, calories
and fat for each menu item.
Informational flyers are available at the front desk
at Anna Maria Elementary.
For more information call Sandra Ford, the direc-
tor of food and nutrition services at 941-751-6550, ext.
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would stay, and the number of those who would prefer
to go to middle school off the island.
Marshall said he's not sure why AME was
approached with the idea, but a school board member
had suggested it.
AME is not the first elementary school in the
county to be approached with idea of adding a grade.
And if it does, will not be the first school to add higher
grades. Palm View Elementary in Palmetto, Tara Ele-
mentary in Bradenton and Myakka City Elementary
in Myakka have added grades.
"In the last two years we've seen other schools in
the county expand," Marshall said.
For now, it's all up for discussion at AME. "We
have the space, we have three rooms available. Now,
we're really looking at what would be beneficial for the
students. The parents will decide. For now it's moving
forward and we'll see what happens," Marshall said.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese Bagel.
Lunch: Cheeseburger or Hamburger, Chicken Quesadilla,
Baked Cinnamon Sweet, Potato Fries, Cucumber Coins with
Dip and Applesauce. Feature: Southwest Salad.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Breakfast: Biscuit and Sausage Patty.
Lunch: Student planned menu.
Friday, Jan. 24
Breakfast: Pancakes on a Stick.
Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Rib Patty, Corn, Broccoli with Dip
and Sidekicks. Feature: Chicken Caesar Salad.
Monday, Jan. 27
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks.
Lunch: Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Baked
Beans and Mixed Fruit. Feature: Chef Salad.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Italian Meat Sauce, Seasoned
Pasta, Steamed Broccoli, Mini Romaine Salad and Peaches.
Feature: Veggie Garden Salad.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Sausage Patty.
Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Popcorn Chicken, Roll,
Roasted Veggies, Fresh Veggie Cup with Dip and Fresh
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talents at show
Anna Maria Elementary
School is hosting a talent show
and dinner 5-7 p.m. Tuesday,
The show begins at 6 p.m.
Students who pre-registered
their talents will show off
their skills for an audience of
friends, family and commu-
Before the show, 5-6 p.m.,
the PTO is hosting a dinner in
the cafeteria. Dinner will be
pizza by the slice.
For more information
about the show, call AME at
AM E student art show at county fair First-grader Kolbe Huffmnan cre-
Student artwork from Michelle Laades after-school art enrichment program hangs ated this artwork as a result of
on the walls ofAME. Laade led students in all grades in creating their own versions Michelle Laades after-school art
of Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Georgia O'Keefe modeled drawings and enrichment program in Decem-
in various styles. The exhibit has moved to the Manatee County Fair. The student ber at Anna Maria Elementary
art exhibit went on display at the fair Jan. 16 and remains through Jan. 24 at the School. Islander Photos: Cour-
fair, where it will compete for awards, tesy Karen Riley-Love
Island real estate transactions
By Jesse Brisson
Special to The Islander
95 52nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,988 sfla / 4,721
sfur 3bed/3/2bath/2car Gulffront home built in 2003
on a 90x140 lot was sold 12/19/13, Kreps to Swanson
for $3,100,000; list $3,250,000.
4410 Second Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,942 sfla /
2,416 sfur 3bed/22bath/I car Gulffront home built in
1936 on a 72x200 lot was sold 12/19/13, Schultz to
Bird for $1,500,000; list $1,975,000.
111 Sycamore Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,864 sfla /
3,757 sfur 3bed/3bath home built in 1981 on a 110x89
lot was sold 12/20/13, Gonzalez to DAR II LLC for
308 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,952 sfla / 2,752
sfur 4bed/4bath pool home built in 1976 on a 72x116
lot was sold 12/19/13, Anna Maria Costal Homes LLC
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111 78th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,596 sfla / 2,156
sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1961 on a 64x80 lot was
sold 12/26/13, Hudson to Golino for $645,000.
311 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,690 sfla / 3,968
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lot was sold 12/20/13, Daniels to Broyles for $571,500;
526 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,582 sfla / 1,854
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3004 Ave. C, Holmes Beach, three vacant 50x100
lots were sold 12/20/13, Bode Enterprises LLC to
Wazner for $315,000.
510 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a vacant 50x62 lot
was sold 12/27/13, Porter to 510 North Bay LLC for
1801 Gulf Drive N., Unit 108, Runaway Bay,
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Flag football warms up community center gridiron
By Kevin Cassidy
NFL flag football season at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center is in full swing with games being
played nearly every weeknight.
Though it's still early in the season, teams are
trying to establish themselves as the one to beat come
The league's 8-10 year olds have Beach Bistro
Buccaneers, West Coast Air Conditioning Dolphins,
Beach Bum Patriots and Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings
tied in first place with an early run on matching 1-0
records. LPAC Cardinals and Manatee Diagnostic
Ravens follow at 0-1, while Miller Electric Chargers
dropped a pair of games last week and sit at 0-2.
Beach Bistro edged LPAC 31-27 in the 8-10 game
of the week behind two touchdowns each from Chris
Snyder and German Rivera, while David Daigle added
to the victory with a touchdown and an extra point on
offense, as well as an interception on defense.
Cole Pearson led the Cardinals with three touch-
downs, while Sean Rodriguez added a touchdown and
a pair of extra points in the loss. Rodriguez also led the
Cardinals with eight flag pulls and a pair of intercep-
In other action, West Coast Air Conditioning Dol-
phins defeated Miller Electric Cowboys 26-6 on Jan.
15. Beach Bum Patriots edged Manatee Diagnostic
Center Ravens 20-18 to open a pair of games played
Jan. 17. Tyler's Ice Cream Vikings cooled off Miller
Electric Cowboys 18-13 in the second game.
The 11-13 division standings have LPAC Cardi-
nals, Sandbar Colts and Beach to Bay Construction
Buccaneers tied on top with 1-0 records, while Bark
& Company Realty Ravens, Eat Here Redskins and
Will C. Photos Falcons follow with 0-1 records in the
first week of action.
LPAC edged the Bark Ravens 14-7 Jan. 13 for the
11-13 game of the week. The Cardinals were led by
Cornhole tournament set
An annual comhole tournament will take place
noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Players will toss bags at the game boards in
Teams will compete in a three-game round-
robin format to decide seeding for a double-elim-
The center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
will operate a concession stand and sell raffle tick-
Proceeds from the event will benefit the
The cost to enter is $20 per team.
For more information, call Ryan Hogan at
Tyler Pearson's two touchdowns and two extra points,
while Joey Altashaw added one touchdown in the vic-
tory. Altashaw also led defense with five flag pulls,
while Pearson and Daniel Sentman contributed to the
victory with interceptions.
Leo Tilelli paced the Raven offense with a touch-
down and an extra point, while also contributing an
interception and three flag pulls on defense. Thiam
Bathie added an interception, while John Smith led
the Ravens with four flag pulls.
Sandbar Colts rolled up the Eat Here Redskins
42-19 in the second game of the c ni. while Beach
to Bay Construction Buccaneers easily defeated Will
C. Photos Falcons 19-6 Jan. 17.
The 14-17 division has The Feast Broncos, Integ-
rity Sound Lions, Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers and
Sun Bears with 1-0 records, while Waterfront Restau-
rant Cowboys, Mr. Bones Bengals, Swordfish Grill
Browns and West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars all sit at
There were three games Jan. 14 starting with the
Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers defeating Surf Shop
Jaguars 39-27, and ending with The Feast Broncos
easing past Mr. Bones Bengals 18-6. However, the
game of the week was second up on the night, with
Integrity Sound Lions pouncing on the Swordfish Grill
Joey Carder paced the Lions with two rushing
touchdowns, while also throwing two touchdown
passes and scoring an extra point. Justin Carder added
one touchdown and Andrew Zink finished with two
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Lane Bumrnett led the defensive effort with four flag
pulls and an interception return for a touchdown.
Derek Polch completed nine passes, including four
that went for touchdowns to lead the Browns. Mikey
Ellsworth had two touchdown receptions and an extra
point, while Katelyn Rodd and Tim Williams both
added touchdown receptions in the loss.
Two teams emerged from pool play and battled
for bi,''iii_' rights in Jan. 18 horseshoe action at the
Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
Rod Bussey and Hank Huyghe rolled to an easy
21-4 victory over Bob Palmer and John Crawford in
Three teams advanced to the knockout round
during Jan. 15 horseshoe action. The team of Bob
Mason and Dom Livedoti drew the bye into the finals
and watched as walker Bob Palmer walked past Gene
Bobeldyk and Paul Sheatler by a 22-13 score. Mason-
Livedoti then defeated Palmer in the finals by the same
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday
and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. War-
mups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team
There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
AMICC NFL Flag Football League schedule
Jan. 24 6 p.m.
Jan. 22 6 p.m.
Jan. 24 6 p.m.
Jan. 24 7 p.m.
Jan. 27 6 p.m.
Jan. 24 8 p.m.
Jan. 25 9 a.m.
Jan. 25 10a.m.
Jan. 27 7 p.m.
Jan. 27 8 p.m.
Jan. 23 6 p.m.
Jan. 25 11 a.m.
Jan. 25 12p.m.
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Manatee Diagnostic vs. Cowboys
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Sandbar vs. Ravens
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Will C. Photos vs. Sandbar
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Bengals vs. Swordfish Grill
Integrity Sound vs. The Sun
Galati Yacht Sales vs. The Feast
Waterfront Restaurant vs. Jaguars
Beach Bistro vs. Waterfront
Agnelli Pool vs. Slim's Place
Duffy's vs. Beach to Bay Const.
Ross Built vs. Island Gourmet
Jessie's vs. Tyler's Ross Built
Agnelli Pool vs. IRE
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Feb. 4 6:30 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. Southern
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 22, 2014 0 25
Area experts weigh in on cold weather fishing techniques
By Capt. Danny Stasny
Once again we're being struck with multiple, back-
to-back cold fronts.
Dropping water temps and strong winds make fish-
ing around Anna Maria Island challenging at best. If
you're attempting to fish during these conditions, here
are a few pointers that may help you both stay out of
the worst weather and bring home dinner.
First of all, don't be concerned with getting on the
water at the crack of dawn. You're better off getting
out around 10 a.m., after the sun has had a chance to
warm things up. It's more comfortable for you, too.
Secondly, take a critical look at where you're plan-
ning to fish. You want to find an area that has warmer
water temps than the surrounding area. Residential
canals, creek mouths and small bays are a great place
to start your hunt. In canals, the seawalls will warm up
in the sun, which in theory will bring the water up a
degree or two. Plus, some area of each canal is likely to
be sheltered from the wind most of the day. And canals
have docks, which not only provide a safe haven for
cold lethargic fish, but also their food source.
Third, slow down your presentation. These fish
don't want to chase down a meal. They're waiting for
it to pass right in front of their noses. A live shrimp is
a great wintertime bait for just about everything that
swims in our waters. You can slow the shrimp down
by simply adding a split shot to your rig.
Soft plastics such as Gulp baits and DOA baits
can be equally deadly on the wintertime fish stock.
Just remember to slow down your retrieve. Cast these
baits under docks to find redfish and flounder. A lot of
times you'll get eaten on the drop, so be ready to set
the hook as soon as your bait hits the water.
Lastly, and probably most important, is to be
patient. Fishing during the winter can be challeng-
ing and rewarding. Be determined. If you normally
do well in an area, fish it thoroughly. Take your time,
too. Sometimes everything needs to happen just right
for these cold fish to bite. And you don't want that to
happen after you've left the spot.
Capt. Rick Gross of Fishy Business Charters says
he's fishing "rocks and docks" in search of a variety
of wintertime fish. Sheepshead and flounder are being
caught around docks with deep water. Depths of 8-10
feet and under help to keep water temps slightly more
consistent than docks with 4 feet of water depth. This
being said, fish seeking refuge from cold temperatures
will eventually find the deepwater docks and take
refuge around the pilings.
For bait, Gross is using live shrimp. A rig of some
20-pound fluorocarbon, a live bait hook and a split-
shot is all you need, according to Gross. Flounder,
sheepies, redfish and the occasional snook are respond-
ing to live baits fished in this manner.
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ters shows off his prize winter catch a blackfin
tuna caught Jan. 17 in 100 feet of water off-
shore on a freelinedpinfish.
On days when the winds are calm, Gross is explor-
ing deep grass flats for spotted seatrout. He also likes to
work the entrances to canals when searching for feisty
wintertime trout. When targeting these fish, Gross likes
to use artificial, such as DOA shrimp or DOA Cal jigs,
to attract a bite. Live shrimp work well, too, although
Gross says the artificial tend to produce more hookups
in cold-water scenarios.
Finally, Gross has a few words of advice for win-
tertime fishing he suggests being patient and deter-
mined. Sometimes the fish take a while to bite when it
gets extremely cold. He also suggests thinking outside
the box. If you normally catch fish on a certain spot but
you're not producing there, work the area surrounding
your spot and you may get a surprise.
The fishing report from Island Discount Tackle is
following suit for typical winter patterns prevailing for
Anna Maria anglers. Most fishers venturing into the
cold to fish are using live shrimp or artificial such a
Berkley Gulp shrimp or DOA Cal jigs.
Those purchasing shrimp are generally targeting
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sheepshead black drum, redfish and flounder, mostly
around docks and piers, especially in the residential
canals of Key Royale. Other areas producing a bite
on shrimp include artificial reefs and wrecks in Tampa
Bay and in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fishers using artificial also are targeting the same
canals and docks to locate prey, as well as scouring
deeper flats in Anna Maria Sound. By casting Gulp
shrimp on a jighead under docks, fishers are catching
decent numbers of redfish. You can also expect to tie
into a stray flounder and even a small snook now and
again, if you're lucky. Jigs are producing a bite on the
flats, and deeper flats are holding spotted seatrout.
Try slowly presenting yourjig through a sandy pot-
hole. With a little luck, you might hit the mother lode.
During the winter, it's not uncommon to find a large
school of trout hiding out in a single pothole.
Capt. Warren Girle is fishing Sarasota Bay with
good results on a variety of species. With numerous
cold fronts and windy days, Girle is managing to find
refuge in Sarasota Bay. Positive results include pom-
pano, bluefish, mackerel and ladyfish.
For these fish, Girle is drifting and j i,_,_in,_ to
locate the bite. Pompano in the 15-inch range are the
norm, although both smaller and bigger fish are being
reeled up. Blues, macks and ladies are filling the gaps
between pompano bites. For any of these fish, espe-
cially the pompano, Girle suggests tipping your jig
with a small piece of shrimp. When conditions are
tough for fishing, every little added advantage helps.
Send fishing reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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26 0 JAN. 22, 2014 0 THE ISLANDER
By Rick Catlin
Tattoo shop to open in
Mark Nicholas of Chicago had never been to Anna
Maria Island until this past fall.
It didn't take him long to fall in love with the
island and Holmes Beach. He immediately thought
about moving to the city and opening a business.
"I really love the island and Holmes Beach. I knew
right away this was where I wanted to live," Nicholas
He is a certified tattoo artist and started looking
around the island to see what was available in his
"I saw a need for a first class operation and the
new store is being designed and built from the ground
up," Nicholas said.
He's opening Mark Nicholas Tattoo and Apparel,
5337 Gulf Drive, No. 700, Holmes Beach, Feb. 1.
Nicholas also enlisted a friend, James Pinchera of
San Diego, to partner in the business. Pinchera said
Nicholas did his first-ever tattoo and they have been
But Nicholas and Pinchera plan more than tat-
"We'll have beach apparel and other items, and
will also do henna tattoos, which wash off easily,"
Pinchera said the two did not buy an existing busi-
ness, but are opening a new store, complete with new
For more information, call 815-672-0066.
Bar transaction in progress
A contract to sell Bortell's Cocktail Lounge, 10002
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, is in negotiations, according
to the real estate broker for the bar, Ken Jackson of
Green Realty, also a staff member of Bortell's.
Jackson said, "I'm under a confidentiality agree-
ment," and can't reveal details of the contract.
Another representative of Bortell's said owner
Marie Palella told her to tell the news media she would
comment after the sale closes, but not before.
"The deal has not gone through yet," the employee
However, due to persistent rumors, The Islander
confirmed that one person who did not buy the bar is
Ed Chiles, owner of the nearby Sandbar Restaurant.
"Absolutely not," Chiles said when asked if he was
Visitors are turned away from Bortells Cocktail
Lounge, 10002 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, where a
sign on the door says the bar is closed. Plans call for
it to reopen soon under new management. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Jackson said he would provide details of the sale
when the contract is signed.
In the interim, Bortell's is closed.
Libby's expands to AM
Libby's Jewelry and Gifts, presently at 5337 Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach, was scheduled to open a
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to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15
words or less. FREE, one week, must be sub-
mitted online. Email email@example.com,
fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited offer)
RATTAN-STYLE SOFA, $150, easy chair,
$75, chandelier, $25, dining room table, $75.
ZAP SKIMBOARD: 48x19-inch, $30, Drexel
serving buffet, $80.941-778-5202, 612-597-
second location on Anna Maria Island Jan. 18. The
new store is in the Anna Maria Historic Green Village,
501 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Manager Scott Hart said the Andy Thornal Co.,
which owns Libby's, also has a store in Winter
Hart said the Pine Avenue store has "a number of
great gift items for shoppers. I think they'll be pleas-
antly surprised with what we have, and what jewelry
we make and sell."
The store offers jewelry and gift items that are
appealing to shoppers both visitors and islanders.
The new Libby's store has replaced the Relish
Boutique, which consolidated with the Relish Cafe.
Store hours for the Pine Avenue Libby's are 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m.-1
For more information, call 941-779-0999.
Chambers hosts events
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PET CARRIER, SMALL-medium size animal,
$25, free kumquats, U-pick. Call, 813-503-
DELL COMPUTER, $90, desk, $60, drop-
leaf table, $25, three-drawer chest, $35.941-
GRACO PACK AND Play, new, $35, Graco
booster car seat, $35, bathroom sink, round,
white, $10. 941-778-1264.
Come check out the art sale at The Islander!
monthly networking event will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 22, at Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive N., Holmes
Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be
served and door prizes awarded.
Cost of the event is $5 and members are encour-
aged to bring a guest.
Reservations are requested, but not required.
For more information or to make a reservation,
Also, the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
will hold its January networking event 5-7 p.m. Thurs-
day, Jan. 23, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts,
6860 Longboat Drive S.
The chamber is calling the event "The Art of Busi-
Cost of the event is $5 for members and $10 for
non-members, and reservations are required.
Refreshments will be complimentary.
For more information or to make a reservation,
COFFEE TABLE: DROP-leaf, very nice, $100,
1-year old above-ground pool, accessories,
15-18 foot, $100. 941-778-3920.
WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but
working XBox, Wii units with games for Min-
istry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti.
Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive,
TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Premier Sothe-
bys. 941-302-3100. Terry.hayes@sothebys-
WANTED: YOUR OLD cell phone for recy-
cling. Deliver to The Islander, 5604B Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
ANTIQUES, ART, and collectibles. View
at The Islander store, 5604B Marina Drive,
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View
and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
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Call to schedule your private showing of this one of a kind property.
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778-1345 Hauling tree trimming
Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 941.792.5600
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
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FISHING GEAR WANTED: The Privateers and The
Islander are collecting new or used, repairable fish-
ing poles and reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give
to children. Donate your gear at The Islander news-
paper office, 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 office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday ,Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m-1 p.m. Saturday.
9-11 a.m. donations, Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.
STEFF'S STUFF ANTIQUES: Consignment sale
20-50% off, open daily. The Centre Shops on
Longboat Key. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-
WELL-MANNERED RESCUED dogs (and kittens!)
are looking for great new homes or fosters. Please,
call for information, 941-896-6701.
DOGGY DAY CARE: Coastal Canine Cottage. Leave
your pets with us for fun and pampering while
you're out! Lisa, 941-243-3990. 8819 Cortez Rd.
2011 GEM E-2 electric car: Sapphire blue metal-
lic and white, 5-hp motor, hard doors with glass
includes pickup stake bed. Hard doors provide secu-
rity, makes an all-weather car. Less than 100 miles.
BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Win-
drider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memo-
ries. Call 941-518-3868 or see boatflorida.weebly.
50-FOOT DOCK for rent, wide deep-water canal,
many amenities. BJ, 941-778-3013.
BOAT SLIP FOR rent: Up to 25-foot boat, davits,
Holmes Beach. 941-778-7039.
POWER NOLES CUSTOM 11.5-foot fiberglass
tunnel hull with bass seats. Very stable! Includes
trolling motor with battery. Must see! $500 obo. Call
TORTILLA BAY IS hiring motivated team players
for all kitchen positions and cashiers. Experience
required. 5318 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please,
come in for an application.
SMALL BEACH RESORT on Anna Maria seeking
part-time/3 day-weekend property manager. Email
resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer and people skills required. Quickbook
skills a plus. 863-660-0584.
PART-TIME SALES position: Gift shop located on
Anna Maria. Must be available weekends and eve-
nings. Retirees welcome. 941-840-4235.
LONG-TERM HELP needed Friday-Sunday at Back
Alley on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Must be
multi-tasker with great personality, text/call, 863-244-
KID *-SF'OR H I R'lt
LOCAL ISLAND STUDENT babysitter available.
CPR and first aid-certified, early childhood devel-
opment major. Emily, 941-567-9276.
RESPONSIBLE RED CROSS certified babysitter.
Honor student. Call or text Isabel, 941-545-7995.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks
for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must
be placed in person at The Islander office, 5604-B
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.
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
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT licensed,
bonded. Providing compassionate care. Wide range
of services. Call Sandra, 941-799-9229.
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
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional,
friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638.
ALL AROUND PAINTING: Quality work. Free esti-
mates. Licensed, insured. Call native islander Jim
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience.
On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance
and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TRANSPORT SERVICE: LET me drive you to the
airport or anywhere in Florida. Flat rates. Reason-
able. Call Mike, 941-567-6634.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL and
resort. Love what we do, love to work. 941-756-
JUST THAT CLEANING service: We will clean your
home like our own. We offer organic cleaning prod-
ucts. Free estimate. Please, call Jenise, 941-730-
6773 or call Brad at 941-704-5609.
U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport
runs, anywhere. 941-746-5651, 941-545-6688.
PART-TIME BOOKKEEPING services available,
experienced and reliable. Call Michael Northfield
JOHN "THE FIREMAN" Island Cycle & Scooter
Repair. 25 years experience. Affordable prices. 918-
639-5002 or 941-276-1414.
DIRTY LAUNDRY? WORLD-class laundry drop-off
service. $1 per pound, most items. Sun Clean Coin
Laundry. 2905 Manatee Ave., W., Bradenton. 941-
TVS MOUNTED INSTALLED, set-up networking,
wired, wireless, audio, video surveillance cameras.
Palmfish Communication, 941-896-0798.
I WILL HELP you get caught up on your business
bookkeeping, so you can file your taxes on time. Call
Gina Riley at 813-482-3660 or visit my website www.
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 JD's Window Cleaning
looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make
dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.
RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your
home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 19
years on Anna Maria Island. Call 941-518-8301.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. 941-
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLERS repairs and installa-
tions, watering the island for 15 years. Jeff, 941-
SAVE YOUR CITRUS trees: Urban Garden Pest
Control specializes in citrus tree restoration. Pro-
fessional pruning and affordable spray program will
restore your citrus trees to their full fruitfulness. 941-
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, clean-
ups. Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
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Jim Basiley, LLC li
Engineer turned Handyman -
free estimates -- no service charge -- no job too small
Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Air Conditioning, Power Wash
Call Jim at 941-448-7806 or email: email@example.com
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Specializing in old
Florida seashell driveways and scapes. Free esti-
mates. Call Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $50/yard. Hauling
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone"
TOP NOTCH LAWN Care: Residential and com-
mercial. For all your landscaping needs. 941-932-
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30 years experience. 941-729-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island ref-
erences. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.
CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-
GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman,
light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades.
Call 941-778-6170 or 941-447-2198.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: 25-year Island resident. We
do all repair, interior and exterior, insured. The Flying
SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable
quality work. 941-720-2906.
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commercial,
roofs, driveways, house, lanai, pool area. The Flying
PRESSURE WASHING: RESIDENTIAL, commer-
cial, 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
CORTEZ CONCRETE AND Masonry: No job too
small. Patios, driveways, stucco, etc. Sills repaired.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety,
changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-
0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
VACATION RENTALS: BRADENTON houses or
condos. Weekly or monthly. Call 941-962-0971 or
Suzanne Wilson, broker.
MARCH AVAILABILITY: 2BR at Westbay Cove
condo. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants, on
free trolley line. Tennis, two heated pools. Old Flor-
ida Realty Co., 941-713-9096.
3BR/1.5BA with screen porch, garage. Washer,
dryer and big back yard. $2,000 month. Mike
Norman Realty, 941-778-6696.
ANNUAL RENTAL N.W. Bradenton: 3BR/2A private
home with heated pool and fenced backyard. Tile
and carpet, granite counter tops, two-car garage,
covered patio, partial lake views, washer/dryer hook-
ups. Lawn care and pool care provided. Small dog
considered. Close to Robinson Preserve. $1,600/
month. First, last, security. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-
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commission. We offer guest services! www.coast-
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$2,000. Call Coastal Properties Realty, 941-794-
AVAILABLE 2014-2015 WINTER season: 2BR/2BA
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River Oaks 2/2 condo. riverfront, updated, pool, tennis,
elevator, clubhouse, dock. $129,000.
GULFFRONT Vacation/Seasonal 5/4 Home.
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us for a free professional consultation. Call Lynn at
Edgewater Real Estate, 941-778-8104.
LAKEFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA. $230,500. Over-
55 community, no pets, renovated home, quiet area,
double carport, ground floor, boat docks, kayak/
canoe facilities, heated pool, exercise room, tennis,
shuffleboard, and waterfront park on beautiful Sara-
sota Bay. Only two miles to Bradenton Beach. For
sale by owner. Call Fred 941-794-5011.
FOR SALE BY owner: Palm Court off of El Conquis-
tador Parkway. 4816 61st. Ave. Drive W., Bradenton.
Move-in ready, 941-524-6977.
LOCAL HOMEOWNER SEEKS a second mortgage
on canal home. Value of equity, $415,000. Will pay
interest only for two years at 8 percent. Seeking to
borrow $135,000, monthly payments of $900. Con-
tact owner Dave at email@example.com or call
A-PLUS VILLA in Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished, many updates, $239,900. 941-792-5405 or
FOR SALE BY owner: Lot 4, Block C at 112 79th
Street, Holmes Beach. 64x80-feet, house being
demolished, 650-feet from Gulf, $690,000. 941-
2BR/2BA CONDO: Holmes Beach on Gulf. Rentals
booked. $450,000. Owner, 941-778-9378.
GREAT LITTLE HOUSE, great big view: Open
water view of AMI Bridge and Anna Maria Sound,
1950s-built cottage, block construction, pine accents.
Many upgrades. An island treasure. $849,500. FSBO.
941-730-2606 (leave message).
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ANNA MARIA COTTAGE Adorable, vintage cottage
located west of Gulf Drive for easy beach access. 3BR/2BA,
great screened porch, single car garage. Selling "turnkey"
EXCEPTIONAL BEACH VIEWS from this 2BR/2BT
house at south end of Island. Unobstructed view will never
change. Direct beach views. $499,000.
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BEACHFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BT direct beach front.
Ground level, located next to pool, "turnkey" furnished. Fan-
tastic views of the Gulf. $529,000.
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